November 2009 ABDX Journal

Vol 4. Issue 11



Editors Corner:


ABDX membership is 226 members and still growing! I thank all of you for being members of ABDX. This is definitely an all time high for membership.


This month set the record all time for the Journal at 135 pages. What a lot of logs we got for shortwave. People are still listening. We got some nice FM logs as well. Your great logs show what the DX hobby can be when many contribute. There are 98 pages of HF logs from 7 DXers. At ABDX we love your logs and for each log, you get an extra year of membership. J


Testing, Testing… We have an announcement of a DX test upcoming from WGGH! There are test results from the WSRY test and an unusual impromptu HF test from WWCR. If you heard this test, then send in a log. I already received a paper QSL, the first in 20 years for me.


Its time for High School basketball and just like football the  “FCC STA” for small towns who leave the station on high power and day pattern to get the signal for their HS BKB team to be heard far and wide. For sports DXers, there is a plethora to choose from. FB, Hockey, BKB from pro and college are going gangbusters. Many of us got started  DXing by listening to distant sports coverage.


Don’t forget to listen to FM right now the Geminids Meteor Showers are going on and you may hear something via a “ping” on Ms. Also in December the winter E skip DX season comes around. You can get 1500 miles or so out on FM! This is a short season unlike the summer and may give you something to do during the MW midseason anomaly while MW is kind of dormant.


On a sad note, we lost two very prominent DXers who were instrumental in the early days of ABDX, Paul Lafrieniere and Harry Helms. Paul was one of the earliest on ABDX and was always a prodigious logger and a friend to DXers who were young or had fallen on harder times. He was generous enough to help people belong to one of the pay for membership clubs. Harry Helms was a giant in the DX world as an author for the hobby. He was a great friend to me and a great supporter to ABDX. We will miss them both greatly.


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Table of Contents


The Broadcast Band – AM                                               3


Down In The Basement – LW                                         21


The Whole Earth – HF/SW                                               23


The Line of Sight and Beyond – FM                              121


The Visible Universe – TV                                                124


Nothing But Net – Net Video and Audio                      124


You Don’t Need a Weatherman – Weather Band       124


Extra, Extra – News                                                           125


Bargain Barn – Sale Items                                               115


Show And Tell – Review of New Toys                          116


Testing, Testing… - Upcoming Tests                           128


Call Sign Changes – From the FCC                              130


I Got The Bird – Satellite                                                   135


The Broadcast Band


Rick Dau – Omaha , NE

Sony 2010 and Quantum Loop


1310  UNID  11/15 2230 ELT - someone here with classic country music (Red Sovine's "Teddy Bear" and Dolly Parton's "9 to 5") using the same satellite service as KQAQ-970.  Seemed to be looping almost straight N-S from Omaha .  I know it's not KNOX or KZRG.  Any guesses?

800 Getting someone on here at 11/22 2110 ELT with classic country music fighting it out with XEROK and someone with Christian programming (probably KQCV).  I have my Quantum Loop pointed in a direction towards Wichita (back end would be right at Minneapolis-St. Paul), so Moose Jaw would be unlikely.  Any guesses, fellow knob-twisters?

Mystery solved.  It's WDUX in Waupaca , WI , which explains why it was coming in better when I had the loop pointed towards Minneapolis-St. Paul.


Don Kaskey – San Francisco , CA

Drake R8 and Kiwa Loop


It was rather fun a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd try again.  I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that despite my horrid noise level the conditions were excellent (e.g. WBBM under KKOH on 780) and lots of mix & matches on the regional frequencies.....PST used thru-out

830 KNCO CA  2135 HSFB with 2 minutes to go Nevada Union of Grass Valley was leading the Davis Bluedevils 56-0.  Oogies.  KNCO in Grass Valley CA

860 KTRB   CA 2132 San Francisco ...with wrap up of Stanford BKB game. Gonna be a longggggggggggg season as they lost to UC San Diego Toreros 77-64.

980 KFWB CA 2129 Los Angeles early in 4th quarter with NBA game betwixt the Clippers and the Toronto Raptors. Clippers leading 76-74.  Heavy QRM from numerous stations.

1080 KFXX OR 2127 Portland o/u KSCO with HS FB game but QRM & noise too much to get decent copy.

1120 KPNW OR Eugene 2122 HSFB game Sheldon (Eugene) whopping Tigard in state playoff game 64-26 with about 9 minutes left.

1140 KHTK CA Sacramento 2119 w/NBA BKB...Kings leading Rockets 107-98 with 52 seconds left.

1160 KSL UT Salt Lake City 2114 with BKB wrap-up of BYU's 70-60 win over Bradley.

1380 KTKZ CA Sacramento 2101 HSFB between Christian Bros (Sacto) and unknown opponent.  QRM from KLPZ & assumed KRKO/KSRV that I never did get the opponent. Gather that the Catholics were getting beaten.  Amazes me how these HSFB local announcers can hide the score & even the teams competing while they babble between themselves over trivial subjects.

1430 KFIG CA Fresno ...real mess on 1430 with 2 FB games and a BKB game all mixing with each other. Heard at 2055 with HSFB. Halftime with Buchanan HS leading unknown opponent 28-20.

1430  KLO UT Ogden 2055 wrap up of Utah State Aggies win over Weber State 66-60.

1430  KYKN OR Salem 2055 HSFB game mixing with KFIG/KLO etal....

1440  KVON CA Napa 2048 local big game between 2 local HSs--Napa & Vintage. First half almost over with Napa up 14-0

1460  KION CA  Salinas/Santa Cruz 2043 Palma Chieftains up over Alisal Trojans 20-7 with 2 minutes remaining in the half.

1550  KFRC CA San Francisco 2039 with game between De La Salle of Concord (always one of the nations top teams) and California High located in one of those suburban Contra Costa County urban centers. DLS leading 35-3 in the 3rd quarter.  Interestingly this local was severely bothered by a SS station which was probably KXTO in Reno .

1560  KNZR CA Bakersfield with BKB game between Fresno State & San Francisco State with 8 minutes left & FSU up 53-47.  This too was bothered severely by a SS station.  I wonder if Willows is back on the air nowdays?  Heard first at 2035.

1600  KUBA CA Yuba City 2033 HSFB game at halftime with Yuba City HS ahead 14--0 over mystery opponent.

1700  XEPE MEX Northern Baja 2030 with HSFB game between Oceanside & Ramona HS. Oceanside up 31-0 at the half.


Ira Elbert New – Watkinsville , GA



990 WEIS AL Centre - 11/27/09 2300  - Alabama High School Football Playoffs. Final seconds of the Class 4A game with Cherokee County defeating Deshler. Good signal at times, but signal was just above the mix for the post part. “WEIS, AM 990, Centre”. (IEN-GA)


Allen Willie – St. Johns , NF



Good result last night bagging another Transatlantic and adding  another new  country to my total .I was sitting on 960 trying my luck for Alberta with all the recent reports when lo and behold Russian came through adjacent, moving up  to 963 to my surprise was the following:

963 khz - Finland - China Radio International via Pori Relay   Nov7/09 3:25 UTC w/ Russian language programming, CRI  mentioned , musical interval signal type repeated occasionally, SRF-M37V barefoot  Country # 71

1360 khz - WDRC Hartford, Conn  Nov 7/09  2:00 UTC  w/ " The Talk Of Connecticut " slogan then into news 

720 khz - WGN - Chicago, Illinois    Nov 7/09  2:07 UTC  w/ Hockey talk , ID 

760 khz - WJR - Detroit , Michigan   Nov 7/09  1:51 UTC  w/ Rosetta Stone Ad, 760 - Newstalk WJR ID 

1570 khz - CKMW - Winkler, Manitoba   Nov 7 / 09  1:55 UTC  w/ "1570 Country "ID, country songs  mixing with CFAV 

1540 khz - KXEL - Waterloo , Iowa   Nov 7/09  2:10 UTC  w/ Bruce Williams talk show 

1550 khz - CBE Windsor, Ontario  Nov 7/09  2:13 UTC  w/ talk about industry (stronger than usual signal ) 

1630 khz - KCJJ - Iowa City , Iowa   Nov 7/09  2:19 UTC w/ football game in progress, KCJJ ID 

1610 khz - CJWI - Montreal , Quebec   Nov 7 /09  3:42 UTC  w/ Haitian music, french talk 

 840  khz - WHAS - Lexington , Kentucky   Nov 7 /09  3:21 UTC  w/ Weekday program promo, ID

1010 khz - CFRB - Toronto , Ontario   Nov 7/09    3:44 UTC  w/ traffic report  1010 CFRB ID

Had a sleepless stretch early this morning so concentrated on 960-980 on the dial . Signals on 960 this morning produced 3 new ones and my 8th province , my native province of Alberta finally  for the log  in a short period of time as signals seemed to be walking on top of each other 

All logged with SRF-M37V Ultralight w/ Terk Advantage loop 

960 khz - CFAC - Calgary,Alberta  Nov 11  8:35 UTC  w/ The Fan  and ESPN ID's , Calgary mentionNEW Province # 8     ULR Station # 429

 960 khz - WFIR - Roanoke , Virginia   Nov 11 8:30 UTC  w/ Fox News Radio ID local ad, news ULR Station # 430

960 khz - WTGM - Salisbury , Maryland   Nov 11  8:40 UTC  w/ Fox Sports Radio , Sportsradio 960 The Team ID ULR Station # 431

980 khz - WOFX - Troy , New York   Nov 11 8:17 UTC  w/ Fox Sports ID, sports talk about USC football


Peter Jernakoff – Wilmington , DE



01-Nov-09 // 1900 local // 1400 khz. // WAMC // 1 kw // Albany , New York //

Graveyard mush then a faint mention of WAMC and WAMC-AM. // New. A 226 mile


08-Nov-09 // 1700 local // 590 khz. // WLES // 0.6 kw day, 0.028 kw night // Bon Air , Virginia // Male with "You're listening to Richmond 's voice of truth, AM 590 The Truth and around the world at, WLES Bon Air." Into SRN news. // New. A 183 mile catch.

08-Nov-09 // 1700 local // 650 khz. // WSRO // 0.25 kw day, 0.009 kw night // Ashland , Massachusetts // Male with "AM 650, WSRO, Ashland-Boston." // New. A 281 mile catch.

08-Nov-09 // 1700 local // 680 khz. // WPTF // 50 kw // Raleigh, NorthCarolina // Male with "Newstalk 680 WPTF Raleigh, a Curtis Media Group station with the news you need at AM 680 and" // New. A 320 mile catch.

08-Nov-09 // 1802 local // 540 khz. // WGTH // 1 kw day, 0.097 kw night // Richlands , Virginia // Male with weather report: "Right now it's 54 degrees at WGTH." Into female with "WGTH, AM and FM..." // New. A 378 mile catch.

08-Nov-09 // 1800 local // 560 khz. // WFRB // 5 kw day, 0.055 kw night // Frostburg , Maryland // Male with "Broadcasting worldwide at, this is WFRB AM Frostburg." // New. A 175 mile catch.


Bruce Winkleman – Tulsa , OK

Drake R-8 and Quantum Phaser


11/1 0100CDT XECPN COAH Piedras Negras Mexican NA followed by what is apparently the Coahuila state anthem, La Poderosa slogan and lots of mentions of "Radiorama"

11/1 0400CST and 0500CST Loud "AM 10-50 KCHN Brookshire-Houston" by deep voiced male and gone. KCHN 1050 and KXYZ 1320 have the same mailing address per the NRC log 30th ed. so presume this was KXYZ with some sort of automation "glitch"?

11/1 0600CST a real rarity now-days: instrumental SSB in the mix but nothing IDable at the end, just a jumble with XECPN dominating.

Listened to 1320 on the way home this evening and found c&w on top around 1710CST 02NOV09. Then at 1714CST a female announcer appeared giving a full sign-off with power, ownership info, transmitter location and call-letter ID as KNCB Vivian LA, followed by "Ladies and Gentlemen, our National Anthem" into instrumental SSB.  Listening to the sign-off

announcement and SSB really made me nostalgic for the "good ol' days" when stations signed off--a real pleasant trip down memory lane!


Noted KEOR-1120 with dual ID at 0808CST as "KEOR 1120 Sperry, Tulsa and  KJMU 13-40 Sand Springs" and mention of "Hartman (sp?) Broadcasting". Note that they did *not* use "Catoosa" (the city-of-license) in the ID.  //KJMU-1340 at all times checked during the day today and at the present time. 1120 KEOR xmtr seems to cut in and out at times leaving

only OC. KMOX clearly audible now (1650CST) u/ KEOR OC.

Did a bit of searching and found a Wikipedia entry for KJMU-1340 that shows "owner" as "Birach Broadcasting Cort (leased by Hardman Broadcasting)".

1120 went to OC at 1710CST 05NOV09, then off right at 1715CST 05NOV09 (FCC SS time for November in Tulsa ) with no announcement or ID.


I've been monitoring 1120 during drive-time this week and it seems that KEOR is definitely "on" and //1340 KJMU. Hearing dual IDs "Hot 13-40 The Groove and Hot 11-20 KEOR" and "Today's R&B and yesterday's old school" slogan. This evening KEOR went to OC at 1714CST in the middle of a sentence, carrier gone right at 1715CST leaving KMOX and KFAB IBOC fighting. KEOR seems to be about 2-3 seconds "behind" KJMU. For those DXers that can get past KMOX/KFAB IBOC with phasing/nulling, give KEOR a try.


James Kearman – Stuart. FL

Homebrew solid state regen and indoor ferrite loop


RVC 530 kHz. 2300Z 1 Nov 09 (just now) Clear ID in English, where the YL ann gave their other callsigns first, finishing with " British West Indies ."

11/20 0023Z 1370 WGIV Pineville NC Modern gospel, ads for Charlotte Thanksgiving Day parade, Family Dollar, local barber college

They are supposedly 45 W night (Wikipedia says 450 W but FCC says 45) and NDA, but strong enough 100 miles north of Miami , FL , to record ID at 0023 and 0028Z. New.

Think I just caught another one. 11/21 0700Z 1560 kHz KGOW Bellaire (Houston) TX w/sports talk and local ads. They seem to be looking for auxiliary nighttime power of 15 kW but are licensed for 100 W. Uh-huh.


Bogdan Chiochiu – Montreal , OC

Sanyo MCD S830


780 WTME Rumfort, ME NOV 2 2235-2300 EST + - playing an eclectic blend of soft rock, new country and 80s pops with weather forecast for Maine and WEZR-1240 simulcast announcements. Excellent, way over both WBBM and Venezuelan Radio Coro ... Definitively using 10,000 Watts daytime power rather than 18 Watts nighttime power ! New ! Looking on Google, I saw they had a DX test with the IRCA a few years ago during semi-auroral conditions... The semi-auroral conditions still allowed the signal to be heard on both coasts. Well... (BC-QC)

600 CUBA   CMKV, Radio Rebelde, Urbano Norrís NOV 8 0214 UTC - relaying their FM feed with IDs such as "Música Viva 96.7 Potencia FM" and heard with requests from listeners living in QTHs like Pinar del Río. One of them requested a song by Ricardo Arjona which is one of the most popular Central American rockers (outside Mexico ) and who cames out of Guatemala ! Huge, over / under WICC and CKAT on the Sony XR-A33 car-radio / omnidirectionnal whip combo ! //670 and 710 ! Is WICC in stereo ? They were playing a weird mix of English oldies and Italian pops, both old and new ! (Chiochiu-car-Pierrefonds-QC) 

670 CUBA    CMBA, Radio Rebelde, Arroyo Arrenas NOV 8 0404 UTC - playing an instrumental version of the Cuban classic "Guantanamera". Good, over QRM ! WFAN had it's IBOC exciter turned off all night long, so no more QRM even after local midnight. Heard far from the powerlines ! (Chiochiu-car-Pierrefonds-QC) 

710 CUBA    Radio Rebelde synchros NOV 8 0406 UTC - woman happily announced things undergoing inside the Solo Música px. Briefly good with echo sound, then overtaked by IBOC hash from WLW-700 Chicago. 690/730 next-to-adjacent local splatter not much of an issue with the car radio in the Normal filter position ! (Chiochiu-car-Pierrefonds-QC)

 760 COLOMBIA    HJAJ, RCN Cadena Basíca, Barranquilla NOV 8 0425 UTC - Excited Spanish announcers apparently live from a remote place. Poor under megapest WJR, in it's uneffective null using the Sanyo MCD-S830 / PK AM loop combo. (Chiochiu-home-Pierrefonds-QC) 

780 VENEZUELA    YVNM, Radio Coro, Coro , Falcón NOV 8 0421 UTC - an old-fashionned cumbia song ended, then promo for "La Bailanta Siete Ochenta" followed by a commercial merengue track. Very good, in WBBM Chicago 's null ! (Chiochiu-home-Pierrefonds-QC)

 North American domestic DX 

1600 WWRL New York City, NY NOV 7 2150 EST - with an English Caribbean music program and frequent IDs... Often excellent and thrashing local CJWI-1610 with the Sony SR-A33 car radio in AM Wide position ! Author's comments: I could feel some separation between the right and the left channels, even though they don't broadcast in STEREO anymore ! (BC-QC)


Bob Smoak – Bamberg , SC

Zenith Royal 3000-1 and OEM Zenith Power Supply or as listed


Logged between 6:00 and 6:15 P. M. Eastern, WIGN, 1550, Bristol , Tennessee .  Daytime power:  35,000 watts.  It certainly wasn't the 6 watts nighttime authority.  Received over a distance of 235 miles.

The receiver was an RCA Victor 4-Volt pocket portable, Model 3 RH21G.


Martin Foltz  - Mission Viejo , CA



In right now 5:19 PM PDT 11/25. 

1600 KUBA Yuba City, CA 11/25 4:52 PM PST tune in to Classic Rock, IDs, ads, CBS news at 5:03, local news, back to Classic Rock.


Neil Kazaross – Barrington , IL

Receiver,  BOG antennas



WBBM has their IBOC off for once, presumably for Bears coverage so I can DX 790 by phasing WBBM (13 miles SSE) and sometimes atop 790 is Steven Chwok with the Ukranian program from CFCW for a new catch for me. I caught one call ID and a bunch of local ads for area Ukranian events...a Ukranian church in Edmonton etc.

CX are decent to western Canada tonite, but not outstanding. Not much CJDC at all with WLS phased down, and not that much News 1130 from BC. Bits of Operatic type stuff on 580 matched what CKUA had online, but was only barely in the mix.


Rick Barton - Cave Creek , Arizona

Panasonic  RF-2200 (MW)


1600   KYBC  Cottonwood, AZ  local station with Mingus Unified HS game at  0145.  (10/31 * Barton-AZ)

1320  KFNZ  Salt Lake City, UT  noted 0155 with HS

game .(10/31  Barton-AZ)

810  KGO  San Francisco  1420  local spots and references Bay Area on car radio well after local S.R. with still strong signals .  (10/31  Barton-AZ)

1340   KPGE  Page, Arizona with "Classical Gas" at 1400 and ID at 1403, to ABC news. later gave way to very strong ID from KIKO , Globe, AZ .   (11/1  Barton-AZ)

640   KFI  Los Angeles , CA  still hanging in there 1530 , newsbreak , local traffic.

didnt note if "the405" was backed up.  640   KFI  Los Angeles , CA  still hanging in there

760  KFMB   San Diego , CA  with break from "Rick Roberts" to spots at 1550. 2 hrs. + after local S.R. (11/1  Barton-AZ)

1440   KAZG  Scottsdale , AZ  1600   Oldies music format, jingles. not always heard well locally, disappears after 90 miles when going to Tucson , but coming in with fair-good signal here in high desert 100 miles north. (11/1  Barton-AZ)


Phil Rafuse – Stratford , PEI

R-390A LFE M601C active omni whip with ground addition – As Listed


Heard from 2:45 p.m. AST to 3:55 p.m. AST on November 1, 2009

was just doing a casual daytime bandscan, and then I noticed:

1134 KHz Croatia.  Hmmm, Croatia in mid afternoon.  Even with the time change, this was interesting.

1179 KHz Sweden - with news item in English on Afghanistan then into a nice clear "This is Radio Sweden International".

1206 KHz France in Bordeaux

1215 KHz classical music, made me suspect Russia , then Absolute Radio in England rose above the classical music.

1377 KHz France Info in Lille

1413 Unid - so weak, all I could detect was that a human being was speaking a language

1431 KHz Radio Ukraine , then the hip sound of Radio Sawa faded up and over.

1548 KHz Trans World Radio

1550 KHz Algeria parallel to their SW outlet on 6300 KHz.  See, SW is usful to the MW DXer.  Also very useful, Herman Boel's EMWG!

1575 KHz UAE Radio Farda

Now, to try lower down the dial, and with the Icom R-75 tag teaming the R-390A - the Icom loves to shine on ECSS:

1089 KHz Talksport England

1053 KHz Talksport

999 KHz Spain COPE

972 KHz Unid with some jazz

945 KHz France Info Toulouse

774 KHz Spain Radio Nacional

765 KHz Switzerland

756 KHz  Deutschland Funk parallel to 6190 KHz

720 KHz Greenland with a very strong signal

Oh yes, I noted the following domestic:

1320 KHz WDER in NH

Heard at 12:00 a.m. midnight AST, November 3, 2009:

Receiver: Icom R-75

Antenna: Wellbrook 1530 loop [located in the basement, on a stand, the centre point of the loop right at the level of the soil]

1140 CHRB High River AB - playing C&W [sounded rather like Country Gospel], then into a non ID blathering about being a 'Community Radio Station', then into Perry F. Rockwood's The People's Gospel Hour.

The Wellbrook really proved itself here.  On the M601C, 1140 was CBI Sydney NS and background jumble.  With the Wellbrook aimed just right, CHRB was crystal clear for several minutes.  Nothing like a B&W antenna switch for making a dramatic A to B comparison!

I logged CHRB for the very first time in early October at the Priest Pond DXpedition.  Of course, there I was right by salt water and had the mighty DGS EWE - plus I was up well before daybreak.  To get CHRB at home in a suburban/small town neighbourhood, with an indoor antenna, is even sweeter!

Heard on an Icom R75 using a Wellbrook 1530 loop on a stand beside my radio room chair:

November 12, 2007 12:05 a.m. AST

1130 CKWX Vancouver BC with talk about Rememberance Day services in Vancouver and into an on location clip with a band playing O'Canada.

1130 WBBR in NYC NY is one tough cookie to null. It is a raging powerhouse here in PEI , and also in my native NS.  The Wellbrook can partly null it, and then it is a matter of listening to the background.  Many nights lately I have heard background chatter, suspected CKWX, but no good clues.  In this case, the background chatter rose enough to be a clear background signal in spite of WBBR continuing to dominate.  I flicked the antenna switch between the Wellbrook and the LFE M601C omni antenna - CKWX was detectable on the LFE but there was no way it could be IDed.  On the Wellbrook, the difference was enormous, enough less WBBR to allow me to ID CKWX with confidence.

I have caught CKWX before, but it took the mighty DGS EWE close to salt water at the Priest Pond DXpedition.  Tonight's catch was sweet since it was using an indoor antenna and right in town.

Heard from 11:55 p.m. AST Nov 27/09 to 12:35 a.m. AST Nov 28/09

Receiver:  Icom R-75 and Palstar R30A tag team

Antenna: Wellbrook 1530 indoor stand mounted active loop

1070 KNX Los Angeles CA "7:55, KNX traffic on the 5"

960 CFAC Calgary AB " Rogers sports radio..."

1290 CFRW Winnipeg MB playing oldies, including lots of Can-con.  Didn't hear any liners or IDs, but confirmed the identical music from their listen live on their website. [Heard lots of WKBK and WRNI of course while listening]

1190 CFSL Weyburn SK "playing all your country favourites AA 1190"

I Tried in vain fo 1130 CKWX in Vancouver BC , but WBBR was just too much to contend with.

I then proceeded to pull in CINW, CFRB, CKHJ, CJCB and CBN.  All easy, but those 5 easy catches plus the AB, SK and MB catches above gave me 8/10 Provinces.  No AM stations in PEI [except for some Alfredo Lites in the basement :)] All I needed was BC.


Brent Taylor – Charlottetown , PEI

Kchibo D96L ultralight, barefoot – As Listed


960 CFAC Calgary - 0326 EST - out of ESPN network sports scores, into commercial break with ads from the Calgary area, an Alberta government Web site, then "Fan 960" ID at 0328 and back to ESPN network. Similar signal level to Priest Pond DX-pedition catch last month. [Taylor - PEI ]

As I type this I'm listening to the Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock and Roll" on Absolute Radio, loud, from the NEXT ROOM.

In addition to the big sig on 1215, there's also 1089, 1521 etc.Big stuff, and a good night ahead.

Put up the new Super Loop today, measuring 60 feet long, by 20 feet high at each end. The loop is oriented to "disfavour" the NE USA . Some stations in NY and Boston are way down in signal strength compared to the usual. Some, like WBBR, seem to have still quite strong signals. I have not actually tuned it yet, and just set it for about 1000 ohms. As soon as I touched the PL259 to the back of the ICOM the signals literally jumped out, and even with all of the preamp off and the attenuator in the TA signals were super. Signals generally were very similar to levels at the DX-pedition last month on the coast of PEI

Without phasing hooked up yet, I was curious as to how the antenna would perform for western North America . As you can see below, the verdict is in. If I had had the Quantum Phaser hooked up to finish the nulling job on the blowtorches in NY and Boston, I wonder what else I coudl have bagged at the bedside. I did get a clean snip of "KOMO Newsradio" ID under WMVP on 1000 but I wasn't going to turn on the light or my iPod to get the correct time, so I didn't log it "officially."  

910    CKDQ    AB  Drumheller -11/11 0410 - fair in fade up over Latino station with "Red Dirt Road" C&W song, then into "Q91 country dot com" ID @ 0412 and another country song. (BT-PE) 

920    CKNX    ON  Wingham - 11/11 0344 - "I Hope You Dance" segue into another C&W song, and yet another segue with no ID @ 0348. Then finally female with "You're listening to CKNX, AM 920, we'll be right back," and promo for morning talk show and 519 area code phone number given, as well as "" web address.  Then back to C&W song. (BT-PE) 

960    CFAC    AB  Calgary - 11/10 2147 - Flames/Canadiens NHL play by play by Peter Maher, fair to good, with ads for the "Fan 960" morning drive show and Calgary area car dealers. (BT-PE) 

1130    CKWX    BC  Vancouver - 11/11 0425 - Mostly buried under WBBR, but up nicely on fades, first with "this day in entertainment history" piece about TV Announcer Don Pardo, then back up again at 0431 with female news announcer. Finally, at 0433, a traffic report mentioning North Vancouver and traffic delays expected around "Cenotaphs" (Canadian fallen soldiers memorials) as it was Remembrance Day, followed by "News1130 dot com" clear promo ID at 0434. (BT-PE) 

1290    CFRW    MB  Winnipeg - 11/11 0335 - Fair, with April Wine's "Bad Side of the Moon," then choral "CFRW" jingle ID and straight into "Yellow River" by Christie @ 0337. (BT-PE) 

BT-PE    Brent Taylor, Stratford - ICOM R75 w/ KIWA mods, 60x20 back yard super loop

Good day ABDXers! Like Phil VY2PR, I had an excellent morning of TP DX here on Canada 's Atlantic Coast .

Logs below:

774  JAPAN  JOUB Akita - 13/11 1028 - Man in Japanese introducing the next segment of an English lesson. // 747 and 693  [Taylor - PE]

918    UNID - 13/11 1112 - Sounded like woman in Chinese to me, but I read that Japan is reported here also [Taylor - PE]

972     SOUTH KOREA HLCA - 13/11 1017 - Very loud and dominant with pop music and two announcers, male and female [Taylor - PE]

981     CHINA CNR1 - 13/11 1028 - In solidly with woman and man reading news and talking in what was certainly a Chinese dialect. Nice musical interlude around 1116Z [Taylor - PE]

1116    UNID (4BC Brisbane ?) - 13/11 1113 - Woman first, and then man talking. Certainly sounds like English inflection. Will be checking with 4BC producers to see if I can get the station to send me the audio from that time slot for comparison. [Taylor - PE]

1206     CHINA CNR Yangbian - 13/11 1036 - Presumed with their Korean service, woman talking, and musical interlude at 1038Z  [Taylor - PE]

1413    JAPAN JOIF Fukuoka - 13/11 1033 - Man talking in what clearly sounds like Japanese, with musical interlude at 1036 UTC [Taylor - PE]

1557    UNID - 13/11 1031 - Man talking in quite obvious Chinese dialect. Not sure if this is Taiwan WYFR or mainland China . Help!  [Taylor - PE]

Just a couple here. The usual suspects were in this morning, but one relog from Alberta and one new call and slogan not heard before worthy of mention.

910    CKDQ    AB    Drumheller - 15/11 0542 - Good, with male country song, recorded slogan ID "Q-91" and segue right into next song. (BT-PE) 

920    WNBZ    NY    Saranac Lake - 15/11 0541 - excellent on up-fade with full ID at 0545, "A broadcasting legacy with the morning news, information, and America 's best music. It's AM 920 and 1240, WNBZ." Then into Carpenters song. (BT-PE)

540 HUNGARYp MR1-Kossuth Rádió Solt 14 NOV 2117 - Good, presumed with man talking in Eastern European sounding language and mention of Budapest . At 2119 went into what sounded like a commercial or promo of some sort, then a woman talking at 2120. Recorded to MP3. [Taylor-PE] 

684 SPAIN RNE Dos Hermanas 14 NOV 2121 - Loudest TA on the band this night, with two very excited male announcers calling a soccer game. [Taylor-PE] 

693 ENGLAND BBC 5 15 Nov 0424 - Good, with two men talking in English, with echo-synchros sound typical of multiple transmitters and slight feed delays. [Taylor-PE] 

810 SCOTLAND BBC Radio Scotland 14 NOV 2125 - Good, over/under semi-local CJVA with music from the Glenfiddich Piping Championship. Compared later with BBC web site archive at and found to be a perfect match. Recorded to MP3. Rare TA on this usually busy domestic freq, with either CJVA or WGY dominant in the evenings. [Taylor-PE] 

837 AZORES RDP Açores Antena 1 Pico da Barrosa 15 NOV 0420 - Two men talking in Portugese, then played clip of woman speaking, presumed followed by a discussion on what she said. [Taylor-PE]

882 WALES BBC Wales 14 NOV 2131 - Fair, with male announcer in English at 2131, COPE Spain synchros jumble underneath. [Taylor-PE] 

909 ENGLAND BBC 5 14 Nov 2133 - Good, with Ireland-France World Cup soccer play by play in English. [Taylor-PE]

 963 FINLAND CRI Pori 15 Nov 0417 - Excellent signal, with woman giving IDs for what sounded like multiple stations in Russian-sounding language. Some feed problems evident also with drop outs in the audio from time to time, then "Govorit Radio Kitaya" standard ID for China Radio International and more talk. [Taylor-PE] 

981 ALGERIA Alger Chaîne 2 NOV 14 2054 - Alone, good, with man and woman singing and speaking with string music accompanyment. Into plucked string instrumental with eventual male vocal at 2056. Re-checked at 2135 to find it still in well with more north African tribal sounding music. [Taylor-PE] 

1044 MOROCCO RTM NOV 14 2057 - Alone at first, with Spain rising underneath. Fair, tribal-type north African music. [Taylor-PE] 

1089 ALGERIA Alger Chaîne 1 Adrar NOV 14 2058 - Over Talksport UK , with male singing and accompanied by string instruments and backup choir. ID by female in Arabic at the top of the hour. [Taylor-PE] 

1089 ENGLAND TalkSport UK NOV 14 2058 - Under Ageria at first, but faded up to dominance leading up to the top of the hour, promo for upcoming Manchester City soccer game. [Taylor-PE]

 1179 SWEDEN Radio Sweden International Sölvesborg NOV 14 2104 - Well over Spanish sports programming, with woman reading news in presumed Swedish, followed by nice interval signal style chimes at 2105. [Taylor-PE] 

1179 SPAIN SER Radio NOV 14 2104 - Fighting it out under co-channel Swede, with sports play-by-play action, likely soccer. [Taylor-PE]

 1215 KALININGRAD Voice of Russia Bolshakovo NOV 14 2106 - Rising up to good, against Absolute Radio UK , topping out for 20 seconds with female news reader in English, talking about Russia winning a World Cop qualifier match. [Taylor-PE] 

1224 BULGARIAp Radio Bulgaria Vidin NOV 14 2111 - Presumed, with fast "Zorba" flute/pipe type music with female announcer in Baltic-sounding language, over COPE Spain sports broadcasts. Schedule shows them in Greek at this hour. Later heard at 0427 (15 Nov) with muffled audio and woman talking, and then musical selection at 0429. [Taylor-PE] 

1539 GERMANY Evangeliums Rundfunk Mainflingen 15 NOV 0438 - Good, with foreign language version of "How Great Thou Art" over SER Spain with female announcer. [Taylor-PE]


Audio from Korea 972, with female announcer and music at 1028Z Getting audio on Korea 972 and Japan 774, as well as good western domestics, like KNX 1070 in the clear, Brandon under WCBS and Calgary under WABC.

Hets on practically all TP splits.


I had CKWX in a deep WBBR fade around 5 a.m. local time this morning, but

not nearly as good as they can get out here. I found most signals down quite

a bit from usual in recent weeks. I've been hearing pretty much the same

stations, just weaker.

1130 CKWX   BC  Vancouver - 30/11 0551 EST - Poor, rising to good in deep

WBBR fade with female announcer and traffic reports for Vancouver area

highways. [BT-PEI]


Barry McLarnon – Ottawa , ON

Receiver, Antenna


Conditions at the end of October were good, but not great (better last night, but a day late for favorable sunset times!), but I did manage to snag a few new ones.  Times are EDT.

890  KQLX  Lisbon, ND  1928 31 Oct - C&W, local ads and weather, ID "KQLX-FM, Liberty 106.1", slightly under nulled WLS.  New!

1060  KGFX  Pierre, SD  2000 30 Oct - Fluttery signal under nulled KYW with C&W music, KGFX TOH ID, and into ABC news, gone shortly thereafter (power/pattern change).  New!

1410  WSHY  Lafayette, IN  0500 28 Oct - popped up with TOH ID "this is 95.3 BOB-FM, WBPE Lafayette/Brookston, broadcasting live from Bob Roman's Subaru studios", over all for a short time.  New!

Some domestic catches from the past week, (all times EST).  Good conditions to the west tonight, though they seem to have taken a downturn in the last couple of hours.  KNX is not mentioned below, but they were heard here tonight more than an hour before sunset in

Los Angeles .  All four of the westernmost states (excluding AK and HI, of course!) were logged here this week.

720  KDWN  NV Las Vegas 11/29 1917  Man and woman talking, rough copy under semi-nulled WGN, but then I got lucky, and heard "720 KDWN, and streaming online at".  New!  NV #2.

790  WAYY  WI Eau Claire 11/29 1712  ESPN stuff, then promo for website, fair in a jumble of stations.

860  UNID  11/24 2015  IRN USA news, followed by the Laurie Roth show (syndicated by IRN) - web search turned up no suspects.

860  KKOW  KS Pittsburg  11/27 1749  Farm market report, "Classic Country 860 AM" ID, good in mix with CJBC.

880  CHQT  AB Edmonton 11/29 1821 Traffic report and weather for Edmonton, with several references to "I-News 880" and the website, good at times over WCBS and CKLQ.

1000  KOMO  WA Seattle  11/29 2020 Mostly unreadable under nulled WMVP, but rising to good peaks every few minutes with "KOMO newstime" time checks, Seattle traffic, etc.

1080  WOAP  MI Owosso  11/28 1843 Daytimer, apparently on late (should go off at 1715) for testing: snippets of oldies, periods of dead air, and then a live announcer with "1... 2... 3... (clears throat), The

Big 1080, Michigan 's Big Oldies", then "hey, I think we got rid of the buzz!".  More oldies and jingles followed, then they disappeared.

1080  WUFO  NY Amherst  11/28 1728 Sign-off with full legal ID and invitation to continue listening on the web.  They should've signed off at 1645, though.

1080  KFXX  OR Portland  11/22 1938 Heard sports talk under WTIC and figured probably KRLD, but then caught an ESPN reference, followed by several "1080 The Fan" IDs.  New!  OR #2.

1090  WAQE  WI Rice Lake  11/24 1732  "Weather eye forecast from Sportstalk 1090", then sign-off with full ID, good over nulled WBAL.

1130  KWKH  LA Shreveport 11/29 2245  Earlier it was CKWX under nulled WBBR, but now KWKH has taken over with C&W and IDs as western conditions deteriorate.

1560  KBEW  MN Blue Earth  11/27 1733  Over a gaggle of stations with WQEW nulled, with Johnny Cash tune, then PSA and promo for upcoming show "right here on KBEW", and into a Christmas tune.


Kevin Redding – Adamsville , TN

Receiver and Antenna as listed


Heard on an Eton E-1XM and 150 foot wire on 11/1:

1540 KGLA Gretna, LA 2100 after playing corridos, cumbias and  

tropical music, ToH ID. New!

780 XEMTS [t] Tampico , TA, Mexico 2213 Mexican national anthem and  

into Radio Formula type programming. Under WBBM.

Heard on an Eton E-1 and 150 foot wire with Bailey and Babette the DX cats 12/4:

1390 WMER Meridian , MS 2030 with ID and then GOS MX.

1560 KGOW Bellaire , TX 2100 Sporting News Radio and then ToH ID and ad for a Houston area bar / grille with cheap seafood.

On the porch with Brunswick the DX cat and a Zenith Royal 3000-1 Transoceanic and 200 foot wire into a Q-Stick+:

880 KRVN Lexington , NE 11/5 1715 with a very long stopset for Nebraska farm ads and then ID.

Heard on an Eton E-1 with 150 foot wire 11/5:

930 WGAD Rainbow City, AL 1904 with ( Auburn ) Tiger Talk. Good to very poor. NEW!

Heard on a nekkid Digital GE Superadio 10/9:

1160 KSL Salt Lake City, UT 1953 with stopset and 801 a/c phone numbers. Not new but quite rare. Steady but weak.

960 KROF Abbeville , LA 11/10 2126 playing Cajun chanky chank music with some blues in there as well. NEW

970 KHVN Ft. Worth, TX   11/102134 with BoH ID GOS MX. NEW

Heard on a Sony ICF 2010 265' wire 11/10:

970 WMAY Springfield , IL 1708 "You're listening to WMAY the news and talk of Springfield ."

1020 WRIX Homeland Park , SC 1711 with GOS MX and power / pattern switch "You're tuned into the power of the gospel, WRIX 1020"

1110 KTTP Pineville, LA 1717 program moving to KTTP AM getting set up for sign off.

1150 KRMS Osage Beach , MO 1720 with program "Ozarks Today" and WX fcst.

Heard on a DX-398 and 1971 Joe Worcester Space Magnet 2 antenna 11/14:

1300 WFRX West Franklin , IL 1345 with NOS MX Barbra Streisand.

1480 WPFJ Franklin, NC 1409 with Eastern Kentucky U. football.

1490 KTTR Rolla , MO 1411 with Miners football. Score of game 21-14.

580 KJMJ Alexandria, LA 1650 Choral MX, Catholic program.

590 KZHS Hot Springs, AR 1659 "The bad ass of sports talk, Fox Sports Radio, KZHS Hot Springs"

600 KTBB Tyler, TX 1705 with Texas A&M football pregame. Playing OU.

630 WLAP Lexington , KY 1707 ABC NX.

680 KFEQ St. Joseph, MO 1714 playing C&W.

Heard on an Eton E1 and Space Magnet 2 on 11/21:

1180 KOIL Omaha, NE 0900 after quack medicine informercial ToH ID into CNN News. NEW

1640 KFXY Enid, OK 0918 SNR about Ole Miss and then J. K. Harris ad. Slogan "The Score." NEW

1660 WOLR Kalamazoo, MI 0923 FSR an ad for Great Lakes Broadcasting Seminar in Lansing .  NEW

920 WGKA Atlanta, GA 0700 stopset with WGKA intelligent talk slogan, then GKA weather, ToH ID and into Born to Win. NEW

930 WSFZ Jackson, MS 0704 ESPN and ads for Jackson area businesses. NEW

1310 WPLV West Point, GA 2037 was given, a generic website for a pile of stations. There is a frequency list at and this is the only 1310 on the list. This station features lots and lots of dead air spots. NEW

1370 WGIV Pineville , NC 2050 making it here on 45 watts. UC/GOS MX with call letters given between songs. NEW

1380 WWMI St. Petersburg, FL 2120 with R. Disney and stopset. NEW

Heard on an Eton E1 XM and 150 foot wire 11/26/09:

1580 WCGO Evanston, IL 1650 with stopset in SS for businesses in the Chicago area. NEW #405.

540 KMLB Monroe, LA 1653 with stopset and ID then business news into Hannity. New

550 WAYR Orange Park , FL 1659 with ad for MG Computer Repair and ToH ID. NEW


1490 WDPT Decatur, AL 1020 in a big pile of mess but coming out "WTKI and WDPT are back on the air!" They have been silent for almost 8 months. NEW.

1300 WTLS Tallassee, AL 1959 with Christmas music and note that it is // 106.9 and giving a non ToH ID without COL. NEW


1600 WXVI Montgomery, AL 1738 ad for a preschool in Montgomery , ID then GOS MX. New!

560 KLVI Beaumont, TX 2200 with slogan News Talk 560 KLVI. NEW


W. G.  Hauser – Enid , OK



** OKLAHOMA . 1120, KEOR (if that is still its call) heard again, and apparently on the air to stay, now that it is relaying (?) the 1340 Sand Springs station. Nov 6 at 2000 UT heard promos for both, altho I can`t get 1340 well enough to compare, and Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa had noted they were not really //.

Recheck at 2059, soul music splattering upon 1130, KLEY, Wellington , Kansas , something the 1120 transmitter never did before from this vantage; must be the new soul music format, pushing the modulation envelope. ID only as ``KJMU, Sand Springs-Tulsa, Hot 1340``.

1670, the talking house in NW Enid I have previously reported and even visited, finally has turned off its transmitter, or possibly turned it down, long after the house was sold and occupied; had been routinely audible as far as downtown Enid, some 5 miles away, but Nov 6 no sign of it and instead DX for a change, WTDY in Wisconsin; see U S A. Same unit will probably pop up from another property. I never got around to contacting realtor Winklejohn about it, but to be well-informed he should have been reading DXLD, or googling comments about his house (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. We`re into the low sun season when the X-band can open up surprisingly early to skywave. Nov 6 at 2005 UT, only a sesquihour after local mean noon, on 1620, ID as ``Omaha`s ESPN Radio, 1620 The Zone``; light SAH with something else, WTAW TX? While closer 1660 Kansas City was not comparable.

Really, 1620 is KOZN, Bellevue NE. Presumably name alludes to ``end zone``, an American football field term, tho unclear why that is worth naming a station after. What about all the stations that might want to call themselves ``Ozone`` only to find this call is taken?

Then at 2050 UT, another X-band skywaving in on 1670, talk show mentioning Rachel Maddow, another talk show, discussion of Obama. From this brief bit, unclear their political stance. 2054 adstring including some aimed at farmers, such as Accelerated Genetix, then ID and promos as `` Madison 1670``, so WTDY in Wisconsin ; some propagational fading, at first seemed SAH from another station. But the other 1670s are too far away this early, Georgia the only possibility. The local talking house on 1670 has finally gone off, and surely would not have been close enough to precise frequency to cause a SAH. See OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Belay my previous remark that KEOR 1120 seemed back on to stay; tho apparently bought or LMA`d by KJMU-1340 and carrying its IDs, next check of 1120 Nov 7 at 1508 found KMOX instead with local ads, ID in passing, just after getting my H1N1 shot. No waiting at the clinic, in fact more red-uniformed nursing students than customers, as lots of Okies are scared to get vaccinated. There was a bit of a SAH circa 5 Hz, so possibly the KEOR carrier was on at some level, hard to tell on the caradio. By 1512 KMOX had faded down or out and still no KEOR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA . Since my last observation Oct 16 as in DXLD 9-077 that KGYN Guymon was very weak to inaudible in the daytime here in Enid, contrary to usual adequate groundwave signal on non-direxional 10 kW pattern, I have continued to check 1210, mainly on the caradio when aroundriving, especially in western Enid, and it had remained the same.

But Nov 22 at 2045 UT it was back to its old self, with country music and 2053 ID as ``serving five states … US Country, KGYN 1210``. So I am even more convinced that in the interim they had been stuck on the direxional night pattern westward, null eastward, even in the daytime, and/or at much reduced power. Signal quite steady and I don`t think skywave had kicked in yet, nor on other frequencies north/eastward, tho it would also have been weaker that way while direxional-daytime.

BTW, from the middle of No Man`s Land, it would be hard *not* to serve five states (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA . What I reported Nov 23 about these two stations is no longer operative. It remains to be seen whether they will keep changing from day to day or whether I will try to keep up with them.

Nov 24 at 2030 UT, KGYN-1210 Guymon back up to usual good groundwave signal level, instead of inaudible. Nov 25 at 1915 seems gone again.

Nov 24 at 2054 UT, KEOR-1120 Sperry is again IDing as `Hot 1340` KJMU Sand Springs; SAH from KMOX skywave already showing up. It must cut considerably into KEOR coverage area long before LSS this time of year (Glenn Hauser, Enid , DX LISTENING DIGEST)


Ron Gitschier – Palm Coast

Grundig G8 Nekkid


1310kHz WDOD Chattanooga TN, Fox Sports Radio "Tony Bruno" mentions of  "Thirteen-Seventy and Thirteen Ten[n], Get Your Ball On!". Fair to good, dominant over others on channel 11:30 PM Eastern - 11:46PM November 30, 2009. 


Chris Black – Cape Cod , MA

Perseus SDR IQ and EWE Antenna PEI DXpedition


774   JAPAN   JOUB NHK2, Akita   06Nov09 1110 - // 693 and 747 - man in Japanese, short musical break, then man in Japanese - Recorded - Poor-Fair [Black-MA] 

I started monitoring a half hour or so before local dawn. With the Perseus in waterfall showing all three frequencies, it was easy to see the carriers and click back and forth as one would become more prominent. It was definitely better with the flag peaked to the East. I am not sure if it's the signal path or just the fact that with the antenna pointed West and the rest of the country in darkness, the weak Japan carriers would be swamped with QRM.

909   BOTSWANA   Voice of America, Sebele Pikwe  06Nov09 2100 - End of English transmission and sign/off with "This is the Voice of America, Washington DC, signing off" and Yankee Doodle, then carrier cut at 2100 - Recorded - Poor under UK [Black-MA]

Been trying for a few days for Czech Republic on 639, 954 and 1332 but Spain kills me on 639 and 1332 is a mess. But did manage this on 954: 

954 CZECH REPUBLIC Ceský rozhlas 2/6, various 08Nov09 2200 - Woman in Arabic, TOH pips (2 sgl, 3 dbl, last longer), theme music and man with "Cezky Rozhlas" ID followed by news in Arabic - Recorded - Fair, verified Sylvain Naud and Chuck Hutton via RealDX [Black-MA] 

The Japan carriers (that's 'radio' not 'aircraft') were in evidence this morning, but only brief snips of audio.

747   BULGARIA   Radio Horizont/Radio Bulgaria, various  10Nov09 2200 - Interval Signal per IntervalSignals online, then woman in East-European lang. EMWG shows program in Serbian 2200-2300. - Recorded - Poor, mixing with Spain . [Black-MA] 

1215   KALININGRAD (RUSSIA)   Voice of Russia, Bolshakovo  15Nov09 2100 - Man with "This is the Voice of Russia World Service at 21 hours UTC we continue our transmission to Europe in the 41 meter band Short wave and 247 meters medium wave. Please stand by for news on the hour. For more information on our broadcasts please visit our web site on the internet at WWW.RUVR.RU. "Great Gate of Kiev" interval signal and Russian National anthem. - Good mixing with UK Absolute Radio [Black-MA]

630   NORWAY   NRK, Vigra  17Nov09 2100 - US pop music, TOH pips and man in Norwegian. - Recorded - Fair-Good under WPRO [Black-MA]

963   FINLAND    Radio 86, Pori   17Nov09 2100 - TOH pips, "Radio Finland International" ID, then woman in Chinese, then CRI program in German. - Good [Black-MA]

1053   ENGLAND ( UK )   Talksport, Droitwich  17Nov09 2100 - Man in UK English, heavy growl from Libya on 1053.1 with some chanting. - Fair [Black-MA]

1440   LUXEMBOURG   RTL Radio – Die Grössten Oldies/ China Radio International/KBS World Radio  17Nov09 2100 - China Radio International Interval signal (March of the Volunteers), then man in French with "Radio Chine International". - Recorded - Good under WEEI [Black-MA]

909   BOTSWANA   Voice of America, Sebele Pikwe  19Nov09 2100 - End of EE transmission and sign/off with "This is the Voice of America, Washington DC , signing off" and Yankee Doodle. - Recorded - Fair under BBC Five Live [Black-MA]

819   EGYPT   Egyptian Radio, Batrah  20Nov09 2100 - Mid-east music past TOH with man announcer in Arabic. At 21:00:27 pips (5 and last higher pitch) then man with "id'ha'atu jumhuriya misr al'arabbiya min al qahira" and "Assalaamu Aleikum" but no "Big Ben", then 25 second military march segment, then man in Arabic. - Recorded - Good, thanks to Jari Savolainen and Henrik Klemetz via RealDX for ID translation. [Black-MA]

594   SAUDI ARABIA   General Arabic Programme, Duba  22Nov09 0300 - TOH pips (5 and 1 long) then man in Arabic, theme music and man in Arabic with news. - Recorded - Good [Black-MA]

783   SYRIA   Radio of Syrian Arab Republic 1st px/Radio Damascus, Tartus  22Nov09 0300 - Koranic vocals through TOH, then multiple cycles short stringed Interval Signal, "Guardians of the Homeland" through 0302, verified via Interval Signals Online. QRM too heavy on 828 for parallel. - Recorded - Poor-Fair [Black-MA]

594   PORTUGAL    Radio Sim, Muge  22Nov09 2130 - // 666 and 693 AZR. Man in Portuguese announcing sporting event. - Good [Black-MA]

630   TUNISIA   RTT, Tunis-Djedeida  22Nov09 2131 - Woman in Tunesian with Tunisia mention. - Recorded - Good, verified Alessandro Groppazzi via RealDX [Black-MA]

819   EGYPT   Egyptian Radio, Batrah  22Nov09 2100 - Mid-east music with man announcer in Arabic. "Big Ben" then woman with full Arabic ID, then 25 second military march segment. - Recorded - Very Good [Black-MA]

917   NIGERIA   R Gotel, Yola  22Nov09 2131 - Woman in vernacular language. - Recorded - Poor, Alessandro Groppazzi via RealDX [Black-MA]


John Cereghin – Smyrna , DE

Sangean DT400W or as listed



Assuming Croatia on 1134- huge signal on the east coast tonight, easily split from WBBR-1130, with constant vocals.  Checking other TAs.

Just got back from my second "there and back again" overnight trip from Delaware to Maine . Two weeks it was to Portland , this weekend to Waterville .  Just some notes observed from stations up in that area:

730 WJTO Bath ME, oldies, two liners "The Memories Station" and "Great Music For The Coast of Maine".

870 WLVP Gorham ME, announcing //1470 WLAM Lewiston ME in their IDs, with oldies.

930 WGIR Rochester NH, announcing " New Hampshire 's News Radio" and Ids as "Newstalk 96.7 The Wave".

1380 WMYF Portsmouth NH, liner of " America 's Best Music".

1230 WFAS White Plains NY, liner of " Westchester 's Soft Favorites"

1300 WIMG Ewing NJ with urban gospel.  Listed as Spanish, running gospel on weekends?

1580 WVKO Columbus OH ?  Catholic mass heard at 1700, no IDs.  I think they changed to Catholic programming recently.

580 CFRA Ottawa ON, heard this station in the motel in Lewiston with talk, fat chance of hearing them in Delaware .

1530 WDJZ Bridgeport CT , listed with ethnic programming, heard with urban gospel on Friday morning.

The radio in my 2003 Windstar stinks, but still some DX is possible.WPHT-1210 Philadelphia was putting in a monster signal into Augusta ME as late as 0830 on Saturday morning.

I'll probably be making a drive to Nova Scotia over Christmas, so I'll be checking more stations through Maine and the Maritimes then.


Eric Berger – Carleton , MI

GE Superadio III



20.18 ** WCXZ-AM 740 Harrogate, TN - Poor under CFZM with C&W mx, ID between records. Listed as seven watts; new catch! TN #60!

20.26 ** KWKH-AM 1130 Shreveport, LA - Faded up with ads, wx, jx, C&W mx.

20.59 ** WBGX-AM 1570 Harvey , IL - Faded up with ID "Harvey-Chicago," lost.

21.12 ** WKTI-AM 1040 Powell , TN - Fair with nostalgia mx, 'Studio 1040 WKTI' between records. ex-WQBB. Daytimer on late!

21.40 ** WBYS-AM 1560 Canton , IL - Faded up under WQEW while chasing below with ID into Sporting News Radio, lost. Listed as eighteen watts. New catch!

21.29 ** WQXY-AM 1560 Hazard, KY - Tentative catch; poor under WQEW with Good Time Oldies satellite; only station I could find as affiliate. Daytimer running late; new catch! KY #50!


Charles Taylor – Grifton , NC

Drake R8B and EWE



Fellow DXers,

I am hearing a Radio Rebelde outlet on 530. When I attempted to hear Radio Visión Cristiana

on 530, instead I hear a Radio Rebelde instead.

Whether it is real station, I know not. I only hear when it I null out Radio Encliclopedia-

Beútal , CH.

I hear a Radio Encliclopedia emission on 1710 almost every night.

Does anybody know about Radio Rebelde- 530.





Dean Wayman – O’Neill, NE

Kaito 2100 barefoot



8:00-8:40 central

I was listening to Neb-Okla ,on KOKC Okla.City ,with my fairly new Tecsun  PL 600 ,and I kept hearing Classic country songs underneath ,so I grabbed my 4 foot loop and went outside ,took a while but at halftime I got a good ID ;

KRHW 'Classic Country' 5000 w day 1600 w night ,Class b From Sikeston Mo.   617 miles distant.

Radio Locater lists it as Solid Gospel 1520 ,but they are running older Country Hit's.

Even without the loop I could copy the station but the loop clears it up some.

After much research online , I finally got the newest version of the Mini Bog up...........or is it down?  he heh

2:15-2:45 central

New ones ;

KNLV  Ord Ne. 'memories 1060'  oldies format with local D J's 650 W Day 23 Night,Class D, 61 miles.

KWYR Winner S.D. 'Country 1260' Country \news, 146 W Class D 88 miles.

This one runs out from the radio about 10 feet (in shielded 2 wire cable) to a transformer ,then into a two wire light cord {twisted together}14/2 i think?,then goes south for 100' then turns east for another 25' ,terminated in a project box with a 1300 ohm resistor (to much i know ,but it's what i had )then a piece of bare 10/2 wire stuck in the ground about 3 feet.

Having all 125' to the south gave tons of static ,of course it could be that the termination was only 3 feet from a power pole ? :)

When i get to the shack ill look for a lower value resistor .

Tonight could be fun ?

Nov 18 2009 7:40 -10:50 pm Central

1680 KRJO 'Old School 1680' class B 10,000w Monroe La. 775 miles ,listed as Rejoice 1680 but I found an article saying as of Nov. 08 it's been oldies format.

1430 KZQZ  'Krazy Q 1430' oldies format class B  St. Louis Mo. 515 miles.

1130  KWKH  'Home of the legends' Class A  50,000w Shreveport La. 737 miles.

960  KFLN   'Good times,Real Country'   Class D  5000w  Day 91 Night! Baker Montana  387 miles. (I'll log them ,i'm sure it's right)

Also i'm getting some music on 530 ,sounds  like instrumental elevator tunes from the 70's ,with a female voice  between in Spanish ? signal very weak.


WVAL-AM 800 "Original Country Radio" Sauk Rapids Minn. 2600 day 850 night, class B

New for me! BTW even the pan 2200 struggled with this one.

9:30-10:20 pm central 11/23

I was messing around on the lower part of med wave tonight and i'm getting a SS on 540 khz it's well underneath  KWMT and CBK but now and then it comes up enough for me to make out that it is SS .

The only thing i can find is  XESURF from Tijuana Mex.? hope it is ,but can find no web stream ,and no id  yet. [XETX ed.]


Down in the Basement

(Editor – Jay Heyl)


Bogdan Chiochiu – Pierrefonds , PQ – QC

Sangean CST-818, PK's Shielded Mag LW Loop


162 FRANCE    France Inter, Allouis NOV 6 0506 UTC - playing an 80s new wave track, then woman in French with comments. Listened briefly with a fair signal, but noisy reception conditions. (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

171 MOROCCO    Medi 1, Nador NOV 6 0214 UTC - playing a plaintive Arabic religious vocal. Good signal, but only poor-fair audio... This station is still active but using weaker modulation than barely a month ago ! This is also a first from the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve QTH ! (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

183 GERMANY    Europe 1, Flesberg NOV 6 0219 UTC - Laurent Rouquier talked about solidarity saying "L'union fait la force" inside his general culture do-you-know game show. Very good. (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC)

 189 ICELAND    Rikisútvarpid, Gufuskalar NOV 6 0340 UTC - In nicely with classic rock. (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC)

 198 ENGLAND    BBC Radio 4, Droitwich NOV 6 0215 UTC - Man in British Accented English. Good peaks with little in the way of fadings. (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

207 MOROCCO    RTM, Azilal NOV 3 0440 UTC - Initially tentative with weird music that sounded Jewish... I had always thought it was the other Morocco 's LW broadcast outlet that I've heard on Nov 3 UTC and had heard it better the two following evenings. Threshold signal from a second broadcaster fading in and out at times leading toward Germany ! NEW ! Morocco # 2 on LW ! (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

207 GEMRNANY   Deutschlandfunk, Münich NOV 3 0440 UTC - Tentative with Classical music QRMing Morocco . Some beacon interference noted as well. (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

216 FRANCE    RMC Première, Romoules NOV 11 2115 UTC - two man talking about the Olympique Marseille soccer team who needs some improovement. Already fair a short while before sunset ! (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

225 POLAND    Polski Radio 1, Solec Kujawski NOV 6 0155 UTC - Polish rock, then man in Polish with comments... Good to fair ! (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

234 LUXEMBOURG    RTL, Beidweler and / or Junglister NOV 5 0325 UTC - two man discussing in French the topic of young children walking alone on the street. Armchair copy ! (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

252 ALGERIA    Alger Chaîne 3, Tipaza NOV 3 0425 UTC - "Les hommes qui passent" by Patricia Kaas followed by a funky Algerian raï number leading to the top-of-the hour news. It's the first time I heard raï on this station ! Too bad 153 Bechar modulates too poorly and 549 Les Trembles is off. (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

252 IRELAND   RTE Radio One, Clarkestown NOV 3 0300 UTC - with a very short national anthem-like piece of music, time pips, then "RTE Radio 1" ID leading to nx. Fairly good and over Algeria for a few minutes ! (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

270 CZECH REPUBLIC    Cezky Rozlas - Radio Zurnal, Topolná NOV 2 0454 - Assumed with an 80s Hair Metal song. Best on 269 in AM Narrow mode to avoid NDB QRM. NEW ! New country ! (Chiochiu*HochelagaMaisonneuve-QC) 

153 GERMANY    Deutschlandfunk, Donebach NOV 7 0410 UTC - Presumed with classical music. Poor-fair overall with another station way underneath ( Romania or Algeria ). (Chiochiu-Pierrefonds-QC) 

162 FRANCE    France Inter, Allouis NOV 8 0612 UTC - noted in passing with French rock music. Fair. (Chiochiu-Pierrefonds-QC) 

183 GERMANY    Europe 1, Felsberg NOV 7 0401 UTC - promptly heard as the powerline buzz ended at excellent level with an item about Nicolas Sarkozy. Excellent, local-like ! SINPO 55555 for several minutes in a row ! The nx was followed by an interview with someone working at a high-speed party center ("La Ronde" in French Canadian, "fête forraine" in original French and "bâlci" in Romanian). The interview was cut once every 10 minutes to allow from some Nouvelle Scène French chanson by Bénabar and others. SINPO 45444 10 minutes later. (Chiochiu-Pierrefonds-QC) 

189 ICELAND   Rikisútvarpid, Gufusukalar NOV 8 0640 UTC - Lite rock music mix, then a sudden switch to 19 century classical organ followed by a conversation in Icelandic between a man and a woman with a very soothing voice, ideal for unwinding ! Around 0840, while the radio was still open, they were playing jazz music as the person who turned off the Grundig G5 ultralight told me today ! (Chiochiu-Pierrefonds-QC) 

198 ENGLAND    BBC Radio 4, Droitwich NOV 7 0448 UTC - health items. One of the items was about Australian researching things about the human body. Only fair, but armchair copy with the Sangean ACS 818=CST tuned to 197 in AM Narrow mode to avoid noise and QRM ! (Chiochiu-Pierrefonds-QC) 

216 FRANCE   RMC, Romoules NOV 7 0429 UTC - French sports talk regarding several soccer teams noted in passing sligthly over what seemed to be the CLB beacon in South Carolina (I don't understand Morse though). (Chiochiu-Pierrefonds-QC) 

252 ALGERIA    Alger Chaîne 3, Tipaza NOV 7 0430 UTC - morning show announcements in French. Received with a very good strength, but the modulation was only fair ! Over a poor co-channel Irish signal ! (Chiochiu-Pierrefonds-QC)


Keith McGinnis – Hingham , MA

Perseus SDR with 2 Wellbrook ALA 1530 Outdoor Broadband loops on rotors 


Freq    Call    Location                Date    Time (UTC)

200     HQX     Hartford        WI              11/29/2009      0816
201     RI      Rivere du Loop  PQ              11/29/2009      0827
203     DMZ     Dickson TN              11/29/2009      0832
204     GB      Buffalo NY      11/29/2009      0838
204     TWL     Monroe  NC      11/29/2009      0841
205     XZ      Wawa    ONT     11/29/2009      0847
205     YRQ     Trois Rivieres  PQ      11/29/2009      0850
206     AP      Alpena  MI      11/29/2009      0902


Chris Black – Cape Cod , MA

Icom R-75, Super Loop


Nov 1

Been a while since I checked Navtex. This must be a fairly new station. It's Split Radio Croatia - Area III "Q" - time slot 2240 

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<22:48:11> DUBROVNIK AREA.
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The Whole Earth


Jerry Lenamon – Waco , TX

Eton E-1, Antenna


3985 at 0215z, Voice of Croatia, Deanovic site, 100kw ND, in Croatian // to 7375. English news and weather at 0300z, into music at 0314z.

3945 at 0220z, (tentative) All India Radio, Gorakhpur site, 50kw ND in listed Nepalese into

Hindi at 0230. At first I assumed this was Iran , also listed by Aoki at this time with 500 kw ND

but the music I could make out under the ham QRM sounded more South Asian. Plus the music continued past 0230 whereas Iran should be off at 0228. Local sunrise in Gorakhpur at about 0100z so the opening continued about 90 minutes past sunrise. Faded into the noise by about 0235.


The 31m band was more open than recent weekend days, I even logged a target that has eluded me for a long time, Jeddah , Saudi Arabia with 50kw ND on 9580. I camped out on the channel for about 15 minutes before sign on at 1700z in order to know if Africa #1 via Moyabi , Gabon was propagating or even R Australia which is also on at this time. Nothing on channel, not even a het until 1700 when the carrier came on line, not a crash start but a slow start

over several seconds during which the het changed tone before stabilizing. Arabic 2nd program underway with OM talking. This stayed above the noise level for at least 30

minutes, no sign of Africa #1 or R Australia at all. This path is about 7800 miles, almost 5000 miles daylight, 2800 miles in the dark.

The BBC was audible at 1800z on 9505 via Singapore with 250kw, azimuth 315°, in Dari to South Asia . This path is about 9800 miles, almost 7000 miles in darkness, about 3000 miles in daylight, with the terminator near Anchorage .

The BBC World Service can be tough to find during the day if the 19m channels aren't propagating but today 9410 was putting in a good signal at 1830z via Mahe , Seychelles

with 250kw at 280° aimed toward southern Africa . This path is even longer, about 9900 miles, than the path from Singapore . Daylight about 40%, darkness about 60%.

A station that is expected to soon leave shortwave is RTBF (Radio-Television Belge de la Communaute Francaise) via Wavre , Belgium . They're on 9970 daily to Southern Europe

(and central Africa ) but I seldom hear them during the day.But today they were coming in well with a football match underway at 1930z. Listed at 100kw, azimuth 167°. This is a relay of domestic service programs in French.  

Zanzibar : V of Tanzania Zanzibar , 11735 at 1800z, 50kw ND. Apparently no English on weekends, into music immediately. (21 Nov 09)

Chad : R N'Djamena, 6165 at 2145z with regional music and French. 250kw @ 65°, aimed very close to Mecca but I'm guessing it's a broad beam to cover the Chadean outback. (22 Nov 09)

Netherlands (non): R Nederland in Indonesian via IBB Tinian, Philippines 5860 at 2230z, 250kw @ 200°. Short path is all daylight, over 8300 miles. Long path probable. (22 Nov 09)

USA (non): VOA English via IBB Tinian, 5835 at 2235z, 250kw @ 21°, aimed only 16° (north) off the short path to my QTH. Significantly poorer signal than 5860 above to confirm long path.

(22 Nov 09)

USA (non): R Farda is now using 5810 at 2245z, continuing past 2300 in parallel to 7520 and 9925 (both listed as Sri Lanka ). R Free Asia is listed on 5810 before 2200 via Tinian

(which was propagating via long path at this time) but I would guess that R Farda 5810 is via Sri Lanka also since it seems counter intuitive that a lower frequency would be selected from a more distant site when higher frequencies are expected to be propagating from Sri Lanka .

(22 Nov 09)

Vietnam : Voice of Vietnam in English, 12020 at 2345z via Sontay, 100kw @ 177°. //9840

(28 Nov 09)

UK : BBC WS, 6130 @ 0325z in English rather than listed Russian (Aoki, EiBi & HFCC). //6005, 6145 & 7255. 6130 off at 0329.R Japan via Wertachtal in Russian took over the channel at 0330. (29 Nov 09)

France : R France Intl, 9805 @ 0410z, 500kw @ 135°. The English staff are off for the weekend, in French rather than English. (29 Nov 09)

Zambia : CVC, 9430 @ 0445z, 100kw @ 315° in English via Lusaka with a powerhouse signal, strongest on the band at this time. (29 Nov 09)

China: Beibu Bay Radio, 5050 @ 2325z, in Vietnamese, grayline path from Nanning, listed as only 15kw @ 225° (off the back to NoAm).No sign of WWRB at this time.(29 Nov 09)

Late Sunday morning (29 Nov 09) the 31 meter band was open to stations across the northern third of the compass, from Kigali (70° azimuth from my QTH) to Singapore (325°).

A sample of some stations that were logged (counter clockwise order).

Kigali , Rwanda (70°) FEBA in Tigrinya, 9595 @ 1755z

Avlis , Greece (42°) R Makedonias in Greek, 9935 @ 1600z

Wooferton , England (41°) DW in Russian, 9715 @ 1620z

Wavre , Belgium (40°) RTBF in French, 9970 @ 1605z

IBB Kuwait (32°), VOA Pashto, 9335 @ 1710z

Bangalore , India (8°) AIR in Hindi, 9870 @ 1610z

Trincomalee , Sri Lanka (3°) DW English, 9560 @ 1635z

Kranji , Singapore (325°) BBC in Pashto, 9505 @ 1640z

Tainan , Taiwan (322°) Furusato No Kaze in Japanese, 9780 @ 1615z

Yamata , Japan (317°) R Japan in Japanese, 9535 @ 1625z


Martin Foltz  - Mission Viejo , CA



2670 USB USCG Group North Bend OR 27Nov09 0606 tuned in to marine weather read by a man. Heard small craft advisories. Off with ID at 0612. New. (Foltz-CA) 

2670 USB USCG Group Port Angeles OR 27Nov09 0615 weak male reading weather but too weak to really understand much. New. (Foltz-CA)

2670 USB USCG Long Beach- Los Angeles 30Nov09 0507 UTC s/on with ID, wx by man, ID at 0509:40 and off. Good to hear them even though they're a local.


Peter Jernakoff – Wilmington , DE



9-Nov-09 // 0058 UTC // 4845 khz. // Radio Mauretanie // 100 kw //

Nouakchott , Mauritania // Male (?) singing in Arabic across TOH followed by

male with station ID: "Huna Nouakchott ... Mauritaniya." Continued talking

until abrupt sign-off at 0103 UTC. // Fair to good signal with some fading.


Rick Barton – Cave Creek , AZ

Drake R-8 and wire or as listed


3560   N. KOREA  Korean Central B.S. (p)  noted 1215 in Korean, but constant CW over top of the bx. code hand sent for sure, sloppy and slow. (10/31  Barton-AZ)

5925   RUSSIA  Voice of Russia  1500 YL interviews with OM  fading at 1533.

6215  RUSSIA  Voice of Russia 1530  still on ; fading. music pgm with YL narration, ID at TOH and i.s. & close , leaving very threshold level unid in its place. i dont have this in my refs as a valid frequency, but i heard this during morning sesson. (10/31  Barton-AZ)

9710  AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia on after 1705 with current events stuff. (10/31  Barton-AZ)

6947  Uncle Harry's Foghorns exceptionally ud here noted at 0400. (11/1  Barton-AZ)

3290 PAPUA NEW GUINEA R. Central (t)  talk my OM under Uncle Harry "rasper". very faint , then long open carrier with only RTTY bursts off and on during listening 1030-1038.   (11/1  Barton-AZ)

7325  CHINA  CRI  (via Beijing)  to SE-Asia with nx and strong at 1500.(11/1  Barton-AZ)

5030  CHINA  CPBS  (Beijing) with YL in CC and really strong at 1530.  (11/1  Barton-AZ)

9240   USA - (WYFR) and Radio Taiwan via relay  0200-0250  heard strong o.c. before TOH, then into WYFR ID, Radio Taiwan Intl. heard RTI pgm for 5 minutes, then carrier suddenly off.  waited for return of RTI and nothing until 0230,  when Uncle Harry's "Forgorn" began intermittent BRAAAAAAAAPing .  Still going on at this post.  (11/14 Barton , AZ)

11092.5/U  St. HELENA ISLAND   R.S.H.  0055  mostly a no-show here, heard British anthem, talk until apparent close at 0100.  ( 11/14 and 11/15  Barton-AZ)

4976   UGANDA (t)  R. Uganda 0340 on with lively AFR type mx and very good sigs here. (11/15  Barton-AZ)

4960  SAO TOME  Voice of America  0445  Fred Barnes , etal., w/ current events panel discussion show. (11/15  Barton-AZ)

5574/U  San Francisco Center working Delta 1469 and United 2 at 0549.  (11/15   Barton-AZ)

2325  AUSTRALIA  ABC  (NT from Tenant Cr.) 1010 Country music to call-in show . Fair, but  better than the 2310  // (via "Alice")  .    (11/15  Barton-AZ)

3250  NORTH KOREA  South Pyongyang P.S. (pres.)  1030 with long talk by unhappy sounding woman in Korean . (11/15 Barton-AZ)

3279.9  ECUADOR  La Voz del Napo (p) 1025 w/ long talk by YL.

3912   Voice of the People (p)  1100 long talk by female , Korean. later covered by some amateur traffic . np, since its really thier band, IMO.  (11/15 , Barton-AZ)

9425   INDIA  A.I.R. (Bangalore)  2120  pgm of Indian music , solid, talk pres .Hindi .  (11/15 Barton-AZ)

3365  (t)  PAPUA  NEW GUINEA  Radio Milne  0900. Right at threshold level, some music heard, talk, just hanging in there.  (11/16 Barton-AZ)

6075   RUSSIA  R. Rossii  0915  Male in RR speaking over intermittent background music, echo effect . ID by Male at BoH to talk by YL. (11/16  Barton-AZ)

6070   CANADA   CFRX   Toronto , ONT.  0940  breaks from discussion show to promos for upcoming pgms , "on News/Talk 1010".   ( 11/16  Barton-AZ)

4450   NORTH KOREA   Korean Nation Democratic Front  1145  with choral music, muddy sound.  Went to USB to eliminate CODAR-QRM. It worked. (  11/16  Barton-AZ)

3260   PAPUA NEW GUINEA  (t)  Radio Madang  1050  long talk by YL, faded to just above noise , male after that. too early for Ecuador; must have been PNG.  ( 11/16  Barton-AZ)


Richard Bianchino, Las Vegas, NV

Kaito KA1103, KA33 active loop antenna, indoor


Outdoor DXing - Pueblo Park Las Vegas

Monday 26.10.09

9895 DEUTSCHE WELLE at 2245 English, YL ancr. Prgm "Living in Germany." VG signal.

13790 R. HABANA CUBA at 2250 Spanish, OM ancr. VG signal. // 13760 G signal.

13700 CHINA RADIO INT (via Sackville) at 2255-57* Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd eastern music and possibly a lang lesson. VG signal.

13615 FAMILY RADIO (WYFR, USA) at 2300 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

11690 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2303, Spanish, Hrd Spanish music. G signal.

13790 R. HABANA CUBA at 2305 English, OM and YL ancrs with the Nx. Now rcvd as F-G signal with slight QRM. Co-channel interference was somewhat eliminated when whip ant was used.

9755 R. CANADA INT at 2310 English, OM ancr. Prgm "The Link." Report on bilingual Canadian medical university students. G signal.

17795 R. AUSTRALIA at 2320 English, OM ancr. Prgm "Contact Asia." F signal w/ QRN.

12025 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2324 German, OM ancr. G signal.

12050 R. CATOLICA NACIONAL (del Ecuador) at 2326 Spanish, OM ancr. Mentioned "Nuevo Tiempos." G signal.

9600 R. HABANA CUBA (?) at 2338 Spanish, OM ancr. Hrd Latin music. G signal. Did not hear the sta ID and found no listing in AoKi. It's a given that RHC schedules are confusing at best.

9885 V. OF AMERICA at 2346 Spanish, OM ancr. The "New England Journal of Medicine" was mentioned. F signal.

Pueblo Park Las Vegas

Sunday 01.11.09

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2254 Arabic, OM ancr. VG signal.

9370 WTJC (USA) at 2300 English, OM ancr. Nx (IRN) and rel programming. VG signal.

6055 R. EXTERIOR DE ESPANA at 2311 French, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

6240 R. PMR (PRIDNESTROVIE/MOLDOVA) at 2320 English, OM ancr. F signal.

6100 R. CANADA INT at 2324 Spanish, OM ancr. F-G signal.

6085 FAMILY RADIO (WYFR, USA) at 2327 French, OM ancr. F signal w/ QRM fm 6090.

5990 CHINA RADIO INT (via Cuba) at 2333 English, OM talking about H1N1 virus. F-G signal. // 11790 F signal.

11805 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 2337 Indonesian, OM and YL reporting Nx. F signal.

7295 CHINA RADIO INT (via Mali) at 2345 Chinese, OM ancr. F signal w/ SSB sta interference.

Kaito KA1103, 20' wind-up antenna.

Sunday 01.11.09

6010 R. HABANA CUBA at 0620 English, YL with "World of Stamps" prgm. Spoke of United Nations and Australian coastal stamp series. G signal.

9840 V. OF RUSSIA at 0631 English, F signal. 

Kaito KA1103, 32' longwire antenna, indoor.

Pueblo Park Las Vegas

Monday 02.11.09

11740 FAMILY RADIO (WYFR, USA) at 2211 English, OM ancr. VG signal.

11770 R. HABANA CUBA at 2218 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2240 Arabic, OM ancr. G signal.

9660 R. HABANA CUBA (?) at 2242 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

9490 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 2250 English, OM ancr talking about online universities. Prgm "Life in the United States." Followed by world Wx. F signal.

9370 WTJC (USA) at 2300 English, OM ancr with Nx and rel programming. G signal.

12050 R. CATOLICA NACIONAL (del Ecuador) at 2304 Spanish, OM ancrs. G signal.

12025 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2307 German, YL ancr. G signal.

11885 R. TAIWAN INT (via USA) at 2310 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. F signal.

11805 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 2313 Indonesian, YL ancr. F signal.

11665 R. JAPAN at 2318 Japanese, OM and YL ancrs. F-G signal.

11550 R. AUSTRALIA at 2320-2328* Indonesian, OM ancr. Hrd jazz music. OM with Nx at 2328 was abruptly cut off. G signal.

7360 FAMILY RADIO (WYFR, USA) at 2333 Portuguese, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd music. F-G signal.

6055 R. EXTERIOR DE ESPANA (Spain) at 2341 French, YL ancr. F-G signal.  

11790 CHINA RADIO INT (via Cuba) at 2345 English, OM ancr. Talk about living in harmony w/ our planet. Mention made of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR). VG signal. // 5990 G signal.

Remarks: I'm using a reel antenna much like the Kaito AN-03L or Sangean ANT-60. I've only 23" of wire to work with so it's not much. At this particular outdoor setting I find only marginal improvement over the telescopic. In many cases the whip provides for a cleaner reception. However, the wind-up results show a slight increase in signal strenght. I'm still working on perfecting this antenna's location. Conditions at the park make it difficult to position the antenna and its height is not high at all. I'm working on finding an alternative which will involve a much longer antenna. I'd appreciate any suggessions posters may have. On the positive side, it's great being outdoors in a park setting. Today's Vegas temperature was a pleasant 83. And my little Kaito gives an outstanding performance using only the whip.

Pueblo Park Las Vegas

Tuesday 03.11.09

9625 CBC RADIO NORD QUEBEC (Canada) at 2127 Inuktitut, Hrd country music song. P-F signal.

11910 R. JAPAN at 2145 Japanese, OM ancr. G-VG signal.

11845 R. CANADA INT at 2149 French, OM ancr. F-G signal.

11770 R. HABANA CUBA at 2150 Spanish, OM ancr with music & talk. F-G signal. // 11800 F signal.

11690 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2153-2157* English, OM ancr. Spoke of climate change and algae as bio fuel. F signal with CW co-channel interference.

13640 R. JAPAN at 2201 English, YL and OM ancrs. Spoke of Japan's "Stand Up Speak Out" anti-poverty campaign to fight against poverty globally. F-G signal.

11665 R. JAPAN at 2208 Japanese, OM and YL ancrs. F signal.

11535 V. OF KOREA at 2211 Chinese, YL and OM ancrs. P signal.

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2214 Arabic, OM and YL ancrs. F-G signal.

9660 R. HABANA CUBA at 2217 Spanish, YL ancr. G signal.

17675 R. NEW ZEALAND INT at 2226 English, OM ancr with "Dateline Pacific." F-G signal w/ QRN.

17605 R. JAPAN at 2233 Japanese, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

15640 WHRI DEUTSCHE WELLE (USA) at 2238 German, OM ancr. F-G signal.

15560 R. AUSTRALIA at 2240 English, OM ancr. Financial Nx, spoke of India and the gold standard. Prgm "Radio Australia Today." G signal. // 15515 F signal // 15240 P-F signal // 15230 F signal // 13530 P signal.

15280 R. NETHERLANDS (via Northern Mariana Islands) at 2245 Indonesian, Hrd language lesson. F signal.

13650 R. JAPAN at 2247 Chinese, OM ancr speaking of the Japanese "Stand Up Speak Out" campaign. F signal w/ echo hrd only during OM's announcements and not when music played.

13700 CHINA RADIO INT at 2249 Chinese, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd Chinese-Spanish lang lesson. P-F signal.

Monday 02.11.09

7240 R. AUSTRALIA at 1504 English, OM ancr reporting Nx. Then YL w/ "Asia Pacific" prgm. F-G signal.

Tuesday 03.11.09

9535 R. JAPAN at 1600 Japanese, OM ancr. G signal. 544 // 9835 F-G signal. 444

7240 R. AUSTRALIA at 1604 English, OM ancr. P signal buried in QRM and QRN.

11545 V. OF KOREA (DPR) at 1611 English, YL with Yeou News. P signal w/ QRM fm 11550. // 9990 VP signal, hardly audible.

12050 EWTN (WEWN, USA) at 1623 Spanish, OM playing Christian music. G signal. // 11550 F signal.

11710 V. OF KOREA (DPR) at 1643 French, OM with rel programming. G signal.

13740 R. NETHERLANDS (via Madagascar) at 1653-1657* Dutch, OM ancr. F signal.

9570 CHINA RADIO INT at 1702 English, YL reporting Nx. VP signal.

11935 R. CANADA INT at 1715 Russian, OMs speaking. P-F signal.

Wednesday 04.11.09

15560 R. AUSTRALIA at 2229 English, YL and OM ancrs with Nx. F signal w/ QRN.

15610 EWTN (WEWN, USA) at 2233 English, OM ancr. Discussion of the rel faith of Oscar Wilde. F signal w/ QRN.

13650 R. JAPAN at 2241 Chinese, OM and YL ancrs and music. F signal w/ echo.

13700 CHINA RADIO INT at 2247 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd language lesson. F signal.

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2250 Arabic, YL ancr giving sta address. Then Arab music was hrd. G signal.

17605 R. JAPAN (via Neth. Antilles) at 2255 Spanish, OM ancr. P signal.

9625 CBC RADIO NORD QUEBEC (Canada) at 2256 English, YL ancr speaking to someone fm the Housing Corporation. P signal.

12025 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2301 German, YL ancr. G signal.

11805 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 2303 Indonesian, OM repoting the Nx. F signal.

11885 R. TAIWAN INT (via USA) at 2305 Spanish, YL ancr with the Nx. F signal.

11665 R. JAPAN (via Taiwan) at 2309 Japanese, OM and YL ancrs. F-G signal.

11970 CHINA RADIO INT (via Sackville) at 2326 English, OM ancr. Talk about Taiwan's Disneyland. G-VG signal.

9765 CHINA RADIO INT at 2331 Cambodian, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd music selection. F signal.

9620 R. EXTERIOR DE ESPANA at 2334 Spanish, OM ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

9640 R. CANADA INT at 2336 Spanish, YL ancr. P signal w/ QRN and QRM.

11605 R.FREE ASIA (via Taiwan) at 2348 Vietnamese, OM ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

11780 R. NACIONAL DA AMAZONIA (Brazil) at 2352 Portuguese, OM ancr on vocal steroids screaming soccer game (or special event) commentary. 'Ecuador' was mentioned, so I believe it was the World Cup Qualification game between Brazil and Ecuador. G signal.

Kaito KA1103, 32' longwire antenna, indoor.

Balcony Listening Post

Friday 06.11.09

7255 V. OF NIGERIA at 2231 Hausa, OM ancr. F signal w/ QRN.

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2254 Arabic, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

11665 R. JAPAN at 2300 Japanese, OM ancr. F-G signal.

12025 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2304 German, OM ancr mit den Nx. F signal w/ QRN.

11780 R. NACIONAL DA AMAZONIA (Brazil) at 2309 Portuguese, OM ancr. Indigenous pop music was being played. F-G signal.

11885 R. TAIWAN INT (via USA) at 2321 Spanish, YL ancr. P-F signal.

15720 R. NEW ZEALAND INT at 2326 English, OM ancr. Topic discussed was honey bees (and other insects) pollination. At 2330 hrd "Nasty Dan" by Johnny Cash. F-G signal w/ QRN.

17795 R. AUSTRALIA at 2334 English, OMs talking sports to incl World Cup Qualifiers news. // 15560 both F-G signal w/ QRN.

15250 R. NACIONAL DE VENEZUELA (via Cuba) at 2346 Spanish, OM ancr giving sta target areas and freqs. P signal due to noise spurs.

Pueblo Park Las Vegas

Thursday 05.11.09

11550 EWTN (WEWN, USA) at 2048 Spanish, YL ancr. G-VG signal.

11565 FAMILY RADIO (WYFR, USA) at 2052 German, OM ancr. G signal.

11655 R. NETHERLANDS (via Madagascar) at 2054-2057* English, YL ancr reporting Nx. F signal.

11910 R. JAPAN at 2106 Japanese, OM ancr. G signal.

12025 UNIDENTIFIED at 2110 Music only. Hrd serene instrumental music (guitar & strings) on a tape loop. Keep rechecking until 2149 at which time the signal was gone. Continued monitoring to TOH but did not hear any sta ID. Could this have been HCJB testing via Sackville? G signal.

12040 R. PORTUGAL INT at 2111 Portuguese, OM announcing soccer match. G signal.

12095 BBC (via Ascension Island) at 2115 English, OM ancr. Talk of African massacres. P signal.

7255 V. OF NIGERIA at 2128 English, YL (with French accent) reporting Nx. The "Taliban" was mentioned. At 2130 hrd OM broadcasting in French. F signal with CW co-channel interference.

15365 R. CANADA INT at 2140 French, YL and OM ancrs. F signal.

16630 R. AUSTRALIA at 2146 English, YL and OM ancrs reporting Nx. F-G signal.

13640 R. JAPAN at 2152 Japanese, OM ancr. F-G signal.

11845 R. CANADA INT at 2154-2159* French, OM ancr. F signal.

15315 R. NETHERLANDS (via Neth. Antilles) at 2210 Dutch, YL & OM ancrs. F signal w/ QRM.

Weekend DXing

Saturday 07.11.09

17595 R. EXTERIOR DE ESPANA at 1456 Spanish, Music followed by YL reporting Nx. F signal.

15530 R. MARTI (USA) at 1514 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs con noticias. F signal.

15560 R. PORTUGAL INT at 1518 Portuguese, Hrd pop music. F signal.

12095 BBC (UK) at 1524 English, OM announcing sports event. F signal.

7240 R. AUSTRALIA at 1528 English, Hrd country music. F signal.

6890 KNLS ANCHOR POINT (Alaska, USA) at 1546 Russian, YL ancr. P-F signal.

9905 R. FREE ASIA (via Palau) at 1553 Mandarin, OM and YL ancrs. F signal (no QRN).

9535 R. JAPAN at 1611 Japenese, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd was some sort of variety prgm to incl snippets of music and audience laughter. F-G signal.

9640 R. PORTUGAL INT at 2131 Portuguese, OMs announcing soccer game. G-VG signal.

Sunday 08.11.09

6145 R. JAPAN at 0721 Japanese, OM ancrs. Hrd pop music. F-G signal.

6185 R. NACIONAL DA AMAZONIA (Brazil) at 0731 Portuguese, OM ancr with music programming. P-F signal (no QRN).

5965 R. EXTERIOR DE ESPANA (via Costa Rica) at 0744 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. F-G signal.

9505 BBC (via Singapore) at 1541 Bengali, OM ancr. F signal.

13740 CHINA RADIO INT at 1547 English, YL with report on Chinese foods. F signal. // 7325 P-F signal.

9335 V. of Korea (DPR) at 1551 English, YL speaking of Korean independence. F signal

15560 R. PORTUGAL INT at 1607 Portuguese, OM and YL ancrs announcing soccer game. G signal.

9535 R. JAPAN at 1628 Japanese, OM ancr. G signal.

9905 R. FREE ASIA (via Palau) at 1643 Mandarin, OM ancr. Hrd indigenous music. F-G signal. // 9355 P signal // 9455 P signal.

15580 V. OF AMERICA at 1729 English, OM ancr. Hrd "Today in History" segment of program. Followed by YL ancr with "Press Conference USA." P-F signal.

Pueblo Park Las Vegas

Sunday 08.11.09

9520 R. FREE EUROPE/R. LIBERTY (via Thailand) at 2018 Russian, OM ancr. Hrd jazz piano music. F-G signal.

13650 R. CANADA INT at 2024 Arabic, YL ancr. She was speaking to an OM who mentioned "fusion music" and "Latin jazz." At 2030 a fusion selection, w/ Arabic influence, was played. F-G signal.

11945 R. FREE ASIA (Northern Mariana Islands) at 2036 Chinese, OM and YL ancrs. F signal w/ QRN)

12040 R. PORTUGAL INT at 2039 Portuguese, OMs announcing soccer game. G-VG signal.

11865 R. CANADA INT at 2041 Arabic, YL and OM ancrs. F-G signal.

15580 V. OF AMERICA at 2100 English, OM ancr with Nx on Afghanistan and the Taliban. VG signal.

15365 R. CANADA INT at 2103 French, OM ancr. F-G signal.

11910 R. JAPAN at 2123 Japanese, OM and YL ancrs. F signal.

7255 V. OF NIGERIA at 2130 French, YL ancr. P-F signal.

Wednesday 11.11.09

9420 V. OF GREECE at 0024 Greek, Hrd indigenous music. P-F signal w/ QRN.

9640 R. CANADA INT at 0029 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

9455 R. PORTUGAL INT at 0032 Portuguese, Hrd popular music being played. G signal.

7580 R. CAIRO at 0034 Arabic, OM ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

9775 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Ascension Island) at 0038 German, OM ancr. G signal.

7325 R. AUSTRIA at 0048 German, OM ancr. F-G signal.

11735 V. of Korea (DPR) at 0100, YL ancr with slanted Nx. F signal w/ QRN.

11780 R. EXTERIOR DE ESPANA at 0119 Sefardi, YL ancr. F signal.

6175 CHINA NATIONAL RADIO (CNR-1) at 0949 Chinese, OM and YL ancrs. F signal w/ QRN.

9845 CHINA NATIONAL RADIO (CNR-1) at 1001 Chinese, OM ancr. F signal w/ QRN.

12065 R. NETHERLANDS (via Northern Mariana Islands) at 1004 English, YL reporting the Nx. P signal w/ QRN.

11720 V. OF AMERICA (via Northern Mariana Islands) at 1006 Chinese, YL and OM ancrs. F signal w/ QRN.

6120 R. JAPAN (via Sackville) at 1016 Spanish, YL and OM ancrs. F signal.

6040 CHINA RADIO INT at 1020 English, OM ancr talking about opera in China. P signal w/ QRN.

7325 CHINA RADIO INT at 1541 English, OM ancr. Report on classical music in Shanghai w/ emphasis on German composers. Followed by story on "Singles Day" (Nov 11) in China. F signal.

12025 HCJB QUITO (via Sackville) at 2129-2145* Arabic, OM ancr. Hrd pop vocal. G signal.

Friday 13.11.09

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2220 Arabic, YL ancr speaking to OM. Mentioned were Nicaragua and the Sandinistas. G-VG signal.

9660 R. HABANA CUBA at 2224 Spanish, OM ancr. G signal.

11635 R. TAIWAN INT at 2229 Chinese, YL ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

9915 BBC (via Ascension Island) at 0232 English, YL ancr with "Business Weekly" prgm. F signal w/ QRN.

9490 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 2238 English, OM ancr reporting Nx. F signal.

15720 R. NEW ZEALAND INT at 2310 English, OM ancr with the Wx. P signal w/ QRN.

15250 R. NACIONAL DE VENEZUELA (via Cuba) at 2346 Spanish, YL ancr. Talk about Russia and Georgia. F-G signal w/ hum in bg. // 13680 F signal.

11970 CHINA RADIO INT at 2330 English, YL and OM ancrs with "Letterbox" as part of "Listeners' Garden." Followed by report on "Singles Day," a Chinese pop culture holiday celebrated on November 11th. F-G signal.

11990 CHINA RADIO INT at 2342 Cambodian, OM ancr. Hrd pop music. F signal.      

Sunday 15.11.09

9700 R. BULGARIA at 0215, Hrd music. Bc was difficult to copy. P signal w/ QRN.

6140 R. HABANA CUBA at 0218 Spanish, YL ancr. F signal w/ QRN.

11780 R. NACIONAL DA AMAZONIA (BRAZIL) at 0220 Portuguese, Hrd pop music. F signal.

9680 R. TAIWAN INT at 0228 English, YL ancr. Spoke about prolonging death which is often painful to patient. Prgm "Women Making Waves." G signal. // 5950 P-F signal w/ QRN.

6010 R. SWEDEN at 0235 English, YL ancr reporting Nx. P signal w/ QRN. Difficult to copy.

9780 HCJB (Quito, Ecuador) at 0242 German, YL ancr. F-G signal.

7335 V. OF RUSSIA (via French Guiana) at 0252 Spanish, YL ancr. F-G signal.

Monday 16.11.09

9710 CHINA RADIO INT at 2007 Arabic, OM and YL ancrs. G signal.

11655 R. NETHERLANDS (via Madagascar) at 2027 English, OM with rpt on the third North Sea Underwater Film Festival in Amsterdam. F signal.

11660 R. AUSTRALIA at 2037 English, OM speaking about Germany's 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. P-F signal.

15190 R. AFRICA (Equatorial Guinea) at 2042 English, OM ancr. VP signal, inaudible. Signal improved somewhat at 2130 UT.

11865 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via UK) at 2051-2059* Russian, OM ancr. G signal.

13640 R. JAPAN at 2104 Japanese, OM ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

11690 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2117 English, YL ancr. Report of land grab in Madagascar. G signal with CW interference.

15580 V. OF AMERICA at 2121 English, Hrd popular music mix. F signal.

11845 R. CANADA INT at 2129 French, YL playing pop music. F signal.

Tuesday 17.11.09

11700 R. BULGARIA at 1431 Bulgarian, YL ancr. F signal.

13740 CHINA RADIO INT at (via Sackville) 1437 English, OM ancr. Spoke of Consumer Price Index (CPI) and price of crude oil. G signal.

13820 R. MARTI (USA) at 1444 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. F signal.

7240 R. AUSTRALIA at 1447 English, OM speaking to female author. F-G signal w/ QRM.

7220 CHINA RADIO INT at 1452 Nepali, OM ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

9615 R. Cultura at 1504 Portuguese, OM ancr. P-F signal.

9605 BBC (via Singapore) at 0512 Chinese, YL ancr with classical music in bg. F signal busy with QRM.

9610 R. CANADA INT at 1515 Russian, OM ancr. F signal w/ QRM.

9590 R. AUSTRALIA at 1517 English, YL ancr. "Asia Pacific" prgm. P-F signal.

5875 BBC (via Thailand) at 1533 English, OM reporting Nx. F signal. // 9740 F signal.

9905 R. FREE ASIA (via Palau) at 1539 Chinese, YL with music in bg. G signal w/ QRM.

9665 V. OF TURKEY at 1545 Arabic, Hrd continuous music. F signal w/ QRN.

9635 R. CANADA INT (via China) at 1551-1557* English, OM ancr with "The Link" prgm. Followed by Ian Jones and "Sports Wrap." P-F signal

11565 FAMILY RADIO (WYFR, USA) at 1613 English, Hrd continuous music. G signal. // 17760 F signal.

9610 R. CANADA INT at 1639 English, YL speaking to doctor about prostate cancer in Canada. F signal w/ QRN.

9535 R. JAPAN at 1644-1700* Japanese, YL ancr. Instrumental "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" hrd in bg. G signal.

Balcony Listening Post

Tuesday 17.11.09

11665 R. JAPAN at 2300 Japanese, OM ancr reporting Nx. G signal.

11690 R. HABANA CUBA at 2303 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs. Latin music. F signal.

11780 R. NACIONAL DA AMAZONIA (BRAZIL) at 2305 Portuguese, Hrd pop music. F signal.

11805 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 2308 Indonesian, YL ancr. P-F signal w/ QRN.

13790 R. HABANA CUBA at 2319 English, YL ancr reporting Nx. Spoke of Cuba bestowing the Medal of Friendship on José Alfredo Pineda Dubón, a prominent Salvadorian revolutionary.

15250 R. NACIONAL DE VENEZUELA AT 2329 Spanish, YL ancr. Hrd Latin music. At 2334 ancr, in Eng, read letters from listeners. G signal w/ hum. // 13680 F-G signal (no hum).

11885 R.TAIWAN INT at 2343 Spanish, OM ancr. P signal.

11800 R. HABANA CUBA at 2346 Spanish, OM ancr. Hrd Latin music. P-F signal w/ QRN.

Thursday 19.11.09

5025 R. REBELDE (Habana, Cuba) at 0752 Spanish, Hrd Latin pop music. F signal w/ QRN.

6060 R. HABANA CUBA at 0754 English, OM ancr with "Mailbag" prgm. F signal.

9580 R. AUSTRALIA at 0805 English, YL ancr with Nx about fires in NSW. F-G signal. // 9590 F signal.

9765 R. NEW ZEALAND INT at 0830 English, OM ancr reporting Nx. F-G signal.

6075 DEUTSCHE WELLE (GERMANY) at 0854 German, Hrd pop music. F signal.

6060 R. HABANA CUBA at 0849 English, OM ancr with "music for social change." Prgm featured the music of John Lennon. Hrd the Plastic Ono Band's "Give Peace A Chance." F-G signal.

9825 R. JAPAN at 0906 English, YL ancr reporting the Nx. P signal w/ pulsing noise in bg.

6175 CHINA NATIONAL RADIO (CNR-1) at 0916 Chinese, OM ancr. F signal.

9885 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Neth. Antilles) at 0919 German, OM ancr. F signal.

7295 V. OF RUSSIA at 1321 Russian, OM and YL ancrs. F-G signal w/ minor QRM.

7255 CHINA RADIO INT at 1326 Russian, OM ancr. G signal.

9580 R. AUSTRALIA at 1347 English, Ivan Lloyd hosting "Jazz Notes," a prgm of Australian jazz. G signal. // 9590 F signal.

11705 R. JAPAN at *1400 English, YL ancr reporting Nx. F-G signal.

7300 CHINA RADIO INT at 1405 English, OM with the Nx. F-G signal.

9450 CHINA RADIO INT at 1411 Russian, YL ancr. VG signal.

9870 All India Radio at 1416 Hindi, YL ancr. Hrd indigenous pop music. F signal.

6145 R. TAIWAN INT at 1422 Chinese, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd pop music. F signal.

7240 R. AUSTRALIA at 1453 English, YL ancr. Talk about adoption. F signal.

5875 BBC (via Thailand) at 1457 English, YL ancr. F signal.

6140 V. OF AMERICA (via Thailand) at 1502 English, YL ancr reporting the Nx. F-G signal w/ QRM.

7325 CHINA RADIO INT at 1506 English, OM ancr reporting Nx. F-G signal.

5965 CHINA RADIO INT at 1511 Russian, YL ancr. F-G signal.

5980 CHINA RADIO INT at 1513 Japanese, YL ancr. P-F signal w/ QRN.

7260 V. OF RUSSIA at 1517 English, YL ancr with the Nx. P-F signal.

9740 BBC (via Singapore) at 1528 English, YL and OM ancrs. Report on events of 1989 - the Romanian Revolution. The news followed. G signal. // 5845 F signal.

9665 V. OF TURKEY at 1535 Arabic, Hrd continuous music. G signal.

9760 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 1548 English, OM ancr. Prgm "The Making of a Nation." Installment - Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Siege of Vicksburg. G signal.

Outdoor DXing - Pueblo Park Las Vegas

Friday 20.11.09

13630 R. AUSTRALIA at 2147 English, YL ancr on subject of climate change and the Mekong River. G signal.

13640 R. JAPAN at 2151 Japanese, YL and OM ancrs. English bc began at 2200. G signal.

13745 R. FREE ASIA (Northern Mariana Islands) at 2155 Chinese, OM ancr. G signal.

13790 R. HABANA CUBA at 2188 Spanish, YL and OM ancrs. G-VG signal.

17675 R. NEW ZEALAND INT at 2205 English, YL ancr. Discussion on architecture. G signal w/ QRM.

11905 V. OF AMERICA at 2211 Creole, OM ancr. F signal.

11910 R. JAPAN at 2214 Japanese, YL and OM ancrs. F-G signal.

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2220 Arabic, OM and YL ancrs. G-VG signal.

7450 R. MAKEDONIAS (Greece) at 2225, Hrd indigenous music. F signal.

11635 R. TAIWAN INT at 2231 Chinese, YL ancr. F signal.

7345 CHINA NATIONAL RADIO (CNR-1) at 2336 Chinese, YL ancr. Hrd indigenous music. F signal w/ QRN.

15515 R. AUSTRALIA at 2245 English, YL ancr with discussion on eco-tourism in Australia. F-G signal. // 15240 G signal // 15230 F signal w/ QRN // 15560 G signal // 13630 F signal.

11970 CHINA RADIO INT at 2302 English, OM ancr reporting Nx. VG signal. // 5990 (via Cuba) F signal.

11805 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 2305 Indonesian, OM and YL ancrs reporting Nx. G signal.

11690 R. HABANA CUBA at 2307 Spanish, OM ancr playing Latin music. G signal.

15720 R. NEW ZEALAND INT at 2314 English, OM ancr with report on food waste. F-G signal.

7415 WBCQ (USA) at 2330 English, OM ancr. "Hawkeye" Danny Haller hosting "Bluegrass State of Mind" prgm. Included music by Flatt & Scruggs, L.C. Smith, The Churchmen and Hawkeye's band Driving Blind. G signal.

Weekend DXing

Saturday 21.11.09

9760 V. OF AMERICA (via Philippines) at 1514 Special English, OM and YL ancrs. "Teaching English" prgm. // 6140 (via Thailand) F signals.

7260 V. OF RUSSIA at 1519 English, YL ancr speaking of US President John F. Kennedy's assassination. F signal w/ QRM.

7305 V. OF RUSSIA at 1538 Hindi, OM ancr. F signal.

5965 CHINA RADIO INT at 1545 Russian, OM and YL ancrs with language lesson. F signal.

9665 V. OF TURKEY at 1548 Arabic, Hrd continuous music. P-F signal.

9605 BBC (via Singapore) at 1550 Tamil, OM ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

9335 V. OF KOREA (DPR) at 1553-1557* English, Hrd music followed by OM ancr giving sta ID, times and freqs. F signal. // 11710 P-F signal.

9535 R. JAPAN at 1644 Japanese, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd music and variety programming. G signal.

9710 R. AUSTRALIA at 1651 English, YL ancr speaking to male guest. Bc was difficult to copy. P signal.

Balcony Listening Post

Sunday 22.11.09

15580 V. OF AMERICA at 2146 English, Mary Morningstar hosting "Country Hits USA." Hrd Toby Keith's "Crying For Me." G signal w/ QRN.

11690 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2150 English, YL and OM ancrs. Talk of European Union. F-G signal with CW in bg.

15515 R. AUSTRALIA at 2154 English, OM ancr with soccer scores. P signal w/ QRN.

12075 R. FREE ASIA at 2157-2200* Korean, OM ancr giving sta web address. Music, then s/off. F signal.

13640 R. JAPAN at 2201 English, YL ancr. "World Interactive" prgm. Read listeners' letters.  Hrd song "Perfect Day" written by Lou Reed. G signal.

11940 R. EXTERIOR DE ESPANA at 2205 Spanish, OM and YL ancrs over Queen's "We Will Rock You" in bg. G signal.

9895 R. NETHERLANDS (via Rwanda) at 2212 Arabic, OM ancr. Hrd pop music. G-VG signal.

9980 WWCR (USA) at 2220 English, OM ancr (Kurt Wilson) with the "Armchair Survivor" prgm. G-VG signal.

15315 R. NETHERLANDS (via Neth. Antilles) at 2223-2227* Dutch, OM ancr. F-G signal.

12040 R. PORTUGAL INT at 2234 Portuguese, OM ancr. G signal.

12025 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2237 German, OM ancr. F-G signal.

11550 R. AUSTRALIA at 2242 Indonesian, OM and YL ancrs. Hrd language lesson. F signal w/ QRN.


Kevin Redding – Crump, TN

Eton E1 and 150 foot wire


9925 Radio Farda  Iranawila, Sri Lanka 11/5 2023 with man singing.  

Fair signal some fading.

W. G.  Hauser – Enid, OK



** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 1 at 1419: good on 10210, poor on 9000, null on 8400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13670 with news in French at 1402 Nov 1, with severe QRM from CRI English via Canada on 13675. Strangely, the news in French was all chinoiserie too: yes, it`s CRI via Albania, 240 degrees to W Africa, ChiComs vs ChiComs! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EAST TURKISTAN

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9460 in English, Nov 1 at 1421, sounds like CRI style: yes, // Canadian relay 15230 but a few sex behind it. 9460 suffers from AIR blobhash (see INDIA), and also has a wavering het on it. All this QRM serves the jamming SOBs from China right, and we can only hope it is even more bothersome in their zone-41 target area, i.e. S Asia, on this 212 degree aim from Urumqi site, now under control of ChiCom imperialism (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. DCJC jamming against nothing (except innocent victim R. Tirana), on 6110, Nov 1 at 0000-0100, then jamming level quickly fades audiblizing Albania for the final semihour of its Albanian broadcast to NAm.

9810, checking for R. República vs jamming: Nov 1 at 0030, RR was axually atop the jamming, less so around 0100, and just jamming heard at 0130. The jamming was still audible at 0355, so that may mean RR is on too until 0400. See also U S A for R. Martí/VOA mixup

RHC 15360 still on at 1502 Nov 1, but just as I intuned, modulation cut, and open carrier for a bit until off, ditto 15120. Then tuned to 11760 to reconfirm Esperanto scheduled Sundays only at 1500 --- no, it is still in Spanish, but 1504 cut into Esperanto opening giving usual sked of a semi-dozen transmissions contrary to the imaginary RHC website sked. By really being on the 11760 transmitter, Esperanto also gets the bonus of 24 spurs, altho none were announced! These were radiating as usual at earlier 1346 check, in the 11.2-12.3 MHz range, but did not take time to measure them yet again.

At 1505 as expected nothing showing on the listed Aló, Presidente channels 13750 or 12010. Still nothing at 1730 on 17750, 13750, 13680, 12010. Regular RHC was going on 13760, 11800 distorted, 11760+spurs, 11690, presumably also on inaudible 6000, 5965 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 1 at 1343 upon one of its favorite haunts spanning 16 MHz, i.e. approx. 15990-16015 kHz, where it can do no harm against broadcasters --- Unlike some stronger pulsing of same type 13637-13662 at 1413, bad for the gospel station on 13645; see U S A [non]. If still on at 1530-1600 will also degrade R. Tirana 13640 Mon-Sat in English to NAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh blob has *not* been fixed, as supposedly promised for the B-09. A week into season on Nov 1 at 1326 we find its extreme wideband distortion centered about 9465 and extending 9455-9470, so at least not bothering Australia today on 9475; but instead CRI on 9460 later; see EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI English missing from both 9524.9 and 9525.9 at 1326 November 1, as occasionally happens. Hope this does not mean they have switched unpredictably to another of their always-announced frequencies, 11785, since that has the usual blockage; see LAOS [non]. No VOI heard either during the 1400 hour in Malay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LAOS [non]. Checking Sunday Nov 1 for Hmong Lao Radio, via WHRI, expected to be one hour later now to stay at the same Central Time in Hminnesota: 11785 already on at 1333 with gospel music. At 1400, HLR indeed starting, so that should also apply to Saturdays now: 14-15 Sat & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, RNZI at 1318 Nov 1, with het presumably from DZRM on 6170.4 which had not been audible for several days. Could not hear any Chlash from Khabarovsk, so not sure if that is still on 6170, or just too far north to propagate today (however, Pet/Kam motorboat was audible on 6075 tho underneath Thailand, BBC Indonesian, during this semihour).

As I tuned in, RNZI had interesting report about how the ``New Methodists`` were favored by the police force, supposedly helping reduce crime rate, at the expense of the out-of-favor (old) Methodists, thus an unfortunate church/state problem; trouble is, the island concerned was never mentioned even as the item wrapped up; Tonga?? It`s one of the Maori-titled shows tho presented in NZEnglish, and on to next topic, the Marshall Islands parliament (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. In October, Brother Scare was appearing again on WWCR-2 13845 part-time, after the transition from Pastor Scott at 1400. Now with standard time the switch is apparently at 1500, as at 1401 Nov 1 I was still hearing PMS // Anguilla 11775, but at 1507 it was BS on 13845. Need to monitor WWCR`s announcement just before 1500 to see if the times are still wrong. But the new Nov 1 WWCR program schedule finally shows B.S. at 1500-1900 daily on #2, all other times Dr Gene Scott (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. I was listening to RHC`s En Contacto DX program on 15360, Sunday Nov 1 at 1346 as they coincidentally mentioned Antonio Buitrago and their counterpart on REE, Amigos de la Onda Corta, which reminded me that Sunday 1330 is the new time for the latter, and immediately found it running on 15170 via CR, a phrase ahead on 17595 direct; and furthermore on 15125 via CR, too close to bigger signal from RHC again, on 15120! Too bad those two DX programs now conflict not only in frequency but in time! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15650, Nov 1 at 1501 found heavy clash with subaudible het between Greece and Miraya FM via IRRS Milan via IPAR Slovakia; one of them had a timesignal 74 seconds late, and I`m sure it wasn`t Greece (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 11710, Nov 1 at 0525 something in African language, bothered by RHC spur circa 11708 --- fundamental 11760 not very strong at this hour, but enough to carry with it at least the closer spurs circa 52 kHz away. 0530 VOA sign-off. It`s Hausa via Botswana daily at 0500-0530.

On the first day of standard time, one expects some SNAFUs at VOA, which would never happen if it operated strictly on the worldwide standard of UT, regardless of local clock changes.

The morning VOA Spanish service has been running an hour later when Wáshington is off DST, even tho that is irrelevant for Latin América. So at 1325 Nov 1 I find that 9885 is still on the air in Spanish, with PSA about US immigration policy, promos for several programs including `` Las Noticias Como Son`` [is that a play on words, alluding to singing the news?] --- wait a minute! Those are Radio Martí shows, not VOA, and sure enough, this frequency is carrying RM instead of usual VOA.

The feeds are mixed up, a sure way to encourage even more unjustified jamming against VOA! However, the DentroCubans had not caught this one yet. Radio Martí IDs around 1330 and shortly into their show. At 1332 check, 9885 was // real Martí frequency 13820. At 1359 the RM QSY announcement ``en algunos minutos`` barely got out ``11930`` before it was cut off and then to Voice of America sign-off in English, something which is never supposed to happen on RM channels.

The letter-by-letter VOA language schedule still shows on Nov 1:


1130-1200 UTC 9885 13715 15590

1200-1300 UTC 9885 13715 15590

2300-0000 UTC 5890 5940 9885

So I check the other two morning frequencies which were supposed to quit at 1300: 13715 is also still on, really carrying VOA Spanish, and at 1329 there is a VOA sign-off announcement in English. But it keeps right on going, ``Music Country`` with songs in English, presented in Spanish. Both it and // 15590 still going at 1343-1344, presumably really closing at 1400. So does the morning show really start at 1230 now? We won`t be surprised if the evening broadcast also shifts to 0000-0100, yanking listeners around who have no use for DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The past two Saturday nights (early UT Suns) WWCR was caught on 4755 instead of 3215 at various times between 0300 and 0600, but on Nov 1 stayed on 3215 at 0400 for IRN/USA network `news`, and a few other chex until 0600.

WWCR has put up their new frequency schedule as of November 1, and we are pleased to see that unlike the last few winters, WWCR-1 is switching from 15825 to 7465 at 2100 UT instead of 2200, which means the Friday airing of WORLD OF RADIO, now one UT hour later at 2130v, will once again be on 7465, with much better coverage of North America and beyond.

Another novelty is new 3230 at 2300-0200, since WWRB beat them to 3215 at 2100-0200 and WWCR did not want to stay on 7465 past 2300 in the B-season. Here`s the full sked in CST and UT at

WWCR B09 Schedule November 1, 2009 to March 7,2010

Transmitter #1 - 100 KW - 46 Degrees

12:00 AM-04:00 AM 0600-1000 3.215 MHz

04:00 AM-06:00 AM 1000-1200 9.985 MHz

06:00 AM-03:00 PM 1200-2100 15.825 MHz

03:00 PM-05:00 PM 2100-2300 7.465 MHz

05:00 PM-08:00 PM 2300-0200 3.230 MHz

08:00 PM-12:00 AM 0200-0600 3.215 MHz

Transmitter #2 - 100 KW - 85 Degrees

12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0600-1300 5.935 MHz

07:00 AM-07:00 PM 1300-0100 13.845 MHz

07:00 PM-12:00 AM 0100-0600 5.935 MHz

Transmitter #3 - 100 KW - 40 Degrees

12:00 AM-06:00 AM 0600-1200 5.070 MHz

06:00 AM-11:00 AM 1200-1700 7.490 MHz

11:00 AM-05:00 PM 1700-2300 12.160 MHz

05:00 PM-12:00 AM 2300-0600 5.070 MHz

Transmitter #4 - 100 KW - 90 Degrees

12:00 AM-06:00 AM 0600-1200 5.890 MHz

06:00 AM-08:00 PM 1200-0200 9.980 MHz

08:00 PM-12:00 AM 0200-0600 5.890 MHz

WWCR`s program schedule has also been updated promptly as of Nov 1, not accessible in text, but pdf:


** U S A. On several chex starting at 0000 UT Nov 1, nothing audible on 9955, no WRMI, no jamming, and was wondering if they were on, or did the MUF just drop out? But at 0532, WRMI had fair signal, no jamming audible, in Jeff White`s filler of eclectic world music. Wire Light (so-called Cheetah Radio) was supposed to run on the NW antenna at 0200-0400 UT while DST was still in effect. Perhaps the music fill was just to occupy the extra hour being gained by clock change, which officially did not happen in the ET zone until 0600 UT, 2 am EDT becoming 1 am EST. Afterwards, R. Praga relay is supposed to occupy 0530-0600 UT daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 13645, Nov 1 1412, preacher in American with Boston address, heavy OTH radar QRM, hymn, prayer, then introducing Pastor Rockwood on the Book of Ruth. 13645 at 1400-1445 is on the MB/DTK schedule as carrying brokered shows from Panamerican Broadcasting in Cupertino CA, 85 degrees via Nauen, GERMANY and doubling power from 125 to 250 kW for whatever follows Sundays only at 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17610, Nov 1 at 1449 with HOA music, seemingly secular, and so repetitive it could be a loop, but is it obviously Adventist if you are Afar? What does PWBR `2009` say? AWR via Austria to E Africa --- and it is still correct per B-09 skeds, 1430-1500 daily! 1452 segué to similar music but different rhythm and key, 1455 announcement and off before 1459 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. R. Tirana monitoring Nov 1 into UT Nov 2: At 2258, just caught the last few notes of anthem as 7435 was closing daily Albanian sesquihour to Europe and North America. Very good S9+20 signal, but poor audio on worn-out (?) recording. Open carrier remained on past 2300.

Next broadcast is 0000-0130 in Albanian to NAm on 7425; and on 6110, which has been getting jammed by Cuba. At 2355, Tirana`s open carrier already on 6110 and in the clear, but at 2358 jamming appeared and ramped up steadily to full force as Tirana started modulating at 0000 Nov 2. But tonight, Albania`s signal is strong enough to fight the jamming, at least a more than equal mix, if not overcoming it completely. That`s gratifying, but RT should not have to cope with any jamming whatsoever on what would otherwise be a free frequency, and as we found most nights in previous week, the jamming was totally on top.

6110 was quite a bit stronger than // 7425 which also had adjacents squeezing both sides, Ascension and Sri Lanka and/or Armenia listed. RT was playing music until abrupt stop at 0028, then a talk feature, apparently a hookup with the Radio Kosova studio in Pristina for an historical discussion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. Correxion to my Oct 30-31 report. The Friday date for VOBI via WHRI 15665 should have been Oct 30, not 29 (gh)

** BRAZIL. 11815, distorted Brazilian music, song sounded like a round, Nov 1 at 2339; good signal and blessedly free of the plus-one RHC spur from 11760 during this hour circa 11812 since that transmitter was on 19m: see CUBA. Identity of 11815 quickly confirmed as Rádio Brasil Central, Goiânia, by // 4985 now, which I was already hearing around 2300 as the best SAm signal on 60m, no contest compared to 5045, 4885, tho 5045 is usually best later at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake November 1 at 2306: poor with heavy flutter on 10210, just barely audible on 9000; at 2307 poor on 8400, but not // 10210, so must be the 6-minute displaced playback. Same frequencies we hear just about every morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Observations in the 2253-0039 period Nov 1-2, a time when I am not monitoring SW every day: At 2253, 17660 with S9+18 signal but distorted during music from RHC Spanish service, // 13790 synchronized, and an echo apart from 13760, 11800. The other RHC 16m frequency at this time, 17705 was just as strong, in French.

While tracking RHC and DCJC, also tried 9810 for R. República, but this time could hear nothing but jamming at several chex Nov 1 at 2302 and during the following sesquihour, unlike the night before.

RHC`s English hour at 2300 existed Nov 1 on 13790; at 2319 bitching about the blockade; at 2334 ``Ed Newman`` with mailbag letter from Tom Power in Canada. ``Tom Power`` sounds even more pseudonymous.

Now we know where they put the transmitter with two dozen spurs during the bihour it is not on 11760: previously heard at 22-23 spurring from 11670 with Venezuela relay; and at 23-24 it is on 15250, making the 19mb band a mess instead of 25. At 2320 Nov 1 found RNV with a statement in Spanish about Honduras, outroed in English. Fundamental is S9+20 but with hum and somewhat undermodulated.

Analog-tuning across 19m, we heard the same modulation and a whine every 50+ kHz, further out just the whine, same pattern as on 25m. 15250 was a smidgin on the hi side, but ignoring that, spur minus 1 we put at 15198.9 with plenty of audio, i.e. 51.1 kHz displacement, so the others are multiples of that, detectable down eight steps to 14841.2 and nine steps up to 15709.9. Along the way, more mushy QRM blobs centered on 14994.5 and 15556.6 bothered WWVH which was IDing on 15000 at 2329 and Radio Australia in English on 15560.

And what became of the other frequency for RNV at 23-24, 13680? No sign of it any time during the hour. This is the only RNV daily hour which had been running on two frequencies. But then, the 17 spurs from 15250, potentially 24, more than compensate for it. I am amazed that apparently no one else has noticed or reported these, which must have been happening since at least October 10 when we first found all the spurs surrounding 11760.

At 2340 I went looking for RHC`s Esperanto service, supposedly scheduled during this semihour on Sundays only. Instead heard uncharacteristically soft choral music and eventually Spanish announcements in // on 5965, 6120, 9600, 11690. Nothing audible on 9640, 6000 or any other RHC frequency I could think of.

Contrary to the wacky transmission schedule presented in Spanish, this one presented in Esperanto shows the frekvencoj for 2330-2400 as 5965, 6120 and 9600:

Esperanto did make an appearance earlier today at 1504 on 11760.

R. Prague, English on 5930 at 2341 Nov 1, bothered by clix, probably spur from heavy Cuban jamming on 5890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) More on Cuban jamming: see ALBANIA; USA: VOA, WRMI

** EGYPT. R. Cairo, English to WNAm on 7580 with good signal Sunday Nov 1 at 2350, YL concluding ``Life in Egypt`` segment with credits; modulation level good at the moment but audio muffled on mike, good on music. 2352 next show ``Questions & Answers``, starting with birdwatching, a pastime which is ``in its infancy`` in Egypt, but a good location on migratory routes between Europe and Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. Without even trying, confirmed at least one AWR Wavescan time is unchanged via KSDA, UT Sunday 2230 on 15320. As I bandscanned across the channel Nov 1 at 2252, there was the JSWC YL`s voice recognizable despite the flutter and echoes on poor signal here. On the assumption that the same English broadcasts on Sundays as previously still carry that program, those have been included in my DX/SWL/Media programs reference with frequencies changed for B-09 at (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WRMI

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG or Radio Conakry, Nov 1 at 2309 in hilife music, fair signal with fading, and good modulation. I have not had any luck hearing it from nominal sign-on 0600; the nominal sign-off is 2400. Brian Alexander had heard them go off abruptly at 2020* this day, but they certainly came back; a holdout in the mostly evacuated hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. The AIR Aligarh blob which has been infesting the mornings circa nominal 9470 is also audible in the evenings here. It`s the National Channel`s all-night service scheduled straight through from 1318 to 0040 UT. Nov 1 at 2304 there was the mushy blob covering 9460-9470 and mixing with Spanish preaching at center 9465: YFR via GUIANA FRENCH at 22-24, 500 kW, 215 degrees, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 11655, RNW in Spanish, announcing frequencies at odd time of 2336 UT Sunday Nov 1, then mailbag/DX show Cartas Arroba RN with Jaime Báguena. Fair signal but QRM under sounded like Spe-cial Eng-lish. Guess what: both of these are IBB signals, so they should know about each other: RN via Greenville, 250 kW, 160 degrees at 2300-2357; and VOA via Thailand, 250 kW, 30 degrees USward at 2330-2400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** POLAND [non]. 11675, via AUSTRIA, Nov 1 at 1336 Slawek Szefs giving an ID as ``Polish Radio Warsaw`` so I guess that is still kosher, if not official; or should it be with a comma, ``Polish Radio, Warsaw``? Anyhow, next ID I heard from someone else at 1353 more conventionally said ``Polish Radio External Service``. Ditto, comma question. Just don`t call them ``Radio Polonia``! This is harder for Spanish speakers to avoid, since Polonia is the name of the country in that language. Look for and please confirm their Multimedia show which should now appear Thursdays around 1323-1345, also on // 11860 eastward from UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PRIDNESTROVYE. Radio PMR is on winter frequency of 6240, where I expected it to be since that`s the site for Voice of Russia to NAm after 2300 on same, ex-9665 in A-09. Nov 1 at 2311 intermittent tones in typical Russian site tune-up style, 2315 ``This is Tiráspol``, actually pronounced Radio DMR this time, and into usual stilted propaganda in English. At 2354 tuneby even more stilted in German, and presumably in stilted French betwixt. This 2315-2400 service is M-F in local terms, i.e. UT Sunday-Thursday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. From what happened in the morning of Nov 1, VOA Spanish appearing contrary to its own initial B-09 schedule, I was expecting more contradixions in the evening, and was not to be disappointed.

It had been at 2300-2400 UT on 9885, 5940 and 5890. At 2255, there was an open carrier on 9885, but off at 2257.

At 2300, 5890 had no trace of VOA, just DentroCuban jamming, which still expected VOA to be there. No VOA or jamming on the third frequency, 5940. 9885 remained unoccupied. Obviously the Spanish hour was not going to show up between 23 and 24 as it had through October.

So I start looking again before 2400. At 2355, 5890 is still heavily jammed, but the open carrier is back on 9885. At 0000 Nov 2, instead of VOA Spanish programming we get fill music in // on those two, still nothing on 5940. The jamming level on 5890 is decreasing, or at least the VOA non-programming is achieving an S/N advantage at the outset.

Final check at 0037 found no signal on 5890, so Greenville apparently concluded by then that they were wasting watts with fill music. Perhaps from Monday there will axually be some Spanish programming, if Wáshington and Greenville can get coördinated.

Meanwhile, Dragan Lekic in Serbia found an updated VOA Spanish schedule, effective Nov 1, all Greenville, with azimuths, confirming the one-hour-later timeshifts for convenience only of Washingtonians:


0000-0100   5890/174   9885/183

1230-1300   9885/205  13715/176  15590/164  [MO-FR]

1300-1400   9885/205  13715/176  15590/164


** U S A. Not only was AWR Wavescan on KSDA [see GUAM] but at the same time on originating station WRMI, Sunday Nov 1 at 2256, altho I can`t be sure it was the same edition, wrapup giving P-address in Indianapolis, voice sounded like Allen Graham, but this was no DX Partyline(?). Fair signal on 9955, no jamming.

Next check a few minutes later at 2300, nothing but jamming and no WRMI audible. For once the DentroCuban Jamming Command is coördinated on when to start jamming as the 2300 program is Voz de la Coordinadora. WRMI has a few other exile programs until 0300 UT Monday, but mostly not and partly in English. Are they all getting jammed, anyway? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WBCQ is making numerous programming changes this week on 7415, basically to clear everything off the Saturday schedule except two hours of Brother Scare, UT Sundays. Among the moveouts is Marion`s Attic, which had been at 2100 UT Saturdays, but we heard the Oct 31 edition announce that it is moving to 5 pm EST Sundays in November. We thought this might mean already Nov 1, but no, as Allan Weiner Worldwide was still occupying the 22-23 UT hour as heard upwrapping at 2258. Signal getting fluttery already, after dark in Monticello.

Shortly afterward, Area 51 on 5110v was more solid with an oldtime radio SF drama at 2313. Per this week`s sked at it was X Minus One from 8/11/1955, ``Almost Human`` episode. It seems that Area 51 now starts at 2300 on Sat & Sun, 0100 UT Tue-Sat, commencing on UT Fridays with WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WWCR-1 confirmed on new 3230, from *2300 Nov 1, quick change from 7465 which announced the QSY a minute before. It seems we aren`t hearing much steel drumming any more for the transitions. VG signal on both, while WWRB is already on 3215, the WWCR frequency it previously usurped, but WWCR still gets to use that after 0200.

WWCR on 3230 may be bad news for Radio El Sol de los Andes, Juliaca, Perú, still listed in Aoki, and in WRTH 2009 as irregular with 1 kW. But I haven`t seen any reports of it for ages. WRTH gives callsign as OBX72, which can`t be correct as the last character is always a letter, probably should be Z. It doesn`t even appear in the archive of tho a 3230v Brazilian does, from over five years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. NMN, USCG Chesapeake VA, heard in SSB // on 12778 and 13089 at 2331 Nov 1 with robot feigning human male voice in frequency announcement already in progress, about a change in schedule I wish I could have copied from the outset. Mentioned other NM- callsigns. 13089, heard first, was quite distorted, and I wondered if it were a spur. Halfway between the two would be 12933.5, but did not check that in time before they went off with `end` (English for ``final``) at 2333 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7310 at 1326 Nov 2 with Spanish report about dogs, 1329 listing numerous phone numbers, presumably toll-free, from countries all over the Americas to contact Radio Canada Immigration, including a 1-877 one from the USA. Show titled ``Canadá y las Américas``. Ex-7325, which all during A-09 collided heavily with CRI in Japanese, but nobody cared (because nobody was listening?). The Spanish hour has just shifted from 1205-1304 to 1305-1404 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 2: at 1352, nothing on 10210 or 9000, but good on 8400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9730, Nov 2 at 1353, CRI English hour upwrapping by playing the old CRI IS, and multilingual IDs, so I quickly retuned to much stronger Sackville relay on 15230, but it was over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. CNR1 with operatic singing Nov 2 at 1433 on 7525 and 7535, the latter jamming something co-channel in Chinese, and CNR1 also // on 7385, 7365 and 7295. 7535 is BBC Chinese via Thailand, while 7525 is VOA Chinese via Thailand, both of which must not be allowed to enter China unscathed. More of the same on 9785 and 9825 at 1438, both of which are successfully blocking VOA Chinese via Tinang. Why does IBB take this lying down? Even kindly informing the ChiCom of all the latest schedule changes thru HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. DentroCuban Jamming Command doesn`t want you to hear WORLD OF RADIO. Please direct complaints to Arnie Coro. Another time on WRMI 9955 ruined by heavy two-tone pulse jamming, altho not a wall of noise, UT Monday Nov 2 at 0620 during the new shifted time of 0600, which I had first confirmed by webcast as airing then. R. Prague relay, however, now shifted to 1500 was loud and clear of jamming Nov 2 at 1513.

A week after the official start of B-09, and the dust is starting to settle, after refusing to coördinate in advance with any other station at HFCC, as an outlaw broadcaster, RHC makes its own changes. UT Nov 2 found on several new frequencies: 6110, 6150, 11730, 13770. Our preliminary monitoring shows:

At 0633 on new 6150 in Spanish // 6140 and the as usual distorted 6120. Separate music in English service heard on 6060 only. At first I was not hearing RHC English on 6010; nor Spanish on 6000, just WYFR English. At 0643, RHC English became audible on 6010, much weaker than before, mixing with Mexico/Colombia.

6150 had a somewhat stronger signal than // 6140, but lower modulation. Nothing to or from the western hemisphere was scheduled on 6150 between 0400 and 0800, but if RHC is on before 0400 it will collide with Tirana in English, and after 0800 with KNLS Alaska in English.

As for programming, the Spanish service was concluding El Mundo de la Filatelia at 0635, starting En Contacto, the DX program at 0636, which is another new additional time for it. Among other things they played a clip of the old Radio Taíno with English ID, ``tourist radio``; that occupied MW 1180 for a while a number of years ago to block Radio Martí. I wonder why they did not keep it going? Apparently it is long gone, not found on any MW frequency in the WRTH 2009, or survives it on FM?

There could be more changes in the 11-13 period which I am yet to be awake to monitor. Are any of these showing yet on the RHC website schedule in Spanish? Of course not!

Resumed monitoring at 1320 and found RHC on another new one, 6110, ending ``Figuras en la Historia`` segment about cinema during Despertar con Cuba. This is now the only RHC signal audible on 49m, no longer 5965 and 6000. At 1400 a weak het on 6110. Schedules indicate it is more or less clear at this time, but will be unwelcome in México [q.v.] as QRM to nearby Mérida 6105v.

At 1332 I find another new RHC frequency, 11730. This only adds to the mess on 25m provided by the 11760 transmitter with its two dozen spurs ranging from 11190 to 12330, approximately.

11760 is also putting out closer noise-only spurs circa 11745 and 11775, the latter bothering Anguilla. At 1352, Poland via Austria 11675 is also getting some hash, likely from the widespread crap as Habana is infesting the 25m band with CubaRM.

I keep bandscanning, now up to 22m, and what new frequency will I find from RHC there? 13770 ex-13760. 13680, 13780 and 13880 are still on as usual. As are on 19m the 15360 and 15120 pair, the latter much stronger here. At 1341 I confirm that 13770 and 13780 are an echo apart from different sites, just as 13760 and 13780 had been.

I make sure to monitor the frequency announcement at 1400: with some hesitation, Tony has a modified script to read, in the usual jumbled order: 15120, 15360, 13760(?), 13680, 13780, 11760, 11730, 11800, 6110. I am not positive he was still saying 13760 instead of 13770, as 60 and 70 are very hard to tell apart in Spanish. But they did get in the other new ones, 11730 and 6110.

Preparing for the next frequency announcement at 1500, which should be different for the midday broadcast, at 1455 I found several of the earlier channels already off the air: 11760, 13680, 13780, 15120, while these were still running: 6110, 11730, 11800, 13770, 15360.

At 1500 on 13770, these were announced: 13770(? or 13760), 11730, 11780, 11800, 6110. BUT 11760 is now back on, and nothing on 11780 now or later. I suspect 11780 was a typo for the usual 11690! Where there was open carrier vs RTTY at 1501, and which by 1515 was in RHC programming // 11730, 11760, 11800 and weakening 6110. Meanwhile, RNV relay was still on 11680, opening in English at 1501.

At 1501, since 11760 was back on, so were its spurs, and I measured the closest blob pairs centered about 11708.4 and 11811.6 = plus and minus 51.6 kHz, with the usual panoply covering a MHz or more.

The shift from 13760 to 13770 means the leapfrog mixing product with CRI relay on 13740 at 14-16 also shifts, from 13720 to 13710, and now at 1517 I hear it mixing with Qur`an from Saudi Arabia! BSKSA is at least on top but hardly deserves such QubaRM.

Weak noise jamming around 11490, Nov 2 at 1347, perhaps a spur from the main 25m channel being jammed, 11930. To be a leapfrog, there would have to be a fulcrum on 11710, close to the RHC spur on 11708v.

As I finish compiling this report which took the rest of the morning and then some, at 1825 I check RHC frequencies again, now on the DX-398 portable in the yard. 6110 is just barely audible, no more 6000 or 5965; also 11690 but with RTTY and heavy co-channel from DW in Hausa via Rwanda at 295 degrees USward. 11760 relatively weak and even more so its spurs but 11708v still detectable; 11800 fading in and out; and 13770. They have been running five intentional frequencies at midday, so there they are now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. The AIR Aligarh blob shifted a bit higher on Nov 2 than Nov 1: at 1327 it covered 9475-9485, worst on 9480. At 1510 its edge was bothering VOA on 9485, 49 degrees via Sri Lanka, trying to announce something about a contest, apparently during Border Crossings show. At 1356 I was hearing the same kind and pitch of noise circa 9540, a further spur? Or DRM from BBC Woofferton as scheduled 10-15 on 9540-9545-9550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI missing for the second day from 9525v/9526v, no carrier even at 1328 check Nov 2. Could it be on alternate 11785v? At 1402 all I could hear was Chinese, fluttery with tones, evidently cues in language lesson from CRI via East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. Shiokaze, 5985 via Japan, still well-heard here with no jamming or Myanmar audible, Monday Nov 2 at 1403 in Japanese; 1414 YL singing sad solo, presumably a lament for the lost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [non]. Did anyone try and/or have any luck hearing Radio Mada this weekend, 1530-1600 Sat/Sun on 15670 via Pridnestrovye? I have yet to see any firm reports of its full broadcasts successfully aired since it started a few weeks ago. All I have been able to hear is a trace of a signal on 15670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, Nov 2, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. It looks like XEPPM has only one half-hour at most clear of co-channel QRM from Vatican or Brasília on 6185. Nov 2 at 0651 I found RNA already on the air at 4:51 am BDT, // 11780 and blocking Radio Educación on 6185. That had been in the clear around 0630, after Vatican closed at 0620. Brasil is also on before XEPPM signs on at 0000, and one or the other remains on 6185 all evening. Brasil may fade out sometime before XEPPM sign-off 1200, but I am not listening then to find out if there is anything else in the way.

XEQM, Mérida, makes its presence known by hetting 6105 at 1430 Nov 2 as Chinese inserted a VOA jingle. That`s Tinang 332 degrees during this hour, and of course despite CNR1 jamming. Now XEQM is abutted on 6110 by CUBA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9600.4

** MOROCCO [and non]. 15341, RTVM keeps to its off-frequency, Arabic music at 1441 Nov 2 causing het with something weaker on 15340, i.e. HCJB Australia which is now on there 1145-1530, 307 degrees from Kununurra in many S Asian languages, some of them quite obscure, but gotta evangelize `em! And capped by English during the final semisesquihour. By 1507 Morocco had switched to 15345 (why not 15346?) with more music but not enough signal to copy HCJB even tho de-hetted.

Why does RTVM do that? It certainly is to no one`s advantage to run one kHz off. Perhaps the transmitter tuning program originally had a typo in it and no one noticed or cared, like happened at REE Cariari, Costa Rica for months and months too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. DRM on 13805-13810-13815, Nov 2 at 1345. These frequencies are scheduled for extensive DRM in B-09, 08-14 the DW/BBC service in English via Sines, and available 16-24 for R. Bulgaria, but not on their current schedule; with Brother Scare analog from Nauen in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15235 in Arabic, Nov 2 at 1508, VG signal kept talking about Romania, so I suspect it is RRI, as who else would be so obsessed with that country? Yes, scheduled 15-16, 247 degrees from Tiganeshti to W Africa. If only RRI would put on some English in our mornings; aimed anywhere we would probably get it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. REE Emisión Sefarad, 15385, Monday Nov 2 at 1440 with ladino song, and more nice music to sign-off announcement at 1453. The YL STILL thinx she is on 15325, just as wrong as during the entire A-09 season, in sked announcement for 1425, also giving 11780 to SAm Tuesdays at 0115, and 9690 to NAm Tuesdays at 0415. Besides getting the frequencies right, she really ought to make clear to her non-DX audience, that by ``Tuesday`` she really means Monday nights in the target areas. Contact sefarad @

Meanwhile, something else is really now on 15325, Nov 2 at 1442, seems S Asian language, but heavy splatter from Martí 15330. Yes, it is YFR in Oriya via Wertachtal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Tuning in 9885 at 1330 Monday Nov 2, heard ``Welcome to the Voice of America in Spanish``, then Buenos Días América, news magazine unlike music fill heard on Sunday; 8:30 am timecheck, and // 13715, 15590. This has moved one UT hour later due to Wáshington going off DST, even tho that is irrelevant in Latin America.

Altho it was pretending to sign on, VOA Spanish on weekdays axually starts on same triad at 1230, including the Andean service. BTW, there have been vague reports that the administration is having VOA beef up its Andean broadcasts to counter hostile left-leaning governments` increasing media control. Will that mean more on SW??

No more VOA on 17585 Greenville/Botswana 14-15 now that B-09 is in effect, but did find weakish VOA English Nov 2 at 1445 on 17650 mentioning stox in Asia, // 17715. These are São Tomé and Botswana respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Fortunately Cuba`s 1500 frequency announcement came a few sex later than WWCR`s switch from DGS to Brother Scare announcement on 13845, so I was able to tell Nov 2 that they were still playing the out of date recording with the wrong times for him, Mon-Sat 7 am-1 pm = 12-18 UT when on CDT, and Sundays 7 am-noon = 12-17 UT, ditto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, no signal from WINB at 1435 Nov 2, tho it was on the air before 1400 with convicted child-sex-molesting evangelist Tony Alámo. On Sunday Nov 1, however, I had noticed WINB was still on 9265 past 1400 and it is now FCC-registered as available until 1500. It depends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC is running new 6110 all day and into the night, replacing 5965. Nov 2 it was still on the air at 2330 and at next check 0005 Nov 3, atop DentroCuban jamming! Which had been occupying 6110 needlessly at 0000-0100 as we have been observing. Now it`s Cuban Commies vs Cuban Commies! Tho the appearance of RHC should encourage the DCJC to finally get off this frequency.

RHC usage of 6110 appears to be in retaliation for our complaints about the jamming, on behalf of R. Tirana, which expected this to be clear in B-09 for their Albanian sesquihour to NAm at 0000. Now R. Tirana is still in the mix, causing a fast SAH with RHC at fadeups. By 0058 I was not hearing any jamming but RHC on top of Tirana.

So RHC is in Spanish on 49m, 6060 strongest, then 6110, then distorted 6120. What about 6140? Carrier there did not come on until 0101, and at next check 0106 was fitfully modulating Spanish, audio fading in, then cutting out and in --- but at 0107 suddenly switched to English feed // 6000, but not much better. So not only after 0500, but after 0100 is RHC terribly indecisive about which language to put on 6140. Still in English at 0250, 0350 and 0452 chex. By 0250, RHC Spanish on 6110 had weakened somewhat and could still hear some bubble jamming. 6120 had a SAH of a few Hz from Iran and some of its modulation under.

At 0515, 6110 had switched to 6150 for RHC in Spanish, avoiding NHK via Canada which has been on 6110 for sesquiyears at 0500-0530. RHC remained // in Spanish on 6120, and possibly 6000, too weak to tell, while English was now on 6060 and 6140, not any more on 6010.

Backing up before 2400 on Nov 2, the DCJC was busy on 5890, jamming nothing at 2320 check, but still jamming after VOA Spanish began at 0000 Nov 3. At the start of the hour, the jamming was on top here, but at 0058 VOA was atop as it ended a USG editorial, 0100 Yankee Doodle sign-off. Meanwhile, nothing audible on the only scheduled //, 9885 --- off the air or simply not propagating from Greenville? No jamming heard there either.

A quick check of 19m, Nov 2 at 2321 confirmed that the RNV relay from Cuba on 15250 was still accompanied by those detestable spurblobs every 51 kHz or so, at least down to 14842 and also upward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. R. Cairo, 6270 at 0101 Nov 3, dead air into news theme, low modulation. Then checked 7580 and found same news theme, but not //. 6270 is in Spanish at this hour, instead of planned 7540, and 7580 in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5910, Nov 3 at 0106 poor signal in Romanian, so what could it be but RRI? Yes, now scheduled from Tiganeshti to ENAm at 01-03, 307 degrees; appropriately right next door to Bulgaria on 5900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. The transmitter operator at Bijeljina failed to follow orders and change from 9675 to 6190 for the N American service at 0100-0200 from the start of B-09, Dragan Lekic found out as he notified management of the discrepancy we have been reporting, which they said would be rectified starting UT Nov 3. And so it was: at 0058 carrier on 6190, and the IRS IS, 0100 opening in Serbian, good signal on 6190, nothing on 9675. English no doubt followed at 0130 (Glenn Hasuer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The timeshifted WORLD OF RADIO airing now at 2300 UT Mondays on WBCQ 7415 has escaped adjacent-channel interference, good and clear Nov 2 at 2320 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. 13640, R. Tirana, English to NAm, Nov 3 at 1532 going from transmission schedule to news, good signal and absolutely no interference on channel or from the sides. CODAR (``ocean wave radar``) swishing pulses did not extend above 13575 at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASCENSION. BBCWS on 17640 now provides quite good reception in NAm, contrary to their best efforts to cut us off from SW. Nov 3 at 1435 during Newshour, it was good enough to audiblize a bit of continuous hum in the background, attributable to the generators? I wonder if the sound will change once windpower is up and running, if not dashed by the financial crisis on the island, and what about the danger to protected birds? Now scheduled 1300-1700, 250 kW at 114 degrees for C&SAf, but excluding South Africa and Magagascar, where I bet this can be heard too anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA [non]. I did not get around to checking ORF`s Canada relay on B-09 schedule until Nov 3, and guess what? It`s gone. Tho planned for 16-17 on 13675, nothing there at 1615 check, nor on possible alternative 13775. I was wanting to confirm whether the token 3-minute local news in English from 0708 UT M-F on 6155 was still being played back in the middle of the German external broadcasts, in this case circa 1613. Maybe it still is, along with French, if the direct transmissions to Americas still exist, 0000-0100 on 7325, 0100-0130 on 9840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 3 at 1341: zero on 8400, poor on 9000, fair on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC check Nov 3 at 0713 finds them still on the air: Spanish on 6150, 6140, 6120, and weak 6000. English on 6060; nothing on 6010. Evidently 6010 after 0500 has been abandoned, good news so the Colombians and Mexicans can get back to fighting over it. Would those awake after 0800 check whether RHC is still on 6150 then, blocking KNLS English?

The RHC 11760 spurblob generator was especially efficient Nov 3 at 1352 when the whine could be detected down to 11140.8. Usually the lowest one I can hear is 11192.4. These calculations based on measuring the closest pair this date at 1350 on 11708.4 and 11811.6, or 51.6 kHz displaced. So 11140.8 is the twelfth one down.

If there were one more it would be on 11089.2, perilously close to the Radio Saint Helena Day frequency 11092.5 coming up the evening of Saturday Nov 14. If the spur displacement were to vary to 51.346 kHz, it would land right on RSH. However, by sheer luck, the 2200-2400 portion of the broadcast should be safe, as during those two hours only, RHC puts the offending transmitter on 11670, then 15250 for Venezuela relays.

I monitored the RHC frequency announcements again Nov 3 at 1401 and 1500, both given by some announcer other than Tony. Once again they had been updated, but not accurately.

At 1401 on 13780 he said: 15120, 15360, 13760(definitely), 13680, 13780, 11760, 11730, 11800, 6110, i.e. to be used during the following hour. Yet 13760 has been replaced by 13770, as reconfirmed at 1359 altho it was weak getting splash from much stronger RHC 13780, Cuban Commies vs Cuban Commies! And also bothered from 13765 by Vatican IS.

At 1500 he said: 13770, 11730, 11780, 11800, 6110. Once again, 11780 is obviously a typo for the real channel, 11690. How long before that gets corrected? Altho 11760 was off at the moment for an antenna change, it and its two dozen spurs came right back on at 1501, despite having been omitted from the announcement! Into program featuring trovas.

Meanwhile, the website schedule still has not been updated to show any such changes as of Nov 3 at 1700, even tho current date autodisplays:

Furthermore, both 11760 and new 11730 have co-channel interference. At 1350 I was hearing something under 11760 in English: it`s CRI via Kunming at 135 degrees, 1200-1400 to Australia, ChiComs vs CubComs!

And at 1459, 11730 had something under with a timesignal at 1500, and worse mixing at 1530, in Arabic. That`s RRI to the Mideast, 140 degrees from Galbeni at 15-16 daily; but the timesignal may have come from BBC Russian via Rampisham, also at 15-16 M-F on 11730: those two must make quite a collision in Europe/ME, quite aside from having Habana in addition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 10940-10965, OTH radar, Nov 3 at 1348, presumed from here, bothering some kind of ute carrier around 10945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. AIR Aligarh blob shifted upwards from position the previous two days: Nov 3 at 1343 centred approximately 9497, covering 9490-9505, so RA clear on 9475, but something getting creamed on 9500: scheduled as CVC via Tashkent at 11-14 in, heh heh, Hindi! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI missing for the third day in a row from 9525v/9526v, no trace even of a carrier at 1344 Nov 3, so we lack our weekly Tuesday Banjarmasin fix on the Exotic Indonesia excursion. Not that we could make out what they are saying if it were on the air. Again, no sign of it on 11785v either. We are beginning to get worried. Is VOI being heard at any other times, anywhere else, around 9525, 11785 or 15150? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. Qur`an with long, pregnant pauses, in // on 13790 and 13800, Nov 3 at 1357, both fair but somewhat stronger on the former. IRIB Arabic service from two different sites, both scheduled at 0530-1430: 13790, 178 degrees from Kamalabad; and 13800, 289 degrees from Zahedan. A bit more frequency diversity would be prudent. Despite the diversity in azimuths, both are for same targets from Libya to Turkey to Iraq to Oman to Yemen and everywhere in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [non]. Galei Zahal has been missing lately from 15786v: Nov 3 at 1406 nothing there aside 15790, BBC Arabic via Cyprus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. Quickly scanning 60m, the only readable signal below 5 MHz was on 4900, Nov 3 at 1336, just in time to hear a few Korean numbers by no-nonsense YL until 1337*, (faux?) spy transmission as previously caught on several higher channels such as 6730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. In contrast to the more traditional Qur`aning on 13790/13800 [see IRAN], different rendition on 15110, Nov 3 at 1403, voice almost sounds like a female, but maybe just a boy, as surely Kuwait is not that liberal; then 1404 into equally reverent but non-musical talk in Arabic. Kabd transmitter site, 500 kW at 100 degrees to S Asia, poor-fair signal here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. DRM noise on 9865-9870-9875 at 0709 Nov 3; must be RNZI on new schedule, ex-11675. Yes, accompanied by loud and clear analog RNZI on 9765, and I prefer to listen to the latter.

At 1332, 6170 is the only frequency for RNZI, but on Nov 3 it has heavy co-channel QRM in Chinese from VOR even tho that is allegedly aimed due west from Khabarovsk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Double dose of convicted child-marrying/sex-molesting evangelist Tony Alamo, courtesy WINB, Nov 3: his mind-numbing ramblings were ongoing around 1342 when I tuned across 9265; and again 1615 on 13570 as I was looking for Austria via Canada on 22m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. In bandscan of 16m, unlike some days inbooming before 1430, no trace of KVOH on 17775, Nov 3 at 1535. Is their transmission irregular, or are we totally at the mercy of HF sporadic-E `short-skip` enhancement in order to hear KVOH at all, from less than 2 Megameters away? Lots of signals on 16m at the time, but all from points eastward. This was well after sunrise on Rancho Simi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9555 with WYFR Spanish Nov 3 until sign-off at 1345*, uncovering VOA Korean, but not soon enough. These two US stations are colliding on 9555 from 1200 when VOA starts Korean via Saipan, and 1300 via Tinang, Philippines. WYFR is registered until 1400 but TG for small favors, like so many of its transmissions ends a quarter-hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana 2100-2130 English check Nov 3: at 2111 very poor signal on 9895, just noise on 7520. Propagation conditions had degraded. At 2346, during Tirana`s one-hour break before resuming in Albanian on 7425, I found that frequency bearing something in Chinese, and furthermore jamming noise underneath, the latter probably spurious from the barrage against Martí on 7405, as there were similar sounds on otherwise open 7385, 20 kHz on the opposite side.

Chinese is now scheduled as CRI via Kunming, 500 kW at 177 degrees, but CRI is also scheduled during the following hour on 7425, 00-01 in English via Kashgar, East Turkistan, 100 kW at 174 degrees, and that explains the weak co-channel or SAH that has been heard when R. Tirana to NAm is quite weak after 0000. One needs to hear it on 7425 since:

The other RT frequency, 6110 from 0000, it is still occupied by RHC but the two could be heard mixing at 0052 Nov 4, plus DentroCuban bubble jamming underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 11865, some nice oud music on VG signal, Nov 3 at 2039. This frequency-hour now occupied by RCI Arabic service, 73 degrees from Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. I monitored RHC periodically the afternoon and evening of Nov 3 to determine what they are really doing since Nov 2, whether there are any further new surprise frequencies, etc. Chex were made for a few minutes within almost every semihour period between 2016 Nov 3 and 0140 UT Nov 4 ---

RHC Spanish was audible:

13790 at 2107, 2134, 2202, 2234

13770 at 2016, 2037 with CCI, SAH; 2107, 2134, 2202, 2234

11800 at 2016, 2037, 2107, 2134, 2202, 2234, 2307, 2342

11770 at 2107, 2134, 2202, 2234, 2307; OFF at 2342

11760 at 2016; at 2036 was on but two dozen spurs missing temporarily; 2107 plus spurs back, 2134

11730 at 2037, 2107, 2134, 2202, 2234, 2307; OFF at 2342

11690 not heard at 2016; it probably went off at 1900 or 2000; back on at 2307, 2342

By 0052, 11, 13 MHz and higher bands are dead, so can`t be sure if some of those frequencies are still running

9600 at 0052

6140 at 0140, undermodulated. Night before it was in English

6120 at 0052, 0140

6110 at 2016, 2047, 2107, 2134, 2202, 2234, 2307, 2342; 0052 mixed with Tirana and Cuban bubble jamming, 0140

6060 at 0052, 0140

RHC Mesa Redonda, separate programming:

9640 and 6000 at 2342, not on during previous semihour. Probably started at 2330 and explains 11730 and 11770 going off by then

RHC Portuguese:

11770 at 2016

13770 at 2307, 2342

RHC Arabic:

11770 at 2036

RHC English

Not found on any frequency between 2030 and 2130; no 17660 audible

13790 at 2307, 2342 with DXers Unlimited

RHC in ???

17705 at 2205, weak carrier, either open or undermodulated

5965 no longer heard at any time, but still may have missed some language transmissions previously scheduled

Venezuela relays:

17705, trace of something at 2018, maybe this; 2042 Chávez audible not // RHC

15250, at 2307, plus spurs 15198, 15302, etc.; 2342 all weakening

13680, missing 24 hours earlier, on at 2307 with better mod and no spurs unlike // 15250; 2342

11670, at 2203 plus spurs 11618 etc.; 2234 plus spurs 11722 etc.

Summarizing, with presumed approximate on/off times:

17705, 20-21 RNV, 22-? Algo

15250+spurs, 23-24 RNV

13790, 21-23 Spanish, 23-24 English

13770, +20-23 Spanish, 23-24 Portuguese

13680, 23-24 RNV // 15250

11800, +20-24 Spanish

11770, 20-2030 Portuguese, 2030-21 Arabic, 21-2330 Spanish

11760+spurs, -22 Spanish

11730, +2030-2330 Spanish

11690, 23- Spanish

11670+spurs, 22-23 RNV

9640, 2330- Spanish/MR

9600, 00- Spanish

6140, 01- Spanish

6120, 00- Spanish

6110, +20-02+ Spanish

6060, 00- Spanish

6000, 2330- Spanish/MR

Also, the jamming against non-existent VOA Spanish on 5890, Nov 3 at 2342 was only lite, so some of the DentroCuban jammer sites may be getting word that they don`t `need` to go full-bore until 0000


** ECUADOR [non]. 12025, Nov 3 at 2109 with VTC fill music loop. They still haven`t figured out how to get HCJB`s Arabic service into the modulator of this Sackville transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. Jari Savolainen in Finland heard ORTM reactivated on 4845, Nov 3 at 1735, and Harold Frodge, MI, was also getting something in Arabic there at 2233-2324+ with ute QRM. So was I at 0143 Nov 4, but should be better around sunrise; WRTH 2009 said nominal span on 4845 was 1700-0800, then 7245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. RN`s English hour 20-21 UT well audible via Bonaire 21525 and South Africa 11655, Nov 3 at 2017 discussing health care (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL [and non]. Some fantastically exciting sporting event must have been going on, as RDPI was frantically yelling about it on 12040, Nov 3 at 2110. This is one of those frequencies that is fired up at this time on weekdays, only if there is some special event, 300 kW and 300 degrees.

Daily program schedule, which lagged more than a week behind in realigning Lisboa time with UT, shows: ``19:30 19:30 FUTEBOL - LIGA DOS CAMPEÕES - Fase de Grupos APOEL NICOSIA / FC PORTO [até] 22:00 22:00``. Similar coverage in Spanish from REE on 9640 at same time must have been some other game. Then at 0136 Nov 4, Brazilian music on 9455, same Lisboa parameters, scheduled weekdays only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. VOA in Kriyol to Haïti has been shifted one UT hour later, even tho it is Washington, not Port-au-Prince which just changed local clock time: now heard with VG signals from Greenville at 2204 Nov 3 on 13725, 15390 and 11905 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Tho inaudible in the morning, KVOH 17775 with fair signal at 2017 check Nov 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WRMI, 9955 during scheduled R. Prague relay in English, Nov 3 at 1520 and for the next few minutes I monitored, just open carrier, modulation missing. This did allow us to detect that DentroCuban jamming *was still running* underneath; but when WRMI is modulating in the mornings on their NW antenna, can suppress it.

Happy Station heard at one of its new bonus repeat times, UT Wed Nov 4 at 0134 on 9955, sounded like familiar Strelnikov interview from last week. Poor signal now but no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, WWRB playing Dave`s favorite fill music, big band, with ``Chattanooga Choo-Choo``, UT Wed Nov 4 at 0144, while the next transmitter was occupied with Brother Scare on 3215. With such a choice, how could one possibly pick one over the other to listen to? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana check Nov 4 at 1555 on 13640: Good S9+18 signal and good modulation in song a few minutes before closing. Catch this 1530 Mon-Sat broadcast if you can for best propagation and lack of interference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775 missing Nov 5 at 1438 and later after 1500, when University Network is also missing from WWCR 13845, leaving PMS voiceless on SW. If she really cared about being heard 24/7, she would have kept the Cahuita, Costa Rica facility operational for additional redundancy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA [and non]. Another check for R. Austria International`s scheduled relay via Canada on 13675: Nov 4 at 1559* ending CRI relay, and nothing further. Still need to confirm whether Austria`s direct transmissions to the Americas still exist, 00-01 on 7325, 01-0130 on 9840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BURKINA FASO. Not only Mauritania, but Ouagadougou 5030 was also reactivated Nov 3, says Jari Savolainen, Finland, heard at 1745. This one is not so easy with powerful Rebelde next door. Nov 4 at 0628 there was certainly a carrier on 5030.0 and lo modulation amid Cuban splash. WRTH 2009 shows sked as 0530-0800 and 1700-2400, with daytime frequency 7230 0800-1700; is that reactivated too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 4 at 1429: nothing on 8400, 9000; JBA on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Missing the last few nights, 6010 with RHC in English was back Nov 4 --- tough luck, Conciencia and Mil, presumably from 0500, found at 0629 in English, Ann(e) Sullivan with news on the half-hour // 6060 and this time 6140 is in English too. She has a peculiar accent I am trying to place. Is she new with RHC? 0636 over to Ed Newman with weekly Focus on Africa, about African influence in Cuban music.

RHC Spanish at 0635 on 6150, 6120; and just barely audible // 11760 at 0642.

DentroCuban Jamming Command pulsing on 9955, Nov 4 at 0640 underneath VG signal from WRMI with Wire Light infomercial. Since it`s UT Wednesday, WRMI is on their NW antenna at this time.

Nov 4 at 1439 started checking for spurs from 11760, but there aren`t any! Yet 11760 is on; seems they have either fixed them, or more likely swapped transmitters, as this one has no underlying whine either, and 15120 is missing at 1445 check, while 15360 is still running. Also on // 11730, distorted 11800. In case the bad unit has been put somewhere else, checked 13 and 15 MHz bands but no RHC spurs there either. I am not foolish enough to imagine this problem be gone for good.

New 11730 being run long hours is not exactly clear for RHC. At 1459 heard RRI IS mixing and opening in Arabic; then Russian too, with RHC the #3 signal beneath these. During this one hour only, RRI via Galbeni at 140 degrees and BBC via Rampisham at 62 degrees are already colliding. Welcome aboard, RHC! At 1559, RHC again with 11730 to itself.

At 1500, non-Tony RHC announcer on 11760 listed these frequencies: 13770 (correct!), 11730, 11760, 11800, 6110. But he did not say ``11780`` this time even tho the real frequency that represented, 11690, was up and running by 1507 with usual RTTY QRM.

At 1501 we find RHC 11800 even more distorted than usual, and audio breaking up. 11760 carrier is cutting off and on, and modulation cutting off and on during the periods carrier is on; breakups not synchronized with 11800. At 1507, 11760 is mostly off, 1510 back with open carrier; 1523 staying on with modulation.

The poor Venezuelans also get messed up by the incompetent Cubans, but hey, they`re co-religionists, so give them a pass, and keep shipping the oil. RNV relay supposed to be on 11680 at 15-16, but nothing there at 1504, except something else weak in Arabic, i.e. BBC via Rampisham. Finally at *1505:30 on comes the Cuban transmitter joining program in progress, but modulation cutting off and on --- oops, it`s RHC // 11730 and 11800. Finally at 1507 cut over to RNV programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. Strong OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 4 at 1443 covering 14900-14930. Also at 1525, 11432-11460 approximately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 6250, RNGE had been missing for several weeks, but Nov 4 at 0631 there is something in Spanish on 6250.0, ute QRM. Checked RHC on 49m to be sure not a // mixing product. 0632 seems into music, but fading and soon gone or off. Used to cut on irregularly sometime between 0530 and 0600. Polisario in as usual on 6297, and it holds up later being far to the NW of Malabo. A banner day for African reactivations, along with Burkina Faso and Mauritania, qq.vv. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. VOG, 15650, clashing with Miraya FM, Sudan via Slovakia, early in the 1500 UT hour Nov 4, so when will Athens get off the frequency? At 1553 still mixing with music, but off at 1554*, and a minute later *1555 comes up in mid-song on 15630, clearing 15650 for IRRS. Now why couldn`t they do this 55 minutes earlier, to everyone`s benefit? Besides, ERT has registered Avlis on 15630 for 23 hours a day anyway, much of which is wooden. IRRS will not protest to ERA about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR National Channel, 9425 with news in English at 1431 Nov 4; so where is the Aligarh blob today? Weak signals, but seems mushy centered around 9460 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI still missing from 9525v/9526v for the fourth day, Nov 4 at 1432 check. 11785? See SAUDI ARABIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [and non]. 11595, OM public-speaking emphatically in Persian, Nov 4 at 1526, interspersed with calm comments by studio YL. If it`s in Persian, can`t be Iran, since they modestly refuse to broadcast their own language on SW, except I suppose for clips quickly translated. Instead this is the only remaining external service from Kol Israel, 1500-1630, 250 kW, 27 degrees. Modulation is a bit rough, and bothered by Praga from 11600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. ORTM, reactivated on 4845 after several weeks` silence, Nov 4 at 0625 with usual undermodulated low-key chanting, which seems designed to put listeners to sleep rather than awaken them; ute QRM on hi side evitable by tuning to lo side. At the very western tip of Africa, 4845 can hold up amazingly long in Nov-Jan with latest sunrises, all the way to 0800 or whenever they switch to daytime frequency 7245; has that been reactivated too? Revival of 4845 all-night will again facilitate MW DXers` identifying MW // 783.

Tnx to Jari Savolainen who first reported 4845 resumed at 1740 Nov 3. Ron Howard says 4845 was off by 0111 Nov 4, so apparently not really all-night, and what I heard at 0143 may have been Brasil instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. Never mind my previous comment that XEPPM 6185 had only a half-hour in the clear around 0620-0650. Nov 4 at 0635, Brasília is already on and way on top, but always with rumbling lo het since Mexico is off-frequency. RNA sign-on // 11780 apparently varies, so one really needs to sit on 6185 in the 06-07 period and see what happen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 11785 with weak Saudi-style buzz, Nov 4 at 1440 as I was searching for missing Indonesia. Current schedules do not show BSKSA there, but the B-08 in WRTH 2009 does! 250 kW Riyadh at 10-17. So it seems this has been resumed in B-09. 13m was not open so could not hear if it was still buzzy on 21505 too.

The huge buzz on 15435, bothering BBC as far away as 15420, was there after 1500, but no sign of it at 1552. The abuzzy // 15225, was OK with Qur`an earlier but it too missing at 1552; both scheduled until 1800 with first program, so power failure, schedule change, or big propagational dropout? Farda was still in well on 15410 from Skelton.

With Cuba missing from 15120, Nov 4 at 1445 could hear weak Qur`an, then talk in presumed Bengali as BSKSA scheduled here at 12-16, 500 kW, 70 degrees from Riyadh. As best as I could tell, it was on 15120.0, which would not account for the audible het previously heard vs Habana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. The muffled CRI English relay signal via CUBA on 13740 at 14-16 is normally big enough to blot out anything else, but Nov 4 just before it closes at 1556 with vamp music, I notice it mixing with something Arabish. Bears more attention another day, as uplooked later, this has to be: R. Dabanga via Wertachtal 500 kW, 150 degrees for Sudan at 1530-1627 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17610, AWR Afar service via Austria, Nov 4 at 1448 with up-and-down, up-and-down music of only a few notes over and over, which could have been a loop, somehow going to convert the Djiboutians to Adventism? Perhaps by hypnosis. 1458 cut to more melodic music by combo until 1459* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. Checking R. Tirana, Albanian to NAm, Nov 5 at 0015: 7425 very weak and seems two signals, the other being China; 6110 heavy mix of RT and RHC in Spanish which has usurped this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. Since R. Austria International has vanished from the Canadian relay, despite being in the B-09 schedules on 13675 at 16-17 UT, I had to confirm whether this station teetering on the brink of extinxion was still broadcasting direct to the Americas.

Yes, on 7325, good signal at 0034 Nov 5 in Austrian, 0039 switch to English, the 3-minute token newscast repeated from the domestic service at 0708 UT on 6155, concluding with the local weather forecast which is no longer a predixion, 0042 into more of the same in French, from 0712 UT originally.

Instead of returning to Austrian at 0045, played 5 minutes of Blue Danube IS and quadrilingual IDs, including Spanish which has been banned from any other usage on ORF SW! Love that music, but enough is enough, and what a waste of valuable airtime. 0050 resuming programming in German to 0059* when changes to 9840 to SAm for repeat to 0130, but unchecked. The 7325 starts at 0000, and I think all three semihours are identical, so the English should also be at 0009 and 0109, UT Tue-Sat only, except when there is a weekday holiday in Austria and no news can possibly happen anywhere in the world, nor local weather (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1485, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 5 at 1353: 8400 good with flutter, 9000 fair with flutter, 10210 very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC chex during the afternoon and evening of Nov 4-5: none; too busy doing WORLD OF RADIO 1485. Finally at 0642 I find: 6140 is in English tonite // 6060 and 6010; Spanish on 6150 // 6120. I don`t think 6000 is on, tho sometimes too weak to tell vs WYFR which is Camping out on that frequency overnight, and beside, Mali 5995 was stronger. After 0700, 6010 was off, clearing channel for XEOI [see MEXICO], but 6060 still running RHC in English at 0717, for how much longer?

Since I had not yet checked RHC`s axual frequency usage before 1300 UT since the Nov 2 schedule shakeup, I finally managed to do so Nov 5:

At 1235 a suspicious open carrier on 6110, must be RHC, but no modulation and still just OC well past 1300. Next check at 1348 now Spanish // 15120 et al., tho missing from frequency announcement.

Others running RHC Spanish at 1235: 6180, 9600, 11760, 11800, 13770 ex-13760, JBA on 15120, 15360. At 1249 I noticed 6150 too, maybe missed it a few minutes earlier? This is bad news for KNLS Alaska, with English at 12-13 on 6150, which we did manage to hear in the first week of B-09 before RHC usurped that frequency. 6150 starts at 0500, so are they running it all night?

RNV relay also as usual on 11705 at first check 1235.

At 1259, the RHC QSY announcement as monitored on 11760: said 9600 and 6180 were about to close, and would be on the following thenceforward, in the usual disorder, Soviet-style: 15120, 15360, 13770, 13680, 13780, 11760, 11730, 11800.

Meanwhile as this was going on, 11760 was hit by timesignal and CCI from something in English, I think. Trying to ID this later we find BBCWS in English listed via Oman, but that`s already running from 0700, to 1400. CRI English via Kunming also at 1200-1357 on 11760. AND R. Australia via Taiwan starts 11760 at 1300, but in Chinese. What a logjam!

At 1301, 9600 and 6180 were indeed off and replaced by 13680 and 11730. 13780 was also running; both it and 13680 are big signals here spawning the leapfrogs on 13880, 13580. Weak 13770 still on too, plus distorted 11800, and 11760 --- AND THE TWO DOZEN SPURS FROM 11760 ARE STILL GONE! We are beginning to be hopeful about that. No note from Arnie has been received, thanking us for drawing the spur problem to their attention.

The unannounced 6150 also went off around 1300, and the open carrier on 6110 continued; see above (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 15080, poor signal Nov 5 at 1350, but enough to tell that the music being broadcast is distorted. Must be Cairo! Yes, scheduled Arabic at 1300-1600, 250 kW, 241 degrees from Abis. How do these broadcasters get away with operating inside the exclusive(?) off-route aeronautical band? Except for spurs, they do manage to keep out of 10010+ and 17900+, other such bands. See also INDIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15050, poor with flutter, some kind of music, Nov 5 at 1350. It`s AIR Sinhala service at 1245-1500, 250 kW, 174 degrees from a Delhi site. How do these broadcasters get away with operating inside the exclusive(?) off-route aeronautical band? AIR has several more transmissions on 15040, 15075. See also EGYPT.

AIR Aligarh blob, extremely distorted mush extending 9455-9475, bothering RA on 9475, and centred approx. 9465, Nov 5 at 1355. I am beginning to suspect that my almost-daily monitoring reports of this plastered ``all over the Internet`` are not enough to embarrass them into fixing it. How about some others joining in? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI missing for the fifth day in a row from 9524.9 and 9525.9 – nothing on either at 1306 Nov 5. The RRI domestic relay on 9680 may also be missing altho I have not been looking for it every day, but Nov 5 at 1356 only a trace of some carrier there, while it used to put in a good signal, and well-modulated unlike VOI. What`s going on at Cimanggis? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15545, YL in Arabic, Nov 5 at 1347, good signal giving websites ending in .ir, pronounced in English (but how much longer will that last?), e-mail address, mixing with nice string music (mugam?). Is VIRI`s expansive Arabic service, 0530-1630, 500 kW, 295 degrees from Sirjan site. Went on to talk about Islamic stuff, an obsession of theirs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. After a few days` absence, not unusual, Galei Tsahal is heard again, now varied down to 15783.5, Nov 5 at 1345 with discussion in Hebrew, one side of which was via telephone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9880, Nov 5 at 1452, strong signal but heavy flutter playing ``Sukiyaki``, so must be Japanese-related? Tho widely recognized abroad, apparently not considered so stereotypically Japanese that it should be avoided. Provoked harmonica accompaniment in this household. But faded it down before finished for announcement by YL in Japanese, shortly mentioning kHz.

This is Furusato no Kaze, one of the abduxion-obsessed services, listed as via Darwin, 250 kW at 3 degrees. Flutter is not something we normally get from trans-equatorial Australia. Went off a few sex before 1500, tho a second semihour with same parameters is registered until 1530, on stand-by for the sibling service in Korean? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. RHC is back on 6010, but apparently only 05-07 UT, so Nov 5 at 0717, Radio Mil was in the clear with ID, ``Vive México`` slogan, timecheck, temperature, ads, back to next music which was doo-wop in Spanish, quite a treat. No co-channel QRM audible from Colombia if it was on; 5910 was not when checked a bit earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Not hearing any BSKSA buzz today on 11785, so is it audible on 13m? Barely, on 21505, Nov 5 at 1455, with slightly better signals on 21460 and 21640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. AWR Wavescan is now scheduled just before Happy Station on WRMI 9955, Thursdays at 1530, so listened Nov 5 – this week`s feature is about the history of and radio from St. Helena, with more to come next week, for obvious reasons. Break at 1538 for Indianapolis address voiced by Allen Graham, tho not IDed as such, using the pronouns ``us`` and ``our`` as if he were part of the AWR organization instead of HCJB? But DX Partyline continues separately, evidently worthy of salvation by HCJB Global. I suppose he was roped into recording the announcement for vocal variety, something unknown on WORLD OF RADIO.

Then a musical break in the form of the R. Portugal IS, chimes, ID in French and anthem, from Ian McFarland`s idents collexion, off-air recording complete with adjacent-channel QRM. Should have been pointed out that this is nostalgic history too, as they banned French from SW long ago, in fact nothing but Portuguese is permitted, and I don`t think RDPI airs Lisbon`s version of Big Ben any more either; this was followed by seven bongs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A late change I was not aware of in time to mention the previous week, nor in the WORLD OF RADIO schedule expected to appear in the November NASWA Journal out shortly: The Friday 2130 UT airing this standard-time season is on 7465 instead of 15825, so coverage of North America and beyond should be much better without skipovers or MUF-dropping fadeouts. But will 7465 make it as well to Nigeria? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. VOA Spanish service, now retimed to 00-01 UT, Nov 5 at 0015 audible on 9885 unlike previous nights when no signal. No jamming audible, but // 5890 still had DentroCuban jamming. There used to be a third frequency for this, 5940, but now just two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BELGIUM. RTBF has not quit SW yet: Nov 5 at 2217 heard some French on 9970, mentioning Belgique, then jazz, but hard to copy with splash from WWCR 9980. Wavre is the only transmitter in the world scheduled on 9970, at 0400-2315, 100 kW, 167 degrees across Eurafrica. Are they still running a separate DRM schedule, the wave of the future? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD [and non]. 6165, checking Nov 5 at 2228 to see how R. Tirana is doing, intended for Europe at 2130-2300. It may have been underneath, but the dominant 6165 signal was not // RT Albanian talk on 7435, as 6165 was musical, and 2229 into announcement I finally decided was in French but with an extremely heavy accent; closing ID included ``Ici poste national de l`ONRT``, anthem and off at 2231:30* and even then there was little of Tirana to be heard.

I was not expecting ONRT as an ID for this station usually referred to as RNT = Radiodiffusion Nationale Tchadienne, but uplooked later, ONRT fits perfectly to the WRTH heading: Office National de Radio et Télévision du Tchad. Does this mean that both poste and office are masculine?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Fluttery intruder in Chinese, 7105, Nov 5 at 2202, a late-afternoon time when we do get lower-frequency Asian signals. Must be CNR1 jammer, and per Aoki we may blame this on Falung Gong clandestine Sound of Hope, which per Aoki is on 7105 only at 22-23 for the early birds on the Mainland, 100 kW, 325 degrees via Tanshui, Taiwan site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC check Nov 5 at 2146, found nothing but Spanish in // except some were an echo apart, and I did not try to sort out this time: 11730, 11760, 11770, 11800, 13770, 13790.

Nothing on 15 MHz, but 17705 was S9+12 with open carrier only, same at rechex 2200, 2214, 2226. However at 2231, RHC theme had started, then into French (not Creole), with `news` about the `putsch` (is that a French word?) in Honduras.

17705 originally alternated Portuguese, Guarani and finally Quechua, 2200-2430 but the latter two have not been confirmed in a long time, and even Portuguese is replaced by French; personnel problems at RHC? Or did the studio forget to feed whatever program audio to the transmitter at 2200? Did not check it after 2300 tho should have if propagation was holding up this time.

With 11760 off after 2200, RNV relay on 11670 at 2203 and no spurs for a change either!

I did find yet another new frequency for RHC Spanish, 9660, at 2218 // 13790, 11730, 6110, etc. Not sure of its span, but by 0010 Nov 6 it was off and usual 9600 was on. Could have been a transmitter frequency typo? But nothing already scheduled on 9660 to or from the W Hemisphere between 1300 and 0230. And 9600 normally opens at 2300.

Jamming report: see USA: VOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non]. 12025, still nothing but VTC fill-music loop, Nov 5 from before 2130 to 2144. Period is 63 or 64 seconds; why couldn`t they make it exactly 60? Hard to tell exactly when it starts as the music fades up rather than downbeat. It`s soft enough to serve as lullaby during my nap. 2144 switch to RCI IS and ID until 2145* during the half-sesquihour that the HCJB Arabic service is supposed to air. Third time in a week I have noticed this, probably occurring every day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. Something strange on 7450, Nov 5 at 2157: two stations at once with SAH of 260/minute (just over 4 Hz apart); also mixed in to this was a tone (or a het?). One was surely Greece, and the other one just about as strong, but hard to sort out the mess or be certain of the language when there was talk. Still the same at 2226 and past 2230 when I quit monitoring this.

Looked up later, I see nothing but Greece scheduled anywhere on 7450 during these hours except CNR Lhasa, Tibet, and the other station was really far too strong for that.

Then I heard from John Babbis, perpetual VOG monitor in Maryland, that he was still hearing weak Greek on 7450 at 0025 UT Nov 6. ``Did the engineer forget to switch Avlis 1 to 12105 at 2250? Nothing on 7475 and 9420 here.``

So my theory now is that Avlis was running both the Makedonias station ERT3 (scheduled until 2250, right John?) on 7450, and ERA5 Voice of Greece also on 7450 by mistake. If so, not good for the adjacent transmitters.

And then John replies: Glenn: ``I noticed interference on 7450 which I assumed was from 7445 at 2100 UT Thursday November 5. I just tuned in Voice of Greece AVLIS 1 at 0136 UT Friday. 7450 is coming in at Sinpo 45354. Nothing on 7475, 9420, and 12105. Now, I am positive that 7450 is on by mistake on AVLIS 1 instead of on 12105`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Altho Aligarh 9470 was a mushy mess earlier UT Nov 5, at 2214 check it was normally narrow and clearly modulated, weaker than // 9425 Bengaluru. Thus we know AIR *can* transmit on this frequency correctly, so why don`t they do so all the time?? Maybe swapping between different transmitters without the resolve to dump the offender once and for all, if they cannot repair it. 9470 still OK in Hindi at 2238 recheck, and still // stronger 9425.

AIR GOS in between on 9445 with much better S9+20 signal than the National Channel flankers, tho fluttery still, at 2215 Nov 5 ending commentary on Japan/US security alliance, ID, into Listeners` Choice playing a song whose title and artist I could not possibly understand even tho the broadcast is in English. Know your audience! Also found // on very much weaker 9950 in AM, not DRM as previously scheduled. Have AIR ended their DRM experiment? Not likely as they supposedly have a long-term commitment to build it up.

Comparing the parameters on these three frequencies:

9425 is 500 kW,  18 degrees from Bengaluru, NNEward across India

9445 is 500 kW, 325 degrees from Bengaluru toward Europe and close to NAm direxion too, 2045-2230; also at 1730-1945 at 300 degrees

9470 is 250 kW, 188 degrees from Aligarh southward across India. It could be, tho not necessarily long path when we hear this one in our morning or evening

9950 is 100 kW, 312 degrees from Delhi NWward toward Europe, at least when scheduled in DRM at 1730-2230, and supposed to resume in AM at 2245 from Aligarh, 250 kW at 65 degrees to China and Japan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Extremely distorted noise spurs covering roughly 9395-9405 and 9340-9350, Nov 5 at 2239, which altho not precisely matched strongly imply that the S9+20 signal from WTJC amid them on 9370 was the source, as previously traced several times when the modulation peaks could be matched, and nothing else now in the area to suspect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. VOA Spanish reception varies greatly from night to night on the only two frequencies left at 0000-0100, 5890 and 9885. Nov 6 around 0010, 9885 bore DentroCuban jamming only, while 5890 had a mix of VOA Spanish and heavy jamming. On other occasions, 9885 has been absent or free of jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. Ho, hum, no hum, since DGS/PMS missing again from 6090, Nov 6 at 0640 check; 11775 on at next check 1330. See also CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 6 at 1341: fair on 8400, poor on 9000, very poor on 10210. See also unID [non] 6074 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC 49m check at 0640 Nov 6: English on 6140, 6060 and 6010; Spanish on 6150, 6120. However, 6060 was really splattering, bothering CFRX 6070 which it usually does not; and due to overload? even could be heard on 6090, vacated for the moment by Anguilla, q.v.

Nov 6 at 1330: still lacking two dozen spurs from 11760; 6110 still on at 1353 check. At 1407 was hearing the opening march from Voces de la Revolución on 13710, then Fidel speech from long ago mentioning that he was being heard on CMQ, atop something weaker and only AIR GOS from Bengaluru is listed. 13710 is ex-13720, the leapfrog of new 13770 ex-13760 over CRI relay 13740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. Strong OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, Nov 6 at 1409 covering 15762-15788 or so, obliterating IDF station on 15783.1, but not the BBC Arabic service from Cyprus on 15790. These neighbors must be doing a bit of coördination, tho non-selective receivers in the Mideast might still have trouble separating them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 15285, Gospel for Asia, 250 kW due east from Wertachtal, Nov 6 at 1413 giving address in Hyderabad (which one? No country mentioned), mixing in some numbers in English, in unID S Asian language, a bit of music, and 1415 switching to another language, putting a good signal into OK where I can confidently say they have 1 listener, but he is immune to evangelism, plus disunderstands either language.

Fortunately we have all the details in the Aoki list: the language change at 1415 on Fridays is: Gondi to Kukna. For future reference, the others:

Sunday,    Kupiya to Banjara

Monday,    Soura to Kui

Tuesday,   Soura to Kui

Wednesday, Bondo to Gamit

Thursday,  Bhili to Gamit

Saturday,  Yerukala to Banjara

I wonder if these are grouped together as related and somewhat intercomprehensible, or totally not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh blobcheck Nov 6 at 1332: today it`s varied down to 9415-9425 and a really strong, distorted mess, QRMing the // frequency via Bengaluru, 9425! Now will they finally notice and fix it? Of course not! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 4750, hoping for Bangladesh, but usual dominator RRI Makassar with M&W Indo talk, laughing, Nov 6 at 1346, the only significant extracontinental signal on 60m besides China 5030.

Fifth day in a row with VOI missing from 9525/9526v, Nov 6 at 1347.

However, RRI domestic relay on 9680 from same Cimanggis site was on at 1353, YL & OM conversation in Indonesian vs DRM noise. That would be VOR Moscow on early, scheduled 1400-1800 on 9670-9675-9680, one hour each in Russian, English, German, French to Europe, 35 kW, 260 degrees from Taldom site, per DRMDX schedule, altho HFCC thinks it`s 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. Galei Tsahal varied to 15783.1, Nov 6 at 1409; unfortunately, it`s buried right smack dab in the middle of strong OTH radar pulses, presumably from nearby Cyprus [q.v.], covering roughly 15762-15788. All I could do was measure the carrier frequency. Recheck at 1452, GZ clear of that QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. Nov 6 I was lucky enough to tune in XEPPM on 6185 when it was QRM-free, at 0636, operatic aria. So I stayed with it to find out exactly when Rádio Nacional da Amazônia, Brasília, would cut on the 6185 air: two minutes later at *0638 and modulating by 0640 with PSA, ID, usual rumbling het with the off-frequency Mexican, a nasty mixture; RNA // 11780 clear also on by now.

In the past, RNA has shifted to 6180, altho for some other excuse than being coöperative and compassionate with México. They could do so again, but are probably not motivated since their 250 kW surely prevents any significant QRM from XEPPM in the Amazon, unlike here. And 6180 would clash at various times with Cuba altho otherwise it seems to be in use only to and from the Eastern Hemisphere.

The real solution would be for XEPPM or RNA to move to a completely different frequency, at least during the night hours when Radio Educación funxions, currently 0000-1200 UT, but knowing how unlikely that would be, I am not going to waste any time looking for one that would work. Instead I will rail periodically against this injustice to the superb Mexican noncommercial, cultural outlet and its would-be listeners at home and abroad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I keep looking for third harmonics from US MW stations on 60 meters, but no luck since my 4740 Spanish WTTN Wisconsin and 4800 unID English/Texan? catches; however, Nov 6 at 1345, the fifth harmonic of my local KGWA 960 is audible on 4800 where I had not heard it before, interfering with CODAR, the unmistakable intonations of morning newsman J. Curtis Huckleberry (pseudonym?) who gets all his news, word for word, from the Enid News & Eagle, never heard credited. If they failed to go to press for any reason, he would be U.S.C. Sometimes, when everything clix, including physical transport of the tape, a video of his morning newscast plays back at local noon on local cable access Pegasys channel 12. The studiocam is permanently aimed such that we can never see him axually holding the newspaper, nor ever any of his in-studio guests; interrupted by Fox `news` from the network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN [and non]. R. Oman doing about as well as it ever does on 15140, i.e. a weak and somewhat readable signal, instead of inaudible, Nov 6 at 1416 with western pop music, no comparison to the much stronger Russian sidebars, 15150 BBC via Rampisham, and 15130 R. Liberty via Lampertheim, the latter mixing with WYFR Spanish about 3 Hz away.

1430 Oman YL starts news in English, but hard to copy; eventually somethings about Pakistan, Blair. By 1438 she was mixing in music with the news, 1440 just music, which by 1445 was somewhat better in jazz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. BSKSA has made some schedule changes after B-09 officially started. 13m not propagating Nov 6, but I was hearing a weak Sawt ul-Buzz at 1453 on 17895, a frequency which had been abuzzous, so ex-21505 transmitter? This went off at 1456* so I retuned to 15435, and that cut on about a minute later *1457 with huge signal and buzz overwhelming its own Arabic modulation JBA underneath. Still waiting for Allah to get `em for that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN [and non]. Startled to hear Swedish on top of big 11550 signal from WEWN, Nov 6 at 1326. Must be Sveriges Radio. Listed as 350 kW, 95 degrees from Hörby at 1300-1330 only, but can this really be aimed eastward? // much weaker 11600 in the clear which is 350 kW, 55 degrees from Hörby. Something does not add up: difference in azimuth should not make that much difference in strength here, so suspect 11550 was really on wrong antenna aimed more or less USward. Both went off at 1329* in mid-word, as studio and transmitter site also fail to coördinate scheduling. Hello, Teracom??? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. Looking for R. Tirana, Albanian to NAm starting at 0000 Nov 7: nothing audible on 7425, nor on 6110 where previous nights it could at least be heard mixing with the usurper, Habana. Propagation from Europe must be subnormal tonight. Even when it`s better, and perhaps into eastern NAm can equal the signal from the Free Territory, the clash is unacceptable, and Tirana needs a new frequency; also for English which follows at 0130-0145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. V. of Biafra International, reconfirmed still on 15665 via WHRI, Nov 6 at 1938 quick check as The Orator was speaking; is Fridays only 19-20. This week reception was relatively good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. CVC La Voz, 17680, bothered by QRDRM from NEW ZEALAND [q.v.] at 2352 Nov 6; by 2356 17680 was inaudible, thought signed off, but supposedly running per sked until 0100. Maybe propagation dropped out. BTW, 17680 is registered to extend one hour later until 0200*, not earlier, as from March 14, the date Miami resumes EDT --- what`s that got to do with anything in South America?

Bandscanning, I eventually came to a terribly overmodulated, distorted signal on 9745 at 2356. I say `on` but it was splattering, altho not uniformly, as low as 9695 with more than one peak in between, but strangely, none on the hi side of 9745. This is also CVC La Voz as scheduled via Chile, 22-01, and like 17680, extending until 02 if the service still exist a quadrimonth from now. It was getting chilly on the porch, so did not feel like keeping on the 9745-9695 mess to see how long it last (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Some more RHC chex Nov 6: at 2154, everything // in Spanish on new 9660, 11730, 11800, 13770, 13790, except not // spurless 11760 in French altho at the moment playing an old clip in Spanish, back to French, but cut modulation at 2156.5 interrupting program without a chance to end it formally, open carrier until 2157*. This transmitter had to change to 11670 for the Venezuela relay and it popped on there about 2/3 of a minute later, still spurless.

I haven`t caught French on 11760 in previous monitoring recently but it was in use for 2130-2200 in B-08 as in the WRTH 2009. It still does not appear in the RHC transmission schedule presented in Spanish at

which was full of mistaxe even before the November 2 schedule changes. ¿Maybe it is in the schedule presented in French at

Nope, also claims French is only on 13790 at ``24:30-01:00 et 01:30-02:00``.

Then I tried 17660 and 17705 in case any RHC would be audible, but not. However, by 2212, an open carrier on 17705 became detectable, just like 24 hours earlier. Too weak against local noise sources by 2230, but some modulation appeared to have been added. Could not tell either, what, if anything was airing there in the 23-24 UT period when Portuguese and/or Guarani used to be scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. ERA seems back to normal Nov 6, after apparently running two transmitters at once on 7450 with different programming the day before. At 2145, 7450 with Greek music but not // Greek music and talk on 7475 // 9420. There is still a het on the low side of 7450 noted at 2202, and that has been a problem for a longtime, utility? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh blob, which covered 9415-9425 earlier on UT Nov 6, as in my previous report, had shifted to 9455-9470 by next check at 2146, and messing up something on 9465 after 2200, Thailand and/or Guiana French.

Meanwhile AIR GOS was inbooming on 9445, better than yesterday with less flutter, Nov 6 at 2152 with music, and // weaker but sufficient 7550 and poor 6180. 7550 is a late change, so site not certain, but Aoki says all three are Bangaluru. Wolfgang Büschel figures they have activated another transmitter there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. There are only two readable signals on the entire 16m band at 2352 Nov 6, and they are five kHz apart interfering with each other. If they were both analog, we might be able to separate them, as earlier in the day when still problematic, but one of them is RNZI extending 17670-17675-17680, and the other is CVC via Chile on 17680.0.

When tuned to the latter, one can hear the DRM noise mixing in. I have no idea what you hear, if anything, tuning DRM from RNZI. What terrific frequency coördination! The only other signal on the band, barely detectable, is something on 17775, no doubt the remnant of KVOH. See also CHILE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1485 confirmed on reactivated 7465 via WWCR, Friday Nov 6 starting a bit late at 2132:18 but played to conclusion at 2201, then Frecuencia al Día. VG signal here as expected compared to previous 15825 which has a long skip zone and was subject to dropping MUFs. How well does 7465 arrive in Eurafrica, even beyond? There should not be any co-channel QRM, and adjacently, only RFA in Korean via Mongolia on 7460, jammed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. While most higher band signals were outdropping by local sunset, surprised to find WEWN inbooming on 15610, Nov 6 at 2353, so strong that its never-eliminated parasites were audiblized, `best` heard on the DX-398 with 15600 on USB and 15620 on LSB. A few minutes later WWCR 13845 with PMS was equally inbooming, so must be one of those geographically broad HF-only sporadic E openings. The TV/FM skip log and the 6m Es maps showed zilch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** U S A. Checking VOA Spanish starting 0000 UT Nov 7: a few minutes earlier nothing on 9885, but then open carrier and DentroCuban jamming upbuilding so that by sign-on 0000 the two were about equal level; while // 5890 bore nothing but jamming here.

VOA eliminated its Cita con Cuba months ago, apparently succeeded by Ventana al Caribe, as on the program list at

but the DentroCubans aren`t fooled, and keep jamming the entire VOA broadcast in Spanish to Latin America. Is there any program schedule showing exactly when VaC is on the air? Lotsa luck finding any via

Program`s own page at

only says it`s on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Nor any way to find the VOA Spanish SW frequencies from the VOA Spanish pages, no link to the A-Z language schedules. Implied advice: just give up trying to hear this, or any other VOA Spanish show on SW, and download it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. R. Tirana on 7465, Nov 7 at 1944 with IS, good S9+15 signal and opening English // 11635 which was S9+12 but with deeper fading. No interference on either.

R. Tirana collision with Habana on 6110, Nov 8 at 0056: R. Tirana the best yet, definitely atop, so maybe even better in ENAm, especially if RHC is non-direxional on 6110 like it was on ex-5965, still listed by Aoki with nothing from Habana on 6110 despite our numerous reports of it the past week. Confirmed Habana 6110 under Tirana by // 9600, and at 0101 after all the other RHCs oncame, 6060, 6120, 6140. Let this not encourage R. Tirana to stick on 6110 instead of getting out of this mess (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 11711, presumed from here, weak het against VOK, Nov 7 at 1341, we can hear again thanks to the continued absence of the RHC spurblob from 11760 which landed around 11708-11709 for almost a full solar rotation, from at least October 10 until November 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. RNA, 6185, cut on the air abruptly at *0636 Nov 7 and immediately modulating, blasting away XEPPM, México`s soft romantic music with guitar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 6200 with undermodulated east European folk music, Nov 7 at 2038, first thought Prague, as they use channel at times, but really R. Bulgaria, always ending in -00 and clinched by // stronger 7400. This hour is in German (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. CVC`s 9745 transmitter is still totally out of whack, 24 hours after first noted; is anyone paying attention in Calera de Tango, Miami, or West Bromwich? UT Nov 8 at 0056, extremely overmodulated and distorted on 9745, and splattering downward but not upward; worst areas are 9695 and above, but detectable down to 9650, QRMing numerous other stations. Are those paying any attention either? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Amid the N Korean signals on 105, 90 and 85 meters, on 3280, Nov 7 at 1329, a child was singing in Chinese, i.e. V. of Pujiang, Shanghai, listed as only 15 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 7 at 1336: 8400 better than 9000 better than 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9120-9145, OTH radar pulses, Nov 7 at 1336, presumed from here altho narrower-band than usual, more like Cyprus but less likely propagationally at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC`s usage of 6010 at 05-07 in English continues to be sporadic; I am sure they have better reasons than deferring some of the time to XEOI, but Nov 7 at 0627 XEOI was in the clear, and again could not tell if LV de tu Conciencia, Colombia was there too.

RHC was on 6060 and 6140 in English; 6120 and 6150 in Spanish.

Confirming the active RHC Spanish frequencies during the 19-20 UT hour, Nov 7 at 1942: 13770, 11800, 11760, 11730, 11690, 6110. I believe it`s the same set between 15 and 20. Also RNV relay on 15290, VG at 1923.

I also need to catch the frequencies RHC claims to be using from 2100, for the Revista Iberoamericana. Nov 7 at 2103 I missed the first part of the announcement on spurless 11760, presumably concerning 13 MHz, just 11760, 11800, 9660, 6110. But they were really heard on additional 11730 and 11770. One of these ought to be breaking away for other language services, but often they are all // in Spanish. See also ALBANIA; ARGENTINA; USA WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 15055-15080, OTH radar, Nov 7 at 1526, presumed from here, and bothering the distorted R. Cairo signal on 15080, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 6270, R. Cairo in French already audible with fair signal as early as 2036 Nov 7, not much weaker than, but less modulated than Arabic on 6290 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also CYPRUS

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh blob Nov 7 at 1334 again centered about 9460, covering 9455-9470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also USA: WTWW

** INDONESIA. VOI missing for the seventh day in a row from 9525v/9526v, Nov 7 at 1335 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. Lower bands mostly dominated by signals from here upon quick scan Nov 7 at 1320: 2850, 3250, 3320, 3480(jamming), 3560 all audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9570 caught my ear with classical music, fair Nov 7 at 1541, but 1545 into Russian talk about bozh, so must be a gospel huxter: yes, R. Blagovest via R. Veritas Asia, PHILIPPINES, 1500-1557, 250 kW at 331 degrees form Palauig-Zambales site, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SEYCHELLES [non]. 9550 at 1949 Nov 7, mix of Arabic talk and music, 2000 apparently news by YL. Is FEBA via RWANDA, 250 kW, 30 degrees at 1900-2030. In that case, probably not real news, maybe just Good News (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 12005, enjoyable Arab music, Nov 7 at 1934 but gone by 1950, contrary to B09 RTT schedule supposedly on this frequency 1700-2110. One must monitor each Sfax frequency to determine its real span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WBCQ has now abandoned 7415 for most of the time on Saturdays. Nov 7 at 2039 heard instead weak talk in English, no doubt CRI, also with fluttery news in English at 2107.

Aoki shows the default occupants of 7415 as a string of CRI broadcasts via East Turkistan sites: 19-20 Czech, 20-22 English, 23-24 English, breaking at 22-23 to jam BBC Chinese via Thailand. Other days of the week, of course, when WBCQ is on, these can QRM it even in NAm. Not to mention, R. Farda via Lampertheim at 0030-0230.

As far as FCC is concerned, WBCQ 7415 is authorized to run 24 hours a day. It`s a pity they do not have enough business to reach anything near that. See the new FCC B-09 schedule as of Nov 3 at

Per Aoki, there are additional occupants between 11 and 19, when WBCQ has rarely been on 7415 air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The new FCC B-09 schedule has three entries for `WBWW`, despite having granted calls WTWW instead already in August to George McClintock`s new station under construxion in Lebanon TN. All are 100 kW, 40 degrees: 5755 at 00-07, 9480 at 12-19 and 22-24. CIRAF targets are 4,9,18,27,28,37-39,46,47 which means E Canada, all of Europe, N Africa, Mideast. Nothing being heard yet. The AIR Aligarh wandering spurblob often obstructs 9480 after *1317; watch out!

On-air testing was anticipated to start this month, but not much detail at the website --- three photos were added in October for a total of nine via

Skimming thru the FCC B-09 schedule I don`t see any surprises:

It still lists imaginary stations KTMI, WBOH and WMLK. Neither this nor A-09 show 3145 for WWRB despite having been using it. And still no listings for the Milton FL CP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, WRMI, VG at 0620 Nov 7 during La Rosa de Tokio, better than neighbor WYFR on 9985. WRMI must have been on the NW antenna, not the case every night. Jamming not audible, but maybe still under.

DentroCuban Jamming Command was certainly running at 1340 against R. Praga Spanish relay; the S/N ratio had improved somewhat as RP was upwrapping at 1354.

WRMI Saturday schedule now includes at 19-20 Happy Station repeat, 2000-2030 WORLD OF RADIO, but Nov 7 at 2000 just jamming to be heard. Maybe on the SSE antenna, or not really on the air, just webcasting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC 9370v is still/again putting out spurs consisting mostly of noise: Nov 7 at 0625 during music, broad dirty spurs centered approximately 9345 and 9395. Same situation at next check 1335 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. VOA`s Music Time in Africa, Saturday Nov 7 at 2005, best on 13710 via Botswana, almost synched with good Bonaire signal on 11975, this time featuring Sierra Leone. By 2037 I could also hear it on // 6080 São Tomé, which also might be good enough in ENAm and Europe. Same applies to Sundays at 20-21. And for weekday program during this hour, African Beat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [non]. 13730 at 1420 Sunday Nov 8, first-person testimony in English with an accent I can`t place, probably somewhere in Britain, and music mixed in, about miraculous experiences in India, citing Matthew XXIV. Seemed Catholic-tinged so suspected Vatican, but no: This is the weekend-only all-English Wertachtal transmission due east at 1400-1500 Saturdays, 1415-1500 Sundays. 1429 outro as Bible Voice Broadcasting, which now has its own website (not really new, is it?), and it broadcasts ``to Europe and the world``. 1430 on to another preacher pushing J.C., Dr. Kathy (sp?). Good signal but some splash from CRI Cuba 13740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 8 at 1304: 8400 in open carrier hourtop pause but still fluttery, S9+20, resuming music a few sex before 1305; weaker on 9000 at S9+10; weaker-sounding JBA on 10210 tho also reading S9+10 including the noise level. At 1322, 10210 had improved markedly to S9+20, flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 8 at 1307 ranging 9125-9165, but the ChiCom broadcaster on 9170 escaped them, CNR6, Beijing, probably by design (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC 6120 in big collision with RN in Dutch, Nov 8 at 0601. RN is using 6120 all the way from 06 to 11, first via Nauen, then Vatican, Wertachtal.

At 0608, RHC Spanish also on 6150; English on 6140, 6060, 6010.

At 1258, RHC Spanish on 6110, but not on 6150; unsure if it had just gone off, or previous appearance was abnormal vs KNLS.

Almost a week after the Nov 2 schedule changes at RHC, the Spanish DX program En Contacto announced the new schedule Nov 8 after 1335, something you are not likely to hear frequency manager Arnaldo Coro wasting his time on DXers Unlimited in English.

Manolo went lickety-split and I was not taping so struggled to scribble it all down; will try to refine from audio file or catch repeat of E.C. which Manolo said now airs Sundays at 1335, ~2142 to Europe, 0135 Mondays; no mention of the additional 0535, 0635 times we have captured it!

11-15 15120 Buenos Aires

11-05 6110 N, C, S America

13-22 13730 CAm

11-00 11800 CAm

11-23 13770 Buenos Aires

00-05 ditto

2030-23 9660 Antilles

21-23 11770 Europe

Then Malena added another string of frequencies without times, most of which I know have been abandoned, but I think she said they were continuing unchanged until March 2010! 15360(15370?), 13760, 11805, 12000, 9550, 6180, 5965, 11875, 5965(again). Some of those were even abandoned long before Nov 2.

Does this mean the schedule at

has finally been updated by Nov 8? Of course not!

At 1410 check, RHC 15120 had lost modulation, just carrier unlike 15360 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VENEZUELA [non]

** EGYPT. 15710 at 1327 Nov 8, very distorted music, audible only at modulation peaks from totally out-of-order Radio Cairo transmitter at Abis, that they have been running here for ages in the 1230-14 Indonesian broadcast. Pity the poor Indonesian-language staff, all their efforts for nothing as this is the only time and frequency. They must wonder why they never hear from listeners, but presumably at least draw their paychex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, or a tad on the his side, RNGE presumed, Nov 8 at 0602 music still playing, heavy ute QRM. 0605 finally announcement, seems Spanish but too undermodulated vs too much QRM, 0607 back to a music bit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. I was waiting for the AIR Aligarh blob, Nov 8 and there it was at 1316 before modulation started; just the `carrier` is enough to produce the mushy noise, covering 9435-9450; at 1318 traces of the AIR IS drone // clear 9425, 1320 Vande Mataram anthem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI missing from 9525v/9526v for the eighth day in a row, Nov 8 at 1310 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. BSKSA, 17895 in Arabic at 1335 Nov 8, not buzzy unlike another recent occasion; perhaps they are swapping transmitters around. Another check at 1412, still abuzzous with heartfelt yodeling of Qur`an? Much better signal here than French on 17660 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. VOT in Turkish, 15350, Sunday Nov 8 at 1350 with excited announcer, seemingly play-by-play football, but never heard a ``goooooooaaaaal`` -- what`s that in Turkish? And strangely, crowd noise was lacking, maybe inside his insulated booth. Seems to be a staple of Sunday afternoons, whatever it is. 1354 switch to a calmer announcer, 1355 music and closing with transmission schedule until 1356:40*. Much better here than the English service on 15300 in deep mix with France producing fast, rippling SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9410, where WHRI relays BBC Mundo M-F at 12-13, including music fill the second semihour, had been carrying DXing with Cumbre Sundays at 1200 in A-09. The BBC relay does not timeshift, and still there in B-09, but what about Sunday? Have not checked at 1200 yet, but Nov 8 at 1255 gospel huxter in English about how many times Elijah prayed; off after 1300, so maybe DWC is still at 1200 Sundays, inconveniently an hour earlier by local clox even in Indiana. If so, it could be the only real SW broadcast of the program despite numerous other timings on the WHR website which previously turned out to be silent on SW, but maybe webcast. Claimed Sat 1200 was missing, e.g.

Here`s what we get from the WHR website Nov 8 by searching on Marie Lamb as program host. The displayed days of week in the evening have been changed to the next UT day on the assumption that the days shown really refer to Eastern time, and re-organized by day and time, with transmitter #; 1, 2 and 6 are WHRI; 3 and 4 are T8WH Palau; 5 is WHRA:

Sat 1200 9410-2

Sat 1400 9930-4

Sat 1830 11785-6

Sat 1930 9930-4

Sun 0130 7315-1, 7385-5

Sun 1000 7385-6

Sun 1200 9410-2

Sun 1230 7385-6

Sun 1400 9965-4

Sun 1930 9965-4

Mon 0200 7385-2

Mon 0330 7315-1, 7385-5

Mon-Fri 1930 9965-4

Tue-Sat 0430 5850-1

Has Marie conveyed any such schedule, and/or has she checked it out to confirm any real SW airings?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. VOA Spanish, 15590, Nov 8 at 1328, very strong Greenville splashing plus/minus 15 kHz during music, except for one minute pause at 1329 as VOA pretends to sign off and back on. During that time could hear Spain on 15585 and something on 15600, but both blocked again at 1330, and even BBC 15575 bothered by VOA `música cantry` QRM. Even worse, VOA is just filling time on weekends lacking any Buenos Días, América news magazine, as nothing ever happens on weekends, right, Speaker Pelosi? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. WRN says to use this URL to access their old WORLD OF RADIO page:

but the link from there to the podcast page no longer works.

The New WOR page is:

And from there you can click on RSS or add to playlist but you have to register first. I hope this helps, as I myself do not use podcasts.

But problems getting the WOR podcast are still reported; meanwhile, I hope people will take the modicum of trouble to get it, if not on SW, satellite, AM or FM, then from our large archive via


** VENEZUELA [non]. Sunday Nov 8 at 1703 I look for Aló, Presidente, via Cuba, first on what is normally the biggest signal here, 13750, and what do I hear? RHC itself giving its own address // 13770.

But the other A,P frequencies really are carrying Hugo, strongest on 12010, then 17750, but both with distorted modulation cutting out. 13680, however, apparently on a different feed circuit, tho weak, was clear. Also on 11690 but too much RTTY QRM to evaluate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. These fall nitemiddles, we are lucky to hear anything from RA on 13630, let alone anywhere higher, but Nov 9 at 0613 was more like August, VG English signal on 15160, and progressively somewhat weaker on // 15240, 13630, 13690. See also SAIPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 9475 blob QRM: see INDIA

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 9: at 1310, poor on 8400 and 9000, nothing on 10210. At 1435, 10210 had become JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also MALAYSIA

** CHINA. 5175-5225, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 9 at 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Unlike many nights inaudible, RHC 11760 was inbooming Nov 9 at 0610 in Spanish, S9+22, and still no spurs! Also spurless at 1504 check.

However, propagation from Cuba was so pipeline at 0611 that remnant DCJC jamming pulses were also clearly audible on 11930 against non-Radio Martí, enough to bother Brasil on 11925. Just another example of Cuba`s cynical attitude about jamming, not bothering to restrict it totally to when really `needed`. See also USA: VOA.

11435.0. huge S9+22 open carrier plus hum, Nov 9 at 0612, correlating nicely with opening from RHC on 11760, so likely a spy transmitter at same or nearby site. See previous report in DXLD 9-007. Another suspicious open carrier on 9085.3 at 0627.

6180 was one of the RHC frequencies listed on En Contacto (see my previous report) as deleted. That may be so in the evenings, but not in the mornings --- still there until 1257* Nov 9, presumably from at least 1100 for Despertar con Cuba. Also 10-11 for Venezuela relay.

At tune-in 1255 all three were running, 6110, 6150 and 6180. 6150 cut off less than a minute later at 1258* audiblizing praise music ending KNLS`s English hour now being crushed by the Cubans; while 6110 continued as usual, to be on all day and evening. It was quite undermodulated compared to the other two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 9 at 1334 on 13935-13960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 15710, R. Cairo Indonesian service, Nov 9 at 1335 check, quite weak, but as best I could tell the modulation was not too bad unlike most days and should have been comprehensible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. AFN`s ``format change`` to country music via Pearl Harbor 10320-USB was short-lived, and I suspect ad-hoc, so no telling if or when it will change back, but Nov 9 at 0622, back to news/talk feature bits, Osgood File from CBS, about Ft Hood. Also at 1433 news update from AP about American hostages in Iran, AFN ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. Where will the AIR Aligarh blob be today, Nov 9? At 1317 I find mush centered right on top of 9475, R. Australia in Chinese. It`s so distorted that I cannot recognize AIR IS or Vande Mataram // weak 9425, but no doubt this is it. 1437-1500+ the same (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. After an 8-day absence, VOI is back on 9525.9, Nov 9 at 1317 during English, but no improvement in modulation, still just enough to recognize the YL announcer, so why bother? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Shiokaze, via JSR Japan, Nov 9 at 1420, sad Japanese YL talking with mandatory piano background, ultimately IDing as ``Kochira wa Shiokaze desu`` before 1429. No QRM at all here, unlike Myanmar and Juche jamming washing up onto Asilomar Beach (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA SARAWAK [and non]. 5030, Nov 9 at 1429, fast rippling SAH with CNR1 Beijing in Chinese pop music // much weaker 4460. By now Cuba 5025 had weakened enough not to be a problem, but China is always on top of 5030, and hardly ever free of the SAH. The co-channel on 5030 has to be RTM Kuching, 10 kW, but all we can do is wait and hope for a CNR1 transmission break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. Nov 9 checking for RNZI vs QRM: No sign of DZRM on 6170.4, but on 6170.0 at 1259, VOR IS quite good; RNZI cut on with a SAH a few sex before 1300, no bellbird or sign-on routine, right into news. Now the two signals were roughly equal, or a slight advantage to NZ as VOR went into Chinese opening, pronouncing a URL in English.

Then at 1313 I find that RNZI has taken my advice and reactivated the second transmitter due to the 6170 clash: there it is // on 7440, not DRM, but AM too with report from Saipan.

This was an off-week for fortnightly Mailbox Monday at 1329, so no chance to hear any explanation from Adrian until next week. Instead, a report about thousands of weed-eaters. I think this was about devices rather than fauna.

7440 was the frequency originally planned for the 1300- period in B-09, but avoided due to potential clash with IBB via Sri Lanka. Did NZ get IBB to vacate? At first it seemed so, as no QRM on 7440. But by 1411 the co-channel QRM had grown as NZ was talking about birdwatching.

On the FRG-7 with longwire aimed toward NZ, RNZI remained dominant, but on the YB-400 with interior randomwires, it was a very different story, at best an even mix. At 1445 found NZ even weaker on 7440 vs Udorn, and 6170 was nothing but Chinese from Chabarovsk.

7440 has the VOA Urdu service at 13-15, but the first hour is via Sri Lanka at 315 degrees, while the second hour is via Thailand at 300 degrees. NZ has a choice of 35 or 325 degrees on 7440 at 1300-1600. After 1500, IBB is finished with 7440, so at 1517 NZ in clear again but declined to poor signal by now, and with splash from 7445 RFA Chinese via Tinian + ChiCom jamming.

Is there anything about adding 7440 during this time period on the RNZI website? No, not under what`s new, and the grid still shows 6170 only at 1300-1549. But I did find this:

``Notice for DRM Europe Listeners, 01 Nov, 2009 21:55 UTC: RNZI is no longer broadcasting on VT Group’s DRM digital service in Europe. DRM listeners in Europe can access RNZI through the World Radio Network (WRN).`` ?? Well, so can AM listeners in Europe, of whom there are a lot more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** POLAND [non]. 11675, PRES continues to be a VG reliable English hour in our mornings, even tho we benefit only accidentally by being beyond the true British Isles target in the same direxion from AUSTRIA. Nov 9 at 1345 with Soundscapes feature about how Poland is homogeneous with only 2% resident foreigners, so most Poles have never met a nonPole; and they have a negative opinion especially of Russians, Ukrainians and Jews (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. A nightmiddle opening up to 18 MHz, unusual now but common in summer: Nov 9 at 0615, RFA Chinese on 17880 and 17615 but deliberately unsynchronized, poor signals; surely this rather than ChiCom jamming. See also AUSTRALIA. Nothing unusual per SWPC:

``Geophysical Alert Message # Solar-terrestrial indices for 08 November follow. Solar flux 71 and mid-latitude A-index 7. The mid-latitude K-index at 0600 UTC on 09 November was 1 (9 nT). No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours. No space weather storms are expected for the next 24 hours.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Checked for DXing with Cumbre at 0345 UT Nov 9 on both 7315 and 7385, WHRI and WHRA as in the WHR online schedule for 0330 UT Mondays: no signals, no surprise due to their imaginary SW scheduling, perhaps fooling paying customers who never turn on a radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, D LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Checking the morning VOA Spanish frequencies, Nov 9 at 1323: VG on 9885 and 13715, but the third Greenville channel, 15590, much weaker as the MUF had not built up. Notable that no DentroCuban jamming could be heard on any of them, maybe just a fluke, as they are still jamming the 23-24 broadcast on 5890, 9885. Propagation from Cuba was certainly open, e.g. RHC on 15120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 7595, Nov 10 at 0049 fair but fluttery signal with clip in English, then something else. It`s R. Ashna, one of the IBB services via Sri Lanka, 250 kW, 334 degrees also USward, the 0030 hour in Pashto, then the 0130 hour in Dari (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana check at 0007 Nov 10 on 6110, way under co-channel R. Habana Cuba. At 0048, the other Tirana channel, 7425, was very poor, mainly conveying a weak SAH between them and something else, which per skeds must be CRI English via Kashgar, E Turkistan, 100 kW, 174 degrees but enough to mess up Tirana way over here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. Someone is now paying attention in Calera de Tango. On Friday and Saturday evenings into the next UT days, the CVC 9745 transmitter in Spanish was extremely distorted and spurring almost 100 kHz down. Did not check the next night, but UT Nov 10 at 0045 it`s back to normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. I don`t DX much in `prime time` because of everything else going on, not least the amount of household and neighborhood noise sources, resulting in missing some neat stations others are catching. So Nov 10 I braved the noise for the preceding hour at 00-01, and managed to hear the harmonic on 2859.8, which must be pretty strong to occasionally peak above my noise level, definitely in Spanish, but nothing much heard except ads mentioning phone numbers around 0015. No ID caught but has been thoroughly IDed by several others as R. San Carlos, 2 x 1429.9. If I could escape the damn noise level, I would love to uncover some more LAm or US MW harmonics below 3.2 MHz. But it`s almost Xmas and likely to get worse before it gets better, at least in urban areas like the Enidplex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. DentroCuban Jamming Command transmissions and some of its victims or [non]: Nov 10 at 0003, still jamming 5940, abandoned by VOA Spanish when it was during the previous hour anyway; but heavier jamming on 5890 against current VOA Spanish such that the latter could barely be heard --- until 0100 Yankee Doodle Dandy sign-off. Back at 0043 check of 9885, just lite jamming, no VOA audible.

At 0045, R. República was doing slightly better on 9810, at least detectable Spanish with the jamming noise. [See also USA: WRMI]

Is RHC still using 13790 evenings for French and Creole from 0030 as in previous schedule? Not a trace of it Nov 10 at 0037. Are these on some lower frequency now as yet undiscovered, or just vanished? WWCR/PMS was still audible on 13845. See also ALBANIA, KOREA NORTH, MEXICO for QubaRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 6025, another station I had not logged since its reactivation a few weeks ago, simply because of inconvenient scheduling: R. Amanecer, Nov 10 at 0005, Spanish with reverberation as if from an improperly tiled sanxuary, talking about dios. Has lo het and also splash worse from 6020 than from 6030, so it helps to step up to 6026.

Amanecer had improved somewhat by 0054, but still with lo het, when the WYFR hymn theme was being performed by YL and chorus with Spanish lyrix, i.e. known in English as ``To God Be the Glory``. Should we trust a deity who expects to be glorified? What an ego!

Per EiBI, Aoki and HFCC, the only other station on 6025 at this hour would be R. Illimani = Patria Nueva, Bolivia. 6020 = CRI via Albania.

What about R. Discovery, coming to Santo Domingo on 4780, by when? Jeff White tells me Nov 10: ``I would say maybe by year's end for the DR, looking at my crystal ball`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non non]. We have been wondering if HCJB is really about to close down the last SW transmissions from Pifo. Stephan Schaa of HCJB Germany tells DX LISTENING DIGEST:

``Pifo's final (international) transmission should be end of this week on the 15th of November. The only transmission that could still be transmitted from Pifo some more days is the 6050 kHz. But the transmitter on Pichincha is ready to go and transmissions are shifted to the new place as soon as authorities approve the transmitter up there. 73, Stephan``

The international one referred to is 11920 in Kulina and Portuguese, destined to switch to Chile site but at a later hour? On UT Nov 10 at 0031 I am hearing 11920 from Pifo in Portuguese greeting listeners in Acre, with music dedications. I guess it still spans 2245-0230 but hours not confirmed.

Ian Baxter of shortwavesites yg also wonders if I am still hearing 6050. Nov 10 at 0032 I could hear something weak there in non-Spanish, but heavy splash from Spain on 6055. That was the Cofan semihour in A09, and probably still is, but I could not hazard a guess whether the site is really Pifo or Pichincha already. BTW, I see the new EiBi B09 schedule does not show HCJB on 6050 at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. La Voz de Corea ID in Spanish heard as soon as I tuned across 15180, Nov 10 at 0035. This frequency has a self-imposed rumble on it. Bandscanning downward, soon found at 0037 clear // with stronger signal on 13760, concluding ``impressions of a foreigner visiting`` and music; and at 0042 also // 11735 which had a lite hum.

BTW, I assume Radio Habana Cuba abandoned its long hours on 13760 earlier in the day, so I could no longer remark about that, ``Commies vs Commies!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Another fragment of XEQM Mérida made it thru on 6104.8 or so, Nov 10 at 0059 when I heard a few words of Spanish until overridden by the RHC news sounder from 6110. No doubt nearby Cuba`s long hours on 6110 also obstruct RASA 6105v wherever else it is trying to be heard. And then at 0100 RCI started squeezing it in Spanish from the other side, 6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. HSK9, 12095, Nov 10 at 0039, good signal but fluttery during live relay of morning English newscast, at the moment with long commercial (or two in a row) for Thai Airways, e.g. ``fly Thai to Belgium``, 7:40 timecheck, business news. Always fun to hear commercials from a government station on SW, Radio Thailand.

This semihour is registered as 6 degrees from Udorn, which means transpolar to eastern USA; yet the CIRAF targets, instead of 8, are 6 and 7 which mean W&C NAm. Anyhow, we could hear it. Hmmm, is it permitted for IBB USG transmitters to broadcast commercials, at least without a disclaimer?? (Glenn Hauser, CNAm, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. During my evening bandscan hour of 00-01 UT Nov 10, I could not hear any trace of WRMI on 9955, and assumed they were silent as usual until 0100, but after 0200 I find this note from Jeff White:

``Glenn: Sorry for the short notice, but we are broadcasting a special live program tonight at 0000-0200 UT Tuesday on 9955 kHz from Radio República to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism in Europe. The program will be repeated tomorrow at the same time. Jeff``

So they were on, but presumably on the SSE antenna instead of NW. How about 24 hours later, antennawise?

Jeff replies: ``Glenn: Both tonight and repeat tomorrow are on south antenna; it's for Cuba. We have lowered the northern antenna to about 1/4 of usual height due to heavy winds from the hurricane that were really making it sway a lot. It will stay in this position till the hurricane/winds pass, but we'll try transmitting north during usual hours. Jeff`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR-1 on new 3240, Nov 10 at 0013 talking about the Fed, VG signal ex-3230 at 23-02 which itself was new only a couple weeks ago. Presumably, some prior user of 3230 filed an objexion, probably US government or military. Now we`ll see if anyone plays the NIB card on 3240. The still shows 3.230. I assume that after 0200, WWCR can safely stay on its original 90m outlet, 3215, recently usurped by WWRB until that hour; unless they would rather be on 4755 anyway, see UNIDENTIFIED. Yes, there`s a lot of usurpation going on and I seem to be using that term more lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. RNA sign-on observations Nov 10. Or I should say cut-on, since programming is already in progress when they turn on the SW transmitters. 6185 XEPPM blessedly clear at 0625, so I kept listening apprehensively for the blastaway. RNA carrier and modulation on at *0638, Brazilian song. Then checked 11780 and found open carrier but no modulation until that cut on at 0640:20 becoming // 6185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 10 at 1438: 8400 and 9000 poor, 10210 very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9450, good signal in Russian from CRI, Nov 10 at 1435, atop something co-channel. O, this hour at 37 degrees from SZG site is also USward, and it conveniently blox Sound of Hope, 100 kW, 335 degrees from Yunlin, Taiwan, per Aoki. Or is there formal jamming as well underneath there? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. There`s at least one anomaly every day from RHC, an unfailing source of DX news: Nov 10 at 0625, 6140 was off the air, so no way to know whether it would have been in English or Spanish. English was on 6060 and 6010, Spanish on 6120 and 6150.

And the 11760 transmitter is now in its seventh day of not producing two dozen spurs, Nov 10 at 0639 and 1526 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 15710, R. Cairo Indonesian service back to self-inflicted wound but still not mortal: Nov 10 at 1345, distorted modulation cutting in only at peaks as YL tried to talk to listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15205, at 0642 Nov 10, African language mentioning Niger and Nigeria. I bet it`s Hausa. Yes, DW Rwanda scheduled during this semihour, unusual opening from Africa, while RA was even better on 15240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR 9470 Aligarh distortion blob centered on 9465 Nov 10 at 1320 introducing Vande Mataram, // clear Bengaluru 9425. RA 9475 is on the edge of the noise this time and one needs to offtune to evade it. Same situation at 1436 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9525.9, VOI, Nov 10 at 1319 mentioning Exotic Indonesia so it`s another Tuesday excursion to Banjarmasin. Others find the modulation adequate but I do not, especially with QRM from stronger 9530 stations, CNR1 ChiCom jamming and/or VOA Chinese via Philippines. That`s off at 1400, and at 1433 VOI Malay hour had better modulation and no QRM, so no-strain copy if only one understood Malay; there were intermittent long tones in the background, suspected to be on the audio feed from Jakarta rather than QRM. RRI 9680 was also in before 1400 with better modulation than 9525.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 17735, fair with deep fades, Nov 10 at 1511 music, into Japanese announcement, so suspect NHKWNRJ, but surely not direct at this hour. Yes, it is // Yamata 9535 which is about two words ahead. 17735 is via Issoudun [note spelling], FRANCE 15-17, 500 kW, 152 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, P`yongyang, fair S9+10 with choral music, Nov 10 at 1335. Also NK signals on 3320, 3480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. Happened upon RTVM, Nov 10 at 1459 on 15341, so observed the QSY. 15341 off at 1500 sharp, 15345 on a semiminute later. Arabic programming in progress had been interrupted; no announcement, I am sure, such as ``Please retune your radios 4 kHz higher in the next half-minute`` but as one who is inclued, I did so anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. RNZI`s appearance on AM 7440 in addition to AM 6170 Nov 9 in the 13-15+ UT period must have been only a test, as no sign of 7440 on Nov 10 at 1325, but 6170 was atop VOR and readable in report about Tonga ferry sinking: crew finally realized something was amiss when water was up to car handle level in the cargo deck! Het from 6170.4 DZRM also audible. By 1428 still no 7440, and 6170 was losing ground to VOR at almost equal level now, het gone. What next? Still nothing about this on the RNZI website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC 9370v spur report Nov 10 at 0635: noisy blob covering 9275-9330, but no match on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. 13635, CVC Darwin, Nov 11 at 1526 with music, fading S3-S8 only, no comparison to big steady S9+20 carrier from Tirana about to start English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [non]. 11775, open carrier only Nov 11 at 1508 and still at 1515, missing my PMS fix. Out of habit, one goes to WWCR 13845 instead, but that`s now ceded to Brother Scare daily at 15-19. Say, lacking PMS, why not put local Caribbean Beacon programming from 1610 on 11775 for a while, as was done inadvertently a few months ago tho not by itself? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 11 at 1449: 10210 poor, 9000 fair, 8400 absent.

CNR1 jamming: Nov 11 at 1535 on 9440 vs RFA Mandarin via Tinian during this hour only also producing fast SAH approx. 10 Hz; same songs from CNR1 on // 9450, 7445, 7385, 7365 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Answering my own question of 24 hours earlier: yes, RHC is still using 13790 for French at 0000. UT Nov 11 propagation had not quite dropped out, so RHC IS was to be heard on 13790, not // 13770 and all the other Spanish frequencies. Then opening in French from the intonation, altho it was too poor and fading out to be certain it was not Creole instead.

6140 was both on the air and in English, UT Nov 11 at 0645 and to boot, DXers Unlimited was just starting at this odd time. It`s supposedly at 0535 UT Weds, so tape playback mixup? Or just play it whenever they feel like it. // 6060, 6010, while 6150 and 6120 were in Spanish.

11760 is now in its eighth day of not producing two dozen spurs, at 1507 Nov 11. Perhaps decided they were unnecessary as at this hour it`s accompanied by plenty of fundamentals in a 110 kHz span: 11690, 11730, 11800. It`s also somewhat remarkable that we have not heard any leapfrog mixing products among these (and Venezuela, q.v. relay on 11680).

Unlike on 22m, where RHC 13770 leaping over CRI 13740 relay could be clearly heard on 13710 at 1527 atop Saudi Arabia Arabic and making a varying SAH averaging 88 per minute, or 1.47 Hz.

11600 with typical DentroCuban Jamming Command, Nov 11 at 1530. While not a heavy wall of noise like on 11930, this was more than just standby-mode, with pulses plus noise atop some weaker victim.

But nothing here Cuba needs to jam --- or is there? 1500-1530 is R. Prague in Spanish to Europe, and 1530-1600 is R. Slovakia International, also in Spanish to Europe. Further punishing Prague for doing business with WRMI? Cannot explain it as a mixing product or other spur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. HCJB definitely still active on 6050, Nov 11 at 0329 with automated ID for 690 and 6050 kHz, automatic timesignal and 0330 into remnant English program Spotlight. They are due to switch this frequency from Pifo to Pichincha MW site any day now, and presumably signal will weaken considerably, especially abroad.

What about HCJB DRM? Not much has been said about exactly when that would be closed down from Pifo, but using lower rhombic antenna, not so critical for air traffic safety. Here`s the answer from Eric Earl, Atlanta on the DRM NA yg Nov 6:

``Just received a letter from HCJB Pifo/EQ. that their 15280 DRM.transmissions (2000 UTC) will finish as of the 15th of November. Regards, Eric// Atlanta.``

Yet, the DRM DX schedule at,UTC

as of Nov 11 has already removed all Ecuador entries from their list!

There was another HCJB DRM in Portuguese at 15-17 on 11700-11705-11710 which will presumably close on same date. I could not detect it Nov 11 at 1632, but at 110 degrees on a lower frequency it is harder to hear than the DRM noise on 15275-15280-15285 at 20-22, 35 degrees even tho only 4 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh blob again Nov 11 centered about 9460, mushing up adjacent channels too, at 1340 check, but pretty weak along with 9425 Bengaluru. At 1451, the latter in English, YL speaking deliberately, but hard to understand, adding to accent the somewhat distorted undermodulation and reverby studio ambience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9525.9, Nov 11 at 1350 fairly good modulation but by this late in the English hour it`s just music fill. RRI, 9680 had more interesting music an hour later, overlapping chanting voices with wind instrument, sounded sorta reverent, but qan`t qall it Qur`an, unless that really varies in Indonesia. Irreverently cut off the air abruptly at 1457:20* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, JSR check Nov 11 at 1424, YL in Korean --- wait a minute! She is speaking English, but the intonation/heavy accent is Korean, with particulars about an abductee. Piano background constantly. Shortly into close-down announcement mentioning repeatedly by OM and then by YL again, ``This is Shiokaze, Sea-Breeze, a shortwave program from Tokyo, Japan`` and off at 1430*. Only fair signal but still no jamming or QRMyanmar at all audible here. So this was a Wednesday in English (more or less), not always the case, as English more reliably is on Fridays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 21695, Voice of Africa in English, Nov 11 at 1518 interviewing someone about the languages of South Africa, of which eleven are official, including some which are more associated with neighbors, such as Ndebele and Tswana.

It`s OSOB, the only station on band that is audible, nothing from the regulars Spain or Saudi Arabia; and // 17725 at about the same level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Just after getting KQWB 1660 from the north, tuned down to 1570 and there was XERF from the south, where the sun is not so low, Nov 10 at 2100 UT ID with local address, phone number, atop US QRM on the nondirexional caradio antenna, then norteña music with accordion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. Checking 6185 for XEPPM and co-channel QRM, Nov 11: tune-in 0619 already in the clear, so now I need to determine when Vatican really finishes; however, propagation from Europe varies quite a lot from night to night. To my surprise, 6185 remained XEPPM-only with jazz guitar music e.g. at 0645, until RNA Brasília finally cut on at *0659 rather than the usual 20+ minutes earlier, overtaking the frequency but XEPPM still capable of rumble-hetting the Amazonians.

6105, XEMQ Mérida in the clear with no het, Nov 11 at 0703 with peppy music, fading up and down, believe heard `Candela` ID thrown in over music at 0707. At 0711 live DJ came on with phone number, for requests? Mentioned Valladolid, another town in Yucatán. Then excitedly assured us thrice the time was 1:13, even tho it was only 0712. Did not want to bother to pin down off-frequency at this time, but at next check 1435 the Chinese on 6105 had the usual het from approx. 6104.8.

According to B-09 schedules, the clearest times for XEMQ, i.e. no major broadcasters on 6105, are: 0600-0800 (or 0745 or 0815 depending on day of week and when TWR opens from Nauen), 1130-1200, 1300-1400, 0000-0300. These times are totally fortuitous, as HFCC members care nothing about protecting little stations like this, even if, off-frequency, they can at least impose an annoying het on the big guns.

See Aoki list. That is, disregarding Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay which are inactive or too weak, far away to matter much, and Costa Rica which has been gone for years. Of course, circa midday as well for those who are close enough and when extracontinental QRM is not propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. RNZI is working on resolving the collision on 6170, but meanwhile it continues, Nov 11 at 1406 with local weather from National Radio, but cut off the air at 1407-1410, making it easier to hear VOR in Chinese. Meanwhile, nothing on alternate 7440. By 1436, VOR was about all one could hear on 6170 even with NZ on. At 1459 check on 6170, nothing but VOR IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Instead of blasting away as usual, the Buzzing Service of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was relatively weak on 15435, Nov 11 at 1511, measured only S9+8 at 1523 as the Arabic underneath was almost readable by comparison. But all signals from the region were weakened today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI usually has good clear modulation on 9955, but Nov 11 at 0625 I noticed the Wire Light women conversing were both somewhat distorted, maybe an input rather than output problem; the carrier remained stable. Since it`s UT Wednesday, WRMI was on the NW antenna, audiblizing it here with the coöperation of the MUF and the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Nice low-sun but full-daylight X-band opening, Nov 10 at 2100 UT, with KQWB, West Fargo ND on 1660 way over classical from Kansas City. Legal ID also mentioning ESPN, but for news it`s CNN. On caradio ergo nondirexional antenna; XERF 1570 was in at the same time from the opposite direxion; see MEXICO. Omaha was also in on 1620 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 11680 via CUBA tuned in at 1458 Nov 11, RNV CI giving Apartado 3979 address, seemed like closing transmission, but not supposed to be on in the 14-15 hour. Continued past 1500, so apparently the next scheduled transmission was turned on early; at 1505 stirring up war hysteria in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. Checking R. Tirana`s 2100 English Nov 11: 9895 very poor with flutter, opening with transmission schedule; // 7520 inaudible under some bubbly QRM, nor was Farda. This was apparently of local origin as I was hearing the same mess every 50 kHz down at least to 7170 and up to 7570+. At least I sure hope it was local.

That was on the portable, perhaps too close to a neighbor`s house. On the main rig FRG-7, 24 hours later, no such problems. Nov 12 at 2101, 9895 was poor but readable with transmission schedule, the main problem being overload from WWCR way up on 9980. // 7520 had better signal at fair level, with Farda via Sri Lanka underneath but annoying, producing a rippling SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. Now I`ve heard everything: CBC`s RCI interfering co-channel with CBC`s CKZU Vancouver 6160: Nov 12 at 1358 the RCI IS alternating English and French IDs on top of the frequency but the rippling SAH caused by Vancouver being a couple dekaHertz off. Had to monitor 8GAL at 1400, but recheck at 1401 found 6160 in Chinese, site? 1459 RCI IS audible again instead of CKZU. The 14-15 hour is scheduled as RCI Mandarin via Kimjae, KOREA SOUTH, 100 kW non-direxional. But I bet it is also capable of ruining CKZU`s reception even in remote parts of target area BC. Did it even occur to RCI`s frequency planners that this might present a problem? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 12 at 1351: just barely audible on 9000, inaudible on 8400, 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. After R. Nikkei is done with 6055, latest at 1400, else is to be heard: Nov 12 at 1404 something in Vietnamese, I thought, but Cambodian is scheduled from CRI via Nanning. I can normally tell them apart if I pay attention a bit longer. Strangely, R. Liberty in Turkmen via Thailand is also scheduled on 6055 from 1400, but no sign of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, Nov 12: at 1405 on 5075-5125, and same rate/pitch also on 4025-4075. A different higher pitch and faster rate on 4565-4645 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Looking for anything but Spanish from RHC, Nov 11 at 2109, but only // Spanish to be heard on 13790, 13770, 11800, 11760, 11730, 9660, 6110, something about Nov 11 the anniversary of a XIX Century Cuban historical event. No signals audible on 17660 or 17705.

Sometimes 6060 stays on the air past 0700 in English, but not Nov 12: at 0722 it plus // 6120, 6140 and 6150 all in Spanish.

DentroCuban noise jamming again on 11600, much stronger than yesterday, at 1608 vs no known target. Why, o why? Possibly 11600 is in use at some other daypart by some hostile broadcaster, or another total screwup at the DCJC, wasting megawatts despite a severe energy crisis in Cuba, according to Raúl himself. Turn off your air conditioners and refrigerators, but keep these running! Don`t you believe RHC`s façade as a friendly station.

Nov 12 at 2035, strong transmitter on 13790 running open carrier, and still such at 2044, while weaker 13770 was in Spanish programming. As was 9660, the latter quite distorted. The 11760 transmitter is now in its ninth day of not producing two dozen dirty spurs.

Non-Spanish found on one frequency, 11770, at 2037 lexuring in Arabic about José Martí (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, Nov 12 at 1420 spanning 13955-13980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [and non]. HCJB DRM noise still audible 15275-15280-15285, Nov 11 at 2055 check, and also Nov 12. To be closed down Nov 15. Does that mean the last transmission will be Nov 14, or 15? And what about Portuguese on 11920 after 00 UT closing Nov 15? Does that mean last broadcast is UT Nov 14, 15 or 16? Or rather, smoothly transitioning to CVC Chile site.

Roger Stubbe at HCJB HQ Colorado Springs noted our reports that their Arabic program had been replaced by VTC fill music loop on 12025 at 2100-2145 via Sackville, surprising since they had been sending their programs to VTC and assumed they were outgoing. He got on them and had it fixed on Nov 11; after a few minutes of open carrier vying with lite CODAR, I heard Arabic starting at 2100, upcut in progress? But soon with YL ID starting ``Huna Idha`at al-Akbar. . .``

Checked again 24 hours later on Nov 12: 12025 cut on a few sex before 2100, then again seems like JIP opening announcement, and this time I caught the last two words in the long ID, ``. . .fi Mauritaniya``, but still missing the middle ones.

Roger Stubbe says this is HCJB`s own ministry; they just don`t use the meaningless Roman letters in that context. His full explanation of what happened with VTC in upcoming DXLD 9-080 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR GOS, 9690 to SE Asia, Nov 12 at 1346 was giving program summary for the rest of the broadcast, times both in IST and UT. Do they really think `overseas` listeners really need to be confused by times given in India`s wacky zone out of step with the rest of the world? Anyhow, since GOS does not publish any program schedules on paper or on the web (that I have been able to find), this is the only way to put together a program schedule.

Would those who listen frequently please copy all this down over a week`s period, in UT only and send it along. They probably do the same at a certain daily time in the other transmissions. Listeners` Choice followed at 1348, i.e. music requests. Good signal, better than usual, with some hum. Considerably weaker at 1455 with GOS of AIR ID and final news summary.

The AIR Aligarh blobmess Nov 12 at 1357 covered more than usual, 9460 to 9490, including Australia on 9475, but peaked about 9460 rather than nominal 9470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. Galei Tsahal varies further downward away from the 15790 station, a good thing, Nov 12 at 1425 measured on 15782.6 with a slow song, not recognized but lyrix I think in English; modulation a bit rough and carrier slightly unstable. 1429 to Hebrew announcement, ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9780 good with Japanese YL over piano music, Nov 12 at 1605; she sounds sad, no doubt because speaking of abductees in this Furusato no Kaze broadcast per Aoki, via Tainan, Taiwan, 250 kW at 45 degrees so also USward. No giggling here! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. V. of Mesopotamia, 11530, Nov 12 at 1440 with neat Kurdish music of which they play a lot; fair signal but splatter from WEWN 11550. This TDP transmission per HFCC is 300 kW, 129 degrees via Simferopol`, Ukraine, the cover site for the real one as in Aoki, Mykolaiv (a.k.a. Nikolayev in Russian), 32-14E, 46-49N (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. Just tuned 21525, RN via Bonaire, in time to hear a few notes of closing music until 2057* Nov 11 and know that reception the preceding hour would have been quite good. English at 21-23 would be more convenient for me, but can`t have everything. // 11655 via Madagascar stayed on a while longer with open carrier, but not very interesting. Next day after 2030 Nov 12, however, 21525 was not so solid, while 11655 was quite good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. Happy Station on WRMI, Thu Nov 12 at 1600+, heard on webcast, but could have been heard on 9955: Keith Perron said all the extra repeats of HS on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday are of the 1600 edition, not the different 0200 UT Thursday edition. Except, next week Nov 19, all airings will carry the David Monson interview. Keith also said the 0200 broadcast this week explains why he doesn`t like Arnie Coro, still living in the Cold War pre-1989. Access:


** NIGERIA. 15120, VON with ID in English at 2029 Nov 12, but badly squeezed between WYFR on 15115 and REE/Costa Rica on 15125, not to mention another WYFR on 15130. It would take tight selectivity to read VON clearly.

Frequency management in action: NO signals at all from 15135 to 15185, which means they could have been in the clear with no co- or adjacent-channel QRM on 15140, 15145, 15150, 15155, 15160, 15165, 15170, 15175, or 15180. What frequency management? Nigeria does not participate in HFCC, so they are lucky not to have something directly on top of them on 15120. VON has always used 15120 and nothing but 15120 on 19m and that`s good enough for them, inconceivable to go anywhere else.

Wolfgang Büschel suggests that my unID DRM 15115-15120-15125 Nov 11 at 1525 might have been Abuja testing a new DRM-capable transmitter; which no doubt will solve all their problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. The Buzzing Service of the KSA, again heard on 11785, Nov 12 at 1413, producing some QRM to NHK 11780 in English via UK. This buzz not strong and not heard every day on this Riyadh-listed frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. RTI Japanese service on 9735, Nov 12 at 1345 was quite strong, but overmodulating and splattering down to 9700; soon the splatter moderated but still overmod on fundamental. The sporadic spurs on 9730 and 9740 were not noted this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. VOA is at it again --- interfering with itself. Nov 11 at 2056 I find a large open carrier on 15580. It could have been on from 5 to 10 minutes earlier. That`s Greenville about to start its only hour of VOA English on this frequency. But VOA English runs on 15580 from 14 to 22 with six transmitter site changes in eight hours (plus a beam change from the same site), so there could well be many more instances of this on 15580 and many other frequencies, as VOA abuts many transmissions from different sites on same frequency.

In this case it`s Iranawila, Sri Lanka, which had been running the previous hour of English, also to Africa, from the other worldside. I could barely imagine hearing VOA audio underneath the carrier, but in target Africa the situation should be quite different with more equal signal levels from the two.

I had other stuff to monitor around hourtop so did not note when GB-15580 started modulating with YDD sign-on or not, but the carrier alone is problem enough, and by 2103 VOA news was in progress.

Checked 15580 again 24 hours later on Nov 12: at tune-in 2027 the strong Greenville carrier was already on, but broke for less than a minute, off again at 2031. Next check at 2047 it was on again and stayed on until 2100 programming.

This is worse than what was happening for months on 17585 between Greenville and Botswana at 1430, until toward the end of A-09, after our repeated complaints they finally got their act together to coordinate the switchover without overlapping for a few minutes.

How long will it take this time to drop carrier immediately (DCI) and then crash-start (CS) from the next transmitter?

R. Martí, Greenville, 15330, Nov 12 at 1433 extremely strong and splattering plus/minus 20 kHz. Could barely detect DentroCuban jamming underneath. But is it that good in the Free Territory? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH with huge signal as occasionally happens presumably tnx to off-season HF-only sporadic-E opening, Nov 11 at 2105. Enough to bring with it distorted spur circa 17920, no definite carrier; the match on 17630 however was no match for RFI Spanish via Guiana French.

But next morning, Nov 12 at 1612, 17775 is even stronger and both spurs were audible, consisting of noise, whine, and bits of modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGET)

** U S A. 21640, weak, fading non-Arabic signal at 1617 Nov 12. Saudi is off by 1500, so this is WHRI scheduled 87 degrees to Africa.

BTW, FCC confirms that WHRA in Maine is permanently off the air. WHR website now labels ``Angel 5`` as another WHRI unit. Yet this page still claims this ``WHRI`` is in Greensbush, Maine! I also see that current WHRI listings by FCC do not show the azimuths WHRA employed as recently as A-09, such as 75 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, WINB, VG Nov 12 at 2033 with the unmistakable mumbling of convicted sex-offending, child-marrying evangelist Tony Alamo, accusing Dr Phil of lying about him, re having guns in the compound; and blessing God anyway for whatever happens to him. Like finally being sentenced Friday Nov 13, after numerous delays per

The WINB schedule shows him on thrice weekdaily: 8 am, 11 am, 3 pm ET = 1400, 1700, 2000 UT; the first one on 9265. WINB has shown no signs of dropping this criminal, like WWCR did as soon as he was convicted last July. Will they now after Nov 13? If they read this, would it convince them?


** U S A [and non]. WBCQ, 9330-CUSB, with hard rock music, Nov 12 at 2051, stronger than // 7415 which seemed to have some co-channel QRM under, China? Unfortunately, I missed checking before 2030 to confirm whether or not new WORLD OF RADIO 1486 was airing on both frequencies this time again. Next chances to hear it on WBCQ are UT Fri 0100 on 5110, Mon 2300 on 7415.

IRRS advises us that they are changing immediately from 7290 to 6170 for the weekend 19-21 UT broadcast, so look for WORLD OF RADIO there Saturday at 1900. 6170 does appear to have a clear shot during these two hours only, tho flanked by Croatia and Brother Scare; that should be an improvement over co-channel Russia on 7290, and adjacents China on 7285, 7295 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALASKA. 6890, KNLS, Nov 13 at 1417, P-F signal but no QRM here, praise music; 1419 admitting that 15% of today`s Americans profess no religious belief and proceeding to attack Deism, as illogical: since the Bible tells us that God created the world, how could he have lost interest? Or something equally illogical. 1422 back to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BELGIUM. If it`s 9970, it must be RTBF, VG signal Nov 14 at 0805 with news in French about Guantánamo, diabetes, M&W alternating. As a non-native speaker, it seemed to me their French was perfectly Parisian, a delight to listen to. But is there really a Belgian accent easily discernible to the French French? Probably, but not to be used on the radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 13 at 1433: nothing on 8400, 9000 but good on 10210. Around 1530 Nov 14: none of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17710, CRI English at 0737 Nov 14 with Heartbeat, fair signal. Not something you would expect to hear in the nightmiddle from Beijing site aimed 193 degrees. 19m was also hopping with Eurasian signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11600, no DentroCuban jamming at 1514 Nov 13, unlike the past two days. Perhaps they found out about this mistake from my previous reports and quickly fixed it, but that would be uncharacteristic.

11760, Nov 14 at 0734, VG in Spanish with MUF way up. RHC now in the eleventh day of not producing two dozen spurs from this frequency.

Three 49m channels // Spanish at 0746 Nov 14, but with progressively worse modulation. Clearest wideband on 6150, middling on 6140 and narrowband audio on 6120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475, playing ``Return to Sender``, I think originalversion by Elvis, lyrix in English, Nov 13 at 0616. Can this be Voice of Greece? Yes, // 9420, and soon followed by announcement in Greek.

12105 with Greek music, Nov 14 at 0734, fair signal and not // 9420. 0749 still Greek music. This hour is supposed to be in English, relay of the MW service R. Filia, but what good is it if they are just going to keep playing Greek music? Perhaps filling out hour starting with BBC relay earlier. At 0800, 12105 went into French YL. I wonder if that is really from Athens, or relaying RFI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR 9470 Aligarh blobmess, Nov 13 at 1435 covering 9455-9465, bothering Russian KFBS on 9465, but not bothering the China radio war on 9450.

Nov 14 did not check until 1519 when signals were weaker, but believe the blob was still residing around 9460 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750, RRI Makassar, Nov 13 at 1404, instead of news on the hour, phone conversation with laughing between M in studio and W on phone; fair signal this late.

VOI, 9525.9, still on the air in English at 1520 Nov 14, ID and slogan ``sound of dignity``, fair signal and modulation, atop the het from something on 9525.0. By 1558 could only hear the het, presumably from CRI English via Kashgar, East Turkistan at 15-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Shiokaze via JSR Japan, fair and clear Friday Nov 13 at 1411, M narrative about abduxions in the 1970s, no piano music now. Hard to understand English due to heavy accent, a marked difference with its neighbor NHKWNRJ on 5955, the robotic W newscaster and her too-precise enunciation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. XEQM, 6104.8, best yet and totally in the clear at 0639 Nov 13 with hyper DJ, inserting ``Candela`` ID over music, and then fast 12:42 timecheck. Phone number for requests, apparently with birthday greetings; slogan ``la más grande`` instead of ``la mayor``. Some distortion as modulating too hard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. I don`t know whether it was audible earlier, but at 1515 Nov 14, could not hear any RNZI on 6170, just a barely audible carrier. Nor on 7440. Nor at 1601 could I hear RNZI on either, with 7440 also squeezed by ChiComs on both sides. RNZI off the air or just not propagating?

Checked at 1801 UT Nov 14, website says: ``Schedule Change from 12 November 2009. 11 Nov, 2009 19:15 UTC: 6170 (AM) and 7440 (DRM) kHz new early morning frequency for Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue and Tonga``

No time, but looking elsewhere for the schedule, that refers to 1551-1750 UT. What it really means is that DRM and AM frequencies have been swapped during this time period, so not really applicable to the 6170 collision with Russia at 13-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. Since it`s a weekend, we get a strong RDPI morning signal on 15560 aimed 300 degrees USward, Sat Nov 14 at 1554. Trouble is, the fado was being marred by squeal and distorted modulation. Also audible on // 15520 much weaker, and longpath echo. The latter is also on weekends only (unless there is a weekday futebol game), 144 degrees oppositeward. Never mind those: good modulation and good signal on 21655 at 1606 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11785, Buzzing service again audible but poorly Nov 13 at 1444. I wonder if this is same Riyadh transmitter which used to buzz on 21505 until 1500, and therefore the latter is off, or off earlier than before? Anyhow I have not been able to hear both at same time. After 1500, 15435 is still the address for this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SIERRA LEONE [non]. I am rarely monitoring so late, but after hearing BBC on 13820 Nov 14 at 0729, it was time to check for Cotton Tree News at 0730 on 11875. Nothing there at first, but when I retuned a few dekaseconds after 0730, there it was in English news with very heavy accent, QRM de WEWN on 11870. But why would he mention ``Chilean`` several times? O, I get it: that`s how the announcer pronounces ``Sierra Leone``. Would seem to need some dixion lessons, unless everybody says it that way, and who am I to criticize the SL dialect?

At 0733, ``This news is coming to you from CTN`` (just the abbreviation). Next check at 0752 two women were conversing, with even heavier accents, or was it the local language, or a mixture? I certainly heard some English words now and then. They were still going at 0800* sharp when transmission cut off abruptly, no closing, sign-off or goodybe until tomorrow. I suspect the start at *0730 was just as abrupt. After all this time, the studio and transmitter are still unable to coördinate, or have no concept of how to open and close a radio program. The transmitter being VTC Rampisham UK, so my getting Ascension just before it on 13820 was not really a tipoff to a nightmiddle European opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 13820, BBCWS in English at 0729 Nov 14 plugging Have Your Say, surprisingly good signal from a band usually dead at this hour, but even 15 MHz had lots of signals on it. A-index the day before was 74, slightly up from the doldrums, K-index at 06 was 1, and at 09 was 2. 13820 is Ascension at 07-08, 250 kW, 55 degrees. So I check for SIERRA LEONE [non], q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7215, SW Asian language at 1426 Nov 13 with English clips, website starting www. and ending .org, but missed the middle. Clear except for ham SSB ACI on the hi side, seems news after 1430. Aoki says: R. Liberty in Tajik, 14-15, 250 kW, 348 degrees from Sri Lanka, USward.

15205, VOA English, discussion of Hasan cut off abruptly at 1458*. It seems Washington is still having a hard time coordinating with transmitter sites, or more likely does not even try. This is Lampertheim, GERMANY, supposedly scheduled 1400-1500, 100 kW, 92 degrees. 15205 used to be a prime VOA channel for hours and hours, but now it`s shared with DW, CRI, Saudi. And the powers that be want to cut VOA English even further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI has degraded audio, 9955 with VG S9+20 signal but distorted during R. Praga in Spanish at 0739 Nov 14. The same plus hum at 0804 with Antonio Buitrago of REE`s DX program discussing DRM. I think that was originally on several weeks ago, but now part of Frecuencia al Día. Carrier is also slightly unstable. Likewise during R. Prague in English at 1523, no jamming audible. But at 1559 WRMI`s own problem masked by DentroCuban jamming as Zion Fellowship was ending, 1600 DX Partyline starting.

Jeff White is aware of the problem and says it`s not the transmitter but a $3500 tube which should be replaced Sunday afternoon. Well, the modulator is part of the transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9585, fair signal Nov 15 at 0045 ``para Brasil e o mundo, os milagres de deus``. It would be miraculous if they could give the correct time, instead as ``22:43`` at 0046. This being CBN, originally R. Globo, São Paulo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15385 with CNR1 echo-jamming plus other noise, SAH, all to prevent the Voice of America, in Mandarin via Tinang, Philippines, being heard by the oppressed Chinese people, who if they knew the truth might rise up and overthrow their Communist masters, who obviously don`t have any confidence they would be chosen in free elexions, Nov 14 at 0013 and same at 0054 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, Marfil Estéreo with ID as soon as I intuned, Nov 15 at 0035, ``sólo éxitos``, which seems hyperbole as they`ve got to work in the evangelism somehow. Good signal in the clear; in fact, looking over the schedules, it seems that 5910 is pretty clear for 1 kW HJDH all night 2300-1200 except for Romania at 0100-0300. What luck, as Colombia para Cristo does not participate in HFCC, and you`d think this `open` frequency would be pounced on by more of the big boys (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Altho not jamming VOA on 5890, 9885, the DentroCuban Jamming Command was all-out against Radio República on 9810, Nov 15 at 0021 mixing rather equally, which is still unacceptable. See also USA : WRMI, VOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15640, F-G Nov 15 at 0015 with Strine-accented reporter in English interviewing Italians about aftermath of Aquila earthquake. And at 0053 about new shopping center in Prague. Since it`s not // RA 17715 or BBC Singapore 15335, it must be --- DW! Yes, 00-01 via Pet/Kam, Russia, 250 kW, 247 degrees, but audible well enough way over here, something the DW PTB did not count on when they decided to cut off North American SWLs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** INDIA. Noise blob centered on 9455, Nov 14 at 2142, perhaps AIR Aligarh, altho I was not hearing 9425 or 9445 at this time.

4880, Nov 15 at 0026 music and some talk with heavy fading, uncertain language, weaker aside the Brazilian clash on 4885. 0032 had some 2-way SSB QRM. By next check 0050 had faded to JBA carrier. Only fit is AIR Lucknow which signs on at 0025, and then fades into the sunlight. Lucknow is between Aligarh and Gorakhpur near the western end of Nepal.

6155, Nov 15 at 0039 S Asian singing, with tabla, good atop fast SAH of a weaker station. AIR Urdu service via Bangalore, 0015-0430, 500 kW, 330 degrees so penetrating slightly further than Pakistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. As I previously figured, 6105 itself is free of QRM in the early evening, so XEMQ Mérida was also clear on 6104.8 Nov 15 at 0037 with music in Spanish. But as I also previously figured, Habana`s new 6110 is a big adjacent problem, at first somewhat evitable by offtuning low, but at 0056 RHC was splattering too much even in talk rather than music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9525, UT Sunday Nov 15 at 0043 playing Stravinsky. Nice and rare to hear some serious classical music on SW. Only fit is RRI Spanish service via Galbeni. If the outdated program sked on their site is still correct, it`s the second show on Saturdays, Horizonte Cultural Rumano (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAINT HELENA. Radio Saint Helena Day, 2009y, 11092.5-USB --- I heard it, but it was totally unsatisfying, mostly inaudible. Fortunately, last year and others were much better, and QSLed, so the novelty is wearing off, anyway.

Started monitoring at 2000 UT Nov 14, but as I dozed during my nap, no trace of it thru 2150, just the ute on the low side (fax idling?), and occasional other types of ute QRM, such as two beeps every 16 seconds, bits of CW; at 0024 running-water overriding everything, but briefly.

At 2134 I checked BBC Ascension, 12095, the nearest geographically and frequencially, found it only fair with flutter fading. If that`s the best we can expect from the South Atlantic, with 250x the power and many times the antenna gain, not surprising RSH is not making it.

However, next check at 2220 on a different receiver/antenna setup, RSH was just barely audible, bits of music. 2254 sounded like a sea chanty; singing, anyway (Mick Delmage, Alberta says a pirate interrupted at this very moment). 2312, mostly music. Later could catch a few occasional words: 2358, `thank you very much`; UT Nov 15: 0003 mention Jamestown; 0005 Japan? 0006 very familiar romantic tenor tune I am trying to name.

During the final hour I knew I would be spending my time better by bandscanning for lots of other stations rather than straining to hear a few more words from RSH, but checked it occasionally. 0024 about the same barely audible reception; 0030 even weaker; 0041 JBA music; 0058 very poor going from talk to music, maybe GSTQ at wrapup. The final sesquihour was allegedly toward NAm.

This was so marginal, that any way to increase gain was necessary, so tried various combinations of receivers and antennas. What I really need is a log-periodic. There were no detectable changes at the publicized antenna rotation times of 2100, 2200 or 2330. However, at 2301 it either went off briefly, or local noise level went up.

The signal was so weak that I had a hard time zeroing in on it, with no carrier as a guide; finally picked a spot on the DX-398 40-Hz fine-tuning between 11092 and 11093 and stuck to it.

Anyway, tnx to everyone for their trouble in putting this on again, no doubt a treat for those who could hear it better or for the first time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. VOA Spanish check vs DentroCuban jamming, UT Nov 15: at 0020 both 9885 and stronger 5890 were playing jazz, no jamming audible. At 0052, Club de Oyentes show was giving full postal address of a Brazilian listener for many years, who must be resigned to Spanish instead of Portuguese (tho he could get the VOA African service in Luso if he tried). Still no jamming heard on 5890. See also CUBA [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Altho Cuba jams WRMI during countless hours while in English or non-exile Spanish, Nov 15 at 0022 a poor signal on 9955 was discussing Cuba, but no jamming. WRMI program grid as of Nov 1 at the DXLD yahoogroup files shows 0000-0030 UT Sunday is La Voz de la Asociación, among several other Saturday-evening exile programs. Association of what? It`s missing from the website list of programs at which now has a lot of info about various shows, including some photos of participants, altho not all the times have been updated. Jeff White explains: ``It's the Association of Veterans of the 2506 Brigade (Bay of Pigs). Just started recently`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Thought I would check the WBCQ 7415 webstream and see if anything is on it now that 7415 itself is off the air Saturday at 2215 when Marion`s Attic used to air. Yes, what else but Brother Scare! As if he didn`t have enough platforms. Better check 7415 to see if it is really off the air --- yes it is, at 2220, but ZD7 is becoming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [and non]. 11605, Nov 15 at 0017 with nasty mix of Brazilian and Asian language, audible het of some 200 Hz. At next check 0046, just Brazilian alone closing program with ``ciao, até o próximo sábado``, and then folk music. That is VOR via GUIANA FRENCH.

The Asian is RFA Vietnamese via TAIWAN: schedule fits, ending at 0030. I was thinking jamming was in play, but maybe just a typically off-frequency Taiwan transmitter, a menace to any on-frequency outlets even from the other worldside (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 15: at 1425 nothing on 8400, very poor on 9000; did not check 10210 until 1458 when it was best, i.e. merely poor with heavy flutter.

Nov 16 at 1415, good but heavy flutter on 8400 and 9000, fair on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC 11760 at 0643 UT Monday Nov 16, Pedro Sedano`s monthly report on En Contacto, the DX program again heard at an unscheduled time, apparently unknown even to its hosts. He was giving the schedule for Radio Monaco (coastal station relays of commercial FM station), pronouncing French addresses as if they were Castilian and then spelling them out, including info @

Then about threats to R. Praga, RVi already off SW, LV de Turquía Spanish schedule, apparently incorrect; see TURKEY. His segment ran until 0650, then various mailbag items and comments from Manolo & Malena until over at 0656, so started circa 0641. The 25m RHC signal continues to inboom in the nightmiddle.

Now it`s hammering rather than phoneringing in the background of RHC programming: Nov 16 at 0707, one frequency, 6060, continued in prolonged English, while 6120, 6140 and 6150 were in Spanish. Edward ``Ed Newman`` Hasse ignored the hammering as any good announcer must do when there is no alternative. There was also CCI on 6060, most likely SRDA Curitiba, Brasil, slightly off-frequency, which should have been clearly audible absent RHC.

11760 is now in its thirteenth day of not producing two dozen spurs, Nov 16, but other anomalies are upshowing. At 1456 I was barely hearing RHC Spanish on 11790, not a spur from distorted 11800. The most obvious explanation would be a leapfrog of 11730 over 11760, but 11790 stayed on during a transmission break at 1459 on 11760; and besides, 11730 and 11760 had been an echo apart from the different transmitter sites. A few minutes earlier could also hear RHC circa 11495, did not measure, but not accompanied by spurs every 50-55 kHz from there to 11760, so 11495 may have been receiver overload.

At 1504, on 13770 RHC Spanish could hear CRI English underneath, mixing in from the 13740 transmitter. This is not usually the case. On 13710, the leapfrog of 13770 over 13740, could hear both English and Spanish in addition to the victim Saudi Arabia in Arabic, with a variable SAH circa 5 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 15605, Nov 16 at 1613 news in English, report from David Page on a group of models being misled (kidnapped?) in Rome to hear an anti-Christian lexure about Islam by visiting leader-of-the-revolution Muammar Q`daffy, and they were denied refreshments until he was finished! A perfect story for Mr Page to convey. This is the only frequency left for RFI`s once-ubiquitous English hour at 1600, ex-sesquihour. Fairly good, but bothered by WEWN 15610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. AIR Aligarh blob Nov 15 at 1428: right on top of R. Australia 9475 and also reaching into adjacent channels. Is Nigel Holmes of RA aware of this? Still atop RA next day Nov 16 at 1448 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [non]. 15785, ponderous preacher in Arabic, Nov 16 at 1612, i.e. WYFR which uses this frequency only at 1600-1645, but no sign of Galei Tsahal anywhere from 15780 to 15790. However, propagation not so good on 19m, as nothing from Greece or Saudi either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 7140 with declamatory Korean talk, Nov 16 at 0705, poor signal but clear, no QRhaM at the moment, to one of the last holdout intruders in the 40m band, VOK, still using it 00-04 and 07-13 per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, XEPPM in the clear at 0631 Nov 15 with music, but by next check 0637, Brasília was on and overriding it. They should at least wait until 0700 as sometimes happens (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-SSB, Nov 15 at 1414 first-person narrative of Al Weiner about his `free speech radio`` experiences. Except it wasn`t his voice, and this pirate messed around with the recording, inserting `consecutive translations` in double-speed spacey gibberish, bits of backward speech, slowed down, speeded up, etc. Mentioned more than once ``25th of May 2007, up here in northern Maine``. Anyone get an ID on this one? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11785, BuzzSKSA, Nov 16 at 1452, still audible weakly at 1457. A few sesquiminutes after 1500 buzz audible on 15435 but much weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. There is a lot of confusion about VOT`s schedule, at least in Spanish. On RHC`s En Contacto Nov 16, Pedro Sedano gave it as 0200-0255 on 9410, 9650, 1500-1555 on 7335.

But the DX Mix News Bulgaria version archived at says of the second (really the first) transmission, to Europe: ``1730-1825 on 9495, not 1500-1555 on 7335``. I believe that DX Mix News issued a first version with lots of errors in it, which were quickly corrected in a second version, thus the `not` annotation, and probably there never was a Spanish broadcast at 1500 on 7335.

After a lot of hunting thru the SW-user-unfriendly TRT website, I found their Spanish schedule page,

Trouble is, it is labeled A-09 with the corresponding dates for that, expiring 25 Oct 2009:

9495 17:30-18:30 500 DSB

9410 02:00-03:00 500 DSB

9650 02:00-03:00 500 DSB

Trouble is, the 0200 time is appropriate for winter, not summer when it is one UT hour earlier on different frequencies, so is this really the B-09 schedule? Probably. But I have not confirmed any of it by monitoring, the ultimate answer. Checked 9495 at 1813 Nov 16, but no reception, inconclusive.

Then brought up webstream also used for English at other hours,

After Turkish music, multi-lingual ID filler began at 1820 which takes almost two minutes to complete, one after another; 1822 Spanish announcement and news headlines, so the 1730 time is confirmed and finally 9495 was announced for this transmission, also at 02 on 9650, 9410; into piano-variations IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WINB proves that there is at least one SW station where it does not matter if you have been convicted of child sexual abuse and sentenced to 175 years. You may still pretend to evangelize on the air! Nov 16 at 1603, gospel music into the mumblings of Bernie Lazar Hoffmann a.k.a. ``Tony Alámo`, on 13570. At least the signal was quite distorted, WINB hinting at their displeasure? No way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. ONE time for DXing with Cumbre on SW from WHRI has now been reconfirmed: Sunday 1200 on 9410. Nov 15 at quick 1222 check there was Chris, Lobdell with his pirate report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Considering the dozen transmitters running simultaneously at Okeechobee, it`s remarkable how little interaxion we hear among them. But Nov 16 at 0640, the Italian on 9355 had Camping audible clearly underneath. It might have been a voice-over translation, but don`t think so as M&W were alternating in unrelated talk. It might have been receiver overload, but no signal on 9680, 9715 was in Spanish, and the only YFR English channel on the band, 9985, was not strong enough to do that. The crosstalk on 9355 remained audible despite attenuation and detuning of preselector (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, WRMI much weaker than usual during R. Prague English relay at 1509 Nov 16, not enough to overcome jamming. Was wanting to check whether the new modulator tube had been installed, upfixing the previous distortion, but hard to tell now. On SSE rather than NW antenna? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** URUGUAY [non]. Horacio Nigro reports that Radio Sarandí was active 24 hours on 6045 as of Nov 12-13, so I had hi hopes of hearing it after KBS Spanish via Sackville was finished at 0700 Nov 16. Instead, at 0710 heard instead weak Korean talk. KBS is using 6045 another hour, this time via Skelton! Looks as if 6045 should be clear after 0800; just cross your fingers that superpower XEXQ does not make a comeback too, confusing things (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9590, RA around 1515 Nov 17 during Asia-Pacific news roundup, heard attribution to an ``Australia Network`` correspondent; what`s that? The latest name for the TV external service equivalent of ABC`s RA: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 17 at 1415: 8400 poor, 9000 fair, 10210 poor, and on the edge of OTH radar pulses 10190-10215, unusual. Since these were of the 25-kHz-bandwidth variety, probably Cyprus rather than China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9565, surprised to hear Cuban music, Nov 17 at 1555, poor signal and not // RHC or R. Martí, tho the latter uses 9565 later. No DentroCuban jamming either at this early hour! Listening carefully for announcement at 1559: it`s in Chinese, 1600 open carrier and then off. So, what else, it must be CRI Turkish service as scheduled via ALBANIA. Tho also at 15-16 is scheduled RFI in Vietnamese via Taiwan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC check Nov 17 at 0643: this time 6140 in English but much weaker than // 6060 and 6010. 6150 and 6120 in Spanish. 11760 also audible in Spanish, now in its fourteenth day of not producing two dozen spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 10190-10215, OTH radar pulses Nov 17 at 1415, presumed from here, interfering slightly with Chinese Firedrake on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. Noted weak signals talking in unID not // languages on 7110 and 7165, Nov 17 at 1418. These intruders no doubt R. Ethiopia, Addis Ababa on 7110; and on 7165 either Addis or Asmera, ERITREA, in the HOA radio war I cannot sort out; probably long-path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh distortion blob centered on 9460 Nov 17 at 1425, so RA 9475 gets a respite.

AIR VBS via Bengaluru, 9870, as usual with much better signal than National Channel on 9425, Nov 17 at 1427 at S9+20 with fluttery music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. 15783.2, fair signal but undermodulated music, Nov 17 at 1440, no doubt Galei Tsahal which varies around here, so still going tho unheard 22.5 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [non]. Checked too late Nov 17 for XEPPM on 6185; RNA BRAZIL already on covering it at 0634, // 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAKISTAN [non]. 9390, Nov 17 at 1423, heard Radio Pakistan mentioned twice; unusual to hear anything in splash from Brother Scare on WWRB 9385. I remember 9390 is a PBC frequency --- but not now! Per Aoki, it`s only at 12-13 in Chinese (so jammed??), while the Urdu at 14-15 is VOA`s R. Aap ki Dunyaa, 250 kW, 283 degrees from Tinang, PHILIPPINES, or is it Biblis, GERMANY, as per EiBi? Quite a disparity, but that`s IBB for you (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [non]. Martien Groot in Netherlands reports presumed Wantok Radio Light Nov 13 at 0739-0802, in the clear on 7324.95 after BBC Arabic off at 0659. That`s a station I still need to log definitely. Forget about it later, as CRI is on 7325 straight thru from 10 to 24 UT (except maybe a few transmission breaks before hourtops??), and CRI English was all I heard at 1421 Nov 17, // 13740 via Cuba a few sex apart. And there are numerous other major stations on 7325 at other times and even while CRI is on. At least RCI is away for B-09. Whatever became of WRL`s frequency-change plans? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 11715, uncertain language with English words here and there, Nov 17 at 1525, over rumbling het, KJES? EiBi reminds us of RVA`s new relay via VATICAN, in Tagalog back to ME:

11715 1500-1600 PHL Radio Veritas Asia TAG ME /CVA

Signal from KJES suddenly jumps up at 1530; see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. A while ago I noted that what would have been VOR`s best frequency in English to NAm before 0700, 9840, had co-channel QRM from R. Rossii, which incredibly is also on 9840 at 0500-0800. Now it`s the other way round, with the Russian-language service way over what can be traced of VOR in English, Nov 17 at 0638. What were they thinking? VOR is 250 kW, 70 degrees from Pet/Kam, while RR is 250 kW, 260 degrees from a Moscow site. Perhaps the problem is not so acute in Alaska or Oregon targets? VOR`s other frequency, 9855, 250 kW, 50 degrees from Vladivostok, is always weaker than 9840 and no alternative here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9570, Nov 17 at 1539 string quartet until finale of movement or work at 1543. Great to hear such classical music, so kudos to R. Blágovest, but no tnx for no back-announcement identifying it; right into bells and ID in Russian, 1544 mentioned New York, talk, sermon? 1553 bells and ID again, good S9+18 signal, more IS until 1555:45*. This is via RVA, PHILIPPINES, 250 kW, 331 degrees per Aoki, but supposed to last until 1557 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11785, buzz transmitter stronger than usual, Nov 17 at 1433, but only audio audible underneath it is Chinese, i.e. CRI via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN. I have yet to be able to hear any Arabic along with the buzz to be positive it`s BSKSA, but sounds just like the big buzzes previously heard on 21505 and 15435. 11785 is a known frequency of Riyadh in B-08 per WRTH, and EiBi B-09 now has it:

11785 1000-1700 ARS BSKSA 1 A ME

At 1459 buzz was bothering RNA BRASIL adjacent 11780 as it IDed, and still going at 1502. The biggest buzz usually starts a few minutes before 1500 on 15435, but barely audible today if at all. I would like to hear them both at same time to confirm if there are TWO such transmitters at Riyadh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, Nov 17 at 1605, Arabic dialog mentioning Sudan, 1628 ID like ``Radio Al-Amara``, but 1632 and 1639 amid Arabic each time mentioned ``Sudan Radio Service`` twice, IDs in passing. Good signal but with echo; longpath unlikely at this frequency, so backscatter or at least multipath? Via Sines, PORTUGAL, 15-17, 250 kW, 114 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, Nov 17 at 0639 with Spanish program somewhat atop jamming pulses from the DCJC; at first figured it was Prague, but then talking about Catholic stuff, so Vatican? No, per current schedule it`s a program called El Camino at 0630 UT Tuesdays.

Jeff White informs that the modulator tube was replaced, so audio is back to normal, but temporarily stuck on the SSE antenna only, checking out possible water in the feedline to the NW antenna. That affects the 15-17 UT period, so at 1536 Nov 17 nothing but jamming audible instead of usual WRMI override (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. For the second night, WYFR 9355 with crosstalk from another Okeechobee transmission: Nov 17 at 0635 Italian had Harold Camping clearly audible at somewhat lower audio level, the latter // 9680 and 9985. One would first assume it was receiver overload from the very strong 9680 transmission, except 24 hours earlier 9680 was not on the air and the same was happening.

At 0702 Nov 17, 9355 had changed to Portuguese, and now the underlanguage was Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11780, Nov 17 at 1500 as I was checking out Saudi Buzz on 11785, and also hearing Amazônia on 11780, latter suddenly overridden by AWR theme, ID in English, ``following program is in ----`` but fade. Listed Turkish via AUSTRIA, per Aoki, at 1500-1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. As I was listening to 11785 with RVA via Vatican, Nov 17 at 1530, KJES came on suddenly with ID and usual stuff. Supposedly runs 14-17 with beam changes at each hourtop, not hourbottom. Carrier may have been on before 1530, off-frequency rumble het vs RVA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, nothing audible from WWCR around 1430 Nov 17 but 15825 not either, so no propagation yet? But at 1528, still nothing on 13845, tho 15825 had become audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWRB 9385 often accompanied by noise spurs (or should we call it envelope?), such as Nov 17 at 1601 up to 9400 or more; seems also on lo side but obscured by WTJC 9370. See also PAKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. R. Tirana is still on 6110, Nov 18 at 0030 in Albanian, big collision underneath RHC. Very little signal on // 7425, and at 0130 there is only one frequency for English, 6110, which Cuba is now occupying 18 hours a day for `N, C y S América`, which means a non-direxional antenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 18 at 1433: poor on 8400, nothing audible on 9000 or 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC language usage check Nov 18 at 0620: 6140 in Spanish this time // 6150 and 6120; 6060 and 6010 in English, no phone-ringing or hammering audible at the moment. At 0631, 11760 also with VG signal in Spanish, now in its fifteenth day of not producing two dozen spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also ALBANIA [and non]

** ECUADOR [non]. It`s UT 18 November, so HCJB should have closed down its last major transmitter at Pifo and transferred the Portuguese service on 11920 to relay via CVC Calera de Tango, CHILE. At 0030 there is Portuguese, but not as good as before, now with some flutter. Similar signal from CVC itself in Spanish on 9745. Of course, we`re way off target-Brasil, both from the perspective of Ecuador and Chile. One schedule shows the Brasilian service ending at 0045, but not confirmed, some uncertainty about its duration, from 2300? What about Kulina which had been at 2245? Could not hear HCJB direct on 6050 at 0030, but only checked so far on the portable in the yard. That`s being transferred from Pifo to Pichincha site, still within Ecuador (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. AIR Aligarh distortion blob from `9470` transmitter had varied further upward Nov 18 at 1435, centered about 9502 and extending 9495-9510 or so, covering weak carriers detectable on 9500 and 9505. Per EiBi and Aoki, those would be CNR1 and BBC Hindi via Oman, respectively. Blob weaker but still audible at 1520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, R. Educación, monitored during the all-too-brief QRM-free window Nov 18: at 0619 tune-in no trace of Vatican, just XEPPM with percussion performance featuring vibes, bells, et al. Always something intriguing and unexpected in their free-form eclectic format, anything but ``typical Mexican music``. At *0630:45 the Brasília carrier came on, but could still hear XE under. RNA did not start modulating with its own song overriding DF until 0641, a minute or so after // 11780 cut on with modulation already (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6104.7, XEQM, Nov 18 at 0713, DJ talking on phone with YL, 0716 ``la más grande`` slogan and finally back to song. Atop audible het, from what at this hour? No major stations scheduled on 6105, so maybe one of the other LA`s is active, such as R. Canção Nova, Brasil, which EiBi shows as 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11785 buzz, Nov 18 at 1446 mixing with Chinese, no Arabic audible; at 1522, the usual big buzz on 15435 was only S7, and a trace of same still on 11785 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, Sudan Radio Service, Nov 18 at 1526 hilife music. Just as I was wondering exactly when English is now scheduled, at 1527 on came a PSA in English that only Sudanese citizens are eligible to vote in upcoming elexions, and how to go about registering with passport or other documentation, endorsement by a religious leader, etc. 1528 more music. 1529 non-English announcement, annoying echo, 1533 Sudan Radio Service IDs in passing during Arabic segment.

Despite the echo, much better signal here via PORTUGAL, than competing Miraya FM relay on 15650 via SLOVAKIA colliding as ever with Greece. Wait a minute --- I am hearing the SRS echo during talk, but not during music! That means it has nothing to do with propagation, but is deliberately introduced in the studio produxion, to make it sound cool? Only degrading readability.

Then searching for language schedule, Google warns with --- ``this site may harm your computer`` e.g. installing malicious software. So we`ll make do with what Aoki shows: 15-17 with the first semihour in English daily, the remaining sesquihour in Arabic, but I don`t think it is so straightforward, more of a mixture (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. What a pity that the big signal from Greenville on 15580, during the 21-22 hour only, carrying VOA Music Mix shows, was distorted and splattering up to 15 kHz away, Nov 17 at 2131. On Tuesday it was Roots & Branches.

9930 with VOA English, Nov 18 at 1441 about one second behind // 9760. 9930 used to be the prime frequency of defunct KWHR Hawaii, and inherited by T8WH Palau (known to FCC as `KHBN`), which is registered there 07-22, but apparently not using it for at least two hours 14-16 when VOA via Sri Lanka is also listed, 250 kW, 322 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. For the third night in a row, WYFR interfering with itself on 9355: Nov 18 at 0629 English Family Radio ID crosstalk clearly audible underneath Italian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI 9955, Nov 18 at 0637 with Wire Light M&W discussion, S9+18 over jamming, so suspect WRMI has resumed the NW antenna, as scheduled on UT Wednesdays, also for WORLD OF RADIO at 0800. After 1500, audible again over jamming with R. Prague relay in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** U S A [and non]. 11715, KJES with big S9+22 carrier, Nov 18 at 1444, but JBA modulation of catechisms mixing with unknown language station, must be R Liberty via Lampertheim, GERMANY in Uzbek. At 1519 another station was atop KJES, i.e. RVA Philippines in Tagalog via VATICAN back to Gastarbeiter in the ME (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WEWN gave us a clear shot at the Taiwan het against 11550, Nov 18 at 1445-1448 since WEWN had lost modulation until Spanish resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. As I was outchecking the blob from INDIA, q.v., Nov 18 at 1500, heard TWR IS just barely escaping it on 9495. Per Aoki at 15-16 it`s 100 kW, 55 degrees via AUSTRIA in Russian, except Mondays when the first semihour is in Belarussian. Christians vs Christians, also listed on 9495 during this hour is YFR in English via UAE, 250 kW, 105 degrees but unheard here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297, LV de la RASD, Nov 18 at 0700 with Arab rap, 3-pip timesignal almost a sesquiminute late at 0701:28, Arabic ID, sounders, news? by rapid YL; 0702:30 ID again. Usual good signal from Tindouf, ALGERIA; BTW, the only way now to hear Algeria direct on SWBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. Radio Tirana is making some frequency changes as of November 20/UT 21 to resolve interference or propagation problems,

all 100 kW Shijak, UT:

2001-2030 Italian 6000 ex-6155, Mon-Sat, non-direxional

2100-2130 English to Europe 7430 ex-7520, Mon-Sat, 300 degrees

0000-0130 Albanian to North America 6130 ex-6110, daily, 300 degrees

0130-0145 English to North America 6130 ex-7425, Tue-Sun, 300 degrees

0245-0300 English to North America 6130 ex-7425, Tue-Sun, 300 degrees

Reports will be welcome, especially from North America (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, PMS inbooming S9+20 at 0606 Nov 20, while 6090 is supposed to be the night frequency for Caribbean Beacon. Transmitter must be stuck again, or neglected by the frequency-changer. Not surprising it`s well-heard this night, as Cuba also inbooming on 11760. At 0622, nothing on 6090 but seems DRM spreading from hi side, 6100? By 0633 the DRM was coming from the lo side, 6085 and DGS had replaced PMS on 11775, as she takes turns with The Dead.

Luckily, running 11775 during the hours it is supposed to be on 6090, 22-10 UT, does not cause too many problems; only R Free Asia via Tinian is scheduled at 22-24. In fact there are more collisions during the time CB is supposed to be on 11775, 10-22, which were not avoided in coordination, i.e. AIR 1215-1430, +ChiCom jamming, and VOA 1530-1830.


Next check at 1500 found 11775 missing, so are they running the schedule in reverse? By then could not be sure whether 6090 was on, but could detect a carrier at 1704, and 11775 still off at 1712. Further SE, 6090 should be audible in daytime as CFRX 6070 and RHC 6110 are all-day, weakly, even here.

As for the QRDRM, DRM-DX.DE shows Romania on 6100 until 0626, while BR Ismaning, Germany is on 6085 before and after (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. As RA in English was incoming well on 13630, 15160 and 15240, I could also hear it but much weaker on 15415, Nov 20 at 0603. At first thought it was Tok Pisin, but then registered as scheduled Indonesian with which it bears some similarity; 329 from Shep, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 15665, V. of Biafra International, reconfirmed still here for the Friday 19-20 broadcast via WHRI, Nov 20 around 1910 with English news in usual broad African accent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. On a whim, thought I would check my favorite Firedrake frequencies much earlier than usual, Nov 20 at 0610, and there they were! 8400 JBA, 9000 barely audible, and much better achieving fair reception on not // 10210. These are probably all 24 hours a day, tied up by tiny SOH ham transmitters on Taiwan.

BTW, Alokesh Gupta forwards a new (? dated Nov 18) article about Sound of Hope from the Epoch Times:

Sending Shortwaves of Hope from Manhattan to China

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times Staff

which claims: `` SOH later boosted its signal strength and broadcast hours, and their signal now is mostly free from disruption.`` Make that: disrupted to the point of inaudibility (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CROATIA [and non]. Bandscanning on the way home from an Enid Public Schools 6-band concert and fiesta dinner (i.e. taco salad), UT Nov 20 at 0115, I was hearing tell-tale hets on the caradio 10-kHz-only tuning, indicating Trans-Atlantix were in on 1215, 1134 and 756 kHz, so ahome I quickly switched to the direxional DX-398, set-to-9-kHz-on-MW, and on battery power to minimize line noise.

1134 immediately provided musical and talk audio at 0120 and // 7375 via Germany, so Hrvatski Radio, the number-one TA, is a definite. Monitoring on a single receiver, I could not evaluate the delay. Also // at some further chex, 0139, 0150. However it faded in between, leaving nothing but IBOC noise, presumably from KMOX 1120, tnx a lot!

Between 0120 and 0200 I repeatedly scanned the MW band and detected many more TA carriers, but no audio. I could make educated guesses about the most likely sources, but will refrain. I will put them in frequency order here, not the order heard, most more than once:

549, 621, 639, 693, 711, 819, 855, 882, 891, 909, 972, 999, 1089, 1179, 1215, 1251, 1269, 1341, 1359, 1431, 1521 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also JAPAN [and non]

** CUBA. 6140, Nov 20 at 0622 check was in RHC English instead of Spanish; the other 49m outlets nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VENEZUELA [non]

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh 9470 distortion blob Nov 19 at 1425: 9475-9500, peaking on 9485 against something, but RA 9475 almost unscathed on the edge of today`s range. 9485 during this hour is YFR in English via Irkutsk, due south for Indonesia, so everybody there dying to hear Brother Droning is no doubt cursing the Indians, i.e. no one.

Congratulations! Nov 20 at 1507 check, 9470 back to normal frequency and modulation // AIR music on much stronger Bengaluru 9425; ditto at 1700 recheck. But we know better than to assume the blobmitter has been fixed or replaced for good.

11620 with Indian pop vocal music, Nov 20 at 1713, fair with flutter. Aoki says it`s the Russian service at 1615-1715, 335 degrees from Bangaluru, and thus also USward. Should have kept listening another biminute to confirm language in sign-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. After detecting all the TA carriers the previous evening --- see CROATIA [and non], I was motivated to look for Trans-Pacific MW the morning of Nov 20. Again with the DX-398 set on 9-kHz spacing, and on battery power inside the house with some noise but in the quietest spot I could find, too cold outside, I stepped thru all the channels with BFO on, and could hear the same pitch het on most of the appropriate frequencies, except as noted, but too weak for any audio, except as noted. (The LSB/SSB is slightly offset on this receiver, which is convenient for this purpose, altho I could zero it by taking off the faceplate and adjusting a pot.) It helped to switch between LSB and USB to minimize QRM from the NAm 10-kHz-spaced stations. In two or three scans between 1230 and 1245 UT, all these carriers were looping NW/SE more or less, using internal ferrite antenna only, just as the TA ones had been NE/SW:

558, 567, 576, 594, 603, 648, 666, 693, 702, 711, 729, 738, 747, 756, 774, 828, 846, 855, 873, 882, 891, 945, 972, 981, 1008, 1044, 1053, 1134, 1143, 1179, 1242, 1251, 1323, 1475, 1593.

The strongest ones were on 774 and 972, so I went back and listened to those for a while to see if I could pull any audio. Now I have plugged in the AC adapter, since the batteries are getting weak.

747, at 1252, yes! Bits of clearly enunciated English by YL, apparently language lesson, mixed with Japanese, and music riffs, cues to speak in the lessons.

972, at 1254, some audio, think it was Korean as expected but not positive.

1098, circa 1300 add another frequency with a carrier.

855, at 1308, stepping thru the scan with BFO on, this one was a different pitch, obviously off-frequency, not sure which side.

774, at 1310, definitely in Japanese.

The big 500 kW NHK Radio 2 stations on 747 and 774 were expected to be the easiest catches here in deep NAm, as they have been before. This is the educational network which includes some foreign languages, altho WRTH 2009 does not mention LL: English. 747 is JOIB Sapporo, Hokkaido and 774 is JOUB Akita, on the far side of northern Honshu.

855, the off-frequency one is surely KOREA NORTH, as in

``855.055 KRE KCBS Pyongyang Pangsong (Sangwon) 2100-2030 [855.0454-]         20090110``. WRTH 2009 lists this as 500 kW in the Asia/Pacific list; not in the domestic sexion page 253-254, but in the international sexion page 446, as apparently for S Korea and // SW 3250, 3320, 4405, 6250, 6285, 6400, 9325 and several MW frequencies.

972 is surely the 1500 kW KBS station HLCA in Dangjin, KOREA SOUTH.

1475 (definitely not on-channel 1476) is surely the 700 kW RTM Labuan, in Tuaran, Sabah, MALAYSIA which per WRTH is only on air at 1100-1330.

Could make educated guesses about many of the others, but I`ll stop there. Local sunrise was 1314 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. As I was MW-bandscanning for TA carriers, I was distracted by some Mexicans on even frequencies which further east are dominated by Cubans.

710, Nov 20 at 0143, atop the het from 711, quite an adstring, phone numbers, typical Mexican addresses --- street names such as Reforma, Cuauhtémoc, Obregón appear in every Mexican town so are of no use at all in local IDing below the country-level. Never could get anything more definite. 0145 to live announcer who talked for a few minutes. I thought I heard an ID go by just as I tuned in, last letter of callsign being -M (or maybe -N), but that doesn`t fit. Direxion roughly SW from OK, which points to one station each listed by Callarman in Chihua2, Sonora, Sinaloa. XEDP Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua is closest, and I was also getting that state on 1180, but 710 is supposed only 100 watts at night; not enough to go on.

Another one on 1180, atop the het from 1179, where it`s nice to hear neither Cuba nor Cuba [non], Nov 20 at 0131, timecheck for 6:31, temp 18 grados centígrados, so it`s in the MST zone. At 0156, ``Romántica 11-80`` slogan, 0200 YL DJ. Callarman 2008 list shows the only 1180 with that slogan is XEDCH, Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua, which is in MST, and the temp is credible for that area SE of Chihuahua city. WRTH 2009 upbacks these assumptions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** MEXICO [and non]. Finally on Nov 20 I managed to tune in XEPPM 6185 a bit earlier to check QRM from Vatican which nominally closes at 0620, much more reliably than when Brasília opens on same. At 0614 I was hearing XEPPM on top, instead of music, historical narrative about Obregón punxuated with gunshot SFX. A rippling SAH from CVA since XEPPM is off-frequency. VR and the SAH just disappeared around 0619, leaving Radio Educación in clear as they had moved on to a burrito recipe(!). Where`s the eclectic music? Did not get back to frequency until 0632 by when jazz piano; 0636 RNA starts cutting on and off a few times and then stays on ruining XEPPM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. As I tuned across 9840 early in the 0600 UT hour Nov 20, I was hearing VOR in English unimpeded // weaker 9855 both from DVR sites, but at 0640, 9840 was in Russian, R. Rossii way over barely audible VOR. As complained before, Russians vs Russians, ruining reception of VOR English to NAm by using same frequency circa Moscow. See also RWM log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 4996, Nov 20 at 0627 binary timecode signals, maybe at the rate of 10 per second? Seems transmitted in straight CW, 0630 into solid carrier, quite weak but separable from WWV. Surely RWM Moscow.

9996, Nov 20 at 0658 found same binary signals as a semihour earlier, and stronger here, also less QRM from weaker WWV/H 10000. Format also matches with solid carrier from 0700 to 0708, and did not detect any minute markers, but surely there was something. Nothing audible 0708-0709, but 0709-0710 sent RWM ID multiple times on CW – just ``RWM``, no V, CQ or DE. 0710 finally started conventional timesignals with second-pips, but some of them were double just before bottoms of minutes, continuing past 0713 when I quit.

This reception correlates well with R. Rossii Moscow-area site on 9840 at same time. WRTH shows both RWM frequencies as 5 kW, 24 hours; also 24h on 8 kW 14996 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, VOA News Now in English, Nov 20 at 1710, VG S9+20, too strong to be anything but Greenville, which we thought in B-09 was being employed on this frequency only for Music Mix at 21-22. Now it`s also 94 degrees at 17-18, ergo 274 degrees offbackward too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Six days after evangelist Bernie Lazar ``Tony Alamo`` Hoffman was sentenced to 175 years in prison for multiple child sexual abuse, WINB breezes along like nothing has happened, still broadcasting him Nov 19 at 1620 check on 13570, no doubt one of three weekdaily hours devoted to him. Not distorted this time, but carrier as usual is slightly unstable, obvious with BFO on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI inbooming on 9955 in the nightmiddle, S9+20, no jamming audible, Nov 20 at 0608, W&W in Wirelight talk, no doubt on the reactivated NW antenna this UT Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WYFR, 9355 in Italian, Nov 20 at 0609, with no underlanguage audible even at long pauses, after three nights of such transmitted crosstalk, and one night not checked.

YFR is getting to be as bad as CRI, showing up everywhere and dashing hopes for something more interesting, but keeps VTC et al. in business: 9530, Nov 20 at 1701 choral music sounded Russian style, but then www.familyradio URL, and ``Mighty Fortress is our Bog`` theme music. However, this hour is scheduled as Arabic via Rampisham. Having rapidly lost interest, did not stay with it any further to determine which language would axually be used.

The same can be said of 17505, some African language, VG S9+15 signal Nov 20 at 1708, along with some hum. But this is Aoki-listed merely as English YFR via Ascension, 250 kW, 102 degrees. They often start a new transmission with English until they are ready to inaugurate a new exotic language, but which? Target area is Zambia/Zimbabwe/Botswana. This transmission is not listed in any language in the seemingly comprehensive YFR schedule via DXLD 9-079, nor in EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH, Nov 20 at 1706 at S9+22, enough to bring with it signs of the spur circa 17920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. RNV CI, 11680 via CUBA, missing as I tuned in at 1517 Nov 19. Hmm, I had heard it earlier in the hour. And again when it popped back on at 1518. Start calculating the refunds, RHC. Nahh, RNV not likely to notice, as they don`t even know this broadcast exists: just listen to their totally outdated schedule announcements in every transmission.

Next day Nov 20 I was listening to 11680 at 1500 when RHC Spanish frequency announcement started, abruptly cut to RNV in broken English YL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. R. Tirana on new frequencies: 7430, Nov 20 the 2100-2130 English broadcast fairly good on portable and in the clear with music at 2122 check. Stronger than whatever is on 7425. Should be fine with an external antenna, escaping R. Farda usurpation clash on 7520. Weaker on // 9895.

UT Nov 21 at *0000 the Albanian sesquihour to NAm now on new 6130, escaping the Habanic usurpation of 6110. R. Tirana theme music in the clear.

Adjacents 6125 and 6135 no problem (the latter with het between presumed VOR via Tajikistan in Portuguese to Brasil, and off-frequency R. Santa Cruz, MUCH closer to the destination, in Bolivia. And no TADIL-A bonking between 6130 and 6135, thankfully, now.

Propagation from Europe poor overall tonight, and R. Tirana // 7425 alternative needed; at 0040 check a bit better than 6130.

English at 0130-0145 is also on 6130 ex-7425, poor but still in the clear with not yet updated frequency schedule announcement. Repeat at 0245-0300 also on new 6130, fair reception at 0248 check in news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, DGS on the air Nov 21 at 0009, so no clear channel for Ethiopia/Nigeria/Brasil likely tonight nor occupancy of 11775 instead like the night before past 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 21 at 0024: poor on 13970, fair but fluttery on 10210; unfound in the 14 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, Marfil Estéreo missing, during my 06-07 UT monitoring session Nov 20, but on the air with typical peppy music Nov 21 at 0005 check. Are they voluntarily non-24 hours now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 2859.8, R. San Carlos harmonic, 2 x 1430v, Nov 21 at 0003 fair at peaks in Spanish; same for music 0026, and at 0031 rapid DJ with ID in passing. Nothing there at 0248 check; reported to close awfully early around 0200, 8 pm local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CROATIA [and non]. 23 hours after all those TA carriers I found, including definite audio from Zagreb on 1134, just some carriers, no audio, Nov 21 at 0048-0052 in 9-kHz bandscan: 945, 1134, 1179, 1521 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC language usage check UT Nov 21 at 0009: 6000 in Spanish as expected. At 0058, 6140 was already on // 6120, 6110, 6060, 6000.

O, 6140 in new official schedule is supposed to start at 0000 now, but so is 11760, which was not on during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non]. HCJB via Chile, 11920, Nov 21 at 0023 in Brazilian with typical predication, ``crucify him, crucify him!`` Get over it. Seems produced with reverb/echo on the audio, surely not long / shortpath.

Retune 0044 to see if they sign off as per some schedules: yes, and mentioned they were radiating via CVC in Chile, ``despedimos; boa noite,`` 0045 to open carrier a few sex and off. Did not say when they would resume, and I`ve yet to find if or when the Kulina first-nation-language quarterhour now outgoes.

Closing timecheck was 21:45 as HCJB is still not up to speed with Brazilian DST making it 22:45 in most of the country including Brasília. Months ago, last summer, we also heard HCJB giving one-hour-off `local` timechex for Brasil. So out of touch with their audience. Or, they deliberately refuse to acknowledge stupid DST? In that case, Right on! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** U S A. 4910, WWCR difference mix at 0012 Nov 21, 9980 minus 5070 with music and talk respectively. Poor signal QRMing CODAR. By now, 9980 itself fading down, no longer the daytime supersignal, making 4910 more likely to be a genuinely transmitted mixing product rather than receiver overload, and many others have reported WWCR 4910. No sign of 4755 lately. Seems to be regular on 3240 now, tho maybe still experimental as some have heard them asking for reports on that.

BTW, WWRB now wants to use 3240 after WWCR shifts to 3215 at 0200, since some receivers don`t tune down to 3185 or 3145. Wouldn`t it be less confusing if each one used the same frequency thruout rather than swapping back and forth? But WWRB as usual is trying to take advantage of a channel pioneered by WWCR if it proves to be suitable for NIB usage, on its coattails opening that up to all other US SW stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7407-7408 or so, distorted FMy blob in Cuban Spanish discussion, Nov 21 at 0018. No sharp carrier to downpin. Not // VOA Spanish 5890, 9885; República 9810, nor RHC Spanish all over 49m, so presumed Radio Martí, 7405 transmitter very out of order. Is no one paying attention at Greenville? Heavy jamming on 6030, so without a second receiver handy, hard to be certain of // and nothing much on 9825.

However, uplooked later, 7405 is taking a Martí-break at 0000-0300, with 7365 scheduled during these two sesquihours instead; not remembering that, I did not check it, but surely jammed too as it was when finally tuned at 0140.

What I was hearing on 7407-7408 must have been a spur from 7365 instead, or 7365 way mistuned. Even so, it was the `best` signal audible from Radio Martí, unjammed! Next check 0131: 7405 normal with VOA Special English as scheduled and no more 7407-7408 to QRM that.

Propagation was outdropping during the 00-01 hour, but checking VOA Spanish on 5890, 9885 a few times therein, both were poor but 9885 somewhat better and DentroCuban jamming if any not definitely audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 21 at 1418: nil on 8400, good on 9000 // 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. After hearing Spanish music from Romania instead of Spain on 15170, I checked the other Cariari relay frequencies Nov 21 at 1614: 9765 open carrier S9+12 and at first could hear no audio except WWCR 9980 overload, but finally JBA classical music apparently in a soft passage making the undermodulation worse. 17850 much stronger at S9+20 and undermodulated music JBA there // 17595 direct but after satellite delay. At 1623 the other Cariari transmitter audible on 15125; all grossly undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Nov 21 at 1624, fair signal, preacher screaming about Jeezus, no doubt R. Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh blobwatch inconclusive Nov 21: at 1423 there was a bit of a mess around 9460, but not sure that was it; also a very weak carrier detectable on 9470 and could not // it or 9460 to 9425, itself rather weak. 9470 could well be VOR Moscow as sked after 1400. For best results one preferably chex at *1317.

9870, AIR VBS, Nov 21 at 1610 averaging S9+18 and not too much flutter in Indian pop music, announcements in Hindi, ads, no QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. 15560, RDPI, strongest signal on 19m band, // much weaker 15520, Nov 21 at 1625 with fado, other music. During pause lacking any intentional modulation, continuous whine on the 15560 transmitter clearly audible. Only expect to hear this active on weekend mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15170 with songs in Spanish, tangos, Nov 21 at 1442. Don`t you believe it`s REE since Cariari has Saturday off from 15170, and not // REE 17595. Instead parallel 11940 RRI in music-culture show announced in Romanian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, SRS via PORTUGAL, Sat Nov 21 at 1530 tune-in, English talk by M&W, heavy accent and heavy echo but not during the music breaks. Same date, Brian Alexander was hearing them in English from *1459 but Arabic at 1529, as per WRTH saying English is Sat/Sun only. But back in English when I intuned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. ``Ears to Our World``, the PCJ Media special about radio in Africa, was repeated at 1400 UT Sat Nov 21 on WRMI 9955, but DentroCuban jamming was at about the same level, sometimes on top. Tnx a lot, Arnie! I only heard the first quarter on the first airing UT Fri Nov 20 at 0200 when it pre-empted WORLD OF RADIO, so hope the entire file will be availablized at

but not yet as of 1945 UT Nov 21 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Surprised to hear Martha Garvin`s ``Musical Memories`` Sat Nov 21 at 1407 on 7490, i.e. following ``Rock the Universe`` at 13-14 on WWCR-3. Per the current pdf program grid dated Nov 1, the Sat 1400-1430 program is supposed to be Country Crossroads.

MM has Martha accompanying herself loudly on piano, belting away hymns and somewhat secular songs on a theme: this week, what else, Thanksgiving, with ``We Gather Together`` as I intuned, and after some comments, next on to Irving Berlin`s ``Count Your Blessings``, and at 1414 ``Great Is Thy Faithfulness``.

MM is on the WWCR grid as follows: Sat 1530 on 15825, Sun 1100 on 5070, Tue 1830 on 15825, Wed 1330 on 15825 --- so this week at least, she`s on a frequency with a big signal, and at a waking hour! However, 7490 had massive distortion from selective fading on top of WWCR`s audio processing, not ideal for music in the first place.

MM is missing from the program linx page at but googling soon finds her website ``OLD SONGS OF THE CHRISTAIN [sic] FAITH!" with portrait where several of her shows are available online and by DVD. Google also reminds us that she is or was also on WINB but her website gives no SW schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, WWCR with PMS, Nov 21 at 1434 and QRM from WEWN 13835 parasitic hash which always accompanies at least one of its transmitters plus and minus 10 kHz. We have been outpointing this for months, but it goes on and on. Perhaps a direct complaint from victim adjacent stations WWCR, and in other cases WYFR, would get something done about it, unless nobody really cares! Not that I am dying to hear PMS, DGS or BS on 13845 nor anything from WYFR e.g. 11530, 15600. Catholix vs Protestants, or whatever they are (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. Second night of new frequency from R. Tirana, UT Nov 22: about the same as first night, i.e. 6130 from 0000 in Albanian in the clear, with minimal adjacent interference instead of heavy head-on QRM from the DentroCubans who usurped ex-6110. 6130 also clear for English at 0245. Semihour 0430 English however was even better on unchanged 6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11925.2, R. Bandeirantes, best heard in a long time, Nov 22 at 0612 with station promos, 0614 ID as ``AM 840, FM 90,9, Rádio Bandeirantes``, no mention of any SW frequency! Loud signal, but rather distorted audio.

After that I expected to hear the other 25m Brazilians, but nothing on 11815 from RBC, and at first 11780 RNA seemed absent. Then I was able to detect 11780 // 6185, but masked by RHC 11760 huge S9+25 signal desensitizing receiver as far as 20 kHz away! Same situation at 0638 check. Seems like we had a pipeline from São Paulo excluding Brasília and Goiânia, or maybe 11815 just off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 22 at 0620: BA on 8400, JBA on 9000, NA on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non]. HCJB`s service in declamatory Kulina-as-a-second-language remains at 2245 UT on 11920 post-switch to relay via CVC CHILE, as confirmed Nov 21 at 2256, then Brazilian 2300-2445. Did not notice any spurs around 11920 as some have (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Checking for AIR 9470 Aligarh distortion blob Nov 22 at 1450, could not find it, and could not be sure weak signal on 9470 was that or Russia. Earlier on Nov 22, I heard from Jose Jacob in Hyderabad:

``Dear Glenn, Information received from AIR officials state that the Aligarh transmitter on 9470 kHz carrying National Channel (1320-0041) is set right two days back. During the last two days I monitored them on exactly 9470 with proper audio (and properly on other channel used by this transmitter, viz. 9910 0215-0345). You may please check it up. I wanted to check it up properly before informing you, hence the  short delay.``

We need to check at *1317, which I have not managed to do the last few days, but so far it seems at later chex that the problem is over.

11620, at 1612 Nov 22 continuous tone, 1613:30 to AIR IS, and 1615 fluttery opening Russian hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, Sudan Radio Service via Sines, PORTUGAL, Sunday Nov 22 at 1537 with Q&A in English about the advantages of democratic elexions. At least on the local level; not much chance of that on the national level, but got to start somewhere. Sounds like something out of Washington, tho with true African accents. Woman posed questions, man explained. At conclusion I think they mentioned elexions coming up in July 2009, so a repeat? Still with introduced echoing on the talk, otherwise good signal. 1544-1545 multiple Sudan Radio Service IDs, then into vernacular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9740 via Singapore, BBCWS in a rare music show, Sunday Nov 22 at 1450, African this time. Same heard an hour later on 17640 and better 17830 both via Ascension, at 1535 drumming and chanting, 1541 Charlie Gillett announces a duet by unknown Burundi girls, matching playlist at for this edition of his World of Music show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

 ** U S A. 4775, WWCR testing this frequency instead of 4755. Tnx to tip from John Figliozzi, Nov 21 at 2233 with announcement asking for reception reports, back to music; on here instead of 7465, which means it`s the #1 transmitter; still going past 2300, now instead of 3240. VG signal here, so goodbye to Radio Tarma, Perú on 4775.

Did not check more thru the evening, as assumed they would go back to 3240/3215 by 0000, but when I did retune at 0630, 4775 was still/again on the air at S9+22 with hard rock music (gospel?), and test announcement at 0632. So much for Nigeria on 4770, and Guatemala`s Radio Coatán on 4780, currently inactive but willing to reactivate if they could find a needed transmitter component, as Manuel Méndez found out.

Despite the huge signal from Nashville, could hear TADIL-A bonking underneath. Assuming that is a legitimate USG/military user of the 4775 bandwidth, WWCR`s stay there may be short. Did anyone notice whether WWCR went back to 3215 by 0730 when WORLD OF RADIO is scheduled on Sundays? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 18770, WWRB on 2 x 9385 with Brother Scare service, Nov 22 at 1545, peaking S7 or so. Had not been deliberately looking for this harmonic lately, but as a matter of fact, the usual tipoff, WWCR on 15825 was enhanced by HF sporadic E at the time with insane-sounding screaming preacher who views the extreme modulation distortion he causes as an asset, and still going at 1607 check, i.e. scheduled 1530-1630 ``A Temple Of Jesus Christ`` with Cleveland Waters.

By then, however, 18770 no longer audible. The intentional 18 MHz channels then: YFR Spanish only poor on 18930, and too weak to tell language on 18980. Both start at 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9615, where there is normally no significant signal, instead huge S9+22, Nov 22 at 0617 with YL(?) preaching about how Jesus was baptized. Also some hum/frying sound, from the recording rather than transmitter? Figured it had to be a new frequency from a US gospel huxter. 0628 switch to studio announcer outro of show as Hour of Dominion, plus address in South Bend, a hefty clue, and sure enough, 0629 WHR promo, ID, 0630 to Christian music.

Then I see 9615 in FCC B09:

9615   0600 0700  WHRI  250   57   38-39 1234567   251009 280310

which means 7 days a week, but surely not, or I would have found it before in nightly bandscans during this hour, apparently really Sunday only, another case of a frequency whose registration is 86% wooden. CIRAF 38-39 means Libya, Egypt, Turkey and all points south to Oman and Yemen. The client no doubt wanted to broadcast to The Holy Land once a week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI Sunday Nov 22 at 1614, closing the only(?) Cuban exile program in English, ``CDHD Brigade`` announcers named Carla Ferrera and Segundo Miranda; WRMI ID and into WORLD OF RADIO 1487 at 1615, VG signal over jamming if any (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. The official RHC B-09 schedule we have received still claims Aló Presidente:

Chicago                     13750 / 22 m     1400 - 1800

Centro América              13680 / 22 m     1400 - 1800

Antillas                    11690 / 25 m     1400 - 1800

Chile                       12010 / 25 m     1400 - 1800

Río de Janeiro              17750 / 16 m     1400 - 1800


But neglects to specify Sunday only, and very irregular, at the whim of el caudillo. Nov 22 around 1510 no sign of it. Nor at 1759 recheck, none of those channels on, except 11690 which normally carries RHC itself, // 11730, 11760, 11800 mid-day.

The A,P schedule happens to be nominally the same as in A-09, but we know that when Hugo Chávez is on, it has really been starting between 1530 and 1600, and running past 1900 on most of the channels.

The B-09 RHC schedule as in DXLD 9-081 still has not been put up on RHC`s own website which automatically displays the current date,

(Glenn Hauser, OK, Nov 22, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ALBANIA

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana, Nov 23 at 1531 on 13640, fair signal, opening English with updated transmission schedule including new 7430 at 2100, 6130 at 0130, 0245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 23 at 1405 cutting back on after open carrier hourtop monitoring pause: about equal fair levels for a change on 10210, 9000, 8400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 15250-15275, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 23 at 1425. No broadcasters bothered except at the very edges, well-selected segment? But should not be in the SWBC band at all! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 10320-USB, AFN has been missing for about a week now, at various chex, such as Nov 23 at 1406. Hope it`s not gone for good as 6350 appears to be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Checking for AIR Aligarh blob Nov 23 at 1340: not found. A weak signal on 9470 but could not make it // 9425. At 1350, 9470 had Russian tune-up tones atop anything else. At 1404 I could barely make some normally modulated music on 9470 // but not synchronized with 9425, which is the nominal situation. Both poor, with adjacent QRM stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750, RRI Makassar, presumed, Nov 23 at 1429 YL talk in Indonesian over slight SAH, China? Then long period of mostly slow romantic music, still 1440; 1454 weaker but still audible with YL announcements. The other station on 4750, Bangladesh, is reported to close around 1400; it might make it here if and when RRI be missing, but still has to contend with China.

Then I tuned to 9680 for RRI Jakarta, much better signal at 1459 with Indonesian music continuing past hourtop and 1506.

VOI is still on 9525.9 for 1300 English, 1400 Malay, but weaker or softer than neighbors on 9520, 9530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, V. of Mesopotamia, Nov 23 at 1410, good but with flutter, so enjoyed the Kurdish music, and they do play a lot of it. Via UKRAINE. I wonder if the source of this is common knowledge in Kurdistan? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11785, BSKSA buzzer stronger than usual Nov 23 at 1407 over anything else; remained audible, weaker at 1529. Still not heard on 21505 before 1500 but not sure if gone or due to propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA. Tnx to tip from Ivanildo Gonçalves Dantas, Brasil in dxclubepr yg, RSI heard on new 6040, fair signal UT Nov 23 at 0123 check in mailbag with Slavic accent, and references to RSI, finished at 0126, then into IS and IDs but no frequency announcement heard.

Already scheduled on 6040 is RCI in English via Skelton at 0100-0200, but could not hear RCI underneath here; they may be colliding in Europe and eastward. RSI started the B-09 season on 7230, where I had heard it. Have RSI finally got religion and evacuated from the 40m Region 2 hamband, or is this just for better propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR back on 3240, Nov 22 at 2345 check, while 24 hours earlier they were testing transmitter-1 on 4775. Have not tried to outfigure it, but test hours are probably during unsold time, or at least with the approval or even urging of certain clients (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. Checking for more possible WWCR tests, on 4755 Nov 24 at 0037 heard instead weak signal in Brazilian Portuguese, M&W mentioning ``bendita`` (blessed), etc. This is surely R. Imaculada Conceição, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, which per Aoki is 10 kW non-direxional. WWCR is certainly capable of totally overriding it in NAm, but also with 100 kW also capable of damaging RIC within Brasil over a night-path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620, RHC mix of two Spanish programs weakly at 2209 Nov 23, a leapfrog of main RHC 9660 over Mesa Redonda 9640. Why am I not surprised? BTW, 9660 is one of several RHC channels with degraded narrowband rough modulation. Is this caused by the program feed circuit, or the transmitters? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Wouldn`t you know it, I spoke too soon about KGYN 1210 Guymon being back to normal with daytime groundwave signal reaching as far as Enid, as heard Nov 22. 24 hours later, Nov 23, also monitoring on caradio in western Enid, at several chex around 1945-2115 UT, nothing heard at all. Except a very weak SAH from who knows what marginal signals. KGYN could have been off the air. Something is certainly going on there with its transmission problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, KEOR, Nov 23, several chex 1945-2045 UT, back to playing album cuts, sometimes with long pauses, old jazz songs, Billie Holliday? No more DJ or highly-produced 1340 simulcast. By 2115 KMOX was dominating frequency altho KEOR carrier still seemed to be there. What`s next? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9915, BBCWS in English, Nov 23 at 2151, interview featuring Indian accents first brought to mind AIR GOS, but not on 9915, which also had tell-tale ``generator whine/hum`` which inflicts various Ascension relay frequencies, which this is at 21-23. BBCWS also uses 9915 at various times between 04 and 21 but in Arabic, via Cyprus, Rampisham, or even Austria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, WWCR-4, PPP service off the air Nov 23 at 2149 and further chex next dekaminute. Nor on nite frequency 5890. Nor on recently tested frequencies 4775, 4755, 3240. Other transmitters heard normally on 7465, 12160, 13845. Possibly #4 was testing some completely different channel as I did not scan the entire SWBC spectrum, but not on 31m. Also checked WWCR frequencies at 2355 and found 3240 running, no testing on 4 MHz band now, leaving TADIL-A bonker in the clear on 4775.

In case WWCR-4 would also be missing from nighttime channel 5890, checked that around 0235 Nov 24, but it was back on, so never mind looking for R. Peace, Sudan on 5895 if it is really active at 0300-0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. VOA Greenville, 13725, 2159 Nov 23 with YDD sign-on, bit of unrelated music at 2200, bad switching, and opening in Creole. Bandscanning upwards, I came to // 15390 at 2205 but it was open carrier. Then Creole audio cut on, off, back on but at very low level, they turned up level. Don`t know if it was all silence until 2205, but such things have happened at IBB. After a transmission starts is not the time to mess around with the modulation input or output (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 11980, Nov 25 at 1603 news in English about violence in Thailand, Hajj underway at Mecca, AMA enticing in new doctors; Oz accent which fits since it`s R. Australia, ID at 1605 and ``Fora Radio`` from ABC Radio National and RA. Recent new frequency? New to me, anyway, and our best bet for RA during the 16-17 hour only, 317 degrees via CVC Darwin. After 17 we can go back to Shepparton 11880, 50 degrees more USward. 11980 had rapid clix on hi side believed from DCJC 11930 jamming spur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, R. Brasil Central, Nov 25 at 0633 ID making it unnecessary to check // 4985, but did so anyway as on my way to there on second receiver; Goiânia much better on 11815. The best/only Brazilian on 25m as 11780 had not cut on yet, and not much from 11925v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 7400, Nov 25 at 0635, ME music with repetitive chanting, making me wonder if it`s something other than R. Bulgaria, the only thing scheduled here, in German during this semihour. Well, my characterization must be misguided, as program schedule at shows ``Bulgarische Volkskunst`` after the Nachrichten (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15190, very weak mentioned at 1454 Nov 25, // and synchronized with 15230 via Sackville, so presumably a spur from that strong signal about to sign off. On 15190 mixing with open carrier producing SAH of approx. 4.5 Hz, presumably R. Africa; it sped up momentarily as one of them must have varied. See also EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, all over the place between 5 and 7 MHz, Nov 24 at 1411-1413, approximate ranges:


5360-5410 - higher pitch than all the others, from different site?



6550-6580 - weaker, making bandwidth seem narrower than 50 kHz



Axually I was tuning from the higher to the lower ones (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. CNR1, mostly as jammers, Nov 25 at 1424 in // on 7295, 7365, 7385, 7525, 7535 playing ``Exodus`` theme on piano. Not to give the DentroChinese any ideas about escaping from a horribly overcrowded and human-rights-abusing nation.

Asia-Pacific on R. Australia today at 1525 on 9590 concluded with a report on how Falun Gong adherents are persecuted, imprisoned, killed and their organs harvested; some have been granted asylum in Australia, organs intact. Think of this whenever you hear Firedrake jamming Sound of Hope; it`s not just nice idle entertainment.

Firedrake, Nov 25 at 1417: good on 8400, nothing on 9000, poor on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Have stopped noting RHC 6140 language usage every night, as lately it has been consistently in English at least until 0700, as Nov 25 0644 check during music, but much weaker and undermodulated compared to 6060 and 6010; while 6150 and 6120 were in Spanish.

Nov 25 at 1407, RHC missing from 6110 amid all the Asians, and still missing at 1428 when I confirmed all three 25m channels were running, so not a blanket power outage; but at 1609 check 6110 was back, with usual weak and isolated daytime signal.

The heavy DentroCuban-style noise jamming is back on 11600, Nov 25 at 1601. Again we have no idea what they could possibly need to jam there, following Spanish from Czechia and Slovakia during the previous hour. Of course, if R. República snuk in a new transmission, it would not be on any public schedule. Not checked again until 1912, and the jamming is *still* running, against nothing else audible. If the DCJC ever heard anything suspicious on frequency, that would be enough to set off jamming forevermore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, weak carrier producing a SAH with Sackville spur from 15230, Nov 25 at 1454; see CANADA. 1518, no carrier on 15190. 1546 open carrier, and still at 1558. Presumably R. Africa failing to modulate, as nothing else known here at these times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. VOG on 15630 instead of scheduled 15650, with Greek music, Nov 25 at 1436. Have they finally caught on to the clash with Miraya FM via SLOVAKIA after 1500 on 15650?? Or was this just a mistake? VOG has always registered both 15630 and 15650, one of them necessarily wooden, so it`s easy enough for them to shift. What would happen at the previous switchover time from 15650 to 15630, circa 1555? Nothing: kept right on going on 15630. See also SUDAN [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR VBS, 9870, Nov 25 at 1421, two men demonstrating a laughing duet, then discussing it in Hindi, VG signal unlike 9425 National Channel, just barely audible and even less so Aligarh 9470 which still seems normally unblobby. 9870 and 9425 are both 500 kW Bengaluru, at 335 and 18 degrees respectively, making all the difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze via JSR Tokyo, Nov 25 at 1404 with English as usual on Wednesdays, starting with the case of Kazayuki, born 8/22/51, abducted on 3/9/70 at the age of 18. YL talking over sad piano bed, no QRM at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. Tnx to tips from Ron Howard and Harold Frodge, VON on 15121, Nov 25 at 1935, poor signal in accented English M&W discussion of something. Nothing to het on 15120 at this time, but makes two different hets against REE/CR 15125 and WYFR 15115. Would this be VON`s brand-new transmitter, since the old one did not shift off-frequency like this? This English transmission is 17-21 per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** POLAND [non]. 11905, Nov 25 at 1430, PRES IDs in English and Polish, then into Slavic language; quite good signal but with echo. Scheduled as Belarussian via Woofferton, UK, 125 kW at 75 degrees, but could just as well serve all the White Russians in Oklahoma, if they only knew about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. RDPI back to normal Nov 25, around 0640, only fair on 7345, rather than super-signals on erroneous 9455, 9855 as 24 hours earlier; see RUSSIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. RDPI managed not to transmit 3-4 hours beyond schedule Nov 25 on 9855, re-clearing Vladivostok for V of Russia, 0627 with Jews` harp music feature. // 9840 Petropavlovsk/Kamchatskiy. Conveniently only one sesquidekaHertz apart, it`s easy to compare the two signals. This time they were almost same level, but 9855 maybe a few dB stronger, offset by being slightly distorted compared to 9840, which was quite atop R. Rossii Moscow site co-channel. At 0638 this UT Wednesday both were in slow clearly-enunciated Russian, evidently language lesson within the English service, making it even more Russians vs Russians on 9840.

EiBi et al. show one other frequency for VOR English to NAm until 0700*, 12030, but nothing audible there around 0630, tho English neighbors BBC 12015 and DW 12045 were well heard, via Ascension and Rwanda respectively.

Just try finding the VOR English frequency schedule on their website, now that they have messed with it again! All I could find was the program grid at

confirming that Russian by Radio airs during the 0630 semihour Mondays and Wednesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. Buzzing Service of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 15435 already on the air at 1457 Nov 25. Quite a big signal at start, and it`s so bad now that no Arabic can be heard mixing underneath as used to be the case. Bothering Farda via Skelton as far away as 15410, and also, but less so, BBCWS English via Cyprus on 15420 at 1516, which altho weaker than Farda, must be in a lesser pocket within the non-linear Riyadh noise envelope. By 1547, 15435 had faded considerably.

Now it`s certain two of those transmitters are suffering this terrible malady, yet will not be put out of their misery by the incompetent Saudi engineers(?), as exactly same pitch buzz heard on 11785 at same time 1457. Earlier in the 1400 hour I had searched 13m for Saudi signals including ex-buzz on 21505, but nothing but Spain, Libya audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15650, Miraya FM via IRRS Milano via Rimavská Sobota, SLOVAKIA, fortuitously in the clear Nov 25, as ERA Greece [q.v.] was using its alternate 15630 instead of 15650 as early as 1436. Remains to be seen if deliberate change to avoid the collision ongoing for weeks, or just a mistake at Avlis. We outpointed long ago that such a shift would benefit everyone, but IRRS has not been concerned about 15650 causing any trouble in target Sudan.

Unfortunately, this date Miraya too weak to make anything out of it here. Listened intently for the sesqui-minute-late timesignal at 1501:30, but not heard altho weak talk could be detected. At 1514, Miraya had improved a little as could hear a YL in seeming English, and Greece remained on 15630 for the rest of the hour; we hope thru 1800 as it previously had after 1555. SRS was much better on 17745 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. After finding Miraya FM in the clear altho hardly audible on 15650, wanted to compare it to Sudan Radio Service which competes for Nubian audience at same time: much better on 17745 via Sines, PORTUGAL, Nov 25 at 1502, non-English, sorta-Arabic, with usual annoying produxion echo to impair readability. Hmmm, perhaps EDC computed that if they broadcast each word twice, even if overlapping, they would be getting double their money`s worth? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Seems WRMI is having antenna problems again on 9955. UT Wednesdays supposed to be on NW antenna, but nothing audible at 0630. Very weak at 1530 with DX Partyline, and 1630 new WORLD OF RADIO 1488, which should have first aired at 0800 whether anyone could hear it. At 1606 could barely tell if Jack van Impe was preaching. Then Jeff White replies to our inquiry:

``Glenn: Yes. The transmitter was kicking off, and we discovered it was because of the northern antenna. It works fine going south. Not sure why yet, so we're back to using just the southern antenna while we investigate. They're working on it today. Jeff`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7575, no signal at all Nov 25 at 1416 despite good conditions from E Asia on many other 7 MHz channels. 24 hours earlier this had borne VOA Cantonese(?), and same hour days before that, in English. No English channel replacement found now in the 7.3-7.6 MHz range; we know VOA is pressured to cut back airtime for this useless language which hardly anybody understands. Perhaps IBB is following my suggestion to jump frequencies around unpredictably trying to escape ChiCom jamming, but it`s also a good way to lose desired listeners.

17895, at 1512 Nov 25, contemporary American YL singer (which one? I don`t keep up with that genre), poor signal; better at next tuneby 1549 when VOA Border Crossings host was greeting Christopher Lewis in England --- he is getting to be quite a well-known worldwide SWL entity via several stations as he takes the trouble to participate in mailbags, request shows and call-ins. Then hello to someone in Ghana, and playing a request from Indonesia.

VOA starts 17895 as soon as Saudi stops, at 1500. Current usage, all in English is, but very much subject to change without notice:

1500-1600 100 degrees from São Tomé

1600-1700 350 degrees from Botswana

1700-1730 276 degrees from Thailand [why not just keep it Botswana??]

1730-1800 350 degrees from Botswana

1800-2000  90 degrees from Bonaire

This produces four opportunities for VOA to interfere with itself by overlapping transmissions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WEWN in English, 13835, Nov 25 at 1433 with heavy quick echo, as in long/short path simultaneously, the former being some 39 Megameters. I don`t see how backscatter could explain it instead.

Next WEWN English frequency, 15610, exhibited the same at 1515. Also noted from WWCR 15825, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR missing again another morning from 13845, Nov 25 at 1432 altho 15825 was propagating well enough. Just the WEWN 13835 spur mushing up 13845. Still no WWCR on 13845 at 1556 check. But on with PMS at 1902.

At 1446 paid more attention to 15825, with long/shortpath echo, ad something about inspirational money, back to black gospel music show which replaced Tony Alámo as soon as he was convicted last summer. About the same distance as WEWN, another 39 Megameter long-path catch vs 1 Megameter short-path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. KVOH, 17775, Nov 25 at 1551 at S9+22 level, distorted hymnsinging in Spanish. That explains why its extremely distorted spur circa 17920 was already heard when I bytuned at 1549; 1554 faded up audiblizing whine and could make it // 17775 music. 17920 intermittently overridden by much louder utility bursts in some digital mode, as if to say, ``Get offa my frequency!``. Matching spur on 17630 weakly detectable at 1552 hashing up CRI English via Mali // 13740 Cuba during Chinese pop song. Looked for another KVOH spur 145 kHz up but 18065 not making it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. RA better on 13630 than 13690, Nov 26 at 0632, and on 19m better on 15160 than 15240 with Future Tense show about audiences turning their backs on Aussie films, causing a decline in its movie industry. 13630 is 50 degrees from Shep, while 13690 is 353; 15160 is 65, 15240 is 30 degrees, so those azimuths fit with observation.

Enid is about 70 degrees, just a bit beyond the Samoas, so these are the ideal RA transmissions to Oklahoma, and cutting right across the USA from Nogales to NYC: 00-02 17715, 02-05 15515, 08-14 9580, 17-20 9580, 20-22 11660, 22-24 15560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. No sign of China on 19m, just Australia, Nov 26 at 0636, so expected 16m to be dead, but instead found good signal on 17740 with exotic repetitive music, at 0639 announcement in Chinese; also slightly weaker 17710 with CRI English, Voices of Our World, the Thursday feature interviewing a Westerner who teaches MBA courses in Beijing.

Seems quite a selective opening, but these two are listed from quite different sites: 17710 Beijing, 500 kW at 193 degrees; 17740 Xi`an, 500 kW at 190 degrees, with CRI Chinese.

Searched for other signals on 16, and found much weaker Chinese conversation on 17550, which is CNR1 from Beijing, 100 kW, 251 degrees. And a trace of something on 17880, likely CNR1 jamming of RFA via Saipan.

Interesting that at 0643 I found 17710 coincidentally synchronized with same program via Sackville on 6115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. As soon as I mention that 6140 has been consistently in English at 05-07, RHC switches it to Spanish, just to keep us on our toes: Nov 26 at 0611, interviewing some Brazilian guy speaking Spanish with quite an accent, // 6150 and 6120.

Meanwhile, English on 6060 and 6010, except on 6060 only, heavy audio mixture from the Spanish service, slightly under, but about 65-35 percent. At 0612 English announcer mentioned Sen. Feingold`s call for the abolition of RTV Martí --- that should get him a lot of DentroCuban votes. To confuse matters further, at 0621 the Spanish service was translating someone speaking in English. The 6060 mix was still going at 0644. It`s always something.

Also checked 25m, and 11760 Spanish was inbooming as it has been lately in the nightmiddle, with MUFs holding up, 0629 in ``Revista de la Noche, de lunes a sábado, una manera de saber``, i.e. one way to find things out --- yeah, just what the Commie government wants you to know, like topic-A, the Five Heroes, yawn. S9+25 but along with it a big hum. Then at 0647 rechecked 6150 and 6140 and they were hummy too, but not this bad. Narrowband audio on 6120 made hum less noticeable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 11670-11695, loud OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 26 at 1421. Also 13885-13915 at 1426; 12050-12075 at 1533, vs WEWN on one edge, 12050, Russian on 12070, i.e. DW via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. Rats: tho VOG was on 15630 the day before, clearing 15650 for Miraya FM via Slovakia to Sudan from 1500, on Nov 26 VOG was back on 15650 at 1437, and making usual fast SAH atop Miraya after 1500. 15630 must have been an error rather than ERA finally coming to its senses.

John Babbis notes 15650 resumed too, and has translated a VOG program schedule showing that at 14-15 weekdays on 15650 and 9420, the Greek music show is called ``Hello, Patriots`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 15410, R. Farda not too enjoyable Nov 26 at 1439 due to heavy long/shortpath echo. Three different sites are scheduled for this at 11-16: 14-16 is Skelton, UK, 300 kW at 95 degrees. I wonder if the German sites earlier would have had LP echo: 11-12 100 kW, 85 degrees from Biblis, 12-14 100 kW, 77 degrees from Lampertheim. Echo could also be caused if two sites were simultaneous by mistake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. XEQM, 6104.8, audible at peaks as it faded up and down, Nov 26 at 0619, music with Motown flavor, 0623 DJ with someone on phone in Spanish. The het from something on 6105.0 was even weaker, fortunately; and far enough away from big signals Anguilla 6090, CRI Sackville 6115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, BuzzSKSA, Nov 26 at 1531, now with some talk barely audible under, presumably Arabic. Same buzz pitch weaker with no audio on 11785 at 1536 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. VOT, 12035, fair with IS at 1424 Thu Nov 26, end of English transmission. A semihour earlier, reception was too poor to copy Live from Turkey, and // 15300 is a loss colliding with France. But here it is for 24 hours only, starting 23 minutes into the file:

Just a few characters would have sufficed for a unique file name. This time it was just the announcers conversing about life and stuff, avoiding overeating tho not a Thanksgiving special per se (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 13740, CRI English relay via Habana, with considerable QRM at 1427 Nov 26; heard mentioned in Asian language. CRI modulation conveniently lost for a minute but squeal continued, during ululating music from the understation. It`s VOA Kurdish via Wertachtal, GERMANY, 250 kW, 105 degrees at 14-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, WWCR-2 back on the air this morning, Nov 26 at 1426 with PMS, VG Es-enhanced signal audiblizing the whine. Also VG on 15825 with black gospel music show. Ergo, see WWRB harmonic log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. With HF sporadic E causing WWCR to inboom on 13845 and 15825, it`s time to look for 18770, the second harmonic of neighboring WWRB, Nov 26 at 1433 --- but nothing there, since 9385 is not yet on the air. Wake up, Dave! Sleeping in late for Tnxgiving? Checked night frequency 3185 but inaudible there too. At 1509 noticed that 9385 was finally outsending TOM, so checked 18770 again, and there it was, at 1510 with Alex Scourby`s ponderous Bible reading on the Brother Scare broadcast. Bookkeeping the adjustments for airtime lost vs paid for must be a hassle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. R. Nacional de la RASD isn`t always there on 6297: no sign of it Nov 26 at various chex between 0600 and 0645; meanwhile Cairo`s distorted Arabic still strong on 6290 at 0645. Now scheduled until 0700, 315 degrees USward from Abis, and with latest sunrises imminent, holds up all the way till 9 am local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. R. Tirana English at 1945 check Nov 26: about equal signals on 11635 and 7465, both in clear but undermodulated, 1947 news. The next English at 2100: Klara Ruci finishing standard 2-minute opening reciting entire English transmission schedule until 2102, then OM with news: 7430 clear but undermodulated, while // 9895 was sinking into the noise level, exacerbated by overload from PPP on WWCR 9980. I assume in Laporte it`s the same way and he is proud of all the trouble he causes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [non]. Is LRA36 off the air again from 15476? The last report I have seen of it was Oct 29 heard in Brasil, as in DXLD 9-079, and it`s been even longer since Maurits Van Driessche in Belgium has reported it in BDX, mid-September? But he`s mainly into MW. I strained to detect even a carrier, Nov 26 at 1937, but nothing; nor 15345 from Bs As, so anyway, propagation not favorable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 26 at 1412: about equally fair on 8400, 9000, 10210. Not heard on 11300, where we heard it months ago, despite being on an important aero comms frequency, which was again being reported by UDXF monitors Nov 25-26 around 2320-2430, -1004, 1420, tho they didn`t know what it was. Don`t blame us, the ChiCom will say --- we just jam Sound of Hope wherever it appears. Yeah, right (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9355 with a deep mix of YFR and Chinese, Nov 26 at 1954, first the YFR IS mixing with ads(?) in hyper Mandarin, then a bit of classical music. 1959 YFR introducing Romanian hour, and tried to make out the Chinese ID, but no go.

Since this is the same frequency where WYFR has previously been heard mixing two of its own programs in the 06-07+ UT period, Italian/English and Portuguese/Spanish, first suspicion was that RTI programming via WYFR had suffered the same fate. No SAH, as signals were zero-beat as far as I could tell, also making them seem from one transmitter, like the WBCQ case on 15420, see USA.

At 2029, still the mix but Chinese definitely on top, more so than earlier, a clue that it`s not all from one transmitter. At 2057 tried again to unravel this. Chinese even more atop, and very slight fading which could be slight difference in frequency, or propagational.

At 2100, 5+1 timesignal and clear ID we abbreviate as ``CJKT``, or ``ZRGD`` if you prefer, so it`s CNR1, and thus separate from Okeechobee! So strong and steady, could it be via Sackville? No, it`s another of their damn jammers, as the only Mandarin really scheduled on 9355 at 17-22 is RFA via Saipan at 300 degrees, of which nothing at all was audible here, unlike, we can only hope, in xenophobic China, where any words at all from its largest co-dependent trading partner must be blocked from the delicate ears of the people (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11600, there it is again, heavy DentroCuban jamming noise against nothing detectable at 2033 Nov 26. I am rather sure it was not there earlier in the hour when I tuned by the frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 11965, Nov 26 at 1944 hilife music, // 11860, undermodulated, 1948 talk in presumed Hausa as B-09 scheduled from V. of Africa, instead of 11995 where we heard it well into November in prolonged A-09 schedule usage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. RNW can`t afford one frequency in English for NAm, but Nov 26 at 2107 it`s on two frequencies in Dutch, 17605 and 17810, running one or two words apart, depending on the length of the words, in a deliberate asynchronism of modulation peaks to even out electrical consumption at Bonaire. How does that convert to savings on the power bill? This makes it impossible to employ frequency diversity with two receivers, unless you are an echo-enjoyer.

These semihours are at 170 and 90 degrees respectively, so for quite different targets, tho about the same very good level here, far offtarget from both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. Altho it was close to 15121 earlier on Nov 25-26, VON apparently back to 15120.0, as very weak carrier was measured Nov 26 at 1941, like another very weak carrier on 15190.0 from Equatorial Guinea, unfavorable propagation today.

Per Aoki, nothing else scheduled on 15120 at this time, and I also see that the DRM I heard previously around 15120 was not Nigeria testing, but WAZ-Nachrichten from Nauen, Germany scheduled at 15-16 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 18770, WWRB second harmonic with Brother Scare broadcast, reported earlier Nov 26 at 1510 under USA heading, still/again propagating by sporadic E at 1926 check, fading in and out from S2 to S7 peaks. Two frequencies for the price of one might compensate for coming on the air one sesquihour late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 9925, with S Asian music, Nov 26 at 1952, quite strong but with heavy flutter. Turns out to be R. Farda via Iranawila at 324 degrees, 1930-2130; however not much was audible by 2030; MUF got `em? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN [non]. 9490 at 2028 Nov 29 in Swedish, so very likely R. Sweden. Yes, then from 2030 in English, news by Bill Schiller at 2032, magazine of several feature reports including 2046 toxic denims. Loud and clear, might as well be a North American service, but really only for Africa, 320 degrees from Madagascar.

Hey, it really is a North American service too tho they will never say so: the 320 azimuth from Talata exits Africa where Algeria and Morocco meet the Mediterranean, across Iberia, ultimately transiting our continent from Blanc Sablon to Superior to Cheyenne WY, i.e. only 7 degrees away from Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17580, VOA French, 1928 Nov 26, with heavy long/short path echo; 94 degrees from Greenville at 1830-2000, but almost twice as far as Nashville or Vandiver, LP is closer to only 38 Mm than 39, but I`ll take it.No such problem with Greenville 15580 tho also directly off the back, in English at 2105 starting VOA Music Mix hour, on Thursdays dedicated to Top 20 with Ray McDonald for the week ending Nov 28 --- but, but, how does he foresee the future of how things will rank on Nov 27 and 28?? Before any music, recitation of pop stars` birthdays this week, including septuagenarian Tina Turner.

Since the current Top 20 are of no interest to me whatsoever, I then tuned to equally excellent 7465 WWCR for the rest of the hour, Rock the Universe, from the doo-wop era (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Some serious problems at WBCQ Nov 26, possibly because it`s a holiday and no one is paying attention:

15420-CUSB at 1931 had not only the preacher on CUSB, but equal mix with rock music, such as Ringo at 1936. Might have been clash from another station, except the rock was also on CUSB only, so mixing in from the single WBCQ transmitter.

Did not listen continuously but on repeated chex heard only music, no announcements or IDs as to original source of it. Could be studio op had it playing for his own pleasure, unaware it was going on the air along with the gospel huxter whom no one in his right mind would want to pay attention to. Same situation at 2027 when the preaching had switched to the anapaestic Fence Lake NM one. 2104 ditto, and presumably lasted until 2200*

As soon as I first heard this, checked 9330 and 7415 for WBCQ to see if the music was from there, but not: a different preacher in // at 1935. Except it was not 9330, but exactly on 9333.0, CUSB! Finger slipped on frequency keypad? Figured the old transmitter might be analogically tuned. At 2000, 9333 still on the air starting WORLD OF RADIO 1488, // 7415. But they cut it off sometime between then and next check 2027 when 9333 was gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, WINB, Nov 26 at 1942 with Musical Memories, the same one I heard several days ago on WWCR, and now it really is Thanksgiving. QRM de CODAR swishes, and also persistent ute beeping 2-3 kHz on low side. Usual slightly unstable carrier from WINB itself. WINB schedule shows Martha Garvin`s MM Tue at 8 pm and Thu at 2:30 pm EDT. But there is no EDT now, duh! Must mean EST as that fits for 1930 UT Thu, the other meaning 0100 UT Wednesday when on 9265 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. How low can you go and how early and still expect to propagate to Europe? 5745, WYFR 44 degrees in Arabic from 1900, just barely audible here at 1951 Nov 26; maybe it`s better there as we are close to 90 degrees offbeam (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA [and non]

** VATICAN. 7435 with mass in Latin, Nov 26 at 1939, fair. That means it has to be WWCR, WEWN or Vatican, but it`s VR scheduled on this frequency, only at 1940-2030, to Egypt and Turkey to Oman and Yemen. EiBi shows 1940-2000 portion is Rosary to ME, then Italian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. Altho R. Nacional de la RASD was missing in the morning of Nov 26 at 0600-0645, 6297.1 had some music in the evening at 2056, much weaker than Cairo on 6290 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, RTZ, Nov 26 at 1946, very nice regional music, good modulation and audio frequency response too unlike so many other third-world transmitters. Strong enough to muscle Cuba 11730 aside with no problem. Recheck at 2002 in case English news appear at this alternate time to 1800, but just heard a mention of habari and back to music. Tempted to keep listening instead of bandscanning, but duty called (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. V. of Biafra International, another Friday still on 15665 via WHRI, Nov 27 at 1901 in opening anthem, VG signal for the weekly one-hour broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11815, R. Brasil Central singing ID as soon as I intuned, Nov 27 at 0620, then TC for 4:22 at 0621, song, fair signal and similar one from R. Bandeirantes 11925v.

Looked for other 25m Brazilians, and on 11895, a rippling SAH between two weak signals. At 0631 one of them was identifiable as REE in Spanish, so the other is likely as listed in Aoki: ``11895 R. Legião da Boa Vontade, 0700-0200 1234567 Portuguese 1 336 Porto Alegre RS B 05109W 3003S`` perhaps on air an hour earlier due to DST. 1 means 1 kW, and 336 means its azimuth, USward so helping the low power a bit.

11780, RNA popped on mid-song at 0636 with huge 250 kW signal compared to the others. This station shows no finesse about proper sign-ons. By 0700, 11815 and 11925 had improved considerably (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 11735

** CHINA [non]. 11855, at 0658 Nov 27, CRI prélude music, 0700 opening in Chinese, good signal. Figured it was direct, but really via Cërrik, ALBANIA, 310 degrees, same azimuth as R. Tirana via Shijak site to NAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC Nov 27: at 0544, 6140 in English this time, phone ringing audible in background, but not so on // much stronger 6060 or 6010. At 0650 science editor Arnie Coro ending Breakthru, still phone ringing on 6140. Altho not so an hour earlier, now 6060 has Spanish service mixing in as it did 24 hours earlier.

11760 very strong at 0640 in Spanish also with the big hum it develops around this time. Equally huge signal with hum and whine on 11532 from spy(?) transmitter overriding and hetting WYFR 11530. 11532 was mixing with 11760 to produce a leapfrog on 11304 which included RHC audio, fading in and out.

49m things had changed at 0711: 6140 now in Spanish // 6150, 6120 with news sounder. Least hum on 6150. 6010 off, audibilizing LA music, presumably Mil rather than Conciencia; 6060 still on in prolonged English and still with Spanish crosstalk under. 0614 Isabel García (is she still also head of RHC English?), talking about the current military exercises, ``Bastión 2009`` to be prepared for US invasion, admittedly not on a very big scale this year due to current economic situation.

6110 missing again at 1422 Nov 27 --- nothing to separate the best and the worst of US international broadcasting, VOA 6105 and Harold Camping 6115. Maybe 6110 is not opening now until 1500, for there it was at 1508 with Cuban music.

11600, free of jamming at 1510 Nov 27 when weak signal from presumed Prague in Spanish was there, but DCJC noise wall was back at next check 1630, evidently against nothing. More jamming news at USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 11830, often hearing Portuguese between 06-07, which is RFI via SOUTH AFRICA, in Luso accents, so not confundible with the Brasilians on band; a regular since it`s 330 degrees also USward. But Nov 27 at 0700 there was rapid SAH and double audio echoing in another language; mentioned Allah al-Akbar until one of them went off at 0702.

What`s RFI doing promoting any particular religion?? Charitably, it may have been a clip of someone interviewed during newscast in scheduled Hausa, as the pious have to make that clear before saying anything secular. Explaining the overlap: Meyerton stayed on beyond its scheduled 0700 close, when 11830 reverts to Issoudun, 500 kW at 170 degrees until 0730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. VOG again on 15650 instead of excursion to clear 15630, Nov 27 at 1500 atop Miraya FM for Sudan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [non]. 12005, Nov 27 at 1437, one-word-at-a-time missionary haltingly speaking unknown language, kinda reminds me of HCJB`s Kulina, but this is for S Asia, one of numerous unknown languages on the Gospel for Asia schedule via Wertachtal, GERMANY at 1330-1530. Per Aoki, Thursdays and Fridays at 1430-1445 it is Konyak.

Per EiBi`s exhaustive language list at --- ``KNY Konyak Naga (India - Assam, Nagaland: 0.1m)``. If only all the Konyax in OK knew about this opportunity to convert to Christianity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JORDAN. 11960, Amman presumed, Nov 27 at 0623 with Arabic discussion, fair. Scheduled 0500-0715, 500 kW, 350 degrees, but so is CNR Beijing at 00-09, 100 kW, 37 degrees, unheard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze via JSR JAPAN, in English this Friday, Nov 27 at 1402, M reading numerous headline stories from Kyodo about North Korea, relations therewith, etc. He has a very heavy accent; if I could not speak a foreign language any better, I would not put myself on the worldwide air with it, but probably a volunteer for the cause. No QRM, and signal at least as good as NHK with its much better English on 5955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. Since the Tamil Tigers were no longer audible on 11510, at 1455 Nov 27 I tuned up to 11530 for V. of Mesopotamia via Ukraine, for some neat Kurdish music, which was cut off abruptly without apology or announcement at 1500 sharp, time to QSY to 7540, unchecked; and do they expect the Kurds to know where to tune next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 4800, Nov 27 at 0720, very weak music with CODAR, then YL announcement, too weak to be certain it was Spanish. Presumably sporadic XERTA operating at very low power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. RNZI absent from usual good AM signal on 11725, at 0619 Nov 27, while DRM was roaring 13725-13730-13735, but 11725 was back at next check 0633 with Victor Borge misplaying scales and other musical comedy bits, the discussion topic apparently being music education.

6170 atop annoying VOR in Chinese, Nov 27 at 1416, woman reading steamy story of seduxion involving a butterfly-like woman, Clara, set in Manáus, Jan. 7, 1904 as in outro at 1421, ``Scent of Butterflies``, with fado music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. Check of VOR WS in English to NAm, Nov 27 at 0556, story being told expressively, so Audio Book Club? No, the grid at shows ``VOR Treasure Store`` and no A.B.C. anywhen on the schedule anymore [BTW, MS Word spell checker approves anymore as one word, but not anywhen, before any modification on my part]. 12030, 9855 and 9840 all // and synchronized from DVR sites. 12030 marred by CODAR pulses at the rate of two per second; some nights 12030 is not propagating at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA [non]. 11510, the ``IBC Tamil`` transmission, Nov 27 at 1423, fair and fluttery, somewhat weaker than 11530 V. of Mesopotamia for Kurdistan. 11510 had music with a heavy bass drum double beat, 1429 brief announcement in presumed Tamil and more music. Next check at 1455, it was already gone.

Jaisakthivel in Chennai was also monitoring this but tells DX Listening Digest that it lasted until 1458, then 6225 from 1500. He says it was really Voice of Tigers, Pulikalin Kural, with revolutionary songs dedicated to LTTE head Prabakaran, i.e. the overtly clandestine service revived, despite, or rather because of, LTTE`s defeat. The earlier frequency today, 17560 at 1202-1258 was just film songs without any announcements.

Sites are unclear, but had been registered at same or nearby times as: 6225 Tashkent, 11510 Almaty, 17560 Dushanbe. This was the final day for these special broadcasts, not for testing, so will they lead to more such transmissions? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, VOA English news of Africa at 0602 Nov 27, 0605 into Daybreak Africa. Good signal, normally none at this hour. It`s Botswana at 03-07, 350 degrees.

VOA`s Korean service plays some good old American music, such as Stephen C. Foster, Nov 27 at 1443 on 9555, 21 degrees from Tinang so also USward, Old Folx at Home, O Susannah, My Old KY Home to 1451, then explaining what Kentucky is, I assume (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WRMI`s NW antenna still out of commission. Nov 27 at 0550, weak Spanish on 9955, presumed Praga as scheduled, and no jamming audible. However, at 1440 nothing but jamming on frequency during scheduled Happy Station Friday repeat in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Since WBCQ had anomalies on Nov 26, I checked again on Nov 27: 15420-CUSB with NM preacher, before 1900 usual big collision with BBCWS in English via South Africa, then in the clear, and no second rock music audio from WBCQ today.

9330 checked shortly after 1800, BCQ not on yet but a weak signal, presumably Syria. At 1859 WBCQ was again on 9333-CUSB instead of 9330! ID and 1900 infomercial, VG signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. Have not been hearing R. Nacional de la RASD lately in the 06-07 hour as previously, altho did get 6297.1 at 2056 Nov 26. Seems they are now signing on an hour later, if not just a Friday thing: Nov 27 at 0708, Qur`an in their inimitable style, and VG S9+20 signal, incomparable to Cairo since 6290 thence closed around 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. 7435, R. Tirana in Albanian music at 2153 Nov 27: quite distorted modulation as happens too frequently from Shijak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [and non]. Caribbean Beacon is normally later than nominal 2200 switching from 11775 to 6090, but Nov 27 at 2159, DGS already audible on 6090 mixing with VOR IS and DRM from both sides, quite a squeeze job, Ismaning, Germany from 6085 and Junglinster, Luxembourg, also in German, from 6095, while VOR is 285 degrees from ``Armavir`` at 21-23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. While a few days ago I found RA incoming well after 1600 on 11980 via Darwin, it was barely audible Nov 28; instead, 9710 via Shepparton was best, on 30 degree beam toward Alaska, 1605 opening Margaret Throsby interview show, but first playing Greensleeves (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 15700, R. Bulgaria, Nov 28 at 1430 ID in Bulgarian and into folk music show called ``Chardota`` or something like that, sounded Roma. Much better than // 11700. I was going to keep listening to it, but first a bit more bandscanning, which sidetracked me to another music feature on R. Martí; see CUBA [non]. The Sat 1430 semihour on RB is worth a weekly revisit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 28 at 1427: good on 9000, better on 8400 and just barely audible on 10210. Why does relative reception of the big 3 FD channels vary so much? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, Nov 28 at 0634, timecheck for 1:36 and Marfil Estéreo ID; this time had to strain to make it out, weaker than usual; also the area can get desensitized by super signals from WWCR on both sides, 5890 and 5935 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


** CUBA. RHC anomaly survey Nov 28: at 0610, 6140 in English, Ed Newman (not Noonan as Ken Zichi guesses), phone ringing audible in background. Much stronger // 6060 and 6010 with no phone audible, and at this time 6060 did not have Spanish service audio mixed in either!

Cuba does its best to make enemies, not just of the US but of other Latin Americans --- like jamming the innocuous media/DX show La Rosa de Tokio produced in Argentina, UT Sat Nov 28 at 0614. Strong rapid jamming pulses were disrupting this on WRMI 9955, altho not a wall of noise. Try again when it`s scheduled 24 hours later, UT Sunday 0600-0700.

6110 had been missing before 1500 the last few days, but Nov 28 it was back as early as 1357 in music show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. I axually listened to R. Martí on Saturday morning for more than an hour and conclude it`s getting a bum wrap as merely ``la emisora propagandística norteamericana`` as R. Nederland always calls it along with RFE/RL. 15330 was inbooming as usual Nov 28 at 1436, well atop the DentroCuban jamming, tho as time went on the relative jamming level built up.

RM was telling the story of ``Doña la Negra``, a Veracruz washerwoman with a wonderful voice discovered by Agustín Lara, and went on to be a big singing star. It seems the Mexicans had no qualms about nicknaming people by their race. A string of at least a semidozen names made up her birth monicker; I never caught them all, but started with Marieta. It also seems she was too pre-Internet to get any significant Google hits.

Excerpts of her singing were playing continuously along with the narrative, but we never got to hear a complete song uninterrupted. She was obviously Mexican, Jarocha to be specific, but show also dealt with Cuban influence upon her music. After a scandal-free life, she died on 19 Dec 1982.

At 1452 moved on to another singer, a sonero, whose 90th birth anniversary is current, Bartolomé Moré (sp? a.k.a. Benny, or Barto). 1459 cut to R. Martí theme and ID, as if the program were interrupted, and the name of it was not outroed.

1500 starting Resumen Semanal, this week on a Thanksgiving theme, with interviews made at the Miami International Book Fair; at 1535, when I tried 13820 but found jamming worse there, while 11930 was buried, it was Robert Fleming, ``an enormous gringo`` who wrote a book after walking from one end of Cuba to the other, to get to know the common people and found them very hospitable, tho wondering why he didn`t hire a car. After 1600 continued with more from the MIBF.

All this was very well-produced and enlightening, not hard-line exile propaganda at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 11040-11065, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 28 at 1417. Please keep them this far out of SWBC bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 6270, R. Cairo, English to Europe but also USward beyond at 330 degrees, Nov 27 at 2203 sufficient modulation, YL talking about schools in Congo, recipe, 2209 on an Egyptian film director. No QRM a tall (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, AIR GOS in English, Nov 28 at 1422, talking about air pollution in Indian cities. This frequency always has a hum on it, not so bad as to drive away listeners, but wouldn`t a little filtering take care of that? Site listed for this 1330 sesquihour to SE Asia is Bangalore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. KGYN 1210 Guymon: Nov 27 at 2046 UT caradio was at one of the regular hotspots for AM reception in western Enid. At first, nothing but very weak traces on 1210, then KGYN fades in with ``US Country 1210 KGYN`` ID and then fades back down. Never reached normal sufficient level when on 10 kW non-direxional daytime groundwave, so this was skywave, at reduced or direxional-west power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 11715, Tagalog talk with music bed, Nov 28 at 1524; RVA via VATICAN; low rumble het KJES off-frequency but well atop it until latter started gaining at 1530, with chorus audible. Catholix via Catholix vs Catholix! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. VOR WS in English to NAm check Nov 28 at 0615: 9840 tho with some co-channel under from R Rossii, better signal than // 9855, and no signal this time from 12030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 6100, Nov 27 at 2154, presumed Balkan music making fast SAH with RCI Viva in French which was on top. Still same mix at 2204 when International Radio Serbia should have been in English, and RCI was changing to Mandarin. Not to be confused with CRI in Chinese, also scheduled at 2200 from Kunming. Going by the `book` rather than reality, CRI and RCI may pretend IRS is not there since it does not participate in HFCC, to everyone`s detriment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SEYCHELLES [non]. WEWN inaudible and presumably off the 12050 air (it did have a fair signal in Spanish on 11550), facilitating hearing something on 12045, Nov 28 at 1413, YL in English mentioning meter band more than once, then apparently reading a Bible story with extra expressiveness. Poor signal with flutter. Must be FEBA via UAE as scheduled 14-15 in several S Asian languages, per Aoki, except Saturday it is supposed to be a quarter hour each of Malayalam, Konkani, Urdu and Kashmiri, but this was in English, a very rare language for this station, supposedly only on Sundays at 1400-1430. Of course one gains nothing about the world of reality by hearing them in English, whenever that may be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. WWCR`s pdf program guide for November still shows Brother Scare 7 days a week at 1500-1900 on 13845, but Nov 28 at 1515 there was DGS instead, and at 1540 PMS; only fair signal with no Es help from this direxion. Too bad, as it`s Sabbath when BS would have wanted as many outlets as possible, such as WBCQ on 15420-CUSB earlier than usual other days of week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA [non]. The Tamil Tigers` specials expired Nov 27, as nothing heard on 11510, Nov 28 at 1418 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, Sudan Radio Service via PORTUGAL, Sat Nov 28 at 1505, M&W discussion about the importance of registering to vote, with usual heavy echo imposed on speech but not on music bits interspersed. Sounds like something out of Washington. O, I said that before, but so did they about registering to vote, an obsessive topic with SRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWV loud and clear on 20000, Nov 28 at 1513, so it has to be sporadic E opening at less than 800 km. Not enough to inbring KOA aux on 25950, however, quickly sought (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11525, VOA World News Now, Nov 28 at 1521 about Black Friday; poor signal, not noticed here before, a recent change? Listed as Tinang, PHILIPPINES, 283 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) R. Martí: see CUBA [non]

** CANADA. Aha, I caught CFRX mentioning the still applicable but suppressed CFRB call letters just before ``Newstalk 10-10``, Nov 28 at 2237 on 6070, then ads. As for the SW call, CFRX, forget it, never to be spoken. CFRX lux out with little co-channel QRM much of the time, despite not being protected by DOC or RCI at HFCC.

But this hour is worst, a fast SAH of some 10 Hz and audio under, probably Romania in Spanish at 247 degrees. VOA English via Thailand USward at 18 degrees could also be a grayline problem here at 22-24. Not to mention ELWA Liberia, 5 kW non-direxional until 2300, if active? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910, during the previous hour had been BBCWS via South Africa --- see UK [non] --- but at 2321 Nov 28 that was gone tho it did run past 2300, and instead hearing ``Bésame Mucho``, slow song which would seem too hot for an evangelical station, as romantic human love can detract from mandatory love of God, but it must have been Marfil Estéreo nonetheless, as after a couple of segués to other tunes, typical announcement with time check at 2333.

Since this was in, I also tuned for the other HJDH, its sibling station on 6010, La Voz de tu Conciencia --- a messy pileup there at 2325; think I heard some Brazilian and some Chinese, but mainly a wavering audible het plus some music. What`s on 6010 at this hour, per Aoki?

CNR 11, Baoji in Tibetan, 100 kW, 255 degrees, active?

R. Bahrain, 5 kW, non-direxional, 24 hours and really rare in NAm

R. Free Asia, via UAE in Tibetan, plus ChiCom CNR1 jamming, natch

R. Inconfidência, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, 5 kW, 122 degrees

R. Parinacota, Putre, Chile, 1 kW, non-direx 24h; but active?

Voz de tu Conciencia, Puero Lleras, 5 kW, N-D, 24h, active?

XEOI, Núcleo Radio Mil, DF, 250 watts, N-D, 24h

Earlier Nov 28 at 0700, Brian Alexander in PA measured:

6009.95, Radio Inconfidência, Belo Horizonte,

6009.81, Possibly Colombia’s LV de tu Conciencia


** CUBA. Any English from RHC at 2030-2130? No English before or after 2100 Nov 28 on: 11730, 11760, 11770, 11800, 13770, just Spanish.

DCJC grinding on 11600 at 2059 Nov 28, against what? I tuned aside momentarily to check DW on 11605, and when I went back to 11600, the jamnoise was gone, or almost. With BFO there was a bit of hash, possibly a spur of something unID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non]. Nov 28 I was prepared to catch HCJB sign-on via Chile, 11920: at 2243 open carrier; 2245 opening in Portuguese but no mention of CVC, right into Kulina, where its only radio speaker was reading from Chapter XXI of something I could not catch, not Matthew.

Good steady S9+20 signal, no modulation problem on 11920, but nonetheless, accompanied by distorted FMy spurs at 11900.0 and 11940.0; the // audio was unmistakable, sounding much lower than the still strong S-meter reading of S9+15 on the extras at 2251. Nothing to bother on 11900, but at 2256, 11940 REE IS was getting mushed just before its sign-off.

At 2300, HCJB Global introduced Portuguese service, and reconfirmed its ignorance of what time it is in Brazil by claiming it was at 2000-2145 `hora oficial de Brasília` = 2300 UTC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** GERMANY [non]. As I as noting the Cuban jamming on 11600, also noticed DW on 11605 at 2059 UT Sat Nov 28, outroducing ``Wort zum Sonntag``. Hmmm, do they have Words for Friday, Saturday or any other day that any of the multitude of religions observed in Germany may consider holy? How about strict separation of church and state (including public broadcasting). Asking for trouble, otherwise.

Or does WzS embrace all religions now? Website has archive of last six shows, unclear to me from the unfamiliar abbrs. whether they all be somehow Christian, but they sure look native German:

Wort zum Sonntag | 14.11.2009 Von Pfarrerin Lucie Panzer

Wort zum Sonntag | 21.11.2009 Von P. Hans Peters SVD

Wort zum Sonntag | 28.11.2009 Von Pfarrerin Lucie Panzer

Wort zum Sonntag | 31.10.2009 Zum Reformationstag

Wort zum Sonntag | 07.11.2009 Von P. Hans Peters SVD

Wort zum Sonntag | 24.10.2009 Von Sr. Dr. Aurelia Spendel OP

Linx go to full scripts, not audio, if one wants to investigate further. Today`s is obviously Christian from a ``Reverend``.

I got to those by searching, but this page does have audio linx:,,2954,00.html?id=2954&x=14&y=10

These sermonettes are nothing compared to the live complete church service Sundays at 0905 UT on DW, apparently either ``Evangelical`` or ``Catholic``, and that`s all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Cf. my previous report under CUBA [non] of Radio Martí with a feature on ``Doña la Negra``. No wonder I could not locate her under that name. Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla in the DF explains, ``Hola Glenn: la cantante que refieres era conocida como "Toña la Negra". Toña es el sobrenombre que se les da a las Antonias, por tanto "Toño" a los Antonios, y efectivamente aquí no hay problema por decirle a alguien "negro", incluso no siéndolo del todo. Saludos, Julián`` (Glenn Hauser, Oclajoma, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9895, VG S9+22 signal Nov 28 at 2213 with Arabic music, soon pausing for announcement in Arabic as ``Huna Amsterdam`` and e-mail arabic @ Kept a receiver running on this the rest of the hour and it was nothing but music, breaking every quarter hour or so for same announcement.

Amsterdam? What became of Hilversum; has it been absorbed into the metro, or they figure no Arab will recognize Hilversum as the historic radio city of the Netherlands, whence RNW still operates, or is this particular service really coming from studios in Amsterdam?

What studios? The Dutch taxpayers are paying for hours of musical entertainment for the Arabs they cannot get elsewhere? It was mostly pop vocal, so possibly had an underlying message, but I doubt it. RNW has gone to the trouble of reviving its Arabic service on SW, presumably with loftier goals. At 2257 the music seemed to go into some kind of loop; at 2259, 9895 switched to RNW carillon IS, and then opening in Spanish, claiming to be via Greenville!

But the 22-23 hour on 9895 is scheduled as via RWANDA 325 degrees, so also defacto Arabic to North America. I tuned away to other things at 2300, assuming Spanish would really follow and there must have been a site switch, but at recheck 2302, 9895 was off. Kigali 9895 must not have cut off the Arabic feed on time. But why would RNW feed any Spanish at all to that site?

RNW Spanish on 9895 via Greenville does not really start until 0000. During the previous hour, it`s on 11655, as I soon found at 2302. I had first noticed 11655 at 2248 with continuous tone test, and wondered what would ensue. By 2336 the co-channel IBB transmitter on 11655 had overtaken RNW Spanish, Udorn, THAILAND at 30 degrees. That does not start until 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5910, poor signal in African English with discussion of development, Nov 28 at 2228, continuing past 2230. Soon became obvious this was not spontaneous, but scripted. 2258 turned out to have been BBC World Drama, with produxion credits, 2259 regular BBCWS jingle and ID, 2300 starting news in The World Today. Did not recheck until 2321 when BBC was gone, Marfil Estéreo [see COLOMBIA] instead. What`s going on here?

By pretending to be in Accra, Ghana, listening on FM, I found that BBC World Drama was running at 22-23 UT, specifically

``The Prison Graduates, by Efo Kodjo Mawugbe

Broadcast Saturday 28 November 2009 at 2001 GMT [sic]

Listen to The Prison Graduates

Daniel Francis, David Gyasi, Richard Pepple, Wale Ojo and Mo Sesay

This is the second of our two prize-winning plays from the BBC World Service and British Council International Radio Playwriting Competition 2009 - which won the English as a second language category.

Efo Kodjo Mawugbe’s play was described by the judges as "imaginative", "muscular" and "hysterically funny".

The play sees four men try to make their way in the world after being released from prison in Ghana. They explore their many options – only to choose the one that might have surprised them all. This is a surreal, post-colonial fable - whereWoza! Albert [sic] meets Samuel Beckett..``

As for the transmission, 5910 is supposed to be on at 2200-2300 only, 100 kW, 330 degrees via Meyerton, SOUTH AFRICA, so yet another African service also USward. Often happens that SENTECH doesn`t end a transmission right on time; or did BBC deliberately keep it on at least for the hourtop news until 2306? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Would WWCR be testing on 60m this Saturday evening? No, on regular 3240, Nov 28 at 2304 opening Golden Age Radio Theatre, with a Duffy`s Tavern from 1951y to be followed later in hour by The Haunting Hour (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1860 kHz AM at 2308 Nov 28, with ham news bulletins, sounding like one-way broadcasts rather than two-way contacts, since, well, that`s what they are. Could hear some zero-beat SSB QRM, and occasional hets, presumably from hams not too pleased with this weekly, er, broadcast on 160m, even tho it may be legal like W1AW.

2313 had story of pirate Raymond Frank bust in Austin TX, the one who claims FCC has no jurisdixion in the Republic of Texas; courtesy Amateur Radio Newsline. At 2316 Don Carlson in NV credited a bunch of sources (not including DXLD), but including something in Australia, ``W-one-A``, unaware that it`s WIA, for Wireless Institute of Australia, their equivalent of ARRL.

Local ID as ``Gateway 160 [meter] Newsletter, on WA0RCR, Westville, Missouri``. ARNL, ARRL, RAIN, TWIAR reports rotate on no particular schedule, from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Next segment was from RAIN. Signal is clear and steady with occasional slight fades, just as good if not better than KMOX, and with no IBOC sidebands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 5835, VOA sports at 2226 Nov 28, its usual position in their news wheel, 2235 non-sports news, poor signal, whence? 21 degrees USward from Tinang, PHILIPPINES.

7220 much better with same // 5835 at 2240. And I do mean same, as also 21 degrees and synchronized; at the moment saying that Honduras is holding elexions ``today`` --- meaning Sunday Nov 29, but it`s not ``today the 29th`` for another 7+ hours in Honduras, 6+ hours in Washington, so how can they justify calling this day before ``today`` just because the service is intended for next-day Asia? 24 hours from now, would VOA say the elexions were ``yesterday`` instead of ``today`` while the polls are still open? See also NETHERLANDS [non] 11655 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 9505, Nov 28 at 2206 sorta British accent encouraging men not to beat their wives, unless in self-defense, like she`s coming at you with a knife. Good advice, soon justified by bible citations. Fairly good signal from the Nigerian service of 1Africa/CVC at 315 degrees from Lusaka, ergo also to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120 et al., Sunday Nov 29 at 1335-1350, En Contacto, RHC`s Spanish DX program which I find a lot more enjoyable than DXers Unlimited featuring Coro`s limited obsessions with homebrewing, etc. Mid-feature this week was Para los Principiantes, answering question from one of their many DentroCuban listeners, what are DAB and BLU and is a special receiver necessary to receive them? Answers were unsatisfactory. Just pronounced ``digital audio broadcasting`` without explaining what it is and that not only do you need a special receiver, but have to be in a country where that mode is in use, on VHF, not HF, such as UK. BLU defined as SSB but not really explained nor answering the receiver question. See also SPAIN.

The usual jumbled-up situation later on Sunday morning, tnx to the sporadic Aló, Presidente relays. At 1509 found big open carrier on 13750, a frequency used only for Hugo, so they were QRX for him, but after no modulation except weak phone ringing, it finally cut off, giving up at 1540*. While 11760 was in Esperanto as scheduled at 1509, RHC Spanish frequencies were missing: 11730, 11800, and I think 13680: in skirt of CRI via Canada 13675, something there but unseemed // RHC music on 13770. Also open carrier on 11690. Nothing on other A,P channels 12010, 17750. At 1540, when 13750 went off, 11690 still open carrier. At 1545, 11760 had reverted to RHC music // 6110, but 11730 and 11800 still absent; as was 11680 which other days carries RNV during this hour. But: see VENEZUELA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, VOI still there, Nov 29 at 1304, but just barely modulated, sounded like English but cannot be positive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. Nothing extracontinental making it on 60 m, but 75, 90 and 105 m had fair signals from here at 1325-1331+ Nov 29: 3985, 3912, 3480 with noise jamming against S Korean clands; 3320 and 3250 in Korean; 2850 in non // Korean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Checking out the English programs from XEDA, Imagen, the best or only way to hear English from the DF, online: Program grid at indicates several time shifts, now updating our MONITORING REMINDERS CALENDAR:

The weekly LIVING IN MEXICO is now Sat 1300-1400 and Sun 1600-1700 UT.

IMAGEN NEWS Con Ana María Salazar: Mon-Sat 1130-1200; UT Mon, Tue 0500-0530; UT Wed-Sat 0430-0500.

Direct link to audio stream; don`t forget the final / ---

If you hear Spanish at first, don`t give up: most of the commercials, PSAs within the English shows are in Spanish! I listened to Living in Mexico on Nov 29; it`s really a weekly roundup of material previously aired on the daily show. WTFK? This is a webcast-only `log`.

Also two months` audio available on demand:

Ana María Salazar`s original Facebook page is filled up to 5000 capacity, but said she has opened another, with lots of discussion.

Also: amsalazar on twitter (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. After listening to RHC`s En Contacto [see CUBA], I tuned on to 17595, and there was the tail end of REE`s DX program, Amigos de la Onda Corta on 17595, Sunday Nov 29 at 1352 with propagation outlook for December, wrapped up by 1355. This reminds us that in an incredibly stupid move, REE rescheduled that show this season so it conflicts with RHC`s DX program every Sunday morning. No excuse, since EC has been at that time forever. The only other airing left on REE, UT Saturdays 0605, is also inconvenient in Europe and the Americas, except Baja California Norte, Alta California and Yákima, where it`s 2205 local Fridays, if they can get any frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. VOA Spanish service, Sunday Nov 29 after 1300 was presenting the Billboard Top 20. Since all(?) these songs are in English, what`s the point of doing this on the Spanish service? Very good on 9885; recheck 1332 as I hit 13715, just dead air, then after a good many sex, both started playing some jazz, to fill the hour? Also on weak // 15590. VOA gets serious about real programming in Spanish only on weekdays.

VOA English is still active on 7575, Jazz Hour, fair Sunday Nov 29 at 1311. During this hour it`s TINIAN at 279 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, WTJC, at 1305 Nov 29 mentioning WHGT Christian Radio and its website, That`s an FBN affiliate on 1590 in Pennsylvania ``operating on very low power``. NRC-AM Log 2009 shows it with 15000, 5000, 1000, 500 or 58 watts, depending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9385, WWRB already on with Brother Scare, Nov 29 at 1306 tuneby, only fair as not yet built up to huge daytime signal. So the transition from 3185 to 9385 can occur as early as 1300, or as late as 1530, depending on when Dave gets around to it. Make that as early as 1200, the ``official`` change time per FCC and HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Sunday Nov 29 looking for Aló Presidente, which RHC B-09 schedule claims is on the air between 1400 and 1800 on 11690, 12010, 13680, 13750 and 17750 --- see CUBA, 13750 was on with nothing but phone ringing at 1509-1540*. Did not check again until 1800 and found all five of those frequencies now running with YL speaking at the moment rather than Hugo; 13750 best by far, 12010 a distant second and the others weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 30 at 1525: 11300, 10210, 9000, 8400, all // around S9+10, but sounding slightly stronger on the lower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 13710, AIR GOS to SE Asia, Monday Nov 30 at 1444, mailbag show, final call to someone who has been listening since the 1970s, mentioned this very frequency and will send QSL. Gave quick address once so I couldn`t catch it all, along with Box 500.

Better signal on 13710 than hummy // 9690, except 13710 faces the DentroCuban leapfrog, 13770 RHC over 13740 CRI relay, producing Spanish audio and fast SAH, 1446 to music. Calling the mailbag ``Faithfully Yours`` hints they are not interested in hearing from the non-targeted USA, where no one uses that expression in closing a letter.

FY appears at several times during Monday broadcasts including 1430 on these plus unchecked 11620; next chances to hear it: Mon 1830 on 11935 9445 7550 7410 6180; 2120 on 6180 7410 7550 9445 11620 11715. Those need to be confirmed as AIR publish no programme schedule. Are there any other airings, e.g. in the 2245-0030 broadcast? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, R. Educación was granted almost 25 minutes of freedom from QRM, Nov 30: tune in at 0624 with ``Pennies from Heaven`` and then several other great songs from the Thirties, all performed in English. After YL DJ back-announcement, RNA Brasil cut on at 0644, covering XEPPM. Kept cutting on and off a few times, then stayed on, ruining next song, ``Ghost Riders in the Sky`` by Vaughn Monroe.

I am counting the days until February 15 when Brasília goes off DST and RNA signs on an hour later (except 24 h on UT Sundays). Then we shall have a full four weeks until March 14 when USA goes on DST unlike Mexico, whence we would have to stay up an hour `later`, to benefit from this expanded window 0620-0745v UT. Of course, if Vatican is not too strong, we may still listen to XEPPM before 0620, in day-to-day variations, and once over the hump in early January, Vatican steadily weakens with earlier sunrises in the North. Sunsets will already start inching later from early December.

BTW, lists the following mostly western and northern states as NOT observing DST this summer: Amazonas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, Tocantins --- Amazonas??? Doesn`t matter, RNA really comes from Brasília, where they care nothing about what time it is in their service area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15385, REE Sephardic service on Mondays only from 1425, caught closing Nov 30 at 1454 with echo, longpath? YL finally has correct frequency announcement for this, 15385 instead of 15325 as claimed for months! But now she says repeat at 0115 UT Tue to South America is on 11795; 0415 Tue to North America on 9650. Original B-09 schedule UT Tue 0115 was for 11780, and previously announced as such, ignoring clash with Brasília, so maybe have really shifted to 11795. If not, they should have (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, WWCR-2 missing again Nov 30 at 1443, tho propagating sufficiently on 15825. Possible scenario: TUN/DGS/PMS no longer can afford/want to buy out that transmitter 24/7, so WWCR offered part of the time to Brother Scare. He`s currently buying 4 hours a day at 1500-1900, but now TUN wants even less, so it`s off the air part of the time. Except: at 1529 Nov 30 it`s still off the air during the BS portion, and Israel in Persian 13850 unperturbed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


The Line of Sight and Beyond


Kevin Redding – Crump, TN

As listed


Heard on a Sangean HDR-1 and CM 3032 amp with FM-6 antenna 11/14:

107.9 WFCA French Camp, MS 0800 after Americana music ToH ID and SRN news. NEW

102.5 WPRT [HD] Nashville, TN 0813 with hip-hop into stopset "party radio".

89.9 WMAB Mississippi State, MS 0845 with Weekend Edition and interview of Coach Roy Williams. NEW

91.3 WMPN Jackson, MS 0851 with Weekend Edition and interview of Coach Roy Williams into a report about a French musical group. NEW

94.9 WKOR Columbus, MS 0920 "K94.9" several IDs during stopset and then C&W Shoulda Been a Cowboy". NEW

100.5 WWMM Helena, AL 0935 playing a song by The Postal Service - Such Great Heights. NEW

102.7 WXBM Pensacola, FL 0942 Its the number one show on the Gulf Coast, Marty and Linda! NEW

103.3 WMXS Montgomery, AL 0945 Alabama Power ad and then slogan MIX 103 into Fleetwood Mac, NEW

103.7 WQEN Trussville, AL 0950 Top 40 and slogan "The Q" and ad for concert at BJCC. NEW

104.5 WQJB State College, MS 1000 with ToH ID. NEW

104.7 WZZK Birmingham, AL 1006 playing C&W.

105.1 WVRY Waverly, TN 1008 with GOS MX "Get Ready". NEW

105.7 WZHT Montgomery, AL 1011 Hot 105.7 WZHT ID NEW



David Slate – Hendersonville, TN

Receiver, Antenna



8:10  102.3  WCLU  Munfordville KY   w/ " " ment   and a Funeral home ad with Ment of Barren County KY    relog.   78 mi 

8:13  104.3  WZYP  Athens, AL  w/ ads  Tennessee Valley and Huntsville Ments   relog  106. mi

8:20  88.9  WKYU Bowling Green KY    RDS: WKU Public radio  relog 48 mi

8:28  98.7  WHOP  Hopkinsville  KY    Hopkinsville ment   "lite 98.7"  relog 63 mi

8:31  99.1  WAHR  Huntsville AL   "star 99.1"  ment of Huntsville   relog 109  mi

8:31  99.9  WVLC  Campbellsville KY    w/ the big dog flea marekt  relg  101 mi 


Steven Wiseblood – Boca Chica Beach, TX

Roadmaster VRCD400-SDU AM/FM$ car stereo FM-6 YAGI @ 15ft.


2 NOV 2009 Tr

1709 104.7 WRBQ FL Tampa, oldies  "Q-105"  920 miles "serving Tampa, the Greatest hits of all time"

1721 103.5 FL WFUS Gulfport - "US 103.5" C&W 920 miles "Tampa Bay Bucaneers total access, Sports talk"; mention of //620 WDAE 1740 92.1 WLTQ FL Venice; "Lite 92-1" 920 miles mention of Sarasota, traffic report, ads, weather; "Saarsota Film Society"

1803 94.1 WLLD FL  Lakeland; "The new WILD 94-1", hip-hop, 930 miles WLD  "The NEW WILD 94-1"  "the NUT HOUSE",

100.7 WMTX FL Tampa; "MIX 100.7",   920 miles "MIX 100.7", ads, "highs in the low to mid 80's"

7 NOV 2009

0640 97.3 KQHN AR Magnolia (Shreveport-Bossier LA) "Mix 97-3" 500 miles

0656 105.1 WQJQ MS Kosciusko-Jacskon,  644 miles      

"Q-105.1 Jackson's super hits"  classic hits

0720 102.7 KTXJ TX Jasper. mention of Jasper, "Christian Book and Supply" ads; 406 miles

0723 102.7 WXBM FL Milton, C&W, ID  670 miles

"Your country, WXBM", local news, sports and weather

0741 103.5 KLAA  LA Tioga, "Louisiana's country LA 103.5" 485 miles

0800 99.7 WJMI MS Jackson, "99 JAMZ WJMI", hip-hop,  610 miles

0816 96.3 WUSJ MS Jackson, "US 96.3 country" 620 miles

0914 95.5 WHLH MS Jackson, "Hallelujah FM" gospel mx; 620 miles

14 NOV 2009

0300  103.1 WOSM MS Ocean Springs, "The Gospel Giant FM-103.1 WOSM", 615 miles*

0314 100.7 WJLQ FL Pensacola-Mobile, "Todays hit music,  i-100" 670 miles

"The most music guaranteed, 10 songs in a row, i-100"

0322 100.7 WYPY LA Baton Rouge;"New Country 100.7 The TIGER,  500 miles

0328 101.9 WLMG LA New Orleans, "MAGIC 101.9" lite rock/mix 525 miles

0343 104.7 WZZK AL Birmingham, C&W, "104.7 Birmingham's WZZK" 815 miles*

0400 105.5 WFCT FL Apalachicola, "The Coast 105.5" Nostalgia 800 miles*

0415 107.7 WUHT AL Birmingham, "Birmingham's HOTTEST radio station, HOT 107-7" - 815miles*

0607 103.7 WUSW MS Laurel-Hattiesburg, rock "103-7 The Fox" 625 miles

0619 102.9 WMSI MS Jackson "MISS-103" C&W; retro-country program; 620 miles

0625 103.3 WMXS AL Montgomery, ads,  promos, mention of Montgomery; 805 miles

0640 94.9 WKSJ  AL Mobile; "95 KSJ" Foxworthy Countdown,  667 miles   

0647 93.5 unID "B-93.5" promo Billy Bush show, ads

0647 93.5 WMLV MS Meridian."V-93.5" promo Billy Bush show, ads, 650 miles

0917 104.7 WFSH GA Athens-Atlanta;"104.7 the FISH gives YOU a chance to give back to your community", 977 miles

0901 104.7 WZZK AL Birmingham, C&W, "104.7 WZZK Birmingham" full ID top of the hour, 815 miles.. ocassionally mixing with a southern gospel station

1033 107.3 WYCL FL Pensacola, "My 107.3" classic hits, 670 miles 

1533 106.7 WYAY GA  Gainesville-Atlanta, "Atlanta's true oldies channel" 980 miles

1555 105.5 WFCT FL Apalachicola, football talk, Alabama-Misissippi State, "The Coast 105.5"  800 miles

1603 104.7 WRBQ FL Tampa, oldies  "Q-105" jingle  920 miles

1607 104.7 WFSH GA Athens-Atlanta; promo w/phone #,  "104.7 The Fish" Christian pop/rock music; 977 miles

1719 104.7 WZZK AL Birmingham, C&W, "104.7 Birmingham's WZZK" back strong! 815 miles

1741 104.7 WFSH GA Athens-Atlanta; stongest its been all day! "104.7 The Fish" Christian pop/rock music; 977 miles

1749 100.7 WJLQ FL Pensacola-Mobile, "Todays hit music, i-100" 670 miles

1754 103.3 "The 70's" Love Roller Coaster w/"Ohio Players

1757 103.7 WUSW MS Laurel-Hattiesburg, rock "103-7 The Fox" 625 miles

1759 103.3 WVEE GA Atlanta,  promo "V-103" hip-hop 980 miles

1705 103.5 WFUS FL Bradenton; "US 103-5", C&W;  920 miles

1808 102.7 WXBM FL Milton, C&W, "Your country, WXBM" deep fades, like Es! 670 miles

15 NOV 2009

0431 104.7 WZZK AL Birmingham, C&W, "104.7 Birmingham's WZZK" 815 miles

0445 106.7 WYAY GA Gainesville-Atlanta, "true oldies 106-7" 980 miles

0717 103.3 WVEE GA Atlanta, promo "V-103"; "Sunday Morning PRAISE", 980 miles

0759 106.7 WKMX AL Dothan, "106.5 KMX" pop/hits  780 miles

0853 100.7 WJLQ FL Pensacola-Mobile, "Todays hit music, i-100" 670 miles

0912 102.7 WXBM FL Milton, "Your country, 102.7 WXBM" country music countdown; 

"Your Country 102.7 WXBM" promo "Sunrise Show"  670 miles

0930 97.3 WRAK GA Bainbridge-Albany, "Merry Christmas from Magic 97-3", 1159 full ID, "Your Christmas Music Station", 850 miles

1240 94.1 WLLD FL Lakeland-Tampa Bay; concert promo,"The new WILD 94-1", hip-hop, 945 miles

1319 92.3 WWKA FL Orlando, promos "K-92FM" C&W music, 1011 miles

1416 94.9 WWRM FL Tampa Bay; "The NEW MAGIC 94-9" light mix, 920 miles

1425 103.5 WFUS FL Bradenton; "US 103-5", NFL scoreboard, Bucaneers football, 920 miles 

1432 93.3 WFLZ FL Tampa, "brought to you by Tijuana Flats", weather for Tampa Bay area, 920 miles

1622 94.1 WMEZ  FL Pensacola, "Soft Rock 94.1" 671 miles

28 NOVEMBER 2009 Es

1711 94.1 JAMAICA RJR 94-FM Kingston, "You're tuned to ROAD ROCK on 94-RJR-FM"

"RJR News", ID, "Smart shoppers shop at SINGER with "The BIG-94"

1718 92.1 JAMAICA  Kingston   "Hitz 92-FM" hip-hop

1722 94.9 JAMAICA RJR  Coleyville/Mandeville  //94.1

1728 93.7 JAMAICA  565-6784 telephone number; hard-core reggae/pop/hip-hop, Caribbean accented M ancr

1731 89.1 JAMAICA KLAS-FM Montego Bay; horse racing results,

horse racing results; "If it's sports it's on KLAS 89-1 SPORTS RADIO"

1737 97.1 JAMAICA  Kingston; "Kool 97-FM" "KOOL HOUSE PARTY", reggae

ads, promos, "Just COOLIN" "December to REMEMBER" concert

1749 90.5 KCSU CO  Fort Collins, alt. rock. "Colorado State University",


The Visible Universe


Nothing reported this month


Nothin’ But Net

(Editor – Martin Foltz)


I searched through all the digests and could only come up with one Podcast from Kevin. I guess that means everyone is at their radios instead of their computers. Remember to post your Internet radio logs to ABDX!


Kevin Redding – Cosmic Crump, TN, Center of the Known Universe


DX Partyline Podcast

Posted by: kevin redding

Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:06 am (PDT)

Get it here....



And that’s another month on the Net. Thanks to Kevin, our one reporter.


73’s, Martin



You don’t Need a Weatherman…


Nothing reported this month


Extra, Extra!


Citadel Broadcasting Arranging to Hand Control to Its Lenders


Citadel Broadcasting Corp., the third-largest radio broadcaster in the U.S., is preparing to file for bankruptcy by the end of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Citadel's long-expected move is yet another reminder of the travails facing media companies, which are up against stiff competition and shifts in consumer habits. Advertising revenues have plunged for newspapers, radio broadcasters and television stations.

For radio companies, overall ad revenue is expected to drop 19% this year, according to research firm BIA/Kelsey.

Under the deal presented to lenders this week, Citadel would file a "prearranged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan supported by many creditors. Lenders owed $2 billion would swap a substantial amount of that debt for around 99.5% of the equity in a reorganized company, these people said.

The restructuring would give the group of some 90 lenders control of Citadel. Current shareholders, as in most bankruptcies, would be wiped out.

The lenders have until Tuesday to sign the deal, which would cut Citadel's debt load to about $760 million, these people said. A group of lenders holding about 40% of the debt —including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and General Electric Co.'s GE Capital—have indicated they support the reorganization, the people said.

The company still needs the support of holders of two-thirds of its debt outstanding, as well as a majority of individual debt holders, to receive final approval of the plan in bankruptcy court.

A person familiar with the situation cautioned that the company could delay its bankruptcy filing depending on the amount of creditor support it receives in coming days.

Citadel Chief Executive Farid Suleman is likely to remain at the helm after the bankruptcy, people familiar with the situation said. Citadel representatives didn't respond to requests for comment on the company's restructuring negotiations and Mr. Suleman declined to comment on any bankruptcy talks.

The company's shares currently trade under 5 cents each on over-the-counter markets, giving it a market capitalization of under $12 million. In 2004, company shares traded above $16 each, giving the Las Vegas-based company about a $2.2 billion market value.

Some media companies have tapped a booming high-yield bond market to improve their financial pictures. Clear Channel Communications Inc.'s outdoor unit, which sells advertising on billboards, for example, announced Wednesday night it is raising $750 million in an offering of senior notes, which will help its parent pay down part of its massive debt load.

But before the credit markets thawed, the recession pushed the likes of newspaper publisher Tribune Co. and television-station group ION Media Networks Inc., into bankruptcy protection. Despite improving markets, many media companies remain distressed and are exploring restructurings

Radio companies face a host of new competitive pressures, as listeners flock to digital music players or simply spend more time talking on mobile phones. These consumers are also increasingly listening to radio programs online, but Citadel and its competitors have had trouble turning the growing Internet audience into steady revenue streams.

During boom times, radio broadcasters took on loads of debt, reckoning their steady cash flows could support future obligations. Clear Channel took on more than $17 billion to go private last year and is drawing closer to violating conditions on its debt. Emmis Communications Corp. received amendments on debt agreements twice this year, and Regent Communications Inc. fell into credit-facility default earlier this year after auditors questioned whether it could avoid bankruptcy.

Citadel's bankruptcy is a setback for Mr. Suleman, who expanded the radio broadcaster just ahead of the financial crisis. Mr. Suleman got his start at CBS Radio where he worked closely with then-chief executive Mel Karamzin, who now runs Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Citadel landed in trouble after loading up on debt to fund its acquisition of Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Radio stations in 2006. At the time, radio was a $20 billion-a-year industry. The ABC stations, chiefly in large cities compared to the medium-sized markets in which Citadel specialized, offered the company a chance to vault onto a much bigger playing field.

But 2006 turned out to be the peak, leaving Citadel saddled with debt in a business that began shrinking rapidly.  "If I knew the economy was heading to where it was, I would have sold, not bought," Mr. Suleman said. "We took on a capital structure at a time when we did not anticipate radio revenues tanking."

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On top of that, Citadel also lost two outsized radio personalities: Paul Harvey died earlier this year and Sean Hannity, the conservative talk-show host viewed as second only to Rush Limbaugh, defected last year to rival Premiere Radio Networks, part of Clear Channel.

New conditions on Citadel's debt are scheduled to kick in Jan. 15. The company has said it wouldn't be able to meet the January deadline for the new debt terms, which require Citadel to have $150 million in available cash, among other things. The company currently has just about $24 million in cash.

In recent months, Citadel tapped law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP and investment bank Lazard Ltd. for restructuring advice.

As bad as things are, Citadel has outpaced rivals this year. Its revenue through the end of September dropped 14.7%. Clear Channel's revenue, meanwhile, slid 19.2%, while CBS Radio decreased 23.2%.

Some debt holders, including hedge funds registered offshore, will receive special warrants in lieu of new stock as part of the restructuring. That's designed to avoid running afoul of regulatory rules that limit concentrated ownership of media companies.


Bargain Barn


Nothing for sale this month 


Show and Tell – New Toys


Phil Rafuse – Tecsun PL-310

My little Tecsun PL-310 arrived from China today.

Well, this is the first ultralight I've truly been impressed with!  Spending the last few minutes with it on MW, it is very sensitive - pulling in 1215 Absolute Radio and 1134 Croatia every bit as well as my Sony 2010.

555 ZIZ in St. Kitts was coming in like a local.

The bandwidth choices are great  6, 4, 3, 2 and 1.  These are audio bandwidths - we would normally express them in terms of IF bandwidth of 12, 8, 6, 4 and 2.  The DSP bandwidths are tight, very tight. It is kind of like an R-390A that fits in a shirtpocket.  On the widest bandwidth of "6" it has near AMAX type audio.  "4" sounds like a typical good sounding radio.  "3" sounds like a typical radio. "2" sounds like a fairly hard-core communications receiver and "1" sounds very tight, muffled, but readable.  A truly wonderful selection of bandwidths.

The buttons are really intuitive - which is good, since the manual is in Chinese.  I had the clock and the alarm set in record time.\

The direct keypad entry is a treat: just key in 1-2-1-5 and presto, it tunes to 1215 KHz.  No need to press enter.

Very nice for nulling.

I suspect I'm going to get some nice catches with this one.


Steven Wiseblood – Grundig G8


Got it at Radio Shack! Apparently I was shipped the LAST ONE in San Antonio.

I already received it and am IMPRESSED with MEDIUM-WAVE. Very SENSITIVE and SELECTIVE. It reminds me, a bit, of a SMALL "Superadio". FM is EXCELLENT, and Shortwave is VERY SENSITIVE/SELECTIVE also!   I'll play around with it more NEXT WEEKEND!


Jim Kearman – Grundig G8


Have had mine a day now. Have logged 107 stations, 20 states, 6 countries (it helps to live near the Caribbean!), all MW, barefoot. So I guess it's okay. Tried SW on a short indoor wire this afternoon and picked up a local AM-BCer in several places, as previously reported. MW conditions last night seemed better than tonight. No TA hets heard at sunset tonight. LW seems pretty deaf barefoot. Can't hear Stella Maris on 526 kHz, across the way in Bahamas. Only beacon heard so far is "5," around 405 kHz.

Running mine into a Sony ICDUX70 MP3 recorder, with phones connected to the recorder. With a long-ish cable the recorder doesn't bother the radio.


Testing, Testing…


WGGH 1150 Marion Illinois, DX Test


On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Paul B. Walker, Jr. <> wrote:

I spoke to the station owner today, and coinciding with some tweaking of our Omnia audio processing, we will also conduct a DX Test!

It will happen on February 6th from 12am to 2am (Friday going into Saturday, not Saturday into Sunday) We will operate at our full 5000 Watts and Day pattern. The test will consist of classic country and oldies music along with tons of various sound effects. It should be fairly easy to identify the station, as our slogan is somewhat unique, "Monster Radio AM 1150". We also have TM Century jingles, including one used every hour for a legal id ( spoken.."Southern illinois Trusted Voice Since 1949, (sung) AM 1150 WGGH Marion" 

The time the test actually starts will be largely dependent on when the last classic country song in the 11pm hour ends. We will remain at low pwoer until the exact moment before our 12am legal id plays. (It has run as late as 12:03am) 

I plan on being in the studio live and "jocking" the test. We may or may not have a contest with a prize to giveaway but a call-in contest. I need to find a prize of interest to people nationwide, if anyone has anything to donate, please let me know. Our studio number is (618) 993-8102. Do NOT call bout anything DX test related until the night of the actual test. I will NOT be in the studio till right before the test.

 I will handle QSL requests, but you MUST send a self addressed envelope with at least 2 stamps, otherwise you will not get a reply. I do not have the time, energy or money to be buying stamps or envelopes. I *PROMISE* to rpely to everyone who sends one in this time!! I will want to know your location, types of radio used, when/what you heard. If you send a CD, do NOT send the entire test, just a few relevant clips. If you send a cassette tape, cue it up to where it needs to be or I won't listen. Our webstreaming will be disabled during this test.

 Also, please be aware our mailbox at the post office is only checked twice a week, so you may not get an imemdiate reply. Make SURE you address the envelope and letter to my attention or I may not see it right away. 

Unfortunately, we have no bumper stickers, pens or anything else to give out. You will most likely get just a letter. If we have coverage maps, I might send those. 

If I have forgotten anything, I will add to it later. 

Paul B. Walker, Jr.

WGGH-AM 1150

P.O. Box 340

Marion, IL 62959 


WWCR Impromptu test 11/21


Kevin Redding – Crump, TN

Eton E1 and 150 foot wire


While dialing around, I noted WWCR is running a transmitter test on 4775, They are requesting reception reports at .


Dean Wayman – O’Neill, NE

Kaito 2100 barefoot


Was just going to post it [WWCR Test on 4775] but you beat me to it ,,coming in good here


Frank Aden – Boise, ID

Receiver, Antenna


5/9 in Boise


WSRY 1550 Test 11/28


Barry McLarnon – Ottawa, ON, Canada


The test on 1550 started on schedule at midnight EST, with sweeps,

code IDs, voice announcements, and music.  Good signal here, but

badly mushed up by IBOC from WQEW.


Niel Wolfish – Toronto, ON, Canada


Coming in nicely in Toronto over top of CBE-Windsor.   Very little splatter from local CHIN on 1540.    The IBOC from WQEW doesn't seem to be a problem here.


Neil  Kazaross – Grafton, WI


Mostly under CBE with some WDLR QRM but sweeps and ladder tones made it at 0001 EST followed by morse code, then vocal ID's, mention of DX, station ownership, phone number mostly copiable.


Frank Aden – Boise, ID


Just KFRC on top, nothing heard underneath


Kevin Redding – Crump. TN


No on WSRY in Crump but thank you to those who put on the test.


Rick Dau – Omaha, NE


Neil, you're probably about as far west as the test got out.  Tried for it here, but got nothing but mush with someone with ESPN Radio (probably St. Joe, MO) on top.


Ira Elbert New III = Watkinsville, GA


1550 WSRY MD Elkton - 11/29/09 0105 - Morse Code ID over music from an unidentified Spanish [not from Spain but Spanish language, ed.] station. Good signal as the Morse Code really punched through the mix, but the majority of the test fell under the music and the mix of stations on the frequency. "WSRY". (IEN-GA)


Call Sign Changes


Old Call          City of License                      New Call



















KVSD FM   WASTA SD           New



KGNY FM   DIXON MO          New














KMUZ FM   TURNER OR          New



KCNP FM   ADA OK            KTGS






WIRC FM   ELY MN            New

WXRN FM   WARREN CT         New

KLEP FM   DUBOIS WY         New






WAYU FM   STEELE AL          New


WPEI FM   SACO ME            WRED-FM