** CUBA. 5025, November 26 at 0715, R. Rebelde is talking about ``la pérdida de nuestro comandante``. I just caught a minute or less of RHC English before 0700* on 5040 et al., but probably nothing about Fidel dying as the single English hour is recorded at 2000 UT or even earlier and then repeated over and over. I`m not going out of my way to listen to Cuba, altho it is an historic occasion, since RHC is all about the Fidel personality cult all the time, anyway. Enough is enough.
15140, just before 2100 UT, now ``Ed Newman`` is acknowledging some condolences. How many ``good riddance`` emails did they have to throw out, or: file for future retaliation. If a dead person is ever worthy to be spoken ill of, Fidel is it.
6000 & 6165, Nov 27 at 0102, both RHC English frequencies are dead air, in tribute to dead Fidel? 0103:40 they finally start barely modulating, and now are prepared to mention his passing. But one would have to strain to hear them, not worth it.
5025, Nov 27 at 0110 tune-in, at first no Rebelde but weak 5024.9, no doubt Quillabamba, Perú. Then RR cuts on and off and on, playing an ancient unpolished recording of a group singing ``El Himno 26 de Julio``, a.k.a. ``Qué viva la Revolución`` which would also become RHC`s theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 26 at 1851, no signal from MWV APR in English (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 730, Nov 27 at 0152, YL DJ giving two phone numbers for requests/dedications, each only once and too fast for me to copy. (I thought I had a decent digit span.) She mentions Ciudad Jiménez, so I`m sure it`s the usual dominatrix, XEHB, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, certainly not desportive XEX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 760, Nov 27 at 0148, conversation in Spanish, mentions pelota, so about sports, way over WJR and looping approx. ENE/WSW. Then WJR fades back in but still a hefty collision. Don`t see how it could be any US station, but one of four in NW Mexico: XEDGO Durango2, XENY Nogales, XEEB Ciudad Obregón, or closest XEES Chihuahua2. IRCA has no format for the latter, a.k.a. Antena 7-60, but the others are musical, two of them romántica. 730 Chihuahua is inbooming even more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.96-AM, November 26 at 2136, S9 music with a heavy beat, almost disco with lyric ``Causin` me a heartache`` over and over. At 2140 up to S9+20, but no announcements past 2146+. A bit early for me to hear pirate activity, but four later logs here from further east between 2223 and 2314 say it was Liquid Radio:
I would agree with the ``thumpage`` description (Glenn Hauser, OK< DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Nov 27 at 0053, rock music, song yelling about radio; 0057, ``Listen to the radio, pirate radio`` song; 0100 Wolverine Radio ID. Only S9, not as strong as it could be, noisy band, and off at recheck 0121 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1650, Nov 27 at 0132 UT, I`m getting two Spanish stations, Denver and El Paso, and one sports English, Iowa, but NO religious music from KFSW Sallisaw, which is of course our closest. Something continues to be very strange with this station, not up to even 1 kW ND night power, or not on the air at all. It has become a mere appendage of a 98.7 translator, but don`t forget the AM still has to exist on the books; and on the air? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Nov 26 at 1851, poor signal here with talk in presumed Luganda, Radio Munansi, via WWRB. No sporadic-E enhancement this time, equally poor to 15825 WWCR. 15240 is still on at 1905, for another hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13565, Nov 26 at 1430, K6FRC HIFER CW beacon from California as the coincidental ham call implies, is JBA, vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: as usual now, not confirmed the 1530 UT Saturday Nov 26 broadcast on Hamburger Lokalradio via MV Baltic Radio, as 7265-CUSB via the UTwente SDR gets nothing but CRI Hindi via Kashgar (and maybe some Azad Kashmir Radio mixed in). Does HLR overcome all that anywhere in Europe?
WOR 1853 confirmed Saturday Nov 26 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330-v-CUSB: WOR theme is JBA, slightly on low side. Also confirmed UT Sunday Nov 27 at 0421 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, four minutes in so started circa 0417. Next:
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [experimental; reports wanted]
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
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780, Nov 27 at 0118, this WRMI is still AWOL, while its corresponding day frequency, 15770, was not when checked around 2100 Nov 26 with Dub Politico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3215, Nov 27 before 0200, WWRB is active again for a three-day weekend/start with usual horrible audio.
3195, recheck at 0209 after jump to avoid WWCR on 3215: now with the anti-Semitic preacher(?) who sees evil Jewish influence everywhere, including making Fidel and Che Marxists; and NYC mayor he claims is a secret Jew. Apparently live, and takes satisfactory signal reports on the phone. How long does this transmission last? Not checked again until 0420 when it`s off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 660, Nov 27 at 0156 UT from east/west, PSAs in English for Rotary and US EEOC, some network news on hour and ID finally at 0203 UT for KTNN Window Rock AZ plus a couple of other Navajo towns in rotation. Meanwhile at 0159 UT another(?) 660 station was giving silly football scores for teams in the east, as I hoped for a rare WFAN ID --- which KTNN is supposed to be protecting with a null, but not now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Nov 26 at 1436, Republic of Yemen Radio, is S9+10 at tune-in; think I heard a couple Qur`anic notes, but then into usual triumphal music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [non]. 1040, Nov 26 at 1958 UT, I`m tuned in on the caradio a bit earlier than yesterday to catch an ID from the mystery station which was carrying Dave Ramsey from 2007 UT on Friday. There it is, weak but steady. This time the Clark Howard show is upwrapping, TD America ad (how many Unitedstatesians know that TD stands for Toronto Dominion?) And now at 10 seconds before 2000 UT, ID time! Which is dead air! Grrrrr. Then Fox News Radio, 2002 UT USFS Wildfire PSA from Ad Council, 2003 UT more ``news``, 2005 UT ``News talk 960, KGWA`` --- so 1040 is a +80 kHz spur from one of my locals, not WHO nor KGGR nor KCBR. And it makes a SAH of ~6 Hz with one of them. What are the chances of a spur being that close to ``on`` frequency? Did KGWA fine-tune it?
I`ve never noticed this before. Now, is KGWA 1040 produced by my Nissan caradio, or really there to be heard on other receivers? I`m not hearing it at further part of Enid, but maybe it`s just a worse signal/noise level. At 2126 UT I try it on the NRD-545 --- yes, it`s audible and // 960. Spurs usually come in matching pairs, so how about 880? Even here, KRVN Nebraska reaches us adequately on daytime groundwave, but with the PL-880 on 960 and the NRD-545 on 880, I can make a // to an 880 undersignal. I had previously suspected anything daytime under KRVN would be a remnant of KJOZ in SE TX, if not further skywave.
So all three of our Enid AM stations, besides producing weak harmonics and low-SW mixing products with each other, are also spur producers:
1390, KCRC as previously reported, constantly puts almost matching modulated hets on 1420 and 1360, plus and minus 30 (but not exactly) kHz, and weaker second order ones at different pitches, near 1330 and 1450 = plus and minus ~60.
1640, KZLS, puts at least one spur on about 595 kHz, subject of a transmitter search which took me out into the wilds of Garfield county a few weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [non]. Re: ``5150, November 25 at 1407, JBA AM carrier. Wonder if it`s the pirate relayer again, which was quite active at all hours a few weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)`` Yes! :
``Relay Station 5150: 11/25/16 1437-1538+ UTC 5150 AM. S6-7 with remix
songs by Blondie, Metallica, Rolling Stones and Digital Underground (Joe Filipkowski, Warwick RI, Free Radio Weekly via DXLD)
UNIDENTIFIED. 12004.50-LSB, Nov 26 at 1515, INTRUDERS, 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0456 UT November 27