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Glenn Hauser logs June 26, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake check June 26: before 1300 barely audible on 9000; at 1305, very poor on 14420, nothing on 13500, 13970 or any others of the usuals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GABON [and non]. I often hear a weak station in French on 9580, which has to be the last SW frequency left from this country, Africa Number One; such as June 26 at 0537, French talk, but no comparison to the signals from DW/Rwanda on 9480, 250 kW at 295 degrees; or to CVC Zambia on 9430, 100 kW at 315 degrees. ANO is supposedly 250 kW at 350 degrees, 0500-2300 — but undermodulated. I really miss the big clear daytime signals they used to put thru on 15475, even 17630 from the ailing transmitter, which they are supposedly going to revive, unlike Pres. Bongo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. KJRH, channel 2, Tulsa, still going with Nightlight NAB video about DTV, alternating Spanish/English, at 1351 UT June 26, the date it`s supposed to conclude on this and many other stations, two weeks after the June 12 analog closedown (tho some keep going until July 12 or miscellaneous dates between). I expect most of them will turn this off without any fanfare (or much notice in their local markets), whenever they get around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR, 13845, strong Es-assisted open carrier, June 26 at 1306; really open, no hum, crosstalk or squeal either. PMS audio finally came up circa 1320.

15825, WWCR was also inbooming with Tony Alámo, whose ministry has continued unabated during the M-F 13-14 hour despite his legal problems and presumed incarceration pending trial which keeps getting put off, latest date being July 13. This rounds up news about the case:

Es opening not strong enough to bring in WWRB 18770 harmonic or anything on channel 2, yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [and non]. 9550 with two weak Asian stations mixing, a fast SAH, maybe 10 Hz between them, June 26 at 1327. One is in Chinese, the other in Vietnamese, but after 1330 only one of them remains. Was also hearing the same before 1300. A radio war between Vietnam and China, Commies vs Commies? We know they have had their differences.

Aoki listings confirm the two are broadcasting to each other on the same frequency at the same time. CRI in Vietnamese at 11-17, 500 kW, 193 degrees from Beijing site; and VOV in Chinese at 1100-1330, 1500-1700, 100 kW, 27 degrees from Hanoi-Sontay site. Depending on relative skip distances, one may slide in over the other at certain locations, but in much of SE Asia, the collision is bound to be huge. And this is nothing new (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11535, heard the day before in skirts of WEWN 11530, and WEWN spur on 11540, checked again June 26 at 1250: sounds like Chinese, but not positive it`s Mandarin, tho did hear “wo-men“ mentioned by M talking, occasional interjexions by W. 1255 to piano music, seems a hymn, 1256 W and then M with brief announcement, off at 1257*.

No IDs discernible, but suspect it is one of the missionary stations aiming into China on a new frequency. Doing better than expected against WEWN since the latter had long pauses in live mass. The June 26 edition of Aoki still doesn`t have it. And there are no clues in WRTH A-09 update, PWBR `2009`, HFCC or EiBi either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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