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Glenn Hauser logs September 28-29, 2017

** BOLIVIA. 5935.01+, Sept 28 at 2350, again a JBA carrier fighting high local noise level radiated out of a lamp which needs to be turned off, from presumed R. Yura before WWCR creams it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 29 at 0602, RHC English is still on here starting another hour repeat. Nominal close on this frequency is 0600; probably will chop it off abruptly when they get around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Sept 29 at 1311 no signal from RHC nor at 1354, but 17580 is very poorly audible. I had first found algo on 15730 and thought it might be a mistake for 17730, but going back to 15730 it`s off shortly later before I can check for //. Meanwhile 15370 is inbooming. Finally at 1420, 17730 is on, with poor S8 music and 17580 is now off, while 15370 continues at S9+40.

RHC website is still displaying the B-14 schedule!!
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/estaticas/frecuencias
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

NDXC/Aoki currently for A-17 shows:
15370 at 1300-1500
15730 at 2230-0030
17580 at 1100-1400
17730 at 1100-1500
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 29 at 1205 news in Indonesian from RRI Palangkaraya, apparently alone, altho 10 minutes earlier Bougainville seemed still on too. 1233, YL with love song in English, 1235 YL & OM dialog in Indonesian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.940, Sept 29 at 1357, very poor S4-S6 music, but obviously VOI is back after a break, and once again bumped up frequency almost one kHz; different transmitters? I had been checking the 9525 area almost every morning, and nothing heard since September 13. Atsunori Ishida also reports “9526“ first today from 1155 during Chinese, but “9525“ low modulation carrier had been on earlier at *0936-0949*. So they gave up on that one, fired up the other one. Later I see that Wolfgang Büschel agrees on this precise frequency. After 1400, no QRM from 9525.0; this season we no longer have to cope with CRI, but HFCC shows KBS at 14-16, wooden? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6040, Sept 29 at 1300, very poor signal S7-S9 with Shiokaze music, ex-5965 where it had been for several weeks. Ron Howard reported the change occurred yesterday Sept 28 when the broadcast was in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Sept 29 at 1241, surprised to find RNZI already on here, instead of from 1259; concluding a BBCWS item about “maggot masters“ on `The Food Chain`, to be back next week at 1:15 am Saturday. Nothing on 7425, and this is good S9+20, still not likely on NNW antenna only, which used to be the case at 11-13 UT only, whatever the frequency. Then some music. 1248 YL DJ stumbles over time check as “eleven and a half minutes to two on 101 FM“, more songs, “I Need Your Love“. WRTH 2017 page 300 shows RNZ National multiple FM transmitters all over the country are only in the 101s; what a branding idea!

So DST of UT+13 has started in NZ (never mind the dateline), first thing Saturday morning rather than Sunday at 2 am local as in North America? NO, timedanddate.com shows it already started last Sunday September 24 when 2 am became 3 am. This has obviously caused confusion in the SW scheduling, perhaps to be fixed in a day or few, as the 1258 QSY should stay at same UT regardless of local clox. Has 6170 been running before 1300 already since Sept 24? But most of the programming, from National will have to be one UT hour earlier.

1257 fade down another timecheck in peculiar backward and semi-minute format, “two and half to two“ to QSY announcement from “this frequency“ (whatever) to 6170, but we are already there! Canned announcer is totally out of touch with reality. There is no break or change in strength, but we are treated to almost two minutes of uninterrupted Bell Bird IS (does it have a name, like RA`s defunct kookaburra, Jacko?? BTW, parts of Australia don`t go on DST until one week later, October 1).

1300 into news from RNZ National, leading with evacuation of thousands from Ambae Island in Vanuatu where there is ash and acid rain falling, expecting an all-out eruption. 1307 news ends as from “RNZ International“, not RNZ Pacific which is supposedly the politically correct name now, and into `Dateline Pacific`. Still fairly audible by 1355 but fading down, a sesquihour after sunrise here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3308-USB, Sept 29 at 1153, AFA5ML is NCS for an Air Force MARS net, which is now “free“ allowing random comments about the weather (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1897 monitoring: confirmed Thursday September 28 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.15v-CUSB, poor S4. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Thu Sept 28 at 2030, a week after discovering the secret hour of WRMI programming, 20-21 UT, replacing Brother Scare, I check again, and here is `Frecuencia al Día`, replete with self-promotion, following some fill music, presumably after daily Radio Prague in English.

9955, Fri Sept 29 at 1309, no signal from WRMI, must be off, clearing the way for pulse jamming against nothing; 9455 & 9395 WRMIs are OK. 9955 still absent at 1355 and 1423 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sept 29 at 1402, KVOH with distorted music and wobbling carrier, but not quite as bad as yesterday; S8-S9 but faded way down to S5 by 1419 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search September 29 at 1209-1217, a few minutes before sunrise here, all from WSW, u.o.s: 774, 702, 828, 891, 1098-west, 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 860, Sept 29 at 1221 UT, Mexican music, ID over it as “La Compera“ or something like that; DF from WSW/ENE which could put it in the US rather than Mexico. KNAI Phoenix? That`s Radio Campesina, and this word has only three syllables. At 1224 UT definite TC for 5:24 am = UT -7 zone, which means it has to be AZ, Sonora or BCN, as there are no such stations in CA or NV, and “La Contrera“ (?), plug for Mexico City earthquake aid.

Sonora`s 860 is XEHX Ciudad Obregón, which is widely shown to be “La Mia“. BCN`s is XEMO Tijuana, “La Poderosa“. So have any of these changed name? (There is/was a La Campera on 1320 in Ciudad Jiménez, Chihuahua, XEJZ.) Initially atop KKOW KS, making 2.7 Hz SAH, and losing out to its weekdaily polka/birthday spot at 1226 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3385, Sept 29 at 1157, JBA carrier; could RENB, Rabaul be back on air? Also a JBA carrier on 3340, but both of them disappear when I switch from Preamp 2 to 1 on the R75, not the only strange carriers produced on 90m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1747 UT September 29

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