** BRAZIL. 6152, Feb 27 at 0605, approx. center of RNA/RNB blob at S9+40, // VP 6180 and G 11780. Also second-order blob circa 6123 at only S9. It`s hard to make a match to 11780 during music, but can barely do so by pauses and some modulation during talk. Look for more further down the band, but none at 28-29 kHz intervals. However, a very similar-sounding one about 5931, probably something else locally. Recheck at 0710, the main ones have shifted slightly, to center around 6150 and 6119. 6151v is so strong compared to 6180 that obviously most of the 250? kW is emanating from the parasite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. Correxion: timesignal was at 1500, not 1400; fixed:
15310, Feb 26 at 1458, exotic music, sort of African? More likely Romanian, as that language announcement mixes with a few seconds late 1500 timesignal; S8 to S3 fades. RRI in Romanian at 1400-1557, 300 kW, 285 degrees from Galbeni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1866 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, B`lgariya, Sunday February 26 at 1130 on HLR 9485-CUSB; also confirmed by gh UT Monday February 27 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed UT Monday Feb 27 at 0403 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0427 check on WBCQ 5129.85-AM; also confirmed after 0430 UT Mon Feb 27 on WRMI 9955 webcast. Also confirmed UT Tuesday February 28 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+20/30. Next:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6855, UT Mon Feb 27 at 0028, WRMI is playing Andean World Music instead of Christmas Radio. At 0030 M. T. Kelly, DJ is outroing some show, but soon cut off, plugged into wrong feed? 0032 back to World Music, African thumb piano (meanwhile my streetlight has ignited at *0031:20, clear sky at sunset which was 0024 UT).
So another failure, but a week ago it was just dead air. Skedgrid still shows Christmas R. at 0000-0100 UT Mondays only on 6855, but rest of week unaccounted for during this hour. The transmission sked now colors 6855 magenta at 2200-0100, but no info at all about 2200-2400 content.
6855, UT Tue Feb 28 at 0036 check, nondescript maybe novelty tune, but 0036 program ID as ``Christmas Radio, where it`s always Christmas``. For all Xmas-all-the-time they must scrape the barrel to avoid playing the same carols every few minutes. WRMI skedgrid still asserts ``Times and Days are UTC``, but the Monday show showing up on Tuesday makes me wonder about that; likewise the Media Network Plus consistently showing up at 0700 on Thursday instead of Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5850 // 7730, Mon Feb 27 at 0716, WRMI with Jeff White himself, admittedly ``just back from Jordan``, but being interviewed by Bob Biermann on `Your Weekend Show` -- general info about WRMI, how it is the largest SWBC site in the western hemisphere, and what a great opportunity it would be for more evangelists. Biermann is in Port St Lucie, but I gather he does some engineering work for WRMI. 0734-0743 long break for some praise music. Now I can tell 6855 is also // this hour, but JBM. The WRMI Programming page explains:
Your Weekend Show is hosted by veteran broadcaster Bob Biermann. Bob has been in radio since 1971, and his career has spanned every aspect of the industry from On-Air, Engineering and even station ownership. Bob brings a unique perspective to his worldwide audience and shares from his own personal life experience in helping others on this life's journey. Besides being a longtime broadcaster, Bob is a Bishsop in the Anglican Church. You can visit the show's website at http://yourweekendshow.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. I finally received a reply on Feb 27 from Fred Moe of `Christian New Age Radio`:
``Greetings Glenn, Thank you for your email, I don't check my email often, and am just now responding to you. First and foremost, I do not have the funds per se to broadcast on WRMI and am surprised to hear that the program is still running. There are eight half-hour programs recorded as of now! You are the first listener that I have heard from. Yes I am Fred Moe who has listened to shortwave radio off & on for 20 years. I'm pleased that you find Christian New Age Radio refreshing; my intent is very different than what the over-zealous folks are doing. CNAR is an outreach of Christian New Age Quarterly (a periodical) and my humble house church. I shall try & come up with a suitable QSL for you which I will mail``
Here is what I had sent him two weeks ago:
Hello Rev. Frederick, I`ve run across your Christian New Age Radio show a few times, but it seems to be the same episode #2 (as you refer to previous pilot #1). Nor is it on the WRMI schedule the last time I checked, but the time I hear it is 2230 UT on Mondays, when three frequencies are carrying the same program (including mine, World of Radio, at the same time on Fridays.) 11580 is by far the best, with a good signal and no interference altho it is supposedly aimed NE from FL and I am NW of there. Also on much weaker 6855 to the WNW and 5950 to the south.
I normally don`t spend time on religious shows, but yours is a refreshing respite from the screaming preachers infesting so much of shortwave, including much of the time on WRMI. Also enjoy the pleasant music.
At the end, 2258 UT today February 13, you mention QSL, so I would
appreciate one, either to this e-mail address or by postal to Glenn
Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.
Your name caught my attention immediately, since years ago we used to hear from a SW/DXer named Fred Moe, and wonder if you are the same person??
Your outro at 2258 also mentioned that the music just played had been
Failing Dream; and the homily came from The Liturgy. I was listening on my Icom R75 with about 100 feet of east-west longwire.
I see in the WRMI server that your file is dated November 2, 2016, so
apparently you have not uploaded any further episodes. I wonder what
happened --- and if you are aware that #2 is still being played every
week? Best wishes, Glenn Hauser``
And here is my reply to him:
``Fred, Good to hear from you. I don`t think I checked last Monday, but you and I should check today at 2230 whether you are still on the three frequencies. Several programs which were limited run or specials have kept showing up on WRMI long after they were supposedly over. Glenn``
So I do check Mon Feb 27 at 2230, and yes, there he is again on 11580 and VP 5950, introducing his episode #2 and saying he never listens to his own shows; now 6855 is no longer //, playing some other World Music (so what will happen Friday at 2230 for World of Radio, which was pre-empted on 6855 Feb 24?). The WRMI skedgrid still has a blank for 5950 at 2230 Monday, and no info at all for 11580 at 22-23 anyday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0601 UT February 28