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Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2019

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sunday Feb 24 at 1409, pulse jamming against weak presumed Republic of Yemen clandestine via Saudi Arabia, rather than Radio Martí which has never operated 11860 beyond Monday-Friday. Something`s always wrong at DCJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 24 at 1405, CRI Plus relay is suptorted today, while 15140 & 15230 RHC are overmodulated/distorted, but no spurs found on 15 or 13 MHz bands. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, Feb 24 at 1448, RHC apparently pre-empted `En Contacto` — instead of Arnie & Marta we hear a discussion of Feb 24 as a big day for ratifying the new Cuban constitution, and also about “solidarity“ with Venezuela (meaning the Maduro dictatorship, not the people of V.) Such also continues past 1450 instead of the medical show; will they be back next Sunday? Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Recent spam from Diario de Cuba, allegedly datelined Habana, with contrary views:
https://mailchi.mp/diariodecuba/today-six-reasons-why-the-next-constitution-be-the-shortest-lived-in-cuban-history?e=75468380c8
https://mailchi.mp/diariodecuba/today-poll-reveals-widespread-rejection-of-the-regimes-new-constitution?e=75468380c8
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 6090, Feb 24 at 0137, VIRI in Spanish, S9 but undermodulated, discussing Venezuela. Genuine Latin American accents are heard on VIRI, so don`t be fooled, as they reach out to correspondents or sympathizers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4015-USB, Feb 24 at 0125, music and immediate ID break as Wolverine Radio, then blues, S9, found here after nothing on 6.9 MHz band. Many reports here https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,51341.0.html that it had just QSYed from 6950 with song titles having a day of the week in them, as also displayed in SSTV signpost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.7, Feb 24 at 1406, VOT music and English talk is only S2-S5 with flutter, notably inferior to Turkish on 11815.0, tho HFCC registrations indicate should be vice versa: 500 kW on 12035, 250 kW on 11815, and azimuths USward only 5 degrees apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: confirmed Saturday February 23 at 2215 the 2200 on WRMI 9955, S5-S9.

Richard Lemke, Alberta, caught a new airing! 0030 UT Sunday Feb 24 on WRMI 7730, replacing an IBC Radio time almost two months after new episodes stopped (but not the next ex-IBC time, UT Sun 0130 on 9395).

Also confirmed UT Sun Feb 24 starting at 0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, as usual editing out as much of the musical theme opening as possible; S9+30 and not much QRhAM during the 160m contest. Earlier check at 0144 had WD5K calling CQ contest right on 1860-LSB. That`s Thomas C. Johnson in Dallas. Next:

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 maybe 1971?] * 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

Searching the WRMI skedgrid on Wld of Radio and World of Radio, we find another ***new time and still long-unconfirmed times presumably *wrong; the complete list:

Mon 2330 9955 5950*
Tue 0030 7730
Tue 2030 7780 5950*
Tue 2130 7780* 5950*
Wed 1030 5950
Wed 2100 7780* 5950*
Wed 2200 9955
Thu 0000 7730***
Thu 0100 7780
Thu 2100 7780* 5950*
Sat 1230 9955
Sat 2200 9955
Sun 0030 7730***
Sun 0830 5850 5950 7730
Sun 2130 7780
Mon 0230 9395 [but also 5950] Mon 0430 9955
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4980, Feb 24 at 0129, Spanish as WRMI on long past normal 2400*, seems religious but not hearing enough to decide if SMTV segment; and off the air at 0132 recheck. Meanwhile 5010 WRMI was already off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Feb 24 at 0129, S9 of WRMI dead air, 0130 Bob Biermann plugs his `YWS` without any specific times or frequencies (too many?), 0131 into Oldies instead of defunct IBC Radio as still on skedgrid.

7780, Feb 24 at 0131, this WRMI is playing Mideast music, so World Music fill? Certainly not `Worship in your Home` as still on skedgrid.

While checking the above at 1642 Feb 24, the WRMI skedgrid has Jeff White logged in as well as three anonymous creatures: Loris, Unicorn, and Dumbo Octopus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1430, Feb 24 at 0500 UT, short-notice but widely-publicized DX test prompted by engineering work at WION, Ionia MI is supposed to start now but nothing noted in first biminute, just huge pileup of roughly equal signals, nothing readable; length of test unknown, but I decide to recheck later:

At 0558 UT now I hear a 1 kHz tone; or could it be a JBA TA carrier? Rather too late for Djibouti, Ukraine is inactive; leaving only some very/low powers in UK, Greece and Italy. I don`t have a chance to detect whether it`s on 1431 only as in DX, or 1431 & 1429 as in modulation from a domestic. I keep listening intently for almost the next hour on the DX-398 aimed NE/SW, whence the tone peaks as if from WION. At 0600 there is a pause and then a lower-pitched tone, one half kHz, or 440? 0605 another tone audible, and 0608 peak stronger, stops about 0613. If there had been a Morse code ID during this span, probably could have copied it. Todd Skaine says WION runs a Morse code ID at hourtop even during normal programming. Otherwise: occasionally rising slightly above the din is TexMexmx, or maybe a real Mexican like at 0627. At 0634, ad for Schlotzky`s (?) restaurant in Belleville, i.e. KZQZ St Louis as in following jingle — that`s the station I mainly expected to hear in the way of WION, altho KZQZ night pattern is unfavorable thisaway. No more tones heard until 0650. But what I heard earlier correlates with other DX monitors (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1739 UT February 24

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