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Glenn Hauser logs December 27, 2017   
Wednesday, December 27 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5850, Dec 27 at 0929, unfortunately awake, so I check WRMI and discover that the RAE hour in Japanese is still/again on the air here, but 7730 not on air. This corrects my item near the start of WOR 1910. Based on both being absent at 0945 UT Dec 21, I concluded that these relays were canceled. Not having checked in the 08-09 hour yet for Chinese, that remains in question. Has anyone heard it lately? 7730 continues to be AWOL from 06 for first Japanese airing, and English from 07. Originally, and still displayed on the WRMI skedgrid, only the 07-08 hour in English was on both frequencies, with TOM after 08 on 7730, before 07 on 5850.

We also wonder whether 7730 still be turned on Sundays at 06-07 for Radiogram and Radio Panorama in Russian, and what about UT Mondays? Kim thinx so: http://swradiogram.net/

Light green Overcomer C blox are still all over the WRMI skedgrid as of 1748 Dec 27. Viewing besides Jeff are an anonymous menagerie of Narwhal, Gopher, Ibex, Monkey. The Tiny URL I created
might lead to an outdated extremely complex URL googledox spreadsheet?
No, we get exactly same old thing linked from WRMI Programming page:
Maybe by 2018 Jeff will totally revamp it to match reality? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO [and non]. 6115, Dec 27 at 0639, music from R. Nikkei 2, JAPAN, but BFO affirms there is a second carrier making a slight beat, which per Aoki/NDXC can be nothing else but Brazzaville, altho it`s a bit late for that, after sunrise 0449. Manuel MÃndez in Spain often reports only Congo around 0600, but we should check as early as nominal *0500 for it, lessening CCI from Japan where that`s only 14 local time. New WRTH 2018 shows 05-19 sked, but domestic service is on before 0500 and after 1900, just when English news starts. Everything is irregular and approximate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 27 at 0636, RHC on best-modulated of the 49m overkill channels, in `DXers Unlimited` with Arnie talking about plans to activate 90mb transmitters in B-18 season. Yeah, sure. Due to mumbling and fades, was not able to copy details, did anyone? I think he gave times and frequencies both for English and Spanish.

6165, Dec 27 at 0935, S9+20 of dead air. Got to be RHC failing to turn off a sesquihour earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15232, 15301, 15439, 15508, all approx., Dec 27 at 1435, RHC filthy dirty extremely distorted spurblobs out of 15370 Spanish transmitter. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Weaker ones further out obscured by high local noise level of S8 on this band; from neighborhood Xmas lites? Should not be on in daytime anyway, but maybe dirty transformers keep running. This happens ever year, and can only hope it abate into 2018y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Dec 27 at 0941, S8 open carrier, except for some wind-blowing sound, from what? TGAV on late, or early, or all-night? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17730, Dec 27 at 1549, JBA carrier. Surely RHC would be stronger by now, and that`s the only thing listed in NDXC/Aoki checked first. But HFCC and EiBi remind us now there is also AWR in Hindi via Madagascar at 1530-1600 (plus English at 1600-1630 allegedly including `Wavescan` on Sundays). 17775 KVOH is also a JBAC at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Dec 27 at 0627, no signal from VON during the Hausa hour which when on amounts to a North American service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 362 kHz, Dec 27 at 0650 UT, quick visit to NDB band finds OWP barely audible, but pretty sure of ID after a dozen iterations - dxinfocentre.com shows it`s at OK`s William Pogue airport, Sand Springs (near Tulsa) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, Dec 27 at 0630, ancient BS on WWCR is singing, ``I am whiter than snow`` --- yes, we know! But I wonder what proportion of TOM cult members now are black? In SC of all places (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1910 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast this week, Wednesday December 27 at 1030 on WRMI 9455 S9 and 5850 S9+20/30. Also confirmed Wed Dec 27 at 1415 on WRMI 9955, good and no jamming. Next:
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [ex-7265]
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 [not pre-empted]
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 [or #1911?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1911?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:

For the very first time, WORLD OF RADIO gets an entry under USA in the new WRTH 2018, which arrived here Dec 23. We figured it was about time, since other ``programs`` like VORW and FTIOM are treated as ``stations``. WOR is appropriately found between WBCQ and WRMI on page 508. Thanks, editor Sean Gilbert and publisher Nicholas Hardyman! We might have had a display ad years ago, but nothing to sell. We give it all away.

WORLD OF RADIO sked updated:


** U S A. 9955, Dec 27 at 0945, WRMI-4 is off, while 5 & 6, 9395 & 9455 Oldies are on. I guess 9955 now runs 11-15 & 22-06, having deleted TOM blox. See also ARGENTINA [non]! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 27 at 0940, WTWW-2 still on with C&W Xmasmx, for those who just can`t get enough of it. And it seems Ted never plays anything which could be classified as classical, godforbid.

12105, Dec 27 at 1540, JBA carrier. Nothing but WTWW scheduled now, yet neighbor WWCR on a higher frequency 15825 is strong with a sporadic E boost, so why is WTWW so weak? 9930 is also on with Xmasmx blasting at S9+40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11825, Dec 27 at 0946, gospel huxter in English; had been a WRMIBS frequency, but WHRI has it at 0900-1030, 245 degrees toward Pacific. And now it`s not only the SSOB at S9+20, but the OSOB! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9232.15v, Dec 27 at 1541, Brother Scare spur out of 9370 WWRB transmitter, and much weaker matching one circa 9507.85; so this time they are about 137.85 kHz away, vs 140.34 some 24 hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 6070, Dec 27 at 0638, whew! Vatican Radio is gone again, 24 hours after surprise reactivation for Latin mass, leaving CFRX Toronto in the clear, after ad, back to George Noury and C2CAM --- a program which hardly needs a little SW relay, already on hundreds of MW stations, including many major ones. BTW, we still can hear some old Art Bell shows retreading on Saturday evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 11615, Dec 27 at 1538, S9+10 in African language, something new. Aoki/NDXC shows only since Dec 18, VR in Amharic at 1530-1600, 250 kW at 115 degrees. Probably the biggest signal from Europe on 25m now: yet another example of superb coverage Santa Maria di Galeria enjoys to direxions far from the intended azimuth, in this case close to opposite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Dec 27 at 0029, WHRI with usual Voice of Martyrs promo in break mentioning a Vietnamese name, how cheeky. 0030 dead air, but eventually VOV in Spanish starts, so the relay still exists, while 48 hours ago on Xmas eve it was praise music fill in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1831 UT December 27


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