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Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 22 at 1357, BB is on with tone and hum, 1358:20 starts IS and hum. I`m watching my watch to evaluate the timesignal, but there is none today! “Salam Aleikum“ opens Urdu at 1400:05. 1416 solo YL song and always hum, weaker with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9730, March 22 at 1323, CRI English with short/longpath echo. This hour only registered as 500 kW, 193 degrees from Beijing site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15605, March 22 at 1336, Firedrake with fair signal. Fits nicely for the Aoki listing of V. of Tibet in Chinese via Tajikistan on 15603 at 1330-1343, after which it jumps to 15597.

15400, March 22 at 1417:34, just as I tune across here, Firedrake cuts on mixing with Tibetan which is still readable, i.e. VOT, 1400-1428, 250 kW, 45 degrees from MADAGASCAR. So was it in the clear until then? Otherwise, Firedrake ordinarily runs thruout VOT transmissions, unlike jamming of Sound of Hope taking a break during the first third of the hours. No other Firedrake found 11-18 MHz by 1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11827 & 11853, March 21 at 2134, approx. peaks of big buzz emanating from the 11840 RHC transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4870-, March 22 at 1259, JBA signal with music vs TADIL-A bonker, while there is nothing on 4790-, and readable Indonesian on 4750-, i.e. RRIs Wamena, Fak2 and Makassar, respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11740, March 22 at 0526 check, NHK English is on but abnormally weak for the GUIANA FRENCH relay; propagation, or winding down at reduced power before oblivion?

Meanwhile, on the contact form at NHK World Radio
I have posted this:

“Please continue in English on shortwave to North America!!

It appears that you are terminating your last shortwave transmissions in English to North America with the closure of French Guiana relay.

Please do not do this! There are other alternatives to broadcast to North America. WHRI which you already use can be heard well inside the continent, for example.

I have been listening to Radio Japan for some 55 years, and continue to do so despite the inconvenient times you have chosen, midnight and 7 am my local time (Central). This will only be possible for one more week, is that correct?“ No answer, yet? (Glenn Hauser, OK, via DXLD)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 15575, March 22 at 1337, KBSWR, poor signal in English as W&M are saying “bye-bye“ closing program with a song.

Kevin O`Donovan sent the KBS A-13 schedule grid, which is now here:
When viewed with Open Office Calc, the key to relay sites does not display properly, but of note is 9605 in Spanish at 01-02, which is surely the one from South Carolina (WHRI), which was tested a few weeks ago, replacing defunct Guiana French. Otherwise it looks about the same as before.

KBS` own KIM site is back in HFCC for A-13, but that`s full of “wooden registrations“ and most of them lacking languages, despite pleas of HFCC HQ. Nevertheless, 15575 is NOT shown for the 13-15 broadcasts for, if not to, North America! And still, no azimuths of less than 81 degrees are shown, i.e. nothing really for N America, further north than Japan, Hawaii and southern S America. What about their publicized new transmitter? Is it in service yet?

HFCC B-12 includes KBS only for relays via ISS, WOF, GUF and DHA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non?]. 21540, March 22 at 1345, R. Kuwait in Arabic again has some heavy interference, four squishy pulses at a time, pause, and repeat over and over. This is rather like an alarm from some device, but not from here: it fades, so is being propagated from somewhere; both it and RK abate at 1355, so I also again suspect it`s self-imposed. How does this sound in Afroeurasia? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1570, March 21 at 2010 UT on caradio, praise music in Spanish, and only that at further chex during the hour. So KZLI Catoosa Tulsa, as just tipped by Bruce Winkelman at 1933:

“Glenn, it appears that KZLI-1570 Catoosa/Tulsa is no longer // KXTD-1530. KXTD is still ESPN Deportes but KZLI now seems to be broadcasting Spanish religious programming. Heard this afternoon while running “honey-do’s” 1830-1900Z 21MAR13. KZLI had Spanish religious music/hymns with a soft-voiced female at 1855Z “Esta es La Luz” slogan(?)/ID between songs. Bruce Winkelman, Tulsa, OK“
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 31.3, March 22 at 1530 UT and most of the time whenever checked lately, KXOK Enid`s third virtual channel on RF31 and RF32 continues to show Azteca PSIP ID, but it`s black and silent! While MundoFox is OK on 31.2 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, D XLISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU [and non]. 9965, March 22 at 1424, R. Australia 1300 relay sesquihour in Chinese almost over with Australian English lesson; also lite pulse jamming from CUBA which just can`t get over 9965 once having carried a low-power R. República transmitter in Costa Rica.

But no ChiCom jamming audible, as alleged by R. Australia but yet to be proven. And no mixing product foulup by T8WH as logged last Sunday, but beware of it this Saturday and Sunday when their 9930 transmitter is also scheduled on the air at 12-14. What happened then: same RA Chinese programming heard on 9930, 9965, 10000 blocking WWVH, and even 10035 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 22 at 0100, DentroCuban Jamming Command is pulsing away against nothing, except the R. Chaski carrier which I can barely detect with BFO to time its offgoing at 0101:22.5*, which is 5 sex later than last night. Local noise level is also a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1661 monitoring: first airing confirmed Thursday March 21 at 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479. Second airing confirmed on WWRB 3195 (no 5050), UT Friday March 22 at 0332, after Pastor Larry “amen & amen“ Cain, Anderson SC runs a bit late, but no respectful pause. On webcast, last minute of WOR is consequently cut off at 0400.

BTW, the 3195 signal is noticeably weaker than the other WWRB, 3185 with Brother Scare. According to FCC B-12, 3185 is 45 degrees, 3195 is 46 degrees, both 100 kW, so they should be identical.

Next WOR airings: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Sat 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-USB; Sat 1500 on WRMI 9955; Sat 1730 on WRN via SiriusXM 120; UT Sun 0400 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 12105, March 22 at 1420, WTWW has heavy CCI talk in unID language, and fast SAH, which must be: RFA in Burmese via SRI LANKA at 1230-1430 (with a beam change at 1330 from 57 to 49 degrees, why?).

WTWW is already in Arabic, not Russian, contrary to Aoki which shows the switch as at 1500. So does but that`s obviously based on CST, not CDT, much of it imaginary, or rather projected? such as Yoruba, German and Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, March 22 at 0543 UT, no Mexican, just “Classic K-double A-M, where every song is a song you know“, then a song I don`t know. Whose fault is that? Is 10/1 kW U4 Garland (The Metroplex) TX, per NRC AM Log with slogan “Legends 77“ which apparently no longer applies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780, March 22 at 0545, KCEG ID, Pueblo CO, ad for a CD(?) “Over There“ for $12 to a Colorado address, bluegrass music. Now the SAH with KSPI OK daytimer open carrier in the opposite direxion is slower than WBBM is with KSPI. May we assume that since WBBM employs awful IBOC, it`s the one precisely on-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1050, March 22 at 1250 UT, “Sedalia`s number one news-talk, AM 10-50, KSIS“. Lucky Sedalia MO, small city with more than one? Not so lucky: altho it does have a lot of local or unknown talk, KSIS also propagates six hour a day of far-right wingnut liars Limbaugh & Hannity, a disservice to humanity. By now KSIS is on 1 kW non-direxional day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, March 22 at 0531 UT, `ESPN Deportes` ID as I tune in. Only one found in NRC-AM Log 2012-2013 is KLDY in Washington (Seattle market), very unlikely here. That`s because it was not until after the Log was printed, that WODT New Orleans (née WDSU) flipped from English gospel to this network on Sept. 4, 2012, per
As always, altho in Spanish, the letters ESPN are pronounced as in English, to forestall unfortunate penile connotations. Hey, why not? Sports-mania is a very masculine disorder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 7906-USB, March 22 at 1308, YL in English, “all stations — this is — warning — Malaysia — Sabah“ fragments copied on weak signal, then same in Vietnamese. 1311 long series of rapid beeps and off. This is Ho Chi Minh Radio, Vietnam Coast Radio Station (VISHIPEL), with its 1305 bilingual broadcast, finally heard again.

BTW, a Google search of got no hits on 7906, while a Yahoo search came right up with six entries in DXLDs from 2012 and 2013y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 6175, March 22 at 0528, WHRI continues to insert its own agenda onto the tail of relays of secular, even atheist stations abroad, which is really inappropriate, and ultimately bad for business. After VOV with its Vietnamese lesson for English speakers at the end of its Vietnamese-language hour, WHRI has news in English of Moslems persecuting Christians somewhere, full ID with `Onward Christian Soldiers` theme. VOV should extend its broadcasts by two sesquiminutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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