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Glenn Hauser logs October 2-3-4, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.979, Oct 3 at 1336, JBA carrier on signature
off-frequency of LRA36; hardly any reports of them elsewhere the past
week and wondered if still active almost every day (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Oct 4 at 0307, after a summer of no reception,
JBA YL talk on Canadian Coast Guard marine weather frequency; having
misplaced link to CCG schedule, I find this worldwide one:
https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Maritime_Weather_Transmissions
which shows VCS Halifax NS starting 2749 at 0240; nothing now/yet on
2598-USB, the further and weaker NL channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15565, Oct 4 at 0003, not much on 19m, but a fadey S7 signal
in Chinese here, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs VOA Chinese via Thailand;
certainly not either Radio Thailand to North in English on 15590
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370 // 15140, Oct 2 at 1942, RHC in English on both
frequencies; supposed to be 15140 only and 15370 other languages. This
follows dead air on both the other day. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. But interesting cultural item about Carmina Burana performed as a
dance after winning some award in Mexico? That I`d like to hearsee.
Soon into mandatory anti-American propaganda, how José Martí became
disillusioned with America after visiting it. But how was he to know
that in the next century, America would name a major radio and TV
service for him?! 2001 both into Arabic instead of French on 15140. By
2049 check, 15370 in Portuguese, 15140 off.

This on the BST-1 caradio; at first I did a double take when I heard
RHC English twice on the memory scan thinking I mishit the button, but
another time around, Morse readout of frequencies confirmed both. BTW,
this radio was out of commission for a while, as the antenna coax
broke; turns out it had been flexing forever out of sight as it went
into the trunk, every time it opened and closed; spliced it back
together and as good as new (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 3 at 0535, RHC in Spanish instead of English, and
just barely modulated. Same situation Oct 4 at 0321 during a song,
S9+20 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 3 at 0537, surprised to hear the weakened voice of
Arnie Coro on RHC English --- is it his `Breakthru` science show? No,
despite being UT Thursday, it`s `DXers Unlimited` with ham radio
equipment topic. Hard to follow as he speaks too fastly and
indistinctly. Soon at 0540, outro as ``weekend edition of DXUL``! So
they are playing back the Sunday hour instead of Wednesday! And the
midweek should have aired the night before. Something`s always wrong
at RHC. There is a tremendously sad disparity between his ailing voice
now and the canned outro recorded years ago when he was in full voice.
Mandatory anti-American propaganda follows, `Connecting the Dots`
about the many sins of Andrew Jackson against native Americans;
certainly true but only the worst of American history may be
mentioned. What about the fate of the Taíno in Cuba?? 6100 is best of
the lot by far, S9+30 with good modulation; 6165 is JBA! 6000 is
undermodulated at S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 3 at 1339, S9 of dead air from RHC while 15230 is
OK, not an unusual situation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13566 S9, 13633 S9+10, 13768 S9, 13835 S9, Oct 9 at 1400,
approx. centers of panoply of FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM at
approx. intervals of 65-68 kHz, but none detectable further out circa
13500 & 13900, not even the F# tone which accompanies program audio on
the closer ones. Unlike 13700 itself, the stronger spurs are about
equally readable in FM or AM mode. Some days these are present, other
days not at all; how does RHC manage that, where something is always
wrong? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Oct 3 at 1450, RHC 9640 is still surrounded by a
buzzfield, also audible at the center along with some hum. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 3 at 1946, RHC in Arabic, supposed to be in
French; while 15140 succeeds to be in English. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 3 at 2353, RHC is off its #1 frequency so I check
for others: also off, 11850 and its 11840/11860 spurs; and 11670.
Still on this band, 11700 in Spanish and 11950 Mesa Redonda until
2400. 13740 and 7380 also missing; 9535, 9640, 5040, 6000 still on and
the 5990 CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, Oct 4 at 0001, CRI relay is dead air; 15730 RHC is
very poor but modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA [and non]. 4055, Oct 4 at 0309, S9 to S9+10 of open
carrier, dead air from TGAV, Radio Truth/Verdad, just like WBCQ 7490.1
and WRMI 7780. At least the electric companies benefit (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 12110, Oct 3 at 2351, S5-S7 JBA talk; scheduled as VOA
Burmese via Tinang, 2330-2430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Oct 2 at 2102, REE North American frequency
is off. 11670 for Africa also continues AWOL; 12030 to ME is S9-S8 of
dead air once again --- leaving only one in service, 11940 to S
America but VP here. 9690 not a propagation problem since Greek music
OK on 9420 at 2105. Yet a sesquihour earlier at 1930, Wolfgang
Bueschel reported 9690 on, and also 12030 apparently then with
modulation too; during a silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9740, Oct 2 at 2107, W&M talking, VP and not sure of
language, then recognize English; China? No, scheduled as VOA in
French this semihour weekdays, via Woofferton. Maybe a bit of English
mixed in language lesson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct
2 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.070v, fair S7-S8. I`m not upcut here but
instead automation chops off last half of ``Q`` in singing ID before
music can resolve, and starts WOR on time; this has happened for quite
a while.

Also confirmed UT Thursday Oct 3 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 2002 contents: Albania, Antarctica, Ustralia, Austria,
Bolivia, Brasil, Canada non, China, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany,
Japan/Korea North non, Korea South, Mali, New Zealand, North America,
Oman, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Thailand,
Turkey, USA and non, Vietnam, Zambia; and the propagation outlook.
Completed by 0112 UT October 4 ready for first broadcasts Friday:

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 0830? or 5045-USB?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 1030?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes][or 0700?]
2100 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, as of Oct 3 at 1448 and 1945 chex, still no signals
from WBCQ; in fact I think nothing since the Sept 28 AAAWWW when it
was not the 500 kW. Nor has AW twitted anything about it the past
week. Setup stalled even with techs helping from the manufacturers?
Aren`t the WLC flat-earthers paying for it getting impatient? Gotta
get this going before the world ends! Remember the target date had
been last July. Maybe more news on AAAWWW this week from 0000 UT
Saturday on 7490v et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490.1, Oct 4 at 0310, S5-S9 of dead air from
WBCQ. 7780 WRMI and 4055 TGAV are also open carrier now; situation
contagious? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7780, Oct 4 at 0311, WRMI is S9-S8 of dead air; so
is WBCQ 7490.1 and 4055 TGAV; hey stations, wake up or turn off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 2 at 2050, WJHR again audible on proper
frequency but JB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5072.010 and 5097.988, Oct 4 at 0322 I am still detecting
the JBA parasitic spur carriers out of WTWW-2 where music modulation
is audible only on VG S9+30 fundamental measured on 5085.002, i.e.
approx. 12.99 kHz above and below; used to be more like 12.90; Ted
adjusted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Oct 4 at 0249 UT, Vietnamese song at usual good signal
level from KGOW Bellaire (Houston) TX, and // 1480 KNGO The Metroplex
but not synchronized. Checking this because earlier Oct 3, Paul Walker
posted:

``Everyone's favorite ethnic station, Viet Radio 1560 KGOW
Bellaire/Houston is completely off the air due to flooding from
Tropical Depression Imelda that has "Detrimentally affected the
transmission equipment". They are completely off the air instead of
using the separate day or night site full time like last time when the
day site got flooded``. He then clarified that KGOW had applied to FCC
today for an STA to be off the air; and someone in Houston said 1560
was off at 21 UT.

I pointed out that Imelda flooding in Houston was old news from a
sesquiweek ago, and that I was still hearing KGOW last night or this
morning.

Scott Fybush replied, ``I was in Houston in the immediate aftermath of
Imelda, from the 19th until the 22nd. KGOW was on the air every time I
checked. I didn't go out to its transmitter site(s), so I don't know
which site it was using or what the state of those sites might have
been.

(Based on my visits and conversations with the local engineers, there
was no flooding damage to any Houston broadcast sites, though I was
unable to visit KTRH 740 because the road leading to the site was
underwater. There were no signals off the air or noticeably at reduced
power while I was there.)

KGOW's sites are pretty far west, as I recall. The flooding was
predominantly east. I'm not saying KGOW didn't suffer some sort of
damage... but what it's telling the FCC doesn't match up very well
with what I saw and heard last month.``

As for KYND 1520, Stephen Luce, Houston replies Oct 3 on the WOR iog
to my previous report: ``The station has been off the air since
September 25. Operation had been highly irregular prior to that
date``. So was that because of flooding? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0619 UT October 4

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Oct 4 at 0305 UT, USA Radio News concluding as QRM
to KGOW just checked in Vietnamese. That network only applies to three
1560 daytimers in the NRC AM Log, KTUI Sullivan MO, or WCNW Fairfield
OH or WFSP Kingwood WV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)