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Glenn Hauser logs June 29-30, 2017

** CUBA. 6145, June 30 at 0400 check, RHC is still missing from one of its two English frequencies. I think also off at 0215 as I was not logging CKZN on 6160, but neglected to notate it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13605, June 30 at 0208-0211+, in remnant of Cuban noise jamming long after Radio Martí is off from here, intermittent beeps of varying pitches (with BFO on, so slightly different frequencies), either in pairs, or four in a row. This is very much like the beepplay I have logged previously on another Cuban jamming frequency, 11930, but there were a lot more beeps in a row then. I can only assume the various jamming site operators are playing around, perhaps performing for each other; or to mystify spy interceptors. There is also a weak continuous carrier about 13602.9, perhaps part of this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6160-, June 30 at 0214 check, CKZN is still AWOL, and now we finally know why. Here`s my Q&A inquiry thread to CBC NL:

Shortwave transmitter off the air
On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:30 PM, Glenn Hauser wrote:

``The 6160 kHz relay of Radio 1 Goose Bay via transmitter at St. John`s has been missing for about 4 days. Please advise what the problem is, what steps are being taken to restore it and when this is expected to be back on air.

The contact us page for CBC NL does not include anyone with a technical/engineering title, unless that means you as Communications Officers. Please forward to the appropriate person if necessary.

Thanks, Glenn Hauser``

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On Tue, 6/27/17, KATIE ROWE <> wrote:
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 11:18 AM

``Hi Glenn, I am going to connect with our Systems Technologist and check into this. Where do you live? Katie

Katie Rowe
Senior Communications Officer
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador 
T: 709-576-5161
C: 709-693-6725

On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Glenn Hauser wrote:

``Katie, I am in Enid, Oklahoma, USA, where I used to be able to hear it, as shortwave has a very large potential range. I am in contact with other SW listeners all over Canada, the US and beyond, who have relied on this signal to hear CBC. Further checks today confirm it is still missing. Thanks for checking into this and I hope to be hearing back from whoever is in charge of the shortwave transmitter. Glenn``

Thursday, June 29, 2017 7:02 PM --- ``Hi Glenn, They are currently conducting some testing to gauge listenership. I've been advised that they will likely be off-air for a couple of more weeks. Katie``

There you go, another Australia-like ``test`` to justify turning off SW permanently. Prove them wrong, and let them know you want to keep listening (especially if you`re in Labrador ---) (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585-AM, June 30 at 0236, Station YHWH is JBA, maybe S5 vs noise level peaking at S8. Rick Barton in AZ was also listening at 0240, but says Josiah soon went to open carrier for 10 minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1884 monitoring: confirmed Thursday June 29 at 2330 the first SW airing, on WBCQ 9330.2v-CUSB, good. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW]
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Full WOR schedule on all affiliates, AM, FM, satellite, webcasts:
Also access to podcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Friday June 30, WTWW-2 is on with S9+45 of music, ``¡Tequila!`` --- perhaps that explain the erratic nature of this operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, UT Friday June 30 at 0155, WRNO is not off the air again and not in Chinese; instead a woman is testimoning about how God helped her choose a peach-colored blush, and control(?) her daughter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1310, June 30 at 0222 UT, ad for Madisonville, also mentions Hopkins County, which match in KY; ergo, this is WTTL, U2 1500/500 watts but with a CP for U1 1500/40, per last year`s NRC AM Log. FCC AM Query now shows it`s licensed for the latter, no longer a CP, so nice to get a 40-watter, if we can believe that. Madisonville is in western KY, halfway between Evansville IN and Clarksville TN. Not to be confused with Hopkinsville KY which is in a different county to the south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, June 30 at 0217 UT, adstring including area code 479, 474-0006 for Able Construxion; 0218 UT a ``101.1 Flashback`` about a historical gunfight; ? Movemart, 646-MOVE, another ad for Able roofing, mentions Oklahoma, 101.1; 0220 finally some music, a torch song. AC 479 means this is Arkansas, where we have KHGG Fort Smith (almost Oklahoma). NRC AM Log shows it as U1 1000/49 watts, TLK/SPT, ``The Sports Hog`` but no FM. Lots of QRM but now well after sunset I would lean closer to 1000 watts.

WTFDA FM Database does not show an AM // but instead: [K266BS //KHGG-FM 101.1 VAN BUREN AR 0.25 0.25 83.0 0.0 35-26-51 94-21-54 THE SPORTS HOG 103.1 [sic] SPORTS]

Yes, there is a non-translator on 103.1, so why do they keep announcing 101.1, a mere translator? [KHGG-FM 103.1 WALDRON AR 6.1 6.1 412.0 412.0 34-58-44 93-56-42 3F20 - THE SPORTS HOG 103.1 SPORTS]

Because Waldron is some 40 miles SSE of Fort Smith, not good enough! while Van Buren is truly a suburb right next to Fort Smith. The `real` FM station is neglected not only by the original FM, but eclipsed by its translator in The City? Not exactly:

1580 website linked from says nothing about a 101.1, except grafix about sibling stations include: ``101.1 FM THE JUDGE Fort Smith`s Country`` --- so apparently the Fort Smith Radio Group has recently flipped things around. Could be HD2 is also involved here, but what really is on main channel of 103.1 now? Anyhow, day and night coverage maps for 1580 show that site definitely on the AR side of the border (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 1190.05 approx., June 30 at 0225 UT, off-frequency station here; better on the N/S antenna than the E/W, and employing all the splitoff tuning techniques of the NRD-545 (notch filter, very tight selectivity = narrow bandwidth, passband tuning, on USB), I *think* it`s the one in Spanish, such as XECT, Contacto 1190 in Monterrey NL, 10000/100 watts per IRCA 2015 Mexican Log (when will there be a 2017?), but IIRC when last heard it was not off-frequency. There were six further Mexicans on 1190 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6204.95-AM, June 30 at 0147, JBA carrier. 6205 is a favourite frequencie for Euro-pirates. One recently reported several dates, but not this late, is Coast FM, at hfunderground (and no North Americans) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0451 UT June 30