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Glenn Hauser logs March 6-7, 2019

** CHINA. 6970, March 7 at 1330, CNR1 at S7-S9, // 6125; here no doubt to jam Sound of Hope; certainly not a Cuban relay as someone presumed. Nothing heard on 6970 at earlier check 2305 UT March 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, March 7 at 0648, RHC English but undercurrent talk in Spanish, probably also RHC. Not QRM or overload crossmod, but same transmitter. Not the case on 6100, 6165 with English only; while 6060 is off already. Can`t compare to Rebelde since 5025 is also off. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba/RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9590-, March 6 at 1959, S7-S8 of something undermodulated, and slightly on the low side. Only listed is Cairo in Russian, 125 kW at 5 degrees, 1900-2000. I was tuning around for something similar to the unID open carrier I was getting on 9625 until 1957* but this is unlike (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [non]. 9910, Thu March 7 at 1313, TWR closing unknown S Asian language and off 1314*. But wait, I still hear the TWR music-box IS on a much weaker signal.

EiBi shows at 1245-1315 the language is KBO, BOTH from GUAM and ARMENIA, but it must really be either-or. Aoki shows KTWR Guam until 1314, then TWR India via Yerevan-Gavar, Armenia from 1315 in MAI. WRTH shows the full names of languages are Kokborok and Maithili. This applies to M-F only. I can easily believe that I was hearing Guam at first, then Armenia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6085, Thursday March 7 at 1300, Sea Breeze earnest YL opening weekly English, alarm SFX, S7 and too weak to copy; from Yamata, JAPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9985, March 7 at 1553, no signal from Radio Free Asia in Korean via Saipan, or anywhere; while 9965 has a VG signal from Palau. Bill Harms in Maryland, who speaks Korean, had noticed RFA Korean reactivated on a frequency fallow since Saipan & Tinian sites were destroyed by typhoon last fall. After some prodding, RFA HQ sent him a QSL with SAIPAN checked for 9985, which he had heard Feb 23 at 1530, and also Feb 27 at 2100-2130. But not on any other frequencies.

The temporary? reactivation of this service on SW was apparently prompted by the Kim/Trump “summit“ in Hanoi. 9985 was previously scheduled as Tinian at 15-19 & 21-22. Notwithstanding the QSL, a copy of which Bill sent me, I still have my doubts that Saipan has been repaired enough to get back on the air. USAGM was attempting to get permission to use Tinang, Philippines after the typhoon; it had been forbidden to do so in any language (while VOA Korean et al. was OK).

The cagey QSL card also has xmtr boxes available to be checked labeled “Other“ and “Asia“. If they were using Tinang, Philippines, they are probably not going to admit it, pace Duterte. Does anyone have any hard info about whether the NMI sites Saipan or Tinian are back in service at all? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, March 6 at 2305, no signal from ORTM. AFAIK no one has heard anything from ORTM or the CRI relays since they came back on March 2-4, right? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 101.5-WBFM, March 7 at 1442 UT, KOCD Okeene is *still* cutting on for 7 seconds, OFF for 25 seconds, over and over for at least the third day in a row — probably much longer before I first noticed March 5 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1972 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 6 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S7-S8; and 4 seconds later on WBCQ 7490.17, S9+10. (Both change to 2100 as of next week due to imposition of DST.)

Also confirmed UT Thursday March 7 at 0000 on WRMI 7730, VG but some fades around the middle, and played complete to 0029 unlike last two weeks.

Also confirmed UT Thursday March 7 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair.

0930 UT Fri Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Sat HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Sat Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: March 16/30] 1230 UT Sat WRMI *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Sat HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Sat WA0RCR 1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Sat WRMI *9955 to SSE
0030 UT Sun WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Sun WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sun WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sun HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sun WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Mon WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0300vUT Mon WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW [ex-0400v] 0330 UT Mon WRMI *9955 to SSE [ex-0430] 0930 UT Mon Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
1900 UT Mon IRRS/NEXUS-IBA/IPAR 7290 Romania
0900 UT Tue Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND [-1000 two episodes] [NEW] * also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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UNIDENTIFIED. 6175-USB, March 7 at 0646, 2-way in unknown language, INTRUDERS; no sign of any AM broadcaster on this or adjacent frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9625, March 6 at 1945, open carrier at S9+10, the second SSOB, only after blaster 9475 WTWW. 1952 & 1956 brief hi-pitched tones on and off; 1957* carrier off.

First of all, we can rule out the imaginary HFCC registration for VOR Moskva at 1600-2000! What else? In HFCC, Eibi and Aoki, nothing before 2000, but NHK Yamata is supposed to start at 2000; and Turkey in French at 2030 — but normally Emirler runs unscheduled frequencies after rather than before. So 9625 could be a test-only frequency for anystation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1743 UT March 7

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