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Glenn Hauser logs March 7-8, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 8 at 0646, CB is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 5055, March 8 at 1252, JBA carrier from presumed 4KZ, but nothing on 5045, OzyRadio. As of March 5, Ron Howard was reporting that Craig Allen said 5045 was off pending change to 4835 — despite Sikkim — neither one detected here March 8 after 1300 once WWCR quit 4840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 4870, March 8 at 1255, CW marker DE RIS9, vs. CODAR and fading, took a while to copy the ID, better at 1322. That would be Russia if the R- were ITU allocated, but several logs in UDXF iog say this is from the Chinese Army in Beijing, on this and several other frequencies. So much for RRI, abandoned 4870v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9155, March 8 at 1443, surprisingly good S9+10 in Chinese, clear with no sign of a victim, unlike // 11660 pileup, i.e. CNR1 jammer. Aoki/NDXC shows 9155 is a *jammed, possibly 24-hour Sound of Hope, 1? kW channel from Taiwan. 9155 is much better than any non-jammer or jammer CNR1 frequency inband 31m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, March 7 at 1854, RHC OC at S9+10 already on, 1903 Arabic in progress, which was missing 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7320-7370, March 8 at 0024, the jamming pileups on 7355 & 7365 vs Martí are also producing pulse spikes beyond the “needed“ range, QRMing e.g. 7325 Romania. Probably would be audible above 7370 if it weren`t for the 7385 bigsig from WHRI. And, more of same in the 7425-7450 range from the 7435 jammers! The least the DentroCuban Jamming Command could do would be to restrict its jamming to the real targets! Fat chance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11820, 11830, 11840, 11850, 11860, March 8 at 1337, RHC on all these, emanating from the S9+40 signal on central 11840. 11850 is S9+10, 11860 JBA; and I also have a JBA carrier on 11810 I wish I could match as a third-order spur. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15520, 15445, 15296, 15222 approx., March 8 at 1436, FM spurblobs out of RHC 15370-AM are only audible here, first on the top one when I can make out an RHC theme in FM. So these are 74-75 kHz spaced. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7236.29, March 8 at 1358, S5 carrier no doubt from variable R. Ethiopia, long-path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, March 8 at 0653, JBA carrier presumed R. Kiribati, Xmas Island. I gather it has been quite sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.395, March 8 at 1352, poor carrier from V. of Freedom has varied down to here from nominal 5920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, March 8 at 1321, brief pause in banda music for ID only as “107.1“. Of course, it`s 50 kW XEHB, Ke Buena, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, the only XE below 900 still propagating a semihour after sunrise here; when will they ever close down this useless AM appendage? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, March 8 at 0650, VON is off again from what had been its nightly bigsig into North America. Maybe they saw the WRTH 2018 which indicates it should not be on now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


** SPAIN. 15390, March 7 at 1904, defective REE transmitter with spur squeals on each side, now measured peaking at plus/minus 2.5 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 4790, March 8 at 1257, JBA carrier vs CODAR; 1327 VP music. It`s the BBC M-F at 1300-1330 Uzbek via TAJIKISTAN but which is also *jammed per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed first WBCQ broadcast, Wed Mar 7 at 2200 on 7490v, good, and also still at 2227. NOTE: from next week will be at 2100 UT in order to pretend it`s at the “same“ local time. Also confirmed UT Thu Mar 8 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.27v-CUSB, JBA with ECSS (while 9265 WINB is S9+25!). Next:
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW

DST changes start here:

Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?] Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Wed Mar 7 at 1844, WRMI with Oldies music, while 7780 is a JBA carrier. I am checking what the WRMIs are doing today after yesterday`s Tuesday anomalies which resulted in no WORs on 9455, and no RAE on 9395.

At 1900, 9395 switches to RAE hit-it vamp theme running a full minute, 1901 opening German as scheduled, while 9455 continues with Oldies. Quick check at 2015, 9395 now in RAE Italian as scheduled.

At 2040, 7780 is // 9455, as had been the case during this hour only, but what is the program? Guy crutching frequently with “ya`know“s, about the benefits of selling music downloads of “bands“ (and I don`t think he means brass or marching but a more limited genre). A couple of brief tunes but mostly yakking, 2047-2049. Hard to catch showname or website due to fades. 2050-2052 finally copy mentions of, says it is his first SWBC..

So altho `Your Weekend Show` has been scheduled here (mid-week!), this is the same as had been publicized exactly one week earlier on WRMIFB, and whose two further repeats were preëmpted already by something else:

“Space Phono Radio: 2) 2000 UT Wednesday, February 28 on 7780 kHz [sic, only] to Europe. That’s 3:00 pm Eastern Time Wednesday (Feb 28). This should also be audible up the East Coast of the US and Canada.“

Like so many special or “one time only“ bookings on WRMI, it has been allowed to repeat rather than resuming normal programming. Anyhow, this bodes well for resuming the 7780 // 9455 strip at 20-21 including WOR Tuesdays at 2030.

9455, Wed Mar 7 at 2100, this WRMI also resumes `FG Radio` as scheduled from Cyprus. Date of original broadcast not given, so I note the first few headlines in order to determine futurely whether the same episode be stuck in replays as has happened before: DB railway in Germany modernization; avian flu in Iran vs chicken farms since the beginning of the Iranian year (which was almost a year ago now, vernal equinox!); something about renewable energy in Australia by 2020y; Toyota investing in France . . . Meanwhile during this hour, 7780 // 9395 back to Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, March 7 at 1846, S9+10 of dead air, no doubt WTWW-3. Still DA at 1905, 2045. Still carrier faded to S3 at 0032 March 8. The only other station ever on 12105 is RFA Burmese via Tinian at 1230-1430. At 1333, 1400 and 1430+ March 8 I still have an S4-S6 carrier on 12105, but no audio detectable. And much stronger dead air again at 1751, obviously still WTWW-3..

Seems this transmitter has been turned on and forgotten, never with any modulation at further chex. Dozens of 100s of kWh wasted — imagine what the cost of that could have done for starving or homeless people in Nashville!

5085, March 8 at 0648, meanwhile, WTWW-2 has also been running very long hours, perhaps overnight, but modulated, for Ted to replay ham radio interviews, why? Still going at 1252 talking about keys, and at 1447 about caps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, March 7 at 2039, WWCR is still off as it was earlier this morning. I am beginning to wonder if it`s because WWCR has finally canceled Brother Scare, who was main programming on this frequency?

5890, March 7 at 0645, WWCR also OFF now (while 5935 DGS in S7-S9), which was the major overnight BS frequency.

9980, March 8 at 1331, 1441, 1643, 1751, still off the air.

Program skeds now dated March 1 continue to show long hours for BS on WWCR-4, 9980 and 5890, also some on 7520, 7490, in fact 59 entries altogether, i..e. for each hour on each frequency M-F, Sat, Sun.

Maybe #4 is just broken, which would cause it also to be AWOL for some other programming, e.g. M-F 21-23 on 9980, and 03-04 or 03-05 on 5890, when needs to be checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, March 8 at 1449, KVOH on early again, very poor with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, March 8 at 1308 UT, “La Hora del Trabajo“, day-job openings with phone numbers, no area codes but 210 presumably understood. Mixing in English and joking around, i.e. KSAH Universal City (San Antonio) TX; mutually nullable with WGN. KSAH now on 10 kW day power from 1245 UT in March; major lobes to the NW and ESE but not a deep null thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, March 8, 1255-1304 UT just after today`s sunrise of 1252 UT — I haven`t done this in quite a while, as need sleep staying up too late. 774-NW, 702-W?, 693-NW, 612, 594-NW, 828-NW, 846-NW, 882-NW, 936, 1098-W, 1548, 1566-NW. The last, stronger one, presumably KOREA SOUTH is still audible at 1320. Most of the other NW ones correlate with NHK JAPAN. Unlike my evening TA carrier searches, the TPs are done with the wrist-alt-azimuth DX-398 so I can detect the direxions unless just too weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010, March 8 at 1252, JBA talk, WRMI test? Not // 9395 Oldies music. Maybe it`s just India. Ron Howard reported yesterday:

“March 7 – What is happening on 5010? WRMI is scheduled to start
broadcasting here later this month, so are they testing now? If so,
heard with very poor signal. Thanks go to Dave Valko, who first noted them at 1030 and commented “I would think WRMI would be stronger, but it’s nowhere near as strong as 5025 Rebelde.” I certainly agree, the signal was not what I would expect from WRMI.

My monitoring of 5010 started today at 1128, with pop song; 1130 went to dead air (only a carrier) till tuned away at 1142; at 1204 news followed by ID at 1209; not very readable, with poor to very poor reception. 1233 could make out WRMI with music, along with faint AIR Thiruvananthapuram underneath (seemed their usual news in English); at 1243 WRMI played Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” with AIR again being heard underneath and both very poor.

Dave and I are wondering about this reception today, as last month
he noted a pirate (USA) on 5010. This is not a hoax, right?

Dave later informed me “found 5010 parallel to 9395 WRMI at 1257,” so must indeed be WRMI testing, but not doing very well.

After my hearing WRMI today testing on 5010 kHz, I emailed Jeff White, asking about my reception. He has kindly responded with:

“Hi Ron. I’m amazed that you were able to hear 5010 in California.
Yes, we were doing some low-power testing on that frequency. We’ll be back there sometime after the start of A18. All the best. Jeff
WRMI Radio Miami International”“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, March 8 at 1340, trace? of modulation on S6-S8 carrier. I vacillate whether to attribute this to MADAGASCAR long-path, wondering if something in Korea or E Asia could be source (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1902 UT March 8