** ANTARCTICA. 15475.972, May 14 at 1327, JBA carrier on signature off-frequency of LRA36, active since it`s Tuesday. Even weaker JJBBA carrier by 1357 recheck. Try again Thursday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 12190, May 15 at 1258, CNR1 jammer against SOH, with some kind of live music event, // 11785 q.v. which continues past 1300 unlike 12190. By 1306 no further WOOB jammers found between 10.9 and 15.0 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 11785, May 15 at 1258, CNR1 jammer // 12190 which is about to cut off; seems like live musical event, with crowd applause, MCs in Chinese but bits of English too, “Nessun Dorma“ performance thru hourtop, unusual, becomes M&W duet. Target victim VOA Philippines accomplishes nothing but a SAH against this (but skip zone and propagation may still get it into parts of Communist China). At 1304 MCs mention a bunch of other Asian countries. Variety of other music. Maybe a singing competition. Sadly, this jammer is the best signal of any CNR1 frequency checked, and it`s fading away by 1330. Does anyone know what this event was? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 11640, May 15 at 1306, Firedragon jamming, S6-S8, “nice“ to hear for a change instead of CNR1, vs RTI which is inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 12000, May 14 at 1321, RHC Spanish suptorted, // 11760 and 6000 of which this is X2; something`s always wrong at RHC.
12000, May 15 at 1258, RHC harmonic of 6000, while there is no harmonic on 12200 from the other 49m channel, 6100. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 5945, May 14 at 0606, RNZP is already on here, S9/+10, ex-9700. Has ACI from 5950 WRMI, which is never very strong even tho on 285 degree beam WNW, but even RNZI is quite stronger, OK by tuning LSB; promo for RNZ National show; 0608 forecasts, 0609 `Checkpoint`. Yes, latest websked from RNZI shows 9700, its best frequency here, has been reduced to only one hour! All non-DRM:
04:59 – 05:58 9700 Pacific Daily
05:59 – 09:58 5945 Pacific Daily
05:59 – 12:58 5945 Pacific Sat-Sun
09:59 – 12:58 5945 Solomon Islands, PNG Mon-Fri
12:59 – 16:50 5980 Pacific Sun – Fri
12:59 – 18:58 5980 Pacific Sat
5980, May 14 at 1318, RNZI at S8-S9 with item about Samoa; no CCI from JSR Shiokaze/Seebreeze, Japan which has been reported colliding; but no other east Asian signals on 49m today either.
9700, May 15 at 0547, RNZI still on here, VG S9+10 and indeed off after 0600.
5980, May 15 at 1300, RNZP has just come up with news, poor signal but better than 5945 until 1259, denoting change of antennas from NNW to NNE; again no CCI audible from JSR Shiokaze; 5980 soon fading into the dayside absorption and it will only get worse as we approach earliest sunrise here in about 3 weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 13150, May 15 at 1310, JBA carrier, audible only with R75 maximum preamp 2, not with 1 or no pre-amp. Therefore it must be an internal/external? local SW/MW overload mixture; calculated as 11760 RHC plus 1390 KCRC. Here to be in my archive reference, as no one else will ever hear it (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAOMA. RF18, May 15 at 1415 UT, 62-1 Ion, i.e. KOPX OKC has finally repacked, must be first day, last of full-power OKCs to accomplish, thus blocking yet another potential DX channel here. We have OKC on 7/15/16/18/19/23/24/25/27/29/33, but KOPX ex-RF 50 is now open.
Some tropo enhancement shows LP on 42 KBZC still with a Bad signal. Another on 45 which could be Wichita or Tulsa if not repacked yet. Enid`s only TV station, K17JN-D, 3ABN, is still off the air. Maybe that will visiblize somethings from OK or KS. Bullseye of max tropo this morning is Kansas City, but nothing seen from there without aiming that way. KHCC Hutchinson however has almost completely overridden closer fellow classical KUCO OKC on 90.1 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN. 9455, May 15 at 1331, open carrier or maybe JB modulated. Scheduled is Furusato no Kaze. If Bangladesh were still operable here, instead of demoted to 4750, would be amid its Nepali service. 9455 will also be active this evening from WRMI, UT Thursdays only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1981 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday May 14 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs storm noise. Next:
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:
Note: the Friday airing on Unique Radio, NSW AUSTRALIA, 5045-USB, when WOR 1982 should be ready, has been moved from 0930 to start at 1000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.1v, May 15 at 1332, WBCQ, TOM with some cribbed dialog about EMP, not BS hoarsing, but // stronger unsynchronized 9395 WRMI. So not now the 500 kW transmitter, nor have I heard any sign of it past few days, nor seen any other reports of it. No pertinent twit from Allan since May 13 when he said would be “testing the superstation this week“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5890, May 14 at 0610, WWCR open carrier dead air once again, on a Tuesday, S9 with flutter, about same level as 5935 with PMS; and so is 4840 dead at S9+30; while 3215 has TOMBS at S9+20/30 but some flutter too. It seems that Brother Scare on 3215 has been extended to overnight.
5890, Wed May 15 at 0550, WWCR dead air again, S9/+10, while 5935, 4840, 3215 are all modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17774.990, May 14 at 1931, KVOH praise music in Spanish, S9-S7, back on air after tube failure causing a few days outage. Still on offset typical of old transmitter. Next day, May 15 at 1409, no signal but often not propagating yet if on; OSOB is JBA carrier from Saudi Arabia 17615+. By 1725, in with music at S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1090, May 15 at 0554 UT, three country gospel songs in a row, 0559 ID as “AM 1090, KAAY Little Rock, streaming —, a Cumulus station“. Dominant signal despite its original tight NNW/SSE night pattern, obviously no longer in use by ND STA? Checking here since Paul Walker had reported 500-watt daytimer KSOU in Iowa was running at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11981.6 approx., May 14 at 1320, RTTY INTRUDER. Fortunately no broadcaster ATM on 11980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1759 UT May 15