** AZORES [and non]. 5598-USB, Dec 30 at 0455, Santa Maria contacting various planes, Delta, American, interrupted by selcalls and talkovers as traffic is heavy on the North Atlantic red-eye paths; English is lingua franca of air traffic control, but this guy has a pronounced Portuguese accent. Refers to 3016 secondary where nothing heard here. Then stronger New York also on 5598 contacting more planes for position reports, etc. and refers to Gander on 5616 and 8891. The former USB also heard active here at 0501 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 6011.732, Dec 30 at 0625, JBA carrier, and a stronger carrier on 6010.021v, with some music, and audibly varying. Per Dave Valko log Dec 26 around 2300 in Portuguese, R. Inconfidência was on 6011.74, and EiBi Dec 29 has it on 6011.7. No other stations known now around 6010, so 6010.021 is presumably LVC, far too close to nominal (and 5910v is off) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9776-9782 & 9798-9804 approx., strong spur noise fields out of the superstrong 9790 CRI Cantonese relay, 250 kW at 305 degrees. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7140 & 7180, Dec 30 at 0445, DRM noise centered around these, obviously jamming Voice of Broad Masses of Eritrea; no carrier detectable amid 7140, but JBA one on signature 7181.555. There is another carrier on 7180.028, but of course no other broadcasters are known as all are INTRUDERS into the hamband. BTW, Aoki/NDXC shows VOBME on 7183, but they are always right near 7181.555! The DRM noise is hardly distinguishable from band noise level in AM mode, but more so in SSB mode (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [and non]. 6115, Dec 30 at 0507, taking my own advice to try for Congo this early, but already hearing music, sure sounds like J-pop from R. Nikkei 2 where it`s only 2+ pm, but twilight/dark over most of the GC path; no signal from 9760 to make a //. But there is a second weaker undercarrier on 6115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-DSB, AM? Heard both on USB and LSB, but LSB weaker. A reduced carrier? It`s unstable, fluxuating with modulation. Maybe it`s the electronica music at certain prolonged tones/pitches which seems to form a carrier. Past 2300 with no announcements; 2307 hip hop with some vocals. 2320 ID only once when I am not expecting it, and can`t copy first word but “something, Radio“ by synth OM voice. I don`t think it`s Clever Name Radio this time. Multiple logs here say it called itself “Unidentified Radio“.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15390, Dec 29 at 1909, REE is still scratchy and distorted on this frequency to S America. Today by 2230, 15 MHz is no longer propagating. Meanwhile, Wolfgang Büschel says for him it is not so, any longer, and suggests an explanation why I hear it differently:
“Maybe your location in Oklahoma gets a SIDELOBE signal from the curtain antenna at Noblejas, or their SLEWING installation? On various Perseus SDR’s I couldn’t note any scratching audio; sorry. Maybe there are unclean signals later on towards transmission end at 2300 UT? 73 wolfie“
Wolfie, This seems unlikely — anyhow, Saturday Dec 30 at 1605 UT I check and find 15390 quite distorted, carrier also unstable, compared to 15500 which is fine. Surely you and anyone else in any direxion would find the same now? How about some reports from others. Also via UTwente at 1612 the same distortion is heard on 15390. Replies:
“At 1644 here in Alberta 15390 is loud but distorted and very over
modulated sounding. 15500 is OK. 73 Don VE6JY Moman“
“re Spain 15390 kHz. Only 3 txs on air today. Yes, you are right, checked 1658 UT much distorted audio scratching, the screenshot picture and Audacity recording are totally different, to the monitoring audio block in past days.
At present 9690 kHz is an good audio example, how the 15390 kHz signal was excellent back in past 2-3 days … when I monitored that.
11685 kHz is OFF AIR at 17/18 UT tonight. 15500 kHz is on air, but not as strong as the two others. So, there are different txs available at Noblejas, and maybe also different feeder/antennas too. Is there a 5th TX unit available? > Something’s always wrong at REE Noblejas. 73 wolfie“ (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1910 monitoring: not confirmed UT Sat Dec 30 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal audible (9265 WINB is fair, 9395 WRMI VG; 9370 has a JBA carrier, but WWRB is already VG on 3185 this time). Missed checking Sat Dec 30 at 1531 on HLR 6190-CUSB via UTwente, but at 1600 heard nothing but adjacent splash. Next:
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [not pre-empted] 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 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1911?] Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1911?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780, Dec 29 at 2250, WRMI with `The Power Hour`, fair S9 to S9+10, // 9395 also reads S9 to S9+10 but sounds much stronger. Also // 9455. 11580 at this hour has RAE at S9 to S7 with multilingual IDs, presumably during Italian. From Jan 8, 11580 programming is to overtake 7780, so maybe TPH weekdays will remain on the other two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Fri Dec 29 at 2322, WRMI is replaying last week`s sesquihour special `Noches con Mirka` with chatter and Cuban music from Little Habana; started at 2200 and normally would be over at 2300, but once again this week, `Happy Station` year-end show (NOT `Media Network Plus`; both are PCJ produxions) starts half an hour late at 2330. I suppose its full hour also overcomes `Viva Miami` at 0000, but what about `Noticiero/Radio Libertad` which is supposed to start at 0015? Not checked.
9455, UT Sat Dec 30 at 0437, surprised to find that this frequency is // weaker 9955, with a gospel huxter. Skedgrid does show System B at 0430-0500 on both 9455 and 9955 as “Eslovaquia“, but the 9955 program grid shows that one hour earlier at 0330, and at 0430-0445 Sat, `Upward Look Forum` & 0445-0500 `Bible Commentary`. Maybe a mistake, but if it hold up, that`s another frequency for WORLD OF RADIO at 0430 UT Monday, and `Hobart Radio International` at 0430 UT Sunday!
All three 9 MHz channels of WRMI have almost faded out by 0500, but at 0516, 9955 is still on with a song, unknown if still // 9455. Sked on 9955 now is `Viva Miami` which does not play music. By 0611, 9955 appears to be really off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7489.87v, Fri Dec 29 at 2252, WBCQ with vintage “Winter Wonderland“ song on `Behavior Night`, a really neat program at 2200 when I am usually otherwise occupied. I keep checking WBCQ. At 2300 changes to Brother Scare, for the gratis legacy broadcasts Allan has pledged to maintain no matter what BS did or is convicted of. By 0000 UT Sat Dec 30, I have switched to webcast, and to my surprise it`s not `Fred Flintstone`, but a replay of last week`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. Cut off incomplete at 0100, replay a few words, then re-opening with live new show.
Says he and Angela are back in DeLand of Fla for a few days, since Xmas. They only went back to ME in winter because of the transmitter fire, etc. The feed from Studio 9 is lost for a couple minutes at 0121-0123, replaced by fill music. When he comes back on, unaware of this, is finishing talking about a new program starting a week from today by someone named Francis/Frances? Will be a live phone-in, at 7-8 pm ET, as the person does not do internet or cassette tapes. So this will replace `Flintstone`, but if Allan explained what happened to Fred, it was lost in the outage! We heard he had health and financial problems.
Fred is still on the website at
so one could ask him at firstname.lastname@example.org if that still be vigent, as the rest of the info is *very* old:
“Description — Music from the late fifties through the present, ranging from Rolling Stones to Zebra and late doo-wap to eighties hair bands. Highly recommended! Be sure to crank up the volume and attach a subwoofer to your receiver.
Notes — Fred surprised his long time listeners on Easter weekend this year with the revelation that he is a born again Christian. This happened by chance (design?) when we were simulcasting WBCQ’s webcast on a low power community FM radio station.
Fred’s show is consistently good and we reiterate, highly recommended. A great test for the old tube type radio for hearing how good WBCQ’s 7415 service sounds when conditions are right.
Moves a half hour later and adds a half hour effective November 6. New time with be Saturdays from 8 to 9PM ET on 7415. On hiatus from April 30, 2005 to Thursday, August 24, 2006 (New date and time 6pm on 7415).“
Only one old episode is in the rni archives:
fredflintstone <DIR> 1 item 8 Mar 2013 The Fred Flintstone Music Show
AW goes on to mention all the times and days available on WBCQ with BS gone after 9 pm ET. Also says that `Mitch & Kathy` might not be on much longer since they are 6 months behind in payments! That`s UT Sun 01-02 on 7490. A little public nudge?
Before his arrest, Brother Scare had told Allan that TOM had spent 42 megadollars over the years on radio time! Yes, SW stations will be taking a hit without all his input, but WBCQ will be OK. Station will be doing some big things in 2018, rebuilding transmitters, etc., very busy during the summer season, as not much can be done in winter, extremely cold. But he can`t tell us all the details.
0155 benedixion, 0200 canned Allan promo cuts off live Allan, and sign-off, as AW mentioned earlier that he has ordered 7490 to be turned off at 0200 UT with no BS to ensue. Webstream remains silent for a while, but rechecked a couple hours later, rock music is playing on it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. UNIDENTIFIED. 9370, Dec 30 at 0033, JBA carrier, maybe WWRB? No, BS already moved to blasting 3185 today. Nothing else scheduled on 9370, a phantom? No four schedules agree on the 9370 WWRB hours:
So Dave QSYs whenever he gets around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Dec 30 at 0502, WTWW-2 is on with Xmasmx, pause for ARRL plug and Happy New Year greeting from canned ham K0AQH in Kansas, so this may keep on a few more days. Had not heard 12105 lately even in daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Dec 30 at 0515, WTWW-1 is off, and no carrier audible on 9475 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1838 UT December 30