Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 21, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs January 21, 2023

Saturday, January 21 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Jan 21 at 1459 tune-in via
Argentine remote, LRA36 already on with music; Dan Robinson says it
was already running at 1428. Today is widely-publicized special for
1500; and the SDRs are maxed out, so I have to camp, first on someone
in Yokohama tuned to exact frequency, S5/S7 rather than some others
believing that 15476 be correct, making the pitch slightly ``off``.

Songs keep playing, 1505 some yelling, more songs. 1511 finally
attempts canned sign-on, but breaks cutting out. 1512 a few words.
1513, ``hola, hola, hola`` as if attempting to make contact; another
rough opening! 1515 succeeds sign-on with multi-lingual disclaimer
that only in Spanish. 1526 apparent live talk by male voices only, how
odd; one of them calls the other one Marcelo. 1525 something about
year 1904; 1527 music; 1540 Panorama Nacional, RASG ID, ``su cía``.

Weakening now to S5 and even further into the SDR local noise level.
More IDs, contact info including long whatsapp number, FB. 1545 about
the Antarctic Comando. 1552 mentions soberanía, as the Args don`t try
to hide their territorial claim contrary to the Anta. Treaty as an
``international`` continent. Temp as 6 C, winds west? at 65? kph. 1600
song. 1604 about `Panorama Nacional` newscast originating at LRA36 M-F
at 6-7 o`clock - am or pm? on the entire LRA network during January.

I would happily listen this time on the webcast at:
as linked from:
but it gets this error message via two different browsers: ``The media
could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or
because the format is not supported``. Does anyone get it to play now,
or ever?

At 1610 I try a different Arg. SDR but only S3. 1616 finally a female
voice, from a caller. 1622 song. 1628 again plug Panorama Nacional.
1630 contact info. 1631 acknowledges a listener in São Paulo and that
SDRs in S America are maxed out. 1633 temp now 5.8 C, winds 33 kph
gusting to 55. 1635 YL voice and/or child briefly. 1638 the word
``base`` goes into looping, and then some other looping. 1641 Adrián
Korol, head of RAE is finally heard. Mostly it`s just chat between the
two? hosts, colloquially harder to understand than if they were
projecting radiophonically to the audience rather than each other.

We never hear any of the publicized historical content, like old IDs,
La Rosa de Tokio about it. I`ve had more than enough by now, but let
it run without taking detailed notes. 1651 ID. 1655 song. 1658 dead
air, is it over? No, 1701 bit of music, more DA. 1706 bits of talk and
songs. After that nothing but music past 1712, 1800, 1830. They must
be letting it run till the scheduled replay at 1900.

At 1858 I find one Arg SDR is still maxed out with nothing but LRA36
on its four RX, so I have to camp again, but I can`t spend another 3+
hours trying to monitor this, deep in the buzzy noise level. Back to
The Elixir of Love from The Met...

Oh oh, at 1915 I try the webcast link as above one more time, and now
it is playing, with LRA36 ID, and just starting a special edition of
RAE`s `Actualidad DX`, about early history of station. I don`t think
this be what were on SW 4 hours earlier.

Omar Somma interviews Juan Carlos Saldia? --- about its beginning in
1978/79. First transmitter was 1200 watts. 20 Oct 1979 was ready to go
on air: off-air recording. ``49 metros``, 6030 IIRC. At end offers
eQSL for correct reports to lra36@hotmail.com - then plays the
multilingual disclaimer; and live announcement that LRA36 is about to
close down as their ham station LU1ZV is coming on. (The -Z- indicates
Antda. geographically rather than a numerical call area; WTFK???) This
show ought to be available for retrieval later in case you missed it.
By 2000 the stream is all-music.

Further reading: Wikipedia is not pleased with this entry:
The word ``radio`` appears only thrice on the entire page, once as a
footnote, RNASG once in connexion with a school.

TK Wood posted this at swling.com on Jan 19: ``If you speak Spanish,
there is a lengthy interview with two outgoing LRA36 staff members on
REE’s Amigos de la Onda Corta program. Aired 12 January 2023.``

Not so lengthy: it`s about 6-17 minutes into half-hour show but no
timer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA [non?]. 4940, Jan 21 at 0702, no signal, not even a JBA
carrier from the gospel huxter which is probably in Venezuela. I have
not bothered to log it in ages, but it`s always been there in
mid-nightly bandscans (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, Jan 21 at 0056, RHC already on in Spanish, // 6000, as
QRM to WBCQ 6160. 6165 is supposed to be in English from 0100 while
6000 until 0100 is the alternate Mesa Redonda TV soundtrack.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 21 at 0702, RHC dead air in English, S9/+10 and //
6165, S9. Probably about to be turned off as no other RHCs are still
on, 5, 6, 10 or 11 MHz bands. 5025 Rebelde, however, is still on, and
guess what, modulating! I check for harmonix: JBA carrier on 12120,
maybe 2 x 6060, but nothing on 12330 = 2 x 6165. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Jan 21 at 0716, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati.
Sorry if these almost-nightly logs seem boring, but in absence of any
other TPs audible, 10? kW over a clear 4500-mile path is significant.
Distance approx. on my NGS globe with geometer. Distancefromto.net has
a terrible time with this one, trying to link Enid with S Africa,
Australia, or at best, Kiribati West (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Sat Jan 21 at 1730 UT, KUCO-FM amid `The Score`,
topic music from James Bond movies. This is NOT the episode which
aired Thu at 2000, supposed to repeat Sat at 1700. I can`t find a JB
episode searching show archive https://www.thescore.org/playlists/
which has #764 as of Jan 14. Maybe it`s the Jan 21 ep already (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2174 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday January 21 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+10/20 direct.

Also confirmed UT Saturday January 21 at 0500 on WBCQ Radio Angela,
5130 minus 16 Hz = 5129.984, S7/S9 into Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed Saturday January 21 at 1722 the 1700 on WRN North
America webcast.

Also confirmed Saturday January 21 starting way late at 2120 the 2030
on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, Wentzville MO, VG S9+20 by groundwave into nearby
Warrenton SDR; following an admittedly overlong `QSO Today` including
Hebrew/Yiddish lesson. Next:

2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
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 [canceled?]
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. 6160 minus 66 Hz into Maryland remote = 6159.934, UT Sat Jan
21 at 0057, music playing on this WBCQ, 0100 JIP `AAAWWW` as theme
`WTO` is ending! So must have started playback 2 minutes early,
probably because they know it`s 62 minutes long and to avoid running
over into Hal Turner at 0200. Yes, it`s obviously a repeat of last
week`s show when Allan mistakenly referred to his top frequency as
7415 instead of 7490. So, dispensable, after I check and measure the
other frequencies. 5130 is only -2 Hz now, = 5129.998; 7490 at -69 Hz
= 7489.931 with FKB gospel huxter before 0100. 3265+ is NOT on, tho
Allan claims it is, which it was, as of last week`s show. It seems
replays are never edited to be less confusing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 7260, Jan 21 at 0705, JBA carrier, so is RV back
here even after 0700? 7890, Jan 21 at 0706 also has a JBA carrier,
i.e., 7260 must be something else, Mongolia? However, no signal on
11835 harmonic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2135 UT January 21