** CHAD [non]. 5960, April 14 at 0459, carrier at S9-S8, soon African music, 
and announcement in *French*, which I can`t copy fully, including, ``Vous êtes 
à l`ecoute de --- internationale``, ``six heures, samedi quatorze avril``, 
fréquences and program summary for the hour to follow; 0503 hilife music. 

Since it starts in French rather than English, I assume this is the one 
originating from Ndjamena rather than Maiduguri, whether it is really appelling 
itself Ndarason rather than Dandal Kura yet. This hour only is now registered 
as 250 kW, 65 degrees from ASCENSION, something BaBcoCkian in Kanuri (Glenn 
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 7330, April 14 at 0054, no signal from RHC, supposedly scheduled 21-04 
UT. Nor anything on 7340, the other side of jamming and Radio Martí, which is 
supposedly scheduled mornings only, 11-15 UT. But at 0455, 7340 is on with RHC 
Spanish, S9, undermodulated and USB necessary vs 7335 jamming and Martí; off by 
0505 recheck. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, April 14 at 0504, RHC English missing from this one, still 
nothing at 0514. The rest of The Cuban Five are on: best on 5040 and 6060 as 
usual; 6000 suptorted --- wiggle that patchcord; 6165 is S9 to S9+20/30 with 
old news obviously pre-Drumpf strike on Syria (if there is any ``breaking 
news`` after 0100 UT, RHC won`t get around to it until tomorrow; or maybe not 
even after 1900 UT when the English hour airs first, to be repeated seven 
times). Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, April 14 at 1457, RHC is on but no spurs today, tsk2 (Glenn 
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, April 14 at 0059, only jamming heard past 0100 as 
jamming builds up, but soon JBA carrier detectable amid from Radio República. 
HFCC A-18 claims RMI has some Spanish broadcast, 150 kW, 285 degrees from 
Issoudun, FRANCE at 0200-0300 & 0300-0400; also days 1 & 7 only at 0400-0500. 
And duplicate registrations on 7350, where nothing is heard, after CRI English 
via Kashgar until <0100.

WRTH 2018 pp 512-513 shows two websites:
http://www.directorio.org
which linx in turn to this for the broadcasts in particular:
http://directorio.wildapricot.org/radiorepublica
Wild Apricot? What`s that about? It shows:

``CUBA: Onda Corta 9490 kHz
lunes a viernes 9pm-11pm
sabados y domingos 9pm-12am``

i.e. EST/EDT, so during Yanqui-mandated DST, it`s one UT hour earlier than 
registered, starting at 0100 UT! And the weekend extension in UT days should be 
in HFCC as 1 & 2, not 7 & 1. ABOUT:

``Radio República is an International radio station run by the Cuban Democratic 
Directorate "Directorio" transmitting uncensored news and information to the 
Cuban people. Radio Republica serves as a voice for Cuba's Resistance Movement 
throughout the island. In addition to providing "real" news to the Cuban 
people, Radio Republica is a sought after refuge for Cuban activists seeking to 
record acts of repression in progress. Radio Republica serves as a vehicle to 
document and monitor the whereabouts and physical integrity of activists 
suffering pursecution [sic] for their pro-democarcy [sic] activity. Radio 
Republica also serves to give voice to, and help coordinate the grass roots 
movement for freedom and justice throughout municipalities and communities in 
the island.  >Mas [sic, from August 2017:]
https://www.diariolasamericas.com/florida/radio-republica-una-voz-al-aire-la-resistencia-cubana-que-cumple-12-anos-n4130409

Radio República es una estación de radio internacional del Directorio 
Democrático Cubano que transmite noticias e información sin censura al pueblo 
cubano. Radio República sirve como voz para la Resistencia Cubana por toda la 
Isla. Radio República constituye un santuario para todos los activistas cubanos 
en la Isla que necesita [sic] documentar los actos de represión en el momento 
en que ocurren. Radio República sirve como vehículo para documentar y 
monitorear el destino y la integridad física de los activistas que sufren 
persecución por su lucha por el respeto a los derechos humanos. Radio República 
también le brinda una tribuna y contribuye a la coordinación del movimiento 
popular por la libertad y la justicia en los municipios y las comunidades de la 
Isla  >More [sic, link to same Spanish story]``

It`s always seemed strange to me that RR, which originally broadcast via WRMI 
when it was 9955 only, altho brokered by RMI, keeps using France now that 
multiple much closer 100 kW Okeechobee transmitters are available, which ought 
to put a stronger signal into Cuba vs the jamming. From over here, the 9490 
signal from France varies greatly in level and S/N ratio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-AM, April 14 at 0009, JBA carrier; 0052 electronic music 
S9+10 vs storm noise east of here, past 0107, with long pauses of dead air. 
These logs say it was Cool AM Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41767.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.935, April 14 at 1454, S2-S3 African music, i.e. Radio 
Munansi via WWRB. If it`s anything like last Saturday, could be continuous 
music for hours before getting down to business (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1925 monitoring: not confirmed, Friday April 13 at 
2330 on WBCQ, no signal again from 9330v-CUSB, altho it was detected poorly ~23 
hours earlier. Next:
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 29]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1926?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1926?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, April 14 at 0458, WRMI `Oldies` channel is S8-S5 while there 
are no signals from // 9395 & 9455; 5950 for at least the third night now, and 
still unshown on the skedgrid for WRMI-14, off the air from 0200 to 1100, so 
now may be filling all those hours? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, April 14 at 1500 and 2330 chex, no signal detectable from this 
WBCQ. Wonder what happened to main transmitter, which was doing so well last 
week? Larry Will reported to the WOR iog:

``WBCQ 9330 noted Friday April 13, 2018, 1800-1815 UT after seemingly off for 
several days. Talk by some doomsday/prepper nut for several minutes, and then 
Brother Scare with commentary. Fair to good signal on the PL-880 despite 
overall noisy conditions. The transmission appears to be in AM mode; new 
exciter? (Larry Will, Mount Airy, MD)``

Evidently nothing about 9330 on `Allan Weiner Worldwide``; John Carver`s 
reportage of AWWW this week, UT Sat Apr 14:

``Listening on 7490 this evening as the signal is greater than 20 over. Theme 
song started at 0001 after some fill music. Over the theme Allan stated that 
there would be a real mailbag this evening. Allan and Angela in studio 9 in 
FLA. Allan commented on Angela's tan and said she looked like a pretzel.

Opening talk about how AM and SW are very similar except for channel spacing, 
frequency range and antennas. Then talked about antennas and stated that 5130 
was back on the thousand foot rhombic. Talked very briefly about the rotating 
curtain antenna that would be used on the new super station. This mutated into 
a talk about radio waves which are light waves and then talked about all the 
different waves until he got to cosmic waves.

Reading of actual QSL letters began at 0031. Reading of emails began at 0049. 
Allan dodged two questions about who was behind the new super station and 
talked about the power consumption of the new transmitter and said that the 
electric service at the station was being upgraded. He mentioned some numbers 
for electrical consumption which I didn't catch but I know the last number 
mentioned was over a million watts.

Program was off the air at 0100. No phone calls or politics this evening. John, 
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, 9930, 9475, 5830, 5085, April 14 at 1459, WTWW is missing from 
all possible frequencies; natch, including the spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, April 13 at 2119 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS back to normal 
for now, presumably the station with unbroken carrier talking instead of 
musicking on right bearing vs heavy storm noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1808 UT April 14
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