** BOLIVIA. As for Bolivia, in the UT-4 zone, I`m again hearing that JBA carrier slightly below 6025 like on Xmas eve, suspected Red Patria Nueva; can anyone get any audio? Nothing on 5952.4 or 6134.8; 3310 could be on but blocked here by local mix (Glenn Hauser, OK, 0253 UT Jan 1, WOR iog, HCDX and condiglista yg via DX LISTENING DIGEST) By 0405 I can no longer detect that 6025- JBA carrier, now that it`s 2020; altho splash from 6030 Martí music is heavy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6180, Jan 1 at 0156, RNA song is atop CRI/Cuba but with fast SAH. Last year, Brasileiros imagined midnight was at 0200 UT due to Daylight Shifting Time, but no DST this summer, so not until 0300 UT in the south and east. Still a fast SAH at 0256, and no respite as at some point La Voz Alegre from Madagascar takes over from Cuba; the fast SAH remains, so RNA is the one off-frequency slightly plus around 20-25 Hz. I can`t make out any countdown or timesignal at 0300, but MWV is about equal level to RNA, a huge collision. By 0309, RNA has gone off leaving LVA to its hymnic harmony in Spanish.
Earlier at 0217, I reminded our groupies:
``NYE in Brasil --- The next SW country to enter 2020:
at 0300 UT on 6180 RNA if it`s still on vs MWV Madagascar in Spanish
at 0300 UT on all the active gospel huxters on 25, 31, 49m
at 0300 UT on 4885 Para, nominally 24h
at 0400 UT on 4885 Acre
at 0400 UT on 4875 Roraima (which is stronger than the 4885s here at 0210)``
I could tell the following were active: Aparecida 11856v, Missionária 9665v, but not attempting to hear them.
4875.02, Jan 1 at 0357, now I am monitoring R. Roraima where it`s almost 2020/midnite: at 0400 there is no timesignal or countdown but I can make out elements of an ID, which must be a sign-off, as into dead air which continues past 0405. If 0300 be their normal closing as in WRTH 2020, it was at least extended an hour for the occasion.
4885v, Jan 1 at 0406, there are still two signals on here making their characteristic double-het with a BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [non]. 7850-CUSB, Dec 31 at 2359, I am prepared to render reactivated CHU the honour of informing us of the true UT arrival of 2020y, but it`s too weak --- so a quick change to 5000 WWV just in time to hear the 0000 timecheck January 1, 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9445, Dec 31 at 2245, AIR GOS sign-on with frequencies, this one for NE Asia but best here at S5-S7; contact info, 2247 songs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, Dec 31 at 2319 tune-in, S9+10 pirate with talkative DJ about to play ``Whiskey in the Jar``; 2324 outro Peter, Paul & Mary on Bigg`s(?) Attic on New Year`s Eve; 2327 outro Al Hirt & Tijuana Brass, mentions ``microphonium`` under the influence of TimTron whom he sorta resembles, but no belches; 2333 outro another tune, says will move ``up`` from the 43 mb to the 73 mb by 0000; ID Zach(?) Radio; going to finish with the Beatles; 2339 another outro now says it`s tomorrow night when will be on 73m; has to go outside and adjust stuff first. No electrical problems, but threatens any US agents trying to breach fortifications will find themselves in an ant/roach motel. Final ID until off at 2340.4* sounds like ``Vicky`s Attic Radio``. Well, everyone here calls it Zeke`s Attic Radio: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61900.0.html from 2235 altho most had trouble hearing him after 2300.
But he was reported again after 0120 UT Jan 1 on 4245-USB. https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61913.0.html I did not hear any pirates in the 4`s after 2341, but busy with The Capitol Steps via WVPE after 0000, and NY Philharmonic via PBS after 0100. But at 0152 check, I do have him again on 4245-USB, Zeke lamenting he got rid of his vinyl 14 years ago; could find some in thrift stores 5 years ago, but not any more. Everybody`s buying them up and reselling at a profit on EBay. 0154 plays a song from 1958y.
BTW, any pirates not wanting to be heard in Enid OK should use 4170 which is blocked by KCRC X 3. Or if anyone hear that beyond Garfield County, I`d like to know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 31 at 2243, REE is OFF this frequency, after I have recommended it for NYE festivities! 12030, the ME channel second-best here oppositeward, is on with pop song in Castilian; can`t tell if the other two, 11940 and 11685 be on due to weakness and/or QRM. So I stick with 12030 for hourtop, yeartop; 2258 they are QRXing for the campanadas, but fading and I can barely make them out, much less the thelebrations to follow! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15730, Dec 31 at 1937, VOA French via Grimesland, VG S9+20 with news axuality from Baghdad including explosions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Dec 31 at 2128, WRMI IS & ID loop, programming to start ``at the top of the hour`` --- generic leadup now apropos only in India, Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar, etc. The 2130 program turns out to be Blalock the Blaster, who has now acquired an extra semi-hour on this frequency M-F at 2130-2200 as on the transmission schedule but not on the program schedule. BLAAAAAAAAHHHHH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5800, Dec 31 at 2239 check, WRMI-10 is on again with SMTV after AWOL yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Now as 0500 & 0600 UT approach, over to our own celebrations. Happy New Year to all!
This report despatched at 0454 UT January 1, 2020