** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Feb 12 at 1900, day after day I have checked this WRMI for the RAE German relay as has been scheduled since January 8 — and finally, today, success!! The RAE sounder fires, and opens in German. 1952 music I fear might have defaulted back to Okee, but it`s still RAE, “Argentina al Mundo“, Spanish ID at 1956. At 2000 RAE sounder again, and opening Italian. At 2029 recheck amid the DX program mentioning various kHz, and something about Tajikistan; so this is the “Friday“ edition aired on Monday, which seems to be the standard delay (at least) in various languages.
Once again, Feb 13 at 1914 check, music, but it`s RAE as IDed in German at 1915; and 2029 recheck a tango and Italian announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1917, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see USA: WRMI for more
** CANADA. More beacons at bedtime; see also USA:
218 kHz, Feb 13 at 0708, RL and dash: Red Lake, Ontario, N of Kenora,
500 watts, now heard in OK; maybe no OK monitors at classaxe?
248 kHz, Feb 13 at 0709, WG, Winnipeg, Manitoba; 250 W, add OK
346 kHz, Feb 13 at 0711, YXL and dash: Sioux Lookout, Ontario; 1000 W
351 kHz, Feb 13 at 0713, YKQ and dash: Ft Rupert – Waskaganish,
Quebec; 500 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15508, 15438, 15302, 15233, 15162 approx., Feb 13 at 1541, RHC spurs out of 15370-AM are not very strong today and only the closest are audible, up to S9 but not demodulating in FM mode tuning. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Tue Feb 13 at 1449, FG Radio via WRMI with news items including something about paving all the roads in Malta, finished at 1453 and again playing classical music fill for rest of quarter hour, from a Brahms symphony, I think (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, Feb 13 at 1207, checking for XEROK, with KQCV OKC nulled — not a trace; only CCI is another weak station in English. If on from Juárez, must be very reduced power.
870, Feb 13 at 1211, XETAR, time chex and ID in Spanish, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua; other usual Chihuahuans still audible on 700, 710, 730 — but no 800 XEROK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Feb 12 at 1832 UT, I tune in KOSU OKC for the second half of `Fresh Air`; instead I hear an automated ID and timecheck for “one o`clock“ by Jennifer Reynolds, and the opening teaser for `The Takeaway`, which is the 1:06 pm = 1906 UT program, and throwing to the news almost on the hour — and, and — dead air for almost 30 minutes! until the world catches up to the real 1901 UT and, finally, here comes the news.
Obviously nohuman is minding the store at KOSU, maybe because it`s noon hour, or maybe because they always depend on the automation to do the right thing — but the clock must have been way off. I don`t know whether the `The Takeway` billboard was really advance for today, or left over from a previous day. Could be the show is always recorded earlier. This is not the first time that KOSU has had a serious programming problem (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5130-, Feb 13 at 0038 check, Brother Scare is audible on this WBCQ. See also USA: WRMI! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Beacons at bedtime, following CANADA, q.v.:
353 kHz, Feb 13 at 0713, LI: Little Rock AR (I was hearing this tuned
to 351, under YKQ at a different pitch)
356 kHz, Feb 13 at 0801, OD: must have been ODX, Ord, Nebraska, only
call including OD around this frequency. Maybe I also wrote X
as I was half-asleep with a sometimes partly dry pen (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1916 monitoring: not confirmed UT Tue Feb 13 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB — but a JBA carrier, unlikely from anything else, and if so, presumably airing WOR. Much weaker << than neighbor 9265 WINB, << 9395 WRMI. I missed checking 7730 WRMI at same time, but John Anderson reports: “7730: Just listened at 19:30 EST on Monday 2/12. The transmission comes in great in Winterhaven, CA“
Still running behind in getting all material together in time for Tuesday broadcasts, so 1916 continues repeating: confirmed Tue Feb 13 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, VP in noise, much better but only fair on // 9455. Also confirmed Tue Feb 13 at 2130 on 9455. Once again at 0030 UT Wed Feb 14, 9330 JBA carrier, so WBCQ may be on with WOR at low power and/or hardly propagating.
WORLD OF RADIO 1917 contents: Argentina non, Armenia, Bonaire and non, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and non, Germany, Iran and non, Japan, Korea South, Kurdistan non, México, Nigeria and non, South Carolina non, Turkey, UK and non, USA, SWL Fest, Sony drops SW, propagation outlook. Ready for first airings Feb 14:
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1918?] Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Feb 13 at 1758, Brother Scare is reactivated on WRMI! Very poor but recognizable; not audible on // 7780 but could well be on and not propagating at midday. As Peter W Hanson tipped us, WRMI website schedule updated Feb 12 shows Overcomer revived at different times than before, fortunately displacing nothing but some Oldies:
So now we know: his disappearance after arrest in December was for financial rather than ethical reasons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395 // 7780, Feb 12 at 2129, WRMI with Oldies ID, not Power Hour.. Also Feb 13 at 2131, WRMI with Oldies again on these frequencies instead of `The Power Hour`; including VOA News starting at 2143. O, the latest WRMI sked has removed TPH from this 21-23 block as well as 13-15. It had been showing sporadically, last heard Feb 9 all during the 21 UT hour as I reported (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 14 at 0308-0317 UT, after lots are being reported across North America: 531, 549, 558, 567, 576, 558, 594, 603, 612, 621, 639, 666, 684, 693*, 702, 711, 729, 738, 765, 774(2), 783, 801, 828, 837, 855*, 864*, 882*, 891*, 909, 936, 954, 999, 1008, 1026, 1044(2), 1179, 1197, 1206, 1215(2), 1386?, 1413, 1422, 1458, 1503, 1512, 1566, 1575(+ jambuzz??).
At 0339 I also have something off-channel on 595 which would be Morocco, unless it`s my KZLS-1640 spur.
* means the stronger ones; (2) means two carriers, or maybe more. Wish I had a Q-multiplier like on my old HQ-160; just too much hash/ACI from all the North American stations. This time I have left Preamp 2 on the R75 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0604 UT February 14