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Glenn Hauser logs September 29-30, 2016

** ALBANIA. [and non]. 9855, Sept 30 at 0129 and later chex, NO signal from R. Tirana, propagation disturbance probably sparing us from the humroar, as even 9570 CRI relay from the other site in Albania is JBA. (Yet EGYPT manages an S5 signal for its dead air on 9965.2 at 0129; Turkey 9770 & 9870 are unusable but S4-S5) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 11710.70, Sept 30 at 0117, RAE is only S3, with music, supposedly nothing but music, counting down until the Oct 5 relaunch as RAE Argentina al Mundo. But unless they boost the old thing at General Pacheco up to something close to 100 kW (and some decent antenna gain?) it will still be a strain to hear it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BONAIRE [and non]. 800, Sept 30 at 0136 UT, on the E-W Wellbrook, a gospel huxter in Spanish is audible vs KQCV OKC. Doubt it`s XEROK which has been out of sound lately, off or very QRP. Likely PJB. Then nulling KQCV as much as possible on the DX-398, during `Focus on the Family`, I`m getting mix from another station with silly puck or ballgame in English, CKLW Windsor Ont.? Sked does not show any play-by-play sports pre-empting talk shows. Well, there are plenty of USA 800 stations allowed less than 1 kW at night. At 0143, hymn in Spanish; 0145 a bit of ranchera music --- that could be XEROK, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. 0146 announcement about Luis Palau – bingo! Same program logged at this time last Oct 6 as in DXLD 15-40, and traced to PJB. So I ask again, is TWR up to 450 kW yet? Unseems so. Anyhow, it`s quite possible to hear four countries at once on 800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** BRAZIL [and non]. 10000, Sept 30 at 0118, PPE timesignals with beeps every 10 seconds after Portuguese announcements, weak S5 but about same level as WWVH, and no WWV at all which would be giving propagation conditions during this minute including K-index of 3; G1 minor storm now, but G2 moderate forecast in next 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570-9590, Sept 30 at 0103, CRI English 9580 relay with frying-noise field surrounding it at least 10 kHz each side, which would QRM the // 9570 ALBANIA relay if it were arriving at any more than a JBA carrier during current geomag storm. This behavior is just like happens with the 9570 Cuba relay in our mornings capable of QRMing 9580 Radio Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9605, Sept 30 at 0106, KBS World Radio Spanish via WHRI has JBA CCI also in Spanish and barely //able to 9535 RHC, i.e. the spur from 9535 previously discovered in the clear before 0100; but nothing audible on the other side now, 9465 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, Sept 30 at 0116, RHC as usual on this channel is overmodulated/distorted, splattering only plus/minus 10 kHz as the signal is not as blasting as it could be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.2, Sept 30 at 0129, R. Cairo is S5 with no modulation audible, but doing well considering the propagation conditions; yet nothing audible now or at 0155 around the 9315 blob if it really be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 550, Sept 30 at 0147, M&W conversing in strange language, soon recognizable as Low German, sort of like Dutch; mentions El Paso. Has to be the Chihuahuan with Mennonite programming, XEPL, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, 5000/150 watts. At first dominant, from SW/NE, but soon losing out to KTRS with 314-area code and other St Louis ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, Sept 30 at 0101, YL robot with marine weather in English, fighting the S9 noise level with less than that. Per the sked I compiled in DXLD 16-36 at this hour it`s VCP, transmitted from the town of St. Lawrence, on The Rock. Nothing from the New Scotlands now on 2749-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 255, Sept 30 at 0151 UT, beacon ``SW``, which per
is merely Stillwater OK, ``Blaki``, airport name?? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGET)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 30 at 0057, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0059:54*, which is 42 seconds later than last check six nights ago, Sept 24 until 0059:12*, i.e. averaging 7 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 30 at 0114-0116, NO signal from SLBC, as to be expected during G1 minor geomag storm and K-index of 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1845 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Sept 29 at 2100 on WRMI, 13695, excellent. Like last night, tonight Sept 29 at 2340 check, NO signal detectable from WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, on the R75 but with household noise sources. 2359 recheck on the porch with PL-880 and reelout, now I *do* hear it, but very weakly with music, and 0000 Sept 30 into screaming from Blalock the blaster. So maybe it was on at 2330 for WOR, but running much reduced power, as nearest SW neighbor, 9265 WINB has usual good signal, despite G2/G1 geomag storm attenuating propagation, especially from northerly paths. But at 0054 I`m on the NRD-545 and cannot detect any signal on 9330 while 9265 is S9; 9330 intermittent? More on WBCQ in separate log. Next WORLDs of RADIOs:
Fri 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND 
Sat 1400   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
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. 9955, Sept 29 at 2144, checking this WRMI for something other than scheduled Overcomer as Cuban show heard two days ago: yes, Spanish music, and 2145 convenient ID for ``Radio Libertad, de lunes a viernes de las 7 a 8 de la tarde, en 9955`` and presenting next sub-program which is all-talk; NO jamming audible, but at 2147 own modulation is breaking up. R. Libertad is on the schedule only at 23-24 UT, so this is apparently a secret bonus prepeat when there is no jamming --- yet. At 2340 check, nothing but wall-of-noise jamming audible even here, so I check the webcast at 2356 --- and sounds like the same program as two hours earlier.

9955, at 0000 UT Sept 30, the jamming is diminishing, enough to tell that the next Spanish program is about Venezuela, just as scheduled for UT Fridays 0000-0015: `Acontecer Venezolano` --- the closet thing to any clandestine broadcasting for that country now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.05-AM, UT Fri Sept 30 at 0055, Pam and her ukulele are performing the ``99 years`` song, i.e. an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback on WBCQ. Sufficient signal at first, but by 0123 recheck when Brother Scare is on, quite weaker than usual, only S8, (while one band higher, 9265 WINB is still S9+20). Maybe 7490 is underpowered too? Seems the path slightly further north into the sub-auroral zone would not account for this. 

5129.8+, UT Fri Sept 30 at 0057 with WBCQ The Planet IS and ID, prior to sign-on, as the only scheduled broadcast on UT Fridays is `Just Right` from 0100 and it start with an old-time-radio clip. On the 5130 sked I see something else I had not noticed before:
``We 5130 08:30PM 09:00PM ET 0030 0100 UT [THURSDAYS] Antena DX``
See also WORLD OF RADIO log about 9330v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.04v, Sept 30 at 0121, WRNO is back on with gospel music, good signal level but somewhat undermodulated, and varying slightly as I measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1000, Sept 30 at 0140 UT, KTOK OKC has QRM from a whoop-whoop sound, at the rate of twice per second, the pitch varying up and down from time to time --- like the curiously malfunxioning Cuban transmitters reported occasionally on various frequencies, including here? Closest and biggest of the three in WRTH is CMAM, R. Guamá, Pinar del Río, 25 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0405 UT September 30