** CUBA. 6165, Nov 8 at 0053, RHC in Spanish `Mesa Redonda` extra show not // 6070 et al., as now scheduled 00-01 // 11950 (unchecked) UT Tue-Sat only. Expect 6165 to switch to English at 0100 as alleged in old and new schedules, but at 0120 I notice it`s off, and still off at 0149, leaving only 6000 for English during this hour, which at 0120 was interviewing a guest from Suriname. 5040 alone now has English at 00-01 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12035, Nov 8 at 0105, R. Cairo Spanish is only humwhine on good signal level
12080, Nov 8 at 0105, very poor carrier with flutter, can be Cairo?
9965, Nov 8 at 0106, humwhine and Arabic, sufficient modulation, fair with flutter
9860, Nov 8 at 0108, R. Cairo, good with flutter, undermodulated Spanish but not too distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9935, Nov 8 at 0056, Greek music and talk at the same time, but mixed that way rather than CCI, as better heard at 9420 //. Now 9935 doesn`t have to worry about ACI blasts from 9930 WTWW which is off with no BS to purvey; see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, Nov 8 at 0107, KBS World Radio in Spanish via WHRI at 01-02 remains here in B-14, and VG signal, but I have boycotted reporting it in resentment for their failure to employ such a relay in English *so we can hear it in North America!* Now there is something to say about it: this WHRI transmitter is squealing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Nov 8 at 0101, pirate music, ``hard country``; 0130 still going; 0142 ID amid music I think is XLR8 but not clear; 0155, really jammin` now with soul song, and yes, 0157 XLR8 ID. During this semihour there have been two other pirates, on 6925 and 6920, qq. vv. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Nov 8 at 0136, pirate music until 0139 when YL abruptly says something is ``on the porch`` and music stops and/or off. 0143 check it`s back on and stronger now exceeding 6935 XLR8, with music, really jammin`. 0152 same thing happens again with ``on the porch`` and silence past my quittage at 0157. This thread
has it as Big Dawg Radio, specifically per LighthouseOhio:
``Must be Big Dog Radio - half way through "JET" op said something about a big dog, and best if you stay on the porch. After the song said the same thing - then off the air?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6920-AM, Nov 8 at 0140 a third but much weaker pirate has appeared along with 6925-USB and 6935-USB. Seems to be talking about pirate radio and with a pirateradio-algo @ gmail? .com address. At 0157 as I am QRTing, is making feedback and other noises but just too weak. Many heard it in this thread with much better signal, north and east of here, as Pirate Radio Boston:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1460, Nov 7 at 2039 UT on caradio, KZUE El Reno is still plugged into a Mexican network, ID only as XERFR-FM, 103.1, and later as ``Radio Fórmula, Cadena Nacional`` or rather internacional, including Mexican commercials probably inapplicable in Oclajoma. Not sure how much of KZUE`s schedule is thus, and whether they do any local commercial cutaways (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 11650, Nov 8 at 0148, Qur`an, good with flutter and nothing on 9500. I wonder if R. Sultanate of Oman is now here intentionally in B-14 rather than by mistake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980+, Nov 8 at 0051, JBA carrier, presumed R. Chaski, slightly on hi side. Again too much ACI from 5985 WRMI BS and CCI from BBC/UAE to try to track Chaski`s cutoff after 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Nov 8 at 0114:10 tune-in JBA carrier, 0114:14 ramping up to strong signal so at first may have been only exciter, and the inevitable trans-polar flutter; musical prélude from 0114:46 but NO mistimesignal as expected around 0115:19, instead a pause and then SLBC sign-on announcements and into a S Asian song. So their clock is still slow even without a formal MTS. If they can`t set it accurately, suppressing it is the proper course of action (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15580, Friday Nov 7 at 2119, I am surprised to hear hyper hostess Heather Maxwell with `Music Time in Africa` on VOA and with a VG signal. That means this hour is currently via Greenville, putting out its usual off-the-back big sig to central America. Surprised, because that show is normally on Saturdays & Sundays at 21-22 UT, with other VOA Music Mix shows on weekdays, genre by genre. Song now is about Ebola, outroed at 2121 as ``Africa, Stop Ebola``. 2129 break for some mailbag responses; 2159 outro she gives times at 0900 and 2100 on certain days, but not 2100 Friday! Master Control played the wrong file? Right into sign-off with Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Here`s the show page, where of course there is no info at all about its scheduling:
Currently has linx to Nov 2 and Nov 1 shows, with identical generic content stuff, but buttons for Listen, Playlist, Download. So I hit Playlist for Nov 2 to see if that`s the one with the Ebola song, and what do I get? No playlist, just a flash audio player. So I play it, and there it is at 19:35 into file, a multilingual collaboration.
HFCC confirms in B-14 at 21-22 only, 15580 is GB at 94 degrees; previous hour at 20-21 now via Vatican, violating separation of church and state, and before that all the way back to 1400, either Botswana or São Tomé, all-English.
Here`s current complete! schedule of all that`s left of VOA English:
Not bothering with such nitty details as sites
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1746 monitoring: confirmed Friday Nov 7 at 2130:32 on WRMI, 7570 & 15770. This airing, not being on 9955, has not made a DST unshift, remains at same UT as before; always starts a semi-minute late after: 2129:30 WRMI ID by Rudy Espinal; 2130:00 fill music where one might have expected a WRMI ID by gh like precedes WOR broadcasts elsewhen (and nowhen else that I know of).
Perhaps WOR will show at some unexpected new time this weekend on 9395, Global 24: check their website and Facebook in case advance programming plans appear. Otherwise:
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
UT Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; usw
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Checking the WWRB website, http://www.wwrb.org I find the usual hype about its superior facilities, including five ``fully operational`` transmitters of 100 or 150 kW, even tho we never hear more than two on the air at any one time. And the program schedules along with linx to them have been removed! They were very out of date but the one for 3185 did show some of the shows really aired, including World of Radio, Thursdays at 11:30 pm ET, but which has failed to appear unscathed or at all, the past several weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, Nov 8, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085 & 9930, Nov 8 at 0056, WTWW-2 is still gone from both night and day frequencies as it has been all week. That means no Brother Scare, who has pulled out of WTWW, which must be a major financial hit, altho as an (almost) full-time client he would have been getting a considerable discount. So #2 transmitter may be off because of that rather than a breakdown (or both, which cause and which effect? He could hardly have been happy with all the interruptions, hours of dead air, or pre-emptions under `normal` circumstances). Previously, if #2 was down, Ted would sometimes put BS on #3, 12105. Now at 0109 check, 12105 is on the air but with Russian Bibling, having shifted an hour later than in A-season, and 9475 is still on with SFAW/PPPP. We`ll see if Ted can or does turn on #2 for his own music shows Saturday and Sunday evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5110-CUSB, Nov 8 at 0057, WBCQ, The Planet IS and ID playing here prior to `Allan Weiner Worldwide` now at unshifted time of 0100-0200+ UT Saturdays. On 7490 someshow is already running and delayed about 28 seconds on // 9330. Host thinks it`s ``Sunday evening``, so unanticipated a playback now. Sked shows it`s Fred Flintstone. Nothing audible on possible fourth frequency 15420.
At 0100, however, I hear no ``William Tell Overture`` theme to AWWW, but some other music which keeps playing for a while as I am checking Global 24, Cairo, pirates, KBS. 0111 I get back to 7490 and now AWWW is underway discussing the elexion, notes that competitor Global 24 is carrying `Democracy Now` but ``the far left drives you bananas``. Retune 7490 at 0122 as AW is telling a caller that a backup transmitter is in use, about 2 dB down from the main, but sufficient; missed which frequency this was about!
This time the three WBCQ channels are all out of synch with each other: first 7490, then 5110, then 9330 (which is strongest by far) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Nov 8 at 0059, WRMI has a commercial from ``a Global 24 sponsor``, Connectorzone.com for shortwave accessories, 0100 news headlines from EuroNet News and 0102 into heralded 2-hour `Rendezvous` special from same, celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall; says it`s coming live from Brandenburg Gate (where it`s 2 am, really? Maybe they are celebrating all-night in Berlin). Show alternates classic tunes with talk segments, interviews, etc., about the occasion. 0113 ``Revolution`` song. A special QSL is being offered this weekend, and more Berlin-wall anniversary shows are expected.
BTW, Ed Insinger says 9395 aired Media Network Plus at 0000-0030 Nov 8 including my propagation report at 0026.
Signal is only fair to start and degrades as the hour goes on. I can`t help but notice at 0129 that BS is still blasting in on both higher and lower bands, 11825 and 7570, from same Okeechobee site but on 315-degree antennas. What a pity G24 can`t use one of those facilities, or some other 7 MHz frequency on NW antenna. That would broadly cover North America much better, but Europe not so well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7455, Nov 8 at 0117 bigsig, TruNews on WRMI is instead open carrier/dead air, but makes it easier to enjoy the RTTY; // 5850 and weakest 5015 are OK, not dead. Recheck 0134, still DA on 7455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6115, Nov 8 at 0119, WWCR still on an hour later now until 0200, unfortunately, not yet on 3215; bit of blues music, then commercial for a handy ``pandemic kit`` with eight items to fight off the viri, yeah right (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505.3, Nov 8 at 0124, no WRNO yet, presumably unshifted now to ~0200-0500 UT schedule, altho as always in HFCC B-14 it`s registered for 22-16 UT, and on still imaginary 15590 at 16-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0505 UT November 8
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - email@example.com