** ANGUILLA [non]. 6090, Dec 1 at 0651, still no signal from Caribbean Beacon, leaving dead Gene Scott to languish on 5935, WWCR at S9+10. I just received this Dec 1 from Christopher J. Gordon, location unknown:
``Subject: Caribbean Beacon "destroyed by Hurricane Irma" ---
Caribbean Beacon's Irma trouble was first reported in DX LISTENING DIGEST 17-37, September 12, 2017.
I received a QSL card in the mail yesterday from Caribbean Beacon. I sent them a reception report for a broadcast I received on August 21st while traveling in Oregon.
In their response, dated November 11, they say that Hurricane Irma has
destroyed Caribbean Beacon. Attached to this email is a photo of the QSL card. Hope it is of some interest to World of Radio. Christopher J Gordon``
Here I copy what was handprinted on the QSL card, but unsigned:
November 11, 2017 Reception Confirmed
Thank you for writing. The Caribbean Beacon was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Pastor Melissa Scott has committed to rebuild. Check in often. Signed 6090 kHz / 11775``
Card has this website on it: PastorMelissaScott.com
and was postmarked Santa Clarita CA 913 on 25 Nov 2017.
So now my ``conspiracy theory`` that the one-or-two day activations of 6090 & 11775 with good seemingly normal signals that I and others have heard a few times SINCE IRMA, could be from some other transmitters, gains credence, as obviously they could not possibly be from Anguilla, if that one was really ``destroyed``! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 1 at 0524, no signal detectable from R. Biafra via WRMI, while other WRMIBS 11580 is a JBA carrier, and so is the other Biafra frequency via FRANCE, 7240. However, at 0555, I do get a JBA carrier on 11530, weaker than the one on 11580, and at 0556 nothing on 7240, maybe already closed (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9664.46V, Dec 1 at 0043, Brazuguese talk from Voz MissionÃria at its latest wobbly variant over at least a 3 kHz range (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. RHC check at 0556 UT Dec 1: music from English service on 6165 and 6000, but 5040 and 6060 are in Spanish, and 6100 is dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 7355, Dec 1 at 0041, R. MartÃ on NEW frequency, VG and free of any jamming, discussion of Kansas City bÃisbol stats. Wall of noise jamming on 7435 and 6030, the latter with RM also audible. Checking 7355 further all evening as it stays on, et alia:
7355, Dec 1 at 0104, still S9+30, but also on 7365 with jamming; RM is synchronized so presumably 7355 is also via Greenville. Also 6030 RM under jamming. 7435 with WONJ and no RM.
7355, Dec 1 at 0202, still VG; 7365 jamming only; 7435 RM over lite jamming; 6030 RM with heavy jamming.
7355, Dec 1 at 0320, still on and clear; 6030 under jamming; 7435 vs jamming.
7355, Dec 1 at 0429, still on and clear but fading a bit; 7435 RM plus jamming; can`t hear on 6030.
7355, Dec 1 at 0522, loud & clear; 7435 also good with no jamming audible; 6030 weak jamming, can`t hear RM.
7355, Dec 1 at 0554, clear and S9+40; 7435 also S9+40 and over jamming but fading a bit; 6030 RM S9+20 with jamming, fading
7355, Dec 1 at 0600, I finally catch an RM ID with frequency announcement as ``6030, 7355, 7435``.
7355, Dec 1 at 0711, RM is off as it had to be since WHRIBS is already here for this hour. 5980 with jamming and not sure if RM but probably; likewise 6030. Jamming against nothing continues on 7365, 7435.
7435, Dec 1 at 1359, RM over jamming; 1400 cuts to dead air, with CRI theme audible underneath.
13820, Dec 1 at 1400, open carrier vs jamming, finally brings up RM audio at 1402:25. 11930 is also on with RM over jamming
9565, Dec 1 at 1413, residual jamming but no RM, far beyond its normal schedule on this frequency.
The big news is that RM has started a third frequency in the evenings, 7355. It used to run three frequencies at all times, then cut back to two; but I have yet to find a third after 0700 or after 1400. The latter after bandscanning 17, 15, 13, 11 and 9 MHz bands. Need to keep looking for third frequencies in the daytime, as announced or monitored.
And 7355 is already announced so they even know about it in studio.
HFCC as of Nov 30 still does not have 7355, but this rotation on 7 MHz; different segments on 7435 account for slight azimuth changes:
7355 is open worldwide all the way from 17 to 07 UT. When does it start with Radio MartÃ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 5990, Dec 1 at 0026, algo VP, obviously CRI Spanish via CUBA absent. Instead listed at this hour are CRI Russian, 100 kW, 345 degrees via Hohhot; and PBS Qinghai in Tibetan, 50 kW, 206 degrees from Xining (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 6145, Dec 1 at 0024, S Asian singing with CCI. Aoki/NDXC shows AIR in Urdu from 0015, 500 kW, 325 degrees from Aligarh, and the only other at this time as PBS Qinghai, CHINA, 50 kW, 270 degrees from Xining (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1210, Dec 1 at 0640 UT, dead air from KGYN Guymon, instead of talk format which replaced US Country some weeks ago; while at right angle underneath is gospel huxter in Spanish, no doubt KUBR San Juan TX in the RGV.
I haven`t bothered to report it, but KGYN is ALWAYS strong here at night now, obviously failing to go direxional as required to protect Philadelphia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 1 at 0027, German! Thus Voice of Turkey has again failed to turn off the Emirler transmitter before 2400 when English has finished. Next check at 0053, maybe off, but some JBA carrier with heavy splash from somewhere, maybe 5935 WWCR with pseudo-science show // 6115?
Anyhow, if the VOT overrun should recur 48 hours later, it will collide with the weekly Mighty KBC via Germany starting at 0000 UT Sundays on 5960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 15580, Thu Nov 30 at 1910 on caradio, VOA starting `Science in America`, perhaps a regular Thursday feature. Site on this frequency until 2100 is BOTSWANA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: confirmed Thursday November 30 at 2230 on WRMI, 5850, VG S9+30/40.
Also confirmed UT Friday Dec 1 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.01v. This signal sounds different than before, not CUSB only but some slightly less modulation also on LSB; a bit of distortion when listening in AM, and with BFO the frequency is varying slightly. Next:
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1907?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9370, Dec 1 at 0048, WWRB, instead of BS, S9+12 of dead air; 0558 recheck, 9370 still with a VP carrier, can`t tell if modulated, but night frequency 3185 still not on (Glenn Hauser, OK, X LISITENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1040, Dec 1 at 1352 UT, WHO nulled, talk with 719 area code, Colorado/Colorado Springs ads, obviously KCBR Monument CO illegally on the air before official FCC December sunrise of 1415 UT; 1355 UT ``Blazin` 98-5`` non-ID in passing during program promo. However after 1400 UT I am still hearing much further east WHO, but not KCBR, and while Catholic neighbor 1060 KRCN Longmont, is still audible, also before its legal sunrise of 1415 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4925.0, Dec 1 at 0020, surprised to hear a signal here, VP music. Only station known is R. EducaÃÃo Rural, TefÃ, Amazonas, Brasil, but it`s always been on 4925.2. Could this be something new from Asia? Nothing listed except in EiBi, on an extremely limited schedule, the V24 Numbers station from S Korea at 1430-1440 only, and only on days 11, 13 and 15 of the month (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7501.50-USB, 2-way in Spanish discussing 80 kilos of algo; one also has background noise, aircraft or motorboat engine? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1732 UT December 1
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