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JRX Logs: Julho 31, 2018.  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 02 2018

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JRX Logs: Julho 31, 2018.

Receptores: Degen DE1103 & Tecsun S-2000.

BRASIL
1 Alagoas
** 1020. Jul 31, 2018. 0403-0413, Radio Maceià AM, MaceiÃ-AL. ProgramaÃÃo musical com romÃnticas brasileiras dÃcada 70, 80: Adilson Ramos, Altemar Dutra, etc. Emissora chegando com recepÃÃo por aquÃ, 35443.
** 1320. Jul 31, 2018. 2116-2130, Radio Imaculada ConceiÃÃo, MaceiÃ-AL. Afiliada da RCR; O padre celebra a Missa, ao vivo, em homenagem a Santo InÃcio de Loiola, com um breve histÃrico sobre ele; CÃnticos catÃlicos por coral de vozes ao ÃrgÃo. RecepÃÃo satisfatÃria e esvaecimentos, 35433 para 35332.
2 Bahia
** 1350. Jul 31, 2018. 2144-2155, Radio Cristal, Salvador-BA. Pastor reza o Pai Nosso à sua maneira e depois inicia uma pregaÃÃo cristÃ; 2155 Palavras do finado Alziro Zarur na recitaÃÃo do "SermÃo da Montanha" com a mÃsica "Ave Maria" ao fundo. RecepÃÃo satisfatÃria desta afliada da Super Rede Boa Vontade de Radio, 35433.
3 ColisÃo
Cearà e ParaÃba: Radio Liberdade x Radio Cidade EsperanÃa.
** 1310. Jul 31, 2018. 2100-2115, Radio Liberdade, Boa Viagem-CE. Call sign e ID da emissora; programa sertanejo com cantores de viola. Emissora com fraca recepÃÃo e interferÃncia da Radio Cidade EsperanÃa, Campina Grande-PB, com anÃncios comerciais. Ãs 2108, ID-R. Liberdade, Boa Viagem-CE (minha primeira sintonia desta emissora).
4 Minas Gerais
**1060. Jul 31, 2018. 0330-0340, Radio Grande BH, Belo Horizonte-MG. MÃsica gospel; AnÃncios de programaÃÃo da emissora em locuÃÃo masculina. RecepÃÃo satisfatÃria desta estaÃÃo afiliada IPDA, 35333.
5 ParaÃba
** 1050. Jul 31, 2018. 0340-0350, Radio CaturitÃ, Campina Grande-PB. Programa "Igreja no Radio": Apresentadores Padre Josà Alves e Alex: Pe. Zà Alves atende ouvintes de todo o Brasil, via telefone, e oferece conforto espiritual Ãqueles que solicitam. ProgramaÃÃo catÃlica com Pe. Josà Alves desde SÃo Paulo-SP. RecepÃÃo satisfatÃria entre nÃs, 35333.
6 Pernambuco
** 1080. Jul 31, 2018. 0319-0330, Radio Jornal, CaruarÃ-PE. Programa "Madrugada Comando Geral": MÃsicas, notÃcias, previsÃo do tempo e das marÃs. Emissora afiliada à Rede Jornal de ComunicaÃÃo e geraÃÃo do programa pela Radio Jornal do Commercio, em Recife; Jingle-ID. Chegando com recepÃÃo satisfatÃria por aquÃ, 35433.

Josà Ronaldo Xavier (JRX)
Cabedelo-Paraiba, Brasil (UTC-3)


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Glenn Hauser logs August 1-2, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 02 2018

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** AUSTRIA. 7360, August 2 at 0140, S5-S8 in unID language. HFCC shows BBC via Moosbrunn in Prs, presumably meaning Dari (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, August 1 at 0556, this RHC English is JBM; 6000 a bit better; 6060 = 6165 best modulation levels. Something`s always wrong at RHC. How these four relate to each other in strength and modulation level is constantly changing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, August 1 at 1316, RHC AWOL; 1317 carrier cuts on and off and on; 1341 recheck now it`s modulating but failing to emit spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, August 1 at 1909, RHC English is poor, much weaker than normal, only S7; QRP? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 7220, August 1 at 0547, Dandal Kura via ISSoudun modulation seems OK, unlike previously when it was nothing but humbuzz. However, signal is weak in the noise tonight, so am not sure it be pristine.

9790, August 1 at 0547, RFI via ISSoudun is JBA carrier, so cannot evaluate it; a different night than 7220, with much better propagation, this transmitter was also humbuzzing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 8424-CW, August 2 at 0102, dash and DE SVO, over and over, i.e. Olympia Radio, Athens, one of the few CW stations left on SW. 2002 Klingenfuss Guide had it on 8423. Primarily a broadcast DXer, I don`t always bandscan utilities, but now with WLO QRT, nary a dit of CW markers are to be heard on the fixed or marine bands, so this one is welcome. Among lots of open space, one still hears mostly modes unreadable to the ear, fax, RTTY and more complex digitals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: AAM 13508

** INDIA. 6140, August 2 at 0045, JBA music and talk, no match for S8 storm noise peaks. Strixe me as a frequency usually unoccupied. Aoki/NDXC shows nothing on 6140 between 2357 and 0830. But EiBi has:

``6140 0025-0430 IND All India Radio GOS UR PAK a`` = Aligarh site
HFCC:
``6140 0000 0430 41N ALG 250 282 0 146 1234567 250318 281018 D 6075 Urd IND AIR AIR 16043``
And VU2JOS, entry in red with a*terisk as a change from B-17:
``6140 * 250 Aligarh Uttar Pradesh N 0025-0430 Urdu (Pakistan) (Ex 6145/9620)`` N is for the zone in India of transmitter location = north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7425, August 2 at 0142, almost OC, but JBM with algo. I`m hoping this will turn out to be a Greenville-B mixing product like IBB used to provide, of the pre-Vatican open carrier on 7305 leapfrogging over an adjacent Radio Martà transmitter on 7365 another 60 kHz higher --- but no, no Vatican IS or Spanish is audible by 0148. Instead, HFCC reminds us it is VIRI in Arabic, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan, all the way from 1730 to 0230. Now if only they can manage to modulate it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6870-AM, August 2 at 0047, only pirate is here, S9 vs almost as much storm noise level, steel drum music, seguÃs of mostly soft YL vocals, not recognized. Never heard any announcements or IDs during continuous monitoring (with one ear, anyway), past 0111 during yelling, 0118 ME music. Recheck at 0138 it`s off. Several logs here say it was Mix Radio International at 2309-0134*
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44802.0.html
No one else reported an ID during my listening span, but three guys got IDs at 2318 August 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13508-CW, August 1 at 1913, slow CW in a long message, but finally I can copy ``DE AAM`` and eventually ending with AR merged. Also sent 4 dots and 2 dashes in a row a few times --- what symbol is that??? Like HM or SW without a space between the letters.

CW is so rare on the bands these days that it really stands out in a bandscan. It`s a good strong signal. I keep listening until 1922 but nothing further. I later search the UDXF iog archive for the call and frequency and find one latest thread of Feb 9, 2018:

``I occasionally scan the bands and look for odd signals as I guess most people here do. It has been a habit of mine since my "tour of duty" in The USN from 1979 - 1985. I was involved with elint/sigint. Nothing more to say. I have been looking at the boards and other resources for information on a message I intercepted 02/07/2018 at 11am Pacific/1900z. Frequency 13.508 MHz, CW, signal strength 579. The message was "Calling all stations de AAM Beach Surf Castle Bravo Sierra Sierra BT."

The signal repeated three times when I came across it and no joy since I first heard it. I have been parked on it since then. I find no reference to the frequency nor the call sign although it looks like a tactical call sign. I wonder if it is an Army or Airforce mars net? Any help identifying the sender or theories about the sender are appreciated. Jim Kenny K7LD``

Replies:

``Jim, AAM is the US Army MARS station at Fort Huachuca, AZ. Its tactical voice call is DESERT EAGLE. 13509.5 USB has been used by Army MARS stations, including AAM. What sort of receiver are you using & how does it set up for receiving CW transmissions? Jack L. Metcalfe - Stanford, KY``

``Hi Jack and thanks very much for the reply. I am using a Perseus sdr with an ALA-1530LNP antenna. The actual frequency was 13.508.1 MHz. When I saw the signal I was in cw, 500 Hz bw. I usually scan the bands of interest (to me) and at 11 AM PST, 11 and 13 MHz are starting to come alive. The signal was fairly strong so I thought it may be in CONUS. I can see data TX occasionally up a couple kc or so; maybe MT63 or M110A. I will look to see what freq next time I see it. I will leave the Mhold on to capture it.

I am also curious as to why AAM started the message "calling all stations" instead of "VVV". Is that normal on MARS CW nets? The message references are very odd! JK``

Some other AAM logs previously reported in UDXF on 14579, 17445. I had heard AAM3 during an interoperability test on 13483.5-USB, Nov 5, 2017 at 1600, as in DXLD 17-45, but that may not be at same location (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1941 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 1 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490, JBA to VP but recognizable; NOT simultaneously on WRMI 9955, with a much better signal, but now automation has been reprogrammed to start at confirmed 2100.5 after another WRMI ID. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, August 2 at 0150, WRMI with World Music filling the second semihour abandoned by RAE English at 0100.

BTW, Don`t you believe the sked on RAE`s own website:
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-ingles/
which still shows a full hour in English, and not // 5950; Japanese and Chinese on the ex-frequency 9455; Portuguese at wrong time 12-13 instead of 11-12, and on 9955 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, August 2 at 0120, WRNO hasn`t shown up at nominal *0100, but is on with gospel huxter in English at 0149 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 990, August 1 at 2037 UT on caradio about 18 miles N of Enid on US 81/60/64, bandscan is not much different then inside Enid, but I do hear an ID in passing from KRSL Russell KS, also as on 98.1 FM which is a mere translator. 990 is 250 W ND day, at about the edge of its Ogalalla groundwave, 291 km = 181 miles. KTOK 1000 splatter is a little less of a problem here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0443 UT August 2
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Wednesday, August 01 2018

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5950 01Ago 2003 Portadora com forte zumbido com modulaÃÃo inaudÃvel e distorcida. A modulaÃÃo distorcida parece ser em francÃs que à confirmada ao ouvir no SDR de Twente. Sà pode ser KBS em francÃs desde Issoudun. (Jorge Freitas-B)

6050 01Ago 2012 LIBÃRIA Radio ELWA em inglÃs. Om fala. Ãs 2023 fala de Om bem exaltada com menÃÃes a Deus. Ãs 2034 Om fala com ID e contatos. Na mesma frequÃncia uma sequÃncia de mÃsica clÃssica que eu identifico como sendo a PBS Xizang, confirmada pela audiÃÃo da transmissÃo em paralelo em 7240. O sinal melhora a partir das 2025. Sinal razoÃvel com moderada QRM da PBS, moderado fading. Â(Jorge Freitas-B)

GravaÃÃo da escuta:Âhttp://www.ipernity.com/doc/107414/47082058
73
Jorge FreitasÂLocal time -3 UTÂFeira de Santana Bahia 12Â14ÂS 38Â58ÂW -ÂBrasilTecsun PL-310ETAntenna dipole of 25 meters-direction northeast-southwest
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Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30-31-August 1  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 01 2018

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Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Germany - Shortwave R for Europe: Added links to this station
(currently testing)
2) Korea, South - KBS: Updated links to redesigned webpages
3) Spain - R Mi Amigo: Deleted links to former (now unavailable) website

Next update is planned in late August 2018. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, July 31, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, July 31 at 0230 check, WRMI still defaults to World Music fill instead of Radio Tirana relay â starting with the song about how wonderful the Bahamas are (indirectly promoting Jeff`s cruisebiz). It may be a while, or a long while before we hear RT again. It`s not the same problem as 7 months ago, when RT had changed the streaming URL without notice, defeating automation. Kai Ludwig forwards:

``This posting [in German]
http://radioforum.foren.mysnip.de/read.php?8773,1402976,1475907#msg-1475907
says: All streaming from Radio Tirana is down since July 24; at present the foreign service goes out via Eutelsat 16A only. Link to WWDXC page which has recordings of the German broadcasts, recorded off satellite`` (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1941, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Yes, this is the reason why also the programs on 6005 / 3985 are not updated. Radio Tirana is informed (Christian Milling, shortwaveservice, ibid.)

At 0230 UT August 1, 9395 again goes to World Music loop, this time starting with ``Up2 and Away``. I also try the live stream link, via new Hitlist:
https://www.rtsh.al/radio-tirana-3-live/
and indeed it will not play; ``network error`` flashes occasionally. Of course, the WRMI broadcast would have been from a file transfer earlier, 0230 only being a legacy time for the real Radio Tirana ex-SW broadcasts.

Altho WRMI surely gets some input from satellite feeds, it probably would not be worth it to set up grasping Radio Tirana off Eutelsat 16A if that were even possible; temporarily? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [non]. 5935, July 29 at *2359, WWCR steel drums signing on for 12 hours. A bit of an impediment to hearing R. Yura, which Claudio Galaz, Chile, has heard reactivated in the morning as ``5936``. Not even a het/carrier here, but our best chance should be in the minutes before WWCR comes on, improving as our sun sets earlier. However, one night recently I found WWCR absent as late as 0150. We need to know the exact true frequency of Radio Yura (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1941, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, July 31 at 0134, RNB is S9+20 greeting listeners in Rio de Janeiro, SÃo Paulo, Belo Horizonte --- so I assume it is RNB programming, not RNA specifically. Some have evaluated this as underpowered, and it may be less than original 250 kW rating, but plenty now, loud & clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, July 30 at 0004, RHC is only S5-S2, much weaker than // 11840, 11760, 11700, 11670. Normally it`s equivalent. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, July 31 at 0142, RHC English is JBM at S9+10/20, while // 6165 is sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767, July 31 at 1410, Oh2, RHC spurblob is back, out of the 13700-AM transmitter, somewhat readable in FM mode, along with the F# tone above Middle C. So I start looking for others at 67 kHz intervals --- none at 13633 unless maybe a trace, and tuning back to 13767, it`s gone already by 1413. 13700 itself is only S9-S8, maybe not enough to audiblize the full panoply and/or they hurriedly tuned up to suppress them. 13740 now with CRI Plus in English is S9+20/30 but as always undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 7220, July 30 at 0551, S9 of humbuzz, much like I was hearing 24 hours earlier on 9790 from RFI via Issoudun. In this case it is R. Dandal Kura, for Lake Chad area as scheduled via ISS. Either they have two bad transmitters or they switch one around, which would even out the damage. Should have rechecked how 9790 was doing this time. We should try them both henceforth (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1941, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, July 30 at 0552, open carrier, so VON must be back after AWOL past two nights --- if they can keep it up past 0600 for Hausa. Not until next night, July 31 at 0559 am I listening later to I hear it modulating with that wonderful percussive prÃlude (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1941, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, July 30 at 1858, 1902, 1915, 1933, 2014, 2042 UT chex, K202BY, the Family Radio translator for Enid, is dead air except for a weak tone. It`s noticed on caradio, since 88.3 is the easily captured frequency used to feed the SW radio into the FM.

Not rechecked until 0158 UT August 1, when it`s *still* dead air but atonal --- furthermore on the DX-398 I can tell that there is no stereo pilot, which means the dead air is not confined to left-channel only, like their modulation had been for weeks and weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11904.9, July 30 at *0031:17.5, SLBC JBA carrier comes on late, too weak to detect a mis-timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1940 monitoring: Ivo IvanÃv, Bulgaria reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB on July 29:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_29.html
1031-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak/fair/good``

Confirmed here, UT Monday July 30 from 0130.5 on WRMI 5850, S9+20/30, and presumably 7780, JBA carrier. Also confirmed UT Monday July 30 from 0302 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0327 JBA in noise level on WBCQ 5130.071 (earlier at 0035, measured about 5129.04). Also confirmed UT Monday July 30 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9/S9+10; and confirmed immediate repeat after 0500 on WRMI webcast only.

Also confirmed UT Tuesday July 31 at 0047 check the 0030 on WRMI 7730, good. Presumably Tuesday July 31 at 2030 on WRMI 7780 & 5950, both buried in daytime noise level. Presumably also at 2130 on 5950 ditto.

WORLD OF RADIO 1941 contents: Albania non, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia and non, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Ireland Northern non, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nigeria, PerÃ, USA, Western Sahara non, unidentified; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1941 ready for first airing, Tuesday July 31 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.95v, and confirmed S8-S4 (2359 some rock music instead of immediately back to BS). Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9930v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.93, July 30 at 0000, WTWW-3 must be the JBA off-frequency signal here on sporadic appearances. Unfortunately, no sporadic E now to boost it to audibility (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7505v, July 31 at 0139 & 0559, WRNO is off tonight. But plenty 40m to hear at 0559, neat Bell Bird IS from NZ opening on 7425, and opening percussion IS on 7254.9+ from Nigeria, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0312 UT August 1
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Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 29 2018

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** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, UT Sunday July 29 at 0230, relay of R. Tirana is still AWOL; after WRMI ID, immediately goes to World Music fill, that familiar but unidentified Alpine(?) tune. I have still not received a reply from Christian Milling of shortwaveservice in Germany who 7 months ago fixed the same problem, since Tirana had changed its audio URL without notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, July 29 at 0107, S9+45 of dead air, obviously CRI relay failing to turn off by 0100; stronger even than neighbor 6000 RHC itself, a mere S9+30/35. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. CRI registers 5990 with HFCC as 23-01, 250 kW, 0 degrees = non-direxional? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, July 29 at 0557, JBA carrier, presumably RHC really ailing, as nothing else is scheduled here in HFCC --- except imaginary 24-hour broadcasts: 5 kW Irkutsk, Russia; and 10 kW Hwa, KBS Korea South. Contrarily, Aoki/NDXC says it`s KCBS Pyongyang, NORTH Korea; but neither would propagate this early. Other RHC English frequencies with music are normal levels, 6165 and 6000, far better modulated on 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 9790, July 29 at 0548, S5-S7 of big hum/buzz, atop trace of talk in unknown language. I bet it`s TDF Issoudun --- yes, HFCC has 500 kW RFI here in French at 04-05 to 140 degrees, 05-06 at 165 degrees, and 06-07 at 200 degrees (BTW, the first hour collides with CRI via Cuba in Cantonese!). How can MBR/TDF allow this totally dysfunxional transmitter to remain in use for months and months? Also affecting various other frequencies and transmissions thruout the day. No one notices and/or cares (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, July 29 at 0610, VON is AWOL again like 24 hours earlier. This also applies to other dayparts, as Richard Langley, NB reported to the WOR iog on July 27:

``Voice of Nigeria had trouble keeping the transmitter on 7255 kHz on the air today in AM mode. But then, at 1853 UT, a strong DRM signal came up on the frequency. Was this VoN or CRI testing? The DRM signal went off at about 1859.5 and immediately a strong carrier could be seen on the frequency and then the CRI IS began in advance of the usual Turkish broadcast in AM mode at 1900. As soon as the DRM signal appeared on 7255 kHz, I checked 15120 kHz and there was no signal there. All of this using the U. Twente SDR receiver``

And on July 13: ``As monitored using the U. Twente SDR receiver,
Voice of Nigeria's English broadcast on 7255 kHz (measured as 7254.931
kHz) beginning at 1800 UT had problems staying on the air. Off between
1807 and 1817 and between 1825 and 1851 UT. There was also co-channel
QRM from (presumably) PBS Xizang until 1805 and it was completely
obliterated once CRI's carrier came on a couple of minutes before 1900
for the broadcast in Turkish. When it was audible, Voice of Nigeria's
signal was only so-so and it was difficult to make out the accented
English at times``

Alan Roe, Teddington UK, reported 25 July: ``V of Nigeria heard back on air on 15120 in DRM mode with their English programme from 1820 tune-in on 25 July. SNR of 18+dB and good lock. They have been missing on this frequency for some time.``

Langley replied to that: ``Presumably parallel to 7255 kHz in AM mode. I have 7255 kHz recorded using the U. Twente SDR receiver with a fair signal but with a lot of QRN initially from, I imagine, local thunderstorms`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330v WBCQ // 7570 WRMI, July 29 at 0048, Brother HyStairical with same severely degraded audio feed, strange ringing sounds making his horrible voice even more unlistenable.

This correlates with Kenneth Vito Zichi`s comment in the Michigan ARE Tipsheet, for 9330.1-AM, WBCQ, at 0249-0300 23/July: ``This was REALLY poor audio -- it sounded like he was using string and a tin can, or a REALLY poor telephone audio at most. Most of the audio was between 0-1500 Hz. Odd`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1940 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday July 29 at 0343 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri, about 13 minutes into show so started late circa 0330. Good signal but hard to copy vs heavy storm noise level approaching us from the NW. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1941?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1941?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, July 28 at 2133, WRMI Saturday-only activation with `SW Radiogram` beepery. The current webpage http://swradiogram.net/ for July 27-30 still does not include this airing on its own schedule, nor do I see any mention of anyone having heard/seen it last week, as I first reported. Unfortunately, I missed checking what was on during the first semihour from 2100; another DX program?? Did anyone hear it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.12, July 29 at 0057, WBCQ is too weak to listen to, other than measure the JBA carrier here, rather than circa 5129.83. Sometimes it`s 5130 plus, but usually 5130 minus. So are there two different transmitters, or one sometimes tuned up, sometimes down? I don`t find it varying in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.9, July 29 at 0052, WTWW-3 is S6 and the OSOB with SFAW // 9475 WTWW-1, rather than // 5085 WTWW-2 with music.

5085, UT Sunday July 29 at 0103, WTWW-2 starting `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx`, and not // 15810- this week. Sounds like a repeat with Bob Heil tribute to his mentor Stan Kann --- as correctly spelt now tnx to research by Alan Roe; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Kann --- with some of the same comments, but I *think* different music is being played than last week.

5085, UT Sunday July 29 at 0556, VG WTWW-2 still with that odd weekly talkshow, and a trace of a JBA carrier on 15809.9, maybe duplicating it if not SFAW. 0600 music fill; 0605 Dave Fluee says Stan[ton] Friedman is staying for another hour, apparently about UFOs, ``here on Southern Talk in the Midnight``; 0607 really resuming, mentioning three stations: KYIH?, KCAA and WTWW. Own website, really
http://www.tennhills-productions.com/
says new affiliate is KYAH, 540 in Utah. NRC AM Log shows it`s in Delta, 1000 day, 13 watts night, as ``Truth Radio`` and ``Yah Radio`` with addresses in Kanosh 84637, and Portsmouth RI! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, UT Sunday July 29 after 0100, WWCR is still running `The Talking Machine Show` now judging from lo-fi ancient music recording, after having deleted it from Saturday 1700 on 12160. 3215, another WWCR is also still playing `Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories` at very same time; to compete with The Mighty KBC, 9925, but not a single 43 mb pirate to be heard this Saturday evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, July 29 at 1328, WINB on early Sundays, music but carrier is heavily wobbling, obvious with BFO, not so obvious in AM tuning; someone, kick the transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1946 UT July 29
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