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Glenn Hauser logs November 1, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, Nov 1 at 1338, RHC is missing, allowing HCJB Australia to be audible in S Asian language; Aoki shows Hindi during this semihour daily, tho there is a large rotation of many other languages at 1230-1330 and 1430-1500. Weaker than an open carrier on 15400, see unID, possibly the other Kununurran (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming Nov 1 before 1400:
12050: see TIBET [non]13130, very poor at 1335
13430, poor at 1336 with heavy CODAR
13480, poor at 1336 with heavy CODAR
13970, fair at 1337; none in the 14s, 15s except maybe 15265v
16100, very poor at 1339
16600, fair at 1339; none in the 17s, 18s; no 10s at 1348

** CUBA. 15340, Nov 1 at 1338, RHC is missing, allowing HCJB Australia to be audible, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5890, Nov 1 at 1256, the DentroCuban Jamming Command has finally caught up with R. Martí which extended another hour on this frequency for B-13, and enjoyed it jamming-free for a few days. Perhaps Arnie read my reports, which he will never admit. Now RM is about level with the jam, still readable. After 1300, 7405 is still on and well atop the jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Nov 1 at 1308, VOI is still AWOL from its English hour and perhaps all its hours. still has not been updated to Nov 1, but shows it was last heard on Oct 29 instead of 28, and I have not heard it now for three days in a row (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 17840, Nov 1 at 1304, IRIB Arabic via Zahedan is still colliding with RRI Romanian, as I first reported Oct 28, despite plenty of free channels on 16m. How much longer? RRI is atop here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 3945, Nov 1 at 1253, good signal from R. Nikkei 2 with flute music, but does not deter SSB hams from transmitting on and around it, while they do tend to avoid Nikkei 1 on 3925. 3945 is on this late only on weekdays, and today almost as good as 3925 except for the QRhaM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Nov 1 at 1354, Sea Breeze, via JSR Tokyo, JAPAN, very poor with usual sounders and seems like English as only on Fridays at 1330-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775+, Nov 1 at 1345, good open carrier again like heard Oct 30; 1400 dramatic music and YL announcement in Korean, with assertiveness worthy of Pyongyang; I can only make out “Pangsong inmida“ which is no full ID; 1401 music has a hopeful/gospel tinge? 1403 another theme and OM opening some program; still going past 1430 in Korean conversation. 9775+ means it`s slightly on the hi side compared to 11775 Anguilla (but that could be slightly on the lo side).

Not in HFCC but the preliminary version of B-13 Aoki found by Paul S. in Connecticut at
has it: “9775 1400-1600 TJK Radio Free Chosun Kor Dushanbe-Ya 1-7“. Certainly a better signal than I would have expected from TAJIKISTAN. BTW, no jamming audible here.

WRTH 2013 entry showed quite a different schedule in B-12, at 12-14 and 20-21 on other Dushanbe frequencies. ID: “Inmin-e sori, jeongni-e hamseong, Jayu Joseon Bangsong-imnida“;

Notes: “On SW since 5 Dec 2005. Produced by the NGO “Network for NK Democracy and Human Rights“ (Nknet). Funded thru US government / US Congress grants“. So it is not out of the question it could also be using USG transmitters, such as NMI or Philippines, which would be more in keeping with the good reception I am getting. Or maybe Palau (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Nov 1 at 1307, Denge Kurdistan is back on its originally planned B-13 frequency, after trying 11600 for a few days. Maybe Ludo saw our reports that 11510 is clear and 11600 clashes with several other stations. We used to enjoy mostly music during this hour, but now it`s mostly talk — did they make a DST programming shift too? Fair signal at first, declining later in the hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, Nov 1 at 1242 UT, checking for XEGS Guasave, Sinaloa, // 650 XETNT, I think it`s there, but underneath a stronger Spanish signal, with birthday greetings to kids, notably quinceañeras in various colonias; one mentioned was Villahermosa, but surely not Tabasco as also mentioned Nueva Rosita and Sabinas phones, CST TC, i.e. XEBX 5000/500 watts in Coahuila (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, Nov 1 at 1237 UT, song extolling Sinaloa, naming several cities, then compares to Durango, Chihuahua, back to beloved Sinaloa. 1239 ID as “Chávez Radio K“, and `Panorama Agropecuario`, 5:39 TC. It`s XETNT in Los Mochis back on MST. Normally duplicated on XEGS 610 Guasave, but found another XE dominant there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 6170, Nov 1 at 1353, RNZI is back on its A-13 frequency, tho I had confirmed it on B-13`s 5950 the very first day of the season Oct 27, and on several mornings since! A mistake? Computer rebooted to A13 operation? “Radio New Zealand International. Voice of the Pacific“ ID as soon as I tune in. Still claims to be on 5950 at

Anyhow, no QRM on 6170 now, so why switch between them twice a year, just to assert rights to both in case one become unusable? One good reason is not in HFCC, of course, but in Aoki: V. of Korea is now on 6170 long hours, but in a break at 1250-1400. 1404, RNZI still there but very poor and now with a SAH, presumably from Kujang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1140, Nov 1 at 1224 UT, 1-kW ND daytimer, KRMP OKC is dominant already, black-orientated talkshow, interview with musician; 1225 ad for OKC`s Black Chronicle newspaper. Trouble is, official FCC sunrise in Nov is not until 1300 UT; but even in October it was 1230. Even compliant stations often mess up on the first day of the month, forgetting to change their SR/SS operational times. It won`t be until DST goes off Nov 3 that KRMP will be entitled to start at 7 am local CST. Well, it does have a PSRA limited by XEMR, of SIX WATTS in August thru April, ballooning to 10 watts in May & July and a hefty 17 watts in June. This is no 6 watts (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND [and non]. 7120, Nov 1 at 1350, bit of modulation on BA AM carrier with CW QRM of various pitches from hams, the slowest and best of which is a CQ from W0RPZ, who probably has no idea he is abutting the exotic R. Hargeisa, which admittedly has no business staying in the worldwide 40m hamband. I`m too busy checking out 9775 to catch the Somali shutoff around 1400, gone already at 1402.

W0RPZ is per ARRL: “ZOLNOWSKI JR, RICHARD P, W0RPZ, 8706 KENTUCKY, RAYTOWN, MO 64138. ATTN: Richard P. Zolnowski, Jr., Previous call sign: NR0Z“ and he`s an Extra so why is he sending so slow, for our benefit? Hey, he got vanity call with his own initials! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 3215, Nov 1 at 0547, Brother Scare is here on WWCR, a few words ahead of // 3185 WWRB. He`s shown up on this frequency before, but the latest program schedule from WWCR dated 27 October claims at 05-06 UT M-F is still `Inspirations Across America`, the black gospel music show. They`ll have to revise everything again effective Nov 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 12050, Nov 1 at 1335, WEWN Spanish, besides self-imposed squeals, now has CCI from CNR1 jamming and/or R. Free Asia in Tibetan via SAIPAN, as per Aoki now scheduled at 1200-1400. Normally we hear CNR1 jamming on 12045, but nothing audible there now, tho Aoki also shows VOA Chinese on 12045 at 1100-1500 via Tinang/Tinian. Seems unlikely IBB would really run these two 5 kHz apart now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5875, Nov 1 at 1255, BBCWS is still here via THAILAND even on a Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. In last report I should have identified this one more precisely than “Dave“ == WWRB: 3215, Oct 31 at 2350 looking for another rant from Dave, but instead it`s heavy but primitive organ music — for Hallowe`en, or regular filler? Recheck at 0003 November 1, it`s off the air, not on 3195 either yet, and 3185 BS is on as usual. Rerecheck at 0017 organ is back on 3215, and still at 0026 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9479, 9930 and 12105, Nov 1 at 1344, all three WTWW transmitters are absent, but two of them are still on night frequencies 5085 and 5830. Perhaps a *1400v UT start will be normal after the DST deletion Nov 3. Meanwhile RFA in Burmese via SAIPAN is heard well on 12105, at 1230-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Nov 1 at 1232 UT, I find something else with WWL nulled: classic rock, mentions “103.7, America`s“ something. Per NRC-AM log the only match is: KAAN Bethany MO, 930 watts ND, also on K279AP 103.7, “American`s [sic] Greatest Hits“. KAAN`s November sunrise is 1300 UT, while in October it was 1230, so apparently thinx it`s still October. It does have a PSRA of 500 watts, but only in Dec and Jan, 10 watts in April, elsewhen none, all limited by WWL. Bethany is in NW MO on I-35, 30 miles south of Iowa, and uncomfortably close to Maryville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1220, Nov 1 at 0502 UT [since KGWA 960 is not in a Fox-hole tonight], find a dominant signal here with a string of local ads, PSAs for YMCA, Tru-Value, car dealer, 812-area codes, mentions southern Indiana, “Kentuckiana“, WSLM ID, “Your Classic Hits“. Some ads are obviously outdated, implying that September and even August are in the future.

Where`s 50 kW WHKW Cleveland? Never much from it here with its N/SSE pattern. NRC Pattern Book shows WSLM aims slightly clockwise from east/west, night power 82 watts, yeah, right, vs day power 5000.

0601 UT recheck, ABC News, 0602 adbreak includes jamboree in southern Indiana, or rather Kentuckiana; 0606 ID for 97.9 and “1220 AM WSLM Country“; now there is some Mexican music CCI from presumed XEB, sounding like less than 100 kW; anyhow a notable achievement by WSLM.

[Perpetual het on hi side with DF fitting usual off-frequency source, KMVL Madisonville TX, 11 watts night, yeah, right. Or is that really from its experimental co-channel booster KM2XVL in Huntsville TX, also allegedly 11 watts? I`m still waiting for someone between the two towns to ascertain whether these two het each other on daytime groundwave] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1220, Nov 1 at 0559 UT, as I am rechecking WSLM IN, also hear a mention of ““ (?). Must have been KLPW in Union MO, 1000/126 watts ND, address in Washington; WSW of St Louis but too far out to cover the metro. Yes, their site is and maybe the source of C2CAM heard after 0606, tho there are surely other 1220s with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search, Nov 1 at 0451-0456 UT: JBA on 693, 774, 783, 882, 954, 963 [these two adjacent to my 960 local but ~90 degrees away], 1053, 1215, 1413, 1422, 1503 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search, Nov 1 at 1248-1252 UT: JBA on 702, 738, 774, 882. 774 definitely from NW = Japan, but 702 and 738 imply NSW and Tahiti (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1630, Nov 1 at 0613 UT, as 1640 KZLS local splash relents a bit (change from lo-fi ag-talk to hier-fi true oldies has increased that problem), I am hearing not one but two stations in Spanish, ID sounded like XEXJ but maybe I am not fully awake as that leads nowhere. Per listings the two would be KRND in Wyoming, and XEUT in BCN, and they are somewhat separable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9625, Nov 1 at 1345, low audible heterodyne (LAH) and bit of modulation from one of them. Hmmm, CBCNQ Sackville was always off-frequency; has it been destroyed yet, a year after final final?

Looking for clews in HFCC, finds Channel Africa in Lozi, which is likely one of them, probably long-path, but what else? Only other entry is VOR in DRM from Kaliningrad, no way. A good example of the limitations of HFCC, which ignores Latin America and Taiwan, which Aoki does not: Could be R. Fides, Bolivia, recently reported active here; but more likely RTI warming up for Vietnamese at 1400, another perpetual off-frequency one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15400, Nov 1 at 1338, good open carrier until 1343*. Possibly HCJB Australia [q.v.] tho HFCC and Aoki B13 have nothing on 15400 between HCJB until 1300 and BBC Ascension from 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1727 UT November 1

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