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Glenn Hauser logs August 1-2, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11780, August 2 at 0543, the huge defective RNA transmitter continues putting out extremely dirty distorted spurs, but at slightly greater displacements than before, approx. 32 kHz apart. Can`t pinpoint any carriers, but compared to adjacent signals and lowest-pitch sound of the spurs when tuning across, finds them about here: 11652, 11684, 11716, 11748; 11812, 11844, 11876, 11908, i.e. out to fourth orders. 11652 QRMs R. Dabanga, but 11876 is far enough away from 11870 WEWN now, as is 11716 from 11725 RNZI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7430, August 2 at 1427, poor signal in Japanese, i.e. CRI still propagating, 500 kW, 59 degrees also USward from Jinhua-Youbu 831 site per Aoki, on air this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11760, August 1 at 1831, RHC with VP signal in daytime absorption but I can re-reconfirm that the language is still Kriyol, not Portuguese.

9820, August 2 at 1422, RHC with fair-good signal, much better than usual on this frequency which is normally quite weak here; Aoki still shows no 9820, but ex-9830, abandoned months ago, at 11-13 only while RHC`s own sked only shows ex-9830 at 11-15.

So is 9820 on a different transmitter/antenna and deliberately extended to 15? Aoki shows at the same time Goa, Nanning, Xinjiang and São Paulo all on 9820, but the only QRM is a lite SAH, not LAH or AH, so that rules out Brazil and India, with Beibu Bay Radio the most likely victim, Commies vs Commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13850, August 2 at 0540, R. Cairo North American service tonight is not just open carrier/dead air, but now with an added rhumble! Much more interesting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13785, August 2 before and after 1400, VIRI Arabic again with whine/het which I suspect is self-imposed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710-, August 2 at 0558, big het with US stations closer to 710.0, so XEDP Chihuahua is on its off-frequency transmitter tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Bits of sporadic E, August 2 as the season is about over:

1528 UT on 2, fade-in for a minute or so, variety show with Televisa net-2 star bug in LR; also some signs of video during the next hour.

1628 on 2, musical show with either Gala swirl bug in UR, or more like Azteca 13.

1639 on 2, now it`s the Televisa net-9 Gala TV swirl bug UR. These fade-ins are not the rapid spurts of meteor scatter, but Es MUF barely poking above ch 2 video. Still in and out, mostly out, past 1648 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, August 2 at 0540, VON has fairly strong carrier but just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370, August 2 at 1420, Brother Scare`s day frequency via WWRB is absent, and this late can`t tell whether night frequency 3185 still be on air, for the most important broadcast of the week, live Sabbath service from The Tabernacle.

15420-, August 2 at 1453, however, BS via WBCQ is certainly on the air but making het with BBC Somali service via SOUTH AFRICA, now daily during this hour only, at pitch somewhere between E4 and F4 above Middle C, approx. 340 Hz. SENTECH is more likely to be closer to on-frequency, so that relatively puts WBCQ circa 15419.66 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, August 2 at 1455, neat old tunes on `The Talking [sic] Machine Show` from WWCR; frustratingly, Phil Patton gives the year the wax cylinder was made, 1916, but *not* the name of the song nor the composer, nor performer! The next one is faded out at 1459 before there can be another incomplete outro, let alone a program closing. Host is an engineer, not an experienced announcer, yet this is the only WWCR show worth listening to on WWCR. They still haven`t put up an August program schedule, but the latest dated June 20 shows for TTMS: Sat 1000 4840, Sat 1430 15825, Sat 2300 9350, Mon 0400 4840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

NOTE: I hate to be so negative in continually reporting technical flaws of various stations (Brazil, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria this time), or operational anomalies, but *someone* has to hold stations accountable for doing their jobs to at least a minimum level of competency; and other monitors seldom track these problems for some reason. These are not to be ignored since they impact innocent bybroadcasters, reflect extremely poorly on the overall images of the countries involved, and on the MW or SWBC medium itself. I would like nothing better than to have no such items to report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1653 UT August 2

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