quinta-feira, 15 de março de 2018

ARLD012 DX news

ARLD012 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KK9A, ON4EI, W2TT, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News,
DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN will be QRV as
9Y4/home calls from March 19 to 31 from Tobago, IOTA SA-009.
Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK.  This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest.  QSL to home calls.

BHUTAN, A5.  Zorro, JH1AJT, Jin, JF1IST and Champ, E21EIC are QRV as
A5A until March 18.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY.  There is a focus on using FT8 as well.  QSL via JH1AJT.

IRELAND, EI.  Oliver, ON4EI will be QRV as EI8GQB from March 18 to
28.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly green energy.
He will be active as EI7T in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest.  For QSL see QRZ.com .

NEW CALEDONIA, FK.  Alex, 5B4ALX will be QRV as FK/5B4ALX from March
20 to April 4.  Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and JT65.  This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest.  QSL via IZ4AMS.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY.  Hartwig, DL7BC is QRV as FY/DL7BC/p near Cayenne
until March 26.  He plans to be active as TO2BC in the BARTG RTTY
contest and the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL to home

JERSEY, GJ.  Kazu, JK3GAD is QRV as MJ0CFW until March 18.  He will
be active as MJ5Z in the Russian DX contest.  QSL via LoTW.

HONDURAS, HR.  Dave, VE3VSM is QRV as VE3VSM/HR9 from Roatan Island,
IOTA NA-057, until March 19.  Activity is holiday style on 20 and 15
meters using CW.  This includes being an entry in the Russian DX
contest.  QSL direct to home call.

  Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 for three
months.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW and

AUSTRIA, OE.  Operators RW3AH and HB9RB will be QRV as 4U1A in the
Russian DX contest from one of the stations at the Vienna
International Centre.  QSL through UA3DX.

.  While preparing for the 2018 World Radio Team
Championship, operators OH6KZP and OH6UM will be QRV as OH0X in the
Russian DX contest.  QSL via OH2TA.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Andreas, DK5ON is QRV as PJ2/DK5ON until March 27.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters, and possibly 160 meters, using CW,
SSB, RTTY and other digital modes.  This includes being an entry in
the Russian DX contest and the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest.  QSL to home call.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  John, KK9A will be QRV as PJ4/KK9A from March 19 to
25.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  He
plans to be QRV as PJ4R in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest as a Single Op/All Band entry.  QSL via WD9DZV.

  A group of operators are QRV as TJ3TT until March 29.
Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL direct to I2YSB.

Members of the Tifariti Gang and DXFriends
are QRV as TN5R from Brazzaville until March 19.  Activity is on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via EA5RM.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Ross, W2TT and John, AF3K will be
QRV as VP5/home calls from Caicos, IOTA NA-002, from March 20 to 27.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and MSK
on 6 meters.  This includes being active as VP5P in the upcoming CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL VP5P via W2TT.

INDIA, VU.  Special call AU2ODI is QRV until March 19 to celebrate
the 2018 East India Ham Meet at Puri Beach, Odisha.  Activity is on
40, 20 and 15 meters.  QSL via VU2GIN.

MEXICO, XE.  Special event station 6E3MAYA will be QRV from March 17
to 21 from several regions in Mexico to commemorate Maya culture.
QSL via XE3N.

BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW from March 19
to April 10.  Max, DK1MAX will join him and be active as XT2MAX from
March 23 to April 2.  Activity will be on the HF bands, including 6
meters, using CW and FT8.  QSL XT2AW via M0OXO and XT2MAX direct to

Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, Louisiana QSO Party, Virginia QSO Party,
Feld Hell Sprint and the UBA 80-Meter Spring SSB Contest are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Bucharest Contest and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are
scheduled for March 19.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt
are scheduled for March 21.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see March 2018 QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
DX Bulletin 12  ARLD012
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  March 15, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org>


[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13-14, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 13 at 0615, CB is off again; also off March 14 at 0232 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA [non]. Further chex of RAE relays via WRMI, Mon March 12:
March 12 at 1900, again no RAE German on 9395, instead Oldies // 9455, and from 1958 past 2000, 9395 still Oldies, not RAE Italian, while 9455 breaks off for variety programming, see USA: WRMI.
Recall that these alleged M-F transmissions scheduled effective January 8 were also missing until they finally appeared exactly one month ago on February 12. Apparently lost in the shuffle again due to confusion with DST affecting other transmissions (and/or the clox on the servers in question --- but AFAIK these two are not showing up at any time on any frequency).
5950, at 2200 March 12, no signal from RAE Spanish; it`s always weak here but should be able to detect it. By 2231 it`s on and JBA with tango? Must have come up late. M-F only.
7780, at 2330 March 12, confirmed in French, RAE. M-F only.
9395, UT Tue March 13 at 0118, RAE English has indeed shifted back to 0100 start instead of 0200 during standard time, but now it`s got a new //, 9455! Discussion of a bandone?n player.
9395, March 13 after 1900 and 2000, RAE German and Italian are still AWOL, Oldies instead. Wonder for how many weeks this time?
9455, March 14 at 0131 check, RAE English interviewing an Argentine expat in New York, same kind of show they were doing almost a year ago. Now 9455 is S9+10, much stronger than // 9395, the original and still only publicized frequency. (But the other WRMI on 9 MHz is now S9+20 on 9955 with no jamming vs gospel huxter.)
9455 confirmed still // 9955 for RAE Portuguese an hour earlier than before, March 14 at 1100, both very good today. So in most of Brasil, this broadcast was at 10 am local until a month ago, then 9 am when Brasil went off DST, now 8 am since FL goes on DST, as if that should have any impact in the target. (FL is considering legislation to stay on DST of UT-4 yearound, which should simplify things for WRMI!)
I expect RAE itself will be slow to catch up, if ever, with accurate real time and frequency changes for all these (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1921, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ASCENSION. 15490, March 14 at 1932 on caradio, African language with typical ``Ascension hum``. It`s Hausa among others scheduled 1800-2000/2030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 7730, March 12 at 2333 during WRMI survey, a JBA carrier here and some modulation? much weaker than the weak WRMI 7780. Aoki shows another station may be on 7730 any of the 24 hours, Sound of Hope, 1 kW, so no doubt this is ChiCom CNR1 jamming. And WRMI does not come up on 7730 until 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [non]. 13670, March 14 at 1417, soft song in English with guitar, lyrix repeated include ``no one`s talking`` and ``no, no, no, no, no``, yet 1419 followed by M&W discussing in French! Aoki/NDXC shows it`s CRI French service via ALBANIA; in more confusing cross/cultural programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA: 9570 spurs
** CUBA. RHC survey on second, third and fourth days of DST; this will be rather convoluted, especially for anyone trying to restructure this to frequency order, but this is what I heard, starting Monday March 12. I have included the date with each item, seeming redundant here, but RHC and my gh credit will have to be added if rearranged:
15730 at 2231 March 12, dead air? Maybe algo, vs high noise level. Sunday March 11 at this time, it was Esperanto. 15730 by 2330 March 12 is audibly Portuguese but modulation is cutting out and distorted.
15230 at 2233 March 12 is Portuguese, while yesterday started the hour in English by mistake; 9720 at 2233 March 12 is Kriyol-la; 5040 at 2235 March 12 in Spanish.
5040 at 2300 March 12, frequency announcement is woefully incomplete: 11670, 11950, 6000, and stopping ``deja de transmitir`` 5040! -- NOT!! Still on in Spanish but should be English; maybe later, and for now // Spanish 11760, 11840 plus/minus parasites.
11950 // 6000 by 2302 March 12 are dead air, but 2303 JIP `Mesa Redonda`. In fact, 11950 // 6000 are not main RHC as the frequency announcement implied, but the separate `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack channels now one UT hour earlier. Both of them are off again during the 00-01 hour, at 0022 check March 13.
15230 at 2303 March 12 is dead air, still so at 2307, not English. 9720 is English by 2303 already. By 2330 March 12, 15230 is in Spanish // 11760 etc..
11670 is DA till 2304:20 March 12, then JIP main Spanish // 9535, 9640
5040, March 12 at 2333 is finally in English, // 9720 with some distortion on the upper
UT Tue March 13:
6060 VG at 0022 UT March 13, music in Spanish service, // 9535, 9640 distorted and CW mix?, 11670, 11760, 11840 and parasites, 15230. 5040 Kriyol-la.
9720 and 15730 are off by 0022 UT March 13.
6165 // 6000 at 0116 March 13, English with fair modulation. So confirmed back to *0100 start instead of *0200 during standard time.
5980, March 13 at 0617, multiple pulse jamming against no Radio Mart? which is still not starting until *0700; Jamming Command must have suspected it would come up an hour earlier due to DST? But jamming was always ramping up somewhat before 0700 anyway.
6100 at 0617 March 13, RHC English is S9+20 but JBM; 6165 as strong but low modulation with CCI from Japan in Arabic via France; 6060 weaker, 6000 stronger.
15370, March 13 at 1415 is putting out only weak spurs with F# tone audible on 15508 and weaker 15439; not audible circa 15302 or 15234.
March 14:
6000 & 6165, UT March 14 at 0232 are S9+10 with JBM music; 6060 Spanish off, leaving a het
9553 & 9586 approx., March 14 at 1358-1400*, matching extremely distorted spurblobs, modulation pauses matching those on source 9570 CRI relay via CUBA, during filler Chinese lesson for English, plus/minus 16-17 kHz.
15302 approx., March 14 at 1405, only weak spurblob detected this time from 15370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, [summarized on WORLD OF RADIO 1921] DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 9490, March 14 at 0227, via FRANCE, Radio Rep?blica is good S9 with NO jamming audible, ending `Encuentro Informativo` and with sked as ``9490, 9 a 11 de la noche, de lunes a domingo``, i.e. from EDT to UT = 01-03 daily and no extensions/variations on weekends any more, if that is to be believed. It`s brokered by RMI, and BTW at this hour all three Okeechobee transmitters on the band, 9395, 9455 and 9955, aimed three different direxions, are JBA here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255-, March 13 at 0631, Voice of Nigeria still AWOL (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1921, DX LISTENING DIGEST, but:
7254.922, March 14 at 0607, it`s back with Hausa at S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF channel A-48, March 14 at 1454 UT, KOCY-LP visiblizes its snowy NTSC analog Estrella TV picture from OKC, reconfirming it still exist, so I also go looking for DTV signals. KBZC-LD is briefly decoding multiple channels on RF 42, and there are Bad signals on 21 and 19, all of which imply OKC; morning area tropo enhancement, despite no such predixion by William Hepburn`s maps (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, March 13 at 0614, WWCR-4 still silent with no BS, while 5935, WWCR-2 is S9+10 with so-called University Network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 13 at 0114:57.5, tune in SLBC just in time to hear the music pr?lude bit, and 2+1 mis-timesignal until 0115:05 before opening Hindi. Now heavy flutter but a fairly good signal, probably due to the N/S equinoxial terminator facilitating grayline (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed Mon Mar 12 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.2v-CUSB, JBA; also confirmed UT Tue Mar 13 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, very good. Also confirmed Tue Mar 13 at 2030 on WRMI 7780 & 9455 (unlike a week ago when 9455 went astray); also Tue Mar 13 at 2130 on 9455 (not checked, but as I later discovered on the schedule, 7780 is now ALSO supposed to be // during this hour too!).
I haven`t finished WOR 1921 in time for these, nor for: Tue Mar 13 at 2330 on WBCQ, so 1920 replays one more time on 9330.25v-CUSB, JBA.
WORLD OF RADIO 1921 contents: Argentina non, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brasil, China, Cuba, Europe, Iran and non, Japan, Korea South, Madagascar, Nigeria and non, Russia, South Carolina non, Spain, Sudan and non, Sudan South, Taiwan, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook
Ready for first airings Wednesday March 14:
Wed 1030   WRMI 9455 to WNW [confirmed VG with higher pre-sunrise MUF]
Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 [NEW!] to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
[on caradio confirmed both with about same fair signals, OK in quiet locations only; 9955 about two seconds behind 7490]
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [confirmed, fair on 9330.2v]
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1922?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1922?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
BTW, Larry Will explains that the UT Sunday March 11 0400 WOR broadcast on Area 51, 5130- WBCQ, was ``ad-hoc``, not to be reliably continued (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WRMI survey starting March 12; this will be rather convoluted, especially for anyone trying to rearrange this into frequency order, but this is what I found. I`ve put a date with each item, making those seem redundant in my original format, but I am not adding ``WRMI`` with each one, nor my gh credit, which will have to be appended if rearranged:
9455 // 7780, Mon Mar 12 at 2010, something in Russian --- DX program `Radio Panorama` as now scheduled at 2000 Mondays, followed by `Wavescan` at 2030. Sked grid has a typo as ``9445`` for this hour!
9455 // 7780, Mon Mar 12 at 2155, `La Rosa de Tokio` hour is finishing. Previously these two frequencies had separate programming during this hour. The skedgrid confirms this.
9455 // 9955, Mon Mar 12 at 2200, `Wavescan` again, #472 for week of March 11, now on this parallel pair; while 7780 and 9395 are very poor, Oldies?
5850, Mon Mar 12 at 2232, no signal from this WRMI supposed to start at 2230, but cuts on at *2233, VG with `Yeshua`. Having problems getting going on time, like 5950 not at *2200, see ARGENTINA [non].
7780 // jammed 9955, Mon Mar 12 at 2305, `Viva Miami`; while 9395 // 9455 are now Oldies; both with VOA news circa 2330.
5850, Mon Mar 12 after 2300, still R. Tirana in English, and at 2330, R. Prague in English.
9955, Mon Mar 12 by 2333, wall of noise jamming vs Spanish, presumably Radio Libertad, now at 2315-2400 M-F.
Now from UT Tuesday March 13:
7730, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0018, `Wavescan` in progress, and from 0030 `World of Radio 1920`, both VG.
7780, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0018, RSI in Slovak (NOT 11580 as still shown on skedgrid; and is // 5850).
9395 // 9455, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0019, commercial with phone 800-764-9168, back to Oldies.
9955, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0020, Spanish gospel huxter readable vs jamming. Scheduled at 0015-0030 is `Frank & Ernest in Spanish`.
11530, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0021, Spanish about China, RTI relay; also some CCI: it is also a Sound of Hope frequency 20 hours a day and subject to CNR1 jamming. Two birds with one stone?
5950, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0021, Spanish gospel huxter. It`s the AWR-Cuba block at 0000-0030 only.
5850, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0021, Slavic song, during Slovakia in English.
5850, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0117, ``Star Wars`` theme and starting `Italian SW Panorama` to present MW & SW logs from DX Fanzine, and // much weaker 5950 and // 7780 of middle strength. I.e. this is the second part of IBC Radio at 0100-0130. Frequency usage contradicts the skedgrid which shows at 0100-0200, 7780 // 5950 with this, but 5850 going with 9395 // 9455 for `Grateful Dead`! But that can`t be right since Argentina in English is now on 9395 // 9455 at 01-02 weeknights.
11530, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0118, romantic or rather praise gospel music in Spanish. It`s the `F?mily Radio` hour at 01-02, same 160 degree azimuth as on 9955.
9955, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0118, music in Spanish with jamming. Yet sked now shows for the 0100-0130 UT Tue block: `Coming Home`.
5850 VG // weaker 7780 // weakest 5950, UT Wed March 14 at 0134, it`s Keith Perron talking about transferring discs to digital, i.e. PCJ Radio International, then plugging `Happy Station`. This is what appears misleadingly on the WRMI program skedgrid as `Media Network Plus` and on 5950 // 7780 only, while 5850 is shown as `Space Phono Radio`, but that may have been only a one- or two-shot test broadcast?
9455, March 14 after 1400, R. Eslovaquia again in unscheduled Spanish, while after 1430 at 1447 check, it`s World Music fill, and 9395 is in Oldies prior to picking up Brother Scare at 1500. It`s not clear why Slovakia need or want a third morning Spanish broadcast, already at 1030 on 9955, 1230 on 9955 and 9455 (with weekend variations)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
WRMI: See also ARGENTINA [non]; USA [+ non] WORLD OF RADIO monitoring
** U S A. 7490v, Mon Mar 12 at 2333, WBCQ with non-TOM M&W in anti-Islamic talk. That would be `Camp Constitution Radio`. Also some CCI; maybe overload or CNR1 jammer. This M-F hour used to be BS, but DST shifted him to 22-23 UT, when all three WBCQs should be BSing, 5130v and 9330v too.
7490, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0120, Timtron is talking about the 160 mb, and converting a MW-50 transmitter to SW, which then burned up. Sked does not show anything between 0100 and 1900 UT Tuesdays; must be playback of his own show or when he was infilling for AWWW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, 0120 UT March 13, WTWW-2 is on with C&W music; also 24 hours later March 14 with ham show, much stronger than competing ham show on 5130v WBCQ.
5830, March 13 at 0614, WTWW-1 seems off? Or only a JBA carrier as nothing else is listed; but 5085, March 13 at 0618, WTWW-2 is on with C&W music, usual bigsig. Neighbor 5935 WWCR is S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. During `AWR Wavescan` March 13, Jeff White gave the A-18 schedule effective March 25 for that program:
Sun 1530 15670, Nauen to Nepal & Tibet
Sun 2200 12040, KSDA to western Indonesia
Sun 1600 11950, Sofia to S India [new site]
Sun 1600  9580, Trincomalee
Those are the only times on AWR itself, not including dozens more via WRMI, KVOH, VOHA, WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, UT Tue March 14 at 0121 check, no signal from WWRB, nor on 90m. Now with DST season, WWCR starts 3215 at 0100, the station now audible, and continuing in A-18; so if WWRB needs to be on 90m after 0100, as it had been UT Sun/Mon/Tue, it will have to use 3185 or 3195. Maybe it did run 3215 before 0100 today? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 700, March 14 at 2041 UT, at a quiet parking spot in western Enid, gospel huxtress in Spanish, reverby venue and edge of groundwave coverage make copy difficult, but 2051 UT mentions ``sangre de cristo``, and I bet it`s not about the bloody New Mexico mountain range. So it`s KHSE Wylie TX (Metroplex) currently formatted with this, not Asian. Could not copy such an ID at 2100 UT, but in English did mention at least one FM translator, and then a definite ID for: KBXD, 1480, Voz Evang?lica, and alternating English and Spanish. NRC AM Log has both of these as part of the ``Radio Setecientos`` group (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, March 13 at 1922 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is still SNAFU with carrier cutting on and off and pulses mixing, as I described before.
1130, March 14 at 2040 UT check, KLEY is back in whack with ``The Wave, wheat capital`` slogan, but comes and goes and will likely go out of whack again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1200, March 13 at 2055 UT, weak signal at quiet spot in western Enid on caradio, ad mentioning I-35 exit 186 (which would be Neu Braunfels), i.e. WOAI San Antonio; and then it fades out. So a bit of skywave this early? I suppose more likely than groundwave, almost 500 miles at mid-band. Or sporadic E.
Despite one guy with a tagline pooh-poohing comparing MF to VHF for Es, I suspect there is a correlation, and more research needs to be done with ionosondes, etc. It needs to be proved that Es has a *lower* frequency limit which is above the MF BC band. It is certainly evident on the lower HF bands. Shortly I was hearing pileups on CB, indicating MUF of at least 28 MHz, and a 6m Es DXmap shows MUF up to 72 MHz over Tennessee/North Carolina by 2225 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0012 UT March 15
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 11-12, 2018

Hi Glenn, my latest HITLIST UPDATE
1) UTC offset notations amended for R Progreso & R Rebelde (Cuba) and VOA (USA)
2) Spain - R Mi Amigo International: Added links to new domain and new Facebook page. (Thanks to Mike Barraclough in WOR iog for initial tip). Original domain and Facebook links archived & retained in case of later re-activation.
Next update is expected to be 25 March at time of DST changes in Europe and elsewhere. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, March 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 12 at 0601, PMS is on again. And so is 11775 circa 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA [non]. RAE relays gone again from 9395: see USA: WRMI
** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI 9955 webcast, UT Monday March 12 at 0410, as I expected, the zombie file of R. Biafra is still running but not on any SW frequency, ex 0500-, shifted one UT hour earlier like everything which really is on 9955. Same old shtick, after hilife music, YL host with inaccurate schedule, all the more so now, as the Nigerian/Biafrans must listen to this at 5 am local instead of 6 am. And ``stand by for important announcement``. May be on every night, but am in habit of checking it after WOR broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. Checking some RHC usage on the first day of Yanqui-co?rdinated DST making local time UT -4, March 11: Always messes up scheduling, affecting some transmissions, not others. And RHC will not publish any accurate schedules immediately, if ever:
15140, not checked yet whether first English hour of day has moved one hour earlier from 20-21, to 19-20 UT, as I am attending an Enid Symphony Orchestra concert, Beethoven & Mozart, from 19 to almost 21 UT March 11. Will be sure to check for this on March 12 (as below).
15730, at 2238 March 11 is in Esperanto, so moved one hour earlier to 2230 ex-2330, on Sundays only, but otherdays, whichlang?
9720, at 2234 March 11 is in Creole; all these are on in Spanish with buz?n: 5040, 15230, 11840 and parasites, 9640, 9535.
9720, at 2304 March 11 is in English with special coverage of the Commie ``elexions``, so the 00-01 broadcast has shifted one UT hour earlier to 23-24. What about the other frequency at 00 which was 5040? No, that one is now at 2305 in Spanish service with music // 9640, 9535, 11670, 11760, 11840 and parasites. But checking all other known frequencies, I find English also on 15230!! A frequency not used for English before, so maybe a mixup. But it`s running 10 seconds behind 9720 or was it vice versa? 10 seconds apart, so separate playouts. Still matching during music at 2342. 11880 not on, but may be back with English for real A-18 season.
15730 is in Kriyol at 2305, Portuguese at 2340 March 11.
Not yet checked: Early English on 5040 which was at 00-01; if not at 23, when is it now, if ever?
Nor checked whether the 6165/6000 block start at 0100 instead of 0200. 6165, March 12 at 0342 is JJBM, and 6000 is JBM with music.
5040 at 0559 March 12 in jazz music // 6000 English frequency, along with 6060, dead air on 6100; but at 0600 sharp, 5040 goes to dead air and hum, presumably about to turn off while 6000 reopens English hour. 6165 has NHK time pips and Arabic via FRANCE, but there is very weak CCI, maybe RHC still on there too, until 0700?
15720, 15650, 15580, 15510, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15160, 15090, March 12 at 1339, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370 are detectable at these ~70 kHz intervals: 15720-trace, 15650-F# tone audible, 15580-poor, 15510 readable in FM mode, 15440 clear S9+10, 15300-good, 15230 has real RHC-AM othertransmitter atop, 15160-poor, 15090-trace.
15140, March 12 at 1859, RHC wrapping up Kriyol-la with some distortion, 1900 Spanish introducing English hour, so now confirmed one UT hour earlier but on same frequency (alternate 16180 with spy numbers mixup as once caught) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.2075, March 12 at 1351, V. of Freedom measured here, calculating receiver offset, but not really to that degree of accuracy. Wolfgang B?schel via SDR in Japan put it on 5918.210 at 1200 March 12, 2 Hz down from yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed in Bulgaria:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, March 11
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, poor & weak``
Not confirmed, Sunday March 11 at 2340 for the new shifted time of 2330 UT on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal audible, off? Adjacent 9355 VOA Burmese is making it here all the way from Philippines westward; 9265 WINB has good signal. Confirmed on Area 51 webcast starting at 0303 UT Monday March 12, and also good on 5129.8-AM at 0329 check.
Not confirmed at 0330 UT Monday March 12 on WRMI: JBA carrier on 9455, and infinitesimally stronger on 9955, where I can almost recognize me with ECSS. 9955 webcast confirms we are still on there from 0330. While 9455 ran // 9955 when at 0430, it may well not be so any longer at 0330, but can`t yet confirm by monitoring. May be // 5985 which is in Spanish. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [or #1921?]
Full WOR updated schedule via all media, podcast access:
** U S A. 9455, March 11 at 2057, `SW Radiogram` beeps mixed with music. Kim Elliott still doesn`t know that the Sunday 2030 broadcast via WRMI is not only on 7780, poor here in the daytime, but also on much better 9455. As in the current website schedule showing no 9455:
** U S A. 9955 // 9455, Sunday March 11 at 2237, these WRMIs with Cuban chat, Mirka show? 9395 // 7780 with Oldies. 5850 and 5950 have two different gospel huxters in English.
7780, Sunday March 11 at 2340, `Shortwave Radiogram` beeps via WRMI, and no // found now, unlike at 2030. 9395 // 9455 with Oldies.
9455 // 9955, Monday March 12 at 1345, WRMIs with Chef y Tha?s conversing in Spanish from Malasia, about the ethnicity, climate, cuisine, skyscrapers in KL, etc., closing with plans to fly via Osaka to Hawaii, i.e. the same `Viva Miami` episode which has been airing several times daily for a sesquimonth now.
Cuts to ``Okeechobee Ocean`` ID at 1359.5 before they are quite finished, and a couple notes of the Slovakia theme on 9955 before it cuts off the air; while 9455 stays on the air for Eslovaquia en espa?ol, as not shown on schedules but also heard yesterday.
7780, after 1400 and 1500 March 12, is off; 9395 is on with Oldies, and until 1417 the 5-minute VOA newscast, with Steve Miller. Also RTTY QRM to 9395. By 1509, 9455 is in Oldies.
9395, March 12 at 1505, now gospel huxter, presumably BS but does not sound much like him; very weak WBCQ 9330.261v-CUSB, maybe // but not synch. 9980 WWCR is still devoid of RF let alone BS. 7780 is not on.
What`s happening at 1900 UT Monday March 12? 9395 continues // 9455 with Oldies thru and past hourtop, i.e. RAE relay in German is lost in the shuffle again; also Italian at 2000? 11580 not yet reactivated now, tho has always stayed imaginatively on skedgrid, for German & Italian at 21-23 instead.
7780, March 12 after 1900 has a weak gospel huxter, maybe TOM like 9330 WBCQ, and nothing on 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, March 12 at 1419, KVOH JBA carrier, no better at 1504, but confirmed starting one UT hour earlier for DST circa 1400. Program grid has been revised March 11 to show this: Spanish M/W/F 14-19; Tue & Thu 14-21; including `Frecuencia al D?a` Fri & Mon at 1500-1530; English shifted Sat to 15-19 including `Wavescan` at 1530-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1941 UT March 12
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OPDX Bulletin 1354 March 5, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1354 March 5, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1354
BID: $OPDX.1354
March 5, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Mostly Written in Strongsville, Ohio
Sent/Written in Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GD, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W5JON, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, 4X1VF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, E73Y, EI9FBB, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and XE3N for the following DX information.
: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL International DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX SSB Contest participants.
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 24th/February, through Saturday, 3rd/March there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XU, XX9, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
Kaspars/YL1ZF (ex-YL3AIW) [along with Girts/YL2KL] are active again from
Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea (prefix 3C, Clublog's most wanted #57 as
of February 2018, IOTA AF-010) and Annobon Island (prefix 3C0, most wanted
#47, IOTA AF-039). After a recent successful "reconnaissance" DXpedition
with 3C0L/3C1L in October-November 2017, it was planned to go there with
a larger team. Unfortunately, the usual team members from Ukraine were
requested last minute to pass complicated additional formalities to obtain
entrance VISA and thus could not join. As a result, the team is the same
as last time plus Girts/YL2KL. They will use different callsigns -- 3C3W
(from Bioko) and 3C0W (from Annobon). They are currently active from Bioko
Island (3C3W) until Monday, March 5th. Then will try to catch flight to
Annobon on Tuesday, March 6th, and continue as 3C0W from there. Future
plans are not clear yet, but their Web page states that they will be in
the area until March 27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1826.5/1821, 3526, 7019, 10119, 14029, 18086, 21029, 24904
         and 28029 kHz
  SSB  - 3795, 7100, 14190, 18140, 21290, 24940 and 28490 kHz
  RTTY - 3583, 7043, 10136, 14083, 18103, 21083, 24923 and 28083 kHz

   QSX CW up 2 (160 down 2, JA 1810-1820)
   QSX SSB/RTTY up 5

  QSL via YL2GN direct or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau). See their
Web page for more details. Look for the logs to be uploaded to LoTW six
months after their operations. For more details and updates, watch their
Web page at:        http://www.lral.lv/3c0w_3c3w/index.html

3W, VIETNAM. Wolfgang, DL5MAE, is once again active as 3W2MAE from Phan
Thiet until March 6th. Activity will be on 20-10 meters using CW and
SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

4B4, REVILLAGIGEDO (Update OPDX.1353). Mark, XE1B, will be active as 4B4B
from Socorro Island (NA-030, WW Loc. DK48mr), in the Revillagigedo Islands,
throughout the whole month of March now (not between March 1-15th as first
announced). QSL via XE1B direct or ClubLog's OQRS. PLEASE support this DX-
pedition, it has been 7 years since the last operation by Mark, XE1B. Check
out QRZ.com for more details and possible updates.

4S, SRI LANKA. By the time you read this, operators Nick/LZ1NK and Johny
"Ivan"/LZ1PJ will be active as 4S7NHG (not 4S7NKG as first announced) and
4S7IGG, respectively, from Weligama, Sri Lanka (AS-003), until March 5th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via their
home callsigns.

4X0, ISRAEL (Special Event/Contest). Operators Arthur/4X4DZ, Alex/4Z4AK,
Hilik/4X6YA and Jan/4X1VF will be active with the special callsign 4X0BG
between 1000 UTC, April 20th and 2200 UTC, April 21st. Activity is during
Israel's 70th anniversary celebration from "Ben Gurion's Hut" (Holyland
Square E27BS, WFF 4XFF-058) in the desert. The group will also participate
in the Holy Land Contest. They state that they will send a printed QSL
for each QSO with 4X0BG via the Bureau. For more details about Ben Gurion's
Hut, see:       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ben-Gurion

6E, MEXICO. A group of Ham Radio operators from Southern Mexico will once
again be operating from some Mayan archaeological sites from the Mexican
States of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo, using the
special callsign 6E3MAYA between March 17-21st. Activity is to commemorate
the Spring Equinox which is so important for the Mayan culture. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters on CW, SSB, the satellites and the Digital modes.
QSL via XE3N.

6W, SENEGAL. Franz, DC4CQ, will be active as 6W/DC4CQ from Senegal between
April 14-28th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using SSB. QSL via his
home callsign.

7Q7EI MALAWI DXPEDITION (Update OPDX.1349/Press Release). Dave, EI9FBB,
informs on February 28th: With just 3 weeks to go before our departure,
all preparations are now complete for our forthcoming DXpedition to Malawi.
Our 7Q7EI license is in hand, our 14 man team is complete, station design
is complete, flight tickets are paid for and our hotel are excitedly
awaiting for our arrival.
  Be sure to check out our VOACAP propagation prediction tool to your
exact QTH, but right now, propagation looks favourable to most areas.
  Up to 5 stations will be QRV on all HF bands from 160m through 10m, on
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8! The 7Q7EI team will also participate in the upcoming
CQ WPX SSB contest in the Multi Multi category.
  Thanks to those who have already supported our DXpedition and remember,
whoever donates over $20 will receive a FREE QSL card...it's our way of
saying thanks! See:            http://7q7ei.com/support
  Please keep an eye on our website as this will be updated on a regular
basis now as we begin our travels. 
  See you in the pile-ups....... vy 73 de 7Q7EI Team

  ADDED NOTES (By Editor): There are four ways to QSL. QSL via M0OXO,
direct or via his OQRS (direct or Bureau). Entire log will not be uploaded
to LoTW for possibly up to 3 months. The team now has a Web page at:

9Y4, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Operators Arkadiy/UA4CC Arunas/LY2IJ are now
active as 9Y4/UA4CC and 9Y4/LY2IJ, respectively, from Tobago Island
(SA-009) until March 12th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF
bands using CW, SSB and possibly Digital modes (RTTY/FT8). Arkadiy states,
"Focus on 160/80 for EU/AS". QSL via their home callsigns, ClubLog's OQRS
(preferred) or LoTW.

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Tom/N1GN, William/NE1B, Ed/K1EP and Ken/AG2K will
be active as C6ANM from Nassau (NA-001, FL15) during the ARRL International
DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST). Next weekend it will be time to change your
clocks again. Countries in the Northern Hemisphere (most of N. American
and some of the Caribbean) who observe Daylight Saving Time should change
their clocks on Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM, and should move their
"local clocks" forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local time. Daylight Saving
Time will end on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 AM. European countries will
switch to DST on March 25th. For the history and details about DST, as
well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe
DST), see:         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
ADDED NOTES: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know not to change
their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their
computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some"
ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of March 1st. The list contain 340 entities
and here are the top 10 entities:
    1. P5    DPRK (North Korea)           6. BS7H  Scarborough Reef
    2. 3Y/B  Bouvet Island                7. BV9P  Pratas Island
    3. FT5/W Crozet Island                8. KH7K  Kure Island
    4. CE0X  San Felix Islands            9. KH3   Johnston Island
    5. KH1   Baker Howland Islands       10. VK0M  Macquarie Island
  The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:

E2, THAILAND. Champ, E21EIC, will be active as E2A (The SIAM DX Group/
Contest Callsign) from Bangkok during the ARRL International DX SSB
Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL
via LoTW or by the Bureau using ClubLog.

FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON. Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from
the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as
FP/KV1J between July 3-17th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY (but primarily SSB and RTTY) and the satellites. He will gen-
erally be on the highest frequency band that is open (favoring 12/10m).
He will be active in the IARU HF Contest (July 14-15th), and the DL-DX
RTTY Contest (July 7-8th). ADDED NOTE: Eric will usually try to be on as
many Satellite passes as he can when the WX is good. Generally favoring
the FO-29, AO-7, and XW-2* birds. Weekends may be limited since he will
be concentrating on the low(er) bands and contests. QSL via KV1J, direct
or by the Bureau. Also eQSL and LoTW. For more details and updates, check
out his Web page at:      http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July18.html

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Didier, FY5FY, will be active as FY5FY from French
Guiana during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LoTW.

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Marc, F1HAR, will be active as FY5KE from French
Guiana during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via LoTW.

HAMVENTION (Dayton/Xenia) News. Tim, K3LR, has announced the Dayton CTU
Professor list which is now posted at:   http://contestuniversity.com
The 2018 Dayton CTU Course Outline is now posted at:
HH, HAITI. John, W2GD, will be active as HH2AA (the Radio Club D'Haiti
station, Obleon, Haiti) from KU2C's QTH in Finland, PA, during the ARRL
International DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-
Power entry using a remote controlled solar powered Elecraft K3 trans-
ceiver at 6,300 feet above sea level with simple antennas courtesy of
Remote Ham Radio, Inc. QSL via LoTW and NR6M.

IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-020.  Mike, G3VYI, will be active as SM/G3VYI from Faro Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
           Island-DXpedition/ Low-Power entry.. QSL via his home call-

  EU-038.  (Update) Operators Jef/DD2CW and PA3AXC will be active as
           PA6IOT (not PA/DD2CW) from Texel Island during the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs entry.
           QSL via ON3UN.

  OC-168.  Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Bernhard/DL2GAC (H44MS) will be
           active as H44R from Mbanika Island, Russell Islands, between
           April 22-25th. They plan to have two stations on the air. QSL
           via VE3LYC, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.

KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION (Press Release, dated February 26th).
  WILDLIFE! As a protected US National Wildlife Refuge, Baker Island is
a place few humans ever get a chance to see. In fact, the protected status
of the wildlife is the main reason why landing permission is so rare. There
are strict conditions laid down by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to make
sure our DXpedition does not disturb the island’s delicate ecosystem. 
  Eleven species of seabirds nest on the island including boobies, frigate
birds, and almost a million pairs of sooty terns. There are also skinks,
geckos, sea-turtles and staggering numbers of hermit crabs.  As DXpedi-
tioners to other remote Pacific islands have found out, crabs pose a
particularly difficult problem. They emerge at night, and eat their way
through just about anything that has a trace of organic matter.  This
includes cardboard, rope, paper, clothes, bedding, leftover food and even
coax. Keeping the pesky crabs out of DXpedition tents has become sort an
art-form over the years, and many different techniques have been tried on
other islands such as Clipperton. The most popular to date has been the
"DXpedition Crab Fence", which is basically a 15” high roll of sheet metal
strung out around each tent.  It’s not 100% crab-proof, but its highly
  Even with the abundance of crabs that exist on Baker, the risk of an
invasive plant or animal species from the mainland gaining a foothold is
very high, and could mean catastrophe for native seabirds. This means
everything we bring with us including clothing, footwear and equipment
must be pre-cleaned and specially treated prior to our departure. Even
the food we bring is controlled, with fresh fruit and seeded vegetables
both prohibited.
  The land is not the only place where we’re bound by permit conditions.
The marine environment at Baker is also under protected status. Surrounding
the island are extensive thickets of living staghorn coral which dominate
on the eastern side. Table, plate and many other coral formations are also
common on the rest of the reef slopes. Larger heads of lobe, disk, and
brain corals - some up to nine feet in diameter - are found along the
deeper slopes. A total of 104 species of coral has been reported since
Fish and Wildlife began documenting the area. Because of this, diving is
strictly prohibited at Baker, and waste from our ship must be disposed at
a distance of 50 nautical miles.
  While our movements and equipment may be regulated in order to protect
the environment, luckily the hours we can be on the air are not. Therefore,
we intend to be active as much as we can on all available bands.
  This project presents a great opportunity to prove to the US Fish and
Wildlife Service that DXpeditioning is a highly compatible activity on
an ecologically sensitive island. Our protection of Baker is just as
important as the number of QSOs we make, so when we’re done we intend to
leave the island exactly as we found it ­ to ensure future operations
are possible.
  As with any DXpedition to the rarest and most remote islands of the
world, this trip needs your help. March 2018 will mark a significant
milestone for the team as our next payment on the ship is due. Though
the operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget we
still need your support to make this trip happen. If you haven’t con-
tributed yet, please consider helping by visiting our website:
  Thank you in advance for your support.
  73 from the Baker Island 2018 Team

MJ, JERSEY. Kazu, JK3GAD, will once again be active as MJ0CFW from Jersey
(EA-013) between March 16-18th. Look for activity in the Russian DX Contest
(March 17-18th). In the contest he will sign MJ5Z. QSL via LoTW, M0CFW or
via the OQRS (ClubLog).

PJ2, CURACAO. Ben, DL1RNT, will once again be active as PJ2/DL1RNT from
Curacao (SA-099) between March 6-15th. Activity will be holiday style
on 40-10 meters using mostly CW with some RTTY and PSK. Radio is an
IC-7100 with 100 watts into a vertical.. QSL via DL1RNT.

 Mar/05th AN      Mar/08th  AN     Mar/10th  AN
 Mar/06th AN      Mar/09th  AN     Mar/11th  AN
 Mar/07th AN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  (March 2nd) 
  3D2EU via DK2AMM (O/L)    EG7DCA via EA7URS      PI40FL via PA3HEB
  4K100W via DL6KVA (O)     EL2EF via NR6M         SK50AJ via SM5CBN
  4L6QL via RW6HS (d)       F8UFT via F6ICG        ST60JOTA via ST2M
  4S7NHG via LZ1NK          H44YM via EA5GL & (L)  SX5SPY via SV5AZP
  5W20SAMOA via 5W1SA (O/L) HL23CEL via HL4CEL     TM4E via F4GPB
  9H18VLT via 9H1SP (d)   IQ8WN via 9A8MDC(B); IZ8DFO (d)
  CR6K via CT1ILT (O/d)     OT7X via ON7XT         VU4G via G4IRN
  DF18HET via DG3FFM & (e)  PB18ANT via PA0RDY (d) ZS1/R1CC via DJ1ND

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal        (*) I0MWI (Rest of the World) 


  SV1NZJ, V85A and VP2ETE



T8 PALAU. Kiyoshi, JA0EKI, is once again active as T88XH from the VIP
Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between March
8-14th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes (RTTY/FT8). QSL via JA0EKI, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau. For
more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:

TJ, CAMEROON (Update). Members of the Italian Dxpedition Team (IDT) will
be active as TJ3TT from the Republic of Cameroon  between March 15-29th.
Operators mentioned are Mac/JA3USA, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/
IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA and Stefano/IK2HKT. Fred, IK7JWY, will be the HF
pilot station. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24890 and 28030 kHz
  SSB  - 3775, 7090, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz
  RTTY - 14084 kHz

  QSL via I2YSB, direct or by the OQRS on their Web page. Logs will be
uploaded to LoTW about 1 year after the conclusion of the DXpedition.
All Sponsors and those who request a direct QSL will have their QSOs
uploaded to LoTW. Also, watch the IDT Web page for updates and a survey
of what bands/modes DXers need:      http://www.i2ysb.com/idt

V4, ST. KITTS (Reminder). John, W5JON, is once again be active as V47JA
until March 16th. Look for him to be in the ARRL International DX SSB
Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity
outside of the contest will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB.
Equipment is a Yaesu FT-1000MP and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas:
a 31', 40-10m Vertical, 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical, 20m dipole,
160m base load vertical and a 6m 4 element Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON
direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Charles, K1XX, will be active VP2MMF from Gingerbread
Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest
(March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Operators John/AF3K and Ross/W2TT will once again
be active as VP5/homecall from Providenciales Island between March
20-27th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY, FT8 and 6M MSK. They will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 24-25th) using the callsign VP5P as a Multi-2 entry. QSL VP5P and
VP5/W2TT via W2TT, direct or LoTW. QSL VP5/AF3K via LoTW.

XR0Y, EASTER ISLANDS (Reminder). By the time you read this, a German team
will be active as XR0YD from Hanga Roa, Easter Island (CE0Y), until March
15th. Operators mentioned are Andy/DH8WR, Werner/DJ9KH, Guenter/DL2AWG,
Norbert/DL2RNS, Georg/DL4SVA, Paul/DL5CW, Olaf/DL7JOM, Wolf/DM2AUJ,
Kalle/DM3BJ and Rolf/DL7VEE (Team Leader). They will have three well
equipped stations on the air 24/7 on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8. See OPDX.1342 for suggested frequencies. QSL via Manager DL4SVA,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW 6 months later. Their Web page is available online
at:                     http://xr0yd.mydx.de

YJ, VANUATU. Geoff, ZL3GA, will once again be active as YJ0GA from the
Benjor Beach Club on Efate Island (OC-035) between July 18-25th. Activity
will be on the beach from an oceanfront villa. Operations will be holiday
style on 80-10 meters using a FT-450D and a AL811H amp (which should
improve the signals). Modes will be predominately CW and FT8 with some
SSB as well. He will also have a CrankIR and an End Fed Half Wave vertical.
QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW
(preferred). For more details, especially from his past operations (with
pictures), see his QRZ.com page.

Z6, KOSOVO NEWS (Press Release by Wayne, N7NG, dated February 26th).
MORE KOSOVO AND Z60A AT A GLANCE [edited] -- The Z60A organizers OG2M,
OH2BH and OH3JR will be activating this newest DXCC entity again from
this Wednesday, February 28th, onward on low-bands and in the ARRL DX
(SSB) Contest, as their previous operating sites are still fully furnished
with towers and beams.
  They were previously disappointed as they were not able to achieve clean
receiving on the low bands, thus locals Z61DX, Z61AS and Z62FB have been
working hard to find the noise sources.
  It now looks like both 80M and 40M are relatively clean, while 160M is
still a challenge. The operators will try beverages located as far as
possible from the noisy electricity lines, and they are also considering
going to the middle of nowhere with their Spiderbeam radiator.
  It will be another Arctic mission though, as the temperatures are
estimated to reach minus 17C / 1F, and permanent snow is covering the
scene as they are 700m ASL.
  Additionally they will carry two complete stations for SHARK, to be
put on the air by the locals. You can expect even more activity soon.
  DX Engineering (DXE) has made a sizeable antenna/cable donation to
boost the local activity. While David, W9CTJ, has donated Yaesu FT450D
for one of the local operators to be announced soon.
  LAST MINUTE UPDATE (By Wayne, N7NG, dated March 2nd)[edited]. 
  KOSOVO WEEKEND ALERT AT Z60A -- While DL5AXX and OH2BH concentrate on
the ARRL DX SSB Contest, Henri, OH3JR, will do 20M CW and other CW bands
from the regular Z60A base camp. He will pay special attention to the
U.S. propagation window: 13.00 thru 18.00 UTC.
  A follow up activity will be led by OG2M with OM3PC and OM5RW. They
will make yet another major low-band push before the closing of the
low-band season. The overall Z60A activation will finish March 12th. 

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Joe, ZF2AH, will be active during the ARRL Inter-
national DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)
entry. QSL via W6VNR direct only. No LoTW - No Bureau.

       The following stations are expected to be active in the
         ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th, 2018)
 Complete details on the rules for the contest: http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2018 ARRL International DX
SSB Contest.
  For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2018.html  (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxsd2018.html (By entity)
 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                       Route
8P5A           Barbados       SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via HA1AG
C6ANM          Bahamas        M/M           LoTW
E2A            Thailand       SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via (B using C)
FY5FY          French Guiana  SOSB 20M      LoTW
FY5KE          French Guiana  SOSB 15M      LoTW
GD9W           Isle of Man    SOSB          M0SDV
HC1DW          Ecuador                      LoTW; QSL via W0OR
HH2AA          Haiti          SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via NR6M
KH6LC          Hawaii         M/?           LoTW
P40L           Aruba          M/2           WA3FRP
PJ0DX          Sint Maarten   M/?           LoTW; QSL via IZ1MHY
TO3Z           Guadeloupe                   F6HMQ
TO5A           Martinique     SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ or WA6WPG
V26K        Antigua & Barbuda SOAB HP       LoTW
V31TF & V31RU  Belize                       DG7RO; QSL via (DARC-B/d)
V47JA       St. Kitts & Nevis SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
VP2MMF         Montserrat     SOAB          LoTW
VP9/W6PH       Bermuda        SOAB LP       W6PH
Z60A           Kosovo         M/?           LoTW
ZF2AH          Cayman Islands SOSB 15M      W6VNR (d)
ZF2MJ          Cayman Islands SOAB          LoTW; QSL via N6MJ (d)

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10+, 2018

Updated as of March 10 previewing DST changes imminent in Cuba, Canada, USA, but which will need to be confirmed by monitoring or consulting updated schedules once available:
** BRAZIL [and non]. Checking further my previous log of very weak music on 6134.72, March 9 at 0644: is it Radio Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA as I thought more likely, or Radio Aparecida, Brasil?
March 10 at 0054 I have two very weak signals on slightly different frequencies: hard to measure them exactly as their beat tones against each other confuse pinning down carriers, but I finally conclude: approx. 6134.72 and 6134.77? Nothing above 6135.0 where Aparecida used to reside. Therefore it`s likely that it has varied down to the other side. By *0100, RRI English on 310 degrees to us ACI from 6130.0 makes it worse.
I try again at 0200; RRI is still on same parameters in French for another hour, but has weakened. Still nothing on 6135+. Now I measure the slightly stronger one on 6134.82, and the JBA carrier on 6134.72.  By 0221 recheck, only the lower one is left, refined to 6134.723. RSC normally signs off a bit after 0200, while Aparecida continues. I try to // 6134.723 to its other frequencies, 9630-, but too weak, JBA carrier, and nothing on 11855v.
One more try after 0629* March 10, when BBCWS 6135 is finished with French southwards from Woofferton, which had a slight het on the low side. That leaves 6134.724 as I measure it this time, S3-S6 of talk, undermodulated? And sounds like the same thing on 9630-, but not enough signal from both to make a firm match on two receivers.
Later I find two replies to my original report agreeing with my conclusion:
>From Bryan Clark, NZ on the WOR iog: ``Glenn, Regarding your BOLIVIA. 6134.72 item on March 9 at 0644, S4-S6 music. This is definitely R?dio Aparecida Brazil which I measured at 6134.728 at 0545 UT 10 March, parallel to 9629.935. The signal was initially fair but had improved to good by 0555. Best on LSB to avoid a weaker signal on 6135 which I did not identify [BBC Ascension]. -- Bryan Clark, Mangawhai - NZ``
And --Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD: ``Glenn ? Definitely the Brazilian on 6134.72, heard here at 2255, parallel to 9629.93``
** CUBA. 6100, March 10 at 0627, this RHC English frequency is off. At 0634, 6165 is also off; 6060 S9+10, undermod but sufficient, with usual ZY het; 6000 is better at S9+10/20; 5040 is best by far at S9+20/30 and with normal good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
>From March 11 or 12 with yanqui DST imposed on the Cuban masses, RHC may move its evening English strip forward one hour, like it was before DST went off in November, i.e. 0100-0700 instead of 0200-0800; so will the extra frequencies start again at 0500 instead of 0600; and will 5040 be added only for the 0500 or 0600 hour? Arnie Coro`s DXers Unlimited for March 12 says nothing about these significant schedule changes, what to expect? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15510, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15160, 15091, approx., March 10 at 1427, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM, which is S9+20 but undermodulated. 15440-FM only manages dead air except for persistent F# tone; 15230-FM clashes directly with 15230-AM RHC transmitter. Lower ones a lot weaker, JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13882, 13811, 13669, 13598 approx., RHC-FM spurblobs with F# tones but no programodulation, as to be expected since source 13740-AM is just warming up, no mod yet. Outer ones are JBA, but inner ones plenty strong. Obviously same transmitter putting out ~70 kHz constellation of spurs from 15370 in 14-16 UT period (and which I once caught doing the same from 15140 around 20 UT). But first time I have heard these on 22 mb. 13740 span is 22-05 for Buenos Aires.
After undermodulated RHC theme, I monitor the sign-on frequency announcement at *2200 on 13740 itself. She says: 15370, 13740, 11760, 9535, 9640, 5040 plus the four Dentro-Cuban FM VHF channels, no mention of the four extra HF FMs I have just heard! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.214, March 10 at 1345, dialog in presumed Korean, S3-S5, as Voice of Freedom keeps drifting lower and lower. Wolfgang B?schel measured it on 5918.221 kHz monitoring at 1005 UT on March 10. Ron Howard is concerned that it`s starting to QRM 5915 stations, Myanmar and China. He reported March 7:
``After monitoring VOF's drifting downward frequency for several days, have contacted Jamie (via his Facebook page), who in 2014 constructed the transmitters for VOF. Wanted to bring him up-to-date about the drifting frequency on SW. Here is his quick response:
*Jamie LaBadia* "Hi Ron, thank you so much for the update! I wonder why the drift? The original exciter is a commercial D.D.S. I have been home for a few weeks now, but getting ready to head out again, either to Nashville [WTWW?], or back to Indiana. Not totally sure yet. I'll have to contact Korea and see what is up with the transmitters. Hard to imagine both of the transmitters would become a "drift-o-matic." I'll try to bring them up on one of the S.D.R.s in the area. For now, I'm hunkering down for another blizzard here in the Catskills."``
** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-AM, March 10 at 0117, S5-S6 very poor song from unID pirate, and soon off. Also unID with bluegrass per these:
** OKLAHOMA. 1460, February 19 at 2102 UT, KZUE El Reno, 500 watt daytimer in Spanish for OKC market, with a ``Grupo F?rmula Sports Report``. Plugs into Mexican network during certain hours. (Date correct: very overlooked from a pocket notebook in car, did not get transferred to main logbook) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAJIKISTAN. 4765+, March 10 at 1332, bandscan with BFO finds a JBA carrier here considerably off+frequency plus, but not measured; presumed Tajik Radio, which was reported by Kouji Hashimoto and Wolfgang B?schel, in the Feb 19-26 period variously as 4765.06, 4765.054, 4765.057, as in DXLD 18-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15239.922, March 10 at 1745, R. Munansi via WWRB is detectable on signature off-frequency, VP S2-S3. I should have checked earlier this Sat, but a week ago it was supposedly not on this early for Europeans, and in fact today at 1738 I could not hear it on UTwente SDR. Still on at 2154 check with telco-quality talk measured on 15239.936, so must run until 2200 or so. Gone at 2214 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday March 10 at 0051 check, the 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.190v-CUSB, JBA S3-S5.
Ivo Ivanov reports from Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, March 10:
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair signal``
Not confirmed the 1531 UT Sat Mar 10 on Hamburger Lokalradio as I monitored via UTwente SDR: at 1531, and circa 1554, nothing heard but the ChiCom mix of Mongolian and Vietnamese services.
Confirmed, Sat Mar 10 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.229v-CUSB, very poor. Remember from next Saturday this should appear at 2130 UT instead. Cut away from Brother Scare at 2229 for ID and funding promo. Also confirmed, Sat Mar 10 at 2300 on WRMI, 7780, fair. Next:
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
DST changes start here:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
** U S A. (7490), UT Sat March 10 at 0100, listened to first few minutes of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ webcast. Starts talking about driving antique cars around, one of his passions, but not one of mine, so as I am busy this evening, will leave it to John Carver, mid-north Indiana, to fill us in on what else he said:
``Dead air on 7490 at 0100 for about thirty seconds then the theme song of AWWW started. Signal was better than 20 over this evening. Allan and Angela in studio 9 in FLA.
Allan stated up front that he didn't want to get political this evening. Talked about the antique car tour that he and Angela took part in this week. Angela got to drive the car for part of the tour. He lamented that the youth of today didn't know how to drive with a standard transmission. Stated that everyone should know how to drive with a standard transmission and shoot a gun. Quick story about how his friend Michal taught him how to drive a motorcycle. Then we had a quick lesson on how to drive a model T.
After that a soapbox speech about free speech radio, the importance of free speech and how free speech is in trouble in this country. He says the country is going socialist which is just a short step away from communism. Said that everyone today wanted to be supported and taken care of by the government. This writer cannot do justice to his impassioned speech and urges everyone who is able to do so to listen to the webcast of this program when it's posted online.
A plea to Glenn Hauser to listen to tonight's show. He made the official announcement of the changes coming to the station. A brand new 500,000 watt transmitter, a new building to house it, a new studio and a huge curtain antenna that can be rotated are being funded by an unnamed religious organization. He stated that the original WBCQ will continue to exist. There will be two WBCQs in effect and that the new transmitter and antenna will be used only by the new client.
It is the understanding of this writer that the programs that are currently on WBCQ will continue as before and will not be broadcast on the new equipment. The new station will be under the WBCQ name and the crew there will tend to the new station but they will remain separate. Allan took great pains to stress that no money donated to WBCQ would be used for the new station and hoped that people will continue to donate to WBCQ. Said that after this summer they would have the transmitter for 3265 repaired and it would be on the air along with 7490 and 5130.
Reading of emails began at 0156 followed by a very abbreviated closing prayer and off the air at 0200. There were no phone calls this evening. John Mid-North Indiana``
Plea to me to listen may have been in response to my comments about the 500 kW, some questions that needed to be answered. BTW, last week with Timtron insitting, AWWW did run until 0220; I mis-corrected a non-typo to 0200.
I do check 7490 direct again at 0226 and surprisingly find a JBA carrier on 7490.015, 0230 JB modulated music. The offness implies it could be WBCQ which I think earlier was about 7490.06. But WBCQ has been closing down this and most nights at 0200 after Brother Scare was dropped and then given 5130 and 9330 most of the days and nights. Nothing else is listed on 7490 around these hours; but possibly a CNR1 jammer against Voice of Tibet, Tajikistan, which before 0000 UT had been showing up on 7487, 7493 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, March 10 at 2044, WRMI QSY announcement from 11580 to 7780 will happen January 8 is still playing, non sequitur, and about time for a reverse one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, March 10 at 0634, WTWW-2 is finally off after its all-night and all-day marathons. Nor is it on circa 1330 as before.
9475, 9930, 5830, 5085, 12105, March 10 at 2203, all possible WTWW frequencies are off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 870, Sat Mar 10 at 1309 UT, when I would rather hear XETAR, WWL is still dominant with local weather from WWL-TV, and at 1310 UT ``joining in progress NBC Sports Radio``. This is a `new` network for them, not in the NRC AM Log, presumably only for certain segments, not across the board (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, March 10 at 2222 UT, oh2, KLEY Wellington KS is way out of whack again as I was reporting day after day in February, but had not checked it lately after it recovered. I.e. rapid noise pulses at regular rate of about 280/minute, mixed with fragments of carrier with modulation cutting on and off at slower and very irregular rate. Totally bonkers, unlistenable, but who cares, as long as the FM translator is working, maybe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1460, March 10 at 1319 UT, Vietnamese sometimes rises above the SRS mix, loops NNW/SSE. Presumed KCLE Cleburne TX (near Metroplex), which last October as in DXLD 17-42:
was believed to be the source of Asian languages, even relaying Radio Free Asia; ex ``the Outlaw`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4835, March 10 at 1330, JBA carrier here, so is it SIKKIM, or OzyRadio moving in from 5045? Also a JBA carrier on 5055, presumed 4KZ. Awaiting word of what Ron Howard was hearing today; on March 8 and 9 he had nothing on 4835 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4850v, March 10 at 1333, two JBA carriers beating. One is surely PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi in Kazakh service, but nothing else is listed here. Could be a 5 x 970 harmonic. This during a 60m bandscan upturning many Sino-Indo-Tibetan-East Turkistani frequencies.
4900v, March 10 at 1334, similar beat of two carriers here, one of which is certainly the listed Voice of Strait, Fuzhou, China. Could also be harmonic, 5 x 980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, March 10 at 1340, S4-S7 carrier with some noise jamming in background. Continue to wonder if the carrier is really part of the jamming transmission, or Voice of Freedom, which is also varying further below 5920; see KOREA SOUTH; rather than Madagascar RNM longpath. How early is this audible? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 6755.5-USB, March 10 at 1352, again nothing 2-way in tonal Asian language, too close to Trenton Military, CHR on 6754-USB --- except no VOLMET heard from it now; nor on 15034-USB. Latter is JBA at 1744 with ``no report received`` from Halifax (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0114 UT March 11
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