Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2019

Monday, November 25 2019

** CUBA. 13770, 13841, 13629, 13558, Nov 25 at 1539, approx. spots of
spurblobs out of RHC 13700; not much program audio but easier to hear
in AM than in FM, along with trace of F# tones. The second-orders are
much weaker and no third-orders detectable another 69-71 kHz out.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** EAST TURKISTAN. I don`t have a new SW log to attach this to, but
check out this from NPR Morning Edition as heard Nov 25 at 1435 UT via

``Leaked Documents Offer A Peek Inside China's Detention Of Uighurs
November 25, 2019 7:41 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition
Listen· 4:16 4-Minute Listen


NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to China expert Adrian Zenz about the
documents which provide a look at the Chinese government's crackdown
on ethnic minorities in the country's Xinjiang province.``

Think of this whenever you hear Xinjiang PBS or any CRI via Kashgar or
Urumqi. Or ANY CRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 4880, Nov 25 at 0738, JBA talk seems Korean as in Echo
of Hope, propagating already and thus avoiding the Brazilians on 4885.
Yes, still on 4880 at regular time of 1358; now intermittent RTTY or
something circa 4882. Ron Howard agrees and adds:

``3980 // 4880 // 5990 // 6245 // 6348 // 9095, Echo of Hope - VOH,
with the weekly change of frequencies that is done on Monday (today
Nov 25). All frequencies not jammed; 1129+, start of the daily English
language lesson. My audio at http://bit.ly/2rpFY9o
The language lesson will be repeated in three hours time (1429) (Ron
Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire,
WOR iog via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Nov 25 at 1413, two stations mixing about
equally, medium SAH, Dengê Welat and maybe an Erdogan speech (Glenn

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
November 24 at 2155 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S7-S9, right after
Bob Zanotti attempts to ID but only gets his name out, squeezed in
after another full canned ID by someone else. I did not deliberately
interrupt him.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 at 0230 on reactivated WRMI 9395, S9+10
with some fades to S7; back on, our only airing via the NNW antenna,
and also on 7780 to the NE, S9+10 on meter, but sounds much softer.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 from 0359 on Area 51 webcast; and on WBCQ
5130 at 0427 check but JBA; 9330 is also JBA, probably with something

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, VP S9-S7 but JBA;
OK on webcast. Next:

1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW; 9330?
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Need to check whether 7290 can be heard at UTwente or other SDRs; and
whether transmission now start before WOR. Question mark after
Romania? That has been the assumed site, as IRRS does not comment on
transmitter sites they use. Alexander Busneag, Germany, has concluded
it can`t be Romania, also because bandwidth is 11 kHz, instead of only
10 for RRI broadcasts:

``IRRS 9510 kHz is transmitted via SAF (Săftica), 100 kW. SAF is 13 km
away from TIG (Țigănești). However, transmissions of RRI (Radio
Romania International) via SAF are also registered as TIG in the HFCC

Nevertheless, IRRS 7290 kHz is apparently NOT transmitted via Romania.
RADIOCOM operates 6 SW transmitters of which 5 transmitters are needed
by RRI:
- 2 transmitters of 300 kW in GAL (Galbeni, Bacău county) -> both
transmitters are used by RRI at 1900-2000 for its Romanian language
- 3 transmitters of 300 kW in TIG (Țigănești, Ilfov county) -> 2
transmitters [tx3 and tx1] are not functional at present: (tx3 is a
currently unfunctional "backup" transmitter; tx2 is used by RRI at
1900-2000 for its German language broadcast; tx1 is normally also used
by RRI and will soon be repaired)
- 1 transmitter of 100 kW in SAF (Săftica, Ilfov county) -> the
transmitter is used by RRI at 1900-1930 for its Italian language DRM
broadcast and 1930-2000 for its Aromanian language broadcast.
So there is no free capacity at 1900-2000 for IRRS via ROU.

Here is a schedule of all RRI broadcasts in B-19:
(Alexander Busneag, Nov 20, WOR iog via DXLD)``

Someone might perform TDOA during the 7290 19-20 UT broadcast, if we
really want to know whence it`s via.

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

** U S A. 9330.00, Sunday Nov 24, WLC via WBCQ reported by Richard
Langley, NB, heard in Arabic at 2000. Circa 2155 I hear the menacing
WLC IS. But by 2207 it`s S9+40/30 simulcasting `Marion`s Attic` from
7490v which is S9-S6 and as usual running about a semi-minute ahead.
Same thing happened last Sunday, but presumably not any more after
handing over to fulltime WLC as of Nov 28. Stays with WBCQ
programming: at 2300 `UBMP`, 0000 Monday Nov 25 `Le Show`, 0100
`Encore`: by 0113, 9330 is S9+20/30 while 7490v is S5-S6 (Glenn

** U S A. 1200, Nov 25 at 1357 UT, Spanish has overtaken WOAI, soon ID
for TUDN Radio, WRTO Chicago with the call letters pronounced in
English. More than an hour after Chicago sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200-USB, Nov 25 at 1435, 2-way colloquial Spanish, good
signal, or at least one-way monolog with puta expletives (Glenn

This report dispatched at 1720 UT Nov 25