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Glenn Hauser logs Sepember 23-24, 2018

** CUBA. 11975-12025, Sept 24 at 0009, big dirty overmodulated signal of RHC 12000 can be heard splattering out over 50 kHz range; something`s always wrong at RHC. 11840, Sept 24 at 0011, this RHC is S9+10 but suptorted modulation; wiggle that patchcord! Also audible are the parasite carriers on 11830 & 11850. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 15730, Sept …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2018

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 23 at 1320, RHC Spanish is S9/S9+10 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 13740, Sept 23 at 1405, RHC Spanish audio underneath CRI English, two transmitters mixing about 1 Hz apart, but RHC finally turned off about 1405:45*. Close enough for government work, only 6 …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 21-22, 2018

** ALGERIA [non]. 9655, Sept 21 at 2156, romantic song in unknown language at S7; scheduled is TDA via FRANCE at 20-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 11840, Sept 21 at 2159, RHC in suptorted Spanish, much weaker than usual here, only S5, and plus/minus 10 parasites inaudiblized. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX …

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Heusweiler, Saar MW masts demolished

The MW masts at Heusweiler, Germany, once used on 1422 kHz with 1200 kilowatts were demolished yesterday. This report from mediamagazine.nl (translated from Dutch) includes link to film of the demolition: On Friday evening the transmission masts for the medium wave were dismantled in the German Heusweiler. The masts were blown up around 7:30 PM. The transmission masts in Heusweiler …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 20-21, 2018

** CUBA. 13740, Sept 21 at 1418, China Plus relay in English is very undermodulated; must turn up the volume compared to e.g. 13700 RHC Spanish; at least the two are not producing spurs today. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** JAPAN. 774, Sept 21 at 1200, I am interrupting a 9-kHz bandscan (see …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19-20, 2018

** CUBA. 6060, Sept 20 at 0136, this RHC Spanish frequency is off. 6000 English is suptorted, while 6165 is not distorted, but undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sept 18 at 2052, hearing Radio Martí // 11930 over jamming, but no RHC — until soon RHC Portuguese begins …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 17-18, 2018

** CUBA. 13780, Sept 17 at 1347, RHC at S3-S5, leapfrog of 13700 over 13740 another 40 kHz higher. Nothing on 13660, the reverse, where previously heard [and DW in Dari/Pashto is also sked on 13660 at 1330-1430 via UAE]. By 1415, 13780 is gone, as 13740 has switched to another transmitter/site for the CRI English relay. Something`s always wrong …

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Wanton Radio Light will resume shortwave on october 6

According with an email received today from Wantok Radio Light, they will be on air again on October 6:   “We have been off for a while but will resume our shortwave broadcast on October 6, 2018. Please tune in after October 6 to pick up Wantok Radio light on 7325Khz. We would appreciate your confirmation on or after October …

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Strike disrupts RFI programming

FRANCE RFI strike There was no English-language RFI broadcast at 1400 today and a check of the French service found no newscast at 1400. Both were replaced by the same fill music. Agence France Presse reported that RFI programming was being interrupted by a strike by foreign correspondents and freelancers who want better benefits. RFI officials told AFP midday Monday …

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Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts :Issued: 2018 Sep 17 0146 UTC # Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center # Product description and SWPC contact on the Web # http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html # # Weekly Highlights and Forecasts # Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 10 – 16 September 2018 Solar activity was very low throughout the …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 16-17, 2018

** CUBA. 4765, Sept 17 at 0113, R. Progreso with rock music, S9+30 fading to S9 and modulation rather distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 5055, Sept 17 at 0110, JBA carrier, presumed leapfrog of 5025 over 5040 another 15 kHz higher; just too weak to hear any modulation to match either. …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 14-15-16, 2018

** BRAZIL [non]. 3365.1v, Sept 16 at 0033, JBA carrier where I have been seeking the reactivated R. Cultura de Araraquara — but it keeps drifting downward and vanishes when I switch to the shortwire from the Wellbrook, so another of its birdies; beware (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BRAZIL. 9565v, 9630v, 9665v, 9725v, 9819v, Sept 15 at …

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