** AUSTRALIA. 9475, April 25 at 1029, drumming from RA, Tok Pisin timechex for Cook Islands and 8:30 in PNG, numbers pronounced in English, news theme and news, something about Gallipoli in 1915y. It`s always fun to try to understand TP with all its `blongs`. VG signal here on 30 degree beam from Shep, much better than // 9710 which is 353. Aoki shows both run Pidgin at 09-10 daily, and 10-11 M-F, weekends in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 25 at 1357:25 tune-in, BB already on with hum and tone; 1358:40 IS with hum; timesignal ends at 1359:39, opening Urdu, poor-fair today but better than most other 19m weaksigs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake [non], April 25 before 1400: again no real FD, but CNR1 audio appearing on former FD OOB outlets, compared to CNR1 jammer on 11785:
13530, good at 1347 // synch with 13920
13920, fair at 1345, a few seconds behind 11785
14700, poor at 1347, synch with 11785, not 13920
14980, fair at 1348, slight echo with 11785
15970, good at 1349, echo with 11785; all have some flutter
16360, poor at 1350, synch with 11785; none in the 17s, 18s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11680, April 25 at 1135, RHC on wrong frequency again, by lysdexic punchupper instead of missing 11860, altho 11680 is an intentional channel in the tarde. 11680 is an echo apart from // 11690, so different sites. 1402 frequency list on 17580 et al. still claims 11860 until 1500. 11680 not there at 1405 recheck, figured they`d fixed it, but 11680 cuts back on kovering Korean music, commies vs commies; then modulation cuts off and on, and the carrier drops out too, not correlating with times of modcuts. SNAFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 9870+, April 25 at 0105, there is some DRM-like noise 9872-9875 on the hi side of Romania in Spanish, but not on the lo side, so is it semi-DRM? Presumably not ready for full DRM yet. More likely some unrelated utenoise. So is AIR still in AM under RRI? Maybe, trace of something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 650, April 25 at 1112 UT, XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa with 5:12 TC, unique show “Buenos Días, Yarderos“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 660, April 25 from 0455 UT, I am switching back and forth with 690 KGGF, here trying to nail down which XE is the one switching to a big hum heard several nights after NA finished at 0500. But now there are two or three stations mixing. Initially Mexican music is atop, not NA starting before hourtop. 0500 full ID for “La Mexicana, 12 en punto“ and then short choral NA, 0501 another slogan ID. That`s XEAR in Tampico, Tamaulipas, 5/1 kW, listed as 24 hours by IRCA. I can barely hear some hum in the background from the other mystery station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 660, April 25 at 0504 UT, another station which is not the hummer, ID as La Lupe, i.e. XEACB, Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua, 5/1 kW, still on tho listed as sign-off at 0600 which would be 0500 during DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 660, April 25 at 1109 UT, NA is ending late, in mix of several stations, then full sign-on by an IMER station with 5-letter call, also mentioning its HD channel, i.e. on FM. This has to be XEDTL, Radio Ciudadana in México DF, 50/1 kW (remember when it was commercial XERPM? That call is no longer in use anywhere per IRCA cross-reference). IRCA and Cantú do not list an FM for it, but probably refers to 660 programming being simulcast on one of their FM IBOC subchannels. Yes, explained here:http://imer.gob.mx/imerdigital/
with Ciudadana on 107.9 HD2. Looks like they have some good cultural programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 700, April 25 at 1045 UT, ID for Radio Red on 1110, and FM. XEDKR, Guadalajara relay of XERED DF on 1110, per Cantú 10000/150 watts, but nevertheless the default station at night with WLW nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 700, April 25 at 1108 UT, dominant signal now with FM frequency 102.5, “Noticias MBF“ (or NDF? Or some combination of similar sounding letters). Cantú and IRCA show no 700 with an FM on 102.5, nor XERED 1110 either. However, Cantú does list in the DF:
“ 102.5 Noticias MVS, Noticias, programas hablados. XHMVS 80,100 watts. Grupo MVS Radio.“
So the question is, which XE on 700 would be relaying this? As far as I can tell from their website with lots of news and visuals,http://www.noticiasmvs.com/#!/home it`s an independent company, and no affiliate list to be found. Search site on 700 and you get loads of news stories mentioning this figure. By now, it has 700 to itself, WLW faded out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 2910, April 25 at 1034, weak talk and music vs storm noise level, presumably XEVT 970 x 3 from Villahermosa, Tabasco, as previously IDed. In winter it was signing on at 1059, off at 0600, so now should be 0959-0500 UT with carrier on a few minutes earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MICRONESIA. 4755.5, April 25 at 1151 some weak music, no doubt PMA The Cross, as usual somewhat on the hi side, compared to a 9755 station; automatic closedown tones at 1159:14 and cut carrier at 1159:16*. If I were up every day at this time, I certainly hope not, it would be interesting to time variations in cutoff times like with Chaski in the evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, April 25 at 1032, C&W music segués with VG signal, reminding us that this is now the RNZI channel from 0759 to 1058; also DRM noise circa 9890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PALAU. 9965, April 25 at 1312, R. Australia Chinese relay has big problems again: instead hearing tones changing pitch slightly like Doppler from an airplane flying over (e.g. the Vance jet trainers all the time atop Enid), then cutting off after making a big noise, resuming; carrier also cuts off at end of at least one cycle; then at 1313 Chinese audio mixes in with the tone; 1315 tone off and on, noise bursts, but in a few minutes clears up with Chinese audio only. Feed circuit problem and/or transmitter problem at T8WH. One might mistake this for external jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. April 25 from just before sunrise 1145 UT I search for NBC signals on 90m, finding, all too weak vs noise level:
3205, Vanimo, is second best at 1141 with talk; 1202 still a carrier, but open? 1204, no it`s JBM, and 1209 can make out some music still past 1218 when I quit.
3260, Madang, 1141 carrier, 1149 music and talk, 1203 weaker than 3205 but modulating better, bit of music at 1209* before carrier cut.
3325 & 3365, from 1141, weaker carriers so I concentrate on the others
3385, Rabaul, best signal at 1142 with talk, could be in English; 1146 music with a beat; 1159 still on, but off at next check 1202.
3905, also checked at some point but nothing audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 25 at 0058, R. Chaski is audible with Spanish in the noise, and carrier cutoff timed at 0104:21* which is about 6 seconds later than last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TUNISIA. 7275, April 25 at 0454, IWT is still missing for a second day. Next news will be if and when it come back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1666: confirmed on webcast, first airing on WRMI 9955, UT Thursday April 25 at 0331. Next:
Thursday 2100 on WTWW-1 9479; UT Friday 0330v on WWRB 3195 (and we hope they bring back up // 5050 for the summer); UT Saturday O130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 2330v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 2330v on WTWW-2 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330, April 24 at 1918, no signal from WBCQ which is nominally 24 hours on this frequency only; there is some propagation disturbance attenuating hi latitude paths, Monticello ME is the northernmost conterminoUS SW station, and is almost three times as far as the Tennesseans, which are inbooming as usual on 9370, 9479 and 9980, but I would still expect some trace of a signal from WBCQ if it were on the air at all.
WBCQ, 15420-CUSB is audible at 1917 April 24, with usual BBC collision, which is now westward from Seychelles at 1300-2000 UT, covering the entire span when WBCQ may also be using it. Who`s doing their frequency mismanagement?
9330, April 25 at 1352 check, over full daytime path, still no sign of WBCQ, tho there is a JBA carrier a couple kHz below; 9370 WWRB is very good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 690, April 25 at 0452 UT I tune in even earlier to hear what KGGF Coffeyville KS is doing: last part of Jim Bohannon Show; kudos to KGGF for still carrying him, the closest station around here, but unfortunately not with a solidly listenable signal at night. JimBo is that rare breed of a middle-of-the-road talkshow with a wide variety of guests and topix, rather than a far-right hate agenda.
As in previous log, KGGF was already dead air by 0456 last night, but this time continues with JimBo wrapup, 0458 quick sign-off announcement giving day/night powers of 10/5 kW, “join us again tomorrow for another day of broadcasting; good night“, and plays taps rather than SSB. If anyone hankers to hear KGGF further away, the taps at local midnight would be a good tipoff. Then dead air, carrier stays on as usual.
I am unavoidably awake too early by 1043 UT, so check 690 again: still open carrier, so figure they will sign on just before 1100 = 6 am local CDT. But recheck at 1057, already on with talkshow discussing Facebook; was it JIP? It seems both their sign-off and -on timings are flexible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, April 25 at 0508 UT, KOKC has QRM from vocal ballad Mexican music. Unfortunately, unlike other OKC signals I can`t completely null KOKC so have to put up with the nonsense from Redeye Radio while trying to ID the QRM, from which I have yet to copy any announcement. At least I get a pretty good DF on it, SSW or maybe NNE, which if correct rules out the Californians as Greg Hardison helpfully suggested. There it is again at 1053, music making fast SAH with KOKC.
I think we can also rule out KSIB in Creston IA, our closest 1520 to the NNE since it`s a daytimer and still active in English per website.
Based on proximity and direxion, the most likely one in Cantú is:
1520 XEVUC La Norteñita Allende, Coah. 1,000 D
with one little problem: listed as a daytimer, but as we know, that doesn`t necessarily stop USA or USM stations from running all night. The IRCA Log 2012 has this one on 1050 instead, as “La Gigante“, so recently moved? I can see how they would want to get off XEG`s frequency, and maybe really operate at night on the new channel. WRTH 2013 also has this La Norteñita on 1520, as 1 kW fulltime, i.e. no “d“ indicating a daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4925v, April 25 at 1020, nothing much extracontinental on 60m except a big het here, presumably MND Radio from Korea South as scheduled, vs. R. Educação Rural, Tefé, Brasil as logged by Dave Valko PA, April 8 on 4924.98 and 4925.24 respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5755.0, April 25 at 1152, as I am tuning up by MHz to compare the offset of MICRONESIA 4755+, I cross a very weak carrier here. Could be an OOB broadcast station, but none currently listed in HFCC or Aoki; however, EiBi who also includes some utilities, has:
5755 1100-1715 AUS VMW Wiluna Met Fax Oc w
Did not hear any faxy sounds, just steady carrier, so maybe between weather map transmissions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)