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Glenn Hauser logs February 1-2-3, 2019

** CUBA. Feb 2 from 1452 I survey the galaxy of JBA wobblespurs out of RHC 15140: quickly these are estimates based on approx. zero-beating, rather than precise measurements: 15397.45, 15368.85, 15311.62, 15283.1, 15025.4, 14968.35, 14939.75, 14911.1, 14882.57=stronger, 14853.91, 14825.34, 14796.75, 14768.1.

Now the separations between them, skipping a few spots: 28.60, 57.23, 28.52, 257.7, 57.05, 28.60, 28.65, 28.53, 28.66, 28.57, 28.59, 28.65. The lowest one heard, 14768.1, is 13 x 28.6077! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370-AM, Feb 2 at 2056, RHC has resumed FM transmissions out of this AM transmitter at multiple points across the 19m band. The closests are quite strong S9 and broad about 10 kHz wide with almost full quieting, so hard to pinpoint center carriers. 15505 noted first, then 15435, 15304, 15235, 15167, 15102, 15037, 14968, 14898. The intervals are somewhere between 65 and 70 kHz. All accompanied by signature F# tone above Cmiddle, and the only giveaway for the very weakest at the outer limits.

Service is in French and // 15140, which unlike in the morning with multiple JBA spurs, is not the source of this bunch. At 2102 I search for higher ones: approx. 15569, 15637, and measure the top two: 15703.41 and 15772.34. The last one is +402.34 kHz from 15370, and = 6 x 67.05, while the next one is 5 x 66.68 away.

Then at 2103 I notice that the strongest spurs are equally clear when tuned in AM mode as in FM — how do they do that? Notably 15435, 15505, 15305, 15235. At 2131, language has switched to Portuguese and 15140 has gone off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Feb 3 at 0116, S9+10/20 of dead air; obviously the sloppyrators at RadioCuba have failed to turn off the CRI relay transmitter before 0100. Too bad that RHC English next door on 6000 is notably weaker, only S9+10 but suptorted; while // 6165 is sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FINLAND [non]. 5980, Feb 2 at 1740, it`s the first Saturday and tnx to a reminder from Manuel Méndez, Spain, since I have UTwente running about Nigeria/Spain clashing 9690, I also check for the monthly Scandinavian Weekend Radio 100-watt broadcast when it is supposed to be on 5980 and 11720: nothing heard on 11720, and 5980 fully occupied by Turkey with a crazy-wild silly ballgame in Turkish (same one as on Spain?). 6170 trace of a signal but that could be VOK; nothing heard on 11690 either. SWR has previously been reported slightly off-frequency which might be helpful in differentiating it from the competition. But why in the world go head to head with 500 kW from Turkey?? Schedule is subject to variation. Supposed to be 11720 & 5980 at 17-19, then switching to the other pair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255- and 9690-, Feb 2 at 0705, no signals from VON (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 9689.97, Sat Feb 2 from 1607: Wild & crazy silly ballgame on `Tablero Deportivo` from REE 9690.00 has QRM from low het to low side, just like Nigeria provides normally after 1900 weekdays. By 1641, I`m listening via UTwente with enough audio in the huge collision to tell it is in English. Maybe CRI? But no IS or ID break noted at ToH 1700. At 1714: just heard a Voice of Nigeria ID in passing, ending program credits. By 1725, VON is gaining, and/or REE is fading a bit; outro for program `Women and Development` with Lagos address; still going past 1730. WRTH shows no VON at all between 09 and 18 UT, and 9690 only as alternate to 7255. Nor EiBi between 08 and 18. Aoki shows VON Swahili/Yoruba/Igbo at 1600-1730. So VON has a new English block, rather than African languages, at least on Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Feb 1 at 2300, REE English service is playing “Kisses, Sweeter than Wine“, by The Weavers. Again, what has such music to do with Spain? This time I keep listening and when it ends Justin Coe introduces a report about a visit to a tourist trade fair and a bodega – winery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3299-USB, UT Sun Feb 3 at 0120, AF MARS net with AFD4TN “for net control“, contact with AFD4FL, while net designator is 4TX1, all fonetikaly. Completed rollcall at 0121, counting 40 checkins. I suspect suffices -TN and -FL stand for Tennessee and Florida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1967 monitoring: confirmed Saturday February 2 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, VP S1 but readable. Before 1230 it should have been on 5045-LSB, Unique Radio, NSW, as on alternate weeks.

Sat Feb 2 after 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB, inaudible here and at UTwente SDR; but Alan Gale, England, reports: “Hi Glenn, Still no sign of World of Radio via HLR here at 1530 UT again, but a tune around various webSDRs brought up a very good signal via the one in Italy at:
http://kiwisdr.briata.org:8073/
You might like to check this out; at least we now know that the signal is propagating to the south at any rate. Alan“

Also confirmed Sat Feb 2 at 2200 on WRMI, 9955, S9+/S6 and no jamming
yet. Next:

0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
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
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [or #1968] * also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. 7520, UT Sun Feb 3 at 0350, S9+10/20 of drama in Russian. It`s WHRI`s weekly one hour on this frequency, aimed at Russia, but language disinformation, listed on own FBC sked as in English, and as if on 7385, which is off now but presumably on air the other six nights. Only other active WHRI frequency now is 5920 in English.

Hansjoerg Biener confirms QSLing WHRI a year ago, during Your Story Hour really in Russian; and last week, John Dusek wondered where the Russian on 7520 was coming from, Jan 27 at 0320, “a radio sitcom or play of some sort.“

Only HFCC admits this is in Russian/English, at 03-04 on Day 7 only = Saturday, but this is about Day 1 = Sunday: usual confusion over local vs UT days. WRTH 2019 pp 505-506 shows no 7520 nor any language but English for WHRI! EiBi showed 7520 on air from WHRI only Saturdays 03-04 and in English! More confusion about UT day. Aoki misses 7520 WHRI completely.

I know WHRI briefly in Russian Saturday nights has been reported before but even FBC`s own current sked does not produce it. Frequency search includes 7.520 on dropdown as a possible one, but gets no hits.Nor does searching all frequencies in language: Russian. Then I inspected the program schedules for Angels 1, 2, 5 and 6. Nothing on 1, 5 or 6, but 2 is the one supposedly targeting Russia, and it includes this entry at the time John was listening:

“0315-0300 10:15 PM-10:00 PM Su Messianic Word Pictures Tracy Still 7.385 Mhz“

[sic!] I guess they meant 0315-0330, 10:15-10:30 PM unless they get time to flow in reverse. Google searches on keywords get no significant results except back to the WHR sked. And:

“0330-0400 10:30 PM-11:00 PM Su Your Story Hour 7.385 Mhz“

And 0300-0315 occupied by IRN News presumably in English, then 10 minutes of LeSEA music (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6880, Feb 2 at 0238, S9-S6 carrier, seems JB modulated with music; again at 0309 check. This happens to be 2 x 3440, a sometimes active pirate channel, such as Wolverine Radio, but at best there is a JBA carrier there. No reports at this time in HFUnderground about either, but several have appeared on 6880 last year or two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0418 UT February 3

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