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Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5-6, 2018

** CANADA. 6070-, Dec 6 at 0635, CFRX with music, but it`s only the mid-hour break in `Coast to Coast AM`, a very American overnight talkshow, as immediately found // 850 KOA Denver, and soon back to George and call-ins.

Checking now because Channel 292, Germany, was reported by Manuel Méndez, Spain, to have “eclipsed“ CFRX when it came on at 0625 Dec 2, and I wondered if there would be QRM over here, and is that when 292 start every day? But nothing of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, D LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 6 at 0637, RHC English is overmodulated, distorted and slightly wobbly; after checking the rest of The Cuban Five at 0636: 6060 strong and fully modulated: 6100 medium mod; 6165 weaker than 6000 but more modulation as 6000 is the quietest. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13563, 13633, 13767-13770, 13830, Dec 6 at 1358, approx. spans of filthy FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM transmitter. They are all diffuse, and unreadable even with FM tuning. The least they could do would be to tune them up for clear FM reception. But instead by 1509 recheck they are gone, while both 13700 & 13780-AM remain on. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 5950, Dec 6 at 0630, RFI via WRN via WRMI, English hour is still here, mid-ID, contact addresses, press review about the yellow-vest protests. (What is that in French? I had to search it out: a bit more euphonious: «gilets jaunes»). “Paris Live“ is anything but, recorded 16 hours earlier (and on Mondays, 64 hours old) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6085, Dec 6 at 1348, Sea Breeze via JSR JAPAN, usual earnest YL in English but still hard to understand; stinger and another negative news item about KN I think attributed to VOA. Latest frequency change, but already has rapid click jamming on the hi side only, one peak circa 6087.6; evitable by LSB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non?]. Altho temp is near freezing, some surprising enhanced local-area tropo morning of Dec 5. Bill Hepburn`s map forecast a marginal level-1 blob from central OK into S central KS, right on the money. First tipoff was a solid signal from KWOU 88.1 Woodward OK at 1442 UT December 5, for `Stardate`, which is often a struggle to hear, sometimes with momentary airplane scatter Doppler bursts.

At 1530 Dec 5, I`m bandscanning UHF DTV to find at least Bad signals on these channels normally vacant: 10, 11, 19 (KAUT NF QRP?), 21, 22, 26, 28, 31, 34, 35, 36, 45. Most of these check out for OK such as Tulsa, maybe also Wichita area. The only decodees are 42 KBZC-LD OKC, confirming it still exist on the doomed band; 46 KOCM Norman not yet moved to 16; and RF 20 KQCW “19“ Muskogee, 550 kW which BTW has applied to double power (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15410, Dec 6 at 1508, Arabic mentioning Argentina; it`s Eye Radio, M-F 15-16 via VATICAN, hardly any other TA signals audible on 19m now. HFCC says it continue at 16-18 via FRANCE, both at 139 degrees! Despite the Eurosites, both are brokered by Madagascar`s MGB, whence you would think these could emanate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035.695, Dec 6 at 1402, VOT English talk, 1404 over to music as this Emirler is the off-kilter transmitter today. Also QRM from pulse jamming, same rate and sound as on 11980, 11875, presumably strays out of the full-bore Cuban jammers on 11930, 11860.

11815.022, Dec 6 at 1408, S9/+10 VOT Turkish almost on-frequency, but distorting music when tuned to 11815.000 USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7615-USB, Wed Dec 5 at 1516, Civil Air Patrol net, with numerous colorful tactical callsigns, usually followed by two numbers. Most of them emit a beep at end of transmission so no one has to say “over“. Among those heard, either directly or referred to: triblade (which I think is the overall net call), yellowbrick, sunfish, rattlesnake, bluebird, aspengold, redfox, bluemesa, oilwell, bluemound, middleeast, landinggear. Note that every one is a two-word compound, and just hearing them, I cannot be sure whether there be a space between them. Many talkovers as stations vie to check in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1959 monitoring: zzzz, not checked Wed Dec 5 at 1030 on WRMI 5950; also missed checking Wed Dec 5 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490v & WRMI 9955: can anyone confirm hearing any of these, or not if tried to? Next:

0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN *5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed] 2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW [NEW] 1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.46-AM, UT Thu Dec 6 at 0255, surprised to find this WBCQ on with a rant associating GHW Bush with the Kennedy assassination! What a tribute. It`s the wacko `Hal Turner Show`, and he breaks for ToH ID at 0300 mentioning only 9455 WRMI and 7490 WBCQ. He doesn`t even know he`s on 5130+, which is fair; 7490+ is poor, and 9455 is a JBA carrier. This appears UT Thu only at 0200-0400. He`s not on the WBCQ 5130 sked either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Thu Dec 6 at 1417, WRMI, DX news in Spanish with quite a Brazilian accent, mentions DX Clube sem Fronteiras. It`s a segment on `Frecuencia al Día`, as Dino Bloise then continues with a tribute to Carlos Arturo del Castillo, on the Nov 27 anniversary of his death, with clips as announcer at R. Austria; and IIRC this name was a pseudonym (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15550-USB, Dec 5 at 2029, gospel huxter as WJHR is here instead of 15555-USB! IIRC, 15550 was its original frequency, later shifted. Most of the time this 1 kW PEP station is inaudible on either frequency, often passed by in daytime bandscans. And maybe on air only sporadically; after all, deceased John Hill has nothing new to say.

Latest HFCC Dec 6 still has it on 15555 only: 14-22 UT, imaginary 50 kW at 5 degrees and in imaginary AM, while it has always been in USB.

Our FCC has not got around to posting any B18 sked, since A18!
https://www.fcc.gov/general/high-frequency-stations-seasonal-operating-frequency-schedules

HFCC has WJHR as the only station in the world on 15555, but on 15550 it will have some competition during its 8-hour span: notably FPU via VATICAN, FRANCE at 1500-1600. Fortunately the other listees, DHA UAE ADM are likely only imaginary woodens at 13-15, 1630-1820, 1920-2300.

So I`m rechecking Dec 6 at 1504: nothing on 15555, but 15550-AM indeed occupied by language talk with echo, still at 1532, which Aoki/NDXC identifies as R. Tamazuj for Sudan South, with the site switch at 1530. It remains to be heard whether WJHR have permanently moved back to 15550 or was it a test or a mistake? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Thu Dec 6 at 0646, WWCR is still running TOMBS with his perpetual promotion of how to call and talk into his answering machine. WWCR has finally updated its program sked to dated Dec 1, but still shows WWCR-1 off after 0600, with Brother Scare only at 0400-0600 UT Tue-Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 6 at 1354, WTWW-2 is (still?) on with Xmasmx, interrupted by hard-sell ham radio ads, S9+30 along with weak parasite spur carriers 5072.1, 5097.9. All still going and still S9+30 at 1530 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 810, Dec 6 at 1329 UT, vocal Xmasmx in English, Silver Bells to OCAYF, from E/W, soon QRMed by cut-on of WHB Kansas City with sportstalk, making fast SAH of approx. 10 Hz. This must be the same unID station which had Xmasmx mixing with my Mexican log a few mornings ago. 1333 brief announcement about homemade chile, and 1337 another break about a broadcast of the Santa Fe City Council. So it`s KSWV, with a new format, temporarily? Or as transition? No longer `Que Suave`, semi-Spanish. Is 5000/10 watts U1, with 7.5 watt PSRA, but this is obviously on day power before local sunrise which in Dec is officially 1400 UT (January: 1415). Here`s website now, except for “Suave“, all-English as Classic Hits:
http://www.santafetoday.com/kswv/

BTW, WHB is correct in switching to 50 kW ND day pattern at 1330 UT in Dec and Jan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1566, Dec 6 at 1344-1346, JBA carrier, presumably HLAZ Jeju, Korea South, 250 kW FEBC. I`m trying to catch the signal drop at 1345 as they switch from Japanese to Chinese, but no change here; maybe I just missed it a minute earlier. Earlier TP carrier check pre-sunrise around 1320 found JJBBA carriers on 774, 747 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5011.7-USB, Dec 6 at 1357, weak 2-way in colloquial Spanish discussing putas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11730.010, Dec 6 at 1412, poor signal sounds like Thai. But listed is AWR in Mandarin via Nauen, Germany. Some other site? AWR also uses off-frequency Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1912 UT December 6

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