** BRAZIL. 9630, 9664, 9725, 9818, 11815, 11856, July 7 at 0147-0148, notable by their absence, not even JBA carriers from the mostly off-frequency ZYs. Nor 11780 which I assume is off now, tho regularly active earlier. The others seem to be disappearing from the ether one by one. Or: curtailed skeds, and/or péssima propagação, as Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal has reported all these except 9725 and 11856 in late June at other dayparts; plus also 9515, 9550 and 11895 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, July 7 at 0132, RHC is suptorted S9+20/30, JBM, but I can recognize it`s Arnie ending his other show `Breakthru`. Only // 6165, at 0135 is S9+25/35 and undermodulated but sufficient by comparison now in jazz show. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 4765, July 7 at 0156, still no signal from R. Progreso. If anyone ever hear it again, be sure to report; nominal sked was 0030-0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 7260, July 7 at 0140 tune-in to music on AM, then a bit of dead air and off, so I wonder if it`s an ham screwing around; until I uplook 7260 in EiBi to find Iran in Spanish to Caribbean listed during this hour. Lawless nation: ¿what are they doing broadcasting inside the 40m hamband into our Hemisphere?
11660, July 7 at 0149 tune-in, convenient ID immediately in Spanish for VRII, poor-fair S4-S7. This one from Sirjan to Central America scheduled 2350-0250 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 6151.5-USB
** KUWAIT. 17549.97, July 6 at 2225, R. Kuwait, JBA in Arabic, and again by this hour both the Strongest Signal On Band, and Only Signal On Band; knocked off-frequency just to make it more interesting, taking over that task from RHC which now is right on 15370 and 7380 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6875-USB, UT Sun July 7 at 0137, dense rock music at S9, no pauses or announcements past 0200. Many reports here https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,55749.0.html starting at 0033, and no ID until 0202 as Mix Radio International; if only I had stayed with it 2 minutes longer — but I`m already late for `Weekend Radio` on WCLV. HFU guys report it still going at 0240. First pirate I`ve heard in quite some time except for YHWH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 11980, July 6 at 0529, VOT is S9+10/S8, so despite my previous comment, would be enough to enjoy some music, except it`s all Turkish talk now, and somewhat muffled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1989 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday July 6 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair but not enough vs high local noise level. Also reported by Mark Coady, Ontario: “7780 USA WRMI at 0144 with Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio” – Fair July 6“
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: “GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, July 6
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal“
I try not to be awake before 1200 UT, but Mark Coady, Ontario reports: “9955 USA WRMI at 1155 with Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio” – Fair to Good July 6“
NOT confirmed Sat July 6 at 1430 on HLR 9485-USB; no signal at all via UTwente SDR, just huge splash from 9490 Romania. As usual.
Confirmed Sat July 6 at 2109 the 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair-good.
Also confirmed UT Sun July 7 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+40/50, yet can still hear some nearby lightning crashes from SE Kansas if not West Texas. Fill music overlaps my introduxion, and even more of it overlaps my outroduxion just before 0159.
Next broadcast may not be, as at 0158 I am getting no signal on 1860 kHz AM from WA0RCR, Wentzville MO; still no signal at 0328 when WOR would be playing; despite S9+10 high local noise level, I can still detect an LSB ham on 1940 kHz. Next:
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780-new to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [maybe also 9330?] to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW, ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania, ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions], ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW, ND
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, Friday July 5 at 2343, WBCQ-6 with `Radio TimTron Worldwide“, S9+30/20. Getting to be a habit in the hour before AAAWWW, but presumably not any more once the flat-earthers take over.
9330.00, UT Saturday July 6 at 0000, WBCQ-6 starting `Angela and AllanWeiner WorldWide` with Wm. Tell Ov., says quadricasting on all 4 frequencies, but no point in my bothering with the other three. Now I am hearing slight overmodulation/distortion for the first time on this bigsig — need to back off the mod level just a tad, or as kvz would say, a titch. I`m otherwise busy so leave it to our correspondent in mid-north Indiana, John H. Carver, Jr.:
Tonight’s show started about a minute early after a couple minutes of fill music with voiceovers by Allan. Listening on 9330 this evening. Allan and Angela in the studio complaining about the heat in Maine. Angela is half naked according to Allan and he ended up taking his shirt off. Freddie is on the phone by 0007. Talk of heat, 4th of July, mowing grass and tractors. Allan and Angela were off last week for an antique auto tour.
Freddie off the phone at 0036 allowing Tony Straka to phone in. Allan says WLC will start broadcasting on Monday and so next week they will be turning the antenna to hit different areas of the world. Phone call from Freddie again at 0043 asking Allan if he could run an episode of Trailer Trash Radio over the superstation. Allan says he will have to find the old tapes, have someone transfer one to a CD so it could be broadcast on the new transmitter and would have to be done this weekend as WLC starts Monday.
Reading of emails at 0048 and a phone call from Larry Will after the first email stating that he had access to the Trailer Trash tapes and could transfer the episode that Freddie wants to the station. More email at 0053 and immediately another phone call. Back to email and phone call at 0056. Back to email. Automation cuts Allan off at 0100 and then fades down and Allan is faded up again. Closing prayer at 0101. Program was off the air at 0104“
At 0440 recheck I notice that 9330.00 is playing VORW.
9330.00, Sat July 6 around 2100 not on yet, but at 2207, unfamiliar DJ is playing tunes he says are all from YouTube videos (so no copyright concerns?), billed as “WBCQ Shakedown Cruise“. Nice eclectic selexion including “Guantanamera“ at 2221. Too-quick closing at 2259 gave name and website neither of which I could catch; and 2300 into another TimTron giving today`s date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, July 6 at 1941, yet again WTWW-1 is on night frequency in the day, S7-S8 seems dead air, but straining, I think I can hear it JBM. Nothing on 9475. By 2232 recheck, 9475 has finally come up with SFAW.
5085, Sat July 6 at 2335, WTWW-2 starts `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` only five minutes late, and lasts only 28 minutes! until 2403. After Bob Heil`s opening, no further announcements heard, just continuous music, which of course I am really enjoying in $tereo on webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505, July 7 at 0142, S9+35 of dead air from WRNO. Their live air never has anything worth listening to anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1210, July 7 at 0329 UT, ad for something in Mackinaw City, so it`s surely still WJNL in Traverse City market, dominant now over KGYN even on the east-west longwire. Prompted by my inquiry, Don Hosmer now reports it to the WOR iog:
“I live 60 miles east and just south of WJNL’s Kingsley xmtr site. I am hearing the Jim Bohannon show from 0315 to present 7/06 on 1210 kHz. I get a fair signal using my directional W6LVP loop aimed at Kingsley. But on my longwire and G5RV dipoles, co-channel Philadelphia station WPHT (IDed at 0355) overpowers WJNL. No sign of their sister station WJML 1110 kHz which is a 10 KW daytimer vs. WJNL’s 50 KW. I don’t regularly listen to MW and can’t tell if they are stronger than in the past. Don Hosmer, W8SWL, West Branch MI USA“
Thanks, Don; from your obs, and my sufficient but not strong receptions, WJNL may not be running the full 50 kW ND at night; maybe the 2.5 kW critical-hours power which they should be using anyway before sundown sign-off [non] and after sunrise sign-on [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6151.5-USB, July 7 at 0134, weak 2-way INTRUDERS in Spanish. Amazngly, at this time no broadcast signals are to be heard on 49m band between 6070 CFRX and JBA carrier on 6155, which would be Zahedan, Iran in Arabic until 0230 (and I see in EiBi, immediately followed by BBC in Farsi for an hour via Uzbekistan; what a coincidence) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also IRAN
This report despatched at 0407 UT July 7