** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Sat Jan 18 at 0133, RAE AAM via WRMI is just concluding actualidaddx.com.ar with a song. Presumably to be repeating 48 hours later after 0100 UT Mon Jan 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** PERU. 5980, Jan 17 at 2352, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 2353:42.5*, which is 2 seconds earlier than yesterday, as time marches on. Leonardo Santiago, Venezuela, replies about what the name means:
“Hi Glenn, I hope this e-mail may help you. Just look for the meaning of Chaski in the following message sent to me by R. Mosoj Chaski from Bolivia some months ago:
“Sr. Leonardo es muy grato saber que escucho nuestra sintonia, Mosoj Chaski (esta en el idioma quechua) quiere decir Nuevo Mensajero somos una radio emisora especialmente para nuestra gente quechua. el quinua se produce especialmente en Potosi y Oruro. Dios el creo este mundo y también a la humanidad lo bendiga mucho. Atte Mosoj Chaski.”
I didn’t translate as I know you also speak Spanish. Best, Leonardo Santiago, Venezuela“
I.e. new messenger, so I assume Chaski alone is messenger. I should have pointed out that we know 5980 apparently is carrying nothing but programming from evangelical network: https://redradiointegridad.com/ where Radio Chaski, 5980, is too insignificant even to mention. WRTH shows it: “LM09) OBZ4H 700 25 kW, San Miguel“ but address in Lima (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 17 at 2354, VOT is still on with IS, but cuts off at 2355:06* — no luck for bonus German hour; maybe tomorrow when Nauen vies for frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 11720, Fri Jan 17 from 2110, VOA Grimesland with `Music Time in Africa`, VG signal off the back. Hyper Heather Maxwell gives her name every other break. (Fortunately I am far too modest to impose that upon my listeners — only thrice in 29 minutes, at start, middle and finish.) Dumps off the air abruptly at 2140, but resumes in less than a minute. Wraps up with citation of her program times on VOA, always omitting this very one, by far the best one we can hear. Also as usual, the YDD sign-off at 2200 is cut off before it finish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2017 monitoring: confirmed NOT filling the blank field on the WRMI skedgrid, Friday January 17 at 2100 on 7780 — rather something musical. Missed checking Fri 2300 on 9955 — did anyone hear it, and how bad was the jamming? I remember to check at 2352, when in Spanish but no jamming: go figure.
Confirmed UT Sat Jan 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+10/20, // 5010 Poor S9 with LAH on the lower side, Madagascar? At 0200* of WRMI, I can still detect that JBA carrier alone. AND WOR from 0130 IS ON 7780 but VP. Last week 7780 carried APS Radio music, so I figured it had replaced WOR, but here we are again, and remain on the skedgrid too. How about next week? Next today:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415] 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 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-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
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
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, WOR)
** U S A. 7490.273, Jan 18 at 0050, WBCQ during FKB gospel huxter has drifted up to here, ex-7490.245, VP S4-S6; no signal yet on 5130.
At 0100 some unknown music starts on 7490+, not the AAAWWW theme WTO. Finally just before 0107 cosmikdebris (Larry Will) and Jane start talking, as substitutes in a “Lumpy Gravy-type show“. Says also on 5130 and 9330 is on but with other programming [not]. Yes, 5130 is now on // and a little better but both VP so I switch to webcast: oh2, 7490 cast has Brother Scare on it! But Area 51 has AAAWWW [non], where I listen:
A lot more back-and-forth banter between them than from A&A where Angela must be prodded to say something. Says A&A had other plans this evening in Florweirda. 0125 he discusses some unusual FM tropo DX in January, getting Norfolk stations where he is NW of DC in MD.
Over to John H Carver for a fuller report: “No signal of any kind on 7490. 5130 had Brother Scare till two minutes after the top of the hour and then went into music. At 0107 Larry and Jane Will came up and said they were hosting the show this evening. Some talk of the rapid change in the weather in Maryland. Jane stated that they were going to do a show more like Lumpy Gravy instead of AAWWW. Then into some music. Then some talk about sunspots and general dismal solar conditions.
5130 started to degrade about 0126. Then some talk about improved MW and FM reception in their area. Around 0133 audio really got garbled at times. Program went into more music at this time. At 0148 Larry went over some of the schedule marred by some hams underneath the signal. Checked above and below the frequency and didn’t find another station interfering. At 0150 back to some music. At 0155 the constant top of the hour IDs started up again and went to the top of the hour. John, Mid-North Indiana“
As for 9330, which has been off today, a twit from Allan around 20 UT: “Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · 9h Superstation down. Blown screen bypass capacitor. Poor design here. Working on it now. All other BCQ’s fine. Extremely cold at the site. High winds do not help. The joys of winter. Allan&Angela Worldwide tonight at 8pm 7490/5130khz. Who knows what? See the screen short.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0513 UT January 18