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Glenn Hauser logs November 9, 2014

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 12140, Nov 9 at 0136, JBA carrier with some modulation vs CODAR. No longer can be Cuban harmonic, gone from 6070, so CFRX x 2? Not likely. HFCC shows VOA Radio Ashna at 0130-0230, 300 degrees from THAILAND in Pashto, then Dari (at 0230-1430 it`s R. Azadi via Kuwait on 12140, also alternating the languages) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. 7425, Nov 9 at 0225, R. Tirana IS, fair signal, 0230 theme and sign-on with B-14 English schedule of two transmissions. I`m glad to find reception has improved by now, and notably the R. Tirana modulation is quite good, more so than e.g. KVOH. Signal is enough to shove aside the weaker ACI from 7420 Iran, and 7430 pulse jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, Nov 9 at 0120, RNA spurs are stronger than last few nights. Also, fundamental 11780 is considerably off-frequency as others have noted. Now the DX-398 and I estimate it at 11780.14 but nothing to het it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, Nov 9 at 0101, news and traffic from CFRX Toronto which finally has its frequency cleared, as RHC has moved off for the season, effective tonight. It`s still a bigsig on 6060, but a bother only during hi-pitched news sounders. Now if only CFRX can keep its transmitter on the air, or fix it ASAP, dissuading vultures like RHC from usurping the frequency again!

At 0150, CFRX has an interview with a musician and/or songwritress. Time for a look at the CFRB prime-time program schedule. Obviously personality-driven, so if you have no idea who these names are, you`ll just have to listen, judge them by their looks, or at least check the linx to each program at
Times EST = UT -5 on the next day of week. As usual, 4 minutes or so of news on the hour is ignored even tho it`s “News-Talk 10-10“:

 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Theo Caldwell
 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM  In Studio with Bob and Blair
 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Geeks & Beats
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Motts Rewind
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM Mark Elliot

 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Jim Richards Showgram
 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM  60 Minutes
[yes, audio of the CBS TV show; we again wonder, what happens on radio if on CBS-TV itself, it`s delayed for stupid ballgames as happens more often than not in FB season; and then there`s golf —]  8:00 PM – 9:00 PM  The Pay Chen Show
 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Vinney White
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Edward Keenan
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM The Eleventh Hour with David Eddie

 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM The Night Side with John Downs & Barb DiGiulio

Monday:    10:00 PM – 12:00 AM The Late Shift with Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Tuesday:   10:00 PM – 12:00 AM The Late Shift with Joe Warmington
Wednesday: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM The Late Shift with Bill Hayes
Thursday:  10:00 PM – 12:00 AM The Late Shift with Jack Berkovits
Friday:    10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Geeks & Beats
           11:00 PM – 12:00 AM Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard

Back from the shack, at the kitchen table for supper, I find CFRX is strong enough for sufficient listening just on the PL-880 with whip fully extended, during `Geeks & Beats` at 0236 UT Sunday Nov 9 as they are discussing how PPMs work in radio ratings: it seems they can detect which radio station is playing near a person, e.g. on PA in a store, whether the person is paying any attention to it or not. This was originating from the Downtown Toronto Record Show with lots of crowd noise in background. At 0301 during news, promo for sports on 1050, since CHUM is a sibling station, both owned by Bell Media. Yet at some time on 6070, I was also hearing plugs for Rogers. Next show at 0304, `The Motts Rewind` is going to deal with the Jian Ghomeshi/CBC affair, i.a. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. 28500-USB, Nov 8 at 2004, CE2MVF calling QRZ. A bit earlier there was a TI5, Costa Rica on same frequency. On 28485 someone mentioned a “Centennial QSO Party“, which must account for a lot of activity including domestic-to-domestic quick contacts. shows:

P.O.BOX. 147 CP. 2290000

This is no CQ WW DX contest, and nothing much higher on 28 MHz, but also activity below 25 MHz, and some above 21 MHz. Just because there is not a single broadcaster to be heard on the 21 or 25 MHz bands doesn`t mean there is no propagation. If 100 to 1000 watt ham stations make it from South America on 10m, just think what some 10 to 50 kW BC stations could do on 11 or 13 m — but no one is interested (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers November 9:
9230, Nov 9 at 1349, CNR1 jammer, Chinese classical music, good with flutter
9155, Nov 9 At 1349, CNR1 jammer, now in speech with reverb // 9230
9320, Nov 9 at 1349, ditto, all about same level. None in the 10s, 11s (except maybe inbanders), 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 9 at 0131, open carrier; 0132 starts music and ID “Radio Progreso Cadena Nacional, la Onda de la Alegría“, chime and at 0133! timecheck for “8:30“. Hey, tune in Radio Reloj now and then, why don`t you? Anyhow, RPCN has no doubt timeshifted its too-short transmission one UT hour later to 0130-0500 in keeping with clock changes imposed by Imperialismo Yanqui (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Nov 9 at 0100, RHC English is already on, unlike missing this hour yesterday, and // 6000.

6070, Nov 9 at 0101, RHC is GONE! Leaving CFRX in the clear, see CANADA. This is per new schedule, not a mere anomaly. That also rids us of harmonic DX on 12140 and 18210, unfortunately. But there`s still something on 12140: see AFGHANISTAN [non]. However, the same RHC transmitter, wherever it may be now, could harmonicize elsewhere. If it`s the one on 9535, check 19070, but nothing audible at 0136 Nov 9. See also UNIDENTIFIED 19145.

9535, Nov 9 at 0101 starting `Revista Informativa de la Noche`, RHC on new frequency inherited from self-destructed REE — I know REE, and RHC, you`re no REE. Not even technically. This transmitter is hummy with deficient modulation, still so at 0153, 0235 rechex. Wiggle that patchcord! Does this replace 6070? Or ex-9810, where nothing is heard now: in A-14 the latter was scheduled 21-05 UT per Aoki (and often put out a noise field). Now 9535 is scheduled 22-05. Meanwhile, at 0235, // 11670, 11760 and 6060 are very good signals and modulation.

9710, Nov 9 at 0155, by // 9535 I can tell that RHC is still on here, buried in heavy CCI from something with music; and at 0235 the overstation is also in Spanish, i.e. per HFCC, CRI via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, at 01-03, and also Portuguese 00-01. Furthermore, 9710 is the new frequency for Iran in English to North America at 0320-0420. I haven`t checked how bad that collision be. Yet Arnie has seen fit to schedule 9710 at 22-06 to Antilles — what was he thinking?? Can`t blame the competition for Cuba boycotting HFCC.

11950, Nov 9 at 1353, `Cuba Campesina` music from RHC on new frequency ex-12010, // 9640, 9850, 11760, 11860 — the latter with CCI, so that`s the one which 11950 should have replaced, not 12010 which had no QRM problem. What does Arnie know? However, at 1455 recheck, 11950 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also THAILAND

** EGYPT. 9965, Nov 9 at 0106, R. Cairo good signal but humwhine, JBA in Arabic. At least it`s not splattering this week on 9975 KVOH later; at 0234, 9965 emits whine, only trace of modulation

9860, Nov 9 at 0107, R. Cairo, good signal but just barely modulated, at distorted peaks. Spanish now, English later, theoretically: at 0234, 9860 is open carrier/dead air

12080 & 12035, Nov 9 at 0107, very poor signals with flutter, maybe Cairo Arabic. No better at 0234 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: Global 24 now relaying Cairo

** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, no show from ERTOpen November 9 at 0117 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, Nov 9 at 0130, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY during beeps of VOA Radiogram. Never an outro but right back to KBC music and hype. This week, Kraig W. Krist`s “Forgotten Song“ segment is found at a new earlier time, 0142, “Look What You`ve Done to Me“, by Boz Scaggs from 1980. But circa 0150, former time for that F.S., there is no fart-song this week, sob! Meanwhile, Peter John`s `DX Headlines` appears at 0148-0150, about numbers stations and the FBI busting spies using them in the US. Pronounces “Atención“ as if it were French. Being fast-paced, KBC segments of 1, 2, or 3 minutes are the norm, for the attention-span-deficient audience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.4-AM, Nov 9 at 0059, poor signal with pirate music; 0125 retune lucked into a fade-up and ID as “Liquid Radio 97.7 FM“, and now there is 2-way QRM from 6925-LSB, peskie? These logs also had it, first reported as 6925.23-AM, another at 6925.3:,19314.0.html
But what about 97.7? This says it`s in Minnesota:
and leads to this:
which says it streams live Saturday nights from 8 pm Central, but this is earlier. So is this the same station as on 6925+? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520, Nov 9 at 0648 UT, KOKC OKC during `Red Eye Radio` has severe CCI from off-frequency KOLM Rochester MN: see separate log under USA. 0659 UT ID from KOKC adds “and 92.5 KOMA HD2“ or was it HD3? — so evidently KOKC no longer on FM via translator K276EX 103.1, but demoted to an HD channel of sibling full-power station. Homepage of KOKC,
does not mention any FM frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 99.9, Nov 9 at 0227 UT, I check new Enid KVBN-LP for the first time on the DX-398, and find it emits RDS display on multiple panels:
That`s the studio, not the transmitter site. Co-located KLGB-94.3 does not have any RDS, but both are in $tereo. Nov 9 at 1715 UT check, country gospel music is more upbeat than what we had been hearing on 99.9 — yet no church service at primetime 11 am Sunday! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENKING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 11650, Nov 9 at 0115, RSO presumed, Qur`an, poor with flutter, not on 9500. Not on 11650 either around 0220. HFCC B-14 has possible frequencies after 0200 as: 6085, 9540, 11760, 15355. Could be hiding under RHC 11760? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9930, Nov 9 at 1454, hymn with good signal from T8WH, sked until 1500 on Sundays only, and no longer blown away by crashed WTWW-2 transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980+, Nov 9 at 0058, JBA carrier slightly on the hi side, so I think it is R. Chaski, but very heavy splash from the BS on 5985 via WRMI. Last date I could time its autocutoff was Oct 25 when it was 0104:34*. Now 15 days later, if it continued precessing about 5.9 seconds later per day, it would now be 88.5 seconds later, or slightly after 0106. But this carrier is still detectable past 0111, 0114 and 0118, so by now it must be the other 5980 possibility, BBCWS via UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7325, UT Sun Nov 9 at 0143, RRI English, good to NAm now here, plugging “Personality of the Year“ survey of listeners. Nominations wanted right away, the winner TBA on January 1. Hint: last year it was Pope Francis. Thus concludes `DX Mailbag`, 0145 into `All That Jazz` competing with Global 24, also jazz now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Nov 9 at 0114:46.5, music starts on good carrier with flutter and mistimesignaling has resumed with 2+1 pips ending at 0115:18, SLBC sign-on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 9585, Nov 9 at 1453, TWR music box IS, and Swaziland ID with lots of ACI from 9580 Australia. HFCC shows Manzini at 1455-1525 daily, 100 kW, 64 degrees in Malgache & French. Could be long-path to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 13745, Nov 9 at 0141, very poor signal with flutter, no doubt the so-called N American service of R. Thailand on its winter frequency direct, ex-15590 in summer. At least there is no ACI from 13740 Cuba which continues on the new schedule at 22-05, but as in A-14, seems to be missing most of the time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 7445, Nov 9 at 0129, surprisingly VG signal in Farsi, or rather Dari, since it`s BBC Woofferton at transition from Pashto to “Persian“, aimed 82 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1746 monitoring: 9975, UT Sun Nov 9 at 0155, KVOH is already on with big carrier, 0204 tone tests on and off. In A-14 would be on with that as early as 0115, but now everything is shifted one UT hour later. Musical prélude starts at 0225.4; 0230 sign-on, but intro from A-14 has not been updated, foreseeing “Saturday Night Jazz“ at 0300 = 11 pm Eastern“, while it must really be now at 0400 UT with the 9975 broadcast hours being 0230-0500 Sun & Mon. 0231:04 starts WORLD OF RADIO 1746 — but modulation is very low. I can turn the PL-880 volume all the way open for `normal` listening level, and this also brings up the background hum, unsatisfactory. Does not improve during the semihour. Albania 7425 has much better modulation, i.a.

Global 24, 9395, had added a WOR airing to its posted Nov 9 schedule, Sunday at 1430 — but it was really airing something else I couldn`t make out, 1440 seemed to be interviewing an artist. Next:

Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
UT Mon 0359v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109v-CUSB
Mon 2201 on G24 via WRMI 9395 (it was last week, but check sked)
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 0503 on G24 via WRMI 9395 (supposed to be but check sked)
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955 (maybe not also G24 9395 like last week)
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on G24 via WRMI 9395 (it was last week, but check sked)

** U S A. 9395, Nov 9 at 0035, `Classics and Beyond`, i.e. a classical music hour now on Global 24 via WRMI, which is striving for a lot of variety. My kind of station. Checked here after finding a partial program schedule for Nov 8-9 posted on G24 website. This show apparently comes from:
So far I have listened to G24 only on SW, or tried to, but for this I admit to accessing the webcast via That`s a good show, and if Global 24 needs some more classical, they could also plug into the free service from WCPE:

It`s to be followed by three hours of `Jazz from the Left` at 01-04; two hours of `RFI Live from Paris` at 04-06; two hours each of `Rendez-Vous replay from Berlin` at 06-08 & 11-13; one hour of `Explorations with Dr. Michio Kaku` – Astronomy at 08-09 (I had suggested his other show `Science Fantastic`);

Here it is: one sesquihour of “Radio Cairo – Today’s News, Culture & Perspective from Cairo, Egypt“ at 1300-1430, and an additional airing of WORLD OF RADIO 1746 at 1430-1500 Sunday. We can`t assume any of these will be the same the following week or the following day, as the program schedule is still under construxion, day by day.

Since I didn`t see the sked until after 2400, I missed what was on before then Saturday: two hours of `Sons of Liberty – Live` at 20-22 (which is supposed to balance `Democracy Now` — but since so many other US SW stations are crammed with far-right programming and nothing from the Left, I don`t think G24 needs any such internal balancing). See

Then scheduled two hours of PCJ shows, `The Stuph File` at 22-23, and `Song of India` at 23-24 Sat, so there was our chance to hear it on WRMI after all, but missed.

9395 at 1347 UT Sunday Nov 9, I tune in for new Cairo relay, but as expected reception is too poor at this hour to follow it, also squeezed between ACIs (while 11825 WRMI BS continues to blast in). Does 40 degrees of azimuth really make that much difference? Is G24 on 9395 blasting into its boresight toward Cleveland like 11825 does here? By 1425 there is Bach fill music, as I guess Cairo really isn`t 89 minutes long. And at 1430: no WOR, contrary to schedule; see separate WOR monitoring log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 & 9930, Nov 9 at 0100, WTWW-2 is still AWOL from both frequencies, and with it Brother Scare, no longer a client. If the transmitter were operational, we expected Ted to put it back on for his own Saturday night music show. So #2 must really be out of service, probably for lack of proper maintenance. He did however, pre-empt PPPP from WTWW-1 9475 Saturday afternoon for his ham show checked around 2000. At 0100 Nov 9, 12105 WTWW-3 is on with English ID, into Russian Bibling when it`s 4 am in Moscow. Trying to minimize audience.

9460 & 9490, Nov 9 at 1424, the WTWW-1 bigsig on 9475 is putting out spurs with same pitches audible on these two frequencies plus/minus 15 kHz, more so on the lower one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.3, Nov 9 at 0129, poor carrier on signature off-frequency of WRNO, so I assume it is WRNO, merely powering its exciter of a few watts; sometime after 0200 they are on as usual with big dirty signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Nov 9 at 0648 UT, KOKC OKC has severe CCI from a station 25 to 30 Hz away causing a very annoying low rumbling het. With KOKC nulled I can copy some of it: talk in English, 0652 ID as CBS Sports Radio, adstring; 0659 UT I am straining to catch an ID, but can only make out KOKC before CBS News at 0700 UT during which they are synchronized with nary an echo. The sports station seems roughly east/west, but that must be influenced by the need to null KOKC, which would be ENE/WSW. The *only* CBS Sports affiliate on 1520, per NRC AM Log 2014 and also per own website is: KOLM Rochester MN, a known cheater, must be running 10 kW day power and non-direxional instead of 800 watts night power to the NNE! CBS Sports has 481 affiliate entries spread over 10 pages, whew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1720, Nov 9 at 0105 UT, a JBA carrier here, which is reported as an active pirate frequency, Undercover Radio. Too bad the internal MW ferrite antenna on the DX-398 stops above 1710, but I don`t get it either with FRG-7 input with SW longwire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 19145, Nov 9 at 0137, JBA AM carrier as I am looking for RHC harmonix: this does not work out to be one, nor a sum of any RHC frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT November 9

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