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Glenn Hauser logs September 13, 2019

** ASCENSION. 17800, Sept 13 at 1358, JBA signal where I seldom hear anything on morning bandscans. Listed as DW in Hausa daily at 1300-1357; indeed off at 1424 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860.4, Sept 13 at 1323, lite Cuban noise jamming overlaid several times a minute by a very rapid series of beeps, all same pitch, too fast and too many to count, as heard tuned to 11860.0-USB, and then located frequency of beeper which is inaudible in AM mode, i.e. not modulated but just CW-like.

Also at 1325 I hear exactly the same thing happening on 11930.4. Radio Martí does not start either frequency until 1400. Occasional beepery of different spans, combinations and speeds, has been heard previously out of Cuban jammers, intriguing; could Arnie explain? Ha. And is this something “wrong“ or not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13554, 13485, 13630, 13775, 13840 approx., Sept 13 at 1327, strong FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM transmitter, each about 10 kHz wide, at intervals of approx. 70-75 kHz which may vary slightly over time. AND yes, all with F# above middle C constant tone, just like original outbreak years ago, but tuned in FM mode, modulation is quite readable, while 13700 source sounds fine in AM.

By 1348 I search for further outliers and detect at least the F# tone circa: 13990, 14060, 13844, 13410 – which was a trace around 13415 earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Sept 13 at 1147, “La Ranchera de Paquimé, 540 AM“ and FM [90.5 listed], canned ID they emit every few minutes from XETX, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, near the frontera, and heard immediately upon tune-in, WSW separable from earlier southerly Spanish talk, probably XEWA SLP, unseemed religious like KDFT Ferris TX. IRCA Mexican Log says both these XEs are staying on AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, Sept 13 at 1149, romantic song in Spanish from SSW, and no WIBW unless that`s causing a SAH. 1200 ID as “La Rancherita del Aire“, which is Piedras Negras, Coahuila, with new official calls XELRDA to match its slogan, altho it`s really rebranded XEMU which lost the frequency and then bought it back, still llamando itself “XEMU“ tho I heard neither call this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1999 contents: Antarctica, Bahamas, Bougainville, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cuba, Germany, Guam, Hungary non, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea North non, México, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands non, Oklahoma, Romania, USA; and the propagation outlook.

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The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, and NEW 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1030 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt, Sept 14, 28] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [canceled?] 2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 840, Sept 13 at 1204 UT, Spanish from N/S, ID in passing as “Radio Aleluia“, fade by 1206. That`s KVJY Pharr TX in the RGV as now listed in the NRC AM Log, religious format. — I thought this was the unlikely station being relayed by XEPRS 1090 BCN, but it wasn`t religious. What is the status of that deal?

IRCA Mexican Log as of Sept 1 explains under 1090 XEPRS: “// KPAV [sic, typo?] 104.9 FM Alamo TX. No longer // XEPE 1700 AM. Ads and announcers in English and Spanish. With no lessee, owner is relaying a relative`s FM station. Mentions 840 AM on air (and on `About` page of FB), but KJAV-FM is reportedly no longer // KVJY 840 AM“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 870, Sept 13 at 1155 UT, screaming gospel huxter, a mental case, in Spanish, — “¡¡¡Cristo viene!!!“ from N/S, presumed KFJZ Fort Worth TX, but I would like to get an ID. Last time he finished before 1200 but there was no legal ID before going right into next infomercial. Today I clench my teeth (and eardrums?), and keep listening. Keeps on right across ToH; at 1203 says he`s going to terminate in 5 minutes — but still going at 1208 when XERTA finally gets started with XE NA from Chihuahua, barely audible from SW. And *still* predicating by fade-out 1215, never hearing any local references or contact info, but it was a sermon recorded in a “noche“. All along there has been a medium SAH with WWL, which despite easterliness, outlasts KFJZ. Could someone in The Metroplex confirm whether KFJZ now be 100% Spanish, brokered miscellany? And what slogan do they ever ID? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 88.1, Sept 13 at 1342 UT, KWOU Woodward is inbooming for StarDate, so tropo is up; after breakfast to DTV bandscan; some Bad signals on the few open UHF channels, but I always check down to VHF 6, knowing that 5-4-3-2 would be pointless for DTV tropo around here.

And indeed at 1440 UT I *do* finally have a Bad signal on 6! This has to be KBSD Ensign KS = Dodge City, which managed to keep its old NTSC channel — and there are *no* other RF6 stations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri or Arkansas (but 17 across TX, LD or LP including Franken-FMs, no full powers).

Bill Hepburn`s tropo map predicted for 15 UT shows Level 5 Good enhancement from Woodward thru here up into central Missouri, but Dodge City is outside any of that.

RF 13, KETA OKC is also Bad, not decoding, blocked by some other DX, despite antennas aimed toward it. That could also be caused by Garden City, KUPK, but there are other 13 full-powers in Pittsburg & Topeka KS. A glimpse of the CCI shows a Home Depot ad circa 1438 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 13 at 1141-1146, before LSR of 1212 UT: all from NW on the altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398, i.e. Japan, Korea, etc.: 747, 774, 828, 972, 1134, 1242, 1566. 1134 and 1242 harbor 100 kW private Japan stations; 1134 also 500 kW in Korea S, but 1242 only 10 kW there. 972 slightly stronger than the rest (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1740 UT September 13

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