** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Saturday June 12 from tune-in at 1457, LRA36 is back on after absence last Sat and Wed. S5-S7 via Pardinho, Brasil, SDR but quite good with low noise level. Historical talk about Antarctic bases; 1500 ID and music; 1511 “Nacional Antártida Argentina, en todo el país, la radio pública“ canned ID, repeated at 1515 and 1519 amid musix. 1523 contact info starting with whatsapp, telephone, algo, facebook, e-mail. 1526 historical info, current weather including máximo of -4. 1527 acknowledges listener Manuel Méndez in España (who frequently reports it direct but with very poor strength). 1528 despedida with Antarctica song; mentions Base Marambio. I would really like to see the full lyrix of this song and its name. Does anybody have them? But not off the air yet. 1532.5 on to string of other songs; no further announcements, but 1555 Antártida themesong again and off 1556* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 11840, June 12 at 0228, S9+10 of almost OC, suptorted trace of mod I suspect be RHC, then match it to 11670 Spanish as the 11840 level improves slightly, mentioning Filatelia show, now or promo? So the 11850 transmitter has moved back to 11840 again; and now the plus/minus 10 kHz parasites are JBA carriers on 11830 & 11850 instead of 11840 & 11860. Is it now centred on 11840 for entire tarde span? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6165 // 6000, June 12 at 0243, the two RHC English frequencies are in French! I think; obviously a movie drama or TV soundtrack. Only occasional mumbled dialog, hard to understand, mostly fumbling and other sounds/effects, as the invisible video is mostly carrying the story.
But what is this doing here?!? Same kind of thing caught once before, on a 9 MHz band RHC frequency. Guess maybe they`ve plugged into wrong satellite downlink, tho I`d think terrestrial STLs would be sufficient near Habana. These are of course not // RHC real Spanish on 11670, nor // 5040. There are long stretches with no dialogue; “back-up beeps“ a couple times, traffic horns. 0258 bit of French dialogue, more SFX, thru 0300 with no break; 0316 recheck still French dialogue.
6165 & 6000 not rechecked until 0543, when they are still far astray from RHC English which is on 6060 // 6100. Now it`s drama in British English, 0545 off-key singing, SFX, seems like soundtrack of horror film. 6165 cuts off at 0553* while 6000 continues 0600+, but at 0605 check, 6000 is also gone.
All this certainly implies that the 6000 & 6165 pair are from one same transmitter site, while 6060 & 6100 are from another, accounting for totally different program feed inputs. BUT, Aoki & EiBi both show 6000 Quivicán, 6165 Bauta; 6060 & 6100 also both Bauta. So we may suspect 6165 now is also really Quivicán.
Something`s always wrong at RHC! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6100 // << 6000 much stronger, June 12 at 1256 but both VP fading into daytime, RHC. EiBi and Aoki show 6000 Quivicán has another hour to run but 6100 Bauta until 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13639 & 13761 approx., June 12 at 1414, RHC F# spurblobs at S5-S7 and S5-S6 respectively, out of undermodulated 13700-AM at S9/+10. Trace on second-order 13578 but not circa 13822. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA [non]. 9490.05V, UT Sat June 12 at 0222, R. República announcing `Alternativa`, a joint produxion with R. Martí; outro, I guess. They have been coöperating for some time. Unchecked whether live simulcast but doubt it. Then own sked given as 9-10 pm lunes a miércoles, 9-11 pm jueves a domingo, i.e. 01-02 UT Tue-Thu; 01-03 UT Fri-Mon. Not only off-frequency, this Issoudun, but wavering as I try to measure it, like 9490.045 to 9490.056. Call it 9490.05V (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, UT Sat June 12 at 0215, only pirate signal is here with music, S9-S8 presumably Ball Smacker Radio`s regular Friday night broadcast from 01 UT Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** UGANDA [non]. 15170, Sat June 12 at 1455, checking again for the “non-clandestine“ political target broadcast, but still absent, while the “jamming“ is already running again, as heard via UTwente.
Now I am not so sure it`s jamming or against Ugandan ex-show. For one thing, it`s doubtful opponents in Uganda could come up with such blockage on short notice. From the sound of it, could well be OTH radar invading SWBC band. Now it is not centered on 15170, but peaking closer to 15160 and audible all the way from 15140 to 15170. Victim now is 15150, R. Tamazuj via Madagascar. Noise still running past 1539, 1607, but off by next check 1658.
Has IRRS moved the Ugandans somewhere else? I`m too occupied with LRA36 et al. to bandscan for it, but HFCC still shows only 7290, 9510, 15170 and 15515 for “Milano“; 15515 also at 1500-1530 Saturdays only which we should have checked, in Oromo instead of “English“ on 15170: http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A21&fmor=ANT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2090 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Sat June 12 at 0130 on WRMI 9395 — WOR has stayed on the System G skedgrid at this time since its first appearance 5 weeks ago, while some other program really took over for 4 weeks. But it, or something like it is still running this week.
Confirmed Saturday June 12 at 1300 on WRMI 15770, S7-S8 direct.
Also confirmed Sat June 12 at 1600 on WRN to N America webcast. Next:
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 1100 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [new] 2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
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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“Dear Glenn, I wanted to thank you for your program and all the hard work to pass along DX information to us. I know that you have been doing it for years and years. It is a nice public service and is really informative.“ And recommends FM DX-fishing in the car from a large parking lot, where he heard an OKC station, KYIS 98.9.
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This report dispatched at 1751 UT June 12