martedì 31 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, as feared from yesterday`s early dump off the air by LRA36, no sign of it today May 31: 1236 tune-in but no trace of a carrier aside China 15480, nor at 1236, 1257, 1308, nor further in that hour. Extracontinental signals on 19m band were quite weakened, however, K-index at 1200 being 4, altho May 30 solar flux reached 112 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15400, May 31 at 1300, HCJB Global Voice Australia signing off in English; 15340 at 1314, brief ID in English amid other tongues, atop the Moroccan 15341 het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, May 30 at 2128, I can hear Brazilian accent aside much stronger Anguilla 11775, so RNA is still on the air despite absence overnight into last UT Sunday. I wonder if they are really running on greatly reduced power now, or just poor propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, May 31 at 0540 with romantic music, 0542 announcement in Brazilian intonation, so R. Brasil Central, Goiânia. Poor signal but the OBOB (only Brazilian on band) that was audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 31:
16980, poor at 1327
16100, fair at 1327
15545, JBA at 1326
14900, poor at 1228; very good at 1325
14700, very poor at 1325, contrary to 14900
13920, fair at 1228; none in the 12`s; fair at 1325
10965, very poor at 1233; not on 10970 for a change
 7970, very poor at 1235

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9526-, May 31 at 1317 only a JBA carrier on this perpetual off-frequency of VOI, while RRI 9680 domestic relay was considerably better tho with ACI from CRI Russian USward on 9675.

Since it`s Tuesday I want to hear the `Exotic Indonesia` hookup with RRI Banjarmasin if it happen again, so am forced to exercise my rights as a netizen to turn on the computer and listen online instead.

On one computer I tried first on Firefox but it just sat there, so on to IE, where the audible greeting in poor English, ``dignifying the ultimate noble of human being``, autolaunched right away and then connected to live broadcast. A few minutes later the stream also started on Firefox with an echo; hardly needed both.

By now it was 1342, and the Banjarmasin guy was indeed on telling a folk tale, then over to a YL with a hard-to-understand accent even tho `reception` is now loud & clear --- well, the audio quality is really rather degraded, including a ringing sound, especially from Banjarmasin. 1349 she says ``that`s all from Banjarmasin``, but it wasn`t --- then OM is back conversing with anchor in Jak, on how to get somewhere away from Banjarmasin on motorbike.

He calls the Jak YL something like `Nuka` or `Noka`, and in 1356 credit list includes ``me, Faturan``, or something like that. The closing song from Banj was noticeably lower-fi than the closing song from Jak which followed. It started to loop at the end, but they quickly faded it out. And ID with the three imaginary frequencies, 9525, 15150 and 11785.

While inaudible SW presumably switched to Indonesian at 1400 vs the ChiCom het (same parameters as 9675, 37 degrees until then), the webcast continued in English with `Newsline` at 1403-1405 by a different YL, with a very heavy accent, including: banx will be open as usual on Friday June 3, despite that being a ``compulsory day of corrective leave`` for Christ`s Ascension Day.

What? That sounds suspiciously unIslamic. But when is it really? Various Christian faxions, even within the RCC in the USA, can`t agree, but how about Thursday June 2 for starters:

Is it a big holiday too, whenever at Babcock`s South Atlantic Relay?

1405, `live` rock music concert clip starts. Turns out to be ``All Night Long``, but not the original by Lionel Ritchie, one of my favorites. May be the theme song of the web-only VOI service in English. 1410 VOI ``Sound of Dignity`` ID, new live DJ on the ``RRI World Service`` says he`s on the fourth floor of the RRI building in Jakarta, ``for a few hours onward``, to include sometime later a weekly network program with RRI channel 2, Denpasar (Bali; which had shown up on SW briefly a few weeks ago instead of Banjarmasin at 13-14). After weather for Indonesia from Sumatera to Papua, he obviously expects to be heard worldwide, mentioning cities in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, most of them rainy.

Then I was distracted by TV DX from Kansas City area [see USA], meanwhile had trouble getting the VOI stream going on another computer, as CODECs had to be installed on both browsers, but finally got it, mostly music; at 1455 foreign exchange rates for the rupiah; another Newsline until 1504. While the audio kept playing it caused everything else to crash, so enough of that as I have to restart. There was also a warning over the VOI website about ``not safe to rely on system timezone settings``. Ah, DXing the Internet is so different from DXing SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, May 30 at 2114, R. Kuwait is still on air with Arabic, following English supposed to close at 2100. Much better signal now than // 17550 which stays on at least until 2400. But at 2125 recheck, 15540 was finally off. Slipshod operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. 17575, RDPI, May 31 at 1329, fair at best, with wonderful Portuguese music we shall sorely miss after this last day on SW; weaker during the following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9675, May 31 at 0537, REE COSTA RICA relay is again on wrong frequency instead of 9630, in `Paisajes y Sabores` program; suffered from even stronger WYFR 9680 ACI, but left 9625 unQRMed for CBC NQ open carrier; unfortunately, that was also missing today. Do they forget at Cariari what season is in progress? 9675 was the B-10 channel.

As for Marty Delfín`s appearance on REE English at 0000 UT Tuesday, Mark Coady in Ontario found 6055 absent on UT May 31. I suppose we should check the alternate frequency for that, 5970, used last winter, altho not currently registered. Fortunately, these are archived via

30 Mayo 2011 English language broadcast - 30/05/11
Escuchar English language broadcast - 30/05/11 direct link:
with `Press Talk` starting 13 minutes into the hour:

``After the news and sports comes the first edition of Press Talk, in which Justin Coe and Frank Smith talk to the program's guests, journalists Martin Delfin of the English edition of El País newspaper and freelance journalist Gil Carbajal, about events being covered in the Spanish press, the foremost of which is the change of leadership in Spain's governing Socialist Workers Party``.

Marty is the one with an American accent other than Coe. This lasted until :37, then `North by Southwest`, ``a taste of Britain in Spain`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9479, May 31 at 1307, just as I tuned by WTWW, it dropped off the air for less than a minute during a cowboy hymn by PPP, then stayed on for his end-times predications (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I knew tropo from the north was up, when my feeder for Indonesia set on 90.7 MHz had QRM to cope with, so turned on the DTV and rotated the antenna, May 31 around 1430 UT, to find signals decoding from Kansas City area, with true RF channels first:
34,  4-1, WDAF DT, Regis (sure looked like WDRF on the PSIP font),
     4-2, WDAF SD with AntennaTV, Ernie Kovacs movie ``Operation Mad
          ``Ball, confused with 27, KFOR, OKC, 4-3 with same
41, 38-1, KMCI-TV; didn`t take time to explore all the subchannels
42, 41-1, KSHB-TV NBC; 41-2, Action Weather Plus same look as KFOR 4-2
47, 62-1, KSMO-TV religious
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15400, May 30 at 1810, only BBC heard today, no `Balkan` music test, tho I did not check later as it was audible past 2000 on May 29. Whence? Let`s check once again May 31; see also AUSTRALIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

SIDC Weekly Bulletin

# SIDC Weekly bulletin on Solar and Geomagnetic activity            #
WEEK 543 from 2011 May 23 


Solar activity was rather low in the beginning of the week, with the background solar X-ray level marginally at B-level. Two C-class flares occurred late on May 25: the first one (peaking at 21h03) was a C1.1 flare, the second one a C1.4 flare peaking at 21h58. Both originated from a fast emerging region that was later numbered as Cat 93 (NOAA 1223). The flaring activity picked up significantly on May 27th when NOAA AR 1226 (Cat 98) started to turn over the east limb of the Sun. This region now has a beta-delta magnetic configuration and produced numerous C- flares starting on May 27th and in the days after that. It released an M1.1 flare peaking at 21h50 on May 28th, as well as an M1.4 flare on May 29th, with a maximum around 10h33.

Apart from eruptions on the far side of the Sun, the STEREO and SOHO spacecraft detected the following events. A small and narrow CME was seen by COR2 on the morning of May 23rd at 3h39, originating from an unnumbered region in the north. As it was directed northwards, the CME did not influence the earth. An earth-directed CME was observed by COR2 on May 25th starting around 13h09, probably linked to a filament eruption in the NE quadrant.  Other CME's towards the earth occurred on May 27th around 18h24 (possibly linked to the C5.6 flare from AR 1226) and on May 29th. This last one was associated with the M1.4 flare on that day (11h24), occurred in the SE and is not expected to be geo-effective. A high speed eastward CME was seen on May 29th around 21h24 in association with a C8.7 flare in region NOAA 1227 (Cat 99) and a type II radio burst.


Geomagnetic conditions were quiet during the biggest part of the week. From May 27th to May 29th, we experienced active conditions with local K index (Dourbes) up to K=5 (Kp up to 6) during several 3h periods. This geomagnetic activity was a combination of the arrival of a high speed wind stream from a recurrent coronal hole and the ICME from the eruption on May 25th (arriving on May 28th around 7h). The solar wind speed increased up to 800 km/s, while the southward component of the magnetic field went down to -12 nT.

DATE          RC  EISN  10CM  Ak  BKG    M  X
2011 May 23  ///    022  84  005  A9.1  0  0
2011 May 24  ///    008  82  010  A7.4  0  0
2011 May 25  035    016  80  004  A7.3  0  0
2011 May 26  053    031  83  008  A7.2  0  0
2011 May 27  074    042  90  014  B2.2  0  0
2011 May 28  ///    050  101  038  B5.5  1  0
2011 May 29  ///    069  111  033  B5.3  1  0
# RC  : Sunspot index (Wolf Number) from Catania Observatory (Italy)
# EISN : Estimated International Sunspot Number
# 10cm : 10.7 cm  radioflux (DRAO, Canada)
# Ak  : Ak Index Wingst (Germany)
# BKG  : Background GOES X-ray level (NOAA, USA)
# M,X  : Number of X-ray flares in M and X class, see below (NOAA, USA)
28  2109  2150 2201 S20E71 M1.1 SF                                      1226
29  1008  1033 1108 S22E65 M1.4 1F      II/1                      98  1226 associated CME ~ 550 km/s

# Solar Influences Data analysis Center - RWC Belgium                #
# Royal Observatory of Belgium                                      #
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# Tel.: 32 (0) 2 373 0 491                                          #

Dx Mix News # 679

DX MIX NEWS # 679                                               31 May 2011
PHILIPPINES    Updated summer A-11 of Radio Veritas Asia
0030-0057 on 11710 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1400-1427 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs
1130-1157 on 15450 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
2330-2357 on  9720 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1430-1457 on  9535 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
0030-0057 on 11850 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1330-1357 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1200-1227 on 11935 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1230-1257 on 15225 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
2330-2357 on  9645 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
0000-0027 on 11935 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1200-1227 on 15225 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1000-1027 on 11850 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1000-1157 on  9615 PUG 250 kW / 355 deg to EaAs
2100-2257 on  6115 PUG 250 kW / 350 deg to EaAs
1500-1557 on 15280 SMG 250 kW / 130 deg to N/ME
2300-2327 on  9720 PUG 250 kW / 331 deg to CeAs
0000-0027 on  9670 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0000-0027 on 11850 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1330-1357 on  9520 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0030-0057 on 11935 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1400-1427 on  9520 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0100-0127 on 15530 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1430-1457 on  9515 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0100-0127 on 15280 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs
0100-0127 on 17860 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs
1430-1457 on 15260 SMG 250 kW / 070 deg to SoAs
0130-0227 on 15530 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1030-1127 on 11850 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1300-1327 on 11850 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
2330-2357 on  9670 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
0130-0157 on 15520 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1430-1500 on  9620 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs

USA    Summer A-11 of WEWN Global Catholic Radio:
0000-1000 on 11520 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf
1000-1200 on  9390 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs
1200-1400 on 13580 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs
1400-2000 on 15610 EWN 250 kW / 040 deg to N/ME
2000-2200 on 15610 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf
2200-2400 on 15610 EWN 250 kW / 040 deg to N/ME
0000-1000 on 11870 EWN 250 kW / 155 deg to SoAm
1000-1700 on 12050 EWN 250 kW / 155 deg to SoAm
1700-2400 on 13830 EWN 250 kW / 155 deg to SoAm
0000-0500 on  5810 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg to CeAm
0500-1300 on  7555 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg to CeAm
1300-1800 on 11550 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg to CeAm
1800-2400 on 12050 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg to CeAm

USA(non)    Updated summer A-11 schedule of World Harvest Radio:
WHRI Angel 1 and WHRA Angel 5 in parallel
0000-0100 on  7315
0100-0200 on  5920 Mon-Fri
0100-0200 on  7315 Sat/Sun
0200-0500 on  5920
0500-1400 on 11565
1400-1500 on 17510 Sat/Sun
1500-1600 on 17510 Sat
1500-1600 on 15195 Sun
1600-2000 on 17520
2000-2100 on 15665
2100-2200 on 13660
2200-2300 on  9850
2300-2400 on  9850 Mon-Sat
2300-2400 on  7315 Sun
WHRI Angel 2
0000-0100 on  5920
0100-0400 on  9840
0400-0800 on  9825
0800-0900 on 11565
0900-1000 on  9825
1000-1100 on  7400 Deutsche Welle in German
1100-1300 on  9410
1300-1600 on  9840 Sat/Sun
1600-2000 on  9840
2000-2100 on 15665
2100-2200 on 13660
2200-2300 on 17820 Deutsche Welle in German
2300-2400 on 17820
T8WH Angel 3
0700-1500 on  9930 Radio Hoa-Mai 1300-1330 Tue/Thu in Vietnamese
1500-1800 on  9905 Radio Free Asia in Chinese
1800-1900 on  9955
1900-2200 on  9905 Radio Free Asia in Chinese
2200-2300 on  9930 Hmong World Christian Radio in Hmong 2200-2230 Fri/Sat
T8WH Angel 4
0000-0200 on 15700
0200-0400 on 17800
0400-0430 on 17800 Radio Australia in Indonesian
0430-0500 on 17800
0500-0530 on 17800 Radio Australia in Indonesian
0530-0900 on 17800
0900-1000 on 15700
1000-1100 on 15420 Radio Free Sarawak in Bahasa Malay, ex 1000-1200
1100-1200 on ?????
1200-1300 on ????? The Khmer Post Radio in Khmer on 9960 cancelled!
1300-1430 on  9965 Radio Australia in Chinese
1430-1500 on  9960 Furusato no Kaze in Japanese
1500-1530 on  9975 Nippon no Kaze in Korean
1530-1600 on  9965 Nippon no Kaze in Korean
1600-1630 on  9965 Radio Australia in English, not Chinese
1630-2400 on  9930
WHRI Angel 6
0300-2200 on  7385
2200-2300 on 13620
2300-0300 on  9860

Glenn Hauser logs May 29-30, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, May 30 at 1252 tune-in, S7 to S9+5 signal but just barely modulated. 1300 can tell there is some talk; 1302 music is barely modulated, a slight improvement. 1326 XYL talk still at S7-S9+5 level, bit of music, Enya? 1339 tho signal is weaker at S6-S9, vocal music is louder than before. But next check 1353 it`s gone, while 15480 UK is still there. Nothing further heard during following hour. Hypothesis: LRA36 modulator tube is on the edge, and they were coddling it with deliberate undermodulation, edging it up bit by bit until it blew off. What next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 17855, May 30 at 0508, CNR1 echo-jamming is atop R. Free Asia in Mandarin, and also barely audible // on 21580. Usually RFA is alone here from the NMI sites.

15350, May 30 at 1516-1530* good signal with W&M conversing, lively produxion typical of CNR1, off at 1530 sharp after one pip. No trace of any jammee, but Aoki confirms it is a CNR1 jammer at 1500-1530 only without listing either any target.

Gospel for Asia via Wertachtal to S Asia is on 15350 until 1500. RVA via VATICAN in Filipino to ME had been on 15350 at 1500, but on May 15 moved to 15280 (unchecked today), probably because of CNR1, but jamming what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 30:
16100, very poor at 1255
15900, very poor at 1250; not at 1325
15545, fair at 1254
15525, poor at 1342 ex-15545 with het from 15527, V. of Tibet hoparound
15430, fair-good at 1342
14900, very good at 1250; off at 1325; good-VG at 1346
12600, good to very good at 1347; none lower before or after 1300

** GERMANY [non]. 17650, May 30 at 1351, good signal in Pashto(?), interviews in a noisy venue; 1359 DW Dari service addresses, cut off before finished at 1359:30*, but a few sex later, a *much* weaker signal continues with mention of Afghanistan, Kabul, DW riff. Before that, this had rivaled the 17595 Spain signal.

HFCC shows DW going from Persian [Dari] to Pushto [Pashtu] at 1400, both 500 kW via Rampisham UK, the only change being a three-degree azimuth shift from 92 to 95 degrees! Obviously a much greater change was made. Before 1359.5 the signal was so good, it may have been on the wrong antenna aimed USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, May 30 at 1323 all I can detect from VOI is a JBA carrier on characteristic off-frequency. Same on May 29 and May 28, and before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, May 30 at 1513 all I can get is an S3-S5 carrier but no modulation from V. of Africa, which has been typical lately for the nominal 14-16 English as well as Swahili before 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Tipped by 6m Es map showing activity between here and S California/NW Mexico, May 29 at 1800 I turn on analog TV and do find signal on channel 3 from the WSW, but it was time for lunch and when I got back at 1820, it was gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, May 30 at 1455, buzzless BSKSA in Arabic already on ahead of nominal *1500, good signal. They no longer have to worry about overlapping with RVA via Vatican in Urdu, (if they ever did), since that moved mid-May to 15260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15385, checking for the weekly Emisión Sefarad from REE, scheduled for Mondays 1425-1455 to the ME: May 30 nothing there until *1424:55 carrier on, and no modulation until JIP at 1432:30! Mostly talk in Ladino, a bit of nice music at 1444, and off at 1455*. What a shame when you are on only once a week the techs mess up like this.

This just in from DXLD correspondent Marty Delfín in Madrid, who works for a major newspaper:

``Hi Glenn, I just participated in a new program on Radio Exterior de España in English with Justin Coe called "Press Talk"; it is a new feature about the week's news events in Spain. It will be a regular program on Mondays but I will be on every so often as an invited panelist. The first program goes out tonight Monday. Did you know that Deanelle Baker retired two weeks ago after 49 years at REE? I just found out today. She was the longest serving employee in the entire Radio Nacional complex.``

WRTH shows REE English:
0000-0100 daily   NAm 6055nob
1900-2000 mtwtf.. Af 11610nob
1900-2000 mtwtf.. Eu  9665nob
2100-2200 Eu  9650nob

** SUDAN [and non]. 13620, May 30 at 0512, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, again with tone-jammer audible weakly under; probably was still there yesterday, just not propagating. At 0513, 13730 with a very poor signal seems // 13620 but not synchronized, and no jamming audible, so has RD not really moved to 15550 via UAE as registered? Nothing audible there but 13730 was not usually audible either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my previous report about WYFR and `Open Forum` weblink:
Belatedly checking FCC TV Query, we find there really is a KFTL-CD (not -TV) in San Francisco: ``KFTL-CD 28 DC LIC SAN FRANCISCO CA US BLDTA-20100419ACP - 52887 15. kW 0.m POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.`` which means it has very limited on-air coverage; is Polar a front for Family? (Glenn Hauser, May 30, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15180, WHRI special for Indy 500, May 29 was underway at 1622, matching live ABC-TV coverage more or less, the latter with video. 1941 a string of WHRI promos, 1944 post-race review, said would end at 4:00 = 2000 UT. John H. Carver, Jr. says the race is blacked out from live TV in Indiana; so maybe this SW radio serves a purpose. Is it also blacked out on Indiana radio? I find the whole thing grossly macabre, cheering fans waiting for somebody to crash, maybe even into the stadium. If not, they all end up where they started, instead of 500 miles away from an Indiana run by a reaxionary governor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15795, new frequency from WWRB still absent May 30 at 1344 and later, while 15825 WWCR was quite audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15400, following tips from Tomás Méndez in Spain, Jari Savolainen in Finland, Mark Davies in Wales, Roger in Germany, on the dxldyg, about music playing here co-channel to BBC Ascension, May 29 at 1827 I too hear Greekish music atop BBC but not // ERA 15630. 1859 still going, making slow SAH with BBC, pause at 1859:25 but segué to next piece, no ID or any announcements ever heard from this. Slow romantic vocal music, nice for napping. BBC only audible during pauses, but by 1932 BBC is gaining, and at 1955 is atop tho only with a poor signal itself. 2000 `Newshour` is more or less readable with the music underneath. Roger thinks the music is not Greek but Balkan.

Please check for this again May 30! One theory of mine: HCJB Australia testing new antenna/transmitter site it has been working on; 15400 is a frequency they use a lot elsewhen. Precision frequency measurement or direxional antenna might provide a clue if still no announcements (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

lunedì 30 maggio 2011

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA, California

COSTA RICA Radio Exterior Espana Relay 17850 2036 GMT Spanish 433 May 29 YL with comments plus an OM at times.

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba-RHC 11760 2015 GMT Spanish 333 May 26 YL with comments plus an OM with comments.

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba-RHC Radio Nacional Venezuela Relay-RNV 17705 2340 GMT Spanish 333 May 29 OM with comments.

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait 17550 2005 GMT Arabic 333 May 26 Arabic vocal muisic.

SAO TOME VOA Relay 15730 2052 French 333 May 29 YL with comments.

UNITED STATES WWCR #4 9980 2023 GMT English 433 May 26 Overcomer program with OM with comments on the Gospel and disasters happening in Joplin, Missouri.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee WTWW 9480 2030 GMT English 333 May 26 OM with comments from GOD!!

UNITED STATES, Tennessee WWCR #1 15825 2047 GMT English 444 May 29 YL with Women to WOmen program on the subject of the Vietnamese War and the loss of many American servicemen.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

domenica 29 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 29, 2011

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11780, looking for R. Nacional da Amazônia, UT Sunday May 29 at 0521, since normally they run all-night on Saturday-into-Sunday only, but no big signal as expected; however there was a JBA carrier, perhaps CNR8 as scheduled from Beijing. RNZI was good on 11725, so propagation from the southern hemisphere appeared to be OK. Wonder if RNA`s other transmitter has downbroken too? Still always absent from 6185, fortunately for XEPPM and its fans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 29: conditions improved but not back to normal; WWV reports:
``Solar-terrestrial indices for 28 May follow.
Solar flux 101 and mid-latitude A-index 36.
The mid-latitude K-index at 1200 UTC on 29 May was 4 (50 nT).
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are likely.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are likely.``

15970, JBA at 1249
14950, fair at 1226, none higher by 1233; fair at 1250
13920, fair at 1211, not at 1250
12600, fair at 1220, fair at 1252
10970, fair-good at 1222, flutter; nothing on 7970; 10970 fair at 1254

13040, May 29 at 1218, surprised to hear not Firedrake here, but Chinese talk and vocal music, kids voices, about same level as 13920 FD, and 13040 is // 11990, i.e. CNR1 jamming. Could be punch-up error for one of the transmitters on 12040, where same could also be heard weakly. 13040 still on at 1252 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6030, May 29 at 1239, R. Martí still propagating, atop DentroCuban jamming, promo for program Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 10 pm, [EDT = Sat & Sun 1800, UT Sun & Mon 0200], a `Revolución Musical`, including an out-of-context clip of Fidel declaring ``esto es lo que necesitamos en nuestro país``, har har. Its title is `Interferencia`, and here`s all about it:
I guess it`s part of R. Martí`s new, more relevant sound (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 17850, VG signal Sunday May 29 at 1233, REE via COSTA RICA with `Amigos de la Onda Corta` underway, not pre-empted this week, with station contact info for SW-or-not survey, then feature on radio musea. 1245 also audible poorly on // 9765, and even worse on 11815 vs NHK, with monthly propagation predixions for June, what to expect on each SW band in each hemisphere. I am not convinced there is much usefulness to this generalized approach. Does anyone axually tune only to the bands specified, not try the others?

Sought 11880 first, normally best frequency for this broadcast, but it was MIA. Per official schedule
and usual practice, it`s absent on Saturdays only but this was Sunday; and 17850 supposedly does not start until 1500 on Sundays, 1600 on Saturdays, 1800 on weekdays! Perhaps a mixup or skewed by some ensuing Sunday sporting special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 13620, May 29 at 0430, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, opening with neat station song, and no tone jammer this time, but a brief Bronx-cheer, ute? 0522 still jamming-free. May well be due to propagation disruption from higher latitude further north whence jamming originate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE. DXLD yg discussion of RUI closing down what was left of its SW service, in the Ukrainian language even, led me to check their webcast
and there it is in English at 0330 UT Sunday May 29 amid the `Hello from Kiyev` mailbag just like we used to hear on 7440. One writer suggested that since SW propagation is no longer a factor, they put English at midday in North America so people can listen on computers while at work. RUI will seriously consider this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9825, May 29 at tune-in 0428 heard the last few notes of the `DXing with Cumbre` theme, so she still has at least one real SW airing, 0400 UT Sundays on WHRI; then on to other music fill.

7385, May 29 at 1242, WHRI with promo for their yearly broadcast of the Indianapolis 500, at 1500 UT today on 15180, then offering free Bible. The race did not axually start until 1600, when ABC-TV comes on. Beats me why anyone sighted would rather hear it than see and hear it, but confirmed on 15180 at 1622 check. 15180 is not registered with HFCC, tho I know we have heard WHRI on there occasionally, certainly not daily. Also beats me what this has to do with evangelism; just an Indiana thing for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9855, UT Sunday May 29 at 0429, VOA closing `Science World` with program website; said is on Saturdays and Sundays but times not given. Fluttery signal, and 9855 gone at recheck a few minutes later. Consulting --- there are lots of neat stories, and schedule: ``Science World begins after the newscast on Friday at 2200, Saturday at 0300, 1100 and 1900 and Sunday at 0100, 0400, 0900, 1100 and 1200``. 9855 is via BOTSWANA, 0300-0430 at 350 degrees.

15590, VOA Spanish via Greenville, Sunday May 29 at 1228 ending `Top Ten USA`, 1230 into `Música Country` starting with No. 41, ``I Got You`` by Thompson Square. Apparently you don`t have to attain the top country ten to get VOA Spanish exposure. Does VOA Spanish every play any music in Spanish, even from the USA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5109.8-CUSB, UT Sunday May 29 at 0449, S9+15 WBCQ with reference to and talking about Israelis, referring to a Dec 98 program. 0459, ``Last Roundup`` song, ``Git Along, Little Dogies``; 0500 WBCQ canned ID, and then ``Lilliburlero`` played twice! YL announces many times in a row, ``This is not the BBC, this is not the BBC!`` and more plays of LLBL, hee hee; 0503 standard WBCQ sign-off by Allan Weiner.

According to the WBCQ program guide,
this frequency goes off at 0300 UT Sundays. Need to consult the more current Area 51 schedule,
which shows `The Last Roundup` at 0300-0400 this week, rather than an hour later, to be followed by `The Hour of the Time` both of which were missed on Friday night due to storms and internet failure (however, were scheduled 01-03 UT Saturday May 14). So 5110 should have had Bill Cooper at 0400 this time instead of Roundup. The Area 51 schedule remains extremely flexible.

Looking at the week by week schedules of Area 51, we see that since May started, the Sunday evening DX shows have been moved one hour later without notice to us: UT Mondays: 0300 Pirates Week, 0330 International Radio Report, so our DX Program schedule has been duly updated: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Whatever foreign languages had been scheduled on WYFR frequencies pre-May 21 continue to be missing, replaced by music, English. 15770, May 29 at 1229 promo for `Open Forum` which can be seen on KFTL TV channel 28, with an app available free for first 30 days. I assume this is not a real broadcast station, but just an online thingie. I still haven`t heard Harold Camping on SW at all in random tuning across numerous WYFR frequencies, so has he been demoted to this pay-service? Or could there be a show still named `Open Forum` but no longer with HC doing it?

The 1305 hour of `Sunday Night` on ABC and R. Australia, 9580 and 9590, had an interview with the editor of `Christianity Today`, striving for objectivity, first topic being Camping and how he was already a peripheral figure in the faith with his anti-church stance; onto circumcision may be banned in San Francisco and Santa Mónica; Oprah`s profession of faith finale (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, Sunday May 29 at 1547, no WORLD OF RADIO from WRMI audible; instead, instrumental hymns, presumably ex-Russian YFR via TAIWAN, and much better than usual from there; so WRMI off the air? WOR on the WRMI webcast as usual. I asked Jeff White about this, and when there would be a new post-DX Partyline program schedule:

``Glenn: We're on the air. It must be propagation out your way. I think we're going to run the last DXPL for two weeks to make sure everyone hears that program and knows that it's ending. Jeff``.

I had already listened to that via WRMI webcast: the final DX report from JSWC gal, acknowledging other long-time contributors, snippets of interviews with previous hosts, and Allen`s voice seemed a bit emotional as he wrapped it up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15795, still no signal from WWRB, May 29 at 1547 check, into its fourth day of silence; while neighbor 15825 WWCR inbooms. See also UNIDENTIFIED 5745 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 13730, Sunday May 29 at 1212 open carrier -1215:00*. Lacking a Sunday program in English from VR, Sackville kept the transmitter on anyway; did modulation stop at 1200 after Spanish? Then I could still hear a much weaker carrier, i.e. DW via PORTUGAL if it still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. And I do mean non! Yet another Sunday, May 29, without `Aló, Presidente`, all five RHC relay frequencies vacant at 1547, 17750, 15370, 13750, 13680 (except for something else), 11690. Checking the website, we find on
that the show celebrated its twelfth anniversary last Sunday, when it was also not really broadcast, but no explanation found of what the excuse is this week, just the crawler at the upper right confirming that it will not be on May 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5745, May 29 at 0448, very poor signal with music and talk aside much stronger WTWW 5755. Altho in other seasons this frequency is used by R. Martí and WYFR, for A-11 only WWRB is registered, but at 2200-0400 only. Don`t you believe that`s really in use, let alone for The Overcomer as in Aoki. What I heard may have been receiver overload from something else on 49m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6899.3, May 29 at 0442, weak AM signal with undermodulated music, presumed pirate, eclipsed by intermittent Spanish 2-way SSB on the hi side mentioning Chihua2. Has the 42m band to itself after WYFR closes both 6875 and 6985 at 0445. Still at 0455, but about all I can hear is the steady beat amounting to 136 per minute; is it really with music?

UNIDENTIFIED. 7195.0, May 29 at 0437, surprised to hear big steady S9+20 AM signal with rock/soul music, good modulation, but cut off the air as another song started, never to return tho I kept a receiver on frequency past 0500. Could be a ham testing illegally, or some broadcaster initially punching up the wrong frequency. While it briefly lasted, better signal than just about anything else on 7 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Log Roberto Pavanello

  594 22.30 28/5 FRCN - Kaduna Hausa talk YL suff.
  846 22.35 28/5 R. North - Donegall EE MX suff.
 3240 03.15 28/5 T.W.R. - Manzini Shoma MX afro buono
 3905 22.00 28/5 R. Alice - EE ID e MX buono
 4026 22.45 28/5 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
 4765 19.20 27/5 Tajik R. - Dushambe Tagico talk YL buono
 4780 19.25 27/5 R. Gibuti - Arabo MX buono
 4915 22.15 28/5 R. Daqui - Goiania PP predica suff.
 6175 08.40 29/5 Crazy Wave R. - EE ID e MX buono
 6300 22.20 28/5 TRX R. - EE ID e MX buono
 6326 08.50 28/5 R. Bonofox - EE ID e MX buono
 7125 22.25 28/5 R. Guineè - Conakry FF NX suff.
10000 22.40 28/5 Observatorio Nac. - Rio de Janeiro PP ID e pip pip suff.
11765 22.10 28/5 R. Deus è Amor - Curitiba PP ID buono
11815 22.05 28/5 R. Brasil Central - Goiania PP sport buono

Il prossimo week-end niente tips causa gita turistica in Campania.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia


   Effective from 27/03/11 to 30/10/11 (00:00)UTC  
   Avlis: 9420=170 kw.
          7475, 11645, 15630, 15650, 17705=100 kw.
    UT      kHz.         Language   Days    Area
0000-0250  15650         Greek     daily    Au,ME
0000-0450   7475         Greek     daily    Eu,Af,Am
0000-0450   9420         Greek     daily    Eu,Am
0300-0800  15630         Greek     daily    Eu
0500-0800   9420         Greek     daily    Eu
0500-0515  11645         Albanian  .....s.  Eu
0500-0530  11645         Albanian  ......s  EU
0500-0550  11645         Albanian  mtwtf..  Eu  
0515-0530  11645         English   .....s.  Eu
0530-0545  11645         French    .....s.  Eu
0530-0550  11645         English   ......s  Eu
0545-0550  11645         Spanish   .....s.  Eu
0600-0750  17705         Greek     daily    Af
0800-0830  11645         German  Eu
0800-0900  11645         Bengali   .....s.  Eu
0800-0900  11645         Greek     ......s  Eu
0800-1000   9420//15630  Greek     m.wtfss  Eu
0830-0900  11645         Russian  Eu
0900-1000  11645         Greek  Eu
0900-1000  11645         Filipino  .....s.  Eu
0900-1000  11645         Greek     ......s  Eu
1100-1200   9420         Greek     m.wtfss  Eu,As
1100-1200  15630         Greek     m.wtfss  Eu
1200-1300   9420//15630  Greek     daily    Eu
1300-1400   9420//15630  Greek     mtwtfs.  Eu
1300-1400   9420//15630  English   ......s  Eu
1400-1650   9420//15630  Greek     daily    Eu
1700-2250  15630         Greek     daily    Eu,Af,Am
1700-2400   9420         Greek     daily    Eu,Am
2300-2400   7475         Greek     daily    Eu,Af,Am
2300-2400  15650         Greek     daily    Au,ME
(John Babbis, Silver Spring, MD for DXLD)

Chile: de que manera escuchas CVC?

Estimado oyente:

En esta oportunidad y teniendo en cuenta que estamos actualizando nuestra base de datos, quería preguntarte de que manera escuchas CVC?

Elige una o mas de las siguientes opciones:

A través de:
1) Radio afiliada? (una radio local que retransmite nuestra señal)
2) Intenet (escuchando CVC desde tu computadora o teléfono)
3) Onda corta. (A través de un aparato de radio que capte onda corta)

Simplemente selecciona responder y elige la respuesta que se ajuste a tu caso, te tomará solo unos segundos.

Por favor, envía esta respuesta, ya que es de vital importancia para nosotros en la tarea de mejorar cada día nuestro servicio.

Desde ya, muchas gracias por tu comprensión y ayuda.

Daniel Zangaro
Coordinador Departamento RDS
CVC la voz.

Aunque el amigo Alex no reporto ningun medio para enviar la respuesta, pero pueden hacerlo a: ondacorta @

Por el colega Álex Robert en Facebook

NOTA: en la imagen incluida pueden ver el horario (reducido en la onda corta) de CVC la Voz (Via Yimber Gaviria, Colombia, May 28, DXLD)

The JPG schedule carries the strange effective dates of 8 May to 20 August. Looks like more SW cuts are likely. CVC already dropped Portuguese to Brasil a year or two ago. On this schedule, Spanish:

N/S America: 12-23 17680, 23-02 11665
Cono Sur:    12-22 9635,  22-02  9780
DRM to Brasil, even tho Spanish: 18-20 17640

Longtime shortwave evangelist Ed Bousman dies

Known for his nearly 50-year-old radio broadcast ministry based on prayer, evangelist Ed Bousman passed away Monday after a long illness. He was 92. Mr Bousman, who served several decades as a preacher at the Lynchburg First Church of Christ and Allensburg Church of Christ, began the God Is Just A Prayer Away ministry in 1962. This November would have marked the ministry's 50th year. According to his website,, in 1984 he started the "Preaching Christ" television programme, seen mainly on satellite in North America, Alaska and South America. Then in 1997, he started "Bible Voice Europe" on shortwave radio. That same year, Mr Bousman started broadcasting via Radio Africa [in Equatorial Guinea], reaching over 140 million English-speaking people in three former British colonies: Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. Beginning in June 1999, he was broadcasting in to India via Radio Sri Lanka. This shortwave broadcast reaches India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, the website says. By 2003, funding permitted Mr Bousman's ministry to reach many additional countries, including western Russia and Poland. (via Media Network)


Radio Exterior de España sigue con su campaña para conocer a sus oyentes, y en espacial, desea saber como nos escuchan estos espacios que transmitimos para todo el mundo. Es decir, si lo hacen en directo, a través de la forma habitual, la onda corta, vía satélite, o a través de Internet. A lo mejor lo hacen aprovechando las ventajas del Podcast o del servicio a la carta, que permiten a los oyentes escuchar cuando quieran cualquier programa de esta emisora, Invitamos a los oyentes a que nos envíen esa información y algún otro comentario u opinión sobre nuestros programas, y los esquemas de programación de esta emisora. Lo pueden hacer por correo electrónico o de la forma tradicional por correo postal, a nuestra dirección: Radio Exterior de España, Avenida de Radiotelevisión nº 4, CP 28223, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, España. También disponemos de un apartado postal donde dirigir sus cartas, es el siguiente: Radio Exterior de España, Apartado de Correos 156202, CP 28080, Madrid España. Por último nuestro correo electrónico:

PCJ Radio contest

How would you like to win a shortwave radio?

Well PCJ will have a contest to make this happen. We are giving away 3 Tecsun DR920, and a grand prize a new Sangean ATS909X.

How will this work?

1. Beginning on the May 28th edition with Media Network Plus there will be a small that id asking a question that will be played in the show (very easy
question). This ID will also be used on Happy Station, Nash Holos, &
Switzerland In Sound. All you need to do is answer the question and
give details on where you heard the show either FM/AM/Shortwave or

2. There are 3 Tecsun DR920 that we are giving away in June, July and August. Everyone that enters will be entered into the draw to win a new Sangean ATS909X. Winners will be announced in Media Network Plus. The grand prize of the Sangean ATS909 will be announced in the September edition on Media Network Plus.

3. Just make sure when you enter that you also give some program details.
The address to enter for winning one of the 3 Tecsun's and the final grand prize is:

You will receive a small thank you gift when you enter by snail mail.
PCJ Radio
c/o: Contest
8FL, No. 47, Lane 31,
Section 1, Sanmin Road,
Banciao, Taipei, Taiwan,
ROC 22070

Or email:

Sichuan 2 PBS 6060 kHz (probabile)

Ascolti AM (orari UTC)

Venerdì 27 maggio 2011 (G3 Etón)
*21.55 - 6060 kHz - probabile SICHUAN 2 PBS - Chengdu (Cina)
Segnale d'intervallo, 20 minuti di musica melodica locale non stop e dalle 22.15 IDs e tk OM/YL in cinese. Il segnale all'inizio è abbastanza buono, anche se la modulazione lievemente bassa, ma alle 22.00 subentra la VOA in cambogiano che crea un po' di problemi. Verso le 22.20 comincia un leggero calo perché a Chengdu viene giorno. Non è presente il segnale dell'Argentina perché attiva soltanto il sabato e la domenica.

Luca Botto Fiora

G.C. 09E13 - 44N21
Rapallo (Genova) - Italia

R7 Drake - Satellit 500 Grundig - E5/G3 Etón VR5000DSP Yaesu - ATS909 Sangean

Loop in ferrite ACA di 75 cm modificata (@70 kHz-2 MHz)
Loop filare da finestra da 1 spira 150x100 cm (@2-6 MHz)
Dipolo aperto 21 m (@6-30 MHz)
Ampli RF K0LR per loop ACA modificato (WA1ION)
Ampli RF LX1456 Nuova Elettronica per loop SW e dipolo
Balun a choke coassiali 1:1 di RG174 per dipolo (IZ7ATH)
Eliminatore di QRM MFJ 1026 modificato (W8JI)
Software demo Multimode 6.2.3 Black Cat Systems

Glenn Hauser logs May 27-28, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake May 28: none heard 7-18 MHz at 1255-1300, during severe propagation disturbance, K=6 at 1200 per WWV at 1419, geomag storms reaching G2 level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, May 28 at 0555, R. Mauritanie is on this early with characteristic chanting past 0600. When I tuned past in the previous 5-10 minutes, it was not on. Very little else audible on 41m in disturbed conditions; K-index at 0600 was 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 39, KWTV-DT, OKC, normally with News9NOW on 9.2 channel, surprisingly with `Beakman`s World`, science show for kids humor also appreciated by adults, Saturday May 28 until 1500 UT. 9.2 schedule via Titan shows on Saturdays at 8-11 am CDT = 13-16 UT, they do break away for some E/I shows, no doubt to fulfill their quota, while others ones are running on 9.1. Not so on Sundays. Beakman airs twice (different episodes?) at 1300 and 1430; also, `WITWI Carmen San Diego` at 1400 and 1530 UT. Strangely, for proper proportions I had to switch to Squeezed display, which also meant reduced picture, black borders on all sides, except during commercials. At 1600 back to News9NOW, on 5-hour delay per time bug, (make that Olds), still requiring Squeezing, not normally the case. It`s unusual for the aspect ratio to be changeable on any station`s non-main channel.

7, KOCO, OKC, had black screen on Suddenlink Enid digital cable, both 5.1 and 5.2 ThisTV, May 28 at 1511 UT. Direct off-the-air showed signal, but too Bad to decode. Suddenlink analog cable ch 5 also was black. Finally at 1524, the latter cut back on, with a crawler mentioning ``technical difficulties, programming to resume soon``, but it already had in that mode, and then on digital cable too, but OTA remained Bad past 1600. Other OKC signals were normal, so KOCO on weaker backup transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. 15560, Saturday May 28 at 1408, RDPI with SW, satellite and internet parameters; weekend-only service, only fair signal now due to K=6, propagation disturbance. Carlos Gonçalves expects RDPI to go off SW in a few days, temporarily, probably becoming permanently.

Tnx to tip from Mike Barraclough, Media Network blog has just confirmed this:

``RDP to suspend shortwave transmissions from 1 June
May 28th, 2011 - 10:47 UTC by Andy Sennitt.

Portuguese public broadcaster RDP confirmed yesterday it is temporarily suspending its shortwave transmissions as of 1 June because of the low number of listeners and as a means of cutting costs. RDP said it would be reviewing the service to see whether it would go back on air at a later date. Listeners around the world can still follow their favourite programmes via satellite, cable and Internet.

The Portuguese broadcaster said it is "just one of many global broadcasters who are reducing or closing their SW transmissions".
(Source: The Portugal News)``

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9385, May 28 at 1306 as I tune by WWRB, Brother Scare is asking for ``radio checks`` on 15.795, the other new WWRB frequency, which as far as we know has been off the air for a couple days. No way to be sure if it is on now, as propagation is extremely disturbed, K=6 at 1200, and very little making it on 15 MHz, not even neighbor 15825 WWCR which no doubt is really on. Neither audible at 1407; however, BS could be heard on WBCQ 15420-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN [and non]. Not really expecting to hear it, and so fulfilled, the R. Nord Revival. May 27 supposed to start using 9940-CLSB at 1800, but nothing heard. On their blog, later reports from Europe indicated they signed on several minutes late. But few if any reports from North America, altho they stayed on late until at least 2145 UT.

And supposed to resume at 0400 May 28 on 9340-CLSB. Not checked until 0543, but no chance with huge signal from WBCQ 9330-CUSB carrying GFRN/2:11, not dead air. WBCQ`s USB is really skewed, extending far above normal USB bandwidth. If something had been on 9320, there would have been no problem from WBCQ.

As I said before, R. Nord picked the worst possible dates to revive, SWPC predicting K-indices reaching 4 all three dates. But that was an underestimate. At 1419 UT on 10000, WWV reported solar flux 90 yesterday, K=6 at 1200 today, G2 geomagnetic storms now and in the future. At 1500, K=5. Reception generally very poor, with all hi-latitude signals gone, nearer ones weaker, only predominantly southern paths still open on lower bands; even 17680 Chile was weakened.

Almost all the reports for May 28 on the blog,
continue to be from Europe, including the third harmonic of MW 1512 which last time R. Nord said they would certainly suppress, 4536 kHz.
As of 1415 UT it was on 7360, unstated if they will resume 9940-CLSB from 1800v UT again Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, Saturday May 28 at 1443, KJES, NM, is on and audible sufficiently with catechisms in English, S9+15 but noisy, undermodulated. Despite severely degraded propagation, especially on higher bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, WWCR, confirmed with WORLD OF RADIO 1566, Saturday May 28 at 1600, still good signal despite geomag storm. Next airing is Sunday 0630 on 3215. On IPAR via SLOVAKIA: Saturday 1800 on 7290. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Saturday & Sunday 1730, Sunday 0830. Also via WRMI 9955 Saturday & Sunday 1730, plus 0800 and 1530 Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

sabato 28 maggio 2011

RDP to suspend shortwave transmissions from 1 June

Portuguese public broadcaster RDP confirmed yesterday it is temporarily
suspending its shortwave transmissions as of 1 June because of the low
number of listeners and as a means of cutting costs. RDP said it would be
reviewing the service to see whether it would go back on air at a later
date. Listeners around the world can still follow their favourite programmes
via satellite, cable and Internet. The Portuguese broadcaster said it is
"just one of many global broadcasters who are reducing or closing their SW
transmissions". (The Portugal News via Media Network)

Trasmissioni in HF di Radio Nord Revival oggi e domani

The Radio Nord Revival blog has announced that it will be on shortwave today at 1600-1800 UTC on 7485 kHz and 1800-2000 UTC on 9940 kHz (which I seem to recall was one of the frequencies used by the RNI World Service in the 1970s). The station says "Please report in this blog [theirs, not this one] how you are receiving us and if there is any interference from other stations. We will be able to change frequency at short notice if needed."

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2011

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, LRA36, Friday May 27 did not tune in until 1247 but no signal, just China on 15480, so proceeded to scan for Firedrake [see CHINA], which takes a good 10 minutes before most of them cut off at hourtop. Recheck at 1258, 15476 is now on at S8-S9+5 with talk, 1300 music with a beat, but just too weak. At 1316 XYL talk has improved to S9-S9+10 but cuts off at 1320* and not heard any more, such as at 1346 or after 1400.

While I was listening with BFO on 15475 for LRA36 to turn back on, at 1329 there may have been a couple of fitful attempts to do so, after some utility QRM heard at 1327 consisting of three beeps and a Bronx cheer, twice in a row, exact frequency undetermined.

If you want to go where it should be easy to hear LRA36, try its antipodes, 63 north/123 east, west of Yakutsk in the middle of Siberia

** CHINA. Firedrake May 27:
16980, JBA, flutter at 1252
16100, good at 1252
15545, poor at 1253
15540, very poor, heavy flutter at 1336, 1347; this one jumping around after V. of Tibet stays on, also heard shortly after 1300
15430, very poor at 1336, 1347
14950, very good at 1254
14900, good at 1253; good but heavy flutter at 1338, 1449
14700, good at 1253; none in the 13s at this time
13850, poor at 1447 with ACI de 13845 WWCR; not heard earlier
12600, good at 1255
10970, very good at 1256, none lower; good at 1341, none in the 13s, 12s or 11s at this time; fair at 1451 // 14900

WWV says:
``Solar-terrestrial indices for 26 May follow.
Solar flux 83 and mid-latitude A-index 9.
The mid-latitude K-index at 1200 UTC on 27 May was 2 (8 nT).
The mid-latitude K-index at 1500 UTC on 27 May was 2 (18 nT).
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.``

** GUAM [and non]. 9560, May 27 at 1359 after RA is off, open carrier with persistent het from always off-frequency Ethiopia, 1400 AWR theme music, very poor, language? Listed as Chinese from KSDA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, May 27 at 0549, RTG poor with music and SSB QRhaM, on the air for a change this early, while 7245, Mauritania was not. Poor propagation now, with little from Europe, and even 7275 Tunisia weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, R. Mauritanie, which reactivated May 26, missing again May 27 at 0550, or maybe not supposed to be on that early, but still absent at 0601, 0607 vs. weakened Portugal 7240. Not on 4845 either. However, when I awoke briefly at 0725, 7245 bore a sufficient signal talking in non-Arabic, (or a severely different dialect), much stronger than 7240 Portugal which was still on and audible. Only other listed possibility is Yakutsk, but I think not under current conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 55.25 MHz, May 26 around 1730 UT, the sporadic-E MUF is poking up into VHF TV, signs of analog video from the south; 1750 some Spanish audio, and at this time there is NO Es showing on the 6m map! At 1753 I see the `Vale` bug in lower right, the V like a check mark. Axually, the show is `Se Vale`, on network 2, M-F at `noon`:
But nothing further developed in TVDX that afternoon when I could monitor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 15620, May 27 at 1453, something in Indonesian atop CCI with SAH, seems Russian; 1454 mentioned SMS. 1511 still CCI but now one is preaching in English, also with slush from defective 15610 WEWN transmitter.

HFCC, Aoki and EiBi agree that the Indonesian is FEBC, Bocaue, 100 kW, 200 degrees at 1400-1530; the Russian is DW via Kigali, RWANDA, 250 kW, switching from 30 to 15 degrees between 1457 and 1500; but nothing scheduled in English, perhaps an aberration from FEBC, for consecutive translation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 15260, fair May 27 at 1431, presumed Urdu talk mentioning Pakistan, ``recording engineer``, impossible to express that in Urdu? Fair signal. This is the new frequency since May 15 of R. Veritas Asia, via VATICAN, 70 degrees back to Pak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN. I want to get this report dispatched before 1800, but the R. Nord Revival says it will be on 9940 at 18-20 UT May 27. Latest details:

``Radio Nord now (1715 UT) audible with fair signal on 7485 (not 7385 as their blog said this morning). Audible in AM + lsb (not usb). Clear channel here now RFE Tajik has signed off. --- Alan Pennington,
Caversham, UK, AOR 7030+ longwire``, to DXLD yg.

Note that this revival has been scheduled at the worst possible time for propagation: SWPC predicts K indices reaching 4, solar flux at the lowest of 80-85 during these three days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 17545, YFR, May 26 at 1745 after hymns in English during supposedly new Luba-language service via ASCENSION, announced: ``Family Radio apologizes for this change in our programming`` and urged listeners to read their Bible --- answering my own question in previous report, since no one else did.

88.3, K202BY, the translator here in Enid for Family Radio, I habitually ignore, but since the Camping crash have paid a bit more attention, wondering if it`s inherited yet by some other gospel-huxter, such as Christian Post, which has been taunting FR to sell off its stations on the cheap; a hostile takeover?

Harold is no longer droning on 88.3 or on SW, so it`s not so obvious who`s playing the music. But May 26 at 1959 UT caught a full ID for: KEAR, 88.1, Sacramento and a few of its direct translators in California, Family Radio, Oakland, California mailing address --- no box or street needed! (I copied the call as KAAR, sure sounded like, thought perhaps another FR relay, but can`t be that.)

WYFR shortwave continues to be mostly // and in English/music, the other language speakers perhaps having been privately raptured away?
Dare we hypothesize a schism, yea purge, within the organization?

The `Open Forum` archive at
has links for May 20, skips 21, 22, 23, resumes for 24 and 25 only as of May 27; I haven`t tried to open them. May 23 was the special OF when HC took a sesquihour for a `press conference`, no questions allowed? Trying to explain how he could be so wrong, but not in this archive? His droning voice used to be all over the place on YFR frequencies, but not heard this week in random tuning. Is he still producing programs that are not being broadcast?

May 26 at 2017 check, music and English talk by someone else in // on 17845, 17795, 17725.

May 27 at 0545, 9680 is back on in English and // 9715 instead of one being in Spanish; solar flux is way down and propagation from these was only poor, plus // 9985 very poor, 9505 fair, 9355 & 9385 poor. (Not much above 10 MHz except down under, and nothing but RA on 15 MHz.)

May 27 at 0551, 7730, 5985 and 5850 // with music. 7520 not on yet, but open carrier at 0558.

May 27 at 1337, English, no Spanish on 15130 // 15770, 13695

** U S A. 13570, WINB continues to be absent, May 26 at 2013 and May 27 at 1250. Is there anything about this breakdown on their website? Of course not! In fact, from that you would think they are 24/7, even tho that ceased at least a month ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15795, WWRB is still missing May 26 at 2012 (tho 9385 is on as usual), May 27 at 1313 just the ChiCom jamming vs AIR music, both poor; while 15825 WWCR is inbooming by Es, so WWRB is really off. Still off at 1705 check; what happened? I want my BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH still missing at the end of a second week, May 27 at 1705 check. They`re flopping like dries. At least 15550-USB, WJHR is on! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1566 monitoring: UT Friday May 27 at 0331 confirmed on primary WWRB webcast, also 5050. On the web, audio level dropped greatly following the preceding preacher, but apparently it was OK on 5050, reported with good reception by Alan Pennington in England.

ACB Radio Mainstream at 0300, 0500 and 1700 UT Friday May 27 was running last week`s WOR 1565 instead of 1566, despite our quick reminder to them at 0300. Oh, well.

WRMI, 9955, Friday 1430 broadcast just barely audible with a familiar-sounding voice in the noise, not jamming, at 1454. WRMI repeats are Saturday 0800, 1730, Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730, etc. On WWCR: Friday 2030 on 15825, Saturday 1600 on 12160, Sunday 0630 on 3215. On IPAR: Saturday 1800 on 7290. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Saturday & Sunday 1730, Sunday 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

venerdì 27 maggio 2011

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA Radio Australia-Shepparton 17795 2320 GMT English 444 May 25 Asia Pacific program with YL and OM with comments on CHINA Monotory Funds. //15560[444] Shepparton.

CANADA Radio Canada Intl-RCI 15455 2350 GMT Spanish 444 May 25 YL ancr with vocal music groups plus an OM with comments 2352 GMT. //11990[333].

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba-RHC 15370 2355 Portuguese 444 Ma7 25 Cuban Band music and RHC ID 2359 GMT. YL with comments 0000 GMT in Quechua language. OM with comments 0002 GMT.

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait 17550 2332 GMT Arabic 444 May 25 OM with comments and some Banjo music.

MARIANAS, North Radio Free Asia-RFA 15585 2344 GMT Chinese 444 May 25 YL and OM with comments plus some music. //15430[444].

NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand Intl-RNZI 15720 2338 GMT English 433 May 25 YL and OM with comments on workers and employees.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee WTWW 12.100 2340 GMT Language Unknown 444 Mat 23 OM with comments up to 0300 GMT. ID in English then OM in Spanish at 0305 GMT.

UNITED STATES, Florida Radio Taiwan Relay-RTI 17725 2324 GMT Spanish 333 May 25 YL with comments plus some band music. Tis a Noisy frequency.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

giovedì 26 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 26, 2011

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, LRA36 is back May 26 after 2.5 days off for National Day. Started monitoring at 1230 but nothing yet. With usual BFO set to 15475 by zero-beating on 9475 R. Australia, heard very weak carrier cut on 15476 at *1235:40, S4-S5 about equivalent to the noise level. 1241 still too weak for any audio. 1258 now S7-S8 and some audio; 1319 S7-S9+10 with music, 1323 XYLs chattering, so today it`s peaking later than before.

But from 1330, more ACI than usual from 15480 which is much stronger today, Polish Radio in Belorussian, 250 kW, 80 degrees via Rampisham UK, quite a jump in signal level from the previous semihour, PRES in Russian, 125 kW, 75 degrees via Woofferton UK.

At 1356 and 1405, S7-S9 with music, but still below 15480 QRM which lasts until 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9675, May 26 at 0600, tnx to absence of WYFR 9680, Portuguese in the clear, good signal talking about pecadores (sinners), then Lord`s Prayer and Ave Maria; it`s R. Canção Nova, Cachoeira Paulista (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9625, open carrier, good signal May 26 at 0602, no doubt CBC NQ Sackville wasting watts again an hour after sign-off, becoming obvious after Spain/Costa Rica closed 9630 a few minutes earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 26, reflecting mostly the activity of Sound of Hope, which Must Be Jammed, lest Falun Gong depose the Commies:

 7970, fair-good at 1147
10970, good at 1153; fair-good at 1224
12270, good at 1156 with flutter; not usual 12240
12600, good at 1222
13130, poor at 1158; fair-good at 1222; fair at 1256
13850, fair at 1220, not earlier, ACI from WWCR 13845; good at 1254 and now none in the 13.9s
13920, fair at 1156
13970, fair at 1156
14700, fair at 1220; poor at 1256
14950, good with flutter at 1220; fair at 1256
15430, fair at 1357
15545, poor at 1246, het 15548 V. of Tibet presumed target; can Firedrake transmitters not operate on split frequencies??
15970, very poor at 1159; very good at 1257, 1333 and 1355
16100, very poor at 1159; good at 1227; very good at 1334, 1358
16980, very poor at 1227

** GERMANY [non]. 13730, May 26 at 1218, after Vatican [q.v.] via Canada had closed, only hearing a continuous 1 kHz tone instead of DW in French via PORTUGAL; lost feed? The Sines relay is doomed, so maybe already starting to close down, phase out? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 13730

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG absent May 26 as late as 0615, checked since Mauritania [q.v.] had reactivated 7245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, ORTM is back! Had been missing from SW (not 4845 either), since last log Feb 8 by Graham Bell, South Africa, in DXLD 11-08. It was certainly active in January, per several reports, but the last time I bothered to log it was Dec 27.

7245, May 26 at 0605 with characteristic chanting we always heard before at this time; by 0615 had started talking. Good signal, better than adjacent Vatican 7250. Also heard now by David Sharp, NSW, and Wolfgang Büschel via USA remotes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MICRONESIA. 4755.4, May 26 at 1134, PMA The Cross, characteristic off-frequency carrier just barely detectable, compared to WTWW 5755.0, as PMA is still staying on the air later than before, but too much noise and too weak now. Better chance would be 09-10 UT area if I were ever awake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3385 with music, and 3205 carrier, May 26 at 1137, but already too late with local sunrise now 1118 UT, almost to its earliest of 1113 in early June. No Aussie on 3210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15210, May 26 at 1141, RRI with Romanian folk music, English announcement for ``The Bagpipers``, axually vocal music; fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 17770, fair May 26 at 1359, VOT IS, ID, 1400 accurate timesignal, opening Arabic; brief dropoff in the first minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13750, Thursday May 26 at 1158 surprised to find open carrier from VOA Greenville, instead of Spanish; at 1159, 15590 was in Yankee-Doodle-Dandy sign-on, and from 1200 // with `Estudio 45` news program.

Does this mean the 1130-1200 M-F `Enfoque Andino` has been dropped? The language schedule at
still shows on air from 1130 M-F, also on 9885, but the program list
does not mention it, and apparently not replaced with anything else at 1130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, dead air from WBCQ supposedly carrying Good Friends Radio Network / Radio 2:11, May 26 at 0558, still 0613; and at next check 1151 --- was it that way all night? By 1250 modulation had resumed, ``Just Talking`` segment, interviewing an apologist(?) about Syria, Robbie Zacharias. Ever get the impression WBCQ is unattended much of the time? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15795, WWRB, another entrant in the dead-air sweepstakes: May 26 at 1317, but by 1333 check, Brother Scare was underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH still missing Thursday May 26 at 1525 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, another station missing today, WINB, May 26 at 1255. Normally is on until 1314v*; come to think of it, did not hear it either on 9265 in earlier tunebys (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WYFR programming seems to have been disrupted as a result of recent non-events. May 26 at 0600, 9680 was missing, but 9715 was still on; English and Spanish scheduled respectively.

At 0603, we found all these with music in //, at the moment instrumental ``Amazing Grace``: 9985, 9715, 9505, 9385, 9355, 7730; and at 0607 also found 6875 // 5985 music. But three other frequencies were in English preaching, not Camping: 5850, 7520, 11530.

According to the A11 schedule, the last three are indeed English, but other languages at 0600 should have been: 5985, 9505 and 9715 Spanish; 6875 Cantonese; 7730 Romanian; 9355 and 9385 French; 9985 Italian.

Where have all those gone? Could it be that many foreign-language staff have quit in disgust? Sinking-ship-syndrome? Lawsuits are in the air; and FR may face a major reduxion from the 60+ languages previously claimed.

Incredibly, FR had just added another, Luba, on May 18, according to DX Mix News, 1700-1800 on 17545 ASC 250 kW / 085 deg to EaAf Luba, that hour previously having been occupied by English. What`s on it now?

More // gospel music frequencies at 1211: 11520, 11535, 11570: sound the same but not synchronized. All missing from the Okeechobee and HFCC skeds, since they are all TAIWAN, per Aoki, three different languages from three different sites:
11520 1200-1300 TWN FAMILY RADIO Ind Paochung 1-7 
11535 1200-1300 TWN FAMILY RADIO Chi Yunlin   1-7 
11570 1200-1300 TWN FAMILY RADIO Bur Hu Wei   1-7 

At 1212, on 11725, different music; that`s scheduled for Chinese via Petropavlovsk, RUSSIA.

Also at 1212, Okeechobee frequencies had different music on 11970 // 13695 // 13800. Supposed to be Spanish/French/Spanish at this hour.

At 1407, 15130 // 15770 with ``Battle Hymn of the Republic`` on piano and organ, supposed to be Spanish, Portuguese respectively.

A report in Spanish via Yimber Gaviría says Harold Camping has ``left Family Radio``, did not show up for work on Monday, and that he ``made a mess`` of things. I`ve yet to find this in English or confirmed elsewhere that he has definitely `left`, but I haven`t heard his voice lately on what remains in English. See
and lots of stories about FR and what may happen next at:
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of any of this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1566 monitoring: first broadcast confirmed Thursday May 26 after 1500 on WRMI webcast; only a SAH with Taiwan audible on 9955 at 1525. WRMI repeats are: Thursday 2100, Friday 1430, Saturday 0800, 1730; Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730. On WWRB: UT Friday 0330v on 5050. On WWCR: Friday 2030 on 15825, Saturday 1600 on 12160, Sunday 0630 on 3215. On IPAR: Saturday 1800 on 7290. On SiriusXM 120: Saturday & Sunday 1730, Sunday 0830.

WBCQ re-aired WOR 1565, Wednesday May 25 at 2130 on 7415 webcast, after two episodes of Amos `n` Andy, altho I had asked WBCQ a few hours before to run #1564 which had been missed on WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 13730, Vatican Radio via CANADA, May 26 at 1201 in English news, clips of Obama saying Q`daffy must go; and of his address to Parliament/Westminster, as VR tries to sound like a secular news source! Fair signal with SAH but no audio from DW via PORTUGAL; see GERMANY [non].

BTW, I just noticed in HFCC that an earlier semi-hour in Portuguese has been added to this relay, 1055-1130, 100 kW, 163 degrees, besides Spanish from 1130, 100 kW, 189 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15270, May 26 at 1226-1227*, 1 kHz tone much like that on 13730 from presumed Sines, Portugal non-DW relay, which continued past 1227; but nothing scheduled now on 15270 per HFCC, Aoki and EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

mercoledì 25 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 missing for another day, May 25 at 1232, 1307, 1331 chex. Ahá, per
May 25 is National Day in Argentina, and we know they take holidays off, but why was it also missing May 24 and part of May 23? Anyhow, maybe will be back May 26 unless they take the rest of the week off too. Further holidays are 15 June, 9 July and 17 August (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASIA [and non]. 17615, May 25 at 0525, two or three syllables by OM, Chinese? Cutting on and off, then at 0528 YL announcement without interruptions, and now // 17855 which is a few words ahead of 17615; 0530 `diamond` theme R. Free Asia frequently plays around this time; both over SAHs, no doubt ChiCom jamming underneath. 0535 a signal JBA on 21580, but could not make it // for sure. 0533, 15615 has echo-jamming of CNR1 atop. Per HFCC, the RFA frequencies are:
21580, 250 kW, 313 degrees from Tinian
17855, 100 kW, 310 degrees from Saipan
17615, 250 kW, 295 degrees from Tinian
15615, 125 kW, 295 degrees from Tinian

** CHINA. Firedrake May 25:
16980, good at 1337
16100, very good at 1337
15970, good at 1337
15545, very poor at 1308 vs het from 15548, V. of Tibet variable
14700, poor at first check 1246, none higher, and gone at 1310; again audible very poor at 1338 when there were none in the 13s, 12s or 11s
10970, good at 1249; poor at 1339
 7970, very poor at 1250, easy to check 3.000 MHz down from 10970

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 15245, May 25 at 0535, weak station in
German, which must be CRI, 500 kW, 308 degrees from Wulumuchi; also with wavering het. I thought it would be V. of Korea, but Aoki shows that not starting 15245 until 0700, while R. Taiwan International is on there at 04-06, so ChiCom jamming vs ChiCom broadcasting! And/or RTI is off-frequency, not unlikely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 15160, R. Australia normally loud and clear here on 65 degree azimuth for Pacific and also USward, but May 25 at 0536 there is CCI underneath, not sure of language. HFCC shows RFI in English at 05-06, 500 kW, 135 degrees from Issoudun. Apparently it`s been there all-season, but now starting to propagate. Since the two have different CIRAF targets, the coördinators did not think there would be a problem. Unfortunately, this is the only frequency for the 05-06 English hour from RFI! At least it`s not used for any of the other remaining English hours 04-08 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 14471, no sign of the filthy spur from 7225 VOA Korean via Tinang, 24 hours after first heard, May 25 at 1231 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 13610, May 25 at 1313, poor signal with rock song, non-English; 1315 Chinese announcement. Therefore it`s VOR via Vladivostok during this hour, rather than CRI via Kashgar, East Turkistan, also scheduled on 13610 in English, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 13620, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, May 25 at 0527 has just ended but jammer still on now with lower-pitched tone than the 1000 Hz we had been hearing previously. No jammer or Dabanga on 13730 now; that`s supposed to be replaced by 15550 via UAE, only a JBA carrier. Of course, we need to check earlier in the 0430 hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 9665, May 25 at 1255 nice music but with het; 1257 RTI ID in Chinese website announcement. Per Aoki, RTI is on 9665 only at 12-13 in Chinese, from Paochung site; and the het is surely the always off-frequency P`yongyang KCBS, and apparently not jammed by the ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH still missing this week when it was normally on, Tuesday May 24 at 1805 check. And not there May 25 at 1514 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Le onde corte non sono morte

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

CANADA Radio Canada Intl--RCI 15330 2003 GMT English 444 May 22 OM with comments in the Maiklbag program. //15235[333 and 17735[444].

CHUILE CVC La Voz 17680 1840 GMT Spanish 433 May 22 OM singing with a choir.

GUIANA, French Radio France Intl-RFI Relay 21690 1827 GMT French 433 May 22 YL and OM with comments. //15300[333].

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait 17550 0000 GMT Arabic 333 May 20 YL with comments plus music heard in the background. OM with comments 0001 GMT and suddenly off the air 0003 GMT.

SPAIN Radio Exterior Espana-REE 15110 2010 GMT Spanish 444 May 22 YL with comments then some band music with an OM singing. YL with comments 2012 GMT.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee WWCR #3 13845 2016 GMT English 333 May 22 YL with comments about the Lord.

UNITED STATES, Pennsylvania WINB 13570 2020 GMT English 333 May 22 OM with comments on the Biblical Truth.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee WWCR #2 12160 2025 GMT English 333 May 22 OM with comments on the History of Jesus. Allso comments on when the End of the World happens.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

martedì 24 maggio 2011

Log Roberto Pavanello

 4915 21/5 22.05 R. Daqui - Goiania PP predica suff.
 4965 21/5 22.10 One Africa R. - Lusaka EE MX suff.
 5045 21/5 22.15 R. Cultura do Parà - Belem PP MX suff.
 5815 25/5 08.40 Orion R. - EE ID e MX buono
 5910 21/5 03.50 R. Alcaravan - Bogotà SS MX buono
 5995 21/5 22.20 R. Mali - Bamako FF MX afro buono
 6205 22/5 08.45 R. Borderhunter - EE ID e MX buono
 6237 22/5 09.00 Delta R. - EE ID e MX buono
 6291 21/5 22.25 R. Rainbow - EE ID e MX buono
 6300 21/5 22.30 TRX R. - ??? EE ID e MX buono
 6305 21/5 22.35 R. Marconi - EE ID e MX buono
 6325 22/5 08.30 R. Northpole - EE ID e MX buono
 7125 21/5 22.40 R. Guineè - Conakry FF MX afro buono
11780 21/5 21.50 R. Nac. Amazonas - Brasilia PP MX buono
15345 21/5 22.00 R. Nacional - Buenos Aires SS " A Buenos Aires 18 grados " buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Tre nuove trasmissioni in onda media in Italia

Tre nuovi trasmettitori in onda media sono in fase di test in questi giorni in Italia, si tratta di:
Onda Broadcast 1233 kHz
Radio Poggio Lupo 1503 kHz
Radio Gold Italia 1593 kHz
la prima nel nord-est, le altre due rispettivamente in provincia di Catania e in provincia di Messina.
Non sono al momento previste conferme ma potete comunicare a noi eventuali ricezioni, esclusivamente sotto forma di clip audio
Roberto Scaglione

Glenn Hauser logs May 24, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, no carrier audible May 24 at 1247, several later chex including 1315, 1340. Yesterday it vanished sometime between 1319 and 1329; breakdown? It could be gone for months again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 24:
16100, JBA at 1258
15555, JBA at 1344, I think, under DTV cable converter bubble jammer
15545, very poor at 1315
15540, very poor at 1344
15430, very poor at 1345
14900, fair at 1251; very good with flutter at 1339; no other out-of-banders at this time, just the three 15s as above
13920, good at 1253
13850, good at 1253
12600, very good at 1255
12240, very good at 1255
10970, very poor at 1256

** CYPRUS. 15316-15341, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, May 24 at 0612; lots of broadcast signals from Eu/Af/ME/Asia on 15 and 17 MHz bands (but not 21), in N Hemisphere midnight-sun mode, but this range was free of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Tuesday May 24 at 1304, VOI S9+12 but very undermodulated, YL talking seems English, then nothing audible, music break? 1307 a bit more talk mentioning Indonesia. Useless.

9680+, checking reports that RRI is considerably off-frequency to the high side, May 24 at 1309, yes it is, comparing it with BFO to 13680 RHC, 17680 CVC and 11680 Korea North. Each had a different tone, and of course none of them can be relied upon to be precisely .000, especially Korea. In order of increasing separation: 17680, 13680, 9680, 11680 --- the latter probably on the low side. 9680 also had a double-tone caused by Taiwan/China on a slightly different frequency, perceived without BFO as a subaudible heterodyne, but not so much as to be an audible het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 15150, May 24 at 1317, nice ME vocal music with minor harmonies, fair signal, announcements in Arabic between selexions; 1330 three chimes, Iran ID, news theme and headlines. Unless V of Indonesia axually starts using 15150 at 02-04, V. of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the only station on 15150 at any time, per HFCC, Arabic all the way from 0530 to 1630, 500 kW, 295 degrees via Sirjan, plus Russian at 0500-0530, 40 degrees.

Meanwhile there was intermittent ACI from a much stronger open carrier on 15155, 1320-1321, 1322-1323, 1327-1328 approx. I expected someone to be starting at 1330, but no more of it then, and nothing scheduled for the next four hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, May 24 at 0617, RNZI news about a suit against Twitter, back in AM mode, whilst 11675 was back in DRM. Adrian Sainsbury confirms yesterday`s reversal was a ``programming error`` due to a ``dyslexic operator`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 14471 approx., extremely distorted FMing spurblob, with no specific carrier, May 24 at 1248, but could recognize the talk as Korean, so compared it to VOA Tinang 7225, whose VG signal I had tuned across a few minutes earlier. Yes, it matches, and synchronized! Trouble is, the second harmonic of 7225 should be on 14450; nevertheless, obviously related from out-of-whack transmitter. Gone at 1302 recheck, so suspected a site switch, but that`s not scheduled until 1400 when Tinang goes to Tinian. Somebody must have kicked the transmitter. 7225 itself continued to sound OK, marred by some ham using it as BFO for his SSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 13695 // 13800, May 24 at 1253, WYFR with dramatic cinema-music, apocalyptic? morphing into hymn. 13695 was unusually distorted, but carrier stable. Expect WYFR programming to be transformed post-May 21?

Terry Wilson, dxldyg, found the May 23 `Open Forum` on Youtube:
All 83 minutes of it, audio only with a still of a meteor/asteroid crashing into the ocean? Harold Camping making his excuses, and it seems he will resume regular OFs henceforth. Bottom line: the real doomsday will be 21 October 2011, so we`re in for another pentamonth of this total nonsense. Milk it, Harold, milk it!! There are still plenty of fools with money out there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15795, May 24 at 1313, WWRB Brother Scare service, but Alex Scourby pontificating at the moment, not yet up to full strength and suffering from co-channel AIR/ChiCom jamming. Then BS proclaims he is the Voice of the Last-Day Prophet of God (VOLDPOG) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

lunedì 23 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 22-23, 2011

I beg indulgence of SW-only lists, as I again include some FM and TV DX which has been hopping in lately. Disregard under CANADA, MEXICO, USA if not really interested; or consider broader DXing horizons.

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, May 23: tune-in at 1238 to just-barely-audible carrier, much weaker than China on 15480. By 1246 rises to very-poor level with some music; 1256 Spanish XYL talk mixed with music, S4-S8 averaging S6. 1303 building to peak of S7-S9+5 during vocal music; 1319 laughing in conversation; 1329 gone, cut off early as sometimes happens? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Sporadic E analog TV DX May 22, in UT:

At 1837 on ch 2 from north, `Family Guy` animation in English. Generic TV Guide Canada (which is in bed with, and is not linked from the US TV Guide site), says FG is on the Global network at 1:30-3 pm EDT, so that narrows it down to CKND2 in Manitoba. If it were from NW it would be CICT in Calgary (if the time fit, probably not), or from the NE one of the Ontarians, CIII2 or CFGC2.

At 0217 UT May 23, following an afternoon of SC/NC/VA FM DX, and both TV and FM DX from Aguascalientes, Zacatecas and San Luís Potosí, found analog Es on ch 2 from the northeast, live broadcast of Billboard Music Awards; in the USA on ABC which has no full-power analog affiliates, so this must be Canada.

Online generic TV Guide Canada shows it`s via CTV Network [as CFTO with the CTV logo barely visible unlike the CBC Exploding Pizza], so this must be CKCO2 Wiarton Ont., and/or CHBX, Sault Ste. Marie; continued in and out until fade around 0300 when event ended, then a few snatches of weather grafix. Was a few seconds ahead of KOCO via analog cable. Could not make out any local commercial clues during long break around 0225, but did catch a CTV logo later at 0248 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 23:
17170, very good with flutter at 1243
16100, fair with flutter at 1244
15555, poor at 1246 compared to 15545
15545, good at 1246
15540, very poor at 1348, not on 15545 or 15555 now
15430, very poor at 1347; never before 1330
13970, good at 1159; very good at 1250
13920, very good at 1250; none in the 12`s
10970, fair at 1159; fair at 1253
 7970, fair at 1254, and better than 10970

** INDONESIA. 9526-, May 23 at 1334, poor with music, just enough to confirm VOI is on the air today if not the language, supposedly English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Big sporadic E opening brought in both TV and FM the afternoon of May 22; after already getting Canada on TV, and SC-NC-VA on FM, I switched to analog TV, finding lots of Mexicans, UT:

1934, ch 2, many stations interfering, encouraging higher tuning
1934, ch 3, movie from Net 5 per bug in upper right; went back to FM hoping for Mexico, but not yet, still eastern US dominating; see U S A
2042, ch 3, still movie, now obviously from music and Pierce Brosnan, a James Bond one. Surely XHBQ in Zacatecas, the only full-power 5 on 3
2042, ch 4, CCI
2056, ch 5, same movie as 3, JB music. Could be XHGC lead station, DF

2058, ch 6, video with Spanish ad, and 10 kHz offset QRM; some audio starting to show; 2100 with 6 logo animation, so this is a local-origination station; ``Finanzas 6 próspero para todos``, ``Flash Finanzas``; PSA for Tribunal Federal de Justicia, with a logo consisting of a capital T overlain by a lower-case f.

Then ``6 Aguascalientes TV presenta ---`` ``El Cuartel del Aire``, ``escenarios de San Marcos, 2011``, outdoor concert in the dark starting with group singing and speaking in German, mentions Multi-kulti. Briefly snow-free. Continuous Aguascalientes 6 ID bug in upper left. This is XHCGA, the logo visible here
but his link to the station site doesn`t work, instead from here, run by the Ags. state government
which also has streaming video. I DXed this station last year, but always a pleasure to see it again.

2127, 87.75, ch 6 audio heard on FM, with Bond music from net-5

A lot more TV on chs 2-6, but I concentrated on FM while I could. MUF fell below FM after 2200.

2213, ch 4, San Luís Potosí mentioned, maybe XHSLP, Once TV network

2216, ch 5, still with a net-5 movie, maybe no longer James Bond

2323, ch 5 in Spanish, game show sort of like Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, one of the contestants in a skeleton costume scaring his female opponent away; TVDX fadeout around 2345 [but CANADA, q.v., back in early next UT day]

FM DX from Mexico, after getting Aguascalientes ch 6 TV. Equipment: DX-398 on AC, antenna built-in whip only, easily manoeuvrable, inside.

2114 UT, 90.5, English rock with Es fades; 2121 Spanish ID sounds like ``Cuba 90.5``, but surely not, more rock in English. 2125, ``Cuba 90.5, ochentas, noventas y hoy``. I`m switching back and forth with 92.7. At 2129, 90.5 ID as XHUVA, Aguascalientes, also mentions an AM frequency --- 1170 per Cantú --- all the Ags AM and FM stations are here: --- so this is really ``Uva 90.5``, not Cuba. Is/Are Ags known for grapes?

2116, 92.7, Castilian-accented documentary on how well Japanese cars are maintained, making them good bets for the second-hand market in Kenya, complete with location sound. Educational station? The RDS is stuck claiming TEMP 57C, which I find hard to believe either in F or C! Next probably not the same station:

2123, 92.7 now bearing English rock, but that doesn`t mean it`s not Mexico! 2126 ID as ``Alternativa FM 92.7, contigo en todo momento``, PSA with phone number to call the army - ejército, sponsored by el gobierno del estado --- but which? Don`t they know they have listener a thousand miles away?? And back to rock in English. 2130, full ID as XHUVTA (?), Alternativa, street address for grupo Radio y Televisión de Aguascalientes; another PSA for calling the army (vs drug wars?), promo for related AM, Radio 13-20. Cantú and Elving show the call for 92.7 is really XHRTA, contrary to what I thought I heard above.

2142, 96.5, plug for a 25 de mayo event, probably a concert, in a Zacatecas palacio; poor and soon faded. FM Atlas shows XHZER, Fresnillo, Zac. But Cantú says it`s in Zacatecas city.

2143, 97.7, Mexican novelty song, ``es la número uno en San Luís Potosí``, fadeout. So it`s XHSNP, La Caliente, en SLP city per Cantú.

2152, 97.3 PSA from gobierno del estado, but which? Poor and fadeout. But then I got one more US station, from NC, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non?]. While Es FM DXing, May 22, some local notes:

88.7, KLVV plugs website as

90.3, at 2201 UT preacher in Spanish, weak, probably groundwave, as Mexico`s radio dial is not yet infested by gospel huxters like ours.

90.5, one of my most open frequencies, after finding TVDX from Mexico, checking this at 2012 hoping for XEDA or something, but hear a weak station in Spanish talking about Jesús, probably one of the Oklahomans other than KNYD, or Kansan. Or Virginia? See U S A. Mexico came later.

99.7, stereo pilot on, but at 1919 ``Green Onions`` is playing in mono, absolutely no separation, from ``The True Oldies Channel``, i.e. KZLS `Mustang`, and VG signal now. Must have completed their upgrade/move slightly closer to Enid but still in OKC market.

Chisholm Trail Broadcasting bought out its original Alva competitor on 99.7, KXLS, with site halfway to Enid; then put KXLS format on another station it bought out, 95.7 in Lahoma; moved its original 96.9 KNID halfway to OKC, rebranded as ``Bob``; put its main station KNID on 99.7. But more recently closed 99.7 to move it into OKC market, moving KNID again to 107.1. At 2005, some music really is in stereo.

101.1, the latest frequency for KVRO Stillwater, originally commercial student station, at 1854 ``California Dreamin``` with extreme stereo separation, artificial? Slogan sounded like ``RC Rock `n` Roll``. Quickly discounted from being DX, as signal too steady, even more so at 1901 slogan as ``classic rock``, interrupted for EAS notification of Tornado Watch #326 for Lincoln and Payne counties, the latter = Stillwater. (None of the tornadic weather extended as far west as Enid today, fortunately. whew).

104.1, RDS at 2029: KMGL / MAGIC / 104.1 / OKLAHOMA / CITY`S / FAVORITE (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Sporadic E FM DX May 22, in UT: main reference is FM Atlas XXI, now over one year old, so some calls etc., could be outdated. Equipment: DX-398, on south-facing porch with AC, antenna built-in whip only, easily manoeuvrable. After 2030 it was too hot, 90+ so I went inside, using same.

1848, 93.7 with car race in stereo overriding baseball; the latter obviously KSPI Stillwater OK as after 1900 the game was OSU vs Texas Tech, with homey announcer. Any ideas from SC area?

1850, 95.9, country music, RDS scrolls: MARY GENTRY Y-ROLL WITH ME as song title, and ID: KICKIN / 95.9 / MONTGOMERY. Silly me, I figured Montgomery was the city, like in Alabama, but must be the GENTRY artist, as Kickin` 95.9 leads to WIOP, Isle of Pines SC, a Charleston suburb. FM Atlas does not have any slogan for it, but shows 50 kW on an ex-Class A channel. There is another 95.9 in the Mont`y AL market.

1852, 100.3, phone 533-1660 for NTIA (?) Net; Orangeburg Pharmacy on Russell St., ``here in Orangeburg since 1912``, another ad for Chestnut Grill. It`s WORG (get it?) but COL Elloree SC, 25 kW. Nice to hear another station from around O`burg, since WPJK eliminated its 3160 harmonic last year.

1856, 89.3, organ music, fades, stereo, then `Pipedreams` announcer Michael Barone. National program on many public stations, but fortunately RDS IDs it right away as SC ETV, i.e. WSCI Charleston. This network is in trouble with a budget-cutting anti-intellexual governor; but it`s always been odd for a statewide radio network to be such a subsidiary of TV that it`s known as a TV network on radio.

1858, 95.1, rock music, RDS: WSSX-FM, i.e. Charleston SC. FM Atlas shows slogan ``95-SX`` but if so, why not on the RDS that way? I`ll take a full legal callsign any day.

1900, 100.9, mention  I figured it would be tough to track down one of the gospel-huxter nets with lots of translators, but found a match immediately at --- the only 100.9 being yet another outlet for Charleston SC. FMA shows it`s really WPAL-FM, 13 kW at Ridgeville.

2015, 90.5, at first thought groundwave, weak station in English, ``positive hits 89 point – something``, sharathon. Googling matches this with 89.9 at --- lotsa luck finding any real callsigns on their webstite; not even on a coverage map with lots more frequencies, but the main ones 89.9 for Northern Virginia, 90.5 for Central Virginia.

No slogans matching in FM Atlas, but 89.9 (unheard) must be WPER Culpeper, and 90.5 WJYJ, 18.5 kW in Fredericksburg. FCC FM Query confirms both are licensed to Positive Alternative Radio. Oh oh, 90.5 WPIM, 4 kW in Martinsville is also licensed to same, so which was I getting? This one alone has the `PAR FM` slogan in FM Atlas.

2018, 93.7, ``Bob FM`` advertising a concert in Virginia Beach, Newport News, overriding KSPI. RDS: BOB-FM / 93.7 / ANYTHING / WE PLAY --- yes, in that order. I.e. WNOB [sic], Chesapeake VA, 100 kW.

2021, 95.1, RDS: WAIT BY / PAULA / COLE / ON Z95.1. This fits for WQMZ, Charlottesville VA, which is well inland unlike the mostly coastal stations heard so far. FMA shows it only as Z-95, 6 kW.

2021, 95.3, ad for Hunting Hog Golf Club, and The Pavilion (restaurant?) near the ninth hole, phone 749-1900. That info leads to Ashland VA, just north of Richmond, i.e. WKHK, Colonial Heights-Richmond, 47 kW, says FM Atlas. Colonial Heights is on the other side of Richmond, south. The third time I heard it, decided they were saying ``Hunting Hawk Golf Club`, slightly more upscale, and that checks out. Then mentioned near highways 64 and 295 (Interstates) and that totally clinches it. Also mentioned another hiway, and Innsbruck(?), then fadeout. 

2024, 97.3, RDS: 97.3 THE EAGLE --- country music playing: BLAKE SHELTON / HONEY BEE. Must be WGH-FM, nice call! Which FM Atlas has as Eagle 97 FM, Newport News-Hampton Roads-Norfolk.

2026, 97.5, PSA For Piedmont Casa(?), 971-7515; ID for Charlottesville Radio Group, community awareness; mentions Bubble Wilson, hard-sell ad by Charlie Obaugh Chevy in Waynesboro for 42 mpg vehicle. Phone and Piedmont CASA lead to = Court Appointed Special Advocates, for children.

So station is WWWV, Charlottesville VA, `3WV` per FM Atlas, 8.9 kW. I wonder how accurate their time signals are? I should also have been getting WBRA-DT on channel 3, but my setup is logistically inconvenient to DX FM and TV at the same time.

2155, 97.3, mixing with Aguascalientes (see MEXICO), phone number 910 332-2387 promo for Cumulus radio group jobs. This leads to Wilmington NC, i.e. WMNX, 100 kW.

2159, after an hour of Mexican TV and FM DX, a last gasp from the east, on 90.5, brief fade-in just for ID, ``WDLL, Dillon``, religious. That`s 25 kW direxional, from Dillon SC (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. AM and DRM frequencies reversed: May 23 at 0553 and also after 0600, RNZI in DRM on 11720-11725-11730, AM on 11675 mentioning Christchurch! Another programming mixup, or deliberate? Not shown as such on the website. This QRMed NHK in French on 11730 via FRANCE, instead of BBC Arabic on 11680, altho the latter was still getting some analog NZACI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615, May 23 at 1333, Qur`an by a cantor with a rather unpleasant nasal sound, better than // 17625, better than // 17895, all BSKSA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9680 and 9715, WYFR, May 23 at 0558 with flutter, quite unusual from Okeechobee, southerly single-hop site. Usually these are loud and clear, sometimes not, but lacking flutter. Perhaps a reflexion of Brother Camping`s instability. K index at 06 was only 1, SF = 85, says WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, WTWW: George McClintock advised me May 23 at 1527 that this frequency would be testing off and on today; it ran beautifully yesterday for nine hours, and may also be on all-night; however, not on when I checked at 1942 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 13730, while Vatican Radio via CANADA was in unscheduled Spanish after 1200 Sunday May 22, on Monday May 23 at 1205 it was back to English, news about Syria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9320, May 23 at 0601, extremely strong S9+25 open carrier with slight fading, stronger than 9330 WBCQ; at 0608, 9320 making some digital noises, probably Cuban or US spy transmitter as heard occasionally on other 9, 11 MHz frequencies late at night. Before that, I could detect local audio mix from ESPN Radio, KCRC 1390 on that carrier, presumably occurring inside receiver (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11500, May 23 at 1209 and 1253 all I can hear is a fair open carrier with a bit of hum. Either: V. of Russia in English via TAJIKISTAN, losing modulation; or: Firedrake against Sound of Hope, also lacking modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14505-USB, May 23 at 1247, two-way in colloquial Spanish so hard to understand, one with some lite engine noise in background enough to keep the vox on during his pauses. Mentioned kilos, but also pescados, so narcotraffickers or fishing poachers; or both? Still going at 1310 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14970, May 23 at 0551, weak oscillating tones much like the jamming in the 0430-0530 hour on 13730 against R. Dabanga for Sudan via UAE; 14970 is of course a Firedrake frequency elsewhen, but maybe coincidental. Furthermore, DX Mix News reports that R. Dabanga has moved to 15550, still via UAE; and still // 13620 via Madagascar, the only one we get here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###