** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, Jan 27 at 0624, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are weakly audible, now centered closer to mid-channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [and non]. Re collisions with CFRX, 6070, I meant to say A-15 HFCC, not B-15 quite yet! Corrected:
In A-15 HFCC [not including North Korea, Brasil, etc.] registered conflicts will continue to be the 25 kW ROB, Germany, 24 hours; Vatican Latin at 0530-0615 (hour earlier than now) and also 2040-2100 in Arabic; and IBB São Tomé at 2000-2030 daily in French. CFRX is not registered, nor are CBC on 6160 & 6160, nor anything on that frequency. I vaguely recall that before its demise, RCI would courteously register the other Canadians (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15700, Jan 27 at 1408, CRI English relay, discussing horible prison conditions in Heilongjiang; is still here for a second day, ex-13740. No ICDs today, but big hum; wiggle that patchcord! 1508 recheck, now awful bigger hum surges and recedes; also splatters from 15680 to 15715, edging against 15720 NHK via Madagascar in Hindi from 1430.
Maybe the Cubans did not want to move from 13 to 15 MHz as originally planned last summer, because they knew the transmitter couldn`t take it, and they were right. Still need to check whether 9570 is still on at 12-14 instead of 13 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, Jan 26 at 2157, ERTOpen is on in Greek // weaker 9935
15630, Jan 27 at 1508, Greek talk, fair with echo
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Jan 27 at 1319, very poor signal in Korean; so KCBS is making it, while no TP carriers are, inside the MWBC band. 3480 clandestine is stronger to poor level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1570, Jan 27 at 0608 UT, XERF is playing what must be the state song, after the national anthem. I keep trying to hear Coahuila mentioned in the lyrix, but do not. Yet it`s frequently repeated per:
0610 on to full ID for AM and FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Tue Jan 27 at 0556 check, WRMI is VG tonight and back to BS, singing, instead of Hamada Radio International relay as heard last week, so I ask Jeff White: ``Hi Jeff, Could you please explain what`s going on with Hamada Radio International. Last week we were hearing it at 0530-0600 UT on 11580, but last night it`s back to TOM. I can`t find anything about this on your website. A test? If not on WRMI, is it going to be active again via MBR, and if so when and where? Glenn``
And he replies Jan 27: ``Hamada was a test on WRMI for one week. It's on from Media Broadcast [Nauen, GERMANY] 0530-0600 on 7350 and 1930-2000 on 11865. The 1930 bc is Mon-Fri; 0530 is 7 days a week. Jeff``
Jeff, Tnx, however, the two broadcasts you mention are not in current B-14 skeds from HFCC, Aoki or EiBi, so are you sure they are currently active? Or maybe just restarted, if so, when? They were listed in A-14. I`ve yet to check either by monitoring. And Jeff re-replies:
``Yes they are active. Just recently activated, started January 19. Jeff`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake shook WOR HQ computer screen and chair, Jan 27 at 1558:55 UT. USGS says it was 4.0, 19 km S of Medford (i.e. toward Enid), 3.0 km deep at 1558:40. As usual, several seconds earlier. If the times ever match, I suppose it will be a direct hit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Jan 26 at 1557-1600+ UT on caradio, KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa, is *still* open carrier/dead air. Also at another check 2138 UT. And still OC/DA by 2011 UT Jan 27. Is the management so out of it, they don`t even know they are burning kW for nothing over a few days now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Jan 27 at 1330 UT, ``ABC Sports Radio update``; why do we need this when we have various ESPNs? 1333 UT, joining Radio Oklahoma Network for ag news, but first an ad for a bank in Sallisaw and Fort Smith [AR], so it`s KYHN. Some SS CCI presumably El Paso (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 105.5, Jan 26 at 2112 UT, one of my wildest dreams has come true. The local Enid translator is off the air!
This allows OU`s public radio station on 105.7, KROU Spencer OK to be audible inside Enid, at least on the caradio; some picket-fencing, but usable, now during the BBC news hour.
On 105.5 itself there is now a weak signal from Stillwater, at 2141 UT Jan 26 ID as ``Cowboy Country 105.5``. That`s KGFY with 4.2 kW ERP. It has ACI from 105.3 KINB Kingfisher; hard to believe it`s only 930 watts.
105.5 in North Enid is, or was: K288FX, 250 watt translator of Educational Media Foundation, a national gospel-huxter front. Tho COL is North Enid (why??), site is Broadway Tower in downtown plain old Enid, along with several other FM relays, and KXOK RF 31 & 32 [q.v.]. 105.5 antenna height AGL is allegedly 60 meters. It`s still off at 1615 and 2011 UT chex Jan 27; may it ever be. WTFDA database says 105.5 was relaying 88.9 OKC KYLV, K-Love. BTW, the Broadway Tower is looking more and more like a white elephant, besides an antenna platform: it`s still not open as an hotel to replace an office building.
As I wrote KGOU HQ station, have you finally complained to the FCC about this mere translator interfering with KROU, to get rid of it, or is it just a breakdown and may come back?
Afternoon of Jan 27, this reply comes from KGOU/KROU: ``Hi Glenn, Good to hear from you; I hope you are doing well. Sorry to say that the 105.5 FM translator may just be down for repairs or something. Their license is still good -- the Educational Media Foundation.
As for 105.7 FM from Alva -- I looked it up. Seems an owner from California has obtained a construction permit for the frequency, and he has until this coming June to get it built and on the air. KRDR-FM will be the name. It will operate at 50 kW, should get into North Enid just fine. Sigh.
We don't have a leg to stand on at the FCC with regard to the 105.5 FM translator. KROU is not supposed to get there in the first place so we can't argue that it cuts KROU off. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
My best to you! (Karen Holp | General Manager, KGOU Radio | Chair, StateImpact Oklahoma/The Oklahoma Public Media Exchange | The University of Oklahoma Outreach | Copeland Hall, Room 300, Norman, OK 73019`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Check of KXOK-LD, Jan 27 at 2115 UT: NO signal on main RF channel 31. But RF 32 is active, as 31-1 with KXOK PSIP black and silent; 31-2 with color bars, silence, and M-FOX PSIP. But nothing on 31-3 which was formerly color bars labeled Azteca. Or rather there is a `bad` weaker signal on 31-3 which does not decode. How could that be any different from 31-2?
RF32 transmitter is the intercity relay WQOS306, which is hardly needed, since there is no programming! Would you believe that online skeds still continue to imagine KXOK is with Retro TV, gone for more than a year? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3905, Jan 27 at 1323, JBA carrier detectable vs LSB hams, presumably Kavieng still on; had just checked 90m and found none (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 15555, Jan 27 at 1455, open carrier/dead air from SMG VATICAN, prior to 1459 opening R. Tamazuj. Good signal today and far enough from 15555 WJHR-USB, but even better, very good on // 15400, also SMG.
What accounts for such a disparity? Both are registered 250 kW only 11 degrees apart, 139 and 150 degrees, but radically? different antennas per HFCC, 616 and a 216, respectively 15400 and [ex]-15550. Key shows:
So everything`s the same except for A and E, which means what?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1757 monitoring (correct number, despite some typos previously): confirmed on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, Monday Jan 26 at 2201:49, sufficient, following ConnectorZone ad, ID and a semi-minute of Feature Story News headlines. Also confirmed just after 1200 UT Tuesday Jan 27 on WRMI 9955, when I was momentarily awake: good signal. Next:
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15420, Jan 27 at 2005, no signal from WBCQ, tho all other US outlets on 19m are well audible: 15555, 15610, 15730, 15770, 15825. 15420 is scheduled 18-22 UT with `Global Spirit Proclamation`. Can there ever be too much snow upon Monticello to stay on the air? Check 9330, 7490, 5110 later today. Meanwhile, Allan basks in Florida, hi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Jan 27 at 1420, KVOH is a JBA carrier; about 1430 it starts to build up and only takes a few minutes to reach very good daytime level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, Jan 27 at 2008, WTWW-2 remains off whenever checking, such as now, or 5085 at night, while 1 & 3 are active on 9475, 12105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 760, Jan 27 at 1341 UT, nulling KCCV Overland Park KS and thus getting rid of fast SAH, the otherstation is playing praise music, 1344 segué, 1348 country gospel; 1350 UT weather for somewhere in Arkansas, 41 degrees; therefore: KMTL Sherwood, 10 kW ND daytimer. Not a trace of Denver yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 830, Jan 27 at 1338 UT just after sunrise here, non-ID twice as ``99-3 Jazz[???] FM``, music style classic rock, loops E/W. NRC AM Log has the answer: WGUE Memphis TN, 3000 watts D1, but CP for 8000/2 watts U1. Format AC/OLD, // W257CY ``99.3 Guess FM`` and it`s in AM $tereo. WTFDA FM database agrees on the //, i.e. translator tail wagging this dog of an AM, but as a K-Love, apparently no longer that. 830 Tucson with 50 kW day power might pop in later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1690, Jan 27 at 0605 UT, ``Talk of Chicago, WVON`` ID, and program opening including WVON in Morse code, once, then soul music theme. Also accompanied by IBOC noise, audible vs 1680 weak KRJO, not so much vs 1700 stronger pileup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 3975, Jan 27 at 0631, no signal from Vatican Radio for Latin Mass; checked here after 6070 was well atop CFRX. Late coming up on 75m? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SUDAN [non]
UNIDENTIFIED. 2660, Jan 27 at 1317 UT, JBA music from likely KGLD Tyler TX second harmonic of 1330; need to chase this earlier from 1200 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4895, Jan 27 at 1325, very poor signal with talk, vs CODAR, likely 50 kW ND AIR Kurseong grayline, rather than 10 kW ND Murun, Mongolia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2129 UT January 27
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org