** ANTARCTICA. 15476, no LRA36 June 23 at 1253, 1310, 1348 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake June 23; very poor conditions today with little extracontinental above 12 MHz. K-index 3 at 12 & 15; SF 93 yesterday.
16100, JBA at 1346
14700, very poor at 1256
13920, fair with flutter at 1256
11500, fair at 1259; JBA at 1352: none between this and 16100
10300, fair at 1259
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 17820, June 23 at 0557, big S9+18 carrier, then DW IS, seeking siblings for a while longer, 0600 Nachrichten. This is 250 kW, 295 degrees from RWANDA also USward, the only hour from this site, but DW uses 17820 at other dayparts via UK, Portugal, Sri Lanka, even WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Much more sporadic E analog TV DX June 22, continued from last report, in UT:
1908 on 6, net-5 toon dominating CCI briefly
1935 on 6, net-7 bug UR, dark film over CCI, then losing to net-5 toon
1941 on 6, net-5 with Spongebob, also 2007
Then I switched to FM but coming mostly from USA, except 90.7, 87.75, q.v.
2050, MUF has dropped to ch 3
2203 on 2, old movie from southwest with bug UR showing 38 degrees, something in a box to its right, and below that tu canal, and 4:03 PM clock, i.e. UT-6; therefore it is XEPM in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, scarcely one megameter away, closer than usual E-skip range.
2204 on 4, novela VG with Azteca-13 bug in UR. Ch 4 used to be El Paso, but this would be either Chihuahua city XHIT or Hermosillo, Sonora XHHSS. Hmm, Mexico could now move an analog ch 4 into Juárez.
2205 on 5, gobierno federal PSA for ifai. Either XEJ Juárez or XHFI Chihua2. IFAI = Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información Pública.
TVDX was fading out and I was busy producing WORLD OF RADIO 1570 the next few hours, but next check it`s back, UT June 23:
0230 on 5, Azteca-13 novela from WSW, surely XHAQ Mexicali; 0253 Calimex ad, back to A-13 novela; A-13 still in and out at 0443.
0230 on 6, briefly snow-free, US drama with TV14 rating upper left, also unusually letterboxed, no audio to tell whether English or Spanish, but probably XETV Tijuana in English.
0231 on 3, fútbol with heavy CCI from same offset (a common problem with XHQ Culiacán way down the coast.) The other surely XHBC Mexicali. (Robin Harwood in Tasmania says the Women`s World Cup is currently being held in Mexico — I didn`t really notice whether the players yesterday vs a Congo were female; imagine that — nothing like the distinctively-uniformed Lingerie League.) 0306 on 3, net-5 bug UR, vivo and Televisa logo LR, shots of female fans, then back to fútbol (or in this case, futbola?).
0540 on 3, XHBC now with Televisa promos, local news about Tijuana. Distinctive N bug for Noticias in LR, clock 22:40 = UT -7. Somewhat unusual to have Es still incoming after local midnite (not really = 2308 LMT).
Altho Es was working on HF 15 MHz, inbooming WWCR, WEWN, nothing on VHF the next morning, except a brief fade in of algo on 2 at 1550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 11835, Thursday June 23 at 1402, fair signal from endangered RN in English, less ACI now from 11830, only RHC, no WYFR. Talking about home heating, less wood fuel gathering, 1403 leprosy. It`s `South Asia Wired`, from this week`s previews:
“Programme in which South Asians get to talk to each other. Leprosy has laid an indelible mark for generations in one village near Jaffna. But these days, its sufferers are claiming back their dignity and their rights with the help of a traditional musical theatre called Koothu. Also in the programme we hear about how homes in Pakistan’s Hindu Kush mountains that used to be cold and filled with filthy wood smoke during the harsh winters have undergone a revolution. What’s changed? Find out on South Asia Wired. This week, South Asia Wired is hosted by Sara Nics. First airing: Thursday 14:00 UTC“
11835 is 250 kW, 50 degrees from MADAGASCAR at 1400-1457 only.
Complete remaining English from RNW per WRTH A-11 update2:
1000-1100 daily SEA 12065pht, 15110pht
1400-1500 daily SAs 9800trm, 11835mdc
1800-1900 daily SAf 6020mdc
1800-2000 daily EAf 15495wer
1900-2100 daily CAf, SAf 7425mdc
1900-2100 daily WAf 11615kig (ex 11610)
We can sometimes also hear the 15495, 11615 broadcasts.
The previews also say: “Hello, On Monday 27 June from 0600 to 1200 UT there will be live coverage in Dutch from The Hague on the cutbacks RNW faces. Go to http://play.rnw.nl/player/index.html?channel=nl
to follow this coverage. In Europe you can also hear the broadcast on shortwave 5955 kHz, and from 0800 UT also on 1296 and 9895 kHz. Enjoy our programmes! Hilary“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. It`s time for WTJC to degenerate into a nasty spur producer for a while again: 9370, June 23 at 1252 is overmodulated and crackly during hymn putting out scratchy spurs around 9395 and 9345 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15825, June 23 at 1347, WWCR has built up to a hefty S9+22 tnx to sporadic E (but not reaching VHF in analog), which previously has been enough to audiblize the spur field circa 15670, but no sign of it today! Perhaps the transmitter has been tweaked; it`s still squealy in the background on 15825 itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1570 monitoring: Thursday June 23 after 1500 on WRMI 9955, presumably first airing but all I can hear is a SAH with presumed Taiwan; no jamming, anyway, unlike the WON on 9965. WRMI repeats are: Thu 2100, Fri 1430, Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, etc., etc. On WBCQ: Thursday 2130 on 7415 = NEW which started last week. On WWRB: UT Friday 0330v on 5050. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 17545, June 23 at 1409 rock music, then YL ID as VOA Music Mix. 16m reception much degraded, but this lo-latitude signal is fairly good, 100 kW, 124 degrees from São Tomé. Too bad the programming was nothing substantial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. While ch 2-6 were full of Mexican signals from the south, I switched to FM monitoring again June 22, indoor DX-398 on AC with whip only, and found that band open from the WSW:
2012 on 96.5, promo for Oahu trip contest on what sounded like “Kix-zee 96.5“, then website I thought spelt kixy.com, San Diego zoo ad. But its real calls are KYXY per FM Atlas! And the real website is http://kyxy.com which forwards to http://kyxy.radio.com/
2014 on 94.9, Las Vegas ad, circuscircus.com. RDS showed “94/9 Music FM It`s About Music“, or something like that, showing in bits and pieces. The slant is distinctive, anyway. Spoken ID as “FM 94 [pause] 9“, ad for San Diego Hydroponix, so it`s KBZT in San Diego CA.
2018 on 91.5, BBCWS news about China, then calling for comments on Facebook. How about spending all your valuable/expensive airtime on real news instead of asking listeners what we think about it?! 2019 local break has KJZZ Phoenix AZ promo, traffic.
2026 on 97.7, `Fresh Air` interview, not // 91.5, but surely a public radio station. Seems too strong to be a translator. The only possibility in the area with an asterisk in FM Atlas is KQVO in Calexico CA, a 6 kW relay of KPBS San Diego, relog as explained at
2030 on 99.9, ad mentions “East Valley“ — rather generic, but the area around Escondido is known as San Diego`s East Valley. However, there is no 99.9 closer than San Bernardino, so let`s try Phoenix — yes, “East Valley“ also applies there, where 99.9 is KESZ.
2035 on 90.7, Spanish music mixing with English talk. The latter likely KPFK Los Ángeles. Cantú shows two BCN stations now:
90.7 XHMOE Los 40 Principales Mexicali, B.C. 100,000
90.7 XHTIM La Mejor (anteriormente en 97.7) Tijuana, B.C. 11,500
2046 on 87.75, English ad probably XETV gives way to Spanish religion, probably a ch 6 analog audio-only `Franken-FM`, KSFV-LP, Guadalupe Radio in Los Ángeles (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. More mystery 1000 Hz tone-tests June 23:
1255 on 17800, poor with flutter; instead of ceding to duly registered DW Rwanda in Hausa from 1300, tone stays on, under DW at 1311, 1325, 1345.
1351 on 11620, poor and now 17800 is off; still on 11620 at 1401 and 1405, but not at 1419.
1405 on 11980, AND on 11620, so we know at least two transmitters are doing this. By 1419, 11980 is JBA, and even less so, a trace at 1428 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###