** BRAZIL. 6180, Nov 16 at 0108, RNA is still on, ID by // 11780 in music, but very poor here, still QRP, and squeezed by Vietnam/UK 6175 and México 6185.
11745, Nov 16 at 0118, weak distorted spur from 11780+ RNA is detectable by // during modulation peaks.
11745, Nov 16 at 0650, spurs somewhat stronger with 11815 also audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 6070, Nov 16 at 0107, CFRX is on, very poor station in English, seems not as potent as when it first came back. Nov 16 at 0653, all I hear is a SAH, which means both CFRX and Vatican are on. Anyone else find CFRX weakened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jamming Nov 16 during Chinese drama with percussion:
9150, Nov 16 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
9200, Nov 16 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
9230, Nov 16 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter
9280, Nov 16 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
9320, Nov 16 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
Enough! There were also some in the 7s and 11s not logged; no outofbanders in the 10s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 15425, Nov 16 at 0114, Chinesish songs, fair with heavy flutter, 0125 Vietnamesish? announcement. HFCC shows at 01-03, it`s CRI southward from Xi`an site, in language officially abbr`d Nan, which Aoki translates to Amoy, and so does EiBi, explained thus: ``Amoy: S China (25m), Taiwan (15m), SoEaAsia (5m); dialect of Minnan [nan]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 890, Nov 16 at 0617, `Club de la Madrugada` musical program, announcement that this date is an anniversary of something, imagine that. WLS is totally nulled and inaudible, and no Spanish competition either from the RGV; by nulling Cuba I can barely hear WLS. (Yet other Chicago and northerly signals are not weakened, strange propagation). The 890 Cuban is listed as 200 kW R. Progreso, in Chambas, Ciego de Ávila.
750, Nov 16 at 0622, with KAMA El Paso nulled, I hear same music as on 890 (altho with only one receiver handy, DX-398, cannot // them for certain). R. Progreso is also here, 10 kW in Palmira, Cienfuegos.
840, Nov 16 at 0620, Cuban music, with WHAS not audible. No doubt it`s 10 kW in Santa Clara, for which WRTH shows the name as Radio CMHW, but the callsign as merely CME --- is that correct? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9710, Nov 16 at 0103, RHC fair atop CCI also in Spanish, i.e. CRI at 01-03 via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN; way to go, Arnie!
6060, Nov 16 at 0109, still at 0118, 0126, 0137, 0146 chex, VG signal but open carrier/dead air from RHC. During slight fades, slight SAH can be heard from trace of a second station, maybe LRA Argentina scheduled weekends only, but is it active? Otherwise, PBS Sichuan, Chengdu aiming north; unlikely the Brazilian would be close enough to frequency for a SAH.
0652 recheck, 6060 is *still* dead air now when it`s supposed to be in English for a bihour, as the others of The Cuban Five are nominal. No one notices at the studio or site that nothing is being modulated for 6 hours?? Cost of electricity wasted could have fed countless undernourished Cubans.
11760, Nov 16 at 1401 `Cuba Campesina` ends late, right into news instead of a frequency announcement, as announcer pretends it`s merely ``9 de la mañana``.
13740, Nov 16 at 1407 check, CRI English relay via Cuba is not on the air at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9965, Nov 16 at 0101, R. Cairo, Arabic, good with flutter, whine and undermodulation
9860, Nov 16 at 0102, R. Cairo about same level as 9965, but just barely modulated in presumed Spanish
12035 & 12080, other two frequencies scheduled now are JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [non]. 9395, Nov 16 at 1348, barely audible talk and music between stronger Thailand 9390, Kurdistan 9400, so presumably Global 24 with Radio Cairo relay as scheduled at 1300-1430 on Sundays only, but totally unusable. We continue to be very disappointed by the poor signals of the G24 service on WRMI, while Brother Scare gets to blast in all day on 11825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 710.0, Nov 16 at 0710, choral Mexican NA, NE/SW, no het and followed by some song, not the Chihuahua anthem, so is this still XEDP? If so, it would be using the on-frequency transmitter and skipping the usual anthem. Could be from one of the four other states on UT -7 in winter: Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, BCS. On 710 that would be: XEPS Empalme, XEBL Culiacán, or XERK Tepic, respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1510, Nov 16 at 0128, still tracking the Spanish station here, now fairly good with WLAC easily nulled. Ad with a .mx URL, 0129 SEP PSA so it`s definitely Mexican; website in www and what must be a full ID but just can`t copy it. I normally don`t record while DXing as that will just add to the post-session reviewing I don`t have time for, but should do so in this case. On to EZL music and at 0132 `Pink Panther` theme. As usual, suspect XEQI Monterrey. New IRCA Log has it as a 10 kW, 24h daytimer, `La Nueva Radio` with FM 102.1 --- copying that frequency announcement alone would clinch it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, Nov 16 at 0137, S Asian music, 0144 R. Educación ID claiming 100,000 watts which is not the night power on 1060 and certainly not on 6185, but how impressive! YL DJ with long announcement about cross-cultural musical influences in India, 0146 to a 1977 record with an English title ending in ``Beauty``, Bharatian equivalent of scat-singing. We continue to be impressed by XEPPM`s eclectic music presentation, and now without significant ACI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, Nov 16 at 0112, The Mighty KBC, Giant Jukebox is not so good this week; fairly strong but unsolid signal via Nauen, GERMANY, considerable fading and distortion. 0119-0121, `DX Headlines` by Peter about the end of Radio Berlin International, including one play of its IS --- after all he only has two minutes. But Eric says there will be another DXHL segment later. All I catch is VOA Radiogram beeping at 0130-0131 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Nov 16 at 0139, swing music, 0142 Wolverine Radio ID, good signal. Nothing was on the pirate band during the previous semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 910, Nov 16 at 0600-0607 UT, slanted SRN News, with optional cutaways every couple of minutes, but this station stays with it for 7 minutes, followed by YL with local weather forecast including snow [and it has been snowing in Enid this morning for the first time this season], and finally KVIS ID. The signal was really dominant at first. Not always so, despite the day & night 1 kW patterns from Miamuh slightly CCW from east/west aiming right at us. NRC AM Log 2014 does not have it as an SRN affiliate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 11650, Nov 15 at 0117, Qur`an, good with flutter. Looks like RSO is here to stay for B-14 rather than 9500 altho it is still registered 00-02, and 11650 at 22-02. Is 11650 also on at 22-24, or upon also available 15355, 11630, 9740; and until 23, 13775 or 13800? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Nov 15 tune in just in time to hear mistimesignal end at 0115:18.5, its typical offset varying very little, SLBC sign-on, good with heavy flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [non]. (9395), Nov 15 at 23-24, `Sound of India` heard on Global 24 webcast, lots of mostly S Asian music presented by Keith Perron. Look forward to this weekly access (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EGYPT [non]
** U K [non]. (9395), Nov 16 at 00-01 UT, `Chelmsford Calling World Service` début program, is mainly about radio media, including promotion for the British DX Club. Only at 0045 do they move on to a musical segment. Heard on Global 24 webcast via WRMI in an apparent late booking. Original publicity said it would be on WRMI 9955 Fri Nov 14 at 23-24, and maybe it was in the block labeled on sked as `Media Network Plus`. That makes sense since this MN+ is a monthly one-hour compilation, and CCWS is also monthly, so don`t expect to hear it next or every week, but on the second Friday (altho by now it`s the third Sunday). More about it:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. NPR `Weekend Edition Saturday` Nov 15 had this neat piece on WFMU: text and audio link:
A new documentary about WFMU, the scrappy, chaotic and iconoclastic radio station in New Jersey, debuts today at the DOC NYC film festival. Sex and Broadcasting is described by the filmmakers as "an American tale of life, liberty and independent radio." In an opening scene, station manager Ken Freedman is on the air and delivers what amounts to a manifesto.
"WFMU is a heathen religion," Freedman intones over a swelling backing track, "tied up with toy pianos and distorted guitars and ritualistic bagpipe orgies of erotic dancing, weed smoking and mass mania with the beat pounding away in the background, always the beat. WFMU is radio for people who were picked last on the basketball team, for that one person who didn't go to the senior prom, for the misfits and malcontents, the slackers, hobos and dreamers." . . .
(via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1747: This time I start monitoring the KVOH webcast at 0227 UT Sunday Nov 16 as musical prélude is playing; at 0228 find 9975 has fair signal and good modulation this week; 0230 sign-on, program summary with correct 0400 = 11 pm Eastern time for final jazz hour; 0231:04, WOR 1747 starts. Next:
Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580
UT Monday 0359v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109v-CUSB
Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
UT Wednesday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, Nov 16 at 0101, WTWW in open carrier/dead air except for some whine, and not on 5085 either. Earlier on Nov 15 as I reported, they did have all three transmitters going at once. 9930 is off by 0114 check, but 5085 never shows up by 0145. Meanwhile, 9475 and 12105 are loud & clear at 0101 onwards.
5085, Nov 16 at 0653, now WTWW-2 is back on with country music, while WTWW-1, 5830 is playing typical cowboy music of SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490v // 9330v-CUSB, Nov 16 at 0104, WBCQ with music; and by 0113 I can tell it`s the same music on 5110v-CUSB but far out of synch with the others. Nothing on 15420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 4840, Nov 16 at 0106, WWCR-3 on as usual and not cutting out 320 times per minute like day frequency 13845 was earlier --- assuming it`s really the same transmitter. #4 is ``signed off`` 7520/5890 weekends from 23 to 05 (-04 UT Mondays), and could be substituting here.
Current gospel huxter asserts that ``Allah is not a real god, --- inspired by Lucifer/Satan, built on hatred, force``. I must disagree, and if you object to this characterization, the scheduled program is `Warning` with Jonathan Hansen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, Nov 16 at 0107, WWRB has resumed separate programming from 5050, YL gospel huxtress vs BS on 5050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 970, Nov 16 at 0559 UT, WDAY ID despite heavy QRM, as I am tuning into 960 for the KGWA Fox-hole. Fargo ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1000, Nov 16 at 1321 UT, ``Chicago, we`ve got you covered`` slogan, so WMVP, then autoparts ad, makes it thru with KTOK nulled as much as possible. Rarely heard here, but should be best after sunrise, as day pattern does not suppress west, while at night it`s east-only. FCC official sunrise in Nov is 1245 UT (Dec & Jan: 1315 UT). Meanwhile, unheard KKIM Albuquerque may be behaving itself following bad publicity reaching the management (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1510, Nov 16 at 0636 UT, with little WLAC, music, then ID as ``The Rock 93.7 FM and 1510 AM``, and again at 0641 UT. So it`s KCKK Littleton CO, in NRC AM Log as ``The Rock``, also on that FM channel, and with anomalous AM powers of 10 kW day, 25 kW night. How did they pull that off? Day and night patterns are tight figure-8s NNE/SSW, which should put very little signal toward us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1530, Sunday Nov 16 at 0657 UT, ESPN 15-30 with adstring including Franklin Mint, own iHeartRadio.com, call 844-BUYRADIO [so 844 is another toll-free prefix now?], credit union, Prizal? Lenses, vandal.com (? Sure sounded like that), finally WCKY ID and 0700 UT gospel huxter but not Brother Scare nor one of his psychophants, totally different not // SW. I was expecting to hear BS as usual after 0600 UT, as per AM station schedule at 1-3 am Eastern 7 days:
A Sunday anomaly, or has TOM dropped WCKY? The station would rather not admit it broadcasts anything but stupid ballgames and sports talk, no plain old program schedule to be found at
but another chance for cheesecake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1530, Nov 16 at 0135 UT, Spanish talk weakly with WCKY nulled, maybe peaking circa SSW. There are only two Mexicans on this frequency, and two SS Texans, KGBT Harlingen now with Univisión América, 50/10 kW, night pattern lobes to the SE and WSW, `nothing` to the north, yet probably still more likely than Radio Mujer, KZNX Creedmoor (Austin market), 220 watts night, U7 meaning three different patterns for day, critical hours and night. Maybe could match KGBT to Ua`s KAMA 750 sometime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org