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Today's Topics:

   1. Glenn Hauser logs August 17, 2011 (Glenn Hauser)
   2. August 15-17 Logs (Brian Alexander)
   3. Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA (Stewart MacKenzie)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:20:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Glenn Hauser <>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 17, 2011
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** ANGUILLA. 6090, Aug 17 at 0510, C.B. still missing; also missing from 11775 
at 1321 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, Aug 17, quick scan before 1300:
10300, good at 1256
12500, good at 1256
12980, good at 1256
13920, good at 1257
13970, good at 1257
14700, good at 1258
15545, poor at 1258
16100, fair at 1259
16980, poor at 1259

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9650, Aug 17 at 1324, RNW Dutch is atop CRI in English! 
So continues this longstanding collision ignored by frequency managers of both 
stations, but before long it will be moot as RN`s Dutch service is doomed. CRI 
is via Sackville and ought to have a dominant signal across North America, 
while RNW is 200 degrees via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, so they just can`t believe 
there would be a collision as far as central North America. Directly off the 
back of the 200 antenna would be 20 degrees USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** OKLAHOMA. K48KE, OETA Buffalo: see USA, grouped with TX TVDX

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 9520, August 17 at 1326, very heavy CCI producing a 
fast rippling SAH, the top station being R. Veritas Asia, with IS at 1327, ID 
in English, ``from Quezon City, following program in Sinhala on 9.520 MHz at 
2030 hours UTC``. Can`t be 2030, but that`s what it sounded like, also a minute 
later repeating announcement with slightly different wording. Much stronger 
than Indonesia 9525-. The CCI continues past 1330. Consulting HFCC, you do not 
find anything but RVA here, but in Aoki there is PBS Nei Menggu, Hohhot, China, 
at 0950-1605. Perhaps the ChiCom should register their domestic transmissions; 
why not?? In this case it`s not a disguised jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** U S A. More morning tropo from the west Aug 17, tipped off by KWOU 88.1 
Woodward enhanced, so I soon start searching for analog or DTV translators in 
the TX panhandle and OK, UT:

1428 on 34 DTV KOMI Woodward is decoding, and KUOK 35 is not, as usual

1431 on 48 DTV, OETA translator with antenna west, Sesame Street. Has to be 
K48KE in Buffalo OK, 11.8 kW, and indeed comes in best slightly to the WNW of 
due west. Still decoding at 1540, perfect reception also of OKLA on 48-2! As I 
was swinging the antenna around, analog 48, KWDW OKC was also visible. Nothing 
on 17, 20, 22 or 28 from Cherokee/Alva OK, which are closer.

1428 on 53 analog, trace of video from west. By 1455 I am also getting analog 
on 45, 47 and 49, a sure match again for the Follett TX translator group at the 
NE corner of the Panhandle. listings, all including Booker at 36-22-24.00N, 100-16-0.00W:
Booker, Etc. [47] K47BP  0.924 0.00 NH TX-LIC KACV (2 PBS)
Follett      [45] K45AU  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KVII (7 ABC)
Follett      [49] K49BB  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KAMR (4 NBC)
Follett      [51] K51BC  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KFDA (10 CBS)
Follett      [53] K53EE  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KCIT (14 Fox)

I was getting all these with the correct input, except no signal on 51, off the 

1455 on 53, analog video is now locking in; weak audio at times surges to much 
louder, strangely; 47 has PBS; 49 produces a local ID and promo for FOX 14, 
KCIT AMARILLO, 1458 disclaimer for an infomercial starting early, Sharper Image 
ovens. 49 has a 3 and 7-day weather forecast graphic, believe with YL 
meteorologist; resembles KFOR-4 but not at this moment. 1459 on 47 I catch a 
KACV ID too. 1459 on 49 an ad for Shoe Carnival, 1500 NBC News TODAY, a few sex 
ahead of KFOR as received here via cable. 1501 on 45, THE VIEW, which matches 
ABC from KVII input. 1502 on 47, PBS is now not // OETA. 

At 1506 I am also getting weak analog video on 23, likely K23EC Canadian TX, of 
KACV, close by to Follett area, previously DXed.

At 1511 I compare the relative strengths of the Follett group, from strongest 
to weakest: 53 > 47 > 45 > 49. Same at 1521, why? They are supposedly exactly 
the same power from the same tower, 1.040 kW, except 47 is 116 watts lower.

At 1515, K48KE is still decoding, and holds up more or less until 1600. 
Folletts are out by 1515, but back at 1521 as above, out again; at 1620 still 
trace of analog video on 47 only, the lowest powered one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

UNIDENTIFIED. 9300+, Aug 17 at 1332, carrier slightly above channel compared to 
Firedrake 10300, nothing but continuous buzz/whine, still going at 1403, 1410. 
The kind of thing Cairo and Riyadh are capable of generating; no broadcasters 
at all on 9300 per HFCC, Aoki and EiBi, but there are plenty of Qahirans nearby 
at various times, e.g. 9290, 9305, in this favorite out-of-bandsexion of ERTU. 
EiBi has another intriguing nearby, but this was not DRM to my ear:
9295 0800-1600 irr ALASKA DART WE2XRH DIGITAL NAm 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


Message: 2
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:54:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Brian Alexander <>
Subject: [HCDX] August 15-17 Logs
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** ARGENTINA. 15344.13, RAE, 2335-2356*, August 17, local ballads.
Spanish talk. ID at 2345. IS at 2355. Weak but readable. // 6059.99 - 
weak, poor with adjacent channel splatter. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** BOLIVIA. 6134.79, Radio Santa Cruz, 0055-0108*, August 17, 
Spanish ballads. Spanish announcements. Closing announcements 
at 0105. Sign off with Santa Cruz song at 0106. Weak. Poor in noisy 
conditions. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** BRAZIL. 6010.00, Radio Inconfid?ncia, 0135-0200, August 17, local 
ballads. Portuguese talk. Weak. Poor with QRM from a tentative LV de
Tu Conciencia on 6009.85v. Very weak // 15189.98. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** CHAD. 6165, RNT, *0428-0433, August 17, sign on with Balafon IS.
National Anthem at 0430. Fair signal at sign on but covered by Radio 
Japan 6165 at their 0429 sign on. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** ERITREA [non]. via Ethiopia, 7235, Voice of Peace & Democracy,
*0356-0431*, August 17, sign on with Horn of Africa music and IDs.
Talk in listed Tigrinya at 0400. Some Horn of Africa. Poor to fair with
some adjacent channel splatter. // 9559.39v - varying up to 9559.49.
9 MHz frequency audible after China 9560 sign off at 0359. Mon, Wed,
Fri only. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** GUINEA. 7125, Rdif Nationale, 0555-0620, August 15, Afro-pop 
music. Local chants. Local tribal music. Vernacular and French talk. 
Fair. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** GUINEA. 7125, Rdif Nationale, 2225-2259*, August 15, vernacular 
talk. Local marimba music. Indigenous vocals. Local tribal music. 
Abrupt sign off. Fair. Irregular. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** ITALY [non]. via Romania, 15610, IRRS, *1300-1400*, August 17, 
abrupt sign on with English Overcomer Ministry program with Brother
Stair. Some gospel music. Closing announcements with IRRS ID at 
1359. Poor to fair. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** KURDISTAN [NON]. via Ukraine, 11530, Voice of Mesopotamia, 
*0400-0430, August 16, sign on with National Anthem. Local Kurdish 
music at 0403. Indigenous vocals. Poor to fair. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** MALI. 9635, RTVM, *0800-0835, August 17, abrupt sign on with 
vernacular talk. Local instrumental music. Local tribal music. Fair.
(Brian Alexander, PA) 
Brian Alexander, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA  
Equipment: Icom IC-7600, two 100 foot longwires 


Message: 3
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:42:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Stewart MacKenzie <>
To: Anker Peterson <>,    BCL NEWS
        <>, Duane Fischer <>,   Hard
        Core DX <>,        Marie Lamb
        <>, Maryann Kehoe <>,        Prime 
        Shortwave <>, SWL QTH
Cc: Adrian Peterson <>, Allen Graham
Subject: [HCDX] Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA
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AUSTRALIA?? Radio Australia-Shepparton?? 17795? 2335 GMT? 444? Aug 16? OM with 
news headlines about World Cups games. //15560[444]via Shepparton, 15230[444] 
via Shepparton.??? MacKenzie-CA..
CANADA?? China Radio Intl Relay-CRI?? 11840? 2328 GMT? English? 444? Aug 17? OM 
in the Beijing Hour with comments on OMs building Windmills. OM with CRI ID 
2331 GMT.?? MacKenzie-CA..
CANADA?? Radio Japan Relay-NHK?? 5960? 0453? Japanese? 444? Aug 17? OM singing 
opera music. YL ancr with comments. //15325 [444]??? MacKenzie-CA..
UNITED STATES, Tennessee?? WWRB?? 3185? 0420 GMT? English? 333? Aug 16? OM 
preacher yelling and screaming in the Overcomer Ministry.??? MacKenzie-CA..
UNITED STATES,? Tennessee?? WWCR-#1?? 3215? 0425 GMT? English? 444? Aug 16? Two 
OMs in a conversation. OM recieving telephone calls.??? MacKenzie-CA..
UNITED STATES, Tennessee?? WTWW?? 5755? 0437 GMT? English? 444? Aug 16? Two OMs 
with comments on what?happened 2,000 years ago via the book of Jerimia.??? 
UNITED STATES, Tennessee?? WWCR-2? 5935? 0446 GMT? English? 444? Aug 16? Choir 
singing, Minister on the Children of God.??? MacKenzie-CA..
UNITED STATES,??? Radio Taiwan?Intl Relay-RTI?? 5950? 0450 GMT? Chinese? 444? 
Aug 16? YL and OM with comments.??? MacKenzie-CA..? 
?Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

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