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Glenn Hauser logs April 19, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake, April 19 at 1909, fair on 11700. Here`s one that must be against RFA Chinese via Tinian, unheard tho scheduled 18-20, rather than against Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11600, DCJC wall of noise is still going here all day, such as April 19 at 1909, presumably against never-confirmed low-power Radio República transmitter in Central America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, surprised to find good signal here with pop music at 1856 April 19; 1900 no ID heard but into English program “Pioneers of Civilization“, about the contributions of Muslim scholars for ten centuries. Opened with a credit to something-Choice Produxions, and then Allah-Akbar song. M narrator has American accent, W has Britishish accent, speaking slowly and clearly and with musical produxion.

You learn something every day: Allah created man from a leech. Finally got down to business at 1904 focusing on a mathematician, Ali Ben-Hamza (sp?). But whence is it? Modulation good, so can`t be Cairo or Damascus on a new frequency, but who else in Arab world has English at this hour? Kuwait! Check 11990 where English has been scheduled for ages at 18-21 UT: nothing there. Will go back to 15540 again later.

At 1910, 15540 weakening and still no 11990; 15540 much weaker than Portugal on 15560. Next check at 2015, rock music, poor signal now vs noise level, and still music past 2035 with no announcement breaks. At 2100 time signal, ID in Arabic mentioning Kuwait, news theme and news in Arabic, but cut off the air at 2104*.

Later, checking the references, primetimeshortwave still has 11990 as the 18-21 English frequency. EiBi too, 11990 for English to Europe at 18-21, and 15540 during the same pair of sequihours is supposed to be DRM in Arabic!

Aoki has a match, tho, with 15540 as R. Kuwait A-10 analog English from MOI at 18-21, 150 kW, 310 degrees, i.e. USward as well as UKward.
Altho Aoki got it, the complete R. Kuwait/MOI A-10 transmission schedule has been slow to come out; not yet in DXLD nor in the archive, for instance.

After 2200 I looked for DRM from Kuwait on 11670-11675-11680 as previously scheduled to North America, but unfound. Another new A-10 frequency is per Aoki:
11950 R KUWAIT (DRM) 2200-0230 1234567 Arabic 150 350 Sulaibiyah            
Checking at 2247, I can`t hear any DRM around either frequency, but by now maybe just not propagable.

This DRM schedule does not now show anything for Kuwait! nor can I find any recent forum mentions of Kuwait DRM logs here or at the drmna yg (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15385 checked April 19 at 1911, not even a carrier detectable from KJES during its scheduled sesquihour on this frequency, next to RHC 15380 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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