quarta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs February 22-23-24-25 , 2015

 ** ALBANIA. 7425, Feb 25 at 0227, R. Tirana is very poorly audible with IS, so still on the air. Last time I checked this N American service in English, it was missing after 0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 24 at 1458, University Network is missing from day frequency; maybe still stuck on night frequency which is inaudible this late on 6090, but could be detected in Florida, if on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, Feb 25 at 1359:28, 5+1 mistimesignal ends from Bangladesh Betar before opening Urdu service. JBA signal, but the MTS cuts thru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Feb 25 at 0618, crackling spurs audible from 11780.1v, RNA/RNB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11765v, Feb 25 at 0619, SRDA Curitiba with music, very poor, but not preaching by Davi[d] Miranda, who died Feb 22, according to a report by Leonardo Ivo on the radioescutas group. I don`t recall if he used to be heard at this particular hour, but it would be typical. He`s the wailing gospel huxter mixing Portuguese and Spanish into ``Portunhol``, who could be heard on so many Brazilian SW frequencies (per Aoki & WRTH, SRDA on 6060, 6120, 9565, 9585v, 11765) and also some Spanish-speaking countries --- what do you bet he lives on the radiowaves forever like his dead American counterparts? Maybe not. Leonardo says even before he died, there was a power struggle by his children for control of the IPDA church; he hopes the SW network might dissolve and some good stations come back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 11640 & 11655, Feb 25 at 1340, CNR1 jammers have some class! Playing ``Blue Danube Waltz``, applause and 1342 on to `Radetzky March`. Sounds just like the New Year Concert from Vienna encores. Last part of the latter is talked over in Chinese in typical disrespect. Both with flutter, 11640 clearer vs RTI, while 11655 has CCI from victim VOA Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. 15150, Feb 24 at 1500, AWR with multilingual ID spiel, preceding Punjabi via Nauen. Strange thing: they manage to translate ``AWR`` into Italian, French, but in German they say the name in English! Why not ``Adventisten Welt-Rundfunk``?? BTW, it seems to me that in German the word ``Rundfunk`` (colorfully, literally, ``sparkin`-around``) is losing out to ``Radio`` except in established names like BR, NDR, WDR. Perhaps they have been influenced by R. Japan, which insists on pronouncing English ``NHK World`` in all other languages. Before 1500, AWR on 15150 is via Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** GUYANA. 3290-, Feb 25 at 0616 check, again no detectable signal from V. of Guyana; do others find it sporadic or missing again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11670, Feb 24 around 2130, AIR GOS with S Asian music, fair signal. I am getting this on the G8 portable with rod antenna only, in a stand-alone medical office lobby, incredibly without any noise level to cope with. Also clear signals from many other stations I would have a hard time hearing this well afternoons on the home rig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** IRAN. 11675, Feb 25 at 1347, big hum atop suppressed-modulation talk, also flutter, i.e. VIRI Urdu service via Kamalabad until 1420. Aoki reminds later it`s supposed to be // 11730, but don`t recall hearing it there as I tuned on up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT [non]. 21540, Feb 24 at 1414, R. Kuwait is AWOL, certainly not due to propagation as neighbor Riyadh is still audible on 21505; and also absent Feb 25 at 1431, when 21505 is in even better than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. Re my several MW logs early UT Feb 24, and lack of northerlish US stations, in ``auroral conditions``, WWV reported the K-index was 4 at 0000; 5 at 0300 & 0600. And as of 0300 & 0600, `` Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MOROCCO. 9575, Feb 24 at 0617, Médi Un with Arabic music; poor signal, unusual flutter on this due to auroral conditions, K-index 5, tho not on weak Sudan 9505 which is a more northerly path over Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA [non]. 7570 & 15770, Tue Feb 24 at 2100, R. Spootnik via WRMI with `From Russia with Love`; at 2123 wrapup, Vasily tries to give the times on WRMI, not this one, but incorrect 2130 Wednesday? 7570 & 15770 equally good on the G8 portable in medical office lobby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN. 9505, Feb 24 at 0617, very poor signal with music and talk, some pulse QRM, presumed the sporadic V. of Africa service in Tigrinya, 110 degrees toward Ethiopia. Also scheduled for English at 0800-0900 & 1730-1830 when I don`t hear it any better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1761 monitoring: confirmed UT Wed 0401 on Global 24 webcast, also via WRMI 9395. Preceded by Bach fill music at 0359, 0400 ID and a semiminute of FSN news headlines. The Wed 1415 airing on WRMI 9955 also confirmed at 1440 Feb 25 check, good with no jamming. Next:
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5930 & 5940, Feb 24 at 0623, the sidebands of WWCR 5935 with DGS are very noisy with something else, i.e. matching modulation peaks of WWCR 4840, as the spurious garbage cuts on and off. Yet another case of unsavory interaxion among WWCR transmitters which need to be isolated one from another, amen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11870, Feb 24 at 0615, R. Católica Mundial during the rote ``Dolorosa Pasión`` show is under big humwhine. This particular defect I only note on this frequency late at night; not so on // 7555 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Feb 24 at 2235, PPPP programing has been pre-empted on WTWW for live(?) coverage from the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention always in Nashville --- Ted is interviewing some guy in the movie biz, and for the few minutes I listen, can`t determine who he is or what it has to do with religion or broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1648 UT February 25

 ** BRAZIL. 11814 & 11746 approx., Feb 24 at 0103, weakly audible cracking spurs at modulation spike peaks from 11780.1v, RNA/RNB, while the very strong fundamental is splashing out to 12 kHz either side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 12055, Feb 24 at 0100, heard one(?) pip considerably past 0100:00, very poor with flutter, talk. Aoki shows the CNR17 service in Kazakh is here at 2355-1200, 100 kW, 298 degrees from Lingshi 725 site since January 1. Before 0100 it would have had competition from FEBA per Aoki, FEBC per WRTH, in Wa via Bocaue, Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 24 at 0117, poor-fair signal from R. Truth, sermon in English being translated into Spanish, phrase by phrase, something about the end of the world. Really? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 710, Feb 24 at 0147, IFE PSA from NE/SW, then mentions Cuauhtémoc (could be an historical or street reference, major figure in México), but it`s really XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, in the Chihuahua city named for him, with singing ID jingle at 0147, which they frequently play. No het and little QRM in auroral conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1110, Feb 24 at 0136, ID sounds like R. Metropolitana, 11-10 in promo, with SFX. I was expecting 100/50 kW XERED in the DF, but this is further southwest, and fits really for R. Guadalupana, XEWR, Ciudad Juárez, which IRCA lists as a 500-watt, 24-hour daytimer (i.e. blank for night power). But WRTH says 1000/500 watts. 0137 IFE PSA (sounded like, outdated one instead of INE?), 0138 regreso a su programa, `Levántate con ---``, YL-hostessed talk on the tema, ``la mentira``. A wakeup show? Then it`s an evening playback.
Conditions are auroral, and KFAB 1110 Omaha in the opposite direxion is absolutely no problem, not needing avoidance by nulling. Other northerlish clears are blacked out, including WLW 700, WGN 720, WBBM 780, WCCO 830, WHAS 840, KOA 850, WLS 890, KMOX 1120, WLAC 1510, WCKY 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1220, Feb 24 at 0134, Spanish news and it`s about one word ahead of XERF 1570, so sibling station, or rather parent station XEB in the DF with `Antena Radio` from IMER; despite its 100 kW clear-channel (ha, ha) status, not always audible at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1320, Feb 24 at 0132, Spanish news by YL anchorette, with quick sounder between items, looping SSW/NNE. She brings up a reporter on phone. Presumably XECPN, Piedras Negras, Coahuila again, with news format, La Poderosa with 10000/100 watts. Recheck at 0148, cáncer PSA, group ID ``Radiorama, la cadena que une a México``, and that chex for XECPN too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1470, Feb 24 at 0128, Spanish norteña song, slightly clockwise from N/S, 0130.5 SHVA with XEHI ID, 7-30 timecheck. XEHI is in Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas, across from Roma TX. Cantú shows 10000/250 watts, slogan La Caponera. IRCA says 3000/250 watts, La Consentida. WRTH splits the difference with 10000/250 watts, La Consentida. 
What does Caponera mean? My Random House Latin American Spanish dixionary says: ``coop for fattening capons``; informally, ``gaol``; or ``place where one lives well free of charge``. But root word capón also means castrated or gelded, as for roosters. A great name for a radio station, eh? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** MEXICO. 1510, Feb 24 at 0127, Spanish talk from N/S is dominant, presumed XEQI in Monterrey NL; no WLAC needing to be nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11580-, Feb 24 at 0106, the WRMI Brother Scare service again has that strange QRM I previously reported Feb 22 at 1432, a much different daypart: repeated descending tone. Now they are very regular every 3.5 seconds and lasting 3 seconds each before a pause. With BFO I discover that they apply to the lower sideband only, inaudible on the upper. I.e. another carrier repeatedly approaching 11580.0 from below causing descending het. When I tune to 11578 on USB, I hear the tones going upward. Nothing like this heard on other WRMI BS frequencies. I really don`t think it is local; at least nothing like it noted elsewhere on the SW bands here.
7730, Feb 24 at 0112, Brother Scare is again playing clip of an extremely critical caller really putting him down, as ``a crazy old religious zealot, who tells you lies``, and much more. I`ve run across this before several times. Then BS can come on and play the martyr, accuse the caller of being blasphemous, etc., etc. // much stronger 7570, both via WRMI. 
Further tuning finds BS on two WWRB transmitters at once, 5050 and 3185, at 0118 Feb 24, those running about one sesquisecond behind WRMIs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Feb 24 at 0114:37, musical prélude starts, mistimesignal ends at 0115:19, and SLBC sign-on. Good level but heavy flutter as usual. Once again the TS had only three pips (2+1) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1761 monitoring: inquiry from a listener indicates that at 2200+ UT Monday Feb 23, Global 24 via WRMI 9395 was playing a Two Bobs episode on `Switzerland in Sound`, supposed to be at 2230 after WOR, which apparently did not air. Did anyone else hear WOR at 2200 or 2230? Next?
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 980, Feb 24 at 0140 UT, Spanish talk explaining eligibility for Medicare, so it`s certainly United Statesian, from N/S, and in next 4 minutes clearly giving phone number 5 times: 832-701-3647. AC 832 = Houston TX, so this is KQUE, COL Rosenberg-Richmond, but address in Pasadena. NRC AM Log says it`s Radio Aleluya, 5/4 kW U4. Day and night patterns have major lobe SE into the Gulf, minor lobe NW toward me.
At same time I am getting another weaker SS on 980, somewhat separable further to the SW, likely XENR Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, 0141 UT with local weather (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1530, Feb 24 at 0125 UT, `Univisión Radio` ID in passing, and SHVA ads, 0126 UT Autozone, etc. from N/S, i.e. surely KGBT Harlingen, RGV TX. Standard remark about how KGBT is not supposed to put out any signal toward the north, but this was dominating anything else on 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0431 UT February 24
** MEXICO. 700, Feb 23 at 1303, indigenous language, then Spanish mentioning Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CDI), its sponsoring agency; at 1304 call-letter IDs at least twice as XEETCH. Poor signal perhaps about to fade out, but no significant QRM, loops WSW. This is in Etchojoa, Sonora, or Navojoa, 5 kW daytimer per Cantú, La Voz de los Tres Rios, and per IRCA serving three linguistic groups. Website with much more about it in Spanish:
http://ecos.cdi.gob.mx/xeetch.html
including 
``700 AM / 5000 watts
Dirección: Carretera Navojoa - Huatabampo, Km. 27, C.P. 85280, Etchojoa, Sonora
Horario de transmisión: Diurno de 6:00 a 18:00 horas [UT -7]
Cobertura: Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua
Lenguas en que transmite: Mayo, yaqui, guarijío y español``
It would be interesting to see what the same text would look like in those languages, but I see no link to them. Does provide audio streaming, and gallery of station staff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 870, Feb 23 at 1306, a bit of the Mexican NA is overtaken by XETAR IDs, mentioning Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de Pueblos Indígenas, as I had just heard on sibling station 700 XEETCH. 1307 full ID in Spanish by W & M alternating, as La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, poor signal and soon fading. 
CDI page linking to all its emisoras:
http://ecos.cdi.gob.mx/index.html
There are 20 around the country, but only heard XETAR and XEETCH here.
And XETAR page, same format as for XEETCH:
http://ecos.cdi.gob.mx/xetar.html
``870 AM / 10000 watts
Dirección: Felipe Ángeles y Francisco M. Plancarte Col. El Salto
Guachochi, Chihuahua. C.P. 33180
Horario de transmisión: Diurno de 6:00 a 18:00 horas [UT -7 until DST]
Cobertura: Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango
Lenguas en que transmite: Tarahumara, tepehuano y español``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Sunday Feb 22 at 1757 and still 1827 UT chex, KUCO Edmond, our classical station, is off the air. Maybe something to do with snowstorm; fortunately back on later in afternoon for favorite shows at 21+ UT `Wind & Rhythm`, 22+ UT `Mad About Music` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 15550, Feb 23 at 1532, tone jammer is JBA under R. Dabanga via VATICAN, and WJHR-USB via Milton FL making an unholy mess all by themselves; so time for a Dabanga jump? The Sudanese jammers don`t bother with R. Tamazuj which precedes it; why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 17700, Feb 23 at 1537, very poor talk in unID language. Aoki shows it`s VOA via BOTSWANA, 1500-1530 daily in Hausa, and since January 12, adding 1530-1600 M-F (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1761 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Feb 22 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient; also confirmed UT Monday Feb 23 at 0401 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v. Next:
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Feb 23 at 0647, WTWW-2 is back on, rock music and Ted reverbing from the bottle-of-the-barrel, saying he can`t remember something about the music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1060, Feb 23 at 0658 UT, bigsig, very good dominating from NW/SE with CRS = Catholic Relief Service rice-bowl ad, 0659 UT ``pro-life update``, dead air just before 0700 UT during a space reserved for local ID which was NOT transmitted, then into EWTN Radio, `Women of Grace, Live` except it isn`t, so please don`t call. 
This is obviously KRCN Longmont CO, which as we reported, recently flipped from Bloomberg BIZ to Catholic EWTN, and was widely reported earlier this evening across the country as surely on non-direxional day power 50 kW instead of 111 watts night. Only by nulling it can I bring up the off-frequency LAHs from KIJN, another cheater, and the new XERDO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1290, Feb 23 at 0706 UT, ``on the mighty 12-90, Koil``. Not often heard here; 5 kW day and night, but night pattern has minor lobe to SSW, major lobe to NNE, while day pattern is ND (the day contour circle in the NRC Pattern Book should be dotted). IIRC, KOIL, Omaha NE was once a major rocker, but now listed as news/talk. 
KOIL was on 1180 from 8/24/1993 to 4/22/2003 and again from 01/01/2009 to 06/04/2012 when 1180 became KZOT, per FCC call sign history (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1560, Feb 23 at 0702 UT, I`m checking 1560 for DX, tho the absence of NYC makes absolutely no difference here in deep North America, since even when on, the WQEW/ex-WQXR blasted most of its 50 kW signal over New England, the Maritimes and Olde England, never heard here. The hiatus is until Family Radio remakes it into a total nonentity, WFME, after having given up their old FM station in market.
But I do get something odd on 1560, ESPN Radio, `Sports Center All-Night`, looping ENE/WSW, so it can`t be Houston, and besides, that`s not ESPN, is it? NRC AM Log 2014-2015 shows several sports stations on upstart networks, but the only ESPN was WSLA, 500-watt daytimer in Slidell LA. No fit. 
So I Google on ESPN 1560 and soon find a nearby candidate, WMBH in Joplin MO! Yes, a legacy W-call in the West, belonging to a rather insignificant station, and originally on 1450 until a local station/format swap. It`s only 192 miles/310 km away, city-to-city.
NRC AM Log 2014-2015 had WMBH as urban contemporary format, ``The Beat``, 250/9 watts. Altho the signal soon fades into QRM, I strongly suspect more than 9 watts. If it had stayed on 1450, it could be running 1000 watts at night, but with slightly more QRM. 
Confirming WMBH is now ESPN, see these:
https://www.facebook.com/joplinsportsedge
http://www.koamtv.com/story/28133562/wmbh-1560-espn-radio-to-be-flagship-station-for-joplin-blasters
http://espn.go.com/espnradio/affiliate
and click on the map dot over Joplin if you can find it 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 15470, Feb 23 at 1531, YL with S Asian accent in English quoting and commenting on Psalms, fair signal. Aoki shows it`s VR via IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES, ergo violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Feb 23 at 1259-1302, JBA carrier from the NW, surely 500 kW NHK2, JOUB, Akita, a prime pilot for trans-Pacific propagation. No full bandscan, but nothing on 828, 747, 702 or 1566 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 9395, Monday Feb 23 at 1508 during Global 24`s `Sounds from the Global Village`, good world music show, interruption for 2-way calls twice in American accent, mentioning Coast Guard! Nothing more of that past 1530. If SSB, it must have been zero-beat to the WRMI carrier, as it sounded just right and no het. I wonder if 9395 is on any roster as a USCG frequency. How about it, NTIA? Of did what I heard somehow get mixed into the G24/WRMI transmission itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1826 UT February 23

** CUBA. 11845, Feb 22 at 1428, Cuban pulse jamming is audible here as the frequency is otherwise unoccupied --- despite R. Martí having abandoned it a few years ago. Way to go, DentroCuban Jamming Command! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9380, Feb 22 at 1359, AIR Aligarh site has resumed transmitting dead air instead of National Channel, fair signal with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ITALY [non]. 15190, Feb 22 at 1516, talk in English about ``animal cannibalism``, how humans ``eat the flesh of animal brothers & sisters``. Fair signal with deep fading during which a lite long-path echo is perceptible. This is the Sunday-only broadcast of IRRS at 1500-1530, which HFCC continues to pretend has MILano as transmitter site while we know it`s really Romania, Galbeni as per Aoki, with Radio Santec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11580, Feb 22 at 1432, Brother Scare via WRMI, and QRM now is not CNR1 jamming against SOH as recently monitored, but just some digital noises, notably a series of descending tones, like a falling bomb or firework. No such problem on much stronger // 11825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 11840, Feb 22 at 1428-1430+, good signal with M&W conversation in rapid Russian, about Ukraine, Marksism. Nothing in Aoki, but latest HFCC shows since Feb 20 at 14-15, 11840 is IBB Russian via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, 250 kW, 349 degrees to CIRAF 30-33. I cannot find a previous frequency in Aoki or HFCC with same parameters which this would have replaced; no doubt R. Liberty (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1761 monitoring: confirmed on KVOH 9975, UT Sunday Feb 22 at 0231. Saturday night transmission has now been extended an hour from *0130 UT Sun and sked now updated to show:
`Shore Up Soccer` with Josh Ault --- web link is incorrect, as ```/shoreupsports`` but it`s really
https://www.facebook.com/shoreupsoccer
``The Nations First Faith Based Soccer Show``!
WOR is now carried on WA0RCR, 1860-AM kHz, Wentzville MO, nominally 0415v UT Sundays. Monitoring Feb 22: at 0407, Houston AMSAT is wrapping up with SSTV(?) tones; 0408 WA0RCR ID, ARRL Audio News next, dated Fri Feb 20; 0409 pause for ID by Dave Marthouse (remember him from DX show Spectrum?); WOR does not start until 0424, opening upcut/truncated, and it turns out to be last week`s #1760 instead of latest 1761; ends at 0452:15, ID, into RAIN report. Next:
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9395, Feb 22 at 1358, Global 24 via WRMI is still lacking R. Cairo, yet still on the G24 program schedule for Sundays 1300-1430. Instead I am hearing ``Favorite Son``, by CCR, which I think is part of their limited fill-music repertoire. 1400, `Global 24 News` by Jeff D., bringing up Priscilla (stringer?) in Washington DC, about SCOTUS considering same-sex marriage. Stops at 1401 already for `1812 Overture` fill, but they don`t always play it all the way thru, and yes, by 1408 recheck it`s the evergreen Dame Vera Lynn interview yet again from the European News Network, which lasts until 1421 commercials. During this period, 9395 signal is weaker than both adjacents it`s squeezed between: 9390 R. Thailand news in English, and 9400 V. of Kurdistan music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9930, Feb 22 at 1425, rock & roll tune, way atop T8WH, so Ted has chosen the only day of the week to fire a WTWW-2 frequency back up, when it will collide with PALAU after 1400, on Sundays until 1500. 9475 WTWW is also on (and 5830 before 1400), so two transmitters are funxional at the moment; yet only 5830 was active early UT Sunday, no 5085 which would have transmitted Ted`s music show if possible. We suspected the real #2 transmitter had been taken over for use on the #1 frequencies. 
At 1707 Feb 22 recheck, 9930 is still on with rock music, and notably stronger than 9475, evidently at reduced power, whatever the transmitter. Meanwhile, #3 had not been heard lately in the afternoons on 12105, so that unit is either down, or substituting for one of the others which is down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1550, Sun Feb 22 at 1350 UT, dominant signal on FRG-7 with E/W longwire is non-commercial-sounding interview about a campus United Way drive, on `Weekend Edition` --- could it be 50 kW daytimer KUAZ Tucson AZ already? with a local segment cutaway from NPR Weekend Edition Sunday? No! Finally at 1353 UT a local reference to Cape Girardeau, so it`s KAPE in MO, on 5 kW day pattern skewed toward the west. BTW, Radio-locator shows address is way over in Mt Vernon IL: Withers corp HQ may be there, but is it also programmed remotely from there?? Transmitter site anyway is definitely near C.G. in MO. Meanwhile, no sign of KLFJ Springfield MO halfway between us which should also be on 5 kW ND day pattern, the Branson station on 1550 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 104.9 FM via webcasts, WCLV Cleveland, ``Sagebrush Bob`` announces on the Feb 21 edition that `Weekend Radio` will start airing the 12 episodes of `Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy` on Saturday March 21. Probably during the second halves of the one-hour show, which will be on WCLV at 02-03 UT Sundays once DST is running; and on many other stations including KUCO 90.1 OK, one hour later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9338 approx., Feb 22 at 1358, heavy noise centered approx. here, jamming? Nothing in Aoki on 9335 or 9340 at any hour, but HFCC has a registration for PBC, Islamabad, Pakistan at 1330-1530 on 9335 in Urdu and English, 250 kW, 282 degrees. Possibly instead of wooden, that transmitter is on and malfunxioning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1723 UT February 22

Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauwer@yahoo.com
radioescutas@yahoogrupos.com.br
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