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Glenn Hauser logs August 18, 2009

** AUSTRIA. 15595, Aug 18 at 1506 hymn in English “I will trust in you“, into language talk. Umlauts reminded me of Hungarian, so I did not think it was Turkish, but so listed in Aoki as AWR at 1500-1530 only via Moosbrunn. Careful: at 1530 Vatican ecumenically takes over 15595 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9625 with BBCWS at 0458 Aug 18, ID and promos, but it`s really the end of the first hour of CBC Overnight as then mentioned in outro, now being carried on the NQ service, but no such ID before 0500 CBC news, just as CBC Radio 1. Anyhow, back on 9625 for sure ex-9755 excursion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Or should this be UK [non]?

** CHINA. Yay, heard one Firedrake music-only jamming frequency once again, tho only poorly, this time on 15755, Aug 18 at 1453 and still at 1506. Nothing heard on any of the previous/usual channels between 8 and 19 MHz. 15755 must be the latest jump of Sound of Hope via Tajikistan in the 15.7 MHz range. I wonder if the lack of Firedrakes also means that many other SOH transmissions have disappeared?

However, times do not match the Aug 18 0400 edition of Aoki showing:
15750*Xi Wang Zhi Sheng SOH 1230-1300 1234567 Chinese 100 131 Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 06848E3829N SOH a09 May 25- 15720
15750*Xi Wang Zhi Sheng SOH 1400-1430 1234567 Chinese 100 131 Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 06848E3829N SOH a09 May 25- 15740
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC check Aug 18 at 1459 found 11760 already off as was 13780 just in time to clear 13775 for Austria via Canada. Still on with RHC IS were 13760 and much stronger 13680 aimed usward from the other site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, English talk about Africa fading out and in, Aug 18 at 1445; only poor at best, but certainly V. of Africa as scheduled, and seldom heard. W and M with heavy accent. A little help from the solar flux would certainly audiblize it better, but no signs of that. Perhaps approaching seasonal equinoxial conditions will assist instead. A few minutes later checked for // 21695, but nothing audible on 13m. At 1502, 17725 had declined to a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 17640 with BBCWS news in English Aug 18 at 1503. Only fair and not always audible, but BBC-famished North Americans may add this to possible frequencies: now scheduled as Ascension at 13-17, 114 degrees (and before at 08-13, 17640 is Seychelles, 270 degrees) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA

** U S A. VOA/IBB Greenville has finally followed my advice to cease interfering with itself by overlapping with Botswana at 1430 on 17585. Aug 18 at 1428 This Day in History segment was allowed to finish and then dropped carrier immediately at 1430:00* without any YDD signoff routine. Botswana takeup to continue same English hour should also have crash-started at *1430:00 but not audible here as it occasionally is. I think they are warming up on 17575 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR shows up on a different new frequency, 15820: announced plans to test 15830 this week instead of 15825, but there it was really on 15820 instead, Aug 18 at 1408, VG S9+20 signal in preaching. Still 15820 at 1505 check. Trace of squeal possibly at imagination-level, but not really a problem. Anyhow, I don`t think shifting 5 kHz up or down will have any effect on the possible squealing. No other broadcasters are scheduled on 15820 or 15830 at any time, so it seems WWCR may experiment freely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWRB, 18770 = 2 x 9385 with Brother Scare, Aug 18 at 1447. I was still on the inside antenna and could hear it even there, tho certainly stronger at 1510 check on outside antenna. I am still looking for anyone else to report DXing this. HF sporadic E assistance one again in play, as evidenced also by WWCR 15820, WWV well heard on 20000. WWV is only 500 miles away, and simply will not be heard here on 20000 without Es (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15460 with unID language, several speakers, Aug 18 at 1450. Rather than guess, I will look it up later: R. Liberty in Georgian at 14-15; Aoki says Biblis, HFCC says Lampertheim, GERMANY anyway. I haven`t yet figured out how to recognize Georgian right away; any tips with common words, phrases or characteristic phonemes? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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