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Glenn Hauser logs August 22-23, 2012

** COLOMBIA. 14950.75, Aug 23 at 0248, Salem Stereo has quite a fair signal during a ballad about El Señor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 17833-17867, Aug 22 at 1853 check, REE Cariari relay on 17850 is only splattering out to +/- 17 kHz, no further spikes detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DJIBOUTI. 4780, Aug 23 at 0305, R. Djibouti is on with Qur`an, fair signal making 7 bars on the DX-398, altho doesn`t sound that strong. Several earlier chex still did not find it at 0300, so must have come on a bit late. Only African audible on 60m but I`ll take it. No sign of VOA Botswana scheduled to start 4930 at 0300; nor CVC Zambia on 4965 which has now been abolished, per Wolfgang Büschel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 6110, Wed Aug 23 at 0257, poor signal with repetitive music, seems an IS. The last two descending notes repeat the previous two. 0259 some other music and announcement but too weak. If I were list-logging strictly by Aoki, the conclusion would be V. of Azerbaijan which starts at 0300, but the trouble is, it`s been off SW for years, altho not so indicated by Aoki and wasn`t it really on 6111? Aoki shows R. Fana, Ethiopia not starting until 0330 M-F, but 0300 on weekends.

However, EiBi has R. Fana starting at 0300 daily, and the WRTH agrees altho without any language details. Fana is certainly the most likely, sunrise just right at 0317 UT in Addis Ababa, but Tibet is also on here (too late in the daytime, sunrise 2328 UT), and so is AIR Srinagar, Kashmir (sunrise at 0030 UT).

I was about to report this as UNIDENTIFIED, until I checked the clip at
and there`s a match! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 2, Aug 23 at 0018 UT, I have the analog TV on producing snow, when fades in a weak sporadic-E signal from the SSE; about all I can see is IFE in big letters briefly, i.e. a PSA for the Mexican Federal Elexion Institute, so it`s probably XHY-TV in Mérida. Same station was reported a few hours earlier in South Carolina (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 31-2, MundoFox via KXOK-LD Enid subchannel, Aug 22: I keep an eye on it most of the afternoon as I am using its video to go with WORLD OF RADIO audio being recorded on VCR master. The video is really low quality, as input to KXOK, rather like a low-bit web feed, not typical DTV breakup in transmission. Continues to be in squeeze-o-vision. Contrary to my previous remark, MundoFox does have news I must have overlooked, as promoed several times, for 6/5c time, meaning 2200-2230 UT. So I have another look at the network`s program schedule, and there it is, Noticias, M-F at “6-6:30 pm“. But I don`t have time to listen to it and evaluate it today: besides, BBC World News America is on at the same time on OETA. Strangely, altho Enid is still not on the drop-down list to “selecciona tu ciudad“, the MF website knows by IP than I am in Enid and displays local weather across the top of the schedule grid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9844 & 9876, approx. centers, Aug 23 at 0120 check, the nasty WHRI 9860 spurblobs are back 24 hours after first heard. All gone at 0226 recheck, so apparently on the air at 01-02 only rather than registered 01-03. Later looked up what these might be interfering with, and what luck, nothing at all scheduled anywhere on 9840, 9845, 9875 or 9880 during this hour. So the horrible engineering of WHR is unimpeded for all to hear. How long before the fix it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1631: ready in time for first airing on WRMI UT Thursday 0330 on 9955; then Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. Elsewhere:

Thu 2100 on WTWW 9479
UT Fri 0330v on WWRB 5050
UT Sat 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (delayed until 0200 last week, but apparently an anomaly; keep listening after 0130)
UT Sun 0400 on WTWW 5755 (had transmitter failure at first last week)
WOR 1631 includes a clip of Bangladesh Betar IS and sign-on at 1400 on 15105. A longer version is at:

UNIDENTIFIED. 3200, Aug 23 at 0251, very poor signal, maybe a trace of music. Not a spur from 3215 WWCR as this is only a shade below 3200.0 and the WWCR-1 spurs seem to have been suppressed, nothing around 3230 either. It`s been a long time since I`ve heard a MW harmonic, new or old, so hoping for a 2 x 1600, but it`s probably just TWR Swaziland, which is scheduled to open at 0255 in Ndebele (except Sundays English) with 50 kW at 3 degrees from Manzini. BTW, the religious station that WDX6AA keeps reporting on 3215 is only WWCR, not AWR Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15580, Aug 22 at 2000, Besides VOA African Beat, the second station is colliding again today. Sounds Japanese, but not sure. Did not tune in early enough to get an opening ID if any. Can anyone tell what this is? (Glenn Hauser, OK, 2004 UT Aug 22, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

No replies, and I didn`t have time to keep listening amid World of Radio produxion; but checking latest HFCC and Aoki I see that the 20-21 UT hour of VOA English on 15580 is now scheduled from Madagascar, not Botswana [which is on before 2000].

What else is Talata doing then? Nothing at all at 2000-2030 but:
“11850 2030 2100 46,47,52 MDC  250 305 -15 159 1234567 250312 281012 D Fra MDG NHK NHK 13036“ says HFCC. Now to see if we can get a 15580/11850 match after 2030 (Glenn Hauser, 2300 UT Aug 22, ibid.)

So this could still be two programs coming out of one transmitter, just Talata instead of Botswana. We know the Madagascar relay does have a feed available from R. Japan used at this and other times, and has also been caught relaying the wrong station before, i.e. R. Dabanga on 13765 before Vatican at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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