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Glenn Hauser logs August 29-31, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake check Aug 31 at 1331: poor on 9000, and barely audible/imagination level on 8400, nowhere else except in the 12040 mix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9524.9, already in English news when I tuned in at 1259 August 31; fair signal and weak modulation required straining to understand. Evidently their clock was a few minutes fast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Driving around OKC Aug 29, observed that 99.7 was on the air with gospel music, but never caught an ID. Signal was spotty and since I still don`t hear it in Enid, presumably translator or low-power test of KZLS “Mustang“, ex-Alva-Enid with full power.

The pirate on 107.1, after years and years was STILL on the air, relaying “Radio Free Austin“ wacko far-right programming, solid signal in center city and probably from same location a couple miles N of downtown as previously spotted, or nearby. A far greater public service would be relaying one of Austin`s excellent legal stations such as KOOP or KUT. Where is the FCC? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Seems that “Wire Light“, a.k.a. Cheetah Radio, a.k.a. Your World Your Way, etc., has bought more and more time on WRMI 9955, which is good news for paying the bills but a big yawn for listeners already bombarded with pointless or misleading infomercials on TV and AM. No jamming heard UT Monday Aug 31, WORLD OF RADIO still airing as scheduled at 0500, at 0530 Studio DX in Italian, but at 0600 up came YWYW again, two women conversing enthusiastically, one of them Michelle in Connecticut where the temperature was 15 degrees (not lately!). We still don`t have a complete updated schedule showing all the new Wire Light blox; on the Aug 8 version it was R. Prague fill all the way from 0600 to 1100 weekdays. YWYW has also replaced the second hour of QSO, UT Sundays at 06-07.

BTW, Jeff White says the unannounced music fill I enjoyed UT Sat between 05 and 06 was his own selexion of a wide variety of music from CDs he has collected around the world, each piece representing a different country, loaded into the automation for fill purposes, normally only in brief bits, but this week the hour-long La Rosa de Tokio had a tech problem, back next week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9500, Aug 31 at 1344 with nice SE Asian music, 1345 recognized BBC news theme with beeping, and Burmese; as scheduled via SINGAPORE, poor here but should be fine in Myanmar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC, 9370v, still putting out big filthy FMy spurs, audible around 0545 UT Aug 31, and also at 1257, centered approximately 9345 and 9395, the upper one soon obscured by super-splash WWRB 9385 with Brother Scare. Since these spurs are abnormal and a bane of shortwave, I will keep reporting them, doubting they will be eliminated unless WTJC is eliminated, which may require even more severe transmitter problems. Where is the FCC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR still testing on 15820 instead of 15825, Aug 31 at 1328, fair signal during Inspirations Across America, the black gospel music show which replaced sex criminal evangelist Tony Alamo as soon as he was convicted. IAA was interviewing a guest about his TV show with a website, which doesn`t connect so perhaps I miscopied it.

I have yet to hear Ask WWCR #299, where the frequency shift was discussed, as its mp3 is still Not Found, but apparently they replayed it again UT Sunday Aug 30 at 0145 on 5070, as monitored by Terry Wilson, MI, giving the frequency as 15830 instead of 15820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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