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Glenn Hauser logs June 9-10, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.94, June 10 at 0129, R. Tirana IS at S2, then up to S6 with some hum, 0130 English sign-on. Transmitter is not cutting off tonight, but too poor to follow in noise level. 

BTW, the ``gunfire`` some German listener reported during an RT broadcast on 7465 was really some digital mode utility QRM as I heard on a clip, or maybe OTH radar as Noel Green suggests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, June 10 at 0542, RA with report on PNG unrest. This is always audible after *2100 but now we are into solstitial conditions maintaining it late into our night at decent S9+10 to 20 level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, June 10 at 0148 UT, robotic YL with marine weather detectable vs storm noise level adding up to S9+10. Pleased this is still making it all the way from Nova Scotia in summer. Canadian CG website says:

``MCTS Halifax / VCS - Broadcasts 0140 Chebogue 2749J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French). Technical marine forecasts synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 201 to 214. U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters – Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine and Offshore Waters – Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line. Notices to Shipping in areas Bay of Fundy, South and West Coast Nova Scotia`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. Solstitial conditions (minimum darkness over north polar path), are now in play, producing at least weak signals close to our midnite, 0543-0546 UT June 10:

17720, very poor, flutter, S6-S8, talk (CRI Kashgar in German)
17615, very poor, flutter, S7-S9, talk (CRI Urumqi in German)
17540, JBA, S5-S6 (CRI Kashgar in English)
17520, two signals slightly offset, very poor S6-S7 (CNR1 jamming and IBB Chinese via Saipan)
17510, JBA carrier (CRI Kashgar in English)

16300 & 16100, June 10 at 0546 JBA carriers no doubt from CNR1 jammers

** FRANCE. 13725, Friday June 10 at 0601, RFI`s sôle English hour on SW is S9 with clip of Obama endorsing Hillary and more US, world news. Good conditions now, as sometimes the MUF doesn`t make it in the nightmiddle. RFI Hausa is even better, S9+10 on 13750. Hope it`s again audible for `Sound Kitchen` listener contact show circa 0615 UT Saturday. Susan Owensby from Muskogee posts about each week`s edition:
which I have now added to DX/SWL/Media programs:

** GREECE. 11645, June 10 at 0135, VOG is again on here instead of 9935, poor S5 // much stronger S9+20 9420. 

11645, June 10 at 0551, barely detectable underneath R. Dabanga via Vatican, both talking, this // 9420. The two 11645 are zero-beat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12025, June 10 at 0139, VIRI Spanish is still dead air at S4, or maybe just barely modulated.

15750, June 10 at 0548, JBA carrier, presumably the only thing listed, VIRI in westward Arabic at 0530-1430, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11740, June 10 at 1316 talk in Vietnamese, but with a giveaway word in Japanese, as it`s NHK via SINGAPORE, fair S6-S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255v & 9690v, June 10 at 0602 check, no signals from V of Nigeria in Hausa. 31m has been off for a long while, but // 7255- lasted longer and maybe will recur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, June 10 at 0557, poor signal here which means it must be SIBC on late again past nominal 0500*; 0600+ some music audible, but gone at 0610 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, June 10 at 0115, SLBC is on with prélude, S1, just barely enough to detect their 2+1 mis-timesignal ending right on mis-time at 0115:17.5. So we still have this, altho IBB has closed down Iranawila relay abruptly: see reports under USA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 11645, June 10 at 0551, R. Dabanga via VATICAN is S7-8 with no jamming around here nor ex-11650, but co-channel with GREECE which has been on this frequency more than 9935 lately. Greece is way under here, but probably more of a clash around Sudan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15557, June 10 at 1403, JBA carrier, so Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN, but there must have been another slight schedule change since current Aoki info which shows:
15557 1304-1333 TJK * VOICE OF TIBET Tib Dushanbe-Ya 1-7 
15558 1407-1430 TJK * VOICE OF TIBET Tib Dushanbe-Ya 1-7

** U S A [non]. As of today the SRI LANKA station is no more. The station is too expensive to maintain and something like a quarter million bolts on the antennas need to be replaced because of corrosion. They are closing two a year now, so one of the German stations is next (a reliable source, June 9, for DX LISTENING DIGEST)

To state the obvious, this site was ideal for covering much of Asia, and part of Africa. Perhaps some of the scheduled IRA transmissions for the time being will be shifted to other sites? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Victor Goonetilleke in Sri Lanka, who works as a monitor for IBB, replies, ``Yes, Glenn, last broadcast went out on the 8th. Sad but this is the way SW goes``.

Here`s a partial schedule from HFCC of IRA transmissions, mainly the ones which could be heard in North America:

2330-0030  7440 Burmese
0030-0130  9940 Burmese
0100-0200  9780 Uighur
0100-0300 11700 Pashto
0100-0400 13840 Pashto

1200-1800 12005 Farsi
1230-1330  7530 Burmese
1300-1400 13590 Pashto
1300-1600  9310 Pashto
1300-1900  9335 Pashto
1330-1430 11695 Khmer
1430-1530 11965 Burmese

Not one of the others has been in English (Glenn Hauser, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

So I start checking; any signals heard on scheduled IRA frequencies are presumably still IBB switched to some other site such as Kuwait, Thailand, Philippines or NMI; no update yet but details should eventually show up in HFCC: 

7440, June 9 at 2332, no signal.

9780, June 10 at 0116, something is on JBA. This was Uighur, so presumably jammed; if not IBB, could still be the ChiCom.

9940, 11700, 13840, no signals at 0117 June 10 check

And checking the 1200+ UT frequencies above circa 1345-1400:
12005, JBA carrier at 1343 (Radio Farda from somewhere)
13590, off-frequency carrier
 9310, JBA carrier
 9335, no carrier
11695, Khmer fair at S5 past 1400, so a more easterly site now?
11965, JBA carrier at 1434

 9940, June 10 at 1256, fair S3-S5 in Burmese is instead INDIA

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1829 monitoring: confirmed Thursday June 9 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, excellent; also confirmed Thu June 9 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0-CUSB. Next:
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1400   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490, Thu June 9 at 2330, WBCQ is OFF during scheduled hour for Broad Spectrum Radio (while 9330 is on as usual with WOR; nothing on 5130). By 0119 UT Friday June 10 recheck, 7489.925 is back on with Brother Scare; 9330 is off as scheduled; and 5129.9-AM is on at 0128 with `Just Right` political discussion from Ontarians, as also scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 12105, June 9 at 1934, WTWW-3 is S9+20 Bibling in Spanish, and note that the carrier is slightly wobbling; likewise 9930 WTWW-2, but more stable is 9475 WTWW-1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6970-AM, June 10 at 0118, JBA carrier under noise level is the only sign of a pirate, but nothing in HF Underground to explain it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 16064.0, June 10 at 1405, JBA carrier, intriguing, as I am bandscanning for CNR1 jammers. Sound of Hope would not normally be on such an off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1705 UT June 10