Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hasuser logs December 7, 2019

Glenn Hasuser logs December 7, 2019

Saturday, December 07 2019


** CUBA. 5025, Dec 7 at 0715, Radio Rebelde music is overmodulated,
distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba; 5040 RHC is off by
now this date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Dec 7 at 1455, `Despertar con Cuba` wrapping with
final propaganda headlines, S9+20 but undermodulated here; // 15140 is
weaker S9+10 but fully modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC

** CUBA. 13766 & weaker 13633 approx., Dec 7 at 1502, spurblobs from
13700-AM, no others heard at multiple displacements of 66-67 kHz.
Better audible in AM than FM, mush in SSB. Something`s always wrong at

** IRAN. 6220, Dec 7 at 0343 past 0409, S9 JBM maybe Arabic?
Presumably the jammer against Iran International TV, which however is
nowhere to be found in the 6.2s. Today`s Aoki/NDXC shows 6230 for
VOIRI in Arabic at 1200-0400; and 6270 for IITV via Armenia over
exactly the same timespan; without making the connexion that one is
trying but failing to jam the other. Iran is upset, cracking down on
IITV people inside the police state (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** IRELAND. 13264-USB, Dec 7 at 1456 VP VOLMET, i.e. Shannon,
scheduled 1200-1800 on here per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** JAPAN [non]. 7525, Dec 7 at 1325 VP carrier, 1329 beeps, 1330 music
JBA. This would be the publicized special 40th anniversary broadcast
of the Asian Broadcasting Institute, site not specified but believed
to be UZBEKISTAN. An auspicious date --- no, not *that* one. I hardly
expected to hear this any better without a remote. It`s airing thrice,
yesterday, today and tomorrow. Ron Howard recorded the first one,
including a greeting in English from American Forces Network, Taiwan
--- not mentioning ABI and probably generic out of the archives. Show
is mainly in Japanese, anyway. ABI is a grandiose name for a DX club,
which I think back in the day did carry out useful research (Glenn

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. Ron Howard clarifies my last report:

``Hi Glenn, A few minor points, regarding your nice survey of Korean
stations: 1) Frequencies listed would be "Surveying Echo of Hope - VOH
and Voice of the People." 2) 4557 is neither VOH nor VOP? Ron

4557 was a Voice of the People frequency for many years, as in WRTH
2014 which I have at hand, but has been gone for some time while the
jammer persists just in case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 13270-USB, Dec 7 at 1457, ``Sondrestrom --- no report
received``, says the same guy who worx for Trenton Military, where
NRRs are often replete, but this is Gander VOLMET. That`s the US base
on the SW coast of Greenland just north of Nuuk, tropical compared to
Thule. Gander still scheduled at hours plus :20-30 and :50-60, rest of
the time off in deference to defunct New York Radio. Gander might as
well expand to continuous, except that would triple its power
consumption (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 5995.095, Dec 7 at 0337, JBA carrier way off-frequency. Of
course! It`s the Al-Dhabbiya site, scheduled this hour only with BBC
Arabic, which apparently are not embarrassed to be associated with
such incompetence.

BTW, there is no entry for UAE at all on page 496 of WRTH 2019 in the
International department, where there should be at least for info
about the relay station. Is there in the 2020? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: barely confirmed Saturday
December 7 at 1326 the secret 1300 airing on WRMI 15770, VP here but
hopefully much better NE of Okee toward Europe. Next:
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 to WSW 6160v?
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. 5950, Dec 7 at 0712, dead air from WRMI during an SMTV
block, 0100-0800 per Aoki/NDXC. Which also claims WORLD OF RADIO is on
5950 at 0830-0900 Sundays --- I am never awake to check this myself,
but I think this has been gone for months replaced by Alameda Bible
Fellowship as on WRMI skedgrid --- but which also continues to show
WOR Wed at 1030 on 5950 System F programming; yet frequency sked above
shows another SMTV hour, presumably daily. Wouldn`t it be great if
everyone got their skeds updated/corrected to mesh with reality? If
anyone really hear WOR at this zzz time either, please let me know

** U S A. 7505, Dec 7 at 0330, no signal from WRNO, one of our most
unreliable stations: but nothing of interest anyway, just
gospel-huxtering. Remember when they used to throw in newscasts from
DW? Just think: the original WRNO pioneered WORLD OF RADIO on SW, and
even rock music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Dec 7 at 0704 UT, dead air from KFAB Omaha for at
least a minute; 0705 comes to life with KFAB Weather-Watch. I hasten
to null open carrier and try for WBT or anything else, but nothing
IDable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13653.6-USB approx., Dec 7 at 1459, 2-way INTRUDERS in
colloquial Spanish; one with engine noise addresses the other as

13751-USB, Dec 7 at 1503, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS with good
signals, one with engine noise; no swearing immediately heard (Glenn

This report dispatched at 1837 UT December 7