** BRAZIL. 11815+, May 7 at 0103, very poor signal slightly on the hi side must still be R. Brasil Central, but now totally buried by the crackling spur from Brasília 11780+. Same at 0547 May 7, just enough carrier to tell that RBC is still on air. Matching spur as always around 11745; and another Brazilian is on 25m, spurless and propagating, 11855 R. Aparecida.
No one seems to care about this even in Brasil; one recent report gave RBC an I of 5, i.e. NO interference. Perhaps due to skip distances and our being in the boresight of RNB 250 kW, they don`t hear the QRM closer in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, morning of May 7:
13920, May 7 at 1253, CJR1 jammer, good; none in 13s, 14s, 15s OOB
13830, May 7 at 1253, CNR1 jammer, fair with echo
16100, May 7 at 1257, CNR1 jammer, good; none in the 17s
18980, May 7 at 1259, CNR1 jammer, very poor. Per Aoki & HFCC this is the Thu & Mon 12-13 jumparound frequency for RFA Tibetan via Kuwait
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, May 6 at 1324 as I bandscan, no signal from RHC, and next sweep by a minute later, it`s on. No telling what it had been doing before 1324, supposed to start at 1300.
6100, May 7 at 0608 just as I tune across RHC, English modulation stops, but continues on 6165. 6100 still silent a few minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST
** EGYPT. 11935+, R. Cairo open carrier/dead air to possibly just barely modulated, and with a low audible heterodyne, perhaps RB2, Brasil. (Ivo Ivanov says Tibet has also moved from 9580 to 11935 starting at 0200).
12070+, May 7 at 0104, R. Cairo good signal but suptorted Spanish
9965-, May 7 at 0105, R. Cairo, good signal but undermodulated Arabic, plus whine
9315.0, May 7 at 0116, R. Cairo poor signal with undermodulated, suptorted music, // 12070 Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11685-11690-11695, May 7 at 0548 surprised to hear DRM noise here, surely RNZI which has used this frequency before along with AM 11725, but DRM not scheduled this season at this hour on any frequency; on 11690 only at 1836-1950 per their website. And at HFCC, 11690 is registered for DRM only at 0645-0800 and 1850-2100 UT. Maybe this explains it:
``NB: Every month on the first and third Wednesday it is Maintenance day at our transmitter site from 2230 to 0600 UT (Thursdays 1030-1800 NZST [sic]). During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 9689.9, May 7 at 0552, here`s a new signal I don`t normally hear in almost nightly bedtime bandscans: YL jazz singer in English; good modulation faded down to almost nothing, then back up. I suspect it`s VON, and immediately confirm by // to 7255, another frequency which is new to this daypart as I first heard a few nights ago. 7255 is closer to on-frequency, maybe only 50 Hz low. Both cut off the song to dead air about 0559:30, and 0600 open talk in presumed Hausa, mentioning Nigeria, kHz and GMT, along with flute and drums. If only I knew what they were saying as to frequencies. Dozed off but a final check at 0647 found 9689.9 had gone to dead air, and 7255 off.
Later Thorsten Hallmann said 7255 switched off at 0631. I had also checked 15120, the usual frequency for English at +05-07 but could not hear it: you never know whether it will be on and/or propagating from one night to the next. But Ivo Ivanov says it was on this date, with awful modulation, so that means three transmitters in use at the same time! This is very unusual for VON, altho they allegedly have six, per WRTH 2015, three x 250 kW at each of the two transmitter sites; most of which must have been out of service for years. They are constantly juggling languages, times and frequencies, the other active one being 11770- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. During the May 6 tornado and flood outbreak around OKC, from the sidelines in Enid, I quickly check the AM & FM dials to find what`s going on with OKC radio, as the four major TV stations are in wall-to-wall coverage even in prime time. Most radio stations have a deal with one TV station or another. And of course stations in a single cluster all go with the same TV station.
930, May 7 at 0123 UT, as I tune in WKY it`s in English relaying some TV station, but then to Spanish voice-over/under; so it`s in-and-out. Later on at 0134 UT a SHVA ad in Spanish takes priority
Most of the commercial FM stations are picking up TV weather, but not necessarily // even if same source, due to varying delays. Also, radio stations are subject to interruption by NWS alerts, frequent tornado warnings by automaton, while TV stations are not, but as relayed on radio, their coverage gets interrupted rudely, and these too are different delays, not synchronized from one frequency to another, tho presumably all coming at exactly the same time originally from NWS.
Here is some more of what I noted in the 0126-0133 UT period May 7:
96.1, with KFOR
96.9, // 98.1 a few seconds delayed; also same on 98.9 but cuts to NWS ahead of 98.1
102.7, NWS with big hum, resumes // KFOR
104.1, & 102.7 with KWTV audio, not NWS when others are in it
101.9, NWS out of synch with others, late or early?
100.5, & 99.7 with wx coverage unknown source
95.1, KQCV NOT with weather but gospel music, likewise its AM 800 with a regular gospel huxter: who cares about tornados? God will take care of them!
94.7, not NWS, but 93.3 & 92.5 TV wx interrupted by NWS
91.7, KOSU, Crazy public radio with normal programming
90.1, KUCO, classical, normal programming amid `Performance Oklahoma`
89.7, gospel huxter House music station way up here in Ponca City, KJTH, surprised to find running KFOR wx, and also on // 88.5 KZTH, which is in the OKC area, Piedmont
1000, KTOK with KFOR 4 [RF 27]
640, KWPN Moore, with weather from somewhere, instead of sports!
1520, KOKC with KWTV 9 [RF 39]
1640, KZLS running NWS advisory the one time I check
Other OKC MW stations were either off by now or inaudible in the noise and/or skywave interference level: 890, 1140, 1220, 1340, 1460, 1560.
I never recognized KOKH Fox 25 [RF 24], or KOCO ABC 5 [RF 7] on any of the radio stations, but later on KGOU website see that they teamed up with KOCO, on 106.3/105.7 etc., normally not audible directly here.
KWTV put uninterrupted CBS programming on KSBI 52 [RF 23] well into Letterman, then for the rest of his show ran on both channels, with some weather interruptions.
KFOR NBC programming got lost, but maybe they will put the primetime shows on a few overnights later. Next morning they stayed with Today Show, since they have their own local morning show at same time on KAUT 43 [RF 40]. Regular co-host Emily Sutton was there after having been out storm-chasing last night.
KOCO might have put ABC programming on its 5.2, but not noticed doing so until aftermath coverage the next morning at 1330 UT, referring us to that for GMA, temporarily replacing MeTV: first time I`ve caught them doing this (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1020, May 7 at 0057 UT, KOKP Perry is still off; expected to be back on by May 6 after a sesquiweek absence. But it is back at seeming full strength, May 7 by 2126 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1120, May 7 at 0057 UT check, KEOR/KETU is off as far as I can tell in the storm noise. May 7 at 2126 UT, in storm noise I do detect a carrier from its azimuth (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 4775, May 7 at 0113, strong local KCRC ESPN weak audio from 1390 is mixing with something else, no doubt 6165 RHC, which is 1390 kHz away from 4775; also a het which is maybe a real SW station, off-frequency R. Tarma, Perú blocked by this external or internal receiver mixing product (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980+, May 7 at 0058, JBA carrier, slightly on the hi side as I am still able to detect R. Chaski despite high storm noise level including tornados around OK but not much threatening Enid directly. Since my last check May 2 drew a blank, thought they might have reset the timer, but this signal continues until cutoff at 0110:39*. That`s 50 seconds later than last timing 8 nights earlier, April 29 at 0109:49*, or averaging 6.25 later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PUNTLAND. 13800, May 7 at 1250 & 1333, I cannot hear any trace of R. Puntland One today; could anyone? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 7 at 0115, very poor signal from SLBC, but enough to copy the mistimesignal ending at 0115:11.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, May 7 at 0545, R. Dabanga is very poor tonight due to propagation disturbance/lowered MUF, and hard to hear the tone jamming either
11650, May 7 at 0548, R. Dabanga SID, fair signal still here via Vatican, and Sudanese tone jamming too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 7365, May 7 at 0120, R. Martí talking about silly baseball game, apparently during live coverage, the continuous crowd noise so loud it`s more of a problem than the jamming! Mentions Cleveland and Chicago, but those two aren`t scheduled to play for another week. If it was Indians, they would be playing Cards tonight. Same situation on // 6030, both Greenville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1771 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 6 after 1315 on WRMI 9955. Also confirmed Wed May 6 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast; too much storm noise to get anything on 7490.
The 0330 UT Thu broadcast on WRMI has been canceled, replaced by something from Italy, and 0345 another repeat of Viva Miami --- this time a segment from Media Network Plus interviewing Paul Walker about the NAB con in Vegas.
Next WOR time on WRMI 9955 is now Thursday 1130 ex-1230, and I am awake enough to confirm it circa 1145 May 7. But it`s still 1771 as due to all the excitement last night I am not recording 1772 till midday Thursday, and it`s ready for first SW airing at 2100 Thu May 7 on WRMI, confirmed barely audible in more storm noise on 7570, but something else on 15770. By 2125, 7570 had noticeably improved. Next:
Fri 2130 WRMI 15770 [and maybe 7570?]
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
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** U S A. 11920, May 7 at 0058, WRMI is already on with vocal fill music, before nominal *0100 transmitter-3 at 160 degrees, same azimuth as always used on 9955; 0059.5 canned celebrity ID in Spanish by Rubén Guillermo Margenet in Argentina, 0100 music continues yet again instead of any Fámily Radio programming on 11920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17610, Tue May 5 at 1957, Brother Scare comments on poor Radio Shack and other ailing businesses, 1958 interrupted as usual two minutes before the hour for ``Jesus is Coming`` harmonious hymn, and off the air at 2000*.
Ivo Ivanov had reported April 29 ``upcoming changes`` without any date, at WHRI Angel 6 including replacing 17610 with 17765 but that only applied to certain hours on Sunday and Saturday. I`ve yet to find it on 17765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0115 UT May 8
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - email@example.com