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Glenn Hauser logs April 24, 2013

** ALGERIA [non]. 7295, April 24 at 0519, Issoudun does it again! Mixture, double audio feed of RTA Qur`an service and Arabish talking on the other at equal levels. 9535 is // with Qur`an only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 21725, April 24 at 0518, RA, poor signal, but // inbooming 15515. OSOB at this very late hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 24 at *1358:15, BB carrier on, very poor with IS and hum, timesignal ending at 1359:42. At least manages to propagate a bit transpolar despite degraded conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 4717.15 approx., April 24 at 0059, Andeanish vocal music with shouted interjexions, right thru hourtop past 0103, as Radio Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura is on the hi side of 4717 instead of usual considerably to the lo side. Also best signal from them in some time, even tho our sunsets are latening, now 0113 UT, but it`s already some three hours after sunset in Bolivia. 0106 M&M about “la virgen“, must be secs-talk show, or ??? 0108 sounds like a produced exhortative commercial. I am now avoiding the x-word, even in abbreviating seconds, since I suspect that triggers yahoomail rejexions. If so, grow up! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. With propagation so poor today, don`t expect much in the way of Firedrake (non), and I just find CNR1 jammers, none higher than:
12500, very poor at 1343
12870, very poor at 1343

** CHINA. 11760, April 24 at 1341, heavy CCI to RHC, presumably the China radio war, CNR1 vs SOH, but no sign of the 8-kHz spur constellation around it, maybe due to degraded propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9880, April 24 at 1218, operatish arias interrupted by Korean announcement at 1219; still Korean past 1232. HFCC shows it`s merely KSDA during this hour, so the music must have been Christian-religious (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9870, April 24 at 1307, AIR VBS with vocal pop music, over CCI from CRI for a change, but there should not be any such collision; no switch to DRM yet. It seems the previous news about DRM this week jumped the gun. Alokesh Gupta reports April 23 in dx_india yg: “Update: The new 500 kW AM/DRM transmitter from Riz is under final stage of installation & DRM tests expected by next month. Also the correct email ID to send reception reports for 9870 kHz AM is: rajendiran45 at yahoo dot com“ (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [non]. 12160, April 24 at 1346 good signal with flutter, S Asian singing, but some crackle on the carrier; 1357 announcements, 1358 mentions TWR India address. Aoki shows this semihour is Hindi daily, extended earlier and/or later on certain days, 100 kW, 131 degrees from Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN.

I`d much rather hear R. Tashkent with such a signal, but the Uzbekibekibekis are more interested in foreign exchange, even from Christians, than propagating their own propaganda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, April 24 at 1339, Denge Kurdistan is poor but propagating well enough to enjoy the wailing rather than talk after 1400. Today`s Aoki shows site as PRIDNESTROVYE until 1500 with 100 kW, then Bulgaria with 50 kW until 1900. But latest DX Re Mix News, Bulgaria, April 23 shows a.k.a. KCH with 250 kW until 1500, then Issoudun, France with 250 kW. Anyhow, I`m never listening after 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. Correxion: originally I wrote time as 2132, but it must have been 2032, since English ends at 2100:

17550, April 20 after 2000, R. Kuwait`s next frequency is quite poor, but by 2032 it`s much better at good level, in fact quite stronger than English on 15540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED. 660, April 24 at 0455 UT tuning in early trying to nail down the hummer post-0500: dominant is lively Mexican music, but by 0456 an understation is playing choral Mexican NA, and that`s likely to be the hummer; yes: 0500 NA stops and hum surges. (Every station signing off with an anthem, anywhere, should be required to insert a quick legal ID *after* it!)

660, April 24 at 0524 & 0536 UT, IDs in passing for 98.9, La Lupe, mixing with others, so that`s XEACB, Ciudad Delicias, Chih., not the hummer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, April 24 at 0516, VON with hum and some distortion, YL talking about women & girls in technology; S9+10 peaks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 7325, April 24 at 1200, JBA carrier, presumed Wantok Radio Light. Ron Howard and Walt Salmaniw confirm it was off the air during this hour yesterday, but was on earlier and later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, April 24 at 0058, R. Chaski carrier is audible as I bundle up to brave the 36-degree porch, as we are having record low temps. Definite abrupt cutoff at 0104:15*. (My previous report also mentioning the streetlite firing at 0107, had the wrong UT date on it, April 22 instead of 23; sigh) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 12030, April 24 at 1338, very poor signal mainly exhibiting big hum; per Aoki, it`s the Vladivostok-Rasdolnoy site of VOR in English, 500 kW, 230 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15525, April 24 at 1359 good open carrier, 1400 cut on a few sex late theme and announcement, presumably V. of Tibet as scheduled via MADAGASCAR. No doubt jammed, but none heard as this transequatorial path has great propagational advantage here vs degraded hi-latitude conditions, tho Talata aims NE instead of NW toward us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, April 24 at 0512, IWT is gone again, altho 7285 S Africa and 7295 Algeria via France are in normally. Not on 7225 either, night frequency which is sometimes on by mistake. Will it be off for another week like the recent hiatus? How about the other transmissions? Check 17735 at 1600-2010v* if you can get it, or 7225 at 1655-2110, or 7345 at 1900-2310 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, April 24 at 0456 UT, tuning in early to hear KGGF sign-off, it`s already in open carrier, vs KTSM El Paso, and no taps tonite around 0500, altho a Mexican NA could be heard weakly mixing. At 0459 KTSM ran a TX DOT seat-belts PSA, 0500 Fox “news“, 0506 C2CAM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 12019.3 approx., Wednesday April 24 at 1245, “VOV Letterbox“ replying to Richard that they will not abandon shortwave; also has new QSL design since last year. Next reply to a Nigerian about whether Vietnam has diplomatic relations with. YL with considerable accent but still mostly readable on fair signal with flutter; 1257 says “goodbye till next time“ and no other sign-off, dead air until 1300 opening Indonesian with Vietnamese accent too.

Aoki shows 177 degrees on 12020. A major drawback of the otherwise excellent Aoki list is that nominal/rounded frequencies are shown, not perpetual off-frequencies like this which could be very helpful to identification; but would take up at least two scarce columns in the listings. HFCC does not either; EiBi has room for decimal frequencies in some entries, yet shows this also just as 12020. VOV is far enough above RTTY on lo side to avoid it, and fortunately nothing on 12020.0 to make a het, fooling casual listeners into believing VOV is really on 12020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15420 approx., April 24 at 1224, weak SSB scratching from an intruder, maybe Spanish; notable in that it`s the only signal propagating on the 19m broadcast band, with 16 and 13m also dead almost half a sesquihour after sunrise here at 1146; much degraded propagation with K-index of 3 at 1200, but “no storms“ per WWV. Grew to K=4 by 1500.

An hour later at 1336, 13 and 16m are still dead, not even RHC, but some signals on 19m, notably low-latitude 15400 HCJB Australia and 15340 Cuba, little else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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