** BRAZIL. 4915, Nov 8 at 0653, LAH from two stations on slightly different frequencies, one with music, both vs CODAR. Even tho it`s the madrugada, no doubt the Brazilian pair, Rdif. Macapá and R. Daqui, Goiânia. Brazil must be the only Latin American country piling more than one station on a single tropical band frequency. Stronger here than 4885 at the moment, also 24 hours from Pará (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake, Nov 8 after 1400:
6145, good at 1408 jamming Taiwan; seems the most reliable spot lately
6125, however is in CNR1 jamming at same time --- oh, per Aoki, this frequency is not a jammer: imagine that! Standard remark about CNR1`s PR problem, as if they cared.
Intentional search for CNR1 or Firedrake, 1425-1429 Nov 8, found none from 12 to 18 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910, Nov 8 at 0650, TWR in Polish via AUSTRIA with LAH from/to as conveniently IDing just now, ``música 100% colombiana, 5910 onda corta, Alcaraván Radio``. HJDH gets no protexion or consideration from the Big Guns, as it and the Colombian government do not even bother to register its frequencies with HFCC. In B-13 the following occupy 5910 at night and surely QRM HJDH even nearby to it:
0100-0300 RRI in Romanian; 0400-0430 NHK Spanish via France; 0430-0500 NHK Russian via Lithuania; 0641-0659 TWR Polish via Austria; 0900-1200 VOR English via Vladivostok (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [and non]. 9595-9605, Nov 8 at 0647, R. Nikkei 1 has heavy QRDRM centered on 9600. I bet it`s Romania. Yes, per HFCC, RRI in English, 0630-0700, 300 kW, 300 degrees for W Europe (but also US!) from Galbeni. If I wanted to hear that, I would listen to AM on 7345 from Tiganeshti! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, Nov 8 at 1504, R. Free Chosun starting its second hour in Korean, with VG signal, now equivalent to 9760 VOA English which is 21 degrees also USward via Tinang, Philippines. Chosun continues unbelievable via Aoki-listed site Tajikistan, and unlisted in HFCC. About time the USG/IBB came clean about broadcasting such clandestines from Tinang or Tinian, if they are. What does it take, an FOIA request? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Nov 8 at 1406, fair signal, YL ending news with sports scores, program preview on Radio New Zealand National, then NZ weather. RNZ International has done it again! Gone back to ex-A-13 frequency instead of 5950 for B-13. Why does this keep happening? Lack of oversight vs the computer-controlled transmitting schedule? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 800, Nov 8 circa 0410 UT, on I-35 near Edmond, I find that KQCV OKC English religion is getting buried by XEROK Ciudad Juárez in Spanish. This is not too surprising, considering that XEROK is 150 kW ND, while KQCV is 1 kW at night direxional protecting XEROK. Yet as far away as Enid I can pick either one by nulling the other, but no way to do that on the caradio. At least they are close to zero-beat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1590, Nov 7 at 1849 UT, KWEY Weatherford barely audible with local mention. This was around Okarche OK on the road. I can`t hear it in Enid, and had suspected it was off the air, so was tuned to 1590 as heading south on US 81; once KVGB Great Bend KS could no longer be heard on groundwave, still nothing for a while. And shortly after exiting Okarche, which is NW of OKC, on SH 3 toward OKC, losing KWEY again. That`s because of their efficient 2-tower direxional pattern:
which has nulls toward 00-05, and 75 degrees, but a very broad pattern covering from NW to SE, peaking at 220 degrees. 1 kW day, 32 watts night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1640, Nov 8 circa 0410-0420 UT on I-35 between Edmond and Guthrie, KZLS ``Hennessey-OKC`` with True Oldies suffers heavy SAH and QRM from presumed WTNI in Biloxi MS, which must still be on day power of 10 kW instead of 1 kW. It wouldn`t be nearly so bad if the two stations could be zero-beat. (As far as I can tell, KZLS is on-frequency, or very close, compared to other carriers in the daytime.) KZLS has the same problem along US 81 on the other side of OKC, despite its unusual direxional pattern with a lobe toward OKC. Altho that is legal, perhaps WTNI is illegally retaliating for KZLS causing them more QRM than it would otherwise near Biloxi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Nov 8 at 1429, rock music, better signal than usual, then Radio Sultanate of Oman ID, intro News, then Big-Ben type chimes appropriate for top of hour, 16 of them, rather than bottom of hour where there should be only 8, and furthermore, only one bong to follow. I think their original significance has been lost; time check, news theme and news. Recheck 1455 YL still/again in English. (BTW, I can`t believe how often I see SULTANATE misspellt, like Sultinate or Sultantate) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES. 9425-9445, Nov 8 at 1424, extremely distorted FMy Chinese, as the FEBC 9430 transmitter is out of whack again. At 1502 the mess is narrower, closer to 9430. This does not happen every day; it was back in whack last few days after last blobbization heard on Nov 3. Can`t they tell this at Bocaue? Not correlated with typhoons, I think (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Nov 8 at 1423, WTWW-1 on new frequency, ex-9479, upon request of VOA to avoid QRMing 9480. R. Australia barely detectable underneath. Why was WTWW ever on the odd frequency 9479? Originally supposed to be 9480, but it turned out that the sixteenth harmonic of 9480 near the transmitter site was QRMing the 2-way frequency of a local school bus. So shifting 1 kHz down shifted the harmonic 16 kHz down, enough to solve that problem. Meanwhile it produced a 1 kHz het with all the other SW stations on 9480. The evening shift from 9475 to 5830 is also supposed to change at 0000 UT instead of 0100.
12105, Nov 8 circa 1430, weak open carrier, WTWW? (13845 WWCR blasting in). Or RFA Burmese via SAIPAN which ends at 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1694 monitoring: confirmed first airing Thursday November 7 at 2201:41 on WTWW-1 9479 (its last day before moving to 9475 Nov 8); confirmed NOT on the air at 0430v UT Friday Nov 8 from WWRB 3195, as Dave apologized saying their internet-via-microwave-link connexion was out of order again, so filled with jazz music instead. Try again next Thursday night.
Next: UT Saturday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1600 on WRMI 9955; UT Sunday 0030v on WTWW-2 5085; UT Sunday 0501v on WTWW-1 5830; perhaps UT Monday 0030v on WTWW-2 5085 as reported last week when it was on 9930 at 2330 Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 790, Nov 8 at 0706 UT, trying to pull something out of the pileup, including someone asserting ``Oklahoma is finished`` (i.e. in football? I hope, since that is inconsequential), ID in passing from another sounds like WGYY. Make that a probable WAYY in Eau Claire WI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1430, Nov 8 at 0412 UT, ``Indian Lake`` tune, 0414 KZQZ 1430 ID, St Louis MO. This was on the caradio, I-35 near Edmond OK, KZQZ remarkably able to dominate the frequency on whip car antenna, unlike the other regional channels 1250 and up, masses of skywave QRM from all direxions.
Oh, oh, no way KZQZ could do this on 5 kW night pattern:
which has deep null toward us, major lobe to the NNW, minor to the SSE. But look at the 50 kW day pattern:
which has broad lobes ENE/WSW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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