domenica 31 luglio 2011

Radio Afghanistan external service resumed

6100 1527-1607 AFG R.Afghanistan, Kabul, 31/07, local OM singing, then English with news at 1530, Afgnan traditional song, OM talk about Ramadan, and one western pop song (tentaive ID at 1555'58 as "The International service of National Radio of Afghanistan"), 1600'24 music and Urdu service  - poor at the beginning, then fair and almost good after 1600 with local noise, KRE in the background and CRI on 6095 till 1557

Mikhail Timofeyev
Drake R8A and 30 m long wire
(via HCDX)

Glenn Hauser logs July 30-31, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake July 31; poor propagation and not as many audible as usual; before 1230:
11500, fair at 1221
12900, fair at 1223; none in the 13s
14700, fair at 1225, none higher

Before 1330:
10300, very good at 1317
11500, missing at 1317
12900, good at 1318
13850, very poor at 1321 // 12900; WWCR not making it on 13845; none higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, July 31 at 1435, CRI relay mixing Chinese and English is back; was missing 24 hours earlier.

11760, RHC Esperanto reconfirmed Sunday July 31 at 1521 in YL announcement after music: only the first word did it, ``Saluton``.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VENEZUELA [non]

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 12015, July 31 at 1314 nothing but a het, the stronger signal on the lo side, about 12014.8. Aoki shows both VOK Kujang and VOR via Samara during this hour. I`ll bet I know which one is off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 11880, Sunday July 31 at 1240, REE with `Amigos de la Onda Corta` via COSTA RICA, news item about R. Taiwan International. I quickly check // 11910 via CHINA, and can barely hear it there. So the PRC axually transmitted a non-hostile mention of the enemy. REE is in bed with the ChiCom for relay exchanges, presumably protecting it from jamming; is that explicitly in the contract? One might ask the same about Canada and China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 13730, July 31 at 0455, R. Dabanga best heard yet on this frequency, synchronized // 13620 via MADAGASCAR which has the usual tone jamming, but no jam audible on 13730. Scatterbrain Dabanga is over-produced with echo-chamber, cutting every few sex between talk and music clips. At 0457 the signal on 13730 abruptly drops to much weaker without any break. This contradicts the expanded schedule as of July 18 in DXLD 11-29 which showed 13730 not starting until 0500 via Wertachtal.

However, latest HFCC info on 13730 since 18 July does show 13730 at 0430-0459 [sic] as 250 kW, 340 degrees from Madagascar, 0500[sic]-0557 as 250 kW, 150 degrees from Wertachtal; no longer UAE site on this frequency at all. BOTH 13620 and 13730 via MDC during the first semi-hour correlates with equal reception now and synchronization.

As for 13620, HFCC shows 0430-0527, 250 kW, 330 degrees [10 away from 13730 bearing] from Madagascar, 0530[sic]-0557, 500 kW, 156 degrees from Nauen, GERMANY. This one also really starts 3 minutes earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, July 31 at 1227, altho most signals on 19m are very poor or absent, even CUBA, VOT is surprisingly good with IS; 1230 sign-on by live OM, who still hasn`t engaged brain, and continues to read outdated script claiming the time is 1330 and the frequencies are 15520 and 15450. Following news dominated by mass resignation of Turkish military leadership. Delivery is hesitant, almost off-the-cuff, as if he might be translating on the fly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. Re previous report, what is BBC doing on 15370, Saturdays only at 13-16?

Hi Glenn, Regarding your query in logs July 29/30, I've looked at the Sentech website and they show no A11 BBC WS transmissions on 15370 Saturdays; in fact they show no transmissions on 15370 for anyone at any time.
Be aware that this website is not entirely reliable; for example they still show 702 Talk Radio on mediumwave, although it moved to 92.7 FM some 3 or 4 years ago, and is shown as such on their own Gauteng region FM section of the webpage! So it is not conclusive that they have nothing on 15370 (Bill Bingham, Johannesburg RSA, July 30, DX LISTENING DIGEST) In fact:

Hi all, BBC in French, not Somali
1300-1600 on 15370 MEY 250 kW / 020 deg Sat only

BBC in English, not Somali
1300-1400 17680 CYP 300 kW / 160 deg Sat only
BBC in Somali
1400-1500 17680 CYP 300 kW / 160 deg Sat only // 11860 & 15420 both SEY
BBC in English, not Somali
1500-1600 17680 CYP 300 kW / 160 deg Sat only
73! (Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, July 30, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Ivo also attaches clips of these frequencies from remote monitoring archives for July 30:

7-30 1305, 15370 BBC French, not Somali
7-30 1406, 15370 BBC French, not Somali
7-30 1508, 15370 BBC French, not Somali

7-30 1302, 17680 BBC English, not Somali
7-30 1407, 17680 BBC Somali
7-30 1506, 17680 BBC English, not Somali

So it appears the 3-hour Saturday Somali broadcast has been cut to one hour in the middle, on a different frequency via a different site, while the South Africa relay on 15370 has been changed to French; why? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1575 monitoring: reconfirmed on WTWW-1, 5755, good signal UT Sunday July 31 after 0400, preceded by the usual automated announcement from SFAW about sorcery on the streets of Washington DC. Standard disclaimer.

Remaining SW broadcasts this week: UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; on WRMI 9955: Sunday 1530, 1730; Monday 1130, 1530, 2130; Tuesday & Wednesday 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LI STENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. While I was reconfirming RHC Esperanto, July 31, also checked the `Aló, Presidente` frequencies, at 1520, and all were silent: 11690, 13680, 13750, 15370, 17750. Altho El Hugazo has returned to Caracas and made some public appearances, it`s unclear whether he will resume the program, and if he does, whether RHC will resume SW broadcasting it. Show website
still has not been updated since June 12 announcement that it would not appear that day due to emergency surgery; and the last one archived is #375, tho finding its original date is difficult.

So far, all the daily RNV relays via Cuba checked have continued absent. If anyone does hear one, make sure to report it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Ascolti AM Luca Botto Fiora

Ascolti AM (orari UTC)

Venerdì 22 luglio 2011
01.10 - 6190 kHz
R. NEDERLAND - Greenville-NC (USA)
Olandese, commenti sportivi OMs.
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente
Co-ch Deutschlandfunk.


Lunedì 25 luglio 2011
04.30 - 11560 kHz
MIRAYA FM - Kopani (Ucraina)
Arabo/Inglese, nxs OM e mx afropop.
Segnale sufficiente-insufficiente


Martedì 26 luglio 2011
15.45 - 11905 kHz
SRI LANKA BC - Trincomalee
Inglese, tk OM e mx pop UK.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
21.22 - 6940 kHz
Inglese, annuncio OM "six-nine-four-five"!
Segnale sufficiente-buono
Ex 6945? Errore? Test nuova frequenza?

Luca Botto Fiora

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

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Tips"Girolla"Log Buccinasco

30/07/2011 2147   4835     VL8A    Alice Springs,NT            AUS Relay ABC    SUFF                                   
30/07/2011 2158   4845,2           R Culturas Ondas Tropicas   B    Manaus - px locale mx   SUFF                        
30/07/2011 2117   4885             R Clube do Parà Belem       B   px locale mx   SUFF                                 
30/07/2011 2148   4910     VL8T    Tennant CreeK,NT            AUS Relay ABC   SUFF                                    
30/07/2011 2148   5025     VL8K    Katherine ,NT               AUS Relay ABC SUFF                                      
30/07/2011 2128   5940             R Missionaria               B   Camboriù -px mx  SUFF                               
30/07/2011 1815   7125             R.Guineè-Conakry            GUI px local SUFF                                       
30/07/2011 1718   7175             Voice of Broad  Masses      ERI Asmara -px mix HAM SUFF                            
30/07/2011 1721   7295             Traxx FM Kuala Lampur       MLA px mx +ID    Buono                                   
30/07/2011 1854   9745             R Bahrain Ras Hayan         BHR  px mx locale  SUFF                                  
30/07/2011 2139   10000    PPE     DSHO-Rio de Janeiro         B    bip bip + ID+Time Buono                              
30/07/2011 2134   11765           Super R Deus e Amor         B   Curitiba-px locale SUFF                            
30/07/2011 2141   11780            R Nacional Amazonia         B   Brasilia-px talk SUFF                               
30/07/2011 2123   13362            AFRTS-Barrigada             GUM  relay   SUFF                                        
30/07/2011 1713   15190            R.Incofidencia              B   Belo Horizonte +ID px mx SUFF                       
30/07/2011 1829   15190            Radio Pilipinas             PHL px locale + ID "Radio Pilipinas........  Buono       
30/07/2011 1834   15344,25         RAE -Buenos Aires           ARG  px mx in S  Buono                                       
30/07/2011 1710   26000            R.Maria Andrate             I    relay FM  SUFF                                      
30/07/2011 1740   27000            UNID                          I ? TX vicino a MILANO ?mx rlg no CB in FM !Buono                                   
30/07/2011 1738   27890            UNID                        IRL/UK? messa in inglese in FM  Buono                        
30/07/2011 1730   27930            UNID                        IRL/UK?  Messa in Inglese  in FM  Buono       

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Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake July 30; poor propagation at first, but came up with some `new` frequencies, prompted by choices of jamming victims, as SARFT is totally reaxionary:

Before 1200:
16100, JBA at 1150. NO others found 10-19 MHz, altho CNR1 and CRI had some signals on 13590, 13720, 15250, 15480, 15670. Only poor signals from anywhere at this hour above 15 MHz

Before 1230:
11500, fluttery carrier at 1221, but no music. NO others found up to 18 MHz by 1225

Before 1330:
15280, fair with flutter at 1327 [see 15290 below]

15425, poor at 1327. Yes, not 15430 as previously; had to make sure on YB-400 rather than parallax on the FRG-7; no others below 16 MHz. July 30 Aoki has V. of Tibet on 15427 at 1300-1306 via Tajikistan; 15430 at 1330-1400 via UAE. Close enough. Probably was same target when on 15445

Before 1400:
16100, very good with flutter at 1335
15525, very poor at 1345

15290, poor at 1347; was 15280 20 minutes earlier, above. July 30 Aoki almost accounts for these in reverse with V. of Tibet via Tajikistan at 1330-1401 on 15292, 1401-1430 on 15283; no such hets audible here

12900, very good with flutter at 1337; same site as 16100?
12025, poor at 1337 mixing with Chinese, CNR1 jammer
11500, good at 1338; no others 10-19 MHz

Before 1430:
17560, poor at 1421. Unusual spot: Nothing in July 30 Aoki to account for this but HFCC has: V. of Tibet, 250 kW, 45 degrees via Madagascar at 1400-1430

15790, poor at 1421 // 17560. Nothing in HFCC to explain it but Aoki July 30 has Sound of Hope via Tajikistan on 15795 at 1400-1430

14950, good at 1427; no others 10-19 MHz

** CUBA [and non]. More missing transmissions:

17560, July 29 at 2003, 2019, RHC to Europe absent (allowing unimpeded spash-free reception of ME music on R. Kuwait 17550 Arabic to C&W NAm). 17560 back on next day July 30 at 1936 in French.

13740, July 30 at 1428, CRI relay in English is missing. It had been on 9570 in the 12-13 hour. Now RHC itself on 13680, 13780 as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 17610, July 30 at 1152, blues song in English, poor with fades, then reggae until abrupt 1200* without any announcement; how rude! Scheduled here is RFI, 500 kW due west from Issoudun in French at 11-12 to CIRAF 7S, 8S, 10E, 11 and 12N, i.e. Enid and vicinity southward! The 270 degree bearing heads more toward Mexico/Central America. This may be another frequency for the Météo Marine weather broadcasts at 1133, more easily heard via GUF on 13640, and always filled out with RFI musique.

15515, July 30 at 1202, RFI via GUIANA FRENCH, good with clip of Pres. Obama, voice-over translation to Spanish with heavy gringo accent. Wonder who did that, the White House? Surely RFI could do better, as then followed by more news announced in proper Spanish: YL refers to US debt as ``14 billones de dólares`` --- oh oh, are they using the confusing alternate million/billion notation instead of trillion? Everybody, abandon that for unequivocal metric ``terabux``.

15300, July 30 at 1650, RFI weak in French. Mike Cooper and I are wondering what the current hours on this frequency are: is it really all the way from 04 to 20 TU as HFCC-registered, and also in Aoki, EiBi? Plus with overlapping transmissions, apparently more than one transmitter/antenna at times.

17850, July 30 at 1701, about equal collision between RFI in French direct and REE in Spanish via COSTA RICA; meanwhile, 17855, 17860, 17865, 17870, 17875, 17880, 17885, 17890 are all vacant plus many more on the lower side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 6230, July 30 at 1134, noise jamming here, presumably against unnamed S. Korean clandestine, which however, S. Hasegawa says is not on until 1200-1240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA [and non]. 6050.0, July 30 at 1130, RTM apparently back here from spate on 6049.6, as no audible het, just a subaudible one on HCJB 6050.0 with automatic 3+1 timesignal and Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15310, July 30 at 1706, hard rock with screaming, typically eclectic music of RRI, as soon IDed in passing at 1708, in Romanian, 300 kW, 285 degrees via Galbeni for France at 17-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 6220, July 30 at 1134, weak signal sounds like kids singing. Per Aoki, only here at 11-12 is YFR via Hu Wei, in Burmese.

6240, July 30 at 1134, weak signal with music, maybe Korean? No, Aoki says this one is YFR in Chinese via BauJong at 11-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KOREA NORTH 6230

** U K [non]. 15370, July 30 at 1332, 168.5 hours after last log of this weekly Saturday BBC transmission: vocal music, uncertain language but could be Somali. It`s mostly music, break at 1352 for brief announcement could have been in French; 1400 accurate 5+1 timesignal, and talk, also sounds like French intonation but can`t be sure, and signal keeps fading until just about gone by 1420.

Last week at the outset I was hearing bits of French and English, but this is scheduled at 13-16 via South Africa in Somali (HFCC); via South Africa in English (Aoki); via Cyprus in Somali (EiBi and WRTH May update). I wish those who could receive it better would resolve the language/site question, next Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, July 30 at 1143, no signal from WTJC, tho e.g. WBCQ was quite strong on 9330. Last few days, WTJC has been weakish and spurfree. Did it quit working because Jesus come to them already; a breakdown; or deliberately off for repair? Probably the middle one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, July 30 at 1139, WRMI preacher in English clear of jamming, unlike wall of noise on 9965 vs República. Now if only WRMI were free of jamming Mondays at 1130. After 1200 the jamming is back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, July 30 at 1615, `Ask WWCR` new edition #344 says: major schedule change coming August 1: Brother Scare time will be halved instead of 24/7 on WWCR-4, retaining 05-11 on 5890, 14-20 on 9980. [It was BS, no doubt, who decided to cut time on WWCR in half.]

Instead of filling with other programming, most of that time will be off the air for a while, allowing for more convenient maintenance not only of #4 transmitter, but the others by swapping them around, but continuing to operate on scheduled frequencies. Pastor Butch somebody will take one of the remaining hours at 0100 UT [9980 is currently running until 0200].

Recently found a bunch of (modulator) cards in a nail (mail?) bin needing to be rebuilt. This discovery was worth $16K, as they cost $600 each. They have now all been checked, repaired, tested and ready to use. [Unspoken of course, but my frequent complaints about WWCR-1 `squealing` have finally had an effect: It`s defective modulator cards which cause this. We`ll see if that stop. And how about the spurs?]

The 11 hours per day of down-time also provide an opportunity to test a new frequency, 17580, in the 20-22 UT period. Tests will be without any frequency-change announcements and without advance notice. They haven`t even tuned up the transmitter yet for that frequency. 17580, a rare inband channel for WWCR, has been cleared by Tom Lucey at FCC, who however thinks according to VOACAP theory, it probably won`t be effective.

Neither host can remember WWCR ever operating on 17 MHz, but maybe some listeners can: Yes, in the early years WWCR was somewhere in the 17.5s for a while, I recall, 17535? Then preferred 15 MHz. If they decide to keep it, as yet unknown whether 17580 will be OK for the B-season. [Current HFCC A-11 shows no ACI or CCI to 17580 during those hours] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, July 30 at 1709, WTWW-3 is on and still in Arabic. Originally was to be in 3-hour language blox, but is always in Arabic already when cuts on circa 1300. Guess their exact schedule is still flexible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17575, July 30 at 1644, poor signal with singing and drumming; one particular drum pitch came thru best every few sex. 1656 still similar music, 1659.6 music stops, and off at 1700* without any announcements; how rude! Uplooked later, it`s AWR in Somali via Wertachtal, GERMANY, 250 kW, 135 degrees at 1630-1700 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 15570, July 30 at 1608, fair signal in Swahili, 1611 hilife music. 1656 still going, mentions Somalia. I was wondering about this one until 1659 the VR IS played. VR A-11 schedule folder shows Kiswahili at 1600-1615, 1615 Somali on Saturday only; 1630 Amharic, Tigrino [sic] daily. HFCC says 250 kW, 139 degrees from SMG. [During the 16-17 UT hour I was on inside antenna due to much-needed T-storm dropping a semiinch of rain upon us] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 13635, July 30 at 1631, surprised to find S9+20 open carrier, strong and steady, must be from North America, then tone test on and off; 1633 Elvis song, and talk about his ``black blues``, apparently a documentary, but 1634.5 cut that off for some other music until 1635*. Left a receiver on 13635, but never came back by 1656. Such behavior likely from IBB Greenville as a test-only frequency. Nothing is scheduled on 13635 now or later from anywhere. By 1645, a similar big carrier had come up on 17820 prior to 1700 VOA Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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sabato 30 luglio 2011

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

ALBANIA   China Radio Intl Relay-CRI   6020  0330 GMT  Chinese  444  July 28  Two YLs with comments. OM with comments 0331 GMT.
BONAIRE    Radio Netherlands Intl Relay-RNI    6165  0343 GMT   Spanish  444  July 28  YL and OM with comments.
CANADA   Radio Japan Relay-NHK   5960  0320 GMT  Japanese  444  July 28  YL and OM with comments.
CHINA   China Radio Intl-CRI   5985  0325 GMT  Chinese  444  July 28  Two YLs in a conversation.
CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba-RHC   6000  0327 GMT  English  433  July 28  Two YLs comments about upcoming events to be held in Cuba.
CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba-RHC   6060  0336 GMT  Spanish  444  July 28  Two OMs in a conversation.  //6120[333].
JAPAN   Radio Nikkei   6055  0334 GMT  Japanese  333  July 28  Two OMs with comments plus vocal Music in the background.
UNITED STATES, Tennessee    WWCR-#2    5935  0316 GMT  English  444  July 28  OM preacher with comments about the devils team going after Christians.
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"

venerdì 29 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 27-29, 2011

** ANGUILLA. 11775, July 29 at 1219, Caribbean Beacon still absent. Apparently has been off both 11775 and 6090 for a few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, another week past, and Friday July 29 at 1304 check, still no LRA36 carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. I e-mailed this report to MBC, heard July 27 on CJLR3, 88.1 Prince Albert:

MBC heard directly in Oklahoma

``Harry and Abel, On July 27 at 1:12-1:25 pm CST I heard your show on Prince Albert 88.1, 1220 miles away in Enid, Oklahoma, via sporadic-E ionospheric propagation.

I thought you might like to know you were getting out this far without
benefit of the internet, altho I brought up your stream later to match to the content. Of course I don`t speak Cree, but I found what you were talking about interesting, with English words here and there.

Recording of parts of my reception for 7 minutes is at:

You can tell by the fading and imperfect reception that it came off the radio, not the internet.

This was on a portable DX-398 AM/FM/SW receiver, using only the built-in whip antenna. Not bad for 250 watts, right?

I also pick up lots of Canadian TV stations. Channels 2-6 from Sask, Alta and Manitoba were coming in before this, leading me to check the low end of the FM band.

I have also posted a full report of this event in my DX Listening Digest, under CANADA at

If you are familiar with QSLing, verification, I would appreciate a reply confirming that I heard MBC via CJLR-FM-3, either by e-mail or postal, to P O Box 1684, Enid OK, 73702 USA.

Thanks, Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO``

And got these replies from the two Cree hosts:

Wow, this is harry of mbc, that is cool. Not familiar QSLing, but I will notify. Thank u Glen. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld (Harry Opikokew, July 28, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Thanks Glen, we get a few people that come from Oklahoma to fish in northern Saskatchewan, I have had the chance to guide some of them. It's my understanding that we are currently doing some testing with our Prince Albert transmitter. I believe the watts have been increased so our signal can go out further. (The technical is not my area of expertise). In my younger days when I used to live out on the trapline around the 70's, we would put up an Ariel for our transistor radio, and we could reach stations from the states on the AM band, including Baton Rouge Louisiana, good country stations some of them (Abel Charles, July 29, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 21580, July 29 at 0545, pays to check 13m even in the nightmiddle: Chinese here peaking at S9+8 along with SAH from a second signal. Altho R. Free Asia from Pacific islands sometimes makes it, this time the CNR1 jamming is dominant. Victim is via TINIAN at 03-06. Same thing // on 17855 where RFA via SAIPAN at 03-07 normally is atop, and here RFA has more of a signal under CNR1. The CNR1 hype-style is pretty easy to recognize now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 29, after 1200:
10300, good at 1217
11500, not on at 1219, but fair at 1249
12900, good at 1221
13920, good at 1221
14950, good at 1221
15670 and 15795, at 1225 CNR1 jamming, but can`t make out any FD mix
16100, poor at 1229
16980, poor at 1229

After 1300:
11500, good at 1333, none in the 10`s
12025, very poor at 1332 mixing with CNR1(?)
12900, good at 1333
14700, good at 1330 with flutter, slightly better than 14950
14950, good at 1330
15445, no show today 1304-1325 vs Turkey 15450; good!
16100, fair at 1330
16980, fair at 1330, slightly better than 16100

** COLOMBIA. 5910, July 29 at 0530, typical HJDH music with poor signal. I don`t always hear this and wonder if it`s irregular or just depends on favorable propagation. The other HJDH on 6010 was presumably part of the weak mix with XEOI in the absence of CUBA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6010, July 29 at 0532, no RHC English; at 0534 found on 11760 instead, failed to make change at 0500. Only fair signal there squeezed between BBC 11755 and wacky wailing gospel huxter from Brasil on 11765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15530, July 29 at 0539, fair signal with YL in Spanish news about Irán, strange accent but comprehensible. This is VIRI, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Kamalabad to Spain and N Africa at 0530-0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, July 29 at 0550 I start monitoring whether I can catch IGIM coming on the air. At 0554, carrier cuts on and off about three times, no modulation. Back on for good and stays on from 0556.5 in Arabic, unseems chanting yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Some Es analog TVDX UT July 29:

0240 on 2, with antenna south, fades in Toyota ad in English, so is it XHRIO or Canada? Rotate to N and don`t get it but may have faded during those few sex. Back to south and now I hear something else in Spanish.

0359 on 2, signals come back with much more strength, CCI
0359 on 5, novela from net-5
0403 on 5, 10 kHz CCI with above; 0404 Bancómer ad; these peak SSW
0407 on 2, net-13 news mentions Juárez, but probably not XEPM
0410 on 4, different national news than on 2, CCI
0419 on 2, ``aquí en Chihuahua``, meaning state or city? XEPM or XHCH
0430 on 2, still some CCI
0432 on 2, net-13 bug; opening gone by 0445

** OKLAHOMA. 87.9, approx., July 28 at 1810, a distorted signal here with gospel-rock music, seemingly mixed with another one, first heard on caradio and perhaps coming from some other car`s RF feeder? Except it`s constant as I drive away from other cars on the main drag, and also audible on portable around home QTH. Could not make it // to any local station. Manoeuvering whip antenna got best signal from N/S, horizontal. Never heard this before in frequent DX searches including 87.7, 87.9.

Finally at 2201 UT made out ID as KYLV, 88.9 in Oklahoma City. That station is not normally audible due to ACI from 88.7 and 89.1 local translator. Apparently KYLV is putting out a spur or mixing product. I was lucky to get a local ID as it`s on the excessive ``K-love`` network. Might also come from some translator relaying KYLV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1575 monitoring: Thursday July 28 at 21-22 UT: Confirmed at 2100 on WTWW 9479, and the WTWW-1 webcast is also working now; JBA on 9955 WRMI even tho no jamming; JBA on 7415 WBCQ at 2155. [The Wed 2130 on WBCQ 7415 was replaced July 27 by an unknown amateur hymn-singing show, apparently]. 0331 UT Friday on WWRB 5051 and webcast; 5051 is rather weak and hetted.

Next airings on WRMI 9955: Fri 1430, Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730. On WTWW 5755: UT Sun 0400. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9330-CUSB, July 29 at 1217, WBCQ is dead air, or maybe just barely modulated? Still silent carrier at 1259, no ID inserted either. At 1300 flanked by VOK IS on both 9325 and 9335 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, July 29 at 1252, WTWW-3 is on in Arabic, but only fair signal with degraded propagation, not up to usual daytime level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


Un po' di QSL piu' o meno storiche tanto per gradire...

Radiodifusion Argentina al Exterior (ai tempi della guerra delle Falkland):

La Voix du Vietnam

WWV - Fort Collins

CLT - Radio Luxembourg

Radio Habana Cuba

La brutta notizia e' che il radioascolto e' morto da un pezzo. Quella buona e' che non ne abbiamo mai avuto bisogno.

My two cents

Valerio Di Stefano

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

CUBA   Radio Rebelde   5025  0435 GMT  Spanish  333  July 27  YL and OM with comments.

CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba-RHC   5040  0437 GMT  Spanish  333  July 27   OM talking to an audience which claps hands often.  OM with RHC ID 0437 GMT.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWRB  3185  0411 GMT  English  333  July 27  OM with comments in the Overcomer Ministry program.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWCR #1   3215  0422 GMT  English  333  July 27  Two OMs on selling products.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWCR #3   4840  0430 GMT  English  333  July 27  Howard with comments.  YL with comments 0432 GMT.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WTWW   5755  0440 GMT  English  433  July 27  OM with prayer and Rock of Ages singing by him.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWCR-#4   5890  0445 GMT  English  444  July 27  OM preaching in the Overcomer Ministry.  //3185[WWRB].

UNITED STATES,  Tennessee   WWCR-#2    5935  0450 GMT  English  444  July 27  Preacher talking about Moses.

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 28 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 27-28, 2011

** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 28 at 0525, no signal, just T-storm noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15240, 15160, 13690, 13630, July 28 at 0516, no signals from R. Australia, usually well audible. Suspect Shep is off the air at the moment. However, NZ on 11725 and DRM 11670-11680 were weaker than usual, so maybe propagation. At 0600 UT, WWV reported by e-mail, ``Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred`` and that was also announced at 1218 on 10000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. The sporadic-E TVDX opening from Manitoba to Alberta which was just starting in my last report continued on July 27, UT:

1550 on 3, kidvid in English, animated, voices with Canadian accents. Zap2it schedules show CBC (only) with kidvid on weekdays until local noon. I never could match listed program titles or character names, however. One of two in southern Saskatchewan.

1558 on 5, kidvid // 3 so CBC

1600 on 3, more animated kidvid in English (so not CBWFT Winnipeg)

1606 on 2, `Hospital for Sick Kids` show as listed for CKND2 Manitoba

1700 on 4, celebrity gossip show, captioned BERGERON --- it`s `The View` from the NW, i.e. CTV net, i.e. CFCN Calgary AB, for which time fits, not CTV in Manitoba, CKYB.

1723 on 6, soap opera? Close-ups of actors

1732 on 4, CBC kidvid; offset plus or minus due to narrow beat bars. There are two CBC in Sask, offset plus and minus

1744 on 6, CTV program promo for a Dance show. There are two in Sask.

1756 on 3, French audio mixing with CCI; likely CBWFT but there are others in Manitoba, Saskatchewan

1800 on 2, `The Talk`, CBS`s answer to ABC`s `The View`; 1824 ad/PSA for Parks Canada in Manitoba. Again CKND2 as scheduled. Almost // to KWTV-39 OKC; 1842 still `The Talk`

1825, still weak CCI up to channel 6, peaking NNW

1832 on 4, CBC news

1846 on 2, Global, PSA on big switch to digital August 31; consult Likely CKND2 again rather than CICT in AB.

None of these signals were very strong, but since MUF kept reaching channel 6, I started checking FM and got one good catch on 88.1; see separate entry

1935, MUF has dropped to ch 3, and by 1940 below channel 2
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Sporadic E TVDX had been incoming a few hours from prairie provinces occasionally up to channel 6, so altho never very strong, tried FM`s lowest channel 88.1, clear here except for ACI from YFR translator on 88.3, and:

1912 UT, fade-in bits of talk neither in English nor French! But first English word coming thru was a troubling one, heroin; then mentioned Public Safety Commission, Canada Border Services Agency, SUVs; 1916 Jimmy`s Cultural, [but could not find it nor .ca nor spelling variants]; 1917 played some rustic dance music, otherwise hard to describe, [but like the intro music autolaunching on website]; 1920 mentioned La Ronge, so now I know what it is. 88.1 in Sask is CJLR-FM-3 in Prince Albert; FM Atlas says only 250 watts! Then country music in English. Soon found website
and also live stream
which matched a few seconds apart.

MBC is Missinipi Broadcasting Corp. Website also has map of Sask and separate list of frequencies by town, which do not all match. Map has Prince Albert on 88.1, but not the list, outdated? Map even shows a ``99.8`` in Uranium City, which if true would be a standout DX catch from the far north. But the community list has MBC there on 101.1. FM Atlas does not have any MBC frequency in that town. Nor does, where we see that the base station of MBC in La Ronge on 89.9, CJLR itself, is only 216 watts. MBC must really be into lots of low-power transmitters, all over the province except the south where only in Saskatoon and Regina. Map does not show one in Yorkton, but community list and streamer at top of homepage do, on 92.9.

Clicking on Languages at gets to two separate pages; Does this mean the rest of the schedule of MBC is fully in English? Despite all the stuff on the website there is no complete program schedule grid (that I can find).

``ACHIMOWIN PROGRAM 1 to 3 p.m. Weekdays on MBC

The "Achimowin" program is the first level of information services to the Cree listeners of northern & central Saskatchewan. It covers national, regional, and local news; in-depth discussions; phone-in-shows; remote broadcasts; sports; weather; and special programs on the environment, holistic healing, education, etc.

The "Achimowin" program reflects what the community is thinking, saying and feeling. It covers issues that are totally relevant to northern people. This is all done in the context of serving the Cree speaking people of northern Saskatchewan. The Achimowin Show has been a major part of MBC broadcasts since 1984.

It should be noted that the Achimowin Show compliments Cree language retention endeavors that are undertaken by educational institutions/bands/agencies. It goes as far as laying new ground in terms of "inventing" new & contemporary terminology!
Contact: Harry Opikokew at
or Abel Charles at

Listen Monday to Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 for the
Missinipi Achimowin Program!``


2 to 3 p.m. weekdays broadcasting live to 9 Saskatchewan Dene Communities
3 to 4 p.m. weekdays on the full MBC Radio Network

The Dene Honi program focuses on happenings in and around the Dene communities of northern Saskatchewan. We provide timely information and tell stories in the Dene language covering topics as diverse as current affairs, political issues, past stories, the history of politics, and Dene peoples' traditions & customs.

The Honi program which has been a part of the airwaves at MBC since 1985 features international, national and local news, weather (long term and current), the people of the North that we interview, native, non-native country music, call-in Shows, elders' views and opinions, etc.

The importance of this Dene Honi program is to keep our traditions and culture alive for the future generations and to keep our listeners up to date of what is happening around them in their very own language.

Contact Kevin Fontaine at
Listen for the Dene Honi 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday on MBC !``

Since I was listening between 1 and 2 pm CST, it must have been the Cree ACHIMOWIN PROGRAM.

Opening lasted a little longer: at 1924, mentioned several events August 8-12; 88.1 fading now, so I listen a bit longer to the webstream:

1933 brief English ID mentioning one of their dozens of frequencies, 92.7 somewhere. 1934, Gold Eagle Casino ad with SFX of slot machines(?); another GEC ad came over a few minutes later. OK: this is not a non-commercial band in Canada.

Before 88.1 faded, I tried the other Prince Albert FM frequencies in FM Atlas, but nothing made it: 90.1 and 92.5 collide with OK stations, nor 99.1, 101.5. Seems the MUF barely entered the FM band.

I taped some of it off 88.1, and was prepared to ask the Real DXers if they could ID the language, but unfortunately that is not necessary. Clip of the DX here anyway:
It`s 1.1 MB, 7+ minutes combining 4 clips at fade-ins; ID as MBC and mentioning Lac La Ronge is at 2:12.

I wanted to sign their guest book that I had picked up MBC direct thru the ionosphere way off in OK, but it took a long time to load. Finally used max 255 characters to say:

``Enjoyed listening to CJLR-3 88.1 in Prince Albert. You may find this hard to believe but I heard it in Enid, Oklahoma, direct thru the sporadic-E layer of the ionosphere, 1965 km away during an opening from 1:12 to 1:25 pm July 27 during the Cree show.`` Clicked SEND tho and nothing happened. Sure enough it doesn`t show when you go back and look at the entries, last one in April. So I try sending it once more.

Listed at ---
Prince Albert, SK CJLR-FM-3 0.249/0.249 21.00/21.00 53-11-40.00N 105-46-44.00W CA-OP CJLR (MBC aboriginal)
which means only 249 watts H&V (ERP or not?) at 21 meters above average terrain. Looking thru the FM Atlas listings, it appears that almost all entries have powers rounded off so they end in -0!

Geo coordinates make the distance to Enid 1965 km = 1220 statute miles. Of course, the propagation path was somewhat longer, going up to the E-layer and back; the midpoint over central South Dakota.
Surface miles per watt = 4.90 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 28; before 1200:
10300, good at 1133
11500, fair at 1133
12600, good at 1136
14700, good at 1142
14970, fair at 1141
15670, poor at 1144 under CNR1 jamming
15800, fair at 1144

After 1200:
15670, at 1202 FD is off, only CNR1 heard with funny music, ID, kids voices --- seems to be an 8 pm staple in China before kids` bedtime? Even the children speak Chinese!
11500, fair at 1213
10300, good at 1215

After 1300:
15760, very good at 1328-1330*
15670, poor under CNR1 at 1328-1330*
15565, very poor at 1328-1330*
15545, fair at 1328-1330*
15445, very good at 1329-1330*

After 1330:
14700, very good at 1332
14950, good at 1332; none in the 12, 13s
16100, fair at 1333
16980, very good at 1333; none in the 17s or 18s

** CYPRUS. 16925-16950, July 28 at 0514, lo-pitched OTH radar pulses presumed from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, July 28 at 1116, R. Truth is already on with English ID by OM, contact info asking for reports; followed by YL in German, OM in Italian, YL in ??, OM in Japanese, OM in vernacular; 1121 hymn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 6120, July 28 at 1221, R. Japan, NHK World via Sackville to NAm is JBA; yet 9695 direct to Asia is very good! Something is amiss with RJ`s frequency planning. Item about instant curry with voice-over clips from Portuguese, which apparently has become the #3 language in Japan; then on whether to put ice in beer like they do in Vietnam; 1228 outro as `Radio Japan Focus`, which is the weekday magazine; 1230 Sakura, and opening in Thai (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 6050-, RTM must have resumed its off-frequency transmitter for I am again hearing the het upon HCJB, and seems about the same pitch as before, July 28 at 1123. On July 20 and 21, Ron Howard had them on exactly 6050.0 instead of 6049.6. Apparently temporarily with a different transmitter capable of better accuracy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. After big Canadian opening earlier July 27, just bits of Mexican TV DX appeared UT July 28:
0105 on 2, some Spanish from the south
1405 on 2, tune-in to lite CCI, 1413 identifiable as net-2 bug UR

** PHILIPPINES. 12150, July 28 at 1208, VOA news in English with report from State Dept correspondent on what to do about North Korea; accompanied by a pulsing buzz, one might have guessed was jamming, but I think it was transmitter or modulation defect. Next item at 1211 on train crash in China had less or no buzz. Site is Tinang, PHILIPPINES, 250 kW due west (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** ROMANIA. 17510, July 28 at 1145, raucous Romanian folk music. Now I`m awake! // weaker 15210; 1147 English announcement, introducing ``from Radio Romania`s golden tape library, a wooing song`` on `The Skylark` weekly show on Thursdays. Another short song before cut at 1152 to `Football Flash`: Romania is ranked #53 by FIFA, congrats! Both frequencies are 300 kW, 307 degrees from TIG toward UK, and consequently USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. Correcting one time typo in previous report: 9685, UT Wed July 27 at 0059, IRS IS variations, VG signal, 0100 Serbian announcement mentioning three kHz-frequencies (must be merging different times, as really only one at a time), and unlike last week`s extended broadcast, continues modulating instead of dead air, rechecked at 0112, 0123 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 17760, July 28 at 1154, almost sufficient reception of BBCWS `From Our Own Correspondent` with report from very remote Rodrigues Island, then about the Hutterite sect on the prairies of Canada, originally from Tyrol. Seems a lot of the women have bald spots they cover with buns. Cut off the air at 1159:30*.

I certainly was not expecting the site to be Thailand, as uplooked later in HFCC: 250 kW, 25 degrees so it is also USward, at 09-12. Thus the propagation gods thwart BBC`s attempts once again to remain unlistenable in North America on SW. And, I cannot recommend `FOOC` highly enough; now scattered thruout the schedule at :50 past certain hours, as other programmmes have been cut to less than 20 minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, WTWW missing, July 28 at 1325 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1575 monitoring: First airing confirmed on WRMI 9955 webcast, 0330 UT Thursday July 28. Next ones: Thu 1500, 2100, Fri 0500, 1430, Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730.

On WTWW: Thu 2100 on 9479, UT Sun 0400 on 5755
On WBCQ: Thu 2130 on 7415, UT Mon 0300v on 5110v-CUSB
On WWRB: UT Fri 0330 on 5051
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830
[The Wed 2130 on WBCQ 7415 was replaced July 27 by an unknown amateur hymn-singing show, apparently] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. RNV transmissions via CUBA still AWOL July 28: 6060 at 1138, just a weak something else, in Indonesian? No, must be the `Filipino` service of CRI as listed in Aoki. 11705 at 1231, zilch. Finally checked the last remaining broadcast, 1900 on 15290, and it too was absent at 1920 July 28 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA    Radio Australia-Shepparton   15515  2159 GMT  English  444  July 25   Two YLs in a conversation.  YL with an ID as Australia News.  //15230[433] Shep, 13630[433]Shep.

BONAIRE   Radio Japan-NHK Relay   15265  2206 GMT  Japanese  433  July 25  Two OMs with comments.

CANADA   Radio Canada Intl-RCI   15455  2200 GMT  Spanish  433  July 25  YL with RCI ID.  YL and OM with comments 2204 GMT.

GREECE   Voice of Greece   13630  2155 GMT   Greek  333  July 25  OM with comments followed by Greek Folk music.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   13640  2225 GMT  Japanese  444  July 25  Two YLs in a conversatio. Japanese music 2227 GMT. Then two YLs in a conversation.

SPAIN   Radio Exterior Espana-REE   15110  2215 GMT  Spanish  444  July 25  Two YLs in a conversation in the Diaria program.

UNITED STATES, Florida   AFRTS   12133 USB   2228 GMT  English  333  July 25  OM with comments.

UNITED STATES, North Carolina    RADIO MARTI   119330  2231 GMT  Spanish  333  July 25  OM with an ID then into comments. Also a YL with comments 2233 GMT.

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"

mercoledì 27 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2011

** CANADA. Sporadic E analog video on channel 2 begins to show before 1530 UT July 27; antenna south and I wait for Spanish to develop, but at 1537 it`s clearly English with WorldVision infomercial, sponsor-a-child, so rotate to north, and signal is much stronger. Soon obviously Canadian-orientated per mentions, website and phone 1-800-307-8183. Checking zap2it program listings, not Regina, but fits for CKND in Manitoba, a full hour of World Vision at 10-11 am CDT. By 1547, also weaker signals up to channel 5; the rest to be in my next report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 27: Sixteen! at once in axion before 1300; is something extra-sensitive in the news currently?

 7470, poor with flutter at 1242. Rarely heard here: I previously logged last October 8 and Feb 28 around same time. Target must still be RFA Tibetan via Mongolia per Aoki. Never in HFCC are RFA transmissions via that confidential country! Might upset neighbors. Being a `free` country already, Mongolian language itself would be off-topic on RFA.

11500, poor at 1249 // 7470; none in between

11990, fair at 1254, mixing with CNR1 jamming, // 11500. 11990 is vs VOA Chinese via Saipan, which is also on 12040 via Tinang, but only CNR1 jamming audible there, plus RHC, Commies vs Commies!

12270, poor at 1255
13130, very good at 1257
13830, fair at 1257
13920, very good at 1257
14700, very good at 1257
14950, poor at 1257
15545, poor at 1258
15970, very good at 1258
16100, very good at 1258
16980, very good at 1258
17170, JBA at 1259
18180, JBA at 1259

After 1300:
 7470, very poor at 1308; see above; suspect stayed on thru hourtop
11990, see above; now CNR1 echo-jamming only; VOA now via Novosibirsk
12025, poor at 1310 mixing with some talk; Tibetan via Kuwait?
13830, fair at 1312
15445, good at 1315, ruining much weaker neighbor Turkey 15450
15565, fair at 1315

Before 1400 (may have missed some weaker ones due to TVI on now):
15900, fair at 1352; none higher
15525, poor at 1352
14700, fair at 1354
13920, very good at 1354
13830, poor at 1354
13130, very good at 1354
11500, poor at 1357

** INDONESIA. 9526-, July 27 at 1245, VOI with improved signal to S9+18, such that intermittent audio dropouts (IADs) during music could still be observed, then Special Japanese announcement. By 1304 in English had faded considerably, reading S9+15 but tough copy due to undermodulation, fading, noise level, accent. Unseemed news but a discourse on the Dutch colonial era, too long either to have been `Today in History` segment normally appearing after the news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO [and non]. 15345v, July 26 at 2059-2101* Arabic singing from IMM, modulation cut at 2100 sharp, and carrier off at 2101*. Had het on lo side from Argentina, then left in the clear with very weak signal.

As it precesses earlier and earlier by the Western calendar, Ramadan is nigh. This will lead to schedule changes on some SW services. Morocco`s SW broadcasts, being relays of domestic service, shift one hour as DST comes and goes. This summer, 15345 has been closing around 2100 instead of 2200 UT, but we may soon find it lasting again until 2200:

``Morocco will probably end DST before the start of Ramadan in 2011. Ramadan begins on August 1, 2011. Morocco's daylight saving schedule ended before the start of Ramadan in 2009 and 2010. will provide updates on DST in Morocco when information becomes available.``
Also listing July 31 as the last day of UT+1 there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 9685, UT Wed July 27 at 0059, IRS IS variations, VG signal, 1000 Serbian announcement mentioning three kHz-frequencies (must be merging different times, as really only one at a time), and unlike last week`s extended broadcast, continues modulating instead of dead air, rechecked at 0112, 0123 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, July 27 at 1256 tuneby in Firedrake search, WTWW was on in Arabic Bible, somewhat distorted, but at next pass 1310 it was off, clearing frequency for CODAR pulses. Still or again off at 1356 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, July 27 at 1314, WWCR-1 is VG with Es-enhancement, splattering above and below, and weak modulation on 15810, 15840 spurs also audible, but no distorted spur field further down or up the band. Let`s hope those have been permanently fixed, as they interfered with many other stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non!]. Re my previous report, RNV via CUBA missing: we have checked most of the scheduled broadcasts and they are all missing:

``Summer Schedule 2011
Spanish/English Days Area kHz
1000-1100 daily Am  6180hab – not on July 27 at 1043
1100-1200 daily Am  6060hab - not on July 27 at 1147
1200-1300 daily Am 11705hab - not on July 27 at 1250
1500-1600 daily Am 11680hab - not on July 26 at 1504, July 27 at 1524
1900-2000 daily Am 15290hab - not checked yet
2000-2100 daily Am 17705hab - not on July 26 at 2054, tho RHC was on
                              17560, Arabic with squeal
2200-2300 daily Am 11670hab - not on July 26 at 2259
2300-2400 daily Am 13680hab, 15250hab`` -- not on July 26 at 2330, tho
                              RHC itself was on 13670, et al.

We can only speculate on the reason: agreement/contract expired? El Hugazo applied cost instead to medical bills in Cuba? RHC transmitter(s) down and this lowest-priority service is suspended? (Even tho RHC runs half-a-dozen simultaneously for itself.) Installing new transmitters/antennas so some old ones have to be turned off? Program produxion in Caracas suspended for some reason? Just summer vacations? Saving up for expenses of own new site under construxion in Calabozo?

Will Arnie Coro explain what`s happening on DXers Unlimited? Of course not! He finally posted a new script on his blog for July 19, having missed every twice-a-week since November 28, except May 8, pleading ``require valuable time required for many other duties to be used for updating it...`` ---

Since he keeps writing (or recycling) scripts for all the broadcasts, merely posting them should not be that time-consuming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

martedì 26 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 26, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake, July 26: local noon-hour:
16980, very poor at 0455; no others found 19-12 MHz

Before 1300: all checked were // and if unchecked still sounded //.
16100, just barely audible at 1251
15800, very poor at 1248; meanwhile only CNR1 on 15795 vs India
15550, fair at 1248
14950, very good at 1255
14700, poor at 1255
13920, good at 1254
13130, fair at 1254
12900, good at 1254
11500, good at 1257; none in the 10`s

After 1300:
11500, poor at 1333; no 12`s except 12025 or 13`s at 1319 or later

12025, very poor at 1311 under CNR1 jamming which is // 11990, 12040. 12025 probably stayed on at hourtop as previously observed. The question is whether RFA Tibetan via Kuwait was really there. As of July 23, Ivo Ivanov had that on new 13795, frequency-hopping instead of 15230, 11520, 12025 previously.

14400, good at 1314 and 1333
14700, very poor at 1314, 1333
15285, poor at 1345

15445, good at 1314, well over weak Turkey 15450, but off at 1330. Same behaviour as previous appearances on 15430 tho not daily, presumably vs V. of Tibet via UAE as in Aoki, which however used to start rather than stop at 1330. VOT on 15445 today? Aoki dated July 26 at 0200 does not yet have FD or any target on 15445.

15525, fair at 1342; was not on at 1331 when checking the next two:
15545, poor at 1315; off at 1331 check
15565, good at 1315, off at 1331 check

** INDONESIA. 9526-, July 26 at 1305, it`s Tuesday, so I struggle to hear very poor VOI signal and whether they are still doing the RRI Banjarmasin hookup. Dead air at first, then beeps as in phone busy signal; 1306 a bit of music and talk, very poor and it`s either in Indonesian or heavily-accented English. Not worth any further effort to understand (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 12065, July 26 at 1252, weak station in English with a het on the hi side; Aoki shows only V. of Russia on 12065, via Chita, but supposed to be in Vietnamese at 12-13, English at 11-12 and 13-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13620, July 26 at 0458, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, again has the continuous tone jammer underneath.

BTW, Ivo Ivanov reports that this week, July 25-29 there is a special additional transmission, which he heard at 1651 July 25:
``1630-1725 on 11555 MDC 250 kW / 000 deg to EaAf Mon-Fri``

** U S A. 12100, July 26 at 0459, good signal from WTWW-3 in Portuguese Bible readings, declining to fair at 0515, poor at 0530 English ID and switch to Bible in English.

Now there is something strange interfering: six rising tones, repeating over and over, from carrier about 12102. With BFO tuned slightly above it, I hear six descending tones. As I start to time how many times per minute, they stop abruptly after three of them at 0533:10*. (Altho CODAR also infests the area, this was not that.)

And altho fade-down of WTWW signal during that semihour indicates it might have stayed on all night but becoming inaudible, when 12100 checked next at 1251, not on. Kept a receiver on frequency and it cut on at *1304 without sign-on, joining Arabic Bible in progress (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 11705, July 26 at 1257, RNV via CUBA again missing; might have just signed off but normally runs late rather than early. How about the next broadcast at 1500 on 11680? NO, not there either July 26 at 1504 --- just some North Korean operatic singing.

Now we need to confirm whether any of the other RNV transmissions are still on the air. During its entire existence, RNV has NEVER been willing or able to publish or announce its own schedule accurately! Instead it was assembled by monitoring by yours truly, and subsequently published by WRTH and other references, including the WRTH A-11 update v.2; the nominal schedule has really not changed at all in many years:

``Summer Schedule 2011
Spanish/English Days Area kHz
1000-1100 daily Am  6180hab
1100-1200 daily Am  6060hab
1200-1300 daily Am 11705hab
1500-1600 daily Am 11680hab [this one was always missing on Sundays]
1900-2000 daily Am 15290hab
2000-2100 daily Am 17705hab
2200-2300 daily Am 11670hab
2300-2400 daily Am 13680hab, 15250hab``

Also, two audio clips of interviews by RNV officials on the 880 station in Caracas, via
via Horacio A. Nigro, dxldyg, update us on progress in constructing RNV`s own SW site in the middle of Venezuela; I never heard the place ``Calabozo`` mentioned in connexion with this. The audio is very low on both clips via embedded players, so I had to put on headset and turn the volume all the way up. My summary translations:

First one is 10 minutes from 13 July 2011, interview with Daniel Peralta, chief of RNV Canal Internacional:

The new station is in response to ``systematic attacks on our country``. Model is RHC, which went 24 hours after the Honduran coup, as the ``only source`` for the Honduran people on what was really happening.

Everything should be ready to go by the end of October or beginning of November 2011. Programming will be fed live via satellite from Caracas. There will be a 2-hour program in Spanish repeated several times, including one hour of news, 20 minutes daily of speeches by Chávez, and 30 minutes of music: 2 days a week from Caribbean, 2 days from Venezuela, and 2 days from the rest of Latin America.

Also half an hour daily in English, repeated several times. Later Portuguese and French, and later still Quechua and Guarani like RHC.
[so at last English will no longer be mixed in with Spanish!]

Three antenna beams each toward the north and the south. Will cover all of N, C and S America, and reach DXers everywhere else.

Earlier 18-minute interview of 28 June last year, 2010, with Jhon [sic] Paez, in charge of the construxion:

Mostly explaining what SW is. There will be four 100 kW transmitters covering 6-21 MHz. There is room for six. Antennas will cover 6-11 or 11-21 MHz. Plans to add tropical band too for closer coverage. Mentions 3 x 50 kW for that. China supplied all the equipment; Cubans are helping install it. There are 30 construxion workers and seven maintenance personnel on site. Big building of 2,600 square somethings. The site covers 100 hectares, needs lots of room for antennas, whose towers are 100m tall and 100m apart. There will be 15 fixed antennas, aimed at such places as Los Ángeles, San Francisco, New York, Brasília, Santiago, Buenos Aires. Frequencies will vary, not selected yet. Project began in 2005 or 2006; all should be ready by the beginning of 2012y (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

lunedì 25 luglio 2011

Log Roberto Pavanello

 3901.5 24/7 22.35 Delta R. - Dutch Id e MX buono
 4700   24/7 23.15 R. San Miguel - Riberalta - SS talk OM suff.
 4716.7 24/7 23.10 R. Yatun Ayllu - Yura SS Talk OM suff.
 4845   24/7 22.45 R. Cultura - Manaus PP MX buono
 4955   24/7 22.50 R. Cultural Amauta - Huanta SS NX suff.
 5952.5 24/7 22.55 R. Pio XII - Siglo XX SS avisos suff.
 6135   24/7 23.00 R. Santa Cruz - SS ID e frequenze buono
 6255   25/7 09.20 R. Baken 16 - EE ID e suff.
 6285   25/7 09.00 R. Nordsee Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 9526   24/7 17.55 Voz de Indonesia - Jakarta SS ID e MX buono
 9645   24/7 23.05 R. Bandeirantes - Sao Paulo PP NX suff.
11750   24/7 18.00 Sri Lanka BC - Colombo Sinhala NX buono
11780   24/7 22.25 R. Nac. Amazonas - Brasilia PP calcio buono
11815   24/7 22.30 R. Brasil Central - Goiania PP MX suff.
15190   24/7 18.05 R. Pilipinas - Manila Filippino ID e NX suff.
15345   24/7 22.10 R. Nacional - Buenos Aires SS talk su cinema buono

Nei prossimi 4 week-end niente tips causa tour turistico-radiofonico in Buenos Aires e Peru.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Glenn Hauser logs July 24-25, 2011

** CANADA [and non]. 6030, UT Monday July 25 at 0548, DentroCuban pulse jamming is still going despite R. Martí silent period, but not being wall-of-noise, another broadcaster is audible underneath. It and jam fade independently, so I can tell the station is in an English adstring, with that faux-sense of urgency we also hear on CFRX 6070, as if vital info were being conveyed, so out-of-place on SW. Must be 100-watt CFVP Calgary here; 0551 mentions rodeo, I think. Also has splash from 6020-CRI via Sackville. Canadians should protect their private low-power stations much better from ACI and CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 25:
11500, good at 1313
12900, very good at 1315
14700, JBA at 1319
15565, fair at 1323
None higher or lower heard in full scan from below 8 MHz to above 17. S. Handler also reports 12900 as a new frequency today, altho I also had it on July 7 and 24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. One RHC transmitter must be down: July 25 at 0547, 6010 English is missing, and not on 11760 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA [and non]

** GERMANY. 17755, July 25 at 1328, rock music on defective transmitter, pumping as carrier level also seems to shift, in very deep fades not correlating with modulation peaks. 1330 3+1 timesignal, ID, YL talking with presumed news in Persian, during which the pumping is less noticeable. 1340 definite R. Farda ID and back to music, still breaking up. HFCC says it`s 100 kW, 77 degrees from Lampertheim at 12-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Some more sporadic-E analog TV DX, July 24, UT:

1832 on 4, fades in with soccer from SW, 10 kHz CCI; net-2. Also weak signals on 2, 3, 5

1837 on 5, net-2 with soccer // 4

1912 on 2, scenes from a rodeo, I think, rather than a bullfight, with soft-spoken narration; shortly see oval-2 bug UR with XHI-TV calls beneath. Plus a streamer across screentop, maybe additional relay IDs? Only a glimpse before faded. Ciudad Obregón, Sonora

1929 on 4, soccer from SSW, net-13. So two nets are running fútbol on a Sunday afternoon, but the big one is on net-2. 4 still in at 1949

1949 on 6, béisbol, reminding me how seldom we see BB any more on the air in USA rather than cable. Has an unfamiliar circular bug in UR; still at 2002

2001 on 4, the net-2 fútbol is Copa América from Argentina, with Uruguay one of the teams

2024 on 2, net-2 fútbol is dominating the QRM

2045 on 2, only this is left, net-2 FB from SW

2225 on 2-6, weak signals, mostly FB

2234 on 4, fútbol here much stronger than the other channels, indicating there is not a 2 at same location

2242 on 4, some non-football, think I see an f bug = net-4

2354 on 3, game show, carrying people around studio; still at 2359 with round bug UR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 17640, July 25 at 1343, BBCWS much better than usual and sufficiently listenable with report on opposition to wind power in NIMBY Wales. S9+15 signal, and occasional quick lite echo during deep fades, presumably long-path from Ascension if Seychelles stopped at 1300 as scheduled. Also has lite generator(?) hum so typical of ASCENSION. 1350 goes from `One Planet` to `From Our Own Correspondent`, fascinating report about Berlin by Steve Evans. Listened until 1430 with `World Briefing`.

Latest HFCC shows this BBCWS usage of 17640, all in English:
05-07, 300 kW, 135 degrees from Woofferton UK since 12 July
07-08, 300 kW, 177 degrees from Cyprus since 19 July
07-13, 250 kW, 270 degrees from Seychelles (note overlap if correct)
13-17, 250 kW, 114 degrees from Ascension (no second site overlap)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1574 monitoring: UT Monday July 25 at 0300, Area 51 on WBCQ 5110v-CUSB and webcast, RNI gives way to Radio Jennifer, not on schedule for this date, so WOR starts late about 0309. Please stay tuned if you don`t hear WOR at the scheduled time! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

domenica 24 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 23-24, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake July 24; before 1300:
10300, good at 1235. Had not heard this one since July 9, altho S. Handler had it on July 10.
11500, good at 1235
12900, good at 1240
14700, very good at 1242; none in the 13s
14950, good at 1242; none in the 15`s
16100, poor-fair at 1245
16980, very poor at 1245

After 1300:
16980, very poor at 1323
16100, JBA at 1324
15670, poor at 1304 mixed with CNR1 jamming; no TOH break here!
15565, poor at 1325
15545, very poor at 1325; unusual to have two at once, nearby 15565
14700, very good at 1327
13920, very good at 1328
12025, poor at 1313, mixed with CNR1 jamming, probably // 15670; very poor at 1328
11500, poor at 1328
10300, poor at 1329
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA [and non]

** CUBA [and non]. 15230, July 24 at 1307, mixing with CNR1 causing SAH, Commies vs Commies; again no listing or reason for CNR1 to be here. During ``En Contacto`` DX program from 1335, RHC briefly off the air at 1341-1343 clearing 15230 for China. Quick check of other RHC frequencies found 13680 and 13780 were still on but without modulation during this disruption amid another opus in the series ``¿Qué le ha traído a Vd. el Diexismo?`` -- What has DXing done for you? This one written but not read by Luís Cristián Alonso, Córdoba, Argentina. See also VENEZUELA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, KBSWR in English via CANADA, July 24 at 1248 is about equal level with VOK direct in Japanese, producing SAH of about 5 Hz. KBS doggedly stix to this frequency, unnecessarily clashing with the other side. I daresay Sackville is no problem for VOK reception in Japan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Not much Es TVDX but MUF briefly poked up to channel 2 around 0400 UT July 24, Spanish from the south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, July 24 at 1229, RNZI is on in program about the première of Verdi`s Aïda in Egypt in 1871y; nothing on 9655 where RNZI is supposed to be at this hour. 1231 on to interview with a film director and more cultural items. 6170 is supposed to resume at 1300, so I monitored closely before then: amid old movie music, 1257:30 cut to dead air for a minute; unaware of reality in the studio, automation at 1258:30 ran QSY announcement from ``this frequency`` to 6170! ``This is New Zealand``, bell bird IS, no carrier breaks, and 1300 news. Must be another case of misprogrammed automation. Some other monitors noted that 6170 did not change to 9655 at 1100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 13620, July 24 at 0525, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, and no tone-jamming for a change; after jingle ID, off at 0527:30* leaving only weak carrier and no modulation audible from next site, Nauen, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, after July 22`s problems getting WTWW-3 to stay on the air, checked again July 23 at 1250: not yet on. But at next check 1254 it had come on and stayed on, in Arabic. Recently has been missing after 0500, but July 24 still on at 0530, Bible in English. I think the reader mispronounced learnèd as ``learned`` in the context. Off again at 1239 check, but by 1254 it was going again, in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1574 monitoring: reconfirmed on WTWW-1, 5755, UT Sunday July 24 from 0400:42, VG reception here. Seems this is always preceded by talk about sorcery on the streets of Washington DC, break for WTWW ID, something from SFAW about gun control, then WOR.

Remaining airings this week: on 9955 WRMI, Sunday 1530, 1730 (also on WRN via SiriusXM 120); Monday 1130, 1530, 2130; Tuesday & Wednesday 1530. On Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB: UT Monday 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, WTJC continues to be a blight on the band: July 24 at 0540 check, distorted and spurring out to plus/minus 25 kHz. 1222 very distorted on fundamental and even bothering very strong WHRI 9410 which is on the air Sundays only; blocking WBCQ on 9330, QRMing YFR Taiwan 9280, and spurs audible down to 9265 where there is no WINB. Worse peaks around 9350 and 9390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, July 24 at 1309, WINB is on in the mornings now Sundays only; usual unstable carrier with BFO, and now also hit by WEWN 13580 squishy spur. WINB airing off-key hymn-singing with piano, ``What a Friend`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 11705, July 24 at 1237, RNV via CUBA missing, maybe because it`s Sunday? But not required due to transmitter usage. RHC audible as usual on 6000, 6150, 9550, 11690, 11760, 11830, 12040, 15120, 15230, 15360. Latest news from Venezuela is that their own site should be on the air by the end of this year, a couple years late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

CANADA   Radio Canada Intl-RCI   17735  2119 GMT  French  433  July 23  YL and OM with comments. //15330[444].

CHILE   CVC LA VOZ   17680  2124 GMT  Spanish  333  July 23  YL and OM with comments.

COSTA RICA   Radio Exterior Espana Relay-REE   17850  2110 GMT  Spanish  444  July 23  YL with comments. Orchestra music 2116 GMT. //15110[444]via Spain, 17715[333]via Spain.

CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba-RHC   17560  2136 GMT  Spanish  444  July 23  Two OMs in a conversation.

FRANCE   Radio France Intl-RFI   21690  2104 GMT  French  333  July 23  YL and OM with comments.

FRENCH GUIANA    Radio France Intl-RFI   17630  2125 GMT  Spanish  333  July 23  YL singing and off the air 2130 GMT.

GERMANY    CVC Relay   15640  2145 GMT  English  333  July 23  YL and OM having a happy conversation.

KUWAIT    Radio Kuwait    17550  2140 GMT  Arabic  333  July 23  Two OMs in a conversation.

 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"

sabato 23 luglio 2011

Radio Gloria is on 6140 khz this Sunday

Radio Gloria is on the air this Sunday the 24th of July 2011.
The frequency will be 6140 khz, and the time slot will be 1300 to 1400 utc.
We Transmit via Nauen (Beam on 126 degree) under the licence of MV Baltic Radio.
The Programme is also available via:
Radio 700 on 6005 khz 9-10 UTC  also via there stream: and via at 15-16 UTC
Good listening and good reception!        73s Tom
 -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
PS. MV Baltic Radio relay service Schedule for Summertime 2011
       1st    Sunday – MV Baltic Radio                  0900 utc
       3rd    Sunday – European Music Radio         0900 utc    (September)
       4th    Sunday – Radio Gloria International     1300 utc
NEW EMR Postal Address:
         European Music Radio,
         c/o M.V. Baltic Radio,
         Seestraße 17,
         D-19089 Göhren,

Glenn Hauser logs July 22-23, 2010

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake July 23:
11500, good at 1237
12980, fair at 1238
13130, very good at 1243
13920, fair-good at 1236; poor at 1258
14700, fair-good at 1244
14950, fair-good at 1244
15900, fair-good at 1244

CNR1 jamming (among many other usuals):
15330, poor at 1301. Blocking BBC Uzbek via Oman; standard remark about China interfering in internal affairs of other countries, etc.

15230, poor at 1301, CNR1 mixing with RHC. No target known to Aoki, EiBi, HFCC or me, but anyway, it`s Commies vs Commies!

13650, July 23 at 1240, CRI English via ALBANIA // 13790 via Wulumuchi, EAST TURKISTAN, but 13650 is mixed with something producing a rumbling SAH. In HFCC you would not find any collision, but you sure would in Aoki: V. of Korea on here for many hours, including this hour in Korean, to be followed at 1300 by --- Chinese! Commies vs Commies again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9530, July 23 at 1231, RHC // 9550, apparent mix with CRI Chinese relay on 9570. In such leapfrogs one normally hears mostly audio from the further frequency, not the fulcrum, but 9570 is as always very undermodulated altho strong in strength. 9530 remains audible with max attenuation, aside weak Indonesia 9526- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA, jamming Cuba

** GREECE. 11645, July 22 at 0516, Greek(?) songs on R. Filia service. They keep changing language segments and never heard any announcements to ascertain now. Not // definitely Greek talk on main ERA5 service, 9420 and 15630, not 15650 [date is correct; inadvertently omitted from my previous report] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Bits of signals from south appeared now and then mostly on channel 2, all evening July 22 from 2232 into UT July 23, but nothing developed. The sporadic E season normally is starting to decline by late July, but it has been plenty heavy earlier in July and June.

Turn-on and tune-in at 1437 UT July 23 found heavy Es CCI from south on 2, 3, less so on 4; 1440 peaked to ch 5, net 5 with Smurfs, then also on 3 but weakening; 1513 on 2, net-5 more Smurfs, but MUF drops below 2 by 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17820 log in last report of Greenville carrier/tone test at 1313-1314* had typo in the date. It was really July 22, not 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, July 23 at 0550, WTJC out of whack again; respite as in last report was far too brief. Not only is the S9+18 fundamental very distorted, but spurs cover the 9340-9400 range.

Even worse at 1233 July 23: 9370 extremely distorted, and strong spurs from 9335 to 9400; one peak around 9385 where WWRB has not yet signed on. Apparently nobody at the FCC, let alone FBN, cares about this POS polluting the SW spectrum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9635, July 23 at 1229, CVC La Voz, Miami via CHILE, promoting some sort of contest for a $1000 prize based on guessing who wins the Copa América sillyballgames. Seems the good Christians at Vision have plenty of dough to regale and no qualms about games of chance. But only if you listen in Spanish. In fact their homepage has Copa América as wallpaper; what has that to do with evangelism?? Details from ---

``Tema del Concurso --- Viviendo la emoción deportiva del fútbol, CVC la voz presenta su concurso ¡Copa América en CVC! Mientras crece la expectativa en cada juego, los oyentes tendrán la oportunidad de participar apostando a su equipo favorito. Hay $1.000 de premio que se dividirán en dos partes. El día 13 de julio se escogerá a una persona de nuestra audiencia entre quienes hayan contestado la siguiente pregunta: ¿Cuál será el primer equipo de cada grupo?

``¿Qué puedo ganar? El ganador recibirá $500 y podrá seguir participando para responder a la siguiente pregunta: ¿Quién ganará "La Copa América"?. El día 23 de julio se seleccionará un correo electrónico entre los que hayan acertado con su respuesta y el oyente recibirá $500.``

So it`s a drawing among correct answers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13580, July 23 at 1241 as I tune in WEWN, nothing but loud hum/squeal, apparently during pause in snail-paced live mass designed for TV. Then cuts intermittently to OK modulation during sung passages. As always, accompanied by constant squishy spurs plus and minus 9 kHz which will disrupt any fellow broadcasters foolish enough to schedule themselves only 10 kHz from this mess of a mass (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, July 23 at 1244, WINB escaped the spur from WEWN 13580 by not being on the air, nor on its only other frequency 9265. WINB used to be active in mornings, especially Saturdays.

WINB left its long-outdated March 13 program schedule up for months at claiming 24/7 which didn`t last long after Rod Hembree discovered that all-night broadcasts on WBCQ 9330 were far more effective; but when I wasn`t looking, WINB has put up a newer one dated July 3. Headed by reduced frequency schedule in EDT:
13570 kHz, 1415 - 1659 [1815-2059 UT]
 9265 kHz, 1700 - 2230 [2100-0230 UT]
So start at 2100 to look for 9265 x 2 on 18530.

Yet the program timings below would produce this UT schedule; length of final programs never displayed, so we just add a plus to 0200.
Sun     1300-0200+
Mon-Thu 1815-0200+
Fri     1845-0200+
Sat     1900-0200+
No more relays of Fámily Radio, no surprise there, nor anything in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15370, July 23 at 1301 station in French news, 1302 a clip in English mentioning al-Shabab; poor with splash from Cuba 15360. Only thing scheduled here is BBC; HFCC and EiBi say Somali via Cyprus; Aoki says English via South Africa. All agree it`s on Saturdays only at 1300-1600. I think I can tell French from Somali!

BBC is not scheduled on any frequency for French at this hour. Searching latest DXLD 11-29 on 15370 gets no hits, including the drastic site and schedule changes prompted by the Iranian armsdump explosion on Cyprus destroying the power station and curtailing the BBC relays. Hmmm, maybe it was really English service and the French I heard first was the clip. Should have listened longer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Austrlaia-Shepparton   15240  0328 GMT  English  444  July 21  OM on judges rejecting appeals. OM with ABC News 0330 GMT.  YL with comments 0338 GMT.

BRAZIL   Radio Nacional Da Amazona   11780  2359 GMT  Portuguese  444  July 21  Vocal singing then OM mentioning Brazil 2359 GMT. OM with Brazil ID 0000 GMT.

CANADA   China Radio Intl-CRI Relay   11840  2350 GMT  English and Chinese  444  July 21  YL in the Chinese Studio program. Subject was on people smoking and the deaths that follow the habit.

CHINA   CPBS   11750  0002 GMT  Chinese  333  July 22  YL and OM with comments.

CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba-RHC   15230  0342 GMT  Spanish  333  July 21  OM with comments. //12020 [444], 12040[444], 5040[333], 6120[333].

CUBA   China Radio Intl Relay   15120  0350 GMT  Chinese  444  July 21  OM with comments. Also at YL at 0352 GMT.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   15325  0318 GMT  Japanese  433  July 21  YL with comments followed by an OM with comments. YL singing 0323 GMT. //11935[444]via Bonaire, 15160[444]via Japan.   

SPAIN   Radio Exterior Espana-REE   9535  0010 GMT  Spanish  333  July 22  YL and OM with comments.

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"