mercoledì 30 marzo 2011

Glenn Hauser logs March 30, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13625, R. Tirana, March 30 at 1439 is slightly stronger on the meter than adjacent 13620 IBB Kuwait, but less readable due to low modulation despite being in English vs Urdu. Not that I understand Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, March 30, still no show from LRA36 at 1310 and later chex. Sawa now QRMs from 15470 until 1330; see USA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 30:
 8400, fair March 30 at 1250; no others found up to 18 MHz by 1317, but plenty more later:
12240, very poor at 1346 // 15900
12600, poor at 1346, not // 15670 but // 15900
13130, very poor at 1347
13500, poor at 1347 // 15670
15520, fair at 1338 // 8400, and also a het circa 15522. A-11 Aoki not available yet, and nothing to account for this in B-10, but likely either peripatetic clandestine Sound of Hope, or Voice of Tibet
15540, very poor at 1353, not positive it`s FD; hi side het like 15520
15670, poor with flutter at 1342 // 15520. Same comment as 15520
15900, poor at 1342, not // 15670
16100, good at 1349 // 15670
16980, fair at 1348 // 15670

** CUBA [and non]. On March 28 I caught RHC on 6050 until 1300*, unscheduled frequency surely blocking HCJB again in the mornings if on from *1100. Did not have a chance to check it March 29, but March 30 at 1115, 6050 is not on, just usual 6000, 6095, 6140 and 6150, 49 mb overkill enough for RHC Spanish, and 6050 with presumed HCJB vs the constant het from off-frequency Malaysia (how bad is that in the Amazon?). Same at 1235, still no RHC on 6050, so perhaps it was really a mistake on March 28.

6030, R. Martí still clear of jamming March 30 at 1240 // jammed 7405 as the DCJC must still be out of synch with RM`s A-11 schedule. News about México; the DentroCubans must be so envious of their great, free neighbor to the west (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, VOAf from the GJ, March 30 at 1403 ID in English, drumming, poor signal and just logged to confirm it`s still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11805-11810-11815, March 30 at 0522, DRM noise, so we can forget about hearing RBC, Goiânia 11815 during this semihour. Listed as RRI in French to France. Would everyone in France or anywhere axually listening to this DRM broadcast please raise their hands? I`ll settle for a réponse from any reader of this message (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 5930, March 30 at 1246, R. Rossii with rock music, in English, // 5940; 1259 R. Rossii closing ID, timesignal three sesquiseconds late, not as far off as it used to be, and open carrier remained on for a sesquiminute. 5930 is the A-11 replacement for Pet/Kam on 6075 in B-seasons, and one UT hour earlier.

6075 was frequently accompanied by CW on 6074, VVV CQ marker from 8GAL or 2MTL right around 1400, but never a sign of anything like that near 5930. 5940 keeps being registered as Okhotsk but WRTH shows Arman = Magadan.

13870, March 30 at 1320 good in Russian with slogan as ``Radio Bolshoi Strane`` [great country], i.e. VOR via St Pete, 200 kW, 145 degrees at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 15170, March 30 at 0513, fluttery Qur`an under something in Chinese. Once again this A-season, BSKSA HQS is back here at 03-06, 500 kW, 355 degrees from Riyadh, but like so many other frequencies, China spoils this at 04-06, via Kashgar, then Jinhua. BSKSA could still lullaby us clearly before 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 11880, REE via COSTA RICA again in Basque at 1235 check March 30; tried // 5970 but too buried under listed YFR via Komsomol`sk/Amure, DVR to be sure.

Don`t you believe this schedule which shows 5970 the entire three hours 1200-1500 both in Spanish and Basque!

17595, // 21610, CR 11880, token English world news headlines from REE March 30 at 1435-1437.5 this time by Justin Coe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9890, HSK9, R. Thailand, March 30 at 1255 ID, as news but then commentary that Thailand should get submarines like Vietnam and China; 1259 says at half-hour mark in the news hour, mentions several FM frequencies before this 1230 semi-hour cuts off. Fair signal, and Greenville VOA Spanish 9885 no stronger, so not a problem on this occasion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, March 30 at 1322, VOT 1230 English concluding with news headlines by YL who talks far too fast and indistinctly: another one trying to flaunt her fluency by speaking incomprehensibly rather than clearly, like any good SW announcer should. She also gave the old expired B-10 time and frequencies for this as 1330 on 11735, 12035! Doesn`t she even know what Universal time it is in the studio? Just read the script, please, don`t engage brain.

Only time for a few repeats of the VOT piano IS until 1325* --- but enough to tell that they have eliminated the multiple variations, so each repeat is identical! What a shame! It wasn`t broken, but they `fixed` it. I think I have the whole thing recorded somewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, for the first time since it allegedly changed 9405 to 13570 for overnight broadcasts, WINB audible and with VG signal, March 30 at 0510, Radio 2:11. 22m was really hopping this night with lots of other signals, all overseas. 14670 CHU was also unusually audible at this hour. Are these wild fluxuations in WINB audibility solely due to propagation, or also operation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17750, not only is 16m propagating in the nightmiddle, just barely past equinox, March 30 at 0515, but revealing collisions, here between R. Australia in English and the only other thing listed, VOA Kurdish, 250 kW due north from MADAGASCAR // 11905 Germany and 15130 Sri Lanka.

17855, another late signal, March 30 at 0517 in slow Chinese conversation, either R. Free Asia, 100 kW, 310 degrees from SAIPAN or ChiCom jamming. CRI English from Beijing site is also scheduled here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15470, yet another new frequency for R. Sawa, not yet seen on any updates, March 30 at 1310 from site unknown, with colloquial Arabic man-on-the-street comments about Libya, 1311 rock music in English; 1315 ID and akhbar; 1322 check already back in music; 1328 giving and then more music until 1330 cut to ``Voice of America, Washington DC, signing off`` with YDD, and carrier a minute longer. Steady S9+15, much stronger than 15480 Woofferton relaying Poland, so 15470 will certainly impede LRA36, if and when it ever come back, and if R. Sawa really stay there. This is the first day on 15470, as I am sure I would have noticed if on during March 29`s LRA36 check. Originally planned for A-11 on 15470 at 13-14 was Brother Scare via Nauen, never heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR, March 30 at 1359 `Rock of Ages` on banjo(?), seems like turning up power as steadily stronger, 1400 no sign-on or even ID, into gospel huxter at a multi-night tent revival citing John IV:1. Iran collision is gone for A-11, only VOR is registered until 1500, unheard here, probably another of their countless wooden ones (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH, already underway March 30 at 1430, VG signal with Spanish gospel huxter; on March 29 it was starting at *1455:30. For A-11 it is registered to start at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17475, tuning a bit further down from Brother Scare on 17485 via Germany, March 30 at 1405-1410* I hear an `IS` of six notes repeated in AM mode. Three rising tones, and another three rising tones but starting lower than the first set; Anyone recognize? I may put up a clip of it later.

Utility? Searching the 32,854 posts so far in the UDXF yg on 17475 and 17.475 and 17,475 gets zero hits. Nothing on 17475 either in the 2002 Klingenfuss Shortwave Frequency Guide (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Ascolti AM Luca Botto Fiora

Ascolti AM (orari UTC)
Una caratteristica del G3 Etón è quella di poter essere utilizzato come piccolo amplificatore per una fonte audio esterna, attraverso la presa LINE IN/OUT che normalmente viene utilizzata soltanto per il collegamento di un registratore. Tale funzione non è nuova, perché era presente anche sui vecchi Satellit Grundig, tramite la famosa presa CINCH o pentapolare. Dunque, per mezzo di una presa jack doppia, ho collegato un cavetto che va al registratore (LINE OUT) e un altro al VR5000DSP Yaesu (LINE IN) e commutando la G3 *spenta* - da accesa non è possibile - con il tasto TIME ZONE, la stazione ricevente fissa è ora dotata di ben quattro ricevitori, monitorabili con un singolo paio di auricolari grazie all'amplificatore audio equalizzato a tre ingressi GBC.
Domenica 27 marzo 2011
07.29 - 6959.5 kHz
Musica pop UK anni 80.
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente
07.50 - 6754USB kHz
EE, wx OM (PC voice?)
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente
08.00 - 6304.7 kHz
Musica pop e dialoghi YLs.
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente
08.08 - 6150 kHz
RADIO 6150 (Germania)
EE/GG, IDs OM e musica pop.
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente
Tests dichiarati a bassa potenza.
Rpts chiesti a:
Con il G3 meglio in LSB.
09.14 - 6324,2 kHz
EE/DD, IDs OM e musica rock.
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente
09.26 - 5820 kHz
EE, musica dance e IDs OM.
Segnale sufficiente
S/off alle 09.33.
09.46 - 12257.1 kHz
Canzone OM e prima (forse) tk YL.
Segnale insufficiente
Modulazione un po' bassa.
09.52 - 14900 kHz
Segnale sufficiente-buono
Crystal audio with G3's LSB!
21.36 - 6305 kHz
EE, IDs OM e musica pop 80s.
Segnale sufficiente-buono


Lunedì 28 marzo 2011
07.16 - 10000 kHz
WWV - Boulder-CO (USA)
EE, annunci OM-PC e t/s.
Segnale suffciente-buono
07.19 - 7850 kHz
CHU - Ottawa (Canada)
EE/FF, annunci OM-PC e t/s.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
07.26 - 6604USB kHz
EE, wx OM-PC.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
07.30 - 6185 kHz
Musica locale romantica.
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente
09.50 - 13570 kHz
prob. WINB - Red Lion-PA (USA)
Musica Gospel R&B.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
Legenda segnale
IN - Insufficiente/Poor
SF - Sufficiente/Fair
BN - Buono/Good
MB - Molto buono/Very good
Luca Botto Fiora
G.C. 09E13 - 44N21
Rapallo (Genova)
G3 Etón
R7 Drake
Satellit 500 Grundig
VR5000DSP Yaesu
ATS909 Sangean
Loop in ferrite ACA di 75 cm modificata (@70 kHz-2 MHz)
Loop filare da finestra da 1 spira 150x100 cm (@2-6 MHz)
Dipolo aperto 21 m (@6-30 MHz)
Ampli RF K0LR per loop ACA modificato (WA1ION)
Ampli RF LX1456 Nuova Elettronica per loop SW e dipolo
Balun a choke coassiali 1:1 di RG174 per dipolo (IZ7ATH)
Eliminatore di QRM MFJ 1026 modificato (W8JI)
Software demo Multimode 6.2.3 Black Cat Systems

SIDC Weekly Bulletin

:Issued: 2011 Mar 29 1414 UTC
:Product: documentation at
# SIDC Weekly bulletin on Solar and Geomagnetic activity            #
WEEK 534 from 2011 Mar 21 

The proton flux was elevated on Mar 21 and 22. The curve passed slightly and for a very short time the proton event threshold.
The initial increase was probably linked with a back sided CME of Mar 21, 02:54UT. The Earth is magnetically connected with the source site behind the Sun. The Parker spiral has bended magnetic field lines that guide the electrically charged protons. The Earth is near such field lines along which these protons travel. This is a rare but non unprecedented event.
That same day, a long duration C-flare took place. The source region was Cat 35/AR 1176. A long duration event is an indication of an associated CME.
Since the group was at that moment located near the very east of the solar disk, the CME was not Earth directed.
This active region, 1176 had a rather complex magnetic structure: beta-gamma and  was responsible for almost all flaring activity further this week. This group exerted three moderate M-flares on Mar 23-24-25, one a day.
None of the CME's was Earth directed, except for a very slow plasma structure that left the Sun on Mar 25. Since it was very slow, it is probably overtaken by the ambient solar wind. 

Mar 22-23, we had unsettled conditions probably induced by a small North-South
oriented coronal hole.

DATE          RC  EISN  10CM  Ak  BKG    M  X
2011 Mar 21  026    015  101  008  B3.8  0  0
2011 Mar 22  061    027  100  009  B4.5  0  0
2011 Mar 23  054    025  105  015  B3.3  1  0
2011 Mar 24  073    036  108  004  B3.2  1  0
2011 Mar 25  127    065  113  004  B4.0  1  0
2011 Mar 26  114    063  115  001  B4.3  0  0
2011 Mar 27  ///    076  117  002  B3.4  0  0
# RC  : Sunspot index (Wolf Number) from Catania Observatory (Italy)
# EISN : Estimated International Sunspot Number
# 10cm : 10.7 cm  radioflux (DRAO, Canada)
# Ak  : Ak Index Wingst (Germany)
# BKG  : Background GOES X-ray level (NOAA, USA)
# M,X  : Number of X-ray flares in M and X class, see below (NOAA, USA)
23  0203  0217 0224 S18E70 M1.4          III/2                      35  1176
24  1201  1207 1211 S16E43 M1.0 1F      V/2                        35  1176
25  2308  2322 2330 S12E26 M1.0    170  II/1,IV/1                  35  1176

# Solar Influences Data analysis Center - RWC Belgium                #
# Royal Observatory of Belgium                                      #
# Fax : 32 (0) 2 373 0 224                                          #
# Tel.: 32 (0) 2 373 0 491                                          #

Dx Mix News # 670

DX MIX NEWS # 670                                             30 March 2011
ALBANIA    Summer A-11 schedule of Radio Tirana
Albanian Daily
0630-0800 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / 338 deg to WeEu
0630-0800 on  7390 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
0801-0900 on  1395 FLA 500 kW / 033 deg to WeEu
0801-0900 on  7390 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
1400-1530 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / non-dir to WeEu
2030-2200 on  6165 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
2030-2200 on  9860 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to WeEu
2300-0030 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 300 deg to NoAm
2300-0030 on  9860 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
English Tue-Sun
0030-0045 on  9860 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
0145-0200 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
0230-0300 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
0330-0400 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
English Mon-Sat
1430-1500 on 13625 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
1845-1900 on  7520 SHI 100 kW / 300 deg to U.K.
1845-1900 on 13640 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
2000-2030 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to U.K.
2000-2030 on 13640 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
German Mon-Sat
1801-1830 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / 338 deg to Germany
1931-2000 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to Germany
Greek Mon-Sat
1545-1600 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / non-dir to Greece
French Mon-Sat
1730-1800 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 300 deg to France
1901-1930 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to France
Italian Mon-Sat
1700-1730 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to Italy
1901-1930 on  7520 SHI 100 kW / 300 deg to Italy
Serbian Mon-Sat
1800-1815 on  6015 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to Serbia
2015-2030 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / 004 deg to Serbia
Turkish Mon-Sat
1830-1900 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / non-dir to Turkey
ALGERIA     A-11 of RTAlgeria in French, but really not yet active on SW:
0400-0558 on  7265 QRG 250 kW / 206 deg to NWAf
0400-0558 on  7415 BEC 250 kW / 135 deg to CeAf
0600-0658 on  9815 BEC 250 kW / 135 deg to CeAf
0600-0658 on  9835 QRG 250 kW / 206 deg to NWAf
1800-1858 on 11715 QRG 250 kW / 206 deg to NWAf
1800-1858 on 11855 BEC 250 kW / 135 deg to CeAf
1900-2258 on  9420 QRG 250 kW / 206 deg to NWAf
1900-2258 on  9705 BEC 250 kW / 135 deg to CeAf
BELARUS    Summer A-11 of Radio Belarus, Minsk:
1100-2300 on  7360 MNS 075 kW / 270 deg to WeEu
1100-2300 on  7390 MNS 150 kW / 246 deg to SoEu
1705-2300 on  7255 MNS 250 kW / 252 deg to CeEu scheduled as follows:
1100-1400 in Belarussian; 1400-1600 in Russian; 1600-1800 in Polish;
1800-2000 in German, incl. 1940-2000 in French Sat/Sun;
2000-2200 in English, incl. 2000-2020 in Spanish Sun; 2200-2300 in Russian.
Home Service 1 in Belarussian(only high power):
0400-0700 on 11930 MNS 250 kW / 072 deg to EaEu
1500-1700 on  7255 MNS 250 kW / 072 deg to EaEu
FRANCE/ALGERIA     Summer A-11 of RTAlgeria HQ sce in Arabic via TDF:
0400-0458 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf
0500-0558 on  9535 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf
0500-0558 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf till Apr.30&from Sep.04
0500-0558 on  9535 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf from May 01 till Sep.03
0600-0658 on  9535 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf till Apr.30&from Sep.04
0600-0658 on 11985 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf from May 01 till Sep.03
1800-1958 on 13820 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf
1900-2058 on 11775 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf
2000-2158 on  9375 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf
2100-2258 on  7495 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf
FRANCE/SOUTH KOREA    Summer A-11 of KBS World Radio via TDF:
2000-2058 on  5950 ISS 250 kW / 185 deg to NWAf in French
FRANCE/TAIWAN    Summer A-11 of Radio Taiwan International via TDF:
1400-1500 on 15225 ISS 500 kW / 060 deg to CeAs in Russian
1600-1700 on 15485 ISS 500 kW / 085 deg to SoAs in English
1700-1800 on 11705 ISS 500 kW / 055 deg to EaEu in Russian
1700-1800 on 15690 ISS 500 kW / 160 deg to SoAf in English
1800-1900 on  6155 ISS 250 kW / 345 deg to U.K. in English
1900-2000 on 15690 ISS 500 kW / 190 deg to NoAf in French
2000-2100 on  3965 ISS 250 kW / 215 deg to SoEu in Spanish
2100-2200 on  3965 ISS 250 kW / 050 deg to WeEu in German
0200-0300 on 11995 GUF 500 kW / 195 deg to SoAm in Spanish
IRAN   Frequency change of VOIROI/IRIB in Urdu from March 28:
1300-1427 NF 11620#KAM 500 kW / 178 deg to N/ME, ex 11805*
# co-ch AIR in Burmese/English
* to avoid VOA in Mandarin Chinese
LITHUANIA(non)    Summer A-11 of Sitkunai Relays:
0100-0158 on  9490 SIT 100 kW / 079 deg to CeAs Radio Free Asia in Uyghur
0300-0358 on  9635 SIT 100 kW / 079 deg to CeAs Radio Liberty in Tatar
0430-0458 on  6165 SIT 100 kW / 079 deg to EaEu Radio Japan NHK in Russian
0500-0558 on  9635 SIT 100 kW / 079 deg to CeAs Radio Liberty in Tatar
0630-0728 on  9770 SIT 100 kW / 259 deg to WeEu VOIROI/IRIB in Italian
1430-1528 on  9555 SIT 100 kW / 079 deg to EaEu VOIROI/IRIB in Russian
1530-1558 on  9770 SIT 100 kW / 079 deg to EaEu HCJB Global in Russian Sun
1600-1628 on  9770 SIT 100 kW / 079 deg to EaEu HCJB Global in Chechen Sun
1630-1728 on  5940 SIT 100 kW / 259 deg to WeEu HCJB Global in German
1730-1828 on  5940 SIT 100 kW / 259 deg to WeEu VOIROI/IRIB in German
1830-1928 on  5940 SIT 100 kW / 259 deg to WeEu VOIROI/IRIB in French
1930-2028 on  5940 SIT 100 kW / 259 deg to WeEu VOIROI/IRIB in English
2030-2128 on  6055 SIT 100 kW / 259 deg to WeEu VOIROI/IRIB in Spanish
NEW ZEALAND   A-11 schedule of Radio New Zealand International from Mar.27:
0459-0658 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
0459-0658 on 11675 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific
0659-0758 on  6170 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg AM  Tonga
0659-0758 on 15720 RAN 025 kW / 035 deg DRM Tonga
0759-1058 on  6170 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
0759-1058 on  7440 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific
1059-1258 on  9655 RAN 050 kW / 325 deg AM  NW Pac,Timor
1059-1158 on  7440 RAN 025 kW / 325 deg DRM NW Pac,Timor
1259-1550 on  6170 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
1551-1750 on  7440 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg AM  Cook Isl,Samoa,Fiji
1551-1750 on  6170 RAN 025 kW / 035 deg DRM Cook Isl,Samoa,Fiji
1751-1850 on  9615 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg AM  Cook Isl,Samoa,Fiji
1751-1850 on  9890 RAN 025 kW / 035 deg DRM Cook Isl,Samoa,Fiji
1851-2150 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
1851-2150 on 15720 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific
2151-0458 on 15720 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
2151-0458 on 17675 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific

4960kHz Radio Maria Papua Nuova Guinea

A compendio delle informazioni diffuse recentemente, aspettiamo ulteriori conferme dal posto ma questo messaggio di Ian Baxter sembrerebbe chiarire definitivamente la situazione, bisognerebbe comunicarlo anche al QSL manager italiano...
I initiated an enquiry about the report that Radio Maria had reactivated on 4960kHz from Vanimo, PNG.
The reports are simply not true.
This is now the second PNG 60mb SW rummer this year - so what gives?
Radio Maria has not been on air on SW from Vanimo since 2008.
The Vanimo based SW station shouldn't be regarded as extinct. The bishop in Vanimo just needs to get motivated to organise the reactivation of the SW station & maybe it could return to the airwaves in some months, but that maybe just wishful thinking on my part.
(Ian Baxter via dxld ml)

martedì 29 marzo 2011

Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2011

** ALBANIA. Further monitoring of R. Tirana A-11 on March 28:

At 2010: 13640 good signal with music, fair modulation, and again absolutely no interference co- or adjacent channel. 7465 for Europe not audible, although WWCR is indeed no longer on it at this hour.

At 2101: Albanian on 9860 is fair, during music; not audible of course on 6165 this early, for Europe, where I expect it will have co-QRM from Chad.

UT March 29:
At 0010, Albanian speech on 9860 // 7425, both fair and with fair modulation, no ACI or CCI.
At 0030: English on 9860; missed it
At 0145: 7425 English good signal, undermodulated; some spikes from Brother Scare on WBCQ 7415 unless narrow selectivity used on DX-398; also some lite clix nearby, probably spur of DentroCuban jammer
At 0230: 7425 English S9+22 on FRG-7 but too undermodulated
At 0330: 7425 English somewhat weaker, no QRM
At 1441: 13625 English too weak to copy; also there is a weak signal on 13620 in S Asian language, but not enough to bother RT. This is listed as IBB Kuwait in Urdu, 250 kW, 80 degrees.

Typo in previous report showed 7325 instead of correct 7425: R. Tirana, Albanian, daily:
0630-0900 7390
2030-2200 9860 6165
2300-2430 9860 7425

** ALGERIA [non]. 7295, checking again for the heavy echo from RTA via Issoudun, FRANCE, March 29 at 0535 in Arabic, not this time, altho some reverb on the audio. Wolfgang Büschel suggests they are running two transmitters there at different azimuths, but not synchronizing the audio feeds.

It`s true that these RTA relays use both 162 and 194 degree antennas, but supposedly not at the same time. Currently 7295 is scheduled as 04-05 on 162 degrees, 05-06 on 194. But perhaps they sometimes fail to turn off one of them before turning on the other one.

48 hours earlier, Eric Bryan in WA reported to DXLD: ``Radio Algerienne presumed on 7295 at 0515 on March 27th via France with sole male voice singing Koran/call to prayers. Outstanding signal in the clear.``

Before that, Ralph Anderson, F/K9GGZ replied on primetimeshortwave:
``I monitored this station with two different vertically polarized
antennas from southern France, 0520-0540 on both 24 and 25 Mar.  Signal was only fair here (near the Med), but no echo or reverb noted`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 still absent, March 29 at 1313, 1350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BONAIRE. 6250, Spanish at 0513 March 29 soon proves to be NHK World R. Japón, mixing with weaker Dutch from RNW. In A-11 this mixing product is back like A-10, leapfrog of NHK 6080 over RNW 6165, another 85 kHz higher, but off at 0527 when 6165 closes altho 6080 runs another two sesquiminutes.

NOT to be confused with Equatorial Guinea fundamentally on 6250 with widely variable opening time, rarely before 0530! At 0534 nothing but ute noises audible so far around 6250.

From latest version of RNW`s comprehensive A-11 schedule at
I find all the times when two 49m frequencies are on the air from Bonaire, and thus likely to produce leapfrogs; this handy schedule should prevent mistaken assumptions or unIDs on any of these pairs:

0159-0227 5915 & 6290 from Vatican Spanish 6040, RNW Spanish 6165
0229-0250 5915 & 6290 from Vatican French  6040, RNW Spanish 6165
0400-0427 6135 & 6225 from RNW Spanish     6165, NHK Spanish 6195
0500-0527 5995 & 6250 from NHK Spanish     6080, RNW Dutch   6165
1000-1030 5615 & 6485 from DW German       5905, RNW Spanish 6195
1059-1100 5645 & 6425 from DW German       5905, RNW Spanish 6165

The only other occasion when two Bonaire transmitters are on the same band at the same time is:
2200-2227 14990 & 15815 from 15265 NHK Japanese, RNW Dutch 15540

Of course, leapfrogs are also possible, but less likely between two transmitters several MHz apart on different bands, as are difference products B minus A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15190, R. Inconfidência, March 29 at 0116, fair with flutter, DJ greeting listeners. In A-11 should be blocked by WYFR, also in Portuguese to Brasil at 2200-2445, as yet unchecked. See also SPAIN [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Checking RCI`s only English from Sackville again, 20-21 scheduled on 17735, 15235 and 13650: March 28, like March 27 it is NOT on 13650, but instead 15330 at 2010. There is residual lite bubble jamming underneath from Cuba against nothing, since R. Martí does not use 15330 at all in A-seasons. At 2101, 15330 is still on in French when it does appear on the RCI schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake March 29:
8400, fair with flutter at 1246, mixing with something, while normally alone: presumably Sound of Hope, on higher power now?
12240, VG at 1316, flutter
12600, VG at 1345 // 13130, 12240; unusual frequency
13130, VG at 1316
15545, fair with flutter at 1352 // others. Nothing scheduled on 15545; maybe wandering SOH or Voice of Tibet used it today
15900, JBA at 1315
No others found up to 19 MHz by 1357.

11595, March 29 at 1406, CNR1 jamming plus noise roar, against an IBB Tibetan service via Kuwait, the jamming // 12040 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. After the big mixup in RHC languages and RNV relays March 27, I check again March 28. Now things seem back to normal. At 2206, 11670 has RNV in Spanish about Libia; 11770 is RHC in `Revista Iberoamericana` // 12010, 12040, and nothing yet on 13680 or  15250.

11845, March 29 at 1343, DentroCuban Jamming Command has finally caught up with R. Martí on usual A-11 frequency which went unjammed on March 27 and 28, penetrating Cuba for a biday with its evil free speech. No jamming either on 11930 before RM comes up on it too. At 1359, jamming has started on 11930 vs RM carrier as RM cuts on modulation at 1400, under the jamming level here.

12040, March 29 at 1349, RHC buried by ChiCom echo jamming against VOA, Commies vs c-Commies! How long will RHC stick on 12040?

15230, however, no longer has the RHC collision with CRI English via CANADA, since as always in A-seasons at 13-14, that has shifted to 15260. Arnie ignored suggestions from listeners all B-10 to QSY away from China, and what do you bet the collision resumes in B-11, if Cuba is still Communist?

15230 RHC signal at 1348, however is poor with crackles, signal cutting down but not out, a short in the antennas? During boring 50th-anniversary self-promotion, getting to be almost as stultifying as the constant barrage about Los Cinco (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, could not hear AFN March 28, but it`s there March 29 at 1258 closing `Marketplace` from APM. Others have reported AFN on 13362-USB simultaneously, but not audible here and now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, Tuesday March 29 at 1319 ``and that was the news``, slogan ID as ``Voice of Indonesia: let`s make the world dream`` (? Or is it green? Preen? Can`t tell). Perpetual IADs. 1320 Commentary about ASEAN. 1323 announced as `Exotic Indonesia` co-produxion with RRI Banjarmasin; Jak announcer`s English is quite broken, while mystery man in Banj speaks it much better; they chat for a while, then 1324 `Today in History` by YL from Jak starting with 3/28/04, Ireland banned smoking in all public places, and had no adverse economic impact. 1331 ending `Focus` which opposed both Q`Daffy and US axion against him. Then co-hosts back to gab about how bad smoking is, best to quit, altho I had the impression one of them has not, yet. 1334 introducing main pre-produced feature from Banj, 1335 about education, Islamic studies, Arabic language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 17695, March 29 at 1420, vocal music I took to be in Arabic, but must have been Persian as R. Farda is now scheduled 1330-1430, 100 kW, 77 degrees via Lampertheim, GERMANY. Gone at 1430* altho supposed to continue another sesquihour via Biblis, 85 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KAZAKHSTAN. 9365, March 29 before 13 is open carrier; 1338 just barely modulated with flutter; still OC at 1407. In A-11 this is scheduled as YFR in Burmese at 13-14, English at 14-15, 300 kW, 141 degrees from Almaty. Tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 21540, R. Kuwait, VG at 1456 March 29 during beautiful Qur`an recitation, and I am gritting my teeth anticipating its habitual interruption: yes, abruptly cut off air at 1500:30. Allah`ll get `em for that? There had been no CCI, Spain apparently having closed a bit earlier. SSOB, much better than 21610 Spain, 21655 Portugal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, VOAf from the GJ, March 29 at 1420 poor signal in English about Africa; ho, hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6125, RNW in Dutch, March 29 at 0515 running a couple words behind stronger // 6165. 6125 is via VATICAN to Greece and Turkey, until 0557 and still heard at 0532, while 6165 is Bonaire to WNAm finishing at 0527.

11835, RNW English March 29 at 1400 with documentary/interview on Libya, fighting Islamic extremism (no longer any NEWS from RNW, in English!), fair signal and thank god, not yet a super-signal from adjacent WYFR 11830. For A-11, this service to S Asia has been cut from two hours to one, and only two frequencies left, this 250 kW, 50 degrees from MADAGASCAR, and 9800, 250 kW, 345 degrees from SRI LANKA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BONAIRE!

** OKLAHOMA. 99.9, the GCN pirate previously traced to a business on the south side of Enid, I have not mentioned lately, but it is still active; however, usually off the air weekends, such as Saturday afternoon March 26. But Monday March 28 at 2035 UT check it was also off (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1670, March 28 at 2040 UT on caradio I am getting weak talking house, with Greg Winkeljohn, but can`t quite copy the address. Last one on 1670 we heard in December was at 3017 Falcon Crest but its range was not quite so far as my location when hearing this. To be investigated further. It`s about time that house sold (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 6055, REE 00-01 English to NAm is indeed back here after most of B-10 on 5970, March 29 at 0008 check.

11795, REE `Emisión Sefarad` scheduled A-11 here instead of 11780 during B-10, and yes, it is on 11795, UT Tuesday March 29 at 0112 with maddening REE IS of eight electronic notes (last one prolonged so I used to count nine), repeating every six seconds. 0115 opening Sephardic. Altho to SAm, excellent signal here this time, and in fact much better than Brasil 11780. Why REE doesn`t use 11795 the other half of the year is beyond me.

11880 via COSTA RICA, Tuesday March 29 at 1249 REE is in Basque, so that confirms new A-11 time for it circa 1230 M-F, also on all other frequencies including direct 17595.

17595, March 29 at 1423 I am standing by for expected early start at 1425 of 15-minute token foreign language news headlines from REE, but some Castilian program keeps on going; 1429 outro as having been `Africa Hoy`. 1430 timesignal and `Noticias en idiomas del mundo`, so this *is* exactly one hour earlier during DST.

Right into Brazilian first, YL announcer with annoying nasal voice; 1432.5 already into French, 1435 English with Allison, 1437.5 Arabic, 1440 closing in Spanish. So the program still lacks Russian as originally publicized to be included, and has been cut from 15 to 10 minutes as each language has been trimmed to 2.5 minutes. Revise my yesterday`s comment on its scheduling, notably English segment.

21570, BTW, I am no longer hearing at all from REE in the mornings, and per it is not being used in A-11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KUWAIT

** THAILAND [and non]. 9575, March 29 at 1409, poor signal from R. Thailand in English, mixing with hum, as always infesting this frequency from one of the All India Radio Delhi transmitters. Not yet checked, the other HSK9 morning English at 1230 on 9890, but likely to be bothered by VOA Spanish 9885 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, March 29 at 1312, Turkish vocal music, even rap, fair here // JBA 15520 eastward, so VOT confirmed on reactivated A-11 frequencies for English at 1230. Final third to half of most transmissions is music fill.

17770, March 29 at 1421, as I tune in, pronouncing URL in English, (which really forwards to a bit more complex), and back into Arabic; recheck 1454 with only two iterations of VOT piano IS until off at 1455* just in time to escape KVOH 17775 whose carrier was already on; see U S A. TRT is 500 kW, 252 degrees from Emirler at 14-15 in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Complete multilingual WYFR A-11 schedule booklet in pdf via Wolfgang Büschel, which he laboriously transformed to plain text for BC-DX and DXLD, shows FR`s own Chinese to North America at 05-07 on 6845 --- that`s strange, has been on 6875 in B-10, never on 6845, a typo? Yes, and they did it twice, once for each hour, as confirmed still on 6875, March 28 at 0501. I wonder how many more mistakes WYFR is publishing in its own schedules? Let alone operational mistakes like Burmese during Arabic; I think they are over-extended. BTW, altho WYFR A-11 transmission skeds from Okeechobee show expiration Oct 30, the pdf booklet *expires* May 21! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST) See also KAZAKHSTAN

** U S A. 9370-, WTJC back in whack March 29 at 0525 with hymns, good signal and modulation without spurs, but still slightly off-frequency to low side. We know it won`t last, periodically degrading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 13570, JBA carrier but wobbly, typical of WINB, March 29 at 0528 as now allegedly scheduled here all-night; while 22 mb bore much better signals from Australia 13630, 13690, Russia 13775 and several others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10000, pleased to note that after more than a week, WWV no longer spurring around 9900, 9950, 10050, 10100, even after fundamental has built up to very strong daytime level, March 29 at 1340; however, modulation on 10000 itself is still rather ragged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715-, KJES, March 29 at 1404, steady S9+18 but very undermodulated, woman and then child with rote biblical citations. Tho should now be on at 13-16, nothing there when tuned by an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Re my previous remark that there are *no* Greenville frequencies any more for VOA English in the daytime, Peter W Hansen replies, ``Hi Glenn, I think 17545 kHz 1400-1430 is from Greenville``. Yes, I had seen that listed, switching to Botswana at 1430-1500 but contradicted in different versions showing only Botswana at 1400-1500. So I check March 29 at 1418 --- nothing except a JBA carrier, and no change, no better after 1430. Otherwise this would have resumed the nonsensical site-switch in the middle of an English hour, with its consequent gap-or-overlap problems we kept logging last summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, just as I am catching Turkey closing Arabic on 17770 at 1455*, VG open carrier already here from KVOH, 1455:30 cutting on modulation in mid-scream during raucous gospel music, in Spanish? No finesse here, like fading it in gently, a station which really knows how to drive away listeners. Restored on Tuesday, after taking Sat-Sun-Mon off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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Glenn Hauser logs March 28, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13625, March 28 at 1428, our first chance in A-11 to check R. Tirana`s new schedule of English to North America: no adjacent- or co-channel QRM at all, signal S9+10, fair with fading, and as so often the case, modulation is muffled and so low, that the propagational fading is louder than the station. I am able to make out parts of the complete English schedule being announced, and it does have the new DST timings, such as 2000, 1430 and 0030, so presumably updated and correct altho I could not copy it completely with frequencies.

CODAR goes no higher than 13605, so R. Tirana has an absolutely clear frequency. If only it would do its part by fully modulating. At 1451, it`s still too low to understand anything; for a couple of minutes I was even wondering if there was any audio at all.

Next English is at 1845 on 13640 and 7520. Inaudible here on 7520; 13640 has fair signal and better modulation now so that with some concentration one can understand most of the news about Albania. Again this frequency is totally free of adjacent- and co-channel QRM.

The A-11 schedule of all R. Tirana English for our further monitoring:

1430-1500 13625
1845-1900 13640 7520
2000-2030 13640 7465 [and WWCR should be off 7465 now until *2100!]
UT Tue-Sun:
0030-0045 9860
0145-0200 7425
0230-0300 7425
0330-0400 7425

And Albanian, daily:
0630-0900 7390
2030-2200 9860 6165
2300-2430 9860 7325

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, another week starts with nothing from LRA36, checked March 28 at 1334 and once or twice more in the following sesquihour. Fortunately, still nothing scheduled on 15475 any time, but adjacent channels are fuller now than in B-10:

15470: Saudi Arabia until 13, Brother Scare via Germany 13-14, BBC Cyprus in Hindi & Urdu 14-16;

15480: Poland: via Woofferton in Russian 1300-1330, via Rampisham in Belorussian at 1330-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, good with flutter, March 28 at 1459 gospel C&W song, 1501 no ID but introducing Steve Green singing a hymn; 1505 preaching. Must be HCJB, in English at 1445-1530; at tune-in was free of Moroccan 15341 het as that was briefly off for QSY to 15345, resuming at 1502 in Arabic, but no problem for 15340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Re my last report, RCI in English on 15330 before 2100: I heard it there, but checking the A-11 schedule later, it`s supposed to be on 13650 which I did not check, with 15330 on the air only after 2100 in French. Are they confused in Sackville about ADT vs UT vs A11 changes? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 28, all //:
15900, good with flutter at 1346
14700, very poor at 1346
13500, good with flutter at 1347
13130, good at 1347
No others found 10-17 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9650 again this A-season has a big collision at 1300 March 28 between CRI English via Sackville, CANADA and RNW Dutch via Tinang, PHILIPPINES. We repeatedly complained about this last summer, but old habits are hard to break. First of all, it makes no sense to go from a higher band in the winter to a lower one in the summer for a transmission at the same time: 11885 for CRI English via Canada at 13-14 during B-seasons, down to 9650 in A-seasons.

RNW lasts only until 1327 (or plus 3-minute bonus of erroneous English? Must check for that again), but until then the signals are roughly equal here, making them both useless, contrary to theory since RNW is 200 degrees from Tinang toward Indonesia, and we ought to be in prime coverage area of 240 degrees from Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 17515, raucous CNR1 programming, extremely annoying hyper-assertive announcer, March 28 at 1328, good with heavy flutter. First assumption is that it must be a jammer rather than a service on its own merits, and that is correct, to block BBC Uzbek via Thailand at 1300-1330; something else via Tashkent itself is scheduled after 1330 on 17515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6010, UT Monday March 28 at 0610 `DXers Unlimited` is starting with coded message like spy numbers, studio quality canned intro by Arnie, then his voice switching to deliberately degraded filtered phone-quality content of new show; also on 6050, 6060, 6150.

It seems Arnie is maliciously re-expanding usage of 6050 to hurt HCJB. When RHC quit 24-hour broadcasts at the end of January, that freed 6050 for HCJB at least in the mornings from its *0825, and 6050 was not one of RHC`s morning frequencies from *1200. But March 28 at 1259 tune-in, 6050 is on the air with frequency announcements, but before they got down to the ones on 49m, cut off the air at 1300* sharp as 25m channels were about to be given. 6050 is apparently on the air now from the summer start of *1100. It also had the het from off-frequency Malaysia altho by 1300 HCJB has faded out here.

RHC schedule at
as of 1622 UT March 28 still shows 6050 only for English at 01-07, so there is some slim hope this -1300* usage was merely a mistake. Time will tell. That schedule will likely be modified, only for RHC`s own benefit, to get away from some A-11 collisions which could have been avoided if Cuba condescended to participate in HFCC advance planning.

5025, Rebelde, March 28 at 1304, altho fading into daylight seemed weaker than it should still be; reduced power and/or modulation?

11845, on the second day of A-11, the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command still has not rediscovered R. Martí on its habitual summer channel, jamming-free March 28 at 1323 while jamming nothing on 11930. Also jamming DW on 15330 instead of Martí; see GERMANY [non].

9570, steady open carrier March 28 at 1410, presumably Cuban operators in no hurry to turn off the CRI relay at 1400, just like 9790 after 0500. How many malnourished DentroCubans could be fed if RadioCuba were just a little more efficient in electrical consumption? Ration food, waste power!

12040, yet another failure of Arnie Coro`s isolationist, go-it-alone frequency ``management``: March 28 at 1432, RHC just ending frequency announcement and starting `Formalmente Informal`, // 11760, 11730, 11690, of which only 11760 is listenable, and 12040 has co-channel QRM in Chinese. No doubt that`s CNR1 ChiCom jamming against VOA Chinese via Tinang, Philippines, now scheduled also on 12040 at 11-15; Commies vs Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [and non]. 21785-21810, OTH radar pulses, weak, presumed from here, March 28 at 1333. Could not yet compare it with BBC Cyprus 21470 since that does not take over from Seychelles until 1400; at 1333 that has only a JBA carrier.

17440-17475 approx., intermittent OTH radar pulses March 28 at 1423

** FRANCE [non]. 17690, RFI, March 28 at 1419 in Spanish with `Revista de la prensa`, so taking a break from strike fill-music this Monday, good via GUIANA FRENCH at 1400-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 21840, fair March 28 at 1416 talking about Q`Daffy; listed as Amharic, at 14-15, DW, 250 kW, 110 degrees via Sines, PORTUGAL. This is the highest frequency scheduled in A-11, also with other DW at 12-13, 15-17.

Frequency managers ignore not only RHC at their own risk, but frequencies jammed by Cuba. Even tho R. Martí does not use 15330 at all during A-seasons, that does not mean any other station is clear to use it! March 28 at 1422, wall of noise on 15330 against much weaker station, and not // clear Martí on 11845.

Then I hear some talk, intonation seems German. At 1441 it`s a little better with guitar music, and still not // 11845. At 1457 definite German is starting to hold its own against the still heavy noise jamming, then with jazzed-up, klezmerized `Moscow Nights` tune, abruptly cut off at 1459:30*, finally stopping QRM to the jamming.

Yes, DW in German is now scheduled 14-15 on 15330, 300 kW, 107 degrees from Woofferton UK, oblivious of the DentroCuban Jamming Command. 15330 is also on the RCI schedule at 21-22, but I heard it yesterday before 21 with no jamming then; see CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, R. Verdad absent UT Monday March 28 at 0540 check; contrary to this schedule,
The strange URL is caused by a proper accent on the O of programación. R. Verdad habitually closes earlier than 0600 on Sunday nights, but when? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII [a subset of USA but considered a distinct radio entity for geographical reasons]. Not only has WWV 10000 been putting out nasty spurs for a week, see U S A, but WWVH is acting up: on 10000, March 28 at 0545 right after the propagation info finished, tone came on erroneously for several seconds before the voice announcement leading up to the next minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. VOI, 9526, lucks out in A-11 with nothing on 9525 during 1300 English hour March 28, so still loud and clear, suffering only from its own self-imposed problems, notably intermittent audio dropouts. But het starts at 1357, from CRI Russian, 500 kW, 37 degrees via SZG site so also USward at 14-15, just like last A-season. At 1410 there was too much QRM from CRI to enjoy VOI, altho in Indonesian during this hour, and a source for music. If VOI stay on past 1500, it should again be in the clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 17755, R. Farda IDs, music, fair and now in the clear March 28 at 1325, scheduled 12-14 via Biblis, GERMANY. Turkey`s German service has left this frequency for 13760 at 1130-1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6020 is the new frequency for Shiokaze = Sea Breeze via JSR JAPAN, says Ron Howard, as of March 27, and expanded to an hour at 1330-1430, says S. Hasegawa. So I look for it at 1330 March 28, but hear only R. Australia, fortunately in the clear with `Innovations`. After RA closed at 1400, checked 6020 again at 1414, but there was only a JBA carrier. Asian conditions were quite poor today on lower bands, altho around 1300, 6020 did bear the usual heavy clash between Australia and Vatican via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, VOAf from the GJ, March 28 at 1418 fair with music, then talk about African unity, echo. Some Eurafrican signals at this time on 16m were echoey, perhaps long/short path. See also USA [non] 17750. At 1503, retried 17725 hoping for topical news, and there was someone screaming, but soon into hilife music. 1509-1511.6 dead air, then YL talking, not certain if English, music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. Collision again on 9650: see CHINA [non]

** PORTUGAL. 21655, March 28 at 1332, RDPI with sports talk, 1416 music, fair. Per A-11 schedule via Carlos Gonçalves, this is now M-F 13-19, 300 kW, 226 degrees to Brasil, Cabo Verde, Guiné.

17575 also in Portuguese, YL a bit muffled at 1421, // 21655. This is also M-F, 1300-1554, 100 kW, 261 degrees to Venezuela. No 17 or 21 MHz frequencies are in use at all on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. As we noted already, Brother Scare is gone from 17580 via GERMANY. Now back on 17485 as in early B-10, poor with music at 1328; at 1422 BS hoarsetalking. Much weaker at 1454 when checking // 13810 as he was mentioning his schedule on WVNJ. 13810 was atop some weak CCI, i.e. IRAN; These two are now scheduled for TOM:
17485 14-16, 125 kW, 180 degrees from Wertachtal
13810 14-16, 100 kW, 130 degrees from Nauen; vs VIRI in Hindi, 1430-1530, 500 kW, 102 degrees from Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. What is the true schedule for REE`s Spanish DX program in A-11? As usual, the only way to find out is by monitoring and finally hearing it, but that won`t be possible before next weekend.

This page shows the times are still Sat 0605 and Sun 1330 UT, with new A-11 frequencies entered at the bottom:
But it was NOT on the air Sunday March 27 at 1330.

This grid linked to REE itself is still outdated, showing a one-hour instead of two-hour difference between UT and HOE.

According to it, `La Hora de Asia` is at 1205 UT Sundays = 1305 HOE, and `Amigos de la OC` at 1330 Sundays = 1430 HOE. If an overall one-UT-hour-earlier shift were made, `Asia` should now be at 1105, instead of 1305 UT when I did hear it, an hour *later* than before! So it`s not that simple.

This page about `AOC` itself is no help about current scheduling, dated 20.01.2010 when there was a third airing Wednesdays at 0830, not that that would have been of any use in the Américas:

11895, REE at 0555 March 28 with different version of the IS: instead of the same electronic notes driving you batty by repeating every 5 seconds or so, the same melody on authentic instruments with variations lasting about a minute. Is this new, or have I just never run across it before?

15385, looking for Ladino on lunes from REE, March 28 at 1420 there is already a carrier; 1422 now stronger with REE IS; 1425 sign-on `Emisión Sefarad`, program summary, but contrary to usual, no schedule announcement of the three weekly broadcasts. Has clicking QRM from usual spurs de Cuban jammer on 15330, now against DW. 1426 address as sefarad @ and then music. Also has ACI from 15390, i.e. Gospel for Asia via Wertachtal. At 1440 check, also squeezed by stronger signal from other side, 15380, i.e. VOA Pashto also via Wertachtal. At 1445 heard `Ashna` mentioned on that.

REE Sefarad`s repeat to SAm UT Tuesday at 0115-0145 is supposedly back on 11795 in A-11, out from under Brasil on 11780, but cannot believe it unless confirmed by monitoring. The final repeat to NAm at 0415-0445 Tuesday is scheduled on 9650, not 9690, ditto.

Since REE`s own schedules are uselessly outdated and incomplete, we look for the 15-minute 4-language token news capsules which in B-10 had been M-F at 1530: March 28 at 1435 the now weekday-only direct channel of 17595 is on, and Allison Hughes is already headlining news in English, 1437.7 turning it over to Arabic YL. 1440 outro in Castilian ``noticias en idiomas del mundo``, so it must have started circa 1425 instead of exactly one hour earlier at 1430. Comprehensive English SW schedules should now show this as 1433-1437 M-F, assuming this timing stix, instead of 1537-1541; also on 11880 via CR; 21610 fair direct, 21540 under Kuwait, and 21570 is apparently off.

Still to be located, the Euskera/Basque news which in B-10 had been irregularly 1330/1355 on multiple frequencies; now at 1230? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 13635, March 28 at 0605, Turkish talk with adjacent QRM to and from Australia 13630. Now that A-11 has come to Turkey, this is a new summer frequency at 06-13, 500 kW, 310 degrees from Emirler to W Europe, but also USward. Should be good for music also in the hour before sign-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. IBB is again using 9335 this A-season, ignoring the presence of V. of Korea, which as an outlaw nation does not participate in HFCC. However, VOK`s usage ought to be well-known as it is long-established. Ask Arnulf or any SWL?

March 28 at 1313 there is a heavy mix and SAH between VOK in English and RFA in Burmese, which is via TINIAN at 1230-1430. Still colliding at 1412 when VOK is in French. In A-11, IBB is also on 9335 at 1430-1930 emanating from Kuwait to Afghanistan, and per B-10 Aoki, probably still the same, VOK runs 9335 from 1000 to 1750 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17750, March 28 at 1417, VOA Kurdish, 250 kW, 120 degrees via Wertachtal, GERMANY, with echo, due to long/short path? Or short path plus backscatter. See also LIBYA.

15580, March 28 at 1448, VOA English with mailbag, mostly from Facebook to `International Edition`, good signal. But then gives address as crossroads @ --- so which program is it? That`s the address of `Crossroads Asia` at 1400. 1454 mentions `International Edition` again. 1430 is one of many scheduled times for the latter. Site is São Tomé until 1530, then handing over to Botswana. Full A-11 VOA English usage of 15580:

1400-1500 São Tomé  100 kW 138 degrees
1500-1530 São Tomé  100 kW 124 degrees
1530-1800 Botswana  100 kW 350 degrees
1800-1830 Sri Lanka 250 kW 275 degrees
1830-2200 Botswana  100 kW 350 degrees

BTW, as far as I can tell, in A-11, there are no longer ANY Greenville frequencies during the daytime for VOA English, nor even via Bonaire, which used to give us adequate reception at certain hours.

More items concerning IBB/USA in this report under: CUBA; IRAN; SPAIN

** U S A. 9370, WTJC, getting somewhat back in whack: March 28 at 0550, there is a distorted spur around 9393 but cannot match it to 9370 modulation so maybe from somewhere else.

** U S A. NIST is really having technical problems, which is certainly a bad sign for this of all federal agencies! No doubt the Republicans are trying to cut its funding. Who needs standards? Bad for business and imaginary jobs!

WWV spurs from 10000 now in their second week: March 28 at 1349 circa 10050; at 1409 awful on 9951 blocking WRMI 9955 and whatever is on 9950, and secondary weaker spur on 9900 too; see also HAWAII (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

QSL Austrian Military Radio Society

Austrian Military Radio Society 6155 KHz - con QSL folder + adesivo da Austrian Military Radio Society - Gussriegelstrasse 45 - 1100  Wien - Austria in 141 giorni.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Su 10405 KHZ messaggio Psyop della Coalizione

Vi segnalo che sono ricominciate le trasmissioni Psyop su 10405 khz Usb dirette agli ufficiali e ai marinai libici, trasmesse da un aereo Ec-130j della coalizione. Qui c'e' la registrazione del segnale in lingua inglese e araba

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

BONAIRE Radio Japan-NHK Relay 11935 0330 GMT Japanese 444 March 28 YL with comments. Two OMs at a sports event with comments 0335 GMT. //17560[333]via Japan, 17810[333]via Japan.

CANADA China Radio Intl Relay-CRI 9790 0355 GMT English/Chinese 433 March 28 Mailbag program. ID 0400 followed by a YL in Chinese..

CHINA PBS 11960 0328 GMT Chinese 333 March 28 Two OMs with comments plus a YL at times. //11750[333].

CHINA China Radio Intl-CRI 11895 0336 GMT English 433 March 28 YL reading listeners emails sent to CRI. Band music 0340 GMT. Two OMs with comments at 0342 GMT.

CYPRUS BBCWS Relay 12035 0316 GMT English 333 March 28 Two OMs with comments about Muslim around the world.

RUSSIA Radio Rossii 12070 0310 GMT Russian 333 March 28 Two OMs with comments.

RWANDA Voice of Germany-DW Relay 11780 0343 GMT Russian 444 March 28 OM with comments. OM with DW ID 0345 GMT Then a YL with comments.

TUNISIA RTV Tunisienne 12005 0325 GMT Arabic 333 March 28 Two OMs with comments also a YL with comments.
Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

Glenn Hauser logs March 27, 2011

** CANADA. 17735, 15330 and 15235, RCI`s ONLY remaining English frequencies from Sackville (an hour of DRM aside), Sunday March 27 at 2050 in `Maple Leaf Mailbag`, its irrepressibly cheery host acknowledging listeners in India, Russia, Florida, etc. Slightly better signal on 15330 than the others, in use at 2000-2100 for Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, checking whether RNV is still on at 22-23, and thus blocking INDIA [q.v.] after 2200, March 27 at 2253 instead it`s RHC in Portuguese! Per RHC`s latest schedule this is supposed to be only on 15230 at 22-23, but when rechecked at 2256, 11670 is off, and 15230 only bears a weak R. Australia.

However, RHC Portuguese is now on the huge 15250 signal, changing at 2300 to RHC English, much better than // 5040 which is supposed to be the only frequency for it at that hour, while the RNV relay is  habitually on both 13680 and 15250 at 23-24.

On the contrary, at 2256 March 27, huge 13680 had RNV closing in English, and restarting at 2300 partly in English on how Venezuela and intellexuals all over the world are supporting Q`Daffy, a kindred evil spirit to El Hugazo. So has RHC gots its feedlines all crossed up, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, R. Africa active this Sunday, March 27 at 1944 with YL gospel huxter, poor signal; 2053 check now with an OM, distorted and fluttery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 17610, March 27 at 1932 political news about Alemanha, in Portuguese, so it must be DW --- Yes, and via Sines, PORTUGAL, 250 kW, 140 degrees at 1930-1957, good signal so must be outputting a hefty fraxion of that backwards at 320 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11670, interesting wailing caught my ear, March 27 at 2059, then two IDs for General Overseas Service of All India Radio, 2100 into news; fair and listenable on new frequency ex-6280 for A-11, 500 kW, 320 degrees from Bengaluru toward Europe and more or less USward too at 1730-2230 including the break for Hindi at 1945-2045. Totally in the clear, but to be blocked after 2200 by Venezuela via Cuba --- not exactly! See CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 15495, March 27 at 1942, ID in passing as RNW, poor signal in English, but maybe one of our better chances to hear this station which abandoned its North American SWLs. A-11 scheduled at 1759-1957, 500 kW, 150 degrees from Wertachtal, GERMANY, but not enough signal backwards at 330. The only other possibility here for this afternoon transmission, possibly better, is 11610, 250 kW, 280 degrees via RWANDA overlapping this hour, at 1859-2057 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17850, 17715 and 15110, March 27 at 2051 playing neat klezmer music. VG signal on all of them, but 17850 and 17715 not synchronized as 17850 is via CR and the others direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. Wolfgang Büschel says Turkey will be one day late switching to DST and consequently A-11!

``TRT still on winter schedule. Turkey DST one day later:

For the year 2011, Turkey will switch to European Summer Time at 3:00 am in the night from Sunday March 27 to Monday March 28, one day later than the rest of Europe, to avoid disrupting the examination for admission to higher education (YGS) held nation-wide on March 27. Only the PC nets on the Turkish airport to serve airline passengers to go abroad were switched manually.``

This explains my March 27 observations [or non] on 15450, 17755. I now figure I was hearing TRT at 1253 on 17755, with R. Farda the understation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17750, March 27 at 1931, talk in Burmese, the same (only?) speaker as before, so it must be WYFR`s Arabic service! Yes, indeed, now scheduled 19-20 on 17750 toward Europe when it`s 1 am in Myanmar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17560, Sunday March 27 at 1950, VG signal with American hits of the 1960s, presented in French; 2000 Mathieu LaVoie with jazzier show, no break for news. 1930-2030 is 250 kW, 90 degrees from Bonaire but plenty RF way offbeam here. VOA French also on 17560 previous hour at 1830-1930 via São Tomé (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. My previous report about `Aló, Presidente` for March 27 was a last-minute addition, before I had time to research the collisions in A-11:

``13750 and 17750 had no axion earlier on Sunday March 27, see CUBA, but checking at 1853 for `Aló, Presidente`, there`s El Hugazo best on 11690 altho weak with RTTY aside, and also seems audible on the four other frequencies but all with varying degrees of co-channel: 13680, 13750 (buried), 15370, 17750 (under WYFR). Way to go, Arnie!``

By refusing to participate in HFCC, because he would have to negotiate with ---ugh!!--- Americans, Arnie Coro fails to protect frequencies he has been using for Venezuela, let alone RHC itself:

17750 has WYFR at 1700-2045.
15370 has nothing scheduled 1600-2300.
13750 has something in Russian via France at 17-18; YFR via Wertachtal at 18-19
13680 has VOA Somali via Sri Lanka at 17-18; RFI Russian via France at 18-19
11690 has CRI French via Kashgar at 16-18; Turkey in Arabic 1830-1930.
See also TURKEY.

Then RNV`s 22 and 23 broadcasts are all jumbled up: see CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2011

** CANADA. 6115, strong open carrier, March 27 at 0641 and earlier in the hour; presumed Sackville which decided to burn kW even tho with A-11 there is no longer any CRI English relay here at 06-07, and hence no audio input (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake March 27:
10300, poor at 1336 // 13130
11500, poor at 1527, mixing with something else. Aoki A-11 not up yet, but B-10 showed Sound of Hope 1530-1600 via Tajikistan, CNR1 jamming
12980, very good at 1333
13130, very good at 1330
13500, poor at 1331, and not // the others. One of those 100-watt SOH nuisance frequencies, per B-10 Aoki.
15900, poor at 1250
No other FD found 12-19 MHz around 1334.

17705, March 27 at 1252, Indian music over Chinese talk CCI, i.e. AIR Chinese service vs CNR1 jamming; but no Arabic from BSKSA heard tho still supposedly scheduled here too. See also EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, March 27 at 0603, RHC Spanish is still on, more than an hour past official closedown time now. No Spanish frequencies to be heard on 6 MHz band; perhaps the RadioCuba operator fell asleep and forgot to turn off 5040. Recheck at 0643 just as it said ``les ofrecemos a Vds.`` the next program, faded out audio to dead air.

Meanwhile, RHC English at 0603 had Arnie Coro`s `Breakthru` about windmills, best on 6010, then 6050, 6150, 6060. This is supposed to be toward the end rather than beginning of hour-long repeats.

`En Contacto` DX program remains Sunday at 1335; March 27 I heard most of it on 11760, about early Cuban radio history, including R. Caibarién; and marking the RHC 50th anniversary, when the RHC Bauta transmitter site had been set up in 1961, Che`s pilot took the first director of the Bauta center, Luis --- Mendoza, up to see how vulnerable it was, being painted gray and white, and told him to have the buildings repainted olive green. The first 100 kW transmitter, a Brown Boveri, had a non-direxional antenna covering all the Americas, and was visited not by Fidel, but by Pres. Osvaldo Dorticós. Four anti-aircraft guns from China were also installed to protect it during the Bay of Pigs. By the 1962 October crisis, a second transmitter was on the air.

17750 in open carrier over VOA Kurdish, at 1408, but off at 1445. Another Sunday-only channel for VENEZUELA, q.v., 13750, was absent at 1528.

11760 reconfirmed with R. Havano Kubo in Esperanto, Sunday March 27 at 1519 quick check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. On the first day of A-11, R. Martí makes its usual seasonal frequency changes, but the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command misses them, allowing RM to get thru jamming-free, such as:

 6030, March 27 at 1242, RM clear, no jamming.
11845, March 27 at 1306, RM VG with no jamming on reactivated summer-only channel at 13-17, report on the persecution of Max Marambio. Meanwhile at 1306, wall-of-noise jamming on 11930 (now scheduled at 14-24), and at 1536 on 15330, both Martíless, the latter not used at all in A-seasons (but the DCJC still jammed it sporadically during A-10). 11845 still in the clear at 1526 with sports/boxing report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, R. Prague via WRMI, March 27 at 0610 with monthly science report on a book about ice in Bohemia; good signal and no jamming at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17490, CRI English, March 27 at 1253, VG with flutter, and likewise 17650 in Chinese both via Kashgar ending by 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 21580, RFI in French about development in African countries, March 27 at 1322, fair. I thought this was new for A-11, as had not heard in a long time, but was also scheduled in B-10 for 1200-1330.

17690, March 27 at 1403 songs in French, just music, no announcements heard tho an ``RFI Musique`` might have been inslipped, off at 1430* with no announcement either. Now scheduled for RFI in Spanish, 305 degrees from GUIANA FRENCH to Central & East USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean at 1400-1430 and 1600-1630, but no such programming due to strike (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 6075 may no longer run 24 hours with DW German from various sites, but it`s still on March 27 at 0606, during this hour via Woofferton UK; now scheduled 04-22 via Portugal or one of the UK sites (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, March 27 at 0558, R. Verdad definitely running announcement in Japanese, presumably recorded by a fan for benefit of DXers; then one at much lower modulation which I think was Italian. 0600 brief sign-off in English and 0600.6 starting choral NA featuring children`s voices. S9+15 and noticeably better signal now that they are up to full power of 700 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 21670, March 27 at 1322 weak station talking in unID language, gone at 1330, something new which had not been there in B-10. It`s VIRI`s Indonesian ``Melau`` service, 500 kW, 109 degrees from Kamalabad at 1230-1330, ex-15515 where I had also been hearing that until today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 17755, used to hearing Turkish music from German service of VOT during B-10 around 1300, and still hearing good signal with similar music in A-11 at 1253, but now it`s scheduled as R. Farda via Biblis, GERMANY at 12-14. This was atop some much weaker unknown co-channel, however, so maybe Turkey was still there too on day 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 21540, March 27 at 1321, R. Kuwait in Arabic atop Spain providing only a SAH, as another season starts maintaining this stupid collision (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, VOAf from the GJ, quite poor and low-modulated March 27 at 1400 when English should have started, nor any better at further chex during the following sesquihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, reactivated A-season frequency of RNZI ex-5950, March 27 at 1317, fair with Pacific political news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7225-7230-7235, DRM noise blob March 27 at 0607 listed as RRI; and another one on 7425-7430-7435 from BBC via Austria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. REE 15170 via Costa Rica to NAm is gone for A-11; instead VG signal on 11880, Sunday March 27 at 1255, // much weaker 11815 for SAm; 1305 starts `La Hora de Asia` about Japan, China, but also including Pacific later in hour, instead of `Amigos de la Onda Corta` DX program which had been at 1330 Sundays; is that now at 1230, or when? REE`s super-signal direct from Spain on 17595 also missing, now scheduled M-F only at 13-15. 17850 via CR was on again this Sunday at 1535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450 is listed as the reactivated A-11 frequency for VOT in English to Europe at 1230-1320v, also USward, but no trace of it March 27 at 1253, nor on // 15520 for Asia. The B-10 channels an hour later, 12035 and 11735 were not making it either. How is 15450 in Europe? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7425-7430-7435, DRM noise blob March 27 at 0607 listed as BBC via Austria; and another one on 7225-7230-7235 from Romania.

21470, BBCWS English news about Libya, March 27 at 1406. This is 175 degrees from CYPRUS at 14-17, just started for A-11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. Pleased still to hear VOA`s `Jazz America` hour in A-11, Sunday March 27 at 1312 on 12150, 9510, 7575, sites being Tinang, Poro and Poro, PHILIPPINES.

17750, under carrier presumed from CUBA, Sunday March 27 at 1408, weak SW Asian language. Once again VOA Kurdish via Wertachtal, GERMANY is now scheduled here 14-15; carrier gone at 1445 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15785, Arabic pop music, March 27 until 1515 switch to news until 1525 back to music. Had lots of axualities, including clips of Clinton & Gates in English into voice-over translations. Presumably R. Sawa, matching its format, on another brand-new frequency. Still Arabic pop music at 1537.

Seems R. Sawa has added more SW frequencies after 1300, and Wolfgang Büschel forwarded this as of March 26, showing 15785 is 250 kW, 285 degrees from Kuwait at 14-17:

ADDX club, Andreas Volk, Munich sent me the following SAWA file

SAW ARAB SAO 13710 1200 1300  100 020
SAW ARAB BOT 17600 1200 1300  100 350
SAW ARAB KWT 17840 1200 1400  250 285
SAW ARAB BOT 17485 1300 1400  100 350
SAW ARAB SAO 13730 1300 1400  100 020
SAW ARAB SAO 13780 1400 1500  100 020
SAW ARAB BOT 17525 1400 1530  100 350
SAW ARAB KWT 15785 1400 1700  250 285 ###
SAW ARAB SAO 11820 1500 1600  100 020
SAW ARAB KWT 11510 1700 1900  250 285

Also the separate Sudanese-Arabic program:
SAW SUDA SMG  5945 0300 0330  250 146
SAW SUDA SAO  7330 0300 0330  100 052
SAW SUDA NAU  9815 0300 0330  250 160

SAW SUDA NAU  9815 1800 1830  250 160
SAW SUDA SAO 11670 1800 1830  100 052
SAW SUDA SMG 11745 1800 1830  250 146

SAW SUDA WER  9745 1900 1930  250 150
SAW SUDA SMG  9800 1900 1930  250 146
SAW SUDA BOT 11830 1900 1930  100 350

** U S A. 9950 & 10050, big dirty spurs from WWV still pulsing away March 26 at 2053, despite my having mentioned this in a comment field on the current NIST online survey. Is anyone paying attention? Haven`t they received multiple complaints by now after a week of this??

Still nothing done to fix them March 27; when fundamental signal had built up at 1352, so had the 9950/10050 spurs. At 1539 when I was trying to confirm the scheduled Sunday 1530 WORLD OF RADIO broadcast on 9955 WRMI, could get nothing past the spur axually centred closer to 9951, and the weaker one around 9900 also audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15665, March 26 at 2102, gospel huxter in English with modulation spike spurs out to 15670-15700. Per B-10 schedule it`s WHRI. In A-11, 15665 is available for WHRI only at 20-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 18530, March 26 at 2109, just checking for WINB harmonic after 2100 change from 13570 to 9265, and there it is, screaming gospel huxter matching 9265, poor but audible on 18530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, the POS WTJC transmitter has gone haywire again. For the last few weeks has been just barely modulated and not causing problems beyond its bandwidth, but March 27 at 0552, modulation is higher, but distorted and also putting out big dirty spurs as far as 9335-9405, with further peaks around 9290, 9430, 9450. Still same at 0630.

And later that UT day at 1311, 9370 is undermodulated and distorted, with the worst spurs circa 9345, 9395. At 1538, 9370 had weakened, but still spur around 9395. Something is fundamentally wrong with WTJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7415, March 27 at 0608, ``Baby, I Love You`` rock song, so must be WBCQ with another late run of QSO with Ted Randall, way past listed time until 0400; and another oldie still running at 0638 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17580, no more Brother Scare here via Germany: March 27 at 1411, S Asian language, now scheduled as Bengali from YFR via Wertachtal at 13-15, 500 kW, 90 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 13750 and 17750 had no axion earlier on Sunday March 27, see CUBA, but checking at 1853 for `Aló, Presidente`, there`s El Hugazo best on 11690 altho weak with RTTY aside, and also seems audible on the four other frequencies but all with varying degrees of co-channel: 13680, 13750 (buried), 15370, 17750 (under WYFR). Way to go, Arnie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7505.0, good open carrier March 27 at 0637 and earlier in that hour. No broadcasters scheduled in B-10 or A-11, except WRNO, now registered at 22-16. It has really been mostly off the air for months, using only 02-05/01-04 during DST, and when on, closer to 7506. Possibly they are testing for a return on the correct frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

domenica 27 marzo 2011

Log Roberto Pavanello

 1431 27/3 00.50 R. Sawa - Gibuti Arabo MX buono
 1500 26/3 04.50 WFED - Washington EE NX suff.
 1510 26/3 04.55 WWZN - Boston EE talk OM suff.
 1620 26/3 05.00 R. Rebelde - Habana SS MX in // a 5025 KHz suff.
 1640 26/3 05.05 WTNI - Biloxi EE sport suff.
 1650 26/3 05.10 WHKT - Portsmounth EE NX buono
 1660 26/3 05.15 WWRU - Jersey City Coreano talk YL suff.
 1690 26/3 05.20 WPTX - Lexington Park EE talk OM suff.
 3906 26/3 22.55 R. Alice -
EE ID e MX buono
 3932 26/3 22.50 R. Bogusman -
EE ID e MX buono
 4026 26/3 22.45 Laser Hot Hits -
EE ID e MX buono
 4717 26/3 23.15 R. Yura - SS MX suff.
 4775 26/3 23.25 R. Tarma - SS MX buono
 4796 26/3 23.30 R. Lipez - Uyuni SS MX suff.
 4845 26/3 23.35 R. Cultura - Manaus PP MX buono
 4865 26/3 23.40 R. Alvorada - Londrina PP MX buono
 4925 26/3 23.45 R. Educ. rural - Tefè PP NX suff.
 4940 26/3 23.50 R. San Antonio - Villa Atalaya SS MX suff.
 4955 26/3 23.55 R. Cultural Amauta - Huanta SS NX buono
 5820 27/3 08.30 Orion R. -
EE ID e MX buono
 5835 27/3 08.35 R. Thunderbird - EE ID e S/OFF buono
 5940 27/3 00.00 R. Voz Missionaria - Camboriù PP MX buono
 6165 21/3 20.30 R. Tchad - N'Djamena FF NX buono
 6174 27/3 00.05 R. Tawantunsuyo - Cuzco SS MX suff.
 6185 27/3 00.20 R. Educaciòn - Mexico D.F. SS MX buono
 6240 27/3 08.40 R. Rainbow -
EE ID e MX buono
 6305 27/3 08.45 R. Merlin Int. -
EE ID e MX buono
 7125 23/3 19.35 R. Guineè - Conakry Vern. ID e talk YL buono
 9645 25/3 20.20 R. Bandeirantes - Sao Paulo PP intervista suff.
 9820 25/3 20.15 R. 9 de Julho - Sao Paulo PP Rosario buono
11735 23/3 19.30 R. Trans Mundial - Santa Maria PP ID e predica buono
15190 23/3 19.20 R. Inconfidencia - Belo Horizonte PP MX suff.
15345 23/3 19.25 R.A.E. - Buenos Aires IT Turismo e Avventura buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

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Mercoledì 23 marzo 2011
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RADIO PIO XII - Siglo XX (Bolivia)
SS, annunci OM/YL.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
Hrd in USB. QRM WYFR 5950.
Decimale misurato con S500/R7.
00.10 - 5910 kHz
R. ALCAVARAN - Lomalinda (Colombia)
SS, mx bailable local.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
00.24 - 7850 kHz
CHU - Ottawa (Canada)
FF/EE, t/s e IDs OM.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
In USB chiarissima!
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G3 Etón
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Satellit 500 Grundig
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Dipolo aperto 21 m (@6-30 MHz)
Ampli RF K0LR per loop ACA modificato (WA1ION)
Ampli RF LX1456 Nuova Elettronica per loop SW e dipolo
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Venerdì 25 marzo 2011
Nonostante i persistenti problemi familiari, con il pullman di linea ieri sono riuscito ad andare un paio d'ore a S. Stefano d'Aveto, per verificare la situazione FM locale e per provare il G3 Etón.
La prima cosa è che, come la scorsa estate e quella di tre anni fa, ho ancora una volta constatato la totale assenza di Radio Azzurra 88 Rete Liguria e le frequenze da loro dichiarate sono tutte utilizzate da/per altre emittenti.
Il ricevitore G3, senza modifiche è stellare, soprattutto per quella caratteristica già osservata in precedenza di agganciare in qualche maniera i segnali e mantenerli stabili e decifrabili, almeno fino a quando non si cambia frequenza oppure orientamento. E l'RDS per attivarsi deve trovare segnali forti, a dimostrazione della notevole selettività che in genere è proprio quella che condiziona il Radio Data System.
Per le condizioni d'ascolto, dico brevemente che la Liguria è quasi totalmente tagliata fuori, a fronte di una prevalenza delle postazioni lombarde, quelle più potenti attorno alle aree montagnose dei Laghi di Como e Maggiore, come Valcava, Piani d'Erna e Mottarone. Presumo che con una dotazione ricevente più adeguata si possano ottenere risultati migliori. Un primo bandscan fino a prossima escursione, è stato inserito fra quelli disponibili nell'archivio del gruppo Yahoo! tigullioamfm_dx.
Per concludere, ecco quella che dovrebbe essere la situazione locale, assente (credo) dai siti web delle emittenti. Casomai la si volesse usare a favore di FM List.
88.000 - Radio Maria - Rezzoaglio-M. Vallà-GE (ex 88.200 già da mesi)
90.500 - Radio Kiss Kiss - Rezzoaglio-M. Vallà-GE (da inserire)
90.800 - Radio Maria - Mezzanego-M. Zatta-GE (da cancellare)
94.400 - Radio Padania Libera - S. Stefano d'Aveto-Allegrezze-GE (da
105.700 Radio Zeta - Mezzanego-M. Zatta-GE (da inserire)
106.900 R101 - Fontanigorda-M. Laghicciolo-GE (da inserire)
107.800 Radio Pace-InBlu - S. Stefano d'Aveto-Allegrezze-GE (da inserire)
Luca Botto Fiora

S. Stefano d'Aveto (Genova)
G.C. 09E25 - 44N32 / 1012 m. s.l.m.
RX: G3 Etón
ANT: Telescopica incorporata

Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2011

** ARUBA. 24950-USB, March 26 at 1920, leisurely contacts by P49MR, Martin, whose home call is VE3MR, with XE1R and an HB9. Had a hard time copying correct call of the XE. shows:

``P49MR, Martin ROSENTHAL, Aruba. VE3MR is currently active from Aruba as P49MR. He is active on HF Bands. QSL via home call`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 26:
 8400, poor at 1332
10300, good at 1330
12240, poor at 1329
12980, good at 1330
13130, very good at 1329
13970, poor at 1327
14970, fair at 1322
15900, fair at 1322
16980, fair at 1325, mixed with noise; none others up to 20 MHz

At 1330-1332 I checked which ones were // with which:
one group in //: 8400 10300 12980 13130 13970 16980;
another group in // only to each other: 12240 14970 15900

At 1522, all those were gone, but FD could be heard on 9450, mixing with a 100 kW Sound of Hope transmitter in Taiwan at 14-16 per Aoki.

15375, CNR1 jamming at 1335 against something, i.e. RFA in Tibetan via UAE until 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also INDIA

** CUBA. 5025, March 26 at 0540, R. Rebelde back to good modulation after breakdown last night; lots of drumming and percussion at the moment, from our much more music station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15630, March 25 at 1940, series of standards from the American songbook, YL with ``Embraceable You``, ``Nice Work If You Can Get It``, ``I Got Plenty o` Nuthin``` by Bing? ``Swanee`` by Jolson. Mixed in and even talking over some of the songs were DJ announcements I thought were Slavic, but must have been colloquial Greek since this has to be VOG on 15630, cutting off abruptly at 1955:30* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, R. Verdad, March 26 at 0040 check, better signal than 24 hours earlier, and likely up to full power now.

Then got this message: ``WE HAVE REPAIRED OUR TRANSMITTER OF RADIO TRUTH, AND WE ARE ON THE AIR WITH 700 WATTS. WE ALSO CHANGED OUR FREQUENCY, AND NOW WE ARE AT 4055 KHZ. We expect your reports; we have a new and beautiful commemoration QSL Card. Please SPREAD THE NEWS. Dr. Édgar Amilcar Madrid, Director and Manager``

Thomas Nilsson was also getting it and Sweden; he and Mauno Ritola in Finland measure TGAV at 4-6 Hz low in frequency. Next check here at 0539, during Hammond organ music, could not hear the het from 4055.2 until the music stopped and into English announcement (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 17705, March 26 at 1302, BSKSA has CCI and SAH from Indian music, but strangely enough, no ChiCom CNR1 jamming audible, as this is the usual overlap between AIR Chinese service via Bangalore until 1315, and BSKSA Riyadh from 1200, both on 17705. Before 1300 I was getting several CRI frequencies on 16m, probably from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN; and afterwards lots of Firedrake up to 17 MHz; see CHINA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, checked at 1800 March 25 but nothing heard, so expected another day of zero reception from R. Kuwait in English. But must have come on late, as at next check, 1859, there it was with song by YL, fair signal S9+20 and fadey; 1900 ID in English, historical talk about construxion, modernization, all the great things the Sabah leadership has done, full of musical interludes longer than the talk segments. 1909 traditional music.

2030 still good signal with rock music; 2058 sign-off mentioning 963 kHz, 96.3 MHz, to be back in English at 8 am on 15110 to S Asia; 9 pm to Europe and North America on 11990! 2059 brief NA by military band, 2100 accurate 3+1 timesignal, martial news theme, start news in Arabic, but off shortly afterward.

So the studio STILL thinx they are on 11990 instead of 15540 where they have been all winter for English at 18-21, mostly not propagating! But improving now with spring conditions; really should have stayed on 11990. Furthermore, the 0500 English on 15110 has been gone for years. Main newscast is at 1830, and headlines around 2055.

21540, R. Kuwait the SSOB, March 26 at 1442 with Qur`an, way over Spain which still caused a SAH, but Spain seemed to be gaining. Lots of 15m SSB ham signals now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, VOAf from the GJ, already starting English at 1401 March 26, pompous announcer with extremely stale 9.9.99 propaganda, fair signal and sufficient modulation. 1511 recheck, YL mentioned Nicaragua, and ``we come to the end of the news`` -- drat, missed something which might really have been topical, at 1500? Into Green Book nonsense introduced by Beethoven`s Ninth riff. Still nothing on 21695 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1558 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 25 at 2030 on WWCR 7465 (to be 15825 from next week). Also on the ACB Radio Mainstream webcast-only at 2100, in 2-hourly odd-hour repeats UT Fridays.

9955, WRMI airing of WOR Saturday March 26 at 1400 confirmed, tuned in at 1424 but JBA, and now besides jamming, overload from WWCR 9980, stronger adjacent broadcasts on 9950 and 9960, we now have the nasty spur from WWV around 9950! See USA: WWV entry. Next WRMI repeats are Sat 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730. WRMI would have grounds for a complaint to WWV if that`s what it takes.

WOR also confirmed on WWCR 12160 webcast Saturday at 1600; final repeat there is Sunday 0630 on 3215.

Final WOR airing on 6090 from IRRS should be Saturday at 1900, to be replaced next week by 7290, and presumably at 1800 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9950, extremely distorted WWV spur still going March 26 for at least the sixth day, at 1424 as I am trying to check WORLD OF RADIO on 9955 WRMI, to which it causes additional interference. However, spur gone at 1425, and it seems fundamental 10000 has also cut off air, leaving weaker WWVH.

So are they finally aware of the problem and working to fix it??? But at 1437, spurs and fundamental are back on. At 1518 check the big spur on 9950, and little one on 9900, but this time without the match on 10050 leaving 10051 VOLMET in the clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, still no trace of WINB if really on the air overnight, March 26 at 0549; in fact, there were NO stations audible on 13 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17880, March 26 at 1255 Arabic pop music, presumed R. Sawa via KUWAIT on new/temporary SW schedule; not audible on 15325 via Lampertheim. At 1259, 17880 cut to ``This is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Praha`` loop + beep; 1300 opening some non-Arabic news, probably SW Asian language. Not on schedules, so runover, or something else new intentionally? HFCC shows only CRI in French via Mali at 1300 but nothing heard from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-AM, pirate March 26 at 0545, fair with rock music, refrain ``when the sun goes down``; maybe same station as heard previously around this hour. Off or fadeout at 0556 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

ASCENSION FEBA Relay 11985 2204 GMT Pulaar 333 March 24 Vocal singing by an OM followed by comments by an OM.

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba-RHC 12010 2345 GMT Spanish 444 March 23 YL with Musica program and an ID as RHC. Then a YL singing. //12040 [444].

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba-RHC 12040 2149 GMT Spanish 444 March 24 YL and OM with comments and RHC ID. //11770[333], 12010 [444].

CUBA Radio Venezuela Relay-RV 11670 2218 GMT Spanish 333 March 24 OM with comments. OM with ID 2219 GMT. OM with ID as Nacional Venezuela 2220 GMT.

CYPRUS BBCWS Relay 12095 2115 GMT English 333 March 24 YL and OM with comments.

GUAM, Agat Adventist World Radio-AWR 11965 2208 GMT Indonesian 333 March 24 OM with comments.

RWANDA Voice of Germany-DW Relay 12025 2330 GMT German 444 March 23 YL with comments with Libya mentioned often. //15640[333], 11865[333]via Portugal.

RWANDA Voice of Germany-DW Relay 12070 2142 GMT English 333 March 24 Germany cracking down on Immigrants trying to get into comments by a YL.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
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