** AUSTRALIA. 5055, August 8 at 1146, JBA carrier from presumed 4KZ Queensland, despite storm noise level and switch to indoor longwire for safety. During July, Ron Howard had noted it cutting off the air by a timer, a few seconds earlier from one day to the next, reaching 1148:52* by July 31, so I am expecting carrier to vanish sometime during the 1148 or maybe 1147 minute — but it does not! I am about to tire of listening to its JBA tone with BFO on 5054, when finally it stops at approx. 1157:11.5*, wouldn`t you know it, when I have glanced away from my watch. Perhaps Ron can confirm the new timing.
4835, that accomplished, still on the indoor longwire, I retune for the other low power Aussie, OzyRadio in NSW which Ron says had reactivated August 3 after a monthlong absence. 4840 WWCR has just closed at 1158, helping to audiblize the 4835 JBA carrier, but which here could also be Sikkim. Ozy normally stays on much later, far too long after sunrise here, so I am not going to log it by matching a cutoff time like with 4KZ. I shall be very lucky ever to hear something really identifiable from OzyR, such as the ex-RA version of “Waltzing Matilda“ it plays at some set times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9200, Aug 8 at 1142, CNR1 jammer // echo jammer on 9660, and 9680.. It`s here to block Sound of Hope, of course, per Aoki on 9199.907 but no het heard from that. I wonder how permanent, non-variable those exact SOH measurements may remain? CNR1 off after 1200 at 1205 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100, Aug 8 at 0605, RHC English is VP S9-S5 and also JBM; 6000 is S9+10 but JBM somewhat distorted; 6060 is S9+10/20 with good mod; 6165 S9+20/30 with good mod. 5040 is off by now, but 5025 Rebelde is also just barely modulated at S9+10 to S7. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Aug 8 at 1201, RHC is S9+10 but JBM; // 6100.00 has good mod at S9+20/30, but fails to radiate from off-frequency-minus. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
13660, Aug 8 at 1323, RHC is S4-S6 here and mostly readable, despite being a leapfrog mixing product another 40 kHz lower of squealy S9+10 13740 over normal S9+20 13700. But there is *no* matching leapfrog the other side on 13780; what`s not with that?? Nor are there any extremely distorted FM spurblobs today out of the 13700 transmitter. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 9790, Aug 8 at 0545, RFI in French with OK modulation rather than humbuzz; 7220, Dandal Kura via Issoudun is very poor, carrier seems a bit rough on BFO, but too weak to tell if humbuzzy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA [non]. 7290.00, Aug 8 at 1126, JBA carrier, not off-frequency, so not reactivated RRI Nabire, but rather after 1100, CNR1 Beijing site, per NDXC/Aoki. Window for Nabire is when I should stay in deep sleep. Aoki says it starts at 0500, but Ron Howard does not report it before 0742 and off as early as 0910 to as late as 1026*. FWIW, Nabire sunset is 0903 UT, varying little as almost equatorial. Would not hurt to check later the ex-night frequency 6125, which they stopped using long before 7289.92 quit a biyear ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 17550.00, August 6 at 2133, JBA carrier from presumed R. Kuwait in Arabic toward California, not way low as previously caught by me and Ivo.. Need to keep an ear on this for English at 20-21 as happened at least once, per Ivo Ivanov:
“Strong signal of Radio Kuwait in English/Arabic on 17549.7, July 29
2000-2100 17549.7 KBD 250 kW / 350 deg ENAm English, instead of Arabic
2100-2400 17549.7 KBD 250 kW / 350 deg ENAm Arabic Gen Sce, as sched“
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 650, Aug 8 at 1118, Radio 65 promo that it`s also “en el cien — 100.5 FM“. XETNT Los Mochis, still holding onto AM, and we hope for good, as Mexican AMers are dropping like flies, so we need to keep reconfirming the ones that remain.
810, Aug 8 at 1110, dominant signal from south, ID between songs as “Radio Rey, la más [poderosa?], seis, nueve minutos“. Should not be claiming powerfulness, as IRCA Mex Log had it as only 1000/100 watts, XERI, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and so does WRTH 2018. By now probably on hefty day power. On DX-398 vs heavy local storm noise. Our sunrise 1144 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7254.932, Aug 8 at 0532, VON is already on with song prélude, maybe in English? Cut off at 0557 for percussion IS runup to 0600 Hausa opening; VG S9+10/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES. 9794.98 approx., Aug 8 at 1133, “O, Sole Mio“ in non-Italian language catches my ear; not CNR1 as not // 11785 jammer. EiBi shows FEBC Iba site this hour in Vietnamese, and indeed 1137 Viet announcement follows. So they probably turned the great tune into a hymn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 15119.874, Aug 7 at 1314, JBA carrier, from what? Nothing scheduled on 15120 at this hour per NDXC/Aoki, unless Saudi Arabia in Bengali stayed on late after 0900-1157. Aha, EiBi, now updated to Aug 3, shows not only that but Riad [sic] further in Urdu at 1200-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1941 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday August 7 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. While producing 1942, remaining two airings via WRMI not checked as normally JBA carriers or less, anyway: Tuesday 2030 on 5950, 7780; 2130 on 5950.
WORLD OF RADIO 1942 contents: Anguilla, Australia, Bougainville, Brasil, Cambodia, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan and non, Moçambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan non, Taiwan, USA, Zimbabwe non; and the propagation outlook
WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing Tuesday Aug 7 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v; this is the one reliable 9330 airing if everything clix, and I had availablized it more than an hour earlier. Also confirmed first WRMI airing, Wednesday August 8 at 1030 on 5950, S9+10/20 on inside longwire during a storm. Next:
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe] Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v 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 #1943?] Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Aug 8 at 1334, KVOH is already on way early before nominal *1400, with praise music in Spanish, S8 and building. Propagation varies widely; some days JBA after 1400. Websked at
still claims to start SW at 1400, but webstream is always running with Spanish or English available if they turn on transmitter elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 770, Aug 8 at 1113 UT, “Newsradio 94.5 FM and AM 770 KKOB“, new “Roswell“ movie to be made in Santa Fé; 1116 anti-American commentary by Rush Limbaugh, making me want to puke. What a pity that NM`s #1 AM station purvey this crap (and also subordinates itself to an FM translator, which surely blox Duques from hearing 100 kW Gallup 94.5 line-of-sight at elevations in The Heights, 200 km/125 miles; now called KYAT with a Navajo name, and format/country).
KKOB relay is K233CG, on Sandia Crest, 3251 meters AMSL, with 250 watts direxional WSW across the city. KKOB already had its own full-power Cresttop FM on 93.3, but separately programmed.
Back to 770: I should not be hearing this big dominant signal at 5:13 am MDT, pre-sunrise, certainly not the 230-watt fill-in from Santa Fe, but the 50 kW main transmitter from the North Valley of ABQ, which is supposed to be nulling toward us and WABC, so either the pattern is way out of whack or they are just running non-direxional day pattern already. (BTW, no sign of TPs on 774, not in season yet, also edged by music from 780 KSPI Stillwater.)
Speaking of ABQ, later this morning at 1350-1455 UT, I catch repeat of the new season première of `Better Call Saul` on AMC cable. I`ve never followed this nor its sequel `Breaking Bad` despite the ABQ locations, out of general distaste for the subject matter, no matter how great the acting be reviewed; but decided to give this a chance. Hmmm, I don`t think I`m hooked for any more episodes (Glenn Hauser, OK, ex-Albuquerque, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 9610, August 8 at 1140, VN relay via VOA Greenville, violating Separation of Church and State, is still running in Spanish. Finishes with VR theme/IS at 1145 and immediately off by 1145.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11460+, slightly on the plus side, JBA carrier, August 8 at 1128. Probably explained by Aoki as Sound of Hope and/or ChiCom *jamming, but SOH Taiwan had been measured on the minus side, 11459.844. I wonder how permanent, non-variable those exact SOH measurements may remain? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1801 UT August 8