In case you haven`t heard, news broke yesterday that R. Bulgaria is to be closed down on SW and MW at the end of January; maybe they will continue via other media, but the SW transmitters are to be destroyed within the next few months. See <http://www.saveradiobulgaria.com> for listener protests to be filed. Sergei S. says this may be more effective in the Slavic world than elsewhere. Ivo Ivanov, frequency manager for 19 years, and also provider of DX Mix News, is spreading the word; his job will of course be eliminated if there are no frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake Jan 14: 11500, fair with flutter at 1453; was lining up BFO for check of pirate supposedly coming up at 1501 on 15500, see INTERNATIONAL, but this encouraged me to search again for more FD: none found 9-17 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 6270, Jan 14 at 0705-0706* whiny carrier, just like heard normally from R. Cairo, and this frequency was also on air past 0632 Jan 12 as previously reported, so presumed same source altho no other modulation this time, and it`s past 9 am in Abu Zaabal. 6270 is supposed to close at 0430 after lengthy broadcasts to Europe and North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL. It`s the `Global Pirate HF Weekend` so Sat Jan 14 from before 14 past 15 UT I check all the frequency/ranges which were shown the night before at http://www.hkdx2.blogspot.com but nothing at all is heard. Rechecking later Jan 14, there have been lots of changes and additions, including R. Borderhunter on 15515 instead of 15500 where I was looking for it at 1501 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 7220, Jan 14 at 0702, NA and VOK R. Pyongyang service opening in Korean, but transmitter is totally out of whack, very rapidly cutting on and off, estimated 20 times per second, while the modulation was at normal level. Tuning around at 0704 found similar pulsing circa 7180 without modulation, but then it stopped, and going back to 7220, it had also stopped at 0705, back in whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035, Jan 14 at 1425, TRT IS is still playing at end of 1330 English broadcast, fair signal with flutter, so I stay tuned to find out whether they will wake up at Emirler and turn off 12035 in time to change to the next frequency and language before 1430?
No! 1428 starts interspersing IDs in unknown language, 1430 accurate timesignal, and ID sounds like `Govorit —`, but surely not Russian. Keeps going with program until cut off abruptly at 1431:45*. According to WRTH 2012, the only language starting at 1430 is Kazakh on 9785, altho Russian is running 14-15 on 9410. Slipshod (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13570, Jan 14 at 1356, WINB on usual wobbly carrier, with full canned ID with contact info, “He Leadeth Me“ on piano, 1359 some black gospel music and cut to black-accented preachers discussing I Corinthians 1:10, in progress, no program greeting or name given. For some months WINB has been active in the mornings only on Sundays, and I haven`t consulted their program schedule for a while, so what does it show now? New one dated Jan 8
says Sat from *1400 with mouthful `The Way of God Church of the Lord Jesus`; Sundays from *1300; Mon/Thu/Fri from *1730; Tue from *1700; Thu from *1745. Still switches to wobbly 9265 at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Glenn, WTWW-2 will run a test this Saturday [Jan 14] from about 4 pm to 6 CENTRAL [22-24 UT] on 9990. 6 pm to 10 [00-04 UT Jan 15] on 5085. Ted Randall will take phone calls from the listeners live on air. Some final adjustments will be made during this test. Continental Electronics Co. will make some additional adjustments later this month (George McClintock, WTWW, Jan 13, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1599: Remaining SW airings this weekend: On WRMI 9955, Sat 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, 1830; On WTWW 5755: UT Sunday 0500; on WBCQ Area 51 5110v-CUSB: confirmed on this week`s schedule at 0330v UT Monday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 9955, Sat Jan 14 at 1417, R. Vaticano/a in Spanish via WRMI is more or less atop pulse jamming with Xmas show, a bit outdated, with carols, 1420 greeting from R. Santa Rosa in Lima, Perú (where else?), 1422 cuts to dead air which I quit monitoring after two minutes.
Checking WRMI`s Jan 1 program grid later, 1400-1430 Sat is supposed to be `En Camino` so maybe stopped since was wrong playback. RV is on the schedule only at 0500-0530 Mon, 1100-1130 Sat. VR in English is on the WRN NAm schedule daily at 0730-0745 and 1715-1730, which means it`s also on 9955 at 0730 M-F, 1715 Sat & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)