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Glenn Hauser logs February 6, 2019

** CUBA. 6000, UT Wed Feb 6 at 0238, RHC S9+10 but just barely modulated, enough to recognize it`s Arnie, during DXers Unlimited; the sole // 6165, S9 is only slightly louder. Arnie is unwilling or unable (or unknowledgeable?) to get RHC modulation fixed even when he himself is trying to communicate. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15111.4, Feb 6 at 1430, JBA carrier, -28.6 kHz spur from 15140, S9+30 RHC, only one obvious today. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7295, Feb 6 at 1434, usual mix with SAH of Furusato no Kaze QRMing itself via JAPAN and TAIWAN; 1435 Japan goes off clearing Taiwan. FnK is also scheduled from 1430 on 9960 via PALAU, where there is soft YL talk at S9+10; splash from some downunderite on 9955 evitable by USB tuning. Sounds the same as on 7295, but far from synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, Feb 6 at 1402, Spanish in the QRM with 7:02 TC, mention Ciudad Juárez, temp in C; surely XEP but losing out to Tulsa. ID not heard but it`s now “Fiesta Mexicana“ per Tim Hall and WRTH. No lower XEs being heard this long after LSR, 1329. Its 38 kW day power helps.

Even earlier and at night I have been hearing zilch from XEROK 800, with KQCV OKC nulled. XEROK must be back on QRP if on the air at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 9689.918, Wednesday Feb 6 at 1732, VP carrier, no doubt VON in English as Dave Kenny, BDXC-UK has just tipped hearing today. I first heard it on Saturday, not on Sunday, not sure about Monday, but not even on Tuesday later to het Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1170, Feb 6 at 1400 UT I notice that KFAQ Tulsa goes to CBS News — not a network for them in NRC AM Log; I`m sure Wayne will tell us if that change has already been noted (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690V, Feb 6 at 0025, REE with music, but carrier is wobbling a bit — or is it CCI? Only competitor at this hour is KBS in Vietnamese, doubtful to be heard here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960.003, Feb 6 at 0030, music at S9+10/S8, soon recognizably Turkish as expected. Will it also be the sporadic German hour from VOT? Yes, 0034 announcement in German. Very slightly offset plus; I don`t recall this one ever being found on 5960.7 like so many other Emirlerians. The point is, the sloppyrators sometimes don`t get 5960 turned off by 2355 when English finishes, letting it run with the next language on the feed which is not supposed to be on any SW frequency. If such lapses be totally random, sooner or later it will happen on Saturday into UT Sunday and clash with The Mighty KBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.7, Feb 6 at 1420, VOT English off-frequency today, only VP S5-S6, while better Turkish is close to 11815.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 420 kHz, Feb 6 at 0705 I manage to pick out IDs of two NDBs, each 25 watts: FQ, Fairmont MN; and PK, Olathe-Herbb KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7385, Feb 6 at 0333, this WHRI is off, while 7315 and 5920 are on; regarding the 7520 Russian during this hour UT Sundays only, I had assumed missing 7385 would be on as scheduled the other days of week, but it isn`t.

Peter Hansen had pointed out that in the B-18 season, WHRI has not been running more than two transmitters at once, altho they allegedly have 2 x 500 kW and 1 x 100 kW in SC per WRTH. What happened to the other one? Note that “Angels“ 1, 2, 5 and 6, are not individual transmitters but rather programming streams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Not that the ignorant, incompetent, corrupt, unqualified, childish, vain, pink-eyed, minority-“elected“ anti-American, acting president Drumpf deserve any more mouthpieces, but the State of the Union address would normally lead to a number of pre-emptions on radio stations.

So while he`s on TV, Feb 6 at 0244, I start hunting for him. How about SW — will any US SW station carry him, such as the vehemently pro-Trump WBCQ? NO, 7490 is off as usual at this hour; 9330 a JBA carrier, presumably still TOMBS. 5130.4+ is VP on with else, presumably the ham show. 5085, WTWW-2 is also on with something else, presumably the other ham show, but amazingly weak and even bothered by that ute on 5081 which normally it blasts away here. Nor found on any of the other private US SW frequencies audible, WHRI, WWCR, WRMI, WINB.

Surely the USAGM outlets are Drumpfing, but of course VOA has no English SW broadcasts at all between 22 and 03 UT! At 0304, however, I find he is on 6030, Radio Martí, with translation. Supposed to be // 7435 but not heard there. BTW, RM is the very first station under USA International, page 499 of WRTH 2019; why? In 2018 it was the sixth. And why isn`t it in the clandestine pages, as Cuba would surely agree?

At 0252 I start scanning the MW band, compared to cable TV audio, and most of the stations are running a good many seconds ahead; one must pause to allow for the too-frequent applause breaks, which could be confused with IBOC noise. I`m not digging deeply, as there would surely be more in the QRM if I tried. Most of the stations are obvious here without trying to DF or ID them: 570, 600, 700, 770, 780, 790, 820, 850, 870-D, 890-D, 1000, 1040, 1080, 1110, 1160, 1170, 1200, 1420, 1520, 1690. D means audio delayed behind cable TV on those stations. But many major stations dumped Drumpf, kept with regular format of talk, sports or music, such as WSM, WSCR, WGN, KRMG, WJR, WHB, WCCO, WHAS, KOA, KKOW, KRVN, WTAM, KMOX, KWKH, KSTP, WLAC, WCKY.

Finally before the blather is over, I survey FM: nowhere except on public radio 88.1 KWOU Woodward, 91.7 KOSU OKC. Even the numerous gospel huxters aren`t with him! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15196-USB, Feb 6 at 1507, VP 2-way in Spanish, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1934 UT February 6

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