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Glenn Hauser logs December 21-22, 2010

** CROATIA [non]. 6110, music from V. of Croatia, Dec 22 at 0128 // Germany 7375 but probably not synchronized; not audible on [non non] 3985. 6110 is a test via Woofferton UK at 01-03, 294 degrees, to be followed by Rampisham 5925 at 03-04, and 5920 at 04-05, both 300 degrees, to “NWAm, Mon-Tue-Wed“ per DX Mix News, Bulgaria — so was this the last of three nights doing it? Perhaps to remind M&B they have competition (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1544, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [and non]. 11695-11720, OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, Dec 22 at 1505. Main victim is 11720 DW, Russian via Rampisham (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, Dec 21 at 2230, awful mix of R. Africa and R. Inconfidência. Bata had Tony Alamo undermodulated and very distorted, ZYE522 with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [and non]. 7450, VOG Greek music, Dec 21 at 2228, but big het from WWCR-1 7465 spur as constantly plus and minus 15+ kHz from fundamental. The other one on 7480+ did not have a victim (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Wed Dec 22 at 1423, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze via JSR JAPAN, usual earnest YL in English with description of a 1960 abductee, Koiko(?) Yamada, including her height in cm and feet. Good signal, S9+15 and het from Myanmar just barely audible. 1425 begins wrapping up with complete contact info, “time for us to come together and fight the dictator Kim Jung-Il, 1430*. There should be English again on Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA/SARAWAK. 5030, RTM, Dec 22 at 1418 S9+15, about equal to Cuba 5025, which for a change was causing no problem to 5030. Lively music, YL announcement, dialog with OM past 1423 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7255, VON, VG with African music during scheduled Hausa, Dec 21 at 2229, back where it`s supposed to be instead of 9690 where we caught it once, and consequently WYFR Portuguese spoken by gringo in the clear on 9690.

15120, Dec 22 at 1529, P-F S9+8, Voice of Nigeria IDs in English, news headlines about Ivory Coast, etc. 1531 http://www.voiceofnigeria.org mentioned. Carrier is unstable, obvious with BFO on. I ask again, is this their brand-new transmitter, or not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 17485, Hamada Radio International, nothing audible Wed Dec 22 at 1415, but presumed still active with propagation from Germany subnormal, also on 15 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17595, REE, Dec 22 at 1532 news in Portuguese by extremely nasal YL, 1534 French, 1537-1540 English including: state lottery, upon which Spaniards spend average 60 euro per capita; pension reform; anti-terrorism alerts focus on the Sahel; French and German citizens urged to evacuate Ivory Coast as civil war may be breaking out; thousands of students protest university reform in Italy; 3-hour strike in Athens. Allison Hughes IDed herself at closing, and turned over to Arabic. She had really been hurrying to squeeze all she could into her three minutes. Russian is still missing from the advertised mix at 1530-1545 M-F.

Did WRTH 2011 get this new service in? Not in the schedule of English broadcasts on page 597 or under Spain, but explained further down on page 474, listing five languages in alfabetical rather than broadcast order. Has correct time for Basque as 1330 M-F, and for Catalan and Galician M-F 2345-2355, plus mentions a repeat of those we were unaware of: next day at 0505-0515; to be confirmed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, on caradio Dec 21 at 2149 UT, Spanish from WRTO Chicago dominating, vs English talk from WOAI, with a slow SAH of 20 per minute between them causing deep fades, i.e. 1/3 Hz apart. As the Number One IBOC station, WOAI should be spot-on 1200.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15420-CUSB, Global Spirit Proclamation, the androgynous anapaestic preacher from Fence Lake on WBCQ, Dec 21 at 1847. The reduced carrier was wobbling, with BFO on, something not noted before on a WBCQ transmitter. Way over 15420 BBC via SOUTH AFRICA, which runs until 1900.

WORLD OF RADIO 1543, confirmed on WBCQ 7415, Tuesday Dec 21 at 2024 as I was talking about Saudi Arabia 15250. This was the first airing of last week`s show on WBCQ. 1544 is ready in time for Wed and Thu 2000 UT this week, but unknown whether 1543 may get another play first.

WORLD OF RADIO 1544, first SW broadcast confirmed on WRMI 9955, Wed Dec 22 at 1635, but poor signal with pulse jamming making it unlistenable; are we supposed to feel favored because it was nothing like the wall of noise jamming on 9965? Tnx a lot, Arnie!

Next airings on WRMI 9955: Thu 0430, 1600, 2200, Fri 1530. On WWRB 3185: Fri 0430. On WWCR 7465: Fri 2130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. I was wondering whatever became of VOA`s “Border Crossings“, world music show, and now I know. It is still on at least one SW frequency at 1505 UT, 12055, Dec 22 after VOA news playing “Happy Christmas“, 1509 program ID and inviting requests to phone number, so apparently live. Increasingly bothered by splash from WEWN Spanish 12050. Meanwhile 9760 via Philippines was as usual in English Learning hour. 12055 is 100 kW, 108 degrees via Lampertheim, GERMANY during this hour only.

I was wanting to look up all the English frequencies in use during this hour, but the A-Z pages are gone! Or moved to inaccessibility. Finally found this page, http://www.insidevoa.com/about/frequencies/ which purports to lead to frequencies. Exhaustive lists of programs and times, including B.C. M-F 1505-1600. You have to click again on each program to get to its frequencies,
http://www.voanews.com/english/programs/radio/64958237.html
which shows:

Africa: 4930, 6080, 12020, 15580, 17895 mhz [sic]Middle East & Europe: 13570, 15530 mhz [sic]Asia & Pacific: 7540, 7575, 12150 mhz [sic]

But not including the one I am hearing, 12055! I`m afraid this lineup looks quite out of date, A-10? Compare to B-10 info we had previously in DXLD as of Nov 14, but there may have been more changes by now:

English to Europe, Middle East, and North Africa
1500-1600 UTC 11765 12055

English to Africa
1500-1600 UTC 4930 6080 15580 17715 17895

English to Far East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania
1500-1600 UTC 7575 9930 12150
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, pirate Dec 22 at 1432 with stilted M&W discussion about ham radio, as if they were trying to make it obvious they were reading a script, 1437 soul music, 1442 SSTV to 1443* but no voice ID heard. Had OTH radar QRM, right in the middle of its range at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7235, Dec 22 at 1453, a het with something slightly to one side, bits of audio; stronger carrier went off at 1458 but still a het. Probably has something to do with ETHIOPIA, V. of Peace and Democracy clandestine to Eritrea, longpath, reported here at other times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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