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Glenn Hauser logs August 8-9, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.96, Aug 9 at 0154, R. Tirana about S6 with humroar way over music, except at 0158 the IS comes thru much louder for one play before cutoff.

Stephen Wood in MA was hearing it from the start at 0128 and with better results: “Muffled audio is actually more of a nuisance than the regular buzz on the carrier. Still able to pick up some program details, feature on book fair. One of the best signals from here in quite a while“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, Aug 9 at 0205, no signal from RA nor on 15240, but NZ 15720 is OK ending BBC news by Neal/Neil? at 0206. Stephen Wood in Massachusetts was not hearing 17840 either at 0140. RA has been off a lot lately. And since forced downsizing to a three-transmitter schedule, they should have a bunch of extra senders at Shepparton, if anyone cared (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Aug 9 at 0227, R. Rebelde is OFF; maybe because we heard it off-frequency recently: “CUBA. 5024.91, Aug 7 at 0134, R. Rebelde is noticeably off-frequency, and wobbling“. 4765 is still on and OK with R. Progreso; as is 5040 RHC. Say, whatever became of Arnie`s plan to put RHC on a 90m frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9955, Aug 8 at 0547, as I tune across WRMIBS, it`s S9+10 but those three beeps in a row, the pitch changing from one group to the next, are heard again underneath, like I had four hours earlier mixing with Radio Northern Ireland, so now I`m sure it`s a Cuban jammer, which I have caught before on other frequencies with the beeps, such as 11930 at night long after Radio Martí is finished with it, but usually with more than three at a time. At least these are far less disruptive than even a single source of regular pulse jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9964.9, Aug 9 at 0156, R. Cairo with dead air in “Arabic“, and also some lite Cuban pulse jamming here rather than on 9955 — presumably a remnant of jamming against Radio República when it was on 9965 years ago in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5015, and I quickly switch to 7570 for better reception, Aug 9 at 0221, TOM via WRMI, as Brother HyStairical is talking about his preaching trip, ordained by God, this coming weekend, apparently. One stop is the Holiday Inn in Secaucus NJ, which is (significantly!!) 6.66 miles from the Statue of Liberty, about to be destroyed; then to College Park, Maryland, close to evil Washington DC; and Boston will be first to go up in a nuclear strike, “another 9/11“. The guy is now completely batty, but no doubt will emerge unfazed by the phailure of his latest last-day prophecies. I don`t see anything about this on his Overcomer website, so wonder again if the tour is really imminent, or just playing back years-old recordings. If upcoming, a golden opportunity to go and heckle him. No doubt further details available by listening.

He then plays a phone call “today“ from some psychophant in Jerusalem named Israel who has a strong signal on 13810. No such frequency listed on his own schedule at:

But HFCC shows since the beginning of A-16, 13810 at 1400-1600 with TOM is via Nauen on weekdays like today, Issoudun on weekends, 130/120 degrees respectively, each 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Aug 9 at 0211, RUI via WRMI, `Ukrainian Perspective` about a bread festival. WRMI sked now shows RUI daily at 0200-0230 on 11580 (and blank for algo at 0230-0300); and also M-F 2330-2400 on 11580. Good steady S9 signal despite being aimed 44 degrees toward Europe at right angle from here. IIRC the 02-03 hour had been occupied by some gospel huxter which soon vanished (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1837 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 8 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.930-CUSB, which has drifted even further off-frequency. Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. (7490), UT Tue Aug 9 at 0100 after listening to `From the Isle of Music` on WBCQ webcast, right into Brother Scare, no more Radio BiPolar or Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack, which had been showing up here by surprise the past few weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Aug 9 at 0155, WRNO is still OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Aug 9 at 0200, WTWW-1 playing `Turn Your Radio On`, the song alleging that God is a broadcaster of RF, but chopped off the air in progress without any QSY announcement, at 0201*. As WTWW turns its radio (transmitter) OFF. So I retune to night frequency 5830 and wait: it pops on about *0201:40 with song still playing a little longer, no sign-on or even ID, into ASV reading from Jeremiah XLVII.

12105, August 9 at 0208, WTWW-3 is already off tonight as it should be.

5085, August 9 at 0224, WTWW-2 is on with C&W music at S9+50, so I go looking for the weak parasitic spurs above and below: measured on 5097.95 and 5072.04, which imply that fundamental is also off-frequency to lo side about 5084.995, but not measured directly. Anyhow, the spur separations at 12.955 are slightly more than previous measurements of 12.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0520 UT August 9

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