** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 25 at 1400, tho S Asia is certainly propagating, e.g. AIR DRM 15045-15055, no signal from Bangladesh Betar until cuts on at *1401:20 with carrier, soon hum and joining music in progress; 1402 `Yih Bangladesh` ID in Urdu; 1411 into music as I always wonder whether during this semihour the lyrix are in Urdu or Bengali.
So missed the variable timesignal today, but that`s no excuse: BB had 15 minutes to get 15505 tuned up after the Nepali service presumably still on 7250 until 1345. At 1415 stepping 1 kHz on the DX-398, it`s also obvious that besides the lo-frequency hum on 15505, there are separate roaring parasitic spurs at discrete frequencies 15500.5 and 15509.5. And this is a `new` transmitter?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake March 25 after 1330:
11500, poor at 1331
11970, good at 1334
12370, good at 1335
12670, good at 1335; none in the 13s, 14s
15515, good at 1336 with flutter; 1356 with heavy flutter
16160, fair at 1336; none in the 17s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also INDIA [and non]
** CUBA. 12060, March 25 at 0104, lite pulse jamming audible here on 2 x 6030 against Martí.
11840, March 25 at 0106, RHC Spanish with no buzz around it, strangely enough. Don`t count on it being permanently repaired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PERU [and non]
** EGYPT. 9720, March 25 at 0108, Spanish about Mali, 0109 outro news with R. Cairo ID, theme music, then 0110 `Noticias y Análisis`, Fátima mentioned, maybe name of the announceress. Remarkably, the modulation is at decent if not 100% level! Unlike English normally JBM after 0200 on same transmission, 250 kW, 330 degrees from Abu Zaabal. What happened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUIANA FRENCH. 9504, March 25 at 0117, weak spur with squealing Spanish from 9490, R. República via RMI via MSY relay, more so than the match around 9476. Soon, no more spurs, and no more fundamentals either from GUF!
Despite destroying the GUF facilities, TDF does not lose this business: from A-13, same frequency at 00-02 daily moves to Issoudun, FRANCE, 250 kW, 275 degrees toward Cuba; hefty, but less of a match for the jamming, and bound to be weaker here, no longer directly beyond the target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KOREA SOUTH [non]
** INDIA [and non]. 9870, March 25 at 1255, enjoying AIR VBS music, but not for long: *1259 on comes Chinese, as CRI English is finishing the language-lesson filler. It`s about time AIR became frequency-flexible in the face of all this CCCCCCI, but some stations just won`t change, no matter what. Except when transmitters wander around on their own (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA [and non]. 3325, March 25 at 1233 M&W conversation in Indonesian, RRI Palangkaraya, poor signal but better than usual. Only other Asian on 90 m is weaker 3205, presumably PNG; only other tropical Indonesian is 4750 mixed with offset carrier, presumably Bangladesh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9526-, March 25 circa 1250, I can tell the VOI carrier is on due to 4+ kHz het with 9530 Chinese-American radio war, still past 1300 when English scheduled. Ron Howard confirms it`s back today after missing since last heard March 12 per Atsunori Ishida. Still useless here, too weak vs ACI, regardless of modulation level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 11635, March 25 at 0107, KBSWR good in Spanish about Korea North, i.e. doomed GUIANA FRENCH relay entering its final week, altho missing from HFCC B-12 listings; to be replaced in A-13 at 01-02 by WHRI on 9605, which is off the air this UT Monday, having cleared out whatever it had on there one night a week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, UT Monday March 25 at 0505, surprised to hear the Mexican NA on a fixed radio, so hoping for anything but XEROK, quickly grab the DX-398 to get a DF on it, but too late, only hearing XEROK, which would normally be antheming at local midnite MDT = 0600 UT; however, maybe Sunday nites only plays it right after `La Hora Nacional` which originates live from DF at 0400-0500 UT until the rest of Mexico goes on DST April 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 1480
** MEXICO. 2910-, March 25 at 0535 UT, very weak music, slightly on lo side, presumably 3 x 970, XEVT, Villahermosa, Tabasco, as per my previous extensive tracking. Mike Gilchrist in east-central Iowa has also been hearing this lately, not yet with a definite ID. As I found they are extremely rarely given.
Schedule is roughly 11-06 UT, presumably to become 10-05 UT with Mexican DST which does not start until April 7, a date originally coördinated with USA, until we moved it almost a month earlier, dragging border towns along with us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Monday March 25 at 0500-0505 UT, KGWA Fox-hole, dead air but the hum level is worse than usual, and all I can hear underneath at precise null is ABC News, i.e. KMA, Shenandoah IA. Often on UT Mondays there is no hole, but you never know whether there will be one or not from KGWA Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 25 at 0054, Cuban pulse jamming against nothing is worse than usual, but with BFO, the carrier from R. Chaski still detectable. 5990 CRI/CUBA splash lasts a semiminute past 0100, still jamming on 5980, no modulation audible, but the carrier goes off at 0101:37.5* = 5 sex later than last night.
Our sunset was at 0047 UT and the streetlight came on about 0055. In two weeks, Enid SS will be at 0100, and the Chaski signal, even if unimpeded, will be degrading progressively at this end of the path. In a trimonth circa Solstice, our SS will reach 0153 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** THAILAND. 9950, March 25 at 1405, YL with strange accent in English about the price of gold: it`s R. Thailand on poor signal, which I have somehow missed logging here thruout B-12.
Unusually, A-13 HFCC for NBT shows no change, still 9950 at 1400-1430, but the rest of English will be: 9390 at 1230-1300, 1900-2000, 2030-2045; 15275 at 0000-0030, 0030-0100, 0200-0230; 17770 at 0530-0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TUNISIA. 7275, March 25 at 0526, IWT is back! This morning service in Arabic at 0400v-0626* went missing on March 15. The other absentee, 7335 is also back for the 0600v-0810 overlapping transmission checked at 0608 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 12005, March 25 at 0104, fair signal with flutter in SW Asian language. It`s Pashto from Deewa Radio via Iranawila, SRI LANKA, 340 degrees at 01-04 per Aoki and HFCC.
But in a week with A-13, 12005 will be taken over by Voice of VIETNAM`s N American service, starting with English, 282 degrees via Woofferton, UK. Let`s hope it does better than 9640 in the B-season; at least it`ll get away from the REE/Costa Rica QRDRM from 9630. Is 282 the best beam WOF can manage for eastern USA, CIRAF 8? The only land it strikes is Florida around Jacksonville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VIETNAM [non]
** U S A. 12105, March 25 at 1403, WTWW English ID, Bible “in 10 different languages“ [not yet!], going from Russian to Arabic, amid heavy QRM from Burmese, i.e. R. Free Asia via SRI LANKA overlapping until 1430. In A-13 the collision instead will be KSDA in Chinese until 1500. Can`t FCC and IBB coördinate a bit better? Not if they are not living in the real world of SW reception far beyond designated targets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1661 monitoring: as advised by Ted Randall, he had some time to fill on WTWW-2 9930, so played WOR again at 2315 UT Sunday March 24; very good here at midpoint 2330 check. This was presumably a one-off, unlike the new Saturday 2330 airing. After 2345 back to music, and circa 0000 March 25, change to 5085 for a while longer including a preacher.
11995, March 25 at 0105, Pastor Pete Peters mixed with music, on the DX-398, i.e. 5830 WTWW-1 coöperating with another super-signal on 6165, RHC, adding up to 11995 due to receiver overload, *not* transmission, so 11995 is not to be reported as a real frequency for either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 690, March 25 at 0547 UT, open carrier/dead air presumed from KGGF Coffeyville KS again, with KTSM El Paso audible underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [non]. 6175, March 25 at 0528, WHRI is still imposing its own stuff on the tail of VOV relay: Worldvision commercial, 0529 full ID with `OCS` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also USA non]
UNIDENTIFIED. 1480, March 25 at 0600 UT I am again trying to ID the Mexican in the mix instead of KBXD. Very heavy QRM, sounds like “La Voz del Tiempo“, maybe mentions Los Mochis, but there is no Sinaloan on 1480.
Closest match to that slogan in Cantú is La Voz del Pueblo Hña-Hñú, XECARH, Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, 5 kW daytimer, which would certainly be an exotic catch. IRCA shows 2.5 kW day at 1200-2300, unknown at night. WRTH shows 2.5 kW fulltime and location as Cárdonal, Hgo., 1300-2300 in Spanish, Otomí and Náhuatl (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)