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Glenn Hauser logs June 30, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Thu June 30 after 1105, R. Australia with very engrossing discussion about cosmology, dark matter, etc., by Nobel scientists, usual very good signal. Outro before 1200 as having been from the World Festival of Science, ``To Infinity and Beyond!``. More excellent programming on SW tnx to ABC and RA; may they live long and prosper (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11669 & 11891, June 30 at 0421, approx. centres of extremely distorted scratchy spurs, modulation spikes matching talk from 11780, RNA, which on the fundamental itself still sounds OK, but here we go again! These spurs match plus and minus 111 kHz. First noted closer to 11895 QRMing a JBA carrier from algo. In case these are not first order spurs, I seek similar sounds closer to 11780 but do not hear any (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, June 30 at 0443, very poor YL voice with French intonation, which per the Canadian Coast Guard website at this hour is:

``MCTS Les Escoumins / VCF - Broadcasts 04:37 Natashquan 2749J3E Radiotelephony --- Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas: 215 to 221 and 301 to 302. Wave height forecasts for marine areas: 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 301 and 302. Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).`` And // on La Vernière 2598J3E, unheard.

My previous log of this was as in DXLD 16-03: Jan 17 also at 0443 --- CCG is not pointing out that this place is in les Îles de la Madeleine = Magdalen Islands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9790, June 30 at 0431, CRI Cantonese relay is extremely strong, S9+50, providing wideband audio including birds tweeting, yet the speech audio is distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12084.97 on the NRD-545, June 30 at 0419, R. Cairo at S7 with open carrier/dead air, blessèd silence; but at 0556 recheck, 12085.053 on the R-75, it`s back to usual heavily distorted Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 11645, June 30 at 0428, R. Tamazuj ID in passing, S5 with no jamming around here or 11650, where it had been at previous tuneby 0423 and stronger. At 0428 without any break mentions R. Dabanga, and 0430 its singing ID. No Greece to cope with now since it`s still on 9935.

HFCC A-16 originally had only 11650 for PNW [Tamazuj] at 0330-0430 via MADAGASCAR, and also for PNW [Dabanga] at 0430-0600 via VATICAN, but in the meantime the Dabanga part only (for Sudan, not Sudan South) shifted to 11645 to avoid jamming. The handover axually must have happened about 0427 before I retuned in, and not co-ordinated with the exact time of programming feed switch. BTW, HFCC shows another station, unheard on 11650 at 0400-0500, CRI Vietnamese southward from Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1832 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday June 30 at 1130 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 and no jamming. Next:
Thu 2100   WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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 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 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. 9475-, June 30 at 0435, SFAW is still here at S5 to S3, as Ted has again failed to switch WTWW-1 transmitter to night frequency 5830 circa 0200, where there is nothing now. (WTWW-2, however is on correct 5085 with `Midnight [sic] in the Desert`, and modulating to boot.) 9475 recheck at 0553 is still on now, S9+10 via the other receiver, and STILL so at 1202. 

Fortunately no other stations are registered on 9475 between 02 and 14, so WTWW may feel no harm is done, and it doesn`t really matter which frequency they run overnight. (Here, it`s weak enough not to bother much stronger 9480 MWV Madagascar in English before 0500). HFCC does show co-channels on 9475 during our daytime, however: 1420-1650 Iran in Azeri, and 1745-1815, TWR Swaziland, but I gather WTWW is so weak over there that it doesn`t matter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 9680, June 30 at 0454 tune-in, tone of about 1.1 kHz at S5, as Voice of Hope is already on air. 0457:35 start IS of guitar music alternating with ``From Zambia to the world, this is the Voice of Hope, Africa``, repeating every 28 seconds. SINPO 35433, best I have heard them yet, tho presumably still on the non-direxional antenna, (and *much* weaker than African Pathways, 9480, MWV Madagascar, which is about to wrap up its English hour). 

0501 change to sign-on announcement, ``With love from Zambia, this is the Voice of Hope broadcasting to all of Africa on 9860 kHz; this is the Voice of Hope`` and into song/hymn. So far announcer has been American accented, but 0504 over to an African harder to understand, stuff about Lusaka and the land. Now about S4 and measured on 9679.98. 0506 back to American with ``Love`` ID and ``Jesus said, ---``, tune-out. This broadcast is M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1752 UT June 30