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Glenn Hauser logs September 5-6-7, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

I had to change computers, and apparently the mailing list retrieved for the new one lacked this group for my log reports, now restored, and these should catch us up. Glenn

** CHINA. 7810, Sept 7 at 1251, JBA carrier, maybe trace of Chinese?
As suspected, a CNR1 jammer against a 24-hour Sound of Hope frequency,
7810.04 per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13605, Sept 5 at 2214, low level WON jamming despite Marti
having finished at 2000 --- and also variety pitches of beeps, one at
a time every few seconds; really carriers at slightly different
offsets from center frequency, audiblized with BFO.

Then Sept 5 at 2217, same thing is happening on 11860. I have caught
this strange behavior some previous times on Cuban jammer frequencies.

11860, Sept 6 at 2040, only Radio Marti and jamming to be heard, no
RHC, 3 weeks after the collision started. RHC was normally starting
own programming at 1930, so merely an outage, or have they moved?
Search of 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 MHz bands does not find any
replacement.

12000 was not on the air during that search, but it is on at 2052, in
Portuguese, S9 with squeal, rough modulation, the usual situation
after 2100 in Spanish. Previous 11860 schedule for Europe, per
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/04/radio-habana-cubaradio-rebelderadio.html
showed 2000-2030 Portuguese, 2030-2100 Arabic! So was 12000 merely
turned on early with wrong language, or becoming the earlier
replacement for 11860 with languages jumbled? Further chex needed.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Well2, what do you know? RHC has *finally* updated its web frequency
schedule for current Abril-Octubre 2018 season, instead of 2016!
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/frecuencias
But this embedded PDF page 1 of 2 is only for Spanish. Clicking on
Next Page arrow for presumed other languages, goes nowhere.

How about starting with the Portuguese page, then under Interessantes
the drop-down lead to Frequencias? Here too, page 2 below page 1 never
loads. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, Sept 5 at 2216, this RHC Spanish frequency with
supported modulation == suppressed/distorted. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9490, Sept 5 at 2210, poor S3-S5 with Chinese ID
including ``guangbo diantai``. O, it`s just MWV, unlike the previous
hour in Chinese on 11610, which is usually well heard here at 325
degrees for Europe, while 9490 is aimed 55 degrees for China (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, Sept 7 at 1249, RNZI is S7-S9, but poor and not
-solid, presumably back on the NNW antenna only since 1100. At 1257,
QSY announcement to 5980 and off; 5980 comes on a few seconds before
*1259, now much better S9+10/20 with bellbird chirps. Still audible at
1346 faded to fair S9/S9+10. Checking today since I got this about
yesterday Sept 6:

``Hi Glenn, I made a mental note this morning of RNZ Pacific remaining
on the overnight frequency 7425 after the frequency shift cart fired.
I heard the announcement saying to retune to 5.9__ ??? and the Bell
Bird sang a complete cycle of refrains only to go back into time pips
and news, Dateline Pacific on 7425. It was well past 9:00 am CDT [1400
UT] when I tuned out due to fading and time constraints. Today's
(Sept. 6th) glitch was lucky for us in North America. As the days get
shorter perhaps the other lower frequency might be useful in a few
more weeks until the winter frequencies kick in. All this with a
Realistic DX-160. Best Regards, David Tymoshchuk, Winnipeg, Manitoba``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9760

** NIGERIA. 9689.92, Sept 6 at 2048, African language at S3-S6, as VON
has reactivated here, first reported Sept 2 by Mark Coady, Ontario,
and since then by several others, some putting it on 9689.91. Watch
out for France in Hausa at 2000-2030 on 9690.0. 9689.91 has also been
carrying VON English until 1930, then Fulfulde, then from 2000 its own
Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, Sept 7 at 1444 and still 1748 UT check, Enid`s
only local TV station, 3ABN`s K17JN-D, is on the air with very strong
signal, but all six sub channels are black and silent. Again.

With big storms between here and OKC, several signals from there are
degraded to the point of invisibility around 1445 UT: RF 50, 46, 33,
29; nothing on 23; while others like 39, 27 are nominal; even the low
-power on 42 is showing some signal. OKC metro has suffered several
days of flooding now (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Sept 7 at 1310, VOT English best heard in months on
frequent morning chex, S7 to S9+10; maybe a hint of equinoxial
conditions, tho little else on 19m now: much weaker than 15230 Cuba,
much stronger than 15380 Saudi. In `Letterbox` reading reception
reports, several from India; also Japan, Sharjah, France, Allan Wyllie
in Newfoundland, Canada; maybe one USA. Everyone wants a QSL card, and
everyone is promised one. 1317 outro, back in two weeks (tho has been
reported every week, repeat?), and ``Good-bye!!``, into program
intro=outro theme, a bit more music. 1322 headlines, 1323 IS, 1324
Turkish or Turkic language IDs interspersed, off at 1326*. Was on
15450.00, not offset as so many TRT frequencies have been.

[non] 15450 at 1434, JBA carrier. After 1400 that would be R Liberty
in Tajik via Lampertheim, Germany per HFCC, missing from Aoki/NDXC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 8137-USB, Sept 7 at 1304, WCY Lakeland FL, advising a client
about weather off the Caribbean coast of Colombia, also on weaker //
12350-USB, both VP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Sept 7 at 1437, K6FRC beacon is VP but 100%
copiable, with CODAR QRM; even so it`s better than fellow Californian
17775 KVOH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1946 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday September 5 from 2100.5 on WRMI 9955, very poor, but at
least on the air in time. 9955 open carrier came on at 2058:20 without
IS & ID loop, 2100.0 canned ID.

But VP simulcast on 7490+v WBCQ from 2100.0 is instead last week`s
1945, despite 1946 having been available and notified 17 hours ago.
WBCQ might have caught up with 1946 at 2330 Wed Sept 5 or Thu Sep 6,
but no, BS played on. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1230 Unique Radio via WINB 9265 to WSW [NEW]
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1947?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1947?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Wed Sept 5 at 2055 check, this WRMI-1 is again in
Brother HyStairical, JBA but // 9395, instead of variety of
programming scheduled at 20-21 on 7780. In fact, System D sked now
shows both 7780 & 5950 with a bihour of diverse programming at 20-22
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9755-9760-9765, Sept 6 at 0542, S9+20 of DRM noise, in
fact the SSOB! But it cuts off at 0545* leaving a JBA AM carrier.
What`s this? HFCC has nothing in any mode at this hour (except JIC
Japan wooden).

Would you believe that both Romania and NZ are HFCC registered in DRM
on 9760 elsewhen and overlapping? RRI at 1700-1800, and RNZ at 1745-
2000.

Propagation-wise, 31m is almost dead, but 10000 WWVH is audible; I
suspect NZ with a test, as AM on 11725 is still VG and the OSOB at
S9+10. RNZI had been limping along with one transmitter for several
weeks, as its newer DRM-capable one was awaiting replacement part, so
there was no DRM at all from it. The current RNZI websked does show
DRM on 9760 but only at 1951-2050 Sunday-Friday.
https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1814 UT September 7