** BRAZIL. 9630.324, Jan 18 at 2230, JBA off-frequency, S5-S7, presumed R. Aparecida in Portuguese. I haven`t heard even the carrier of this for a long time, but presumed as such on signature off-frequency. Its 11856v has been gone even longer, while 6135v has continued more or less active, but I think not 5035 either. My last log of it on 9630.3 was Feb 7, 2020, but I find one from Manuel Méndez on August 7, none since. Now it`s slightly stronger but less readable than RVM on 9665v.
Recheck at 0320 Jan 19, 9630.3 is a JBA carrier, while 31m is otherwise virtually dead of US signals, yet 11905-11915 RNA Brasil DRM noise is detectable, but no AM signal on 11780. K-index is 3 with strange conditions. But WRMI seems absent from all frequencies, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** KUWAIT. 5959.887 kHz, Jan 19 at 0353, via Bonaire SDR, first noted as heavy splatter to 5950 when trying for WRMI, Arabic talk measured here in SynchAM of 5960.000 minus 113v Hz carrier; 0355 music; 0358 two brief ~1 second breaks also visible on waterfall; 0400 Kuwait ID and news, first about Yemen. This Kabd is always offset minus (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 18 at 2235, REE North American frequency is back on after missing a week or more, S9+20 in Castilian, and presumably English after 2300 on this Monday when I heard some music. But after 2235 NO signals on // 11940, 12030 or 11685 to be heard here nor by TWR DR SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 18 at 2305, no signal from VOT English to us, checked at DR SDR and even UTwente. Something`s always erroneous at Ermiler. KUWAIT was VG later, tho, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2069 monitoring: not confirmed UT Tuesday
January 19 at 0330 on WRMI 5800 since this and all transmitters are
off air during power outage; see separate report. FSR has pre-empted
WOR the past few weeks anyway contrary to skedgrid. Next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [still needs confirmation] 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. 9975 KVOH, 9955 & 9395 WRMI, 9330 WBCQ, Jan 19 at 0323, no signals or maybe traces, as K-index is 3 at 0300, but no storms reported.
At 0325 I find 5800 WRMI also absent when FSR or WS should be on, and still nothing after 0330 when FSR or WOR should be on. Then I check all other possible WRMI frequencies, and hear no signals on 4980, 5010, 5850, 5950, 7570, 7730, 7780, so altho propagation is degraded, WRMI must be totally silent for some reason. Just to be sure, also check them to Bonaire SDR at 0352: none at all, including those aimed thataway, 5800 & 9955.
Still at 0545 no signal e.g. on 5850 and I check disgraced FB:
“WRMI Radio Miami International 3 hrs · Power outage at WRMI: at about 0115 UTC January 19, the electrical power went out here at the WRMI transmission plant. This means that all transmitters are off the air at this time. Our Internet stream of 9955 kHz is still on with emergency power. Florida Power and Light estimates that power should be restored by around 0300 UTC, but this is just an initial estimate. Hopefully we will be back on the air soon“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 19 at 0334-0340 UT when K-index is 3 so not expecting much, but, beyond the high local noise level at lowband: 639(2 with slow SAH of 108/minute = 1.8 Hz), *684(2), 693, *774(2), 837(2 slow), 882, 891, 909, 1017, 1044(2), *1053, 1107, 1215, 1224, 1296(2), 1305(3), 1665(?). * = strongest. As for the SAH on 639, mwoffsets shows two of the RNE Spain synchros are/were 1.8 Hz apart, but not including the big one of 300 kW at La Coruña (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING
THE POWER WORSHIPPERS
Saw an interview on DW The Day, TV news January 18 about why so-called Xians are so enamored of amoral sinner Drumpf; searching on names finds many other appearances, including:
NEXT ON BOOK TV: KATHERINE STEWART ARGUES THAT RELIGIOUS NATIONALISTS ARE WAGING POLITICAL WAR ON AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND INSTITUTIONS https://www.c-span.org/video/?471142-1/the-power-worshippers (via gh)
This report dispatched at 0558 UT January 19