** CUBA. 13728.284, Jan 15 at 1424, JBA spur // 13700 RHC, i.e. 28.28 kHz displaced, so how about 2 X at 13756.568? Yes! a similar sound at 13756.6 or so. What of the minus side? Audible at 13671.7, 13643.3. They all fit for first- and second-orders, new ones, and quite unlike the huge FM spurs sometimes spewing from 13700, not lately. Next day Jan 16 at 1417, there`s again a spur about 13728.29 Something`s always wrong at RHC. Also a possibly unrelated carrier which doesn`t compute, on 13882.92 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15168.4, Jan 15 at 1430, wobbly JBA carrier, which is 28.6 kHz from 15140- RHC, still off-minus, measured at 1504 on 15139.790. Almost the same spur displacement as just measured from 13700! Checking the other side, 15111.187, Jan 15 at 1504, JBA carrier, which is 28.603 kHz below the fundamental, perfect match. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15368.833, Jan 16 at 1423, a new wobbly weak spur // 15230 RHC, but probably out of the other frequency, which is not so offset now, 15139.993, i.e. +228.84 kHz.
14911.172, Jan 16 at 1430, similar wobbly weak spur, which is 228.821 kHz below, a close match.
15311.521, Jan 16 at 1426, one of the older wobblespurs, which is 171.528 kHz above the fundamental, but I don`t hear the match around 14968.
15283 approx., yet another of the older spurs from 15140, is audible at plus 143 kHz, but not its match circa 14997. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, 6100, 6060, 6000, 5040-, Jan 16 at 0702, The Cuban Five, all RHC English frequencies are VG and still on with dead air: apparently not a one of them will now emit another hour of modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 1566, Jan 16 at 1341 I start continuous monitoring of the NW carrier here, until it cut off at 1344:31.5*, i.e. FEBC Jeju, 250 kW HLAZ switching from Japan to China beams. LSR here is 1342. After my full JBA MW carrier bandscan, see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 820, Jan 15 at 1344, “Canal ocho-veinte, A-B-C Radio“ canned ID between tunes, like at almost every break; with WBAP nulled, which can be very weak here, as XEABCA Mexicali hops in by SRS; just before, the only SS propagating lower were on 660, 720. Our LSR is inching earlier, 1342 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAO TOME. 4960, Jan 15 at 0648, VOA relay indeed with dead air halfway+ thru the semihour break between French and Hausa. Another example of USG waste of taxpayer money. Or is their juice maybe free from own hydro? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035.735, Jan 16 at 1358-1404, VOT English with `Media Analysis` editorial amid music breaks; poor copy but about “Irrational US Mideast policy“ in wake of acting president Drumpf`s latest threats (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 198 kHz, Jan 15 at 0709, beacon DIW which is 2 kW from Dixon NC (not DIX); instead of BBC Radio 4. I am having no luck with Euro LWBC DX, unlike my neighbor Richard Allen with his setup. Dixon is too insignificant to make the Rand McNally atlas, but coördinates place it around Jaxonvil/Camp Lejeune near the coast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2097.3-CW, Jan 16 at 1349 UT, beacon A every dekasecond is quite audible from Quartzsite AZ, and reliable; checked after the 2263-USB unID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring: confirmed Monday Jan 14 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, fair; also UT Tuesday Jan 15 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. Again this week, produxion of WOR 1965 is delayed until early UT Wednesday, so the next airing Tue Jan 15 at 2030 on WRMI 7780 should have replayed 1964 one more time —- but it`s off the air! (5950 & 9395 are on and audible). 7780 back on in time for RAE in German at 2100.
WORLD OF RADIO 1965 contents: Bhutan, Bolivia, Bougainville, Brasil, Cuba, France, Greece, Hawai`i, India, Madagascar, Mongolia, Oklahoma, Romania, Russia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam non, Zanzibar; WRTH 2019 ordering; and the propagation outlook
WOR 1965 ready for first airings January 16:
Confirmed Wed Jan 16 at 0930 on WRMI 5950, fair-good. Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI *9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ *7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW [alt weeks; Jan 19?] 1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:
Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 4980, Jan 14 & 15 at 2301, Supreme Master TV via WRMI is still here. Checking because Zacharias Liangas concluded it was dropped like it was from the EiBi list (and still dated Jan 13, EiBi has nothing but Xinjiang on 4980) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9329.004, Jan 16 at 1524, TOMBS via WBCQ has been drifting steadily upward, and I have been chasing it since 1515, when it was first obviously even well below 9329 — about 9328.74 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Jan 15 at 0208, WTWW-2 with S9+20 of dead air instead of rock music. Recheck at 0647, “I`m Sorry“ song at S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5970, Jan 15 at 0652, no signal from WEWN Spanish. Seems it is off more than on. Sked still claims it runs 00-14 UT; 12050 14-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, Jan 15 at 1352 UT, Banda 13 promoting that it is somehow “digital“, and greeting someone in or from Querétaro, i.e. KBXD Dallas TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Jan 16 at 1330-1340, barely preceding our LSR of 1342: 558-WSW-Fiji?, 693-NW, 702, 774-NW, 873-NW, 882, 972-NW, 1044-NW, 1413-NW, 1422-NW, 1557, 1566-NW(2), 1575-NW, 1602-NW. Those with no DF are either too weak/QRMed to tell, or maybe from both direxions. See also KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1140, Jan 15 at 1348 UT, plugs for a Relevant Radio app, interview someone about March for Life, and many more mentions of Relevant Radio, which is a Catholic network. Loops roughly NE/SW, but mainly need to null KRMP OKC which is SSE. NRC AM Log has no R.R. on 1140, but that`s because it is not a network covered in the book at all, not on the list page 291.
Own website has two lists of R.R. stations, neither with any 1140!
The latter being O&Os. Too bad Relevant HQ is unaware of all their outlets. So:
NRC AM Log does not have many possibilities, i.e. Christian if not necessarily Catholic, in English. Of course, Protestants and Catholix are unlikely to coëxist on same station. One is WVEL Pekin IL, 5 kW daytimer, “Central Illinois Christian Voice“ but sked does not mention R.R.:
Could certainly be propagating as WHAS & WLW are still in at 1400 UT.
Second possibility is WVHF, Kentwood MI, 5 kW direxional daytimer, with EWTN. That makes it Catholic, but a competitor to Relevant, unless there has been a flip. WVHF is “Holy Family Radio“ and its program this hour is `Catholic Connexion`, from Ave Maria Radio, yet another Catholic competitor.
Maybe someone know which 1140 around here be really Relevant?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 2263-USB, Jan 16 at 1348, JBA 2-way, unknown language. The 2-3 MHz band is a hugely underutilized resource since most maritime traffic has quit it, so any such signal is significant. My old Klingenfuss 2002 Guide did not show anything on this exact frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1950 UT January 16