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Glenn Hauser logs April 24-25, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake April 25, not a complete scan today, just noted:
15500, poor at 1342, but gone a few minutes later
16100, fair at 1340

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, April 24 at 1914, fair signal from R. Africa, sounds like Tony Alamo; far enough south not to be attenuated like Spain 15110, Nigeria 15120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9680, April 25 at 1250, RRI with very heavy QRM from the China/Taiwan radio war. 1300 abated a bit as the Chi switched to tone tests, even step tones, on and off at 1302. The 9526 VOI signal was by comparison insignificant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, April 25 at 1245, KBS WR via CANADA, `Songs of Korea` Wednesday featuring a handicapped poetry singer. Annoying clicking sounds matching modulation peaks, a Seoul or Sackville problem?? Similar defects heard previously. Had some CCI from Korea North until 1250.

1259, as soon as this went off after one RCI IS, hyper music and talk in Indonesian cut on, R. Nederland ID, i.e. via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, allegedly 200 degrees, but always a bigsig off-the-back here toward 20 degrees. A few sex later, Sackville cuts back on with carrier far enough apart to produce low audible het, 1300 CRI relay opening, while RNW relay switches to Dutch, to QRM the first half of the CRI English hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, April 25 at 0535, IGIM goes from Arabish talk to soporific wake-up chants (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Had been looking for some analog Es on TV since yesterday`s big opening between SE USA and Caribbean+ up thru FM band, when nothing made it quite this far NW. Turning on TV April 25 at 1405 UT, there`s Mexico on 2, `f` bug in lower left during news program, looks like facebook, but really net-4, foro tv. Peaks SSW, not SSE, so not Mérida. Then fades out, and in, mostly out, with other CCI. shows the only XHTV relay on ch 2 is XEFE, Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., but there could be others at times, and this one also relays XHGC 5.

6m Es map shows NO contacts from Mexico, but over SW quadrant of USA, including paths centered not far from here in NW OK, a patch which could not be responsible for what I am getting.

1450 UT, ch 2 fades back in, now with `hoy` programazo, its bug in lower left, from net-2, too many possibilities. 1455, Lucha Libre goons in full regalia are running thru the studio audience, “scaring“ the ladies; how infantile. 1458 tease upcoming kitchen segment. 1501 ad for Six Flags — is there one in Mexico? There sure is, Mexico City where the very name would seem to be off-topic.

Hoy still in on 2 at 1516 as traces of signals are starting to show on ch 3 and 4.

1517, CCI on 2, now audio with promo for Aguascalientes, but could be on a national network. Then hoy resumes dominance. Digital clock in LL is on CDT.

1530 on 4, brief video-only peak with Azteca-13 bug in UR, for which there are nine possible sources. To be continued (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9655, April 25 until 1258* musical standards playing, presumably RNZI with poor signal, cut off without any ID or QSY announcement to 6170, which they often make prior to frequency changes; why not now?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, April 24 at 1914, VON DRM is very poor, noise audible with BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. FCC info in the May VHF-UHF Digest has a couple of items of local interest:

93.3, Enid translator (of KIMY 93.9 Watonga) K227AT is changing frequency and calls to K226BR on 93.1, why? But as of April 24 it`s still on 93.3.

90.5, KGVV Goltry is listed to be “on“ as “My Praise FM“ so I monitor April 25 from 1350 UT: AFR anti-Liberal network programming, yet another gospel huxter satellator, but ID 1359 as KAYM Weatherford. That`s some distance away, not noted before and there is some tropo enhancement this morning, also replacing KCSC 90.1 with Radio Kansas.

KAYM is 2.7 kW, while KGVV is 3 kW, licensed to The Love Station, i.e. KLVV 88.7 Ponca City which already has overlapping relays. The site is near Carrier OK which is about halfway between Goltry and Enid, both of which it barely reaches with 60 dbu contour — but obviously not really on the air, yet (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15110, April 24 at 1914, REE is JBA instead of usual huge signal, as propagation is still terribly attenuated after geomag storm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15725, April 24 at 1916, nothing audible from V. of South Sudan clandestine. AFAIK, no one has heard it since initial report April 19 by Rodolfo Tizzi, Uruguay with his clip. Chris Greenway thinx it`s from inside Sudan, too close for skip to S Sudan, and probably picked frequency to be same as R. Dabanga earlier. Likely to continue due to heightened hostilities between the Sudans, but maybe on different frequencies and times. We need to search all over for it around 1830. Or could be the broadcast is not daily and will be back on this Thursday.

There was however some DRM noise from RNZI 15715-15720-15725, which is now allegedly scheduled 1851-2150, after which RNZI switches to AM on 15720.

Wolfgang Büschel wonders if this was it: “15817.770 … wandered to x.775, UNID Arabic station noted around 1328-1400 UT April 25“ or was it Cairo off-15800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15745, April 24 at 2210, WYFR Portuguese confirmed on new frequency ex-15190, open for Brasil and earlier Equatorial Guinea, not audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, April 25 at 0528, M&W talking about different smells of human sweat, outro as `Moment of Science` from Indiana University. Must have been filler from WRN after Channel Africa, as a WRN promo following was faded out for WRMI ID, and into R. Praga in Spanish. Good signal for a change and no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR [and non]. 11735, April 24 at 1916 nothing audible, not surprising with pitiful propagation over hi-latitude paths, altho it is still being heard further east until 2100, including English news at 1800, which used to come from Spice FM; is that mentioned any more? S. Hasegawa reports that on April 23, Japanese DXers reported a break between 1601* and *1745. English from Romania 11740 can be a problem at 17-18, but at least it`s no longer on 11735 too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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