** CUBA. 15370, May 9 at 2203, RHC unusually with classical music but very distorted, then talking Spanish about a huelga, S9/+25. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 15140 & 15370, May 9 at 1954, maybe not too-late check for the first RHC English hour from 1900: both frequencies absent. Something`s always wrong at RHC. On May 10, Alan Roe says Hour 1 of the now 2-hour English service appeared at 19. He`s trying to compile monitored program schedules for both but they are — flexible. On May 11 via Bonaire remote, after Kriyol I hear English start at 1900 on 15140, nothing on 15370. Should 15370 be heard with English after 1900, it may merely because turned on too early before scheduled 1930 French (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 11880, May 10 at 2157, RHC at S9+5 of dead air with some hum,
still so at 2201, 2203, 2208 chex when French should be underway.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6100, May 11 at 0606, this is the only RHC English frequency left after-hours, and it`s the one with the big humbuzz. 6165/6145, 6060, 6000 and 5040 are all off. Cuba`s “chief meteorologist“ is already on with a 3-minute forecast, starting with Canada where there will be scattered rain — how`s that for precision? Storms across southern States including OK. Gives temps in F & C, later getting back to Toronto, also some US cities, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and finally, Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 13760.258, May 11 at 1422, S2-S4 music way off-frequency, no doubt VOK during French hour. Something`s always preposterous at P`yongyang. At least it`s doing better than KBS on 15575, JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 17855, Monday May 10 at 2156, zero signal from REE to N America, off? 15520 poor S3-S4 in Arabic; 11940 S7-S8, by 2202, English is best here, interview about Nahuatl music from El Salvador in New York?, 2210 some such song (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 9830, May 9 at 2205, VOT is on but undermodulated, S5-S8, no RTTY maybe because it`s Sunday. May 10 at 2156 no signal, but on by 2202, S5-S9 again no RTTY but undermodulated. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 18157.5-USB, May 10 at 1732, K5VWZ, Tom near Houston in QSO with some Miguel who was JBA; during the 17-m activity net. Lots of photos of his antennas and one of him at QRZ.com: “K5VWZ USA flag USA. THOMAS E LAYNE, BAY CITY, TX 77414“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [non]. 7460, Mon May 10 until 0528.7* cutoff, only music. It`s VOA in Kin[yarwanda], 0430-0530 M-F and 0330-0430 daily, via BOTSWANA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 9 from 2001 on IRRS via Italia-AM, 918 kHz, as heard via nearby Noale remote: was getting worried as music played 1958-2001.
Also confirmed Sun May 9 from 2200:21 on Area 51/61 via WBCQ 6159.9+, JBA vs storm noise. 2159 IS & ID loop were playing, bit of other music until WOR start like on 7490 Wed from 2100:21, consistently 21 seconds late; I guess so their clox are set a bit slow.
Also confirmed Sun May 9 at 2300 on WRMI 7780 S9+15/20 to Virginia SDR.
Also confirmed UT Mon May 10 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct, right after Bob Zanotti gets to say only, Hello.
Also confirmed UT Mon May 10 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800, S9+20 direct but not enough to overcome storm crashes; and 7780 S9+10 direct. Next:
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. 9395, May 10 at 2206 tuning across I hear Bishop Bob Biermann remark that Fauci is a “criminal doctor“. That tells us all we need to know about BBB. His wacko commentaries on two different programs now show for a total of 18 hours a week on WRMI skedgrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5085, May 9 at 2256, WTWW-2 with rock music. <23 hours earlier at 0015, Mark Coady had it with ARNL on rarely activated 9930 — but back to 5085 today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VANUATU. 11835, after 0600 May 9 and 10, R. Vanuatu absent from third harmonic and presumably 3945 & 7890 as well.
Ron Howard heard from Bryan Clark, NZ, that on May 10 RV was on 5040 instead; and then Ron heard 5040 at 0637 and switching to 7890 (2 X 3945) at 0659, but 11835 blocked by China. No 10080 audible which would be 2 x 5040; and 15120 = 3 x 5040 blocked by China. If they keep to 5040 it`s blocked by Cuba until before or after 0600. However on May 11 RV was back to former pattern of 7260 to 3945/7890/11835 at *0559. I was also hearing 11835 again May 11 at 0602 music, YL in presumed Bislama; and a JBA carrier on 7890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. Re: “7125, May 9 at 0613, JBA carrier, trace of modulation? Could it be a stray broadcaster/intruder? Off shortly later, so guess just a ham, tho AM mode not to be expected in this area, it may be optional (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)“
Ron Howard replies: “Hi Glenn, Yes, it seems to me it could be a possible broadcaster on 7125? On May 10, listening from 0604 till tuned out at 0614, heard a steady AM carrier; did not make out any definite modulation, if any. As you noted, also off the air a short time later. Didn’t seem to fit the format to be a ham? More monitoring needed. Ron, California“
7125, May 11 not checked until a few minutes after 0600, nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1916 UT May 11