Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 23, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs January 23, 2023

Tuesday, January 24 2023

** ALGERIA. 17600, Jan 23 circa 1605, Qur`an from TDA. It seems the
new SWBCs are mostly if not totally Qur`aning, violating Separation of
Mosque and State; huh? Algeria is 98% Sunni and it`s the state
religion altho there is supposedly religious freedom otherwise. But
not officially named an ``Islamic Republic`` like several others; why
not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 860, Jan 23 at 0735 UT, French Canadian atop KKOW and
anything else, presumably CJBC Toronto, of CBC/SRC`s ``Ici Première``
network; 1610 clear channel is always dominated by CHHA Toronto; but
740 now is still dom. by KRMG, not CFZM which can sometimes overcome.
However, on 860 there is one other CBC French on same network, CBKF-2
Saskatoon. It`s 10/10 kW U4, while CJBC is 50/50 kW U1; but SK
supposedly is direxional north both day and night. Saskatoon is only
73 miles further from Enid than Toronto (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 28197 CW, Jan 23 at 2314, VE7MTY/B, with 4
step/down/bips. This one in BC is getting to be very common, and don`t
always log it. Many other 10m beacons on band, I really don`t have
time to chase down and log in detail. Hearing some outside N America
would be neater.

28300 CW, Jan 23 at 2315, K6FRC/B is another regular, from California,
related to the same call in 13 MHz HIFER ISM band without the /B
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Jan 23 at 0747, S9+30 of dead air, obviously RHC
forgot to turn off much earlier, while all 6 MHz channels are gone.
Ivo Ivanov says on this date, 11760 went from Spanish to English at
0558, still English at 0659. Yes, 11760, not 11670 which has also been
caught on late in English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 23 at 1603, RHC is OFF one frequency which is
supposed to stay on all day; while 15230 is still on at S5/S7:
confused which transmitter to turn off? But by 1611, 15230 is also
off; leaving only 11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM [non]. Pleased to find another chance to hear
`StarDate`, daily at 1831 UT on ``QXFM`` = KZQX-LP, Kilgore TX, via:
Confirmed Jan 23, but not checked yet other listed times, daily 1340 &
2340 UT. Some states have zero or only one affiliate, but lots of TX:
All times CST = UT -6 since none in El Paso. I still have not run
across it in random listening to KUCO since their programming got
jumbled. Brief ``module`` programs are most likely to be plugged in at
ToH news holes lacking any BBC news (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Jan 23 at 2307, token English from REE, after
news, marimba music and something about Guatemala. Altho S9+10/25 on
the meter, too much fading and noise for it to be worth listening as I
am not near the computer for changing to an east-coast remote. 11940 &
12030 also audible but no better, and still no signal on 11670.
Something`s incomplete at Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.003+, Jan 23 at 2301, VOT is S5/S9 direct
but undermodulated with hum, unusable; at 2330 I try UTwente where
it`s exactifrequed, S9+35/40, and OK with volumes turned up almost to
max. 2335-2338, `Did You Know That`, about old olive trees at
Mynos(?); also with the CCCCCCI. Something`s erroneous at Emirler.
It`s off before 2400 showing XJPBS also on +003 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2174 monitoring; next:
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. Re 9265VVV, WINB wobbling: ``Glenn, regarding WINB: The
wobbly transmitter is almost certainly the (very) old Continental
417B, as an ASI CE-50000WS is used for the DRM/datacasting service, as
described on the FCC station authorization.

What is ASI? Info here: ASI - Amplifier Systems, Inc. ampsystems.com

ASI makes RF generating equipment for industrial, scientific, and
research purposes, as well as communication/broadcasting. I had never
heard of them before WINB purchased one of their transmitters a few
years ago. Some of the FCC applications for other potential
datacasters mention transmitters from companies I am otherwise
unfamiliar with. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

OK, but it seems WINB never broadcasts in AM and DRM at same time on
two frequencies, implying a single transmitter. Rather maybe it`s a
single antenna or feedline. Another check at 1920 January 23 into
Missouri SDR: SAM keeps jumping around between minus 5 and 22 Hz,
audibly there is popping; and behold the irregular waterfall, zoom in
upon it. Recheck circa 2300, wobbling not so bad but still worse than
``normal`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7890, Jan 23 at 0746, R. Vanuatu in JBA music and talk;
11835 at 0748 achieves S5/S7 during talk probably Bislama. Both
harmonix of 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0020 UT January 24

Note: last report should have been subjected Jan 22-23 instead of
23-24! Sigh; I hope and trust no such errors appear in the body.