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Glenn Hauser logs August 16, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 5990-5995-6000, August 16 at 1215, DRM noise audible here from R. Australia, Brandon. I was wondering if that were still vigent, as RA has been stymied from adding DRM from Shepparton as long planned. Aoki shows 5995: DRM Brandon with only 5 kW at 12-14, preceded by AM from Brandon with 10 kW at 08-12, and followed by …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 14-15, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15105, August 15 at 1240, no signal from Bangladesh Betar when supposedly on in English, nor on alternates 15505, 15520. Nothing on 15105 at 1339 (there should be a Nepali service in here at 1315-1345, as heard Aug 13 on 15105 by Partha Sarathi Goswami, West Bengal). Before 1400 I am standing by on 15105, and yes, again …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 13-14, 2012

** ARGENTINA. 11710.9, Aug 14 at 0121-0123+, RAE must be another station competing in the dead-air sweepstakes; characteristic off-frequency gives it away, instead of Japanese during this hour (when it has little chance of reaching Japan anyway) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BANGLADESH. Swopan Chakroborty in West Bengal, who seems to be in contact with Bangladesh Betar, reported …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 12-13, 2012

** BANGLADESH [and non]. 15105, as in previous report from Swopan Chakroborty that it was the Aug 12 test frequency from BB, not so by when I tuned in, BBC Ascension in Hausa at 1424 August 12 — since Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria soon reported that BB was on 15505, heard until 1545*. Several tried to hear it after then on …

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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 @ about reception and to betar.external @ 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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