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Glenn Hauser logs December 25-26, 2012

** CHINA [and non]. 7390, Dec 26 at 1435, Firedrake vs something in Chinese, i.e. VOA Cantonese via Philippines.

9315, Dec 26 at 1436, humbuzz jamming and I think Firedrake is in there too, against VOA Mandarin via Tinian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 7265, Dec 26 at 0653 check, nothing from Hamburger Lokalradio, when WORLD OF RADIO was scheduled to air on another of their extra broadcasts on Wednesday at 0630. I hope it was audible around Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475 // 9420, Dec 25 at 0611, ERT sounds like a rather unOrthodox Catholic mass, which fits since Orthodox Xmas is not until January 6. But this means that the Radio Filia separate service during this hour on 7475 has disappeared, due to Xmas? Same situation 24 hours later, Dec 26 at 0606, the two // but now sounding more Orthodox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 17735, Dec 26 at 1527, fair signal with hymn on piano, 1529 Japanese announcement with echo, 1531 another hymn tune. Is this a gospel huxter? No, NHK scheduled 15-17, 250 kW, 152 degrees via FRANCE. Is Tunisia still on 17735 from 1600? If so there must be a one-hour collision (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Dec 26 at 1420-1433, Denge Kurdistan with vocal music more lo-key than usual. This is around the peak time for it, always dropping off after 1500, presumably via PRIDNESTROVYE. I am wondering if we are getting this long-path, as there isn`t much else from Europe on 25m at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Dec 26 at 0627 UT tune-in, once again ID without even trying from La Ranchera de Paquimé, Chihuahua, also mentioning FM 90.7, and XETX is dominating the frequency; where`s XEWA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 21600, Dec 26 at 1459, strong carrier is on soon enough that The Mighty KBC sign-on at 1500 is not upcut today. Names 7 DJs to be heard during the hour, 8 minutes each; usual rock music of the 60s. At 1532, The Emperor Rosko is signing off. 1537 ad for CB radios for European truckers. Very good until 1559*. It`s the last of this series of special broadcasts to North America, but I expect there will be more. A lot better here via Wertachtal, GERMANY, than the weekly 00-02 UT Sunday via Bulgaria on 9450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Dec 26 at 0623 UT, KMOX has a 3 Hz SAH from KEOR open carrier, daytimer in Sperry which has been transmitting nonstop for weeks, with Mexican music, sometimes also modulating at night, never with any announcements, let alone IDs. Still hearing it in the daytime too without KMOX (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1170, Dec 26 at 1410 UT as I tune by KFAQ, talkhost is apologizing for “signal less than desired in the past hour, but OK now“. Was not listening then, but it was also “less than desired“ 24 hours earlier as I reported (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAINT HELENA. The final broadcast of Radio Saint Helena, 1548 kHz, was to be 18-24 UT Dec 25, to be replaced in January by a different station called SHBC. There were hopes that RSH could be webcast on this sad occasion, or even SW broadcast, but neither occurred. The SHBC webcast produced only its own 7+ minute daily newscast on demand, as checked several times during those hours, instead of the hoped-for RSH relay, with a pre-produced special to have included greetings and farewells solicited from DXers who used to hear their SW specials. Maybe that will be availablized eventually archived online? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9700, Dec 26 at 0650, fair signal, Turkish service from TRT signing off with IS playing continuously without the pauses heard on foreign language services, and furthermore, announcer talking over it. On piano-like keyboard, and I`m not positive it is the same version heard elsewhen, but still no variations. It runs 26 notes with three at the end, until 0658*. I am thinking that the usual version has four at the end; need to reconfirm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9705, Dec 25 at 2219 and 2309, modulation spike spurs from WTWW-2, 9905 are still centered around here in a spread of 70 kHz or so, QRMing many other stations. Since the WTWW-3 transmitter is not in use on 12105, why not substitute it on 9905 for the time being and suspend the problem until it can be fixed? But it seems only listeners at a distance are hearing the spikes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Dec 26 at 1348 UT, in the E-W null of N-S KRVN NE, not KLRG AR or KHAC NM as usually heard, but something in Spanish. Ads for St. Charles, and then for Granite City, Illinois, all by super-hype voice actors, a tactic which repels rather than attracts me, unlike most consumer targets??

Anyhow this is obviously per NRC AM Log, WIJR in Highland IL, (St Louis market), on 1700 watt day power; night and day patterns are both aimed southwest, but I don`t recall hearing this before. I do remember when it was WCBW, but it`s been WIJR since 08/15/2006. Less confusion with WCBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000, Dec 26 at 1357 UT, “KKIM family weather“ jingle, local forecasts including hi of 50 in Albuquerque, “New Mexico`s Christian heritage station“. Different slogan than listed “Christian talk radio“. No problem with KTOK OKC nulled, 1 Hz away. Dec ABQ LSR is not until 1400, but they are obviously already on 10 kW non-direxional day power, rather than 38 watts night or even worse PSRA of 12.2 watts. Hey, aren`t Christians supposed to be ethical and law-abiding? Not when it impedes God`s Work! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Dec 26 at 1404 UT, ABC News ending, then “1010 KSIR News“ by YL named Jamie Monticelli (sp?); clear in null of other stuff, led presumably by KXEN. KSIR is in Fort Morgan CO, COL Brush. Official sunrise in Dec & Jan is not until 1415 UT, but likely already on 25 kW day power; night power is only 280 watts, and nothing about a PSRA. Same pattern day and night with major lobes at 85 and 250 degrees, but not a null towards us to the southeast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250, Dec 26 at 0617, Vatican Radio has again turned on a transmitter much earlier than scheduled, as I hear Swedish, 0618 wrapping up with ID, “Laudetur Iesus Christus“, 0619 IS, 0620 “LIC“ and opening Albanian with “Ju Flet Vatikan“ — neither of which is supposed to be on SW any more at all. A few minutes earlier 7250 was not no the air so did not start at 0600 when Swedish began. And by 0620 the other ones, 3975, 6075 and 9645 are not yet on before scheduled 0630 Latin mass with multilingual introduxion. At 0652 check, 3975 is in well, but no 6075 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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