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Glenn Hauser logs April 20-21, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13735, R. Tirana confirmed on new frequency, April 20 at 1845, now in the clear but weak signal and modulation today; could barely make out that old 13640 was still being announced in the complete English schedule which takes up the first two minutes of every transmission. All India Radio now have 13640 to themselves, bullies. Also same at 2000 for the next English broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, no signal April 21 at 1310. This time the absence is expected as per Roberto Scaglione they are taking April 21 and 22 off for holidays, to return Monday April 25. Apparently some moony revisionist Abrahamic creed has declared April 22 and 24 especially significant and its influence extends even to the Antarctic peninsula (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [and non]. 11711-, RAE, April 21 at 1058 the other-worldly IS is JBA with het, and a RAE ID, 1100 timesignal maybe from the QRM, and RAE opening too weak to discern language, but in Aoki on `11710` as Portuguese, and the QRM probably VOK, with China also in the mix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, R. Australia, April 21 at 1331, surprised to hear a show about football starting, instead of Live Talk; could it be `World Football Weekly` which on the Asia and Pacific schedules is now not shown until 1700 on Thursdays? Or maybe just a brief segment inside LT; I am certainly not going to keep listening to find out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 21:
7970, fair at 1114, altho not heard a few minutes earlier. Now the carrier seems to be cutting on and off, or maybe that`s from some ute beepQRM on the low side. No further chex for FD today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5954.2, R. República via ELCOR, Guápiles, COSTA RICA (tho never so acknowledged), April 21 at 0607 music, then two minutes of promotional announcements, giving schedule as: 5 am-5 pm on 9965, 5 pm-5 am on 5955! UT-4 so means 09-21 and 21-09 UT respectively. Also with P O Box in Hialeah /spelt, not exactly a Spanish name, tho full of FueraCubans/, Florida. Absolutely no jamming, not even residual pulses underneath! While wall of noise against Martí 6030. What`s going on with the DentroCuban Jamming Command?? Worst problem was ACI from 5950 WYFR.

At 1118 all I could hear on 9965 was jamming, but lighter at the moment than on 9955 vs WRMI, which during this hour on Thursdays has the DX program `La Rosa de Tokio` — and nothing needing jamming any day of the week before 1200. Muchísimas gracias, Arnaldito! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, R. Verdad, not on the air yet April 21 at 1108, in their widely varying sign-ons after nominal *1100 except Sundays.

BTW, since a previous remark I have observed that Good Friday & Easter were not April 15 & 17, but 22 and 24, as the Christians have moved them incredibly late this year. In fact this is the latest they will ever be until 2038 April 25 Easter, that being the absolute latest possible date, (western, not orthodox version) also occurring in 1943y, per http://www.gmarts.org/index.php?go=413
And the next April 24 Easter will be in — wait for it — 2095!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9605, V. of Justice, April 21 at 0342, poor with fading and ACI from much stronger 9610 = Vatican via CANADA until 0400; // 11920 in the clear and a bit better than 9605. 9605 is 500 kW, 324 degrees from Kamalabad, and same site has another registered broadcast on 9610 at 0330-0430, 500 kW, 250 degrees, the Voice of Palestine service. 11920 is 500 kW, 330 degrees from Sirjan. Tnx to tip from Alan Pennington, UK, that VIRI had just moved the NAm service two hours later (why?), originally at 0130 and so I heard it a few nights before when both frequencies were good and clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, R. Kuwait still on the air at 2119 April 20, // weaker 17550 in music, Arabic announcements, both to NAm. 15540 is supposed to close when English is finished at 2100, but often runs a few minutes over; a lot more this time. 17550 does not always propagate, so it`s just as well to have 15540 on with Arabic after English; except after 2200 it would collide with Bonaire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 15120, V. of Nigeria, April 21 at 0612 ID amid news, drumming, with hum; was not hearing it before 0600 when there was nothing on 19m except a week EqG on 15190, and much better DW/Rwanda carrier, IS on 15275.

I wonder if during the previous hour VON are sometimes back on alternate frequency 7255? Nothing besides BBC Ascension there at 0528 check, after a report by someone in NC of R. Botswana the night before, which is of course, totally gone from SW, but whatever he heard was not in English.

R. Botswana has no SW frequencies in WRTH 2011, nor has it been reported in many years, but it`s still in Aoki and consequently Ferguson. The simplified Aoki list at
http://www.geocities.jp/binewsjp/userlist1.txt
now keys that 7255 entry as `x` without explaining it. Searching out some others, it can`t mean `not on the air` or `formerly` since it also applies e.g. to Kuwait on 17550 which we just heard, and does not apply to countless long-gone Latin American listings which ought to be deleted or clearly flagged somehow for the benefit of list-logging (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3205, JBA carrier April 21 at 1109, perhaps the reactivated R. Sandaun, Vanimo, West Sepik that Ron Howard has been hearing, but not pursued further as this is when I am supposed to be sleeping (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9410, BBCWS in English, April 21 at 0602 with quick severe echo and SAH. It`s SENTECH`s fault for not turning off before 0600 their relay at 328 degrees, while ASCENSION starts at 0600, 65 degrees. One of numerous operational foulups at the shoddily-run Meyerton site, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7415, this Wednesday April 20, WBCQ played last week`s WORLD OF RADIO 1560 starting around 2100, as heard on webcast, but JBA on 7415 at 2119 check. Since WOR 1561 was not ready until 0445 April 21, WRMI presumably played 1560 one last time at 0330, totally blocked on 9955 by wall of noise jamming. Tnx a lot, Arnie!

First airing of 1561 is Thursday 1500 on 9955, WRMI. Then at 2100, Friday 1430, Saturday 0800, 1730, Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730. On WWRB: UT Friday 0330 on 2390, 5050; On WWCR: Friday 2030 on 15825, Saturday 1600 on 12160, Sunday 0630 on 3215; on IPAR: Saturday 1800 on 7290 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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