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Glenn Hauser logs March 31, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, still no LRA36 carrier detectable, March 31 at 1313, and now would be quite squeezed between POLAND [non] on 15480, and Sawa strong via ??? on 15470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 15345 [not measured to the fraxion], RAE with variety of lite music, March 31 at 2350; then to 8-note IS 2356-2357* about to QSY to 11711v; fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15190, R. Inconfidência, March 31 at 2310 mixing about equally with WYFR Portuguese to Brasil, making lo and wavering het. That`s better than to be expected, and depending on whether WYFR begins to drop out/skip over. At same time, WYFR had much stronger signals on 15130 and 15440, not aimed at Brasil. This was on the DX-398 portable; rechecked at 2338 on the FRG-7, WYFR was way on top; too much antenna? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 11600, March 31 at 0527 open carrier with flutter; 0530 starts speaking German, but keeps dropping off the air several times; 0531.5 back on with carrier only. Without knowing the exact schedule, I figure it`s Bulgaria, and probably // 9600 --- tuning down there at 0532, yes, it is // as 11600 resumes some fitful German (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7110-7150, Intruder into worldwide 40m hamband, OTH radar pulses, March 31 at 1250, same rate and sound as several other spots, but variable intensities, 6960-7000, 6460-6510, 6780-6840, all approx.; presumed from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUYANA. 3290, after a week or so of much better reception of V. of Guyana, back to little or nothing lately vs the ute on the low side, e.g. at 0535 check March 31. I also read that they were off the air for at least 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6020, trying to hear Shiokaze = Sea Breeze at its earlier time and new frequency reported by S. Hasegawa and Ron Howard, March 31 at 1340, all I can detect is an undercurrent of something vs strong R. Australia, on 6020 until 1400, but SB stays another half hour into our daylight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, March 31 at 2358, Arab music, heavy flutter, then R. Kuwait ID; off when rechecked at 2407. This was a regular last summer, upholding surprisingly late across midnite meridian from weehour Kabd.

Checking HFCC A-11 for Kuwait transmissions to CIRAFs 6 and 7, i.e. contiguous C&W USA west of 90 degrees:
11950 22-05 150 kW 350 degrees, DRM in ENGLISH [really on?? 7 hours??]
13650 18-21 500 kW 350 degrees, Arabic
13770 14-20 500 kW 350 degrees, Arabic
17550 20-24 500 kW 350 degrees, Arabic

I continue to be amazed that Kuwait even tries to serve this area, at least in Arabic; are there a lot of Kuwaitis around, like in California?

There are two other transmissions better suited to ENAm, but designated for CIRAF 27, 28 = Europe:
 9880 21-24 500 kW 310 degrees, Arabic
15540 18-21 150 kW 310 degrees, Arabic [but really in English!]
Such a gross error, repeated season after season, forces us to question accuracy of the rest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11890, REE in Spanish, March 31 at 0526, good reception now with climbing overnight MUF. On March 23 I reported this on 11895 --- rechecking, at 05-07 they do use 11895 in B-seasons, 11890 in A-seasons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 13570, March 31 at 0529, presumed WINB is back to a JBA carrier, compared to VG signal 24 hours earlier; tonight Australia and Russia are still in on 13 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15470, March 31 at 1329, R. Sawa, with ``I Wanna Ride Your Body`` song in English designed to corrupt innocent Moslem youth, until cut at 1330 for Voice of America sign-off, and off at 1331 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1557 monitoring: this edition was finished later than usual, making the first SW airing to be UT Friday April 1 at 0330 on WWRB 2390.

It also picks up the program number missed the previous week when we called that edition #1558 by mistake. So next week it will be on to #1559. Note well: 1557 is the latest, current edition, produced March 31.

1557 confirmed on ACB Radio Mainstream webcast starting at 0100 April 1, to be repeated 2-hourly.

Next SW airings: WRMI 9955: Friday 1430, Saturday 0800, 1400, 1730, Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730. WWCR: Friday 2030 on reactivated 15825, Saturday 1600 on 12160, Sunday 0630 on 3215. IPAR/IRRS/NEXUS-IBA, Saturday 1800 on reactivated 7290, to be confirmed.

WBCQ 7415 was playing Amos `n` Andy on webcast when I checked at 2130 Wednesday March 30. Operator told me he played WOR 1558 at 2100, rather than previously scheduled 2115, and the week before, WOR appeared at 2130. WBCQ has not replied to our inquiry about what time it is really supposed to air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###