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Glenn Hauser logs January 8-9, 2012

** ALBANIA [and non]. 7425, checking for R. Tirana`s collision with China, Jan 8 at 2354, only non-Albanian music, fairly good signal; then *2355 R. Tirana IS starts and mixes; other station off after 2357 leaving RT more or less clear. HFCC shows what the ChiCom are doing: 23-24 is 500 kW, 177 degrees, CRI Chinese via Kunming, and 00-01 …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 8, 2012

** FRANCE [non]. Despite RFI having canceled all its English broadcasts on SW, it joins some other ex-SW broadcasters, such as Prague and Slovakia and Israel, in being `preserved` thanks to WRMI relaying WRN: UT Tue-Sat 0500-0600 on 9955 according to the latest schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 17745, Sunday Jan 8 at 1519, …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 7-8, 2012

** ALBANIA. 7425, Jan 7 at 2358, R. Tirana IS before Albanian hour to NAm, 0003 Jan 8 presumed news; not much CCI from China now, as R. Tirana has declined to move to 7420 to avoid it completely. This does not necessarily mean the collision is over as conditions vary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** ARGENTINA. 13363.5-LSB, …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 5-6, 2012

** ALASKA [and non]. 9655, Jan 6 at 1510, some English under RRI in Arabic, with SAH, in usual collision with KNLS, habitually won by RRI, despite both being off-the-back, 270 and 140 degrees respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** ALGERIA [non]. 9390, Jan 5 at 1803, no carrier detectable from scheduled relay via FRANCE; WWRB 9385 with …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 5, 2012

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Jan 5 at 1430, as another year of Thursdays starts, during its last known schedule, still no sign of LRA36 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)   ** CHINA. Firedrake Jan 5 before 1500: 11980, good at 1451; no others 18-7 MHz found in the 1448-1453 period.   The only explanation for FD on 11980 is in …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 3-4, 2012

** ALGERIA [non]. Besides many RFI transmissions, see FRANCE, an RTA frequency via Issoudun is also missing: Jan 4 at 0610, nothing on 5865. See the HFCC schedule at http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B11&broadc=TDA but note that it mixes in imaginary transmissions by sites inside Algeria, and also includes dates not currently in effect. Removing all the chaff, the remaining current daily schedule is: …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2012

** BOTSWANA [and non]. 15580, Jan 3 at 0629, surprisingly bigsig from VOA African service, with program promos for `Hip-Hop Connection` and then for `South Sudan in Focus` at 1630-1700 on “9675 on 31m, 121-5 on 24.9 m, and 13870 on 21.6 m“ 121-5??? That`s how the announcer, who obviously knows nothing about SW, pronounced 12150? The trouble is, none …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 2, 2012

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 2 at 0633, PMS was off, uncovering weak het, presumably between Nigeria and Brasil. I think it was on earlier that evening. And also 11775 was on at later 1430 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BRAZIL [non]. 9725, Jan 2 at 1243, I tune in at exactly the same time as on Dec …

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Glenn Hauser logs January 1, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake Jan 1, 2012, before 1400: 9200, good with flutter at 1352; no others up to 18 MHz by 1357 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910, Sun Jan 1 at 0648, Alcaraván [note spelling] Radio with music in the clear since TWR at 0645-0700 in Polish is M-F only via Wertachtal; that also …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 31, 2011-January 1, 2012

** BRAZIL. Much of it currently on DST, they imagine that 2012 arrives at 0200 UT instead of 0300 or 0400, so I check out RNA 11780 at 0158 UT January 1: good signal with upbeat song, 0159:30 to legal ID for 980 kHz with 300 kW from EBC, but no mention of SW which has slightly greater reach, no …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 30-31, 2011 [more]

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, went with R. Australia for 2012y arrival at the shifted time of 1300 UT (9590 had heavy CCI at 1255, presumably CRI Russian despite due NW from SZG site). At 1257 two guys with timecheck for 11:56. Seems they are on rooftop of the ABC building in Melbourne awaiting fireworx display; 1259, 1 minute to go. At …

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Glenn Hauser logs December 30-31, 2011

** BRAZIL. 6150, Dec 30 at 2300, pop music atop one or two other weak stations with SAH, so I keep listening hoping for some Turkish from Northern Cyprus` R. Bayrak; but no, 2304 announcement definitely in Brazilian Portuguese, so R. Record (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BRAZIL. 4915.0, Dec 30 at 2315, pop music vs CODAR, 2317 …

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