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Glenn Hauser logs August 18, 2015

** BRAZIL. 11815, Aug 18 at 0537, R. Brasil Central, music at poor level, at first with no crackling spur out of 11780 RNA/RNB; then when it switches from talk to music, some weak crackle starts around 11815.

11855+, Aug 18 at 0537, R. Aparecida is on and very poor, while 11780 RNA/RNB is good but not overpowering and not spurring here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 & 6100 & 6060 & 5040, Aug 18 at 0542, NO signals from RHC English — all these are off the air, why? Leaving only 6000. 5025 R. Rebelde is also off. Well, 6165, 6100, 6060, 5040 and 5025 are all from the Bauta site, while 6000 is Titán; diversification saves RHC from total silence. Next morning circa 1300 I don`t notice anything missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 18 at 0052, R. Cairo, S9 peaks but open carrier/dead air except for whine in Arabic service

9315, Aug 18 at 0052, R. Cairo, S9+5 and just barely modulated presumably Spanish

11935, Aug 18 at 0053, R. Cairo, S5 and JBM presumed Spanish

12070, Aug 18 at 0053, R. Cairo, S4 and JBM presumed Spanish. This one is normally at least as strong as 11935, often much stronger; what happened? Not that it matters without decent modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Aug 18 at 0055, VOG with usual huge whine overpowering music modulation which is clear on // 9420. These are not on the air every night: you never know whether there will be any signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6770-AM, Aug 18 at 0039, very poor S5 signal at best, can tell it`s old-time-radio drama from intonation, but never enough to understand anything, unlike for monitors further east. This pirate seems to be on every night, always at least a JBA carrier when I check, even if nothing on the 6.9 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Aug 18 at 0054, R. Sultanate of Oman on correct frequency tonight, Qur`an at S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6220-AM, Aug 18 at 0036, gospel(?) music, S5 peaks vs storm noise, with JBA carrier only on 8820, i.e. WMDB 880 Nashville TN relay via WNQM mixing products 1300 kHz away from WWCR 7520. The barely audible modulation on 6220 is not // 7520. Earlier I reported:

“Window for this 6220 reception closes at end of August (assuming same hours 00-02 Tue-Sat remain for 7520), as sunset for 50 kW day power on 1300 moves up from 0045 to 0000 UT. However, I was still able to detect this on 6220 after 0045 when WNQM cut to 5 kW night power, direxional“

But tonight I never detect a power drop on 6220 around 0045: still the same at 0050. Axually in Sept, if 7520 cuts on circa 2358, there could be a couple minutes when WNQM is still on day power. Is 1300 still branded “Radio Viva“, Spanish religion at any time, like overnight, or is it all “La Ranchera“ WMDB now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Aug 18 at 0540, WWRB with Brother Scare overnight, and becoming the SSOB, while WRMI 9395 & 9955 are much weaker for a change, and very little else on 31m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9975, Aug 18 at 0050 check, KVOH is on as usual, still undermodulated, as the `new` transmitter still isn`t operational tnx to WTWW delaying shipping all the necessary components. At least KVOH is on the air, as we were wondering if Simi Valley wildfires over the weekend had affected KVOH (the SW site itself is not in the valley but on a mountaintop).

17775, also checking KVOH` weekday frequency, Aug 18 at 1505, and at first nothing heard, but it`s just putrid propagation as a JBA carrier can then be detected (while from the opposite coast, WRMI R. Africa is much better on 17790) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1549 UT August 18

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