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Glenn Hauser logs May 7-8, 2013

** ARGENTINA [and non]. 15345, May 8 at 1151, very poor signal in Spanish, seems slightly off-frequency; accent with that Argentine lilt, no doubt RAE; 1200 automatic timesignal, shortly Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior ID and “RAE presenta —“. Unusual time of day to hear it, and Spanish not scheduled until 1200-1400 M-F after Portuguese 11-12. On the VP signal earlier, could I have been hearing Portuguese with an Argentine accent? Nothing from HCJB Australia 15340, which doesn`t start now until 1225, after which it`s too much ACI for RAE, and even worse after 1300 with RHC added.

But RAE will never change frequency, no matter what. BTW, Zacharias Liangas reported Morocco on 15345, April 28 at 1747 with Arabic pops, but must have been Egypt, the only thing in HFCC, in English at 16-18. IMM is gone from SW, a lucky break for RAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming May 8 after 1300:
15610, poor at 1313 plus propeller noise, and underneath WEWN, het on low side from V of Tibet via Tajikistan
15570, fair at 1315, het on low side, ditto
No full search today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, May 8 at 0445, RHC in wrong language, English instead of Spanish, during DXUL // 6165. Squeal and somewhat undermodulated compared to booming Brasil on 11780; RHC Spanish VG on 11840. Recheck 0516, both are off. I seldom tune before 0500, but on several occasions 11760 has continued with English after 0500.

Meanwhile, other English frequency 6000 at 0448 is interrupted by self-imposed noise bursts, obviously same transmitter as on 6125 which was behaving this way last night before and after 0600.

15215-15245, May 8 at 1150, buzz from RHC 15230 transmitter audible in this range (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, May 7 at 2050, R. Kuwait stops the rock music, for news in English with opening theme. To my surprise, lasted a full five minutes instead of two, concluding with sports item and local weather, but the rest of the news had little if anything to do with Kuwait. Fair signal with fading, about the same as Arabic music on RK 17550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, May 8 at 1135 UT, birthday greetings including to someone in Angostura, 1137 “Buenos Días, Yarderos“ program ID, i.e. the reliable XETNT, Radio 65, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, the lowband XE most likely to hold up past sunrise which was 1131 UT today; also had one on 710, but not 730. Our earliest Enid sunrise in a month will reach 1114; while our latest sunset in two months will reach 0152 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, May 8 at 0519 UT, KMOX has frequency to itself, no KEOR cheater audible unlike last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 8 at 0103, R. Chaski, Urubamba, audible with music and talk in Spanish, cut off at 0105:29* which is 5 seconds later than last nite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15210, May 8 at 1146, RRI English promoting its visit-Romania contest (but pay your own roundtrip!), fair signal intended only for western Europe. Four easy questions to answer by June 30, for a 10-day trip in September. Details finally found at http://www.rri.ro/art.shtml?lang=1&sec=16&art=359655
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ZANZIBAR

** SERBIA [non]. 9685, May 8 at 0101, still no signal from IRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, May 8 at 0057, WTWW-2 is on with promo announcement for the “ten languages“ (NOT) of Bible broadcasting on WTWW-3, then opening Amateur Radio Newsline with a headline including rescinding the amateur of the year award at Dayton Hamvention. But recheck at 0101, it`s off the air. Apparently much WTWW-2 time is filled by plugging in to Ted Randall`s webcast, with rotating features such as this at unpredictable times. Intrigued, later searched out that story at ARNL and did not find it until I went back to the April 12 edition. It seems they weren`t sure the selexion vote was accurate, not that the Lufthansa pilot was undeserving: http://www.arnewsline.org/storage/scripts/nsln1861.txt

Des Preston also noticed ARNL on 9930, then a two-week old WORLD OF RADIO #1665 on 9930, Tuesday May 7 at 1745-1815, and starting over at 1819.

Besides the other mixups on WTWW we already noted, Richard Lemke in Alberta reports: “5830 kHz, World of Radio, #1666, problem with audio tape computer failed, 0409-0420 just blank signal heard for ten minutes, (I went to break); 0429 show ends with usual propagation report at 0429 UTC, April 28 UT“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR [non]. 11735, May 7 at 2055, no signal from ZBC, tuned in as soon as Kuwait 15540 finished news; others were hearing it today, so maybe just cut off already. Romania in English to ENAm was still in on 11745 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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