** BRAZIL. 5035, Oct 29 at 0107, very poor signal with Doppler flutter, presumably R. Aparecida, normally masked by splash from 5040 RHC, which is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9818.87, Oct 29 at 0039, very poor S4-S5 carrier, no doubt R. Nove de Julho, always off-frequency below 9820, and sometimes even below 9819 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 2598-USB, Oct 29 at 0054 UT, robot YL with weather in English, S6; 2749-USB, Oct 29 at 0055 UT, robot YL with weather in French, S5. Still in well on MF despite depressed northerly MUF on HF.
Rich Ray`s compilation for the DXLD yg from Canadian Coast Guard shows these are, with start times:
0040 UT 2749 VCO Sydney via Port Caledonia NS 46 11 14 -59 53 59
0048 UT 2598 VCP Placentia via St Lawrence NL 46 55 06 -55 22 45
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, Oct 29 at 0107, RHC is OFF, allowing a JBA carrier here, maybe INDIA? 5025, Oct 29 at 0107, R. Rebelde is on at S9+35, but dead air! Way to go, RadioCuba! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7365, Oct 29 at 0048, R. Martí, with béisbol game, mentions American League, Cleveland, player Tyler Naquin (sp?). Therefore I am confident that the only silly BB game that might be broadcasting now would be the North American Sequence. I figured RM would be carrying it (but nostation in English) since Rick Wald wondered if the ``World Series`` could be heard anywhere on SW. Jamming quite lite now on 7365, but heavy on // 6030. Wonder if the DentroCuban Jamming Command relented a bit for the occasion? Rick laments that at his location in BC, 6030 is blocked by Calgary comedy station CKMX via CFVP! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9690, Oct 28 at 1327, AIR with S Asian music, but not their enchanting interval signal, S4-S6. Pause about a semi-minute and 1330:10 signing on the GOS in English; clear, no QRM, but only S4-S6 and also on // 13710 at S3-S5, 1331 into news. Still nothing on onetime third frequency 11620 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Oct 27 at 1840, MWV still AWOL. Wolfgang Büschel checked all the broadcasts this evening, and heard none of them, nor Russian on 9570 after 1800.
17640, Oct 28 at 1829, 17640 still missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. 650, Oct 28 at 1245, adstring in Spanish, finally 1247 Grupo Chávez plug, which means XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa, 6:47 timecheck, and then ``Altavoz Informa`` which is their morning news block; vs. KGAB Cheyenne WY on day power, mutually nullable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Oct 29 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0103:04*, which is 24.5 seconds later than last check 4 nights before, Oct 25 until 0102:39.5*, averaging 6.1 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15220 // 11720, Friday Oct 28 at 2005, VOA Kriyòl is back! I don`t bandscan every day at this time, and assumed it was staying off since Kim Elliott told us its final day was Oct 14. Has it been back since then, or M-F only? Or ad-hoc, maybe on, maybe not? The two frequencies are synchronized from Greenville, presumably again at 2000-2030 UT only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1849 monitoring: confirmed Thu Oct 27 at 2130 on WRMI, 13695, very good; also confirmed Thu Oct 27 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB; also confirmed Fri Oct 28 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.986v-CUSB, S9. Next:
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0800 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1300 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [ex-Mon 0030]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
We also welcome a new WORLD OF RADIO affiliate, a webcasting station from Poland, Radio DHT, with Dance, Hands-up and Trance music, but Patryk Faliszewski has invited WOR to be heard as well, Saturdays and Sundays at approx. 12:10 pm Polish time, which means Oct 29 at 1010 UT, and from Oct 30 onwards, at 1110 UT. You may also enjoy the music even if you don`t speak Polish. ``We are a small, yet developing internet station broadcasting mainly 90's Eurodance, Eurobeat, and at late hours U.T, the Hands-up and trance music``. Patryk says most of the staff is totally or partially blind. Details (in Polish) and audio link at
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, 5130 & 3250, UT Sat Oct 29 at 0010, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, trimulcasting in disturbed auroral conditions, which weakens 7490 here, makes delayed // 5130.08 unusually better at S9+25. Says 3250 is also on air, but at first all I can perceive is a JBA carrier circa 3250.3. By 0028, 5130 is fading down too, S7. By 0056, 3250 modulation is detectable // 7490. 0112 recheck, now some program info, but copy is getting difficult on any frequency. Charlie Prince show in German will be on a week from tomorrow, Sat 9 pm ET on 9330 [UT Nov 6 when DST will still be in effect, so = 01 UT Sunday]. Carol Babaloo (?) will be a 3-hour extravagaza music show, episode 1, Sunday Nov 20 at 3-6 pm EST on 5130 (20-23 UT). Dead Frog Radio will be once a month, I think he said.
In promoting his fund drive, Allan asserts that he would like to see some liberal / leftwing/ progressive programming on WBCQ, but none such wants to appear. Maybe the fundraiser will allow something like that to be underwritten. At 0123, 7490 has recovered to S9+10 for his benedixion, piously calling upon God to intervene in the elexion and ``bring us a good president`` which he says we have not really had in his lifetime. Allan, of course, is backing Trump, no matter what. Says his absentee ballot is on hand, waiting until just before he departs for winter in Florida, before elexion day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11870, Oct 28 at 0621, one WEWN transmitter is still missing. 13830, Oct 28 at 2007, now this one is AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275, Thu Oct 28 at 1840, WMLK is on with DEJOM; but Fri Oct 29 at 1829, no signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9917.12 & 9942.90, Oct 28 at 2010 during presumed Dave Ramsey Show on 9930v WTWW-2, also approx. plus/minus 12.9 kHz spurs out of it just like it spews around 5085 at night. Maybe a trace of modulation on the upper one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, Oct 28 at 1305 UT, KBXD Dallas with ad for that jeweler in Frisco and something in another Metroplex suburb, IDs in passing as Radio Salam, M&W hosts in Hinglish; 1307 UT traffic report of necessity mostly in English; with usual slow SAH vs KQAM Wichita (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Oct 28 at 1319, Republic of Yemen Radio, is good at S9 in Arabic, surely long-path as hi-latitude signals are quite poor by comparison, i.e. China, Japan (but further south Tinian & Saipan on 12110 & 12140 are better). By 1433, 11860 is S9 plus 10 to 20. I keep listening in case there be a Qur`anic vesper break. No, but mostly music 1433 past 1500, including ``triumphal`` theme segments they play every day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search October 28, UT:
702-WSW at 1233, two carriers beating
774-WSW at 1233
1098-W at 1238
576-, at 1235, 1241, somewhat NW but hard to peak, and it`s a bit off-frequency to lo side, so suspect this is really something local. However, not hearing it later during full daytime. (I am still hearing the 594+ spur of 1640-KZLS.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1590, Oct 29 at 0026 UT, I`m checking for the S Asian music John Reed in Shawnee OK had reported to NRC DX News a couple weeks ago which he concluded came from KLIV, way out in San José, California. Doubtful to me, so I researched that and concluded it was most likely WCGO Evanston IL. Here`s his report and what I wrote in reply:
``1590, KLIV, CA, San José – 10/14 2130 [EDT = 0130 UT Oct 15] – After listening to this station occasionally over a span of several years, but hearing no ID I finally IDed it. The broadcast is in Hindi language with a few English words and pop Hindi music. Snooping around on the internet turned up KLIV as broadcasting Hindi and Bollywood music. That’s it!`` (John Reed, Shawnee, OK, Brigantina (USSR-made in the 1990s); NRD-525; AOR AR-7030; Homebrew tuned ferrite loops, Clifton Labs active whip, phaser, Domestic DX Digest-West, NRC DX News Oct 31 via DXLD)
```! KLIV is 5/5 kW, and October FCC sunset is 0130 UT. NRC Pattern Book shows both night and day patterns are circle northwest into the Pacific. Should not be putting any signal toward us. But FCC AM Query says it`s NON-direxional daytime, so John may have got it just at switch time (November: 0100 UT). I`ll have to look for it! But his ID is apparently based on format, not ID --- could it be anything closer?
WCGO Evanston IL, 10/2.5 kW U2 is partly ETHnic. Nothing else around here could fit unless another radical change, but he`s been getting this for years.
NRC AM Log 2016-2017 shows KLIV as C&W, 24-hour ``Country Gold 1590``, but could have flipped since August? Radio-locator.com still has KLIV as Country Gold with different patterns day and night, but not that different, with some signal still to the east.
From Own website:
``Welcome to 1590 KLIV – San Jose’s Country Gold. Your destination for country music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. You might be looking for what was once Silicon Valley’s New[s] Station. On June 10, 2016 KLIV sent out its last news broadcast. So why Country Gold, and why just this era? These were the best years for country radio, with the introduction of amazing artists like Garth Brooks, Reba, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Tim McGraw, and Martina McBride. We’d like to bring you these artists, and many more, right here on 1590 KLIV Country Gold``
So there was a recent format flip, but certainly not to Bollywood. And it took no more than 5 seconds of listening to
at 0343 UT October 28 to tell that it`s country, not Bollywood.
So where on the internet did John find KLIV to be Hindi and Bollywood? Long outdated info, or from the future?
Now let`s check out WCGO Evanston IL
It`s mostly talk, but some shows look like they are not in English. His log was Friday at 8:30 pm CDT, so on the sked M-F is:
7 pm - 11 pm Night Star Radio Joe Rasho.
I bring up stream at 0355 UT Oct 28, just before the show is to end:
and yes, non-English announcement, and S Asian? music. 0359 UT closing announcement unseems Hindi, but more like Hebrew? They do have a number of Jewish programs. No, but close: searching on Joe Rasho WCGO reveals it`s one of their ASSYRIAN programs:
I think John must have been getting WCGO instead. It`s N-D day, but night pattern is supposed to go NNE, no good for us. Likely another one running day pattern at night, at least when we could hear it. I`ll be trying to hear it; if he or I can, getting a DF fix on it should confirm whether it could be WCGO, and not KLIV.
I`m glad I was led to WCGO since I see they also have a Milt Rosenberg page, ex-WGN, which says
``MILT IS CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM HIS LIVD [sic] RADIO PROGRAM. DOWNLOAD HIS SHOW PODCASTS TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN IN SHAPE! Podcast Feed: http://feedpress.me/milt-rosenberg ``
You may skip the anti-Obama ones```
Now at 0026 UT Oct 29 there is heavy CCI on 1590, but looping NE seems to be some ME or S Asian music and non-English talk in the mix. Unfortunately, logistically, I can`t DX and check webcasts simultaneously. Competition at first is ESE/WNW English call-in for Biblical advice, unsure whence, gone after 0030 UT, sunset? That was nullable, but still too much QRM to pull anything from WCGO(?). Will need to be on ND day pattern to have a chance here. At 0043 UT I`m getting something else in English, probably NNW, KVGB in KS. I keep nulling that and aiming toward Chicago, undivided attention to 1590 from 0058 UT to 0102 UT, but nothing surfaces above the pileup. Conditions might have been auroral, but no, Chicago 1690, 780 and 670 are in just fine at 0028 UT check.
WCGO would legally be on ND day pattern only until 2315 UT in October, 2230 UT in November. That`s before the Assyrian program on weekdays, altho on Saturdays there are several of them all afternoon as late as 7 pm CT. A.k.a. Neo-Aramaic:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1650, Oct 29 at 0010 UT and several more chex the following hour+, no signal from beacon SAC, which was being reported last night, first by Tim Tromp in Michigan. Speculation was that SAC was another test from a beacon manufacturer in Beaumont TX, which was heard a few years ago on 320 and 325 kHz, but if this is a harmonic, the fundamental would have to be 330 instead. (Not heard here on 330 either.) Les Rayburn in AL was getting it from the southeast, called the company and they said it`s not them now, but I wonder if one of their units has been installed somewhere in the Gulf or Caribbean, still programmed to emit the temporary test ID of SAC. Oil rigs at sea may well use the X-band fundamentally. Anyhow, all I am hearing are the usual CO and IA 1650 broadcast stations (and precious little from OK`s own KFSW). On Oct 28, Tim Tromp was getting it again as early as 2218 UT, as was Mark Pettifor in Indiana at 2245 UT. For them it was roughly southward. And this just in on the NRC-AM list:
``1650, SAC beacon. Per tips on NRC/IRCA lists reporting this one, I have it here (just W of Gainesville, FL) at 0150-0215+ UT with CW. Signal is fair to very good, equal to and at times over co-channel stations, though with some fades. Nulls N of due W, so given Les Rayburn's S-SE bearing from Montgomery, this would seem to indicate a location in the northern Gulf. David Potter, Gainesville, FL, C Crane Skywave barefoot`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0435 UT October 29