** CUBA. 6060 & 6100 & 6165, July 29 at 0614, RHC English all about equally undermodulated and strengths S9+10/20 while 6000 and 5040 are off. No buzz on 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** PERU [non]. 5800, UT Thu July 29 at 0300, WRMI with special `Perú Le Canta a las Américas`, in honor of the bicentennial of independence in 1821y. I don`t have time to listen when broadcast, so record and listen ASAP later. Opens with disturbing clip of about first 14 notes of national anthem and IDs as if it were an interval signal. I object to messing with NAs whether the SSB or any other.
But nice other Peruvian music for the hour mixed with Spanish-only comments. I would have preferred more music and wish I were fluent enough to follow the lyrix 100%. But then I often have trouble with lyrix in “English“! Bill Tilford speaks his inimitable Spanish here and there, along with Alejandro Vallebueno, co-producer from Durango, México, but someones also from Perú. Their comments sound like they came over low bitrate internet, but music fortunately is higher-fidelity.
Also it happens that this WRMI-10 transmitter on 5800 has a constant squeal on it, rather like WWCR-1 used to be but that was much worse. I`m hearing this on two different remotes so don`t think receivers are to blame. It`s equally on USB and LSB so can`t avoid it that way, only by narrowing AM bandwidth which of course is no good for the music. Possibly a double-notch filter would help if we had one, tho the squeal by definition is not a single pure pitch tone, but wavers. I`ve noticed same on other 5800 broadcasts. For WWCR I heard that the cause was modulator `cards` that needed to be replaced.
At 0329 break for WRMI ID, and personal greeting from Jeff White. Then talk about Peruvian SW stations such as R. Tawantinsuyo, La Voz de la Selva, R. Tarma. On SW they are all private stations, but on AM & FM, R. Nacional has an important presence. There is a cultural classical station on FM in Lima. Credits such DXers such as César Pérez Dioses. About 0332 a cappella man singing I presume in Quechua. Next song features a guy with a bad voice for singing. Then Estefanía sings with a vocal range to rival Yma Sumac. Next song is a dance from the north by a brass band. About 0349, something about a religious festival. I never notice any reference to the current uncertain political situation. Mentions Inca-Kola, which I remember as very pink and sweet but today is a.k.a. golden with lemony flavor’ and supposedly available at my nearest Walmarts.
At 0354, QSL instruxions, at least 20 minutes of program details and SINPO which would be 54554, main problem being the self-imposed squeal which I will classify as I. Follows with cock crowing, chirps, and other morning sounds mixed with an `Andean` tune, and closing.
All nice, but I wish they had included the national anthem complete and uninterrupted. It is a very good one. Here`s one version of it I find, all six verses for 12 minutes, but not showing the lyrix as available on some others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oARd1x7wWds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2097 contents: Andorra [non], Antarctica, Australia, (Austria), Biafra non, Brasil, Canada, China, Congo, Cuba and non, (France), (Germany), (Italy), Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, México, Netherlands non, Nicaragua, Perú, (Pridnestrovye), Spain, (Turkey), USA; (unID 4743), unID 13570; propagation outlook — () countries are referred to with others but not in that order
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The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:
0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
2030 UT Friday IRRS 918-Italy [? not last two weeks] 0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2000 UT Saturday WRMI 15770
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [last week: 0300 Mon] 2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [off air last week] 2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. 840, July 29 at 0530 UT, on a household radio against an E-W wall, minimising WHAS, after Mexican music, Spanish IDs, fairly clearly as “Radio Malena“ 840; maybe also mentioned 1060. Later I carefully null WHAS on the DX-398. The SS fades in and out, and sometimes coincides up with WHAS down, SAH of a few Hz, but no break at ToH 0600. At 0610 I can tell the songs are axually praisemusic by their lyrix, the one now “En el Nombre de Jesús“ over and over; 0619 another one about Jesús.
I know from experience that the normal SS vs WHAS is KVJY Pharr TX in the RGV, 5/1 kW, rather than CMHW Santa Clara or any other LA. Radio-locator night coverage map shows a null NE toward WHAS, mainly to the NW but some signal due north. But that is not the known slogan of KVJY. Supposedly “Ultra 104.9“ but another name on website:
R. Aleluya, as also in NRC Log is certainly not the name I was hearing. But this schedule does not account for anything between 9 pm and 6 am CDT!
Broad search on “Radio Malena“ leads to stations in Serbia and Argentina, but on FM, no connexion to AM; nor is there any similar name in WRTH 840 or 1060 listings for Central and South America. Possibly KVJY is plugged into a Radio Malena, altho the Argentine appears to be secular. Mexican? IRCA Log of 2020 shows only two left on 840, both “Fiesta Mexicana“, in Jalisco and Nayarit.
The only other US SS on 840 in the 2020-2021 NRC AM Log, no later than a year ago, were KJFA Belén NM [ex-860] with grupo “Fuego 102.9“, 1800/30 watts; and WCEO Columbia SC, 50 kW direxional daytimer, “La Raza“, both extremely unlikely now, by power and/or time and/or direxion. Possibly the name I heard was spelt differently than “Malena“ as it seemed, so no further search hits.
FWIW, not much, the KVJY stream at 1700 UT July 29 after music had multi-station ID for Houston, Iowa?, as Radio Aleluya, into `Diálogo Pastoral` from Houston with hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0126 UT July 30