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Glenn Hauser logs March 22-23, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 6080, March 23 at 1353, R. Australia with `Saturday Night Country` music. This frequency is supposed to close at 1300. 6020 is supposed to remain until 1400, but not on now, so mixup at Shepparton? 5995 Brandon not audible, but it`s late; 5940 Shep poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15795, March 23 at 1314-1315* CNR1 echo jamming, cut off abruptly uncovering nothing. That`s exactly when India`s only Chinese sesquihour ends. The ChiCom ensure that any communication between neighbors is strictly one-way, with countless unjammed CRI broadcasts in English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil!

15605, March 23 at 1339, Firedrake poor, vs. V. of Tibet via Tajikistan, 1330-1343 on 15603 per Aoki.

Quick check for FD before 1400 March 23:
14750, poor at 1358
13130, good at 1358
No others found 12-17 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6270, March 23 at 0109, RHC mixing product in Spanish and English, since 6060 is in Spanish and 6165 is English, at 105 kHz intervals; while after 0500 it`s usually all-English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 13362-USB, Saturday March 23 at 1312, AFN is still on day frequency in the hour before local midnight, nothing on 5765-USB. It`s not NPR WESAT, but PSA and into talk about reality TV.

Still 13362-USB at 1405, heated political discussion mentions Oklahoma, Fox News Channel; sure `nuff, it`s the same as whatever is running on that cable TV net, which is part of my basic package, not something I would voluntarily subscribe to! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 15575, Saturday March 23, will KBS World Radio be audible today during `Worldwide Friendship`? At 1337 there is a very poor signal, but at 1341 it sounds more like a BBC documentary than the jollity of KBS. By 1355, too late, there is CCI between them.

BBC Cyprus remains scheduled on 15575 due east at 10-14. Of course, that will be terminated in a week with all other Cypriot transmissions. HFCC A-13 shows no BBC replacement, nor even KBS before 1400 on 15575, altho that remains on its own schedule grid I presented yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non?]. 21540, March 23 at 1328, R. Kuwait again with that alarm-like squishy pulsing QRM; seems to be fading independently, indicating it is not from the same transmitter with a defect. How about Spain? Usually co-channel but not hearing it under 21540 now, altho audible weakly on 21610. Maybe the pulses are coming from the REE transmitter, serving Kuwait right for usurping this frequency despite original registration on clear 21520 which it has refused to use (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, UT Saturday March 23, pirate with music, hitting 7-8 signal bars on the DX-398 on the porch with a few meters of external antenna inplugged; lyrix “Everybody knows — that`s how it goes“, sort of a cowboy song like PPP might sing. 0112 cuts off song abruptly, seemingly live announcement about 6925-USB, was Leonard Cohen, which inspires him, “on board the R/V Red Mercury“, refers to experiments below, got secret clearance; shoutouts to RCCI in Chicago, S5 signal there; pumping out about 110 watts; address redmercurylabs @ 0114 intro an oldie but goodie, hard rock. I find it`s so strong it`s pumping, but sounds fine if I turn the RF gain on the DX-398 all the way down! That must qualify for S9 here. Can also hear it OK with whip only and full RF gain.

0119.5, another live announcement, winds NW at 12 kts gusting to 16-18; a bit rough on the hi seas, storm coming in. Has been a tough week, with regulatory agencies, audit next week, a few experiments went awry. More shoutouts: Duckmaster in western Mass, S-3; northwest Oregon, S5; west coast, S7; Joe Farley in Chicago, S8. Says it`s a Yoshi transmitter. S4 in Houston, S9 at Dr. Strangelove`s. May have more equipment aboard this summer, more voltage. Found the Yoshi transmitter in New Mexico desert in the late 50s, top secret. Last song was Megadeath. Pirate says he has been in bands, plays bass guitar; 0124 will wrap it up soon after a 6-minute oldie. And it`s about time for me to tune over to me on Area 51, which is only one or two bars stronger on 5110v-CUSB than RML.

I got a nice red e-QSL from him just over a year ago:
but will request another if he has a different design

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Saturday March 23 at 1247 UT, KGWA Enid transmitting dead air, open carrier, with usual hum, just like almost nightly (but not March 23) at 0500-0505. Now, however, after sunrise, too little signal from any understation to recognize. Looking thru the disjointed program schedule,
I don`t find anything listed during this hour (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, March 23 at 0105 UT, haven`t checked KYHN Sallisaw/Fort Smith AR for several days, so are they still stunting? Yes! Still claiming to be a 10,000-watt station eclipsing puny 1 kW-ers, even tho they better be 1,000 watts themselves after sunset; sounds like it, as periodically losing out to Iowa. Promo for Clark Howard Show at 5-8 pm, 0107 still plugging it; 0108 singing ID for western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, again flaunting its 10 kW superpower, announcing as `program previews`. This has been going on since reactivation Feb 11, first logged here Feb 12. When will KYHN ever get down to business? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. After last Sunday`s debacle, made sure to check T8WH on Saturday when it`s supposed to be on 9930 and 9965 again: March 23 at 1238, 9930 has gospel huxter in English, 9960 in Khmer with BRB`s clandestine. 9930 goes off at 1300* and 9965 comes on at *1300, as if the same transmitter switched? Latter with R. Australia starting Chinese. So there can`t be any mixing product landing on 10000 or 10035.

Per Aoki, 9930 is supposed to stay on past 1300 with `Truth for the World` on Saturdays and otherhuxters till 1400; maybe some haven`t paid up. However, at 1349 check, 9930 is back on with a lo-fi, hummy g.h., scheduled `Day of Challenge`. At 1350, 9965 remains OK with RA Strine lesson for Chinese, and no spurs. Still need to recheck Sunday in case some parameters differ causing the previous problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 23 at 0057, all I hear is the DentroCuban Jamming Command against nothing, and enough R. Chaski carrier underneath with BFO to time its cutoff tonight at 0101:27.5* which is another 5 sex later than last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15370, March 23 at 1316, very poor signal with Brother Scare. DX Re Mix News March 18 listed this as the only hour currently for TOM via TRM, i.e. 250 kW, 60 degrees from SRI LANKA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15580, Friday March 22 at *2000-2100*, VOA with `The African Beat` excellent signal, since this hour only is eastward from Greenville, which radiates incredibly westward; before 2000 and after 2100, much weaker signals via Botswana. Believe it or not, I take my nap during most of the hour to this hyper music on phones, overcoming TV set sound not far away; at 2057 I am startled to hear the closing announcement, “As the US celebrates its independence today“, making me suspect it`s a rerun from some July 4 — are any new TAB shows really being produced?

11750, Saturday March 23 at 1257, VOA ending `Press Conference USA`, good signal, but a bit of a frying noise, and flutter. It`s Tinang, PHILIPPINES at 21 degrees USward, but on Sat & Sun only stays on another hour with `Jazz America` but swung to 283 degrees, unchecked but probably mixing with Cuba after 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1661 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v, CUSB, starting at 0134 UT Saturday March 23; `AWWW` seemingly ended at 0130 after Allan`s prayer, but then an old clip of a call from Jay was inserted. Next try after 1500 Saturday on WRMI 9955: inaudible here. Last, best chance on SW will be UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6175, March 23 at 0527, another check of just what WHRI is doing to conclude the V of Vietnam relay: Vietnamese song is cut off at 0527:42 for the BaBcoCk music loop which is still skipping! And that is cut off at 0528 for WHR Bible giveaway promo; 0529 full ID with `Onward Christian Soldiers` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sat March 23 at 1302, WRMI, Jeff White with `AWR Wavescan` talk about early Catalina radio; before 1300 I was hearing only wall-of-noise jamming, and now what`s left of it is abating. Tsk2, now seven days a week at 12-13, it`s only Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, March 23 at 1339, as I am checking out Firedrake on 15605, no signal at all from WEWN, suspected off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, March 23 at 0605 UT, local Albuquerque ad, then dead air most of a minute; 0606 opening `Redeye Radio“ from Dallas. Usual quandary whether it`s leakage from the 50 kW balloon-snagging North Valley stick, here a few degrees off its null toward NYC, or the 230-watt non-direxional Santa Fe fill-in with no separate call from KKOB; for sure, it`s still not the other Redeye affiliate, WABC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 750, March 23 at 0550 UT with WSB nulled, música tropical segués, no announcements; I must have dozed thru hourtop, missing an ID, as at 0602 Mexican NA is playing, 0603 dead air, 0603.6 replaced by noise for a while: Note to station: turn the main transmitter off *first*, then the STL. Note to self: try again. Probably one of the easterners in Oaxaca, Veracruz or SLP. IRCA Log shows XERASA SLP and XETI Veracruz both close at 0600, but XECORO Oaxaca is tropical. All of them allegedly 100 or 250 watts night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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