** BRAZIL. 10000, Nov 1 at 0651, WWV and WWVH are equally weak, allowing one to detect, especially during their atonal minutes, exactly synchronized time pips every dekaseond, with continuous talk in between. Can`t read the language announcements but format must be PPE, Observatório Nacional, Rio, which may have been off for a while, but recently reported at other hours by Manuel Méndez, Spain, and Harold Frodge, Michigan. The 0652 minute marred by WWVH announcement about hearing them via an 808 phone number — but could that be anywhere nearly as accurate as direct via SW? It`s not unusual for WWV/H not to be propagating well inside North America, so keep an ear out for PPE, WRTH-listed as 1 kW, 24 hours on AM+USB. Little heard now inside 31m SWBC but the Brazilians on 9630v, 9665v and maybe 9819v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9640, Oct 30 at 2219, RHC Spanish here but only poor, despite shift to 9630 yesterday. 2326 recheck, 9640 is quite undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC. That clears 9630.389 for always-off-frequency R. Aparecida, BRASIL in Brazuguese at 2220 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11980, Oct 30 at 2327, CRI relay is S6 but dead air as second harmonic of 5990 which is S9+10, occasional trace of modulation trying to break in. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Oct 31 at 0622, RHC English is off; leaving 6100 S9+10 but JBM, while this time 6165 is S9+20 with sufficient modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 12000, Nov 1 at 1334, RHC is S5 here on second harmonic of 6000, which is S9+10; almost as if intentionally harmonicizing; at least both of these happen to be in-band. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, Nov 1 at 2159, RHC is JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9640, Nov 1 at 2208, RHC seems AWOL tho there is a JBA carrier from algo, listed CRI Spanish via EAST TURKISTAN, land of brainwashing Uighurs; and not on 9630 either, but usual poor signal on 9535. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7335, Oct 31 at 0618, heavy noise jamming against nothing, since Radio Martí is not on this frequency anywhen in B-19. 7365 likewise, despite with RM for only one hour, 01-02. 7435 *is* active now, VG despite some pulse jamming now audible underneath. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command.
5980, Oct 31 at 0624, RM now starts here at 0600, VG S9+10 and no jamming audible yet/now, relating Human Rights to warning about the Chikungunya virus in Cuba (which has also reached Florida). 5980 is now much better than 6030 with heavy jamming. Something`s always wrong at the DCJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 6165, Oct 31 at 1421, JBA carrier, presumably NHK 1400 English, 100 kW SSE from UZBEKISTAN; only other frequency is 11925, registered both as Palau due west and UAE due east. Palau is supposedly closing down, at least for WHR`s own programming, but still a JBA carrier here with flutter, very slightly on the minus side, which implies UAE rather than Palau. Gone are the days when North Americans had a chance of hearing NHK English tnx to Palau, despite Radio Japan`s blowing off its NAm SW audience years ago.
11925 rechecked November 1 at 1336, when also registered from both sites for the half-sesquihour NHK Indonesian before English, still JBA carrier with flutter, but measured this time: 11924.988, vs heavy splash from 11930 OCB Grimesland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 3905, 3930, 3980, 4450, 4885, 6520, 6595, 9100, Nov 1 at 1324-1326, quick survey of some of the Voice of People/Echo of Hope jumparound frequencies finds JBA carriers, and/or in some cases jamming noise. Also something on 3990-, probably PBS Gannan; and 4557, N Korean jamming against nothing per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Nov 1 at 1339, JBA talk the only signal in the Kurdo-Turco sub-band, so presumably Dengê Welat and/or Radio Recep Erdogan.
Note this report of their higher frequency: “Both stations were also heard on 15175 – difficult to separate – at 1045 past 1100 UT today the 1st of November at good strength. Noel R. Green [NW England]“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see TURKEY
** MEXICO. 6185, Oct 31 at 0621, S9-S7 of open carrier; presumably XEPPM still not turned off after nominal closing at 0600 instead of 0500 during DST, already over in most of Mexico. Prolonged carriers post-sign-off are not unusual from them.
What CCI must Radio Educación listeners confront in B-19? Worst will be AWR Turkish via Austria at 0400-0430. During our daytimes, when XEPPM may be on but too weak anyway, there is heavy 6185 usage by Vatican and some by Turkey, China/Albania including 2300-2400 Xian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Nov 1 at 0654, RNZI music is S7-S5, hardly anything else on 25m except maybe some ZY carriers; now scheduled 0559-0758, preceded by 15720, proceeded by 9765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Nov 1 at 2158 UT, KOKB Blackwell is back on with ad for Charlie`s Discount Drug in Stillwater, much weaker than // 1020 KOKP, seems underpowered. It was not on by sunrise today when KQFN AZ came thru on 1580, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PALAU. 15675, Oct 31 at 0001, no signal from T8WH, altho in HFCC B-19 as HBN, 00-06 daily, due west in English/Vietnamese (and same 06-11 on 15680). What service could that be? Checking these highest listed frequencies of T8WH, since the World Harvest Radio website says as of Oct 27, WHR broadcasts only from South Carolina.
So is Palau totally off the air including relays? No, on Nov 1, several monitors still hear them on frequencies in the 9.9s. All of those are registered as 7 days a week, but likely excessive beyond axual usage. Aoki/NDXC dated Nov 1 has deleted them all: http://www1.m2.mediacat.ne.jp/binews/us/userlist1.txt The final A-19 schedule still had numerous PLW entries, like 9930: http://www1.s2.starcat.ne.jp/ndxc/pc/ad/userlist1.txt
Beware: WHRI Cypress Creek could easily take over some listed T8WH frequencies, altho coverage into Asia would hardly be comparable:
“I heard WHR at 1200 on 9930. But was it really from Palau? The announcement mentioned Cypress Creek…. [and WHRI] http://jm.aubier.pagesperso-orange.fr/t8wh3.mp3
Jean-Michel Aubier, France“
I`ve been told that the Palau site is for sale. If so, maybe USAGM will buy it, as they have a history of acquiring failed private American stations in the Pacific; but then, SW is going out of style (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2006, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also JAPAN [non]
** SAUDI ARABIA. 9675, Oct 31 at 1808, continuous talk VP S4-S6, listed as Turkish from SRI/SBA. Not much else from over there on this band at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 7425, Nov 1 at 2210, Qur`an poor S6-S8. Aoki says it`s Riyadh now at 1755-2357; HFCC says 1900-2300, 100 kW ND to CIRAF 39S = their own peninsula. Come to think of it, KSA not heard much on this band, or ever before? Currently only two other Riyadhs are in HFCC, 7410 and 7240, and *none* lower on the 49mb! Jeddah site does have two: 6100 and 6130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Oct 30 at 2326, VOT on air today in English, but poor. When AWOL, look for PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, East Turkistan, off-frequency-minus, in the master-language, Mandarin; might even het Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 15350, Oct 31 at 1347, VOT Turkish with music, S5-S7 and flutter; ouraway until 1357 or so. Meanwhile, 12035, VOT English is about as weak but less fluttery during other music. And 11540, either Jammirler or Dengê Welat, is VP, S4-S5 with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035.023, Nov 1 at 1331, VOT sign-on in English giving correct time and frequency! Poor S4-S7 and only slightly off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [nonish]. 4666-USB, Nov 1 at 1326, barely audible 2-way talk with occasional selcal tones, so aero GTA comms. EiBi lists San Francisco Radio CWP [= central/western Pacific, I guess] but only via two transmitter sites, GUAM and HAWAII. Apparently SFO ATC remote-controls and remote-contacts flights, no axual ATC on those isles? At least not connected to this frequency. SFO has others for closer flights direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11720, Wed Oct 30 at 2100, VOA VG with news, now the sole Grimesland NC frequency during this hour only, aimed 94 degrees but plenty backwards; includes two or three reports from AP — nothing wrong with AP! But shouldn`t VOA be able to call on its own correspondents everywhere, or are there any left? Leading up to 2102, “this is VOA News“ — for the uninformed, that`s an “optional cutaway“ for affiliates to dump out, for whom only two minutes of news on the hour is plenty! VOA news really continues until 2105 outro by Marissa Melton. She stumbled a bit two or three times. Not that I could do better on a live broadcast (let alone recorded), but one might expect better from America`s Voice to the world. Searching her name at voanews.com gets plenty of stories but no portrait or bio.
2105 ID as “VOA One, today`s exclusive hits wrapped up in one station“, i.e. rock music, yecch. We anticipate VG reception for a change of `Music Time in Africa` if it still occupy this hour on Fridays only. Did anyone hear it? I was intent on napping then and forgot all about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct 30 from 2100:20 on WBCQ 7490.1v, S8-S9. Like last week starting 20 seconds late (not 30, my typo before), but no problem as nothing is cut off.
Also confirmed UT Thu Oct 31 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor and noisy S9-S6.
WORLD OF RADIO 2006 contents: Alaska, Antarctica, Argentina non [time omitted under USA WRMI relay: 0100], Australia, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China and non, Cuba and non, Cyprus, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, India*, Iran*, Kashmir, Korea North non, Korea South and non*, Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Palau, Perú, Romania, Spain, Sudan, Tibet, Turkey, USA*, Vanuatu*, Zanzibar; and the propagation outlook; *B-19 scheduling
WOR 2006 is available as of 0532 UT Friday November 1
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2006.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2006.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
The shortwave broadcasts should be:
[Unique Radio, NSW is off the air until 2020y] [HLR, Germany, was off the air last week]
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0729vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN satellite and webcast [ex-1600] 1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] 1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? [ex-0300] to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [ex-0330] to SSE
1902 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [ex-1816] to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
Confirmed first SWBC, Friday November 1 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10/20 (from next week: 2300).
Also confirmed UT Saturday November 2 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+10/20 following ID and an attempt to plug advertising on WRMI? Before cut to WOR on time. At 0140 check also on WRMI 5010, poor S5-S9 and 7780 S5-S7. Next: see above, especially whether HLR be reactive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5800, UT Sat Nov 2 at 0140, this WRMI is much stronger than usual, maybe powered up? S9+10/20 — but dead air! This is the new time for RAE in Spanish which I left out of WOR 2006, just as well? Wonder if has been silent ever since 0100? Other WRMIs after 0140:
4980, remains deleted; will 6060 ever come up instead of 5800?
5950, something, SMTV scheduled
7570 & 7730, TOMBS with biggest signals
9395, Balkan music S9/+10, presumably Tirana
9455, hymn not // others; System L yellow sked very incomplete
9955, song, Angloparade scheduled
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.00, Wed Oct 30 at 2106, WBCQ-6 is on with gospel huxter, no doubt from WLC Radio; only S9-S6 with deep fades so presumably aimed awaywards. You never know whether this will be active or not; recheck at 2220 it`s off (and so is yet to be heard but registered 11730) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6160 & 3265 & 9330, Nov 1 at 2341, no signals from these WBCQs; 5130- poor with music; 7490+ very poor with FKB preaching, looks unpromising for `AAAWWW` in a few minutes, so I semi-listen on webcast, which does not JIP WTO until 0002 Nov 2; starts extolling analog AM broadcasting on MW and SW, referring to an article somewhere; interrupted by call from annoying Freddie, but AW “lets him go“ earlier than usual. Rest of hour I am distracted by other radio and TV programs. He does mention near the end being on 7490 only again this week. Even less from John Carver, IN, this week:
“Tonight’s AAWWW — I give up. I copied 7490 earlier in the week. Copied 5130 two minutes ago. Copied WRMI a minute ago. I have no signal on any WBCQ frequency except 5130. Radio and antenna seem to be working okay. Next step will take time as it requires removing antenna tuner and pre-selector out of the chain. John“ O well, the ep will probably get some repeats this week or later.
WWV reports nothing unusual at 00 & 03, K-index 0, solar flux 71, and no storms past or future. Just crummy wintry propagation from the subauroral zone. While it might not be sufficient, the brute force of 500 kW is very much needed for WBCQ`s own programming; too bad some time guaranteed for that was not part of the contract with WLC (except for some tests) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5890, Thu Oct 31 at 0627, WWCR is wasting its watts off-schedule but transmitter running nothing at S9+30/40, eclipsed by modulated 5935 at S9+40/50 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Oct 31 at 1804, no signal from KVOH, presumably due to Simi Valley wildfires and/or resulting power outages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1560, Nov 1 at 1439 UT and still 1453, Vietnamese dominant or audible vs KEBC OKC? So KGOW Bellaire TX is still propagating 2 hours after official November sunrise of 1245 UT. Axual sunrise today in Houston was 1235 UT, as 1245 is an FCC-rounded average for mid-month. No sign of Vietnamese from sibling station KYND or anything on 1520 besides KOKC, so KYND presumably off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1580, Nov 1 at 1418 UT, mesaforklift.com ad dominant on caradio instead of nearby KOKB Blackwell OK which must be off again; and then an ad for something “right here in the state of Arizona“ and ID as “1580 the –something–“. Equilateral triangle with corner dots, it`s the Tempe 50000/95 watt non-direxional station whose latest call is KQFN, and per NRC AM Log “The Fanatic“. sports format from an address in Scottsdale. Official daytime in November is 1400-2430 UT. It`s been KQFN since 3/16/17, replacing KHEP from 10/20/15, and KMIK which lasted almost 17 years from 12/04/98; but always Facility 7701 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1690, Nov 1 at 2259 UT, biz host signing off with a note of finality saying will continue as podcast; must be KDMT Denver already dominant instead of WVON Chicago, and not yet finished sale and new format, but maybe imminent; fade for ToH ID but think 94.3 mentioned; not correlating with either nor any other 1690 in NRC AM Log. Of course I`m really looking for BR-LA pirate now on 1690, Radio Retén lo que Tienes. Why not stay on clearer-channel 1710? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15632.4-USB, Nov 1 at 2203, 2-way in colloquial Spanish INTRUDERS since the ITU broadcast band extends to 15800 — https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/broadcast/Pages/Bands.aspx so WTWW, WWCR and any broadcaster above 15800 are also intruders, into the fixed band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0407 UT November 2