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Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2017

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 23 at 0548, RHC English is gone again from here but remains on overkill: 6145, S9+20 undermodulated; 6060, S9+20 good mod; 6000 S9+20 undermod but suff; 5040 VG S9+30, plugging an upcoming concert in Toronto even with ticket info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 23 at 1202, XETAR Guachochi, Chihuahua, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, is playing Mexican NA performed a cappella by amateur children`s choir, different version than heard on countless other stations. 1203 sign-on in Spanish and native languages, all of which have no alternative but to pronounce the call letters repeatedly in Spanish. 1205 plug parent org CDI with Jew`s harp accompaniment. We are now in season to hear this 10 kW daytimer well at sign-on; our sunrise 1220 UT, theirs 1257 UT, per
as is quite deficient with Chihuahua, not even including the capital city (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, re my previous report of unID here, JBA carrier at 0558 Sept 22, Ron Howard replied,

“6185, Radio Educación, on Sept 22, with anomaly. 0502-0523+; heard with unusually strong signal, whereas earlier I had poor reception here, so rather strange conditions; perhaps running late with special news, as many items about the Puerto Rico hurricane, including many sound bites in English about the storm; followed by economic news; still going at 0523. It was on Sept 11 that I noted their 0501* (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100′ long wire, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)“

6185, Sept 23 at 0253, VP carrier, presumed XEPPM much weaker than usual: evidently the earthquake disrupted its output strength and hours. At 0459 now it`s poor S9 but JBM; 0533 much better with classical music, but off by 0546 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Haven`t logged any pirates for a couple weeks, except YHWH 7470 (and not him either UT Sept 23), perhaps because I haven`t been tuning much in prime pirate time of 23-01 UT on 43m, but also poor conditions, lots of noise.

Sept 23 at 0022 I have a weak AM carrier on 6965, identified by these as Doctor Detroit:,37528.0.html

And also a JBA carrier on 6925, Sept 23 at 0022, Pee Wee per these:,37530.0.html
including a CW ID at 0022 which I couldn`t hear. I guess they mean Morse code on MCW, altho part of the logs were in USB; on 6924.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1896 monitoring: confirmed Friday Sept 22 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.15v-CUSB, poor in noise level.

Confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:
GERMANY Fair signal of HLR relays on 6190-CUSB, Sept 23
World of Radio #1896
0630-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English

As usual, not confirmed by UTwente, Sat Sept 23 at 1431 on HLR 7265-CUSB — only a weak signal with other talk, music, also at 1444 recheck, which must be CRI Sinhala via East Turkistan. Next:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. 9955, Fri Sept 22 at 2006, WRMI with Radio Prague news in English, sports; fair S4-S6 and no jamming; 2004 RP theme and mid-ID, more news. So it seems WRMI has started a variety-programming hour on 160-degree #4 transmitter, at 20-21, carved out from BS, which still shows as daily 15-21 UT at — Is this every day or M-F?

Yesterday I had `Frecuencia al Dia` until 2100, and recheck today at 2056, too late to tell what, but song seems in Spanish, 2059 announcements as jamming is again ramping up to severe level. Radio Prague English has been scheduled only at: 12 on 9955, 2330 on 5850, 0200 on 9395, 0230 on 11580, not all of them 7-daily; so now also at 2000 on 9955.

Picking up WRMI FB posts since my last report:

“WRMI Radio Miami International
2000 UTC Thursday September 21 – Hallelujah! We have Transmitter 13 (7730 kHz) ready to go at 2300 UTC today. That means all of our frequencies are back on the air except 15770, which was using the antenna that fell down in the hurricane on September 10. We have to evaluate what if anything can be done about that. Meantime, the 15770 kHz programming is being switched to other frequencies, and we have extended our schedule on 7780 and 11825 kHz. We still have a lot of lines down in the antenna field, but this will be repaired gradually as time allows [11825: now 13-03, 355 degrees from #8, all BS]

2200 UTC Friday September 22 – Our engineers have finally fixed the very long transmission lines for Transmitter 14, so our programming to Cuba and the Caribbean on 5950 kHz is now back on Transmitter 14 with the 181-degree antenna instead of Transmitter 3. Transmitter 3 is now in standby. We still have a lot of transmission lines to repair for antennas that we are not currently using, but this will be done on a gradual basis. Thanks again to Facility Manager Pat Travers, Senior Transmitter Engineer Don Frish and the whole team here at WRMI for getting us back to normal since Hurricane Irma hit“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.05v-AM, UT Sat Sept 23 at 0023, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress, conversation with Timtron. 7490 is S9+20/30 here, a far cry above // 5130.34v-AM, S9 to S9+10; and // 3250, poor S8-S9, the latter two insufficient to overcome noise. Evidently quite the contrary closer to ME, where 7490 skips over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Sept 22 at 2005, no signal from ZBC (nor RTM Brasil either). Other Zanz frequency 6015 has also been reported off, so are they completely gone from SW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1645 UT September 23


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