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Glenn Hauser logs April 22-23, 2014

** CHINA. Firedrake and CNR1 jamming search, April 22 before and after 1330:

16360, April 22 at 1332, CNR1 jammer, good, not synch with 12910; none in the 17s, 18s, 10s

15590, April 22 at 1328, CNR1 jammer, very poor not synch with 12910; and het on lo side no dooubt from from V. of Tibet, Tajikistan

15265, April 22 at 1330, CNR1 jammer, good, not synch with 12910

15195, April 22 at 1330, CNR1 jammer, fair, not synch with 12910

15115, April 22 at 1330, CNR1 jammer, good, not synch with 12910, and unlike the others, heavy CCI from victim

14750, April 22 at 1328, CNR1 jammer, very poor, not synch with 12910

13830, April 22 at 1325, CNR1 jammer, poor but also mixed with Firedrake music; about 2 seconds ahead of 12910

13795, April 22 at 1325, CNR1 jammer, very poor, ahead of 12910

12910, April 22 at 1324, CNR1 jammer, good, first one heard and kept on second receiver YB-400 to compare to all the others on FRG-7, finding only 11640 is close to synchronized with 12910

11805, April 22 at 1337, CNR1 jammer, fair with CCI, fast SAH, not synch with 12910

11785, April 22 at 1337, CNR1 jammer, good about 2 secs ahead of 12910

11640, April 22 at 1336, CNR1 jammer, poor with echo, and the only one almost synch with 12910, a quick echo apart

11605, April 22 at 1335, CNR1 jammer, poor with CCI, not synch 12910

April 23 check:

 9680, April 23 at 1127, Firedrake mixed with CNR1 jammer

12190, April 23 at 1120, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter; none in the 13s, 14s 15s at this hour with higher bands dead and no later chex this morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 1520, April 23 at 1205 UT, KYND Cypress TX is again vying with KOKC OKC here, CRI news mixing with CBS News; outro only as “the hourly news“ and 1207 UT into `People in the Know` a long-running CRI program.

Not expecting to hear it on sibling station 1540, KGBC Galveston, but with KXEL nulled, April 23 at 1210 UT, there`s an interview with someone sporting a very American accent about exporting rare earths, so vital to flat screen TVs and other devices along with magnets, and // 1520. But 1540 fades out abruptly. KGBC is only 2.5 kW in daytime, while 1520 is apparently now 25 kW.

No chance of them here at this hour, but KGBC not to confused with CHIN Toronto or WNWR Philadelphia, both 50 kW stations also relaying the ChiCom; why is 1540 such a favorite frequency for them? Is it “lucky“, numerologically? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9820, April 22 at 1303 check, RHC has finally moved from 9830, which was still in use April 21, to 9820, due to the RTTY on 9830 that Arnie should have known about. Except: the RTTY is gone too  and not heard since in mornings, tho hard to believe that`s permanent; RTTY audible weakly at 1928 check April 22. At 1303, RHC has CCI with some ChiCom station already on 9820, poor signal with SAH.

5025, April 23 at 0109, R. Rebelde is off; 5040 RHC is on. At 0615 April 23, both are on, plus The Cuban Four on 49m. At 1114, 5025 is on.

9820, April 23 at 1127, RHC again here with CCCCI, while ex-9830 has another Asian signal but no RTTY; RHC also on 9550 with slightly better signal vs QRM. Both 9820 and 9550 are still on at 1318 with the QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Wednesday April 23 at 1308 UT checking for WORLD OF RADIO on WRMI, instead hear reports about possibility Hitler escaped to Argentina, torture in Syria; after mentioning website What`s this? This is this:
Famagusta Gazette Radio, Weekly at 1300-1315 on WRMI, and WORLD OF RADIO has been bumped until 1315-1344. The WRMI online program schedule dated March 30 has not been updated to show this yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475, April 23 at 0110, Helleniki Radiophonia good signal with music; had been missing for a few days on random chex. 9420 still absent, just JBA Iran; no 11645 audible either, but fair // signal on 15630. A bimonth ago, April 27 was reported to be the start date for the new NERIT government broadcaster replacing ERT, but remains to be heard if this date hold and how it may affect SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9595, April 23 at 1313, R. Nikkei is playing some Bob Dylan, fair signal; which reminds us: can you imagine any US SW station doing that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11800-AM, April 23 at 0113 tuneacross, there`s Station YHWH on yet another bold new frequency, fair signal with deep fades, no QRM, immediately recognizable voice about Yahweh being the One True God, referring to 53-page document (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, April 23 at 0106, R. Chaski carrier until cutoff at 0109:07.5*, 5.5 seconds later and later than night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370, April 23 at 0555, WWRB is running TOM day frequency at night, not BS at the moment but a distraught female caller, only poor-fair, inferior to 9955 WRMI. At 1118 and 1125 I find both 3185 and 9370 are on during morning pentecostal service, as occasionally WWRB gives BS two transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, April 23 at 0114, SLBC carrier has just come on with flutter, but no modulation past 0115 and consequently no entertainment by off-timesignal today. Music finally starts at 0117:10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Wednesday April 23 at 1129, `Antena DX` show from Panamá is closing one of its three known WRMI transmissions, the others being Mondays at 1230, UT Fridays 0100. Good signal and no jamming.

Followed at 1130-1144 by `Viva Miami`, with Jeff White previewing (now past) the Shortwave Shindig and STF Radio Specials. Shindig was repeated Friday April 18 at 2200, and UT Sunday April 20 at 0300 on 9955. Oops, I said on WOR that would be UT Sat April 19! Jeff also says WRMI has four QSL cards so far since moving to Okeechobee and plans to keep adding a new one each month for a while. Fills with some more info from the local Okeechobee newspaper. See CYPRUS [non], and separate USA: WORLD OF RADIO report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1717 monitoring: routine check Wednesday April 23 at 1308 finds something else on WRMI 9955! See CYPRUS [non]. But after a gh WRMI ID, WOR at 1315-1344 and followed by a Rudy Espinal WRMI ID at 1344; so that`s a permanent change to 15 minutes later.

WORLD OF RADIO 1718 I hope should be ready for first airing UT Thursday April 24 at 0330 on WRMI 9955; then 1230 on same; UT Sunday 0030 on 9495. On WTWW: Thursday 2101 on 9475, Saturday 2330 on 9930, Sunday 0401 on 5830. On WWRB: UT Friday 0330v on 5050. On WBCQ: UT Monday 0300 on Area 51, 5110v-CUSB. On HLR: Saturday 0630 & 1430 on 7265-CUSB. Full schedule at

** U S A. 7506.6, April 23 at 0110 check, WRNO still off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-, April 23 at 0556, fair signal from WBCQ, only very slightly on the lo side compared to 3330 and 1330 signals on the FRG-7. Ivo Ivanov had found it way up to 9332 recently (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, April 23 at 1114, WTWW-1 missing from night frequency tho 5085, WTWW-2 is on; at 1314, 9475 WTWW-1 day frequency is back with SFAW and with some hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 12105

** U S A. 1520 & 1540 CRI relays via Texas: see CHINA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 12105, April 23 at 0552, very poor fluttery signal where I usually hear nothing: could it be WTWW, on its occasional all-night broadcast with Yoruba at this time? I am only hearing songs past 0600 with no ID, not Bible readings in any language, which is nominally the purpose of WTWW-3. Aoki alleges that 05-08 Yoruba is only on Fridays thru Tuesdays (plus Chinese 08-11 same), but this is Wednesday. Nothing else, however, is listed on 12105 anywhere near this hour. Ivo Ivanov occasionally reports 12105 WTWW all night using remote receivers, while even if on, it`s too high and too close to propagate to here only one megameter away. Recheck after 1100, no sign of WTWW now, which if on all night, would be in Russian; just weak Chinese, presumably KSDA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1518 UT April 23

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