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Glenn Hauser logs October 13-16-17-18, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 17 at 1406, JBA carrier so LRA36 is again
active this Thursday morning.

Received Oct 17 from Rayén Braun of RAE`s German service, details of
LRA36`s 40th-anniversary special on Sunday October 20, too late to
include in WOR 2004. I translate:

Starts at 1200 with special program in Spanish, and then segments in
other languages produced in Bs As by RAE: 1315 English, 1325
Portuguese, 1335 German, 1350 Chinese, 1400 Italian, 1415 Japanese,
1430 French, 1440-1500* DX news special in Spanish.

Later on Oct 20 there will be 2-hour repeats at 1800-2000 & 2300-0100
into UT Oct 21. In between at 2000-2300, music announced in Spanish.

Reception reports are confirmed with a digital commemorative
certificate and should be sent to lra36@...
``Viel Glück! 73 + 55 Rayén`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140 & 11760, Oct 16 at 1812, both of the only RHC
frequencies supposed to be on at this hour, are missing. Power outage?
Not enough to turn off the HM01 spy transmitter on 11635! Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767, 13834, 13633, 13567 approx. and a trace on 13900, Oct
17 at 1411, RHC-FM spurs from 13700-AM are back today with F# tone.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 17 at 1415, CRI Plus relay in English is S9+30 but
severely suptorted; wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040+, Oct 18 at 0118, this RHC continues off-frequency
another night and barely modulated in Spanish. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Oct 18 at 0120, RHC is S9 to S9+10, but JBM; I have to
strain to be sure it`s in English. 6165 is even worse at S9-S6, the
only two English frequencies during prime time. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 17 at 0603, that mattress infomercial in Spanish
again plugging how wonderful it is for your spine, etc., maybe runs
every night at this time for those who can`t sleep; from the south, so
likely XEAU Monterrey; bothered by 1089 TA het, but 1090 KAAY pretty
much nulled. I really need to tune in a bit earlier for an ID (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2004, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Oct 17 at 2307, big S9+10 pirate signal
way better than a lot of licensed broadcasters, with ``OK, buddy,
start playing it`` at least thrice, hard rock, rap; 2312, ``happily
splendor, *u*k*n* in heaven`` or something like that uttered over and
over past 2316 mixed with music and another voice-over ID of three
letters, hard to make out, BNI? DMR? No, must have been CNR as among
the many reports here of: Clever Name Radio
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,59231.0.html
2337 recheck, ``Like a Rolling Stone`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 17 at 1830 UT, KOKB Blackwell is on the air
again after another absence, sports talk (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4775-, Oct 17 at 2319, two JBA carriers slightly on the minus
side, vs CODAR, the usual situation here between R. Tarma and Brasil`s
R. Congonhas. Nor around 0130 Oct 18. I`m afraid the new 2 kW
transmitter Tarma is supposed to start testing today has been of no
help. Viz.:

``AN INTERESTING ITEM I GOT INFORMATION FROM CESAR DIOSES LIVING IN
CIUDAD TRUJILLO IN PERU HERE THE TEXT YOU MAY UTILIZE IN YOUR
PROGRAMS: (1) Playdx Dario Monferini Source:
https://playdxblog.blogspot.com/

Noticia desde nuestro amigo y colaborador Cesar Dioses desde Ciudad
Trujillo de Perù. Radio Tarma Internacional estarà probando su nuevo
transmisor de 2 kW en onda corta por los 4775 kHz banda de 60 metros.
Habrà una QSL especial para todos aquellos que envìen informes de
recepcìon con clips de audio por email :
gerenciageneral@... Las transmisiones empezaràn el dia
jueves 17 octubre a las 21:00 hasta las 02:00 UTC.``

I suppose they will continue following days? Per WRTH, OCX4E old
transmitter was only 500 watts; check *1000 except Sundays *1100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2004, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 17 at 2219, VOT English arrives only F-P. On Oct
27 makes the usual B-season shift to an hour later from 2300 UT, and
two bands lower to 5960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday October 16 starting at 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490.08; running 21
seconds late but no problem since nothing is cut off, including WOR
finishing complete just after 2129.

Also confirmed UT Thursday Oct 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair; I`m not
upcut, but spurious second ID by Bob Zanotti just before WOR gets to
say only his name after another full ID before him by Bob Biermann.

WORLD OF RADIO 2004 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Cuba, Germany, India, Isle of Man and non, Japan, Korea South, Kuwait,
México, Nigeria non, Perú, Sudan non*, Sudan South non*, Suriname,
Sweden, Thailand*, Turkey*, USA*; language lessons; propagation
outlook; *B-19 schedules

WOR 2004 is available as of 0001 UT Friday October 18
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2004.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2004.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct. 26]
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 to WSW; 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
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. 9330.00, Oct 16 at 2013, WBCQ-6 is on again with tests
becoming regular, S9 to only S6, so at first on the 60 degree beam
away from here, two WLC guys conversing; 2058 vamp IS; not checked
again until 0030 Oct 17, still in English but VP S5-S6 (compared to
9265 WINB JBA carrier, but the three WRMIs 9395, 9455 and 9955 are all
VG now, tho subject to blackouts later).

9330.00, Oct 17 at 2220, WBCQ-6 is on again at S9+30/40, so obviously
beaming this way with 22db gain of 500 kW; the two WLC guys are pissed
that the rest of us are observing the ``Papal calendar`` which
leads to false worship days and drinking of wine --- Sunday? Saturday?
Friday? He must be one hell of a nit-picker! I assume they are partial
to Saturday Sabbaths, as deviant 7DAs. I`d love to know what the AWR
people think of WLC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 17 at 1402, WJHR gospel huxter referencing
Deuteronomy, just after nominal sign-on; seldom audible, so is there
sporadic E around? Yes, the WWCRs are way boosted to S9+10 on 15825
and 13845; checked DX Map at 1450 to find 31 MHz MUF roughly halfway
to Milton, and there continued to be lots of off-season Es over the
USA, but not exceeding 88 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. [Correxion: time and date omitted originally: from 0123
UT Oct 13:] Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, a good idea as Jim
Renfrew, NY has been reporting lots of stuff now and recently: this on
the handheld DX-398 to be sure they DF approx. NE if not SW, but
facing lots of splatter from those pesky North Americans on even
frequencies:

612, 621, 693, 774, 783, 837, 855, 882, 936(2), 999, 1017, 1053, 1062,
1089, 1125, 1179, 1215, 1296(2), 1305, 1413, 1422, 1503, 1512.

(I also have off-frequency-minus hets below 774 and 1548, but as
previously divined, those two are harmonically related to each other
and to 387-, so something local; never mind. DF on these is N/S)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 17 at 0310: I
am not digging quite as deep as usual for JJBBA carriers, but still
come up with: 531, 612, 621, 693, 702, 711, 774(2), 819, 837(2),
855(2), 882, 909, 936, 954, 999, 1053, 1062, 1089, 1098, 1107(2),
1152.

On 774 I could make out some talk modulation at 0314, presumably the
megawatt from Egypt altho there are 8 medium-power Spaniards on 774.

We seem to be at the autumnal peak of TA and TP MW DX, but maybe not
for much longer with A and K indices building up to 25 and 5 by Oct
25, per WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2004, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15054.30-USB, Oct 17 at 1408, 2-way in colloquial
Spanish, whistling; I doubt these be licensed OR pilots (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0420 UT October 18