** BRAZIL. Jorge Freitas, Bahia, replies to my survey of 25 & 31m ZYs:
11915, R Gaúcha, closed
11895, R Legião da Boa Vontade, on
11780, RNA off (Without definition)
9550, R Boa Vontade, on
9515, off (I believe it closed)
9565, Super Rádio Deus é Amor, on
9675, Canção Nova, off (I believe it closed)“
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165 & 6100, Jan 10 at 0636, both English RHCs are off, which also explains why I had no JBA carriers as I tuned down past 6270 & 6230, normally leapfrogs of 6060 over 6165, and 6100 over 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 6060 is still on VG as usual, and so is 6000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5039.943, Jan 10 at 0643, RHC English with a feature on José Martí (named for the US radio service), way off-frequency again but adequate modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13756.586, Jan 10 at 1429, JBA spur // 13700 RHC. This is not one of the loud FM ones often heard circa 13765. Not clear if it`s out of 13700 or 13780v which is also on. It`s 56.586 kHz from 13700 and see next item. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13779.239, Jan 10 at 1433, RHC Spanish strong fundamental is another way-off-frequency. (In case significant, note it is 22.653 kHz from the 13756.586 spur.) Something`s always wrong at RHC.
13882.9, Jan 10 at 1440, JJBBA carrier, like another RHC spur but just too weak to match any audio or add more digits. It`s 103.66 kHz from 13780- and 182.9 kHz from 13700. Does not match up as a multiple of other spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15139.831, Jan 10 at 1504, RHC VG but off-frequency again. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
14968.253v, Jan 10 at 1502, wobbly very weak RHC spur, matched by 15311.403v, i.e. out of 15140v transmitter; but the closer pair circa 14997 & 15283 are not to be heard today.
Since 15140v is yet another off-frequency fundamental, its spurs should also be offset slightly below their `normal` positions. The independently measured separations now are: minus 171.578 kHz below; plus 171.572 above — a very close match by 6 Hz, within margin of error! Something`s always wrong at RHC.
But we are indebted to the engineering staff for providing all these monitoring and mathematical exercises on otherwise dull bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 10 at 1422, JBA AM carrier, presumed what`s left of TGAV Radio Verdad, 38 minutes after sunrise here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** HAWAII. 6501-USB, Jan 10 at 0633, rough modulation of marine weather info, mainly “seas“, i.e. wave heights in feet, for various Pacific Ocean coördinates.
Per EiBi it`s USCG Honolulu, NMO, scheduled at 0600-0635 & 1200-1235 only; 6501 time-shared with Alaska, Guam, Chesapeake, and Fuzhou. IIRC this and/or other USCG stations have long suffered from lousy SSB modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 9680, Jan 10 at 1528, W&M conversation in Japanese, poor. It`s NHK, in clear after the China Radio War ends at 1400. NHK also on 9750, both for Asia of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, Jan 10 at 0635, undermodulated Spanish, S9-S7, as XEPPM must be overrunning nominal 0600*; perhaps it`s still the RFI news relay, cut off abruptly at 0638* during what may have been an ID. For a long time now, earlier in evening, Radio Educación has been very weak and also undermodulated, unusable. Clearly SW is the lowest priority for them, as they are finally expanding into FM. We can only hope they keep 6185 going as Mexico`s last SW station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring: confirmed Wed Jan 9 at 2200 on WRMI 9955 and WBCQ 7490v, both good a few words apart.
Also confirmed new time of UT Thursday Jan 10 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S7-S9. Next:
2100 UT Thursday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 7780 to NE [NEW; unconfirmed]
0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW [alt weeks; Jan 19?] 1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW] 1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW] 0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
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
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW] * 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)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6990-LSB, Jan 10 at 0628, there he is again, the guy with long aaaaaahhhhhhs between seeming Japanese syllables. I try to copy some of those, not necessarily accurately: inati, irata, nishida, ishanata, oshito, kunitobo, ishado koto, ishina, kita, kata, shana, koto, ikeda, isina, kata, kita, isoto, ishabata — and finally, koshira repeated 9 times in a row.
For kix, I paste these into Google Translate to see what come out. Immediately detects language as Japanese, and into English:
“Pilgrimage, I needed, Nodai, Nagai, Oshita, Kuonbo, Oka, Okayama, Ikeda, Kana, Kyoto, Ikeda, Ikebana, Ikeda, Katakana, Iwaso, Welcome“
Two more tries with slight changes get some different wild guesses:
“Pilgrimage, I needed, Nodai, Nagai, Oshita, Kuonbo, Oka, Okayama, Ikeda, Kana, Kyoto, Ikeda, Ikebana, Ikeda, Katakana, Iwaso, Ishihara, Kohra“
“Pilgrimage, I needed, Nodai, Nagai, Oshita, Kuonbo, Oka, Okayama, Ikeda, Kana, Kyoto, Ikeda, Ikebana, Ikeda, Katakana, Iwaso, Buddy“(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1744 UT January 10