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Glenn Hauser logs June 23-24, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, still no LRA36, June 24 at 1236, 1335 chex. I wonder if they even try to fire up any more irregularly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake June 24: a geomag storm had been predicted for this date, and hi-latitude paths were certainly degraded to missing; yet WWV reported:
“Solar-terrestrial indices for 23 June follow.
Solar flux 96 and mid-latitude A-index 17.
The mid-latitude K-index at 1200 UTC on 24 June was 3 (24 nT).
The mid-latitude K-index at 1500 UTC on 24 June was 2 (15 nT
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.“

15670, FD poor and mixing with CNR1 jamming, at 1248 and during the following hour. No other FD audible 10-18 MHz around 1322. Some regular CNR1 jammers were still audible on 12040, 11990, 11665, 11600, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. A few nights ago I heard some imaginary frequencies mentioned on RHC`s sign-off just before 0500, so June 24 I tune in early enough at 0457 to copy the entire announcement, best on 5040, also 6060, 6120, 11760: frequencies to be used next in the morning from 1100:

15120, 15360, 13760; from 1300, 13680 and 13780; 11760, 12000; 9600 until 1300; 6000; 6180 until 1300.

Of these, the following have not been used for months/years nor are they on the current published schedules: 13760, 12000 [except as a spur], 9600, 6180. I will not bother to figure out their replacements; why should I, if RHC won`t even make correct announcements?

11760, strongest RHC missing June 24 at 1343, but still going on the overkill 25m //s, 11690, 11730, 11830 (second best, no WYFR any more), 12040 mixed with ChiCom. At *1345:38, 11760 cut back on amid 50th anniversary interview with one of RHC`s many “founders“, Ing. Luis Mendoza, now in his nineties. His mother was from PR, he was born in DR, but his father was Cuban, making him a true Antillian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, R. Verdad continues to be heard, tho have not logged it lately. This time of year, always with storm noise impeding listening, but still a respectable S9+10 for 700 watts. June 24 at 0515, small group singing hymn in Spanish with guitar, then Spanish announcement. There is often some English during this final hour, and Wolfgang Büschel even heard some German, besides the multi-lingual sign-off just before 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. 15850, June 24 at 1333, poor signal in Hebrew from Galei Tsahal, a surprise considering degraded conditions today and not often heard on good days; not much else from the area except Bulgaria 15700; Turkey 15450 was inaudible during previous hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17750, VOA Kurdish relay aimed due north at 0500-0600, is a regular here in the nightmiddle, usually atop R. Australia in needless collision, but good June 24 at 0529 nice music into talk without RA QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1570 monitoring: the new time on WBCQ, Thursday 2130, instituted last week, failed to recur this week, June 23: 7415, barely audible here and confirmed on webcast: Amos `n` Andy ran a bit over, some Twilight Zone music, then rock fill until 2154 joined some talkshow in progress. I suppose word of the new scheduling had yet to filter down to the operator on duty, or some problem in downloading. Let`s hope it resume next Thursday.

On ACB Radio Mainstream webcast, confirmed after 0300 UT Friday June 24, to repeat 2-hourly thru 2330.

On WWRB 5050: confirmed from 0331 UT Friday. Signal was only fair and fading with current propagation disturbances. On webcast as usual started at very low audio level, gradually increasing.

On WRMI 9955: confirmed on webcast UT Friday 1430+. Further airings are: Saturday 0800, 1500, 1730; Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730, etc.

On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830.

We also expect to start on WTWW 9479 and/or 5755 next week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17820, June 24 at 1339, steady S9+15 open carrier, or is it just barely modulated? Some very weak talk audible, no SAH. That must be CCI from DW as scheduled, in Hausa via Portugal: yes, DW jingle barely audible at 1356. The OC continued past 1400, 1418. Maybe Greenville, which is on 17820 from 1700 in Portuguese; Terry Krueger in FL was hearing that on air as early as 1646 June 23. I thought this 17820 might be the same transmitter with all those tone-tests heard yesterday and many other days previously, but no TTs found today 11-19 MHz. Hi-latitude paths were degraded to absent, but DW RWANDA was good on 17800, 21780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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