** EGYPT. 9899.60, Feb 15 at 2121 check, R. Cairo is 100% improved: NO signal into UTwente! However, at 2204 UT, Andy Reid, Ontario tells the WOR iog: “With varying degrees of audio quality, I don’t believe it is the transmitters. They are on now in English 9900 with some audio squeaking though. I did hear the word “president“!“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 5960+, Feb 15 at 2333, VOT direct is S9/S6 but just barely modulated. Checking UTwente at 2348 it`s +016 Hz high, undermodulated but sufficient if you turn up the volumes on strong S9+27 signal; compared to e.g. much louder 6015 station, Kazakh from East Turkistan, standard denunciation. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. 2353 unusual s/off by heavily accented YL as if this were the 1330 broadcast, IS until 2356* uncovering another Urumqi in Chinese, its CCCCCCI having been audible before TRT quit. Now at least until the 0000 timesignal, another carrier is making a rumbling SAH, unaccounted for in listings, so I guess it may be the Emirler exciter before turned off completely (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 305 MCW kHz, Feb 15 at 0711 UT, OI, 25-watt ND beacon at sIOux City / Tommi, Iowa. What means Tommi? Top search hits lead to a Finnish masculine name; a girl`s name and a VR game. Adding Sioux City leads to S.C. people named that; and OI axually located across the border in South Sioux City, Nebraska! https://opengovny.com/place/ChIJwxQS3cQGjocRz90zVBZkN3M Also leads to a street view of the transmitter box and antenna. Still lacking is any explanation of why this and so many other NDBs are at such weirdly nicknamed airports. Auroral conditions, hardly any Canadians or other USonians making it now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2125 monitoring: confirmed new UT Tuesday February 15 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, VG into Minneapolis SDR; preceded by music fill,“My Sweet Love“ at 0128 tune-in.
Also confirmed Tue Feb 15 at new 2330 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 direct including considerable pulse jamming by the incompetent Cubans. Next:
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. 9455, Feb 15 at 1612, NO signal from WRMI-5 which is supposedly 24/7 including TOMBS cult all day, according to skedgrid now labeled as “WRMI B21 Broadcast Schedule as of January 20, 2023“ [sic!]; but other WRMIs, 9395 & 9955 are on and well audible. 9455 azimuth is 285 degrees, close to thisaway, same as 7730 which when on has a better signal here.
On 9455, no sign either of CNR1 jammer or RFA Chinese via Saipan as scheduled this hour, but M/W/F only and this is Tuesday, instead:
9720, Feb 15 at 1613, music with fast SAH, repeating melody like an unknown interval signal, 1614 other music, S6-S8. This is the Tue & Thu RFA Chinese via SAIPAN frequency and CNR1 jammer, instead of 9455 M/W/F. So what about 16-17 UT Sat & Sun? 9900 shown by WRTH 2022. This jumparound obviously does not escape ChiCom jamming, so why bother? Must confuse casual non-DXer listeners.
9455 is back on with SMTV cult at next check 0118 UT Feb 16; as WRMI skedgriddled at 01-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0312 UT February 16