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Glenn Hauser logs November 8-9, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Nov 9 circa 1430, RAE relay hour in Spanish is still here via WRMI, no timeshift, preceded by French at 1300 M-F. But perusing the WRMI skedgrids, I see that two RAE relays have changed time: English Tue-Sat at 0200 instead of 0100, on 9395; and Portuguese M-F at 1200 instead of 1100 on 9955 (also on 9455?). The others remain at the same UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Nov 9 at 0705, RHC English is still on here, but no other frequencies as they struggle to get their act together for the new schedule until 0800 effective Nov 12. 6000 is off, but 6100 is on and now it`s in Spanish! 5040, 6145 and 6165 are all off.

BTW, what will become of Esperanto which has been at 0700 UT Sundays on one 49m frequency or another? Arnie`s sked shows delayed until 0800-0830, on 6100. Also Sunday 1600-1630 ex-1500 on 11760; Sunday 2330 on 15730, Esperanto replaces French. AND, now a fourth Esperanto on the sked: 0000-0030 on 5040, presumably meaning UT Monday, and would pre-empt the first half of English. But all of these will need to be confirmed! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Nov 9 at 1511, RHC has just come on with open carrier, then some modulation. 17580 which had been on, is now off. Hardly any other station on 16m at this hour, no KVOH, maybe traces of BSKSA. WWV reports K-index at 1500 was 3, with G1 minor storms past and future (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7375, Nov 8 at 2158, DentroCuban Jamming Command has found this new R. Martí frequency, while it`s only an open carrier warmup for this one-hour segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Nov 9 at 0708, S9 open carrier, as TGAV must have left it on an hour after sign-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, Nov 8 at 2151, S4-S6 song, is it Spanish? Yes, I make out the repeated word “trabajando“. So it`s XEPPM, on air much earlier than allegedly, and no CCI, altho CRI Arabic via Albania is scheduled 2000-2200 toward SSW; only other competitor in the 18-24 UT period is CRI Mongolian via Xi`an at 2300-2400.

How about the 00-06 period? No more Vatican, just 0400-0430 AWR Turkish via Austria; discounting the totally fantastic RRI Manokwari, 0100-0500, 1 kW in English that Indonesia keeps registering! HFCC really needs to clean out such nonsense (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, as of Nov 9, no sign of Station YHWH, which had been regular evenings, during bandscans; last report I had was Oct 14 at 0200 by Rick Barton, AZ. Last log of mine was Oct 11 at 0220. And nothing that recent in HF Underground (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1331.2v, Nov 9 at 1428 UT, after hearing big het on KCKM Monahans TX a bit earlier, I set out to measure the spurs out of nearby local KCRC 1390. Other signals I could measure to three decimal places if they were stable, but these keep wavering, and even two decimal places would be pointless. This one goes from 1331.1 to 1331.3 or so and back in a short period, with clear CBS Sports Radio modulation // 1390, QRMing KNSS 1330.0.

Sometimes the fundamental is slightly off, causing slightly different het pitches on either side, but not today. Match to this is about 1448.8v. These are second-order spurs, considerably weaker than first-orders at half the displacement, circa 1360.6v and 1419.3v; all hetting whatever legit stations are on the even frequencies. Any time of night, or at least during SRS and SSS, DXers afar should seek these out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5980, Nov 8 at 2154, song poor at S6-S8, presumably TRT in Turkish, now scheduled 17-22 at 310 degrees from Emirler toward Europe and US. That leaves a 22-23 window before Romania for possible Perú on 5980. At 13+ degrees S, Urubamba sunset varies little and is close enough, currently 2252 UT per

** U S A. 15580, Wed Nov 8 at 2148, gospel-country song, violating Separation of Church and State, segué to another, VG S9+25. VOA must be back to Greenville during this hour: yes, 250 kW at 94 degrees. One of VOA`s dispensable pop-music shows, but hope on Friday it will still carry `Music Time in Africa`. In fact, HFCC shows this is currently the *only* English hour from VOA Greenville! Everything else is Martí, VOA Portuguese, French, or Vatican relays in Spanish, violating Separation of Church and State. There`s more VOA news from Okeechobee than from Greenville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1903 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 8 at 2200, on WBCQ, 7490, VG S9+30 at new shifted time with an hour less of daytime absorption. Not confirmed UT Thursday November 9 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, beyond a JBA carrier. Is it QRP? Nearby US stations 9265 WINB and 9370 WWRB are good. But WBCQ may find itself on the wrong side of the auroral zone. Aurora has been visible at Mount Washington NH. Next:
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE

** U S A [non]. 9485, Wed Nov 8 at 2143, unknown language talk and bits of singing, S5, OOFSOB [One Of Few Stations On Band], during degraded propagation. HFCC shows this M-F 2130 semihour is VOA in Bambara via BOTSWANA. So what are the other B-17 frequencies for this? 5885 São Tomé, 12075 Botswana, 15120 Ascension. This language keeps jumping back and forth to Greenville, but not this season.

As I searched entire HFCC file on Bam language, found only one other station emitting it: Saudi Arabia, 1600-1800 on 15470, 17650, 17710.

Bambara is centered in Mali, but closely related to mutually intelligible Mandingo, which is diffused only by RFI. Per Wikipedia, special alfabets for both of them were developed, but mostly use Latin letters now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Nov 8 at 2141, no signal from WTWW — and all other possible frequencies for all three transmitters are also silent: 5830, 5085, 9930, 12105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Nov 8 at 2146, WEWN Spanish is on, and how: VG S9+40, while 15610 English is VP as usual. Spanish had been AWOL from any frequency.

5970, Nov 9 at 0704, new WEWN Spanish is on again, good, ex-5810; while 11520 English is JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 9 at 1510, still no signal from KVOH, if it has really come on by *1500. At least Cuba is propagating on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Nov 9 at 1404 UT, full ID for KLEY on AM 1130 and also translator call on 100.3, into Kansas news; from Wellington KS, remains on air and reaching here by groundwave, easily with presumed KWKH nulled during political rather than sports-talk (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Nov 9 at 1412 UT, KYND Cypress TX is *still* stunting with loop about buying time, and audible this late under KOKC making usual slow SAH. Even the ChiCom no longer think it would be worth the cost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1805 UT November 9

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