** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, May 17 at 1936, Manuel Méndez in Spain
reports LRA36 already on the air this Wednesday. For a while it had
seemed they were on Saturdays only and there was no advance notice of
this. So I tune in at 2026. It`s JBA on the Mendoza, Argentina SDR,
but good S6/S7 into Buenos Aires, during a song; 2040 talk, ID as on
SW and streaming via Tierra del Fuego at HQ website. 2046 music, 2051
canned ID and talk about the silencio at Marambio base, with a brief
bit of noise at 2101 like wind in the mike. 2103 noticias australes by
YL, but by 2103 fade-out or off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CHINA [and non]. 5990, May 17 at 0003, no signal into Georgia SDR;
had been CRI Spanish relay via CUBA, which may have been canceled, but
did not get around to rechecking later in hour.
24 hours later, May 18 at 0003, 5990 is on air with music but can`t be
sure it`s CRI. Yes, I can: // 9560 & 9800 into UTwente not synched.
9710 & 9590 are sked 0100-0300. Both confirmed into UTwente but 9710
stronger, at 0158 concluding in Spanish about the Chinese language,
0200 usual ToH theme music, no news. That completes my chex of all
previously scheduled CRI Spanish broadcasts on SW, which still exist
but without any current event coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 12200, May 17 at 0642, RHC English again, S9 with some squeal
// fundamental 6100 weaker S7/S9. Nothing audible on 6100 X 3 = 18300,
which might be possible under optimum conditions, if not X 4 = 24400.
No other fundamentals still on. 6100 and therefore 12200 are off
already at next check 0651, before this hour can complete, frustrating
listeners? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SLOVAKIA [non]. Further chex of RSI relays via WRMI, UT May 17: at
0047, 5850 // 7730 // 15770, subject adoption, so we know it is the
new Tue May 16 edition on System F as heard earlier.
0130 is the next scheduled RSI relay on 5800, but instead we hear NHK
World in English after a couple of false starts. This had been on
System K with the Jan 30 RSI program as heard at 0630 May 16.
NHK does not appear anywhere on the WRMI skedgrid now partially
updated as of May 12. It does now show 7730 as XMTR 2 at 44 degrees to
ENA, 24 hours, much but not all of it duplicating 15770 at same
azimuth for Europe.
0300 is next scheduled RSI relay supposedly on 7730, 7780 and 15770
--- but monitored on 7780 only, no date copied at outset but not the
Mon Jan 30 show, rather Tue May 16 one with something about European
summit in Iceland. 7730 & 15770 with SMTV instead. The transmitter
grid atop now shows that, not the program grid abottom.
At 0630 May 17, RSI again on 7730 and much weaker 15770, System H with
same Jan 30 show as 24 hours earlier and no doubt also previous 105
days intervening, mentioning a Jan 27 anniversary of something in WWII
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY [and non]. 11785, May 17 at 2200, VOT is not off the air
today, S7/S9 with timesignal; later compared to WWV as 12.5 seconds
late. Standard remark about inaccurate pipping; on another receiver
I`d already heard 17855 Spain`s more accurate timesig. Further chex
direct, despite constant squeal on the frequency, some distortion, and
too-accented announcers: 2217 `Whipping Piles` something about AI
systems; music break. 2225.5 two-minute multi-lingual ID filler reel.
2227.5 `Weekly Commentary` penned by that Jonathan again. 2251 the
multi-lingual ID filler reel *again* already; s/off, 2254 IS to
2255:58*. Something`s always awry at Ankara, erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** UQKOGBANI [non]. 5130.06, May 17 at 0656, surprised to encounter
UK-orientated commercialstring after a bit of rock music and DJ; then
Radio Caroline ! IDs in passing. 0701 full ID, sounded like ``6-40``
instead of 648 kHz. Then back to DJ and rock, S7/S9.
Got to be a relay via WBCQ but off-frequency+plus implies it is not
the usual R. Angela transmitter which is always slightly
off-frequency-minus. Was there any advance publicity about this, or
was I the sole listener who ran across it in a routine bandscan at a
time WBCQ is normally way off the air? Not a twit about it from AW,
nor anything on the WBCQ website; one-off, or to continue? Full span
unknown as past my bedtime. I asked Bill Tilford of R. Angela if he
knows anything about this?
``I was not informed in advance, but apparently they are testing
another transmitter outside of core hours on 5130 using Radio Caroline
material. At the moment that's all I know.
I can tell you that Radio Angela per se is an endangered species if we
don't get a significant uptick in financial support in terms of more
airtime buys, donations or some combination of the two rather soon.
This was a bold experiment but is not achieving sustainable economic
results. We would hardly be the first quality broadcasting venture to
fold its tent after one season if that happens. Those who consistently
complain about all the political and religious programming on the air
would do well to take note.``
Here is the complete May schedule:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2190 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday
May 16 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S8/9+10 into Georgia SDR.
Also confirmed Wednesday May 17 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 minus 73 Hz =
7489.927, S9 into Maryland SDR. Seemed to start earlier than
traditional 21 seconds past the hour. Next:
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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Updated WRMI skedgrid shows an additional WOR airing, Sunday 1330 on
9955 System C. Also, the UT Sat 0130 not only on 5850 but also on 7730
now reactivated System F (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5130v, WBCQ: See UQKOGBANI [non]
** U S A. 7505, May 17 at 0653, canned WRNO ID as I tune in but the
gospel huxter audio is not paused or diminished resulting in an unholy
mix. Something`s SNAFU at Fort Worth (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VANUATU. 7260, May 17 at 0704, R. Vanuatu still poor here with BB
talk, no switch to 3945/7890/11835/15780 at 0659. Same thing happened
last night when I was not monitoring but noted by Ron Howard on May 15
and 16, much later QSY (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0009 UT May 18