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Glenn Hauser logs February 2-3, 2012

** CANADA. 15365 // weaker 17790, Feb 3 at 1817, RCI has only these two frequencies left in English from Sackville for one hour a day, both 105 degrees for Africa, but well heard here off the back and beyond the skip zone. For once, the lingering focus on immigrants in Canada fits the big news lately about convicting three Afghans in Ontario of `honor killings“ of their three daughters and a co-wife — discussing with other “new Canadian“ teenagers how old-country adults need to get with the mores of their new country. However, in A-12, RCI plans to move the English hour back to 20-21 on three frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Feb 3: none found 7-17 MHz at 1356-1400.
9315, checked at 1450 Feb 3 where yesterday there was FD vs VOA Tibetan via Thailand, but now it`s back to CNR1 jamming // 9450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX ISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9885, Feb 3 at 1357, VOA Spanish has wall-of-noise jamming, contrary to recent absence on the morning broadcasts — and still jamming-free on // 13750, 15590 until 1400* — possibly because 9885 is the only frequency also used in the evenings when everything is jammed.

10027, Feb 3 at 1446, stray pulse jamming, not from 9955 where WRMI is free at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 15290, Feb 3 at 1756 wailing, good modulation, 1758 dead air with bits of music on for a few sex and off, 1759 Arabic announcement, some wild percussion, and cut off about 1759:15*. I figure it`s Cairo but does not match up to schedule in Aoki and HFCC, which have Amharic on 15285 at 1730-1900, and English on 15290 at 1900-2030, both Abu Zaabal, but changing from 160 to 250 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15650, Feb 3 at 1754 open carrier, then starting music; 1813 it`s definitely Greek music. Aoki shows VOG at 1755-1800 is retuning from 15630 at 285 degrees to 15650 at 105 degrees, but this was accomplished more than 5 minutes earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Feb 3 at 1350, AFN with anti-marijuana PSA, then YL introducing musical group in Indianapolis, audience applause and cheers, presumably NBC Today TV show soundtrack with nonsensical silly football-related performance. Haven`t bothered to log this lately, just to reassure that AFN is still there most of the time, with WTWW 5755 splash until its 1400* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 7520, Feb 2 at 2253, Greek-sounding music made me double-take; could VOG have changed frequencies? Not // 9420 and this is when they are normally moving from 7450 to 7475, neither on at the moment. Soon found 7580 // 7520 at 2255 with R. Farda ID. HFCC shows both are via SRI LANKA, 7520 at 21-24, 316 degrees, and 7580 at 1630-2300, 315 degrees, seeming unnecessary duplication at 21-23, in the absence of jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Feb 3 at 1346, Shiokaze keeps another Friday date in English as Sea Breeze, from JSR Tokyo/Yamata, JAPAN. YL with story about the economy and the Kims; 1348 jingle, then quoting a press report of Jan 13, so doing some upcatching. Usual het from Myanmar on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, Feb 3 at 1800, JBA signal presumably R. Kuwait in English; nothing at all there 5 minutes earlier, lacking the Urdu prélude. Meanwhile, Greece had a decent signal on 15650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 11600, the only SW service yet revived by the newbies in Tripoli, French at *16v-18v*, just doesn`t make it here: tried again Feb 3 at 1758 without any signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, Feb 3 at 1421 UT, news headlines in Spanish concerning Chihuahua, “Radio Mexico Noticias“, i.e. XEP, Ciudad Juárez on day power of 50 kW, overcoming Oklahoma half a sesquihour after sunrise around here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 7430, Feb 2 at 2256, folk music with slight IADs, 2258 Russian announcement about “Our People“ program; 2259 ID as Golos Rossii, “primary international radio“ in my loose translations. Site? Uplooked later, all three online resources show ARMENIA, but not supposed to start until 2300 in Russian, 500 kW, 305 degrees to CAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 17745, Feb 3 at 1637, poor signal from Sudan Radio Service via Woofferton UK at 15-17, but the intonation does sound English, as now scheduled daily 1630-1700 per WRTH Feb update, as well as 15-16 on Saturdays and 1530-1600 on Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1601 monitoring: confirmed on WBCQ 7490, Thu Feb 2 after 2230, tuned in at 2240 atop rippling SAH from BBCWS via Thailand, and this co-channel QRModulation steadily grew along the grayline, to become significantly annoying by 2252 as I was talking about XEETCH. Meanwhile, many other frequencies in the area including 7505 occupied by imaginary WRNO, continue vacant, but no one is interested in improving the situation.

I missed monitoring myself on the Thu 2200 WTWW 9479, and the UT Friday 0430v WWRB 3195. If anyone noted them absent or with anything amiss, please let me know.

WRMI 9955 times: Sat 0900, 1600, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, 1830, Mon 1230; WTWW 5755: UT Sunday 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6875, Feb 3 at 0656 via WYFR, outro of RTI wrong language German instead of Spanish, with all their supposed German times and frequencies, tuned in progress but doubt this one included, and with unusual big hum: wiggle that patchcord! It`s still a huge signal desensitizing the receiver for several myriaHertz around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 21630, Feb 3 at 1602, WHRI is on this Friday, so maybe not just weekends, poor signal at first; at 1710 still on with gospel huxter, now VG signal but no spurs audible. By 1752 it`s fading down to only fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Feb 3 at 1605, very strong signal where none has been before, with gospel huxter in English, not Brother Scare, must be a US station, WHRI? No, WWCR had this alternate frequency registered for B-11 at 15-21 on the 90 degree antenna, same one used for WWCR-4 at other times on 5070, 5890, and until now in the daytime on 9980, which must have been missing. And there was crosstalk audible underneath, altho I could not match it to the other WWCR frequencies 15825, 13845 or 12160, so maybe from WNQM. 1300. Presumably a test, as nothing about 11580 on their Feb transmitter schedule
http://www.wwcr.com/transmitter-sched.html
nor the Feb program schedule
http://www.wwcr.com/program-guides/WWCR_Program_Guide.pdf
showing WWCR-4 as off the air weekdays from 12 to 17. Still going at 1638 recheck, but gone at 1707 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17655, Feb 3 at 1705, VOA Portuguese very good from Greenville. HFCC Feb 1 edition finally has it here instead of ex-17650, which was still in the Jan 27 edition, but now the effective date is shown as Dec 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1330, Feb 3 at 1415 UT, “The Wayward Wind“ sung by Patsy Cline as soon outroed, dominating closer groundwave from easily nullable KNSS Wichita denying climate change, making SAH of about 4 Hz. From previous logs, I`m sure it`s KCKM in Monahans TX, which has a CP to raise day power from 5 to 12 kW, and gets out well on skywave, specially around sunrise skip enhancement time. Legal sunrise in February for them is now 1330 UT. Yes, then local ads for convenience store chain, Kent-Kwik? in Monahans and elsewhere in the Permian Basin; lottery numbers: winners in N TX expected to head for OK casinos (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1030, Feb 3 at 1426 UT, “1030 The Light“ non-ID within the “Gather Round Morning Show with Greg Harris“ presenting gospel music, i.e. per NRC AM Log, the slogan for KCWJ Blue Springs MO (address in Independence, axually Kansas City market) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)