** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, March 28 at 0200, NOT R. Tirana relay as now on the WRMI sked, and which I quoted on WOR 1923, but instead Radio Prague in English! 5850 at 2300 had been R. Tirana, but deleted from sked, altho I did not confirm March 27 that it was really off. If so, what of R. Tirana? See USA: WRMI for what else I was hearing around 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7335, March 26 at 2358, R. Martí now with jamming after a two-day honeymoon.
March 27 at 0005+ I survey the rest:
7365, R. Martí over jamming // same as on 7335
7435, 7355, jamming vs nothing
6030, RM readable with jamming about equal level
9565, March 27 at 0016, jamming vs nothing except weak Brazilian
11930, March 27 at 0021, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing; with occasional single beeps
9955, March 27 at 0013, pulse jamming with same beeps vs gospel huxter in English on WRMI
9490, March 27 at 0017, WON jamming against NO Radio República, ever at this hour. Ditto at 0559 pulse jamming with beeps – more below
Another survey, March 27 at 0603+:
7335 & 7365, WON jamming over RM
7355 & 7435, jamming vs nothing
5980, WON jamming but RM not on yet
6030, WON jamming with beeps about equal to RM
7350 is supposed to be the new frequency for R. República, per Ivo and HFCC info showing 0200-0400 via France, extended Sat & Sun to 0500 (meaning UT Sun & Mon?). So I check it at 0258 March 28: Nothing heard, and no jamming, except for bleed from 7355 where there is no Martí. 9490 still has a very weak signal which sounds like República and no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 17540, March 26 at 2147, no signal from R. Japan in Portuguese via WHRI, which is still registered in A-18 HFCC as well as B-17. It used to provide quite a good signal when hardly anything else was to be heard on this band. On March 20, JRX in Brasil reported that they announced that the 2130 transmission would be terminated March 25 but one Portuguese broadcast would remain at 0900 on 6195 WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, March 27 at 1923, WRMI is not on the air, contrary to a schedule we got showing that in A-18, R. Herwa International would start half an hour earlier at 1900. At *1927, WRMI does cut on with “top of hour“ ID & IS loop at bottom of hour, but recheck at 1945 seems music fill unlike R. Herwa programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, March 26 at 2355, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, no longer blocked by Romania in DRM or AM, as it had been for the past 5 months when it was closing down at 2330. In the meantime, Claudio Galaz in Chile reported it was staying on another half hour. So I`m all set to clock the exact autocutoff time in order to make future comparisons and calculations about how the timer is slipping. For a few years prior, I had been following that at an average rate of 6.7 seconds later per noctem. There it goes! Off at 0000:34*.
24 hours later I`m on it again: March 27 at 2343 the JBA carrier, and this time it cuts off at 0000:32* March 28, which is 2 seconds earlier than last night. So something has changed. We`ll see how it goes periodically for any pattern from now on. BTW, altho no co-channel QRM, noise level went up circa 0000, apparently from 5970 WEWN, with the dirty sidebands, if not also from 5990 CRI via Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1923, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 9760 // 7315, March 26 at 2158, RRI IS poorly preceding English hour, both in AM, not DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SLOVAKIA [non]. 7780 << // 5850, March 28 at 0005, RSI in Slovak via WRMI, as scheduled this hour on “11580“ and 5850, followed by English 0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 17855, March 26 at 2147, no signal from REE on the North American beam as 2200* approaches; presumably because of no propagation. This more than two hours after sunset at Noblejas. Staying on 9690 would have worked fine at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [non]. 11530, March 27 at 0019, WRMI no longer on the air, as RTI has canceled several broadcasts including this Spanish one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** THAILAND. 15590, March 28 at 0020, JBA carrier with flutter, from the failing R. Thailand North American Service back on summer frequency ex-13745, 0000-0230 switching beams back and forth between east and west coasts, but not for the great center of America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9830, March 26 at *2157, VOT IS is very poorly audible for the 2200 English broadcast vs RTTY from NAU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5896.50-USB, March 28 at 0014-0020, multi-service MARS net when fortunately no broadcasters are about. Calls heard fonetikaly include AFA6GP, NNZ6RT (Navy MARS was abolished as its own entity), AAR6JF strong, AFA6GO strong, AFA6TG with weather chat. Also different format calls, NCS307 who appears to be the net control station, but is NCS an axual callsign for him, or for the net? Also an NCS035 who is having a fine day in the Rio Grande Valley. The “NCS“ are NOT spoken fonetially so could be NCF. I could spend a lot of minutes searching out names and locations for these calls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1922 monitoring: confirmed at 2353 Monday March 26 the 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.30v-CUSB, S9+5. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 27 after 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Tue Mar 27 at 2030 & 2130 on 7780 & 9455, about equal fair levels, as WOR 1923 was not quite ready.
WORLD OF RADIO 1923 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Antarctica, Argentina non, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brasil, Chile, China and non, Colombia, Cuba and non, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany non, India, Iran, Japan and non, Korea North non, Korea South, Kuwait, Madagascar, Nigeria non, Norway, Perú, Philippines, Sudan non, Sudan South non, Taiwan and non, Thailand, Turkey and non, USA, Vietnam; pirate weekend; and the propagation outlook
WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Tuesday March 27 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, less than one sesquihour after completion, good. Next:
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE [but not on air in time last week] Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW [IS CANCELED!] Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
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, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?] Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.3-CUSB, March 27 at 0007, Alex Scourby Bible pontification, and // 5129.8 WBCQ, i.e. it`s not Blalock but the Brother Scare show, also after 0000 March 28. Have been hearing Blalock on 7490 after 0100, so it`s now evident these two have swapped but probably not every night, especially weekends. No such correct info appears on the WBCQ websked.
BTW, a new long story about The Overcomer Ministry appeared today at The Daily Mail (with video and documents), more lurid details than the other ones so far, tnx to Brock Whaley for finding it:
Even if exaggerated, it`s beyond me how anystation can justify keeping him on their air.
7490, March 27 at 2340 tuneby, unknown hyper DJ on WBCQ claims to be on “7..495“. Alan Sane is scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395 << // 9455, S9 vs S9+27, March 27 at 2344, this WRMI hour is Oldies because I am hearing VOA News, but chopped amid a story, dead air and eventually canned Oldies ID and back to music.
Surveying WRMI frequencies before and after 0200 UT March 28:
9395 // 9455 at 0157 fill music presumably after RAE in English
9955, at 0158 March 28, `Viva Miami` *still* playing the 2+month old Spanish show from Kuala Lumpur, about to fly back via Osaka and Honolulu; 0200 R. Praga in Spanish.
7780, at 0159 March 28, PCJ IS at end of its hour, long-outdated announcement about 11580 moving to 7780 from January 8. Was << // 5850 but at 0200, 5850 switches to Brother Scare // 7730. And at 0200, 7780 switches to Radio Ukraine International in English about expelling Russians.
9455, at 0200 March 28 in Spanish with `El Sonido de la Nueva Vida`, i.e. remnant of Fámily Radio, new time and frequency
5985, 0328 UT March 28, “top of hour“ ID & IS loop, 0330 `Frecuencia al Día` as sked UT Wednesdays, along with a strip of other shows until daily R. Japan Spanish at 0400-0430.
More concerning WRMI filed in this report under ALBANIA, CUBA, NIGERIA, SLOVAKIA, TAIWAN, WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, March 28 at 0010, no signal from WWRB nor 3195 nor 3215 nor 5050, unlike last night when 3185 was on at 0131 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12050, March 27 at 1404, music at S5-S8, must be WEWN Spanish, no spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, March 26 at 2011 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is totally off the air rather than cutting on and off every few seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0506 UT March 28