Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 16, 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 16, 2019

Saturday, November 16 2019

** CANADA. 6030, Nov 16 at 1333, JBA carrier. Could it be CFVP
Calgary? Best window to get its 100 watts after the Cuban radio war is
finished for the night, yet near-sunrise propagation. In fact, have
seen no reports of CFVP for many months and wonder if it has closed
down? I don`t recall any explicit news of that, but the last log I can
find of it was by nearby Harold Sellers last December 21! But I may
have missed some; how about it, Harold? Those close enough like Vernon
BC could hear it all day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850, Nov 16 at 1358, still NO signal from CHU, despite
allegedly Online per
--- what do they know? I do hear some SSB scratching nearby (Glenn

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 16 at 0540, RHC English is suptorted with audio
breakup and some hum; 6100 similar but less breakup; 6165
undermodulated but not distorted; ending Caribbean show, better
modulation on music than talk. 5040 is still in Spanish this hour.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA. 13566, 13633, 13766, 13833 approx., Nov 16 at 1505, RHC-FM
spurs with F# tone out of 13700-AM; spurs also readable in AM mode,
while 13700 itself is readable only in AM mode. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Nov 16 by 1935, I finally find some music suitable
for napping, from reliable VOG, but only fair and fadey signal;
scanned the higher SW bands which were almost all vacant, talk or a
with few non-soporific music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, Sat Nov 16 at 1855, via UTwente SDR, IRRS
carrier via ROMANIA has just come on with good signal never audible in
OK across dayside, restored after AWOL yesterday. Vs huge splash from
CRI 7285. At about 1857, CRI switches to 7295 for just as bad splash
from other side. Opposite SB tuning and/or narrow bandwidth help but
do not eliminate the ACI. Dead air remains a bit past 1900 (or
internet delay?), about 1900.5 FSN = Feature Story News JIP, without
any IRRS Aida IS or sign-on. 1901.5, another FSN ID. 1903.5 change to
``News in Brief from the United Nations``. Audio is breaking up but
it`s a UTwente problem since same happens to CRI, even after refresh.
Then it`s time for brunch and nap; no WOR fragment now as was reported
a biweek ago. 1955 recheck, some talk show is cut at 1958.5 to IRRS ID
and sign-off, QSL offer, different theme for closing, and off about
1900* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6000, Nov 16 at 1335, RHC with noise
jamming, serves them right; no signal on 5995 and JBA carrier on 5990
probably China, so presumed 6000 be today`s frequency for Echo of Hope
+ jamming as in the Nov 15 edition of Aoki/NDXC. Less QRM to RHC //
6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6085, Nov 16 at 1331, alarm SFX and Shiokaze
IDs, Korean, from JAPAN; S9 and no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY. 12035, Sat Nov 16 at 1346, VOT during `Letterbox` show,
reading long missive from Alan Holder, Isle of Wight, who is also a
correspondent of ours. Personal info such as best wishes to
presenter`s grandmother but she is still in intensive care; and seems
the presenter himself is recovering from a bike accident. Perhaps Alan
can clarify this, including presenter`s name. Or try to hear repeats
of this first English broadcast of the day, such as 2315 on 5960 if
they manage to get on air, or UT Sunday 0415 on 6125. Copy difficult
now due to heavy pulse jamming(?) at the rate of 4X per second,
centred about 12032.5, inevitable even by USB tuning (Glenn Hauser,

** U A E. 11925.114, Nov 16 at 1341, VP carrier vs huge OCB splash
from 11930, i.e. NHK Indonesian relay, to be followed by way
off-frequency English at 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
November 16 at 1321 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA S3-S5 but presumably
better in Europe where it`s aimed. 1356 recheck hearing beepery, so SW
Radiogram or something else? SWR is sked on 15770 Fridays at 1300, per
WRMI and per Kim, but Sat & Sun 13-14 UT blox remain blank on WRMI
skedgrid. Ivo Ivanov confirms it was SW Radiogram at 1330 Saturday.

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 5085 & spurs, Nov 16 at 1327, WTWW-2 on again in the
morning, Ted plugging WTWW-1 9475 for Bible stuff from SFAW; canned ID
``America`s music on WTWW, Lebanon, Tennessee, transmitter #2 at your
service``, and rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2027 UT November 16