** ALGERIA [non]. 5905, Nov 4 at 2246, poor signal says “Salaam Aleikum“ at tune-in, so probably Arabic. Now scheduled at 20-23 is the TDA relay via FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9664.066, Nov 5 at 0615, poor in Portuguese, current very variable frequency of R. Voz Missionária, and still an unID much weaker JBA carrier hetting from something else on 9665.00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 6030.00, Nov 5 at 1407, S3 signal seems English as if a stand-up routine, but can`t be sure, S3 and no jamming; a bit later it`s peaking at S7 along with a trace of jamming, but still unreadable and not positively comedic. Could also be AIR Delhi scheduled until 1430. Then there is a sesquihour break before Romania comes on 6030. Probably our best chance to hear CFVP in winter before 49m delves into midday absorption (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9200, Nov 5 at 1330, CNR1 in Chinese opera during Sunday-night serious music show, // 6125, but 9200 is to jam totally unheard Sound of Hope as in A-17 Aoki with 1? kW transmitter. A much weaker carrier on 9100, now listed as Koreas` Echo of Hope rather than SOH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11760, Sunday Nov 5 at 1430, RHC with 9:30 timecheck and news; confirming that as a Running Dog of Yanqui Imperialism, Cuba has also reset its clox “en todo el territorio nacional“ to match the Miami Mafia, ex UT-4. Also means `En Contacto` starts an hour later now at 1435:30, introduced by our friend and announcer, Marta Ríos, then right over to scriptwriter Arnaldo Coro Antich on the lower-fi phoneline from home.
Arnie and RHC may not be making any delayed B-17 frequency changes for another week? But Spanish programming content shifts one UT hour later already, and *some* other languages also make usual shifts earlier or later, to be determined, starting with English expected at 20-21, ex-19-20 on 15140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 13820, Nov 4 at 1805, R. Martí loud & clear, while wall-of-noise jamming remains on 13605, ex-frequency for A-17. After news, opening `Interferencia` show which nevertheless, is a worldwide top-10 pop music countdown, starting with #10, `Despacito`, English / Spanish version, introduced by a superhyper DJ. It`s beyond me how such overbearing nonsense may appeal to anyone. Drives me away.
7375, Nov 4 at 2242, R. Martí in clear on new frequency, while jamming remains on 7435. Changing 7 MHz frequencies almost every hour during evening must be new tactic to evade the jammers — not difficult since they are asleep at the switches, slow to catch on to B-17 schedule which is no secret (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 7550, Nov 4 at 2215, S Asian music at S9-S8, no doubt AIR as only station scheduled, 1730-2230, 500 kW, 300 degrees from Bengaluru, including GOS in English at this hour, one of our best chances to hear it far beyond Europe target. Tried // 9445, which is same except 325 degrees, but too weak to match (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [and non]. 7410, Nov 5 at 1354, CRI in Japanese definitely has an understation maybe also Japanese, or Korean, as Shiokaze defeats itself by choosing this frequency again for the 13-14 UT broadcast, oblivious of CRI always using it. How long till the next QSY? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Nov 4 at 2141, music and swiftly “Wolverine Radio“ ID, S8-S5. Uplooked later, one of these logs says it went off at 2229:
Not having seen that yet, 6940-USB, still going (presumably same station) at 2244, and next check 2310, but off by 2322. No, that`s now Moonlight Radio, per:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Nov 4 at 2331, no trace of AM carrier from R. Chaski amid the DRM noise from Romania, which so far has not been an obstacle. Maybe reset autocutoff earlier already than 2334+*, not propagating, or just off today. Further chex will show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 11815+, Nov 5 at 1432, Turkish song at S9+10/S9 with fast SAH from NHK co-channel, TRT Turkish service atop this time. Main lobe is 310 degrees USward, but could it also be longpath off the back? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K. 15620, Nov 4 at 1757, song at S9-S7, stronger than 15610 WEWN; rudely chopped off in mid-song at 1759:35*. HFCC shows it is IBB=VOA Somali, 250 kW, 126 degrees from Woofferton at 1600-1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13483.5-USB, Nov 5 at 1600, much-publicized Interoperability exercise starts, and the world does not come to an end as Brother Scare would have us believe; never mind, move on to the next foolish prophecy! And your psychophants will keep lapping it up.
Amid CODAR pulswishes, first station is AAM3, no location given, reading a script starting with “Exercise“ thrice, and listing regional frequencies where this will really take place, all of which corresponding to so-called “60-meter“ discrete ham channels but which unlike regular hambands, are not off-limits to USG military/MARS stations. They are:
NE USA 5330.5; SE 5346.5; NW 5357; SW 5371.5; Central 5403.5. Reception reports are requested via http://www.usarmymars.org
This takes a little over a minute. Then same message is repeated by “Desert Eagle“, except he is more formal uttering the term “figure“ before numbers, and decimal instead of point. About 1603 there is a pause, probably for a third station I cannot hear to triplicate this. 1604, back to AAM3 again, with BTW, blaaps amid his speech. At 1607, another repeat by Desert Eagle, and again at 1611. Cursory search leads to Desert Eagle at US Army MARS HQ, which I think means Fort Huachuca AZ. Someone guessed at last year`s test that AAM3 was in Virginia.
Meanwhile, quick chex of the five 5 MHz frequencies finds activity audible here only on the Central one, 5403.5-USB: at 1605 Nov 5, AAR6ES is NCS, taking a report from KW5JP for Parker County TX. They also exchange zip codes: 75473 for AAR6ES, which is Powderly TX amid the Camp Maxey Military Reservation, and where is that? Just north of Paris, almost in OK. KW5JP is in zip 76086, which is Weatherford. Talkovers occur from other over-eager contactors.
5403.5-USB, at 1608 Nov 5, W5WI from Taylor County TX, 79562, reports all is normal including “sewer water, academia“, etc.! That`s Tuscola, south of Abilene. At 1615, about Johnson County, Ohio, except there isn`t one. Apparently misunderstood for Iowa, = Iowa City, but the zip code mentioned, 19103 goes to Philadelphia PA! While Iowa City is 52240.
At 1616, KD0OXA calls in from Saline County Emergency Management, Salina KS 67401, “all nominal and normal“, etc., etc. KD0OXA likes omega as his fonetik for O.
With 3100+ counties or equivalents to check in, I suppose this exercise3 could go on all day/night (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1902 monitoring: confirmed Saturday November 4 at 2130 on WBCQ, 9331.495v-CUSB, S9-S6 (from next week, Saturday-only time will be 2230). Also confirmed Sat Nov 4 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, S9+10/20, but introduced by a few notes of the Family Radio IS before switching to WOR! I think this has happened before, auto-programmed into this airing. Not // any of the other frequencies.
Repeat three hours later at 0200 UT Sunday Nov 5 on 11580: has faded to JBA so can`t confirm for sure; meanwhile WS is fair on unscheduled 9455. WOR confirmed UT Sun Nov 5 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, at 18 minutes into show, so started early circa 0310 (one hour-v later from next week). Manuel Méndez, Spain reports: “9485, Hamburger Lokalradio, Göhren, Germany, 9485, 1130-1200, 05-11, Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 35433“. Next:
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780?? to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780 // 9395 // 9455, Sunday Nov 5 at 1325 check, WRMI with Oldies, “Penny Lane“, during time which had been a secret airing of AWR Wavescan. That has now moved a UT hour later as heard after 1400 on the three. So there will be further confusion about schedule changes concerning the Oldies channels and their opt-outs. WS also heard at unscheduled time of 0200 UT Sunday Nov 5 on 9455. Our DX/SWL/Media Programs will soon need an updated version.
9955 is confirmed as having shifted all programming one UT hour later to pretend to stay at the same Eastern time: Sunday Nov 5 at 1401, the Japo-Mississippian gospel huxtress with her distinctive accent on `Living the Bible`, formerly at 1300 UT.
So now the midday BS on 9955 does not start until 1500. Since they are not clearly delineated on the WRMI skedgrid, exactly when 9455 duplicates 9955 and when other frequencies, will also have to be remonitored. The still-silent 15770 on the skedgrid really means 9455, which was already // at 21-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Nov 5 at 0620-0621+, dead air from dead PPP on SFAW via WTWW-1. What a waste? really no more a waste than when it is modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5810, Nov 5 at 1414, WEWN Spanish in song with modulation breakup. As usual, far from perfexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1842 UT November 5