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Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2019

** CHINA. 9215, Sept 14 at 1225, VP music and then Chinese // 11785, 9660 and best 9680, i.e. CNR1 jammers. Then I search out more WOOB:
10820, Sept 14 at 1230, JBA Chinese
10960, Sept 14 at 1231, JBA carrier
11170, Sept 14 at 1232, JBA Chinese
11440 & 11460 & 11540, Sept 14 at 1233, JBA carriers
13530, Sept 14 at 1237, JBA carrier with flutter; and no others in the 12s, 13s, 14s or higher.

All the WOOB ones correlate with SOH/CNR1 jamming in Aoki/NDXC and EiBi, except unlisted 11170, new to both of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sept 13 at 2013, RHC in Portuguese; and 15370 in French. Wires crossed? Supposed to be vice versa, per Aoki/NDXC and EiBi. RHC`s own website is still displaying B-18 schedule! which does not include either language on either or any frequency during this semihour! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 14 at 0525, RHC English is S9+20 of dead air; at least it is usually strongest now, while 6000 is JBM and 6165 JBA carrier. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Sept 14 at 1234, RHC fair here and better than //
fundamental 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 13700, Sept 14 at 1305, RHC fails to provide an F# FM service today, just this and 13740 on AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 17660.018, Sept 14 at 1253, French S9+10 and somewhat undermodulated, some deep fades to S6;; off-frequency makes me think of Sa`udi like just-logged 15380.059 Qur`an, and SRI/SBA do have French on 17660 — but not until 1355.

At 1200-1300 it`s RFI via MADAGASCAR, which explains the good signal being T-E rather than T-A. Fluent W&M conversation about African affairs, chopped off abruptly at 1300*. Only a trace of Saudi on 17705, making RFI the SSOB and virtually the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 790-, Sept 14 at 1215, low audible het looping SW about the same as KFYO Lubbock ID, presumed XENT, La Paz BCS, as in MW Offsets:
790 789.9586 MEX XENT-AM Radio Fórmula (La Paz) 2018-11-01
790 789.9993 USA KFYO (Lubbock, TX) 2018-08-29
I.e. 40.7 Hz apart. No other station anywhere is listed that far below 790. Nominally 10000/750 watts but IRCA Mexican Log says “night power seems much higher than 750“, and is staying on AM.

I also had a definite ID of XENT on 790-, April 11, 2018, after the frequency had been reported at 789.96 by John Wilkins, CO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 14 at 1208, XETAR in sign-on routine, starting late? Or just protracted in multilanguages, but several IDs heard (not XERTA as I mistyped in previous report about KFJZ, USA). In Spanish, mentions that they will be on air for 12 hours, “iniciando doce horas de transmisión“, i.e. still a daytimer which perhaps WWL/listeners appreciate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Level 2 tropo blob over central to eastern OK, Sept 14 at
1408+ UT provides a bunch of Bad DTV signals on RF: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21,
22, 26, 30, 35, 36, mostly correlating with Tulsa market, and some decodes:
20, KQCW-HD 19-1
28, Ion 44-1
31, OETA-DT 3-1 [seldom seen Eufaula KOET, with all 4 channels] 34, KMYT-TV 41-1
But none higher, not even 45, whence KOTV must have repacked by now.

Also, RF 16 KOCM-DT, Daystar Norman is Bad, failing to decode due to DX QRM, which now must be KWHB Tulsa, 26 kW repacked from 47; altho there are 7 other low-power Okies on 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15380.059, Sept 14 at 1250, VP Qur`an, SRI/SBA Riyadh as scheduled at 06-09 & 12-13 per EiBi; more precisely as 0545-0857 & 1155-1357 per Aoki. One of few stations on band beyond Cuba, and much better than 15450 Turkey English toward Europe & North America which has been a total loss all summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1999 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday Sept 13 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9-S6 vs Cuban pulse jamming already; but no upcut.

Confirmed at new time and frequencies, UT Saturday Sept 14 at 0130 on WRMI 5850 to the NW, S9+20/30 interrupting Bible quotation, ex-24 hours later; and also now on // 5010 to south, and still on 7780 to NE, both JBA here in HNL. At 0159 on 5850, my last few words overridden by music fill overlap!

Confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: “GERMANY World of Radio#1999 via Hamburger Lokalradio, September 14

0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak to fair“

Alan Gale, England reports: “Hi Glenn, Nothing at all heard here on 9485 today. The Romanian station was spanning the full 10 kHz from 9485 to 9495, but I could just about see a carrier on 9485. A search of the usual webSDRs showed nothing but splatter, but this one in Mala, Sweden did reveal you briefly at around 1455 UT, so at least I can confirm that the broadcast was actually on there today:

Confirmed via SDR in Finland, not at 1445, but audible by 1452 Sat Sept 14 with huge splash from 9490 Romania. Not heard on UTwente SDR.

Via OH5 I also check 7265 and 6190 in case HLR jumbled frequencies as Ivo suggested. At 1450, 7265 has something with music; 6190 Chinese, et al.? So neither of those would really be better for us at 1430.

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. (7490v), UT Sat Sept 14 from 0000, WBCQ webcast with WTO opening of AAAWWW, but turns out to be TimTron subhosting, apparently on short notice as AW & AW are away at her family`s gathering in Ass-Houlton. Messes with cart machine trying to get it to eject or insert. He thinx they are “quadricasting“ on 5 frequencies, but checking 6160v, finds it off the air; plays a tune while he goes out to try to fix it. Later says it may need a new driver tube. Also says 9330 is on but “piss-weak“. Punxuated by belches here and there.

By now some guy named Jason has joined him to co-host. Who`s he? Never heard his last name. He is also live-streaming video of this via his phone on FB, but never says where to find it! Tim wants to take phone calls to the usual 207-538-9180, but finds out it won`t work since that number is still set to forward to AW`s cellphone, and he doesn`t know how to change that. So Jason prompts TT to recall his adventures in radio in Maine, having known him for almost 20 years. Rest of show is about the various stations Tim has built and/or worked for until losing jobs. Jason sounds like a DJ, and they do talk about the domestic side of WBCQ, WXME, “all-rock, AOR“, so maybe he works at that station.

Meanwhile by 0015 I have checked for the SW frequencies vs my hi local line noise level: 9330v JBA carrier, 7490.2v best; 6160v JBA carrier; 5130.3v second best; and 3265- as usual inaudible.

Here`s John Carver`s version: “Show starts on time this evening but with TimTron as host. Says he was up there because of some problems with the superstation but never gives any details. He also stated that 6160 was down till he had a chance to fix it. He moved off mic and worked on a cart machine for a few minutes and then played some music. While the music was playing he ran out and restarted 6160. After the music finished Jason wandered into the studio and was co-host to Tim. Allan and Angela are off visiting with Angela’s parents. No phone calls this evening as Tim can’t remember the control codes to stop the phone from forwarding all calls to Allan’s phone. Long talk between the two of them about how Tim got started working for radio stations in Maine before WBCQ existed. 6160 did not make it through the hour and was down again. Program was off the air at 0102. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Sept 14 at 1158 UT, must be KFJZ Fort Worth again, gospel huxter in Spanish from the south giving phone 214-723-4520, i.e. Dallas area code. Then a song/hymn with a tropical beat frequently reuttering “victoria“ and “gloria“. By 1208, XETAR is on and in again from the SW, separable as KFJZ is fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Sept 14 at 1203 UT, strong music east/west vs ~6 Hz SAH with KRVN from the north, not Arkansas, but soon ID in English as “KHAC Tse Bonito“, and KWIM, and KTBA, “exalting the name of Jesus across the nations“, i.e. AZ/NM reses. KHAC had been notable for suppressed LSB, carrier plus USB only, so I recheck it both on the DX-398 and R-75, finding that now it is DSB like almost all other “AM“ stations, equally modulating on both sidebands!

Now I am wondering why I am not simulhearing as good or better signal from 50/50 kW neighbor 660 KTNN? Because KHAC is obviously on 10 kW ND day power instead of 430 watts night, both non-direxional; despite official FCC Sept sunrise not until 1300 UT! (Oct: 1315 UT); while KTNN would still be direxional away from us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 12020.0, Sept 14 at 1235, carrier here, not 12019 — can VOV finally have fixed this long-standing off-frequency? EiBi still shows 12019 including English at 1230, but no trace of a signal there, nor is anything else scheduled on 12019 or 12020. Aoki/NDXC already shows 12020, but has never been attentive to variants: almost everylisting ends in -0 or -5 whether true or not, except V of Tibet`s constantly changing 1-kHz steps around via Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Sept 14 at 1222, JBA carrier detectable, despite my high local line noise level registering S9+20 on this band, so must be good propagation. Ron Howard has been reporting NBC Bougainville, pre-independence referendum, on an extended schedule way past 1200*; but it could also be VOI via RRI Palangkaraya. Perhaps he will have noted which or both were on today. Also have a JBA carrier on 2850, no doubt the only 105-m band station, KCBS Korea North (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14325-USB, Sept 14 at 1241, checking Hurricane Watch Net for more to come; at first nothing, then a very weak K2? contacting an ON4 Belgium and DJ4CH in Germany; closest to weather discussion was remark that “iron ore in the ground around here draws lightning“. Seems plausible, but true? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15253.50-USB, Sept 13 at 2012, S4, 2-way in Spanish, with crackle. Why am I the only one ever reporting such INTRUDERS into our SWBC bands? Does no one else care? Of course, as more and more broadcasters evacuate, such bands are more and more tempting to invade (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2040 UT September 14

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