Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs October 30, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs October 30, 2021

Saturday, October 30 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Oct 30 at 1518, once again AWOL any
Saturday sending of LRA36, no signal into Brazil SDR; but see
UNIDENTIFIED 15475.00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 17800, S9+10 into Maryland SDR. Single speaker or
speakerine ? one of those ambiguous-gender voices IMO, but s/he`s
definitely a human, not a robot, marine meteo info for Mini-TransAt
yacht race, alternates English and French from 1523 tune-in; 1532
sign-off only in French, some frenetic music ending with two gunshots
--- ``you`re dead!``? or ``they`re off!``.

Open carrier stays on 1533 past 1546, as available, paid for? until
1600, but finally cut off at 1558* just after I notice an SAM
frequency offset reading constantly oscillating between +60 and +90
Hz, typical of one of the Issouduns.

So the race from Canary to Guadeloupe has resumed, and already the
B-21 frequency, ex-13735. Tnx to a reminder from Arthur Pozner near
NYC at 1514 that it was on already.

Also note that another block is now registered, 17800 at 1700-1900;
will it be used? At 1654 I`m back on 17800 via same SDR, and somelang
is already running. Per Aoki that`s also Issoudun, with DW in Amharic
at 1600-1700. 1658 bit of music to cutoff at 1658.6*.

17795-17800-17805, Oct 30 at *1700, guess what, DRM noise has cut on,
and I can hear it via a Virginia SDR, labeled as ``1AAC (1000)
Minitransat TDF EEP Data 8.08 kbps``. It`s steady S9+5. SNR 19 dB
keeps falling to 16 then back up. DRM mode is B. MSC 64 QAM. Medium
range use, multipath resistant. Some buffering but mostly 100%

In French only at first, with weather conditions at various current
dates and times. 1708 ``now we are going to do the weather in
English``, positions of high and low pressure areas, with kilopascals?
``hpa``? etc. forecasts as of 12 UTC until Wed 3 November. 1711 to
forecasts by zones starting with Canaries, winds in knots and
direxions, at 00 and 12 UTC. These data might be more convenient
visibly than audibly, but I see no such display.

At 1718 breaking up but seems to be giving boat positions bilingually?
More buffering interruptions now. 1731 ``thank you very much`` as if
closing, same music as a bihour ago I now recognize as a James Bond
theme; drops out when gunshots might have fired. But then some other
music, and 1734 French meteo again, probably repeat of 1700 and I tune
out. Recheck at 1805, now there is no AM nor DRM on 17800.

BTW these transmissions are not in latest HFCC for B-21 as of Oct 28,
showing DW not only at 16-17 but also 18-19 in Hausa as an alternate
frequency. But the 15-16 & 17-18 hours on 17800 are open (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 9445.148V, Oct 30 at 0614, somewhat surprised to hear
a long recitation of English transmissions with targets and
frequencies, from VOK, apparently considering imminent B21 season in
case there be any changes; 0617 finally into a song. How great it must
be to inhabit this paradise with such sweet serenades! Not only way
off-frequency, but waVering slightly. Something`s always kooky at
Kujang, Korea (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 407-MCW kHz, Oct 30 at 0655 UT, ND beacon OOC, which is 25
watts from Nachitoches, Louisiana. I was tuned to 405-USB, where I
normally hear 407 HRU Herington KS, but nothing from it now. OOC must
be new to me.

Not to be confused with Nacogdoches, Texas. The one in LA is SE of
Shreveport midway to Alexandria, also the name of a parish, violating
Separation of Church and State. The one in TX is SW of Shreveport,
close to Lufkin, and also a county name. Its beacons are GXD on 391
and OC on 253. One wonders if both names be corruptions of the same
original native name? I search out this info:

``Natchitoches City in Louisiana. Sounds like NA·kuh·tuhsh. What is
the meaning of Natchitoches? Others say it comes from the native word
“nacicit,” which translates to “a place where the soil is the color of
red ochre.” However, today the generally accepted translation is the
“Paw Paw People” or “Place of the Paw Paw.” Aug 3, 2017``

``People also ask, What does the name Nacogdoches mean? Nacogdoches -
the oldest town in Texas - is named for the Caddo family of Indians
who once lived in the area. ... Nacogdoches remained a Caddo Indian
settlement until 1716 when Spain established a mission here, Nuestra
Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches. Feb 3, 2003``

``Welcome to Nacogdoches! Nacogdoches (NAK-ə-DOH-chiss) is a town of
33,000 people with a median age of 30.6. Our name is long, but
memorable. Known as "The Pineywoods," you might have heard our name
once before in a Josh Abbott Band lyric, "Her eyes are green like the
trees in Nacogdoches."

``Nacogdoches is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in the United
States. The 2010 U.S. Census recorded the city's population to be
32,996. It is the county seat of Nacogdoches County and is situated in
East Texas. Nacogdoches is a sister city of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Nacogdoches is the home of Stephen F. Austin State University and
Texas' largest Azalea garden. The city made international headlines in
February 2003 from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.``


Lots more info there including how to write it in 16 other languages
and how to sign-it, spelling. But I digress; but isn`t this a lot more
interesting than a one-liner beacon log? Each of which can be a
potential learning experience (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2110 monitoring: confirmed Friday
October 29 at 2030 UT on IRRS via AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+10 into Noale
SDR, well atop CCI undercurrent, maybe Madrid.

Also confirmed Fri Oct 29 at 2230 on WRMI 5950, S9/+30 direct.

Also confirmed UT Sat Oct 30 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S7/S6 into Winnipeg

Also confirmed Sat Oct 30 at 1600 on WRN N American webcast. Note that
from Nov 6, already expected to have shifted to 1700 UT since Europe
is already off DST despite not yet target N America. Likewise the 0130
UT Monday repeat already at 0230 by Nov 1. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2330 UT Saturday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670 [ex-1230]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy [ex-2000]
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW; 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Note: from Nov 7, WBCQ, WA0RCR and some but not all WRMI times shift
one real UT hour later

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** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat Oct 30 at 0000, WBCQ webcast with
`AAAWWW`; interjexion during theme: ``No more!`` First topic: Angela
and others riding horses. I dip in & out only occasionally; 0013 now
it`s about ``wonderful pigs`` which are as smart as a 3-year-old
[human] child; advocating veg/mediterranean diet instead. 0030 reading
a piece about voting. 0049 finally date stamp as 29th of October,
YOOLF 2021; trimulcasting on 7490, 6160, 4790.

SuperStition is back on air fulltime, 500,000 watts with same Ampegon
antenna, boosting to 20 megawatts [ERP] wherever it`s aimed. Tnx to
Continental engineers for fixing the transmitter. [Certain hours it`s
registered for 250 kW half-power, isn`t it?] Religious programming is
our backbone, even if you don`t like the way it is presented. Some
phone calls interspersed; 0056 sounds like Annoying Freddie, usual
prayer wrapup and over. John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started more or less on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490
with 7490 having the best signal for me. Allan and Angela in the
studio talking about Angela riding horses bareback today. Allan was
surprised by the number of children riding bareback today and using
both hands to stay on the horses and unable to hold devices in their
hands. As usual the talk morphs and touches on several topics
including diet and alcohol. Then morphs into blaming all of today's
problems on our current government that we have now. Allan then reads
a piece sent in by Ross from the Cape. Phone call at 0036 from Rabishu
with a reception report and then some comments.

The discussion continues after the phone call is over and Allan pleads
for people to wake up and take steps to save the Republic that he
loves so dearly and lists some suggestions that would help them to do
so. Phone call at 0046 from Bill Smith who has sent them some pictures
in the email and they talk about those for a bit. After that phone
call Allan then talks about the superstation and says it's back up
again full time.

Phone call at 0050 from the pastor that has been calling every week of
late. Then back to a little more about the superstation and that it's
running just fine at full power and thanks to the crews that helped
them. Another phone call at 0056 from Freddie who has also emailed
them a picture and Allan comments on that. Reading some emails at 0058
including one from Larry Will informing him that the episodes of Tasha
Takes Control have been added to the stations archive. Closing prayer
at 0059 and off the air just a bit after 0100. John, Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15475.00-USB, Oct 30 at 1518, as I am checking a Brasil
SDR for LRA36, missing again this Saturday, I do detect some USB
slightly below, which is 2-way in colloquial Spanish. Such INTRUDER
QRM to Antarctica has been noticed before. One of them has ``engine
noise`` in background, smuggling aircraft? Only brief exchange but I
keep monitoring; another one at 1537, alerted by a whistle (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1856 UT October 30