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Glenn Hauser logs May 17-18, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 11945, May 18 at *0559, RA pops on fair signal with IDs, 0600 timechex only for 5 pm in Port Vila, 6 pm in Suva, then news. I was waiting for this since at 06-10, 11945 is scheduled with an unique azimuth, 100 degrees from Shepparton. Nigel Holmes confirms it`s correct and intentional. It seems that the TCI antennas were supposed to have slews of 20 degrees, but axually 30 degrees, so the 70-degree one can really aim at 100, which would be favorable for Europe far beyond. How is 11945 coming in there? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, May 18 at 0015, RNA with VG signal in music // 11780, overwhelming VP signal from 6185 XEPPM. Also at 0527 but with humbuzz. 6180 was missing last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17580, May 18 at 0005, very poor signal with YL in Chinese. It`s in HFCC so not a jammer! CNR, LIN site, 100 kW, 286 degrees. Aoki explains: CNR1, Lingshi 725 site at 112E, 37N starting at 2330.

9440, May 18 at 1246 sounds like a rock opera, unknown language; 1250 announcement, in the Cambodian hour from CRI via Kunming-Anning site per Aoki; good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also MALI

** CHINA. Firedrake May 18, before 1300:
12230, fair at 1258 with flutter
12600, fair at 1258 with flutter; none in the 13s
14700, tune in just in time to hear a few words of Chinese spoken before 1400*, switching error sometimes happens. No time for full scan

Before and after 1330:
17450, fair at 1325
17250, poor at 1325
16980, poor at 1327
16920, fair at 1327 with flutter
16700, fair at 1326 with flutter
16100, fair at 1326 with flutter
15980, poor at 1328
15570, very poor at 1328, het on lo side; none in the 14s
13970, fair at 1330
13920, very poor at 1330 with fax(?) QRM
12230, poor at 1332 with flutter

** CUBA. 15330 and 13820, May 18 at 0542, weak pulse jamming against nothing. Also on 11930 at 0558, two different jammers fading up and down independently, one at pitch and rate matching 13820, the other at a faster rate and higher pitch. Presumably from different parts of the island. The incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command is still attacking these frequencies, despite: 1) all never on the air from R. Martí in the nightmiddle, and 2) 15330 never on the air at all in the A-seasons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 15480, May 18 at 0007, good signal but undermodulated and muffled M&W in Arabish. HFCC shows it`s ERU (R. Cairo), 250 kW, 245 degrees from Abu Zabaal at 2215-0045 in Portuguese and now Arabic to S America. Much stronger signal here than Cuba 15370, 15230, and Vatican via Bonaire does not start 15470 until 0030.

This inspired me to check another R. Cairo frequency, 13855: good signal level but with hum and barely modulated, distorted at peaks, unusable. It`s 286 degrees from Abis in Arabic & Spanish at 2330-0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, May 18 at 0543 R. Africa, good signal with androgynous-voiced preacher/ess, but not like the one from Fence Lake NM on 15420 et al.; good modulation and signal as s/he goes into a prayer. Switched to AFN 7811-USB for Jim Hightower at 0544-0546, back to 15190 at 0546 to hear a different, definitely male voice, now with somewhat distorted modulation. So I missed a program transition, shux, but it was worth it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, May 18 at 1251, carrier from VOI is back on after missing several days, either open or JBM. Same at 1337 during English, and still on at 1406 causing het to CRI Russian on 9525.0. Ishida shows it began to appear again on May 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 11730, May 18 at 0537, NHK news in French pausing for frequency announcement of this and 13840. We know summery conditions are upon us when 11730 direct from Japan begins to come in better than adjacent NZ on 11725. 13840 via MADAGASCAR was about one second behind 11730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI [and non]. 17630, May 18 at 1408, straining to detect CRI relay in English: very poor carrier, occasionally peaking to a generous S9, but undermodulated, as I try to match it to CRI via CUBA 13740. Finally I think it does, one or two words ahead of Habana. Nothing audible on // 13685. 17630 is listed as 100 kW, 85 degrees from Bamako. Pales by comparison to neighbor 17640 BBC, 250 kW, 114 degrees from Ascension. Several other MALI relay transmissions are unheard even in Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, May 17 until 1958:40* tuned in just in time to hear DRM noise cut off from VON, uncovering spur from SPAIN, q.v. I wonder if this DRM is ever decodable in NAm? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15123 & 15097, May 17 at 1959, spurs from REE 15110 detected circa these frequencies, the higher one only audible once 15115-15125 DRM from Nigeria, q.v., cut off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 11650, May 18 at 0536 Arabish talk about one second behind // 15400, i.e. R. Dabanga. 11650 is via VATICAN, 15400 MADAGASCAR. No jamming audible on either. 15400 is usually much stronger here but not this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TINIAN. 21710, May 18 at 0548, weak signal in Chinese, sounds the same as 17855, but too poor to //. 21710 is scheduled as RFA in Mandarin at 05-06, shifting to 21720 at 0600, but on different azimuth. 21710 was the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 13635, May 18 at 0557, Turkish music, now strong enough to affect still stronger RA on 13630. Must have just opened the 06-13 broadcast at 310 degrees USward from Emiler, after 11980 closed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1617 monitoring: confirmed on first audible SW airing, excellent 9479 WTWW, Thu May 17 at 2100, to be repeated UT Sunday 0400 on 5755. Also on 5110v-CUSB, WBCQ Area 51, UT Sat 0130+; 9955 WRMI: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. And WRN via SiriusXM 120, Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 18 at 1417 and various other random chex lately, WTWW-3 remains off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, May 18 at 0530, WEWN R. Católica Mundial is on again, unlike last night; also around 1240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [and non]. 9715, May 18 at 1405, RFA Vietnamese hour via TINIAN is accompanied underneath by oscillating-tone whoop-whoop jammer typical of this still hostile Viet Cong-controlled country (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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