martedì 2 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs October 31-November 2, 2010

** ALBANIA [and non]. Checking R. Tirana on new B-10 frequencies and times to North America:

At 1530 Nov 1, English on 13640, fair signal but undermodulated as usual. No co-channel interference (CCI), nor adjacent channel interference (ACI) tho there are very weak signals on 13635 and 13645. Aoki says 13645 is AIR Gujrati service via Bangalore; nothing listed on 13635.

At 1945 on portable, English on 7465 inaudible but not surprising as for Europe; 11635 fair with correct new schedule, no CCI nor ACI. Should have been sufficient on home rig with longwire.

At 2100 on portable, English on 7530 poor but better than very poor 9895; however, no ACI nor CCI. Which will do better should vary here depending on daily MUF fluxuations. Primarily for Europe, anyway.

At 2143 on portable, Albanian on 7435 very poor but no ACI or CCI; inaudible vs noise level on 5970 for Europe, 2130-2300 broadcast.

At 0002 UT Nov 2, Albanian on 7425 better than 6130, both fair. Nothing on 7420, but something weaker in Russian on 7430 which is VOR via Armenia to Europe, Central America, Caribbean and Mexico.

6130 has only lite CCI, not sure what; adjacent channels not strong enough to bother, with Bolivia causing het to something on 6135 presumably VOR to South America via Tajikistan, and two or three weak stations on 6125, mainly Spain to South America but quite poor and fluttery.

By 0058, the unID CCI on 6130 was a little worse, possibly Laos or more likely Tibet, but we probably can`t do better on primetime 49m than share with something on the other worldside.

At 0130, 6130 opens in English, fair signal and not hearing the CCI now. Not yet checked are 6130 for English at 0245; 6100 for English at 0330 and 0400, but on UT Monday, Tirana`s night off, they seemed to be clear enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, Nov 1 at 1501 under DGS something else religious opening with ``Chariots of Fire`` theme. Scheduled as AWR Turkish via AUSTRIA; Christians vs Christians (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, Monday Nov 1 at 1354, carrier JBA but steadier than stronger and flutterier neighbor 15480 which is now Turkey until 1400, and Democratic V. of Burma via Armenia after 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9800, VG and steady open carrier at 0116 Nov 1 and next few minutes, then off. Presumably Sackville warming up for 0200 RCI broadcast. At 0208, 9800 in Spanish with El Castor Mensajero (the Messenger Beaver, loses something in translation), discussing Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico and wanting to hear from Cubans about what goes on there.

Then at 0210 I check 9755 and find non // Castor show just starting. So we have this absurd situation of same programming 5 minutes apart on two close frequencies, 9800 being the regular RCI service to Central America at 227 degrees, 9755 being the delayed Sirius satellite + SW service to USA at 268 degrees. After this Week of Confusion, once DST is over, the 9755 Spanish will start an hour later at 0304 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 1: only found 10500 at 1237 at S9+20 but heavy flutter. Gone at 1306 check, probably since 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 5954.1, Nov 1 at 0040 music, presumably R. República, and not much jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CROATIA [non]. 7375 via GERMANY, leading up to 0300 UT Nov 1, three widely-spaced time pips, Croatian ID, opening Voice of Croatia in English with Croatia Today for 31 October. So the English segment has as usual shifted one UT hour later from 0200 in A-10. I suppose the earlier one is at 2315 instead of 2215, unconfirmed. Between 02 and 04, all three Wertachtal transmitters are on 7375, at 240, 300 and 330 degrees, for a total of 325 kW (one of them 125). Since Nauen is no longer in the mix, it should be easy to keep them synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. As previewed by Arnie, RHC has moved its 5040 English broadcast an hour later, to 00-01 UT. UT Monday Nov 1 at 0013 DXers Unlimited is underway.

Meanwhile, RHC left 5970 clear for SPAIN [q.v.] in English until 0100. At 0012 I found RHC music in Spanish service on 6120, 6110, and weak 6060 with apparent co-channel carrier with SAH --- or RHC`s own signal was undermodulated. Nothing on 6000 yet, nor 6010.

If RHC had any English frequency on the air between 01 and 02, could not find it: at 0111 Nov 1, only heard Spanish on 5970, 6060, 6110 and 6120; 6000 not on the air. The B-10 schedule has English starting at 01 on 6000 and new 6050, but maybe not until Nov 8. 6000 would have a problem from CRI English via Sackville 6005 until 0200.

At 0203, now we have RHC English on 5970 and much weaker 6000, while Spanish is on 6060, 6110, 6120. At 0214 DXUL again on 5970 and weaker 6060. At 0549 English now on 5970, 6010 and weaker 6060, ``Ed Newman`` in mailbag about RHC`s wonderful pocket calendar. Those who get one may find it rather disappointing after all the hype.

Next evening, UT Nov 2 at 0004 I find RHC music in Spanish service on 6060, 6110, 6120, and something else on 6000, Spanish interview of someone speaking Spanish with a Brazilian accent, a bit muffled audio and not very strong. Nothing listed, and I was really wondering about this until at 0056 recheck ``Mesa Redonda`` was mentioned. O yeah, the special RHC program, nominally M-F plus special occasions at 22-24 and // 9640, but now running an hour later, tho 6000 in open carrier a few minutes afterwards. It`s plugged on the morning show, with start time usually more like 2230, but varies a lot.

Still no RHC English at 0100, tho 5970 carrier is now on following Spain. At 0130, the scheduled B-10 frequencies 6000 and 6050 for English from 0100 are still absent, fortunately for HCJB 6050, and 6000 would be no good against CRI Sackville 6005. However, at 0132, 5970 is now carrying RHC English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See separate entry for jamming concerning R. Martí, VOA. See also VENEZUELA [non]

** CUBA [non]. R. Martí observations: When it looked as if Greenville would be closed down at the end of the A-10 season, some arrangements were made for a few R. Martí broadcasts to be relayed via Sackville, CANADA, a first for anything from IBB. These are now scheduled:
20-22 on 9565 (followed by GB at 22-24)
01-03 on 9825 (but also GB available at 00-03)

On Oct 31 I did not tune in 9565 until 2156, and RM was there plus jamming, but ALSO, rock music mixing, soon IDing at 2157 as VOA Music Mix. That went off at 2159:10* leaving 9565 to the DCJC and the OCB. Greenville had been running 9565 from 17 to 24 in A-10, so evidently on the first day of B-10 there was a mixup, with both sites on before 2159 --- but one of them had the wrong program feed, most likely Sackville! Anyhow, R. Martí was in effect jamming itself, helping out the DentroCubans. This also means that Canada is relaying both USA and China, despite China jamming many US broadcasts. Cuba is already jamming Canada when it carries Radio República.

6030, Nov 1 at 0047 RM with Serie Mundial commentary over jamming // 7365 with no jamming. 0257 another Autozone ad here. 7365 earlier Nov 1 at 0014, R. Martí with dramatic dialog, no jamming.

9825, Nov 1 at 0100 RM VG with World Series, no jamming; must be in a break as talking about it but not play-by-play at the moment. Suspect this is the new Sackville relay rather than Greenville, as VG signal equivalent to RCI itself on 9755; see CANADA. And was not hearing it before 0100. Still VG on 9825 at 0207 with World Series, Autozone ad! with website. So now USG external broadcasting not only endorses certain religions, but commercial products!?! Is anyone at BBG really overseeing R. Martí yet?

9885, a VOA frequency Nov 1 at 0016 heard with nothing but jamming, as well as on 9955 WRMI.

Next morning: 5745 at 1229 Nov 1 still without jamming, ditto 7405 at 1233.

15330, reactivated for B-10, with open carrier at 1352 Nov 1, but the DCJC is on it at 1357 before R. Martí modulation starts. Of course, DCJC kept jamming 15330 sporadically in A-10 despite total absence of RM. Next check 1424, 15330 has RM plus jamming, 11930 RM with no jamming, and 11845 no RM with heavy jamming: RM uses that frequency only in A-seasons. At 1502, jamming on both 11845 and 11930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CZECHIA. 7410, R. Prague on strange new frequency, Nov 1 at 0104 in English to NAm, with ACI from BS on 7415 WBCQ, so only fair during Mailbox. At 0202 for the next English broadcast it was better, as WBCQ had become JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 6270, R. Cairo still here for English to NAm, Nov 1 after musical prélude, at 0205 ID and ``The Holy Qur`an and its Meaning``; good signal and modulation; 0215 news from boomy studio which needs better sound-deadening, but intelligible.

R. Cairo tentative B-10 English, all from Abu Zabaal site, 250 kW except 12170 150 kW:
1215-1330 17870  90 degrees to Asia
1600-1800 12170 195 Africa
1900-2030 11510 250 West Africa
2115-2245  6270 330 West Europe
2300-2430 11590 330 W&C USA
0200-0330  6270 315 C&E USA, Atlantic Canada

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [non]. 15190, checked Nov 1 at 2016, nothing here, no R. Africa, nor R. Inconfidência audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. Have not heard RFI Issoudun for a long time on 13m, but Nov 1 at 1313 there is French talk about Provence on 21580 next to Spain [q.v.] on 21570, still in Spanish, not Basque. RFI now scheduled 1200-1330 on 21580, 155 degrees. RFI English at 1200-1230 is still on 21620, but that`s too early before sunrise here and any possible band opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15650, V. of Greece back here in B-10, ex-15630 in A-10, Nov 1 at 1447 Greek music. Switch from 15650 to 15630 is now scheduled between 1550 and 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4052.4, UT Monday Nov 1 at 0039, R. Verdad with nice instrumental music. 0122 the signal is better than any LA on 60 meters, except Cuba! Terry Krueger measured it previous days at 4052.46. Again off the air early Sunday night: no signal at 0553 check UT Monday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI English VG at 1340 Nov 1 in Music Corner, 1341 announcement about the featured artist, but still with IADs. At 1420 still on in Indonesian, and VG without het but with IADs.

CRI Russian on 9525 at 14-15 is now gone for the season. CRI does come on at 1457 for English via Kashgar to Europe, but at 1504 the het is only minor as VOI is still VG with music, IADs, rather than restarting English only to cut it off; instead the language service was unknown, as music continued until abrupt closure at 1510* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. IRIB`s so-called ``Voice of Justice`` English hour at 0130 to North America is blocked on both new B-10 frequencies; wonderful coöordination there! Nov 1 at 0135, Voice of Russia English is atop 7250 Qur`an from Iran; 6120 has Radio Habana Cuba atop Iran Qur`an. No improvement during following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Nov 1 at 1359 open carrier with het from Myanmar 5986-; 1400 piano and opening Shiokaze in Japanese this Monday, on new frequency as first reported the day before by Ron Howard. S9+10 peaks, no jamming audible here, but weakening. At least it`s audible again here via JSR JAPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. Checking for R. Kuwait at 1828 Oct 31 in case B-10 change has been made to English at 18-21 on 15540: nothing audible, nor on 11990, but that is inconclusive from this angle under current conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA [non?]. 21695, Nov 1 at 1454, 13m signal level second only to SAUDI ARABIA [q.v.] 21505, but V. of Africa modulation remains with a horrible ripple and somewhat unstable carrier. TDF, which handles frequency management, claims 21695 is via Issoudun, France, but if I were they, would continue attributing such a mess to Sabrata, Libya, itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, Nov 1 at 1259 UT, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, XEDP full ID, atop KGNC et al. This week, Chihuahua is on MST UT -7 except border cities Juárez and Ojinaga, remaining on MDT UT -6 along with the USA one more week. So in deep Chihuahua, stations signing on at 6 am now will be playing the NA at 1300 UT instead of 1200 (but did not hear it on XEDP).

1050, Nov 1 at 1300, Mex choral NA, best in WHO 1040 IBOC null, 1303 fade but maybe sign-on; 1305 full ID for XED in Mexicali, a Radiorama group station. Should still be on UT-7 along with Alta California for another week, ergo NA at 6 am local = 1300 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, XEPPM, Nov 1 at 0158 opening coverage (live?) of a fiesta in Michoacán. Had not been hearing it earlier, but maybe just smashed by ACI. At 0216 it`s in the clear with Serbia [q.v.] off 6190, and no co-channel either from Brasil. Now a local amateur band heavy on the drums and horns. This is a good window for R. Educación, before CRI blasts from 6190 Sackville at 03-06 (and Vatican comes on 6185 eastward around 0310 too). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 15341, RTM off-frequency again, Nov 1 at 1353 with Arab music making het against something on 15340, presumably HCJB Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 18058-, JBA third harmonic carrier from R. Victoria, Lima, Nov 1 at 1450, just a shade below 18058, indicating the fundamental was just a shade below 6019.333. Its het continues to do significant damage to CRI 6020 in the evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. 17820, RDPI, Oct 31 at 1832, VG signal with sports talk.

Via Carlos Gonçalves, I have extracted the B-10 schedule for North America, all 300 kW at 300 degrees, and nothing but Portuguese:
13-17 15560 Sat/Sun; EE M-F
17-19 17820 Sat/Sun; EE M-F
19-21 12040 Sat/Sun; EE M-F
21-24 12040 EE any day
00-03  9455 Tue-Sat

EE = only for extraordinary events, such as stupid ballgames.

15690, Nov 1 at 1447 RDP Internacional ID, fair, consultório médico, this being the M-F 14-16 transmission eastward to the ME, the best we can do in NAm on a weekday morn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PRIDNESTROVYE. Still looking for Radio PMR, which was replaced by VOR English to NAm on 6240. On Nov 2 VOR is still there, and checking 9665 at 0009 to find it dominated by Brazilian, i.e. R. Voz Missionária, Florianópolis SC. Maybe PMR is to the 22/24 UT period on one frequency or the other, unchecked yet? Yes, Eike Bierwirth says it`s 2145-2400 [M-F] on 6240 before Moscow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 15170, over REE/Costa Rica, Nov 1 at 1307 ``Aici Radio Romania International`` song in Romanian about the station, a prolonged singing ID for at least a minute. Would be nice to get a clip of this in quality; they probably play it a lot. This is the 13-15 UT broadcast at 290 degrees from Galbeni colliding with REE --- except Saturdays? CR used to take Saturday mornings off 15170 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. B-10 Voice of Russia in English observations:

6240, Nov 1 at 0045 poor, // 7250 which has CCI, so what has become of Radio PMR, from this Pridnestrovye site, while 7250 is ``Armavir``. 7250 QRM becomes worse at 0130 when IRAN [q.v.] starts English to North America. 0200 situation is no better. From VOR website which also shows program schedule for B-10,
we rework and combine the NAm and LAm English frequencies:

23-04 7250, 00-05 6240, 03-04 7440 13735, 03-07 12030 12040, 04-05 13755, 05-07 9840 9855. All of those from Eastern Hemisphere sites.

Spanish, on the other hand, still gets top priority with a relay via Guiana French, so La Voz de Rusia was VG on 7335 at 0546 with slight hum, talking about film music, Orquesta Bolshoi. Guess what, 7335 is 250 kW, 318 degrees from GUF  at 02-06, to CIRAF 6, 7 and 8, which is: the USA, not even Mexico or southward! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. The Monday-only Emisión Sefardí from REE at 1425-1455 is supposed to be on 15385, but not even a carrier Nov 1 at 1425, nor in next few minutes. Was it on 15325 instead, the sometimes-announced frequency? Something there under jammer/Martí 15330 splash, but unseems this. Recheck at 1444 it`s underway with music, so must have started late; 1445 judeo-español announcement by usual YL, talk about gastronomía, manzanas. 1454 retune just in time to hear closing fanfare and off at 1455* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 9715, the IBB transmitter still in awful shape to be kept on the air, Nov 1 at 1342 in Russian with rough modulation, and carrier very unstable; American news, referencing Huffington Post, 1345 ID as ``Radio Svoboda, Novosti``, so it`s R. Liberty, 100 kW, 325 degrees at 13-14 only on 9715. Probably has same problem at other hours on other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 21505, BSKSA HQS with Qur`an, VG S9+18 and the SSOB at 1453 Nov 1; 1454 cut modulation in mid-verse and carrier off shortly. Must be the transmitter on same 295-degree antenna which was much weaker on 13710 from 1457 with more Qur`an colliding with AIR GOS India, which could be heard underneath closing in English with frequencies for next transmission, goodbye (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 6190, heavy CCI here with 4 Hz SAH between RNW Bonaire, 341 degrees in Dutch to ENAm, Nov 1 at 0106, and something Slavic. Must be IRS. Fortunately, RNW finishes at 0127, and then uncovers IRS, 0129 IS repeated for a minute on different instruments starting with piano, later synthesizer, guitar. 0130 opening English and right into news about Croatia. Surprised to hear IRS re-opening English at 0200, still in the clear, and continued at least a few minutes. Presumed new additional broadcast, but next check 0216 it was gone and never came back, so must have been an overrun by mistake; presumably English repeats on the internet/program feed only. Good news for MEXICO [q.v.] 6185 now in the clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA. 9440, RSI, Nov 1 at 0100 opening English news, better signal than Ukraine 2.000 MHz down, but RSI better on // 6040. At 0109 the guys were wanting new SWLs to mention RSI on their Facebook, and let RSI know so the linx can be sent to powers that be. But: prepare to listen only on internet or satellite. One should retrieve this broadcast for fuller feeling of the way the wind is blowing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. In B-10, REE`s English to NAm at 0000-0100 daily is scheduled on 5970 instead of 6055, direct. UT Nov 1 at 0000 I find nothing on 6055, and open carrier on 5970. Finally at 0004, audio is joined in progress on 5970 with Justin Coe talking about David Starlight, who had the good sense to move from Oklahoma to San Francisco at age 21. At 0012 could detect RHC on 6060, but weak and would have been no ACI problem for Spain if still on 6055; that is the only reason we can think of for making this move. Anyhow, no RHC on 5970 so they have apparently cooperated by clearing the frequency during this hour. 0027 REE program is ``A Simple Life``, interviewing another performer. By next check 0108, 6055 was back on with REE Spanish. Next night, UT Nov 2, English is already going on 5970 at 0002, so maybe got started on time. More under CUBA.

Looking for the new 30-minute M-F Basque (Euskera) broadcast from REE on the schedule for 1300-1330: Nov 1 at 1309 on 17595, no it`s not! In Castilian as usual, 2:09 timecheck, discussing Brasil`s new president; 1327 segment about REE programs which have been renovados, and a few new titles, Cuarto Mundo, Españoles en el Exterior, a show about theatre. And --- estreno (debut) of the Euskera show, but no details of any timings. Let`s see what we can find on the homepage

Click on Frecuencias and you get the schedule which expired Oct. 31! The adjacent link for frecuencias en lenguas extranjeras is undated but obviously also outdated. This program schedule
is also outdated since in local time it shows known programs such as Amigos de la Onda Corta as two hours ahead of UT, really now only one.

So both the old schedules on the website, and the B-10 schedule at
are wrong. Where does that leave us?

Would the token newscasts in Catalan, Galician and Basque, contrary to new sked, continue at 1340-1355 M-F instead of DST timing of 1240-1255? No, at 1351 a music show ``Sonido ---`` talking about Rolling Stones, Jumpin` Jack Flash, VG signal now on 15170 via CR, no RRI QRM  See also ROMANIA [and non]. Missed rechecking at 2340-2355, supposed new time for the trilinguals on direct frequencies only.

15125, REE via CR, which was heard on Sunday morning, missing Monday at 1455, since on weekdays it does not start until 1800, Saturdays from 1600, Sundays from 1200.

12030, Nov 1 at 2022, heavy SAH between Arabic and RHC Spanish music, the latter // 11730 weakly. 2028 the Arabic breaks for ``Radio Exterior de España`` ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 13745, new frequency for R. Thailand to NAm, Nov 2 at 0008 in English, poor with flutter. Beam changes from 6 to 30 degrees for the second half of the hour from 0030, unchecked, i.e. from favoring eastern to western USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. As I expected, VOT`s new frequency for North America at 0400, 9655, is no good, at least as the B-10 season begins. It`s too high for a low-MUF hi-latitude winter-night path, which should have been obvious to frequency planners. Checked Nov 1 at 0415, VP signal from apparent VOT and co-channel interference equally poor, tho I know of nothing else scheduled there in A-10 or B-10. Also ACI from much stronger signal on 9660, which is now Vatican, 335 degrees via Madagascar to Ethiopia and so also USward. At 0430-0500 it shifts to 295 degrees for French. Only // from VOT, 7240, eastward for Asia, inaudible. Too bad they gave up the Sackville relay at the end of B-09. After 0500 TRT is on 9700 in Turkish toward Europe and US, which was sometimes audible in A-season, but only something JBA Nov 1 at 0544.

The morning broadcast at 1330-1435 also gets harder to hear on 12035 instead of 15450 in the A-season. Nov 1 at 1336, 12035 is poor with squeal bleeding over from WEWN 12050. // 11735 eastward is even worse, nothing audible between Cuba 11730 and WYFR + bonker on 11740. At end of English hour, 1423 IS audible on 12035, with ACI, lite CCI and SAH. Others on 12035 at this hour are KSDA and maybe VOR Samara.

In fact, Turkey`s German broadcast to Europe on 17755 at 1230-1324* was much better, heard with IS at closing.

The English to Europe at 1830 on 9785, was sufficiently audible here in late October, but forget it now that it`s at 1930 on 6050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [and non]. 5975, BBCWS in English news at 1402 Nov 1, fair and clear. This is at 14-17 via Singapore, 250 kW, 320 degrees, better than 5875 via Thailand.

13750, Nov 1 at 1457 good signal in Russian, i.e. BBC via Rampisham at 14-15. On Sundays if Cuba is on 13750 before 1500, a clash will ensue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. VOA Portuguese to Africa at 1700 is now supposed to be via Sackville, CANADA on 17740, but Nov 1 at 1712 there is no signal (altho VOA English on 17895 is VG via BONAIRE). However, at 1757 recheck, 17740 is now on, must have started late, VG in VOA Portuguese, 1800 ID and continuing the ``third half hour``. // 15670 São Tomé which was running about two words behind 17740. After 1800 on weekdays only, 17740 is supposed to be back from Greenville.

9780, Nov 1 at 2027 music, 2029 open carrier, 2030 VOA opening Hausa with English intro. This frequency is now scheduled as São Tomé in French daily at 2000-2030, then via South Africa in Hausa M-F at 2030-2100, but I did not detect a site switch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15420-CUSB, Oct 31 at 1830, WBCQ with preacher (what else?) colliding with BBCWS in English at about equal levels, and WBCQ has enough carrier to make a fast SAH with it. In B-10 BBCWS English is now running 15420 at 1300-1900 from three sites: 13-14 Seychelles before BCQ opens; 14-17 Cyprus, 17-19 South Africa. It shouldn`t be that hard for one or the other to find a clear frequency, but stubbornness prevails.

9330-CUSB, very weak carrier but no sign of WBCQ, Nov 1 at 1419, 1506, just Korea on the sides, so did Rod Hembree`s contract run out in October? Apparently not, as finally at 2025 check, WBCQ is on with a preacher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15520, Family Radio in English on new frequency, Nov 1 at 2014 with considerable ``wind generator whine``, 2015 Camping, not // 15195, tho both are via ASCENSION. At 2018 I find that 15520 is a full 30 sex ahead of WYFR itself on 17515/17535/17555, while 17575 has a different Harold Camping. Hmmm, 17515 is unlisted, so must be a leapfrog between 17555 and 17535, also noted as such in previous B-seasons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3160, WPJK, Orangeburg SC should have signed on at 1200 now that it`s November 1, but not checked until 1224 when still audible with music to S9+12 peaks versus falling S/N ratio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, KDWN Las Vegas NV: as I have logged repeatedly in October, has been cutting to non-direxional 50 kW day pattern one hour too early at 1245 UT, so I was eager to see what would happen on Nov 1 when local sunrise becomes officially 1415 UT. Would KDWN now come up at 1315 UT instead of 1245 or 1415? No sign of it at 1314-1316, just WGN about Illinois politix. 1330, still WGN, not KDWN. At 1345 and at 1415 I am hearing neither WGN nor KDWN. In Oct I was seldom getting LVN past 1300, so even if coming on at 1315 it might not be propagating, and even less likely at 1415. As November progresses with later sunrises here and there, it may start showing up again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, KKOB, Albuquerque NM, which had been a regular from 1315 UT in October at local sunrise switch to non-direxional day pattern, as expected now in November does that at 1345, popping on weak but clear with elexion discussion; 1348 ``traffic and weather together every 10 minutes on the 7`s`` --- even tho it is now the 8`s. They are as bad as The Weather Channel. Still in at 1413 with Diane Dinesh for governor and other political ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. After finding ``Aló, Presidente`` in progress Sunday Oct 31 at 1707 on the usual frequencies via CUBA, as in previous report, recheck at 1829 found that 13680 had gone off, and 11690 had switched back to RHC`s own programming, leaving 17750 (this season clear of WYFR, moved to 17760), 13750 and 12010 for El Hugazo. Modulation on all of them had improved and evened out. RHC also on // 11760, 11730, 12030-JBA and 15380-VG. The last frequency is normally NVG, so the 13680 transmitter/antenna may have switched here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW carrier search Nov 1: at 1251 UT upward in LSB mode on DX-398, detected only 774.

At 1253 downward in USB, many more but all JBA: 1575, 1512, 1422, 1377, 1332, 1314, 1098, 1053, 1035, 828, 774, 747, 567 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1510, on caradio in the south side of Enid, at 1852 UT Nov 1 beneath the splash from KOKC 1520 I am hearing bits of Mexican music. The closest 1510 is 1 kW KNNS Larned KS, near Great Bend, listed in NRC AM Log 2010 as sports/ESPN format.

Of the seven Texans on 1510, three of them have a Mexican or Tejano format, mostly in the south except for KSTV Stephenville, between Fort Worth and Abilene, but really too far from here for groundwave. Then there`s 10 kW KCTE Independence MO, but it`s another sportstalker.

Google search on KNNS to the Wiki page inserts this: ``Template: Infobox Radio station - this station is no longer broadcasting as of early october 2010`` but unseen on the Wikipedia page itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


3885.0 AM, Nov 1 at 0554, rock music at S9+20; brief transmission breaks between cuts but no announcements; refrain of the next one was ``kick `em while they`re down``. Cut off at 0559, back on at 0600 with harmonica, ``Freight Train``; 0603:30 another bit of music, and another; 0616 ``Love Stinx`` when I QRT. Not often do we hear such a blatant music pirate in the middle of a ham band (by a licensed ham?) even if it`s the AM sub-band area.

6930-SSB, Nov 1 at 0043, two or three notes repeated, nothing further heard.

6940-AM, Nov 1 at 0042, British-accented speech about Holland and Belgium, maybe Churchill from WW II. 0054 ``Bye, bye, Blackbird`` song, also from 65-70 year-ago era.
6950, Nov 1 at 0019, music on SSB, 0026 announcement but fades out, then back in. Gone by 0043 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###