Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs August 8, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs August 8, 2021

Sunday, August 08 2021

** ANDORRA [non]. Christian Milling of shortwaveservice, who produced
the 6180 special aired via Austria, August 7, replies:

``Well, the show was a program from Summer 1979, one of about 10 still
existing complete original recordings on cassette in more or less
studio quality from Radio Andorra that survived the severe storage
conditions in the more than 30 years abandoned transmitter building in
Encamp. The program was composed by the last artistical director of
Radio Andorra, Arty Parera together with the chansonnier Sacha Distel,
one of the most important artists of France at that time. But for sure
this rusty old tape can't beat the excitement of a WOR show. And
sorry, we "forgot" North America again, the undoubtedly center of the

It is my center so no apologies for representing it; but I certainly
do not begrudge Europeans their nostalgia. Tnx to Christian for
producing and availablizing it. I continue to be bemused by Europeans`
thirst for rock back then, while there was plenty of great classical
music on radio; in North America, rock everywhere and classical a
small minority to be sought out, still today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Aug 8 at 1627, tnx to reminder from Dan
Robinson, LRA-36 is also on today Sunday, S4-S6 into Brasil SDR, usual
music, brief talx, frequent IDs still past 1732. And 1827 item about a
meteo observatory in Cordoba; 1855 Antarctica song, 1858 opening Wed
show `El Lejano Sur` once again, still past 1917.

So appears to be active every day now for extended hour, starting
circa 1400, past 19 or 20 UT recently (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. Steve McDonald, VE7SL replies: ``Most large commercial jets
are equipped with RNAV capability l which can be used in conjunction
with ground-based nav facilities (VORs and DMEs) to navigate
accurately but that’s not the case for the smaller stuff.``

Martin Potter, Ont., replies on the ODXA iog:
``Concerning your item about NavCanada decommissioning LW/MW beacons,
your correspondent Walt Salmaniw makes a very good point. It seems to
me that NavCanada, with their emphasis and reliance on GPS satellites,
is creating an "all our eggs are in one basket" kind of situation.
There will be no redundancy, other than more satellites.

An item just this morning on Slashdot.org
makes the point that a military war in space, while not likely for the
foreseeable future, is not exactly *unlikely* either.

All an aggressor has to do it detonate a few nuclear devices *above*
the ionosphere and the global positioning satellite system would be
toast instantly. Will NavCanada immediately turn on the beacons again
to save all the aircraft in the air at that time?

Then there are natural events. A very unusually strong solar flare
might adversely affect many of the GPS satellites on the sunlit side
of the earth at the time of the flare. I know the satellites are
hardened against expected solar events of that nature, but hardening
has its limits and I am sure the GPS designers had a practical upper
limit on what they could do and did do. Unfortunately, Nature has a
way of surprising us in unexpected ways and at unexpected times.

Maybe NavCanada is a bit short-sighted and perhaps too trusting of
both technology and the present "peaceful world". 73, ... Martin

Yes, but would an aggressor really want to eliminate its own GPS
access at the same time? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1390, Sun Aug 8 at 0625 UT, my strongest local, KCRC, is
again in dead air; but too late at bedtime to try for any DX
under/thru it. Say, other stations which do this should have a default
set up of continuous IDs and other DX test noises. Or turn off the
transmitter: obviously, broadcasting dead air accomplishes nothing
except keeping the electricity bill humming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: last week, UT Sunday
August 1, Hansjoerg Biener in Germany was hearing WOR on WRMI 5950
before 0100. It`s not on the skedgrid, as that half hour is not
accounted for on System L. Other days of week there may be 1-hour
programs from 0000, but on Sundays at 0000 it`s Wavescan which is only
one semihour. So we are sure to check for WOR 168 hours later, UT
Sunday August 8 at 0030 on 5950: YES, it`s on, but from 3+ years ago!
#1935 recorded June 19 [2018!]. S9+10/20 via Knoxville SDR.

Unlike a lot of time-sensitive weekly shows, we always give the
produxion date right at the beginning, saving listeners from trying to
figure it out or wasting their time on a rerun. The # if not the date
is also always given at the mid-break and the very end. Apparently
this was an orphan file in System L --- no telling how long it`s been
showing up at odd times with long-out-of-date info. I`ve asked Jeff if
he could arrange it so the latest WOR appear in this slot.

Current WOR 2098 confirmed UT Sunday August 8 from 0330 on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, Wentzville MO, good via nearby Warrenton SDR but with heavy
storm noise no closer than WI/NE/KS, none in MO/IL. Next for #2098!

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0300 UT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [ex-Sun 2200]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 7570, Aug 8 at 0044, WRMI is back here very strong after
absence last night; and 7780 is weakened again, so evidently back to
`normal` configuration, antenna NW on 7570, NE on 7780 (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. (5085), UT Sun Aug 8 at 0040, WTWW-2 webcast of `TOUTA` in
stereo finishing at 0052, back to rock, so missed most of it starting
early circa 0021. Bob Heil says next week he may fire up his own
thorgan besides playing recordings of others (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Aug 8 at 1506, the usually silent WTWW-1 daytime
frequency is on since it`s Sunday morning, with PPPP; the SSOB of
S9+30 vs WWCR 9980 at only S9+20 and hardly anything else on band
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1926 UT August 8