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Glenn Hauser logs May 15-16, 2016

** CANADA. 2749-USB, May 16 at 0253, roboYL talking about VHF channels, ``this is Charlie Foxtrot ---??--- Radio; out`` at 0254*. Fair signal and the T-storms are not too close tonight. I`ve been looking these up at the CCG site after each log, but EiBi has also entered them, including:
2749 0240-0300 CAN VCS Halifax Radio E ENA sm
Third fonetik did not sound like Hotel, which would be CFH Halifax Meteo Fax on several higher frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11830 & 11850, May 16 at 0236, JBA carriers, when nothing is scheduled on either frequency per A-16 HFCC and Aoki. However, EiBi has picked up my previous report:
``11850 2300-0200 CUB RHC Mixing 11670/11760 S CAm b``
However2, by now, 11760 is off while 11670 remains on, so no leapfrog explanation possible. Therefore I suggest they are both parasitic spurs to the other RHC fundamental between them, 11840. But they are too weak to make a modulation match (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, May 16 at 0239, R. Cairo is S9 with open carrier/dead air instead of horrible distortion in unEnglish

12085, May 16 at 0239, R. Cairo is S6 with open carrier/dead air also instead of horrible distortion, in unArabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I belatedly check this page:
and find that it does include the Navy station frequencies* I heard during the May 14-UT 15 Armed Forces Day crossband test:

NIIW / USS MIDWAY CV-41 SAN DIEGO, CA (14 MAY 1200Z - 15 MAY 0600Z)
 4003.5  USB
 7360.0  USB
14441.5* USB
18211.0  USB
20997.0  USB

NWVC / LST-325 EVANSVILLE IN 14 MAY 1200Z-15 MAY 0400Z)
 4007.0  USB/CW
 6913.0* USB/CW
13974.5  USB/CW
17500.0  USB/CW
24782.0  USB/CW

 4038.5  USB/CW
 7533.5  USB/CW
14487.0  USB/CW
17545.0* USB/CW
20994.0  USB/CW``

So those weren`t just any old ships! I also tried searching the ARRL website for info about this, but it`s already deleted? as in passé; except for a couple clubs which are doing AF Day special events *next* Sat May 21 --- confused about the date? AF Day is really May 17 but these ham events are moved to the ``nearest`` Saturday (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7275.0-USB, May 16 at 0224, informal ham net on USB, yes, upper instead of lower sideband on 40m. Gabbing about previous Dayton Hamvention rainy, 17m band being almost dead for a week, how aeronautical equipment funxions on USB only, which maybe has something to do with this anomaly. KJ5GT is one call I am fairly sure of; less sure about WD0Z, W8IMC, KM4V, as no one bothers with fonetix, and they all slur calls or are too weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1825 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 15 after 2330 on WBCQ 9329.981-CUSB; also confirmed UT Monday May 16 at 0030 on WRMI 7730; also confirmed UT Monday May 16 at 0300:25, S9+25 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.9-AM, after Jean Shepherd`s half-sesquihour bi-weekly. Also confirmed UT Monday May 16 at 0330 on WRMI 9955 webcast (and before 0300 I had confirmed 9955 was on the air). Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5129.9-AM, UT Monday May 16 at 0215, WBCQ at S9+25, outro for Plastic Magic show, referring to and also a site or email ending in as well as of Area 51; ``till next week at 6 o`clock``; that blogspot explains: ``Featuring the rarest of psychedelic, garage, lo-fi, private pressing and acid rock sounds from 1965-1983. All from analog. Airs weekly on KXUA 88.3FM in Fayetteville, Arkansas and surrounding metro area and bi-weekly on WBCQ 5130 KHz shortwave out Monticello, Maine Sunday nights 7-9 PM CST [sic]`` 

Then immediately into Jean Shepherd, classic radio consciousness-stream for the next half sesquihour, which appears on alternate weeks off for JL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Sunday May 15 at 1842 quick check, WWRB is on again, sounds like same African language/speaker/program as 24 hours ago, and in the few seconds I listen, mentions Uganda. So what is it? Need to tune in by 1800 or earlier to find out when this commence.

5050, UT Monday May 16 at 0213, YL gospel huxter from WWRB at S9+45, but this time 3185 is not on to // it; 5050 off at next check 0257 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5072.1 & 5097.9, May 16 at 0211, WTWW-2 is on 5085 with Amateur Radio Newsline, amid the persistent parasitic spurs at plus/minus 12.9 kHz but upon which no modulation is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9975, May 16 at 0230 check, KVOH is still off. I ask Ray Robinson, what`s going on, also with Zambia? His reply May 15:

``Hi, Glenn. I'm currently in California. Voice of Hope - Americas (KVOH) English service on 9975 kHz is temporarily suspended pending implementation of our 100 KW Harris transmitter. It should be back in a few weeks.

Voice of Hope - Africa from Zambia on 9680 kHz is launching this week, most likely on Tuesday [May 17]. It has already been running for a few days in dry run mode for training purposes (with the transmitters switched off). Initial schedule will be 0500-0800 UT Mon-Fri and 1200-1700 UT Sat & Sun. Times announced on air will be local Central African Time (CAT), which is UT +2. Additional times and frequencies will be added in a few months, as funding permits. Ray.``

From HFCC and Aoki, looks like 9680 will be clear at 05-08, and should be good for North America from sign-on; the other broadcast overlaps with ChiCom jamming and Taiwan at 11-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7270, May 16 at 0223, poor S7 with W&M conversation, sounds maybe Greekish? No, it`s Armenian as scheduled from Vatican Radio at 0210-0230; and also on 6185 to QRM Mexico`s only SW station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0412 UT May 16