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Glenn Hauser logs November 16-17, 2015

** CUBA. 11670, Nov 16 at 1937, RHC confirmed on new frequency`s first day for Chicago service in Creole, very good signal leaving no chance to hear All India Radio. Tnx a lot, Arnie! who had no good reason to move from 11760 where there is nothing else to be heard. Still on 11670 ex-11760 during the English hour at 2033 check. The full span of afternoon 11670 usage is 1900-2130 in Arabic, Creole, English, French.

15370, Nov 16 at 2034, RHC Arabic is now here, ex-17730, very good, but this one axually aimed northeastward toward Arabisha.

6075, Nov 17 at 0131, RHC Spanish on another new frequency from tonight, ex-9710, and // 6060, so close, almost bookending poor CFRX 6070 Toronto, with adjacent splash. The Dentro Cuban Jamming Command didn`t get the message to clean up their spurs around 6080, pulsing also audible QRMing RHC itself! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9710, Nov 17 at 0135, some songs seem to have a slightly sacred sound in unknown language, fair S8 signal now that RHC has evacuated to 6075. O, it`s only CRI Spanish, so surely secular, finally IDing at 0143, 500 kW, 294 degrees at 01-03 via Kashgar (also Portuguese at 00-01) (Glenn Hausser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6952.62-AM, Nov 17 at 0155, pirate music, lyric includes “rock `n` roll“, very poor S4. Others weren`t hearing much better, but the operator Synthetik Mayham [sic] had tipped on hfunderground:

“Radio After Dark 6952.5 AM 01:37 UTC « on: Today at 01:40 » [sic:] Currently running a show at 6952.5 I apologies I have not designed qsl cards yet or made and jingle intros strictly music stay tuned in the near future for sstv / qsl cards All audio samples appreciated and station reports to Canadianradioafterdark at gmail dot com

Appreciate the welcome thanks yes new broadcaster testing various antenna configurations and xtmr designs see best results but I agree band conditions have been Piss poor on all band lately 40m has been ok ssb with some power but that’s about it But thanks for the welcome I operate mostly covert portable atm Smiley 35w carrier atm And broadcast concluded at 0404 thanks for listening for those who could“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 11520, Nov 16 at 1936 on the G8 by a restaurant`s east-facing window, what`s this? Sound like that harsh fellow Alex Jones mixing with something weaker. Never heard on this frequency via bigger receivers, but same as on 12160 WWCR; with one radio I can`t tell if they match exactly. So it`s probably a mixing product: yes, the other WWCR frequency, super-strong 9980, plus local 1640 KZLS The Eagle, which does have Alex Jones on at 17-20 UT = 11520, so external mixing around here, or the G8 internally overloaded. KZLS doesn`t usually get involved with SW stations (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 17 at 0110, JBA carriers from R. Chaski and BBC/UAE, until the stronger one, Chaski, autocutsoff at 0111:06.5* which is 15.5 seconds later than last check Nov 14 until 0110:51*, or averaging 5.17 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Nov 16 at 2032, REE is still AWOL from their North American frequency, which this late should be propagating, perhaps better than the ones which are JBA carriers, 11530, 15390, 15500. I guess their NAm transmitter is out of order (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, Nov 16 at 2005 on BST-1 caradio, happen to tune to a memory I can`t read but presumably this, as WWCR is concluding a 5-minute program with a website [spelt], which presumably pertains to `God Lives and Works Today`, and making an announcement that effective immediately, 5070 is replaced by 9350 at 5-7 pm Central Time, or 22-24 UT!

At first I thought it must be an outdated screwup since that would pertain to CDT, not CST, but uplooked later, I see that WWCR transmitter schedules have been updated this very day November 16, to eliminate 5070, and extend 9350 really to 23-01 UT on WWCR-2. What was wrong with 5070? Certainly always very strong here, and less likely to fade into the dusk/night than a 9 MHz frequency. BTW, current sked supposedly expires March 21, 2016, which is 8 days after DST resumes on March 13, and 6 days before A-16 begins on March 27, right in the middle of the biweek of confusion, so what`s with that? More anomalies not only about timezones but significant dates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0500 UT November 17

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