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Spain: REE resumes foreign languages on SW

Confirmation last night of the very welcome return of foreign languages on shortwave from Radio Exterior de Espana. REE English was heard here last night (29 October) at 2300-2330 UTC followed by French starting at 2330 UTC on 9690 and 12030 – only 9690 audible here with 12030 very weak. Towards the end of the programme several songs about radio …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 30, 2018

** CANADA. 385 kHz, Oct 30 at 0604, dash and NDB ID as QV, which is 100 watts from Yorkton, Sask.; so my unID as YV was a miscopy (Q and Y are opposites in Morse). 366 kHz, Oct 30 at 0605, dash and NDB ID as YMW, which is 500 watts at Maniwaki, Quebec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 28-29-30, 2018

** AUSTRALIA. 9740, Oct 29 at 1457, `Spotlight Radio` in special English, S9-S6, outro ref to www.radioenglish.net and 1459 RBA sign-off until 1400 tomorrow. Spotlight uses English teaching as an evangelical ploy, to worm their way into learning minds. Het from another carrier overlaps just before 1500, i.e. AWR SRI LANKA, q.v. And, remember when 9740 was a signature frequency …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 28, 2018

** CANADA. 388 kHz, Oct 28 at 0650 UT, beacon MM and dash, which means it`s Canadian. Classaxe.com shows 125 watts at Fort McMurray, northern Alberta. 2478 km = 1540 statute miles. 382 kHz, Oct 28 at 0652 UT, beacon YPL, which is a regular here from Pickle Lake, Ontario, 1000 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 27-28, 2018

** CUBA. 6060, Oct 27 at 0509, this RHC English is off; but nominal on 6165, 6100, 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 7360, Oct 27 at 2249, RHC Spanish in huge distorted blob, best audible in AM mode, not FM or SSB. The 7330 transmitter *way* out of whack. Had the …

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FTIOM & UBMP Oct 28-Nov 3

(Scheduling note: Both FTIOM and UBMP will maintain the same transmission times in UTC for Channel 292 and Space Line for the coming season. WBCQ’s schedule is keyed to Eastern Standard TIme US, and the UTC for those transmissions will change accordingly as of November 4.) From the Isle of Music, October 28-November 3: No interviews this week, rather we …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 26, 2018

** CHINA. 5965, Oct 26 at 2323, S7-S8 of CNR1 echo-jamming, against IBB Tibetan via Kuwait this hour only, unheard or buried. Best signal from China on band, must be grayline (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CHINA [and non]. 15600, Oct 26 at 2313, VP YL in Brazuguese, one of few signals on band, CRI about 3 seconds …

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Updates from Syria and Yemen Radios

*********SYRIA********* So far, Radio Damascus is active on 567 kHz from Adra/Damascus and 783 kHz from Besira/Tartous Today, I noticed that it’s active again on 936 kHz as well, from Homs/Ter Maela transmission facility Recent news stated that 85% of Homs’s northern suburbs “where the transmitter is located” had been energized. The Syrian regime regained control over that area recently …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 25-26, 2018

** CHINA [and non]. 15565, Oct 25 at 0008, CNR1 jammer(s) with flutter, mixing with one or two other signals: VOA Chinese via THAILAND scheduled this hour only. 15320, Oct 25 at 0009, CNR1 Chinese // 15565, S9-S7 with flutter and clearly one signal. VOA Chinese via Philippines scheduled, unheard. 17560, Oct 25 at 0010, CNR1 Chinese // 15320. Also …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 23-24, 2018

** CHINA. 9745, Oct 24 at 2018, S6-S8 and one of the better extracontinental signals on band is Firedragon music, vs no victim audible, i.e. RFA Chinese via Kuwait at 19-21. Both of them should blow away poor Bahrain if it`s really 24/7 on 9745, never heard anywhen here. BTW, this portion of Firedragon included a drone which almost sounded …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 21-22-23, 2018

** CUBA. 13740, Oct 22, less than two minutes of overlap today between RHC Spanish music and CRI English news, 1400-1401:50, adding up to S9+30/40. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Oct 22 at 1356 check, Radio Nigeria, Kaduna is VG S9+20 thisaway with African music, so how is it in …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2018

** GERMANY [non]. Despite their best efforts to do away with SW, reducing to only 5 strategic Afro/Asian languages, not including English or German, DW English is back on SW! see USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** OKLAHOMA. Bill Hepburn`s tropo maps for 1200 & 1500 UT Oct 20 show a level 5 = strong blob centered …

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