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Glenn Hauser logs, September 11, 2017

** CUBA. 6165, Sept 11 at 0501, erroneous RHC English frequency is off, having been on at last check 0215. Now, NO other Cuban transmitters are to be heard: 6145, 6100, 6060, 6000, 5040, 5025. At 1247, no 5025, nor 6000, 6060, 6100, nor any on 9, 11, 13 and 15 MHz bands. CRI relay 9570 off, uncovering a JBA algo, presumably KBSWR in Indonesian. At 1421, 13740 CRI English relay is also off.

When will any Cubans make a comeback? RHC website is replete with news about the hurricane, but nothing about RHC itself being off the air, or exactly what damage it sustained:

[and non]. Meanwhile, Radio Martí is loud and clear, 7365 at 0503, no jamming. 7405 is open carrier at 1245, but programming by 1249, and 9805 VG too with lite jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, Sept 11 at 0502, JBA carrier from presumed Radio Bata (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MYANMAR [non]. 7530, Sept 11 at 1243, S7-S5 in Burmese; it`s RFA at 1230-1430 via TINIAN. I was checking for this, but no sign of it; it would have been a good idea to avoid that bihour anyway:

“ARMENIA. There will be a bunch of tests from Yerevan today, Monday, 11th September between 0230 (yes 0-two-3-0) and 2100 UT on 7530 kHz. Power 100 kW, directed to 192° Iran / Iran [sic] / Turkey. RRs appreciated (Christian Milling, Shortwave Service on WRTH Facebook page, 2130 UT, 10 Sept) Posted by: (alan.pennington, 2227 UT Sept 10, BDXC_UK yg via DXLD)“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7268-LSB, Sept 11 at 0504, Hurricane Watch Net is now hosted by KF5WDJ, asking for reports; no response, but while he is talking I hear some QRM, maybe deliberate jhamming. ARRL lookup shows: Overton, James D, KF5WDJ, 2812 W Shandon, Midland, TX 79705 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, Sept 11 at 0501, WRMI is off, and so are all higher frequencies including 9455 which might have been kept on.

At 1250 UT Sept 11, all WRMI transmitters are off. Here`s the latest from WRMI via FB, posts in reverse order: (gh)

“1430 UTC Monday, September 11 – Hurricane Irma has done extensive damage at WRMI in Okeechobee, Florida. Two antenna towers are down and many poles holding transmission lines are also down. Power went out at around 2030 UTC Sunday, and it may not be restored for days. Meanwhile, all transmitters are off the air. Our Internet service is also down, which means that our live stream is down as well. All of our staff are OK. We’ll try to provide more information later today here on Facebook. Thanks for all of your messages of support.

WRMI Radio Miami International 16 hrs [ago] ·
2140 UTC Sunday, September 10 – The winds are extremely strong here in Okeechobee. Our generator went out twice, but is back on at the moment. Our live stream is still working at It is still light outside, and we can see that several poles holding our transmission lines have fallen down or are leaning downward. There could be some major damage in the antenna field, but we won’t know until the storm passes and the morning light arrives tomorrow.

WRMI Radio Miami International 17 hrs [ago]·
2045 UTC Sunday, September 10 – About 15 minutes ago we had sudden tropical storm force winds at the WRMI transmitter site in Okeechobee and our electrical power went down. We have a generator to power the control room and essential operations, but all transmitters are off the air. However, you can still hear our 9955 kHz programming on the audio player on our webpage, and via services such as TuneIn, Streema and Radio Garden. We’ll have more information here on Facebook as the hurricane develops.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v-AM, Sept 11 at 0503, no signal from WBCQ. Is `The Other Side of Midnight` gone again? Had been 04-07 UT Sun & Mon only for a few months, never made it to the online schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1547 UT September 11

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