** SPAIN. 17855, August 17 at 1804, no signal again from REE to North America, while 17715 to South America is a JBA carrier, and the other pair, 15390 & 15520 are more audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6604-USB, Aug 18 at 0549, VOLMET for Atlanta, several FL airports, Nassau and Bermuda are all ``missing`` repeated over and over, from New York Radio. Obviously no human is paying attention and as too frequently happens, the automation has failed. Frequency is shared with Gander which should take over at 0550, hopefully more successfully (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1891 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 17 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9331.6v-CUSB, poor. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, August 17 at 1807, WRMI with choral music not // 11825 Brother Scare as it is supposed to be at 15-20 UT. At 1809, 9395 // 9455 correctly with Oldies. Yes, at 1859, 11580 still IDs as Radio Africa Network on 21525 (only).
So at 1930 I finally notify: ``Jeff, Have been hearing Radio Africa ``21525`` programming on 11580 all day, as early as 1300 and still 1900 UT. If this is a mistake, perhaps you can get 11580 programming back on 11580 by 2000? 73, Glenn``
But at 2015 next check, 11580 is music and gospel huxter still not // anything, except presumably inaudible 21525. Reply comes from Jeff at 2050:
``Glenn: It's a bad switch on our automation system. It's now being switched manually until the switch is fixed, so programming should be OK``
9395, Aug 18 at 0146, interview in English with someone in New York, presumably RAE correctly.
11580, Aug 18 at 1322, back to BS instead of RAE in French; next check 1358 separate music from 11825, and 1400 into RAE in Spanish for jueves. I advise Jeff, who is probably in South Africa already for HFCC B-17, that the Okeechobee ops need to be vigilant for other anomalies we have noted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Morning of August 18, tropo is up from eastern OK and Arkansas. William Hepburn`s map for 15 UT shows a Level 8 tropo blob in western Arkansas, around a tiny Level 9 spot; progressively less toward us, as usual on the edge of an opening.
Most UHF and hi VHF channels display at least a Bad signal on the Zenith box and/or Sanyo TV. Many otherwise OKC-area good signals are either broken up or bad due to DX interference: RF 7, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29, 33, 46.
OKC low powers are making it: 41 KBZC-LD, 36 KUOK-CD. Also still past 1612 UT, the only NTSC analog, 48 KOCY-LP, with Don Cheto and his prancing girls on Estrella TV.
RF 18, KFSM-DT Fort Smith AR is the only solid DX, as 5-1 with CBS; 5-2 with KXNW-DT, and 5-3 with Antenna TV; weakening during the 15-16 hour (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 10024-AM, August 18 at 0540, VP carrier and trace? of modulation? Might be a leapfrog from the 31m band, except one or both would have to be off-frequency, unlikely. Pirate?
EiBi has one entry on 10024, but never specifying mode, AM or SSB:
``10024 0000-2400 HONDURAS COCESNA Cenamer Control E CAm``
So what is COCESNA?
``Qu? es ACNA? COCESNA es el organismo responsable por la prestaci?n de los Servicios de Navegaci?n A?rea en la Region Centroamericana mediante la Agencia Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegaci?n A?rea ACNA, la cual nace con la reforma de los Estatutos el 1 de junio de 2001 y se encuentra ubicada f?sicamente en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, siendo su actual Director el Licenciado Juan Carlos Trabanino, y donde se agrupan los servicios p?blicos de:
Control de Tr?nsito A?reo
Radio-ayudas a la Navegaci?n A?rea.
Actualmente esta Direcci?n desarrolla importantes proyectos.``
But that still doesn`t explain explicitly what the letters COCESNA stand for! We have to go to The Free Dixionary:
``Corporaci?n Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegaci?n A?rea
(Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services)``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, August 18 at 1434, 2-way in colloquial Spanish INTRUDERS. Mentions ``madre``, no doubt a shortened expletive, much like in English. Kudos on their frequency management, as there are no AM signals bothered on either side, 11800/11805 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1636 UT August 18______________________________________________________
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