Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 24-25, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs December 24-25, 2021

Saturday, December 25 2021

** ALGERIA [non]. 6060, Dec 25 at 0430, Arabic talk with humbuzz,
which the uninformed might assume is a messed-up FRANCE transmitter
rather than CCI from Habana which is providing little programmatic
modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. Calculating the creep rate upward of RVM, over a period of
62 days between my measurements, Oct 23 to Dec 24, the difference
between 9666.086 and 9666.385 is 299 Hz, or 4.82 Hz/day or cycles per
second per day, which also amounts to an acceleration. That is, if the
creep be constant; and also note that at the .086 measurement it was
unstable. If one were to remeasure it every 24 hours, it should ascend
by almost 5 Hz each day, or 1 Hz every 4 hours and 48 minutes (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9155, Dec 24 at 2319, Chinese S7/S9+10, CNR1 jammer on a 24h
Sound of Hope frequency per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9710, Dec 24 at 2324, RHC Spanish is distorted and
with heavy CCI adding up to S9. Commies vs Commies! since the
otherstation is surely CNR1 until 2330 per Aoki; and CRI after 0000.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4747 & 4783 approx., Dec 25 at 0422, scratchy parasitic spurs
out of 4765 R. Progreso which itself is suptorted vs CODAR.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Dec 25 at 0431, RHC English is S9+10 here
cozying up to the 6160 corpse of Brother HyStairical, and // equal
strength but somewhat louder 6000; rather than alternate 9700 where a
JBA carrier must be Turkey in the clear. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 6030 & 7355 & 7435, Dec 25 at 0435, the uppers without
much jamming with ``Blue Xmas`` in English, Elvis? R. Martí seems an
Xmas hit-parade of yearsgoneby, then ``What Child Is This?`` in
Spanish, Ricky Martin? I think the SS title is not ``¿Qué Niño Es?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7110, Dec 25 at 0434, VP talk at S7-S9, R.
Ethiopia. Neighbours: Eritrea JBA on 7140, no 7180; Sudan 7205 S8-S9
just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 24 at 2323, REE in Spanish about Cristo; evidently
blown away our token English semihour. Does Spain have a State
Religion, you-know-what? Not a solid signal even here (Glenn Hauser,

** U K. 5450-USB, Dec 25 at 0425, VOLMET by roboYL with Britishish
accent, S7 vs S6 noise level. Some items are ``no information
available`` instead of ``no report received`` at Trenton. Very hard to
make out airport names but several are something-international.
Sometimes ``her`` words overlap. This is as EiBi calls it, ``RAF
Volmet Military 1`` from site ic in G-land, 24 hours. Encountered
during a full 2000-7505 kHz bandscan with little of interest (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 486 kHz, Dec 25 at 0205 UT, I`m trying to hear the Fessenden
special. Not reaching direct, nor two SDRs in northern NC, but yes, to
another one at Bakersville which has 8 RX. It shows carrier offset of
minus 95 to 101 Hz, i.e.. more like 485.9. Music at S5 vs a lot of
noise, and robot YL IDs every few minutes, such as 0218, 0227, ``This
is WI2XLQ, in Forest, Virginia, on 486 kHz``; long pause, O Holy Night
and one or two other instrumental carols. Occasionally the YL is
followed by an OM voice or by himself at 0258: ``glory to god in the
highest, peace and goodwill toward men`` or something like that. Seems
like a kind motto, but it`s both sexist and religionist. I have
recorded and will probably feature ID on next WORLD OF RADIO.

Reminder, WI2XLQ schedule is 2000 UT Dec 24 to 2000 UT Dec 25, and
again exactly one week later on NYE/NYD. More details in my previous
report (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring: Confirmed Friday
December 24 at 2130 on IRRS via Italia AM, 918 kHz, S9+18 into nearby
Noale SDR.

Also confirmed UT Saturday December 25 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, S9+5/10
into Missouri SDR. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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support. Thanks this week to Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, for
a generous Winter Solstice contribution on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. P.S. to the Gruss an Bord saga; after I, et al.
stopped listening, at 2127 UT: ``As far as I could tell using the U.
Twente SD receiver, all the non-WRMI transmitters switched off, on or
around 2100 UT. WRMI initially went to music after an ID at 2100 but
they joined the Gruss and Bord church service some minutes later. --
Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat Dec 25 at 0103 on WBCQ webcast, SW not
even checked, `AAAWWW` theme `WTO` is ending, immediately clear it`s
live referring to Xmas cheer, Xmas even in Fla. About searchlight they
illuminate for Xmas somehow forming a star in the sky. Webb space
telescope to launch tomorrow [1220 UT from GUF]. 0112.5 music pause,
``O Holy Nite``. Angela is even more animated than usual, having
imbibed `less wine than you think`, but yells more and more during the

Important: WBCQ has a new general business phone number, also for
call-ins: (207) 286-5483. No longer in use is 538-9180. Allan starts
to explain why but Angela blox him.

At 0130 ``Uncle Bill in Chicago`` calls it [except he told me had
really moved away from Chicago!], and replies to something A&A had
mentioned, alleging that there was a 3-month shift in calendars,
causing confusion about when Xmas really was, in March? I know this is
wrong and at 0138 e-mail WBCQ and UB the following, but Allan never
mentions it before program ends:

``NOT 3 months, only 11 days lost in calendar switch: A&A, There was
NOT a 3-month change from Julian to Gregorian! Originally only 10
days; 11 days in the USA, etc., per

Gregorian Calendar Introduction Worldwide
Year of Switch Country Days Removed
1582 France (most areas), Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain 10 days
1583 Austria, Germany (Catholic states) 10 days
1587 Hungary 10 days
1610 Germany (Prussia) 10 days
1700 Germany and Switzerland (Protestant areas) 10 days
1752 United States (most areas), Canada (most areas), United
(and colonies) 11 days
1872/1873 Japan 12 days
1916 Bulgaria 13 days
1918 Estonia, Russia 13 days
1923 Greece 13 days
1926/1927 Turkey 13 days

Note: The list only includes countries that officially used the Julian
calendar before the Gregorian calendar was introduced; countries that
switched from a different calendar system to the Gregorian calendar,
such as Saudi Arabia in 2016, are excluded. In some cases, it shows a
simplified version of events. Each country is listed by its current
name, although its official name may have changed since the calendar
reform.`` 73, Glenn Hauser

0139 starts to read from new Free Radio Weekly just in, but
interrupted. Datestamp: 24 December, YOOLFASJC, 2021, from Studio 9 in
Fla. 0140 interrupted by guy who put his dentures in, Carl in western
Pennsylvania, and they agree on ``gotta get the buggers``.

0143 back to FRW. Only two logs of mine in this issue and he mentions
both but without credit. He butchers the one about ``anti-Christ``
pirate YHWH, giving 1840 as a frequency instead of time, and
lisdexicizes the real frequency as 11480 instead of 11840. He also
doesn`t get it that this item is about YHWH NOT being heard for a
month. May I suggest that people read exactly what I write to have a
better chance of getting it right.

0147 they love the Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- so do I -- and play
``Carol of the Bells``, much like the World`s Last Chance theme, but
they don`t draw the connexion. 0151 frequencies as 7490, 6160, 4790.

0156 some email. Mentions again as earlier that Angela has been
horse-riding today. Evidently she does that a lot. 0159 prayer, 0200
dead air on this feed, 0201 abrupt JIP Hal Turner. John Carver`s

``Tonight's show started on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490 with 7490
having the best signal. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan has
fired up one of his famous search lights for Christmas Eve,
representing the Christmas Star. Then some talk about the launch of
the new space telescope tomorrow and what they hope to accomplish with
it. Allan comments on how well Angela is lubricated this evening. Then
he plays some music sent in by Ross from the Cape. Angela then sings a
joke version of Jingle Bells. Allan read from a piece entitled The
Real Meaning of Christmas.

Allan then announces a new phone number to call his show and someone
uses it at 0131 to state that because of a change in calendars Christ
was actually born in March. Allan then plays part of a tape that the
gun toting preacher has sent them. Phone call at 0140 and after that
Allan reads highlights from the newest Free Radio Weekly. At Angela's
urging Allan plays a video at 0148. Shades of the old Trailer Trash
Radio show. Playing films and videos over the radio! Reading of an
email at 0157 and closing prayer at 0158. Program was off the air at
0200. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Dec 25 at 0437, WRNO S9+20 in undermodulated Hindi; I
can`t detect anything Xmassy or even Xianny about it (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Dec 24 at 2310, JBA carrier. Only thing fitting in
Aoki is Beibu Bay Radio, Nanning, China from 2300. WWRB is not on air
this day and no longer on 5050 anyway. Nothing yet on 5060 from
Xinjiang, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and
other Moslems. Xmas eve and NY eve used to be fruitful times for rare
LA or other tropical stations reactivating or extending schedules, but
nothing else of interest on 60m now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6974.9, Dec 24 at 2315, JBA music on mushy distorted
carrier. Nothing reported in HF Underground.

6925 AM, Dec 24 at 2317, pirate music VP S8-S9 vs S7 noise level. More
reports as unID:
Again at 0433 Dec 25, JBA carrier here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0543 UT December 25