Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December +31, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs December +31, 2021

Saturday, January 01 2022

** AUSTRALIA. (5035-USB), Dec 31 at 2159, I`m not trying to hear
Unique Radio via a remote, but bring up the NYE special webcast that
Jennifer Weinbrum has started. Direct link is:
I am ``1 of 50 listeners, listener peak: 6``, whatever that mean. Jen
did a count-up, rather than -down for 2200 UT = 2022y in [part of]
Africa, but her clock was 2 minutes slow at least via the web.
Continuous stereo music since including something Horn-of-Africa-ish.
Spot chex past 2330 still hear music only. She is going to conclude
with a Unique Radio DX test, much like US MW stations with various
distinctive sounds, 0900-1000 UT January 1, in four quarter-hour
segments (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12000, Dec 31 at 0700, S5-S6 of JBA English with whine, 2 x
6000 RHC. 6000 itself is S9+20 with same pitch whine but JBM, until
chopped off at 0701.5*. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,

** SPAIN. At 2220 UT Dec 31 I posted: ``[WOR] *2022 in Spain --- REE
Spain usually has quite a NY celebration before and after 23 UT. I
suppose the token English will be skipped, 9690, 11670, 11940 and/or
12030. Glenn``

9690 is by far best into Virginia SDR when I start listening at 2240,
much better than 12030 and just detectable on 11940, 11670. Radio
Nacional is being relayed, pop music, greetings from celebrities; 2300
chimes, cheers and explosions, ``Feliz 2,022``; could hear someone
speaking English in background. 2304 song ``Año Nuevo de Esperanza``;
2317 playing an archive NY greeting from someone in 1963, more peppy
music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5000, Dec 31 at 2359, mandatory monitoring of WWV up to
``zero hours, zero minutes, Coordinated Universal Time`` and full
top-of hour ID after 0000 UT January 1, 2022, but no mention of the
true Jahrwechsel. Must do it again at 0600 when it`s local midnight
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring: in last report the UT
Thursday Dec 30 at 0130 logs were of course still the last repeats of
WOR 2118, not yet 2119 as typoed.

WORLD OF RADIO 2119 monitoring: confirmed UT Friday December 31 at
0330 on WRMI 5985: as usual here their weakest signal, JBA and theme
barely recognizable vs noise level; Virginia SDR gets S9+10/15 with
adjacent jamming splash from 5980. TWR Boa Vista S9+5/15 including
high noise level making it JBA. Knoxville TN SDR is best, only S6/S9
but less noise.

Also confirmed Friday December 31 at 1530 on WRMI 9955, S9/+10 direct,
no jamming audible.

Also confirmed Friday December 31 at 1915.4 on IRRS via AM Italia, 918
kHz, Villa Estense, S9+10 into nearby Noale SDR, above CCI from La
Inter, Madrid. As usual I tuned in earlier also to SW // 7290 via
Bulgaria. VP at 1900 S7-S8 into UTwente and seemed just barely
modulated with `Feature Story News`; LSB required to minimize ChiCom
ACI splash from 7295. Instead of UN News and other talk, 1905-1915
played some Xmas music; at 1925 WOR is S5-S6, too much splash to
listen on narrow AM or AM Synch, so I move out to a better skip
distance, west Iceland, better S5-S7 on SAL mode, complete to 1944.

Also confirmed Fri Dec 31 at 2130.5 on AM Italia 918 kHz again, S9+10
over the CCI, after unknown talk show chopped off at 2130 for IRRS ID.
Recheck at 2157, 918 is already off the air! So at least two minutes
of WOR chopped off instead of only one last time. Now La Inter, Madrid
is atop 918. Next:

0230 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
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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** U S A. 1130, Dec 28 at 2158 UT, very strong plug for ``LSU sports
station``, so KWKH Shreveport LA, skywaving while still on 50 kW day
power and non-direxional pattern, way over the open carrier from KLEY.
At night KWKH is much less favorable, direxional westward. Date
correct; overlooked in previous report (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0020 UT January 1, 2022