Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 28-29, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs December 28-29, 2021

Thursday, December 30 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Dec 29 at 1419 tune-in via Brasil SDR,
LRA36 is active again this summer Wednesday, only S6-S7 with songs.
1428 M&W discussing something, probably Argentine; 1430 full ID as
``LRA36, R Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel``; music. 1440 different ID
as ``Nacional Antárdida Argentina, en todo el país, la radio
pública``, more music; 1450 fading down to JBA music, but still on
past 1459, 1507, 1512; 1515 long ID; 1528 sign-off announcement,
Antártida themesong heard for first time today until 1532* when
carrier is also off. O, for the good old days when I could pull it in
direct over a mostly-water path; one more check at 1454: no. Power was
then probably 10 kW rather than below 1 kW now (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** BRAZIL. 9666.468, Dec 29 at 0311, RVM is one of better 31m signals
except Cuba, while Americans are almost gone. Upcreepward continues,
my last previous measurement 9666.388, Dec 26 at 0711, i.e. 68 hours
ago and 80 Hz apart, or average of 1.18 Hz/hour or 28.2 Hz/day, so
clearly not the same rate as intervals before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 257 MCW kHz, Dec 29 at 0706 UT, dash and XE, 100 watt ND
beacon at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. No sign of the USonians normally
heard on 257, JYR in Nebraska or FWC in Illinois. Had logged XE only
twice before on Dec 25, 2020 and Feb 17, 2021 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, Dec 29 at 0316, RHC Spanish, suptorted S9+10/20,
instead of 9710; and no 9700 English either; weaker // 9535.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 29 at 0723, S9+10 of humbuzz only from this sole
RHC transmitter still on. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.6, Dec 29 at 2202 quick check direct, R. Cairo at S8/S9
but extremely suptorted, unreadable, presumably English. Same old
story. Why in the world don`t they either fix it or turn it off again?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 15269.904, Dec 29 at 1455 weak talk perceptibly
off-frequency before measuring until 1459*. Aoki shows this hour only
is VOA Kurdish via Biblis. So much for German precision? Or USAGM;
other sites imprecise São Tomé, Saipan/Tinian, Thailand (Glenn Hauser,

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Dec 29 at 2300, REE token English preview of
feature to be about Magritte: but same was said Mon Dec 27 which I
took to be a repeat and also tuned out, so another repeat of repeat?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [and non]. I try to catch `BBC World News America`, the 2200 UT
edition which is delayed one hour on PBS via OETA to 2300; for a
broader worldview than on US nets. But currently nix the America part
as staff are on holiday and it originates with unknown anchors in
London. Dec 29 they were standing by for a G. Maxwell verdict, and
when it came about 2310 blew away the rest of the world for this
BREAKING NEWS, anchor and NYC correspondent winging it repetitively
for the rest of the semihour. Another annoyance recently is stepping
up of the percussion liners every few minutes, as if the real news
need to be hyped in that way. Of course other nets do some of that but
not to such an extent. At least today the B.N. overcame a lot of it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday December
28 at 2330 on WRMI 9955: at Maryland remote, tuned in at 2328 to end
of `Wavescan` at S9, but drastic fadedown into noise/jamming by 2330!
Sundown+ MUF plunge if not a brownout got us. At 2333 I change to
further and wester SDR in Missouri, where we`re VG S9+10/20, no
jamming audible. But by 2354 it`s faded down to S6-S9. 2355, another
change to SDR further and norther, Winnipeg: slightly better S7-S9,
and can tell not cut off or overlapped at 2359 conclusion.

As usual zzzed the Wed 1030 on WRMI 5850; hope someone heard it.

Confirmed Wednesday December 29 from 2200:21 on WBCQ 7489.96v, S9+20
direct vs high local line noise level. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 9975, Dec 29 at 0319, KVOH is indeed back on air but JBA as
domestic MUF has plunged. Even 9330 WLCR/WBCQ at 0318 is a JBA
carrier. 500 kW doesn`t do you any good if you insist on sending above
the current MUF. 31m WRMIs also JBA. Cuba and Brasil, qq.vv., still
much better (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 6114, Dec 29 at 0724, no RTTY INTRUDER any
more now or any other time at various chex; gone by the time WWCR
reactivated 6115 in the 22-02 span, tho doubt that had anything to do
with it. Now Nikkei Japan 6115 is in the clear with music (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0024 UT December 30