** ALBANIA. 7425, Oct 29 at 0230, R. Tirana audible but very poor; about equal level to 7420 Iran which has more fading but also more modulation. Should Albania go to 49m? 6100 and 6105 appear to be clear.
7425, Oct 30 at 0244, again very poor. Is something wrong at Shijak, low-powered instead of 100 kW? Nearby Greece maintains good signal on higher band, 9420. Romania on 7395 also has a much better signal than Tirana, but it`s always superior with newer 300 kW Continentals and high-gain antennas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 5995, Oct 29 at 1301, RA news poor via Brandon, an echo apart from 6150 via Shepparton, so no Matilda-Waltzing today; 24 hours later I can`t hear 5995 at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, Oct 30 at 0619, extremely distorted spurs from 11780 RNA during EBC ID and music; a little stronger than before but not yet blasting. Any such signals are unacceptable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 13605, Oct 30 at 1314, CNR1 jammer, good signal, mixing with Cuban pulse jamming against non-Martí, Commies v Commies, but gone at recheck 1316: that`s because target was AIR Chinese via Bengaluru which ends at 1315, tho inaudible here.
6045, Oct 30 at 1353, Chinese with fast SAH, probably CNR1 jammer against IBB Mandarin now scheduled 12-14 at 30 degrees via THAILAND, also toward North America. If it`s // the radio war on 7385, it`s far out of synch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 11910, Oct 29 at 1303, CRI English has still replaced the relay of Spain in Spanish, despite no B-14 HFCC registration for this frequency which had been Beijing site in A-14; and not // 11900 which is registered as CRI English via Kunming, and running ahead of // 9570 via Cuba. So 11910 & 11900 are carrying two different program hours among the five or so available from CRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9783-9837, Oct 29 at 0109, the RHC 9810 transmitter is putting a buzz field out to plus and minus 27 kHz, peaking worst at +/- 10-15 kHz. Fundamental itself is only fair strength and undermodulated. This is especially bad news for 9820v Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KOREA NORTH [non]
** CUBA [and non]. 9490, Oct 29 at 0111, R. República via FRANCE is still on listed frequency, now about equal level to wall-of-noise jamming.
13820, Oct 30 at 1315, lite pulse jamming against nothing, just in case R. Martí should ever resume this abandoned frequency. Also more Cuban pulse jamming on 13605 mixing with ChiCom jamming against India, altho R. Martí does not open until 1400.
11930, Oct 30 at 1319, wall-of-noise jamming now atop R. Martí as the DCJC has finally realized that this RM frequency opens an hour earlier than in A-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [and non]. 12080, Oct 29 at 0102, R. Cairo, fair with flutter, just barely modulated, presumably Spanish, ex-12070
9860, Oct 29 at 0102, R. Cairo, fair with flutter, JBM, presumably Spanish, ex-9315
11710, Oct 29 at 0102, very poor carrier enough to make a het with Argentina, but probably no longer Cairo, moved to 12035? HFCC shows CNR Beijing until 0130; (and also AIR Delhi in English until 0045)
9965, Oct 29 at 0104, R. Cairo, good with flutter, undermodulated Arabic, usual whine.
9905, Oct 30 at 0617, R. Cairo, fair with flutter, JBM in Arabic, lite RTTY QRM. This is obviously the B-14 replacement for A-14`s 13850 with same characteristics; HFCC shows 02-07, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Abis to W Europe and C&E N America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, 9415, 9935, 7475, ERTOpen not on any of these frequencies Oct 29 at 0113 check. 7475? John Babbis` hypothetical ERTOpen schedule calls for 7475 at this time, but we`ve not heard them on 7 MHz for months; and he also shows 7445 at 05-08, which would not be a good idea due to BBC Ascension at 05-06; ERT`s other 7 MHz frequency used to be 7450, so not sure how he got 7445. Now he thinks they`ve stayed on the A-season schedule maybe until December.
9935, Oct 30 at 0245, ERTOpen is on, but strangely, poor and much weaker than good // 9420. Usually 9935 is only marginally weaker than 9420 so something has changed in power or azimuth (assuming there is not a sharp MUF between them, only 515 kHz apart) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9526-, Oct 29 at 1258, off-off-frequency VOI carrier is now detectable after a few days` absence, not that it does us any good. Also Oct 30 at 1312 making a tell-tale het of ~4 kHz with the 9530 China radio war (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 13640, Oct 29 at 0529, NHK World Radio Japan with complete English schedule which it can fit into only one minute minus the sites, and does so at the end of every broadcast. Whence this? UAE, a surprise to me, but the other one at 0500 should be better here.
From sked leaflet via BC-DX, all the English with sites added:
0500 13640 UAE, 9770 France
1000 9625 Japan (only one direct!)
1200 11740 Singapore
1400 11925 Palau, 11695 Uzbekistan
1800 11800 South Africa
(Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1745, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 9595, Thu Oct 30 at 1357, R. Nikkei I, fair with English lesson mostly in English, about Scottish separatism (topix based on almost-current events), ``that`s all for this week``, sponsored by Akin (? Sounds like) Foundation of Japan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 11860, Oct 29 at 1305, RHC now has heavy CCI from music, hymn? And fast SAH. HFCC B-14 shows it`s a WRN service via RVA PHILIPPINES in Korean. BC-DX lists it at 13-14 as V. of Wilderness on 10-degree beam from Palauig, which carries on to N America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. Oct 29 at 1330 I am looking for a new frequency from Shiokaze, JAPAN. Nothing heard on 5910, 6135, 6165; algo else on 6020 with music. 1341, here it is on 5985, talk and piano music, poor signal past 1405 when it`s very poor. No het audible from Myanmar.
5985 recheck Oct 30 at *1329, sign-on Sea Breeze in English at 1330:10, still poor signal, past 1355 very poor. So English is still on Thursdays; no sign of a co-channel or het from Myanmar, but if it`s on, QRM for sure in Asia. Ivo had not yet found the correct new frequency at 1330, but lists these alternatives registered, some on the 41m band for a change which I think they have never employed: 5910/5985/6135/7220/7260; and at 1600-1700 which one of 5955/5975/6070/6110/6135/6165/6185/7240/7245 ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Oct 29 at 0525, singing presumably Kurdish from Denge K., fair with flutter and no QRM now; this block is via PRIDNESTROVYE, ex-11510, where it`s also ex- circa 1300 when we had just been enjoying good reception until end of A-14; now 9400 collides with FEBC Philippines in our mornings, no good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 640, Oct 29 at 0536 UT, Spanish song, 0537 mention ``BM Radio`` grupo. I already know this operates in Chihuahua, heard on some other frequencies, so which of the two 640s in that state? From http://www.gbmradio.com/ it`s XEJUA in Juárez, as their Parral affiliate must be one of the FMs. Usual references are not helpful when searching by Grupo (except for some national chains), altho this is a significant part of a station`s identity and likely to be mentioned on air as in this case. Even the search funxion within http://mexicoradiotv.com gets no resultados for BM Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1190, Oct 29 at 0123, mentions Padre Miguel Ángel ---, program promo for `El Tiempo de Dios` miércoles en ``Contacto 11-90``; website in .mx (not to be converted to music!), ad for PAN party, Policía Federal PSA, Secretaría de Gobernación. Loops N/S. That slogan leads right to Monterrey NL in WRTH 2014 (i.e. from more than a year ago) and the 2014 IRCA Mexican Log: XECT, 10/0.1 kW, I wonder which? Lots of QRM to combat on this channel. Cantú also agrees except name as merely ``Contacto`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 5950, Oct 29 from *1258:50, RNZI pops on with Bell Bird IS, no announcement before TS and news, so making the QSY from 13840 properly for a change. Website gives full B-14 schedule on AM as: From 0459 11725, 0759 9765, 1059 13840, 1300 5950, 1551 9700, 1746 11725, 2151-0458 15720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1745, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Oct 29 at 0119, synthetic YL voice starts and stops intermittently, mentions pirate radio and an e-mail address. Free Radio Café forums shows 6925 occupied by Satan Radio until 0105, and Peskie Party Radio at 0141, but in the meantime? HF Underground forum which has more activity includes it in this thread by Rafman:
as WAHR, Automated Halloween Radio. Expect lots more pirate activity the next few nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [non]. 5980, Oct 29 at 0100, JBA carrier, but 0108 still there after which R. Chaski should have cut off according to previous precession tracking. It`s harder to do this tnx to WRMI being on 5985 with BS. However, instead of slightly on the hi side for R. Chaski, carrier seems right on 5980.0 matching non-offset of 5985.0, so suspect Chaski is off (or reset earlier), and now there`s something else on 5980. And indeed there is per HFCC B-14: BBCWS via UAE at 0100-0200 in Hindi, then Urdu, 250 kW at 70, then 60 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 13660, Oct 30 at 1314, as soon as I tune in, ID ``Huna Bucharest, Sautu - Rumania`` or something like that, RRI in Arabic, still on correct frequency instead of originally typoed 13560. In my previous report I mixed up which broadcast was shown as 13560: this one, not the Chinese at 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 17628, Oct 29 at 1319, BSKSA still emitting the extremely distorted blob here from 17625 transmitter, while 17615 is OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Oct 29 at 0114, open carrier fair with flutter; 0114:47.5 music starts; mistimesignal until 0115:19 and SLBC opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035, Oct 30 at *1326.1 VP carrier from TRT, back here for 1330 English as always in B-seasons; I had just been hearing their IS running late at 1324-1325* on 17755 following the German broadcast with fair to good signal. Same old story: both are 310 degrees to W Europe, but for reasons unknown, over full-day path, TRT thinx they have to drop down over 5 MHz for English which would also be reaching N America if it stayed on 17 MHz.
The full VOT B-14 English schedule: 1230 on 12035, 1730 on 11730, 1930 on 6050, 2130 on 9610, 2300 on 5960, 0400 on 9655 & 7240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1745, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 7445, Oct 29 at 0112, poor signal with W&M dialog, uncertain language; HFCC B-14 shows BBCWS alternating half-hours in Pashto and Dari at 0100-0330, first hour via Woofferton, second hour via Oman, finally Armenia at 0300-0330 (plus Farsi via Pridnestrovye at 0330-0430).
7445, Oct 29 at 0522 check, BBCWS now in English via ASCENSION confirmed as expected in B-14 to provide a very good signal over here like ex-7355, despite aiming ESE toward Africa, during this hour only.
5875, Oct 30 at 1352, BBCWS in English, poor, but better earlier. Now scheduled at 12-15 daily, 25 degrees via THAILAND, which is also good for N America. I hope they are no longer jumping to different frequencies by day of week in a futile attempt to confuse ChiCom jammers, instead confusing casual listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 7545, Oct 30 at 1355, good in Cantonese, but mostly advanced English lesson explaining that ``always glued to her seat`` is not to be taken literally. It`s IBB at 13-15 via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, VOA or RFA? Unseems jammed as the Han don`t consider Cantonese that important (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1744 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday Oct 29 at 1341, fair on WRMI 9955: from next week it will be at 1415 UT. Also confirmed before 2130 on WBCQ webcast and hardly audible on 7490v: from next week to be at 2200 UT Weds with more propagation. Also confirmed fair before 0400 UT Thursday Oct 30 on WRMI 9955: from next week to be at 0430 UT Thursdays.
WORLD OF RADIO 1745 monitoring Oct 30: confirmed first SW broadcast at 1248, starting at 1230 UT Thursday on WRMI 9955, good signal with no QRM: from next week this will be at 1330 Thursdays. Further airings this week:
UT Friday 0325v on WWRB 3185 (we hope, after download problems lately)
Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH 9975
Sunday 1000 on WRMI 5850 [no time shifts on this and the next]
Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580
UT Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB [one hour later now]
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Furthermore, from UT Nov 7, Global 24 via WRMI will be carrying one of the earliest airings of WOR, UT Fridays at 0030 on 9395, preceded by their own mailbag, followed by a ham radio show. Plus a couple more airings of WOR to be finalized. Here a list of programs, quite a few others already on WRMI too:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330, 7490, 5110, Oct 29 at 0112-0118, all three WBCQ frequencies are off in prime-time, as on their weekday schedule. However, check them all plus 15420 for special Hallowe`en programming in honor of Wolfman Jack at uncertain times Oct 31-UT Nov 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, Oct 29 at 0101, WTWW-2 is still on day frequency with BS, not on 5085 yet, unlike in A-14. HFCC B-14 indeed shows the change times for this are 1400 & 0200. Not that it makes any propagational sense to run a day frequency *later* in the winter, but for now it`s holding up. The same UT span was also registered in A-14 but day-night switch from 9930 to 5085 was really being made at 0000. There could be a further shift Nov 2 after DST is off. 9475 and 12105 are also still on as usual after 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15610, Oct 29 at 1316, open carrier/dead air from WEWN English; finally at 1325 carrier cuts off and on and off and on, then adding modulation in progress before 1326. They woke up in Vandiver or Irondale.
12050, Oct 30 at 1318, WEWN Spanish with considerable talk CCI which is lacking on // 11550. B-14 sked shows at 13-14, IBB Tibetan via TINIAN is also on 12050, which means ChiCom jamming as well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 750, Oct 30 at 1256 UT, Univisión América mentioned, i.e. KAMA El Paso TX. It`s still obviously running 10 kW ND instead of licensed 1 kW and direxional westward day and night; it QRMs WSB any time of night, often dominating frequency, and has done so for months, tho I quit bothering to log it. No one cares, least of all WSB and FCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1000, Oct 30 at 1259 UT, KKIM AM 1000 weather, ``New Mexico`s Christian Heritage Station`` making usual very slow SAH, almost zero-beat with KTOK OKC. Another one which appears to be cheating most or all of the time, 10 kW day power ND instead of 38 watts at night. In fact, it overrides KTOK here unless carefully nulled. Official Albuquerque sunrise in Oct is 1315 UT; November, 1345 UT. It also has a 42-watt PSRA from Sept thru March, limited by KOMO; yeah, right. Also commonly heard any time of night; sometimes hear Spanish on 1000 instead also making slow SAH with KTOK, which is XEFV in Juárez, per IRCA Log a 24-hour daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1440, Oct 30 at 0631 UT, ad for something on I-470, which I soon find in the southeast corner of Kansas City MO --- but there is no 1440 station there, nearest being Topeka, which is too far for 1 kW at night.
Googling quickly reveals that there is *another* I-470 loop around Topeka KS (and yet another around Wheeling WV; these loops get duplicated without enough different numbers in the inadequate decimal system, but surprisingly so close as KC and Topeka). So anyhow, this is KMAJ in Topeka KS, the Big Talker. Soon displaced by an ESPN station, likely common WGEM Quincy IL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1540, Oct 30 at 0627 UT, R. Jalapeño (i.e. KEDA San Antonio TX) announces a new FM frequency, 87.7, back to tejana music. Confirmed as such with top billing on https://www.kedaradio.com/ updating NRC AM Log 2014 listing as // K272EK on 102.3. Logo has call letters inside, what else, a green pepper. KEDA BTW may allude to ``quedarse`` = stay tuned.
87.7 of course has to be a Franken-FM, licensed as low-power TV. FCC TV Query shows
as KFLZ-LP on channel 6, 0.5 kW licensed, 3 kW application, owned by
B COMMUNICATIONS JOINT VENTURE, Corpus Christi, and you`d never know it`s really to operate as an FM station of an AM station (and is it really on 87.70, 87.74, 87.75 or 87.76?). Correspondence Folder shows original application (for the power increase?) as of Aug 21, 2014, was mutually exclusive with KCWX DTV on ch 5 in Fredericksburg, to which KFLZ would cause interference. Nothing mentioned about Franken-FMing. I wonder what they are using for video? Pat Dyer could tell us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN. 15755, Oct 30 at 1401, S Asian song, 1402 speech ending with Amen, sounds sorta Burmese. HFCC listed as TWR via Tashkent at 1300-1530 with no languages specified. Last year this was in Hindi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search around sunrise Oct 30 at 1249-1254 UT: JBA carriers on 594, 702, 774, 864, 882, 972, 1053. Neighbor Richard Allen has been getting a lot of these lately with some audio via his souped-up ferrite antenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org