Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 13, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs January 13, 2023

Saturday, January 14 2023

** CUBA. For those who may not have seen it, I have been intending to
link to RHC`s obituary for Arnie Coro:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165, 10080, 11670, 12000, Jan 13 at
0720, RHC is OFF early from possible frequencies. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, Jan 13 at 2133, still no signal of R. Cairo into
UTwente, nor reported for almost a month; something`s egregious in
Egypt. I may stop non-logging it now until and unless it upshow (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORFOLK ISLAND. 5045, Jan 13, Nick Hacko notified the WOR iog of
another test of Radio DX bracketing local sundown, 0730-0830 UT.
Direct, nothing yet at 0720, but JBA carrier detectable at 0724! No
more than that here direct, 0735 recheck, so this time I`m listening
via the Maui SDR, which others were using well two nights ago. At
0729, I can hear my voice with the ID recorded for original use last
April. It`s S5/S7 into Maui with some storm crashes but Blitzortung
does not show any major lightning areas closer than NSW and SE USA.
IDs repeat a few in a row with pauses; 0731, woman singing hymn,
``Just a Closer Walk with Thee``. Parts of this also repeat several
times. 0736, seems like lite CW QRM with VVVs. I see Gary Pence and
someone in Sydney are also listening via Maui. Some breaks in
transmission like 0740.7* to *0741.5; running-water QRM at 0742.7. At
0748, during an ID suddenly switches to SSB, so I switch to USB, but
it`s soon back in AM. Nick said this was a defect of his transmitter.
0752, the hymn again, 0755 IDs, which I re-record before I go to bed.
0758, YL starts another song. 0818, my final check direct on R75 with
E/W longwire, still JBA carrier vs S9 high local noise level.
Presumably runs until about 0830. Many other reports of this in the
WOR iog. Power 200 watts into vertical antenna (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** PERU. 4810, Jan 13 at 0723, JBA carrier, presumed R. Logos. Only
chance to copy anything is by LSB tuning avoiding STANAG on plus side,
but there is still weak CODAR QRM on minus side vs this signal too
weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5850, UT Fri Jan 13 at 0230-0245, WRMI playing
pop/rock/rap music, fill? instead of classical `Encore` still
scheduled at 0200-0300. Notified Jeff White and Brice Avery: there was
an error in the file name, repaired so further repeats will be OK
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 13 at 0722, JBA carrier, no doubt SIBC
in 5025 Cuba sideband, boding well for the imminent 5045 test from
Norfolk Island, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday January 13 at 2300, REE in tokEnglish, VG
S9+10/20 into Maryland SDR, before news, previews that feature will be
about the play `La Vida es Sueño` by Calderón de la Barca. A few
minutes later it`s recording of press conference by the
English-speaking director and stage designer, since they don`t do
interviews` with consecutive English/Spanish interpretation back and
forth: very competently done and could serve as a language lesson in
itself. But I`m not very interested in the subject. It seems REE
English leans heavily on the arts to talk about, such as theatre,
music, painting, all of which lack something when they are only being
discussed orally. Safer subjects, I guess, than politix or hard news
about what`s going on in Spain. At outset I quickly checked the other
frequencies into same SDR: 12030 for ME much weaker but second-best;
11940 for S America third and with an echo; 11670 for Africa still no
signal. Just before 2300, 12030 was not // in some other language
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.001, Jan 13 at 2257, TRT is already on with
IS, tough luck for BBC listeners, S9+35/35 into UTwente, but a bit
undermodulated. At first I`m mainly listening to simulSPAIN, q.v. By
2313 during music, CCCCCCI from XJPBS, EAST TURKISTAN has hit it from
the land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other
Moslems. 2320 filler plug ``The Voice of Tuerkiye, always by your
side``, and then, not to be confused with `Weekly Commentary`, now
`Weekly Analysis`, written by some professor, about conflicts in 2023
concerning Turkey, mainly war in Ukraine, implying that it`s being
prolonged due to US aid --- well? Also focus on the Black Sea. 2324
suddenly dumps off the air uncovering XJPBS at S8+5/15. I attend to
REE so not sure exactly when it come back; but at 2329 the CCCCCCI is
worse making a pumping SAH of 3 Hz while UTwente now shows TRT +002 Hz
high. 2333 the multi-lingual ID filler reel. 2335 `Feeling Supreme` -
or is it `Healing Spring`? anyhow a repeat of how wonderful the kiwi
fruit is. At 2343 I switch to the same Maryland remote used for
Spainglés earlier, where TRT is not so solid, S8/9+12 but better ratio
against the CCCCCCI, still some detectable SAH fading. 2350 `Did You
Know That?` about significance historically of the number 7, and how
two of the Seven Wonders of the World were in Anatolia. 2353 s/off
with schedule, one run of IS to turnoff at 2354.7* (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2173 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, UT Friday January 13 at 0330 on WRMI 7780: as usual, JBA direct,
S5/S8 vs noise level; sufficient S9/+10 into Maurice LA SDR.

NOT confirmed Friday January 13 at 0830 on WRMIs: briefly scheduled
here, but now `OTH Radio` hour heard on all three, 5010, 5850 and 7780
at 0812.

Also confirmed Friday January 13 at 1533 the 1530 on WRMI 9955, S9
direct: pleased it`s on this week; 1545 displeased that 9955 has been
turned off by now. We never know whether this airing will be on SW at
all, usually not.

Also confirmed Friday January 13 at 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia,
1323 kHz but still no signals on 918 or 207 kHz; S9+15/20 into nearby
Noale SDR, lite CCI causing a rippling SAH. Preceding
American-accented discussion show chopped off by 2130 for ID and WOR.

{too late to fix on WOR, Ken Zichi corrects his frequency range for
CODAR including Morse code IDs: 4450-4475 like the other reporter, not

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0500 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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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** VANUATU [and non]. 11835, Jan 13 at 0721, JBA carrier from R.
Vanuatu X3, adjacent something stronger on 11830 in English: Aoki says
BBC Ascension at 06-08 and it`s *jammed, i.e. not just Africa but for
putting too much signal into China, where too many denizens now
understand English. I don`t usually notice that when checking for RV.
13755 NZ is also JBA carrier now; T-P MUF depressed despite solar flux
exceeding 200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0050 UT January 14