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Glenn Hauser logs January 9-10, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Wed Jan 9 at 1420, fascinating show about color perception (dogs see no red; some rare humans have cones for four primary colors instead of three, and some shrimp species has 20! Why?). Turns out to be `Radio Lab` from WNYC as widely heard on public radio in the US, but for SW, we are indebted to …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 7-8, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Jan 8 circa 1350, RA is interviewing a bubbly Brit/Canuckess, Mysti Vine, lamenting that there are so few black burlesque artistes. Axually, I think she enjoys standing out; concluding with reference to her site, — “The World’s Only Black Burlesque, Variety & Striptease Comedic Artist…(probably)“. Checking the gallery, she may be sufficient, but not especially busty …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 6-7, 2013

** CUBA. 5855, Jan 7 at 0537, YL 5-digit Spanish number group, “38500“ just one, and on to digital tones, etc., etc., alternating. Nothing unusual noted on RHC frequencies tonight. Dave Hughes replied to my previous report: “6165 numbers snafu last night — Hi Glenn, I saw your log of 6165 last night. I was perusing the recent Enigma newsletter …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 5-6, 2013

** CUBA. 6165, Jan 6 at 0609, RHC English is instead open carrier/dead air in yet another SNAFU. Along with 6010 and 5040, this is its strongest frequency here; those and weaker // 6060, 6125, were unaffected. At 0626 on 6165, guess what, digital noises, interrupted by Spanish spy numbers! YL with one 5-digit group only, “45411“, then back to …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 4-5, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake Jan 4 before 2300:13970, very poor at 2255; none lower 1355-1400 Jan 5, none found 12-16 MHz(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** IRAN. 17550, Jan 5 at 1401, Arabic with good signal, but somewhat distorted modulation, typical of IRIB, yes, 1030-1630, 500 kW, 259 degrees via Kamalabad. IRIB modulation doesn`t get as bad as Cairo`s (Glenn …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 3-4, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 5995, Jan 4 at 1453, Elgar`s “Enigma Variations“, great classical music playing on RA, unusual for them, but most welcome! Until: faded out incomplete at 1459 for RA promo and then news, also on // 11945, while 9580 was already off at 1458, even more rudely. I suppose RA considered it merely fill music for some program missing …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 6007 & 6033, approx., distorted FMy spurblobs matching modulation on the RA Shepparton 6020 transmitter halfway between, Jan 2 at 1320. I was expecting this since the same transmitter is on 5995 after 1400 and sporadically spurblobbing 13 kHz above and below it. Jan 3 at 1348 check: no blobs around 6020 today. Not to be confused with …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 31-January 1

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 1 at 0650, Caribbean Beacon is off the air, but nothing much in its absence. Later after sunrise, 11775 is back as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BRAZIL. 11780 // 6180, Jan 1 at 0637, R. Nacional Rio de Janeiro ID after promos for EBC services, webcasts. Rio station is an anomaly, maybe …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 30-31, 2012

** AUSTRIA. 9830, Dec 31 at 2118, African English accent about Jesus of Nazareth, with usual RTTY QRM, so another station ignoring that, or maybe it`s no problem in CIRAF 46, the W African target from Niger & Nigeria westward, of AWR, 2100-2130, 300 kW, 210 degrees from Moosbrunn. BTW, the latest `Wavescan` schedule from Adrian Peterson shows it`s not …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 30, 2012

** CUBA. 11840, Dec 30 at 0143 check, RHC Spanish is back on here unlike last night, and not on 11750 which is supposed to be mornings only. Not on 9810 either. Sunday Dec 30 at 1446, tail of `En Contacto` finishing enumerating the names of the “129 most active E.C. listeners in 2012“. The only known SW program to …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 29, 2012

** CHINA [and non]. 17495, Dec 29 at 0040, music and non-standard Chinese, lite fading and lite echo. Aoki shows it`s CRI in Cantonese, 0000-0057, 500 kW, 193 degrees from Beijing site, to be followed by Amoy from 0100. 17645, Dec 29 at 0041, different Chinese than 17495, and with more fading. Only listed is VOA Std Chinese via Tinang, …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 28, 2012

** CROATIA. 3985, Dec 28 at 0556, poor signal with song about one word ahead of // 7375 via Germany, i.e. Voice of Croatia, which is about to self-destruct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 5855-AM, Dec 28 at 0545, spy numbers, very strong signal equivalent to the big RHC transmitters, and probably shared with them: YL with …

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