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Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 22 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 21 at 2048, still folk music fill instead
of Radio Tirana programming via WRMI at 2030. Meanwhile we are getting
to the bottom of what`s gone wrong: (gh)

``[WOR] Albania - Radio Tirana Live Stream --- Gday Glenn and all on
wor@groups.io --- I have had some success with hearing Radio Tirana
directly from their website, today approx 0915 UT with local pop
music, different to the current fare we’d be getting via WRMI (which
is the collection of Albanian folk music, followed by the Albanian
national anthem Hymni I Flamurit “song of the flag”).

Without my computer open, I can’t source the exact IP address for the
stream at present but I will get it to everyone ASAP.

I have always suspected that WRMI get their daily recordings of RT
from radio360.eu and have been assuming (without researching further)
that the German third-party podcasts have the timer set and either
haven’t changed it yet or they’re receiving the same stuff day after
day from RT live stream.

Might be time to email Klara and see if she’s still working? It’s not
holiday time in Albania (however Independence Day is Nov 28). Regards,
(Brian Powell (VK2FBAJ), Southern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia, Sent
from my iPhone, Nov 21, WOR iog via WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DXLD)``

``Radio360.eu and WRMI forgot the DST change and therefore, they
continue recording the livestream of "Radio Tirana Internacional
(RTI)" at 1600-1630 UT.
http://149.202.220.47:8888/rti.m3u

1600-1630 UT was 18.00-18.30 CEST, so they recorded the English
program during summer. Now during winter, they should have shifted
their recording time to 1700-1730 UT which is 18.00-18.30 CET, but
they forgot to do so.

By the way: It's the same Albanian folk music every day, as it
represents the last 30 of an old 90 minute program in Albanian
language which is not updated any more. Only the foreign language
programs on this stream are updated daily, from Monday to Saturday.

The reason for not updating the Albanian language program is simple:
There is a new 24-hour channel for the Albanian diaspora named "Radio
Tirana 3":
http://149.202.220.47:8888/radiotirana3.m3u

Here is a schedule of all broadcasts of the external service of Radio
Tirana:
http://ab27.bplaced.net/tirana.pdf
73, (Alexander Busneag, Germany, WOR iog via WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)``

I have forwarded this info to Jeff White and at his suggestion also to
Christian Milling of shortwaveservice.de so maybe by next week they
can get this straightened out.

UT Friday November 22 I am checking again: 9395, WRMI at 0146 is JBA
with talk but unseems Radio Tirana as shown on one version of
schedule. By 0228, 9395 has recovered to S9! rockmusic, on Oldies
stream with its one spot commercial for some airline, but cut off at
0230 sharp to join the same folk music fill inhabiting the Radio
Tirana audiofile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9765, Thu Nov 21 at 1551, sounds like an hymn, S3-S5
with flutter. It`s RBA at 1530-1600 in Korean, except Mon & Fri the
second half in English, per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.819, Nov 21 at 0753, JBA signal vs bonker on the plus
side; presumed Radio Santa Cruz on well-known split frequency; used to
be a regular, best Bolivian in the evenings, but seems they sign off
(and on) rather early: Mark Taylor, WI in the NASWA Flashsheet reports
them Nov 12 at 2300, but off the air shortly after 2426 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6125, Nov 21 at 0755, Cuban pulse jamming vs nothing, as
Radio Martí finishes its newest frequency at 0400. Bodes ill for other
6125s such as Turkey to us right from 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST) But see TURKEY

** CUBA. 5039.997, Nov 22 at 0109, RHC almost on-frequency but
suptorted, squealing in Kriyol, and with spurblobs approx. 3-4 kHz
above and below. At 0149 check it`s in Arabic! absurdly at 0130, as
that still substitutes for French, also at other times. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140 & 7180, Nov 22 at 0340, equal continuous JBA AM
carriers intruding in the hamband, presumed the two VOBME programs at
peak morning propagation time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 6045, Nov 21 at 0756, KBS World Radio ending its
Korean hour via Woofferton, but with noise jamming from Korea North
like on 6015; this late/early, E Asia is already propagating here too.
NK is not trying to jam KBS in this case; rather Voice of Freedom
clandestine directly from the South; inadvertently double-birding
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 15155, Nov 21 at 1836 YL in English with heavy accent
about meningitis, and anti-smoking advice, at first wondering if SMTV
but not // 15770; instead the other station obsessed with health
(could be worse), AWR as scheduled this semihour, 250 kW, 320 degrees
from Talata also USward, S9+10/20, making it and Cuba 15140 the SSOBs
and indeed only significant signals on 19m; 1838 ``stay healthy and
God bless``, bit of music and AWR contact address in Kenya.

Strangely, HFCC shows same 1830-1900 transmission is also registered
as 250 kW, 255 degrees from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, but certainly not
this time. Backup/alternative, I guess.

13670, Nov 21 at 1840, the other Madagascan, Mahajanga with African
Pathways Radio on MWV is also inbooming at S9+10/20, far beyond its
target area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake! A while since we have felt and seen definite
shaking in Enid. For just a few seconds at 0544:10 UT November 22, as
I am concluding this report. In a few minutes, USGS displays details:

``4.0 magnitude! 15 km E of Enid, Oklahoma, 2019-11-22 05:44:36 (UTC),
3.9 km deep`` --- well I am certain of the time 26 seconds earlier per
my watch corrected by WWV. A rather big one (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125, Nov 22 at 0419, VOT belting out a Turkish song; 0420
`Did You Know That?`; fair S9 with choppy fading and hard to copy but
no Cuban jamming overrun audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5845, Nov 21 at 1556, English lesson for Koreans, S9/S7
and the SSOB this late. It`s BBC`s new relay via USAGM Tinang,
PHILIPPINES, at 1530-1830, on the good old 21-degree azimuth which
carries on well beyond North Korea into North America (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 21 at 1544, K6FRC beacon is JBA as it often
shows up around sunrise in Patterson CA, but not later (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, Nov 21 at 1832, VOA sports program via
BOTSWANA; announcer gets carried away like a mini-Blalock, so at first
I wondered if a gospel huxter had overtaken the frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Armenia,
Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iran and
non, Ireland and non, Japan, Korea South & North, Myanmar, New
Zealand, Oman, Russia, South Carolina non, Turkey, UK, USA,
Uzbekistan, Zambia; obituary; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2009 is available as of 0251 UT Friday November 22
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2009.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2009.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 21 from before 1930, WBCQ-6 has resumed World`s
Last Chance Radio programming as first noted by Ivo Ivanov and Richard
Langley. On afternoons/evenings of Nov 17-18-19-20 this had carried a
variety of other `test` programming. UT Nov 22 at 0055, still VG with
WLC. Unlike some evenings, MUF has not plunged and still going 0335 at
S9+40/50. We`ll see if they can keep it going this time with nothing
but WLC, supposedly 24 hours alternating English and Arabic at various
azimuths on rotatable 9330 antenna only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0603 UT November 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 21 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, Nov 21 at 0257 WRMI with VP music, 0259
chirping, no NA, no Radio Tirana IS, 0259.5 ``Everglades`` ID. I was
expecting the second RT relay of the day to be at 0230, as on the WRMI
*frequency* schedule for 9395; but on the *program* schedule below,
System G is shown with Oldies at 9:30 pm ET on 9395 (if also applying
from the line above for RAE at 9:00 pm). R Tirana remains displayed on
System H 9395 at 0130 UT Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat, bumped by `This is a
Music Show` on UT Thu at 0130-0230. I need to monitor other days
whether RT (or its own music fill) really be on at 0130 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960.0, Nov 20 at 2333, VOT English to North America is
axually on today, music but VP, undermodulated; and furthermore, off
by 2355 recheck instead of bleibing for German, audiblizing the 5960-
JBA carrier from East Turkistan, land of Uyghur brainwashing by the
ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November
20 from 2200:21 on WBCQ 7490.1v but JBA --- and 9330 has been on
testing since at least 1907, so I check it too --- and here`s WORLD OF
RADIO! But starting about 30 seconds later circa 2200:50, VG about
S9+40 tnx to the 500 kW transmitter, finally, but not expected to
recur.

Also confirmed UT Thu Nov 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S9/+10.

Next edition WOR 2009 expected to première Friday Nov 22 at 2300 on
WRMI 9955; UT Sat Nov 23 at 0130 on WRMIs 5010, 5850, 7780 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 20 at 1907, WBCQ-6 is already on with big 500
kW signal, S9+30 with folk music, ``Good Morning, America``; 2200:50
with WORLD OF RADIO, finally getting a chance on the SuperStation as
now it`s simulcasting whatever be on 7490; see separate WOR report.

9330 not checked again until 2355 when it`s hitting S9+50! with rock
music; is it // 7490+v now? JBA too weak to tell. 2356 quick Japanese
announcement, and novelty C&W song ``Marijuana, the Devil`s Flower``.
2359.5 it`s `Radio TimTron WorldWide` at half-way mark, another hour
to come ``on the big signal`` --- so maybe he`s live as a benefit of
getting this thing operational again. And not scheduled now on 7490.

At 0002 Nov 21 however, suddenly dead air, canned ID, start to play
sign-off theme, but 0003 various tone tests, and back to music. Seems
to be mostly novelty tunes for the rest of the hour, including until
0037 ``Sitting on My Face``. By 0058 has faded to only S9, running
past 0101 with more novelty music, off-key singing; and TT closes with
credit to FARTS. By 0102 has joined another program, M&W talkshow
about the Epstein suicide ``down there`` --- yes, it must be `Just
Right` which originates in Ontario and is scheduled 0000-0130 on 7490
which is still JBA preventing definite match. Only last third here.
Mainly it`s two guys but the woman must be Danielle Metz who has her
own related show. See
https://www.justrightmedia.org/blog/about

9330 not checked again until 0256 UT Thu Nov 21, now in another talk
show, about Ukraine; not // 7490 which is more audible, or rather it
is // but not synchronized with 9330 as usual running about 30 seconds
behind in convoluted hookup, so it`s Hal Turner who on UT Thu only,
gets two hours on 7490; and also on WRMI 9455, which I quickly check
at 0300 to hear him ID for WBCQ (only!). Right back to 9330, which is
also running somewhat behind 9455. At 0301 he starts to play a version
of the Star Spangled Banner, OK at first but then morphs into a
hard-rock version to a different tune -- a Hal Turner monstrosity, I
suppose.

All these WBCQ shows on 9330 must be classified only as tests, not to
recur; so where`s World`s Last Chance? No hurry! WBCQ websked alleges
WLC is daily 2030-0300, surely an approximation, and nothing else on
9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0632 UT November 21

 

World of Radio on 500 kW 9330 NOW  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 20 2019

Hauser
World of Radio 2008 has just started at 2200:30 UT Wednesday on 9330.00, WBCQ-6 superstation as it has been testing by simulcasting 7490+, where WOR is just barely audible here. Glenn

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 20 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 19 at 2052, another check for R. Tirana
via WRMI as scheduled 2030 --- and again Balkan music fill, but 2057
abruptly cut to a national anthem, and 2058 Radio Tirana IS for about
a minute! But no announcement. Their IS is lo-fi and seems to have
been retrieved from an ancient off-air recording, perhaps from
intervalsignals.net presumably having lost their original version of
it. 2059.5 WRMI ``Everglades`` ID and 2100 into Scourby Bibling, as
TOMBS is rejoined for the next 16 hours.

I had been suspecting that WRMI was not airing RT at all and doing its
own World Music fill until I heard this. Now it appears that WRMI is
running program files from RT, but they are not containing English
programming -- either RT English has been suspended at the source, or
the web intermediary is automatically recording at the wrong time when
RT is just running music. RT website connects to this:

http://www.radio360.eu/podcasts/en/al/tirana/tirana.php

But instead of audio we see this text with current dates:
``Radio Tirana - English Service http://radio360.eu/ Radio Tirana from
Albania in English. Brought to you by www.radio360.eu. News & Kultur,
Nachrichten, Musik Wed, 20 Nov 2019 04:24:08 +0100 Wed, 20 Nov 2019
04:24:08 +0100 en-en Radio 360.eu, Funkhaus Euskirchen Funkhaus
Euskirchen info@radio360.eu (Radio 360.eu) info@radio360.eu 60 Radio
360.eu Radio Tirana from Albania in English. Brought to you by
www.radio360.eu. Radui Tirana in English. Brought to you by
www.Radio360.eu. DX, international, radio, radio360, kultur, reise,
politik, politics, europe, albania, tirana, balkan Radio 360.eu
info@radio360.eu (Radio 360.eu) clean`` --- etc.

This site gives the hours for each language on Radio Tirana; no zone
specified, but suspect local UT+1 rather than UT:

http://rti.rtsh.al/chi-siamo/

ABOUT US
Adresa: Rruga Ismail Qemali № 11, Tiranë
Kontakt:
English: english@rtsh.al — Klara Ruçi, Ervin Çali

18:00-18:30
22:00-22:30
00:00-00:30
03:30-04:00
08:00-08:30
10:30-11:00
13:30-14:00``

Note that the ``03:30`` broadcast corresponds by chance(?) to the
other WRMI relay time of 0230 UT on 9395. I check that again on UT Nov
20 to hear Spanish & English WRMI IDs already at 0227, music 0228 past
0230 with no Radio Tirana sign-on, but maybe it is again whatever came
from Radio 360 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 326 kHz, Nov 19 at 0730 UT, dash and VV, which is NDB in
Wiarton, Ontario, 133 watts and to be decommissioned 3-26-20, per
William Hepburn`s listings. I was tuned to 325-USB.

335 kHz, Nov 19 at 0732 UT, dash and YLD, NDB in Chapleau, Ontario,
1000 watts. Chapleau is between SSM and Timmins (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9570, Nov 20 at 1220 check, CRI relay is in Cantonese
as usual; altho Wolfgang Bueschel reported that HFCC as of Nov 5
showed this hour in English. Now it does show Yue = Cantonese (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6145, Nov 19 at 0714, once again RHC English is on
here contrary to own new sked as 6165; S9/+10 but poor,
undermodulated; and no other 49m frequency. How can replacing 6165
with 6145 be explained over the entire 0200-0800 span?

6165 would have the following conflicts per Aoki:
6165 0430-0500 D NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN Rus Nauen 1-7
6165 0600-0630 F NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN Ara Issoudun 1-7

But 6145 also has an hour-long collision:
6145 0500-0557 ROU R.ROMANIA INT. Rom Galbeni-Bac 1-7

6145, Nov 20 at 0513 check, indeed CCI on 6145 altho RHC is atop at
about S9. HFCC shows the Romanian hour is 285 degrees from Galbeni for
France. (There will also be a 6145 collision with Algeria at 04-06
should they ever get their new BEC site operational.)

At this time 6145 is dispensable, since 6100 RHC is much stronger
S9+30 altho undermodulated; 6000 is S9/+10 but suptorted/JBM; and 6060
still absent leaving Algerian Qur`an in the clear. Something`s always
wrong at RHC.

Earlier obs of 6145: UT Wed Nov 20 at 0226, RHC `DXers Unlimited`
about CQs on 10 meters; better than only // 6000 which is JBM; and
scheduled // 6060 is still a no-show, perhaps scared off by
WRMI/SMTV/RAE, but which finishes anyway at 0200. Something`s always
wrong at RHC.

Later obs of 6145: UT Wed Nov 20 at 0721-0731, final repeat of `DXers
Unlimited`, so I try to listen to whole thing before offdozing,
despite hard-to-copy degraded voice of Arnie: if only he would make an
effort to slow down and enunciate as clearly as possible. Topix:
antenna advice for ham transmissions; QRP subbands: 7030-7040,
10106-10110, 14060, 21060, 28060. Solar cycle 24 about to end with SSN
of only 0.4; peak was only 82 in 2014(?); unsure what will happen with
cycle 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13563, 13632, 13769, 13837 approx., Nov 20 at 1435, FM
spurblobs of RHC 13700-AM, at 67-69 kHz intervals, this time only with
the F# tone audible, but no program audio. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9515, Nov 19 at 2010, W&M in French, S8 to S9+10. 2012
ID as Voix de l`Espérance, i.e. AWR at 2000-2030, half a Talata at 125
kW, 320 degrees to W Africa, further USward; the strongest
extra-continental signal on band, 9690 Spain being absent; and 9515
better than 9420 Greece (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, Nov 19 at 2346, no JBA carrier detectable from
Radio Chaski under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming against nothing else.
Claudio Galaz, Chile, had monitored Chaski cutting off at 2357 earlier
in November, as if in reply to my query. I`ll keep checking (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Nov 19 at 2341, VOT AWOL again for English to N
America as often the case now; wake up? at Emirler. Audiblizes the JBA
offset carrier on 5960-minus from PBS Xinjiang, land of ChiCom
brainwashing of Uyghurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 347 kHz, Nov 19 at 0733 UT, NDB ID as AFK, which is 25 watts
from Nebraska City, NE. Also logged two Canadians (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Final two airings of WORLD OF RADIO 2008 as scheduled:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Nov 19 at 2013, WBCQ-6 is not on yet, but next check
2340 S9/+10 with Brother Scare, who has seldom been heard on the
SuperStation tests despite having ``owned`` 9330 previously on the
``classic`` transmitter. This is not // 7490v. Quite a turn-off and
did not track whatever aired on 9330 further into this evening (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Nov 20 at 0707 UT and still 0715, dead air from N/S,
obviously KRVN Lexington NE, instead of Jim Bohannon (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, KVDW AR: Wayne Heinen, editor of the NRC AM Log,
replies to my report chasing down the FM simulcasts of this station:

``Once again I will try to explain Groups! Since there are MANY MANY
stations that have multiple simulcasts we’ve added the “Groups” in a
separate reference that appears from page 292 to the end of the AM
Radio Log and can be easily separated from the Log and used as a
separate reference.

KVDW’s Listing from the 40th Edition:

KVDW England AR C D1 2500 - No PSSA CH 270
4317 E Broadway St, North Little Rock 72117-4124 - 501-765-2914
UC:GOS/REL - - -Grp= Victory 1530- -

Grp=Victory 1530 that appears under KVDW’s listing

In the Groups Section Victory 1530 – KVDW-1530, K265EO-100.9,
K237GW-95.3 shows that KVDW has 2 translators one at 100.9 and the
other at 95.3. 73 Wayne Heinen Editor NRC AM Radio Log``

Yes, I must remember to check the Groups cross-ref; rather than
expecting to find FM //s as announced, in the main entry (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1190, Nov 20 at 0659 UT, banda music looping WSW/ENE, by
0701 ID? but no midnight Mex NA, losing out to RCC talk in English no
doubt KDMR Kansas City, which is 500 watts at night. Closest US fit by
language, proximity and DF in the NRC AM Log is 250-watt KNUV Tolleson
AZ (Phœnix market), altho SS:NWS/TLK, so do they ever play music or
format flip since? But IRCA Mex Log shows also two possible Mexicans,
XEPZ in Juárez and XEMBC in Mexicali, neither of which is shown as
musical, either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15728.2-USB, Nov 20 at 1440, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS
within the 19m SWBC band which officially extends up to 15800 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1747 UT November 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 18-19, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 19 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 18 at 2254, still no signal from CHU.
Richard Langley, NB, explains the disconnect with NRC website status,
Nov 18 at 1239:

``Back home now and I, too, cannot get any signal on 7850 kHz. Got in
touch with the NRC officer again and this is his reply this morning
(18 November):

"It was back up on Thursday when I changed the web status. It failed
again Thursday night and I am unable to change the web status from
home. Sorry for the inconvenience."

And at 1746 UT Nov 18: ``The website has now been updated to indicate
that 7850 kHz is down again. --Richard`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Nov 18 at 0730, RHC English surprised to find here
instead of 6165, and the only frequency still on at this late hour,
S9-S8. Error? Last minute change? Experiment? 6165 was still on the
delayed B-19 schedule that Arnie sent out. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. IIRC last year he did something like this, then back to 6165.

At 0120 UT Nov 19, 6000 is on with undermodulated RHC English, but not
yet 6165, or 6145. Still neither past 0200, but at 0212 recheck, now
6145 is on, not 6165; 6145 is also undermodulated, somewhat weaker
signal than 6000, but 6145 is less distorted. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7340, Nov 18 at 1455, RHC poor here on NF/RF like last winter
mornings, ex-9640.

9640, Nov 18 at 2305, RHC still here in the tarde, but VP S3-S7, much
weaker than before, must be change in parameters. Anyhow makes it less
likely to splurge buzzfield.

11880, Nov 18 at 2250, second day of NF/RF for English to Africa hour,
S9+10 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. As I reported before, IRRS 7290 was not to be heard
via UTwente when the 19-20 UT broadcast was checked last week on Nov
12 and 15, but was again heard on Nov 16. Alfredo Cotroneo replies:

``Glenn, Hearing your program tonight, reporting that IRRS was off the
air on Tue Nov 12, 2019. However, I have confirmation that our
broadcasts on 7290 kHz were run according to schedule, at least in the
last 10 days.

We have a very low SSN number and changing propagation conditions on a
day-by-day basis. Should not rely only on Twente/SDR to monitor.
Signal has been reported OK in the UK in the last few days, and very
bad, weak, interfered by China on 7295 kHz or not existent at times on
Twente. Pse see attachment for signal on 7290 in London on Tue Nov.
12, 2019, which was very strong with no signal [?? sic] on 7290 for
the entire 1 hr broadcast from 19-20 UTC. China on 7295 was
much lower and overcome by 7290.

I'll appreciate if you make a correction in the next WOR please
regarding the fact that we were indeed on air and did not miss any
broadcast on 7290. Best 73s. Alfredo Cotroneo`` (Glenn Hauser, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 7275, Nov 18 at 2256, chime IS repeating alternating
with announcements in Vietnamese including keywords ``phat-thanh``.
Must be KBSWR about to start Viet hour; WRTH 2019 page 481 quotes full
ID and explains the IS: ```Korean children`s song ``Dar-a Dar-a
Balgeun Dar-a (Oh Bright Moon)`` played on a glockenspiel``` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Nov 18 at 2300, REE English, Justin Coe
introducing ``Concerto 1700`` playing some restored early music. Very
nice, but forget about any current events (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 7496.0, Nov 18 at 2256, JBA carrier far enough away
from WBCQ. Smax of Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on typical split
frequency. Latest Aoki is close, showing VOT at 2300-2305 & 2335-2400
on 7496. I assume the ChiCom still also jam these from `even`
frequencies but nothing now on 7495 or 7500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday November 18 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good S9+10, better than
usual, but again this week not on // 9395 where the Xmas music show is
running.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, also good S9+10,
but not on // 9395 which we were hoping to restore; anyway the latter
is JBA in some fill? music.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast; JBA at 0413
check on WBCQ 5130-; and by now 9330 is no longer to be heard altho
duplicating 5130 earlier from 0200 with Johnny Lightning. John Carver
says that cut off abruptly at 0316.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, while 9955 was
VP vs pulse jamming at earlier 0413 check; but at 0457, WOR could be
detected under the jamming.

Out and missed checking via UTwente, Monday Nov 18 circa 1900 on IRRS
7290 via Romania; did anyone hear it and whether WOR aired intact from
1902?

Also confirmed, UT Tuesday Nov 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, very poor
S6-S8; by 0120 better S9+10/S7. Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, UT Mon Nov 18 at 0200, WBCQ-6 has switched to
simulcast Area 51 on 5130v, instead of 7490 for several preceding
hours, i.e. `Johnny Lightning` following `Encore` at 0100 which
followed `Le Show` from 0000.

We hoped 9330 would still be running until at least 0430 thus
including WORLD OF RADIO, but by 0400, nothing more to be heard on
9330. John Carver, mid-north Indiana, reports:

``Caught your message about 9330 late last evening. Tuned over and
listened to John Lightning until about 0316 when 9330 just stopped in
mid sentence. Went back to 5130 but did check 9330 over the next
fifteen minutes or so and it didn't come back. 5130 went to hell
during WOR from propagation so tuned over to 9955 [WRMI] and caught
the entire WOR there in the following half hour.``

9330, Nov 18 at 2249, WBCQ-6 on air again with gospel huxter citing
Malachi, presumed but not positively WLC Radio, S9+25/35.

Next check 2307, rock music certainly not WLC, but not //7490 either,
whence? Soon DJ as ``Captain Bill``, talking about sailing to Exuma,
sponsored by hydro-organic-something; 2309 next tune is `Southern
Cross`` by CS&N. Sounds like something that could be on WHVW. But
nothing found about him on WHVW FB, year-old program sked, and linked
website http://www.whvw.net is gone, parked by Godaddy.

9330, Nov 19 at 0210, still rock music, not WLC, S9/+10 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0231 UT November 19

 

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