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DX Listening Digest 17-20; World of Radio 1878  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 20 2017

DX Listening Digest 17-20 has now been posted at
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-20 is also here until next issue:


For restrixions and searchable 2017 contents archive see
[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 1878 CONTENTS: *DX and station news about:
Argentina non, Australia, Bougainville, Burundi non, China, Cuba,
Fiji, Kashmir non, Korea North, Korea South, Kosovo, Morocco, North
America, PerÃ, Russia, Slovakia non, Taiwan, USA

Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 [confirmed]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 [NEW]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 [to be canceled]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 9455 [to be canceled]
Tue 1300 WRMI 11580 [NEW; to be canceled]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 9455
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 9455
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB

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:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:

Tnx to Keith Weston:
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:

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:

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser


Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 19 2017

** BRAZIL. 11934.851, May 19 at 0550, JBA carrier, so RÃdio RB2 is back; had been missing for a week or two in random bandscans. Still no 11925.2v Bandeirantes, gone for good? Elsewhere on 25m:

11856.055, May 19 at 0553, JBA carrier from presumed R. Aparecida.

11764.586, May 19 at 0556, SRDA is S7-S3, much stronger than the other two and the only one with audible Brazuguese modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7500, May 19 at 1305, poor signal from algo. Presumably CNR1 jamming vs VOA Chinese via Thailand, this hour only per Aoki, as also logged at 1315 May 5 by Dan Sheedy, CA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9700, May 19 at 1257, very poor signal in Chinese, as I try to compare with CNR1 jammer on 11785, 9680. 1300 timesignal almost in synch, so apparently CNR1, but why are they here? Nothing listed needing jamming.

Mauno Ritola listened further and despite Beijing timesignal, fouond programming not matching CNR1 on e.g. 9710. Wolfgang BÃschel also heard a non-match at 1600, and thought 9700 was // 9820, CNR2 at 1555-1606.

Today`s Aoki has the answer for 9700, CNR 16, which WRTH calls Voice of China Country, shown as on 720 kHz Beijing only.

9700 CNR 16 1100-1605 1234567 Chinese 100 163 Beijing 491 3955N 11625E CNR5 a17 May 17
9700 CNR 16 2055-2400 1234567 Chinese 100 163 Beijing 491 3955N 11625E CNR5 a17=17780

Not clear why this also refers to CNR5, which is Zhonghua News Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, May 19 at 0543, RHC English is just barely modulated on S9+10 signal; 6100 is VG at S9+20/30; 6060 is S9 to S9+10, but sounds much weaker during storm noise, somewhat undermodulated; 6000 is S9+20 with sufficient mod (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, May 19 at 0548, very poor signal, S6 between lightning crashes with some music, presumed only known broadcaster on frequency at a prime hour to hear it, RNGE Bata. And I`m even on the `inside longwire` due to storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 90.1, May 19 at 1803 UT as I am checking out KUCO which has been off the air, both it and KHCC are suddenly overridden by Spanish! Ad in pesos, plug for ``Telemundo regresa a Megacable``. Too long for MS, but soon fadeaway by sporadic E. 6m map shows there is an opening across central North America including into Mexico, estimated MUF 91 MHz. Anyhow my first FM Es of the season, brief tho it may be. I hasten to bandscan FM but nothing further heard by Es.

There are far too many 90.1s in Mexico, many of them at good Es range, and Megacable operates all over per this story about it and Telemundo dated May 15, accents into apostrophes sic:

``Acerca de Megacable: Megacable Comunicaciones es una empresa de servicios de cobertura nacional a la vanguardia en el aÂmbito de las telecomunicaciones.

Megacable proporciona servicios de TelevisioÂn por Cable para maÂs de tres millones de suscriptores, maÂs de dos millones de suscriptores de Internet y maÂs de un milloÂn de suscriptores de TelefoniÂa Digital en maÂs de 350 municipios del paiÂs. AdemaÂs ofrece servicios corporativos, Publicidad y tambieÂn produce contenidos como el canal Video Rola, y la red Megacanal, que ofrece programacioÂn local en 29 de los principales mercados a nivel nacional.

En Megacable tenemos como misioÂn contribuir a una mejor calidad de vida proporcionando.`` [sic, that`s how it terminates] (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 5995+, May 19 circa 1256, JBA carrier presumably again S Korean clandestine and/or N Korean jamming; at 1310 poor station in English so RNZI still here. I had warned Adrian Sainsbury that ``Korean Radio War Usurps 5995`` with a copy of my previous report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** OKLAHOMA. All four major OKC TV stations went to wall-to-wall storm coverage the afternoon of May 18, pre-empting regular programming and for the most part, commercials. At least three of them also get on various radio stations for those away from their TVs.

KFOR-27 (channel ``4``) promoted radio stations of the iHeart group also relaying KFOR audio: the ones on 102.7, 94.7, 1000, 1340, 101.9, 98.5, 96.1. With logos, and 98.5 is ``El PatrÃn``, what?? WTFDA FM DB shows it`s really a 130-watt, 204-meter translator, K253BV, // HD2 of KBRU 94.7 (98.5 totally blocked in Enid by local translator). So do they voice over KFOR into Spanish?

Searched the DB on Patron and found it a rather rare slogan, known on only 5 other US stations, two of which are also Okies: 99.5 in Guymon, 100 kW; and 101.5 in Collinsville, 6.2 kW. Are these related to the OKC one? The others are in CA, IA and GA. Only 3 Mexicans employ that name, and one Guatemalan.

Getting back to TV, what happens at 2230 UT when it`s time for network news to be demoted off the main channels? KSBI-23 (``52``), the substation of KWTV-39 (``9``), suddenly switches from its regular syndie program Access Hollywood interviewing of all people, Rachel Maddow, to CBS News. KFOR puts NBC news on its substation KAUT-40 (``43``), pre-empting some other disposable rerun. But KOCO-7 (``5``) has only one alternative, its 5.2 normally with MeTV, but --- no ABC news, instead duplicating weather of 5.1! That`s OK; we`ve always found David Muir`s tabloid show a distant third; replete with teasers which turn out to be 10 seconds of nothing when they finally appear. KOCO already puts some of its own alternative programming on 5.2, such as early news at 9 pm to get a jump on 10 pm like ``Fox 25``, and KFOR via ``Freedom 43`` have already been doing. Similar behaviour is likely May 19 and next week during the tornado season (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, May 19 circa 0530 UT, KUCO is off the air, no WCME classical music overnight. Probably resulting from heavy storm which blew threw earlier in evening with lightning and hail. Still no signal at 1250 UT. At 1440 UT I bring up the webcast, as DJ Kimberly Powell is making an announcement including weather forecasts, but she says nothing about 90.1 being off the air (of course, the two satellites 95.9 KCSC in Woodward and 91.9 KBCW in McAlester are presumably still funxional).

At 1457 UT via the PL-880, I`m straining to hear KUCO on 90.1 in case it`s on the air but QRP. During the next biminute I`m getting lightning scatter of bits of classical music, presumably competitor KHCC in Hutchinson KS, but no words of `Stardate` which always airs M-F at 1458 UT on KUCO.

KUCO website http://www.kucofm.com does not say 90.1 is off, but it`s never good for real-time outages. Here is the GM`s message which has been up for some months:

``Dear Friends, KUCO is proud to enter its 51st year of broadcasting. Our small staff continues to work hard to bring you good programming all year long.

This spring we especially welcome our new listeners in Woodward and northwestern Oklahoma. We completed the Woodward Upgrade Project (funded by the Rapp Foundation) in early December just in time for the holiday programming. Our next project is to replace our main antenna in Oklahoma City which is now 35 years old. A backup antenna was placed in service over a year ago to keep us reliable. Down the road we need to replace our transmitters which are 30 and 20 years old, respectively.

We are also still anxious about future funding from our licensee, UCO, which continues to suffer declining support from the state. Many of you know Higher Ed was cut 16% during the last legislative session. We are told the 2017-2018 year may see some drastic reductions here on campus.

KUCO is responsible for two thirds of its operating budget and our listeners provide nearly half of that amount, mostly raised during our twice-yearly fund drives. It's that time again and we hope you will continue your membership in the Better Music Club.
Sincerely, Bradford Ferguson, General Manager``

90.1, at 1801 UT May 19, another check whether KUCO is back on --- yes, it is, but much weaker than usual, with Beethoven`s Seventh, mixing with other classical from KHCC (and also interrupted by Es: see MEXICO). Beet7 matches website current playlist, except it was supposed to be over at 1802 UT, but does not really end until 1821 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, May 19 at 1808 UT, horribly distorted signal with Spanish gospel rock, from KAMG-LP Enid, back to its old situation after reactivation. What a useless station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.1, May 18 circa 1900 UT, KKRD Enid is finally back on air after missing a few weeks, Air 1 gospel rock // 90.9 OKC.

105.5, May 18 circa 1900 UT, K288FX, ``North Enid`` translator for 88.9 KYLV K-Love OKC, is also back on the air after similar absence since previous storms. Both may have been on for a day or two before I noticed (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1878 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday May 18 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair vs local storm noise (probably the last time at this hour due to pending RAE Argentina relay in German to start next week). Also confirmed Thu May 18 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.219v-CUSB, fair-poor (by next check at 0123 May 19, with Brother Hystairical, had drifted to 9330.121). Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [to be canceled]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW [to be canceled]
Tue 1300 WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW; to be canceled]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 17775, May 19 at 1409, KVOH is propagating at S9+10, but it`s dead air, and not wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7712 & 6833, the open carriers I heard last night now are both running high-speed RTTY, May 19 at 0231, 0234 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1902 UT May 19


Glenn Hauser logs May 16-17-18, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 18 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, May 18 at 0554, Caribbean Beacon is off! Has this terrible transmitter finally joined Dead Gene in the grave? NO, 11775 is still on the air at 1223 check, S9+10 radiating constant unusable suptorted modulation. I`ve heard from listeners who have tried to get thru to PMS that she has a problem, without success (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. Expanded relays: see USA: WRMI

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6135, May 18 at 1224, noise and rapid tone jamming, trace of program under, from Voice of Freedom. Ivo Ivanov and Ron Howard report that VOF has registered two alternate frequencies, 6020 and 5920, where it has been testing sporadically, but neither heard at this moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5995.029, May 18 at 1219, what`s this before RNZI comes up at 1259? Slightly off frequency, poor signal in non-English talk. The answer is already in from Ron Howard:

``new frequencies 5995 (ex 6003) // 6350 (ex 6348), Echo of Hope - VOH, 1000 UTC, May 18. In Korean; fairly clear; usual "V O H" ID; news (item about "Tokyo," etc.). Thanks go to Hiroyuki Komatsubara and Aoki for the alert. My audio at
(Ron Howard, oceanside at Pacific Grove, CA, EtÃn E1, antenna: 100'
long wire, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

Latest Aoki of May 18 already has it on 5995 effective today. They`d better be done in time for NZ --- hardly: previous Aoki showed the 6003 hours as 0555-2400, plus NK jamming during all of it, even starting at 0255. The jamming, mainly, had been a fixture on 6003 for many years. RNZI won`t hesitate to change frequency without notice if necessary, and it probably will be, altho later after 1300 today it is dominant here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6159.960, May 18 at 0548, CKZN almost readable at S8 vs storm crashes, story about Hollywood, which a few minutes later in outro turns out to be within `The World` from WGBH and PRI, which we hear in the afternoons on KOSU. Tnx to CBC for putting this on SW unlike any American station! Now how about raising power to 100 kW?

CKZN is always off-frequency to the lo side, obvious in 1 kHz step tuning with BFO on the R75. I keep seeing reports from others as ``6160.00`` which is NOT correct. Such accuracy should not be claimed unless really measured. No one would object if reported merely as ``6160`` without the decimals. My own measurements may be plus/minus 2 Hz, so ``6159.96`` would bypass even that uncertainty (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, May 18 at 1220, RNZI is obliterated by a blob from a local device, as it is self-weakened on NNW antenna during this bihour; checked here after hearing something else on 5995: this entry serving as a cross-reference to KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 16 at 2330, no signal detectable from R. Chaski. Alfredo CaÃote, Lima, says this is the new sign-off time ex-0100v*. A sesquihour earlier in our summer means it will be even more difficult here, to determine whether the same ~6.7 second recession per diem in autocutoff times now applies circa 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 9900, Thu May 18 at 1233, English ID as ``TWR Philippines``, twrphilippines.com, S6 signal and hymn. Of course, it`s really KTWR GUAM transmitter. Aoki shows strange schedule as M-F 1219-1240 in English at 285 degrees. (On Sundays only at 1216-1245, Japanese Friendship Radio hour at 345 degrees). Cited website asserts `` With almost 14 years in existence, TWR Philippines has become competent in programming. We boast in this in Christ. . .`` But Program page is only in Tagalog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1877 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday May 16 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 to WNW, much stronger than // 15770 to NE. Also confirmed Tue May 16 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.30v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wednesday May 17 at 1315.5 on WRMI, 9955, S9. Also confirmed Wed May 17 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v-AM, poor in summer noise level but loud & clear on webcast. Also confirmed Wed May 17 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.02v-CUSB, good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1878 ready for first airings May 18:
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE [probably final time this week]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSE
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [to be canceled]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW [to be canceled]
Tue 1300 WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW; to be canceled]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7730 // 5850, May 17 at 0602-0632, I listen to the `World Music` on WRMI as I am dozing off, and do hear some of the familiar tunes such as the song in German, and some African music, contrary to my lament that the WM content had changed completely. Also, the WRMI skedgrid now labels 0700-0800 UT Tue/Wed/Thu on both frequencies as `World Music` -- but that will soon change along with much other WRMI programming. Also on 11580 after 1400 UT May 17 I hear some more familiar WM tunes, mixed in with unfamiliar ones including gospel songs. So this hour not shown in the skeds, continues with WM.

No word from WRMI itself yet, but AdriÃn Korol, Director of RAE Argentina to the World, has notified us that much expanded ``experimental`` relays of all languages via WRMI will start phasing in the week of May 22. Great news for RAE, WRMI and the SWL community; but this amounts to 60 transmitter-hours per week, necessarily knocking off much current WRMI programming, including some WORLD OF RADIO airings. The RAE ATTW sked will be:

11-12 9955 Portuguese
13-14 11580 French
21-22 11580 German
22-23 11580 Italian
22-23 5950 Spanish

00-01 7730 Spanish
01-02 9395 English
06-07 7730 Japanese
07-08 5850 & 7730 English
08-09 5850 Chinese
09-10 5850 Japanese

[some of these may also be on 9455, if the previous // timings stick]

He says however, the French service is currently only half an hour, and plans are to start a new Quechua service to fill the other half. However, 1330 UT on 11580 to Europe would not be appropriate for that; rather, Quechua should be sometime on 9955 toward South America. He also says that the additional broadcasts in English and Spanish will have updated news bulletins.

All this will greatly impact numerous DX and other programs, even relays of other stations, such as Slovakia in English which has been at 2100 on 11580 (and still confirmed on May 17).

WORLD OF RADIO loses its airings on 7730, Tue at 0030; on 9955, Tue at 1100; on 11580, Tue at 1300 (which just started); on 11580, Thu at 2130, in addition to already lost Fri at 2230. Even these may be in jeopardy, in case higher-priority programming bumped by RAE has to find new times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775v, May 17 at 1900, KVOH is running late, which is not unusual, with hymns in Spanish, Onward Christian Soldiers (hey, LeSEA owns that! hi), and Wonderful Words of Life, which is rudely chopped off the air at 1906*. Before that I note that the carrier again has a pronounced wobble when monitored with BFO.

The annual NASB meeting is just getting underway, sponsored by KVOH, including visits to the studio and transmitter site:
DXLD/WOR contributors Ben Dawson and John Figliozzi are there, so we hope for reports about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, May 18 at 1200 UT, my DX-398 AM sexion is still tuned to 1480 from yesterday morning, so I turn on KBXD again; in Spanish with slogan ``EstÃs en sintonÃa de [algo] Esperanza``, then English almost-legal canned ID thrice, ``KBXD 1480 Dallas``. Then ad mentioning ``Radio Setecientos A-M`` for KHSE 700 which is now being duplicated on 1480. Then Esperanza slogan or program name again, later preaching. (Both Wikipedia and Radio-Locator have way outdated info on KHSE as ``FunAsia``). KHSE is attributed to Hammond Broadcasting, but not KBXD, yet John Hammond was the one calling for ``renters`` of 1480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1500, May 18 at 1208 UT, KJIM Sherman TX is dominant over KSTP and/or OK`s KPGM, with `Osgood File` after CBS News. Charles` aging voice is evident, but he`s still ``seeing us`` on the radio, no longer on TV`s Sunday Morning, outro referring to his social media activity. 1211 local announcer ID as K-Jim, and also K267CB on 103.1, I wrote and thought he said, but really on 101.3; Then plays NWS robot with some hum, forecasts for several days ahead, mostly showers and T-storms (like Enid, high risk of tornados May 18). ``America`s best music, the memory-maker, AM 1500, K-jim``. Still a small local station with a distinctive format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6833.0, May 18 at 0545, open carrier at S9-S6, pirate or ute? BTW, I have yet to hear anything on 6855, since WRMI was forced to evacuate it for 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7712.0+, May 18 at 0542, very poor carrier, slightly on the hi side, maybe JBM, but not enough to tell whether it`s Station YHWH as suspected. Earlier this night he was reported on 7585 again, but off now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9700, May 18 at 1237, something here in Chinese, weak. Nothing listed in latest Aoki of May 18, nor any excuse for ChiCom jamming. Nor EiBi nor HFCC of May 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1642 UT May 18


Glenn Hauser logs May 15-16, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 16 2017

** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, May 15 at 1629 UT, ``Radio 74, The Answer`` non-ID still from KIEL Loyal OK. This 3.8 kW station at 47 meters is not very far, but not always audible here without a little help from the troposphere. Gospel huxter. OK has six other lower-powered stations on 89.3.

92.1, May 15 at 1631 UT, Spanish and praise music, presumed KAMG-LP Enid back on after several weeks` absence (and before that, dead air). Much weaker than other LPs in Enid, 94.3 and 99.9, and still there circa 1900 UT check May 16; driving around Enid, not solid signal at all, and modulation somewhat over- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1877 monitoring: confirmed Monday May 15 at 2355 the 2330 airing on WBCQ 9330.20v-CUSB, good S9. Also confirmed UT Tue May 16 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good S9+45. Next:

Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7730, May 16 at 0604, WRMI with gospel music, presumably // 5850. This hour most days is blank on the WRMI skedgrid, and formerly filled with `World Music`. I am afraid the WM music loop has been retired, as we no longer hear any of the familiar tunes (except sometimes as filler for a minute or three between programs on various frequencies). Altho ``Up2 & Away`` was done to death, we miss most of the others. Same applies to the 14-15 UT hour on 11580, following Ukraine weekdays until 1400 and before BS starts at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 16 at 0042, WTWW-3 yet again in dead air at S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, May 16 at 1232 UT, yes, KBXD Dallas has a new ``renter`` --- Spanish monolog preaching, Jesucristo-this & that, and plugging newly on 14-80; mostly below KQAM which I can`t null completely, making a 72/minute SAH = 1.2 Hz. It`s a pain to have to listen to the latter, with a Wichita local host Trumpster, still partisan to the corrupt, treasonous, incompetent, mis-elected Trumpence regime. The preacher mentions another AM frequency before 14-80, which I have trouble copying; at 1239 UT brief CCI from a third station with praise music. KBXD fading down as hourtop approaches, but 1258 UT canned English ID as heard befoe, ``KBXD, 1480, Dallas``, a bit of music, and then Spanish ID mentioning Wylie-Dallas-Fort Worth, studio address, fade; 1301 UT a 972 AC phone number, YL now; 1302 UT Spanish song and repeated requests by a different OM for reception reports, how far are they reaching now that they have 50,000 watts on 1480, Waco? I finally copy the first frequency definitely as 700, and apparently going to do this until next program at 8:15 am CT. So 1480 is duplicating 700 KHSE, CoL Wylie, which counts upon only 1500/920 watts U4. Too late this morning to get it, altho under best conditions is barely audible on groundwave and at night skywave with plenty WLW QRM.

Related from radio-insight.com: ``Station Sales Week Of 5/13: By Lance Venta on May 13, 2016 No Comments --- Mark Jorgensonâs ACM JCE IV B LLC sells 1480 KBXD Dallas to Chris Muse for $ 1.5 million plus a $ 13,000 payment to break the stationâs tower lease``

So it`s not only been rented but sold. What`s this about the tower lease? Are they moving somewhere else again? BTW, right next to it from Venta is an item about Amarillo 99.7 Fun FM called ``KBXD`` as well, but WTFDA shows its correct call is KBZD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, May 16 at 1230 UT, promo for a show on ``Estrella TV, Canal 29``, which we long ago pegged to The Metroplex market; and string of ESPN Deportes promos, from KZMP University Park, now on 32 kW day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1690, May 16 at 1223 UT, local news on a change of personnel at KMGH (channel ``7`` named originally for McGraw-Hill publishing), non-ID as `Denver`s Money Talk` from KDMT Arvada/Lakewood (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2003 UT May 16


Glenn Hauser logs May 14-15, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 15 2017

** BRAZIL. 6059.85, May 15 at 0327, very poor carrier, presumed usual off-frequency SRDA Curitiba; in the absence of 6060 RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11856.04, May 15 at 0014, JBA carrier, maybe R. Aparecida, which I have not otherwise heard for a few weeks, always off-frequency to hi side of 11855, and even 11856+. Only other JBA ZY carrier on 25m at this time is 11764.6 SRDA; the ranx are thinning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, May 15 at 0354, Spanish is // 9535, not 5025, so really RHC instead of Rebelde on 13740 as happened last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BRAZIL 6059.85

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, UT Monday May 15 at 0340, wall of noise jamming dominates, so I strain to hear what`s under it, and conclude there really are two stations, as to be expected from overlapping MBR registrations, self-QRMing: Radio RepÃblica via FRANCE which on weekends runs an hour later until 0400; AND NHK in Japanese, SE from Germany which always starts at 0300. I compare it to // 6105 via France on another receiver, and the talk sounds the same but not in synch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6065, May 15 at 0325 talk in unID language, 0330 song, poor. Must be AWR in Malagasy this hour, 100 kW at 20 degrees per HFCC. They better watch out: if KIMF ever gets on the air from Nevada, it`s registered for 6065 at 01-06, 50 kW at 138 degrees in Spanish. And will VOH Zambia ever come back on 6065 in mornings? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9560, May 15 at 0337, NHK in Swahili with big hum and wavering whistle, carrier wobbling but S9+30. This Talata unit is really ailing, also accompanied by S9 parasitic spur carriers without modulation very close to 9555 & 9565, the latter vs Cuban jamming still running long after Martà is finished. NHK normally loud and clear here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.9, May 15 at 0027, very poor, seems like there are two carriers, one with talk. Captain Morgan Shortwave, per these:

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, May 15 at 0026, C&W vocal song at S5 in noise. Several other logs, all unID, enumerate tunes on a Mothers` Day theme:
At 0026 it was ``Mother Rose`` by Patty Smith (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7700.0, May 15 at 0317, new frequency for Station YHWH with the usual, S8 and somewhat suptorted, still at 0329 but gone at 0346. He`s no Marconi. Last night he was jumping all over the 7.6 MHz band to avoid jamming, but none heard of that tonight. Another new frequency then was 7630 per Rick Barton and Walt Salmaniw, so I check there, and find a JBA carrier but it`s wobbling and probably a receiver birdie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11825, May 15 at 0350 ME? music. Then English talk about radio, a letter to Bucharest, poor signal I first thought might be MWV on early, but it`s only RRI as scheduled with Listeners` Letterbox, // 9730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9515, May 15 at 0339, VOT tune-in to Chinese portion of multi-lingual IDs, finally finishing with Turkish at 0340; during English broadcast, and on to music, S9+20.

11980, May 15 at 0352, classic TRT IS alternating with Turkish IDs leading up to Turkish service at 0400, S5 with flutter but strong modulation. Not the same IS they use before foreign languages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 12045, May 14 at 1346, Korean talk and music, from VOA via TINIAN, about 4 seconds ahead of stronger // 12080 via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, which from further west, is more directly aimed USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1877 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 14 at 1030 on HLR 9485-CUSB, weak in Bulgaria, says Ivo. Also confirmed here Sun May 14 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.12v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday May 15 from 0302:37 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.809v-AM, fair with storm crashes. Also confirmed Mon May 15 from 0330 on WRMI 9955, this time very good S9+30. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 1300 WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 12105, May 15 at 0016, WTWW-3 is S5-S6 of dead air again; why bother at all to turn on the transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0504 UT May 15


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