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Glenn Hauser logs April 21-22, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake April 22 after 1300:
11500, poor at 1315 with flutter, seems mixing with VOR Tajikistan which is not modulating much if at all
12230, fair at 1315; none in the 13s
14700, open carrier at 1319, one word of Chinese, then Firedrake music cutting on
15500, poor at 1323, het on lo side
15570, poor at 1323 with noise jamming too
15775, poor at 1321
16100, fair at 1328
16980, fair at 1328
17250, JBA at 1329

Before 1400:
12230, fair at 1359
12980, poor at 1359: monitoring this one at closedown time 1400: stayed on the air for about 15 sex past, airing Chinese announcement starting with “Beijing“
13850, poor at 1359
14700, good at 1359
15490, good at 1357
15610, good at 1356 also with noise; avoiding WEWN 15615 now??
15775, fair at 1356
15970, very good at 1356
16100, very poor at 1357
16920, good at 1357
16980, very good at 1357
17250, very poor at 1359

** CUBA. 6010, 6050, 6060, 6125, Sunday April 22 at 0515, RHC is in English, instead of Esperanto as heard exactly one week ago during this semihour. So maybe Esp`o is still supposed to be at 0700 on only one of them. But there`s always something else anomalous::

11750, April 22 at 1312, absent while 11760, 11850, 11690 are in `Amigos de Cuba` slanted mailbag; but at 1355, 11750 is back on.

10000, April 22 at 1329, jampulsing in the Cuban style and rate QRMing WWV, presumably stray, yet none at the moment on 9955, 9885, 9825, 9805.

11760, checking this Sunday April 22 for the scheduled weekly Esperanto broadcast at 1500-1530: at 1500, still in Spanish opening `Memorias Culturales` show and still on // 15340 at least for a bit. Kept listening and noticed 11760 abruptly switched to Esperanto in progress at 1508! Woke up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, April 21 after 1400, no het to CRI Russian 9525.0, nor at 1406 April 22. And with frequency clear at 1253 April 22, no signal detectable, so VOI presumed not on the air at all. Ishida agrees, 9526 last heard until 2100* April 18, unheard at any hour April 19-22.

** IRAN. 17650, April 21 at 1837, news theme and “bonsoir“ in French, i.e. IRIB at 1830-1930, 500 kW, 259 degrees from Kamalabad, having got the opening Qur`an out of the way. (Before 1800 this frequency bears Saudi Arabia in Bambara.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, April 22 at 0513, IGIM already on in Arabish, good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1020, April 22 at 1238 UT, dead air/open carrier from nearby KOKP Perry, with Spanish from Nebraska audible underneath, especially with KOKP nulled. Sister station KOKB 1580, Blackwell, also seems deadairish at 1248, with 2 or 3 other stations still skywaving in almost an hour after sunrise. I had also noticed 1020 sometime during the afternoon April 21 on caradio with deadair. At 1532 UT April 22: yes, both 1020 and 1580 are still unmodulated! Maybe they will come to life if there is a stupid ballgame Sunday afternoon? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAKISTAN. 15725, April 22 at 0508, very poor signal, something talking. Per HFCC and Aoki, nothing but: R. Pakistan, 05-07 in Urdu, 100 kW, 282 degrees from Islamabad API-9 transmitter; also used for 0800-1104 Urdu at 313 degrees, the transmission including token 4-5 minute English newscasts now at 0905 and 1100 per EiBi. There is disagreement over the second broadcast: HFCC shows starting at 0800, 313 degrees, while Aoki shows from 0830, 233 degrees. EiBI also shows it starting at 0830 now.

15540, April 22 at 1322, poor signal with whine with some modulation; no specific carrier, but likely another of the ailing Islamabad transmitters, API-3 as in Aoki, also in HFCC: 1230-1300 Sinhali, 1300-1330 Tamil, 100 kW, 147 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 15180, April 21 at 1802, French with strange accent caught my ear; during news from BBC, this semihour only, 300 kW, 170 degrees via Woofferton.

17795, Saturday April 21 at 1840, BBCWS `Science in Action`, about studying neurology by stimulating and monitoring insect brains; counting penguin populations in Antarctica by satellite imagery: one penguin = one pixel, hi contrast black on white, then multiply by density factor.

This has become a reliable transmission to hear BBCWS here, 18-20, 250 kW, 170 degrees from Woofferton, which per HFCC started 14 April, in addition to the 16-18 via Ascension. Fortunately, the Cuban leapfrog onto 17795 does not start until 2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11935, April 22 at 1255, CRI Russian is signing off, 37 degrees from SZG site so also USward; next check 1300, VOA Korean has taken over 11935 [not 11940 as thought yesterday] with news, 1303 insert ID in English. This via TINIAN, NMI is running about 3 sex behind 7225 via Tinang, PHILIPPINES — which also switches to Tinian for another hour 14-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1613 monitoring: confirmed excellent signal at 0400 UT Sunday April 22 on WTWW 5755. Repeats on WRMI 9955: Sunday 1530, 1730, Monday 0500, 1130.

Checking 9955 at 1531: JBA carrier, traces of me, no jamming anyway. We continue to hope that 99% of the 50 kW signal is providing good reception in the intended direxion, 160 degrees toward Caribbean and S America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 15570, April 21 at 1806, somewhat muffled Portuguese with bits of Brazilian music, 1810 talking about Evangelista Lucas, 1812 Matéu, so suspect it`s a religious station — yes, VR at 1800-1830, 250 kW, 229 degrees from SMG to CIRAF 46 = W Africa, where the only Portuguese-speaking/understanding area is little (but not tiny) Guinea-Bissau, altho this beam should carry right on to Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 21750, April 21 at 1814, open carrier, hum and off, weaker than 21780 Rwanda. Nothing scheduled now, but 21750 is one of the many frequencies planned for the big farewell blast only in Dutch from R. Nederland, via Bonaire, May 11 at 13-20, 250 kW, 50 degrees. HFCC shows end-date as 120512, but supposed to be May 11 only and over. So maybe it was Bonaire testing now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12061 approx., April 22 at 0505, rapid pulsing, sounds like there is program modulation when the pulses are on. Could be ute, or out-of-order ARMENIA transmitter of V. of Russia Spanish service ending at 0500. Was it OK before 0500? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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