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Glenn Hauser logs August 18-19, 2015

** ALASKA. 11765, Aug 19 at 1409, JBA carrier, presumed KNLS English on revived schedule, per S. Hasegawa. Propagation really degraded today without even the CNR1 jammers. From Aug 18, he says, they have two transmitters going again resulting in this English schedule:

0800-0900 11870 English
1000-1100 11870 English
1200-1300 11870 English
1400-1500 11765 English

1000-1100  9655 English
1200-1300  7355 Open Carrier [probably supposed to be English]
1500-1600  9920 English

Oh2, CRI English via Urumqi, East Turkistan is also registered 14-15 on 11765, 212 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860 & 13740, Aug 19 at 1410 & 1411, RHC is open carrier/dead air on these, normal music in Spanish service on 11950, 15230, 15370, 15730; very poor at 1414 on 9820, poor-fair on 9640 --- and as a bonus, at 1412, undermodulated RHC on 15700 instead of CRI English relay! (earlier, CRI was normal on 9570) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, Aug 19 at 0227, R. Cairo is JBM in English, poor around S4; a little more signal a few minutes later, but without adequate modulation, what`s the point?

9965, Aug 19 at 0233, R. Cairo, presumed Arabic, undermodulated, whine, S8. Nothing audible on 13850, too hi for MUF if on (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. The RF 29 KTUZ Shawnee (= OKC} transmitter carries three Spanish channels with widely divergent PSIPs in an attempt to appear competitive. 48-1 with Estrella TV, 36-1 with Univisión, and the original 30-1 with Telemundo. Except a few days ago, altho unlogged, I noticed two of them were displaying differently: 36-2 and 48-3, but now Aug 19, back to all showing up as -1; why? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9740, Aug 19 at 0229, ME music, presumed RSO on the frequency registered for 22-24 UT only. Must have collided with Iran which is legit on 9740 at 0120-0220 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0, Aug 19 at 0240, carrier hetting KOKC OKC, which has got to be the 2-megawatt BSKSA Duba transmitter in the NW corner, the #1 beacon for trans-Atlantic MW DX conditions; WRTH shows sked is 15-03 UT, which seems strange, except they obviously find it worth running only during night hours. 

From mid-August, the ``season`` is supposedly back for us. Can`t pull any audio on 1521 or detect anything on 1566 or 1512 (Glenn Hauser, OK, NRD-545, ALA-1530S [but I can also hear the 1521/1520 het merely on the DX-398 with ferrite], DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370, Aug 19 at 0227, double audio from Brother Scare via WWRB as he is giving contact info on at least one of them (which he spends an awful lot of time doing, spelling out M-I-N-I-S-T-R-Y and other difficult words for his brain-dead psychophants), presumably a mixup at studio; by the time I tune to // 3185 it`s cleared up. Anyhow, day frequency 9370 is again running into the night, but maybe not overnight as it`s AWOL when it should be on at next check, 1415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855 > 17715, following yesterday`s surprise appearance of Arabic at 2200 and English at 2230 via all four REE frequencies, I`m all set for a repeat on August 18. At 2200 TS and IS, and standard Spanish closing frequency schedule, more IS till 2205 and open carrier for a while longer. So Aug 17 was a fluke or experiment, but if it can happen once, it can happen again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1786 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 19 at 1315, fair on WRMI 9955. I forget to check 7265-USB via Utwente at 1430 from Hamburger Lokalradio, where it was NOT heard a week ago; did anyone notice whether it`s on this week? Next: Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490
After which WOR 1787 should be ready to start Thu 1130 on WRMI 9955, Thu 2100 on WRMI 7570 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5898.8, Aug 19 at 0214, as I am slowly bandscanning on the NRD-545, notice that a carrier cuts on and off irregularly around this frequency; on the PL-880 I match the brief audios to what`s coming from 5890 WWCR. Not heard on the low side, however, for a match which would be near 5881.2.

5980, Aug 19 at 0251, JBA leapfrog mixing product of WWCR 5890 over 5935 another 45 kHz higher. I often hear this in the 0500 hour with a mixture of BS and PMS, if the Cuban pre-jamming of R. Martí allows, since that doesn`t really come on 5980 until 0700. The WWCR spur is roughly equal to fundamental R. Chaski on 5980, but never a problem for it until 0106*v, as WWCR does not start 5890 until 0200 UT Tue-Sat, 0300 Monday and 0400 Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Aug 19 at 0226, no signal from WRMI on WOOB frequency inherited from WYFR, prompting me to check their latest frequency schedule. WRMI-1 is now on the air only one hour per day, 03-04 on 7730 with RTI in Spanish, 222 degree azimuth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9975, Aug 19 at 0230, KVOH somewhat muffled/undermodulated, with Pat Conrad`s `Classic Jazz` hour, which is now 02-03 UT Tue-Sat, while his other jazz and swing shows on weekends are an hour later at 03-04 UT Sun & Mon. My computer remembered this page for schedules:
but it displays ``This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it? It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.`` Or going back to the homepage to find the English & Spanish programs via:

17775, Aug 19 at 1413, not even a carrier detectable from KVOH, but presumably on, not propagating. Anyhow, KVOH is still on the 9975 air despite a close call with wildfires. I had asked Ray Robinson about that and he replied Aug 18, 

``Hi, Glenn. Thanks for your concern. Yes, there have been two fires in Simi Valley in the last 5 days or so. The first, a fairly small one, was about a mile north of our KVOH transmitting site, but the fire fighters quickly got a handle on it. There was no real threat to the SW site, but it was actually closer to our FM transmitting site (KWSV, 99.1 The Ranch), and we were concerned about that for a few hours. However, in the end there was no problem. The second, a much larger fire, and one that has been shown on national news, was at the other end of the valley, about 10 miles from our sites, so again no threat to either KVOH or KWSV.
We are still working hard to get the Harris 100 kW unit on the air. It has been fully refurbished from end to end, and numerous components have been replaced. We are still working on the electrical hook-up and on the antenna feed line switching, but we're getting close!``

Ray also explains that the delay in Zambia is caused by a drought and lack of reliable hydroelectric power; more details on that to come (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6818.5-USB, Aug 19 at 0247, some net perhaps MARS discussing how to tune; truncated call of one station is 9CC. Searching, seems I have no previous logs on this frequency, nor anywhen in DXLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7268.0-USB, Aug 19 at 0223, some ham on USB instead of LSB, the conventional SSB default on 40, 80 and 160m. Previously heard one on 7262.0-USB. Maybe there is a little segment set aside for this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1640 UT August 19