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Glenn Hauser logs December 29-30, 2016

** ALBANIA. 6020, Dec 30 at 0121, CRI English fair in AM Mode. Sorry I missed a switch to NBFM, rarely a chance to monitor a SW broadcast that way. Steve Luce in TX had been noting a carrier interfering with the Cërrik relay, but Mike Barraclough found a post and recording of Dec 23 showing it was in narrowband FM. Maybe it will recur:

``Posted by Mr Spock on December 23, 2016, 12:54 am --- I don't know if this is deliberate or a transmitter fault, but China Radio International is using FM on 6020 kHz at Midnight local time.

It's a very strong signal and it sounds quite good in FM. It's definitely FM because in the centre of the carrier there is a hum and tuning either side of the carrier you can slope detect the audio.

Here is a recording - the first 30 seconds is AM then I switch to FM  
LLAP\\//.`` But you have to sign up for a free account to hear it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGOLA. 4949.7, Dec 30 at 0057, RNA is on with talk at S7; I gather it has been sporadic lately instead of steadily all-night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9674.95, Dec 30 at 0123, two very weak signals making a low audible heterodyne, about 50 Hz, where there had been only one, CRI English via Kashgar this hour on 9675.0. As ZY stations are by nature off-frequency, now the new one must be Rádio Canção Nova, reported by Ed Santos in Bahia, radioescutas yg, to have reactivated as of Dec 15. I had sought this some times before without hearing it; hours may be irregular or limited (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA

** CHINA. 5978.98, Dec 30 at 0044, JBA carrier as I am ChiCom-checking along with Chaski-checking on 5980. Even weaker than Perú, and still there at 0106 after Chaski has gone off. Aoki shows the PBS Gannan from Hezuo hours in Chinese and Tibetan, now under 5979 too, as 1020-1410 and 2250-0100 via a 15 kW ND transmitter, instead of original 5970, where WRTH 2017 still shows it at exactly same hours. Better heard in our mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11860, Dec 30 at 0130, bandscanning and hoping for a bit of Yemen [non], instead hear CRI theme, opening hour in Nepali, westward from Kunming, JBA at S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Dec 30 at 0054, S9+15 CRI relay with Chinese song is distorted, joining the club on 6060 and 6090 Anguilla (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9820, Dec 30 at 0128, no signal from RHC where I had heard it 48 hours ago, on a channel which in B-16 had been used only in local mornings and probably appeared evening by operator failure to change frequency on same transmitter. However, RHC 9710 is JBA, while 11840 is S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 7480, Dec 30 at 0117, I am again hearing nothing but a humwhine, during the hour when Radio Free Asia in Uyghur via TAJIKISTAN is scheduled. Jamming, or malfunxion? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2749-USB, S7 Dec 30 at 0114, YL in French mentioning TUC (UTC), marine weather. Starting at 0107 is VOK, Goose Bay, Labrador, via St. Anthony site at the northern tip of the island. However, the Canadian CG website says VOK operates only in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Dec 30 at 0150 UT, country gospel songs in English are mixing with Spanish religious talk from Denver, and sports talk in English from Cedar Falls. At 0156 UT I would qualify it as praise gospel rock, certainly implying I am really hearing KFSW Sallisaw, which is much more of a challenge than the other 1650s (except XEARZ). But no ToH ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4774.90, Dec 30 at 0109, weak music vs CODAR. This must be R. Tarma, as Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal had measured it on 4774.910, Dec 3 at 2218, while R. Congonhas, Brasil was way up on 4774.964 (and which I have heard at 0725 Dec 23 on 4774.967; no het from it now). Of course each could also be subject to some variation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980.0, Dec 30 at 0044, R. Chaski is back! with its JBA carrier. Claudio Galaz, Chile, the only other DXer who bothers to track it, got a reply from station Dec 27 that the transmitter had been damaged, but would be back on air shortly; and so, it is. As the autotimer might also have gone thru a reset, I monitor continually from 0059, and do make out some music playing past 0100, until cutoff at 0103:21.5*, starting a new recession cycle no doubt of approx. 6.5 seconds later per diem. China is still on 5979, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 30 at 0053, VOT IS at S9 but noisy. The spurious German broadcast must have aired complete from 0000 instead of turning off after English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1857 monitoring: to my surprise, last week`s show is playing from 0039 tune-in until 0100 UT Fri Dec 30 on WBCQ 5129.84-AM, as this transmitter adds another unscheduled program. At first I assumed it was // but not synchronized with 9330 where WOR is scheduled at this same time, presumably first WBCQ airing of new 1858.

WORLD OF RADIO 1858 monitoring: confirmed Thursday December 29 at 2130 on WRMI, 13695, excellent. Also confirmed UT Fri Dec 30 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, but JBA (and at same time, previous WOR 1857 is playing on 5129.84, as above!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.0-AM, UT Fri Dec 30 at 0042, WBCQ with `Broad Spectrum Radio` --- no advance publicity about this week`s content, because it turns out to be a repeat of last week`s, James Branum rebutting Allan Weiner`s support of Thump (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.84-AM, Dec 30 at 0100 following the unexpected replay of last week`s WOR 1857, ID as ``Radio TimTron``, and 0101 WBCQ ID, continuing with him? Also unscheduled until `Just Right` at 0200-0300 UT Fridays. But it`s getting quite weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Dec 30 at 0046, a JBA carrier is here! So now I am concluding that WRMI is simply leaving XMTR 3 on the air into the night, maybe all night, when it is mostly not propagating, instead of switching to 7780 which has been absent except for one log a few nights ago. Maybe #3 is just uncooperative in operating on the 7 MHz band for some reason (but we know would radiate on second harmonic 15560, not that far from 15770). I hadn`t bothered to precise 15770 during normal listening but now I do and get 15769.98. Still a JBA carrier at 0132, but now it measures to 15770.01. There is one other station in Aoki on 15770, AIR Delhi-Khampur, but only at 0400-0530 in Persian, Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Dec 30 at 0046, WRMI with gamelan-sounding music, altho scheduled during this semihour UT Fridays is `Sounding the Alarm`, presumably religious (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, Dec 30 at 0138 UT, Spanish religious talk and hymn, steadily audible with semi-local KOKP Perry OK nulled, even tho far from sideways. 0159 UT timecheck for ``9 de la noche in Nueva York`` and at 0201 UT, ``temperatura de 40 grados Fahrenheit``. No greater service can Radiovisión Cristiana, WWRV, 1330, NYC, render to the denizens of Roswell than via KCKN keep them informed about time and temp in La Gran Manzana. But then Roswell is allegedly infested by aliens. Nothing further needed to make this a definite ID. Sure sounds like more than the 1 kW STA recently revealed by the FCC to NRC; maybe they`ve got the 50 kW back in service, so they can resume ignoring the requirement to protect Pittsburgh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060.02, Dec 30 at 0141 UT, Spanish interview with a singer, mentions a .ca address, but this is not Calgary, ha ha. Sings ``gracias, Cristo``, etc. At 0153 UT, jingle ``alabanza y adoración, KIJN`` as this Farwell TX 10 kW daytimer unabashedly IDs at night on its signature off-frequency causing fast hets with anything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, Dec 30 at 0147 UT, two guys conversing in Spanish about pollos. Maybe the chickens are a team as these are surely the bozos on KBZO Lubbock TX with ESPN Deportes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 4824.50-AM, Dec 30 at 0108, S8 open carrier vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5930, Dec 30 at 0052, weak S5 signal, in, Spanish? I then hear a couple familiar words and conclude it is Spanish, but uplooked later, the only schedulee is BBC in Dari via Austria. And there is no known unlisted LA station on 5930. A mixing product? Cuba might put one on 5920 or 5940, but not 5930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6100.0, Dec 30 at 0056, algo talk at S7. Could be CRI Portuguese, 500 kW aimed NW from Beijing site, a long way to Brasil. Or KCBS Pyongyang with a low winter sun. But not the HFCC registration for MBR Nauen, wooden (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0554 UT December 30