** CHINA. 15540, June 2 at 1336, CNR1 jammer, fair with VOT het on hi side; none in the 16s or 17s. See also TIBET [non] 18930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 15400, June 2 at 1257, nice music from HCJB in Indonesian, I thought, wrapping up with addresses in Bali and Singapore, but Aoki shows Rawang at 1230-1300 after Indonesian until 1230. Then hit at *1258 by carrier, SAH and modulation from the RHC leapfrog of 15340 over 15370 until HCJB off at 1300*. Meanwhile, I found that RHC was modulating on 15340 but not 15370, just a carrier, until both were modulating after 1300.
11760, June 2 at 1348 tuneby, RHC is off tho it was on a few minutes earlier; cuts back on circa 1351 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 9880, June 2 at 1211, piano concerto vs pointless Cuban pulse jamming at roughly equal level, then more classical piano, 1219 vocal music, 1220 announcement in Korean, so it`s KSDA which conveniently inserts a Korean hour between two CRI Burmese broadcasts on 9880 from Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9690, June 2 at 1349, S Asian vocal music, poor signal, but AIR GOS at 1330-1500 is finally unblocked by WRMI moving BS away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. Sporadic E opening underway at tune-in to channel 2, June 1 at 2139 UT; peaks more to the SSE than SSW, so maybe XHY-TV Mérida, Yucatán is in the CCI mix. Main show is a movie with sombreros and violins.
XHY has an easily accessible webcast via SIPSE, but I find no match. I do find, however, that since last summer, XHY has changed from Televisa: local as in W9WI.com, to ``Gala TV Mérida``, i.e. the Televisa-9 network, but presumably with some local programming too. They have another webcast linked for XHCCU in Chetumal QR (which is channel 13, so never mind).
By 2150, the dominant show I am seeing on 2 is about OVNIs = UFOs, ``Tercer Milenio``. 2155 an unknown bug in UR; 2157 fade-out, 2202 algo fades back in.
2148 on 2, another fade-in; now it`s a drama on Televisa-7, net bug UR
2252 on 2, now a talk show with Televisa-2 star net bug in LR
2259 on 4, something with loud Spanish audio, video without CCI; discussing theatre, film; show logo is CONTRA CAMPO. Googling that finds it belongs to the Foro network (Televisa-4) and last week was about Cannes
2323 on 2, large font on screen very briefly in two lines: NICA RAGUA, in and out. Of course, I would love this to be Managua on double-hop, but not much to go on, as a Mexican could have done that in connexion with the Mundial or something. Couldn`t get a webcast to work.
UT June 2, resuming monitoring:
0106 on 2, f bug in LR = Foro TV, Televisa-4 net; also at 0129
0129 on 4, loud audio again, maybe same station as before, ads; 0131 for BUD LIGHT HOY
0132 on 4, Televisa-5 net bug LR; things are so volatile, can`t be sure the 0129 and 0132 notes are from same station
0152 on 3 and 5, algo on these two channels, mostly vacant earlier
0203 on 2, heavy CCI here
0225 on 2, good video, but audio JBA, defect? Interview; bug in lower left in a circle, probably for program rather than station/network
0227 on 3, action drama, Televisa-5 bug in LR
0318 on 2, f bug in LR = Televisa-4
0400 on 2, still CCI from Es, but lightning storm is approaching here
June 2 at 2035 UT tune-in, another Es opening, with CCI on 2 in Spanish southward; 2042 make out Azteca-13 bug in UR, and some video on 3, but nothing further develops (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, June 2 at 0604 UT, KZLS is in open carrier, dead air except for constant hum; still so at 0631 UT. Maybe STL knocked out by storm. Too much noise to pull anything else thru it, but would likely be WTNI/KBJA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. After a T-storm wave passed thru Enid, we find three adjacent FM frequencies with open carrier/dead air on the PL-880: lost power and/or STL somewhere along the line, or is it just a Monday morning pause, as the transmitters are kilowatting:
88.9, K205FW, Enid, the Oasis Network 250-watt translator, its new callsign per WTFDA database while FCC FM Query still shows it as K206CA which could only apply to is former frequency 89.1.
89.1, presumably KMUW Wichita KS, the usual signal audible here with the translator moved, or possibly KYCU Clinton OK
89.3, presumably KIEL Loyal OK.
These three still exhibit dead carriers at final check 0625 UT. Meanwhile more much-needed rain to come overnight totalling 3.5 inches here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020-, June 2 at 1158, JBA carrier can still be pulled thru, despite WRMI on new 5015 which is plenty weak, and so is 5025 Cuba at this late hour; SIBC cutoff at exactly 1159:00*. A few minutes earlier also had carrier on 4755 from presumed Micronesia, but it must have gone off first (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 18930, June 2 at 1341, JBA signal likely CNR1 jamming against RFA Tibetan via KUWAIT; except I can`t make a match to CNR1 on 15540 or 11785; maybe is that but way out of synch, otherwise Kuwait itself on its Monday-only frequency during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1723 monitoring: brought up the Area 51 webcast at 0300 UT Monday June 2: it`s running, but silently; abruptly at 0308, WOR is joined in progress. Then I check 5110v-CUSB, and can barely hear music, not WOR in the noise level. Wonder what happened.
Next: Tuesday 1100 & Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955, q.v.
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 2100 & probably Thursday 2100 on WBCQ, 7490
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Analyzing the updated June 1 WRMI graphic frequency schedule, we find significant changes affecting WORLD OF RADIO. WOR airtimes have not changed, but there is no longer a NW beam part of the time on 9955 --- the entire 24 hours are on the 160 degree beam, away from the rest of North America. Previously, one WOR airing was during the 315-degree beam, Wednesdays at 1315. That and other times remain: Thu 0330, 1230, Tue 1100.
9495, that curious extra frequency carrying WRMI programming, mostly DX shows, at 00-01 UT, has been dropped. Officially labeled as a FSI (Family Radio) channel, it`s replaced by 5015, presumably still with WORLD OF RADIO UT Sundays at 0030, but usually the previous edition.
The major change is more and more WRMI airtime for Brother Scare --- get him while the getting i$ good! I`ve added up all the `C` blox (ugly olive-green color-coded), and guess what, they total exactly 700 hours per week, surely no coincidence = 100 transmitter-hours per day, or on the average 4+ transmitters at once. But this does not include another 112 hours per week of BS on the beautiful blue 9955 RMI frequency itself (84 hours a week = 12 hours per day), and via Radio Africa Network, 28 hpw = 4 hpd for a grand total of 812 hours per week via Okeechobee, or averaging almost 5 transmitters at once.
The major additions are 5950 and 11825 which are with BS for 24 hours a day each! Here`s the condensed schedule:
kHz UT xmtr-azimuth
5015 05-22 3-160
5950 00-24 14-181
7570 01-11 11-315
7730 22-02 1- 44
9955 05-10 10-160
9955 14-21 10-160
11565 22-06 9-151
11730 00-05 4-160
11825 00-24 12-315
15190 04-08 7- 87
15770 12-21 9- 44
The 5 MHz frequencies are for the Caribbean, where presumably they hold up during the daytime at a certain close range. They are inaudible here, not even a carrier, e.g. at 1946 UT June 2. (Nor is Cuba audible on 5025 or any 6 MHz frequency in the daytime.) BTW, all 14 transmitters are in use at one time or another now except: 5 and 6. IIRC, #6 was the one out of service, permanently?
The big sig toward us on 11825 means a major clash with ChiCom CNR1 jamming and VOA Chinese via Philippines at 09-13: we could still hear that underneath WRMI at 1205 June 2. Also bothered is NHK Japanese only 10 kHz away on 11815. We`ll no longer be able to hear the Holy Qur`an music service from Riyadh on 11820 at 18-23 UT, nor probably without QRM the Kazakh service of Iran on 11820 at 0120-0220.
Some good news is that WRMI has dropped 9690 for the BS service, reaudiblizing All India Radio GOS in English at 1330-1500. I`m urging Jeff not to resume 9690 in another season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, June 2 at 1945, WTWW-3 is in Spanish. Website schedule has finally been updated to show: ``Transmitter 3, 7 days, The Bible World Wide, 12 PM CDT till 9 PM CDT, Frequency 12.105``, i.e. 17-02 UT, no more in the mornings, but no details of languages replacing long-outdated info. We`ve reported various languages hit-and-miss, but not tried it monitor the entire 9 hours which may not be reliable anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, June 2 at 1340, KVOH with strong signal but rather distorted musical modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2305 UT June 2
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org