** CUBA. 5025, Sept 10 at 0022, R. Rebelde manages to modulate again, Huracán Irma report about impact on Cuba and SW Florida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Radio Verdad is still off. Dr. Madrid wants to use a ham transmitter in the meantime, but can`t get it to work; may need some rewiring. Asks for help from hams. On Sept 8 he copied this missive to Magdiel Cruz along with some photos of the apparatus:
“Hermano Magdiel: Necesito ayuda urgente de algún radioaficionado que conozca bien el transceiver Yaesu FT-840. Necesito lanzarlo al aire con la señal de Radio Verdad, para mientras que nos reparan el transmisor principal dañado.
EL PROBLEMA: Mi transceiver Yaesu FT-840 enciende normalmente, pero la pantalla se enciende y apaga intermitentemente. Eso indica que algo no está bien, pero no sé qué es lo que no está bien. El caso es que no transmite, a pesar de que ya le presioné el botón MDX para activar el modo de transmisión.
Éste es el transmisor que estuve usando con anterioridad, pero lo dejé de usar. Ahora que lo quería utilizar, me da dos problemas:
1) No logro que transmita. La pantalla se enciende y apaga intermitentemente.
2) Encontré rotas las conexiones del audio y no sé en qué pines las debo conectar. En el transmisor hay un conector de 8 pines, pero el conector que tengo que encaja bien en él tiene sólo 6 pines. Un técnico me hizo una conexión, pero no sé si está bien.
Espero la ayuda de los diexistas y radioaficionados, si usted pudiese comunicarles.“ He does speak English. If you can help him send to: radioverdad5 at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, Sept 10 at *0000, The Mighty KBC via Nauen, GERMANY on new frequency, ex-9925 which has not been propagating the last few weeks. 5960 is poor, fading from S8 to S3 in noise level and not really listenable, but hopefully will improve into autumn. May have to QSY again for B-17 depending on QRM. Once the ionosphere settle down, 7 MHz band might be better around he equinox, less noisy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6993, Sept 10 at 0002, JBA carrier as almost always audible from presumed WH2XWF, experimental 164-watt transmitters with several locations in Florida, to study ionospheric disturbances, never IDing, nothing but dead air. We`ll see if this gets blown or flooded off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 14238-USB, Sept 9 at 2136, “Route 66 on the Air, special event station in San Bernardino, California“, CQ/QRZ a few times without giving call or getting replies; eventually, it`s W6C, one of the one-by-ones for this, but has ACI from stronger 14235-USB, Jim in Barstow, W6E, so that must be a Rt 66 station too with such a call, tho not mentioning it; QRMing each other. More info:
with a frequency table including 14266 on 20m; so much for that. Event runs Sept 9-17; finally found a call-sign roster under QSL info page:
Further down, about 14228 someone is calling CQ Contest without saying what contest (Glenn Hauser, OK, ex-Route 66 thru Santa Rosa NM, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1894 monitoring: confirmed Sat Sept 9 at 2257, the 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed Sat Sept 9 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, VG, preceded by two notes of the Family Radio IS after the WRMI ID. Missed checking at 0200 UT Sept 10. Confirmed UT Sun Sept 10 at 0333 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, fair at the Lithuania item 17 minutes in, so started circa 0316. Next:
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780, Sept 10 after 0001, WRMI instead of BS by TOM presents a different kind of BS by some “professional“ DJs gabbing at a “Backyard BBQ“, spinning some discs, apparently live, briefly serious for an Irma update, the closest to breaking news we are getting about that from a FL SW station, even tho this apparently originates with as, IDed in passing along with WRMI International, WMEX-LP, 105.9, which is 41 watts in Rochester NH. Sufficient signal on the NE antenna altho weaker than 7570 with TOM and 7730 with Wavescan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15770, Sept 9 at 2143, WRMI fair S9 with World Music, familiar Greek-sounding tune; maybe just in pause because at 2148 recheck now it`s in Italian and // 9455. Current schedule now shows two Italians Sat: 2130 Made in Italy; 2145 Startrek Italy, a new one. Didn`t listen long enough to figure out what it`s really about. Is it on the Programming page? Yes:
“Star Trek “Journey to the History of Music”
Since 1999, born from the concept of Andrea Mangiarotti, the title is inspired by the Classical Series of Telefilm, the difference that we will make a Journey into Music History and the Italian Movie History. news..ecc. (Talk & Music in Italian language)
Reference Site Show: http://startrekonline.org
Reference Site DJ: http://andreamangiarotti.it
WRMI airtime: 2145-2200 UTC Saturday on 15770 kHz“ [only]
11580, Sat Sept 9 at 2258, WRMI is wrapping up `La Rosa de Tokio`, historical media program from Argentina, not Japan. Someone had reported hearing RAE in Spanish during this hour, easily confused with the Argie accents. But LRT is scheduled only on 5950, while 11580 at 22-23 Sat & Sun is blank, and M-F that hour on that frequency is RAE in Italian, not Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5130.3, Sept 9 at 2320, JBA carrier from WBCQ, and nothing on 3250, which Allan was maybe going to test tonight, allegedly requiring 5130 to be off. I do find a carrier on 3252, varying down to 3251.8 as I listen, so probably a NRDie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 4840, Sept 10 at 0024, big humwhine over “patriot“ talk stuff, just like last UT Sunday during this hour, also crackle. Horrible modulation no one in his right mind would try to listen to, from WWCR; who cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0501 UT September 10