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Glenn Hauser logs April 2, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 15400, April 2 at 1309, HCJB is inbooming in S Asian language, altho something underneath, see IRAN! HFCC A-13 still has nothing but “OLD-A12“ info for KNX, so HCA has neglected to register current usage, but 15400 has obviously replaced 15340, now left to RHC, matching its nominal sign-on time of 1300 with HCJB sign-off.

Peter Hansen sent the true HCJB Global Australia A-13 schedule on to the DXLD yg, confirming it`s no accident they are now on 15400. Full sked in an ever-increasing variety of languages:
0725-0830 15490 Pacific
0955-1115 15400 E Asia
1125-1300 15340 SE Asia [note: two transmitters active with next one]1225-1530 15400 S Asia
2225-2330 15525 E Asia
2345-0115 15400 SE Asia
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 2 at 1400 I was on 11530 RUSSIA [non] too long to catch whether BB got a timesignal aired today, but a few sex later the Urdu theme is already going, ID with required hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 2, before 1400:
11500, good at 1351; none in the 10s
11970, very good at 1348 [see 15970 remark]12670, very poor at 1347 [see 15970 remark]none in the 13s or 14s at 1344-1347
15570, very poor at 1342, het on lo side
15610, CCI to WEWN! at 1340, lo side het surely V of Tibet, Tajikistan
15970, poor at 1337 [must be wildly different site/azimuth than next:]16360, very good at 1337
17080, fair at 1338
17250, fair at 1338
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6150, April 2 at 1305, RHC Spanish is still on late, and fortunately I don`t have to listen long to their slanted `news` to hear it cut off at 1306:06* instead of 1300. This means that whatever frequency was next from same transmitter had to cut on late. Close enough for Commie-government work.

11845, April 2 at 1348, JBA pulse jamming, as the DentroCuban Jamming Command just won`t give up on this frequency like R. Martí has (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. Jeff White of RMI replies to my Radio República observations in last log report: “Glenn: Yes, Saturday night was the last transmission from Montsinéry, and Sunday was the first from Issoudun. Monday night there was a transmitter failure after the first 15 minutes. Jeff“ Add one for UT days at 0000-0200 on 9490 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 17560, April 2 at 1322, CRI French with a slight Chinese accent is loud & clear, and synchronized with // 17650 but the latter with some CCI. Both are scheduled on the ubiquitous 308-degree antennas from Kashgar to Europe, also close to USward. The victim on 17650 would be something from MBR Nauen, not long for this frequency?

BTW, tnx to Mark Schiefelbein in Beijing for forwarding news about a `China Drive` announcer:

CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL HOST YAN YINAN DEAD IN APPARENT SUICIDE
By Anthony Tao April 2, 2013 5:27 pm Comment : 0
http://beijingcream.com/2013/04/china-radio-international-host-yan-yinan-dead-in-apparent-suicide/
With more stories about this in the dxldyg
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, April 2 at 1352, another frustrating Tuesday as VOI is finally clear of QRM, registering S9+15 on FRG-7 meter, but just barely modulated for another `Exotic Indonesia` bust with RRI Banjarmasin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15300, April 2 at 1310, Qur`an in Arabic of course, fair signal, VIRI news theme, “Radio Teheran“, not Arabic, but scheduled Urdu, per HFCC at 1300-1430, 500 kW, 109 degrees from Kamalabad.

Also hearing the same on 15400 but buried by HCJB Australia`s new frequency, q.v.; that one is 500 kW, 198 degrees from Sirjan.

13880, April 2 at 1345, surprised to find a broadcaster here, I believe the farthest upward out of band yet for anyone on 13 MHz; poor signal, is it Arabic, maybe Cairo? No, mentions of Afghanistan, and HFCC has it: 0830-1430, VIRI in Dari, 250 kW, 84 degrees from Ahwaz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 15735, April 2 at 1314, zero signal from NHK or anything, so apparently this English relay via Uzbekistan has been canceled, in keeping with one version of conflicting R. Japan schedule info, and with it the entire 1300 English broadcast, despite appearing as if real in A-13 HFCC.

11705, April 2 at 1350, rock music in English, Asian language mentions Japan at 1354. It`s NHK in Indonesian at 1315-1400, fair here tho due west from PALAU, same as for following English at 1400-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, April 2 at 1308, KBSWR news in English, poor with flutter, and in less than a semihour at 1336 has faded to virtually nothing. This is the so-called North American service, only hour in English for us even tho aimed toward deep South America, a totally inadequate substitute, while plenty of airtime is still available on N American relay sites which still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15090, April 2 at 1343, very poor AM broadcast here. In A-13 HFCC, IBB has brazenly registered inside this off-route aeronautical band as Kuwait, 250 kW, 70 degrees alternating Dari and Pashto all the way from 0730 to 1630. EiBi shows this as R. Liberty until 1430, then R. Ashna until 1630, all in Dari/Pashto to Iran, but those are Afghan languages, so must really be R. Free Afghanistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1050, April 2 at 1223 UT, hardly any signal from XEG, but instead “La Radio de Sud-California“ with FM 99.1, orchestral music turning into romantic song. IRCA has no FM // but this info:
1050 XEBCS La Paz, 10000/-1, Radio Cultural Surcaliforniana, Gobierno del Estado, 1300-0500, from Universidad Autónoma de BCS. Cantú agrees on the slogan version I copied, as 10 kW daytime only; linx to this website http://www.bcs.gob.mx/ but I get “no site configured“. WRTH thinx it`s 10/1 kW, i.e. fulltime. DST doesn`t start in BCS until April 7, but already on an hour earlier than WRTH and IRCA think.

Cantú has no FM connexion either for XEBCS, but lists a different La Paz station on 99.1: “XHBCP 99.1 FM La Radio Contigo“ whose only URL is a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/99.1fm but it doesn`t work either. Were these stations related, or XEBCS took it over? La Paz seems so exotically remote, but only if you`re driving there, which I have never accomplished (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa, R. Victoria, continues to be heard in full daytime groundwave on the caradio with música de alabanza, but apparently still not running a full daytimer schedule: April 2 at 1220 UT check, nothing in the null of KMOX. Official FCC KEOR sunrise in April is 1145 UT, sunset 0100 UT. If its CP for Critical Hours is also in effect, could be running 7 kW well past sunset too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11745 & 13820, RRI English an hour earlier at 2030 is now here, as found April 1 at 2054; precious little else in English from Europe anywhere on the bands at this hour [date is correct, omitted from previous report].

15435, April 2 at 1315, something in Chinese with multiple hets. Only scheduled is RRI Tiganeshti at 1300-1330; could it too now be jammed, or is this QRM from a local device? Please check elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 11530, April 2 at 1351, S Asian language? with humwhine, 1359 fragment of VOR IS, OC pause with hum continuing, timesignal and 1400 `Chariots of Fire` theme. HFCC shows 500 kW, 155 degrees from Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN. EiBi lists this hour as a pause between English at 10-13 & 13-15, so what was it, Hindi or Urdu? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15400, April 2 at 0526, lofi audio in African or Arabish language, fair signal, sounds like R. Tamazuj — which is exactly right as it and imminent R. Dabanga are now scheduled here at 0400-0557, 250 kW, 335 degrees from MADAGASCAR, also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9885, 13750 & 15590, April 2 at 1201, VOA Spanish is confirmed kaput, not even a pulse jammer to be heard on any of these during previous morning hour including `Buenos Días América` M-F news at 1230, which maybe survives online and via affiliates.

SS SWLs will have to make do with Radio Martí despite its political agenda, which is still going on a reduced SW schedule, but including 9805 over jamming at this hour. Thus, a few sequesterbux are saved at Greenville, where more and more transmitters sit idle. With reverse logic, evil management may use this as excuse to close it completely sooner rather than later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 640, April 2 at 1236 UT with KWPN OK nulled, a gospel huxter in English with extended prayer really intended to influence listeners rather than God; would expect to get KFI just after sunrise here, long before sunrise there, but could it possibly be doing this at 5:36 am PDT? No! Bill Handel show on schedule from 5 am weekdays. Instead, must be WCRV Collierville TN (Memphis) now on 50 kW day power itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, April 2 at 0541 UT, KGGF Coffeyville KS once again in open carrier/dead air, vs IBOC noise from 700 WLW. Misprogrammed automation and no one at the station has noticed? Are they still billing for commercials overnight which did not really air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 700, April 2 at 1240 UT, weak but clear signal from N/S in Spanish, with ad for oil-changer, mentioning phone 469-725-0943 several times. 469 means one of the Dallas overlays, so must be KHSE Wylie TX, which as of the NRC AM Log 2012-2013 was 24 hours Asian. Not any more, or not at all? I`m sure I heard this in `Asian` not long ago in the daytime as barely makes it here on groundwave in low-noise areas. Wikipedia still has it as “FunAsia 700“ and ultimately linked to Facebook, or http://www.funasia.net/index.php which seems to be current, showing 104.9 FM and 1110 AM, i.e. KVTT. If that`s the inhabitant on 50 kW 1110 now, they might as well do something else with sesqui-kW 700; inconsequential that 700 reaches OK better than 1110 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, April 2 at 0549 UT, WWL is as usual sharply nullable, and this time there is an occupant — in Vietnamese! IIRC, 870 was once a major frequency in Saigon, but unlikely now. Instead, it has to be KFJZ Fort Worth TX, which flipped from Spanish to Vietnamese a few months ago. See my previous research & analysis in DXLD 12-50:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1250.txt

But it`s a 1 kW DAYTIMER! And this is after midnite. Listened a few more minutes and no doubt that the talk is in Vietnamese, making 4 Hz SAH with WWL. Some are willing to give daytimers-at-night a pass, blaming on automation failure to turn off the transmitter, especially if programming continues 24h online or onFM, but not me; HUMANS are still responsible for the damned automation! Does this one have an FM // now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, April 2 at 1230 UT, Arkansas weather and traffic, so KLRG is now doing something local, but fade out before I can hear whether this was just a break amid `Imus in the Morning` as allegedly scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 930, April 2 at 0558 UT, with WKY OKC nulled, promo for `Coast-to-Coast` editorial contributions; 0559 Fox News Radio promo on “Newsradio 930, WTAD Quincy“, IL, and into same. WTAD is indeed on the C2C station list. Neither Google nor Yahoo search can find a single hit on WTAD in the DXLD archive at site:www.w4uvh.net, so it must also be a new log for me. NRC Pattern Book 2005 shows mostly to the north at night, minor lobes E/W and even less to S, and should be a null toward WKY; however WTAD is 5/1 kW U2 = ND in daytime; hmmm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1220, April 2 at 1242 UT, unknown enthusiastic S Asian language from N/S vs LAH, also with some odd beeping which is probably from musical modulation artifacts. From previous experience I know what I am getting: Asian is KZEE, South Asian Radio in `Weatherford` TX, while the off-frequency is KMVL Madisonville TX beyond it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1470, April 2 at 1249 UT, mentions high-heels race for the Children`s Miracle Network, then into TX politix, so I know it must be Abilene, currently called KYYW. Further confirmed by Google hit on:
http://www.racedayeventservices.com/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=5622634&eventID=210159266&next=%2FshowAgenda%3FcalID%3D5622634%26pageNum%3D1
A great way to break your ankle! Which I know from experience is no fun, tho accomplished in another way. O, they are covered: “Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity must be signed“(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 5980, April 2 at 0533, Vatican Radio with prolonged bells instead of prompt Latin mass, poor new frequency as tipped by EiBi, ex-6075 an hour later. HFCC shows 100 kW, 330 degrees at 0530-0615 to CIRAF 28SW = Italy + Corsica. After last night`s early start as often happens, I was first checking 9645 where Bandeirantes was weak but clear a few minutes before 0530. By 0529 VR had blasted on 9645 with bells but instead of opening at 0530, they kept playing over and over and over until 0542 finally “L.I.C.“, ID and other music, multi-lingual opening to Latin mass which finally got underway at 0544. Since it`s live, VR is at the mercy of the participants/celebrants to watch the clock. Weaker // 7250 was also on by 0533 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 15470, April 2 at 1315, “Phat-thanh Vatican“ Vietnamese ID in passing, fair with flutter, i.e. VR now relayed via TINIAN at 1315-1400. I see in HFCC this is only one of many VR relays via IBB on 15470, also scheduled in Asian languages at 2310-2400 Tinian, 0015-0200 via Tinang, 1400-1600 Tinian. (But 15470 at 1228-1315 UT Saturdays only in Chinese, is via RVA`s Philippine site PUG).

Thus continues a far too-cozy relationship between the RCC and the supposedly secular US government, which also relays Vatican via Greenville to Latin America and broadcasts nothing but RCC religion to Cuba on R. Martí. AFAIK, VR is the only `foreign` broadcaster IBB relays, other than Philippines & Thailand because of IBB`s own relay bases allowed in those countries (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search just before 1216 UT sunrise April 2; this time at 1210 I started 9-kHz-with-DX-398-BFO steps at high end of MW band, so probably missed some which faded out sooner at the low end: 1332, 1314, 1125, 1098, 1035, 891, 882, 846, 828, and by 1216 UT, 774, but none lower. All of them seemed to peak from slightly S of due west, i.e. Pacific rather than E Asian which come from the NW (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5925, April 2 at 1257, very poor signal with song, aside somewhat stronger Rossii 5930 Pet/Kam which stopped at 1300 but its carrier until 1302.5*. 5925 really too weak but EiBi & Aoki show it`s either CNR5 from Beijing in Chinese, or VOV2 in Vietnamese, both active before & after 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9591 approx., April 2 at 0528-0532+, strange irregular tones like Kim employs for Radiograms, QRMing weak CRI Arabic via Albania 9590 which is // 9515 again this A-season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17932-SSB, approx., April 2 at 1327, very heavy accent in English saying “on ground, Toronto“, also “502“ maybe part of aircraft/flight number which had just landed. Good signal but never came back next few minutes, for me to pin down the exact frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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