Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs Januarry 24-25, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs Januarry 24-25, 2022

Wednesday, January 26 2022

** EGYPT. 9899.605, Jan 24 at 2108, R. Cairo, S9+30 of nothing but
some hum into UTwente; by 2115 some occasional clix but no English
program modulation.

9899.605, Jan 25 at 2219, 25 hours later this time with extreme
unreadable distortion, not even obviously English, sounds like rubbing
a balloon. At least the off-frequency has been quite stable from night
to night. Off by 2245, so the SDR produces random tones among the
noise. What more can be said about this saduation?

Zach Liangas and Harold Frodge reported Cairo also distorted before
2100 for the French broadcast on 9884.6. What about Portuguese
scheduled to overlap from 2215 to 2330 on 9545? Also Abis but would
have to be a second transmitter. AFAIK this has not been reported in a
long time, nor the following imaginaries, 2330-0045 Arabic on 9730,
0045-0200 Spanish on 9900, all three for S America (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** GERMANY [non]. 15685, Jan 25 at 1547, S8/S9+10 sounds like German,
so it can`t be DWelle --- but listed as MALgache from AWR Talata,
MADABASCAR relay! Oops, MAL there stands for Malayalam, which is a
language in India, not Malaysia; as on page 499, WRTH 2022 under where
else, Thailand. Up the dial, 15770 definitely in German, so can`t be
DW either: WRMI must be a segment in the multilingual SMTV, which EiBi
and Aoki both imagine be all-English, which seems to be the default
for programmers such as SMTV, too lazy to be explicit (Glenn Hauser,

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Jan 25 at 1550, ME music S6-S9, two
carriers slightly apart, obvious double-het with offset USB tuning to
11529, i.e. Turkish jammer and Dengê Welat, but which is atop? Aoki
ignores the jammer but shows D.W. site switch from PRIDNESTROVYE to
FRANCE at 1500; EiBi says the change is at 1700! And also shows
Turkish jammer for entire span 0600-1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Jan 24 at 2257, pirate music S8-S9,
``trance``? At first I thought it was AM, but the temporary
``carrier`` must have been some drone in the music. I bet it`s not
RCW, Chile, allegedly active around this daypart on this bandpart.
However, switching to LSB, I can hear some weak talk mixing with
remnants of the music beat. Off at 2306? No, just a pause, more music.
I`m in and out checking other stuff and never catch a voice
announcement, but 2312 SSTV beepery, a quick CW message my brain
doesn`t switch gear into in time, but it starts with WE---; more SSTV
to 2314.6*; *2315 songs, 2327 chopped and then another. Not recheck
until 2347 on other receiver and now it seems really off. These
confirm it`s WEZL and with an intriguing high-quality image:
Presumably unrelated to the licensed WEZL, 100 kW on 103.5 FM in
Charleston SC since 1971y. So much for pirates avoiding real callsigns
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4810, Jan 25 at 0721, not even a JBA carrier, which was about
all I could get from R. Logos, nor for the past triple weeks in
bandscans, last logged here during this hour on Jan 1 & 4. Of course
it could still be on at other dayparts, not overnight. Last logs I
find of it were Jan 11 by LOB in Brasil, Jan 13-14 by Wilkner, FL,
both circa 0000 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 24 at 2300, REE token English opens with Justin
Coe preview including Amy Egan with Spanish idioms and expressions:
that should be interesting; starts at 2308 after the news. Tho
S9+15/25 on the meter, reception is not at all clear and I can`t
follow it, anyway lasting only until 2311 before back to Justin to
interview someone who has just returned from UKOGBANI (Glenn Hauser,

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 24 at 2300, no signal direct from VOT English to
North America, so I may listen to Spain and WEZL. But never give up?
Recheck at 2346, now it`s on S9/+10, but music just barely modulated.
So that`s the defective transmitter they have chosen to run today.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. At 2256 I can recognize the
JBM IS, and ID interruptions in German; 2300 timesignal 2 seconds
later than WWV, and opening German, spurious unscheduled broadcast, no
telling for how long. Something`s doubly erroneous at Emirler.

6125, Jan 25 at 0430, final repeat of VOT English to us is also JBM,
useless despite S9/+10. Triply erroneous.

5960, Jan 25 at 2300-2309+, NO signal into UTwente, after BBC Oman
closed at 2259.5. Who knows whether VOT will eventually wake up and/or
modulate decently. At *2311 East Turkistan, land of genocide against
Uighurs and other Moslems, cuts on Mandarin in progress and in the
clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re 198 kHz, DI_W: a reply Jan 24 at 2147 UT: ``Hi Glenn!
Several posts today on ndblist@groups.io indicate that DIW-198 was
again keying properly. Steve Howe, Saint Albans, VT`` (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2122 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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This report dispatched at 2318 UT January 25
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