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Glenn Hauser logs November 2-3, 2019

** BRAZIL. 10000, Nov 2 at 2229, pips every 10 seconds under WWV, and confirmed on USB only, not LSB, as from PPE, O.N., Rio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 2 at 1836 UT, Trenton Military timecheck as 1735 zulu, no report received from some but not all. Will resumption of standard time get their clock back in whack? NO! Nov 3 at 1451, still 61 minutes slow as “1350 zulu“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Nov 3 at 1447, CRI English via CUBA is S9+20 with good if not full modulation for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13766 & 13633 approx., Sunday Nov 3 at 1442, RHC amid `En Contacto` at “sección técnica“ with Arnie, FMish spurblobs out of 13700-AM, but first-order only, none heard further out; and 13740-AM is also still on. At 1450 transitioning to medical show, also on 15230 suptorted S9. and good modulation on 15140, S9+10/20.

So as a running dog of Yanqui imperialism, matching DST offdate with Miami gusanos, RHC has made its annual timeshift, the Spanish DX program at 1435 ex-1335; and which will also affect other Spanish programming, and many other but not all language broadcasts; also any significant frequency changes post B-19 for the rest of us should now start emerging by monitoring if not RHC website skeds still from B-18* season displayed thru A-19! Something`s always wrong at RHC.

First airing of English should now be at 2000 ex-1900, but still on 15140? Before 1900 Nov 3, 11760 & 15140 both in Spanish; after 1900, 11760 off and 15140 continues in Arabic, ex-1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Sun Nov 3 at 1501, RHC still in Spanish. 15140 OK // 11760 overmodulation distortion at 1627, RHC in Esperanto, so expected one-hour-later shift of that weekly language to 1600 is confirmed. Two other airings will have to be confirmed Sundays circa 0700? 2230? on whoknowswhat frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, Nov 3 at 1445, wall-of-noise jamming remains here a week after totally predictable and public B-19 Radio Martí change to 13820 which is VG unjammed during song in English lyric “I know“ over and over. Something`s always wrong at DCJC.

11860 Grimesland VG and weaker // 11930, Nov 3 at 1456, RM ending song vs no jammings here either, into oft-heard PSA about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the Republic of Cuba sponsored and ratified at the UN, Dec 10, 1948, dig dig about lack of H.R. in Cuba since (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non?]. 9890, Nov 2 at 2224, NHK in Japanese, VG S9/S9+25 peaks. Still hard to believe this be direct from Yamata as scheduled aimed away from us; rather an eastern relay like Madagascar or Europe; signal equivalent to 9690 Spain, and as strong or even stronger than 9505 WHRI, 9395/9455/9955 WRMI. No other E Asian signals on band anything like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11985, Nov 2 at 2127, “Battle Hymn of the Republic“ on organ, nice rendition if politically incorrect, and VG signal until 2128.5* off with no announcement. B-19 listed as AWR at 2100 in Nigerian Pidgin, 250 kW, 305 degrees also USward from Talata (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF-16, Nov 3 at 1515 UT, routine DTV bandscan finds no signal from Daystar`s KOCM “46“ in OKC market; it`s normally weaker, but seems to be off as everything else is normal, and no tropo DX. Or underpowered? By 1740 a Bad bar occasionally appears on the STB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4775-, Nov 2 at 2329, JBA carrier, also later in evening into UT Nov 3; R. Tarma was just reported at 2228-2301+ ID by Bruce Churchill with a good signal on 4774.9 into Iceland SDR, assumed the new 2 kW transmitter, and no Congonhas; but no better here and still off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9335, Nov 2 at 2221, poor signal in Khmer, USAGM via Tinang, due west. Nothing on 9330 WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Nov 3 at 1457, REE IS and sign-on for weekend sked, best here off the back of ME beam tho with some long-path echo, as REE has never figured out that North America needs a higher full-day frequency than 9690, which is poor S3-S7 also echoing; first audible on 11940 to S America also weaker than 12030; and detected on 11685, new African frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11815, Nov 3 at 1454, silly ballgame coverage with enthusiastic crowd noise, S9 but SAH of 5 or 6 Hz. Still gamy at 1500. It`s VOT in Turkish as now sked 14-17 UT at 310 degrees USward, overcoming NHK in Japanese at 10-17. Before 1400 TRT is on 15350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15460, Sunday Nov 3 at 1448, African song, good S9-S7. HFCC shows USAGM, i.e. VOA in Kinyarwanda, via VATICAN Sat & Sun only 1400-1500; violating Separation of Church & State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PHILIPPINES

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports that none of the Hamburger Lokalradio broadcasts were on the air this Sat or Sun. Also absent last week. What`s going on? I have inquired of HLR, but no reply. From website, this “ticker“ item implying it is current or late news altho not dated. Does this affect shortwave?

HLR – Ticker
„Liebe Hörerinnen und Hörer, bedingt durch eine schwere Erkrankung unseres Chefredakteurs ist der Programmablauf ein wenig anders, als sie es von uns vielleicht gewohnt sind! Wir bemühen uns aber weiterhin Ihnen ein hoffentlich unterhaltsames Programm zu präsentieren! Danke für Ihr Verständnis! Ihr Team vom Hamburger Lokalradio“

translated: “Dear female and male listeners, Due to a serious illness of our editor in chief, the program is a little different than you may be used to from us! We are still trying to present you a hopefully entertaining program! Thank you for your understanding! Your team from Hamburger Lokalradio”. Is this about Herr Kraske? We hope he is recovering!

New secret WOR broadcast on WRMI 15770, Saturday 1300 since Oct 12:
“Reception of World of Radio#2006 via WRMI-09 on November 2:
1300-1330 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat, fair“

Not confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. Checked at 0330 UT Sunday November 3, but at 0333 `This Week in Amateur Radio` starts and runs all the way to 0455 (with ID breaks inserted every dekaminute), then `Amateur Radio Newsline`, and 0513 `Handi-Ham World`. Maybe WOR ran earlier around 0300, or really late, or not at all? I`ve asked Vern, and how early/late WOR could appear because of other programs/podcasts of variable length. The ones I heard and WOR are not cited on the outdated? WA0RCR websked. TWIAR`s podcast site shows this week`s duration was supposed to be only 1:09; the weeks before, 1:22 and 1:33. Note: if 10:15 pm Sat remain the nominal time for WOR, from next week due to CST instead of CDT that will be 0415 UT Sunday. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRN webcast & satellite [already last week] 0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? [ex-0300] to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [ex-0330] to SSE
1902 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [ex-1816] to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
[to be updated shortly for standard season] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5800, Sat Nov 2 at 2212, WRMI poor S3-S7 in English lexure, music, presumably SMTV this hour; while 5950 is TOMBS. Ivo Ivanov reports that as of Nov 3, WRMI is on 6060 ex-5800 at 2100-0200, as originally planned a week earlier. I did not notice WRMI (or RHC) on 6060 early UT Nov 3. The skedgrid at now dated Nov *4* does show XMTR 3 on 6060 at 0000-0200, but still on 5800 at 2100-2400! (Glenn Hauser, OK, Nov 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Sun Nov 3 at 1446, WRMI with SMTV, indicating this frequency will stay on same UT, i.e. variety programming hours still 13-14 & 20-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sat Nov 2 at 1834, JBA carrier is the OSOB, so seems despite fires/power outages, KVOH English is on today if not really propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Nov 3 at 0012 tune-in, WTWW-2 with `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` in progress, VG signal, but I immediately bring up the stereo webcast. Soon obvious it`s an episode heard two or three times before, Bob Heil with his Johnny Carson story at 0014.

Nice tunes but we are a bit tired of hearing the same ones again and again. How about something new, like a song you have never heard on organ or would never expect to? VG audio on webcast until the canned outro at 0038-0039 with distorted sound. If about 35 minutes long, must have started circa 0004 UT. Website still claims this show is at 8 pm Saturdays; no timezone, but everything else is expressed in Central, i.e. UT-5 now, UT-6 henceforth. For a while it was really starting circa 2330 UT Saturdays. Have not heard TOITO for several weeks in sporadic chex, but might have missed it; just ham radio stuff. Of course, TOITO appears here because Heil is also a well-known ham (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1925 UT November 3

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