** CHINA. 13870, June 2 at 1349, CNR1 jammer with modern Western classical music, `cello during the usual Sunday evening concert hour, // reliable 11785 jammer. Then before 1400, I bandscan and find a whole bunch more WOOB: 13890 fair; 14640; 14980, 12870 strong S9; 11120 JBA and 11100 stronger; JBA on 14700; JBA carrier on 10960.
Consulting Aoki/NDXC and Aoki I then find the above are known jammed Sound of Hope frequencies, EXCEPT: the strongest, only EiBi has as SOH on 12870.2; 10960 is SOH relaying RFA, per Aoki; EiBi says 10959.8 but nothing about RFA. 14700 not listed.
At 1358 I settle on 12870 where now there are super-hype voice actor announcements, commercials? 5+1 timesignal and OFF at 1400*
[I also had to sort out some carriers mostly JBA which turned out to be local KCRC overload mixtures with strong SW frequencies: 10490+1390 = 11880 CRI via Cuba; 10370+1390 = 11760 RHC; 8880-1390 = 7490 WWCR] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9640, June 1 at 2113, RHC dead Spanish air at tune-in, then cuts on modulation. Had it been silent since *2100? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6060, June 2 at 0518, RHC English is OFF; same has also been missing earlier for several nights when scheduled in Spanish. That leaves: 6000, 6100 and 6165 in English, all JBM = just barely modulated; and well-modulated 5040 is still in Spanish instead of English this hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 12200, June 2 a 1341, RHC Spanish is S9+20/30! While it`s 2×6100, this time the transmitter has got to be tuned up on 12200 instead, to be this strong, rather than “accidental“ harmonic leakage. On 6100 all I have is a JBA carrier, maybe Urumqi eastward from the concentration camps in Mongolian. // 6000 is still on and audible at S7-8, but producing no 12000 harmonic. 12200 is equal to fundamental 11760 at S9+20/30. Meanwhile, 13700 is off, but 13740.0 is on. At 1400 recheck, 12200 has gone off. 6100 was supposedly sked only until 1300. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Now something`s also wrong about the programming. Arnie`s Spanish DX program `En Contacto` is supposed to run at 1335-1350 Sundays, but at 1340 I am hearing slanted news. At 1346 starts `El Mundo de la Filatélia` for the next 18 minutes. Per own sked http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/programacion that`s supposed to be at 7:10 & 10:10 am Sundays hora de Cuba, misconverted as plus 5 for UTC = 1210 & 1510, rather than current plus 4, 1110 and 1410 UT. So they are running either 2:36 late or 0:24 early! At 1422 on 11760, `Somos Jóvenes` is wrapping up. Only morning time for it on above schedule is 1155-1215, UT conversion corrected. So now it`s 2:07 late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 9860, June 2 at 0525 something VP in English; O, it`s NHK`s 0500 broadcast via VATICAN southward. Also on 5975 via Austria, 11970 via France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 17549.638, June 1 at 2102, R. Kuwait, S1-S3 but best heard yet this year, Arabic talk, and the OSOB = Only signal/station on Band! That`s more like it, typically knocked way off-frequency, rather than just a few Hz above or below 17550. The incredible yearound 20-24 UT broadcast to C & W North America propagable only around summer solstice.
15535-15540-15545, June 1 at 2105, DRM noise at S2-S3. Got to be R. Kuwait, English to W Europe and USward scheduled only 1800-2100 but late turning off. Sigh; remember when it used to be AM? OSOB except for 15370.0 Cuba and 15825 JBA carrier trace of WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, June 1 at 2108, RNZI in English, S4-S1 and with a fast SAH, sure sign of co-channel QRM, which could well be a more severe collision elsewhere. That could only be, per HFCC, NHK in Japanese at 2000-2330, 300 kW due west from Yamata; not a good share (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, June 2 at 0117, unID pirate with rock music, SFX; 0124 seems off or faded out; 0136 beepery so SSTV? Also unID by these loggers, altho at 2345 June 1 it had been Pee Wee. Someone thought the SSTV looked like something seen previously on Skippy Radio https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,54576.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1984 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 1 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; after IS & ID loop at 2059, S8-S6, but again WOR playback is upcut, JIP in theme after my first eleven words (if 19-84 count as three); still on at 2109 when it`s S9.
Also confirmed at NEW time of UT Sunday June 2 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+30/20 yet with considerable fading and not enough to totally override storm noise level; on NW beam same as 7570 with TOMBS, same S reading but rock solid.
Also confirmed UT Sunday June 2 at 0327 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM, S9+20/30 including storm noise level which makes me JBA but can tell it`s at end of mid-break, then Indonesia, so started circa 0313.
Ivo Ivanov, Observer, Bulgaria, reports:
“GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, June 2
1029-1058 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, very weak“
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 [and/or 2130] 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 updated schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Delayed in the e-mail, here`s John Carver`s report on WBCQ`s `Allan and Angela Wiener WorldWide` for UT June 1 at 0000:
“Tonight’s show started on time on 7490 this evening after some fill music. Dead air after theme song. Checked 9330 and it has Brother Stair yammering away. Back to dead air on 7490. Theme song starts again at 0007. Allan, Angela and Tom in the studio. Dead air again at 0011 and then some music fill. I have the feeling that this will be a repeat episode. Pirate Joe breaks into the music with the WHVW call sign so I guess we’re listening to one of his shows. A break at 0027 with Pirate Joe saying that the feeds have been crossed. Then he starts begging for funds to keep 3265 on the air and tells people about the PayPal link on the station’s website. Says he doesn’t know how the AAWW theme got into his feed. Then he starts reading an article from a magazine. Program was over at 0100 and 7490 was off the air. John Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505, June 2 at 0116, WRNO is OFF; seems it has been whenever checked for a few days now; you never know, then it will be back there as if nothing had happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1240, June 2 at 1301 UT, Wichita, “Sports Radio KFH, 1240 AM, 97.5 FM“ and join ESPN. 97.5 is a mere translator, K248CY, per NRC AM Log, yet misquotes ID as with 98.7 FM. WTFDA FM Database shows 98.7 as KNSS-FM, News/Talk, CoL Clearwater not Wichita, and not // with 1330 AM altho that is now KNSS, since 1330 & 1240 swapped calls several years ago. I slid up here after another attempt to ID anything on non-WBBZ 1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7555-LSB, June 2 at 1312, Spanish 2-way, exchanging a lot of numbers; fishing poachers catch, or drug shipments? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1945 UT June 2