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Glenn Hauser logs April 25, 2014 et al.

** BRAZIL. Checking how off-frequency some Brazilians are April 25:

11855.1, April 25 at 0113, R. Aparecida, good in Brazuguese

11925.25, April 25 at 0117, fair in Brazuguese; R. Bandeirantes seldom audible, maybe not always on at this hour?

9645.4, April 25 at 0117, R. Bandeirantes // 11925.25

9664.7, April 25 at 0119, Voz Missionária with screaming preacher

9629.9, April 25 at 0120, R. Aparecida mentions “senhora Aparecida“

** CANADA [non]. 7570, April 20 at 0400-0500, STF Radio International special, as previously reported: I have now posted my recording of the entire hour via WRMI, 57 MB, at
We learned later that STF is based in Toronto; and WBCQ ran it by mistake 24 hours later, while WWRB did not get their CD in time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake and CNR1 jammer monitoring April 25 before 1330:
13830, April 25 at 1321, Firedrake is fair over CCI, probably CNR1 jammer; none in the 12s or 14s
15115, 15195, 15265, April 25 at 1322, usual trio of in-band 19m CNR1 jammers; 15265 also has Firedrake mixed in, and tone/off-carrier jam
15540, April 25 at 1327, CNR1 jammer, very poor with VOT het hi side
16100, April 25 at 1327, poor open carrier, but no doubt a CNR1; none in the 17s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15400, April 25 at 1326, RHC leapfrog mixing product is poorly audible, tnx to bigsigs from 15340 and 15370 fundamentals each 30 kHz apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, April 25 at 0121, Helleniki Radiophonia is active again after missing this frequency for several days whenever checked. No Iran QRM audible. Good with Greek music // 7475 almost as good and // 15630 much weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13710, April 25 at 1322, fair open carrier, no doubt AIR prior to 1330 GOS in English; 1325 music starts, but *not* their wonderful IS; 1327 it`s south Asian vocal music, with flutter; 1329 non-English announcement — this is presumably the Tibetan service, coming in on same program feed line to Bengaluru, the only language scheduled to end at 1330, but on other frequencies.

1330 opening GOS in English claiming 9690, 11620 and 13710, right into news, 1340 commentary, but as always without perfect reception it`s hard to understand. 1346 into vocal music show which you don`t need to understand to enjoy. 1357 CCI starts from CRI on 13710, 1400 CRI English is too much QRM.

As usual, no AIR signal audible on 11620 for this (unlike evening in the Urdu service), but at 1329, 9690 is clearly // 13710, or rather unclearly since it`s as always, underneath the BS from Miami also making a fast SAH; which one is further off-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9525.9, April 25 at 1357, VOI English hour has as usual been unlistenable beyond its off-frequency and low-modulated carrier, despite lack of QRM until just now when CRI Russian 9525.0 carrier comes on, so I amuse myself at 1402 by matching the het pitch on my keyboard to a few Hz above A5 = 880 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

**  PERU. 5980, April 25 at 0106, R. Chaski carrier until 0109:19* cutoff, still going later and later with no reset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 25900, April 25 at 1540, it`s another Friday, so time to check for R. Magic Eyes, Moscow. With the PL-880 on the porch and reel-out antenna, a JBA carrier at 1542 and then trace of modulation; 1543:40 music starts, 1545 now talk in English! mentioning some dot-org. 1547 fade in stronger, YL hosting talk show; 1547 ad for “all your dairy supplies“ via 1-800-306-8937. Fades in even stronger now with mixture of some other talk audio.

This is getting rather suspicious, so on the DX-398 I look for strong signals on lower bands, and find a match on 12160 = WWCR, altho it seems a reverb apart so possibly from some other affiliate? No, the other audio matches 13740, the CRI relay via CUBA about to close, so this is a receiver-produced mixing product of 12160 + 13740 = 25900! I`ve never had these previous weeks during MTUCI monitoring, but beware! Those signals today exceed the image-rejexion threshold. So far, just after 1600 I don`t see reports of anyone else hearing Moskva this Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15780, April 25 at 1255, VOA Korean via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, 21 degrees also USward, remains one of the strongest and most reliable signals on 19m in the mornings, exceeded only by RHC on 15340, 15370 after 1300; and by HCJB-Australia (as still IDing, no “Reaching Beyond“ heard yet) on 15400 until 1300*.

VOA is in English lesson, about the expression “dropping like flies“. I don`t understand their explanation, of course, but makes me wonder if it refer to fly *balls*, which would make more sense than insects! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1718 monitoring: 5050, UT Friday April 25 at 0330, WWRB is off the air! And no webcast funxioning either; lost microwave internet connexion again? But *two* transmitters are still running with Brother Scare, on 3185 and 9370. Next:

Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Saturday 2330 on WTWW-2, 9930
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI-14, 9495 (or maybe previous 1717)
UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1, 5830
UT Monday 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100, Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB

** U S A. 570, April 25 at 0553 UT, “southern New Mexico`s only source for legends, Classic Country 5-70“, i.e. revived call KGRT Las Cruces (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1330, KCKM Monahans TX DX test UT March 22: I posted a general summary of the log at the time, but now with QSLs going out (tho none received here yet), here`s a more detailed summary, and my recording of the complete test, 35 minutes:

0500, “You`re listening to the west Texas powerhouse, KCKM“, sung ID and a song, no DX yet.

0503, KNSS Wichita ID can be heard; fast SAH thruout, but KCKM generally atop on the DX-398 aimed at Monahans.

0504, sweep tones, 0504.5 phone-off-the-hook signal (POTH), more sweeps

0504:40, Morse code ID (after picking out call KCKM, I haven`t taken the time to copy every letter now or later, but during the test itself, these were the *only* IDs, never any by voice.)

0506, POTH, siren & bells – fire alarm sound effects

0507, code briefly, music

0510.5, sweeps, code KCKM, “On the Radio“ jingle, POTH

0511.5, fire alarm & siren

0513.5, code KCKM

0514, sweeps, 0514.5 POTH, more sweeps — these are always from low pitch to high repeating every few seconds — really stand out and a favorite technique for DX tests to cut thru the QRM

0515, code, sweeps

0517, POTH, fire alarm, code

0518, music, TV theme? [later identified as `Price is Right`, not something I watch]

0520, fade down during music

0520.5, back up with sweeps, code KCKM DX

0524, code, sweeps, POTH, sweeps

0525, code, sweeps, POTH, fire alarm, code

0528, music, same theme? Fading down past 0530, more sweeps

0531, singing ID? Code, “On the Radio“ jingle, POTH, fire alarm

0532, code for last time

0533, test is over, voice ID as 30 minutes ago, fade but now due to resuming night power from 12 kW during test; song “West Virginia“.

Then at 1531 UT April 25 I get a reply to my follow-up: “QSL is Coming — Glenn, I have no idea how you fell through the cracks but the mp3 file definitely confirms reception of KCKM 1330 during our DX test. Watch your mail box! Bob Souza, Managing Partner, KCKM1330 – 12,000 Watts, P.O. Box 990 – 1200 S. Stockton, Monahans, TX 79756“

I had also asked him about the status of former sibling station KCKN 1020 in Roswell NM, Are they still on STA of very reduced power; is there any prospect of getting back to full 50 kW? And he says,
“Roswell is supposed to be rebuilding their old tube transmitter, a continental 317. They are modulating at a low level so that makes it worse“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, April 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, April 25 at 1247 UT, open carrier/dead air from N/S bearing, no doubt 50 kW KTNO University Park (The Metroplex) TX, supposed to be Spanish religion as Radio Luz. Recheck at 1319 UT, still no modulation from KTNO, fading out around 1329 UT.

1440, April 25 at 1247 UT, KMAJ Topeka KS can be heard easily thru the KTNO OC, with concert promos,  The two make a 2.4 Hz SAH = 144/minute, but it seems to be varying slightly at 1319 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1653 UT April 25

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