** CUBA. Pertinent to 250 kW of dead airs, not to mention jamming, not to mention whether even successful SW broadcasts are worth it:
Electricity Prices Shock Cubans: Over 2,590 Pesos
Some electricity bills exceed the minimum wage of 2,100 pesos.
DDC | La Habana
Perhaps there be a hidden “SW wastage“ tax imposed on the poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Feb 8 at 0720 UT, ND beacon DDP, which is 1000 watts from San Juan – Dorado. I was tuned to 390-USB. Always nice to hear this far one when it propagate (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U K [non]. Correxion to original report as 17545.007 — was supposed to be 17745.007; I had Bayto Yaikl on my mind. It`s a week later before I notice this in the NASWA Flashsheet; is no one else paying attention? Not me, hi! Original log report fixed:
17745.007, Feb 1 at 1455, HOA talk and bit of music S9-S4, slightly off-frequency until cut off at 1459.5*. Per Aoki/NDXC, it`s BBC Somali via UAE at 1430-1500; also at 1100-1130 via Madagascar, plus Saturdays only UAE starting at 1130 filling in the gap – for silly ballgames? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 407-MCW kHz, Feb 8 at 0718, NDB IL, which is 25 watts from wILmington, Ohio; tuned to 405-USB, and hard to untangle from always-there HRU in Kansas, about the same pitches (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2072 monitoring: confirmed Sunday February 7 at 2302 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.93, S6-S8, at Nunavut item so probably started on time at 2300, hopefully both on SW and webcast.
(Meanwhile the other WBCQ airs UBMP with Tajik music on 7390.22; The first half-hour of this always repeats 25 hours later, so you can listen to WOR and still get the first of UBMP later.) Both offsets confirmed by KB0FX remote in SAM mode.
Also confirmed UT Monday February 8 at 0057 just in time the 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.
Also confirmed UT Monday February 8 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800 VG S9+20 via Bonaire; 7780 VP S3 with staticrashes via UTwente; also WRN web.
Also confirmed at UTwente Mon Feb 8 from 1900:33 on IRRS via Bulgaria 7290, intact at spotchex until closing 29 minutes later with a pause before some music fill. Usual ambiside splash de 7295 East Turkistan and just as bad 7280 Vietnam. Earlier, weak carrier on at *1854:28, bump up to full power by 1854:30, open carrier until 1859:50 last word of algo and cut to ending of sign-on with PO box only; 1900:04 `Feature Story News` before WOR start a bit earlier than usual. Next:
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. Ahoy Glenn – We saw your write-up about us in your log for February 6-7. We’ve received lots of compliments for WRMI’s 5950 kHz signal. Your write-up’s correct so we’re sending along your limited edition eQSL. Please mark March 7 on your calendar so you’ll remember to listen to our Ladies of Texas Music Tribute on WRMI. 73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate. Texas Radio Shortwave Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star State https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw (with unsolicited eQSL, but hoped for, Feb 8) Viz.: https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW-TexasOutlawMusicTribute_eQSL_WRMI Hauser.pdf Or #109 in my gallery, a really big 3+ MB pdf, but great resolution: http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1110, Feb 8 at 2115 UT, talkshow in English, loops NNE/SSW like KFAB Omaha; I`m checking at about the same time I was DXing a biday ago from Nescatunga, finding good signal from this whilst little from 1040 WHO Des Moines, which is a little further but ought to be doing at least as well via skywave, both 50 kW ND in daytime. Soon I check the remote in Omaha just to be positive, and then at 2130 a remote in Crowley TX, which is getting KVTT but poorly despite proximity: talk in S Asian language, mentions Pakistan so maybe Urdu? Then an adstring mostly in accented-English obviously concerning The Metroplex, two “Radio Azad“ IDs heard, not “FunAsia“ as in radio-locater. And the Azad name is not in NRC AM Log. Seemingly has no website to look up languages. Azad means “free“ in Urdu, et al.
KFAB however shows a local talkhost afternoons, Chris Baker, who would rather live in Omaha than Miami! KFAB is fading up and down a bit — it`s at that awkward distance between edge of pure groundwave and skywave ramping up, 352 miles city-to-city; while Des Moines is 425 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 2235 UT February 8