** CHINA. Firedrake April 29, after 1300, not a complete bandscan:
15485, fair at 1307 with het on hi side vs V. of Tibet, Tajikistan
15500, fair at 1317, het on lo side; ex-15485
15555, fair to 1305* cut off
13970, very good at 1348; none in the 12s
14800, very good at 1348
15490, fair at 1344, ex-15500
15610, fair at 1342, ACI to WEWN 15615
15970, poor at 1344
16100, good at 1345
16700, fair at 1345
16980, fair at 1345
17100, poor-fair at 1346
17170, JBA at 1346
17450, good at 1346
13850, fair at 1424; none in the 12s
14800, good at 1424
15600, poor at 1425 vs beeps still on 15603
17170, good at 1425; none in the 16s
17450, fair at 1426
17570, fair at 1427, CCI from V. of Tibet, Madagascar; none in the 18s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13780, April 29 at 1350* RHC cuts off as soon as `En Contacto` is finished and anticipatory “Día del Trabajo“ song in break before `En Cía. del Doctor` starts on all the other frequencies, 17730, 17580, 15340, 15230, 11860, 11760, 11750, 9540, not audible on 11690.
13780 is supposed to run until 1500 if you believe RHC`s online schedule and/or the deceptive one Arnie Coro has been sending out, replete with other departures from reality for anyone axually turning on a radio. It`s Sunday, another day when there will be no `Aló, Presidente`, so probably why 13780 turned off early. None of those listed frequencies from 1400 on the air at 1514 check.
This Sunday, RHC did manage to get the Esperanto service on the air, 11760 at 1513 check with a rock song in Esperanto, from the limited canon of such and I think I`ve heard it before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, April 29 I manage to check R. Educación as early as 0430, and yes, the carrier is on, but no, there is no audible modulation. Can`t have one without the other. Don`t they realize they are failing to modulate? Just flip the switch turning on the transmitter and forget it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. As in last report, the sporadic-E TVDX opening faded out April 28 by 1740 UT — usually Es stays out after local noon, but today it came back around 1831 with Spanish CCI on channel 2.
1843, still mix on 2 and now MUF up to ch 3, 1846 a net-5 movie, featuring bats, snow free for a while.
1843, ch 2 with net-5 promo
1846, ch 4 is now opening up with CCI, but I have other stuff to do so miss the rest of the afternoon`s opening (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 90.5, April 28 at 1855 UT, now there is a local signal, meaning I`m not going to hear XEDA or any other DX unless it is very strong. Yes, new KGVV Goltry (transmitter really closer at Carrier), with gospel music, 1903 “My Praise FM“ joint ID with originator KLVV 88.7 Ponca City (which we can get anyway direct), not to mention the 98.5 translator inside Enid, which is no longer required, but still running // 90.5 and 88.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 17635, April 29 at 1312, YL with prayer in English, amens, into another language, Vietnamese? No, Cambodian, per Aoki, AWR via Trincomalee, 125 kW, 65 degrees, at 1300-1400 mixing Malay, Cambodian, Laotian, and Thai depending on which half-hour and which day of week. This is one of those temporary substitutes for KSDA while in partial maintenance, schedule effective until June 30 only; so don`t delay if you want to QSL this station/site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15725, April 29 at 0519, poor signal on AM in assertive Arabish speech. 0528 as I was switching receivers and antennas, bit of music and change to English so I missed ID if any, weakening and lost to the noise by 0535. Presumably new clandestine Voice of South Sudan Revolutionary Radio as others have reported around this hour.
Meanwhile I compared to other African signals on 19m: at 0520, 15400 Dabanga via Madagascar, fair and better than 15725; 15580, VOA Botswana poor and worse than 15725. These were on indoor `long` wire due to storms in our area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1614 monitoring: confirmed with very good signal on WTWW 5755, UT Sunday April 29 at 0400. Remaining WRMI 9955 airings: Sunday 1530, 1730, Monday 0500, 1130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)