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Glenn Hauser logs June 6-7, 2009

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Caribbean Beacon still mixing local MW and foreign SW programming on same frequency, June 7 at 1315 check, overblown dramatization, maybe Unshackled vs Pastor Melissa Scott. Was also still mixing on June 6 spotcheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 6100 at 1255 June 7 with Chinese traditional music, no doubt the postlude of scheduled CRI Russian service via Beijing site at 55 degrees also usward, until 1257*. Also had a big het. Before checking the parallax on the analog dial, I thought I might be on 6105 and the het was reactivated XEQM, but tuning to the real 6105, only a very weak het could be heard there.

Online skeds do not show anything else on 6100 before 1300, except maybe Kyzyl, Tannu Tuva, per EiBi. The more likely ones, Malaysia and North Korea, supposedly don`t come on until after 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. No signal from HCJB on 11625, June 7 at 1313 and 1415 chex, unlike the day before when the 690/6050 domestic service was heard by surprise, contrary to schedule. The question remains whether on June 6 it was intentionally transmitted. It did offgo immediately at 1500* after timesignal, following standard procedure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, RNGE, 0535 June 7 in Spanish with hymns and religious talk on this Sunday morning. Fair, sufficient signal with atmosferix. And by uptuning exactly 1 MHz one could hear Vatican instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. CRIEnglish relay via Sackville, 9650, still has co-channel QRM from RN via Tinang, PHILIPPINES with a slow SAH, June 7 until 1326:40 when Netherlands national anthem which closes every Dutch broadcast. Would they still follow with 3 minutes of English? After 20-second pause, yes! Hard to copy but gave e-mail address other than rnw.nl. Maybe it was Network Europe.

RN`s confusing weekly e-mail program guide claims they are broadcasting both Network Europe and Radio Books at 1300, and all other English times on Sunday June 7, this one supposedly via WRN only, not SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. Back in April and May it seemed remarkable that signals as hi as 17880 or even 21550 were making it here in the nightmiddle, but now almost at Solstice, it happens just about every night, tho signal strength varies a lot.

June 7 at 0519, found VG signals from RFA Chinese service best on 17880, also 17615, 15615 and 15130. These were roughly two words apart as IBB deliberately offsets the modulation to even out power consumption. I found that three of them were not exactly synchronized with the others, but not sure about the fourth. No ChiCom jamming audible this time, but no doubt it was there and not propagating here. The sites and azimuths are, all of these scheduled 0300-0700:
15130 Tinian 319 degrees
15615 Tinian 279 degrees
17615 Tinian 295 degrees
17880 Saipan 310 degrees
Tinians are 250 kW, while Saipan is only 100 kW.

VOA, English, 7575 until 1259* June 7. Tinang is supposed to overtake from Udorn at 1300, but frequency remained empty as late as 1302 when I upgave and ontuned. Recheck at 1314, Tinang had meanwhile oncome with jazz show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re last report, KSBI-TV analog 52 missing: I was looking for a handy list of exact transition dates, and tnx to an FCC hearing via C-SPAN finally found it, already gone as of June 1:
KSBI IND 405-631-7335 52 51 51 52 06-01-2009
the four channels mean: original analog, transition DTV, final DTV, and
virtual channel, per http://www.dtv.gov/stationlist.htm
In the OKC market that leaves KFOR-4, KOCO-5, KOPX-62 to close analog on June 12 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, 9955, was equal to or atop the jamming Sunday June 7 at 1308 as W&M were telling story of “nuestra historia de amor“, which seemed apolitical. Online program sked, not updated since March 14, still shows Radio Cuba Libre clandestine 7 days a week at 1200-1400. Normally I hear nothing but the DentroCuban Jamming Command before 1400, so suspect WRMI was on NW antenna instead; or extraordinary propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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