** ALBANIA. 7425, Dec 26 at 0232, R. Tirana is playing Xmas music instead of news: `Silent Night`, 0233 `O Come All Ye Faithful` --- violating separation of church and state; fair with flutter, undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Dec 26 at 0229, cannot detect spurs from 11780 RNA/RNB with VG signal. Trying harder with BFO at 0257, now I can just barely make out the one around 11747 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 6970, Dec 25 at 1230, CNR1 jammer, timesignal, Beijing ID, fair.
9155, Dec 25 at 1233, CNR1 jammer, very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11950, Dec 25 at 2105, RHC is OFF today, instead of running this frequency at unscheduled hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 9690, Dec 25 at 1425, nice sitar music from AIR GOS, fair signal, better than usual; tnx to WRMI for staying off 9690 which they initially used a year ago upon takeover of WYFR. AIR // 13710 is still ruined by CCI from CRI English via Kashgar and/or outright CNR1 jamming; NO tnx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Dec 25 at 1408, Sea Breeze is still here and still in English on Thursday, quick news items attributed to Daily NK, same stinger every minute, but with a long pause before starting it. Fair signal from JSR, JAPAN as we are close to our latest sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6965.0-AM, Dec 26 at 0214, vocal music, sounds religious, in Spanish? 0217 ID by British-accented YL, something radio at gmx.net. poor signal on the FRG-7, so I switch to the PL-880 and DX-398 in the upstairs shack, where it`s a little better. 0223 a carol, 0225 ``Joy to the World``; 0228 SSTV beeps; 0229 YL voice ID again with e-mail but uncopyable. Music which follows is rather distorted; 0234 ``Winter Wonderland``; 0239 beeps, fading down, 0240 announcement, off or faded out by 0245. This thread IDs it as BZN Radio, as proven by a couple of SSTV images http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,20041.0.html Everyone else who heard it was east of me. So what does BZN signify, and it is Zee or Zed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 15120, Dec 25 at 1444, S Asian signing, poor with flutter, 1446 into speech/sermon as declines to very poor. Aoki shows it`s BSKSA in Bengali (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7457-USB, Dec 25 at 1410, AFE4TS, the NCS, calling any stations in Kentucky, then Mississippi; no answers in this Air Force MARS net on a holiday. See previous log of May 22, 2014, one UT hour earlier when on DST: ``AFE4TS in Tennessee is a.k.a. AFA4NQ, the Division Technical Services Manager, and the Division Training Manager, both for the Southeast Division.`` This time there is a 2 kHz het from a weak broadcaster on 7455, which per Aoki is VOA Deewa Radio via Thailand (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1753 monitoring: confirmed Thu Dec 25 at 1330 on WRMI, 9955 confirmed Thu Dec 25 at 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI, 9395. Next:
Fri 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770 Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850 Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975 Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580 Mon 0400 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955 Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955 Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Thu Dec 25 at 1331, Global 24 via WRMI not with `Democracy Now` but instead talk about Xmas festival, then Korean Folk Tales, so it`s KBS World Radio relay. Today, `D.N.` is back in the 15 UT hour, checked at 1522 with Amy interviewing someone about the CIA; poor-fair.
** U S A. 17775, Dec 25 at 1521, no sign of KVOH, taking Xmas off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15825, Dec 25 at 1520, WWCR gospel huxter with long/short path echo, becoming a DX catch at some 39 megameters the long way round. Can happen when the direct signal off the back is much attenuated, yet propagation eastward is really funxioning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Dec 25 at 2014, WTWW-1 is on, but the other two are off, 9930 and 12105.
12105, Dec 26 at 0226, WTWW-3 is apparently on, but poor with flutter, open carrier/dead air. WTWW-1 is on 5830 as usual, but no WTWW-2 on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 820, Dec 25 at 0606 UT, WBAP is starting `Mannheim Streamroller`s American Christmas`, music special. A great relief from stupid far-right anti-American `Red Eye Radio` talk show WBAP usually originates and syndicates.