** CANADA. 392-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0734 UT, dash and ML, 500-watt NDB
at La Malbaie / Charlevoix, in far Québec, down the SL Seaway beyond
Quebec city almost to Rivière-du-Loup. Again, not to be confused with
unheard *no* dash and ML on 392 which is 25 watts in Monroe, Louisiane
(Glenn Hauser, OK) See also USA for more logs this session
** CUBA. 11820, Jan 27 at 0344, maybe a JBA carrier; what a difference
a day make. Last night there was a bigsig here from CRI relay, 2 x
5910. Propagation is now degraded, as RHC fundamentals on 25m are also
JBA carriers on 11850, 11670. 25m is almost dead; and even 31m also
bears little with Cuba & USA signals very weak. K-index at 03 was 3.
BTW, earlier when CRI was on 5990, checked x 2 = 11980 where it
sometimes harmonizes but not this time. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13838, 13770, 13632 S8-S9, 13564, 13492, 13420; 13905, 13974,
all approx.,Jan 27 at 1455-1500, extremely distorted and broad
spurblobs from RHC 13700-AM; all with F# tone, and the closer ones
almost clear in FM reception mode; 68-72 kHz intervals. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ERITREA [non]. 17545.065V, it`s Wednesday Jan 27 at 1534, so time
for another check of Bayto Yaikl, the RMI-brokered clandestine via
Issoudun, FRANCE, S5-S9, talk in local language. It`s the very last
entry at the bottom of the WRMI skedgrid as ``Bayto Yaikl L`` --
what`s the L for? still claiming it`s only on Day 6 = Saturday despite
having added Day 3 several weeks ago. As usual, the frequency is
audibly wavering slightly, making it difficult to nail to the 3rd
decimal place (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 397-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0725 UT, further checking of this
anomaly ND beacon, evidently CIR in Cairo (Kay-roh), Illinois. Now the
third letter sounds more like N -. than R ._. --- but there is not a
clear space between the dash and dot, making it more like a T, single
dash, as it seemed to sound in my previous log.
388-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0731 UT, mixture of two NDBs copied as OD and
BR. BR would really be on 390, 25 watts at Burlington, Iowa - Burns,
but there is no OD listed anywhere around here: maybe really OK in
Okmulgee - Preston, OK on 388.
404-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0736 UT, XCR, 25-watt NDB at Little Falls /
Camp Ripley, Minnesota; I was tuned to 402-USB.
412-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0737 UT, CMY, 30-watt NDB at Sparta / Fort
McCoy, Wisconsin; I was tuned to 410-USB.
426-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0738 UT, UV, 25-watt NDB at Oxford / Tunng,
Mississippi; I was tuned to 424-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2070 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January
27 at 1050 check, the 1030 on WRMI 5850, VG. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A [and non]. 9455, Jan 27 at 1504, checking for WRMI as
reactivated here yesterday, but not on now, only a JBA carrier,
presumably CRI Chinese via Kunming as scheduled this hour only; while
9395 WRMI BS is S8. But recheck at 1532, now 9455 is on with TOMBS at
S9-S7, quite weaker than // 9395 S9/+10.
The skedgrid at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIgrid still has not been
updated beyond January 15, showing WRMI-5 as on 4980 24 hours; but I
noticed no signal from 4980 last night. Ivo Ivanov concludes that`s
the transmitter now on 9455; and if on same antenna it would be 285
degrees, same as 7730 - which is *much* stronger here, at night. WRMI
never got 4980 up to full strength, so have they given up on it?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 18000, Jan 27 at 1537, open carrier; maybe CUBA 3 x
6000? Only JBA carrier there probably Asian, nor on 2 x = 12000. By
the time I`m shortly back on 18000, it`s off.
BTW, 18 MHz hamband hopping with phone signals, but no time to weed
out any inter/extra-continentals. There is intra sporadic E up to 70
MHz over eastern N America at least; in fact 92 MHz by 1757; FMDX??
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1810 UT January 27