** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 21 at 1457, Portuguese song, 1459 R. Nacional ID, S9 
fading to S5; but gone by 1532 recheck. At least there was no ACI from 11775 
Anguilla, off more than on. I wonder what the schedule of 11780 is, or is 
supposed to be? More or less daytime-only, and no use of 6180 at night (Glenn 

** CANADA. 413 kHz, Feb 22 at 0728 UT, beacon YHD and dash, from Dryden, 
382 kHz, Feb 22 at 0731, beacon YPL and dash, from Pickle Lake, Ont

** CANADA. 1610, Feb 22 at 1338 UT, strumming chords from NE/SW, 1340 UT 
Spanish and fading. There are no 1610 Americans except HAR/TIS. I have no luck 
with the Mexicans, but seems rather late for Toronto; yet CHHA ID in Spanish at 
1401 UT, almost a bihour after its sunrise at 1205 UT, and almost a unihour 
after Enid`s at 1311 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** ETHIOPIA. 7170-7190 and 7130-7150, Feb 22 at 0355, very heavy DRM jamming 
spreading 20 rather than 10 kHz, centered about the Eritrean frequencies where 
not even carriers can be detected amid the noise. Jam peaks at S9 around 7140 
and 7180 but the lower one unsounds quite as loud. All intruding messing up a 
lot of the worldwide exclusive ``40m`` hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 

** ETHIOPIA. 7235.554, Feb 22 at 1408, JBA carrier, no doubt the widely variant 
R. Ethiopia by longpath; no jamming or Eritreans audible now below 7200 (Glenn 

** GERMANY [non]. 15215, Feb 21 at 1600, JBA carrier as I am checking for the 
yearly broadcast of Radio Öömrang via FRANCE. Yet S9+ signals from 15620 dead 
air listed as VOA Somali via Woofferton; 15435 Saudi.

By 1607 I`m on UTwente, and there it is, rather off-mike conversations in 
Frisian? with background noise. Reminiscing presumably. Not a solid signal as 
UTwente is too close to Issoudun. Perhaps they are doing better into New York 
City target? 1615 switches to English, ``didn`t know anything about 
pregnancy...`` and back to (high?) German. Something about ``4 pm``, etc. Did 
not cut off until about 1702*.

Tnx to our reminder several hours earlier on the WOR iog, several others were 
tuning it, including John A Figliozzi in FL:

``Booming into southwest Florida with a rather relaxed program as if speakers 
are moving around a room (kitchen?) with people coming and going (doors opening 
and closing?). Radio Oomrang and its strictly once a year idiosyncratic 
program, mostly in German with a little English heard now and then and also 
presumably the Frisian dialect. Program is either a play of some sort or a very 
relaxed informal conversation among friends. Numerous sounds of boots walking, 
doors closing and chairs moving. Excellent signal heard from 1628 tune in - SIO 
545. WRTH ‘18 says using Issoudun transmitter in France. (21 Feb.)
John Figliozzi, Sarasota, FL, Sony ICF-2010 (off whip)``

And also better into California, from Ron Howard: 

``15215, Radio Öömrang via Issoudun (France). Thanks to Glenn for the timely 
alert! Carrier on-off and on again at 1559; briefly on at 1600, then cut off, 
but came back on again; seemed to be in German, local language and English; 
"Hello. This is Radio Öömrang, the freedom voice of Öömrang," "this hour for 
New York Öömrang inhabitants"; interview with a couple married 52 years. 

Glenn - your "4 pm" was "4 o'clock pm. It's very cold. We are interviewing the 
young landlord"; several spots with just the sound of seagulls or with 
announcers talking over the sound of seagulls; some audio hum. My audio of 
mostly English posted at
Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, 100' long wire``

** KURDISTAN [non]. 7520, Feb 22 at 0354, poor S4-S6, presumed Kurdish music 
from Denge Welat via ARMENIA; if also on 7320, can`t hear vs 7315 WHRI (Glenn 

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Feb 22 at 1327 UT, KGYN Guymon now with VG signal during M-F 
poetry spot by Jim Thompson; then about an app for market info; ad for grocery 
in Northridge Mall, Top Value with the ``add 10 percent`` gimmick; Enid now has 
one of these, different name. Official Feb FCC sunrise for KGYN is not until 
1330 UT, but don`t let that stop them already running ND 10 kW; March: 1300 UT 

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780, Feb 22 at 0353, TOM via WRMI is poor S4-S6, // 
much stronger 7730. I haven`t heard unscheduled 7780 much later at night like 
Ivo once noted. WRMI skedgrid continues to unshow anything on #1, 7780 between 
0300 and 1700 (except other religionism Sundays only 13-16) (Glenn Hauser, OK, 

** U S A. 410 kHz, Feb 22 at 0729, beacon EGQ, from Emmetsburg, Iowa.
392 kHz, Feb 22 at 0731 UT, beacon FMZ, from Fairmont - Beklof, Nebraska (note 
that Beklof spelt backwards is Folkeb), 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** U S A [non]. 15620, Feb 21 at 1601, S9+10 of dead air; I can only assume it 
is as scheduled in HFCC: VOA Somali, 250 kW, 126 degrees from Woofferton UK at 
1600-1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1918 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday 
February 21 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490.05v, very good S9+10/20, and not #1917 which 
was not aired last week. Enjoy such reception while we can, as latening sunsets 
progressively degrade this propagation, and a drastic retiming to 2100 in three 
weeks due to the imposition of daylight shifting will worsen it even more. 
(BTW, add OK to the list of states with pending legislation to keep DST going 
all year!) Also confirmed UT Thu Feb 22 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Next:
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9330.320v-CUSB, Feb 22 at 1415, WBCQ fair with TOM, lately staying on 
the hi side in the .2s or .3s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also 

** U S A. 9395, Feb 21 at 1457, WRMI Oldies with VOA News in progress; before 
turning it Over to the Comer at 1500.

7780, Feb 22 at 1413, WRMI Oldies is on this Thursday, // much stronger 9395. 
Yet sked grid shows 7780 supposed to be off; see also SOUTH CAROLINA [non] 

** U S A. 9455, Feb 21 at 1418, WRMI, speaking Spanish with a Brazilian accent, 
too-quick SW sked info about Spain, Taiwan, Korea, Egypt, various Brazilians as 
on air 00 a 24; audio is also condensed with certain syllables skipped; via 
Skype?? Outro as someone from the DX Clube sem Fronteiras em Pernambuco, on 
`Frecuencia al Día` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Feb 21 at 0704, WTWW-1 is S3-S5 of dead air; no loss (Glenn 

** U S A. 1190, Feb 22 at 1325 UT, 1190 Fort Wayne ``Wo-wo`` ID with FM 107.5, 
which is a mere translator W298BJ. 50000/9800 U2. I haven`t heard this one in 
ages. There are two MO stations in between and many others. Must now be on ND 
full day power since 1230 UT in Feb, 1200 UT in March. Night pattern is tight 
N/S in deference to WLIB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1290, Feb 22 at 1329 UT, outro `Focus on Agriculture` from CSP? radio 
network, Wichita Falls closings due to icy weather, Cinemark Theatres` new size 
restrixions on carry-in bags, (evidently to discourage dismantled rifles or 
large bombs) from News Channel 6 (KAUZ RF 22). (I also heard same story on 1330 
KCKM Monahans, about Mid/Essa. Enid`s only movie theatre is no longer Cinemark, 
but AMC under ChiCom control, so guns OK?) KWFS is licensed 5000/73 U1, but 
noticeably weaker in daytime lately with STA renewed of reduced power to 60%, 
i.e. about 3 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 21 at 0309-0315: 531, 
621, 711, 747, 855(2), 882, 909, 936*, 1116, 1152, 1215, 1431, 1575. *936 often 
has a bigger signal; what`s likely? Morocco 100 kW, tho there are equal or 
higher powers in Syria, Saudi, Iran; while in Europe nothing more than 3 x 20 
kW in Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13564.316-CW, Feb 22 at 1444, HIFER beacon called RF, vs CODAR, 
but no K6FRC audible nearby yet. Probably east of here rather than west. LWCA 
roster has it on 13564.330, location still unknown more precisely than grid 

UNIDENTIFIED. 15630.039, Feb 21 at 1534, weak wobbling carrier. If not a local 
device, HFCC shows imaginary wooden entry for RSOman at 1400-1730; even more 
likely Cairo which supposedly uses 15630 via Abis only at 1300-1400 in Persian 

UNIDENTIFIED. 88.1 MHz approx., Feb 21 at 1750, 1757, 1804, 1811 UT, very fast 
CW ID ending with R is firing like clockwork every 7 minutes. I notice this 
since I am trying to listen to my Part 15 FM feeder on 88.1 with input from 
some TV station I want to hear on a remote radio in the house. Presumably from 
a local ham repeater on 2 meters, or maybe 6? This has happened before, and I 
am not sure whether my feeder is involved in this or not, but I haven`t figured 
out how an IF mix or anything would wind up on this frequency. I haven`t heard 
it on any other radio tuned to 88.1. Maybe sometime I will be able to copy the 

This report despatched at 1855 UT February 22
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