** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6090, Dec 5 at 0710, so-called University Network remains active with PMS, VG S9+30/20; while // 5935 WWCR is S9+40. Haven`t heard day frequency 11775, not on at 1958 UT check.
But it has been on sporadically, e.g. Dec 6 from Mauno Ritola, Finland: “11775 kHz also on at 1445, but suddenly off at 1451“. 6090 continued: PMS at 0246 Dec 6, DGS at 0654 Dec 6 but with whine unlike 5935 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 5 at 1943, no signal from WRMI for Radio Biafra. This transmission has not been heard for a few days, and does not appear on the WRMI frequency grid. Also, those who have heard Radio Biafra via France say it has contracted to half an hour instead of one hour. New shorter files continue to be uploaded daily to a WRMI server (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11780, Dec 5 at 1958, RNA with good signal in Brazuguese, noticed as I was checking 11775 for absent Anguilla (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [non]. 9570, Dec 6 at 1322, CRI English via CUBA, with wailing, screaming drama, “I want to die“. Quick tune-out. Alan Roe`s new monitored schedule of CRI in forthcoming DXLD 17-49 shows this is simply called `Chinese Theater` at 1305-1330 daily and also at 1605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7355, Dec 6 at 0700, Radio Martí stops this frequency altho jamming continues a bit. WHRI does not show up, as it had been from 0700 with BS for one hour; instead continues on 7315. Still don`t know when Radio Martí resume on 7355 (and IBB/OCB has yet to reveal it to HFCC), but it and the jammers are running at next check 1253 about equal to // 7435. (While RNZI has moved to 7430, q.v.). BTW also hearing lite pulse jamming at 1313 on 7405, not an RM frequency now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 830, Dec 6 at 0137, something in Spanish with WCCO attenuated by aurora and nulled; all I can catch is a definite mention of 105.7 FM, so is it the usual Unitedstatesian spoiler, WFNO, Norco, Louisiana? NRC AM Log shows its translator wagger is on 97.5. Now to check the IRCA Mexican Log: here`s the one with a 105.7: XELN, Linares, Nuevo León, 5000/250 watts, “La Caliente“. It`s also the only 830/105.7 Mexican combo in WRTH 2017 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 13730, Dec 5 at 0714, RNZI is holding up better than I expected, fair S9-S9+10, but not as solid as it had been on 11725. Also Dec 6 at 0702 good S9+10.
Adrian Sainsbury replied to me early UT Dec 6: “Hi Glenn, We will give 7430 a test drive today 13-1650 UT Rgds Adrian Sent from my iPhone“. So Dec 6 at 1253 I`m on previous 11610 which is VP S5-S6 with music, 1257 barely audible QSY announcement to 7430. That cuts on with bell bird IS at 1258:50, S9+10, so no longer co-channel to the Cuban radio war on 7355 — and no CCI here, but now it`s adjacent to the Cuban radio war on its other 40m frequency, 7435. LSB tuning is absolutely required to hear RNZI without ACI, OK for me, and maybe the CRW is not such a problem in the Pacific. 1300 starts `Pacific Regional News` including at 1303 about sorcery incidents in PNG`s second largest city, Lae. By 1439 recheck, CRW 7435 is off and now the 7435 adjacent is something weaker from Asia, no problem.
RNZI has already duly registered new 7430 in the Dec 6 edition of HFCC:
7430 1300 1700 61S,62,63W RAN 50 35 0 148 1234567 061217 250318 D
7430 1300 1700 51,56,64S,65S RAN 50 325 0 148 1234567 061217 250318 D
RNZI own sked now says:
1259-1650 7430 Pacific Daily from 6 Dec
1651-1750 7285(DRM) Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun – Fri
1651-1758 7430 Pacific Sat from 9 Dec
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Dec 5 at 0716, possibly a JBA carrier, or nothing, during scheduled R. Herwa International segment via WRMI; while 11580 WRMIBS is S9+20/30! And 11520 WEWN is S9-S7. But Dec 6 at 0704 on 11530, chanting and drumming at S9-S7, presumably Herwa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday December 5 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, better 9455 and best 11580. Also confirmed Dec 5 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 only; whew, still then despite `The Power Hour` taking over other frequencies this hour. Unfortunately my produxion running late, and WOR 1907 probably not in time for UT Wednesday Dec 6 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB either — but no signal audible from that. So should have first appeared Wed Dec 6 at 1030 on WRMI 5850 & 9455.
Wed Dec 6 until 1345 on WRMI 9955 — it`s still #1906! My fault, in an uploading error to that server, now corrected. Anyhow, good S9+10 with no jamming.
WORLD OF RADIO 1907 contents: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Anguilla, Australia, Biafra non, Bolivia, Bougainville, Brasil, China, Cuba and non, Ecuador, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kiribati, Korea North and non, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, USA; and the propagation outlook.
WORLD OF RADIO 1907:
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 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
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780 // 9395 // 9455, Dec 5 at 1330, on WRMI `The Power Hour`, call-in show. I gather that there is controversy about the forced time change to 21-23 UT, and another program on the GCN network with a YL hostess, co-opting TPH name. It seems GCN`s first offer was to move this one to 6-8 am CT (12-14 UT) but Daniel the host (to whom the late Joyce Riley “gave“ the original Power Hour) didn`t want that as it would be too early to get any guests on from the West Coast. Adam Miller is the guy at GCN they have been in contact with, altho he does not make scheduling decisions. Daniel mentions being on 13850 [sic!], 7490, 9395. Now he is also on 7490 & 13845 WWCR, but those are running 5 minutes and 40 seconds behind! as I timed some key words after 1400 (when 7490 has switched to otherhuxter as usual). Due to some references to “this morning“ as in the past, and saying “good afternoon“ at 1400 on 9395, I conclude that what we are hearing are playbacks of the new afternoon show from its first day yesterday Dec 4, rather than adopting UT as local time. Promo says the website thepowerhour.com has been revamped. They are obviously mainly interested in selling survivalist stuff.
I am checking WRMI frequencies the afternoon of Tue Dec 5. On 9455, Oldies tune is cut off at 2000 sharp for `Walking in Power`, while the tune continues on 9395. 7780 continues with BS. But at 2030, 7780 cuts to WORLD OF RADIO 1906, matching // 9455 and 11580.
I feared that 9455 would be on The Power Hour after 2100, but no, it continues with diverse programming, i.e. Wavescan on Tue, and then at 2130 WORLD OF RADIO. But now at 2110 check, 9395 // 7780 are on `The Power Hour`. Yesterday after 2200 I had found TPH on all three including 9455 (but no WWCR frequencies) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, Dec 5 at 0723, WWRB is finally modulating again after 4+ days and now even on the night BS frequency at night; still going at 1330 check; and by 1435 has switched to day frequency 9370, still BS-ing, and also at 1958 check. And 3185 again with BS at 0654 Dec 6. So Dave or someone has resumed control of the station.
We still have nothing definite about his personal welfare. But Don Moman, VE6JY, adds this info:
“Hi Glenn, I routinely watch the chat group on
involved with 630m and the callsign WA4SZE (Dave Frantz) is often the subject of discussion there, with regard to transmitting beacon signals with greater ERP than allowed and generally causing negative effects on such a small band. Anyway, unless these signals are automated, they seem to come up in different modes and frequencies at various times, which would mean someone is running them. I’m hearing his wspr beacon on 475.652 kHz tonight (last one heard 0358 UT) and most nights. Just thought I’d pass this along… 73 Don VE6JY“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1722 UT December 6