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Glenn Hauser logs January 24, 2015

** BRAZIL. 11935, Jan 24 at 0617, RB2 is on with call-in in Brazuguese, poor.

9725, Jan 24 at 0631, this RB2 is on again, poor signal with call-in; seems they do a lot of those (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, Jan 24 at 0616, good signal with open carrier/dead air, no doubt RHC failed to turn off again at 0600. Worse?

9710, Jan 24 at 0618, RHC in Spanish is still going here, and very good signal, with excerpt of hoary old Fidel speech. Also still on 9535 at 0619 Jan 24 with much lower modulation, both supposed to quit at 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9330, Sat Jan 24 at 0627, large carrier of dead air --- could be another WBCQ test, but on more regular schedule is Cuban 5-digit YL Spanish numbers/digital bursts; now this is during a pause. Ivo Ivanov has observed a new pattern for ``Cuban Spy Number HM01 with new start/end of transmissions:
xx59-xx21 broadcasts 22 minutes; xx21-xx29 open carrier/dead air
xx29-xx51 broadcasts 22 minutes; xx51-xx59 change of frequencies
including 9330:
0559-0651 9330 UNID secret transmitter site Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat
0659-0751 9330 UNID secret transmitter site Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri``

** FRANCE [non]. 9395, UT Sat Jan 24 at 0620 I tune in RFI via Global 24 as she is announcing winners of a quiz, then questions about tigers on a new quiz; deadline for that is 9 March and prizes announced 14 March. One address is english.service @ I did not hear what the prizes were or will be, but the program segment is `Sound Kitchen`, ``where you never know what you`ll be served``, amounting to a brief mailbag, hostessed by Susan Owensby. Will be back next Saturday at 0452, 0622, 0752; 0626 on to a press review. So S.K. is apparently only a few minutes, but it was already going 2 minutes before 0622 today. Does this mean all features repeat on a sesquihour cycle? Anyhow, G24 carries only the 06-07 hour, and usually, as this time, the signal has built up to very good level, unlike daytime or earlier in evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Jan 24 at 0620, ERTOpen is on with good signal, classical guitar music. Hadn`t heard it for a few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake felt here with wobbling of computer screen, UT Jan 24 at 0223:40. USGS registered it as mag 3.6, 14 km WSW of Enid, 5.4 km deep, at 0223:24Z --- so it took 16 seconds to reach here, or margin of error? Sorry, OT but I keep track of signif quakes here. I`m sure it was mentioned on the radio and TV too (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Jan 24 at 1344-1400 UT, KGWA Enid in open carrier/dead air, missing IIRC the Cowboy show, the whole hour? And audiblizing others when nulled, definitely KMA: See U S A. KGWA mod cuts back on at 1400 UT for Fox ``news``, so it`s a negative Fox-hole (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9955, Jan 24 at 0632 tune-by, Brother Scare is enumerating some of his MW stations on ``all-night``, the first frequency I hear: 1480 --- that must have been KBXD Dallas, except it went bankrupt and off the air about 5 weeks ago; doesn`t he know? Still on his list, which can never be taken as accurate, definitive:
Also mentions WWVA, WCKY, WNAH 1360 in Nashville, and something in Syracuse not on the list. Pray, why doesn`t God grant His Last Day Prophet the gift of accuracy? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 9990, Jan 24 at 1357, very poor with S? Asian music, 1400 time signal about 10 seconds late! (and half an hour off in the target). Then sounds like Burmese? No, R. Farda in Persian is listed by HFCC and Aoki at 1300-1430, 250 kW, 315 degrees via Iranawila (also 0830-1300 via Kuwait). What is it about SL and timesignals? Cf. SLBC 11905, always 18-20 seconds late with 0115 UT tri-pips (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 960, Jan 24 at 1344 UT, local KGWA Enid is not modulating, so I null it to find two or three other stations. There is such a big perpetual hum on KGWA, however, that peaks at precise null point, why? So I have to offset it slightly to pull thru the DX. At 1352, ``sports here on KMA`` ID in passing, from Shenandoah IA, my #1 suspect outside Mexico. LSR was 1339 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1420, Jan 24 at 0637, `Coast to Coast AM` from two stations making a slight reverb, both roughly NE/SW. And Google searching on the C2C station list for 1420 gets only two hits: WOC Davenport IA, and KTOE Mankato MN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search, circa 1339 UT sunrise here Jan 24: full bandscan finally pays off, with JBA carriers looping NW on 1566 at 1333; 774 at 1335; 882 at 1337; 918 at 1337. 1566 would be 250 kW HLAZ in Korea South; 774 of course the most regular, 500 kW JOUB in Akita, Japan; 882 maybe 250 kW at Wonsan, North Korea; 918 has a 200 kW China, 50 kW South Korean, 100 kW Thailand, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6000+, Jan 24 at 0629, RHC 6000.0 has a weak het on the hi side, very roughly 1 kHz. Wonder if the Brasília tester is back; used to be on the lo side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0007 UT January 25