** ALBANIA. 9854.95, May 13 at 0127, R. Tirana IS, fair at S8, 0130 canned sign-on in English, as usual disappointingly modulated compared to the IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11780.02, May 12 at 2226, RNA reporting on topic A, the impeachment of Pres. Dilma. Presumably during the federal hour, A Voz do Brasil. As a government station, when the government is in chaos, we wonder how objective/impartial it can be about this matter? Perhaps Brasilian monitors will opine. Most private ZY SW stations don`t even try to cover news, controlled by gospel huxters now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHAD. 6165-, May 13 at 0140, tell-tale het with RHC, making fast SAH during Cuba fades, just like we were hearing before from Ndjamena, best around 0530; now their carrier if not programming must be on again in the nightmiddle. It`s slightly on the lo side, but not as far down as 6164.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 19070, May 12 at 2217, JBA carrier, = 2 x 9535 RHC; unlike in the morning, now an equally JBA carrier on 19420 = 2 x 9710 which on fundamental is much stronger than 9535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9800.0, May 12 at 2219, S3 signal with motorboating noise, i.e. R. Cairo`s English sesquihour for Europe from 2115; minus any comprehensible modulation, almost the same azimuth as 9315 later.
9315.0, May 13 at 0120, open S9+15 carrier, dead air, and it`s clean! No motorboating noise or anything; what a relief. Let alone any R. Cairo program modulation in Spanish.
9744.975, May 13 at 0125, S4 carrier with motorboating noise otherwise dead air, or maybe JBM in Arabic, from R. Cairo.
9965.24, May 13 at 0128, R. Cairo, Arabic ME song, undermodulated, but listenable, with only a lite whine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 11770, May 12 at 2212, S6 signal in Arabic with spirited discussion, bits of music, YL exhortation, song, i.e. a magazine show like MWV does in English. Never hear a Radio Feda ID, but surely MWV is back on the air. Axually, the 2200 transmission may have stayed on the air, as this is the first time I`ve checked it since all the others disappeared. Best to tune USB to avoid splash from 11760 Cuba. 22-23 is one of the few hours when their schedule has two different language broadcasts, the other one now Chinese on 9455, to China, but no trace of that, which despite the different beam, ought at least to be detectable here if 11770 is. So suspect they have reactivated only one transmitter. The 23 hour in Chinese on 9535 unchecked, where it clashes with Cuba.
9600, May 13 at 0057, rock music at S8, surely MWV as this frequency has been empty for several days, off at 0058 just as WHRI is signing-on 9605 with WHR IS, OCS, prior to KBS Spanish relay.
9665, May 13 at 0106, MWV is back here too, about equal level to Brasil, and making fast SAH with it slightly on the lo side, YL ID as New Life Station, and hook`em secular feature on robo-cars; then, flip`em.
0200 Spanish on 6190 not checked; 0300 Spanish on 6150: carrier at 0308 in local noise level, probably this.
9480, May 13 at 0400, African Pathways Radio is back, VG at S9+15. Will its repeat at 1800 on 17640 be back too? Not unless both transmitters be operational besides Russian on 9570 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. More and more local news on OKC TV stations: Like in most markets, the Fox affiliate has long been doing local late news an hour earlier than the Big 3 network affiliates since prime time ends an hour earlier on Fox (at 9 pm CT, as Central Time thruout this item only). So KOKH-24 ``25`` does a full hour of news at 9 and another semihour at 10 directly up against the others. Several years ago when KFOR-27 ``4`` purchased formerly independent station KAUT-40 ``43``, it too began an additional half-hour 9 pm newscast over there, still branded as Newschannel 4.
Now I`ve noticed that KOCO-7 ``5`` has started its own half-hour 9 pm newscast, which they put on 5.2, otherwise MeTV. Don`t know when this began as I don`t frequently check that SD channel. I consult the entire 5.2 sked, to see if they have snuk any more news in: no, but the 9 pm is also on weekends. Otherwise, there is much less local news on weekends from all channels.
That leaves KWTV-39 ``9``, which still doesn`t do news at 9 (strangely enough), but they repeat the last real newscasts all day over and over on their 9.2 channel, News9Now (make that: Olds9Then!). Can they be far behind with a new 9 pm newscast, or on their other sub-station KSBI-23 ``52``? Just checked: not yet.
The weekdaytime skeds are also getting more news:
4: 4-7 am already, before the Today Show; then more Newschannel 4 at 7-9 am on KAUT, head-on to Today on KFOR itself. 12-1 pm; 4-5:30 & 6-6:30 pm; 9-9:30 pm on KAUT; 10-10:35 pm on KFOR
5: 4:30-7 am, before GMA, and now added: 9-10 am. (Dropped noon news a few years ago, still none then); 5-5:30 & 6-6:30 pm; 9-9:30 pm on 5.2; 10-10:35 pm
9: 4-7 am, before CBS; 12-12:30 pm; 4-5:30 & 6-6:30 pm; 10-10:35 pm
25: 5-10 am including a soft show `Living Oklahoma` at 9; more recently added another news hour at 11 am-noon; 5-6 pm; 9-10:30 pm
30: KTUZ-29, Spanish, Telemundo, also does local news at 5-5:30 & 10-10:30 pm (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, May 13 at 0102, R. Chaski, very poor carrier until autocutoff at 0103:52*, which means their slippery timer has been reset earlier since my last catch May 2 until 0106:48.5*. Now for recession ~6 seconds per diem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9830, May 12 at 2214, VOT is VP at only S4, but no RTTY CCI at the moment; can barely recognize the talk is in English.
9870 // weaker 9770, UT Friday May 13 at 0126, TRT with ``Las Herencias Culturales de Turquía`` program theme opening or closing by YL announcer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7615.0-USB, UT Friday May 13 at 0116-0120+, Civil Air Patrol net with YL-sounding NCS called Triblade 19, asking other stations to make calls or relays, other colourful tactical calls including Charter Oak, High Plains (Rocky Mountains region), Uncle Mike 45, Oilwell 45, Black Granite, Star Driver? NCS and most of the others emit a beep at end of transmission so they don`t have to say ``over``. Last logged here UT Sat Nov 28, 2015, during the 02 UT hour (on standard time) when Triblade 19 was also the NCS, and she`s also featured in earlier logs; wonder where she is? Seems to be hush-hush.
Rather, Triblade is really the net`s collective call, not an individual. Here`s a key to the wing callsigns, including Charter Oak = Connecticut; Black Granite = Montana; Oil Well == Oklahoma, of course.
Here`s a 40 page manual issued just last month, with minute detail on procedures, how to use fonetix, etc.
much of it is also applicable to other military and para-military operations. But it contains no details about real callsigns, frequencies or schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Thu May 12 at 2220, Argentine accent in Spanish with early history of BBC; yes, it`s `La Rosa de Tokio` on WRMI. Atop some pulse jamming, which Argentines feeling a certain kinship to the Cuban regime might want to keep in mind (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. (7490), really listening on webcast of WBCQ, Thu May 12 at 2330, Broad Spectrum Radio, James Branum with a segment about New Orleans music until 2400, following one discussing the problems of cruising. I didn`t know what to expect as the website doesn`t have any new program listings for May, http://broadspectrumradio.com/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9980, May 12 at 2222, S9+40 open carrier, dead air from WWCR-4 instead of Brother HyStairical who is supposed to occupy this hour; a vast improvement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9605, May 13 at *0058, WHRI on with IS, QSY announcement that 7315 is closing, 9605 is starting (which should have been aired on 7315 before turning it off, duh), ``Onward Christian Soldiers`` to introduce supposedly secular KBS World Radio relay in Spanish. (Of course the Christian soldiers have just about captured South Korea, which is another reason for the North to be paranoid.). MWV got off adjacent 9600 just in time, see MADAGASCAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Missing US SW stations around 0130 May 13: WWRB, no 3185, 3195, 5050 or 9370; WRNO, no 7505 for many weeks now; KVOH, no 9975 for a few weeks (but still active weekdays 17775) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6946.6, May 13 at 0109, the open carrier in the middle of The Pirate Band has transformed itself now into fast RTTY sender. Another one of those, which leaves its carrier on long hours when there is nothing to teletype (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13848-13861, May 12 at 2231, sounds like DRM noise, but doesn`t match up to a center on 13855, and nothing of any sort is scheduled now on 13850, 13855 or 13860 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15648.80-USB, May 12 at 2233, colloquial Spanish 2-way intruders, discussing putas; and whistling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0455 UT May 13