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Glenn Hauser logs September 25-26, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 26 at 0633, RHC bigsig of S9+30 with deadair in
English; straining, a trace of JJBB modulation. 6165 is only S9/+10
but more modulation to the JB level, hardly sufficient. 6000 is
already off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 26 at 0640 is S9+20 but once again wrong language,
Spanish instead of English, and barely modulated. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13634 approx., Sept 26 at 1404, RHC-FM back to ``normal``,
spurblobs out of 13700-AM transmitter instead of 13740 as happened
yesterday. Matched by +66 kHz about 13766; with F# tones and second
orders much weaker about 13568, 13833; but no third-orders audible
about 13500 & 13900; the outer ones are really unnecessary, anyway.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Sept 26 at 1415, CRI Plus English relay is S9+10 but
modulation somewhat suppressed + distorted = suptorted. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9610-9670 approx., Sept 26 at 1420, buzz field out of 9640
RHC now detectable over +/- 30 kHz range, worst peaks around 9630 &
9650. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 5000, Sept 26 at 0649, WWVH again announcing a listener
survey at a website, could not catch details, but no doubt repeating
every hour during this minute, and elsewhen on WWV, which now is JBA
following WWVH TC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 25 at 1820, after two days of dead air, REE has
awakened to modulate the ME beam with silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9390, Sept 26 at 1418, R. Thailand, VP talk in presumed
English as scheduled 1400-1430, also other languages since 1200. In
the MARE Tipsheet, Ken Zichi and Gary Vance report an unmod carrier on
9389, out of 9395 WRMI? Or an artifact. Never noticed here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 12005, Sept 25 at 1819, French at S9-S7, discussion between
studio and phoner. HFCC shows BBC Woofferton, 1800-1830, 250 kW, 170
degrees. At 13-18 it`s also Woofferton due east with IBB in Farsi =
Radio Farda. And would you believe that HFCC still has registered in
A-19 on 12005 at 1700-2110, 500 kW from Sfax, Tunisia in Arabic,
long-gone and imaginary? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed Wed Sept 25 at
2100 on WBCQ, 7490+, S9-S7. Rereconfirmed no longer simulcast on 9955
WRMI, q.v.

BTW, after many, many months, WRMI skedgrid continues to show three
imaginary airings of WOR in the 2100-2200 span (along with many other
programs) when System D has *no* frequencies: Tue 2130, Wed & Thu
2100. Also never deleted from that sked, System F, Wed 1030 on 5950.

WOR 2000 also confirmed UT Thursday Sept 26 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor
off the side, and not upcut as I repeat my opening words. Next WOR
2001 should be ready early UT Friday Sept 27 for first SW airing at
2200 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Wed Sept 25 at 2058, WRMI with IS & ID loop, 2100
opening RFPI in French; since I am not familiar with exactly how they
begin, can`t be sure whether it`s upcut like ex-WORLD OF RADIO always
was for weeks at this time; for the third week RFPI, and finally that
shows on the skedgrid. BTW, I see that WRMI now shows both XMTR 4 and
10 on 9955 at 160 degrees, but no transmissions at all from #4, so a
backup? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. [re my previous report:] ``9955, Sunday September 22 at
1253, `I Love Italy` acknowledging reception reports. In Italian,
quite different accent than we hear from Roberto Scaglione in Sicilia;
I wonder if this guy be an expatriate. Nothing about the show on the
WRMI Programming page; scheduled Sundays 1245-1300``

On the WOR iog, Roberto Scaglione replies: ``He is not an expatriate,
but Andrea Mangiarotti is from far north and I am from far south,
completely different....``

And Tibor Gaal, Budapest, Hungary adds: ``North and south Italian
people speak different dialects of Italian. Italy's geographical
feature made it possible to form different dialects in the south than
in the north of the country. On the map Italy is a long country if you
see in north-south direction meanwhile it is not very-very wide
(east-west direction).`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Sept 25 at 1814 check, WBCQ-6 not on today nor later
into UT Sept 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Sept 26 at 0628, S5-S9 of dead air as WWCR is on again
with kilowastage; same signal level as 5935 modulating DGS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050-USB, Sept 26 at 0645 weak talk in USB only, seems
Spanish, continuous like a broadcast, but eventually some pauses like
2-way. Severely obscured by big AM carrier on 5051.0 where normally
there is none. 5050 talk is not // either Cuban on 5040, 5025 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1634 UT September 26