** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 18 at 2254, still no signal from CHU. Richard Langley, NB, explains the disconnect with NRC website status, Nov 18 at 1239:
“Back home now and I, too, cannot get any signal on 7850 kHz. Got in touch with the NRC officer again and this is his reply this morning (18 November):
“It was back up on Thursday when I changed the web status. It failed again Thursday night and I am unable to change the web status from home. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
And at 1746 UT Nov 18: “The website has now been updated to indicate that 7850 kHz is down again. –Richard“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6145, Nov 18 at 0730, RHC English surprised to find here instead of 6165, and the only frequency still on at this late hour, S9-S8. Error? Last minute change? Experiment? 6165 was still on the delayed B-19 schedule that Arnie sent out. Something`s always wrong at RHC. IIRC last year he did something like this, then back to 6165.
At 0120 UT Nov 19, 6000 is on with undermodulated RHC English, but not yet 6165, or 6145. Still neither past 0200, but at 0212 recheck, now 6145 is on, not 6165; 6145 is also undermodulated, somewhat weaker signal than 6000, but 6145 is less distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 7340, Nov 18 at 1455, RHC poor here on NF/RF like last winter mornings, ex-9640.
9640, Nov 18 at 2305, RHC still here in the tarde, but VP S3-S7, much weaker than before, must be change in parameters. Anyhow makes it less likely to splurge buzzfield.
11880, Nov 18 at 2250, second day of NF/RF for English to Africa hour, S9+10 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRELAND [non]. As I reported before, IRRS 7290 was not to be heard via UTwente when the 19-20 UT broadcast was checked last week on Nov 12 and 15, but was again heard on Nov 16. Alfredo Cotroneo replies:
“Glenn, Hearing your program tonight, reporting that IRRS was off the air on Tue Nov 12, 2019. However, I have confirmation that our broadcasts on 7290 kHz were run according to schedule, at least in the last 10 days.
We have a very low SSN number and changing propagation conditions on a day-by-day basis. Should not rely only on Twente/SDR to monitor. Signal has been reported OK in the UK in the last few days, and very bad, weak, interfered by China on 7295 kHz or not existent at times on Twente. Pse see attachment for signal on 7290 in London on Tue Nov. 12, 2019, which was very strong with no signal [?? sic] on 7290 for the entire 1 hr broadcast from 19-20 UTC. China on 7295 was much lower and overcome by 7290.
I’ll appreciate if you make a correction in the next WOR please regarding the fact that we were indeed on air and did not miss any broadcast on 7290. Best 73s. Alfredo Cotroneo“ (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 7275, Nov 18 at 2256, chime IS repeating alternating with announcements in Vietnamese including keywords “phat-thanh“. Must be KBSWR about to start Viet hour; WRTH 2019 page 481 quotes full ID and explains the IS: “`Korean children`s song “Dar-a Dar-a Balgeun Dar-a (Oh Bright Moon)“ played on a glockenspiel“` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Nov 18 at 2300, REE English, Justin Coe introducing “Concerto 1700“ playing some restored early music. Very nice, but forget about any current events (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 7496.0, Nov 18 at 2256, JBA carrier far enough away from WBCQ. Smax of Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on typical split frequency. Latest Aoki is close, showing VOT at 2300-2305 & 2335-2400 on 7496. I assume the ChiCom still also jam these from `even` frequencies but nothing now on 7495 or 7500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday November 18 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good S9+10, better than usual, but again this week not on // 9395 where the Xmas music show is running.
Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, also good S9+10, but not on // 9395 which we were hoping to restore; anyway the latter is JBA in some fill? music.
Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast; JBA at 0413 check on WBCQ 5130-; and by now 9330 is no longer to be heard altho duplicating 5130 earlier from 0200 with Johnny Lightning. John Carver says that cut off abruptly at 0316.
Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, while 9955 was VP vs pulse jamming at earlier 0413 check; but at 0457, WOR could be detected under the jamming.
Out and missed checking via UTwente, Monday Nov 18 circa 1900 on IRRS 7290 via Romania; did anyone hear it and whether WOR aired intact from 1902?
Also confirmed, UT Tuesday Nov 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, very poor
S6-S8; by 0120 better S9+10/S7. Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.00, UT Mon Nov 18 at 0200, WBCQ-6 has switched to simulcast Area 51 on 5130v, instead of 7490 for several preceding hours, i.e. `Johnny Lightning` following `Encore` at 0100 which followed `Le Show` from 0000.
We hoped 9330 would still be running until at least 0430 thus including WORLD OF RADIO, but by 0400, nothing more to be heard on 9330. John Carver, mid-north Indiana, reports:
“Caught your message about 9330 late last evening. Tuned over and listened to John Lightning until about 0316 when 9330 just stopped in mid sentence. Went back to 5130 but did check 9330 over the next fifteen minutes or so and it didn’t come back. 5130 went to hell during WOR from propagation so tuned over to 9955 [WRMI] and caught the entire WOR there in the following half hour.“
9330, Nov 18 at 2249, WBCQ-6 on air again with gospel huxter citing Malachi, presumed but not positively WLC Radio, S9+25/35.
Next check 2307, rock music certainly not WLC, but not //7490 either, whence? Soon DJ as “Captain Bill“, talking about sailing to Exuma, sponsored by hydro-organic-something; 2309 next tune is `Southern Cross“ by CS&N. Sounds like something that could be on WHVW. But nothing found about him on WHVW FB, year-old program sked, and linked website http://www.whvw.net is gone, parked by Godaddy.
9330, Nov 19 at 0210, still rock music, not WLC, S9/+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0231 UT November 19