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Glenn Hauser logs June 12-13, 2009

** ANGUILLA. 11775, June 12 at 1330, PMS in the clear without crosstalk from 1610 programming. Also checked June 13: until 1330 sharp, could only hear DGS from this, but with SAH, Chinese mix from the jammer. Then DGS also in clear. I suspect the problem has not really been solved, but the power on 1610 during the morning reduced to the point where it does not get into the 11775 transmitter; elsewhen, the originally licensed 100 kW 1610 frequency is running a Nautel at full 50 kW power, ex-25 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. Carrier quite close to 15344, not 15345, at 2145 June 11 and still after 2200, as I check the portable DX-398 in the yard while computer noise reigns inside. Assume this is RAE in a typical variation, not Morocco. Recheck at 2345 found 15344 a bit stronger with some Spanish-sounding audio.

Tried again June 12 at 2128, this time with an external antenna clipped onto DX-398, and a bit more signal arrived, as heard RAE ID, presumably during German hour, still very poor. No sign of Morocco, presumably closing 15345 at 2100* now, and Argentina was again quite close to 15344, not 15345. Benelux reports also put it near 15344 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake check June 13: at 1320 better on 9000 than not // 8400. At 1337, good on 15610 rather than 15600, // 8400 but not // 9000. At the moment 15610 was all-drumming; still very good at 1409. At 1412 audible on 14420 with `ramshorn` segment, not // 15610. Nothing on the June 13 edition of Aoki to account for ChiCom jamming on either 15610 or 15600, so we assume it`s tracking another Sound of Hope sault.

BTW, EiBi shows a Mandarin broadcast from Saudi Arabia at 0800-1000 on 15610, but it`s not in Aoki, WRTH 2009 or A-09; an unfulfilled plan, or canceled? No Mandarin (or `Chinese`) at all from BSKSA in WRTH 2008 either. If it did exist, would the ChiCom jam it too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. I make almost daily chex of VOI`s English hour at 1300 on 9525, lest they jump again to 11785 without notice. June 12 at 1342 all I could get was a weak carrier on the inside antenna during T-storm, but at 1402, CRI Russian did have a SAH, so believe VOI was still there. Back on external antenna next day, June 13 at 1313, usual YL announcer was ending news with headlines. Somewhat undermodulated but otherwise clear; by 1345 had faded to very poor level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 12000, VOR Chinese service via Khabarovsk, June 13 at 1348 with YL singing traditional song in Russian, way over RHC, and not very distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE. Tuning across 9500 at 1344 June 13, heard B-B-C chimes weakly, and then accurate 6-pip timesignal. Must be about to start Burmese. Yes, as listed in Aoki, 340 degrees from Kranji. Very poor, but after all the pips had finished, I heard some more pips of a different pitch; strange.

Someone in WNAm recently noted that BBCWS in English was inaudible on 9740, but I could hear that Singapore frequency somewhat better than 9500, when checked at 1309 with sports report about a Russian boxer, submarine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. REE, 9630 via Costa Rica, UT Sat June 13 at 0533 in Correo del Oyente program giving toll-free phone numbers including this one valid in USA and miscellaneous other Euramerican countries named: access code + 800-34-100-100. This presumably gets you an answering machine in Castilian only. First greeting, where else, was to someone in Cuba wanting contacts abroad, a 20-year-old YL with ojos de café; she also described her skin shade. Is this politically incorrect? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN. R. Sweden, English at 1330 on 15735 is seldom listenable here, aimed eastward, but June 12 at 1337 I was surprised to hear a good signal, also despite only using inside antenna during T-storm, talking about Swedish elexions. Certainly the strongest signal from Europe on 19m — but a couple minutes later it faded out to nearly nothing. Theory: at least the last hop was getting boosted by sporadic E over eastern NAm, as WWCR with Tony Alámo was inbooming on 15825; could have been additional Es hops between Sweden and here helping things along, but Es patches move around, and a weak link anywhere along the line would disrupt reception. BTW, I am surprised that hardly anyone else mentions Es in connexion with SW DX. If you are also a VHF DXer there is an obvious correlation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. VOT buried but audible under RTTY on 9830.0, June 11 at 2201 as English broadcast began, on the DX-398 in the yard.

Earlier listened to webcast of the 1230 Thursday broadcast (still labeled 1330!) with a new caller on Live from Turkey! — Marty Delfín in Madrid, but the host kept referring to him as “Mr. Martin“, and was eager to have him keep in contact. If I had heard that on SW, it would have been on 15450 at 1300. Presumably this transmission does not repeat later on SW unlike on Tuesdays when another LFT originally airs at 1850+, and the next three English hours? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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