** ARGENTINA [non]. The expanded relays of RAE ATTW via WRMI did not start Monday May 22, but they did start Tuesday May 23.
11580, May 22 at 2025, RAE multilingual ID loop --- but it`s merely a clip within the Russian-language DX program `Padio Pinorama` which is now scheduled Mondays at 2000. The 20-21 block remains with variety of programming.
11580, May 22 at 2100, R. Slovakia International English is still here, for the last time (except will continue on weekends only). Intro mentions the current date May 22, which is something all relayed stations should do. This is to be replaced by RAE in German for the full hour.
11580, May 22 at 2200, RAE relay in Spanish, about Argentina with Argentine accent, as has already started a few weeks ago, presumably // 5950 --- yes, by 2247, 5950 is very poorly audible. New sked will split off 11580 for Italian instead.
7730, May 23 at 0030, WORLD OF RADIO is still airing instead of RAE in Spanish
9395, May 23 at 0100, the RAE English hour unrechecked tonight, and presumably still not duplicated on 11580 as originally planned.
5850 // 7730, May 23 at 0626, tango, and Japanese announcement, so the expanded RAE relay sked has now started: 06-07 Tue-Sat in Japanese; later hours not checked, but scheduled to be: 07-08 English on both; 08-09 Chinese & 09-10 Japanese on 5850 only. Adrián Korol tells me that the Japanese staff happen to be on vacation, so initially that service will play evergreen shows with no news. RAE has already had good response from Japan.
9955, May 23 at 1100, RAE poor in Portuguese, and also // slightly better 9455, which was not publicized, but maintaining the // hour as previously scheduled with variety of programming, ex WOR at 1100 Tuesdays.
11580, May 23 at 1300, RAE in French, fair, replacing WORLD OF RADIO on Tuesdays; recheck 1344, after Spanish song, more French about le football. RAE`s French program is only half an hour, so apparently running it twice (perhaps playing previous and current day`s show would seem less repetitive during a single consecutive hour?)
The transmission schedule at http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs has not been updated, but the programming grid below it has been, to show most of the RAE languages, not including 00-01 UT on 7730 which still has the old sked instead of expected RAE Spanish. The separate 9955 sked has also changed 1100 Mon-Fri to RAE in Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 5995, May 23 at 1258, JBA carrier, and nothing, not even jamming on 6003, so Echo of Hope has apparently returned to new 5995, after a brief resumption of old 6003. And another carrier on new 6350 instead of old 6348. RNZI remains safely on 6170, with bell-bird IS from 1258.
Chris Krug in Tulsa also reports this to the DXLD yg: ``Echo of Hope back on 5995 at 1045 UT (May 23) with nice copy (23322), 6003 still being jammed. Announcers talking and laughing. RHC crowds it a little at 1100 but still armchair copy. Chris KC5IIE, Tulsa, OK, SDRplay - 40m loop`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7254.942, May 23 at 0548, VON is already on, S9+20 with rappish Afromusic, dead air, and resumes. Warming up for the 0600 Hausa, presumably preceded by a few minutes of official drumming IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, May 22 at 2333, no signal from R. Chaski, despite not cutting off until 2335:22* at previous catch May 20. Therefore it`s just off, or has already reset the autotimer closer to 2330.0. Further chex required (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1878 monitoring: confirmed Monday May 22 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.30v-CUSB, fair S7-S9. Also confirmed UT Tuesday May 23 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+20, which is expected to be replaced by Spanish hour from RAE, maybe from May 24? NOT confirmed Tue May 23 at 1100 on WRMI 9455 & 9955, which has now been replaced by RAE in Portuguese; nor Tue May 23 at 1300 on WRMI 11580, now replaced by RAE in French. Next WORs, including those still showing on WRMI sked:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
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)
This report dispatched at 1537 UT May 23