** BRAZIL. 11780, Dec 1 at 0643, open carrier and then music, poor signal and OSOB except for trace of WEWN 11870. RNA during DST nominally starts around 0700, but carrier-on and modulation-on vary a lot, last year as early as 0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 7540, Dec 1 at 1338, mix of two stations, one with YL rock song in English, the other Chinese talk: so it`s BBC Chinese service, M-F at 1300-1530, 250 kW, 20 degrees via Nakhon Sawan, THAILAND and USward, and ChiCom CNR1 jamming, as confirmed by *Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910, Dec 1 at 0647 propagation is pitiful but one station making it with a poor signal is Marfil Estéreo, usual peppy Mexican music in the nightmiddle, timecheck for 1:46; 0655 another one-minute-late TC for 1:54, ID in passing. No QRM, unlike sister station La Voz de tu Conciencia, smothered by RHC on 6010, as it has done for years despite appeals; so the prospects for another missionary broadcaster, HCJB on 6050, do not look promising, RHC still there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COSTA RICA. 9765, Dec 1 at 1330, REE audio cutting off and on, mostly off, as Basque service is starting, and the same problem on 15170, except Romania fills in the gaps. Wiggle that patchcord! Was lining up BFO on 9765 to be sure I was right on 5765 when checking for GUAM, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. RHC supposedly starts both 12040 and 15230 at 1100 and they stay on all day, but Dec 1 at 1446 nothing on 12040 tho 11760 is in well. 15230 at 1412 nor can I detect any RHC under CRI English via Sackville, tho 15360 and 15120 are audible. Are they keeping 15230 off now until CRI is finished with it? SAC cuts off CRI at 1458:51 during Chinese lesson, and still no RHC on 15230. But at 1524 recheck, there it is. Next check at 1728, 12040 is also on, in plenty of time to collide with Portugal later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250.0, Dec 1 at 0640, very poor signal with traces of music, presumed this about to fade out. Usually starts about an hour earlier when one should really start tuning for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 5765-USB, unable to detect AFN here Dec 1 at 1332 under my cable DTV bubble-jammer, but suspect AFN is really gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9690, Dec 1 at 1345, GOS of AIR ending a Commentary scripted by one person named, and read by another, in the government station`s bureaucratic bloat; bit of music, another ID, and then introducing a segment of “light music“ with an Indian flavour. Signal sufficient but with ever-present hum, not too much flutter. Even better signal on 9870 VBS from same Bengaluru site. An hour later, 9690 had deteriorated considerably (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 5920, Dec 1 at 1333, bit of Qur`an, talk, 1335 news theme and headlines with musical background, fair. It`s VOIRI again, per latest DX Mix News` updated sked: 1330-1627 on 5920 Kirmanji dialect. HFCC shows 500 kW nondirexional from Kamalabad; probably long-path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** LIBYA [and non]. 17800, Deutsche Welle, German via PORTUGAL, and V. of Africa, in English about equal levels Dec 1 at 1409, alternating dominance in slight fading, but seem zero-beat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Dec 1 turned out to be a rare good day for propagation from R. Sultanate of Oman`s English hour — except at 1405 it`s in Arabic! 1415 “Radio Oman“ ID, still Arabic. 1422 seashore sounds (waves and gulls), another ID, still Arabic. Highly produced show with music, other SFX, with Arabic narration. 1428 ID. Peaks S9+12, sometimes marred by overload from Cuba 15120 or WYFR 15130, but no co-channel QRM. 1431 fading some but still in Arabic when English news should have appeared. 1434 a snippet of Qur`an. What could have happened?
1, English has been cancelled permanently?
2, Rescheduled without notice?
3, DST applied unexpectedly, making everything earlier?
4, Pre-empted today only for some reason?
5, Wrong network feed by accident into 15140 transmitter?
6, English announcers have the day off?
7, Appears randomly anyway? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Brother Stair observations Dec 1: 9460, still here but poor with flutter at 1453, much weaker than // 15495, trying to scair us about an EMP attack on the US. These are synchronized but running about 9 sex ahead of WWRB 9385. At 1455 also find poor BS on 13810, but 15495 has cut off before 1456. 9460 listed as Wertachtal, 13810 as Nauen, and 15495 uncertain which, but probably the former as has best signal here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9555, Dec 1 at 1342, nice handbell music, tune not recognized, mixed with VOA Korean via Tinang, PHILIPPINES. 1344, o, it`s only WYFR now signing off in Spanish. Americans vs Americans! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 11675, Dec 1 at 1447, R. Aap ki Dunya ID and VOA 3-note jingle, fair. 1448 talking about “HIV Infexion; Global Aids“; English clip starts “5.2 million people“ then voice-over in Urdu. Can`t “HIV“ be translated into Urdu? Some fading but no flutter; Aoki shows site Kuwait at 14-15, but HFCC says SRI LANKA. 11675 was once a frequency used by R. Kuwait itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 13820, some nice choral music Dec 1 at 1355, but ruined at *1357 by DentroCuban Jamming Command cutting on ahead of R. Martí which would have ruined the music anyway at *1400. That was YFR via Nauen, GERMANY in Bengali, 1300-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###