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Glenn Hauser logs July 15-16, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, July 16 at 1225, HCJB is on with usual prélude made up of “about to start“ announcements looping with a medley of inspirational music — bits of familiar hymns or tunes here and there, but nothing I can identify. My previous inquiry about the nature and source of this medley has gone unresponded.

Oh oh, at 1228 some IADs start, I suppose a problem in the long microwave (?) feed from Melbourne to Kununurra, which could be avoided if they axually stationed their people in WA and produced the programming at the site; not gonna happen. 1230 first English program OK for a while, but 1252 recheck during S Asian song, IADs again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6155-, July 16 at 0101, YL talk from presumed R. Fides as always slightly on the lo side, and this time with LAH from something much closer to 6155.0, presumed AIR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 16, before 1300:
13795, very poor at 1255

The rest are CNR1 jamming instead:
13920, fair-good at 1254 with het
14700, poor at 1254; none in the 10s, 12s, 15, 16s, 17s

After 1330:
13920, fair at 1331 with het; none in the 12s, 14s
15115 & 15265, poor at 1332 mixing with targets, echoes
15545, poor at 1334
15570, poor at 1334; none in the 16s, 17s; 17 MHz is totally dead

** GUAM. 5765-USB, July 16 at 1154, AFN is still/again here, JBA with programming including some music bits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15150, July 16 at 0529, VIRI very poor but audible opening 9-hour Arabic broadcast, 289 degrees via Zahedan. First time have heard it since the three nights of 1 kHz tone jamming intended for R. Dabanga but on wrong frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E MUF is struggling to surpass 55 MHz, only occasionally succeeding, July 15, UT:

2248 on 2, fade-in something with Spanish A&V, and right out again; antenna south

2321 on 2, another fade-in-and-out, but not before I spot a Gala-TV swirl bug in the LR. As outpointed before, per there is only one Televisa net-9 affiliate on channel 2:
Hermosillo SO XHHMA-TV 30000 ZH 29-04-29N 110-57-35W XLIC S:Televisa 9
which it could be but no time to determine if it was coming from that far west, as we know it could also be another of the local Televisa channels just carrying net-9 at the moment, other nets at other times

UT July 16:

0040, on 2 another fade-in, but suspect English so rotate north and do find more weak CCI, but nothing to identify Canadianly

** MICRONESIA. 4755+, July 16 at 1158 with BFO I am tracking the JBA carrier for PMA The Cross to cut off circa 1159, but it doesn`t, still going past 1200. Their automation sometimes fails, and I expect Ron Howard would have heard it going much later today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1460, July 15 at 1950 UT on caradio, KZUE El Reno [“rino“], news from correspondents in various states — of México. So again hooked into the Radio Fórmula network from México DF, with ID in passing at 1955, says this show is L-V 1:30-3:30 pm and Sab/Dom 3-4 pm HC. 2000 missed local ID if any, but resuming news show anchored by Joaquín López-Dóriga, as in
also mentioning a few of the many affiliate frequencies in Mexico if not Oclajoma. 2032 next check with song in English! From net or local? 2036 back to Mexican news (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Tuesday July 15 at 1235 UT, KOSU local item in Morning Edition has Jennifer James talking about Bletchley Park, catching my ear, but somehow she worx this into comments about an exhibit at the State Fair OKC gallery, “cracking the code of your life“. Outro says we may hear her again via KOSU website, by clicking on the podcast icon in upper right — which means now we have to go thru iTunes. More and more stations are outsourcing their archives, a bad idea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 16 at 0056, R. Chaski usual carrier, talk audible past 0101 until 0104:23*, 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15400, July 16 at 0528, 1 kHz tone jamming still going against R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, both very poor signals tonight, but tone stops about 0529.5* as usual even tho Dabanga goes another semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, July 16 at 0142, WWRB is missing, not on 3195 either. Still going with BS on 3185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, July 16 at 1258 big open carrier, no doubt KJES; starts a bit early at 1259 with kID, zipcode in English, into off-key group singing with guitar accompaniment — but it`s all very undermodulated, and still so at 1330 check. Probably sporadic-E boost but MUF did not build up to VHF channel 2 until 1515, also from Mexico to the southwest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9416-9431, July 16 at 0103, huge blob of extremely strong distorted crud, humbuzzroar, but with traces of talk modulation cadence, more audible around the edges. It`s QRMing heavily 9420 Greece. I look for a match anywhere else on the 9 MHz band; there is something similar but much weaker circa 9873.

Comparing to many other signals: it`s something Cairo could accomplish, but 9720 dead air and 9965 almost dead air are much weaker tonight, as are all signals from Afroeurasia. The only thing comparable in strength and sound is heavy wideband and rough-sounding DRM from REE/Costa Rica centered 9630, but without the bits of analog modulation. I would suspect this as a spur from that, altho 9630 is steady.

0115-0125 a quick break for dinner which is hot and ready. When I get back, the blob is off, 9630 is still on. Or maybe it wasn`t off, just shifted to a different range, soon found 9425-9437-9443, all approx. This completely blots the Voz de Rusia Spanish frequency 9435. Now I have brought to the porch a second radio, the DX-375 which has no problem hearing the blob with whip only, while I tune the DX-398 around seeking a modulation match.

On 9 MHz around 0127 I rule out CRI, RHC, REE, VOA, WHRI. At 0135 an even bigger buzz cuts on circa 9440, then back off, while the main buzz extends up to 9451 so at least it`s far enough from 9420. Off at 0137*. I take the opportunity to check some unrelated things.

At 0144, I find it is back and shifted higher, 9465-9484-9490 or so, encroaching upon the weaker Cuban jamming of 9490 República. So far modulation has been talk, but now some music on and off. 0148 ranges up to 9440, then up to 9470, keeps jumping, back to peak 9440-9450.

Meanwhile I have been checking other bands for a possible modulation match: none on 11 or 7 MHz, not even WRNO, and starting to check 6, how about RHC English on 6165? Before I can decide, blob cuts off at 0154*, maybe for good, and I don`t chase it any further tonight.

I have heard this previously, and surely others have too. I also look thru all the Aoki listings on the 9 MHz band by frequency, to spot any possible source during the 01-02 period, especially if the listed frequency be missing, but nothing fits. This is so strong that it must be from close to or within North America. I wish to be unstumped (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, UT Tuesday July 16 at 0523, the single-number CW intruder is back, again beating with 11980 TRT: this time the number is: seven, –… and I time the repetition rate at 29 per minute. So far the only other number heard was three, so we might draw some conclusions from that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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