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Glenn Hauser logs September 25-26, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 2325 // 2485, Sept 25 at 1237, ABC NT are S7 in talk, not // 9580 RA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910, Sept 26 at 0323, NHK Japanese songs via FRANCE at S9+30 but Spanish CCI also audible slightly offset, worse at 0352 recheck; so Alcaraván Radio can at least do some damage to the usurper of its frequency, while likely useless to hear even within Colombia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9790, Sept 26 at 0312, CRI English relay is only S7 and, worse, just barely modulated. This signal normally blasts in, but propagation is much degraded: nothing on 16, 19, 22 m; little but a weak RNA Brasil on 25m 11780; little else but weak ZYs on 31m (until: q.v. MADAGASCAR!); RHC weakened even on 49m. WWV reported at 0300: K-index 4, minor G1 geomagnetic storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7163-7188, Sept 26 at 0316, wideband DRM-like noise jamming at S9+20, wiping out a good chunk of the exclusive worldwide 40-m hamband. Obviously Ethiopia blocking reactivated ERITREA, but at first I can`t even detect a carrier amid the hash. By 0331 I can, JBA on 7175. Are the ham Intruder-Watchers on this and do they know the sources? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 25 at 1240, music at S4, RRI Palangkaraya, since Ron Howard confirms Bougainville went off at 1206* this date.

3345-, Sept 25 at 1241, off-frequency carrier, signature of RRI Ternate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KYRGYZSTAN. 4010.0, Sept 25 at 1242, JBA carrier, presumed the only known broadcaster here, Birinchi Radio, program 1 domestic service. (Wolfgang Büschel and Ron Howard recently confirmed frequency has been normalized, rather than off to the lo side). Grayline: Bishkek sunset will be 1254, my sunrise 1222 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9560, Sept 26 at 0313, huge S9+30 carrier, which I know will soon blossom into NHK Swahili, effectively a North American service, 250 kW, 320 degrees from Talata; SSOB while elsewhere on 31m, only some weak Brazilians, Cubans; closer signals almost inaudible such as WRMI; no hi-latitude signals during K-index of 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 550, UT Monday Sept 26 at 0345, stuff about Chihuahua from SW, including hot-springs tourist attraxion (not to be confused with Aguascalientes = one word), i.e. XEPL, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, 5000/150 watts. As usual, nothing readable from QRP 800 XEROK to compare with, while 1300 XEP seems similar but of course not synchronized, as it seems every station does a separate playout rather than live network feeds of `La Hora Nacional` or statish additions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 560, Sept 25 at 1201, PSA, then “La Tremenda 560“, SHVA mentions Guanajuato, but this slogan belongs to XESRD in Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, 10/1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 680, Sept 25 at 1202, Mexican NA, 1204 “La Mera Jefa“ Guasave ID with jingle incorporating 93.7 FM, i.e. XEORO 10/1 kW. 1200 UT is when XEs in the UT-6 zone (such as MDT here) anthem away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1060, UT Monday Sept 26 at 0339, two Spanish mixing, one mentions `Planeta Verde`. Presumably two XEs with separate appendices to `La Hora Nacional`. One of them should be XEEP, but too little modulation on 6185 XEPPM, and too much splash from 6180 Brasil to make a match. Until 0354 when I can do so with the 6185 just-barely-modulation.

The other could be XERDO Matamoros/Reynosa which would be Tamaulipan programming, and BTW is on-frequency with no het any more (while KIJN TX cheating 10 kW daytimer, is avoided by nulling, but certainly heard later, q.v. under USA) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1140, UT Monday Sept 26 at 0337, “Nuevo León en la Hora Nacional“, same about Cervantes as on 1190 but not synchronized; gives cabina phone number, as if this is really live; much stronger here from XEMR, 50/50 kW, which is otherwise dedicated to gospel-huxtering. When we hear it like this, which is most of the time, we can`t believe it is on night pattern toward the SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1190, UT Monday Sept 26 at 0336, I`m looking for regional appendices to `La Hora Nacional`, and here`s one: lexure about Don Quixote and Cervantes, during “Nuevo León en la Hora Nacional“, plug for Universidad Autónoma de NL (all of which have nothing in particular to do with Cervantes). So this is XECT, Monterrey, Contacto 1190, 10000/100 watts, yeah, sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED, 1280, Sept 25 at 0501 UT, Mexican choral NA, amid lots of QRM including sports from New Orleans. (A good time to seek XEs, local midnite). Among several, most likely by proximity and power is XEAW Monterrey NL, 10/1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, Sept 25 at 0515-0520+ UT, local KGWA is in dead air, giving me a rare chance to null what`s left of it and DX something else — but nothing identifiable in the jumble. KGWA used to provide an occasional “Fox-hole“ during the news block 0500-0505 UT, but not tonight nor anynight caught in manymonths. So I dare not keep listening longer lest my ears be blasted with the volume way up, without a predictable restoration time like 0505 UT was (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 7205, Sept 26 at 0316, Omdurman is back on nominal tonight with carrier, no modulation audible, ex-7207, ex-7206; was hoping for 7208 to be next (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. VATICAN. 5925, Sept 26 at 0322, S9+5 Qur`an-ish song, but a melodic duet, plus extraneous noises, reverb, 0326 pop music, off at 0330 check. It`s IBB Arabic via SMG, specifically the Afia Darfur service at 0300-0330, 250 kW, 146 degrees, violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1844 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Sept 25 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.008-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 26 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 26 at 0305 check on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.84-AM, S9; ended at 0329:34 so started only a semi-minute late. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 26 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, but JBA in propagation disturbance. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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. 11580, Sept 25 at 1753 on BST-1 caradio, memory search lands here during World Music from WRMI, much weaker than on 13695, both of which revert to BS at 1800. 11580, Sept 26 at 1727 check, WM again, but NOT // 13695, separate playouts: take your choice. 11580 from at least 17 adds to my roster:

I update WRMI World Music hours each time I find a new one:
0000-0100 Tue-Sat 7730 285 deg
0100-0300 Sunday *7570 315 deg [any other days? Or Sept 18 only?] 0700-0800 Tue-Fri 7730 285 deg
1300-1400 Mon-Fri 11580 44 deg
1400-1500 Mon-Fri? *11580 44 deg [heard Mon Sept 19 and regularly] 1700-1800 daily? *11580 44 deg [heard Sun & Mon Sept 25-26 so far] 1700-1800 daily *13695 315 deg [not // 11580] 2000-2100 Mon-Sat 11580 44 deg
* = unlisted as such on the WRMI schedules

** U S A. 9395, Sept 26 at 0345, while World of Radio is attempting to be heard on WRMI 9955, the so-called TruNews frequency is marginally better; 355 vs 160 degrees, while we are about 315 from Okeechobee. WRMI-6 on 9395 is believed to be the old nominally 50 kW Wilkinson transmitter, ex-Hialeah, ex-Santo Domingo, while the others are nominally 100 kW but some sound like semi-power too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830 & 9475, Sept 25 at 1245, WTWW-1 is missing from both frequencies, nor after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060+, Sept 26 at 0509, Spanish praise music with fast SAH due to off-frequency cheatin` 10 kW daytimer, KIJN Farwell TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Sept 26 at 0509 UT, South Asian pop music dominates, from Radio Salaam Namaste = KBXD Dallas. When heard like this, we think it`s 50 kW day power; other night chex yield nothing, so seems sporadically active. Major lobes day and night go northwest, but with a null toward Wichita, which is closer to hereward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Sept 26 at 1351, my BST-1 caradio programming of 11860 into memory pays off as it lands on enough signal to break squelch from Republic of Yemen Radio, with well-recognized triumphal music and talk, heavy fading, presumably via SAUDI ARABIA. As I drive around, overcome in certain spots by overload from Brother Scare with an echo, probably WWCR/WRMI from faraway frequencies, grrr (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Sept 26 at 0320, S9+5, ZBC with speech to a crowd, in Swahili? Also tweets — I mean bird-like songs intermixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search, Sept 25 at 1153-1215 UT: With the DX-398 swiveled by my wrist, I append rough DF of whence each is coming from: NW (Japan, E Asia), or WSW (Australia/NZ). All of them are JBA, some more so than others.

1153: 774-NW, 747-probably NW, 702-WSW, 612-WSW, 828-NW, 882-WSW
[also 594 N/S, so my local mystery is back; it may be slightly above 594.0]

1209: 1098-W, between the bearings of most of the others as fits for Marshall Islands; Majuro is 277 from here. Avoiding some birdies nearby, concentrating on the proper-pitch het on 9-kHz scheme. Note that Marshalls are the next island chain beyond Hawaii`s direxion.

1211: 594-WSW

1212: 612-WSW

1213: 693-NW, 702-WSW

1215: 774-NW, 882-NW

Sunrise here: 1222 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1420, Sept 26 at 0334 UT, local break sounds like “here on C-Q“ and weather without local clues, back to financial advice show; best from E/W bearing? Nothing fits in the NRC AM Log 2016, except by formats: the closest/most likely in AR, MO, TX are all various musix; KJCK Junxion City KS is talk, but WOC Davenport IA is too, and a regular here.

I check the WTFDA FM Database for Davenport, anything with CQ in it?? Yes! KCQQ, 106.5, classic rock, as Q-106.5, and no FM duplicate for WOC is listed. Are these two related anyway? Yes! FCC Queries show KCQQ and WOC are both licensed to Citicasters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1802 UT September 26

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