DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated for DST scheduling:
** CHAD [non]. 12050, March 9 at 1938, song in language? Not Spanish! Yes, WEWN is AWOL again, clearing frequency for R. Ndarason International. 1941 announcement and ID in French, then song in French; 1954 into presumed Kanuri, mentions Nigéria, Cameroun, Tchad, Boko Haram, terrorisme; S9 with deep fades to S6; more music, 1959 ID and talk mixed in French and Kanuri.
This 19-21 transmission via ASCENSION was reported by Ivo Ivanov as missing Feb 27-28, but heard again March 5. Note: since its western language is French, not English, this RNI certainly pertains to Chad, apparently originating in Ndjamena, rather than Nigeria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, March 10 at 0706, R. Rebelde is S9+30 but overmodulated/distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100, Sunday March 10 at 0710, RHC S9+20 in undermodoulated Esperanto, only frequency still running. 0700 should have been the DST timing, instead of 0800 as they have kept announcing all winter. Now that EDT has just started, will they stay at 0700 UT?
15140, Sunday March 10 at 1501, RHC Esperanto is just starting, now one UT hour earlier for this emission, and suptorted; then I check // 11760 and find it`s already running about a minute ahead of 15140, so separate playouts, an anomaly not noted previously. Could not stay with it to copy sign-on schedule announcement, but will be a miraklo if they get everything right (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11760, Sunday March 10 at 1350, RHC medical show is just starting, after pre-emption last week, so Arnie`s `En Contacto` DX show just missed was also probably back at 1335-1350, both shifted one UT hour earlier since as a running dog of Yanqui imperialism, Cuba adopted EDT same time as the gusanos in Miami, shifting all(?) Spanish programming an hour earlier. The other times for E.C. on various frequencies should now be Sunday 2245? and UT Monday 0140.
As for English, we expect the first airing to be at 19-20 instead of 20-21 UT, still on 15140; big question is what happen to the “Africa“ service which after a lot of confusion when DST went off last November, finally settled into 22-23 (usually) on 9720. Will it go back to 23 UT, and/or change frequency yet? Next airing at 00-01 on 5040 normally shifts an hour earlier to 23-24 whether or not the other frequency start matching it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15700, March 10 at 1443, China Plus relay in English is still here, and still defective: this time S9+30 and suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, March 10 at 0705, harmonious hymnody, S9/+10, as TGAV Radio Verdad must be on very late, an hour past usual sign-off. Are they or am I confused by imminent imposition of DST? Not me; my watch stays on 24-hour UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 11570.040, March 10 at 1448, VOA Korean is off-frequency, soon playing a song in English; off by 1500 recheck. HFCC, EiBi and Aoki/NDXC all list 11570 as PHT Tinang site but at 1200-1400 only, nowhere later. Saipan is more likely to be off-frequency. So at this hour is it really NMI?
9985.036, March 10 at 1502, Korean at S9, off-frequency, presumably RFA. Once again, Saipan more likely than Tinang to be askew, altho Thailand is capable of that too. This was not on before 1500.
As for previous doubts that 9985 was really reactivated Saipan, Wolfgang Bueschel forwarded a bunch of IBB auto-monitoring captures labeled SAI for that, so apparently is, if we are willing to take their word for it. Maybe one transmitter was not so destroyed after all, retaining and resuming signature capability of offfrequenciness (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1972 monitoring: NO WRMI, Saturday March 9 at 2209 tune-in 9955, rather fluttery JBA carrier: see UNIDENTIFIED. 9395 WRMI is on OK at S8. But as I listen, WRMI with WOR cuts 9955 on at *2211, S6-S8; unknown if a momentary break or no start at all until now; recheck at 2229, still on as WOR has just ended.
Confirmed newish airing UT Sunday March 10 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20, after a few notes of unneeded intrusive music between the WRMI ID and start of WOR, as happens too often by this automation.
Also confirmed UT Sunday March 10 at 0430 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20 as I comment on “irrational DST“ about 6 minutes into so started circa 0424 (and due to CDT, nominal start from next week will be 0315 UT!)
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: “GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, March 10
“1130-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, fair signal“
2130 UT Sun WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Mon WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW [probably; or 0230??] 0230 UT Mon WRMI 7780 [NEW; unconfirmed] 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
0030 UT Tue WRMI 7730 to WNW [or new 1973?] 0100 UT Tue WRMI 7780 to NE [NEW; unconfirmed] 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. WRMI schedule has been partially updated for DST, effective March 10:
The frequency grid shows 9955 ending at 1400 UT instead of 1500, except on Sat & Sun when `Full Gospel Hour` huxtergasms are appended. Other 9955 hours are: 1100-1400, 2100-0400, but also 1000-1100 Sundays only. See also UNIDENTIFIED 9955 below.
Argentina and Albania English relays have moved an hour earlier to 0100-0200 instead of 0200-0300; RAE is UT Tue-Sat, and Tirana UT Tue-Sun, on 9395 & 5950, so we assume filling the gap on UT Mon will still be WORLD OF RADIO at 0130 instead of 0230; while other non-9955 airings should stay at same UT.
But some additional changes have been made concerning WORLD OF RADIO:
NEW UT Mon 0230 on 7780; Still UT Tuesday 0030 on 7730 but then NEW 0100 Tue on 7780; Tue at 2030 & 2130 on 7780 & 5950; Wed & Thu at 2100 on 7780 & 5950; The last two sets of four WOR airings have previously been disproven, except for Tue 2030 on 5950, as otherstuff such as RAE relays in German have continued running instead at 2100. But it`s time to reunconfirm them, just in case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 3445-AM, March 10 at 0027, VP carrier, pirate? Nothing reported here at HF Underground, and I can`t figure out any local AM/SW mixture (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9955, Saturday March 9 at 2209, fluttery JBA carrier, as WRMI is OFF until *2210 joining WOR in progress. What could this othersig be?
EiBi appears to list every single WRMI program on 9955 separately, but as of 1555 UT March 10, still showing obsolete EST scheduling; aside from permanent changes/updates, everything should now be one real UT hour earlier on this frequency. It was last updated March 5. And shows absolutely no other station on 9955.
Ditto Aoki/NDXC, unusually not updated since March 8:
But HFCC has a B-18 registration at 18-22 for HBN = T8WH PALAU due west in Mandarin/English — would that really be Radio Free Asia? Not on their known schedule, nor VOA`s. And no part of China is due west from Palau, rather Mindanao and Malaya! Maybe it`s a jammer against nothing, and running overtime to boot. Fortunately, when active, WRMI easily overcomes it here. But with WOR now earlied to 2100 Wed & Sat, this could become a CCI problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, March 10, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1756 UT March 10