9555, May 7 at 0527, tune-in to open carrier; then 0527:45 BaBcoCk fill music loop plays a couple times, 0529 RCI IS, French and English ID loop a couple times, and off, i.e. traditional tail of Vietnam relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake May 7, circa 1330:
17510, fair until 1330*. I was tuning by feel and had not looked at the dial before this went off, but somewhere in this range, and fits for listed BBC Uzbek via Cyprus at 1300-1330
17170, good at 1330; none in the 18s
16100, good at 1330
15900, poor-fair at 1331
15570, good at 1332
14950, very good at 1334
14700, very good at 1334; none in the 13s
12600, very good at 1335; none in the 11s, 10s
15605, good at 1406; none in the 17s, 16s, 14s, 13s
12600, fair at 1414
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 11840, May 7 at 0508, RHC Spanish is still running late after scheduled 0500*. 9810 however is off clearing Vatican in Scandinavian.
9790, May 7 at 0510, open carrier, Cuban relay transmitter of CRI has also not been turned off after 0500, and now it`s atop R. Nederland in Dutch via Wertachtal.
7405 and 6030, May 7 at 0513 and 0522, wall-of-noise jamming in still running full-bore against nothing in weekly Monday silent period of R. Martí.
6050, May 7 at 0518, RHC, Arnie is quoting Thomas Giella on the solar cycle, including “I don`t know what I`m talking about“.
5040, May 7 at 0523, RHC open carrier still on here, but 11840 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** HAWAII. 10000, May 7 at 1245, after WWVH ID just before WWV, just before minutetop, NO propagation minute as scheduled at :45; missing again. I hope NIST isn`t as slipshod about other matters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [and non]. 6080 Spanish via Bonaire, and 6110 English via Sackville, UT Monday May 7 at 0515, NHK World Radio Japan is again running parallel programming: same theme music and “Easy Japanese“ lesson, both featuring main character “Kwan“ (?) from Vietnam. Spanish also audible on 6250, leapfrog over Bonaire Dutch 6165. 24 hours earlier, 6080 must have been a mess with Sackville also on there by mistake; see CANADA.
11815, May 7 at 1247, nice M&W duet in German, sounds like a lament, then Japanese announcement from NHK. Could it be a tip o` the helmet to former ally Nazi Germany? As RA `Today in History` had just reminded us, this is V-E Day (or May 8, or May 9, depending). Meanwhile, a Basque undercurrent from Costa Rica (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. A bit of sporadic-E analog TV DX reaching channel 2, May 6:
1902 UT, some video fades in from south; 1909 it`s fútbol; 1915 a movie, maybe net-5; brief re-appearances during rest of hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [and non]. 17595 direct and 11880 via COSTA RICA, May 7 the `Españoles en la Mar` pen-hour 1305-1355 was occupied by a very interesting documentary about the early XVI century age of exploration and conquest, mainly in the Pacific, “the Spanish lake“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15725, May 7 at 0504, JBA signal with music and talk, presumed V. of South Sudan Revolutionary Radio rather than Pakistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K. 9915, May 7 at 0511, BBCWS in Arabic this time has OK modulation, but heavy flutter. Not the kind of propagation disturbance one would expect hereward, so now I am wondering if Skelton and Woofferton are that far apart in frequency to cause such a SAH, as both are scheduled during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 15265, May 7 at 1408, `VOA Music Mix` very poor on new frequency, soon confirmed as such by // 15580 and 17530, both São Tomé. HFCC shows this as a new daily frequency effective 9 May, but obviously already in use, 100 kW, 100 degrees from SÃO TOMÉ. This presumably trumps the still-listed usage of 15265 weekends only at 1430-1500 by MBR Issoudun thru 27 Oct. Also shows another hour 15-16 of IBB English via Wertachtal, 250 kW, 180 degrees, as from 9 May (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11715+, May 7 at 1415, KJES in English, M&W adults alternating with verses in English; modulation crackling and carrier unstable. Sounds between 100 and 200 Hz on hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, May 7 at 0511 and later no signal at all audible from WRMI, during scheduled UT Monday 0500 WORLD OF RADIO broadcast, despite no jamming at all either; off the air? Propagation seemed OK, and Cuba was strong on 9790 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)