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Glenn Hauser logs November 24, 2016

** ANGOLA. 4949.7, Nov 24 at 0439, no signal from RNA; is it off? I can ``always`` get a JBA carrier on signature off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, Nov 24 at 0504, RA S7 with ABC News of PNG, asthma attacks in Melbourne, 0505 `Pacific Beat`. Glad to hear this propagating so late, as the OSOB. Gets a good summery headstart on the beam to Oklahoma (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CANADA. 2749-USB & 2598-USB, Nov 24 at 0442 & 0443, YL with marine weather in French, both S5 equal to noise level. Too weak to tell if they are //, but CCG schedule shows both are VCF, Les Escoumins QC, starting at 0437, via different sites Natashquan on 2598 and La Vernière on 2749. No more transmissions on either frequency, from other stations, until 0737. The skeds were compiled before DST was over, so are we sure they stay on same UT yearound? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1020, Nov 24 at 0509, I again hear ``RR`` in Morse underneath KOKP Perry OK, about 4 seconds after true minutetops, and also the timesignal itself about 1 second faster than WWV. Terry Krueger, FL,  replies further about this, Nov 23, 2016:

``1020: Getting Radio Artemisa at GMT 1104+ today, parallel 770, with Reloj in the mix, also WURN, Kendall FL ("Actualidad Radio" news format in Spanish). So, confirms not Artemisa. 

Radio Guamá and CMKS also still listed at 1020 per RadioCuba; can't recall my last reception of either here though. Still suspect Reloj is a dedicated transmitter on 1020 from central or eastern Cuba.

Archival logs found are below. Interestingly, no trace of Reloj 1020 during extensive Cuba monitoring from various points in the Florida Keys, 2012:

1020 CUBA Radio Reloj, Jorobo, Las Tunas. 1010 May 27, 2015. This one -- which has been here for a long time -- is certainly dedicated solely to Reloj audio feed and not an overnight feed, as audible well after 6:00 a.m. local time, and certainly from the eastern half of Cuba, as not audible after 1030 GMT from this location. This site was listed in the 2008 WRTVH.
1020 CUBA Radio Reloj, Jorobo, Las Tunas. 1135 December 12, 2010. Mostly poor under Radio Guamá, sounders never can catch up with reality: 4 seconds off, 7 for the "RR" sounder. This one is not in your WRTVH-2010, though it was listed a couple of years back I believe.

1020 CUBA Radio Reloj, Jorobo, Las Tunas. 1116 July 8, 2012. Weak and about the last traces post-sunrise with Radio Artemisa dominating daytime`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, Nov 24 at 0447, Cuban wall of noise jamming is still running, long after Radio República should have finished; yet there is some carrier amid it, maybe TIBET (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, Nov 24 at 0448, RHC Spanish is again playing a torch song in English, apparently a regular program crossing barriers, poor here, and overmodulated, distorted on // 6060, but just right on // 9710 (Glenn Hauser, OK,DX LITENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 6115, Nov 24 at 0431, pop music at S5 --- could it be R. Nikkei 2 already? Yes! It`s // 9760. Only 1331 JST. Then I check 6055 for R. Nikkei 1 and Japanese talk is there too at same level // 9595. But not yet propagating on 75m. However, by 0456 UT I am getting JBA carriers on 3945 and 3925, before 1400 JST. Nagano sunset would not be until 1634 JST = 0734 UT, but it`s plenty dusky along the Arctic great circle path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Nov 24 at 1416, Denge Kurdistan via PRIDNESTROVYE is S9+20, with a series of clips of woman speaking. Her intonation sounds like French, but not the vocabulary! Maybe Kurdish with a strong French accent? 1452 with music. Circa 1230 today it was also well over FEBC CCI which runs until 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11825, Nov 24 at 0446, MWV with APR, African-accented sermon accompanied by bouncy music, S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Nov 24 at 0513, Mexican PSA, ``¡La Ranchera de Paquimé!`` canned ID from XETX, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Slogan IDs run every few minutes, great for DXing. So conditions back to ``normal``, this 700-watter(?) dominating instead of CBK. Even with XETX nulled, I`m hearing Top 40ish music, presumably XEWA SLP (which must be distinguished from the other XEWA on 540 in Monterrey with different format) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** NORTH AMERICA. 7410, UT Thu Nov 24 at 0412, VP S8 signal vs hi noise level and undermodulation, but I can tell it`s Station YHWH; off already at 0444 recheck. This is exactly one week after first heard on same frequency during same hour, so never mind my remark that he would unlikely be on the same frequency at the same time again. In the intervening week, no reports of YHWH anywhere by me or anyone else I am aware of (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7325, Nov 24 at 0054, RRI Spanish here until 0056*, finally resolving collision with 7315 Vietnam Spanish via WHRI; as Victoria Sepciu had notified mailing list via José Bueno. She thought the collision was with something from Colombia! Originally registered to be on 7335 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Nov 24 at 1414, still a JBA carrier this late from SIBC, amid stronger 5015 WRMI and 5025 Rebelde (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 7250, Nov 24 at 0450, urgent talk in Arabish, S7, presumed Eye Radio, which was banned for a week by the government, locked out of studio and FM suspended, but apparently all is well now, and not sure if the SW via FRANCE ever stopped (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 6080, Nov 24 at 0432, two stations mixing at S9; VOT has a slight edge over VOA, but neither readable (Glenn Hasuer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 216 kHz, Nov 24 at 0515, CLB beacon, very poor. It`s CaroLina Beach = Wilmington NC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6501-USB, Nov 24 at 0422, robot OM weather for Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz, somewhat distorted at S9+20. EiBi shows at 0330-0425 is NMN, USCG Chesapeake VA. 6501 is timeshared with Guam, Hawaii and Alaska, and not so shared with Fuzhou. USCG stations have continual problems with their SSB clarity, up with which anyham would not put (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7275, Nov 24 at 0419, S9+20 music and tonal African language mentions Amerika. Aoki show`s it`s VOA in Kirundi via BOTSWANA daily at 0400-0430. Convoluted full schedule adds 0330-0400 daily via São Tomé, plus 0430-0505 M-F & 0505-0530 M-F English, both via Botswana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1852 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday November 24 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330- CUSB, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1853, ready for first airings Thursday November 24: confirmed at 1230 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 but with lite pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie! Next:
Thu 2130   WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A [and non]. 7730, Nov 24 at 0055, WRMI reactivated after a few weeks off this frequency, with music; and 5950 is off or very poor after borrowing 7730`s 285 degree antenna. Skedgrid shows 5950 this hour supposed to be on AWR Cuba service, 181 degrees. 

However, 7780, which was on the 44 degree antenna, is still absent. Recheck at 0413, 7780 is still off and 7730 is BS at S9+35. 5950 at 0435, algo talk VP, not BS, something else? Probably V. of Tigray Revolution, Ethiopia. 

7730 // 5850, UT Thu Nov 24 at 0703, WRMI with another Viva Miami mailbag replay, both missing from sked grid; and no signal on 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.88v, Nov 24 at 0414, WRNO is S9+25 to 45, YL spelling out Fort Worth address in English, back to Chinese. Frequency keeps varying as I try to measure it, as it always has since last reactivation months ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 5830, Nov 24 at 0435, WTWW-1 is on with SFAW; 5085, WTWW-2 is on with rock/country music, distorted. All WTWW frequencies had been off 7 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Shortly after 1400 UT November 24 on NBC-TV`s coverage of  Macy`s parade, we get to see Les Marshak introducing himself as the official announcer of the event --- unlike 99.99% of today`s viewers, we remember him from WNYW shortwave. He was host of `DXing Worldwide` from April 1968, and is mentioned 7 times in this:

** VATICAN [non]. 9650, Nov 24 at 0451, S6 historical talk in French about Arab world, mentioning Arabic names. Surely too early for Guinea; scheduled in HFCC as Vatican Radio via Madagascar, tho missing from Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 11680, Nov 24 at 0457, Voice of Hope Africa IS and IDs, ``From Zambia to the world, this is the Voice of Hope, Africa`` good S9 signal and // much weaker S4 non-direxional 9680. 11680 transmission break for about a semiminute spanning 0459; 0500 sign-on with Simi Valley SCG HQ, 0501 praise music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1800 UT November 24