lunedì 24 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 23-24, 2017

** CUBA. 6000 & 6145, April 23 at 0544 check of the Cuban Five RHC English frequencies: these two are just barely modulated; 6100 is fair, 5040 loud, 6060 louder with American protest/folk song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, UT Monday April 24 at 0003, RHC is in Kriyol here, not Esperanto; did not have a chance to check at 2230 or 2300 on this or other frequencies, none of which had it a week ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Correxion: I must withdraw my ``kudos`` to Arnie for avoiding collision with The Mighty KBC, the first UT Sunday after he moved RHC from 6165 to 6145. I so wanted to say something nice about him. You will recall that April 16 at 0100 I found that RHC had gone back to 6165, leaving 6145 to KBC. I did not listen to the rest of the hour, assuming that was a deliberate move to avoid interference until 0200. But a delayed report from Ken Zichi in the MARE Tipsheet shows that RHC was back on 6145 already by 0125:

``GERMANY: 6145 The Mighty KBC w/Uncle Eric's Giant Juke Box about equal with R Havana Cuba which made it pretty unpleasant to listen to, but the digital mode made it through pretty OK: Arrangement in the dining room of the Dutch ambassador's residence in Washington for Dutch Tup [Tulip] Days. (Sic. as received) Inline image 2, 4+353+2 kinda fluttery & serious co-channel QRM from Cuba, in EE 0125-0135 16/Apr SB-310 + randomwire--Zichi MI``

The following week on April 23, as I reported last time, RHC stayed on 6145, carrier from before 0100, for me underneath KBC modulation but atop its signal level. It was much worse for Kraig Krist in VA, who does a segment on The Giant Jukebox himself:

``6145 - Mighty KBC. 0000 UT "Dave Mason Show". S6 with static and fading. 0012 signal "improves" to S9 at times, but Dave's voice, what he is saying is difficult to understand. It's easier understanding the songs. 0034 signal S9 +10dB at times. 0053 KBC audio weakens. The signal is still S9 +10dB but something is "stepping" on the audio. At 0054 I hear singing on 6145 kHz. It's not from the Mighty KBC! 0055 the Mighty KBC is getting crushed. At 0100 I discover the cause of the interference. It's Radio Habana Cuba with their English program on 6145 kHz. From 0100 the Mighty KBC is useless on 6145! 73, (Kraig, KG4LAC, Krist, April 24, dxldyg via DXLD)``

So QSY to 9925 cannot come soon enough, but supposed to be one more week on 6145 (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900.01-AM, April 24 at 0010, C&W music at S8, 0012 talk over music; some QRM from Spanish peskies on LSB (normal inhabitants here so avoided by pirates), evitable by USB tuning. 0033 S7, lo-fi and somewhat distorted music, no announcements heard. 0040 wild SFX mixing with mx and now up to S9; 0045 more LSB peskies. These logs say it was Unknown Name Radio Network again:,34416.0.html
as previously heard on 6880 and other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6912.5-AM, April 24 at 0037, very weak music at S4, unID pirate, also unID per these logs of electronic dance music:,34417.0.html

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday April 23 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, fair, about 3 minutes in so started circa 0325. Also confirmed Sunday April 23 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday April 24 after 0300 on Area 51 webcast; and very poor in noise level at 0325 check on WBCQ 5130v. Not confirmed Monday April 24 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, because another repeat of the `Bye, Bye Sitkunai` hour special has been playing since 0300 like exactly one week ago; as I suspected might happen. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Note: 9455 is still not activated as of April 23, and when it is, unclear whether will still be // 9955, 15770 and 5850 at above WOR times like former 6855 was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, April 23 at 0547, no signal from WWCR. Must be off; higher frequencies from Tennessee about one megameter away are reduced to very poor level: not unusual on 49m, but very unusual on 60: 5085 WTWW, 4840 WWCR, so figured 3215 would still be inbooming if on. WWV reported:

``Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 22 April follow.
Solar flux 84 and estimated planetary A-index 54.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 23 April was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are expected``

** U S A. 5980, April 24 at 0006, weak signal with DGS // 5935 WWCR-2. It`s the leapfrog mixing product normally not radiating until much later, because WWCR-4 transmitter is running S9+40 of dead air on 5890; at 45 kHz separations. #4 does not start 5890 until 0200 weekdays, later on weekends, and per program schedule is off the air between 4 and 10 pm CT Sundays, still with wrong UT conversion at right margin as ``22-04``! 

This would have blocked R. Chaski, Per, if it were still on the 5980 air until 0103v*. Claudio Galaz in Chile found that missing before 2400 UT April 20, last heard on April 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, April 24 at 0002, WWRB is already on tonight with anti-Democratic political huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** U S A. 770, April 23 at 1214 UT, steady signal mentions and loops N/S. Surely it`s my nearest at that angle after sunrise here, KAAM Garland (Metroplex) TX. But that station is not licensed to Crawford, and the website shows their only 770 is KCBC San Francisco (Manteca) CA, certainly not what I am hearing with its lobes into the Pacific, even if on 50 kW cardioid day pattern. KAAM program schedule
states merely `public affairs`` for 7-7:30 am Sundays. Apparently they carry some Crawford program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1030, April 23 at 1221 UT, IDs as ``Real Country 1030 AM, KCWJ`, i.e. Blue Springs (Independence) MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1140, April 23 at 1223 UT, jazz show with classic performances from 1948, 1949; 1241 UT Miles and the Nonet. Tight DF for NE/SW, atop some SS QRM from AR or NL, 1258 UT finally YL talkover mentions Kansas City, so KCXL Liberty MO, now on 4 kW non-direxional day power. Name of show in passing sounded like ``Neon Jazz``, but program schedule lists `Neon Beat` at 6-8 am CT and all afternoons Saturdays & Sundays, otherwise far-right extremist talk shows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0418 UT April 24