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Glenn Hauser logs April 1-2, 2013

** ALBANIA. 9850, UT Tuesday April 2 at 0125, our first chance to check A-13 English: song is playing, good strength and no QRM (WHRI is on 9860 but not a bother), with usual muffled modulation from R. Tirana, as Shijak has turned on the transmitter early with a prélude of unknown provenance for the re-timed and re-frequencied English to North America at 0130-0200; 0128 starts the RT IS, as usual very distorted and over-modulated; 0130 theme with better audio, Klara signs on with A-13 schedule dated 31/3/13 to 26/10/13, for English: Europe Mon-Sat 2000-2030 on 7465; N America Tue-Sun (or Sat? couldn`t tell which she said) on 9850; 0131 program summary: news, press review, Albania in a Week, culture piece, sports. First news item about Easter celebration (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 13363.5-LSB, April 2 at 0058, LTA is on with poor signal in Spanish rebroadcast of something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LI STENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17720, April 1 at 2051, RHC confirmed on NF to “Europe“, in Arabic from 2030; now it`s the OSOB with BRB TDP MSY GUF DRM gone from 17870-17880. 17720 also applies to 1930 French, 2000 Portuguese, 21-23 Spanish, and then also heard at 2102 // 17705.

15168-15290 [+/- 60-62 kHz], April 2 at 0106, approx. fluxuating range of noise emanating from defective 15230 RHC transmitter, but the peaks are around 15258 and 15203 [+/- 27-28 kHz], while it`s clear closer in from 15213 to 15253 or so [+/- 13-17 kHz]. Meanwhile, the former host for such parasites, 11840, remains clean.

6120, April 2 at 0122, RHC Spanish is still here with usual rough modulation, not 6100, the new frequency shown at 23-04 on the A-13 schedule supposedly effective April 1 distributed by the correspondence department. Nothing on 6100 in the way, where we still hope it will go, away from RTI English via WYFR 6115 at new 0300-0400 time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11775, April 2 at 0111, some jamming audible aside Brasil 11780, but no R. Martí as part of the cutbacks despite planned A-13 schedule to resume this frequency.

9885, April 2 at 0114 the DentroCuban Jamming Command is still running here despite no VOA Spanish, but helping CNR1 to jam IBB Tibetan at 01-03 via Tajikistan, as I can also hear Chinese and something else mixing.

9565, April 2 at 0117, pulse jamming against another frequency R. Martí is never using at this hour.

6110, April 2 at 0123 seems to be some Cuban jamming here, but no possible target; maybe stray or spur from 6030 or something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VIETNAM [non]

** CUBA [non]. Hi Jeff, Saturday night I was still hearing the 9505 spur so concluded that was the final final broadcast from Montsinéry, right? Sunday night, the spur was gone but RR was well heard, so that was the first one via Issoudun, right?

However, Monday night, UT Tuesday at 0118, I was hearing nothing but jamming on 9490 (with spurs +/- 15 or so), yet plenty of good European signals on 31m from Greece, Serbia [non], Pridnestrovye, Spain, etc. So RR/Issoudun apparently not on the air at all, correct? What next? 73, (Glenn to Jeff White, via DXLD)

** EGYPT [and non?]. 9959-9977, April 2 at 0112 range of strong very rapid continuous pulsing. Could be some OTH radar, but surrounds the awfully-modulated 9965 R. Cairo, and also audible underneath it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 12080, April 2 at 0109, Qur`an, strong signal, but fluttery and distorted. It`s now the 13-hour Arabic service from IRIB at 1630-0530, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan.

This might be a bit of a problem for the other registered occupants of 12080, R. Australia, Brandon, 10 kW also on long hours, 2000-1200; and CNR Beijing site, 100 kW, 255 degrees at 0200-1000; while VOA squeezes in one semihour per week in Kinyarwanda just before Iran at 1600-1630 Saturdays without collision unless Iran`s carrier is on early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, April 1 at 2052, R. Kuwait with disco and rap music, fair signal, and in fact the SSOB beyond Birmingham. Must have just missed the 2050 news headlines if they are still bothering with such a token. Kept with it to hear sign-off at 2059, to return in English at 0500; and again at 1800 on “15540“ — yes! They are finally announcing the correct frequency instead of 11990, but did he say 25 or 19 meter band? Will have to listen yet again. Followed by the quick martial band anthem, 2100, 3 + 1 timesignal, Arabic ID and fanfare, cut off the air as the news was barely starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, April 1 at 2010 UT, KEOR Catoosa/Tulsa/Sperry, R. Victoria, has good 7-kW-ish signal on caradio with continuous praise music in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1560, April 1 at 2015, rather raunchy stand-up comedy routine about sex & marriage, surely OT for R. Disney, KEBC, Del City. Then mentions 24/7 Comedy, so it`s the same network as on CFRX 6070 six overnights per week. On to Imo. A little April fool joke?

It`s not on the station list at:
but neither is CFRB/CFRX unless there is a separate map which recognizes Canada as something other than the blank side of the border. And R. Disney no longer lists any affiliate in OK, having already disposed of KMUSkogee 1380 last year. Now there will be no more confusion with WQEW on 1560!

It`s a permanent format change as of a week or two ago per the Oklahoma forum at
which I will quote in detail in DXLD. FCC shows no change in callsign from KEBC, but not always up to date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Enid`s “The Rocket“ which had its 104.7 KEIF-LP FCC license rescinded last month and declared deleted as of July 2011, is back! Online, “with an attitude“, via
or more directly:
Assuming this is the Enid station as there is no visible location information. I haven`t listened much beyond to confirm it`s funxioning, but no more silly FCC rules & regs to violate! I can`t wait until they resume on the air as a bonafide pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, April 1, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, April 2 at 0055 I am finally unable to detect a carrier from R. Chaski, Urubamba vs the noise level and splash from 5990 Cuba. At 0100 without 5990, now there is a JBA carrier and some pulse jamming, but it`s the most JBA ever and a strain to detect. I know it is projected to go off at 0102:18.5, but couldn`t really hear it after 0102:05. Maybe a fluke as Bolivian signals on 6135v and 5952v were sufficiently good as usual. This was on the sheltered porch at 42 degrees F with cold rain starting up shortly, like all the other logs in this session (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17595, April 1 at 2104, the 16m band comes a bit back to life with REE on here opening Portuguese repeat, some classical guitar, then a YL song — no, it`s a jingle ID mentioning “a emissão em português, da Rádio Exterior“ and without further ado more classical guitar with Joaquín Rodrigo`s “Concierto de Aranjuez“, apparently played in full like it should be, still going past 2114. Strange to do that rather than say anything else like the news at the start of the broadcast — unless there`s a huelga, must be some holiday filler; yes, in Spain they have Reyes Católicos.

11795, April 2 at 0111, REE IS with VG signal, i.e. prélude to the weekly UT Tuesday 0115 Sephardic service to S America, good news for a season not colliding with 11780 Brasil, whatever they may announce which I have not yet copied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 11565, April 2 at 0112, very distorted pop music and breaking up, then Spanish mentioning Taiwan – of course, the RTI relay now here via WYFR, feed out of order? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9820, April 2 at 0116, good carrier off and on, no doubt VOA warming up for the 0130-0200 Tue-Sat Spe-cial Eng-lish. While on, it suffers a considerable het from the always-off-frequency Brazilian, Radio Nove de Julho; another poor frequency choice by IBB which could go anywhere, while R9J is stuck and no doubt incapable even of getting on-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110, April 1 at 0057 a carrier here, suspected WBCQ, but I failed to get back after 0100 in case it modulated. Not normally on the air UT Tuesdays, altho Area 51 had run a 12-hour R. Caroline anniversary marathon until 1000 Monday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, April 2 at 0109 check, VOV via Woofferton UK to Florida is sufficiently good ending the news, but there is bleed from the Cuban jamming on 12000 against nothing, i.e. former VOA Spanish frequency which would have closed at 0100 anyway if it still existed at all, but I missed confirming its termination tonight, as implied by no Spanish at all on the A-13 VOA SW schedule provided by Kim Elliott (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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