Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs August 10, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs August 10, 2022

Thursday, August 11 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Wed Aug 10 at 1445 tune-in via Buenos
Aires remote, LRA36 already on with music prélude, nice reception
better than usual, S8/S5. 1500 sign-on with quadrilingual ID including
English that this is in Spanish; in Ciclo Radial 2022, staff list;
1502 Antártida themesong; 1505.5 general clima info including winds up
to 200 kph. Talk about another base founded in 1947, Melchior, like
about it here:
and info about research during the 1957-58 IGY, which was really a
sesquiyear. 1511 ID as ``Radio Arcángel San Gabriel, su compañía``.
1512 finally the YLs start chatting live on this the 15th program of
2022, with guitar background, for today`s date Wed 10 August, and
admit they were not on last Wednesday but Friday instead; when no one?
checked for it, was it at 1500 UT or as once before then, 1800 on
Friday? Something about another base in Orcadas, temp minus 8. 1517
phone numbers and all the other contact info. 1520 violin & keyboard
music. 1525 canned ID with another catch-phrase, ``Nacional, nos
une``; this-week-in-history starting with 8 August. 1532 contact info
again, but chopped off air at 1532.5*, never to return by 1545 when my
first hour on the SDR times out. This keeps happening: why don`t they
turn it back on? Maybe no one notices (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, August 10 at 2314, RHC English is on, somewhat
distorted. 13680, August 10 at 2316, RHC Spanish music is distorted,
overmodulated. 13650, August 10 at 2317, CRI `Portuguese` music-only
relay is buried by continuous racket, OTH radar? Which extends from
13622 to 13656; all as heard via Maryland SDR. Something`s always
wrong at RHC/Radio Cuba. The Other Side:

``OPINION Fires in Matanzas: Divine Curse or Governmental Negligence?
For months, the regime has been downplaying a series of events in
Cuba, dismissing them as' accidents' or 'coincidences'.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 350 MCW kHz, August 10 at 1836 UT, RG, ND
beacon at Will RoGers World Airport [how many cities anywhere really
have a *world* airport?!], is unusually OFF, checked direct right
after local mean noon 1832. The others: 341 MCW, EI, EnId, is better
heard than usual from a few km away; 332 IC, wIChita KS is JBA; 515,
PN, PoNca City is still strongest; 255 SW StillWater is still off.
Also still high local line? noise level peaking in the 380-420 kHz
area, allowing only a JBA carrier on 395 from one Kansan and/or
another and nothing on 407 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wednesday August 10 at 2200, REE`s token English,
missing since mid-July resumed Aug 8 and now again with Justin Coe,
Letterbox/Mailbox/DX program, a bluesy edition, after news from Spain.
2205.6 hard rock, outro as ``Communication Breakdown`` by Led
Zeppelin, but it`s a cover - apropos after the hiatus. 2209 explains
absence has not been due to heat, but the coincidence of one person on
vacation and the other on sick leave. There once were 6 Americans and
6 Brits in the English service, not any more. But SWBC is not yet
over, as the French service has a new person, and English will be
getting another in September. Justin has been on vacation somewhere in
the US, visiting thrift stores and buying blues records, since he also
does a blues show on Radio 3.

2212 to first mail, from Alan Roe, UK, welcoming him back; and says
Amy Egan is better. Second, from Joe Ihnat in Pennsylvania. 2214
another blues song by the Joe Healy Band. 2219 a June 19 letter from
Bruce Lee in Australia, who wants a QSL, but none are available. Maybe
will be in future, Justin doesn`t know. Then a 7 May from Dwight
Hitchins in Jamaica, Virginia, USA --- really? No such town in my
atlas indices. But Wikipedia says it`s in Middlesex County, 2K
population, unincorporated. He also wants QSL --- maybe, with
management change? 2224 another blues, ``All You Need`` by Matt
Schofield. 2225 last letter from Richard Lemke, Alberta, July 10, who
wants a schedule: don`t have any of those either. Things are rather
random at REE. 2228 a song for Richard, ``The Letter``, to 2230
timesignal and into French.

Only 5 listeners are greeted covering a 4-month period. How many more
might have piled up? So, good to have them back, but it was extremely
rude for no one immediately to make any explanation or apology on the
air about why it was missing, even if neither regular English
announcer were available. Whatever became of Gil Carbajal?

Today I was listening first via UTwente getting 17855 well, but some
deep fades, so switched to Maryland SDR in the storms, as this higher
frequency overcomes most of the crashes which spoilt WBCQ reception
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.007+, Aug 10 at 2157, VOT IS and English ID, VG
S9+35/45 into UTwente, so it`s on today but I am going to SPAIN
instead for token English resumption, q.v. Caught TRT again until
2254* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. (7730), Aug 10 at 0500, missed monitoring UR1 via
WRMI, `Ukraine: Security Issue`, so listened later instead via:

This time it`s the heavily-accented fast-talking guy; including:
specified as for Aug 9 = Day 167 of Putin`s war, altho I had copied a
previous edition as 168? Hard to keep track. Russian advances are very
slow and small. Ukraine holding them back in the south. Russia has
lost 70-80K KIA so far, says Pentagon (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2150 monitoring: ``From: Richard Lemke, St.
Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio:
JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn:
World of Radio, monitoring and confirming the latest for #2150, 9955
kHz, listen creek fm/stream internet, 40 years of shortwave listening
since 1982, August is this guy’s birthday month, birthday boy, WRMI:

5850, static moderate QRN, 0130, 0142, 0158 (45343), 0159, Aug 5 [Fri]
9395, static, QRN, 0130, 0143, 0158, (45333), S8 signal levels, 0159,
Aug 6 [Sat]
9395, 0030, 0044, 0059, Aug 9 [Tue]
9955, web stream, fm creek listen, 9955, stormy, and jamming, 2243,
2249, 2258, Aug 9 [Tue]
9395, jingle, voice hearing late, 2330, 2344, 2358, 2359, Aug 9 [Tue]
5850, 1030, 1044 (55433), 1059, Aug 10 [Wed]
(Lemke, Richard -AB) Good listening, Richard, August 10, 2022``

Also confirmed Wednesday August 10 from 2100:23 on WBCQ 7490 minus 71
Hz = 7489.929 into Maryland SDR, S7/S9 with heavy storm crashes:
Blitzortung shows lightning all over Virginia and beyond. Next:
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:

New WOR 2151 should be ready for download and first SWBC, from 0130 UT
Friday August 12 on WRMIs 5850, 7730.

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. 9955, Aug 10 at 1840, WRMI is JBA with Brother HyStairical
attempting to sing, same as on blaster 9980 WWCR. WRMI skedgrid is
self-contradictory: transmissions atop shows TOM at 15-22 on #3 System
E 9955. But the System E program sked shows TOM this hour 18-19, only
on 5 other frequencies. System B, which accounts for 9955 usage most
of the time, is ``internet only`` with other programming until 1900
when it switches to 15770 for one hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Aug 10 at 0636, RV at S6/S8 on 3 x 3945, talk and
music; still hearing ``double-het`` of slightly different frequencies
beating when tuned to 11834-USB, not explained but not China (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11947, Aug 10 at 0635, rapid RTTY INTRUDING into
exclusive worldwide broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2332 UT August 10