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Glenn Hauser logs April 22-23, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13625, R. Tirana, English to NAm, S9+10 April 23 at 1445 — but just open carrier. Straining to hear anything, there is a trace of music, just barely modulated. Assuring a clear frequency hardly matters when the station can`t maintain modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 23:
10970, poor at 1340
14700, very poor at 1345
No others found 7-18 MHz. Propagation was quite degraded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5954.2, R. República via ELCOR, Guápiles, COSTA RICA (as reported but never acknowledged by station), which had been totally clear of DentroCuban jamming, but April 23 at 0553, now only noise jamming audible, plus het from 5955.0 station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GABON. 9580, Africa Numéro Un, April 23 at 0542, news in French about Libya, Algeria. One can`t help but wonder how objective they are when it comes to Libya, which was reported a few years ago to have bought into AN1, but I`m not sure if it`s a controlling interest. How much of the programming is axually originating in Paris, news? Poor reception as usual (Glenn hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG, on the air much earlier than usual, April 23 at 0546 in French, 0548 ID in passing as “la Radio-Télévision de Guinée“; fair-sounding signal tho registering S9+20 and avoided by QRhaMs. Most nights I don`t hear it by 0615 or so and wonder if it ever comes on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, R. Kuwait already off at 2100 check April 22, following 2-sesquihour English which they imagine is still on 11990, abandoned a couple years ago. Sometimes, including April 20 at 2119, 15540 stays on well after 2100 in Arabic. Intentional Arabic to western North America, of all places, on 17550 is often inaudible but today it was there at 2100 with fair signal, deep fading; about the same during following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 15370, talk about Manchester United in a HOA language, April 23 at 1351, good with flutter. Surprise, it`s BBCWS, Somali service, Saturdays only at 13-16, 250 kW, 160 degrees from CYPRUS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17530, new frequency for VOA French to Africa, confirmed on first day ex-17560, April 22 at 1915, poor via SÃO TOMÉ; at 1945 good via BONAIRE. Finally escaping R. Habana Cuba which started using 17560 from 1930 to Europe as of April 4, despite VOA already having been on 17560 from the start of A11 and duly registered with HFCC as such — which means nothing to RHC frequency `manager` Arnie Coro (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1561 monitoring: April 22, Fri 2030 on 15825 WWCR, poor but confirmable at 2044 during Iran timechange item. Sat 1600 on 12160 WWCR, excellent from down in a cave at 1619 check. Final repeat to be Sunday 0630 on 3215. Other weekend airings are: Saturday 1800 on 7290, IPAR via Slovakia; on WRMI 9955: Saturday 1730 [confirmed on webcast], Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, WWCR-1, UT Saturday April 23 at 0555 surprised to hear Jerry Lee Lewis, `Great Balls o` Fire`, instead of talker `Rollye James Show`; something distracted me from hearing the closing announcement but sounded like Rich Adcock whose `Rock the Universe` used to be on WWCR but disappeared last year and still is not on the April schedule at any time. Brought back as an emergency filler? Said he would return next week. So check at 0500 or 0505 Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15420-CUSB, WBCQ, April 23 already on at 1348 with rock, or gospel rock? Not // 9330-CUSB with GFRN. Presumably a prélude to the 1355 IS and ID loop before joining Brother Scare`s Sabbath at 1400. At 1620 check BS was going but with fast SAH and QRM from BBCWS Seychelles, now scheduled 13-17 in English/Somali/English. WBCQ`s frequency management never seems to catch on that colliding with BBC to Africa could be a problem even in NAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 17765, VR with Vietnamese song and announcement, April 23 at 1354, off by 1358. It`s 500 kW, 72 degrees from SMG at 1315-1400, fair here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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