** CHINA. 7370, July 2 at 1657, JBA carrier. Aoki/NDXC shows this must be a CNR1 jammer against RFA Chinese via Tajikistan, this hour only.
7300, July 2 at 1658 another JBA carrier, CNR1 jammer against RTI until 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 11769.902, July 2 at 1650, VON surprisingly good in English, S9+10/S8, discussing tourism in Africa on its favorite new/revived frequency. No QRM here from PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, East Turkistan, as others have complained, scheduled all the way from 23 to 18 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SINGAPORE. 11795, July 2 at 1410, poor S3-S5 signal woman speaking; intonation sounds a bit like German, but no words recognizable; Aoki/NDXC shows it`s really Hindi! From BBCWS this semihour only. Aimed NW from Kranji, we are *way* off-target for this. Not much else direct from Asia on band except North Korea.
7355, July 2 at 1658, woman in Chinese?, VP S4-S5, KNLS? No, it`s finished at 1500. 1659, continuous beeping mixed with music, signature of BBC, maybe leading into timesignal when beeping stops at 1700:00 but stays on with programming. Aoki shows it`s really BBC Korean at 1530-1830 via SINGAPORE, altho Nippon no Kaze via Taiwan is also on 7355 at 1630-1700.
Pleased to be getting even this much signal from Asia so late into one of the longest days of the year (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11600, July 2 at 1651, raspy tones of Brother Scare, S4-S6. Aoki shows via BULGARIA at 1400-1700. HFCC shows Kostinbord available 24 hours, 50 kW at 306 degrees to W Europe and here we are beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 12030, Tue July 2 at 1645, Arabic talk but playing medieval Christian choral music, S8-S5. It`s REE crusading to the Mideast at 1630 M-F, but well audible back here oppositely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9460, July 2 at 1653 nice strumming music, S9-S6, from VOT Turkish service scheduled here 1600-2100, if they don`t screw it up, 500 kW, 310 degrees from Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1988 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue July 2 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VP. Next:
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. 7505, July 2 at 0433, no signal from WRNO. Other reports indicate it now turns off circa 0400 if it has been on at all, and thus no more Chinese on and off until 1300*. `Grace for Today`, the Chinese-language broadcast, still has a place on the website which never gave any exact schedule info: http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/grace-for-today/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, July 2 at 0546, WTWW-2 is on not with rock music, but a far-right political talk show. Reminds me of one Ted ran for a while last year, originating nearby in Tennessee; not sure if this is the same one. It`s hard to copy what the host is saying despite bigsig along with the 5072/5098 JBA spurs. But I make notes for the next few minutes.
He has a YL sidekick talking at first, about Antifa, but most of the time she just makes assenting noises. Topic is Portland, where there was some kind of confrontation; “crush them!“ Says program is Sunday-Thursday and the third hour is coming up. He likes 3-hour format better than 1-hour. Already at 0551 he says “Be right back after top-of-hour news break“. But then an adstring for questionable products such as how to collect $1795 a month from the federal government; somebody selling turkey meat; survivalist food stocking.
It`s the Pete –something- show, and at 0555 starting the third hour, so either his clock is way fast or this is a playback. I thought the Portland affair occurred several weeks ago but maybe this is something newer? Deb Jordan is the guest(?) co-host(?). They go on to equate liberals with communists; “Portland is Communist Central“. Keeps going right past real ToH with no ID break by 0603. 0609 plugs his website preparewithpete.com i.e. Pete Santilli, selling emergency food supplies for hefty prices; why not Walmart? Nothing there about a radio show.
He doesn`t give a phone number but nevertheless takes a call, another clue that this be an editied playback. Interrupted by some dead air. “Communists have infiltrated our country“. Then refers to being on WTWW (and no other stations mentioned), asking calls to 563-999-1479 supposedly at or via WTWW, but search on that exchange leads to Muscatine, Iowa. I reawaken at 0650 just as he is signing off until 9:00 tomorrow = live at 0200 UT if referring to CDT zone. Then a VPN ad as I turn off. Is there anything about this at http://wtww.us website? Of course not! altho still featured is the long-gone `Dave Ramsey Show` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, July 2 at 1653, no signal from WTWW-1, but weak S9-S6 vs noise level and just barely modulated on 5830. So once again Ted has failed to make the night/day frequency change nominally at 1400, and now it`s almost “noon“ when 51 meters is not usable. A pity for SFAW and PPPP. But it does qualify as both SSOB and OSOB, continuing past 1701+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17774.994, July 2 at 1416, S9+20 of dead air except for some hum; had not been there when I went by about 1410. So KVOH has come on without modulation, perhaps with sporadic E boost. Next check at 1641 no signal at all when normally it would at least be detectable without Es. About 6 Hz off to the low side, so we still wonder if it`s the old or new transmitter having problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 103.9 WBFM, July 2 circa 1630 UT on caradio, a weak gospel huxter here where normally I hear nothing. No significant tropo enhancement beyond marginal Level 1 per Hepburn map.
WTFDA shows one likely Okie, as in Osage: KOSG Pawhuska, 6/6 kW, 100 meters, “SOUTHERN GOSPEL – THE GOSPEL STATION“
But always must also check Kansas, where we find KHYM, Copeland, 100/100 kW, 229m, “SOUTHERN GOSPEL – PRAISE & ENCOURAGEMENT“. Copeland is an insignificant town WSW of Dodge on US Hwy 56, except for KHYM which has a bunch of translators in KS & OK, https://khymfm.org/listen-near-you/ including 90.3 in Fairview near Enid, but WTFDA DB does not connect KHEV with KHYM. In fact you will hear KHYM IDs there a lot more than KHEV.
KHYM is almost exactly twice as far from Enid as KOSG, 276 km/171 miles vs 141 km/87 miles, but I suspect the 16x power differential still makes KHYM more likely. Of course if there is a next time I could try to match it to 90.3 KHEV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1921 UT July 2