** ALGERIA [non]. 9620, May 20 at 0612, Qur`an VP S3-S4, as indeed TDA is scheduled this hour only, 500 kW, 194 degrees from Issoudun, FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, May 20 at 0043, RHC music presumed English hour altho // 6165 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC. This serves another purpose, fulcrum for 5990 CRI relay leapfrogging over to produce 6010 intermodulaton mixing product (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non non]. 9490, May 20 at 0037, no Radio República and no jamming, since not scheduled in DST season until 0100-0300 (Sat/Sun to 0400) per WRTH Update, probably meaning UT Sun/Mon. Jamming is often heard later and surprised it`s not on earlier. RR is via RMI via FRANCE, rather indirectly from Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.9, May 20 at 0019, rock music, S6-S7, probably Captain Morgan Shortwave, heard a few nights ago on this same offset frequency. Yes, others agree here:
Gone at my next check 0053; they say he went off at 0042 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, May 20 at 0050 UT, KZLS Enid is S9+40 of dead air; recheck shortly after 0100, had resumed with talkshow, presumably far-right. See also Tornado report (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, May 20 at 0108 check, KIEL Loyal is back on air with gospel music and has been for a few days, altho missing at last log May 8-9-10 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. During the long-predicted tornado outbreak Monday afternoon May 20, quick survey 2020-2040 UT, of which radio stations are plugged into which OKC TV stations in continuous storm coverage, at least until prime time:
KFOR “4“ earlier mentioned only 96.1 & 101.9, but also found on 88.5, 89.7, 94.7, 102.7, 1000, 1340
KOCO “5“: heard on 91.7 KOSU; but at 2138 KOCO crawler lists only all the KGOU network frequencies; at 2148 KOCO also found on 1640 KZLS. One wonders how much of this be ad-hoc, perhaps TV stations not even aware of all their repeaters.
KWTV “9“: 107.7, 960, 1520; 107.1 & 106.3 Enid: KWTV in and out
Own live local coverage: KOKP 1020 & KQSR 105.1 Perry/Stillwater
Notable by their absence from above are a number of other major FM signals which blithely continued with normal music or talk programming.
98.9 KYIS had audio of some TV but quit before I could match it, “in and out“
KOKH “25“ Fox also in continuous weather but unfound on any radio. It`s a poor fourth in the market, but managing to do some OBs now.
89.1 Family Radio translator in Enid dead air; doesn`t take much to disrupt it.
NWS overrode everything(?) for tornado warning at 2035 UT, even those stations providing more detailed continuous coverage. This also applied to Altice/Suddenlink cable TV in Enid. During this, channel-changing is disabled.
Also for the duration, my rooftop TV antennas are disconnected, but I had picked up some new rabbit ears for $12 on the Radio Shack closeout. Also with a swiveling UHF loop between the rods; strangely, the ears still need to be extended for better UHF reception. At ground level, the only OKC TV station I can get, cutting in and out, is KWTV-25. At least makes for some more DTV pixillated art if I can catch it with the camera.
Parts of Garfield County were under tornado warning at times, but fortunately not our part — yet. There has been plenty of lightning and torrential rain; flooding in our area not a problem — yet. Storms are to continue until midday Tuesday.
Monday afternoon storms were north/NW of OKC, and in west/SW OK, not yet OKC itself, which would get hit later in evening.
But only KWTV blew away CBS primetime (until 0200), putting that on KSBI; KOCO at first referred ABC viewers to MeTV 5.2, something it seldom does, but soon ABC was back on 5.1. KFOR put NBC News on KAUT at 2230, but itself went to NBC at 0000 UT, of course with numerous cut-ins (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 7420, UT Mon May 20 at 0027, Romanian folk music S9+25, while // 5980, presumed still there under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming against no TV Martí on weekends. Alan Roe`s “Music on Shortwave“ schedule shows this hour contains “Zi-le D-Alead-Ale Noastre (Folk mx)“; ex-9790 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 9700, May 20 at 0611, RRI S7-S4 in German, becoming audible and NZ is conveniently out of the way having cut back to one hour before 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SCOTLAND [non]. 7490.2v, UT Mon May 20 from 0025 tune-in, S9-S8 WBCQ with `Encore` classical music from Radio Tumbril, another enjoyable show hosted by Brice Avery. WBCQ switched to non-classical fill music about 0057 before the final piece finished. 0100 WBCQ business plug and standard sign-off — but stayed on 0102-0105* with more music, rock, which I suppose continued to fill the webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K. 7300, May 20 at 0031, English news headlines, BBCWS ID, 0032 into some featurre programme, S9-S7; is beamed 82 degrees from Woofferton this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1982 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 19 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA
Also confirmed, UT Monday May 20 at 0130 on WRMI 9395 following the long-outdated YL `Son-power Radio on 5850, 7455, 9395“ ID; fair
Also confirmed UT Monday May 20 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, good S9+10/S9, better than usual on this NE beam
Also confirmed UT Monday May 20 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast and on WBCQ 5130.39v, fair S9 at 0328 check
Also confirmed UT Monday May 20 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 also better than usual, and starting from the start, immediately after “Puttin` on the Ritz` in Czech, fill music
Presumably the Monday May 20 at 1815 on IRRS 7290 via Romania confirmed by this listener response at 1839 from Adrian Micallef:
“Hi Mr Hauser, I`m Adrian and I`m listening for the second time to your very useful programme from the island of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea. Today 20-5-19 I`m using a Zenith Royal D700Y Trans Oceanic and a Degen DE 1103, own antenna, SINFO 53553-54554. Greetings from Malta and keep it up. I`m friend with Roberto Scaglione of Obiettivo DX of AWR. Hope to hear from you, Adrian.“
Also confirmed UT Tuesday May 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair and not upcut. Next:
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2130 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100 on May 15] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
[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:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7315, May 20 at 0028, “World Harvest Radio, the international voice of LeSEA Broadcasting“ in break between VOV relay languages — but, but, LeSEA no longer exists, renamed Family Broadcasting Corporation last year! Someone needs to tell them about it. 0029 momentary transmitter break and back on with stronger signal, S9+20/10, bit of fill music, dead air and 0030+ VOV Spanish finally starts. HFCC shows WHRI switch from 25 to 173 degrees at 0030; also claims from 0130 it`s 260 degrees in Vietnamese, rather than English as always heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [non]. See USA: WHRI
UNIDENTIFIED. 9200, May 20 at 0036, JBA carrier S7-S6, previously heard 5-6 hours later and stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0223 UT May 21