** AUSTRALIA. Re: [WOR] Australian Bushfires, Unique Radio
Hi Glenn, Thank you for your concern. Myself and my family are safe at present as the fires are not very close to where we are on the southern outskirts of Sydney. However, as we live in what is called the “ember zone”, close to a national park, we are being vigilant and have been since before Christmas. Concerns are for those affected by the catastrophic conditions that are due today (Saturday 4 Jan) in parts of NSW and Victoria and numerous other fires affecting others elsewhere. 41 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) expected here today, with high speed winds due this evening.
Judging by the NSW Rural Fire Service website, Unique Radio is not located close to fires at present. -- Regards, (BRIAN POWELL VK2FBAJ, Sydney, Australia, WOR iog)
** CHINA. 12360, Jan 4 at 0253, surprise bigsig S9+20 in Chinese. Really stands out as only signal above 11856.4 Brasil, and on 25mb nothing but two Brazilians and Cuba. Pays to perform full way-out-of-band scans. I`ve checked thoroly all the way from 10 to 15 MHz, and nothing but this. Is on the Aoki/NDXC list as a jammed Sound of Hope frequency, presumably with CNR1. Already off at 0257 recheck. Wish we could know what transmitter site achieve this (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** COLOMBIA. 2940+, Jan 4 at 0232, no trace of HJNT, Radio Huellas, Cali, whose off-frequency second harmonic used to be obvious. I`ve been alert for it on frequent bandscans. They must have fixed it or be off the air from 1470 too. Last reported 30 Aug 2019 by Brett Saylor, PA on 2940.11. Per WRTH 2020, website is radiohuellascali.com and that linx to sked: https://www.sistemahuellasinternacional.com/show-schedule/ but it`s rather strange, partly in English and Latin! I think they have not fleshed it out completely; WRTH says 1100-0500 UT, but they have shows starting at midnight = 0500, can`t tell if run all night or not. Had been Colombia`s only [almost] SW station.
Say, what about that new ``ethnic`` evangelical SW, supposed to start up last month/year in eastern Colombia? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 5025, Jan 4 at 0235, Radio Rebelde is suptorted, maybe in silly baseball game? I think there is crowd noise. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 7330, Jan 4 at 0245, W&M in Chinese, reading S9 but weak with flutter. Not a time I would expect to hear China, but probably from the west arriving from the east rather than vice versa, or close to polar where it`s mostly darky. Yes: Aoki/NDXC shows this hour is CRI via Kashgar, land of Uighur brainwashing by the ChiCom. Cuts off at 0300 after two pips of a timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-AM, Jan 4 at 0238, S9 signal but JBM with music and not // 1390 KCRC ESPN X 5. Also noted an hour earlier with even less signal, only sign of a pirate. Other logs as unID: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,62016.0.html Off by recheck 0302 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. Texas Radio Shortwave tells me: ``TRSW will broadcast volume 1 of Cap'n's favorite rock songs from the '60s and '70s sometime around 0130 UTC on Sunday, January 5. (That's Saturday night in Oklahoma.) The frequency will be in the range 4060 to 4085 kHz if propagation is good and 6875 to 6970 if it isn't.`` and invites me to try again with a detailed report for their coveted QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2015 monitoring: confirmed Friday January 3 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, vs wall-of-noise jamming by Cuba, which does not abate by 2308; partially readable depending on fades.
Also confirmed UT Sat Jan 4 at 0130 on WRMIs 5010 S9+10/20 good with no QRM or het yet from Madagascar, synchro with super-strong 5850; and on 7780 slightly out of synch from different playout, S9+10. 7780 had been carrying NY edition of Wavescan, fill with ME music, and Ian ID; 5850 & 5010 had Spanish robobibling interrupted for BB ID. Next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 [new January 1]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 7490.177, Jan 4 at 0051, I find WBCQ jumped?drifted? further off-frequency than usual during usual gospel huxter; and 5130 is off the air. 0100 starts `Allan Weiner Worldwide` but shortly becomes evident it`s a rerun, as he is talking about the Ampegon antenna under construxion, apparently from early August; so I bail out. And at 0114, John Carver says,
``Glenn, No signal on 5130 this evening and 7490 is in and out and not a great signal. It appears that tonight's show is a repeat from back when the superstation was being built as he's talking about assembling the crane to build the antenna and that it's the ten-month anniversary of his meeting Angela. John``
5130, at 0236 Jan 4 now this WBCQ is on, S9/+10 and playing AWWW, the same or another repeat? If live it would have been at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5970, Jan 4 at 0055, WEWN is S9-S8 of dead air in Spanish; latest problem with this transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1020, Jan 4 at 0339 UT, nulling KOKP I hear Jim Bohannon; which 1020 is he on? Station finder at http://www.jimbohannonshow.com/station-finder/ leads off with KVNT Anchorage AK, but not starting until 7 pm = 04 UT; and only one other, far more likely here, KDKA Pittsburgh PA, from 10 pm = 03 UT. He has quite a roster, but still not a single station in OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0620 UT January 4