** CHINA. 6000, July 10 at 1202, Chinese music, highly stylized dialog sounds like children`s voices but maybe adults pretending, opera; no doubt CNR1, and // several other spots on 49m, all poor signals. Aoki shows 6000 as 100 kW ND from Beijing 572 site, and NOT a jammer!!
16100, July 10 at 1254, CNR1 jammer, fair; none in the 18s, 17s, 15s OOB, 14s
13980, July 10 at 1255, CNR1 jammer, very poor
12920, July 10 at 1257, CNR1 jammer, very poor
18980, July 10 at 1326, CNR1 jammer presumed, JBA, per Eibi the Fri & Tue 13-14 spot for RFA Tibetan via Kuwait and this is Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, July 10 at 0102, open carrier/dead air from RHC instead of English; and the only other early frequency, 6000 is totally off the air! What are we to do?? Wait for the hourly redundant repeats if we really want to hear it.
5990, July 10 at 0103, CRI English relay is still running past 0100, while 6000 RHC is missing --- but we recently found both on at same time, so not a matter of switching frequencies for same transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9955, July 10 at 0101, it`s the voice of Manolo de la Rosa, RHC`s Spanish DX program host of `En Contacto` --- via WRMI!! AND, ``RHC`` is getting jammed! A day we have longed for. Really, it`s `Antena DX` with an opening clip in tribute to `En Contacto` which just marked its 30th anniversary with a special on July 5 (which I missed --- all three airtimes are inconvenient for me).
Unlike Arnie, Manolo has always been friendly to me, so I will view him as a fellow victim of Cuban jamming, rather than a conspirator. The only main time 9955 ``needs`` to be jammed is M-F 2300-2400 for `Radio Libertad`, but the DentroCuban Jamming Command runs at least pulses far beyond then out of spite and/or incompetence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 11935, July 10 at 0107, R. Cairo in Spanish, poor signal but good modulation
12070, July 10 at 0107, R. Cairo, Spanish, good signal but overmodulated/distorted, // 11935
9315, July 10 at 0108, R. Cairo, supposedly Spanish, fair signal, dead air
9965, July 10 at 0108, R. Cairo, good signal, but Arabic distorted, whine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, July 10 at 0112, both ERA Avlis transmitters are off tonight; still quite irregular under the nouveau regime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500, July 10 at 0111, undermodulated Arabic on fair signal, so RSO is on proper frequency tonight. This is often absent, maybe instead on extended 15140 whether propagating or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [non]. 12025, July 10 at 0523, NBC good signal with play-by-play of something, crowd noises.
6075, July 10 at 1204, NBC National Radio, good signal with news in English of matches, rugby finals involving Fiji, basketball, so it seems the Games involve a variety of silly balls, not just soccer; lots of clips. 1207 outro as ``NBC News in Brief``, ad for PNG Power, one of the major sponsors; 1209 starts some songs in English about the games: evidently a source of great national pride. 1218 some Tarzan-yells, drumming, more songs, including one which sounds like some American YL pop star.
Except for ghoulish 5830 WTWW, 6075 is the strongest signal on band!! Far exceeding numerous China frequencies. Just what you would expect from a 100 kW Shepparton, AUSTRALIA transmitter, not a 10 kW Brandon/Townsville --- and I would not be surprised if 6075 is also beamed more into the Pacific and North America than into PNG.
1226 giving phone or app numbers, more music; 1230 announcement for 90.7 FM, some AM frequency and ``shortwave`` but no numbers; 1233 goes into Tok Pisin for interviews. Now it`s fading down as expected more than an hour after sunrise here; 1243 music and promos. Note: I mistakenly referred to these relays as 24 hours on WORLD OF RADIO 1781 --- per skeds, they amount to only 19 hours a day with a break at 14-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, July 10 at 0100, carrier detectable from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0106:03.5*, which is 42.5 seconds later than last timing 7 days ago, July 3 at 0105:21*, or averaging 6.1 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 17680 fair // weaker 17670, July 10 at 1148, excerpts from Mendelssohn`s `Midsummer Night`s Dream`, interrupted by RRI English announcement that it`s a Romanian orchestra`s recent performance; also on // 15130 at 1152 with deep fades. On a good summer morning shortly after sunrise here, RRI can propagate on 16m for at least the tail of the English hour from 1100. 17680 and 15130 are 307 degrees USward from Tsiganeshti; 17670 and unnoticed 15150 are 165 degrees East Africaward from Galbeni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, July 10 at 1155, SIBC poor signal but better than usual here with talk; 1158 national anthem; 1159 open carrier, all with ACI splash from 5025 Cuba but that is weakening. 1202 still seems to be OC, and still audible at 1223 by when maybe there is some modulation but just too weak. You never know what they will do after 1200 --- often plugs in to overnight relay of Wantok FM channel, mostly music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 10 at *0114:11 carrier cuts on from SLBC, very poor signal, but stays dead air past 0116, failing to modulate the usual musical prélude, mistimesignal and opening in Hindi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 13800, July 10 at 0524, R. Dabanga vs R. Dabanga, already overlapping sites far out of synch --- I think, or could it be Sudanese jamming using program audio like CNR1 instead of hets/tones? No, at 0527:15 one of them goes off, i.e. MADAGASCAR, leaving VATICAN alone. Mad carriers soon come up on 13840, 13765 for NHK & Vatican 0530 relays, likely one of them from the ex-13800 transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K. 11253-USB, July 10 at 0518, VOLMET mixing English and metric units for many airports but hard to recognize them with poor signal. However, ``no information available`` from Ascension and a few others, not including Bamako; 0519 ID as ``--- information broadcast``. Site thought to be in UK; EiBi lists merely as RAF VOLMET, 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1781 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday July 9 at 2100 on WRMI 7570; poor reception gradually improves as the sun lowers, notably better by 2130 for `Blues Radio International`. Next:
Fri 2130 WRMI 15770
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 7570
Sat 0630 Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1430 Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 1430 Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, July 10 at 0107, WWRB is absent instead of BSing as usual; 3185, July 10 circa 1150, no signal now either when WWRB is normally still audible. 9370, July 10 at 1431, however, is audible with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 600, July 10 at 0457 UT, Jim Bohannon is wrapping up third live hour. He used to be on WMT Cedar Rapids, and 0459 UT ID for WMT, 0500 UT Fox ``news``. Still looking for KSJB ND to show up again if really back on full power, rebuilt antennas. There are no loud & clear signals here for Jimbo from 0307 UT; and he`s no longer on WMT, so I must have been hearing KTBB Tyler TX, where per
http://www.jimbotalk.net station finder only his third hour is carried (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1538 UT July 10Enviado por; Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org
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