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Glenn Hauser logs November 25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 25 2017

Logs
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 25 at 0543, R. Biafra Broadcasting From London via WRMI this night is only a JBA carrier, down to the level of relay via France on 7240.

11530, Nov 25 at 1930, quick check just long enough to confirm it`s on amid this hour: yes, VG with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 750, Nov 25 at 0628 UT, mutually nullable with WSB to the east is something from the north with classic rock, soon ID as ``CK750 Classic Hits`` --- except the way I heard it at first was an anagram of hits. It`s the Melfort, Saskatchewan station really callsigned CKJH, supposedly 25/25 kW U4, at night mostly north with a particular notch toward Atlanta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11390, Nov 25 at 1344, RHC is S6-S7 here // 11950, so we have a new leapfrog, over 11670 halfway between. How about in reverse? Yes, also audible on 12230, 280 kHz beyond 11950, but weaker. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13670, Nov 25 at 1352, another new RHC frequency, S9+10 but suptorted; wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11760 and 11840 are also on, without participating in any perceptible products, except 11840 always flanked by weaker but clearly audible parasites 11830 & 11850. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 9395, Sat Nov 25 at 1511, WRMI with the tenth anniversary special of Shortwaveservice, good with rock music. Nothing special about rock, which is all over the domestic radio dials.

Since I`m on the noisy computer, it`s more convenient to listen to the // 5845 from Uzbekistan, via UTwente SDR. At 1534, Good signal, more rock but with constant CCI underneath; as Ivo Ivanov pointed out, until 1600 BBC Urdu via ARMENIA is already on here! Why pick such a frequency? UTwente and HFCC find 5840 and 5850 empty, e.g.

At 1539 finally announcement in English about Radio Baltic Waves, Lithuania; 1552 acknowledging some greetings from listeners and vice versa; says at 1600 will go into German, 1630 back to English. 1637 ``Radio Ga-ga``, 1641 talks about English until 1700, recounting visit to Lithuania, ex-Radio Vilnius, and the ``Bloody Sunday`` Soviet invasion of 1991y; 1650 greetings from listeners in Ho Chi Minh City, St Petersburg; 1657 from Alan Gale who is confined to a water bed due to a back injury. One more check at 1740, but it`s in German rather than back to English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, Sat Nov 25 at 1500, REE with its early start on weekends, strong enough to tell that modulation is quite distorted, and carrier also unstable. It`s been this way for months, the transmitter now directed toward S America where their greatest audience should reside, duh. 9690 to N America is of course too weak to be usable this early, duh2. Nothing audible on 17715 or 17755. That leaves 15500 best of the lot, but has a propagational echo. It`s aimed exactly the opposite from 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12350-USB, Nov 25 at 1356, 2-way talking over each other since they have trouble hearing each other. Vessel seems to be named ``Solar Flare``, presumably with WCY Lakeland FL, Marine Weather Center. 2016-2017 sked, about due for an update?
https://www.mwxc.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SSB-Nets-2016.pdf
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: ``6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, 0729-0800, 25-11, English, Glenn Hauserâs program "World of Radio". 25332 (Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters)``

As usual, not confirmed Sat Nov 25 at 1531 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB, as monitored at UTwente, nor at further chex until 1600; just CRI with Sinhala talk and S Asian music. Next:
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1906?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12065, Nov 25 at 1340, no signal from WEWN English, nor on other possibles, 15610, 11520 or 9470; but Spanish on 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Hi Glenn -- Correct city-of-license for what you heard on 780 [USB] (Fountain, Colorado), but the KJME calls are on 890. What you heard was KCEG. Both KCEG and KJME are owned by Timothy Cutforth, according to Wikipedia. On evenings when conditions are favorable to the west from here, KCEG can cause a great deal of interference to WBBM. 73, (Rick Dau, South Omaha, Nebraska, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Tnx, Rick; how did I do that?? (gh)

** U S A. 1280, Nov 25 at 1323 UT, KSOK Arkansas City KS playing ``NoÃl2``, 1328 UT ID only as ``103-3 The Mix``, so already Xmasmx is in the mix, but not mixclusively: 1333 UT disco (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13300-USB, Nov 25 at 1354, 2-way in Spanish discussing chocolate. Probably intruders into this aero band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT November 25
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Rodney's Logs from Plymouth, Minnesota.  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 25 2017

Logs


Re NZi

15720.010 Radio NZi in English noted at 0006 UT on Nov 25, heard on remote
SDR installation in SoEaAsia in Thai/Cambodian border region.

Rather limited poor S=5-6 or S=-84dBm strength from downunder.

Mainlobe Azimuth 35degr from Rangitaiki is narrowed at Tinang, Samoa,
Kiribati, Hawaii, Vancouver Isl Canada.

Thailand is 290 degrees azimuth angle out of Rangitaiki (minus 105degrees
difference mean poor sidelobe signal angle though), 9700 km distance. 73 wb


----- Original Message -----
From: "raj3636@yahoo.com [dxld]"


Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2017 3:27 PM
Subject: [dxld] Re: Rodney's Logs from Plymouth, Minnesota.


7355Khz 1303 19 NOV - RADIO NEW ZEALAND INT. (NEW ZEALAND). SINPO = 35222.
English, news headlines read by female announcer. @1305z musical interlude
fb in-depth news anchored by male announcer. QSB=moderate-to-rapid rate,
modulation mostly just above the noise floor with occasional peaks well
above it. 100kw, beamAz 35Â, bearing 227Â. Received at Plymouth, United
States, 12912KM from transmitter at Rangitaiki.


11610Khz 1147 12 NOV - RADIO NEW ZEALAND INT. (NEW ZEALAND). SINPO =
15221. English, male announcer. heavy QRN. QSB=Moderate-to-rapid rate,
modulation on noisy carrier mostly mixing with the noise floor with rare
peaks just above it. 100kw, beamAz 35Â(? RNZI website says 1100z-1300z
beamed to âSolomon Islands PNGâ which would indicate the 325Â antenna),
bearing 240Â. 12912KM from the transmitter at Rangitaiki. Local time:
0547.


11725Khz 0547 12 NOV - RADIO NEW ZEALAND INT. (NEW ZEALAND). SINPO =
45233. female announcer interviewing female on a remote. @0551z pop music
tune. QSB=moderate-to-rapid rate, modulation on noisy carrier mostly just
above the noise floor with frequent peaks well above it. 100kW, BeamAz
35Â, bearing 240Â. 12912KM from the transmitter at Rangitaiki.
73s Rodney

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Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 25 2017

Logs
** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Fri Nov 24 at 1353, WRMI is in World Music fill, apparently having lost the feed from Argentina in French, or it was short, or maybe aired only the first time at 1300. Familiar steel band tune with drumming added; 1353 ``Cayman Holiday`` cute promotional song (and RMI side business would be glad to book a cruise to there); 1357 ``La Milonga Cha3``; 1359 cut to WNYW-style ID, 1400 into RAE Spanish for ``jueves``, usual upbeat informal opening chatter by M&W, but maybe they got serious later about the missing sub (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 24 at 0528 check, Radio Biafra Broadcasting from London via WRMI this time is much weaker than before, very poor S3-S4, and 7240 via France no better than ever, a JBA carrier. At 0600 switch 11530 to Brother Scare, but I`m not up to check for R. Herwa International again at 0700.

11530, Nov 24 at 1906, the other RBBFL via WRMI is good as usual, with ID, plug for texting; 1908 ``important message`` about the elexion. This all sounds very familiar and would not be surprised if same hour files were being played again and again. (But WRMI server has new ones dated Nov 24 for both Nigerian programs.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Nov 24 at 2125, poor signal in Brazuguese, S4-S6, must be `A Voz do Brasil` mandatory federal show in summer timing, from RNA, which should stay on the air at least until 2200 for this.

Poor as it is, much stronger than the other ZYs now on 25m: at 2124, JBA carriers on 11934.9, 11854.9, 11815; nothing on 11925, 11895, 11764.7, 11735. Is SRDA still active anywhen around 11764.7? Haven`t noticed it for some time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 24 at 2128, RHC is S9+30 but very undermodulated n electronic music; 2128 IS, 2130 opening Portuguese on ``OC, FM, Internet``, so this apparently a semihour when the FMs will not be in Spanish. 15140 was already off; should have had French from 2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 25 at 0207, R. Progreso is on at S9+20, altho it was missing last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISSTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13695, Nov 24 at 1408, Indian classical music, poor, // somewhat stronger 9690, and ID at 1409 as GOS of AIR, more music. Third frequency used to be 11620, but weaker signal sounds like something else. For B-17, AIR HFCC registered on 11620 at this time Delhi in English and Goa in multilingual, but certainly would not be running both at the same time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Fri Nov 24 at 0645, RNZI host seems to be having fun with classical music. As with so much SW programming, relayed from RNZ National, you have to go searching the domestic schedule there to find this segment in NZDT:

``Friday 24 November 2017 7:07 Sonic Tonic - Classics --- Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence.`` Maybe worth catching from the start next week? But looks like a one-off, part of a larger variety magazine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 11720.113, Nov 24 at 1345, talk in SW Asian language, poor S5-S7, significantly off-frequency station I bet is the DHA site in UAE, typically up about 0.1 kHz, as Wolfgang BÃschel often remarx. Yes, HFCC shows DW via UAE at 1330-1430, 250 kW, 45 degrees in Prs & Pus, i.e. Dari and Pashto (The World program about dialects also discussed Dari vs Persian/Farsi: it seems the Dari-speakers in Afghanistan don`t like the name, imposed by the Pashtuns and say they really speak Persian) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5385.5-USB, Nov 24 at 1448 tune-in, AFA7PM is just closing this MARS net; ``M-7-A now a free net`` but nothing further heard in next two minutes. Top Google hit on callsign is:

``USAF MARS - Region VII - Missouri
https://afmars-nc-mil.us/Region7/index.php/state-info-pages/missouri
Jun 19, 2015 - Patrick Mcgillan, AFA7PM - Northeast District Emergency Coordinator (no billeted callsign).``

Second top hit:
``USAF MARS Region VII Leadership
https://afmars-nc-mil.us/Region7/index.php/mars-leadership/division
Jun 8, 2015 - Patrick McGillan, AFA7PM. Region HF Nets Manager``

Yet I can`t find any ham by that surname, on the ARRL/FCC and QRZ.com lookups (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Sat Nov 25 at 0030 on 9330, no signal detectable from WBCQ. Next:
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1906?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Fri Nov 24 at 2052, barely enough signal from this WRMI on the PL-880 without external antenna to recognize `Wavescan` and // 9455 // 11580. So Fri 2030 is another carve-out from TOM time.

This and a few other secret `Wavescan` times I have discovered inspire an update to:
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

WRMI: See also ARGENTINA [non]; BIAFRA [non]

** U S A. 5085, Nov 25 at 0205, canned WTWW ID not by Ted, and for at least the third night in a row, secular Xmasmx, Xmas Tree song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Nov 25 at 0330, ZBC, bit of Arabish music and presumed Swahili talk, probably news on surprisingly good modulation and signal from S9+10 to S8, better than 11735 in the afternoons until 2100*; while Hargeisa, also starting right now on 7120 is but a JBA carrier. ZBC nominal start is 0300; and HFCC shows something else on 6015 until 0345: CNR in Kazakh via Urumqi, 100 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0430 UT November 25
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Glenn Hauser logs November 24, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 24 2017

Logs
** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 24 at 0118, VOA relay still expanded, VP S4-S6 with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11820, Nov 24 at 0056, song at S5-S2, yet stands out vs much weakened Florida and Cuba nearby on 11825, 11840, etc. Typical CRI behavior: cut off at 0057*. Xi`an does it again on 25m, 500 kW, 200 degrees, long path? in Cantonese from 0000 per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 770, Nov 24 at 0125, Spanish immediately mentions ``nuestro comandante en jefe, Fidel Castro Ruz``, so suspected Cuban. Then a calendar of events to do with various Revolutionary anniversaries; on E-W, not N-S antenna also making Mexico unlikely. Radio Rebelde, as listed for Victoria de las Tunas (named after a music competition?)? No, not // 5025 or 1180. Finally resumes PBP of a partido estÃpido de pelota, and lucky me, Radio Artemisa ID in passing, the only other Cuban on 770. In fact, CMCW, La Salud, Artemisa is much closer, just SW of Habana, than Tunas way off to the Orient.

0200 recheck for a ToH ID? Now bleed from KKOB and/or KKOB is mixing, as I hear a Spanish mention of 97.5 FM, but think this is a different station before CMCW fade back in with bÃisbol. WRTH doesn`t show any 97.5s among the Artemisa frequencies; nor for 770 Mexicans in WRTH, IRCA or CantÃ. WRTH link to artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu does not work without the www. But I find nothing about FM frequencies other than the main one 92.1 along with 1000 AM. Why not try the Dominican Republic 770 station? WRTH shows its FM on 97.1 --- close but not close enough. No leads in the WTFDA FM Database either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 24 at 0144, no signal from Radio Progreso, just CODAR sweeps. Supposed to start at 0130. No 4764 from Perà either, presumably off earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 7480, Nov 24 at 0101, humroar obscures any program modulation. Aoki/NDXC shows *jammed RFA Uighur, 200 kW, 60 degrees via TAJIKISTAN this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 7470, Nov 24 at 0102, again JBA carrier about S3 equal to noise level, trace of talk with ECSS, still at 0157. I had been hoping this would turn into Station YHWH anti-Christ pirate on his last known active frequency, as the last time I checked the lists, nothing else was scheduled, e.g. HFCC as of Nov 22; but now NDXC/Aoki dated Nov 23 shows 7470: VOA Deewa Radio in Pashto, 100 kW, 92 degrees via Lampertheim at 0100-0400 --- so if & when YHWH resume, he should do so on another frequency, clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, Nov 24 at 0121, Spanish talk and song, best on the N-S antenna, probably XEMU Piedras Negras, Coahuila, still not abandoned for FM? Altho that`s also the opposite bearing for WIBW Topeka in English; then SAH of 64/minute between them = 1.07 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, Nov 24 at 0154, via WRMI, Brother HyStairical brags that he`s on eleven SW transmitters every day, and those who mock are in for trouble. Like WJHR? Also takes pride (?) in being ``the most hated preacher``? Not by me: I merely pity him and those he Scares (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: not confirmed UT Friday November 24 after 0030 on WBCQ, as no signal is detectable on 9330 via any of my receivers. But could be on / low powered and just not propagating. (US SW stations need to be more flexible and in step with seasonal propagation factors. 9265 WINB is S3-S5, 9470 WWRBS is S4-S7, 9395 WRMIBS is S9+25) Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1906?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Nov 24 at 0111, for the second night in a row, WTWW-2 and parasites are on with Xmasmx audible only on blasting fundamental, ``Sleigh Ride``. Will probably remain more secular than sacred, for the duration, every night? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780-CUSB, Nov 24 at 0130 UT, C&W music on USB only, but over WBBM, while tuning LSB hears nothing but WBBM. It`s KJME Fountain CO, 1900/720 watts U4, already known to be USB.

This is an important technical factor, but apparently not to be found in FCC info, nor in major references such as the NRC AM Log (nor the WRTH: it`s too low-powered to make the cut for any listing). On SW such as WBCQ, CUSB means ``compatible upper sideband``, i.e. no LSB and the carrier is reduced a certain percentage (how much?) to save power, but supposedly not enough to make it sound like SSB without a BFO. In the case of these MW stations, I assume the carrier is not reduced much, if at all, merely suppressing the other sideband completely. Is this the so-called ``Power-side`` system? And what is the advantage other than reduced power consumption? Surely it`s not to ``protect`` adjacent frequencies in the age of IBOC.

C&W music, then 0131 UT Army National Guard PSA sponsored by the Colorado Broadcasters Association; recheck at 0147, same PSA again way over WBBM, and ad for J. W. Hardwood Lumber CO., 719-396-2346, 20 miles east of Colorado Springs on Hwy 24. This session of MW logs is on the NRD-545, not the DX-398 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1100, Nov 24 at 0133 UT, WTAM Cleveland OH with a creative commercial I axually appreciate for a product I detest: a place called Cigars Cigars, presenting it as if it were a church, along with hymnody, ``the perfect place to rest your ash``; on to iHeart promo for WTAM, KOA, et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Nov 24 at 0134 UT, obviously KFAB Omaha NE but dead air! Then a computer voice says ``45 seconds``; more dead air; then ``15 seconds`` and about 4 double pips, before music at 0135:30 UT resuming ``The Best of the Glenn Beck program``. So this major station during prime time lets cues on the air during an unfulfilled local commercial break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0448 UT November 24
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Glenn Hauser logs November 23, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 24 2017

Logs
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 23 at 0534, Radio Biafra Broadcasting from London, via WRMI is back on as usual, despite the previous transmission Nov 22 at 19-20 having been off the air. Fair with music at the moment, and stronger than VP other WRMIBS 11580. // 7240 via FRANCE is a JBA carrier. 11530 after 0600 again fills an hour with BS, and from 0700 switches to Radio Herwa International --- continued at NIGERIA [non].

11530, Nov 23 at 1930 check, R. Biafra is back on today via WRMI after missing yesterday during this hour, with music, 1930 ID and text number. 1932 introduces a ``very important announcement``, over to the OM with very heavy accent in English, about mourning for a ``great son of Biafra`` who has died, was VP of Nigeria 1979-1982. 1956 sign-off announcement, clueless YL blows the ``numbers`` again, claiming ``724`` and 11530 are in use for both morning and evening broadcasts, while at 19-20 the second channel is really 9580, JBA carrier here, which she never mentions. Wolfgang BÃschel has concluded it`s Issoudun at 170 degrees, just like 7240 at 05, but there is no confirmation of this in HFCC or from WRMI. 11530 cuts off the air about 2000* when the WRMI ID is almost finished (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 23 at 1600, RHC signing off all but 11760 for the next trihour, and except for the now four FM 24h frequencies. The new one I can now copy as: 89.1 in provincia de Cienfuegos. The WTFDA FM Database has only one 89.1 in Cuba, Radio TaÃno in HolguÃn. Jim Thomas, editor of the DB, is trying to find out exactly where in Cienfuegos it be, if not the city of the same name; may try asking Arnie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Nov 23 at 0700, WRMI which started at 0500 with Biafra [non, q.v.], 0600 with BS, now Radio Herwa International, still has VG signal in Hausa, and around 0720 sounds like another language which would be Kanuri. Lots of brief announcements and music alternating, much like Biafra. See my previous report for identity, background of this new service. // 13710 via France is inaudible here. Bill Bingham says both African services on 11530 provide insufficient signals into RSA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. See USA: WRMI

** TURKEY. 12035, Nov 23 at 1418, Turkish music, poor at tail of VOT English service, back on air successfully today, after missing 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: confirmed Thursday November 23 at 2230.5 on WRMI, 5850, VG. This frequency did not cut on air until 2229.5 with S9+20 carrier; 2230.0 the `Okeechobee River`` song ID before WOR. Certain same versions of the WRMI IDs always play at the same time from week to week. Next:

[note: 9330 broadcasts have been barely- to inaudible due to low power and/or propagation; and/or absence?]

Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1906?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Thu Nov 23 at 2052, this WRMI has broken away from The Overkiller to become // 9455 and // 11580 during VORW, which starts at 2000. Have not been checking 7780 every day between 20 and 21, but so far the only other variation known is WORLD OF RADIO Tuesdays at 2030, otherwise BS still heard. At 2100 today, 7780 resumes BS // 11825 et al.

Overkiller: AFAIK I am the only one who has pinned this nickname on R.G. For non-native speakers I should explain once, that this has nothing to do with killing or murder --- he`s probably not that evil. The term ``overkill`` merely implies excessiveness, i.e. I mean employing far more transmitters and frequencies than necessary. Come to think of it, his prophecies are also overkill. Another English lesson: prophecy (PRA-fuh-see) = noun; prophesy (PRA-fuh-sigh) = verb (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) WRMI: See also BIAFRA [non], NIGERIA [non]

** U S A. 9395, Thu Nov 23 at 2142, the WRMI Oldies channel is playing a romantic song in German, and then another! Hardly fits the format. On a jaunt into the country, I keep listening continuously on the caradio. 2150, more like it, ``Whiter Shade of Pale``; 2154 a quick jingle/announcement I can`t copy vs the music talker, but it doesn`t seem to be anything about Oldies.

Unusually, there is NO break at 2200 for a WRMI or program ID, just keeps playing amid a song, and like so much rock, I can`t make out the lyrix or even be certain this one is in English, but all of them are in romantic vein; and now after 2200, 9455 has rejoined // 9395 after its hour substituting for program variety of suspended 15770. Another uncopiable announcement at 2212; 2216 ``Nights in White Satin`` by Moody Blues. During this entire span there was no break for VOA News either, nor promo/announcements by Bob Biermann. So I am wondering if WRMI has diversified this channel beyond mere Oldies in English, from some other source? Or maybe a holiday diversion? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. LANGUAGE LESSONS: I often listen to `The World` weekdays at 20-21 UT via 91.7 KOSU Stillwater. Especially recommended is most of the program for TG Day Nov 23, from their podcast, `The World in Words``, exploring where the boundary lie between dialects and languages, examples being Danish/Norwegian/Swedish, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (never mind Montenegrin). Fuzzy like red to orange. Hear it here:
https://pri.org/programs/pris-world/rohingya-return-deal-signed-hmong-american-chef-and-languages-vs-dialects
`The World` is a prime public radio program which ought to be on SW, as I have suggested to Jeff White (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, UT Thu Nov 23 at 1420, Republic of Yemen Radio, presumably via SAUDI ARABIA, long path, is good S9+10 to S9 with Qur`an, for quite a while, 1440 into spoken preaching. No doubt due to the Fribbath which is underway from sunset in Sana`a at 1430. By 1500 it`s much weaker, site change or just fade? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Nov 23 at 2059, ZBC with nice ME music, soon to announcement, interrupted by cutoff at 2059:50* or so. It had attained S9-S7, seldom this good earlier, especially for the Spice FM English news somedays at 1800 or even the music when checked around 2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [non]. 5030, re my ``intriguing JBA carrier`` here, never mind: Nov 23 at 1410 it`s more than JBA, with some modulation I can match to my closest local, 1390 KCRC, and mixing with something else. But I can`t figure out the math to land on 5030 by combining with my other local 960 KGWA, nor any likely very strong SW signal. It may be external rather than receiver-produced, since it does not go away when I turn off the R75 preamps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0018 UT November 24
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