** CHINA. 12500, June 8 at 1254, JBA signal, presumed CNR1 jammer vs Sound of Hope as in Aoki/NDXC. No other WOOB ones noted now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, June 9 at 0550, RHC English with big hum during jazz song, yet better than any of the 49m //s: 6165 S9+10 JBM; 6100 S9+20 JBM; 6060 off as always now; 6000 S9+20/10 undermodulated for a poor runner-up. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 17550.0, June 9 at 2103, R. Kuwait, Arabic from S0 to S3, just for us in C&W USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 8 at 0614, VON is S9+10/20, but just barely modulating! About like competitor for the JBM crown, 6165 RHC.
7255-, June 9 at 0558, VON is S9 to S9+10, but again JBM during drumming IS, which is great to hear when possible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, June 8 at 1545 UT, K17JN-D, the 3ABN satellator constituting Enid`s only local TV signal, is on the air and back to “normal“, i.e. active programming on -1, -3 and –5, black dead air on -2, -4, and -6, which nevertheless display same full signal level on the STB, yet “NO SIGNAL“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 9320 // 12080, June 8 at 1238, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale“ by Procol Harum, as soon outroed in otherwise Korean announcement. VOA Korean plays a lot of great music from The American Songbook, to which K-Pop does not hold a candle. Both these are 250 kW, 21 degrees from Tinang, PHILIPPINES, carrying on well back to the USA far beyond Koreas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1985 monitoring: Manuel Méndez, Spain, reports: “6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, 0610-0700, 08-06, English, program “Media Network Plus”, at 0629 ID “Hamburger LokalRadio…”, and Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 25322“
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
“GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, June 8:
0630-0659 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak to fair“
Barely confirmed, theme detected, Saturday June 8 at 1430 already (instead of 1431-) on Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB, via Utwente SDR; as usual huge splash from 9490 Romania. I find best audibility is in AM with 3 kHz bandwidth, rather than USB.
Confirmed Sat June 8 from *2101:29 on WRMI 9955, cutting on the air late and JIP WOR at S5-S1; such are the risks of being the very first program on a given transmission. Still on air at 2108, 2123 chex.
Also confirmed UT Sun June 9 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG but with some deep fading.
Also confirmed UT Sun June 9 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, vs high noise level, more line than storms, and can`t tell where I am in the show to compute variable start time, but an inserted WA0RCR ID is clearer.
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
“GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, June 9
1030-1059 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 3210-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 schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. I missed checking most of `Allan and Angela Weiner WorldWide`, UT Sat June 8 from 0000 on WBCQ 7490v et al., “quadri-casting“? allegedly on all four frequencies, but John Carver reports:
“AAWW — Tonight’s show started on time on 7490 after a bit of fill music. Allan and Angela in the studio. Talk about it finally warming up in Maine and the black fly problem. Then into talk of the D Day anniversary. Ramsey calls at 0020 and continues the discussion which by now has morphed into the treatment of the Jews since the time of the Romans. Some Trump talk and questions about what’s wrong with the Democrats in Congress. Another phone call at 0030 from a man who visited Allan and Angela at the station last weekend.
Turning to the superstation, Allan says it should be on the air by July 1. Parts for the transmitter have been received and the work on the antenna is almost finished. All that’s left on the antenna is to tighten the reflector screen. Will be testing the last week of June. Mentioned that the ERP of the antenna would be twenty megawatts.
Phone call at 0047 from Mr. Transistor Norm. Reading of emails at 0056 and closing prayer at 0058. Program was off the air at 0100 and 7490 was off the air at 0104. John, Mid-North Indiana“
Meanwhile, WBCQ has registered with FCC and HFCC a much different schedule for 9330 than the original imaginary one of a wide variety of languages and targets for the 24 hours, one hour each; instead:
9330 0300 0700 3,4 BCQ 500 280 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Eng
9330 0700 0800 27 BCQ 500 47 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Eng
9330 0800 1500 38,39 BCQ 500 60 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Ara
9330 1500 2300 37,38,46 BCQ 500 90 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Ara
9330 2300 0300 10 BCQ 500 255 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Eng
Note: I have all the columns lined up. I HATE wp programs which remove intentional spaces (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Saturday June 8, WTWW-2 `Theater Organ in [sic] the Ozarx` does not start until 2340 when I immediately bring up the stereo webcast instead. And it lasts 34 minutes until 2414 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1310, June 8 at 0631 UT, Colorado Broadcasters Association PSA, guess who? 0632 UT refers to KFKA.com, and Colo. Army National Guard PSA. Last logged presumably on October 18, 2011. It`s U2 5/1 kW, i.e. ND day, tight slightly clockwise from N/S night pattern not good for here to the SE of Greeley CO, making me suspect they are now on 5 kW ND day pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 91.7, KOSU, June 8 circa 1345 UT, NPR `Weekend Edition Saturday` with 3-minute feature; transcript and audio link:
WHA, the oldest public radio station in the country, is digitizing recordings dating to the 1920s as part of a project called “Preserving Rural and Women’s Programming on Wisconsin Public Radio.” https://www.npr.org/2019/06/08/730898450/university-of-wisconsin-aims-to-preserve-nearly-century-old-public-radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6170, June 8 at 1711, JBA talk via Utwente SDR. I`m hoping by elimination this will be the almost-monthly broadcast of 100-watt Scandinavian Weekend Radio, FINLAND. NZ is on 6170 but off at 1650 –– except Saturdays to 1858! This is still well before summer sunset in Europe, so who knows which it might be? Other SWR frequencies 5980 and 11720 are empty, while 11690 is full of French, i.e. CRI via East Turkistan. SWR is often found NOT to be adhering to its own frequency schedule.
Let us NOTE what WRTH 2019 page 470 says about this: “The station is run as a series of temporary licences for 24h on the first Sat local time for three consecutive months. No transmission in Jan, May, Sep as required by law, before the club is entitled to a new series of licences“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7989.6-LSB, approx., early UT June 9 but forgot to note the time, very poor intermittent talk, can`t really resolve into clear USB or LSB. Suspect it`s second harmonic of 80m ham, but nothing audible in 3994-3995 area, less propagable vs summer noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 17550, June 8 at 1811, JBA carrier with Doppler flutter — could Kuwait be on earlier than 2000? Nothing else is scheduled; but with BFO I detect multiple carriers, and seems high-speed RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1855 UT June 9