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Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Mon Nov 25 at 2044, Radio Tirana via WRMI is
ending `Albania in a Week`, unID song, VG on the caradio while 15770
is often rather weak here off the side of the Eurobeam. 2047.5
`Cultural Activities`, 2050 `Sports Roundup` takes only a minute for
scores of some unrecognizable teams (unless you`re Albanian?); 2051
``ending today`s broadcast`` but fills the rest with songs.

Today`s broadcast if possible should bring us news from the source
about the big 6.4 earthquake: 2030 on 15770; 0230 on 9395 --- UT Wed
but note that on UT Thu, 0230 is bumped by `This is a Music Show`
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 26 at 1554, CHU is back! I`ve been checking
every day and it was still off Nov 25. Much weaker than // 14670-CUSB
as normal for daytime. Ha! I got them even before NRC website:

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/
System status - NRC short wave station broadcasts (CHU)

which shows 7.850 MHz had been off since:
2019-10-28 @ 17:00
and was back on as of:
2019-11-26 @ 16:00
Let`s hope CHU is back to stay this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, Nov 26 at 1510, RHC in dead air; then
just-barely-modulation // 15140. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 25 at 2349, carrier audible under wall-of-noise
Cuban jamming against no Martí, presumed R. Chaski; and it disappears
about 2356* but I had dozed off and missed timing it exactly. Several
previous attempts could not even get the carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6040, Nov 26 at 0001, poor-fair signal, suptorted talk
like RHC often provides; wiggle that patchcord! Which they do, 0004
suddenly Spanish modulation becomes normal, RRI ID.

6020, Nov 26 after 0400, RRI English is VG at 0415, much better than
simulEnglish from Turkey on 6125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960-, Nov 25 at 2349, JBA carrier on the minus side,
no doubt PBS Xinjiang, land of Uighur brainwashing by the ChiCom. VOT
may have been missing again for 2300 English, or I just missed their
closing. BTW there is another station even more on the minus side of
5960 which comes on later, Kuwait scheduled from 0200 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 monitoring: on IRRS 7290 via
UTwente SDR, confirmed Monday November 25 cutting on in progress at
1900:23 as I am starting to recite the KNLS schedule, which occurs
about 1:20 into the program; therefore the playback started close to
1859! Altho the big carrier came on air at *1856, almost muscling
aside the CRI ACI, it remained silent, no Aïda, no ID, no IRRS
sign-on, no news, cutting on modulation with WOR already running, just
as has been happening for the past two or three weeks. Anyhow there is
no doubt it`s on the air today. Via Romania? Ivo Ivanov in neighboring
Bulgaria maintains it is; but does not refute Alexander Busneag`s
analysis that there is no spare transmitter available at that time in
Romania.

At 1928 I check 7290 here in OK, and detect a JBA carrier. But Harold
Frodge, Midland MI was able to get more last week: ``ROMANIA: 7290,
IRRS (presumed); 1902, 11/18; Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio. Poor with
occasional fair peak in the QRN + co-channel QRM. No co-channel
candidates in the List Log Lists, so probably hamsters`` (The 7290
area is prime hangout for American hams running AM instead of LSB.)

Also confirmed UT Tuesday Nov 26 at 0115 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, S9-S7.
Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW; 9330?
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full WOR schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15151.5-USB, Nov 26, 2019 at 1440, 2-way in colloquial
Spanish INTRUDERS. Have also logged them numerous times on this
frequency before, dating back to 2006y! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT November 26