** CUBA. 15230, Dec 23 at 1408, open carrier/dead air from RHC, while 15340 is modulated with VG signal. At 1414, 13780 is not off the air yet this Sunday, along with 11760 and several //s playing a Brazilian song about carnaval, during `Amigos de Cuba` show. Next check at 1523, however, 13780 is off before scheduled 1600* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 7475, Dec 23 at 0558, and still at 0625, no signal from ERT during the Radio Filia hour, off the air, while 9420 mainstream VOG remains poorly audible with Greek-Orthodox cantors, as usual on Sundays.
9420, Dec 23 at 1405, open carrier/dead air, presumably VOG, while 15630 is audible with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Dec 23 at 1440-1450+, wonderful Kurdish music and better reception than usual from Denge Kurdistan, presumably via PRIDNESTROVYE. Marred, however, by IADs averaging maybe 4 per minute at very irregular intervals. Why don`t BRB fix that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT [and non]. 9750, Dec 23 at 1351, Qur`an with poor signal, surely can only be R. Kuwait.
21540, Dec 23 at 1412, usual mix of R. Kuwait with Spain, but now with additional QRM: regular squishy pulses, 4 at a time, pause, repeated. This fades independently of the other two signals; not heard anywhere else on this or other bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 21600, Dec 23 at 1502, The Mighty KBC, via Wertachtal, GERMANY, another special one-hour broadcast with rock music, jingles, 1510 ad for a world receiver from KBC with phone numbers in Netherlands. 1511 ID, Motown Sound. VG signal, 1549 check fading a bit. There are to be two more of these, Dec 25 and 26, but not on December 24.
This demonstrates what could be accomplished if there were a single national broadcaster left in Europe interested in shortwaving to North America in our mornings. Instead, we get a commercial station with rock music which is hardly in short supply here, but appreciate it nonetheless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 4790, Dec 23 at 0200, choral music, very poor with lo het and CODAR QRM. Presumed R. Visión; no other broadcasters known on 4790. Listed as only 500 watts, like some other Peruvians on 60m which have better signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA. 11895, Dec 23 at 1418, almost open carrier, with flutter, just-barely-modulated music. EiBi shows only V of Russia, Turkish at 14-16 via Saint Petersburg. Aoki agrees and adds 200 kW, 247 degrees. That azimuth must be a typo as HFCC has the more believable 147 degrees toward Turkey. But what about the lack of modulation?? The Popovka site has been mentioned as possibly due for closure at yearend, along with Samara, and others? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday Dec 23, WTWW-2 must have gone off circa 0400, when checked at 0415, unlike most weeks staying on 2+ hours more. Before then was GFRN show with Rod Hembree. No sign of the 5086v unID now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1648 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday Dec 23 at 0500-0529 on WTWW-1 5830. Heard beginning, checked middle, and still on air at end, so presumed thruout. Next: UT Monday 0530 on WRMI 9955, also Tue 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 910, Dec 23 at 1425 UT, report about polio in Pakistan. Sure sounds like NPR `Weekend Edition Sunday`, and yes, it`s // but not synchro with KOSU 91.7, so has to be WSUI Iowa City IA, our ex-WORLD OF RADIO affiliate, rarely heard here. Direxional day pattern has minor lobe at 245 degrees, null at 208 degrees, with major lobe almost due north. While our true direxion is close to 225 degrees (SW) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 930, Dec 23 at 1345 UT, infomercial about some brain remedy, 888-928-6928, in WKY null; KPDQ website posts that toll-free number as from “Quincy Bioscience / Pre Vagen“. 1359 a different 1-800 number and maybe different station; 1359 IDs for “Newstalk 930, KLUP Terrell Hills-San Antonio“, plug Bill Bennett show, 1400 SRN “News“. Suspect call alludes to Loop 410, the ring-around-the-Alamo. This is well past local sunrise of 1315 in Dec (1330 in Jan), so on 5 kW non-direxional daytime facilities.
Another successful log by carefully nulling my semi-local 930, WKY OKC. AM Switch in NRC DX News Dec 3 reported that WKY had requested extension of an existing STA due to antenna problems making them 5/1 kW non-direxional, rather than 5 kW day and night, direxional N/S at night.
Special temporary authorization from FCC may explain why I can
rather easily null WKY and pull in some other stations. So not looking
forward to resumption of 5 kW direxional toward Enid at night. December WKY official sunrise is 1330 UT; January 1345, so this log is on daytime facility anyway.
WKY`s correspondence file at FCC includes this from May 22, 2012, expiring 6 months later, authorizing extending the STA at that time:http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=34004
This shows authorized N/D night power of 1.25 kW, not 1 kW. And there are also previous letters in the correspondence file (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1060, Sunday Dec 23 at 1434 UT, Mormon Tabernacle announcer introducing a series of Xmas carols, loops NW/SE, surely KRCN Longmont CO. Yes, matches their sked, `Music and the Spoken Word`, Sun 7:30 am:http://krcnradio.com/schedules/krcn-am-1060
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1070, Dec 23 at 1330 UT, SRN “News“, “AM 10-70 KNTH“ ID, plug Iheartradio streaming, i.e. U4 10/5 kW Houston TX, “Intelligent Talk Radio“ per NRC AM Log. I beg to differ if they affiliate with far-right far-Christian SRN. Found this after rotating from Mormon Tabernacle, probably KNX; and unusually not much from KLIO Wichita except a fast SAH. Official KNTH sunrise in Dec and Jan is 1315 UT, so must be on day power and pattern using 11 towers vs only 9 at night! Here`s the day pattern with major lobe to SSE, secondary NNW usward:http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/58118-6865.pdf
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 680, Dec 23 at 1322 UT, in KFEQ cowboy-show null, sports talk with an echo. One is surely KNBR, so the other must also be ESPN. NRC AM Log possibilities: WCNN Atlanta, WHBE KY, but most likely WMFS Memphis TN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1080, Dec 23 at 0608 UT, something in English CCI to KRLD in its null, SAH of 216/minute = 3.6 Hz. Unusual to hear any such thing; altho there are several US stations with significant night power, none of them should be getting into an area this close to Dallas.
Maybe it`s CKKY Wainwright AB, which per NRC AM Log 2012 has a 9 kW direxional at night CP to move from 830? Unlikely: websitehttp://www.key83.com/ shows it`s still Key 83, and wikipedia says a month ago they applied for FM 101.9 instead, another attempt to get off 830: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKKY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)