** ALBANIA. 9855-, July 3 at *0118:51 R. Tirana humbuzz atop IS starts up at S6 level, same old story and laments (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday July 3, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY has a good but not really good signal, 0030 break for a sesquiminute of Kim`s Radiogram allegedly presenting fireworx. Recheck at 0100 just in time to hear it going off, so again only one hour this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 9515, July 2 at 0459, JBA carrier, but *0500 S9-S6 signal choppy with deep fading, SINPO 35423, African music and sign-on in English as ``You are listening to Radio Niger Delta, the Voice of Peace, broadcasting from New York on 9515 ---`` with contact info: email@example.com, http://www.nigerdeltaradiovop.com [sic; see below] and also how to text them. ``News, views and comment on development of the Niger Delta``. Also gives two phone numbers. Says an interview will be coming up, but next from 0503 it`s an emphatic speaker but poor quality audio off Skype or something, unreadable. 0533 recheck, YL with contact info again, some music and back to speech; some more hilife music until 0540 final check, S7 to S4.
DXLD yg members have been reporting and opining about this. ``The "background" offered by this clickbaiting trash TV station may well be plain disinformation. It does not appear to use any research, beyond reproducing the announcement posted at https://www.facebook.com/radionigerdelta
This Facebook profile is active already for almost a year. It first pretended to support secessionist efforts (not the Igbo-Biafra ones but a separate "Republic Niger Delta"). Now this: "The broadcast declared total support for dialogue and extends its hand of fellowship to President Muhammadu Buhari. It also expressed its appreciation and readiness to continue working with National Security Adviser General Babagana Monguno."
It is apparently not just this armchair observer who suspects a black clandestine operation from the Nigerian government:
``It appears that the evening broadcast might simply be a repeat of the morning broadcast. At least that is what it seems to be on the first day of broadcasts. The introductory message says "Good morning, Nigeria" and the morning frequency of 9515 kHz is mentioned. Later in the broadcast, they mention they will be on the air again in the evening on 11985 kHz.
The website address mentioned in the broadcast (www.nigerdeltaradiovop.com) is incorrect. The actual URL is http://www.radionigerdeltavop.com
The name of the station is written on the website as both "Radio Niger Delta Voice of Peace" (more frequently) and "Radio Niger Delta — Voice of Peace" (i.e., with a dash; just in the site banner).
The station is clearly pro-federalist ("Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria"). Richard Langley, NB``
Wolfgang Büschel says the signal on 9515 is equivalent to the Algerian relay via FRANCE on 9535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6930.00-USB, July 3 at 0022, rap music, S6 vs the S9 storm noise level. These logs say it was WJD Radio Indiana:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7610-AM, July 3 at 0044 I find a pirate here discussing times which don`t match current: 8:21 ET, 7:21 CT, etc., as monolog continues. Very poor S3 vs Kansas storm noise level of S5. 0048 brief music maybe a jingle, mostly music after 0050.
0058 recheck is off, then much stronger carrier cuts on and off and on, same or different station? Now S9, 0101 starts talking with background noise, unreadable, then something about television from South America, blond blue-eyed beautiful Aryans; 0102 past 0117 nothing but music, classic rock segués. Wish he had put some IDs in there. By 0120 peaking at S9+20, and I refine frequency to 7609.97 --- then I have to quit and do some mowing before it gets dark even tho it`s above 27 degrees.
7610, recheck at 0243 July 3, it`s still on. Talking about gospel huxters, inviting Brother Scare to pay him to broadcast his stuff; S9+10, more rock music. At 0300, announcement of thanks and shoutout to Kentucky; correct time as 0300 hours UT, refers to X-FM on 6885 (which I have also been hearing; separate log), band improving, and 7610 op has been listening to 6885 which he says has SSB QRM from 6881, but clear if tuned on USB. Fourth of July wishes; tech details on his AM carrier: 15 amps at 240 volts. I still can`t understand an ID he seemingly gives before closedown at 0302*
MANY others have been logging this in HF Underground as MAC Shortwave:
However, the closing ID is reported as Red Beacon Radio! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.00-USB, July 3 at 0112, big band music, soon Wolverine Radio ID, S9+25. Off at 0244 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6884.973-AM, July 3 at 0246 talk about July 4, great country of ours; 0248 ID ``XFM shortwave, glorious C-QUAM AM stereo``, greeting Tim Rahto; address firstname.lastname@example.org, phone number clearly copied is 408 800 6925. 408 AC is east of San Francisco CA, so it could be a forwarder. Another slogan: ``music to the power of X``. (7610 station was also listening and signed off at 0302 recommending we retune to XFM) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, July 3 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, Urubamba until autocutoff at 0103:39* which is 13.5 seconds later than last check two nights ago, July 1 at 0103:25.5*, so averaging 6.75 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, July 2 at 0542, music at S1-S4, presumably SIBC once again staying on day channel later than usual 0500* on the frequency all to itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 3 at 0115, S1 SLBC prélude music underway, and 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:17.5 as expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat July 2 at 1650, WWRB is out of whack, African(?) music modulation cutting off and on twice per second. Still at 1658, and same malady continues during formal opening of Radio Munansi, with anthem, and choral themesong. So the preceding music hour is obviously coming over the same feed. Isn`t anyone paying attention? Mick Delmage, Alberta said some good African music went haywire at 1610-1620+. My recheck at 1727 finds it now OK, the speaker in Luganda(?) with looong pauses so I first thought it was dead air.
It remains doubtful that this broadcast is reaching Uganda. Ivo Ivanov thinks the azimuth is 45 degrees which is aiming at Paris, yet I could not get a readable signal via nearby UTwente, while Uganda is really 70 degrees from WWRB. Try again Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1832 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms the July 2 Sat 0630 airing on Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB, which was preceded by Switzerland in Sound. Via UTwente I`m checking HLR 7265-CUSB starting at 1427 Sat July 2: seems nothing, then trace of a signal but too weak to recognize whether it`s my voice on MN+ or WOR, nor the WOR theme which should have played at 1431. No better during following semihour. Anyhow, HLR may be on the air. Also confirmed Sat July 2 at 2255 during the 2230 broadcast on WBCQ 9329.895-CUSB, good. Also confirmed UT Sunday July 3 at 0333 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, about 15 minutes in, at the NZ item, marred by heavy storm crashes from KS/MO, so started around 0317. 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. 12105, July 3 at 0026, WTWW-3 is reactivated, first time heard in over a week, but no longer with Bibling Worldwide in various languages. Instead it`s country gospel music in English, soon canned ID by Ted, and again 0118; only S7-S8 while 9475 WTWW-1 is S9+50. Neither WTWW-2 frequency is on. 12105 is still on at 0253, ex-0200*, more country gospel music at S9-S7, and now 5085 WTWW-2 is on with same kind of music but not //, S9+40, while WTWW-1 has switched to 5830 with PPP at S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9769.5-USB, July 3 at 0017, 2-way intruders, with whistling, maybe Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 12222.0-USB, July 2 at 1252, ``Kilo 85, this is Com-Com; out``. Or something like that; sounds US military tactical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0456 UT July 3