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Today's Topics:

   1. FW: FRSH on air next Sunday Febr. 26th 2012 (tom taylor)
   2. Glenn Hauser logs Feb 23, 2012 (Glenn Hauser)
   3. Feb 23 Logs (Brian Alexander)
   4. New MW QSL  (KACH-1340) with address change (Patrick Martin)


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:03:36 -0000
From: "tom taylor" <>
To: "tom taylor" <>
Subject: [HCDX] FW: FRSH on air next Sunday Febr. 26th 2012
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From: frs.holland [] 
Sent: 23 February 2012 11:53
To: FRS-Holland
Subject: FRSH on air next Sunday Febr. 26th 2012


Dear FRS Friends,

Sunday Febryuary 26th 2012
Following our October & December 2011 broadcasts, FRS-Holland will take to
the airwaves with its first 2012 activity next Sunday February 26th.
FRSH will be on 7600//6240 kHz for no less than 6 hours between 07.52- 14.03
UTC/ 08.52- 15.03 CET.  
Pxs will be presented by Jan van Dijk doing the German show, Dave Scott will
be playing classic rock . Paul Graham will host another great 60s/70s
FRS Golden Show. Peter Verbruggen will look back to what happened in the
past on February 26th (Day Calendar) and plays a mix of mainly 80s/90s/00s 
music in FRS Magazine. He will also host a FRS Goes DX show with the latest
news from the wonderful world of wireless. 
As you will know, The Free Radio Service Holland is more than 'just playing
music'. In all shows radio related items are included. This is for the keen
free radio 
enthusiast vital and most interesting. Find out yourself what we have in
store next Sunday..... 
Other items include 'the Phrase that Pays and 'the listener of the month'
(December 2011). 
Between 14.52- 21.05 UTC/ 15.52- 22.05 CET the complete broadcast will be
streamed via internet: < <>>

Still available: the FRS 30th Anniversary booklet (24 pages cramped with
information- 5 euro/ 7 dollars) covering our 1980- 2010 history and the 3
Anniversary broadcasts.
Remember the 3rd and final one of that series took place exactly one year

Last but not least: we would like to appeal on you, the listener, to
supportFRSH by sending in a correct reception report with some personal
comments/ information. 
The quality of some reports is very poor which is frustrating and
discouraging for a team that works very hard and serious to provide you with
6 hours of Sunday entertainment....
A reception report should (in our eyes) cover a period of 30 minutes and
should contain information about your QTH (where do you listen from),
receiver, antenna, times of
reception, SINPO codes and last but not least programme information (details
about what you heard on air: pop music or jingle  is not ok > Brown Sugar -
Rolling Stones or
sonovox jingle FRS-Holland, Just a bit Different  is much better!).  I
realize this should sound quite familiar to DX-ers...reality is however - to
use our own slogan- 'just a bit different' !
We have quality QSL cards and stickers waiting for you (hard copy) if you
write in to our Herten maildrop. Please enclose sufficient return postage: 2
euro/ 3 US dollars. 

Remember our [] address will disappear very soon. The
only correct email address left will be [].

73s, Peter V. (on behalf of the FRS staff)

a Balance between Music & Information joined to one Format....

POBox 2702
6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

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a Balance between Music & Information joined to one Format....

POBox 2702
6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:08:30 -0800 (PST)
From: Glenn Hauser <>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs Feb 23, 2012
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** ANTARCTICA [non]. 15476, Thu Feb 23 at 1310, once again no trace of LRA36, 
nor on several other chex in the following bihour. If they were ever willing or 
able to turn on the transmitter again, it should have been on Feb 22, 
``Argentine Antarctic Day`` celebrating 108 years of continuous inhabitance, 
according to LU8YD on the condig lista.

I did not see this till later and did not realize it was AA Day, so did not dig 
for 15476, but certainly did not notice any sign of it as tuning across the 
area a few times Wednesday morning.

This also happens (?) to be Antarctic Activity Week for the hams, 20-26 Feb, 
involving special-event callsigns from several countries, but nothing from 
inside Antarctica? Per 425 DX news, see (Glenn Hauser, 

** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 23 at 0704, RNA is back in business, usual very good 
signal with glib wake-up DJ intoning ``Bom dia, Amaz?nia, bom dia, Brasil``, 
said he would be on until 7 am, ``at? as sete``, phone numbers for call-ins, 
timecheck for 5:05. None of the weakerbras were inmaking it this time on 25m 

** CHINA. 15600, Feb 23 at 1253, I thought I heard an RFA riff, but then 
sounded like Indonesian, much weaker between Greenville 15590 open carrier 
prior to Spanish, and WEWN 15610. Aoki & HFCC show this must be CRI in Malay at 
1230-1327 via Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EAST 

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake Feb 23, before 1400:
11500, good with flutter at 1320
12230, very good at 1321
13130, very good at 1323; none in the 14s
15500, good at 1326 with het from 15498, presumably VOT, Tajikistan; stayed on 
until 1336*
15535, fair from *1336, moved from 15500 or 15540? No hets audible now
15540, very good at 1324 with het from 15537 = V of Tibet, Tajikistan; went off 
at 1330* 
15970, very good with flutter at 1323
16100, very good with flutter at 1328; none in the 17s, 18s

Firedrake Feb 23 before 1500:
none of the last hour`s mostly out-of-band frequencies reheard, but:
11970, good at 1437. Very little ever scheduled on 11970, nothing at all at 
this hour, let alone a likely target --- except in Aoki:
``11980 SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng 2000-1700 1234567 Chinese 0.1 ND ? TWN 11955E 
2610N SOH b11 11950-12100`` -- i.e. anywhere in that range.

Firedrake Feb 23 after 1500:
7525, surprisingly good at 1529-1530+, but no target scheduled after VOA 
Chinese via Tinang at 13-15 in Aoki, and EiBi shows that is normally jammed by 
CNR1. The closest we can come are Aoki listings for SOH via Tajikistan, 
2200-2230 and 2330-2330 ranging anywhere from 7515 to 7640. 

Other CNR1 signals were still well audible on 7445, 7385, 7365, 7305, even 
6145; also 9450, many of them no doubt jammers, plus 9790 and 9905 each with 
victims also audible underneath.

Additional ChiCom jamming notes Feb 23:
15375, Feb 23 at 1327 Chinese with buzz jamming, 1338 mostly just the noise. 
Aoki shows RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan at 12-14 (also UAE 11-12), so the Chinese 
may have been more jamming such as CNR1. 

11625, Feb 23 at 1521, motorboat jamming vs algo, in Chinese? Once again 
nothing known worth jamming here, the closest being RTI in Amoy (Hokkein) at 
13-14, per Aoki, and no wide-ranging jumparound for SOH listed anywhere around 
this one. However, EiBi shows a CNR1 jammer on 11625 at 15-16, but no known 
target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 15555

** CUBA. 13670, Feb 23 at 1252, RHC is on here with VG signal, but not on 13780 
yet. I thought 13670 did not start until 13 either, but current website 
schedule shows 13670 at 12-15, and 13780 at 13-16. However, they still haven`t 
corrected 6010 to 6000 at 12-13 so it`s as usual unreliable. Nor did the WRTH 
Feb 1 updater, which has 13670 at 12-15 and 13780 at 13-15. No one can agree on 
the details of RHC`s schedule, largely tnx to RHC not following its own 
published and/or announced sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 12015, Feb 23 at 1250, interview in English, 
probably Thursdays` `Voices of Other Lands` on CRI, which is scheduled on 12015 
this hour only. Despite southwards from Kashgar, would be quite listenable 
signal if it weren`t buried by the constant RTTY intruding on this frequency; 
serves the damn ChiCom jammers right. Fruitless search of various listings for 
source of the RTTY, but no doubt in North America, likely US military. One log 
said it was encrypted, anyway.

11785, Feb 23 at 1435 before I found real Firedrake on 11970, some similar 
music here, soon announced in Chinese, i.e. CRI to Europe via Kashgar (Glenn 

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 23 at 1231, TGAV is on the air this morning, intonation 
sounds Japanese and may have caught them with canned ID, but too far down in 
the noise level to be sure it`s not just Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** INDONESIA [and non] 3995, Feb 23 at 1304, all I can pull is a very poor 
carrier, with QRhaM, from presumed RRI Kendari as recently reactivated. There 
was a ham net circa 3997 involving reading chapter 21:18, presumably from some 
version of a Christian Bible which would be unacceptable to other faxions. 

Alan Davies in Indonesia reveals that RRI Palu, Sulawesi has also been 
reactivated around 3967, he heard until just before 2400* Feb 19, in the local 
morning; but far too much SSB QRhaM for us to have any chance at in the our 
mornings, if it is even on the air in their local evenings? It was last 
reported in Sept 2009; and last listed in WRTH 2010 as *inactive on 3961v 

** INDONESIA. 9525-, Feb 23 at 1440 I am surprised to find fair signal and good 
modulation level from VOI, slightly on lo side, mostly music during presumed 
Indonesian hour, but unfortunately lots of IADs every few sex and each lasting 
longer than usual. Before 1400 I could not pull out any English vs 9530 ACI. 
While I was concentrating on breakfast of green & red grapes, English muffin 
with homemade apricot jam on one side, commercial mixed-berry packet on the 
other, VOI appeared to stay on after 1457, making lo het with CRI at 1516, 
instead of the more obvious hi het when it was on 9526- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** JAPAN. 6145, Feb 23 at 0715 after hearing Karen Carpenter on RUSSIA [q.v.], 
NHK is playing ``Careless Whisper`` by Wham. This is Japanese service to 
eastern Siberia, where it seems they can`t get enough of old American pop music 
in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, Feb 23 at 1525, not even a carrier detectable from anything 
or VON, which others occasionally log during this English hour. Is it only 
sporadically operative? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 6010, Feb 23 at 0709, R. Rossii on new frequency from 
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, having made an abrupt surprise move from 6075 the day 
before as discovered by Ron Howard in California. Perhaps to get away from the 
Vatican clash on 6075, which inherited this frequency from DW --- tho the clash 
with DW never bothered RR. 

But now it`s curtains for Mexico and Colombia who already have plenty of QRM at 
other hours on 6010, as RR is surely using it for their full 17-13 UT span as 
6075 was. Yes: shown as such in latest Aoki, Ron outpoints. At 0709 lo het 
probably from HJDH can be heard, and bits of Spanish too mixing with the music 
and Russian; meanwhile 6075 is clear for Vatican still audible in Italian. At 
0713 I find 6010 // much stronger 7320 Magadan with Karen Carpenter song, 0714 
Russian announcement and reklam.

6010 next checked at 1225 and there is RR again playing a song involving 
whistling, making me remember and lament the old ``Es Radio Mil`` whistle 
jingle I haven`t heard in ages and probably no longer in use. Not a trace of 
XEOI which even before this event, had been inaudible, and I again wonder if 
it`s on the air at all, or underpowered from nominal 1 kW, Juli?n? 

6075 for many years has been the B-season frequency for RR, Pet/Kam, and 5930 
in the A-seasons. What about A-12? They still plan to go to 5930, but who 
knows, may have another surprise in store for us.

And what about the Russian army CW marker which had been playing sometimes on 
6074 as RR signed off at 1300? Would it also migrate, to 6009? I was listening 
with BFO on 6010 at 1300 Feb 23, and after few-sex-late timesignal, RR carrier 
stayed on about a minute but no CW. Quickly retuned to 6074, and there it was 
still on the old frequency with tail end of V/CQ marker de 2MTL running a bit 
past 1301. It was never reported however, 1 kHz from the summer channel 5930 

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Surprised to find Brother Scare far out of synch Feb 
23 at 1518: 85 seconds behind on WTWW 9990 compared to WWRB 9385 (Glenn Hauser, 

** TAJIKISTAN. 11660, Feb 23 at 1247, good but somewhat unstable carrier with 
hum, and just-barely-modulated, so Dushanbe-Orzu is *still* SNAFUing the 
scheduled VOR 12-13 relay in English to S Asia, plus Hindi at 13-14, more 
English at 14-15. TJK has lots of other relay clients, so I wonder if any of 
them get this mistreatment? Such as V. of Tibet with all the ChiCom jamming to 
boot; see CHINA [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Feb 23 around 0700, WBCQ was still modulating so I did not 
log it, but at next check 1240 it was open carrier = dead air again, why? Did 
not get it checked again until 1438 when modulating, but probably resumed much 
earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1605: first airing Thursday Feb 23 at 2200+ on WTWW 
9479; 2230- on WBCQ 7490; 0430+ UT Friday Feb 24 on WWRB 3195. On WRMI 9955: 
Sat 0900, 1600, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, 1830, Mon 0600, 1230. Also on WRN via 
SiriusXM 120, Sat & Sun 1830, Sun 0930. Full schedule including many more 

** U S A [non]. 15315, Feb 23 at +1425-1430, Rodrigo`s ``Concierto de 
Aranjuez`` is playing again, apparent favorite secular fill music of Family 
Radio, an excellent choice --- hey, why not change format completely from 
religious to classical?! But 1430 into a language service, i.e. amid listed 
Malayalam hour, via Nauen, GERMANY per HFCC, via Wertachtal per Aoki and EiBi 

UNIDENTIFIED. 10001, Feb 23 at 1244, continuous ute noise hash slightly on hi 
side of WWV/WWVH, preventing me from copying the propagation minute at 1245. 
Whence and what is this?? George McClintock has also noticed it and is no doubt 
relieved that it can`t be coming from WTWW 9990 which is not on the air yet. 
NIST needs to be more vigilant in protecting its frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, 

UNIDENTIFIED. 15535, Feb 23 at 1330, very poor signal, I thought I heard a 
``Voice of Turkey`` ID go by in English, but nothing is scheduled here, least 
of all VOT even before 1330, and their nominal English frequency at 1330, 12035 
exhibited a JBA carrier when checked a bit later at 1333 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

UNIDENTIFIED. 15555, Feb 23 at 1256 poor signal with het or tone test. Nothing 
scheduled except in Aoki, V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on 15558 at 1300-1316, 
which would normally get jammed by Firedrake on 15555 or 15560; see CHINA 


Message: 3
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:44:21 -0500 (EST)
From: Brian Alexander <>
Subject: [HCDX] Feb 23 Logs
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** ETHIOPIA. 9705, Radio Ethiopia, 2025-2101*, local Horn of Africa 
music. Amharic talk. Sign off with National Anthem at 2059. Good. Feb 
23. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** NIGER. 9704.99, LV du Sahel, 2101-2301*, threshold signal heard
when Ethiopia signed off at 2101. Improved to a weak but readable
level by 2140. Vernacular and French talk. Wide variety of Indigenous 
music, Afro-pop and Euro-pop music. Qur`an at 2255:40. Short 20 
second flute IS at 2259 followed by National Anthem. Some adjacent 
channel splatter. Feb 23. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
** SUDAN [non]. via Woofferton, 17745, Sudan Radio Service, 1610-
1659*, tune-in to vernacular talk. Children?s chorus. Local tribal music.
Into English at 1630 with IDs, contact information. News at 1631. PSA
for measles vaccination. Local music. Talk about problems at local
hospitals. News headlines at 1648 and closing announcements. Local 
music at 1649-1659*. Fair to good. Feb 23. (Brian Alexander, PA) 
Brian Alexander, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA 
Equipment: Icom IC-7600, two 100 foot longwires 


Message: 4
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 04:10:49 GMT
From: Patrick Martin <>
Subject: [HCDX] New MW QSL  (KACH-1340) with address change
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1340   KACH   ID, Preston, rec a very friendly letter on KACH letterhead
along with large fridge magnet in 24d for CD report and SASE. V/S: Alan
White-GM/Owner. Address: change to what was in the NRC log, now: 1633
No. Radio Station Road, Preston  ID 83263-5813. Mentioned that most of
the reception reports come from Norway and Finland. A station I could
never seem to hear for years, until I got the tip that Phil Bytheway had
logged them. I tried the next night and it was there. Another one I am
very pleased with. ID #72 and total MW #3027.  (PM-OR)

Patrick Martin
Seaside OR
KGED QSL Manager

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