** CANADA. 650, Sept 7 at 0549 UT, adstring mentioning Saskatoon repeatedly, something called CPMA and promos for 650CKOM. Makes 52/minute = 0.867 Hz SAH with easily nulled weak WSM. I was looking for auroral conditions, hardly; and not KGAB WY either. 10 kW CKOM night pattern is north only, while day pattern has a minor lobe to south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 9800 via Kunming, Thu Sept 7 at 1312, // 9570 via CUBA, CRI English with a drama I don`t have the patience to try to get anything out of, but CRI must be diversifying its programming. What is it called and what is it about? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA [non]. See USA: WRMI
** CUBA. 15730, Sept 6 at 2328, RHC is suptorted in Kriyol = fraxured French. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
12090, Sept 6 at 2329, RHC S5 leapfrog mixing product of 11670 Spanish over 11880 English [resuming proper language unlike Spanish yesterday] another 210 kHz higher; no others found in the 12s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL WATERS [non]. 7268-LSB, Sept 7 at 0035, Hurricane Watch Net is active now, NCS sounds like N8VHL, but not sure of middle letter as he is unfonetik. Mentions in Ohio, so that correlates with ARRL/FCC lookup: MARCH, KEITH H, N8VHL, 17156 ROAD E, CONTINENTAL, OH 458319527. Rather than contacts, he`s broadcasting latest Irma advisory, eye 50 mi N of San Juan, moving WNW at 16 mph, barometer 26.99! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 3925, Thu Sept 7 at 1251, no signal from R. Nikkei 1, but still a signal from 3945, R. Nikkei 2 with music. I quickly check the // for each: 1 is on 6055 with other music, not on 9595. 2 is not on 6115, and 9760 occupied by CRI English.
Aoki skeds show 3925 from 10 kW Nemuro site Mon-Thu until 1330, Fri until 1415, and Sat/Sun until 1200. But also: 50 kW Chiba-Nagara site at 64 degrees all the way from 2155 to 1500 daily, same // 6055 & 9595. WRTH says Nemuro stops 3925 at 0750, but until then are both sites running on 3925?? Bottom line is that 3925 should be on now.
Per Aoki, 3945 scheduled until 1400 weekdays, 0900 weekends; 6115 only until 1000 weekdays, 0900 weekends; 9760 only until 0800 daily. WRTH agrees, except 6115 not closing earlier than 1400 anyday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VANUATU
** MEXICO. 709.93, Sept 7 at 0553, big het against KCMO et al., loops WSW, no doubt the off-frequency transmitter of XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. When heard around SRS, it`s the other transmitter site, not off-frequency. IRCA Mexican Log of 2015 said “185 Hz low“, but now it`s only ~70 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1894 monitoring: not confirmed Wednesday September 6 at 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v-AM, which is a JBA carrier on portables G8 and PL880, during propagation disturbance and I am away from web check. Confirmed Wed Sept 6 at 2330 on S9 WBCQ, 9329.957V-CUSB, back to the lower side. Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
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 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570 at S9+20, 7730, 7780, 9395, 11825, Sept 6 at 2324, open carrier, dead air on all these WRMIBS frequencies. Other programming survives on 9455, 11580, 5850, 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9396, Sept 7 at 1308, rapid RTTY QRM again to 9395 WRMI with `The Power Hour` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, no jamming, Thu Sept 7 at 1324, WRMI with `Informativo G24`, wrapping up another report about the “situación de caos en Buenaventura“, Colombia with a paro of maestros, teachers` strike as heard last time I ran across it, and which research showed started (and ever ended?) last May. Is this new; or an old show rerun?
Yes! In fact the current/latest file on the WRMI System C server is dated May 24, so ever since then, they have been replaying that old show! Did the program soon crash out of existence, or simply not manage to upload a new one every week? One of the unknown bonus repeats replaced WOR, Thursday at 1130, but was then re-replaced by RAE in Portuguese, so G24 was shifted to 1300.
Then from 1326 into outro loop of program promotion, including canned WRMI IDs by Dino twice, plugging their 92.9 outlet on Colmundo en Colombia, also Radio Internacional, España, and all over the hemisphere on WRMI, “99.5 kHz“!! They promote SW but obviously don`t understand the first thing about it. And only time given is the original “miércoles a las 9 pm“ — which no longer exists, replaced by `Creciendo en Gracia`. And no others on the sked, so it looks like the Thu 1300 is an overlooked vestige of a gone-show which should have been removed. Blurb about Informativo G24 still exists near the top of
After a gospel-huxter break at 1330, and 1344 fado fill, Thu Sept 7 at 1345, yet another replay of Jeff`s July aircheck of 21525 for less than 4 minutes, instead of a truly produced `Viva Miami`. Altho Jeff no doubt now has more pressing Irma matters on his mind, I`ve notified him about both these anomalies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5130.316-AM, UT Thu Sept 7 at 0132, this WBCQ is poorly audible in noise tho hitting S9+10, with another `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback, as he mentions WHVW. Still on the air this weeknight only, as originally filled by BS knocked off 7490 by Hal Turner who remains there after BS cut back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505, Sept 7 at 0130, no signal from WRNO, gone again.
BTW, I see a log in the Sept NASWA Journal by Cichorek NJ, of WRNO, July 10 [UT Monday] at 0239-0258 with Classic Radio Theater, SF play from 1950y. I`ve never run across any such secular programming on the current WRNO. Did they stop sticking in newsbits from DW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 870, Sept 7 at 0558 UT, KAAN Bethany MO is still running day facility at night, audible with WWL nulled, as “Regional Radio“, promo some contest with text(?) number 67760; IDs as ESPN AM 870 and FM 103.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1090, Sept 7 at 0602 UT, KEXS Excelsior Springs MO daytimer is finally off in the nightmiddle, reverting 1090 dominance to Brother Scare on KAAY, abetted by Alexander Scourby, “the voice of god“.
1090, Sept 7 at 1222 UT, gospel huxter in English denouncing women in the ministry or any other role not subservient to husbands, none of this 50-50 equality stuff. He knows it`s not p.c., but God so ordains, so there! This is not from NE so not Catholic KEXS, rather KAAY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1120, Sept 7 at 1225 UT, nulling KMOX finds no Spanish from 10 kW daytimer KETU Catoosa OK, which ought to be on by now (September official FCC sunrise: 1200 UT; October 1230 UT), and is regular during full daytime, just noted yesterday. Its sign-ons have long been irregular.
Instead an English station talking about Oral Roberts University — which is Tulsa, so KETU now in English?? No, goes on to mention something ORU is doing “here in central Austin“, i.e. 5 kW KTXW Manor TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1160, Sept 7 at 1228 UT, Spanish M&W discussion looping NE/SW, soon fades out, but KFAQ IBOC 1157 is apparently off for a change with weaky 1170. Presumed 5 kW KCTO Cleveland MO, La Raza; rather than 10 kW KRDY San Antonio TX, Radio Luz religious. However, KCTO day and night patterns aim north from Kansas City market, while KRDY is broader to its NW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1190, Sept 7 at 1229 UT, English references to Fayetteville and Fort Smith, so KREB, 5 kW daytimer, Bentonville-Bella Vista, but address in Fayetteville AR. Don`t think I`ve heard this one before. Separable from KDMR Kansas City MO EWTN with RCC talk in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1490, Sept 7 at 1242 UT, ads for Carthage and Joplin, so KDMO Carthage MO; at 1240 UT in the Graveyard jungle, an ID in passing sounded like KAWG. Closest fuzzy match in the Log would be KVWC Vernon TX which is just across the OK border in the opposite direxion (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1520, Sept 7 at 1245 UT, soul music mixing with KOKC, inseparable by nulling and making slow SAH, surely all three traits of KYND Cypress TX, 25 kW Houston market daytimer, not underwater. NRC AM Log gives current format as UC:OLD/TLK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1540, Sept 7 at 1247 UT, Galveston weather and Jerry Jay signing off his show until 6 am tomorrow with Black-Eyed Peas. So KGBC is operable too post-Harvey; not sure how long it may have been offed. 1248 UT overcome by much closer, but unfavorably direxional 32 kW KZMP University Park (Metroplex) with ESPN Deportes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VANUATU [and non]. 3945.00, Sept 7 at 1252, R. Nikkei not off-frequency and in Japanese, no sign of Vanuatu; 7260 at 1306 has the usual off-frequency-low JBA carrier, presumed Vanuatu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9700, Sept 7, good S9 to S9+10 signal in Khmer(?), strikes me as something new. Yes, nothing at all listed in latest HFCC, Aoki or EiBi at this time on 9700. Searching HFCC on Khm does not get many hits after 1300, in fact only KSDA on 11900 and IBB Saipan 12140, so maybe ex-one of those. But I`m not 100% certain it`s Khmer; could be some obscure related dialect beloved of the evangelical imperialists. Needs further monitorage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1854 UT September 7