** CHINA [and non]. 9590, Nov 20 at 1453, nondescript songs on poor signal, and 1455 announcement in unknown language, more music, so I`m dreaming of Myanmar, but dashed at 1500 by accurate timesignal, CRI theme and off the air. Uplooked later in EiBi & Aoki, 9590 listings show Thazin Radio is over at 1330; Taiwan in Russian scheduled at 14-15, and CRI in Chinese at 15-16, so something`s out of sync. HFCC would never include Taiwan or Myanmar, but does allege CRI via Kashgar in Chinese starting, not ending at 1500. No break in transmission noted during my monitoring. Probably all-CRI as they typically air musical préludes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 4765, Nov 20 at 0147, no signal from R. Progreso, ceding the frequency to CODAR swishes alone. Nominal schedule during standard time is 0130-0500, not 0030-0400 as Aoki was still showing after November 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 13790, Nov 20 at 1423, Iran NA, poor signal, rough modulation, usual ID and into Qur`an. It`s the VIRI Hindi hour via Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, Nov 20 at 0110, JBA carriers from R. Chaski and BBC/UAE, until 0111:24.5* the stronger one, Chaski auto-cuts off leaving a barely-barely detectable weaker one. This is 11.5 seconds later than last check one bi-nite ago, Nov 18 at 0111:13*, averaging 5.75 seconds later per. No reset yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 13775.1, Nov 20 at 1420, poor signal in S Asian talk, i.e. BSKSA in Urdu scheduled 12-15 UT, and off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Nov 20 at *0114:15 carrier on from SLBC, soon prélude music, 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:17.5. Just barely audible now on the IC-R75 with main E-W longwire moved from the FRG-7, whose NW/SE shorterwire could be more advantageous for due north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [non]. 5985, Nov 20 at *0258, WRMI on with RTI Spanish sign-off(?) mentioning broadcast at 0300 on 5985; interrupted at 0259:30 for Rudy Espinal WRMI ID, 0300 back to RTI Spanish, news. Recheck at 0403, now it`s NHK in Spanish as scheduled. I`m rechecking this since last night after 0400 I was hearing Chinese language. Now there is some CCI underneath, usual AWR Turkish via AUSTRIA at 0400-0430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6080, UT Fri Nov 20 at 0624, big open carrier off and on, no doubt Greenville VOA about to modulate `International Edition` at 0630, still substituting for São Tomé site. But there`ll be no more I.E. until UT Monday; meanwhile VOA One rock music instead, as nothing ever happens on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1800 monitoring: confirmed UT Friday Nov 20 from 0200 on WBCQ 9329.90-CUSB; fair. Falling MUF challenges 9 MHz signals now this far into the winterish night. Next:
Fri 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 7570 to NW
Sat 0730 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 0415v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. [or should I say, OKLAHOMA [non]?] 5109.70-CUSB, UT Fri Nov 20 circa 0130, WBCQ is amid `Mennonite Radio`, playing folk music including Billy Bragg, “Workers of the World, Unite“, not something you will hear from your conventional far-right gospel huxters!
At 0213 check, 5109.70-CUSB is talking negatively about Islam. Next check at 0229 UT Friday Nov 20, this frequency 5109.70-CUSB has monolog dismissively criticizing CBC coverage of terrorism in France, accusing CBC of being too politically-correct, refusing to label it “Islamic“. Refers to “our show Just Right“ — is that its title? (That`s just after WOR has aired, confirmed on 9330v.)
Anyhow, the Mennonite show started Oct 7 on 9330 instead, UT Thursdays at 01-02, which after DST would normally have shifted to 02-03, but now heard 24, not 25 hours later on the other frequency.
Checking show website http://www.mennoniteradio.org there are no entries for each episode since October 31! The How to Listen page has not been updated either, still showing original 9330. Related church website is also outdated: http://joymennonite.org/
Can we sort this out from the WBCQ schedule pages? Yes, the ONLY 5110 entry for UT Fridays is 02-03, `Just Right` but no website or other info except a hotmail address. Perhaps it`s in reaxion to the political reversal in Canada`s elexion.
Nothing about `Mennonite Radio` on any WBCQ frequency, so maybe the airing I heard was an inducement to get them to renew on a more propagable frequency? See DXLD 15-42 for lots of info about where they`re coming from and their big hopes for SW coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Nov 19 at 2335, open carrier/dead air again from WTWW-3, S9+30. God forbid anyone at station should axually *listen* to their own output and/or enable a silence sensor alarm. Who cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Re the slogan heard on KAMA-750 and KLSQ 870; and then re the unID Spanish on 930 other than WKY, clockwise from it, Raymie Humbert, Phœnix AZ, replies Nov 19 on the WTFDA Forum, indicating that KAPR Douglas AZ is indeed Spanish now:
“Uforia is the name of Univisión’s radio division. And for what it’s worth, Alex Lucas’s El Genio Lucas show is listed as airing on KAPR 930 AM and I saw one reference to “Radio Cobre 930 AM”. It’s 71 watts night, though. KAPR appears to be co-owned with KDAP-FM by Howard Henderson, based on FCC applications. Henderson bought KAPR in 2012 from KVOI. Henderson also appears to be battling leukemia based on the information on the KDAP Facebook page — and he’s not doing well at all, it seems“ (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 11695, Nov 20 at 1536, S Asian accent in English about Christians and Jesus; 1540 hymn, 1541 Vatican Radio ID and into news (or rather *church* news starting with popal activities). Ever notice how the Catholix rarely refer to themselves by that term, but rather “Christians“, as if there were no others? Anyhow, another example of violation of Separation of Church and State, as this emission is via US government`s IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES relay at 1530-1600, preceded by Hindi, Tamil and Malalayam, a third of an hour each, from 1430. The Catholix have their own SW station in the Philippines, but that`s not enough! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1732 UT November 20