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Glenn Hauser logs April 21-22, 2014

** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 21 at 1259, BB with JBA carrier but enough to make out only the timesignal with raised final pitch ending at 1359:41, still within a variable window always fast of 1400:00. Standard remark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, April 21 at 0534, RHC English, while 5025 music is not // and presumably Rebelde as usual. An hour earlier at 0430, Alan Roe in UK found RHC music on both 5025 and 5040 plus 6060, presumably all from the Spanish service:

“R Havana Cuba 21 April at 0430 UT on 5025 kHz in place of R Rebelde
with modern Spanish ballads. A good signal and // with 5040 and 6060 kHz. Alan Roe, Teddington, UK“

9550, April 21 at 1405, RHC is still on 9550 with `Voces de la Revolución` martial theme prior to hoary old Fidel speeches or of others. It`s atop CRI Vietnamese and SAHing it, Commies vs Commies.

9830, April 21 at 1405 I check here too for RHC, and can confirm it only by detecting a weak echo under the RTTY to // 11760. No 9820.

Thus a revised A-14 schedule Arnie distributed is (at least) doubly don`t-you-believe: it claims 9830 has moved to 9820 at 11-15, and that 9550 finishes at 13.

5040, April 22 at 0121, RHC Spanish has resumed hum on this frequency, but not on // 6060 checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Correxion: one of my numerous recent reports about the AIR Sinhala service (or whatever), for April 18, misstated the frequency as 11980 instead of 11985, which I reconfirm April 22: at 0059 past 0100 it`s just open carrier/dead air with flutter from Delhi-Khampur, not even an IS from the wrong Sindhi service! 0113 recheck now 11985 is JBM with flutter, and presumed // 11740 GOA much weaker. 11985 open carrier with Doppler wobble when BFO engaged, stays on until 0116:54* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 15120-AM, April 21 at 0545, VON opening a music show, fair signal and good modulation, atop lite CCCCCCI (Chinese language, Chinese Communist, Co-Channel Interference, or 601 for short), which Aoki shows on 15120 at 03-07, but also AIR Bengaluru in Hindi until 0530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, April 22 at 0058, very poor carrier with some modulation from R. Chaski, Urubamba, until cutoff at 0109:02*, surpassing another minute later than ever past nominal 0100* with no reset yet. This is 12 seconds later than a biday ago.

BTW, Pedro F Arrunátegui from much closer Lima included a good clip of their ID in his latest alternatively spelt Chasqui DX Report, attached to the DXLD yg. It says: “desde Cuzco, Perú, transmite Radio Chaski, en los 5,980 kilociclos onda corta, con la palabra de dios“ to the accompanying tune of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9535, April 21 at 0539, REE in the clear — but only for a few seconds as I was faked out by one of those pregnant pauses during Qur`aning, from Algeria via FRANCE. What do you bet this collision continue the rest of A-14, no one caring at TDF, TDA or RTVE?

11795, UT Tuesday April 22 at 0112, REE is VG, L&C with IS prior to weekly Sephardic emission; 0125 interview by one of the YL hostesses who apparently speaks real Ladino, but her OM subject replies in Castilian, which is a typical pattern. 0128 into a song in judeo-español. This repeats at 0415 UT Tuesday on 9690 if not 9650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, April 22 I am standing by for SLBC to come on, which it does at *0114:13 with a good but fluttery carrier. Music starts as usual a few seconds before 0115, about 0114:55 and ever-late 2+1 timesignal ends at 0115:23, then opening Hindi. Recheck 0122 finds dead air; rerecheck 0127 finds music resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7615-USB, April 22 at 0107, Civil Air Patrol paramilitary net, referring to each other as “sir“ which we don`t even hear on MARS nets; at least the NCS “Iowa Cap 4“ does this, so those replying do too. He`s calling for contacts region by region, starting with North Central as I tune in, including lots of colorful tactical calls either heard or called: Starfish 1200, Yellow Brick ##, Oil Well 355; from the Southwest region: Texas Cap 6304, and 2300; at 0111, Rocky Mountain region: High Plans 5, Star Garnet 4, Blue Mesa 128. Finally tried for Pacific region, which is evidently a bit too far away into daytime. See my previous CAP net log in DXLD 14-13 under Unidentified 7615, which was March 21 at a very different time, 1415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1717 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday April 21 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and barely audible also on 5110v-CUSB WBCQ. This low channel will be more and more subject to summer storm noise levels for months to come; needs more power, or a big fat harmonic, hi. Next:
Tuesday   1100 on WRMI-10, 9955 to the SSE
Wednesday 1300 on WRMI-11, 9955 to the NW
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB to Europe

** U S A. Re my log of the STF Radio special April 20 at 04-05 UT on several frequencies (and it appears a lot of others missed it:) roger now has put up his report on STF Radio: “The future of shortwave seems to me now: A little strange. Advertising for an Xbox game via shortwave – some things in this world I will never understand. But for airtime must indeed pay anyone …. Now knowing the shortwave listening grandfathers what they should buy their grandchildren“:

** U S A. 15610, April 21 at 1956, VG signal with tone test: must be WEWN, whose English frequency has been missing for several days, since before the Easter holidays, tsk2. But at 2046 recheck it`s gone again. Propagation very restricted; 15825 WWCR inaudible, 15770 WRMI fair, 15730 VOA OC and later French good, 15550-USB WJHR poor but sufficient, 15420 WBCQ inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060+, April 21 at 1240 UT, YL in condensed Spanish with details of an attack on Hebron, stuff about Palestina, 1245 UT bit of Israeli music. Further comments make clear it`s from the Israeli POV, and not only that but necessarily Messianic, as mentioned in 1252 UT outro, since KIJN is In Jesus` Name. Program website is At first I had hoped this was something other than KIJN Farwell TX, the 24-hour cheater altho now legal in daytime, which plays a lot of gospel music in Spanish rather than talk.

Another giveaway is that KIJN is always far enough off-frequency to the hi side to make a fast SAH with whatever else; roughly east-west DF, easily separable from 50 kW KRCN Longmont CO with biznews in English. Searched for an own KIJN website, but best I could find was a rudimentary old biz one at Angelfire with little detail, let alone a current schedule.

Initially there was some weak Mexmx under it, which might have been KXPL El Paso close to the same WSW direxion (and which qualifies as a border station in the Cantú list), but which is supposed to be news/talk in the NRC AM Log.

A more intriguing possibility in that log is KRUZ, Van Buren AR (Fort Smith) 500 watt direxional daytimer, “Estereo Rumba“ but which had been silent since February 2012. I`ll bet a live SS station would love to have that callsign (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2660, April 22 at 0130 check UT, I can detect a JBA carrier here, suspected the very weak second harmonic of 1330, KGLD Tyler TX with 1 kW day power, which I laboriously IDed last year.

Our Enid sunset today was 0111 UT (to attain 0153 UT by Solstice), while Tyler`s was 0055 UT per KGLD`s official FCC sunset in April is 0045 UT (May: 0115 UT; June & July: 0130 UT). And its FCC sunrises, when DX might also ensue: April: 1200 UT; May: 1130 UT; June: 1115 UT. (I don`t like putting UT after every time, so redundant, but do so with MW to remind people subjected to `ELT`.)

BTW, my automatic darkness-sensing streetlight ignited at 0125 UT April 22 with a burst of RF noise and then slowly faded up; so that`s 14 minutes after sunset with a clear sky. Noise level on 2 MHz also ramped up, but am not certain that`s the cause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0356 UT April 22

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