** ARGENTINA. 28463-USB, Oct 30 at 2235, LU8EOT contest contacts with Japan; deep fading. ``LU8EOT Argentina, flag Argentina, Mariano Colacilli (Mark), Pasteur 303, Escobar 1625 BA, Argentina``. His antennas are huge bird roosts.
28425-USB, Oct 30 at 2238, LU7HN with contest contacts: ``LU7HN Argentina, flag Argentina, RENE ERNESTO GIORDA, AV. CERVANTES 3879, SAN FRANCISCO (2400) CORDOBA 2400, Argentina`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) More 10m ham logs in this report: BRAZIL, COOK ISLANDS SOUTH, HAWAII, URUGUAY
** BRAZIL. 28355-USB, Oct 30 at 2226, PV2P making quick contest contacts in English, the SSOB at S9. Very pleased to find 10m open, and it takes a contest to prove that. A few minutes before, I found 15m open, but nothing on 12m (presumably off-limits for the contest). QRZ.com shows merely: ``PV2P Brazil, flag Brazil, CONTEST CALLSIGN PY2DY, SAO PAULO Brazil`` --- so who is PY2DY? ``PY2DY Brazil, flag Brazil, TONY PY2DY, RUA VISC. DE INHOMERIM 1093 AP.162, SAO PAULO, SP 03120001, Brazil`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COOK ISLANDS SOUTH. 28465.9-USB, Oct 30 at 2232, E51JD, Jim on Rarotonga which he spells for the ignorant, with leisurely contact, so apparently not contesting during the contest. QRZ.com shows: ``E51JD South Cook Islands, flag South Cook Islands, JIM DITCHBURN, P O BOX 491, RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS, SOUTH PACIFIC, VIA NEW ZEALAND, South Cook Islands, QSL: E51JD WITH 2 GREEN STAMP & SELFADDRESS, SELF SEAL ENVELOPE`` That`s lingo for 2 US$ return postage. And you`re out of luck if he has to lick the envelope --- good to be cautious, altho there are devices for tongueless moistening of stamps or envelopes as I used to employ for RIB. All foreign subscribers got a wide new selexion of commemoratives on every issue rather than permit postage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 7405, Oct 30 at 2243, Radio Martí is VG with no jamming yet. Strangely enough, this frequency is B-16 registered for one hour only, 22-23. Jammers do run on it at other hours now vacated.
7365, Oct 31 at 0159, I`m checking whether this Radio Martí is really on here for only one hour? Yes, cut off amid silly ballgame at 0200 sharp, and 7435 comes up about 17 seconds later, off, and back on to stay, leaving the jamming behind on 7365.
7435, Oct 31 at 0606, R. Martí at S9+30, no jamming caught up with this yet either. 7435 hours are now 00-01, 02-07, 12-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH AFRICA: 5980
** HAWAII. 28492-USB, Oct 30 at 2230, KH7CW with contest contacts, from Zone 31, barely working W7EOV/mobile and trying to extract his true zone. Remember when Hawaii was only KH6? Did they run out of such calls? QRZ.com lookup shows: The Coconut Wireless Contest Club, 98-1559 Akaaka St, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 5960, Oct 31 at 0324, J-pop song at S9, as for B-16, NHK Japanese via FRANCE to Central America has moved here from 5910, escaping the collision with COLOMBIA if and when active. HJDH still faces ROMANIA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 6170, Oct 31 at 1309, typical Juche music, as VOK has reoccupied channel for B-16 now that RNZI is gone. Arnulf Piontek`s B-16 schedule (same as A-16, he says) shows 1030-1330 at 28 degrees to Americas, final hour really KCBS in Korean. Still at 1330-2130 switched to 325 degrees for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Oct 31 around 1330, Denge Kurdistane remains well-heard with little if any QRM from FEBC. Ivo Ivanov corrects the site schedule I quoted previously, saying that the switch from PRIDNESTROVYE to Bulgaria is now at 1500 instead of 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 5010.59, Oct 31 at 0247, S7 carrier vs splash from 5015 WRMIBS. Presumed the constantly varying R. Madagasikara, nominally from *0300 per WRTH. (Dave Valko in PA had this? on 5010.63 as early as 1930 Oct 26. Wolfgang Büschel had it on 5010.110-5010.180 at 1633 Oct 9 vs India. And Sept 23 on 5010.796; Sept 14 at 1800: ``5010.550 kHz variable, Malagasy Radio Madigasikara, narrowed 5010.538 ... x.568 kHz much variable, hopping 10-20 Hertz up and down``. Another possibility if it were stable and much closer to 5010.0 would be the Cuban leapfrog mixing product of 5040 over 5025 another 15 kHz down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, Oct 31 at 1309, RNZI is VG with news about Palau (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KOREA NORTH
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Oct 31 at 0305 UT, KZLS Enid-Hennessey-OKC with double audio, an ad for something and an Ad Council PSA at equal levels. 0306 both stop at same instant, for single audio on ``Free Talk Live, Hour 3``, host not apologizing for the error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA [and non]. 5960, Oct 30 at 0240, poor S8 signal in French, which is RRI as now scheduled to E North America // listed 7410 (5960 also English at 01-02, // 7325 where also heard).
Don`t you believe another but fanciful HFCC registration on 5960, for R. Kuwait from Kabd site starting at 0200, since it`s been completely off SW for a few years --- so why do they keep registering schedules (plus 11 more), a remote chance of resuming or to save face? Or so a MOI rep can still attend HFCC conferences on government payroll as a perk? And why does HFCC put up with such woodenness?
5910, Oct 31 at 0242, RRI in Romanian // 7340, poor S5 mixing with music from COLOMBIA. RRI at 01-03 is now the nemesis of that, clear afterwards except for NHK Russian via Lithuania at 0430-0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH AFRICA. 6155, Oct 31 at 0326, S8-S9 news from Kinshasa, as Channel Africa in English is now here at 03-04 M-F, 250 kW, 19 degrees from Meyerton, but sufficient way over here for news direct from Africa. Altho SABC management has been subject of huge scandals.
Replaces 5980 in the A-season, which suffers from the WWCR leapfrog of 5890 over 5935 another 45 kHz higher, and also from intermittent Cuban jamming long before R. Martí would use it, 07-13. ChAf is still // on 3345 plus another hour of English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 30 at 2257 past 2300, no signal from VOT on reactivated B-16 frequency for English to North America. Must be late coming up, not unusual for the slipshod operators at Emirler. Recheck at 2328, now it`s on at fair S9 level, really 5960.017, off-frequency plus also being typical.
9650, Oct 30 at 0232, very poor S3 signal is one of few barely propagating on band, enough to recognize the ``Pregunta del Mes`` theme music from VOT, Spanish now an hour later and on different B-16 frequencies, the other being 9410 but not checked; should be weaker aimed further south, like ex-9870 compared to ex-9770, at ex-0100+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1849 monitoring: confirmed Sunday October 30 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.991v-CUSB, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Monday October 31 from 0302:05 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5130.05, but just barely audible, and down to only a JBA carrier at 0323. Also confirmed UT Monday October 31 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, which is also JBA at S1. K-index 3 at 0300, solar flux only 76 for Oct 30. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9955, Sunday Oct 30 at 2245, I can barely make out Ray Robinson`s voice reading some radio-history script, so it must be `Wavescan` under wall-of-noise jamming, which WRMI has brought upon itself by scheduling Radio Libertad both before and after the 22-23 UT hour, at least on weekdays. Other English programming at 22-23 is also collaterally damaged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570, UT Mon Oct 31 at 0127 on WRMI, African percussion music, i.e. World Music default, instead of the scheduled special at 01-03 from PCJ Radio International, From the Archives of Radio Nederland, part 4! The previous airing at 06 to Europe on 7780 was also a no-show, and I believe with the same music when I checked circa 0629. Still music at 0200, but at 0231 recheck back to BS already.
7780, UT Mon Oct 31 at 0605 check, this WRMI is again playing World Music fill instead of Brother Scare, just like it was doing 24 hours earlier when it was supposed to be running the PCJ special. Such mixups have happened previous months, to be made good the following week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Monday Oct 31 before and after 1315, WRMI with World Music, and also at 1429 romantic song in Spanish, before #1 transmitter goes back to BS at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11520, Oct 30 at 2213, WEWN English with caller mentioning that ``Obama is a Muslim``, and talkhost does not correct her! Just another example of the political sewage spewed out by private US SW stations. Meanwhile, WEWN Spanish is on 12050. One would have expected English to be on 15610 at this hour, as it was in A-16. In fact, HFCC B-16 shows 11520 for WEWN only at 00-13 UT! And 15610 at 13-24, so they are totally off-schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1580, Oct 31 at 0259 UT, ``God Save the Queen`` on organ, but fade-down for KFCS ID as expected from Colorado Springs CO, the usual dominatrix now, not unwilling to run 10 kW day power at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1590, Oct 31 at 0307 UT, sounds like Bollywood music, and peaking about 40 degrees, almost northeast as befitting WCGO Evanston IL. Still same at 0322 UT and have not heard any announcements. With very heavy QRM and multi-SAHs, since there are five dozen mostly low-power US stations at night on 1590, but this is slightly dominant. 0333 to a Hallowe`en tune in Bollywood style with banshee.
It`s time to go back online instead of onradio, so I hasten to bring up the WCGO webstream, and hear more similar music, but now there is a lot of chatter between W&M, in Hinglish? Or Engjabi? with tune dedications. For the show at 10 pm to Midnite CT Sundays is: `Sohni Dharti Radio`. No info about it on WCGO`s own site, but searching separately finds this from a blog stalled since 2012:
``Let me introduce myself to you. My name is Sophia Sohail and I am a Radio Jocky doing shows every sunday night on wcgo 1590 am channel as well as a writer. I write articles in our community newspaper. When people of my community listen to my talk shows on the radio, they call me Oprah of our indopak community``. So Punjabi is more likely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** URUGUAY. 28435-USB, Oct 30 at 2236, CK2DK with contest contacts. QRZ.com shows: ``CX2DK Uruguay, flag Uruguay, MARCELO FERNANDO EGÜES MARTORELL, PO Box: 37, P.C: 11000, Montevideo - Uruguay`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search starts a bit late today as I wake up just before local sunrise at 1254 UT:
702-WSW at 1251
612-WSW at 1252
657-WSW at 1253
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 870, Oct 30 at 2250 UT, country gospel music, ID as ``Top Ten Radio`` (I think), with WWL nulled but losing out to it by 2252 UT. Prime suspect looks like 25 kW KPRM Park Rapids, MN. Do they use such a slogan, or program name? Or maybe KAAN in Bethany MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1590, Oct 30 at 0307 UT as I am rotating the DX-398 to peak/null presumed WCGO IL, something appears briefly in the null, ``Your shopping mall on the radio, KGAD``, or fuzzily similar calls. KDAV Lubbock TX would be closest, supposedly oldies, and maybe silent? Or KVGB Great Bend KS? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4915.068, Oct 31 at 1305, JBA carrier notable for being considerably off-frequency unlike many such still on the 60m band shortly after sunrise, corresponding mostly to India/Tibet/China channels, but NO Asians are listed on 4915, just two Brazilians, impossible now. Possibly something local, but have not noticed it before. Or an All India Radio way off-frequency, which they are quite prone to do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1921 UT October 31