Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5-6, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5-6, 2018

Thursday, December 06 2018


** CANADA. 6070-, Dec 6 at 0635, CFRX with music, but it`s only the
mid-hour break in `Coast to Coast AM`, a very American overnight
talkshow, as immediately found // 850 KOA Denver, and soon back to
George and call-ins.

Checking now because Channel 292, Germany, was reported by Manuel
MÃndez, Spain, to have ``eclipsed`` CFRX when it came on at 0625 Dec
2, and I wondered if there would be QRM over here, and is that when
292 start every day? But nothing of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, D LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 6 at 0637, RHC English is overmodulated, distorted
and slightly wobbly; after checking the rest of The Cuban Five at
0636: 6060 strong and fully modulated: 6100 medium mod; 6165 weaker
than 6000 but more modulation as 6000 is the quietest. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13563, 13633, 13767-13770, 13830, Dec 6 at 1358, approx.
spans of filthy FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM transmitter. They are
all diffuse, and unreadable even with FM tuning. The least they could
do would be to tune them up for clear FM reception. But instead by
1509 recheck they are gone, while both 13700 & 13780-AM remain on.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 5950, Dec 6 at 0630, RFI via WRN via WRMI, English
hour is still here, mid-ID, contact addresses, press review about the
yellow-vest protests. (What is that in French? I had to search it out:
a bit more euphonious: Âgilets jaunesÂ). ``Paris Live`` is anything
but, recorded 16 hours earlier (and on Mondays, 64 hours old) (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6085, Dec 6 at 1348, Sea Breeze via JSR
JAPAN, usual earnest YL in English but still hard to understand;
stinger and another negative news item about KN I think attributed to
VOA. Latest frequency change, but already has rapid click jamming on
the hi side only, one peak circa 6087.6; evitable by LSB tuning (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non?]. Altho temp is near freezing, some surprising
enhanced local-area tropo morning of Dec 5. Bill Hepburn`s map
forecast a marginal level-1 blob from central OK into S central KS,
right on the money. First tipoff was a solid signal from KWOU 88.1
Woodward OK at 1442 UT December 5, for `Stardate`, which is often a
struggle to hear, sometimes with momentary airplane scatter Doppler
bursts.

At 1530 Dec 5, I`m bandscanning UHF DTV to find at least Bad signals
on these channels normally vacant: 10, 11, 19 (KAUT NF QRP?), 21, 22,
26, 28, 31, 34, 35, 36, 45. Most of these check out for OK such as
Tulsa, maybe also Wichita area. The only decodees are 42 KBZC-LD OKC,
confirming it still exist on the doomed band; 46 KOCM Norman not yet
moved to 16; and RF 20 KQCW ``19`` Muskogee, 550 kW which BTW has
applied to double power (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15410, Dec 6 at 1508, Arabic mentioning
Argentina; it`s Eye Radio, M-F 15-16 via VATICAN, hardly any other TA
signals audible on 19m now. HFCC says it continue at 16-18 via FRANCE,
both at 139 degrees! Despite the Eurosites, both are brokered by
Madagascar`s MGB, whence you would think these could emanate (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035.695, Dec 6 at 1402, VOT English talk, 1404
over to music as this Emirler is the off-kilter transmitter today.
Also QRM from pulse jamming, same rate and sound as on 11980, 11875,
presumably strays out of the full-bore Cuban jammers on 11930, 11860.

11815.022, Dec 6 at 1408, S9/+10 VOT Turkish almost on-frequency, but
distorting music when tuned to 11815.000 USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7615-USB, Wed Dec 5 at 1516, Civil Air Patrol net, with
numerous colorful tactical callsigns, usually followed by two numbers.
Most of them emit a beep at end of transmission so no one has to say
``over``. Among those heard, either directly or referred to: triblade
(which I think is the overall net call), yellowbrick, sunfish,
rattlesnake, bluebird, aspengold, redfox, bluemesa, oilwell,
bluemound, middleeast, landinggear. Note that every one is a two-word
compound, and just hearing them, I cannot be sure whether there be a
space between them. Many talkovers as stations vie to check in (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1959 monitoring: zzzz, not checked
Wed Dec 5 at 1030 on WRMI 5950; also missed checking Wed Dec 5 at 2200
on WBCQ 7490v & WRMI 9955: can anyone confirm hearing any of these, or
not if tried to? Next:

0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN *5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW [NEW]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.46-AM, UT Thu Dec 6 at 0255, surprised to find this
WBCQ on with a rant associating GHW Bush with the Kennedy
assassination! What a tribute. It`s the wacko `Hal Turner Show`, and
he breaks for ToH ID at 0300 mentioning only 9455 WRMI and 7490 WBCQ.
He doesn`t even know he`s on 5130+, which is fair; 7490+ is poor, and
9455 is a JBA carrier. This appears UT Thu only at 0200-0400. He`s not
on the WBCQ 5130 sked either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Thu Dec 6 at 1417, WRMI, DX news in Spanish with quite
a Brazilian accent, mentions DX Clube sem Fronteiras. It`s a segment
on `Frecuencia al DÃa`, as Dino Bloise then continues with a tribute
to Carlos Arturo del Castillo, on the Nov 27 anniversary of his death,
with clips as announcer at R. Austria; and IIRC this name was a
pseudonym (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15550-USB, Dec 5 at 2029, gospel huxter as WJHR is
here instead of 15555-USB! IIRC, 15550 was its original frequency,
later shifted. Most of the time this 1 kW PEP station is inaudible on
either frequency, often passed by in daytime bandscans. And maybe on
air only sporadically; after all, deceased John Hill has nothing new
to say.

Latest HFCC Dec 6 still has it on 15555 only: 14-22 UT, imaginary 50
kW at 5 degrees and in imaginary AM, while it has always been in USB.

Our FCC has not got around to posting any B18 sked, since A18!
https://www.fcc.gov/general/high-frequency-stations-seasonal-operating-frequency-schedules

HFCC has WJHR as the only station in the world on 15555, but on 15550
it will have some competition during its 8-hour span: notably FPU via
VATICAN, FRANCE at 1500-1600. Fortunately the other listees, DHA UAE
ADM are likely only imaginary woodens at 13-15, 1630-1820, 1920-2300.

So I`m rechecking Dec 6 at 1504: nothing on 15555, but 15550-AM indeed
occupied by language talk with echo, still at 1532, which Aoki/NDXC
identifies as R. Tamazuj for Sudan South, with the site switch at
1530. It remains to be heard whether WJHR have permanently moved back
to 15550 or was it a test or a mistake? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Thu Dec 6 at 0646, WWCR is still running TOMBS with
his perpetual promotion of how to call and talk into his answering
machine. WWCR has finally updated its program sked to dated Dec 1, but
still shows WWCR-1 off after 0600, with Brother Scare only at 0400-
0600 UT Tue-Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 6 at 1354, WTWW-2 is (still?) on with Xmasmx,
interrupted by hard-sell ham radio ads, S9+30 along with weak parasite
spur carriers 5072.1, 5097.9. All still going and still S9+30 at 1530
check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 810, Dec 6 at 1329 UT, vocal Xmasmx in English, Silver Bells
to OCAYF, from E/W, soon QRMed by cut-on of WHB Kansas City with
sportstalk, making fast SAH of approx. 10 Hz. This must be the same
unID station which had Xmasmx mixing with my Mexican log a few
mornings ago. 1333 brief announcement about homemade chile, and 1337
another break about a broadcast of the Santa Fe City Council. So it`s
KSWV, with a new format, temporarily? Or as transition? No longer `Que
Suave`, semi-Spanish. Is 5000/10 watts U1, with 7.5 watt PSRA, but
this is obviously on day power before local sunrise which in Dec is
officially 1400 UT (January: 1415). Here`s website now, except for
``Suave``, all-English as Classic Hits:
http://www.santafetoday.com/kswv/

BTW, WHB is correct in switching to 50 kW ND day pattern at 1330 UT in
Dec and Jan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1566, Dec 6 at 1344-1346, JBA carrier, presumably HLAZ
Jeju, Korea South, 250 kW FEBC. I`m trying to catch the signal drop at
1345 as they switch from Japanese to Chinese, but no change here;
maybe I just missed it a minute earlier. Earlier TP carrier check pre
-sunrise around 1320 found JJBBA carriers on 774, 747 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5011.7-USB, Dec 6 at 1357, weak 2-way in colloquial
Spanish discussing putas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11730.010, Dec 6 at 1412, poor signal sounds like Thai.
But listed is AWR in Mandarin via Nauen, Germany. Some other site? AWR
also uses off-frequency Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1912 UT December 6
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