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Glenn Hauser logs October 11-12, 2015

** BRAZIL. 4875.10, Oct 12 at 0235, Brazuguese talk at S7, the SBOB, certainly R. Roraima, Boa Vista, Rondônia on its fingerprint off-frequency. Wolfgang Büschel, also logged this direct from Germany a sesquihour later tho WRTH-listed sign-off is 0300: “4875.102 BRA Rádio Dif Roraima Boa Vista, RR, 0402 UT threshold level“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910 & 6010, Oct 12 at 0243, neither HJDH is detectable, presumed off. However, Wolfgang Büschel reports one of them even later Oct 12: “6010.062 CLM La Voz de tu Conciencia, Lomalinda, Puerto Lleras, Meta, tiny S=5 signal, weak orchestra music at 0442 UT“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Oct 12 at 0520, R. Rebelde, rough modulation to go with rapidly wavering carrier; meanwhile 5040 RHC has no such problem. Still that way at 1259 check with R.R. ID.

Wolfgang Büschel also noted this in Germany Oct 12: “5025.0 CUB Radio Rebelde, Bauta, S=9+20dB, “Los Locos” singer, but hit heavily by ute high speed two tone CW signals on 5021.900 and 5022.100 kHz on lower sideband. Rebelde had 20 kHz wide broadband signal, 0415 UT talk on Guantanameros local people, orchestra and pueblo local, esa provincia, ‘Cartandilla Group’. Rough audio quality, but RHC 5040 next door was much better quality, S=9+30dB“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 12 at 1325, no signal from RHC, unlike 15730 and much weaker // 15230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 2863-USB, Oct 12 at 1233 UT, VOLMET with American accent, barely audible. No doubt it`s Honolulu as scheduled per EiBi at :25 and :55 past the hours, shared only with Tokyo at :40 and :10; 24 hours. 2850-AM Korea North also audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND NORTHERN [non]. 9330.2-CUSB, re my previous log of R. Northern Ireland: correxion to the name of operator, Jordan, not Brandon — I know how I got that mixed up. Change to:

It`s only 2346 but Jordan seems to be signing off, “looking forward to next week at 2100 on this frequency“. . . (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1570, UT Monday Oct 12 at 0305, XERF with `La Hora Nacional` — weekly federal government show mandatory(?) for all stations to carry. I am seldom monitoring at this hour, so take the opportunity to chase `LHN` across the dial.

As to be expected, XERF is best, but still can`t eliminate the QRM from US stations, notably the one in Missouri, 3 kW KBCV Bott gospel-huxter, Hollister (Springfield). Considering the gobs of Mexican MW stations I do DX, it`s rather strange that so few can be heard now, and not even La Poderosa enough to be QRM-free.

1050, XEG Monterrey NL should be #2, but it too suffers from a lot of QRM. At 0313 it does seem to be in LHN, while taking phone calls from fans, but far from synchronized with XERF. At 0307 some US station in English is atop XEG with fight-the-IRS ad.

990, XET Monterrey, sometimes heard well, must really be direxional south tonight, ceding to CBW. Other major stations are useless: 1220 XEB, 1140 XEMR, 940 XEQ, 900 XEW, 800 XEROK (kaput?), 730 XEX; 540 XEWA maybe has it, but again not synch with XERF. Also try 690, 620, 580 with nothing listenable.

6185, Oct 12 at 0318, XEPPM, Mexico`s only remaining SW station, must surely be carrying `La Hora Nacional` — but NOT, totally different music playing than on 1570!

I`m about to conclude `LHN` is not really mandatory; and instead of all stations in nation linking up to a single feed, each has its own download to play back out of synch, if at all — maybe not even same episode (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, Oct 12 at 0325, rock music at S9; 0326 segué; 0331 pause and ID as “Accelerate“ — this was clearly enunciated, rather than “XLR-8“, more music. It was not on at my previous bandscan about an hour earlier; there must have been a break, since first logs of it started at 0001, and the last one at 0312, per,23874.0.html

** OKLAHOMA. 780, Oct 12 at 0306 UT, daytimer KSPI Stillwater is still burning dead-air carrier, with CO and IL audible underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7119.98 approx, Oct 12 at 0332, fair carrier but no modulation from R. Hargeisa, just after sign-on — but wait, turning up the volume, there is JBM Qur`an (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1794 monitoring: confirmed Sunday October 11 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient. Also confirmed UT Monday October 12 from 0301 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109.7-CUSB; also confirmed UT Monday October 12 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, sufficient. Next:
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. 9975.105 approx., UT Monday Oct 12 at 0253, JBA carrier. At first-tune, assumed KVOH was off, lacking normal level signal. Then detected this JBA carrier, which could be co-religionists via Uzbekistan? No, that transmission on 9975.0 was canceled months ago, while 9975.1 is a known KVOH off-frequency, but why so weak? Propagation at this hour, especially from the west, should still be OK. Must be reduced power, maybe exciter only? BTW, current Aoki alleges that WORLD OF RADIO is on KVOH, UT Sunday at 0230 — news to me, and presumably to KVOH as well, tho it would certainly be a worthwhile addition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Oct 12 at 0304 UT, Navajo drumming and chanting, dead giveaway that it`s KTNN, Window Rock AZ/NM; they habitually mix that in with English music and programming. QRM but separable from talker in English, presumably KSKY The Metroplex. Always enjoy hearing KTNN, and haven`t lately here. When I do at full night, I must suspect it`s out of whack, not protecting WFAN NYC/NJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Oct 12 at 1313 UT, in accordance with my recent remark, I`m standing by for KKOB Albuquerque to pop on to 50 kW ND pattern at official October sunrise — but nothing happens at 1315 UT; KAAM The Metroplex from right angle continues with weak signal, Jack Davis Show at 1316 UT; and with 2.2 Hz SAH before and after 1315, which could be from KKOB. Maybe KKOB will be making it later in October (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, Oct 12 at 0308 UT, gospel music in English at steady S9+20, looping E/W. 0310 ID as AM-1090, KAAY and advertising for new sales rep, current one gushing over what a great job it is for her. This dominant bigsig is not what we normally get nor are supposed to get from 50/50 kW KAAY Little Rock AR on night pattern. They have an STA for 5/5 kW non-direxional, but surely sounds like more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Oct 12 at 1245 UT, KLEY Wellington KS instead of dead air is modulating with distortion, making it hard to understand, both during a remote about sports and then a commercial for Radioworks Joblink in Kansas; carrier sounds OK with BFO. Is anyone at station listening to off-air monitor? Is anyone at station? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1600, Oct 12 at 1251 UT, as I am trying to listen to the KUSHing OK local morning show, still too much skywave from Vietnamese KRVA TX, and also a singing ID in English for “103.9“ — Looking thru the 58 entries on 1600 in the NRC AM Log 2015-2016, I do find one with an FM on 103.9! — KRFS Superior NE, 500/44 watts and also 500 W PSRA, // Country 104, not a translator. Likely, but can`t be positive it`s the only 1600/103.9 duo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, Oct 12 at 0228 UT tune-in, immediate partial ID in Spanish for “94.7 FM y 1630 AM“, ergo KRND Fox Farm WY, i.e. Granja del Zorro. 94.7 is really a negligible translator, tail wagging the fox. No problem from KKGM TX or KCJJ IA at the moment. AAMOF, no problem from WRDW GA either, the only other 1630 in the USA, I`ve yet to hear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. MSNBC, Oct 11 at 1851 UT, on `Meet the Press` playback, Chuck Todd continues to LIE: “back in just 45 seconds, we promise, with our End Game segment“ — which came back in TWO MINUTES AND 45 SECONDS!!! Same thing happened last week, and every week. Why in the world does he go out of his way to make false promises; as most commercial breaks are not overtly timed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Oct 12 at 1225 UT, JBA carrier loops W/E, not NW/SE. It`s the first frequency I check for TP DX when I awaken before sunrise, and often get trace of NHK, but today it must be Australia, 3LO Melbourne, and the only other one I can find is on 702, also from west, i.e. 2BL Sydney, both only 50 kW for ABC Local Radio. Nothing audible in the 1500s, such as 1548 Emerald. Today`s Enid sunrise: 1236 UT, latening by 6 or 7 minutes per week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 990, Oct 12 at 1240 UT, song in Spanish, 1242 UT interjects one word, “Lozana“, or something similar before another song. I was expecting “Rockola“ from XECL Mexicali as also logged recently and this too loops roughly east/west. Could have been artist/music name rather than station name.

Nothing in the three XE references. Could be a US station: there are several SS listed, the most likely at this time and direxion being KTKT Tucson, except it`s ESPN Deportes. WSGO New Orleans keeps coming up in searches but it`s talk in English. There is also a small town at the southern tip of TX called Lozano (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010.925 approx., Oct 12 at 0238, JBA carrier, suspect MADAGASCAR which is known to vary around here. The Cubans are not off-frequency from 5040 and 5025, so if they produced a leapfrog it would be close to 5010.0. (However, if 5025 and 5040 are really at different sites now, as in Aoki, Quivicán and Bauta, respectively, there could be no such transmitted mixture anyway.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my continuing complaints about the omnipresent RTTY (?) around 6131.5, Wolfgang Büschel also reports this circa 0455 UT Oct 12: “6135.0 ASC BBC French service, hit heavily by high speed CW signal around 6132 kHz, some annoying peaks visible on 6129.5, 6130.55, 6131.4, 6132.0, 6135.220 kHz“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1706 UT October 12

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