** GABON. 9580, Feb 19 at 0627, ANO is still on the air and today even before 0630, good with hilife music, in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ITALY [non]. 15190, previous Sundays it was clear that the 30-minute extension after Brother Scare 1300-1500 via IRRS via ROMANIA until 1530, was not more of him, but something else in English. This week, Feb 19 I am listening closely to try to find out what it is: 1459, IRRS ID with Milano address, music, and opening sounds like “Radio Static“ but not at all sure of that; “a clear voice of reason“, “roundtable discussion of original Christians, followers of Jesus of Nazareth“, but their subject is reincarnation!
At first I thought it was from Italy and they were doing voice-over translation as there was an undercurrent, but then referred to a poem by Hermann Hesse and quoted it. There are certainly tie-ins between Hesse and Asian religions, but hardly Christianity.
1526 saying goodbye as “The Word“(?), definitely a postal address in Germany, and info@radio something .com and finally “The Cosmic Way“ mentioned. 1528 cut to unrelated program snippet, 1528:40 cut to IRRS sign-off offering special numbered QSL; cut again to unrelated audio, and buried but still on a bit longer under *1529:25 DRM from VATICAN to India.
Maybe it`s related to this website: http://www.cosmicway.com/
which has a launcher of a “station“, except no hyperlinx. Features a lady with big false eyelashes, resembling Liza Minelli.
This transmission is still missing from two-month-old program schedule of IRRS at http://www.nexus.org/NEXUS-IBA/Schedules/sun.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RWANDA [and non]. 15440, Feb 19 at 0632, fair signal in African language, i.e. DW Hausa at 0630-0700. First seemed OSOB, then some other Africans appeared, 15400 BBC via SOUTH AFRICA, and 15580 VOA, which had just switched from Botswana to SAO TOME (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SWAZILAND. 15360, Feb 19 at 1411 nice S Asian song, 1414 website and Lahore address, 1415 chime IS and TWR Swaziland ID in English to 1416*. Is Manzini`s only unAfrican broadcast, Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1604 monitoring: confirmed with excellent signal from WTWW 5755, UT Sunday Feb 19 at 0500-0529. Remaining airings on WRMI 9955: Sunday 1830, Monday 1230. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sunday 1830. Full schedule with many more webcasts at http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
WRMI is also agreeable to adding 0600 UT Monday on 9955 for WORLD OF RADIO, but not sure if it can start this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VENEZUELA [non]. 13750, Feb 19 at 1402 strong open carrier, either RHC Sunday-only or VOA Greenville not yet turned off which had been loud and clear until 1400, unlike jammed // 9885 but I was not listening for any transmission break. RHC 9850 was off while normally it runs until 1600. At 1433 check, nothing on 13750. So any `Aló, Presidente` this week? No, next check at 1615, all A,P frequencies are off: 17750, 15370, 13750, 13680, 11690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15435, Feb 19 at 1418 something in Arabic, YL talking, with squeal on transmitter. Nothing listed at this hour in HFCC, EiBi, Aoki, or WRTH Update. First guess would be Saudi Arabia on earlier than usual *1500 on this frequency, but not // 17705, 17615, 17895, and 21505 too weak to check, and if it were BSKSA, should have matched at least one of them, in main or Holy Qur`an program. 1427:23 her modulation was cut off in mid-word, carrier on until 1429*. Before 1430, RVA via VATICAN came up as usual, stronger in Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)