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Glenn Hauser logs July 18, 2018

** CUBA. 6165, July 18 at 0557, this RHC English is off; 6100 is poor and undermodulated; 6060 is VG; 6000 JBM; 5040 fair but storm noise worse down here. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6000, July 18 at 1339, RHC Spanish still on here, but 13740 is AWOL. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I have another look at the official sked effective April 8, and see the following morning usage, contrary to what I thought, 6000 until 1300:

6000, 12-14, to N/C/SAm, so presumably non-direxional
6060, 11-14, to New York (? But don`t think I have been hearing it)
6100, 11-13, to Chicago (misplaced under Mesa Redonda at bottom)
13700, 13-15, to San Francisco
13740, 11-14, to Buenos Aires

** GUATEMALA. 4055, July 18 at 1055, Radio Truth, TGAV with amateur singing “City of Gold“ hymn in English, then religious chat in English; fairly good signal before our sunrises. Haven`t heard a word for months about magical worldwide relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, July 18 at 1107 UT, partial full ID is dominant over Dallas or Omaha, but with heavy SAH, “—Z, ABC Noticias, Monterrey, Nuevo León“. It`s XEFZ, 10/1 kW. Not often heard, rather usually 50/10 kW XEEY Aguascalientes2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530, July 18 at 1600 UT, “K530AM“ Vance AFB is off the air again, and may have been for a few days now (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1939 monitoring: confirmed first airing this week, Wednesday July 18 at 1030 on WRMI 5950, S9+10 fair when I awaken at 1054. Next:
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9930v to WSW [maybe] Thu 2330 WBCQ 9930v to WSW [maybe] Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe] Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?] Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe] Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe] Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1940?] Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1940?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 5950, July 18 at 1102, WRMI with RAE in Brazuguese, // 9955. Has this one been chopped to 30 minutes like English? Unknown yet. Websked still shows one hour. Transmission grid shows System B on both 5950 and 9955 at 1100-1400, and also at 1400-1500 on 5950. But program skedgrid for System B below it contradicts, only 9955 at 11-14. (But brief 5950-only segments at 14-15 and 0430-0500 — what`s on then? Unshown).

9955, Wednesday July 18 at 1329:30, the WRMI ID recorded by me, which used to air at 1315:00 preceding WORLD OF RADIO at 1315:30, canceled some months ago. 1330, `FG Radio`, opening in German, into a reading in English about English history (rather than news centred on Cyprus), 1342 closing in French and Aïda fill theme.

9955, Wednesday July 18 at 1345, `Viva Miami`, Jeff begins with some frequency notices: 9455 has been reactivated at 00-04 UT Thursdays only (doesn`t say why or with what, but we know); 11580 is *temporarily* back Saturdays at 2100-2300 (ditto, but it was gone again July 14 per Ivo Ivanov); 9395 has a problem with RTTY QRM. Since 9395 is officially “out of band“, WRMI may have to move, up or down a bit, or replace with 9455. Says the QRM is worse around the east coast than Midwest. Then on to mailbag acknowledging reception reports. I suspect this episode is already a few weeks old.

I first reported RTTY QRM on the plus side of 9395 months ago. And I hear it again right away, July 18 at 1431 vs Brother Scare. RTTY is never overpowering the Overcomer, but annoying. I measure two carrier zero-beats at 9396..5 and 9397.5.

9955, is *still* on the air Wed July 18 at 1431 with World Music fill; supposedly gets extended past 1400 only on Saturdays. But same System B supposedly runs on 5950 until 1500, daily? Unheard/unchecked now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, July 18 at 0554, WRNO with fake `TruNews` instead of gospel huxtering in English or Chinese. It sure seems like their programming “schedule“ is generated at random (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1620 UT July 18

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