** BELARUS. Re my unID on 11930 under nonsensical Cuban jamming, April 3 at 0524, Rob Wagner, Australia, thinx it is indeed R. Belarus, as in his blog early April: “11930 BELARUS. R. Belarus – Minsk. Noted at 0435 in Belarussian. NF“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1663, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOLIVIA [and non]. 4717-, April 4 at 0059, very poor signal with music, but not much audio is making it elsewhere on 60m from South America, i.e. R. Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura, in the clear except for occasional utes on hi side. Time permitting when monitoring on the porch for Chaski at 0100, I also sweep the 60m band, which is understandably less productive now as it`s close to sundown here. Not tonight or recently do I also hear the other off-frequency -7 station, on 4747, Perú`s Radio Huanta 2000; is it still active, or signing off earlier than nominal 0100 as in WRTH 2013? There is however a big het around 4825, presumably Peruvian(s) vs Brasilian(s) I have yet to unravel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 6135, April 4 at 1250 in Chinese with hum, no doubt CNR1 jammer against new frequency from Taiwan in Chinese, as noted by Ron Howard and Martien Groot, at 10-15, thus also blowing away Shiokaze/Sea Breeze from Japan to Korea North at 1330-1430 on its last-heard frequency. So time for another QSY already; will they hasten? This mess also blox Yemen and Madagascar on 6135, bothers Laos on 6130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1663, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ROMANIA for more jamming
** CUBA. 5745, April 4 at 1246, still wall-of-noise jamming altho weak this late, as the DentroCuban Jamming Command hasn`t caught on that R. Martí is totally gone from this frequency. Well, at least they can jam the weekly VOA Radiograms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9490, April 4 at 0105, R. República still has VG signal via replacement site in FRANCE, but now there is heavy OTH radar on the hi side, 9491-9514 or so, and can still barely hear that when tuned to 9490. Cyprus? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 13850, April 4 at 0526, seems Arabic with humbuzz, only fair signal but unfortunately amounts to the SSOB, i.e. R. Cairo, 0200-0700, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Abis to E North America and W Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 15275, April 4 at 1256 song in French, good signal until cut off at 1257*. It`s DW via RWANDA, except they are clueless in the studio that SW transmission must end 3 minutes before hourtop. To resume in Hausa at 1300 after switching to an even better azimuth for US (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 4750-, April 4 at 1245, poor signal with Indonesian talk, RRI Makassar, but with some hum, which at first I thought would be from the other carrier detectable with BFO, presumably Bangladesh rather than China or China; but then I notice the hum surges during pauses in RRI modulation, so that means it`s transmitted that way. You shouldn`t artificially boost modulation by turning up the Optimod when you don`t have a quiet carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 17540, April 3 at 2147 check, NHK in Portuguese, very good signal via WHRI at 2130-2200, replacing French Guiana on 11960, after first using 11880, that was usurped by Cuba in early B-12. Let`s hope RHC doesn`t decide to use 17540 too. Yet now we have to strain to hear R. Japan in English, which they could have put on WHRI too. Harold Sellers also reports 17540 as excellent in British Columbia, tho it must be aimed at Brasil.
11970, April 4 at 0527 check, NHK playing Japanese rap(?), to fill out the 0500 English broadcast via FRANCE. At least the signal level now is almost on a par with neighbor Turkey on 11980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1663, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1650, April 4 at 0542 UT check, is KYHN Sallisaw/Fort Smith AR, finally programming? NO, still with program preview reel over and over and over including self-aggrandizement as a 10,000-watt station eclipsing puny 1,000-watters, even tho it must also be 1 kW after dark. Closing in on two months of this nonsense (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 4 at 0058, R. Chaski carrier still detectable in the noise; 0101 I find there is new noise on the USB, so I have to monitor instead on the offset LSB to hear the carrier cutoff which is at 0102:28.5, four seconds later than measured last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA [and non]. 11870-11875-11880, April 4 at 0528, DRM noise is most obvious by the hash it puts upon 11870 WEWN, i.e. RRI again this summer in English at 0530-0600, 300 kW [really full power?], 307 degrees from Tiganeshti to W Europe, but same azimuth as to N America. Same thing went on last A-season and nobody cared but me — theoretically, altho I certainly do not really *want* to listen to WEWN in Spanish to S America, so I will be criticized by Andy Sennitt for complaining about “collisions“ when the target areas differ and I am in neither.
Well, SW is a worldwide medium, as one might know by now, and signals cannot be restricted to one CIRAF or another. When there are plenty of free channels, as is increasingly the case thanks to all the shutdowns, there is NO reason not to avoid QRM completely; all it takes is more astute frequency management, with knowledge of real spectrum occupancy. This is especially imperative in the case of DRM broadcasters which occupy at least 3 channels at once, and often more, depending on the strength; yet another example of why DRM should be banished to the fixed utility bands.
15435, April 4 at 1302, hets and jamming noises. I can only conclude that the ChiCom are now jamming Romania too, since the only thing scheduled here at 1300-1330 is RRI in Chinese! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TAIWAN for more jamming
** SPAIN. 21540, April 4 at 1309, REE is back here underneath Kuwait, after a foray to clear 21515! Why? I did hear them on 21515, March 31 and April 1, but not on April 2 or 3, and now on April 4 nothing on 21515 either; at first not sure of 21540 until Spanish faded up vs the Arabic. Kuwait signal poor; Spain very poor on 21540 and on clear 21610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [and non]. 15265, April 4 at 1257 clear open carrier, 1259 Chinese announcement undermodulated and timesignal, soon hit by het and CCI in Chinese as CNR1 jammer attacks RTI, 250 kW, 225 degrees from Tanshui at 13-14, per Aoki. Similar mess to what was piled up on 15250 before 1300, but that was jamming VOA Chinese via Tinang. Nothing at all, of course about 15265 in HFCC, where the ChiCom ban anything from Taiwan and also modestly omit their own jammers, which extensive network would be the envy of most other nations for true broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1663 monitoring: first airing confirmed Thursday April 4 at 2100.6 on WTWW-1 9479, usual excellent signal. Next: UT Friday 0330v on WWRB 3195 (and maybe, we hope, less noisy 5050); UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 1730 on WRN via SiriusXM 120; Saturday 2330 on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 2315v on WTWW-2 9930; Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955; Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-USB.
Full schedule including many webcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 860, April 4 at 1222 UT, traffic report mentioning “the 1604“ which immediately leads to the grand loop around San Antonio, also a “farm-to-market“ route, which again nails it to Texas, where such are the fourth-level road network below interstate, US, and state highways, so no need to hear the “KONO 101.1“ ID which followed along with “gun-accurate traffic“ (is that what she said???), and San Antonio ads, totally dominating KKOW Pittsburg-without-the-h KS, briefly at sunrise skip (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 870, April 4 at 0558 UT, with WWL nulled, again hearing Vietnamese song past hourtop, 0602 Vietnamese announcement. No KFJZ calls detected, but did say “Tieng noi voi“ or somesuch. This daytimer is still cheating overnight, so if you hear Vietnamese in the nightmiddle vs WWL, it`s not Saigon but Fort Worth TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1663, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 880, April 4 at 1223 UT with KRVN NE nulled, KLRG Sheridan AR is quite good with `America`s Morning News` interview about Atlanta school cheaters, guest referencing his http://www.fairtest.org site. Signal equal to KRVN until KLRG sudden fadeout 1227.
Following my previous log, Fritze Prentice confirms: “There has been a format change of programming on KLRG 880/K233BF 94.5 in metro Little Rock. KLRG (880) Sheridan AR and FM translator K233BF (Greenbrier/NLR AR) have dumped much of the fringe brokered programming for Black Gospel music, and the right wing “America’s Morning News” (AMN previously heard on KKSP 93.3 before that station’s flip to sports). Seems being the 3rd talk radio station in the market has had an effect and KLRG was known for its bizarre programming the past few years.
One thing is certain, Alex Jones is no longer part of the KLRG lineup.
— Fritze H. Prentice, Jr KC5KBV, Star City AR EM43aw
I wonder if there is still any connexion or overlap with WTAN Network programming from Clearwater FL, this big tail having been wagged by that little 1340 graveyard dog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 940, April 4 at 1229 UT, KIXZ is “The new 9-40“, and now streaming so can be heard everywhere! http://voiceofamarillo.com But now at sunrise skip, it`s VG direct and dominant on 940 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1320, April 4 at 1237, TSN news looping SW/NE, plus fast SAH no doubt from off-frequency KCLI Clinton OK, but skipping over it; plus SS QRM probably XECPN Piedras Negras, Coahuila beyond it. This has to be the other Texan 1320, KVMC Colorado City, 1 kW daytimer which NRC AM Log confirms is on the Texas State Network; it`s on I-20 between two other aqueous towns Sweetwater and Big Spring. This Colorado refers to the *other* River which goes on to Austin, what`s left of it after all those LCRA dams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1430, April 4 at 1240 UT, “All-new KZQZ, 50,000 watts“, then “House of the Rising Sun“. So its CP up from mere 5 kW must be on now, the 50K applying to daytime, still 5 kW at night, and U4. St Louis MO COL, but address across in Belleville IL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1550, April 4 at 0547 UT, expecting the usual dominating TIS Branson-promotion station KLFJ in Springfield MO, 28 watts at night, but instead Cape Girardeau ads, and ID as “Cape 15-50 and 100.3 FM“. So that`s one station beyond, KAPE, 48 watts at night! Yeah, sure; day power: 5000 (and there is a third 1550 Missourian in the other corner, St Joseph) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search around sunrise here at 1209-1213 UT April 4: detected on 594, 702, 774, 828, 1008, 1098, 1116. Can`t be positive all these are real, as 594 seemed to peak N/S, and 1098 was unlikely Marshall Islands in past years. But how will signals at 9-kHz intervals be audible on my DX-398 otherwise? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)