Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 27-28, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs December 27-28, 2021

Tuesday, December 28 2021

** CUBA [and non]. 9700, Dec 27 at 0650, RHC English, music mixing
about equal level with TRT Turkish, making a fast SAH, nearing end of
a 3-hour collision when RHC leaps to here instead of 6165, where there
are also collisions, with NHK. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I
won`t say ``awry at Ankara`` since VOT is duly registered here, but if
they were really on the ball would avoid Cuba whether official or not
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13636 & 13764 approx., Dec 27 at 1603, S9 FMish extremely
distorted spurblobs, with F# tone and some program modulation, out of
13700 RHC which is S9+10 but itself undermodulated; just in time as
all cut off late at 1604.5*. No time to seek second-orders at 2 x 64
kHz further out. Something`s always wrong at RHC; but it`s been a
while since these have upshown (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Dec 28 at 0315, RHC English here not 6165, only S5-S7
during Chief Meterologist slot. The other side:

``CORRUPTION --- The campaign against GAESA hotels is not anti-Cuban
Prime Minister Manuel Marrero grumbles about the losses from the
campaign to boycott tourism to Cuba.
Juan Antonio Blanco, Miami 24 Dic 2021 - 17:19 CET

On December 17 Prime Minister Manuel Marrero condemned "a media
campaign against tourism in Cuba," in reference to the call to boycott
tourist trips to the island, but his whining about how the losses that
this campaign inflicts on "Cuba" and the "Cuban tourism industry"
constitutes a botched charade. What is Manuel Marrero's role as Prime
Minister? ...``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.598v, Dec 27 at 2123, S9+20/30 of dead air in English
into UTwente, and way off-frequency from 9900, R. Cairo still wasting
its kW by failing to feed from studio to transmitter - weakest link
syndrome. At 2200 however I do detect a trace of timesignal a few
seconds late. Something`s always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** PUERTO RICO. 391 MCW kHz, numerous beacon bandscans last 5+ weeks
have not found any signal from San Juan / Dorado, DDP, allegedly 2 or
even 3 kW, since I did log it once on November 16. It used to be
regular last winter. But RNA shows it last logged by someone on
2021-12-25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, Dec 28, WOR)

** TAIWAN. 9690, Mon Dec 27 at 1612, poor signal in Japanese, not //
12030 where REE Spain is strong off the back from ME beam. It`s
clandestine Furusato no Kaze from Japan via 300 kW, 2 degrees from
Paochung for Korea North, daily at 1600-1630 -- certainly enough to
QRM the weak REE signal when it starts at 1500 weekends, but not until
1900 weekdays, the so-called North American service. Also, CGTN
Bengali via Kunming is on 9690 at 1500-1600. Standard remark about REE
frequency mismanagement (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9700: see CUBA [and non]

** U S A. 9975, Dec 28 at 0309, zero signal from KVOH, off the air,
holiday break? Or is it propagation. WRMIs and other USignals on 9 MHz
band are JBA at best, even 9330, but WRMI still VG on 7570. Amazingly
there are no KiwiSDRs in the Los Ángeles area to confirm it on
groundwave; the nearest is San Diego where would not expect to hear it
anyway, and I do not at 0354 check. WWV also JBA on 10000, but by
email as of 0300 says K index 2, SF 124, no storms, which ought to
mean sufficient conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, Dec 27 at 1950 & 2046 UT chex, KLEY Wellington KS
once again has reverted to continuous air that is dead. In past has
also let this run all-night 24 hours obviously on 250 watt day power
rather than licensed one watt night. Tough luck, KWKH! Anyhow, the
electric bill must be negligible. Something`s always wrong at
Rockin`-M Media - based on a cattle brand logo (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 1690 kHz, Dec 27 at 2052 UT, talk station pausing for WVON
ID/promos, and fading down. Skywave already in play from Chicago into
the E-W longwire here and not much other X-band activity able to
overcome the high local noise level. Nothing even on 1700 and a little
KC/MO starting to show on 1660. CoL Berwyn IL which is 658 statute
miles = 1029 km away (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non?]. 9950, 9960, 9965, 9970, Dec 27 at 0652, JBA
carriers on all of these while TOMBS on WRMI is very strong on 9955,
splashing at least upon 9950. What could these be? Both EiBi and Aoki
have nothing on any except 9970 CNR1 jamming and Sound of Hope! The
always incomplete and misleading HFCC shows `HBN` PALAU on 9965, 24
hours, but we know that`s merely available, their true usage much less
than that but possibly changed to include this time and day? BTW, HFCC
attributes 9965 to ``Republic of Palau`` rather than that ministry in
West Virginia which now owns & runs it. I suspect 9950 & 9960 most
likely be 5 kHz parasitic spurs out of WRMI 9955, just like they
constantly produce on 4975 from the 4980 transmitter, and now an even
weaker one also detectable on 4985 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0600 UT December 28