** CHINA [and non]. 14900, June 18 at 1333, Chinese at S3-S6, CNR1 jammer only, // 15165 heavy mix with VOA Chinese. Also JBA on 14700. 13130 & 13070 at 1346 JBA carriers; 12880 at 1351, big S8/S9+10 // 11785. All these are accounted for in EiBi and/or Aoki/NDXC as CNR1 jammers on Sound of Hope frequencies, except 14700. 12455 at 1352, JBA carrier too but write this one off since it`s 1390 KCRC kHz below 13845 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, June 18 at 0546, RHC in English at S9+20 but again with big hum — wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RNC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, June 18 at 0545, TGAV Radio Verdad is back, VP signal vs noise level; despite transmitter “collapse“. It seems it was just a blown fuse, but of course that could still indicate a bigger problem. Manuel Méndez, Spain, received this early UT June 18 from Dr Madrid:
“I have good news: Radio Truth is on the air with full power. After some checking, I decided to start transmitter. When I put power on, there happened a strong explosion on Module B, but transmitter went on the air with 300 watts power. Then I installed a spare Module, and it came on the air with full power. I still need to get the 15 A, 600 V. thermal fuse though. I adapted a regular 15 A, 250 V fuse for the mean time. That`s a very difficult fuse to get in Guatemala. I will keep you informed. May God bless you. Édgar Amílcar Madrid, Radio Truth“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 12923-CW, June 18 at 1346, a rare CQ marker: CQ CQ CQ DE HLW2 HLW2 HLW2 QSX 12 MHZ K. That`s Seoul Radio as in EiBi, but call shown as innumeric HLW only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 18 at 0551, VON on early again with song accompanied by thumb piano, S9+10/20, but 0552 cut to humbuzz, off and on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.00, June 18 at 0559, WBCQ-6 bigsig ending “Dixie“, ID and rock music; 0604 “Heart of Gold“ song. 0606 replay another song I remember hearing the previous afternoon; if only I could make out my dozy scribbling of its title. Mauno Ritola says this ran until 1000 switch to old transmitter.
9330.124, June 18 at 1421, TOM music same as on 9395 WRMI so once again in the mornings, back to classic transmitter, off the Super6.
9330.000, June 18 at 2108, WBCQ-6 on again at S9+10/20 with an AWWW playback when he was talking about trains — Monticello had a passenger station until ~1953y; later a lengthy conversation with J.P. On the phone about eroding privacy due to internet. Not checked again until 0007 UT June 19 with rock music. More of that not checked again until 0440 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12050, June 18 at 1353, WEWN Spanish is poor S7 but no FM spurs on the high side, evidently fixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0502 UT June 19