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Glenn Hauser logs March 2-3, 2019

** CANADA. 284 kHz, March 2 at 0715 UT, dash and QD, NDBeacon from The Pas, Manitoba with 500 watts. Tuning up from 30 kHz, this is the first beacon audible! Not to mention no LWBC stations.

300 kHz, March 2 at 0718, dash and YOG, NDB from (where else?) Ogoki Post, Ontario, 500 watts. That`s certainly a new one here calling for looking up that place. Not in my Rand McNally but coördinates put it just about in the center of the province between Pickle Lake and James Bay; in the Marten Falls First Nation; ICAO: CYKP.

332 kHz, March 2 at 0720, dash and QT, a kilowatt NDB from Thunder Bay, Ontario. At first I copied it as QE — is their dit a bit too prolonged? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Two more: see USA

** CUBA. 5040, March 2 at 0701, it`s time for RHC to have closed but 5040 is S9+20 and open carrier with hum; 6165 S9 to S7 dead air andoff at 0702*. 6000 & 6060 & 6100 already off. 5025 Rebelde is S9+20 like 5040 but at least undermodulated; Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, March 2 at 1444, RHC is S9+30 of dead air except whine, but shortly cut on talk JIP. No big FM spurs, but JBA blobitos detected at 13728.288, 13756.586, 13671.716 and circa 13643.2, too weak to pinpoint, i.e. plus and minus ~28.28 kHz multiples so obviously spewing out from 13700 transmitter. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 & 6000, March 3 at 0139, both RHC English are S9+20 and quite undermodulated; whilst 6060 Spanish is VG S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 353 kHz, March 2 at 0723, a four-letter NDB, INLI?? But then the IN and LI spread further and further apart. Two different ones at same pitch: IN, 100 watts from International Falls (brrr) – Ray, Minnesota; and much closer LI, 400 watts from Little Rock, Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 3 more: see CANADA

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1971 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports: “GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 kHz CUSB, March 2:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/03/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu English Sat very good signal“

Confirmed? on WRMI 9955, Sat March 2 sometime between 1230 and 1300, good; or did I dream it? Not found on my log notes, zzzz.

Not confirmed after 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB, never direct, but not audible at UTwente either; and the Italia SDR was occupied by limit 4 users. Alan Gale, England, also reports: “Hi Glenn, Nothing at all heard on 9485 kHz here. Maybe it was down to the current solaractivity, or it may have been that the skip had just gone a bit longagain, but whatever it was I didn’t hear World of Radio or anything else on HLR this afternoon unfortunately. Better luck next week I hope! Alan“

Confirmed Sat Mar 2 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, P-F S7-S9.

Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 3 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good.

Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 3 at 0449 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20/10, about 7 minutes into so started circa 0442 (earlier check at 0428 was running SSTV). Next:

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
1901 UT Monday IRRS/NEXUS-IBA/IPAR 7290 Romania [NEW] 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 [and non]. 620, March 2 at 0709 UT, Spanish as previously discovered from KEXB The Metroplex, overnight, giving phone numbers, and 0732 mentions versículos, so these clues lead me to believe that Radio Oasis is in fact religious, without having to listen to it much. (OK has an Oasis network of gospel-huxtering in English, unrelated?) but listening to it much now is difficultized by heavy QRM from something with C&W music; what could that be on 620? NRC AM Log shows only one US C&W station: KWAL Wallace ID, 1/1 kW U2. But far more likely it`s CKRM Regina, 10/10 kW U4, which I have heard before. Did not try to DF it, but would be roughly opposite from KEXB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-DSB, March 2 at 0736 UT, vigorous dance music in the nightmiddle in Spanish, including “¡¡¡vivan los programadores, vivan los locutores, vivan los bailadores!!! 0739 “La Tremenda, 8-80, La Raza“. Dominant signal despite KRVN, and certainly not KHAC-USB, rather the “Race“ station, WIJR, Highland IL (St Louis mkt), 1700/160 watts U4 — probably day facilities. I wonder how much it cut into WCBS` protected coverage area? 843 miles apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, March 3 at 0137, VOV news in Englishish. Apparently this is not a mistake instead of Spanish. Peter W Hansen, FL, says “All of the broadcasts at 0130 UT that I have heard since the beginning of the B18 season have been in English. First broadcast is at 25 degrees for the northeast [0000]. Second broadcast is at 160 degrees to the south [0100]. And this third broadcast at 260 degrees to the southwest.“ Indeed this one is very strong from WHRI, S9+30/40. I guess that leaves Spanish at 0030 only, but at times I had heard English during that semihour too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3455-USB, March 3 at 0125, JBA air-ground comms in noise level mentioning nautical miles, flight levels. EiBi lists as New York, San Francisco and Guam, so a busy frequency. Hope the pirates drawn to aero bands avoid this and other frequencies in use for vital flight contacts. I was looking for Saturday night pirates and not finding any, not even from SWL Winterfest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 0612 UT March 3

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