Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 9, 13-14-15, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs November 9, 13-14-15, 2022

Tuesday, November 15 2022

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 14 at 0646, music on RHC English still on air,
S9+20/30, // 6060 S9+10 but louder, and // 6165 S4/S8 undermodulated
JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13568, 13634, 13766, 13832, all approx., Nov 14 at 1601,
extremely distorted first- and second-order FMish spurblobs at ~66 kHz
intervals from still on at S6/S9, 13700 AM; but not audible a further
66 out circa 13898. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** EAST TURKISTAN. 5060, 4980, 4850, 4500, Nov 15 at 0041, JBA
carriers on this quartet make it 100% certain that these are PBS
Xinjiang, Urumqi, now on their winter channels for Chinese, Uyghur,
Kazakh and Mongolian, respectively -- as in Aoki, but EiBi lax them
all and in fact no other stations anywhen on any of them. From the
land of imperialist Chicom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems.
4500 has a bit more Doppler flutter upon it, different azimuths? The
full Aoki shows 5060 & 4980 as 100 kW at 230 degrees; 4850 100 kW ND;
4500 50 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9902.570, 0000 UT Nov 9, S3/S4 of dead air, presumed R.
Cairo 9900 S American disservice. Something`s always egregious in
Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK) Oops! Date and time I had omitted

** MADAGASCAR. 15355, Nov 14 at 1945, S7/S9 open carrier or JBM:
scheduled is AWR in Ibo at 1930-2000 to be followed 2000-2030 by
French. Is no one paying attention at Talata? Ibo a.k.a. Igbo, spoken
by 18 megaNigerians, but now listened to by zero. Explained on a very
colorful website:
``Ibo was finally replaced by Igbo as the modern and correct spelling
in the early 70's using the Igbo alphabet a, gb, ib etc… Please note
that some historical books especially those printed before the 70's
will refer to Igbo as Ibo`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Nov 14 at 0634, no signal from VON, where
something`s always abysmal at Abuja (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Nov 14 at 1910, N American frequency of REE is JBA
direct, this early after weekday *1900; much better on ME 12030,
S9/+10 and SAm 11940, S9. Any higher band would be preferable for us.

By 2300, 9690 is VG into Maryland SDR for token M/W/F English.
Including at 2320 Justin Coe interviewing Cornelius, a guy who plays
blues from his trike upon which two dozen instruments are mounted.
That I`d like to see as well as hear: briefly and talked over for a
minute, ``St James Infirmary Blues``; morphing into a Louis Armstrong
version. But that too is cut off for the final sesquiminute of some
other music. Come, on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 14 at 2337-2340, VOT with `Did You Know That` ---
what? Again the YL is so accented and the talk audio fi so lo, that it
would take more concentration than I can muster to follow. VG S9/+20
into UTwente, but some hum. 2352 sign/off, 2353 IS and off by 2354*
uncovering ChiCom which TRT completely covered before (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. Nov 14 at 1940-1943 among plenty CW 10m ham
beacons, a few I copy are all relogs:
28197, VE7MTY/B
28214+, W6REK/B
28218, VVV DE N6SPP/B
28269+, DE AA1TT/B
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2164 monitoring: Confirmed Sunday
November 13 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz not 918 or 207,
S9+5/15 into Noale SDR, SAH and slight CCI from understation,
presumably Smooth Radio, England.

Also confirmed UT Monday November 14 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, best into S
Louisiana SDR, S5/S9 but reception breaking up; also tried others in
LA, TX. WRMI-13 still listed on 222 degree beam toward C America, tho
one such antenna was reportedly going to take months to repair; is
this a different one, yet same azimuth? Very unfavorable thisaway some
90 degrees clockwise, off the side.

Also confirmed UT Monday November 14 at 0130 on WRMI 5950, VG
S9+20/30, WRMI-8 aimed 355 degrees.

Also confirmed UT Monday November 13 from 0402 on WBCQ Area 51, 6160
minus 64 Hz = 6159.936, but JBA into Maryland SDR, with plenty ACI
from 6165 Cuba. On QRP, or bad propagation? JL ran over again. Next:

0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. Nov 14 at 2140 UT I see that WTWW.us homepage now says:

``If You LOVED us on 5085!! We are moving`` -- and I suspect where. As
early as last Thursday there were some ``WTWW`` files on a WRMI System
server. So I ask Jeff White about it November 14, WTWWRMI? He replies
at 2253 UT:

``Glenn: It seems that they are already announcing things on the WTWW
webstream, so yes, I can confirm that we are in negotiations to
transmit some of the former programming of WTWW on one or more WRMI
frequencies. But we have no schedule yet. Jeff White, General Manager,
WRMI Radio Miami International``. Also says those WTWW files are for
next Wavescan produxion.

Dave Zantow also reported at 2239: ``As I listen on-line to the still
active WTWW TX 2 audio feed today, we hear WRMI now made comment too.
So, it appears that the 5085 Khz Rock-Pop feed will or has already
moved to a WRMI frequency? Hopefully minus the "Bible Babble" which I
doubt. Dave Zantow N9EWO, Janesville, WI, "Dave's Radio Receiver Page"
https://www.qsl.net/n9ewo/ ``

Also glad to find that the non-promoted classical stream WTWW offers
is still running. I listen for about an hour from 2140 Nov 14:
However, without any announcements to ID the music, nor visually.
Mostly short pieces including some vocals; clashing generic WTWW ID at
2207 treating Our National Anthem as if were mere produxion music. At
2214 a classical piece was cut off and another one started. I wonder
what`s the source and how programmed, a ``jukebox``? (Glenn Hauser,

** VANUATU. 7260, Nov 14 at 0634, no signal from R. Vanuatu, so still
on 5040 before 0659? But at 0705, JBA carrier on 11835, even weaker on
7890, harmonix of 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7590, Nov 14 at 0632, SW Asian language, S9/S7,
something new? Nothing listed but maybe R. Farda upslide from 7585
where nothing heard, registered 0230-0830 via Kuwait (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 0120 UT November 15