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Glenn Hauser logs August 12, 2012

** BANGLADESH [non?]. 15520, Aug 12 at 1348, no signal at all, so is Bangladesh Betar somewhere else today? Yes! Just in from Swopan Chakroborty that today`s test frequency is 15105 at 12-20, reports eagerly awaited at rrc @ dhaka.net about reception and to betar.external @ yahoo.com about programming. 15105, Aug 12 1424, very poor signal with talk, probably Urdu …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2012

** ARGENTINA. 15345.1, Aug 12 at 0142, R. Nacional exceptionally good at S9+20 in Spanish discussion, soon playing “This Land Is Your Land“ in English. No RAE on 11711v since it`s a weekend; transmitter stays on 15 MHz much later. Tried 13363 for LTA but nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BANGLADESH. 15520, Aug 11 at 1820, very …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 10-11, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15520, continued monitoring of Bangladesh Betar from previous report: Aug 10 at 1602: signal has declined to very poor, could be Qur`an in Arabic service; 1615 music audible. Nothing much left by 1630 when Turkey starts. (Evidently the Ethiopian DRM jamming is only around 1630-1645 per Wolfgang Büschel and Mauno Ritola). Not rechecked here until 1805 when frequency …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 9-10, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15520, new transmitter test of Bangladesh Betar external service is poorly audible Aug 10: 1322 tune-in to S Asian language, 1325 into singing, at first sounding Qur`anish, but probably not; tenor with lite drumming. There is also continuous noise along with it, and with BFO the carrier seems slightly unstable. It also seems the noise is coming out …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 9, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Thursday Aug 9 at 1345, RA is replaying the `Rear Vision` documentary heard earlier about the persecuted Hazara, now at the scheduled RV time. Seems they are subject to being killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan merely for looking “oriental“ as they are easily separated visually from S Asian ethnicities. They are also despised for being more progressive …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 7-8, 2012

** BANGLADESH [and non]. 15520, Aug 8 at 1558, very weak signal with bits of modulation, presumably Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka, testing its brand-new transmitter toward Europe at 12-20 UT today, as tipped by Swopan Chakroborty? Instead of 7250 tested yesterday. 15520 is an old frequency of theirs, inactive for many years. In the meantime, other stations have been using 15520, …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, August 7 at 1330, RA pulls away from Olympicism, for programming of significance, but not matching their own schedule! Online, both Pacific and Asian streams claim that this Tuesday at 1330 they were airing `Jazz Notes`, but instead I heard a program start about the Hazara, persecuted minority in Afghanistan, some of whom try to escape to …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 5-6, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake August 6, not full scans, just noticed:15500, poor with flutter until 1340*15610, poor with flutter at 1416 with ACI from 15615 WEWN, but not as bad as it would have been on 15605 vs the WEWN 15606 spur17570, JBA at 1418, mixing with V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR, on this frequency today instead of alternating 17560 (Glenn …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 3-4, 2012

** CANADA. 9625, August 4 at 0507, CBC NQ tone test with flutter just after sign-off, QRM de much stronger Spain/Costa Rica 9630. Andy Reid in Ontario found a CRTC notice that CBC has resubmitted 5 applications for low-power FM relays in Northern Quebec, adding that “CKCX-SW” [9625] will close November 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET) ** CHINA. …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake August 5, after 1300:15500, fair at 1316 with het on lo side, just up from 15485?15570, fair at 1316 with noise added, just going off. None in the 16s, 17s, nor before 1400 in the 14s, 13s or 12s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA ** COSTA RICA. 17475-18095, August 4 at 1907, the …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 2-3, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake August 3, after 1300:15485, poor at 1305 with het on hi side; another one circa 15565 just cut off before I could pin the frequency Before 1400:15490, fair at 1342 with het on lo side; no 17s, 14s, 13s, 12s, 11s15605, very poor at 1343, vs squishy WEWN 15606 spur16100, poor at 134016980, poor at 1340(Glenn Hauser, …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 1-2, 2012

** CHINA. 13780, August 1 at 1906, CCCCCCI instead of Firedrake against RFA as heard July 30; and 9455 not audible today. ? ChiCom Chinese language Co-Channel Interference, no doubt CNR1. This was a quick check with the DX-398 on the porch at 115 degrees F in the shade (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CHINA. Firedrake August 2, …

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