** BRAZIL. 11783.1, Jan 25 at 2118 as RNB is strengthening, it`s still way off-11780-frequency. This time I measure it by the notes-on-the-keyboard method against 11784 and 11782 BFOs: A very close beat to A5 = 880 Hz below 11784, so that`s 11783.12. From 11782 it`s Eb6 = 1244 Hz above, or 11783.24, so make it somewhere between those like 11783.18, but closer I think to 11783.12 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910v, Jan 26 at 0431, Alcaraván Radio ID in the clear and music, once R. Japón via France vacates the frequency; before then only causing a LAH to NHK, and now the tables are turned as a much weaker NHK relay via Lithuania to Russia makes a LAH under HJDH. The other HJDH, The Voice of Thy Conscience on 6010, mainly preaching in Spanish, is also atop a QRM het, maybe Mexico or Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Radio Verdad / Radio Truth, received in P-mail their 2014 calendar about a week ago, which is a single sheet featuring thumbnails of the staff of 13, six of whom are announcers, and including Ralph Borthwick, engineer who visits as necessary from British Columbia (I think). Main photo features “Radio Lwenge, Hija de Radio Verdad“ FM station in the Congo. Anniversary reminders:
14 aniversario de Radio Verdad: 25 Feb 2014
Bodas de Plata “Volviendo a Jesús“, 1 abril 2016 [Gerente Édgar Madrid`s signature show]
Also enclosed a note in English, and a tract in Spanish, but no pennant or QSL (I already have several).
The envelope makes an interesting cover, altho it bears no postage stamps. It`s airmail style, bordered by alternating red and blue parallelograms. On the obverse there is a rubber stamp imprint of a triangle superimposed on a circle, inscribed:
CQ0101 / CORREO DE GUATEMALA, S.A. / Concesionario de Correos y Telegrafos / 14 DIC 2013 / Chiquimula / Chiquimula / Guatemala / Centro America [really they are all in caps of various sizes]. If Correo de Guatemala is an S.A., does that mean it`s privatized?
On the reverse there is another rubber stamp overlapping the flap, reading 17 DIC 2013 FRANQUEO. And a self-adhesive label taking the place of a true postage stamp, with yet another date, apparently when the letter was axually ready to leave the country, 13 days later than the first one, 27-Diciembre-2013. (Of course there were holidays intervening.)
In its upper-left is a red imprint with a stylized bird, and EL CORREO / Destino Seguro. A much larger similar bird logo underlies the middle of the label; and there is tilted grid across the right half of it. Across the bottom is a long bar code. Inscriptions: Guatemala, C.A. / AGENCIA ATANASIO / Q.6.50 / Concesionario del Correo Oficial de la Republica de Guatemala (Glenn Hauser, OK, Jan 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11670, Jan 25 at 2121-2135, AIR presents a delayed broadcast of the address in English by the Hon. President of India on the eve of the 65th Republic Day, followed by some brief band music, anthem? In case you missed it, here it is:
Then classical music with lots of droning, 2150 unreadable announcement and orchestral music, but now signal is weakening, just as neighbor 11665 NHK is strengthening, but not enough to bother (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 7260, Jan 26 at 0420, very poor signal with music, flutter, QRhaM zeroed in on it. Presumed Iran in Azeri, 500 kW, 328 degrees from Sirjan at 0320-0520, per Aoki, rather than PBS Xinjiang or Mongolian Radio 2, which latter WRTH says does not start until 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 5910, UT Sun Jan 26 at 0428, NHK is VG ending mailbag in Spanish, called `Espacio Dxista` — is there any DX or media news in it, then? Despite strength from this Issoudun, FRANCE relay, 500 kW at 290 degrees to Central America, there is a LAH from poor HJDH in Colombia, q.v. whose frequency is usurped. To make it worse, NHK stays on from 0430 to 0431* with IS and ID loop in English and Japanese. After it cuts off, Alcaraván Radio is almost in the clear, but now there is a very weak LAH under it, which is no doubt the next NHK broadcast, Russian, 100 kW, 79 degrees from Sitkunai, LITHUANIA.
6195, meanwhile was // 5910 with NHK Spanish, even stronger, 250 kW, 167 degrees via WHRI to S America. Spanish to Americas still merits such duplication while English merits zilch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Further monitoring of WRMI webcast, no longer simulcasting Brother Scare occupying SW 9955, Saturday, Jan 25: 2000 UT `Wavescan`, Jeff White hosting again but with Ray Robinson of KVOH reading the first feature (he has a British accent); back to preachers in English at 2030, 2100; 2106, R. Prague in English.
7730, Sat Jan 25 at 2113, WRMI beam to Europe is playing music; 2136 blues, so now it`s Blues Radio International as soon IDed.
9495, UT Sun Jan 26 at 0026, WRMI is playing music to S America, not blues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WORLD OF RADIO
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1705 monitoring: confirmed at 0029:21 UT Sunday Jan 26 on WTWW-2, 5085. Also confirmed at 0030:02 UT Sunday Jan 26 on WRMI, 9495. But WTWW-1 found to be off the 5830 air at 0427, and remained off when WOR would have aired at 0501-0530 (but confirmed on webcast). Next: UT Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB.
PODCASTS of WORLD OF RADIO are again available, thanks to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club, going back to #1701 in case you have missed any episodes since WRN stopped podcasts:
Check out what else the RMRC has to offer, including their annual QSL calendar, via http://www.rmrc.de
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Sat Jan 25 at 2115, WTWW-3 is back on with Bible in French, having missed Arabic earlier today and probably Russian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 7360, Jan 26 at 0422, VG signal with sermon abut Hyesus Christus. My guess is Amharic, but Aoki shows at 0415 daily, Vatican Radio switches from Amharic to Tigrinya, 500 kW, 136 degrees from SMG: just another instance of huge signal from there reaching here tho aimed elsewhere, making us wonder if there is something wrong with their antenna and/or its aiming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0629 UT January 26