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Glenn Hauser logs February 16-17, 2017

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, Feb 17 at 0213 check, RNA/RNB is off again tonight. What`s wrong? A few months ago there were rumors that this SW station was endangered. There had not been any audible technical issues lately. How about it, Lúcio Haeser in Brasília, or other radioescutas? First RAE gone from Argentina, now this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX …

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A Reprieve for Radio Australia?

A reprieve for shortwave? by Barclay White February 16, 2017 http://www.sheppnews.com.au/2017/02/16/74225/a-reprieve-for-shortwave The shortwave broadcast station which beamed Radio Australia to the Pacific from Shepparton could be coming back online. South Australian senator Nick Xenophon earlier this week introduced a bill to parliament, which if passed would force the ABC to bring back shortwave broadcasts. The ABC shut down international shortwave …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 16, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 16 at 0706, NO signal from RNA/RNB. It`s normally one of the best on 25m at this hour, after RNZI 11725. Yet weakie Brazies` carriers are detectable on 11854.9+, 11764.62. Then I check RNA`s other frequency 6180 and find only a JBA carrier. Nothing else scheduled at this hour, so maybe it`s RNA on exciter only, …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2017

** CHINA [non]. 13710, Feb 15 at 1443, VG S9+20 signal of CRI English but with flutter; much better than undermodulated // 15700 via CUBA running about 4 words behind 13710, which is 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN for Europe — and totally blocking AIR GOS in English, another 500 kW, at 120 degrees out of Bengaluru, …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 14-15, 2017

** ALBANIA. 7475-, Feb 15 at 0225 and 0240 chex, still no signal from R. Tirana. Romania in French is audible on 7410, i.a., and China via Albania is in well on 9570 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** ARGENTINA [non]. 11710.6v, circa 0140 Feb 15, again tonight no trace of a RAE signal; and weak het on 6060 …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2017

** ALBANIA. 7475, Feb 14 at 0056, no signal at all from R. Tirana near end of Albanian hour to North America. Yet Romania on 7410 is S9 and 7445 BBC Dari from Woofferton is S9+25! The next broadcast is 0230 in English on 7475, so I check that at 0232: nothing. Wolfgang Büschel has been monitoring more R. Tirana …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 12-13, 2017

** CUBA. 5990, Feb 13 at 0101, CRI English via Habana is starting, having failed to cut off after Spanish hour, and splattering upon 5980 in my first Chaski-check; finally cuts off S9+45 at 0101:45* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** NORTH AMERICA. 6941.0-USB, Feb 13 at 0032, strong S9+25 pirate with bluegrass/gospel tune “Circle Be Unbroken“; 0040 announcement …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2017

** CUBA. 4765, Feb 12 at 0142 tune-in to dead air on Radio Progreso. Comes back at 0143 with song in English, “I`ve Been Waiting So Long“! Not really, only one minute, but I don`t know how much dead aired before 0142. Do they have a self-deprecating sense of humor at RP? 5025 & 5040 on & nominal (Glenn Hauser, …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 10-11, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11855.01, Feb 11 at 0005, Rádio Aparecida RCC talk in Brazuguese, appearing back almost on-frequency! Had been circa 11854.9 for months. We`ll see how long this last. Probably // relay by RRB2 on 11934.82 but too weak there to be sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. 1610, Feb 11 at 0555 UT, South Asian music, …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 10, 2017

** CUBA. 5025 & 5040, Feb 10 at 0659, both Rebelde and RHC are off, and so are 5010 & 5055 mixes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** GUINEA [non]. 9650, Feb 10 at 0716, very poor S2-S4 signal; hard to believe Conakry is on now, since Nigeria is VG on 9689.970. Maybe V of Korea already (Glenn Hauser, …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 8-9-10, 2017

** ASCENSION. 11810, Feb 8 at 2102, BBCWS news in English, poor signal but enough to hear that tell-tale hum, just like on 6005 at night, but not on all ASC transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BOTSWANA. 11850, Feb 8 at 2058, VOA Hausa, fair, 2059 sign-off in English, 2100 YDD and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 7-8, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Feb 8 at 0426, CB/TUN/PMS/DGS is unusable, extremely suptorted, yet S9+45 of signal, and splatter bothering 6080 Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Feb 7 at 0715, CHU is on and audible now at S9+10, unlike at previous check 0255. 3330, Feb 8 at 0416, CHU is on and audible here but not …

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