** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 20 at 1359, JBA carrier from BB, and near-imagination level timesignal maybe ending at 1359:35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOLIVIA [and non]. 3310, April 20 at 0116, very weak mix of audios here, presumably R. Mosoj Chaski, and one of my locals: yes --- a match with 960 KGWA, but not with 1390 KCRC. (2 x 960 + 1390 = 3310). Neither of the locals playing music I was also hearing on 3310 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9830, April 20 at 1257, RHC is still here despite the heavy RTTY QRM, as 9550 and 9850 have already gone off. Arnie was talking about moving to 9820 a week ago, but still hasn`t done it. There is also a weak signal on 9820, but would be an improvement. After 1302 on 9830 there is additional CCI from some other broadcaster. Nothing in HFCC, but Aoki shows 9830 with CNR1, and 9820 with CNR2 and Beibu Bay Radio before and after 1300. So wherever, it`ll be Commies vs Commies.
12010, Sunday April 20 at 1346, RHC `En Contacto` after Pedro Sedano`s weekly item from Spain, next segment introduced as `Noticias DX`, and then talking about TV à la carte in USA, award for V. of Russia program `Enciclopedia de Rusia`. Sorry, but this is NOT DX News, just media news, as too many other so-called DX programs misuse our term.
11680, April 20 at 1352, RHC is on wrong frequency instead of 11860, punched by lysdexic RadioCuba operator? // usual 11760 and 12010. `En Contacto` is running late so must have started late, only at 1353 handing over to `En Compañía del Doctor` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11985, April 20 at 0106, AIR Delhi-Khampur signal is fair with flutter, but just barely modulated, seems music, maybe // 11740 GOA, which is just too weak to be sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, April 20 at 0125, The Mighty KBC, ``Uncle Eric with 125,000 watts of musical power rockin` over the ocean``. Well it`s past time to go up a band, as the 125 kW are not enough to overcome the summer storm noise, but the Croatian-like QSY to 9925 is not scheduled until May 1, (meaning May 4 here), thru August. BTW, I see in HFCC that MBR is still registering imaginary HRV on Nauen 9925 in the 00-05 period daily, plus an imaginary KBC at 05-07 Sundays in addition to 00-02. At 0130 KBC Imports ads in English and Dutch, 0131 Kim Elliott with a Radiogram minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, April 20 at 0104, tonight`s pirate music, but with constant QRM; seems like an offset SSB transmission, but never could pin it; pirate a bit clearer tuning LSB. Worse at 0121 --- could it be two pirates clashing? 0133 still QRM. This thread says it was Hot Radio at that time:
I stopped listening then, but Edward Kusalík, Alberta reported to hfunderground: ``6925-USB Blue Ocean Radio came on after Hot Radio went off the air (with no sign of change in the signal strength) at 0134, then theme song from 2001 Space Odyssey and open tune with IDs given by YL for Blue Ocean Radio, then into Hillbilly/Banjo Music at 0142. Me believes that Blue Ocean Radio was the relayer for Hot Radio? Anyway looks like a another great program from Blue Ocean Radio but I'm hearing another pirate coming in underneath as I am typing this. mmmmmmmmm`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Sunday April 20 at 1252 UT, KZLS Enid with `Cowboy Corner` talk show, again // sibling station KNAH 99.7 Mustang, but 1640 running a few words behind 99.7. Furthermore, I had just been listening to `Cowboy Corner` a few minutes earlier on 960, KGWA Enid! So much for market exclusivity; these are competing companies. On KGWA the subject was Indian, not Cowboy, moving some Kiowa warrior remains from Huntsville TX prison graveyard to a respected spot at Fort Sill OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 20 at 0102, R. Chaski carrier until 0108:50* which is 6 seconds later than yesterday. However, weaker carrier heard for a few seconds more: maybe they were turning it down rather than off abruptly, or could have been a receiver overload mix. I got to the porch just in time after first lawnmowage of the season. Streetlight ignited at 0121, and might have been slightly later but for a few clouds on the sunset horizon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1717 monitoring: WTWW-2 is off the air all day, and still off Saturday April 19 at 2330 when WOR would have aired on 9930. Ted Randall says they were working on repairing it, and I found 5085 back on by 0512 check with BS. WTWW-3 was also missing from 12105, but apparently #3 transmitter cannot easily substitute for one of the others.
The extra WRMI-14 broadcast on 9495, however, UT Sunday April 20 at 0030 this week did carry the latest 1717 edition. And also confirmed on WTWW, 5830, UT Sunday at 0401. Next: UT Monday 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570, April 20 at 0359, Zanotti WRMI ID interrupts Brother Scare for special STF Radio hour from 0400; electronic music with `STF` IDs by several voices, most of them synthetic, 3-descending note IS, but morphing into more tones; sweeps up and down, etc.; right into variety of Radiogram tones at 0402, but only briefly.
Such would continue thruout the hour: brief synthetic announcements, `grams, and electronic music, the latter which I found quite enjoyable. I knew this frequency would be best with bigsig from WRMI northwestward, and it`s about as close to hi-fi as you can get on SW; hardly any selective fading distortion, either. Too bad it`s otherwise wasted on BS, rather than WRMI mainstream shows.
0405, finally fuller ID: ``This is Super Time Force Radio International`` --- ``you are tuned to 7570 kHz in the 41 [sic] meter band`` --- so each frequency gets a separate playout, otherwise with same but not-synchronized programming.
This was supposed to be a ``million-watt broadcast`` over 11 different transmitters, but WWRB and WBCQ frequencies were no-shows: 5050, 5110 and 7490. At 0400 tune-in, Allan Weiner was just signing 7490 off, as if nothing were happening, and indeed nothing were, at WBCQ.
The higher ones, probably from MBR European sites to the Eastern Hemisphere, were as expected inaudible: 17630, 17760, 21490. So only if those were more than 100 kW, would the total really add up to a megawatt. But also audible on WRMI 9955 and 7730: 9955 a few words behind 7570; and 7730 only slightly behind 7570.
9925 is audible, a traditional Nauen, GERMANY MBR frequency (which in May will resume for the summer with KBC Radio 00-02 UT Sundays to North America, ex-7375). It`s axually better than 9955 WRMI here, and 9925 is synchronized with 6025, poor here in Marti/jamming 6030 splash. 9925 is really the second-best frequency, not synch with 9955.
At 0406: ``This special multi-media program is coming to you direct from the space-puss [bus?] locked in orbit over region XM 42 of the planet Earth. This show is for all the tapers, rockers, poppers and decoders out there. Turn up the bass in your sound system. If possible, please record this for later analysis. Let us know if you tuned us in, qsl at stfradio.com --- that`s qsl at stfradio.com``
Indeed I did record the whole hour, from which I copied these announcements. There was no significant spoken content other than the announcements. A few times says ``warning: incoming digital mode``, and radiogram tones, such as at 0437, 0452. We`ll see what they transmitted, as no doubt roger in Germany [Austria?] copied the whole thing and will post the results.
roger hasn`t so far, via http://www.rhci-online.de/ but linx these:
Super Time Force Radio Int'l - not all stations play the game with:
0410: `This music is from the upcoming video game Super Time Force``. Later: ``Come visit our website stfradio.com``. As of 1448 UT April 20, they have marked out the WBCQ and WWRB frequencies, and say will respond to reports over the next few days.
0414: ``warning: the following digital mode may be unpleasant to your ears. You may want to turn down your radio``. 0424 QSL address again. Long digital portion, 0431 back to music.
That`s as far as I have got in playing back the tape before compiling this report, but noted at 0459 it`s over on WRMI with another ID and back to BS on 9955 and 7570, while 7730 goes off, having been extended an hour after RTI in Spanish until 0400. By 0459, 9925 is already off the air, typical MBR behavior (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15025, April 20 at 0112, JBA signal, but occasional fadeups, soon recognizing BS in mix with some other audio and then matched to two WRMI frequencies, 7570 and TruNews on 7455, as 15025 is the sum of them. Both fundamentals are quite strong, and in this case I can`t be sure whether this mix is transmitter- or receiver-produced; but the DX-398 is not usually subject to such in this bandarea. Can`t hear it on the PL-880, however (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7506.6, April 20 at 0118, WRNO still absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1150, Sunday April 20 at 1252 UT, local pubaffs show discussing private animal shelter, how dogs love peanut butter; website a few times but can`t copy it; phone in 915 area code, which means El Paso TX, matching eastish/westish DF, so it`s KHRO, 5 kW ND on day power starting at 1245 UT in April; 1215 UT in May. Prime format is Oldies per NRC AM Log 2013y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN. 12160, Sunday April 20 at 1305, open carrier with flutter, stronger than 12150 VOA `Jazz America` via Tinang. 1344 recheck, now 12160 in S Asian language, poor with flutter. HFCC A-14 shows: ``12160 1315 1615 41 TAC 100 131 10 156 1234567 300314 261014 D Mul UZB NEW RAM 2394`` -- but what is it, really? Aoki sows TWR India in variety of languages until 1615, but starting at 1315 in Hindi weekends, Dogri weekdays; and daily in Hindi between 1330 and 1400. WWCR doesn`t start 12160 until 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [and non]. 13800, April 19 at 2032, fair signal with Pope et al. in Latin, expecting Chinese as scheduled on this special broadcast; finally hear a few words of that at 2038. 13800 is only fair signal while // 17585 in English translation to Africa is fair with no flutter. 15570 in French is very poor with flutter; and 21560 in Portuguese is JBA. Same event into Spanish on WEWN 13830 running a second or two behind Vatican direct. 17585 goes off at 2103* after announcement that would be back tomorrow with more specials including ``Urbi et Orbi`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5730.0-AM, April 20 at 0513, big open carrier, some fading; could be a broadcast transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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