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Glenn Hauser logs March 17-18-19-20, 2019

** CUBA. 6165, March 18 at 0041, RHC English is already on during this earlier hour due to DST, tho last summer it wasn`t starting until 0100 UT; S9+10 and undermodulated. // 6000 is S9+20 with better mod; 6060 is off and 5040 is in French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING …

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Saipan back on the air with only one antenna

During Wavescan #525 aired on WRMI on march 17, Jeff reported that Mr. Scott stated at the SWL Winterfest that on 22 February one of the Saipan antennas came back on the air for 11 hours each day carrying the RFA Korean (all 5 hours) and Mandarin services. The engineers are continuing to work on the other Saipan antennas as …

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FTIOM & UBMP, Mar 17-23, 2019

From the Isle of Music, March 17-23, 2019: This week we listen to songs from several of the nominees (and the winner) of the Rock category of Cubadisco 2018. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 17, 2019

** CUBA. 6000, Sunday March 17 at 0639, this RHC English is off, but the other four of The Cuban Five are on, this time with good modulation: 6165, 6100, 6060, 5040 with honky-tonk piano, “Ain`t Misbehavin“` as outroed. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 15140, Sunday March 17 at 1916, `DXers Unlimited` …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 16-17, 2019

** CANADA. Our prime beacon reference for North America, http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm now is headed by this note in red: “Beacons are being decommissioned at such a rapid rate that many listed here may already be off the air. By 2026, most of these beacons will be gone with only a few left, __mainly in remote areas.“More about this in WORLD OF …

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English from Mali imminent

Reminder that ORTM`s weekly English is nigh; last Saturday, Manuel timed it between 1850 and 1906 on 5995. Several should be trying to get it recorded via remote receiver if not direct. (Glenn Huser)

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TECSUN PL-880 Anniversary 5

March 13 marked the fifth anniversary since I got this radio, and have used it almost every day when I need a good portable either in the house or around town. I use it probably more on FM than SW, and don`t use it much for MW. Only rarely plug in an external antenna. The following problems have developed, not …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 15-16, 2019

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, March 16 at 0201, oh oh, horrible head-on collision between RNA in Brazuguese ID, and CRI relay via CUBA in Chinese, making a fast SAH; indeed no RNA on 11780 tonight; by 0226 it`s the one on top. No doubt messes up both CRI relay hours 0100- 0300. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba — in …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 13-14, 2019

** CUBA. 9720, Wed March 13 at 2246, RHC is in Kriyol! today, while yesterday March 13 this semihour was in Brazuguese, preceded by French at 2200. But now not // 5040 which is in Spanish // 15370 (and 15730 is off). At 2259 Mar 13, 9720 is already opening the hour in English. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Different …

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Chinese SW transmitter diaspora

The new Bamako site was erected in new China antenna design in 2003-late2004/spring 2005 year, til came into service in July 2005 and was reported in DXpress then. I’ve some CRI Bamako entries in my archive then. And also visible first in G.E. images of this 2004/2005 year. So seemingly there was a 15 years contract, came into effect between …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 13, 2019

** CUBA. In previous report, even I was confused in assessing the RHC situation. Let`s try again with this graf corrected to replace it: 9720, Tuesday March 12 at 2145, is NOT on the air, despite Sunday having moved English-allegedly-to-Africa into the 21-22 hour instead of 22-23. But today at *2154 the RHC IS starts playing, until 2201 morphing into …

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Fine RSG 3320 reception local evenings in California

The RSG via Meyerton, South Africa on 3320 has been very strong and clear reception the past two local evenings here in the N. Mojave Desert–and DF bearings made via the loopstick antenna atop my Benmar Navigator 555A point roughly 70 deg. azimuth bearing quite clearly (the relatively easy DF-nulls indicating low-angle skip too). This has been between 0100 to …

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