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Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2009

** ANTARCTICA. LRA36, 15476 + a smidgin, again putting in respectable signal from so far and so lowpowered, Sept 23 at 1925 woman talking in Spanish, 1930 to man singing about corazón with guitar, 1936 ID. Continued alternating talk and music segments, and at 2005 noticed the noise level increase, presumably start of QRDRM from Greenville. However, Jeff White says the DRM sked from Greenville changed Sept 22 to 1600-2000 on 9450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 23: at 1354, nothing on 8400, poor on 9000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. RHC check Sept 23 at 0640: Spanish on 11760, 6140, 6120, 6000; English during hilife music on 6060 ex-6006 and 6010. Could be leaning toward Africa at this hour and with English extended past 0700. Bryan Clark in NZ heard RHC on 6060 as late as 0930 asking for reports from Africa, and it was previously reported that new antennas for Africa were being installed. How late would 6 MHz hold up from Cuba to W Africa? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9425, AIR at 1352 Sept 23 with W&W conversation I first thought was in usual Hindi, but then realised was in heavily accented English; or a mixture? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9680, RRI Sept 23 at 1357 three or four people discussing subjects such as Maradona, good atop CCI and continued past 1400 with no break or timesignal; 1401 referred more than once to SMR-Sat 2-B. Seems that extended Qur`aning is finished along with Ramadan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MONACO [non]. 9800, TWR fair signal Sept 23 at 0706 in English preacher, 324 degrees from Fontbonne, France site. M-F starts at 0700, Sunday at 0645, Saturday at 0715, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. After missing a few days, WBCQ again left 9330-CUSB on the air another half hour at 1900-1930* for WORLD OF RADIO 1478, on Tuesday Sept 22. Signed off after a SW promotion/ad? so no Amos & Andy this time. Next day at 1900, 9330 was off and 7415 virtually inaudible here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WRMI tried the 317 degree antenna across NAm in the evening, UT Wed Sept 23 instead of the usual beam at this hour of 160 degrees across Cuba, Caribbean, South America. At 0003 signal was fair and somewhat atop heavy DentroCuban jamming even tho it was in English. At 0047 check in Spanish about the same; at 0104 in Italian with Studio DX, VG S9+20 signal and no jamming audible. It was expected to fade out at some point before switching to the other antenna at 0800, after the 0700 airing of WORLD OF RADIO.

At recheck around 0400 had faded out completely. However, another check at 0600 found WRMI reaudible, with “Over the Rainbow“, 0605 Bryne Edwards show with some anti-government comments.

0633 still and noted that unlike some nights when the 31m band was virtually dead, a number of other signals were holding up, including WYFR 9355, 9385, especially 9680 and 9715; Gabon 9580; Brasil 9645v and 9565; WTJC 9370 briefly in Russian at 0634. Even 11 MHz was open with fair signal from Habana 11760, good from WEWN 11870. K index at 0600 was zero, and solar flux had soared to 75 the day before, predicted to reach 77 the next several days.

On WRMI at 0658, QSL offer and Baseball Mexico promo, “on WRMI, bringing the World of Radio to the world“, 0658 minute of dead air, 0700 start WORLD OF RADIO 1478, I was pleased to hear at S9+15 level steady with slight fading, no jamming audible. Another NW antenna test, reports to WRMI wanted, occurs at 0000-0800 UT Friday, including new WORLD OF RADIO 1479 at 0100, Happy Station at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, WWCR instead of JBA became very good at 1409 Sept 23 during YL preacher, as a minor HF sporadic E opening must have inkicked, but not enough to inbring WWRB x 2 on 18770 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. R. Nacional de la RASD, nice signal and nice music on 6297.1, Sept 23 at 0645 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13970-13995, looking for Firedrake, instead heard OTH radar clix, Sept 23 at 1425, but from China or Cyprus? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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