** CHINA. 9355, Jan 12 at 2056, Firedrake fair-good, much better than on 9455, very poor; both against Radio Free Asia via Saipan.
11945, Jan 13 at 1504, Firedrake is fair with flutter, vs RFA Chinese via Tajikistan.
9315, Jan 13 at 1441, Firedrake is good here. Still no target in Aoki, but HFCC shows VOA Tibetan via Thailand.
6145, Jan 13 at 1442, Firedrake fair, 1534 poor. Still no target in HFCC, since it`s Taiwan, banned by the ChiCom from HFCC, but in Aoki.
With all this FD already, I take the time circa 1445-1450 to do a full out-of-bandscan for more, or CNR1 jamming, but find none in the 7s, 8s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s or 14s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13780, Jan 13 at 1525, RHC is very strong but with IADs and spur-spikes out to plus/minus 20 kHz.
At 1530, I compare all the RHC frequencies and find two groups, an echo apart from each other, ergo from two different transmitter sites:
9540, 12010, 17580, synchronized with each other,
not synchronized with:
11760, 11860, 13780, 15230, 15340, 17730, synchronized with each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [non]. 17790, Jan 13 at 1420, open carrier/dead air from R. Africa via WRMI. At 1432, a YL preachess starts with good-morning from a Miami address; sounds off-mic and/or in echoey chamber, talking about Right to Choose. 17790 supposed to switch to 15190 at 2000, but at 2037 there is no signal; at 2051 now on, and in French, good signal but undermodulated, and still no Bata. It seems that Okeechobee is too remote for good local internet access, for all these different program feeds, also messing up PCJ on Sunday, but that`s being replaced with microwave. How about satellite? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 12015, Jan 13 at 1425, Qur`an with pauses, flutter, and no RTTY aside RHC on new 12010; 1430 in S Asian language. MO fits IRIB, now getting mandatory opening Q out of way before the hour or semi-hour. Aoki shows VIRI Hindi at 1420-1520, 500 kW, 102 degrees via Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11995, fair Jan 13 at 1433, news about Baghdad, Kurdistan. It`s VOA Kurdish via Lampertheim, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1700, Jan 13 at 0659 UT, Mexican NA, choral version, dominating E/W, but I might not have noticed XEPE with just more sports talk nonsense in English mixed vs different sports nets from Brownsville and Des Moines to the N/S. 0700 English ID as ``ESPN Radio 1700``; did not hear any call letters in any language, but maybe they were swallowed. It`s 10/10 kW from Tecate BCN; studios in San Diego, Alta California Sur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, Jan 12 at 2058, carrier with poor signal, no modulation detectable, but presumed XEPPM on the air during daytime contrary to known schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Jan 12 at 2104 UT, just noise on the carrier from KOKB Blackwell, maybe dead/open STL, whilst sibling stations 1020 KOKP Perry and 105.1 KOSB Perry (originating in Stillwater) are nominal. Not unusual for something to go wrong with 1580 or 1020, unmanned? Such as dead air for hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. FCC News: Ringwood, 104.9, KEUC, New Class A station
signs on with 400 W-H/78 m at 36-23-19/98-18-00 (Jan WTFDA VHF-UHF
Digest via DXLD)
Ringwood is not far from Enid, but I haven`t noticed it. So Jan 12 at 2105 UT I try to hear it. Manipulating the DX-398 whip, there is a weak signal at certain positions against stronger 105.1 KOSB Perry; rap music in stereo, with a very heavy bass beat --- almost sounds like a transmitter fault, but stays with the music. 2108 ``Wild 104 - 9``. Don`t know this station so search on the frequency and slogan in the WTFDA FM Database, which leads right to KKWD, Bethany OK, 6 kW H & V, 100m H & V, has HD, PI Code 8FFO, PS info WWLSFM, Radiotext Artist/Title, Slogan WILD 104.9, Format Rhythmic-CHR. ``Rhythmic`` must mean that awful bass beat. They don`t say ``point``, just pause between 104 and 9. Bethany is a westburb of OKC, a lot further than Ringwood from here, but about what you would expect at that distance with those facilities. (And it so happens there is one other ``Wild 104.9``, KBWX in Columbia IL, per WTFDA, surely not the one I am getting) (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, Jan 12 at 2109, I note that Family Radio satellator in Enid, K202BY, is back on the air, including stereo pilot with a young Harold Camping preaching, belying his current status. Later the signal seemed to be breaking up again, so hope for another failure opening up the channel for MS or other DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 17660, Jan 13 at 1421, open carrier/dead air with flutter, no doubt BSKSA French service which is 500 kW due west from Riyadh for North Africa. By 1454, now there is some music modulation, poor with flutter; while Arabic frequencies from same site, 17615 and 17705 are always better and without flutter, 190 and 310 degrees respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [and non]. 17610, Jan 13 at 2036, Brother Scare VG here on new WHRI frequency and also on weaker 9840. This contradicts the sked I first copied from WHR website on Jan 11 showing 17610 M-F at 1800-2030. Now it`s 1800-2100. 9840 among other times, during the 20-21 hour is also M-F only; Angels 1 & 2.
So that makes SIX frequencies and five stations at once on 31m during this hour, along with: 9370-WWRB, 9690-WRMI, 9930-WTWW, 9955-WRMI, 9980-WWCR. Plus two more WRMIs: 7730 very poor, 11825 very good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1703 monitoring: confirmed at new time shortly after 0400 UT Monday Jan 13 on Area 51 webcast, and also sufficient at 0427 check on 5110v-CUSB. WBCQ 5110 schedule
still doesn`t show WOR then, nor Brother Scare overnight on UT Monday, as audible at 0648 check. Heard at 0358 tune-in before WOR, Allan Maxwell monolog was signing off. This website
is much more accurate insofar as Area 51 content which varies from week to week; on UT Jan 13, KIPM at 03-04 & 0430-0500.
Next WOR times: Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955; Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0035 UT January 14_________________________________
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