** CUBA. 6000, March 9 at 0339, RHC English is S7-S9 but just barely modulated; // 6165 also S7-S9 with undermodulation more or less sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 7435 // 7355, March 9 at 0332, Radio Martí VG on both Greenvilles with only a trace of jamming underneath, in novelty song about a muñequita y ratón conversing. Rather it`s a children`s song interrupted for conversation on that subject. How does this undermine the Commies? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 6105, March 9 at 0337, NHK Warudo, Japanese opera with percussion, S9+20. This 02-04 UT transmission via FRANCE for all the Japanese in Central America also puts a VG signal into N America, where NHK has abandoned hundreds of millions of English-speakers; but contains lots of interesting ongaku (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 6180, March 9 at 0336, Spanish from La Voz Alegre as MWV is scheduled this hour only; no sign of Portuguese from RNA; nor anything else. Presumably if reactivated on 6180, RNA would be closing around local midnight now, 0300 UT; while CRI Mandarin via CUBA is also there until 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MALI [and non]. 13685, March 9 at 1512, CRI English is JBA but same as on 15700 via Cuba; so Bamako relay is funxioning today (Earlier circa 1340 had JBA carrier on 13685.7, Turkey off-frequency in Uighur) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 101.5-WBFM, March 9 at 1726 UT, KOCD Okeene is *still* cutting on the air for 7 seconds, off for 25 seconds, interrupting praise music in Spanish, i.e. 22% funxional. Back at KWDW-LP HQ at the church in SW OKC, they either have no clue about this or don`t care. Hey, 22% is better than nothing and I`m sure all listeners enjoy what musicbits they can hear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690, March 8 at 2135, REE playing harpsichord music, unusual, soon YL announcement in Castilian that this is “special programming“ because of a strike (huelga) for International Women`s Day; more variety of music fill, partly classical, flamenco, etc., never any IDs of the music, but REE IDs and repeated “special“ announcements. 2200 timesignal and right into “Firebird“. So it`s special in the sense that they are just playing records instead of producing usual programming.
This is // 11940, but there is different music fill on 12030, and the fourth frequency, 11685, is missing. So perhaps a female on strike was responsible for that transmitter, the others safely under male control? 2259 recheck, now “Ode to Joy“ with Spanish lyrix; 2300 still huelga announcement, so presumably no English today either, as I tune out. The REE music hour at 2200 had much better signal than 7490v WBCQ when I was tempted to listen to `Behaviour Night`.
But 9690 back to normal by next day, Sat March 9 at 1738 check via UTwente, the males` stupid ballgames, with heavy ACI from both sides: 9685 CRI Kashgar, East Turkistan in Hausa; 9695 CRI Kashi in Mandarin, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1972 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: “GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, March 9
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, good signal“
Confirmed in awake OK, Sat Mar 9 at 1252, the 1230 on WRMI 9955, good, no jamming (from next week: 1130).
Also confirmed Sat Mar 9 at 1548 the 1531 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB, not direct nor via UTwente SDR but audible more or less readable on Italian Kiwi SDR.
But Alan Gale, England, reports: “Hi Glenn, Well, after sitting here listening to nothing but band noise on 9485 kHz for most of the afternoon, would you believe that the signal suddenly appeared, and at a good strength at 1557 UT, just in time to hear your closingannouncement followed by the HLR closing message. Oh well, hopefully IRRS will still be on 7290 at 1800 UT on Monday and I’ll haveanother chance to catch it on there. Alan“ Make that 1900. Next:
2030vUT Sat WA0RCR 1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Sat WRMI *9955 to SSE
0030 UT Sun WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Sun WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sun WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sun HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sun WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Mon WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0300vUT Mon WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW [ex-0400v] 0330 UT Mon WRMI *9955 to SSE [ex-0430] 0930 UT Mon Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
1900 UT Mon IRRS/NEXUS-IBA/IPAR 7290 Romania
0900 UT Tue Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND [-1000 two episodes] [NEW] * also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:
Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat March 9 at 0103, WBCQ webcast opening `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, but soon seems to be an oldie, as he refers to “my girlfriend Angela“; 0151 recheck, familiar talk about the Super-station with its 9-inch diameter transmission line; also says *none* of the other 500 kW SW transmitters in the world are really running at full power (but WBCQ`s will??). John H Carver Jr was also trying to hear this on the radio:
“Can’t copy 7490 this evening. No signal that I can find on 9330. 5130 has the militia so am listening on 3265 with a very poor signal. Tonight’s show is a repeat of an earlier show that I already reported on. So with a very poor signal and the fact that it’s a repeat I end this report. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 9 at 0413-0422 on R75 with E-W longwire tuning at 9 kHz steps, 1 kHz below TA frequencies listening for 1 kHz hets: 531*, 549*, 558, 576, 585, 603, 612, 621(2), 639, 666(2), 684, 693*(2), 729, 738, 747, 756, 774(2), 783, 801, 837, 855*, 873, 882, 909, 936, 954, 999, 1026, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1116, 1152*, 1161, 1179, 1206, 1215, 1224, 1296, 1305(2), 1314(2), 1413, 1422, 1521, 1539, 1575. *=stronger ones; (2) = at least two carriers beating. One of my larger harvests. A few more were probably blotted by IBOC noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1759 UT March 9