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Glenn Hauser logs March 5, 2016

** ALASKA [and non]. 9680, March 5 at 1537, two stations mixing about equally, Russian talk, and music. Russian is 300 degrees from KNLS; music is 270 degrees from Yamata, Radio Japan in Japanese (the China radio war on 9680 is all over at 1400). No doubt this collision is even worse in their Asian target areas; yet another example of self-defeating frequency mismanagement by World Christian Broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 4835, March 5 at 1358, no signal at all from VL8A, Alice Springs; yet 60m still has carriers or more on frequencies from all the usual Asian areas, East Turkistan, India, Tibet, Indonesia, China, an hour+ after sunrise here 1256 UT. Could ABC NT have reactivated night frequency 2310? Too late now even to bother to check for that; or just off. Earlier tomorrow, also need to probe alternate frequency 3230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17580, March 5 at 1551, strong open carrier/dead air from RHC since not turned off at 1500 as scheduled, while 17730 & 17750 run until 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Received this e-QSL for the CZ QRP beacon I heard on March 3 at 1435 UT on 11428.3:
accompanied by this message at 0120 UT March 5:

“Hi Glenn, Thanks for your logging on the Free Radio Weekly. It’s very satisfying for me that you found my beacon just by tuning around. Attached is your e-QSL, and some photos. The rig is based around the versatile 74HC240 chip, and a design by N7KSB:
I’ve also attached the design of the keying circuit. This year the 380 mW beacon has been heard as far away as Utah and France. (At the moment it’s off the air, as I have to recharge the 12 AH battery). Thanks, Z“

Thanks very much to Channel Z! I tried again March 5 at 1540 but was not hearing it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9930.0, March 5 at 1354, gospel music at S9, so T8WH is back on frequency, following previous log: 9929.928, Feb 28 at 1415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 12035, March 5 at 1545, South Asian song, heavy flutter, S9 to S5. Aoki shows at 1530-1600 it`s AWR in Marathi, 345 degrees via Trincomalee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17895, Sat March 5 at 1549, it`s Hyper Heather, so must be VOA with `Music Time in Africa`, but only poor-fair, listed as 100 kW, 100 degrees from SÃO TOMÉ during this hour. After 1600 switch to Vatican for another bihour of English, per Aoki, 17895 is *jammed, 250 kW at 145 degrees from SMG, but too much signal must be getting into ESL China, where the ChiCom do not credit their subjects with any freedom to listen to America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Further dead air chex of WTWW-1: 5830, March 5 at 0653, still at 1355. After *another* day frequency QSY, 9475 is also DA March 5 at 1454 — but finally at 1535 check, a rumbly PPPP has resumed modulating out of the grave. So that makes at least 38 hours of nothing, 3800 kWh wasted (axually much more as 100 kW is only the nominal output). Perhaps a human responsible for this should at least have his pay docked for the cost of that much electricity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 15545, March 5, I tune in early for another check of the messups SMG has been accomplishing instead of broadcasting R. Tamazuj and R. Dabanga. *1454.3 carrier on, and still no modulation past 1500 so I`m apprehensive as normal sign-on starts at 1459. But R. Tamazuj does speak up at 1500:50, opening with numerous IDs, and still going past 1510, so back in business today.

15545, 1530 March 5, still on now too, for Radio Dabanga (and the Sudanese tone jammer against nothing is JB reaudible on 15550). Dabanga also on // 13800 via MADAGASCAR but not synchronized. Recheck at 1613, having switched site to VATICAN as well, now 13800 is matching 15545 for the final semihiour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4766.0, March 5 at 1359, JBA carrier, not 4765. Obvious first guess would be Tajik Radio mispunch; Dushanbe sunset was at 1322, so grayline barely possible, an hour after sunrise here. But All India Radio has a far greater track record of wrong-frequenciness, so it might as well be one of their stations, the closests being 4760 Leh or Port Blair; 4775 Imphal. Hope someone else caught it. Many 60m JBA carriers still detectable on correct AIR frequencies, not including 4760 or 4775 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1837 UT March 5

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