** ALBANIA. 9854.95, August 2 at 0129, R. Tirana is S5 with humroar and interval signal quite loud but extremely distorted. Sign-on does not start until 0131, and now the modulation is much lower, useless vs self-interference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6180.02, August 2 at 0136, RNA is back on at S9+30 after missing the last three nights; 6180 was clear for VOA French via São Tomé after 0530 August 1.
11874.5 approx., August 2 at 0148, RNA extremely distorted scratchy spurblob from 11780 is here tonight, S1 on the meter, but loud! indicating how overmodulated it is. Conveniently, WEWN is missing, as it puts out its own spurs close to 11870. That`s 94.5 kHz above 11780, so look for it 94.5 kHz below: yes, there is a match around 11685.5, at S5. These wanderers have also been echoing on doubles, so next look for those, should be at plus/minus 189 kHz = 11969 & 11591 – maybe on the higher one, but really band noise level is too much to be sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11815, August 2 at S2, weak music from presumed R Brasil Central, but the off-frequency privates circa 11935, 11925 and 11855 are all unheard. Not due to propagation since still getting 11815 and of course 11780 and its spurs. I wonder what effect if any the Olympix will have on ZY SW broadcasting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9745.0, August 2 at 0142, R. Cairo at S4, warbling carrier with low roar, no Arabic programming audible. Suspected same transmitter switched to 12085 after 0200, but the sound of it does not match exactly.
9315.0, August 2 at 0145, R. Cairo is roaring with unreadable talk modulation, no spurs this time.
9965.0, August 2 at 0146, R. Cairo, S9+20 with lite whine and trace of Arabic modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 13980, August 1 at 1328, looking for Firedrake or CNR1 jammers, instead find a weak buzzy signal in Spanish? mixing with something, symptomatic of a mixing product from the overloaded R75: yes, barely // 15370 RHC, minus 1390 kHz from my strongest local KCRC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1836 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 1 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.957-CUSB, fair. Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, UT Tue Aug 2 at 0100, after listening to `From the Isle of Music` on WBCQ webcast, I`m standing by for `Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack`, fragments of which surprisingly appeared the last two weeks at this hour. Still not going back to The Overcomer, but after ID, rock music starts, and 0101 “Radio Bi-Po International,“, YL voice automated 9:01 timecheck, more rock. 0106 tune “Midnight Special“. More rock music and no announcements except for a variety of program IDs; 0113 “Helping you thru the hard times, this is Radio Bi-Po International“.
By 0127 I`ve switched to listening direct on SW, more of same; 0134 “Radio Bi-Po, a station for those of us who are not exactly right, and everybody else too“; 0141 YL auto TC as “9:30“. 0150 ID missed exactly, but something about “one minute — next minute“ as in bipolarity. 0200 pause for canned WBCQ jingle ID and chime, but still not back to Brother Scare, “from the great state of Maine — Radio Bi-Po International“, time 10:02.
Such a show by someone at Monticello was previously heard on WBCQ, but not currently on the schedule at all. Just another anomaly. 5129.9, 9330v and 3250v are not on the air. Strangely, on UT Thursdays only when ex-convict Hal Turner gets a weekly show on 7490 at 01-03, Brother Scare is shifted in compensation to 5129.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, August 2 at 0146, WTWW-3 is open carrier, dead air again at S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11870, August 2 at 0148, WEWN Spanish is OFF, facilitating audibility of the RNA spur, see BRAZIL. 11520, August 2 at 0153, WEWN English is also OFF. Did not get around to checking whether 5810 Spanish is also off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505v, August 2 at 0135, WRNO non-Mawire preacher is varying upward as I listen with BFO on, soon reaching 7505.5. David Zantow in the Wisconsin boresight from Metairie, sends a screenshot and sound clip from last night showing a noise field surrounding WRNO interfering with 7490 WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 7250, August 1 at 0539 check, no signal from R. Vaticana, during the daily 0530-0600v Latin mass, which was introduced in several living languages, such as Hungarian. Checking this since Jean-Michel Aubier reported to the DXLD yg that this broadcast had been canceled as of today, except on Sundays and liturgical feasts. (EiBi shows it was also on 15595, 6070, 3975, 585 kHz, unchecked here now. Also canceled is the Rosary at 1840-1900+ UT, on 15595, 11625, 9645, 7250, 6070, 585.)
Announcement on the RV French website gives the reason as “progressive dismantlement of the SW antennas at Santa Maria di Galeria“ — so it looks like Vatican SW is on the way out. Would-be listeners are shunted to satellite, FM and Internet. Other broadcasts are likely to be canceled, two by two, if not already.
Also bad news for VOA, which has become dependent on SMG relays, violating Separation of Church and State, after having closed down its own relays such as Morocco. HFCC shows there are 20 IBB broadcasts a day via Vatican to Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0339 UT August 2