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Glenn Hauser logs April 19, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, April 19 at 1253, LRA36 very poor with some music audible; peaking around 1305, YL talk in Spanish, seems undermodulated. Caught a few words such as “Segunda Guerra Mundial“, “Varsovia“, and referred to many different years before and after, evidently a “Today in History“ feature. Stations which can`t do justice to News instead feature Olds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 19:
7970, fair at 1236
10300, good at 1255
10965, poor at 1316, not earlier; and now obscuring 10970
10970, good at 1256, not // 10300 but // 7970; poor AT 1316
13060, fair at 1258 with ute QRM, // 13850. Hardly any of these OOB FD frequencies ever have any ute QRM, pure luck, or does Sound of Hope work to avoid that?
13850, good at 1257, // 10970, but off at 1300*
14700, fair carrier with flutter at 1259, but JBA audio. No others up to 16 MHz by 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7390 and 7425 approx., pulsing spurs from the wall of noise jamming against Martí on 7405, April 19 at 0540. Yes, not exactly symmetrically displaced.

13820 and weaker 11930, pulse jamming including a tone, April 19 at 0531 against nothing, R. Martí using these frequencies only much earlier/later in the daytime. They were at the same rate, but just slightly out of sync. Meanwhile, tnx to such wastage of resources, food is still rationed in the people`s paradise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9526-, April 19 at 1350, VOI is only fair with heavy flutter, contrary to usual loud, clear and steady signal, during Tuesday “Exotic Indonesia“ co-produxion with RRI Banjarmasin. After some music, noting only one IAD, 1354 conversation between Banj guy and Jak gal. 1357 blocked by much stronger 9525.0 het from CRI Russian musical prélude aimed USward, 37 degrees from SZG site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO [and non]. 15341, April 19 at 1304, RTM Arabic hetting but weaker than HCJB Australia 15340. Yesterday RTM was on 15345 as early as 1235. Nominal change is at 1500, but really whenever they get around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 17860 and 21460, April 19 at 1400 Hamada Radio International, via RMI via MBR Wertachtal, GERMANY, starting with roughly equal reception, a little better on the lower at the outset. Presumably, 17860 will be used only thru April 21 per registration (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. On the sixteenth anniversary of the OKC bombing, the Big Four TV stations all covered the ceremony live from the site, around 1400 UT April 19. Instead of a pool feed, each had their own coverage. Strange thing was, KFOR-27`s rostrum camera, the main one focusing on the speakers, was in stretcho-vision, fattening everyone. Our governor Fallin suddenly had a round face instead of an oval one (and her roots were showing as she had pulled her hair back to keep it from blowing in the considerable wind — “Shux, I wouldn`ta voted fur her if`n I`da knowed she ain`t no blonde!“)

All the other stations, and KFOR`s shots from other cameras were properly configured. But on channel `4`, in order to get the picture right, we would have had to keep switching the DTV converter between “squeezed“ and non-squeezed = letterbox or cropped. All the still-store slide photos of the 168 victims, whose names are always read every year, were unsqueezed, so if we squeezed the picture to make the live video correct, their faces were far too vertical. Yes, this distracted from the solemnity of the event (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 13620 and 13730, R. Dabanga, still the same story as the last several nights, about the radically different forms of jamming, altho not checked until RD was finished, April 19 at 0529, the jamming still going (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, a terrible vacuum with Brother Scare and WWCR missing, April 19 at 0549, while the other three transmitters were normal, 5935, 4840, 3215. Around 1245, the BS disservice on 9980 is back as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, April 19 at 1543, WORLD OF RADIO barely audible on WRMI for the Tuesday 1530 repeat — fast SAH from YFR Russian via Tainan, TAIWAN. But no jamming. I have been remiss in not saying “Thanks a lot, Arnie!“ for NOT jamming us at certain times, but still does so at other times. Next WOR airings are UT Wednesday 0100 and 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17823 approx., intruders April 19 at 1338-1340, 2-way SSB in Spanish, BFO het 17825 where nothing in AM is scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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