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DX Listening Digest 19-36; World of Radio 1999  View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 15 2019

Hauser
DXLD 19-36 is now available altho contents have not yet
been compiled for a formal notice later and at
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1936.txt
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

WOR 1999 is available as of 0035 UT Friday September 13
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1999.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1999.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 1999 contents: Antarctica, Bahamas,
Bougainville, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cuba,
Germany, Guam, Hungary non, India, Indonesia, Japan,
Korea North non, México, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands
non, Oklahoma, Romania, USA; and the propagation outlook.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780, and NEW 5850, 5010 [all confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Sept 14]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [barely confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315][confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [canceled?]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

73, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 14 2019

Hauser
** CHINA. 9215, Sept 14 at 1225, VP music and then Chinese // 11785,
9660 and best 9680, i.e. CNR1 jammers. Then I search out more WOOB:
10820, Sept 14 at 1230, JBA Chinese
10960, Sept 14 at 1231, JBA carrier
11170, Sept 14 at 1232, JBA Chinese
11440 & 11460 & 11540, Sept 14 at 1233, JBA carriers
13530, Sept 14 at 1237, JBA carrier with flutter; and no others in the
12s, 13s, 14s or higher.

All the WOOB ones correlate with SOH/CNR1 jamming in Aoki/NDXC and
EiBi, except unlisted 11170, new to both of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sept 13 at 2013, RHC in Portuguese; and 15370 in
French. Wires crossed? Supposed to be vice versa, per Aoki/NDXC and
EiBi. RHC`s own website is still displaying B-18 schedule!
http://www.radiohc.cu/fr/interesantes/frecuencias
which does not include either language on either or any frequency
during this semihour! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 14 at 0525, RHC English is S9+20 of dead air; at
least it is usually strongest now, while 6000 is JBM and 6165 JBA
carrier. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Sept 14 at 1234, RHC fair here and better than //
fundamental 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Sept 14 at 1305, RHC fails to provide an F# FM service
today, just this and 13740 on AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 17660.018, Sept 14 at 1253, French S9+10 and somewhat
undermodulated, some deep fades to S6;; off-frequency makes me think
of Sa`udi like just-logged 15380.059 Qur`an, and SRI/SBA do have
French on 17660 --- but not until 1355.

At 1200-1300 it`s RFI via MADAGASCAR, which explains the good signal
being T-E rather than T-A. Fluent W&M conversation about African
affairs, chopped off abruptly at 1300*. Only a trace of Saudi on
17705, making RFI the SSOB and virtually the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 790-, Sept 14 at 1215, low audible het looping SW about the
same as KFYO Lubbock ID, presumed XENT, La Paz BCS, as in MW Offsets:
790 789.9586 MEX XENT-AM Radio Fórmula (La Paz) 2018-11-01
790 789.9993 USA KFYO (Lubbock, TX) 2018-08-29
I.e. 40.7 Hz apart. No other station anywhere is listed that far below
790. Nominally 10000/750 watts but IRCA Mexican Log says ``night power
seems much higher than 750``, and is staying on AM.

I also had a definite ID of XENT on 790-, April 11, 2018, after the
frequency had been reported at 789.96 by John Wilkins, CO (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 14 at 1208, XETAR in sign-on routine, starting
late? Or just protracted in multilanguages, but several IDs heard (not
XERTA as I mistyped in previous report about KFJZ, USA). In Spanish,
mentions that they will be on air for 12 hours, ``iniciando doce horas
de transmisión``, i.e. still a daytimer which perhaps WWL/listeners
appreciate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Level 2 tropo blob over central to eastern OK, Sept 14 at
1408+ UT provides a bunch of Bad DTV signals on RF: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21,
22, 26, 30, 35, 36, mostly correlating with Tulsa market, and some
decodes:
20, KQCW-HD 19-1
28, Ion 44-1
31, OETA-DT 3-1 [seldom seen Eufaula KOET, with all 4 channels]
34, KMYT-TV 41-1
But none higher, not even 45, whence KOTV must have repacked by now.

Also, RF 16 KOCM-DT, Daystar Norman is Bad, failing to decode due to
DX QRM, which now must be KWHB Tulsa, 26 kW repacked from 47; altho
there are 7 other low-power Okies on 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15380.059, Sept 14 at 1250, VP Qur`an, SRI/SBA Riyadh
as scheduled at 06-09 & 12-13 per EiBi; more precisely as 0545-0857 &
1155-1357 per Aoki. One of few stations on band beyond Cuba, and much
better than 15450 Turkey English toward Europe & North America which
has been a total loss all summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1999 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday Sept 13 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9-S6 vs Cuban pulse
jamming already; but no upcut.

Confirmed at new time and frequencies, UT Saturday Sept 14 at 0130 on
WRMI 5850 to the NW, S9+20/30 interrupting Bible quotation, ex-24
hours later; and also now on // 5010 to south, and still on 7780 to
NE, both JBA here in HNL. At 0159 on 5850, my last few words
overridden by music fill overlap!

Confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY World of Radio#1999 via
Hamburger Lokalradio, September 14


https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/09/world-of-radio1999-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzK6WF0H6Xg&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi4NKTVFcTo&feature=youtu.be
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak to fair``

Alan Gale, England reports: ``Hi Glenn, Nothing at all heard here on
9485 today. The Romanian station was spanning the full 10 kHz from
9485 to 9495, but I could just about see a carrier on 9485. A search
of the usual webSDRs showed nothing but splatter, but this one in
Mala, Sweden did reveal you briefly at around 1455 UT, so at least I
can confirm that the broadcast was actually on there today:
http://aspliden.mooo.com:8073/
Alan``

Confirmed via http://oh5ae.dyndns.org:8073/ SDR in Finland, not at
1445, but audible by 1452 Sat Sept 14 with huge splash from 9490
Romania. Not heard on UTwente SDR.

Via OH5 I also check 7265 and 6190 in case HLR jumbled frequencies as
Ivo suggested. At 1450, 7265 has something with music; 6190 Chinese,
et al.? So neither of those would really be better for us at 1430.
Next:

2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 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
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [canceled?]
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. (7490v), UT Sat Sept 14 from 0000, WBCQ webcast with WTO
opening of AAAWWW, but turns out to be TimTron subhosting, apparently
on short notice as AW & AW are away at her family`s gathering in
Ass-Houlton. Messes with cart machine trying to get it to eject or
insert. He thinx they are ``quadricasting`` on 5 frequencies, but
checking 6160v, finds it off the air; plays a tune while he goes out
to try to fix it. Later says it may need a new driver tube. Also says
9330 is on but ``piss-weak``. Punxuated by belches here and there.

By now some guy named Jason has joined him to co-host. Who`s he? Never
heard his last name. He is also live-streaming video of this via his
phone on FB, but never says where to find it! Tim wants to take phone
calls to the usual 207-538-9180, but finds out it won`t work since
that number is still set to forward to AW`s cellphone, and he doesn`t
know how to change that. So Jason prompts TT to recall his adventures
in radio in Maine, having known him for almost 20 years. Rest of show
is about the various stations Tim has built and/or worked for until
losing jobs. Jason sounds like a DJ, and they do talk about the
domestic side of WBCQ, WXME, ``all-rock, AOR``, so maybe he works at
that station.

Meanwhile by 0015 I have checked for the SW frequencies vs my hi local
line noise level: 9330v JBA carrier, 7490.2v best; 6160v JBA carrier;
5130.3v second best; and 3265- as usual inaudible.

Here`s John Carver`s version: ``Show starts on time this evening but
with TimTron as host. Says he was up there because of some problems
with the superstation but never gives any details. He also stated that
6160 was down till he had a chance to fix it. He moved off mic and
worked on a cart machine for a few minutes and then played some music.
While the music was playing he ran out and restarted 6160. After the
music finished Jason wandered into the studio and was co-host to Tim.
Allan and Angela are off visiting with Angela's parents. No phone
calls this evening as Tim can't remember the control codes to stop the
phone from forwarding all calls to Allan's phone. Long talk between
the two of them about how Tim got started working for radio stations
in Maine before WBCQ existed. 6160 did not make it through the hour
and was down again. Program was off the air at 0102. John, Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Sept 14 at 1158 UT, must be KFJZ Fort Worth again,
gospel huxter in Spanish from the south giving phone 214-723-4520,
i.e. Dallas area code. Then a song/hymn with a tropical beat
frequently reuttering ``victoria`` and ``gloria``. By 1208, XETAR is
on and in again from the SW, separable as KFJZ is fading (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Sept 14 at 1203 UT, strong music east/west vs ~6 Hz SAH
with KRVN from the north, not Arkansas, but soon ID in English as
``KHAC Tse Bonito``, and KWIM, and KTBA, ``exalting the name of Jesus
across the nations``, i.e. AZ/NM reses. KHAC had been notable for
suppressed LSB, carrier plus USB only, so I recheck it both on the
DX-398 and R-75, finding that now it is DSB like almost all other
``AM`` stations, equally modulating on both sidebands!

Now I am wondering why I am not simulhearing as good or better signal
from 50/50 kW neighbor 660 KTNN? Because KHAC is obviously on 10 kW ND
day power instead of 430 watts night, both non-direxional; despite
official FCC Sept sunrise not until 1300 UT! (Oct: 1315 UT); while
KTNN would still be direxional away from us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 12020.0, Sept 14 at 1235, carrier here, not 12019 --- can
VOV finally have fixed this long-standing off-frequency? EiBi still
shows 12019 including English at 1230, but no trace of a signal there,
nor is anything else scheduled on 12019 or 12020. Aoki/NDXC already
shows 12020, but has never been attentive to variants: almost
everylisting ends in -0 or -5 whether true or not, except V of Tibet`s
constantly changing 1-kHz steps around via Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Sept 14 at 1222, JBA carrier detectable, despite
my high local line noise level registering S9+20 on this band, so must
be good propagation. Ron Howard has been reporting NBC Bougainville,
pre-independence referendum, on an extended schedule way past 1200*;
but it could also be VOI via RRI Palangkaraya. Perhaps he will have
noted which or both were on today. Also have a JBA carrier on 2850, no
doubt the only 105-m band station, KCBS Korea North (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14325-USB, Sept 14 at 1241, checking Hurricane Watch Net
for more to come; at first nothing, then a very weak K2? contacting an
ON4 Belgium and DJ4CH in Germany; closest to weather discussion was
remark that ``iron ore in the ground around here draws lightning``.
Seems plausible, but true? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15253.50-USB, Sept 13 at 2012, S4, 2-way in Spanish,
with crackle. Why am I the only one ever reporting such INTRUDERS into
our SWBC bands? Does no one else care? Of course, as more and more
broadcasters evacuate, such bands are more and more tempting to invade
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2040 UT September 14

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 13, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, September 13 2019

Hauser
** ASCENSION. 17800, Sept 13 at 1358, JBA signal where I seldom hear
anything on morning bandscans. Listed as DW in Hausa daily at
1300-1357; indeed off at 1424 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860.4, Sept 13 at 1323, lite Cuban noise jamming overlaid
several times a minute by a very rapid series of beeps, all same
pitch, too fast and too many to count, as heard tuned to 11860.0-USB,
and then located frequency of beeper which is inaudible in AM mode,
i.e. not modulated but just CW-like.

Also at 1325 I hear exactly the same thing happening on 11930.4. Radio
Martí does not start either frequency until 1400. Occasional beepery
of different spans, combinations and speeds, has been heard previously
out of Cuban jammers, intriguing; could Arnie explain? Ha. And is this
something ``wrong`` or not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13554, 13485, 13630, 13775, 13840 approx., Sept 13 at 1327,
strong FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM transmitter, each about 10 kHz
wide, at intervals of approx. 70-75 kHz which may vary slightly over
time. AND yes, all with F# above middle C constant tone, just like
original outbreak years ago, but tuned in FM mode, modulation is quite
readable, while 13700 source sounds fine in AM.

By 1348 I search for further outliers and detect at least the F# tone
circa: 13990, 14060, 13844, 13410 - which was a trace around 13415
earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Sept 13 at 1147, ``La Ranchera de Paquimé, 540 AM``
and FM [90.5 listed], canned ID they emit every few minutes from XETX,
Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, near the frontera, and heard
immediately upon tune-in, WSW separable from earlier southerly Spanish
talk, probably XEWA SLP, unseemed religious like KDFT Ferris TX. IRCA
Mexican Log says both these XEs are staying on AM (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, Sept 13 at 1149, romantic song in Spanish from SSW,
and no WIBW unless that`s causing a SAH. 1200 ID as ``La Rancherita
del Aire``, which is Piedras Negras, Coahuila, with new official calls
XELRDA to match its slogan, altho it`s really rebranded XEMU which
lost the frequency and then bought it back, still llamando itself
``XEMU`` tho I heard neither call this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1999 contents: Antarctica, Bahamas,
Bougainville, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cuba, Germany,
Guam, Hungary non, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea North non, México,
Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands non, Oklahoma, Romania, USA; and the
propagation outlook.

WOR 1999 is available as of 0035 UT Friday September 13
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1999.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1999.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, and NEW 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1030 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt, Sept 14, 28] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 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
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [canceled?]
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. 840, Sept 13 at 1204 UT, Spanish from N/S, ID in passing as
``Radio Aleluia``, fade by 1206. That`s KVJY Pharr TX in the RGV as
now listed in the NRC AM Log, religious format. --- I thought this was
the unlikely station being relayed by XEPRS 1090 BCN, but it wasn`t
religious. What is the status of that deal?

IRCA Mexican Log as of Sept 1 explains under 1090 XEPRS: ``// KPAV
[sic, typo?] 104.9 FM Alamo TX. No longer // XEPE 1700 AM. Ads and
announcers in English and Spanish. With no lessee, owner is relaying a
relative`s FM station. Mentions 840 AM on air (and on `About` page of
FB), but KJAV-FM is reportedly no longer // KVJY 840 AM`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 870, Sept 13 at 1155 UT, screaming gospel huxter,
a mental case, in Spanish, --- ``¡¡¡Cristo viene!!!`` from N/S,
presumed KFJZ Fort Worth TX, but I would like to get an ID. Last time
he finished before 1200 but there was no legal ID before going right
into next infomercial. Today I clench my teeth (and eardrums?), and
keep listening. Keeps on right across ToH; at 1203 says he`s going to
terminate in 5 minutes --- but still going at 1208 when XERTA finally
gets started with XE NA from Chihuahua, barely audible from SW. And
*still* predicating by fade-out 1215, never hearing any local
references or contact info, but it was a sermon recorded in a
``noche``. All along there has been a medium SAH with WWL, which
despite easterliness, outlasts KFJZ. Could someone in The Metroplex
confirm whether KFJZ now be 100% Spanish, brokered miscellany? And
what slogan do they ever ID? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 88.1, Sept 13 at 1342 UT, KWOU Woodward is inbooming for
StarDate, so tropo is up; after breakfast to DTV bandscan; some Bad
signals on the few open UHF channels, but I always check down to VHF
6, knowing that 5-4-3-2 would be pointless for DTV tropo around
here.

And indeed at 1440 UT I *do* finally have a Bad signal on 6! This has
to be KBSD Ensign KS = Dodge City, which managed to keep its old NTSC
channel -- and there are *no* other RF6 stations in Kansas, Oklahoma,
Missouri or Arkansas (but 17 across TX, LD or LP including
Franken-FMs, no full powers).

Bill Hepburn`s tropo map predicted for 15 UT shows Level 5 Good
enhancement from Woodward thru here up into central Missouri, but
Dodge City is outside any of that.

RF 13, KETA OKC is also Bad, not decoding, blocked by some other DX,
despite antennas aimed toward it. That could also be caused by Garden
City, KUPK, but there are other 13 full-powers in Pittsburg & Topeka
KS. A glimpse of the CCI shows a Home Depot ad circa 1438 (Glenn
Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 13 at
1141-1146, before LSR of 1212 UT: all from NW on the altazimuth
wrist-mounted DX-398, i.e. Japan, Korea, etc.: 747, 774, 828, 972,
1134, 1242, 1566. 1134 and 1242 harbor 100 kW private Japan stations;
1134 also 500 kW in Korea S, but 1242 only 10 kW there. 972 slightly
stronger than the rest (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1740 UT September 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 10-11-12, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 12 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 11876 & 11884, Sept 11 at 1359, weak spurblobs out of 11880
very strong dead air prior to China Plus relay, which continues until
undermodulation finally comes up at 1404, missing most of CRI `news`.
But the spurs were tweaked away at 1401. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15143.05, 15146.1, 15133.9, 15130.8 approx., Sept 11 at 2045,
weak spurs out
of RHC 15140 open but unusually strong and crackling carrier at S9+25.
Should also be one at 15136.95 but not noted. 15140 is supposed to
quit at 2030 after French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 12 at 0553, RHC English is S9+20 but just barely
modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1050, Sept 12 at 0602, XEG Monterrey with super-hype voice
actor full Spanish ID claiming 100,000 watts ``en efectivo``, the
strongest station in Mexico or the US. Effective? meaning in a certain
direxion, but less transmitter power? That term is usually applied to
FM where ERP is almost always much greater than transmitter power,
taking into account antenna gain. Still plenty of QRM, and XEG has not
been the dominant 1050 signal at night for a long time, so I question
their claim. And it`s supposedly ND day and night. IRCA Mexican Log
shows nothing but 100/100 kW and it`s also $ tereo with no FM (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 15430, Sept 12 at 1328, bit of S Asian song, dead air,
1330 resumes YL announcement and hymn. Aoki shows AWR via Trincomalee
in Bengali until 1330, nothing afterwards. But EiBi has it: 1330-1400
daily in KHS language, i.e. ``Khasi / Kahasi: India-Meghalaya, Assam
(0.8m) [kha]`` --- so how many of the 800K speakers are really
listening to this, and of them, how many are converting to 7D
Adventism?? Believe it or not, this transpolar is the strongest signal
on band, S4-S7, much more than US or Cuban signals on 15825, 15230,
15140, 15115 DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 monitoring: Not confirmed Wednesday Sept
11 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; does not cut on until *2059:43 with one
iteration of IS & ID, and then, and then, something in French!
Mentions paix, instead of WOR. Yes it`s a new time for Radio For Peace
International, as clearly IDed at 2109, altho the websked still shows
WOR as of 1512 UT Sept 12; and the RFPI times only as Friday 2000-2100
15770; UT Sun 0000-0100 5950 9395. So goes another of our longtime
spots on WRMI.

Confirmed Wed Sept 11 after 2100 on WBCQ webcast while 7490.2v is a
JBA carrier.

Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 12 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in HNL.

Next WOR 1999 should be ready by early Friday Sept 13 (if not delayed
by storms), for first broadcasts at 2200 on 9955, UT Sat new time 0130
on 5010 & 5850, and also 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISITENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. Since AW keeps twitting that the WBCQ SuperStation (I call
SS, not to be confused with Spanish; make that S-S?) will be back on
the air shortly testing its latest frequency assignments, 12120, 15705
and 17735, I keep random checking, but nothing heard yet, nor on 9330:
Sept 10 at 2058; Sept 11 at 1658; Sept 12 at 1544. Latest twits of
Sept 11 and 10 provide good looks at Allan, and Angela:
https://twitter.com/AllanWBCQ

Meanwhile, check out this audiovideo from World`s Last Chance, the
bison-beastly anti-American nonsense in store for us:
https://www.worldslastchance.com/view-video/2849/image-of-the-beast-is-here.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Sept 11 at 0546, WWCR back to its old trix, running
S9+40 of dead air, far outside its scheduled hours; while the others:
5935, S9+30 of DGS; 4840, S9+30 of Paul Joseph somebody; 3215,
S9+10/20 presumably TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 860, Sept 12 at 1224-1226 UT, KKOW Pittsburg KS is still
playing a polka every morning, with English lyrix, outro as ``--- Be
My Sweetheart``. Segment also greets birthdayers, in this case the DJ
himself who will take his day off tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re the three 1540s in Texas, after my report of KGBC
Galveston off-frequency-minus, Stephen Luce, Houston replies:

``Glenn, KGBC is no longer running the Tejano format, having switched
to Spanish language religion a few months ago. During critical hours I
have heard KEDA underneath KGBC, so it might be them.

"Tejano" refers to Texas Hispanics (particularly south Texas) whose
families have lived in the state for many generations. The Tejano
music style enjoyed its peak popularity in the 1990's, but has fizzled
since then, with little new product being released. There have been
attempts to revive it on radio, but the listener demographics skew too
old, which is why the format failed on KGBC (not to mention the poor
1540 AM signal in the broader Houston market.)

Also, has anyone confirmed what co-channel KZMP in Dallas-Fort Worth
is now running following the demise of ESPN Deportes Radio?``

To which Mauno Ritola, Finland, replies: ``Stephen, they have been
heard relaying KXYZ 1320, but apparently not all the time? Seems to
carry ranchera, just checked, attached. KZMP 1540.mp3``

ID on that is ``La Ranchera 103.7`` --- but in the WTFDA FM DB, not a
single Texan of the dozen on 103.7 is Spanish, let alone ranchera, and
the local one for The Metroplex would surely be KVIL, still shown as
alternative rock. Or were they saying 106.7?? Hard to distinguish in
off-air-recording. YES! WTFDA DB already has it:

``KZZA 106.7 MUENSTER TX 75.0 75.0 620.0 620.0 33-26-13 97-29-05
Spanish 548E Title & Artist La Ranchera La Authentica [sic] Musica
Mexicana 106.7 FM Rock [sic] RANCHERA LA RANCHERA 106.7 //KZMP 1540``

One might expect Muenster to be speaking German rather than Spanish; a
town of 1.5 kilopersons, it`s way out west of Gainesville on the way
to Wichita Falls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1610 UT Sept 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 9-10, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 10 2019

Hauser
** NIGERIA. 11769.903, Sept 9 at 2033, VON one of better 25mb signals
at this time, S9-S7 but very undermodulated, can`t tell the language
but presumably not English. Must also check here when 7254.9 be
missing for the 0600 broadcast, as Ivo Ivanov found it on instead,
``Voice of Nigeria on wrong 11770v, instead of 7255v kHz, September 10
from 0600 Hausa, from 0700 Fulfulde and upcoming from 0800 English``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sept 10 at 0028 UT, WKY OKC in English! With the
demise of ESPN-D[eportes], what to do with this legacy station? Sports
talk in English! In fact, at 0047 plugs sibling station WWLS The
Sports Animal (98.1) which is also on KWPN 640 Moore, but not // at
the moment. At 0201 UT I find that 930 is // 640 but running 7 seconds
behind it. And again at 0620 UT when both are on ESPN Radio (in
English).

What a great variety Radio License Holding CBC, LLC are providing!
BTW, these two stations are not part of any other AM cluster in OKC.
according to FCC Licensee info. Oh, yeah?

At 1459 UT Sept 10, I monitor the ToH breaks on all three stations.
640 and 930 are not // but 930 is // 98.1, if not synched. At 1502
legal ID on 98.1 starts with WWLS, then a bunch of mostly AM
affiliates all over OK, to which WKY has been added at the end; as
part of Cumulus. And the same multi-station ID comes around 27 seconds
later on 930. But FCC AM Query shows Cumulus is *not* the licensee of
any AM station in OK. How about FM? Allegedly, ONLY ONE: 107.3 KOMS
Poteau! What is going on here? Well, RLH CBC LLC must be a subsidiary
of Cumulus, but why? Try to reach the former on Wikipedia and you are
redirected to Cumulus without explanation. Could CBC stand for the
obvious?

On FM, the following in OK are licensed to Radio License Holding CBC
LLC, per FCC FM Query: WWLS-FM 98.1 The Village [NW OKC suburb where I
used to live], KYIS 98.9 OKC, KATT 100.5 OKC, KKWD 104.9 Bethany.
Except for 104.9 which I could not hear anyway, the other three FM
would get knocked off the air simultaneously via storms.

WKY used to run some commercials and PubAffs shows in English; so now
will they insert anything in Spanish? When ESPN-D appeared, WKY
dismissed their ``La Indomable`` Spanish DJ staff. From Nov. 2014:
http://www.w4uvh.net/WKY930AM-ad.jpg

Former ESPN-D affiliates everywhere must be trying to find something
to replace it; will English or Spanish prevail? See my recent report
of 1650 KSVE El Paso TX (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Sept 9 at 1757 UT, I notice that KOKB Blackwell is
back on the air; might have resumed Sept 8 before I noticed. Had been
off since at least Sept 3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, as of Sept 10, I have been meaning to note that the
Family Radio satellator in Enid, K202BY, has been totally off the air
again for about a week. Not just dead air! A little less QRM for my SW
caradio feeder set on 88.3; and with it off, 88.3 open again for KOSR
Stillwater, if not DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday Sept 10
at 0100 on WRMI, 7780, fair in noise level. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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. 9475 & 5830, Sept 9 at 2035, WTWW-1 is off now and most of
the time rather than on with SFAW PPPP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1490, Sept 10 at 0625 UT, ``The Entertainer`` by Joplin on
piano is just ending as some signal is briefly atop the graveyard
jungle/jumble, then ``The Fabulous 1490, KDMO`` YL ID, seems to loop
NE/SW before fade. That`s Carthage MO, near Joplin, ENE. Could Scott`s
tunes be thematic for Joplinites? Still NOStalgia format. Previously
logged here Sept 7, 2017 at 1240 UT.

BTW, not to be confused with KDMO, the airport ID in Sedalia MO
beyond, which runs beacon DMO on 281 kHz as reported by Harold Frodge,
MI. Nor with Sedalia`s 1490 station, KDRO! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. [Originally neat typo: UNIFRNYIGIRF]. 12573-USB, Sept 10
at 1338, 2-way in colloquial Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1728 UT September 10

 

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