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Glenn Hauser logs November 6, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 19000, Nov 6 at 0128, RA VG with tail of an interview with an Indian academic asserting that altho no longer government-owned, All India Radio is not trusted by the people, who consider it still a government mouthpiece, run by ex-bureaucrats; while they do trust the Parliament Channel, which is funded directly from parliament. Hmm, isn`t that government too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, RNB/RNA is off again Nov 6 at 0123 and presumably all night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6050, Nov 6 at 0122, RHC English is OFF! It could be a random failure, or have they really abandoned the frequency stolen from HCJB two or three years ago? As previously reported, the B-12 RHC schedule effective Nov 1 (not), showed 6140 as the replacement at 01-07 in English, but not there! I keep tuning and find a bigsig in English on:

6165 — that`s it, RHC is on 6165 instead of 6140 as planned. Why not? Radio Nederland sure won`t be needing it any more! 6140 at this time has Romania on hi side, Russia on lo side, and as we`ve also pointed out, BBC on 6140 itself in the 03-04 hour. 6165 is still going at 0225 check, a lot stronger than // 6000, and still so at 0459, when 6000 should be about to change to 6125, and 6010 come up from another transmitter, along with 6060 changing from Spanish to English. Anything else on 6165? Only eastern hemisphere stuff, Oman, Zambia, UAE, should not be much problem over here, and certainly was not for RNW.

Since we looked a few days ago, the transmission schedule at
http://www.radiohc.cu/index.php/de-interes/frecuencias.html
has finally been updated but covers Spanish only. So has English:
http://www.radiohc.cu/ing/of-interest/frequencies.html
except it still shows 6140 instead of 6165
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475 // 9420, VOG music, Nov 6 at 0127. There is a general strike in Greece which may account for the missing third frequency, and just-music, not necessarily Greek music either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 9490, Nov 6 at 0118, R. República via RMI via Montsinéry is very strong with hardly any jamming audible, so how about the spurs? Not so bad tonight; with BFO on I am not hearing the squealing above and below, but the signal is not clean. Roughly 5 kHz above and below, one can almost understand the audio, from spur modulation aside the main carrier. Then 9490 has double audio for a while; seems Spanish, hard to tell whether it`s offset from the program modulation, or something extraneous, but it goes away a minute later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11780, UT Tue Nov 6 at 0114 I tune in to find whether REE`s Sepharic service to South America is here or on 11795 — RNB Brazil has usual very good evening signal, and just before 0115 I hear the REE IS once, mixing in, then opening the Emisión Sefarad, with audio about equal level. It`s this bad in North America; imagine S America.

They have been colliding with Brasil most of the time for several winters/summers/B-seasons and are doing it again! Brazil is not in HFCC, so their 250 kW transmitter is vaporware! Sometimes REE announces or actually uses 11795, which would be a lot better, altho I can detect some other very weak signal there. Must be IBB Tajik via Thailand, certainly a better thing to mix with over here if you can`t find a totally clear frequency.

The third airing of Emisión Sefarad is confirmed on 9690 rather than alternate 9650, VG signal and in the clear at 0412 UT Tue Nov 6, 0415 program opening. Three times today I have heard them give the program address sefarad@rtve.es  Maybe I should tell them about the 11780 problem, or did I already a few years ago?

6055, UT Tue Nov 6 at 0131, `Amigos de la Onda Corta` has just started at what we just found out is its secret new time ex-Sunday 1230 UT; but may change again next week with new program scheme from Nov 12. At least 6055 no longer has Cuban ACI on both sides, with RHC moved off 6050 at last! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Nov 6 at 0226, WRNO check: tonight it`s a full strength signal, and preacher modulation quite suppressed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5885, still no reappearance of the mystery English station before 0230 UT Nov 6, and on weeknights Brother Scare is already blathering on 5890 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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