** EGYPT. 9965.30, March 4 at 0139, R. Cairo apparent fundamental just barely Arabic modulated, but instead of the whine within a few kHz, it`s putting out multiple minor carriers from 9959.10 to 9971.50 (at least), both getting too close to WRMI and KVOH. They beat against each other. I tune across on NRD-545 and note their approximate spots:
9965.30 [center] 9966.85
These all work out to be at 1.55 kHz intervals; how neat! But why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9380, March 4 at 0131, S Asian music, announcement, S8-S9, i.e. AIR Vividh Bharati service, 250 kW, 188 degrees from Aligarh, per Aoki; // 9870 which is where I usually hear it, ChiCom QRM permitting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9445.70, March 4 at 0133, new frequency ex-9445.60 for VIRI, Spanish at 304 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.05 & 6925.16 approx., two very weak AM pirates het-clashing, March 4 at 0115, at least one with music. A pity, as there are plenty of open frequencies now on the pirate band. Presumably one of them is Liquid Radio, always around this area, as was also concluded by two loggers here earlier between 2350 March 3 and 0016 March 4:
Some more unID 6925 AM and USB pirates were reported even earlier that afternoon. Now at 0117 there are occasional interjexions from another station which turns out to be Brazuguese on 6925-LSB; furthermore on 6920-LSB, some Spanish 2-way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 11650, March 4 at 0146, poor S6~ signal with Qur`an, presumed R. Sultanate of Oman, registered at 22-02 among some other alternates; a sign of spring, like our apricot trees flowering too early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 4 at 0105, two JBA carriers beating at slightly different frequencies, until about 0108:30.5* when R. Chaski autocutsoff, leaving BBC UAE. This is 34 seconds later than last check 5 nights ago, Feb 28 until 0107:57.5*, averaging 6.8 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 4 at 0115:17, SLBC mis-timesignal ends after musical prélude, flutter from S7 to S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 5910, March 4 at 0151, HJDH COLOMBIA is on at plus offset making big het with ROMANIA, so I don`t check for the presumed UT Friday 0300-0400 broadcast of Radio Lead Africa Media, via South Africa. However, Richard Langley in NB confirmed it was on tonite, hearing it with the het via Twente, not in English. Next chances for RLAM 5910 will be UT Mon & Tue. There are also some weekend broadcasts at other times and kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7425, March 4 at 0143, the leapfrog mixing product from Greenville-B is back, after having been undetectable a few nights ago. First I am hearing only R. Martí audio // 7365 during “las noticias como son“ (a play on words), and from 0144 the Vatican Radio IS is added to 7425, originating from 7305, whose very strong open carrier earlier has combined with 7365 transmitter to produce intermodulation, at 60 kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1815 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 3 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, very good (and followed by `Blues Radio International` at 2130). Next chance, UT Friday March 4 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB — no signal. Recheck 0035, circa 0040, still nothing. But at 0056, now it`s on with WOR about over. O well, we enjoy plenty of redundancy on this timing. At least the frequency is close to right on 9330.00. Next:
Fri 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW [ex-5109.7-CUSB] Mon 0430.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490-, March 4 at 0127, WBCQ in an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback from six nights ago, as girlfriend Pam is again singing her song against the death penalty in Florida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275.03, March 3 at 2150* just as I tune in for a WMLK check, it goes off, having been undermodulated. I should have stayed with it as Liz Cameron, MI reported they went off at 2153*, back on at *2155-2157+, undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, March 4 at 0112 bandscan, WWRBS is off, nor on the day frequency 9370; but 3215 WWRB is on, playing hymn with piano (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6220, March 4 at 0126 UT, still NO signal from the WWCR/WNQM/WMDB parasite, despite fundamental 7520 WWCR blasting in at S9+55, so it`s still been eliminated. Did they ever say thank-you to me for bringing it to their attention? Of course not! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, March 4 at 0134, S9+20 open carrier/dead air from WTWW-1, oh SFAW! And not on night frequency 5830 yet either. Still OC/DA at 0150, when I also check 12105 to find WTWW-3 at only S2, seemingly in English. WTWW-2 is on neither 9930 nor 5085. Standard remark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, March 4 at 0120 UT, big dominant signal from NNW/SSE with bluegrass, then classic country segués, next at 0121 UT being “Hey, Porter“ about a train ride. It must be the reactivated KBXD in Dallas, whose new format is yet to be determined; stunting for now?
After another tune or two, at 0129 UT, singing ID “Wonderful K-Box in Dallas, Texas hits too, go-go-go“, then coal-mine song; several more songs, no announcements, let alone commercials. 0147 UT, “Wonderful K-Box in Dallas, a-go-go, souvenirs, oh oh oh oh —-“ and a second one immediately, “Super-hit go-go sounds of wonderful K-Box in Dallas“.
Blowing away my closer 1480, KQAM Wichita, but occasionally pokes thru during Dallas fades, as it`s wrapping up a silly ballgame from the K-State Wildcats Network. KQAM gains more and more from 0155 UT to 0200 UT such that I can`t get a legal ID if any from the otherstation.
Of course, this is not KBOX, but currently called KBXD, obviously in tribute to the heyday rocker of 50 years ago, which just reactivated a few days ago, after a rocky ownership transfer involving access to the transmitter site; it`s been upgraded to 50/1.9 kW, and I seriously suspect it must have been on 50 kW day power until 0155 UT. Official night hours in March for KBXD are: 0030 UT-1245 UT.
50 kW day pattern major lobe is to the NW but still plenty to the NNW:
1.9 kW night pattern has six lobes, major one still to the NW but tighter now with one of the six nulls toward Wichita:
As for KBOX, those were the heritage calls of 1480 Dallas, but FCC callsign history only goes back to 1989, showing that KBXD is the seventh one since then. There is now no KBOX anywhere on AM, but FCC has a KBOX on FM 104.1 in Lompoc CA. pdfs of ancient history cards at FCC show that 1480 Dallas started in 1952 as KGKO, and became KBOX in 1959.
During its previous period of reactivity a couple years ago, KBXD was making a heavy SAH with KQAM, but now the frequency has been adjusted closer, due to a Harris DX50 replacing the solid-state Nautel. KBXD was on for a few days in December to prove they existed in 2015y, so are they now on to stay? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6105.33, March 4 at 0153, JBA carrier, intriguing. Never bothering with decimals, Aoki lists two Brazilians on 6105, R. Filadélfia and R. Canção Nova, both supposedly on the air at this hour; but Aoki does bother to retain XEQM in Mérida, Yucatán, which we know has been kaput for many years!
Aoki doesn`t mention “6105.3, Bolivia, R Panamericana, La Paz (very tentative), 2320-2330 UT, Nov 17, possibly relay of a sporting event?“ as Bob Wilkner, FL, reported last year. WRTH 2016 does list R. Panamericana as varying frequency and not inactive, tho it`s not been definitely reported in quite a while; it also has Canção Nova as inactive, but Cultura Filadélfia as active (yet seldom reported either).
I`m just as suspicious that this is a spur carrier emanating from the 6115 WWCR bigsig, altho I do not find a match around 6125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0532 UT March 4