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Glenn Hauser logs November 13-14-15, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 14 at 2030, still no R. Tirana relay as scheduled via WRMI, rather right into World Music fill. I also try to check 9395 Nov 15 at 0230, but can`t tell on the JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 5890, Nov 14 at 0011, JBA Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jamming against VOA Tibetan via Kuwait, this hour only. Not WWCR which hardly activates this frequency at all, much of it with dead air later at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6100, Nov 14 at 0021, Chinese music, presumably CRI Portuguese to Brasil, a long way direct from Beijing site; altho co-channel 6100 CRI Sinhala via Kunming; and KCBS North Korea also listed (Glen Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11820, Nov 14 at 0030, JBA talk, as 25m is almost dead: only Cuban with any signal is 11950 at about S2; Brasil 11780 VP; so what`s left stands out. HFCC shows CRI in Yue, 500 kW, 200 degrees via Xi`an, this hour only. Yue = Cantonese, per EiBi readme, spoken by only 50 million in Guangdong, 6m in HK, and 1m in Malaysia — but what about the diaspora worldwide? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9955, Nov 14 at 0553, pulse jamming against nothing, since WRMI always signs off at 0500, and only a fraxion of programming is exile stuff elsewhen.

9490, Nov 14 at 0555, wall-of-noise jamming here, despite Radio República via RMI via France no later than 0400* — registered in 3 segments between 00 and 04 but I don`t think it start that early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 4980, Nov 14 circa 0010 routine bandscan finds JBA carrier here as not heard before since absence of WRMI; another like it on 5060. Must be Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi. Then this report arrives from Ron Howard:

“EAST TURKISTAN. 4850 & 4980 & 5060, Xinjiang PBS, 1327, Nov 12. First day back again on these frequencies (different services), with their winter schedule. As usual, Hiroshi (Japan) has all the excellent details: “Xinjiang PBS Winter frequencies: effective from 1100 UT on November 12, 2019. . .“

5060 is Chinese, 4980 is Uyghur; and I should also have heard the other pair if I had tried, 4850 Kazakh and 4500 Mongolian, all from Urumqi, land of Uyghur brainwashing.

24 hours later, Nov 15 at 0003, I do hear all four roughly equal JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2008, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 17825-DRM, Nov 14 at 1505, Mini-Transat still numerical today, while S7-S9 17800 is not, this time with male announcer giving marine weather in French with lots of numbers including coördinates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 6090, Nov 14 at 0019, S9-S6 in Latin American Spanish about Bolivia situation, i.e. VIRI Sirjan as scheduled 2350-0250; in the absence of Anguilla but will collide when occasionally active. 6090 is a very busy frequency; also in Aoki at various times: BBC Oman, CRI, CNR2, NHK, Brasil [not], Romania, Ethiopia, KBS via UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, Nov 14 at 0013, African music and language talk, S9/+20. Must be Bamako on late past usual 2400*; 0016 YL ID in French for Radio Mali on FM. Squeezed between two Cubans 5990 & 6000. Now Aoki shows sked as 1800-0200 and 0600-0800! Is it regularly on until 0200 now? Sometimes I have also heard it early before 0600.

24 hours later, Nov 15 at 0002, music has played right thru hourtop, but off by 0005 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2008, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Nov 14 at 0731, two Mexicans to choose merely by rotating my wrist-mounted DX-398, mutually nullable: XETX with frequent full ID, La Ranchera de Paquimé, street address in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, also mentioning FM XHTX 90.5.

And, 540, Los Cuarenta, making fast SAH, XEWA SLP SLP, indeed off-frequency-minus; as Terry Krueger, FL, measured it Nov 1 at 539.966 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 14 at 2341, VOT English is suptorted, just barely modulated; something`s always wrong at Emirler. But at least no extraneous German after 2400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2007 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 13 on WBCQ 7490+v, as usual starting at 2200:20; fair.

Also confirmed UT Thursday November 14 wrapping up at 0127 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente SDR, while direct at first check 0101, only a JBA carrier.

WORLD OF RADIO 2008 contents: Alaska, Argentina non, Australia non, Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, East Turkistan, France, Germany, India, Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mali, New Zealand, Russia, South Carolina non, Spain, UK non, USA and non, Vietnam non; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2008 is available as of 0216 UT Friday November 15
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2008.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2008.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, is off due to death of Michael Kittner]

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415] 2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v, Nov 14 at 0034, NO signal from WBCQ, possibly northerly path propped out but suspect off the air; nothing on any other frequency: 9330, 6160v, 5130v, 3265v; except a JBA carrier around 5130, probably a receiver birdie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Nov 14 at 0605, WTWW-1 is on at S9+30/40 and good modulation to boot! But with SFAW Christian identity PPPP nonsense. So it can funxion properly and not only during Sunday morning church-goin` time. But 9475 day frequency still mostly absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, Nov 14 at 0043 UT, ad mentioning Kentuckiana, then Louisville Cardinals, but surely there is no KY station this close to WCKY, which was originally in and named for Covington KY, not trans-riverine Cincinnati. In fact, transmitter site is barely in KY. Yes, shortly at 0046, “home of the Cincinnati Bengals“. Plenty of QRM: see KVDW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, Nov 14 at 0046 UT overcoming WCKY. “KVDW 1530 and V100.9 FM, VictoryFMRadio.com Little Rock“. Is 2500 watt daytimer licensed to England AR, address in North L.R. NRC AM Log specifies *no PSSA*, so for sure it`s on air illegally far after LSS, which in November is FCC officially 2300 UT (same in December); or could be only 270 watts if they are axually following their critical-hours pre-sunset licensing.

NRC AM Log does not show any FM, but WTFDA FMDB already has 100.9 as K265BO in England, paltry 250-watt translator of KVDW, Urban Gospel format. England is SE of LR, about halfway to Pine Bluff. I`d think they`d try to get an FM signal into the capital. Guess what: website shows address in North Little Rock and a second unlettered FM on 95.3 — but WTFDA has no match for it among the six AR 95.3s, three of which are translators! But FCC FM Query has it: K237GW on 95.3 with same owner Habibi`s Broadcasting LLC, relaying KVDW; but a CP for 93.7 which will have to get a new channel-number callsign. Back to WTFDA: they already do have that, 93.7 K229DT in Little Rock, as ex-the 95.3 relay. Maybe CP on already, except KVDW website does not know about it! See what a seemingly routine log can lead to? Each a potential learning experience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 90.1, KILI, Porcupine SD, the 100/100 kW Lakota Sioux station, is featured with some studio and building shots about :44 minutes into the documentary `Red Power Energy` seen here on the OETA/PBS World channel, Nov 14 starting at 1900 UT; check local listings or the remaining repeats on OETA World: Sat Nov 16 at 1000 and 1800 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1203 kHz, Nov 14 at 0050 UT, IBOC “HD“ noise peaking here QRMing WOAI 1200, never noticed before; something new? Also detect the other peak circa 1177, so it has to be coming from an 1190 station. Trouble is, there is not now any strong dominant AM signal on1190 itself. NRC AM Log`s only “I“ entries on 1190 are WLIB NYC and WOWO Fort Wayne IN; latter would be the obvious choice altho seldom if ever heard here since WLIB forced it into degradation. This comprehensive website: http://topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html rosters IBOC stations, most of them no longer, with WOWO the only active 1190, last updated this July — but also shows WOAI itself active IBOC, which it has not been for a long time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1053 kHz, since I notice a JBA carrier here, Nov 14 at 0053 UT, I perform a Trans-Atlantic MW carrier search until 0101, finding these others on the NRD-545 with fixed antenna, rig I seldom use for this purpose: 1044, 936, 909(2), 855, 711, 702, 693, 684, 657, 639(2), 621, 612, 531; and finally one on 1503 but nowhere else on top half (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 14 at 0612-0616 on the R75 with E-W longwire: I start at 846 which I always assume even at this early hour is the one trans-Pacific, not Atlantic, from Kiritimati; then, 837, 783, 774(2 with some audio – Spain), 756(2), 747(2), 711, 693, 684, 666, 657, 639(2), 612, 585, 558(2), 549, 531. Reminder that (2) means at least two carriers beating on very slightly different frequencies.

At 0616 I resume upward: 882, 909, 954, 999, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1107 stronger, 1125, 1134, 1152, 1215, 1269, 1305, 1413, 1575, 1584.

At 0715 Nov 14 for good measure another scan this time on the DX-398 on altazimuth wrist mount: 558, 612, 684, 693, 747, 774(2), 846(TP which has not weakened in the past hour like the Europeans), 882(2), 1134, 1413, 1485 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200-USB, Nov 14 at 0557, 2-way in colloquial Spanish featuring some puta-madres. Or almost 1-way with a long monolog. Was checking for that mystery open AM carrier still present sometimes but not now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0437 UT November 15

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