Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs June 2-3, 2020

Glenn Hauser logs June 2-3, 2020

Wednesday, June 03 2020

** GREECE. 9420, June 3 at 0034, I find Voice of Greece S9+10 in
English, interviewing someone in Zimbabwe, with consecutive
translation and discussion of what he has said; about challenges in
agriculture, climate change, water shortage, paying off debt run up by
previous government; hopes to make a turnaround like Greece. Compares
the two countries geographically. There are some connexions, like
Greek churches and schools in Harare, and plans for the first Greek
university in Africa. The subject is of Greek heritage, his father
still speaking Greek; hopes to visit Greece often with his family when
that becomes possible. End of interview by 0051. One of those surprise
benefits of SW bandscanning, as I never expected to be learning about
Zimbabwe in this way (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KUWAIT. 17550, June 2 at 2002, no signal at all from R. Kuwait,
Arabic to C&W North America at 2000-2400, as scheduled for A-20 as
well as B-seasons, 250 kW at 350 degrees. If it ever make it, this is
the time, June-July with maximum Arctic transpolar insolation, while
it`s completely foolish to try it in the winters, starting out near
midnight local time! I am about to conclude it continue to be a
phantom service, not even really trying. With a few more sunspots,
it`s possible and have logged it only during previous summers (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, June 3 at 0029, S9+10 open carrier/dead air from
XEPPM: I struggle to detect any JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11730, June 2 at 2313, something new here, very poor
sounds Spanish; could it be RRI? ex-11800 usurped by Cuba? No CCI
there any more as I reported immediately RHC moved from 11850 a few
weeks ago. This would be // 11990 RRI, but that signal is JBA, too
weak to match on a second receiver. By 2325 I check them on UTwente
SDR, and yes, both are VG with RRI in stilted Spanish about their
anti-Communist revolution. Must be very recent switch as latest HFCC
dated 29 May still shows RRI on 11800, not 11730 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 17775-, June 2 at 2000, KVOH is on today but JBA with
English and Spanish IDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130, UT Wed June 3 at 0122, this WBCQ is on but JBA,
presumably with W5KUB`s `Amateur Radio Roundtable` of Tuesday
evenings. Simultaneously, 5085 WTWW-2 is loud but no QSO ham show,
rather Ted hyping ``Global Hot 100`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. By June 3, WWCR has belatedly put up new schedules;
transmitters dated June 1-August 31, and programming as of June 1:

9980-7520-5890, as expected from monitoring, WWCR-4 has now been *sold
out* to Brother Scare, 24/7 except for 3 hours weekdays it was
already committed to other gospel huxters. BS had previously occupied
lots of fallow hours on the other transmitters, and those continue on
3215, 4840, 9350, 12160, 13845, 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1270, June 2 at 2014 UT, in full daytime conditions, KRXO
Claremore (Tulsa) OK silly sports talk at 5 kW with heavy SAH of
exactly 1 Hz from another groundwaver: got to be either 50 kW KFLC
from Benbrook (Metroplex) TX with Spanish sports talk; or 5 kW KSCB
Liberal KS talk/sport. All of them direxional to complicate. Need to
DF and/or pull a language (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. June 2 at 2010, the 9-11 MHz area is free of local noise
blobs, but I fear it`s some device intermittently turned on if not
random electrical shorts (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0342 UT June 3
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