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Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO STATION HITLIST UPDATED Oct 27

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Australia - Unique R: Added livestream link (thanks to Tim Gaynor
in WOR iog list)

2) Germany - Shortwave Radio for Eur: Updated links to new designed
website.

3) Updated UTC offset notations (due to summer time changes) for
Croatia, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Romania, & Spain

The next update will be early November for winter time changes in the
Americas. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

** ALASKA [non]. 11760, Oct 27 at 1427, any trace of KNLS English
under RHC Spanish? NO, despite tentative schedule quoted in DXLD 19-41
which came from the B-19 info on KNLS Russian website, 11760 for both
the 1200 and 1400 English hours. Rechecking current HFCC info for
KNLS, NOW it shows 11670! for both transmissions, unconfirmed yet but
which should bear a bit less blockage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** BONAIRE. 7245.0-LSB, Oct 27 at 0031, PJ4K working contest.
QRZ.com:
PJ4K Bonaire
Rich Smith, N6KT
Bonaire Bonaire QSL: Via KU9C
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 7092.6-LSB, Oct 27 at 0023, PR4T calling CQ Contest,
working mostly US stations. This is my mini-dip into the madness of an
annual event, packing 40m with signals on split frequencies rather
than at least convenient 1 kHz intervals. QRZ.com shows:
``PR4T Brazil ARAUCÁRIA DX GROUP RIO DX GROUP BRAZIL Brazil``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.7, Oct 27 at 0042, JBA music, suspect R. Aparecida,
which has been undetected here for some weeks, but typical
offfrequenciness, altho sometimes above 11856. Now 11780 RNA is
incredibly stronger, so RA must be very QRP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Oct 27 at 1255 UT, talk in English; after sunrise
here and way after in Toronto, so could it be something else? No,
pronounces about ``aboot`` twice, and 1258 ID ``CHHA 1610 AM``. So
Voces Latinas also employs a minority language. TopEnd this time of
year can keep skywaving quite a while, but fading out by 1310.

Stale 2015/2016 program grid at

http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PostCard-CHHA-1610AM-2016.jpg
does show ``English music`` Sat & Sun until 9 am ET. But this was
all-talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7103.8-LSB, Oct 27 at 0025, CF3M uttering nothing but own
callsign over and over; soon shifts to 7104.8. QRZ.com shows:
CF3M Canada
Ken Kovalenko
Richmond Hill, ON
Canada
QSL: LoTW or direct via VE3LA

Contesters like to get special 4- or even 3-character callsigns, since
5-character original calls would eat up too much time, reducing number
of contacts and ultimate scores. Even better: as many single-syllable
fonetix as possible. Every microsecond counts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 900, Oct 27 at 0613, Spanish song, XEW? NO, loops SE and
quickly // much weaker 890 with WLS Jimbo nulled, therefore the two
Radios Progreso. Yet WRTH shows 900 is 50 kW from far Holguín, while
890 is 200 kW from closer Ciego de Ávila.

[and non]. Once mighty XEW, La Voz de la América Latina desde México,
is seldom heard here; if I do get a 900 Mexican, it`s XEOK Monterrey,
or used to be: IRCA Log thinx it may be off to FM. There was a 100:1
power disparity, 250 vs 2.5 kW night power! WRTH 2019 gave XEW only
100 kW, a 40:1 ratio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sat Oct 26 at 1940, `The Jazz Place` on RHC, but
somewhat overmodulated/distorted. I think this is on alternate weeks;
better luck on some of the repeats? Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 27 at 0040, RHC is splattering plus/minus 15, even
20 kHz; while // 11700 & 11670 are cleaner. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, Oct 27 at 0048, CRI relay at S3-S4, but hardly any
modulation, i.e. second harmonic of 5990 then checked with same JBM
and suptorted, yet S9+35. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Oct 27 at 0049, RHC English with jazz show, but JBM,
hum and suptorted, so even worse than first hearing at 1940 on 15140.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

[and non] BTW, since 5990 useless CRI relay is also on now, they
result in a very weak leapfrog mixing product on 6010, probably the
stronger of hets vs BRAZIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CURACAO. 7126.6-LSB, Oct 27 at 0027, PJ2T calling QRZ during
contest. QRZ.com shows:
PJ2T Curacao
CARIBBEAN CONTESTING CONSORTIUM
Geoff Howard
#1 Groot Santa Marta
Curacao
QSL: VIA W3HNK

PJ2T, located at our club's permanent QTH called "Signal Point," is
situated on half an acre of oceanfront property adjacent to what used
to be called the Coral Cliff Hotel, formerly owned by PJ9EE, Mr. Chet
Brandon. . . with lots more info and fotos
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/pj2t
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Oct 27 at 1342, Kurdish? music/chanting,
S4-S6, the only active frequency of the bunch up to 11550, presumed
Dengê Welat today; can`t hear a second signal if co-jammed by TRT
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.0, Oct 27 at 0603 UT tune-in, last few notes of
orchestral Mexican NA and apparently off, no Spanish or music further.
Must be XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, from the SW, the only one
I ever hear. This and the other two actives in the IRCA Mexican Log
are all shown as 24 hours.

NB that at the bottom of the Log
https://www.ircaonline.org/editor_upload/File/2019%20Mexican%20Log.pdf
there is a new extensive survey of when and what version of national
anthems are played, including XEDP, ``Adult choral at Midnight`` The
morning/evening anthemings do not necessarily denote sign-ons/offs.

BTW, except for border towns, the rest of Mexico which had been on DST
has now gone off it, a week before the United Statesian Hallowe`en
extension, which Mexico never copied despite Dia de los Muertos (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, re XEYZ, Aguascalientes2 still/again on the air:
On the WTFDA Forum, Raymie Humbert, AZ, also replied October 20:
``XEYZ still on air!? What necromancy is this? This is an AM that
nearly 18 months ago told the IFT "you can have the AM back, thank
you": [4 pp]
http://rpc.ift.org.mx/rpc/pdfs/35226_181212173840_5224.pdf
What is going on?`` Pertinent paragraph among all the verbiage:

``Ahora bien, en términos de lo señalado en el último párrafo de la
propia Condición Tercera de la citada Resolución, manifiesto la
voluntad de la concesionaria para renunciar a la frecuencia 1130 KHz.
originalmente asignada, a través de la estación de radio con
distintivo de llamada XEYZ~AM; en ese sentido, es nuestra intención
continuar la operación y explotación únicamente de la frecuencia 107.7
MHz, por medio de la radiodifusora con distintivo de llamada XHYZ~FM.
Como consecuencia de lo anterior, solicitamos que los Títulos de
Concesión correspondientes versen exclusivamente sobre la frecuencia
que opera en la banda de Frecuencia Modulada y en su caso, se indiquen
las condiciones y el momento en que deberá de suspenderse de manera
definitiva la operación de la frecuencia de Amplitud Modulada y por
tanto revertirse en favor del Estado.``

1130, Oct 27 at 0624, super-hype voice actor (SHVA) proclaims, ``La
Poderosa, la más famosa`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1510, Oct 27 at 0629, classical music from SSW/NNE, no
doubt XEQI Monterrey; there is *no* USA AM station with a classical
format we hear. Brand is ``Opus 15-10 AM`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. Re ``Gran Sol`` target of REE on 12030 --- it`s surprising
that it`s NW of Spain, since this is on a 110-degree azimuth, the
other targets being the Indican Ocean and the Middle East ---
disinformation, or deliberately counting on back-radiation coverage?
This led us to assume Gran Sol would be somewhere around the other
targets. In fact the CIRAF target zones registered, 38, 39, 47, 48 are
the Arabian peninsula and the NE quadrant of Africa; not the Indican
Ocean, either, except by extension. BTW, new query: how did that C get
inserted into the SS version of Indian? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035, Oct 27 at 1339, JBA carrier from presumed
VOT English to Europe and also USward, but no improvement over ex-A-19
15450 at 1230. The English hours explicitly for us are now 2300 on
5960; 0400 on 6125. Oh2, TV Martí audio is now sked on 6125 at
2300-0400, so once they catch up with it, Cuban jamming likely to
impede Turkey too, as they are in no hurry to turn it off. I`ll bet at
HFCC B-19 this was not recognized as a potential problem.

TV Marti, however, is ex-5980, with nothing registered there between
2200 and 0200, so should finally be a great reopened window for Radio
Chaski, Perú, until whenever it close, 0000v? --- if and when the
Cuban jammers get off it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday October 27 starting at 0324 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM with slight
ACI from LSB ham; fair. Next:

[however, as of Oct 27, uniqueradio.biz is marked:
``NB : Off the air for now till further notice.``]

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
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. 7490+, Sat Oct 26 at 2225, TOMBS, but not // at all to 9455
WRMI; what became of `Good Sounding Oldies` still on the sked
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=sked&freq=7490
at 2200-2340 [sic], following Brother Scare at 1600-2200? BS does
appear M-F at 2200-2300, and everyday from 1600 until break for
otherness from 19, 20 or 21, depending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Oct 27 at 0014, awful audio of gospel huxter
conversation, presumably WWRB which has swiftly made a B-19 shift from
5050 where nothing is now. HFCC shows the usual time-share arrangement
with WWCR: during the Week of Confusion while DST remains regnant,
WWRB turnover to WWCR at 0100 UT; then from Nov 4, 0200. But WWRB will
presumably remain active only on weekends. WWRB may continue after
leaving 3215, on 3195 which is also registered 100 kW non-direxional
at 0100-0400 only, while 3185 is also registered available 24 hours,
but at 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Oct 27 at 1319 UT, Navajo talk, 1320 hymn in English,
1324 ``reflexions for the 30th Sunday of ordinary time`` and fade. I
guess that`s Catholic calculation from Easter. KTNN Window Rock AZ, I
had not heard in some time, so seems to be adhering to night
direxionality west; Oct SR/SS times are 1315/0045 UT (Nov: 1345/0015
UT). checked here after KKOB 770 was in. KTNN reception improved by
USB tuning since WSCR 670 Chicago IBOC noise is still a problem
peaking lowside 657 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4102+, Oct 27 at 0018, JBA `W` on CW, the weather beacon
somewhere in the USA Desert Southwest. Meanwhile I still hear not a
bit of the `A` beacon on 2097.3 anywhere but Quartzsite AZ (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900, Oct 27 at 0021, Spanish QSO discussing
propagation, equally audible in AM and LSB but no USB --- so CLSB
mode? Rather, I think it`s LSB being demodulated by a separate AM
carrier, perhaps a pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10002-USB, Oct 27 at 1351, weak 2-way, unseems Spanish,
maybe Indonesian, first noted as QRM to also weak 10000 WWV (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1832 UT October 27