** CHINA. Again today April 21 before 1300, most but not all `Firedrake` frequencies are carrying CNR1 modulation instead, u.o.s.:
11500, poor at 1253; none in the 10s
12230, poor at 1237
12670, very poor at 1237
13130, very good at 1236
13430, very poor at 1235 with CODAR QRM
13795, poor at 1232, FD mixed with algo: RFA Tibetan via Kuwait
13830, very good at 1231
13920, good at 1231
13970, very good at 1231
14700, poor at 1238 with het
15560, very poor at 1240, het on hi side
16160, very poor at 1240; none in the 17s
16360, poor at 1240
18970, very poor at 1244
11825, good at 1251: echo CNR1 mixed with FD
15610, fair at 1308, CNR1 plus propeller noise under WEWN
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 8-kHz spur field check, April 21 at 1252 out of 11760 or 11720: none found. But at 1303, now I have hets or JBA carriers on 11736, 11744, 11752, 11768, 11776 so out of 11760. Maybe there`s a different fundamental now before 1300? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15340, Sunday April 21 at 1309, RHC is missing, but on at 1411 check starting the philatelic show in Spanish. Next anomaly:
11760, April 21 at 1411, open carrier/dead air, while nominal on 11690, 11860 et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 5765-USB, April 21 at 1220, item about social media from “Today on NBC“ via AFN, commercials replaced by promos for AFN Sunday night baseball, water, special warfare careers; back on night frequency instead of 13362-USB 23.5 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 11580, April 21 at 1306, sermon in English, with consecutive translation sentence by sentence into Vietnamese. Still seemed nonsensical to me. KTWR scheduled in Vietnamese, not English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 9870, April 21 at 0100, timesignal and La Voz de Turquía opening Spanish hour with schedule, well atop All India Radio Vividh Bharati Service.
9870, April 21 at 1257, AIR VBS music fair with flutter, no CCI, but at 1301 recheck now CRI English is atop.
Jose Jacob report that AIR wants reception reports of 9870 which is scheduled 0025-0435, 0900-1200, 1245-1740 and look out for new DRM tests this week on this service. That`ll show the colliders!
HFCC currently shows all this competition on 9870 during those hours;
0100-0200 Turkey Spanish
1300-1600 China English
1330-1630 Iran Kurdish
1700-1733 RFI Portuguese via South Africa
Maybe AIR should start with getting rid of those or changing frequency itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9526-, April 21 at 1256, poor signal with music from VOI, also undermodulated, end of Japanese hour. Atsunori Ishida shows it was missing UT April 17 and 18 but back starting April 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 13650, April 20 at 1828 music, 1829 Arabic announcement, then more music sounded Christianish, but must not be, as R. Kuwait is here 17-20 UT.
17550, April 20 after 2000, R. Kuwait`s next frequency is quite poor, but by 2132 it`s much better at good level, in fact quite stronger than English on 15540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 7325, April 21 at 1213, very poor signal with English talk, 1216 music, presumed Wantok Radio Light. Are they ever in Tok Pisin or other PNG languages? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 21 at 0053, R. Chaski carrier is detectable in hi noise level (back to the porch at 66 degrees F with the DX-398), and cut off the air at 0103:59.5* which is 10.5 seconds later than two nites ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1665 monitoring: Saturday April 20 on WTWW-2, 9930, does not start until 2332:30 at the end of a piece of music, and unfortunately due to lack of coördination or attention at the transmitter site, cut off the air at 0000:40* or so before I had finished, about KVOH: “Ray says —“. May have concluded on 5085 after break, unchecked. Hope they get it together for expected replay at 2330v Sunday; meanwhile, unscathed at regular time on other WTWW-1, 5830, UT Sunday April 21 after 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050-AM, UT Sunday April 21 at 0057, WWRB extra frequency is on again, as programmer mentions origination at WHKW Radio, also on 3215 & 5050 every Saturday night at 7:30-9 [EDT = UT Sat 2330-0100 Sun].
But what is it? Rather than prolong my monitoring since Chaski is imminent, looking up later, the outdated schedule for Global I of WWRB claims 5050 is always the frequency until 0400, not 3215http://www.wwrb.org/schedule/global_1/combined.pdf
not starting until 0000 (assuming the times are EDT)
with `Back to the 80s` and `Unshackled`.
WHKW is the big 1220 in Cleveland OH. Trouble is, their own Saturday program schedule shows two different ones in this block:
7:30 PM Jay Sekulow Weekend
8:00 PM Townhall Weekend Journal
So maybe the WWRB sesquihour is really elsewhen on WHKW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 21430- in AM, slightly on lo side, April 20 at 2005, WA1HLR again, instantly recognizable TimTron (Tim Smith) monolog about equipment, etc., mentions he was into pirate radio in the 80s, and now doing `Radio TimTron Worldwide` (legally) on WBCQ; finally call ID, over to contact who is much weaker. Again not much else audible on 15m, certainly not in AM, so essentially the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)