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Glenn Hauser logs January 14, 2020

** CUBA. 13566, 13634, 13767, 13834, 13900 approx., Jan 14 at 1542, spurblobs at 66-68 kHz intervals from RHC 13700. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, Jan 14 at 2042, RHC in Brazuguese is overmodulated / distorted; while 15140 in English is OK. Aoki says 2030 (“3020“) on 15370 is supposed to be in French; EiBi says English! except French on Sundays; WRTH says French, daily, as does RHC`s own B-19 schedule. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, Jan 14 at 2338, RHC Spanish is S9+10 but suptorted; also with parasite weak spur carrier on 11840, but not enough audio to match, and probably another on 11860 vs residual jamming. Strange that I have never found an RHC frequency in the morning with plus/minus 10 kHz spurs, tho one would expect same transmitter to be in use other than the tardes. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, Tue Jan 14 at 1925, via UTwente SDR, IRRS with much better signal than yesterday when WOR was JBA, but still not up to par; about the Bushes involved in Iraq wars, clips of them accompanied by banjo music; what program is this? 1934 check, now in `Wavescan` as scheduled. Good but with ACI from 7295 CRI East Turkistan. As it`s closing by 2000, sandwiched between CRIs on both sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 710, Jan 14 at 0707, Mexican NA is playing until 0708 when no Spanish talk heard other than Rebelde Cuba peaking from another angle; this being from WSW, which fits for the only NW Mexican outlet, XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihua2 at local midnite, often heard here despite listed night power of 100 watts vs day power 7000. IRCA Log also shows it as 24 hours, and mentions it being off-frequency, which was only part-time, and not heard askew here now or recently. Considerable CCI too from English, likely Amarillo and KCMO, and persistent 711 TA carrier het, prime suspect being 300 kW Morocco (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 14 at 2352, JBA carrier from R. Chaski under Cuban jamming against nothing else; until autocutoff at 2353:49*. Last check was January 11 at 2353:55.5*, 6.5 seconds later, 3 days earlier, averaging <2.2 seconds earlier, per (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15400, Tue Jan 14 at 1546, poor signal with flutter, seems like English but very heavy accent I cannot lock onto. It`s Radio Tamazuj, 250 kW, 150 degrees via VATICAN, mainly in Juba Arabic per Observer, but which does have 10 minutes of English on Tuesdays & Thursdays sometime during the 15-16 UT hour, per WRTH 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 14 at 2332 check, VOT English to N America is AWOL yet again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non}. 1090, Jan 14 at 0702 UT, KAAY Little Rock AR in dead air again, until 0705 gospel music starts in nominal format. Meanwhile, I hear the 1 kHz het from 1089 UK Talksport headed by a 400 kW with several synchros almost doubling that (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5915, Jan 14 at 2333, VP signal, maybe in French? But CRI English via Kashgar to S Asia is registered; other possibilities at this hour per EiBi, Zambia if all-night, and Myanmar, which would not be in French either. Myanmarianese is rather distinctive (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0230 UT January 15

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