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Glenn Hauser logs September +9-10-11, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. This damn Word program I am now using keeps ``auto-
correcting`` my coinages, such as S U P T O R T E D, not ``supported``
as now fixed:

``11840, Sept 5 at 2216, this RHC Spanish frequency with suptorted
modulation == suppressed/distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC``.

Another typo? Correxion, from Sept 7 about 11860: ``at 2036 chocking
Arabic`` supposed to be choking. Something`s sometimes wrong with my
log reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 10 at 0603, RHC English is somewhat suptorted
asserting that ``The US is the threat to humankind`` --- which with
acting president Drumpf is no longer so far-fetched. // 6100 has
lowest mod level but not distorted; 6165 = 6060 both very good.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, Sept 9 at 1546 UT, Enid`s only local TV signal,
but with no local origination whatsoever, K17JN-D, the 3ABN Adventist
network, has semi-recovered after several days of black screens and
silence on all six subchannels: now only 2, 4 and 6, while usual
programming has resumed on 1, 3, and 5. Still the same at 0315 UT Sept
11 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Storm noise level has abated enough to worthwhilize tuning
for ND beacons, IDs per dxinfocentre.com:

281 kHz, Sept 10 at 0621 UT, DMO, best heard tuned to 280 or 282; is
25 watts from SeDalia MO, rather than my first guess Des Moines;

314 kHz, Sept 10 at 0625 UT, CVY, but tuned to 312, 25 watts from Fort
Riley-Cavalry KS; neither name appears in the most detailed large
scale road atlas. It is a real military reservation, not a regular
town, between Manhattan and Junxion City. Specializing in horses?

326 kHz, Sept 10 at 0627 UT, MA, tuned to 324, 400 watts from Midland
TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1946 monitoring: confirmed on WA0RCR,
Wentzville MO, 1860-AM, UT Sunday Sept 9 at 0329 about 6 minutes into
show so started circa 0323, S9+20/30, quite good for under 1 kW. Try
this around central and eastern North America, especially as the storm
noise season diminishes. Before and after WOR there is lots and lots
of ham info.

WOR 1946 confirmed Sunday Sept 9 at 2150 the new 2130 WRMI broadcast
on 7780, gh voice JBA.

The UT Monday 0130.5 on WRMI 5850 & 7780, which had been one of our
best-coverage broadcasts, confirmed replaced by something else from
Sept 10 as shown on skedgrid.

WOR 1946 confirmed UT Monday Sept 10 at 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ
5129.8, poor. The following 0330 UT Monday on WRMI 9955 not checked,
but confirmed on webcast; before 0430 could not reconnect to webcast
to reconfirm the 0400 web-only repeat.

John Carver, mid-north Indiana reported at 0400 UT Sept 10: ``5130
worked well but I checked 9955 again this evening and again there was
nothing there. No sign of a signal. Adjusted the pre-selector and the
antenna tuner.``

Since WOR 1946 was a pre-produxion, this week I move ahead recording
of new 1947 to Monday afternoon instead of Tuesday, as I need to catch
up with almost two weeks of material to cram in. This also takes
better advantage of the remaining good WRMI broadcast across North
America, UT Tuesday at 0030 on 7730, which had been toward the tail
end of the repeat cycle. Now it`s the first SW airing.

WORLD OF RADIO 1947 contents: Australia non, Bahrain, Bangladesh,
Bulgaria, Cuba and non, Indonesia, Kiritimati, Madagascar, Nigeria,
Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Sudan non, Taiwan non, UK and non, USA
[from DXLD 18-36];
Australia, Brasil, China, Cuba and non, Germany, Korea South,
Maldives, North America, Saar, UK and non, USA, Vatican, Europirate 5005;
and the propagation outlook [to be in DXLD 18-37]

Confirmed UT Tue Sept 11 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. Playback seems fine
altho I have had one complaint about sexions repeating within the
program, apparently on an audio link. Is anyone else having this
problem, or confirming not having it? Next:

2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 5950 [scheduled/not confirmed last week]
2130 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 5950 [scheduled/not confirmed last week]
2330 UT Tuesday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
2330 UT Wednesday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
2330 UT Thursday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
2330 UT Friday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1230 UT Saturday WINB 9265 via Unique Radio
1431 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WBCQ 9330v [maybe, or 2330?]
0310vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
1030 UT Sunday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
2330 UT Sunday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0400 UT Monday WRMI webcast only
2330 UT Monday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1948?]
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 5950 [or 1948?]

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

** U S A. 5950, Sunday Sept 9 at 2332, WRMI 5950 has faded in enough
to tell it is in Spanish, but not // 7335 Radio Marti. Supposedly WRMI
is relaying RM during September Sundays at 2000-2400 on 5950 to carry
baseball games of interest to Cubans, but there is no BB on 7335,
rather music and IDs; whatever is on 5950 is not play-by-play either.
I suppose exact hours of games will vary depending on time zone of
venues. Per Jeff White at EDXC Bratislava, another RM relay on 5950 is
Tue/Wed at 2300-0200, presumably one 3-hour span rather than two. For
these WRMI employs #3 at 160 degrees, while the rest of the time 5950
is #5 transmitter at 285 degrees. Putting any exile or Marti
programming on a frequency other than 9955 runs the risk of drawing
jamming, which we certainly do not need on 5950, as it would no doubt
expand beyond the RM hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780 & 5950, Sept 10 at 2053, I am trying to figure out
what`s going out from these JBA WRMIs, as Brother Scare was on them
last week, contrary to skedgrid showing variety of programming on both
at 2000-2200. Now I am hearing some music on both, but not //; one of
them Oldies? Neither // 9330 WBCQ BS, even allowing for asynchrony
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday Sept 9 at 0623, WTWW-2 again with classic
rock rather than Southern Talk in the Midnight. You never know how
late this will stay on or whether it will be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9450-USB, Sept 10 at 0612, very poor 2-way in Arabish,
Intruders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9892-USB, Sept 10 at 1440, poor 2-way in unID language,
perhaps Brazuguese, intruders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0358 UT September 11