** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Thu July 4 at 1416, JJBBA carrier slightly on the low side, signature of LRA36 on the air; as confirmed by Manuel Méndez, Spain, later, extremely weak around 1900. I cannot detect it at 1915 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 7730, July 4 at 1248, VP in Chinese; and a JBA carrier on 7570. Better known as WRMI frequencies, but now surely CNR1 jammers.
WRMI 7570 is apparently still off the air like it was last night, instead of with SMTV as scheduled 11-14 UT. However, CNR1 jamming would not be expected until 1300 VOA Mandarin hour via Thailand start.
7730 is a Sound of Hope, Taiwan frequency 23 hours a day and thus subject to continuous jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WEWN
** CUBA. 6000, July 4 at 0132, RHC English in mailbag, suptorted; // 6165 is on now JBM but less suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11670, July 4 at 0138, RHC Spanish is JBM, much softer than // 11700, 11760, 11850 — it`s more like the JBA spurs on 11840 & 11860. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9535, July 4 at 0541, RHC Spanish is still running now colliding with Algeria in Arabic via FRANCE, which is on 9535 at 05-06 only, expecting it to be clear! Sometimes RHC past 0500 on 9535 has switched to English feed, not this time. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, July 4 at 0135, music from XEPPM, back on the air after about a week out of air, S9+10/20 but that includes the high local line noise level. Manuel Méndez, Spain, reported it earlier, and Ron Howard too, who forwards this: “from Facebook (WRTH), from Luis Alejandro Vallebueno: “Radio Educación XEEP, 6185 kHz has been reactivated today [July 2] at 18:00 GMT with 1.5 kW. Information via Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla and Pilar Cruz”“. Original rated power as in WRTH 2019 was 10 kW. We used to hear directly from JSDB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1989, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 11769.9, July 4 at 1923, S5-S7 carrier, no doubt VON maybe still in English but can`t hear any (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 11980, July 4 at 0545, ME music, VP S5-S7. HFCC shows it`s VOT Turkish at 04-06, 500 kW at 310 degrees toward W Europe and also USward. In previous years this transmission was listenable here for the music, but not with solar flux below 70 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1988 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday July 3 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, and finally *not* upcut, automation back in alignment after IS & ID loop, S7 vs S6 noise level when tuned to next vacant frequency. However, *no* signal, not even a carrier audible from simulcast on WBCQ 7490+v, and despite HNL, generally VP summer reception, think that transmitter is not on air. However2, WOR confirmed on webcast check at 2128, again followed by the variable-key singing of the late Goddess Irina I at 2130.
WOR 1988 also confirmed UT Thu July 4 at 0116 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs S9+10 local noise level, seems from nearby powerline; worst on the lower SW bands and also peaking amid the MW band around 1200 kHz.
WORLD OF RADIO 1989 contents: Austria, China, Cook Islands, Cuba, Denmark, Guatemala, India, Iran and non, Korea South, México, Nigeria, North America, Norway, Romania, Russia, Solomon Islands, USA, unidentified; and the propagation outlook
WOR 1989 completed by 2000 UT Thursday July 4, ready for first SW broadcasts Friday:
1000 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 6, 20…] 1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] 1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780-new
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [maybe also 9330?] 0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 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
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
Also check 9330 WBCQ for unscheduled airings during testing phase.
[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. 9330.00, July 3 at 2100, WBCQ-6 is on at S9+25, opening another `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback from when it was “live“ on 7490 and 5130, sometime last year when Angela was just a girlfriend, `half-nekkid`, as it was 85 degrees (in Fla) and they were just back from a Caribbean cruise – I remember hearing that the first time. Meanwhile, cannot detect any signal at all on 7490+v when World of Radio should be airing.
9330.00, UT Thu July 4 at next check 0117, a very mean-sounding talk host must be Hal Turner as scheduled weekly, 01-03 on WBCQ 7490+v, and which frequency is still undetectable here; confirmed as such by same thing // if not synchronized on 9455 WRMI, which activates this frequency only on Wednesday night for Turner, flanked by an hour before and after of BS.
9330.00, UT Thu July 4 at 0330, VORW gets a chance on WBCQ-6 500 kW, John in a mailbag acknowledging first-name-only reports mostly of 9395 (WRMI). May not know he`s on 9330 right now; then music requests 3-in-a-row. Don`t expect anything but World`s Last Chance ministry on 9330 starting July 8 unless that target date slip again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570, July 4 at 0125, this WRMI is unusually off the air while 7730, 7780 are still going; and 9455 with Hal Turner // 9330 WBCQ but not 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505v, July 4 at 0124, WRNO is on again with gospel music at S9/+10. Strangely with regular fading about once per second, like a subaudible het — in this case I can`t imagine from what, as HFCC shows nothing else scheduled now; Goa and Dushanbe are on 7505 at other dayparts. Self-imposed transmitter problem? 0327 recheck now WRNO in Chinese, so still some `Grace for Today` even if not all-night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1989, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15825, Wed July 3 at 2105, WWCR gets sporadic E boost to S9+5, nice flamenco classical guitar music, “olé“ and 2106 starting “Luz para las Rosas“ by the “ministerio Hermana Rosa de Hierro“ (Sister Iron Rose), what a name. Perhaps that is a subset of what`s on the program sked Wed at 2100-2130 on WWCR-1: `La Voz Alegre` with Rex Morgan. That would be same as the Spanish service from Madagascar World Voice, which axually originates in nearby Franklin TN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, UT Wed July 4 at 0325, WTWW-2 is off, no rock DJ tonight, altho 5830 WTWW-1 remains on with undermodulated SFAW. Next check at 0535, 5085 still off and could easily overcome the S9+10 line noise level if it were on; while 5830 is S9+20/30 of dead air. So no Pete Santilli far-right talk show tonight on 5085. Altho he said he was on 3 hours a night UT Tue-Sat, he might be on SW only two nights a week, as I heard UT Tue & Wed on WTWW.
5085, next2 check, UT Fri July 5 at 0105, plug for a “pray for me“ circle at WTWW, 0107 a Ted ham ad, 0108 hymn, so no more rock DJ even when on? No, 0119 Ted intro Motown music; at 0200 “Greatest Hits of All Time“, Ted`s night to DJ, 0203 Herman`s Hermits. Modulation now is annoyingly distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, July 4 at 1921, again today, WTWW-1 stays on night frequency all day – S9 but high noise level, at first seems dead air, then JBM; nothing on 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9470, July 4 at 1256, “Salve Regina“ from WEWN but also a fast SAH from something in Chinese. Altho WEWN targets the FE in English about to close at 1300, 9470 is a very busy frequency, with CNR1 jamming RTI at 12-13. I`ll bet no one hears EWTN over there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 10550, July 4 at 1259-1300+, S2-S4 carrier open except for some clix about once per second; what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11825, July 4 at 1305, open carrier/dead air. Maybe VOA Mandarin via Thailand not turned off at 1300 or CNR1 jamming of same. If it were off-frequency 11825.5, per EiBi at 1300-1330 it would be FEBC Hong Kong via Bocaue, Philippines in the KHA dialect of Tibetan. This signal much stronger than the CNR1 jammer still running on 11785 vs VOA Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0229 UT July 5