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Glenn Hauser logs August 30-31, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake August 31, before 1300:
14400, poor at 1238; none in the 11s, 12s, 13s
15555, very poor at 1251, axually mostly noise, het on lo side; none in the 16s, 18s

17370, good at 1253 with flutter, new? No, but it was when first heard May 30, not since. Of course, we have the peregrinations of Sound of Hope to thank for this, as Firedrake is totally reaxionary. Compared to 17490 CRI English via Kashgar: also good signal but less flutter, so not same site? Maybe. Such a difference could also result from different azimuth putting more signal into the auroral zone.

Before 1400:
15490, fair at 1347 het on lo side
15605, mostly noise at 1347
15795, fair at 1347. This frequency is normally CNR1-jammed against AIR Chinese service, only until 1315. Maybe SOH came up afterwards

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15465, Aug 31 at 0545, Euro sports discussion, mainly YL with Oz accent, but not // RA on 15515, 15415. Turns out to be CRI, 100 kW, 209 degrees from Kashgar, in English at 05-09. Stood out as not noted before on this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15045-15050-15055, August 31 at 1249 DRM noise is already on, much stronger than usual from AIR Delhi-Khampur. Apparently they leave the transmitter on after analog Tamil ends at 1215, and switch it to DRM well before starting Sinhala at 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Aug 31 at 1448, VOI is back after missing more than a month! Unfortunately, it`s useless as ever, just putting a het on CRI Russian 9525.0. I had not checked earlier for it if English is still at 13-14. I beat to this news, as at 1708 he still hasn`t inserted an entry for August 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Aug 31 at 0525, no signal for a change from IGIM; must be an off-night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 790, Aug 31 at 1206 UT, choral NA, 1207 sign-on by XENT, Grupo Fórmula in La Paz BCS, also mentions 25 kW on FM 97.5, as in Cantú:
790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
More definite than my Aug 28 log; still QRM from news station in English, ad for Springdale Ford, i.e. KURM Rogers, Arkansas again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Aug 31 at 1201 UT, choral NA, 1202, sign-on “desde el corazón de la cultura indígena“, alternating Spanish and local language(s), with indigenous music, but XETAR calls pronounced in Spanish only. Same lite SAH circa 5 Hz as heard 48 hours earlier when KLSQ Nevada was dominant. Looking forward to better reception of this interesting daytime station, especially its full sign-on. Cantú:
870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D

** MEXICO. 1480, Aug 31 at 0507 UT, choral Mexican NA under talk from presumed KQAM Wichita. 0508 segué to soprano with a state anthem, I`ve heard before but can`t remember which one. By announcement at 0510, too much QRM to copy. There are four possibilities in the CDT zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 12070, Aug 31 at 0502, Russian from R. Rossii, with quite noticeable humbuzz. This is from Taldom site near Moskva per Aoki, 04-08, 250 kW, 265 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, Aug 31 at 0536, WWCR with Brother Scare asking for “radio chex“ (or whatever media), to his telephone answering machine. He`s constantly reëvaluating coverage and looking for new outlets. WWCR hours seem to be curtailed already, especially 9980. Heard same recording the next morning on 9385 WWRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15725, Aug 31 at 0503, crowd chanting, “Idha`at“ something in Arabic twice; wish we could get the correct full ID in transliterated Arabic, then 0504 English, Voice of South Sudan Revolutionary Radio in sign-on with usual lema, “for freedom, justice, equality, human rights“, and “CW“ whistling. Good S9+12 signal tonight from somewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 5450.0-SSB, Aug 31 at 0530, VOLMET by YL, sounds a lot like what I was hearing last night at same time on 11253-SSB, which was assumed to be RAF Ascension, the only one listed at

However, Noel R. Green in NW England replied, “Six R??? Volmet 11253 is // 5450, and I believe that both originate from transmitters located in the SW of England. I cannot make out the word the robo lady uses to announce the ID, but it sounds like ‘six R’. 5450 is also in the list referred to, but is heard here at good strength all day so can’t be Ascension – similarly 11253 in daytime. And yes, Manchester and Cardiff have been mentioned while I have just been listening, but now Keflavik and Bodo and Ascension. On now to Mombasa and Nairobi, so it seems to have a wide forecast area. Maybe ASC has its own transmissions, but this is not what I am hearing on these two frequencies“

On 5450 I tried to hear an ID; closest thing sounded like “RAF Bournemouth“, and also cited weather for Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, then found // 11253. I had meant to check out 5450, but was really looking for AFN on 5446.5 – missing; see U S A. Bournemouth airport is in fact an RAF facility in Dorset, so correlates with the area Noel refers to; probable transmitter site for both? There are no entries at all for Bournemouth in the dxinfocentre listing, which needs to be updated. Or Bournemouth could just be another airport on the list for which VOLMET is provided, not the source. Anyway, change my previous log from ASCENSION to UK. There are several posts about 11253 in the last few months of the UDXF yg, including this on May 11:

“It comes from London Military at Swanwick via transmitters at either Inskip or St Eval. `or is it on the island of Ascension, as another website says? Is Ascension Volmet still active?` There is (now) no VOLMET broadcast from Ascension. 73 de Jim (MPJ)“

And this with the callsign:
“11253.0 GQF: RAF Volmet Inskip G 08:12 J3E/USB worldwide METAR observations (17 June 2012)(PPA) Peter Poelstra, The Netherlands“
Inskip is not in SW England but NW England, Lancashire, not far from Noel in Blackpool, Lancs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 21288-USB, approx., Aug 31 at 1257, 2O12L calling QRZ, then CQ15, fonetix as “two-oscar-one-two-lima“ or “-london“ which is more appropriate since this is the much publicized special event station at the London Olympix, and now the Paralympix, which is setting some kind of record for number of contacts. I never got around to looking for it, but run across it now. However, never came back in next 5 minutes, so must have QRT or QSY. Searched rest of 15m band for it and never found it again among a few other signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Aug 31, still no signals on any of the AFN frequencies at chex: 0526 on 7811, 12133.5, 5446.5; nor at 1445 on 12133.5, 7811. I guess Isaac got `em, but for how long? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, Aug 31 at 1440, VOA `Reporters` Notebook` still exists, pausing to plug another program which still exists, `International Edition“ M-F but mentioning no times! While `RN` is Fridays only. 15580 site during this hour only is São Tomé; sufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1632 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW 9479, Thursday August 30 at 2100. Automation has been slightly adjusted so that the local ID plays first, then joins WOR billboard in progress, rather than interrupting once WOR has already started. It seems there is no pause left in the regular programming for legal IDs. Still somewhat overmodulated/distorted, but better than last week.

Next airing 0330 UT Friday on WWRB 5050: no show. Instead, KJV Bible played during entire semihour. However, WOR was running on the #1 WWRB webstream, but #2 was put on the air; wires crossed? Dave says he`s been very busy with his aeronautical business, but will check into it. Both streams are linked from
BTW, 5050 was quite a bit weaker than neighbor RHC 5040. But not much hum on the WOR webcast.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
UT Saturday 0630 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755
On WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830

** U S A. 840, Aug 31 at 1159 UT, KXNT North Las Vegas NV heard again despite nominal pattern, with ID for FM 100.5, 840, HD on 840, HD-1 on 100.5. Does that mean they also have an HD-2 on FM with something else? Into CBS news. Weak but steady; we`ll see if anything change in September reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 860, Aug 31 at 1210 UT, ending `CBS World News Roundup`, glad this still exists, as seldom encountered, expanded morning newscast not even on CBS` own KXNT 840 just tuned; over to local news from the KOAM-TV Newsroom, references to “the four states“, but not corners. KKOW Pittsburg KS, which used to be KOAM radio, the letters standing for each of the four states; really a regular audible all day on GW (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1050, Aug 31 at 1218 UT from NE/SW, KSIS IDs in passing during local news, interview about United Way fundraising, which I find stands for Sedalia-Pettis County; 1221 on to sports sponsored by River City Casino (St. Louis). Yes, KSIS is 1 kW in Sedalia MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1350, Aug 31 at 1224 UT, Spanish news about Isaac-caused evacuations, sounds like a US station, NE/SW. Looks like it has to be really from SSW, KCOR San Antonio TX, per new NRC AM Log, 5 kW with talk format, as the only other SS around here is eastward, KZTD Cabot AR (Little Rock), Fiesta Mexicana. Highly recommended, NRC AM Log ordering info; best time to get it is right now, hot off the press:

** U S A. 1430, Aug 31 at 1227 UT, as I tune in, immediate ID as “KZQZ Golden Oldies“, Everly Brothers, and soon fading. I.e. what used to be WIL, St Louis MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, Aug 31 at 1228 UT, Catholic promo E/W-ish, 1230 priest into long tale of his experiences elk-hunting with a bow & arrow in north central Idaho. (WWJD?) Only EWTN around here is KHOJ St. Charles MO, 5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, Aug 31 at 1230 UT, in N/S null of KHOJ MO, is a station with two ESPN frequencies, the other one being 1550 in Cozad. I.e., KICS really in Hastings NE, while 1460 itself is KXPN in Kearney, 5 kW. It`s rather strange that a semihour after sunrise here I am not getting anything in Spanish from nearest 1460, KZUE El Reno OK, which occupies the frequency by daytime groundwave. Not sure how Cozad really figures in the duoply, as Cozad is as far west of Kearney along the Platte, as Hastings is eastward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Aug 31 at 0505 UT, orchestral hymn, fast SAH, 0506 Family Radio with Bible reading; not // to Enid translator on 88.3 with music. 1560 must be KKAA Aberdeen SD, 10 kW day and night, heard before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 21250-USB, Aug 31 at 1303, AK1N in Connecticut contacting Indonesia, YB0BCU, but could not hear the latter; wish I could. Followed on same frequency by a VA3 from whom fonetix were spoken for the Indo he contacted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, Aug 31 the open carrier with hum continues past 0600. In the B-season, 11995 Issoudun carried RFI Hausa service at 0600-0630; it still exists in the A-season but on 13750 and 15340 with 11995 nowhere on the current RFI schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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