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Glenn Hauser logs December 23-24, 2012

** ARGENTINA. 16150-SSB, Dec 23 at 1945, NON LOG of feeder with Radio Metro, first chance I had to check it after report via Horacio Nigro from Claudio in Chile of 54555 reception there at 1843 with dance music. I include this as a heads-up of a new frequency to watch out for. Also checked 15810, 13363.5, other/former feeder channels, but nothing heard there either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Dec 24: none found 12-18 MHz in 1425-1430 bandscan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11635, Dec 23 at 2048, very good open carrier on this well-known numbers frequency; 2124 recheck now there are digital noises, pausing for one 5-digit group, 35364 by roboYL in AM, and back to different digital noises.

9810 and 6120, Dec 24 at 0532 check, RHC is again in unscheduled English on these two instead of Spanish, 6120 being an echo apart from 6125 at the other transmitter site, and regular English frequencies all accounted for, 6165, 6125, 6060, 6010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WRMI

** GREECE. 7475, Dec 24 at 0617, ERT is back on with R. Filia service not // 9420, two different musix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Channel A2 NTSC, Dec 24 at 1436 UT, signal fades in with antenna south, video only, but surely Mexico, with Spanish lettering, large letters E and N in blox, maybe a news promo? Gone again in less than a minute, but apparently sporadic E, despite no significant activity on the 6 m ham DX maps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Dec 24 at 0603 UT, KMOX has a SAH but no music audible even with KMOX nulled. Believe daytimer KEOR Sperry/Catoosa/Tulsa is still transmitting, but not modulating at night. At 1448 still usual SAH with remnant of KMOX, and weak Spanish music audible. I`m surprised how few DXers outside OK have reported KEOR when it was 24/7, and may be again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 15320, Dec 24 at 1503, good signal with some LP echo from R. Veritas Asia, indirectly via VATICAN back toward the ME, M&W announcers with “programa bilingual“, seamlessly going back and forth between English and Filipino (Tagalog), from one phrase to the next, chatting and laughing about Xmas in a rather secular way, with musical background. 1512 finally just music, song in Filipino (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15385, Dec 24 at 1430, open carrier/dead air instead of Emisión Sefarad which is supposed to start at 1425 Mondays toward ME. Keep monitoring and carrier goes off at 1433, but back on at 1444, apparently playing opening of program with Emisión Sefarad ID, contact info. Long-path echo too. As expected, cut off far incomplete at 1455* sharp, as transmitter/frequency are needed for regular daily Spanish service from 1500. This has happened a few times before, total screwup by REE studios and/or transmitter in lack of coördination for the oddly-timed Sephardic service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA. 4976, another NON LOG, but heads up for those who may not have heard about it: R. Uganda has been reported reactivated, heard in the African evenings and also with carrier on same slightly off-frequency around 0430 by Ron Howard in California. WRTH shows sign-on should be at 0200, so I look for carrier at least, Dec 24 at 0235, 0345, but the only one I can detect is on 4975, perhaps Peru or Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9740, Dec 24 at 1523, one tradition which BBCWS hasn`t abolished yet, FONLAC — Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from King`s College, Cambridge. Checked here after first hearing it via KCSC FM 90.1 in OK, which turned out to be 9 seconds behind SINGAPORE. I enjoy the harmonious music if not the banal Biblicisms and phony piety, from a country where church = state; no, thank you (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15580, Sunday Dec 23 at 2100 VOA `Music Time in Africa` ends, and VOA News starts, obviously with a site change from loud & clear to not so much. There is a brief open carrier overlap but the modulation transition is flawless: from Greenville to Botswana. No doubt those in the skip zone of Greenville found the opposite, an improvement in reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1648 monitoring: UT Monday Dec 24 at 0528, 9955 WRMI with fill Xmas music in Spanish; after ID, 0531 WOR starting. I can hear some pulse jamming behind, but WOR is atop except during brief fades. However, at 0557 recheck I hear nothing but the jamming. Tnx a lot, Arnie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTWW has been trying to locate the cause of spurious signals from WTWW-2 9905. Dec 23 around 2100 I was on the phone with the transmitter site as they made various tweaks. The last two days the spikes were heavy, peaking circa 9705, but today I could barely hear a few closer to 9720, and with spectrum analyzers at the site, WTWW could not detect them, so are they receiver-caused? At least three independent monitors at skip distances have heard them. Fundamental here is extremely strong, but so are some others which produce no such effects. Would others please check in the 20-24 UT period whenever 9905 is on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Dec 23 at 2049, fair signal with music from ZBC, no announcements heard until cut off the air rudely at 2055:18* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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