** ALGERIA [and non]. 15340 was first reported by Jorge Freitas, Brasil, to the WOR iog as unID in Arabic, July 22 at 2345. It remained on air long into the night and then numerously monitored. Ultimately concluding that TDA is *finally* on air, testing at least from own site(s) inside Algeria, besides the long-standing relays via France.
Otherwise occupied, I did not get on it until 2030 July 23, and posted at 2043: “So do we have both sites suddenly testing? Altho not adhering to registered times, 17600 is supposedly Béchar and 15340 Ourgla. 15340 is S5-S6 into UTwente, going from Arabic talk to song at 2030. If you can hear both, see if they are exactly synchronized; and compare to ISSoudun?“
“Glenn, they’re in sync. Reception from Feira de Santana-BA, Brazil https://youtube.com/shorts/DnjQvclsfqg?feature=share 73 Jorge Freitas, Feira de Santana, Bahia 12°14´S 38°58´W – Brasil, Tecsun PL-660, XHDATA, Antena Delta Loop e LW 20 metros“
“Jorge, Tnx for discovering and following this. Listening via UTwente: at 2055, 15100 much stronger than 15340; woman mainly in Arabic, but mixing in some French – an Algerian thing, I guess. After 2100 the two ISSouduns are still on, 5930 much better than 9585, with different Arabic programming than 15100. Glenn“
15100 an unregistered frequency, also discovered by Jorge Freitas. Here`s HFCC to look for other possible frequencies. http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A22&broadc=TDA The Ourgla frequencies registered, mostly for a few hours each: 7430, 15340, 15700, 17550, 9835, 13600; Bechar: 9750, 7205, 9750, 15680, 17600, 21500, 15250. TDA had been registering extensive skeds for many years, but delay after delay in getting new sites on air. Will the ISSoudun relays soon be dropped? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, July 23 at 1518-1558, no signal from LRA36 into Argentine remote, missing another Saturday. Might have come and gone before my late tune-in but Gary Pence was not hearing it earlier at 1509 via same remote (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. For a change, sporadic E opening with only *one* log into caradio, standard provisos: 94.5, July 23 at 1801 UT, “The music you want to hear, CHAT-FM, Medicine Hat“, country. WTFDA DB: CHAT-FM 94.5 MEDICINE HAT AB COUNTRY TODAY’S COUNTRY CHAT 94.5 100.0 kW H&V, 176.0 mH only — 1833 km = 1139 statute miles, city to Enid. I remember DXing their TV station in the analog era on channel 6; now virtual, really RF 36, far beyond DX Es MUF possibility.
I`m still working on researching and compiling logs of huge July 23 Es opening including some other Albertans, lots of Montanans and vicinities (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13630 approx., July 23 at 1452, RHC spurblob with F# tone, mod better audible in AM than FM; out of 13700 transmitter which is S9/+10. Not much of a match on 13770, and just traces at second-orders circa 13834? and 13560 vs constant local RFID? beepery. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 24 at 0500-0507, UR1 via WRMI, VG via Maryland remote, `Ukraine: Security Issue` for July 23 = Day 150 of Putin`s war; including, Russians shelled Odesa despite “agreement“ to allow grain exports: cannot be trusted; estimated 3000 missiles have been fired into Ukraine since war started (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2148 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 23 at 1600 on WRN North America webcast. Missed checking July 23 at 1930 on WA0RCR.
Confirmed UT Sunday July 24 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S5 into Maryland SDR after Etón ad at 0029.
Also confirmed UT Sunday July 24 at 0324 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S6/S8 into nearby SDR but with heavy storm noise from a front between NM and MN, about 6 minute into so started circa 0328.
“Hi Glenn, Just a note to confirm reception of WOR 2148 on WMRI Europe (via Channel 292) on 9670 kHz Sunday 24 July, wrapping up at 1402 UTC. Best wishes – Alan Roe, Teddington, UK“ Next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still July 17] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba] 2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
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** U S A. 9330.013, July 23 at 0627, WLCR/WBCQ S7/S9 in English, achieving closer to accurate frequency but still doubt it`s the 500 kW. They may switch back to it without notice, since they never acknowledged switching away from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1955 UT July 24