** AUSTRALIA. 17840, April 1 at 0535, R. Australia at VG level here after local ``midnite``, and the OSOB; with some hum which turns out to be just from the phoner clip at the moment, goes away showing how clear the signal is. Also good on // 15240, poor on 15415, in accordance with different azimuths. May 17840 keep up like this! It`s the one at 21-09 on 70 degree azimuth aimed right at us, like 9580 at 09-21; just needs agreeable propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 11590, April 2 at 1325, 1330, 1337, 1406, 1458 chex, no signal from RBA, where it`s supposed to be now with English after 1445 to S Asia. I tuned in at 1325 expecting to hear their hymn medley prélude. What happened to it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1767, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRIA. 6155, April 1 at 0538, Ö1 is still playing some lite classical wake-up music which makes it onto the token 75-minute SW broadcast, now shifted one UT hour earlier, so a little more darkness on path and a little better reception, soon to be lost as we progress further into summer. Only poor signal not enough to enjoy, plus a LAH presumably from Fides, Bolivia, always off-frequency to hi side. Yet the Moosbrunn SW transmitters are run for many foreign clients, following in the footsteps of Uzbekistan, dissing its own broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 1 at 1359, BB open carrier, poor with flutter: time for less than one complete IS before mistimesignal intervenes ending at 1359:33.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 4885, April 2 at 0540, music audible under CODAR and local storm noise, so R. Clube do Pará is active for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11710 & 11745 & 11815, April 2 at 0513, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB, the closer ones stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 19000, April 2 at 1338, JBA signal here, matching the Thursday 13-14 HFCC and Aoki schedules for RFA Tibetan via KUWAIT, and thus surely jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 13850, April 2 at 0514, VG signal level, from R. Cairo to North America, but presumed Arabic is suptorted; and splatter up to 20 kHz above and below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** HAWAII [and non]. 15000, April 1 at 1308, WWVH is very good such that the YL voice announcements are slightly overmodulated/distorted, while only a trace of WWV underneath. But there is a third station with second tix of a different pitch, and they are not a semi-second out of synch. BPM China would be most likely if they are now on time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL INTERNET & VACUUM. As I mentioned before, we have been relying on the Smithsonian Channel (Suddenlink cable 328 in Enid), for CBS Sunday Morning, once we discovered it was being repeated there Sunday afternoons, Monday mornings, and at least one more time during the week; since there is too much else going on at 1300-1430 UT original airtime. We would never have known about this except checking out the S.C. schedule, as it was never mentioned on CBS itself. Osgood would do a different opening (?) and closing, and the final Nature Segment would always play much longer on S.C. than CBS itself – close to 2 minutes instead of maybe a semiminute, as disposable filler to round out the time.
So on March 29 we skipped the CBS airing, and were all set for it on S.C. at 1800 UT --- but NOT --- something else was on, and searching its schedule, all the CBSSM airings are gone, without notice. On CBS website it does appear most or all of the SM segments may be viewed individually, but it`s a pain to have to mess with it. At least the ``extended`` nature segment, at least this week, ran about another minute even longer than on TV. CBS is part owner of S.C., so obvious how this came about, but why quit? Most of the CBS commercials had been replaced by Smithsonian promos. The bottom line rules (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, April 2 at 0511, poor signal with heavy flutter, presumed Denge Kurdistane with Kurdish music on A-15 channel ex-9400. Registered as PRIDNESTROVYE site 03-19, but at least part of it later is Bulgaria. Same type of heavy flutter on 9700, ROMANIA in French, tho K index at 03 was only 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, April 2 at 0513, no signal from RNZI, so must be another Thursday maintenance period; propagation OK, as Australia is in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, April 2 at 2036 UT, KUCO Edmond with tristation ID including 95.9 Woodward now as ``KCSC`` which was the original call on 90.1, now preserved for posterity on ex-KZCU; presumably started April 1 when not checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Why do you not allow your countless viewers outside storm areas to continue watching CBS? You`ve been interrupting Letterman. Yet on 9.2 you are still showing hours-old news/weather!!!!!! Useless. And what about KSBI? You were supposedly going to put CBS on there, but it isn`t. In tornado season, at least, any evening likely to be stormy, just put CBS on one of the extra channels and be done with it --- without weather interruptions. If we need the wx, we`re smart enough to watch the main channel (Glenn Hauser, Enid, contact form to News9 = KWTV OKC, 0357 UT April 1, via DXLD)
Glenn, CBS programming is now available on KSBI, Cox Channel 7 or 707 or 52.1 over the air. Thank you, (Jen Billings, Executive Producer, KWTV News9, 0426 UT, e-mail reply to gh, via DXLD)
Yes, but not until 11:00, after missing the first half of Letterman.
You have all these extra channels (and could create more, like 9.3 or 52.2) so please just put CBS on one of them when there is any weather which will disrupt 9.1) (Glenn, reply, ibid.)
I understand... I asked for the programming to be flipped over earlier. I apologize my engineers were slow to react. I promise we'll work to be better. Thanks for watching... (Jen Billings, 0502 UT April 1, ibid.) See also INTERNATIONAL INTERNET & VACUUM: Smithsonian/CBS
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. We habitually watch NHK TV News at the only time available, via OETA OKLA 13.2 subchannel, M-F 1600-1630 UT. Previous time references indicated it was one or two hours delayed, but April 2 at 1600 the anchor opens saying it`s 7 pm Thursday in Tokyo! That was 1000 UT, entirely too long to delay a world news program. Is no later one available, as 5 am CDT would not have much of an audience here? By now it`s 1 am in Tokyo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 13740, Wednesday April 1 at 1344 as I tune across this AM frequency, startled to hear a ``CQ`` in Morse code amid music and announcement in Russian, poor. Aoki shows this is RRI from Tiganeshti during this semihour only, so was this a DX program? Or like in English merely a mailbag. BTW, in Russian, there is no C or Q as we know them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 17855, April 2 at 2033, REE is still missing from what had been its strongest frequency, on 290-degree N American beam, but audible on 17715 poor, 15490 fair, 15450 poor. Maybe it`ll be back if they get a fourth transmitter operational again. Supposedly some of the several units are back in Spain after a visit to America for repairs --- still find it hard to believe they shipped the entire transmitters back and forth rather than components such as exciters (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1767, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non] 11650, April 1 at 0538, R. Dabanga, poor via VATICAN with tone jammer; // 13800 via MADAGASCAR is JBA, can`t tell if there is a tone jammer too.
11650, April 2 at 0512, R. Dabanga poor with tone jammer atop it; 13800, April 2 at 0515, R. Dabanga fair signal but with double-tone jamming, the hi whiner and the low audible heterodyne (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1767, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [and non]. 4820, April 1 at 1246, poor signal with het on hi side, 1248 could be in Chinese.
4920, April 1 at 1248, poor broadcast signal. Both these could be Lhasa, the latter in Tibetan; or both could be AIR INDIA, Kolkata and Chennai respectively, all scheduled on air at this time, as the two giant neighbors cannot or will not agree to use non-conflicting 60mb frequencies. The 4820+ het could be India, which typically wanders off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 15525, April 1 at 1406, presumed V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR, poor-fair, and as expected, jumps to 15530 at 1407:04 to avoid Chicom jamming; but none heard here before or after on either frequency. So no change in this from B-14 to A-15. No OOB CNR1 jammers found propagating before 1400 in a 12-18 MHz scan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1766 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 1 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, sufficient, no jamming, but usual RTTY on hi side to avoid. Also confirmed Wednesday April 1 at 2100 on webcast of WBCQ; a few minutes later can detect a JBA carrier on 7490v. Also confirmed UT Thursday April 2 at 0350 on WRMI 9955, good signal, as 1767 is not yet ready. Also presumed one more repeat on 9955, April 2 at 1230 as 1767 is still not ready.
WORLD OF RADIO 1767 monitoring: finished and uploaded by 2118 UT April 2, so first SW airing will be Friday 2130:
Fri 2130 WRMI 15770 & 7570
Sat 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [time shift for DST]
Sat 1000 WRMI 5850
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [time shift for DST]
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2130 Global 24 9525 via BULGARIA
[last week; but unconfirmed for this week; time/frequency may change]
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51 [SW not on air last week but webcast]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0330 WRMI 9955 [or 1768 if ready in time]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11425-SSB, April 1 at 1350, intermittent music, singing and 2-way contacts, very poor here, again at 1358, and meanwhile several similar signals below this frequency. Presumably Indonesian QSO pirates, as also heard here last Oct 22 & 23 as in DXLD 14-44, originally reported by Dan Sheedy in DXLD 14-43 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13562-CW, approx., April 2 at 0517, vs heavy CODAR I detect a CW beacon at the verge of inaudibility. Slow ID but copying each character is difficult as I listen over and over for almost ten minutes. Stops or fades out by 0526. Closest I can make out is V1RGM/B, but at least one of those is likely to be wrong, as I find no similar call in the HIFER references, nor is it a valid ham call. Amazing number of unrelated hits on the web, however, for V1RGM. Ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2326 UT April 2
** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 31 at 1358 open carrier, 1359 BB IS, very poor with flutter; timesignal almost hits the mark today!!! 5+1 ending at 1359:59; probably a fluke (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, March 31 at 0531 check, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are still audible, poor-fair level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 15115, March 31 at 1315, CNR1 jammer, heavy CCCCCCI, at least two programs in Chinese. This in A-15 is vs IBB Chinese-Mandarin at 13-15: first hour via Thailand, second via Philippines.
17735, March 31 at 1316, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter // 15115. Victim here is BBC Uzbek via Thailand during this semihour only, China continuing to interfere in the internal affairs of Uzbekistan, and no doubt all the //s are jammed too: listed as: 15330 & 17510, both Oman. Signal on 17735 strongly resembles in strength and fading the CRI EAST TURKISTAN channels 17560 & 17650 in French, 17630 in English.
18990, March 31 at 1326, JBA signal with flutter. Probably a CNR1 jammer, as RFA Tibetan via Kuwait in A-15 is again on this almost-dead band! HFCC and consequently Aoki show 18990 at 13-14 only on days 4 and 7 = Wed & Sat, but this is Tue. Other jumparound frequencies depending on which day of the week and which hour between 11 and 14 are: 18930, 18980, 19000, 19010.
15540, March 31 at 1339, CNR1 jammer, fair with het, off at 1340*. Very poor signal, presumed V. of Tibet continues on 15542. Preliminary Aoki A-15 shows jammed *15543 at 1200-1208 & 1306-1337, via TAJIKISTAN
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 13820, March 31 at 1308, the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command for the third day is still wall-of-noise on the B-14 frequency which R. Martí quit for 13605, still loud and clear there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE [and non]. 21580, March 31 at 1320, open carrier/dead air on good signal, better than anything else on 13m: cuts on French modulation at 1321:50, cuts off the air at 1322:40*. 21580 is a major frequency of RFI, in A-15 registered in French at 07-09, 12-13, 17-20 daily via Issoudun --- and a new relay for them: IBB SAO TOME also/alternatively at 12-13! 21580 also for Persian at 1430-1500 from Issoudun. So this test could have been Issoudun or São Tomé, but considering the signal level, I`d lean toward the latter. Only other 13m signals are 21505 Saudi, at usual poor level, and 21780 DW UAE very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 21780, March 31 at 1324, very poor signal with talk, flutter. HFCC shows DW in Hausa via UAE at 13-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11620, March 31 at 1344, AIR GOS in English, poor-fair but better than usual, sports talk but outro merely as Comment`ry, then program previews for rest of sesquihour. // 13710 is slightly better; // 9690 is much better, fair signal into music break. Unchecked, but I see in HFCC A-15 that CRI English via Kashgar is still ruining 13710 after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 21750, March 31 at 1320, IRIB IS very poor, gone at 1323 recheck, so this was the tail rather than the head of a broadcast, i.e. per HFCC A-15, Indonesian at 1220-1320, 500 kW, 107 degrees from Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 50, KOPX OKC, Ion on its 62.2 subchannel, qubo, kidvid mostly animated, I am again checking the SAP sound channel in Spanish, which can be accessed by the remote of the Zenith STB DTV converter. As before, it`s mostly silent, but leaving it on one set for a few hours, a pattern emerges: it cuts on for a few seconds around the hour and half-hour, sometimes quarter-hour, why???? Timed thusly in approx. UT on March 31:
1544 – not
1614 & 1629 – not checked
1644 - not
The Spanish matches the programming during the bits we can hear it, so obviously it is running fulltime originally.
Ion DTV stations are all over the country, so could others check whether this happen elsewhere on their qubo subchannels? This bit of Spanish is the only ``reliable`` second-language on OKC DTV channels tho as in my previous report a few of them have it enabled if not funxioning all or any of the time.
BTW, when I tune away from 62.2 and back to it, defaults to English again unless I repress the SAP button. Again, this is not due to local signal level issues, as the video is in solid, and the SS spots are obviously on some kind of timer schedule.
Guess what? As I am wrapping this report, Spanish cuts back on as a new program has just started, at 1800:18, and stays on! Until 1804:14 when the first ad break comes. Resumes after ads for promo at 1808:15, off again during some ad, back on when program resumes without breaks.
BTW2 if I turn on the TV set`s closed captioning during Spanish audio, the captions are in English. Then I start trying the captioning button on the remote, i.e. direct from the DTV signal. Of all the options, the only one displaying anything is Service 1, which is in English while the audio is Spanish, but not during the breaks (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, March 31 at 0535, talk in Arabish with heavy tone jamming; in fact, one loud hi-pitched tone, and another weaker low-pitched. So the Dentro-Sudanese Jamming Command has found the new A-15 frequency for R. Dabanga. However, HFCC shows PNW via MADAGASCAR on 13800 at 0400-0530 only, strange. (In B-14, R. Farda was on 13800 during this period.) Meanwhile // Dabanga 11650 via VATICAN is not jammed at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1821 UT March 31
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org