Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 9-10, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs November 9-10, 2022

Thursday, November 10 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Wed Nov 9 at 1449, LRA36 is on already
at tune-in via Argentine SDR, with prélude songs, good signal. 1501
canned sign-on with multilingual ID, staff names, ``Nacional, la radio
pública``; 1503 themesong mentioning several bases; 1506.5 recitation,
this time voices sound like kids; 1508 songs; 1512 live opening of
programa #30 of 2022 cycle. Tomorrow will be a special holiday; 1514
currently minus 5 C, and other conditions; someone has a birthday;
1516 contact info; tomorrow will be Día de la Tradición as first
proclaimed in 1939y; 1518 tango; 1520 ``nos une`` ID; 1526 about
folklore, 1531 fútbol; 1549 Tierra del Fuego became the last province
in 1990 - ex-territorio? Signal a bit weaker now, S7 peaks with fades
into local noise level. 1553 guest on phone line; 1608 YLs still
chatting; 1613 song; 1617 ID with staff like sign-off, ``la radio
hecha por mujeres``, ``nos une`` ID and off 1618* --- no, after a
pause a bit more bandoneón music from 1618.5 until really off at
1620.7* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 15125, Nov 10 at 0006, CRI English is the SSOB, S6/S7, Cuba
or Mali relay? No, registered as direct from Beijing site, 500 kW at
215 degrees for Asia. Traces of long/short path echo 0008 during brief
deep fades. Directly off the back would be 35 degrees thisaway (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See also CUBA 6000

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 10 at 0011, strange mixture here, RHC in Spanish,
and Chinese music, while 5990 CRI relay is missing. Double audio feed
into a Quivicán transmitter? RHC is the Mesa Redonda diversion // VP
11950, where there is *no* music mix. OR, CRI on wrong frequency,
QRMing RHC on same channel! I can`t detect any beat between them. I
would have guessed two different sites rather than listed both Q. 0020
CRI in Spanish too, `China en Chino`. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 10 at 0011, RHC is OFF, when English should now be
appearing in B-season. 5025 Rebelde also off. By 0142, both are still
off but 4765 Progreso is on, vs CODAR swirshes. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13730, Nov 9 at 0704, RNZP sufficient S8/9+10 with RNZ
news of US elexions in American Samoa, another Pacifican, Guam? Never
mentioned in Mainland WTW elexion coverage. Adrian Sainsbury tells me
they are working on solving the China clash at least at 08-09.
Wolfgang Bueschel says there is another 13730 collision with Austria
at 11-12 UT; I`ve forwarded that also to Adrian, and hoping for an 11
MHz band replacement, better for the extra N American audience (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** THAILAND. 13750, Nov 10 at 0008, R. Thailand with news in English
for N America, S7/S9 but weaker than some Chinese signals on band
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2163 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.

[2162 on WRMI]:
9395, jamming noise [??], QSB fading, 0030, 0040, 0045, 0058 (45333),
November 3 UTC 2022 [Thu]

2163 on WRMI:
5850, signal S9, QRN, later falling to S7, S8 signal, 0131, 0145, 0158
(45333), November 5 UTC 2022 [Sat]
5950, jamming noise [?? from 5955??], 0130, 0141, 0155 (45343), 0159,
Nov 7 UTC 2022 [Mon]
9395, noise, other TV QRN, 0130, 0144 (45343), 0159, November 8 UTC
2022 [Tue]
9395, other TV noise, 0030, 0041, 0059 (45343), 0058, Nov 9 UTC 2022
5850, Signal S8, S9, 1030, 1059 (55433), 1059, November 9 UTC 2022
[Wed] (Lemke, Richard -AB) 73’s, Good listening, Richard``

Confirmed Wednesday Nov 9 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490v, S9/+10 direct --- a
tremendous improvement over 2100 UT timing during summery DST season
when JBA; also more and more darkness due to earlying sunsets.

NOT confirmed UT Thu Nov 10 at 0130 on WRMI 5010 & 9395, as ALL
transmitters have been closed down for Hurricane Nicole.

WOR 2164 should be ready for download early UT Friday Nov 11 and if
back on the air, first broadcast at 0330 on WRMI 7780 (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 9955, Nov 10 at 0002, WRMI is off, uncovering heavy Cuban
jamming against nothing. Then I check all other WRMI frequencies and
they are ALL gone: 5010, 5800, 5850, 5950, 7570, 7730, 7780, 9395,
9455, 15770. As expected, closed down as precaution because of
approaching Hurricane Nicole. Depending on damage and power, may start
coming back sometime Thursday once the storm has passed. Good luck!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9330, Wed Nov 9 at 0700, WBCQ-6 is off again, exactly
when it should be, leaving Cuban Spy Numbers in the clear - just voice
now, no digidata. On a recent `AAAWWW`, Allan admitted he knew about
the clash, but did not acknowledge that Cuba was there first, for
years; per B22 Aoki, scheduled at 07 UT on days 1246 starting with
Sunday = Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri. In EiBi A22 while B22 is inaccessible, it`s
days 1357 starting with Monday: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun. Sure would be nice if
the two would use the same enumeration. HFCC, which doesn`t cover
spies! matches Aoki. Also:

``You had surmised in a previous log WBCQ had perhaps lost the ability
to turn the antenna for ~9330 kHz in recent months. You might have
been onto something, as their reception at my location right now (0115
UTC on Nov. 9) and a few moments in the preceding hour is far superior
than at any point since the spring. Too bad there is no reason for me
to linger. Ricky Leong, Calgary, Alberta, Canada`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** VANUATU. 11835, Nov 9 at 0701, JBA carrier from R Vanuatu 3 x 3945,
but no signal on 7890 = 2 x (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0156 November 10