** CUBA. Hurricane Irma traveled along the northern coast of Cuba, but veered away before it got to Habana area where the SW transmitters reside. Nevertheless, they have been affected, as surveyed Sept 11 at 0137-0147, more is wrong than usual:
RHC Spanish: not on 11840, 11760, 9535, 6060, but still on 5040.
RHC English: not on 6000 or 6145, but on 6165 instead, reversion to its ex-, by mistake or default?
CRI Relay: not on 9580 (but still on Albania 9570)
Jamming: none heard on 9490, Radio República via France, very good!
None heard on 7365, Radio Martí, VG; on 6030, VG with lite pulsing
Radio Rebelde: 5025 on, but just barely modulated as so often
Radio Progreso: 4765 off
6165, UT Monday Sept 11 at 0212, `DXers Unlimited` is starting, but it`s an evergreen/generic/backup since Arnie says there can be no propagation report [when really needed], and he doesn`t even know whether this will be airing mit-week or weekend, after bottom of hour or top of hour respectively. First about some radio construxion project by LA8AK; then Q&A from RSA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7268-LSB, Sept 11 at 0203, Hurricane Watch Net is being controlled by N8BHL, with latest Irma report: 78 mph gusts at Clearwater Beach; 105? max; position 27.3N/81.9W, 50 mi ENE of Fort Myers, moving 350 degrees at 14 mph; 948 mb = 27.99 Hg inches. As soon as he starts, so does ACI from someham in Houston on 7269.5-LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15185, Sunday Sept 10 at 1942, very strong signal in English, but soon into French: oh it`s just VOA with a language lesson, topix: “would“, “used to“. See http://voalearningenglish.com
New frequency? No, HFCC shows it`s all-A17, but Sunday only at 2030-2100, 250 kW, 94 degrees from GB (also Sat in Hausa); and then found // 15730. 15185 succeeds 17530 on exactly the same parameters daily until 2030 in French (so why not just extend 17530?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, 9455, 9955, 11580, 11825, 15770, 21525, Sept 10 at 2035, all WRMI transmitters are OFF, and remain off at further chex into UT Sept 11 as Hurricane Irma pulls by to the west of Okeechobee, too close for comfort if not a direct hit.
Richard Langley, NB, was checking a bit earlier at 2000 when at least 15770 and 11580 were still on. Andy Robins reported: “WRMI 11580 kHz recovered to S9 (with significant fading) here in SW Michigan at 2030 UT but the carrier drops periodically for a second or so. Feedlines arcing in high winds? Uh oh, dropped and stayed off at 2032. 73, Andy Robins, Kalamazoo, Michigan USA“
UT Sept 11 at 0135, OFF: 5850, 7570, 7730, 7780 (so No Happy Station special, postponed until next week), 9395, 9455, 9955, 11580. However, there is a JBA carrier on 5950, typical of WRMI but now probably Iran in Tajik co-channel. (BTW, HFCC shows RMI in Spanish via TDF on 5950 at 02-05: must be alternative to 9490 for Radio República.)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1894 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov: GERMANY, Poor signal of HLR relays on 9485 CUSB, Sept 10, World of Radio #1894: 1030-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun
Confirmed here Sunday Sept 10 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 11 from 0305 on Area 51 webcast; also on WBCQ which I measured during JL, very poor at 0246 on 5130.309. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 11 at 0330 on WRMI webcast of 9955, presumably still unbroadcasting on SW. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [if back on] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15530, Sept 10 at 2040, S7 gospel huxter in English. Contradicts WHRI`s HFCC A17 registration that this usage at 2000-2200 Sundays only, 250 kW at 47 degrees, would end on 03 September (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505V, Sept 11 at 0142, WRNO is still AWOL; when did anyone hear it last? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0432 UT