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Today's Topics:

   1. Glenn Hauser logs December 27, 2011 (Glenn Hauser)
   2. Logs from NH-USA, Dec 26-27 (Scott R. Barbour Jr.)
   3. Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA (Stewart MacKenzie)
   4. Glenn Hauser logs December 27-28, 2011 (Glenn Hauser)
   5. logs and look at the videos! (Zacharias Liangas )


Message: 1
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:03:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Glenn Hauser <>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 27, 2011
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** BOTSWANA. Shortly after posting my last logs, under USA [non], the likely 
explanation for VOA appearing on 15570 instead of 15580 at 21-22 UT Dec 26 
occurred to me: because 15580 is used right up until 2100 by another site 
(Bonaire), Botswana tunes up before 2100 on 15570 instead, and simply stayed on 
it that day instead of switching to proper 15580. Such off-channel tuning up is 
common practice at IBB, tho not always avoiding open carriers/tones mixing with 
other stations or IBB Sites. Likely will be back on 15580 today Dec 27 (Glenn 

** CHINA. Firedrake Dec 27, circa 1435 UT: none found, 7-19 MHz (Glenn Hauser, 

** CHINA [and non]. 6055, Dec 27 at 1414, R. Nikkei, JAPAN, has about 
equal-level co-channel QRM I had never noticed before, in Cambodian, still same 
past 1430. HFCC shows it`s CRI Khmer service at 14-15, 100 kW, 200 degrees from 
NNN = Nanning. Perhaps propagation from there was unusually favorable today. 
Other Japan signals were also weakish, such as 5985 and 6190 (Glenn Hauser, OK, 

** GREECE. 15630, Dec 27 at 1548, VOG with Greek music, good signal. Probably 
just came on, earlier than nominal *1600 in the curtailed 12-hour broadcast day 

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6135, Shiokaze is missing for the first day, Dec 27 at 
1358 and later, so I search elsewhere on 49m for it. 5985 must be the 
new/reactivated frequency from JSR Tokyo/Yamata, poor signal making het with 
off-frequency Myanmar at 1404, altho it doesn`t sound like the usual Shiokaze 
with sad piano music. Instead there is violin with piano music in the 
background of talk, in Japanese or Korean? None of the usual Shiokaze stingers 
either. 1423 still same, 1427 ID in Japanese, and still not the usual music, 
off after 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6003, Dec 27 at 1401, bit of William Tell Overture, 
but then no Al Weiner, just Korean talk by YL, from Echo of Hope, well atop the 
continuous grind noise of Juche jamming. Also audible on 6348 but not so well 
vs jamming, which Aoki says is 250 kW vs 100 kW from EOH on both. V of the 
People modulation could also be heard vs jamming on 6518, 6600 (Glenn Hauser, 

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Dec 27, IGIM still not on at 0637 or 0656 chex (Glenn 

** PHILIPPINES. 9760, Dec 27 at 1539, VOA Spe-cial Eng-lish news is quite 
undermodulated with hum from the ailing Tinang-2 transmitter; tho at least as 
strong as BBC Singapore on 9740, much softer sounding (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** ROMANIA. 7310, Dec 27 at 0638, RRI with `Pro Memoria` feature on the 
Romanization of Dacia, how the Latin language was leading to Romanian, like it 
overtook the Celtic dialect in Gaul. Just as this was getting deeper into the 
subject, it was over, 0642 on to `Song of the Day`. I had heard the same talk 
earlier Dec 26 after 2230 on 9435. 7310 is the biggest signal from Europe at 
0630, loud & clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 7205, Dec 27 at 1502, poor signal sounds like Persian, 1507 
Russian-sounding music, so VOR Persian service, at 15-16, 200 kW, 147 degrees 
from Petrograd/Popovka. Aoki shows Eritrea and CNR13 = PBS Xinjiang from Urumqi 
in Uyghur are also on 7205 at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. [cf. previous report starting under USA: WWCR]
I have checked out the other scheduled RTI Spanish broadcast via WYFR, 02-03 on 
9355, Dec 27 at 0213 & 0245: JBA carrier, can`t tell what it is; would expect 
WYFR to have a better signal than that, but nothing else is scheduled. On this 
transmission there is an RTI // on 11995 via GUIANA FRENCH: that is certainly 
on the air, but unmodulated carrier, both at 0213 and 0245 Dec 27. Also 
reconfirmed at 0430 that instead of Spanish at 04-05, 6890 via WYFR is still in 
Chinese // 6875. Would Europeans please check the 20-21 UT broadcast on 3965 
via FRANCE ? is it really RTI in Spanish? 

Dan Elyea of WYFR writes Dec 27: ``Hello, Glenn, I'm retiring from the 
Secretary-Treasurer position with NASB; still working fulltime with FR, though 
I'm well past "normal" retirement age.

The meltdown is being sorted out, piece-by-piece. Mysteriously, the issues 
saturate the system from stem-to-stern. Progress is being made, but there still 
remain problems to be resolved.

The RTI program feed has multiple users -- it's not tailored just for WYFR 
release times; normally, there is a system of automated recordings for later 
automated playback in the proper timeslot. 73.
Dan`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.4 & 15840.6, Dec 27 at 1539, WWCR-1 spurs from 15825 are still 
detectable with BFO, but way down compared to the bigsig on 15825, which is not 
splattering over half the 19m band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 13:11:03 -0800 (PST)
From: "Scott R. Barbour Jr." <>
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Cc: "" <>,
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Subject: [HCDX] Logs from NH-USA, Dec 26-27
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4700 BOLIVIA R. San Miguel Riberalta 1008 Dec 26 SS; Announcer w/ brief talk 
between CP mx selections; fair. (Barbour-NH)

4845.2 BRAZIL presumed R. Cultura Ondas Tropicas Manaus 2340 Dec 26 PP; M & W 
announcers w/ talk; sound bites & crowd noise; most likely "Voz do Brasil"; 
poor. (Barbour-NH)

4875.73 BRAZIL presumed R. Difusora Roraimi Boa Vista 2351-0003 Dec 26 PP; M & 
W announcers w/ talk; mx bridge at 2355; more talk thru ToH w/ no discernible 
ID noted; v. poor. (Barbour-NH)

4895 INDIA AIR Kuresong 1146 Dec 26 Hindi mx; poor under CODAR. (Barbour-NH)

4970 INDIA presumed AIR Shillong 1104 Dec 26 Hindi ballad; v. weak under noise 
floor. (Barbour-NH)

5050 CHINA Beibu Bay Radio Nanning 1135-1202 Dec 27 listed Thai; Lengthy format 
of W announcer between mx bridges; ballads at 1150 & a bit of talk over mx; no 
discernible ID at ToH; fair at t/in; unusable by 1200; //9820-poor under 
co-channel CNR-2. (Barbour-NH)

9170 CHINA CNR-6 V. of Shenzhou Beijing 1053-1104 Dec 27 CC; Up-beat mx; W 
announcer between mx bits; W announcer over mx at ToH; M announcer w/ same into 
presumed nx; fair. (Barbour-NH)

9310 KAZAKHSTAN WYFR Almaty 1228-1310 Dec 27 listed Filipino/EE; M announcer w/ 
tal; W announcer w/ ID at 1240; contact info at 1252; English service at 1300 
w/ Bible talk; Harold Camping at 1310 w/ relg talk instead of usual, pre-Zombie 
Apocalypse, "Open Forum"; fair. (Barbour-NH)

9470 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Urumqui 1112-1133 Dec 27 listed Kazakh; Alternating M & 
W announcers; ad string at 1119; talk until BoH; single pip & presumed ID over 
mx; fair; //7340-poor. (Barbour-NH)

9705 ETHIOPIA R. Ethiopia Addis Ababa 2045-2101* Dec 26 listed Amharic; 
Pop-like mx; W announcer at 2057; M announcer at 2059 into NA; fair but 
fluttery sig. (Barbour-NH)

9835 MALAYSIA RTM Sarawak FM Kajang 1043-1102 Dec 26 listed Malay; Ko'ran w/ 
brief W announcer between chants; ballads at 1048; two pips at ToH & presumed 
ID; W announcer w/ nx; fair. (Barbour-NH)

9930 PALAU T8WH Koror 1408-1420 Dec 27; M & W announcers in FE Asian language; 
occasionaly over mx; presumably Hmong W.C.R.?; fair. (Barbour-NH) 

9965 PALAU R. Australia Koror 1358-1406 Dec 27 CC/EE; Ballad in EE at t/in; 
announcer in CC at ToH w/ ID & URL info; language lesson re "We were wondering 
if you would like to come to dinner?"; fair. (Barbour-NH)

Scott R. Barbour Jr. Intervale, N.H. USA
NRD-545, MLB-1, 200' Beverages; 60m dipole


Message: 3
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:56:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Stewart MacKenzie <>
To: Anker Peterson <>,    BCL NEWS
        <>, Duane Fischer <>,   Hard
        Core DX <>,        Maryann Kehoe
        <>,     Prime Time Shortwave
        <>,   SWL QTH <>
Cc: Adrian Peterson <>, Allen Graham
Subject: [HCDX] Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA
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BOTSWANA??? VOA Relay?? 15580?? 1916 GMT? English? 333? Dec 22? YL with 
comments on Mass Exicutions of people protesting.? Next an OM interviewing a 
YL.??? MacKenzie-CA..

CANADA?? Radio Canada Intl -RCI?? 17790? 1910 GMT? French? 444? Dec 22? Two OMs 
with comments plus a YL.??? MacKenzie-CA..

COSTA RICA?? Radio Exterior Espana Relay -REE?? 17850? 1905 GMT? Spanish? 444? 
Dec 22? YL with comments plus an OM . Also two YLs with comments.? OM with 
comments 1935 GMT. //15110[433]via Spain.??? MacKenzie-CA..

CUBA?? Radio Havana Cuba -RHC?? 13640? 1944 GMT? Spanish? 444? Dec 22? YL with 
RHC ID.? Also an OM with the RHC ID.??? MacKenzie-CA..

HAWAII?? WWVH?? 15.000? 1937 GMT? English? 444? Dec 22?? YL with time? 
annoucement? for the Pacific regions. Plus an OM with west cost time 
annoucement. ?? MacKenzie-CA..

UNITED STATES, Tennessee ?? WWCR #1 ? 13845? 1940 GMT? EE? 444? Dec 22? OM 
thanking listenersfor their support of his program, then into comments about 
Galations in the Bible. ?? MacKenzie-CA,,

UNITED STATES, Pennsylvania ? WINB ? 13570? 1945 GMT? English? 333? Dec 22? YL 
and OM with comments on the End of the World ?? MacKenzie-CA..

UNKNOWN ? 15330? 1925? Spanish? 333? Dec 22? YL and OM with comments plus vocal 
singing heard in the background. In English 1932 but no ID was heard. ?? 

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"




Message: 4
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:17:59 -0800 (PST)
From: Glenn Hauser <>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 27-28, 2011
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** BOTSWANA. 15570, Dec 27 at *2058, my tune-up theory is confirmed, as I was 
waiting for VOA on both 15570 and 15580. The lower came on with carrier at 
2058, by 2059 VOA Bonaire was off 15580, but 15570 Botswana did not cut to 
15580 until a few notes of the VOA opening had played on 15570 at 2100. Well, 
that`s quite an improvement over staying on 15570 the whole hour like yesterday 

** CHINA. Re previous report of REE IS on 7220 at 1358-1400: I meant to add 
that the intentional REE relay via China is on 11910 at 12-14, sometimes 
audible here too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7450, Dec 27 at 2041, good with sacred choral music, sounds like 
Monteverdi; 2047 Greek announcement and more modern classical music, 2100 Greek 
news. Is ERT3 Macedonian service; checked 9420 which would not be //, but main 
VOG channel not audible there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 9965, Dec 27 at 2015, rather traditional ME music, so did not 
think at first it would be R. Farda, but so IDed at 2025 and more of same, not 
the usual Persian/American pop. Maybe just an aberration. Quite a good signal, 
from the other worldside, 250 kW, 332 degrees USward from Iranawila, SRI LANKA 
at 1900-2130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, no sign for weeks of R. Kuwait here for the 18-21 UT English 
broadcast, again checked at 1830 Dec 27. I suppose it is still on the air, and 
they just don`t care or understand that it`s not propagating in the dead of 
winter. Can it be detected in Europe? Also check 11990, the long-announced 
imaginary ex-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Re my previous report of not hearing XEOI, Juli?n Santiago D?ez de 
Bonilla, DF, replies: ``Radio Mil onda corta 6010 kHz est? al aire y con su 
misma potencia nominal de 1 kW``. Current scheduling in Aoki of the big QRMers 
Cuba, Iran, RFA, indicates best windows for R. Mil should be 0000-0030, 
0330-0500, 0700-0900. Except Colombia is also on 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9675, Dec 27 at 1845 and 2045, talk in language hard to place, 
not sharp modulation, with reverb, but listed as BSKSA Turkish service, 500 kW, 
340 degrees USward from Riyadh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 9355, Dec 28 at 0245-0250, confirmed that zero percent of the 
four scheduled Spanish hours of RTI are going out via WYFR. This one is in RTI 
English // 9680 and 5950, which are supposed to be the only two frequencies for 
it at this hour; makes up, I guess for no English at 0500 on 6875, Chinese 
instead. Unlike last night, the 9355 signal is sufficient, and the // 11995 via 
Guiana French is missing instead of open carrier all hour. That leaves one 
possible RTI Spanish broadcast on SW anywhere, 20-21 on 3965 via Issoudun, 
FRANCE. I`m still waiting for anyone in Europe to confirm whether it exist. 
Chances are not good for inpulling it here, but I may have to attempt it. 
Unless, of course, totally SNAFU, RTI is sending out Spanish at some times 
scheduled for even other languages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, confirming WWRB is no longer heard here, 0245 check Dec 28, 
just on 3195 for the non-BS programming, including WORLD OF RADIO, UT Fridays 
0430+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


Message: 5
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:33:22 +0200
From: "Zacharias Liangas " <>
To: <>
Subject: [HCDX] logs and look at the videos!
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Please look at these nice videos!
and comment back!

this log  private 

15730 R Azadi 0450 ID 
11760 RHC 0455 with ID  and mentioning 'posta ....  de radio America Latina'   
S9 44544 
//11840 S2 14332


6875 WYFR 0645 -0700 with old Christian songs  including Chinese ?? IS 0759 
then off 
15710 CNR Hakka 0708 mostly talks with short music clips in-between  some 
startup talks in 
Pinyin  S3 
11725 RNZI 0719 ID on 0720  broadcasting into Pacific , with news  S4
13630 R Australia 0722 ID with news  talks abt the death of the N Korean leader 
. CVC Africa 
under the signal  S5 23333
15190 Inconfidencia 0745 still with S2 signal 
15390 CNR Uighur  0825+ with excerpts  from the opera "Figaro" (Barber of 
Seville?) with 
short comments  by OM S7 max 0950 with pop songs  S9 
15135 CRI in Indo on 0902 & Malaysian 0957 with  S5 with talks At 0959 starts 
RFE  in 
Tibetan on 15140 with strong signal 
15720 RNZI 1128  with news by YL then with 'salutations'  marginal signal even 
with  preamp 
+10 db on

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