Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs August 7-8-9, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs August 7-8-9, 2022

Tuesday, August 09 2022

** CUBA. 6165, Aug 8 at 0621, RHC S9+20 but extremely strange
modulation like amplified whispering, intonation seems English but
unreadable; as if run thru audio filtering at studio or on way to
transmitter. Splatter from that seemed to QRM 6160- WBCQ with WOR two
sesquihours earlier; as those two bad neighbors refuse to distance
themselves (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13629 approx., Aug 8 at 1446, FMish spurblob from RHC 13700
AM; much stronger than the +71 match at 13771; and none further.
Hardly anything else audible on band in depressed propagation: K-index
3 after G2 geomag storms per WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, Aug 8 at 2142, no signal from R. Cairo into UTwente,
in English sesquihour northwestward. Something`s amiss at Abis (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 6110-6115-6120, August 8 at 0623, DRM noise, whence? Not
noticed here before. EiBi has 06-07 ``MiniTransAt Sailing`` but not
marked as DRM. Hit by chance without a DRM SDR handy, had been
intending to check as in:

As Dave Kenny, BDXC pointed out: ``HFCC also lists a schedule of
"Sailor DRM tests" taking place until 30 September:
0000-0100 on 6040 1 Aug-30 Sep
0600-0700 on 6115 9740 19 Jul-30 Sep
1200-1300 on 13730 15535 19 Jul-30 Sep
1800-1900 on 7305 11915 15535 19 Jul-30 Sep
The official web site for the race is at
73s Dave Kenny``

The bilingual weather info at 1500-1530 on AM, 13735 & 5975, was
scheduled only until 16 August --- apparently this race is a round
trip back to France; but is there again a truly TA race to follow from
Açores to Caribbean as in previous years?

Via Canary Islands SDR, from 1800 August 8 I am trying the three
listed frequencies: nothing on 15535 or 11915, but on 7305: news in
French, nothing about weather or the race, so regular RFI? Display
shows: S9 signal. ``SNR 22.3v dB; DRM mode: B. Chan: 10 kHz. ILV: L.
SDC: 16 QAM. MSC: 64 QAM. Medium range use, multipath resistant.
Services: 1AAC (1000) DEMO TDF EEP Data 8.08 kbps``. Lo-fi audio with
slight echo. Occasionally drops off in fades below S9.

1810, rechecking the other two frequencies: no DRM, and no DRM noise
audible when tuned in AM mode, beyond considerable same band noise
level on adjacent frequencies. 1829 recheck, some music, ID, and off
the air for good. So not a full hour as registered. As with all Kiwis,
must be very careful handling mouse, lest it change to a totally
unwanted frequency. On the displayed DRM schedule one can find these
not under F for France, but under T for Télédiffusion, of course!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, August 8 at 0610, JBA carrier, presumed R.
Kiribati; no other carriers detected on 9 kHz steps in bottom half of
band, from Eurafrica or Pacific. Wait for equinoxial season (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, August 8 at 2150, REE in `Canciones de Verano` music
show, tuned via UTwente where I have just checked Cairo; did not
expect much signal this path, too close for 16m? 1573 km = 978 miles
from Noblejas to Enschede, yet it`s S9+15/20 but going into deeper and
deeper fades in the Euronight, all set for the alleged resumption of
English. Yes! 2200 timesignal and Justin Coe previews a `DX program`
and some other feature after the news. As to be expected, 15520 is
slightly better; 11940 definitely better peaking S9+20/25. 11670 with
some QRM, maybe Cuba already? 2205 into jazzed up tune, introducing
something theatrical, `El diablo cojuelo` = like `The Limping Demon`,
he and a clownish girlfriend, ``Ido-Loca``, went to see, who also
discusses it in struggling English. 2210 I switch to Maryland SDR
which gets 17855 better. More about clownishness in general, than the
play per se. By 2220, 17855 is fading down even to Maryland, as we
still haven`t completely recovered from G2 storms. Now to 11940
holding up at S9, better than 15520. Wraps up just in time for end of
English 2230! Never gets to mailbag he mentioned at the outset: maybe
on the extended podcast? Not there yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, August 8 at 2234, VOT English, S9/+20 into UTwente,
with continuous lite humbuzz but tolerable in Turkish music, 2236
feature about electricars, 2242 another song, 2248 Did You Know That?
After sign-off schedule, IS from 2355; restart at 2356 then with
German IDs twice a minute. Still on at 2300 timesignal, sign-on bonus
German, same humbuzz as before during news past 2305 tune-out. Recheck
at 2348, it`s still on with ``Wussten Sie dass?`` same theme as `Did
You Know That?`, but I`m distracted and again miss the topic. Sign-off
and 2354 the IS plays again. Will we make it into an extra extra hour,
of Portuguese? 2356 restarts IS, and yes, now with Portuguese IDs
interspersed twice a minute, ``'Stão ouvindo a Rádio TRT --- Voz de
Turquia``. The letters TRT sound like they are pronounced in English,
I realize after trying to understand that word as Portuguese.

August 9 UT 0000, sign-on for a broadcast at 20 horas em Portugal, 16
horas no Brasil = 19 UT, with satellite MHz frequencies and parameters
on various satellites. PP is not scheduled on SW at all per WRTH 2022.
Locutora speaks Luso Portuguese with Tuerkisch accent, harder for me
to understand, and still with the English/German humbuzz. The
sloppyrators must be sound asleep. Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler. But this is a rare opportunity for Brazilians to hear VOT in
Portuguese on SW, if any run across it. By 0007 is talking about
RyanAir flights. Then the nuclear plant threat in Ukraine, so it`s
still part of the news. 0014 to music, usw. 0017 ID and more music.
Still going past 0028 with multilingual ID reel.

I am astounded that some DX clubs or publications have a policy
against publishing results of remote monitoring! This isn`t about me,
somehow cheating to hear more than I am entitled to; rather it`s about
reporting what stations are doing, and if a remote help to hear them
better, or at all, or more conveniently, so be it, as long as so
specified (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. (7730), August 8 at 0500, missed checking UR1 via
WRMI for `Ukraine: Security Issue` so heard later via:
including: air raid sirens heard every day; artillery strixe on
Khar`kov residential areas; Russia has mined largest nuclear power
plant in Europe, and shelled radiation monitors, threatens to blow it
up; Turkey setting up plant to build UAVs in Ukraine... (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2150 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
August 7 from 2000.6 on AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+15 into nearby Noale
SDR with storm crashes. Blitzortung shows lightning strixe at the NE
and NW corners of Italy and along the Riviera.

Also confirmed Sunday August 7 at 2230 still on WRMI 5950, S9+2 into
Georgia SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/9+10 and
noisy into Georgia SDR. A few seconds of overriding heavy noise burst
started at exactly same time, whence?

Also confirmed UT Monday August 8 at 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160
minus 97 Hz into Maryland SDR, = 6159.903; S7/S8 with strange QRM,
maybe bleed from defective 6165 Cuba, q.v. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [confirmed]
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
1100 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from Joe Caberlin, VE1EJ,
Ontario, for some US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702;
preferably by money order or check on a US bank.

Or via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9455, Aug 8 at 1541, WRMI-5 is S7/S9 but just barely
modulated, with TOMBS? Also cuts off air briefly. Only one shown to be
on WNW 285 degree azimuth (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130-, UT Monday August 8 at 0202, I tune in WBCQ R. Angela
`Concert Hall` a bit too late, noisy via Maryland remote, none better?
as an opera is already underway. There is nowhere to look up online
what it be, nor any details. There are several wild applause breaks
until it end at 0319, when I again miss the back-announcement, not
turning up the volume fast enough. Then a Mozart piano concerto. I`m
encouraging Uncle Bill to pre-publicize what will be on C.H. each
week. This was part of `Così Fan Tutte`, literally, Thus Do All
Females; idiomatically, Women Are Like That. Bill says next two weeks
will present Wagner`s `Parsifal` in two parts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890 & 3215, Monday August 8 at 0636, these WWCRs are off,
having been ON, UT Saturday and Sunday. As per sked, not on overnight
Mon-Fri but yes on Sat & Sun. I had it exactly backwards in my
previous Aug 6 report, which please disregard! I am making too many
mistakes, er, mistaxe (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 93.5, August 7 at 1844 UT, marginal signal with CCI, maybe
some sporadic E DX? Mentions a festival in Victoria! BC is too far for
single hop Es, so is there one in Kansas? Yes, just east of Hays, and
then ``My Country 93.5`` non-ID, so that came from KKDT Burdett KS, my
usual fringer. Several times on Aug 6 & 7, Es MUFs on DXMAPs exceeded
100 MHz, nexus Oklahoma, which means no use here but lots of paths
over and around us: you`re welcome. I was checking just in case any of
that DX could scatter downwards; nope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 11835, August 8 at 0604, R. Vanuatu must have
just come on, 3 x 3945, YL in Bislama, music, S6/S9 again with beat
from weaker carrier presumed CNR2 fundamental. Need to try that just
before 0600; however, per EiBi, Wed only is time for Xi`an xiesta,
0600-0855. Not in HFCC but WRTH showed 150 kW so remarkable that
whatever few kW from Vanuatu could overcome (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11940, JBA carrier here August 7 at 1739 - 11940 not a
good choice with Spain all day for S America; and also CRI English
from Kashgar at 16-17. Maybe propagation so poor he doesn`t hear them.
Tnx to tip on WOR iog from Rick Barton, AZ, *of Station YHWH* at 1630
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0033 UT August 9