** CUBA. 11820, Jan 26 at 0303, CRI news in English, S9+20! This is of course harmonic, 2 x 5910 where same is S9+40/50. Have not noticed this one before: harmonic suppression/filtering must be turned off; deliberately? Could it be just receiver overload? No, not on the R75; and recheck at 0420 in Yue/Cantonense, via the KB0FX SDR, also barreling into MO, S9+15/20 vs 5910 at S9+25/35. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.
If one multiple is radiating, so may be others. Next up is 17730 = 3 x 5910, and by golly, KB0FX is detecting a JBA carrier there. Of course no such propagation expected at night, no matter how much power goes into it. But there`s a chance of HF sporadic E boost before we get too far past the midwinter subpeak; also: 4 x 5910 = 23640, and 5 x 5910 = 29550. Would not hurt also to check those between 03 and 05. 5910 is supposedly 250 kW at 305 degrees across the USA, accounting for its extreme strength thisaway.
Meanwhile direct, back at 0305, checking other 25m Cubans. RHC Spanish on 11850 is S9+10/20 but quite suptorted and still lacking any plus/minus 10 kHz spurs. 11760 is S9+20/30 of dead air; 11670 is S9+10/20 with good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 9690, Monday January 25 at 2300-2330, REE in English, VG and no need to check for the //s. All about recent US history with some soundbites: Alison Hughes narrating a report on the insurrexion upon the Capitol by trecherous traitorous treasonous Trump terrorists - as I call them; including her rather startling cynical remark, paraphrased but close: `Due to travel restrixions, the US had to stage a domestic coup`.
Then over to Justin Coe for a report about the Inauguration; managed to find a Spanish angle, as the Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, had spent several months studying in Spain, especially about García Lorca. Closed with some music right up to BoH TS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5800, Jan 26 at 0341 quick check of WRMI whether `Freedom Synergy Radio` remains: yes, and someone from Epoch Times is conducting an anti-China interview. So it`s quite clear that the Falun Gong cult is heavily involved, if not running FSR; i.e. the same who bring us Sound of Hope and Chicom jamming. Even so, the FG do not deserve to be persecuted, organs harvested and genocided inside China as alleged. Beware of Epoch Times` disgraced Trumpist ads cropping up on the web. They should stick to anti-ChiCom stuff with which we might agree rather than messing in US politix, such as: https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-afs:Content:9900544617 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1550, Jan 26 at 0316 UT, ESPN Radio promos dominant for a while; whence? NRC AM Log shows surprisingly few affiliates among the 54 US stations on 1550, most of them with peanut power at night; in deference to CBEF? In fact, barring any affiliate changes since it was printed, the only two possibilities are KICS Hastings, Nebraska, 27 watts; and KYAL, Sapulpa OK, 40 watts; and my E-W antenna is pointed toward the latter but is hardly deaf to the north. KYAL pattern favors the ESE while KICS is ND (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0552 UT January 26