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Glenn Hauser logs May 15, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 11387-USB, May 15 at 1232-1233*, VOLMET in robo YL English, too weak to catch details, and periodic bursts of ute noise QRM which should not bother such a frequency. Try Again at 1301: now hear Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide mentioned amid the bursts, so per dxinfocentre it`s AXQ421, Brisbane, scheduled at top and bottom of hours. Others in rotation on same frequency: Calcutta [sic], Bangkok [sic], Karachi, Singapore, Bombay [sic] in that order every semihour but some not active 24 hours a day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6100, May 15 at 1222, poor signal in Russian, immediately IDed as CRI by // much better 11935 (Mezhdunarodnoye Radio Kitaya). A reporter in Wisconsin to NASWA Flashsheet has twice claimed to hear “Radio Kyzyl“ [Tannu Tuva] on 6100 signing on at 1200 in Chinese and Russian, listed as 5 kW. First he has to explain why he is NOT hearing CRI Russian which happens to be 500 kW aimed USward at 55 degrees on that same frequency at that time. To confuse matters further, DX Re Mix recently listed this 6100 as Krasnoyarsk, 5 kW at 10-13 in Russian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, May 15 before 1300:
13795, poor with CCI at 1243.

All the rest continue to use CNR1 programming for jamming:
13530, poor at 1242; none in the 12s
13970, poor at 1242 with hets
14700, poor at 1244 with hets
14750, very poor at 1244
14980, poor at 1244
15800, poor at 1245
15900, poor at 1245
15970, poor at 1245
16100, poor at 1247
16360, poor at 1247
16920, very poor at 1247; none in the 17s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17520, May 15 at 1411, good signal in Chinese with flutter; found // 11990, so it`s CNR1 which on 11990 is jamming R. Free Asia via Novosibirsk. Haven`t noticed this on 17520 before, and unlikely from East Turkistan, as the CRI 17 MHz frequencies are not propagating nearly as well today.

Ivo Ivanov in Bulgaria reports: “New frequency 17520 for CNR-1 National Emergency broadcast in Chinese. First noted on May 13 and 14 1200-1500 UT, strong co-channel Radio Pakistan in Urdu from 1330 // freqs 9800, 12000. On May 15 1200-1330 and s/off. Today May 15 no broadcast of Radio Pakistan 1330-1530 on 17520 & 15235. 17520 is back again on air at 1400 UT // 9800 and 12000. — 73! Ivo“

Maybe, but the NE broadcast on 12000 was inaudible here today, with 9800 if any, blocked as usual by 9795 and 9805 signals; previously during the many hours it just relayed CNR1, 12000 was a delayed a few seconds, and today 17520 and 11990 were synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. Re my yesterday`s observation of RK missing from 21540, Ivo Ivanov replied: “R. Kuwait on May 14 on new 21580 from 1300 to 1600, instead of 21540. Back to 21540 from 1600“. Did not notice it on 21580 then, and anyway today May 15 it`s back to 21540: at 1258 just barely modulated carrier with bits of Arabic, better after 1300, and normal at 1323 starting dramatic dialog with classical music; mentions California several times around 1330; at 1410 still going with good modulation. Maybe yesterday`s stray to 21580 resulted from a mixup, as that frequency is scheduled at 10-12 in Filipino (21580 today had RFI French until 1300*) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 15 at 0057, R. Chaski is audible poorly vs static crashes in Spanish; clean cutoff timed at 0059:57*, 5.5 seconds later than yesterday. Almost matches Martien Groot`s observation:

“5980.00, R Chaski, Urubamba, 0054, May 15, Spanish sermon cut off 0059:56 which confirms Glenn’s prediction about them signing off 5 secs later each day. Completely in the clear, no ute or pulse jamming
(Martien Groot, Schoorl, Netherlands)“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, May 15 at 0521, Arabic music, undermodulated; 0532 no ID heard but Arabic talk for a while. I stayed up past 0600 to hear whether the other IWT morning frequency, 7335 would come on, but it did not, and by then 7275 was almost fading out.

One must also watch out for FRCN Abuja, Nigeria on 7275, supposedly starting at 0530, partly in English, but suspected inactive. During IWT`s latest absence, I never heard even a carrier on 7275. It was always very undermodulated, and in the winter sometimes in clear after Tunisia closed 7275 at 0626.

As for the other IWT frequencies, Wolfgang Büschel noted yesterday May 14: “ Nothing heard at 1830 UT on either 17735 or 7225 kHz from Sfax Tunisia“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17055-USB, May 15 at 1251-1255+, one side of a conversation in a non-tonal SE Asian language, concluding each transmission with “over“; maybe Tagalog as heard occasional Spanish “hasta la fecha“, and English “love you“s. Good signal and presumably from a shore station to a ship, but what may be listed? UDXF yg hits on 17055 mostly go to the Polish Army in Afghanistan, unlikely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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