** CUBA. 15730, Sunday April 4 at 2237, RHC in Esperanto, so only the third time and frequency they announce is correct --- but it`s a bust, extremely suptorted S7-S9, as so often on this transmitter. I can barely recognize the language, and there is no alternative, no //. Other days of week, this slot is filled by French, I think. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 11760, Sunday April 4 at 2238, S7/S9+10, over-modulated & distorted; a little better on 9650, just somewhat distorted, RHC in Filatelia show with postal addresses of would-be stamp traders. I`m about to confirm the middle broadcast time of `En Contacto` DX program as shifted for Yanqui-imposed DST. Yes, it runs from 2243.5 to 2259.0. Padded, the first two minutes billboard what will be on the rest of it, including the 569th edition of the AER DX report from Spain voiced by Pedro Sedano. At 2245.5 main topic is the ICAO/NATO fonetik alfabet, running thru all the words from A to Z, which of course are originally in English. Maria Elena then spells her own name that way. And next the alternative list, some matching, some not, like Japan, Nancy and Radio instead of Juliet, November and Romeo. Then a bit about some current ham DXpeditions; RHC/program contact info. Next, about how the Q-codes came about but only mentioning a few of them. Pedro Sedano`s DX report runs from 2254.5 to 2257.0 = only 2.5 minutes allowing for three topix: Tajikistan on 1143 & 7245 including English at 13-14; three BDXC-UK pdf publications for free download; and Angola on 4950, each with contact info. Last, ``glosario HF`` about ``onda estacionaria`` = standing waves, briefly.
Closing credit for guión by Malin? whose name I copied before, with call CO7CW --- pretty sure of that but QRZ.com says he died 8 years ago: ``CO7CW Cuba flag Cuba, WILFREDO LEON, SILENT KEY On 3/09/13 Fallecio En La Fecha Indicada, CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba``. Maybe call has been reissued? And Arnaldo Coro, CO2KK also credited as a colaborador. Next and final airing at 0140 UT Monday, confirmed in progress at 0144 on 11850, S9+20 but suptorted; altho Sedano thought there was a 4th at 0735, which would now be at 0635 if you can find a frequency still on air in Spanish, like 5040 instead of English or off; or maybe webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6165, April 5 at 0159, RHC English frequency of choice tonight instead of 6145, // 6000 and not 11850 which is back in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** GUAM. 12040, Apr 4 at 2206, KSDA confirmed with `AWR Wavescan` on UT Sunday, local Monday morning; Ray Robinson finishing something about Brasil, handing it back to Jeff. S9+10/20 into Bandung SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, April 5 at 0100, right after WOR on WRMI, Overcomer Ministry announces death of Brother Stair on April 3. It`s also on TOM website, and we have stories from Charleston TV stations, forwarded by several DXers:
Ralph Stair, Colleton County preacher accused of sex crimes, passes away --- by Matt Dillane Sunday, April 4th 2021
Colleton County pastor Ralph Stair dies
How would you like your obit to be about your sex crimes? Or merely connected to some unknown county rather than worldwide impact as the Last Day Prophet of God? I`m sure we`ve not heard the last of BS --- most of his 24/7 stuff was already playbacks, sometimes decades old. As long as deluded psychophants keep the $$$ flowing, he may live forever like PPP, DGS and other broadcast gospel huxters. Stations subsisting on that cash may be nervous and in for cutbacks --- WRMI, WWCR, WBCQ. TOM homepage lost its signature image of a boneyard years ago.
5890, April 5 at 0203, BS sounds very lively on WWCR-4 pleading for people to contact him. His was such an individual ego-trip that the deluded are in for a big disappointment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 9830, Apr 4 at 2200, NO signal from VOT English, just heavy S9+20 RTTY into KB0FX SDR --- but RTTY stops at 2205* uncovering still no VOT. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 4 at 2200+ on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.926 varying to .927, via KB0FX SDR in SAM mode showing carrier offset from 6160.000 of minus 73 to 74 Hz --- but it`s last week`s 2079!! Despite 2080 having been available for almost 3 days. S7-S8 anyway.
Also confirmed Sun Apr 4 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 into MO SDR.
Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 5 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.
Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 5 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 into KB0FX, and on 5800, S9+20/30. Next:
1801 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. 5050, UT Mon April 5 at 0147, WWRB on again, S9+30/40 with screaming high-pitched southern-accented gospel huxtress same as heard last night; presumably shortly to be silent again until next Saturday night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6060-USB, April 5 at 0200, weak intermittent 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, partly demodulated by fluttery JBA carrier, presumably Iran, as RHC not on quite yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0345 UT April 5