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Glenn Hauser logs February 3-4, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake Feb 4:
11500, very poor at 1437; had not heard it before 1400. Propagation is quite subnormal today, and no others found up to 17 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9810, Feb 4 at 0603, RHC theme music, poor signal running overtime to 0603.5*.

9850, Feb 4 at 1431 dead air from RHC while much weaker 9540 was modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GABON. 9580, Feb 3 at 2207, good signal with conversation in French mentioning Sarkozy, Myanmar, Budapest, liberté d`expression, Gabon; 2225 hilife music break, back to discussion around 2230. So, Africa No. One is revived, also being heard again by Harold Frodge in Michigan and Bill Bingham in RSA.

Turned receiver back on at 0601 Feb 4, still tuned to 9580, and there it is again with French news about football, much stronger than 9575 presumed Morocco. This activity from ANO just might have something to do with a silly ballgame tournament taking place in Gabon, and also remote Equatorial Guinea. If the SF and MUF ever pick up again, need to seek the second harmonic 19160 which used to make it in the mornings here, even afternoons after dark in Gabon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 4 at 0606, tail of NA by children`s chorus, 0607 open carrier from R. Verdad, TGAV. Their twelfth anniversary is coming up Feb 25: From — “”Radio Verdad” salió al aire el 25 de febrero, a las 5:20 p. m., y fue inaugurada el 5 de marzo del año 2000.“ That probably means a new QSL card, which I don`t find illustrated on their website any more, but see my gallery

** LIBYA. 11600, Feb 4 at 1603, JBA carrier, presumed Tripoli in French; at least with the self-destruxion of R. Bulgaria, we no longer have to cope with QRDRM until 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15190, Feb 4 at 1508, Brother Scare via IRRS via ROMANIA is still going in Saturday extension, very poor signal today compared to usual, and heading for a collision: yes, at 1530 nothing audible but DRM noise from Vatican Radio, off at 1558 uncovering BS again. The big collision is in South Asia where both are targeted, in English. Has no one at the stations noticed this little problem? Just possibly, VR`s DRM audience there is insignificant, as is Brother Stair`s in any mode (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WBCQ

** U K [non]. 17780, Feb 4 at 1420, presumed football commentary in Hausa, constant crowd noise but nary a vuvuzela! Fair signal and // better 21630. Both are scheduled from BBCWS at 1400-1430 only via Ascension, tho 17780 supposedly gets a Saturday extension until 1700 via Woofferton, but not heard this week (last week that was in English instead after 1500) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Feb 4 at 1355, WBCQ with dead air from Good Friends Radio Network; back in whack at 1435 check with gospel rock. 15420-CUSB seems to be missing on Saturday mornings lately, when Brother Scare`s Sabbath was rampant at 15-16, 17-18, interrupted by another client at 16-17; or is it just propagation? JBA carrier at 1603 Feb 4, more likely BBC Cyprus. 1737 recheck, now BS is on WBCQ 15420-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12133.5-USB, Feb 4 at 1405, AFN with NPR news, funding announcement says “support for NPR Worldwide by . . .“. I don`t recall hearing “NPR Worldwide“ mentioned on domestic affiliates, so is this a separate service? 1406 into `Weekend Edition` as domestically. Yes, here`s the page about it:
which adverts: “Listen to the NPR FM Berlin and Worldwide Program Stream — The NPR FM Berlin and Worldwide stream is only available to international audiences outside the United States. For audiences within the U.S., please use the link to the NPR Program Stream below.“ Sure enough, that stream wouldn`t launch for me; why should they care enough to keep it away from us?

Apparently the multiple streams available to domestic affiliates are combined into one stream for the Internationals, but there is no link to any such schedule. However, you can pick any country such as Antarctica, which sends you back to Europe (which also includes Asia), showing selected program times:

UNIDENTIFIED. 5355, that pulsing seeming Cuban jamming stray, Feb 4 at 0611, and as I listened it jumped to 5370; previously logged on 5365 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17781.5-USB, Feb 4 at 1552, intruder, 2-way in Spanish, but mostly monolog audible from one side. No sign of scheduled 17780 BBC Hausa via Woofferton supposedly Saturdays until 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)