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Glenn Hauser logs April 12, 2012

** CHINA. 17550, April 12 at 0310, JBA signal from something; receiver still tuned here after unID and KUWAIT earlier, when turned back on. HFCC shows CNR at 0100-1030, 100 kW, 251 degrees from Beijing site. Aoki adds it`s CNR 1 from Beijing 572 site in particular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 21650, April 12 at 0311 Chinese with occasionally good peaks, and CCI.

21595, April 12 at 0312, more Chinese, and an echo apart from 21650; by 0359 it`s JBA, and off at 0400* after timesignal.

21480, April 12 at 0400, CJKT/ZRGD ID, with CCI.

These all match HFCC and Aoki for R. Free Asia in Mandarin, one hour at a time from TINIAN: 03-04 on 21650 and 21595, 04-05 on 21480, and of course all jammed which is mainly what I was hearing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake April 12, after 1330:
11500, very poor at 1343
12980, good at 1342
13130, very good at 1341
15500, good at 1336 with het on lo side
15560, good at 1336 with het on lo side
15785, very good at 1339: so much for Galei Zahal, totally blown away if it`s still here. If they had any sense they would have gone back to 15850 — or did some ute complain them away from that?
15940, very good at 1339; none in the `14s
16100, very poor at 1340
17450, very poor at 1340

Before 1400, things have already changed:
15490, very good at 1356 with het on 15492
15560, very good at 1356
15785, still very good at 1357
15940, very good at 1359
16100, very poor at 1359
17450, very poor at 1359

After 1400:
17570, good at 1421

** CUBA. 17580, April 12 until 1400* RHC cuts off modulation after first 7 notes of IS, and carrier off by 1401. Obviously intentional, yet formerly // 17730 continues with canned frequency announcement claming both of them are on until 1500. RHC never manages to mesh announcements with reality! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 20290-20315, April 12 at 1412, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here. I usually skip tuning the 20 MHz band as there is little chance of any broadcasters, even harmonix, but tried it this time. A perfect place for such noises, far from hams and broadcasters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, April 12 at 1505 a song, praise music or rock? poor signal, 1508 YL in English, presumably R. Africa on this early. At first I wondered if IRRS via ROMANIA had an extra post-1500 broadcast this Thursday, as they are still scheduled to have on Fridays and Sundays; only BS was definitely there before 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** GREECE [and non]. 15650, April 12 at 1502, VOG in Greek with CCI from SAH, i.e. R. Liberty in Turkmen via Wertachtal at 14-17. Why in the world doesn`t ERT use alternately registered 15630 instead? Nothing else is scheduled on it at any time between 14 and 02, VOG`s current span, except (in Aoki only), BVB`s V. of the Wilderness via Tajikistan to N. Korea, extending until 1430 on Sundays only. 15630 is open as I monitor — of course, there`s always that squishy spur around 15627 from WEWN 15610 at 15-24, not strong enough to bother at the moment. Some ACI is better than direct CCI, but VOG only needs to avoid 15650 before 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [non]. 15390, April 12 at 1419, South Asian song and talk, poor-fair. This 1330-1530 broadcast of Gospel for Asia, via Wertachtal, GERMANY is a rich source for collectors of obscure languages, like Zacharias Liangas who is putting up audio samples. EiBi by frequency does not show any details, but Aoki has them all, including Wed/Thu/Fri at 1415-1430 in Mising.

EiBi does have a comprehensive language list at showing:
“MIS   Mising (dialect of ADI): India-Assam (25,000)“
as GFA tries its best to erode those 25K speakers away from their original religion(s) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 15721, April 12 at 0403, Russian number stations, in groups of 3 repeated, ending with `null`; 0404 change cadence into groups of 5 as the real secret message starts; with big het from RNZI 15720. This is a long-reported regular spy transmission, not sure if daily but a collision RNZI could avoid by using another frequency.

M-F at 0400 it`s just generic RNZ National domestic relay program `Afternoons with Jim Mora` from 0106 to 0500, “Information and debate, people and places around New Zealand“. But after 0400 Saturdays currently playing is `Around the World in 80 Tunes`, world music thru April only; and `The Sunday Feature`, documentaries from NZ or overseas: I think this is when I have heard some good material from PRI or APM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15170, April 12 at 0318, BSKSA HQS with Qur`an, good signal but heavy flutter; no CCI, as to be expected per schedules, but at 0407 check now it has QRM. This is the collision per HFCC:

03-06 Riyadh 500 kW 355 degrees
04-05 CRI Kashgar 100 kW 174 degrees
05-06 CRI Jinhua 500 kW 59 degrees

In the spring & summer, 15170 is a pleasant way to drift off to dreamland before 0400, unless you comprehend Arabic. The flutter only adds to the mystique, and does not impede our understanding at all.

17660, April 12 at 1402, sounds Arabic, which of course it is during Qur`an segment, but French is scheduled from BSKSA at 14-18 due west from 500 kW Riyadh. Accompanied by a constant wavering het on the hi side, sounds like a banshee! Compared with keyboard, pitches range approx. 150-200 Hz in the octave below middle C. 1440 still the same; at 1459 announcement definitely in French. Final check at 1513, still French but the banshee is finally gone.

Aoki and EiBi show no other broadcaster scheduled on 17660 at this time. HFCC has NHK Yamata until 1500, presumably wooden, but I would not expect that to be off-frequency, and there was never any program modulation. Unlikely a jammer, maybe a ute? Or defect in BSKSA`s own transmitter. Also can`t rule out Iran transmitter which is supposed to be on 17660 at 0530-0927 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 21610, April 12 at 1414, no signal from REE; yet REE is still the understation on 21540 making SAH and CCI with KUWAIT! The A-12 schedule shows 21610 is supposed to be on daily from 11 to 17 in Spanish (including Basque at 1240-1255 M-F [I thought that was longer, starting just after 1230?]); 17-21 in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, April 12 at 0502, IWT with medley of music including a bit of “Frère Jacques“ apparently in Arabic, a benefit of colonial heritage. This remains a late-nite favorite for music with a usually good signal and seldom any QRhaM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, April 12 at 0330-0400, nothing audible but wall-of-noise jamming, during the first scheduled SW broadcast of WORLD OF RADIO 1612, on WRMI. Tnx a lot, Arnie! Better luck maybe on some of the WRMI repeats: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730; Sun 0800, 1530, 1730; Mon 0500, 1130.

Also unjammed: Thu 2100 on 9479 WTWW; UT Fri 0330v on 5050 WWRB; UT Sat 0100v-0135v on Area 51 via 5110-CUSB/LSB WBCQ; UT Sun 0400 on 5755 WWRB. Also on WRN via SiriusXM channel 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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