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Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16, 2017

** ANGOLA. 4949.72, Jan 16 at 0406, good modulation on S9 signal, Portuguese time check for 5:06, ID in passing as Rádio Nacional de Angola (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9664.915, Jan 16 at 0615, Voz Missionária measured here, also with CCI from another weak carrier slightly offset from it (presumably P`yongyang, closer to 9665.0). 

What catches my attention is that with 1-kHz step tuning on R75, I hear exactly the same pitch het from the next ZY up, Rádio Canção Nova, 9674.915, then measured separately (at least they are within 2 Hz of the same offset) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Sunday Jan 15 at 2232, RHC Spanish with music, instead of scheduled Esperanto. On Jan 1, Esperanto fan Claudio Galaz in Chile was hearing the artificial language one hour earlier, and I meant to check then today, but missed it. Anyhow it`s no longer at 2230 on 15370. While I`m at it, survey the other RHC frequencies 2232-2235:

// Spanish on 13740, 11840, 11760, 9710, 9535, 5040. VP carrier on 6060 from algo. NOT on: 17730, 15230; and strangely missing, English on 11880.

11435.0, Jan 15 at 2251, RHC English is here!! I happen to be spinning the dial way out of band or would have missed it. Obviously another mixup, putting RHC on a well-known spy-numbers frequency, also obviously sharing same transmitter, as RHC must be a subsidiary of Cuban Intelligence. EiBi shows the only transmission for that is: ``11435 1554-1650 CUB Cuban Spy Numbers S Am`` --- tho spy frequencies often run open carriers for much additional time. 11435 RHC will be memorialized as an alternate frequency to 11880 in the DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS roster, just at 16180 has been at another hour. 11435 is S9+30 but somewhat suptorted modulation. Programming is the `World of Stamps` show, saying that next edition in two weeks (alternate-Sunday scheduling) will start reading essays from listeners in some contest.

6000, Jan 16 at 0412, RHC English is S9+20 but suptorted; 0414 `DXers Unlimited` starts with Arnie reading press obit for Pat Dyer (one thing Arnie & I can agree on: WA5IYX was a superb VHF DXer and sporadic-E researcher). // 6165 at S9+25 is better but also undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Jan 16 at 1457, Denge Kurdistane good at S9+10 with music. At *1500 sharp, another carrier cuts on, making a SAH for a few seconds, then music stops and initial transmitter goes off. Dead air until music comes up again on succeeding transmitter at 1502:20, still S9+10 but sounds slightly weaker. 

EiBi and Aoki both show a 1500 transition on 11600 from Moldova to Bulgaria (EiBi still calls it ``Denge Mesopotamia``.) But the last we heard from Ivo was that Bulgaria site is no longer involved, instead France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5792, Jan 16 at 0409, S6 JBA signal, trace of YHWH talk, must be Mr Elliott on his favorite frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sun Jan 15 at 1909, very poor S4 signal, presumably all we are getting from R. Munansi via WWRB today. Equivalent to 15825 neighbor WWCR (which however a few hours earlier was getting a sporadic E boost) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday Jan 16 at 0402 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.82-AM, but poor and mostly unreadable. Rechecking for the closing, JBA until 0429:24, and on to HRI. WOR 1860 also barely confirmed UT Mon Jan 16 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, JBA but theme music recognizable, and 0444 a familiar but unreadable voice. (No // 6855 available now since that`s // 5985 with `Blues Radio International`, UT Mondays 0430). Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 6855, Jan 15 at 0807, I`m unfortunately awake past 0800 so check what WRMI is doing: World Music here; 7730 Brother Scare; 5850 a different gospel huxter from a Church of Christ. (Before 0800 the three would be // with whatever.)

6855, UT Mon Jan 16, however, at 0623, WRMI World Music here but NOT the same W.M. as on 7730 // 5850.

6855, Jan 16 at 1505, hard to hear this WRMI in full daytime, but straining, I am getting Zorba the Greek, so indeed is playing World Music fill --- and all day until 2000? as nothing else specified, and Brother Hystairical is no longer paying for this transmitter. If so, not clear why they leave it on air.

15770, Jan 16 at 1505 & 1536 chex, no signal from this WRMIBS, normally detectable, as are 15825 WWCR and 15610 WEWN. Probably an anomaly rather than another cutback (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Jan 16 at 0419, WINB is still on. Yes, on UT Mondays only the last program on the schedule starts at 0400, `Worship at Home`, with end time never specified. 

BTW, 7505v, Jan 16 at 0420, WRNO is off despite normal run to 0500* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4870-, Jan 15 at 0755, JBA carrier, typical offset of Wamena, RRI. Could it be propagating already? Yes, I figure the approx. sunset there circa 0830, since it`s in the UT+9 zone, easternmost Papua and almost on the Equator. Wamena is not among the Indonesian cities at, but it does show Jaya Pura SS at 0854. WRTH and Aoki have sign-on at *0800. Only other 4870 broadcaster is AIR, clearly way too early for that and not even scheduled to be on at this hour (never mind the imaginary LV del Upano, Ecuador, which survives only in Aoki) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4940.0, Jan 16 at 0407, open carrier of dead air at S9+. Thought it might be YHWH but he`s active on 5792. A VOA São Tomé frequency but scheduled only briefly at 2030-2100. VOA is audible now on 4930 Botswana in English, S9+10, and a weaker 4960 carrier from algo, where VOA STP is also scheduled. They have 5 x 100 kW SW transmitters at Pinheira. 

Let us dismiss the long-gone 4940 Perú and Venezuela stations which remain in Aoki; altho WRTH 2017 still has R. San Antonio, Perú as irregular. DSWCI Tropical Bands Monitor does not show any activity from either LA, any month in 2016y; on 4940, only VOA STP, and V of Strait, China, where it`s noon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1824 UT January 16