** CHAD [non]. 5960, June 23 at 0550, VP African song, S6-S7, R. Ndarason Internationale this hour via ASCENSION. 7415 takes over after 0600. Kuwait is supposed to be on 5960 before and after this hour, probably off-frequency, but inaudible now this late by 9 am there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 11120, June 22 at 1257, CNR1 jammer, Chinese talk, S8-S9+10.
12500, June 22 at 1258, CNR1 jammer now in music, S7-S9, // 11785.
12870, June 22 at 1258, CNR1 jammer, S7-S9.
Then in a very quick bandscan, these are the only three WOOB ones found 9-15 MHz, and all go off at 1300*. All three are CNR1/Sound of Hope frequencies per EiBi, but no trace of low-power SOHs here, off-frequency; Aoki/NDXC misses 12870, nothing between 12820 and 12880 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE [non]. 9395, UT Sun June 23 at 0000, WRMI with Radio for Peace International, sign-on with faux beep timesignal, IDs in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and into woman lexuring in French. So this is *not* monthly as Ivo had assumed, but weekly — or rather, I think it`s a replay of same program last week. So maybe is produced only monthly repeatedly aired weekly. Will they ever get around to English via WRMI? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, K17JN-D, Enid, back on the air June 22 at 1430 UT check; had been missing yesterday. Not only “no signal“ but no signal from the 3ABNers.
RF 23, KSBI “52“ continues to be the one major OKC DTV station with a marginal/insufficient signal to decode reliably on either of my external antennas; STB signal meter shows it on the BAD verge. Why? It`s never been up to par since repacking from RF 50. Which means we can`t get reliable reception of its subchannels either, which are not on cable: Bounce, Laff, Grit and Escape, per rabbitears.info.
For KSBI, rabbitears.info shows 1085′ 1000 kW ND (E) (Vertical ERP: 300 kW)
(63.4 kW + 11.98 dB gain = 1000 kW ERP)
Compare to its owner, KWTV RF 25: “1568′ 748 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: 249 kW)
Directional Pattern [almost ND, minor caves]
(64.4 kW + 10.65 dB gain = 748 kW ERP)“
or the other licensed parameters, one of them temporary? Both on same tower per precise coördinates:
“1085′ 819 kW ND (E) (Vertical ERP: 245.7 kW)
(65.2 kW + 10.99 dB gain = 819 kW ERP)“
Which mean by ERP, that KWTV ought to have a lesser signal, certainly not the case as received in Enid. I guess being almost 500 feet higher on the tower make the difference? Will KSBI ever get raised?
As of last Nov 30, see DXLD 18-49 for an explanation of the situation from Jack Mills, KWTV/KSBI Director of Engineering: http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1849.txt (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1987 monitoring: Manuel Méndez, Spain, reports: “GERMANY, 6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Göhren, *0610-0710, 22-06, English, open today ten minutes later than its usual schedule. Program “Media Network Plus”, ID “Hamburger LokalRadio”, at 0640 Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio 1987”. Very weak today. 15321 (Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol. Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters“
Ivo Ivanov confirms the tardiness: “GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, June 22
0640-0709 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal“
And Noel Green, NW England: “Reception of HLR 6190 was also very poor at my location on the 22nd at around 0645 UT tune in. I could hear enough to distinguish Glenn’s voice, but not much else“
gh: not confirmed Sat June 22 at 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB: on UTwente SDR, no signal at several spot chex between 1420 and 1500, just huge splash from 9490 Romania.
Alan Gale from his location in England: “Hi Glen[n], Nothing at all heard on 9485 kHz again from HLR, but I thought I might at least catch the new relay of WoR on 15770 kHz at 2030 UT, but the band had pretty much faded out here by then. It’s usually a much better signal at that time of the day, but conditions have been a bit disturbed on there for the past few days, even during the afternoons. It’s back to IRRS on 7290 kHz at 1815 on Monday again then; at least that has been coming in very well here in recent weeks. Alan“
Confirmed by gh, Saturday June 22 at 2044 the new 2030 on WRMI 15770, S8-S6.
Also confirmed Sat June 22 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S6-S8, as usual JIP theme music after my first eleven words, as the playout continue to start early before this transmitter switch to program feed after IS & ID loop. Maybe I should start my utterances twice in a row.
There was a special WOR broadcast on WBCQ-6, 500 kW Super-station test, Sat June 22 at 2130 on 9330.00, tnx to Larry Will. He notified me ahead of time but unfortunately there was a typo giving the time as 2310, so we and those I quickly notified missed it; checked at 2310, Timtron was on.
Confirmed UT Sunday June 23 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, very good S9+20/30.
Confirmed UT Sunday June 23 at 0334 check on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, but too much storm noise to detect current topic nor calculate approx. variable start time.
Manuel Méndez, Spain reports: “7265, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0900-1100 23-06, German program. At 1000 English, “Media Network Plus and 1030 Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio”. 15311.“ Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 9330?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 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 [and/or 2130]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
Also check 9330 WBCQ for unscheduled airings during testing phase.
[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. Here`s John Carver`s version of `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, on WBCQ, UT Sat June 22 at 0000:
“Tonight’s show started just a bit early again after some fill music on 7490. Freddie calls right after the theme song ends. I think it’s Allan and Angela in the studio as I haven’t hard anyone else. Allan says he’s being broadcast tonight on the new transmitter at full power.
Checking 9330 I have it at 20 over without adjusting the antenna tuner or changing the pre-selector. Allan states that the tube that had the damaged socket weighs two hundred and fifty pounds and has been repaired. He also stated that they were renaming the program again to Angela and Allan Weiner World Wide.
They’re still working on the antenna every day between seven in the morning till around four in the afternoon so testing only at night. He said that the sign on date would be July 8. Freddie finally booted off the phone at 0024 and another phone call immediately while at the same time another telephone was ringing in the studio. Another phone call at 0027. Again during the phone call two other phones in the studio were heard ringing.
TimTron on the phone at 0033 commenting on the signal strength at his QTH and again another phone in the studio ringing. Lots of good reports from Australia, Allan says. Phone call from Canada at 0036. Allan said that they had received a phone call from someone in Virginia during the last test at full power. Said he guy didn’t own a shortwave radio and was picking up 9330 on the smart speaker he’d installed in his ceiling and was asking how to stop the radio signal from coming in. Said he wanted to stop it.
Phone call at 0039 from a FM station owner in Kansas who’d just bought a SW receiver a month ago and had stumbled across 9330. Asked some questions about the station and Allan asked questions about his station. Said he had a good signal on a portable with just the whip. Reading of emails at 0054 and closing prayer at 0101. Program was off the air at 0105. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.00, Sat June 22 at 2043, WBCQ-6 already on at S9+25, song in Spanish; after 2300 it`s TimTron, and UT Sun June 23 at 0115 `Lumpy Gravy`, Larry Will & Jane acknowledging reception reports, presumably // 5130+ buried in the noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, June 22 at 2330, WTWW-2 is off, but webcast is about ham radio field day instead of `Theater Organ in [sic] the Ozarx`; recheck at 2355, now webcast is stereo TOITO so I missed most of it. By 0546, 5085 is on with rock but weak, only S9; WTWW-1, 5830 is also on at 0549 but only S3-S7 and as usual undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15618.2, 15557.2, 15496.1, 15435.0, 15251.8, June 22 at 2046-2047, JBA blobcarriers at intervals of 61.1 or 61.0 kHz. Question is whether these be spurs out of a SWBC station, or some local device? Probably the latter. The top one I first thought might be out of WEWN, but 15610 is much weaker. I`ve often noted a JBA carrier on 15435, which may be Sa`udi Arabia only between 1450 and 1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1952 UT June 23