** CUBA. 6060, Sept 10 at 1233, RHC with report from Cárdenas about Irma damage, on the Cadena Nacional de Radio y Radio Habana Cuba. (CNR may mean some or all of the major domestic networks have been merged.) 6000 is off; // 6100 but with usual CCCCCCI (Chinese communist Chinese language co-channel interference); 1238 on to the situation in la Florida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 11507, Sept 10 at 1256 past 1301, JBA carrier, presumed V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on signature split frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13605, Sept 10 at 1310, Radio Martí is playing Jesus-praise song in English! What the hell is going on there? 1312 segué to another one and also on // 7405, lite jamming, while none audible on strong 13605. Have the pentecostals taken over RM? Used to broadcast Catholic masses, equally violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Fri Sept 8 at 1345, WRMI is still playing the 21525 aircheck in a `Viva Miami` slot [date correct, omitted from previous report] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570 // 7730, Sept 10 at 1247, WRMIBS with double audio, seems two completely different streams rather than one delayed. One is slightly louder than the other. Louder is generic contact info announcement. Also same on 15770 at 1252, but 9980 WWCR version, still a poor signal, has only one, the underaudio as on WRMI. So the double audio problem must be at WRMI rather than Walterboro. At 1320 I`m checking 11825 // 11570, when Brother HyStairical is re-re-re-re-replaying the hateful attack upon yours truly from a sesquiyear ago, about Napoleon not ruling Michigan; then plugs Pentecost Sunday coming up on June 12 — not this year!
On FB, Jeff has said if WRMI loses power, only enough generator to run the building and part of one transmitter, probably the one on 9455 (Oldies and // various others) but will keep streaming 9955. Even if power is not lost, when winds reach a certain velocity, will have to close down because of antenna wires shorting/arcing which would damage the transmitters.
At 1820 Sept 10 I survey the WRMI frequencies: NOT audible even a carrier now on: 9395, 9455, 9955, 11580, 11825, 15770, but definitely still on 21525 with R. Africa network. However, other US stations are very weakened: 15825, 13845, 12160, 9980, 9475.
We have storms not only in the troposphere, but ionosphere. WRMI *could* still be transmitting, but blacked out. WWV had just reported:
“Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 117
Issue Time: 2017 Sep 10 1813 UTC
SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2017 Sep 10 1535 UTC
Maximum Time: 2017 Sep 10 1606 UTC
End Time: 2017 Sep 10 1631 UTC
X-ray Class: X8.2
NOAA Scale: R3 – Strong
Comment: Flare originated from Region 2673, currently located just behind the west limb.
NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio – Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour“
BTW, a 2-hour `Happy Station` special has been planned by PCJ Radio International for UT Monday September 11 at 0100-0300 on WRMI 7570, if it`s still on; if not, will run it next week at same time. Keith Perron says, “There will also be a special program inside the program, which will have a lucky draw of two Sangean receivers. But you will need to tune in to find out more“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 12331-USB, Sept 10 at 1305, 2-way poor in language, sounds sort of Greek, in maritime band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1859 UT September 10