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Glenn Hauser logs May 1-2, 2014

** BRAZIL. 4775, May 2 at 0049, Brazuguese preacher yelling, LAH from second carrier slightly offset. Usually I only hear the LAH but now some modulation is making it, i.e. R. Congonhas, vs Peru`s R. Tarma. The ZY is listed to close at 0100.

4815, May 2 at 0050, similar sound to 4775, but not //, and 4815 is somewhat stronger, i.e. R. Difusora Londrina, yet another Brazilian SW station co-opted by gospel huxters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6010, May 2 at 0058, poor signal with YL in Brazuguese, but no het so seems Colombia and Mexico are both away, leaving R. Inconfidência; 0102 ZY- IDs for all their outlets. JBA carrier circa 15190.

Seems XEOI, R. Mil, México is silent again; has anyone heard it lately? The other HJDH, however is going on 5910 with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [non]. 17515, May 1 at 1737, poor signal, slow fades, sounds like praise music, language unknown; rather similar to WHRI 21600 but not //, and totally not // at 1750 when the latter is talking. Aoki shows 17515 as Bible Voice via Issoudun, FRANCE in Ethiopian languages at 1600-1800, certain days until 1830 or 1857, while Thursdays at 1730-1800 it`s Oromo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and nonish]. 13570, May 1 at 1747, CRI English, fair-good with YL conversation; // 13760 which is a few words behind, as they are respectively: Xi`an, and Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN. No more WINB on 13570.

13640, May 1 at 1746, CRI with Chinese lesson for Russians, good with flutter. This one is Urumqi, E.T.

13700, May 1 at 1758, good open carrier, 1800 CRI IS, ID in Mandarin and then in another tonal dialect, i.e. Chaozhou per Aoki, via Urumqi, E.T. EiBi abbr`s it CC which means, alternately romanized, “Chaochow (dialect of Min-Nan): China-Guangdong (10m), Thailand (1m) [nan]“. While standard Chinese in his system is M (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13820, May 1 at 1759, multiple pulse jamming vs nothing with R. Martí gone from here, but more jamming atop where it really is now, 13605.

5010-5040, May 2 at 0055, extent of splatter from 5025 R. Rebelde out to plus/minus 15 kHz, and QRMing its own leapfrog spur on 5010 mixing with 5040 RHC, the latter also too strong to be bothered by the splatter.

Today may be RHC`s 53rd anniversary, but that doesn`t mean they`ve got their act together yet — more and more anomalies:

6000, UT May 2 at 0100, no signal from RHC English; by 0103 the carrier is on, and by 0105 modulation, while // 6165 was on time.

9572 & 9588, May 2 at 0103, CRI relay on 9580 has some hum, and same pitch buzzy spurs 7 or 8 kHz above and below. The upper one is obvious, but the lower one is squeezed between 9570 Albania CRI relay, and 9575 Morocco.

12140, May 2 at 0114, RHC poor but readable here, 2 x 6070 which it matches, with 53rd anniversary talk. No harmonics audible on 12000, 12120 (blocked by uteblob), or 12330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HUNGARY. 18117-USB, May 1 at 2053, HA5AGS, Lájos, calling CQ and with quick contacts; suspect a contest tho no pileups here. Per
he is Lajos Veres, Rozsa U. 2., 1214 Budapest, Hungary
Name is pronounced LAH-yosh, as I know from my R. Budapest Hungarian lessons of yore. Nothing happening on 21 or 24 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) But see also SLOVENIA

** INDIA. 17670, May 1 at 1736, tone of about 1 kHz, plus some hum, fair with flutter; 1743 tone off and AIR IS starts; 1745 sign-on AIR GOS in English with this and several other frequencies to Africa; 1746 programme summary. Aoki shows this is 250 kW, 245 degrees from Delhi-Khampur site, and unlike other languages earlier on same, this one is *jammed by the ChiCom where too many people understand English now (but no jamming heard), even if aimed at Africa. This off-beam signal from the middle of the night in India on such a high band continues to seem unusual here; it does fade down by 1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN [and non]. 15355, May 2 at 0116, good signal in Arabic, RSO here instead of 9500 where it`s supposed to be after 0000 and where we usually hear it. 15355 is really the SSOB, stronger than 15160 Spain and than 15720 New Zealand, the only other 19m signals of any consequence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 2 at 0057, R. Chaski carrier with heavy splash from 5990 Cuba/China, but splash soon off leaving Urubamba alone until autocutoff at 0109:59* which is 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVENIA. 18114-USB, May 1 at 2049, S57DX calling CQ 17, quickly working KC9YWN, W5GJ, W2JGQ, and immediately knows each one by handle – presumably out of his computer log. I thought he was spelling his name as Clavko, which seemed odd, but
shows SLAVKO CELARC, OB IGRISCU 8, 1360 VRHNIKA, Slovenia, and has lots of photos, previously operating in Darfur and South Sudan. Seems to prefer 100-foot towers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17850, May 1 at 1735, RFI in French, but voicing-over a clip in German; no sign of CCI in Spanish, so REE is not on 17850 now, while it`s in well on 17715. I suppose they are still colliding 17850 after 1759, however. However2, did not get around to rechecking until 2045 when it was Spain only.

This previous log had a typo for the first time cited: should be 1759 UT, not 1859, here fixed:

17850, April 28 at 1759, REE IS, Spanish broadcast with CCI, 1800 timesignal and still CCI somewhat weaker than REE. This monumental failure of frequency coördination continues, as both Spain and FRANCE are registered on 17850: per HFCC, RFI in French at 17-20, and REE at 15-23, both daily. Aoki shows Spain on weekends only at 17-23, weekdays at 19-22, certainly not correct as this is Monday. Meanwhile there are plenty of open frequencies on the 16m band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1719 monitoring: shortly after my last report about WTWW running WORLD OF RADIO on 12105 at the unscheduled time of 0530 UT Thursday, when it was barely audible here, and that 12105 was back on at 1344 with Ted Randall`s `QSO` instead of Bibling — here`s WORLD OF RADIO again at 1530 UT Thursday and this time for sure it`s the new one, #1719. 12105 went off sometime after 1600 and not heard the rest of the day. Ted Randall is apparently programming #3 ad-hoc like his webcast which rotates QSO with ARNL, WOR. Maybe more tonight or tomorrow?

WOR 1719 also confirmed on WTWW-1, 9475, Thursday May 1 at 2100:58 with VG signal. Also confirmed on WWRB, 5050, UT Friday May 2 starting at 0328:22; about a minute later on webcast which is low-level but OK if you turn it up. 5050 was on around 0100 May 2, and BS only on 3185, not 9370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, May 2 at 0127 UT, loops north/south, sign-off refers to FM 105.7, “all oldies all the time“, and KKOJ; nice version of Star Spangled Banner by a cappella men`s choir (or maybe a smaller group, hard to tell in QRM) until 0129.

This is 5 kW direxional daytimer in Jackson MN, on I-90 next to the IA border with co-town Spirit Lake per website with program schedule:
where we see that “Your One and Oldies Music“ is the format on KRAQ FM, which of course is not signing off, while the AM is country. Sked shows off at 6:45 pm which needs to be updated now in May. In fact, per FCC AM Query, the last month with sundown at 6:45 was October when on CDT. 0130* UT is correct for May; 0200* UT in June & July. NRC Pattern Book shows a boomerang shape, with wings to the north and southwest; while FCC
is similar but not pulled in so much to the WNW, and we get a good bit of it to the SSW. Has a deep null toward the non-direxional not so far away in Marshalltown IA (and incidentally toward Fort Wayne IN)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0403 UT May 2

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