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Glenn Hauser logs May 4-6, 2014

** ANGOLA. 4949.78 approx., May 6 at 0102, off-frequency carrier detectable most evenings is a bit stronger, with some talk and a Luso rather than Brazilian accent, as expected from RNA, 0104 music; still more talk at 0131, yet very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [and non]. 11710.58 approx., May 6 at 0111, RAE in presumed Japanese, with big het from Egypt 11709.94 approx. Narrow bandwidth to the hi side helps, but there is so little modulation from Cairo that I can still hear RAE even tuning to the lo side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, May 6 at 0109, another night with RHC unable to get this English frequency going on time: carrier is on, but dead air, and then it drops off the air for several split seconds. 6165 is OK. By 0114, 6000 staying on and undermodulating; 0138 up to sufficient modulation.

13740 is missing, May 6 at 0128, supposed to be in Spanish from 21 to 04 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, May 6 at 0120, no signal from R. Cairo supposed to be in Spanish. 9965 in Arabic has good signal; 12070 in Spanish very good signal level, but extremely distorted modulation; 11710- just barely modulated in presumed Spanish hetting ARGENTINA, q.v. HFCC shows all these are Abis site, but it has no monopoly over Abu Zabaal when it comes to severe transmission defects (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475 fair and 9420 good, May 6 at 0117, Greek music from Elleniki Radiophonia; nothing on other 9, 11 or 15 MHz channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 7280, May 6 at 0116, Mideast music at first with a Qur`anish tinge, very poor amid heavy QRhaM. Helps a lot to tune USB only with narrow bandwidth on the PL-880. It`s only R. Farda, 0030-0400, 250 kW, 105 degrees from Nauen, GERMANY, per HFCC and Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, May 5 at 0523, poor signal with drumming and fluting, sounds native-American, so XEPPM is on later than usual 0500* not only with carrier but undermodulation too. Worst QRM is from second-adjacent supersig of WHRI 6175 with Vietnam relay splattering; Brasil 6180 betwixt quite insignificant now.

At 0532, WHRI is off, so RNA gets to ACI Radio Educación all by itself, and XEPPM is still on with ID for 1060 running 100,000 watts of potency, webcast, no mention of SW now, but of significant date 5 de mayo; and I can barely make a // on 1060 which is supposed to be only 20,000 watts at night, vs dominant presumed WLNO New Orleans, if not KIJN Farwell (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 6 at 0100, R. Chaski carrier and some modulation, until cutoff at 0110:21.5* which is 10.5 seconds later than May 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11975, May 4 at 1955, weird music until off with no announcement at 1956.5*, whence? Back on at *1957 with RRI IS. HFCC shows both RRI, going from Romanian to French on same 300 kW, 285 degree beam from Galbeni, so why any break? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 6 at 0115, missed the carrier-on, SLBC already in music but I don`t miss the 2+1 mistimesignal ending at 0115:18.5, opening Hindi; very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1719 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday May 5 at 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB, and webcast. Next: Tuesday 1100 & Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955; Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Monday May 5 at 0305 I notice that Ted Randall`s Sunday-night country-music request show is still running on WTWW-2; unknown what times it starts and stops, but Brother Scare will surely resume before long. Nothing on WTWW-3, 12105 this time.

12105 remains mostly off the air, such as May 5 at 1339 check, no Bibling. I`m told that the tentative date for that to resume on an expanded schedule with many more languages than before, is May 22. Meanwhile, it seems Ted may turn it on with own programming unpredictably, even WORLD OF RADIO as heard twice last Thursday. I also heard that WOR appeared sometime circa 2330 UT Sunday May 4 on 5085; did anyone log that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5109.74-CUSB, May 6 at 0149 check during AWWW, measuring off-frequencies, after re-calibration with WWV 5000.000, the DX-398 finds WBCQ approximately here (meaning the final digit is iffy). Early in the hour, Allan was preaching about Easter, so maybe a recent show unless from 2013y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 850, May 6 at 0144 UT, organ music from NE/SW, vs Rockies BB from the NW = KOA. Surely it`s LCMS` KFUO Clayton (St Louis) MO, altho May official FCC sunset there is 0100 UT. IIRC, KFUO gets to stay on until LSS in Denver, which is 0200 UT now. Can`t find anything at AM Query for KFUO about this, however. 0145 UT organ music fades or cuts off?

Meanwhile at 0146 UT, KOA pauses to promote “Talkradio 6-30, K-How“ which was once a competitor, but now both are owned by Citicasters Licenses, Inc. Like me, never heard of that company? It`s a big `un, with several other Denver stations and all over the country:
perhaps with some more that aren`t streamers.

Also, while looking up KOA at FCC, I see that they have a CP for a 10 kW ND aux/backup site at a quite different location to the north and west of the main one, which means closer in to the city of Denver.

When nulling KFUO to get KOA, I am also hearing a weaker station in English underneath; it`s too early for Tacoma, so presumably one of several stations after dark in the South. My streetlight ignites at *0137 UT with a clear sky, 14 minutes after Enid sunset at 0123*, cooling a 102-degree day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0415 UT May 6

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