** CHINA. Firedrake July 25: at 1259 nothing on 8400, and poor on 9000, checked just in time before going to open carrier at 1300. At 1326 poor on 13970 with totally-percussion passage; 1328 JBA on 14430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. RHC July 25 at 0635: Spanish on 11760, 6140, 6120, 6000; English on 6060, 6010. This is the usual pattern lately, but not always. Have any of these changes been made on its own schedule, http://www.radiohc.cu/espanol/c_frecuencia/frecuencias.htm —? Of course not! Still shows all except 6120 in English until 0700, and no Spanish on any frequency in the 05-11 quarterday; 6120 listed only for Esperanto Sundays at 2330-2400, tho it`s been running long Spanish hours at night for weeks.
BTW, take a look at the flag icons for linx to language pages atop the imaginary frequency schedule: English = UK, Spanish = Spain, French = France, Portuguese = Portugal, and Esperanto = green with a star in the corner on a white field, as: http://flagspot.net/flags/qy-eo.html
Thus are ignored the much larger areas speaking respective languages which are surely primary targets of RHC: USA, Latin America, Brasil. And Portuguese is still `EM CONSTRUÇÃO`. I say USA rather than NAm, since RHC aims its beams at various US cities, Canada never mentioned, maybe gets overlap, who cares? But displaying Old Glory on the RHC website is no doubt forbidden by the PTB as it might imply some recognition or respect for Enemy #1. So why don`t they speak English with a British accent? It`s hard enough for some of their announcers to speak understandable English at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 11880 with lite clicking, July 25 at 1323, but unlike yesterday, this was before the DentroCuban jamming on 11930, and no match on 11980. So my theory that these were matching spurs from a jammer on 11930 is not borne out. However, it could still be a Cuban jamspur. 11845 was grinding away; 11880 clix still audible at 1359, BFO helps, as 11930 Greenville in open carrier atop jamming building up.
At 1400 modulation cut on in musical theme rather than fading it up (no finesse at IBB), and R. Martí`s lead story, week in review was a political prisoner in Holguín on a hunger strike since July 14. Funny, never heard about that on RHC. Cuba has plenty of political prisoners of its own yet only talks incessantly about those in the USA, implying that we have a monopoly on injustice. Big Lie; propaganda by omission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CZECHIA [non]. Most nights after 0500, WRMI is inaudible on 9955 and we wonder if it`s really on the air, but July 25 it was in well at 0630 with expanded R. Prague relays going from English to Spanish. Also VG after 1400 with more Prague in English, mini-features including one lamenting that smoking is being banned by neighboring countries even in bars and restaurants; and that Czechia is losing movie-produxion business from abroad due to lack of state-of-the-art technical facilities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. Now that `Tony Alámo` has been convicted July 24, how long will it take for SW outlets to cancel his shows? Still awaiting sentencing and appeal, however.
The WINB schedule http://www.winb.com/bypgmsch.htm still lists, probably one hour each, in EDT = UT -4:
Mon-11:00A, Mon-03:00P, Mon-06:00P, Tue-11:00A, Tue-03:00P, Tue-06:00P, Wed-11:00A, Wed-03:00P, Wed-06:00P, Thu-11:00A, Thu-03:00P, Thu-06:00P, Fri-11:00A, Fri-03:00P, Fri-06:00P
Or put slightly more concisely: M-F 1500, 1900 and 2200 UT! The first two should be on 13570, the last on 9265. We have certainly heard him on WINB lately when tuning around.
What about WWCR? Aha, the program schedules tho still dated July 1, both in pdf and text, have removed him as of July 25, showing M-F at 8-9 am CT = 13-14 UT on 15825, as TBA! We have surely still been hearing him during that hour since July 1, I think even this past biweek during the Texarkana trial, but now he must really be gone.
As for Radio Africa, who knows the schedule, but he has often been heard around 2200 on 15190. Since programming runs months behind, cancellation there may also be delayed. Panamerican Broadcasting does have a webpage for this: http://www.radioafricanetwork.com/ but no schedule.
Watch out for the sound effects. If you click on a sample program, the only way to get rid of audio is to navigate away from the page; presumably hidden flash player. Also under construxion in the lower right corner are three levels of streaming. Getting that to work directly out of Equatorial Guinea is apparently still a challenge.
Alamo has his say, boy does he, on this site:
and also his radio schedule page shows several times on Equatorial Guinea, none of them matching the above, including imaginary 7190:
This info has long been outdated, but still shows WWCR, WINB, and also European Gospel Radio (IRRS/Slovakia) Monday at 0430 on 5990. That airing also appears on its own current schedule, 0630-0730 MESZ:
It should also be interesting to check out if and when the domestic USA stations are canceling him. It could well be that even with life in prison his broadcasts will go on; after all, you don`t even have to be alive to enjoy a thriving radio ministry (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [and non]. 17530, July 25 at 1330 with news in Persian. I could swear I heard “Farda“ mentioned, but jingle soon matched that used incessantly on television`s BBC World News (in English which we get via OKLA 13.2 M-F delayed at 2130). Yes, 17530 is BBCWS Farsi at 1230-1500, 500 kW, 95 degrees via Rampisham. Only fair signal and fading down by 1339. Unlisted in PWBR `2009`.
17640, July 25 at 1332 with B-B-C- chimes IS over and over at odd time of hour, still at 1337. Next check at 1349 was in talk and music, fading out before I could decide on language. Must have missed opening at 1345? After a quarter-hour of IS wasting watts? Both Hausa and Burmese start on BBCWS at 1345, but neither scheduled on 17640. However, Aoki shows English via Ascension at 13-17 on 17640, so maybe that was just a feed loss filler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Altho on the air when I first tuned around before 1300, WINB missing from 9265, July 25 at 1404, which is normally prolonged on Saturdays with Brother Scare and the Sabbath instead of switching to 13570 as on other days. There was a JBA signal on 13570, but could be VOA São Tomé, which collides with WINB from this and later two other African sites until 1700. Did not sound like Scare, nor at 1605 recheck, and not // 9385 WWRB or 15420 WBCQ — but these three are never in synch, anyway.
He`s still on the WINB schedule http://www.winb.com/schedule.htm Saturdays all the way from 1200 until 2100, but strangely broken up into 5 segments: 12-13, 13-14, 14-17, 17-2030, 2030-21. Maybe these blox were sold separately as he kept adding time? Altho we had heard it many times, the WINB schedule does not admit to keeping 9265 on late Saturdays only for Stair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. Altho VOA was loud and clear on unscheduled 11725 Friday July 24 before and after 1400 with Music Mix, just as I suspected, it was nowhere to be heard the next day, July 25 at 1305 and several more chex during the hour. Some VOA programming is on a M-F basis, so possibly it will be back on Monday, if not another of those unexplained one-off anomalies, tests or mistakes.
At 1318 I tuned up to 11740 for VOA Korean via Tinang, which was in an English lesson, Sinatra`s “Fly Me to the Moon“ word by word, phrase by phrase, re-spoken, spelled out and idiomatic meanings explained in Korean. I can`t help but wonder at the VOA studios in Washington how much they think they are talking to North Korea and how much to the South. VOK announcers could use a few pointers about how to speak non-stilted English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. As expected after a few days` maintenance, WEWN back on the air for the weekend, UT Saturday July 25 at 0544 on 11520, interesting discussion of Gregorian chant, and also the spur on 11530 bothering WYFR.
And at 1315, with WEWN on 11530, now the spur is on 11520, again bothering WYFR. Gets `em one way or `tother. Catholix vs Camping cultists! With BFO on one can also hear matching spurs on the opposite sides of WEWN fundamentals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###