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Glenn Hauser logs July 8, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 making a better showing than usual on July 8: at 1305 music hetting 15480. The 4-kHz het was at least audible for the next two hours: until 1430 it`s with Woofferton UK at 74 degrees, PRW in Belorussian; after 1430 it`s beating against Democratic V. of Burma via Armenia at 100 degrees.

At 1325-1333 music interrupted for talk segment by YL, but just too weak to copy, 1333 slightly stronger as music resumes. 1341 a fast-paced song, into YL “ola“, seems interviewing kids or other creatures with hi-pitched voices. 1348 novelty song. 1400 music across hourtop as usually happens, a lively song. *1409-1412* and *1418-1426* blocked by much stronger open carrier on 15475, but het de LRA36 still audible; see UNIDENTIFIED. 1436 LRA36 is JBA. 1502-1506+* carrier still JBA until off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 8 checking 8-22 MHz:
10500, poor at 1258; very poor at 1339
14700, fair-good at 1312, fair at 1336; poor at 1423
15550, poor at 1303, so no hourtop monitoring break here, vs V of Tibet on its frequency of the moment. Watch out, WJHR!
15570, fair at 1319, moved from 15550
15580, fair at 1408, moved from 15570, and mixing with some other music, probably CNR1 additional jamming rather than VOT
17920, poor at 1313, 1336; fair at 1422 and not fluttering today

CNR1 jamming July 8, besides perpetual 15265, 15285:
15330, at 1316 plus motorboating noise vs BBC Uzbek
15530, at 1331 plus motorboating noise, down from 15570? VOT channel
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Your anomaly station, RHC: July 8 at 0627, English is on 6150, which is normally only in Spanish. // English on 6060, 6010, 5970; Spanish on 6120, and 5040=with squeal, tho at the moment checked they had a clip in Brazilian. Same transmitter as 13680? See below.

12000, once again spurring with weaker satellites on 12000 and 12060, July 8 at 1300 with news about Daniel Ortega.

13680, VG strength at 1311 July 8 but bad squeal even worse than WWCR`s 15825; off at 1337 check; back on with squeal at 1424. Same transmitter as 5040 at night? See above.

15410, with lo het upon DW Hausa via RWANDA, July 8 at 1351. O o, the spurs from RHC 15360 are back, for same-pitch whine heard at other multiples of approx. 50 kHz displacement: 15310 is stronger also with RHC Spanish audio; 15260 CRI Sackville has some hash on it; 15210 RHC audio and whine; 15160 whine only; 15110 JBA whine; 1352 also 15460 whine plus JBA mod, but none higher. Fundamental 15360 not especially strong, // 15380 weaker. 1403 the spurs diminish. By 1417 check, 15360 was off and so were the spurs, while 15380 continued. Nominal schedule for 15360 is 11-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15510, July 8 as I tuned across at 1435, S9+12 signal but stuck in 2-syllable loop, pauses, sometimes bits of Russian, or bits of German; then settles down, mostly German for a while. It`s DW Russian service via Rampisham UK, so perhaps language lessons with unnecessary repetition, or report being translated. If everything in the chain were analog, this would not happen, but as we all know, analog is ancient outdated technology. 1502 rechek, 15510 OK with DW jingle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. Another general strike today July 8 affecting V. of Greece which per John Babbis was just going to simulcast a domestic net; can`t really tell the difference here, with usual heavy dose of Greek music, 15630 good at 1420. An hour earlier it was JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 15245v, VOK, July 8 at 1317 in English but with lo het. Iffy listing for VOR in HFCC. But het shortly off, maybe caused by reduced carrier from SSB 2-way intruder on 15244.5, as SSB scratch only now audible.

More serious clash on 15245 at 1403 when VOK is in French to Europe, but NK-type music is mixing with talk in French. Checking listings later, that must be Église du Christ, scheduled Thursdays only at 1400-1430, 300 kW, 170 degrees from Woofferton. Aoki says it originates in Canada; WRTH UD has it under Canada, for N Africa. Now why would EdC choose to collide with NK also in French for its only broadcast? Because they don`t know any better, NK not in HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBERIA. 4025-, Star Radio presumed in slightly-low JBA carrier compared to Cuba 5025, and again the unID carrier on 6025-, July 8 at 0629 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. It turns out the RNW World Cup special on July 6 blocking R. Tirana in NAm on 13640 at 1845-1900 and 2000-2030 was via Sackville, as was // 11905. The two are also scheduled for the finale on July 11 from 1830 to 2200, but since R. Tirana does not broadcast in English on Sundays, there should be no collision then. We expect RNW to avoid using 13640 or any other R. Tirana frequency for future specials (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, TADIL-A bonker in 3 plus 1 rhythm atop Harold Camping, tsk2, July 8 at 0631. WYFR is sked on 5850, 05-10 at 181 degrees. I do believe this is a fixed utility band, broadcasters intruding on “non-interference“ basis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTWW off the air July 8: nothing on 9479 at 1255, audiblizing R. Australia on 9475. Nor on night/alternate channels 5755, 5080. Still absent from 9479 at 1757 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR, 15825 inbooming July 8 at 1320, making the constant squeal on transmitter-1 all the worse. HF Es opening, but did not reach VHF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, Thursday July 8 at 1503, first airing of WORLD OF RADIO 1520 confirmed, VP signal but no jamming audible. Should be better at 0030 UT Friday if not 2100 UT Thursday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, WINB, your jailbird station, July 8 at 1510 with Tony Alamo talking about Goldwater, Vietnam; how old is that? Poor signal. So how`s the apprehended, charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced to 175 years in prison for child sexual abuse evangelist doing? There have been several follow-up reports in the last few months linked at http://www.tonyalamonews.com/ — notably an Oprah show of May 26 about his victims. We are coming up on the first anniversary of his convixion, July 24, 2009. But does WINB care? Of course not! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15475, open carrier blox LRA36 15476 ANTARCTICA [q.v.], July 8 at 1409 tho latter still detectable as het; OC off at 1412*. Back on, stronger with hum at *1418-1426*. Could it be Africa Number One, Gabon, finally testing transmitter to resume service? But old schedule was 16-19 UT so if that resumes it will not conflict with RNASG. Or VOA doing one of its off-frequency tune-ups.

NO stations are currently scheduled on 15475 at any time, so the temptation must be great for someone to move in, icy station or not. Such as: 1800-2200: 15475 kHz to South America via TDF, so GUIANA FRENCH, on July 11 only for RNW`s World Cup special in Dutch. That may be what I heard hummily testing, but please keep it out of LRA36`s timeslot! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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