Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2022

Monday, January 03 2022

** CANADA. 351 MCW kHz, Jan 3 at 0422 UT, dash and YKQ, 500 watt NDB
at Fort Rupert / Waskaganish, Québec. I was tuned to 350 USB, another
check for RG in OKC, still AWOL. This is at the southern tip of James
Bay near the Ontario border (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [non]. 11790, Mon Jan 3 at 1607, Horn-of-Africish song, talk
mentions Iesus Christ, S7/S9. It`s Bible Voice in Oromo via Nauen,
GERMANY, per Aoki Sun/Mon/Tue only with other Ethiopian languages in a
convoluted schedule until 1800. What a shame Canada`s #1 SW voice to
the world are gospel huxters instead of RCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non?]. 5040, Jan 3 at 0432, S7-S9 open carrier, RHC? Too
weak unless something be drastically wrong; too strong and too early
to be Vanuatu. 5025 Rebelde is also much weaker than usual.
Something`s always wrong? at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, Jan 3 at 0450, RHC Spanish, S9+20, overmodulated &
distorted, modulation cutting out. This is the Antillas service
supposed to switch from 9710 at 0000. // always weaker 9535 for C
America. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Jan 3 at 0452, RHC English here instead of alt. 6165,
VG S9+30 and good modulation; propaganda claiming Cuba is ``not on its
knees``, and the ``economy is viable``. Time for another link to The
Other Side, altho not exactly the same subject:

``Like the Prosecutor's Office, Cuban judges turn their backs on
justice in the trials against 11-J protesters --- They have not
challenged the lack of arguments to support the crime of sedition, nor
the absence of impartial witnesses against the accused.
Lucía Alfonso Mirabal, La Habana 03 Ene 2022 - 16:29 CET``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 1670+, Jan 3 at 0720, music making a low audible heterodyne
on the plus side of talk from WOZN Wisconsin, which had been the
dominant 1670 here, surely the new, Mexican as Terry Krueger,
Niceville FL, has just measured: ``1670.05 MEXICO XEFCR Reynosa,
Tamaulipas 0718 12/23/21 Still here and on the high side with nonstop
pop oldies``. Otherwise I have a tough time getting Mexican X-banders
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350 MCW kHz, January 3 at 1555, RG, NDB at OKC is still
off the air. Guess flights into/outof Will Rogers World Airport don`t
really need it. Other Okies remain off for a long time: 255 SW
Stillwater, and 341 EI Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11815v, Jan 3 at 1606 UT, VOT Turkish is strong enough to
audiblize squeal on transmitter, much like WEWN; could it be the same
model? Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2119 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
January 2 at 2101 on IRRS SW vis AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+19 into nearby
Noale SDR, atop CCI likely Madrid; following 2100 full IRRS ID with

Also confirmed Sun Jan 2 at 2330 on WRMIs: 9955 S9 into Maryland SDR,
no jamming audible; and 5950 at S9/+10.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 3 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+10/15
into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 3 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+5 into
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 3 after 0230 on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 3 at 0402 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160, -57 Hz
into Missouri remote = 6159.943, VP signal after a coughing fit from
0358 by JL?, 0402 ID. 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. 5085, Jan 3 at 0433, WTWW-2 is unusually off this early, and
along with it the parasitic spurs circa 5072 & 5097. Then I see this
posted at 0415:

``[WOR] 5085 transmitter problems --- Not sure whether anyone else
noticed, but 5085 suddenly dropped off the air sometime about an hour
ago (now 0413). Clearly a fault of some sort. Just now, I'm catching
microsecond bursts of speech, so they're trying to fix things at WTWW.
I was enjoying their music program while working in the shack. Hope
they make it back soon! 73, Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3360, UT Mon Jan 3 at 0255, I go to the Athens GA remote
which is still tuned for me to 3360, but NF from WWRB is off already.
Did not get it reconfirmed at all this weekend. Span seems shorter on
Sunday night than Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9385, Jan 3 at 0448, S4/5 of dead air, must be WEWN English
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1030, Jan 3 at 1546 UT, YL in Spanish. Got to be KCTA Corpus
Christi TX, I thought, until finding one other possibility in NRC AM
Log, WGSP 50 KW Memphis TN. And KCTA program schedule shows English at
this time, in fact very little Spanish: Sat 19-21 UT only.
BTW, KCTA stands for Know Christ The Answer, a back-formation? Maybe
that`s why so little Spanish, hard to come up with a KCTA slogan; any
ideas? Korpus Cristi Tejas Abla? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130, Jan 3 at 1550 UT, KLEY Wellington KS still
dead-airing, for the record (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1200, Jan 3 at 0722 UT, the original ``Clear Channel``
station, WOAI San Antonio with C2CAM reincarnation nonsense has severe
QRM from a gospel huxter in English, sometimes overriding WOAI. Hard
to separate by nulling, since this has to be KFNW West Fargo ND,
almost exactly opposite direxions from here. U4 50/13 kW, night
pattern supposed to be totally northward; day pattern with lesser lobe
to the south. At times, WOAI also gets battered by WRTO Chicago but
not now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN. Re: ``13830, Jan 2 at 1527, S Asian? song, S9/+10,
announcement and 1528 VR IS, 1530 ID ``Ye ---`` mentions Ethiopia.
This is VR Amharic at 1530-1600 from SMG site, but no other language
from it or anywhere is scheduled before 1530. Remarkable signal, about
the same as 13820 Martí, another example of VR capability to serve far
from its intended targets``

I bet what I heard at first 1527 was VR in Malayalam, frequency
switching misaligned. Per WRTH 2022, that`s supposed to be on 7320 &
9595 both Tinang, USAGM Philippines, violating Separation of Church &
State, at 1510-1530, so immediately preceding on program feed line
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 3 at 0427,
perfunctory and not digging to the usual depth, finds stronger ones on
612, 711, 882, 1053, 1107, 1215. 612 surely not the just-reactivated
only MW from Jordan, 100 kW, but the 300 kW from Morocco, like 711
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 600, Jan 3 at 1552 UT, sports talk and ad in skywave
remnant; daytime groundwave WMT IA is only a trace at best. ESPNs are
KROD El Paso TX and KVNA Flagstaff AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 620, Jan 3 at 1543 UT, Spanish from KTNO The Metroplex
TX unusually in daytime has CCI from algo making a fast SAH maybe 10
Hz. Skywave remnant, also showing up on many other frequencies. Two
most likely/closest/westward sources are: KJOL Grand Junxion CO, and
KTAR Phoenix AZ, both 5 kW ND. Will MWoffsets help? As usual, no: CO
not measured, AZ/TX only 0.7 Hz apart. Next candidates, KMNS IA and
WJDX MS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1823 UT January 3