** ARMENIA. 11635, Nov 10 at 1418, hi-pitched S Asian singing, fair signal, 1419 announcement in unknown language. HFCC shows TWR via ERV = Gavar, not Yerevan, at 1245-1600, 300 kW, 100 degrees to CIRAF 40E and 41. To Aoki for details: on the TWR India service during this quarter hour on Sundays & Mondays, the language is Magahi, what else? EiBi`s language list shows:
MAG Maghi/Magahi/Maghai: India-Bihar, Jharkhand (14 megaspeakers)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 12115, Nov 10 at 1421, Bible reading and sermon in English with strange accent, reference I Corinthians XI, fair over CODAR. EiBi and Aoki say it`s Reach Beyond Australia, at 1405-1530 all English to S Asia, 100 kW, 310 degrees from Kununurra; could it be long-path to here? Except for a `Spotlight` here & there, no English on other broadcasts beyond 0730-0830 on 15490 for PNG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, Nov 10 at 0653, distorted spurs from 11780.1 RNA are still audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers morning of November 10:
9150, Nov 10 at 1358-1400*, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter, cut off after 5+1 timesignal
9200, Nov 10 at 1358-1400*, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter, cut off after a syllable spoken after 5+1 timesignal
12560, Nov 10 at 1420, CNR1 jammer, fair with very heavy flutter
11430, Nov 10 at 1424, CNR1 jammer, fair with very heavy flutter
11500, Nov 10 at 1424, CNR1 jammer, very poor (all are synchronized)
12910, Nov 10 at 1425, CNR1 jammer, poor with heavy flutter
12980, Nov 10 at 1425, CNR1 jammer, poor with heavy flutter
13530, Nov 10 at 1427, CNR1 jammer, fair-good with heavy flutter
13130, Nov 10 at 1428, CNR1 jammer, very poor with heavy flutter; none in the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [non]. 13740, Nov 10 at 1506, open carrier/dead air from CRI English via CUBA: then bits of audio start to cut on and off, mostly off. Wiggle that patchcord! It was OK as I tuned across during previous hour. 13740 at 14-16 remains a yearound channel for this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CONGO DR. 5066.34, Nov 10 at 0345, JBA carrier with trace of talk modulation, presumed R. Candip. Tnx for tip from Tim Rahto in Iowa who measured it here and said to the DXLD yg that it was peaking about 0318: hurry and tune in. So, it was on earlier than listed *0330 in Aoki, and much earlier than listed *0400 in WRTH 2014. Gaisma.com says sunrise in Bunia today was 0341. At one sesquidegree north of the Equator, its SR should very vary little, but supposedly gets as late as 0411 in a trimonth, so we`re losing darkness every morning until over the hump. We should start tuning for it by 0300 now. See http://www.gaisma.com/en/location/bunia.html
which also provides a current terminator/grayline map
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 17730, Nov 9 at 2007, RHC in Portuguese with VG signal. European service now here ex-11840: 1930 French, 2000 Portuguese, 2030 Arabic; 21-22 break; 2200-2400 Spanish. Signal so strong here makes it easy to believe RHC is on the wrong antenna toward NW instead of NE.
11950, Nov 10 at 1416, new RHC frequency for B14+ is absent, not on ex-12010 either. Oh: it is scheduled at 1200-1400 only despite the total morning broadcast until 1600 (and beyond that on 11760 only).
17580, Nov 10 at 1505, no signal from RHC: that`s because it`s another frequency which has disappeared completely from the new schedule. Still audible on 17730, 15370, 15230, 11760, 9820, 9640. 11860 is also off now as it`s scheduled until 1500 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA [non]
** KOREA NORTH. 11735, Nov 10 at 0645, upbeat choral music, brief French announcement, fair with flutter; what`s this? Cut off abruptly in music at 0650*. Such timing smax of Iran scheduling. But at 0657, open carrier is back on with telltale Juche jamming noise mixing in, good signal and now steadier, 0700 opening Golos Koriy in Russian. Indeed per Aoki, VOK French is supposedly until 0657, Russian from 0700, both on 28 degree beam toward DVR and incidentally North America where there are a few more French speakers.
HFCC is no help at all with nothing registered on 11735, since per Aoki all are non-participants: DPRK, Tanzania; and Brasil which may be inactive anyway. You`d think the ChiCom could get their good buddies in Pyongyang into HFCC; but they`d rather remain outlaws, like Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11685-11690-11695, Nov 10 at 0651, DRM noise just came on from RNZI, accompanying VG AM signal on 11725. Yet Aoki shows DRM starting an hour earlier M-F at *0551. But RNZI`s own site shows *0651-0758* M-F for Tonga. I suppose this is one of the best times for such DRM also into N America; or 17670-17675-17680 partly in our afternoons/evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Re new KVBN-LP, 99.9, Enid, Doug Smith, WTFDA replies to our previous reports:
``KVBN-LP applied for a license-to-cover on September 23rd. The FCC hasn't yet acted on that application. My understanding is that for most stations, Program Test Authority is automatic once the license-to-cover has been filed.
> elements. Perhaps someone can describe their design; perhaps someone
> can measure whether the height above ground is within LPFM requirements.
Appear to be identical two-bay circularly polarized units. I'm not going to venture a solid guess as to their height above ground. But the stations are authorized for 24 and 25 meters, a figure that looks
plausible (not sure why the two are *different* as looking at the photo both antennas appear to be at the same height).
30 meters is allowed without power reductions. Enid's other two LPFMs KAMG [92.1] and WRML [100.9 not on air yet] are 36.5 and 32.2m respectively -- and are as a result limited to 68 and 86 watts of power respectively. == Doug Smith W9WI, Pleasant View, TN EM66`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES [non]. 15100, Nov 10 at 1504, W&M dialog, in SE Asian language, good signal. EiBi shows it`s now the Radio Veritas Asia Filipino service via VATICAN at 1500-1553 back to the Mideast Gastarbeiter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA [non]. 9910, Nov 10 at 1410, M&M conversation in Russian, mentioning Kitaya and Afrika, fair and no flutter unlike the CNR1 jammers. HFCC B14 update shows it`s R. Liberty during this hour only via SAIPAN since Nov 3. There is also some noise too close on the hi side, ute or jamming? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17362-USB, Nov 10 at 1503, Robo-YL with schedule info, ID as WLO and KLB, ``standing by for calls``, but not answering any by 1506 tune-out. EiBi shows 17362 is WLO Mobile AL, while KLB Seattle [Kent] WA is on 17311, both with half-hour transmissions at 1500; does not show the paired ship-to-shore frequencies where any callers might have been audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 11840, Nov 9 at 2005, Dixieland music, fair with flutter, 2007 French announcement; same on 15730 Greenville. IBB/VOA is now on 11840 all the way from 14 to 2130 UT, via Saipan, Biblis, Vatican, Botwana, São Tomé.
Right now it`s BOTSWANA, French at 1830-2030 which I assume will still be chopped off in progress at 2030 (except on Sat & Sun there is another semihour after a site switch to STP which on weekdays carries Hausa; while on 15730 the 2030-2100 is Botswana, supposedly French on Sundays, Hausa on Saturdays; why such a confusing scheduling?). Anyhow, it`s a good thing RHC has moved European service off 11840, to 17730; see CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1746 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 webcast from 0401 UT Monday November 10; and a few minutes later also good signal on WBCQ 5109v-CUSB. Next:
Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0401 on G24 via WRMI 9395 [not 0500]
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, UT Monday Nov 10 at 0019, R. Cairo relay via Global 24 via WRMI: some ME music into YL greeting listeners, but must be closing of 80- rather than 90-minute program. G24 signal is too poor to evaluate quality of Cairaudio, but anything would be better than what they outsend direct. So G24 has 10 minutes to fill, first with something incongruously about Christianity; 0024 ``Good morning ---`` maybe a program promo; 0029 classical music; 0037 recheck now it`s `Switzerland in Sound` as per daily schedule update from G24, which also had an experimental Cairo relay starting at 2300 Nov 9 and which I had intended to tune in earlier. When will Cairo appear next?
9395, Nov 10 at 1400, G24 with ad for Universal Radio, amid jazz music before and after; 1511 recheck, news/talk show, aha, sounds like Amy Goodman so apparently another time for `Democracy Now`. It would be nice to have some firm reliable times for this on 9395. But daytime signal here is still quite insufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 4840, UT Monday Nov 10, at 0633, open carrier/dead air from WWCR, while the other three, 3215, 5890, 5935 are nominal. Still DA on 4840 into another hour at 0703 when I QRT. The same thing was happening exactly one week ago Nov 3 during scheduled `Inspirations Across America` --- probably the automation has been incompetently mis-setup to access nothing during this hour on a 7-day repeat basis. If I were a stockholder in WWCR, I would not be happy about this wastage. How much does 100 kWH cost (if that`s all that was silent --- could have been all night)? Are the suppressed client programs getting an adjustment/refund? Since no one at WWCR is paying attention, they might invoke plausible deniability if it were not for monitoring reports like ours, tsk2. WWCR might have banned me, but my reports are not deceitful, like so much of their broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1859 UT November 10
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org