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Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20, 2012

** ASCENSION. 17640, Aug 20 at 1352, BBCWS in English, with long-path echo, more obvious during brief fades of short-path signal. Is aimed 114 degrees, away from us, so boosting the long-path portion. Still thus at 1412. Believe I have previously calculated the LP delay from this site, and the great-circle path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 6020 & 9580, Monday Aug 20 at 1245, R. Australia amid `Media Report` about undercover reporting. A new time for this show, now appearing on RA`s Pacific sked; from R. National, available via:
Closest thing to a DX program from RA, now re-added to
Mon 1230 6020 6080 6140-Singapore 9475 9580 11945
Mon 1530 5940 5995 7240 9475 11660 11880
Mon 1930 6080 9500 [to Asia only](Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15105, another attempt to hear Bangladesh Betar`s English broadcast at 1232 Aug 20: no signal here or on the other 15 MHz frequencies. The band really isn`t open yet except for Cuba. Wolfgang Büschel says BB came on 15105 at 1222:37, and from 1225 a tone of 1129 Hz.

19m had opened up in time for the next broadcast on 15105: at 1309 I find some lo hum and a hi-pitched tone approx. C#6 which would be 1109 Hz: I defer to Wolfy`s measurement above. At 1312:54 the BB IS starts, which we have come to recognize easily, 10 notes with a continuous drone (pardon the expression) including during pauses. NO timesignal; have they seen my critique of its inaccuracy? 1315:50 opening presumed Nepali as scheduled. At 1345-1347+ it`s back to the tone. What next?

At 1357, nothing yet on 15505; at 1358, 15105 starts B-B-C- chimes from Ascension. There is also noise on 15105, from BB carrier? Finally at 1400, 15505 carrier cuts on air late, with fragment of BB IS, “timesignal“ [not really] ending at 1400:46! And opening Urdu. Still hear the noise on 15105, so that must be something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 20, after 1300:
15670, fair at 1307 mixing equally with Chinese, probably CNR1 jammer, piling up upon R. Free Asia, Tibetan via Tajikistan
15560, fair at 1307
15485, poor at 1308, het on hi side

Before 1400:
15670, at 1350 only hear CNR1 jammer, maybe a trace of FD; see above
15605, very poor at 1349
15490, poor at 1349, het on lo side
14700, very poor at 1354 with flutter; none in 18s, 17s, 16s, 13s, 12s

** COLOMBIA. 14950.75, August 20 at 0147, Salem Stereo is fair and quite readable, but unlistenable since it`s the sermon segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11680, Aug 19 at 2310, RHC in Spanish as usual // 11840. Grayson Watson in Dallas says he was hearing “the English hour“ on 11680, two days earlier, Aug 17 on 11680. The 23-24 UT English is supposed to be only on 5040, which is no good here that early vs summer noise levels, so 11680 must have been a SNAFU, which certainly improved reception. It could happen again?

5955, Aug 20 at 0524, pulse jamming is audible here aside RTI/WYFR 5950. Leftover from much earlier when R. República, Costa Rica is on 5954.3v. Despite being UT Monday during R. Martí 6-hour silent period, at 0526 check, full wall-of-noise jamming is still running on 6030 and 7405, so the Arnie`s jammerpals can ruin any chances of hot DX on 6030. 9955 also has rapid pulse jamming, against only a trace of me, maybe on WRMI.

9490, Aug 20 at 1256, lite pulse jamming, leftover from R. República in the evenings, bothering VOA Korean weak signal until its abrupt 1258*, via Tinian as in HFCC, not Thailand as in Aoki; and // but not synchronized 15775 via Tinang, which was much weaker than usual. I`m sure the Cuban jamming was no `help` inside North Korea, but thanks for trying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15045-15050-15055, Aug 20 at 1348, I lament that AIR Sinhala service, which we used to hear sometimes with nice music on AM has not defaulted to that lately; now I can barely detect DRM noise there. How many DRM listeners can they possibly have in Sri Lanka? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MYANMAR [and non]. 7110, Myanmar Kachin Radio, as called by Aoki, Aug 20 at 1234 music and some talk sounds like Myanmarianese, poor signal but slightly better than usual; maybe conditions are improving. Much of the time with two different ham CWQRMs, one from a W-zero. Aoki shows this in Burmese/dialect at 1030-1430; plus 1430-1500 English, then called Thazin Radio Pyin Oo Lwin; as well as in the local mornings the same 50 kW transmitter at 356 degrees from Naypyidaw carries the Myanmar Rakhine Broadcasting Station, 2330-0030 in Chin, 0030-0130 in Kachin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re previous report about Mundo Fox on my local KXOK-LD: these RF vs virtual channels are so confusing, I wrote RF 32 in this part of the report when I meant RF 31, now corrected:

“But UT Aug 19 around 0430, I notice that Kansas tropo is up with KHCC 90.1 R. Kansas `Nightcrossings`, their very nice music show along the lines of `Hearts of Space` with e.g. Vangelis, overriding KCSC in OK. So I turn the DTV antenna toward the north to check what else may be in; instead as I tune thru the channels I notice that MundoFox is now showing up on my local Enid KXOK-LD RF 31 as 31-2!“
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15210, Sunday Aug 19 at 2052, RRI in English, usual good signal, second best from Europe on band after Spain 15110, reading reception reports including SINPOs as if those were of any interest to the general audience, 2054 outro as `DX Mailbag` before sign-off procedure. Someone in NZ had reported a “DX program“ May 28 at 2047 on 13800; that was a UT Monday. Perhaps he meant local Monday, really UT Sunday? Just because they use the letters DX in a show title does not make it a DX program, since it`s only about reception reports to that station. I checked “The Week Ahead“ previews on RRI website but this was never mentioned; perhaps considered a filler, and maybe even dropped in on unknown days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, Aug 20 I tune in WWV just before 0518 UT to hear the propagation minute, and to my astonishment, the time is announced a minute fast as 0519! And no prop info follows. Either my watch and clock are both off a minute, or WWV is; now which would be more likely?? I quickly tune another receiver to WWVH on 15000 and monitor the time each announces for the following minute: 0519, again! Unfortunately I can`t prove this as of course I was not recording, and even if I were, how could I prove they really said 0519 when it was 0518? But I know I heard it quite clearly. How could this happen? I should ask NIST about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. My QSL direct from the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting station, Greenville, is now visible as the newest entry at the bottom of my gallery at

** U S A. 9980, I don`t go looking for Brother Scare on WWCR-4, but it occurs to me that this has been missing lately: yes, Sunday Aug 20 at 1912, it`s not on the air. Supposed current schedule for TOM via 9980: Sun 14-20, M-F 16-20, Sat 14-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12015, Aug 20 at 1912 check, WTWW-3 is missing again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15420-CUSB, Aug 19 at 2049, WBCQ is already in honky-tonk fill music as Global Spirit Proclamation apparently ends well before 2100* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Aug 20 at 0148, WRNO usual big signal, and modulation is somewhat suppressed but better than usual, during sermon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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