** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 7290, Nov 25 at 0052, not an AM ham unless he is speaking Pashto, and conversing with a lady, as in R. Ashna scheduled 0030-0130 (second half in Dari), via Lampertheim, GERMANY; 0053 ID in passing, fair signal.
Say, howcum we never hear a single ham transmitter carrying a conversation between two people? Is that outlawed, even when in contact with a third party? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ALBANIA. 7465, Nov 25 at 0029 check, R. Tirana`s Albanian hour to N America has fair signal with some hum, no QRM adjacent or co (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA [and non]. 11711-, Nov 25 at 0041, RAE still in Portuguese during this hour, poor over 11710 het, presumed AIR GOS via Khampur until 0045. Aoki still hasn`t updated with the swap of English and French at 02 & 03, but EiBi has; and of course, RAE and HFCC are mutually exclusive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 13630, Nov 25 at 0640, RA is VG with report about corruption in the Solomon Islands; also // 12080, 11945, but 15240 is JBA. Once very reliable, 13630 is often inaudible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11745, Nov 25 at 0636, distorted RNA spur is JBA, while 11780.1 is still good level but somewhat weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Nov 25 at 0101, RHC English is very undermodulated, while loud and clear on 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [and non]. 12035, Nov 25 at 0039, Chinese making a fast rippling SAH with R. Cairo, i.e. per Aoki, CRI 0000-0057, 500 kW, 200 degrees from Xi`an; while Cairo here is 250 kW, 282 degrees from Abis, 2330-0200 Arabic & from 0045 Spanish.
9965, Nov 25 at 0043, R. Cairo fair with flutter, whine, Arabic, undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 15205, Nov 25 at 1425 poor signal with sermon in English, 1428 outro as People`s Gospel Hour from Boston MA, 1429 dead air until 1430* with no ID. Aoki shows it`s Pan American Broadcasting due east from Issoudun, to S Asia at 1415-1430 daily, expanding to 1400-1445 on Sundays, no doubt when more preaching is required (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9935, Nov 25 at 0043, ERTOpen, Greek talk, poor and abnormally nothing to // on 9420 (or 9415 or 9410 or 9405) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9445, Nov 24 at 2150, AIR GOS with Indian classical music, 2200 news, 2210 commentary, 2215 economic review, pop music fill until 2230*. Times approx. as I was dozing/napping. Fair with flutter here and better than 9395 Global 24; // 7550 and 11670 both inferior, and with ACI from Japan 11665; anyhow, Cuba is no longer co-channel on 11670. I suppose the mailbag `Faithfully Yours` still airs Mondays circa 2120? A plain old programme schedule unseems available at new website
and F.Y. is not among those archived
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. See USA: 9395
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. See USA: 9395
** NEW ZEALAND. 11690-DRM & 11725-AM, Nov 25 at 0637, RNZI has both transmitters on; others report during previous hour both were intermittent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 11650, Nov 25 at 0042, RSO fair-good with classic ME singer, in style of Umm if not herself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980+, Nov 25 at 0030, JBA carrier, very slightly on hi side as signature of presumed R. Chaski, in heavy splash from 5985 WRMI BS. Still detectable at 0101, but I`ve had enough instead of listening more minutes trying to determine the current cutoff time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1748 monitoring: confirmed Monday November 24 at 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 --- JBA at first, but fully readable by 2228.
Next: UT Wednesday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395. This is to be replaced by UT Sat 0401 when fresher, with the Wed airing continuing perhaps one more week. Then:
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. 9395, Nov 25 at 0634, RFI via Global 24 via WRMI is very poor to poor; 9955 is somewhat better, 11825 inaudible, and 7570 good, but by 0644, 9395 has resurged to very good level, report about Zimbabwe as this service is Afrocentric, a legacy of colonialism. Hey, RFI, France once owned Oklahoma too!
9395, Nov 25 at 1357, KBS World Radio via Global 24 via WRMI, fair-good with two quiz questions, but did not catch what the prize is. 1359 outro as via WRN, G24 ID overlapping with news bits, and back to WRN for NHK relay. Tuesday sked of Global 24 continues to show instead: 13-14 Classical Worldwide, 14-15 Old Time Radio Drama. At 1430, KBSWR is reopening! Surely for only a semihour as Democracy Now is firm at 1500? Unchecked today. However, it`s to be rescheduled to original live time of 12 UT, still repeated at 23 weekdays.
Phil Workman tells me the planned experiment with a more westerly daytime azimuth Nov 24 from 1300 did not come off due to transmitter problems; TBA a retry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Nov 25 at 0038, WTWW-3 on, but only poor signal in Yoruba, for all the Yorubans in Nigeria listening at 1:38 am. It seems the Yorubans already have a well-developed ancient, complex religion
and the word Christ is mentioned nowhere on it. So the Biblers have their work cut out for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7489.8, Nov 25 at 0047, WBCQ is in Spanish --- so it must be their only SS program, `Frecuencia al Día` -- yes, now scheduled UT Mondays 0030, report from Mexican correspondent about Blackberry, then someone from Argentina about his early DXing years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1510, Nov 25 at 0059 UT, CBS Sports Radio ID after ads, dead-air during legal ID time, 0100 UT back to CBS Sports Radio; no Spanish now, and WLAC nulled. Network website and NRC AM Log agree there are three affiliates on 1510. On
there are 483 entries, 50 to a page, but many of them duplicates! And you can sort by frequency! But only on each of 10 pages, confusingly mixing in FM and AM, and some with commas, some without.
KGA Spokane WA, daytimer WPUT in Brewster NY; and --- 5 kW daytimer KBED in Nederland TX. While KGA would be nice, it`s surely KBED, too ashamed to utter its call letters after sunset which in November is officially 2315 UT (sunrise 1245 UT; December, 2315-1300 UT). Furthermore its ``daytime`` direxional pattern is NNW/SSE, just right for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1735 UT November 25
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - email@example.com