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Glenn Hauser logs March 13, 2016

** BRAZIL. 11925.2, March 13 at 0026, enthusiastic Brazuguese, probably futebol, sounds the same as on 9645.4, i.e. R. Bandeirantes running on both frequencies; 11925.2 is S6 with het from a 11925 station; and altho also metering S6, neighbor on 11934.9 sounds quite louder, with Aparecida ID in passing (axually Rádio RB2 relaying R. Aparecida); also with a het, as to be a Brazilian SW broadcaster, you *must* be off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, March 13 at 0100, RHC Spanish with full frequency announcement introducing evening span, but skips from 9 to 6 MHz band with no mention of 6870, the semi-harmonic I have just heard again with a JBA carrier. It`s been matched previously to 13740, so I try again for a few minutes, but 6870 is just too weak, and by 0154, 13740 itself has faded way down, while 6870 stays the same, during an Arnie Coro non-DX segment as I listen to 6075 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.24, March 13 at 0024, R. Cairo English to North America sesquihour is about to end, but accomplishing only a whine and some just-barely modulation; S8 and no panoply of spur carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1030, March 13 at 0122, I find some Spanish dominant, PSA for Mexican maestros, probably from the SEP tho not heard credited, and another PSA, then 0123 mentions “Radio Fórmula Monterrey 7-70“. As I try to DF it, losing out to English political talk NW/SE, presumably KTWO WY, and also another SS. I would assume this is XEYC in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, the only Fórmula listed on 1030, and which I used to get regularly; except this item via DXLD 16-07 said XEYC had moved to 1460:

“Changes at Grupo Radio México, Ciudad Juárez:
720 XEJCC El Fonógrafo, ex Extremo 7-20
970 XEJ R México Noticias, ex La J Mexicana
1190 XEPZ R Centro, ex R Norteña
1240 XEWG La Jefa, ex Cambio 12-40
1300 XEP R Mexicana ex R 13
1460 XEYC R Fórmula, ex 1030 kHz
(Héctor García Bojorge via Mauno Ritola, WRTH via Central [sic] American News, ed. Tore Larsson, Feb MW News via DXLD)

I had been hearing R. Fórmula Noticias, XEYC on 1030 as recently as Dec 29. 1460 would certainly be a clearer spot for it, with only 4
Mexicans already listed there, and nothing else in the tri-state area.
But not for here: XEYC often dominated 1030 over KTWO or anything else. I had also been hearing Fonógrafo on 720, Centro on 1190 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)“

So what is going on here? If XEYC really vacated 1030, could XEACH 770 Monterrey have moved to 1030 yet not updated their ID??? Unlikely, and MTY has big guns on 990 and 1050. Maybe Fórmula 770 in MTY was simply mentioned in a promo on the entire network out of XERFR 970 DF? In any event, there is obviously still a Fórmula on 1030, so what else if not XEYC Juárez?

XEYC is nowhere to be found in this station list
nor do they have any Radio Fórmulas, so maybe GRM has nothing to do with the station on 1030.

The Radio Fórmula website
is no help at all in finding affiliates around the country.

BTW, WRTH 2016 keys 1030 XEYC as CH26, but that leads to a station addressed in Ojinaga/Presidio TX, some mixup there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6040, March 13 at 0102, The Mighty KBC is only S7 via Nauen, GERMANY, with music, 0104 `Giant Jukebox` with Eric can Willigen, but copy is tough even once I switch to LSB to avoid the Brazilian het. Later he says he has bad news, but it`s a joke about something, not KBC going off the air. He would have a much better signal in North America if he could get on a pirate relay like Wolverine Radio! I`ve also suggested a Saturday- or Sunday-afternoon timing via a WRMI frequency blasting across the continent, when there would also be less competition from other SW programming than on Saturday night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, March 13 at 0133, big S9+25 signal with torch song, 0134 honky-tonk piano, 0137 Wolverine Radio ID as expected, vocal tune; still going past 0200, and was not on at previous pirate band check circa 0100. Many other logs of it between 0140 and 0243*; keyword for song titles was “life“:,26935.0.html

** PERU. Right after my nearest streetlite ignites at 0041 UT March 13, with a burst of RF noise on the 49m band and beyond (orange sunset and it`s cloudy so would be a bit later with clear sky; tonight`s Enid SS was 0037 UT), I bring up the JBA carrier on 5980 from R. Chaski: now it suffers from 5990 China-via-Cuba musical splash. As expected second carrier from BBC/UAE cuts on about *0058:25 causing a warbling het as the two are not exactly same frequency.

After 0100 the ACI comes from 5985 WRMI, but I still manage to detect the Chaski cutoff at 0109:28.5*. I`m making a point of rechecking only one night later, since on UT March 12 it wasn`t too clear circa 0109:11.5. Discounting the latter, and recomputing from previous timing March 4 until 0108:30.5, now 9 nights ago, it`s 58 seconds later, divided by 9 = 6.44 seconds per, closer to the slippage rate we were expecting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 6173.9, March 13 at 0036, JBA carrier, S5 with traces of talk, presumed R. Tawantinsuyo, Cuzco on its signature off-frequency. No Vietnam yet via Woofferton on 6175 to block it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, March 13 at 0023, Stimme der Türkei in German! announcement, with flute music, S9+20 over lite CCI. Aoki lists this as if a scheduled broadcast, despite being 1:23 am in Germany, 500 kW, 310 degrees from Emirler at 0000-0055 — but I think it`s a frequent mistake by the sleeping sloppyrator at Emirler, failing to turn off the transmitter circa 2355 after the English to North America, as German continues on the satellite/internet stream. No 0000 German broadcast is in WRTH, and it`s become impossible to find any SW scheduling information on the TRT website (about time I got a schedule in the P-mail unless they`ve deleted that too). Yup, it`s gone at 0043, long before the German service should have ended, uncovering the very weak S5 understation, which per Aoki should be: PBS Xinjiang, 100 kW ND from Urumqi, East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3, March 13 at 0056 UT, CW beacon A is JBA, just 19 minutes after my sunset in Enid, so it`s still daytime in Quartzsite AZ, alleged location of this; doesn`t realize Quartzsite is a major MF transmitter site, so closest listing is for Lake Havasu City, current night hours there 0143-1351 UT (Blythe CA would be closer but not listed either!). LSS is nigh enough for A to be propagating eastward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7425, March 13 at 0142, gone again, no trace of the leapfrog mixing product from Greenville-B, which was there last night, despite huge signals again on its progenitors, 7305 Vatican relay and 7365 Martí. Something changes from one occasion to another, like different transmitter/antenna combination (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1816 monitoring: confirmed from 0427 UT Sunday March 13 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, good with no QRhaM. Next: [daylight shifted times start here:] Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5129.75-AM, UT Sunday March 13 at 0029, WBCQ with `Radio TimTron Worldwide`, S9+20, drama about a Martian invasion.

7489.96-AM, UT Sunday March 13 at 0030, WBCQ with J. P. Ferraro on `Shortwave Saturday Night` originating from his real station WHVW 950 in Hyde Park NY, talking with a caller about the mafia.

9329.80-CUSB, UT Sunday March 13 at 0033, WBCQ with anti-Jewish comments as if Christians should own the Holy Land, reference to a revisionist history website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 760-, March 13 at 0127 UT, country gospel song about Jee-zus, VG signal looping ESE/WNW, making fast SAH with WJR which can only be heard by nulling this. I bet it`s the 10-kW ND daytimer in Arkansas. More segués of such tunes, with 7-second pauses between them; 0141 UT “Old-Time Religion“ by Willie Nelson. Finally long announcement at unexpected break of 0151 UT, full unashamed ID from “KMTL, Sherwood-Little Rock-North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America“ pimping for new gospel program clients, also streaming via  Yes, I said it`s a daytimer, nor do they mention any FM // wagger as an excuse for “accidentally“ being on AM at night. FCC official night hours for NO KMTL on 760 are 0015-1215 UT in March; 0045-1145 UT in April (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1521.0, March 13 at 0118, JBA het against KOKC 1520.0 OKC with silly Capitol Hill HS football game, no doubt the 2-megawatt, BSKSA TA beacon from Duba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0508 UT March 13

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