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Glenn Hauser logs November 26-27, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. Earthquake coverage: Unlike yesterday, 15770 WRMI relay of R Tirana at 2030 UT Nov 26 is a JBA carrier; NO carrier when checked via UTwente where it is aimed. 7780 is making it to UTwente with gospel huxter Biblebot, a more reasonable band to reach Europe after dark.

Listen “live“ link here plays about the EQ, and presumably not live but the earlier English broadcast heard after 2100:
http://rti.rtsh.al/category/english/news/

But it`s mainly historical info about previous quaxe, then music. Also a few brief stories about this to be read visually.

(Meanwhile no big tremors around here today, but instead wildfires. KWTV has been covering live from Mooreland, near Woodward, west of Enid.)

The webcast after IS at 2130 switches to Slavic language, Serbian? WRTH 2019 does not mention any but English, French, German, Italian, the ones on SW via WRMI, Kall. Altho mostly music, 2100-2130 was for English. Slavic goes to music at 2137.

9395, UT Wed Nov 27 at 0230, WRMI cuts from song fill to Radio Tirana IS which includes an editing overlap, and sign-on with no SW mentioned. Now it`s S9+10 with fades to S6. News about earthquake to 0236, then about organized crime; 0240 EQ statistics; 0249 songs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 26 at 2322, CHU is gone again from this frequency altho I had heard it reactivated at 1554 as in previous report. Meanwhile, Richard Langley, NB found no signal at 2200; likewise Mike Bott, OH at 2319; and Wolfgang Bueschel, Germany, at 0319 Nov 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11820, Nov 27 at 0045, nice SE Asian music, gamelan? a few announcements in Cantonese to 0057* cutoff; was S8 to S9+10. Best Asian signal on band, 500 kW, 200 degrees from Xi`an. See also THAILAND [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 26 at 2050, RHC in Kriyol! instead of scheduled Portuguese; and again at 2154 check, Kriyol! instead of Arabic. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11880, Nov 26 at 2159, RHC IS and ID in Spanish about to open English but then dead air past 2201 except for some lite (self?)-pulse jamming. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

5040, Nov 27 at 0104, RHC suptorted and squealing with spurblobs 3 to 4 kHz on both sides. Language is Kriyol this time when it is supposed to be. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Wolfgang Bueschel agrees: “CUBA 5040 RHC Bauta Spanish TOTALLY DISTORTED HISSING audio feed signal, 0346, S=9+15dB in C.C. Florida, 7.6 kHz wideband outlet tonight“ [gh deleted kHz after frequency and UT after time as obvious, redundant clutter to make wb`s post more readable to the wider WOR/DXLD audience] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non?]. 9890, Nov 26 at 2228, NHK in Japanese inboooming at
S9+20, incredible signal for transmission direct but off the back.
Nevertheless, I suspected a European, African or even American relay,
but TDOA by wb showed it really from Japan.

Now I am comparing it to the other two listed Yamata frequencies on air at this time:
9560, 300 kW, 290 degrees, antenna 146, Mandarin to Korean at 2230
11910, 300 kW, 290 degrees, antenna 146, Japanese // 9890
9890, 300 kW, 235 degrees, antenna 208, Japanese // 11910
I do confirm that 11910 & 9890 are synchronized as if from same site.

Yet both these are *much* weaker than 9890, S5-S7 JBA on 9560, despite same band with same propagation; and S7-S9 JBA on 11910, higher band expected to be weaker.

Somewhat different azimuths away from us and 9890 is on a bigger curtain presumably with more gain forward, but backward? Enid is 44 degrees from Tokyo, path crossing Aleutians, Spokane/Kalispell, while directly off the back from 235 degrees would be 55. ITU explains the antennas this way:

146 AHR(S)2/2/0.5
208 AHR(S)4/2/1.0

“Type 1: Multi band centre/end-fed curtain antenna arrays with
aperiodic screen reflector Designation: AHR(S) m/n/h
m : number of half-wave dipoles in each horizontal row
n : number of rows spaced half a wavelength apart one above the other
h : height above the ground in wavelengths of the bottom row of dipoles“

So are the azimuth and antenna type enough to explain this huge disparity in signals? Or maybe, just maybe, Yamata is aiming max lobe in the wrong, opposite direxion? I await some expert replies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Nov 26 at 2320, JBA carrier under Cuban wall-of-noise jamming against nothing, presumed Radio Chaski; from 2353 I`m back listening closely with BFO for the autocutoff and this time catch it without dozing off: 2355:27.5*. Now I have a baseline if I can catch it again, whether the timer be slipping as in olden times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND [and non]. 13750, Nov 27 at 0040, JBA carrier is the best HSK9 can do via Udorn for English to “North America“ (instead of getting some sparetime on Grimesland!). What else on band? Huge RHC S9+20/30 on 13740; Chinese S9/+10 on 13580, which is 500 kW the wrong way 215 degrees from Beijing site, so E Asian propagation is not that bad. Also 13770 in Vietnamese, CRI, 500 kW, 190 degrees southward from Xi`an, S8-S9. Why are these so much better than Radio Thailand intending for us? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 26 at 2319, VOT English to N America is on, but poor S8-S9. 2346 starts sign-off with full English schedule including the imaginary 06-07 UT broadcast! IS plays from 2347.5 past 2353, but is off at 2356 after I`ve checked PERU on 5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 monitoring:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW; 9330?
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full WOR schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0705 UT Nov 27

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