WORLD OF RADIO SCHEDULE UPDATED:
Hi Glenn, my latest HITLIST UPDATE
1) UTC offset notations amended for R Progreso & R Rebelde (Cuba) and VOA (USA)
2) Spain – R Mi Amigo International: Added links to new domain and new Facebook page. (Thanks to Mike Barraclough in WOR iog for initial tip). Original domain and Facebook links archived & retained in case of later re-activation.
Next update is expected to be 25 March at time of DST changes in Europe and elsewhere. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, March 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 12 at 0601, PMS is on again. And so is 11775 circa 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA [non]. RAE relays gone again from 9395: see USA: WRMI
** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI 9955 webcast, UT Monday March 12 at 0410, as I expected, the zombie file of R. Biafra is still running but not on any SW frequency, ex 0500-, shifted one UT hour earlier like everything which really is on 9955. Same old shtick, after hilife music, YL host with inaccurate schedule, all the more so now, as the Nigerian/Biafrans must listen to this at 5 am local instead of 6 am. And “stand by for important announcement“. May be on every night, but am in habit of checking it after WOR broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. Checking some RHC usage on the first day of Yanqui-cordinated DST making local time UT -4, March 11: Always messes up scheduling, affecting some transmissions, not others. And RHC will not publish any accurate schedules immediately, if ever:
15140, not checked yet whether first English hour of day has moved one hour earlier from 20-21, to 19-20 UT, as I am attending an Enid Symphony Orchestra concert, Beethoven & Mozart, from 19 to almost 21 UT March 11. Will be sure to check for this on March 12 (as below).
15730, at 2238 March 11 is in Esperanto, so moved one hour earlier to 2230 ex-2330, on Sundays only, but otherdays, whichlang?
9720, at 2234 March 11 is in Creole; all these are on in Spanish with buzn: 5040, 15230, 11840 and parasites, 9640, 9535.
9720, at 2304 March 11 is in English with special coverage of the Commie “elexions“, so the 00-01 broadcast has shifted one UT hour earlier to 23-24.. What about the other frequency at 00 which was 5040? No, that one is now at 2305 in Spanish service with music // 9640, 9535, 11670, 11760, 11840 and parasites. But checking all other known frequencies, I find English also on 15230!! A frequency not used for English before, so maybe a mixup. But it`s running 10 seconds behind 9720 or was it vice versa? 10 seconds apart, so separate playouts. Still matching during music at 2342. 11880 not on, but may be back with English for real A-18 season.
15730 is in Kriyol at 2305, Portuguese at 2340 March 11.
Not yet checked: Early English on 5040 which was at 00-01; if not at 23, when is it now, if ever?
Nor checked whether the 6165/6000 block start at 0100 instead of 0200. 6165, March 12 at 0342 is JJBM, and 6000 is JBM with music.
5040 at 0559 March 12 in jazz music // 6000 English frequency, along with 6060, dead air on 6100; but at 0600 sharp, 5040 goes to dead air and hum, presumably about to turn off while 6000 reopens English hour. 6165 has NHK time pips and Arabic via FRANCE, but there is very weak CCI, maybe RHC still on there too, until 0700?
15720, 15650, 15580, 15510, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15160, 15090, March 12 at 1339, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370 are detectable at these ~70 kHz intervals: 15720-trace, 15650-F# tone audible, 15580-poor, 15510 readable in FM mode, 15440 clear S9+10, 15300-good, 15230 has real RHC-AM othertransmitter atop, 15160-poor, 15090-trace.
15140, March 12 at 1859, RHC wrapping up Kriyol-la with some distortion, 1900 Spanish introducing English hour, so now confirmed one UT hour earlier but on same frequency (alternate 16180 with spy numbers mixup as once caught) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.2075, March 12 at 1351, V. of Freedom measured here, calculating receiver offset, but not really to that degree of accuracy. Wolfgang Bschel via SDR in Japan put it on 5918.210 at 1200 March 12, 2 Hz down from yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed in Bulgaria:
“GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, March 11
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, poor & weak“
Not confirmed, Sunday March 11 at 2340 for the new shifted time of 2330 UT on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal audible, off? Adjacent 9355 VOA Burmese is making it here all the way from Philippines westward; 9265 WINB has good signal. Confirmed on Area 51 webcast starting at 0303 UT Monday March 12, and also good on 5129.8-AM at 0329 check.
Not confirmed at 0330 UT Monday March 12 on WRMI: JBA carrier on 9455, and infinitesimally stronger on 9955, where I can almost recognize me with ECSS.. 9955 webcast confirms we are still on there from 0330. While 9455 ran // 9955 when at 0430, it may well not be so any longer at 0330, but can`t yet confirm by monitoring. May be // 5985 which is in Spanish. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?] Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?] Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [or #1921?]
Full WOR updated schedule via all media, podcast access:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, March 11 at 2057, `SW Radiogram` beeps mixed with music. Kim Elliott still doesn`t know that the Sunday 2030 broadcast via WRMI is not only on 7780, poor here in the daytime, but also on much better 9455. As in the current website schedule showing no 9455:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955 // 9455, Sunday March 11 at 2237, these WRMIs with Cuban chat, Mirka show? 9395 // 7780 with Oldies. 5850 and 5950 have two different gospel huxters in English.
7780, Sunday March 11 at 2340, `Shortwave Radiogram` beeps via WRMI, and no // found now, unlike at 2030. 9395 // 9455 with Oldies.
9455 // 9955, Monday March 12 at 1345, WRMIs with Chef y Thas conversing in Spanish from Malasia, about the ethnicity, climate, cuisine, skyscrapers in KL, etc., closing with plans to fly via Osaka to Hawaii, i.e. the same `Viva Miami` episode which has been airing several times daily for a sesquimonth now.
Cuts to “Okeechobee Ocean“ ID at 1359.5 before they are quite finished, and a couple notes of the Slovakia theme on 9955 before it cuts off the air; while 9455 stays on the air for Eslovaquia en espaol, as not shown on schedules but also heard yesterday.
7780, after 1400 and 1500 March 12, is off; 9395 is on with Oldies, and until 1417 the 5-minute VOA newscast, with Steve Miller. Also RTTY QRM to 9395.. By 1509, 9455 is in Oldies.
9395, March 12 at 1505, now gospel huxter, presumably BS but does not sound much like him; very weak WBCQ 9330.261v-CUSB, maybe // but not synch. 9980 WWCR is still devoid of RF let alone BS. 7780 is not on.
What`s happening at 1900 UT Monday March 12? 9395 continues // 9455 with Oldies thru and past hourtop, i.e. RAE relay in German is lost in the shuffle again; also Italian at 2000? 11580 not yet reactivated now, tho has always stayed imaginatively on skedgrid, for German & Italian at 21-23 instead.
7780, March 12 after 1900 has a weak gospel huxter, maybe TOM like 9330 WBCQ, and nothing on 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, March 12 at 1419, KVOH JBA carrier, no better at 1504, but confirmed starting one UT hour earlier for DST circa 1400. Program grid has been revised March 11 to show this: Spanish M/W/F 14-19; Tue & Thu 14-21; including `Frecuencia al Da` Fri & Mon at 1500-1530; English shifted Sat to 15-19 including `Wavescan` at 1530-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1941 UT March 12