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Glenn Hauser logs October 5-6, 2018

** CUBA. 6020, Oct 5 at 0547, RHC music and English, leapfrog mixing product of 6100 over 6060 another 40 kHz lower, attains S8, very poor, but axually more audible than JBM and suptorted fundamental 6000 at S9+10! The rest: 6165 S9+10 & 6100 S8 very poor both undermod. 6060 is VG S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Oct 5 at 1400, RHC Spanish opening `Sonido Cubano` music show, in clear until *1401:30 other transmitter cuts on with China Plus CRI English relay in progress, now collaborating to make a SAH just over 1 Hz of 64 fades per minute. These two very strong signals take turns dominating as each fades slightly and independently from two different sites. Finally RHC signal and modulation disappear at 1406:40 after more than 5 minutes` collision, Commies vs Commies! Typical; something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Oct 5 at 1250, open carrier at S6-S8, enough signal that I could axually hear programming if there were any, from NBC Bougainville, or VOI via RRI Palangkaraya. But continues dead air 1300-1302, 1309. More likely the latter as Ron Howard has observed:

“3325, Voice of Indonesia (presumed), via RRI Palangkaraya, 1208, Sept 13. Carrier heard at decent level, but with no trace of any audio; this is not the first time recently that I have noted the same thing (Ron Howard, Ocean Beach [San Francisco], CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100′ long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)“

However, Ron`s report for today Oct 5 has now arrived, saying he heard NBC at 1035, but it was off by 1137, when there was nothing either from RRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 15105-15110-15115, Oct 5 at 1312, again today DRM noise from R. Kuwait in Arabic, but fluttery AM CCI in Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jammer and/or VOA Thailand this hour only. R. Kuwait has not diligently chosen a clear frequency: CRI is also on 15110 at 11-13 100/500 kW via Urumqi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1950 monitoring: I have quit checking 9330 everyday at 2330 as originally promised by WBCQ, but since I`m bandscanning anyway, Friday October 5 at 2337, I run across it: Yes, there I am and there is Brother Scare too mixing in with me, both at the same time. This is the third or fourth occasion WBCQ has done this to us; are they having a little fun at our expense, since BS and I are not exactly friendly??? Enough, already. Next:

0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW [off last 2 weeks] 1231 UT Saturday WINB 9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW [off last 2 weeks] 1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-] 1030 UT Sunday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [off last 2 weeks] 2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 7490.13v, UT Sat October 6 at 0050 I catch the last few minutes of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ; Says as a loss-leader in order to fill up the time on the 5130v transmitter, there is now a fall-special price of $15 per hour, from one hour per week on up, weekdays only except for a few hours already occupied. This is especially aimed at pirates, since they now risk fines up to $2 million per a House bill which has passed. More details on website, viz.:

“Fall Free Radio Special — Get on the air on a real radio transmitter. Special fall offer. All Monday through Friday airtime on our 5130 transmitter is now available for the sale price of only $15 the hour. Why pay more? Prime time slots available now. Call and reserve today. Call 207-532-9180. Be heard on the shortwaves. 03. October 2018 by cosmikdebris Categories: Station News | Comments Off“

Also plugs Pirate Joe (who is on hold on phone, no time left), to be heard Saturday at 9 pm ET on 7490. That must be a change, as he used to be at 7-9 pm. Now the online sked shows, EST sic:
7490 Sa 2200 2340 UTC Sa 06:00PM 07:40PM EST Good Sounding Oldies
7490 Su 0100 0400 UTC Sa 09:00PM 12:00AM EST Shortwave Saturday Night

John Carver files his summary of the whole AWWW this week:

“I believe the show started on time this evening although a power anomaly blew the clock on my radio last night. Listening on 7490. Allan, Angela, Tom and Robert in the studio this evening. Opening talk about the golden age of radio, the history of radio and RCA. First phone call at 0012 from Freddie. More talk about the superstation then talk shifted to a discussion about WLW and their experiments with high power and then back to the new antenna for the superstation.

Phone call at 0031 with talk of noise on new radios and the danger of electrical shock when using old radios. Pirate Joe called at 0035 and moved the discussion back to the golden age or radio. Some more talk about the atrocious noise floor full of digital filth. Signal on 7490 starts to degrade around 0050.

Allan announces a new fall special offer for 5130 Monday thru Friday for fifteen dollars per hour. Welcomes pirate operators.

Reading of emails at 0055. Quick prayer at 0057. Show was off the air at 0100 and 7490 went into Dead Frog Radio. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, October 5 at 1221-1240 UT: on the DX-398, the lower ones are definitely NW, like Japan, but above 900 they are generally difficult to get a DF null, as if they are coming both from FE and DU: 594, 666, 747, 774, 828, 837, 873, 882(2), 891, 936, 972, 1026, 1035, 1044, 1053(2), 1098-W, 1116(2), 1134, 1143, 1197, 1206, 1224, 1242, 1287, 1296+, 1314, 1323, 1332, 1404, 1476, 1494, 1503, 1512, 1521, 1548-WSW, 1566, 1593, 1611-WSW. 747 & 774 were strongest at outset; and when finishing at 1240 I recheck 774 and find it still audible, but much weakened. LSR: 1230 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11610, Oct 5 at 1318, open carrier at S9+10, off* in less than a minute. Typical behavior of IBB, i.e. Tinang transmitter check for later 1600-1700 Chinese broadcast. Uncovers a JBA carrier, which would be 1300-1500, CRI in Bengali, due west from Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15745.65-USB approx., Oct 5 at 1315, 2-way in Spanish, whistling, intruders? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0154 UT October 6

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