Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2021

Wednesday, February 24 2021

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Feb 24 at 0338 and earlier chex this
hour, RNA DRM noise JBA via Bonaire SDR, but waterfall shows it`s
there as the SSOB and virtually the OSOB on 25m. Only S5 and will not
even start to decode partially. Is it propagation, or a reduxion in
parameters? Was not getting it last night either (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CRIMEA. 5916.0-CW, Feb 24 at 0313, bandscanning 49/50 mb via TWR
Bonaire SDR, I hit upon some automated CW here QRMing weak broadcast
music station on 5915.0, presumably Zambia. Never caught an ID but may
have been one a few minutes later when switched to hand-keyed? EiBi
has the answer: Russian navy, RCV, 24 hours from se site for SE
Europe, i.e. ``Sevastopol 44N56-34E28``, which is really in Crimea,
its major port, not Russia; and in both Ukrainian and Russian the name
ends with a soft-sign, so append that apostrophe! Sevastopol`. It`s
the largest city in Krim, and not to be confused with the
second-largest but capital, Simferopol`, which used to host
(disinformation?) a R. Moscow transmitter site. And what does the
-opol` suffix mean?

BTW, I can`t help but notice that this Bonaire KiwiSDR altho above
average in most respects, suffers from some local noise blobs
especially on this band, which I find peaking roughly 15 kHz wide,
like 5812-5827, 5876-5885, 5942-5958, 6010-6025, 6076-6091, 6140-6155,
i.e.. about 65 kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 23 at 1539, RHC is S9 fading to S1 but just barely
modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13836 S2 F# tone, 13768 best, 13633 S3, Feb 23 at 1540,
spurblobs out of 13700-AM which is S8-S9 but JBM like 15140, ending
`Sonido Cubano` music show. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, Feb 24 at 0006 and still 0020, Spanish is still on
despite European service supposed to run 2100-2400* only per EiBi, and
so it`s // 13740, nominally 2200-0500 for S America; but both VG
signals here. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I was checking 13750
for R. Thailand English to North America, but ha2, JBA as always
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 1509.837 approx., Feb 24 at 0159 UT, big het tuned to
1510-AM, no doubt caused by KCTE Independence MO, as discussed at
length last time, which thinx it`s OK to be a daytimer at night and
off-frequency to boot? Well, yes, if it weren`t OK, the FCC would have
caught and fined them multiple times in the past decade, right? This
time I get the frequency by zero-beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1539.96 approx., Feb 24 at 0250 UT, usual low audible het to
1540.0 stations such as KXEL. Not as bad/off as KCTE three channels
lower, but just as obvious and persistent, altho not always, KGBC
Galveston TX per numerous previous logs; no idea about current format
as this be its DX claim to fame (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Marginal tropo enhancement around here to Wichita KS, tnx to
big warmup, Enid hi predicted 71F today Feb 23 after deepfreeze last
week. Less than 200 km, to broken antenna starting at 1626 UT, I get
lots of BAD signals mostly correlating with Wichita area: RF 10, 12,
20, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, 34; and two decoding, lineups all matching

RF 15 [tnx to prolonged absence of KTBO OKC]:
3-1, KSNW-DT with NBC Today
3-2, T`Mundo [=Telemundo with an apostrophe]
3-3, ION [for now]
3-4, TCN [True Crime Network]

RF 31, CoL Derby KS
31-1, KDCU-DT [Spanish, = Derby, Cansas, Univision]
31-2, Grit
31-3, Escape [lower right bug: Mystery]
31-4, Laff
31-5, Court
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0525 UT February 24