** CANADA. 392-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0734 UT, dash and ML, 500-watt NDB at La Malbaie / Charlevoix, in far Québec, down the SL Seaway beyond Quebec city almost to Rivière-du-Loup. Again, not to be confused with unheard *no* dash and ML on 392 which is 25 watts in Monroe, Louisiane (Glenn Hauser, OK) See also USA for more logs this session
** CUBA. 11820, Jan 27 at 0344, maybe a JBA carrier; what a difference a day make. Last night there was a bigsig here from CRI relay, 2 x 5910. Propagation is now degraded, as RHC fundamentals on 25m are also JBA carriers on 11850, 11670. 25m is almost dead; and even 31m also bears little with Cuba & USA signals very weak. K-index at 03 was 3. BTW, earlier when CRI was on 5990, checked x 2 = 11980 where it sometimes harmonizes but not this time. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13838, 13770, 13632 S8-S9, 13564, 13492, 13420; 13905, 13974, all approx.,Jan 27 at 1455-1500, extremely distorted and broad spurblobs from RHC 13700-AM; all with F# tone, and the closer ones almost clear in FM reception mode; 68-72 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ERITREA [non]. 17545.065V, it`s Wednesday Jan 27 at 1534, so time for another check of Bayto Yaikl, the RMI-brokered clandestine via Issoudun, FRANCE, S5-S9, talk in local language. It`s the very last entry at the bottom of the WRMI skedgrid as ``Bayto Yaikl L`` -- what`s the L for? still claiming it`s only on Day 6 = Saturday despite having added Day 3 several weeks ago. As usual, the frequency is audibly wavering slightly, making it difficult to nail to the 3rd decimal place (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 397-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0725 UT, further checking of this anomaly ND beacon, evidently CIR in Cairo (Kay-roh), Illinois. Now the third letter sounds more like N -. than R ._. --- but there is not a clear space between the dash and dot, making it more like a T, single dash, as it seemed to sound in my previous log.
388-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0731 UT, mixture of two NDBs copied as OD and BR. BR would really be on 390, 25 watts at Burlington, Iowa - Burns, but there is no OD listed anywhere around here: maybe really OK in Okmulgee - Preston, OK on 388.
404-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0736 UT, XCR, 25-watt NDB at Little Falls / Camp Ripley, Minnesota; I was tuned to 402-USB.
412-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0737 UT, CMY, 30-watt NDB at Sparta / Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; I was tuned to 410-USB.
426-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0738 UT, UV, 25-watt NDB at Oxford / Tunng, Mississippi; I was tuned to 424-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2070 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 27 at 1050 check, the 1030 on WRMI 5850, VG. Next:
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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Next WOR 2071 should be ready for first broadcast UT Friday Jan 29 at 0130 on WRMIs 5850, 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. 9455, Jan 27 at 1504, checking for WRMI as reactivated here yesterday, but not on now, only a JBA carrier, presumably CRI Chinese via Kunming as scheduled this hour only; while 9395 WRMI BS is S8. But recheck at 1532, now 9455 is on with TOMBS at S9-S7, quite weaker than // 9395 S9/+10.
The skedgrid at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIgrid still has not been updated beyond January 15, showing WRMI-5 as on 4980 24 hours; but I noticed no signal from 4980 last night. Ivo Ivanov concludes that`s the transmitter now on 9455; and if on same antenna it would be 285 degrees, same as 7730 - which is *much* stronger here, at night. WRMI never got 4980 up to full strength, so have they given up on it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 18000, Jan 27 at 1537, open carrier; maybe CUBA 3 x 6000? Only JBA carrier there probably Asian, nor on 2 x = 12000. By the time I`m shortly back on 18000, it`s off.
BTW, 18 MHz hamband hopping with phone signals, but no time to weed out any inter/extra-continentals. There is intra sporadic E up to 70 MHz over eastern N America at least; in fact 92 MHz by 1757; FMDX?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1810 UT January 27