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Glenn Hauser logs August 22-23, 2015

** ANGUILLA. 1610 kHz, Aug 23 at 0059, MW bandscan finds PMS quite audible, and synchro with 5935 WWCR, 6090 Anguilla, all taking exactly same satellite feed. ~7.5 SAH with something else on 1610, TIS or CHHA? Pre-sunset here, which will be 0113, now earlying at the rate of 9 minutes per week, soon to be 10 as we close in on Equinox. Recheck at 0137: not heard (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, Aug 23 at 0131, again NO signal from RA, while 15240 is a JBA carrier, and 15720 RNZI is poor at S6. But RA is likely really AWOL again from 17840, as at 1307, corresponding night frequency 9580 is also absent for the second day, while at 1312, 12085 and JBA // 12065 are still on during `Sunday Night` religion discussion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815 & 11745 & 11710, Aug 23 at 0116, crackling spurs from 11780 RNA/RNB are still/again here, atop music from R. Brasil Central on 11815 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9503-9530 & 9540-9562 approx., Aug 23 at 0121, RHC 9535 transmitter again radiating buzz field above and below, peaking around 9546 and 9524 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, Sunday Aug 23 at 1313, RHC playing love song “Mujer“, about her smelling like citrus, then into mailbag. Meanwhile, 13605 R. Martí is also playing a romantic song atop jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 11580, Aug 23 at 0144, RFI English hour via WRMI is discussing teaching Arabic to Algerians in France, controversy about whether it should be Standard, Classical, or colloquial where each Algerian city has its own dialect. I`d say it`s about time the Arabs got together on this issue; fat chance. 0149 on to a report about Madras Day in Chennai.

Since WRMI picked up these relays a few weeks ago with little publicity, nor from RFI itself, may I suggest that people let RFI know that they value hearing their English broadcasts to and from North America! Current WRMI sked shows 01-02 daily except UT Mondays on 11580; also Mon & Tue 21-22 on 15770. These are playbacks of RFI`s final English produxion each day at 16-17.

RFI`s own website lists FM relays in Africa and Jamaica, but no mention by itself of the WRMI relays! It does acknowledge the 06-07 UT direct broadcast to Africa on 13725; I guess it still exist altho not checked or heard lately at that inconvenient time. It`s registered thru end of A-15, altho RFI is one station which still does make some S-seasonal changes in September.
http://www.english.rfi.fr/node/15357/#fmanchor
also has mail from listeners dating back to 2010. Only one from John Figliozzi, late July 2015, mentions WRMI 15770, but no 11580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [and non]. Sat Aug 22 at 2330 UT I am checking 846 and 1368 kHz on the UTwente SDR, as WORLD OF RADIO has been reported on those frequencies previously at this time, via some station and Challenger Radio taking the webfeed of IPAR (International Public Access Radio), a service of NEXUS-IBA a.k.a. IRRS, based in Milano. I do hear WOR starting at 2334 on IPAR`s webcast, but several random chex of both MW frequencies are unproductive. 846 has adjacent splatter from something but Italian language is occasionally heard. Seems to be // 1368 where there is an Italian call-in show, mixed with English, maybe Manx Radio, but certainly BBC Five Live as heard IDing at 0000 (only low-power outlets listed). Back to IPAR at 0002 Aug 23: found WOR off already with music playing, despite late start so at least the last minute must have been chopped off. Will the same happen Sunday at 2100 UT? More reliable next chances are Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580, UT Mon 0300v on
Area 51 WBCQ 5110v, UT Mon 0330 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 11665, Aug 23 at 1310, RTM, informal YL chat mentions “Inilah“ and at 1311 “megahertz“; poor-fair, but better on band than the CNR1 jammers today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday Aug 23 at 0121, The Mighty KBC has only fair signal peaking at S8 via GERMANY. Mike Cooper reminds us that the website reminds us that from September they move back down to 7375, which they probably wish they had done last week when geomag storm reduced it to virtually nothing on 9 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

A note was posted on the Mighty KBC’s news page yesterday saying it is moving to 7375 kHz beginning September 6 for its three-hour 0000 Sundays broadcast. The station has been using 9925 since May 3 (Mike Cooper, GA, Aug 22, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Aug 23 at 0103, pirate music at S9+20, still at 0120 with blues, 0135 missed ID and into SSTV until 0137*. Numerous logs here from further east, even Italy,
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,23083.0.html
say it was Wolverine Radio, in keeping with strong signal level they typically achieve, including several captures of the SSTV displaying a royal flush. Also only three posts (duplicates?) here:
http://freeradiocafe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5720
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.16-AM, Aug 23 at 0104, JBA carrier from presumed Liquid Radio pirate, which seems to be on the air every night, but to no avail here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 23 at 0104, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0106:04.5* which is 5.5 seconds later than last night, as the precessive slippage rolls on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 23 at *0114:10 JBA carrier comes on from SLBC; 0114:45.5 music starts; 0115:18.5 the 2+1 mistimesignal ends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5109.7-CUSB, Aug 23 at 0109, WBCQ is back on this transmitter instead of the 5110.0-AM one last night; during presumed `The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show` from Area 51 as scheduled this UT Sunday hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 23 at 0142, VOV is very poor, only S1 detectable via Woofferton. Heading toward autumn, this band from Europe is becoming less and less reliable; will they wait another bimonth until end of October to go back to 6175? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1551 UT August 23

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