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Glenn Hauser logs May 15-16, 2012

** CANADA. 6190, May 16 at 0522, CRI English via Sackville is finally on the correct frequency for a change, ex-6080, ex-7305 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 16, the dozen before 1300:
17450, poor at 1254
17250, very good at 1254
16980, poor at 1255
16920, very good at 1255
16700, very good at 1254
16100, very good at 1254
15900, fair at 1254
15555, good at 1256
14700, very good at 1257
13920, very good at 1256
13850, good at 1257 vs WWCR 13845
13130, very poor at 1258; none in the 12s, 11s

Before 1400:
17450, poor at 1358
17250, good at 1358
16980, fair at 1358
16100, good at 1358
15900, good at 1358
15940, very good at 1359
14700, good to 1400* only heard a bit of open carrier at tune-in
Ran out of time before could check the 13s, 12s

After 1400, incomplete scan, just noted:
17570, fair at 1413 with CCI and fast SAH from VOTibet, Madagascar
15605, fair at 1417 with slush from WEWN 15615

** IRAN. 17660, May 16 at 0528, nondescript music, seems repetitive, IS? 0530 announcement in uncertain language, Iranian NA, and into, what else? Qur`an. Listed as “Bossni“, i.e. something like Serbo-Croatian, at 0530-0630, 500 kW, 297 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, May 15 at 1930, R. Kuwait in English with `This Day in History` — it`s only a 10-minute daily feature, and the full first two minutes are taken up by the generic introduxion about how significant everything was that they will be talking about; lots of music intermixed too. After 1940, back to romantic western vocal music album trax, familiar-sounding but unID YL singer, helped me doze past 2000 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. Have been wondering if the CRI Bamako relay is still funxioning amid strife in this country. It had been hard to hear for a long time, probably underpowered, and certainly not aimed USward.

17630, May 16 at 1400, very poor carrier detectable, nothing audible on 13685, the two frequencies which are supposed to be on in English

Some broadcasts to check, from HFCC registrations for BKO:
1300-1400 13685 and 17880 French [also checked at 1302, heard neither] 1400-1600 13685 and 17630 English
1600-1700 15125 and 17880 Arabic
1700-1800 13645 and 15125 unknown language
1800-1830 13645 and 11640 Hausa
1830-1930 13685 and 11640 Arabic
1930-2000 13630 and 11640 Portuguese
2000-2130 13630 and 11640 English
2130-2230 13630 French
2230-2300 15505 Chinese
2230-2400 11975 Chinese
2300-2400  7295 Chinese

** MAURITANIA. 7245, May 16 at 0542, IGIM is on with good signal and chanting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15340, May 16 at 0521, good signal in French, jazz. I haven`t noticed this before, but 0525 sign-off is talking about Eutelsat, so must be RRI: yes, that IS soon followed. HFCC shows it`s 0500-0530, 300 kW, 187 degrees from Tiganeshti, so way offbeam here.

17770, May 16 at 0527, RRI IS also audible here, weaker. This is closing of same service, same parameters. The higher bands are hopping tonight, as we get into solstitial conditions, higher-latitude paths mostly or partly illuminated across the midnight-sun area, solar flux level permitting.

BTW, HFCC-all file for A-12, normally updated just about every weekday, finally updated May 16 after stalling since May 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15097.6 & 15122.4, May 15 at 1925, REE has decided to provide some different spurs from the 15110 transmitter, instead of multiples of plus and minus 9.5 kHz. Only these two heard, weakly, the higher one amid the DRM noise from Nigeria — enough to disrupt DRM decoding somewhere? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, May 16 at 0542, WEWN, R. Católica Mundial is missing again after a few nights of revival. This had been the one transmitter which was not squealing or squishing out spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715.2, May 16 at 1407, KJES, Vado NM, in English with catechism repetitions by adult voices, undermodulated, distorted and hum, but readable; probably HF-sporadic-E assisted; 24 hours earlier it was JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 17520, May 16 at 1414, very poor signal with VR IS, then hit by local noise source; still on at 1416 respite. HFCC shows 1410-1430 Urdu via MADAGASCAR at 35 degrees, plus other languages at 1430-1600 at 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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