** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Jan 8 after 1900, RAE`s German service is *not* on the air at its new scheduled WRMI relay time, ex 2100 on 11580. At 2009 check I am hearing music fill instead of Italian, ex 2200 on 11580.
9395, Jan 10 at 1902, still no RAE in German as sked on WRMI, rather World Music filler. There must be some SNAFU getting the RAE files on the air on the new transmitter and new times. Other music = Oldies is on 9455. Also at 2055, 9395 with World Music not RAE Italian, tho possibly it could have been on and ended early (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1912, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15441 & 15510 approx., Jan 9 at 1505, RHC-FM during `Sonido Cubano` music show. Yes, FM mode reception makes these huge dirty distorted spurblobs out of 15370-AM almost listenable. Weaker ones detectable out to 15580, 15300, 15230, 15160 at 70 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC. (BTW, when something is no longer wrong at RHC, I can quit saying that; don`t hold breath.)
6000 // much weaker 11950, Jan 11 at 0001, S9+10 of dead air from RHC; finally at 0002 fades in undermodulated audio opening `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
BTW, now that the season is halfway over, “official“ RHC B-17 frequency schedule, and Spanish program schedule have finally emerged, via José Bueno, noticiasdx yg. Pick your format:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 10 at 0714, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati, first time heard since Jan 5, believed to be sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1912, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Jan 11 at 0008, rock music, 0009 synth OM voice repeats several times, “Mister Crowley, O Mister Crowley“ (sp? pronounced krau-lee), then playing song of that name; 0014 same announcement two or three times, dead air, more music, long pauses, past 0026. These logs
heard ID as Cool AM Radio, and Clever Name but started with Cool AM himself in Netherlands reporting hearing it via NH SDR as unID, CNR? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1810 kHz, Jan 11 at 0049, JBA carrier, seems to be pulsing a bit. Tnx to Don Moman for forwarding a current Topband thread about this, IDed as WKYW, Frankfort KY, 1490 kHz, oldies format, somehow radiating in the 160m hamband, with many hams on the case, hearing it much stronger all over east America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1911 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday January 9 at 2030 on WRMI 9455 good, 7780 poor (ex-11580). Also confirmed at 2130 on WRMI 9455 only, S9-S6 with fast SAH presumably from the China radio war. Ideally I would have new edition 1912 ready for Tue 2030, but again this week, cannot, too far behind in preparation, and also not recovered from a cold. Not confirmed UT Wed Jan 10 at 0043 check the 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, no signal.
Feeling much better on Wed Jan 10, I finish recording WOR 1912 and availablize it to all by 2030 UT, hoping for first airing a sesquihour later on WBCQ. But at 2200 Jan 10, 7490 is replaying last week`s 1911. And of course, still inaudible by next chance, UT Thu Jan 11 at 0030 on 9330v-CUSB; when 9265 WINB is but a JBA carrier.
WORLD OF RADIO 1912 Contents: Albania, Argentina non, Australia, Bhutan, Bonaire, Brasil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Goa, Hawai`i, India, Indonesia, Iran non, Kiritimati, Korea North non, México, Myanmar, Nauru, Nigeria non, Solomon Islands, Somalia/Puntland, South Carolina, Tibet non, USA; and the propagation outlook. 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 #1913?] Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?] Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW [or #1913?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WRMI is operating at only about 30% capacity, since the deletion of Brother Stair. That`s the figure I compute after adding up all the white-space hours for the 14 transmitters on the skedgrid at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs (Others please feel free to cite this compact link I created months ago rather than the extremely complex googledocs URL. Also the 9955 program schedule: http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMI9955 is condensed)
Only two transmitters are full-time (9395 & 9455); three are completely silent; five are used less than 5 hours a day. What a tremendous opportunity to broadcast worthwhile programming to North America and the world, such as more relays of foreign stations, BBCWS! Radio Australia! Public radio programming! Even a classical music channel! That would be available free from WCPE, for example. But of course someone has to pay the bills and make a decent profit for WRMI.
9395, Jan 8 at 2240, not `The Power Hour` but Oldies; 9455 with `La Rosa de Tokio` as sked // 9955 during this lunes hour.
See also ARGENTINA [non]. Jan 10 at 2100 after still lacking RAE relays, 9395 opens GCN // 7780 for `The Power Hour`, and 9455 starts `FG Radio` from Cyprus, opening story about a Berlin-Cyprus flight aborted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, Jan 10 at 0700, WBCQ music is audible under the Cuban numbers station, so much stronger I can`t be sure of WBCQ offset, but maybe circa 9329.9. WBCQ had been unheard for several days at various day and night chex, 9330 presumably suspended due to heavy weather in Maine? 9330 WBCQ is still/again audible Jan 10 at 1902, but as usually the case, off or at least inaudible by WOR time at 0030 Jan 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1912, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Jan 9 at 2137, WTWW-1 is off and so is the night frequency 5830, no SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5935, Jan 10 at 2351, surprised to hear `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WWCR! Loud and clear. It`s the episode with him talking about Brother Scare`s arrest, and how unjust it was to him and his followers, being denied bail hearing, etc. It`s not just a clip but seems unedited original show audio.
We don`t think of WWCR-2 on 5935 as being an Overcomer frequency but in fact it has been and still is, only at 23-24 UT weekdays, until 2430 weekends. This is the same hour that Allan has pledged to keep BS on WBCQ 7490, and in fact BS himself is heard there, not // 5935 at all. At 2400 Jan 10/0000 Jan 11, 5935 cuts off for WWCR ID and switch to the so-called University Network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. RF 18, Jan 9 at 2330 UT, I turn on the Zenith STB to channel “5“ for ABC News on KOCO OKC — instead I am getting CBS News from 5.1, KFSM-DT Fort Smith AR! Which the box has retained from a previous reception. It`s rock-solid for almost the full semi-hour, beginning to break up only by 2357 UT; local news starting by 0000 UT, but fades into Bad level in a few minutes. Meanwhile, KFSM also contained 5.2 KXNW-DT and 5.3 AntTV. I also scanned the entire DTV spectrum and while there were some other weak signals, no other DX was decoding. Hepburn`s tropo maps showed minor enhancement in eastern Oklahoma not reaching as far as Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 11615, Jan 9 at 1530, VR IS at S9+10/20, 1531 “Laudetur Iesus Christus“, and “Yih —“ ID signifying Amharic as now scheduled since Dec 18 per HFCC: daily 1530-1600, 250 kW, 113 degrees from SMG. Another fine example of serving the opposite direxion very well, and one can only hope as well or better in the intended target. I can`t help but wonder if a rotatable antenna calibration is 180-degrees off! Or if merely reversible, wired backwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5101, Jan 10 at 0709, S9+ of dead air. Wonder if it`s Arecibo with a HAARP test, as occurred some months ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, Jan 9 at 1526, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, one of them S9 with engine noise, the contact weaker, including whistling, screaming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0246 UT January 11