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Glenn Hauser logs November 16, 2015

** CHINA [non]. 11855, Nov 16 at 0715, fair signal in Chinese, but unsounds Mandarin, so Cantonese? No, scheduled as (Mandarin) Chinese from CRI via ALBANIA at 310 degrees right toward us, but at this wee hour, presumably intended only for NW Europe; het from R. Aparecida, BRAZIL, off-frequency circa 11856.2 getting creamed by this at 07-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Morning of Nov 16, RHC is finally implementing the B-15 frequency changes, from tentative schedule as in DXLD 15-43.

At 1421 bandscan Nov 16, RHC Spanish found on: 9550, 9640, 9710, 9820, 11760, 15370, 17580, 17730, 17750. NOT found any longer on 11860, 11950, 13740, 15730. New ones are: 9710, 17580, 17730 and 17750.

At 1504 and 1525 chex, of the on-ones above, these are now off: 17580, 9710, 9550. 16m is new in the mornings: 17730 is very good, 17580 good, and 17750 fair with hum. The single frequency scheduled to stay on midday is now 11760 at 12-19.

Watch out for 11670 to replace 11760 at 1900 in Arabic, 1930 in Creole, 2000 in English, 2100-2130 in French, aimed, where else? CHICAGO! And blocking access to All India Radio all across North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9760, Nov 16 at 0711 tune-in, immediate ID in American English, “No matter where you are, this is RN2“, and into a song, fair signal. I.e. JOZ7, Radio Nikkei 2, which is nominally in Japanese, per Aoki at 23-08, 50 kW, 50 degrees from Chiba-Nagara, suitable for North America. By this time after 4 pm JST, JOZ6, 6115 is also audiblizing, same power and beam (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. RF 2, Nov 16 at 1648 UT, my long-hours monitoring for sporadic E openings pays off again, way off-season, with signs of NTSC video. By 1653 I see a full-screen INFO 7 ID, so it`s XHTAU, Tampico, Tamaulipas; 1654 ad for SEARS (“say-ARSE“, but no audio MUF yet). 6m Es map now shows two contacts: TX to IN, and shortly, XE2 northern Mexico to Indiana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Nov 16 at 0713, Brother Scare via WRMI is inbooming, contrary to 3.5 hours earlier when 9955 was very poor S7. Makes one wonder if 9955 really stays on the 160 degree beam at all times, but maybe just a propagational fluke. Some other late nights, it`s almost inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1659 UT November 16

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