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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4, 2019

** CUBA. 11880, 15140, 15370, Dec 3 at 2108, all three RHC are in Arabic. Own B-19 sked shows 11880 & 15140 are supposed to be in French; 15370 in Portuguese at 2100-2130. Something`s always wrong at RHC x 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6060, Dec 3 at *2357:14 RHC carrier cuts on S9+20/30 totally covering WRMI/SMTV [see USA], and a few seconds later modulates with “full“ frequency announcement, but failing to mention 6060! Summary translation: continues on 13740, 11760, 11850, 9535; closing now on 15370, 9640, 5040; starting at *2400 [sic], 11670, 11700, 11950, 9640, 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC: both stopping and starting 9640 at same time? 11950 and 6000 may start now, but with separate Mesa Redonda TV audio program.

6060 is still on in Spanish at 0455, S9+10/20 and at 0519 when it used to have joined in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6145, Dec 4 at 0519, RHC is off, instead something in Romanian, i.e. RRI which is already scheduled this hour only. Has not gone back to 6165 either. I think 6145 was on earlier in evening English; so is Arnie axually taking a break to avoid colliding with RRI? More likely accidental; anyway, by 0721, 6145 is back on, by when it is the only RHC frequency remaining.

Back at 0519, a full survey for RHC English: 6100 best by far, S9+30 but undermodulated; 6000 slightly weaker S9+20/30 also undermod; no 6165 or 6145; and 6060, 5040 are still in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Dec 4 at 2025, VOG only fair with folk music, hardly soporific, drums and fluting and chanting, but will have to do for my nap lullaby in the absence of Qur`an from Saudi Arabia on 11820. I need to check whether that`s really on as far as UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, Dec 4 via UTwente SDR, IRRS *1856:15 carrier, and I keep listening on Wed, a non-WOR day. 1859:27 cut/on Aida theme in progress and sign-on; 1900:05, FSN from London; 1903:05 FSN Spotlight; 1905:05 news in brief from the United Nations; 1908:35 bit of African music; 1911 bit of Qur`an with off-mike echo; 1911:25 rock music but soon Arabic? lyrix; 1916:30 into country song in English; by 1930 recheck some longer talk program. 1959 sign-off with the other theme, and now with CRI English ACI from *both* sides 7285 & 7290. Before 1900 it`s on 7285 only, after 1900 on 7295 only. Aoki shows 7295 Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of Uighur brainwashing by the ChiCom; 7285 is Xianyang site in Cha until 1857; Albania after 2000. Now if we only knew the true site for 7290. My timings should be accurate to a couple seconds; I thought there might be internet delay via SDR but later tuning 3330-CUSB CHU, it`s only about one second late. Also an unID timesignal on 5000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 3 at 2350, no signal detectable from R. Chaski under Cuban jamming against nothing, tho it has been during the past week prior to slipping earlier 2355v*. Dec 4 at 2331, the signal is back and cutoff time to be in next report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 7325.032, Dec 4 at 0729, BBCWS in English way off-frequency, S9/+10, 0730 headlines. Should not have been surprised to find Pinheira is the site during this hour, also caught elsewhere skewed; previous hour 06-07 is via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Dec 4 at 0456, VP S1-S2 signal, JBM? Even at that level there should be more audio than I can detect. Others have been noting SIBC closing around 0500, and now so do I: cuts off at 0500:22*. Presumably comes right back on other frequency 5020, but not propagating for an hour or so? It`s certainly there when I do check at 0722, a carrier in 5025 Cuba splash. So here`s another DX station loggable mainly by carriers and when they go and come (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 3 at 2332, VOT English is on with music at S9/+10 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at Emirler. 5960, Dec 4 at 2331, no signal except maybe a trace of East Turkistan. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday December 4 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.06v, fair S9; always starting 20 seconds late, but no problem. Next:
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
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** U S A. 6060, Dec 3 at 2332, WRMI in accented English, presumably the Supreme Master herself, weak and undermodulated but in the clear. After 2355 I am standing by for RHC to come on at so it does at *2357:14 as in separate log, blowing away WRMI: I can`t even tell if it`s still on.

There is also a JBA signal on 5800, which possibly will have to replace 6060 for WRMI, concluding with the RAE Spanish relay at 0100-0200*. What next?

5800, Dec 4 at 2331, yes, WRMI is back here with SMTV, boosted to S9+10/20 instead of placeholder carrier;

[non] 6060, Dec 4 at 2331, no RHC yet either, but an S5-S7 carrier with Doppler flutter. Aoki shows that could be Iran in Arabic from Zahedan; and/or PBS Sichuan 2 from Chengdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Dec 4 at 0723, S9+30 of dead air from WWCR instead of TOMBS, which continues modulating with squeal on 3215, S9+10/20. Meanwhile, the only other WWCR, 5935 with music during TUN/DGS/PMS, hits S9+50 on my generous meter after double-preamps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA LW carrier search, Dec 4 at 0735: 189 and 198 kHz, i.e. Iceland and UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2352 UT December 4

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