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Glenn Hauser logs November 9, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Nov 9 at 1358, the Bangladesh Betar IS is JBA, and just too weak to tell whether there was a timesignal when it stopped at 1400. It`s no longer showing up any better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9420-9448 approx., Nov 9 at 1424, extremely distorted FMy blob, like I have been attributing to 9430 FEBC Philippines transmitter, which has certainly acted up before — but now I can still detect the latter with weak signal amid this mess.

Then at 1428 I find that the blob modulation matches CNR1 jammers on 9605 and 9530 vs VOA, and, out-of-synch, also 9450 CNR1 jammer vs Sound of Hope. Aoki shows nothing to explain the blob, no non-jam CNR1 services listed in the range. Remember that the CNR5 9410 transmitter used to go haywire but remained around its nominal frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9570, Sat Nov 9 at 1210, Cantonese hour of CRI, VG via CUBA has some really beautiful music, soprano with full orchestra, an opera? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9965, Nov 9 at 0630, pulse jamming here, against nothing but a JBA carrier. Could it be R. República, Costa Rica(?) teeny transmitter reactivated after years? Doubt it, but the DentroCuban Jamming Command is not taking any chances. Still pulsing against nothing at 1208. Aoki B-13 has nothing on 9965 at either time; HFCC shows “HBN“ Palau could be on 9965 any time between 13 and 10 UT, but that would have no bearing whatsoever upon Cuba.

6000, Nov 9 at 1348, no RHC audible, but a JBA carrier which could be CNR1; mainly QRDRM from 5995 Australia, which doesn`t convert to AM until 1400. So evidently RHC is running 6000 for only one hour in the mornings now, at 12-13. I see that B13 Aoki, now fully available at
http://www.geocities.jp/binewsjp/ia/bib13.txt
still has RHC on 6150 instead of 6000, despite having moved belatedly months ago to avoid Australia, as I reported immediately.

17580, 15340, 13780, 11860, 11760, 11750, 11690, Sat Nov 9 at 1533 music show from RHC sounds like favorite, `Cancionero Iberoamericano`, but missed opening. I want to check their program schedule, even if outdated, but can`t reach it via http://www.radiohc.cu

We do get very different results using Firefox and IE. On Firefox there are linx to INTERESANTES pages, like frecuencias, programacion, but they lead to blank pages. On IE, there`s a lot more to be seen on the primary language pages, but the links don`t show up at all within the black bar just below the title. What a mess, just like their SW transmissions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Nov 9 at 1157, good signal from R. Verdad — in Japanese with dramatic music background past 1201; weakening by 1217. Sounds like the same kind of program heard in Chinese around 1130, maybe same source. TGAV no doubt has had DX reports from Japan, and concludes it really has an audience there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Nov 9 at 1415-1420, fair signal with great Kurdish music tnx to the PKK terrorists via PRIDNESTROVYE, but marred by IADs several times per minute. IADs (intermittent audio dropouts) aren`t nearly as bad as IEDs. Aoki shows this switching from Grigoriopol to Kostinbrod (Bulgaria) at 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVENIA. 21300-USB, Nov 9 at 1525, Mike, near Ljubljana, says it`s a special event call, but never pronounced slowly and clearly: sounded like S560R, i.e. with three numbers in the middle. Leads nowhere in QRZ.com nor other permutations tried. Ideas? Said he was going QRT for an hour. 425 DX News has previously reported such format calls for special events in Slovenia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Nov 9 at 1159, pulling a JBA carrier aside 5025 Cuba, just in time to hear it cut off at 1200:00* sharp, i.e. SIBC autotimer. No time to confirm it`s on the lo side of 5020. Two minutes earlier tried to do the same on Micronesia 4755.5, but missed it, or still inactive. Otherwise, Pacific signals on 60, 75 and 90 metres have been pitiful. Nothing detected on 90m from PNG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 21630, Nov 9 after 1400, REE is still here on ill-chosen new frequency, colliding with BBC Hausa via ASCENSION until 1430. At 1509, now it`s colliding with WHRI, gospel huxter in English! and making a SAH. REE supposedly stops 21630 at 1600, and on weekends only, WHRI starts 21630 at 1500 instead of 1600.

21630 is carrying a silly ballgame, // 17595, but at 1511, 21610 is NOT — instead alternative programming with a YL talking about YL affairs. (21540 is just Kuwait; Spain`s other collision would have closed at 1500.) SBG still going on 17595 at 1535 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15520, Nov 9 at 1400, fair signal in presumed Tibetan, as in Aoki, VOT via MADAGASCAR at 1400-1428; not in HFCC B-13, nor on former 15525; no jamming audible but probably just not propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Nov 9 at 0636 check, WTWW-2 is off, but 5830 WTWW-1 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7160-LSB, Nov 9 at 1435, W6H calling “CQ Japan JIDX“ several times, finally working JA4JBQ at 1438, with a 5903 signal report. Special call W6H sounds familiar – o yes, per QRZ.com it was for the Route 66 On the Air event a bimonth ago, from several ops at unknown locations in New Mexico. Yes, log shows someone is using it again today and working mostly Japan,
http://www.qrz.com/db/W6H
altho JA4JBQ is not listed. Hmm, FCC call lookup via ARRL does NOT find any W6H, currently. (Can such one-by-one special calls be reassigned to totally different stations once an event be over??)

I was really hunting around for the Wake Island DXpedition, but didn`t try 7082 as uplooked later, their nominal 40m LSB frequency. See
http://wake2013.org/pages/bandplan.html
and note their no-nonsense guidelines which all should observe.

Earlier at 1352 Nov 9, there was a pileup of US stations on 7179-LSB, exclaiming nothing but their own callsigns, so wonder if that was paired with K9W? After a few minutes they all stopped, maybe ordered to QSY or QRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 15110, Nov 9 at 1529, VR IS, good signal, “L.I.C.“ and YL opening English as about to broadcast holy mass live to Asia and Middle East, stay tuned on 7545, 15110 and DRM 15775. HFCC shows 15110 is relay via IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES, so violating Separation of Church and State. 7545, unchecked, is Tashkent, violating separation of church and mosque. 15775 is SMG direct, JBA noise with BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1752 UT November 9

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