** BRAZIL. 11745, Nov 26 at 0635, RNA 11780.1 spur remains JBA instead of TIA (totally inaudible).
11745 & 11815, Nov 27 at 0625, distorted spurs well audible matching music on 11780.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 800, Nov 26 at 0654 UT, Jesse Ventura-like voice and probably JV himself on `Coast to Coast AM` // countless other frequencies like 840, 850 but never synchronized; with KQCV OKC nulled. Presumed CKLW Windsor, Ont., tho also listed as on CJAD Montreal, and low-night-power stations in AL, MO, WV. CKLW does have a minor lobe toward us out of 50000/50000 U4, while KREI Farmington MO in between is 1000/150 U1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [non]. 6070, Nov 27 at 0629, Vatican bells preceding semi-hour Latin Mass, and can`t detect any CFRX. I suppose it`s still on but not propagating, and/or reduced power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 6200, Nov 27 at 1318, good signal with Chinese talk over CCI, 1321 vocal music, presumed V. of Jinling, Nanjing, clashing with PBS Xizang, Lhasa, TIBET, already using 6200 for many years but in Tibetan.
VOJ moved here some weeks ago from 5860, why? Also a signal on 4920, which would be Tibet // 6200, but too much QRM to make a match with the 6200 understation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA
** CUBA. 9570, Nov 26 at 1355, CRI English relay via Cuba has modulation cutting off and on, mostly off; and when on, distorted. Starting dispensable `China Studio` language lesson filling end of hours. Wiggle that patchcord!
11950, Nov 26 at 1435, RHC is still on way past nominal 1400*.
13740, Nov 27 at 1438, CRI English relay here has suppressed, distorted modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 15800, Nov 27 at 1432, very poor signal, but enough to tell the talk is very distorted --- must be Cairo! Yes, scheduled 1300-1600 in Arabic, 250 kW, 241 degrees from Abis. No sign of CNR1 jamming which could also be here now and 15 hours a day vs Sound of Hope, per Aoki; nothing else on 15800 (Glenn Hauer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 15395, Nov 27 at 1438, very good signal with conversation, Farsi? Reverb/echo doesn`t help to recognize it: it`s really Pashto from RFI, per Aoki during this semihour only, 500 kW, 85 degrees from Issoudun --- nothing else on this frequency for 23.5 hours a day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, Nov 26 at 0332, ERTOpen is on.
9420, Nov 27 at 0624, Greek talk and music, good with flutter. Not audible on 9935 or 11645; suspect not all three transmitters are simulfunxional any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 12015, Nov 26 at 1425, Qur`an with RTTY QRM, infesting this frequency all day long; 1427 mentions Iran. It`s IRIB`s Hindi service at 1420-1520, 500 kW, 118 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 5920, Nov 27 at 1325, Qur`an, poor signal, 1327 unknown language, 1330 VIRI chimes and presumed news. It`s the 1320-1620 Kurdish service, 500 kW, zero degrees (or non-direxional) from Kamalabad. Grayline; fading down a few minutes later. Our sunrise today: 1321 UT, to attain 1342 around Xmas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 6055, Nov 27 at 1342, R. Nikkei I is totally in English as usual on Thursdays around now; axually a lesson with a clearly enunciated conversation, M&W discussing communities, child care. Good signal and even better on // 9595, at 1355 about the Yamagata Festival.
Thankfully, this is a good propagation day and the local noise level is lowered as my RF neighbors must be away for some reason. So along with Shiokaze, we are getting more English now from Japan than via NHK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Nov 27 at 1333, Sea Breeze = Shiokaze is in English as usual on Thursdays only from JSR, JAPAN, now sufficient fair signal at the outset. Amid the same sounders over and over after pauses, YL is enumerating brief news headlines, seemingly all attributed to ``Dairy NK``; the dates regressing from November 16 to 13 to 10 by 1338, when ``Flash News`` is ending, Randy Newman piano music, ID ``from Tokyo, Japan``, on to ``North Korean Issues``, interviews about, what else? abduxions (Glenn Hauser, OK,DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6135, Nov 27 at 1344, poor signal with songs, then Korean talk by M&W over Juche jamming noise, so presumed V. of Freedom clandestine from the SOUTH; also an intriguing fast but slight SAH: would that be Madagascar or Yemen? Ron Howard says VOF has English lessons (presented in Chinese, why?) M-F at 1300, Sat/Sun at 1350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. See USA: 9395 Global 24. Relays keep appearing here when not scheduled
** MEXICO. 870, Nov 27 at 1303, Mexican choral NA is playing, replacing weak Vietnamese from The Metroplex I had been hearing before 1300. At 1304, XETAR Guachochi, Chihuahua sign-on, first by M in Spanish, then by W in presumed Tarahumara --- and then another M in apparent third language [see below]. Many IDs follow, by calls and by La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara. 1305 local vocal ensemble starts singing same national anthem in non-Spanish, but faded down for more talk in Spanish, station`s mission statement, etc.
1306 mentions 10,000 watts on AM 870 and NO mention of any FM which I thought I heard previously; and via complicated website ``llegamos a todos los países del mundo``. Sked is still 12 hours daily 6 am to 6 pm. Complicated e-mail address; 1308 heard ``interval signal`` of percussion for second time, not exactly drumming. 1309 talk in TT with heavy echo imposed, 6:08 TC in Spanish, temp -4 (brrr ---- latitude is less than 27 N = further south than Okeechobee, but altitude is 2.4 km = 7874 feet, higher than Santa Fe); 1311 history of station, started in 1982y on 860 with 5 kW; at some point stayed on air until 8 pm; 1314 starting to fade. So now is good time to get this on SRS: Enid sunrise today 1321, with another 25 minutes to go before its latest in early January.
XETAR website with much more info is:
including about languages: ``Un claro propósito de la XETAR es el fortalecimiento de las lenguas indígenas. Así, promueve el rarámuri (o tarahumara), el odami (o tepehuano) y el o’oba (o pima) en sus transmisiones diarias`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA [and non] 1000
** MYANMAR. 5985.3, Nov 27 at 1315, vocal pop music, very poor, but no doubt Myanmar Radio, 25 kW roughly N/S from Yangon per Aoki; no longer just a het upon Shiokaze at 1330-1430, which has moved to 5910. Are the Myanmarianese still alternating transmitters, sometimes on 5985.0 even? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 90.1 WBFM, Nov 27 at 0201 UT, KUCO Edmond heard for the first time with joint ID not only for its KBCW 91.9 relay in McAlester, but also for KZCU 95.9 in Woodward --- so long-anticipated acquisition of that station from KCCU Lawton has been completed, and after hopefully repairing the IADs it suffered from for years, now with new input. As of Nov 27, homepage http://www.kucofm.com is not quite up to date about this; message from GM Brad[ford] Ferguson:
``Our most exciting news is that we are on the verge of closing our purchase of KZCU-FM in Woodward. We are buying it from our sister station, KCCU, at Cameron University in Lawton and, when activated, it will give KUCO a "diagonal" across the state, southeast to northwest. We would really like to entertain the citizens of Woodward with good Christmas and holiday programming if we can -- just a little paperwork in the way now.``
I assume a call-change will be made, as KZCU obviously derives from ex-owner KCCU which retains various other K#CU relays elsewhere. How about KUCW? FCC Queries show that call not in use by any AM or FM station.
Not that we are likely to hear 95.9 in Enid, too far and a local on 95.7. Must still depend on the fringe 90.1 signal, subject to CCI from Radio Kansas, and seldom quite enough to break into stereo without exterior antenna. This was preceding the first broadcast of `Performance Oklahoma` at 02-04 UT Thursdays.
After 1900 UT Nov 27, I am trying to enjoy Beethoven`s Ninth performed by the City of Birmingham SO, vs the Kansan QRM on 90.1; insufficient signal from KUCO that I can barely get to break into stereo by angling a portable`s antenna just right, holding it up next to the ceiling just long enough to hear the finale before my arm drops off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 26 at 0332 check, no signal from R. Hargeisa, as had been regular here around sign-on. It was off for a week or more, but Wolfgang Büschel has been hearing it again irregularly in the 13-14 UT period, as has Terry Krueger in FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1749, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, Nov 27 at 1429, Brother Scare seems weaker than usual, presumably because WRMI at 12-21 UT has switched this frequency from 315 to 355 degree antenna, vice versa for G24 on 9395. And, there is some weak CCI underneath 7570. That would be Voice of [North] Korea, on here all the way from 1300 to 2350, 200 kW, 325 degrees toward Europe; French during this hour.
15768, Nov 27 at 1433, another WRMI BS frequency, 15770 has some QRM from RTTY on its low side, I have not noticed before.
21800, Nov 27 at 1429, no sign of Brother Scare via BULGARIA, supposedly newly scheduled at 14-17 UT and heard here on Nov 21 at 1523, Nov 24 at 1406; yet the regular 13m`s are propagating OK on 21630, 21540, 21505, 21470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1748 monitoring: confirmed after 2200 UT Wednesday Nov 26 on WBCQ 7490v.
However, after 2201 UT Nov 26 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, the previous edition 1747 is playing. Phil Workman explained later that the power failure last night wiped out their computer programming too and they were still getting things reset.
First broadcast of WOR 1749 confirmed on WRMI 9955, UT Thursday Nov 27 at 0431, very good signal for a change. Also at 1330 Thu Nov 27 when it`s sufficient, but weaker than 9395 G24. Next:
Thursday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Friday 0030 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Friday 0430v on WWRB 3185 (irregular and subject to irregularities)
Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Saturday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 [NEW]
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sunday 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sunday 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580
Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
We are Thankful for our affiliates availablizing WOR all these times; why don`t you thank them, too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. ALL: 9395, monitoring Global 24 via WRMI [if excerpting, please insert frequency]:
Nov 26 at 0332, no signal audible; next check at 0633, poor signal, but open carrier/dead air. Seems there was a power failure at Okeechobee: see also WRMI logs. By 0642, 9395 modulation has resumed with favorite fill music, 1812 Overture, and good signal. Classical piano music is still playing well after 0700.
Wed Nov 26 at 1350, now signal is good, better than usual, as since Nov 25 they have started using a NW antenna between 12 and 21 UT, instead of the NNW antenna previously and still at all other times. I assume this is accomplished by exchanging WRMI-1 with Brother Scare on 7570, WRMI-11, as he is now weaker at 1402 and further chex. See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]
At 1350 it`s Any Goodman discussing the Innocence Project, so must be `Democracy Now`. Plans were to run this at live time of 12-13 UT instead of 15-16, still repeated at 23-24 weekdays.
Wed Nov 26 at 1400, now opening relay of NHK, which announces the time as ``9 pm in Tokyo`` which means it`s the 1200 UT broadcast delayed two hours, even tho there is another live English broadcast right now on 11695, 11925 via its own hired relays in Uzbekistan, Palau.
Nov 26 at 1457, unknown music, still good stronger than 9400 Pridnestrovye to Kurdistan; WRN outro for KBS, which I guess followed NHK at 1430; a fragment of Feature Story News (FSN) from London, interrupted by Global 24 ID, Marketplace plug, bits of music by Aretha and David Bowie, 1501 `Democracy Now` still at this timing.
Nov 26 at 1758, next check how well 9395 is holding up at midday on NW antenna: still fair signal vs local noise level with R. Slovakia outro. But it`s much weaker than e.g. 9370 WWRB BS and 11825 WRMI BS.
Nov 27 at 0623, very poor 9395 signal instead of usual good one at this hour; 11825 WRMI inaudible. MUF over this path plunged, tho Greece still in on 9420.
Nov 27 at 1326, this day, Thursday, the relay is of KBS World Radio during Seoul Calling, good signal! While essentially nothing on 15575 direct. 1342 on to the ``Thursday corner, Korean Folk Tales``. 1351 recheck, it must have dumped out early as the 1812 Overture music fill is playing yet again until interrupted at 1359 for ``sponsor KBS if you want to keep hearing it`` promo.
After 1400 variety of old-time-radio music and announcements; 1410 jive/white scat, then `Only Have Eyes for You``; 1441 now in an OTR drama.
As often the case, what we hear contradicts the schedule, this one for TG holiday specials:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Nov 26 at 0635, open carrier/dead air from WRMI, but some pulse jamming audible, and something sending ``N`` over and over in Morse code. Power failure at Okeechobee. Other WRMI frequencies: 9395 G24 also OCDA; 7570 & 7455 & 5850 & 5015 off. 11580 & 11825 inaudible and probably off. 13 & 15 MHz bands are dead anyway.
By 0642 some music has started playing on 9955, still with N`s and pulse jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non], and separate USA entry for lots of logs of 9395, Global 24
** U S A. 11715 & 7555, as of Nov 26 at 1413 UT I realize I haven`t heard either KJES frequency this month; are they off again temporarily? I raised this question on WORLD OF RADIO 1749 and the DXLD yg, but the replies arrived after I had recorded this week. They have closed down permanently! As announced here (via Kai Ludwig):
``KJES started as a shortwave radio station back in 1992, and we broadcasted the Word of God for 22 years using shortwave. With the advent of new technologies and the increased shortage of skilled engineers needed to keep us up and running, we have now switched over to web streaming.
You can now listen to our recordings of Scripture and praise music online at: KJES-rio``
Also with some of their final SW reception reports and illustration of their log periodic; plus linx to history of The Lord`s Ranch. Goodbye to one of the strangest SW stations ever. ``We can`t hear you now`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505.3, Nov 26 at 2200, jazzy instrumental version of ``Summertime``, has to be WRNO testing on this unique frequency, and the modulation is good!!! Dead air at 2210 check. Tuning by feel without looking at the FRG-7 dial, I at first feared this was WBCQ 7490v with fill music instead of World of Radio, but too strong and later that`s confirmed OK. Next check at 0407 Nov 27, no signal on 7505.3, so WRNO still hasn`t come back to regular programming at 02-05. I suppose Deutsche Welle is not paying for those newscast relays if they even are aware of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1749, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Nov 27 at 1441, WTWW-1 with SFAW/PPPP is still on night frequency instead of 9475 which is supposed to start at 1400; Radio Australia benefits, as someone is asleep at the switch on a holiday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 680, Nov 27 at 0638 UT, Bay Area ads, 0641 UT KNBR ID, into basketball scores. Best with IBOC from 670 WSCR nulled, i.e. aimed NW instead of W. Fast SAH of about 10 Hz from something, maybe San Antonio? Despite the silly sports format, I`m always pleased to hear KNBR which is the most distant domestic MW `regular` here, over 1300 miles from San Francisco, slightly further than NYC, whose `clears` hardly ever make it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 930, Nov 27 at 1259 UT, with WKY OKC Spanish music nulled, I am getting Spanish talk from another, soon ID in Spanish for KAPR, 930 en Arizona, ``Ésta es Qué Vale`` (? Not certain of that slogan). Makes SAH of about 5 Hz. KAPR is nowhere listed as Spanish! It had been Christian and/or talk in English, and apparently duplicating 1030 KVOI Cortaro (Tucson).
A recent format flip. How recent may account for the Spanish I had been hearing several months previously around sunrise in WKY null, not with definite ID but hoped to be KHJ Los Ángeles (which is no longer Spanish ranchera, but Immaculate Heart! in English since Nov 17).
I had not considered KAPR since was supposedly English. It`s in Douglas AZ, right on the border, appropriately owned by Sonora Broadcasting, U1 = non-direxional, 2500 watts day, 71 watts night, and ``day`` doesn`t officially start there until 1345 UT in Nov, 1415 UT in Dec. However KAPR does have a PSRA of 500 watts starting at 6 am local = 1300 UT, all year except unneeded when sunrise is even earlier, so maybe it just powered up, tho soon fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 1000, Nov 26 at 0642 UT, with KTOK OKC nulled, hearing not only the usual Mexican music from XEFV Juárez, but also some sports talk in English: don`t see how this could be anything but WMVP Chicago despite unfavorable nite pattern. Also ~1 Hz SAH but not clear between which pair of the trio. 0659 UT try to get an ID of sports station, but mainly Mexican dominating with Juárez mention again at 0702. Now I measure the SAH at 42/minute = 0.7 Hz. Anyhow, no KKIM NM which would be preaching, evidently no longer cheating with 10 kW ND day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1070, Nov 27 at 1400 UT, ID for KFTI-FM Newton-Wichita, 1070 KFTI Wichita, news but IDs in passing sure sound like KFDI, which was the longtime call on 1070 years ago. KFDI is very hard to distinguish from KFTI even with clear reception.
1402 UT back to Classic Country 92.3 with ``Battle of New Orleens``. Still a fast SAH against some other 1070, maybe still KNX shortly after sunrise here, as 1070 Wichita is always off-frequency, whatever its calls.
FCC Queries confirm that 1070 is KFTI, --- but the same Journal Broadcasting Company also owns 101.3 in Wichita which *is* KFDI-FM. So it should be easy to mix up the calls, accidentally or deliberately (like KFDI provides the news on the KFTIs? The only real call letters on the website http://www.classiccountry923.com/ are KFDI, for News).
And whatever became of the sale of 92.3 as in this report from Oct 13?
Envision, headquartered in Wichita, is a nonprofit dedicated to making the blind and visually impaired independent and self-supporting when possible. It is acquiring the station to use as a training ground, a revenue source and a messaging platform. . .
There doesn`t seem to be any other press about this since mid-October, so I suppose still pending. Should be quite a change once implemented, non-commercial? 92.3 is a plenty big 100 kW signal, altho out-of-town from Metropolis Wichita, in Amtrak railhead Newton to the north.
Meanwhile, Journal is making the best of the AM/FM duplication, with 1070 alone presumably to inherit the Classic Country format. Wasn`t it once AM $tereo? Yes, NRC AM Log still had that marker even during the ESPN Deportes yeara [= era lasting one year]. How many times have I said I must dust off my Radio Shack C-Quam tuner and try it?
I was checking 1070 in the first place, since as I mention on WORLD OF RADIO 1749, NRC AM Switch reported that its call changed Nov 14 from KLIO to KFTI, resuming the letters it had from 2001y to 2010y. KLIO applied to the previous year of ESPN Deportes, and before that to classic rock format on 1070 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7340, Nov 27 at 1349, open carrier with flutter. Per Aoki, the only thing on at this time is AIR Sindhi service, 1230-1500, 100 kW, 10 degrees from Mumbai. Or, possibly on early with carrier is VIRI Russian from 1420, 500 kW, 58 degrees via Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2152 UT November 27
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org