WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATED
Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
1) IRAN – IRIB: Deleted link to obsolete Listeners Special old archive (page no longer found). Current archive link is still valid.
2) Netherlands – Studio 52: [NEW] Added station links
3) New Zealand – RNZ: Update to UTC offset notations.
4) Russia – R Rossii: Updated link to programme schedule
5) South Sudan – Eye R: Deleted link to SW freqs (page no longer found) [supposedly going off air after April per Ivo — gh]
6) Syria – R Damascus: Deleted alternate link to downloads (only oneepisode from 2017 was listed there)
7) UK – BBCWS: Update to link to BBC online progs
8) USA – WRMI: Updated links to programme schedule grids (old 9955 kHzgrid no longer being updated)
Unless there’s a major change anywhere, the next update will be in late May. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, April 28, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Saturday April 27 at 1950, surprised to hear Radio Martí as since this frequency was added, it had always been Mon-Fri only — strange scheduling perhaps required by some budget limitation? Altho Cuban jammers formerly kept on here even weekends, not now, and in the clear unlike 11930 & 13605. So with RTVM expanding usage, like also on 5980, now it makes sense for dentro-Cuban over-jamming super-vigilance. Latest HFCC still has GB 11860 at 1400-2200 M-F only.
11860 recheck April 27 at 2248, now much weaker Spanish — o, not // RM, but now the RHC spur out of // 11850, scheduled to start at 2100, so a one-hour overlap is likely (and Cuba jamming itself when they catch on).
11860, Sunday April 28 at 1517, RM on again, seems atop jamming about like 11930.
BTW, in his April NASWA Journal column, discussing the proposed FY 2020 USAGM budget, Kim Elliott says, “It looks like OCB and USAGM are satisfied with the progress of access to new media in Cuba, strongly hinting that the Greenville shortwave site may no longer be needed“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5900, April 28 at 0537, JBA carrier, presumed this late not Bulgaria but the RHC leapfrog mixing product of 6100 over 6000. Surveying the intentional English frequencies with blues music:
6165, JBM at S9/+10
6100, undermodulated at S9+30
6060, good modulation, S9+20/30
6000, undermodulated at S9+10/20, a bit louder than 6165
5040, good like 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 12000, April 28 at 1319, RHC is S5-S6, axually better than fundamental 6000 deeper in the noise level, during `Amigos de Cuba`, not a mere mailbag as the name implies, including full addresses of faithful correspondents for penpal purposes, like someone in Ecuador. If you are a “friend of a really FREE Cuba“, do not apply. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, April 27 at 2232, soft music, later rock, only one brief announcement uncopied, off abruptly at 2304* without a word. S8 to S9+5. Several logs here say it was Wave Radio: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,53420.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 101.5, April 27 at 2320 UT, KOCD Okeene OK is OFF again, the satellite of Radio Salvación, 93.9 KWDW-LP OKC. Not even cutting on for 7 seconds at a time. It had been on OK for a few weeks.
101.5, April 28 at 1513 recheck, Spanish back, weaker than KOCD should be and fading, with commercials and iHeart mentions, so obviously the 100 kW in Liberal KS (almost OK panhandle), KSMM, breaking for weather capsule en inglés; 101 punto 5 ID in Spanish, can`t copy slogan but WTFDA lists as “La Mexicana“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 9675.033, April 27 at 2001, VP talk S5-S7, OOFSOB but clearly off-frequency. It`s SRI in Turkish at 1800-2100, 500 kW, 340 degrees from Riyadh, also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9830, April 27 at 2230, VOT English to N America is AWOL again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: confirmed Saturday April 27 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair.
Also confirmed UT Sunday April 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good.
Also confirmed UT Sunday April 28 at 0339 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20 vs plenty of storm crashes, about 10 minutes into, so started circa 0329. Next:
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-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions] 2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. AAAWWW UT Sat April 27 on WBCQ: John Carver heard it all:
“Tonight’s show started more or less on time on 7490. Allan and Angela in the studio in FLA. Allan states that he’s not feeling well. Also announces that from this evening on his show would be known as Allan & Angela Worldwide and instructed Larry to change the name on the program schedule.
First phone call at 0006 from Dave in Indiana. A very drunk phone call. A much calmer Allan tackles recent political problems yet again. Phone call at 0015 with a reception report and comments on the political talk. The longer he talked the more wound up Allan got, to the point that he announced that he’d seen demons before and figuredout how to drive them away with electromagnetic frequencies and that the last time he tried that, one of his transmitters caught on fire and was destroyed.
He also trucked out his old rap about knowing that the FBI, CIA etc. monitored his program and he appealed to the Secret Service to be more vigilant in their watch of Trump as he was sure that someone would attempt to kill him.
Phone call at 0042 from Dave in Indiana again. Reading of emails at 0049. Phone call at 0051 from Canada with a question about the previous email that Allan read. Dave in Indiana on the phone again at0053 and still drunk.
In response to an email, Allan announced that the superstation would begin testing on 9330 this coming week. Possibly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and to check his tweets for further information.
Next email took him to task for ruining shortwave with his political ranting and raving. Allan said he was sorry the listener felt that way and that he was free to turn the knob on his radio to something else but it was a free speech station, his transmitter and his program and he would speak whatever was on his mind.
Then he said he would try to have more radio talk on next week`s show. Quick prayer at 0100. Show off the air at 0104 followed by music. 7490 was off the air at 0109. John“ (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475 & 5830, April 27 at 2000, both WTWW-1 frequencies are still/again off, even during ham radio diversion from racist SFAW. Also neither audible at 1600 April 28 check: transmitter breakdown rather than mixup? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1913 UT April 28