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Glenn Hauser logs October 11, 2019

** CHINA. 11100, Oct 11 at 1328 JBA Chinese; 10920 JBA carrier. Both are Aoki-listed CNR-1 *jammed Sound of Hope frequencies. No exhaustive bandscan for more today, so these will have to suffice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 11 at 0611, RHC is still on at S9+20 but dead air. Other English frequencies: 6000 still on but undermodulated; 6100 S9+30/40 somewhat suptorted; 6165 off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 11 at 1320, RHC is off while 13740 is on, so no spurs today — wait, at 1324, 13700 is on late or after a break, producing FMish spurblobs circa 13767, JBA on 13838, trace on 13637. The F# tone is best heard in FM mode only. 13700 itself is undermodulated and only S9+10 while 13740 is fully modulated at S9+30. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Oct 11 at 1401, CRI plus English relay is still on late; so what about 11880? Also on but dead air until brings up modulation at 1404; then I check 9570 again and it has gone off. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9615-9670, Oct 11 at 1406, approx. buzz field range out of 9640 RHC; worst peaks circa 9631 and 9649. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING IIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.00, Oct 11 at 1157, W&M in Spanish discussing crime news in Chihuahua; no ID or break at ToH, 6:02 timecheck at 1202 UT. Nor any national anthem which most XEs play around 6 am local. It`s XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. Same W still audible at 1242 with 6:43 TC. IRCA Log says has been off-frequency -185 Hz for years, but not now, nor has it been lately. Very close to the QRM, KGNC/KCMO. Believe this is one I researched a few years ago in FCC database as having two different transmitter sites, so presumed one of them is seldom-used off-frequency, backup? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING IIGEST)

** U S A. Remember, first SW airings of new WORLD OF RADIO 2003 should be on RMI Friday at 2200 on 9955; UT Saturday 0130 on 5010, 5850, 7780 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Oct 11 at 0608, WRMI-8 is still on with Brother Scare.
As part of great expansion of BS hours on WRMI, #8 is now running 24 hours with BS at all times except previously active: 19-21 M-F APS Radio; and 01-03 UT Thu only with Hal Turner. This disregards other stations` usage of 9455: as of Oct 11, HFCC still shows WRMI only at 01-05; other times Saudi Arabia, Guam, Taiwan, China, Japan. 9455 also Oct 11 at 1355 with instrumental gospel music, something else? No, // 9395 and soon BS resumes speaking. Both are on 355 degree antennas, wasteful but BS has money to burn for WRMI.

7780, WRMI-1 is now also scheduled 24 hours, including TOMBS at 03-14 and 17-20. VP at 1409 sounds like BS, probably also this hour on weekdays since SMTV runs on Sat, Sun only. BTW, We also see where RAE`s missing German broadcast has gone: 7780 at 16-17, not specified but presumably M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Oct 11 at 1250 UT, talk in S Asian language, best with KFAB nulled. Of course, it`s KVTT Mineral Wells (The Metroplex) TX, listed merely as “Asian“ format. Don`t hear this often; is 50 kW daytimer but now would be reduced to only 39 kW Critical Hours. D4 in NRC AM Log means different antenna pattern during CH than in daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 11 before LSR of 1235 UT; first check at 1158 on 774 finds a good one from the NW.

At 1204-1223, bandscan on the DX-398, so I can DF whether NW from E Asia or WSW from Australia/New Zealand+. Some without an angle were too weak to tell, or more likely an even mix of both. In some cases a beat could be heard between stations a few Hz apart (2).

594-NW, 603, 612-NW, 657, 693-NW, 702(2)-WSW>NW, 747-NW, 756-NW, 774-NW, 792(2)-WSW, 828-NW, 837, 864-NW, 873-NW, 882(2)-WSW>NW, 945-NW, 972-NW, 1035-WSW, 1044-NW, 1053-NW, 1098-W, 1116-NW, 1125(2)-WSW>NW, 1134-NW, 1143-NW>WSW, 1197-NW, 1287-NW, 1314-NW, 1332-NW, 1422-WSW, 1557-NW, 1566-NW. There could have been even more, obscured by splash from North Americans 1 or 2 kHz away.

At 1232 I switch to the R75 with E-W longwire, so no DFing but a bit more gain: 774 has trace of Japanese audio. Then sweep at 1234-1240, JBA carriers on: 891, 882, 873, 864, 846, 837, 828, 774, 756, 747, 738, 729, 702(2), 693, 666, 657, 612, 594, 567, 558; this spanned LSR 1235, until 1238. Also after sunrise: 1125, 1134, 1143, 1566 at 1240 Oct 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9345-9350-9355, Oct 11 at 1356-1400+, sounds like DRM noise, S9-S7 with some fading. At first suspected NF for WINB as not heard on 15115-15120-15125, but this is full 10-kHz, not WINB`s hybrid 5+5 with data on lower half. Nothing in HFCC or Aoki to account for this in DRM or AM. Later at 1505, I do detect WINB DRM around 15117; and by now maybe a trace left on 9350. Wonder if it`s one of the DVR (Far East Russia) experiments? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1811 UT October 11

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