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Glenn Hauser logs November 9-10, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 9630-9650, Nov 9 at 2301, RHC ID amid its 22-24 UT Spanish
newsmagazine, buzzfield over this range surrounding and out of 9640.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 10 at 0733, only RHC left, Spanish song but
presumably English service; so what will become of Esperanto now
rescheduled to 0800 UT Sundays on one 49mb frequency? Unfortunately, I
am still awake at 0801, when 6165 and all others are off. Something`s
always wrong at RHC.

However, wide-awake in Germany, Wolfgang Bueschel also monitored:
``Something's always wrong at RHC, on Sunday Nov 10th. In 0750-0800 UT
slot only a single RHC English transmission noted on 6165even, not
6000 6060, nor 6100 kHz outlet on air - 0750 UT S=9+10dB in remote SDR
at Edmonton, Alb-CAN. 6165 kHz was on duty til 0800:10 final piano
music theme, 0800:56 UT Bauta TX OFF switch.

When traced the 49 mb then, noted a short appearance on air, and an
empty carrier on 6100even little stronger S=9+20dB - than 6165,
seemingly RHC Bauta as empty carrier on air at single minute duration,
the technician at Bauta were real 0801:42 to 0802.43 ON AIR
on 6100 kHz in 49 mb positively; BOT NOT ON AIR RHC Bauta in Esperanto
special - nothing today on a single fq 6100 kHz``

Note: gh has removed redundant ``kHz`` after every frequency and
``UT`` after every time, just as wb inserts them into my reports to
make them explicit yet redundant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** IRELAND. 4651-USB, Nov 10 at 0718, Shanwick Radio with notice to
some flight about severe turbulence; some CODAR swish QRM. This is a
long-standing joint venture with Prestwick AP, Scotland near Glasgow,
the one scandalized by connexions with Trump`s failing golf course.
EiBi shows the transmitter site is Shannon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Nov 10 at 0740, RNZI the SSOB and virtually the
OSOB during Sunday evening classic rock show, playing `Nights in White
Satin` by Moody Blues, with `I Love You`` refrain over and over, a
great tune keeping me awake a little longer; DJ announcement, and
0745, I don`t know, another love-song from `J.C. Super-Star` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6933-USB, Sunday Nov 10 at 1414, finally a pirate
outside early evening prime-time. Hard rock music with screams at
S7-S8. 1418 DJ ID as ``Energy Radio, ERG``, offers QSL cards; fragment
of song with intelligible lyric, ``You`re gonna die``; 1419 a bit of
the screamsong again and cutoff 1420*. More detailed logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,60116.0.html
and on same board recently more logs of it on 6950, 6790, even 9417,
Please QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Nov 10 at 1329 UT, WKY, OKC, with double audio!
Closing pubaffs show `Sunday Morning Magazine` about elexions in OK,
when to register for primary, etc.; and ID for WWLS 98.1 The Sports
Animal which is its normal programming source. No one paying attention
at station to suppress TSA at least during this breakaway! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 13, Nov 10 at 0128 UT, closing credits of excellent
OETA program `Gallery` flash ``Copywrite XXXX``, too quick to catch
the year let alone tape or photo it, but I am sure of how the Oklahoma
*Educational* TV Authority spelt Copyright. N.B., Sagebrush Bob! There
will be plenty more chances to see it about 27-28 minutes after these
Central start times = UT minus 6; and maybe even on demand:

[HD][CC] View Additional Airings
11/14/19, 7:30 pm OETA-HD
11/16/19, 7:00 pm OETA World
11/23/19, 7:00 pm OETA World
11/24/19, 11:00 am OETA-HD
11/28/19, 7:00 pm OETA-HD
11/30/19, 7:00 pm OETA World
12/14/19, 7:00 pm OETA World
Broadcast In: English
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Nov 10 at 0722, Brother Scare via WRMI
remarking that He is ``confined to the house``, but is allowed to talk
on the radio and is wearing a wireless mike so He can walk around. Not
the first time I have run across this. So is He ``confined`` as in
house-arrest, maybe with an ankle monitor to keep Him away from the
girls? Or confined due to disability? Allan Weiner must know, having
visited Him recently. There has got to be a public document about His
legal status somewhere, if anyone could uncover it (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 6150, Nov 9 at 2241, S4-S8 news magazine in American
English, mentions Bloomberg, dangers of robots taking over jobs even
in the Press, 2244 another topic; 2254 about the Theremin. What`s
this, CRI? Before hourtop, Marco Werman closing `The World` joint
produxion of WBUR, PRI, and BBCWS, and indeed this is BBCWS on a
previously unknown transmission, from where? Unusual to get a readable
signal from them since they blew away their intentional North American
SW audience years ago. HFCC shows it is via USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES!
I would never have guessed this were the site. 250 kW at 200 degrees
away from here for CIRAF 51W and 54, i.e. Indonesia and Malaysia, at
2200-2300 only. Something new? There is one more English hour at
2300-2400 on 11825 and three other Tinang relays in Burmese, Korean.

We get `The World` on KOSU M-F at 20-21 UT; also heard it on CBW 990
in the 06-07 hour. I once tried to convince WRMI to pick it up in
penance for all crap from Walterboro paying the bills. But we`ll have
to do with BBCWS.

When all is it scheduled there? I`ve avoided trying to pin down any
programming on BBCWS since there have been so many different SW
streams, zero for us. But I try, for Monday Nov 11 -- no such program
in the 22-23 hour or anywhen by that title! The specific time I heard
it, does lead to `Boston Calling` with the robot topic for Nov 9, so
that`s how it`s repackaged on BBCWS:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csy5vb
Clearly it`s only once a week for 27 minutes at 2232 UT Saturdays, one
earlier airing at 0432, and repeated at 0432 UT Sunday. Despite its
original title, BBCWS diminishes it as an American POV de Boston.

But there are a lot of clips, podcasts, a look at Marco and his bio:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00y7fqz
So the entire hour 5X a week would still be needed via WRMI (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7457-USB, Nov 10 at 1427, AF MARS net, two stations saying
``no traffic; net is now free; out``. Does free mean open for random
QSOs, or finished? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9619.9 approx., Nov 9 at 2256, het with weaker 9620.0,
one at least in Chinese; 2300 timesignal and one goes off, the other
by 2301*. VOA Chinese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES scheduled in the 22 hour
only, so the CNR1 jammer presumably a bit off-frequency to boot (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7545, Nov 10 at 1424, non-Standard Chinese translating brief
items in English mentioning Baltic States, Gorbachov, atop weaker
audio, i.e. VOA Cantonese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES and jammed at
1300-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2007 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday November
11 at 0426, 11 minutes into on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, so started circa
nominal 0415. Readable but marred by local high noise level between
1.7 and 2.4 MHz, and another narrow peak at 2.68 MHz, but fortunately
no problem higher. (I dread the Holiday Season with Xmas lighting all
over, altho 2 or 3 neighbors run Xmassy lighting yearound.) Next:

1945vUT Sunday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW, fragment??
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1859vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Nov 10 at 0727, SMTV via WRMI, and 4 seconds later the
same SMTV via WRMI, i.e. double audio feed, one of them slightly
softer than the other, ruining their own programming, partly in
English.

15770, Nov 10 at 1431 & 1548 chex, SMTV now on this WRMI, *still* with
double audio. Clearly nohuman at SMTV HQ nor WRMI is paying attention
to what is going out, so why should we? I wonder how this happen, Bob?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Nov 9 at 2312, WWRB is already on this early for
Saturday evening, S9+20 and OK modulation! with what else, a gospel
huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday Nov 10, I`ve had WTWW-2 on a receiver in the
background for an hour or more of hamtalk, when finally at 0119 I
first detect some organ music, so `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` has
started after 7 pm local, not 8 pm as on the website. I bring up
$tereo webcast of familiar tunes, finally `White Xmas`, abruptly
ending at 0143, no show outro, cut to ID and immediately back to rock
music, `The Wanderer`, which would have been neat to hear on the organ
too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, Nov 10 at 1335 UT, TexMexmx, break for super-hype voice
actor to proclaim, ``--- 104.1 y 720 AM, la estación de la raza``.
Null/separable from WGN, but soon outfading, is KSAH Universal City
(San Antonio) TX. NRC AM Log says the slogan is ``Norteña 104.1``
which is not a mere translator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Sunday Nov 10 at 1339 UT, surprised to hear the tones
of Jim Bohannon in the light of day, guest author who is a
``Bible-believing Christian``. This is certainly my semi-local KQAM
Wichita KS, atop remnant of Vietnamese KNGO The Metroplex making a
slow SAH. But KQAM is not a JIMBO affiliate per:
http://www.jimbohannonshow.com/station-finder/
rather 3 other 1480s all at normal nighttimes or later repeats
pre-sunrise. But what do they know? Jimbo is among the Big Talkers at:
http://stecklinecommunications.com/kqam/
Sundays at 12-14 UT; and weeknights live at 03-06 UT (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1550, Nov 10 at 1352 UT, ``Cape Radio 100.3 News-Talk``,
1359 local PSAs for Cape Girardeau, caperadionews.com; rapid legal ID
I think fits in a 1550 mention, 1400 Fox ``news``. Is KAPE now on 5 kW
direxional day power. Lucky MO has two others 1550s. From ENE, I`m
really trying to null it and hear wanted KMAD, Madill on the south
side of OK, often silent but lately reported active (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Date for this omitted by mistake: it was November 4:
TA conditions must be VG, as earlier Mark Connelly in MA
reported Syria ``inbooming`` (where did he get that?) on 783 kHz. Too
late for that now, but at 0550-0600 I decide to perform a JBA MW
carrier search on the R-75 with E/W longwire, and find plenty of them:
531, 549, 558(2), 567, 585(2), 595.9, 621, 639, 684, 693(2), 711, 729,
738, 747, 756, 774(2: See SPAIN), 801, 837, 882, 909, 936(2), 954, 963
(both sides of my 960 local), 999, 1053, 1062, 1089, 1125(2), 1134,
1215, 1305, 1566 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1110, Nov 10 at 0753 UT, KFAB Omaha in C2CAM normally
owns this clear channel at night, but now has some musical QRM with
SAH, hard to DF with KFAB nulled. Of course, the only other 50 kW at
night 1110 station is WBT Charlotte NC, but it`s news/talk too; with
deep nulls toward each other. Suspect it`s one of the numerous
daytimers in between running at night. Or maybe KRDC Pasadena CA, all
20 kW supposedly WSW into the Pacific but C&W/Disney format (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6780-CW, Nov 10 at 1410, beeps like timesignals exactly
one second apart, except a prolonged one every 23 seconds, pause and
resuming 4 seconds later, over and over; not matching any real
timesignal. Very strange (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7850-USB, Nov 10 at 1422, VP 2-way in Spanish. CHU
better hurry up and reclaim its frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1914 UT November 10

Glenn Hauser logs November 8-9, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

SWL/DX/MEDIA PROGRAMS

Now fully updated for B-19 and non-DST seasons:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Fri Nov 8 at 2030, WRMI with world music
fill, still no Radio Tirana relay; it`s Greekish, close enough?

9395, UT Sat Nov 9 at 0230, JBA music too, maybe Greekish and no RT. I
neglected to mention the expected frequency for this in last report
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7335, 7355, 7365, 7375, 6125, Nov 9 at 0657, all
with varying degrees of jamming against nothing, as now Radio Martí is
only on 7435 way atop jamming, 6030 & 5980? under jamming. Something`s
always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command, wasting its own
resources and causing untold harm to innocent bystations, who had
better avoid any frequency used anywhen by RM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA:WOR:WRMI

** CUBA. Correxion: I wrote that ``6165 continues`` while I meant to
say 6100 continues, after 6165 quits; fixed:

6165, Nov 8 at 0750 tune-in, just in time to hear modulation cut off
to dead air at S9+10; but 6100 continues S9+20/30 into `From the
Bookshelf`. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, 6100, 6000, Nov 9 at 0702, all three RHC English are
still on with good modulation, but unlikely all will last another full
hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Nov 9 at 1603, S9+20 of dead air, no hurry to turn off
after 1400-1600 CRI English relay, yet unknown how well modulated
today. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Nov 9 at 1605, RHC Spanish still on here, S9/+10,
unknown for how much longer but better than // 15140 only S9 and
undermodulated. Both 13s are off, but 11760 is also still on at S9+10.
Something`s always wrong? at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Nov 9 at 0553 UT, I finally tune in before local
midnight, Spanish with KAAY from right angle easily nulled, making a
slow SAH of exactly 1.0 Hz, advice on how to accomplish e-commerce;
0556 into choral multi-verse NA; 0600 a quick ID which dammit I cannot
copy, but seems to mention FM, presumably linked to this XEAU
Monterrey; mentions milenio.com, and into infomercial for lentes de
leer (reading glasses). Now there is a UK TA het QRMing from 1089,
which I can`t null as long as I do null KAAY.

IRCA Mexican log says of XEAU: ``5000/500 watts, FM Tu 103.7 [Zona
Urbana], 1200-0600 REG ORO //XHFMTU 103.7FM. Moved to FM? (Web stream
ID is FM only, but AM is still included in 6/19 IFT list)`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6929-USB, Nov 8 at 2305, S6-S8, finally a pirate
heard after not any since Oct 22; just in time for the FRW deadline:
novelty tune, 2306 DJ announcement, hard to understand, drunk?
something about a ``continuing problem, RF in there``, apologizes for
poor quality. Lots of background noise while talking, but the music
was OK. 2312 fades down markedly to S3-S4, music JBA; still at 2329
recheck, music S5-S6.

These say it was Argyle Radio; all reports from the north/east, even
England, but I doubt this was out of Scotland:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,60026.0.html
(During this semihour one might instead have been listening to the
first airing of WORLD OF RADIO 2007 on WRMI 9955; started out heavily
jammed, but then it quit and WRMI faded up.)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6170-6175-6180, Nov 9 at 0700, DRM noise, which at
0700-0730 only is RRI in German, 90 kW, 307 degrees from Ziganeschti;
coincidentally? 6175 is also in DRM later testing? from RFI FRANCE at
0900-1200 per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2007 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday Nov 8 at 2300 on WRMI 9955; tune-in at 2258 to hear
wall-of-noise jamming over WRMI! The Cuban jammers have not observed
the EST switch of gusano programming like everything else on 9955 to
one real hour later. The main time they *need* to jam it is now
0015-0100 UT Tue-Sat against Noticiero and Radio Libertad! However,
S/N ratio soon improves as WRMI fades up a bit just as I am talking
about RHC -- tnx a lot! By 2312 recheck, WRMI is S9+20 and the jamming
is off, amazing, as if they realized their mistake. WOR remains VG
complete to 2329 and not cut off making my ``standard disclaimer``
twice redundant.

Also confirmed UT Saturday November 9 at 0140 the 0130 on WRMIs 5850
VG >> weak 5010, but JBA carrier here on 7780. At 0150 I check UTwente
SDR where 7780 is still arriving well!

As usual, I sleep/forget past 1330 for the secret new 1300 Saturday
WOR airing on WRMI 15770, which would probably be JBA here; hope
someone can reconfirm it.

Hamburger Lokalradio has been off due to serious illness of Michael
Kittner, but it could come back without notice, so need to keep
checking. Sat Nov 9 before 1600, UTwente is not getting it on
9485-CUSB, but usually did not get it anyway when really operational.
Can`t get a connexion to the OH5AE SDR. Next:

1900vUT Saturday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW, fragment??
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW ?
1945vUT Sunday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW, fragment??
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1859vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Nov 9 I don`t remember to check AAAWWW until
about 0153 UT on WBCQ webcast, now outgoing a real hour later by EST,
0100+ UT, when music is playing so I know immediately that A&A must be
away again. Yes, soon hear the tones of TimTron with his *very*
different style of programming; reminiscing about the good ole days,
and soon joined by Jason. They mention that one other frequency is on
now experimentally, 6160, reports wanted, and he will leave it on a
few minutes more, but only a few due to electrical expenses in Maine.
I quickly check it at 0202, but all I get is a JBA carrier on 6161,
suspect something else like a local birdie. Fortunately, John Carver
heard the whole thing this week:

``Tonight's AAWWW --- Program started on time this evening on 7490
although a very poor signal. I checked 7490 a couple of hours earlier
and it was a much better signal. TimTron is hosting. Goes into music
immediately as he says nothing is right in the studio and he has to
fix it. When the music ends Jason slips into the studio to cohost with
Tim. Tim announced that they were also on 6160 and I immediately tune
there. Much better signal. Then Tim talks about the work he did on the
6160 transmitter. Jason mentions that the 7490 transmitter had gone
down today for a bit so Tim talks about getting that back on the air
and how he hopes it keeps going till after he leaves for home.

He also mentioned that the superstation transmitter was down again and
that Allan had insisted on Tim going to the station to get it going.
Tim was upset as he wasn't finished winterizing his home and he wanted
to go back and work on it instead. Said that when he got home he'd
have to chip ice off of things to work on them. He also said it had
snowed today at the station.

More clips and music and then Tim talking about his introduction to
and experience with computers. He mentioned that the transmitter
problem with the superstation will require a man from the transmitter
company [Continental] and him to tear it all apart and he's upset
about that as it's still under warranty. He's waiting there for the
other guy to show up and says the guy should be there sometime this
next week. Some more bits and music from Michael Ketter. Program was
off the air at 0159. John Mid-North Indiana``

Note that Tim`s home is far away in Skowhegan, central Maine, 140 air
miles away, 183 driving miles from Monticello. He also mentioned that
he used to bunk-in Monticello for a week or more at a time. As for the
superstation, at end of WOR 2007 I cite the latest imaginary 24-hour
schedule for it, all on 9330 with times, languages, azimuths, targets,
powers -- some halved to only 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 6060, Nov 8 at 2303, WRMI with SMTV, and no RHC; will they
dare to turn 6060 back on as long as WRMI be there? Not checked later
until -0200 WRMI/RAE span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Nov 9 at 0453, WTWW-1 is on, S9+10/20 undermodulated
SFAW, weaker than neighbor 5935 WWCR PMS at +20/30. Dave Kenny points
out that the WTWW website now displays a much-abbreviated schedule: 8
pm-12 am Central on 5830 (= 0200-0600 UT), and only three hours a week
on 9475: Sunday 9 am-12 pm Central (=1500-1800 UT, i.e., church-goin`
hours; to be confirmed?) That would explain why we never hear 9475
anymore nor 5830 earlier or later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, Nov 9 at 0459-0500+, WRNO active with gospel huxtress
in English, S9/+20, a bit past 0500 but probably about to cut off the
0200-0500 remaining broadcast with no more Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sat Nov 9 at 1601, KVOH is S9+10/20, the SSOB by far
and would be the OSOB if not for 17830 JBA carrier from Ascension.
Suspect an HF sporadic E boost. Should have checked right away, but at
1830 the DXMap does show a lot of HF Es altho mostly over eastern USA.
1601:15 opening `Wavescan` edition #559 for Nov 10 but gets a
headstart on its sole KVOH airing. There are 28 more each week, mostly
on WRMI per new DX/SWL/Media Programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, Sat Nov 9 at 1609, WWCR with old lo-fi music ending
with a wow; could it be Talking Machine Show? That`s not until two
hours later. Not solid signal, not getting any sporadic E help over
this path. Soon gospel huxter starts talking off-mike and can`t copy
details, but he spends a lot of time listing numerous affiliates, such
as 1000 and 1240 in Kentucky, KXEL 1540, at one-hour times mostly on
Sundays, and finally WWCR at 10 am Saturdays on 12.160, and two other
times which strike me as incorrect. Own churches are in Philadelphia,
Washington DC and western Kentucky. Finally at 1614 mentions full name
of ministry, ``Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith,
Inc.`` matching that in WWCR schedule, and introducing another
speaker, some late bishop who starts off singing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Nov 9 at 0705 UT, ad for texting RANK to some number,
and another ad for something in northern Michigan, Petoskey. So it`s
certainly 50-kW ND daytimer cheating again, WJNL, Kingsley near
Traverse City. I`ve often checked for this but there has been too much
KGYN even nulled. Now I`m not even trying to do that, on the east-west
longwire which should favor KGYN. Its own adherence to legally nulling
toward Philadelphia at night is questionable, but maybe now they
really are (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2050 UT November 9

DX/SWL/Media Proograms updated

Glenn Hauser
 

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS now totally updated for B-19 and standard time seasons:

http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

73, Glenn Hauser

Glenn Hauser logs November 6-7-8, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 6 at 2030, WRMI goes right into the polka
from World Music reel, filling instead of Radio Tirana as now
scheduled M-F during this semihour. Also music instead of RT for the
other transmission, UT Thu Nov 7 at 0230. Peter Hanson in FL also has
been hearing music instead of RT previous nights. Again Nov 7 at 2047
check of 15770, world music fill, not RT. I have notified WRMI about
this problem, so hope it will be fixed soon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. 6060, Nov 8 at 0529, JBA Qur`an from RTA which is
now here at 04-06 via FRANCE to the Algerian Outback; and weaker //
6105 at 05-07. This 6060 will of course QRM Habana if and when it
resume across and beyond this same span --- will RTA ever get one or
both of their own new SW sites going?? HFCC B-19 continues to include
imaginary registrations for separate frequencies via ORG and BEC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Nov 6 at 2202, RAE in Italian, good via
WRMI, aimed NNW rather than toward Italy. About 6060: see USA: WRMI!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 326 kHz, Nov 8 at 0802, dash and YQK, which is
200 watts from Kenora, Ontario. Also on same frequency, different
pitch, MA, 400 watts from Midland, Texas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 8 at 1438, still no CHU. Richard Langley,
NB, replies to my previous reports of Nov 5-6:

``From: National Research Council Canada System status
https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/
3.330 MHz: online
7.850 MHz: offline since [2019-10-28 at 17:00 UTC]
14.670 MHz: online

I'll try to find out why. I personally found them missing on 2
November when setting up to record WRMI. I try to start each recording
with a time signal from CHU or WWV as the recorder I typically use
does not time stamp the files.

[later:] From the NRC officer in charge of the transmitters:
"I have had a series of problems with both the main and backup 7850
kHz transmitters and now possibly with the antenna system. Due to
other commitments and bad weather that signal is still off the air.
"I will probably not get it back up this week, I am hoping for early
next week." -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7435, Nov 8 at 1440, song at S9, first wondering if it could
be R. Martí, but not // 13820 music, and RM finishes 7435 at 1400.
Instead it`s CRI in Russian at 1400-1500, 500 kW, 37 degrees from SZG
site toward DVR but also USward (and co-channel 7435 in Nepali, 500 kW
at 283 degrees from Kunming, not audible here) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 6180, Nov 7 at 0051 no CRI relay signal yet nor on
9580, but at 0101, 6180 via CUBA is S9 yet JBM in CRI English; much
weaker than 6020 via ALBANIA, which during this hour is still listed
also on 9570. 6180 CRI English is scheduled to overlap with Kashgar,
East Turkistan site for S Asia, which could cause at least an echo.
RNA Brasil should beware of occasionally coming up on 6180 instead of
11780. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 6 at 2027, RHC English S9/+10 but distorted and
splattering; unlike previous days, 15370 is not also in English,
instead now multi-lingual IDs as if signing on, 2029 Spanish intro of
Arabic ``por FM e internet`` (only), and indeed into Arabic.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. We are within two sesquiweeks of
confusion since B-19 began for everyone else, then the unDST shift,
and Arnie says his new sked won`t be in full effect until Nov 18
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Nov 6 at 2204, no signal from RHC English to Africa,
previously confirmed as having switched to an hour earlier on same
frequency; just as well, due to ACI from Radio Martí now on 7375 this
hour only. Any jamming of that could also bleed over into RHC, tsk2.
The ultimate B-19 schedule shows this transmission to be on 11880. But
next day Nov 7 at 2117, 7380 is back in Arabic, 2200 English into
voice-over translation of a speech in Spanish, but sometimes ahead of
it, must be from script. ACI from 7375 RM cuts on at *2200.5.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 7 at 0100, RHC English is JBM and suptorted, S9;
6165 has even less modulation but more signal, S9+10. So English still
exists during this hour altho the ultimate B-19 sked via Wolfgang
Bueschel shows both not starting until 0200 and then running until
0800; joined at 0500-0700 by 6060 and 6100; at 0600-0700 by 5040 where
English has also shifted to 0000-0100. As of Nov 7 at 0711, 6000 is
JBM, 6100 still on and VG, 6165 undermodulated.

6165, Nov 8 at 0750 tune-in, just in time to hear modulation cut off
to dead air at S9+10; but 6165 continues S9+20/30 into `From the
Bookshelf`. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5980, 6125, 7375, Nov 8 at 0531, jamming against nothing:
5980 wall of noise, no RM until 0600; lighter pulse jamming on the
others: 6125 RM finished at 0400; 7375 RM uses only at 22-23.
Something`s always wrong at the DCJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 11880, Nov 7 at 1412, CRI English at S3-S7 is still
here and one second ahead of the CUBA relay moved to 15700, S9+30. Now
11880 site is Kashgar, land of Uighur brainwashing (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT [and non]. 9900, Nov 6 at 2227, JBA carrier with flutter.
Could it be Cairo? Trying to tell whether the sole (?) surviving
English sesquihour from 2115 really exist; registered as 125 kW, 325
degrees from Abis to W Europe but consequently USward. So would end at
2245. But could already be 500 kW from CNR DOF site in China at
2230-0030; and at 2328 recheck the 9900 is VP fluttering in Chinese.

I do find a long-delayed but just published log in Nov NZ DX Times:
``9900 2230 EGYPT R Cairo very weak in EE; CHINA, CNR1 fair in CC
jamming [sic] R Cairo, 13/9 (Ken Baird, Wainuiomata ** Using the
League’s Northland SDR)``

Only a few services are allegedly extant in B-19:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B19&broadc=ERU
What about Latin American services? Scheduled: 2215-2330 9545
Portuguese, 2330-0045 Arabic 9620, 0045-0200 Spanish 9875???

9545 not checked yet, but at 0032 no 9620, at 0051 no 9875 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 9800, Nov 8 at 0744, S9-S7 of rock music, 0745
Japanese announcement, traditional music, then `Autumn Leaves`; not
much else on band except two WRMI TOMBS, 9395 & 9455 and two other
Cuban jammers against nothing on 9565, 9955. NHK now runs here at
0700-0900, 300 kW, 85 degrees from Yamata to CIRAF 14 & 16, i.e.
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, still in the middle of their nights before
5 or 6 am local. Or are they really aiming at Hawaii before 11 pm
there? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 3475, Nov 7 at 1359, JBA carrier and not on 3480 or
3485; today`s frequency for Voice of the People. Only 3475 is shown in
the latest Aoki/NDXC. No check for the rest of the jumparounds today
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 341 kHz, Nov 8 at 0803 UT, no signal from Enid`s
only beacon, EI; just OIN from Oberlin KS. Of course hardly any
flights would need it at this hour of our minor regional Woodring
airport. Still no EI at 1955 UT daytime Nov 8
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615+ and 17705, Nov 8 at 1356, SRI with separate
programming but not on 17895; usually 17705 is the odd one off. Only
significant signals on band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. On the noticiasdx yg José Bueno notifies that REE has
resumed its Spanish DX program, `Amigos de la Onda Corta` hosted by
Antonio Buitrago, with details of the ``Programa del 31 de Octubre
2019, Sábados a las 14.00 horas. Jueves a las 18.30 (rep.)``

For PROGRAMAS we are linked from REE`s website to:
http://www.rtve.es/radio/programas/
which is an exhaustive alfabetical roster of all? RTVE programs on all
networks including this one:
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/amigos-de-la-onda-corta/

with archive of 301 podcasts showing that it stopped in Nov 2014, did
one more in April 2017, and has just resumed with two new 2019
editions, the newer one dated Nov 7 about the World Radio Conference,
in Egypt. Durations vary widely, this one 46:30, last week`s 29:45.
The older ones just under 50 minutes, some 55. Must make it hard to
fit into SW schedules, but primarily as podcasts, duration does not
matter.

Antonio Buitrago was presenting AdlOC until he got top job to head
revived REE. Glad he has found time to resume it. But when? REE is NOT
on the SW air at 1400 UT! Or is that HNE? In that case UT would be
1300, even earlier during dark period. Maybe 1400 was the UT during
summer time, so now one hour later at 1500 UT, just as transmission
starts? And Thursday at 1730, 1830 or 1930 UT??

Then I find this more explicit header:

``Amigos de la onda corta Jueves a las 18.30 y 23.00 UTC. Sábados a
las 14.05 UTC`` [as if first airing imminent, and Sat be the repeat;
but again, are these summer timings really an hour later now?]

Then I find a current Nov 7 running program schedule, showing no such
program at 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, or any other Thursday time!

I try to find an REE listen-live link, but keep getting shunted to
their podcasts. Of course I can listen to the show that way, but why
not on SW or its own stream, of all programs?

Our Hitlist has a live audio link
http://radiolive-mp3-rtve.flumotion.com/rtve/radioexterior.mp3.m3u
but it does not work!

I have to turn on a radio and try to hear the North American frequency
9690 --- no reception. Instead the ME frequency 12030 works, poorly,
but at 1831 UT some show about the European economy, not AdlOC. Never
mind? (Glenn Hauser, Nov 7, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Alan Roe, compiler of the Hitlist, replies:

``Hi Glenn, The "REE live (alt)" link in the Hitlist, i.e.
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/live_radio_PopUp/?id=&v=0.75&vp=&lang=es
is working or alternatively
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/live_radio_PopUp/
also seems to work. It looks like the other link may have been
discontinued - I'll recheck in time for the next Hitlist update.
And have just found this link which seems to work OK:
http://www.rtve.es/radio/radio5-endirecto/
Alan Roe, Teddington, UK`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 15350.007, Nov 8 at 1350, TRT good with nice
Turkish music only slightly off-frequency; 1352 switch to IS prior to
closing. It`s the OSOB and SSOB from Hemisphere East --- is no one
else trying? Elsewhere on 19m, just Cuba and Miami.

11815.024, Nov 8 at 1401, TRT with Turkish news S7-S9, slightly more
off-frequency than predecessor 15350.007; hardly any NHK CCI, but a
SAH from there during 1433 music.

11540, Nov 8 at 1400, the Kurdo-Turco radio war continues it seems
without so much jumping around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 521-MCW kHz, Nov 7 at 0720, NDBeacon ORC, 25 watts from
Orange City, Iowa. Yes, a few beacons still exist on this band just
below AMBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 7 at 1410, K6FRC beacon in CA is JBA,
remaining the only one I ever hear on the 13550-13570 ISM HIFER band
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: confirmed Wed Nov
6 starting at 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.06v, S8-S9 but noisy. Running late
as usual but no problem as nothing cut. Meanwhile, the former
simulcast on WRMI 9955 remains occupied by RFPI shifted one UT hour
later, along with some pulse jamming.

WOR 2006 confirmed UT Thursday November 7 at 0100, on WRMI 7780, VP
S5-S9 vs storm noise.

WORLD OF RADIO 2007 contents: Alaska, Argentina non, Bangladesh,
Canada, China non, Cuba, Europe, Germany, Iceland, India, Kurdistan
non, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Perú, Romania, Spain,
Tajikistan, Tibet non, Turkey, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2007 is available as of 0625 UT Friday November 8
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2007.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2007.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:
[Unique Radio, NSW is off the air until 2020y]
[HLR, Germany, is off due to serious illness of Michael Kittner]

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0729vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1859vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Altho partially updated, the WRMI program skedgrid at
https://www.w4uvh.net/WRMIfqs
continues to show a System D block at 21-22 UT with variety of
programs including three airings of WOR! Except there are NO
frequencies for this hour. Just in case with a new season, I check
7780 again, Thu Nov 7 at 2100 when WOR has been imagined, and indeed
it`s really airing VORW as correctly shown on the System F grid (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 6060, Nov 6 at 2201, WRMI is on, S6-S9 with music
from SMTV as now scheduled from 2100, ex-5800 which is off, ex-4980.
6060 was chosen in tribute to the legacy frequency of RAE for WRMI`s
relay in Spanish also retimed to 0100, but again Nov 7 at that hour,
no RAE but music fill; and poor vs storm noise around here; 0138
recheck it`s rock music. At least RHC remains absent from 6060.

Oh2, Nov 7 at 2356 check of 6060, NOW RHC has come back in Spanish!
mixing with music which must be WRMI`s SMTV; and RHC // 11760 without
the music. So now there is a Miami/Habana collision, and Arnie`s
ultimate B-19 sked does show 6060 resumed all the way from 00 to 07
UT. I don`t check again until 0111 Nov 8, when by now RHC has gone
away, and WRMI is finally correctly airing RAE Argentina al Mundo in
Spanish on its legacy frequency, fair S7-S9+10 and a bit
undermodulated. So it remains to be heard how all this will shake out
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Nov 7 at 0713, WWCR is on again broadcasting nothing
but dead air at S9+20; the others modulate: 5935 PMS at S9+20/30; 4840
& 3215 TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Nov 7 at 1401 UT, ``AM 1160 The Hope``, church info
for Naperville, soon losing to Spanish presumably Kansas City. WYLL
Chicago, U4 50/50 kW but seldom heard here and never well since day
pattern is circular tangent to SE, and night pattern tight to the
north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, re my log of KQFN Tempe AZ, Rick Barton, AZ, replies:

``Hi Glenn, the KQFN story is about as confusing as it gets. KMIK did
transmit from Tempe/Mesa, but the rumor was, when KQFN came on, they
moved the transmissions from there to a site in SW Phoenix. I drove to
the site and confirmed it. The station is transmitting from a single
tower located just a cupla blocks south of 38th avenue and Indian
School Rd. The nearest address I could give you would be 3883 N. 38
Ave., Phoenix. The signal really loaded up my car radio at that
location. The tower can easily be seen from nearby Grand Avenue, just
to the east. regards from the southwest - rb`` (Glenn Hauser, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15022-LSB, November 8 at 1455, 2-way in colloquial
Spanish long contacts discussing women, full of puta-madres and even
coño. Which reminds me, we *never* hear any feminine voices on these
Spanish 2-ways; where are they? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1957 UT November 8

Glenn Hauser logs November 5-6, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALASKA. 11670, Nov 6 at 1358, S1-S2 JBA announcement in Chinese;
1359 dead air, 1400 barely recognizable KNLS IS, confirming it`s
really here for the English hour aimed westward, via backward leakage
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 5 at 2030, WRMI with fill music, NOT
Radio Tirana which appeared on the WRMI skedgrid a few weeks ago, but
the first time I have checked for it. Still music at 2043; 2100 switch
to non-BS gospel huxter but must be TOM as now scheduled, finally BS`
own voice at 2106. During this hour both 9395 and 9455 emit separate
programmings.

I wonder if RT has ever shown up here, M-F 2030 on 15770, since with
every seasonal change, now a dekaday ago, there`s a misconnect in the
indirect acquisition of RT files via Germany, as the original timing
non-DST and/or URL must have changed unbeknownst to the automation. I
now suspect the other RT relay slot, nominally shifted to 0230 UT on
9395, has also failed. This deal was not initiated by Radio Tirana,
and they take no trouble to maintain it altho tolerate it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 6060, Nov 6 at 0004, new WRMI-3 frequency VP S7-S8
with flutter during SMTV, but RAE Spanish relay scheduled for 0100 is
AWOL again, altho not checked until 0153 when Christian hymns are
playing, ``Holy3``, and ``Rejoice`` cut off for 0200*. I suspect that
unlike Albania, RAE is still sending files, but not being configured
correctly to show up on this system at this time on this frequency.
BTW the skedgrid still shows WRMI-3 on 5800 in the 2100-2400 period
before changing to 6060, but I think 6060 is already on earlier (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 5 at 2105, NO signal from CHU, but VG on
14670-CUSB. The middle frequency is normally audible day and into the
night vs MUF plunges. 3330-CUSB is audible at 0708 Nov 6, but again
not on 7850. Also Nov 6 at 1427, 14670 but no 7850. Happy anniversary!
Mike Cooper forwards this:

/R E P E A T -- Time flies! 80th anniversary of the National Research
Council of Canada time signal/ --- News provided by National Research
Council Canada Nov 05, 2019, 13:00 ET
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/-r-e-p-e-a-t-time-flies-80th-anniversary-of-the-national-research-council-of-canada-time-signal--847894922.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 6 at 1351, Trenton Military, CHR still
clocking 61 minutes slow as ``1250 zulu``, after no-reports-received
from Ontario APs, but succeeds with a ``special report from Calgary``
as of 1300, which is not really from the future (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 5 at 1959, RHC ID in Spanish and introducing
English from 2000; 15140 is not on! But at 2028 recheck, 15370 is
S9+10 of dead air, and 15140 *is* on now in English amid `DXers
Unlimited, this being ``mit-week`` Tuesday. Talking about ham radio
activities during Hurricane Harvey, Houston --- old show or
reminiscing? Then advocating pre-sunrise grayline DXing; 2030 outro
DXUL already.

NOW at 2030, 15370 has started just barely modulating in Brazuguese,
whilst previous days, JM Aubier in France had been hearing it in
English. 2150 recheck, 15370 is again in Brazuguese, while by now
15140 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 6 at 0153, no signal from RHC, which was expected
in English from 0100; but 6000 is running tho VP S9+10 undermodulated
as the only chance to hear it in primetime. By 0200, 6165 is now on
along with 6000. This night at 0705 check, 6165 is VG in English,
while 6100 and 6000 are off. You never know what combo will be active
especially after 0500. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 6 at 1352, RHC is *not* on here this morning,
unlike yesterday, rather usual 15140, S9 but undermodulated JBA,
better on 15230. At 1545, still no 15370, but 15230, 15140, 13700.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, Nov 6 at 1416, choral music, S5-S7 with flutter, 1417
ID as General Overseas Service of All India Radio, plugging its brand
new website also offering streaming, URL repeated multiply,
http://airworldservice.org
No signal on onetime // 11620 for the 1330 sesquihour, altho 11560
Afghan service is audible as usual. 9690 is reactivated for B-19, good
for us as long as Spain is not starting here until 1500. 9865 music
from Vividh Bharati service is slightly better S6-S8 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6155, Nov 6 at 0459, NHK IS, timepips a few seconds
late, opening English from NHK World Radio Japan, a weak S9 about the
same as 7410. Previous log had wrong info about the three frequencies
for this, lacking 6155 which is 300 kW ND from AUSTRIA as now shown on
HFCC and also from NHK`s own pdf schedule. 7410 is 500 kW, 155 degrees
from FRANCE; and inaudible on 9860, 250 kW, 184 degrees from Vatican.
So the lower two remain our best chance to hear RJ in English. If
Japanese will do, there`s still 6105 at 0200-0400, 500 kW, 290 degrees
from FRANCE targeting CIRAF 10 & 11 = Mexico, Central America,
Caribbean, shunning USA but close enough.

6155, Nov 6 at 0702, weak German as AUSTRIA also runs the only SWBC of
its own on same frequency as NHK a bihour before, still 300 kW ND at
0600-0720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. How`s the Kurdo-Turco radio war going today? Nov 6
at 1357, only active is 11540 with both Dengê Welat and Jammiler
clashing about equally approx. 6 Hz apart making heavy SAH; 1401
drumming and chanting. Seems like in no hurry to play mouse-and-cat.
At 1459, still colliding on 11540, but at 1501 one station cuts off
revealing no other station either. Immediately tune around and now
there is a signal on 11530, presumably DW jumped and/or changed site,
as Bulgaria, France and Pridnestrovye have all been involved. Another
is soon back on 11540, jammer missing target? At 1513 and 1543 chex
there remain weakening signals on both frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Hepburn tropo maps for 1500 UT Nov 6 show
marginal level-1 enhancement in eastern OK not reaching here and
nothing to the west; yet KWOU 88.1 Woodward has tropo-enhanced signal
for `StarDate` at 1442.5 UT Nov 6. By 1606 UT I do a DTV bandscan
finding a Bad signal on RF 10 which could be Tulsa or Wichita; nothing
else unusual except RF 16 still lacks KOCM; and RF 23 is so Bad that
KSBI cannot be decoded, both ``local`` OKCs (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9455 & 9395, Nov 6 at 1424, Brother Scare on
WRMI says he is 86 years old today and has been preaching for 70
years. Is this really his birthday or another old playback? One never
knows. What a wasted life! And how are the sexual predator charges
against him coming along? SC authorities are not saying (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. Besides the radio war on 11540/11530, see
KURDISTAN [non], what is TRT doing?

15350v, Nov 6 at 1353, tune-in just in time to hear TRT cut off its
Turkish music before I could measure it, but BFO revealed it was off
enough to make a LAH.

12035, Nov 6 at 1403, VOT in English with historical talk, 1405 switch
to another show with a different theme but cannot copy their titles;
close to on-frequency, poor and with occasional ACI from a USB 2-way
circa 12032.5.

Can`t find a simple SW program schedule since SW has been demoted to
barely existing on the TRT World Television website
https://www.trtworld.com/
nor can Alan Roe`s latest Hitlist link directly to any SW program
schedule. We used to be on the P-mailing list for them twice a year;
is anyone still getting those?

11815, Nov 6 at 1402, fast SAH in about equal mix with Radio Japan in
Japanese.

Not SW, but Clara Listensprechen sends along this:

For Turkey, Al Jazeera English has become an irritant to its Qatar
partnership --- Rare public ill-feeling has flared between the two
allies as Turkish media laments the Doha outlet's coverage of the
Syria offensive
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-al-jazeera-english-has-become-irritant-qatar
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 6 at 1356, HIFER beacon K6FRC in Patterson CA
is JBA. Not until 1545 do I check DXmap, to find one sign of sporadic
E, a 14 MHz MUF over the NW corner of Nevada; not the right spot for
this catch, but it`s something, resulting from some ham contact. By
then KVOH is unusually inbooming, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11900, Tue Nov 5 at 2025, S9/+10 song in Spanish,
``Bandolera`` --- what`s this, another OCB frequency? NO,
back-announce 2027 in French, from that VOA African service DJ who
also performs in English. 11900 B-19 scheduled as SAO TOME, 100 kW at
335 degrees so favorable USward, French 1930-2030 daily, plus
2030-2100 Sunday and Hausa 2030-2100 Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: Vern of WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
now explains what happened with WOR last Saturday night. Due to a
program schedule error earlier in the day, it ran at 0301-0330 UT
Sunday, just before I tuned in, and preceding TWIAR. Says he will see
about updating the websked. And:

``In equipment, I replaced the DAP-310 audio processor with an
Inovonics INO223 Audio processor. three independently adjustable
bands, digital look ahead processing; a 5 kHz brick wall bandpass
limiter. Also, pre-emphasis to enhance intelligibility. 5 kHz is the
minimum available, I would have preferred 4. It allows me to set +
103%, -95% peak modulation level with no occasional over-modulation
spikes. With 360 watts radiated power from the antenna, it does a
reasonable job. I will try to keep better tabs on log timing. Thank
you for your input, and keep up the good work. Vern`` Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5010, Nov 6 at 0150, BB WRMI ID and music, // much stronger
5850, but something else talking on 7780, and 9395 inaudible. This
could mean that the UT Sat 0130 time for WORLD OF RADIO will no longer
be trimulcast on 5010, 5850 and 7780. See also ALBANIA [non] and
ARGENTINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Nov 6 at 1423, WRMI-10 is OFF, leaving some lite
jamming; while 9455 & 9395 are still running TOMBS. 9955 after DST
over is supposed to stay until 1500 UT + another hour weekends for
Blalock the Blaster.

** U S A. 17775, Nov 6 at 1544, KVOH is S9+20/30 with gospel songs in
Spanish; instead of JBA carrier or none at all, must be getting
sporadic E boost; a bit of which is on the DX Map, a 14 MHz MUF blob
over NW Nevada as a clue. Now the SSOB, and almost the OSOB besides
the JBA carriers from TransAt, FRANCE on 17800 & 17825 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1843 UT November 6

FTIOM & UBMP, November 10-16

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, November 10-16:
This week, our special guest is Kiki Valera, whose new album Vivencias en clave cubana is already becoming a critical and popular
sensation.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in Europe.
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 10 and 12:
The theme of Episode 138 is time.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe.
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot


Glenn Hauser logs November 4-5, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALASKA. 11670, Nov 5 at 1440, JBA carrier, so maybe KNLS English be
really here instead of 11760 per its own website; in any event no good
for winter night polar propagation west or east (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Nov 4 at 2215, RHC English on now, so the ``African``
service stays on same frequency but an hour *earlier* from 2200 than
in A-19, 2300-2400. Since 7380 is off after 2300, probably French and
Portuguese have also been earlied to 2100-2200. No, it`s Arabic and
Portuguese per J-M Aubier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 5 at 0057, RHC in Spanish as the weekday TV
simulcast of `Mesa Redonda` is now a real hour later, so no more early
English in the 00-01 hour; nor is 6165 on yet. The evening English
span has also shifted an hour later to 0100-0800, as still on in
English at 0724 check only on 6100, VG S9+30; and 6165 undermodulated
S9/+10. I am not saying anything is wrong about this, since it seems
to be an intentional if unpublicized seasonchange
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 5 at 1513, surprised to hear this frequency now so
temprano as it had been a tarde channel only. Replacing 15140 which is
not on, or maybe that closed earlier. 15230 is also on. Now during
`Sonido Cubano` music I also survey what other RHC Spanish frequencies
are still running: 13700 (no spurs), 11760, 9640, 9535; and a JBA
carrier on 6100 which could be Cuba or Asian remnant. At 1601, 13700
is off but 11760, 9640 and 9535 are still on. At 1602 Nov
5, 15370 still on with 11:04 timecheck, 15230 off.

15370, Nov 5 at 1900 recheck, now opening Arabic, ex-1800 on 15140
which is still off. // 11760 but modulation soon cut, and 1901* off.

Tho it was still an all-day frequency yesterday, 15140 is still not on
by 1930 Nov 5, so we`ll see where 2000 English can now be found.
Things are changing day to day as the shakeup develops. See last
report with Jean-Michel Aubier, France, monitoring for November 3.

Strangely, 15370 was carrying the second half of English from 2030 on
both Nov 3 and 4. Jean-Michel Aubier in France observed on Nov 4:

``1900-1930 Arabic 15140
1930-2000 Creole 15140
2000-2100 English 15140
2030-2100 English 15370
2100-2130 Arabic 7380 15140 15370 (3 fréquencies!)
2130-2200 Portuguese 7380 15370
2130-2200 Spanish 9880 (needs to be verified)
2200-2400 Spanish 15370
2200-2300 English 7380
2300-2400 Portuguese 11700

French not heard since Oct 27. Have the broadcasts disappeared? other
frequencies?`` I, gh, wonder if no French could be connected to the
ascension of French department person Tania Hernández to direct the
entire emisora, as reported yesterday; no time to do French programs?

Wolfgang Bueschel says he`s not heard from ailing Arnie with new sked
info, but did his own RHC survey today, q.v., with similar results to
mine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, Nov 4 at 2331, TV Martí still unjammed here,
ex-5980, where its audio soundtrack appeared months ago, separately
from RADIO Martí frequencies --- but now, it`s always // RM, so no
more TVM to be heard on SW? Now it is // 7355 and 7435 (while jamming
continues on ex-7335 heavy, 7375 lite). At 0057 Nov 5 I notice that
6125 is off, and confirming there is NO jamming; break for antenna
and/or transmitter change? I think 6125 was back a few minutes later
but failed to log it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 17800, Nov 5 at 1519, JBA YL talking, while 17825 is a JBA
AM carrier, i.e. Issoudun with Mini Transat yacht weather info, still
not in DRM on either. Maybe vital info for the racing contestants but
how many of them have portable DRMs aboard?? So much for a DRM
Consortium publicity stunt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 7410, Nov 5 at 0507, NHK English is poor, S8-S9 via
AUSTRIA; higher // are out of question here, 9860 Vatican JBA carrier,
and 11970 France zilch. Radio Japan has only three English SW
broadcasts left, and this may be our best chance, considering the two
bad frequencies no longer Palau at 1400; and 1100 on 11825 via
Singapore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 4 at 2331, JBA carrier under wall-of-noise jamming
against no Martí which has moved to 6125. That could be Radio Chaski,
as nothing is in HFCC B-19 on 5980 between 2200 and 0200. No carrier
detected at 0006, so maybe closed in the meantime.

I wish Claudio Galaz or someone in South America could confirm the
Chaski cutoff time. You may recall a few years ago when it was later
around 0100 with no CCI, I would track it slipping 5 seconds or so
later from one night to the next, quite fun! Until they would reset
their timer earlier, starting a slipcycle all over again. Now we can
only hope that the incompetent Cuban jammers will turn off 5980 before
RM really comes on at 0600.

Even Cubans in favor of jamming should be livid about the electrical
expense wasted on jamming against nothing; which could be spent on
e.g. improving the diet of the poor population (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11610, Nov 5 at 1600, Somali on VOA as mentioned,
S7-S9. It`s 1600-1800, 250 kW, 126 degrees from Woofferton UK, thus
close to off-the-back here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: Richard Langley
now confirms heard on all three 7780 WRMI airings, Sunday Nov 3 at
2130, UT Monday Nov 4 at 0130 & 0230; with some cutoffs.

Following up last report that WOR was underway at 1902 UT Monday
November 4 on IRRS 7290, heard via OH5AE SDR:

I note the time of the mid-break as 1913:30, but that was 14:40 into
the program, so playback must have started more than a minute early at
1858:50 --- hope the transmitter was already on with this input.

And Alan Gale, England reports: ``Hi Glenn, Much to my surprise World
of Radio was broadcast again this evening (Monday) on IRRS 7290 kHz at
1900 UT. I missed the start of the programme but it was on when I
tuned in at 1913 and continued right to the end at 1928, so it looks
like it was the full programme this time. Alan``.

Also confirmed UT Tuesday November 5 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA. Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6060, Nov 4 at 2328, WRMI activated new frequency, but poor
S7-S9 in Chinese, music, SMTV ex-5800, ex-4980; and undermodulated
like 5800 was. At 0000 UT Tue Nov 5, seems dead air or maybe JBM; 0002
some talk in English, music, Vietnamese, the off-putting language
mixture of SMTV with no captions. NO RHC reactivated on 6060. WRMI
chose 6060 to further the legacy of RAE which was on 6060
sesquidecades ago, and said would move their Spanish relay hour to
0100 Tue-Sat. At 0056 dead air? 0058 algo JBM; 0100 what? At 0104-0107
I am barely hearing on 6060 Christian hymns, definitely not RAE! 0201
still JBA but probably about to turn off 6060, unless it`s now Iran in
Arabic as scheduled 1730-0230, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan for
Arabia and North Africa, but likely QRMing WRMI/RAE in Latin America
beyond. BTW, RAE continues hinting they will be getting a new SW
transmitter of their own. Other WRMI monitoring:

5010, Nov 4 at 2329, is on with algo, Fámily Radio?

9395, Nov 4 at 0100, not RAE in English when it has been, but VP M&W
talk. Oldies and BB ID late past 0200, then RAE multi-lingual opening
and theme into English now an hour later. 0256 check Qur`an ---
recognized as part of the WRMI `World Music` fill loop --- I wonder
what genuine Moslems make of this insert -- what is this passage in
mandatory Arabic about? Radio Tirana now scheduled too an hour later
at 0230, but ends early; 0258 WRMI Spanish ID and bit of music, 0259
another ID JBA, 0300, Prague theme opening English.

The WRMI skedgrid, http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs reminds us that XMTR
6, 355 degrees on 9395 runs System G until 0230 including RAE ATTW
English, and from 0230 System H with Tirana, 0300 Prague.

Also, the programs grids mostly in UT, but System G is in EDT/EST,
which accounts for the one-hour-later shift, like always happens with
System B on 9955. Yet System H is in UT, but times are now wrong,
still with Tirana at 0130 and Prague at 0200 (except for music show
pre-emptions on certain days. At least we now have Tirana unscathed at
new 2030 time M-F on 15770, which I have yet to run across.)

This shift may have edged out WORLD OF RADIO, which had been running
at 0130 UT Monday, a day off for Tirana on 9395. Now WOR is not shown
on 9395 at 0130 or 0230, which need to be monitored next week. Should
still be on 7780 at both times.

Also displayed in ET rather than UT are System C, nothing but TOMBS on
all his frequencies. And System L, very incomplete on 9455.

It would be very helpful if someone outside WRMI with plenty of spare
time, could reorganize the WRMI program skedgrids by FREQUENCY,
instead of by System --- so one could pick a frequency and see all the
programming on it in UT ONLY, no matter from what system! But this
could be problematic as the System skeds are not complete nor 100%
accurate. Yet the playback computers must know what they are supposed
to do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Tue Nov 5 at 0000, WBCQ is VP S6-S7, but I can
recognize the intonations of Uncle Bill, so indeed his `Melting Pot`
is getting another play as filler, 25 hours after normal airing, most
of which I missed, but by 0015 I`m hearing it well on webcast. He`s
back at 0100 UT Tue now with his othershow, `From the Isle of Music`
which includes a lot of talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. It`s way too late for a detailed JBA TA MW carrier
bandscan, Nov 5 at 0717, but a few spotchex before dozing: 774 with
beat, presumed Spains; 693, 621; and 846 which I assume is really
Kiritimati TP; rather than low-powers in Denmark, Ireland, Italy;
medium powers but too far into dayside now, Iran, Saudi, UAE, South
Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT November 5

Glenn Hauser logs November 3-4, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Australia - Reach Beyond: Updated links to frequency and programme
schedules
2) Germany - R Marabu: Updated link to programme pages
3) Spain - REE: Updated link to current frequency schedule
3) USA - VOA: Updated links to frequency and programme pages
4) Updated UTC offset notations (due to summer time changes) for Cuba
and USA

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be early
December. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, UK, Nov 4)

** ALASKA. 11670, Nov 4 at 1413, I finally get around to checking KNLS
English hour scheduled here for B-19 per HFCC --- ZERO signal; so
maybe it`s really on 11760 buried under Habana as on own sked:
https://www.worldchristian.org/welcome/who-we-are/how-to-listen/

Either way it`s unlikely propagating backward across night path. NOR
as intended westward for E Asia across the dark winter night path.
They should be on 6 or maybe 7 MHz band, propagation 101. The 1200
English is also allegedly on 25m, and the other transmitter on 9665,
without contradixion: can we detect it then? zzz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 11874.977, Nov 4 at 1352, South Asian talk,
off-frequency; what`s it? HFCC shows Reach Beyond on 11875 at
1200-1400, 100 kW, 310 degrees in English. So what is it really?
Convoluted B-19 sked via Alan Roe shows this quarter hour only on
Mondays is in Urdu, 1359 closing with a .org address and off after
1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 362 kHz, Nov 4 at 0649 UT, NDB sending dash and SB. It`s
500 watts from Greater Sudbury, Ont., per dxinfocentre.com

366 kHz, Nov 4 at 0650 UT, dash and YMW, i.e. 500 watts from Maniwaki,
Quebec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13650, Nov 3 at 2320, Chinese music fill instead of
CRI Portuguese via CUBA, but now it`s overmodulated/distorted like so
many other such incompetent Cuban relays. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sun Nov 3 at 2009, RHC English confirmed an hour later
than summer, 20-21 UT and still on 15140. ``Ed Newman`` is introducing
a panel discussion at some institute, with big names such as Ricardo
Alarcón, former? foreign minister, etc., two of The Cuban Five (spy
heroes, not frequencies), and Tania Hernández, who is now director of
RHC, rising from the French department. Taking questions from
audience, subject seems to be The Blockade, with usual anti-American
sentiments; in English as long as I listen for a few minutes. Seems
special rather than regular programming, could even be live.

Jean-Michel Aubier, France, elucidates on the WOR iog: ``English is
now at 2000, still on 15140, but also on 15370 from 2030 (?),
frequency which was expected to be in French. At 2030, the programme
is a speech (with translation into English). After, another speech in
Spanish (without translation). Seems to be a special programme
(Mentions of Maduro and Lula Da Silva). Arabic was aired at 1900 on
15140 followed by Creole on 15140 too (both // = live stream)`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Nov 3 at 2315, RHC is off the frequency which had had
English to ``Africa`` at this late hour in A-19. Then it coincided
with English hour on tropical 5040, but that is now in Spanish; still
slightly off-frequency+plus, 5040.052 and undermodulated at 2322. As
usual however, 5040 English has latened an hour as heard at 0001 Nov 4
repeating the Blockade discussion aired earlier at 2000 on 15140.

So what has become of the second English broadcast of the day? Nothing
now on previous frequencies 9720 or 11880. Could have shifted one hour
*earlier*, opposite of what one would expect post-DST, as in previous
winters to be at 2200-2300 somewhere. Need to search for it then.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 17800 & 17825, Nov 4 at 1507, JBA AM carriers, as yacht
weather for Mini Transat racers from Gran Canaria to Martinique has
resumed since Nov 2, now on higher band for greater distances from
Issoudun. One of them supposed to be in DRM, but I have AM carriers on
both and too weak to detect DRM noise, surely none as it does not mix
with AM. 1522 quite better at S8 and S7 respectively, YL in French.
Better than 17775 KVOH. There is also supposed to be some English, and
altho registered a full hour, winds up long before then; and maybe
long before Nov 30 if all go well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9835, Nov 4 at 1404, S2-S7 carrier with flutter, open or JBM?
At first hoped Malaysia could be back but scheduled at 1320-1420 is
VIRI Sirjan in Russian also USwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Nov 4 at 1345, SW Asian music, S3-S5, SAH
from two stations, no doubt the Kurdo-Turco radio war, only active
frequency around here at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 9985.035, Nov 4 at 1356 song in English,
Carly? 1400 VOA jingle, and Korean, fair-good. Only 9985 is USAGM
scheduled 13-22 UT via SAIPAN: another off-frequency (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 11855.036, Nov 4 at 1347, sounds like S
Asian discussion about Pakistan and Kashmir, S9-S7, 1350 brief bit in
English about same. Aoki/NDXC and HFCC say 11855 this hour only is RFA
Tibetan via SAIPAN; which is typically inexact in frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 774 kHz, Nov 4 at 0554 during JBA TA MW carrier search, this
is strongest and bearing some audio; at 0601 sounds like Castilian
intonation, YL talking and some music; 0628 still talk, 0630
timesignal typical on half-hours from RNE1. Except for some very low
power UKs, the RNE1 synchros on 774 are the only signals in W Europe,
eight of them ranging from 100 kW Valencia down to 10 kW at four
locations, adding up to 270 kW. Since I was hearing a beat, at least
one of them must be slightly off-frequency. 774 is also just about the
best split, near evenly with nothing big on 770, but plenty splash
from 780 WBBM, even tuning LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9940, Nov 4 at 1403, HSK9 with news in English, S4-S7
with flutter, not very good but better than nothing on the so-called N
American service on 13750 at 0000-0330; 1400-1430 & 1230-1300 on 9940
are for SE Asia/Australia, 250 kW, 132 degrees. No CCI or ACI here,
unlike ex-9390. We should try for the temporary? English at 1300-1315
which is at 55 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15745, Nov 4 at 1341, unknown language marred by
modulation drop-outs, S5-S8. Only HFCC/Aoki listee is RFA Bod/Tibetan
via TAJIKISTAN; but no jamming heard here. Off after 1400 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 3 at 2310, NO signal from VOT English to N
America; but 2331 recheck now it`s on with song, S8-S9; 2352 music, I
guess it`s their nondescript ``interval signal``, from 2356
interrupted about twice a minute for IDs in GERMAN, and sure enough
stays on air with 5+1 timesignal 2.5 seconds late past 0000 UT Nov 4,
and opening German hour, ``Hier ist die Stimme der Türkei``. Don`t
know how much longer stayed on, but often a foulup as German may be
available on their program feed from Ankara to Emirler but NOT
supposed to go on SW at this time. If this ever happen on Saturday
into UT Sunday, will collide with weekly Mighty Farty KBC via Germany,
which is obviously willing to risk it by repeatedly choosing 5960 in
winters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 379 kHz, Nov 4 at 0652 UT, ND beacon RUE. It`s 25 watts from
Russellville, Arkansas. I was tuned to 380. See also CANADA for two
more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: WoR on IRRS 7290 kHz
Saturday now --- Alan Gale, England, reports at 1903 UT Sat Nov 2:

``Hi Glenn, [7290 Romania] IRRS has just come on air at 1900 UT, and
the first programme on is World of Radio, so it looks like Saturday
evening is the new slot for your show now``

I reply: ``Alan, Good, but sked does not show it, rather vague:

https://www.nexus.org/member-services/radio-and-tv/schedules/saturday-program-schedule/
May be one of the ``random`` times, so need to see if it continue.``

``Hi Glenn, It seems to be a bit truncated too, it switched to another
programme around 1918 UT. I seem to recall they used to do something
similar once before, and it was mainly in A-19 when it
became a regular in the 1815 - 1845 slot on Mondays. The programme
that followed it tonight was called Global Voice or something like
that, sounded like some sort of podcast. I listen most evenings if I'm
in so I'll keep monitoring it. Alan``

And again on Sunday, from Alan Roe, Teddington UK: ``ITALY [non]. An
unscheduled partial airing of World of Radio being heard today (Sunday
3 November) in progress on tune-in at 1949 UT on 7290 kHz, with items
on China and Cuba and cutting of just before 2000 when IRRS
signed-off. I guess WOR must have started at around 1945``

Configured as it is with unrelated items in alfabetical order, I know
it must be tempting to air fragments of WOR as filler, but I would
rather the show be aired complete or not at all. A little schedule
juggling should find continuous 29-minute slots for it (gh)

Still maladjusting to Standard Time (but which should be always), I
miss checking the Sun 2130 and UT Mon 0130 airings of WOR on WRMI,
which are presumed to continue at the same UTs. Expect soon to have
results of Richard Langley`s regular recording/monitoring of 7780
Sunday evenings.

Confirmed UT Monday November 4 at 0230 WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 4 starting at 0400 (ex-0300) on Area 51
webcast, and at 0422 check of WBCQ 5130-, S9-S8 but noisy.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 4 after 0430 (ex-0330) on WRMI webcast, and
poor S5-S7 at 0446 check of 9955.

Also confirmed Monday Nov 4 at 1902 on IRRS 7290, well underway so
maybe started close to 1900; no connexion to UTwente, so I get to it
via OH5AE SDR in Finland. Need AM Narrow or LSB due to heavy splash
from 7295. Audio is skipping, hope an output rather than input problem
at OH5AE. Hope; assume the whole WOR play at this time. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
[now updated for standard season]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 6060, Sun Nov 3 at 2312, NO signal yet from WRMI
as planned from Oct 28, then delayed until Nov 4; and still on 5800 VP
with talk, SMTV? Ex-4980. 0002 Nov 4 recheck, still on 5800 and no
6060. However I do have a JBA carrier on 6060, which per latest HFCC
could be Iran in Arabic, or CNR from CDU site in China (not keyed in
WRTH 2019 tables; Chengdu?).

The open question is whether Arnie will reactivate 6060 for RHC`s
delayed B-19 sked, after unceremoniously dropping it early in the A-19
season. The WRMI skedgrid shows 5800 at 21-24, and 6060 only at 00-02.
The reason for WRMI choosing it is to ``reactivate`` an old General
Pacheco frequency when RAE was direct from Argentina, with the Spanish
relay already retimed to 0100-0200 Tue-Sat, instead of 2200-2300 M-F
on 5010, but in the first week should have been on 5800, when we heard
only dead air. Maybe all this will be sorted out by Nov 4 into UT Nov
5? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.07, Sunday Nov 3 at 2326, tail end of `Uncle Bill`s
Melting Pot` via WBCQ, S9/+10. Hope like last week he will get a
secret repeat 25 hours later, which now would be 0000 UT Tuesday
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sunday November 3 at 2325, very poor open carrier,
S7-S9, presumably WWRB but much weaker than normal. Has always been
unclear what time their weekend-only emissions start; but 2332 recheck
now with hymn, like Hammond organ, and 2336 undermodulated gospel
huxtress. WWRB may now use 3215 until 0200 when WWCR takes over, and
WWRB then shift to 3195 instead of using that only in the first place
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 4 at 1507, JBA carrier, presumed KVOH now opening
an hour later M-F. Have the Simi Valley fires and power cuts abated?
Program sked still as of Sept 1
http://voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf
so not updated for standard time, but DX shows should now be at 1600
UT: M & F Frecuencia al Dia; Sat Wavescan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560 & 1520, replies to my log of KGOW and not KYND:

``Glenn, KYND is still off. Haven't heard anything out of them since
September 24. Also KGOW still using its night site during the daytime,
at least all the times I have checked recently (Stephen Luce, Houston,
Texas, 2206 UT Nov 3, WOR iog via DXLD)``

``I don't see anything at the FCC website where KYND has applied for
any type of STA (Special Temporary Authority) to be silent (Bob
Biermann, WRMI, ibid.)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 5930, Nov 4 at 1437, undermodulated talk past 1507.
Aoki/NDXC and HFCC show it`s Vatican News/Radio at 1430-1530 in
Hindi/Tamil/Malalayam, 250 kW due west via Tinang, PHILIPPINES;
violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TA conditions must be VG, as earlier Mark Connelly in MA
reported Syria ``inbooming`` (where did he get that?) on 783 kHz. Too
late for that now, but at 0550-0600 I decide to perform a JBA MW
carrier search on the R-75 with E/W longwire, and find plenty of them:
531, 549, 558(2), 567, 585(2), 595.9, 621, 639, 684, 693(2), 711, 729,
738, 747, 756, 774(2: See SPAIN), 801, 837, 882, 909, 936(2), 954, 963
(both sides of my 960 local), 999, 1053, 1062, 1089, 1125(2), 1134,
1215, 1305, 1566 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1916 UT November 4

DX Listening Digest 19-42 ready

Glenn Hauser
 

DXLD 19-42 of October 17 is finally complete:

https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1942.txt
https://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest..txt
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

altho contents have not yet been compiled;
after which a formal notice will be re-sent

Sorry, I am falling behind in DXLD editing.
There are now two more issues underway
and a third will have to be in rough form
for the next World of Radio

Glenn

Glenn Hauser logs November 2-3, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 10000, Nov 2 at 2229, pips every 10 seconds under WWV, and
confirmed on USB only, not LSB, as from PPE, O.N., Rio (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 2 at 1836 UT, Trenton Military timecheck as
1735 zulu, no report received from some but not all. Will resumption
of standard time get their clock back in whack? NO! Nov 3 at 1451,
still 61 minutes slow as ``1350 zulu`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Nov 3 at 1447, CRI English via CUBA is S9+20
with good if not full modulation for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13766 & 13633 approx., Sunday Nov 3 at 1442, RHC amid `En
Contacto` at ``sección técnica`` with Arnie, FMish spurblobs out of
13700-AM, but first-order only, none heard further out; and 13740-AM
is also still on. At 1450 transitioning to medical show, also on 15230
suptorted S9. and good modulation on 15140, S9+10/20.

So as a running dog of Yanqui imperialism, matching DST offdate with
Miami gusanos, RHC has made its annual timeshift, the Spanish DX
program at 1435 ex-1335; and which will also affect other Spanish
programming, and many other but not all language broadcasts; also any
significant frequency changes post B-19 for the rest of us should now
start emerging by monitoring if not RHC website skeds still from B-18*
season displayed thru A-19!
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/frecuencias
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

First airing of English should now be at 2000 ex-1900, but still on
15140? Before 1900 Nov 3, 11760 & 15140 both in Spanish; after 1900,
11760 off and 15140 continues in Arabic, ex-1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Sun Nov 3 at 1501, RHC still in Spanish. 15140 OK //
11760 overmodulation distortion at 1627, RHC in Esperanto, so expected
one-hour-later shift of that weekly language to 1600 is confirmed. Two
other airings will have to be confirmed Sundays circa 0700? 2230? on
whoknowswhat frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, Nov 3 at 1445, wall-of-noise jamming remains
here a week after totally predictable and public B-19 Radio Martí
change to 13820 which is VG unjammed during song in English lyric ``I
know`` over and over. Something`s always wrong at DCJC.

11860 Grimesland VG and weaker // 11930, Nov 3 at 1456, RM ending song
vs no jammings here either, into oft-heard PSA about the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, which the Republic of Cuba sponsored and
ratified at the UN, Dec 10, 1948, dig dig about lack of H.R. in Cuba
since (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non?]. 9890, Nov 2 at 2224, NHK in Japanese, VG S9/S9+25
peaks. Still hard to believe this be direct from Yamata as scheduled
aimed away from us; rather an eastern relay like Madagascar or Europe;
signal equivalent to 9690 Spain, and as strong or even stronger than
9505 WHRI, 9395/9455/9955 WRMI. No other E Asian signals on band
anything like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11985, Nov 2 at 2127, ``Battle Hymn of the Republic``
on organ, nice rendition if politically incorrect, and VG signal until
2128.5* off with no announcement. B-19 listed as AWR at 2100 in
Nigerian Pidgin, 250 kW, 305 degrees also USward from Talata (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF-16, Nov 3 at 1515 UT, routine DTV bandscan finds no
signal from Daystar`s KOCM ``46`` in OKC market; it`s normally weaker,
but seems to be off as everything else is normal, and no tropo DX. Or
underpowered? By 1740 a Bad bar occasionally appears on the STB (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4775-, Nov 2 at 2329, JBA carrier, also later in evening into
UT Nov 3; R. Tarma was just reported at 2228-2301+ ID by Bruce
Churchill with a good signal on 4774.9 into Iceland SDR, assumed the
new 2 kW transmitter, and no Congonhas; but no better here and still
off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9335, Nov 2 at 2221, poor signal in Khmer, USAGM via
Tinang, due west. Nothing on 9330 WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Nov 3 at 1457, REE IS and sign-on for weekend sked,
best here off the back of ME beam tho with some long-path echo, as REE
has never figured out that North America needs a higher full-day
frequency than 9690, which is poor S3-S7 also echoing; first audible
on 11940 to S America also weaker than 12030; and detected on 11685,
new African frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11815, Nov 3 at 1454, silly ballgame coverage with
enthusiastic crowd noise, S9 but SAH of 5 or 6 Hz. Still gamy at 1500.
It`s VOT in Turkish as now sked 14-17 UT at 310 degrees USward,
overcoming NHK in Japanese at 10-17. Before 1400 TRT is on 15350
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15460, Sunday Nov 3 at 1448, African song, good S9-S7.
HFCC shows USAGM, i.e. VOA in Kinyarwanda, via VATICAN Sat & Sun only
1400-1500; violating Separation of Church & State (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PHILIPPINES

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria reports that none of the Hamburger Lokalradio broadcasts were
on the air this Sat or Sun. Also absent last week. What`s going on? I
have inquired of HLR, but no reply. From website, this ``ticker`` item
implying it is current or late news altho not dated. Does this affect
shortwave?

http://www.hamburger-lokalradio.de/

HLR – Ticker
„Liebe Hörerinnen und Hörer, bedingt durch eine schwere Erkrankung
unseres Chefredakteurs ist der Programmablauf ein wenig anders, als
sie es von uns vielleicht gewohnt sind! Wir bemühen uns aber weiterhin
Ihnen ein hoffentlich unterhaltsames Programm zu präsentieren! Danke
für Ihr Verständnis! Ihr Team vom Hamburger Lokalradio“

translated: "Dear female and male listeners, Due to a serious illness
of our editor in chief, the program is a little different than you may
be used to from us! We are still trying to present you a hopefully
entertaining program! Thank you for your understanding! Your team from
Hamburger Lokalradio". Is this about Herr Kraske? We hope he is
recovering!

New secret WOR broadcast on WRMI 15770, Saturday 1300 since Oct 12:
``Reception of World of Radio#2006 via WRMI-09 on November 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fVqESOS4Zw&feature=youtu.be

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-world-of-radio2006-via.html
1300-1330 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat, fair``

Not confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. Checked at 0330 UT
Sunday November 3, but at 0333 `This Week in Amateur Radio` starts and
runs all the way to 0455 (with ID breaks inserted every dekaminute),
then `Amateur Radio Newsline`, and 0513 `Handi-Ham World`. Maybe WOR
ran earlier around 0300, or really late, or not at all? I`ve asked
Vern, and how early/late WOR could appear because of other
programs/podcasts of variable length. The ones I heard and WOR are not
cited on the outdated? WA0RCR websked. TWIAR`s podcast site
http://twiar.net/?paged=2
shows this week`s duration was supposed to be only 1:09; the weeks
before, 1:22 and 1:33. Note: if 10:15 pm Sat remain the nominal time
for WOR, from next week due to CST instead of CDT that will be 0415 UT
Sunday. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRN webcast & satellite [already last week]
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? [ex-0300] to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [ex-0330] to SSE
1902 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [ex-1816] to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
[to be updated shortly for standard season]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5800, Sat Nov 2 at 2212, WRMI poor S3-S7 in English lexure,
music, presumably SMTV this hour; while 5950 is TOMBS. Ivo Ivanov
reports that as of Nov 3, WRMI is on 6060 ex-5800 at 2100-0200, as
originally planned a week earlier. I did not notice WRMI (or RHC) on
6060 early UT Nov 3. The skedgrid at
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
now dated Nov *4* does show XMTR 3 on 6060 at 0000-0200, but still on
5800 at 2100-2400! (Glenn Hauser, OK, Nov 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Sun Nov 3 at 1446, WRMI with SMTV, indicating this
frequency will stay on same UT, i.e. variety programming hours still
13-14 & 20-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sat Nov 2 at 1834, JBA carrier is the OSOB, so seems
despite fires/power outages, KVOH English is on today if not really
propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Nov 3 at 0012 tune-in, WTWW-2 with `Theatre
Organ in the Ozarx` in progress, VG signal, but I immediately bring up
the stereo webcast. Soon obvious it`s an episode heard two or three
times before, Bob Heil with his Johnny Carson story at 0014.

Nice tunes but we are a bit tired of hearing the same ones again and
again. How about something new, like a song you have never heard on
organ or would never expect to? VG audio on webcast until the canned
outro at 0038-0039 with distorted sound. If about 35 minutes long,
must have started circa 0004 UT. Website still claims this show is at
8 pm Saturdays; no timezone, but everything else is expressed in
Central, i.e. UT-5 now, UT-6 henceforth. For a while it was really
starting circa 2330 UT Saturdays. Have not heard TOITO for several
weeks in sporadic chex, but might have missed it; just ham radio
stuff. Of course, TOITO appears here because Heil is also a well-known
ham (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1925 UT November 3

Glenn Hauser logs October 30-31-November 1-2, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 10000, Nov 1 at 0651, WWV and WWVH are equally weak,
allowing one to detect, especially during their atonal minutes,
exactly synchronized time pips every dekaseond, with continuous talk
in between. Can`t read the language announcements but format must be
PPE, Observatório Nacional, Rio, which may have been off for a while,
but recently reported at other hours by Manuel Méndez, Spain, and
Harold Frodge, Michigan. The 0652 minute marred by WWVH announcement
about hearing them via an 808 phone number --- but could that be
anywhere nearly as accurate as direct via SW? It`s not unusual for
WWV/H not to be propagating well inside North America, so keep an ear
out for PPE, WRTH-listed as 1 kW, 24 hours on AM+USB. Little heard now
inside 31m SWBC but the Brazilians on 9630v, 9665v and maybe 9819v
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9640, Oct 30 at 2219, RHC Spanish here but only
poor, despite shift to 9630 yesterday. 2326 recheck, 9640 is quite
undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC. That clears 9630.389
for always-off-frequency R. Aparecida, BRASIL in Brazuguese at 2220
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, Oct 30 at 2327, CRI relay is S6 but dead air as second
harmonic of 5990 which is S9+10, occasional trace of modulation trying
to break in. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Oct 31 at 0622, RHC English is off; leaving 6100 S9+10
but JBM, while this time 6165 is S9+20 with sufficient modulation.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Nov 1 at 1334, RHC is S5 here on second harmonic of
6000, which is S9+10; almost as if intentionally harmonicizing; at
least both of these happen to be in-band. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 1 at 2159, RHC is JBM. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, Nov 1 at 2208, RHC seems AWOL tho there is a JBA
carrier from algo, listed CRI Spanish via EAST TURKISTAN, land of
brainwashing Uighurs; and not on 9630 either, but usual poor signal on
9535. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7335, Oct 31 at 0618, heavy noise jamming against
nothing, since Radio Martí is not on this frequency anywhen in B-19.
7365 likewise, despite with RM for only one hour, 01-02. 7435 *is*
active now, VG despite some pulse jamming now audible underneath.
Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command.

5980, Oct 31 at 0624, RM now starts here at 0600, VG S9+10 and no
jamming audible yet/now, relating Human Rights to warning about the
Chikungunya virus in Cuba (which has also reached Florida). 5980 is
now much better than 6030 with heavy jamming. Something`s always wrong
at the DCJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6165, Oct 31 at 1421, JBA carrier, presumably NHK 1400
English, 100 kW SSE from UZBEKISTAN; only other frequency is 11925,
registered both as Palau due west and UAE due east. Palau is
supposedly closing down, at least for WHR`s own programming, but still
a JBA carrier here with flutter, very slightly on the minus side,
which implies UAE rather than Palau. Gone are the days when North
Americans had a chance of hearing NHK English tnx to Palau, despite
Radio Japan`s blowing off its NAm SW audience years ago.

11925 rechecked November 1 at 1336, when also registered from both
sites for the half-sesquihour NHK Indonesian before English, still JBA
carrier with flutter, but measured this time: 11924.988, vs heavy
splash from 11930 OCB Grimesland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 3905, 3930, 3980, 4450, 4885, 6520, 6595, 9100, Nov 1
at 1324-1326, quick survey of some of the Voice of People/Echo of Hope
jumparound frequencies finds JBA carriers, and/or in some cases
jamming noise. Also something on 3990-, probably PBS Gannan; and 4557,
N Korean jamming against nothing per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Nov 1 at 1339, JBA talk the only signal in
the Kurdo-Turco sub-band, so presumably Dengê Welat and/or Radio Recep
Erdogan.

Note this report of their higher frequency: ``Both stations were also
heard on 15175 - difficult to separate - at 1045 past 1100 UT today
the 1st of November at good strength. Noel R. Green [NW England]``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see TURKEY

** MEXICO. 6185, Oct 31 at 0621, S9-S7 of open carrier; presumably
XEPPM still not turned off after nominal closing at 0600 instead of
0500 during DST, already over in most of Mexico. Prolonged carriers
post-sign-off are not unusual from them.

What CCI must Radio Educación listeners confront in B-19? Worst will
be AWR Turkish via Austria at 0400-0430. During our daytimes, when
XEPPM may be on but too weak anyway, there is heavy 6185 usage by
Vatican and some by Turkey, China/Albania including 2300-2400 Xian
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Nov 1 at 0654, RNZI music is S7-S5, hardly
anything else on 25m except maybe some ZY carriers; now scheduled
0559-0758, preceded by 15720, proceeded by 9765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Nov 1 at 2158 UT, KOKB Blackwell is back on with ad
for Charlie`s Discount Drug in Stillwater, much weaker than // 1020
KOKP, seems underpowered. It was not on by sunrise today when KQFN AZ
came thru on 1580, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** PALAU. 15675, Oct 31 at 0001, no signal from T8WH, altho in HFCC
B-19 as HBN, 00-06 daily, due west in English/Vietnamese (and same
06-11 on 15680). What service could that be? Checking these highest
listed frequencies of T8WH, since the World Harvest Radio website says
as of Oct 27, WHR broadcasts only from South Carolina.

So is Palau totally off the air including relays? No, on Nov 1,
several monitors still hear them on frequencies in the 9.9s. All of
those are registered as 7 days a week, but likely excessive beyond
axual usage. Aoki/NDXC dated Nov 1 has deleted them all:
http://www1.m2.mediacat.ne.jp/binews/us/userlist1.txt
The final A-19 schedule still had numerous PLW entries, like 9930:
http://www1.s2.starcat.ne.jp/ndxc/pc/ad/userlist1.txt

Beware: WHRI Cypress Creek could easily take over some listed T8WH
frequencies, altho coverage into Asia would hardly be comparable:

``I heard WHR at 1200 on 9930. But was it really from Palau? The
announcement mentioned Cypress Creek…. [and WHRI]
http://jm.aubier.pagesperso-orange.fr/t8wh3.mp3
Jean-Michel Aubier, France``

I`ve been told that the Palau site is for sale. If so, maybe USAGM
will buy it, as they have a history of acquiring failed private
American stations in the Pacific; but then, SW is going out of style
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also
JAPAN [non]

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9675, Oct 31 at 1808, continuous talk VP S4-S6,
listed as Turkish from SRI/SBA. Not much else from over there on this
band at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 7425, Nov 1 at 2210, Qur`an poor S6-S8. Aoki says
it`s Riyadh now at 1755-2357; HFCC says 1900-2300, 100 kW ND to CIRAF
39S = their own peninsula. Come to think of it, KSA not heard much on
this band, or ever before? Currently only two other Riyadhs are in
HFCC, 7410 and 7240, and *none* lower on the 49mb! Jeddah site does
have two: 6100 and 6130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Oct 30 at 2326, VOT on air today in
English, but poor. When AWOL, look for PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, East
Turkistan, off-frequency-minus, in the master-language, Mandarin;
might even het Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15350, Oct 31 at 1347, VOT Turkish with music, S5-S7 and
flutter; ouraway until 1357 or so. Meanwhile, 12035, VOT English is
about as weak but less fluttery during other music. And 11540, either
Jammirler or Dengê Welat, is VP, S4-S5 with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.023, Nov 1 at 1331, VOT sign-on in English giving
correct time and frequency! Poor S4-S7 and only slightly off-frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [nonish]. 4666-USB, Nov 1 at 1326, barely audible 2-way talk
with occasional selcal tones, so aero GTA comms. EiBi lists San
Francisco Radio CWP [= central/western Pacific, I guess] but only via
two transmitter sites, GUAM and HAWAII. Apparently SFO ATC
remote-controls and remote-contacts flights, no axual ATC on those
isles? At least not connected to this frequency. SFO has others for
closer flights direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11720, Wed Oct 30 at 2100, VOA VG with news, now the sole
Grimesland NC frequency during this hour only, aimed 94 degrees but
plenty backwards; includes two or three reports from AP --- nothing
wrong with AP! But shouldn`t VOA be able to call on its own
correspondents everywhere, or are there any left? Leading up to 2102,
``this is VOA News`` -- for the uninformed, that`s an ``optional
cutaway`` for affiliates to dump out, for whom only two minutes of
news on the hour is plenty! VOA news really continues until 2105 outro
by Marissa Melton. She stumbled a bit two or three times. Not that I
could do better on a live broadcast (let alone recorded), but one
might expect better from America`s Voice to the world. Searching her
name at voanews.com gets plenty of stories but no portrait or bio.

2105 ID as ``VOA One, today`s exclusive hits wrapped up in one
station``, i.e. rock music, yecch. We anticipate VG reception for a
change of `Music Time in Africa` if it still occupy this hour on
Fridays only. Did anyone hear it? I was intent on napping then and
forgot all about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct 30 from
2100:20 on WBCQ 7490.1v, S8-S9. Like last week starting 20 seconds
late (not 30, my typo before), but no problem as nothing is cut off.

Also confirmed UT Thu Oct 31 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor and noisy
S9-S6.

WORLD OF RADIO 2006 contents: Alaska, Antarctica, Argentina non [time
omitted under USA WRMI relay: 0100], Australia, Brasil, Canada, Chile,
China and non, Cuba and non, Cyprus, Equatorial Guinea, France,
Germany, India*, Iran*, Kashmir, Korea North non, Korea South and
non*, Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Palau, Perú, Romania, Spain, Sudan,
Tibet, Turkey, USA*, Vanuatu*, Zanzibar; and the propagation outlook;
*B-19 scheduling

WOR 2006 is available as of 0532 UT Friday November 1
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2006.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2006.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

[Unique Radio, NSW is off the air until 2020y]
[HLR, Germany, was off the air last week]

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0729vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN satellite and webcast [ex-1600]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? [ex-0300] to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [ex-0330] to SSE
1902 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [ex-1816] to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Confirmed first SWBC, Friday November 1 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, good
S9+10/20 (from next week: 2300).

Also confirmed UT Saturday November 2 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG
S9+10/20 following ID and an attempt to plug advertising on WRMI?
Before cut to WOR on time. At 0140 check also on WRMI 5010, poor S5-S9
and 7780 S5-S7. Next: see above, especially whether HLR be reactive
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5800, UT Sat Nov 2 at 0140, this WRMI is much stronger than
usual, maybe powered up? S9+10/20 --- but dead air! This is the new
time for RAE in Spanish which I left out of WOR 2006, just as well?
Wonder if has been silent ever since 0100? Other WRMIs after 0140:

4980, remains deleted; will 6060 ever come up instead of 5800?
5010, WOR
5850, WOR
5950, something, SMTV scheduled
7570 & 7730, TOMBS with biggest signals
7780, WOR
9395, Balkan music S9/+10, presumably Tirana
9455, hymn not // others; System L yellow sked very incomplete
9955, song, Angloparade scheduled
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Wed Oct 30 at 2106, WBCQ-6 is on with gospel
huxter, no doubt from WLC Radio; only S9-S6 with deep fades so
presumably aimed awaywards. You never know whether this will be active
or not; recheck at 2220 it`s off (and so is yet to be heard but
registered 11730) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6160 & 3265 & 9330, Nov 1 at 2341, no signals from these
WBCQs; 5130- poor with music; 7490+ very poor with FKB preaching,
looks unpromising for `AAAWWW` in a few minutes, so I semi-listen on
webcast, which does not JIP WTO until 0002 Nov 2; starts extolling
analog AM broadcasting on MW and SW, referring to an article
somewhere; interrupted by call from annoying Freddie, but AW ``lets
him go`` earlier than usual. Rest of hour I am distracted by other
radio and TV programs. He does mention near the end being on 7490 only
again this week. Even less from John Carver, IN, this week:

``Tonight's AAWWW --- I give up. I copied 7490 earlier in the week.
Copied 5130 two minutes ago. Copied WRMI a minute ago. I have no
signal on any WBCQ frequency except 5130. Radio and antenna seem to be
working okay. Next step will take time as it requires removing antenna
tuner and pre-selector out of the chain. John`` O well, the ep will
probably get some repeats this week or later.

WWV reports nothing unusual at 00 & 03, K-index 0, solar flux 71, and
no storms past or future. Just crummy wintry propagation from the
subauroral zone. While it might not be sufficient, the brute force of
500 kW is very much needed for WBCQ`s own programming; too bad some
time guaranteed for that was not part of the contract with WLC (except
for some tests) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Thu Oct 31 at 0627, WWCR is wasting its watts
off-schedule but transmitter running nothing at S9+30/40, eclipsed by
modulated 5935 at S9+40/50 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 31 at 1804, no signal from KVOH, presumably due
to Simi Valley wildfires and/or resulting power outages (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Nov 1 at 1439 UT and still 1453, Vietnamese dominant
or audible vs KEBC OKC? So KGOW Bellaire TX is still propagating 2
hours after official November sunrise of 1245 UT. Axual sunrise today
in Houston was 1235 UT, as 1245 is an FCC-rounded average for
mid-month. No sign of Vietnamese from sibling station KYND or anything
on 1520 besides KOKC, so KYND presumably off again (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, Nov 1 at 1418 UT, mesaforklift.com ad dominant on
caradio instead of nearby KOKB Blackwell OK which must be off again;
and then an ad for something ``right here in the state of Arizona``
and ID as ``1580 the --something--``. Equilateral triangle with corner
dots, it`s the Tempe 50000/95 watt non-direxional station whose latest
call is KQFN, and per NRC AM Log ``The Fanatic``. sports format from
an address in Scottsdale. Official daytime in November is 1400-2430
UT. It`s been KQFN since 3/16/17, replacing KHEP from 10/20/15, and
KMIK which lasted almost 17 years from 12/04/98; but always Facility
7701 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1690, Nov 1 at 2259 UT, biz host signing off with a note of
finality saying will continue as podcast; must be KDMT Denver already
dominant instead of WVON Chicago, and not yet finished sale and new
format, but maybe imminent; fade for ToH ID but think 94.3 mentioned;
not correlating with either nor any other 1690 in NRC AM Log. Of
course I`m really looking for BR-LA pirate now on 1690, Radio Retén lo
que Tienes. Why not stay on clearer-channel 1710? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15632.4-USB, Nov 1 at 2203, 2-way in colloquial Spanish
INTRUDERS since the ITU broadcast band extends to 15800 ---
https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/broadcast/Pages/Bands.aspx
so WTWW, WWCR and any broadcaster above 15800 are also intruders, into
the fixed band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0407 UT November 2

Glenn Hauser logs October 29-30, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 750, Oct 30 at 0642 UT, some FM station in Georgia is
easily nulled, at right angle a fast SAH and producing a song
``Innocence`` in its lyrix over and over; 0645 ``This is
Saskatchewan`s New Beach Radio, --- 80s to 90s`` or something like
that; i.e. CKJH Melfort, Sask., U4 25/25 kW, in recent format change.
There is certainly no coast anywhere near Melfort, but a number of
little lakes and the Saskatchewan River not far away (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 30 at 1735, ``no report received`` by
Trenton Military from Thule; but whew they got one from Zagreb (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9630.00, Oct 29 at 2203, RHC in Spanish, undermod with hum,
NOT on usual 9640; // 9535. A mistake or hint of thing to come when
Arnie gets around to his B-19 changes? No het from Aparecida now, must
be off as Missionária, Brasil is JBA on 9665-. However, by 2359
recheck, RHC is back on VP 9640. Or a split schedule using both?
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5910, Oct 30 at 0432, CRI Cantonese relay is still suptorted
during music, yet S9+30. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 30 at 1734, S9+10 of dead air from RHC, while the
only //, 11760 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6125 // 7355 // 7435 // 6030, Oct 30 at 0009, OCB is //
on all, notably 6125 which is supposedly TV Martí soundtrack; during a
silly ballgame which may be why. Still no jamming audible on the 7s,
but on vacated 7335, 5980 and heavy on 6030. Something`s always wrong
at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, Oct 30 at 1402, jamming is still here on Day
4 of B-19, while Radio Martí remains loud and clear on 13820.
Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Oct 30 at 0002, VOG music is S6-S8 with Doppler
flutter, i.e. the frequency itself is unstably fluttering with BFO.
Must be a prop disturbance, but nonesuch reported by WWV
simultaneously on 3-hourly update: SF 69, K index 1, no storms past or
expected. Ditto at 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9890, Oct 29 at 2206, news in Japanese, good S9+10 so figure
it must be a new relay like Madagascar. No, HFCC shows NHK direct from
Yamata at 21-23, 300 kW aimed away at 235 degrees, bud directly off
the back would be good for us at 55 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 30 at 1421, VP/JBA music on the only
active frequency in the Kurdo-Turco sub-band, so presumably this is DK
and/or Turkey jammer.

11530, Oct 30 at 1728 suspicious open carrier of S6-S7 is the only
activity around here; if the Radio War has gone by now to 9525, only a
JBA carrier there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1050, Oct 30 at 0631, C&W song in English. If it
were not for the language and the music I would assume it`s XEG, as
loops from Monterrey direxion vs lots of CCI around. 0633 back
announcement in -- Spanish, but now there is QRM from another station
playing C&W --- that likely be CJNB North Battleford, Sask, U2 10/10
kW with C&W format. Of course, almost all its signal supposed to go
northward at night. See also CANADA for next Sask log a few minutes
later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6115, Oct 30 at 1403, RNZP confirmed here in news,
ex-6170 after 1259. So far so good: S9/+10, no CCI audible, and WWCR
has not overtaken it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6020 & 7410, Oct 30 at 0433, NO signals from RRI as now
scheduled English hour to W North America; of course, odds are at
least one transmitter AWOL. Not much point in checking the much higher
//s to S Asia, 9820-DRM and 11790 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 13750, Oct 30 at 0011, JBA carrier, so HSK9 presumed,
made the correct B-19 switch 3 days late for the useless North
American service direct in English, no longer a JBA carrier on 13745.
But today, *no* signal from RHC on 13740 which, if on, would be a
barrier to either HSK9 frequency. You never know whether this one will
be active or not. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 29 at 2350, VOT has succeeded in transmitting on
the third day of B-19 unlike the second, Turkish rock music near end
of 2300 broadcast; recheck at 2353 it`s off already, hardly enough
time for a formal closing with headlines. So no German extra today.

6125, Oct 30 at 0432, VOT music is poor, S4-S9 with flutter, as they
attempt to continue broadcasting English to western North America. It
would be nice if OCB Grimesland would turn off 6125 a few minutes
before 0400 for us to hear VOT IS, but we`ll be lucky if they close it
by 0401.

12035, Oct 30 at 1408, Turkish song at S5-S7 with flutter, as VOT 1330
English to Europe and USward improves a little; but last half of
hours are mostly music fill; try to tune in earlier for the meat
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11720, Oct 29 at 2155, VOA S9+20 with rock music. As
expected this new frequency eastward from Grimesland in English for
Africa is VG for us in the opposite direxion; one hour only from 2100
but on Fridays should include `Music Time in Africa`; instead of 15580
previous B-seasons which would not be nearly as good under prevailing
MUFs at this <2 megameter skip distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17655, Oct 30 at 1731, VOA in Portuguese Portuguese to
Africa, only fair S9-S7 --- now the only Grimesland frequency on this
band, no more English midday on 17530. PP is 1700-1800 daily, and also
until 1830 M-F. If SWLs in Brasil want to hear VOA, they must put up
with that accent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1v, Tue Oct 29 at 2157, an `AAAWWW` playback is filling
this 21-22 `Available Time Slot` on S5-S7 WBCQ as he is talking
politically during the final e-mail segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Final scheduled SW airings of WORLD OF RADIO 2005:

Wednesday Oct 30 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.1v (last week started 20 seconds
late, not my typo 30)

UT Thursday Oct 31 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Oct 29 at 2200, WBCQ-6 is on after a long silent
period of over a week: the usual WLC Radio guys with very informal
chat designed to dupe younger listeners. Opening with a quiz, what do
these movies have in common, SF? It`s only S9+10/20 so could well be
on the 60 degree azimuth away from us. Nothing in last few days` twits
from AW that this would be testing again.

On Oct 30, Ivo Ivanov suggested they would be on 15330 in our
mornings:

``WBCQ-6 World's Last Chance Radio is [sic] on air October 30
0100-0457 on 9330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
0500-0657 on 9330 BCQ 500 kW / 300 deg to CAN English
0700-0857 on 9330 BCQ 500 kW / 057 deg to WeEu English
0900-1257 on 9330 BCQ 500 kW / 255 deg to MEX English, weak signal
at 1100
1300-1857 on 15330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
1900-0057 on 11730 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic``

but nothing there on 15330, Oct 30 at 1457, nor on 9330. At 1917,
nothing on 11730, nor 9330.

On last week`s AAAWWW he did say would be testing over the pole to
China `this week`. Someone did catch that one, Alan Holder, Isle of
Wight, UK: ``USA - WBCQ --- Superstation on test with WLC Radio
programming in the Chinese language. Heard on October 28 from 1000 to
1100 UT on 9330 kHz. Good signal in the U.K. (S-9+) with some fading.
I have checked out a number of SDRs in China, Japan and Korea, but no
reception of WLC on any of them. Thanks for the great work you do for
the SWL fraternity.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 30 at 1730 check, KVOH is off again, having
reappeared yesterday. Wildfire news has been mentioning Simi Valley,
which is uncomfortably close to KVOH. Here`s the latest from Ray
Robinson to the WOR iog as of 1310 UT:

``High winds and no power again in Simi today, including Chatsworth
Peak. Plus there's a major wildfire now around the Reagan Library,
with evacuations in progress. KVOH is off the air today, hopefully
back tomorrow. The FM (KWSV, 99.1 MHz), which is much lower power than
the SW, is running on generator power. Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope
World Radio Network, Americas/Africa/Middle East,
www.voiceofhope.com`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Oct 30 at 0432, JBA carrier, maybe ZBC; as
discovered yesterday, before 0430 it`s blocked by Tamazuj via much
bigger Madagascar, but tuned in too late today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4960, Oct 29 at 2357, no open carrier unlike 24 hours
ago when USAGM Sao Tome was suspected of not turning off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9570, Oct 29 at 2202, open carrier, off already at 2203*
before I can read the S-meter, circa S9. Nothing scheduled this hour
but suspiciously Cuba uses it earlier, and Albania later, both for CRI
relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 2055 UT October 30

FTIOM & UBMP, November 3-9

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, November 3-9:
By popular demand, we repeat our recent episode with Los Hermanos Arango.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in Europe.
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 3 and 5:
Episode 137 presents Lautari music from Romania.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe.
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot


Glenn Hauser logs October 28-29, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALGERIA [non]. 6060, Oct 29 at 0405 I`ve kept checking in case WRMI
show up here as planned instead of 5800 where really heard earlier. No
Cuba at all, but now there is something VP talk and music. TDA via
FRANCE is now scheduled at 04-06 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. See USA: WRMI!

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Oct 29 at 0043, Trenton Military with ``no report
received`` from Shearwater but the others are received. This is normal
as they *never* get all reports from everywhere.

15034-USB, Oct 29 at 1416, Trenton Military gives time as 1315z = 1
hour and 1 minute slow! Yet conditions from various aerodromes are as
of 1400. At the moment, ``no report received`` from Gander or Halifax,
but yes from some of the others. Something`s always wrong at CHR
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11070 & 11150, Oct 28 at 2328, S1-S2 Chinese with heavy
flutter, the only CNR1 jammers against SOH audible now (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13650, Oct 28 at 2324, VG Chinese music on relay via
CUBA. S9+30 and no CCI from Japan audible here as Rick Barton, AZ
often reports; tho NHK is still scheduled B-19 at 23-24 in
Thai/Vietnamese/Myanmarianese.

This CRI hour for some weeks has been nothing but music fill instead
of Portuguese to Brasil -- quite an anomalous mystery for the world`s
major SW broadcaster. Ironically, Habana manages to modulate it well,
unlike the Spanish and English and Chinese CRI relays on other
frequencies! But nice to hear the music well.

This has been going on for at least a month, as JRX in Brasil reported
the preceding Portuguese hour September 29 on all four frequencies:
``9410. Sep 29, 2019. 2246-2256, China Radio International,
Kashgar-CHN, in Portuguese. A program with Chinese instrumental songs;
2254 Woman voice says the CRI sked in Portuguese, all with IS
backgrounds. Good reception, 45544. Parallel logs on 9685 via Kashgar,
45544; 7260 via Urumqi, 35533; 6175 via Cerrik, 35433`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA more CRI relays

** CUBA. 5990, Oct 28 at 2321, CRI English relay, suptorted as usual;
something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. See also CHINA [non] for more;
note that China relays are the only CUBA entries in HFCC, inserted by
the ChiCom, not the CubaCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11700, Oct 28 at 2326, RHC Spanish is suptorted, but much
stronger than JBM // 11670 and much weaker than VG 11760. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040.05, Oct 29 at 0051, RHC still off-frequency and
undermodulated, again in wrong? language, Brazuguese instead of
French. This ``Antilles`` frequency ND with vertical? takeoff is
hardly appropriate for Brasil, except possibly the very northern
reaches if it were fully modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5910, Oct 29 at 0307, S9+10 of distorted big-band music, yet
I know immediately that this has to be the CRI relay ex-9790 as usual
for the B-seasons; soon another song in English, ``Beyond the Sea``,
and 0310 English story about Japanese robo-hotels. Still at 0403,
S9+40 of overmodulated Cantonese. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Oct 29 at 0304, S9+20 of suptorted music from Radio
Progreso, also vs CODAR swishes. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Oct 29 at 1413, CRI English relay is S9+30 but
suptorted: wiggle that patchcord! Prospects remain grim for reliably
decent modulation on this, any more than ex-11880 where the signal
would have remained just as huge. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 29 at 1500, RHC S9+10 but overmodulated,
distorted, and splattering. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OKO, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6125, Monday October 28 at 2302, TV Martí soundtrack on
new frequency from Grimesland NC, S9+20 and no jamming. Ex-5980 and
jamming still there altho maybe not full-bore. But at 2314 I compare
to *Radio* Martí frequencies 7355 & 7435, and they are //! So is it a
feed mixup, or special hookup for special occasion? Seem to be
chatting about some silly ballgame. Registrations make no distinxion
between Radio and TV Martí, but the 23-04 UT M-F-only schedule for
6125, and by dropping 5980, makes everything match TV Marti
scheduling.

Up there on 40m band, jamming is still on 7335, ex-RM channel. At 0045
Oct 29, 6125 still // 6030 which is now on with usual jamming noise.
At 0306, still 6030 // 6125 and jamming against nothing on 5980. After
0400, 6125 barely bears TURKEY, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 29 at 1409, this is the only active
frequency in the Kurdo-Turco radio-war band, VP only S3-S4 talk and
music. Still at 1459, chanting, but off at 1502, now shifted to 11530.
11530 at 1507, Kurdish is poor but now with SAH, indicating the
``Radio Recep Erdogan`` Turkish jammer is also on it. At 1514 check,
11540 is off, 11530 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, Oct 28 at 2323, RNZP reactivated on this band
for springtime, but VP S8 so far; by 0040 Oct 29 it`s improved to
S6-S9 but still insufficient. Now scheduled 2259-0558; for our
late-night listening, will be much better from 0559 on 11725, 0759 on
9765, 1059 on 9700 but to the NNW; 1259 on 6115.

6115: I have not checked it yet but a risky choice, as in HFCC, WWCR
has registered same available all day and all night! But axual 6115
usage per own sked remains only 21-01 during the Week of Confusion,
then 22-02 from Nov 3. 6115, also presumably wooden entries for VOR
Khabarovsk at 11-15 and JIC MIC Japan at 13-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 11550, Oct 29 at 1502, while checking out
the Kurdistan sub-band, JBA algo here, but which would be USAGM Korean
via SAIPAN. Similar programming on 11520 at 1508. Both VP but I manage
to get enough signals into two receivers to tell they are not //. But
after 1500, 11520 is also scheduled as USAGM Korean, via TINIAN -- so
may well be // but deliberately non-synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 6090, Oct 29 at 0105, hearing PMS ANGUILLA on
her occasional schedule leads me to recheck RRI B-19 English sked as
in previous report, and correct it:

``I`ve yet to check the further one-hour Englishes toward us:
2300 on 6040 & 7220 designated for Eu only; 6090 & 7325 to E Asia
0100 on 6130 [not 6090 as in previous report], 7325 to ENAm
0400 on 6020, 7410 to WNAm; 9820-DRM, 11790 to S Asia``

So at 0100 how about 6130 and 7325? Oct 29 at 0105, 6130 is a JBA
carrier with splash from 6125 Radio Martí new frequency; 7325 very
poor with splash even from 7315 WHRI with VOV relay in Vietnamese, not
English! So both are unusable.

Our last chance: 0400 on 6020 & 7410 to western North America: nothing
audible on either at 0401! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Monday Oct 28 at 2300, REE English confirmed at
winter-shifted time ex-2200 on M/W/F. Must be Alison Hughes, the
reactivated hostess, but just like Justin Coe, right into music rather
than any new news about Spain -- something about protest songs
recorded by visiting Swedes in the Franco era, who then hightailed it
outta there! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 13745, Oct 29 at 0038, JBA carrier despite HSK9 B-19
registration on blank 13750 for North America, instead of 13745 in
B-18. We have been pining for the lower band, since all A-season,
15590 was useless for the 0000-0330 transmission including English at
0000-0100 & 0200-0230. Why the 5-kHz shift? To distance itself from
very strong 13740 CUBA which boycotts HFCC? That should help, but even
13750 would be too close when RHC inbooms; altho sometimes it does not
or is even AWOL.

Standard remark: in agreeing to the Udorn IBB relay, Thailand should
have insisted upon access to Grimesland for its broadcasts to North
America, and even other VOA relay sites when needed such as to reach
Europe; altho apparently HSK9 does much better direct to there. I
understand that the NAm broadcasts do make it pretty well to Alaska on
the way to the restofus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 28 at 2259, 2314 and 2332 chex, NO signal from
VOT English to N America as now sked; despite having successfully
transmitted here yesterday. Nor on ex-A-19 frequency 9830. Something`s
always wrong at the Emirler transmitter site. I`m sure it won`t be
long before it happens to be back and/or with extraneous German hour
following after 0000.

Other VOT English to NAm is now at 0400 on new 6125. I had been
warning about Cuban jamming overrun since TV Martí is also on new 6125
until 0400. So it is, but jammers have not caught up with it yet (and
is // Radio Martí, so are they all simulcasting now, or feed
mixup?).

So at 0400 Oct 29, I`m on 6125 as OCB has just finished --- but the
Grimesland S9+20 carrier is still on past 0401! The confused VOT
announcer is JBA underneath presumably with his still warped sign-on
info. Recheck at 0405: by now GB is off and indeed no jamming --- yet
--- with VOT audible but very poor S7-S8, unusable in noise level.
K-index is 3, so propagation could be better. See also ROMANIA (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Oct 29 at 1410, VOT S5-S7 with music on the 1330
English to W Europe and USward; still insufficient on the third day of
B-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11815.074, Oct 29 at 1501, song at S7-S9; surely not NHK
near hourtop nor off-frequency? Maybe RBC Brasil? But not reported
lately; yet stronger than 11780 which thus could not be RNA at this
hour, non-Brazuguese talk (rather: listed TWR Swaziland in Somali).
11815+ is instead TRT in Turkish as now scheduled 14-17 aimed USward;
and 1505 starts umlautish talking in Türkish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Oct 29 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S9-S6. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Alfredo Cotroneo explains why IRRS was missing from 7290 Monday at
1816.5 when WOR was expected:

``Hi Glenn, Here are the [UT] days & times for WOR during B19
scheduled on IRRS-Shortwave @ 150 kW, also simulcast at
https://nexus.org/mp3 (IRN stream):

Mon 1902 approx (after the news) on 7290 to EU, N Africa, Mid East
Sun 0003 approx (after the news) (Streaming only)
Sun 2203 approx (after the news) (Streaming only)
and also at random several times during the week on IRN (streaming).

There may have been a glitch in the programming last night, so your
program *may* have not been aired. I have just corrected it, sorry.

During B19, we are starting 15 min earlier [sic] at 1900 UT and until
2000 on 7290 kHz, so your program starts 15 min earlier. 73s & take
care. Alfredo``

I reply: ``I checked today Tuesday via UTwente: 7290 carrier already
on at 1854 with severe splash from China 7285. 1900:30 cut on news
already in progress, then 1903 FSN program about Ukraine/Biden etc.

There is still heavy splash from China, but now from the other side
7295. LSB tuning on 7285 helps. Too bad we are still so close to so
much interference.

Could you provide a schedule of all programs on the 19-20 UT 7290
broadcast seven days a week?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1v, Monday Oct 28 at 2305, WBCQ with Kurdish songs,
very familiar, just like what I was hearing 25 hours earlier on `Uncle
Bill`s Melting Pot`. He`s getting a repeat to fill an ``Available Time
Slot`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5800, Oct 29 at 2309, WRMI extra frequency is slightly
better than usual, S9-S8 music undermodulated. Can`t find a parallel,
especially 9395 which is currently Oldies. At 2320 I confirm it`s not
// 9455 either with TOMBS.

6060, Oct 28 at 2311, 2332, Oct 29 at 0045, 0102 and later, *NO*
signal from WRMI, which was supposed to be a new frequency from today
to include RAE ATTW relay in Spanish at 0100 weekdays. The disgraced
FB announcement about this remained in place, no update or removal.

5800, however, Oct 29 at 0102 remains JBA sounding like Italian ---
no, listening closely it`s Spanish but porteño accent, as RAE Spanish
relay is here! About new president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández.
Instead of on 6060 which remains vacant of Cuba and thus available.
Rechecked, the WRMI skedgrid
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
shows 5800 finally gets recognized, as XMTR 3, 160 degrees, 21-01
SMTV, and 01-02 RAE español --- and no entry for 6060: perhaps fearful
that RHC may reclaim it? 6060 for RAE relay would have been neat as in
FB notice, since that was an old RAE frequency direct from General
Pacheco.

Anyhow, 5800 is replacing 4980, now gone from the air and the sked
(tho there is a mystery carrier on 4960: see unID); and 5010 which had
RAE Spanish at 22-23, now does not come on until 2300, heard at 2311
in Spanish with Fámily Radio. 5800 is off at 0307 check, presumably at
0200*, tho before it appeared on the sked at all, its JBA carrier
could show up later at night.

9395, Oct 29 at 0100, this WRMI still with RAE multi-lingual opening
prior to English, and not // anywhere; 5010 robohuxter in English,
4980 still off, 7780 WOR, etc., Brother HyStairical elsewhere (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9385, Oct 28 at 2317, RCC discussion in English, obviously
WEWN on new B-19 frequency, poor S6-S9, overnight to Africa ex-11610
--- but not supposed to start until 0000! Perhaps they are confused by
DST, and from Nov 3 will really start at 0000 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Oct 29 at 0313, English voice-over translation of
Chinese, but the Chinese is too loud like QRM! Scheduled on WWCR-3 at
0200-0600 UT weeknights is `Info Wars` with the self-described
``psychotic`` Alex Jones; but why? I`m not hanging around to find out
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 29 at 1456, KVOH is back! Power back on so maybe
fires diminishing in the area? Preaching in Spanish, S7-S9; was not
audible at first check almost an hour earlier. Now is the SSOB,
otherwise only JBA carriers on 17660 (Sa`udi in French), and 17720
(Turkey in Arabic listed) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR [non]. 6015, Oct 29 at 0404, looking for ZBC, a better
than usual signal but sounds like Arabish instead of Swahili. Oh2, R.
Tamazuj is B-19 scheduled here at 0329-0427 via MADAGASCAR, // 7315
via FRANCE, but risking collision with WHRI if & when it be on 7315
that late.

Ron Howard was also hearing 6015 as if it were a format change for ZBC
and on this date no second signal. In any event, very bad news for ZBC
and its would-be listeners in Africa, let alone America (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4960, Oct 28 at 2312, S7-S9 open carrier with flutter,
just as WRMI has quit 4980, but probably a coincidence. Best guess is
that USAGM São Tomé has neglected to turn off the transmitter
overnight between 2100 and 0400. Still there at 0040 Oct 29 at S9-S7,
but off at 0312. By then there is a JBA carrier on 4930 where VOA
starts English at 0300 via Botswana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2047 UT October 29

Glenn Hauser logs October 27-28, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 28 at 1413, YAY! CHR Trenton Military has
finally been fixed, reports really received! from Halifax, Shearwater,
Greenwood, Gander, Halifax again in this cycle. Modulation distortion
has also been repaired. It had been totally out of order since at
least Oct 4, when I first noted it and on frequent chex ever since
then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Oct 28 at 1405, CRI English relay back up here
for B-19, ex-11880. They`re right on the ball with QSY --- but *still*
totally useless, S9+30 but severely suppressed/distorted (suptorted)
modulation, and still so at 1454 recheck. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Oct 27 at 2304, S9+10 of dead air except maybe a trace
of modulation and some humbuzz, i.e. CRI relay. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also
CHINA [non]

** CUBA. 13571, 13636, 13764, 13829, 13898 approx., Oct 28 at 1403,
RHC spurblobs out of 13700-AM transmitter. I can no longer call them
FM, since they are much more readable in AM mode, but just grumble in
SSB trying to pinpoint them. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. As usual, the DentroCuban Jamming Command is lax to
catch up with totally predictable and public Radio-TV Martí seasonal
frequency changes: giving inside Cubans a twice-yearly chance to hear
RM without interference by their dictatorial mind-controlling
government.

13820, Oct 27 at 1947, RM VG in clear here, no jamming audible, while
jamming-only is heard on ex-13605. Still Oct 28 at 1406 same situation
during `Radio Revoltillo`:
https://www.radiotelevisionmarti.com/el-revoltillo

``El Revoltillo, programa matutino conducido por Gilberto Reyes, donde
compartimos sus correos, con anécdotas y simpáticas ocurrencias. De
lunes a viernes de 10:00 AM a 11:00 AM hora de Cuba.``

Note that as a running dog of Yanqui Imperialism (unlike Mexico beyond
the border), Cuba stays on EDT another week to match the gusanos in
Miami; which will lead to program times one UT hour later from Nov 3,
but no? changes in frequency usage.

7355 & 7435, Oct 28 at 0515, RM VG on both with no jamming, which
remains on ex-frequencies 7365 & 7335.

Here is the B19 USAGM schedule in HFCC for ``Greenville`` in Spanish:
Arnie, please pass on to your henchmen, so they don`t waste jamming on
wrong frequencies, innocent by-stations! Like AIR Bengaluru on 13605
at 1500-1730.

00-01 7435
00-04 6125 Tue-Sat [TV Martí]
00-06 7355
00-12 6030
01-02 7365
02-07 7435
06-13 5980
07-14 7355
12-14 7435
13-22 11930
14-20 13820
14-22 11860
20-24 9565
22-23 7375
22-24 7355
23-24 6125 M-F [TV Martí]
23-24 7435

6125 ex-5980 for TVM soundtrack indeed had not started Sunday Oct 27
at 2302 check, and still jamming against nothing (but a JBA carrier,
Chaski, Perú?) on 5980. When it does, expect jam bleedpast 0400 to
bother Turkey 6125 English to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 28 at 1416, JBA carrier here and on
none of the other Dengê Welat/Turkish jamming channels, so maybe this
is it, with degraded propagation? But India is OK on 11560. Nothing on
9525 yet, which per Ivo yesterday would take over later: ``1600-2000
on 9525 Issoudun and 2000-2200 on 9525 Grigoriopol`` -- and as long as
it stayed stuck in their mornings 9525 had been jammed by an
off-frequency Emirler only.

Earlier today there were also reports by Ivo Ivanov and Wolfgang
Bueschel of various other jumparounds in the 11.5 MHz area, including
newly some frequencies ending in -5: 11515, 11525, 11535, but Ivo
reported ``From 1330 UT October 28, BRB Denge Welat is on new 11540.0
Grigoriopol, ex 11510 October 27. TRT Radio Recep Erdogan is on
11540.0 Emirler EVEN`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 570, Oct 28 at 0556, caught last part of ID for ``92.1,
regional mexicana`` looping SSW. Certainly XEBJB Monterrey NL, which
IRCA Log shows as 5000/500 watts, ``BJB Regional Mexicana, Música
Regiomontana`, 24 h, // XHGBO 92.1 FM General Bravo. Regiomontana is
the classier adjectival form instead of ``Monterreyana``. BTW, in NRC
IDXD someone reported 570 Monty as XEMON, which is really the one on
1370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 690, Oct 28 at 0558-0602+, choral adult Mexican NA from
S/SSW with heavy CCI from KGGF et al. There are only three XEs on 690,
most likely XEN, CDMX, 100/5 kW, rather than Fresnillo or Monterrey.
Per the anthem appendix about XEN at
https://www.ircaonline.org/editor_upload/File/2019%20Mexican%20Log.pdf
``Fast adult choral version (2 verses about 2 minutes) at Midnight. ID
before and after anthem``, while XEMA has children`s version, and XERG
none?

NOTE: the Log at the bottom also provides hotlinx to station websites,
live audio, and when available, disgraced FB. Note that 0600 UT is now
midnight in central Mexico back on CST ex-CDT, except for border towns
wedded to US timeshifting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Oct 28 circa 0545, XEPPM still on the air an extra
real hour, now that DST is over in CDMX, unlike here. Nominal closing
should be 0600, but opening, when?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. More about Enid`s now reactivated beacon, EI on 341
kHz:

Rick Barton, AZ, replied earlier on the ABDX yg: ``The beacon EI at
Enid would have been a Location Outer Marker for (and south of)
Woodring airport. Has it been destroyed yet? I show its location here:
36.2750331 , -97.7907633

I see that both Vance and Woodring still have the VHF band omni
range navigation beacons at the field. Woodring has a VOR-DME on
109.0 MHz with the ID ODG, and the VORTAC at Vance AFB is END on
115.4 MHz. The reference name for the Enid NDB "EI" was "GARFY"
NDB. It is no longer depicted on aviation charts.

re: the comment about GPS: It is ironic that little puddle jumpers
in the wilds of Alaska use hi-tech GPS, but large commercial
aircraft still rely much on older technologies. 73 from the desert
southwest - rb`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. Oct 28 at 2130, I`m checking the four new frequencies of
RRI English for B-19, ex 2030 in A-19, when we had fairly reliable
reception on 13650, if not 11850 which had been missing for weeks. But
all four are JBA carriers at best; propagation is somewhat degraded,
but what a drastic descent from 13 and 11 MHz bands, to 7 and 6 for
the winter; maybe should improve as the season progresses.

The two for CIRAF 8, eastern NAm are 6170 and 7310, 300 kW, 307
degrees from Tsiganeshti; for CIRAF 27N, British Isles, are 7375 and
6030 from Galbeni, but the latter is only 90 kW at 300 degrees,
therefore must be the DRM one; while the former is 300 kW at 290
degrees. Since the same pair of bands are used for near and far
targets, I wonder if the European frequencies are at a higher takeoff
angle best for shorter paths?

I`ve yet to check the further one-hour Englishes toward us:
2300 on 6040 & 7220 designated for Eu only; 6090 & 7325 to E Asia
0100 on 6090, 7325 to ENAm
0400 on 6020, 7410 to WNAm; 9820-DRM, 11790 to S Asia
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 27 at 2301, tune-in to VOT English to North
America, S8-S9 on reactivated B-19 frequency, ex-9830 at 2200 in A-19.
Amid sign-on with English schedule and still making a mess of it:
claims a later repeat is still at 0300 on 9515! And another repeat at
0600 UTC! on 6165 --- there has *never* been such a broadcast, rather
a mistake giving local summer time, as it was really also at 0300 UT!
Somebody messed up the script at start of A-19 season and announcer
has been reading it that way ever since (or recorded). Top news
headline about ISIS guy killed and Turkey coordinated in the event;
but more time to the next one about some student protest (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
October 27 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, poor S4-S5.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0130 on 9395, S9/+10 and 7780
JBA. As usual, ID at 0129 on 9395 is for `Son-Power Radio from WRMI
Studios in Okeechobee on 5850, 7455, 9395``.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0230 on WMI 7780, VP S4-S7.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0230 on WRN stream to North
America, ex-0130 even tho we are on DST another week; with Slovakia
now at 0130. Ditto for the simulcasts on the Af/As/Pac stream. So the
Saturday 1600 on WRN should already be shifted to 1700 too.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 from 0259.5 on Area 51 webcast;
and on WBCQ 5130-, S7-S9 noisy at 0318 check.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0330 on WRMI webcast; and JBA
on 9955 at 0340 check.

IRRS ``MILano`` is still registered B-19 for 7290 at 18-19 UT, so I
was hoping for no change to the Monday 1816 UT airing of WOR --- but
Oct 28 via UTwente SDR, NO signal, just huge splash from Chinese on
7285, listed as 500 kW, 317 degrees from Xian. Europeans would be
advised to catch the secret new Sat 1300 UT airing from WRMI 15770.
Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [still suspended?]
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Oct 28 at 1404, WINB hybrid DRM is back
here as expected for B-19, M-F at 12-17, 50 kW at 62 degrees; ex
15115-15120-15125: the lower half secret digital data, the upper half
ordinary DRM noise; and is it too close for comfort to 13700 RHC-AM?

HFCC shows this as D = NOT DRM, instead of N = Numérique, as it does
for all WINB entries, including 7315 M-F at 07-10 which we know should
be DRM, at same parameters; and several overlapping entries for wobbly
9265 covering the entire 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775-, Oct 28 at 1452, NO signal from KVOH; could just be
propagation but not this time, per Ray Robinson, Oct 28 at 1327, to
the WOR iog:

``With a strong area of high pressure to the north of us, Southern
California is bracing for another high wind event today. Southern
California Edison (SCE) has enacted several preventative fire-related
power outages, including one that covers the KVOH mountain-top
transmitter site at Chatsworth Peak. 17775 kHz is therefore off the
air currently, and will have to remain so until the power returns.
Ray Robinson
Strategic Communications Group
Voice of Hope World Radio Network
www.voiceofhope.com``

Let`s hope the fires themselves spare KVOH. This leaves a trace of
Sa`udi on 17895 as the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1857 UT October 28

Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO STATION HITLIST UPDATED Oct 27

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Australia - Unique R: Added livestream link (thanks to Tim Gaynor
in WOR iog list)

2) Germany - Shortwave Radio for Eur: Updated links to new designed
website.

3) Updated UTC offset notations (due to summer time changes) for
Croatia, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Romania, & Spain

The next update will be early November for winter time changes in the
Americas. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

** ALASKA [non]. 11760, Oct 27 at 1427, any trace of KNLS English
under RHC Spanish? NO, despite tentative schedule quoted in DXLD 19-41
which came from the B-19 info on KNLS Russian website, 11760 for both
the 1200 and 1400 English hours. Rechecking current HFCC info for
KNLS, NOW it shows 11670! for both transmissions, unconfirmed yet but
which should bear a bit less blockage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** BONAIRE. 7245.0-LSB, Oct 27 at 0031, PJ4K working contest.
QRZ.com:
PJ4K Bonaire
Rich Smith, N6KT
Bonaire Bonaire QSL: Via KU9C
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 7092.6-LSB, Oct 27 at 0023, PR4T calling CQ Contest,
working mostly US stations. This is my mini-dip into the madness of an
annual event, packing 40m with signals on split frequencies rather
than at least convenient 1 kHz intervals. QRZ.com shows:
``PR4T Brazil ARAUCÁRIA DX GROUP RIO DX GROUP BRAZIL Brazil``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.7, Oct 27 at 0042, JBA music, suspect R. Aparecida,
which has been undetected here for some weeks, but typical
offfrequenciness, altho sometimes above 11856. Now 11780 RNA is
incredibly stronger, so RA must be very QRP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Oct 27 at 1255 UT, talk in English; after sunrise
here and way after in Toronto, so could it be something else? No,
pronounces about ``aboot`` twice, and 1258 ID ``CHHA 1610 AM``. So
Voces Latinas also employs a minority language. TopEnd this time of
year can keep skywaving quite a while, but fading out by 1310.

Stale 2015/2016 program grid at

http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PostCard-CHHA-1610AM-2016.jpg
does show ``English music`` Sat & Sun until 9 am ET. But this was
all-talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7103.8-LSB, Oct 27 at 0025, CF3M uttering nothing but own
callsign over and over; soon shifts to 7104.8. QRZ.com shows:
CF3M Canada
Ken Kovalenko
Richmond Hill, ON
Canada
QSL: LoTW or direct via VE3LA

Contesters like to get special 4- or even 3-character callsigns, since
5-character original calls would eat up too much time, reducing number
of contacts and ultimate scores. Even better: as many single-syllable
fonetix as possible. Every microsecond counts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 900, Oct 27 at 0613, Spanish song, XEW? NO, loops SE and
quickly // much weaker 890 with WLS Jimbo nulled, therefore the two
Radios Progreso. Yet WRTH shows 900 is 50 kW from far Holguín, while
890 is 200 kW from closer Ciego de Ávila.

[and non]. Once mighty XEW, La Voz de la América Latina desde México,
is seldom heard here; if I do get a 900 Mexican, it`s XEOK Monterrey,
or used to be: IRCA Log thinx it may be off to FM. There was a 100:1
power disparity, 250 vs 2.5 kW night power! WRTH 2019 gave XEW only
100 kW, a 40:1 ratio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sat Oct 26 at 1940, `The Jazz Place` on RHC, but
somewhat overmodulated/distorted. I think this is on alternate weeks;
better luck on some of the repeats? Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 27 at 0040, RHC is splattering plus/minus 15, even
20 kHz; while // 11700 & 11670 are cleaner. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, Oct 27 at 0048, CRI relay at S3-S4, but hardly any
modulation, i.e. second harmonic of 5990 then checked with same JBM
and suptorted, yet S9+35. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Oct 27 at 0049, RHC English with jazz show, but JBM,
hum and suptorted, so even worse than first hearing at 1940 on 15140.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

[and non] BTW, since 5990 useless CRI relay is also on now, they
result in a very weak leapfrog mixing product on 6010, probably the
stronger of hets vs BRAZIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CURACAO. 7126.6-LSB, Oct 27 at 0027, PJ2T calling QRZ during
contest. QRZ.com shows:
PJ2T Curacao
CARIBBEAN CONTESTING CONSORTIUM
Geoff Howard
#1 Groot Santa Marta
Curacao
QSL: VIA W3HNK

PJ2T, located at our club's permanent QTH called "Signal Point," is
situated on half an acre of oceanfront property adjacent to what used
to be called the Coral Cliff Hotel, formerly owned by PJ9EE, Mr. Chet
Brandon. . . with lots more info and fotos
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/pj2t
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Oct 27 at 1342, Kurdish? music/chanting,
S4-S6, the only active frequency of the bunch up to 11550, presumed
Dengê Welat today; can`t hear a second signal if co-jammed by TRT
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.0, Oct 27 at 0603 UT tune-in, last few notes of
orchestral Mexican NA and apparently off, no Spanish or music further.
Must be XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, from the SW, the only one
I ever hear. This and the other two actives in the IRCA Mexican Log
are all shown as 24 hours.

NB that at the bottom of the Log
https://www.ircaonline.org/editor_upload/File/2019%20Mexican%20Log.pdf
there is a new extensive survey of when and what version of national
anthems are played, including XEDP, ``Adult choral at Midnight`` The
morning/evening anthemings do not necessarily denote sign-ons/offs.

BTW, except for border towns, the rest of Mexico which had been on DST
has now gone off it, a week before the United Statesian Hallowe`en
extension, which Mexico never copied despite Dia de los Muertos (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, re XEYZ, Aguascalientes2 still/again on the air:
On the WTFDA Forum, Raymie Humbert, AZ, also replied October 20:
``XEYZ still on air!? What necromancy is this? This is an AM that
nearly 18 months ago told the IFT "you can have the AM back, thank
you": [4 pp]
http://rpc.ift.org.mx/rpc/pdfs/35226_181212173840_5224.pdf
What is going on?`` Pertinent paragraph among all the verbiage:

``Ahora bien, en términos de lo señalado en el último párrafo de la
propia Condición Tercera de la citada Resolución, manifiesto la
voluntad de la concesionaria para renunciar a la frecuencia 1130 KHz.
originalmente asignada, a través de la estación de radio con
distintivo de llamada XEYZ~AM; en ese sentido, es nuestra intención
continuar la operación y explotación únicamente de la frecuencia 107.7
MHz, por medio de la radiodifusora con distintivo de llamada XHYZ~FM.
Como consecuencia de lo anterior, solicitamos que los Títulos de
Concesión correspondientes versen exclusivamente sobre la frecuencia
que opera en la banda de Frecuencia Modulada y en su caso, se indiquen
las condiciones y el momento en que deberá de suspenderse de manera
definitiva la operación de la frecuencia de Amplitud Modulada y por
tanto revertirse en favor del Estado.``

1130, Oct 27 at 0624, super-hype voice actor (SHVA) proclaims, ``La
Poderosa, la más famosa`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1510, Oct 27 at 0629, classical music from SSW/NNE, no
doubt XEQI Monterrey; there is *no* USA AM station with a classical
format we hear. Brand is ``Opus 15-10 AM`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. Re ``Gran Sol`` target of REE on 12030 --- it`s surprising
that it`s NW of Spain, since this is on a 110-degree azimuth, the
other targets being the Indican Ocean and the Middle East ---
disinformation, or deliberately counting on back-radiation coverage?
This led us to assume Gran Sol would be somewhere around the other
targets. In fact the CIRAF target zones registered, 38, 39, 47, 48 are
the Arabian peninsula and the NE quadrant of Africa; not the Indican
Ocean, either, except by extension. BTW, new query: how did that C get
inserted into the SS version of Indian? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035, Oct 27 at 1339, JBA carrier from presumed
VOT English to Europe and also USward, but no improvement over ex-A-19
15450 at 1230. The English hours explicitly for us are now 2300 on
5960; 0400 on 6125. Oh2, TV Martí audio is now sked on 6125 at
2300-0400, so once they catch up with it, Cuban jamming likely to
impede Turkey too, as they are in no hurry to turn it off. I`ll bet at
HFCC B-19 this was not recognized as a potential problem.

TV Marti, however, is ex-5980, with nothing registered there between
2200 and 0200, so should finally be a great reopened window for Radio
Chaski, Perú, until whenever it close, 0000v? --- if and when the
Cuban jammers get off it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday October 27 starting at 0324 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM with slight
ACI from LSB ham; fair. Next:

[however, as of Oct 27, uniqueradio.biz is marked:
``NB : Off the air for now till further notice.``]

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, Sat Oct 26 at 2225, TOMBS, but not // at all to 9455
WRMI; what became of `Good Sounding Oldies` still on the sked
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=sked&freq=7490
at 2200-2340 [sic], following Brother Scare at 1600-2200? BS does
appear M-F at 2200-2300, and everyday from 1600 until break for
otherness from 19, 20 or 21, depending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Oct 27 at 0014, awful audio of gospel huxter
conversation, presumably WWRB which has swiftly made a B-19 shift from
5050 where nothing is now. HFCC shows the usual time-share arrangement
with WWCR: during the Week of Confusion while DST remains regnant,
WWRB turnover to WWCR at 0100 UT; then from Nov 4, 0200. But WWRB will
presumably remain active only on weekends. WWRB may continue after
leaving 3215, on 3195 which is also registered 100 kW non-direxional
at 0100-0400 only, while 3185 is also registered available 24 hours,
but at 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Oct 27 at 1319 UT, Navajo talk, 1320 hymn in English,
1324 ``reflexions for the 30th Sunday of ordinary time`` and fade. I
guess that`s Catholic calculation from Easter. KTNN Window Rock AZ, I
had not heard in some time, so seems to be adhering to night
direxionality west; Oct SR/SS times are 1315/0045 UT (Nov: 1345/0015
UT). checked here after KKOB 770 was in. KTNN reception improved by
USB tuning since WSCR 670 Chicago IBOC noise is still a problem
peaking lowside 657 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4102+, Oct 27 at 0018, JBA `W` on CW, the weather beacon
somewhere in the USA Desert Southwest. Meanwhile I still hear not a
bit of the `A` beacon on 2097.3 anywhere but Quartzsite AZ (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900, Oct 27 at 0021, Spanish QSO discussing
propagation, equally audible in AM and LSB but no USB --- so CLSB
mode? Rather, I think it`s LSB being demodulated by a separate AM
carrier, perhaps a pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10002-USB, Oct 27 at 1351, weak 2-way, unseems Spanish,
maybe Indonesian, first noted as QRM to also weak 10000 WWV (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1832 UT October 27

Glenn Hauser logs October 25-26, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Sat Oct 26 at 1503, checking for LRA36 via
UTwente, instead nothing but some un-DRM-like noise blob; Manuel
Méndez had been hearing it very weakly directly in Spain an hour
earlier, altho it was not heard on Friday. My further chex of UTwente
past 1700 find no noise and no signal either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11520, Oct 26 at 1315 via UTwente checking for
Dengê Welat, bigsig here presumed this; while a weak something on
11510, Turkish jammer not yet glommed? Also 11540 something in
Chinese. Direct at 1348 I hear only a JBA carrier on 11510.

11510, Oct 26 at 1435 back to UTwente, VG referring to Agence France
Presse, so probably D.W. A bit of music under, maybe same station or
the jammer? But tuning around, nothing on others except 11500 has some
VG Chinese.

11500 is in Aoki/NDXC at this time as CNR1 jamming/Sound of Hope, and
11540 jammed at 1200-1400 vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 26 at 0605 UT, Spanish from south easy with KAAY
from the east nulled and initially dead-air. It`s an infomercial not
for mattresses but now for ``Vitac-30`` [?], an antiseptic, referring
to phone number to call ``en pantalla``, i.e. on the screen, another
*television* infomercial. The number probably depends on which station
is airing it in order to track response sources, but it`s rather hard
to ``see`` on the radio! Maybe they later inserted it verbally. That
name is incorrect; searching, there is a Vita-C vitamin supplement.
Anyhow, still presumed XEAU, Monterrey NL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 26 at 1752 UT, KOKB Blackwell is completely OFF
again, yet again (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Oct 25 at 2128 UT, KOSU during NPR `All Things
Considered`, RDS is displaying the current ATC topic, ``TREE OF LIFE
SYNAGOGUE ANNIV. CHANG ON KOSU`` in rotating 8-character fields. Chang
being one of the ATC co-anchors.

I have only two radios with RDS displays, the identical DX-398 and
ATS-909, but I don`t pay much attention to them except during sporadic
E DX openings when the RDS could provide vital ID info or clues,
especially from Mexico --- but often won`t display due to
weak/fading/choppy signals, even if enabled by the station.

Some stations have long used RDS to show current song title/performer
info, but first time I have noted news content as on NPR/KOSU. Is this
something new to KOSU and/or NPR? Is it showing up elsewhere??

At 2130 it changes to generic ``ALL THINGS CONSIDERED ON KOSU``.

Some stations only display their static ID or slogan, such as 94.7 in
OKC, BUZZ; 96.9, KQOB. 96.1 KXXY displays song info. Some other
stations have RDS enabled per icon, but displaying nothing. One of
these slow days I`1l have to survey the entire FM dial around here for
what`s showing on RDS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. Tnx to Mauricio Molano for the answer about the REE 12030
target area ``Gran Sol``, found on Spanish Wikipedia:

Where is Gran Sol?...
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Sol

``Gran Sol es un caladero situado en el Atlántico Norte, entre los
paralelos 48 y 60, al oeste de las islas británicas. Destaca por la
riqueza pesquera, especialmente por la existencia de merluza, una
especie de gran rendimiento económico. Desde antiguo el caladero de
Gran Sol ha sido explotado por los pescadores españoles y portugueses,
que navegan desde la costa cantábrica y atlántica a faenar en sus
aguas. Este mar destaca también por la ferocidad de sus temporales. El
nombre de Gran Sol proviene del francés Grande Sole (gran lenguado).
No se debe confundir con el Box Irlandés (Irish Box, en inglés),
caladero éste que está fuera del Gran Sol y que designa un área de
pesca reservada acotada entre paralelos y meridianos (box) alrededor
de la isla de Irlanda``

73! Mauricio Molano, Salamanca, ESPAÑA - SPAIN
(http://moladx.blogspot.com/)

Then I hunt for that in English wikipedia, but all it can find is a
hotel/skyscraper by that name in Alicante! So Google translates:

``Gran Sol is a fishing ground located in the North Atlantic, between
parallels 48 and 60, west of the British Isles. It stands out for the
fishing wealth, especially for the existence of hake, a kind of great
economic performance. Since ancient times the Gran Sol fishing ground
has been exploited by Spanish and Portuguese fishermen, who sail from
the Cantabrian and Atlantic coast to fish in its waters. This sea also
stands out for the ferocity of its storms. The name of Gran Sol comes
from the French Grande Sole (great sole). Not to be confused with the
Irish Box (in English), this fishing ground that is outside the Gran
Sol and that designates a reserved fishing area bounded between
parallels and meridians (box) around the island of Ireland``

Note: sol does not refer to the Sun at all, but to lenguado, i.e. the
fish, sole! (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday
Oct 25 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9ish from S7 to S9+10.

Also confirmed UT Saturday Oct 26 at 0130 on WRMI: 5850 S9+20 after
some overlapping unneeded fill music for a second or two after the
canned ID; S9-S8 on 7780, also S9-S8 on 5010 but noisier.

Altho 4980 and 5010 continue registered available, it`s not clear
whether the new 6060 WRMI in B-19 will affect what`s on 5010.

Brand new WOR time on WRMI, Sat 1300 on 15770, monitored last week by
Ivo Ivanov, but still a blank space on the System D skedgrid: JBA
carrier here, but Oct 26 confirmed good signal via UTWente SDR.

Not confirmed Saturday October 26 at 1431-1500 on 9485-CUSB, Hamburger
Lokalradio; via UTwente SDR, no signal except huge splash from 9490
Romania.

From next week, WOR should shift to 1531, presumably still on 9485
rather than 7265 or 6190, but not confirmed. At 1530 per HFCC the ACI
should be lessened: 9480 CNR Beijing in Tibetan; 9490 CRI Kashgar
southward in Tamil. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [ex-1030] to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Oct 26 at 0000 I`m listening only to the WBCQ
webcast; 7490 reception may be degraded by today`s propagation
disturbance after a G2 storm and K-index of 3. FKB gospel huxter ends
at 2400, hangs up, clunk, but after some DA we hear his last minute
repeated! Apparently, WBCQ output had switched to Deland of FLA studio
which got a delayed internet feed.

Then 0001, WTO theme of `AAAWWW` starts and off we go. Annoying Freddy
calls in almost immediately, and AW always gives him priority allowing
him to interrupt whatever he is saying. Asks about other frequencies,
and AW says on 7490 only, since he doesn`t want to bother the guys
back in Monticello with the complexities of multi-casting, running
other transmitters. 6160 it seems is completely silent, since he says
no time has been sold on it at all.

Super-station 500 kW: thinx they will be testing to China this [next?]
week to see how well it funxion over the pole. AW hates the ChiCom
government, yet says CRI would be welcome to relay via WBCQ, altho
they hardly need it. S-S status: ``locked and waiting`` for some parts
and info about how to QSY to higher bands; other than that, both
transmitter and antenna are working well; soon should be on full-time
with Worlds Last Chance Radio;

0043 again laments shortage of shortwave engineers. Has finally caught
up with QSLing, hundreds of them now on the way (meaning P-mailed?).
Still going at 0100 but cut off for Hal Turner.

Good I got this much, since John Carver reports, first at 0016:

``Very poor, noisy signal on 7490 again this week. Can find no other
BCQ frequency on the air, not even 5130. As soon as weather permits
will go outside and check out antenna. Not having problems picking up
other stations. I did check later in the hour and 5130 was finally
running that music program that's been running for a few weeks there.

I'm really sorry I'm not getting anything. Was checking cables,
antenna tuner and pre-selector this evening. They all check out and I
was getting other stations this evening so am assuming that my antenna
is alright but will check it with my eyes once it stops raining. John,
Mid-North Indiana``

I told him the problem may have been the propagation disturbance ---
the northerly WBCQ site is at a disadvantage when that happen (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Oct 25 at 2057, WEWN is still JBM in Spanish, S6-S7,
as I first noted at 1422; is no one paying attention at Vandiver? Than
why should we? Or anylistener (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Altho Hepburn maps show no tropo at all around here, Oct
26 at 1442 UT I bandscan anyway and find Bad signals on RF 35 and 22.
W9WI.com shows a bunch of LPs or translators in mostly remote areas of
KS and OK; the only full powers being in KS: 35 KMTW Hutchinson, and
22 KSNC Great Bend. Tropo areas are to be closer the next morning.

BTW, of my two TV antennas, as of Oct 25, one of them no longer picks
up some of the OKC stations; something must be broken pending my
roofish inspexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1835 UT October 26

DX Listening Digest 19-41 available

Glenn Hauser
 

DXLD 19-41 of October 10 is finally complete:

https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1941.txt
https://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest..txt
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

altho contents have not yet been compiled;
after which a formal notice will be re-sent

Sorry, I am falling behind in DXLD editing.
There are now two more issues underway
and a third will have to be in rough form
for the next World of Radio

Glenn

Glenn Hauser logs October 23-24-25, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 24 at 1932, JBA carrier, so LRA36 is active
this Thursday afternoon. In B-19, HFCC has no 15475 registrants at all
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 346 kHz, Oct 23 at 0612 UT, dash and YXL, 500 watts from
Sioux Lookout, Ontario. This NDB is not destined for decommissioning,
unlike 341, YYU, Kapuskasing, no longer mixing with local NDB EI;
http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
now shows a bunch of other Canadians to be decommissioned as of March
26, 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 24 at 1431, Trenton Military, ditto (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 23 at 1450, CRI Plus English to North America
relay is S9+20 of open carrier/dead air except for some hum. Was it
always thus for the entire bihour today? Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 24 at 1429, S9+20 of dead air from CRI in English.
On WOR 2005 I have merely cited all the Something`s Always Wrong
frequencies monitored the past week with no further details (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11550, Oct 23 at 1448, singing and drumming,
another new frequency for Denge Welat and/or Turkish jamming, as there
is nothing now on original 11530, nor recently jumped 11540 or 11520.
11550 seems to have a SAH hinting that both are on here at the moment.
At 1459, talk and music continue past 1500 with no ID caught, but now
I time the SAH at 2.4 Hz.

11510, Oct 24 at 1358, frequency of choice today, music and a JBA
carrier on 11540, else? By 1426, only 11510; 1430 talk, S5-S7 with
flutter.

11520, Oct 24 by 1921, the Kurdo-Turco radio war has shifted to here,
S3-S7 of Kurdish? talk.

11510, Oct 25 at 1421, JBA carrier only here; not surprising following
G2 storm as long predicted, and K index still 3 at 1500.

So far this radio war has been on 11510, 11520, 11530, 11540, 11550,
but they`d better avoid 11560 earlier not to collide with India.

Unless one understand Turkish or Kurdish it can be hard to tell which,
but Emirler could be running 500 kW vs 100 kW from DW.

Wolfgang Bueschel provides this for comparison:
Denge Welat Kurdish radio Livestream is 16 seconds behind,
http://37.187.140.96:8000/;stream.mp3
Later I listened to it for a while to become more familiar with it.

Strangely, only recently has Turkey bothered to jam the PKK station.
Did Drumpf OK that too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 595.9, Oct 25 at 0608, JBA carrier. Before a bandscan,
see UNIDENTIFIED, I check for this first, as the low-power 50 kW Oujda
transmitter of SNRT has been reported by Chris McWhinnie and Alan
Pennington of the British DX Club, further off-frequency than usual
595 instead of 594, and there it is! Wolfgang Bueschel precisioned it
at 595.896 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Oct 24 at 0615, no signal from VON, which is always
VG when active; not heard on 9690- or 11770- either, tho one could be
on and not propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Oct 23 at 0611 UT. Enid Woodring Airport beacon
EI continues to be heard, day or night: also at 1445 UT when I note a
period of 8 seconds, which means quite a pause between each pair of
dits. Also Oct 24 at 1355 UT check. At night there is no longer
co-channel from dash and YYU, Kapuskasing, Ontario, which
http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm conforms has been Decommissioned.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, Oct 23 at 1502 UT, a SAH denoting more
than one station, but one of them per ID at 1503 is KOKB Blackwell,
still underpowered; and audio cuts out irregularly, unlike // 1020
KOKP Perry, where the audio is a few seconds ahead. The other 1580
likely our second closest, KHGG Van Buren AR, normally totally blocked
daytime by KOKB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PITCAIRN [non]. 14185-USB, Oct 23 at 1455, pileup of weak hams on
the publicized VP6R DX-pedition frequency. Itself not heard, but
someone says ``split``, implying that it (or they) should be on a
separate frequency. Not to be confused with Barbados, original island
called VP6; why change? No luck on the 18 MHz band either, but it
seldom opens utc [under-the-circumstances] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7320-7325-7330, Oct 24 at 0614, DRM noise at S8; thought
it might be WINB, but that`s not until 0700 in A-19, while RRI
Tsiganeshti is in English and German WNW at 0530-0630. Neither
scheduled in B-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11670, Oct 24 at 1923, the REE African frequency is gone
again while the other three are on, 9690, 11940, 12030. In B-19, the
silent frequency to resume is 11685 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 353 kHz, Oct 23 at 0614 UT, confusing NDB MCW ID changes
from one time to the next: INLN, four letters? NO, it`s two different
beacons mixing at slightly different periods. They are exactly the
same pitch and same frequency. I ran into this before, these:

353 IN USA MN International Falls - Ray 100 48 28 53 -93 16 41
353 LI USA AR LITTLE ROCK 400 34 40 8 -92 18 20
per dxiinfocentre.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 24 at 1426, K6FRC HIFER beacon again audible
from Patterson CA, and no others on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday October 23 starting at 2100:30 on WBCQ 7490.1, poor S6-S8;
their clock is running late, or previous program always runs
over/tight, not leaving enough time for full ID; but no problem, this
flexibility is an advantage as nothing is cut off.

Also confirmed UT Thu October 24 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S8-S9.

WORLD OF RADIO 2005 Contents: Albania non, Antarctica, Argentina non,
Canada, China non, Cook Islands, Cuba, Ecuador, Eritrea non, France,
Germany, Hawai`i, Iran*, Ireland, Japan* and non, Kiribati, Korea
South and non, Kurdistan non, Mali, México, Morocco, New Zealand*,
North America, Oklahoma, Pitcairn, Pridnestrovye, San Andrés, Sudan
non, Turkey, Ukraine and non, USA, Zambia; propagation outlook; *B-19
schedules.

WOR 2005 is available as of 0414 UT Friday October 25
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2005.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2005.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct. 26]
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 [NEW] to NE
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [ex-1030] to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17850, Oct 24 at 1928, JBA carrier, suspected 3 x 5950 WRMI;
17775 KVOH is already off, but 17530 Grimesland is still on; and
that`s it for 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Oct 24 at 0620, WWCR S9+20 of dead air; tsk2, guess
TOMBS feed failed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 24 at 1430, WJHR preaching is JBA. In B-19
it`s the only registrant on 15555, claiming unbelievable 50 kW, at 5
degrees; and if they shift to 15550 again will collide with France at
1530-1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Oct 25 at 1422, WEWN Spanish is S5-S6 but JBM; at
least it`s not spurring around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Oct 25 at 1207 UT, ad string in Ukrainian looping
NE/SW, one for auto parts, ID mentioning Ukrainian Radio, 1211 song.
We know this is WNDZ, Portage IN, Ethnic/brokered for the Chicago
market. No problem yet from KMMJ and this is axually better than WBBM
which has to contend with KSPI. WNDZ is 15 kW direxional daytimer,
from 1200 UT in October, 1230 in November. Pattern centered on NW, but
broad with considerable to the SW, notch SE toward Atlanta (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 900, Oct 25 at 1214 UT, nulling KSGL Wichita, I have
something else roughly E/W with ID mentioning 900 and 94.9 --- so most
likely KHOZ, Harrison AR, U1 1000/62/64 ``Bootz 94.9`` where the FM is
a mere translator; per NRC AM Log, tho there`s one other 94.9 combo,
WATV in AL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, Oct 25 at 1226 UT, RCC discussion in English, as KEXB,
University Park TX, has stopped stunting referring to KTNO move to
620; Paul Walker says it`s Relevant Radio. Can a call change be far
behind, since KEXB signified the kaput format, Excellence in Business?
Soon overtaken by Topeka, KMAJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 25 at
0609-0618: this time on the R-75 I am tuning LSB, 1 kHz above 9 kHz
channels, instead of the usual USB 1 kHz below; this could turn up
some different ones with different 10-kHz channel QRM/splash
situations: 531, 585, 603, 612, 621, 666(2), 684, 693, 711, 729(2),
747*, 774(2), 792, 801, 837, 8446, 855(2), 882, 936, 999, 1017, 1098,
1107, 1125(2), 1179(2) but none higher. * means stronger than the
others; (2) means at least two carriers beating. See also MOROCCO!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3272-USB, Oct 25 at 1234, 2-way discussing other
frequencies which may be better such as ``zero-3-9``; ``A7A`` also
mentioned, maybe this one or net designator; MARS? Nothing further
heard here. No significant hits on 3272 or 3.272 searching the entire
UDXF io group (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9341.25-USB, Oct 24 at 1356, 2-way in Spanish; Intruder
if we consider the 31m SWBC extend beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2027 UT October 25

Glenn Hauser logs October 22-23, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANGUILLA. Re my ham log missing one letter, Chuck W3ON replies:
``Glen[n], I just checked the K3LR DX cluster. The following stations
are currently operating. VP2ETE VP2EIH VP2EKG``

``Anguilla Island: I took another look at the K3LR DX cluster. Most
likely what you heard from Anguilla was VP2EIH. The station was
spotted on the K3LR DX cluster on October 20th on 18121 kHz
at 2133 UT`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Oct 22 at at 0623 UT, YL weather in English, gale
warning mentioned repeatedly; 0625 ``This is Halifax Coast Guard
Radio; out`` but immediately resumes briefly in French, back to
English. S6 vs an S5 noise level. Winterish conditions are looking up.
Maybe special broadcast as it`s 3:25 am in NS.

2598-USB also with a weaker YL voice at 0627, too weak. This frequency
covers NL and vicinity. There are a few other 2 MHz channels listed
further north and west which I have never managed to hear, if they
still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 22 at 1354 check, Trenton Military, ditto
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Oct 22 at 1353, RHC S9+10/20 but suptorted while //
15140 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 22 at 1420, China Plus relay in English is S9+30
but extremely suptorted; wiggle that patchcord or render a refund to
the ChiCom! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Oct 22 at 1425, the RHC 9640 transmitter is still
spewing a buzzfield at least plus/minus 20 kHz, worst peaks circa 9630
& 9650. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 22 at 2146, RHC S7-S9 but only a trace of
modulation, unlike sufficient 11850. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11561, Oct 22 at 1418, AIR 11560 with a song has a 1 kHz
het/carrier on the hi side; whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9095, Oct 22 at 1346, algo JBA, no doubt Echo of Hope,
clandestine on its latest shift as also heard yesterday, and nothing
on original 9100 nor interim 9105. The Oct 21 edition of Aoki has it
only on 9095, but what about tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11520, Oct 22 at 1417, something new here, talk in
unID language, S4-S7, unused frequency per Aoki. Nothing now on 11530
and maybe some noise on 11540, so suspect another shift by Dengê
Welat. Or is it Turkey jamming? The situation could change from day to
day or even hour to hour. Ivo Ivanov indicates when I heard it, both
were on 11520:

Pro Erdogan Radio Recep & Denge Welat in 25mb, October 21:
from 1500 NF 11540.0*EMR 500 kW/105 Turkish, good+STANAG, ex 11530
* co-ch same 11540.0 KCH 300 kW/130 Kurdish BRB Denge Welat - weak
from 1600 on 11540.0#ISS 250 kW/090 Kurdish BRB Denge Welat-strong
# co-ch same 11540.0 EMR 500 kW/105 Turkish Pro Erdogan TRT - weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/pro-erdogan-trt-px-brb-denge-welat-on.html

Pro Erdogan Radio Recep & Denge Welat on new 11520 kHz, Oct. 22
0600-1300 Pro Erdogan Radio Recep & Denge Welat are on 11530, instead
of 11540 Oct. 21!
1315&1515 NF 11520*EMR 500 kW/105 Turkish, good signal ex 11530/11540
* co-ch same 11520 KCH 300 kW/130 Kurdish, Denge Welat - very weak
from 1400 NF 11520*KCH 300 kW/130 Kurdish, fair signal ex 11530/11540
* co-ch same 11520 EMR 500 kW/105 Turkish TRT Radio Recep, weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/pro-erdogan-radio-recep-denge-welat-on.html

October 22 from 1600 UT Radio Denge Welat is on 11530 ISS and TRT
broadcast of Turkish secret services on 11520 EMR

Denge Welat on 11530 & Pro Erdogan Radio Recep on 11520, Oct. 22
from 1600 on 11530 ISS 250 kW/090 Kurdish R. Denge Welat, very strong
from 1600 on 11520 EMR 500 kW/105 Turkish TRT Radio Recep, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/denge-welat-on-11530-erdogan-radio.html

I assume ``Radio Recep`` is Ivo`s nickname for it, not a real ID
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6907-USB, Oct 22 at 2345, S9 pirate music, with
abrupt breaks in modulation = transmission, but YL ``CNR`` IDs at
2345, 2353, apparently stays off from 2357*. Many earlier logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,59435.0.html
It`s not so Clever when Clever Name Radio be initialized (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Oct 22 at 2153 UT, EI is back! EnId`s 25-watt
MCW ND beacon at Woodring airport. The manager and others I visited
yesterday had no direct knowledge of it or its status, referring me to
FAA; but maybe my inquiry led her to look into turning it back on?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 22 at 1930 UT, KOKB Blackwell is cutting off
and on the air, and when on is weaker than normal, compared to other
stations and the noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Oct 22 circa 2115 UT in a pledge break, KUCO says
it will be moving to ``beautiful new studios in downtown OKC`` ---
thus following in the footsteps of KOSU which could not resist the
allure of the Big City, both forsaking their original campi in Edmond
and Stillwater. At least KGOU remains at OU in Norman. If only KUCO
would spend some of that expense to attain a local-quality translator
signal into Enid. At least we may hope its recently refurbished
transmitter/site will remain on the north side (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday October
23 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Oct 22 at 2132, WBCQ-6 is off today; why? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see UNID 12120.4

** U S A. 17850, Oct 22 at 2138, JBA carrier, presumed WRMI 5950 X 3,
but still too weak to audiblize a match of BS; would be OSOB & SSOB if
17775 KVOH were not running late. I always check too for any trace of
Kuwait to us on 17550 which propagates only at midsummer, but zilch
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17774.99 approx., Oct 22 at 2135, praise music in Spanish
registering only S1, as KVOH is still on past nominal 2100* on Tue &
Thu; remains slightly off-frequency and have never answered my query
whether this be the old or ``new`` transmitter. It`s the SSOB but not
the OSOB tnx to WRMI? on 17850, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 12160, Oct 22 at 1415, S Asian language talk vs CODAR,
S9-S7. Amid the TWR India 1345-1545 broadcast via Tashkent in a
complex compendium of tongues; Aoki shows M-F at 1400-1430 it`s Sin
which per EiBi means Sinhalese, not Sindhi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1690, Oct 22 at 2156 UT, heavy SAH of about 2.5 Hz,
between WVON Chicago --- and?? Retén lo que Tienes, Bâton Rouge
pirate? There is certainly a second station to cause the SAH. This
long before sunset, possibly KDMT Arvada CO is already propagating
here at the Top End; WMLB further east could be if it`s no longer
silent in GA, but seldom/never heard here. I compare this SAH to
another one later at 0038 Oct 23 which is more like 2.8 Hz and
definitely between KDMT and WVON. MWOffsets had those 3.9 Hz apart so
it`s all inconclusive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12120.4, Oct 22 at 2149, S4-S7 of open carrier; could it
be WBCQ-6, not on 9330 now? Surely not, so off-frequency, but
originally registered here for A-19 afternoons, with 11730 to be next
in B-19, should they attain higher-frequency capability. More likely
NAU Isabela PR RTTY idling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15330-USB, Oct 22 at 1351, 2-way in colloquial Spanish
altho the other way inaudible, INTRUDERS upon the ex-AFRTS frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0446 UT October 23