** CUBA. 15700, Feb 4 at 1440, CRI English relay is strong and distorted: wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15426.045, Feb 4 at 1506, RHC JBA squishyspur measured here, and the next one about 15397.46, i.e. 28.585 kHz apart, i.e. tenth and ninth multiples away from source 15140. One on the minus side about 14968.39, i.e. 171.61 kHz below 15140, the sixth multiple. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255-, Feb 4 at 0654, another night with no VON, nor on 9690-. 7255 heard only one night the past week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1968, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1967 monitoring: confirmed Sunday February 3 at 2140, the 2130 on WRMI 7780; poor-fair.
Also confirmed UT Monday February 4 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, S9-S6, but // 9395 a JBA carrier.
Not confirmed UT Mon Feb 4 circa 0400 on Area 51 webcast; instead the Zombo music show keeps on playing past 0500; running way late, maybe distracted by a SBG? At 0431, WBCQ 5130.47 is JBA. WOR must have started about 0505 since at next check 0513 it`s 8 minutes in. So if you don`t hear WOR at 0400, stay tuned! [WORLD OF RADIO 1968]
Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 4 at 0430 on WRMI 9955 JBA, but VG on webcast, once again following ``Hallelujah`` song fill from 0425 and not finished when I take over.
Also confirmed Mon Feb 4 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, F-G, no jamming yet.
Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 5 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, G-VG.
WORLD OF RADIO 1968 contents: Argentina, Bougainville, Brasil, China, Cuba, Finland non, Germany, Hawaii, International Vacuum, Israel, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Sikkim, Spain, Taiwan/Thailand, Turkey, USA; and the propagation outlook
WOR 1968 ready for first SW airing later Feb 5:
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0930 UT Wednesday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI *9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ *7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: Feb 16]
1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
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
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:
Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. (5130.47), UT Mon Feb 4 at 0550, WBCQ presumably still on late along with Area 51 webcast amid `Hobart Radio International`, which must have started about 0534 instead of 0430, with ``Jordan`s Corner``, featuring some old DX recordings including KULA, RENB, KYOY [sic; KYOI]. Apparently Jordan Heyburn, UKOGBANI has moved his segment here from suspended IBC Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780, Feb 4 at 2250 on caradio, RAE relay in Italian; by 2255 it`s over, and Bob Biermann ID claims to be on 9395 (only)! into gospel music fill until 2300 cut to Blalock the Blaster. It seems that WRMI is no longer always trying to ID at :59 or :29, even if there is a break between programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Correct date for the MW bandscan from 2015 UT was Jan 30, not 20 as typo in original report (gh, DXLD)
** U S A. 770, Feb 4 at 1401 UT, KKOB Albuquerque in well with local news and traffic, on 50 kW ND a quarter-hour earlier now in February.
660, Feb 4 at 1401 UT, not hearing KTNN at first vs TX/NE?, maybe late switch to 50 kW ND day, but there it is at 1408 UT in Navajo with lots of English inserted like ``Senate Indian Affairs Committee``, and 1411 would you believe a Homecare Solutions LLC commercial mostly in Navajo. Fading out by 1413 while 770 KKOB is still in.
880-CUSB, Feb 4 at 1415 UT, finally getting some KHAC with gospel huxter in English, KRVN nulled.
Re: "But the DB makes no connexion with KHAC 880, despite a blank field for // source of programming! Likewise, the NRC AM Log entry for 880 KHAC makes no mention of any FM (nor the very significant fact that 880 suppresses LSB)."
Wayne Heinen, Editor AM Radio Log, replies: ``Glenn, Addition of slogan "Western Indian Network" was published in DX News in September after the Log was completed. Also they are not totally in // with the FM they have separate programming. The reports I received indicated that KWIM is generally //KTBA-760``
``Wayne, O yes, I think we had a similar exchange previously. All I know is that when I logged 880 they were jointly IDing with 104.9``
1000, Feb 4 at 1419 UT, gospel huxter in English making slow SAH with KTOK OKC nulled as much as possible; i.e. KKIM Albuquerque now on 10 kW ND day power, standard SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1968, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1140, re my report about KCXL, Liberty MO, Raymie Humbert, AZ, replies Jan 27 on the WTFDA Forum: ``Worth noting that IHR and Relevant Radio merged in 2017 to create a much larger Relevant Radio, though Immaculate Heart survived as the licensee`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1270, Feb 4 at 1428 UT, looping NNE/SSW, `Unlocking the Bible` is finishing (? I have several that are not locked), 1429 ``Faith Radio`` ID and promos, ``Sioux Falls at AM 1270``; 1430 Keloland TV Weather Center forecasts highs and lows: +3/-4/+11 F. It`s KNWC. I am trying to recall the original call of this but FCC AM Query claims it has always been KNWC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1470, re my report about KWSL, Sioux City IA, Raymie Humbert, AZ, replies Jan 27 on the WTFDA Forum: ``Alex "El Genio" Lucas is a national syndicated show`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non?]. 15635, Feb 4 at 1456, here`s something new: speaker in Arabic just as loud as the voice-over flying translation to English, maybe live? Defends the Muslim world. Mentions ``holy father`` and ``my brother the pope``, S9-S5, continues past 1500; 1504 announcer says ``you are listening to Grand Imam ----`` something, and more. But off at 1510 recheck. Smax of an ad-hoc Vatican Radio broadcast, but why?
Because pope is visiting UAE, so maybe a live event. Later I see this:
``Vatican Media is going to have two special broadcasts on occasion of the Papal trip to UAE, namely:
Monday 4th February 2019, UT 1400-1515
15635 kHz, English, to the Gulf / Horn of Africa
11835 kHz, Arabic, to Middle East
Tuesday 5th February 2019, UT 0550-0800
15645 kHz, English, to the Gulf / Horn of Africa
11810 kHz, Arabic, to Middle East``
(Mauno Ritola on WRTH - World Radio Tv Handbook Facebook group,
3 Feb via Alan Pennington, bdxc-news iog)
Guess what: the only 15635 entry in the latest HFCC of Feb 1 is a ``reservation`` by Lviv, Ukraine at 06-08 UT! That`ll be the day.
So is this direct from SMG with typical huge backlobe, if aimed toward the ME; or is it some other relay such as MADAGASCAR, which could also provide such a good signal here, unlike much else from E Hemisphere on 19m now?
I suspect the latter, since known SMG site on nearby 15550, the Sudan Service of FPU, even tho 250 kW at 150 degrees, is much weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 4 at 0700-0706, performed after noting a het upon 1000 KTOK this late; presumably from the more westerly Europortions: 621, 747, 855, 908.83 [? local IF birdie?], 999, 1098, 1107(2), 1125(2), 1305 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0611 UT February 5