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Glenn Hauser logs September 24-25, 2009

** ANTARCTICA. Maybe my best reception yet of LRA36, 15476, Sept 24 at 1835, with tango song, S9 peaks; 1839 clear timecheck for 3:39 as I rolled a semihour of tape and will report the results when I get around to listening to it. I did check the end of it at 1910 and the signal had weakened quite a bit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 24 at 1351: 9000 fair with flutter, 8400 nothing. I am beginning to miss the hourly concert inbooming on several higher frequencies each morning. Yeah, right (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Musical frequencies report from RHC — it is beginning to seem like they have one less transmitter available than they have frequencies, after 0500. Sept 24 at 0549, English was on 6140 and 6060, but 6010 was missing. Spanish on 6120 and 6000. To boot, most of the time 6140 has been carrying Spanish, but not tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. This country must be opening up, for instead of the usual extremely stilted praisetalk for The Dear Leader, Sept 24 at 1349 on 9335 in English I heard a distinctly different accent, like South Asian, on using the internet for propaganda purposes. Who was that? Just outroed as “that was voice of a foreigner“ and into reunification stuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. As I tuned by VOR Hindi service on 15605, Sept 24 at 1326, nostalgia overcame me as they happened to be playing the old 10-note Radio Moscow IS, which I also used to play on the piano. Then it morphed into a fuller musicpiece; it was after all just the opening of a genuine no doubt patriotic communist tune, the rest of which I can still hum apolitically.

VOR in English to Americas, 9665 via Pridnestrovye/Moldova, UT Fri Sept 25 at 0151 with Tuvan-sounding music, program outroed before hourtop as Kaleidoscope. Flutter-fading very noticeable on this frequency unlike most others on 31m from lower latitude paths (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9445-9450-9455, DRM buzz at 1836 check Sept 24, which Jeff White says is now from IBB Greenville at 16-20; not sure if this replaces the 20-22 on 15475, and/or the 00-04 on 9405, but at 0204 Sept 25 I could not detect any DRM on 9400-9410. Previous tests have been weekdays only, as in the DRM DX schedule which as of UT Sept 25 still shows the 9405 and 15475 broadcasts, not 9450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI made another NW antenna test instead of SSE, UT Friday Sept 25: nothing on 9955 until carrier on at 2359:30 Sept 24, ID and right into religious program in English, VG signal. Remained so for 0015 Aventura Diexista, 0030 Maravillosas Palabras de Vida, MEGO, but unglazed at 0100 for WORLD OF RADIO 1479, I would have to say excellent signal, S9+20 and hardly a fade. No jamming ever detectable tonight; 0130 Frecuencia al Día began equally strong, but the signal dropped down quickly at 0149 and soon became JBA; by 0200 it was gone and still gone at semi-hourly chex thru 0400. Would WRMI start fading in again later like anteayer? Tune in again for my next report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9600.4, I continue to detect a very weak carrier here at many dayparts, which indicates it is in single-hop range, possibly the XEYU Mexico City transmitter turned back on. Latest instance: Sept 24 at 2153 there was the het with 9600.0, which per Aoki is CRI English via Kashgar, East Turkistan. The het went off at 2157, à la typical CRI scheduling; with BFO I could tell the 9600.4 signal was still there, but as always, far too weak to detect any audio. This might be a good window to try futurely, however, until Vatican Radio`s stronger 9600.0 carrier oncomes at 2159:30 with IS, bells, 2201 opening Chinese. Tho Vatican was stronger than CRI, I could still hear the het. I am making enquiries in the DF as to whether XEYU could be making a comeback. If not, it could be something even more intriguing. Times not to bother when RHC is on 9600: 00-05 and 11-13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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