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Glenn Hauser logs December 13-14, 2011

** ALBANIA. 5985, Dec 14 at 0620, poor signal with songs, Arabic comments interspersed, from what? Clues at 0626, mentions Turkey, RMB, 0632 Xinhua, ID starting with “Idha`at“. Then it dawns on me it must be CRI // 7210 via Albania, then confirmed, tho the music did not strike me as Chinese at all. Both are 150 kW, 240 degrees from Cërrik at 05-07. At 0632 there was already QRM from adjacent DentroCuban pulse jamming on 5980, gradually ramping up before R. Martí starts at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [non]. 6090, Dec 14 at 0635, Caribbean Beacon is off, uncovering usual het between presumed Nigeria and Brasil, still no chance for the Uruguayan reported testing recently but unlikely to be on at this hour anyway. CB 11775 back on at 1355 check with DGS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 7400, Dec 14 at 0604, strong open carrier, some very weak modulation underneath it, then the carrier cuts off. YL talking, bits of Bach, 0610 Beethoven theme opening another program. Nothing but R. Bulgaria scheduled, and here`s what must be happening:

Aoki and EiBi show daily at 0600-0630 R. Bulgaria in Turkish, 170 kW, 126 degrees from Plovdiv; 0630-0700 German, 170 kW, 306 degrees. As we already know, RB kilowastes kilowatts turning on its transmitter long before scheduled German at 0630 (and indeed it was back on by 0620 if not sooner). So R. Bulgaria was interfering with itself, two transmitters on from same site, aiming exactly opposite direxions, Bulgarians vs Bulgarians! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Dec 14, before 1400: NONE found 7-18 MHz at 1356-1400. Has there really been a drastic reduxion in this jamming, or is it just propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15380, Dec 14 at 1404, RHC has CCI in unknown language producing rippling (rather rapid) SAH (subaudible heterodyne). Must be BSKSA Arabic, scheduled in HFCC only at 12-14, 310 degrees from Riyadh, to CIRAF 39N, i.e. Turkey, but 500 kW carrying on far beyond. Aoki shows HQS rather until 1355, apparently running this transmitter overtime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 7220, Dec 14 at 0601, English news about Liège.
 5925, Dec 14 at 0618, RFI French news, much stronger than // 7390.
17690 via GUIANA FRENCH, Dec 14 at 1401, RFI Spanish news; 17620 and 15300 with French news. So no RFI Musique fill heard at any of these chex, but that does not necessarily mean the strike is over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY. 7165-LSB, Dec 14 at 0555, bigsig from ham speaking English in very strange accent I could not place. Mentioned KL7 so thought maybe Inuit, but that must have been a contact; finally ID as I2VRN. QRZ.com shows:
ROBERTO VERANI
VIA PAGLIARI BIVIO 6
I-26049 STAGNO LOMBARDO, CREMONA
Italy
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.5 stereo FM carrier: I have continued to hear this whenever I am driving around in Enid, strongest on the west side of town. One midday it was stronger around the First Assembly of God church at the intersexion of Oakwood and Chestnut, but I could not pinpoint it there for sure.

Then in the evening, UT December 13 around 0050 UT on the caradio, the carrier now has Xmas rock music, weakening as I drive to the east side of Enid. Following night December 14 it is on again around 0020 UT, strengthening toward the west side. Probably starts modulating somewhat before sunset and on into the evenings, but never turns off the transmitter, poor operating procedure. This thing covers half of Enid, so it`s got to be more than Part 15.

Searching DXLDs, last year an Xmas lite show at a residence in W Enid was broadcasting music to go with it, but that was on 99.7. See DXLD 10-51, and also 10-52, when we were also getting something on 89.5.

Location of the lite show then was Dick Yuhnke, 5701 Pheasant Run Drive. If there is nothing in this year`s Eagles about it, will go there to check if that`s where 89.5 is now coming from. 99.7 is not a clear frequency now with KZLS site change (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, Dec 14 around 2000 UT, the YFR satellator is back on, dominating the channel in Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9555, Dec 14 at 1408, VOA Korean is hummy and undermodulated. Same Tinang-2 transmitter is already on 9760 when I tune at 1502, much stronger but also undermodulated and hum during English news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9840, Dec 14 at 0553, roughly equal mix between VOR English to WNAm via Pet/Kam, and R. Rossii via circa-Moskva site, so nothing has been done about this self-collision until 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6875, Dec 14 at 0613, RTI German relay instead of Spanish, Chinese talk mixed in to translate. Also very weak // signals on 6750 and 7000. Not sure if these are transmitted spurs, or caused by receiver overload from extremely strong fundamental, but I can`t figure why they would show up at +/- 125 kHz in either case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7290, Dec 14 at 0558, thought I heard “QSL card“ mentioned in unknown language, an AM ham? No, a broadcaster, and at 0559 “The Voice of America“ jingle in English, sign-off from “Washington“. It`s really Kurdish, 100 kW, 105 degrees via Biblis, GERMANY at 05-06 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 890, Dec 14 at 1331 UT, just before LSR, in null of KTLR OKC, promo for employment@kggn.com in Kansas City, other ads; seems religious. NRC AM Log 2011-2012 shows KGGN as a 960-watt direxional daytimer, COL Gladstone MO, “Great Gospel Radio“. FCC pattern plot shows two-tower broad cardioid peaking 250 degrees with null toward WLS, no protexion for OKC. Seems vaguely familiar: yes, I did log it 12.6 months ago as in DXLD 10-48 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Dec 14 at 1335-1339 UT circa local sunrise. Extremely weak JBA ones detected on: 774, 792, 828, 882, 1008, 1422, 1494, 1566 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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