Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2019

Monday, November 18 2019

** CANADA. 6961-USB, Sun Nov 17 at 2232, some king of military net
with abbr`d IDs including 221, 225, 211, 212, 218. Finally the NCS IDs
fonetikally as CIW311, i.e. CFARS, the Canadian equivalent of our
MARS, and in fact they invite MARS stations to check in too; none
heard. No traffic, and closing net at 2235 17 Nov, but conversation
continues about radar QRM believed from China which gets worse this
time of year. Still going past 2243; intruding into our pirate band,
hi, but whence there is no activity now. Exactly where are these CIW
stations? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Sun Nov 17 at 2223, RHC English finally makes QSY
ex-7380 for ``African`` service, as Arnie`s long-delayed B-19 schedule
starts to effexuate. His `DXers Unlimited` is just ending, with
suptorted modulation on S9+20 signal. Something`s always wrong at RHC

** CUBA. 11850, RHC is still on in Spanish at 2246 Nov 17, but
undermodulated and suptorted, along with parasitic spurs on 11840; and
on 11860 QRMing the jamming-against-nothing after OCB is over. At 2248
I also find a JBA signal on 11910, which might be a new leapfrog
mixing product of 11850 over 11880 another 30 kHz beyond, if both from
same of three transmitter sites --- but not enough modulation on any
to make a definite match. NHK in Japanese is also scheduled on 11910,
but no comparison to 9890. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn

** CUBA. 9640, Nov 17 at 2256, no signal from RHC, which was supposed
to continue as a tarde channel in the new schedule. But something is
JBA, such as KBS in Korean, or CRI in Spanish via East Turkistan, both
scheduled until 2300 (and after 2300, Ukraine has ``reserved`` this
frequency! to Canada in Ukrainian, English until 0700) (Glenn Hauser,,

** JAPAN. Wolfgang Bueschel did a TDOA from Khabarovsk, Hanoi SDRs to
locate the site of RJ on 9890 around 2230 Nov 17, which does show it
coming from Japan, despite the incredibly strong signal I am getting,
so either short path off the back, or equally unlikely long path
beyond SE Asia, not both as I am hearing no echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Nov 17 at 2251, JBA talk, presumed Echo of Hope
on jumparound frequency, usually heard in our mornings instead (Glenn

** SPAIN. 9685 & 9695, Nov 17 at 2257, REE 9690 is putting out spurs
during music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
November 17 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9. Next:
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. 9330.00, Nov 17 at 2129, continued from last report, WBCQ-6
still blasting in with rock music; at 2200 must have switched to
simulcast 7490.1v for `Marion`s Attic`, S9+45 but not synchronized,
rather 32 seconds delayed. The program must be taking a very
convoluted route from one transmitter to another, like via Internet,
or cosmikdebris in Maryland? Now at 2215, no strain to hear that show,
all the scratches loud and clear! 2259 wrapup with no mention of being
on the S-S 9330; bet they don`t know about the bonus.

Ditto for 2300 simulcast continuing with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`,
starting with ``IS`` and ``time signal``, this time featuring parodies
starting with ``Fax Man``. 2330 signal fades down some for the unnamed
music filler, and for 0000 Nov 18 `Le Show`. By 0020, 9330 has faded
down so much that 7490 is sometimes better! MUF trumps kW. But before
0100, 9330 has improved somewhat, and continues with bonus for
`Encore` classical music, as if trying to outshine 6115 WWCR from 24
hours earlier: but this is just a test, which if successful will lead
to turnover one more time to WLC programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

UNIDENTIFIED. 9212-USB, Nov 17 at 2252, 2-way in Spanish, some VP,
some good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0125 UT November 18