** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat April 3 at 1459 via Brasília SDR, LRA36 is JBA S1-S2, historical narrative, Malvinas war timeline as we are into another April anniversary. They won`t get over it. 1504 insert non-ID as “Nacional, la Radio Pública“ — could be this stuff originate in Bs. As., and now on the only SW station of, if not in, Argentina? 1510 music, 1521 announcement that this will repeat Saturday at 15 horas. Yup. Then closing until next Wednesday, song about another base, Marambio until 1527.
Now I`ve switched to Pardinho which gets a better S7-S8 signal. 1537 “sign-on“ with IDs in Spanish, German, English and algo. 1542 the Antarctica song, 1545 about the Malvinas war again, but dumped off the air unceremoniously at 1547.5*. Early on I did check own receiver for any trace of a JBA carrier, but none (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** BOLIVIA. 3310, April 4 at 0135, R. Mosoj Chaski is doing well, S5-S7 into Brasília #2 Kiwi SDR, Andean music, intervals of Quechua talk, but tonight I want to listen to their stream at sign-off. Listen Live link at website goes to: mail.galcom.org:8000/Mosoj-Chaski-Radio but it won`t connect. mail? Same link for pre-recorded broadcasts. Galcom, they of the fixed-tuned radios so you`re stuck listening only to the station that distributed it. Back to 3310 via Bsla2 before 0200 to hear the big hum resume at 0201.5 until off at 0207*. This would be the best time for Quechuans to listen to it, avoiding being evangelized out of their original religion (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6060, April 3 at 0551, RHC English with the perpetual buzz; 6000 OK, 6100 off, 6145 VG, 5040 in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** FRANCE. 17545, no sign of Bayto Yaikl Saturday April 3 at 1530, via UTwente, Kuwait remotes. Had been Wed and Sat. Bottom of WRMI own skedgrid not updated after B-20.
RMI clients via Issoudun — HFCC A-21 info, trimmed, has all these registrations. First group effective: 28-Mar-2021 30-Oct-2021
9490 0100 0200 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 [R República] 9490 0200 0300 11 Spa 285 150 5671 [expanded ThuFriSatSun]
17545 1530 1600 48 Mul 120 250 1234567 BYUSA [Bayto Yaikl] 15285 1600 1700 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Mul 170 250 1234567 RM [R Manari] 11760 1630 1700 48 Mul 125 250 36 NEW [Tue & Fri] 15340 1700 1800 48W Mul 127 250 1234567 DTWT [Alameda BF?] 15445 1700 1730 48W Mul 127 500 1234567 NEW
These are all NOT effective until: 03-Oct-2021 30-Oct-2021:
9490 0300 0359 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 DD
9490 0400 0459 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 DD
13710 0700 0800 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Hau 170 100 1234567 RM
13770 0700 0759 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Mul 170 100 1234567 DD
11860 1900 1929 37S,46 Fra 200 250 1234567 DD [Alameda BF?] 11860 1930 1959 46E Mul 180 500 1234567 DD
All but two are available 7 days a week, but we know some of the broadcasts are only weekly, or NOT daily. Meaning of some of the letters in last column unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR iog) See UNIDENTIFIED 15340
** GUAM. 12040, UT Sat Apr 3 at 2200, JBA SE Asian music rather than Wavescan on KSDA, so guess that really is on UT Sundays, and rather in Sundanese today — very poor signal on all SDRs checked over there, including Bandung (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 17855, Sat Apr 3 at 1407, REE has still not managed to get its N American transmitter back on the air, even on weekend morning when it would have been a tremendous daypath improvement over 9690; if not overestimating the MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, Sat Apr 3 at 2258, VOT is on the air without RTTY but German IDs & IS; after English hour of mostly music, promos and COVID-19 warnings, no mailbag. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. Sloppyrators haven`t turned it off, so German news starts at 2301, good into Virginia SDR, but off before 2316 recheck. At least The Mighty KBC no longer has to be concerned about TRT overruns on 5960 — if it ever was, and in a month it`s to resume 9925 just like Croatian Radio Zagreb used to do (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [non]. 15660, April 3 at 1820, S7-S8 dead air. Scheduled is USAGM in Amharic via WOoFerton, UK; failed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: slept thru the Sat Apr 3 at 1300 on WRMI 15770; did anyone hear it?
Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 1600, now a real UT hour earlier on WRN webcast.
Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 1957 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM via neighboring KB0FX remote, about 3 minutes into so started late circa 1954.
NOT confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 2130 on WRMI 9955: this airing started without notice a few weeks ago and now it`s gone again without notice, replaced by some Galcom program. A quick search of WRMI skedgrid shows the other known WOR airings still displayed.
Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, G-VG S9/+10 into UTwente; and VG S9+20 into Virginia.
Confirmed from 0331 Apr 3 on WA0RCR 1860-AM, VG into KB0FX SDR. Next:
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901] 1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. 9840, April 3 at 1407, no signal from WHRI, nor 17815, which might have been active on a weekend; nor encountered it anywhen else altho not thoroly checked. JBA carrier on minus side of 9840 likely Vietnam always off-frequency, which must be glad WHRI be gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5050, Sat April 3 at 2359, WWRB is on already with gospel huxters, lo fi, who believe in UFOs but not in ungodly vaccines, S9+30 into Virginia SDR and of course also well audible here. At 0000 April 4, same g.h. inserts legal ID for `WWRB outta Manchester, Tennessee`. Still going at 0135, 0208 chex, the latter also into Brasília I had up to hear Chaski. And still at 0309; 0342 a screaming YL huxter.
So WWRB is back in business. Dave let his license expire last fall and had to stay off the air while going thru FCC red tape to get it back again.
Harold Frodge had reported WWRB on 3185 last UT Sunday but did not mark it as a momentous event: “U.S.A.: 3185 WWRB Manchester TN; 0150-0203+, 3/28; Hymns to 0200:32 EE religihuxter interrupted @0202:18 w/WWRB ID into dif-ferent religihuxter on “Challenge”. S20 peaks. 3185 not listed on their web program guide (Frodge-MI)“
Meanwhile, switched to summer frequency 5050, presumably as before only active at weekends.
475v-MCW kHz, Dave Frantz`s MW beacon WA4SZE/BEACON I last logged on Dec 31; it was so regular that I stopped logging it tho it stayed on a while longer, but has been gone again since maybe mid-January. Here`s the last? log of it by Harold Frodge: “474.7 WA4SZE Manchester TN; 0318, 1/13; Sending WA4SZECOMWA4SZE/BEACON (Frodge-MI)“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VATICAN [and non]. Due to a Catholic festival, Vatican Radio scheduled some special broadcasts this weekend, April 2-3-4.
Original publicity labeled the skeds as in Vatican time rather than God`s Mean Time. I checked out the one publicized as:
“3 April 2021
1925-2120 h [MESZ] Veglia Pasquale presieduta da Papa Francesco.
Arabic – Middle East: 7425 kHz
Chinese – Asia: 7225 kHz
English – Africa: 11935 kHz
Français Africa: 13830 kHz
Português – Africa: 15565 kHz
(via Dr Hansjoerg Biener 1 April 2021)“
Started out with real old-testament stories, Exodus etc., Jews vilifying Egyptians. What`s that got to do with the much later alleged crucifiction?
>From 1741 UT tune-in, 7425 is S9/+25 good into Kuwait SDR — but Arabic announcer keeps talking over the pope and the cantors! BTW, original language is Italian — whatever became of Latin, at least at RCC HQ? It would not be until the very end, 1925, that the catch-phrase in Latin would be uttered, “Laudetur Iesus Christus“. 7425 stayed on with organ postlude until chopped off the air at 1930* sharp.
Back at 1745, 7225 also well audible to Kuwait, but secular music, something else for sure unless a feed were lost. O, BBC Somali is sked via UAE.
11935, English is JBA with ACI from 11940 Spain; direct to here at 1820 check, JBA carrier on 11935. 13830 and 15565 JBA to Kuwait, but of course they are aimed more clockwise for Africa, if direct from SMG.
12050, RCM WEWN is carrying Spanish voice-over but can`t be bothered to turn on their English frequency 15610 earlier than *1900 even for such a special occasion. I do confirm 15610 at 1900 via Bonaire SDR. After 1900, 12050 likely to be collided by Ndarason as usual.
All this is also on EWTN Spanish and English cable TV channels. Radio-only cannot do justice to the cavernous splendour of the basilica with gilded ornamentation. Crowd appears to be masked, alternate seating less than 2 meters apart.
Choirguys are not masked, not even ready below the chin for long intervals they have nothing to sing. Pope himself is not masked, which would be too worldly and defeatist for this special person who could have been a role-model, but most of the assistants around him are. I think the masks nicely complement the mitres, but they are inconsistent in color-matching, mostly white, some blu..
There has been considerable speculation about transmitter sites which of course VR failed to specify with the scheduling publicity. Who cares? We know that they normally do use Madagascar for several broadcasts to Africa; USAGM Grimesland for Latin America, and Tinang, Philippines for east Asia; both violating Separation of Church and State.
Here`s the next and final VR special, but they obviously don`t care about a Western Hemisphere audience, scheduling it in middle of our night, 0755-1020 UT:
“4 April 2021 Easter Sunday
0955-1120 h Santa Messa del Giorno di Pasqua presieduta da Papa Francesco
1155-1220 h Messaggio Pasquale e Benedizione Urbi et Orbi
Arabic – Middle East: 15605 kHz
English – Africa: 17820 kHz
Français – Africa: 15575 kHz
Português – Africa: 17805 kHz
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener 1 April 2021)“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15340, April 3 at 1705, I`m checking an A-21 frequency HFCC-registered for RMI via France, q.v.: there is a JBA carrier, but it`s surrounded by DRM-like noise, where nonesuch is scheduled. Weak, and I can`t get any remote to lock and decode it as DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0400 UT April 4