** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 6 at 0242 UT, almost human neatly enunciating YL voice with marine weather at nice S9 level, gale warnings for numerous places. Canadian Coast Guard website shows VCS Halifax has just started at 0240 via Sambro site with “Radiotelephony — Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 201 to 214. Notices to Shipping in South Coast Nova Scotia area. Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 7445, March 5 at 2019 in bandscan I see if anything is showing up this early on the 40m band? JBA carrier here is the OSOB — scheduled is RFA in Chinese via Kuwait, so it`s just as likely that I am detecting a jammeremnant.
9320, March 6 at 0225, JBA talk on a frequency lacking any HFCC registrations anywhen. Aoki shows a 0.1 kW Sound of Hope nuisance transmitter at 0057-1646, relaying Radio Free Asia, so this is another prime spot for the ChiCom to waste watts on a much more powerful *jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, March 5 at 2005, RHC properly in Portuguese, while 11670 is in English as scheduled; on Feb 29 after 2030, JRX in Brasil had found 15370 in English instead of Arabic. It`s always something.
5955, March 6 at 0250, heavy pulse jamming against nothing, since R. República abandoned 5954+ via Costa Rica years and years ago. If R. Gazeta, Brasil were active on 5955, it would be a direct collateral victim; close enough is Radio Pio Doce, Bolivia 5952.5v which signs off earlier.
6000, March 6 at 0250, RHC English service music is rather distorted, more so than on // 6165; as is Spanish service talk on 6075, more so than on // 6060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9965.0, March 6 at 0207, the horrible R. Cairo transmitter which has been putting out multiple spur carriers the past few nights between 9955 WRMI and 9975 KVOH, now is MUCH worse. The center frequency running S9+25 has been adjusted from 9965.3 to 9965.0, but there are more and stronger spurs once again spaced 1.55 kHz apart, and they extend *past* WRMI and KVOH, which means each of those stations suffers from hets on both sides!!! All the way from Egypt, which is conveying no useful modulation of its own. This amounts to a continuous whine over ~70 kHz as they beat against each other, gradually diminishing toward the edges, but I can hear the whine out to 9928 and 10000 (yes, WWVH), i.e. over a plus/minus 35-37 kHz range. (Fortunately(?) Greece is not competing with a whiner of its own tonight from 9925, 9930 or 9935).
I measure a few of the Cairo carriers to confirm their spacing: 9957.25, 9958.80 . . . 9966.55, etc., etc. These could be .01 off. This racket will presumably continue until scheduled closing of 9965 at 0430*. Not only are their SW broadcasts totally useless for their own benefit, but now they are ruining the band for reputable stations. KVOH and WRMI/Jeff/HFCC should get on ERTU about this!
9745.05, March 6 at 0216, the other Cairo transmitter is stronger, S9+30, making a low rumble with traces of music under that, but fortunately restrains itself to normal bandwidth without a panoply of spurious parasites (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9445.00, March 6 at 0220, VRII has failed once again to shift to 9445.6. or 9445.7; in Spanish discussing US/Mexico drug problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.0-AM, March 6 at 0227, music at S6, very poor. This thread says it was Radio True North (“out west“), at 0158-0400*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.0-AM, March 6 at 0228, good S9+5 signal, soon surging to S9+20 with heavily produced drama I don`t recognize, lots of sound effects; 0234 [something] presents —-, screams, whispers. 0252 still going with monolog, pauses, then wild laughter. Also reported here as unID from as far away as Kyiv, Ukraine, 0227-0320*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 890, March 5 at 2021 UT quick check, KTLR OKC is indeed still in Spanish gospel-huxtering on a Saturday afternoon, as on various schedule segments, otherwise in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, March 5 at 2020 UT, KGYN Guymon with country music is running S2.5 on the NRD-545 with E/W ALA-330S. I am noting this for baseline purposes, to compare later if it varies significantly over daytime groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 11650, March 5 at 0237, hi-pitched woman`s or child`s voice in Arabish? very poor S4. Nothing listed at this time, but likely the HFCC-listed 22-02 R. Sultanate of Oman broadcast shiftily prolonged, as we have heard it recently before 0200; Aoki doesn`t list it at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 9675, March 5 at 2000, S6-7 signal in uncertain language, pause, theme. HFCC shows it has to be BSKSA in a 3-hour Turkish broadcast 18-21, 340 degrees also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9650.03, UT Sunday March 6 at 0221, VOT in Spanish // weaker 9410.03, matching offsets, quoting a professor, 0223 program theme and ID as `La Nueva Visión de Turquía` (like what, abolishing freedom of the press??). Same as in English, these program titles and themes never make it clear whether it`s opening or closing, so they can play exactly the same recording at beginning and ending. In this case it must be ending, since next item is the multi-lingual ID reel filler, including English near the head (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 9430, Sat March 5 at 1956, no signal from Radio Lead Africa Media, as scheduled weekends at 19-21 via SOUTH AFRICA. However, at 2026 recheck, now there is a JBA carrier. So it`s doing better than Biafra-via-Bulgaria on 11600, still blank at 2018. We`ll have better luck with the RLAM 03-04 broadcast on UT Mon/Tue/Fri; if only HJDH will be absent from 5910+. Ron Howard has been in contact with RLAM, and they confirm Luganda language, plans to add others in addition to some English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1815 monitoring: confirmed Saturday March 5 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.285-CUSB, sufficient. This is the Saturday only timing instead of 0030 UT Sunday, while the other six days we are at 0030 (NOT 0300 as on the WBCQ online sked! [or is it both? I haven`t really checked at 0300, but Allan told me 0030]).
WOR 1815 also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, UT Sunday March 6 at 0428 about 10 minutes into show, so started circa 0418. Good but some QRM from K1KI calling CQ contest on 1859-LSB. Next:
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. 5130.02, March 6 at 0012, WBCQ new frequency is now in AM mode, or at least equal LSB and USB; hard to tell if the carrier be somewhat reduced, and modulation is somewhat under. That`s on the R75; next check at 0158 on the NRD-545 I put it on 5130.03, but really may be somewhere in between. Now it`s S9+20 and // 9330.56, S8 with `Radio TimTron Worldwide` ending. At 0201, 5130 modulation stops, resumes at 0203 for `Lumpy Gravy`, which at 0228 mentions being simulcast on 7490 — no, it`s not: Brother Scare since 0200 there. May be an old show, or quoting a mailbag reference.
9330.285-CUSB was the initial reading March 5 at 2330 for WORLD OF RADIO. Recheck at 0011 March 6, has drifted to 9330.305. At 0158 it`s on 9330.56, S8 with program `Radio Timtron Worldwide`, switching error? Supposed to be amid two hour-long gospel huxters, with RTWW on 5130 only at 00-02; by 0201.5, 9330 is back to religionism (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, March 5 at 2004, WRMI with music, presumably fill, breaking away from the BS on nearby 11565 and several other frequencies. The ambiguous schedule shows 11580 with another program at 20-21 Sundays, but this is Saturday.
11580, March 6 at 0238, WRMI is very poor at S4, but it`s something in Spanish, suspect `La Rosa de Tokio` again at a time shown on the schedule for Radio France International in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275, Sat March 5 at 1956 and later chex, no signal from WMLK. IIRC, during their previous incarnation, Saturdays were silent due to The Sabbath, altho that doesn`t stop other Saturdayists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9370, March 5 at 1956 check, WWRBS day frequency is gone again. 3185, March 6 at 0245, night frequency is on again; and now also 3195 with a different gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, March 5 at 1957, fair signal from WINB with strange language, then locking into English with heavy accent, with P O Box in Phœnix AZ, gospeldistribution.org — nothing on their homepage about, or in, any language other than English, tho they are spelling-challenged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9879.50-USB, March 6 at 0218, Spanish 2-way mentioning a numerical quantity of something, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0553 UT March 6