** ALBANIA. 9850-, May 9 at 0125, R. Tirana IS, fair-good signal and usual low audible het detectable during pauses. The het is quite constant and persistent, and since Wolfgang Büschel says Qinghai, China listed on 9850 is not propagating to Europe, but that he does detect the ``het`` as a defect out of the Shijak transmitter itself, I no longer call for RT to move to 9855 as that would obviously make no difference!
Wolfy said: ``No QRM of China Qinghai co-channel 9850 kHz here in Europe. All the path from eastern China via sunny Siberia reflection zone towards western Europe is in sunny daytime. Radio Tirana English service, 2015-May-07 at 0133-0134 UTC, 9849.975 kHz, usual 100 Hertz hum buzz fence seen, tonight in western Europe, Belgium and U.K., S=9+30dB or -49dBm signal strength. Regards Wolfy df5sx`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9725-, May 7 at 0107, prayer in Brazuguese from RB2, best on LSB to avoid splash from 9730 Romania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Date correct; overlooked in previous report
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers morning of May 9:
17170, May 9 at 1253, CNR1 jammer, poor (while CRI is inbooming on 17490, 17560, 17630, 17650, EAST TURKISTAN sites, q.v.)
19000, May 9 at 1258, CNR1 jammer, upon the Sat & Wed 12-13 jumparound frequency of RFA Tibetan via Kuwait
16775, May 9 at 1256, CNR1 jammer, very poor. New one on me, but in Aoki as one of a multitude of 0.1 kW SOH spoiler channels from Taiwan, and once reported from NZ at another hour in DXLD 15-06
16100, May 9 at 1257, CNR1 jammer, good
15250, May 9 at 1258, CNR1 jammers echo, and CCI, fair
15265, May 9 at 1258, CNR1 jammer, usual het with off-frequency Taiwan
14920, May 9 at 1259, CNR1 jammer, very good
14870, May 9 at 1259, CNR1 jammer, very good
13980, May 9 at 1259, CNR1 jammer, fair, timesignal and off 1300*.
I started too late before this hourtop to find any more lower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13740, May 9 at 1328, RHC with canned multi-lingual IDs. Listen more carefully than I did to the whole thing once it appear again without notice: if there are two incomprehensible native languages, one must be long-defunct Guaraní from RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 17615, May 9 at 0457, open carrier fair with flutter, 0500 IS and CRI signing on in German only --- most transmissions start with an ID in Chinese, but not this one, of two hours. 17615 via Urumqi, while weaker // 17720 is via Kashgar. MUF now holding up over night path but not so dark as in winter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. First item in my previous log omitted the date and time:
11935+, May 7 at 0104, R. Cairo open carrier/dead air to possibly just barely modulated, and with a low audible heterodyne, perhaps RB2, Brasil. (Ivo Ivanov says Tibet has also moved from 9580 to 11935 starting at 0200).
11935, May 9 at 0059, R. Cairo, suptorted Spanish, good level but weaker than // 12070 as always suptorted. // 9315 is usually less distorted, but considerably suptorted this time.
13850, May 9 at 0455, R. Cairo good signal but suptorted Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, May 9 at 0105, ERT is on with Greek talk and rock music, good signal and // poor 15650.
As I mention on WORLD OF RADIO 1772, this story says,
``The Lost Signal of Democracy`` (awarded at PriMed Festival, France)
``Within five hours, on the evening of June 11, 2013, the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras turned off the switches of the national public broadcaster ERT, thus violently and suddenly leaving all Greeks with a black screen. It was an unprecedented event in the democratic world, which shocked Greek citizens and caused a fierce international outrage.
23 months later, the newly-elected government led by Alexis Tsipras decides to re-open ERT and to re-employ all of its staff by "putting an end to injustice", as declared by government officials. The new ERT will start broadcasting on the 11th of May.``
The film promoted is all about television, but perhaps May 11 will also be a relaunch day for ERT radio, even shortwave?
Zacharias Liangas forwards this in google translation:
On May 11 opens the new ERT!
"The government expedites the processes that affect the application of the law passed by the House last week"
Kostas Poulakida, Monday, 04 May 2015 10:04
``Aiming to May 11 to emit the new EPT and finished the period of the "black" and "gray" . . . the name "ERT" is the strong trump. Therefore, according to reports, the ERT will name everywhere. All three TV channels (ERT1, ERT2, ERT3) and satellite channel and four radio stations and dozens of regional radio stations (19 had when the ND and PASOK closed). According to reports, there will be independent broadcasting sector for expatriates with the television channel ERT World and radios Friendship and Voice of Greece`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15120-, May 8 at 0528, VON is on, fair signal but distorted in presumed English, and carrier wobbling around slightly on the low side. Unlike yesterday, neither 9689.9 nor 7255 is on by 0600 in Hausa. Surprise2.
On May 9, Ivo Ivanov reported 9689.9 was audible in Hausa at 0616 May 8, but it must have really been May 9 as on his YouTube caption; unchecked by me this date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1120, May 8 at 1711 UT, KEOR/KETU is off again, and still off at 2145 UT. Still off at 1544 UT May 9. Have we heard the last of ``La Picuda``? Anyway, I guess the license is secure for a while longer, whatever it is (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1320-, May 8 at 1718 UT, KCLI Clinton OK is open carrier/dead air for at least a minute or two; next check 1817 UT after lunch, it`s in the fifth inning of a silly baseball game between Bethany and Clinton, ``Red Tornado Baseball on 1320 KCLI``.
1320-, May 9 at 1249 UT, ads for somethings in 817 AC = Fort Worth, and in Louisiana, but DF for Clinton, and definitely off-frequency to the low side, making low audible het with Fort Smith. The latter is not audible on daytime groundwave, so one would be unaware KCLI is imprecise (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, May 9 at 0524 UT, KZLS Enid-Hennessey-OKC is open carrier/dead air, and still/again? so at next check 1241 UT with some hum. There had been more storms and power outages around OKC and other areas, even Enid, but not for me. I suppose the remote transmitter site when losing power or STL may require at least a human visit to reset. Suddenlink cable & internet vanished for me at 0020 UT and were out all evening, so I headed first for the monitoring studio at 0058-0135 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Re tornado weather relays of TV stations on radio, in previous report early UT May 7: 104.1, & 107.7 [not 102.7 as mistyped] with KWTV audio, not NWS when others are in it (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500 & 9740, May 9 at 0104, no signals from RSO, but a JBA carrier on 15140, so maybe that`s where it`s misplaced tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, May 9 at 0059, JBA carrier from R. Chaski (presumably still relaying Red Radio Integridad in the evenings), until cutoff at 0110:50.5* which is 11.5 seconds later than two nights ago = 5.75 per on average (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PUNTLAND. 13800, May 8 at 1300, JBA carrier detectable, so I guess R. Puntland Uno is back on today.
13800-CUSB, May 9 at 1327, much better signal at poor level with Qur`an, so definitely on today.
Edward Kusalik tells me it was also coming in quite well in Alberta with Koran after 1300; Mick Delmage, further north in central Alberta, tells me it was best at 1405 to 1425 after the Qur`an period, via long path at 220 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, May 9 at 0058 and still half an hour later, no signal from WRMI, instead of BS. Other WRMI frequencies are on as usual; see U S A. 7570 is back on at 0419 check, scheduled for System C = Brother Scare at 22-10 UT.
5110, May 9 at 0106, BS is very poor in noise, via WBCQ while much better 7490 is still in `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, so was 5110 not carrying him at all from 0000? By 0130, 7490 is in BS too.
5050, WWRB is off instead of BSing at 0107 May 9, but 3185 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 9 at 0114-0116, no signal from SLBC, so no mistimesignal to log, but recheck 0120 now the carrier is on at very poor level, maybe also undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 13800, May 8 at 0523, R. Dabanga is in the clear, no tone jamming audible, good signal and no CCI. At 0526 now there`s SAH and QRM from same audio but not synchronized; 0527 SAH is still on, i.e. both carriers, but first audio has been cut. 0527.5, first carrier off and second carrier + modulation resume normal operations. This is the very rough uncoördinated (and pointless, unnecessary?), transition from MADAGASCAR to VATICAN transmitter site amid the 0430-0600 otherwise continuous RD broadcast. This confirms my previous log, and presumably occurs every day for a minute or two. SMG operators need to pay attention to, even monitor what Madagascar is doing, or get their acts together by more precise timing.
13800, May 9 at 0454, R. Dabanga good signal via MADAGASCAR with no tone/het jamming audible; 11650 via VATICAN with tone jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13565 approx., May 9 at 0455, K6FRC, HIFER beacon JBA but enough to copy CW exactly, vs much stronger CODAR. He`s in Patterson CA using his licensed ham call for this, unusually. Frequency not measured this time but based on my previous logs.
As for search engines, I tried yahoo first on site:www.w4uvh.net and got two hits from last September, while google search led to 8 DXLD issues starting last Sept thru this April. K6FRC is still missing from otherwise useful and seemingly current roster by LWCA [sic]; also missing from the ON4 list but that`s mainly about beacons on other bands of hams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17895, May 8 at 1742, during lunch at a restaurant seated next to an east-side window, G8 & whip provide excellent reception of VOA Greenville on 17895, during a rare English broadcast. Unfortunately, it`s ``The Sunni[?] Side of Sports``, expanded edition, I hope only on Fridays. Mostly about silly ballgames in Africa. Why are US taxpayers responsible for providing this info back to Africa? Later in the hour a bit about US SBGs.
At 1742 a plug for `African News Tonite` at 16 and 18 on 6080 & 15580. Guess what? It`s also on 17895 starting really at 1805 after world newscast. A mere 250 kW broadcast direct from the USA is not worth mentioning; but who at VOA studios in Washington axually turns on a SW radio to hear what they are doing? ANT is allegedly an ``hour`` and if so, gets chopped off amid, as I heard 17895 closing the other day at 1830 and GB is so scheduled in HFCC at 1700-1830 only --- and in two separate entries at 1700-1830 daily to CIRAF 52, 53 and 57, and at 1730-1830 daily to additional CIRAF 46-48, even tho there are no changes whatsoever in parameters (site, power, azimuth, slew or antenna type). 46-48 means from Western Sahara to Kenya; 52 + 53 + 57 means all of Africa south of there, from Gabon to South Africa to Madagascar.
BTW, we are out of luck this A-season for hearing `Music Time in Africa` Sat & Sun at 20 UT on a loud and clear Greenville frequency, as 15580 is currently via Botswana. We can still hear it not so loudly and no doubt better eastward in the Greenville skip zone anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1772 monitoring: confirmed Friday May 7 at 2130.5 on WRMI 15770, sufficient, and barely audible in noise level // 7570. Next:
Sat 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
[can anyone confirm HLR is on again, with WOR?]
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
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(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570, May 9 at 0058, this WRMI frequency is off instead of BS, and still off for at least a semihour. Other WRMI services are still on: 5850 & 7455 & 9395 (TruNews [not], 0100 `Son Power Radio, Vero Beach`), 9955 (`Walking in Power`, another ubiquitous FL ministry, at 0100, starting with ``horns of doom`` I at first thought might be TOM), 11580 (`Wavescan` ending), 11920 (open carrier prior to more fill music instead of Fámily Radio as at 0130 check), 15190 BS.
7570 is scheduled from #11 transmitter, 315 degrees toward us at 22-10 UT for Overcomer, extended by 21-22 other programming, and 10-12 UT Fámily Stations in Chinese and Japanese --- I wonder if those two are really funxional, as FSI Spanish at 01-03 on 11920, 7730, has been replaced by fill music for at least a week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5985, May 9 at 0449, `Frecuencia al Día` with usual liners, as scheduled for Saturday at 0430 via WRMI System F, which means all the other programming in this block does refer to UT days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, May 9 at 0114, WTWW-3 with VG signal, but dead air except for some hum, and still so at 0132. I was hearing a bit of audio bleeding from somewhere, but it turned out to be from my local 1390 KCRC overload instead of 9475 WTWW-1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1510-, May 9 at 0118 UT, ad/PSA string looping NE/SW and going into deep fades and peaks; including Husqvarna, Subway, Shelterpet.org, 0121 UT finally for Kansas youth athletix, so as expected it`s KCTE Independence MO, 10 kW daytimer, still off-frequency to the lo side compared by stepping to 1500 & 1520 carriers, and also a low audible heterodyne is JBA as not much signal from WLAC or anything else yet. BTW, 1520 KOKC is remarkably weak, maybe QRP due to more storms? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 95.1, May 9 at 0135 UT I am bandscanning to see if OKC stations are in weather warning mode, as TV stations are covering threats of tornados and flooding, mostly to the east of OKC, but normal FM programming persists. Here vying with KQCV in OK to capture 95.1 is ``T-95, The Rock Station``, i.e. KICT Wichita KS; in WTFDA FM Database merely as ``T-95`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1622 UT May 9
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org