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Glenn Hauser logs May 17-18, 2009

** AUSTRALIA. CVC 12000: see CUBA

** CHINA. 15375 at 1315 May 17 with Chinese talk, mixed with buzz; carrier also unstable; not // 12000 so not Russia, but // 15330 and 12040 so is CNR1 jamming. Victim is R Free Asia, Tibetan, 75 degrees via UAE at 11-14, inaudible. The buzz seems to be a defect in the ChiCom transmission, but since it`s a jammer, that only helps. Heard a Windows logo go by at 1317.

Also checked 15375 May 18: at 1336 Chinese again with buzz, but not as bad as before, // 12040.

Firedrake May 18: at 1305, 8400 and 9000 but not //. At 1335, FD good on 15600, better than // 9000, not // 8400. Nothing on 13970. At 1400 found 15600 in open carrier, but no SOH or anything else audible. FD here resumed at 1404:40, and caused adjacent QRM to V of Russia in English on 15605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC missing from 12000 the last few mornings, including May 18 at 1330, when occupied by RUSSIA, q.v.,; and at 1419 when the not distorted but a bit hummy Chinese on 12000 is instead CVC Darwin, then gospel rock at 1421. Cuba was certainly propagable, as 11760 was in well as usual during hoary Voces de la Revolución speech. Unless the RHC 12000 transmitter is simply down, it could be on the way to a new frequency, as RHC keeps up with reports from its volunteer monitor in Oclajoma. It still shows on their online schedule as 11-15 to “New York“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VENEZUELA [non]

** PHILIPPINES. 9700, May 18 at 1320, warbling het against something. Scheduled here at 13-14 is FEBC, Iba site with 50 kW due west in various SE Asian minolity languages, Muong during this quarter-hour on Mondays, says Aoki, so either someone is trying to jam that or QRM is self-inflicted defect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 12000, extremely distorted and broad VOR Chinese via Khabarovsk, May 17 at 1304, and no RHC even audible underneath; maybe off the air at the moment and/or desperately seeking a new frequency. Also May 18 at 1330 check, Chinese talk voice-overing something briefly in Russian, mixed with noise bursts, unstable carrier, no trace of RHC audible; see also CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA

** U S A. Not only is WYFR 15600 blasted by WEWN`s 10-kHz-away spurs from 15610 between 19 and 23 UT, but another case of too-close-for-comfort exists for WYFR on 11530 at 0400-0900 since WEWN is using 11520 during those hours, and beyond. May 17 at 0605, the WEWN squealing spur was badly disrupting much weaker WYFR 11530. Could also hear it on 11510 with BFO on. Catholix vs Protestants! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. No sign of KJES on 11715, May 18 at 1417, allowing VOA Tinang 50 kW unit to be heard well enough in report about school in Zimbabwe // 9760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15410, CVC A Sua Voz via Chile, fair May 18 at 1406 in gospel rock. As I tuned by sometime during the previous hour, heard a PSA about child sexual abuse. Without CVC, how are the Brazilians going to know about that? Célio Romais reports this service is closing down completely at Junend, and announcements to that effect are being broadcast starting today; but I didn`t listen long enough to confirm one. Anyhow, the Brazilian radio bands, including domestic SW, are full of gospel huxters, so they hardly need any more in Miami trying to reach them via Chile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Another week off for Hugo Chávez Frias, as no transmission found on the “Aló, Presidente“ frequencies via CUBA, such as 12010, 13680, 13750, checked Sunday May 17 at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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