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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4, 2012

** ASCENSION [and non]. 17885, Dec 3 at 1955, BBCWS in Hausa with some hum typical of this site, generator signature? Good signal and the ONLY STATION ON BAND! Here it is mid-afternoon, the sun shining brightly, but nothing else from 17500 to 17900 to be heard. There is no blackout either, tho winter conditions could be keeping some eastern …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 2-3, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 5980 & 6010, Dec 3 at 1428, dirty distorted spurblobs from RA Shepparton 5995 are back, approx. frequency centres; last time they were closer to 5982 and 6008; during interesting `Big Ideas` discussion with author of a book about a people-smuggler, Ali, who was really a noble survivor of Iraqi/Saddam torture; she wrote it in the first person. …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 2, 2012

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake Dec 2: 7390, poor at 1419, underneath Chinese, i.e. VOA Cantonese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES. No other Firedrake found 12-18 MHz at 1450-1454 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 15340, Dec 2 at 1405 and still at 1452, dead air from RHC, like last Sunday, as the incompetent operators again fail to modulate what …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 1-2, 2012

** BOLIVIA. 6105.56 approx., Dec 1 at 2345, I am finally getting a very poor carrier near the off-frequency reported by others from R. Panamericana, La Paz. And there is even some Spanish audio, maybe religious talk, with words like “el señor“ and “la vida“. A much weaker carrier on 6105 which had usually been dominating, presumed China radio war …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 30-December 1, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, Dec 1 at 1344, poor signal with English talk, no doubt VL8A not yet faded out. Enid sunrise today 1325, but latest sunrise is a month off at 1343 in early January, while we are already near out earliest sunset of 2316 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA [non]. 9625, Dec 1 at 0236, …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 30, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 30: none found 18-12 MHz around 1355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** FRANCE. 7295, Nov 30 at 0624, expecting to hear Algeria relay, but this is neither in Arabic nor French but a tonal African language, must be Hausa; assertive speech and rustic music, 0629 some RFI sounders and cut off at 0630* abruptly. …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 28-29, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 11650, Nov 29 at 0552 check, R. Australia is gone again from unscheduled frequency where it was heard 24 hours earlier; audible on 13630, and NZ 11725 is propagating OK. Wolfgang Büschel agrees that 11650 is not on now, and the frequencies scheduled to Asia at 0600 are 17750 and 21725; maybe one of those was missing (Glenn …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 27-28, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 11650, Nov 28 at 0556, English interview about visiting Lake Taupo in New Zealand, fair signal, but not // RA on 13630, and RNZI is as usual on 11725. At 0559, 11650 does ID as R. Australia, but not // 15240 either. 0600 both play R. Australia news theme almost synchronized, but then *separate* newscasts, 11650 by M, …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 26-27, 2012

** BRAZIL [and non]. 4755, Nov 27 at 0104, very poor signal in Portuguese, i.e. Rádio Imaculada Conceição, Campo Grande – MS per new handy updatable listing of tropical Brazilians, active or not: Rodolfo Tizzi in Montevideo, Uruguay reports: From Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil, 0658 UT. Seems to be a reactivated frequency: The only other signal I …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26, 2012

** BRAZIL. 15325, Nov 25 at 2010, no signal detectable yet from 1 kW R. Gazeta, supposedly active around 1830/1900-2030 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. 680, Nov 26 at 1252 UT, C temp in English, ad for Trane heating & AC mentioning Canada, CST TC; “traffic & weather on the ones“, a slogan which is confirmed …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2012

** BRAZIL. 15325, Nov 24 at 1855, no signal detectable from R. Gazeta, São Paulo, vs 15330 Cuban radio war. On the radioescutas group, Cássio Santos reported Nov 18 that he always hears it on a very limited schedule, coming on around 1830 or 1900 and off by 2030 UT. Need to keep checking during these hours (converted from local …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 23-24, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 21725, UT Sat Nov 23 at 2204, RA news is VG here, and not on 21740; in fact, it`s the OSOB as usual in this daypart. 2205 starts `Pacific Beat Weekend Review`. Must have punched up wrong frequency, as 21725 is supposed to be at 03-07, 355 degrees to Asia and sometimes audible here, while 21740 is 21-01, …

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