** BRAZIL. 9630.4, July 8 at 0132 and 0537, JBA carriers no doubt R. Aparecida, active now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, UT Mon July 8 at 0122, RHC mailbag show in English, suptorted which is getting to be the norm on this frequency; better on // 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, July 8 at 0531, RHC in Spanish instead of this hour scheduled English; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ECUADOR. 6050, UT Mon July 8 at 0124, S5-S7 talk in unknown language, presumed HCJB rather than Tibet in Mandarin; but per EiBi this segment is supposed to be in Spanish Sun-Thu, Quechua/Kichwa Fri/Sat. Could it be those are local days rather than UT days? Better signal than usual, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 7380, July 8 at 0117, ME music, poor, ACI from 7375 Romania but 7385 WHRI is not on. HFCC shows it has to be AIR Bengaluru in Sindhi service 0045-0200, 400 [sic] kW at 300 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 15575, July 8 at 1319, KBS World Radio, so-called North American service in English, JBA carrier even worse with Doppler flutter. This is the date they were going to boost power from 100 to 250 kW, but propagation is subnormal.
11710, July 8 at 1345, their friends in the North are doing much better understanding Propagation 101: choral music at S7-S9, and much better than // 9435; but VOK has their own drawbax, self-jamming noise more audible during following English announcement on 11710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. July 8 morning bandscan for signs of tropo DTV DX finds a few Bad signals on `open` VHF/UHF channels, but one station is in solid: RF 21, KUOT-CD, OKC, at 1359+UT, PSIP only KUOT on all five:
21-1, Cornerstone, 40th anniversary slide
21-2, IBN bug UR
21-3, 3ABN bug LR; blurry but legible photo:
21-4, AFTV bug LR
21-5, Hope Channel bug UR
This lineup matches rabbitears.info which also shows an unused -6. KUOT transmits from the SE side of OKC, just beyond Valley Brook (a suburb one never hears of), near SE 97 street and Bryant, 591 feet AGL, ERP 15 kW and slightly direxional to NW across the bulk of OKC, not for us. Distance about 117 km = 73 statute miles. Holds up for several more minutes; Hepburn tropo map predicted only marginal level-1 enhancement between there and here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 7260, July 8 at 0119, ME music, S9+25, i.e. VOT Spanish hour also on 9870. What in the world are they doing broadcasting to our Hemisphere amid the exclusive ham band? Correxion: this is NOT IRAN as in my last report; I must have mixed up the lines as VIRI is OK on 7260 until 0020 in French to W Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7206-LSB, July 8 at 0151, KC4AA working simplex pileups, S5, occasionally heard when they pause. Maybe they think he is on Navassa or Antarctica? But QRZ.com lookup shows this exotic call now belongs merely to:
KC4AA USA flag USA
WILLIAM G MILLS
188 ELLIS MILL RD NE
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA 31061-9020
His contacts include FL, GA, as if here were away from there. His QRZ info does not say he is anywhere else now, but all the excitement makes me suspect he be DX.
In 1991-1994 he was HZ1AB in Sa`udi Arabia. I have a QSL from “Hot Ziggity, One American Boy“ but I think it was long before that, probably a different op, club station? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7268-LSB, July 8 at 0154, K2A, “13 Colonies, representing New York“, special event station. Not so piled up here as on 7206. QRZ.com shows:
K2A USA flag USA
Kenneth Goetz-K2A & K2Z QSL Manager
74 Jerome Ave.
Cairo, NY 12413
And here is the current QSL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.qrz.com/a/k2a/K2Acard1.jpg
Presumably same call will be applied to other Events subsequently.
While tuned here, I hear an RF blast from my nearest streetlight igniting at 0155 UT, only 3 minutes after our latest LSS of the year, but western sky is cloudy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1989 monitoring: confirmed Sunday July 7 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, very poor [but we hope better in NE America, Europe?].
Also confirmed UT Monday July 8 at 0130 following extraneous “Sun-Power 5850, 7455, 9395“ ID, on 9395 WRMI, good and much stronger than now // 7780 almost synchronized having just joined together.
Also confirmed UT Monday July 8 at 0230 on WRMI 7780 again, poor-fair in noise level.
Also confirmed UT Monday July 8 at 0300 sharp on Area 51 webcast, but WBCQ 5130.36 not checked until 0327 when it`s dead air! Earlier around 0230 it was S9 to S9+10 with music. Still dead past 0330.
Also confirmed UT Monday July 8 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S8-S9 vs noise after operatic music fill. Next:
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania, ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions], ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW, ND
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. 9330.00, July 7-UT July 8, WBCQ-6 remains off the air like it was last Sunday night, and still off at 1711 check July 8, the target date for World`s Last Chance at flat-earthiness to take over. At 0115 check, Brother Scare could be heard on old transmitter circa 9330.2, and again at 1706. I`m leaving a receiver on 9330 today as much as possible: I cannot hardly wait (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, July 8 at 1348, KVOH already on early again with praise music, S7-S8 and the SSOB far beyond traces of Saudi on 17705, 17615+ but not 17895. Program sked still claims not until *1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1713 UT July 8