** BRAZIL [and non]. 4885, Jan 17 at 0709, nothing: both Brazilians must be off; normally Pará well atop Acre, on slightly different frequencies. Propagation still funxioning from S America, usual VP signal from 4940 Colombia, which I have not bothered to log itself in months (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13636 & 13764, Jan 17 at 1555, RHC extremely distorted spurblobs with F# tone, about S6 vs fundamental S9 on 13700. Then I also detect second-orders peaking weaker about 13828 and 13573, implying more like plus and minus 63.5 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC, but these are rarely heard lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** EGYPT. 9899.6, Jan 16 at 2115, again no signal from R. Cairo into UTwente SDR, in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SCOTLAND [non]. 5950, UT Monday January 17 at 0300, `Encore` classical music on WRMI. I usually catch previous airing, UT Sunday 0100 on 5850 via a well-positioned remote to the NW of FL, but this week due to perpetual scheduling conflict with `Theatre Organ Under the Arch` on WTWW, I skipped it and resolved to get it now, furthermore listen direct on SW. Starts sufficiently, but fading down by 0310 as some ionospheric disturbance has hit, soon unusable. So I go back to computer, checking remotes in TN, GA, MO which normally get it well, but no good there either!
WWV reported the K-index at 03 was 3, down to 1 by 0600, no storms cited. But the 27-day outlook issued an hour earlier called for Jan 17 to be at maximum readings of the entire cycle: 10.7 cm radio flux 115, Planetary A index 18, Largest Kp Index 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Jan 17 at 2321, token English from REE with Justin Coe about foreign-language bookshops in Madrid; said he arrived there in 1988. Yet he still speaks perfect English. S9+20/30 into Maryland SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Jan 17 at 2313, VOT English is very strong but with some hum, via UTwente, registering +18 Hz offset (but not confirmed calibration with a standard frequency), ending `Review of the Turkish Press`, and starting `Feeling Supreme` with remedies for xerophthalmia = “dry eye“, something you don`t get every day on the radio. One of them: lavénder water. 2319 outro as “program has been Health Line[?]“ before outro which is identical to the intro with theme, for `Feeling Supreme`. So HL must be a subprogram of FS. Or if HL is the program, FS is the supraprogram. Recheck at 2353.5, sign-off again claims we have been listening to the 1330-1430 on 12035, no others mentioned. Something`s always awry at Ankara. Cut to IS which plays forward briefly, cut off at 2355.5, uncovering Chinese from Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, EAST TURKISTAN, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems; but also with carrier from a third station causing ripple SAH, and reads +10 Hz offset. Shortly it goes off leaving XJPBS at less than +1 Hz offset. None of the schedules account for any third station at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2121 monitoring: Also confirmed Sunday January 16 from 2100 on IRRS via AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+19 into Noale SDR nearby. But by 2118 had replaced with fill music, presumably lost feed.
Also confirmed Sunday January 16 at 2330 on WRMI 5950, S9+15/20 into Georgia SDR.
Also confirmed UT Monday January 17 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct and S7/S9 into Georgia SDR.
Also confirmed UT Monday January 17 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/18 into Missouri SDR.
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 17 at 0230 on WRN North America webcast, but opening upcut. Usually there is long pause between their intro and me starting.
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 17 from 0404 on Area 51 webcast, but several remotes can`t hear WBCQ 6160-. Started late after the July 4, 2014 edition of GRITS, wrapping up at 0403, “Falling Star Network“ logo. There was a near-blackout an hour earlier. At 0430 I can detect me JBA on 6150.948 direct but reading a generous S8/S9 by 0435 during HRI. Next:
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. 4985 & 4975, Jan 17 at 0710, WRMI-4 is back on air after absence 24 hours ago from fundamental 4980 with TOMBS, and parasitic plus/minus 5 kHz spurs. 4975 is always stronger than 4985, the latter not always detectable with ute QRM. Yet NASWA Flashsheet filed my yesterday`s log under 4985 which I did not mention at that time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5040, Jan 17 at 0712, JBA carrier with RHC off this time, so Vanuatu? Or 3 x 1680 algo (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0049 UT January 18