** CUBA [and non]. Checking out what RHC is doing during prime time, UT Mon Nov 29, where something is always multiply wrong:
New 9700 is already on at 0217 in English about José Martí, S9+15/20. This is also splashing upon 9710 where RHC is still in Spanish, only S9+10 and also distorted with music. NOT (yet?) on 9650 replacing 9710 as per official schedule. And // 5040. 9710 still at 0353.
6000 is the only 49m channel on the air at 0233 and in English. 9700 apparently replaces 6165, good news for 6160- WBCQ. 6000 still RHC English at 0655.
9700, at 0353 RHC English has faded way down and is now about equal to CCI from Voice of Turkey IS, prior to 0400 Turkish which is legitimately registered here until 0700, 500 kW at 310 degrees for W Europe, but also USward. Rechecked at 0505, 9700 RHC is now back to VG S9+27 and no sign of TRT – which has its own erroneous issues. But at 0557, 9700 bears nothing but Turkish music, no more RHC, which a previous night stayed on 9700 only in English well past 0700.
6060 RHC Spanish is now on at 0404, S9+10/15, from *0400? Still only 6000 on 49m in English. At 0505, 6060 RHC Spanish has heavy Qu`ranRM which is RTA Algeria via FRANCE as legit sked 0400-0600, 500 kW, 160 degrees from Issoudun. At 0602, 6060 has RHC English in the clear, S9+27. At one of the English chex, I forget which, RHC was talking about Fidel`s support for Timor Leste; whatever became of them?
6100, usual RHC English after 0500, is not to be heard at all at 0505, 0602. Also at 0602, still no 6165 or 6145 English even tho 9700 is not on either. At 0654, 9700 does bear the TRT IS again, S2-S8 with flutter. All logs before 0654 on the KB0FX SDR in MO, then direct.
The Other Side: Yes, Cuba is a Failed State — The government continues to complain about US attempts to depict Cuba as a failed state. Dimas Castellanos La Habana 29 Nov 2021 – 16:34 CET https://diariodecuba.com/cuba/1638200078_35839.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** FRANCE? 18127 USB, Nov 29 at 1529, after some contacts, CQs repeated from TM220AYT ?? Very strange callsign. The TM prefix belongs to France, or overseas France. No hits at QRZ.com lookup nor in broad Google search. The penultimate letter may be wrong, but am rather sure there are *three* numbers in it. However searching QRZ.com on TM220*** we get one hit:
“TM220BP France flag France Patrick & Franck MENARD from 2020 qsl only via Buro France QSL: F4GFE,REF BUREAU – NO E.QSL“ which was a special event in 2018y about the 220th anniversary of “The Battle of the Pyramids, also known as the Battle of Embabeh, was a major engagement fought on July 21, 1798 during the French Invasion of Egypt…“ — so another such TM220 call is possible, but why can`t I find it? Perhaps some of our hams know about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925 AM & 6919.9 AM, Nov 29 at 2324, VP signals traces of music, I keep getting if nothing else on the pirate band. HFUnderground today has a number of unID reports on 6925, 2101-2420: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,89702.0.html and then 0015-0216+ as Coastal Rock Radio, maybe not the same one: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,89710.0.html and nothing on 6919.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 530, Nov 29 at 0704, surprised to hear Fox News as there are not any US stations here, just Canada and Cuba. But seems to be // local 960 KGWA as well as whatever follows. Must be some kind of external mixing product with other local 1390 KCRC at 430 kHz separations. Does not go away with attenuation, but maybe caused by unusually clipping the inside random wire onto the adjacent YB-400? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 9700, TRT clashes with CUBA: q.v.
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2114 monitoring: Neil Gates of WMRI Europe explains what happened with WOR 2113 airing before 1330 instead 2114 after 1330 Sunday Nov 28 on 9670:
“Hello Glenn, On Friday/Saturday a storm (storm Arwen) with winds of 90 miles per hour hit this part of the United Kingdom taking out power supply and internet connectivity. Our programmes are fed to the TX in Germany from a remote server which without power or internet we were unable to access so were unable to schedule yesterday’s programming correctly for relay from Channel 292. Power and internet have now been restored and programmes will return to normal next Sunday December 5 with WOR returning to its 13.30 UT transmission time. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. 73 Neil Gates, WMRI Europe“ — Tnx and sorry you had such problems.
WOR 2114 confirmed Sunday November 28 from 2102 UT on IRRS SW via AM Italia 918 kHz, via nearby Noale SDR.
Also confirmed, Sun Nov 28 at 2330 on WRMIs, interior random wire into DX-398: 5950 good; 9955 good but with pulse jamming, better before 2400.
Also confirmed, UT Mon Nov 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good on ATS-909 with shorter clip-on
Also confirmed, UT Mon Nov 29 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+20/25 into Missouri SDR
Also confirmed, UT Mon Nov 29 at 0400 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160 minus 54 Hz = 6159.946, S9 into MO SDR; and no ACI since Cuba q.v. moved to 9700. Next:
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5010 to S
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** U S A. 5050, UT Mon Nov 29 at 0037, WWRB still on here instead of expected 3215, so probably not yet on new 3360 either after 0200 altho did not get around to checking. Next weekend? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13892.4 LSB, Nov 29 at 2323, 2-way in colloquial Spanish vs CODAR: cambio (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
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This report despatched at 0255 UT November 30