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Glenn Hauser logs October 2-3-4, 2019

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.979, Oct 3 at 1336, JBA carrier on signature off-frequency of LRA36; hardly any reports of them elsewhere the past week and wondered if still active almost every day (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Oct 4 at 0307, after a summer of no reception, JBA YL talk on Canadian Coast Guard marine weather frequency; having misplaced link to CCG schedule, I find this worldwide one: https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Maritime_Weather_Transmissions which shows VCS Halifax NS starting 2749 at 0240; nothing now/yet on 2598-USB, the further and weaker NL channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15565, Oct 4 at 0003, not much on 19m, but a fadey S7 signal in Chinese here, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs VOA Chinese via Thailand; certainly not either Radio Thailand to North in English on 15590 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370 // 15140, Oct 2 at 1942, RHC in English on both frequencies; supposed to be 15140 only and 15370 other languages. This follows dead air on both the other day. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But interesting cultural item about Carmina Burana performed as a dance after winning some award in Mexico? That I`d like to hearsee. Soon into mandatory anti-American propaganda, how José Martí became disillusioned with America after visiting it. But how was he to know that in the next century, America would name a major radio and TV service for him?! 2001 both into Arabic instead of French on 15140. By 2049 check, 15370 in Portuguese, 15140 off.

This on the BST-1 caradio; at first I did a double take when I heard RHC English twice on the memory scan thinking I mishit the button, but another time around, Morse readout of frequencies confirmed both. BTW, this radio was out of commission for a while, as the antenna coax broke; turns out it had been flexing forever out of sight as it went into the trunk, every time it opened and closed; spliced it back together and as good as new (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 3 at 0535, RHC in Spanish instead of English, and just barely modulated. Same situation Oct 4 at 0321 during a song, S9+20 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 3 at 0537, surprised to hear the weakened voice of Arnie Coro on RHC English — is it his `Breakthru` science show? No, despite being UT Thursday, it`s `DXers Unlimited` with ham radio equipment topic. Hard to follow as he speaks too fastly and indistinctly. Soon at 0540, outro as “weekend edition of DXUL“! So they are playing back the Sunday hour instead of Wednesday! And the midweek should have aired the night before. Something`s always wrong at RHC. There is a tremendously sad disparity between his ailing voice now and the canned outro recorded years ago when he was in full voice. Mandatory anti-American propaganda follows, `Connecting the Dots` about the many sins of Andrew Jackson against native Americans; certainly true but only the worst of American history may be mentioned. What about the fate of the Taíno in Cuba?? 6100 is best of the lot by far, S9+30 with good modulation; 6165 is JBA! 6000 is undermodulated at S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 3 at 1339, S9 of dead air from RHC while 15230 is OK, not an unusual situation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13566 S9, 13633 S9+10, 13768 S9, 13835 S9, Oct 9 at 1400, approx. centers of panoply of FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM at approx. intervals of 65-68 kHz, but none detectable further out circa 13500 & 13900, not even the F# tone which accompanies program audio on the closer ones. Unlike 13700 itself, the stronger spurs are about equally readable in FM or AM mode. Some days these are present, other days not at all; how does RHC manage that, where something is always wrong? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Oct 3 at 1450, RHC 9640 is still surrounded by a buzzfield, also audible at the center along with some hum. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 3 at 1946, RHC in Arabic, supposed to be in French; while 15140 succeeds to be in English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 3 at 2353, RHC is off its #1 frequency so I check for others: also off, 11850 and its 11840/11860 spurs; and 11670. Still on this band, 11700 in Spanish and 11950 Mesa Redonda until 2400. 13740 and 7380 also missing; 9535, 9640, 5040, 6000 still on and the 5990 CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, Oct 4 at 0001, CRI relay is dead air; 15730 RHC is very poor but modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA [and non]. 4055, Oct 4 at 0309, S9 to S9+10 of open carrier, dead air from TGAV, Radio Truth/Verdad, just like WBCQ 7490.1 and WRMI 7780. At least the electric companies benefit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 12110, Oct 3 at 2351, S5-S7 JBA talk; scheduled as VOA Burmese via Tinang, 2330-2430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Oct 2 at 2102, REE North American frequency is off. 11670 for Africa also continues AWOL; 12030 to ME is S9-S8 of dead air once again — leaving only one in service, 11940 to S America but VP here. 9690 not a propagation problem since Greek music OK on 9420 at 2105. Yet a sesquihour earlier at 1930, Wolfgang Bueschel reported 9690 on, and also 12030 apparently then with modulation too; during a silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9740, Oct 2 at 2107, W&M talking, VP and not sure of language, then recognize English; China? No, scheduled as VOA in French this semihour weekdays, via Woofferton. Maybe a bit of English mixed in language lesson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct 2 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.070v, fair S7-S8. I`m not upcut here but instead automation chops off last half of “Q“ in singing ID before music can resolve, and starts WOR on time; this has happened for quite a while.

Also confirmed UT Thursday Oct 3 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 2002 contents: Albania, Antarctica, Ustralia, Austria, Bolivia, Brasil, Canada non, China, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany, Japan/Korea North non, Korea South, Mali, New Zealand, North America, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA and non, Vietnam, Zambia; and the propagation outlook. Completed by 0112 UT October 4 ready for first broadcasts Friday:

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12] 1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] 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 3210-USB NSW [or 0830? or 5045-USB?] 1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 1030?] 1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes][or 0700?] 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, as of Oct 3 at 1448 and 1945 chex, still no signals from WBCQ; in fact I think nothing since the Sept 28 AAAWWW when it was not the 500 kW. Nor has AW twitted anything about it the past week. Setup stalled even with techs helping from the manufacturers? Aren`t the WLC flat-earthers paying for it getting impatient? Gotta get this going before the world ends! Remember the target date had been last July. Maybe more news on AAAWWW this week from 0000 UT Saturday on 7490v et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490.1, Oct 4 at 0310, S5-S9 of dead air from WBCQ. 7780 WRMI and 4055 TGAV are also open carrier now; situation contagious? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7780, Oct 4 at 0311, WRMI is S9-S8 of dead air; so
is WBCQ 7490.1 and 4055 TGAV; hey stations, wake up or turn off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 2 at 2050, WJHR again audible on proper frequency but JB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5072.010 and 5097.988, Oct 4 at 0322 I am still detecting the JBA parasitic spur carriers out of WTWW-2 where music modulation is audible only on VG S9+30 fundamental measured on 5085.002, i.e. approx. 12.99 kHz above and below; used to be more like 12.90; Ted adjusted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Oct 4 at 0249 UT, Vietnamese song at usual good signal level from KGOW Bellaire (Houston) TX, and // 1480 KNGO The Metroplex but not synchronized. Checking this because earlier Oct 3, Paul Walker posted:

“Everyone’s favorite ethnic station, Viet Radio 1560 KGOW Bellaire/Houston is completely off the air due to flooding from Tropical Depression Imelda that has “Detrimentally affected the transmission equipment”. They are completely off the air instead of using the separate day or night site full time like last time when the day site got flooded“. He then clarified that KGOW had applied to FCC today for an STA to be off the air; and someone in Houston said 1560 was off at 21 UT.

I pointed out that Imelda flooding in Houston was old news from a sesquiweek ago, and that I was still hearing KGOW last night or this morning.

Scott Fybush replied, “I was in Houston in the immediate aftermath of Imelda, from the 19th until the 22nd. KGOW was on the air every time I checked. I didn’t go out to its transmitter site(s), so I don’t know which site it was using or what the state of those sites might have been.

(Based on my visits and conversations with the local engineers, there was no flooding damage to any Houston broadcast sites, though I was unable to visit KTRH 740 because the road leading to the site was underwater. There were no signals off the air or noticeably at reduced power while I was there.)

KGOW’s sites are pretty far west, as I recall. The flooding was predominantly east. I’m not saying KGOW didn’t suffer some sort of damage… but what it’s telling the FCC doesn’t match up very well with what I saw and heard last month.“

As for KYND 1520, Stephen Luce, Houston replies Oct 3 on the WOR iog to my previous report: “The station has been off the air since September 25. Operation had been highly irregular prior to that date“. So was that because of flooding? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0619 UT October 4

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Oct 4 at 0305 UT, USA Radio News concluding as QRM to KGOW just checked in Vietnamese. That network only applies to three 1560 daytimers in the NRC AM Log, KTUI Sullivan MO, or WCNW Fairfield OH or WFSP Kingwood WV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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