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DX Listening Digest 19-08; World of Radio 1970  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 25 2019

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 19-08 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1908.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-08 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1970 / ALASKA / ANGOLA / ANGUILLA / ARMENIA / ASCENSION / AUSTRALIA 7BU/7AD / AUSTRALIA Unique / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRALIA +non RBA+ / BANGLADESH / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL +non / BULGARIA +non / CHAD non / CHILE / CHINA / CONGO / CONGO DR / CUBA / DENMARK / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / ETHIOPIA non / EUROPE Pirate / FRANCE / GERMANY +non / GOA +non / GREECE / HUNGARY / INDIA / INDONESIA / IRAN / KOREA NORTH non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / MADAGASCAR +non B18+ / MALAYSIA / MALI / MEXICO +non / MONGOLIA +non / MYANMAR +non / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND B18 / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA Pirate / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA KGWA / OMAN / PALESTINE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / PHILIPPINES +non / PRIDNESTROVYE / ROMANIA / RUSSIA +non / SAUDI ARABIA / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / SRI LANKA / SUDAN +non / SWEDEN non / TAIWAN +non / TAJIKISTAN +non / THAILAND / TIBET non / TURKEY +non / UAE +non / UK Rugby / UK +non BBCWS / USA MNDOT / USA WCY / USA WWV+ / USA non VOA / USA +non WOR/WBCQ/WRMI/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA WRNO / USA WWCR+ / USA +non KVOH / USA WEWN / USA WJHR / USA WTWW / USA WINB / USA WHRI / USA KMMJ / USA KCEG/KJME / USA KCRN/KRCN / USA KLEY / USA KBXD / USA KXEL / USA KLIV/KRTY / USA WPEX / USA Sundance/Alamo / VATICAN non / VIETNAM +non / YEMEN non / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED TP carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 4835 / UNIDENTIFIED 5035 / UNIDENTIFIED 5780/5840 / UNIDENTIFIED 5970 / UNIDENTIFIED 6010 / UNIDENTIFIED 9656 / UNIDENTIFIED 9777 / UNIDENTIFIED 9990 / TESTIMONIALS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1970 contents: Armenia, Brasil, Chad non, China, Cuba,
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea non, Ethiopia non, Germany and non, Goa,
Japan/Korea North non, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands
non, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, UAE,
USA, Vietnam non; and the propagation outlook.

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1970, February 19-25, 2019

Mon 2330 WRMI 9955 [1969 replayed]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 [1969 replayed]
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
Wed 0930 Unique 5045-LSB NSW Australia low-power
Wed 1030 WRMI 5950
Wed 2200 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Thu 0000 WRMI 7730 [NEW]
Thu 0100 WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
Fri 0930 Unique 5045-LSB NSW Australia low-power
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed Bulgaria]
Sat 1200 Unique 5045-LSB NSW Australia low-power
[alt weeks, Mar 2-16-30]
Sat 1230 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Sat 1531 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed Italy]
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2200 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Sun 0030 WRMI 7730 [NEW! confirmed by Richard Lemke]
Sun 0400v WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415][confirmed from 0427]
Sun 0830 WRMI 5850 5950 7730 [confirmed]
Sun 1130 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed Bulgaria]
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
Mon 0230 WRMI 5950 9395
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955
Mon 0930 Unique 5045-LSB NSW Australia low-power
Mon 2330 WRMI 9955 [or new 1971]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 24 2019

Hauser
** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sunday Feb 24 at 1409, pulse jamming against
weak presumed Republic of Yemen clandestine via Saudi Arabia, rather
than Radio Martà which has never operated 11860 beyond Monday-Friday.
Something`s always wrong at DCJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 24 at 1405, CRI Plus relay is suptorted today,
while 15140 & 15230 RHC are overmodulated/distorted, but no spurs
found on 15 or 13 MHz bands. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, Feb 24 at 1448, RHC apparently pre-empted `En Contacto`
--- instead of Arnie & Marta we hear a discussion of Feb 24 as a big
day for ratifying the new Cuban constitution, and also about
``solidarity`` with Venezuela (meaning the Maduro dictatorship, not
the people of V.) Such also continues past 1450 instead of the medical
show; will they be back next Sunday? Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Recent spam from Diario de Cuba, allegedly datelined Habana, with
contrary views:
https://mailchi.mp/diariodecuba/today-six-reasons-why-the-next-constitution-be-the-shortest-lived-in-cuban-history?e=75468380c8
https://mailchi.mp/diariodecuba/today-poll-reveals-widespread-rejection-of-the-regimes-new-constitution?e=75468380c8
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 6090, Feb 24 at 0137, VIRI in Spanish, S9 but undermodulated,
discussing Venezuela. Genuine Latin American accents are heard on
VIRI, so don`t be fooled, as they reach out to correspondents or
sympathizers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4015-USB, Feb 24 at 0125, music and immediate ID
break as Wolverine Radio, then blues, S9, found here after nothing on
6.9 MHz band. Many reports here
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,51341.0.html
that it had just QSYed from 6950 with song titles having a day of the
week in them, as also displayed in SSTV signpost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.7, Feb 24 at 1406, VOT music and English talk is only
S2-S5 with flutter, notably inferior to Turkish on 11815.0, tho HFCC
registrations indicate should be vice versa: 500 kW on 12035, 250 kW
on 11815, and azimuths USward only 5 degrees apart (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
February 23 at 2215 the 2200 on WRMI 9955, S5-S9.

Richard Lemke, Alberta, caught a new airing! 0030 UT Sunday Feb 24 on
WRMI 7730, replacing an IBC Radio time almost two months after new
episodes stopped (but not the next ex-IBC time, UT Sun 0130 on 9395).

Also confirmed UT Sun Feb 24 starting at 0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
Wentzville MO, as usual editing out as much of the musical theme
opening as possible; S9+30 and not much QRhAM during the 160m contest.
Earlier check at 0144 had WD5K calling CQ contest right on 1860-LSB.
That`s Thomas C. Johnson in Dallas. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [or maybe 1971?]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Searching the WRMI skedgrid on Wld of Radio and World of Radio, we
find another ***new time and still long-unconfirmed times presumably
*wrong; the complete list:

Mon 2330 9955 5950*
Tue 0030 7730
Tue 2030 7780 5950*
Tue 2130 7780* 5950*
Wed 1030 5950
Wed 2100 7780* 5950*
Wed 2200 9955
Thu 0000 7730***
Thu 0100 7780
Thu 2100 7780* 5950*
Sat 1230 9955
Sat 2200 9955
Sun 0030 7730***
Sun 0830 5850 5950 7730
Sun 2130 7780
Mon 0230 9395 [but also 5950]
Mon 0430 9955
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4980, Feb 24 at 0129, Spanish as WRMI on long past normal
2400*, seems religious but not hearing enough to decide if SMTV
segment; and off the air at 0132 recheck. Meanwhile 5010 WRMI was
already off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Feb 24 at 0129, S9 of WRMI dead air, 0130 Bob Biermann
plugs his `YWS` without any specific times or frequencies (too many?),
0131 into Oldies instead of defunct IBC Radio as still on skedgrid.

7780, Feb 24 at 0131, this WRMI is playing Mideast music, so World
Music fill? Certainly not `Worship in your Home` as still on skedgrid.

While checking the above at 1642 Feb 24, the WRMI skedgrid has Jeff
White logged in as well as three anonymous creatures: Loris, Unicorn,
and Dumbo Octopus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1430, Feb 24 at 0500 UT, short-notice but widely-publicized
DX test prompted by engineering work at WION, Ionia MI is supposed to
start now but nothing noted in first biminute, just huge pileup of
roughly equal signals, nothing readable; length of test unknown, but I
decide to recheck later:

At 0558 UT now I hear a 1 kHz tone; or could it be a JBA TA carrier?
Rather too late for Djibouti, Ukraine is inactive; leaving only some
very/low powers in UK, Greece and Italy. I don`t have a chance to
detect whether it`s on 1431 only as in DX, or 1431 & 1429 as in
modulation from a domestic. I keep listening intently for almost the
next hour on the DX-398 aimed NE/SW, whence the tone peaks as if from
WION. At 0600 there is a pause and then a lower-pitched tone, one half
kHz, or 440? 0605 another tone audible, and 0608 peak stronger, stops
about 0613. If there had been a Morse code ID during this span,
probably could have copied it. Todd Skaine says WION runs a Morse code
ID at hourtop even during normal programming. Otherwise: occasionally
rising slightly above the din is TexMexmx, or maybe a real Mexican
like at 0627. At 0634, ad for Schlotzky`s (?) restaurant in
Belleville, i.e. KZQZ St Louis as in following jingle --- that`s the
station I mainly expected to hear in the way of WION, altho KZQZ night
pattern is unfavorable thisaway. No more tones heard until 0650. But
what I heard earlier correlates with other DX monitors (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1739 UT February 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 22-23, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 23 2019

Hauser
** BULGARIA. 11600, Sat Feb 23 at 1315, rock music at only S2-S3, i.e.
`The Giant Jukebox` on The Mighty Farty KBC, weekly 13-14 broadcast
for Europe, but which Mark Coady, Ontario, keeps recommending for
better reception than for North America, UT Sunday 0100 on 5960 via
Germany --- not the case here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 351 kHz, Feb 23 at 0703 UT, one NDB log before
shuteye is YKQ, which is 500 watts from Fort Rupert - Waskaganish,
QuÃbec; and it`s overcoming 350 kHz RG, 400 watts at Will Rogers World
Airport, OKC, a.k.a. Gally; 2502 km = 1555 miles, so it`s about 22
times as far away as RG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Feb 23 at 0437 S8 synthyl in French with marine
weather, including minimums & maximums, past 0441+.

2598-USB, Feb 23 at 0441 I check the other frequency and hear same
thing weaker, running just a split second ahead of 2749, as I am able
to hear them on two different receivers. I can never be quite sure
whether that be due to transmission delays or DSP-caused reception
delays. 0443 one of them stops but shortly they are back almost //.

DXLD 19-07 quoted this info:

``Les Escoumins, Quebec maritime weather station VCF --- Located in
the eastern part of the province of Quebec, VCF is on the north shore
of the St. Lawrence River. It broadcasts its weather bulletins in both
English and French as follows:
2598 and 2749 kHz 0437-0500 VCF Les Escoumins QC``

Among other times, this being the final one until 0847. But that info
omits important data, true transmitter sites of each frequency as in:
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Communications/RAMN-2018/Part2#21

``04:37
Natashquan 2598J3E
La VerniÃre 2749J3E
Radiotelephony --- Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine
areas 215 to 221 and 301 to 302. Wave height forecasts for marine
areas 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 301 and 302. Notices to Fish Harvesters
(when available)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS [and non]. 1813.90-LSB, Feb 23 at 0449, ZF9CW
working K9ZO in Illinois. Per his QRZ.com page, Stan H. Stockton is a
big 160m contester, on Cayman Brac, but address in Siloam Springs,
Arkansas, almost an Okie.

I`ve found 160m crammed with hams, during a big contest, LSB all over
the place, and many QRMing each other less than 1 kHz apart. Only
below 1805 do I hear some CW, and one ragchewer stands out on 1880;
something digital intermittently 1840-1845. There are frantic phone
contest contacts exchanging 5&9s. Mostly US and Canadian of course, so
I pick out the one foreign I log; some further east are working
Europe. This QRhaM bodes ill for WA0RCR this weekend, such as during
WORLD OF RADIO starting UT Sunday anytime between 0400 and 0505 recent
weeks, on 1860-AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9910-9980, Feb 23 at 0011, wall-of-noise jamming against 9955
WRMI not quite into R. Libertad yet, asymmetrically splattering out
over this range. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming
Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 23 at 0516, this RHC is on but S9+50 in Spanish
instead of English, supposed to start at 0500; also // Spanish on 6060
& 5040, leaving English only on 6165 and 6000. Consequently, the 6270
leapfrog mixing product of 6060 over 6165 is bilingual, attaining
hefty S5. But 0656 recheck, all four 49m are back in English, with
6000 weakest at only S9. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 23 at 1453, CRI Plus relay this day is
overmodulated and distorted, rather than JBM or suptorted. They can
never get it just right! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, Feb 23 at 0412, trying to hear XEPPM, but
its music is underneath talk in unknown language, making SAH of
200/minute = 3.33 Hz. 0400-0430 is the only evening time when CCI is
now scheduled: AWR Turkish via AUSTRIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 7330, Feb 23 at 1257, RNZI confirmed here,
only S9 with flutterfading to S4, QSY to 6115 announcement, one
bellbird chirp and off 1259*. I retune to 6115 which soon comes up,
not much better than 7330 and I could easily believe it`s still on the
NNW antenna only, not back to split with NNE antenna favoring us.
There is also CCI from a fast SAH, probably the Saturday-only Vatican
Radio in Chinese via Philippines not turned off yet by 1300*;
violating Separation of Church & State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 27185-AM, Feb 22 at 2110-2147+ continuous extremely
repetitive loop of local CB music pirate including phrases such as
``pineapple man``. Lumberjack attempts to interrupt at 2116 producing
a LAH briefly. Should anyone hear this stuff on skip, they will know
they`ve got Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1-WBFM, Feb 23 at 1459 UT, open carrier/dead air from
KUCO, our classical station. So much for the repeat of its signature
show, `Performance Oklahoma`, part of which I missed on first airing
UT Thu from 0200. I leave a radio on, and modulation finally resumes,
mid-music at 1549, until 1559 ID with no back-announcement, apology or
explanation of what happened, and into `The Record Shelf`, including
Groucho Marx singing Gilbert & Sullivan, ``Tit-willow``. Maybe
something to do with KUCO`s imminent installation of a new
transmitter; but if some transmitter be radiating, adding modulation
to it shouldn`t be too difficult. Later in day the 90.1 signal seems
weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND [non]. 7120, Feb 23 at 0409, no signal from R. Hargeisa.
It`s been missing for weeks, gone for good? Only other hamband
intruder remains 7140, VOBME Eritrea, presumed the JBA AM carrier, but
not the other one on 7180.

ARRL reported Dec 13, 2018, that per IARU, Hargeisa had resumed after
a break of several weeks, but we saw no definite reports of it since I
had a long-path carrier Nov 29 at 1347; and Bryan Clark, NZ, reported
it reactivated but with distorted audio Nov 17 at 1812 and 0328 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Feb 22 at 2155 as planned, I`m retuned exactly 24
hours later to REE after I thought I heard them announce frequency as
9620 --- but not any fq anmt today before 2200! Instead plugs special
show Monday at 0130 (ÂTU o HNE?), ``Festival del Cine desde Los
Ãngeles``. Obviously about the Academy Awards but no mention of same
by name in either language. And multilingual generic REE IDs, fill
with ``SueÃo`` song about dreaming; 2200 no timesignal (even tho they
often emit them at half-hours), and next show ``Marca EspaÃa`` about
worldwide trade.

2300 recheck for Friday English segment: starts with flamenco music,
Justin Coe says in honor of Paco de LucÃa anniversary, 2306 starts his
performance of ``Concierto de Aranjuez`` by JoaquÃn Rodrigo, 3-
movement masterwork likely to occupy rest of the semihour. ÂViva la
mÃsica clÃsica en onda corta! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125, UT Sat Feb 23 at 0415, VOT is S9+10, modulating
Turkish music; kept on it for `Letterbox`, but talk feature at 0418 is
something historical; o yeah, L`box has moved 24 hours later to UT
Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035, Feb 23 at 1338, something in Thai S9-S6
way atop VOT in English, so no hearing Letterbox now --- spells out
``T-H-A-I at AWR.org``. So it`s KSDA GUAM as scheduled 1330-1400 due
west. Making no het since VOT is on-frequency today. First time I`ve
noticed this, as I must have been tuning to Turkey after 1400. 12085
has a very similar broadcast, i.e. KSDA in Lao, same time, same
parameters, 1342 with rustic music, same signal but no CCI (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7460, Feb 23 at 0406, S7-S8 African? music, which must
be the Kirundi/Kinyarwanda service of VOA as scheduled 0330-0430 via
BOTSWANA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria confirms: GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on
6190 kHz CUSB on Feb.23
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_23.html
0731-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu Sat, weak/fair signal``

Confirmed Sat Feb 23 at 1246 amid the 1230 on WRMI 9955, good S9.

As usual no signal here for Sat 1531 on 9485-CUSB via HLR Germany; nor
at UTwente SDR; but audible poorly at 1537 on SDR in Italy.

Alan Gale, England, also reports: ``Hi Glenn, HLR faded in here around
1455 UT so no problem hearing Media Network Plus and most of World of
Radio today, though I did notice that while the audio sounded fine in
the CUSB mode, when switched to AM there was noticeable distortion on
it and it sounded a little raspy and overdriven. The signal faded out
suddenly at 1552 but didn't come back again unfortunately. A short
mp3 file is attached showing the distortion on the AM signal. Alan``

Next:
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.2, UT Sat Feb 23 at 0100, WBCQ starting `Allan Weiner
Worldwide`; also I think on 3264.9 where I make out a trace of opening
``William Tell Overture`` theme; nothing at all audible on 9330. 7490+
is already fading out before AW finishes interjexions, so over to John
Carver for his summary:

``Show started a few seconds early on 7490 which is coming in this
evening. Prior to startup, signal was just shy of S9 but dropped to S5
when the theme song started. Timtron and Angela in the studio with
Allan. Allan says they're broadcasting on 7490, 9330 and 3265.

First phone call at 0105 from Mr. Transistor Norm. Allan says the snow
is so deep, they had to hire professional snow removal. Has a crew
coming tomorrow to shovel the roofs off as they are expecting a foot
of snow by Monday. Says they have four feet of snow in the fields as
Tom Barna walks into the studio. Some jokes about Tom stopping by to
use the bathroom in the studio as it's the warmest room on the
compound. Norm says he's receiving all three frequencies well in FLA
with a portable receiver using the whip antenna.

Some long, deep fades but so far no political talk. Then I hear Allan
state that HAARP is no more and that after the superstation starts
broadcasting, he predicts that the conspiracy theories will start up
again and the new antenna will be accused of causing all sorts of
things. Even speculated that North Korea would complain to Trump about
being bombarded by something harmful from WBCQ. Says that 9330 will be
the primary frequency but they also plan on testing another but a deep
fade made it impossible to hear the number. [did anyone get it?? gh]

When the signal comes back up, Tim is talking to Norm about the
antennas he uses for working the hambands from his home QTH. Then the
signal fades down and disappears at 0134. Can find no signal on 9330
and move to 3265. Signal is jumping between S3 and S5 with some light
fades. Allan is talking radio with Norm but they're talking about MW.
By 0141 the noise has come up making it difficult to copy the program.
I miss the days when the program was also heard on 5130. Now Tim and
Norm are talking again but difficult to copy.

Another phone call at 0150 but I can't tell what they're talking
about. Hard to believe that WBCQ has become such a difficult DX catch.
Lost the signal at 0157. Tuned to 5130 and the Militia program was
coming in like gangbusters. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, UT Sat Feb 23 at 0404, this VG WRMI is playing World
Music fill, including several of our favorites for the rest of the
hour such as at 0443, ``Sandunga`` on marimba and orchestra. 0459
Zanotti ID cut off incomplete at 0500*. Too bad that much of WRMI
automation is out of alignment now. Programming for this frequency-
hour is unaccounted for on the WRMI skedgrids, except for VORW on
Fridays; what of the other five days? More World Music? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sat Feb 23 at 0501, S9+20 of dead air from WRMI,
eventually JIP that airline commercial. Maybe it was switchover time
from/to Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Feb 23 at 1255, Supreme Master TV via WRMI now playing
``FÃr Elise``, yay, classical music on SW, but on piano I can notice
the recording wowing. 1300 switch to other music including birdchirps.
Ending ``part 2`` of something in English; and multilingual
announcements; 1308 lengthy listing of worldwide platforms including
WRMI frequencies 15770, 4980 and 7570 only, enumerating the exact
number of countries each reaches on each continent! I had no idea SW
was such a precise medium!

Also refers to website for language schedule:
http://suprememastertv.com/schedule
``/`` always uttered as ``forward-slash``, even tho the forward part
is totally unnecessary [and I use ``slant``, much less threatening],
as if one were to type a backward-slash in such a position, it would
still work! As I just proved going to site
http://suprememastertv.comschedule which autodefaults to English:
http://suprememastertv.com/en1/index.php
with linx to specific dates --- but nothing resembling a language sked
grid, just info about a few specific programs with no times shown!
Enough time wasted on this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Friday February 22 at 1751, it`s another on-all-day
from WTWW-3 rock music, only S4-S5 to here, not completely absorbed.
But it was not on-all-night as of 1245 Feb 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sat Feb 23 at 2014, still no signal from KVOH, now
sounding its second week of silence. Saturday-only English span should
be 16-21 UT. Tnx to Ray, we know what happened, but nothing on website
to explain it to all would-be listeners; everything looks fine:
http://www.voiceofhope.com/station_americas.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 620, Feb 23 at 0506 UT, unusually something in Spanish:
certainly not kaput XEBU Chihuahua2, so XENK in EdoMex or something
more exotic? Not a single US or Canadian 620 is listed in the NRC AM
Log as SS, altho a few are ETHnic. Immediately hear an ID as ``Radio
Oasis``, repeating phone number 469-397-0620, and plugging some event
domingo a las 11 de la maÃana, ``vÃngase`` to an address on Harry
Hines Blvd. (!) That means this is Dallas, where HH is a major artery
I have traversed, and ergo this is KEXB, until now known only as
``Experts in Business`` in English (ex-KWFT, 620 hijacked from Wichita
Falls). Also has a het from 621, no doubt CANARY ISLANDS. KEXB websked
confirms the program 7 days a week at 11 pm-5 am CT is indeed Radio
Oasis, but no further info about it; unsure if it`s religious. = 05-11
UT now, 04-10 UT once DST be imposed. That means KEXB is now exactly
25% Spanish (unless there be even more I haven`t noticed), so worthy
of an SS designation among its formats; U4 5/4.5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, 1480, 1600, Feb 23 at 1330 UT, confirming these three
Metroplex stations are all in different Vietnamese, i.e. KCLE
(weakest), KBXD, KRVA. How big an audience is there there? Google
search turns up 85,000 in Dallas-Fort Worth, fourth place metro after
LA, San Josà and Houston. Not clear how many be first-generation with
primary language Vietnamese. At 1332, 1600 is playing a choral anthem:
I bet it`s RVN, defunct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. More about the Venezuela Aid concert Fri Feb 22.
``Why not turn 9955 at least back on for this too? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

As if in reply, Jeff follows up at 1703: ``We are also broadcasting
the Venezuela Aid alive concert on 5950 kHz until 2000 UT``

5950 is of course as always here in daytime a JBA carrier as at 1750
check. Meanwhile, higher daytime frequencies on azimuths across North
America remain silent. However, at 1730, the WRMI stream is playing,
silently:
http://wrmi.listen.creek.fm/stream

Jeff White replied at 1809: ``There have been some breaks in the audio
we are getting from Colombia, but itâs OK right now.``

More about this:
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-venezuela-aid-live-unfurled-2019-htmlstory.html

Richard Langley replied at 1754: ``Live with video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J55O252e72k
-- Richard Langley``

I replied at 1855: ``Yes, but monitoring YT, instead all I see is a
still photo of huge crowd, and precious little music since 1830,
rather impassioned speeches, all in Spanish.

Found this also on the Telemundo TV network, with full-motion video
and audio. Backdrop and corner bug map of Venezuela includes Guyana,
claim apparently also approved by the anti-Maduros.
1931 pause for commercials, to return? Glenn``

Yes. The ``Guyana es nuestro`` low-res outline map also shows 6 tiny
islands off the coast. Oh oh, are they claiming the ABCs too? No,
consulting an atlas there are six fully YV islands between ABCs and
Trinidad, including a favorite ham DX-pedition target, Aves, where I
guess there are also birds, at the western end, and the largest,
Margarita at the eastern.

As for Guyana, the Venez claim is thinner than the whole country now,
evidently the western half bounded by the Essequibo River, and not
including Georgetown (but what about Jonestown?). This appendage is
reminiscent of another flaccid hanger the USA has on its southeast.

Richard Langley, UNB, replies the next day Feb 23 at 1501: ``I had
continuous live excellent video and audio for several hours on one
computer connected to the university's network while doing work on
another. Glenn, you could have been having computer/network issues.
Pretty well the only English heard was when Richard Branson talked and
a few words from some of the performers like Miami-resident Danny
Ocean. Not all rock music. Some nice Latin American folk music, too.
At one time, over 43,000 people were watching the YouTube feed. It is
replaying this morning as I enter this. -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2940.14, Feb 23 at 0430, off-frequency with some JBA
talk, language uncertain, S4-S6 vs storm crashes as spring is nigh.
Cannot detect any signal on likely fundamental 1470.07 producing
second harmonic. As I mentioned in October, one known harmonic on 2940
is HJNT Cali, Colombia, and this is probably it. MWOffsets shows three
possibilities:
1470.063 USA WBCR (Alcoa, TN) 2017-03-30
1470.075 CLM Radio Huellas (Cali) 1100-0500 2015-12-15
1470.08 EQA HCED1 Ecos de Cayambe (Cayambe) 2005-07-04
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7335, Feb 23 at 0408, S6-S8 of dead air. Nothing at all
scheduled now among broadcasters; the next being R. Nigeria, Kaduna
via France from 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15990.204, Feb 23 at 1457, JBA carrier, maybe trace of
modulation. Such a WOOB frequency instantly brings to mind Sound of
Hope, but chance of 100 watts propagating thus is nil. Nor is 15990
one of the scores of SOH frequencies in Aoki/NDXC nor Wolfgang
Bueschel`s monitoring. Maybe some spur if not a local device; no spurs
from Cuba on 15 or 13 MHz today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2034 UT February 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 22 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 9624 & 9656, Feb 21 at 2242, diffuse spurblobs obviously out
of 9640 RHC transmitter which is S9+20. Not FM, and no modulation
recognizable on them. I then scan for more further out at 16x kHz
multiples. There is more hash but not on exact spots, such as around
9590, 9540 vs other RHC 9535, 9565? vs jamming, 9520. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Feb 21 at 2315, CRI relay is JBM with scratches,
S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 22 at 1448, CRI Plus relay is S9+40 but suptorted.
Readable if you want to put up with it. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba. But no spurs on 15 or 13 MHz bands today (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Feb 21 at 2156, REE Spanish frequency announcement as
11940 to S America, 9620 to N America ---- what? Did I hear that
right? It`s really 9690, of course. Will have to try again at same
hour. Seems like 9620 may have been REE sometime in past. Currently
not registered anything below 9690, but several imaginary alternates
in the 15 and 17 MHz bands likely to return in A-season (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3264.897V, Feb 22 at 0715, WBCQ is JBA with talk and music
not // much stronger 9330+ TOMBS. Haven`t checked much for it lately,
as never enough signal to be listenable, but apparently still running
24 hours. V = audibly wavering slightly, as opposed to lower case v
meaning long-term variability (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13755, Feb 22 at 1447, no DRM from WINB, only heard
yesterday on this frequency, and not on previous 13690 either. Nor at
1636 recheck. What do they twit about this?

``winbâ @SWWINB Feb 21 --- New WINB DRM Schedule - Effective
Immediately - 07-09 UTC 7315 kHz, 09-12 9265 kHz, 12-17 13755 kHz
#shortwave #drm #HFCC #B18``

NOT now, as I said, on 13755. That`s from Hans Johnson in FL, who is
reluctant to sign his real name. Here`s some more news:

``winbâ@SWWINB 4h4 hours ago [from 1612 UT Feb 22 --- why in the world
don`t they just show the real time of the items???] New WINB DRM
program - Unique Radio's @AussieTimG 1100-1200 UTC Wed, Thu, and Fri
on 9265 kHz. Reception reports wanted. #drm #swling #shortwave #dx
#swl``

We had not even heard about this from Tim Gaynor himself, who earlier
had quit WINB completely. But this now on his own website:
https://www.uniqueradio.biz/

``HOT NEWS --- Unique Radio will be transmitting on 9265 kHz DRM 1100
- 1200 UTC via WINB, Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's (From
February 27th 2019), aimed at 62 degrees to Eastern North America,
Europe and possibly being able to be received on the North African
Continent and very remotely, in parts of Australia. Reports to John
Wright C/O ARDXC at the following email: dxer1234@gmail.com``

This twitfeed also includes some posts about other DRM stations:
https://twitter.com/@SWWINB

``winb @SWWINB Feb 13 --- #vonigeria *1600 today 15120 kHz in Arabic!
I don't think they have been on in Arabic via shortwave for a few
years, certainly not on DRM. Via SDR in Switzerland``.

And about China DRM. And even some non-DRM, non-WINB items such as
Koode Radio International (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Friday Feb 22 at 1512, still no signal from KVOH;
however at 1637 there is a JJBBA carrier, maybe KVOH if not an
artifact; QRP or just not propagating? Only other signal on band is a
JBA carrier on 17830, BBC Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Just received this from Jeff White, RMI at 1635
Feb 22; who has special interest in this, as Mrs. ThaÃs White is from
there, probably family still:

``Venezuela Aid Live concert --- WRMIâs web stream is carrying Richard
Bransonâs Venezuela Aid Live concert all day today February 22 until
approximately 2200 UT. It can be heard on our website
http://www.wrmi.net and on TuneIn (search for WRMI).
--
Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-863-467-0185
www.wrmi.net``

Why not turn 9955 at least back on for this too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 22 at 0701-
0708: No doubt I would hear more earlier in the evening, but
interesting that bedtime check this late is still getting Europe, the
western fringes at least. Sunrise at Madrid today was right at 0700
UT. 612, 621, 774, 837, 846 (Kiritimati?), 855(2), 882, 1008, 1035?,
1098(2), 1125, 1152, 1215, 1305(3), 1413, 1485(2), 1503, 1575, 1584.
On the R75 with E-W longwire so no DFing. (2) means at least two
carriers beating, or even (3) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1703 UT February 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 20-21, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 22 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 6100, Feb 21 at 0632, RHC English is S9+30 but modulation
spikes only, totally useless; wiggle that patchcord! // 6165 is S9+10,
OK modulation but with CCI, presumably NHK Arabic via France until
0630 not turned off yet; 6000 somewhat distorted; 6060 overmodulated
distorted. Somethings are always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 21 at 1527, CRI Plus English relay is S9+30 of
dead air except for some lite crackle. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15215, Feb 21 at *1600, annual broadcast of ``Radio
Amrum, the Frisian Voice`` via FRANCE, carrier on and soon sign-on in
English mentioning 500 kW, the edition for 2019 --- but the ``19`` was
clearly edited in, replacing ``18``, or even earlier! This is the
``tenth issue`` -- or was that referring to a previous year now being
played back? The following content certainly sounds familiar. It would
be nice if they could come up with new stuff, perhaps even some local
music breaks. The date is coordinated with a celebration on ÃÃmrang
every Feb 21 at 5-6 pm, a bonfire of non-toxic, non-plastic materials
collected over previous months. Live coverage of this would be more
exciting!

Host introduces ``latest news`` at 1603 but then switches to German.
Several English bits interspersed are only brief, so for those not
fluent in German, much less Frisian, little is comprehensible, but
since this is such a special occasion I monitor the entire hour.

Mostly it`s an informal conversation among a woman and one or two men,
except at 1611 they seem to be reading a script. Apparently the host
only speaks (high) German and English, while most of the hour is in
the Frisian dialect. I wonder how well standard German speakers can
understand Frisian?

1604 English something about a ``special game`` and back to Frisian.
1625 English about happy birthday to a Mr. Peters who has been married
for 15 years. 1633 English about having made a trip to New York, also
in German about Australia, New Zealand; in Frisian about Las Vegas.

1639 break ID as on 15215 k-h-z from JÃlich! How many years now has
the original DW site been kaput?? And times as 11 in NY, 17 M-E-Z;
``welcome from Amrum to New York``. 1645 talking about schnee (snow).

1659 apologizes for interrupting the conversation, but promises to be
back on Feb 21, 2020, 500 kW on 15215, ``to all Amrum exiles all over
the world, especially New York``. Also said earlier that more of them
live elsewhere in Germany than on the islands. Credits those
responsible for this annual broadcast, Ian (Eien?) Kursel? at 25946
Niebel, and two contact phone numbers repeated in English and German:
046822688 and 01704425007; inviting donations. 1659 dead air and 1700*

VG S9+20 signal here in deep North America, fading to S9. Simul-
monitoring via UTwente found it much weaker/poorer, too close to
Issoudun, skipping over, and worsening by 1642 check.

Via UTwente only, from the outset and further chex, there is scratchy
intermittent SSB ACI from some INTRUDERS. I do not manage to isolate
it, but seems to be USB, slightly from the lower side.

There is also constant tone-pulsing QRM underneath for the entire
hour, at the rate of approx. 7X per second. What is this? At times it
seems to fade independently, so jamming? Toward the end I find it
peaking about 0.5 kHz above and below 15215.0; it continues during the
brief dead air at conclusion, and goes off at exactly the same time as
carrier. So I conclude it`s a defect at Issoudun, not external
jamming, and not on the Amrum program audio either. Other monitors
were also hearing it. I alerted the WOR iog, British DX Club and Hard
-Core-DX an hour earlier, and will round up several resulting reports
in next DXLD.

Wolfgang Bueschel recorded most of it and also wonders about the
source of pulsing: ``steht auf der Box zum AnhÃren:
https://app.box.com/s/dlolfr18x2wr311e13qm800v6rvpeh6b
Kann mir mal jemand erlÃutern woher dieses Bubble-GerÃusch pulsend
herkommt? 73 wb df5sx``

This fine reception into deep North America demonstrates that even at
solarmin, any European broadcaster could serve us successfully on 19m
at our mid-mornings, but not a single station is willing to do so.
Remember when, sesquidecades ago, London Calling had a separate North
American service? I think it was on 11 metres then during solarmax
circa 1958!

15215 also had a JBA carrier before Amrum, at 1530 Feb 21 check, and
after it went off at 1700; nothing else whatsoever listed so maybe of
local origin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IVORY COAST [non]. 7375, Feb 21 at 0627, S9-S7 music and French ID
as ``Radio Mondiale Adventiste, La Voix de l`EspÃrance`` with Abidjan
postal address, also e-mail like lavoixdelesperance@yahoo.com then AWR
theme and plug Bible-par-correspondence course until 0630*.

HFCC shows 0600-0630, 250 kW, 162 degrees via FRANCE. Amusingly,
sandwiched between two imaginary entries on 7375: 0500-0600 Nauen in
Croatian; 0600-0800 Thumrait, Oman RSO in Arabic. Hey, how about
another imaginary 7375 entry in memory of RFPI Costa Rica? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: missed the 2200
openings, so unknown if WRMI made it on air in time this week, caught
the endings: Wednesday February 20 at 2227, S9+10 fading to S7 on WBCQ
7490+, now better than WRMI 9955, which is running 15 seconds ahead of
WBCQ. Also confirmed UT Thu Feb 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S9-S7 vs
noise level. As usual, I hope that the 7780 emissions arrive much
better further east on 44 degree azimuth. Next:

0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: March 2]
1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13750-13755-13760, Feb 21 at 1421, WINB DRM on new
frequency, ex-13685-13695, why? Neither was on yesterday. Got to be
WINB with distinctive hybrid of DRM noise on the top half, multiple
non-DRM carriers on bottom half, which no one else seems to notice or
explain. 13690 was close, but not too close to Cuba 13700. 13755
center looks like a clear choice, but may be too close to Cuban FM
spurs when they surely resume. HFCC has nothing on 13755 but imaginary
English from Jakarta at 0800-0900; but adjacent 13750 could bear
something from MBR Nauen at 1330-1530, plus IBB Kuwait at 1630-1700 in
Swahili; and on adjacent 13760, imaginary VOR Moskva in Russian at
1200-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, Feb 21 at 0008 UT, I`m trying again for definite
reception of KCRN, Limon CO now with 50 kW day power. On the DX-398,
KMOX is nulled and hearing English religious talk, but that could be
Austin. Simulmonitoring on R-75 with E-W longwire on 1060, I get //
audio just a reverb apart, i.e. KRCN Longmont CO, the sibling Catholic
Radio Network station. KRCN is also 50 kW day power but unlike KCRN
may continue at night with 111 or 105 watts, but none of that matters
since it also has a puny 92.1 FM translator. Paul Walker says 1120
also has a new 102.3 translator in Black Forest, which is near
Colorado Springs. 1120 should be putting equally bigsig into Denver
and CS, less so Pueblo further south.

Not enough 11520 signal to // WEWN. At 0013, 1120 fades in better when
I can tell it`s a Catholic Radio fundraiser, phone 888-447-2425 --- so
KCRN for sure, way out of their broad major lobe westward, here to the
SE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Feb 20 at 2218 UT on caradio, already hearing
Vietnamese from presumed KBXD Dallas QRMing closer KQAM Wichita
English talker. At 2229-2230+ Vietnamese talk now on DX-398, same slow
SAH between them as before; 2255 during Viet mentions ``CÃmara de
Diputados``, i.e. Spanish name about the Mexican House of Reps!; 2257
break for legal English ID as ``KBXD, 1480-AM, Dallas`` and back to
VV.

Tim Hendel in AL had been trying to confirm via webcast, KBXD in
Vietnamese instead of ngÆái TÃy Ban Nha (espaÃol), but was hearing
Banda Trece programming. I too found a webcast attributed to KBXD but
with Banda Trece, so not really what was on the 1480 air! Tim agrees
this was probably the case. Meanwhile, I was wondering if the Viet I
had been hearing could have been from KLVL Houston market, which has
had Vietnamese in past, mainly Spanish now? But the bigsig vs KQAM has
been typical of KBXD, whatever the programming language.

2359 recheck, Vietnamese still audible in mix on 1480. Feb official
SR/SS times are 1315/0015 UT; March: 1245/0030. At night KBXD must cut
from 50 to 1.9 kW on a similar pattern with major lobe to NW, but a
notch NNW toward us. We are still wondering if KBXD now be 100%
Vietnamese, or what? Someones in The Metroplex could easily check this
out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Thu Feb 21 at 1530, 1616 & 1700 chex, still no signal
from KVOH now off the air for a week, awaiting a replacement part
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1922 UT February 21

 

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