** ALBANIA. 9854.94, Sept 18 at 0130, R. Tirana sign-on is readable with some concentration, atop the humroar, which is still extremely annoying and discouraging one from continuing to listen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA. 15344v, Sat Sept 17 circa 2220, no signal from R. Nacional. Usually can at least detect an off-channel carrier; nor later circa 0130 UT Sun Sept 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11670, Sept 18 at 0125, RHC is open carrier/dead air at S9+20; minus modulation, that improves the splatter a lot --- keep it up! While 11760 is OK at S9+35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9800, Sept 17 at 2227, extremely distorted R. Cairo with humroar at S4, i.e. the so-called European service in English at 315 degrees which carries right on to North America, but cut off at 2228* instead of 2245, so no loss there.
9965, Sept 17 at 2228, R. Cairo is already on here with usual whine, some crackle, maybe JBM, S3, not supposed to appear until 2300 for English to E North America. At 0100 Sept 18, this one is still little but a whine but grown to S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NICARAGUA [non?]. 8989-USB, Sept 17 at 2224, JBA speaker in Spanish, presumed the fisher/preacher thought to be somewhere in or about Nicaragua intruding into the aero band. He could at least use a marine band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1000, Sept 18 at 0143 UT, KTOK OKC is in baseball, and it`s Dodgers! Half a continent away from L. A., but with ad for CHLA.org and talking about Dodgers, but whence? Finally, ``here in Phœnix``. One week ago in Kansas City, KAZ asked me if KTOK carried Dodgers, as he was hoping he was getting one of the Californians on 1000. I thought KTOK unlikely, but there it is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Sept 17 at 0055, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until auto-cutoff at 0058:35* which is 7 seconds later than last night, so we are back to the usual recession after an unexpected re-reset earlier than 0100. If this keep up, it will not reach 0100:00 for another 13 days or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9465, Sept 18 at 0156, JBA carrier, 0159 can barely make out the TRT IS and timesignal ending at 0200:02. No Qur`an heard, and no bigsig like 24 hours ago, but seems to be a second very weak signal on now. VOT now is the Uyghur hour. Meanwhile, Wolfgang Büschel checked out some other VOT services to Islamic-dominated countries and did not hear any other Qur`aning from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1843 monitoring: confirmed Saturday Sept 17 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.045-CUSB, S9. Also confirmed UT Sunday Sept 18 at 0333 during Madang, PNG item, 18 minutes into show so started at 0315 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. Next:
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
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. 15770, Sept 17, having heard ``Lincolnshire Poacher`` at 2129 closing Radio Northern Ireland, retune at 2151, to find WRMI with monotone screed about socialism, stumbling non-professional announcer, so convoluted at first it`s hard to tell whether pro or con. VG signal, but fading down by 2159.5 when switch to classic WNYW-style WRMI ID and off 2200*. Sked shows at 2145-2200 Sat it`s `Dub Politico`. Nothing about this strange program on the WRMI Programming page.
9955, Sept 17 at 2315, WRMI`s #1 frequency (rather xmtr #10), is OFF, not due to prop as 9395 is still in at S9+20. 9955 still off at 0104 Sept 18 check.
7570, Sept 18 at 0111, here`s another World Music block on WRMI, at least tonight, Italian crooner, 0113 `Chariots of Fire`, i.e. cutting away from Brother HyStairical, who is still going on 7730 and 7780. Recheck at 0216, still music not // BS. But after `Sandunga` at 0257, back to BS at 0300, so here we have at least two more hours` respite, 0100-0300 UT Sunday.
Could be this is a warmup for tomorrow night, when another PCJ Radio International special from the Radio Netherlands archives is scheduled during those exact hours, UT Monday September 19 (and first airing, should they both eventuate in full, is for Sunday September 18 at 0600-0800 to Europe on 7780).
So I will update the World Music hours each time I find a new one:
0000-0100 Tue-Sat 7730 285 degrees
0100-0300 Sunday *7570 315 degrees [and any other days?]
0700-0800 Tue-Fri 7730 285 degrees
1300-1400 Mon-Fri 11580 44 degrees
1700-1800 daily *13695 315 degrees
2000-2100 Mon-Sat 11580 44 degrees
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, Sat Sept 17 at 2335 check, on `Shortwave Saturday Night`, J. P. Ferraro is talking about one of his three hours being turned over to a new paying WBCQ client from next week; says he might get an hour back on 3250 if he receives enough contributions to pay for it. (Meanwhile on 9330-CUSB, an Allan Weiner Worldwide playback, not sure from how many weeks back, about his $500K fundraising project.) Unlike Allan, J. P., is pro-Obama, and presumably pro-Hillary, somewhat of a rarity on the SW airwaves, including WBCQ, where Allan fortunately encourages free speech, even contrary to his own pro-Trump views (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Sept 17 at 2225, WTWW-1 is OFF! But ON 5830 with usual stuff, VG S9+20 vs storm noise level. I bet this has been on night frequency all day, just as sometimes it`s on day frequency all night; what a slipshod operation! Nominal changeover time is 0200.
12105, Sept 17 at 2225, VP S1-S2 signal is barely recognizable as Arabic bibling from WTWW-3. Neither possible WTWW-2 frequency is on now.
12105, Sept 18 at 0135, now only a VP carrier, open or JBM? Goes off as I strain to hear anything (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 940, Sept 18 at 0149 UT, big dominant signal with no QRM, like this is a clear channel --- wait, it *is* supposed to be a clear channel. Bunch of ads, finally a local one for something in Gretna, and 0150 UT ID as ``Amen 940 with fresh new music now!`` --- gospel music, that is. It`s WYLD, New Orleans, with both day and night lobes this way, but sure sounds more like 10000 than 500 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 12004.50-LSB, Sept 18 at 0128, weak colloquial Spanish 2-way intruders don`t have to worry about QRM from Vietnam/Woofferton any more; a couple words made out: presión and cosecha, so probably fishing poachers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0450 UT September 17