** CHINA [and non]. 4870, Nov 19 at 1355, the RIS9 CW marker allegedly from PLA Beijing is quite stronger than last time, but a JBA weaker carrier is slightly lower, presumably AIR Nepali service from Delhi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9720, Nov 18 after 2200, RHC not on the air tho supposed to be in English this hour; at 2308 is on in French instead of 2100+, and at 2350 sounds like Kriyol, while Portuguese was supposed to be shifted to 2130. Nov 19 at 0009, 9720 is now in English as originally scheduled for B-18. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
5040, Nov 19 at 0649 check, no RHC English here; supposed to be on until 0700; may well have been off earlier instead of Spanish.
6165, Nov 19 at 0653, no RHC English here either, the AWOL 49m frequency this time, retaining 6100, 6060 and 6000 at roughly equal modulation levels for a change. All these are supposed to last until 0800. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
15140, Nov 19 at 1511, RHC is on today and VG // 15230, which are the two SSOB, hardly any other ones from anywhere.
9720, Nov 19 circa 2245, RHC is not on air, but at 2304 it is, S9+20 of dead air, no French, no English. At 2307 a few words of Spanish cut on — no, that`s not right, so back to dead air. I leave a receiver running here and occasionally hear sounds of fading, but no modulation at all. Still listening after 0020 Nov 20, but the carrier has gone off somewhen. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
5040, Nov 20 at 0220, this RHC is again/still AWOL. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE [non]. 5950, Nov 19 at 0650, what`s on instead of RFI English hour via WRN via WRMI? Kelka shows in French, presumably also RFI which also occupies the following bihour now in otherlangs. 0659.5 interrupted for WRMI Ian ID, 0700 into RFI Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM [non]. As I complete this report I am watching Ep 2, Season 2 of `Mars` on National Geographic cable channel. I never watched Season 1, but caught Ep 1 last week. It`s a strange mixture of docu and drama. Sorry, but I find the scenes on Mars completely unconvincing: space suits are obviously not pressurized as they are thin, loose and baggy; and somehow terraforming must have already boosted gravity up to 1G! I know it would be hard to simulate 0.38 G, but walking around Mars would be like the loping we saw by Moon men, but less so than 0.16 G. The docu parts do raise some important issues(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 4885, Nov 19 at 1358, Korean song at S9-S7, much better signal than usual from Echo of Hope, listed as 10 kW ND, 1400 a few words of English I think, and different music. So I check some other frequencies:
6135, Nov 19 at 1402, wall-of-noise KN jamming with a carrier amid it
5995, Nov 19 at 1403, EOH in Korean over WON jamming; 100 kW ND
5920, Nov 19 at 1404, Voice of Freedom, song with orchestra, no jamming; 10 kW from same site as the others per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 39, Nov 19 at 1820 UT, I notice that the old channel of KWTV is still on but now PSIP labeled 39-3 & 39-4. But the repack channel RF 25, which has been testing for weeks either with TP or // programming, is still significantly weaker, a BAD signal or on the verge breaking in and up. Recheck around 0430 UT Nov 20, it is indeed in // programming and labeled 39-1 & 39-2, but still insufficient on my antenna. So 25 is all set to become the primary/only channel. If this is the best they can do, we shall miss having decent reception from our CBS affiliate! Occasional rescanoklahoma promos are still appearing (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1956 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
“GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265CUSB, Nov.18
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair/good“
Also confirmed here Sunday November 18 at 2130 on WRMI, 7780, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday November 19 at 0230 on 5950 very poor, and 9395, JBA; always preceded at 0229 by long outdated `Sunpower Radio` ID claiming to be on 5850, 7455 and 9395!
WOR 1956 also confirmed UT Mon Nov 19 starting at 0401:40 on Area 51 webcast but WBCQ 5130v inaudible. Also confirmed after 0430 UT Mon Nov 19 on WRMI webcast; and 9955 was poorly audible around 0415.
WORLD OF RADIO 1957 contents: Australia, Brasil, China, Cuba, France and non, Japan/Korea North non, Nigeria and non, Saudi Arabia, Somaliland, Spain, Sudan, Tajikistan/Tibet non, USA, unidentified; contests; what is DX? and the propagation outlook
WOR 1957 ready for first airings UT Tuesday November 20: confirmed at 0030 on WRMI 7730, fair-good; and 0200 on WRMI 9955 JBA, confirmed on webcast. Next:
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique 9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed] 2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, NEW 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7730 & 5850, UT Monday Nov 9 at 0700 and still 0721 no signals from WRMI. Kim Elliott of `SW Radiogram` had said his show was moved from Mondays at 0800 to UT Sundays, 24 hours earlier and less inconvenient? in North America. This presumably also applies to `Broad Spectrum Radio`, beepery from OK in the hour preceding it from 0700. And the WRMI skedgrid now specifies Sundays-only for these at 0700-0900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5009.931, Nov 20 at 0220, checking for WRMI which last week was running 5010 here during WORLD OF RADIO, but meanwhile deleted from schedule. Now there is a JBA signal with bits of music and slightly off-frequency, none of which point to WRMI. What else could it be? RHC 5040 is off, so that rules out a leapfrog over 5025 Rebelde. 5010 could bear a 3 x 1670 harmonic, but fundamental would also have to be off-frequency, and the closest 1670 is nonmusical WOZN Madison sportstalk. Aoki`s Honduran and Dominican listed have been gone for years. AIR T`m, India supposedly stops at 0215 as a night frequency. A further spur from bigsig 5085 WTWW-2 which is on now with music? No, does not work out as a multiple of 12.9 kHz like 5072.1, which has also produced a second-order blob about 5059.2.
But there is one likely source left. R. Madagaskira which has been active lately, signs on at 0200, and in the past has varied a few kHz either side of 5010, in USB probably with reduced carrier. See this report: “5010, R. TV Madagasikara, Ambohidrano, 1745-1758, 28/10. Francês; texto, música; 25331. 73, Carlos L R de Assunção Gonçalves, Portugal“. Can someone confirm its current exact frequency? If I hear this again, will try to tell whether it lack LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9992.3-USB, Nov 19 at 1415, 2-way probably Spanish, just below another one on 9995 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9995-USB, Nov 19 at 1415, 2-way in Asian? language, suffering from some tix de WWV; as they are intruding into the SFTS band. Two reasons they should have used LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0536 UT November 20