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Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2018

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Rebelde is S9+20 but JBM. Still same at 0702, with hum. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. And I currently confront an S9 noise level around 5 MHz.

4765, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Progreso is S9+20, undermodulated but much better than 5025; CODAR QRM on both sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15572-15578, 15504-15513, 15431-15445, 15299-15308, 15231-15237, 15163-15167, Jan 14 at 1447, RHC-FM can be heard without breakup over these approx. ranges, spurs out of the 15370-AM transmitter. It`s different today, as low modulation Spanish programming can also be heard in AM mode amid the spurs, rather than garbage, but always with whine. More weak whine around 15096. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.553, Jan 14 at 1441, JBA carrier measured here, no doubt VOBME longpath. No jamming noise audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 14 at 0644 check, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9996, Jan 14 at 1421, binary code at S1, no doubt from RWM Taldom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 14 at 1446, presumed SIBC at S6-S8, maybe trace of modulation. Seems they leave carrier on at least, all night, despite budget problems (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1790-CW, Jan 14 at 0645, deep fades, but VVV heard on a peak, and various other letters and numbers, including a complete well-known ham call, K2ORS. Checked since Eric Loy, IL, had just reported hearing ex-WOR affiliate:

“Hi Glenn! At 0213 GMT 1-14-18, while tuning Web SDR at Sea Girt, NJ
I decoded the CW broadcast of station WH2XDE/3 on 1790 kHz. It was a loop mentioning the e-mail contact and the city of Wayland, MA, 70 watts and an Inverted L. Google shows this as an experimental station that has been around for a while“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: Alan Gale, England, also heard the Sat Jan 13 1531 on HLR 6190-CUSB, but opposite to the best reception at UTwente I already reported: “Hi Glenn, A much stronger signal from HLR today, though the QRM from the other stations did start to come up a lot towards the end, and there was also some fading, but a definite improvement on recent weeks. I’ve attached a .mp3 file so you can hear how it sounded, this was in AM and not CUSB, which didn’t sound any better on this occasion. 73, Alan“

Confirmed Saturday Jan 13 at 2257 check, the 2230 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair — as I took a break from the MLK celebration in downtown Enid, to check the PL-880 by the car. Did not stay out to confirm the Sat 2300 on WRMI 7780 replacing 11580, but 7780 was still in with fair signal at 2355. Confirmed UT Sunday Jan 14 at 0200 on WRMI 7780 ex-11580, S9 to S9+10. (R. Prague follows at 0230, now S9+20.) This frequency tends to have blob QRM from some local device, like a cable box, but that`s only my problem. (It would be less of a problem if WRMI were on a 315 degree antenna with a much stronger signal on a 7 MHz channel.) Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 14 at 0429 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO as I am talking about XEETCH which is 12 minutes in, so started circa 0417. Fair-good, and earlier check of 1860 at 0257 during ham news rated S9+20/30.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: “GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Jan 14:
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak signal“

Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?] Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?] Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?] [NOT 5850, error in last list]

Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9455, Jan 13 at 1949, VOA news via Oldies channel of WRMI. Should also be on // 7780 now. 9395 has World Music fill instead of Argentina in German; 11530 African music, i.e. R Herwa International (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 7780, Sun Jan 14 at 1420, WRMI with `AWR Wavescan`, the secret airing now on this pair, since at 11-15, 9455 now duplicates 9955.

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS has been updated about this and a few others:

** U S A. 9330.10v-CUSB, UT Sun Jan 14 at 0135, WBCQ is S5 with Blalock the Blaster. This is his daily hour, usually inaudible. Unusually, this is stronger than 9395 & 9455 WRMI, but weaker than 9265 WINB. In addition on Saturdays he`s heard at 23-24, yet to appear on the program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 14 at 0140, WTWW-1 is VP here, still on day frequency, not yet on 5830 night frequency. Stations *really* concerned about getting their signals heard, especially with flexible QSY times, would monitor current propagation conditions and act accordingly — FAR too much trouble (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 open carrier, i.e. Greenville warming up for the Vatican relay in Spanish at 0145-0230 — but recheck at 0202, it`s off; what happened? No longer violating Separation of Church and State? Need also to check the 1230-1300 on 9610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 of dead air except for some slight pulsing noise, instead of Voice of Vietnam Spanish relay via WHRI. Presumably a SNAFU. By 0202, 7315 modulating news from some domestic far-right network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT January 14