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WRMI plans for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma: Thank you to all of our listeners who have inquired about our hurricane plans. At the moment (early Wednesday local time), it appears that the eye of Hurricane Irma will come right over or very close to Okeechobee by Sunday or Monday. We will stay on the air as long as possible and as long as it’s safe. …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 5, 2017

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 5 at 1359, Bangladesh Betar carrier has been detectable earlier, now with a bit of IS, and one mis-timepip at 1359:32, opening theme for Urdu, S4 to S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 5040, Sept 5 at 2337, Arnie Coro is in progress this Tuesday with `DXers Unlimited`, talking about ham preparations for …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 3-4-5, 2017

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Sept 5 at 0235, Trenton Military with “no report received“ from Thule, but does have terminal forecast for Shannon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** INDONESIA. 9524.94, Sept 4 at 1257, VOI very poor S7-S5 signal, but can make out some music and 1258 Japanese closing; 1300 English opening, 1302 news. Atsunori Ishida says this had …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 3, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 5045, Sept 3 at 0635, JBA carrier already detectable from presumed Ozy Radio. Fortunately altho still on, 5040 RHC is dead air. Nearby Sydney sunset not until 0739. 5045 still there but no improvement by 1031 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 5040, Sept 3 at 0630, RHC open carrier/dead air still on at S9+20, …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 2-3, 2017

** CHINA. 11845, Sept 3 at 0018, JBA carrier between RHC 11840 and RHC spur 11850; what could it be? Aoki shows only CNR2, Xiangyang 594 site, 150 kW at 290 degrees, 0000-0900 (except Wednesday = day 4 siesta starting at 0600. I thought it was Tuesdays?) HFCC says 0000-1100 daily. Anyhow, Commies vs Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING …

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Glenn Hauser logs September 1-2, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 5045, Sept 2 at 1058, JBA carrier from presumed Ozy Radio, NSW. Ron Howard sends a clip of their frequently-played Waltzing Matilda — sounds just like the version used by defunct Radio Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** GREECE. 9935, Sept 2 at 0610, JBA carrier with flutter, and nothing on 9420. VOG is the only …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 31-September 1, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11815.030, Sept 1 at 0530, pop songs at S8-S5, upbeat yet mentioning “saudade“. Believe it or not, this Rádio Brasil Central is the strongest station on band, better than the only other ZY, Aparecida 11855, and little else propagating with K-index of 4-5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID ** CUBA. 12000, Sept 1 at …

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Europe’s new voice on shortwave 6160 testing again

The station IDing as “Europe’s new voice on shortwave” testing again this evening on 6160 kHz with good reception here at 1840 UTC. Continuous pop plus canned IDs in English. I heard a strong carrier on 6160 yesterday evening, so guess this was the same tx. Announced schedule on 6160 Mon-Sat 1000-1200; 1400-1600 and 1800-2000 UTC and email 6160@shortwaveradio.de. Also …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 30-31, 2017

** ASCENSION. 6005, Aug 31 at 0622, BBCWS in English, poor signal but cannot hear any hum which used to accompany this transmitter. Maybe eliminated, as Chris Greenway has forwarded my reports about it to English Bay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BRAZIL. 9818.626, Aug 31 at 0323, JBA carrier, presumed latest variant of R. Nove de Julho, …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 30, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9455 slightly stronger than // 9955, the latter also vs Cuban pulse jamming, Aug 30 at 1150, WRMI relaying RAE, YL in Brazuguese but with Argentine Spanish accent, quite a combination, talking about Mexican universities and arts, also serenaded by piano music bed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 5045.0, Aug 30 at …

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Rampisham film 1961

Jonathan Marks on Facebook has just posted this 1961 video of the Rampisham transmitter site which was broadcast August 18 on the BBC South West regional programme Spotlight. “All but one of the original communication towers on Rampisham Down in Dorset will be sent crashing to the ground today. We’ve gone into the BBC Spotlight archive for this fascinating 1961 …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 29-30, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 5045.00, Aug 29 at 1209, JBA carrier, presumed Ozy Radio, new station at Mount Razorback NSW, first reported Aug 28 at 0552 as unID by Bryan Clark, NZ, and then by several Aussie DXers and remote monitors; “more music, less talk“ not even IDs until one finally caught at 1149 by David Kernick. David Sharp, NSW got an …

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