Hello to all of you !
While the conditions were not auroral at all, southern propagation, as those from higher latitudes was very good. ZIZ-555 was perphaps the best log. I had lots of homeworks to do, so didn't check the dials before 10 PM, so probably I missed a lot of things, but still it was a nice listening session. RCN-760 returned to full-power apparently as you can see from the 3 and 4th of December logs; it is nice to have them as a "nearly every night" regular again, altough hearing other seldom heard Latins on 760 would be again more difficult. Into the full report:
Bogdan Chiochiu (Pierrefonds - Montreal suburb, Quebec, Canada)
Equipment: Sanyo MCD S-830 with ferrite bar antenna
All time in UTC:
530 TURKS AND CAICOS, Radio Vision Cristiana DEC 4 0323 - Excellent; man talking about "Dios" with spanish music in the back-ground (Chiochiu-QC)
540 MEXICO, XEWA, San Louis Potosi, NL NOV 4 0336 - Fair signal, in mess with 2 domestics; SS talk by a woman with a mention of what sounded like "gran Cadena Doble-U", but not //900 (Chiochiu-QC)
555 ST. KITTS, ZIZ, Basseterre DEC 4 0347 - Talk in caribbean english by a young announcer, possible mention of "Zed Eye Zed"; then into what sounded a slow-tempo soca song; fair signal, but lot of jumpy fades with some slop from CHLN-550. +NOV 24 0254 - Stronger and steady now with tele-talk beetwen this young man and a listener, then into reaggea music (Chiochiu-QC)
640 GUADELOUPE, Radio Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre DEC 4 0418 - relaying France Info with a news report from "les Andes Boliviennes". Fairly strong signal, over/under Venezuela and others (Chiochiu-QC)
640 VENEZUELA, YVQO Union Radio, Puerto La-Cruz, Anzoàtegui DEC 4 0421 - Woman with newscast; atop Guadeloupe (Chiochiu-QC)
670 VENEZUELA, YVLL Radio Rumbos, Caracas, DF DEC 4 0342 - Notirumbos newscast; good at times with barely a trace from Cuba (wich was IDed by the 710 //) and possibly WWFE, haven't heard the usual dorbells this time beetwen the items and announcements as usual (Chiochiu-QC).
710 CUBA Radio Rebelde DEC 4 0341 - Good signal under WOR with monotonous talk by a man (Fidel Castro, I think !), // 670 (way under Rumbos) and 1180 (under WHAM). I usually hear either Deportivamente (obviously a sports program) or monologues on this station before 0400 when the AC program "Estacíon" begin. (Chiochiu-QC)
750 VENEZUELA, YVKS RCR, Distrito Federal DEC 4 0312 - Very strong with SS talk by a woman, no WSB for a moment + NOV 4 0339 Schedule notice about some listeners from Oriente that cannot hear the usual programming on this network (Radio Caracas Radio), fair slightly under WSB (Chiochiu-QC)
760 COLOMBIA, HJAJ RCN Barranquilla DEC 3 0259 Dominant signal in null of WJR: ads, ID "Cadena Mundial, RCN", time pips, top-of-the-hour time check, then into news + DEC 4 0314 - blasting in with a talkshow that mentioned several Latin American countries such as Mexico, Nicaragua and Colombia (Chiochiu-QC)
780 VENEZUELA YVNM Radio Coro, Coro, Falcon DEC 4 0321 - Very weak with brutal next-to-adjacent splatter from local CJAD-800 in WBBM null, with promos or ads (too weak to determine wich of these were aired), Radio Coro ID audible at 0322. +0401 Surfaced again very poor in CJAD splat with tropical music, there was another threshold level SS station even weaker underneath. Ecos del Torbes (YVOD) goes off at 0400 UTC, so most likely La Voz del Valle (HJZG) in Cali (Chiochiu-QC).
890 CUBA CMDZ Radio Progreso, Chambas DEC 4 0359 - Good to poor, Cuban jingle song (a sort of an anthem ?), with canned ID "Radio Progreso, cadena nacíonal, la onda del alegria. En ... el sol de la Habana, primer teritorio libre en America" and time check, followed by the program "Perspectiva". (Chiochiu-QC)
900 MEXICO, XEW, Mexico, DF NOV 4 0337 - Fair and slightly atop nulled CHML with SS talk by a woman (the voice was similar to what heard on 540), so maybe a satellite delay ? (Chiochiu-QC)
1180 CUBA, CMBA Radio Rebelde, Villa-Maria NOV 4 0342 - Fair with WHAM QRM and slight het from very strong WLIB-1190: man with monologues (presumably Fidel), //710 (Chiochiu-QC)
That's it for now,
73 and good DX,