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TECSUN PL-880 Anniversary 5

March 13 marked the fifth anniversary since I got this radio, and have used it almost every day when I need a good portable either in the house or around town. I use it probably more on FM than SW, and don`t use it much for MW. Only rarely plug in an external antenna. The following problems have developed, not …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 15-16, 2019

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, March 16 at 0201, oh oh, horrible head-on collision between RNA in Brazuguese ID, and CRI relay via CUBA in Chinese, making a fast SAH; indeed no RNA on 11780 tonight; by 0226 it`s the one on top. No doubt messes up both CRI relay hours 0100- 0300. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba — in …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 13-14, 2019

** CUBA. 9720, Wed March 13 at 2246, RHC is in Kriyol! today, while yesterday March 13 this semihour was in Brazuguese, preceded by French at 2200. But now not // 5040 which is in Spanish // 15370 (and 15730 is off). At 2259 Mar 13, 9720 is already opening the hour in English. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Different …

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Chinese SW transmitter diaspora

The new Bamako site was erected in new China antenna design in 2003-late2004/spring 2005 year, til came into service in July 2005 and was reported in DXpress then. I’ve some CRI Bamako entries in my archive then. And also visible first in G.E. images of this 2004/2005 year. So seemingly there was a 15 years contract, came into effect between …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 13, 2019

** CUBA. In previous report, even I was confused in assessing the RHC situation. Let`s try again with this graf corrected to replace it: 9720, Tuesday March 12 at 2145, is NOT on the air, despite Sunday having moved English-allegedly-to-Africa into the 21-22 hour instead of 22-23. But today at *2154 the RHC IS starts playing, until 2201 morphing into …

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Fine RSG 3320 reception local evenings in California

The RSG via Meyerton, South Africa on 3320 has been very strong and clear reception the past two local evenings here in the N. Mojave Desert–and DF bearings made via the loopstick antenna atop my Benmar Navigator 555A point roughly 70 deg. azimuth bearing quite clearly (the relatively easy DF-nulls indicating low-angle skip too). This has been between 0100 to …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 10-11-12, 2019

** CHINA [non]. 15700, March 11 at 1447, China Plus relay via CUBA is S9+40 but suptorted; wiggle that patchcord! 6180, March 12 at 0143, another such relay is also suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA [and non]. 15140, March 10 at 1901, RHC`s first English of the day has shifted one …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13, 2019

** BRAZIL. 11780, March 13 at 0137, RNA mentioning stations relaying this program in Pernambuco, TC for 22:38. S9/S9+20 good and hardly anything else on 25m except stronger RHC on 11840, 11760, 11700, 11670. Meanwhile, RNA is not on 6180, leaving it clear for CRI English via Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 6165 & 6100 & …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10, 2019

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated for DST scheduling: ** CHAD [non]. 12050, March 9 at 1938, song in language? Not Spanish! Yes, WEWN is AWOL again, clearing frequency for R. Ndarason International. 1941 announcement and ID in French, then song in French; 1954 into presumed Kanuri, mentions Nigéria, Cameroun, Tchad, Boko Haram, terrorisme; S9 with deep fades to S6; more music, …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 8-9, 2019

** CUBA. 6000, March 9 at 0339, RHC English is S7-S9 but just barely modulated; // 6165 also S7-S9 with undermodulation more or less sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA [non]. 7435 // 7355, March 9 at 0332, Radio Martí VG on both Greenvilles with only a trace of jamming underneath, in …

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Is Saipan really back on with RFA?

Hi Bill, Tnx for your reports on this. Since RFA is cagey about sites (other? Asia?), and since I have had no other reports about Saipan being in service again, I still have my doubts. What do you think? Are those broadcasts continuing post-summit? (Glenn to Bill Harms, March 6, via DXLD) Hi Glenn, I am listening to RFA in …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 7-8, 2019

** CUBA. 15370, March 7 at 2046, RHC is in English and just barely modulated. This Bauta frequency is supposed to be in French starting at 2030; 15140 is also in English where it is supposed to be, but overmodulated/distorted at S9+10. Anyhow, no spurs audible from either. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 15370, March 7 at 2206, RHC by …

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