** BANGLADESH. 9455, Sept 12 at 1320, JBA carrier; checking for possible WRMI, but this instead: only listed is BB in Nepali at 1315-1345 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 4985, Sept 12 at 0126, very poor music, presumed R. Brasil Central, and NO RTTY, which usually blox it totally; // 11815 is even weaker now. Wonder if Irma has something to do with the RTTY being absent? Never know whence it be. But Sept 13 at 0157, RTTY is back (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1895, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. Chex of RHC, Rebelde, Progreso and China relay frequencies, as these are not yet fully recovered from Irma: Sept 12:
0111, 5025 & 5040 VG; 4765 off; 6145 undermod; 6000 & 6060 off; 7340 off but algo is there; 9535 off; 9580 very good
0117, 11840 on along with parasites 11830 & 11850; also on, 11760
0140, 7340 definitely off
1316, 6000 & 6060 on, 6100 off
1320, 9535 & 9640 off, 9570 on; 11760 on, 15230 suptorted, 17730 on
0157, 5040 dead air; 5025, trace of JB modulation; 4765 off
0159, 6000 OK, 6145 undermod, 6060 off
0201, 7340 JBA carrier not RHC: in our evenings could be AIR Urdu via
Mumbai, India; or Xinjiang PBS, East Turkistan in Kazakh
0204, 9535 S9 but undermodulated
0207, 11840 VG & weak parasites 11850 & 11830; 15230 S9+10 the SSOB by far but undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1895, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 1180, Sept 12 at 0145, I`m trying to detect whether Radio Martí in the Keys is still on the air. Even here, dominant are the Radio Rebelde jammers, an echo apart from 5025. There is a weaker station under, but I can`t make it // to Greenville SW on 7365, even considering they may not be synchronized. LSB required to avoid KFAQ IBOC peaking 1183 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1895, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 2598-USB, Sept 12 at 0119 UT, roboyl with marine weather in English, S5 about equal the noise level.
2749-USB, Sept 12 at 0120 UT, roboyl with marine weather in French, S6 slightly stronger than 2598.
Here`s the 2017 reference, to extract from too much info:
Radio Aids Marine Navigation 2017
RAMN 2017 – Part 2 – Facilities Information
The last listed broadcasts` start times before the times above are:
Table 2-6 – Labrador MCTS/VOK – Broadcasts
Time UT Site Frequency or Channel Contents
0107 St. Anthony 2598J3E Radiotelephony
Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
Ice conditions and forecast for the East Coast of Newfoundland, and the Labrador Coast, south of 54N. Iceberg Bulletin: Newfoundland Coast and Strait of Belle Isle.
Table 2-24 – Sydney MCTS/VCO – Broadcasts
Time UT Site Frequency or Channel Contents
0040 Port Caledonia 2749J3E Radiotelephony
Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 231 and 232.
Wave height forecast for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215 and 217.
Notices to Shipping in areas Cape Breton Shore (covering Cabot Strait to Banquereau Bank), Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland South Coast, P.E.I. and Miramichi Bay.
Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel [Nothing about also being in French, unlike some other entries, so is this ID correct?] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6770, Sept 13 at 0200, JBA carrier, perhaps the old-time-radio pirate, seldom heard here lately. From Chris Lobdell`s Free Radio Scene in Sept CIDX Messenger:
“Mystery of the Old Time Radio Station on 6770 solved?
Many of us have heard the weak signals on 6770 AM playing old time radio shows. Signals are always quite weak and usually fade out rather quickly. They usually are heard best at sunrise and sunset. Who is this station and where is he located? This was posted back in January of 2016 and I never saw it. Just in case you didn’t either, here it is.
“Old Time Radio is an “accidental broadcaster” of sorts. It is located inside of an old radio museum. The antenna is a several hundred foot length of Cat 5 network cable run along the back of each radio display so each radio doesn’t need an antenna to receive the program.
The transmitter (home brew, unknown RF output) is attached to a small audio processor and gets its audio stream from a computer. Winamp is used to run the very large playlist over and over. Another program is broadcast on 770 kHz using a Ramsey Electronics transmitter. The similarity in frequencies (6770 and 770 kHz) is not coincidental. These frequencies were chosen to make them easier to remember believe it or not.
The owner/curator of the museum lives nearby and listens to the stream from his house. He is not fully aware of how far this broadcast can be heard and I will not divulge the location of this museum to avoid him getting into trouble. I have spoken to him about the legalities but he wasn’t interested as he has “done this for a long time without anyone breaking down his door”. I’m surprised these transmissions are being heard as widespread as they are.” Posted by “Old Time Radio Fan” on the “30 Below” blog on The HF Underground.
Next time you visit an antique radio museum, bring your shortwave portable along with you and you just might find the source!“ (via WORLD OF RADIO 1895, DXLD)
** OKLAHOMA. A bit o` area morning tropo Sept 12 at 1440 UT: 21-1 with HSN, 21-2 SBN, but lose decode before can survey the remaining subchannels of 4 kW KTOU-LD OKC; SBN is listed as SonLife in W9Wi.com. Also has a CP to be 11 kW KTOU-CD still on 21. Also have decodes briefly from RF 28 = 44.1 Ion Tulsa market; RF 36, KUOK-CD 36-1 OKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 12 at 0114, SLBC S1 carrier, but I can make out the final resounding pip of the mis-timesignal at 0115:06.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1894 monitoring: confirmed Monday Sept 11 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.034v-CUSB, very poor. Also confirmed Tuesday Sept 12 at 2355 on 9330.04v-CUSB, good (WOR 1895 was not quite ready).
WORLD OF RADIO 1895 contents: Anguilla, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain non, Brazil, Cambodia non, Congo DR, Cuba, Ethiopia, Europe and non, Germany non, Guatemala, India, International Waters non, Korea South, Mongolia, Netherlands non, North America, Sa`udi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Zanzibar
WORLD OF RADIO 1895: WRMI is off the air due to power outage caused by Hurricane Irma, maybe restored by Sunday Sept 17. We retain the full WOR schedule here to be ready whenever it return:
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v-AM to WSW [presumably first broadcast this week] Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3249.99, Sept 12 at 0108, WBCQ test of new frequency / transmitter, as warned at 1810 previously by Larry Will: S9 to S7 with sea chanty? 0110 announcement and dead air. 5130 is off as it has to be during 3250 tests on same antenna; unexpectedly, 3250 is better now than 5130.3 had been lately. At 0122, S9+10 peaks with music. Compared to neighbors at less than half the distance: 3215 WWCR is S9+40; 3185 WWRB is S9+30. Checked next night during same hour, 3250 not on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1895, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Glenn: We have 9395 kHz on the air at very low power on generator. Will be 24 hours a day. Would appreciate reports (Jeff
White, WRMI, 2327 UT September 12, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Florida Power & Light Company has announced that most customers in our part of Florida should have electricity restored by the end of this coming weekend — that is by Sunday, September 17. So we hope to be back on the air here at WRMI by that date or before.
Meantime, we have one frequency on the air at very low power using our generator: 9395 kHz. This will be on 24 hours a day with regular programming.
We are making repairs in the antenna field so that by the time electricity returns, we will be ready to resume our full schedule of operations.
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA
0033 UT September 13, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
9395, Sept 13 at 0051, WRMI QRP transmitter is surprisingly good; I don`t have to strain to hear it, during Oldies, 0052 ID by Bob, more Oldies, peaks S9, fades to S7; RAE is in luck to be on this sole WRMI frequency, 0117 with tango but a bit weaker S8-S5, and weakening more during the hour to 0156, still audible. So what is the power?
Meanwhile there is still pulse jamming by Cuba against nothing on 9955, Sept 13 at 0203 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6993, Sept 12 at 0133, no JBA carrier from presumed WH2XWF, the Florida ionospheric study transmitters, so maybe Irma-caused. But Sept 13 at 0200 the JBA carrier is reaudible. No pirates (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1895, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7520, Sept 12 at 0141, WWCR is blasting in at S9+60, one of the strongest non-local signals registered on the NRD-545 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505v, Sept 12 at 0142, WRNO is still AWOL, and still still Sept 13 at 0201 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Sept 12 at 1427, KVOH carrier with heavy vibration vs BFO and somewhat distorted in AM Mode (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0437 UT September 13