mercoledì 25 aprile 2018

Glenn Hauser logs April 23-24-25, 2018

** CUBA. 11985-12015 approx., {time and date omitted from original report: 2126 UT April 23} horrible distorted blob of S9+20/30, and this time enough modulation to match it by AM tuning to RHC Spanish on 11840, 11760, 11860. This is not a mixing product, but an attempt to broadcast normally on scheduled 12000. The blob seems to peak about 12002, but no specific center carrier. Cf my previous unID, which was certainly this. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1927, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

12002 approx., center of distorted blob with some program modulation, April 24 at 2134, RHC still totally out of whack. Can`t they tell this at the site or by any remote monitoring? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, April 25 at 1259, RHC remains spurless, with usual strange frequency announcement at this hour, that at 15 UT, 11760 will be added! Axually it`s already on. The point is, it will then be the *only* frequency still running during the early midday siesta. And also that 6100 on 49m is now closing. Nothing about all the frequencies really vigent now, such as 13740, which is NOT on yet nor at 1311, tho should have begun well before the 1300 start of 13700. Finally at 1333 recheck, 13740 has come on. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

But wait, first news at 1300 is that tomorrow at 15 UT, RHC on radio and webcast will air a special live forum celebrating its 57th anniversary, which is really on May 1, featuring some of the founders of the station (no doubt including Arnie). WTFK? Perhaps they will add some more besides the aforementioned 11760? Here`s info from website:

``Realizará Radio Habana Cuba Foro Online por su 57 aniversario (+Podcast) 

La Habana, 24 abr (RHC) Este 26 de abril Foro Online por el Aniversario 57 de Radio Habana Cuba. Nuestras ondas radiales y redes sociales transmitirán en vivo entrevistas a fundadores, testimonios de sus trabajadores y anécdotas relacionadas a esta voz amiga que recorre el mundo.

En la Revista Cuba Online y desde nuestros perfiles oficiales en Facebook y Twitter usted podrá interactuar con un panel que dará respuestas a sus inquietudes sobre esta emisora cubana.``

Well, I have plenty of well-known inquietudes; but I would hate to be a party-pooper (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Wasted jamming department: 13820, pulsing at 1307 UT April 25, vs abandoned B-season-only R. Martí frequency. Current channel 13605 is much more heavily jammed. Before 1255 I was also hearing jamming on 7355 covering what little signal KNLS English may have had, yet another ex-Martí frequency, in the tarde. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, April 25 at 0519, no signal from TGAV, Radio Verdad, which on weeknights normally runs until about 0610* after multi-lingual sign-off, and lovely multi-stanza anthem, viz.:

8 stanzas alternating with 4 choruses, not very bloodthirsty, but emphasizing not being enslaved, and topped by declaring the quetzal superior to the condor and royal eagle; take that!

4055 is on at next check, April 25 at 1138 with hymn. 

Dr Madrid notified us April 24 that the Radio Truth webcast had been restored, via:
It worx, but there is a bit of hum, and it`s too loud with distortion on peax (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 24 at 2135 UT check, `K530AM` Vance AFB is still open carrier/dead air (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7296-USB, April 25 at 0219, contrarian net of hams on USB, NOT LSB as conventional on 40m, (and NOT AM, either where such modes also congregate close to bandedge; are there similar opposite spots on other bands, such as LSB on 20/15/10m?). KJ5GD, Al, with much stronger W5NQH, Dave; technical chats. ARRL says W5NQH is: Johnson, David J, Odessa, TX 79761.

Apparently a regular net, but have not caught its name or schedule. Searching my archive not on the frequency but on KJ5GD finds all these 40m logs in USB. Note all the times are in the 02+ UT hour, but different days of week:

``7296-USB, Dec 2 [2017] at 0214, the contrarian net of hams on USB instead of LSB on 40m. Main one heard is K9WT discussing propagation, equipment work. Also with KJ5GT. ARRL/FCC lookup shows K9WT is VENDELY, JOHN A, Malabar, FL 32950-3603.

7275.0-USB, May 16 [2016] at 0224, informal ham net on USB, yes, upper instead of lower sideband on 40m. Gabbing about previous Dayton Hamvention rainy, 17m band being almost dead for a week, how aeronautical equipment funxions on USB only, which maybe has something to do with this anomaly. KJ5GT is one call I am fairly sure of; less sure about WD0Z, W8IMC, KM4V, as no one bothers with fonetix, and they all slur calls or are too weak.

7269.0, Sept 7 [2015] at 0212, a net of hams on USB, not LSB. If it has a name, I have yet to hear it, and the exact frequency changes around here from night to night. KJ5GT, who is CHAVEZ, ALFRED A, in Albuquerque on his S9+25 signal says he went on a 50-mile bike ride today east of the mountains where the temp was a comfortable 77 degrees; also yesterday went ``200`` miles south (presumably by auto) to Alamogordo for a hamfest, but not much of interest in overpriced gear. At 0218 over to W9RAN portable 0 who is in Columbus NE about to fold up as a storm approaches. At 0220 I find another USB ham but weak on 7290.0.

7261.0-USB, August 1 [2015] at 0232, I am bandscanning thru the 40/41 mb in USB mode to find something besides hams, but here`s a ham in USB mode! Ragchewer finally IDs as KJ5GT, I think, no fonetix, and his Js sounds like his Gs; much weaker contact is also in USB mode. I guess LSB on 40m is a convention, not a requirement, so why not? ARRL shows: CHAVEZ, ALFRED A, KJ5GT, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87110`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1927 contents: Antarctica, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Biafra and non, Bougainville, Canary Islands, Chad non, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Kuwait, Mongolia, North America, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia non, South Carolina non, Swaziland, Uganda non, UK, USA, Vietnam; Alexa; and the propagation outlook

Was ready for first airings April 24: confirmed Tue Apr 24 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, poor, but unusually stronger than // 9455 still in effect; also on both at 2130, with 9455 at S4-S6 vs noise level at S2, and 7780 at S5-S8 but 100% readable. Not confirmed at WBCQ`s first chance, Tue Apr 24 at 2330 on 9330v-CUSB – music playing at 2331, presumably from TOMBS; as WOR appearances have become sporadic, hit-and-miss.

Confirmed Wed Apr 25 at 1030 on WRMI 9455, as I am unfortunately awake, reconfirmed both on air and propagating well for a change. 
Chris Krug in Tulsa agrees: ``GM Glenn, just wanted to let you know WOR is on loud and clear this morning on 9455. (I didn’t tune in till 1043 actually), great copy, good to have you back! Chris KC5IIE Tulsa, OK SDRplay RSP1A 40m loop``. Next:

Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [to resume April 28]
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [to resume April 28]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE [not last two weeks; canceled?]
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [to resume April 29]
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to S [? not last week], 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1928?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1928?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:

** U S A. 3215, April 25 at 0518, WWCR-1 is off again tonight; how come? #1 transmitter seems OK, JBA as usual in daytimes on 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, April 25 at 1206 UT, self-promotion for jobs at Alpha Media; see or contact a P O Box in Lebanon MO, into talk show. It`s KBNN Lebanon MO, 5 kW daytimer/500 watt PSRA. Need to aim E/W by nulling KMMJ Nebraska N/S. However, the website says Alpha Media is in Farmingdale NY, software developers. Not spelt; could it be Alfa Media? No, that is even further away, in Germany! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** U S A. 990, April 25 at 1158 UT, open carrier atop CCI, so I keep listening expecting a formal daytimer sign-on; dream on. Is making a SAH of 138/minute = 2.3 Hz. By 1159 UT, English ad for Missouri Soybean Growers,, and CBS News bong. Only MO on 990 is: KRMO Cassville, Farm+ format, 2500/47 watts U1, but not CBS per NRC AM Log; more likely that is from KWAM Memphis TN. 

990, By 1201 UT April 25, Spanish as `La Voz del Evangelio`, but may be program name rather than station. Anyhow, I am quite sure the SS is the usual KFCD Farmersville TX (Metroplex) 7000/920 U4, not a daytimer, so whence the OC just before? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000, April 25 at 1214 UT, just as I null KTOK OKC, slow SAH of less than 1 Hz, immediate ID in passing as ``KKIM AM 1000``, which is Albuquerque NM, 10000/53 watts U1 and also PSRA of 12.2 watts. Yeah, right, another cheater on day power already, ahead of official April FCC sunrise of 1230 UT. But what would you expect from a licensee called Wild West Radio Corporation, yet religionous? In May, LSR will be 1200 UT, so they`ll have to cheat earlier than that. At 1215 UT, Chicago mentioned, could be KKIM gospel program source rather than WMVP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, April 25 at 0545 UT, praise songs in Spanish, S9+10, deep fadeout and backup, with fast SAH, signature of KIJN Farwell TX, perpetually cheating 10 kW ``daytimer`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, April 25 at 1217 UT, sounds like Mother Angelica, true to her nunnish calling, advocating whacking children; this and more bad advice are greeted by roars of laughter from her audience (nulliparous females?). No WEWN in English mornings on SW anymore to compare, but by 1230 UT, EWTN mentioned in a call-in (long ago?). Loops NE/SW, i.e. KEXS Excelsior Springs (KC market) MO. By nulling, soon one may choose Protestants from KAAY Little Rock AR, rather than KMXA Aurora CO which is now secular Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1130, April 24 at 2135 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is not SNAFU at the moment, back in whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1140, April 25 at 1203 UT, immediate ID at tune-in, KXRB and Sioux Falls SD news items. Not hard to overcome KRMP OKC. To me, 1140 will always be KSOO, like in the NRC AM Log 2017-2018 as the call swap with 1000 kHz came post-publication. But I hear two or three other stations on 1000. Whatever, still 10/5 kW U2 on 1140, no doubt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, April 25 at 1143-1145: 756, 828, strongest 846(2?), 1098 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11810-USB, approx., April 25 at 0527, INTRUDERS, weak 2-way in tonal language. Band funxional with weak Brazilians, strong Enzedder on 11725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11885, April 25 at 0528, pop songs, language unknown, S2-S5 past 0531 when sounds like praise song in English. Only thing in HFCC is CNR at 03-12, 50 kW, 230 degrees from Urumqi. More specifically from EiBi: PBS Xinjiang in Uighur. Likewise Aoki/NDXC. Could it be a test from KNLS? Scheduled on 11885 only at 08 for an hour in Mandarin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13564.36 approx., April 25 at 1305, JBA beacon ID as RF continually. LWCA still has no location for this other than gridsquare EM96 which corresponds to WV or VA, but as of 4/18 log on 13564.330

Someone called Finman started it last November, explained here with lots of responses, 3 pages so far:,38588.0.html
Nothing about location of course, but ``glad it`s making it to the west coast``, where it must not be. BTW, HFU pages periodically display an ad for such cheap Part 15 mini-transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1748 UT April 25