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Glenn Hauser logs April 14-15, 2018

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 4835, April 15 at 1232, not even a JBA carrier from Ozy Radio: that`s because, as Johno Wright informs me: “4835 kHz has suffered over heat issues with the power supply — days on days of 100 F heat cooked the power supply. Off air till 15th May or more. So what SW station plays decent pop music? 11th April (Craig Allen via John Wright, Australian Radio DX Club, 0253 April 14)“

Nor is there a 4835 carrier here from AIR Sikkim, but we have another month to try to hear that. Some Indian carriers are making it such as 5010. And 5055 JBAC presumably 4KZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sunday April 15 at 1227, RHC with Spanish mainstream programming, 1236 `Cuba Campesina` music with QRM here from China, but // clear 6060 and 6000. Wolfgang Büschel`s schedule received from Arnie claims 6100 only carries the separate `Mesa Redonda` TV discussion show at 1100-1300 (daily, u.o.s.), in addition to live broadcast 23-24 UT Mon-Thu on 6000 & 11950, but I have my doubts; certainly, not today. The version sent out by the Correspondence Department also has 6100 at 11-13 under Mesa Redonda but I thought it was misplaced. Try it on weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13569-FM in the ISM band, April 15 at 1330, after a respite yesterday, RHC 13700-AM transmitter is back in force today spewing a dozen FM spurblobs all over the 22 mb, and even into the 20mb hamband, oh oh! Along with F# tone, VG almost fully quieted circa 13633, 13569, 13502; 13767, 13833; also detectable out to 13436, 13368, 13302; 13900, 13966, 14032, 14100; i.e. averaging ~67 kHz intervals. 1336 `En Contacto` starts. Hey, Arnie, this would be a great topic for your show, explaining how and why these occur; yeah, right. Anyway, I comprehend his lickety-split presentation on one of them rather than 13700-AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140 & 7180, April 15 circa 0300, JBA AM carriers, INTRUDERS amid the LSB hams, from VOBME, both now sounding close to on-frequency judging from BFO het pitches, and no DRM noise jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 5950, April 15 at 0311, V of Tigray Revolution with HOA music horribly mixing with Oldies (// L&C 9455) from WRMI`s greatly expanded new frequency, both weak and still a medium SAH. Leads me to believe that WRMI is the one slightly off-frequency, as same SAH was being heard earlier when nothing else is scheduled on 5950 to beat with it. Could that beat be caused by WRMI running two transmitters on 5950, by mistake? As of 1550 UT April 15, WRMI skedgrid still has blank space for XMTR #14 between 0200 and 1100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 13720, April 14 at 1835, J-pop is the SSOB at S9+5, even stronger than 13605 jamming+Martí, and weaker 13845 WWCR. It`s NHK in Japanese at 17-19, 85 degrees from Yamata for CIRAF 14 & 16, which means the Southern Cone. Incidentally good for Hawaii on the way at 7-9 am local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 12065, April 14 at 1839, pop song at S5-S3, yet stronger than 12050 WEWN, 1842 YL DJ in Russian; 1852 mentions I-phone, various gorods, cut off at 1859.5* mid-song. Make that K-pop. HFCC shows it`s KBSWR, 1800-1900, 250 kW, 58 degrees from Woofferton UK, since April 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 15535-15540-15545, April 14 at 1833, R. Kuwait DRM in English is at imaginary level, slightly increased noise above background on band?

Alexander Busneag, Germany, has compiled this current DRM schedule showing DRM in use by only 5 stations on SW; truly a failing mode:
India suspended its DRM months ago for unclear reasons. HFCC also has some `N` DRM listings for Bulgaria, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, most or all imaginary; not including DRM used for jamming by China, Ethiopia (are you cool with that, Ruxandra?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, April 14 at 1834, JBA carrier must be MWV APR in English here, instead of usual booming signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, April 15 at 1202, XEGD with full ID, still calling itself `La Poderosa`, which 5/1 kW is not — gotta think big, in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua. Most of the other lowband XEs are fading out by now after our sunrise 1158 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 640, Sunday April 15 at 1200 UT, KWPN Moore, with `Sunday Morning Magazine`, pubaffs interview about mosquitos infecting Oklahomans with West Nile endemic but not yet Zika. Divergence from stupid sports talk every week at this time when audience is assumed to be minimal. Same show is on 930 WKY, diverging from stupid sports talk in Spanish, and presumably other FM stations in cluster, probably not synchronized in separate playouts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 740, April 15 at 1200 UT as I tune across, no signal, a split second later, KRMG Tulsa pops on at full 50 kW day power. Day pattern has two major lobes about 10 degrees CCW from E/W, and 25 kW night pattern quite similar. Enid is a bit off but at 100 miles distance still mainly covered day and night. 1200 UT is correct KRMG FCC LSR time for April; May & July will be 1115 UT, and earliest 1100 UT during June (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, April 14 at 1850, no signal from REE on what is normally its best signal opposite from here, nor on 15390. 17855, the supposed North American frequency, is VP S1, and the other 16m, 17715 is also audible as a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1925 monitoring: not confirmed, still no signal Sat Apr 14 at 2130 on 9330 from WBCQ. Not confirmed next airing either, Sat Apr 14 at 2300 on 7780 WRMI: instead, yet another airing of VORW! That also blows away HRI at 2330. WRMI skedgrid still shows both of us this hour, but I see has also added another WOR airing, UT Monday 0130 on 5850 to NW, 5950 to S, 7780 to NE.

WOR still confirmed UT Sunday April 15 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, fair. Also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, UT Sunday Apr 15 0329 at India/International Waters, i.e. 13 minutes in, so started circa 0316. Next, maybe:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0130 WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to S, 7780 to NE [NEW] Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1926?] Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1926?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:

** U S A. 9330v, April 14 at 1829, this WBCQ is still AWOL, no signal. Also random later chex April 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9462.1 & 9487.9, Sat April 14 at 1830, JBA plus/minus 12.9 kHz spur carriers out of 9475.0 WTWW with ham program at S9+25; still nothing on 9930, which used to carry `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` at this time; signature spurs indicate the #2 transmitter for 9930 is axually radiating on the #1 frequency, 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.981V, Sunday April 15 at 1304, WRNO is still on but playing English sign-off by Mr Duncan asserting it`s now 4 AM GMT! Schedule as 1-4 AM only, and good night! Not only is it not night, but resumes huxtering in Chinese at S9+20/30, still going past 1325 but off at 1410 check. Modulation is slightly distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, April 14 at 1848 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS has resumed its totally wacko transmission consisting of rapid constant noise bursts, at the rate of 300/minute or 5/second, and separately, bits of modulation as carrier cuts on and off at slower irregular intervals. Furthermore, for the first time I find it off-frequency: at 1130.5, drifting down steadily to 1129.8 by 1849 UT! What a piece of crap this station is; yet sometimes it manages to funxion normally or is off air completely. It`s licensed for 250/1 watt U3, and direxional north semicircle. When I hear it to the SW, unseems direxional either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1714 UT April 15

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