** ALBANIA. 9855, May 10 at 0128, R. Tirana is here instead of 9850! With IS, 0130 sign-on still mentioning 9850. The `het` I think is still JBA on the new frequency. I had been prompting R. Tirana to shift up 5 due to previous assumption that the QRM was coming from another station, China on 9850, instead of from the same station. It took this long to change, shortly after I explained that it would not make any difference to do so. However, 9855 is no worse than 9850, so might as well stay there now (unless this was just an overlooked QSY from 9855 as used earlier for Albanian at 23-24). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOLIVIA. 6134.83 approx., May 10 at 0103.5, TC for 21 horas, 3 minutos, 10 segundos, from Radio Santa Cruz, ID with bells, poor signal vs noise level, but still no het from absent Aparecida making no apparition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [non]. 9570 Albania & 9580 Cuba, May 10 at 0139, CRI English is concluding weekly `Sci-Tech Report` with item about a UAE-sponsored probe to Mars, 2020-2021y, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the UAE. Missed most of it, but I suppose this means China will be launching it. CRI said the cost was not disclosed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, May 10 at 0113, no modulation from RHC, but instead rapid pulsing audible from 11835 to 11863 where muscled aside by 11870 WEWN. At first I wondered if OTH radar, but more likely a very out of order RHC transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 11935 // 12070, May 10 at 0108, R. Cairo suptorted Spanish is again equal on these two frequencies, but /// 9315 is absent.
9965, May 10 at 0134, R. Cairo is very strong and splattering upon weaker 9975 KVOH, especially during music, which to my astonishment sounds like an Arabic variation on ``Old McDonald Had a Farm`` complete with barnyard SFX; then into something a bit more Egyptian. Signal has some distortion, not undermodulated, and the usual whine in the background (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, May 10 at 0120 UT, ``Today`s Country, 1210, KGYN`` and plug their Facebook, /kgynguymon --- that doesn`t work, but there`s something at /kgyn1210 while the top hit on google, /KGYN-AM-Guymon is still there since last used in 2011.
Robert Wien`s Broadcasting Information in the May 9 IRCA DX Monitor includes: ``1210 KGYN Guymon, OK was Cumulus Today’s Best Country, now Westwood One Mainstream Country``
Same flip applies to many other C&W stations (in OK, 1260 KWSH Wewoka), but ``Today`s Country`` slogan I just heard contradicts that, altho ``Best`` was omitted. So does the WW1 format axually ID on air as ``Mainstream Country``, or what? And is KGYN`s admittedly no longer the Best? Still unclear whether this mean KGYN`s own longtime slogan is no longer ``US Country`` which I am still not hearing, but is still on its website. My impression was ``US Country`` was specific to KGYN even if most of the programming was coming from some network bird or another (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500, May 10 at 0141, fair signal but very undermodulated, seems Arabic, as if RSO is on proper frequency tonite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, May 10 at 0055, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, and a trace of overtime Cuban pulse jamming; also storm noise worse on the lower bands, but the lightning area is further away from us tonight than the last few. So I am still able to clock the cutoff which is at 0110:57* or 6.5 seconds later than last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 15170 good // weaker 13650, May 9 at 2055, RRI sign-off giving frequencies for the 22-23 & 00-01 UT next English broadcasts. Seemed like they were playing the wrong closing, but maybe it was a preview.
9520 good // 7335 fair, May 10 at 0142, RRI Romanian service with regular UT Sunday classical concert, playing Rachmaninov piano concerto to 0146 outro over applause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, May 10 at 0056, WRMI is back on after absence 24 hours earlier, with Brother Scare musing that sometimes he wishes he could fade away; fell in an accident recently. Believe he has said he is 84 years old. Well, we too wish he would fade away: retirement from the shortwaves would be sufficient rather than joining the boneyard on his website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 10 at *0114:10.5 carrier on from SLBC, back on time tonight after late start last night; 0114:46 music starts; 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:11; very poor level now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9870, May 10 at 0059:56.5, timesignal is a little fast as VOT introduces Spanish hour, with CCI --- at least I assume the TS is from Turkey rather than India where it`s hourbottom. Stilted Spanish is hard to follow. Check 9770 for maybe better reception, but *no* signal on customary //. It`s not until 0137 that I find it on 9830 instead, and that is stronger than 9870, no RTTY either at this hour. They forgot(?) to change 9830 frequency on the transmitter with English to North America at 2200-2250! Not the first time such a failure has been propagated. Meanwhile, at 0136 they were outroing `La Pregunta del Mes`, with same ditty as in English service, and into music fill probably for rest of hour. By this time there was no CCI from AIR VBS which is supposed still to be on 9870 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1772 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday May 10 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, starting late, still with ARRL News at 0317, but must have started about 0326 judging from an item I could copy in the storm noise level at 0342. Next:
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** U S A. 11920, May 10 at 0109 check, chalk up yet another absence by Fámily Radio in Spanish as WRMI is playing fill music, steel drums at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9495, Sat May 9 at 2050, live coverage of a silly race game involving cars. Whenever you hear one of these on SW, you know it`s got to be WHRI, which is obsessed with these off-topic things and not just the Indy 500 which I assume will be broadcast later this month.
Later, Peter W Hansen reported to the DXLD yg: ``Grand Prix of Indianapolis was on WHRI 9495 from 1900 till past 2100 UT. So in 2 weeks The Indy 500 will probably be on WHRI as it has in the past``
Latest HFCC of May 6 shows 9495 is a registered HRI frequency but only as follows: 1900-2000 Sat, and 2100-2130 daily in SpaEng; the first one a 100 kW, the second a 250 kW, both on a 173 degree antenna --- but they were running it anyway during the break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: 1480 log
** U S A. 9975, May 10 at 0059, no signal from KVOH, but at 0132 recheck it`s on with the sacred soccer show, undermodulated interview with Frenchy (?) about how playing such a game is divinely inspired. Has some splatter de stronger 9965 Cairo during music. As far as I can tell, KVOH is still running the old transmitters, a few months after acquiring a replacement, but without all the necessary gear to make it work. How`s it coming, Ray? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1030, May 10 at 0117 UT, tornado spotted along I-70, another warning for Logan County which in KS is S of Colby, for from NW this is obviously KBUF Holcomb (Garden City); while 90 degrees away is gospel music, no doubt KCWJ Blue Springs MO; mutually nullable, take your pick (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, May 10 at 0122 UT, repeating announcement obviously not intended for broadcast, between long pauses, addressed to: ``Stations, this is the Motor Racing Network``, and saying that the Spongebob Squarepants 400 Sprintcup race is being delayed due to rain, but coverage will resume at 10 Eastern/9 Central [0200 UT], after the track dries out at the Kansas Speedway (which is in KC/KS). How can he be so sure? Also gather that this is a NASCAR event, but Spongebob Squarepants lends his aura to it?! Announcer sounds like he is serious, doesn`t audibly smirk. Here`s about the SBSP connexion:
Fox sports later reported the race resumed after a 2 hour and 16 minute delay, but who won? Who cares?
Anyhow, assume this 1480 is KQAM Wichita, a.k.a. Big Talker rather than a solely sportsful station. It so happens there is also a 1480 near the Speedway, KCZZ Mission KS, but can hardly be that if it`s still 24 hour Spanish religion as Radio Luz.
Its Steckline webpage makes it seem as if KQAM is a subset of KGYN Guymon (see OKLAHOMA) instead of vice versa
Nothing there but a rather generic, unspecific program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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