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Glenn Hauser logs May 5-6, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, May 6 at *1357:19 with BB IS, seems not so hummy now, but too poor to be sure, and with flutter; timesignal ends at 1359:45, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non], May 6 before 1300, CNR1 jamming instead on incomplete search:
13970, good at 1255
14870, fair at 1259

CNR1 jamming on FD frequencies, May 6 before 1400, more complete:
13130, JBA at 1346; none in the 12s
13830, poor at 1345 with CCI
13920, good at 1345 with flutter
14700, fair at 1342 with hets
14750, fair at 1342 with flutter
15565, poor at 1341, CNR1 plus noise, het on lo side
15610, audible under WEWN at 1340, het on lo side
15920, very good at 1341
16920, good at 1342; none in the 17s, 18s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15190-15275, May 6 at 1338, rough range of buzz field surrounding RHC 15230; peaks circa 15215, 15245, but constantly fluxuating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. May 6 after 0500, notice a number of weakish signals on 16m, a sure sign of northern summer influence by the midnight sun. Best of the lot at 0552 is 17820 in German, making me think of DW/Rwanda, which used to make it here in the nightmiddle, but wait — DW not only does not broadcast from Germany, it doesn`t broadcast in German! Instead HFCC shows CRI, 500 kW, 308 degrees from Urumqi at 05-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 9870, May 6 at 1254, AIR VBS good with vocal music, no CCI yet and no DRM either, but at 1306, CCI from CRI English underneath, but growing to equal level by 1321 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9655, May 6 at 1250, RNZI back here after a week on 9700 during the 11-13 bihour — and signal is weak again, back on the Timor antenna, while 9700 was obviously on the Pacific antenna, with VG signal here, regardless of what listings or Ivo Ivanov may think. RNZI website schedule http://www.rnzi.com/pages/listen.php still shows 9700 for Timor; so was 9655 a mistake? Who knows which will appear on which antenna tomorrow? Program today was about Fiji and Tonga, with drumming sounder between. 9655 off by 1258, and weaker 6170 on by 1300 with timesignal and news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NICARAGUA [and non]. 8989-USB, UT Monday May 6 at 0010, very weak Spanish yelling, could well be revival meeting, presumably the “Pescador Predicador“ reportedly in or near Nicaragua. 0011 had brief ACI from much stronger US military test count on 8992-USB, with reverb like Andrews cyphercasts, but ID sounded like “Willigate, out“. Maybe it was really tactical call “Intermediate“ others have reported in UDXF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 93.1, May 6 at 0007 UT on DX-398, notice that the KIMY 93.9 translator, which they don`t know has moved from 93.3 and is now called K226BR, not only has noisy input, but also has its own stereo pilot on, making it even noisier unless deliberately changed to mono, on this rather weak signal (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, May 6 as early as 0009, carrier is detectable at about same level as later in hour, but buried in the noise. Back at 0103, it is a little better with some modulation making it, as I start monitoring with BFO to detect exact time of carrier cut, which is: 0105:18* which is just as expected, 5 seconds later than last night.

BUT: very brief carrier cut and then it comes back! Has R. Chaski changed its procedure? Listening further, another somewhat stronger carrier goes on and off, and then at 0106 I now recognize the tones of DGS on the remaining 5980 signal as weak as Chaski had been!

5980 is always at risk for a leapfrog mixing product, transmitted or within receiver due to overload, when the two WWCRs are on 5890 & 5935, another 45 kHz higher, but normally 5890 is not on this early, so there is no problem in the Chaski window. DGS is indeed on 5935 now and checking 5890, a very strong open carrier, so WWCR must have turned on early just as Chaski was going off.

On weekends, WWCR-4 is off the air from 7520 at 0000-0200, and 5890 does not start until 0300; in fact it goes off 9980 at 2200, so #4 is available for whatever in that interim. On weekdays = UT Tue-Sat, 5890 does not start until 0200, all per WWCR program (not transmitter) schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15460, May 6 at 1225, fair signal with presumed Iban conversation like we were hearing much better on 15500 until May 5. After losing the elexion, Radio Free Sarawak has cut back to one frequency, and this one planned to continue only until May 10. Ivo Ivanov thinx the 15460 site is Paochung, TAIWAN, 100 kW, 200 degrees at 11-13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1667 monitoring: again on Sunday May 5, 9930 WTWW-2 was again playing last week`s 1666 instead at 2330. Presumably QSY to 5085 around 0000, as that was on with music at 0009. So a reminder that anyone who may have missed 1667 on SW can get it via:http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html or via WRN podcast
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11870, May 6 at 0555, one WEWN Spanish transmitter is still down, but heard well on 7555, plus English on 11520. 12050 also absent around 1230. Those attending the NASB meeting May 15-17 at WEWN, please find out what the problem and prognosis are — and don`t forget to kick the English transmitter to knock the constant spurs out of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. The Crystal Ship notified that there might be a relay of TCS programming after 0000 UT May 6 on 6925 or 6950; checking at 0008, nothing on those frequencies, but maybe something JBA on 6931 AM? By 0101 there does seem to be algo on 6950-AM, too weak. In summer noise season, pirates need to operate further into nighttime on this band, or use a higher band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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