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Glenn Hauser logs August 27, 2014

** ALBANIA. 9845, Aug 27 at 0148, R. Tirana English has modulation problems, with roaring sound, and also squeals going upward in pitch every few seconds. Carrier is OK. Only one transmitter and antenna in Shijak remain in service, fortunately aimed 310 degrees USward and UKward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Aug 27 at 0140, RNA is still missing uncovering a JBA carrier presumably EAST TURKISTAN. 6180 still off at 0504 check but 11780 still on and spurless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 10000, Aug 27 at 1257, WWVH time pips with overlay from another station about half a second out of synch! So that`s no real time standard outlet. 1259 CW ID for BPM over and over this minute without pips, so the ChiCom are out of step with the rest of the world? Or was it a third station? WWV was JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12140, Aug 27 at 0152, RHC Spanish second harmonic of 6070 is readable here despite CODAR; while 18210 third harmonic is very poor.

12140 sorta substitutes for 13740 fundamental still AWOL at 0154 check Aug 27

15370, Aug 27 at 0155, good signal with open carrier/dead air; suspect RHC transmitter as used earlier, maybe explaining why 13740 or some other frequency is missing. Only thing HFCC knows about here is CNR

11840, Aug 27 at 0502, RHC is still on overtime, restarting an hour of Spanish programming, but cut to 2 or 3 words of English before cut off the air at 0502.6*; typical slopperation. Why is it so hard to at least turn down the modulation at the end of a transmission for a smooth departure?

6100, Aug 27 at 0505, another SNAFU, dead air instead of RHC English, which is OK on other members of The Cuban Five (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 27 at 0144, R. Cairo Arabic good with flutter, but undermodulated and always whiny

9315, Aug 27 at 0145, R. Cairo Spanish, open carrier/dead air, strangely much weaker than 9965

11710, Aug 27 at 0145, poor signal but at least a carrier back on to het Argentina on a weeknite, i.e. R. Cairo Spanish

12070, Aug 27 at 0146, R. Cairo, VG signal but extremely distorted Spanish with humroar

13850, Aug 27 at 0458, R. Cairo, distorted Arabic and hum, fair signal and the SSOB as 13630 Australia is not on quite yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [non]. 9420, Aug 27 at 0151, no ERTOpen so we can hear IRAN Arabic poorly, and 9935 is also off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13800, Aug 27 at 0154, Qur`an, fair with flutter, i.e. VIRI Hindi service startup, via Sirjan. Isn`t it odd for mostly Hindus to get Qur`aned? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See GREECE [non]

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Aug 27 at 1305, Voice of Kurdistan via PRIDNESTROVYE with talk presumed news, but from about 1310 it`s all-music with vocal ululations, 1341 switch to another protracted piece with more conventional vocalizations. Fair-good signal. I was enjoying this so much that I forgot to check for the 1315 WORLD OF RADIO on 9955 WRMI, until too late, 1344 Rudy Espinal ID; but confident it aired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Aug 27 at 0137, dialog about sunglasses, noisy background; 0138 hard rock song but lyrix parlato. High storm noise level impairs. 0144 song about underwear. Still good at 0156. Numerous logs here say it`s XLR8 at *0046-0213*:,18278.0.html

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 3185 // much stronger 5050, Aug 27 at 0143, Brother Scare on both WWRB frequencies; presumably 3185 will resume breaking away for separate programming when available (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9870, Aug 27 at 0147, TRT Spanish during music with modulation horribly pulsing on and off roughly 10 times per second, while stronger // 9770 is OK; both of course from Emirler site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13563+, Aug 27 at 0133, G N K hifer beacon from Madison WI audible again and a little stronger than before; maybe its favorite daypart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 27 at 0152, WTWW-3 is on with separate SFAW preaching not // 9475; unlike 9475, 12105 does not have a constant big hum; and 5085 with BS is also on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Regarding my logs of KHOW 630 & KLTT 670 Denver around local noon on Aug 23, ``Glenn, take a look at Radio Locator. It seems to me that while there are prominent lobes as aforementioned, It seems both of them seem to go more your way. Sincerely, (Todd Skaine, Woodbury, MN, ABDX via DXLD)``

Yes, those are quite a bit at variance with the Pattern Book maps. On 670, I mixed up the day and night lobes, so it`s the night one to the WSW and with only 1400 watts, I can`t say I`ve ever heard KLTT at night vs WSCR, KHGZ, and CMBAs (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Tnx to Bruce Conti who did further research on my Radio Fórmula unID on 840 which could have been American or Mexican. Seems at both 0544 and 1057 UT Aug 21, it was my suspected KVJY Pharr TX with another format change which had gone unnoticed elsewhere:

``Looks like KVJY carries R. Fórmula programming per their website
which also displays the "noticias, deportes, entretenimiento" slogan.

Here's an old report from when KVJY changed format in 2011
(Bruce Conti, NH, mwdx yg via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1918 UT August 27