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Glenn Hauser logs February 6-7, 2019

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated Feb 7:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 7 at 1455, PMS is S9+20 but with squeal and hum, not the clear signal someone else credited her with; at least on the air at the moment, sporadically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 7 at 0606, no signal from RHC English, so apparently totally off from previous 05-07 UT sked. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12300, Feb 7 at 1239, RHC is suptorted at S7-S8, checking second harmonic right after 6150 at 1238, equally suptorted at S9+10; wiggle that patchcord! Still the same at 1304 but weakened to S4-S6 on the double; 1355 S6-S7 before off circa 1400. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640 // 9535, Feb 7 at 1251, RHC in portunhol — a Brazilian trying to speak Spanish, among other interviewees about solidarity issues such as the bloqueo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Feb 7 at 1301, CRI Plus English news relay is suptorted but readable, S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 7 at 1448, no 28.6 kHz spurgalaxy audible, but close-in hash out to 3.5 kHz above and below; unlike // 15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 7 at 0615, brief Spanish and English sign-off announcements from Radio Verdad/Truth, into lengthy multiverse NA until 0620 when open carrier remains on. S9+10/20 good signal now. 1232 recheck is S9+10, good with song, hymn vs lightning crashes from central/eastern Oklahoma storms, which started yesterday after a quiet winter, really impacting LW, MW and lower SW, but when close enough within 2 miles, also audible against OKC FM stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Feb 7 at 0602, VON is on for a change, Hausa.

9689.92 approx., Thu Feb 7 at 1727-1738+, VON in English with news about Nigeria, fair via UTwente SDR, and since it`s a weekday, no QRM yet from Spain. Apparently new transmission intends to be daily, altho missing last Sunday. Via WOR Hitlist, website https://www.von.gov.ng/ has no obvious link to a plain old SW transmission or program schedule.

Dave Kenny, UK, bdxc-news iog has just reported: “Voice of Nigeria heard on 9690 kHz this afternoon via the Tenerife SDR as follows:

1600-1615 in Arabic
1615-1630 in a vernacular, possibly Igbo or Yoruba ?
1630 – Sign-on in English, announced as the start of “two and a half
hours of the English service” So English should continue until 1900.

It looks as though this is a revised schedule with the extra broadcastbetween 1600-1800 UT. Further checking needed to establish the evening schedule after 1900 – but reception is difficult with co-channel Spain at that time.

At the moment (1645) the signal is weak here, much better on the Kiwi SDR in Tenerife. Dave“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-AM, Feb 7 at 1309, S4-S6 rock music with heavy beat, screaming, or is it soul? First thought is RCW, Radio Compañía Worldwide, the Chilean pirate mostly reported by Claudio Galaz in Chile. But no, it`s too late for that, way after sunrise there.

Must be North American, unusual activity in the morning or possibly trans-Pacific. Still there at 1330 talk or rap? 1340 thumping. Still JBA carrier at 1456. Two more unID logs of it between 1437 and 1641:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,50802.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 10035, Feb 7 at 1245, VP signal with music. Has to be spurious from 31m SWBC band here in the aero band. First check for Cuba, of course! but no match on 9640. Then start tuning down and soon find // on 9965, good signal, 70 kHz away. Clinched with an equally weak spur on 9895, 70 kHz below 9965, all with praise music in English. 1259 `Onward Christian Soldiers` theme and 1300 chimes, into Korean. Aoki shows T8WH with WHR music before 1300 M-F, then Nippon no Kaze daily. HFCC shows HBN 9965 not the air before 1300, then Encompass brokering something in Korean.

EiBi agrees about 9965 before and after 1300, but also shows PLW on 9960 at 12-13 daily with Khmer Post Radio — really, 5 kHz adjacent from same site? I noticed nothing between 9965 and 9955 WRMI with RAE in Brazuguese before 1255 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 4840, Feb 7 at 1235, TOMBS, creeping takeover of more and more time on WWCR-3, now scheduled M-F 07-13 and Sat 10-13. Guess what, at tune-in he`s pushing for phonecalls as he spends an incredible amount of time doing — but if even 1% of those give him money, it`s worth it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Feb 6 at 2318, REE English segment, blues music, then interview with musician Steve Groves (?), who has stopped over in Spain to talk with Justin Coe, more music, 2323 “All Trumped Up“. Excellent reception S9+20/30 with no QRM or transmission problems. 2330 timesignal and into French which is M-F unlike English M/W/F. But 0101 Feb 7 recheck in Spanish, has faded to S9-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1968 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 6 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, but opening is upcut after my first words with the program number, S9 to S9+10; and 10 seconds later on WBCQ 7490.13v, S9 to S7. Also confirmed UT Thursday Feb 7 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S7-S5. Next:

0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: Feb 16] 1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
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
* 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. 9387-9388 & 9402-9403, Feb 7 at 1255, wobbly distorted spurblobs from 9395 WRMI transmitter during TOMBS. Very unusual for any WRMI to have such a problem. Still so at 1451 recheck, at least the lower one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9470, Feb 7 at 1253, WEWN in English poor with flutter S6-S4. This obscure transmission at 09-13 is at 335 degrees polar route to Asia. Doubt it is heard any better overthere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 860, Feb 7 at 1412 UT, KKOW Pittsburg KS is unusually weak, and nulling that I have anotherstation playing “Hey Jude“; 1418 “Greatest Hits of the 60s & 70s on your smartphone — Kono-land“, so KONO San Antonio TX, 5000/900 watts U2, still rockin`. NRC AM Log slogan reads “70s & 80s“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Feb 7 at 1405 UT, lively W&M conversation in Vietnamese, lots of laughter. Got to be KBXD Dallas, 50 kW direxional day power, which easily overcomes KQAM Wichita while skywave lingers. Its major daytime lobe aims right at us. Listed in NRC AM Log as religious/brokered, Spanish, so how much of it is in Vietnamese or otherlangs? Radio-locator claims it has no website. It`s not the only Vietnamese in The Metroplex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RE: KRZD-1550 mentioned in gh log of KAPE-1550 also in MO: Hi Glenn. This still isn’t on — I drive by their tower site at Kansas Expressway and Grand St. every day on my way to work [at KSMU] and there is definitely no local signal here. As you would expect this time of year, 1550 is a mess of skywave around 7:45 am and 5 pm Central. 73, (Randy Stewart, Springfield (Battlefield) MO, Feb 4, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Station is or was nothing but a continuous TIS-like barker for the nearby Branson tourist trap (Glenn Hauser, DXLD)

** U S A. 1580, Feb 7 at 1358 UT, with KOKB Blackwell OK to the NE nulled as much as possible, I have something else: Colorado Springs is the largest city of the state in area (well, OK, but nevermind greater Denver with all its surrounding suburbs). Missed ID but 1400 UT into USA Radio News, 1403 Chuck Swindle show. So it`s KFCS The Trumpet as the latest CO 1580 incarnation, 10 kW ND day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9695, Feb 7 circa 1245, strong and steady open carrier. O, of course, it`s Greenville-B, not turned off yet after Vatican`s morning relay in Spanish curtailed to only 15 minutes from 1230; violating Separation of Church & State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 880, Feb 7 at 1408 UT, with KRVN nulled as much as possible, Spanish M&W chat, bits of norteña music, mentions Nuevo León, 1412 fading, 1417 back with ID mentioning 880. Loops approx. SW/NE and my first thought is XEV Chihuahua2, but IRCA Mexican Log says: XEV has finished moving to FM, but from 2017 there has been a CP for another station there, XECHEP, 5000/250 watts, Escápate al Paraiso. Unless that`s started up, the only other likely N/W Mexican this late would be XEPNK, Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

Rather I suspect being faked out again by WIJR Highland IL, which per NRC AM Log is 1700/160/500 U4 from an address in Overland MO (St Louis market), as “La Primera 880 AM, La Raza“. The only other USA SS possibilities would be WMDB in Nashville TN, rather late for that further east; and KJOZ Conroe TX but religious in the wrong direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6159-USB, Feb 7 at 0604, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9354-USB, Feb 7 at 1259, VP 2-way in Spanish? vs carrier on 9355, i.e. VOA Thailand about to start Deewa Radio to Afghanistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1802 UT February 7

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