** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, Tuesday October 13 at *1800, TDA relay via FRANCE cuts on just in time, opening in Arabic with VG signal into UTwente, atop self-jamming beepery also audible. Last summer it was discovered that this hour, only, of RTA would often contain an English segment out of the domestic international network, usually around the half hour, but no one has reported it in a long time, so I am rechecking today, listening after 1825 either live or by recording, but the signal has faded down a lot. I can`t make out any English after 1830, but at 1841 seems to have switched to French. After that, so weak I can`t discern the language. Try another day, and/or another remote site.
Drastic move down to 7375 for B-20 should improve close-in reception, and if the segment shift one UT hour later between 19-20 due to going off DST, both 7375 and 7315 will be available per: http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B20&broadc=TDA which also shows extensive imaginary schedule of RTA via the two sites inside Algeria which have been “under construxion“ for many, many years, always with wooden HFCC schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Oct 13 at 2336-2348, not in the order tuned, mostly fluttery JBA carriers at known spots, u.o.s.: 9180, 9200, 9280, 9300, 11070, 11100, 11460, 11500, 12210 Chinese, 12880, 13130 S9+10 Chinese talk and music, why so big, the rest so small? 13160, 14870, 14920, 15920, 16160 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** COLOMBIA? 4940, Oct 13 at 0338, anonymous mystery missionary station, with gospel huxter in Spanish, S9/+5 into Bonaire SDR with characteristic minus 6.2 Hz carrier offset. Recheck direct at 0627, same at S9 but poor in noise level here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA [and non]. 7345, Oct 13 at 0602, BBCWS in English, poor with Cuban pulse jamming. A fine example of Cuba not giving a damn about collateral damage its excessive jamming may cause; since it`s “needed“ only before 0200 UT when Radio Martí quits DRMing 7340-7345-7350.
BBC to Africa at 06-07 is via Ascension, but also on 7345 at 05-06 via Vatican and 07-08 via São Tomë — why change sites every hour; because they can? 7345 once was useful here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Oct 13 at 0604, NO signal from VON; it had been reliable for quite a while checked almost every night after this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 6159.903, Oct 14 at 0021, JBA carrier, trace of mod? Presumably the ailing WBCQ transmitter during `Old Tyme Radio`, close to known offset but could be a local birdie. Nothing about this on the program schedule website, but plans for a Thanxgiving special: http://zappahead.net/#2020-1126-wbcq-thanksgiving (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 4840, Oct 13 at 0626, WWCR with S9+40 of dead air as often during this frequency-hour; ho, hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 880, Oct 13 at 0610 UT, amid TA carrier search including one on 882, I notice that KRVN Lexington, Nebraska is still carrying Jim Bohannon during this hour, despite missing from his website station-finder, as has just appeared in NRC DX News (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VENEZUELA. 6906.08-CUSB, Oct 13 at 0340, no signal into Bonaire from ROCV. I wonder if it adhere to a specific schedule, or erratic. Manuel Méndez, Spain, reports to the WOR iog that instead of Venezuela 93.7, it`s now relaying LV del Tigre, 980, and he was still hearing it later on same date:
“6906.1, R. O. C. V., Radio Onda Corta Venezuela, El Tigre, heard here in Friol today, 0425-0555, 13-10, extremely weak signal, Venezuelan and pop songs, audible only at times, strong fading, no identification can be heard due to the extremely weak signal. 15311.
Via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in Bonaire, heard with fair to good signal, 0530-0640, 13-10. and I could observe that R. O. C. V. has left relaying “Venezuela, 93.7 FM, Así Suena”, and now is relaying “La Voz del Tigre, 980 AM”, Venezuelan and pop songs in English, identifications: “Todo el día complaciendo a sus oyentes, La Voz del Tigre”, “Desde El Tigre, 980 AM”, “980 en el dial, La Voz del Tigre”, “La Voz del Tigre, 980, la pionera”, “980 AM, La Voz del Tigre”.
The programming manager of the station confirms, via Whatsapp, that the actual power is 50 watts, but in about 12 days they increase the transmitter power, he also says R. O. C. V. means Radio Onda Corta Venezuela“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 13 from 0610: 576, 621, 774(2), 855, 882, 936, 1044, 1089, 1098, 1107, 1116(2), 1125, 1134(2), 1305, 1503(2); 1710(domestic) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1710, Oct 13 at 0618 UT, JBA talk at the end of my TA carrier search, probably the Hudson County NJ TIS.
BTW, I wonder what happened to that religious pirate in Bâton Rouge on 1690? Not heard since sometime last year. Website emphasizes streaming of radio and TV but still claims 1690 toward the bottom of this page: https://www.radioretenloquetienes.com/ And even displays the FCC logo with a reference to Part 15. They used to claim an FM frequency too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
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This report dispatched at 0216 UT October 14