** ARGENTINA [non]. Surprise, 6060, Dec 3 at 0115, RHC has reactivated here in Spanish, and no sign of WRMI relay of RAE in Spanish which has been here for a month with no RHC collision. WRMI must have been aware of this before and quickly turned off. Maybe it will go back to 5800, but not enough signal there now to tell, and all the other WRMI frequencies seem nominal, except 7570 is missing. 4980 also has not been resumed.
9395, UT Tue Dec 3 at 0203, RAE via WRMI relay in English, announcer confused, claiming the time for this is “1 AM UTC Tuesday-Saturday“; and playing music at outset rather than news. At 0211, feature about Argentine rock, not the DX Actuality program I was anticipating, so apparently the Monday, not Friday show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6060, Dec 3 at 0115, surprise, RHC has reactivated here as published for B-19, but not in use before now as WRMI had overtaken it at 2100-0200 including RAE relay after 0100 — but tonight there is no sign of WRMI/RAE here or anywhere, as if they coordinated quitting 6060 as soon as RHC returned? RHC is S9+20/30 and // 11760. 6060 is still on at 0508 & 0550 but in Spanish, not English.
5040, Dec 3 at 0116, this RHC is off again. Back on in Spanish with squeals at 0546. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
6100, Dec 3 at 0547, RHC English best here by far, then 6145, then 6000 which is suptorted; 6060 reactivated but still in Spanish, likewise 5040; maybe one or both became in English after 0600? Unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM. As seen on KWTV, RF 25, OKC:
This week on “Sunday Morning” (December 1)
Last Updated Dec 1, 2019 10:49 AM EST Guest host: Lee Cowan
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Originally developed by the U.S. military, the Global Positioning System (GPS) as we now know it became operational in 1995, and has since become vital to nearly every facet of modern life, from our smartphones to the internet and the electrical grid. David Pogue was invited into the Air Force’s GPS Master Control Station at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo, and visits Lockheed Martin, where a new generation of GPS III satellites is being built.
For more info:
GPS: The Global Positioning System
Resilient Navigation Timing Foundation
U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
GPS III at Lockheed Martin
(via gh, DXLD)
** U S A. 7490, Dec 3 at 0113, no signal from WBCQ, suspected OFF rather than merely not propagating; but S-S on 9330 is weak, and 5130 is off as normal. Still no activity on 6160 which might have worked better than 7490.
WBCQ 7490 webcast is running as usual with `From the Isle of Music` here anyway. When I opened Winamp at 0125 it was already “tuned“ to my surprise, to `WJNE FM 87.9 Claggettsville`. Zappahead is involved in that so must be what listening to Area 51 last night have morphed into (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Dec 3 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S6-S8. 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. 7570, Dec 3 at 0112, this WRMI is off, some #11 transmitter problem, but back on with TOMBS at 0209 check.
See also ARGENTINA and CUBA. Nothing yet about 6060 on WRMI FB, but they`ve been busy celebrating 25th anniversary:
“WRMI Radio Miami International
December 1 at 3:35 PM ·
Jesse Finkelstein (left) and Jeff White at the WRMI 25th anniversary celebration December 1st. Jesse is the producer and host of our very popular program “Blues Radio International.” Tune it in Sunday nights at 9:00 pm Eastern Time on 9955 kHz or on our livestream at wrmi.net.
WRMI Radio Miami International
December 1 ·
WRMI General Manager Jeff White (left) and Dino Bloise, producer and host of the Spanish-language DX program “Frecuencia al Día,” at the station’s 25th anniversary celebration today (December 1) in Okeechobee. They are holding an award presented to the station by the Brazilian DX Club Sem Fronteiras. Shortwave listeners from many countries who took part in the Club’s contest elected WRMI as the “Best Shortwave Station.” They also elected Dino Bloise as the “Best Shortwave Personality” and WRMI’s Viva Miami as the “Best Variety Program on Shortwave.” ¡Muito obrigado!“
That survey of course is skewed against anything in English (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 3 at 0602-0608: 531, 549, 612, 684, 693, 747, 774(2), 846(TP), 855(2), 882, 909, 936, 1053, 1089, 1107(2), 1134(2), 1215, 1296 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1756 UT December 3