** ARGENTINA. 15345v, re my non-hearing anything from RAE ATTW on Saturday Oct 8, nor on 11710.6v, UT Sun Oct 9, Wolfgang Büschel agrees: ``15345v, No signal observed on this channel of RAE around 1015 to 1025 UT, Oct 9th, nothing heard here in Europe, nor on east coast NoAmerica remote units. wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Oct 9 at 1357, Denge Kurdistane is S9+10 with flutter during Kurdish talk, better to S9+20 by 1419. Site probably BULGARIA at 13-17 per latest info from Ivo, but known to switch around with PRIDNESTROVYE and FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 540, Oct 9 at 1226, promo for Liga Mexicano [béisbol?] broadcasts on La Mejor, 90.9 --- so I have managed to get XEHS, 5/2.5 kW, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, past usual XETX in Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 930, Oct 9 at 1235 UT, WKY OKC still with ICDs interrupting music for instants. Are local listeners putting up with this? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1846 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday Oct 9 at 0342 a few minutes before ending, so started approximately 0315 on 1860-AM, WA0RCR, Wentzville MO. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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. 660, Oct 9 at 1228 UT, Navajo drumming, 100% signature of KTNN Window Rock AZ, 50/50 kW U2, but likely on ND day pattern already ahead of October official sunrise at 1315 UT (November: 1345 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1030, Oct 9 at 1238 UT, ``The new Real Country, KCWJ`` and soon, ``Country favorites back-to-back, Real Country 1030 AM KCWJ``. Is 5/0.5 kW U4, CoL Blue Springs MO, address in Independence, i.e. greater Kansas City (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1440, Oct 9 at 1242 UT, open carrier/dead air, obviously KTNO The Metroplex TX from its direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, Oct 9 at 1243 UT, continuous S Asian pop music, 168/min SAH with KQAM Wichita = 2.8 Hz. Sounds like KBXD is back to stunting, as never hear any ID for Radio Salam Namaste which was programming it for a while. At least there is a variety of music instead of computer stuck on IDs and TX DOT PSAs over and over as recently logged. 1300 UT ToH canned ID twice for KBXD, 1480, Dallas, and back to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Oct 9 at 1333, Republic of Yemen Radio is S9+20 in Arabic talk interspersed with stingers. Best signal yet this fall, as its season is resurging like a year ago. At 1419, still S9+20 talk, no echo. Saudi Arabia site? Longpath? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZAMBIA [and non]. 13680, Sunday Oct 9 at 1209, checking for Voice of Hope - Africa, supposed to be on proper frequency today unlike yesterday on 11680 by mistake: nothing yet.
On 11680, Oct 9 at 1210, there is YL talk but sounds Asian, probably CRI Cambodian from Nanning as scheduled this hour. And a second signal? Probably P`yongyang. I switch to MW to do an extensive bandscan for trans-Pacific carriers (see UNIDENTIFIED). Back here at 1252, 11680 has typical CRI Chinese lessons, and Cambodian talk a few minutes later.
9680, Oct 9 at 1253, the other VOHA frequency is as usual totally covered by CNR1 jamming Taiwan, with Chinese opera (meaning traditional instruments and vocalizing, not Firedragon often misidentified as ``opera`` despite nary a voice ever heard on that).
13680, Oct 9 at 1252, finally a JBA carrier, maybe Zambia, but by 1302 now an S5+ signal and growing with big band music, 1304 ID as ``From Zambia, this is Voice of Hope - Africa service, broadcasting on 9680 --- gospel of Jesus --- Swing Shift with Pat Conrad``. Were they really on the air from 1200, or just 1300-? 13680 continues strengthening but with deep fading, at 1323 with ``Little Brown Jug`` by Glenn Miller orchestra. 1328 break for proselytizing some Bible verse, 1330 contact info in Los Angeles; mentions also playing Benny Goodman and Woody Herman.
Extremely ironically, Benny Goodman was Jewish; yet his art is being used by VOH as bait to turn people into Christians. See the jewornotjew.com website, which says ``Benny Goodman, whose parents were Jewish immigrants from the old Russian empire.``
13680 occasionally has some audio dropouts lasting several seconds, such as at 1345. At 1419 still at S9, it`s on to overt sermonizing.
The 12-17 UT broadcast on 13680 is scheduled for Sat & Sun only. On M-F, the just-activated second transmitter on 315-degree beam is supposed to be on 11680 at 0500-0800, but if not, check 13680 too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search October 9, before sunrise here at 1234 UT:
At 1211, 774-WSW, 756-WSW, 712-WSW
At 1214, 657-WSW, 612-WSW, 603-WSW, 594-WSW
At 1216, 567-WSW, 828-NW, 846-WSW
At 1219, 1035-WSW, 1098-W
At 1220, 1116-WSW
At 1222, 1314-NW
Sometimes I can`t get a clear DF null on 774, and suspect I am getting both Japan and Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 940, Oct 9 at 1235 UT, right at sunrise here, vocal Spanish music, poor signal roughly SW/NE; YL DJ plugs ``la mejor estación, siga con nosotros``. NRC AM Log has no likely SS near west of here, nor east. Cantú, WRTH and IRCA Mexican Log all show nothing between these extremes: XEYJ, Melchor Múzquiz/Nueva Rosita, Coahuila; and XERLA, Santa Rosalía, BCS; ruling out XEMMM Mexicali which is oldies in English. Well, XEYJ should be very close to sunrise too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1634 UT October 9