** U S A. WTJC, 9370v, still accompanied by spurs. Aug 23 at 0514 during omniscient preacher, ratchety distortion matching 9370 modulation peaks heard centred about 9340 and 9400. Correlate with strong S9+20 signal on fundamental despite nightmiddle propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Another check of VOA Greenville 17585, Aug 23 at 1417: continuous jazz, but not // 9760 Tinang which was as usual in news during this hour. Why isn`t that on 17585 too despite being a Sunday? Cut off without any announcement at 1430:00 as IBB has finally learned to do at Greenville to make way for Botswana`s takeover of same frequency, inaudible.
However, James MacDonell in Nigeria tells me that as of Aug 22, Botswana was still coming on at *1428 with Yankee Doodle Dandy sign-on routine, overlapping Greenville. It takes a while for instruxions to filter down to where they are sorely needed in the IBB bureaucracy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VENEZUELA [non]. Sunday Aug 23 check for Aló, Presidente via RHC: At 1401, found open carriers on 11690 making a SAH with HCJB, and on 12010 aside the RTTY 12015. But nothing on 13750 which when on is the big signal for that service. 1413 recheck: same. 1414, also found OC on 13680, which on weekdays is regular RHC with big signal until 15. At 1416 weak OC on 17750, which is the fifth scheduled A,P channel. So some transmitter operators are expecting something to come thru.
At 1430, however, no longer any carriers audible on any of them, nor at 1454, so word must have come down by then that Hugo would be a no-show this week. Another check at 1539 reconfirmed nothing was on. But the secret mid-day extension (or rather repeat) of RHC`s own programming was underway on 11760, 11800 distorted and 13760. No further chex made past 2000, tho they could have faked me out with a later start (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###