** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Mon Jan 6 at 2057, rock music on WRMI, feared not R. Tirana relay until I hear their IS at 2059 closing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** AUSTRALIA. Reply from Tim Gaynor Jan 6, about bushfires: ``Hi Glenn, No fires in my area at Gunnedah. Just smoke from other fires elsewhere. Appreciate your concerns but we're ok here, Best regards, Tim Gaynor, Unique Radio, Gunnedah NSW, Australia`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)
** COLOMBIA [non]. 5910, Jan 7 at 0226, S9 music and Romanian announcement from RRI // 7340, as scheduled 0100-0300, 300 kW, 307 degrees to E North America. NO sign of Alcaraván Radio as reported by a DXer in New Jersey to the NASWA Flashsheet, with ID at 0214 UT Dec 31, and no mention of RRI. Alcaraván has been off the air for about a sesquiyear. Possibly back the night before NY eve?? RRI would have had to be missing simultaneously. 5910 is further blocked at 0300-0500 by China via Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 15370 // 15140 // 11880, Jan 5 at 2111, all three RHC are in Kriyol, rather than supposedly Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, as in EiBi; or Portuguese, French and French as in WRTH 2020. Something`s always wrong at RHC :::: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** PERU. 5980, Jan 6 at 2353, JBA carrier from R. Chaski vs Cuban jamming, until cutoff at 2354:05*, My last check was Dec 29 until 2354:22, i.e. 17 seconds earlier now, 8 days later, averaging 2.125 seconds slippage per noctem (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ROMANIA. Re: ``7345, Dec 30 at 0718, RRI mailbag in German reading letters at some length; 307 degree beam from Ziganeschti also serves North America beyond. Spelling it fonetikaly into German raises the question whether the name be related to Gypsies, or rather Roma. Say, could that name be linked to Romania? Altho hardly Latinate``
Erich Bergmann, Germany, replies: ``Hi Glenn, It is difficult to say if Tiganesti is related to the Romanian term “tigani” which means Gipsy. There are a few villages in Romania with this name. By the way the village Tiganesti with the transmitter site was included in 1968 in the village Ciolpan and took also this name. Originally the village Tiganesti took its name about the year 1800 from the nearby monastery and lake with the same name. The term “tigani” is generally substituted nowadays by Sinti and Roma, they have their origins in some parts of India from where they migrated to Europe a few hundreds years ago. On the other hand Roma and Romania are not linked. 73s Erich`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)
** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 6 at 2352, VOT English is on tonight, and a little later than usual, just now getting to closing headlines (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 379-MCW, Jan 6 at 0712-0715 UT, two ND beacons mixing, DL, 500 watts from Duluth - Pike Lake MN; and BRA, 400 watts from Asheville - Broad River NC. I was tuned to 377-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2015 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 5 at 2147 check the 2130 on WRMI 7780, S9-S7.
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 6 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, F-G, S9+10/S8.
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 6 at 0230 on WRMI 7780 fair, 9395 JBA.
Checking these two via UTwente SDR, both JBA as MUF down this week.
Also confirmed #2015 on WRN webcast.
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 6 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast; JBA on WBCQ 5130 at 0418 check.
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 6 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, JBA carrier vs JBA pulse jamming on 9955.
Also confirmed UT Tue Jan 7 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S5-S8. Hope it lasted until 0129, for by 0137 check, JBA with unknown 7780.5 het.
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. 7780, Monday Jan 6 at 2100, this WRMI plays World Music fill, including the Cayman Islands tourism promo, to fill a blank field on the skedgrid, rather than another surprise airing of WOR; 2130 into ABF in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0425 UT January 7