** AUSTRALIA. 17760, Aug 10 at 0059, JBA music, first thought maybe WHRI 3 x 5920, but it`s already off, and the music sounds S Asian? It`s the OSOB. Aoki & HFCC show RBA, going from daily Rawang to Sunday English at 0100; strange I am not hearing RA on 17860 or 17840, altho maybe this was just as they were pausing for QSY. But NW Australia is a long way from SE Australia propagationally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11750, Aug 9 at 0602, extremely distorted spur from 11780 RNA is at good level; match on 11810 is fair; second-order ones another 30 kHz out: 11840 & 11720 very poor; third-order 11690 JBA.
11750 & 11810, Aug 10 at 0048, now the awful spurs here are very bad; RHC happens to be off 11840, audiblizing JBA spur, but reblocked at 0105; No spur heard on 11720; 11870, a weak WEWN is marred by crackle
Another check at 0539 August 10: numerous distorted spurs at 30-kHz intervals: 11660, 11690, 11720, 11750, 11810, 11840, 11870, 11900 all audible, progressively weaker the further from 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 16100, Aug 10 at 1253, CNR1 jammer, very poor; no 17s, 15s
14870, Aug 10 at 1255, CNR1 jammer, fair
14920, Aug 10 at 1255, CNR1 jammer, fair; none in the 13s, 12s
15115, 15195, 15265, Aug 10 at 1338, CNR1 jammers inband are the only audibles now, none others 12-19 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EAST TURKISTAN
** CUBA [and non]. 11845, Aug 9 at 1358, pulse jamming is still audible on long-abandoned Martí frequency.
11670, Aug 9 at 2130, AIR English is detectable way under RHC news in Spanish; Arnie still blox India.
12060, Aug 10 at 0041, buzz here, presumably 2 x 6030 jamming.
18210, Aug 10 at 0055, RHC, 3 x 6070 audible at VP level as is now common, along with 12140 = 2 x 6070. I also look for other thirds above 18 MHz: at 0055, a JBA carrier comes on 18495, matching 6165 pre-English, but I am not hearing 18000 or 18180 from 6000 or 6060.
9550, Aug 10 at 1239, only CRI Vietnamese is audible, but at 1304, RHC Spanish is on and mixing with it, Commies for Commies vs Commies; also on 9820.
12010, Aug 10 at 1301, `Cuba Campesina` is running overtime, introducing final tune; then I switch to 15370 nominally starting at 1300: open carrier until 1303 as the tune is faded out for some `news`, but 15370 transmitter cuts off and on the air, and when on, the modulation cuts off and on --- rough getting started; 1304 it`s off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 11660, Aug 9 at 2120, pop music, poor with flutter, what`s this? Some splash from 11670 Cuba. 2126 brief French announcement; 2130 another mentioning cri.cn --- shux, it`s only CRI, 2030-2230 from Kashgar to Europe. Sounding less and less like an Eastern station.
9800, Aug 9 at 0043, fair signal in Spanish with pop music countdown, CRI Kashgar to S America, better than usual here.
17720, Aug 10 at 0547, OSOB is very poor with music: i.e. CRI German via Kashgar. This site has a way of making it thru when nothing else does (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 10 at 0040, R. Cairo Arabic, with distorted Qur`an
12070, Aug 10 at 0040, R. Cairo, big hum, no modulation or spurs
9315, Aug 10 at 0041, R. Cairo open carrier/dead air; OTHR on low side
11710, Aug 10 at 0042, R. Cairo`s third Spanish frequency is: off
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE [and non]. 9935, Aug 10 at 0039, ERTOpen is on at good strength, but with some splatter from 9925 Mighty KBC; fortunately, WTWW is already on 5085 not 9930. // 9420 is VG; 15630 is JBA at 0047 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 12025, Aug 10 at 0050, VIRI Spanish has finally made the long-expected move from 11760, out from under RHC, // 9860. 12025 still has het on the hi side which I was getting previously, altho it could be my router again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 15475, Aug 10 at 0054, ME music is P-F, i.e. R. Kuwait`s new 24-hour channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Aug 10 at 0052, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0107:36.5* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [and non]. TOM affiliates are having trouble:
7365, Aug 9 at 0607, WHRI playing gospel music not // others; despite online sked still showing TOM daily at 06-08 from Angel 2.
5085, Aug 9 at 0609, WTWW-2 is open carrier/dead air; 5830 SFAW OK. Wake up at 0956 so check 5085: now it`s back with mod. Also at 1345, and at 1405 on 9930 instead.
5890, Aug 9 at 0611, WWCR-4 does have BS at a service with big hum and mutterers; playing backup recording
7570, Aug 9 at 0611, WRMI-11, BS alone speaking in studio, different than 5890; also on other WRMIs: 9955, 11825.
BTW, WRMI has an updated frequency grid as of August 12 showing 5015 and 5950 are no longer 24-hour BS, but 7570, 11730 and 15770 will be, along with 11825:
3185, Aug 9 at 0612, WWRB also with open carrier/dead air. It appears the main TOM feed to stations (internet or satellite?) is down and they are coping with the situation (or not) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [and non]. 9620, Aug 10 at 0045, REE is VG, back on proper frequency, gone as expected from 15385 where it was by mistake 24 hours ago, opening that for a very weak signal in Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jamming or VOA Philippines during this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1733 monitoring: confirmed new 1733 (not 1732), UT Sunday August 10 on WRMI 9495; fair signal but some ACI from 9500 Oman which is stronger and unfortunately on correct frequency tonight. By next week this WRMI transmission is to be on 5950 instead.
WOR 1733 also confirmed on KVOH 9975, UT Sunday August 10 from 0131.
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Monday 2100 on WRMI 15770
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v (unreconfirmed)
The new WRMI frequency schedule effective August 12 for the red `F` hours, replaces 9495 with 5950 at 00-01; at 21-22, not only 15770 but also 7570 breaks away from otherwise Overcomer. Does this mean that WOR at 0030 UT Sundays and 2100 UT Mondays will be on these frequencies? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 11730, Aug 9 at 0104, WRMI-4 is off but from August 12 is to be 24 hour BS, except Family Radio at 23-24; 44 degree beam, and much weaker here than the NW beam on 11825, 7570. Instead I am hearing something else weak.
HFCC shows 24 hour `YFR` on 11730 will conflict with numerous others:
Vatican via Uzbekistan, no doubt what I hear now; CRI, NHK via France; Turkey; Saudi Arabia; Belarus; BBC via Singapore, Thailand; Iran; Russia may be scratched anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Aug 9 at 1355, big open carrier, still at 1404, must be WTWW-3, but normally not on until 1700. See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. I have a bone to pick with certain documentaries shown on PBS, such as POV --- I`m trying to watch the one about a Sichuan earthquake; besides convenient time-shifting, when a show is in a foreign language with captions, I always try to tape it as I may need to back up or freeze-frame to read the captions. Otherwise, undivided attention is required with eyes constantly on the screen. But this one turns out to have captions so tiny that I cannot or can barely make them out! Don`t the docu producers realize that many will be attempting to watch on a small TV screen? Furthermore, closed-captioning in the usual font makes no attempt to reproduce the English version legibly. Freeze-framing further reduces the resolution. If they were legible, it would still be a challenge to read them at the speed they flash by. Besides the tiny font, legibility is further hindered by the constantly shifting background --- if it`s dark, the lite letters are more
legible; there is no black background along with the open captions. Not everyone has a huge HD TV on the wall! Furthermore, the constant OETA bug in the corner sometimes interferes with the tiny open English captions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13830, Sat Aug 9 at 0558, noise blob here, sorta DRM? This frequency is used M-F only by VOA Botswana in French at 0530-0600, and that has been without such QRM. Also Sun Aug 10 at 0544, again the noise blob. Unseems to be coming out of 13850 Cairo mess, nor from 13840 daily French from NHK via Madagascar. Will 13830 still be blobbing when VOA is back on Monday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15389-USB, Aug 9 at 2112, Spanish 2-way intruders.
15534-USB, Aug 9 at 2134, colloquial Spanish 2-way; one of them coughing. Maybe moved from 15389 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1655 UT August 10
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org