** AUSTRALIA. 17840, UT Fri Dec 30 at 2105, RA opening ``RN Summer`` on New Year`s Eve, by playing a year-old discussion at the beginning of 2016 and what it might bring; S5-S3. Dec and Jan are always full of summer replacement shows on RN and Radio Australia. So what does the online program schedule say? Nothing is shown for the 21-22 UT hour this day. Suspect they are not keeping that up-to-date, as for Sat at 13-15 London Time it shows ``ABC Xmas Special``! And more of that for Sunday at 01-11 --- and still shows `Sunday Night` for 11-15 UT, which has just been canceled, but maybe will be in reruns for a month? Hey, it does not give the dates, just the days of week, so we are presented with the past rather than the future (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9674.90, Dec 30 at 0711, now R. Canção Nova is on and in the clear, but weak S1-S4; do hear a timecheck for after ``5 horas`` = BDT; a bit better S5 at 0738 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 530, Dec 31 at 0300, Radio Rebelde IS of some notes from Cuban NA and then some electronic tones; presumably from the Isla de Juventud (ex-Pinos) transmitter, above Enciclopedia but not as dominant as last time, and also mixing with `K530AM` Vance AFB.
Strangely, Fox ``news`` // 960 KGWA is cutting in and out, almost sounds like the Vance transmitter is doing it as the PSA loop stops when this happens. However, we have had high winds and some bimetal shorting may be causing anomalies like this and 15280 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, Dec 31 at 0226, no signal from RHC, and 6000 is S9+30 of open carrier/dead air, so English listeners are totally out of luck, tsk2. 6060 however, S9+25 of Spanish is modulating OK, even without the usual distortion, and with lite Brazilian het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Dec 31 at 0235 tune-in, dead air at S9+25, then Radio Truth starts playing ``Harbour Lights``, nice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Dec 30 at 1455, Kurdish music good at S9, stops at 1500 for a sesquiminute of dead air but I do not hear any carrier break, then some more music, finally at 1503.5 Denge Kurdistanye ID and talk. Latest info from Ivo Ivanov Dec 30, DX ReMix News #985 schedule of clandestines in time order, has 11600 D.K. at 13-16 via PRIDNESTROVYE but also at 15-16 via FRANCE, so there must be some uncertainty about the 15-16 hour: there was definitely no echo but there could have been a smooth site switch at 1500 during the dead air.
7455, Dec 30 at 2129, ME music at S6, unseems Qur`an. NO RTTY now which infests this frequency all-night here. HFCC shows BRB has registered 7455 at 1600-2130 via KCH in Kurdish, and Aoki shows 1930-2130 is Denge Kurdistanye via Moldova = PRIDNESTROVYE, as well as at 1600-1930 via France. And DX ReMix agrees. I didn`t realize it must have been about to sign off, until *0330 on 7350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 5008v, Dec 31 at 0215 and later chex, no sign of RNM, nor the last night or two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Dec 30 at 1830, MWV is the SSOB by far yet from the other worldside, much stronger than 17775 KVOH and 17790 WRMI, at the moment playing secular song in a break between proselytizing. I think it was the same a bihour later, tuning in a bit later in the English hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 650, Dec 31 at 0304, Spanish atop WSM which is easily nulled. Whenever this happen, I hope it`s something other than XETNT, but soon promoting the Noticiero Altavoz from Radio 65 en Sinaloa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. UNIDENTIFIED. 1450, Dec 31 at 0251 UT as I tune past, slightly and momentarily atop the pileup mentions KOCO weather, high 48(?). Which means it`s an Oklahoma station not too far from OKC, whence ``channel 5`` (7) supplies the forecasts, so most likely KGFF Shawnee, but also possibly KSIW Woodward, unlikely KWHW Altus (ex-harmonicizer circa 2900v). I look around http://www.kgff.com for a connexion to KOCO without finding any, nor on their active FB. But that`s not unusual for such deals to be uncredited.
We are informed in fine print at the bottom that ``KGFF Radio is a broadcast service of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation``, one of the lesser tribes, so does KGFF do any native programming? You`d never know it from their website with hardly any program info except `Mike in the Morning`. There is an unlabeled gallery of fairly old/deceased pop stars. NRC AM Log shows format as OLD from Westwood One. I try to Listen Live around 0500 UT, but from Surfer Network get an Access Denied, streaming unavailable due to content. KGFF is barely audible on 1450 daytime groundwave mixing with KSIW (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 7375 // 7310 // 6170, Dec 30 at 2130, RRI opening English to Europe and E North America, fair-good signals about equal on all, then `Radio Newsreel` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3272-USB, Dec 31 at 0233, that MARS net again as heard 8 nights ago, one signal good, another very poor, exchanging Happy New Year greetings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1858 monitoring: not confirmed UT Sat Dec 31 at 0047 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB where there is no signal; maybe on but not propagating, as 9265 WINB achieves but a JBA carrier. Next:
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490-AM, UT Sat Dec 31 at 0130, `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ, fluxuating signal from fair to complete fadeouts. Also on // 5129.8 fading too but not necessarily at same time. One could switch back and forth, but with ~30 second delay, you either hear the same thing over or miss half a minute of what came next. Anyhow, what I was able to note on one or the other:
Explains the extra-hours programming we have been hearing on 5130-, as his new ``Radio Jennifer Service`` memorial to his late wife. Says it`s a cornucopia of repeats, mixed with rock music, free programs. Agrees with my review of it heard after 0700. Hal Turner will also simulcast starting next Wed at 9-11 pm ET. RJS can pop up anytime as frequency is available 24 hours. Running it remotely from his office at Deland of Fla. This is deliberately NOT being webcast, to get people listening to SW! There is nothing at all yet on the WBCQ website about RJS. Apparently it will all be ad-hoc, so no program schedule will be possible.
At 0208 he says the latest WORLD OF RADIO will be included in all RJS transmissions, and addresses me assuming I am listening now: your service is priceless; no one on earth cares more about shortwave radio, permanently(?) absorbed, than Glenn Hauser, doing WOR forever.
He reads some logs from the new issue of Free Radio Weekly just in, including mine of YHWH on 5790, 5792, and the 5150 pirate relay. If he ever mentions the other WBCQ I heard on 5120, I miss it.
This is a Free Radio Weekend, when there may also be special programming on 7490 and 9330, so keep checking all three, all weekend long. At 0232 he says that there are no language restrixions on WBCQ.
At 0239, says Charlie Prince, for Germans will be on again Saturday January 7 at 9 pm ET; missed which frequency. Copy is more difficult now, not only weak and fading signals, but also local noise bursts have started; Xmas lites still up in neighborhood? (Of course, I could have been monitoring webcast but once I`m committed to a SW monitoring session, the computer is off and inaccessible.) Missed some more items about new programming.
At 0242, Mike, a good man, passed away a week ago today. Mike who? I never could catch his surname. Apparently someone who did a program on WBCQ, and mentioned in ``Access to the Airwaves``. 0246 benedixion, 0249 tribute clip of Mike --- signing off, 0251 cut to Brother Scare on 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15280, Dec 30 at 2110, Brother Scare audio on unexpected frequency, mixing with something else, and synchronized not with WRMI 15440 but with WHRI 15710, which is 430 kHz above 15280. I can`t figure how it would land on 15280; at least the mix is not with my strong local MW 1390 KCRC. Also it cuts on and off; perhaps some external mixing in the neighborhood if not a genuine spur out of Furman (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 6070, Dec 30 at 2140, VR IS and into daily Arabic until 2200, completely covering CFRX altho VR is aimed 234 degrees to West Africa. CFRX don`t get no respect, and don`t get no protexion as the Canadians fail to register it with HFCC; unlike the Germans who do register their 6070 for 24 hours, but Vatican ignores them too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1590, Dec 31 at 0247 UT, S Asian music is slightly above the pileup and hard to DF, but seems to peak NNW/SSE rather than NE/SW, i.e. KMIC Houston TX (no more Aleluya), rather that WCGO Evanston IL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11910, Dec 30 at 1512, open carrier at S9-S7; 1523 recheck now talking in unID language; 1550 still at S5-S3. Aoki shows the only thing this hour is BBC in Urdu via THAILAND, so maybe modulation/input failed at first. Preceding hour, however, 14-15 was VOA Tibetan via Kuwait, jammed and the carrier might have been jammer running over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0622 UT December 31