Alan Roe`s Hitlist Updated:
DX/SWL/Media Programs Updated:
World of Radio schedules:
** CUBA. 13700, April 21 at 1329, not a dozen, not any filthy FM spurblobs audible from RHC which is failing to provide them day after day: but I`m sure they`ll be back eventually. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11860, April 21 at 2302, RHC music still on air, but chops off at 2305.3* while continuing on 11840, 11760, 11700. 11670 soon goes from dead air to join the rest, not including listed 12000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 21 at 1334 UT, `K530AM` Vance AFB is still dead air; ID will presumably fire on timer at unpredictable intervals (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 21 at 2358, JJBA carrier from R. Chaski, cuts off circa 2359:45* so no more slippage. We`ll have less and less reception of this with earlying sunsets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, April 21 at 1718, wobbly carrier on weak signal, presumed BSKSA as only scheduled 15-18, 500 kW, 320 degrees USward from Riyadh; sounds like interview in Arabic. Only alternative explanation would be CCI from another station slightly off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, Sat Apr 21 at 1251, WRMI with Brother Scare instead of scheduled Oldies. 1300 break for ID, and more TOM with Scourby pontifications. BS had not been starting until 1500 on 9395, but see below. Same as but not synchro with WBCQ, April 21 at 1251, which is closer to on-frequency now, 9329.935v-CUSB (no LSB).
7570, April 21 at 2307, WRMI reactivated with Brother Scare, VG S9+20 during Moanin` `n` Groanin` vespers hour. This frequency had been totally off since December when TOM was drastically cut by WRMI. Again on 315 degree antenna right at us, and too bad it has not been used for any rational programming. The skedgrid
has now been updated as of April 21 to show XMTR 11 on 7570, 315 degrees with light green System C TOM at 23-05 (and all the rest: 7730 at 01-04, 5850 at 02-05; 9395 at 10-19; 7780 at 17-20) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15390 & 15520, Sat Apr 21 at 1719 no signals from REE, but fair on 17855 with a partido. O, the 161-degree distorted transmitter is supposed to be on unpropagable 21620 for the weekend 14-18 expansion, and then 15390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Saturday April 21 at 1720, no signal detectable from WWRB with R. Munansi. It might be due to degraded propagation, except neighbor 15825 WWCR is getting a sporadic-E boost up to S9+10! (also on 13845, and even more on 12160, S9+20/30. Nor was 15240 audible around 1430 UT check via UTwente. So appears to be OFF. Please check 15240 Sunday between 14 and 21 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 9490, April 21 at 1256, YL alternating English and Korean, a les about such confusing but vital idioms as “under the weather“. This hour only is VOA Korean, 250 kW, 333 degrees from TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1926 monitoring: missing again from WBCQ, Saturday April 21 at 2130 when has been on 9330. Now 9329.82v-CUSB keeps playing BS from 2128 past 2130. Makes the third day in a row this has happened, along with April 19 & 20 at 2330. No notification or reply from WBCQ whether this be intentional.
And for the second week, contrary to its own websked, 7780 WRMI at 2300 Sat April 21 is airing `Voice of the Report of the Week` along with some other frequencies, instead of WOR. But next airing, UT Sunday April 22 at 0200 on 7780, WOR is reconfirmed, fair.
Furthermore, skedgrid update shows another NEW TIME for WOR: Sunday 1900 on 9395. That`s JBA here, but should be better along the 355 degree azimuth from Okee. Next:
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 29] Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW] Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe] Mon 0130 WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to S, 7780 to NE [NEW] Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe] Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?] Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5950, April 21 at 2345, this WRMI with FR in Spanish still has a SAH as if a second slightly offset transmitter be upon it; nor does updated skedgrid show Oldies on 5950 between 0200 and 1100 as we have been hearing it the past week. http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
Finally! it does show 9395 with RAE in German at 19-20, Italian at 20-21, weekdays, where they have been for months, but also still shows same at 21-22 & 22-23 on 11580, a disused frequency so far.
See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non] for WRMI`s Brother Scare changes; and USA: WORLD OF RADIO monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, April 22 at 0002, no signal from WWRB nor on any 90mb frequency. I`ve yet to hear them on reactivated 5050 as others have reported. Nor was 15240 heard by me earlier April 21, see UGANDA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, April 21 at 1134 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is back to normal at the moment, continuous carrier and modulation! Promo for a co-ed mud volleyball festival sponsored by Rocking M Media, usual slogan ID “The Wave, 100.3 and 1130, your music stations from the wheat capital of the world“. No doubt the SNAFU will be back anon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0233 UT April 22