** CHINA. Firedrake April 7:
15570, fair at 1414, het on lo side with V. of Tibet, Tajikistan.
None in the 17s, 16s, 14s, 13s or 12s at 1416-1418; but some maybe still in top-of-hour hiatus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COSTA RICA. 930, but audible here on webcast only, TIRCR, Radio Costa Rica, with Berny Solano`s new show, 0300-0400 UT Sunday April 7. He has been recruiting contributors in the DX world, but not really about DX. First episode started with Héctor Pino in Chile talking about his bout with colon cancer; then Henrik Klemetz in Sweden, about cultural differences, such as punxuality which he came to understand during his years in Colombia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Previous info about this:
El próximo sábado 06 de abril de 2013, de 9 a 10 pm hora de Costa Rica (03 a 04 UT [domingo]) estaré iniciando un programa llamado “Mundo Sorprendente” en una sencilla emisora denominada Radio Costa Rica 930 AM y http://www.radiocr.net La idea es hacer un programa variado sobre la Vida, la Radio, la Tecnología, Misterios y Enigmas, etc. Es un programa sin fines de lucro, yo mismo pago el espacio y es por la pura pasión de hacer radio. Es un proyecto experimental porque no tengo experiencia (Berny Solano Solano, WORLD OF RADIO 1663, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ECUADOR. 6050, April 7 at 0105, must be HCJB, with Andean music, poor signal; however, better than nothing but the timesignal I recently detected at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 11970, UT Sunday April 7, R. Japan via FRANCE to Africa, fair-good signal but heavy fading, `Friends Around the World` still exists, with mailbag segment including John Fisher and others from USA lamenting end of service to us. Solar flux zoomed to 135 on April 6, which no doubt helped (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Re previous report, I misread the times on their program grid; correct to: “`KBS Listeners Lounge` now occupying the times formerly filled by “WWF“ — so is it just a name change and will the same mailbag and DX segments continue, or not? I.e., :25-:60 during the one-hour broadcasts on Saturday, and :10-:30 during the half-hour broadcast“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 15540, April 6 at 2050-2052, R. Kuwait rock music keeps on playing, no break for news headlines as used to be the case; so this token has been dropped? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1570, April 7 at 0613 UT, XERF YL in Spanish says this station is live 24 hours, her show until 5 am, and then mentions that the rest of Mexico, except certain states, is about to go on DST too. Border towns like Acuña had to shift when the US did a month ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, KOSU and webcast: I continue to resent KOSU`s flip from classical to Okie indie music (for lack of a better term), 10 hours a night, and mostly avoid it, but I must admit that late Saturday nights I`ve been groovin` to bits of techno on this show at 9 pm – midnight CT = 0200-0500 UT Sundays; from KOSU`s schedule:
“SpyLab — Katie Wicks. Katie Wicks is our resident international superstar DJ. She hosts SpyLab, a dance mix show on Saturday nights and co-hosts the largest weekly dance party in OKC, Robotic Wednesdays. She has had two original dance songs chart in the World Top 100 Beatport charts. She has been hired to DJ in L.A., NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Portugal, Spain and Costa Rica“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 7 at 0056, once again a typical weak Chaski carrier is observable in the noise level and splash from 5990 CRI/Cuba. Even bits of modulation. From 0059 I monitor continuously and the single carrier goes off at 0102:46.5* which fits the Chaski pattern. Last night`s absence must have been anomalous (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA [and non]. 15435, April 7 at 1318, some weak music vs pileup of hets and other jamming, as RRI is scheduled in Chinese at 1300-1330, 300 kW, 67 degrees from Tiganeshti. So much for the once-great Sino-Romanian alliance.
We should check whether all RRI`s other Mandarin frequencies be jammed; per HFCC A13:
where Romania is RRO to avoid confusion with Indonesia, and Chinese = zho: 1300-1330 also on 17860; 0400-0430 on 17780, 21540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SERBIA [non]. 9685, UT Sunday April 7 at 0105, IRS is on in English! Contrary to their own new schedule,
but in accordance with what they have really been doing — shifting English half an hour later than other nights on UT Sundays only. This is because priority Serbian programming variations require bumping English around. Criticising “ Washington`s full support for Pristina“, i.e. breakaway Kosovo. International Radio Serbia ID [yes, still sic, words not in any other order as sometimes mis-reported]; 0106 sports segment; 0107 odd repetitive “stay tuned“ ID sounder. Usual huge signal via Bijeljina, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SWAZILAND. 15360, April 7 at 1415, TWR music box IS heard once, then open carrier; was tail of their 1400-1415 daily Urdu service, only attempt to reach Asia, and also a best bet here, way off-target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17885, April 7 at 1418, very strong and steady open carrier, as a typical Greenville pre-check, but not scheduled from here any later: just BBC Ascension after 1800. Saudi Arabic was on 17885 until 1400, but too close for that. Presumed a test-only GB frequency, well prior to VOA 1730 broadcast on 17895, since the latter is now occupied by Saudi Arabia until 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1663 monitoring: new time on WTWW-2 9930 did not eventuate at 2330 Saturday April 6: instead checked at 2340, it`s hymn-singing `Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories`, but 2342 dead air, 2344 start `Moments of Inspiration` which had been appearing a semihour earlier. 0004 recheck UT April 7, 9930 is still on, and WOR has started! So I hasten to notify my ygroupies. Normally QSY to 5085 at 0000. 0027 rerecheck, now 9930 is off but 5085 is on weakly, and it`s // 12105 WTWW-3 with Spanish Bible! 0056 rererecheck, now it`s Ted Randall`s `QSO` show with interview about ham radio.
I gather from Ted that he still intends to run WOR at 2330 Sats on 9930, but there was a problem downloading it in time, thus the program shuffling. However, Philip Hiscock in Newfoundland says the frequency change was made at 0007 amid World of Radio. Let`s hope for better luck Sunday at 2315v, when WOR has also been airing on 9930.
The WTWW-1 airing of WOR at 0400.5 UT Sunday April 7 on 5830 recurred without problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050-AM, UT Sunday April 7 at 0104, WWRB extra transmitter is on the air again // weaker 3195, with male hymn-singer, piano accompaniment, so maybe Martha Garvin`s guest? 5050 has not been on much lately, but you never know whether it will be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7385, UT Sunday April 7 at 0422, WHRI with music when `DXing with Cumbre` was once aired on different frequencies, but none found. Searching on `Marie Lamb` as program host, at
indeed shows no airing at this time, but lists 56!!! times each weak on all six transmitters (including Palau), most of which are imaginary, with the SW transmitters not really turned on, but maybe on the webstreams if not pre-empted or replaced by paid programming. Any observations of when DWC is really HEARD on SW in A-13 will be welcomed for accurate listing in my DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS page http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 930, April 7 at 0543 UT, dominant with WKY OKC nulled is a `Coast to Coast` station — WTAD is an affiliate, but there could be others on 930; 0559 ad for QuincyJournal.com so it is WTAD Quincy IL again. I was never hearing this before a few nites ago, so think their nite power/tower must be askew. BTW, this one is pronounced Quinsy unlike “Quinzy“ in Mass. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 960, April 7 at 0501 UT in KGWA Fox-hole, some understation goes by with a W- ID, I think. Maybe not the same as:
960, April 7 at 0539 UT, some station with `Coast to Coast`, weekend host with deep voice, John B. Wells, recognizable despite local KGWA modulation.
960, April 7 at 0559 UT, my dream has come true! In a few-second pause before joining Fox `news`, KGWA dead air allows me to hear “The Voice of the Concho Valley for more than 80 years, News-talk 960, KGKL, San Angelo“, the Texan I recently IDed thru KGWA, and where something must have just changed, like running day power/tower at night.
Lots of stuff on the website http://960kgkl.com/ but no obvious program schedule; KGKL is however on the C2C affiliate list (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1030, April 7 at 0602 UT, ABC news with VG signal looping NW/SE, certainly anomalous: 0605 ad for Price & Son Funeral Home, Garden City KS, so it`s KBUF, COL Holcomb KS. Night pattern is supposed to shoot to the southwest and normally not heard here, so must be on ND day pattern; power 2.5/1.2 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1330, April 7 at 1252 UT, some great country music riffs, hiliting fiddle, bass, steel guitar and other instruments, then “KCKM, heard everywhere and online in stereo, KCKM.com“ So not in stereo on 1330? Why not? Guess not: no $ symbol in the NRC AM Log for this Monahans TX 12/1 kW U2 station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1420, April 7 at 0611 UT, pause in `Coast to Coast` modulation when I hear “on information radio, KTOE, Mankato“. I thought the C2C audio was from something else, but maybe not: KTOE in Minnesota is yet another affiliate. It`s 5/5 kW U2, with night pattern NE/SW, favorable for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1370, April 7 at 0608 UT, solo hymn, 0610 program previews for something on W#LO, or WLO#? Only two fuzzy hits in NRC AM Log are: WLOV Washington GA, 1 kW daytimer, Nostalgia; and WLOP Jesup GA, 5/0.035 kW, Fox Sports. By religious format, maybe this one: WLLM, Lincoln IL, 1/0.035 kW. Hard to DF in heavy QRM but roughly E/W (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)