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Glenn Hauser logs September 26-27, 2009

** CANADA [non]. 13810, Sat Sept 26 at 1828 giving Toronto address in English to 1829*. Per HFCC this is DTK via the doomed Jülich site; per Aoki it is Bible Voice in Somali until 1830 on weekends only via Wertachtal. Surely GERMANY, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 26 at 1305: poor on 8400, good on 9000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Arnie Coro`s cohorts at the DentroCuban Jamming Command are at it again, disaudiblizing another broadcast of a fellow DX program in English, WORLD OF RADIO, now scheduled Saturdays at 1330 on WRMI 9955, nothing but jamming roar audible here Sept 26 at 1345 check. The same likely happens to another new WOR broadcast Thursdays at 1200. On the SSE antenna, do these make it audibly to South America?

RHC anomalies Sept 26: at 1354 absent from 13680 and 13880, but present on 13760, 13780.

At 1354 RHC Spanish added 13720, as CRI 13740 relay carrier just came on producing leapfrog of 13760 over it; trouble is, another SS was already being heard on 13720, REE Spain, per Aoki scheduled in the 13-14 hour on weekends only, and now the mix.

At 1402, RHC also missing from 15120, while OK on 15360. A very poor signal of something else could be detected on 15120. Saudi Arabia`s Bengali service is the only thing scheduled.

11760 normally has decent modulation but Sept 26 at 1834 check I found it extremely distorted, modulation audible only at spikes. 11800 JBA with its usual distortion but not as bad as 11760. / 11690 was best.

Next check at 2104: 11760 had improved greatly, unlike 11800 and OK on // 11770, all in Spanish, no English like the day before. However, 11800 vanished at 2105, back on at 2112. At 2105 also found // 13790 but not 13760.

At 2110 also could hear Spanish on 17660, which had been scheduled as an English frequency along with 11760 at 2030-2130. 17660 was an echo apart from 11770 and the others. However, 17660 does not appear at all for any language in the `updated` sked I analyzed in my last report, http://www.radiohc.cu/espanol/c_frecuencia/frecuencias.htm

BTW, don`t even look at equivalent pages presented in English andFrench on the RHC website, obviously sesquiyears out of date showing such long-abandoned frequencies as 15230, 13660, etc., etc.

The sked presented in Spanish also claims that Esperanto is down to only two broadcasts a weekend, one of which is Sunday 0000-0030 on 13790, and it comes before the one Sunday at 1500 on 11760. So that means UT Sunday 0000? More likely UT Monday, as UT Sunday Sept 27 at 0009 I hear 13790 in French! French 13790 is in fact shown on the same schedule for daily broadcasts 0000-0100 and 0130-0200, so Esperanto may not really be on then UT Monday either.

But nothing ever makes sense at RHC, which is totally incapable of matching what goes on the air with what appears on any schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GABON [and non]. Haven`t had a decent listenable signal from Africa Numéro Un in months since the demise of 17630 and 15475, tho signs of the 9580 signal are often there, but enhanced African conditions on 31m brought it in UT Sept 26 at 0525 on 9580, F-G with music, 0527 ID as “émettant de Libreville et de Moyabi, Gabon“.

Except for the very strong but very undermodulated REE Costa Rica on 9630, the strongest and only usable signals on 31m at this time were 9580, DW Rwanda 9480 and CVC Zambia 9430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 13860, Sept 26 at 1830, G signal with multiple vocalists in African music; it`s the middle of DW`s Hausa via Rampisham (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9805, Sept 26 at 1311 piano music, 1312 OM speaking in Japanese-sounding language, but not regular Japanese? Strong but fluttery; 1320 to YL definitely in Japanese with hymn music on piano, off around 1330 but did not catch ID or sign-off. Perhaps the OM was speaking a dialect peculiar to Japanese Adventist male evangelists? Listed as KSDA due NW in daily 1300-1330 service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 17870-17875-17880 DRM, Sat Sept 26 at 2111, presumed from TDF Montsinéry, the usual occupant of this frequency as also heard yesterday tho not on current schedules; why? It must be something important for DRM to be testing on a weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI still on shifted frequency 9525.8 for the second day, Sept 26 at 1307 with W&M news in English, some hum, flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. REE opening English on 9665, Sat Sept 26 at 2101 with item about the San Sebastián film festival, fair signal.

Trouble is, this broadcast is supposed to be on 9650 Sat & Sun at 21-22, per WRTH A-09 update, Aoki and EiBi. 9665 is the frequency scheduled for English on M-F when it is two hours earlier at 19-20. Did they get mixed up at Noblejas about which one to use, or is this an intentional change? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 15285, Sept 26 at 1359 with VOT IS over CCI causing SAH, no doubt with ChiCom jamming and/or BBC Mandarin via Singapore. 1400 accurate 5+1 timesignal from VOT before opening Arabic to NW Africa, and someone else`s timesignal a few sex behind (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WINB missing from 13570, Sat Sept 26 at 1828 check, just CODAR sweeping the frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, tho silent on 9955 weekdays 16-24 UT when there is nothing but WRN fill on the webcast, has business on weekends, such as Sat Sept 26 at 2113, English preacher, no jamming audible. But latest WRMI schedule grid as of Sept 22 shows “Maestro de Zion“ during this semihour, which I would expect to be in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Mostly-Kansas MW observations on a mini-DX pedition Saturday afternoon Sept 26 to a quiet rural location on State Hwy 11a about halfway between US 64/81/60 junxion due N of Enid, and State Hwy 11 on the way to Wakita, Nissan caradio tuning in 10-kHz steps only:

526 kHz, tuned to 530 kHz could hear weak beacon (weacon?), sending OJ over and over in code, which is in Olathe, Johnson County KS near Kansas City, per the exhaustive list Bill Hepburn provides at http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm No HAR or TIS audible on 530 itself.

690, KGGF Coffeyville KS heard closing a classic cowboy-music show at 1659 UT Sat, but no title heard. I will look it up on the KGGF website: yeah, sure, can`t find any such site. Maybe starts at 1606. Altho the closing bit I heard had a religious subtext, I want to check the show further, as I would put up with some of that to hear the ilk of the Sons of the Pioneers. Axually, I heard this in Enid before going to the site, but 10 kW KGGF has broad semi-local coverage.

910 had IBOC noise at 1917 UT, which must have been coming from Wichita on 900 as there is nothing strong enough on 920; and 890 has strong OK signal tho I think I could hear some IBOC noise under it. 2009-2010 NRC AM Log confirms that KSGL 900 Wichita does run IBOC. 250 watts daytime power. I had never noticed the IBOC from it with weaker signal inside Enid.

1000, KTOK OKC, IBOC has not been heard for a few weeks at occasional daytime chex, so I am beginning to think it is off for good. But it used to be intermittent, so maybe I have just been lucky.

1280, semi-local KSOK Arkansas City KS missing! At 1919 check and still when back home at 2050. The website http://www.ksokfm.com/ is very much alive, tho mostly about their FM on 95.9 with a link to 1280.

1600.2, off-frequency het I have been hearing for many months even in daytime against KUSH 1600 Cushing OK, was stronger at the DXpedition site than at home in Enid, leading me to believe it is from a KS station rather than TX. That would KMDO in Fort Scott, SE Kansas, 770 watts day, 35 night, both non-direxional. Some MetroPlex signals which reach Enid OK, e.g. 700 and 1040, did not make it to the DX site.

1610, Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) HAR at 1912 UT with weather along the `pike from Kansas City to the OK border, voiced by synthetic woman. They have multiple transmitters, mostly on 1610, and no doubt I was hearing the closest one at South Haven. Sometimes have traces in Enid, but 1610 here daytimes is predominantly Great Salt Plains OK TIS. Yet the DX site was closer to GSP than Enid is.

1660, KXTR classical music weakly audible at 1914, groundwave from Kansas City (Glenn Hauser, Grant County OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 9635 at 1310 Sept 26 with roughly equal mix of Vietnamese and Spanish, so VOV-1 new frequency for the East Sea service is now making it against CVC Miami via Chile; no sign of VOV on other NFs for that, 7435 and 11720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9600.4, het still there Sept 26 at 2055 vs CRI Kashgar, East Turkistan on 9600.0. I think some audio was making it from both, but too much mix to make anything out. I would settle for definite Spanish as a start, advancing my theory that it could be XEYU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Note: I last had two separate DX reports both dated just September 25. I normally intend to make clear in subject lines with different dates or part II, not to be taken as resends or duplicates. This one has only one item concerning Sept 27, making it a two-dayer. ###

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