** BRAZIL. 11855, July 8 at 0554, ``Bridge Over Troubled Waters`` song, but lyrix unseem English; maybe Brazuguese, but not sure of that either. It`s R. Aparecida, but this song is not religious, rather about friendship, or by extension love; 9630, July 8 at 0556 hearing more of same on weaker signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11880, July 8 at 0553, no signal from RHC English, unlike 24 hours ago; back on 6060 where it`s supposed to be, keeping company with the rest of The Cuban Five.
11845, July 8 at 1317, lite pulse jamming is *still* here on frequency R. Martí abandoned years ago. Turn it on and forget it forever!
11860, July 8 at 1318, open carrier/dead air from RHC, while all others checked are nominally modulating: 11950, 13740, 15230, 15370, 15730. Left a receiver on 11860, which finally came to life at 1333, programming JIP by the Radio Cuba sloppy-rator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Channel A2 NTSC, July 7 at 2235 UT, brief fade-in of novela with TRECE legend at upper-right, i.e. bug for Azteca-13 network. Had been monitoring 54-60 MHz most of the day waiting for Es MUF to reach it, but nothing more than this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 9690-, July 8 at 0557, VON is already on with good signal, drumming and singing prior to Hausa hour. // 7255- also audible at 0603 July 8 but much weaker and undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 13775, July 8 at 0600, wake-up music, brief interruption by uteblatt, ``I want to be a soldier`` song which it seems they play every day, then ``This is the Nigerian Armed Forces Radio, broadcasting on 11825 in the 25 meter band and 13775 in the 21 meter band. The Nigerian Armed Forces Radio will bring you news, views and comment on matters of the moment``; 11825 is much weaker, but seemingly //. These tests via FRANCE have been extended at least until July 10. Note: I am not quoting Ivo who has now also stated this, but he is quoting me without saying so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [non]. 12025, July 8 at 0551, good signal from NBC relay amid silly ballgame coverage. Seems a lot of them are played in the local afternoons, this being almost 4 pm in PNG; evenings would be only marginally cooler in the tropix.
9860, July 8 at 0557, poor signal but finally able to hear the other scheduled frequency for NBC relay, also with SBG and // 12025 --- not exactly! 9860 is about a second, or one word behind 12025. This bolsters our belief that contrary to published info, not all of this is from ``Townsville`` --- Brandon when carrying R. Australia would also be a satellite delay behind Shepparton. 12025 signal remains ``too good`` to be 10 kW, and the only 100 kW transmitters had been idle in Shepparton, Victoria.
6075, July 8 at 1251, NBC with poor signal in music past hourtop, 1302 NBC ID and a bit of news?, ads, 1306 back to music; still audible very poorly with music at 1326. Until 1300 there was hardly anything else audible around 49m except 5830 WTWW; after 1300, RNZI on 6170 with much stronger signal but it too is losing out by 1330, a bihour after sunrise here.
Dan Ferguson points out that ``The HFCC public data file now shows entries covering the broadcasts of the Pacific Games by PNG`s National Radio, via Brandon, Australia. The entries cover the dates July 1 to October 24. Perhaps this implies continuing broadcasts after the conclusion of the Games, perhaps not.``
These are over-registered including 5995 as alternate for 6075, and 9660 as alternate for 9860. And frequency management is still being outsourced to Bernd Friedewald = BFM. Like too much of HFCC ``official`` info, this must include disinformation, as real monitoring still indicates 12025 and 6075 are Shepparton, while 9860 is Brandon. Possibly even NBC is in the dark about this; at least they claim to be on Townsville only. But what does Friedewald know? He`s not likely to say. I`m rather amused/bemused that other sources continue to believe the official info rather than our own monitoring evidence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 550, July 8 at 0605 UT, Missouri and Illinois news by guy with a Britishish accent. I wish I could place it exactly, not Queen`s. Then KTRS Forecast from St Louis; outroed his name but hard to catch, maybe something like Trevor Phillips Ford? And into Jim Bohannon. Searching on Trevor Phillips leads to a report on Ferguson he did from KTRS for WFLA in Florida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15350.5-USB, July 8 at 1404, colloquial Spanish 2-way intruding, one much stronger than the other, with weak het from a legit station on 15350.0, which per HFCC could be Germany or Egypt; per Aoki no Egypt, just Gospel for Asia in Bondo on Wednesdays via Nauen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1530 UT July 8Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org
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