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

Glenn Hauser logs December 28, 2021

Wednesday, December 29 2021

** U K. Radio Emma Toc World Service: I watched and listened to the
much-publicized live webcast, Dec 28 at 1600-1720 UT, via
Jim = James Salmon says it`s a test but he certainly seems to have it
together. No problem for him to keep talking constantly, acknowledging
live contacts; plays some short audiovideos he`s edited down including
two made at WRMI, including revelation of the ``Jesus Stick``. And
entire thing will be available for playback. He was really on SW WRMI
earlier this year and maybe shall be again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. I`m waiting and waiting for some winter sporadic E to reach
the FM band. DXMAP often shows MUFs circa 72 MHz, but that`s not
enough. Finally I settle for something inferior, seeking 28+ MHz ham
beacons on 10 meters. December 28 at 2020, 2026 I detect only two:

28214.2 CW, W6REK/B calls alternating slow sequences and fast ones.
Maybe really the frequency listed at https://www.qsl.net/wj5o/bcn.htm
requiring multiple passes to copy, new log here, and nearby in CA:

28300.0 CW, K6FRC/B, stronger and easy copy, also the one on 13565 but
it`s in Patterson; all three near the Bay Area, limited opening:
``28.300 K6FRC C TRACY, CALIFORNIA # 100W, "POGO stick" VERTICAL Freq
change 8 July 09``. Recheck at 2046: all gone. At first I also tuned
up 28 MHz but did not hear any phone signals; nor on 25- MHz band nor
on 21+ MHz band but see WRMI 13m log. There was some skip activity on
the 27 MHz CBand (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring, next:
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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** U S A. 3215, Dec 26 at 2328, S9/+25 of dead air from WWRB; not to
be outdone by CUBA, some modulation missing at Manchester (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9960, Dec 28 at 0742, enough TOMBS audio here to match it to
S9+20 WRMI 9955, confirming this as a spur of that; and no doubt the
matching one on 9950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 21525, Dec 28 at 2032, WRMI is S9+25 instead of usual JBA,
so sporadic E certainly in play here. Unfortunately nothing but gospel
huxters here including the notorious and dead Tony Alámo tnx to
``Radio Africa``, not even any DX programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Dec 28 at 2034 check, NO signal from WLCR/WBCQ,
crashed again. Neighbour 9265 WINB achieves S9+15 with 1/10 the
nominal power (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9975, Dec 28 at 0741, KVOH not heard, but would have signed
off by now. Re my earlier zero signal at 0309, I later asked Ray
Robinson at 0425: ``Hi Ray, Zero signal on 9975 tonight. Wonder if
KVOH is off the air or propagation? Holiday break? 73, Glenn``

Reply at 0637 I did not see till later: ``Re: No 9975 --
Weather-related outage. Storm damage caused a short in the high
voltage power supply.`` And at 0648: ``Hi, Glenn. We're actually back
on again now (0645 UTC). Ray`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, December 28 at 2044 UT, KLEY Wellington KS, still
strong steady signal of rock music dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2325 UT December 28