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Glenn Hauser logs September 24-25, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13675, Sept 25 at 1320, RHC spurblob at new spot; only a
trace of unreadable modulation when tuned in FM mode, along with F#
tone but now seems an octave lower, below middle C. Immediately
obvious that this is no longer coming out of the 13700 AM transmitter,
but instead out of 13740-AM! That one now has a big hum unlike 13700.
They must have swapped transmitters/sites! Why? Just for me?

EiBi not updated since Aug 25! Eike on holiday? Aoki & EiBi agree that
13700 is/was Bauta. 13740 Bejucal per EiBi, totally missing from Aoki.
Then until 1326 I search out the rest of the spur constellation, at
about 65 kHz intervals above and below 13740, progressively weaker
toward the edges ending with traces:

13805, 13870, 13935, 14000, 14065, 14130, 14195
13675, 13610, 13545, 13480, 13415, 13350, 13285

That out to the seventh order, 7 x 65 kHz. 13610 is obscured by Radio
Martí 13605 --- a little nudge to the spurring would have added more
jamming on that! Recheck at 1426, 13740 and its splotches all off.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 15300, Sept 25 at 1339, song like a round, and French
announcement about ``animal imaginaire``, S9 much stronger than RHC
15230 or 15140. Tuned for anything else on 19m and back to 15300 at
1342, it`s already off! Nothing but RFI Issoudun uses this frequency
but at many other hours, not scheduled this one. Qu'est-ce qui se
passe? Épreuve? (Guillaume Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5980, Wed Sept 25 at 1310, fair YL in Korean, no
jamming audible. One of the current frequencies for Shiokaze from JSR
JAPAN, Korean scheduled this semihour on Wed & Fri. Tomorrow Thu
should be in English. 6070 supposed to be // not noticed there tho not
specifically checked as had not remembered where (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17549.98, Sept 24 at 2140, JBA carrier, OSOB, presumably R.
Kuwait`s over-optimistic quadri-hour Arabic broadcast especially for
C&W North America. First time for a few weeks even a JBAC detected
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, Sept 24 at 2009 UT, JBA carrier from
presumed XEPPM which is really on air in daytime; equally JBA carriers
on 6070- from CFRX CANADA, and 5950 WRMI USA, ``the nifty NAFTA trio``
on 49m, again detectable tnx to fixing my line noise level. LSS today
0026 UT, so more than 4 hours before our sunset. Only signals audible
on 49m. All of these in the 1100-1200 mile range (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 18150-USB, Sept 24 at 2027, XE1XR, David, is the OSOB
making quick contacts in English with US stations as if in a contest
on a Tuesday? Signal VG, the OSOB and I do not hear his contacts if
simplex. Obviously an off- or late-season HF sporadic E opening.
QRZ.com lookup finds:

XE1XR Mexico
David Vega Urbina
MORELIA, MICHOACAN
QSL: DIRECT TO EA5GL

He has an extremely heavy accent, hard to follow and overmodulated.
Must be close to MUF, as absolutely nothing to be heard on quick chex
of 21, 24, 27 and 28 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Sept 24 at 2129, now with my line noise
fixed I can look for pirates this early in the daytime, 3 hours before
sunset, not expecting to hear any so early, but here is one, music
mixed with talk, ``who did that to you?`` like a soundtrack. Music
includes wacky sound effects. Peaks at S8. No announcements until off
at 2149*. Surely someone else reported it to hfunderground --- NO!
Several of the regular pirates have appeared on 6900 in the past
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1.6-2.4 MHz or so, Sept 25 now I have an S9 line noise
level in this area, where it was not before the 3-9 MHz range was
cleared up. O well, this bit is more dispensable, but still a bother
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 24 at 2014, dead air for the second day from REE
to ME; ¿no one notices at Noblejas? S9+10 fading to S7; 9690 to NAm is
OK; 11940 to SAm also S9-S7 with silly ballgame. Recheck at 2124:
12030 still dead air, 11940 & 9690 good, 11670 off (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4623.5-USB, Sept 25 at 1305, MARS net 6TX2 with NCS AFA6RH
rollcall to numerous stations. I thought it would be easy to search
out location of this call, not so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 7200-LSB, Sept 25 at 0612, KM6VPJ with quick CQs over and
over, no answers; at least a legit ham on this frequency. Do I hear
Midway Island? Hardly. QRZ.com:

KM6VPJ USA
Alan E Lubanes
520 Empirecreek Trail
Georgetown, CA 95634 USA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 24 at 2008, WBCQ-6 on with rock music, only
S9-S7 so presumably again testing oppositeward like 60 degrees toward
Egypt. Much weaker than 9350 WWCR always blasting in here, S9+40. Did
not track 9330 further, but not on into the evening (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.09v, Tue Sept 24 at 2132, WBCQ during ``Available Time
Slot`` fills with `AAAWWW` as he is talking about e-mail with a
caller. Before line noise was fixed I would not have been able to hear
this weak signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Sept 25 at 0601, S9+20 of dead air from WWCR, when
TOMBS was supposed to start overnight from 0600. Failure to
connect?Other WWCRs are OK: 5935 with DGS/PMS, 3215 TOMBS gets to
WWCR, so why not on 4840? 3215, however has the perpetual squeal
infecting the #1 transmitter; who cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 24 around 1830 UT on caradio, NO signal from KSOK
Arkansas City KS. Past week+ had been QRP, and now completely off.
What`s the problem? Later at 2017 UT on the R75, only a JBA carrier,
probably Poteau OK KPRV. KSOK not related to these:

1130, Sept 24 around 1830, KLEY Wellington KS remains off. Its
protracted absences may not just be a technical matter. Artie Bigley
forwards this about its group problems:

Sale Conflict Takes Wichita Cluster Off The Air
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/180682/sale-conflict-takes-wichita-cluster-off-the-air/

Also affecting stations on 1550, 92.3, 92.7, 97.1, 100.3, 100.5.
Around the same time I had noticed 92.3 missing but not 92.7 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 90.1, Sept 25 at 1348 UT, KHCC Radio Kansas tropo is
overriding KUCO OK, and I think I hear the last words of a StarDate
episode -- but unfound on KHCC websked, too insignificant? Not on SD
affiliate list either in KS, just the KANU stations and KRPS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1741 UT September 25