** CHINA. 6180, 6175, 6125, Dec 2 at 1343, CNR1 jamming with finale of Beethoven`s Ninth! What a travesty; also on 7305 at 1347, and at 1348 on to other music. During the Sunday-evening serious music show, often with Western classical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, Dec 2 at 0252, R. Rebelde is S9+10/20 but music is overmodulated/distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Dec 2 at 0254, RHC English is only here, S9+10 and nothing on 6165, during JBM music. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000 & 6100, Dec 2 at 0713, RHC English on these two, while 6060 & 6165 are off. 6100 had been missing a lot; now it`s best with good modulation vs undermod on 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13700, Dec 2 at 1353, RHC dead air, but no FMish spurs on band, nor at 1405 once fundamental is modulating. Something`s not wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, Dec 2 at 1534, RHC `Sonido Cubano` music is undermodulated, while 15140 is overmodulated; now if only they could even them out. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [and non?]. 3220, Dec 2 at 1340, two JBA carriers beating, one about 3219.96. 3220 is surely KCBS; the other a 2x harmonic from a 1610v TIS? Still so with preamps off, thus seem real unlike the 2x MW harmonix I get around 3 MHz from R75 overload (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, UT Sun Dec 2 at 0057 tune-in, The Mighty KBC playing ``William Tell Overture`` --- can a guest appearance by Allan Weiner be imminent? NO, WTO soon degrades into a jazzed-up version; S9+10 via GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Dec 2 at 0715, no signal from VON. Must be off; it never varies but there is a JBA carrier from algo on 7255.72 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. Pre-Sunset MW DX: Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Nov 28 at 2044 UT, on my MW bandscan in western Enid, KOKC OKC has a JBA het upon it! Roughly 1 kHz, but I can`t tell exactly on caradio and whether it`s 1519 or 1521. Could the 2-megawatt Saudi be propagating this early? (Hauser-OK)`` --- and
<< first audibility of the Iranian jammer  in Victoria, 2254 UT. May have been there earlier? 90 minutes until local sunset. best wishes, Nick Hall-Patch, BC >>
The two receptions are completely plausible at this time of year near earliest sunset. Sunset here in MA late NOV / DEC is about 2115 UT. A few years ago during a DX get-together at the Cape Cod house of Chris Black (N1CP), we witnessed 1521 Saudi het at noon EST / 1700 UT and discernible audio 15 minutes later: 4 hours pre-sunset.
Inland sites can experience long-haul DX up to 2 hours before sunset; salt-water sites - as noted above - can be getting into the game up to 4 hours before sunset.
Shorter skip (<2000 km), especially on the upper half of the band, is pretty much an all day thing this time of year in northern states and anywhere in Canada (Mark Connelly, WA1ION South Yarmouth, MA, IRCA via DXLD) Sunset here was 2317 UT, 2.5 hours later (gh, Enid, DXLD)
** TURKEY. 12035.699, Dec 2 at 1349, VOT English S9-S7 with commentary; while VOT Turkish is not way off, just a few Hz above 15350 with music S9-S4 at 1354; by 1403 QSY to just a few Hz above 11815, and hardly any co-signal from NHK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1958 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday December 2 at 0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, scarcely 1 minute into, so started at 0426; despite S9+30, heavy CW QRM as a 160m contest must be underway as first noticed at 0407 check, CW in below 1870 only.
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Dec. 2:
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair/good``
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:
Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15770, Dec 2 at 1512, JBA carrier; 1533 no signal at all from WRMI during `Supreme Master TV` which started Nov 30 at 15-18, and also heard during brief check Dec 1. Now Cubans are inbooming on 15700, 15230, 15140, so 15770 must be off. 1645 recheck now it`s back with the self-proclaimed wisdom of Ms. Ching Hai (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Dec 2 at 0102, S9+30 of dead air from WTWW-2; wake up, Ted! He does at 0107:30, abrupt quick canned ID and start `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` way late, instead of nominal 0030. That`s fine with me as I am not listening before 0100! Bob Heil says this will be the first of several shows of Xmasmx only. At 0131 Ted interrupts to urge listener response to Bob Heil --- not so much for organ music but for Bob promoting ham radio!
I belatedly look for WTWW webcast, easily reached via Alan Roe`s just updated WOR hitlist, http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm
at: http://wtww.us/pages/listen-live/transmitter-2-html-5.php which is running 16 seconds *ahead* of the SW broadcast, implying this is the STL. And it`s in stereo, which is great especially for organ music, so I`m done with trying to hear it on 5085 (unless no other option). Ends at 0139 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3145, 3185, 3195, 3215, 5050, Dec 2 at 0103, no sign of WWRB on any of its possible frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. I miswrote ``ESPN 1390`` in the middle of this instead of 640; corrected:
640, Nov 27 at 2132 UT I am bandscanning on caradio at a quiet parking lot in western Enid, finding dead air again from KWPN, but turning up the volume, somestation is audible under --- it must be WOI, public radio in Ames IA. I hasten to A/B with 91.7 KOSU to make it // during NPR ATC, but ``ESPN 640`` blasts back on in less than a minute. Anyhow it would not be in // as WOI is amid BBC Newshour, no ATC there until 2200. TROTS: if OU had not stupidly sold off its legacy AM station, WNAD 640, today Oklahoma would have public radio on AM (and a lot better reception in the hinterlands than its low-power FM successor KGOU and satellites can muster) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 780, Dec 2 at 1330 UT, list of church services canceled in Norfolk and other towns; consult WJAG.com; with KSPI nulled, and WJAG NE still has some CCI under from WBBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, Dec 2 at 1336 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is back on, missing yesterday; with KWKH nulled, mentions kscorn.com and ``local Wellington``. Also at 1643 UT recheck during Xmasmx, 250-watt signal weak but OK, no breaking up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Dec 2 at 1321-1325: 774, 747, 693, 594, 828, 972, 1242, 1422, 1566, all from NW; and 1098 from W, the Marshall Islands AN carrier no doubt. In the upperband, 1242 and 1422 seem most productive, and I wonder what they most likely could be? 1242 has 100 kW JOLF, NBS Tokyo, but also some 100 kW in China, India, and 500 kW in Vietnam. 1422 has 50 kW JORF, Yokohama, but also 50 kW in Taiwan, and 600 kW in East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6090, I am re/rechecking this frequency where on Dec 1 at 0417-0423 I had a station on 6090.148 suspected of being Amahara State Radio, Ethiopia. On Dec 2 at 0056/0427, in total absence of Anguilla, I have no off-frequency signal, just somethings on 6090.0 even: 0056 Spanish undermodulated S9-S6, i.e. IRAN; 0255 past 0300+ with no change, JBA carrier(s). There should be an overlap 0300-0320 between Iran and Ethiopia. Still same JBA carrier at 0327, 0406, 0426. Meanwhile, Wolfgang Bueschel replied Dec 1:
``Glenn, re 6090.148 kHz odd --- never such oddity by all Ethiopians, - except the var7235 ... 7237 kHz unit one. Gedja bc center Amhara program is mostly EVEN fq, or small variation of 3... 5 Hertz only, never more. At present at 20.38 UT on remote SDR unit at Athens Greece, half way between Stuttgart and Gedja ETH. S=9+15dB signal iseven 6090.000 kHz. 73 wb``
So it remains a mystery what I heard, and need to keep checking for a 6090+ off-er. It would be nice if S Americans could confirm whether Bandeirantes, Belo Horizonte be active, and on what exact frequency.
Mark Coady, Ontario had a seemingly definite log of it, but on ``6090``: ``6090, Radio Bandeirantes at 0054 in Portuguese with a woman with talk with mentions of “Brasil”, “Sao Paulo”, and “Bandeirantes” and brief Brasopops at 0058 and back to talk - Poor and noisy Nov 22 Coady-ON – No sign of the Caribbean Beacon tonight during monitoring up to 0200 (Mark Coady, Selwyn, Ontario, Kenwood TS440S or Ten-Tec Argonaut II and 40 and 80 meter off centre-fed dipoles, ODXA iog via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1830 UT December 2