** CUBA. 5025, Feb 3 at 0215, Rebelde still AWOL at this hour (while 4765 Progreso is nominal, also 5040 RHC). But at next check 0716, 5025 is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9515.279, Feb 3 at 1535, poor signal with negligible modulation except for lite whine, presumably R. Cairo Albanian hour, from Abis NW also USward. I also detect even weaker JBA carriers about 9515.55 and 9514.95, suspected parasitic spurs from same transmitter. It is fitting that broadcasts TO Albania are as pointless as broadcasts FROM Albania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM [and non]. I`ve just watched a great documentary, which while not dealing directly with DXing, is extremely relevant. Should be currently playing on PBS stations. Check out your schedules. Here`s what OETA says about it:
Aurora - Fire in the Sky
Thursday, February 2, 03:00 pm on OETA OKLA
Description: Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth's polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland's Saami, Alaska's Inuit, Canada's Native Americans and New Zealand's Maori.
View Additional Airings [CST = UT -6]
02/02/17, 8:00 pm OETA OKLA
02/05/17, 3:00 am OETA OKLA
02/05/17, 3:00 pm OETA OKLA
02/05/17, 8:00 pm OETA OKLA
03/06/17, 5:00 am OETA-HD
Recommended to watch in HD, but getting up at 5 am on March 6 to do that would be rather inconvenient for me.
The closing credits are very brief, but I copied this:
``Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH © 2012.
DVD from shopPBS.org for $24.99; or download on iTunes``
As for PBS, itself:
Aurora - Fire in the Sky
Premiered February 2017
In Earth’s polar regions, the aurora — a ghostly flicker and colorful glow — mysteriously brightens the night sky. One of the most incredible natural phenomena in the world, the array of colors of the aurora is a source of endless theory and wonder. What creates such beauty and spectacle?
And here`s link to full video:
The native Canadians are the Haida, so we get a good look at Walt Salmaniw`s remote DXing island! Also, about the Maori, we see Invercargill, New Zealand, home of Arthur Cushen.
The program mixes stunning photography of aurorae, scientific research with cultural material, legends about the aurora, explains how aurorae emit inaudible sounds (Glenn Hauser, OK, Feb 2, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, UT Fri Feb 3 at 0210, RUI via WRMI, fading down but // 6855 is S9 to S9+20. About Russian aggression, too generic in a brief check to decide whether it`s a week old, but probably not at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed Thursday February 2 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, good. Also confirmed UT Fri Feb 3 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor (strangely, stronger than 9265 WINB JBAC). Next:
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
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
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
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, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Feb 3 at 0034, JBA carrier presumed WINB, but usually it`s stronger than neighbor 9330 WBCQ, not tonight. Anyhow, no multi-het 660-Hz separated carriers ringing transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Feb 3 at 0222+, very strange propagation from American SW signals. The WRMIs on 7 MHz are attenuated, 7570 at only S5-S7, and 7730 weaker, 7780 JBA. Yet these are much stronger, VG signals: 7520 WWCR, 7385 WHRI. Also good: 7505v WRNO. 7305 Vatican/Greenville poor; 7490 WBCQ inaudible, 7850 CHU inaudible.
9330 WBCQ inaudible. 9395 WRMI SPRN JBA, 9955 WRMI inaudible. 9475 WTWW good. 11520 WEWN good at S9+; By 0228, 12105 dead air from WTWW-3, S9-S6. By next check around 0700, conditions have normalized at least for the WRMI 7s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 770, Feb 3 at 0248 UT, plugs for ``promo code W-A-B-C`` to some 800 number, vs CCI, presumably including KKOB/KKOB. Unusual for WABC NJ to make it ~1315 miles out to here. In case you think it`s in New York, check this coverage map
which shows it not even reaching Scranton at night from just east of Clifton NJ; never mind skywave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 3 at 1437, Republic of Yemen Radio is back in at good S6-S9 level, after missing yesterday, triumphal music, but with some IADs, mixed with urgent exhortations about Yemen. Via SAUDI ARABIA? In case they should ever resume Qur`anic vespers, sunset in Sana`a is now 1503 UT, creeping later by 3 minutes per week.
At this time before 1500 we have a nice choice of exotic music on 25m, not only this but 11580 WRMI World Music, 11600 Kurdistan [non], 11815+ Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 3272-USB, Feb 3 at 0231, MARS-like net, radiochex called for by JO7BG, call fonetikaly as if from Japan. I`ve had Army MARS here as in DXLDs 16-47 and 16-52. Googling on that call gets a wide variety of non-radio hits, including drugs, rappers, women`s turtlenecks, shipping, and several things in Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4739.0, Feb 3 at 0213, open carrier again, S9+25 vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1721 UT February 3