Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 28-29, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs January 28-29, 2018

Monday, January 29 2018

** ARMENIA. 9745, Mon Jan 29 at 1435, S8-S5, religious in English referring to frequency 9410, South Asian accent, explaining that the root of the word Bible means book! EiBi shows 9745 as TWR via Armenia, M-F at 1435 going from Hindi to English until 1450, and indeed off when rechecked at 1455.

Certainly not on 9410, nothing heard, altho both BBC English via Oman and Turkey in Russian are scheduled this hour. Guess what: per Aoki/NDXC, 9410 was the A-17 frequency for this service, and they are still announcing it! That should confuse listeners, no more so than TWR India itself. Why doesn`t a god intervene and set them straight in its own self-interest? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOUVET ISLAND [non]. 14195-USB, Jan 29 at 1502, W6HXW utters his callsign over and over, atop a pileup for some DX station, reminding us that the 3Y0Z visit to Bouvet is finally about to begin, ETA was today or tomorrow (plus some time to set up). 14185 was their nominal frequency on this band, but now I am hearing only DG7LAL on 14184-USB working USA stations. Keep an eye on:
with daily reports on the voyage, which has encountered some very bad weather and rough seas, so they may be further behind schedule, but no new ETA mentioned:

``JANUARY 29 â We had another night of rocking and rolling. A strong southwesterly wind produced high following seas resulting in the stern of the ship rising on the approaching wave or swell, the ship surfing down the front of the wave, and the bow plunging into the wave ahead of it. The change in motion produced a change in the migratory pattern of gear and furniture, but the chaotic end results were similar to our last rough ride. Entropy exists.

Last evening, we met with the helicopter pilots to be sure we understood each other. Safety first, and then get everything ashore as quickly as possible with never more people than our infrastructure can support. We parted with the "one team" commitment.

We continue to bounce around, but for the soaring sea birds around us, it is just another day. Onward! [KÃIR]``

The same appears on
with this addition as of January 29: ``1605 UTC: Satellite navigation shows the ship 370 nautical miles from Bouvet``. So what is their average daily naumileage? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 5900, Jan 29 at 0214, S9-S6 of open carrier, whence? HFCC shows only SOFia, Bulgaria, registered available at 0000-1730, 100 kW at 126 degrees. This frequency was formerly used for Brother Scare at certain times, nominally to N America. Nothing in EiBi, but Aoki/NDXC:

``5900 BIBLE VOICE BCN Radio Dardasha7 0216-0231 1234567 Arabic 50 126 Kostinbrod(Sofia) BUL 4240N 02320E BVBN b17 MBR Nov 23`` Unfortunately I didn`t recheck it after 0216 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, UT Mon Jan 29 at 0040 on caradio, CFRX coming back from an iHeart break to `Ted Talks` --- in America we would expect to hear this on NPR stations, or RNZI, but CBC must have passed on it in Canada. Program schedule at
seems to ignore weekend variations in the evenings but there is a sidebar link to Ted Talks:
but time for `TED Radio Hour` as Sunday 12-1 am [05-06 UT], so maybe what I heard was only a promo. Drop-down ``select station`` shows it`s also on six other Canadian iHeart stations. Eventually a link to podcasts of recent episodes, this one for Jan 26 being ``Can We Trust the Numbers?``

Anyhow, I am pleased to be able to listen to CFRX while driving around Enid at night on the BST-1 SW caradio. That is, except when too close to noisy traffic lights/HF transmitters which block even stronger signals than this 1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Mon Jan 29 at 0215, RHC English with special about Josà Martà on some anniversary, instead of `DXers Unlimited` with Arnie Coro, who is recovering from surgery. So what better substitute? Also Martà stuff in the second half of English hours; at 0630 mailbag, 0633 ``special`` World of Stamps about --- JM.

9535, UT Mon Jan 29 at 0613, RHC is still on here and in English instead of turning off at 0600 after Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC. `DXers Unlimited` is supposed to be on now, but no mention heard of Arnie Coro, who is recovering from surgery. Instead, report about a duplicate of a Josà Martà statue in New York being installed in Habana --- about time! // The Cuban Five, 5040, 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165 with various levels of modulation. 9535 mod is OK but only fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 5920, Jan 29 at 1405, pop song sounds English, 1407 Korean YL; lite jamming from rapidly pulsing carrier on high side, about 5921.65. Must be Voice of Freedom from South to North.

6085, Jan 29 at 1412, Furusato no Kaze, via Shiokaze, JAPAN, this one with same kind of jamming but from the low side 6084 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13835-13840-13845, Jan 28 at 2016, DRM Noise weak abutting 13845-AM WWCR. Must be RNZP. After several changes here is their full schedule as of Jan 29, from

``RNZ Pacific (RNZI) broadcasts at the following frequencies and times to different parts of the Pacific Region. Expect schedule changes from time to time to take account of propagation to our target audience.

NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our transmitter site from 2230 to 0600 UT (Thursdays 1030-1800 NZST [but is on DST of UT+13 until April --- gh]). During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes.

29 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
UTC kHz Target Days
0000-0458 15720 Pacific Daily
0459-0758 13730 Pacific Daily from 01 Dec
0759-1058 9765 Pacific Daily
1059-1258 9890 Solomon Islands and PNG Daily from 13 Jan
1259-1650 7390 Pacific Daily from 18 Dec
1651-1750 5975(DRM) Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga ** From 12 Jan Sun-Fri
1651-1758 7390 Pacific Sat
1751-1850 9780(DRM) Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa Sun-Fri
1759-1858 9700 AM Pacific Sat
1851-1950 11690(DRM) Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1859-1958 11725 Pacific Sat
1951-2050 13840(DRM) Pacific Sun-Fri
1959-2058 13840 Pacific Sat
2051-0000 15720 Pacific Daily``

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1914 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday January 29 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.96v-CUSB, S4-S5; also confirmed UT Mon Jan 29 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.83v, ~S7 at 0429 check. Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 29 at 0430 on WRMI 9455, S9+10, much stronger than // 9955 yet peaking S9. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1915?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9955, Jan 29 at 1456, WRMI `Viva Miami` vs pulse jamming, new episode in Spanish with Jeff & ThaÃs discussing fruit and other food, evidently after stopping in Hawai`i on their trip back from HFCC A-18 Malaysia. Yes, that event has already come and gone, Jan 22-26. Perhaps reports and photos of the conference will eventually be made public, at HFCC.org, or WRMI FB, like was done for HFCC B-17 in Cape Town. ``The B18 HFCC/ASBU Coordination Conference will be held from 27 to 31 August 2018 in Slovakia.`` I see that HFCC has a questionnaire, but not intended for mere listeners, who can see what concerns them:

This report dispatched at 1813 UT January 29
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