** ANGUILLA [non]. 11775, April 20 at 2050, CBB is still off, but nothing else is heard here, not WHRI which Ivo had reported to be on 11775 at 20-22 as well as after 22. Same transmitter, I think, is weakly heard on 11670 instead where it blox All India Radio, poor with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 15340, April 20 at 1256, RBA IS and ID prior to S Asian service, but equally mixed with Chinese CCI. Fortunately it`s just an overlap, as from 1300, RBA is in the clear, fair signal. Mostly S Asian songs first quarter-hour, 1314 announcing P O Box addresses in both India and Pakistan. Per Aoki, Tuesdays only it`s Nepali for a half hour at 1300-1330; some other days only until 1315 or other regional languages. So why would Nepalis ripe for conversion have to write to India or Pakistan? Also per Aoki, the only excuse for CNR1 to be on 15340 is to jam a 100-watt Sound of Hope transmitter on Taiwan which could be on until 1630 but fortunately must get off in time for RBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) But see also CUBA
** CUBA. 15730, April 21 at 1343 UT, NO signal from RHC`s new frequency, altho 15700 CRI relay carrier is already on strong.
15340, at 1357 I find RHC here atop Reach Beyond Australia! 15340 is an old RHC frequency but not on latest schedule; it`s // 15370 and sounds a bit stronger than that, which is plenty. Recheck at 1415, now 15340 is clear again for RBA, so maybe a mistake by RadioCuba; ensuing, however, no resumption of 15730 past 1430 chex altho sked until 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 15735, April 21 at 1343, open carrier, fair with flutter, i.e. Tashkent transmitter on way early; 1400 comes to life with timesignal 4 or 5 seconds late (wasn`t eyeing my watch), and sign-on NHK World Radio Japan, English relay via UZBEKISTAN. Only poor with flutter, but lux out today with no ACI from new 15730 Cuba, q.v., due to confusion in Habana putting it on 15340 instead. // 11705 Palau for Japan in English at 14 is much better here, unchecked today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, April 21 at 1354, KBS World Radio has finally attained a decent listenable signal level as we are getting closer to summer. Good and not much flutter; meanwhile US signals are JBA or absent on the band. Discussing how Korean pop singers had their songs banned in the `70s for all kinds of dictatorial objexions to the subjects or lyrix which might seem innocent-sounding. 1358 outro as ``Korea Panorama 70 Years`.
The 13-14 UT so-called ``North American`` service stays on 15575 yearound, even tho it is totally unsuitable and barely propagable, if at all, for half the year. Now maybe we will be able to hear the 3 minutes of DX news / ``listening tips`` from Kevin O`Donovan in Farmington NM, alternating with others still? Saturdays circa 1350 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 710-, April 21 at 0620 UT, no modulation but LAH is audible from NE/SW, presumed usual variant XEDP Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, which someone measured on 709.865 as of last August (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 730, April 20 at 0619 UT, surprised to hear the NA playing, orchestral version, looping westward, a bit late after local midnight if from the UT-6 zone. 730 is normally dominated by XEHB, 50/1 kW, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, so I am even more surprised to hear an ID following for XHSOS FM 97.3 y XESOS AM 730, 25 kW (which is the FM power, AM listed as 2000/300 watts!, 24h), ``La Ranchera de Agua Prieta``, and into such music. No sign of XEHB, off now? XESOS is stronger than 100/100 kW XEX from the south. Agua Prieta, Sonora, is the border town across from Douglas in the SE corner of AZ, so in UT -7 zone, playing anthem at 11:18 pm local. On a Sunday night, maybe skewed by `La Hora Nacional`, which might have aired at 10 pm local, after which some stations patriotically play the NA rather than (or in addition to?) at midnite.
730, April 21 at 0621 UT, rechecking 24+ hours later, no NA, but ``La Ranchera`` ID with a ``siete`` in a frequency, loops west, and again no sign of XEHB, Ke Buena. Its nominal hours in the IRCA Log are only 13-01 UT, but seems I have heard it later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185-, April 20 at 0556, open carrier, no doubt XEPPM which would have stopped modulating circa 0500, and sometimes leaves its carrier on for at least an hour. Slightly on the lo side as usual, at least compared to 3185 WWRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5850, Monday April 20 at 2357, I tune in WRMI just in time to confirm that Global 24 is still on here with an hour of `Democracy Now` which is wrapping up. G24 outro, commercial, cut off in time to join Slovakia relay at hourtop.
Noting some details, I compare it to audio of today`s show on the D.N. website, http://democracynow.org and there is NO match. Amy said something about PBS` Frontline being on tonight, which would mean originally broadcast on a Tuesday --- but I don`t find a match either with the last three Tuesday DNs from her audio archive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 780, April 20 at 0622 UT, WBBM Chicago IL, but two reporters in a row sign off as ``Newsradio on 105.9 FM``, no mention of AM. Is this now standard on WBBM, further dooming its negligible AM side which only happens to cover half the nation? The off-frequency Mexican het doesn`t help until I null it, and then there`s Colorado music CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15649.5-SSB, April 21 at 1420, 2-way intruder, very poor and intermittent; at first concluded it`s non-Spanish until I heard a ``puta`` and a ``cambio`` in extremely colloquial accent, also whistling by totally unprofessional miker. At least no Greece or anything else on 15650 to be bothered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1624 UT April 21
** ANGUILLA. 6090, April 20 at 0103, still no signal from CBB; has DGS finally given up the ghost? Not on WWCR. Need to check 11775 weekdays in the 20-22 UT period when Ivo Ivanov says WHRI is now on that frequency before 22 as well as afterward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11815 & 11745, April 19 at 2334, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are already audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 28475-USB, April 19 at 2240, I`m checking 10m, since the 6m DX map is showing Es over Mexico/USA, MUF 113 MHz (but no DX on FM here), F2 and/or TEP to South America up to 50.1 MHz where a Chilean station is working North Americans. I have no 6m receiver, but 10m is certainly open, only a few weaker signals I don`t pursue besides this best one: PY5DD, calling CQ 10 and seemingly in a hurry but no mention of a contest. Always gives his own call clearly fonetikally, but it`s hard for him to copy that of his contact, an N0, so could be as close to me as KS. By 2248 he`s working N9PCY in Indiana. Says his name is Edison (? a popular given name among Brazilians). No, it`s per QRZ.com lookup:
PION. MITSUZUCHI TOKUDA 232 - JARDIM DOURADOS.
MARINGA, PARANA 87040590
That`s in far southern Brasil, which is also a prime spot for TEP DX on FM from the Caribbean. No SSB at all heard on a quick scan of the 12m hamband; I don`t even bother with 11m CB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 11935, April 20 at 0058, open carrier/dead air, presumed R. Cairo back on frequency instead of 11913 last night. JBA modulation underneath it and a JBA LAH, presumably from RB2, Brasil.
12070, April 20 at 0059, R. Cairo good signal with Qur`an, slightly distorted but not undermodulated
9315, April 20 at 0106, R. Cairo is on instead of missing 24 hours earlier, poor signal with hum, undermodulated Spanish // 12070
9965, April 20 at 0111, R. Cairo, Arabic, good with whine.
Wolfgang Büschel was monitoring R. Cairo about the same time, via an SDR in Boston and measured them: 12070.028; 9315.0; 9965.254; but no log of 11935v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 20 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0108:53.5*, which = 46.5 seconds later than last check 8 nights ago, 0108:07* April 12, so averaging 5.8125 seconds later per night, right on schedule for the slipping autotimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA [and non]. 11905, April 20 at 0114 a JBA carrier from presumed CNR6 Beijing 491 site which starts in Amoy at 0100, eclipsed by much stronger *0114:12.5 SLBC carrier, yet which itself rates only very poor with flutter. Music prélude starts about 0114:47.5; 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:19 as customary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1769 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 19 at 2100 on WRMI 15770, sufficient. At the start, 7570 too weak in the noise level to tell if //, but by 2129, confirmed as not, with ETC instead = `End Times Coming` as scheduled. WOR 1769 also confirmed Sunday April 19 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient.
WOR 1769 also confirmed UT Monday April 20 at 0259 on Area 51 webcast and WBCQ 5110-, CUSB. Special play of previous WOR 1768 also confirmed following at 0330, compensation for replaying 1767 the week before, instead of 1768. Wolfgang Büschel measured it: ``5109.729 cusb mode, WBCQ noted at 0104 UT April 20``. Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0330 WRMI 9955 [or 1770 if ready in time]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11825, Sunday April 19 after 2200, Global 24 is again on air via WRMI, not checked until 2226 when ``Horse with No Name`` fill music is playing, so unknown what was on earlier. At 2239, interview about the blues, so must be BRI. At 2300, jazz, so `From the Left`; 2334 still jazz. And 0056 UT Monday April 20, still jazz; 0140 UT, still jazz, with Raoul announcement. I wonder if it`s only old repeats for him too? Apparently on for 3 hours straight this time.
5850, Sunday April 19 at 2303, G24 via WRMI with `Democracy Now`, the weekday leftward news hour playing again on a weekend. Current ToH news topic is Iraqi PM visiting Washington, VP Biden. That was on Tuesday April 14, so this repeat is apparently less than a week old (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11520, April 20 at 0057 VG signal but dead air. Perhaps WEWN is just making a QSY from 15610 day frequency in English? No, 11520 was supposed to start at 0000 per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, April 20 at 0105, WTWW is on with VG signal, country gospel music; also on 9475 with SFAW, and 12105 with alternate SFAW in English. Unusual to hear all three transmitters at once. Should 9930 be on UT Sundays in May as late as 0200, that will be a problem for The Mighty KBC on summer frequency 9925 via Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1010, April 20 at 0124 UT, as I tune in, good carrier in a pause, then undermodulated ID as ``KSIR, Brush-Fort Morgan`` and rejoin ESPN Radio for Sunday Night Baseball. Dominates 1010 at the moment. Is 25000/280 watts U3, so still on day power, until 0130 UT per FCC (-0200 UT from May). NRC AM Log shows prime identity is ``Farm Radio`` but also affiliated with ESPN. From NE Colorado, both day and night patterns are tight to the E and WSW, not favorable for here, but not exactly in a null. And KSIR carried WORLD OF RADIO for a while several years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1140, April 20 at 0120 UT, station stuck with 4 syllables looping over and over; then dead air; 0121 recovers with 0122 ID as ``Radio Pentecoste``, praise music. Seems SSW. I am expecting XEMR Monterrey NL, but lots of google hits lead to SSE Fort Worth, and in fact per this:
the FW station on 1140 is now known as Radio Pentecostes Cristo Vive, 24 hours. That would be per NRC AM Log, KHFX, COL Cleburne TX, 5000/710 watts, SS:MEX format, address way off in Round Rock near Austin. FCC AM Query confirms call is still KHFX. Night pattern has a small lobe to the NW; day pattern major broad lobe to the west, minor to the ENE, and nulls toward me NNW, and SSE. Official FCC sunset in April is 0100 UT; May 0115 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0446 UT April 20
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - email@example.com