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Glenn Hauser logs September 5-6, 2019

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Sept 5 at 1401, PMS on and strong enough to tell her modulation is squealing, like WWCR-1, WEWN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BAHAMAS. While looking up CAYMAN info at I search for Bahamabeacons, and find only three listed. All appear to be away from Hurricane Dorian path so may still be operating, FYI:
526, ZLS, Stella Maris, [Long Island], 500 watts
376, ZIN, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, 400 watts
281, ZSJ, Cockburn Town, San Salvador, 2000 watts

** CANADA. 413 kHz, Sept 6 at 0547 UT, ND beacon YHD and dash, which is 250 watts from Dryden, Ontario. I was tuned to 412-USB.

346 kHz, Sept 6 at 0615 UT, ND beacon YXL and dash, 500 watts from Sioux Lookout, Ontario; I was tuned to 347-USB. Dozing off, there have been more below. Glad to hear that not all the Y-stations have been decommissioned yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS. 415 kHz, Sept 6 at 0546, my NDB search downward is off to a good start with CBC, which is 600 watts from Cayman BraC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10960, 11070, 11150, Sept 6 at 1355, JBA carriers, all three on *jammed SOH frequencies per Aoki/NDXC. VP propagation today but these can hardly be coincidental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 10000, Sept 5 at 0550, WWVH YL announcement about MARS exercises, but now it`s generic, no specifix; ``aloha`` concludes just in time for next timecheck at 0550:45 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Sept 6 at 0538 during TA carrier search, q.v., also one here slightly stronger and steadier which I know is far more likely to be TP, i.e. R. Kiribati already ~an hour after LSS in the UT+14 = UT-10 zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Unfortunately awake before 1200 UT Sept 6, I check lowband for the usual SRS stations: 540, 550, 610, 650, 700, 710, 740. 550 and 700 are playing different NA versions at hourtop; 650 concluding `Buenos Dias, Yarderos` just before 1200, i.e. XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa, and then always weaker 610, XEGS Guasave joins // for news. 

700, Sept 6 at 1205, ``La Poderosa de Parral, 90.3``, i.e. XEGD, Chihuahua where 5/1 kW can be hyped as ``powerful``.

740, making horrible LAH on minus side of KRMG which soon takes over. We know this one is XEQN Torreón, Coahuila.

Enid sunrise today: 1207 UT. Also around 1205 Sept 6, tried 870 for XETAR, but dominated by Spanish gospel huxter from south, presumably KFJZ Fort Worth, but in new NRC AM Log it is still shown as ETHnic: Hindi, and other sources say BizTalk Radio (in English)! Could this really be Mexican? No, new IRCA Log shows only two others in Oaxaca, Guerrero, not religious and very unlikely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, September 5 at 0543, surprised to find RNZI good on here at unsked time, so replacing 9700? NO, // very good 9700 is still on too and stronger, so both transmitters are running in AM. This may be another Thursday-maintenance test anomaly. BTW, 6170 is much stronger than adjacent 6165 RHC. By 0558, 6170 is off; at 0602 both 5945 and 9700 are on, and 9700 does not go off until late at 0603*, unusual (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1998, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Sept 5 at 0548, VON is on at S9+20 with African music, drumming prélude to 0600 Hausa. One never know whether this will be on or AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Sept 6 at 1659 UT check, KOKB Blackwell is still
OFF. You`d never know it from (Glenn

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 contents: Antarctica, Argentina, Ascension, Australia, Bahamas, Brasil, Chad non, Colombia, Cuba and non, Hong Kong non, India, International Waters and non, Iraq, Ireland non, Korea North, México, New Zealand, Oklahoma, Oman, Romania, Russia, Sudan, Taiwan, UK, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1998 is available as of 0350 UT Friday September 6
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1030 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Aug
17?] ND
1430 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 9330.16v, Sept 5 at 1421, WBCQ is JBA probably with a NOAA Weather Radio relay; now moved up the coast from Daytona?

9330.190v, Sept 6 at 1400, WBCQ JBA talk in measured tones of NOAA robot rather than Brother HyStairical; 1401 fades up a bit, definitely NOAA Weather Radio, but can`t catch any local mentions, let alone ID or WBCQ ID. Dorian is currently over the OBX of NC (and we hope DXer Rick Shaftan is evacuated or doing OK). Far enough from Grimesland not to cause VOA problems? Check for missing Martí or Bambara frequencies.

Allan twitted Sept 5: ``Allan Weiner  @AllanWBCQ Sep 5 Still storming. Still beaming on 9330khz with weather info. Blessings for folks in the Carolinas. Tune in the shortwaves when you can. Bring a portable with you. It’s fun and important``

And on Sept 4: ``Prayers to all in the hurricane path. May our Father keep pushing it to the east. Far from land. Help our brethren in the Bahama land. 9330khz on with NOAA weather reports.``

And on Sept 3: ``9330khz on with FL NOAA radio beaming south. Keep tuned in to all the shortwaves. Much good information and entertainment. A very good alternative to main stream everything``

Really ``beaming south``?? CCW from 245 degrees WSW, which has been the nominal central beam for all WBCQ frequencies?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1650 kHz, Sept 6 at 1212 UT, rustic Mexmx and ``1650-AM, cerca de su rancho`` slogans; loops WSW which is just right to minimize 1640-KZLS, and my line noise from N/S. Must be KSVE El Paso TX, 8500/850 watts, new format after defunct ESPN-D (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search: I hear a 1 kHz het on 1000 KTOK OKC, so it`s time to resume hunting. Some editors think this is a waste, insignificant, but I know I am really getting all these signals from multiple countries, even if any audio for a ``definite ID`` is unlikely here in deep North America. Usual method: on R75, 9-kHz steps tuning USB 1 kHz below each channel to detect tell-tale hets of 1000 Hz. 

This is at 0255-0304 UT Sept 6: 531, 621, 684, 711, 774-, 837, 954, 999, 1098, 1107, 1503, 1566, 1575. 621 stands out strongest, probably Canary Islands. 774 is on the minus side, maybe something local. Often pilot 999 is most likely COPE, Madrid, Spain, by proximity and power 50 kW.

Another search at 0538-0544 Sept 6: 549, 567, 621, 711, 747, 774(2), 837, 954, 999, 1107 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KIRITIMATI

UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 4 at 0607 UT, WKY OKC nulled reveals a C2CAM station, most likely WTAD Quincy IL, or maybe KWOC Poplar Bluff MO; mixed with a sportstalk in English I will not attempt to guess (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1707 UT September 6