Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs September 8-9, 2020

Glenn Hauser logs September 8-9, 2020

Wednesday, September 09 2020

** BRAZIL. 11780, Sept 8 at 2147, once again RNA music is
undermodulated, suptorted but S9 fading to S3; only a JBA carrier on
6180 this early. Many 6180 stations but nothing else scheduled at this
hour. By 0057 UT Sept 9, 6180 is OK // still distorted 11780 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 730, Sept 8 at 0630 UT, as I tune in, a promo for CKDM
player options. That`s Dauphin, Manitoba, U2 10/5 kW. Night pattern is
supposedly a broad cardioid with a null due south right toward me, and
to boot, I am listening on the E-W-favoring longwire.

730 has proven to be an interesting DX frequency: only low-powers at
night in the US, as it`s a Mexican/Canadian `clear`, for CDMX,
Montreal, Vancouver, not to mention Dauphin in between. It seems that
XEX is no longer a factor: originally 100/100 kW ND, it can`t be
anywhere near that power any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 14670-CUSB, Sept 8 at 2142, no signal from CHU, and have
also found it inaudible several daytime chex when it ought to
propagate even under current conditions. 7850-CUSB is audible now and
better in the evenings. At 0048 Sept 9, 3330-CUSB is also audible, and
maybe a JBA carrier on 14670? I wonder if the higher frequency has
been down, as one of their frequencies has been out of order before
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 way-out-of-band jammer survey, Sept 8 at 1349-1400:
none in the 16s, 15s; 14850 JBA S4-S5 Chinese; 14700; 13835; 11150
S3-S5; 10920; 1359 9300 S5-S7, TS to 1400* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4765, Sept 9 at 0046 check, R. Progreso is still absent,
kaput? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15340, Sept 8 at 2136, surprise, RHC Spanish is here instead
of 15370, S9+30 with contact info, overmodulated and distorted. Could
be a keypad punch-up error if RHC have such sophisticated equipment,
altho I vaguely recall RHC once used 15340 years ago and maybe still
in their database. Something`s always wrong at RHC; we`ll see if it
rehappen. // 13740 good modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 13670, Sept 8 at 1353, S5-S7 narration in
English: it`s CRI this hour, via Kashi, land of ChiCom persecution of
Uyghurs. Later at 1800 will be occupied by MWV in English which I get
on the caradio (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EUROPE. 5780, re my unID JBA carrier here often in evenings, such
as Sept 2 at 0324, could it be Europirate Harmony Radio, if they are
on air all-night? Yes, per these NASWA Flashsheet logs:

``5780 PIRATE (EUROPE.) Harmony Radio, 0107, 9/4/20. A pretty good
signal tonight playing "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That
Swing" by, I think, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. (Perry-Il)

5780 PIRATE (Europe.) Harmony Radio, 0257, 9/4/20. Instrumental music,
ballad, into a series of show tunes, ID into “I love Paris in the
springtime” and other show tunes. Poor – fair. Nice to hear a
Europirate this far West. (Taylor-WI)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [and non]. Uncle Bill Tilford`s reply to my QSL reports of
his specials on Channel 292 and on WBCQ, accompanying these eQSLs
which have now been added as #98 and #99 to my QSL gallery:

``Glenn, Thanks for writing about us and for your reports, eQSLs
attached for the two specials, let me know if you want something for
the UBMP fragment. A few informational items:

-Channel 292 uses the English pronunciation (except for a long "a" in
Radio) for their IDs even in their full German language mode, probably
for marketing and branding reasons. When I first began with them I did
full Deutsch only to change later to conform with their usage.

-On WBCQ, the half hour before Camp Constitution is still an available
time slot. UBMP is an hour-long program, but I'm told that WBCQ
frequently uses the first half of it as filler in lieu of board audio.
It's not an official broadcast of UBMP, the full hour is Sundays right
after Marion's Attic on 7490 kHz (2200-2300 UTC right now). If people
are enjoying the half hour interlude in the meantime, works for

The Sunday tx is not a good option on terrestrial where you live
during the summer months but should become practical as winter
approaches. Meanwhile you westerners have a special dispensation to
enjoy the webcast while it's there :) I like the Marion's Attic - UBMP
- Le Show sequencing too much to reschedule away from it.

-For Channel 292, 6070 and 9670 are apparently both in long skip mode
at night in Europe. When we scheduled the broadcast a couple of months
ago we had reason to believe that long skip would not become an issue
until October, obviously things turned out differently. 9670 even
landed in New England, and there are quite a few reports of the
special from Russia.

- There will definitely be Thanksgiving and New Year's specials on
WBCQ and probably a New Year's special on Radio Channel 292. We have
already had some correspondence from listeners letting us know that
they became interested in a new (for them) program or two by listening
to these.

Thanks for all you do for radio. 73,`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 9765, Sept 8 at 2153, Jesus song in African English,
announcer talkover, ``World Christian Broadcasting``, yet this is the
Portuguese/Brazilian hour of MWV; much stronger as always the
simultaneous Chinese hour to Europe! on 11610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, Sept 8 circa 1900 UT, ND beacon at Woodring
Airport, I haven`t paid attention to DFing, but from inside Enid to my
surprise, it`s almost SE, while the AP is almost due east. Circa 1915
I drive out east on US 412 to the airport turnoff due north of the new
terminal, and DF from there is due south; so 341 must be transmitting
from considerably south of the runways. One of these days I`d like to
visit it, if I have plenty of time and access, permission on
backroads. For now as a bonus I pick up some high-calorie takeout from
Carls Jr (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 8 at 2206, no signal at UTwente from VOT
English, another day off. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Sept 8 at 1354, K6FRC IDs over and over, JBA HIFER
beacon from Patterson CA, as occasionally heard despite published
power of only 1.8 milliwatts, and standard remark about whether it`s
continuous or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Sept 9 at 0059, still no WRNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 850, Sept 8 at 0636 UT, NO KOA, like last night around this
time, leaving only something very weak on frequency. I`ve seen no
other reports of this, not even from Colorado. Perhaps it`s reduced
power so Aurorans would still hear it? Perhaps2 they`ve been off the
air only after midnight for maintenance? Indeed, it`s on with usual
blasting sicnal, UT Sept 9 at 0132 check with silly ballgame. If we
could get rid of all this storm noise, would be a golden DX
opportunity opening up 850 for DX. Will this continue? (Glenn Hauser,

** VIETNAM [and non]. My observations last few days of VOV missing
from WHRI 7315 relays including English at 0000 --- nor any Spanish at
0046 Sept 9 --- are now explained by Jeff White on this week`s AWR
Wavescan, after quoting one of my previous logs of it wondering
whether that would continue under WBCQ ownership:

``We have information that Voice of Vietnam relays from South
Carolina, WHRI are going to be discontinued, most likely, as the
station is planning to probably eliminate its shortwave broadcasts
altogether, and it may do shortwave [sic] broadcasts to the United
States via some local AM and FM stations``

This presumably comes from recent virtual-only B-20 HFCC conference.

See whether any other broadcasts remain? WRTH A-20 English update:

0000-0030 daily NAm 7315hri
1000-1030 daily As 9840vni, 12020vni
1130-1200 daily As 9840vni, 12020vni
1230-1300 daily As 9840vni, 12020vni
1330-1400 daily As 9840vni, 12020vni
1500-1530 daily As 9840vni, 12020vni
1600-1630 daily Eu 7280vni, 9730vni
1600-1630 daily ME 7220vni
1900-1930 daily Eu 7280vni, 9730vni
2030-2100 daily ME 7220vni
2130-2200 daily Eu 7280vni, 9730vni
2330-2400 daily As 9840vni, 12020vni

``12020`` is particularly interesting, as we know it`s constantly way
off-frequency about 12018.9. From Aoki/NDXC its complete schedule is
now shown:

12019 1000-1030 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Eng Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1030-1100 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Ind Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1100-1130 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Jap Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1130-1200 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Eng Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1200-1230 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Jap Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1230-1300 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Eng Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1300-1330 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Ind Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1330-1400 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Eng Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1400-1430 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Jap Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1430-1500 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Ind Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 1500-1530 VTN VOICE OF VIETNAM Eng Hanoi-Sonta 1-7

12019 2200-2230 VTN x VOICE OF VIETNAM Jap Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 2230-2300 VTN x VOICE OF VIETNAM Chi Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 2300-2330 VTN x VOICE OF VIETNAM Ind Hanoi-Sonta 1-7
12019 2330-2400 VTN x VOICE OF VIETNAM Eng Hanoi-Sonta 1-7

The x is not keyed but I think means deleted or no longer heard.

After 2300 UT Sept 8 via remote in S Korea, no signals heard on 12019
or 9840 --- axually that too was always off-frequency-minus.

Does WHRI continue relaying KBSWR in Spanish at 0100-0200 on 9605? I
suppose so, meant to check, too late now (Glenn Hauser, OK)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4940, Sept 9 at 0058, music is JBA maybe S7 between high
storm noise level [HSNL] crashes, so looks worth checking on TWR
Bonaire SDR: yes, like 3 nights ago, but not 1 or 2 nights ago, good
S8-S9 and soon into monolog by preacher in Spanish, starts saying he
is quarantined, right into biblical references. He keeps going with no
breaks past 0200, but his background noise surges whenever he pauses
even briefly: turn off the AVC!

We really need an ID or at least some clue where this is coming from,
so I keep half-listening until 0205 when that SDR bumps me off, but
MEGO, altho near 100% readable, I am *not* going to pay rapt attention
to this long-winded gospel huxter. Then try other SDRs: no good at DR,
Boa Vista, Pardinho, Santiago; and Bogotá won`t work. 0237 try Bonaire
again and get back on as he is *still* going, mentions Coronavirus,
etc., a bit weaker at S6-S7.

At 0259 suddenly stops sermonizing, NO ID!!! But over to YL plugging
the lamontanacolombia.com website again, some credits, and then starts
narrating `Capítulo 12` of something, mentioning ``Narnia`` several
times; hmmm? Back on at 0346; still going with dialog. Enough for now,
but it might keep going late into the night or all-night.

See my previous discussion under PERU or unID: it could be Christian
station Radio San Antonio, Perú, or something new established by
Ethnic Radio to evangelize natives in Colombia, Venezuela; but all in
Spanish so far, testing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13093.6-USB, Sept 8 at 1354, 2-way in Spanish, noise,
whistling; like heard better, 5 days earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


The Global Decline of Religion --- Giving Up on God
By Ronald F. Inglehart, September/October 2020. Foreign Affairs

``...From about 2007 to 2019, the overwhelming majority of the
countries we studied — 43 out of 49 — became less religious. The
decline in belief was not confined to high-income countries and
appeared across most of the world.

Growing numbers of people no longer find religion a necessary source
of support and meaning in their lives. Even the United States—long
cited as proof that an economically advanced society can be strongly
religious—has now joined other wealthy countries in moving away from

(via Gerald T Pollard, NC)

This report dispatched at 0350 UT September 9