** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 12 at 0721, Caribbean Beacon is free of distortion! Because there is no modulation at all, just dead air at S9+20, too long to be a mere pause for a dead DGS cigar puff. Maybe something to do with DST change in USA? But // 5935 WWCR is nominal, no problem there.
11775, how about day frequency from same transmitter? March 12 at 1751, ``improved`` so that PMS is audible at modulation peak spikes only, still a total loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910.188, March 12 at 0724, Alcaraván Radio is talking rather than musicking at the moment, S9 to S7, this far off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Sunday March 12 at 0722, no Esperanto from RHC, in fact no signal at all here or on any other 49 or 60-meter frequency. Check for next airing to have been earlied an hour?
11760, March 12 at 1501, RHC is still in Spanish, but wrapping up, and 1503 finally into Esperanto, ex-1600v during standard time. Opening mentions the times and frequencies for three broadcasts, but due to fading the only one I can copy translates to ``Sunday 0700 on 6000``. Unlike the middle emission, the first one nominally stays at 0700 yearound, but has been extremely unreliable as to which frequency and exact timing. Remains to be heard whether the third airing will remain Sunday 2130 on 15370, as shifting of other scheduling may affect that. Check the transmission sked linked from the Esperanto website:
and it`s *still* for A-16, as they never got around to putting up B-16! Some times may be more matching again now, but don`t count on any detail to be accurate.
9820, March 12 at 1331, RHC with TC for 9:30, news headlines, so confirmed as a running dog of Yanqui Imperialism, Cuba has made the early switch to DST of UT-4 instead of UT-5. In case you think my characterization is unwarranted, there can be no other explanation for Cuba moving the date ahead from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March, exactly following what the USA did several years ago. At least there will still be no disconnect between Miami and Habana local time, which is obviously what matters on the Communist Antille. As for any DST at all in Cuba, as a tropical country with less variation in SR/SS times (one sesquihour during the year), it makes even less sense there than in temperate zones.
This means `En Contacto` and other Spanish (but not all language) programming should now be appearing one UT hour earlier: yes, at 1337 recheck it`s already underway from 1335 instead of 1435 Sundays, also on 9710, 9640, 11760, etc. Prof. Coro is talking about propagation, says their A-17 schedule is already prepared, but will not be implemented until 9 April (rather than 26 March everywhere else). For the rest of the program, it`s mostly Arnie to be heard. It seems he is now the co-host rather than a mere segment contributor. No sign of Manolo de la Rosa any more. ¿Qué pasa con Manolo; se ha jubilado? Marta Ríos continues as nominal anchor, as she lists credits ending at 1350, no mention of Manolo! DST shifts normally early the two repeats to 2240v instead of 2340v, and UT Monday 0135 instead of 0235 on lots of other frequencies.
Normal DST changes include: English hour at 19 instead of 20, still on 15140? Yes, English at 1910 March 12 check, following Arabic at 1801. Next English should be at 23 instead of 22 (yes, later, instead of earlier) on 11880, re-becoming // 5040 at 23 instead of 00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring, confirmed:
Weak signal of Hamburger Lokalradio relays, March 12
PCJ Media Network Plus
1100-1130 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
World of Radio #1868
1130-1200 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
(Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, dxldyg via DXLD) Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6855, Sunday March 12 at 1320, that Japo-Mississippian gospel huxtress is still audible and // much stronger 9955, after DST shift, altho WRMI 9955 skedgrid still claims UT-5 difference instead of UT-4. Must be `Living the Bible` as for 9 am ET. No info about her on the Programming page. How about WWCR? Not listed. WINB? Listed, but no link or info. Then I search her out to Vicksburg MS:
``Mieko Namihira runs an International radio ministry covering the US, Japan, Europe, and Africa. If you would like to listen see the schedules below``:
includes this WRMI airing on 9955 only, and some more on Radio Africa, with long-gone 17790 frequency instead of 21675. The only other SW station on her list is T8WH. Doesn`t she know about WINB? If I had worldwide SW broadcasts, I would do my best to keep schedule info current. O, right, I do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, March 12 at 0734, WRMI Oldies finally heard with a song announcement by DJ, not Biermann? I`m falling asleep and can`t read my own scribbling, about to suffer another hour of sleep deprivation thanks to the imposition of DST by nefarious forces (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11980-12145 approx., March 12 at 1753, WEWN YL in Spanish very distorted on fundamental 12050 and splatter built up to at least this range (maybe more if 12160 WWCR were not in the way), and worst below 12100. Here we go again. Does anyone else care? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 11875, March 12 at 1336, S9+10 in Russian, very clearly enunciated, keeps talking about bog, i.e. R. Vaticana relay via IBB TINIAN, violating Separation of Church and State. Recheck at 1358, already off tho in HFCC as 1330-1400 daily, 250 kW, 329 degrees from ``MHL``, a MISTAKE, which means Marshall Islands, while Tinian is in the Northern Marianas = MRA! Hey, they are only 3 megameters apart, so what`s the difference? 5 other entries for VAT via Tinian in HFCC also show MHL. Only the pope himself is allegedly infallible.
With own SMG site in danger of deletion, what will become of VR relays elsewhere? March 12 from 0145 the Greenville relay in Spanish was still going on 7305. The IBB ones, I think, are all on an exchange basis. Would someone like to add up the transmitter hours to see if they match? But if power levels don`t match, are the hours adjusted to equalize consumption costs?
Optimistically, IBB plans for about 21 relay transmissions via SMG for the entire A-17 season. But only one VR via ``MHL``. Reciprocally, about 20 VR relays via IBB PHT = Tinang, Philippines including the 11875 Russian I logged, moved from Tinian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1916 UT March 12