Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 18-19, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs December 18-19, 2021

Sunday, December 19 2021

** BOLIVIA. 5952.459, Dec 19 at 0016, Radio Pio Doce on its signature
split frequency, as measured at three Brazilian SDRs; JBA carrier but
some audio of energetic talk and music best at Brasília #2 if tuning
SAU or AMN to avoid WRMI 5950. No longer there by 0100. Tnx to tip
from Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec in Brasil to the WOR iog at 2313 Dec 18.
It`s been inactive for months. Both LOB and I found the last previous
log of it was by him on April 20, 2021, and that was also after
months` absence (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.591, Dec 18 at 2209, R. Cairo is S9+40 into UTwente,
but extremely distorted English modulation, unusable. As usual (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1000 kHz, Dec 19 at 1758 UT, KTOK OKC is dead air; ID
fires just before 1800, back to dead air news. This on the R75; but
after 1805 on other radios portable, PL-880 and DX-398, there is weak
modulation of a talk show which chex out // KTOK stream not
synchronized. Maybe the R75 put an internal overriding signal on 1000?
Have not noticed this before. And/or KTOK is really very
undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 27, Dec 18 at first check 1602 UT, NO signal from
KFOR, NBC in OKC. Altho we are at edge of marginal level-1 tropo blob,
all other channels seem normal except for a BAD signal on 21. KFOR
must really be off the air! It pops back on at *1606 with `Meet the
Press` underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 18 at 2352, VOT English has been well modulated
and strong direct but with a bit of a squeal, now signing off this
``1330 on 12035`` broadcast, chopped off air before interval signal
can complete one play. So no German to collide with KBC this week
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2117 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday December 19 at 0030 on WRMIs: 7730 VG direct; 5950 S9+40 into
KB0FX MO SDR, but with a het from Bolivia, q.v. unless avoided.

Also confirmed UT Sun Dec 19 at 0419.5 at the midpoint so started
early about 0406 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+10 as far away as
Knoxville but with considerable too-close CWQRM; another 160m

I`m rarely awake in time to check Sun 1330 on WMRI Europe 9670 via
Channel 292, Germany. Did anyone hear it Dec 19? Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy, 207?-Italy, 1323?-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday Dec 19 at 0053, WTWW-2 is starting `TOUTA`
early(?) as usual, distorted here so I switch immediately to $ tereo
webcast. Bob Heil says there will be Xmasmx the next three weeks; ends
abruptly at 0143, ID and back to ham or rock stuff (Glenn Hauser, OK,

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 19 from 0709
UT: 558, 639, 684, 693, 774, 837, 846-TP, 855-2, 936, 999, 1044, 1107,
1125, 1215 kHz. 936 used to be a regular from presumed 200 kW Agadir,
Morocco, but first time even a JBA carrier detected in a long time
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UNIDENTIFIED. 6940 AM, Dec 18 at 2316, S4-S6 of barely audible
pirate music, past 2357, barely avoiding utebonker circa 6942-6945.
More logs here all unID indicating strongest in W North America:

6925 AM, Dec 18 at 2317, JBA carrier weaker than 6940, also as unID:
Coastal Rock Radio has been there but no one supposes it now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1940 UT December 19