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Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 27 2017

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, UT Sat May 27 at 0133-0141+, I`m checking WRMI RAE English relay for another DX program at the same time previously heard, but no show, rather a feature about wizards with a long piano interlude. So was it on some other time during the hour? Not really the new UT Saturday file? Or just skipped this week? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Having heard the ``Requiem for Radio``, yesterday at 23-24 UT on WRMI 11580, Nauen 9690 and Moosbrunn 9620, I don`t even try today May 26, but instead bring up the live webcast of the next performance from Moncton NB. It`s already on, getting ready from 2245 UT (7:45 ADT on the webpage), when I tune in at 2248:
http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/189

This is clearly *not* identical to what I heard yesterday. Video has tv1 bug in LR thruout. Starts promptly at *2300. Three women are seated with their backs to us with five(?) SW radios in front of them, which they are partially blocking. The one on the left has a frequency display in blue of 11582 --- close anyway to WRMI. Another one or two look like my DX-390. Second from left has a flip-top timezone display. I`m sure receiver specialists could recognise the others.

The three are in matching dark drab jumpsuits, maintenance uniforms, and all have their hair in almost-matching retro swirl-styles, up in the back. They keep fiddling with the gear, but this may be just pretending, as I expect most of what we are hearing, except later when they are playing instruments, or singing, has been pre-recorded.

We hear similar ambient music to last time, but not much Morse code, and no spy numbers in any language. At 2316 some buffering starts, as perhaps too many people are tuned in to this, following our publicity?

The performance space is dimly lit in limbo, and the camera angle is usually wide, so hard to make out details, even at full-screen. There are several vertical poles with lights on them, representing the RCI towers.

At 2324 the `cellist performs. She is sitting by a 1940s console radio, like my old Philco with shortwave bands. She starts playing some notes with a regular bow, then thumps on the `cello, then picks up a bow made out of a cow bone (but horse hair?), which was on top of the radio, and plays the `cello with it. Then on the floor she wails into the `cello next to the mike attached to it. 2331, several singers with some contrastingly harmonious early music.

2332, now another plays the theremin --- it is an RF instrument! But WTFK? Projected behind are maps and spec charts of different RCI towers with their dimensions and target areas, again hard to make out details. 2340 now it`s the turn of the saxophone to make some wild sounds; then the three play together. 2353 soloist sings ``Shutting Down``, ``up to the ionosphere, my dear, and back down to the ground --- ricochet``, then joined by other two.

2356 they go back to the radios, we hear a bit of Morse code. Not noticed before but now next to the one on the right is a flask, and a Morse key. 2359 we hear the standard WRMI ID, and goes to dark for the finale.

Applause now, so there has been an audience in the venue! Taking bows, the trio joined by six others from the produxion team. The SW broadcasts presumably have finished, but the webcast continues with a Q&A session.

It`s now clear that one of the three, who is on stage left and does most of the talking, is Amanda Dawn Christie herself, as her first name is embroidered on her left breast, now that we have a closer frontal view. She is also the one wearing glasses. Never can identify the others (and there is never any credit roll), but one I think was referred to as Laura. Eventually can see that all three are barefoot.

Amanda is of course the maker of the full-length documentary film about the destruxion of RCI, sound track of which was also broadcast on WRMI a few months ago.

She says the Q&A is continuing to be broadcast on WaveFarm live. The session is in a mixture of French and English as to be expected from Nouveau-Brunswick. Each has a headset mike, but we aren`t connected directly to them, rather picking up the echoey PA from the venue, making all of it harder to follow out here. Also hard to hear the questioners from the audience.

They are joined by the film composer (name?) who drove up from Halifax, and necessarily went by the ex-RCI site. He explains the music, being based on traditional requiems. The Morse code was in Latin, including the Kyrie. He mentions the numbers stations which we did not hear in this version. Says the Dies Irae à la Mozart was slowed down, and ``glitched``. Also mixed in for the broadcasts were recordings from the stations, like ``WRMI calling RCI, where are you?``, ``WBCQ calling RCI, where are you?``

0024, Amanda talks about QSLs. She already has hundreds of e-mail reception reports from yesterday in her inbox along with mp3s as proof.

She originally planned to employ 13 theremins, for a performance on the waterfront, and had built four of them, but there was only one tonight, from a kit. She used ash wood, and had some of her own blood drawn to be put on it and polished. The femur bone bow came from a cow near the towers. She invites the audience to touch the towers on the stage, carefully. Session ends at 0046, but some of the performance music plays again for the rest of the hour. This was quite an enjoyable experience I could not stray away from, even to confirm the Friday 2330 broadcast of World of Radio.

There will be one more live performance/webcast Saturday May 27 at 2300 on the above link, and the SW frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

I posted this immediately to the DXLD yg, eliciting these clarificatory responses; from Richard Langley, also in NB:

"They keep fiddling with the gear, but this may be just pretending, as I expect most of what we are hearing, except later when they are playing instruments, or singing, has been pre-recorded."

They did install an antenna on the roof of the theatre and so at least planned to use the live broadcasts from the stations. Listen to yesterday's interview on the local Moncton CBC Radio 1 station; link below.

"Never can identify the others (and there is never any credit roll), but one I think was referred to as Laura."

Laura Katherine Perry. The other performer was GeneviÃve D'Ortun. Also, see photo.
http://www.w4uvh.net/amandatrio.jpg

"They are joined by the film composer (name?) who drove up from Halifax, and necessarily went by the ex-RCI site."

The international shortwave radio composition is by Lukas Pearse http://lukaspearse.ca/

http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/information-morning-moncton/segment/12753298

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-radio-canada-towers-performance-art-1.4082084

(-- Richard Langley, dxldyg via DXLD)

And from Kai Ludwig, Germany:

> They keep fiddling with the gear, but this may be just pretending,
> as I expect most of what we are hearing, except later when they
> are playing instruments, or singing, has been pre-recorded.

Pre-recorded in five different tracks, to be played out through five different shortwave transmitters, one of them a mere pirate that was a no-show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMvs1JwrTJ4

> Applause now, so there has been an audience in the venue!

https://www.facebook.com/events/246027252470890/
(Accessible without a login. And only announced on social media, the regular website of the venue contains no schedule.)

[so the venue is: Salle Bernard-Leblanc, 140 botsford st, 3e etage, Moncton. But the CBC interview says Aberdeen Cultural Centre --- gh]

> Also mixed in for the broadcasts were recordings from the stations,
> like ``WRMI calling RCI, where are you?``, ``WBCQ calling RCI, where are you?``

An der schÃnen blauen Donau, Es sucht der Bruder seine BrÃder, Auferstanden aus Ruinen.....???!! Kai (via gh, DXLD)

With the YouTube examples:

``0:07 / 4:45
Requiem for Radio May 25 2017 broadcast 2300-2400 UTC
kb3ouk 309 views Published on May 25, 2017

Listening to the Requiem for Radio broadcast on WBCQ 5130 khz, WRMI 11580 khz and Shortwaveservice 9620 khz and 9690 khz. Includes shots of all 4 stations tuned in at the same time, and then individually on the Grundig Satellit 800 to give an idea of how each station was coming in. This was about halfway through the broadcast, received in south central Pennsylvania.``

``NikkiGurlSixtyNine 11 hours ago (edited)
Here are the CW code translations for the various parts in the video for those interested:

2:41 - LUX PERPETUA L
3:04 - LASTING LIGHT SHINE UP[on]
3:22 - [w]WITH THY SAINTS

Comments:

The first message at 2:41 is Latin and is probably this:
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

This refers possibly to the Western Christian prayer called 'Eternal Rest' or 'Requiem aeternam' whose Latin text in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church is:

?. Requiem Ãternam dona ei (eis), Domine
?. Et lux perpetua luceat ei (eis):
?. Requiescat (-ant) in pace.
?. Amen.

The translation used by English speaking Roman Catholics is:

?. Eternal rest, grant unto him/her (them), O LORD,
?. And let perpetual light shine upon him/her (them).
?. May he/she (they) rest in peace.
?. Amen.

Or as translated and used by English speaking Lutherans:

?. Rest eternal grant him/her, O LORD;
?. and let light perpetual shine upon him/her.
?. May he/she rest in peace.
?. Amen.

Finally, as translated and used by English speaking Anglicans:

?. Rest eternal grant unto them, O LORD:
?. and let light perpetual shine upon them.
?. May they rest in peace.
?. Amen.

Taking the clues at 2:41 and 3:04, it is probably some derivative of the above. Not sure how the last part at 3:22 fits into the prayer; I'm not into religion so its anyone's guess. Mixed with the harmonic sounds of the radio towers, I find it all a little creepy but interesting none-the-less. Excellent work! Nikki`` (via gh, DXLD)

** IRAN [non]. 11530, May 27 at 0559, something in Farsi, 0600 headlines separated by stingers, then rock music. Radio Farda, 100 kW, 92 degrees from Lampertheim, GERMANY, per Aoki, since May 15, at 0330-0630. Then switches to Kuwait at 0630-1200, and back to Lamp at 1200-1730 for a very long 14-hour span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11730, May 27 until 0559* something in French neighboring New Zealand. It`s NHK, southward from FRANCE from 0530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. On Saturday mornings after 1300 UT I am trying to listen to both: Performance Oklahoma on KUCO 90.1, and NPR Weekend Edition on KOSU 91.7. May 27 at 1345-1347 UT, both are extremely rudely interrupted by a robotic Amber Alert about a 1-year-old abducted by her PTSD-suffering father somewhere in OKC. The alert is mostly unintelligible, as the robotic voice jerx and skips, has no concept of where to pause reading text.

ANOTHER A.A. interrupts at 1353-1355 UT on both stations (and no doubt countless others), this time with a human voice reading the same alert, more or less understandable. There has got to be a better way! This totally RUINED a classical music performance from the Bright Music Festival, and an always interesting NPR feature story. A couple hours later we see the same alert on KFOR-27, this time in the form of a crawler at screenbottom, not disrupting programming at all. On radio, perhaps AAs should be put on subchannels only, or allow stations to delay them a few minutes until a natural break; pause program playback if possible (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Some regional tropo enhancement morning of May 27 at 1444+ UT. I check all NTSC channels but nothing visible. On DTV bandscan, BAD bars on all these RF channels: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 31, 32, 35, 36, 41, 42, 46, 48. OKC channels are breaking up caused by DX QRM: 7 and 29. Only DX decoding:

RF 11, KSWO-DT ``7`` Lawton
RF 28, KFDX-DT ``3-1``, Wichita Falls TX, (NBC) along with:
3-2, KJBO-DT
3-3, Laff
W9WI.com does not have any 3-3 with Laff, but 3-2 as My // KJBO-LP. What`s that? Channel 35 in Wichita Falls -- Market 156 in rabbitears.info â nothing listed on ch 35, but agrees with the KFDX RF 28 lineup. So does KJBO exist only as part of the KFDX transmitter? The Laff network is in a large number of markets but never seen around here; in OK only on KJRH-8 Tulsa as its 2-3 subchannel. It seems to specialise in comedy, sitcom reruns: http://www.laff.com/

A few minutes later when I get back to KSWO to check subchannels, it`s faded out (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 11580, May 27 at 1400, WRMI again playing the special R. Africa hour for Rwanda, opening with IDs in French, English, Swahili and presumed Kinyarwanda: ``La Voix de la Paix, The Voice of Peace``, ``Sauti ---`` however you say that in Swahili, and uncopiable language. Then in French mentions ``transformation sociale â Rwanda``, into similar song with guitar as heard yesterday, maybe identical playback. Today I tuned in 21525 too late to hear it before 1400, but there was a poor signal. I suspect 11580 is far too low to propagate across the hot equatorial noon from Florida; and 21525 may be too high for the MUF, tho ideally best for a long-shot like this. Perhaps 17 or 15 MHz would work better for this circuit. Has this existence been widely publicized in Rwanda, or at all? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: too engrossed in Requiem for Radio webcast from Moncton to check Friday May 26 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, but likely. Confirmed Saturday May 27 at 1443 on HLR 7265-CUSB via UTwente, but too weak vs noise level, and by 1455 only noise audible. Next:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
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 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI: see ARGENTINA [non], CANADA, RWANDA [non]

** VATICAN [and non]. 11625, May 27 until 0558* music and cut off; recheck at 0604, back on in French, good at S8. Aoki shows Vatican Radio in Portuguese via MADAGASCAR until 0558, French direct from SMG at 0600 (and also English at 0630) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1840 UT May 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 25-26, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 26 2017

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, May 25 at 2228 check, this RAE relay hour via WRMI is still in Spanish like // 5950, NOT Italian as scheduled

7730 is still not carrying RAE Spanish: May 26 at 0001, Voice of the Report of the Week is still playing, as he tells us about upcoming sked changes in June: will drop the 20 UT broadcast on WRMI 11580, due to lack of response; and also temporarily drop the 13 UT on 9875 to East Asia, which is very expensive, yet reported to be undermodulated, (Aoki showed that as Thu 12-13 via Uzbekistan, and RMI, brokering it?). It seems that he spends a lot of his hour introspectively talking *about* his program rather than axually *doing* his program of reviews and music?

** CANADA [non]. Requiem for Radio on the air next days

From: https://www.facebook.com/RequiemForRadio

"Wondering what this Requiem for Radio thing is? It's a 1 hour performance involving a scale model of the RCI towers that make sound when touched... essentially a 12 foot tall, 50 foot wide organ with 3 octaves, played by 3 musicians... 18 speakers... 28 microphones, theremin, saxophone, cello, cow bone, and 5 international shortwave broadcasts composed specifically to come into the space (a 5 track work where each track is transmitted from somewhere else in the world)..."

A classical piece for 5 voices will be also sung where bass comes eg. from Nauen, alto from Moosbrunn, tenor from WRMI etc...
The european tx antennas are directed towards Canada / NAm.

Airtimes
25th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC
26th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC
27th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC

Schedule:
WRMI : Radio Miami International 11580 kHz
WBCQ : Free Speech Radio 5130 kHz
Nauen: Shortwaveservice 9690 kHz
Moosbrunn: Shortwaveservice 9620 kHz
Boston Pirate Radio 6850 kHz

The content is identically on all three days. A QSL is planned. Posted by: (christian.milling, May 24, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1879, DXLD)

11580, May 25 at 2302, tune-in WRMI to special `Requiem for Radio` performance. `Hearts-of-Space` type ambient music during the hour, much of it a now with Morse code mixed in, MCW. I don`t try to copy it beyond a few letters, but seems as if it may be legit message, not just an effect. Did anyone copy more of it? Also some vocals of different pitches, or unintelligible talk. At one point I imagine a voice sounds like Jeff White? At 2308 5-digit spy numbers in English. Also slightly weaker S8 equally on 9690 via Nauen and 9620 via Moosbrunn. Same thing but not synched, so listening on two or three receivers gives a sorta stereo effect. Nothing heard on two other publicized frequencies, 6850 a Boston pirate, and 5130 WBCQ --- except a JBA carrier on the low side by 2328, really too early to propagate here. At 2348, now spy numbers in German heard on all three, as the music ambiance continues. 11580 cuts to WRMI ID at 2359:30, and 9690 cuts off at 2400*, neither with any closing announcements; in fact no announcements whatsoever were heard during the hour. Were there any introductory remarx at 2300 before I intuned?

Ironically, this could best be appreciated by hi-fi surround sound, quadraphonic? playing in a performance space, not on noisy and fading shortwave. It so happens that a big sporadic E FM DX opening is happening from western USA during this same hour, so I am very distracted and cannot give this my undivided attention. Maybe better luck on the two repeats at 23-24 UT May 26 and 27.

Christian Milling then informs us May 26: ``The whole performance will be streamed as video tonight as well as tomorrow:
http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/189
And amanda@amandadawnchristie.ca is the QSL address. Good Luck`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Nice FM Es opening up to 99.3 MHz, a station on almost every open or semi-open frequency, May 25 1905-2021 UT fadeout. First noted on the caradio at 1905 when KOSU 91.7 has CCI, very unusual. After the first 88.9 log I have transferred to my usual spot on the south-facing porch, 85 degrees in the shade. I`m using the DX-398 and PL-880 side by side with whip antennas only which are quickly manipulable to minimize ACI and CCI. Generally I have best results on the PL-880 with antenna horizontal broadside to the south. This is only about a meter above ground level, minimizing signals from groundwave stations, and also minimizing their vertical polarization component as the Es DX is presumably arriving at random polarization.

Primary is the PL-880 which has much better selectivity, and fine tuning at 10 kHz if needed to avoid ACI. I`m on headphones fortunately, since a neighbor has decided to mow his lawn in the hot midday sun! I also have to cope with a mosquito, and a big black hairy spider who scuttles around both receivers on the table.

It takes a big signal for the PL-880 to break into stereo and cannot be forced. But it has no RDS. The DX-398 can be forced into stereo, and is a big help for RDS displays, and/or keeping track of a second station while tuning the PL-880 onward. RDS log data includes for the 8 positions includes _ for a space, / to separate fields, and none of these were scrolling. Audible items are in quotation marks. Listed data but not heard are in [] from the WTFDA DB u.o.s. Distances are approximate city-to-city, not site, via http://www.distancefromto.net

88.9, at 1907, ``La Primera, 88.9 FM``; at 1916, stable RDS of only: XHAJ_FM_ during a discussion. Again on the downside at 2006 with same RDS, discussion on the UniÃn Europea. [Saltillo, Coahuila, 25 kW, -176 m! HAAT +AM 1330 Talk] 1257 km/781 stmi

89.3, at 1917, Spanish, unID over KIEL OK

90.3, at 1919, Spanish talk, ``Grupo FÃrmula``, 1921 ``Suprema Corte de Justicia de la NaciÃn`` federal PSA (same I hear several times more on other stations), YL full ID ``XHQS, RomÃntica 90.3, con toda la fuerza del amor, 90.3 FM, 25,000 watts,`` address in ``Colonia Venustiano Carranza, cÃdigo postal 99099, Fresnillo, Zacatecas`` (I guess the Z`s also get the highest numbers), phone numbers. Ad for ``G-A-S Noticias, un servicio de Gas Campanita``. Meanwhile RDS: 90.3FM / 930AM / DIRECTO / A TUS / SENTIDOS / GRUPO / B-15 / TELE / CABLE / FLLO. Fllo is short for Fresnillo but city is officially [Buena Vista de Rivera, Zacatecas, 25 kW, 98.29m HAAT] 1548 km/962 stmi to Fresnillo, distancefromto can`t find BVdR

91.9, at 1925, rock music, mixing another station with Spanish M&W chat. RDS attempts to engage, then 91.9_FM_ / LA MAS / BUENA
[XHEC-FM SABINAS COAH 50.0 kW H&V, ant 0.0 unknown, PS info: LA MAS BUENA, but slogan SÃPER FM with SPANISH HITS] 998 km/620 stmi

92.5, at 1928, Spanish CCI to KOMA

93.1, at 1928, ``RomÃntica 93.1 FM``, ads for Mercado Soriana, Mitsubishi San LuÃs, RDS attempt, CCI another Spanish with ads. [XHEI-FM 93.1 MEXQUITIC DE CARMONA SLP 25.0 kW, 19.28m ROMANTICA/W RADIO + AM 1070]. 1932, adstring, ``Dinero AutomÃtico`` with phones too rapid to copy; CÃmara de Diputados federal PSA, which I also hear on other stations, mixed in with ads. ``No sÃlo es mÃsica romÃntica, ``RomÃntica 93.1 FM``. Apparently no RDS. 1604 km/996 stmi

93.3, at 1934, ``Viva Guadalupe, Viva Lupe 93-3``, Coca Cola ad, PSA from Estado de Zacatecas, ad for MueblerÃa Tres Capillas. [XHEXZ-FM 93.3 ZACATECAS ZAC 3.0 kW H&V, 395.33m HAAT H&V, LUPE + AM 560 SPANISH HITS BALADAS] 1583 km/984 stmi

93.5, at 1936, Spanish music, PSA anti-cellphone distracted driving by ``gobierno municipal de Saltillo``, RDS attempt? Ad for ``llantas Grupo Raga``, phone 417-51-55. [XHQC-FM 93.5 SALTILLO COAH 15.0 kW H&V, ant unknown, XHQC-FM, HITS FM, SPANISH TEEN HITS - JUVENIL] 1257 km/781 stmi --- Another log of this below at 2008

94.1, at 1938, Spanish, romantic music, 1939 announcement, RDS attempt but no lock, so unID

94.5, at 1940, Spanish talk, unID

95.1, at 1940, Diputados PSA, no RDS; 1942, ``Los mil Ãxitos de la N en espaÃol``, timecheck, Gloria Trevi song. No exact match in the DB, but this looks closest, from the PTA: [XHEL-FM 95.1 FRESNILLO ZAC 33.22 kW H&V, 258.0 m H&V, SÃPER CANAL, SPANISH HITS] 1548 km/962 stmi

95.3, at 1943, Spanish music

95.9, at 1943, Spanish music

96.3, at 1944, ``Felicidades``, 2:44 timecheck, ``40 grados CentÃgrados`` temp; PSA mentioning Matamoros, but also Coahuila, political ads for the PRC and then the PRI for 4 de junio elexion; grocery ad for bistec, pollo, cerveza, ``Feliz dÃa del padre``. At 1946 UT, TC for 2:47 and 40 degree temp again; no RDS. ad for ``Grand Slam en el Campo de Golf El Socorro,`` este sÃbado, live discussion. That golf course is in Monclova, so this is: [XHEMF-FM 96.3 MONCLOVA COAH 10.0 kW H&V, 64.02m HAAT H&V, LA MEJOR + AM 970 REGIONAL MEXICAN] 1108 km/688 st mi. There is no 96.3 in Matamoros, or anywhere in Tamaulipas.

96.5, at 1950, PSA for Diputados and their concurso; 1951, TC for 14:50, discussing placas. RDS: 96.5_MHZ / ST._ZER_ stable with no further ID. Presumably means stereo Zer, one of the station groups. Therefore: [XHZER-FM 96.5 ZACATECAS ZAC 100.0 kW H&V, ant HAAT unknown, STEREO ZER REGIONAL MEXICAN] 1583 km/984 stmi

96.3, at 1953, Spanish crime news about Del Rio, Tejas, Ciudad AcuÃa, Coahuila. No stations there, but closest would be XHEMF-FM Monclova as logged a few minutes above; but another is in same state: [XHTOR-FM 96.3 TORREÃN COAH 2.8 kw H&V, no ant info, RADIO TORREÃN CULTURE VARIETY] However, there is a 96.3 across in Del Rio itself but not Spanish: [KTDR 96.3 DEL RIO TX 51.0 kW H&V, 154.0m HAAT H&V THE BEST 96.3, THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE HOT ADULT CONTEMPORARY]

96.7, at 1954, ``Recuerdo 96.7``. Necessary to off-tune to 96.68 to avoid local 96.9. [XHIK-FM 96.7 PIEDRAS NEGRAS COAH 3.0 kW H&V, 57.78 m HAAT H&V RECUERDO 96.7 SPANISH TOP 40] 893 km/555 st mi, close!

96.5, at 1955, RDS: LA LIDER / 96.5_MHZ Nothing matches in Mexico; closest to PTA are a couple others in NL. How about Tejas? Nothing matches there either. How about anywhere on 96.5? Nowhere! But a google search on name and frequency leads right to XHZER in Zacatecas as in log above when I was getting a different constant RDS readout.

97.1, at 1957, Spanish

97.3, at 1958, Diputados PSA, ``la Imagen`` tentative name, but RDS: EXA_97.3 [XHSR-FM 97.3 MONTERREY NL 95.45 kW H&V, antenna unknown, 997B (KCY) EXQ 97.3 EXA FM SPANISH POP] 1214 km/755 st mi

97.7, at 1959, promo ``La Historia de los Beat-les en 97.7 de FM y triple-doble-u. . .`` (website), Pronounced BEET-LACE! Not enough info for a successful search. Wish I could have copied website.

There are two 97.7 in NL as I have just logged on 97.3:
[XHLOS-FM // 102.1 on 97.7 MONTEMORELOS NL 3.0 kW H&V, 75.1m HAAT H&V, RADIO NUEVO LEÃN - ATMÃSFERA FM CLASSICAL/OPERA/ARTS] and
[XHESH-FM 97.7 SABINAS HIDALGO NL also 3.0 kW, antenna unknown, RADIO SABINAS + AM 1400 REGIONAL MEXICAN]

99.3, at 2000, phone 414-43-43, YL ID ``Milenio Radio, 99.3, XHSS[?], 25 mil watts, Saltillo, Coahuila``, ``son las 3, 35 grados centÃgrados``. Not XHSS at all per the DB (in Spanish, ``SAC`` sounds a lot like ``SS``): [XHSAC-FM 99.3 SALTILLO COAH 25.0 kW H&V, -107.53m! H&V HAAT MILENIO RADIO NEWS/SOFT AC] 1257 km/785 stmi

This was the MUF, nothing higher found in a quick bandscan. Back down:

96.5, at 2003, mentions CuliacÃn. Even if there were a station in that Sinaloa city, way out of the PTA, I would not assume it. There is a 96.5 in Los Mochis. CuliacÃn could be a street or whatever reference.

93.5, at 2008, rock music in Spanish, RDS: _MALUMA_ / EN STEREO / XHQC___ Probably an artist name. TC for 3:10, 37 grados. ``La Rockola, en stereo, Saltillo, 93.5`` A 414 telephone, ad for Universidad Carolina. [XHQC-FM 93.5 SALTILLO COAH 15.0 kW H&V, antena unknown, XHQC-FM HITS FM SPANISH TEEN HITS - JUVENIL] See original log at 1936

93.3, at 2015, Spanish music fade-in over OKC, 2017 Diputados PSA, event at Arena Monterrey, 1 de julio. Vance airplane scatter breaks it up with flutter vs the CCI. [XHQQ-FM 93.3 MONTERREY NL 50.0 kW H&V, antenna unknown, BANDA LA Z REGIONAL MEXICAN] 1214 km/755 st mi

87.75, TV channel 6 audio checked periodically, but nothing heard, and presumably nothing being transmitted anymore from Mexico.

Monitoring another few minutes to 2021, I conclude the opening is over; and I need a break. But resume at 2310 when it`s from NV/UT/CO/ND/MB/MN, see USA [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1050, May 25 at 1818 UT, from a quiet parking lot in western Enid, non-ID as ``All-new Heart & Soul 99.1 FM, Pulse of the City``, which refers to K256CR of KGTO Tulsa, per NRC AM Log. Slight CCI from the 1050 in Lawton, on non-direxional carantenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 21525, May 26 at 1301, WRMI at S7, much better than usual in daytime, JBA carrier. OSOB, probably with sporadic E help (yet no activity on adjacent 14m hamband). This is a special extension of R. Africa, as previously publicized in the DXLD yg by Chuck Gessner, W3ON in West Mifflin PA on May 25:

``Hello, I received an email today from Jeff Bernald & the Pan American Broadcasting Team, regarding a recent SWL report that I sent. Mr. Bernald mentioned in his email that the Radio Africa Network is asking listeners to "tune in this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 1300 UTC for an exciting broadcast call 'Rwandan Youth For Change'. We are so very excited about this program, as it is program that is being recorded in Rwanda to be heard throughout Rwanda. Kindly tune in and send us your report. We will send you a special QSL card for the reception.".

In case you forgot 'Radio Africa Network' uses the facilities of WRMI in FL and operates on 21525 kHz normally from 1400 to 2300 UT. This may be a special broadcast as it is scheduled an hour earlier than scheduled. Chuck W3ON``. Chuck tried on May 26 but had very poor results.

I listen for most of the hour. There is a sad tune by voice and guitar playing intermittently, abruptly interrupted repeatedly for the sole announcer to talk in presumed Kinyarwanda. At 1316 I make out the English words ``voice of peace`` and ``shortwave``. At 1319 a different song briefly, then back to the original one; 1327 a choral song. 1330 an announcement mentions ``kilohertz``. 1335 now a song with orchestra. Seems like there is more music during the second half when I am distracted by breakfast. Recheck at 1406, now R. Africa has switched to usual English.

11580, May 26 at 1407, I check following Argentine French relay for World Music from WRMI --- seems like it, but wait! --- it`s the same Rwandan program as the previous hour on 21525 in unexpected playback.

Related on May 25: ``While listening to "Your Weekend Show" on WRMI at about 20:45 UTC on 11580 kHz this afternoon, the program feed switched to Radio Africa Network, normally carried on 21525 kHz. Didn't check to see if RAN was still on 21525 kHz. -- Richard Langley, NB, dxldyg``

Roger Thayer in Germany replied: 1.) On the Internetstream of formerly SYSTEM B currently runs the audio of SYSTEM D.
2.) The streamaddress of formerly SYSTEM D has changed, with the same
port number.
3.) On the new IP (with non-public capacity) and with the old label
"wrmi-system d" you can hear the audio of SYSTEM A with Radio PAN AM -
Africa Network " (only right audio channel).
This is the current "Stream-Anomaly", without concrete details. roger`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 26 before 0114, JBA carrier from SLBC is on. Mis-time signal at imagination level ending at 0115:17.5, just like it used to (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 15420, May 26 at 0607, BBCWS is poor at S7-S5 via MADAGASCAR. Finally 19m is not totally dead in the nightmiddle, so I scan for others, mostly JBA carriers, some with a little audio: 15785, 15615, 15465, 15380, 15255, 15230, 15190, 15190, 15160, 15120, 15105. Some of the lower ones are obviously North Korea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday May 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.29v-CUSB, S8 vs storm noise level. 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
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 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, UT Friday May 26 at 0118, WRMI has Bob Biermann interviewing Ray Robinson about the new VOH MW station in Israel. Says they want to add SW from there, and have permission from the government; just a matter of raising funds for it. Especially to reach Iran in Farsi, which he thinx is underserved (certainly so by ``ministers`` of whom there are some available in Los Angeles area). This is during `Your Weekend Show`, which Bob is also pleased reaches listeners in Kenya from Zambia.

The ADDX schedule sort by language Farsi shows besides BBCWS and Radio Farda, the following also broadcast in Farsi on SW: AWR, IBRA, Dushanbe, AIR, NHK, TRT, CRI, BSKSA, Pakistan (inactive), Armenia; and VOA on MW via Kuwait (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) WRMI: see also ARGENTINA [non], RWANDA [non]

** U S A. 9475, May 26 at 0628, WTWW-1 is still on, day frequency! S9 but poor. Wake up, Ted. 5830 is missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Sporadic E FM DX opening from western USA and Canada, three hours after another one from Mexico [q.v.], May 25 at 2310 UT-0108 UT May 26. There may have been more between them when I took a break. The first hour conflicts with `Requiem for Radio` which I am trying to monitor simultaneously on SW 11580, 9690 and 9620; see CANADA [non]. I am in the shack now rather than on the porch.

92.9, at 2310, C&W atop OK station, Es fading, no RDS. At 2315, 2- or 3-way CCI, mentions Arizona. Presumably: [KAFF-FM 92.9 FLAGSTAFF AZ 98.0 kW H&V, 461.0 m HAAT, 92.9 KAFF COUNTRY, TODAY'S BEST COUNTRY COUNTRY] 1250 km/776 stmi

92.7, at 2313, ``Super Estrella 92.7 FM,``, Spanish, car dealer ad for Las Vegas and mentions station on 105.1 FM (which is KQRT 50 kW, Radio Tricolor). At 2320, 702-AC phone, mentions UnivisiÃn.

This is the one in Nevada, not New Mexico and axually the same station KRRN has two co-channel booster relays. Main 100 kW horizontal (no vertical!) with 587m antenna HAAT is licensed to Moapa Valley. 50-watt KRRN-FM1 is in East Las Vegas; 20 kW H&V KRRN-FM2 in Las Vegas proper. No way to tell which I am hearing, both or all, but no signs of more than one signal here. I thought the ID was ``Super Estelar``, but Estrella is confirmed as correct.

Coordinates are significantly different:
KRRN MOAPA VALLEY 36-36-04 114-35-06 1483 km/922 st mi
KRRN-FM1 EAST LAS VEGAS 35-56-45 115-02-34
KRRN-FM2 LAS VEGAS 36-20-00 115-21-41

Moapa town is about 40 miles NE of LV on I-15 on the way to St George, and there is a Moapa Valley of Fire state park nearby. You`d think 100 kW from that close would be sufficient to reach LV, but maybe there are terrain blockage issues. Here it`s mixing with the Ely station:

92.7, at 2317, jingle for ``92.7 KDSS`` in English, CCI from Spanish KRRN; 2321 local ad for a pet groomer; PSA by heart.org, ``True Country 92.7 KDSS`` jingle. RDS: KDSS_ELY stable. [KDSS 92.7 ELY NV 32.0 kW H&V, 293.0 m HAAT H&V, KDSS MAIN STREAM COUNTRY] Ely is way north of LV, at the junxion of US 6, 50 and 93, not far from the UT border. 1527 km/949 stmi

92.9, at 2316, ad for Hi Country Kia Mitsubishi, CCI. I figure this is Flagstaff too, but all searches lead to Farmington NM. Es from NM is rare! Oops, there is no 92.9 in Farmington. What about any nearby city around the Four Corners at 37N/109W? This it is, in Bayfield, just east of Durango CO: [KPTE 92.9 BAYFIELD CO 9.2 kW H&V, 344.0m H&V HAAT, 37-20-21, 107-49-25, 92.9 THE POINT, ADULT CONTEMPORARY] 871 km/541 stmi, even closer than Farmington

92.9, at 2323, ``number one music station, Y-93``. I didn`t realize at first that there was a separate Es patch to the north from the one to the west. This correlates with the French from Winnipeg on 88.1. The only match at WTFDA DB is: [KYYY 92.9 BISMARCK ND 100.0 kW H&V, 301.0 m H&V HAAT, Y-93 CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] 1184 km/726 stmi

93.7, at 2342, music CCI mixing with West Virginia baseball game. But soon obvious the game is from KSPI Stillwater OK, from references to Cowboys and `Pokes, Cody Wood, it`s WV vs OSU. Amusing announcer style reminds me of Hank Azaria`s parody of BB game callers, but nothing to be censored.

93.3, at 2345, ``Kay-Bull 93`` Shane? Company diamonds sponsor, Nissan ad. Over OKC station, no RDS. 2349 Lee`s Heating & Air ad, 801-747-LEES, leesheatac.com SLC area traffic crashes [KUBL-FM 93.3 SALT LAKE CITY UT 25.0 kW H&V, 1140m H&V HAAT, The Bull - K-BULL 93FM COUNTRY] 1311 km/814 st mi

88.1, at 2352, French YL with alternating English translation, about Facebook, Microsoft, more world lnews, radiocanada.ca, no RDS, solid at first, fadeout, but keeps showing at further chex. Only two possibilities in single Es range, Sault Ste Marie and Winnipeg, and surely the latter based on Bismarck heard earlier: [CKSB-10-FM //CKSB-1050 88.1 WINNIPEG MB 100.0 kW H&V, 223.0 m H&V HAAT, ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE, NEWS/TALK] 1504 km/935 st mi

88.3, at 2356, Marketplace (not KOSR Stillwater, not // 91.7 KOSU, which runs show at 2300-2330), then plug for Pizza Hut in BeÃtrice, and a couple other towns, mentions Catholic radio. The only BeÃtrice is in Nebraska`s southeast corner, much too close for Es, and too far for ordinary groundwave, 442 km/275 st mi, but there is an 88.3 there: [KQIQ 88.3 BEATRICE NE 0.0 kW H, 4.2 kW V, 103.0m HAAT V, MY BRIDGE RADIO, RELIGIOUS TEACHING] I doubt this would be carrying Marketplace. HQ in Lincoln, incomplete program sked is all-religion, http://www.mybridgeradio.net/on-air/radio-programs/#

How did this get here? Maybe weird backscatter involving the northward patch which should be approx. over Nebraska? How about this. An 88.3 translator, somewhere maybe Utah has its primary input overpowered by one of the other Mybridgeradio network outlets carrying the BeÃtrice Pizza Hut promo, and yes, there is one in BeÃtrice. Per website:
Central Nebraska KROA (95.7, 99.9, 106.9, 88.3)
Panhandle Area KPNY (102.3, 105.3, 88.7)
Eastern Nebraska (95.1, 88.3, 91.7, 88.9)
West-Central Nebraska (99.3, 94.3, 104.3, 95.5)

The Eastern group applies to cutaways for Sunday services, but perhaps 88.3 BeÃtrice is // at least that group elsewhen, possibly DX-inputting to the hypothetical faraway translator outputting back on 88.3. Too much further research required for likely still uncertain outcome.

Mybridegeradio has another on 88.3, this translator: [K202CJ // KROA 95.7, 88.3 DESHLER NE 0.25 kW H&V, 63.0 m HAAT, MY BRIDGE RADIO RELIGIOUS TEACHING]. But the 88.3 in BeÃtrice is not shown as // base station 95.7 KROA.

88.3, at 2359, KCPW SLC promo --- this was the one with Marketplace, at 2330 UT: http://kcpw.org/schedule/ [KCPW-FM 88.3 SALT LAKE CITY UT ONLY 450 watts H & V! Why so low? 416.0 m H&V HAAT, KCPW NEWSROOM, NEWS/TALK] 1311 km/814 st mi

NOW we are into UT Friday May 26:

88.1, at 0000 UT,, French news from CBC Winnipeg mixing with gospel music, perhaps Moore OK groundwave. 0009 still French; 0036 still French mixing probably with KWOU Woodward OK, which is marginal here groundwave. 0057 still French; 0103 French news, CCI. See above for details

91.5, at 0011, NPR ATC mixing with something about Saturday night. The WTFDA DB does NOT have a field for networx --- all you can do is search on slogan or format, incase NPR be included. And the npr.org homepage does not facilitate finding an affiliate list, but seaching directly for that leads to: http://www.npr.org/members/nprstations.pdf
and then search on 91.5 to find 32 hits. This list does NOT include any translator callsigns nor translators! E.g. no KOSU on 94.9 in Ponca City. Most likely from the PTA on 91.5 is KUSU in Logan UT, 1343 km/834 stmi. But this list is dated 11/2002!!! Almost a sesquidecade old!

93.3, at 0012, SLC ads: so KUBL-FM again, see above.

95.5, at 0013, gospel songs, ``We Shall Rise``, and another hymn, with choppy Es fading. Surely this: [KYFO-FM 95.5 OGDEN UT 100.0 kW H&V, 219m HAAT, BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, RELIGIOUS TEACHING] 1333 km/828 st mi

94.9, at 0016, ``classic rock; 0023, Edgewood Senior Living ad. Suspected this: [KENZ 94.9 PROVO UT 47.0 kW H&V, 853m HAAT, POWER 94.9, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO; also KENZ-FM2, 4.6 watts vertical only in Tooele UT] However:

ESL HQ is Baxter MN, but ``Edgewood --- This is Home | to over 2,500 residents, in 53 communities across 7 states`` Not including Utah. They go by a variety of names, but E.S.L. itself applies only to Baxter and several other MN towns; Helena MT; Jamestown ND; Mitchell & Pierre & Watertown SD; do we have a 94.9 match in any of those? Only Helena MT, but it`s a 250-wat translator of KIMO 107.3, country (but there is a 63 kW in Missoula, KYSS-FM, also country). Strike out.

97.3, at 0017, pluggedin.com for movie reviews, seemingly with a religious bias.

97.1, at 0024, rock

97.5, at 0026, ``1280 The Zone``, ad for Bow-Fort (beaufort?) Spas in Orem, Salt Lake, Logan, etc. Base station is: [KZNS-FM 97.5 COALVILLE UT 89.0 kW H, no V, 647m HAAT, THE ZONE, SPORTS] It also has 5 co-channel boosters of 40 watts to 2.1 kW in Ogden, Bountiful, SLC, Provo, North SLC. Coalville: 1277 km/793 st mi

92.3, at 0028, ``KX-92 weather eye forecast``. No hits on that or KX92 as a slogan, but searching entire USA 92.3 list we find it, with KX92 only under the PS INFO field: [KXRA-FM 92.3 ALEXANDRIA MN 13.5 kW H&V, 136.0m HAAT, 4E76, KX92 - YOUR CLASSIC ROCK CONNECTION, CLASSIC ROCK] 1077 km/669 st mi

92.9, at 0031, gospel rock, mixing with Classical, in $ tereo. 0032 mentions Winter Games (in SLC?), maybe different station. More bits of classical in and out next few minutes. Has to be this, the only Classical hit on 92.9 besides two translators in Oregon: [WSCD-FM 92.9 DULUTH MN 70.0 kW H&V, 185.0 m HAAT, HD 8467 MPR MPR MUSIC Classical CLASSICAL MPR, CLASSICAL, MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO] 1252 km/778 st mi

91.3, at 0034, jazz in $ tereo, talk CCI. The only jazz format anywhere near either N or W PTA is this: [KMSK 91.3 AUSTIN MN 0.135 kW H&V, 59.0 m HAAT, THE MAVERICK, VARIETY/JAZZ] 911 km/566 st mi

90.9, at 0035, lecture about comedy, probably a public radio. Maybe this as I just had Duluth on 92.9: [W215CG, //WSCN 100.5 HD2, 90.9 DULUTH MN 0.099 kW H&V, antenna unknown, THE CURRENT, CLASSICAL, MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO]

88.1, at 0037, phone 320-308-KDSU? 320 AC is central Minnesota, so it was really -KVSC per website ``Studio/Request Line (320) 308-5872``
[KVSC 88.1 ST. CLOUD MN 16.5 kW V only, 136.0 m HAAT, HD 494A YOUR SOUND ALTERNATIVE, ADULT ALTERNATIVE], ``Voice of Saint Cloud`` 1066 km/663 st mi

88.3, at 0039, `The World` with report from Uganda. Airs at various times, including 1906 UT on KOSU here. The stations for 00-01 UT at publicradiofan.com do not pan out, but of course emphasis is on webcasters, frequencies irrelevant. Can`t get the http://www.theworld.org webpage to load where there might be an affiliate and time list of some 300 stations.

88.5, at 0040, classical mixing with hard rock. Not enough clue

89.5, at 0041, NPR ATC about Islamic terminology, Cosby trial. Too many possibilities

91.9, at 0046, public radio stories. Ditto

93.1, at 0050, ``Starship [some music group?] coming to Grand Junxion Sept 2 at 7 pm``, tickets via 961KSTR.com But this IS 93.1. Yet at 0051, 93.1 says ``Magic 96.1 is KMGJ Grand Junxion`` [KMGJ 93.1 GRAND JUNCTION CO 100.0 kW H&V, 437 m HAAT, MAGIC 93.1, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] They are as confused as I am about which is which. Unheard 96.1: [KSTR-FM 96.1 MONTROSE CO 89.0 kW H&V, 335 m HAAT, KSTAR 96.1, CLASSIC ROCK] KMGJ: 985 km/612 st mi

96.5, at 0053, Spanish about the Mexican elexion on June 4, a resurgence of the opening from 5 hours ago, soon subsiding beneath an English, probably one of the Okies

95.3, at 0055, Spanish, romantic music in briefly

92.9, at 0056, RDS is frozen as THEREIS_, stays visible after fadeout

92.3, at 0100, sports talk with game times for baseball, hockey tonite

93.1, at 0105, Fox ``news``, very strong but no RDS, fading out to gospel rock. 0108 fade to another station with soft country, back and forth. RDS: _MERCY__ part of artist or title, then _MY_93.1 and saying ``My 93-1``, gospel? rock. Oops, that`s just my semi-local KHMY Pratt KS; at WTFDA DB you have to play with the punxuation when searching. Not 93 hyphen 1, but 93 point 1, even tho they don`t utter either word.

Opening is over, I almost hope, as I need to get on to other things, and I know I have hours and hours ahead of me to research all this, far more time than the openings themselves spanned. Welcome are any further ideas about unIDs (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2110 UT May 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 25 2017

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 7730, Thursday May 25 at 0602, Spanish song, but presumably still filling the Japanese hour from RAE without news during staff vacation. A sked received by Hansjoerg Biener from the German service May 16 showed the target for the 06 broadcast in Japanese as North America West rather than Asia North.

11580, May 25 at 1300, WRMI goes from BS to RAE, Argentine vers le Monde, en franÃais. Extremely informal rapid chat between two announcers, until starting Journal at 1302 which is also presented in same style. Lite QRM initially, maybe Sound of Hope and/or jamming. EiBi has KTWR in Vietnamese on 11580 until 1315 daily, but Aoki shows that on Saturdays only. 1328 ME music fill inserted by WRMI, own ID, and 1330 resuming RAE in French: not sure whether exactly same episode repeated. Yesterday at this time 11580 appeared to be off, but had returned by 1851 check May 24 with Brother Scare. The 14-15 WRMI hour on 11580 is still playing World Music when checked at 1409 May 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, May 25 at 0554, RHC English here is a very poor signal instead of one of the best, so hard to evaluate modulation level. 6060 is strongest signal and audio. 6000 is undermodulated. 6145 is just barely modulated. 5040 is good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6003, May 25 at 1247, noise jamming and presumably Echo of Hope on original frequency today, tho there`s a JBA carrier from something on 5995. Same jamming noise is on 6015 against KBS.

11680, May 25 at 1250, sweet music from paradise on earth, KCBS P`yongyang.

11710 & 11735 at 1252, different sweet music from VOK relay of KCBS, these two with bleeding jamming noise intermixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, May 24 at 1815, if still on the air, no signal from MWV APR in English. Had been reliable until this month. Perhaps in darker southern autumn it is no longer propagating at the first hop. Nor the repeat at 2000 which is even further into the darkside. Or just the pitiful low-solar activity MUFs we must endure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, May 24 at 1849 UT, KOKP Perry is finally back on the air with sports talk; it was still missing earlier today at 1403 UT. KLEY 1130 KS is still off, and also circa 1315 UT May 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 11430-AM, May 25 at 1305, YL with series of 8 syllables each, in tonal Asian language; interrupted by regular speech, more 8-syllables. Presumably Star-Star as in May 23 EiBi, but not at this time, only 0400-0430, 0500-0530 & 0600-0630. Latest Aoki of May 25 does not show this time either for XingXing guangbo diantai 4, rather 0300-0330 & 0600-0630 with ``random numbers`` in H3E from 10 kW ND Kuanyin site.

How do we know they are random? If so, it`s merely a distraxion, rather than encrypted spy messages, anything but random. Sounds like more than 10 kW to me; I was scanning the 11.4 MHz band for Indonesian QSO pirates, none heard. There was certainly a carrier but I did not check whether LSB was missing. Searching archive, 11430 was reported in 2016 as a Sound of Hope + jamming frequency. Now XingXing is in Aoki at 1200-1230 & 1300-1330 on 9725 instead, so maybe just moved to 11430 or in addition to 9725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIND DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1878 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 24 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast. Also confirmed Wed May 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor.

WORLD OF RADIO 1879 contents: Argentina non, Azerbaijan, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada and non, China, Iran non, Japan non, Korea South, Laos, MÃxico, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Slovakia non, Tibet, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1879 ready for first SW broadcasts May 25. Now with further attrition of WRMI airtimes, the dÃbut is 2330 Thu on WBCQ, and not on WRMI until Saturday night!

While I always give priority to SW airings, I remind everyone that WOR episodes are available ASAP from our website, five different podcast routes, several webcasting stations, notably early UT Thursdays on World FM in New Zealand. Full schedule with linx at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
Even our first SW broadcast is almost too late for some very perishable news, a special May 25 at 2300.

Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
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 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490 // 5130, UT Thu May 25 at 0146, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback. Surprised to see current sked for this is a 3-hour block. Some other programs must be gone. ALL the AWWW entries:
Thu 00-03 7490, 01-03 5130; Sat 00-01 7490 & 5130 & 5130 (twice; but really runs way past 0100, sometimes almost to 0200 at least on 7490 in original live broadcast); Sat 23-24 on 9330. AWWW, sometimes very old ones, can show up anytime there is an hour to fill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 9930 & 12105, May 24 at 1820, all WTWW transmitters are missing. I should have checked 5085 & 5830 whether they were on night frequencies by negligence, which has happened before. Propagation is certainly OK, with neighbors WWCR very good on 9980 & 12160, fair on 13845 & 15825. Next check at 0147 UT May 25, 9475 is nominal, 12105 is missing, and 5085 is open carrier/dead air. It`s always something at this slipshod operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1629 UT May 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 23-24, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 24 2017

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. Further chex for expanded RAE relays on WRMI, May 23-24:

11580, May 23 at 2119, now RAE German has replaced R. Slovakia in English during this hour, including some tango.

11580, May 23 at 2225, this hour is still in Spanish // 5950, not Italian. RAE did upload an Italian hour to WRMI as early as May 22 along with all the other languages. (One has to be careful monitoring, as the Argentine accent in Spanish is Italian-influenced, and Italian service might include clips in real Spanish.)

7730, May 24 at 0015, still `Jazz from the Left` on WRMI, instead of RAE in Spanish, so perhaps other variety programs during this hour will also continue for a while longer.

11580, May 24 at 0146, PCJ Radio International is still running during this hour on UT Wednesday, as an additional frequency for the RAE English hour has not been implemented; remains on 9395 only.

7730, May 24 at 0610, Japanese RAE again, but 5850 is now in BS // 5890 WWCR not synched. 5850 had been running World Music mostly during this hour. The WRMI grid shows the 06-07 Japanese and 07-08 English on BOTH frequencies. With 08-09 Chinese and 09-10 Japanese on 5850 only. Really, 15-16 JST in the summer is too early to expect much propagation to Japan on 5850; and even 7730 may not be making it much that soon.

11580, May 24 at 1316 and 1351 chex, during RAE French hour as heard yesterday, off the air! Or JBA carrier possibly exciter from WRMI, as 11825 WRMIBS is S9. Or Sound of Hope 0.1 kW in Taiwan as in Aoki and/or provoking ChiComjam (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15520, May 24 at 1400, JBA carrier; could Spain be there on Wednesday? Aoki shows VIRI in Urdu until 1420 daily, so that overlaps with Spain on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1020, May 24 at 1403 UT check, KOKP Perry is still off the air, as it has been since at least May 20. Is there any explanation at
http://tripleplaysportsradio.com/
Of course not! But soon to be redubbed Double Play Sports Radio (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1878 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday May 23 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, fair, much better than very poor // 15770. Also confirmed Tue May 23 at 2348 the 2330 airing on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, very poor. Also confirmed Wed May 24 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, S9+10. Next:
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 24 at 1403 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is still off the air, since at least May 20. Is there any explanation at
http://rockingmradio.com/kley-100-31130/
Of course not! Don`t know about 100.3 FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report despatched at 1614 UT May 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 22-23, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 23 2017

Hauser
Nigeria frequency should be 7254.942, not typo 7354.942. Tnx to Wolfgang Bueschel for catching; fixed:
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On Tue, 5/23/17, Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com> wrote:


** NIGERIA. 7254.942, May 23 at 0548, VON is already on, S9+20 with rappish Afromusic, dead air, and resumes. Warming up for the 0600 Hausa, presumably preceded by a few minutes of official drumming IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

 

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