** BOLIVIA. 5952.45 approx., March 13 at 0039, Radio Pio XII, Siglo XX, in nicely at fair level, from talk to Andean music, later talk unseems Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6040, March 13 at 0046, Brazuguese mentions ``canal aberto`` --- not exactly, but it`s RB2, much better on 11935v. Not heard on 9725 lately tho I have not pursued it there assiduously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 6090-, March 13 at 0044, ANGUILLA is still AWOL, audiblizing Brazuguese weak signal slightly on the lo side and hetting an even weaker signal; it`s R. Bandeirantes, as // 9645v, also off-frequency causing a different-pitch het.
The only other station scheduled on 6090 at this time is CNR2 in Geermu, China, circa grayline which also appears on 4800 with CNR1. We can safely disregard long-gone R. Esperanza, Temuco, Chile, despite retention on Aoki list (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, March 13 at 0131, let`s get the distorted crackling modulation spike peaks log out of the way early tonight, tho lacking any further out such as 11710. // 11780.1 fundamental source of RNA/RNB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9860, March 13 at 0111, R. Cairo, overmodulated and horribly distorted Spanish (I think), good signal level.
12035, March 13 at 0111, R. Cairo with open carrier/dead air instead of Spanish, very good signal, tho, and with a humwhine.
9965, March 13 at 0112, R. Cairo, good signal, undermodulated Arabic not distorted, and humwhine at same pitch as 12035: both Abis.
12080, March 13 at 0117, R. Cairo, fair signal, suptorted music modulation matchable to 9860 Spanish service: both Abis too per HFCC (hunting thru HFCC, I see that the other size ABZ, Abu Zabaal, is not scheduled anywhere between 0045 and 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, March 13 at 0114, no signal from Voice of Greece, which is the case more often than not, but now logged to definitize it. Non-logs of stations missing from where they are supposed to be are at least as significant as the contrary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 6100, March 13 at 0123, Qur`an on poor but clear signal, from one cantor, then another. Q at this hourpart is mandatory from IRIB (except for multi-hour services already in progress), and sure enough that`s this: Urdu at 0120-0220, 500 kW, 94 degrees from Kamalabad. 0126 YL announcement in S Asian language, mentions habari; then OM low key talking; 0129 music; 0130 three rising chimes, presumed ID and news theme, but not the one I was expecting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6876.05-AM, approx., March 13 0056, finding nothing in the 6.9s, but here is a fair musical signal on the typical Crystal Ship frequency, slightly on the hi side. I discovered this all by myself; no tipoff received from John Poet tonight. Soon a Beatles tune; 0102 ``You are tuned to the TCS shortwave relay network`` last couple words echoing, then synthetic YL voice with address TCSshortwave@gmail.com and then a sea chanty(?); 0108 ``You`re riding The Crystal Ship Bubblegum Express on the TCS shortwave relay network``, ``Mr Tambourine Man``, more music, but at 0119 check it`s off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 13 at 0035, JBA carrier, presumed R. Chaski; from 0102 I am monitoring intently as there now seem to be two carriers slightly apart beating with BFO. Projected Chaski cutoff 6 nights since last check should be circa 0105:41 but cannot detect any difference then or for two more minutes, but still beating, so maybe both Chaski and BBC/UAE are still on, or it`s just propagational wavering from UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA [non]. 11905, March 13 at 0115, no mistimesignal to log from SLBC, as the Trincomalee transmitter must be missing; and still not heard at 0133. Not a propagation problem, as AIR Urdu service is in at usual fair level with flutter on 11620. However, I do get a JBA carrier on 11905: CNR6 Amoy service, 100 kW from Beijing site is also listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5110, March 13 at 0107, WBCQ is off, but I know it was on with something when I previously tuned across before 0100. Maybe it was an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` repeat despite nothing on the 5110 program schedule for weekdays.
By now, 0108 UT, much stronger WBCQ 7490 is Brother Scare, timeshifted to 01-03 except UT Mondays, and with an extra hour until 04 on UT Sundays, says the sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, March 12 at 2048, WTWW-1 is still open carrier/dead air. And still March 13 at 0109, 0133 chex; and back on night frequency 5830, March 13 at 0212, 0304, 0337, 0418 still dead. Closing in on at least 24 hours of dead air, including two frequency changes. Maybe they are automatic, or accomplished by remote control without anyhuman having to hear whether there is anything modulating.
The feed from SFAW HQ must be getting to the banx of the Upper Cumberland River, since the WTWW-1 webcast is running:
But don`t you believe the schedule on the flash player, with two wrong frequencies long abandoned: 5755 and 9480!
However, 12105, WTWW-3 is on and nominal with Brazuguese March 12 at 2048, English March 13 at 0133. If one axually listened to the content of foreign-language Bibling, one would find them extremely repetitious, same shows over and over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6125+, March 13 at 0052, JBA carrier definitely on the hi side, maybe RN Uruguay which was reported active last week with 300 watts. Only station in Aoki at this hour is CNR1, Shijiazhuang until 0100, so I should have rechecked after then. RNU would more likely be off frequency; has anyone measured it precisely? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0423 UT March 13
** ANGUILLA. Caribbean Beacon still missing for a third day, checked as follows with NO signals: March 11: 2125 UT 11775; March 12: 0516 UT 6090; 1345 UT 11775 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See USA KVOH
** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 12 at 1359, BB IS, very poor with flutter, mistimesignal ending at 1359:15.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11675, 11710, 11745, 11815, 11850, March 12 at 0523, panoply of cracking spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB: the outer ones are just a trace, while the inner ones are awful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9200, March 12 at 1238, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair with flutter; still there at 1317 with target CCI, and // 9350.
15940, March 12 at 1357, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
16530, March 12 at 1358, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter; no 17s, 14s
16100, March 12 at 1358, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [non]. 7220, March 12 at 0521, CCI clash as always during this hour since B-14 started: ROMANIA in Romanian, and the other must be CRI English via ALBANIA; what were they thinking? Yes, they are aiming near-opposite direxions, but two European sources that close are bound to interfere with each other even inside respective targets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9535, March 12 at 0515, RHC Spanish is still running here and on // stronger 9710. Outdated sked prior to DST shows 9535 was supposed to finish at 0500, 9710 at 0600.
RHC English is on all 5 overkill frequencies at 0516 March 12: 5040, 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165.
11930 is again on with unlisted RHC colliding with Martí: see separate log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7405, March 12 at 0519, wall-of-noise jamming against Radio Martí (unlike 23 hours earlier when clear of jamming).
5980, March 12 at 1254, R. Martí fair with no jamming, as the DentroCuban Jamming Command is apparently still out of synch.
11930, March 12 at 1342, RHC Spanish is again colliding with R. Martí, on unlisted frequency, playing games? Normally these two avoid each other and leave the jamming to noise transmitters. It`s an echo apart from 11950 RHC, while 11860 & 11760 are also on with their own QRM problems. At 1344 some pulse jamming is briefly added to 11930. By 1418 next check, all Cubans gone, but RM is remarkably weak, while 13820 is heavily jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 13710, March 12 at 1346, AIR GOS good with flutter, ``Indian Melodies`` from the movie ``Hiway``, much stronger than // 9690 and 11620. But overcome at 1400 by CRI English on 13710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 3345-, March 12 at 1241, very poor talk, 1252 losing but still detectable by 1300. No doubt it`s RRI Ternate, as heard the day before, much better by Ron Howard and Walt Salmaniw on the west coasts, measured 3344.85 or 3344.864. They were also getting 3325- RRI Palangkaraya, but I can`t detect even a carrier from that today. Maybe off again? March 11 they both closed around 1502-1503* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MALAYSIA [and non]. 11665, March 12 at 1419, poor signals, music and talk mixed, so CRI English via Urumqi, EAST TURKISTAN, ruining what little signal we can get from RTM Wai FM.
9835, March 12 at 1419, different music than on 11665, no CCI, but ACI from usual 9830 RTTY, very poor from RTM Sarawak FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RWANDA. 15700, March 12 at 0527, VG signal, W&M in strangely accented Arabish, maybe because it`s Adventish, this hour via doomed Kigali site; tho beamed 30 degrees, it`s the SSOB by far, between some deep fades; 0529 pop music, 0531 segué to more from AWR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 15550, March 12 at 0528, tone jamming against nothing; since on 15555 we hear Arabic YL with R. Tamazuj IDs in passing, poor. So they`ve outsmarted the jammers again. The 04-06 ``PNW FPU`` broadcast via MADAGASCAR is still listed on 15550 by HFCC, Aoki & EiBi. Usage may vary from day to day. R. Dabanga follows at 0530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1764 monitoring: confirmed first airing UT Thu March 12 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair; and 1230 March 12 also on WRMI 9955, good signal, no jamming. Next:
Fri 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sat 1930v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO
Sun 0315v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
As chances to hear WOR on SW are reduced, you may want to subscribe to a podcast: three different sources are linked atop
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9975, March 12 at 0330, KVOH is just barely modulated; still such at 0513 during DGS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, March 12 at 0517, WTWW-1 is open carrier, dead air except for some hum. Still so at 0535, 0606+ chex; and STILL so at 1239, 1317, 1345, 1355; and STILL SO after QSY to day channel 9475, March 12 at 1415 check. I leave a receiver on it, and remains silent by 1633 when I finish this report. Thus we are spared from racist, sexist, deadist PPPP crap from Laporte. How can a SW station run for hours and hours with no modulation and nobody at the station notice or care? What does it take for whoever is responsible to get fired? Wake up, Ted! At least WTWW-3 carrier was not on 12105 this time; nor any sign of WTWW-2 on 9930 or 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1560, March 12 at 1310 UT, organ and choral hymns, good at first from NE/SW, nulling NBC Sports, presumably KEBC OKC, but losing it by an announcement at 1314 UT. Likely KLNG Council Bluffs IA, 10 kW ND daytimer, only religious format around here, tho it`s closer to NNE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN. 9500, March 12 at 1319, S Asian song, poor with flutter, CCI. Presumably CVC The Voice Asia, via Tashkent in Hindi; and a non-jammer CNR1 transmitter is also listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [and non]. 9920, Thu March 12 at 1234, neat hymn on harmonica, poor-fair and no whoop-whoop jamming audible until talk starts a minute later. Per Aoki the 1230-1300 semihour, due west from Iba, PHILIPPINES with 100 kW, is in Hre on Sun/Tue/Thu/Sat; Bahnar M/W/F. Aoki also says it`s FEBA using an FEBC transmitter (is there really any difference?). EiBi`s language list http://www.eibispace.de/dx/README.TXT
says Hre is spoken by 100 kilopeople in Vietnam, and Bahnar by 164 kp. Can`t let those Christians infiltrate the minorities! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 774, March 12 at 1249-1252+, JBA carrier from NW, no doubt 500 kW NHK, the #1 TP signal if any remnant make it to here. Nothing on some others checked in the <1000 1247="" 1566="" and="" digest="" dx="" hauser="" lenn="" listening="" ok="" our="" range.="" span="" sunrise="" today:="" ut="">1000>
UNIDENTIFIED. 1470, March 12 at 1308 UT, Spanish mentions Los Ángeles, 1309 ``un nuevo día más, radio por la mañana``, maybe a searchable catch-phrase? Yes, but nothing clix. Soon fades; loops approx., E-W, but too much QRM from any other direxion to be sure. L.A. could be mentioned anywhere, but there is a SS in CA, KUTY in Palmdale, 5/5 kW U4. Per the NRC AM Log 2014-2015, other 1470 USA SS are in: FL, IA, MN, NC, PR, all of which are even less likely than CA, unless the DF is way off, from IA. This is 20 minutes after LSR in Enid.
Group site http://highdesertbroadcasting.com/ shows only this one of the cluster lacks its own webpage, but listed as:
``KUTY 1470 AM – Hermosa - Spanish Music/Talk/News``
Or could it be a Mexican? Possibly XEACE in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, 1/0.1 kW. This late I haven`t heard any other N/W Mexicans on lower channels, tho 1570 XERF is still audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 3241.5-SSB, March 12 at 1243, almost continuous talk tho in SSB could seem like a broadcast, until pause and another transmitter replies; very poor but seems like Chinese or some Asian language. Nothing making it from Korean broadcasters on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1654 UT March 12
** ANGUILLA [non]. 6090, March 11 at 0600 no signal; 11775, March 11 at 1342, Caribbean Beacon remains off, clearing the latter for weak AIR signal. Meanwhile, circa 0610 we could still hear PMS both on 9975 KVOH, and 34 seconds earlier on 5935 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 11 at 1359, BB IS, very poor; mistimesignal ending at 1359:19.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11710 & 11745 & 11815, March 11 at 0538, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB remain unmistakable here, somewhat weaker on 11710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, morning of March 11:
14920, March 11 at 1350, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter; no 12s or 13s
14870, March 11 at 1351, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter; out of synch with the others by several words; none in the OOB 15s
16750, March 11 at 1353, CNR1 jammer, poor, ahead of 14920
16530, March 11 at 1353, CNR1 jammer, good
16450, March 11 at 1353, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter
17170, March 11 at 1354, CNR1 jammer, fair, almost // 16530
17200, March 11 at 1354, CNR1 jammer, poor
16920, March 11 at 1424, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter; no 13s, 15s
16530, March 11 at 1424, CNR1 jammer, // 16920, fair with flutter
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, March 11 at 0600, RHC is off this frequency, neither Spanish nor English: need to check it earlier. Now the others are all in overkill English: 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165: or rather jazz music at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7405, March 11 at 0608, Cuban music, R. Martí VG with no jamming audible; but pulse jamming vs nothing on 7365, and 6030 beneath wall-of-noise jamming. Seems the DentroCuban Jamming Command is confused as usual by the DST time shifts, even tho both Cuba and US do it in lockstep (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9690, March 11 at 1329, miscellaneous pop music, never IS, 1330 opening AIR GOS in English announcing 9690, 11620, 13710; poor but clear, into news; 1340 Comment[a]ry about India-Sri Lanka relations: Tamils need to coöperate. At 1347 I have bandscanned up to 13710 and find a much better signal here during vocal music, good with flutter (but to be ruined by CRI in a few minutes) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, March 11 at 1323, RNZI `Dateline Pacific` with news from island after island, now about Cook Islands getting some new coinage, including one that`s triangular. Only fair signal, not as good as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1650, March 11 at 0639 UT, KCNZ Iowa ID in passing; even when aimed toward Sallisaw I get KCNZ and no trace of KYHN. But at 1258 UT March 11, KYHN poor signal promoting Iphone and Android access, ``Arklahoma`s conservative talk radio``. Must be underpowered and/or sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. (RF 13, virtual 13.2), OETA OKLA channel, March 9 at 1700 UT is really screwed up. `Charlie Rose` is supposed to replay now, but instead we`re getting `Antiques Roadshow`, then for a few minutes video if not audio replaced by `Technical Difficulties` slide in the style of traditional circular test patterns, photoed:
This screenshot is from a tape and loses a lot of resolution; fine print at bottom are IDs for the four main stations of the network. But the tool icons in the middle show up nicely.
Finally gets this unravelled and joins Charlie Rose in progress a few minutes later. May have something to do with current `Festival` fundraiser disrupting normal programming. (Axually I was watching this on Suddenlink cable 140, but could have seen it directly, with constant breakup as both my external antennas can`t pull in OETA reliably, unlike OKC full-power stations on UHF.)
The Oklahoma Network claims it is the medium most trusted by Oklahomans, and has the most (proportional?) viewership of any PBS sub-network; yet The Oklahoma Observer, March Observerscope column says: ``Dart: to the Republican-dominated Legislature, starving the state`s crown jewel, OETA --- now the lowest-funded public television network in America``. That`s Oklahoma for you! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1763 monitoring: confirmed Wed March 11 from 1315:40 on WRMI 9955, rather weak with ACI on both sides, persistent RTTY on hi, Japanese clandestines via Taiwan to N Korea on lo side.
Also confirmed via the Wide-band WebSDR Utwente tuned to 7265-USB at 1535 UT Wed March 11, quite sufficient, but by 1540 I`m hearing some CCI singing underneath, which per Aoki would come from CRI via Kashgar in Hindi, or CNR2 via Baoji-Sifangshan 724 site. Clear again a few minutes before 1600, then total takeover by CRI in Russian, Beijing site listed to the northwest, as Hamburger Lokalradio is over. Next WOR:
Wed 2100 [new shifted time] on WBCQ 7490v. We hope to have the new 1764 ready to go by UT Thursday 0330 on WRMI 9955 (but don`t always make it in time). Consider subscribing to podcast, three linked via http://www.worldofradio.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 12105, March 11 at 1348, RFA Burmese via SAIPAN (until 1430) is underneath a somewhat stronger carrier causing fast SAH; must be WTWW-3 stuck on the air. Wake up, Ted! Ivo Ivanov was hearing the dead air carrier at 0200-0600+. He imagines it`s really programming from 17 until 02 after DST shifts, in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Yoruba, Russian and English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 760, March 11 at 1300 UT, ID for KMTL, Little Rock-North Little Rock, ``Inspiration Radio`` with CCI from KC. Is 10 kW daytimer, COL Sherwood AR, address in Clarksville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 11695, March 11 at 1429, VR IS, very poor with flutter, mixing with something talking, but clear 1430 opening with South Asian music, ``Laudetur Iesus Christus``. Aoki shows VR is via Palauig, PHILIPPINES, due west in Hindi, while the overlap was NHK World Radio Japan in English via UZBEKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1630 UT March 11
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org