** CUBA. 6000, April 16 at 0539, RHC English is suptorted just before 0600* turnoff, which seems to be intentional from this frequency/site only. English continues on best 6060 with This Day In History, concerning Bay of Pigs, Fidel speech declaring the Revolution is socialist (– gotcha!) and the founding of RHC in 1961y; also good signal and modulation this time on 6100, slightly worse on 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15140, April 16 at 1333, RHC is dead air here, but nominal on 15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, April 16 at 1315 UT check, beacon EI is on, our very own in Enid. Some time ago I DXed two faraway beacons at night on 341 without any sign of EI, which despite proximity is quite weak, but must have been off; not NSP? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1390, April 16 around 1830 UT, as I drive around north side of Enid, it`s clear that the reactivated KCRC has an expanded radius of desensitization as far as my caradio is concerned. Now I can`t hear 1410 KGSO Wichita — not that I should ever want to with stupid ESPN sports talk! This close to KCRC`s 3 towers, desens extends further but hard to evaluate its edges. This suggests that present transmitter is running more than 1 kW and/or is broaderband. Still no spurs on 1420 or 1360 but those OK & KS stations also inaudible; plus the splatter out of 1390. Even at my home QTH further away, 1410 is just starting to break thru, unlike with the old KCRC transmitter (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 16, April 15 at 1535 UT, KOCM-DT has now been repacked here, ex RF 46, and still PSIP as 46-1 (and no other subs). Must have just happened today or very recently. On 46 this had been a somewhat marginal signal from the far side of OKC, but a little better on 16. So now we have nothing but gospel huxters on 15-16-17 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1977 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 15 from 1817 on IRRS via Romania, 7290, via UTwente SDR good and not too much splatter from 7280/7300. This week at 1813 tune-in there is a tone, 1814 JIP tail end of Feature Story News, 1815 two minutes of IRRS` “Triumphal March from Aïda“ theme, before WOR finally starts at 1817, so presumably running almost until 1846.
Also confirmed UT Tue Apr 16 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, F-G. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [NEW; or 1978?]
[it appears we will now be running on a Saturday-to-Friday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends. Or maybe I can get 1978 done by Thursday evening?]
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7730, April 16 at 0000, WRMI switches from TOMBS to synthetic Bible readings in Spanish, instead of Wavescan. And at 0030 Wavescan replacing WORLD OF RADIO, as first noted last week. Skedgrid via http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs has been partially updated again dated April 13 now explaining this: it`s Alameda Bible Fellowship, which has been inserted in many new spots on several frequencies, thrice weekly, mostly M/W/F, or in this case on 7730 at 0000, UT Tue/Thu/Sat, which also displaced WOR on Thursday. And also 2030 Tuesday on 7780, in this case Mon/Tue/Fri. The Program page has no portion about ABF, but as I recall, they have podcasts of Bible readings in many languages. The one at 0000 April 16 had to be interrupted abruptly before 0030 for WS, so apparently not packaged as 29-minute SW programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, John Carver fills out his report on AWWW 4-6-19 on WBCQ: “Tonight’s show started more or less on time after a brief period of dead air. Allan and Angela in the studio in FLA stating that they are analog in a digital world. Talking about GFI plugs andreceptacles. Says they’re all Chinese junk. Then talk about buying and selling antique cars and how the bottom has dropped out of the market. Talk of problems with the rebuild of his most recent old car. Auto talk continues for most of the program.
Allan said that 3265 service would continue but this summer he will be changing both transmitter and antenna. Reading of emails began at 0051 and the feed to Maine dropped, followed quickly by the station playing some music fill. Feed restored in a minute or so. Reading of the Free Radio Weekly. No closing prayer and program was off at 0100 followed by some music. 7490 was off the air at 0102. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5890, April 16 at 0603, WWCR open carrier is on at S9+20 = to 5935 modulating DGS. 4840 is also S9+20/30 of dead air, allowing the adjacent bonker about 4843 to audiblize. Normally off, 3215 is also emiting OC/DA at S9+10/20. I am beginning to see a pattern here: Tuesdays — same kind of thing I have logged before on April 2, January 29, January 22, December 25; plus once on Thursday February 28.
Ethan Best, KC9YDN, also reports today April 16 to the WOR iog: “Early this morning (6:30z) tuning across the bands I noted 3/4 of WWCR’s services are dead air. 3215, 4840, 5890. Only one with modulation is PMS on 5935 kHz. Somethings always wrong at WWCR?“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2009 UT April 16