terça-feira, 7 de abril de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs April 3-4-5-6 , 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 12075, April 6 at 1412, RBA in S Asian language, good with flutter. Missed checking today at 1330, whether they still imagine they are on 11590. Has their program schedule been updated either? Nope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers morning of April 6:
9155, April 6 at 1244, CNR1 jammer, poor
9200, April 6 at 1244, CNR1 jammer, fair
9230, April 6 at 1244, CNR1 jammer, poor
9280, April 6 at 1244, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair
9500, April 6 at 1245, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair
No full bandscan during this hour
15970, April 6 at 1416, CNR1 jammer, fair
16920, April 6 at 1416, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter
16530, April 6 at 1416, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
17900, April 6 at 1418, CNR1 jammer, very poor, ute QRM
No full scan of 12-15 MHz. I think SARFT are still following the strange protocol of jamming vs Sound of Hope: turning it off at top of hour, and back on circa :20 after, but these are already on, early? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [non]. 1520, April 6 at 1242 UT, with KOKC off for antenna replacement [see OKLAHOMA], CRI English with item about artificial snow for skiing in the Siena Valley, clip in Italian, i.e. the 25 kW daytime relay via KYND Cypress (Houston) TX. I was going to check for // on 9570 via Cuba but during this hour it`s in Chinese. Our Enid sunrise today: 1211 UT; in one week, 10 minutes earlier, closing in on 1200 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, April 6 at 1410, RHC AWOL from one of its best frequencies; still on 15230, 17730, 11760, 9640, but not on 11950, 11860, 9820 or 9550. More than a week after A-15 officially began, it`s about time for Arnie to be making any seasonal RHC changes, and putting up a real new schedule, but 15370 absence may just be a temporary anomaly. I also make quick scans of 17, 15, 13, 11 MHz bands for possible replacement without finding any. Still the old B-14 at
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/estaticas/frecuencias 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 15650, April 5 at 2101, poor signal with ``Edho Athinai`` ID rather than Makedonias as in my previous log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake report: April 6 at 1530:45 UT, my Acer computer screen shakes, but nothing else seen or felt (or heard) to indicate a tremor: USGS confirms it 22 seconds earlier, just about the same spot I last reported a 4+ quake, presumably from fracking, now:
4.2, 22 km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma 2015-04-06 15:30:23 UT 3.4 km deep
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1520, April 6 at 1235 UT, KOKC is off the air again: this time presumably during demolition of remaining tornado-folded tower, and/or erexion of one new tower, which was supposedly going to be accomplished last week. This allows CRI/TX to be heard, i.a., q.v. under CHINA [non]. This early after sunrise, at 1243 UT April 6, still too much TX on 1560 from KGOW stupid sportstalk to hear KOKC-via-KEBC.
Finally checked at 1602 UT April 6, 1520 is still silent, and CBS News is on weak 1560; 1605 UT ID (only) as ``News-Talk 1520 [sic] KOKC``, weather, so KEBC presumably has kept carrying KOKC programming ever since the disaster almost a biweek ago, and now is useful again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. RF 32, April 6 at 1429 UT, FINALLY some signs of life from TV-OK in Enid --- infomercial selling old Carol Burnett shows, the same kind of crap they used to air fulltime in lieu of any real programming. 1723 recheck, STILL Burnett, maybe the only thing loaded to play. There are periodic crawlers abottom about this wonderful DVD offer, but only the top edge of the letters are visible, making them impossible to read, so the video is further disordered. And it`s at the very bottom edge, so cut off another overscanned screen.
KXOK-LD is really on RF 31, but its main transmitter is still down; while the intercity relay to Lamont, WQOS306 on RF 32 has stayed on the air. For months its 31.1 had been black and silent. With nothing on RF 31, forcing Suddenlink cable 15 to display !Weak Signal for as many months --- headend is only a block away from Broadway Tower KXOK/TVOK antenna in downtown Enid, but retuning to RF 32 to get it is beyond them. 
Anyhow it would still be pointless, as there is no sound on the infomercial, except for occasional humbuzz peaks, as if a device is struggling to find some sound. Oh, later at 1748 UT during other commercials, sound is on! Maybe engineer is working on it, making some progress. 1752 UT: sound gone again.
31.1 aspect ratio CANNOT be changed. But 31.2 continues with silence and full-screen color bars, PSIP label M-FOX, and aspect ratio CAN be changed. 31.3 continues with silence and full-screen color bars, PSIP label Azteca, aspect ratio CANNOT be changed --- but neither of these Spanish channels has been seen with any programming for many months.
Tropo is up, and BAD signal is detected on RF 31, but I`m sure it`s not KXOK, as when on, it was much stronger than RF 32 relay. Also a BAD signal on RF 45. Both channels have low-powers in OKC, but I assume I am getting full-power Wichitans off the back, as my rotor is still dead and aimed at OKC. Also getting BAD signal on 8 = KPTS Wichita. I park on RF 31, and indeed at 1659 and 1705 UT, video starts to lock briefly, and it`s Univisión, which means Wichita, but PSIP ID only as Univisi. The 7-letter limit to these relieves them of worry about whether to put the accent on the o --- but Univision corporate avoids it to seem less alien (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 39, Sunday April 5 at 1500 UT, astounded to find that KWTV continues with the second half of CBS` `Face the Nation` on main channel 9.1. Ever since the show expanded to a full hour a couple years ago, primary KWTV has refused to carry it all, instead switching to gospel huxters at 10 am CT Sundays --- but most of the time would put `FTN` Pt 2 on its 9.2 `News 9 Now` subchannel, which is mostly wasted on hours-old local newscast replays. FTN was always getting upcut at the join, due to automation and no one paying attention. Another option would have been to put it on KSBI RF 16, 52.1, the full-power station KWTV acquired last year. 
Now online skeds for April 5 confirm that this was no accident, with all of FTN on 9.1 from 1430 to 1530 UT, then Joel Osteen, g.h. IIRC, the 1500 religion was a local church: maybe their contract finally ran out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** PERU. 5980, April 6 at 0108, JBA carrier from R. Chaski cuts off at 0107:27*. One binite ago it was at 0107:14.5* so this is 12.5 seconds later, averaging 6.25 later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 17745, April 5 at 2103, RRI in Spanish with classical music, something about Transilvania; poor-fair with heavy fading, 19-30 dbu on the PL-880 with short random wire. This is 247 degrees from Tiganeshti at 21-22.
It seems no one but me bothers to respell ``Tiganesti`` fonetikaly to account for the missing diacritix. The S has a sedilla under it, which makes it sh. Checking Wikipedia, we find there are more than that!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C8%9Aig%C4%83ne%C8%99ti
i.e. a tedilla (comma) under the T, and a soft (semi-circle) accent over the a, all of which are not reproducible in standard Western fonts. So the T should also be replaced by Ts, but maybe we can do without the accent on the a. Analogous to cedilla for ç, I call the subscripts sedilla and tedilla as I don`t know the proper names for them in English, or Romanian.
The word axually means Gypsy, (as in Tzigane, French version), and there are several villages by this name in Romania: I haven`t tried to find out which one in Wikipedia hosts the major SW site. Anyhow, from now on I will be spelling (and pronouncing) it Tsiganeshti! Perhaps our monitor Tudor in Romania can clarify this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non non]. 11700, April 6 at 1249, surprised to find Brother Scare here with good and steady signal, so surely American rather than Eurasian, but totally NOT // WRMI 11580, 11825. But WRMI is the odd-one-out, playing backup recording? Since 11700 is a few seconds ahead of otherwise // 9980 WWCR. Subject on the non-WRMI stations is the Pope`s September visit to Philadelphia, with various unattributed news clips about it. 1258 cuts to Jesus tune, BS ID, but no station ID, 1300 cut to a few notes of other music, open carrier and off.
HFCC A-15 shows what it is: WHRI registered 11-13, 250 kW, 152 degrees to CIRAFs 12-15, i.e. S America. The first hour is daily, the second hour except Sundays. So anyhow, BS is back on his home-state SW station. Is this info included at
http://www.overcomerministry.org/
or 
ftp://www.overcomerministry.org/RadioSchedule/Short%20Wave%20Radio.html
Of course not! His own website info is worse than useless. But searching on the redesigned WHR sked, 
http://lesea.com/whr/program-schedules/
we get a whole bunch of BS --- strange I had not noticed much of the rest. I would rather delete the EDT column, but retain it to match up with the DAY column:
``UTC EASTERN TIME DAY
0700-0800 3:00 AM-4:00 AM Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 7315
0800-0900 4:00 AM-5:00 AM Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 7315
1300-1400 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Su,Sa 21610
1400-1500 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Sa 21600
1800-1900 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 21600
1900-2000 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 17610
2000-2100 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Su 11670
2000-2100 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 11670
2200-2300 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Su 11670
0000-0100 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Mo 5920
0200-0300 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 5920
1000-1100 6:00 AM-7:00 AM Su 9610
1100-1200 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 11700
1200-1300 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 11700
1600-1700 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 9840
1700-1800 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 9840
1900-2000 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Su 9840
2000-2100 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Sa 11670
2200-2300 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Sa 11670
2200-2300 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 11775
2300-0000 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Sa 7315
2300-0000 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 11775
[and one more: this alone appears to be T8WH PALAU]
UTC EASTERN TIME DAY
1600-1700 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 9930``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 17715 // stronger 15490, Sunday April 5 at 2101 check, only REE frequencies audible, none of the others on 17 or 15 MHz. I wonder if they will ever come back to 17855 which had the best signal in North America? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SWAZILAND. 15360, April 6 at 1412, hymn in presumed Urdu, good signal, TWR`s sole Asian broadcast from its African site, 1400-1415, 100 kW, 43 degrees per HFCC. Retune too late to hear music box IS which should open and close it: 1415 open carrier to 1415.5*. In WRTH, you won`t find any Urdu under SWAZILAND, and not under SOUTH AFRICA either, since that`s for the TWR Africa service only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 6180, Monday April 6 at 0555, poor signal in French mentions Côte d`Ivoire et al.: it`s VOA at 0530-0630 M-F via SÃO TOMÉ. 6185 Mexico is now out of the way, closing an hour earlier circa 0500* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1767 monitoring: new time on the WRMI schedule is Sunday 2100 on 15770, but no show April 5: instead `End Times Coming` from Manchester, England. This is scheduled on 7570 only, and too noisy to tell if it`s //. Apparently what has happened, like on Friday at 2130, is that the plan to split to separate programming on 7570 and 15770 has not yet been fulfilled; but maybe by the following week?
WOR 1767 confirmed at usual time of Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580, good. 
And as Larry Will advised us, WBCQ 5110 transmitter is still off the air, so Area 51 programming is on 7490 instead. WOR would also be one hour earlier than it had been on 5110, 0200 instead of 0300 UT Monday. And confirmed as such: First monitored the A51 webcast as WOR started at 0200, then I switched to the 7490 webcast, and same started within the following minute. Then confirmed really on 7490, with VG signal. Unknown what will happen next week. Rest of this week:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v 
Thu 0330 WRMI 9955 [or 1768 if ready in time]
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 [ditto]
Thu 2100 WRMI 7570 [ditto; NEW]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, April 6 at 0221, WRMI in Spanish, must be R. Praga relay, VG here as on weaker and still jammed // 9955; so the duplication is a good idea and should be expanded beyond 01-03 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7555, April 6 at 0557, WEWN Spanish is still down; also at next check 1251 April 6, no signal on 11550 while 12050 Spanish is on and 11520 English. But by 1407, all three are revivified: 11550 & 12050 Spanish, 15610 English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13815-SSB, approx., April 6 at 1302, distorted SSB calling for checkins from different states or regions. Is mushy/squishy, the frequency shifting depending on modulation, so not very readable. Presumably a MARS or multi-agency net like we have heard before below 15 MHz. This could just be spurious, as no answers heard on 13815 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1808 UT April 6
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** AUSTRALIA. 12075, April 5 at 1327, RBA with medley runup as usual, and 1330 sign-on in English *still* claims to be on 11590. Good with some flutter here, unlike 12085 RA. I didn`t, but Ivo Ivanov was also monitoring 15340 and found Hindi to be // but 20 seconds delayed behind 12075 (except Fridays). Sked for ``11590`` and 15340 does show the same Hindi programming at 1330-1400, while Fridays is `Beyond Words` in English and Hindi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 5 until 1400:11, can barely make out the mistimesignal of BB, still running slow rather than fast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 11745, April 5 at 0007, crackling spur from 11780.1v RNA/RNB, wide enough to QRM 11740 station in Chinese? That would be CNR2 via ubiquitous (see also CHINA) Lingshi 725 site, per Aoki, overlapping with AIR Tamil via Goa.
11710, 11745, 11815, April 5 at 0600 still spurring away, poorly, rather than nully (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11935-, April 5 at 0000, numerous ``RB Dois`` IDs with promos, PSA for governo de Paraná, slogan ``a rádio que toca você`` (the radio which touches you), IDs for ``AM 1430`` only, no mention of the three SW frequencies! Unusually loud and clear signal, 42-56 dbu on the PL-880 and good modulation level. Slightly on the lo side, enough to produce a LAH, which now would be very remnant CNR5 and/or RVA; and after 0045, Cairo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 17580, April 4 at 2353, poor signal in Chinese, must be per Aoki, CNR1 via Lingshi, and in this case not a jammer!
11785, April 5 at 1350, CNR1 jammer with Sunday-evening cultural hour, i.e. a Chinese (Peking?) Opera replete with hyper-soprano screeches; also on numerous other CNR1 jammer (or non) channels on 7, 9, 11 MHz. 1354 spoken outro to the show.
18990, Sunday April 5 at 1357, JBA signal probably CNR1 but too weak to be sure of a // match --- and another weak signal on 19010, so RFA Tibetan via KUWAIT has faked out the ChiCom jammer? No, the Sunday 13-14 hour of RFA is listed in Aoki as supposed to be on 19010; with 18990 on Weds & Sats; wake, up SARFT Jamming Command! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 12055, April 4 at 2357, fair signal, S Asian sounding? But mixing with `East is Red` Chicom NA, timesignal a sesquisecond late from 0000 UT April 5, and then some Russian words? Aoki shows the collision is this: CNR-17 Kazakh service from Lingshi 725 site starting at 2355, and FEBC Bocaue Philippines in Lu from 2345 to 0015, both daily. Signals add up to 47-53 dbu on the PL-880 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, April 4 at 2357, RHC Cuban music, with big hum; wiggle that patchcord! 
11670, April 5 at 0008, RHC Spanish, VG level 54-59 dbu on PL-880, but undermodulated.
5990, April 5 at 0013, CRI Spanish relay via CUBA is suptorted; // 15120 is suppressed but not distorted, plus hum which is missing on 5990.
15370, April 5 at 1314, RHC Spanish playing neat marimba song with lyrix about ``las frutas que adornan la cruz`` such as mangos, a sly reference to Pascua? 1317 opening ``Correo Internacional``, hardly, starting with a Cuban listener, since they may safely contact their own SW station, full addresses looking for penpals abroad. BTW, altho Pascua is the official Spanish for Easter, they confusingly also apply it to Xmas = Navidad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 17550, April 4 at 2353, Arabic, fair with heavy flutter, 31-47 dbu on the PL-880, so the 20-24 UT Central & Western North American service is propagating today, at least toward the end of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. 540, April 5 at 0651 UT, immediately upon tune-in, ID for ``La Ranchera de Paquimé`` 540 and FM 90.5, i.e. XETX, 1000/250 watts in Nuevo Casas Grandes, northern Chihuahua. Rotating DX-398, sharing 540 with CBK, not XEWA. XETX is usual night owner of 540, and IDs at every break, a DXer`s dream (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, April 5 at 0555, XEPPM with jazz song in Spanish, good modulation, better than usual, and good signal too. This is the final nite for 7 months that Radio Educación will normally be on the air until 0600v, since DST finally starts in most of México, including the DF, so local midnight signoff will henceforth be 0500v. (We still don`t know what time of day they turn it back on, but do know it is running by the afternoons.)
This Mexico timezone map now answers our question whether Quintana Roo has gone to UT -4 EDT since it was already on UT -5 EST unlike any other state? 
http://www.worldtimezone.com/time-mexico12.php
NO: Q.R. still EST so now back to being the same as CDT for central Mexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. Three pirates in a row: 
6940, April 5 at 0317: AM carrier, but no modulation now? Gilles Letourneau in Montréal earlier at 0200 was getting Wolverine Radio here but in USB, SSTV. Numerous logs in hfunderground say that ended at 0236*. Also reports of the unID 6940 carrier at 0312-0321 here:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,21359.0.html
6935-USB, April 5 at 0317, fair signal with Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer ad, presumably a parody. Many other logs of this as Renegade Radio:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,21352.0.html
6930-USB, April 5 at 0317, good signal with hard rock. Several other logs of this, all unID, and with Weird Al:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,21357.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 11800, April 5 at 0006, RRI English now here, news with Romanian angles concluding, 0007 `Week in Review`, very good, 53-66 dbu on PL-880, and // 9730 merely good at 45-54 dbu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 11805-11835, April 4 at 2130, while I have the Netherlands` Utwente receiver running for WOR check, also try some other frequencies. BSKSA Qur`an 11820 is incredibly strong, and splattering out to 15 kHz above and below, impossible closer in, blasting away what`s left of Brother Scare 11825 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 13635, April 5 at 0602, good signal in Turkish from TRT, and to the extent they play music, should be good background entertainment, now scheduled 0600-1300, 500 kW, 310 degrees from Emirler to W Europe, and furthermore, N America when propagation permit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1767 monitoring. 9525 Bulgarian relay of Global 24 was missing earlier, from 1900 occupied by China; just in case, on Utwente remote receiver, recheck circa 2130 when WOR aired last Saturday: still nothing. See also separate USA: Global 24
1860-AM, WA0RCR, UT Sunday April 5, previous programming really running late past nominal 0315 time for WOR: at 0321, digital beeps; 0325 ARRL News has started with interruption for WA0RCR ID frequently during it, so expect WOR to start circa 0338. Yes, from 0337:31, and this time Vern has removed our musical opening and replaced it with his own intro. Next:
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770 NEW [check whether in effect this week already]
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0200v WBCQ 7490 Area 51 [temp replacing 5110, 0300; see WBCQ log]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v 
Thu 0330 WRMI 9955 [or 1768 if ready in time]
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 [ditto]
Thu 2100 WRMI 7570 [ditto; NEW]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11825, Saturday April 4 at 2344, Global 24 via WRMI with rock, so it must be `The Rock Pile` as scheduled. 
5850, April 4 at 2344, the simultaneous G24 service with Old Time Radio as heard last two weeks, is missing. Maybe a carrier? At 2350, definitely a strong open carrier, 52-58 dbu on the PL-880, as WRMI will be Slovaking after 0000 anyway.
11825, another check at 0005 UT Sunday April 5: FSN news outro, Global 24 ID and like-us-on-facebook, waltz theme and `News Review` from European News Network, but it`s about the Alps crash ``yesterday``! So still replaying last week`s show originally aired March 25, now a sesquiweek outdated.
Old programming is not Global 24`s fault this week, since Jeff White notifies us that the ISP furnishing ftp access for programming to WRMI had a serious accident and is down until maybe Tuesday. However, he has now set up an alternative route. BTW, there is nothing new on G24 Facebook or its own website since last weekend`s programming lineup March 28-30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BULGARIA
** U S A. 7490v, Sat April 4 at 2351, WBCQ with rock music. Larry Will notified us a bit earlier:
``Schedule changes for WBCQ 5110, 7490 --- The 5110 transmitter is down, and Pirate Joe is unable to do his show Shortwave Saturday Night on 7490 this evening, so we will be running some Area 51 programming on 7490 today and tomorrow. 
7490 2300 April 4 Radio Timtron Worldwide
7490 0000 April 5 The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show
7490 0200 April 5 Brother Stair (as normally scheduled) (Area 51 programming continues on our webcast)
7490 0300 April 5 Area 51
7490 0000 April 6 Radio Timtron Worldwide (as normally scheduled)
7490 0100 April 6 Plastic Magic
7490 0200 April 6 World of Radio [instead of 0300, evidently]
7490 0230 April 6 Grits Radio
Area 51 webcast http://www.splatterbox.us:5110
WBCQ 7490 webcast http://www.splatterbox.us:7415
Regards, Larry Will`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7555, April 5 at 0557, another nite with no signal from WEWN Radio Católica Mundial. One third of their transmitters is down, so in daytime I pay attention to what else be missing: 11550, nothing at 1312 check, while 12050 is sufficiently in Spanish, even tho it`s prime Pascua time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1020, April 5 at 0634 UT, ``Hollywood 360 Radio Network``, with nearby KOKP Perry OK nulled as much as possible, still making SAH of 235/minute = almost 4 Hz. This is of course KDKA Pittsburgh PA, one kilomile or a sesquimegameter away, which would be dominant were it not for stupid sportstalker KOKP, 400/250 watts U4, night pattern with lobes to the northwest (Enid) and south. Show confirmed on KDKA dated schedule for Sunday April 5, 12-3 am EDT:
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/newsradio-1020-kdka-on-air-schedule/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1090, April 5 at 0614 UT, C&W music in the WSW/ENE null of IBOC from KRLD 1080, where I have been getting KVOP Plainview TX in the Panhandle, but should be talk format. 0627 UT, oh oh, it`s gospel, with ``This Is My Father`s World``, and 0630 ID and plug for programming at KAAY.com --- so Little Rock is back on the air after copper theft! Also making 3 Hz SAH; maybe that`s with KVOP. The KAAY signal is not strong at all, and would dearly like to know what power and antenna pattern they are on, probably by STA. Nominally it`s tight toward Manitoba and Yucatán and not much signal over here anyway.
Ooops, the ``powerful`` KAAY.com site is for sale; it`s really http://www.1090kaay.com 
But there is nothing obvious about its death and resurrexion. Full programming schedule
http://www.1090kaay.com/common/more.php?m=10&mode=schedule&r=2
displays ``airtime available`` 24/7! Another schedule link covers M-F only. I think I saw the same many months ago. 
Latest informal letter in the correspondence folder at FCC says:
``ON MARCH 13, 2015, THE LICENSEE DETERMINED THAT SOMEONE CUT THE TRANSMISSION LINE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO STEAL COPPER. THE LICENSEE PLANS TO REPLACE AND BURY THE LINE UNDERGROUND. UNTIL THAT IS ACCOMPLISHED, THE STATION HAS SUSPENDED OPERATIONS.``
Two years and five weeks *before* is the next one on file:
``Exhibit 3 Description: PARAMETERS OF OPERATION
RADIO LICENSE HOLDING CBC, LLC, RESUMED BROADCAST OPERATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 73.1560(D) OF THE RULES. BEFORE GOING SILENT THIS STATION WAS OPERATING PURSUANT TO SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY. SEE BESTA-20121105ANP GRANTED 12/10/2012. STATION KAAY RETURNED TO THE AIR WITH DIFFERENT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS THAN THOSE PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED, THEREFORE, A NEW REQUEST FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY WAS FILED. SEE BSTA-20130208ABL GRANTED 2/15/2013.``
And that leads to this: ``Accordingly, the request for STA IS HEREBY GRANTED. The December 10, 2012, STA is hereby modified to permit Station KAAY(AM) to operate with an emergency nondirectional antenna and reduced power not to exceed 5 kilowatts. It will be necessary to further reduce power or cease operation if complaints of interference are received. This authority expires on June 10, 2013`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1630, re my log of KRND WY not being a new Mexican, the Guerrero town it was not, is spelt Iguala, not Igualá --- site of some horrific news lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 90.1, Sunday April 5 at 15-16 UT, `Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2014` is back for another quarterly season on KUCO OK, and many other classical public radio stations --- seek it out; this leads into their new live season July-August 2015, and o, how I wish I could be there for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 21550, April 4 at 2100 check, Vatican R special is still on and propagating; started at 1830, and I first encountered at 1905; it`s the `Easter Vigil`, whatever in Latin with English commentary. Maybe also a trace on 21560 which was weaker in the first place (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM. 12001-, April 5 at 1307, Chinese, fair signal is off-frequency making almost-1-kHz het with the FRG-7 MHz Wadley birdie. Offset confirmed on the DX-398 with no such birdie, no het but about one 40 Hz click below 12001. Aoki shows the only SWBC station anywhere, anytime on ``12000`` is VOV, from Hanoi-Sontai site at 1100-1330 alternating Russian and Chinese, plus 2200-2230. Yes, gone at 1341 recheck. I also noticed this off-frequency the last day or two, but that`s nothing unusual for this VOV site, e.g. also 9635v and 9840v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1750 UT April 5
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** AUSTRALIA. 12075, April 4 at 1326 I check RBA 24 hours later, and here it is again with medley leadup to S Asian transmission, good with some flutter, and at 1330 again claims to be on 11590! I retune at 1429 to detect whether there is a collision with IBB Burmese via Tinian as in HFCC for 1430-1500. At first seems like there is, but no, was only own RBA music mixing with talk, for from 1430 talk only there is no CCI. 
1451 recheck, 12075 is off! By now, Aoki has 12075 instead of 11590 for RBA, but at 1330-1445 only, no English --- BBC Singapore in Urdu is on 12075 from 1500 so that`s why, but where did RBA English go? Still not back on 11590. I scan the entire 25m band but find it nowhere. 
The other S Asian service in English is presumably what is poorly audible on 15340 at 1455 and will last until 1530? Not per Aoki, which on this frequency now shows a gap from 1445 to 1515, then English at 1515-1600. Searching Aoki, there is no replacement for 12075/11590 English at 1445-1530. What I heard on 15340 at 1455 could have been instead of RBA, SOH/CNR1 jamming up to 1630.
Time for another try at the RBA website for possible accurate update? 
http://www.reachbeyond.org.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/publications/Reach/Beyond/Australia/A15/Program/Schedule.pd
No, it`s still ``V 1.0, March 5 2015`` [sic; a month old!] claiming to run separate English at 1445-1530 on 15340 and 11590. But this is labeled ``Listeners Edition`` --- so maybe it`s disinfo and they really have an internal schedule about what they are really doing, not to be shared.
BTW, in this part of my previous report I wrote 11580 instead of 11590, corrected: Ivo Ivanov later noticed that 15340 stayed on late today until 1600, while 11590 was off since April 1, but he hadn`t found 12075. Extended probably because of ``Good Friday`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 4 at 1359-1400+, not even a JBA carrier detectable from BB today to clock its mistimesignal, so suspect it`s off. + 6 MHz matcher for fine tuning, 21505 Sa`udi is in well enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11815, 11745 & 11710, April 4 at 0116 crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB. The 11745 one seems to be wider than usual down past 11740, but it`s rather blending with splatter from 11730, now at 0118 VATICAN IS direct to S Asia at 0040-0200, the final third-hour in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BULGARIA [non]. Utwente hears no signal on 9525 at 1820-1845 UT. Please check around the 31mb (or beyond?) in case there is an unknown replacement for the Global 24 Saturday broadcast, which last week was 18-22 UT, starting with The Rock Pile at 18-20, Blues Radio International at 20-21, G24 News at 2100-2130, World of Radio at 2130-2200.
As I mentioned before, CRI Russian in A-15 is now scheduled from Beijing site on 9525 at 19-21, which would make a big collision (also Indonesia could be on 9526-).
I asked Jeff Demers about this and he says that Bulgaria gave them no options for this week, so not sure if that means staying on 9525, or nothing at all. It`s also not clear whether the previous WRMI transmissions will be happening this weekend.
Rechecking Utwente remote at 1857, still nothing on 9525, but 9515 is on with CRI prélude, 1900 opening Czech; back to 9525, and now it`s on in Russian, bigsig and nothing else (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers morning of April 4; none in the 18s or 16s but:
17900, April 4 at 1425, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter and ute? QRM. Unusual spot; latest Aoki shows unusually precise frequencies:
17900.293 2330-1330 TWN * SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Chi ? 1-7 
I don`t try to measure it. At this time the only other 16mb signals are 17790 WRMI, 17730 RHC, 17615 Cairo; not even the East Turkistanis
12870, April 4 at 1432, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
12910, April 4 at 1432, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
12980, April 4 at 1432, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
13530, April 4 at 1434, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
14870, April 4 at 1435, CNR1 jammer, very good with flutter
14920, April 4 at 1435, CNR1 jammer, very good with flutter
15970, April 4 at 1435, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
15775, April 4 at 1435, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
15115, April 4 at 1436, CNR1 jammer, very good with flutter, CCI
11785, April 4 at 1442, CNR1 jammer poor with flutter
11500, April 4 at 1443, CNR1 jammer, fair
11470, April 4 at 1443, CNR1 jamer, poor with flutter
10870, April 4 at 1444, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter; none in the 9s, 8s or 7s
After logging all these I put one receiver on 14870 and quickly recheck the others for synchrony: the only ones matching 14870 are 14920 and 11500; but I can`t be sure all the others are synchro with each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [and non]. 11897-11913, April 4 at 0110, no blob tonight from R. Cairo as reported last night, a horrible wideband FMy distorted mess. So now I try to figure out where it was coming from. Of the previously listed alternative registered frequencies from Abis, 12035 is not on the air, but on 11935, RB2, Brasil has some CCI making a LAH since ZY is always off-frequency. 12070 is on as usual, very suptorted during Spanish service. Recheck at 0145, I can now barely tell that the music under Brasil is // 12070, so that`s it! But this 11935 Cairo signal is even weaker than Brasil, nowhere near the level it was putting out as an extremely distorted spur.
13850, April 4 at 0531, this distorted Cairo frequency now has wobbly spurs at plus and minus 10, QRMing R. Japan in French on 13840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500, April 4 at 0124, fair signal with Qur`an, i.e. RSO, as now registered for 00-02 on 315 degree antenna for W Europe, but easily carrying on to N America. How many Europeans are up in the middle of the night to listen to this?? It isn`t even Ramadan yet. Stronger than 9510 Iran, which we heard Qur`aning 24.5 hours earlier, but no 9500 then. Currently registered alternatives for the 00-02 period from RSO are 9650, 12015. Of course, from previous behavior, they could also show up on earlier frequencies supposed to end at 2400 or even 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 4 at *0107 my streetlite fires up, clear sky after sunset at 0055*. And at 0107 the JBA carrier of R. Chaski is on until cutoff at 0107:14.5*. This time it was so clear that I could tell it did so in two steps, first step weakened, then in a split second, totally off*. Last nite it was timed at 0107:09.5* so this is 5.0 seconds later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** SPAIN. 15490, Saturday April 4 at 1455, REE is fair here with silly ballgame hype, but no signal on 15450; 17715 has a JBA carrier, maybe this; no 17855 and nothing on 21 MHz.
April 4 at 1906-1908 after any frequency changes should have happened, I look for REE again: 17715 fair and 15490 good, none of the others: no 17855, leaving France 17850 unscathed; nothing on 21 MHz; no 15450, 17755; and for good measure nothing audible on former 12030, 11940 or 9620 but unlikely to propagate anyway now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, in the clear April 4 at 0115, but zero signal from SLBC, so no mistimesignal to monitor either. Were they scared off by the Cairo blob last night? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1767 monitoring: confirmed Friday April 3 at 2130.5 on WRMI 7570 AND still 15770 (a new schedule showed 7570 only, maybe from next week?) Next, including further WRMI changes:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2130 Global 24 9525 via BULGARIA 
[last week; but apparently not this week; see BULGARIA]
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770 NEW
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51 [SW not on air last week but webcast]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v 
Thu 0330 WRMI 9955 [or 1768 if ready in time]
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 [ditto]
Thu 2100 WRMI 7570 [ditto; NEW]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580 // 9955, UT Sat April 4 at 0122, confirmed RMI main channel 9955 programming is now getting duplicated for a bihour on 11580, as shown in the graphic sked for 9-11 pm [EDT = 01-03 UT]. `Walking in Power`, pervasive preaching is wrapping up on both with Miami address; and at 0135 `Wavescan` is underway with Jeff quoting Solomon Islands and Vanuatu cyclone info from DSWCI. 11580 is on 44 degree antenna toward Europe, while 9955 remains on 160 to Caribbean and S America --- but here, 11580 is quite stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490v, April 4 at 0108, WBCQ with UT Sat`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide` now in his second hour with timeshift to start at 0000 UT. Nothing on 5110, 9330 or 15420, so it appears The Planet is down to only one funxional transmitter! But at 0115 he`s bragging about 7490 being hi fidelity, due to a hi-modulation level exciter tnx to TimTron, who can make any transmitter sound like a much more powerful one by optimizing modulation, which is more important than sheer power on AM. He rebuilt the exciter to make this the ``highest fidelity shortwave station, period, on the Planet, guaranteed``.
Recheck at 0120 he`s nevertheless talking about programming on 5110 (sounds familiar, is this really a rerun instead of live?), Tuesday night shows at 9 and 11 pm ET; Thursdays at 8 pm, the Lakeside church, 9 pm DJ Fred Moe (originally supposed to be a one-shot), 11 pm Report of the Week (?); says to check the website for sked. OK, but now this is all it shows for 5110 on local Tue or Thu:
Tu 5110 11:00PM 12:00AM ET 0300 0400 UTC VORW
Th 5110 11:00PM 12:00AM ET 0300 0400 UTC VORW
And the only link to more info about that is from our report in January, quoting RW Observer on hfunderground. 
Apparently still operating remotely from the Land of Fla, AW thinx 5110 is also on the air, but going thru the current e-mail, someone said there was a carrier but no modulation earlier in the hour (I check again: still nothing at all now). 
By next check at 0141, 7490 has reverted to Brother Scare and his big Passover event, // 9370 WWRB but not synched, solo hymn with organ ``Calvary Love`` [I notice that original MS Word spellcheck redlines this, trying to get us to change it to Cavalry?!] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7555, April 4 at 0534, no signal from WEWN Spanish, just the hash from French military on the hi side. Other two transmitters are on, 11520 English, and 11870 Spanish, with, what else, ``dolorosa pasión`` lamentations every few seconds (which they also do every afternoon, when there is precious little moonlight), but as I tune across this time, it`s a YL caller reciting it rather than the unxuous OM host (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1510, April 4 at 0133 UT, plug the show on now, ``weeknights at 7-10 on The Rock``, from NW/SE amid heavy CCI, ergo KCKK Littleton CO, 10/25 kW (correct) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1580, April 4 at 0130 UT, ``Hometown Radio, KGAF`` ID in the QRM, soon overtaken by sportstalk, presumably KREL CO. KGAF is 250/250 watts U2 from Gainesville TX, which is almost-Oklahoma. Night pattern lobito is supposed to head southwest but we are NNW from it. IIRC, KGAF calls used to apply to a bigger station on another frequency, 910? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1630, April 4 at 0614 UT, as often at bedtime, I had dozed off while bandscanning MW, but wake up a bit now to hear what sounds like ``La Jota de Igualá, 94.7 FM y 1630 AM` during music break. I had earlier nulled KCJJ and was wondering where KKGM in Dallas was. All the while it`s making a fast SAH with one or the other. Thought I had discovered a new Mexican! But fully awake, I realize it was just KRND in Fox Farm WY and what they really must have said was `` La Jota Mexicana``, i.e. NOT Mexican. 94.7 is its FM: See previous logs in DXLD 15-09 and 15-11 and this follow-up: 
As for the `Jota` name, Rick Barton, AZ, replies: ``I did a double 
take when I saw your log. You see, the other definition of the word I 
am familiar with -- is a Mexican slang word for a Lesbian (La Jota 
being the feminine version, and El Joto or Jotito being the masculine, 
i.e., "gay"). With that definition in mind, that radio station slogan 
was amusing to me. But I`m sure that is not the correct answer here`` 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** URUGUAY. 6125.1, April 4 at 0138, JBA carrier, surely the slow sinking 150-watt Rdif. Nacional del Uruguay on its characteristic off-frequency. HFCC A-15 shows nighttime 6125.0 competition is now only:
0230-0300 IBRA via UAE in Persian
0300-0400 DW via South Africa in Swahili
I think we can dispense with RRI Nabire, Indonesia, supposedly at 23-02 & 05-08 which even if active would be local daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 21550, April 4 at 1905, Catholic cantor in Latin, soon with YL English commentary, good signal but deep fading in Vatican Radio special, since it`s ``Holy Saturday``. Then I look for others:
21560, April 4 at 1905, don`t have to look far for here is same but weaker in Portuguese.
17590, April 4 at 1907, here`s another weaker //, Latin bit, but not staying for translation as I know I can then look all these up at:
http://en.radiovaticana.va/special-broadcast
Which shows I found all but one, as far as SW goes:
Easter Vigil began at 1830, and as always no length specified:
21550 to Africa in English,
9535 to Asia in Chinese
21560 to Africa in Portuguese
17590 to Africa in French
While we`re at it, what`s in store for the Big Day tomorrow?
Sunday April 5 from 0815 UT, Holy Mass & Easter Message, Urbi et Orbi
21550 to Africa in English
17590 to ME in Arabic
21560 to Africa in Portuguese
21570 to Africa in French
VR obviously appreciates that SW really helps the Orbi bit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BRAZIL

 ** ALBANIA. 9855, April 3 at 0128, R. Tirana IS, fair with flutter, still no ACI or CCI, just storm noise to combat. All RT broadcasts are 100 kW on 310 degree azimuth from Shijak, i.e.: Bern-Paris-Cork-St. Anthony-Gaspé-Québec-Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto-Cincinnati-Little Rock-San Antonio-Monterrey-Tepic, all within a degree of that. Enid is about 5 degrees off, 315, but at this distance should not make much difference in angle; our path does however go further into the sub-auroral zone over the north Atlantic and sheer distance weakens it compared to northeast America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [and non]. 11711-, April 3 at 0101, RAE is barely audible beneath the crackling spur from 11780.1v BRAZIL (even worse on 11745 & 11815). These S American neighbors are so out of it, they don`t know, or don`t care that they have this pervasive problem. By 0327 during RAE`s English hour it`s improved to poor, vs lite crackle, still not really readable. Why is RAE so weak compared to huge RNA? Got to be running *much less* than originally rated 100 kW, and no doubt inferior antenna. 
Also a JBA het from something properly on 11710. Of stations bothering to register with HFCC (unlike Argentina & Brasil), that would be TWR via UAE in Ethiopian languages at 0330-0345 only. The other collision on 11710 would be Egypt, q.v. in Spanish at 0045-0200 but apparently not currently using it. But they did part of last A-season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 12085, Friday April 3 at 1255, RA is wrapping up classical music, about an uncompleted Haydn string quartet. Shortly outro as having been `Keys to Music`, so glad to know this token classical show is back on SW. RA program schedule now defaults to ``London`` so I have to go to the very bottom of the drop down list to put it on UTC! Ha! This sked is also unaware that KtM is on the air, showing instead `The World` at 12-13 Friday, followed correctly by 13-14 `Conversations with Richard Fidler`. So now I know more, and so do you, dear reader, about what RA is doing than RA itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 15550, April 3 at 1242, Chinese, first thought maybe a CNR1 jammer, but no het, and 1244 sign-off in English by RBA to 1245*. Yes, HFCC shows KNX 100 kW, 340 degrees at 1140-1245 in Chinese Mandarin except M-F 1140-1215 in Mcn, whatever that is – a tri-letter nowhere in EiBi`s readme language list. Aoki translated Mcn to Cantonese, which makes sense, but strange that whoever established these abbrs. reversed the order rather than the more logical Cmn and Ccn. EiBi`s list shows Cantonese is supposed to be CA, or [yue], as in Yue.
15340, April 3 at 1257, RBA is on here, same transmitter as 15550? With hymntune medley and ``This is Reach Beyond Australia. Our programme on this frequency will commence shortly.``; fair with some flutter and talk CCI underneath; 1300 signs on as to South Asia on 15340, additional slogan ``life-changing radio``, into language, CCI gone but still flutter. Aoki shows the only other 15340 is ChiCom jamming and Sound of Hope, which might be on until 1500 but not today. 
11590, April 3 at 1325 is still missing, having initialized in the A-15 schedule, so I go hunting for RBA elsewhere on the band --- and I find it! 
On unlisted 12075, fair and flutter, with hymn medley runup and IDs again, 1330 opening to South Asia on ``11590``!! So now I know more and so do you, dear reader, about what RBA is doing than RBA itself! No obvious reason for abrupt replacement of 11590 a few days ago, no collision noted here, but maybe there was one over there. 
This and 15340 are the ones scheduled to go into partially separate English half-sesquihours at 1445 to conclude each transmission. 12075 puts RBA right between Radio Australia and Radio Australia on 12065 and 12085, just to be neighbourly (and more noticed?). Had I known that IBB TINIAN in Myanmarianese was already scheduled on 12075 at 1430-1500 per HFCC A-15 lookup later, I certainly would have checked whether it`s still there with RBA colliding. 
Ivo Ivanov later noticed that 15340 stayed on late today until 1600, while 11580 was off since April 1, but he hadn`t found 12075. Extended probably because of ``Good Friday`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 3 past 1400+ BB IS is still playing, finally until very late mistimesignal ending at 1400:39. First time in ages it`s been slow rather than fast, ending before 1400. Maybe had a power failure and misreset the clox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** BRAZIL [and non]. Spurs: see ARGENTINA [and non]
** CHINA. 13980-, April 3 at 0453, CNR1 jammer, very poor, slightly on lo side at least compared to 11980 TURKEY
13980, April 3 at 1253, CNR1 jammer, very poor; here it is again
13920, April 3 at 1254, CNR1 jammer, poor, so better than 13980. No other OOBs found this hour up to 18 MHz
16100, April 3 at 1358, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter
14870, April 3 at 1359, CNR1 jammer, very poor
14920, April 3 at 1359, CNR1 jammer, very poor but none further sought as I am rushing to 15505 Bangladesh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6060, April 3 at 0445, RHC in English already: supposed to stay in Spanish until 0500, now // 6165 and 6000, all of which are undermodulated to the extent that copy is difficult with local storm noise added to otherwise strong signals. 6000 is slightly better than the others. Remaining frequencies all still heard at 0450 in Spanish: 5040 VG, 9535 P, 11670 VG, 11840 VG, 13740 VG. 6100 is not yet on; and 6090 PMS Anguilla is much louder than any RHC English frequency. 
Time to check the online sked whether finally updated for A-15? http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/estaticas/frecuencias
NOPE, as of 1650 UT April 3, still showing the old sked expiring in March, which was not even updated for the DST shifts made March 8! Could be that a few late frequency changes are about to be made within 10 days of the real start of A-15, as Arnie always takes his time on that.
When I tuned in 6060 at 0445, the announcers were mentioning that there are technical issues with their ``Real Audio channels``, which of course aren`t Real at all. They would let us know when they are back. Checked at 1655 UT April 3, I do get RHC to play on Windows Media:
http://media.enet.cu/radiohabanacuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 13605, April 3 at 1251, R. Martí, GB open carrier is already on with brief tone test and silence, while I can also already hear Cuban jamming underneath, but not yet building up to full bore for the 1300- transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9315, April 3 at 0053, R. Cairo, poor, just barely modulated with hum during scheduled Spanish
9965, April 3 at 0053, R. Cairo, good signal but open carrier/dead air except for whine; Arabic frequency
12070, April 3 at 0054, R. Cairo, fair signal but suptorted modulation in presumed Spanish --- but that`s not all!
11897-11913 or so, April 3 at 0102, huge extremely distorted FM blob of mostly talk, but impossible to discern language, let alone a single word. On second receiver I try to find a match with other 25m bigsigs, 11920 YFR/WRMI, 12105 WTWW, 12005 Vietnam/UK, 11870 WEWN, 11760 RHC, but they are off the hook. Impossible to pinpoint center of this with no specific carrier, but sounds loudest circa 11909. On PL-880 with short random wire, dbu readings are 44-53. ``Modulation`` is very dense, and a roar remains during pauses between words. 
Altho there was too little mod to match with 12070 Cairo, I suspect them as a well-known source of engineering malfeasance, so now I check for a match on 9315 --- after listening a couple of minutes, I can tell there is a match --- only by lining up the pauses. Then I also confirm // 12070 to 9315. So this is a totally out of order (rather than partially) ERTU transmitter. Not checked again until 0243 when it`s off. It was however, still on at 0115 totally blocking any trace of Sri Lanka 11905 and its mistimesignal. Tonight I am thwarted on that! by 0243, SL is apparently finished with 11905 anyway (not in HFCC).
So which frequency could this blob be scheduled for? Per HFCC A-15, Spanish at 0045-0200 is over-registered not only for 9315 and 12070, but also 9720, 9860, 11710, 11935, 12035, 12080, all Abis. So likely closest 11935, except never used before while 12035 has been, both unheard now. We`ll see if one of them is back in whack next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM [and non]. 11580, April 3 at 1313, Vietnamese, from KTWR, no longer colliding with WRMI/BS which is now closing at 1300*, but KTWR starts at 1200 in Yi, 1245 in Viet.
11825, April 3 at 1313, WRMI/BS, however now has lite CCI, which would be FEBC Bocaue in Tibetan this semihour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9510, April 3 at 0052, poor signal with Qur`an, long pauses. Could that be because the cantor is trying to remember what comes next --- or does he have a script, since after all, there is no video to give him away. Could it be OMAN? No signal on 11650 or 12015; no, per HFCC it`s just IRIB, 0030-0230 Arabic, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan: a station psychically obsessed with Qur`aning. Why isn`t this a :20-:20 transmission? Looking over sked from Iran in WRTH 2015, for B-14, most but not all of the Arabix were :30-:30.
17715, April 3 at 1248 poor signal with flutter, Chinese talk, mentions ``Chung-kuo`` several times, and then a website in .ir, fragment of IRIB IS and pulling plug at 1250*. HFCC shows 500 kW, 64 degrees from Kamalabad at 1150-1250 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 5910, April 3 at 0448, VG signal in Japanese, as NHK is now scheduled 03-05, 500 kW, 290 degrees from FRANCE to CIRAFs 10 & 11 = Mexico, Central America and Caribbean, but inadvertently covering the USA too, where mere English-speakers are of no interest to R. Japan. No het at the moment, but this bihour is the time NOT to expect to hear COLOMBIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, April 3 at 0304, Denge Kurdistan fair now with Kurdish music, still at 0326, presumably via PRIDNESTROVYE; OTOH, just about inaudible around 1300 today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, April 3 at 0457, good signal from RNZI QSY announcement to 11725, chirp IS once and a fragment before cutoff at 0458:00*. So I tune to 11725 awaiting it, which cuts on with more chirping at *0458:43, very good now, unlike absent 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6876-AM, April 3 at 0046, very poor signal also fighting nearby storm noise, music, 0158 synthetic ID for The Crystal Ship (as John Poet had tipped his mailing list such a relay (for which as a bustee, he himself is not responsible) was expected to start around 0000. Still detected at 0117, 0129 but never enough signal to enjoy the music here; sorry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 50, KOPX 62.2 OKC, Ion`s qubo kidvid subchannel, April 3 between 1430 and 1745 UT chex, is still cutting on Spanish SAP channel only for a few seconds every quarter-hour; why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980+, April 3 at 0044, very poor carrier, slightly on hi side compared to neighbors, with some modulation from R. Chaski, suffering heavy splatter from 5990 China via Cuba before hourtop; and now in A-15 remains alone on 5980 itself past 0100, facilitating capture of sliding autocutoff time today precessed to 0107:09.5*. Last check was 5 nites ago on March 29 until 0106:38.5* so this is 31 seconds later, or averaging 6.2 seconds later per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** SOMALILAND. 7120-, April 3 at 0330, open carrier slightly on the lo side, and only JBM by 0332, as R. Hargeisa attempts to broadcast. Look out: as quoted in WOR 1767, Rumen Pankov in Bulgaria caught some anomalies in late March, on the air more than an hour earlier and jumping to 7130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11825, April 3 at 1239, Brother Scare via WRMI is plugging big Passover event tonight at 8 pm ET = 0000 UT Saturday, inviting visitors to his Tabernacle, which exit to take off the hiway. It`s the same canned announcement he has been airing for a couple of weeks, yawn. Hey, is he a secret Jew, or what? Right now there is heavy Asian CCI vs the 355 azimuth from Okee. That would be VOA 250 kW, 332 degrees via Tinang, PHILIPPINES at 09-13, so the evil Obama government is blocking the holy word of the Last Day Prophet of God!! By speaking the language of our evil enemy China. WRMI-8 is now on air from 10 to 22 with TOM, extended weekends until 02 with Global 24 [see also GUAM and non]. 
11580, WRMI-9 at 44 degrees with TOM is now scheduled only at 03-13 and 21-23, other programming at 23-01, and at 01-03 with System B, same color coding as main 9955, so really duplicating it? Unchecked yet. WRMI was doing this a few months ago but it didn`t last long. Programming during that bihour includes several DX programs, mostly Spanish, musical shows, R. Slovakia and Praga in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WORLD OF RADIO
** SUDAN [and non]. 11650, April 3 at 0451, tone jammer, and (via VATICAN) R. Dabanga ID in passing, poor.
13800, April 3 at 0452, R. Dabanga signal via MADAGASCAR is better here tonight, but double tone jamming is worse, hi and lo pitches (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 17600, April 3 at 1357, good signal, heated conversation in Somali, as I`ve been hearing since A-15 began, so investigate it: HFCC shows VOA via VATICAN at 13-14; violating Separation of Church & State, etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1767 monitoring: WRMI has rearranged its schedule including some WOR airings:
Thu 2100 on 7570 new
Fri 2130 on 7570 only, not 15770
Sat 1000 on 5850 - canceled; on air Sundays only
Sun 2100 on 15770 - new
Sun 2300 on 11580 - still
The 9955 WOR times remain the same:
Thu 0330
Thu 1230
Tue 1100
Wed 1315
Meanwhile, Global 24 still hasn`t put up a schedule for this weekend, whether last week`s Bulgarian relay of WOR Saturday at 2130 on 9525 will continue, be re-timed and/or re-frequencied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]
** U S A. 720, April 3 at 1814 UT on caradio in central Enid, talk show, so I stop between some powerline or traffic light noise peaks: WGN ID in passing, weak but readable, once again midday log of this distant station. Later has a bit of CCI, presumed KSAH San Antonio. This of course leads me to check for other rarities: see 830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 830, April 3 at 1813 UT, weak signal, continuous talk, partly readable, sermon probably inspired by `Good Friday` --- WCCO might be a propagational suspect, since WGN is in, but unlikely that secular station would be doing this even on an alleged day like today. I`m on errands, so monitor intermittently; by 1828 UT in downtown Enid it`s axually a bit stronger, and hope for an ID on the semi-hour. Now with gruesome details about crucifixions and speculating about exactly how J.C. may have died in modern medical terminology, but keeps going, and by 1832 UT (which is exactly noon here), fading a bit and some CCI appears, along with ACI splash from WBAP. 
Try again on caradio at 1854 UT. Yay, ID in passing is JBA, sounds like KGYL. NRC AM Log for 830 shows very likely match with a religious format is KUYO in Evanville (Casper WY), a 25 kW ND daytimer. I also had this circumstantially but without even such a close ID, Jan 31, 2015 at 1908 UT on one of my daytime DX-peditions as in DXLD 15-05. Would hardly have suspected this would still be happening in April with much higher solar angle. Or is it extended groundwave? 632 miles, a bit less than Chicago, in a totally different direxion. Something also audible on 650 in the 640/660 splash (but no IBOC), likely KGAB in closer Cheyenne; and of course 670 KLTT Denver groundwave as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1090, April 3 at 0507 UT, with KRLD IBOC nulled as much as possible, talk show about religious freedom, nevertheless 0509 ID in passing as Fox Sports Radio. I would have expected KVOP Plainview TX which has been showing lately in this hole, but could it be FSR`s 5 kW daytimer in Rice Lake WI, WAQE? KVOP by now should be running Texas State Network`s `Texas Overnight` originating at neighbor KRLD. By recheck 0523 UT, the 1090 is indeed on that show and as before running 21 seconds ahead of KRLD. So I think KVOP was late switching from FSR to TSN network feed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1200, April 3 at 0125 UT I hear a tone mixing with WOAI; nulling it, the tone leads to an automaton NWS tornado *warning* but I cannot copy the counties mentioned. There can`t be too many of those at the moment, so within the following hour I consult the national severe weather map at:
http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp
which shows the only tornado spot is southwest Missouri. So now I`ve got it --- has to be my closest 1200 which so far had eluded me, KYOO in Bolivar, 1 kW daytimer. But could be legitimately on air now due to emergency. 
Details of this tornado warning:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MO/088.html?MR=1
``Tornado Warning Statement as of 9:03 PM CDT on April 02, 2015
... A Tornado Warning remains in effect for north central Newton and
Jasper counties until 930 PM CDT...
At 900 PM CDT... a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Webb City... and moving east southeast at 30 mph.
Hazard... tornado and half dollar size hail.
Source... radar indicated rotation.
Impact... flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
to roofs... windows and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is
likely.
Locations impacted include...
Airport Drive... Carterville... Carthage... Diamond... Duenweg...
Duquesne... northeastern Joplin... Oronogo and Webb City.
Interstate 44 between mile markers 8 and 27 will also be impacted by
this dangerous storm.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...This storm has a history of producing tornadoes. Take cover in a basement or storm shelter now!
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 200 am CDT Friday morning for
southeast Kansas and southern Missouri.
Lat... Lon 3693 9424 3696 9433 3700 9442 3705 9448
3709 9451 3714 9453 3717 9452 3720 9448
3725 9440 3723 9426 3715 9413 3700 9415
3695 9418
time... Mot... loc 0202z 275deg 28kt 3713 9445
Tornado... radar indicated hail... 1.25in
Cramer``
Golly, Cramer, spare us all those dots. Ever hear of commas or semicolons? Newton and Jasper counties = Joplin and northward. Webb City is northern suburb of Joplin. It`s 66 miles southwest of Bolivar. If it were daytime, KYOO`s fringe coverage area would not quite reach Joplin per (standard disclaimer) radio-locator.com. At night it`s got to be heavily QRMed by WOAI. BTW, 1200 apparently duplicates ``Your Country 99`` = KYOO 99.1, 25 kW ERP. From a site NE of Bolivar, 99.1 gets even less signal into Joplin area. Haven`t heard how they pronounce Bolivar, but fat chance it`s correct as in Spanish Bolívar; so is it BALL-uh-var, or BOWL-uh-var? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. (88.7), April 3 at 1500 UT, KRZA Alamosa CO/Taos NM on webcast starts playing the `Hightower Lowdown`` early, mixing with NPR News from 1501, and then cutting off Jim Hightower incomplete. 1506 after NPR, restarts Hightower at his scheduled time, but upcut missing first few seconds. It`s only 2 minutes long. This is typical. I usually listen to KRZA on Mon/Tue/Fri from 1430 UT for a good variety of cultural regional shows, but they seldom manage to transition to NPR News on time. Must have very inaccurate clock and/or very hamfisted amateurish slopperators, really a shame for the public radio station of the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13562 approx., April 3 at 1317 I hear the beacon again this time a bit stronger and less CODAR, enough to copy a definite CW ID: V1RGO/B --- not V1RGM/B as there are three dashes instead of two. Google search assumes I must mean VIRGO and puts up millions of hits. Thinx I`m too stupid to tell the difference between a 1 and an I, especially on CW? Yahoo search suspects that but also offers the alternative to search only for V1RGO/B which leads nowhere, but V1RGO apparently is also the name of a slim wallet. That`s still less than helpful. I try the UDXF yg: no hits on V1RGO or V1RGO/B. It must be a brand-new beacon, but how are we to locate it? Try the HIFER lists again: nothing at 
hfunderground.com --- 
nothing at 
http://www.on5ex.be/clipboard_view_unreg_freq.php
but neither are much interested in the 13 MHz band for some reason
nothing at
http://www.lwca.org/sitepage/part15/index.htm
which does specialize in this band.
Up around 13564, I am also getting at 1322 April 3, beacon K6FRC, which is well-known in California, a real ham call; LWCA shows him on 13565.05; maybe so. Could the other one really be VE1RGO? No such call at QRZ.com. Well, maybe eventually the details of V1RGO/B will emerge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15760-15795, April 3 at 0057, heavy rapid pulsing on and off, OTH radar? Mostly on, and no WRMI to QRM on 15770, since it`s no longer 24 hours, but only 13-21 BS, and 21-22 other RMI programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2111 UT April 3
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73, Glenn Hauser

I meant to include this announcement in my log report just dispatched at 1950 UT April 4. Apology if one has already seen it via another list. Glenn
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