** CHINA [non]. 13650, Feb 6 at 2335, have been listening to the nice Chinese music on CRI`s so-called “Portuguese“ service via CUBA, on caradio; BTW, I see that WRTH 2021 says nothing about this and some other Eurolangs being replaced for months by music fill only. Maybe that will be noted in the free B-20 pdf updater coming out shortly. Passing by the 94.3/99.9 joint LPFM transmitter site on N side of Enid on US 81, once again 13650 is overridden by FM noise from them; likely overloads on any SW frequency tuned on the caradio, but fortunately lasts for only a few blox (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 5040, Feb 7 at 0125, RHC`s tropical frequency is OFF; still off at 0332 next check. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA [and non]. 6180, Feb 7 at 0141, S9/+10 of dead air — almost: occasional few words of English JBA. Is this the CRI relay as scheduled? Much weaker signal than not // 6000 RHC English, and unusual heavy flutter on 6180 – RNA Brasil is probably SAHing it but also too weak on 11780 to make a match, nor any DRM noise audible around 11910 but if heard would not be // either.
5910, Feb 7 at 0336, this CRI English via CUBA has VG signal and modulation, but no trace via KB0FX remote of harmonic on 11820. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 4015-USB, UT Sun Feb 7 at 0122, pirate music at S9/+10, reminds me of “Surfin` USA“, but not per playlisters, where everything is on a “sweet“ theme; 0129 “Wolverine Radio“ expected ID. Still going at 0200 with bluegrass when I tune over to 5950 for TRSW. Many more logs here: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,77752.0.html Last time I heard it on 74m, was Jan 24 on 4055-USB. Nothing doing on 43m tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 1610 kHz, Feb 6 circa 2200 UT, no signal from this TIS as in IRCA 2018 list:
“1610 WQCL720 OK Jet Alfalfa Alfalfa County OSU Extension’s Great Salt Plains Lake (9 Mi N of Jet on SR 38) [ALERT] 36.742667 98.132333 expires 04/04/15 source tRs heard 10/13“
It used to be barely audible daytime in western Enid from quiet parking lots with NOAA Weatheradio relay; not lately, but certainly was still on long past 2015y. Now I drive right by the site at park entrance, across from Kegelman radome and aux Vance AFB airstrip, and it`s gone — no signal and no TIS antenna or transmitter at all.
However, there is a new TIS-suspicious-looking pole on the east side of US 81/60/64 north of Enid, south of the T-junxion. No sign and no signal on 1610 or 530 — yet? Not far from highway construxion which is going to continue for a long time, eventually widening all of this strip to much-needed four lanes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 750, Feb 6 circa 2124 UT, still no signal from KMMJ Grand Island NE, which has been off for months pending sale and reformatting — and recalling? During bandscan on caradio near Nescatunga at artesian well. Here there is less splash daytime from 740 KRMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1110, Feb 6 at 2123 UT, VG talk signal presumed KFAB Omaha NE skywave already; yet the next 50 kW station to the east, 1040 WHO Des Moines IA, is barely audible. This does not make sense if both of them are really 50 kW ND! Could 1110 really be KVTT The Metroplex? This was English, not Asian, and altho 50 kW, KVTT is direxionally unfavorable; yet higher 50 kW direxional Mpx stations 1440 gospel huxter already in well, and also 1480 Vietnamese like 1560 Houston (Glenn Hauser, near Nescatunga OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1370, Feb 6 at 2121 UT, insurance ad, “1370 KGNO“ ID and C&W music, not strong and fading but mostly dominant on caradio at artesian well N of Nescatunga OK on State Hwy 11. I don`t hear it in Enid and was believed off or QRP for longtime but in last few months others have heard it active. I`d say it`s still underpowered for rated 5 kW ND at only 198 km = 122 statute miles from Dodge City over the Ogallala Aquifer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2072 monitoring: on the road, not in a position to confirm the Sat 2030v Feb 6 airing on WA0RCR, 1860-AM; anyone hear it, when?
Confirmed Sat Feb 6 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, good on caradio and no jamming audible, but starting to show during `Viva Miami` following at 2300 with mailbag in English.
Also confirmed Sat Feb 6 at 2308 the 2300 on WRMI 7780, JBA on caradio N of Enid on US 81/64/60.
Also confirmed starting at 0422:30 UT Sun Feb 7 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, the Gateway 160 Meter radio Newsletter, VG via nearby Warrenton MO remote but with lightning crashes which must be coming all the way from the FL/GA area per Blitizortung. Next:
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
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. 5950, UT Sun Feb 7 at 0200, WRMI-8 with `YROT` opening Texas R Shortwave now with a regular slot: roboYL signs on in English and German offering special eQSLs for detailed reports; subject is Outlaw music, first tune starts about west Tennessee. Similar if not identical IDs and QSL offers at 0214; and 0242 followed by an 18-wheeler song, 0256 signing off, 0257 YROT theme again. Good S9+10/20 and clear but by the end with a SAH maybe Ethiopia. Same program is to repeat at same time every week this month (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Feb 7 at 0129, WTWW-2 hamtalk wrapping up with looong list of credits; by 0131 `Theatre Organ Under the Arch` is underway with another guest thorganist, but I can`t keep listening once music starts due to pervasive ripple on very strong carrier distorting the music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0428 UT February 7