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Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2014

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 29 at 1359, BB IS is JBA, and so is the timesignal ending at 1359:53 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9664.45 approx., March 29 at 0010 check for the widely varying Voz Missionária, roughly here as on the YB-400 stepping between 9664 and 9665 gets a slightly higher BFO pitch from 9665.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Mostly bigsigs from CNR1/FD jamming, March 29 at 1319-1325 bandscan, starting with:

17780, CNR1 jammer PLUS Firedrake equally, VG March 29 at 1319. Target is BBC Uzbek via OMAN during this semihour only; standard remark. Rest are CNR1 only:

18870, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter March 29 at 1321
16100, CNR1 jammer, very good March 29 at 1321
15555, CNR1 jammer, good March 29 at 1322, VOT het on lo side
15510, CNR1 jammer, good March 29 at 1322, vs BBC Uzbek via Thailand
15375, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter March 29 at 1323, vs RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan
15265, CNR1 jammer, good March 29 at 1323 plus usual het vs RTI Tainan, off frequency, or additional jamming?
14920, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter, March 29 at 1324
13865, CNR1 jammer, very good March 29 at 1324
13530, CNR1 jammer, fair March 29 at 1325
13430, CNR1 jammer, very good March 29 at 1325; none in the 12s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TAIWAN [and non]

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, March 29 at 1351, KBSWR is F-G with flutter, sufficient to keep listening during mailbag segment, from Rich D`Angelo in Wyomissing PA, who wonders what`s the target on 11810 at 22-23 (Europe), and wants more info from them to write articles. They refer him to the website for starters. Indian DX report this week at 1354.5-1358.7, starting with AIR Nagaland again being heard evenings on 4850, but I have a hard time understanding his Indian accent; hope the Indians don`t have such a hard time understanding my American.

Replying to my recent remark that this `N American` service is aimed 81 degrees toward S America, Peter W Hansen in Bethpage LINY points out, “Hi Glenn, In HFCC A14 data, it now shows that the broadcast on 15575 is aimed at 40 degrees.“ And so it is, also for 14-15 Korean, and 00[sic]-03 Spanish.

Well, well, KBS in HFCC! It`s been missing for some seasons, nothing in B-13 HFCC except one registration by RFI for a relay via Korea. I wonder if they just installed a new antenna for N America, or if it`s really been at 40 degrees for a long time, just unknown with no new registration data. Anyhow, A-14 isn`t until tomorrow. Either way, 15575 is still totally wrong for a winter hi-latitude night-path. The 40-degree azimuth goes thru Seattle, Salt Lake, Santa Fe, San Fernando and San Salvador, so not too far from Enid and closer to Farmington (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Saturday March 29 at 1243 UT, KZLS Enid is *still* playing some music, now country-rock by OM which may not officially be True Oldies Channel, then “Fool-Hearted Man“ by YL; and at 1259 UT Hank Williams Jr starts but is cut off without any ToH ID for Glenn Beck`s Blaze Network “news“; 1306 UT `Under the Hood` call-in show as also heard last week. Various DX bulletins are in too big a hurry to denote KZLS format as “talk ex-music“, like NZ DX Times, but it is still *both* depending on the time! I wonder it that music was from sibling station (hardly a sister), Hank-FM, KNAH Mustang/OKC on 99.7; need to check for // (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 21640, March 29 at 1317, open carrier/dead air, presumably a failure from REE Noblejas normally on here, but *no* signal at all on 21610, while 21540 Kuwait seems to have the usual REE CCI. Also weakly audible: 21560 Vatican, 21505 Saudi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 11635, March 28 at 2317, big mess here, Chinese with het of about 440 Hz (A-note on keyboard). HFCC shows nothing at all! Aoki shows RTI in Chinese at 22-24, 250 kW, 208 degrees from Tainan, *jammed of course. But also: VOK (KCBS) in Korean, 200 kW, 271 degrees from Kujang. Most likely to be off-frequency is Taiwan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 780, March 29 at 0544 UT, dominant signal in *Spanish* with ad for Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park, Chicago. Could this possibly be WBBM, during its old-time-radio hour?? Confirmed for August 1-3, 2014 at where it`s already sold out. Or is this a Mexican, most likely XEWGR or XESFT? In next minute I start to hear drama in English again = WBBM, mixing with rock music in English = XESFT? Making a SAH of 1.2 Hz. With both these nulled, weak country music from KCEG in CO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1657 UT March 29

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