** BANGLADESH. 15505, Feb 15 at 1359 BB IS to mistimesignal ending at 1359:40.5, very poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Feb 15 at 0653, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNB/RNA provide only very poor signals, but they`re there and shouldn`t be at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers late UT Feb 14:
13920, Feb 14 at 2329, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter
13890, Feb 14 at 2329, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter
And morning of Feb 15:
11720, Feb 15 at 1510, CNR1 jammer with giveaway sounder, fair with flutter, // 9680 at 1516. 11720 is vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait (and followed at 16-17 by VOA Tibetan via Thailand also *jammed per Aoki)
11865, Feb 15 at 1512, CNR1 jammer with sounder, mixed with its victim which is RFA Tibetan via UAE; // 9680
9280, Feb 15 at 1518, CNR1 jammer, very good with flutter but not synchronized with 9680; vs 100-watt RFA relay via Sound of Hope
9440, Feb 15 at 1519, CNR1 jammer, good // 9680, CCI. Vs RFA Chinese via Saipan. No exhaustive OOBandscan undertaken now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE [and non?]. 7390, Feb 15 at 0655, RFI in French with QRM from another carrier making a very fast almost rippling subaudible heterodyne. 0700 check, both are off. Next task is to monitor continuously whether they both go off at the same time or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9935, Feb 14 at 2337, ERTOpen good with music and not motorboating at the moment, // stronger 9420. Both not on every night.
9420, Feb 15 at 0653, good with Greek music, 9935 not on now. Reports are that new government will be reviving ERA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUYANA. 3290, Feb 15 at 0659, BBCWS IDs, timesignal one second slow past 0700, billboard `Weekend` show to follow the news. Does Voice of Guyana not insert any local top-of-hour IDs during the BBC overnight relay? Usual poor signal but enough to copy the above; I had just found BBCWS itself missing from 9460 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 13600-13605-13610, Feb 14 at 2331, heavy noise, very rough unlike the usual DRM sound, but with sharp edges. HFCC shows AIR in English at 2230-0045 from Bengaluru as NOT DRM, but Aoki says it is digital. But no Aoki aste*isk as for the 10-11 AIR GOS on 13605 which is analog and is jammed. Maybe we are getting DRM and ChiCom noise jamming both now, the latter also perhaps a variant of DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Feb 15 at 0652, RNZI is audible with newsy report, only fair signal but quite an improvement over 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Feb 14 at 2335, RUI via WRMI, outroducing news with ID as ``Radio Ukraine International``, unlike the sign-on which says ``Ukrainian Radio`; and next the announcer introducing the ``Saturday program`` shortens it to just ``Radio Ukraine``, so maybe all these variations are really insignificant. (Just so they don`t ever have to call it ``Radio New Russia``.) Good signal but there is a bit of overmodulation/distortion not noticed before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 9460, Feb 14 at 0654, no signal from BBCWS English relay via ASCENSION, which is normally reliable during this hour. Poor signal still on 9915 as always with ute hash ACI on the lo side. In an HFCC schedule last modified 9 Dec, 9460 is supposed to be on from 06 to 07, and 9915 from 06 to 08 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Sunday Feb 15 at 1356, Global 24 announcement rather than R. Cairo, which I assume is still missing from this relay, altho still on the schedule grid whose URL I miniaturized to http://www.tinyurl.com/G24sked
as 1300-1430 Sundays (and 1100-1220 Mondays). The sked is still dated December 2014, tho I think some changes have been made since then but still not fully updated to mesh with reality (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5890, Feb 14 at 2325, surprised to find VG signal here on a WWCR frequency, with rock/blues music. Feb 1 edition of online WWCR sked shows #4 is supposed to be OFF THE AIR on Saturdays from 2300 until 0500 UT Sundays --- and when it is on then, during the M-F 23-03 UT Tue-Sat span, it`s on 7520, not 5890.
But further listening reveals this show is `Last Radio Playing` with Alan/Alun/Alynn/Allan/Allen Gray/Grey/Graigh, via WWCR. At 2333 introduces Clarence Carter with ``That Road of Love``. Local references to Nashville area, so an in-house produxion? A secret transmission of WWCR: will it be on every week? Title is not in the alfabetical listing of programs, but searching the entire sked, it`s spelt Allan Gray, with non-secret times: Sat 07-08 on 4840 and 3215; Sat 20-21 on 12160, Mon 21-22 on 9350; UT Wed 00-01 on 5070 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1120, Sat Feb 14 at 2347 UT, anti-radical-Islam talk show, criticising the president for not being anti-that enough, mentions ``on a Friday afternoon`` so apparently not live. Good signal with KMOX totally nulled, this looping roughly N/S. Phone 1-800-684-3110 and mentions ACLJ.org which is the American Center for Law & Justice. Looks like they are pro-Jewish, but prime suspect is the new Christian station, KTXW in Manor (Austin) TX.
ACLJ has an extensive list of radio affiliates (including lots of translators), but you have to search it state by state and there is no 1120 listed in TX (or OK or MS, the only other possibilities). So I go directly to KTXW program schedule,
to find Sat at 5-6 pm CST it`s `Jay Sekulow Live`, and guess what, the click-on link on his name leads right back to ACLJ.org --- so this is KTXW, now branded as ``The Bridge``. It`s 5600/155 watts U4. Day pattern has major lobe NW, minor SE. Night pattern is broad from NW to SW to SE, nulling toward KMOX. Still on day pattern: official sunset in Feb is not until 0015 UT (March: 0045 UT) (If KEOR Tulsa etc. dead air carrier is on now, like still on daytime groundwave, it`s completely overridden.)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6770-USB, Feb 14 at 2340, 2-way in Spanish, nothing from oldtime radio pirate audible tho others further east are getting it all the time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 21750 & 21650, Feb 14 at 1506, VG signals with open carriers, lite fading; both off at 1514 recheck. Much weaker than WHRI 21600 blaster; 21540 Kuwait good as usual, so could be from eastern or western hemisphere. Greenville, maybe? Nothing in HFCC for either frequency at any time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1636 UT February 15
** ALBANIA. 7425, Feb 14 at 0230, no signal from R. Tirana for next few minutes at least, tho 7420 Iran is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, Feb 14 at 1359, BB IS, mistimesignal of 5+1 pips ending at 1359:36, fair with flutter, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Feb 14 at 0216, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are audible. By 0629 next check they are quite louder, and also audible the weaker second-order one around 11714 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, morning of Feb 14:
13920, Feb 14 at 1327, CNR1 jammer, but gone after 1330
15540, Feb 14 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter, cuts off at 1335.5*. Must have been against Voice of Tibet, 15542, via Tajikistan at 1314-1335 per Aoki, altho I did not notice a 15542 het/carrier
15570, Feb 14 at 1336, weak carrier here, must be a CNR1 jammer against 15568 V of Tibet via Tajikistan, which I am hearing, q.v.
13890, Feb 14 at 1338, CNR1 jammer, VG with flutter; none in the 14s
13530, Feb 14 at 1339, CNR1 jammer, VG with flutter // 13890
12560, Feb 14 at 1340, CNR1 jammer, VG with flutter // 13890
12980, Feb 14 at 1340, CNR1 jammer, VG with flutter but a split second behind the above ones
11580, Feb 14 at 1345, CNR1 jammer, good and way over WRMI with Brother Scare, tsk2; // 13890. Aoki shows it`s here because of a 0.1 kW Sound of Hope, Taiwan relay of R. Free Asia which could be active any time between 2300 and 1610; not necessarily on a daily schedule
11430, Feb 14 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter; None in the 17s, 16s or 10s
13920, Feb 14 at 1441, CNR1 jammer, good with heavy flutter (no longer on 13890 as previous hour)
12500, Feb 14 at 1443, CNR1 jammer, good with heavy flutter
12910, Feb 14 at 1443, CNR1 jammer, very good with heavy flutter
12980, Feb 14 at 1443, CNR1 jammer, good with heavy flutter
15745, Feb 14 at 1444, CNR1 jammer, good with heavy flutter; no 16s
17585, Feb 14 at 1447, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter, // 13920 but an echo apart.
15745 and 17585 are vs VOA Tibetan via Thailand and Lampertheim, Germany, respectively, this hour only, daily, and not jumping frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 4765, Feb 14 at 0308, R. Progreso quite undermodulated and hummy, also suffering from CODAR QRM. This once adequate transmitter is ailing. Meanwhile we`re still waiting for Arnie`s 3365 to activate with RHC. Has he said anything about that lately on DXUL? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, Feb 14 at 0628, very poor in Spanish, so now it`s the turn of this RHC transmitter to run overtime past 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [and non]. 9860, Feb 14 at 0218, R. Cairo is axually modulating sufficiently to copy during news in English! and only lightly distorted. Yet I`m just making a quick check and don`t have time to keep listening, missing the chance of a lifetime. Then:
9965+, Feb 14 at 0218, R. Cairo Arabic resembles the situation on 9860, but with added whine.
9905, Feb 14 at 0220, R. Cairo`s other Arabic is minus any modulation, but that means less QRM for the OTH radar pulses (Cyprus?) spanning 9898-9923 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE [non]. 9395, UT Sat Feb 14 at 0622, RFI via WRN via Global 24 via WRMI, I happen to catch `The Sound Kitchen` again with Susan Owensby, with winners of a previous quiz, in Nigeria, Denmark, Gambia, something about naming the American hostage recently released by Cuba.
Next quiz is to name the top two presidential contenders in Nigeria and their parties. Good luck! Deadline for entries is 23 March, and results to be announced 28 March. It seems these quizzes are weekly, but with 5+ week deadlines ahead. She reminds us times for this segment are Saturdays at 0452, 0622 and 0752 (UT), even tho it was already underway when I tuned in at 0622. Closes with a requested Valentine tune, partly talked over, `Annie`s Song` by John Denver. VG signal now from G24 as habitual this late, unlike earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUYANA. 3290-, Feb 14 at 0617, Voice of Guyana, talk in English in BBCWS relay, seems same as on 9460 Ascension, but a few words out of synch. Very poor signal as we wonder if still running 1 kW. Presumably Jamie is waiting for replacement parts to arrive, and he may have gone home to NY in the meantime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. In my remark about the only 18-19 MHz band activity, R. Azadi at 0430-1130, WTFK? 19010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Correxion: call of this station on 900 is XEDT, not XEDP as I erred in original report (XEDP is the 710 in same city). Tnx to Bruce Conti for catching this. I also must have mis-spoken it on WOR. Corrected here:
900, Feb 9 at 1313 UT, Spanish music, then DJ greets `la comunidad de Mojita`` [? no such place found in Tejas or México], then tear-jerker country music in English! Loops NE/SW. Time check for 6:15 so UT -7, temp in F and C, somewhat Spanglish, and mentions ``Radio Caballo`` (Radio Horse??) 1316 ad for a sorteo; then INE and other federal PSAs, so it`s definitely Mexican, and another from the Instituto Electoral de Chihuahua about urnas electorales, so that clinches it as XEDT in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. DJ resumes ``música cowboy`` with ``Cotton Fields``. Yet this is deep in the heart of Chihuahua, not on the border. Have heard XEDT several times before, not with this format, so maybe a recent change, and maybe not full-time. Cantú has XEDT as 5/1.5 kW, ``Hits FM`` // 98.3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1760, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NAVASSA. 21300-USB, Feb 14 at 1450, K1N making quick contacts, pileups on the hi side, but as I tune in, another clueless ham tries to call him on same frequency. DX-pedition has been running almost two weeks, how much longer? Check the updates at http://www.navassadx.com/
Today they are contacting only ``ATNO`` All Time New Ones; see the detailed rules. They are already dismantling with some of the team departed, and will finish on Sunday Feb 15, QRT at daybreak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Feb 14 at 0620, very poor carrier detectable, so I guess RNZI is still on but not really propagating, preventing us from enjoying the RNZN Saturday-night request show this week, sob. Could have been on wrong frequency 9700, but that`s still occupied by Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Feb 14 at 0640 UT, KGYN ID in passing during US Country music, VG signal, obviously on ND day pattern from Guymon instead of protecting Philadelphia. This is a very common situation with KGYN which I hardly bother to log, but so strong tonight there can be no doubt (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 91.1, Feb 13 at 2019 UT, KKRD Enid is off, uncovering weak signals, no doubt including more gospel huxters, 100 kW KCFN Wichita, and/or 100 kW KJRF Lawton OK, unfortunately less likely 100 kW KANZ, High Plains Public Radio, Garden City KS.
Very unusual. Only 200 watts, but from the Broadway Tower in central Enid at 97 meters up makes for bigsig in the area, with Air One, Christian rock, just like its 90.9 neighbor from OKC/Edmond, KOKF. KKRD is back on by 0615 UT check Feb 14. This station started out from a local church as KBVV, including some local programming, Moody net, then probably sold at a big profit to Air One.
88.3, K202BY Family Radio translator in Enid remains off Feb 14.
94.3, KLGB-LP Enid, after a *few days* of dead air, is remodulating by 1630 UT Feb 14.
105.5, K288FX, has remained on the air whenever checked, after some outages previously reported uncovering inside Enid, public radio from OU, 105.7 KROU Spencer OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 15568, Feb 14 at 1336, presumed V. of Tibet, poor in non-Chinese as scheduled in Aoki via TAJIKISTAN until 1337, with het on the hi side, unusually stronger than its CNR1 jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1760 monitoring: confirmed Friday Feb 13 after 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770. Next:
Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
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. 7490-, UT Sat Feb 14 at 0221, not Allan Weiner, but Pirate Joe, about to wrap up a show. Not listening earlier from 0100, don`t know if he substituted for AW the entire span, but probably. He`s plugging program sales for WBCQ, contact shortwave @ WHVW.net which is his own 500/57 watt station on 950 in Hyde Park NY. WHVW programming is sometimes relayed by WBCQ as a backup/default. 0225 says he will be back Saturday at 6 pm [23 UT] for `Shortwave Saturday Night``. 0227 pause, WBCQ canned jingle, and JIP Brother Scare before 0228. Meanwhile, 5110 was in other programming, and 9330 still AWOL. VG signal now circa 7490 with the ex-9330v transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 910, Feb 14 at 0650 UT as I am dozing off, rock music from the NW/SE, 0713 UT awaken to hear a Radio Disney ID. Can`t be WFDF in Michigan, wrong direxion and no longer Disney, so has to be KWDZ Salt Lake City UT, which however, NRC AM Log 2014-2015 notes had been silent since Aug 2013 (as of Aug 2014). But NRC AM Switch reported 8/22/14: ``Formerly silent stations informing the FCC that they are no longer silent: 910 KWDZ UT Salt Lake City – Silent since 8/17/2013, returned to the air 8/14``.
Yet I don`t get any other hits on the NRC website as if no one had really logged it. There is a log in IRCA of KWDZ by Nigel Pimblett, Alberta, on Oct 16, 2014. I had heard it in Oct 2011. Now it`s steady with KVIS Vinita OK from the east nulled. 5/1 kW, KWDZ day pattern has a good lobe toward us, but not its night pattern; hmmm. It sure is taking a long time for Disney to divest itself of all those unwanted stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 940, Feb 14 at 0646 UT, ``AM 940, The Legendary WN##`` YL ID, then classic rock. I assumed this would be easy to trace, but no such slogan for a 940 in the NRC AM Log. DF-wise, far most likely is WMIX Mt Vernon IL. At their website http://www.wmix94.com/ I don`t find any ``legendary`` branding, however. Night pattern is tight slightly clockwise from E-W so not very favorable for us; day pattern is 90 degrees from that, almost N-S; 5000/1500 watts. As name implies, format is a mix, basically news/talk/music day, music overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1809 UT February 14
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org