** AUSTRALIA. 9475, Jan 12 at 1157, RA playing ``Simple Gifts`` during `Sunday Night` religion show, strangely better here to Asia than on // 9580 to Pacific & North America. Odd propagation today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 6060, Jan 12 at 1147, song almost like an hymn, very poor with flutter, but better than 6055 with very little signal from Nikkei, Japan. 1149 announcement with repeating phrases, website, mentions RCI? Then song with phone-tones; recheck after 1200 it`s gone. Consulting the Big 3 schedules, I think this must be CRI in Tagalog/Filipino via Beijing site, at 1130-1157. PBS Sichuan, Chengdu in Tibetan is also scheduled, but continues on air until 1515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, Jan 12 at 1139, R. Rebelde, good carrier level, but modulation very suppressed, audible only at distorted peaks. Wiggle that patchcord? May take more than that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13680, Jan 11 at 2114, RHC open carrier/dead air. I think they tend to leave the transmitter on during one-hour break in the `European` service after Arabic until 2100, until Spanish from 2200. Standard remark about starving Cubans vs wasted energy. (During DST season Spanish starts at 2100, so no break then.) At 2114, 11760 // 11880 properly in French.
6165, Jan 12 at 0053, RHC English carrier for 0100 is already on, along with squeals but no other modulation; they seem to peak around 5-6 kHz away from center carrier.
9850, Jan 12 at 1205, no signal from RHC, but it`s on by 1330 recheck
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 7205, Jan 12 at 0105, very poor signal in unknown language, fading. Per HFCC and Aoki at this hour it can only be Uighur, from Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, at 230 degrees. Aoki says 50 kW at 2310-0300, HFCC says 100 kW at 2330-0257. EiBi agrees with Aoki on the timespan, but is noncommittal on the power and azimuth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ECUADOR. 6050, Jan 12 at 1143, HCJB with anti-science sermon in Spanish, denigrating Richard Dawkins; basically, ``look at all the stuff around us, so there must be a god``. Fair signal compared to very little from 6055 Japan today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, Jan 12 at 0109, Helliniki Radiophonia playing song in English, ``I cried a river over you``, good signal, and // very poor 7475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Jan 12 at 0051, R. Chaski carrier vs splash from 5990 Cuba, and separate occasional noise bursts, not jamming, but this time seeming to be on the Chaski carrier itself. Claudio Galaz, Chile, who also monitors this almost every evening, has been reporting frequent transmission/modulation problems. Cutoff at 0103:18* which is 11.5 seconds later than 48 hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [and non]. 17705, Jan 12 at 1621, Brother Scare via WHRI is VG here, but nothing on scheduled // 9840. Both these are supposed to be daily at 1600-1800, unlike certain other transmissions at 5 or 6 days a week. See also USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [non]. PCJ incomplete via WRMI: See U S A
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1703 monitoring: last week`s additional airings on WRMI recurred this week; tnx, Jeff: confirmed Sat Jan 11 at 2130:10 on 7730, poor signal here, but aimed toward Europe, where reports I have seen during other programming also indicate poor reception; and confirmed at 0031 UT Sun Jan 12 on 9495 toward S America, fair signal with some fading, but no jamming --- until 0055 when I can hear the pulses ramping up for adjacent 9490 about to start R. República via France at 0100 (which however was inaudible, just jamming). This time only a few of my words after ``concluding`` were cut off at 0059 for YFR theme and Zanotti ID, 9495 off at 0100:10*.
WOR 1703 also confirmed on WTWW-2, 5085, VG starting shortly after 0028 UT Sunday Jan 12. By 0500, WTWW-1, 5830 was very weak but I could make out the carrier, and confirmed WOR on webcast. Next:
UT Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB.
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955 (hope better than Jan 12: inaudible then)
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955 and 9690, Jan 12 at 1155 check, no signals from WRMI; off the air? Odd for it not to be propagating at all. Back to sleep until alarm at 1329 for PCJ Radio International, to find things are all mixed up at WRMI:
11880, Jan 12 at 1329 tune-in I`m hearing Brother Scare instead, but soon switch a bit late to PCJ program, mentioning FM in Port Moresby, and timesignal 30 seconds late, which is worse than no timesignal at all. `Focus Asia Pacific` first with several stories in depth; 1345 only commercial, again for Tecsun (sounds like Texan; not) and into `Happy Station`, live. Including mailbag acknowledgments and mention that Victor G has just reported that CNR1 is QRMing, presumably meaning on 9335; is it deliberate jamming again? As usual, nothing audible here on that from Sri Lanka or China.
OK until 1400 when 11880 suddenly switches to Brother Scare, becoming // 11825 and 9690. This goes on for four minutes while we miss PCJ. 1404 back to PCJ not only on 11880, but now that`s also on 9690 and 11825 instead of BS! (Meanwhile 9955 continued with separate programs)
Keith Perron says the PCJ SW broadcasts will be taking a break until after Chinese New Year as he has other stuff to do, but will definitely come back. A transmitter from RIZ in Croatia is anticipated to arrive shortly for his own SW station in Taiwan, after lots of red-tape import delays.
Keith is also again promoting giveaway of a SW receiver. But before we can hear the call-out for that (my phone never rang), at 1421 another feed switch on 11880, not to BS this time, but to the YFR themesong loop which WRMI has on standby as filler. And so that continued for the rest of the hour until 1430* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Jan 11 at 2113, pop/rock music, poor signal, presumably ZBC on late until cutoff at 2114* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1636 UT January 12
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