venerdì 30 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 30, 2018

** ALASKA. 3250, Nov 30 at 0246, JBA carrier rapidly cutting on and off, as I listen from 3249-USB tuning. Slightly stronger at 0252. Tnx tip from Walt Salmaniw at 0201 UT:

``Hearing and watching HAARP at 0150 to 0200 UT. Might be off for now, again, with out of this worldly tones and interesting patterns on the SDR as shown: HAARP 3250 kHz 01h56 30Nov2018 Victoria.JPG [visible in the WOR iog] 73, Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC``

How did he know; was there a twittip? Was HAARP back on when I tuned? Any further activity and frequencies offing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 30 at 0702, RHC English news at S9+20, from The Cuban One still on air, and not about to cut off either this time, still at 0713. By then I`m checking 31m, and guess what, 9535 also has much weaker RHC English // 6000, but the undermodulation levels are about the same. A few times before I`ve heard English extension on 9535 supposed to be Spanish-only until 0600* only. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13834, Nov 30 at 1427, here we go again with RHC-FM spurs, first one around here; can tell it`s RHC Spanish mod, but none are at all clear even with FM tuning. Another about 13772 and weak 13906, so these are at ~72 kHz multiples from source 13700-AM. And the 13772 is way too close to the other AM frequency 13780! At 1430 during IS & theme, further traces then found around 13565, 13495. 

1512 recheck, 13780 is off, 13700 still on but now the spurs are much reduced, such as circa 13760 now. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Nov 30 at 1353, S3-S4 song weaker than Juche adjacent 3320 but no problem separating, brief announcement could be English, 1355 more music thru hourtop to 1405 announcements and fading to JBA by 1412. Only one signal, presumed VOI via 10 kW ND Palangkaraya, supposedly in English until 1400, then Indonesian. 

Our sunrise today 1324 UT on the way to latest of year in about 5 weeks circa 1344; our earliest sunset is already next week at 2316.

Only one signal and again presumed not NBC Bougainville, which Ron Howard had last reported going off at 1111* Nov 5; before that, as of Oct 22 he said it was always off before 1200; and on Oct 14 it was not even on at 1058. Unfortunately Ron does not expect to be back at the dials for another sesquimonth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** INDONESIA. 3344.87 approx., Nov 30 at 1356 while monitoring 3325 for Palangkaraya, I also find a JBA carrier around this signature off-frequency or RRI Ternate, recently reactive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 13725, Nov 30 at 1429, NHK IS on fair signal, surprise since barely making it on 11815 even with Turkey off. O, this one is 500 kW due east via FRANCE, 1430 opening Persian semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11815.007, Nov 30 at 1415 tune-in to big open carrier, and off. Must be VOT with problem, uncovering JBA carrier from Japan direct --- relative reception of these two varies hugely from one day to next. Recheck at 1423, TRT back on at S9+10 with Turkish music slightly distorted when I measure it, not 11815.7 today.

12035.022, Nov 30 at 1416, VOT English sufficient but not as strong as Turkish on 11815.007, during Friday `Letterbox` promising QSL by post; 1419 program outro and final `Question of the Month` for November, reply deadline today, which I still can`t copy (announcer accent does not help), but the multiple-choice answers include 96, 98 and 90-something. Just by guessing there`s a 1/3 chance of winning, too easy? or why not enter thrice for a nice gift? After that I think there`s a drawing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Nov 30 at 0705, WRMI Oldies in MUF luck propagating this time to S9+10 of ``Alice`s Restaurant`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Nov 30 at 0704, PPPP back in his grave as no signal from WTWW-1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. Jeff White reported early UT Nov 30: ``WRMI begins airing a new program, Supreme Master TV (, on November 30 at 1500-1800 UTC on 15,770 kHz seven days per week. Additional hours of SMTV may appear on other WRMI frequencies at other times. SMTV originates in Vietnam and broadcasts in English and a variety of other languages. The programs promote issues such as world peace, veganism, animal rights and global warming [sic]. Sample program titles include: Cinema Scene, Healthy Living, Science and Spirituality, Nature's Beauty, and Secrets of the Universe. You can also hear various types of music, including music from Vietnam. Your comments and reception reports on this new program are welcome at

Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA

Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-863-467-0185``

I opined at 0538: ``Not heard any yet, but the website gives off bad vibes --- like a cult. For starters a bit of modesty in titling rather than Supreme Master would help, and BTW the Master is a woman (I guess Mistress might be misconstrued), [Ching Hai]. Promoting good stuff like humanitarianism and veganism, but also with religious godly exceptionalism. Reminds of Aum Shinrikyo, or Jim Jones? Beware. Glenn`` Also beware: website autolaunches audio-video without permission.

15770, Nov 30 at 1502, S9+20 of dead air on WRMI, but 1503 bits of music on and off, then YL lexure in English about animal protexion and welfare laws, in an Indian state where nims have the same rights as humans; other items about Israel, Belgium, England. More at; 1507 repetitive catch-phrases, etc., and fading down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1651 UT November 30