** ARGENTINA [non]. 9455, Friday February 2 at 0907 check, ``tango argentino`` 
and Japanese announcement, so confirmed is RAE relay via WRMI this hour only, 
this frequency only M-F; very good signal. Is there any news at the start? If 
so, must be brief. See USA: WRMI for Portuguese, German, Italian (Glenn Hauser, 
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BELGIUM. 14180-USB, Feb 2 at 1457, looking for Bouvet, here is OT4A calling 
QRZ or CQ20, callsign always fonetik, and making very quick contacts with RS as 
if this is a DX contest; only additional info with every contact, mostly US 
stations, is ``name is T-H-E-O``. QRZ.com --:

OT4A Belgium flag
THEO BEMELMANS
BETONWEG 56
3670 MEEUWEN-GRUITRODE
Belgium

And he`s a.k.a. ON4AEK. Apparently a lot of hams get secondary calls for 
DX/contest purposes with different prefices for the benefit of WPX hunters, 
even while operating from same home QTH. But don`t try to QSL him direct. Lots 
of photos of his antennas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. ND beacons, MCW IDs per http;//www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb ---
317, Feb 2 at 0705 UT, VC and dash, from La Ronge, Saskatchewan, 2158 km, 1341 
st mi in N Central Sask

332, Feb 2 at 0707 UT, QT and dash, from Thunder Bay, Ontario --- seems like 
negative keying, maybe the way I am off/tuned?

395, Feb 2 at 0713 UT, YL and dash, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, 2289 km = 1423 st mi 
even further N than La Ronge

(also relog of 388, GLY, Clinton-Golden Valley, Missouri at 0712; I`ll try to 
avoid relogs of nearby domestix) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15233, 15302, 15439, 15508, Feb 2 at 1453 check, the worst of the 
RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM are on today around these peaks (Glenn Hauser, 
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Feb 2 at 1930, R. Herwa International via WRMI is on 
again, usual good signal. This broadcast has been quite reliable, unlike the 
morning one at 0700, let alone the apparently canceled R. Biafra. Ivo Ivanov 
reported:

``Radio Herwa International via TDF and WRMI, Jan 21
1930-2000 on  9580 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri, fair
1930-2000 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri, weak
Radio Herwa International - no signal on Jan 25-27
0700-0730 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
Also nothing 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf of WRMI tx#9
Radio Herwa International, inactive at present as of Jan 29
0700-0730 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
0700-0730 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
Radio Herwa International [not inactive as of Jan 29]
1930-2000 on  9580 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
1930-2000 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri

Radio Biafra [only entry for this in his clandestine schedule]
0500-0530 on  7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English [sic]``
Need to recheck whether Biafra is still on 9955 WRMI/`RAE` webcast at 0500, 
after 9955 is off SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1915 monitoring: confirmed Thursday February 
1 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850 VG S9 to S9+10. Also confirmed, UT Fri Feb 2 at 0030 
on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, VP S2. Next:
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1916?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455 // 9955, Feb 2 at 1202, I`m awake to check out RAE`s Portuguese 
hour via WRMI. Altho 9455 was quite strong 3 hours earlier for Japanese [See 
ARGENTINA non], now both are JBA, S1-S2 and at first I can`t determine the 
language. At 1220, 9455 suddenly fades up to S9+10! Must be when enough 
insolation heats the ionosphere between there and here. 9955 is not quite as 
strong, and by 1224 bothered by Cuban pulse jamming as if they should care 
whether Argentina speak to Brasil! A good way to make friends for Cuba? Now 
that I can hear it, a long narration about a singer from the 1930s, with 
ancient recordings.

 At 1240 both are good with song; 1245 talk feature but with continuous music 
bed, faded up to full periodically, about San Juan province and some geological 
national park. YL speaks Porteñuguês, i.e. Brazuguese with an Argentine Spanish 
accent; of course, many place names are pronounced in original Spanish, or 
Porteñol. 1251 about comidas in that region; 1252 the pulse jam on 9955 is JBA, 
seems to mention ``O base de la Luna``?, 1253 outroduxion credits with program 
name mentioned once but I don`t copy it. Also mentions ``quarta-feira``, 
implying that this is the Wednesday broadcast, not even Thursday`s, now on 
Friday. Also explains why no Friday `Atualidade DX` segment heard today. Maybe 
Tuesday? Yes, program schedule here 
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-portugues/
shows the 4-feira travelog feature title I was hearing: `Rotas Argentinas`. And 
the earlier feature could have been `A Conversação`. 1254 finished and plays 
RAE multi-lingual ID loop twice; 1257 to Polynesian fill music from WRMI. So 
this service is anyhow confirmed, altho previously it was not lasting until :57 
past the hour.

BUT, RAE in German & Italian now complete their fourth week of imaginary 
broadcasts at the new scheduled times of 19-21 UT M-F and new WRMI frequency 
9395: Feb 2 at 2045 check, 9395 with World Music fill, that jaunty sax tune. Se 
vuoi ascoltare l`italiano, tune to 9455 // 7780 at 2045 Friday altho `AWR 
Wavescan` is scheduled at 2030-2100.

However, today, `The Power Hour` is still running on 9395 // 7780, resuming at 
2135 Feb 2 after break with a hard-sell adstring for the paranoid; instead of 
defaulting to World Music fill on these a few minutes after 2100 as I had been 
logging repeatedly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9610, Feb 2 at 1226, S5-S2 open carrier, typical Greenville 
warmup could have been going already 10 minutes earlier. 1230 JIP (join in 
progress), Vatican News IS and ID pronounced in mandatory inglés, sign-on in 
Spanish with `Informativo matutino` for 2 de febrero. So was it recorded 
earlier? It`s already tarde in Roma, the center of the universe. 1245* cuts off 
modulation abruptly in mid-word, with no despedida, carrier off a few seconds 
later. 

Not a trace of any VOA ID or IS before or after, as if they are ashamed to be 
violating Separation of Church & State, so casual listeners would have no idea 
whence this really radiate. Anyhow, confirms as I suspected, that like the 0145 
UT broadcast on 7305, also violating Separation of Church & State, this too has 
been curtailed to only 15 minutes, ex-45 in that case, ex-30 in this case. The 
WRTH B17 updater missed these changes.

The RCC should also explain why they need to use secular VOA Greenville when 
they have their own WEWN Radio Católica Mundial which is also relaying Vatican 
News in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, 0100-0115 UT February 2: 
this time with the NRD-545 and ALA-330S oriented E/W. I usually prefer the R75 
where it`s easy to set 9 kHz steps from any starting point. In this case I have 
to tune 1 kHz away from each 9-kHz plan frequency on SSB. For some reason, it`s 
mostly midband, nothing at low end and only one at high end: 882, 909, 936, 
1044, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1116, 1125, 1134, 1152, 1161, 1179, 1197, 1521.

February 2 at 0648-0702 UT, back on the R75 with E/W longwire. This time I am 
tuning 1 kHz above with LSB, which could alter the results. Ideally I should do 
both LSB and USB with the close frequencies. 531, 549, 558, 567, 585, 621, 639, 
693, 711(seems off frequency plus), 729, 774, 783, 801, 855, 882*, 909, 936, 
954, 999, 1044(2), 1053, 1089, 1116, 1125, 1152, 1197, 1215*, 1251. 

*strongest ones, maybe a bit of audio on 882. 711+ is signature of this per 
Bruce Conti, NH, NRC:

``711 WESTERN SAHARA SNRT Laâyoune JAN 26 2200 - Presumed this at 711.12 kHz in 
het party with 711.02 Iran and 711 Spain``

I also try LW but only sign of anything is 198 at 0703 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6040.3-USB, Feb 2 at 0134, weak 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS; 
nothing on 6040.0 at the moment, but het from BRAZIL 6040.67 must not bother 
them, nor the possibility of a spurblob from HJDH 6010v showing up in the area 
again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2343 UT February 2
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