** BIAFRA [non]. 11600, Dec 16 at 2053, JBA carrier from R. Biafra. Other reporters further east had been hearing drumming/music until this time when they finally starting announcing in English. Ivo Ivanov confirms the new site is Kostinbrod, BULGARIA, with a very strong signal for him a few km away. He thought SPC might be on a 270-degree antenna to W Africa, but that is far from the true bearing toward Biafra, 205 degrees. Wolfgang BÃschel, looking at Google Earth, says there is an antenna headed 195 degrees which would be a lot closer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1804, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 5990, Dec 16 at 2053, JBA carrier here: I am checking John Cooper`s report from PA of RNA at 2000, since Romania is also on 5990 until 2100, and RNA has not been reported at any time on 5990 for many months. Recheck at 2102, no longer a carrier on 5990.
11780, meanwhile, I`m also checking at 2053 for possible // to 5990, and find no signal. Rechecking that at 2100, now it`s on with good signal, 11780.1 as usual, so must have just started, for `A Voz do Brasil`, the mandatory government hour at its DST timing. Could it be that same transmitter runs daytimes on 5990 until 2100? Brasileiros could tell us.
John had also heard a timesignal on 5990, so I`m wondering if RNA ever does that, or not. Or does RRI? Tuned in 11780 too late after 2100, but I`m listening again at 2159-2202, and there is no TS; however Voz do Brasil is running one minute over, not ending until 2201, then multi-Nacional station IDs plus MEC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, Dec 16 at 0423, no signal from RNGE, Bata: I am checking during every commercial break within ``Childhood`s End``, part 2 of 3, new 6-hour miniseries of Arthur C. Clarke`s epic SF novel, on SyFy cable channel. The whole thing will be repeated at 1400-2000 UT Sunday Dec 20. Finally at 0525 and 0552, I am getting a JBA carrier on 5005 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9525.0, Dec 16 at 1322, JBA carrier from VOI during alleged English hour. It may have corrected the frequency after years almost on 9526.0, but no improvement in strength or modulation. Maybe changed to another even weaker transmitter which happens to be closer to nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1804, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Wed Dec 16 at 1320, VP signal in talk; 1328 pianomusic, with Korean? Rapid beeping maybe jamming barely audible on hi side; 1333, typical Shiokaze sounder from JAPAN site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Dec 16 at 1515, Radio (not Royal) Sultanate of Oman is back on air after missing a week or two, in Arabic, music, S6. Rumen Pankov, Bulgaria, had not heard this or other frequencies since Dec 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1803 monitoring: confirmed the Wed Dec 16 1415.5 broadcast on WRMI 9955 at 1438 check, VG with no jamming. Also confirmed Wed Dec 16 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, VG and glad not to be hearing any BBC Thailand CCI. Today it`s close to 7490.00-AM rather than 7489.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5109.7-CUSB, UT Wed Dec 16 at 0245, `Amateur Radio Roundtable` confirmed on new frequency via WBCQ, ex-9330-CUSB which was not propagating well into the winter night. Even this is poor-fair, much weaker than competing ham show on 5085 WTWW, as Ted and ARR have parted ways. ARR is however primarily a live video webcast via http://w5kub.com Nominal length on WBCQ is one sesquihour but can be extended. Host Tom Medlin wants to appeal to SWLs as well as hams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570, Wed Dec 16 at 2108, WRMI with `FG Radio` as scheduled, also on 15770 but not synchronized, separate playouts. At 2115 on 7570, `Viva Miami` as also scheduled, inviting listeners to an Okeechobee open house on Nov 30, so it`s an old show, rest of it mailbag. `Wavescan` follows on 7570 at 2130, and by now I`m not hearing 15770, which is supposed to carry 75% of the RFI English hour Wednesdays starting at 2115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Dec 16 at 1348, R. Sana`a music starts after sermon/discussion; mostly rousing music after 1400, interrupted at 1437 for Qur`an, sundown call to prayer, getting to be a reliable spot for it. Continues to peak during this hour with remarkable strength way over here; fading a bit after 1502 and CCI from IBB Kuwait grows (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1804, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6035, Dec 16 at 1338, I have two very weak carriers, one about 6035.03 and the other 6034.95, so I assume they are respectively, PBS Yunnan, V of Shangri-La higher, and BBS Bhutan, lower; however, Ron Howard heard BBS going off an hour earlier. However2, he agrees they are irregular and could have come back on; and agrees on the precise frequencies.
However3, checking the following morning broadcast at 0022 Dec 17, Wolfgang BÃschel found BBS 100 Hz higher than usual, on 6035.053; while 24 hours after my log, Yunnan was on exactly 6035.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1808 UT December 17