** AUSTRALIA. 9740, Oct 29 at 1457, `Spotlight Radio` in special English, S9-S6, outro ref to www.radioenglish.net and 1459 RBA sign-off until 1400 tomorrow. Spotlight uses English teaching as an evangelical ploy, to worm their way into learning minds. Het from another carrier overlaps just before 1500, i.e. AWR SRI LANKA, q.v. And, remember when 9740 was a signature frequency of BBCWS Singapore? Now in B-18, it`s not BBC anywhere, anywhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BULGARIA. 11600, Oct 29 at 1454, a bit of Brother Scare until cutoff at 1455*, seeming same if not synch with 9330.1 WBCQ. SPC has registered this even frequency 24 hours, but also BRB with Kurdish via KCH until 1600. In A-18, EiBi had BS via Bulgaria instead at 1500-1655. How sad that the Bulgarians would rather broadcast BS than Radio Sofia/Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [non]. 6180, Oct 30 at 0135, CRI English here at S9+10 discussing robotix, // 6020 via Albania. 6180 is really too strong and steady to be fro Kashgar as scheduled southward --- because HFCC B-18 has the answer: ALSO during the 01-02 hour, CRI English via HABana! 250 kW at 10 degrees (and also at 02-03 in Chinese). Must be a replacement for 9580, no longer on sked. CRI did not make such a change in B-17. This also must explain why I was hearing RHC Spanish on 6180, Oct 28 at 0135 --- Cuba was getting ready to relay China here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 13605, Oct 29 at 1450, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing, as the incompetent Dentro Cuban Jamming Command keeps after Radio Martí where it should have known was last in use Oct 27, moving Oct 28 to 13820 as always in B-seasons. There, RM is S9+30 with no jamming audible. 11860 continues on M-F only from 1400v, but it`s under WON jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1954, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRELAND. 3413-USB, Oct 29 at 0453, YL VOLMET VP S5 equal to band noise level, EiBi says it is Shannon between 22 and 10; 3413 could also bear ATC comms from San Francisco at any hour. They are far apart, but why risk sharing? One could be on LSB, e.g. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 13670, Oct 28 at 1850, African Pathways Radio on MWV, S9+10 and better than expected despite losing 2 MHz of MUF in B-18 QSY ex-17640. Closing with updated frequency announcement of this at 18 and 11965 at 20, still 11825 at 04, to theme ``Don`t Worry, Be Happy`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1954, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690, Oct 28 at 1854, REE `Tablero Deportivo` excited about sports scores, on reactivated B-frequency for North America, ex-17855; would be sufficient by now, except for het! From weaker off-frequency-to-low-side Voice of Nigeria, which also reactivated this frequency several weeks ago; a collision everyone should have anticipated despite Nigerian absence from HFCC; should be over by 2030 or 2100.
And guess what, Madagascar WV northerly in Russian is also listed on 9690 at 19-20! // 12030 REE is better, S9 and no QRM, tho aimed 110 degrees, exactly opposite from 9690, expanded scheduling for which calls for 15-23 Sat & Sun, but 19-04 on M-F/UT Tue-Sat. 12030 HFCC sked is different: Sat/Sun 15-24, M-F 16-24. I`m not sure all those times are exactly correct, as REE itself has put out conflicting info.
Still registered are a bunch of other frequencies, most of them surely alternates from four transmitters max, often fewer: 11685, 11940, 15110, 15390, 15500, 17715, 17755, 17855, 21620.
12030, Monday October 29 at 1800, REE starts new Russian broadcast after Spanish; as some Russian DXers had been notified to expect. I wonder if REE adjusts its antenna headings, as this one has been toward ME, with none toward Russia.
9690 is not on yet, just Nigeria on 9690-. While I`m busy with WORLD OF RADIO, John Figliozzi discovers 9690 with new English broadcast at 2300 Oct 29, and welcomed by several others in eastern North America. Supposedly on air until 0400, with any other languages or more English? By 0100 Oct 30 check here, has faded to JBA and hardly anything else on 31m, despite K-index of 0 and no storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 15179.877V, Oct 29 at 1443, way off-frequency JBA; It`s AWR via Trincomalee, scheduled at 1430-1500, 125 kW at 45 degrees in KxF language which EiBi`s readme.txt shows means Manumanaw Karen / Kawyaw / Kayah: Myanmar with (10,000) speakers. How many have been converted to SDA already, and counting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 9739.918, Oct 29 at *1500, AWR theme after a few seconds overlap-hetting RB Australia, q.v. It`s Nepali until 1530, 125 kW, 15 degrees from Trincomalee. Are any of their frequencies accurate? Seems like originally they were; what happened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035.707, Oct 29 at 1408, VOT English to WEu and NAm beyond, has jumped off-frequency, while 24 hours earlier it was close to on 12035.0; S9+10 to S8. I start to measure it during music but miss the Question of the almost-over Month as a result; 1414 more filler with the multi-lingual ID reel; more music and 1424 sign-off with outdated claim to be on 15450 at 1230! IS plays until 1427:43 as some Turkic-language IDs start to be interspersed, but hopefully off in time to complete QSY before 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1954, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 347 kHz, Oct 29 at 0501, beacon AFK, which is 25 watts at
Nebraska City NE; I was tuned to 348.
389 kHz, Oct 29 at 0602, beacon CSB, which is 25 watts named `Harry Strunk` at Cambridge, Nebraska --- between McCook and Holdredge on US 6 in SW NE, not far from KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1953 monitoring: confirmed Sunday October 28 at 2130 on WRMI 9955, and about 1 second behind on WRMI 7780 --- in separate playouts rather than a joining of Systems. 9955 has pulse jamming underneath --- tnx a lot Arnie, and 7780 with less noise. NOT confirmed UT Monday October 29 at 0130 on WRMI 5950, unlike a week ago during WRN English relay; rather more Radio Martí in Spanish; but anyway WRN has already made un-DST change a week too early, confirmed on their webcast, WOR at 0230 when 5950 is still SS. Confirmed on Area 51 webcast from 0300 UT Monday Oct 29; and at 0313 on VP WBCQ 5129.84. Not confirmed at 0330 UT Monday Oct 29 on WRMI because 9955 has faded to a JBA carrier; but confirmed on webcast.
WORLD OF RADIO 1954 contents: Antarctica, Bhutan, Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, Greenland, Korea South, Madagascar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria and non, North America, Northern Mariana Islands, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK and non, USA, Vatican, Yemen non? and the propagation outlook.
WOR 1954 ready for first airings UT Tue October 30: confirmed at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good but fading down tho still sufficient by 0100. Immediate repeat at 0100 on WRMI 9955: no signal on outfaded 9955, but confirmed on webcast. By 0115 all three 7 MHz frequencies are also weakening. From next week, WOR should be even later into the dark, at 0200 UT Tuesday on 9955, while 7730 stays at 0030. Next:
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950 to WNW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday Unique 9265V via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0230 UT Monday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [? not last week]
0400vUT Monday Area 51 5130v via WBCQ to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5950, UT Tue Oct 30 at 0030, WRMI is back to English, presumably WRN with Israel Radio, ex-2330 as un-DST shifts have already been made, obviously for the convenience of Londoners, not Americans. It`s totally unclear just when 5950 is going to be with WRN and when with alternative programming on ``W-Radio-Martí-I`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 386 kHz, Oct 29 at 0602, beacon with dash and YV. Can`t find any listing. There is a QV at Yorkton Sask on 385, so maybe I miscopied as I was dozing off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11840, Oct 29 at 1453, S9 carrier with some pulsing quick cut-outs, soon off to stay. Could it be a test from International Radio for Disaster Relief, from SMG VATICAN, the only thing allowed in HFCC, as Cuba doesn`t count? Would not be on 11840 at this hour, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15156.00-LSB, Oct 29 at 1447, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0419 UT October 30