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Glenn Hauser logs June 3-4, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 11780.020, June 4 at 1302, very poor off-frequency, but it`s in Brazuguese, and 1305 ID as ``Nacional da AmazĂ´nia``. In HFCC you would never know Brazil exists despite being one of the remaining most active SWBC countries; it does list both India and China on 11780 at this hour; various IBB sites are on it 1700/2000, likely source of carriers heard then rather than RNA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, June 4 at 0614, now this RHC frequency is the one missing, English remaining on 6060, 6100, 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13660, June 4 at 1310, RHC Spanish is JBA, i.e. leapfrog mixing product of 13740 over 13700 another 40 kHz lower --- and no extremely distorted FM spurblobs all over band today. Major frequency references will not include leapfrogs even tho they are transmitted and certainly exist, as only I? will reveal?

13780, June 4 at 1408, JBA carrier, presumed the reverse leapfrog of 13700 over 13740 another 40 kHz higher. As nothing else is scheduled on 13780. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17560, June 4 at 1355, S9 French with flutter to 1357* during CRI theme. 17650 also with weaker CRI theme and off 1357*. Aoki/NDXC shows both are CRI French via Kashi-Saiba, a.k.a. Kashgar, at 1200-1357. HFCC shows both 500 kW at 308 degrees, so why are they not equal? Difference is a 288 antenna on 17560, and a 216 on 17650. Perhaps someone can explain what those mean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370, Sunday June 3 at 2055, R. Munansi via WWRB, presumed Luganda talk continues past 2100, but off by 2124 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564, June 4 at 1307, JBA CW marker, only one letter copied, K. Probably HIFER beacon GNK, Madison WI: yes, clear copy of full ID at 1357 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1932 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 4 after 0130 on WRMI, 5850 VG S9+30 but fadey, and 7780 VP. Also confirmed at 0300 UT Mon June 4 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0327 on WBCQ 5129.8v, S9+10 but not overcoming noise level. Also confirmed UT Mon June 4 on WRMI 9955, S9 to S9+10. Also on webcast with repaired good audio, and after ID, repeated immediately at 0400 on WRMI webcast only as 9955 has signed off. Next:
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 9950.00, June 4 at 1359 carrier on, 1400 Radio Free Asia English ID introducing Vietnamese, and theme, S5-S6.

11985.036, June 4 at 1359 carrier on, and also RFA Vietnamese, S5-S6 but sounds weaker.

Both logged for the record as RFA has announced it will be going ``all-digital``, meaning only online, NOT DRM, for Vietnamese service as of June 16. This single hour on SW is all there is now. 9950 is 250 kW from TINIAN, 11985 100 kW from off-frequency-prone SAIPAN, both aimed due west. Ivo Ivanov says both were very weak yesterday in Bulgaria, with fair siren jamming, which I do not hear. But by jamming this, commie Vietnam confirms it is still not ``free`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5030-, June 4 at 1232, JBA carrier slightly on the low side; intriguing, since no broadcaster is currently known on 5030 at any time --- except HFCC retains registration for 10 kW Malaysian at 2200-1600 from site STA, i.e. it used to be Kuching, Sarawak, long gone. 5030 was also Tonga`s long-gone SW frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7530-USB, June 4 at 0606, very weak 2-way in unID language, not Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1652 UT June 4