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Glenn Hauser logs August 24, 2009

** CANADA [and non]. CHU, 7850, at 1413 Aug 24 time pips mixed with some hashy QRM, and also 2-way SSB slightly on the hi side, language not determined. The hashy QRM I would have assumed to be coming from my VCRs or TVs, but has been reported by others as a CHU transmitter defect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Aug 24: at 1340 good S9+18 signal with flutter on 10210, its favorite haunt lately, but just barely audible on 9000, and found nowhere else between 8 and 19 MHz, except parallelable mixed with CNR1 and VOA on 12040 at 1348. 10210 FD resumed at 1405 after open-carrier top-of-hour monitoring pause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. I`m usually too busy bandscanning at 1330 even to remember to check RNZI Mailbox fortnightly Mondays on 6170, and instead listen later to the audio file. But I did get it Aug 24 on 6170, now holding up later, tuning in at 1329 to find John Durham`s DX news already starting, so the show started at 1328 as later confirmed by checking audio file which is only 17:59 long.

His DX report was up- to-date and error-free, except for pronunciation of Villa as in Perú`s 4940 station. Included sound clips of that R. San Antonio and a few others: Saint Helena Day, Perú, Indonesia, India [q.v.], Thailand, Canada, Cuba, Papua New Guinea/NI, Spain, Vatican/Romania, Portugal. DX news lasted until 1338, i.e. about 9 minutes, followed by music fill segment, nothing else as Adrian Sainsbury was away, so no propagation and no “mailbox“: you`d think Myra could handle those herself in a pinch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7676.0 at 1418 Aug 24, Spanish SSB 2-way, instead of “puta madre“ heard “te quiero mucho“ twice or thrice, quite an improvement. One assumes these are from or around Mexico, never IDing and unlicensed narcotraffickers or poachers; but at least when in the fixed bands could be licensed and legal private commercial, military or government stations, still not bothering to ID. I wish Mexican DXers or other native speakers would monitor these for better clues, especially the ones inside SW broadcast bands where SSB stix out like a sorethumb, but I seem to be the only one reporting them (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11789.5, Aug 24 at 1342, SSB 2-way not in Spanish, but possibly Thai or Lao as I heard the word “weela“ (way-lah) which means time, as about to read the clock. The stronger signal was a really slow talker, possibly half-asleep, but most of the next two sesquiminutes consisted of pauses; splash from 11785 China radio war (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###