** ALBANIA. Tim Hendel in Alabama says he was hearing no programming on the Albanian hour to North America at 00-01 UT Jan 6, on 7465, or on webcast --- just interval signal for 60 minutes.
So we make a point of checking the English broadcast at 0230 on 7470. I find a poor carrier at 0227 but no IS or any modulation past 0230 when I should have heard a sign-on (likewise Tim). At 0232 I realize that the carrier I had earlier is gone; except a much weaker, just barely audible one, probably Kuwait, where IBB started up a week ago despite Tirana.
Then at 0237 I bring up the remote receiver in Twente, Netherlands, on 7470, and get a very good signal from Deewa Radio in Pashto W&M conversation until music at 0258 to 0304, then more talk. Not a trace of Tirana there! I think Shijak must be completely off altho I haven`t checked how reception is at Twente before.
What happened? When resuming, Tirana might as well go back to 7465, to avoid the IBB intrusion on 7470, unless IBB can be persuaded to get away. Nothing on 7465, and utility on 7475. Also, WRMI is no longer on 7455 at all, so no interference problem from it, just the RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6059.78, Jan 5 at 0712, JBA carrier after RHC is off. Wolfgang BÃschel measured SRDA Curitiba Dec 19 on 6059.774 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 5060, 4980, 4850, JBA carriers, and vs CODAR, 4500 as well, the four frequencies from PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, January 4 at 0036, each a different domestic language service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9963.55, Jan 4 at 0053, S5, JBM carrier, no doubt R. Cairo further off-frequency than usual. Another check Jan 4 at 2259 past 2301 finds it on 9963.700, dead air when English should have started (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, Jan 4 at 1949, WTWW-2 with Ted plugging Xmas music, but not really, as 1950 it`s back to Dave Ramsey show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2660, Jan 5 at 0715-0733+, harmonic is a bit stronger than usual, tantalizing with traces of music, presumed KGLD 1330 Tyler TX. If only I could get a little more signal and/or a little less noise. Tim Tromp in MI has now decided he could make out a KGLD ID on his recording. Please don`t try to get a QSL or even contact the station about this harmless multiple, lest they be motivated to get rid of such a neat DX target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Jan 5 at 1410, R. Sana`a in Arabic talk about Yemen, 1422 to music, break for Maghrib sunset call to prayer at 1445:28 which is 56.5 seconds *earlier* than yesterday at 1446:24.5, so another anomaly.
Today I am monitoring signal strength compared to others around this time on 25m. On the R-75 in USB mode, preamp-2, 11860 is S9+10, and so are these: 11825 WRMI, 11775 Antigua, 11550 WEWN, 11930 Cuban jamming, 12085 Australia. Only stronger signals at S9+20 are: 11565 WRMI, 11760 RHC, 12050 WEWN. In the AM mode add 10-20 dB on 11860 at least. The only other signals from the ME, Iran on 11675 & 11730 (until 1420) are much weaker below S9. Turkey on 12035, which is supposedly aimed USward beyond W Europe, is only S4, very poor.
It so happens that there are *no* RIYadh frequencies registered on 25m during this hour to compare with, but please explain how this service obviously targeted on Yemen only, if it is really from SAUDI ARABIA, consistently puts in such a bigsig here, equal to the US and vicinity signals cited above, and way more than Turkey? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Jan 5 at 2050, tho only a poor signal, I settle into ZBC typical Ungujan music to accompany my nap --- but it chops itself off abruptly at 2056* -- customary erratic behaviour, no respect for its own programming or would-be listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0540 UT January 6Glenn Hauser