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Glenn Hauser logs April 19-20-21, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, April 20 at 1415, no signal from CB, but I believe she was on earlier this morning. The extremely erratic appearances of this and 6090 at night theoretically call for monitoring reports of when they are on and when they are off, but I confess to being extremely bored by the spectacle, since their modulation when on is of no interest whatsoever, and I do not always log whether they are on or off; I hope you understand (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, April 20 at 1411, again today no galaxy of filthy distorted FMish spurblobs all over the band from RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, April 21 at 0216, RHC English is S9+20 to S9, but just barely modulated; only // 6000 is S9+10 but suptorted with tone, the best they can do as about to translate a Raúl (valedictory?) speech. I hope he doesn`t mind. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 13645-13650-13655, April 19 at 1824, DRM noise from scheduled R. Kuwait in Arabic, averaging S7, probably not enough to decode, but way better than inaudible English DRM allegedly circa 15540. Alexander Busneag, WOR iog, presents an updated DRM schedule:

“DRM schedule now with graphical overview and more technical details:
http://ab27.bplaced.net/drm.pdf
Unfortunately, most transmissions have unnecessarily high bitrates,
which makes decoding without dropouts almost impossible“
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-AM, April 21 at 2315, S7-S8 of pirate music. No one else logged it at hf underground or free radio net. 6905 has been an active pirate frequency lately, including two stations by me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 20 at 1416 UT, still dead air from “K530AM“, Vance AFB. Happen to retune at 2138 UT when the background-noisy canned ID is firing, back to dead air instead of irrelevant PSA loopings (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 293 kHz, April 20 at 1247 UT, ND beacon FBY. DXInfocentre.com shows it as 25 watts from Fairbury, Nebraska. I was tuned to 295 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17530, April 20 at 1413, open carrier, fair signal, and the OSOB = only station on band — nothing from KVOH, RHC or BSKSA. Typical behavior of Greenville-B, warmup/test for later scheduled broadcast, the ONLY English now from VOA GB, at 1700-1830 daily. 1400-1500 is a gap in IBB 17530 usage except on weekends when STP is on here; daily SMG until 1400, BOT after 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1926 monitoring: 9330v-CUSB, April 19 at 2330, WBCQ keeps going with Brother Scare instead of WORLD OF RADIO, and, even worse, it`s a double audio feed from BS with horrible echo making him even more unlistenable than usual. Same on 5129.8v-AM. No one minding the store?

9329.807v-CUSB, April 20 at 2330, once again Brother Scare instead of WOR, and also at 2359 recheck, but this time only one BS, no echo; anyway, during the incomprehensible Moan & Groan hour. It`s always something. We`ll see what happen Saturday when WOR is supposed to appear a bihour earlier. Next, maybe:
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28] Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28] Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE [not last week; canceled?] Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 29] 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 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?] Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9329.807v-CUSB, April 20 at 2311, WBCQ with Brother Scare in Moanin` `n` Groanin` Hour, sounds same on 5129.83v. Also continues past 2330 when WORLD OF RADIO should have aired on 9330-.

(7490.05v) on webcast, April 21 at 0000, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, but soon obviously a rerun, from a few weeks ago when he and Angela had apologetically just returned from a cruise to DR and Grand Turk, so tune out.. John Carver, IN, also notes:

“No report this evening as I’ve already posted the synopsis of this episode a few weeks ago as they are rerunning a previous episode. At a guess Allan and Angela are on their way to Maine or are having a last fling in FLA before returning to Maine and evidently Allan couldn’t find anyone to host the show this evening. Episode is the one about Trump and taxes and CNN on the cruise ship.“

After that hour, really 7490+ at 0106 April 21, it`s Blalock the Blaster, and now he is also back on // 9330, but 5130 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, April 19 at 1857 mid-day, WTWW-1 audible on night frequency with SFA ID, S9-S5; ALSO on day frequency 9475 at S9+20, but NOT SFAW, not // with music and 1901 TedHamad, 1903 “classic songs on WTWW“, i.e. country. Seems Ted is jumbling up the transmissions now; what`s next?

9475, April 20 at 1409, still C&W music rather than SFAW, and 5830 is off. What would PPPPP say? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, April 20 at 0529, WTWW in ham ads, but very poor signal, less than 5129.8 WBCQ which is S9+10. 4840 WWCR at same time is poor, reading S9+10/20 but less than usual and fluttery. Unusual for these two not to be loud & clear all night. G2 geomagnetic storm has disrupted closer signals, and lowered MUF. 3215, WWCR still good at S9+20 but fadey. WWV reported at 0600 & 0900:

“Solar-terrestrial indices for 19 April follow.
Solar flux 71 and estimated planetary A-index 3.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 20 April was 5.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0900 UTC on 20 April was 6.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are expected.“

Daytime propagation all day April 20 was also degraded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, April 20 at 1427 UT, KLEY Wellington KS in usual SNAFU, mixture of rapid regular noise pulses, and carrier modulation cutting on and off the air at slower very irregular pace. Here`s a sample of how it sounds when tuned to 1129-USB:
Later in day I wanted to record it on caradio without BFO and with stronger signal, but it was completely off. No doubt there will be more opportunities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0358 UT April 21

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