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Glenn Hauser logs April 24-26, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 9590, April 26 at 1250 surprised to find this RA frequency absent, while 9580 had interview about lack of public toilets for women in India. Searching for stories via
do not use quotation marks unless you want a lot of extraneous off-topic stories. Without them, by most recent this came right up:

9890, April 26 at 1304 even more surprised to find bigsig from RA on this unscheduled frequency, // 9580. YL DJ never mentions SW frequencies as if they don`t exist! Just FM frequencies in various Asian/Pacific cities, such as Phnom Penh, which is appropriate since from 1314 there is another report lifted from a real ABC program, about plans for 10 dams along the lower Mekong, 8 in Laos and 2 in Cambodia, and the dire consequences upon agriculture and the fishery (fish ladders inadequate; these aren`t salmon); possibility of conflict or at least legal action between Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam over this issue. Dams of course are for hydro power. Why haven`t we heard anything about this on US media? Here it is:

And related:

Getting back to the point, what is RA doing on 9890???? And still not on 9590? I suspect 9890 was a keypad punching error for 9590, perhaps in too big a hurry to get it back on the air after going down for some reason earlier. I don`t think 9890 was on before 1300, or I would have noticed it when tuning the RHC spurs above 9850 at 1252, see CUBA.

9890 still running at 1357 with “Baby Elephant Walk“, YL DJ intros Chuck Berry`s “30 Days“, 1400 fade to RA news starting with Cambodian environmental activist killed near a hydro dam.

But that`s not all. Nominal schedule, still displayed on the RA website, is 9580 until 1400, 9590 until 1600. In reality, 9580 normally cuts off mid-programming at 1358, but not today. It too keeps going past 1400, and both are still on at final check 1427. Something very wrong at Shepparton, apparently. Why aren`t there alarums, or fail-safes to prevent transmitting on wrong frequencies?

HFCC shows 9890 at 1330-1400 with FEBC Mandarin from Bocaue, which was inaudible here, must have been heavily QRMed in China; and from 1400 CNR from China itself. Aoki clarifies: FEBC in “Yunnan“ language, and then CNR13 in Uighur from Lingshi 725 site.

BTW, there are STILL NO SHP listings in the latest HFCC of April 26 === R. Australia as if it did not exist! Where are you, Bernd Friedewald, RA frequency manager? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15235, April 24 at 1918, ME music mixed with M&W Arabic talk, cut off abruptly at 1929*. It`s RCI as scheduled from Sackville, but does Arabic continue on satellite or elsewhere for rest of hour? Only other SAC frequency at this time is 17735, continuing in French (Date correct: omitted from previous report [when quoting this item omit this note as irrelevant]). Same situation next day April 25 at 1904 with 15235 Arabic, 17735 French with lo het from Tunisia on-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 26, before 1300:
12230, poor at 1257
13920, poor at 1258
17170, very poor at 1259
No others on 11, 14, 15, 16 MHz.

After 1400:
15800, good at *1415
15600, good at 1420, not 15615/WEWN today; het on lo side; no 14s, 16s
13920, poor at 1424
13680, fair at 1424
12600, fair at 1425
12300, fair at 1425

** CUBA. 9850, April 26 at 1252, RHC is somewhat distorted and splattering up to 20 kHz either side, and then I can hear it as much as 100 kHz higher up to 9950, as they are already getting excited about Primero de Mayo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, April 25 at 1901 hearing Tagalog from Philippines, instead of English from R. Africa, but at 1959 now it`s Tony Alamo discussing wildfires around Los Angeles with a god; next check at 2055, already off the air today. For the latest on what the child-molesting gospel-huxter and his cultists are really up to, see I suppose being able to mumble even now via PanAmerican Broadcasting means some dupes are still sending in money (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, April 26 at 1247, VOI is S9+20+ but just barely modulated with vocal music during presumed Japanese hour. At 1325 it`s still JBM, but presumably English: the flutter fading is louder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7225, April 26 at 1244, VOA Korean. Come to think of it, I never hear any jamming on this service, nor on // 11935, 15180. Are the Juche jammers even trying? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, April 25 at 1758, R. Kuwait is already on with tail of Urdu service musical prelude, instead of cutting on secret English at *1800 as happened recently; but only very poor with flutter. Somewhat better at 2000, when secret Arabic has started on 17550 with weaker signal, poor with flutter. I say “secret“ because neither of these appear accurately in RK announcements or HFCC schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1050, April 26 at 1212, XEG with `El Mañanero` program from Monterrey NL, “The morning man“, but YL DJ voice is not manly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic-E TVDX opening April 25, continued from last report, UT:

1543 on 2, after all the Spanish, suddenly analog audio in English, about women being submissive. Must be XHRIO Matamoros = Brownsville; video soon shows `Access Hollywood` show which matches their online schedule I have bookmarked for 10:30 am.

1552 on 2, XEFE full local ID at this odd time, giving station phone numbers, cable channels 7 and 99 (the latter apparently on the US side), “televisión con emoción“ slogan. Nuevo Laredo. Not seen too often here, in the 600-700 mile range.

1556 on 4, Azteca-13 bug in UR, some audio, live interview on street

1558 on 2, M&M discussion show titled VOZON or something like that. No, stupid Google, I did NOT mean “Verizon“!

1601 on 2, f bug in LL, i.e. net-4 relay

1604 on 3, movie? Circular bug in UR with 11:04 clock, not net-5 with its italic number. Also CCI from a novela. 1606 a better look at it, a 3 inside the circle. There are only a few originating local 3s in Mexico, not Mexicali, Culiacán or Puebla, and tnx to Danny Oglethorpe`s display at
this 3 is from XHPN, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, another rare one here.

1606 on 3, canal 5 promo, CCI from XHPN; 1610 Smurfs toon

1611 on 4, CCI beat bars of about 15 kHz
1640 on 4, CCI with Smurfs dominating from net-5
1703 on 4, still Smurfs, CCI, stuff on 3 and 2 too

1725 on 3, talk show with leaning 3 bug in UR, i.e. XHQ Culiacán, Sin.; CCI from net-5 Smurfs; talk show at 1727 has 3 YLs and an OM in a row

1750 on 5, weak video signal now up to this MUF. I start tuning FM but no Mexicans heard past 1800

1835 on 2, still some video CCI, as opening is gradually dying out
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, April 25 at 1832, VON DRM is very poorly audible with BFO; signals from Africa still much depressed, e.g. 15580 AM, VOA Botswana very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.5, April 25 at 1801 UT as I was looking for Mexican DX as sporadic E was up to ch 5 TV, full ID for the Oasis Network, from KNYD Tulsa, plus all the other full-power outlets, some out of state, then separate ID string for OK translators. This is the primary occupant of 90.5 here, yet weak enough to make it one of my `most open` DX frequencies — with a little enhancement, KNYD will QRM KGVV Goltry which is allegedly on the air, but not really, and KGVV will occupy 90.5 in Enid ending its DX status (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 97.1, April 25 at 1804 UT, “The Sports Animal“, joint ID with AM 1550, and not // 98.1 WWLS. Fmlist/Fmscan has no such slogan, but must be KYAL Sapulpa, which confirms it`s “also heard on AM 1550 Sapulpa and AM 1490 Muskogee“. Seems 97.1 is new – at least new to me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 5660, April 26 at 1246 UT, weak signal from KGWA 960 Enid local, unmistakable voice of morning newsman “J. Curtis Huckleberry“. As previously reported last May in DXLD 11-21, “May 22 at 1155, very poor with talk at steady level, likely local external mixing product, audio soon found // 960 KGWA. But it`s not a plain harmonic; instead, KCRC 1390 x 2 = 2780 plus KGWA 960 x 3 = 2880 >> 5660. 2780 and 2880 are always there but not this combination. No KCRC audible on 5660, strangely enough“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11720, April 25 at 1807 as I am hunting for Zanzibar 11735 (nothing yet), a surprisingly good signal here in Tagalog, mixing in lots of English such as “sustainable agricultural productivity“, a concept too complex for Tagalog? Or just too lazy to attempt to translate it. So must be the 1730-1930 broadcast from V. of Philippines. Then checked // 15190 and also audible there, but much weaker, and no R. Africa at the moment (some other times the two can be heard mixing before 1930). Third VOP frequency 9395 is inaudible in noise level. 11720 is certainly the SSOB if not the OSOB from Asia. Still in at 1832 but weaker, 1901 very poor, but now 15190 is still there with Tagalog, so not R. Africa in English; see EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15110, April 25 at 1901, REE with fútbol, recovered to very good signal after yesterday`s wipeout, but not enough to audiblize the spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15725, April 25 at 1758, 1832, 1902, 2000, 2055 chex, no sign of V. of South Sudan clandestine. The first and only report of it was April 19 at 1833 from Rodolfo Tizzi in Uruguay, so be sure to recheck for it this Thursday, in case it`s weekly or not daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15725, April 26 at 1413, very poor signal with music, but presumably R. Aap ki Dunyaa, via KUWAIT, scheduled 14-15. // 11880 via Philippines is blocked by REE COSTA RICA, (except on Saturdays). The VOA Urdu service, WRTH reminds us, was rebranded 8 years ago — so it seems “less American, more Pakistani“? Tho still produced in the VOA studios. I was looking for it after seeing this shocking story at the AFGE Local 1812 website about how mistreated a Pakistani journalist has been, just trying to do her job, vs the bosses who require kowtowing to Pakistan:

“Agency Abuse of J-1 Visa“, is currently the top story at
leading to:

15730, April 26, fair at 1300, VOA jingle in English, into language presumed listed Somali, 13-14, 250 kW due north from MADAGASCAR. See also KOREA NORTH [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1614 monitoring: presumed first airing, UT Thursday April 26 at 0330 on WRMI 9955 bears nothing but wall-of-noise jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Further WRMI repeats are: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730; Sun 0800, 1530, 1730; Mon 0500, 1130. Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120 Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830. And:

Thu 2100 on WTWW 9479; UT Fri 0330v on WWRB 5050; UT Sat 0130v on WBCQ Area 51 5110v-CUSB/LSB; UT Sun 0400 on WTWW 5755 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, April 26 at 1248, open carrier/dead air from WBCQ. Left a receiver on this until finally cut on modulation at 1317:50; I wonder if Radio 211 was silent all night? Bible quiz at 1326, or was that scribbled 1320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, April 26 at 1328, WWCR-1 is VG, obviously boosted by HF sporadic-E opening, rather than normal very poor. With BFO I hunt for the 15.6 kHz spurs either side, but cannot hear them, so maybe really suppressed. By 1413, 15825 has faded to only S9+10 and lessening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1070, April 26 before 1230 UT, KLIO Wichita KS is still duplicating talkshow from KQAM 1480, joint ID in passing, but at 1239 recheck, now back to music, local talkover at 1243 with time & temp, True Oldies 1070 slogan; see also 1660 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1290, April 26 at 1220 UT, traffic report including street numbers in the 100s, so not a small city, from “K-car“, get it? KKAR Omaha NE. 5/5 kW station has CP for 50/5, says NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, April 26 at 1226 UT, Radio Luz program promo in Spanish. Must be KTNO The Metroplex, TX, no longer Radio Vida. Website is under reconstruxion, There are only three Mexicans on this frequency, none nearby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, April 26 at 1230 UT in KOKB OK null, “RCN News“, about Denver, announced as duplicated on 1060 Longmont, so it`s KREL Colorado Springs on the Radio Colorado Network. Just went to 10 kW day power, ex-140 W night, at 1230 in April, 1145 UT in May. KLMO 1060 is the originator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, April 26 at 1232 UT, True Oldies jingle, “Baby-Love“. We no longer have to wonder which ESPN station we are hearing or echoing on 1660, just TX, as KQWB West Fargo ND has flipped to this. And came in handy since KLIO 1070 Wichita KS was still duplicating talkshow from KQAM 1480 during previous semihour, altho by 1239 KQWB has faded, and KLIO is back to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, trying again for ZBC April 25 from 1758, nothing yet or at 1832, but I learn later from Bruce Portzer that it was off the air 1714-1844. 1901 JBA carrier with high noise level. 1959 something modulating; 2055 a little better, brief break at 2055:35, back on with music going to talk, very poor with flutter, 2059 music presumed anthem, off at 2100:15*. Bill Bingham, RSA and Ron Howard, CA, say the other frequency 6015 was also reactivated from April 25 around 0300, heard too by Portzer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1320, April 26 at 1224 UT, Spanish from N/S, 7:24 TC, kids` birthdays. Accent maybe border-influenced rather than pure Mexican, so likely XECPN Piedras Negras, Coahuila; the only other possibility around here in NRC AM Log is KRDD Roswell NM. Soon with Chinese CCI, no doubt KXYZ Houston TX, which NRC AM Log says is SS/ETHnic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15520, April 26 at 1421, 1000 Hz tone, then stepping down, resume 1 kHz, open carrier, repeat cycle at 1423, 1429 past 1430. In HFCC only thing scheduled at 14-15 is YFR in Marathi, 250 kW, 105 degrees via DHA, UAE. EiBi and Aoki agree, except in Hindi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15704.5-SSB, April 26 at 1416, intermittent 2-way in Spanish, weak and weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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