** BELGIUM [non]. DX-Antwerp special, e-QSL in pdf promptly received at 1045 UT May 13 from Guido Schotmans, soon to be added to my gallery at http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
Along with this note:
“Hello Glenn, First of all thanks again for your cooperation and also for your report.
It was a great success. Until now we received some 90 reports from all over the world. I was not one of the speakers on the air. I don’t have a radio voice 🙂 And I was not the only one involved in organizing this. It was a small dedicated team of 5 addicted ones.
The speakers` names are mentioned on the back side of the QSL card. The “Arabish” language was Swahili. Danish was done by Erik Køie.
It’s interesting to know about the spur carriers. I’ll have to check my spectrum recording to see if I can find them but the NAm broadcasts were weak here in Belgium.
Please find attached an eQSL. You will also get a hard copy via the normal postal service. 73, Guido“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 11925+, May 13 at 0538 considerable het slightly wavering, stronger station with music, caused by R. Bandeirantes always off-frequency to the hi side, circa 11925.2; and what else? HFCC shows 0500-0559 BBC Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, 250 kW, 7 degrees via Meyerton, SOUTH AFRICA.
Only other ZYs audible on 25m at this time: 11780 RNA of course, and 11765 much weaker SRDA Curitiba with wacky wailer Davi Miranda.
9675, May 13 at 0601, fair signal made worse by undermodulation, but could hear “Nova de Rádio“ mentioned, i.e. R. Canção Nova (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [and non]. Morale at Sackville must be sinking and sinking, causing more and more transmission errors — who cares, we are about to lose our jobs! The 05-06 CRI English relay supposed to be on 6190 has appeared several times on 6080 instead, despite NHK Spanish via Bonaire already on 6080 at 0500-0530.
But May 13 they come up with yet another mis-frequency: 7305! Missing from 6190 and 6080, but super signal on 7305, S9+25 with CRI ID, “news & reports“. Stayed there entire hour until 0559* uncovering weak BBC. Why 7305? That`s another frequency in the Sackville relay memory bank, supposed to be employed only at 0250-0400 for Vatican in English and Spanish, 250 kW, 277 degrees.
Of course it could be a deliberate change for the CRI 0500 broadcast, but I doubt it; time will tell. BBC usage of 7305 is 0529-0629 in Hausa and French via ASCENSION (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake May 13, before 1300:
11500, fair at 1251 with CCI from VOR, no dobut
12230, very good at 1253
12300, poor at 1251
13920, very good at 1253
13970, very good at 1253
14800, fair at 1258
15555, poor at 1258
15900, very poor at 1258
16100, JBA at 1257; none in the 17s, 18s
15565, poor at 1315. There was also one below 15500, but did not get it measured before it went off
Before 1400, no time for full scan:
15900, poor at 1359 with flutter
16100, poor at 1359-1400*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 12060, May 13 at 0539, two-tone pulse jamming fading in and out, obviously 2 x 6030 against R. Martí; also checked 3x on 18090 but not audible there.
15340, May 13 at 1402-1407+, open carrier/dead air from RHC, while funxioning normally on 17730, 13780, 11860, 11760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, May 13 at 0545, gospel huxtress in English, fair signal and R. Africa back in whack without distortion, but het on hi side, no doubt R. Inconfidência which lately has been around one sesquikilohertz off (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. The 1 kW low-power broadcasts from Germany are intended for daytime reception in Europe, but since Tom Taylor`s advance publicity for May 13 said Hamburger Lokalradio (or “HH Lokalradio“, strange abbr.), via MV Baltic Radio from Göhren, would be on 7265 at 0500-0800, I might have a chance to hear the start of it:
No, not even a carrier audible at 0505 May 13; just some ham SSB in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, May 13 at 1405, KBSWR in Korean, again with the clicky artifacts on the modulation, longtime problem in the feed from Seoul to Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MAURITANIA. 7245, May 13 at 0558, IGIM is on and chanting with poor signal; had not been on a semihour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15120, May 13 at 0545, no signal from VON, unlike the night before, despite Equatorial Guinea in well on 15190, Botswana on 15580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH AFRICA. 7285, May 13 at 0530, Sonder Grense is still in with fair signal, as sun rises later and later over Meyerton, sometimes even better than 7275 Tunisia, 7245 Mauritania, etc., altho the latter was not even on yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1616 monitoring: 9955, May 13 at 1542, JBA carrier, can almost believe some traces of modulation intonation are my own; no jamming, anyway. Confirmed on shoutcast webcast (after a commercial for Food Network). I wonder if on SW, the 5- or 10-kW backup transmitter is really in use instead of the 50. See the 14 photos from the transmitter site at
At this hour there should not be any other station on 9955. WOR Repeats at 1730, UT Monday 0500, 1130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)