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

Glenn Hauser logs June 21, 2022

Tuesday, June 21 2022

** ANTARCTICA [non]. All set for the annual BBCWS Midwinter broadcast
to Antarctica, June 21 at 2126 tune-in to Woofferton 12065 via LU4AA
remote near Buenos Aires. Cuts on at *2129 with tone S9+10 easily
overcoming noise level, so I stay here and do not even check the other
frequencies as I do not want to miss anything. Initially, all four RX
at this Kiwi are tuned to one BBC frequency or another, but the rest
go and come.

2130 opening by hostess Cerys Matthws - Welsh, pronounced Care-iss,
Calling Antarctica, especially all 32 over-winterers at Rothera
station on the Peninsula - pronounced Ráw-dher-a. Interview woman
formerly there, about strange dreams; acknowledging other nations`
stations, notably Ukrainian. 2133 messages to South Georgia, bit of
music, from family voices, at King Edward station and another one.
2135 greeting from an explorer. 2136 bit of Taylor Swift song for SG;
greeting in French; limerick in English; heavy French accent in
English; unison in English.

2139 Sir David Attenborough assures it`s still sunny in Surrey; a new
research ship has been named for him. 2140 ID, msg from Director of
British Antarctic Survey, Prof. Jane Francis. 2142 greetings to the 32
at Rothera, from many family members. Details hard to understand over
phone, accents, but no doubt the relatives recognise them. Ex-Rotheran
tells about research there under ice, where one hears ice cracking,
wails of Weddell seals. Ice cliffs are breaking and glaciers receding
due to climate change.

More family greetings including from kids; 2154 poem; 2157 final
message; 2159 music and credits to 2200*. Starting at 2145 and at
least thrice I see on the waterfall a JBV diagonal trace upward from
10? to 26 MHz, i.e. an ionosonde. Tnx for another enjoyable special,
which no doubt will soon be available online for those who missed it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9670.003, June 21 at 0636, JBA S3 signal, surely R. Voz
Missionária finally breaking the 9670 barrier, as no carrier lower to
9665 and nothing else including Channel 292, Germany, normally audible
at this hour. John Hudak, Ontario, tells the WOR iog about monitoring
RVM extensively several hours previous when it was jumping around all
over from just below 9665 to almost 9670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13632 approx., June 21 at 1427, RHC spurblob with F# tone out
of 13700 transmitter. Also traces about 13769 and 13564. Something`s
always wrong at RHC.

In previous report, I calculated hypothetical second-order spurs at
the wrong intervals from 13700, using the old log instead of the new
one. Should have been ``circa 13556 & 13844`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, June 21 at 0636, XEPPM reactivated with music, S9+10.
They had been awaiting a replacement part since last on air May 15 or
16. I had hoped they would build back better, but resumes
undermodulation and slightly off-frequency at 6184.97. Believe this is
first time back as I have been checking every night. Manuel Méndez,
Spain, and Eric Fetters-Walp, Washington were also hearing it earlier
this evening. Resumes being the only remaining active SWBC station in
México or Central America: we must treasure it (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** OKLAHOMA. 97.5, June 21 at 0229 UT, ``Tulsa`s Rocklahoma station,
97-5, KMOD``. Per WTFDA, normal slogan is ``Tulsa`s Rock station``,
but Rocklahoma music festival is coming Sept 2-4 near Pryor. Run
across during bandscan for possible Es DX --- as I did several times
June 20/UT 21 spurred by 100+ MHz MUFs here and there per DXMAP, but
never any such DX making it here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2143 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday June 21 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+30 into Missouri SDR, at 0047
down to S9+10/20. BUT usual // 9455 playing classic rock music
instead! Segués with only one brief nondescript DJ announcement at
0038 mentioning hits from year 1965, program unknown. 0100 switch to

This is a totally confusing situation. WRMI websked now dated June 18
at top now shows 00-01 on 9455 as deep purple System C, which
otherwise pertains to VOA and R. Svoboda relays for/about Ukraine. But
the C program grid does not show anything at this hour, rather System
G still with WOR on both at 0030 UT Tue and Thu. So same situation
presumably applies to same scheduling at 0030 UT Thursdays. Next:

2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455? to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** VANUATU. 11835, June 21 at 0638, RV music, S5/S8 and JBA on 7890 =
third and second harmonix of 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

Happy solstice! This report dispatched at 2223 UT June 21