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Glenn Hauser logs April 17, 2012

** ANGUILLA [non]. 6090, April 17 at 0553, Caribbean Beacon is off after quite a spell staying on, uncovering the usual weak het, presumably between off-frequency Brasil and Nigeria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, April 17 after 1300:
15540, fair at 1309 with het on lo side
15490, poor at 1309 with het on lo side, from V of Tibets

Before 1400:
17450, good at 1341
16980, very good at 1342
16920, JBA? At 1342
16100, very good at 1342
15900, good at 1343
15560, fair at 1345, ex-15540 in previous semihour
15490, poor at 1345
13880, very poor at 1346, new frequency? It is on the Aoki list as one of countless 100-watt nuisance channels of Sound of Hope from Taiwan
13830, fair at 1345, another unusual one
12980, fair at 1348; none in the 11s, 10s

** GERMANY [non]. 17820, April 17 at 0604, DW news in English, 0605 `Africa-Link` starting with conflict along the N/S Sudan border. Good standout signal, the SSOB in the nightmiddle, and close to the OSOB, 295 degrees from RWANDA (where else?) at 06-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, April 17 at 1318, zero signal from VOI and RRI Banjarmasin on this Tuesday. However, Ishida confirms it had been on today at 1202 in Japanese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15530, April 17 at 0530 after some nondescript music, La Voz de la Républica Islámica de Irán opening in Spanish, anthem; good signal, but modulation somewhat distorted, 289 degrees from Kamalabad.

15320, April 17 at 0531, same anthem as on 15530, not synch, then into another language, and quickly Qur`an. Scheduled as “Bossni“, 310 degrees from Sirjan. 19m nicely open from ME with several other signals; see SAUDI ARABIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [and non]. 15785, April 17 at 0526, CRI English is poor with flutter, but seems to have something underneath, i.e. Galei Tzahal. OTH radar pulses, typically from Cyprus, were immediately adjacent, 15788-15803, also bothering something on 15790, i.e. BBC Arabic also via CYPRUS, which was clear around 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 11710, April 17 at 1350, VOK in rather amusing tuba piece with orchestra, as we envision a Great, Dear or Default Leader waddling around, looking at things, 1351 applause and outro as a recording from the 28th April Spring Festival or something like that, immediately back to equally laughable propaganda; also on // 9335 weaker with usual CCI from RFA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, April 17 at 0556, nothing from IGIM, nor have heard it for several nights now; just coming on too late, or not at all? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, April 17 at 0554, zero signal from Radio Educación, likewise after CRI/Canada 6190 is finished a few minutes later. Some time ago I pointed out that XEPPM could cover a lot of Mexico in the daytime on 6185 with no interference, unlike most of the evening with ACI and CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15285, April 17 at 0532, Qur`an but not Iran as on 15320, 15530: BSKSA Swahili service at 04-07, 90 degrees from Riyadh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 9635, April 17 at 0542, double-take, yes, REE COSTA RICA is here on wrong frequency, not 9630, and not 9675 alternate either, but containing numbers partially from both of them.

5995, April 17 at 0551, triple-take, as another Cariari transmitter is on wrong channel, instead of 5965; 5995 is used earlier in evening, so forgot to retune it? Outro to `Mundo Solidario` show, and at 0555 with a SAH, smothering Mali? Yet, the third transmitter in CR was still on correct frequency, 3350 at 0558 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15550, April 17 at 0523, pulsing whine jamming with split-second cutouts every 15 sex; target victim possibly JBA underneath, i.e. R. Dabanga, southwestward from UAE site, seldom audible here at the side even without jamming.

11650, April 17 at 0523, usual ringing-tone jamming, quite different sounding from 15550, underneath R. Dabanga, southeastward from VATICAN, but quite audible off the back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 15105, April 17 at 0602, BBCWS, fair signal this hour only, 170 degrees from Woofferton, better than Nigeria 15120. Deep-voiced newscaster with peculiar not exactly African accent we often hear on BBC; also a het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ISRAEL [and non]

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, April 17 at 0557, WBCQ in dead air instead of Good Friends Radio Network religion. First time in a while now caught with no modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, April 17 at 1306, WEWN English is back on here, instead of silence at this hour after having to quit 9390; and nothing but a dead carrier at 1349-1443* April 16 on 11520.

I refreshed the WEWN SW schedule I have been consulting daily at
and it finally shifted to some different frequencies in the English lineup instead of 9390; trouble is, not what I heard!

09-13 11520 SE Asia
13-15 11615 SE Asia
15-   15610 Europe

So are they going to be on 11615 or not? Maybe tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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