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Glenn Hauser logs April 15-16, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13625, April 16 at 0527 just after monitoring R. Dabanga on 13620 — see SUDAN [non], I notice that a station has appeared on 13625 which was vacant a few minutes earlier: playing jazz music, variations on “Hit the Road, Jack“. What in the world? YL then mentions Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis. Shortly, several IDs for Radio Tirana, and a www. website; “Ju Flet Tirana“, songs. Fair-good signal, flutter, good modulation. Slightly on the low side of 13625- compared to Vatican on 11625 (which could have been on the hi side). But Tirana cut off 13625 at 0536:40*.

This also explains my previous “UNIDENTIFIED. 13625, April 6 at 0518 open carrier between Dabanga 13620 and Australia 13630, and I think there was some modulation on it before 0515; nothing listed by HFCC or Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)“

R. Tirana is not scheduled on 13625 at this time, only for the English to NAm at 1430-1500 Mon-Sat. Evidently tests are carried out much earlier relaying domestic service in Albanian, which really does not start on SW until 0630 on 7390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 11700, April 15 at 0129 ID as “Radio Bulgarie Internationale“, so we have another RBI? In English it`s just R. Bulgaria. Checking their French site,
We also see only “Radio Bulgarie“ and no Internationale, so maybe the announcer was really saying non-capitalized “internationale“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 16:
 7970, poor at 1242; a new one tnx to SOH, and not on 8400, to 1300*
 9170, sounded like Firedrake music, but not // others, and 1300 CJKT spoken ID. Aoki says the CNR-6 service from Beijing 491 site
10300, fair at 1257-1259* off a minute before not // 7970
14700, VG at 1326 and // VP 7970 back on
15670, poor at 1328 mixing with something, i.e. RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan, and // 14700; no others up to 17 MHz by 1330

** CUBA [and non]. Re my previous report: “17560, April 14 at 2019, RHC Arabic still colliding with VOA French via Bonaire, and at the moment way atop it here, far outside the target zone of both.“ — my original log notes do show Arabic, but RHC should be Portuguese during this semihour, then Arabic from 2030. Not sure now whether it was my mistake or theirs.

6010, 6050, 6060, 6150, April 16 at 0547 RHC English playing some really wild avant-garde music including various percussive sounds and video-game firing noises; 0550 cut to `Ed Newman` promoting their `Real Audio` linx on website, as if it were something new and we needed that because of poor SW reception on the overkilled 49m band. He insists on calling this Real Audio even tho it`s Windows Media! Then 2 YLs mumble their names with final “newscast“ starting with, what else, Posada Carriles not being prosecuted by the US as Cuba demands, or extradited to Venezuela.

13880, first noted on leapfrog mixing product, but much stronger on 13780 and 13680, April 16 at 1323 RHC seems live from rally on the Plaza mentioning also broadcast by R. Cadena Habana and R. Metropolitana, commemorating some event 50 years ago today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13695, April 16 at 0526, French much stronger than RA 13690. In many nights of bandscanning around this time, first time I have heard something here beside Australia, tho RFI supposedly scheduled since A-11 began at 0500-0600, 500 kW, 155 degrees from Issoudun (and also at 04-05, 136 degrees) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9695, April 16 at 1250 song about Fukushima, apparently by an amateur singer, then Thai announcement, from R. Japan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, KBSWR via CANADA, April 16 at 1253-1256 with “listening tips“ from Kevin O`Donovan, Farmington NM, including: R. Bulgaria tests coming up; Ozyradio 5050, barely heard in W NAm around 1000 — I wonder where he read about those? He never credits his sources. AFAIK, Ron Howard, DXLD, is the only one who has heard it over here so far. Also apps for DW and a repeater-finder; NBA and NHL playoffs on XM/Sirius. A few weeks ago I didn`t hear Kevin on this Saturday slot, but he`s still there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MONACO [non]. 7220, April 16 at 0545 TWR chime IS, into Slavic language, fair signal. HFCC shows 0545-0615 daily in Polish/Czech, 100 kW, 65 degrees from “Monte Carlo“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 21480, April 16 at 1410, Hamada Radio International via Wertachtal, fair signal, but no sign of extra frequency 17860 as scheduled, which was on the air April 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 14268-USB, April 16 at 0539, RL3A working all over in contest, including a TI, ZL, VE7, W`s; uses fonetix Radio London, and also Romeo Lima. Name is Slava, in Moscow. shows:
Amateur Radio Club ROSTO
Sosnovaya alleya, dom 4, stroyenie 1
Moscow, Zelenograd, 124489
See website:

** RUSSIA [non]. 11500, April 16 at 1322 talk in S Asian language, hum. Aoki shows VOR in Hindi via TAJIKISTAN at 13-14. That`s missing from HFCC, instead listing R. Bulgaria DRM at 10-18, fortunately not really in use (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9630, REE via COSTA RICA, VG UT Sat April 16 at 0510 with DX program `Amigos de la Onda Corta` in progress, Antonio Buitrago with program ID, interviewing proprietor of which is all about domestic radio in Spain: weekly magazine whose issues are linked in html rather than pdf! Also has button for English translation.

Weekly publicity about this DX program has been showing time as 0630 Sat, and the other time also wrong as 1330 Sunday instead of 1230, which I have already confirmed. So I sent this to the noticiasdx and other lists:

“Ambas horas citadas para este programa son erróneas! ¿Puede ser que aun Sr. Buitrago no sabe en qué horas transmite su espacio?

Desde comienzos de la temporada A-11, escucho la emisión del domingo a las 1230 TU en todas las frecuencias habituales, y no a las 1330. Hoy sábado pude averiguar que la otra emisión está en el aire a las 0505, y no a las 0630! Esto acontece cada vez que se cambian las temporadas. El esquema de programación de REE se renueva sin publicarlo con veracidad. Solo hay que: sintonizar. 73, Guillermo Glenn Hauser“

The 0505 Saturday broadcast was also coming in well, direct from Noblejas on 11890, less well on // 12035 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13620, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, again April 16 at 0517 ID, and has tone QRM, worst yet, also producing heavy SAH. Seems the pitch of the tone varies a little bit, presumed jamming from Sudan. Dabanga finished at 0527, tone continued a while longer.

13730, Dabanga`s other frequency via UAE, itself unheard, but also again with the completely different jamming, at 0519-0526+; has more of a ringing sound than previous nights, mixed with other oscillating pitches, pulsing timed at the rate of 76 per minute but slightly irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, after hearing VOA English a few times in the 05-06 hour, lately attributed to BOTSWANA, no sign of it UT Sat April 16 at 0524, when 19m had various other signals including Nigeria 15120 with CCI. Has VOA moved again? Or M-F only? Latest HFCC for IBB
still shows 15580 as 05-07 daily from Moepeng Hill since April 8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9385, April 16 at 1301 instead of Brother Scare`s Sabbath on WWRB, flutish music, Farsi announcement mentioning “Irani“, then plucked string music, adding tabla and from 1306 male vocal. Wonderful dreamy, trance-like music; 1317 other ME music, slow tempo with YL singer, a world apart from Martha Garvin belting out Jesus tunes on 7490. 9385 remained with music-only, no announcements until 1350.

Since WWRB doesn`t always make the switch from 3185 by 1300, at first I wondered if it was something else, but nothing else is scheduled on 9385 between 12 and 21, and this big signal has to be WWRB. Anyhow, nothing audible on 3185 which probably would not be propagating this late. I posted these notices to the dxldyg without delay:

“WWRB 9385 is relaying Persian Radio out of Los Angeles, instead of Brother Scare. Great music without interruption April 16 1300-1350, then adstring, 1400+ news and talk. Still going at 1423. Presumably plugged into wrong satellite feed. Much more detail in my upcoming
log report.

9385 is // and only about a second apart from this webfeed:
Perhaps on Lyngsat we can find adjacent or similarly-numbered satellite channels to Brother Scare.

At 1400-1434+ they are in turn relaying Kol Israel`s Persian broadcast! Which should also be direct on 11595 and 13850, unchecked here yet.

Yes! Both Persian Radio and The Overcomer are on Galaxy 19, Transponder 14, 11966H:

BS was heard as usual on WWCR 9980. 9385 is at S9+22. After all that music it`s time to bombard us with commercials from 1350: “Yih Sedaye Persian Radio“, ads with phone numbers including 011+ pronounced in English, rest of the number in Persian. 1352 ad with Carmina Burana theme music, 1354 double-trips, or Double Tree? 1355 pharmacy; 1356 India Gate; Design Center, InfoServices, Los Angeles; 1358 mentioned “hash tag“ for which there is apparently no Persian term. 1359 Renaissance Catering. Tho there are English names and terms mixed in, it`s all in Persian, except mention of “International Music Foundation, non-profit foundation“, also heard in a following hour.

1400 interrupted by quick WWRB legal ID by Dave Frantz, evidently automated and nobody notices yet they are broadcasting this instead of Brother Scare. 1401 jingle acout Canada, 1-800-NEXT-BEST(?), Anaheim mentioned now and several other times. 1402 “Persian Radio, Idar, Los Angeles“.

1403 “Shabat Shalom“ and news centered on Israel, mentioning Obama,, Netanyahu, Falestin, helicopter, Assad, Bahrein. With music background for a couple minutes, then just continuous talk by YL from 1405. 1434 mentions  So I realize that this is a direct relay of Kol Israel`s Persian service which is also on SW. No doubt the words “Shabat Shalom“ are banned from IRIB.

I then match the audio here to as above, running about one second behind WWRB. I continue listening mainly on web but with 9385 on in background with pre-echo. 1452 finally back to some music; 1500 another break on 9385 for quick WWRB ID, more Persian. 1501 another program Sedaye – something, also mentions Israel, local to LA? 1524 back to music. 1528 “Inja Persian Radio“, more ads and some music; 1544 Persian pop music; 1555 mentions Radio Israel, so maybe it`s almost two hours from Jersualem. 1600 did not catch any WWRB ID, then to a commentary about Iran phoned in, I think from someone in New York. All this still going on 9385 and webcast at 1630 when I quit. Final check at 1738 before dispatching this report: 9385 still with Persian, no BS!

Apparently this E-Persian Radio is a satellite/web station only, not related to the big AM station in LA, KIRN 670. Thanks, Dave, for improving your programming by many orders of magnitude. Hope you`ll do it again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1560 monitoring: confirmed on 15825 WWCR, Friday April 15 at 2030, but very weak. MUCH stronger signals from other US stations at similar distances but different direxions and azimuths: 15610 WEWN, and even 15550-USB WJHR had greater signal! WWCR is registered for 46 degree antenna, to CIRAF zones 4, 9, 27, 37-39, which means Canada east of 90W, Western Europe, North Africa, Middle East. I hope that`s really where reception is solid.

12160, WWCR, 1600 UT Saturday broadcast of WOR confirmed April 16, excellent reception here with heavily-processed audio on #2 transmitter. Final repeat to be Sunday 0630 on 3215.

I again ask for some informal reports from Europe and vicinity about reception quality of WORLD OF RADIO Saturday at 1800 on 7290 via IPAR/IRRS/NEXUS-IBA. Any co- or adjacent-channel interference?

BTW, the only WOR broadcast on WBCQ, 7415 checked on webcast, was at 2130 Wednesday April 13 rather than 2115 or 2100. Lately this has been carrying a week-old show as the new one is not quite ready at that time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, open carrier from WBCQ, April 16 at 0136: here we go again, with hours and hours of dead air like last night? No, at 0142, low-distorted modulation became audible and gradually strengthened to normal level in a few minutes. Axually, since I was sleeping rather than monitoring between 0430 and 0935 April 15, I cannot swear that there was never any audio in that 5-hour period and other breaks between my chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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