WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST
Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
1) ~Aggregator – WRN: Updated links to the regional schedules for the A-22 season
2) Germany – Welle 370/MuseumFunkerberg: New entry to list
3) Nigeria – V of Nigeria: Re-instated link to V of Nigeria home page at www.von.gov.ng as site is now working again (Thanks to Hansjoerg Biener)
4) Netherlands – RockPower: Added link to live stream
5) Taiwan – R Taiwan Int: Updated link to current programme schedule
The next update is scheduled for early/mid June
Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS also updated: http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
** ALBANIA [non]. 7730, Thu May 5 at 0600, R. Tirana in English via WRMI, good direct with feature on Eid+, last day of Ramadan. It seems that only on UT Weds this is replaced by RFPI in Russian. Now there is also a noise field surrounding, about 7710-7750.
** CUBA. 11670, May 6 at 0604, RHC English! S9+10 on unscheduled frequency, while all the 6`s are OFF; 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165, and 5040 is in Spanish. Ivo Ivanov had already found English on 11670 & 13740 at 0507 May 4. Now 13740 is something else, but at 0609 I find RHC English on 11880, S9+20/30 overmodulated, distorted and somewhat breaking up. 11670 is supposed to be a Spanish-only frequency much earlier in the day, and 11880 only at 22-24 including English at 23. Something`s always wrong at RHC: but maybe they are experimenting with higher bands for summer nights, which does make more sense propagationally. The Other Side:
Castroism’s fear of ‘the masses’ prompts it to shorten lines in Havana — So many hungry and angry people in one place, cursing the exasperating lack of food, is a dangerous time bomb for any autocracy. ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles https://diariodecuba.com/cuba/1651692701_39270.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** MALDIVES [non]. 11620, May 6 at 1501, V of Martyrs Korea, Maldives service with preacher in English, Bible story about some temple, S9/+10 direct. Wish we could get a fix on its secret site, but would be wasting my time trying TDOA for spurious “most likelies“. Meanwhile, RBA on 11825, music for Myanmar is only S4/S6. 11620 stays in English a while longer, but by 1511 when I tune in via Coimbatore, India remote, it`s the YL in Dhivehi, S9/+20, only slightly stronger than I am getting her directly here, *way* off the target area. At 1524 it sounds like she utter the English term “book banning“. 1529 switch to strumusic, and English sign-off just in time for `Laudeter Iesus Christus` from weaker Vatican Arabic at *1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ROMANIA. 7375, May 6 after 0300, NO signal of RRI English to N America, as I follow my own advice to listen. That`s one of the disabled transmitters but still on the sked; however, VG on 9850 into UTwente, and likely into ENAm too, but I`m too busy to pay attention to content (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, May 5 at 0501-0507, UR1 VG via WRMI with English `Ukraine: Security Issue` for Day 70? of Russia`s war.
7730, May 6 at 0500.7-0506.2, YP1 via WRMI, English segment this time by the OM announcer with heavy accent who speaks way too fast, difficultizing comprehension (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2136 monitoring: “From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn: Yesterday was my dad’s birthday, 82 years. World of Radio including the latest for #2136, Go, Oilers Go, the playoffs start May 4, vs 1-1, LA.
5850, concluding, very noisy, static, 0148 (55344), (55343), 0159,
April 29 UT [Fri] 9395, static QRN, 0132, 0142, 0158 (45333), 0159, April 30 [Sat] 9395, 0038, 0039, 0058 (45433),
9455, 0030, 0040, 0056 (45433),
9395, 0058, static QRN, 0058, May 3 [Tue] 9955, 2256, 2259 (35433), QRN, 2259, May 3 [Tue] 5850, confirmed ?? just missed it by seconds, 1059, May 4 [Wed] 9455, 0030, 0053 (45443),
9395, 0030, 0053 (45343), 0059, May 5 [Thu] 9395, 0130, 0142, 0158 (45443), 0158, May 5 [Thu] (Lemke, Richard -AB)“
Confirmed UT Thursday May 5 at 0030 on WRMIs, into Maryland SDR: 395 S9/+25 and 9455 S9+20 with more bass in the audio. 0130 not checked
WORLD OF RADIO 2137 contents: Alaska, Andorra non, Antarctica, Asia non, Australia, (Austria), (Brasil), Cambodia non, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia non, (France), Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Madagascar, Maldives non, Myanmar non, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, North America, Palau, Perú. (Philippines), Pridnestrovye, Romania, Russia and non, Solomon Islands, Spain, Ukraine non, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam non, unidentified 7400; propagation outlook () countries mentioned not in order
WOR 2137 is available as of 0114 UT Friday May 6, 2022
(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2137.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2137.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
NEW ZEALAND. World FM, on three lowpower transmitters and streaming, longtime WORLD OF RADIO affiliate, has adjusted its schedule so that the first two airings are on Fridays when freshest: Fri 0805 & 2205 UT; Tuesday 0305. Also lots of other great programming. See http://www.worldfm.co.nz/
The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:
0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7730 to NE
1430 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] 1815 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 14580; 1323 & 918? &
2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ 4790 to WSW
0700 UT Saturday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1930 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430] 1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still May 1] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba] 1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
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First broadcasts of WOR 2137 confirmed, UT Friday May 6 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7730 S9+15/20 into UTwente, but several words of closing overridden by WRMI even tho I have allowed 3.5 seconds silence at end of my file; VG o 5850 cirect.
Also confirmed Friday May 6 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, S8/9+10 direct with Cuban pulse jamming! But generally atop it and readable if you put up with it. There is no excuse for jamming this time of day unless it“s deliberately against me. Next: Friday 1815 on IRRSes, as above (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 4790, May 6 at 0406 tune-in UTwente, WBCQ Radio Angela is audible way off the back in Europe, but the uteblaaps are too, and even louder there than in N America. The same sound with the noise pitch descending slightly each time, but now they are 2 seconds long rather than one, and are bursting every few seconds instead of exactly 3:00, 4:00 or 5:00 minutes apart! Very annoying. They register S9+15 while BCQ is only 7. Then I also hear some very weak CW in background, seems like a repeating marker but uncopiable.
0418 I`ve switched to Maryland SDR and surprised to find WBCQ still on air instead of quitting at `0410 After Midnight`. Now it`s a rock music show with a DJ. I watch the uteblaaps on the waterfall, very interesting display. They now make perfect squares, which I think means they are 2 seconds long by 2 kHz wide. Reading the calibration, as closely as I can tell, they are in three spots: 4782-4784, 4789-4791 = right on BCQ; and 4798-4800. Note these are asymmetrical. Each burst is a combination of any two of them, seemingly at random: left+right, left+mid, or mid+right.
The BCQ signal runs past 0430, but off at 0455 check, while the blaaps are still running, now no longer square but elongated, i.e. almost 3 kHz wide, roughly: 4782-4785, 4788.5-4791.5, 4798-4801. 0532 recheck, now they are back to 2 x 2. No doubt all this is significant if one only knew what`s really going on such as Forex arbitrage info (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1739 UT May 6