** AUSTRALIA. Don`t you believe the RA online program guide
which still shows on Fridays: 1100 The World [TV news]; 1300 Unearthed [JJJ Network music]; 1700 Life Matters. There is still an option to ``change stream`` between default Asia, and Pacific, but the submit button flashes and vanishes, and no change can be made, it seems, as the streams were merged months ago!
Since `The World` is a 1-hour show, we assumed something else occupy the ``mystery hour`` Fridays at 12-13 UT. Tune-in 9580 at 1205 Oct 17 to find jazz music playing, no announcements until 1218 intro Charlie Parker`s Roma Lee (?), as I am now tuned to 12065. More jazz, cut off at 1300 for ABC News. Retune 1305 as I am now listening via 9965 PALAU and back to jazz, then announcer about new releases and Melbourne jazz events. Referred to as a weekly program, but what is it? 1328 outro `Jazz Up Late` with Gerry Koster on ABC Jazz & Classic FM.
1330 next program is `Overnight on Classic-2 and ABC Classic FM`, with solo piano music of a more modern classical nature. This is cut off at 1400 for another ABC News cast, rejoin at 1405 with Vivaldi`s ``The Seasons`` in progress. So at least on Fridays, RA is NOT carrying JJJ`s `Unearthed` as claimed on schedule.
These music shows from other ABC sub-networx are an improvement, but obviously not designed for news breaks on the hour, which however are important for the SW audience. One has the impression that RA is programmed on a whim of some operator plugging into this or that domestic network to relay, regardless of what the schedule says. Maybe different next week?
Some of these subnetworx are ``digital``, maybe digital-only.
There`s a roster of them at the bottom of this page:
Jazz: http://abcjazz.net.au/ where we see there are 5 ``ways to listen`` not including on the air [except: now we know, RA!]. `Jazz Up Late` starts Fridays at 10:30 pm [AEDT] which means 1130 UT, and ends at 12:30 am which chex with 1330 UT. The next program on this net is `Just Jazz`, but RA is relaying Classic FM which is relaying ABC Jazz for `J.U.L.`, http://www.abc.net.au/classic/ and now `Overnight` which really runs until 6 am = 19 UT, and really originates with another sub-sub-network, Classic 2, http://www.abc.net.au/classic2 which doesn`t stray into jazz but tries to make nothing but classical hip for homework. Seems that in Australia as well as in America, Friday nights are prime-time for jazz on stations which are not full-time jazz, i.e. let-your-hair-down time after a serious week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, Oct 17 at 1356 I have tuned slightly above 21505 BSKSA on the FRG-7, then down exactly 6 MHz to hear when the Bangladesh Betar carrier oncome, which occurs at *1357:07, but it`s very poor; after 1359 can barely recognize the IS, which runs past 1400, and mistimesignal is now slow instead of fast, ending at 1400:10, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 650, Oct 17 at 1230, mentions `Radio Viva y Altavoz.com``, 6:30 TC. Altavoz is the name of the newscast, and I`m not sure what the Viva name applies to, as the station is surely the usual regular Radio 65, XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Next item between anchor and metguy somehow mixes ébola awareness with weather outlook.
Checking that website, it seems that altavoz.com is an unrelated ``independent music company`` in Maryland. Maybe this is really altavoz.com.mx ? No, nothing configured there, nor at altavoz.mx. Googling on Altavoz XETNT leads primarily to my previous logs of it, and then: This page rather explains it:
Group slogan is ``Radio Viva de Sinaloa``, with the i of Viva doubling as a mike, and Altavoz is the statewide news network. Also history of the group and tribute to founder Chávez who died 12 years ago, QEPD. And linx to the real Altavoz site:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 900, Oct 17 at 1237, Spanish timecheck for 23:7 and temp as 10 centígrados, introducing song, looping southwest --- has to be the only 900 XE in the UT-6 zone, per Cantú:
900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. Re: I then tune up to 11770-, expecting it to come on there and it does by *2059, but very poor level, can`t tell language but presumably Arabic as in Thorsten Hallmann`s AfricaList.
Thorsten Hallmann replies: ``Oh, in the current version this transmission is actually given as Hausa. And I believe it's always Hausa at that hour - maybe in older editions Arabic was mentioned, which was the first guess of Wolfgang Büschel and myself when we
first heard the transmission`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. Re trying to hear REE English online if no longer SW: Seems they did none dated Oct 15, but the ``first`` one of 30+ minutes is now up dated Oct 16 via:
When I try to play it, I first get a ``Gateway Timeout --- The proxy server did not receive a timely response from the upstream server``. But try again and it starts; Justin says ``today`` is ``October 15`` despite file date of Oct 16. It`s mainly operatic music with a bit of commentary, a quick way to fill airtime without much effort; and cuts off mid-aria at 30:11!
[Tagged]: We begin our first "virtual broadcast" with appropriate music by Chopin, the 3rd movement from his Sonata for Piano No. 2. And we continue in a musical vein, because this week opera buffs and classical music lovers in the Spanish capital were treated to a wonderful performance at Madrid's National Auditorium of Haendel's opera Alcina, with acclaimed American mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato singing the title role, accompanied by the English Concert, with Harry Bicket conducting from the harpsichord. We hear DiDonato sing the resolution aria from the opera's third act as well as bel canto arias from 19th-century Italian operas by Pacini and Rossini included on her latest album, "Stella di Napoli," released this year on Erato. For more on this superb opera singer, visit her website at: http://www.joycedidonato.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 21600, Oct 17 at 1356, no signal from WHRI, unlike 24 hours earlier when they were apparently testing; only sigs on 13m being 21540 Kuwait and 21505 Saudi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 620, Oct 17 at 1227 UT, dominant signal is from E/W with long string of Ad Council PSAs and some specific to Arizona, such as ``don`t drive into a duststorm``; 1229 non-ID as ``ESPN Phœnix, 620-AM``, the sad fate of a once-greater talk station, KTAR. If they had been smart, Bonneville might have used their legacy callsign as an inducement to become an Aljazeera outlet. Or, what`s the equivalent of a Tarheel west of the Miss? And since there is a pretty deep null toward us on the night pattern, we dare assume the 5 kW is running on ND day pattern already, more than hour before official October sunrise of 1330 UT (November: 1400 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search Oct 17 at 1220-1224 UT: JBAs on 594, 702, 774, 882, 1044 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1651 UT October 17
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org
** ARGENTINA [and non]. 11711-, Oct 17 at 0155, Cairo is off 11710 ending the analog het to RAE, but now for the 0200 English hour, the problem is QRDRM noise centered on 11715 from AIR in Nepali, DRM whether they want or can hear it or not, at 0130-0230, 250 kW, 124 degrees from Delhi-Khampur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9885, Oct 17 at 0128, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter, vs RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan, unusual to hear either now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, Oct 17 at 0104, RHC in wrong language, English instead of Spanish, also on proper 6000 // 6165. This happens periodically. Not rechecked 5040 until 0346 when it is back in Spanish.
A greater anomaly is reported to me by Mike S. in Arlington Heights IL: ``Hi Glen[n], Radio Havana Cuba at 2130 GMT, 6165 kHz, 10-15-14, English service with Latin Music and talk. Very good S7 signal with Yaesu FT840 and 45 foot longwire``. That`s a completely off-schedule emission both in frequency and in language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** DIEGO GARCIA. 12759-USB, Oct 17 at 0102 trace of talk, as AFN is making a rare appearance; I check for it any night when I am monitoring around this time. By 0111 I am hearing some music, and find it significantly better on the PL-880 with short reel-out antenna, than on the DX-398 next to it with a longer N-S random wire plugged in.
0116 announcement; 0118 talk about veterans, PSA? then a long rock song, 0126 segué to another; 0129.4 announcement, 0130 M&W conversation, maybe PSAs, 0132 music, 0136 announcement; 0145 still music, 0146 announcement with phone number starting with 370-; M&M dialog, then W chimes in; 0150 another song past 0156 when I quit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12070, Oct 17 at 0117, R. Cairo VG signal, extremely distorted music in presumed Spanish service
11710, Oct 17 at 0117, R. Cairo carrier with no modulation audible, but plenty to make a het with Argentina, q.v., 11711-
9315, Oct 17 at 0117, R. Cairo third Spanish frequency is open carrier/dead air, fair with flutter
9965, Oct 17 at 0117, R. Cairo Arabic is VG with music but always that whine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, Oct 17 at 0151, still no signals from ERTOpen. I didn`t check UT Oct 16 or 15, but John Babbis last heard these on Oct 14-UT 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 9690-, Oct 16 at 2048, distorted talk modulation in presumed Hausa from V of Nigeria, 2057 a bit of drumming not so distorted before cutoff at 2057.4*. It had been fair-good signal strength, certainly the best out of Africa on the band at this time.
I then tune up to 11770-, expecting it to come on there and it does by *2059, but very poor level, can`t tell language but presumably Arabic as in Thorsten Hallmann`s AfricaList.
This too is off-frequency to the lo side but unlike 9690- has a het, axually two tones, one or both of which may be coming out of same transmitter as nothing else is scheduled on 11770 at this hour. One of the tones cuts off intermittently and back on.
Thorsten believes this off-frequency transmitter is Abuja, 100 or 250 kW, while Aoki lists both as 250 kW Ikorodu. How about the BDXC-UK?
It has Hausa at 2000-2130 on 9690 Abuja and no listings at all for 11770v, which has been reported several times in the last months. The WRTH 2014 showed Hausa at 2000-2030 only, then Arabic at 2030-2130 on 9690 Abuja, also nothing on 11770 at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15355, Oct 17 at 0126, Qur`an with poor-fair signal from RSO on wrong frequency, noticed here first, then confirmed 9500 is AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Oct 17 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0103:46.5, which is 18 seconds later than one trinite ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [non]. 9535, Oct 17 at 0152, with REE kaput, something else can be heard here: CRI English, very poor with flutter. Was already scheduled during this hour, southward from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, and close to // 9570 Albania & 9580 Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Oct 17 at 0114, SLBC carrier cut to music modulation at 0114:48, timesignal ending at 0115:18.5, sign- on in S Asian language mentioning Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in English. Good signal but with flutter. When it`s this good, chances improve for hearing Diego Garcia, which I already am, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. As publicized initially from Jerry Whitney of Kestrel Electronic Design in DXLD 14-41 and WORLD OF RADIO, then supplied to the MW DX lists, his experimental station WH2XDE in New York state began testing about 2330 UT October 15 on 1750 kHz. Its purpose is to explore various digital modes, but initially in CW and AM, sked approx. 0000-0200 UT with 1 kW AM carrier from Victor NY. I haven`t been able to hear it yet on UT Oct 16 or 17, but many others have in north/east America.
Brandon Jordan near Memphis TN reports UT Oct 17: ``1750, good signal from 0026 tune in until 0324*. "WH2XDE,1" code ID's approximately every 10 minutes, 1 kHz test tones, World of Radio relay from 0219 to 0247, more code ID's until Star Spangled Banner at 0323, one last ID at 0324 and off`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 4802-USB, Oct 17 at 0108, I come across a Navy MARS net as I am performing my usual 60m bandscan for South Americans. It`s already in informal conversation segment about travel plans, weather, etc. NNN0 calls are obvious, but copying the suffices is a challenge because of weak signals, and altho usually with fonetix, not clearly enunciated. I`m never sure of the NCS` call, maybe NNN0ZJ, or BJ or RJ?
At 0111, NNN0BH says he`s sorry he missed the digital part of the net earlier; strongest signal is at 0113 from NNN0BWR. Googling finds the latter as Robert Loomis in Park Falls, Price County, Wisconsin. All the calls in the Wisconsin MARS roster have 3-letter suffices, so may have missed one with ``NNN0BH``. The only one with a BH in it is:
NNN0IBH, who is Michael Kieck, in St Francis, Milwaukee County. My last log of this Wisconsin Navy MARS net was March 22, 2014 at 0108, where I mention three previous logs on 4802 in 2013y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1743 monitoring: on WWRB webcast, 0329 UT Friday Oct 17, previous preacher halts, but then Bible readings come on, back to the preacher, 0332 outro `Word of Life Broadcast` from Tullahoma TN, now with hum, presaging WOR playback? 0333, WOR 1733 starts, overlapping the preacher for a few seconds, not blastingly loud and seems OK altho late.
By 0355 recheck, however, the stream is running silently, and 3185 is already BSing. At 0400 the stream revives with Bibling. So WOR didn`t last even until cutoff 0400. It`ll be a rare occasion when WOR makes it thru WWRB air unscathed, but at least Dave keeps trying. Next:
Friday 2130 on WRMI, 7570 & 15770
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH, 9975, etc.
See also: USA, WH2XDE, 1750 kHz log where WORLD OF RADIO was played (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Oct 17 at 0123, still 0140, 0150, WTWW-3 is dead air, as Ted has failed again to keep all the transmitters modulating, burning 100 kW for nothing. 9475 and 5085 are nominal. 12105 is fading down from good at outset to only fair with increasing competition from CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Oct 17 at 0150, WINB is already off. Will they be back on after 0600 like last nite? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 870, Oct 17 at 0137 UT with WWL carefully nulled, rock music seemingly in English, but 0138 YL Spanish announcement. Among the XEs on 870, by format this one looks likeliest, per Cantú:
870 XEAMO éxitos + FM 98.9 Irapuato, Gto. 1,000 500
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9550, Oct 17 at 0153, open carrier, fair with flutter. Uplooked later in Aoki, I suspect it is BBC English, southeastward from Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN about to start for the 02-03 hour only; as CRI Amoy via Kunming is supposed to end at 0157 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0509 UT October 17
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - email@example.com
** AUSTRALIA. 2485, Oct 16 at 1232, VL8K, ABC with talk, probably news on the hour, with het probably from local source; better on clear // VL8T, 2325. As usual, can`t pull even a carrier on 2368+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 5995, Thu Oct 16 at 1301, 1312, and weaker at 1342 chex, RA Brandon is again WalMat, i.e. playing nothing but ``Waltzing Matilda`` IS over and over. Same thing happened on Fri Oct 10 during this hour, but not noticed in the interim. Before 1300 Oct 16, regular programming was running in AM on 5995, not DRM, like at 1245 on 6150, `LNL` interviewing a birdie-nerdie, and finished waltzing again after 1400 when 5995 switched to Shepparton with better signal. Other frequencies including 5940 Shep at 1300 were nominal with ABC news --- is this the last news to be heard on RA until 4 hours later at 1700? We know that there`s no news break at 1400 now that JJJ net show `Earthbeat` is occupying RA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 4750, Oct 16 at 1237, S Asian singing, poor with flutter, presumed BB HS. Also lots of carriers on frequencies of INDIA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 5925, Oct 16 at 1243, soft romantic music, poor with flutter; 1248 some talk sounds Chinese, 1300 CJKT/ZRGD ID. Aoki shows it`s CNR5 at 1000-1705, 100 kW, 163 degrees from Beijing 491 site. WRTH explains that CNR5 = Zhonghua News Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. Lots of carriers on 60m along the grayline Oct 16 at 1237+ UT as our sunrise is 1240: 4760, 4800, 4820, 4880, 4895, 4920, 4970, 5010, 5050, all of which fit some AIR station, and most with at least a trace of modulation, altho some also bear ChiComs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 4870, Oct 16 at 1239 poor signal with music, presumed RRI Wamena as usual. 4870 is also a Delhi, India frequency with the Kashmir service, but not starting until *1430, while Wamena runs until 1500v per http://rri.jpn.org (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT [and non]. 21540, Oct 16 at 1355, R. Kuwait, and another Arab, 21505 BSKSA remain on 13m, with SPAIN gone from 21640, 21610, 21515. The band is thinning out even more; however WHRI has appeared already on 21600; see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1300, Oct 16 at 1254, Radio México Noticias, about Juárez and Chihuahua, as XEP holds up well after sunrise; underneath I`m hearing Gounod`s `Ave Maria`, so surely a Catholic station; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1560, Oct 15 at 1859 UT, ``KEBC Del City`` ID and no mention of any translator, into NBC Sportsradio. Last March while in OKC, I had heard it duplicated on 92.9, and so listed in the 2014 NRC AM Log, but that has since changed, with the 92.9 presumably reassigned to another station in the group. I was checking this out for Log editor Wayne Heinen (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. With area tropo, aiming north for Wichita on RF 45, RF 8 et al., but on RF20 I am getting Muskogee from the ESE, surely for Tulsa market, 19-1 as KQCW-HD, but momentarily cross-promo with KOTV 6 logo in lower right; while 19-2 as thisTV.
W9WI.com shows there is also an application for a ``DN`` service (whatever that means --- abbr. keys are lacking), on RF20 at exactly same tower coördinates, by KWBT-TV whose calls are not shown on any other channel. FCC TV Query shows KQCW is licensed to Griffin, same owner as KOTV, while the KWBT app belongs to Tulsa Channel 19. So what is going on here? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3385, Oct 16 at 1230, carrier and some modulation from RENB, Rabaul, until autocutoff at 1230:59* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Oct 16 before and after 0300, confirmed that the relay of CRI in Chinese and English is gone with the demise of REE (just as the reciprocal on 11910 at 12-14 has been replaced by CRI English). Tsk2, 9690 was a bigsig to North America, but really redundant, as CRI English has been and still is on 9790 via CUBA at same time 0300, with an even huger signal (but subject to Cuban SNAFUs).
Meanwhile, where`s REE`s English service online-only? Seems they did none dated Oct 15, but the ``first`` one of 30+ minutes is now up dated Oct 16 via:
Mike Cooper in GA explains, Oct 16: ``I've checked the English- and French-language pages of REE and found audio files/streams with today's date, even though it is before the former broadcast time for either service. Both on-demand programs are 30 minutes in length and consist of feature material. There is no news or current events content. The English broadcast begins with a funeral march as the host explains the end of shortwave after 70 years. The French broadcast says absolutely nothing about the distribution change and goes directly into a feature`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1742 monitoring: confirmed on webcast of WBCQ 7490, Wednesday Oct 15 at 2100. Also confirmed after 0330 on WRMI, 9955, good signal.
WORLD OF RADIO 1743 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing at 1230 UT Thursday Oct 16 on WRMI, 9955, following 1229 folk music fill and gh ID. LAH from off-frequency RFI Chinese via TAIWAN, still here well underneath. WRMI good at first, but fading down with the LAH becoming more troublesome. Next:
UT Friday 0325v on WWRB, 3185
Friday 2130 on WRMI, 7570 across N America & 15770 toward Europe
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB, which is producing good results all over Europe
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH, 9975, toward Caribbean, South America
Sunday 1000 on WRMI, 5850 northward across pole, even to Asia?
Sunday 2300 on WRMI, 11580 toward Europe
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB across America
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI, 9955 toward S America
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955 toward S America after Taiwan is off
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v across America but closest bestest
UT Thursday 0330 on WRMI, 9955 to S America (unless 1744 be ready)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Oct 16 at 0618, what`s this? VG signal with gospel huxter, on WINB`s frequency, but is it something else at this late hour, like WMLK reactivated? WMLK is still FCC-registered on 9265 at 04-09 UT except Saturdays! Despite having been off the air for years.
0628 muses on how his mother clued him in on ``how wicked women are`` --- what a nice thing to say! Refers to what Adam did 6000 years ago, huh? Refers to Adam as his ``grandpa``, and all his progeny are of necessity sinners too. 0630 outro as `Red Letter Edition`, says will be back tomorrow. (That`s a show that Ted used to stick in on WTWW-2 Saturday evenings, maybe still does.) 0632 canned ID for WINB, into soul music, and Pastor something of something Deliverance Ministry. The guy is really mumbling.
WINB is on way late, testing overnight propagation, or permanent change? Certainly a much better signal than we usually hear from it earlier, let alone in daytime. Is this on their schedule now? Of course not! Still dated August 17, showing Wednesday`s final program starts at 0200 UT Thursday in Spanish, and Thursday`s first program starts at 1745 UT.
Next check at 1228, WINB is on again, or more likely still on, with ID including phone number for listening online, 712-432-5377. However, at rerecheck 1345, 9265 is finally off.
Checking the program schedule for the ones I heard: the only one with Deliverance in its name is
``05:30P / Tue-2130 Prayer, Healing and Deliverance Ministri`` [sic, for a semihour]. And:
``11:00A / Sat-1500 Red Letter Edition`` for an hour
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 21600, Oct 16 at 1355, VG signal with gospel music, must be WHRI on earlier than usual: yes, apparently generic LeSEA filler with 1357 contact info to PO Box 12, South Bend IN, or c/o METV, PO Box 27266, Limassol, Cyprus; music continuing 1400+. 21600 is EiBi-listed at 16-18 weekdays, and this is a Thursday; 14-20 on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 880, Oct 16 at 1214 UT, KHAC IDs in passing, again announcer preaching Christianity, mixing Navajo and English. As reminded by KAZ, I check the LSB, and yes, not heard, just on USB (plus carrier). If one were tuning thru on LSB only, one would certainly miss it. COL Tse Bonito NM, but primarily for Window Rock, Gallup and the Res. And again obviously on ND day power way before sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1140, Oct 16 at 1257 UT, Spanish ad for Frontera Supermarket in Kansas City, Kansas, then ID as ``La Poderosa 11-40`` so not-so-powerful 4 kW KCXL Liberty MO (KC market) is still partly-Spanish. NRC AM Log 2014-2015 lists formats: TLK/NOS/SPT/SS! Hearing grocery ad at first might equally have led to KLTK Centerton AR, fully Spanish and owned? by Mercado Las Américas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM. 7906-USB, Oct 16 at 1305, I tune in poor signal earlier for Ho Chi Minh City radio, when YL is already going with presumed marine weather/notices, but as far as I can discern is only in Vietnamese. If English, with a heavy Vietnamese accent. Closing rapid beepstring signature runs from 1311:18 to 1311:29*.
EiBi shows this transmission as English at 1305-1320, along with a full listing of all the other Vietnam coastal stations on 7906 with their rotating schedules in Vietnamese only, mostly 10-minute segments twice daily each:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search, Oct 16 at 1224-1226 UT: JBA carrier on 702, presumed 2BL, Sydney, Australia, and also one on 774 which loops west too rather than NW, so suspect it`s another 50 kW DU, 3LO Melbourne, rather than 500 kW JOUB Akita, Japan. One more JBA carrier, on 882, hard to DF, but there are no DUs more than 5 or 10 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 740-, Oct 16 at 0637, LAH peaks NE/SW, i.e. XEQN Torreón, Coahuila, rather than XECAQ, Cancún, Quintana Roo, assuming it`s one of the two R. Fórmula outlets listed. But the major signal on 740 now is KTRH with `Coast to Coast` rather than KRMG. Why a station as close as Coahuila would want to be or could be in the main lobe of 50 kW KTRH Houston is beyond me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1300, Oct 16 at 1254 UT, under XEP Juárez, Gounod`s `Ave Maria` is sung, so likely a Catholic station. The only EWTN I find in the NRC AM Log on 1300 is far too far in South Carolina. At the EWTN.com website I can`t find any affiliate lists; Spanish leads to SW only. Ave Maria could be on an English affiliate. A couple of Texans are SS:REL, KKUB Brownfield, and KLAR Laredo. Probably too late for WNQM Nashville which is part Spanish, and would be on 50 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 2660+, Oct 16 at 1234 UT, JBA carrier, slightly on hi side compared to 1660 station, suspected KGLD Tyler TX, 2 x 1330 as IDed years ago after much effort, but will be tough to get anything definite again. Is licensed for 1000 day, 500 PSRA, and 77 watts at night, all non-direxional. So in Oct, day power span would be at 1230-2345 UT, making 1230+ UT and +2345 UT the best chances to DX it, assuming they are compliant (November: 1245-2315). BTW, KGLD was the original call of ch 11 in Garden City before transformed into the Kansas State Network sequence as KSNG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1753 UT October 16
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org