** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Fri Nov 22 at 2030, good signal on caradio, Radio Tirana relay via WRMI is *FINALLY* fixed. Good to hear Klara again opening after IS, but she never mentions being on SW anymore, just webcast address, since this relay was arranged by myself and other RT fans, without any help from management, not even assuring the stations get the right file. Radio360.eu must have reset its timer to grasp the 6-daily English semihour at the correct time for forwarding on to German and US SW stations. Almost a month after the time-change in Europe. One hopes this SNAFU can be forestalled in future.
After news, press review including statistics of road accidents; 2045 folk music, never IDed nor explained; 2048 ID and `Profile` of Petro Marko (sp?), writer born 25/11/1913; 2053 two more nice but unID Albanian songs, no further announcements or sign-off; 2058.5 IS plays for a minute, 2059.5 WRMI ID in Spanish by Jaime Báguena, 2100 cut to a few words of other Spanish as if some such program intended, but right away cut again to Brother HyStairical. Automation is misaligned.
9395, UT Sat Nov 23 at 0132, this WRMI is in Oldies, not Tirana; recheck 0230, *now* the other RT relay is also restored at S9/+10, no doubt repeating the one 6 hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Nov 23 at 1609, one station at S9-S7 in talk, unsounds Turkish so I guess Kurdish from Denge Welat. The radio war with Turkey`s ``Radio Erdogan`` jamming may have abated. But language alone is not sufficient to differentiate, as Rumen Pankov repeatedly pointed out previously, D.K. would include long segments in Turkish, not just Kurdish. Presumably via FRANCE at this hour rather than Pridnestrovye (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 684, Nov 23 at 0537, best TA carrier here after first checking weaker 774; and enough for some audio in Castilian. Quick scan of the entire band at 9-kHz intervals finds nothing comparable, nothing else breaking thru with modulation. 684 is a single RNE 200 kW transmitter in Sevilla; and no other 684s in W Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690, Sat Nov 23 at 1519, JBA carrier from so-called N American service of REE which gets absorbed across the daypath Atlantic; while 12030 aimed oppositeward to ME is doing well in excited stupid-ballgame coverage; not `Amigos de la Onda Corta` as 1500 Saturday was one of the contradictory times listed for revived DX program.
Rechecking all frequencies at 1610-1612 Nov 23: 9690 is now propagating poorly at S3-S5 in music, NOT // the others! all // in SBG: 11685 P-F S3-S5 vs 11687.5 RTTY; 11940 better and 12030 best. Normally would expect 11940 to SAm to match 9690 to NAm when there is separate programming on the Af/ME frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday November 22 at 2300 on WRMI 9955 --- and exactly like the last two weeks, starts off with heavy Cuban jamming, but it gradually abates and is gone by 2310 except for a few beeps. This must be its standard scheduled procedure, strangely enough.
Also confirmed UT Saturday November 23 at 0130 on WRMIs: checking 5010 first, Biblebot interrupted at 0129.5 for BB ID at S9/+10 and then WOR. 5850 also at S9+20 but sounds much louder. 7780 only S9-S7. Then I compare them on two radios: 5010 & 5850 are synchronized, but 1 second behind 7780 apparently in playouts from separate Systems.
Next airing is 1300 Saturday on WRMI 15770. Awake, I listen from 1320 to 1329 to the JBA carrier hoping for even a momentary surge enough to recognize me but it never does; seems to be continuous talk by someone such as myself. 15770 is S4-S5 vs ambient band noise level of S3-S4. Next:
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 22 at 2134, World`s Last Chance [sic] via WBCQ-6 with ``daily mailbag``, questions always about their wacko theology. So 9330 has indeed been turned over to WLC again, almost only.
7490.1v, UT Sat Nov 23 at 0059, FKB gospel huxter via phoneline again concludes claiming also to be later on ``9625`` from WINB, which he must have never tried to verify or find it really on 9265V. Some unexplained noise for a bit as WBCQ is switching sources to FLA.
0101 `AAAWWW` starts with WTO, and AW opens mentioning this time he is also on 9330, where we easily continue listening off & on amid his repeated ever-Trump screeds. Late at 0116, first call interrupting from annoying ``wild Freddie`` who is getting this at 50 over 9. 0118 observes a 15-20 second delay between the two frequencies as running thru computers; I now have 9330 at only S9+20/30 and time its delay after fair 7490v as 32 seconds.
AW says they now have got most bugs out of the S-S, but it`s very complex involving electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems all of which have to funxion properly together. AW believes whatever Trump says, and I tune out at 0126. 0153 I`m back listening to 7490 stream as he says testing will finish next Wednesday on a noon-to-midnight sked (17-05 UT), and officially on Thanksgiving Thursday turn it over to WLC Radio only, 24/7. New sked will be on WBCQ and WLC websites --- we wonder if they will finally be able to ascend beyond 9330 when propagationally proper. Both HFCC and WLC web skeds have always been imaginary, or shall we say, projexions. At 0159 trying to squeeze in e-mail and prayers, tells master control in Montecello not to cut him off --- but they do at 0200 sharp as Hal Turner must not be delayed.
Here`s John Carver`s version: ``Tonight's show started I know not when on a very poor 7490. Couple of minutes in heard that they were also broadcasting on 9330 so retuned the radio. Nice clear signal there. Allan says testing on the superstation will end next Wednesday and WLC will take over starting on Thanksgiving day. Some Trump talk and first phone call at 0115 from Freddie who says he has 9330 at 50 over. Allan tells him that he thinks they have most of the bugs worked out of the transmitter now. Freddie off the phone and back to impeachment talk and then utopia talk. Allan did say that they would be testing every day from noon till midnight local time. Phone call from Tony Straka at 0155 with more talk of signal strength of 9330. Reading of emails at 0158 and program was cut off at 0200. John, mid-North Indiana.``
9330 must have resumed WLC; at spot chex continuing very strong as MUF is cooperative this night unlike others; still a few minutes before 0500, but then gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Sat Nov 23 at 1610, JBA carrier, presumably KVOH attempting the first broadcast of Wavescan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1754 UT November 23