DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated Dec 4:
** CUBA. 5040, Dec 4 at 0649, RHC English hour is S9+20/30 but very suptorted — wiggle that patchcord! The rest of The Cuban Five on 6 MHz band are OK at various modulation levels. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ETHIOPIA. 6090.00, Dec 3 at 0323, JBA signal here in absence of Anguilla. Iran should have closed at 0320, leaving Amhara State Radio which starts at 0300. 0416, now S9 W&M conversation in presumed Amharic. No het, no off-frequency signal at 6090.148 as heard Dec 1. Same situation at 0424 Dec 4. Unless it was the generally, totally? inactive Bandeirantes, Brasil, I must conclude that on Dec 1, Amhara had been knocked off-frequency as there was nothing then on 6090.00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11531.001, Dec 4 at 1457, Dengê Welat is 1 kHz off-frequency! Per Ivo this is the PRIDNESTROVYE site. If there were any doubt about a very smooth siteswitch at 1500, it`s painfully obvious today. While music modulation continues clearly, at *1459:52 another carrier, from FRANCE cuts on 11530.00 making big het for a few seconds until the first one goes off at 1500:00*. Shortly into Kurdish talk, but no mis-timesignal. Both at S7-S5 levels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 5959.877, Dec 3 at 0324, JBA talk and music, from R. Kuwait off-frequency as usual from 5960 scheduled at 02-09 in Arabic. If still going after 05 it will clash with R. Ndarason via Ascension on 5960.00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA [and non]. 7345, Dec 4 at 0655, collision between RRI closing English with schedule info; and BBCWS in English, at equal levels. Evidently the two are going to let this continue for the rest of B-18. HFCC shows RRI 0630-0700 at 307 degrees to W Europe; BBC 0600-0700 at 65 degrees to Africa. Very different targets, but I bet CNAm is not the only place the mixture is intolerable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Politics — Voice Of America Vows Independence, As Trump Calls For ‘Worldwide Network’
December 4, 2018 5:00 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
Brian Naylor in 2018.
President Trump, who has frequently railed against the U.S. news media and reporters, tweeted last week there should be, as he put it, a “Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!”
[interview with VOA Director Amanda Bennett, et al.:]
(via Glenn Hauser, DXLD)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1958 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
Dec 2 at 2144 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, S8-S6 and noisy. Also confirmed
UT Mon Dec 3 at 0230 on WRN via WRMI 5950 S9/S9+10 & 9395 S9-S7 but louder. (Still preceded at 0229 by an outdated Sonpower Radio ID for “5850, 7455, 9395“).
Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 3 at 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5130.42, very poor. Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 3 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10/20! Also confirmed UT Tue Dec 4 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG, as 1959 not yet finished.
WORLD OF RADIO 1959 contents: Alaska, Australia and non, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brasil, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Liberia and non, México, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Pridnestrovye, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, USA, Vietnam non; propagation outlook
WOR 1959 ready for first broadcast at 0200 UT Tue Dec 4 on WRMI 9955: confirmed, S9+10/20 at 0210 check. Next:
2130 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
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW [NEW] 1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:
Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.17, Dec 3 at 0417, S9+10 of dead air. Has to be WBCQ on its signature off-frequency variant. UT Mondays at 04-05 is scheduled `Herald of Truth` and the only other day on air past 0400 is UT Sun with the last hour of `SW Saturday Night`. Rather than WHRI which is also registered on 7490 starting at 0430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Supreme Master TV is now occupying the WRMI webcast after 0500 UT Monday Dec 3, immediately after World of Radio 0430 on 9955 closes. Some unknown language, but at 0535-0545 into mostly English with long list of outlets, especially cable/public access TV, but also mentions WRMI 15770 to sub-Saharan Africa. Much of the TV material obviously refers to invisible visual elements. This replaces WRN with Israel Radio on webcast at 05-06, unfortunately.
At 0600 after Zanotti ID, now over to WRN with RFI English relay, `Paris Live` [sic] dated Friday 30th November. Which was the latest English hour at 1400 weekdays only. Now hosted by Singleton. Both these are shown on sked for 5950, SW unchecked yet.
The WRMI skedgrid now shows Supreme Master TV at 15-18 on 15770, indeed on 87 degree beam toward Equatorial Guinea, rather than 44 degree antenna this frequency used to employ. And it shows more SMTV:
00-01 on 5950 (so much for RFI in English)
05-06 on 5950
15-18 on 15770
23-24 M-F on 9395
Jeff said this originates in Vietnam, but I hear no sign of that; maybe it`s too global, altho Asian/Aussie-accented.
WRN still has considerable time on WRMI, as do RFI relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15825 & 13845, Dec 3 at 1436, WWCRs inbooming at S9+10/20, sure sign that winter sporadic E season has begun. By ordinary F-layer propagation, these are normally JBA, too close at 1 megameter; even if MUF permits, would be skipping over here.
At 2100 Dec 3, 6-meter map claims a MUF of 103 MHz during 50+ MHz ham contacts between FL/GA and DR/PR. Again Dec 4 at 1530 check, 15825 & 13845 are S9+10/20. Look out for FM DX openings during the next month or two. Further tipoffs could be WWV on 25 MHz, pileups on 27 MHz CB, ham beacons on 28 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13685-13690, Dec 4 at 1507, WINB-DRM sounds different today. The upper half 13690-13695 is always ordinary DRM noise, but the lower half had been much “rougher“ noise. Now the lower half has a bunch of carriers beating against each other.
WINB has been suspected of experimenting with data via DRM, such as “high-frequency“ stock trading info. It would be nice of Hans Johnson would explain exactly what is going on beside yesterday`s programming on the upper half (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Holiday Music Specials — once again I refer you to numerous webcasting public radio stations, especially those with a semi/classical format. Many of them put up special schedules of such programs. Besides my local kucofm.com which has not done that yet, altho with a Chanukah music program at 16-17 UT Tue Dec 4, my favorite is alma mater WUOT, Knoxville TN:
including an annual treat:
“Friday, December 21st 10 p.m. – [UT Sat Dec 22 0300-0500] Paul Winter’s 31st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
Celebrate the return of the sun with an encore performance recorded in
the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Musicians include gospel singer Theresa Thomason, multi-instrumentalist and singer Arto Tunçboyacıyan and double reed wizard Paul McCandless. Hear the American Performance Premiere of the Grammy-winning suite MIHO with The Paul Winter Consort: Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan, Eliot Wadopian, Jamey Haddad, Tim Brumfield and the thundering Cathedral Pipe Organ“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9500, Dec 4 at 0700, chirps, carrier cutting on and off at rate of 128/minute, same as just heard on 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1818 UT December 4