** CHINA. Firedrake July 25 circa 1230:
12980, very good at 1227; none lower
16100, JBA at 1234
15570, fair at 1313
12230, good at 1335; none in the 11s, 10s
12980, good at 1335
13920, good at 1335; none in the 14s, 16s, 17s
15495, very poor at 1332
15560, poor at 1332, het on lo side, ex-15570
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 12000, July 25 at 0557, lite pulse jamming against nothing, long after VOA Spanish is finished at 0100.
9514, July 25 at 1221, the RHC 9540 transmitter is out of whack again, extremely distorted FMy blob, modulation barely // an echo apart to 9550, and nothing on 9540.
However, at 1340 it`s centered closer to 9515, but no specific carrier to pinpoint. 9550 is now off, but matched an echo apart to 13780, and at 1342 I noticed that weak 9540 fundamental is also on, and in synch with the 9515 spur which is much louder but very distorted. Could not detect a matching spur circa 9565 aside the bigsig from the 9570 CRI relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9650, July 25 at 0103, very poor signal from something, checking after report from Mark Taylor WI, in NASWA Flashsheet of VIRI here in Turkish at 0030-0130, as now scheduled in the middle of the night there, for observant Turx gorging on an early breakfast, and wanting to listen to Tehran, where they are holier, before fasting all day. Sunrise in Ankara is currently 0241 UT, so a 0130-0230 UT timing would have been more effective.
This led me to find these Ramadan-only IRIB specials in HFCC dated 20 July to 20 August only, some of them self-conflicting:
1930-2330 5940 & 6010 Azeri from Kamalabad
2130-0130 7325 & 7360 Arabic from Sirjan, 270 degrees
2230-0100 7405 Tajik from Kamalabad
2330-0030 6010 Azeri from Sirjan [conflicts with Kurdish below] 6010 Sorani Kurdish from Sirjan [conflicts with Azeri above]2330-0030 6005 & 6080 Sorani Kurdish from Kamalabad
2330-0330 6005 Azeri from Kamalabad [first hour conflicts S Kurdish]0030-0130 9650 Turkish from Sirjan, 310 degrees, good for NAm. In case there are more on slightly different dates, did not search further.
BTW, as I was checking the IRIB website http://worldservice.irib.ir/ I found linx to new/unknown languages Aran and Taleshi, both apparently Turkic and for Azerbaijan, not in WRTH schedules; that close, could be on MW only (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TV DX July 24, UT:
1512 on 2, some video fades in with antenna south; 6m Es maps would imply Canada, but not from the NNE. It is too often the case that 6m Es displays don`t do justice to Mexican openings
There was a huge Es opening into FM and even weather band over the eastern US, into Cuba, Caribbean, but probably not extending this far, I hope as I was not remonitoring until:
2303 on 2, turned on to find Info-7 in progress amid CCI; probably Tampico
2303 on 4, net-4 f bug in LR during apparent news, also algo on 5
2351 on 2, something fades back in briefly
UT July 25:
0014 on 2, fade-in video, P&G ads in Spanish with Olympic connexion
[see CANADA for a while]0314 on 2, Spanish from south revives, CCI
0314 on 4, novela, Azteca-13 bug UR, again 0331
0314 on 5, fútbol
0344 on 5, “Televisa Veracruz“ audio promo mention, while video CCI, i.e. XHAJ, Las Lajas
0345 on 6, promo with full screen DANIEL, and later LALO; unknown bug UR
0348 on 6, music with loud live DJ, audience; now a better look at the UR bug: it`s the Multimedios star, with PLUS below and to the right of it. So it`s XHTAO in Tampico or XHLGG in León, per Oglethorpe. From backdrop, show name includes NOCHES, and FUTBOL.
0458 on 3, full-screen ID with the Grupo Pacífico italic 3 in an oval, and XHQ-TV, XHQ-DT = Culiacán, Sinaloa. Es still incoming as it`s almost local midnight CDT but not really, = 2230 LMT
0505 on 2, from southwest, set with large ND, seems about sports, so maybe means Noticiero Deportivo; network or local?
0520 and 0555 final check still bits of video DX on 2. During the evening I also tried FM from time to time but nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [and non]. 15120, July 25 at 0559, poor signals, mix of V. of Nigeria ID with CRI fill music and 0600 CRI theme and ID. The two about equal level this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13802 & 13698 approx., July 25 at 1228, 1230, very light but definite modulation spur spikes matching VOA Spanish 13750 Greenville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13845, July 24 at 1909, WWCR-3 is missing, while 1 & 2 are inbooming on 15825, 12160 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, July 24 at 1905 and 2257, WTWW-3 is still missing today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7506.4, July 25 at 0103, WRNO big signal but undermodulated and somewhat distorted gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11715.0, July 25 at 1337, KJES fair signal with undermodulated singing, remaining on-frequency! Transmission is still very irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9331, approx., July 25 at 0610, big carrier is overriding WBCQ 9330; occasional warbling. Suspect a Cuban spy transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)