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Glenn Hauser logs January +21-22, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Jan 22 at 0100, RAE AAM vamp theme and opening Spanish, 0102 into news, so this WRMI relay off to a good start. Not rechecked until 0153 however when fill music, Oldies is already playing, so unknown how much of the 54? minute program axually played (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, Jan 21 at 2035, RHC in Brazuguese, fair S9 but distorted. This semihour is supposed to be in French with BB not until 2100, so whatlang then? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13670 & 13811 & 13881 & 13598 approx., Jan 22 at 2314, FM/AM spurblobs out of RHC tarde transmitter 13740, the closer ones S9+10. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 22 at 1556, RHC is suptorted; 15230 is weaker but better modulated. By 1820, 15140 is so suptorted I cannot be sure of language; only by comparing to 11760 is it Spanish as scheduled. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. From a few km away, Richard Allan, IRCA independently matched my obs of January 20 under UNIDENTIFIED about 1566 being heard beyond 1345 UT:

“Oklahoma TP DX 1/20/2020 Richard Allen Jan 20 #5927 — Like yesterday, only HLAZ provided any audible signal again this morning.

828 JOBB? weak het at 1330.
972 HLCA? carrier signal at 1320; still heard at 1358.

1566 HLAZ trace of a signal noted at 1319; barely audible talking at
1320 and 1332; poor signal from 1341 until close of Japanese broadcast
at 1344 (LSR 1339). Surprisingly heard with barely audible signal at
1348 deteriorating to a trace by 1355-1400. Receiver: Skywave with
ALA1530LNP aerial. Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA“

DXers in NW USA/SW Canada also reported that was a banner day for TP MWDX which they were still getting a bihour later (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 21 at 2356:47, VOT IS still playing and now starts German IDs twice a minute; 0000:02 Jan 22, timesignal ending two seconds late and into spurious German hour. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 245-MCW kHz, Jan 22 at 0709 UT, ND beacon FS, which is 400 watts from Sioux Falls – Rock, South Dakota. I heard it first, tuned to 243-USB, where it seems not a single station is listed by dxinfocentre.com nor at classaxe.com.

329-MCW kHz, Jan 22 at 0717, ND beacon PMV, which is 25 watts from Plattsmouth, Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.875v, Jan 21 at 2312, WBCQ-4 is off again, after continuous(?) for a couple days with Brother Scare, so was a test? Never appeared on WBCQ or TOM skeds. But this twit from AW:

“Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · Jan 20 Hey. 6160 khz on the air 24/7 testing. Please listen. Reception reports to wbcq@wbcq.com. It’s your shortwave – do use it folks. Cold at the transmitter. Cold in FLA. Here doing RF research. Fun. 😎“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9330, Jan 22 at 0658, big carrier S9+20/30 with some hum, NOT WBCQ coming back, but Cuban spynumbers about to start as scheduled 4 nights a week at 0700. Yes, WBCQ still AWOL later in the day by 1845; how much longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 21 at 2048, WTWW-1 night frequency is on in the daytime with PPPP. Continued on air whenever checked into evening, and still at 0648 Jan 22, S9+10 but undermodulated.

5085, Jan 21 at 2048, WTWW-2 night frequency is also on in the daytime, but open carrier S9+20, even stronger than 5830. Parasitic spurs are also JBA carriers circa 5072.1 & 5097.9. 5085 still on with dead air at 2110, 2208, 2354, why such a waste of watts? Probably started modulation circa 0200 as usual.

At 1845 UT Jan 22, neither is on the air again, yet? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, Jan 22 at 0408, WWCR-4 is S9+20 of dead air during the abbreviated 03-05 UT Tue-Sat block it`s supposed to be on plus modulating. By 0433 the Worship show can be heard. 0648 still on with dead air, having failed to turn off the transmitter at 0500 as seems to happen one or two nights per week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 22 at 0703 UT as I tune in, KAAY Little Rock ID and into its ToH dead air, presumably for another 2 or 3 minutes as usual. Someone else reported DA atop another hour, 0400 UT. It seems multi-station owner Cumulus is incapable of running this to minimal expectations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1857 UT January 22

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