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Glenn Hauser logs April 25-26, 2019

** ALGERIA [non]. 6125, April 25 at 0535, S7-S9 song, choral almost hymnic, mixed with talk in French. Now scheduled here is TDA via FRANCE, and certainly not the Qur`an service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, VP signal S5-S8 at 0534 UT April 25; almost sure it`s Brazzaville in French, while it`s too early for the other 6115, Nikkei Japan at 14:34 local time some 4-5 hours before sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, April 25 at 1336, RHC S5-S6 // 11760, and 6000, of which this is the second harmonic. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5900, April 26 at 0537, JBA carrier, presumably RHC leapfrog of 6100 over 6000, reconfirming from same site; 6100 is S9+20 but JBM; 6000 is S9-S7 and also JBM. 6165 is S9-S8 and undermodulated. Only 6060 is any good, S9+20 and plenty mod. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6100, April 26 at 1207, RHC active on both but neither second harmonic propagating. 6100 also has CCI from CRI Russian, Commies vs Commies. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, April 25 at 0538 music at S4-S6, presumed Bata, same time as hearing 6115 presumed Brazzaville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 3325, April 26 at 1157, dead air at S3-S5 — then I detect a trace of modulation. Ron Howard has been observing dead air from VOI Palangkaraya for most of April, so the other could be a trace of co-channel NBC Bougainville. There is also a JBA carrier on 3260, Madang PNG? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6070, April 25 at 1303, Shiokaze sounder under CFRX, and similar on 5920, the two current frequencies for Seabreeze in English only on Thursdays, both very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, April 25 at 1155, 10 minutes after Enid sunrise, Mexican music and Spanish, fast SAH, presumed the usual SRS dominator XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Faded by 1200. However, next morning, see below:

On April 26 pre-sunrise I tune the lowband for Mexicans still propagating:

540, April 26 at 1126, potosina ads, i.e. XEWA SLP (I was also hearing it after 0500 NA with “Los Cuarenta“ slogan.). Nulling this at 1126, I have another Mexican, no doubt XETX Chihuahua which typically dominates a bit later.

550, April 26 at 1127, Mexican music loops WSW, which would be XEPL, Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, the only N/W Mexican, dominating for now before KFRM overtakes.

650, April 26 at 1128, NO signals at all on 650, nor any XE on 610, sibling station to XETNT, XEGS Guasave, Sinaloa. Strange, and wondering if these too are giving up on MW. Both are supposed to be 24h per 2018 IRCA Mexican Log.

710, April 26 at 1136, “primera edición“ of newscast from BM Radio, i.e. XEDP, Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua; not off-frequency this time. 1151 news of marijuana bust in Delicias, citing grams, then mentions Oclajoma!

800, April 26 at 1128, ad for Laboratorios Camacho from Los Ángeles, i.e. one of the major advertisers on XEROK Juárez; with KQCV OKC easily nulled. But a few minutes later XEROK has vanished, and is normally inaudible at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 21, April 25 at 1454 UT, KUOT-LD, 4 kW ERP, OKC, briefly decodes with slight tropo enhancement, I hurry to 21-6 to try to identify this subchannel. Only KUOT on all PSIPs; and no bug on it, but infomercial with this link: which forwards to: not very helpful. shows 21-6 as “Revn“ (Revelation?) but the others don`t match my last log as in DXLD 19-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Level-2 tropo enhancement blob around Enid as far as Tulsa on Hepburn map, April 26 at 1410+ UT correlates with what I am seeing, decodes on RF 20, 19-1 KQCW-HD, and RF 28, 44-1 Ion, plus many more Bad signals on most lower UHF channels still funxioning. And some on hi-VHF.

Also, RF 24, 25-1 megawatt KOKH OKC FOX is not decoding, pointing to CCI from the 600-watt KTUL extra channel in Tulsa. BTW, KOKH 25-3 has not been Weather Nation for many months, despite

However, OKC`s 7.2 kW on RF 42, KBZC-LD, manages to decode just fine. NOT in Enid, just the city of license, unfathomably (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 12065, April 25 at 1338, something in English, CRI? No, not // Cuba 9570. Listed as BBCWS via SINGAPORE this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1978 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday April 25 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9 — the last airing of this episode on the WRMI cycle. WOR 1979 completed by 2242 UT Thu Apr 25.

WORLD OF RADIO 1979 contents: Alaska, Argentina, Asia non, Australia non, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cuba and non, France, Hawaii, International, Ireland, Japan/Korea North non, Mongolia, Netherlands non, New Zealand, Oman, South Carolina non, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, USA, Venezuela non, Zambia, unID, IRCA Convention; sporadic E season; propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [NEW]

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780

0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany

1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [April 27, alt weeks]

1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955

1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM

2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955

0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]

0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730 [some canceled?]

1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780

0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395

0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780

0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51

0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955

0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780

0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:


** U S A. 15770, April 26 at 1329, a few seconds of beepery as the new Friday 1300 time for Kim`s `SW Radiogram` is concluding on WRMI, music fill, vintage WNYW-style ID, and 1330 intro Alameda Bible Fellowship for synthetic English Bible readings, Jeremiah 34; seems they are stuck on this book, mentioned elsewhen? 15770 has been extended an hour earlier before 1400 overturning to SMTV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 890, April 26 at 1133 UT, with KTLR OKC nulled, “Escúchenos, la nueva radio cristiana“, i.e. KVOZ; searching on that slogan leads to two of my own logs in 2011 & 2012, so it`s hardly new! NRC AM Log shows CoL as Del Mar Hills, with address in McAllen, so a suburb of that? NO. Del Mar Hills is not to be found even in the large-scale Rand McNally road atlas. Radio-locator shows it`s Laredo: Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, April 25 at 1146-1152 as I happen to awaken just at LSR 1145: 864, 882, 1035, 1548, 792, but by far the strongest is 1098 from west, the all-night open carrier from V7AB, Marshall Islands. The others are too weak for a definite DF, but probably from WSW = S Pacific rather than NW = E Asia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, April 26 at 1138: 702, 837-WSW with two beating, 1098, 774 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1845 UT April 26

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