** AUSTRIA [and non]. 15440, Nov 16 at 1402, checking for WRMI on what has been a problematic transmitter; not on, instead a weak signal with S Asian song, which is AWR in Urdu, 300 kW due east from Moosbrunn at 1400-1430 only; WRMI cuts on late at *1404.5 joining Brother Scare in regress during an ancient Paul Harvey clip with some dire warning, overriding AWR but still audible under (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 4885, Nov 17 at 0513, R. Clube do Pará with an ID mentioning 1,550 kHz. WRTH lists one station in Pará on 1550, R. Cabano in Maracanã, perhaps an affiliate. CODAR QRM can be avoided by LSB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 7410, Nov 17 at 1301, looking for Shiokaze, but all I hear is Japanese from CRI, but very strange music underneath, sure sounds like tune of ``Jesus Saves``, as used by FEBC Philippines for IS! Exactly: FEBC runs Cambodian on 7410 at 1200-1300, so running a bit over. Ivo Ivanov also heard this until 1302 but doesn`t mention CRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9330-AM, Wed Nov 16 at *0653, S9 open carrier, i.e. Spy Numbers warming up on a transmitter shared with RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9535, Nov 17 at 0441, RHC Spanish surprisingly with love song in English ending, ``Love Letters Straight from Your Heart``, on to announcement in Spanish, // 9710, 6060, as I had already checked to be sure it wasn`t really the English service // 6000 & 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 5980, Nov 16 at 0707, R. Martí back on frequency to match the jamming after a jump to 5988, 24 hours earlier, keypad mispunch which they should manage more often (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 4870.34, Nov 17 at 1344, one of two carriers hetting around here, which would be AIR Delhi (Kingsway), but which Ron Howard measured on 4870.57, October 22 at 1332; as the other one, RRI Wamena, INDONESIA was off. Now, Nov 17 at 1345, I measure the lower one, Wamena on 4869.89, as did Ron on October 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6145, Nov 17 at 1335, I finally find Sea Breeze on new frequency; last channel was 7410, but there only heard CRI and FEBC at 1300, so later bandscanning 49m band upwards. 6145 is good with no QRM, S9 to S9+10, YL with very brief news headlines, each introduced by date and ``Daily NK``, and outroduced by ``Daily NK`` again, same electronic sounder between them several times a minute. 1339 different music and on to another segment. 1340 ID by YL ``This is Shiokaze - Sea Breeze from Tokyo, Japan``. 6145 is one of numerous alternate frequencies registered with HFCC by JIC MIC at 13-14, 300 kW, 290 degrees from Yamata. English is only on Thursdays. Sea Breeze is about abduxions of Japanese by North Korea.
Ron Howard also discovered 6145 today but for him in California there was lite QRM from PBS Qinghai; and he found the *1405 Shiokaze in Japanese on new 5910 ex-7325 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 11835, Nov 17 at 0435, VP S3 signal but conversation in English, and not a WWCR overload mix of 5890 + 5935, so it really is MWV with African Pathways Radio; no comparison to the bigsig it accomplished (when active) in A-16 during this hour on 9480, but maybe 11835 works better for Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA, 7410.0-AM, Nov 17 at 0447, S9 signal but deep fades and slightly suptorted with the immediately recognizable voice and message of the YHWH guy, ``vs corporate banksters``, etc. 0455 he seems to be wrapping up, ``wish you the best, shalom``, ``thank you so much for listening in``. ``true Jews not interested in false deity worship`` such as Jesus; ``waiting for Yahweh, God`s government to be established``. I have to suspend for something else at 0458-0509, and he is indeed off when I get back at 0509, and 7415 is now splashing.
Since 7410 is not a frequency in use by a legal US SWBC station, we must conclude that Mr YHWH is back to piracy! --- despite having been busted last time, and location revealed as near Ridgecrest CA.
He also recently made a legal $25 broadcast via WBCQ as we have reported, and was going to do another one, but if and when that transpired, I have not heard.
Station YHWH previous pirate behavior was to show up on a very wide variety of frequencies in and out of many different bands, at many different hours, so maybe we are in for another such treat, requiring lots of bandscanning. So far I have seen no other reports of him on 7410, not even on HF Underground. One thing is likely: he will not keep appearing again at the same time on the same frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. During Tropo DTVDX from RF 44, KSHV-TV Shreveport, see USA, other decodes in this opening:
RF 31 at 1533, DTV 3-1 OETA-DT, i.e. KOET Eufaula OK, seldom seen here
RF 28 at 1534, Ion as on 44-1, i.e. KTPX Okmulgee OK
RF 24 at 1535, OKC local KOKH 25 is not decoding due to some DX CCI
RF 20 at 1536, KQCW-HD as 19-1, i.e. Muskogee OK
RF 17 at 1537, local Enid multi-channel 3ABN Adventist translator is not decoding due to DX CCI
RF 45 at 1552, as 6.2 KQCW-SD: this is really KOTV Tulsa transmitter as on 6.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Nov 17 at 1342, very poor carrier still here, so SIBC is running late again. I also checked 9545 around 0500 but it was not extended today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15540, Nov 17 at 1445, R. Tamazuj, talk in Juba Arabic, // 13800 which is 4 or 5 seconds ahead of 15540, both poor. Sites: 15540 France, 13800 Germany, but both move at 1500, to Vatican and Madagascar, respectively, for the second half (and for sibling station R. Dabanga at 1530-1630) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035, Nov 16 at 1408, VOT with songs at S9-S7 as this English transmission is improving; for W Europe but we`re directly beyond.
Shortly after mentioning on WOR 1852 that I`ve yet to get a listenable signal from VOT`s 0400 broadcast to North America on 6080 --- I do: Nov 17 at 0430, it`s S9+25, much stronger than VOA São Tomé which still makes a weak fast SAH with it; and there is some hum evidently from Emirler. During a ``fairy tale`` about black clouds, ending shortly, 0433 to theme and `Question of the Month`, details I manage to copy so I can enter the contest; 0434 on to song and music fill for rest of hour. Recheck at 0450, Turkish song is still in at S9+25. 6075 is still vacant and would be better except it might QRM 6070 CFRX. NO signal at all on the VOT // to Asia, 7240.
12035.039, Nov 17 at 1353, TRT with YL in English at S7 to S4; 1359 `Question of the Month` again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2097.3, Nov 17 at 0523 check, beacon A in Morse every 10 seconds from Quartzsite AZ. I hear it just about any time I check at night, but in well this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15220, Nov 16 at 2054 tune-in I hear one word of French or Kriyol, back to open carrier, likewise on slightly weaker 11720; no VOA YDD sign-on but at 2100 switch to one word in English, ``Creole``, and into Kriyol, welcoming ``téléviseurs`` --- which I thought meant viewers, but Google says both in French and Haitian Creole it means TV sets. Maybe I misunderstood. Follows a long interview with a senator, 2113 bit of music and another interview. Anyhow, altho not checked at 20 today, this shows that VOA has retimed the Haitian one hour later, since as of Nov 11 it was still at 20 and in English instead of Kriyol (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1852, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1851 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday November 15 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair. Not confirmed UT Wed Nov 16 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: trace of a JBA carrier, so maybe is on but barely propagating. Confirmed NOT on Wed Nov 16 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955, since that continues to switch to Brother HyStairical at 1400. Confirmed Wed Nov 16 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490v, good. Not confirmed UT Thu Nov 17 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330, no signal, but 9265 WINB is but a JBA carrier, so WBCQ could be on and not propagating.
WORLD OF RADIO 1852 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast of Thursday November 17 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, when checked at 1256, good S8 fading to S5. Next:
Thu 2130 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [off Nov 8 and 15 pending repair]
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full updated schedule including satellite, webcasts, AM & FM:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5850 // 5950, Wed Nov 16 at 0701, these WRMIs remain // and now starting a `World Music` concert hour, both VG on W or NW antennas, while 7730 remains absent.
15440, Nov 16 at *1404.5, WRMI cuts on late with BS, overriding AWR Austria in Urdu; 15440 has been a problematic transmitter and it`s off again at 2055 check; while 15770 is on and undermodulated.
5850 // 5950, Thu Nov 17 at 0707, WRMI with `Viva Miami`, old show I have heard before, Jeff plowing thru the mailbag, with quick acknowledgments for reports from all over on many frequencies. I keep with it to hear what happen afterwards: 0715 into World Music. 5950 remains temporarily on 285 antenna on loan from 7730, making it as powerful here as 5850. VM is not on WRMI sked at this hour on either frequency, but it`s been added to my DX/SWL/Media Programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7504.78, Nov 17 at 0444, WRNO is lower than usual and varying audibly with BFO, S8 signal but sounds weaker, very poor due to undermodulation during music. Others were surprised it is on this late, but not really: during non-DST season the sked is 02-05 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5110.8, Nov 17 at 0510, as I am tuning down the 60m band starting at 5130, here is a spur carrier, so I expect this means 5085 WTWW-2 is on the air --- yes, when I get there in a moment, with `Unshackled`. 5110.8 is a second-order spur, while the first-order on the plus side, 5097.9 is blocked by that wide utehash. Matchers on the low side are easily detected, 5072.1, and also barely on 5059.2 --- these are all at 12.9 kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1200, Nov 17 at 0527 UT, ``AM 1200, Univisión América`` ID mixing with WOAI, so WRTO Chicago is still running day facility at night. Tsk2, no clear channel for San Antonio any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1540, Nov 17 at 1314 UT, ESPN-Deportes promos ignoring Central and Mountain timezones, heavy CCI and SAH, from what we now know is KZMP University Park TX. Around 1300 UT I was only hearing KXEL IA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Morning of November 16, lots of Bad signals on most UHF channels, with tropo enhancement, but a Good one breaking thru at 1529 UT on both my antennas:
RF44, PSIP immediately shows 45-1 KSHV-TV. It`s 500 kW ERP in Shreveport LA per W9WI.com with MyTV on 45.1, but ads at the moment. I am also getting a 45.2 with super ID at lower left: KSHV-TV,45.2 Shreveport (but no 45.3 or 45.4). [and sic, there is no space after -TV, comma]. At 1547 the program on 45.1 is `Crime Watch` as IDed at lower-left; while 45-2 says John Simms, and soon more aptly `Forensic Files` on the ESCAPE network (bug LR: the P elevated so it`s half visible, get it?). At 1559 break, 45-1 with Weather Focus, Louisiana map; and 45-2 again supers KSHV-TV ID at LL. These hold up until finally about 1620 starting to fade and break up.
W9WI.com shows KSHV only with My on 45.1, no 45.2. But rabbitears.info also has Escape on 45-2.
Shreveport by tropo used to be not too rare in analog era on 3 and 12 (and 6 with Texarkana). City to city distance is 574 km = 356 statute miles. Other decodes during this opening, from OKLAHOMA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Nov 17 at 1438, Republic of Yemen Radio is S9+20 with music and exhortations in Arabic --- continues to be in season with bigsig every morning, presumed longpath, but site as yet not revealed. We are still waiting for someone to visit the SAUDI site during the broadcast to confirm whether it`s really from Riyadh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Nov 17 at 1308-1311 UT, JBA TP carrier from NW, so surely NHK. No others detected on likely frequencies. Sunrise here today: 1311; will attain another semihour later by latest in early January (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 2960.0, Nov 17 at 0520, very poor AM carrier, to be flagged as a possible broadcast harmonic from 1480 or 740. Wavers a bit, which is suspicious, and also another one on 2959.4 via the NRD-545, which does emit birdies here and there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED 3101.0-USB, Nov 17 at 0518, YL with alfanumeric fonetix, ``over``, very poor; answered by OM, ``This is Echo, roger, out``. Listed as just an aeronautical mobile service frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15300, the open carrier of Nov 15 is gone again, Nov 16 at 1406 check; and also Nov 17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1844 UT November 17