Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 6-7-8, 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 6-7-8, 2019

Wednesday, January 09 2019

** BRAZIL [NON]. 6090.00, Jan 8 at 0047-0051, one signal S7-S9 very
poor but enthusiastic talk seems Spanish. IRAN is scheduled here, and
the same is inbooming via UTwente SDR. It`s an anti-American Cuban

I am checking this again, because another monitor has repeatedly said
he hears ``Bandeirantes`` and ``Sao Paulo`` mentioned on this
frequency, such as at this time on a previous date --- despite info
from Brazilian DXers that Bands. is long gone from SW and has even
dismantled its equipment. I also brought up Bands. webcasts which were
nice to hear in Portuguese of course, but not the same programming as
on 6090:

BTW, Anguilla was absent, but next check at 0355 PMS is on, next2
check at 0635 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14968.44 & 15311.56 approx., Jan 7 at 1437, JBA spurs out of
RHC 15140 transmitter are detected and also the closer pair circa
15283 & 14997. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But today the 13 MHz
band is clean of spurs, just fundamentals 13700 & 13780 --- except:

13750, Jan 7 at 1503 surprised to hear RHC Spanish audio here but does
not compute as spur or mix of 13700, 13780. Instead it is 1390 kHz
below 15140! I.e. receiver overload mixing with my strongest local
KCRC. Not noted before; must be because distorted 15140 is unusually
strong. 13750 vanishes with preamps off or attenuation.

15140, Jan 8 at 1735 on caradio, this RHC is awful, more distorted
than ever, while 11760 is OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5039.936, UT Tue Jan 8 at 0640, RHC English is unusually way
off-frequency; ``Ed Newman`` is introducing the 2-weekly `Focus on
Africa`, claiming it is also transmitted to Africa on 11880! Which is
a long-gone frequency, now 9720. Complies with listener requests for
more music on this show.

Also, 15139.822, Jan 8 at 1401, RHC Spanish distorted; one thing RHC
usually manages to do, is stay close to nominal frequencies. The
latter cuts off at 1402, uncovering *no* Oman, but Ivo Ivanov says
that did come on by 1405. RHC is back on by 1407 at S9+20. No FM spurs
on 13 MHz band today, but something is always wrong at RHC (Glenn

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521, Jan 8 at 1745 on caradio as I drive around
Enid, JBA het upon nearby KOKC. Hard to believe it be the 2000 kW from
Duba, even before noon here, but can`t think of a better explanation.
On the caradio so not a local device, altho I have also heard it on
home rigs. Close skywave is certainly in play now tnx to the lowsun on
highband, from at least Iowa to Texas. So if Saudi can get to the east
coast, it`s not too fantastic to reach this farther under the
circumstances. Are they hearing it in Massachusetts this early? Other
spots further from a local 1520 should listen for it too, and try to
get a bearing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330 & 9395, Jan 8 at 1740 on caradio, TOMBS
with some reverb, unusual; makes the LDPOG sound really cool, ha.
Rails against those who do not believe he is: turn the dial. OK!

** TURKEY. 11815.731, Jan 8 at 1411, TRT Turkish talk at S4-S8, way
off-frequency today, while English is relatively close at 12035.022

** U S A. 7341-USB, Mon Jan 7 at 1506, crypto letter messages, calls
include Red Cloud 41 and Heartland 40? Presumably another CAP net

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on
7265 CUSB, Jan 6:
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair signal``

Confirmed Sunday January 6 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, poor

Confirmed UT Monday January 7 at 0230 on WRMI 5950 fair, 9395 JBA

Confirmed UT Monday January 7 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast and at 0429
on WBCQ 5130.4, very poor

Confirmed UT Monday January 7 at 0430 on WRMI, S9+10/20; exactly like
last week at same time, interrupting the song ``Hallelujah`` (not the
original version)

Confirmed Monday January 7 at 0930 on Unique Radio, NSW, by Matt
Francis, also NSW, 355 km or 208 statute miles away

Confirmed Monday January 7 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, good (but not 5950 as
on WRMI skedgrid, which is axually // 4980 & 9395, Supreme Master TV)

WOR 1963 on WRMI System B 9955, at least, had a strange glitch in the
opening when I cite the number: ``19--`` with the ``63`` missing. I
made sure it was OK for the remaining repeats, due to delay in
compiling all the information.

Confirmed UT Tuesday January 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good

Confirmed Tuesday January 8 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, fair

WORLD OF RADIO 1964 contents: Alaska, Argentina, Armenia, Australia,
Bangladesh, Congo DR, Cuba, Germany, Greece, India, Iran non,
Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Netherlands non, New Zealand, Oman, PerÃ,
Russia, Sudan South non, Thailand, UK, USA; and the propagation

WOR 1964 ready for first airings January 9:

0930 UT Wednesday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950 to WNW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI *9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI *7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [NEW]
2100 UT Thursday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 7780 to NE [NEW; unconfirmed]
0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW [alt weeks; Jan 19?]
1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
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
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:

** U S A. 5970, Jan 7 at 0613 check, the sporadic WEWN is off again

** U S A. 800, Jan 8 at 1323 UT, ``Motown Radio, 92.5`` and another FM
frequency, ``back to oldies`` --- what? Surely not CKLW.

The excellent WTFDA FM Database
immediately has the answer as I search on the slogan even tho I am
hearing this on AM:
``K223CR KVOM-800 92.5 MORRILTON AR USA 0.25 0.25 0.0 0.0
35-08-52 92-52-05 OLDIES MOTOWN RADIO``

Morrilton is in central AR near LR, 300 miles away. KVOM is the
closest 800 to the east, but believe it is new here. Of course, this
was all with KQCV OKC nulled, and BTW nothing heard from XEROK (Glenn

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Jan 8 at 1326: all
from the WSW, i.e. DU Au/NZ, not NW, i.e. Japan: 612, 702, 756, 837?,
882, 1035. We are at our latest sunrise now, 1344 UT (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. 1570, Jan 8 at 1748 UT on caradio, low audible het from
some of the midday skywave, besides XERF and KTUZ (Glenn Hauser, OK,

This report dispatched at 0245 UT January 9