** CHAD. Tnx to Brandon Jordan`s tip, I looked for RNT on 6165 during the one-hour RN Bonaire break. April 17 at 0450, hilife music, good signal, pause for brief announcement in French saying good morning from Ndjamena. Modulation was slightly distorted on music. Blocked at *0458 by RNW OC and IS, opening Dutch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. As usual, RHC`s new online schedule is inaccurate and incomplete.
I am still hearing RHC in Spanish on 6120, altho on the schedule it shows only one semihour per week, Sunday 2330 in Esperanto to CAm. April 17 at 0447, RHC in Spanish, rough modulation on 6120.
I was looking for // to 5965, where RHC continues to collide with REE Costa Rica; at the moment RHC was on top, along with Vatican Radio in French for a 3-way SAH; at 0440 Vatican changes from 10 to 330 degrees with 250 kW from SMG; and 330 tho intended for Europe carries on to NAm beyond.
Back on 6120 at 0459, RHC signing off mentioning 6000 and 6180 which I assume were referring to *1100 channels. Played a different version of national anthem, which seemed to mix in bits of La Marseillaise! Then plugged repeat of transmission coming up on webcast only, IS and off.
REE was playing some nice ME music before 0500, which I wish I had time to stay with, clearer on 6055 direct, but also with RHC ACI from 6060.
Then I went to 6010 waiting for that new RHC English frequency to come on. Finally did at *0502 overriding sermon in English being translated into Spanish, i.e. LV de to Conciencia, COLOMBIA — this may explain people hearing English from HJDH elsewhen. The modulation on RHC 6010 was much better than on 6120, so I hesitate to conclude they were the same transmitter.
At 0515 I was also getting RHC English weakly on 5960, but this may have been receiver overload rather than transmitted, i.e. 6060 leapfrog over 6010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA [non]. Checking VOR frequencies, April 16 at 0135, 9890 was poor, and 9665 had a fast SAH of approximately 12 Hz. That must be CRI via Brasília, which is registered on 9665 at 01-02, 250 kW at 215 degrees in Spanish, so not much signal here, but enough to bother VOR when southern conditions are up and northern propagation is down. CRI/Brasília resumes at 03-04 in Spanish, this time at 314 degrees but I`ve yet to check how the collision goes during that hour. Every A-season, Russia [non] and China [non] clash like this, but now it`s more serious with only one alternative from Russia — 9890 until 0200, then no alternative (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###