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Glenn Hauser logs January 31-February 1, 2012

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11765, Feb 1 at 0626, SRDA Curitiba is the OSOB, with unmistakable wailing of David Miranda, but it`s very poor, // 9565. Lest one conclude all higher bands are dead, R. Australia is still better audible on its frequency hidden from HFCC, 15160 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA [and non]. 7400, Jan 31 at 2156 I tune in for the final few minutes of R. Bulgaria on SW. Poor reception but it`s the French hour from 2100; not hearing anything on 9400 in Spanish. Classical music is playing, which is unusual; 2158 some French talkover, 2159:30 IS and off at 2200******* forever, as ACI comes on 7405 from the DentroCuban Jamming Command and Radio Martí.

Spot chex of this and other RB frequencies later into Feb 1 confirm that they`re now vacant; freeing up several channels in -00 for other stations, tho I doubt that anyone will succeed R. Bulgaria in using nothing but -00 frequencies.

Just in case, RB kept registering those frequencies for A-12, but lots of other stations too (some of which were already timesharing), including:
 5900, Bhutan, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka
 7300, Russia, Saudi Arabia
 7400, China, Pakistan, TWR/Austria
 9400, FEBC, Lithuania
 9700, Romania
 9800, DW, Iran, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, VOA
11600, China, YFR
11700, France, Iran, Turkey
15600, China, FEBC
15700, Pakistan, UAE, WRN
Most of the Pakistan plans are likely to be wooden

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Feb 1 at 1349, VOI has sufficient modulation and signal for a change, with canned imaginary 3-frequency “Sound of Dignity“ ID in English during the English hour, but followed by talk in Indonesian, still heavy ACI from the China radio war on 9530.

Next check 1444 in the clear with pop music, and IADs, so never mind what I said about no more of those. They are very split-second, but some seem accompanied by carrier dropouts too. 1452 another SOD ID in English, which they do insert into other language services. Ishida agrees that Indonesian started before 1400 today. Wolfgang Büschel was listening too at 1430, measuring it on 9525.974 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. A bit of area tropo enhancement Feb 1 at 1510 UT helps confirm that the OKC market still has at least two analog low-power TV signals, 48 with Univisión, and much weaker but locking in 19 with gospel huxtress in English, this time neither squeezed nor stretched, losing lock by 1530 while 48 remains quite watchable at 1600 with `hoy` program (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 11840, Feb 1 at 1440, RHC atop CCI from something in ME language, which gains somewhat by 1457-1458*. HFCC and Aoki show it`s VOA Kurdish via Lampertheim, and it`s supposed to continue in English at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

**  U S A. 15610, Jan 31 at 2120, WEWN is back on air after missing from all three frequencies 7 hours earlier. Were they eliminating the awful spurs the English transmitter puts out? Of course not! Still squishing up to 20 kHz on both sides of 15610. 12050 and 13830 in Spanish are also back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non?]. 10000+, Feb 1 at 1337, WWV/WWVH are quite weak, with heavy QRM from huge continuous ute noise with some pulsing on the hi side, as others have noted. What is this? Same sound around 9910 too. By 1443, WWV strength has built up, but noise still audible underneath. By 1455, that`s no longer audible but still on 9910 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)