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Glenn Hauser logs May 3, 2021

** COLOMBIA. 4940, May 3 at 0603, song at S9, stronger than usual direct, often JBA, the still fuzzy outlet which runs all night and presumably all day with good signals into Bonaire remote, from Maicao for Venezuela, known as La Montaña, or Montana, or Fuerza de Paz as the ministry website programming source succeeding the 5910 & 6010 stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, May 3 at 0559, RHC English is off; 6060 and 6000 and 5040 are also off now, so the final English hour or fraxion gets only one frequency and a bad one: 6100 is S9+30 with humbuzz like used to be on 6060, likely same transmitter moved. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Note: Richard Langley heard RHC say on UT May 2 that their English broadcasts are now two hours long instead of just one repeating over and over in our evenings, perhaps due to their 60th anniversary, but a permanent change? Years ago they were more than one hour long. But what about the single-hour blox at 1900 & 2300? Expanded plus or minus? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, May 3 at 1948, RHC 1900 English is here, S9+10/20 but undermodulated, while scheduled 15140 is absent. Maybe make-do while the other transmitter be down? You never know what RHC will do next. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 11710, May 3 after 0600, stilted French from VOK now propagating fairly; one wonders if their announcers had book-larnin` only. Aoki/NDXC does not show this broadcast, but WRTH B-20 sked showed French at 06-07 on 11735, 13760 and 15180 for Latin America, even tho it`s the middle of the night in Guiana French and the Windward & Leeward Islands! BTW, Martinique is Windward, Guadeloupe is Leeward.

EiBi shows instead CRI in Mandarin to SE Asia this hour on 11710, but no sign of that here. The Bulgarian DX Blog sked for A-21 also shows those three for VOK and not 11710. Same for Arnulf Piontek, Berlin, who seems to have inside sources at VOK. So we have NEWS about a rare change for VOK! Also a weak signal on 11680, which would be domestic program (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 15125, May 3 at 1705, CRI scheduled in Swahili via Bamako, but doesn`t sound much like Swahili, maybe corrupted by Chinese accent. // 13645 listed is OFF. And so is 15125 at 1712*-*1722; all talk instead of music I was seeking (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 7168-LSB, May 3 at 0627, ZL4RMF, Dunedin, audible but weaker than contact KN6GPR who says he visited Dunedin last year but can`t remember how to pronounce it. Hint: it does not refer to noisy sand.

ZL4RMF: Ron Falconer. See his antennas on a hilltop:

KN6GPR: Lynden L Williams, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5431 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, May 3 at 0558, VON IS at S9+10/20, sporadically active here again when it blasts into N America, presumably about to start Hausa hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2084 monitoring: Re the Sat May 1 WOR scheduled on WRMI 15770 at 1300: “as often, missed due to sleeping the May 1 Sat 1300 on WRMI 15770, so hope to see some confirmation of it later.“

“Hi Glenn, I was listening to this, it came on at 1300 but went off after about a minute or so and it was then WRMI fill in music and jingles till 1330 when SW Radiogram took over. Looked like some sort of computer hitch which switched to the backup. Alan Gale“, UK, ptsw iog

Since the UT Fri 0130 was replaced by something else, this means that there were no airings of WOR on WRMI until Sunday 2300, three days after produxion!

More encouragement to listen online, as a podcast ASAP, altho I try to hold shortwave primary. Furthermore there are now no scheduled SWBCs after Sunday night = early UT Monday — until Wednesday:

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Ron Howard, Monterey, California, in memory of Noel Green, for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, and Ron says, “Appreciate all the wonderful things you do for our hobby!“

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, May 3 at 1510, WRMI is still on with TOM, Scourby Bibling, then old BS hystairical, // stronger 9395. Sometimes 9955 stays on after 1430 for this, sometimes not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0432 UT May 4

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