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Glenn Hauser logs April 21-22, 2019

** ALGERIA [non]. 9655, April 21 at 2152, French, not Arabic and certainly not Qur`an from RTA relay via FRANCE, contrary to this:

“SWLDXBulgaria News April 6-7 (publications №19126-№19150)Reception of Telediffusion d’Algerie on April 6:
2100-2159 9655 ISS 500 kW / 160 deg to CEAf Arabic Holy Quran px“

About equal to another French signal on 9650, GUINEA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, April 21 at 2158, RHC Spanish, S9+40 but distorted, more so than // 11760 with degraded program audio. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5900, April 22 at 0541, LA music poor S9, undermodulated. Something new from Bulgaria? No! It`s a new leapfrog from RHC, // 6100 over 6000, which are S9+40 and S9+30 respectively, another 100 kHz lower. This means that 6100 and 6000 now have to be from the same transmitter site among the three employed by RHC. Contrary to Ivo:

0500-0600 on 5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba English
0500-0600 on 6000 QVC 250 kW / 010 deg to ENAm English
0500-0600 on 6060 BAU 100 kW / 010 deg to ENAm English
0500-0600 on 6100 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm English
0500-0600 on 6165 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm English

Recently it had been clear that 6000 was the odd one out, often closing earlier than the others, but now 6000 must be Bauta, or 6100 must have switched to Quivicán.

Another way to compare sites is whether there be an echo between different frequencies, but I have been reluctant to draw such conclusions as a slight delay could also occur between receivers due to DSP. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15410, April 22 at 1419, Chinese at S5-S8 with flutter, OOFSOB, stronger than similar signal on 15590, CRI English. Aoki/NDXC shows 15410 this hour only is CRI Chinese via Kashi-Saiba site. Per HFCC both are on 500 kW 308-degree beams, but 15590 is Urumqi instead.

15110, April 22 at 1419, also Chinese at S7-S9, but not // 15410 since this is CNR1 jamming or VOA Chinese this hour only via Philippines.

9180, April 22 at 1432, Chinese at S3-S6 seems // 15110 and not 15410, i.e. CNR1 jammer here vs Sound of Hope, Taiwan. This is the only WOOB jammer found in a 9.0-15.0 MHz bandscan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13735, April 22 at 1417, S6-S8 of dead air — HFCC shows it has to be VIRI in Russian at 1320-1420, 500 kW, 336 degrees also USward from Sirjan. Was the whole hour dead, or finished a bit early? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 9700, April 22 at 0534, VG S9+10/20, SSOB in English, BBCWS programme relay about waste management. RNZI QSY from 9630 as I recommended due to Brasil 9630.50v het — but which tonight is a JBA carrier all by itself. Schedule now shows this as first day of new frequency, 0459-0658, and no other changes:

For a fleeting moment at tune-in, I wondered if this were Romania, which has been here in past. It`s still sked on 9700-AM for 0600-0630 German, which could well be a collision problem, unchecked here yet. (RRI 0530 English is on 6015, 7325-DRM, 15410, 17760) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9560, April 22 at 1429, S3-S5 open carrier, soon starting upbeat theme music and Japanese announcement. Aoki shows Furusato no Kaze for North Korean abductees, from Tamsui district (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, April 22 at 1412, K6FRC beacon from Patterson, California is JBA vs CODAR. I check the 13550-13570 HIFER band just about every day, and this is the first time K6FRC or any other beacon has been detected since Feb 20 and before that Dec 19. Notice how close these are to two-month intervals, so I wonder if K6FRC be only sporadically active. How about all the others listed — on and not propagating, or off? That other Californian, with 100 kW, KVOH would surely be audible if on 13 MHz band now instead of stuck 4+ MHz higher on 17775; but target is beyond OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1978 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 21 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, very poor S7-S8.

Also confirmed UT Monday April 22 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, VG S9+10/20; preceded at 0129 by very outdated ID as “Son-power Radio on 5850, 7475, 9395“!

Also confirmed UT Monday April 22 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, fair

Also confirmed UT Monday April 22 from 0302 on Area 51 webcast — but checking WBCQ 5130.42v at 0320, vs storm noise from Kansas, S9+10 of dead air! Was entire WOR thus? Recheck webcast and still running OK there.

Also confirmed UT Monday April 22 after 0330 on WRMI 9955, poor S6-S7.

1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions, April 30+] 2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [or 1979?] 2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [NEW; or 1979?]

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 5085, April 22 at 0132, WTWW-2 with S9+40 of dead air; awaken, Ted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT April 22

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