** ALBANIA. 7475, Nov 2 at 0232, R. Tirana presumed with JBA carrier on attempt for English to North America. Romania accomplishes more of a signal on 7410. No better 24 hours later. If Shijak cannot be repaired to usable condition, they should get a relay on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7435, Nov 2 at 0557, R. Martí new frequency is finally getting jammed, but so is ex-7365, just in case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9900, Nov 1 at 2155, very poor signal also seems under- or non-modulated, presumably R. Cairo in one of its few remaining English sesquihours, toward Europe (and North America beyond), doubly registered here and on 9800, but the lower one occupied by The Overcomer; see SOUTH CAROLINA [non].
12005, Nov 1 at 2325, JBA wobbling signal, presumably R. Cairo`s only remaining broadcast to the Americas, scheduled 2215-2330 in Portuguese, plus Arabic and Spanish to 0200. (BTW, WRTH 2016 shows NO Portuguese service, so does it really exist, omitted by mistake?)
9965v, Nov 1 at 2325, still no signal from Cairo here, English to North America abolished (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1850, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 17690, Nov 2 at 1606, the only English hour left from Deutsche Welle for Africa is best here via FRANCE, fair signal, while the other ISSes on 15290 and 15315 are JBA carriers, and as expected nothing audible on 9820 South Africa or 17710 UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1850, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR [non]. 11825, Nov 2 at 0455 checking for MWV on B-16 English at 0400 frequency, unheard, but the PL880 with external antenna gets overloaded from WWCR 5890 + 5935 = 11825, featuring audio from both BS and DGS. Probably source of weak carrier I had before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 590, Nov 3 at 1159, tropical music from SSW thru hourtop; 1203 mentions “informativo policíaco“ apparent program title about all the crime down there, but plays more music. 1206 finally live announcer about Reynosa, 23 grados, presumably the expected high today; 1207 timecheck for 7:07 “en la ciudad de Reynosa“ where they have to stay on US DST for another week, unlike deeper Mexico. So it`s XEFD, Tamaulipas, 5/0.5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 650, Nov 2 at 1229, XETNT Los Mochis says “Buenos Días, Yarderos“ and 1230 plays choral NA, odd time, but signals the re-start of their broadcast day. 1231 rooster crows, YL says “Amanecer Sinaloense“, then Sinaloa state song, which names its major cities but also refers to neighboring states. Dominant signal with no KGAB WY yet. 1235 jingles from Grupo Chávez, music, no formal sign-on. 1237 starts `Buenos Días, Yarderos` show (Llarderos?); 1245 ads for an óptica, a carnecería, and a centro cebollero (selling nothing but onions?). 1250 KGAB starting to show weakly. 1252, timecheck from XETNT as 9 para las 6, confirming that Sinaloa is already back on MST = UT -7 instead of MDT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 870, Nov 2 at 1239, no XETAR yet; still not at 1300, instead WWL 105.3 ID, but a SAH from something. 1308, now XETAR is in with usual native-language openings, “cuatro pueblos unidos en una sola voz“. So this daytimer is on MST signing on a real hour later than before to keep it at 6 am local, unfortunately losing an hour of sunrise skywave propagation, but we still have another two months of latening sunrises, gaining half a sesquihour by early January (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, Nov 2 at 0554, R. Educación is still on with undermodulated music and talk, the DF having sensibly reverted to CST a week earlier than the border and El Norte, so now runs until 0600v* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1850, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9800, Nov 1 at 2155, here`s Brother HyStairical. Checking this and 9900 as both are registered for R. Cairo in English, which is apparently the very poor unmodulated? signal on 9900. HFCC shows:
9800 1900 2100 28,27 ERV 100 306 0 298 1234567 301016 260317 D 7000 Eng BUL NEW SPC 7212
But this is almost an hour later. So SPaCeline, the Bulgarian SW site is also using ARMENIA? So is what I heard via Armenia or Secretbrod?
Overcomer website now shows the full Bulgaria schedule only/rather as:
6000 Eur. /Russia/ M. East Daily 1700-2100
9400 Europe Daily 1300-2100
9800 USA/Europe Daily 1800-2100
11700 Central Africa Daily 1300-1600
11810 Middle East Daily 1300-1700
12075 USA Daily 1900-2100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15580, Nov 2 at 2110 check, VOA One music “hits“ now with VG signal off the back of Africa beam, altho some fading, moved back to Greenville for this hour only of very narrowly formatted music failing to diffuse the truly broad spectrum of American music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1849 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday November 1 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair. Also confirmed Tue Nov 1 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.995v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wed Nov 2 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good but with lite pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed Wed Nov 2 at 2124, the 2100 WBCQ airing on 7490, but with nearby T-storm noise. Also confirmed Wed Nov 2 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor.
WORLD OF RADIO 1850 ready for first airings Thursday November 3. Confirmed first broadcast at 1130 on WRMI 9955, when it`s just barely audible with some equally weak pulse jamming. At 1152 I notice that the other WRMI on 9395 is S9+20/30, but 9955 is only S5-S7. By 1155 however, 9955 has burgeoned also to S9+20/30, as daytime ionization kicks up the MUF. Things should be better next week when standard time shifts this airing a real hour later to start at 1230. Next:
Thu 2130 WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0800 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1300 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
[North American standard time shifts start here]
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Tuesday November 1 at 2023, WRMI with fado song, one of the longtime staples in the World Music rotation. This hour remains blank on the skedgrid for Mon-Tue-Wed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 11870, Nov 3 at 1234, S7-S9 open carrier/dead air, surely WEWN and probably attempting to get third transmitter operational again. Nothing but some hum until off at 1300* sharp. Meanwhile I have been checking the other WEWN frequencies:
at 1234, both 11520 and 5810 are fair with morning mass, originally in English, adding Spanish voice-overs on 5810. Apparently this is live, altho God knows why, as it`s the same stuff over and over; and will shift to 1330 UT next week to keep it at 7:30 am Alabama time, where they insist on observing UT -5 two-thirds of the year.
At 1335 I check all possible WEWN frequencies again and find none of them on! 5810, 7515, 11520, 11550, 11870, 12050, 13830, 15610 – except there is algo very poor on 12050, presumably IBB Tibetan via KUWAIT, this hour only. Now has WEWN updated their frequency schedule?
Yes, now with dates 30 Oct to 3 March and still shows 4-hour time conversion from UT for EDT in New York. So times quoted here in UT could be one hour off from Nov 6 if they are really operating on EST and converting that to UT:
ENGLISH: 00-08 11520 Af, 08-13 11520 SEAs, 13-14 15610 SEAs, 14-18 15610 Eu/ME, 18-24 15610 Af.
SPANISH to SAm/CAm/Cuba/Carib: 00-10 11870, 10-17 12050, 17-24 13830.
SPANISH to Mexico/CAm: 00-13 5810 at 160 degrees; 13-24 12050 at 155.
NOTE: this shows two transmitters on 12050 at 13-17! Is that correct? That could explain only two frequencies audible, yet three emitters.
Recheck at 1628 UT Nov 3: NO signals on any of the 11, 12, 13, or 15 MHz channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 830, Nov 2 at 1306 UT, classic rock looping slightly clockwise from E/W, ID for some FM station; 1310, sounds like “Jeff FM“, album from 1986, 662-area code phone and mentioning Memphis. Wikipedia says, “Area code 662 is the telephone area code serving the northern half of Mississippi, including the five counties that are part of the Memphis metro area“. So, of course, it`s the station hijacked from Kennett MO, ex-KBOA which verified decades ago with a playing card, and is now: WGUE Memphis, with FM 99.3 Guess FM, per NRC AM Log. That`s really a 99-watt translator wagging this dog, W257CY per WTFDA Database. What a strange name — meaning you never know what they`ll play next? NRC AM Log shows address in Southaven MS, yet 901-AC Tennessee phone number! This is just past sunrise 1256 UT here, yet still getting DX from east rather than west.
Likewise, on 840, instead of KXNT NV, or KTIC NE, at 1303 UT I`m getting ABC news, and still Louisville KY, 9:03 timecheck from WHAS ID and local news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 880, Nov 3 at 1213 UT, “Star Spangled Banner“ sung in English, odd time, not sign-on but starting the broadcast day, obviously from KHAC NM as always permanently on 10 kW ND day power, since it`s the one also obviously lacking LSB, just USB plus carrier and looping W/E. 1214 UT on to a country hymn in English with steel guitar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 610+, Nov 2 at 1231 UT, het upon KCSP 610, loops SW/NE; less than 1 kHz off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 2, UT:
At 1214, 702-WSW, 612-WSW, 738-SW
At 1227, 792-WSW, 882-WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 3, UT:
At 1219, 612-WSW
At 1221, 702-WSW, 738-SW, 756-WSW
At 1222, 792-WSW
At 1223, 828-WSW
At 1225, 774-WSW (which I couldn`t hear earlier, always sought first)
Sunrise here today 1257 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1703 UT November 3