** ALBANIA. 9854.945, June 5 at 0128, how will R. Tirana do tonight for English to North America? IS is playing OK at S6 until cut off the air at 0129.4*. I keep listening, hoping for the best. At 0130, I start to hear rapid pulsing carrier cutting on and off, unseeming as strong as before. The number of pulses in a row between pauses varies a lot, sometimes 4, 5, or a lot more. At 0132, some program modulation starts to appear on these pulses, YL with news, but only for a few seconds. At 0134 I count 24 rapid pulses, i.e. carrier attempts to stay on; by 0135 some modulation is appearing again, stays on a bit longer; no, back to more pulsing. Finally at 0141, stays on the air with modulation, carrier wobbling slightly and with continuous hum, but can tell that a story is being told. 0147-0155+ nice folk music with occasional announcements (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA. 11710.6v, UT Sunday June 5 at 0136, NO signal from RAE, which had been telling English service listeners that from June it would be expanded to 7 days a week instead of 5. If so, it`s not on the same frequency, as usual weekend outlet relaying R. Nacional can be barely detected instead:
15343.91, UT Sun June 5 at 0136, JBA carrier must be LRA as it has dropped below 15344 now per numerous reports; far too weak to tell if it`s in an external service language which would be Japanese during this hour Tue-Sat. (We don`t know if they were also planning to expand other languages to daily, but it would be inconvenient to do it for only one?) Need to check both frequencies after 0300 which has been the English hour — so, at 0305 UT June 5: neither one is audible. 15345 Spansih would normally be off by 0230 on UT Sundays, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11780, June 4 at 0529, RNA must be off — no bigsig altho there is a JBA carrier from something, while 6180 is as usual S9+20. Aoki shows nothing else on 11780 at this hour, altho during the 24-hour day at various other times, 11780 is used by UAE, Germany, Iran, China. So maybe RNA 11780 was on drastically reduced power, or a propagation problem? Nothing dire per WWV at 0600:
“Solar-terrestrial indices for 03 June follow.
Solar flux 83 and estimated planetary A-index 3.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 04 June was 1.
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are likely.“
11780, June 5 circa 0140, it`s back to normal, as big as 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910.039, June 4 at 0542, tropical music, as Alcaraván Radio is back after missing a few weeks. Always off frequency plus. At 0610 Wolfgang Büschel independently measured exactly the same offset.
Manuel Méndez in Spain found it reactivated 24 hours earlier with this ID: “”5910 kHz Alcaraván Radio y 6010 kHz La Voz de tu Conciencia, desde Colombia para el mundo”, male: “Alcaraván Radio, 1060 AM”. 24322“. 1060?? Is that correct? Alcaraván used to be on 1530, and WRTH 2016 does not show any Meta station on 1060. No reports seen yet nor by me, of 6010v being reactivated.
5910.015, June 5 at 0127, very poor music is audible, no CCI, and then I do make out a JBA canned YL ID mentioning 1,530 — not 1,060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, June 5 at 0121, RHC English is S9+30 with dead air! OK at 0125 on 6000, S9+40 plugging the three domestic FM frequencies, which they do an awful lot (in fact, do they ever give their current English SW frequencies??), 0125.5 starting news bulletin at odd time, and 6165 is still dead. Spanish on 6060 is OK and other RHC frequencies on 5, 9, 11, 13 and 15 MHz were nominal during this hour`s bandscan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 9470 // 9675, June 5 at 0111, very poor S3 signals match with CRI English, but they don`t match 9570-Albania and 9580 Cuba relays; maybe merely way out of synch? Programmation anyway sounds similar. Both 9470 and 9675 are Kashgar to western Europe, for insomniax who just can`t get enough from Beijing. It`s probably a 24/7 service for that target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12085, 9965 and 9315, June 5 at 0150 and earlier, all three R. Cairo frequencies exhibit terrible motorboating noises, and awful modulation, even 9965 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 11645, June 5 at 0112, VOG for at least the second night is on here instead of 9935, with some great Greek music, S6 // much stronger S9+20 on 9420; and not missing this week on a Saturday night/Sunday morning. QRX for orthodoxy circa 0500 UT Sunday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 12025, June 5 at 0148-0156+, open carrier/dead air. Recalling that this is a VIRI frequency, but not what language, I thought it might have been about to open one of the *:53+ broadcasts, but no — it`s amid scheduled Spanish 0020-0320, via Sirjan as long as Kamalabad be mothballed if not demolished; so is the entire trihour silent? Ramadan is just starting, so more messups to follow? People starving all very long summer days, binging at night, as God wills (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9935, UT Sunday June 5 at 0058, tune-in to Nauen, GERMANY, with rock music at S9+20; just before 0100, ID “We`re the Mighty KBC“, bronx cheer(?) noise and immediately off*, perfectly timed, unlike a lot of such transmissions which chopped too early, paying no attention to program content. Yes, TMKBC has cut back to only one hour for North America, ex-2 or 3. Was this hour `The Giant Jukebox` or something else? Does it still contain Kraig Krist`s Forgotten Song, Kim Elliott`s Radiogram, and/or Pete`s ham DX news?
Yes, from Kraig: “On this evening’s “Forgotten Song” I feature a group from Newark, New Jersey. I thought of their song based on all the rain we’ve gotten lately. 73, Kraig, ye “Forgotten Song” host“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6930.0-USB, June 5 at 0116, S9+20 pirate with soft YL song, 0119 jazzed up version of `Go Tell It On The Mountain`; 0122:50, “Wolverine Radio“ ID as I expected. MANY more logs, with playlists, SSTV images:
Only other possible pirate signal I hear is a JBA AM carrier on 6950. These say it was Radio Illuminati:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, June 5 at 0100, tune-in just in time after KBC sign-off, to JBA carrier, cutting off about 0100:39* before I am gazing intently at my watch; that makes it 14.5 seconds later than two nights ago, or averaging 7.25 each. This no longer meshes with the RF buzz ignition of my streetlite, still not on by 0155, clear sky after sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN. 11470.181, June 4 at 1252, very poor S2 signal with music, 1300 unreadable announcement; off-frequency, presumed Sound of Hope and not a Firedragon or CNR1 jammer which would be on-frequency; nor is // the obvious CNR1 jammers on 11785. Aoki does show SOH 20 hours a day on 11470.088 and subject to *jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Correcting date on this one: Thu June 2, not June 4 as I somehow wrote in original report (and Bambara is M-F only):
15120, June 2 at 2032-2033:45*, steady S9+10 open carrier/dead air. No doubt it`s VOA Greenville tuning up for the Bambara broadcast an hour later. That`s also on 13670, but checked right now, no carrier there; probably would be tested as well, sooner or later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1828 monitoring: confirmed by José Miguel Romero2, Spain: “6190 USB Hamburguer Lokal Radio, 0628-0658, escuchada el 4 de junio de 2016 en inglés con el programa DX World of
Radio, sintonia e ID, SINPO 44454. Audio: https://app.box.com/s/oz07dh3p4xl68x5e6bb1dfwva9zaip8v
El programa fue escuchado por web SDR de Holanda; tentava de escucharlo desde Valencia en España con Sangean ATS 909 sin resultado“. Manuel Méndez, also in Spain, says 6190 was JBA at 0625.
Confirmed Saturday June 4 at 1430 via Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB: by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reporting a weak signal. Also confirmed by me after 2230 UT Saturday June 4 on WBCQ, 9329.9-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sunday June 5 at 0330 on WA0RCR at 13 minutes into show, so started at 0317; clear reception tonight, not noisy (nearest lightning is 400+ miles away in northern New Mexico). Next:
Sun 0830 Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
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 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.045-CUSB, June 5 at 0111, this WBCQ is still on after 0100 with something new, YL g.h. who seems very upset about something. And the WBCQ online program schedules have finally been updated to show WOR at the correct times, plus this lineup on Sat/UT Sun:
Sa 9330 06:30PM 07:00PM ET 2230 2300 UTC Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio
Sa 9330 07:00PM 08:00PM ET 2300 0000 UTC Allan Weiner Worldwide
Sa 9330 08:00PM 09:00PM ET 0000 0100 UTC The Full Gospel Hour
Sa 9330 09:00PM 10:00PM ET 0100 0200 UTC Open Your Eyes People
No further info about OYEP (shouldn`t that be OYE,P?), except it has two more airtimes, on 5130 and 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, 11530, 7780, 7730, June 4 at 0533, at least these four Brother HyStairical frequencies of WRMI are in dead air; while 7570 is playing pop music, not // 9955 World Music. By 0537, as I come to 5015, that one is back to BSing, and at 0539 so are 7730 and 7780, or rather presumed Overcomer Ministry with someone else preaching, sounds African-American, as part of general anti-RCC bigotry, asserting that the Jesuits run the CIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, 9930, 9475, 5830, 5085, June 5 at 0108, all possible WTWW frequencies are AWOL, and still so later in this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1370, June 4 at 1925 UT, I`m trying to hear KGNO Dodge City KS, since I am much closer to it than usual, visiting Alva OK for the Nescatunga Arts Festival. On caradio, first try just east of Alva finds some C&W music JBA, far weaker than it should be for 5 kW ND at 161 km or 100 miles. Comparative example: 1330 KNSS Wichita, [né KFH] also 5 kW ND in daytime, is easily heard in Enid, at 152 km or 94 miles. A few years ago I could also barely pick up KGNO daytime as far away as just north of Enid, beyond the 1390 KCRC desensitization.
Therefore I must conclude that KGNO is operating at much reduced power and/or alternative antenna; if they have an STA allowing this, I`ve yet to spot it. Has anyone? For a long time I suspected it was off the air completely (and maybe it was), until some skywave helped it April 9 and 10 around sunrise and sunset.
At 1950 UT, I`m slightly further but at a no-noise location in the Great Salt Plains NWR on the way to Artesian water and hear a PSA and Johnny Cash tune; very poor level but 1959 UT clear ID as “1370 KGNO, THE classic country for southwest Kansas“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 98.3, June 4 at 1931 UT, strong station with “Peyote Country“? slogan — oh no, it`s “Coyote Country“ as heard clearly later. Wide coverage on an ex-Class A frequency, and still audible near Enid ending CBS News at 2207 UT with another non-ID. In fact, this station bumped an Enid translator from 98.3 to 98.5, which now provides some ACI within Enid.
Searching all frequencies for the slogan Coyote Country on the WTFDA FM Database, http://db.wtfda.org/ gets 19 stations (including some translators; and it seems coyote country is rather ill-defined), this one being KQZQ, Kiowa KS, just across the border not far from Alva (site is definitely north of the 37th parallel), 97 kW, 208.9m HAAT. DB erroneously shows same slogan for KRDR 105.7 Alva which is sports talk. And another Coyote Country is listed not too far away southward in OK, KWEY-FM 95.5 Clinton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 11729.965, June 5 at 0139, South-Asian accent in English says Sunday Liturgy is to be followed by news; then into a story, something about Jesus, a putative asst. leader of the RCC sect. Surprised it`s this far off frequency, from SMG direct; English segment is supposedly 0140-0200, following a third-of-an-hour each of Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam from 0040. Last year I tried to sign up for e-mail from VR, hoping to get advance notice of special broadcasts but I somehow got on the S Asian service mailing list, mainly about the stuff the Pope has been doing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5100, June 4 at 0537, that big dead air carrier is back, S9+30; roughly same level as 5085 WTWW. Sometimes on, sometimes not.
Surely others are hearing that, unlike weaker carriers I am now getting at not quite exact multiples of 500 kHz, e.g. close to 10500, 11000, 11500, 12500, 13500, etc., etc. Got to be some device nearby. Did a neighbor just acquire an inaccurate 500-kHz xtal calibrator and leave it on? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6011.6-USB approx., June 5 at 0123, as I am looking for The Voice of Thy Conscience, instead I find a some very weak 2-way INTRUDERS, probably in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0453 UT June 5