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Glenn Hauser logs November 12-13, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, Nov 13 at 0229, WRMI S9+10/20 with Tecsun
Australia SW receiver ad (are they really trying to do business in
America?), but cut off at 0230 sharp for World Music fill instead of
Radio Tirana, which has still not been restored. Music could be Slavic
or Greek, or maybe even Albanian? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 6060, Nov 13 at 0100, dead air for a bit after
SMTV, then RAE opening relay in Spanish via WRMI, undermodulated
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 10000-CUSB, Nov 12 at 0653, PPE pips every dekasecond
mixing with WWV pips ever unisecond. Good nightmiddle trans-equatorial
propagation from Brazil also on 9665- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 12 at 1826, CHR Trenton Military still 61
minutes slow announcing ``time: 1725 zulu``, after no-reports-received
from MB and AB airports, but then received from those in BC
timestamped 1400. CHR should listen to CHU! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9790, Nov 12 at 1537, Chinese vs Chinese making a
fast SAH, adding up to S9/+10. Scheduled here this hour only is RFA
Chinese via SAIPAN, consequently with CNR1 jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9330, Nov 13 at 0727, S9+10 of dead air --- not to be
confused with World`s Last Chance Radio via WBCQ as allegedly
scheduled 24 hours on 9330, but a long-standing hour for the Cuban spy
numbers station HM01, presumably talking and beeping during parts of
this hour alternate nights. If WLC ever get going, quite a collision
will result (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13560, Nov 13 at 1510, RHC FM spurblob at S9, only F# tone
audible, no program modulation like 13700-AM transmitter source of
this. Welcome back! Had not heard any of this for some weeks. That
means at approx. 70 kHz intervals from fundamental, so another one
soon located around 13630, with a trace of music. But much weaker on
the plus side, 13770; by 1513 all have weakened, being tweaked, or
just random? At 1531 I hear a trace of F# circa 13490 vs CODAR.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9640, Nov 12 at 1546, RHC music with a SAH from
something else --- South Korea scheduled in Aoki; HFCC adds Sa`udi
Arabia, perhaps wooden; note that per the delayed B-19 schedule from
Arnie via wb, this Antillas frequency is to be replaced with 7340 by
November 18, temprano at 12-16 UT, while 9640 will remain a tarde
frequency at 22-05 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 12 at 1824, RHC is off, but 11760 remains on in
Spanish. Per B-19 sked both are supposed to run in Spanish until 1900.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13820, Nov 12 at 1532, Radio Martí VG as usual but
some pulse jamming at last audible under; and also still pulse jamming
against nothing on ex-13605, just in case RM go back there, which it
never does until A-season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 17800, Nov 12 at 1512, YL with weather info, lots of
numbers, in French, VP signal; at 1527 recheck now in English but with
very heavy French accent, S9-S7. // 17825 but on the latter the audio
is somewhat degraded, like ``chuffing``. This is for the special
Mini-Transat La Boulangère yacht race second leg from Gran Canaria to
Martinique. Boulangère means baker, but has nothing to do with baking
and should not be so translated. Why thus named?

17800, Nov 13 at 1506, better now, S9-S6 with French numerical info;
but this time no AM signal on 17825, rather traces of DRM noise.

Until now 17825 had always been heard in AM altho registered as DRM;
and always noticeably weaker than 17800; despite otherwise identical
parameters, 250 kW, 250 degrees, no slews, antenna type 217, and CIRAF
targets 11SE,36S,46NW,81S which convert to: 11SE = eastern Caribbean;
36S = north Atlantic Canary Islands westward; 46NW = north Atlantic
adjacent south of there; and 81S = central north Atlantic devoid of
land, otherwise a never-cited target area for anything.

When really in DRM, the power is presumably cut significantly. Now how
many contestants are listening in DRM rather than AM, or even have
portable DRM receivers aboard??? It`s unclear how much longer this
will continue, but available until November 30, presumably somewhat
beyond arrival of the winner, safely to serve the stragglers (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6255, Nov 12 at 0708, JBA talk, presumed
Echo of Hope on its current frequency per Aoki/NDXC, already
propagating after 4 pm local somewhat before sunset. Also North Korean
noise jamming can be heard on 6350 and 6600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Nov 12 at 1929 UT, ``La Diferente 97.9 FM y 1120
AM``. 2000 UT ToH legal ID pronounces KETU in English, additional
slogan,``La estación latina de Tulsa, Oclajoma``. Their top-billed FM
is of course a mere 250-watt translator, K250BN with a tiny fraxion of
the 10 kW AM daytime coverage, but where it counts, I suppose, as 1120
CoL is really Catoosa. FCC map pins K250BN near US 169/64 and East
54th St., i.e. on the SE side of Tulsa, yet direxional favoring the
SE, not NW, quite a null at 290 degrees. ``La Diferente`` is a rather
weak slogan claim, if you ask me (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2007 monitoring: since I was out at a
Veterans` Day event, could not check UT Tue Nov 12 at 0100 on WRMI
7780; did anyone hear it? Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, USAF ret., OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Nov 12 at 1822, SMTV via WRMI finally without extra
audio, during Vietnamese? music; had been double-audio whenever
checked on Nov 10 and 11. 6060, Nov 13 at 0043 still only one and
undermodulated at S9+10.

5800, Nov 13 at 0047, JBA carrier again, implying that despite
implementation of new 6060 ex-5800 temporarily, there is now another
weak WRMI transmitter holding the fort on 5800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Wed Nov 13, WBCQ William Tell Overture so `Allan
and Angela Weiner WorldWide` playback is starting: an oldie opening
with additional guests present, Larry & Jane Will, Tom, et al. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Tue Nov 12 at 1814 and 2258 chex, WTWW-1 is on with
SFAW, S9+20 but undermodulated. So much for the Sunday-only 15-18 sked
when website last checked, and heard by Dave Kenny. But 9475 remains
off most of the time, such as at 1636 check Nov 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 7630, Nov 12 at 1539, JBA carrier with flutter,
presumed clandestine to North Korea Voice of Martyrs, as scheduled
1530-1600 via Tashkent, per Aoki but absent from HFCC. This site is a
favorite for several other such services, bouncing across China (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Nov 13 at 0101 after absurdly off-topic
``Onward Christian Soldiers``, WHRI opening relay of Voice of Vietnam,
in Vietnamese. As Peter W Hansen reported already Nov 8 to the WOR
iog:

``It appears that Vietnam on 7315 WHRI has a new schedule:
0000-0027 English 25 degrees;
0030-0057 Spanish 173 degrees;
0100-0157 Vietnamese 260 degrees
(no break at 0130 went straight through)``
So no longer a chance to hear English again at 0100 on a better beam
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1751 UT Nov 13