** AUSTRALIA. 9685, Sunday May 22 at 1242, ``Softly & Tenderly`` hymn after SE Asian language, S9; 1244 gospel rock in English, announcement, 1245, ``Gott sei die Ehre`` theme and announcement. Aoki shows this is RBA going from Malay to Indonesian. Noticed this impinging upon 9680 where I was trying to pull Zambia thru the China radio war (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA [and non]. 6940-USB, May 22 at 0130, pirate music on VG S9+40 signal overriding the local device noise level even on the R-75. Only one station could pull this off, and soon confirmed at 0135 ID for Wolverine Radio, this time with multiple echoes, first time I have heard it that way; and right into SSTV beeps until 0138*.
BTW, this far eclipses the puny VP S7 signal on 9925 from The Mighty KBC via Germany, which from next week is reducing to only one hour UT Sun from 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, May 22 at 0521 UT, KGWA Enid is in open carrier/dead air but heavy hum past 0535 UT; recheck at 0801 UT now it`s modulating during Fox ``News``. Occasional chex at 0500 UT (local midnite) for many months have not found any 5-minute ``Fox holes`` of dead air like used to appear sporadically but regularly. So I hasten to employ the DX-398 and try to null the KGWA carrier, volume turned up, wary that modulation might cut back on at any instant.
At 0534 I do hear a local weather cast. It`s probably KMA Shenandoah IA during a syndicated talkshow break; second choice KGKL San Angelo TX, based on numerous previous receptions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1826 monitoring: confirmed Sat May 21 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330-CUSB (back on primary transmitter); WA0RCR unchecked. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330vvv, WBCQ tests(?) of the alternate weak AM transmitter here continue during most of the day & night when nothing is scheduled on the much stronger CUSB transmitter. Sunday May 22 at 1210, S2-S3 with C&W music, and unreadable quick announcement; 1221 tentative ID as WHVW, and Dixieland music; 1229 classic country; finally at 1236, clear ``This is the heart and soul of American music, WHVW``.
WHVW is 950 in Hyde Park NY, run by J. P. ``Pirate Joe``, Ferraro, who also has his own shows on WBCQ 7490v, a longtime accomplice of Allan Weiner; and WHVW programming has been used before as filler on WBCQ. J. P. often serves as a more liberal counterfoil to the increasingly conservative A. W.
Here`s a 38-month-old programme schedule:
altho the page is titled even older at December 2012, showing Sundays at 10-15 UT is/was `Murray the Machine` also the default program for many more hours thruout the week.
Meanwhile, the frequency is constantly varying, and I remeasure it several times on the R-75 as follows:
1325, 9329.740, heard it jump
It`s getting weaker and weaker into the dayside, and recheck at 1500 can`t detect it vs local noise level; nor can detect it at 1610, but could still be on, totally absorbed. AFAIK, no one else has reported these extended 9330-AM broadcasts from WBCQ/WHVW, not even on HFUnderground (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, May 21 after 2330, quick check on BST-1 caradio (on the way back from squirrel haven north of Enid), WWRB is indeed on with a gospel huxter invoking prayers for various brothers, including Dave at WWRB.
As of 1445 UT May 22, website still hasn`t been updated to show 15240 instead of 9370, but reminds us the 5050 service is supposedly Sat-Sun-Mon only between 23 and 04 UT. So far, I think it has been turning off much earlier than 04.
15240, May 22 at 1501, WWRB isn`t back on yet. But at 1605 recheck, now 15239.97 is on but only S7 as today Dave is in another time-filling monolog (which are the best part of WWRB programming), partly similar to what he was saying yesterday at 1630 but not a playback; about the Radio RSA IS, adding that he got permission to use it; then lamenting that young people don`t appreciate how things were for 60-year-old Dave. Recently hired a 20-year-old YL as copilot, who couldn`t grasp celestial navigation since it is no longer taught in flight schools. At night, he proved he could calculate the plane`s position within two miles using his sextant and she was *awed*.
Signal improved to S9 by 1616, but certainly not big. Comparing: 15825 WWCR is JBA S1, but 15610 WEWN is S9+20 --- indicating spotty sporadic E is favoring AL rather than TN at the moment. Nothing on the 50 MHz DXmap but on 28 MHz, Es opening from AZ to OK and TX is shown, MUF 32.
Unknown yet what would ensue at 1630, or 1700 but presumably the Ugandan clandestine until 1900, whatever it is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZAMBIA [non]. 9680, Sunday May 22 at 1230, trying to detect Voice of Hope, but nothing audible except CNR1 echo jamming against inaudible RTI. So is VOHA still off following yesterday`s abrupt crash at 1246?
Yes, Ray Robinson explains that the cause was a fried lizard (why allow lizards into the transmitter?), and hoped to have it back up this afternoon before nominal 1700*. At 1349 UT he wrote:
``The culprit was found to be a lizard that had gotten into the transmitter. It was rather crispy, and had been causing the short. The guys are reassembling the equipment and should be testing it again this afternoon. Ray.``
After China radio war is finished at 1400, still no other signal detectable on 9680, nor at 1500, 1610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1646 UT May 22