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Glenn Hauser logs July 14, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake July 14: at 1306 nothing audible on 8400 or 9000; at 1315 poor-fair on 13970; 1317 poor on 14430, none audible 15-19 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9526-, Tuesday July 14 at 1302 opening weekly `Exotic Indonesia` hookup to RRI Banjarmasin with banter between Banj guy and this time an OM rather than YL at Jakarta studio. Listened carefully in case a date was mentioned as often the case, but heard none, tho again claimed to be `live`. Ron Howard found a VOI website claiming that this Exotic Indonesia series was running from April to December, 2008! If it was really a rerun from last year, days of week would not match days of month in 2009.

Another question is that if it is really live on the 1300 UT broadcast (8 pm local as the site claims), is it repeated on all the following English broadcasts during the next 24 hours? Continues with regular features but breaks for kontact with Kalimantan, at 1321 the M&M conversing again, giving phone number and other listener input info to Banjarmasin; 1323 back to Jakarta for Today`s Commentary, by a YL about the presidential and vice presidential races. Only fair reception in noise but no QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. VOR Khabarovsk, 12000, July 14 at 1314, more distorted than ever in Chinese talk, very unstable carrier, better during music than talk at the moment, but the trouble increases and decreases cyclically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA [and non]. As I tuned by 7310, July 14 at 0600 I noticed two stations in English mixing about equal levels, DW and BBCWS. Now, DW is scheduled here at 0600-0630 in English via Sines, PORTUGAL, but nothing else. However, BBCWS relay in English via Meyerton, SOUTH AFRICA runs 0400 right up to 0600 also on 7310 — so I conclude that SENTECH failed to close down their transmitter on time. This went on for at least a couple minutes merging newscasts from both before I moved on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. VOA Korean, July 14 at 1309, poor on 7225, good on // 11740, except talk on 7225 was running a few sex behind 11740. 7225 is 329 degrees from Tinian, while 11740 is 21 degrees from Tinang, both 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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