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Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29-30-31, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855, March 28 at 2358, R. Tirana IS and off, no QRM at end of Albanian hour to N America. Afterwards, a JBA carrier, presumably IBB Kuwait and/or Chicom jamming scheduled for following hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 30 at 1359:30 Bangladesh Betar IS is very poorly audible, and 5+1 mis-timesignal ends at 1400:25.5.

15505, also March 31 at 1359 one play of 10-note IS is VP, before mis-timesignal ending at 1400:27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BELARUS. {not a log, yet, but in case you haven`t heard —} 11730, R. Belarus, is allegedly having its SW, MW and LW transmitters closed down permanently at local midnight, 2100 UT March 31. I never have any luck hearing this but will try one last time. On Thursdays, 2000-2020 in Spanish, 2020- in English normally until 2200, and // 11930 which no way is going to make it past Cuban jamming and Radio Martí (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1819, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD [and non]. 6165, March 29 at 0548, can still detect another slightly offset carrier under RHC, presumed RNT. Also March 30 at 0546, fast SAH from understation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7405, March 30 at 0550, wall of noise jamming against nothing, since R. Martí no longer uses this frequency overnight. It is on 7365, which is atop lite pulse jamming, normally reserved for standby situations.

11930, March 30 at 0557, mixed in with the wall-of-noise jamming against nothing are those irregular beeps again, this time only two at a time, the first one longer, i.e. like N in Morse code. Then some are strung together like C in Morse. With BFO, pitches change as they are slightly displaced away from 11930.00. 11930, March 31 at 0642, I am again hearing some N`s amid noise.

13605, March 31 at 1423 RM VG with no jamming, wall-of-noise still stuck on ex-frequency 13820; other RM frequency 11930, however, is totally buried in jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17630, March 31 at 1407, CRI English discussing how to prevent suicides in Beijing subways, S9 with deep fades, so is it Urumqi or Bamako, MALI? Yes, once again this A-season, both are registered at 14-15 on 17630, but I`m sure I`m getting Urumqi, while other list-loggers will imagine Mali. At 12-14 it`s only Urumqi, and at 15-16 it`s only Bamako (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GOA. 9810, March 30 at 1241, OK carrier but modulation is a big motorboating sound, off at 1243. Not bleed from 9805, no jamming yet against Martí. I bet it`s the defective transmiter in GOA: yes, HFCC shows 250 kW, 120 degrees from Panaji at 1100-1245 in Tamil and Telugu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 11705, March 29 at 1406, NHK World Radio Japan, good at S9+10. A-16 English schedule shows several changes; from HFCC:
0500, 5975 UK, 11970 France
1100, 11695 Singapore [new time] (+Fri only token DRM 9765 UK)
1200 broadcast is GONE!
1400, 11705 Palau, 15735 Uzbekistan
1800, 9755 South Africa
1930, 9645 Japan, 9710 Vatican [NEW time]

11705, again March 31 at 1418, S9-S6, about transmitting Korean culture to Japan; JBA carrier on 15735 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1819, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, March 31 at 1355, very poor signal, talk maybe in English, as expected on Thursday from Sea Breeze/Shiokaze, JAPAN, on new frequency ex-7400 as first reported by Ron Howard. Still a carrier at 1401, as there may be some extended broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, March 30 at 1346, Denge Kurdistanye with Kurdish talk, 1350 some music plus hum, 1359 music, 1400 back to talk; 1416 still talking with hum, and S9 to S9+10, compared to S8-S9 at tune-in; still much weaker than 11860, YEMEN [non], S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1819, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9535, March 28 at 2335, usual poor signal from RHC, but maybe there is some CCI under it, the otherwise yet unconfirmed Chinese hour of MWV, 55 degrees to E Asia.

9600, March 28 at 2359, JBA carrier, cuts off and on and off and on, apparently stays from 0001.4 March 29, 0003 very poor talk audible. Presumably MWV English hour to central Africa in middle of their night, but much weaker than their other broadcasts I am monitoring. Also March 30 at 0037, JBA carrier and traces of talk.

David Kernick, UK, heard it much better March 31. It seems this hour identifies quite differently from the others in English as “African Pathways Radio“ — “Madagascar World Voice was observed signing-on at 0000 UT on 31 March 2016 on 9600 kHz, as follows: “From the beautiful region of the Indian Ocean, this is Your New Life Station [I take that capitalisation from references on the KNLS website “What’s Going On?” page] This transmission starts in one minute”. After promised minute of the ‘Chariots of Fire’ IS (as used by KNLS) came their signature tune and introductory announcement: “From the top of the world and from the beautiful region of the Indian Ocean, this is Your New Life Station, broadcasting over the air and online”. It seems that World Christian Broadcasting’s new station identification varies according to language and target area“.

17640, March 29 at 1800, sufficient signal in English, excited host about first week on air, thankfully brief vuvuzela blast from African Pathways Radio.

17640, March 30 at 1857, sign-off announcement mentions only this 18 on 17640 and 04 broadcast on 9480, which we have found to be duplicates, as the other English broadcasts are not from “African Pathways“; brief OC and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non non]. 17765, March 29 at 1917, Brother Scare is S9+40 here, and also on 17815 only S9+10, and one second ahead of 17765, so two different sites? No, HFCC A-16 shows both as WHRI. They replace 17530 and 17610 in B-15. Full span registered to these, not necessarily all in use: 17815 at 19-21, 250 kW at 85 degrees; 17765 at 18-22, 250 kW at 315 degrees. Meanwhile, BS also on 17790 WRMI, S9+10 but very undermodulated. At 2022 recheck, 17815 is off, 17765 still on and 17790 also off, early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WRMI

** SPAIN. 17855, March 30 at 1900, REE is VG at S9+30, timesignal and discuss in Spanish English league football (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15553, March 31 at 1358, JBA carrier, smax of yet another frequency change of Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN, and/or ChiCom jamming. I bet Ivo has it in his latest update – yes, as of March 31:
1345-1400 on 15553 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1400-1415 on 15553 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

** TURKEY. 15450.053, March 30 at 1245, very poor signal with trace of modulation, i.e. VOT on A-16 frequency allegedly in English, and yes, like ex-12035+ an hour later, this one is also off-frequency high. By 1309 has improved to S1 during music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9650, March 29 at 0150, 0200, 0255 and 0320 chex, NO signal from BBCWS in English, as heard the night before, so evidently it was a mistake (by SENTECH? Or a test, from Woofferton?).

But it had happened before, as reported by Mark Taylor, WI in the NASWA Flashsheet: “9650, UNKNOWN. BBC, 0157, 3/21/16. Series of promos for BBC, Time pips, teaser for “Forum” program, news; QRM from likely Turkey in SS under. Fair“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1819, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17530, March 31 at 1408, S9+20 steady open carrier, no doubt Greenville testing before 1700-1830 broadcast in English as now scheduled, so now we do have a chance at excellent VOA reception off the back at midday. 17530 had been occupied by WHRIBS in B-season. Besides 1700-1830 via GB, VOA is also using 17530 from other sites at 1300-1700, 1830-1930, and again GB in French at 1930-2030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15630, Tue March 29 at 1922, African language good signal until 1930* “VOA, Washington“ ID and off. HFCC shows this is Tigrigna, 300 kW at 126 degrees from Woofferton UK, M-F at 1900-1930, following daily 1800-1900 Amharic, and M-F 1730-1800 Oromo. Why can`t they say “VOA, Woofferton“?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1818 monitoring: confirmed Mon March 28 at 2335 on WBCQ 9330-CUSB, slightly on the lo side. Also confirmed Tue March 29 from 2329:43 on 9329.95-CUSB. This almost daily transmission is habitually starting a bit before 2330 now. (By 0015 recheck during Blalock the Blaster, has drifted up to 9329.985.)

Also confirmed Wed March 30 from 1315:32 on WRMI 9955, sufficient, no jamming. A couple seconds of music intervened after the gh ID at 1315:00. Also confirmed Wed March 30 on WBCQ webcast, between ID and start of WOR at 2100, a bit of noise and sounds like the words “I`ve yet“. Also on 7489.91 at 2128 check, but very poor now in noise level. (At 2329 recheck during `The Next Chapter`, drifted to 7489.83.) WOR also confirmed Wed March 30 after 2330 on 9330.00-CUSB.

Tim Gaynor`s low power station in NSW, Unique Radio on 3210, has added WORLD OF RADIO, four airings each weekend as included below.

WORLD OF RADIO 1819: ready for first airings Thu March 31 and confirmed at 1152 on 9955, S9+10:
Thu 1130   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2100   WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830   Unique Radio 3210
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW [ex-0730] Sat 0700   Unique Radio 3210
Sat 1400   Unique Radio 3210
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW [ex-1530] Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830   Unique Radio 3210
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, March 29 at 0550, WRMI again with eclectic music concert this hour instead of BS, S9+10; 0553 Hawai`ian song.

11530, March 31 at 0645, BS is very poor but matchable to very strong 7570, and about equal to weak 11580, so for A-16, WRMI has resumed 11530 after experimenting with it a couple weeks ago, replacing 11920? Yes, per sked grid dated March 27, 11530 is #4 at 22-12 UT including 00-01 Taiwan in Spanish, 01-02 Fámily Radio in Spanish; elsewhen nothing but BS and paired at 12-22 UT with day frequency 17790, both at 160 degrees (the other Taiwán relay hour is 03-04 on 5985).

9955 & 11580, once again March 31 at 1416, both with music instead of BS (who is on 11565, etc., etc., etc.) and not the same music: 9955 in Mideastern at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7489.87-AM, UT Wed March 30 at 0016, on WBCQ, TimTron is hosting a show explaining how frustrating grinding crystals can be, which he has had to do for new frequency 5130 ex-5110 in “transmitter-2“. Apparently there are two of those, or two exciters, BC-610 and FT-243. As I have wondered, why not use frequency synthesizers? He says, KISS, xtals require one tube or transistor, rather than a rack or even a room of equipment.

He also hopes to get 3250 up soon, like in two weeks. He was working on it Saturday, but the Q was too low, leading to risk of harmonic radiation; fixing that. Had high voltage flashover problems, would not work, so he quit for the time being.

Trying to do call-in, but phone wouldn`t work at first since it was still forwarding to Allan in Florida. Unclear whether this was really live or a playback but scheduled for UT Wed 00-01 is an Allan Weiner Worldwide repeat. 0100 cut abruptly to Brother Scare, so probably a playback (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, March 29 at 1920, no signal from WMLK, while neighbor 9265 WINB is S8. Seems reactivated WMLK is appearing less and less; why bother at all with sesquidecade-old stuff? Because that doesn`t stop lots of other gospel huxters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, March 29 at 1931, usual sole gospel huxter John Hill, defunct, on WJHR. Haven`t noticed it for some time, unsure whether irregular operation or skip has been too long beyond Milton FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250 // 6070 // 3975, March 30 at 0548, Latinish mass from Vatican Radio now audible on all three, azimuths respectively 26, 326, 330, continuing to collide unnecessarily with CFRX 6070 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4766.0, re the unID carrier I have logged several times, we can forget about it as a broadcaster. Ron Howard reports:

“4766.0, strong open carrier at 1144 on March 28. Jim Young (Calif.) informed me today “Have been listening to this O/C for hours this AM while working. Ever-so-often, I hear the tell-tale RTTY come on — very infrequently! Still at 1436.” Thanks to Jim for solving the mystery! Afraid I did not have the patience to listen to this OC for hours (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100′ long wire, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)“

Walt Salmaniw, BC, adds on March 29: “More on the mystery 4766. I’m hearing it for hours after LSR. It seems identical to the signal on 3287. I now think it’s from this side of the Pacific. 100% not India. Way too strong. That’s it from Masset! 73, Walt“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1819, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11460-USB, March 30 at 1312, presumed Indonesian QSO pirate with some vocal music off and on, 1313 sounds like country song in English. 1317 another song fragment, 1324 C&W still, and 1343. Meanwhile others less musical are at neat 5-kHz intervals as if these channels are well-planned: 11405, 11410, 11425, 11440, 11450. And everyone is on-frequency making for easy tuning at 1- or 5-kHz steps.

More of this on March 31 at 1410: 11425 stands out, with pileups of competing vocal noises, some verging on singing past 1414, 1425. Others active on 11405, 11410, 11415, 11440, 11450, 11455, 11465-music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1908 UT March 31

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