** CHINA. 9455, Dec 12 at 1945, Firedragon jamming at S8. This seems to be a reliable spot for that rather than CNR1 jamming, vs RFA Chinese via SAIPAN at 16-21 (plus 21-22 via Lithuania). Sometimes it`s also on 9355, but not this season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 5975, Dec 13 at 1354, soft music at S6, 1359 CCI from some talk, music runs past 1400 with no timesignal or ID, but 1401 announcement sounds Korean. So per Aoki that points to CNR8 service from China, Korean at 09-15, 100 kW, 63 degrees form Beijing 491 site, but also scheduled is VOV-1, 50 kW ND from Hanoi-Sontay site in Vietnamese at 11-15; and BBC is opening Dari via Oman at 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 28420-USB, Dec 12 at 1929, HK1T, good signal making quick contest contacts in English mostly with US stations. QRZ.com shows he`s Salim (sal) Gechem, in Barranquilla, really into contesting. The extent of my 10m logs for this one, just demonstrating that the band was open (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. Sunday Dec 13 at 1436, it`s time for `En Contacto` but several RHC frequencies are open carrier/dead air, some hum: 17730, 17580, 15370, 11760, 9710; others are OK altho weaker: 9820, 9710, 9640, 9550. By 1448 when about over with Arnie segment, now he`s modulating under the hum on 15370, 17580, 17730. The outages do not correlate exactly with the alleged sites as from Ivo in DXLD 15-46: 17750 & 9550 Quivicán; 17730, 17580, 15370, 11760, 9710 Bauta; 9820 & 9640 Bejucal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9570, Dec 12 at 1943, very poor S5 signal with music, frequency maybe a bit off; 1955 recheck, ME music until cutoff at 1955.5*. Dreams of Kaduna reactivated dashed by lookup as R. Cairo in German this hour only, 200 kW, 325 degrees also USward from Abis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005.00, Dec 13 at 0553, very poor carrier, presumed RNGE. Maybe one of these nights I`ll catch them from sign-on an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 9810, Dec 13 at 1216, S Asian song atop some talk CCI, i.e.: AIR Telugu service has just started via Panaji GOA, per Aoki, but maybe Bengaluru instead; and CNR2 until 1230, 100 kW, 135 degrees from Baoji-Sifangshan 724 site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 570, Dec 13 at 1250, rock in Spanish, “Nueva Vida 5-70 AM“, i.e. the newish name of XEBJB Monterrey NL as in the 2015-2016 IRCA Mexican Log. I guess it must have been gospel-rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 900, Dec 13 at 1301, XEOK with “OK-Noticias“, in which OK is pronounced as in English (Oh-kay) rather than Spanish (Oh-kah), then full ID for Monterrey station, and 1302 plug Grupo Acir en su aniversario 50 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 930, Dec 13 at 1254 UT, I find that WKY OKC is off the air again (or maybe severely reduced power), so I chase other DX on the frequency: see USA; UNIDENTIFIED. WKY is still AWOL at 1808 UT check; hope I can pull away to a quiet spot for some low-noon 930 DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, Dec 13 at *0059, a second carrier comes on beating against R. Chaski already on the air, i.e. BBC via UAE. Not back to check until 0112 when I am hearing only one past 0116+ so it seems that R. Chaski has reset their autotimer earlier, forcing me now to listen continuously past 0100 to detect its new cutoff times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA [and non]. 4996.0, Dec 13 at 0554, rapid clix, binary code detectable, i.e. one of the modes from RWM Moscow timesignaler. Now with maximum night, the window for this is broad. Sunrise in Moskva is 0551 UT, and at 55.75 degrees north, the sun remains low for a `day` lasting only 7 hours.
4996-USB, Dec 13 at 1212, 2-way in Spanish here instead of RWM. But by 1350 again I can hear a trace of binary on 4996; Moscow sunset almost an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** THAILAND. 9699.97 approx., Dec 12 at 1940, S5 signal in uncertain language, slightly off frequency, so maybe something odd, Turkey? No, not scheduled at this hour, but only VOA Korean via THAILAND, 38 degrees USward. Wolfgang Büschel has observed that this IBB site has frequency accuracy problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035.04, Dec 13 at 1402, Turkish music varying around S7, VOT a bit off frequency on the R75 during English hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 7445, Dec 12 at 1947, JBA S3 signal with talk until 2000*. It`s BBC, 250 kW, 315 degrees from MADAGASCAR. We hear it much better at 05-06 only, when this frequency is via Ascension.
Have also been hearing BBCWS on 11810 which is Ascension now, 1936 with S5 discussion of civil rights, 1958 a song alternating with lyrix spoken (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1803 monitoring: checking WA0RCR, 1860-AM, UT Sun Dec 13 from 0442, I am hearing only various ham radio reports and also at repeated chex 0450, 0506, 0520, 0532. So either WOR played earlier than nominal 0415, already finished by 0442, or it was missed.
New WOR time on WRMI 5850, Sun Dec 13 at 0900: I slept thru it but Jeff said he would make sure it played this week; did anyone hear it? Next:
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW [but preëmpted last week] Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Dec 13 at 0551, open carrier/dead air with hum from WTWW-2. Unclear whether it was modulating before or planned to after, but it was not on circa 0100 check when it used to be with a ham radio show. Of course, on Tue-Sat, 5085 is normally on from 0500 with `Midnight [sic] in the Desert`, and often playing music before 0500.
BTW, Saturday night/UT Sun Dec 13 around 0430, I am hearing old Art Bell show weekly reruns from a decade ago all over the bigsig MW dial. Paranormal paranoia lives! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 680, Sunday Dec 13 before 0600 UT, surprised to hear a Fox Sports Radio promo, where KFEQ St Joseph MO is the usual #1 signal. Yes, FSR is among their multiple partial affiliations, per NRC AM Log 2015-2016, and own sked
shows an FSR hour at 11 pm-midnight Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 930, Dec 13 without WKY, at 1300 UT a .com ID, ABC news from NW/SE, so maybe KOGA Ogalalla NE, but rather another ABC affiliate I am then definitely getting from the north. 1307 UT, YL with “headlines around the region“ “on 930 KS–“, into classic rock; 1313 UT adstring finally with some local ones including Aberdeen Monuments, with a jingle, so it`s KSDN Aberdeen SD; 1215 YL with sports scores from SD and ND. Marred by splatter all the way from local 960 KGWA, unusual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 930, Dec 13 without WKY, at 1328 UT, from NW/SE, plug for healthygrandcounty.org and 1329 UT Jingle Bells Rock, 1332 UT dead air as signal peaks; 1340 UT ID for KRKY, i.e. Granby CO, and that website chex out altho at first I thought they were saying Graham county. KRKY is 4500/121 watts U1, and December sunrise is not until 1415 UT (January: 1430 UT)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1700, Dec 13 at 0606 UT, `Red Eye Radio` opening vs TexMex music from KKLF. Something new? Got to be KBGG Des Moines which recently diversified its schedule from sports-only.
Avoid this website which comes up in searches:
for it`s very outdated © 2011.
Instead, this should be current:
but it too knows of no affiliate on 1700! Geez.
KBGG website confirms it has `RER` on at 12-5 am weekdays:
but this is Sunday! when they also claim to be CBS Sports 24 hours a day on weekends. Whew, we lost this far-right show from KFSW OK 1650, but now on another X-bander (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Dec 13 at 1405, R. Sana`a clandestine, VG S9+20 in Arabic talk about Yemen; after 1431 check, mostly uptempo ME music. Continues to seem remarkable that this could be the old 50 kW ND Jeddah, Saudi Arabia transmitter, not otherwise known for such good, well-modulated, and on-frequency signals into North America, far outside the target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZANZIBAR. 11735.0, Dec 12 at 1938, ME music at S6-7, presumably ZBC. Beware of R. Transmundial, Brasil which may or may not also be on, but off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. With 930, WKY OKC off the air again, or greatly reduced power, what else can I get? Several weak signals in and out, some Spanish, some English, before and after sunrise.
930, Dec 13 at 1254 UT, Spanish music loops roughly SW/NE, 1259 UT fading and only get a “9-30“ mention. Could be KAPR AZ; as we have already discovered, there aren`t any XE 930s further NW than Saltillo and Fresnillo, leaving only this and maybe KHJ Los Ángeles. This early, I think XESHT Saltillo could still be propagating, but it`s more to the SSW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA for definites
UNIDENTIFIED. 3300, Dec 13 at 1200-1206, JBA carrier, where no broadcaster is listed in HFCC, Aoki or EiBi (and I`m pretty sure it`s not British Honduras). 90m bears other carriers on the usual N Korean if not PNG spots. Of course, this could be a ute, or MWBC harmonic 2 x 1650, 3 x 1100, or 6 x 550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7227-USB, Dec 13 at 0601, 2-way very poor signal, unseems Spanish. Ham or intruder? Deliberately tuning the 40m band in USB mode instead of LSB uncovers stuff like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1828 UT December 13