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Glenn Hauser logs September 29, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 29 at 1307: fair on 8400, poor on 9000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC check Sept 29 at 0558: English service on nominal 6010, 6060, 6140, a clip of someone speaking English, but with annoying voice-over/consecutive translation into Spanish. Outro as having been Caribbean Outlook show, announcer named Elena Valverde (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 7265, RFI in French discussion at 0551 Sept 29, with heavy quick echo, à la long/short path. Trouble is, LP would be quite unlikely at this hour from Europe. Could be transmission problem either in audio input or running two unsynchronized transmitters at Issoudun? Scheduled until 0600 at 185 degrees, then 204 degrees. If these are normally two different transmitters, perhaps the second one was onturned too early.

15160 at 1328 Sept 29 with big collision causing fast subaudible heterodyne. One of them goes off at 1329* leaving the other in Russian with guitar music, it too offgoing at 1330* leaving frequency vacant.

At 1230-1329 it`s R. Free Asia in Khmer, 73 degrees from SRI LANKA, per Aoki, while at 1300-1330 it`s RFI in Russian, 55 degrees from Issoudun. Apparently no such collision is expected within Russia or Cambodia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. RRI Makassar (ex-Ujung Pandang, ex-Makassar), Sulawesi (ex-Celebes), 4750, signal continues to improve as Sept 29 at 1242 a string of hard-sell ads in Indonesian, 1246 song, fair over co-channel China or maybe Bangladesh. No other Indos showing on 60m tho there were signs of activity on 75m. See also UNIDENTIFIED 3325.

9525.9, VOI, Sept 29 at 1301 opening English hour, still undermodulated but marginally readable amid flutter fading. YL introduces perpetual Tuesday excursion as Exotic Indonesia, 1302 greetings from RRI Banjarmasin guy on phone where it`s very hot, 35 degrees Celsius, or did he say 45? Canned sign-on as always gave three frequencies, only one of which is in use for any single broadcast, but live announcer did the same at 1302. Do they really believe this in Jakarta? Axually, I believe 9526v is the only one currently in use for any VOI broadcast, not 11785v or 15150. 1304 over to another YL for news from Jakarta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6160, CKZN at 0555 Sept 29, discussion of viral mutations. Would this be Quirx & Quarx, on its Monday night repeat? That`s at 11+ pm local, so no, too late for CKZN and too early for CKZU which would have it on an hour later. And besides, no sign of host Bob McDonald. Therefore is `N with CBC Radio Overnight which per sked would be Radio Australia after `2:30` am. There was a fast rippling SAH, just like old times, presumably CKZU, but way underneath CKZN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN. R. Sweden, which abandoned its morning audience in North America last year, still manages to be audible despite their best efforts, on 15735, English at 1330 Sept 29 including reports on health care, with Germany and Netherlands recommended as better models for USA than co-lingual Canada and UK; and on auxioning Ingmar Bergman`s stuff. Fair but sufficient and steady signal tho 55 degrees from Hörby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15320, Sept 29 at 1326, weak YL spelling out Kowloon address in English. Scheduled as AWR via Nauen, GERMANY, 250 kW at 70 degrees, 1300-1330 in Chinese on this weekday, Uighur on weekends. No jamming heard but there were weak OTH radar pulses 15300-15330. Would the ChiCom at least jam the Adventist Uighur, or is that too esoteric to bother with? Would Beijing axually prefer the Uighurs to be Adventists instead of Islamists? But if you Google adventist hypodermics you get almost 80K hits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Sept 29 at 1248 solo singing with pauses, still same tho weakening at 1258. Could not decide whether it`s RRI Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, or PNG. WRTH 2009 shows Radio Buka, Buka, Bougainville in the PNG listing and Radio Bougainville, Kubu in the page 570 frequency list; while PWBR `2009` splits the difference as Radio Bouganville [sic], Buka. Aoki shows Radio Buka as in Kieta. Well, it`s all one station, whatever you call it. And would it be too much to ask for PNG and Indonesia to spread out their few remaining SW stations so none of them are on the same frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9600.4, very weak het again audible Sept 29 at 1310 after RHC cleared frequency, but now I hear the same pitch on 9500 and 9700. Lacking any confirmation that XEYU transmitter is running, it looks like this is something of local origin, tho I am baffled as to what. Not sufficiently baffled to start unplugging each appliance one by one; besides, it could be neighborly (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15300-15330, weak OTH radar pulses presumed, Sept 29 at 1325, bothering AWR on 15320. Could they at least keep these out of the broadcast bands? They being presumably the Brits in Cyprus or the French near Paris (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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