** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15490, Jan 2 at 0731, poor signal with religion in English: it`s HCJB, now on this frequency only at 0730-0830, on 80-degree beam, toward Honiara, Palmyra and México DF but for CIRAF 51, 55, 56, 59 and 60 = from New Guinea to New Zealand including the eastern two thirds of Australia itself.
15340, Jan 2 at 1407, no signal despite RHC not up here yet, see CUBA; yet when RHC is going at 1427 recheck, there is heavy CCI with S Asian music past 1430, no doubt HCJB, which operates from 1230 to 1530 on 310 degree beam. Perhaps long-path was awaiting MUF buildup for the last leg from the east after Enid sunrise at 1343 (latest of the year in a few days reaches 1344 UT). Yet by 1521, RHC is CCIless. HCJB should of course have kept this transmission on 15490 as well, with no QRM from anywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 7495, Jan 1 at 2104, instead of Algeria via France I am hearing Firedrake, poor signal. Maybe RTA is under it. FD ChiCom jamming is here because of RFA Chinese at 20-22 via Tinian, per Aoki.
9400-9450, Jan 2 at 1440, the big dirty blob of distorted FM CNR1 programming is back, and matches clear modulation on 9450 jammer, whence possibly it emanate, but doubt it as nothing on the other side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
6145, Jan 2 at 1526, Firedrake still audible poorly, yet by now attains SSOB status (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, Jan 2 at 0736, R. Rebelde music with good strength but undermodulated; no wobbling but squealing. I think I also heard it around 1315 on 5025, not logged, tho Ivo Ivanov with remote receivers reported it on alternate, erroneous? 5050 instead at 1130 again today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15340 and 13780, Jan 2 at 1407, still no signals from RHC but overlong on 9550 and 9850, as the RadioCuba operators doze. By 1427 the QSYs have been made, and now 15340 has heavy CCI from HCJB AUSTRALIA, q.v. which was not there earlier. At 1429 I`m waiting for another frequency listing, whether they mess it up again, but none today; instead live YL announcer messes up the timecheck at 1429 as ``9:30``. By 1521, when HCJB should still be on, RHC is CCIless.
11750, Jan 2 at 1519, Raúl`s Voice of the Revolution is just barely modulated, and/or is it suppressed now by some open carrier zero-beat? Hard to tell. Only other thing scheduled this semihour is VOA Hausa via São Tomé, none of that heard. 15230 RHC is definitely undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11845, Jan 2 at 1515, at least two pulse jammers are still running here against nothing, long ago vacated by R. Martí. More nonsense from the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command polluting our airwaves (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, Jan 1 at 2106, I am hearing only one R. Africa, i.e. WRMI`s, fair signal. Recheck at 2202, still sole with offset RAN on WRMI late ID, and then giving address for Radio *East* Africa, a P O Box in Kenya. Meanwhile 15580 VOA Botswana had a good signal before 2200. Have they finally figured out that while RAN/WRMI is on at 20-23, Equatorial Guinea should stay off 15190 too??? Time will tell.
15190, Jan 2 at 0730, fair signal from R. Africa direct, gospel huxter reading letter from Zimbabwe. Propagation has really improved; see also SOUTH AFRICA.
17790, Jan 2 at 1403, RAN via WRMI has just opened, and it`s --- Brother Scare! Not // 9690 or not synchro with TOM via WRMI without the intervention of RAN. By 1434, 17790 is no longer BS but other music. Seems RAN plugs him in at odd times to fill. I`ve heard The Last Day Prophet of God, who says he doesn`t know the hour, but does know the day, assert that he prefers each SW transmission to be at least two hours long.
The SW schedule on the Overcomer Ministry homepage, and the ``complete`` one linked at an ftp page, continue to be worse than useless, with errors and outdated info, still nothing about being on any R. Africa frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 13710, Jan 2 at 1409, Indian classical music, fair with flutter, and CCI. At least AIR GOS frequency at 1330-1500 is not blocked like // 9690 by the BS from WRMI, but until 1420, Iran is the QRM in Dari, and then from 1455 it`s Saudi Arabic HQS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also MALAYSIA
** IRAN [non]. 11790, Jan 2 at 1518, ME pop music, fair signal, sounds like R. Farda fare; yes, // 15410 but not synchronized at 1523 check; 15410 is a few seconds behind 11790. Aoki shows 11790 is Nauen, GERMANY for a sesqihour from 15, while 15410 is Woofferton UK at 14-16 (after Biblis, Germany at 12-14) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 9760, Jan 2 around 0730, continuous pop music, good signal with nothing much from Asia on 31m, but must be R. Nikkei 2, yet 9595 R. Nikkei 1 is a lot weaker. Both are supposedly 50 kW, from Chiba-Nagara, 54 and 60 degrees respectively per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, Jan 2 at 1353, R. Free Chosun is on with very good open carrier, some hum; by 1357 playing the same song in English as every day, before opening in Korean at 1400.
Today`s reception is like-a-local, very little fading, and equivalent to 9800 VOA Korean via Philippines. Plays lots of music. At 1453 in English lesson, taking at least 3 minutes to explain the expression ``what`s done is done``; 1457 spelling website www.rfchosun.org and into a talk featuring explosions. BTW, I *never* hear any hint of Juche jamming on this frequency; is tolerated, or overlooked?
One may learn more about RFC by having Google translate the website http://www.rfchosun.org/index.php
Tho I haven`t yet found anything explicit about who`s really behind it, let alone the true transmitter site! I do find this:
``Broadcasting and frequency, website revamp guide
Name: Korean Broadcasting Freedom
2014-01-02 13:13:23 | Viewed 17
Korean Broadcasting Freedom affection always haejusi Thank you to the listeners. Korean Broadcasting Freedom 2014 right below the broadcast time and program restructuring.
- Due to reduced frequency of time the existing broadcasting three hours per day from January 1, 2014 reduced to two hours a day.
- Part 1 As a result, today and tomorrow of Korea, Part 2 Social Education Broadcasting, Part 3 MBC TV program overhaul operated by the release.
2 Frequency change
- Free Korean broadcast from January 1, 2014 every evening, 11:00 to 1:00 a.m. You can listen to short-wave 9775 kHz.
3 Main reorganization
Reorganized to meet new website now while it reorganized. Updated accordingly home for the next two weeks so smoothly yirwojiji say to the point of apology. Homepage as soon as possible to complete the work will be reorganized.
New and beneficial than we will do our best to make broadcasts. Continue to ask for constant love and attention, thank you.``
That means the broadcast we have been hearing will continue as the only one, 14-16 UT on 9775. Others have reported, and WRTH 2014 shows the other one was 13-14 on 9300 via Tashkent. And WRTH still says:
``On SW since 5 Dec 2005. Produced by the NGO ``Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights`` (Nknet). The project is funded through U S Government / US Congress grants``. So that means I am helping pay for it. That should entitle me at least to know the transmitter site! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MALAYSIA [and non]. RTM`s highest frequencies 9835 and 11665 never provide much of a signal here, but Jan 2 at 1349 and in the following hour there is zero on 9835; on Dec 24 at 1357, I had a 1 kHz tone on 9835. The Sarawak FM relay on 9835 back to Borneo, supposedly 24 hours eastward from Kajang in the Peninsula, was also reported by Dan Sheedy, upon Swami`s Beach, California, to have been absent on Dec 25-28 and 30 when he checked; but was heard Dec 21 at 1457 by Harold Sellers by the lake in Vernon, BC. We hope it`s only a holiday break, but you never know. RTM previously canceled the SW external service without notice.
Another thing: in dx_india, Jose Jacob reported that AIR Delhi was on 9835 instead of 9595, January 2 at 0700-0800 Nepali, and 0830-1130+ Urdu, ``must be some error``, but could also be moving onto an enticing frequency emptied by KL.
What about 11665 with Wai FM back to Borneo? Jan 2 at 1410 I am hearing some pop music on very poor signal, 1412 announcement maybe in Malay, more music until cut off at 1423*. Aoki shows this at 22-17 UT, but also CRI English westward from Urumqi, East Turkistan at 14-15 --- no sign of that now. WRTH 2014 however, shows both 9835 and 11665 at 22-16 UT, and an irregular channel 11630 --- which I haven`t seen reported at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1702, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Jan 2 at 1315, a weak open carrier squeezed between RHC and RHC, presumed SIBC, as S. Hasegawa and R. Howard think they leave the carrier on 24 hours, tho normal programming modulation runs 19-12 UT only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH AFRICA. 17830, Jan 2 at 0734, English audible, very poor, but no doubt BBCWS, Ascension? No, that`s later. During this hour only, it`s Meyerton. I dared to check 16m in the nightmiddle after hearing Africans on 19m, e.g. EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Probably would also have heard DW/Rwanda before 0700* on 17800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. See EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non], U S A: WRMI
** SPAIN. 15385, Jan 2 at 1520, drumming at first sounds Firedrakey, then mixed with other music and at 1522 singing; poor-fair. Only thing scheduled is REE, so probably some ethnic musical feature (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7730, checking for new WRMI frequency (tho an old WYFR one, way-out-of-band), supposed to replace 15440 to Europe from Dec 28, but was on second harmonic 15460 instead. Jeff said they would skip Dec 29, and really be on 7730 starting Dec 30, but I neglected to check for it until January 1; finally:
7730, Jan 1 at 1940, no signal audible, nor on 15440, 15460; at 2103, now a JBA carrier on 7730, surely too weak to be Okeechobee? (7850 CHU is in OK), and still no 15460. By 2204, 7730 now very poor in English and // 9955, so it really is WRMI. Their 44-degree azimuth to Europe is worst for here, being close to 90 degrees away. The graphic frequency schedule as of Jan 2 shows 7730 at 19-22 with TOM, 22-23 with RMI programming. But the program grid dated Dec 28 shows at 22-23 weekdays, it`s more Overcomer then too. I didn`t listen enough to decide whether 7730 & 9955 were really TOM or something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15610, Jan 1 at 2105, WEWN English is AWOL, tho squealing away as usual in Spanish on 13830, 12050. Propagation should not be a factor since its closest SWBC neighbor, 15550-USB WJHR, is audible with a fraxion of WEWN`s power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Jan 1 at 2108 check, WTWW-3 is still off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring. 1702 not finished yet, so 1701 played UT Thursday Jan 2 at 0430 on WRMI. Often has been barely- or in-audible, but tonight at 0445 check, fairly good signal on 9955!
First broadcast of #1702 is for 1330 Thursday Jan 2 on 9955. Tuning in early at 1313, piano music turns out to be a R. Prague feature on composer Bohuslav Martinu with a circle over the U. There is still pulse jamming, tnx a lot Arnie! which axually worsens as 1330 approaches. Last bit talking about Martinu with a circle over the U finishes by 1329, more music, maybe fill, until 1330:10 Andy Sennitt WRMI ID for a semiminute, delaying WOR start until 1330:40. Besides the jamming, there is evitable ACI from 9950 Furusato no Kaze, scheduled until 1357, 100 kW, 2 degrees from Taiwan. Otherwise OK until 1355:12 when the other WRMI transmitter overrides 9955 with carrier test for about a dekasecond, during clip of the BBCWS interview with me. WOR is cut off at 1358:44 after I say, ``I am not impressed ---`` Well, that makes for a teaser, anyway, for untruncated repeats, as I am about to review Spectrum Monitor. Then `WRMI Scoreboard`, 1359:35 flip from the 160
to the 315 antenna and transmitter with much stronger signal, Zanotti ID and into next preacher.
Further WORLD OF RADIO 1702 airings:
Thu 2201 on WTWW-1 9475
UT Fri 0430v on WWRB 3195
Sat 0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB
UT Sun 0030 on WTWW-2 5085
UT Sun 0501 on WTWW-1 5830
UT Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB [NEW, ex Sat 0300v]
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB [BTW we were not pre-empted after all on Wed Jan 1, but monitored in Europe on 6190 instead]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1220, Jan 2 at 1336 UT, S Asian language stands out here, news? from N/S, no doubt The Metroplex TX outlet heard before, KZEE Weatherford but street address in North Richland Hills, P O Box in Hurst, ``South Asian Radio``, ``Hot Pepper 1220``, 1600/200 watts U4, all per NRC AM Log 2013. That means different direxional patterns day and night, despite NRC Pattern Book 2013 showing it ND day and night. FCC AM Query shows day pattern has main blob from NNE to ESE, a notch but not a deep one at 335 degrees, and not much further north toward Enid. Despite lower power, night pattern is better for us, a broad cardioid with null to its southwest. But it should now be on day pattern, official January sunrise 1330 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [non]. SW conditions from E Asia are much improved today, but not MW. Nothing to show from a 9-kHz TP carrier search 531-999 kHz at 1333-1335 January 2. I`ll have to settle for 1220 from DFW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1852 UT January 2
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