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Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2022

** CANADA. 351 MCW kHz, Jan 3 at 0422 UT, dash and YKQ, 500 watt NDB at Fort Rupert / Waskaganish, Québec. I was tuned to 350 USB, another check for RG in OKC, still AWOL. This is at the southern tip of James Bay near the Ontario border (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [non]. 11790, Mon Jan 3 at 1607, Horn-of-Africish song, talk mentions Iesus Christ, S7/S9. It`s Bible Voice in Oromo via Nauen, GERMANY, per Aoki Sun/Mon/Tue only with other Ethiopian languages in a convoluted schedule until 1800. What a shame Canada`s #1 SW voice to the world are gospel huxters instead of RCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non?]. 5040, Jan 3 at 0432, S7-S9 open carrier, RHC? Too weak unless something be drastically wrong; too strong and too early to be Vanuatu. 5025 Rebelde is also much weaker than usual. Something`s always wrong? at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, Jan 3 at 0450, RHC Spanish, S9+20, overmodulated & distorted, modulation cutting out. This is the Antillas service supposed to switch from 9710 at 0000. // always weaker 9535 for C America. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Jan 3 at 0452, RHC English here instead of alt. 6165, VG S9+30 and good modulation; propaganda claiming Cuba is ``not on its knees``, and the ``economy is viable``. Time for another link to The Other Side, altho not exactly the same subject:

``Like the Prosecutor's Office, Cuban judges turn their backs on justice in the trials against 11-J protesters --- They have not challenged the lack of arguments to support the crime of sedition, nor the absence of impartial witnesses against the accused. Lucía Alfonso Mirabal, La Habana 03 Ene 2022 - 16:29 CET`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 1670+, Jan 3 at 0720, music making a low audible heterodyne on the plus side of talk from WOZN Wisconsin, which had been the dominant 1670 here, surely the new, Mexican as Terry Krueger, Niceville FL, has just measured: ``1670.05 MEXICO XEFCR Reynosa, Tamaulipas 0718 12/23/21 Still here and on the high side with nonstop pop oldies``. Otherwise I have a tough time getting Mexican X-banders (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350 MCW kHz, January 3 at 1555, RG, NDB at OKC is still off the air. Guess flights into/outof Will Rogers World Airport don`t really need it. Other Okies remain off for a long time: 255 SW Stillwater, and 341 EI Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11815v, Jan 3 at 1606 UT, VOT Turkish is strong enough to audiblize squeal on transmitter, much like WEWN; could it be the same model? Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2119 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 2 at 2101 on IRRS SW vis AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+19 into nearby Noale SDR, atop CCI likely Madrid; following 2100 full IRRS ID with address.

Also confirmed Sun Jan 2 at 2330 on WRMIs: 9955 S9 into Maryland SDR, no jamming audible; and 5950 at S9/+10.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 3 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+10/15 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 3 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+5 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 3 after 0230 on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 3 at 0402 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160, -57 Hz into Missouri remote = 6159.943, VP signal after a coughing fit from 0358 by JL?, 0402 ID. 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. 5085, Jan 3 at 0433, WTWW-2 is unusually off this early, and along with it the parasitic spurs circa 5072 & 5097. Then I see this posted at 0415:

``[WOR] 5085 transmitter problems --- Not sure whether anyone else noticed, but 5085 suddenly dropped off the air sometime about an hour ago (now 0413). Clearly a fault of some sort. Just now, I'm catching microsecond bursts of speech, so they're trying to fix things at WTWW. I was enjoying their music program while working in the shack. Hope they make it back soon! 73, Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3360, UT Mon Jan 3 at 0255, I go to the Athens GA remote which is still tuned for me to 3360, but NF from WWRB is off already. Did not get it reconfirmed at all this weekend. Span seems shorter on Sunday night than Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9385, Jan 3 at 0448, S4/5 of dead air, must be WEWN English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1030, Jan 3 at 1546 UT, YL in Spanish. Got to be KCTA Corpus Christi TX, I thought, until finding one other possibility in NRC AM Log, WGSP 50 KW Memphis TN. And KCTA program schedule shows English at this time, in fact very little Spanish: Sat 19-21 UT only. BTW, KCTA stands for Know Christ The Answer, a back-formation? Maybe that`s why so little Spanish, hard to come up with a KCTA slogan; any ideas? Korpus Cristi Tejas Abla? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130, Jan 3 at 1550 UT, KLEY Wellington KS still dead-airing, for the record (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1200, Jan 3 at 0722 UT, the original ``Clear Channel`` station, WOAI San Antonio with C2CAM reincarnation nonsense has severe QRM from a gospel huxter in English, sometimes overriding WOAI. Hard to separate by nulling, since this has to be KFNW West Fargo ND, almost exactly opposite direxions from here. U4 50/13 kW, night pattern supposed to be totally northward; day pattern with lesser lobe to the south. At times, WOAI also gets battered by WRTO Chicago but not now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN. Re: ``13830, Jan 2 at 1527, S Asian? song, S9/+10, announcement and 1528 VR IS, 1530 ID ``Ye ---`` mentions Ethiopia. This is VR Amharic at 1530-1600 from SMG site, but no other language from it or anywhere is scheduled before 1530. Remarkable signal, about the same as 13820 Martí, another example of VR capability to serve far from its intended targets``

I bet what I heard at first 1527 was VR in Malayalam, frequency switching misaligned. Per WRTH 2022, that`s supposed to be on 7320 & 9595 both Tinang, USAGM Philippines, violating Separation of Church & State, at 1510-1530, so immediately preceding on program feed line (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 3 at 0427, perfunctory and not digging to the usual depth, finds stronger ones on 612, 711, 882, 1053, 1107, 1215. 612 surely not the just-reactivated only MW from Jordan, 100 kW, but the 300 kW from Morocco, like 711 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 600, Jan 3 at 1552 UT, sports talk and ad in skywave remnant; daytime groundwave WMT IA is only a trace at best. ESPNs are KROD El Paso TX and KVNA Flagstaff AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 620, Jan 3 at 1543 UT, Spanish from KTNO The Metroplex TX unusually in daytime has CCI from algo making a fast SAH maybe 10 Hz. Skywave remnant, also showing up on many other frequencies. Two most likely/closest/westward sources are: KJOL Grand Junxion CO, and KTAR Phoenix AZ, both 5 kW ND. Will MWoffsets help? As usual, no: CO not measured, AZ/TX only 0.7 Hz apart. Next candidates, KMNS IA and WJDX MS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1823 UT January 3