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Glenn Hauser logs November 6-7, 2012

** CUBA. 15340, Nov 6 at 2245, RHC Spanish has finally moved here from 17750, allegedly to Europe but very strong, enough to be aimed USward, and of course overshadowing 15345 Argentina, which I expected would get creamed by Cuba. At least RHC should be off 15340 by 0000 UT when on weekends R. Nacional stays on 15345 later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 6076, Nov 7 at 0204, spur from 5960 NHK Japanese relay, is still audible; at 0236 on the porch with less local noise, I hear it better on the DX-398, maybe closer to 6076, matching 116 kHz below 5960 on 5844, and the other one around 5994, 34 kHz above 5960, but hard to make a match on 5926 with WWCR blasting in on 5935 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 11665, fair Nov 6 at 2247, Japanese from NHK, which is 300 kW, 235 degrees from Yamata at 2200-2330, so we can still hear it direct at this sesquihour, as directly off the back would be 55 degrees; minus the ex-Bonaire relay on 15265. Expect it to contain classical music Sunday mornings = UT Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, Nov 6 at 0157, KBS IS and IDs about to open direct broadcast in Spanish, poor signal but better than nothing which is what we get in the mornings 12-13 in English on 15575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9990, Nov 6 at 2240, WTWW-2 is on again after about 9 days silence, AFAIK, and now with Brother Scare. This daytime signal is blasting in before propagation drops out, and so is 9980 WWCR, also with Brother Scare but 8 seconds behind 9990. What a waste! As if one of him at a time weren`t a waste. And he`s also still on 9370 WWRB daytime frequency, not timed for delay relative to others. WTWW-2 night frequency 5085 not checked until 0256 Nov 7, when it is not on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 5885, Nov 7 at 0259, open carrier, and 0300 “Afia Darfur“ opening in Arabic. This one is in HFCC as 250 kW, 146 degrees from SMG, VATICAN at 0300-0330 in “Sudanese“. Best on LSB to avoid WWCR 5890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9885, Nov 7 at 0200, VOA English starts with special transmission for the elexion, but opens with regular newscast, and the jamming from Cuba is still going despite Spanish from Greenville ending at 0200. We got the full extra-broadcast schedule from VOA a few hours earlier, and Mike Terry also posted it to the DXLD yg. It`s on this page:http://www.voanews.com/content/presidential-race-tight-on-eve-of-election/1539806.html
No transmitter sites specified, but 9885 is for Africa, and it normally starts at 0300 via Botswana. However, this signal had a lot of flutter leading us to believe it was from further north/east. A quick check of all the other special frequencies at 0200 found none of them audible.

A more thoro check on the porch with minimum local noise at 0234 found:
Nothing on 17525, 15590, 15255, 12005-but CODAR, 9480.
JBA carriers on 15580, 15230, 15155, 13810.
Something else, poor signal, religion in English on 11705; nothing scheduled, maybe DX-398 receiver overload.
Very poor on 6080 with CCI, lo het; poor on 4930, the last two probably Botswana on early.

What little I listened to of VOA`s elexion coverage was dumbed down — they still have to identify Romney as a former state governor and businessman, duh. That was mentioned twice in less than half an hour along with features on what Americans think Democracy is, etc.

The publicized additional VOA English, rearranged by frequency are:
 4930 02-03 Af      BOT
 6080 02-03 Af      BOT
 9480 02-06 ME      BIB
 9885 02-03 Af      BOT
11705 02-03 SEAs    UDO
12005 02-04 ME      LAM
13570 04-06 S&CAs   PHT
13810 02-06 S&C&EAs PHT
15155 02-06 S&CAs   PHT
15230 02-06 EAs     PHT
15255 02-06 ME      UDO
15405 04-06 EAs     PHT
15580 02-03 Af      SAO
15590 02-06 S&CAs   PHT
15640 04-06 S&CAs   IRA
17525 02-06 S&C&EAs IRA
17615 02-06 E&SEAs  PHT
I hope I got that all right; compare to above VOA page. Wolfgang Büschel just sent the transmitter sites he has figured out, inserted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5051, Nov 7 at 0257, WWRB is off this frequency but still on 3195; maybe for the rest of the winter, but meanwhile it pays to check both. Some Spanish SSB 2-way could be heard on 5052.5-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Nov 6 at 2354 UT, following tip from Jerry Kiefer who has been refurbishing the station, KBXD Dallas TX heard with music test; a `standard` whose title I can`t quite place, 2357 YL vocal seems Spanish, and 2358 “La Bamba“. Jerry confirms that La Bamba at least was KBXD. Reception here was underneath talker KQAM Wichita, close enough for groundwave, and the two made a SAH of approx. 12 Hz, too fast to count exactly the fades per second; I wonder which is further off frequency. He says the music test started at 2315 UT with 40 kW. And “After 5:50p [CST] I’m told we were at 5 kW which would be about 25-30 kW ERP towards you.“ They quit at 6 pm, but will be back on tomorrow. Format will eventually by English religion (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5885, Nov 7 at 0230, the mystery unscheduled English is back and barely audible in sideband of 5890 Brother Scare via WWCR blasting in; LSB mode helps, and sure sounds like BBC headlines on the half-hour, but cut off the air at 0231. Again SENTECH, SOUTH AFRICA, on wrong frequency left over from night before? Would be typical of their slipshod operations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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