** CUBA. RHC, 0609 UT Jan 18: Spanish, ending Figuras en la Historia on 6120, 6150; music during English service on 6140, // 6060, 6010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. Seems the AIR Aligarh transmitter on 9470 is upacting again after a couple months of calm: Jan 18 at 1359 music // stronger National Channel via Bengaluru 9425, but 9470 accompanied by buzz, more on the lower than the upper side tho maybe suppressed by RA signal on 9475.
9425 at 1435 ending newscast, introducing English feature program on this Monday with music, “Old Black Magic“, segué to Celine Dion`s “My Heart Must Go On“, the connexion between them not being clear; 1442 talk with biography of someone born on 1.23.1897 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9526, no signal at 1357 Jan 18, so VOI presumably off if it were ever on this date, despite having resumed Malay hour at 1400 and on until 1502* the day before per Ron Howard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES [non]. 11715, RVA via VATICAN, Jan 18 from *1500 in the clear, still no sign of KJES, YL devotional talk in presumed Tagalog, and I thought I heard her referring repeatedly to “allah“, tho you`d think they`d use the Spanish term “dios“ instead. Perhaps Philippines is more tolerant of such cross-religionism than Malaysia. The monotheist Abrahamists have more in common than they like to admit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. After catching REE Sephardic service foulups on Dec 21 and 28 when the modulation feed was far out of coördination with the transmission time of 1425-1455 Mondays on 15385, I missed checking on Jan 4 and 11, so made sure to tune in Jan 18 from 1420. By now they are no longer SNAFUd, with IS starting at 1423, sign-on at 1425 but STILL giving wrong frequency 15325!
1448 with “España Hoy“ segment about opening of Wagner`s “El holandés volante“ in Madrid, ignoring the composer`s anti-Semitism. 1453:30 standard sign-off again giving frequencies for this and the two other judeo-español transmissions UT Tuesdays; yes “15325“ by an announcer who never monitors her own broadcasts and no one in-house bothers to inclue her. Contact info to the six-digit P O box, or to sefarad @ rtve.es then fanfare and off at 1455* sharp (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [non]. Had not reconfirmed REE`s M-F 1340-1355 “co-official languages“ segment for some weeks, so barely got to it in time on Monday Jan 18, on 15170 via Costa Rica under Romania, at 1354 upwrapping the Basque segment with genuine Basque-language closing announcement after giving weather in Castilian like the rest of that 5-minute token service which is not really in Basque at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 5875, BBCWS in English via Thailand, poor but no QRM at 1355 Jan 18 with report from Haiti. Next check at 1445, English again mixing with another language, but atop it, presumably BBCWS Arabic as before, with phoner. EiBi update Jan 17 and Aoki Jan 18 still have no listing for the Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 9440, Jan 18 at 1405 talk in unID language, probably S Asian, and now accompanied by buzz similar to AIR on 9470. This buzz is the same thruout the bandwidth of the signal, however, and not loud enough to blot out the intentional modulation. Around 1415 had giveaway YFR jingles.
We first heard this new transmission Dec 18 when it was YFR in English, and per Aoki was: “9440 FAMILY RADIO 1400-1500 1234567 English 250 195 Novosibirsk-Oyash RUS 08341E 5529N WYFR b09 Dec. 24-“ And our last log of it on Jan 8 was still in Campinglish.
As often with YFR, they start a new transmission with English fill until they are ready to attack a new minority group and then switch to that language; but which? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)