** CUBA. 6165, March 18 at 0041, RHC English is already on during this earlier hour due to DST, tho last summer it wasn`t starting until 0100 UT; S9+10 and undermodulated. // 6000 is S9+20 with better mod; 6060 is off and 5040 is in French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6160, March 19 at 0615, S9+40 of dead air, obviously RHC on new frequency ex-6165, as Wolfgang Bueschel had just noted presumably still modulating a few minutes before 0600. At least this clears 6165 for NHK Arabic via France at 0600. What else now? Dead air also on 6060 at S9+30; 6000 and 5040 are off; 6100 is still on at 0616, but in Spanish! S9+20 and splattering +/- 15 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Shift to 6160 also moves leapfrog mixing product: JBA carrier at 0620 March 19 on 6260, ex-6270, i.e. 6060 over 6160 another 100 kHz beyond.
6000, March 20 at 0009, RHC English is already running this hour, but 6165/6160 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 6165, not 6160, however is resumed at 0212 check March 20 in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MALI [non]. 9635, March 18 at 1906, French news is VG via UTwente, as I check for R. Mali which yesterday stayed on this frequency past 1800 instead of switching to 5995. But wait — their French is just **too** good, and at 1930 timechex for UT and UT+1, as by now it is obviously RFI, as sked this hour only from Issoudun to Africa — and no QRM from Mali, while on 5995 via UTwente nothing but a JBA carrier. In OK, 9635 is a JBA carrier.
5995, March 19 at 0618, no signal from Mali now, nor ever yet at this hour since reactivation evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAO TOME. 1530, March 18 at 0257-0300 UT, I`m listening both on the R-75 with E/W longwire, and on the wrist/altazimuth mounted DX-398, one into each ear, for any trace of 600 kW VOA relay signing on with Yankee Doodle, as Mark Connelly, MA has urged us to try for, since on the coast it`s inbooming. Not a bit: if I null WCKY, I still have Spanish, presumed KGBT. Another time to check if not too far into the dayside like we are, is around Pinheira sign-off 2200* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1973 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports: “GERMANY World of Radio via HLR on 9485 & 7265 CUSB, March 16/17
1531-1600 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair/good
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair“
Confirmed Sunday March 17 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA
Also confirmed UT Monday March 18 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, G S9+10/20, but no longer // on 5950 carrying “Ministry Truth of Gospel“ ?? and is now // 7780 which is listed as `Thru the Cross Ministry` and also listed // 5850, unchecked.
WOR also confirmed UT Monday March 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9/S9+10, presumably the full program rather than a semi-program last week.
Also confirmed UT Monday March 18 from 0302.5 on Area 51 webcast, but a JBA carrier on WBCQ 5130.43v.
Also confirmed UT Monday March 18 at 0330 on WRMI webcast, JBA carrier on 9955 with JBA jamming
Also confirmed via UTwente SDR Monday March 18 at 1900 on IRRS 7290 via Romania, good but with ACI from 7295 CRI. *1859.5 with fragment of newscast, IRRS sign on and 1900 right into WOR 1973; inaudible in OK
The Monday 2230 has been replaced by `Teachers Corner` at 22-23 on 9955, which seems to be mostly music
WOR 1973 also confirmed UT Tuesday March 19 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG
Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9 at 0122 check
WORLD OF RADIO 1974 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Bangladesh, Brasil, Cuba, Eritrea non, France, Germany, Japan/Korea North non, Laos, Malaysia, Mali, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, South Africa, South Carolina, Spain, Turks & Caicos, UK, USA, Uzbekistan; HFCC schedules; and the propagation outlook
First airing of WOR 1974 confirmed Tuesday March 19 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair, and definitely not // on 5950 as still listed. Next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0000 UT Thursday WRMI 7730
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [March 30, alt weeks] 1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] 0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
1900 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1975?] 0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [or 1975?] 0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [2 editions; ex-0900]
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcast access:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, UT Mon March 18 at 0058, WRMI with `Countdown 2 Xmas` wrapping the hour claiming to be on 9395 and 9455! at 6 pm MT/8 pm ET, and “midday UTC“, meaning midnight, “Merry Xmas“. No, 9455 is not on now nor ever except on UT Thursdays with othershows. Only time C2X is on the skedgrid is System G, 8-9 pm EDT Sundays on 9395 & 5950. But something else is really on 5950.
9395, UT Mon March 18 at 0100:30, now WRMI is playing “Imagine“, which is sorta contrary to Xmas, in Oldies service? and still not // 5950. They remain split at 0130 when WOR runs on 9395 only, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5950, March 19 at 0624, WRMI sounds like Thai; must be SMTV expanding into this hour instead of Oldies or whatever; unknown if also on 9395 JBAC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5002-5003, March 18 at 0500, utehash is again far too close to 5000, QRMing WWV/H, so beyond an anomaly. What is this?? And there it is again, March 19 at 0619 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, March 18 at 0038, VP talk. Looking for Irish Rose pirate which had promised a St Patrix Day broadcast as heard testing the night before; but it had made some broadcasts during the previous week and no pirates at all were reported at HFU early UT March 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0237 UT March 20