** BRAZIL [and non]. 5999.6, March 21 at 0520, RHC again has het to 6000, presumed 4 kW Brasília transmitter of RNB; meanwhile, “Ed Newman“ was for the umpteenth time misrepresenting RHC`s streaming as “Real Audio“, maybe treating it as a generic name for any format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 15545, March 21 at 1508, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter, slight ACI from presumed target during this semihour only, VOA Uzbek via Sri Lanka, as the ChiCom interfere in the internal affairs of Uzbekistan; strong enough to bother 15550-USB WJHR. No search for other CNR1/FD jammers this morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910, March 21 at 0522, Alcaraván Radio back to nice music, rendition of `El Condor Pasa`, fair signal, no QRM. Altho Puerto Lleras is in the lowlands, beyond the Andes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025 & 5040, March 21 at 0103, both R. Rebelde and RHC tropical frequencies are back on simultaneously, so the resumed share-time arrangement Ivo Ivanov reported March 18 and I mentioned on WOR 1713 did not last long. Now Rebelde sounds like a SBG; both still on at next check 0520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see BRAZIL
** INDIA [and non]. 11985, March 21 at 0116.5, AIR Delhi/Khampur is still on the air post-Sinhala service until 0115: big humwhine atop JBM music. I suppose the rest of the transmission from 0045 also sounded like this. // 11740 Goa is properly off the air. There was another report of 11985 running overtime, until 0129* March 6, by Jim Evans, TN, NASWA Flashsheet. More slipshod operation by AIR, not ready for prime time. (And 11905 SLBC just started at 0115, good with flutter) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 650, March 21 at 1314 UT, XETNT Los Mochis is still propagating during `Fórmula Noticias`, 6:15 TC as still on UT -7 in Sinaloa until April 6; 1316 promos for Fórmula Noticias with Radio 65 ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185-, March 21 at 0524, XEPPM is mostly dead air, bits of distorted audio bursts, scratching noises, obviously problem with program feed, as modulation is supposed to last until 0600. Also at 1513 March 21 in full daytime, carrier still on the lo side of 6185, but cannot make out any audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, March 21 at 0109 Qur`an, still fair signal registering 32-47 dB on the PL-880, as RSO has missed *two* frequency changes this time: 15140 to 15355 at 2200, 15355 to 9500 at 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 21 at 0103, R. Chaski, Urubamba, with hymn; not much CCI this time from BBC/UAE. The hymn is cut off the air at 0105:58* which is 17 seconds later than last log a trinite ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA. 25900, March 21 at 1407, it`s another Friday morning, so another try for the 400-watt student station in Moscow, Radio Magic Eye. On the FRG-7 I am getting a JBA carrier slightly on the lo side compared to weak signals on 11900, 9900 and 900 (none of which are exactly the same offset either).
Signal no better by 1446, so I move to the porch with PL-880 and DX-398. Now I am axually hearing some music on a very weak, choppy signal. PL-880 is better with short reel-out wire than DX-398 with longer wire around eaves which gets higher line noise level. BUT, the PL-880 is much more subject to overloading/images with any external antenna, and tuning around the 11m band, I hear various broadcast ghosts from no telling where lower on the bands. Also lots of freebanders and CODAR-like noises.
I have to switch attenuation down a notch to help, even tho the MTUCI signal is very weak: averages 21 dB, while with no ATT it`s about 23 dB. No recognizable music, except at 1458 sounds like steel drums: could be WWCR transition music overloading from 7490 to 12160! 1500 announcement, 1501 mentions “dot com“ so could be in English; 1503 still on. I suspect by now I am really hearing some image.
Dave “glimmer twin“ Hughes had reported Magic Eye was making it to North America today per several logs on:
Apparently the schedule is now 13-16 UT instead of 12-15. At least there was propagation from Europe, with a German DF2- ham on 24971 at 1506; one of few signals on 15m earlier was someone in German; Spain & Kuwait broadcasts in well on 13m.
BTW, the latest issue of SW Bulletin illustrates QSL on page 10:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1713 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 9475, from 2100:55 Thursday March 20. Also confirmed on WWRB, 3195, UT Friday March 21 from 0328, following the preacher who sounds like he is having some kind of attack every few seconds. Resumed after missing the past two weeks. Monitoring also on the WWRB webcast, which was very low-level, but modulation OK on 3195. Next:
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Saturday 2330v on WTWW-2, 9930 (we hope; has been off air a lot including last week)
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI-14, 9495
UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1, 5830
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; etc.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Confusion reigns about the DX test from WWXL 1450 Manchester KY. It was a no-show at original time, UT Sunday March 16 at 0300, because the engineer`s car broke down on the way to the station. He then said it would run one week later, UT Sunday March 23 at 0300. But early UT Friday March 21, we got word from arranger J. D. Stephens that on very short notice the test would run “tonight“ at midnight which should equal 0400-0500 UT. So I tried it then for the first half-hour, but nothing definite heard, monitoring part of the time on 1450, and partly on 1452-USB for sweep tones or code IDs. Huge jumble in this graveyard, with the only thing recognized somestation playing “Jump“ at 0411. A couple times there could have been code IDs at imaginary level. DXers closer to KY also report a no-show again, so perhaps it will still be appearing March 23 at 0300. There was also confusion about time and day, due to incorrect conversions between EDT and
UT, which are now 4! Hours apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7615+ SSB, March 21 at 1415 as I tune in, paramilitary net mentioning “caps“ (Civil Air Patrol?) in several states including LA, KY, FL, and then “the net is moving to NRD“, fonetikally. Geez, gotta keep the frequencies secret even tho the contacts are in the open once you find them. May have been more like 7615.5, as I didn`t have time to pinpoint it. No, 7615.0 USB was logged with Louisiana CAP et al. by Jack Metcalfe, KY, in UDXF yg, Jan 27, 2014 at 2007 UT when they were also about to QSY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1812 UT March 21