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Glenn Hauser logs November 28-29, 2018

** ALASKA. 7320, Nov 29 at 1401, KNLS IS is S6-S7 vs high noise level; 7560 also playing KNLS IS much better at S9. 7320 is English at 270 degrees on a -30 degree slew from 300, 7560 is Mandarin at 300 degrees, no slew, both types 218 antenna and allegedly 100 kW, yet quite a difference. Maybe because at about 98 degrees we are closer to directly off the back of 270 than 300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.74, Nov 29 at 0623, R. Aparecida M&W conversation in Brazuguese, the SSOB and almost the OSOB except JBA carrier on 11815 from the other Brazilian, signs of N Korea on 11680, 11710, and that`s it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 29 at 0036, RHC English is S9+40 but just barely modulated; 9720 is off now. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6150, Nov 29 at 1348, RHC is S9+10 mentioning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on secret frequency not in Aoki, but EiBi has it at 12-14; // much stronger another new frequency, 11950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Nov 29 at 1352, music at S8-S6, one signal presumed VOI Palangkaraya rather than Bougainville. 1358 fading, 1400 sounds like theme music. The English hour from VOI might even have been listenable from 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Nov 29 at 1357, KCBS music at S8-S9, qualifying as MW; also on 3320 at about same level as 3325 Indonesia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Nov 29 at 1351, M&W Korean talk, S9/S9+10 and no jamming audible vs Voice of Freedom currently here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Nov 29 at 1304, YL in unknown language, partly Spanish mentioning ``Desarrollo de Pueblos Indígenas``, which is the federal agency running native stations I love to hear, then definite IDs pronounced in Spanish, XEETCH heard twice, and La Voz de los Tres Rios. That`s the 5 kW daytimer in Etchojoa, Sonora. Has growing SAH of 128/min = 2.13 Hz in plain Spanish, likely XEGD in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 810, Nov 29 at 1308, looping SW, Mexican NA by kidchorus is playing; running late? 1310 losing to WHB and can`t make out an ID before ``-AM`` in Spanish. Then some Xmasmx, Greensleeves, 1316 Merry Little Xmas in English so probably a third station. The only Mexfit is XERSV, Tribuna R., Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, 5 kW daytimer. (Tim Hall has confirmed that XESB in Chihuahua is gone.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 820, Nov 29 at 1321, canned YL ID as ``Canal Ochocientos Veinte, ABC Radio`` and back to romantic music, easily separable from WBAP at the moment, just before LSR of 1321 UT. It`s XEABCA in Mexicali BCN, which really gets out, and frequently non-IDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 29 at 1347, S5-S7 carrier but just barely modulated, presumed R. Hargeisa by longpath when it could even be in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 710, Nov 28 a 2038 UT, counting the SAH fades between KGNC Amarillo and KCMO Kansas City both on groundwave: 156/minute = 2.6 Hz. Again on caradio at a parking lot in western Enid.

1090, Nov 28 at 2040 UT, SAH here of 5 Hz, talk station vs music station. One is certainly KEXS Excelsior Springs MO, 10 kW, which barely makes it here by groundwave; the other could be KAAY Little Rock, starting skywave as it`s really too far for groundwave. No other 1090s likely (a couple in further reaches of TX). (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Nov 28 at 2101 UT, `The Tiger` ID after weak sportstalk, which I knew had to be KWKH Shreveport, as nearer KLEY Wellington KS is off the air again --- better than pulsing and breaking up as it did earlier this year, but seemed to have recovered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 29 at 1256-1302, all roughly NW u.o.s.: 594, 693, 747, 774, 828, 837, 882(2), 972, 1098-W?, 1134, 1143 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Nov 28 at 2044 UT, on my MW bandscan in western Enid, KOKC OKC has a JBA het upon it! Roughly 1 kHz, but I can`t tell exactly on caradio and whether it`s 1519 or 1521. Could the 2-megawatt Saudi be propagating this early? 

On NRD at home Nov 29 at 0044 UT, het is definitely from 1521. KSA quit running all-night and should be off by now unless that has changed. TA carriers are certainly in now on a quick check of 1215, 1089, 882, 855, 774, 693.

ZNS 1540 Bahamas has also been reported spurious circa 1521 and 1559. Or it could yet be something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6999.98, Nov 29 at 0033, beeps = carrier on and off at the rate of 126/minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0051 UT November 30