** CUBA. 11845, Sept 30 at 1313, DentroCuban Jamming Command pulsing against nothing, a frequency R. Martí abandoned years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 620, Sept 30 at 1202, after NA, opening `Amanecer Norteño`, at 6-7 am on 91.7 & 620, i.e. XEBU, Chihuahua2, supposedly 5000/250 watts. Dominant signal at SRS and often elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 700, Sept 30 at 1224 UT, M&W alternating with news from Milenio network, loops SW. Most likely XEGD, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, 5/1 kW. They do have news hours in the morning, but no mention of Milenio as a source at
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 770, Sept 30 at 1226, federal PSA for Canal del Congreso (on cable?? TV?), ads, Grupo Chávez promo, i.e. XEREV, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, listed 5000/100 watts, another one which surely must be on day power long before LSR since LSR is right now in Enid a sesquimegameter northeastward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, Sept 30 at 1206, with KQCV OKC nulled as much as possible, weak and tentative ``Cañón`` mentioned, i.e. XEROK Juárez on much reduced power, no cannon, let alone a border-blaster any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 594+, another Friday afternoon, Sept 30, so another DX-pedition into the wilds of Garfield county pursuing that mysterious weak carrier which at first could have been coming from Kolkata: I`m determined to keep driving until I find it. I`ve already confirmed that it is to the SSE of Enid, so I start at the same spot as a week ago, Wheat Capital Road eastward from US 81 (opposite from the south side of Vance AFB). Yes, it`s there this week. Then I go a couple miles further south before turning east, past Pioneer School. By 78 St. intersexion, it`s about due south, but there are not passable (or any roads) at every mile, so I`m zigging and zagging a bit, and soon can tell there is enough signal to bring with it a trace of modulation on the DFing DX-398. By 2103 UT, near Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Reed Road and 78 or 66 (no street markers this far out), there`s enough talk mod to search another radio for a // on MW from top down --- first stop is 1640 KZLS --- and that`s it! That site is further in the same direxion, a few miles east of Hennessey across the county line in Kingfisher on US 51.
So for some strange reason, this 1640 transmitter is putting out a spur 1046 kHz below it. I check 1046 above it on 2686, altho I don`t really have a suitable antenna with me for almost-shortwave, but I have never noticed anything there at home. Back on the home rig NRD-545 and ALA-330S antenna, still in daytime circa 2130 UT, I tune carefully between 590 and 600, and believe it`s the extremely weak carrier on about 594.85, among some other birdies nearby from who knows what, but are unstable. Maybe bigrigs at DX can detect it on 594.85? Or at least Richard Allen near Perry, SW from him (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1845 monitoring: confirmed Friday Sept 30 at 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, excellent. Also confirmed Fri Sept 30 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB --- but again today it`s just barely audible, yet 7490 WBCQ and 9265 WINB are at usual good levels. I must reconclude: 9330 is still on a very reduced-power transmitter. Next:
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
[confirmed last week by Manuel Méndez, Spain, SINPO 14321]
Sat 0700 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1400 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW [went OFF the air last week at 1430*!]
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 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. 7490.05-AM, UT Sat Oct 1 from 0006 I monitor most of the first hour of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ. Also on // 3250.14-AM and synchronized; delayed almost a minute on 5129.8+AM. Unlike callers closer in, 7490 is by far the best of the three here.
He starts telling the story of Anita McCormick, who wrote the book ``Access to the Airwaves``, bio of Allan as he had dictated from his daily journal into numerous cassette tapes, but soon interrupted by a phone call from J. P. (as often happens: can`t the call-ins wait until he finishes his stories??). Book is long out of print, but lots of copies out there can be found if you look for it.
Shortly after it was published, Anita broke off relations in 1999, since as he had made clear to her, Allan was in a relationship, a one-girlfriend/wife-at-a-time guy, and he never heard from her since. She and others were also very put off by welcoming Brother Scare and other religionists onto the then-new WBCQ. (Speaking of which, at 0022 Oct 1 check, 9330+ with Blalock the Blaster is VP at only S3). Allan reasserts his respect/love for Blalock and Stair, and the fact that preachers pay a large part of the bills for WBCQ.
Unrelated? Mentions that BC in the call stands for backward-compatible --- now we know, but what about the Q? Also asks for SASE with QSL requests, no E-QSLs? Address is 274 Britton Road, Monticello ME 04760.
At 0056, replying to someone who listens to gh on WBCQ, Allan unsolicitedly testifies, ``World of Radio is the world`s last really great shortwave DX program``. Well, thank you! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7730, Oct 1 at 0024, I tune this WRMI in a bit earlier than a week ago and indeed confirm that the CDXA program still playing at 0000 UT Saturdays is indeed the one and only tribute to Ecos del Torbes, ex-4980, Venezuela, from almost two months ago. So if you missed it, probably will be on yet again in another week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search September 30: all except the last one loop WSW, i.e. Down Under rather than Japan/FE. All these on the DX-398 with internal ferrite only::
At 1159 UT: 774, 702, 612. (Mexicans on practically every 540-770 frequency, so I listen to some of those the next few minutes, q.v.).
At 1210-1221 UT: 1035, 882, 774, 747, 594, 792, 585.
Nothing above 1035, not even 1098. However I have a higher local noise level on the high end. Today`s local sunrise: 1226 UT.
At 1215 UT, 1557 seems from NW (no 1548, 1566)
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0521 UT October 1