** EGYPT. 9899.605v, Feb 18 at 2115 via UTwente, certainly R. Cairo on signature off-frequency, and signature extremely distorted but not suppressed modulation. Should be in English, but my brain cannot lock onto it as English, or Arabic, but what? Intonation seems more like Russian, maybe, which is an RC language but scheduled at 19-20 on 9510. I cannot recognize a single word in any known language. At 2130 there is a 5+1 timesignal, more talk, non-English? By 2222 maybe I can make it English; at 2242 maybe utters “goodbye“, music; 2144.5 tone to 2245* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ITALY [and non]. Altho WORLD OF RADIO was scheduled to be pre-empted on this, the third Friday, February 18, from IRRS 7290 and 1323 kHz at 1915 UT, I check remotes anyway just in case. Turned on at 1858, nearby Noale SDR is getting NO signal from AM Italia on 1323; at 1903 it`s hearing German, i.e. from Romania`s domestic minority service, which has always been a QRM problem; ex-918 only with Spain, and no LW 207 either. 7290 via Bulgaria never comes on air either! As monitored via UTwente. Past 1915 still nothing.
WORLD OF RADIO 2126 confirmed, however, on 1323 kHz only, Fri Feb 18 in progress at 2141 check, so AM Italia is back on air, S9+10. It may not have been at first check 2115, but distracted by Cairo did not get back to it by 2130. Now as usual, no QRM problem on 1323. But at 2154 in my 4790 item, modulation chops off as I am saying “Tom Ca–[ll Theatre]“. Dead air for more than a minute, 2156 music fill; 2200 no ID but JIP `Feature Story News`. Off before next check at 2221. Next:
0230 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530] 1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW] 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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** SPAIN. 12030, Feb 18 at 2252, is today`s missing frequency from REE, checked at Maryland SDR: backward for ME it`s often as good as 9690 direct to N America, which is S9+30 today; the other 25 mbs are still on, 11940 S9/+10 and 11685 S7/S5, all in time for token English Friday at 2300-2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 18 at 2320, VOT English is VG into UTwente, now starting `Feeling Supreme` segment, this time delivered by heavily-accented YL, about “fat-in-liver disease/syndrome“ which is problematic if over 10%. VG but some hum and by now the usual CCCCCCI undercurrent. Signal strength merits max bandwidth of 9 kHz but audio input is still lo-fi “telco quality“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Feb 19 at 0100-0202, AAAWWW on WBCQ webcast, notes with paraphrases of A&A`s comments, often yelling over each other, mostly far-right ranting. Most of which I gh strongly disagree with. Open window and yell out “I`m mad as hell and won`t take it any more“. I`m white so I`m no good. Don`t make bad choices because you have too much freedom. Boycott Land-o-Lakes because they took an Indian lady off their butter boxes. Vacuum state of horrible leadership. Communist China is taking over all US branches of government, responsible for puppet Biden being president. We have to wait for Trump to come back in 2024 and fix all this.
At 0135, datestamp as 18 February YOOLF 2022, trimulcasting on 7490, 6160, 4790 – none checked here. Got rid of AT&T as too costly via copper pairs, so new phone for show is 207-286-5483 – but there were no calls put on air, I think. Fuel cost is up 50% and electricity will be doubling. May be hard to keep WBCQ in business. Looking into energy- and cost-saving modifications, such as pulse modulation.
There is no true ownership of property in the US since you can lose it by not paying property taxes. 0141 quoting Chuck Kelly about how radio is not going away despite TV, streaming. Radio listening is up among younger Brits. A&A don`t have a smart speaker, too creepy listening all the time. 0150 anti-Biden, Hillary, AOC, Warren quotes from signs. Also anti-Trudeau. WBCQ may have so start a “Radio Free Canada“ transmitter. Allan for at least the third time recently makes the explicit false claim that no privately owned SW is allowed by the government in Canada. You`d think he would know aboot CFRX if not CFVP! There is a “dark“ government which could get rid of Allan. 0159 prayer; runs over 2 minutes until joining Hal Turner in progress at 0202. Standard disclaimer! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0226 UT February 19