** ALGERIA [non]. 7295, May 18 at 0517, RTA via FRANCE is unmodulated, or barely modulated, and weaker than 7275 Tunisia, while 7285 SOUTH AFRICA is much stronger in Afrikaans. Summer conditions now disfavor Europe and North Africa this late; the other RTA via France on 9535 is fair, a bit better with Qur`an but not enough to overcome storm noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 660, May 18 at 0502 UT, big hum from XEFZ Monterrey NL dominating channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 101.5, May 17 at 1918 UT, Spanish romantic music. A sporadic E FM DX opening was in progress from Mexico, so on caradio I was bandscanning upward for signals in Spanish. After some on 92.3, 93.9, 96.3 and 97.9, none identified, found best signal here so stayed with it: 1919 YL DJ with recipe including guayabo, yierba buena; refers to http://www.lapreciosoa.com and a singing ID for ``La Preciosa``, ad/promo for a May 31 game at 1930 (local) between México y Nigeria on ``tu emisora de fútbol``; still in steady at 1925 UT, and now I am getting suspicious: not volatile sporadic-E fading. PSA for CruzRojaAmericana.org and 1-800-784-2433 on La Preciosa 101.5. Altho Mexico does have something like our toll-free numbers, an XE would not be promoting the American Red Cross. And no website in .mx!
Yet: at 1927 song which is an ode to Atotonilco and its mujeres preciosas among other attributes. Googling soon shows Atotonilco is a place name in at least four Mexican states. Here`s one place for the lyrix I heard:
At 1929 YL DJ is back on with greetings to listeners in Tulsa, Bakersfield, Huron and Guadalajara!
Tulsa FM stations are regular here in the 200 km range, but such signals were boosted today by fog in the morning and still high humidity at mid-afternoon. FCC FM Query shows this one is:
KIZS Collinsville, with only 6.2 kW ERP, licensed to: Clear Channel
Searching on lapreciosa, we find this group with outlets in various unlikely places including Tulsa:
including obligatory cheesecake gallery, not very productive
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 31 & 32, KXOK-LD, Enid, May 18 at 0430 UT check, both subchannels are black screen and silent but with PSIPs still displayed: 31-2 M-FOX, and 31-3 Azteca. Usually only one of them is missing. If these networks are paying KXOK for OTA coverage around Enid, they are sure getting shafted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, May 18 at 0059, not even a carrier audible from R. Chaski, expecting cutoff shortly after 0100. Not clear yet whether just not propagating or off earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TUNISIA. 7275, May 18 at 0517, undermodulated Arabic talk and music from IWT, much weaker than 7285 SOUTH AFRICA, yet stronger than Algeria via FRANCE 7295. Eike Bierwirth, Wolfgang Büschel and Ivo Ivanov have been monitoring IWT, and Ivo reports new times:
``Radio TV Tunisia this morning May 18:
0457-0556 on 7275 SFA 500 kW / 340 deg to WeEu Arabic, ex 0357-0627
0657-0756 on 7335 SFA 500 kW / 265 deg to NoAf Arabic, ex 0557-0807``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1669 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB from 0143:15 UT Saturday May 18. Live `Allan Weiner Worldwide` seemed to be over at 0138, but then played back a recorded(?) phone conversation for a few more minutes, as sometimes happens.
Wolfgang Büschel confirms the 0630 Sat broadcast on Hamburger Lokalradio: ``GERMANY 7265cusb mode, Glenn Hauser's WoR #1669 heard on steady S=8-9 signal via Goehren Germany site, here in Stuttgart southern Germany. Around 0640 UT May 18, still in progress at 0650 UT.
On WRMI 9955: Saturday May 18 around 1510, no signal audible to possibly a JBA carrier. Propagation conditions are degraded.
Next: Saturday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 960, May 18 at 0500 UT courtesy KGWA`s Fox-hole of hum only, upon otherwise open carrier: some station with local weather, then KMA ID in passing and joining ABC News in progress. Maybe a SBG ran over. Altho ABC news is commonly heard, and always assumed to be primarily from KMA Shenandoah IA (except when KGKL San Angelo TX was malfunxioning), it`s rare to get a real ID from KMA as normally it`s only network programming at 0500-0505 while KGWA is silent (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 96.3 FM, May 17 at 1916 UT, on caradio, some Spanish fades in and out, vs ACI from 96.1 OKC and 96.5 Tulsa. First heard some Spanish on 92.3 mixing with Wichita Classic Country, following reports on the WTFDA list of a sporadic E opening into the FM band, presumably from Mexico. Not many open channels around here, but also briefly found some Spanish romantic music on 97.9 at 1917; Spanish music on 93.9 mixing with OK at 1923, but the best Spanish signal was on 101.5: unfortunately, this turned out to be from Tulsa! See OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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