** CHINA. Firedrake July 28, before 1300:
13795, good well atop victim CCI at 1248.
All the rest are CNR1 jammers, with operatic Chinese vocal music:
13480, good at 1249, unusual spot tnx SOH; none in the 12s
13530, good at 1249
14700, very good at 1251
14750, good at 1251
15195, poor-fair with flutter at 1251
15250, poor with CCI, het at 1252
15870, poor at 1253; none in the 16s, 17s, 18s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. Chances are high that at any given moment something will be amiss at RHC: July 28 tuning 49m at 0528 I find: 6165 has CCI and SAH, from what, Chad? 6125 is undermodulated as usually the case. 6060 is OK. 6010 is open carrier/dead air until modulation cuts on at 0529 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 690, July 28 at 0544 UT, break in music for ``La R-G`` promo for 7-9 de la mañana show. XERG, Monterrey NL, allegedly 1 kW at night. Nothing much from KTSM El Paso, and the KGGF open carrier seems still to be there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 530, ``K530AM``, Vance AFB, Enid --- finally on July 27 I have a chance to find out its coverage radius on a caradio --- surprisingly far for alleged 10 watts, but of course with band-bottom daytime groundwave advantage. It`s quite audible as far as I-35 east of Enid, i.e. about 30 miles, and still audible at Guthrie, 40 miles, powerline noise permitting; finally losing out around Edmond, 55 miles, just north of OKC. On US 81 south of Enid, it reaches at least as far as Okarche, 45 miles.
Noticed some new(?) PSAs in the rotation about swine flu and bird H1N1 flu, but still the equally unlikely threat in Oklahoma from hurricanes, plus the perpetual booster-seat one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, July 28 at 0111, KOKP Perry is in open carrier/dead air. A few minutes earlier I had heard its sibling station on 1580, KOKB Blackwell with a ``Triple Play`` slogan. It`s not unusual for one or the other of this slipshod pair to be mute. Normally // also the FM in Stillwater, they are capable of splitting for different stupid ballgames. Before KOKB came back in, I was getting a gospel huxter from some other 1580 with skywave well before sunset here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1400, July 27 before 1700 UT, I notice that KREF Norman is off the air; back on with sports talk at next check 1715 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1490, July 27 before and after 1700 UT, KMFS, Guthrie, Jimmy Swaggart`s station is in open carrier/dead air, a great improvement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, July 28 around 0100 UT on US 81 between Dover and Hennessey, closest to Loyal and the transmitter site of KIEL, NO signal. In Enid I discovered this new station a few weeks ago, but not always audible there and this confirms it is off the air, or at least not on the air all the time.
Earlier along I-35 around Guthrie, I was hearing rock music for a few miles on 89.3, presumed KALU at Langston University, still on air in mid-summer. WTFDA FM db shows KALU is 150 watts, while KIEL is 75 kW --- NO, per FCC FM Query, 75 kW is just an application; licensed now for 6 kW (at the moment operating with zero); I should think 75 kW would be too much to be allowed due to KALU only 50 miles away. And there are a few other 89.3s in OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [non]. 102.3, July 27 at 1717 UT in the OKC area I am checking for the GCN pirate which had been here for a while, but not heard; instead weak signal from ``Lake FM``? WTFDA FM db gets a hit by searching only on the frequency and lake: ``KWFS-FM 102.3 WICHITA FALLS TX 100.0 137.0 33.5351 98.3232 4AAC KWFS Artist/Title 102.3 BLAKE FM COUNTRY``. I might also have heard KRMG from Tulsa`s recently added 50 kW FM from Sand Springs, but that would be news/talk, and 102.3 also bears 100 kW KWDQ Woodward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, July 28 at 0100v, R. Chaski check missed for once, but that`s OK, as I had just attended the Peruvian Independence Day festival in OKC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH AFRICA. 6190, July 28 at 0531, news in English, poor with splash from Brasil 6180, BBC of course via SOUTH AFRICA, listed 10 degree azimuth. Unseems // 7355 Ascension or way out of synch, but after 0532 ID they do match programming altho still not synched. Haven`t heard 6190 in quite a while, but not surprising as 7285 Sonder Grense via Meyerton is a regular, much better on 275 degree azimuth; both 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6095, Sunday July 28 at 1305, VOA Radiogram tones. To see what`s been sent, and for info about upcoming transmissions, refer to http://voaradiogram.net/
roger in Germany also posts extensive reports, the latest being:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1679 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-2, 5085, UT Sunday July 28 at 0000 just after frequency change, instead of 2330 Saturday on 9930. If you don`t hear it at 2330, always check 0000. Also confirmed at 0400.5 UT Sunday July 28 on WTWW-1, 5830. Next: Sunday 2330v on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6115, UT Sunday July 28 circa 0245, WWCR is gone again from this frequency which was on with #4 programming the night before; maybe in use weeknights only? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1620, UT Sunday July 28 at 0119, Prof. Michio Kaku with `Science Fantastic` call-in show to 866-323-2538. He answers questions about science phoned in to his answering machine at any time; at the moment about dark matter. Mostly dominant signal but drops off at 0130, local sunset? FCC AM Query shows 0130 UT is the July sunset time for WTAW College Station TX, when it must cut from 10 to 1 kW; in August will be 0115.
Then a WTAW ID, College Station TX, but not sure if that was the Kaku station until checked his affiliate list, yes 6-9 pm CDT Saturday:
All stations air it at some time on Saturday or Sunday, one, two or three hours. Says he is on 130 stations plus SiriusXM. Also delivers a promo for supporting advertisers on his and other shows on ``this station``. (Instead of an axual commercial.)
It`s nice to hear a talk show with some genuine educational value on commercial radio. But this is hardly sufficient compensation for WTAW propagating anti-American, anti-science cretins Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity full-time to the tune of 44 hours per week. ``We Talk And Whine``? I suppose WTAW picks up Kaku since it`s in a college town with some intelligent people.
Is Michio on KAKU-LP, 88.5 in Kahului HI? No, nor any Hawaiian station. That`s OK; he`s not from Hawaii, but per Wikipedia:
``Kaku was born in San José, California to Japanese immigrant parents (with Tibetan DNA ancestry). His grandfather came to the United States to take part in the clean-up operation after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake . His father was born in California but was educated in Japan and spoke little English. Both his parents were put in the Tule Lake War Relocation Center, where they met and where his brother was born.
At Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, Kaku assembled a particle accelerator in his parents' garage for a science fair project. His admitted goal was to generate "a beam of gamma rays powerful enough to create antimatter." At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he attracted the attention of physicist Edward Teller, who took Kaku as a protégé, awarding him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship. Kaku graduated summa cum laude at Harvard University in 1968 and was first in his physics class. . .`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, July 28 at 0520-0521+, another no-show for the single-digit CW intruder, just weak Turkey 11980. It used also to be active around 2100, not rechecked. There could have been/could also be various other times for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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