Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 11-12, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs March 11-12, 2022

Saturday, March 12 2022

** BRAZIL. 28450 USB, March 11 at 2317-2320+, Calling DX CQ, poor
signal but stands out initially as OSOB. Gives call fonetikaly but
despite many repeats I cannot figure out what the last letter be:
PY2B#. He alternates Bravo and Brasil for the B, but the next letter
is unrecognizable, sounds like ``Broadway`` which doesn`t make sense.
Signals like this may be trans-equatorial propagation rather than
plain old F2, especially over darkness path. This is the season for it
and it also affects the FM BC band above 88 MHz, but never this far
north. See USA for next log (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, March 11 at 2324, RHC Spanish is S9 but horrible
overmodulation distortion and buzz. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Meanwhile, the useless Chinese music fill relay on 13650 is relatively
clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955 AM, March 11 at 2311, JBA S7 talk. Many logs
here as Earth Station 1W, with SF stuff and Beatles:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 5960, Fri March 11 at 2300, V of Turkey to N
America? is JBA direct, so no contest, over to 9690 for L&C REE
English, S9+30/45. Justin Coe says today`s feature will be a
``revisit`` of Amy Egan`s about Galician poetess Rosalía de Castro, VG
but I heard it the first time, so I just listen to the news by JC,
only four stories: far-right party Vox gets to participate in
coalition government for first time since Franco; they are
anti-feminist and of course pro-Franco. Nicaragua recalls ambassador
to Spain, as vice versa last Sept 21 over some dispute about
interference. A commission to investigate sex abuse of minors by
Catholic priests, about time. COVID stats, current infexion rate in
Spain, 429 per 100,000; total epidemic: 11,204,000 cases, 101,777
deaths. 2307 classical guitar interlude and over to Amy.

Then I check the other REE frequencies direct: 12030 is OFF! Normally
a close second to 9690, off the back to ME; 11940 to SAm is abnormally
weak S6/S8 with flutter, but better than 11685 to Africa, S4/S6 with
flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28425 USB, March 11 at 2321, tuning around 10m after q.v.
BRAZIL, it`s not the OSOB, because here is a bigger signal calling CQ
over and over past 2323+ with no answers, KC4TVZ. His fonetix are
clear but never any QTH, but with southern accent; so, Antarctica? KC4
used to be the US prefix there. Hardly, per QRZ.com: KC4TVZ USA flag
USA, Todd Burnette, 6415 Ivy Springs Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542,
USA. So close, this must be sporadic E (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2129 monitoring: confirmed Friday
March 11 after 1915 on IRRS SW 7290 via Bulgaria; and MW 1323 via AM
Italia, Villa Estense. Once started I did not keep on them to be sure
full 29 minutes aired, but hope so. Did monitor as usual earlier from
before 1900: 7290 carrier on at *1857, S9+20/35 but heavy ACI from
7285 into UTwente. After 1900 ACI from the other side, 7295. As
always, Bulgaria missed s/on, JIP Feature Story News from a bit before
1901; 1905 IRRS ID and UN News in Brief; 1907 songs filler. Also on
1323, the nearby Noale SDR would not load at first, so tried another,
I5HGM at Cavinglia further away, where CCI from Romania in German was
atop. At 1911 I got IW3HBX Noale to work, where music on both made SAH
of about 3 Hz.

WOR 2129 also confirmed Fri March 11 at 2130 on 1323 kHz only,
preceded by someshow discussing Ukraine, chopped off at 2129 for ID
and then WOR. Now there is no QRoMania; so I try Tambov, Russia SDR,
where I`m also audible, but weakly. How far is that? 2311 km = 1406
stmi. Lucky to be heard at all on transmitter of unknown power. The
path crosses Ukraine near Kyiv.

Also confirmed UT Saturday March 12 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, good S9/+10
into Bikedork Minneapolis KiwiSDR. From next week shifting to 0130.

0500 UT Saturday WBCQ 4790 to WSW [NEW][NOT 4970 typo before]
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 1323-Italy

[DST changes start here:]
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455?
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455?
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. (7490.1v), UT Saturday March 12 at 0100, WBCQ webcast of
`AAAWWW`. Allan says in Fla it`s hot and pus-y, as it better be spelt;
he fried himself in the sun today. Then an ``aside``, complaining
about remotes and other electronic equipment being black, so you can`t
see them, read the labels: I`m 100% with him about that!

Angela gets to say hardly anything this hour; Allan is trying to keep
it non-political; but I gather that Putin wouldn`t dare to invade
Ukraine if their beloved leader T**** were still president, blame weak
Biden? [Huh?!?! T**** was and is Putin`s greatest fan, lapdog.]

Expects Putin to revive SW jamming. Objects to someone saying WBCQ is
``right-leaning`` -- it`s Free Speech! WBCQ is going after grants of
many millions of dollars to preserve and expand SWBC, reach
``subjugated`` countries such as Argentina and Brazil - ? 0117 doesn`t
know whether WLCR will add Russian or Ukrainian on 9330.

0121, trimulcasting on 7490, 6160, 4790, does not give YOOLF but must
be new and live. Then reads long article from The Hill about the
revival of SW due to Ukraine crisis; including BBCWS adding 4 hours of
English on SW for Ukraine and Russia, 14-16 on 15735, 20-22 on 5875.

[Good, but I suspect this of some publicity hype: surely could already
be well heard there if not directly targeted; but checking HFCC I see
those two transmissions now are the *only* ones in any language for
CIRAF zones 28E,39SW. It was already scheduled on 15730 far before and
after 15735 hours, but not any more?]

0141 reads another article, source not given, about the Woofferton
transmitter site in the UK. Lauds Brits for not destroying it [--- but
what about Skelton and Rampisham?]. At WBCQ, vague plans for
transmitter upgrades this summer.

0154 email includes notice that pirate Radio Free Naptown celebrates
50th anniversary of FCC raid with a special March 17 at 3 pm, via
www.rfnstreaming.com or check their website [how about an axual SW
pirate broadcast?? WTFK?]. Prayer and as usual JIP Hal Turner late
around 0201 as he is already talking (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0411 UT March 12