** BRAZIL. 6180, Nov 24 at 2244, RNA is back on with Brazilian music, and no QRM yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9415, Nov 24 at 2257, S8-S9 open carrier; JIP music at 2259:50, CRI theme, ID in Chinese, and into Vietnamese as scheduled at 23-24, 500 kW, 193 degrees from Beijing site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 5050, Nov 24 at 2301, JBA talk, certainly not WWRB which has moved to 90m for its limited winter evening schedule. Aoki/NDXC shows nothing but Voice of Beibu Bay Radio, 15 kW, 225 degrees from Nanning 954 site in Chinese at 2300-0100 as of A18 and probably still. A quick 60m bandscan does not find any other carriers likely from Asia now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 7490.0, Sat Nov 24 at 2310, WBCQ classic rock music circa 7490.1 again has het from a 7490.0 station. Maximum processing on the NRD-545 --- very narrow bandwidth, passband, LSB and notching audibilizes Chinese talk separable from `BCQ, better on N/S than E/W antenna. Probably CNR1, maybe jammer. Latest Aoki/NDXC of Nov 24 still has not caught up with this NF, showing only WBCQ and WWCR anywhen on 7490. Fortunately, M-F the 23-24 hour on WBCQ is occupied by total BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Nov 24 at 0726, this is the only RHC English frequency still running, altho with a song in Spanish, S9+20/30. All others of The Cuban Five are off: 6165, 6100, 6060, 5040. It`s totally unclear whether the evening English span is now supposed to be 01-07, 01-08, 02-07 or 02-08 UT. It may depend on which malinformed operators be on duty at the sites. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9720, Nov 24 at 2255, RHC English is S9+50! but undermodulated. Maybe axually started at 2200 today? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, Sunday Nov 25 at 1412, RHC is S9+10 but suptorted in `Amigos de Cuba`, positive-only mailbag; while // 15140 is OK at S9. Something`s always wrong at RHC. It seems that 15230 is not on the B-18 morning schedule at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13845, Nov 25 at 1414 starting scan down this band, huge filthy blob, WWCR out of order? NO, WWCR is totally obliterated (as opposed to merely obliterated?) by reactivated RHC-FM, quite clear audio when switched to NBFM reception, and with that F# above Cmiddle constant tone, just like used to emanate from the 13700 transmitter.
But NOW, it`s the transmitter on 13780 which is spewing this at plus/minus 65 kHz intervals, obviously the same unit which did this from 13700. Further RHC-FM frequencies now heard are: 13910, 13715, 13650. These first- and second-order ones at 65 and 130 kHz away are very strong: S9+10 on 13910, S9+20 on 13845. Further ones detected but much weaker: 13585, 13520, 13975. Anything on 14040 cannot get thru a huge pileup of CW hams; must be a contest. // 13700-AM was off at first, but soon on and now nothing to do with all this. By 1522 recheck, all gone as fundamental 13780 is off, and uncovering VP WWCR-AM on 13845. Altho 13780 ex-13740 has been in use for a couple weeks, first time I`ve had any sign of the FM panoply. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 5950 // much stronger 9395, Nov 24 at 2246, DW via WRN via WRMI concluding a report from South Africa, next about ``repatriation`` of Mexicans and even Mexican-American citizens not now but during the Hoover admin almost a century ago; Neal King, British accent, introduces that segment from ``Loss Angelease``, accompanied by ``La Golondrina`` tune the victims heard as they were expelled ``for their own good``. Program outro later as `World Link`.
Mispronouncing L.A. is worse than Americans mispronouncing Birmingham, England, as Britain has no Los Angeles at all, and should be pronounced just as Americans do, mis-pronouncing Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 640, Sunday Nov 25 at 1332 UT, dead air from KWPN Moore instead of silly sportstalk, but reducing CCI to KFI. Probably ran non-sports weekly pubaffs show at 1300 UT, and failed to resume when it finished; also plays out on sibling station 930 WKY in English instead of Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. Art Delibert replies Nov 24 about the two South Americans I heard fighting over 4775v -- which is which?
``Glenn -- Radio Tarma is the one on 4774.91. I have been listening for about the past 30 minutes, from 1033. They are just now (1104) fading into unreadability as the sun rises at their QTH. Several mentions of "Radio Tarma" around 1040. Weirdly, signal was best with the SAL-12 oriented to the SE. Usually I find the signal where I would expect to find it, due south of here. But I like SE, because from here, that particular direction is remarkably free of CODAR this morning. I have most recently found Congonhas on 4774.77, but that was several days ago. Regards, Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD`` --- Thanks, Art! Only 140 Hz apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690, Sun Nov 25 at 1534, REE sports show on air earlier on weekends, but this North American frequency is the *worst* of the four, in North America, VP S9-S7! REE frequency management continues to be pitiful. 12030 in opposite direxion is best, S9+10/20 with tennis, basketball items, and a slight long/shortpath echo. Longpath from Noblejas to Enid is 20 kilomiles, 4 X the shortpath of less than 4.9 kmi. 11940 to S America is next at a sufficient S9. 9690 is even worse than what is normally the weakest later in the day, 11685 for Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7255-LSB, Nov 24 at 2240, some madham keeps spewing swearing like ``M-F-S-T-F-U``, at another ham who nevertheless calmly engages him, with ID as W6WBJ, i.e. CROWELL, WILLIAM F, DIAMOND SPRINGS, CA 95619 per ARRL/FCC lookup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1957 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday November 25 at 0431 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, at the item about Itahuka, about 13 minutes into show, so started circa 0418.
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports:
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Nov 25
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7730 // 5850, UT Sun Nov 25 at 0701, WRMI with `Broad Spectrum Radio` moved forward 24 hours, ex-UT Mon. Missed opening, so James Branum is already interviewing someone unknown. His audio is better than JB`s who sounds like he`s via Skype. No beepery, yet?
5950, UT Sun Nov 25 a 0701, continues RFI in Spanish (NOT Portuguese), 7 days a week, but at 0800-0900 is supposed to join 7730 & 5850 for `Shortwave Radiogram` and WORLD OF RADIO, zzz unchecked here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. John Carver replies to my hearing VORW on WBCQ 5130.471v after 0200 UT Saturday November 24: ``Glenn, yes. VORW follows AWWW on 5130 and was there last week also. I had an S9 on 5130 for most of the evening and was the best of the three, 7490, 9330 and 5130. John``. Later I see that it was on the latest sked VORW circulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 13830, Nov 25 at 1529, VR IS is S9 with flutter, 1530 opening Amharic. SMG is scheduled 1530-1700, Amharic, then 1600-1630 Swahili/Somali, 1630-1700 English, all 250 kW with slight beam changes between 130 and 150 degrees, just right for North America off the back (or is it really front, reversed?)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1823 UT November 25