WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST updated:
just a few changes by Alan Roe concerning Taiwan, UK. Next edition
mid-March concerning American DST changes
** CUBA. Sunday February 28 at 2338, I`m tuning known RHC Spanish frequencies at Bonaire SDR, about to monitor `En Contacto` to tell if Arnie is back or mentioned at all? But they are *all* unusable! 13740 is strongest at S9+5 but extremely suptorted with listener postal addresses — it`s not QSL OTA but the ending of `Mundo de la Filatelia`, stamp collectors trading.
`En Contacto` does not start until 2343, but I give up for now and attend UBMP on 7490 webcast, music from Uganda. The other RHCs: 11760 like 13740; 11850 & 13680 crackly; 11670 off; 9650 & 9535 weak. Recheck at 0005 March 1: now mod is OK on 13740, 13680 is off, 11850 suptorted, 11760 semi-suptorted.
Next and final `EC` airing is ~3 hours later. This week starts UT Mon at 0237 when I find 5040 VG into Bonaire; ham DXpedition late in March; 0243 PJ2LJG Curaçao speaks Spanishish about something; 0245 CO7SF; 0246 from studio about clima espacial, pronóstico hasta 20 de marzo; 0240 quick QSL en el aire to someone in Bogotá, closing theme with flute/CW already, with no credits, Arnaldo never mentioned, finished in time for `Doctor` show to start at 0250.6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 4060-USB [only], e-QSL soon received Feb 28 from Voice of Pancho Villa, alternating pink & purple letters, for 0432 2-28, illustrating “Cocina de Prueba de Tamales Secretos de Pancho!“: https://www.w4uvh.net/VOICE_OF_PANCHO_VILLA_QSL_GlennHauser_2021.jpg or #113 via: http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html with this note: “VOPV QSL — Thank you sir for tuning in to the show! 73 Pancho“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake report: as I was semi-napping and listening to `Wind & Rhythm` band music show on KUCO 90.1, my bed shook for maybe 3 seconds, at 2138:56 UT Feb 28. Later consulting USGS: it was a mag 3.7, 3 km SE of Meno OK, which is the second town just west of Enid on 412/60, 7.2 km deep, at 2138:38 UT. So it took about 18 seconds to be felt here. There was another weaker one several hours earlier in southern OK, unfelt. Time for more fracking crackdowns (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 392-MCW kHz, March 1 at 0502, ND beacon FMZ, which is 25 watts from Fairmont – Beklof, Nebraska, or spelt sdrawkcab, Aksarben, Folkeb – Tnomriaf; with QRM from DDP Puerto Rico on 391. If the call were also reversed, it would be ZMF, or in CW, ЮMЛ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring: Sunday February 28 at 2258, WBCQ Area 51 is but a JBA carrier on 6159.93. A few minutes before 2329, I try to hear the 2300 airing on remotes: at Alexandria VA, algo, me? JBA S9 including noise level, but enough to display SAM carrier offset from 6160.00 as minus 85v Hz. Rockport ME expected to be in skip zone, no good, yet shows offset minus 48v. Is it really on the air or not, and if so, is WOR on it? The A51/61 webcast is silent, but the 7490 cast with UBMP is OK, so I can listen to that the rest of this hour, and retrieve the first half UT Tue at 0000. BTW, last week, U. Bill mentioned this fact just before the first half ended for those who were about to get lost on the semi-repeat. Only after 0003 March 1 do I recheck on my own main rx: surprisingly, now 7490.2 is S9/+10 and 6159.9 is also S9/+10. Maybe recovering from a propagation disturbance, as WWV reported K-index rising from 2 to 3 between 21 and 24 UT.
WOR 2075 confirmed UT Monday March 1 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+30 direct, following double ID at 0029 by Zanotti & Graham.
Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 1 at 0230 on WRMIs 5800, S9+15/20 to Bonaire SDR; 7780 S9+20/30 but not making it TA to UTwente. Also confirmed on WRN webcast a few seconds behind those which were only an echo apart. Next:
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. Re Shortwave Shindig in Exile, more ways to hear it: “My recording of the program via 7780 kHz may be found here: https://shortwavearchive.com/archive/shortwave-shindig-in-exile-via-wrmi-february-27-2021
and here: https://archive.org/details/shortwave-shindig-in-exile-via-wrmi-7.780-mhz-27-february-2021-0200-utc — Richard Langley, NB“ (WOR iog via gh, WOR)
** U S A. 7505, March 1 at 0437, gospel huxter, poor signal not certain in English, peaks S9/+10 on generous meter but must also be undermodulated; and also with heavy flutter. I guess WRNO which I haven`t had a good signal from in a long time. Similar flutter infects 9385 WEWN, 9395 WRMI, even 9330 WBCQ tho a bit stronger, among others. Propagation disturbance (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 560 KWTO, 580 WIBW, 700 WLW, 720 WGN, 840 WHAS, 1040 WHO, 1100 WTAM, 1110 KFAB, 1200 WOAI, 1540 KXEL, UT Monday March 1 before and after 0500, all these stations ganging up but way out of synch, with some creep trying to convince us that Pres. Biden is mentally incompetent. Most IDs obvious, some presumed. Checking a few program schedules, the creep is Bill Cunningham, and most of them are iHeart stations. Tnx a lot (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0556 UT March 1