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Glenn Hauser logs March 18-19, 2015

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 19 at 1305, CBB still AWOL also from day frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 5050-, March 19 at 1251, slightly on the low side, very poor signal with flutter, music and sounds like Chinese. Presumably Beibu Bay Radio, Nanning, which Aoki says is in Vietnamese at this hour.

However, it was recently reported by Ron Howard thusly: “5050, Guangxi Beibu Bay Radio, 1320, March 8. ID in English; believe I now have it correctly – “Are you ready? Hi everyone. This is Beibu Bay Radio, the Voice of Guangxi, China”; English/Chinese segment about edible chocolate-lined coffee cups“. I don`t find any recent reports from Ron or others with a precise off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 16160, March 19 at 1347, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter.

14920, March 19 at 1351, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter. No others found in the 12s, 13s, 15s or 17s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, March 19 at 1349, RHC with live(?) speech about Los 5, unseems Raúl, but heavy applause, worsening the splatter out to 15 kHz above and below. Also some other crosstalk audio underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325-, March 19 at 1235, very poor signal, slightly on the low side compared to 2325 Australia; and weaker than the North Koreans on 3320 & 3250. Presumed RRI Palangkaraya, active today. Ron Howard says on March 17 it was on 3324.886, carrier only. Atsunori Ishida says it was active March 18 until 1700* and also heard today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4870-, March 19 at 1238 (one minute after sunrise here), very poor signal sounds Indonesian intonation, must be RRI Wamena on usual offset frequency. At 1241 switches to English! clearly enunciated, but only a word here and there recognizable, mostly W & M dialog. 1247 song break, 1250 back to English talk. As Ron Howard has often reported, this is the regular Thursday `Kang Guru` (Aussie) English lesson. In fact he also heard it today, better upon Asilomar State Beach, California:

“4869.89, RRI Wamena with “Kang Guru Indonesia” starting at 1230, March 19, with program no. 8904; fairly readable; the best I have heard them; info about February 2 – World Wetlands Day. Audio at    https://app.box.com/s/vn5whlyc9gmlyashk37n8qlfh6cx0ap9
and he transcribed a lot of it for the DXLD yg.

His clip is still tough copy: WRTH lists the power as 10 kW in the back, but no opinion under Indonesia; Aoki says only 300 watts. 60m with blessèd low local noise level here for a change was full of many other weak signals this morning corresponding to China, Tibet and India frequencies. But I could hear an occasional distant lightning crash while tuned to 4870- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, March 19 at 1333, Sea Breeze is very poor with sounders and YL in English as usual on Thursdays only from JSR Tokyo, JAPAN. We are about to lose access to it until fall, as they keep to various 6 MHz frequencies only and this far east, it`s already almost an hour after sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED. 1100, March 19 at 0607 UT, no WTAM OH as its northerly signal is still depressed by lingering auroral effects. Dominant is instead Spanish music looping SSW. At 0617 and once earlier between songs, a quick liner is inserted, but can`t understand the super-hype voice actor. Yet it`s beating with something at approx. 170/minute making SAH of 2.83 Hz (probably KDRY Álamo Heights TX).

There are 8 Mexicans on 1100, of which four are likely by looping toward central Mexico, and of those, three are on at night per IRCA Log. More recent Cantú lists only six on 1100, as AM stations are dropping like flies onto FM, but still the four like IRCA, i.e. in Guanajuato, Guerrero, SLP and Zacatecas. Per Cantú, Guerrero is a daytimer, narrowing it down to three, if we can rely on that. No USA SS on 1100 around here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, March 19 at 0639 UT, “Today`s Country for Perryton, 12-10 KGYN“. As usual, much more signal at night than there should be, if Guymon is really protecting Philadelphia. Perryton is a smaller town across the line in the NE TX Panhandle. Last time I was there it stank from hog farming, nixed a motel stay. I also used to have a cousin of some sort in Perryton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12350-USB, March 19 at 1308, long informal broadcast about Caribbean weather, mostly wind speed forecasts in knots, and seas (in feet?) along coasts of Honduras, Belize, Panamá, southern Cuba, etc. Very poor signal with complete fadeouts, but readable on peaks. 1316 ID as “Marine Weather Center, Whiskey Charlie Yankee“ and standing by for responses or relays. Then takes some specific questions from sailors advising best times to take certain voyages, e.g. Frances Ray (sp? boat name?) around Roatán. Co-channel answers but mostly inaudible. 1328 informal ID as “Bel Ami“ (not Bellamy), improved to completely readable. WCY location is Lakeland FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1764 monitoring: confirmed Wed March 18 at 2100 on WBCQ stream, which would be the final SW broadcast on 7490v but is only a JBA carrier here: daytime absorption plus lingering geomag storm degrading what little propagation there might be.

WORLD OF RADIO 1765 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast UT Thu March 19 at 0330 on WRMI 9955: very good signal! Much better than usual. Bands are quite quiet tonight, maybe aftereffect of storm. Also confirmed Thu March 19 at 1230 on 9955: sufficient, no jamming heard at either time. Next:
Fri 2130 on WRMI 15770 & 7570
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sat 1930v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO
Sun 0315v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

While the www.w4uvh.net site is down, the .mp3 of WOR 1765 may now be downloaded from:
http://rmrc.de/media/com_podcastmanager/WOR/wor1765.mp3
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, March 19 at 0605 UT I have tuned in slightly earlier than 24 hours ago to the weak station audible here in the absence of KAAY: PSA for an event sponsored by the Edmonson Fire Department! — Edmonson is a small suburb just northwest of Plainview TX, which is roughly halfway between Amarillo and Lubbock. Then the weather forecast is sponsored by West Texas Farm Credit, on “The Mighty 10-90“. So absolutely positive it`s KVOP Plainview.

At 0624 UT I`m back on 1090 to compare programming of `Texas Overnight` to adjacent originator, 1080 KRLD. They are `way out of synch, with KVOP about 21 seconds *ahead* of KRLD which must be imposing a significant delay upon itself for some reason. Ironic that KRLD QRMs its own affiliate with awful IBOC. I hear ESPN mentioned, but it`s not CCI from WBAL, rather current topic of discussion on TX show about what`s on Dish TV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1470, March 19 at 1225 UT, “KDHN, Voice of the Great High Plains“, Texas weather. Perfect match for slogan as in the NRC AM Log, from Dimmitt TX, 500/149 watts U3 with a 500-watt PSRA (every month per FCC). March sunrise is 1300 UT (April: 1215 UT). Both day and night patterns have the major lobes west, but there it is.

Dimmitt is in the Panhandle, next town south of Hereford; not to be confused with Dimmit (one T) county, which is way down in S Texas around Carrizo Springs. Who was this Dimmit(t) to be so honored?

Well, the county was named for Philip Dimmit, who fought for TX independence, as in
http://www.dimmitcounty.org/history/
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdi19
While the town was named for early settler W. C. Dimmitt as in
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hfd04
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 690, March 19 at 0631 UT, amid the CCI I hear a station in Spanish mentioning Tejas and 5 mil watts. But those clues lead nowhere as neither Tejano is Spanish or 5 kW. Could KTSM El Paso or KPET Lamesa have flipped from English? Not KPET per its Facebook or http://kpet-radio.tumblr.com/ if up to date; nor KTSM per http://www.ktsmradio.com/main.html still dedicated to propagating far-right extremism in English — Nor does any 690 Mexican find itself upon the TX border, closest being Monterrey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 702, March 19 at 1219 UT, well before sunrise, JBA carrier the only sign of TP, looping west, so likely reliable 2BL Sydney NSW again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 16413.5-USB, March 19 at 1338, 2-way in colloquial Spanish with severe engine noise almost drowning out the speaker. The noise varies in pitch as if engine is constantly revving up and down — more like a maneœvring speedboat than propeller aircraft. Plenty to keep the vox on during pauses except when he deliberately cuts it off to hear his co-channel contact; at 1341 that`s weak but clear of background noise. “Kilos“ mentioned at one point, keyword for drug smuggling if not poacher fishing haul. Contact still going on past 1400. An old Klingenfuss 2002y book shows frequency would lie between duplex ship to shore channels 1618 on 16411 and 1619 on 16414. So is not legit? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1817 UT March 19

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