** CUBA. 6100, UT Monday June 17 at 0620, RHC English S9+20/30 but
suptorted; I can tell it`s Arnie but combined with his slurred speech
it`s really hard to understand what he is saying on `DXers Unlimited`.
// 6165 is weaker but a bit clearer. 6060 & 6000 are OFF. 5040 is
still on and in English, S9+20 but with a big hum --- and in a few
seconds, modulation stops except for the hum, as I guess the
sloppyrators are finally about to turn it off late. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13740, June 17 at 1350, RHC is VP only S6-S8, unusually much
weaker than // 13700 at S9+10/20. At least neither is off-frequency
nor putting out spurs. But something`s still always wrong at RHC. 1351
starts `Estampas de Cuba` show which is not about stamps --- altho run
across for years, appears nowhen on program sked
nor via audio on demand archive:
A truly secret show! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1986 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
June 16 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA.
Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, good, following
the crazy ``SonPower Radio on 5850, 7455 and 9395`` ID.
Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, JBA.
Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 from 0302 on WBCQ-6, 9330.00, during
a SuperStation test carrying Area 51 programming; VG S9+30/40!! while
on original 5130.371 it`s JBA. Unfortunately there is no assurance or
expectation that any WOR on 9330 will become permanent.
Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 at 0330 on WRMI 9955; a few minutes
earlier it was S9+10.
Also confirmed Monday June 17 starting at 1816.30 on IRRS/NEXUS 7290
via Romania, VG via UTwente SDR, strong modulation, and no ACI or CCI.
Tuned in at 1814 to some talk about gout! And into Aïda theme before
WOR started, and ended at 1845:15; ID and 1846 Feature Story News from
London. After 1900 I noticed that Dan Roberts` Shortwave Report` was
playing, i.e. recordings of a few of his favorite stations; not a DX
WOR 1986 also confirmed UT Tuesday June 18 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA.
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.00, June 16 at 2103, WBCQ-6 is back on testing, S9+25
with gospel huxter, ID, rock music; while 7490+ is JBA at the Sunday
hour scheduled for `Marion`s Attic` which is unlistenable most of the
year on that lower daytime frequency. Too bad it`s not appearing on
9330 --- retune at 2114, now old music, as `Attic` has been picked up,
late! Enough bigsig into the NRD-545 for AMS wideband listening ---
but in this case, it just boosts the scratches on the inherently lo-fi
music. VG except for some selective fading. Presumably well over 100
kW, but no news yet that WBCQ has run the new Continental at fullbore
No time here for continuous listening, so I wonder if the next 7490
program, `UBMP`, followed on 9330 at 2200? Harry Shearer`s `Le Show`
would be next at 2300, but must not have been as no such closing on
9330 before 2400.
At 0000 UT Monday June 17, 9330 starting `Johnny Lightning`, so now
it`s duplicating Area 51 programming fromo 5130+v. Spot chex during
next trihour show he`s live and aware he`s also on 9330 this week.
We were hoping A51 would stick past 0300, since that would put WORLD
OF RADIO on 9330 --- and so it did, starting slightly late at 0302;
and HRI followed, but at 0400 there is disco music for an hour (?).
After 0500 ID and old `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback from the era
when Angela was merely his girlfriend; but you never know if or when
he will mention the current YOOL date of the original live broadcast.
9330.00 at 0616 is still on with rock music at S9+20/30, strongest
signal on band.
9330.14, June 17 at 1305 next check, now back to the ``classic``
transmitter, off-frequency with Brother Scare. Which number applies to
9330.00, June 17 at 2100 is next check, now on caradio, when #6 is
back on with another `AWWW` playback, but cosmikdebris and Jane
substituting, originally on March 29, 2019 as conveniently announced
at the outset. First topic is the HAARP tests by Amanda Dawn Christie,
then current. As usual, when Larry Will is doing it, he plays a good
deal of music during the hour, which AW never does. VG signal has no
trouble stopping the BST-1 memory scan.
Unchecked what appeared in the 22-23 hour, but at 2300, ``WTO`` again
and 2303 AW himself starting another WW playback, this time with date
April 4. 2019, ``didn`t want to get political, but ---`` initial rant
against income tax, which he says is illegal since the XVI Amendment
was never ratified by enough states. Really?
The hour before 0100 UT June 18 has more rock music; at 0100 yet
another `AWWW` playback, starting with cabinet resignations in Canada
some months ago, which Canadian Angela should have been following.
Concludes with `news` that Brother Stair is out of jail. 0200 back to
AW`s twits and WBCQ website are not giving any info about 9330
programming during these tests. Program guide is even more out of date
than before, claiming e.g. that WOR is on 9330 almost daily at 2330,
which stopped well over a year ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
** U S A. 12060-12120 approx., June 16 at 2112, WEWN-FM still here
peaking around 12078 at S7-S5, Spanish, while correct AM frequency
12050 is only S1-S4. Most of the power is going out on this horrible
spur. Night frequency in Spanish 5970 has no such problems, a
different transmitter. Kai Ludwig says, ``I'd say the error pattern
points at the modulator as culprit``,
12065-12095 approx., June 17 at 1309, WEWN-FM centered a bit higher
around 12085, Spanish and music, vs VOA Korean 12080; while WEWN 12050
There has been a lot of discussion of this on the WOR iog, and I have
forwarded some of it to Glen Tapley at WEWN. Finally started getting
replies June 17, culminating at 1648 with:
``Glenn, Appreciate your info. Can your contacts take another look
this afternoon? I think we may have it under control but would
appreciate feedback. Thanks, Glen``
Such as this from Jim Barrett - Elmira, NY, who has been following
this major problem closely, to the WOR io group:
``At 1815 UT Jun 17, WEWN 12050 noted on my local SDR in the
northeastern US with clean modulation, though a somewhat weak signal.
Perhaps they had to cut back overall transmitter power to prevent the
distortion. Checked the KiwiSDR in Key West, FL where it is a bit
stronger`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0207 UT June 18
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