Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 21, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs January 21, 2022

Friday, January 21 2022

** CANADA. Some dashing ND beacons making it thru Jan 21 at 0803-0808
UT: 362 MCW kHz, SB, 500 watts at Greater Sudbury, Ont; 340 MCW kHz,
YY, 500 watts at Mont Joli, Québec; and 276 MCW kHz, YEL, 200 watts at
Elliot Lake, Ontario, to be decommissioned Jan 27! Just in time (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5962-5995 & 6010-6048 approx., Jan 21 at 0715, splatter range
of jammers against nothing on 5980, 6030; worse than usual marring
5970 WEWN, almost 5995 Mali, etc. Something`s always wrong at the
incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Jan 21 at 0717, all RHC frequencies are off: 5040, 6000,
6060, 6100, 9700. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** PALAU. 9965, Fri Jan 21 at 0800, I am unfortunately awake and find
something here with gospel rock song, S9+10, fades to S5. Got to be
T8WH or whatever its true callsign be now. EiBi shows:

9965 0805-0835 Mo-Tu USA Hope Radio 5 E FE /PLW
9965 0805-0850 We-Fr USA Hope Radio 5 E FE /PLW
9965 0810-1220 Su USA Hope Radio 5 E FE /PLW
9965 0840-0935 Sa USA Hope Radio 5 E FE /PLW

So it`s Palaw? Aoki shows a much more convoluted schedule attempting
to account for music breaks and individual program names, but not
before 0807, and as late as -1135 on Sundays. HFCC shows 9965
available 24 hours for ``HBN``, 100 kW at 345 degrees in English or
Mandarin (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 198 MCW kHz, Jan 21 at 0812 UT, ND beacon DIW, 2000 watts at
Dixon, North Carolina; take that, BBC Radio 4! with 600 kW. I never
detect Euro LW BC stations, and seldom any beacons this low. Axually
it`s sending DI W --- with a pause long enough for another letter to
be inserted! Out of order? Neither Hepburn nor RNA Signals List make
any note of this, something new? Dixon is an insignificant place with
zero population, south of Jaxonvil, not quite on the coast; not even
indexed in a standard atlas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Still noise peak circa 400 kHz, circa 0802 UT January 21,
but on outskirts do manage to detect what used to be common: 417 MCW,
ND beacon IY, 25 watts from Charles cItY, Iowa. Also:

347 MCW kHz, Jan 21 at 0806 UT, AFK, 25 watt NDB at Nebraska City NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2122 monitoring: confirmed first
airings, UT Friday January 21 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG direct; 0142
chex of 7780: JBA at UTwente! JBA also at Maine SDR; JBA S5 at
Maryland SDR; JBA S4 at Missouri SDR; BUT, S9/+15 into new Aguadas,
Colombia SDR, and BBB steps on closing before I finish at 0159. 7780
is supposedly on NE 44 degree azimuth, yet only decent signal is
picked up from the south! On wrong/changed antenna? Or just
propagation? WWV reported at 0000:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 20 January follow.
Solar flux 99 and estimated planetary A-index 5.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 21 January was 1.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.``

Next airing at 0330 UT Friday January 21 on WRMI 5985: tune in at 0328
via Colombia, usual IS & ID loop until ``top of hour`` BBB assures us,
S9+35! As it should be, aimed south. But cuts off the air at 0328.5!
Timer is still running but I think instead this SDR has failed, black
screen. Quickly check others by 0331: JBA carrier S5/S7 into
Knoxville; also JBAC at Maryland, and still nothing at Colombia. At
0357 I can hear me direct at S6-S9, so 5985 WRMI is on the air.

Also confirmed Friday January 21 at 1530 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 direct
and no jamming audible. Incomprehensibly screaming Tourette`s Syndrome
gospel huxter Terry Blalock cut off at 1529 for a brief music respite
and ID before WOR. What a lead-in. Next:

1915 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 14580?; 918 and/or
1323-Italy & 207? [BUT: expected to be preëmpted on 3rd Friday!]

2130 UT Friday IRRS 918 and/or 1323-Italy & 207?
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 and/or 1323-Italy & 207?
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
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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This report dispatched at 1806 UT January 21