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Glenn Hauser logs January 12-13, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Mon Jan 13 at 0137 via WRMI, RAE Spanish relay during DX program, recognized as same I was hearing 48 hours earlier on UT Sat, about Bolivian and Peruvian non-SW stations. Seems a regular repeat pattern. Several minutes before 0200 both nights, gospel songs in English were playing, evidently filling out after a RAE relay which is only 54 minutes long (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 6005, Jan 13 at 0330, carrier at S9+10 and some undermodulated talk, 0333 song. Presume to be new frequency for R. Tamazuj, ex-6015. Rocus De Joode, frequency manager of MGLOB relay station, told us Jan 12 he was about to move away from Zanzibar`s frequency which also starts at 0330, following a discussion about this collision among WOR iog members Ron Howard, Wolfgang Bueschel, Tibor Gaal, and Bill Bingham:

``Hello and Greetings from Madagascar, I noted underneath correspondence. I was aware of the interference. So I plan to use 6005 kHz (10 kHz away) from tomorrow morning and see if this improves the situation. According to band scans this should be a clear channel between 0330 and 0430 UTC in the horn of Africa.

I want to note that my reason to use 6015 kHz was to stay close to 6020 kHz, which I used in the B18 season. However, since Tamazuj extended with half an hour extra starting A19, I could not use this anymore because or RRI from 0400 UTC onwards. And at the start of the B19 season 6015 kHz was free to use with DOL [Zanzibar] with 50 kW in Swahili reported to be off air.

Considering the extreme low SSN I even consider to swap 6015 kHz and 7315 kHz between MDC and ISS. Not decided yet. 73’s de Rocus @ MDC`` 

Wolfgang Bueschel and Bill Bingham agree about the two frequencies now. HFCC A-19 has a wooden registration for EKAla, Sri Lanka at 0100-0430 with 10 kW at 350 degrees across India on 6005 --- but that site is long gone for YEARS! and indeed no longer mentioned in the WRTH 2020. BBC ASCENSION is on 6005 only at 0500-0700. Now the 6005 signal also has splatter from 6000 Cuba, despite that being undermodulated when tuned directly to it. See ZANZIBAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 6005 ex-6015, R. Tamazuj via MADAGASCAR: q.v. Recheck at 0427 Jan 13, 6005 is off; must have just missed closing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U A E. 5995.047, Jan 13 at 0337, JBA carrier off-frequency, a fit for BBC Arabic via inaccurate DHA site. There is also a weaker carrier closer to 5995.00 which is unaccounted for: the Korean radio war may be on but surely not propagating from noontime there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2016 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 12 after 2130 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair S5-S9.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 13 after 0130 on WRMI 7780, VP S4-S6.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 13 at 0230 checked via UTwente SDR only: 7780 good, 9395 poor. Also confirmed same time via WRN webcast to North America at new URL of

Also confirmed from 0402 UT Mon Jan 13 on Area 51 webcast; at 0335 WBCQ 5130.0 was JBA and at 0425, JBA with me (nothing on 6160v, extra transmitter totally dormant for months like 3265v; other WBCQs now: 9330.00 JBA carrier, 7490.07v S9+10 non-BS gospel huxter).

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 13 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 after
classical music fill, good with trace of lite pulse jamming. Next:
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Jan 13 at 0330, VP S4-S6 signal seems also undermodulated, presumably ZBC finally clear of Tamazuj-via-Madagascar collision; as following a discussion among WOR group members, MGLOB has just moved its 0330-0430 broadcast down to 6005; see MADAGASCAR. Ron Howard had originally observed that on 6015, not only were Zanzibar and Madagascar mixing but also PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi in Kazakh // 4850 until its 0345*. At 0430 Jan 13 I have a JBA carrier alone on 6015, ZBC fading down (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0538 UT January 13