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Glenn Hauser lots August 11-12-13-14, 2019

** ALBANIA. 9570, Aug 13 at 0023, CRI English relay is reactivated at S9+10, also // 6020, which we “need“ before Cuban relay start at 0100 on 9580.

Yay, my high local line noise level is off, after a rainy day, washing off the transformers and insulators? Now I can DX below 9 MHz and hear more clearly the storm noise levels! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.734v, Aug 13 at 2217, R. Aparecida, S4-S5 in Brazuguese talk, splitting right here at the moment, edging a bit further away from 11850.0 RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 5900, Aug 14 at 0225, Arabish talk mixed with variety bits of music including Debussy, S9+20, 0229 I have to check something else so missed an ID or sign-off. At 0200-0230 per Aoki/NDXC, Kostinbrod carries the Dardasha 7 program of Bible Voice: not 0300-0330 as in EiBi.

At 0230 I`m back to hear dead air; 0231 fade-up slowly: Brother HyStairical, so obviously it`s Secretbrod. At this hour he`s also on (at least) 7490+ WBCQ; 7570 & 7730 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9155, Aug 13 at 1255, Chinese dialog at S5-S8, presumed CNR1 jammer; cursory check finds no more WOOB ones higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ALBANIA

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 13 at 0510, RHC English is S9+20/30 but undermodulated & distorted; 6165 is S9+10 and very undermodulated but not distorted; 6000 is S9+10, very undermodulated and suptorted; and 5040 is in Spanish instead of English. Strikeout! S9+10/20 with hum. 5025, Radio Rebelde at 0521 is also somewhat distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 13 at 0233, RHC English is S9+10 but just barely modulated and suptorted; slightly better on the only // 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, Aug 13 at 0551, ID right away at tune-in, “Radio Mexicana, 1,300 AM“ and shortly an oración. That`s XEP in Juárez.. Sounding much more like 38 kW day power than 200 watts night, per WRTH, which also calls this “Fiesta Mexicana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.05, Aug 13 at 2220, soporific Qur`aning lullabyes my nap (a compliment, not a criticism), poor signal gradually improves by when I rouse at 2245. I also wonder if each cantor ad-libs the notes, or if certain words and phrases are always sung the same way? Translations of the Qur`an do exist, so would it be OK for someone to recite those musically in e.g. English? Something one never hears (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 13 at 2217, NO signal from Voice of Turkey, English to North America. As Ivo says, Something`s always wrong at Emirler. Maybe they got it going in time to broadcast the wrong language, German, after 2300? Did not recheck today. Propagation OK with Saudi and Spain making it well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A.. 8137-USB, Aug 13 at 1252, the yacht weather advice guy from WCY Lakeland FL, weak and also audible on weaker // 12350-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1994 monitoring: not confirmed Sunday August 11 at 2130 on WRMI since 7780 is a JBA carrier vs high noise level, but confirmed in NB by Richard Langley: “2130 World of Radio #1994; again, last sentences cut off by transition music“.

Confirmed UT Monday August 12 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, good S9+10, as always following outdated “Son-Power Radio worldband from studios of WRMI on 5850, 7455! and 9395“ ID at 0129, and a pause. Also on poor 7780.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 12 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, audible in HNL.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 12 starting late after JL on Area 51 webcast at 0304:45; at 0328 check via WBCQ 5130.35, S9+10 including HNL. (also detect a JBA carrier on 6160.75: is that WBCQ, and me?)

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 12 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Tue Aug 13 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html BTW, since I last checked, WOR has been dropped without the courtesy of a notice from ACB Radio Mainstream as their programming seems to have been revamped (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Aug 13 at 1243, SMTV via WRMI, S9+10/20 Chinese drama, or is it Cantonese; announcement at 1249 sounds more like Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Aug 13 at 2211 check, WTWW-1 is AWOL from both possible frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Aug 13 at 0540 UT, now that my local line noise is off, I can tell that KSL SLC is still running IBOC noise, peaking below KSAL around 1147 and above KFAQ about 1173. Nothing further from KSL about its weakened(?) signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Aug 12 at 0625 UT, I`m still trying to reconfirm WJNL, Kingsley MI, 50 kW daytimer cheater, but still suffering from local high line noise level, especially when aimed N/S with KGYN to the west nulled as much as possible — but I do have a clew, heavy SAH at the rate of 164/minute or 2.73 Hz, close to the rate < 3 Hz previously measured between KGYN and WJNL.

1210, Aug 13 at 0529 UT, in the meantime the noise level has cleared up after some rain — washing off insulators/contacts on the powerline? Now with KGYN silly sports talk nulled, I hear another talkshow in English; presumably Beyond Reality Radio on WJNL. Again with a SAH of almost 3 Hz, but growing CCI from something in Spanish, talk and music. Strongly suspect the RGV station which can`t be avoided as long as I am nulling KGYN; now the SAH is 160/minute = 2.67 Hz, but seems to be between the two stations other than KGYN. At 0543 the SS breaks to plug some “worship centers“ in Brownsville and McAllen, so that`s it: KUBR San Juan, U4 10/5 kW, studio address in McAllen (and sibling to the 890 station KVOZ) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Aug 13 at 0545 UT, Vietnamese talk is VG dominating the channel, as KGOW Bellaire/Houston TX must still be on STA allowing bigsig to the north rather than the Gulf of Mexico. Checking this because the night before, Paul Walker in WY tipped that KGOW was relaying VOA:

“At 11 pm each night, they carry 1 hour of programming from the Voice Of America. The first 26 minutes is in Vietnamese followed by some local spots/announcements then they run a VOA program in Japanese. The programs always begin and end with an announcement in English saying “this is the Voice of America” and mentions the language. There are some VOA references during the broadcast and I’ve heard English language VOA jingles in the broadcast. Paul“

Timezone??? Probably his local MDT = UT -6, but this sure is not Japanese, nor has VOA had a JJ service for decades. A single half hour at 2130 UT, as I recall, lingered a while before VOA decided there was no point in talking to a friendly country even if SWLing was a fad. A check of https://www.voanews.com clicking on ENG to get a language list, confirms Japanese is still not among them even on the web (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1120, August 12 at 0630 UT, nulling KMOX, fast SAH and another station in English, sounds like local newscast, and fadeout. Maybe KCRN Limon, Colorado? Which Paul Walker says is running 50 kW at night; KMOX is quite dominant here. Would not expect the RCatholic station to be doing regular current-event news of the axual world (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4775.369, Aug 13 at 0515,, JBA carrier detectable now that the line noise is off, but storming requires indoor longwire; switch to external LW, no better except adds CODAR QRM. I would expect it to be one of the unnecessarily cozy South Americans, Radio Tarma, Perú, or Rádio Congonhas, Brasil — but I see both of these reported separately lately on the minus side circa 4774.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0524 UT August 14

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