venerdì 27 aprile 2018

Glenn Hauser logs April 26-27, 2018

** CANADA [and non]. 7852 approx., April 27 at 0027, bonker is QRMing CHU 7850! Something new, but believe I also noticed yesterday. Steady anvil bangs at rate of 96/minute, which conflicts with CHU at 60 pips per minute. Could avoid by tuning LSB for CHU, except it`s on USB only. Bonker, begone! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, April 26 at 1422, pulse jamming vs nothing, as often appears here for no historical reason, presumed +50 kHz stray/spur out of the 11930 pileup against R. Martí. The same thing happens at night with 6080, also 50 kHz above 6030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, April 26 at 1501, RHC opening special anniversary show as publicized yesterday, on only SW frequency normally active after 1500 and only one announced. Quick check of others on 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 MHz finds none. 1504 introduces four panelists from management, not including minor figure Arnie, but we do hear him for a couple minutes at 1517 in a clip someone else produced, one of his multiple historical bits from `En Contacto`. 

This show was promoted on website not only in Spanish but also English (at least), but the program is entirely in Spanish. They are prompting online paeans from fans, many of which are quoted, and some apparently in own voices. At 1520, someone refers to listening on 15230, but it must not be right now. 1523 mentions having relayed Voice of Vietnam during the War (a topic recently discussed in our WOR group, DXLD; that was in English for US). 

1539 about plans to add three languages: Maya-Quiché, Aymara, and Suajili --- I do not catch whether this is a future plan or a long abandoned past plan. (BTW, what became of Italian, which was added a year or two ago to their website, but not to broadcasts? Oh oh, is ``Errore: Manutenzione del sito`` -- at least the error message is in Italian; otherlang pages such as français are fully funxional. Something`s always wrong at RHC). 

1602 news headlines and resuming show, but tune-out. Could have lasted another bihour. I put up with overblown constant self-congratulation and swipes at Imperialism to glean the above tidbits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, April 27 at 0018, RHC Spanish finally back in whack, almost, after several days of huge distorted crackling blobs. Now it`s  S9+25, stronger than // 11840, merely lightly distorted and splattering plus/minus 13 or so. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I did not check previous night, but apparently already fixed then, per a report not mentioning any problem, from Luis H. Esquivel: ``Hello, spotted Radio Habana Cuba on 12000 kHz, 0310 UT 4.26.18 (35433) running their musical program La Trova Cubana, into Retratos De Jazz (musical program about international jazz) at 0330! Hmmm, a harmonic of their 6000 kHz? No, checking 6000 and the English programming was running at the time there. 73 de K6LHE`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 11950, April 27 at 0020, S9+30 of dead air, as RadioCuba sloppyrators have failed to turn it off circa 0000 after `Mesa Redonda`. Lots of other RHC on same band now, 11670, 11700, 11760, 11830, 11840, 11850, 12000. Should produce some leapfrogs, so I check 12140, which would be 11760, another 190 kHz above 11950, but not even a JBA carrier to be heard on 12140; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7210-LSB, April 27 at 0037, the Cuban/exile ham radio war is still raging here, same bit of Spanish music played repeatedly to jam other Spanish talkers, also other noises; meanwhile, ATM 7200-LSB is free of all-American naughtihams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, April 27 at 0041, pirate music at S5-S6, 0042 long pause, and more, past 0100 with no TOH ID when pirates should also be *required* to ID. Also unID for these:,42080.0.html

** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-AM, April 27 at 0042, weird sounds, 0051, country/rock song, 0055 Irish? song; past 0100 with no ID; 0104 ``Pinball Wizard`` cut short for some other song. Still going at 0133 with rock music at S9 to S9+10. Meter moves a bit with modulation, so carrier is slightly reduced. Is right between two LSB SS peskies on 6900 & 6910. Finally at 0143, ID twice as ``Welcome to Seven Trees Radio, 6-9-0-5`` with a hotmail address, and off at 0144:15*. Many more logs here:,42082.0.html

** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 26 at 1945 UT check, K530AM Vance AFB still on with dead air; what a waste of 10? Watts (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, April 26 circa 0555 UT, I find KOSU OKC stuck in a loop of what sounds like a heavily processed voice in a couple of syllables, sometimes one, with slight variations from one to the next. This goes on and on with no breaks until 0613 when finally fires a standard canned KOSU/KOSN/KOSR cool ID by Jenifer Reynolds, who hasn`t been on staff for many years, and back to The Spy music:
This is not the first time I have heard something like this emitted by KOSU out of whack. No telling how long it was ongoing before I intuned this time (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7335, April 27 at 0035, Romanian QRM adds to the jamming and Radio Martí, but comes in third. Sounds the same as on clear but weaker // 9790, i.e. 0000-0200 RRI to North America. Simultaneous RRI English one-hour with classical music is on clear 7375 and weaker // 9730. 

A monumental failure of coördination to be blamed on IBB/OCB, which unexpectedly picked 7335. Current HFCC shows it 0000-0700 effective 25 March along with everything else, but 7335 was not in earlier HFCC versions. RRI should QSY for its own good. BTW, they`re lucky 7375 is not getting jammed by Cuba as an ex-Martí frequency, like 7355 still is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9329.685v-CUSB, April 26 at 1428, TOMBS via WBCQ. Light het from presumed ARMENIA on 9330.0. Currently is residing considerably on the low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, April 27 a few seconds before *0115, SLBC carrier cuts on weakly but enough to make out the 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:05 precisely. At least their offness seems now consistent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 7445, April 27 at 0033, kid voices singing and unison chanting in SW Asian language, S9 peaking at S9+25. HFCC shows it`s BBC in Prs, which means Dari, a recent addition 5 April, 0030-0100 eastward from Woofferton, then switching to OMAN for semihourly alternations with Pashto to 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6739-USB, April 26 at 0624, crypto alfanumeric fonetik message from US military, S9+20; a tone intrudes at each pause; ``This is Criteria, out``. 1625 resumes with ID and key of first six characters, ON5CAQ (or was it DN5CAQ, as I sleepily scribbled?). 0625 proceeds to repeat the entire sequence which I don`t bother to copy, zzz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1927 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 25 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, and two words behind on WBCQ 7490v. About equal levels, S9-S7. Not confirmed, Wed Apr 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, while TOMBS continues past 2331, and sounds // 5129.83 JBA. Once again, Thu Apr 26 at 2331, TOMBS music, no WOR. 

I`ve previously asked AW whether he intends to keep WOR on this daily schedule, but no response, other than it showing up occasionally, last time being Sunday April 22. Lacking that, there are no SW airings of WOR now on UT Thursday or Friday. Unless notified that 9330 is canceled for us, I`ll keep them on the roster with provisos:

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. 7490, UT Friday April 27 at 0031, WBCQ with a guy describing how to make different ice cream flavors, John on `Voice of the Report of the Week`? NO! It`s Allan Weiner. Must be replay of an AWWW I haven`t heard. VORW had been scheduled during this hour but now it`s an ``Available Time Slot``, typically filled FTTB by AWWW.

Thursday evening anyway is still the major launch of each VORW episode on multiple WRMI frequencies. I do hear the self-absorbed guy before 0100 on 7730, 9395 and 9455 --- and again after 0100 on 5850 and 7780. The WRMI transmission skedgrid now shows 5950 on air with VORW on UT Fridays only, but it`s not, nor was it during WOR UT Monday at 0130. The blue System D program schedule below contradictorily still claims all three frequencies in use at 0100-0200 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, April 25 at 2009, a rare ``sighting`` of WJHR, gospel huxter with US accent audible, of course none other the eponymous John Hill, his deadself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9462.1 & 9487.9, April 26 at 1432, WTWW SFAW on 9475 putting out the usual weak minus/plus 12.9 kHz spur carriers which are associated with the #2 transmitter (5085/9930), now around a #1 frequency. Whenever 5085 is on at night, the same parasites infest it. 9930 is never on any more, and I don`t hear them around 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, April 27 at 1945 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS has reverted to SNAFU mode of carrier and modulation cutting on and off irregularly, mixed with steady faster noise bursts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1340, April 27 at 0102 UT, classic country music is dominating for a minute or two until silly baseball game takes over. Most of the 1340s around here are sports, including closest KGHM Midwest City = OKC, but I check them all in adjacent states to find three possibilities with C&W per the NRC AM Log: KAND Corsicana TX, KSMO Salem MO, KGKG Salida CO. FWIW, on the east-west antenna; a bit early for CO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0507 UT April 27