(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 3 at 1418, Bangladesh Betar is making it thru again after winter months of non-propagation: characteristic hum which they still haven`t fixed, flutter, during S Asian music, and talk presumed Urdu, 1422 vocal music; weakening, 1429 announcement, 1429:50 dead air and off at 1430*. This transmission was also our best bet last fall (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CAMBODIA [non]. 9960, March 3 at 1219, Cambodian talk, fair signal, no jamming, and no transmitter problem like there was yesterday for T8WH PALAU`s R. Australia relay later on 9965. At first I thought this was on 9965, that far from the Cuban jamming and no WRMI on 9955, but FRG-7 parallax misled me. 9960 does have the RTTY QRM which is there most of the time aside WRMI/jamming, and is worse by 1224.
HFCC shows this is the BRB-brokered hour on HBN, and Aoki shows the details: Khmer People Power Movement on Sat/Sun/Mon such as today and Khmer Post Radio on other days, 100 kW, 270 degrees from Medorn.
Recorded at 1229-1231 after change of speaker but no ID detectable, and no music. You could also hear how Cambodian sounds different from Vietnamese:http://www.w4uvh.net/KPPM9960.rm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9550, March 3 at 1357, open carrier as I am checking an inquiry from Steve Handler, who heard the REE IS here before 1400. Meanwhile, I am still hearing that starting at 1358 on 7435 before the CRI Nepali service as always. But 1359 and still no REE on 9550. Finally part of it plays for a few sex mixing with timesignal immediately before 1400, and then a mix of two, or maybe three Chinese signals: CRI Vietnamese service from Beijing site (which had just been in a 3-minute break); CNR1 jammer against VOA Chinese this hour only via Tinang, Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COSTA RICA. 5965, March 3 at 0700, REE relay is off, while it was on a few minutes earlier. This alone had been scheduled very late until 0800* and thought that was still the case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6010, March 3 at 0642, double anomaly from RHC. This English frequency is off, audiblizing 6005 BBC English Ascension; and 6060 is in Spanish instead of English, leaving only 5040, 6125 and 6165 for RHC English, which are overplenty (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. 15215, as I was processing other recordings, also fixed this one up of the opening of R. Öömrang on Feb 21 at 1600, including the dead air before joined in progress, with some English segments for the first six minutes:http://www.w4uvh.net/amrum2013.rm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, March 3 at 1201 I check R. Verdad, which signs on much later Sunday mornings; used to be circa 1255, too late to get much here, but now on the frequency I am hearing 6 notes repeated every 13 seconds, four ascending and then one higher, and repeated prolonged, C-D-E-F-A-A in the C5+ range ending at 880 Hz; an IS I had not heard before, as I don`t catch them at sign-on time since I discovered TGAV 13 years ago. Recording:http://www.w4uvh.net/TGAVis.rm
Soon after I stopped the tape, at 1204.5 the NA started, which we know runs 4-5 minutes at sign off after 0600, so I moved on until recheck at 1213 with programming in progress (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL. Another busy day on 10m for the USB contesters, already well open to S America, March 3 including with [QRZ.com info]:
at 1406 on 28455 approx., LP1H, calling CQ Contest with no answers for quite a while; [RAMON DE LA RUA (LU5HM), PRIVATE ANTENNA FIELD, CORDOBA]Lots of other L- stations from Argentina. Also a PJ2
at 1412 on 28423, HK1NA [CONTEST CALL, DXARC, COLOMBIA, BARRANQUILLA]at 1415 on 28538, CE3CT [Roberto Ramírez, Chicureo, Chile]Like yesterday, I am not bothering to log the station each contacted at the moment, since I am not trying to QSL or prove anything, and that could be looked up online anyway; just to be sure the call I hear mentioned is the station transmitting, not the one contacted.
I need to search out the TX5K Clipperton DXpedition; SSB frequencies:http://www.cordell.org/CI/CI_pages/CI_Frequencies.html
28575+, 24975+, 21285+, 18165-, 14185, 7185, 3785
Countdown clock shows it has another 6+ days to go (Glenn Hauser, OK, March 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 730, March 3 at 1342 UT, gobierno federal PSA, Grupo Radiorama promo, Ke Buena ID with 107.1, i.e. the usual dominator XEHB, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, back to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 2910, March 3 at 1213 UT, XEVT, Villahermosa, Tabasco, 3 x 970 harmonic is peaking about now, as good as it ever gets. Recording:http://www.w4uvh.net/XEVT2910.rm
Starts with timecheck for 6:13, and a few other peaks of readable Spanish audio, such as mention of “mujer y el poeta“. Catching call letters is very difficult, rarely mentioned, but previously firmly IDed. Altho I`ve heard it many times, I haven`t yet seen a single other report of it from anyone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, March 3 at 0644, open carrier with encroachments from the higher pitches of Brasil 6180; no doubt XEPPM hasn`t turned off the transmitter yet after nominal 0600* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MICRONESIA. 4755+, March 3 at 1156 I am unfortunately awake, so a good time to check the carrier cutoff of PMA The Cross, not much modulation making it: 1159:40*. This compares to 1159:43* as reported by Dave Valko on Feb 22, and by Harold Frodge on Feb 24, while Ron Howard also heard it Feb 24 until 1159:40*. Perhaps there is a margin of error. I was wondering whether it would slide a few seconds per day earlier or later, like R Chaski, Perú, 5980 slides 5 seconds later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, March 3 at 0648, RNZI with feature about different versions of Israeli folksong `Hava Nagila`, some with clipbits by Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell, Bob Dylan, Connie Francis. Of these, only Dylan is Jewish and his was the furthest-out. Soon wrapped up; presenter sounded American, probably from another US public radio documentary which RNZ National likes to relay around this time and no US SW station would dream of airing; then promoted `Sounds Historical` coming up at 8:00 [= 0705 UT] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 930, March 3 at 1309 UT, WKY, La Indomable in its token English pubaffs show in the Sunday morning ghetto when they hope listenership will be minimal: guest on `Sunday Morning Magazine` is from the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, about pets, then break for adstring: some kind of joint promotion in Spanish with Anheuser-Busch; ABC-TV ad in English for “Red Widow“ premiering tonight; Home Depot in English; back to show with Phil Enzinga (sp?) host, who speaks perfect English, as does his next guest about Camp Clap-Hands, of the J. D. McCarty Center for developmentally disabled children (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1580, March 3 at 1334 UT, KOKB Blackwell is again in open carrier/deadair atop the skywavers, while its sisterstation 1020 KOKP Perry is programming nominally (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, March 3 at 1232, WINB is on with M&W about fellowship, Bible-based couples` ministry. Must have just signed on as nothing there when I tuned across just before 1230. Only on Sundays is 9265 in use in the mornings; other days starts much later on 13570. Matches online sked as of Feb 17: *1230 Sun, *1900 Mon-Fri, *1730 Sat. No sign of shifted 9273v as heard for two or three nights in Feb (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 770, March 3 at 1319 UT, `Perspective` from ABC news is playing, and I know this is its long-time position on KKOB Albuquerque — except this is definitely looping N/S rather than E/W! In the NRC AM Log the only other likely ABC affiliate on 770 at this hour is KATL Miles City MT, and I think Sunday 1306 UT is a convenient feed time on the ABC Network when a lot of stations carry it in their Sunday-morning ghettos. Unfortunately, there is nothing resembling a program schedule at http://www.katlradio.com/ Official March sunrise at KATL is 1315 UT, when 10 kW non-dir day power starts after 1 kW DA-night with apparently no PSRA.
Just as I tune in, long ad break in Perspex, including: heart disease for women; Diane Sawyer; autism starting with NASCAR tie-in; ABC News wins Murrow Award; 1322 still more: Rebuildingtogether.org, http://www.cdc.gov/cfs on chronic fatigue syndrome. 1324 finally resumes, with Robin Roberts` interview of the FLOTUS which no doubt was on TV before, and NOW:
I am getting this twice, as KKOB is also in from the E/W, 31 seconds after the other station. It too went to N-D day pattern at 1315 UT in March. Next break at 1330, KKOB is still in well while the N/S station is outfading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 960, March 3 at 0602 UT in the KGWA Fox-hole, it`s time for a commercial break in ABC news via KMA Iowa, but another commercial overrides, for Insurance Solutions, both with own 800 numbers, the latter followed by blues music, and DF seems further down, fitting for WABG Mississippi. If only they would run a local ad in this period, let alone an ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, March 3 at 0715 UT, I notice that KBXD Dallas is hard to hear, as it often has been, so I ask Jerry Kiefer:
Hi Jerry, Lately I`ve noticed that KBXD does not have as much of a signal here on the average, as it did when it first came on. Wonder if you have made some antenna and/or power adjustments, perhaps in deference to KQAM? Or maybe the initial pattern was not exactly right? Or some suppression of skywave? (Not good for the DX test! [March 17]) 73, Glenn, Enid“ And he replies:
“Hi Glenn, I’m not surprised you noticed. We have been doing a MOM proof. Running lower power most of the time days and nights. Adjusting the pattern, etc. The night lobe is 317 degrees so after being tightene up it should be bit west of you. Our tower site is about 10 miles SE of downtown Dallas so we put most of the soup right over town. We will be back up to full bore for the DX test. Thanks, Jerry“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 3975, March 3 at 0645, VR is VP! Only recently this was inbooming, often the best of the lot for the 0630 mass, but now getting too far into daytime, or just bad conditions tonight? 3955 DRM from Skelton is still noisy enough, but considerably closer to the terminator.
VR 6075 is equally very poor; 7250 covered by SSB tnx to a contest; 9645 is best but only fair, about equal level to the hetter Bandeirantes on the hi side. This broadcast is also on 15595, which might start showing in springtime if not in A-13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 880, March 3 at 1314 UT, spirited discussion in Spanish, mentions mujeres, “cien metros“ a couple times, so maybe about women`s track & field? In tight null of KRVN N/S. No KLRG now which often occupies that null, from AR to the east. Previously had XEV Chihuahua city which is a R. Fórmula news/talker, best bet, but also XETC “Kiuu“ == Q as pronounced in English, Torreón, Coahuila. Sports talk is format for XEAAA Guadalajara, Ultra per IRCA Log, but doubt it`s that at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1179, March 3 at 0712 UT, off-frequency making a het against 1180s. Again I check the nulls and conclude it`s from the NW/SE, not the NE/SW. My previous log of this happened to be when Spain was inbooming to New York on 1179, NRC`s Bruce Conti says, and he thought I was getting it too, along with 1521 from Spain, not Saudi Arabia. But my 1179 is definitely not from Europe`s direxion, and most likely one of the multiple Rebelde Cubans straying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)