** CHINA. 13920, March 22 at 1349, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
14920, March 22 at 1351, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter
15265, March 22 at 1352, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter, not synch, but same Sunday-evening cultural show featuring traditional a cappella singing and Chinese announcements. None in the 17s, 16s, 12s, but also on usual 11655 & 11640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1170, March 22 at 1255 UT, YL gospel huxter speaks good Spanish, but still with an American accent, goes thru hourtop, seems wrapping up at 1302 UT with hymn ``Nada es imposible``, address as PO Box 2693 in McAllen TX. Until this thought it might be KJJD in Colorado, but RGV station XERT Reynosa is still propagating (and others on 840, 890). With KFAQ Tulsa almost nulled, SAH of 116/minute = almost 2 Hz. Today`s Enid sunrise: 1232; Reynosa: 1235 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, March 22 at 1200, JBA carrier in Cuba splash, no doubt SIBC since it autocuts off at 1200:23.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Global 24 has now posted their schedule via WRMI for March 22 into UT Monday March 23 (no 9525 Bulgaria broadcast today):
March 22, 2015
Sunday 2200 UTC on 11825 kHz – Jazz from the Left
Sunday 2300 UTC on 11825 kHz – Jazz from the Left
Sunday 2300 UTC on 5850 kHz – World News & Explorations
March 23, 2015
Monday 0000 UTC on 11825 kHz – Jazz from the Left
Monday 0100 UTC on 11825 kHz – Classics and Beyond – Classical Music
See more at:
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505.3, March 22 at 1206, VG signal with gospel music, so WRNO is on at this odd hour; maybe was all-night? I may not have checked this range around 0600. Still on at 1347 with gospel huxter past 1400 and weakening, no ID. 7505 has always been registered with HFCC and FCC for much longer hours than they ever used it, currently 22-16 UT, but until now self-restricted to prime time only, 01v-04 UT. Remains to be heard whether an anomaly, a Sunday-only thing or ??? Still going at 1552 check. Also has an imaginary daytime frequency 15590 at 16-22, both inherited from KTBN. Wonder if that will ever appear? Not today: at 1619, 7505.3 is still on but unmodulated carrier. At this hour it must still be full power, not just exciter, as often detectable overnight.
Incomplete program schedule still limited to evenings only:
fails to mention newscasts at odd times cribbed from Deutsche Welle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 980, March 22 at 1308 UT, YL sports talk from ENE/WSW, and a word or two behind stronger // 1010. Per KAZ tip, it`s KICA Clovis NM, reactivated and now a satellite of KTNZ Amarillo with ESPN. KICA is 1400/172 watts U1. Constant QRM from 2 or 3 other stations in other direxions, but several minutes later at 1330 UT kept getting the delayed // with 1010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1060, March 22 at 0557 UT, EWTN programming in English, loops NW/SE, no doubt KRCN Longmont CO, and also noticed a few hours earlier around 0140, so on 50 kW day power again instead of 111 watts night. Plenty of QRM, notably off-frequency KIJN and XERDO, but holds its own unless nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1090, March 22 at 0615 UT, Fox Sports Radio promoting some app for radio on phone, 0617 UT promo jobs at FSR by phoning 972-977-2239 (Dallas overlay), another app, promo Fox Sports One [TV]. Loops E/W, no doubt KVOP Plainview TX again, which http://plainviewradio.com/1090.php shows does carry FSR at 6 pm-midnight weekdays, but Texas Overnight after midnight. BUT no schedule at all on site for weekends! Who cares? Maybe they plug into FSR and forget it till Monday morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1110, March 22 at 1312 UT, song called ``Woman``, ID as ``Your classic rock station, Eagle 100.5`` during its ``multi-platinum weekend``; 1316 UT outro as ``Dirty White Boy``. Adstring including something on NBC(TV) Saturday night April 11; Ashley (?) Furniture Home Store offering ``free`` HDTVs with large furniture purchases; 1321 UT another slogan ID as above, never any mention of 1110. 1327 UT losing out to Spanish, probably XEWR Juárez. Both looping ENE/WSW.
Prime suspect is the Humble City NM (Hobbs market) station in NRC AM Log, 5 kW daytimer KYKK, listed as Talk/Sport format with a translator tail on 100.5, K263AZ wagging the dog of 1110. Wikipedia informs that it has now morphed into KEJL, with same translator and branding as Eagle 100.5; same company has KYKK now on 95.7 with classic rock. FCC AM Query for Facility 48593 shows 1110 changed from KYKK to KPER on Aug 21, 2014, and again from KPER to KEJL on Sept 1. I had previously logged 1110 when it was still KYKK, March 5, 2014 at 1345 UT as in DXLD 14-10. Humble March sunrise is 1300 UT; April 1230 UT.
Alternative searching on ``Eagle 100.5`` goes right to Jonesboro AR, but the nearest AR station on 1110 is in Clinton, a bit too far away. BTW, NRC Log has yet another ``Eagle`` on 1110, WSLM Salem NH but it goes with a 102.9 translator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1180, March 22 at 1240 UT, one clue in the CCI, mention of ``105-5``, loops E/W, definitely not N/S as in Omaha. A very good clue leading to the very first entry in the NRC AM Log for 1180, WUMY, Turrell AR (Memphis TN market), 5000/26 watts U7 // W288BJ on 105.5, slogans as ``Y-105.5`` and ``Big Country``. No other 105.5 matches on 1180. You`d think with a COL in AR, it would get a K-call, and Radio-locator shows the site is barely in AR west of the River. Official sunrise in March is 1215 UT; April, 1130 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7850, March 22 at 1209, CHU has CCI underneath from 2-way, probably SSB and language unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1648 UT March 22
** ANGUILLA [non]. 6090, March 22 at 0126, CBB is still AWOL, uncovering weak signal presumably Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, March 21 at 0529, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are still here but weak, maybe having been reduced but not eliminated. Likewise at 0142 check March 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 670, March 22 at 0111, R. Rebelde is dominant, and nulling it, just no WSCR at all with auroral conditions continuing another night. At 0135 I survey: the following `clears` from northerly US stations are inaudible or maybe a trace:
670 WSCR, 700 WLW, 720 WGN, 780 WBBM, 830 WCCO, 890 WLS.
The following are still audible, mostly from slightly lower latitudes: 650 WSM, 750 WSB, 840 WHAS, 850 KOA, 1110 KFAB, 1120 KMOX.
On 680 I strained to hear any Progreso // 4765 or Rebelde // 5025 but nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12035, March 22 at 0143, R. Cairo VG signal, music suptorted
12080, March 22 at 0143, R. Cairo music // 12035, not distorted, but much weaker signal; normally these two Spanish are more similar levels
9965, March 22 at 0144, R. Cairo, fair signal with whine, Arabic? JBM
9860, March 22 at 0145, R. Cairo, poor and dead air or JBM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM [non]. 90.1, UT Sunday March 22 at 0330, KUCO Edmond/OKC playing `Hitchhiker`s Guide to the Galaxy`, episode 1 of 12. Great to hear this superb serial once again, tnx to Robert Conrad on `Weekend Radio` originating at WCLV Cleveland OH. I warned you before that this would be starting tonight, but if you missed it there are several more webcasting stations scheduling it on Sundays. See
but better confirm directly from station websites as info is constantly changing. The first half of this end`s `Weekend Radio` is other SF material (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17575, March 21 at 1706, VG Christian hymn and talk in Swahili, from AWR. Losing RWANDA, maybe will add more via here in A-15? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 660, March 21 at 0209 on caradio, dominant signal IDs in Spanish as ``ABC Radio``, plays Queen. Guess its format is classic rock in English; i.e. XEFZ, 10/1 kW in Monterrey NL. It`s still dominant on home radios, March 21 at 0541, ``ABC Radio 660 AM``, rock in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, March 22 at 0104, I have escaped to the porch to reduce the noisy computer QRM from inside: enough to hear two very poor carriers beating from BBC/UAE and R. Chaski, the latter no doubt the one also with some talk modulation. It cuts off at 0105:54.5* leaving a weaker single carrier from BBC. Previous timing 7 nights ago was 0105:13* on March 15, so that averages 5.9 seconds later per 24 hours, still moving the slippery autotimer right along at its usual rate of precession (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 22 I tune in for SLBC cut-on a bit early and am rewarded by a brief upstart of only a few seconds at 0112:25, off again. Back to stay from *0114:10.5, and it`s only fair, not the usual bigsig. 0114:46.5 standard musical prélude; 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:19, now back to its favorite imposition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9525, Sat March 21 at 2047, no signal from Global 24, when their new weekend schedule supposedly showed WORLD OF RADIO. I asked Jeff White about it and he says he knows nothing about this frequency. Original sked on G24 website did not specify sites, but now reveals 9525 is 100 kW due east from BULGARIA, not WRMI. So how was it in Europe and beyond?
Tnx to monitoring by Alan Gale in England who heard WOR`s last 5 minutes at 2125 on 9525, it`s now clear that the WOR time was not 2030, but 2100 Sat, i.e. third third of a sesquihour broadcast starting at 2000, following World News and Wavescan. I had assumed the news would merely be headlines like before in a one-hour transmission, rather than a full semihour of news to start a full sesquihour.
Jeff Demers of G24 forwards a report from Iwao Nagatani in Japan:
``March 21, 2015, Time of Reception (UTC): 2115-2132 Frequency: 9525
Program name and/or details: World of Radio. Reception tips of Mighty KBC on 7375 kHz, Radio Australia, accident of Voice of Nigeria, some US medium wave stations, etc.
Reception quality: SINPO 35333. Signal was fair and no interference.
Comments about our programming: This is the first time that I heard your radio broadcast. I hope you will broadcast East Asia. I would like to listen to your own program.``
WORLD OF RADIO 1765 monitoring: confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM near St Louis MO starting a few seconds before 0314 UT Sunday March 22, theme truncated. Next:
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
or podcast via RMRC, as linked via http://www.worldofradio.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Further monitoring of the revived Global 24 via WRMI: See revised sked at
It shows 11825 and 5850 are both on the 315 degree antenna, across central North America, meaning a VG signal here, much improved! UT Sun March 22 at 0109, `Travel with Rick Steves` is discussing railpasses in Germany.
Another Global 24 block is News at 0200-0230 UT Sunday on 9955, so I check the WRMI webcast for that at 0217 to find the RAIN Report, about ham radio, not world news; 0226 ads for Ears to Our World, and Rush Cables by the G24 announcer but no ID for Global 24; 0227 fill music, 0230 R. Eslovaquia Internacional YL with ID for WRMI before her own Spanish relay. G24 sked doesn`t yet show details for Sunday evening, but Jeff White says it will again be on from 22 until 02 UT Monday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, March 22 at 0141, BS on a very good signal, like 11825 WRMI which we know is northwest, but 11580 is normally northeast making it a poor second here. Wonder if some more antenna switcheroos have taken place; or just evening enhancement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, March 22 at 0146 via WRMI, TruNews gospel huxter as I tune by asserts that Moslems, homosexuals, thieves, among others, are Satanic. Sort of like hate speech, isn`t it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 760, March 22 at 0136 UT, gospel huxter. Surely not WJR in the subauroral zone as even Chicagoans are outblacked. That leaves nothing but KCCV Overland Park KS, BOTTly religious. Night power is supposedly only 200 watts, but day power 10 kW has a lobe right at us (which is quite marginal on groundwave, almost 300 miles) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 830, March 21 at 0550 UT, Spanish ID as ``830 AM, La que sorprende``, and loops SE, so presumably WFNO in Norco LA. Looking up its listing in NRC AM Log, I may have misheard the slogan shown there, ``La Caliente 830 AM``. Is 5000/750 U4. Used to be a nuisance for WCCO but mutually nullable from this angle. Now WCCO is gone with the aurora, and with WFNO nulled instead hear another SS, no doubt a Mexican. XEIK Piedras Negras is closest, but allegedly a 5 kW daytimer; biggest one is 25/5 kW, XEITE, R. Capital in the DF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1340, March 22 at 0119 UT, traditional beer/tear country song atop the jumble, such that I can get a pretty good bearing on it, NNW/SSE. 0120 UT overtaken by CBS Sports Radio with an 855 number.
The two are virtually the same DF, or opposites. I figure the CBS SR is KGHM in OKC, my nearest and daytime occupant, but I have never paid attention to which network it`s on, and NRC AM Log shows FSR and NBC. CBS Sports station finder which searches well once it loads, for 1340 unshows any Okie, and only one close to the proper DF: KRMD Shreveport/Bossier City LA.
Now how about the country music? Assuming it`s from an adjacent or second adjacent state, in the NRC AM Log, the only such Texan is KAND in Corsicana, ``Real Country``. Second choice, but certainly less likely considering the auroral conditions, is from the NNW, KSID in Sidney, Nebraska. KRMD and KAND are neighbors on the 1340 map, nothing between them, and also the closest ones beyond OKC (Hugo being silent). All this of course is not enough for a definite ID of either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4956-USB, March 22 at 0132, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, poor. I prefer broadcasters! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4989-USB, March 22 at 0128, some SSB catches my attention: weak 2-way contact by American accents. First suspicion of a MARS-like net soon goes down as I notice no such protocols and an f-word floats by; nothing more past 0131, but a het from 4990 --- Suriname? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0446 UT March 22
** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 20 at 1322 check, CBB is still missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Regarding my March 19 log of 5050, Ron Howard replies: ``Glenn - Cannot say I have noticed them off frequency as such, but perhaps was so slight I just didn't notice it? March 19, Chinese / English segment at 1320 with topic of China building "a nation of avid readers"; March 18 topic - China's "Four Comprehensives." 1300-1400 is in Chinese, not Vietnamese. Think Aoki's database is a little outdated for BBR. The ID at top of hour is "Guangxi Beibu Bay Radio," whereas at 1320 it is given as just "Beibu Bay Radio." Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 680, March 20 at 0420, I decide to try to hear a R. Rebelde here next to main frequency 670. I think I do have a very weak // to it and/or 5025, but uplooked later, WRTH shows no Cuban on 680. Rebelde website http://www.radiorebelde.cu is no help with no frequency list, and even searching on 670, let alone 680, goes nowhere.
Terry Krueger however linx to this listing
but it`s woefully incomplete, doesn`t show very many frequencies.
Terry`s own historical roster by frequency,
shows there used to be three Radio Progresos on 680, and in 2001-2007y one R. Rebelde on 680 in Ciego de Ávila.
Mauricio Molano`s article from 2011y lists nothing on 680:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 890, March 20 at 0427, once I have nulled KVOZ in the RGV, nothing from aurorally-blocked WLS, but instead R. Progreso mentioning radioprogreso.cu and onda corta 4765 (which would have signed off at 0400, but unchecked tonight); nothing much on 900 from further Progreso outlet as often audible. 890 is Chambas, Ciego de Ávila (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 4895, March 20 at 1255 after sunrise here, fairly good carrier, at first seeming open, then just-barely-modulated with S Asian? music at 1257 past 1300, no timesignal, 1301 announcement. Presumed AIR Kurseong, 50 kW, rather than Mongolia 10 kW. Was one of the better signal levels on 60m, outshining 4835 Australia, but nowhere near the leading level of 4940- Fuzhou, China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 650, March 20 at 0445, Spanish is totally dominant, maybe a trace of WSM if I null it. Auroral conditions are still blocking many but not all of the USA big`uns. But even with aurora it`s tough to pull anything here beyond Mexico or Cuba. Loops NE/SW so suspect usual XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Información segment is historical about Topolobampo (right near Los Mochis) and Don Miguel Ángel Carillo, interviewing YL on phone for a few minutes; 0449 timecheck for ``11 para las 10``, i.e. UT -7, and ``sigue con nosotros, Guardián de la Noche`` (program title?) 0450 PSA for Tribunal Estatal Electoral, de Sinaloa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 680, March 20 at 0421, Spanish from NE/SW with ad for Pancho el mecánico; ``arriba Sinaloa --- la radio que nunca`` slogan, maybe a word missing there, 0422 into polca with thumping tuba in the lead. Surely no other state would promote Sinaloa, so this is XEORO, la Mera Jefe in Guasave, 1000/500 watts per IRCA. Then I null it and try for Cuba, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 740-, March 20 at 0423, overcoming KRMG, easily nulled, with that awful lo audible heterodyne, YLs conversing on phone in Spanish; already IDed as from XEQN in Torreón, Coahuila (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST
** MEXICO. 760, March 20 at 0451, seldom-heard ``Guadalajara`` song looping slightly clockwise from N/S, dominant with a JBA trace of WJR if I null it. There is a tapatía station on 760, XEZZ with 5/1 kW, R. Gallito, but as expected this is really from the DF, since followed at 0454 by ID as ABC Radio, 70/10 kW XEABC really in the adjacent EdoMex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 780-, March 20 at 0455, Spanish talk, then music dominating, making that awful lo audible heterodyne ruining WBBM reception at night, even tho WBBM is now JBA if I null it. Also would beat against any other USA 780s such as Colorado (and Stillwater if on). The het here is of a slightly higher pitch than the one against 740 KRMG. It was tracked to XEWGR in this report from last year:
``779.93, XEWGR, Monclova, Coah., AUG 28, 1226 - Noted with talk by man announcer, occasional ads, CDT time checks; no ID heard. Fair at best and fading by 1300. Logged on this frequency a few times in 2009-2010, but last logged on exactly 780 in 2012. Semi-local 780 KCEG was off the air but are back on now (John Wilkins, Wheat Ridge CO; Drake R8, 4-foot box loop, NRC IDXD 5 Sept via DXLD)``
IRCA listed slogan is Exa FM, but there`s another 780 one in Celaya, Guanajuato (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 900, March 20 at 0430, string of PSAs: Encuentro Social; Instituto Electoral del Estado de Chihuahua, Tránsito trans-fronterizo from SCT; so it`s XEDT in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. Separable from `W Radio` further east, i.e. XEW in the DF, no stronger despite 167 times the listed night power, tho almost twice as far (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1010, March 20 at 0414, romantic music in Spanish from SSW; 0416 ``Tu Recuerdo, 106.7``, phone numbers, promo for Radiorama publicidad, Que Buena, mentions serving La Laguna y el país; noticiero Radiorama promo, which is at 1 a 2 de la tarde en 106.7 y 101.1; 0418 ``Tu Recuerdo, siempre contigo, 106.7``. BTW, this is also on MW! via XEVK in Torreón, Coahuila, transmitter in adjacent Durango. Laguna refers to local landmark of an ex-lake dried up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1040, March 20 at 0433, ``Estéreo Sensación, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, una señal Radiorama``, noticias about World Water Day; i.e. XEHES, 5000/250 watts, dominant with no WHO audible. Recheck at 0500, now WHO is back way on top. WWV says from 03 to 06 UT the K-index declined from 5 to 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1050, March 20 at 0548, I notice that XEG Monterrey runs political ads for El Partido Humanista, and then for El Partido Verde! Imagine such a diversity North of the border (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1060, March 20 at 0500, Mexican NA, LAH vs KIJN with Spanish praise music, presumed XERDO Reynosa, where it`s midnight already on the border. 0501 INE PSA, mentions Ciudad de México, 0502 another INE PSA, 0503 low-key introducing a bunch of songs with English titles, accompanied by the London Sifonietta. This is very much in the style of Radio Educación as heard on XEPPM 6185-, but that is NOT //!
XEEP must have replaced XERDO without notice, since it`s still an hour from midnight in the DF. First song is ``You Are My Love`` and sounds like Sinatra. Exhaustive XEEP playlist uplooked later
does show this for March 19:
``23:03:31 NAC-0176-Frank Sinatra. The Love Collection
13 You Are My Love
23 Fools Rush In
26 East Of The Sun``
So at this hour, anyway, SW is separate. 6185 currently stays on until 0600v*, but when DST finally arrives in April, will be 0500v* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1100, March 20 at 0401 I start a one-hour exclusively MW session by trying for an ID following the unID 22 hours earlier. Lots of QRM, but without much WTAM, full ID by YL mentions Zacatecas twice, so now I will conclude it`s XETGO in Tlaltenango, 30000/400 watts per IRCA, Radio Cañón. I later find a reply from Neil Kazaross, IL about this:
``(KAZ) XETGO is the one on 1100 making it this season to places to your northwest [sic]. Sometimes there will be a Radio Cañón ID, but more common are 90.1 mentions. Your bearing seems good for it. They've made XENAS more rare than they used to be with WTAM phased down`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. 1170, March 20 at 0411, KFAQ Tulsa is getting Spanish CCI, SAH of 127/minute, 2.12 Hz, presumably usual XERT Reynosa, Tamaulipas, the closest and the rightest angle in KFAQ null. However, a week ago at SRS the SAH between them was calculated as 80/minute = 1.333 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1310, March 20 at 0407, YL song in Spanish, NNE/SSW, ``13-10, la frecuencia de la mujer de hoy, Mujer 13-10`` ID by OM, another upbeat YL song. IRCA shows it`s XEVB, 5 kW in Monterrey NL. Cantú adds a night power of 250 watts, both with entire station name the single word ``Mujer``. WRTH puts this all together.
At 0557 I happen to retune to 1310 and find the Mexican choral NA playing, stops at 0559* and nothing further heard, apparently closedown rather than a quick fadeout. May or may not be same station; IRCA shows XEVB as 24 hours, and of the 13 stations on 1310, the only one scheduled until 0600 is Mia, XEHY in Villa Corregidora, Querétaro.
So what exactly does a station branded as ``woman`` do? Play only female singers? Is it only OF women, or FOR women? Covertly or overtly Lesbian? What about men who like women? Or women who like men? I`m afraid the whole concept must be very sexist. Even in a country like México, it`s hard to imagine a station named ``Hombre``.
There are however a few more Mujeres, searching the entire Cantú listings: 1040 Guadalajara XEBBB; 1290 XENX Mazatlan +104.3 FM; 1340 XEOS Obregón + 105.7 FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1170, March 20 at 0403 UT, KFAQ Tulsa is all messed up: during a newscast, double audio at same level, playing at least one complete commercial for something at 51st & Harvard, obviously local and not QRM from another station. Add this to the transmitter problems I have recently logged again; serves them right, couldn`t happen to a nicer station purveying far right extremism from Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Michael Savage (and the rest of them are on KRMG), plus IBOC noise day and night (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, March 20 at 0608, open carrier/dead air for at least a minute looping E/W, obviously KGYN Guymon (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, March 20 at 0440 UT, I notice that local KZLS is playing country music rather than far-right talk, soon ID as ``Hank FM``, i.e. its sibling station which was originally KZLS in Mustang OK, on 99.7, now hank spelt backwards, KNAH. I can still get the latter altho with ACI from our new LPFM on 99.9, but it`s NOT // 1640 --- totally different music playing, not merely unsynchronized. So 1640 is still not all-talk, as misleading x-band listings such as in NZ DX Times continue to assert, ignoring my observations from the scene (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Global 24 has published a new schedule of various transmissions on WRMI frequencies other than 9395, starting March 19 at 2300-2400 with `Democracy Now` on 5850, confirmed here at good level; also to be on Friday, so presumably Monday-Friday from now on.
Here`s the full schedule, several other programs revived:
An online survey they took March 19 found WOR with the highest numbers: ``World of Radio (Radio) - 57% of all listeners tuned in regularly``. So the new sked includes WORLD OF RADIO, Saturdays at 2030 on 9525. Let`s hope it does better than 9395 used to in the daytime here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 890, March 20 at 0427 UT, Spanish music, probably praise, dominant instead of WLS, nevertheless English non-ID as ``You are listening to the Christian Radio Network``, i.e. KVOZ in Del Mar Hills TX, i.e. Laredo market. So I see if I can make a // on sibling station:
1210, March 20 at 0427 UT, nulling KGYN with a silly ballgame as much as possible, can barely make music // 890, i.e. KUBR San Juan TX, i.e. McAllen market in the RGV. By 0435 UT recheck, KUBR`s peppy music overcomes KGYN, now stronger than 890 and not synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1240+, March 20 at 0410 UT I am still detecting a low audio het from some off-frequency graveyarder, looping WNW/ESE, a prime suspect being KCRT Trinidad CO. First noticed this in early January, and no one has replied to my inquiries. At this time 1240 caught my attention since some station had momentarily peaked covering some sillyballgame in English, maybe only Wichita (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1910 UT March 20
** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 19 at 1305, CBB still AWOL also from day frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 5050-, March 19 at 1251, slightly on the low side, very poor signal with flutter, music and sounds like Chinese. Presumably Beibu Bay Radio, Nanning, which Aoki says is in Vietnamese at this hour.
However, it was recently reported by Ron Howard thusly: ``5050, Guangxi Beibu Bay Radio, 1320, March 8. ID in English; believe I now have it correctly - "Are you ready? Hi everyone. This is Beibu Bay Radio, the Voice of Guangxi, China"; English/Chinese segment about edible chocolate-lined coffee cups``. I don`t find any recent reports from Ron or others with a precise off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 16160, March 19 at 1347, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter.
14920, March 19 at 1351, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter. No others found in the 12s, 13s, 15s or 17s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, March 19 at 1349, RHC with live(?) speech about Los 5, unseems Raúl, but heavy applause, worsening the splatter out to 15 kHz above and below. Also some other crosstalk audio underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 3325-, March 19 at 1235, very poor signal, slightly on the low side compared to 2325 Australia; and weaker than the North Koreans on 3320 & 3250. Presumed RRI Palangkaraya, active today. Ron Howard says on March 17 it was on 3324.886, carrier only. Atsunori Ishida says it was active March 18 until 1700* and also heard today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 4870-, March 19 at 1238 (one minute after sunrise here), very poor signal sounds Indonesian intonation, must be RRI Wamena on usual offset frequency. At 1241 switches to English! clearly enunciated, but only a word here and there recognizable, mostly W & M dialog. 1247 song break, 1250 back to English talk. As Ron Howard has often reported, this is the regular Thursday `Kang Guru` (Aussie) English lesson. In fact he also heard it today, better upon Asilomar State Beach, California:
``4869.89, RRI Wamena with "Kang Guru Indonesia" starting at 1230, March 19, with program no. 8904; fairly readable; the best I have heard them; info about February 2 - World Wetlands Day. Audio at https://app.box.com/s/vn5whlyc9gmlyashk37n8qlfh6cx0ap9 ``
and he transcribed a lot of it for the DXLD yg.
His clip is still tough copy: WRTH lists the power as 10 kW in the back, but no opinion under Indonesia; Aoki says only 300 watts. 60m with blessèd low local noise level here for a change was full of many other weak signals this morning corresponding to China, Tibet and India frequencies. But I could hear an occasional distant lightning crash while tuned to 4870- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, March 19 at 1333, Sea Breeze is very poor with sounders and YL in English as usual on Thursdays only from JSR Tokyo, JAPAN. We are about to lose access to it until fall, as they keep to various 6 MHz frequencies only and this far east, it`s already almost an hour after sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED. 1100, March 19 at 0607 UT, no WTAM OH as its northerly signal is still depressed by lingering auroral effects. Dominant is instead Spanish music looping SSW. At 0617 and once earlier between songs, a quick liner is inserted, but can`t understand the super-hype voice actor. Yet it`s beating with something at approx. 170/minute making SAH of 2.83 Hz (probably KDRY Álamo Heights TX).
There are 8 Mexicans on 1100, of which four are likely by looping toward central Mexico, and of those, three are on at night per IRCA Log. More recent Cantú lists only six on 1100, as AM stations are dropping like flies onto FM, but still the four like IRCA, i.e. in Guanajuato, Guerrero, SLP and Zacatecas. Per Cantú, Guerrero is a daytimer, narrowing it down to three, if we can rely on that. No USA SS on 1100 around here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, March 19 at 0639 UT, ``Today`s Country for Perryton, 12-10 KGYN``. As usual, much more signal at night than there should be, if Guymon is really protecting Philadelphia. Perryton is a smaller town across the line in the NE TX Panhandle. Last time I was there it stank from hog farming, nixed a motel stay. I also used to have a cousin of some sort in Perryton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12350-USB, March 19 at 1308, long informal broadcast about Caribbean weather, mostly wind speed forecasts in knots, and seas (in feet?) along coasts of Honduras, Belize, Panamá, southern Cuba, etc. Very poor signal with complete fadeouts, but readable on peaks. 1316 ID as ``Marine Weather Center, Whiskey Charlie Yankee`` and standing by for responses or relays. Then takes some specific questions from sailors advising best times to take certain voyages, e.g. Frances Ray (sp? boat name?) around Roatán. Co-channel answers but mostly inaudible. 1328 informal ID as ``Bel Ami`` (not Bellamy), improved to completely readable. WCY location is Lakeland FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1764 monitoring: confirmed Wed March 18 at 2100 on WBCQ stream, which would be the final SW broadcast on 7490v but is only a JBA carrier here: daytime absorption plus lingering geomag storm degrading what little propagation there might be.
WORLD OF RADIO 1765 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast UT Thu March 19 at 0330 on WRMI 9955: very good signal! Much better than usual. Bands are quite quiet tonight, maybe aftereffect of storm. Also confirmed Thu March 19 at 1230 on 9955: sufficient, no jamming heard at either time. Next:
Fri 2130 on WRMI 15770 & 7570
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sat 1930v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO
Sun 0315v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
While the www.w4uvh.net site is down, the .mp3 of WOR 1765 may now be downloaded from:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1090, March 19 at 0605 UT I have tuned in slightly earlier than 24 hours ago to the weak station audible here in the absence of KAAY: PSA for an event sponsored by the Edmonson Fire Department! -- Edmonson is a small suburb just northwest of Plainview TX, which is roughly halfway between Amarillo and Lubbock. Then the weather forecast is sponsored by West Texas Farm Credit, on ``The Mighty 10-90``. So absolutely positive it`s KVOP Plainview.
At 0624 UT I`m back on 1090 to compare programming of `Texas Overnight` to adjacent originator, 1080 KRLD. They are `way out of synch, with KVOP about 21 seconds *ahead* of KRLD which must be imposing a significant delay upon itself for some reason. Ironic that KRLD QRMs its own affiliate with awful IBOC. I hear ESPN mentioned, but it`s not CCI from WBAL, rather current topic of discussion on TX show about what`s on Dish TV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1470, March 19 at 1225 UT, ``KDHN, Voice of the Great High Plains``, Texas weather. Perfect match for slogan as in the NRC AM Log, from Dimmitt TX, 500/149 watts U3 with a 500-watt PSRA (every month per FCC). March sunrise is 1300 UT (April: 1215 UT). Both day and night patterns have the major lobes west, but there it is.
Dimmitt is in the Panhandle, next town south of Hereford; not to be confused with Dimmit (one T) county, which is way down in S Texas around Carrizo Springs. Who was this Dimmit(t) to be so honored?
Well, the county was named for Philip Dimmit, who fought for TX independence, as in
While the town was named for early settler W. C. Dimmitt as in
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 690, March 19 at 0631 UT, amid the CCI I hear a station in Spanish mentioning Tejas and 5 mil watts. But those clues lead nowhere as neither Tejano is Spanish or 5 kW. Could KTSM El Paso or KPET Lamesa have flipped from English? Not KPET per its Facebook or http://kpet-radio.tumblr.com/ if up to date; nor KTSM per http://www.ktsmradio.com/main.html still dedicated to propagating far-right extremism in English -- Nor does any 690 Mexican find itself upon the TX border, closest being Monterrey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 702, March 19 at 1219 UT, well before sunrise, JBA carrier the only sign of TP, looping west, so likely reliable 2BL Sydney NSW again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 16413.5-USB, March 19 at 1338, 2-way in colloquial Spanish with severe engine noise almost drowning out the speaker. The noise varies in pitch as if engine is constantly revving up and down --- more like a maneœvring speedboat than propeller aircraft. Plenty to keep the vox on during pauses except when he deliberately cuts it off to hear his co-channel contact; at 1341 that`s weak but clear of background noise. ``Kilos`` mentioned at one point, keyword for drug smuggling if not poacher fishing haul. Contact still going on past 1400. An old Klingenfuss 2002y book shows frequency would lie between duplex ship to shore channels 1618 on 16411 and 1619 on 16414. So is not legit? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1817 UT March 19
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org