** ALGERIA [and non]. 891 kHz, Dec 22 at 0144, 1 kHz het upon WLS, from presumed RTA near Algiers; so then a quick look for other TA carriers: 531, 576 also Algeria; 936 Morocco, 1215 UKOGBANI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Sun Dec 22 at 0136, another check to confirm RAE AAM is still on here, and so it is with porteño accent about pop song ratings of the past; even tho there are no new programs produced on weekends; so a repeat of Friday`s? The WRMI program sked does not account for this broadcast at all; the transmission sked above it shows RAE at 01-02 not specifying days of week, but a separate RAE relay sked says UT Tue-Sat. I would not be surprised if it`s also airing on UT Monday. Off at 0200*. 5800 has just been switched from XMTR 3 TO XMTR 10 and now has a much stronger signal than ever before; more at USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Dec 21-22 before and after 2400/0000 UT, I`m checking CHU instead of WWV for correxion factor to my watch before computing Chaski slippage, see Perú. CHU has managed to stay on here since last revival, altho reportedly at reduced power; sounds fine to me.
It seems the time announcements each minute have introduced some variation in wording; or did I just not notice before? Of course, French comes first one minute, English the next, but the first one I heard in English as “UTC“ the abbr., not “Coordinated Universal Time“. Next one in French first, but also gives the English abbr. UTC pronounced in French rather than TUC. But after that the full term alternating “Coordinated Universal Time“ with “Temps Universel Coordonné“. Also at ToH and Top of Day, there were several sex of silence at 0000:00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.885V-AM, Dec 21 at 2318, pirate with gospel or blues music, slightly varying as I try to measure but at one point as above. Off around 2330. These reports say it was Captain Morgan SW, between 2254 and 2332 on 6934.9-AM: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61473.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Dec 21 at 2353, R. Chaski carrier under Cuban jamming until autocutoff at 2354:40*; so back to normal slippage after yesterday`s prolonged transmission. Last measurement was 2354:46.5* on Dec 17, 4 nights ago, so averaging 1.6+ seconds earlier per. Let`s compute average over much longer timespan: first exact timing in current cycle was Nov 26 until 2355:27.5*, so now 47.5 seconds earlier over 25 days = average 1.90 seconds each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SCOTLAND [non]. 9350, Saturday Dec 21 at 2059, WWCR-2 cut on a few sex after cut off 12160, during steel drums IS, 2100 right into classical music on `Encore` from Radio Tumbril. Excellent local-quality signal for the rest of the hour, and *no* squealing like on ex-6115 at 0100 UT Sundays. Another chance is UT Mon 0100 on WBCQ webcast and weak 7490v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2013 monitoring: this Sat at 2055 UT, cannot hear it vs noise level on 1860-AM from WA0RCR, MO.
WRMI program skedgrid shows WOR incorrectly on System H: UT Sunday 0230 on 9395; should be UT Monday. Radio Tirana reconfirmed at 0230 UT Sunday Dec 22 on 9395.
Confirmed UT Sun Dec 22 at 0426 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 10 minutes in, so started circa ontime 0416, good S9+20. Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [another episode] 1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
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. 5800, Dec 21 at 2057, WRMI IS & ID loop, VG S9+30, better than ever before on this frequency, especially so early; as now scheduled via XMTR #10 at 2100-0200, first with SMTV. By 2315, S9+20/30 during SMTV cable TV plugging, irrelevant for us. Almost as strong as 5850, and more than 5950. Much more than 9955, now running the swapped transmitter #3 formerly on 5800. Both modulation level and power must be much superior on #10 than #3; but that`s bad news for programming on 9955 which also has to confront Commie jamming. If only we could know the true output power and modulation level of each transmitter, but no doubt proprietary info. One cannot believe most SW stations are really running their licensed rated power such as 100 or 50 kW.
5800, UT Sat Dec 22 at 0136, another check to confirm RAE AAM is still on here, see ARGENTINA. Again I compare the signals: 9955 is JBA carrier; 9455 & 9395 audible; 5950 S9+30 but soft, SMTV listing its WRMI frequencies; 5850 S9+45; and 5800 S9+35. Also at 0153 I notice that 7570 is off again, more transmitter problems? While 7780 & 7730 are on OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.032v, Dec 22 at 0238, WBCQ measured here, closer to nominal after hovering around +.060 for weeks. Earlier at 0132 VP signal, could tell it was indeed `AAAWWW` taking a call-in, so not sure if yesterday`s or an oldie. Anyhow, John Carver says there was no info about programming or the super-station. Meanwhile S-S on 9330.00 is at S9+40, so the disparity can hardly be blamed on current propagation.
5129.989v, Dec 22 at 0238, this WBCQ VP with Area 51 measured also closer to nominal, but not quite right on. Of course, no signals on 6160v or 3265v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Dec 22 at 0135, Xmasmx on theatre organ, somewhat distorted modulation; show must have started a few minutes ago on WTWW-2. Bob Heil was also being heard for quite a while after 0000 talking about ham radio. At 0152 mentions “from new studio in Illinois“. Organ show ends at 0159, Bob closing without uttering the word Ozarx, nor is there a produced outro which might have done so; suppressed into dead air for a minute? Has the show title been changed, or not? How about `Theatre Organ from The Gateway`, close enough? Fairview Heights suburb is NNW of Belleville just east of Saint Louis.
K9EID has quite an illustrated bio at qrz.com including:
ROBERT G HEIL
5800 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL 62208
During my beginning days of Amateur Radio I began a career playing the Wurlitzer Theatre organ at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis as the protege of Stan Kann who not only taught me how to play but taught me how to ‘listen’ – mentally dissect what one hears – by tuning and voicing the thousands of pipes in that Magnificent Fox organ. I became the substitute organist for Stan at the age of 15 and continue to play these magnificent theatre organs. Little did I realize that learning to listen would be so very important in my later years as I began designing and building large concert sound systems for some of the world’s leading groups starting with WB6ACU and the James Gang.
Those two ham radio friends changed the world of Rock n Roll sound stages. The Grateful Dead, the Who, Z. Z. Top, Humble Pie, J. Geils, Peter Frampton, were just a few of the scores of groups that we blazed the concert trail with our large mega KW sound systems. In 2006, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland opened a display room with many pieces from those early touring days that scored the way for entertainment concert systems used today. Heil Sound is the only manufacturer in the Rock Hall and it should be noted that all of my ability to design and build these ground breaking systems was learned – and I continue to learn from my Amateur Radio background. NEW ! THEATRE ORGAN CD Call 618 257 3000 “Theatre Organ from the Ozarks” [sic] each Saturday 7:00pm [sic] cst on WTWW 5.085 kHz [sic].“
After WTWW ID, 0200 surfin` music and supposedly live DJ about to take Xmassy requests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, UT Sun Dec 22 at 0202, S9+35 of dead air from WWRB, which must have just QSYed from 3215 in deference to squealing WWCR-1 with Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories featuring guest vocalist Kay Welch. No hurry to hear Manchester`s gospel huxters sure to follow. 3185 span seems quite variable; Ken Zichi, MARE Tipsheet heard it UT Monday Dec 16, “0350-0431*, carrier off at 0432:35“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Stephen Luce, Houston TX, replies: “Glenn, regarding your listening on 1110: KVTT can severely QRM KTEK at my northwest Harris County (Houston) QTH during critical hours, so will have to do a late afternoon check to see if there is any sign of the DFW station. I have noticed in the past that KVTT can be somewhat late in signing on in the morning, as I will only hear a mix of KTEK and residual skywave from KFAB. KVTT audio is rather distinctive the times I’ve heard it, with a bizarre reverb added to all programming“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Re: Paul Winter Solstice Celebrations – only the Friday night concert was to be live-streamed, but playbackable at will via http://solsticeconcert.com/livestream/ Skip past the first 14 minutes of silence (unless you want to get in the mood?) Also there were four altogether including a Saturday matinee at 19 z (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-LSB, Dec 22 at 0204, Brazuguese mentions “palavra de deus“ but soon weaker reply in QSO. First one could have been strong enough to do a pirate broadcast to us from Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7523.5-USB, Dec 22 at 0154, 2-way in Spanish, expletive puta soon uttered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0513 UT December 22