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Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2012

** CHINA. 9725 // 9905, Feb 20 at 1633, both fair with Chinese narration and music, i.e. CNR1 jamming on 9725 against R. Free Asia in Uyghur via UAE which per Aoki just started here Feb 1; and on 9905 vs. RFA Chinese via Palau, neither of which was audible. BTW, did not run across any Firedrake this morning tho not thoroly searched (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 17735

** GABON. 9580, Feb 20 at 0553, ANU is already on with fair signal in French mentioning “gabonais“. What is the true extent of its schedule, anyway? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 11800, Feb 20 at 0549, DW good in English via RWANDA, where else? Story about historical reënactments, // weaker 9855, and 11800 replaced 9810 as of Jan 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11620, Feb 20 at 1623, slow S Asian song by soprano with dings, good signal with flutter, 1629 Russian announcement and news by YL. Next check 1712, still running with songs. Per Aoki, it`s the 1615 Russian hour of AIR, 500 kW, 335 degrees from Bangaluru, so also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. Re my Feb 19 report of 15190 at 1500-1530, what is it Sundays via IRRS via ROMANIA? Jari Savolainen, Finland suggests
“The Word, the Cosmic Wave“ which is an old user of SW, tho the schedule here does not show this time or frequency; and/or is it this:
and linking to a SW frequency schedule 4 years out of date! But I now realize the “Radio Static“ ID I heard initially must have been “Santec“. Kai Ludwig, Germany adds:

“Yes, it is the same organization. In the nineties they started to lease airtime from Voice of Russia (or even still Radio Moscow International), resulting in some hassle in regard to the Wachenbrunn transmitter. Later, years after this has been sorted out in one way or another, they also used the Jülich transmitters for some time.

Now remain in the AM field only the broadcasts via IRRS, started already years ago as well. So they are not new, just revived if there was a break until now (have not followed this matter).“

Well, searching the NEXUS-IBA website and there are no hits on Santec, Cosmik (or Cosmic), but we know IRRS is in no hurry to keep its schedules up-to-date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Feb 20 at 0556, IGIM is already on and chanting; some SSB QRhaM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, Feb 20 at 0537, VON poor in soul music; the OSOBs are this, BBC 15400 and VOA 15580, all from African sites. At 0617 still poor with news in English, 0619 pause for ID as “this news is coming to you from Voice of Nigeria, Lagos“. Another station with a wobbly carrier. Haven`t heard it during this bihour for a few weeks, even when other Afros are in so always wonder whether its operation be sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9840, Feb 20 at 0553, VOR English to NAm from the Pet/Kam, DVR site is mixing with somewhat weaker R. Rossii from Taldom near Moskva site, but VOR signal is stronger here than clear // 12030. At 0603 after VOR is off, RR in the clear with flutter, and RWM pulsing from same site also audible on 9996; as the geniuses of Russian frequency coördination continue to collide with themselves at 04-06 on 9840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6074, Feb 20 at 1259-1302, another try for 2MTL or 8GAL CW marker following R. Rossii Pet/Kam 1300* on 6075, but nothing audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 7315, Feb 20 at 0556-0557* R. Dabanga song and closedown. Is daily 0430-0557, 500 kW, 135 degrees via Issoudun, FRANCE, following 0400-0427 R. Tamazuj on same.

15500, Feb 20 at 1618 tune-in mentions Darfur, Sudan Radio Service, fair with flutter, during 16-17 via Woofferton, UK; no jamming, but:

15535, Feb 20 at 1618, poor with music and continuous 1000 Hz tone jammer on the other SRS, mainly for SUDAN SOUTH. Recheck at 1637, SRS if finished but jammer still intoning until that`s off at 1638* after a few sex of unmodulated carrier. SRS 15535 is at 1530-1627 via Wertachtal, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9780, Feb 20 at 1627-1630*, BaBcoCk music loop IS at the tail rather than start of a broadcast, which must have been 1600 Furusato no Kaze, 250 kW, 45 degrees from Taipei site per Aoki and HFCC, so also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 6875, RTI via WYFR, in correct languages Feb 20, before 0600 in English, afterwards in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9990, Feb 19 at 2208, WTWW-2 is not carrying BS as on 9385 WWRB, but instead soul/gospel music segués; 2228 finally an announcement with applause, not by Ted Randall, maybe appended to one of the trax; by 2302 a non-BS preacher is running. Carrier is wobbling and usual splatter past WWV 10000, same on three different receivers.

So WTWW-2 is not 100% Brother Scare; schedule still not stable? However, after change to 5085 at 0000, BS was being heard again, and late into the night at 0550 Feb 20 when there was crosstalk from something; also BS before 1400.

But back on 9990 at 1632 Feb 20 it`s gospel music not from TOM as not // 9385. Now the 9990 carrier is wobbling, easily compared with BFO to WWV 10000 which is not; and the other WTWW on 9479 is also wobbling but somewhat less so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Feb 20 at 1622, WWCR-4 with some gospel huxter in secret test M-F at 15-17; extremely strong, and crosstalk from another program underneath, quickly found to match 13845. Clearly audible and would have been R5 if the top modulation had paused. After all these years, WWCR still hasn`t figured out to isolate its transmitters one from another, something most multi-unit sites manage to do with no problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, Feb 20 at 0551, wall-of-noise jamming from CUBA with no WRMI audible; rechecked periodically during new time for WORLD OF RADIO 0600-0629 Mondays: 0601 now instead of WON it`s diminished slightly to pulsing and toning; 0609 now just pulsing, but WOR/WRMI inaudible on FRG-7 with external antenna, barely audible underneath jamming on DX-398 with internal antenna. Little improvement by 0630 until R. Praga relay became roughly equal to the jamming. Tnx a lot, Arnie! WONJ also running on 9955 at 1630 Feb 20 when WOR and WRMI are not even on the air weekdays, just webcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15750, Feb 20 at 1357 past 1400, JBA carrier only, and nothing at all detectable at occasional chex in following two sesquihours; tests of Brother Scare were scheduled Feb 20 and 21 here at 14-17, and at 18-21 on 7590, which make us suspect it`s via Spaceline via Armenia, which also uses 7590 in DRM on Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17735, Feb 20 at 1639, NHK Japanese via FRANCE has SAH and co-channel QRM which sounds like Arabic or similar. HFCC and EiBi show nothing but NHK at this hour; Aoki also shows CRI via Sackville at 285 degrees, but sure doesn`t sound like Chinese, and Sackville aimed westward should be way atop if on. Both stronger than 17745 neighbor SRS in English via Skelton UK. No excuse for any collisions whatsoever on the sparsely-populated 16 and 13 m bands, but what is it? BTW, WRTH 2012 page 441 shows CRI takes two sesquihour breaks from any (Mandarin)-language broadcasts whatsoever at 1600 and at 1830, tho partly occupied by other Chinese languages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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