** CHINA. 9155, Sept 17 at 1329, Chinese VP from CNR1 jammer; none audible in the 10s; 11460 & 11785 both JBA carriers at 1333; none in the 12s or 13s; but 13855 is S3 in Chinese at 1351, CRI in Chinese this hour only via Kashgar, East Turkistan, land of Uighur brainwashing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. Comparing the two RHC 19mb frequencies, Sept 16 at 2026: 15370 in Spanish song, not // 15140 in other music vamping. At 2030, 15140 goes into Portuguese but chops off at 2032.6* during This Day in History; and 15370 continues, in choking Arabic. The foreign languages don`t dare announce what times and frequencies they are on, since, you never know when and where they will upshow. 15140 was supposed to stop at 2030 after French, altho last check Sept 13 it was in Portuguese before 2030.
Another check Sept 17 at 2008: 15140 OK in proper French; 15370 in proper Portuguese but undermodulated with crackle on the modulation and carrier. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 11965, Sept 16 at 2024 tuning across MWV hour in English, I hear two words: “vomiting, diarrhea“ —- and keep right on tuning! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15730, Sept 16 at 2026, VOA French with pronounced long/short path echo, off by 2030. Also detected Sept 17 at 2007. Haven`t heard any like this in a long time, as propagation in general is so degraded against anything coming the long way around. Calculating the delay as I have no way of measuring it: Grimesland NC is only 1860 km from here short path, so would be 38215 km long path, using 40075 km as the equatorial circumference of Earth. At speed of light, SP takes only 0.006 second to get here, while LP takes .1275 second, so .1215 is the difference or about one eighth of a second. The azimuth toward Africa is 94 degrees, so the bulk of the 250 kW signal is radiating very close to opposite of here where we are almost due west. Normally we get only a fraxion off the back of the beam, while the LP peters out long before reaching here from the west. For this to happen of course, it also takes a frequency/band which will propagate both day and night. And the closer the source, the longer the LP echo delay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1999 monitoring: I missed it, but confirmed by Mark Coady, Selwyn, Ontario, ODXA: “7780, USA, WRMI at 0102 with Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio” – Fair to Good at first but largely lost to deep fading by 0111 Sept 17 – The bands pretty well died off at this time with absolutely nothing from WRMI or any of the other North American broadcasters and there were only a few weak transmissions on the 80 meter ham band around 3755“.
Next we shall hear if WOR has really been canceled Wed at 2100 on WRMI 9955; last week it was replaced by `RFPI` in French, but the websked still shows WOR. Also:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, Tue Sept 17 at 2125, S9/+10 of dead air, WRMI-8 must not have turned off after scheduled APS Radio music at 1900-2100 M-F. 9395 & 9955 are modulating OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Sept 17 at 2121, praise music in Spanish at S9/+10, so KVOH is running overtime, supposed to close SW at 2100 Tue & Thu per own sked revised Sept. 1; http://voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf
It`s the OSOB & SSOB, not even Kuwait on 17550, unless that`t the JBA carrier circa 17550.6 rather than something local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1590, Sept 17 at 0632 UT I find a strong dominant signal with promo for Dave Ramsey on “Smart Talk 1590, WCGO and 95-9 FM“, 0634 UT back to C2CAM. WCGO CoL is Evanston but tries to attach itself to Chicago as the name implies. It`s U2 10/2.5 kW, with night pattern aimed only NE! So for it to inboom here to the SW, it`s got to be on day pattern ND and maybe day power too. Recheck next night, Sept 18 at 0350 UT, plug a website with chicago in it, but not as dominant, losing to some Spanish from the south, see UNID.
NRC AM Log gives WCGO slogan “The Talker“ instead and no FM. Per WTFDA FMDB, 95.9 is, you guessed it, a mere 250-watt translator, W240EH in Evanston, “Chicago`s Smart Talk“. At least 1590 still gets top billing as heard. And would you believe there is *another* 95.9 translator licensed to Evanston, W240DE relaying WKTA-1330. It is however, only 80 watts, located 7 minutes, 1 second further north; 10 minutes, 29 seconds further west (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1590, Sept 18 at 0351 UT, as I just remonitored WCGO from the NE, Spanish music upfades, romantic, then tropical. I get a pretty sharp DF as due south/north, which per NRC AM Log points to KDAE Sinton TX (Corpus Christi), Radio Aleluya, U4 1000/500 with virtually no signal to the north. Other SS in TX is KMIC Houston, U2 5000/5000, Radio Libertad, at night Gulfward. Both listed as Spanish/Religious. Of course, fade down if there were any ToH ID, then back up while WCGO is in network news in English. One more possibility, XEVOZ in CDMX, which is somewhat west of south, but 20/10 kW with POP E/S format per IRCA Mexican Log. The only Mexican left on 1590. Fred Cantú`s final 2015y roster still had four (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0555 UT September 18