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Monday, August 13 2018


11860 12Ago 1930 IÃmen Republic of Yemen Radio em Ãrabe. Om e Yl se alternam em falar, predominÃncia de fala do Om. Sinal justo com moderado fading , mas Ãudio constante. Sinal melhorando. Ãs 1944 mx Ãs 2000 Yl fala, mais mx Ãs 2008. Gravei um bom pedaÃo do que pode ser a minha Ãltima escuta dessa emissora. A partir de amanhà a Radio Marti vai comeÃar a transmitir nessa frequÃncia. Tanto espaÃo vazio hoje em HF, eles jà transmitem em diversas frequÃncias se alternando o dia todo por 24 horas e vÃo transmitir justamente nessa frequÃncia que a Republic of Yemen Radio transmite. Podem atà argumentar que a frequÃncia usada pela Republic of Yemen Radio nÃo està oficializada pela HFCC e que tambÃm a sua transmissÃo nÃo vai interferir no destino alvo dela, o que à verdade, mas muito possivelmente vai impedir que ouvintes na AmÃrica nÃo a ouÃam mais. LamentÃvel! (Jorge Freitas-B)

21525 12Ago 2022 USA RMI Radio Africa em inglÃs. Om fala. sinal muito fraco, moderado fading com raros picos de Ãudio. (Jorge Freitas-B)

17530 12Ago 2024 USA VOA em francÃs. Mx instrumental, muito bonita. A qualidade da modulaÃÃo da VOA à indiscutÃvel, ouvir mÃsica com bom sinal dela à muito bom. ÃS 2026 Om fala e faz menÃÃo a Washington. Bom sinal. (Jorge Freitas-B)

15140 12Ago 2028 CUBA R Havana Cuba em francÃs. VersÃo da bela mÃsica Iolanda em espanhol. Ãs 2030 Om fala, ID e contato. Bom sinal. (Jorge Freitas-B)

15130 12Ago 2031 FRANÃA (Relay) NKK em japonÃs. TransmissÃo com ruÃdo na portadora, talvez ainda o defeito do transmissÃo de Issoundun. Om fala. (Jorge Freitas-B)

15245 12Ago 2036 COREIA DO NORTE Voice of Korea em francÃs. As bonitas, mas depressivas Ãperas coreanas. Ãs 2038 Yl fala. Sinal muito fraco, os 19 metros jà fechando. (Jorge Freitas-B)

11635 12Ago 2043 COREIA DO NORTE Voice of Korea em coreano. Om fala. Sinal fraco, moderado fading, ,mas Ãudio nÃo se perde. (Jorge Freitas-B)

11775 12Ago 2049 USA Caribbean Beacon (University Network) em inglÃs. Yl fala, prega. Sinal razoÃvel com moderado fading. (Jorge Freitas-B)

11780 12Ago 2051 BRASIL RNA em portuguÃs. TransmissÃo de resenhas de jogos realizados. Sinal razoÃvel. (Jorge Freitas-B)

9100 12Ago 2054 COREIA DO SUL ECHO OF HOPE-VOH em coreano. Om e Yl se alternam em falar e mÃsica. Sinal razoÃvel com a QRM de ruÃdo branco do jammer da Coreia do Norte. (Jorge Freitas-B)

6010 12Ago 2100 BRASIL R InconfidÃncia em portuguÃs. ID com divulgaÃÃo de todas as frequÃncia, inclusive da 15190 que eu nÃo a ouÃo aqui hà anos. AlguÃm ouvi a InconfidÃncia em 15190 kHz? Sinal razoÃvel. (Jorge Freitas-B)

6025 12Ago 2107 TIBETE (Relay) PBS Xizang em tibetano. Essa emissora à bastante eclÃtica com respeito a mÃscia, toca muita mÃsica pop chinesa, claro, mas toca tambÃm mÃsica ocidental selecionada de boa qualidade. A pouco tocava um Reggae. Gosto de ouvir as seleÃÃes musicais dela e sempre a noite tem bom sinal e como jà disse gosto muito de ouvir mÃsica em ondas curtas com o caracterÃstico fading. Ãs 211 Yl fala. Segue com a boa seleÃÃo musical, agora mesmo Ãs 2118 uma versÃo em chinÃs de uma mÃsica de Fred Mercury. Sinal razoÃvel sem aparente QRM. (Jorge Freitas-B)

6050 12Ago 2111 LIBÃRIA ELWA. Om fala, prega enfaticamente. Sinal razoÃvel, mas sofre moderada QRM da PBS Xizang na mesma frequÃncia. PredominÃncia do sinal da ELWA. (Jorge Freitas-B)

6195 12Ago 2124 BOTSWANA (Relay) VOA em inglÃs. Yl e Om se alternam em falar, mÃsica pop. Sinal razoÃvel. (Jorge Freitas-B)

Jorge FreitasÂLocal time -3 UTÂFeira de Santana Bahia 12Â14ÂS 38Â58ÂW -ÂBrasilTecsun PL-310ETAntenna dipole of 25Â
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Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 12 2018

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 12 at 1500, squealy RHC is on this early with ID and 1501 introducing Sunday Esperanto // 11760. 15140 was not on at previous check circa 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185.002, Aug 12 at 0054, S8-S9 carrier but no modulation audible, XEPPM? Haven`t heard much from it lately, needs further chex. Aoki/NDXC shows nothing else on 6185 thruout our evenings, not even China. EiBi shows XEPPM span as 2200-0509. Don`t you believe HFCC listing Manokwari, Indonesia! in English!! at 01-05!!!

Harold Sellers, BC, reported to the WOR iog: ``6185 MEXICO Radio Educacion (?) at 0307. Somewhere â but I canât find it now â I read a report that a flood in their building had knocked Radio Education off the air, but there was a weak station in Spanish here tonight. Hopefully them, back on. - Aug. 7 Sellers-BC``

XEPPM is a regular log for Manuel MÃndez in Spain. His latest report: ``MEXICO, 6185, Radio EducaciÃn, Ciudad de MÃxico, 0457-0503, 05-09, music, extremely weak. 15311. (MÃndez)`` I guess he meant 5 August like some other logs in the same report sent on that date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9730, Aug 12 at 0044, RRI English with mailbag, unusually weak and poor at S6-S8 with flutter, much less than 9925 KBC via Germany which is S9+10/20 without flutter. Almost the same path except Romania is a bit further. RRI should have 3 X the power of Nauen, but suspect it`s QRP. Romanian language transmitter on 9790 is still AWOL. RRI English // 7375 is still normally loud (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12695.5-CW, Aug 11 at 2229, VVV VVV VVV CQ DE KFS --- it`s the OSOB heard with an ID marker --- as I have tuned the entire 12 MHz marine band which is mostly vacant now. So KFS, California, really stands out; but it`s not a really funxional coastal station, rather an MRHS Saturday legacy activation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: via UTwente SDR, 6190-CUSB, Saturday August 11 first checked at 1415 during Media Network Plus, nothing audible, but by 1432, WOR has started and JBA, improving to better by 1450-1500* check. Alan Gale, England, hears it direct: ``Hi Glenn, World of Radio was audible for the full half hour on HLR today at 1430 UT on 6190 kHz. The signal wasn't too strong at the start, but had come right up in strength by the end. Attached is a short mp3 showing the start and finish. Alan``

WOR 1942 confirmed starting late at 0348 UT Sunday August 12 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, good.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485-CUSB, August 12:
1030-1100 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, good signal. Wrong frequency announcement:"...HLR SWSce on 7265 kHz", instead of 9485!`` Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 9955, August 11 at 1400, since it`s Saturday, WRMI does not sign off but radiates Blalock the Blaster; some weeks instead at this hour, it`s Slovakia in Spanish; you never know which it will be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sat Aug 11 at 2200, `Voice of the Report` of the Week is starting; John is ill-informed about his own schedule. Says this is the Thursday Aug 9 edition, also to be heard on Friday Aug 10 and Sunday Aug 12 (but not Sat Aug 11!). Also audible on much weaker // 7780. He thinx that since the 11580 broadcast was canceled, the triplicated frequencies also were canceled. Same situation a week ago. Lists frequencies he is on at some time or other: 9955, 9395, 7780, 7730, 7570, 7490, 5950, 5850. 7570? This is one WRMI frequency which had been dedicated to nothing but BS, but the skedgrid now shows it opening an hour earlier on Sundays only for VORW at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.928, Aug 12 at 0058, WBCQ Area 51 talking about Bob, ``Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack``, an erstwhile gospel huxter parody, discussing whether this be episode 343 or 344 or 343 and a half. Recheck at 0325, has drifted slightly to 5129.940, both about 0.1 kHz higher than usual spot (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9370, Aug 11 at 1500 via UTWente SDR I check in case WWRB could have resumed Radio Munansi for Uganda --- instead I hear YL in unknown language mentioning ``kiloHertz`` several times. Aoki/NDXC shows VOA Burmese via THAILAND at 1430-1530. (As well as long-abandoned WWRB Overcomer on 9370 at 11-01!) I also check 15240-, another frequency WWRB previously employed for Munansi and nothing there but strong splash from 15245 in English = CRI via Kashgar (no sign of VOK English during same hour, same frequency). Aoki also still lists Munansi via WWRB Sat & Sun at 15-17 in Mus+ic, and 17-21 in Lug+anda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.961V, Aug 12 at 1430, WTWW-3 is on at S9+20, first time heard in several days, country music // only S9+10 WTWW-1 9475 SFAW. Higher carrier is wobbly, vibrating slightly vs BFO, unlike other signals like 15825 WWCR. Recheck at 1830: 15809.9+ is OFF. What is the schedule for it? Just on Tedwhims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6955-AM, Aug 12 at 0041, JBA carrier, the OSOB which might be a pirate even tho it`s a normally active Saturday evening. Four reports of an unID carrier here much earlier during the Aug 11 daytime, but none now:

UNIDENTIFIED. 89.3, Aug 12 at 0550 UT, I select this open frequency to listen for meteor bursts at the annual Perseid peak. The best one comes at 0551, minor ones at 0556, 0559, 0600 with some talk but no ID, 0610. Nothing further as I am dozing off. This on the PL-880 with telescopic antenna only. Also let the DX-398 run all night on 92.1, but no RDS capture to be seen.

From http://spaceweather.com/ via Mike Terry, WOR iog: ``The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend with 100 or more meteors per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 12th, and again on Monday, August 13th. At those times, the shower's radiant will be high in the sky, spewing meteors in all directions`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1932 UT August 12
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Glenn Hauser logs August 10-11, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 11 2018

** INDIA. 7555, Aug 11 at 0027, weak DRM noise seems centered here, not 7550, but AIR has reactivated its DRM after a sesquiyear, allegedly on 7545-7550-7555 until 0045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Re previous report on K17JN-D Enid, wondering about 3ABN, I found this website explaining the 3 Angels stuff, but apparently dedicated to debunking Adventism in general; surprise2, it seems the SDA have contempt for other Christians, but aim at sidetracking existing Christian converts rather than reaching the totally unchurched:
As of 0301 UT August 11, K17JN-D is same as before, black screen on 17-2 and 17-6

** PHILIPPINES [non?]. 9645, Aug 11 at 0019, S9-S7 tonal SE Asian language, rustic music. Aoki/NDXC still shows RVA in Kachin at 0000-0027, like in WRTH 2018, but RVA has supposedly self-destructed. Could it be that some services still remain? Only thing else at this hour would be CNR1 Beijing in Chinese, but this is certainly not Mandarin. Another possibility: Kachin, or whatever, moved to SMG VATICAN site, reception of which here and now at this level would be more likely than from Palauig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9730, Aug 10 at 0016, RRI in English, // weaker 7375, the latter with light pulse jamming, since last season it was in use briefly by Radio MartÃ; such are the risks of ever using an ex-Martà channel.

One of the 300 kW Tsiganeshti transmitters had been off the air since July 28 with technical issues, and 9730 was reported as one of the missing frequencies as this and other hours to North America. See DXLD 18-32 for schedule and discussion. The frequency is back, but they could have switched transmitters around, or brought up the 100 kW at Saftica which was available.

7395, Aug 10 at 0017, the simultaneous Romanian service of RRI is still here, but sounds like a clash with something in English, not // 9730. The mix finally stops, leaving Romanian only, so I conclude it was a clumsy voice-over with the underaudio way too loud.

Nominally during the 00-01 hour we have two frequencies in English, 7375 // 9730 via Tsiganeshti, and two in Romanian, 7395 // 9790 via Galbeni per EiBi. But next night August 11 at 0027 we have 7395 but 9790 is missing, while both English frequencies are on again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11904.9, Aug 10 at *0031:16.5, SLBC JBA carrier on, timesignal unknown, but then some JBA music. Seems this never gets started on time or even ahead of time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 418 kHz, Aug 10 at 0545 UT, I brave the storm noise level on MW to detect an NDB, ID as IY --- that`s Charles City, Iowa; I am really tuned to 417-USB where it`s best copied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000; Whenever precise timings are needed, such as with Sri Lankan sign-ons, I have to calculate a correxion factor to my watch which keeps gaining little by little, and is difficult to reset; so of course I tune to WWV, its most important funxion among many.

Now WWV, WWVB and WWVH are threatened with extinxion thanks to the corrupt, incompetent, anti-science, Drumpf budget request for next year, as revealed on the NIST website (which has been up for six months), just discovered by Richard Langley:

``Illustrative program reductions in FY 2019
-$ 6.3 million supporting fundamental measurement dissemination, including the shutdown of NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii``

Maybe that`s why they have started announcing their phone numbers every hour? But why haven`t they been sounding the alarm on the air about closing down the broadcasts??? It`s *time* to get on congress-critters about this threat. Other vital NIST services are also under the gun (Glenn Hauser, OK, 0255 UT August 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, Aug 10 at 0038, WBCQ with some neat honky-tonk piano music more to my taste than VORW playing a request for Stray Cats on WRMI 7730; then another jazz piano tune, but 0045 cut to gospel huxtress in English. What`s all this? WBCQ schedule just shows ``Available Time Slot`` for 8-9 pm EDT Thursday --- was that an ex-VORW time too? Now not on 7490 sked at all..

7490+ // 9330.1 // 5130-, UT Sat Aug 11 at 0000, WBCQ `Allan Weiner Worldwide` about the same on the top two, JBA on the third, but all synchronized. The ``brain trust`` are all in the studio, besides Angela, also Tom Barna and Timtron. When AW remarx that Hillary should be in jail, I tune out at 0011. Recheck at 0024, TimTron is monologuing about his bout with Lyme disease, how he takes 7 meds in the morning, no alcohol but pot OK, and he is now recovering, but has had other medical problems such as at 0030 a tick on his dick, which the studio audience finds quite amusing. That`s all I can report this week, and John Carver`s computer is down, so we may not hear more from him (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6155, Aug 10 at 0000, what`s this? Huge S9+25 loud, distorted wideband signal centered approximately here where normally there is nothing; music, then introducing a padre on a Spanish talk show. I have quickly switched to FM tuning mode which makes it somewhat readable, like other such spurs out of RHC.

I suspect it`s WEWN, totally out of whack again, which is supposed to be just starting 5970 after QSY from day frequency 12050. 6155 cuts off abruptly at 0002 before I can copy anything further. Retune to 5970 and find it S9+20 of dead air until off at 0002:40*; back on at *0004:30, but modulation on and off. I am 95% sure the FM blob was this same WEWN transmitter.

The Spanish program grid
is dated 2017! And fails to show UT, just local AM & PM times in Miami, Mexico City and Buenos Aires --- but are those for DST or standard time??? Assuming the start of the 5970 block at 0000 means 7 pm in Miami, as if it were winter, this Thursday/UT Friday hour was/is ``Por la calzada de EmaÃs``. Of course, most of their shows could be hosted by a padre, if not by a madre; definitely Roman Catholic, and there are not many such international SW stations in Spanish.

24 hours later, August 10 at 2359, I`m checking again, but no show circa 6155, just open carrier on 5970 --- and no carrier at 0033 August 11 nor yet any 6155-FM. This station is an engineering disaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, August 10 at 0010, dead air instead of Voice of Vietnam relay in English by WHRI. 0019 retune, dead air, then praise music fill in English starts, still no VOV. At 0036, gospel huxter in English, not VOV in Spanish!

Next night, August 11 at 0031, VOV in Spanish has resumed. After years and years, WHRI still has problems getting this relay on air properly. Why does Hanoi put up with it, or do they even know, likewise the Christian ads between VOV languages? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, August 11 at 0012, Spanish 2-way INTRUDER immediately whistling, talking about putas and cohetes. Almost as daring as the Free Speech on WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12612.30-USB, August 10 at 0023, 2-way in Spanish, only one side heard; legit maritime communication, or pirate intruder? One never hears any proper IDs from these, in-band or OOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0308 UT August 11
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Glenn Hauser logs August 8-9, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 09 2018

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11735-, August 8 at 1846, two very poor carriers slightly apart making a LAH = low audible heterodyne between them, and a double-pitch het with offset BFO, i.e. Zanzibar and RÃdio Transmundial. I have hastened to check following this via Daniel Wyllyans, HCDX:

``RTM OFF Shortwave 09 Ago 2018? --- "A RÃdio Trans Mundial encerrou suas transmissÃes em Ondas Curtas no dia 09/08/2018. Durante mais de 20 anos a RÃdio Trans Mundial investiu nesse meio com excelentes resultados em todo o Brasil. Devido, porÃm, aos avanÃos tecnolÃgicos na Ãrea de comunicaÃÃo e apÃs muita reflexÃo e oraÃÃo, entendemos que esta era a melhor decisÃo a tomar. Vocà pode nos acompanhar atravÃs de nosso site â Transmundial.org.br â aplicativo, e emissoras afiliadas, meios nos quais temos experimentado grande crescimento em audiÃncia nos Ãltimos anos. Agradecemos primeiramente a Deus pelo privilÃgio de comunicarmos a mensagem de salvaÃÃo em Jesus Cristo pelas Ondas Curtas. TambÃm agradecemos a vocà e todos os ouvintes que nos
acompanharam durante este tempo. Que Deus nos abenÃoe e nos ajude a avanÃarmos cada vez mais. Contamos com suas oraÃÃes e parceria". Grande abraÃo da RTM``

Google translation improved by gh:

``RTM OFF Shortwave 09 Aug 2018? --- "RÃdio Trans Mundial closed its broadcasts on SW on 09/08/2018 [Google changed this to 08/08!]. For more than 20 years, Trans World Radio invested in this medium with excellent results all over Brazil. But due to technological advances in communication, and after much reflection and prayer, we understand that this was the best decision to make. You can follow us through our website - Transmundial.org.br - app, and affiliated broadcasters, media through which we have experienced great growth in audience. We thank God first for the privilege of communicating the message of salvation in Jesus Christ through the Short Waves. We also thank you and all the listeners who accompanied us during this time. May God bless us and help us to advance more and more. We count on your prayers and partnership." RTM's Big Embrace``

To which I replied: ``Says RTM closed down SW permanently on August 9 [sic] in past tense even tho it is still August 8 in Brasil. No more QRM to Zanzibar on 11735!! But try today in case it still be on until 2100v* one last time. Other frequencies 5940v and 9530 were not so well heard``

11734.98 is approx. VP frequency of RTM; at 1857 Aug 8 it does sound like Brazilian intonation. Usual closedown of both is circa 2100, so I`m remonitoring at 2046, when both are stronger, but RTM atop, now measured on 11734.972. 2058 is talking about FM frequencies, website. By 2101, ZBC is off and RTM still on alone about FM, 2102 song, still past 2108. By 2229 no signal on 11735 (while much stronger 11780 RNA is still in well).

Meanwhile, Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain informed the WOR iog at 2009 UT:

``Radio Transmundial, today still on air 11735 but announced will cease at 0000 Brazilian time --- 11735, Radio Transmundial, Santa MarÃa, 1940-2006 , 08-08, today still on air, religious program, male, ID "Transmundial", at 2150 they announced will cease short wave transmissions at 0000 hours 09 August. Slight interference from Zanzibar`` [which strangely had come back on]

I reply: That would be 0300 UT, presumably meaning UT August 9 altho it could mean August 10, as ``midnight`` is always ambiguous as to which day it pertain. Why don`t people realize this in any language??

By 0155 UT August 9, no signal detectable on 11735 (but 11780 RNA is still in well, altho doubtless higher powered; 11735 per WRTH is the second-highest powered ZY at 50 kW). It would normally be off after 2100 unless they prolong it for a finale. The lower frequencies would be nightlier. But can`t hear any carrier around 5940v with heavy splash from 5935 WWCR. 9530 a JBA carrier which could easily be 4765 x 2, Progreso Cuba. Glenn.

Jorge Freitas, Brasil replies to the WOR iog, here in my translation:

``Glenn, I heard them talking about this at 2036 on 11735. Broadcasts cease today 8 August. The programs will be presented by Bonaire on 800 kHz with 440 kW. They alleged that among the problems were adequate financing, low audience for SW programs compared to internet. Talked about the cost of electricity for radio and elevated cost of maintenance. One tube which burnt out cost 20 kiloreais. Lamented closing of broadcasts to DXers and said that if there were a much greater SW audience they would not close it. They get an average of 50 kiloconnexions daily for online radio. Their ANATEL license expired today and was not renewed``

So another SW station bites the dust, but look at the bright side: one less gospel-huxter. Manuel MÃndez laments it and says in Google translation, improved by gh:

``RÃdio Transmundial, for all the world to hear", as it used to be, every night, closed surprisingly at night, and treacherously. The emblematic Brazilian religious station left short wave on August 9 at 0000 hours in BrasÃlia, 0300 UT. Only a few hours earlier, on the afternoon of August 8, Brazilian DXer Daniel Wyllyans had informed, through Hard Core DX, that, according to the station's broadcast, it would stop broadcasting on the shortwave on the 9th day of August

The best time, here in Spain, to tune into RÃdio Transmundial was around 1900 UT at its usual frequency of 11735 kHz. Before that time, normally it used to be very interfered with by Zanzibar on the same frequency, but after 1900 the signal from Zanzibar tends to decrease a lot and the Brazilian increases, and at 2000 hours, many days only hear RÃdio Transmundial, and other days with slight interference from the African station.

The undersigned was listening, for the last time, to RÃdio Transmundial at 11735 kHz, between 1940 and 2020 hours on August 8, and, indeed, at 1950 they announced that at 0000 hours on August 9 they would leave short wave, giving thanks for our having accompanied them for more than 20 years and that, due to technological advances, it was the best decision they could make, because now many people listened to them through mobile devices and the internet.

From 2000 on, the signal was good here in Lugo, heard loud and clear, SINPO 34433.

"RÃdio Transmundial, para todo o mundo ouvir", that's what the identification slogan says, but from now on, it will be heard by many fewer listeners. This station had strong coverage through short wave all over Brazilian territory and in other countries, due to the good quality of the signal, in comparison to other Brazilian stations, and the good quality of its programs, besides religious programs, always with moderate talk, broadcast news, music and other programs.

Surely they will lose many listeners in many areas of Brazil and Latin America, especially in the immense rural areas where there is not easy access to the internet.

"RÃdio Transmundial, for all the world to hear", does not want us to hear it, as of now, at 11735 kHz, with its usual programs "Bom Dia RTM", "HistÃria das MissÃes" and many other programs, and follows the fashion by other stations to focus only on the internet, while shortwave, especially in many parts of the world, is still the most suitable means to reach a multitude of listeners.

Below is the postal address, email address and web page through which you can send a message via a form, for all those who want to complain about the closure of the short wave RÃdio Transmundial. I have already done so. Greetings. Manuel MÃndez.

Trans World Radio
E-mail: rtm@transmundial.org.br
Rua Ãpiro, 110 - Vila Alexandria - SÃo Paulo - SP
CEP - 04635-030
Caixa Postal: 18.113 - CEP - 04626-970
Fone: (11) 3017-6600
What'sApp: (11) 97418-1456``

** CHINA. 9680, August 9 at 1244, RTI is being jammed by the double-whammy of CNR1 // 11785, and Firedragon music mix.

9660, August 9 at 1244, this RTI is being jammed by two CNR1s echoing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TAIWAN [and non]

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 11336-AM, Aug 9 at 1316, YL ATC at Gander Radio is on AM assigning primary and secondary comms frequencies to some flight as 10021 and 8879 (or was it 2879 upon second hearing?), and selcall tones. Yet simplex replies from flights are in USB.

11279-USB, Aug 9 at 1317, OM ATC also at Gander Radio, with a United flight, selcalls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, Aug 9 at 1600 UT check, K202BY, Family Radio satellator in Enid is still dead air, ever since first noticed July 30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channel 17, Aug 9 at 1415, K17JN-D satellator, Enid`s only local TV signal, has been partially restored from six black screens. 17-1 the only one showing those call letters, LR bug as 3ABN. 17-3 AmFacts [Am=Amazing], LR bug as AFTV. 17-4 3ABN-ES, LR bug 3ABN [+illegible, probably EspaÃol to match the audio]; 17-5 as Hope201, bug UR arms raised in praise, and Hope Channel. 17-2 is dark, and so is 17-6, which had been that way long before the latest crash. I haven`t followed it closely, but I believe the 3ABN multi-network subchannel lineups are not always the same depending on time of day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9199.920, August 9 at 1241, JBA carrier, must be Sound of Hope escaping jamming. Aoki/NDXC has the frequency as 9199.907, pretty close. I wonder if all the .XXX exact measurements for SOH are from Wolfgang BÃschel`s exhaustive SDR survey now several months old? Just yesterday I had only CNR1 jamming on 9200, but an hour earlier at 1142.

[non] 9180, August 9 at 1241, today this is the SOH frequency obliterated by strong CNR1 jamming // 11785, while SOH is Aoki-listed on 9180.018 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 8 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v, very poor, and like last week starting a semiminute later on much better WRMI 9955 from 2100.5. It had just come on with IS & ID loop at *2058. At 2123 measured WBCQ at 7490.028. 2330, not aired on WBCQ 9330v. Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 9455, UT Thursday August 9 at 0155, WRMI is still on here with Hal Turner, much stronger than // 7490 WBCQ. Despite WRMI skedgrid showing System L for 9455, which was UT Thursday only at 00-04, as ``currently off air`` as of August 1! Maybe Hal belatedly renewed his contract for 01-03. VG signal on 355 azimuth. Too bad this is not employed for full time variety of programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10277.77-USB, Aug 9 at 1249, weak 2-way in unknown language, maybe Tagalog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1627 UT August 9
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JRX Logs: Agosto 7, 2018.

Receptor: Tecsun S-2000.

** 800. Ago 7, 2018. 0350-0400, Radio Trans Mundial, Bonaire-BES, em Espanhol. MÃsica; Locutor e locutora falam sobre tema cristÃo; ID. RecepÃÃo pobre aquà em Cabedelo, 25432.

** 1140. Ago 7, 2018. 0838-0850, Radio Progresso, Russas-CE. Locutor apresenta anÃncios comerciais, ao vivo; NotÃcias, polÃtica, reclamaÃÃes de ouvintes. RecepÃÃo satisfatÃria aquà em minha cidade, 35433.
** 1070. Ago 7, 2018. 0807-0820, Radio Difusora de Cajazeiras, Cajazeiras-PB. Programa de mÃsicas sertanejas nordestinas; "Embolada" com disputa entre dois cantores sobre o tema: "Quando eu ia ela voltava e quando eu voltava ela ia". A embolada à um gÃnero musical tÃpico do nordeste! ID e muitos anÃncios comerciais. Radio Difusora chegando satisfatÃria aquà entre nÃs, 35433.
** 1080. Ago 7, 2018. 0822-0830, Radio Jornal, CaruarÃ-PE.Locutora fala sobre o aleitamento materno; MÃsica sertaneja regional. Emissora com recepÃÃo pobre nesta manhÃ, esvaecimentos, 35432.
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** 1090. Ago 7, 2018. 0830-0837, Radio Rural AM, Natal-RN. Locutor apresenta anÃncios comerciais; ID. EstaÃÃo chegando muito pobre aquà em Cabedelo, 25432.
** 1150. Ago 7, 2018. 0852-0930, Radio Cabugà do SeridÃ, Jardim do SeridÃ-RN. "A OraÃÃo da ManhÃ" com R. Manzotti; Call sign e ID: ZYJ617; Alguns comerciais; 0901 InÃcio do programa "Papa Gerimum": NotÃcias, entrevistas e mÃsicas de forrÃ. EstaÃÃo chegando pobre por aquÃ, 35332.

Josà Ronaldo Xavier (JRX) - PR7036SWL
Cabedelo-Paraiba, Brasil (UTC-3)

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