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Glenn Hauser logs November 18-19, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 18 at 2254, still no signal from CHU.
Richard Langley, NB, explains the disconnect with NRC website status,
Nov 18 at 1239:

``Back home now and I, too, cannot get any signal on 7850 kHz. Got in
touch with the NRC officer again and this is his reply this morning
(18 November):

"It was back up on Thursday when I changed the web status. It failed
again Thursday night and I am unable to change the web status from
home. Sorry for the inconvenience."

And at 1746 UT Nov 18: ``The website has now been updated to indicate
that 7850 kHz is down again. --Richard`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Nov 18 at 0730, RHC English surprised to find here
instead of 6165, and the only frequency still on at this late hour,
S9-S8. Error? Last minute change? Experiment? 6165 was still on the
delayed B-19 schedule that Arnie sent out. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. IIRC last year he did something like this, then back to 6165.

At 0120 UT Nov 19, 6000 is on with undermodulated RHC English, but not
yet 6165, or 6145. Still neither past 0200, but at 0212 recheck, now
6145 is on, not 6165; 6145 is also undermodulated, somewhat weaker
signal than 6000, but 6145 is less distorted. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7340, Nov 18 at 1455, RHC poor here on NF/RF like last winter
mornings, ex-9640.

9640, Nov 18 at 2305, RHC still here in the tarde, but VP S3-S7, much
weaker than before, must be change in parameters. Anyhow makes it less
likely to splurge buzzfield.

11880, Nov 18 at 2250, second day of NF/RF for English to Africa hour,
S9+10 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. As I reported before, IRRS 7290 was not to be heard
via UTwente when the 19-20 UT broadcast was checked last week on Nov
12 and 15, but was again heard on Nov 16. Alfredo Cotroneo replies:

``Glenn, Hearing your program tonight, reporting that IRRS was off the
air on Tue Nov 12, 2019. However, I have confirmation that our
broadcasts on 7290 kHz were run according to schedule, at least in the
last 10 days.

We have a very low SSN number and changing propagation conditions on a
day-by-day basis. Should not rely only on Twente/SDR to monitor.
Signal has been reported OK in the UK in the last few days, and very
bad, weak, interfered by China on 7295 kHz or not existent at times on
Twente. Pse see attachment for signal on 7290 in London on Tue Nov.
12, 2019, which was very strong with no signal [?? sic] on 7290 for
the entire 1 hr broadcast from 19-20 UTC. China on 7295 was
much lower and overcome by 7290.

I'll appreciate if you make a correction in the next WOR please
regarding the fact that we were indeed on air and did not miss any
broadcast on 7290. Best 73s. Alfredo Cotroneo`` (Glenn Hauser, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 7275, Nov 18 at 2256, chime IS repeating alternating
with announcements in Vietnamese including keywords ``phat-thanh``.
Must be KBSWR about to start Viet hour; WRTH 2019 page 481 quotes full
ID and explains the IS: ```Korean children`s song ``Dar-a Dar-a
Balgeun Dar-a (Oh Bright Moon)`` played on a glockenspiel``` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Nov 18 at 2300, REE English, Justin Coe
introducing ``Concerto 1700`` playing some restored early music. Very
nice, but forget about any current events (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 7496.0, Nov 18 at 2256, JBA carrier far enough away
from WBCQ. Smax of Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on typical split
frequency. Latest Aoki is close, showing VOT at 2300-2305 & 2335-2400
on 7496. I assume the ChiCom still also jam these from `even`
frequencies but nothing now on 7495 or 7500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday November 18 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good S9+10, better than
usual, but again this week not on // 9395 where the Xmas music show is
running.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, also good S9+10,
but not on // 9395 which we were hoping to restore; anyway the latter
is JBA in some fill? music.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast; JBA at 0413
check on WBCQ 5130-; and by now 9330 is no longer to be heard altho
duplicating 5130 earlier from 0200 with Johnny Lightning. John Carver
says that cut off abruptly at 0316.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, while 9955 was
VP vs pulse jamming at earlier 0413 check; but at 0457, WOR could be
detected under the jamming.

Out and missed checking via UTwente, Monday Nov 18 circa 1900 on IRRS
7290 via Romania; did anyone hear it and whether WOR aired intact from
1902?

Also confirmed, UT Tuesday Nov 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, very poor
S6-S8; by 0120 better S9+10/S7. 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, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, UT Mon Nov 18 at 0200, WBCQ-6 has switched to
simulcast Area 51 on 5130v, instead of 7490 for several preceding
hours, i.e. `Johnny Lightning` following `Encore` at 0100 which
followed `Le Show` from 0000.

We hoped 9330 would still be running until at least 0430 thus
including WORLD OF RADIO, but by 0400, nothing more to be heard on
9330. John Carver, mid-north Indiana, reports:

``Caught your message about 9330 late last evening. Tuned over and
listened to John Lightning until about 0316 when 9330 just stopped in
mid sentence. Went back to 5130 but did check 9330 over the next
fifteen minutes or so and it didn't come back. 5130 went to hell
during WOR from propagation so tuned over to 9955 [WRMI] and caught
the entire WOR there in the following half hour.``

9330, Nov 18 at 2249, WBCQ-6 on air again with gospel huxter citing
Malachi, presumed but not positively WLC Radio, S9+25/35.

Next check 2307, rock music certainly not WLC, but not //7490 either,
whence? Soon DJ as ``Captain Bill``, talking about sailing to Exuma,
sponsored by hydro-organic-something; 2309 next tune is `Southern
Cross`` by CS&N. Sounds like something that could be on WHVW. But
nothing found about him on WHVW FB, year-old program sked, and linked
website http://www.whvw.net is gone, parked by Godaddy.

9330, Nov 19 at 0210, still rock music, not WLC, S9/+10 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0231 UT November 19