Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs February 3, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs February 3, 2023

Saturday, February 04 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Fri Feb 3 at 1958, another
short-notice test by LRA36, already on with songs, S5/S8 into
Argentine SDR. All 4 RX are tied up with this so I camp at first on
the one tuned to this exact frequency. More rock past hourtop, 2008
finally Morse code and voice s/on, multi-lingual announcement, brief
scripted intro about ham radio = radioafición; something about 1927y,
``la radio viva en la Antártida``; 2011 song; 2012 ``Uniendo Voces``
joint produxion with RAE and a university name I can`t catch. Juan has
two guests both named Alejandro, and Nicola/Nicole? also mentioned as

2015 contact info; chat about bases. 2029 rock music break. 2033 ``Su
cía`` ID, Radio Nacional with `Panorama Nacional` originating here on
network, M-F 6-7 [later implies in the morning] during January. 2034
about soberanía, RAE produxion. 2035 weather currently on the plus
side, 8.5C, windchill 4.8; winds W 30 gusting to 45 kph, and partly
cloudy. Contact info, two Alejandros, who are updating equipment,
ultimately to use more frequencies on augmented schedule. 2040
interview about veterans. 2057 ID, contacto info. 2058 closing,
modernization to be completed by *next* summer. 2101 songs only keep
playing past 2123. Walt Salmaniw was barely hearing this direct in BC
for first time in a long time; Bruce Churchill finds good reception
via remote in Iceland - which is an all-oceanic trans-Atlantic path. I
continue to know I`m never going to hear it direct again until upgrade
so don`t even try. I guess will be on again Saturday at regular time
1500, maybe 1900 too?

Horacio Nigro, who has been tipping the WOR iog about upcoming LRA36
specials, adds this: ``Evidently the primary adjustment work to the
transmitter has improved low modulation issue.
Today news via Adrian Korol add this additional information:

From Radio Nacional Resistencia they are sending by land a repaired 1
kW Collins HF80 to Base El Palomar and then flying it in a Hercules
aircraft to Antarctic Base Marambio and from there by helicopter to
Esperanza. If everything goes well they will be loading it from the
heliport in the Unimog and we will lower it with the Arcangel San
Gabriel bobcat to the radio with the purpose of leaving that 1 KW
transmitter until next summer when we will have a new solid 10 KW.
Much better reception in Chile and the southern America area reported
today. Horacio Nigro CX3BZ Uruguay``

And Andy Robins adds at 2347 Feb 3: ``Argentine Antarctic ARO Station
on 20 Meters --- LU1ZV at Base Esperanza in Antarctica (the same QTH
as SWBC station LRA36 on 15476 kHz) is fair level on 14282 kHz at 2335
UTC on February 3. Working stations, mostly in the U.S. "by the
numbers" (by the number in their callsigns) and "split," listening
"five up" on 14287 kHz, to alleviate the QRM. 73, Andy Robins KE8TEN,
Kalamazoo, Michigan USA, Icom IC-7300 and ZS6BKW multiband dipole at
35'`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. Re my DauphiN MB beacon log in last report: ``Glenn, Beacon
DN-224 is not scheduled to be decommissioned until April 20, 2023 as
part of Phase 9, according to the NAV CANADA website. About a dozen
DX’ers heard it this past weekend during a coordinated listening
event. The NDB list at the dxinfocentre.com website is in error. Steve
Howe, Saint Albans, VT`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 3 at 1614, RHC missing, but still on 11760, and no
more extra frequencies on 13 or 15 MHz bands. 15140 back on after 1930
in Kriyol.

Meanwhile circa 1615, many weak JBA signals on 11 & 15 MHz have
Doppler flutter, disturbed hi-latitude paths. Yet WWV reports ``no
spaceweather storms`` while K-index went up from 2.0 at 15 UT to 3.33
at 18; that`s all it takes.

The Other Side:

``Cuba, prostituted, between London and Moscow --- Castroism is now
accelerating the transition from a supposedly socialist dictatorship
to a supposedly capitalist one, with Russian counsel and control.
Rafaela Cruz La Habana 31 Ene 2023 - 18:46 CET [caption:]
Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks at the Russian Duma in November 2022. AP

The fact that Castroism would like to adopt the "Russian model" is
obvious, as it seems to constitute a stable formula mixing a largely
liberalized economy with discreetly privatized strategic state
sectors, such as Banking, Communications and heavy and extractive
industries, all under a dictatorial government that is only
technically accountable, having legal mechanisms to concentrate and
perpetuate itself in power.

Cuba, however, lacks what renders the Russian model viable: a
productive sector (in Russia, hydrocarbons) providing the Government
with sufficient revenue so that it can, without losing power, liberate
the rest of the economy while having resources to cover every
dictatorship's overhead: propaganda, repression, bureaucracy and loot
to give out to avert power struggles in the leadership...``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Feb 3 at 2306, token English from RE, VG S9+20/25
into Maryland SDR, which also thinx I`m in Pflugerville despite the
power outages around Austin; also sufficient on weaker 11940 for S
America, but absent from 12030 for ME: instead weak on 11685 for
Africa - not 11670. That had been missing for weeks; now it`s the ME`s
turn to be overlooked? One of the four Noblejas transmitters must be
down; something`s nonfunxional.

After news, about sustainability? No it`s interview with author of an
article in El País about the Brazilian insurrexion, with inevitable
comparisons to Jan 6 in USA. But I`m mainly monitoring Turkey, q.v.
Ken Zichi, Michigan, for months has been posting greatly detailed logs
of the content of Spain`s English, in the MARE Tipsheet and WOR
iogroup, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.015, Feb 3 at 2306, VOT English, VG S9+25/35 into
UTwente. After SPAIN, q.v., 2315 retune as theme to `Feeling
Supreme/The Healing Spring` is ending. Now the XJPBS CCCCCCI
understation is audible but way down. 2316 `Did You Know That?` about
1/4 of Turkey`s honey produxion coming from Muğla province, where
there are orchards and beekeeping, especially pine honey which has
high mineral content. Note the curve over the g which means it sounds
like a W just like Erdoğan, but in this case it`s virtually silent,
``Moo-lah``. That`s the 48th of 81 provinces in Wikipedia`s
alfabetical list; in the SW corner on the Aegean, probably with the
mildest climate north of the TRNC. BTW I can`t recall VOT ever
mentioning Cyprus.

2323, `Weekly Analysis`, ``special program: Turkey`s defense industry
continues to shine like a star``, in 2022y, i.e. weapons of
destruxion. 2328 music break; 2339 multi-lingual ID filler reel; 2341
more songs; 2351 multi-lingual ID filler reel again! 2353 s/off as if
this were only the 1330 broadcast on 12035 --- NOT! Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler and/or awry at Ankara.

2354 IS plays a bit and shortly off* uncovering Chinese on 5960.000
from EAST TURKISTAN, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against
Uighurs and other Moslems. At first there seems to be another weak
carrier along with it: now I`m thinking it may be the exciter from
Emirler staying on a little longer than the bigsig (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2176 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, UT Friday February 3 at 0340 the 0330 on WRMI 7780, JBA S6/S7
direct but VG S9+5/12 into Maurice, Louisiana SDR, where BTW it thinx
this User is in Pflugerville TX! I`m also frequently misplaced into
Amarillo TX, as for weather info. Must be a lot of confusion about IP
numbers. Or maybe my connexion is being routed thru theres?
Pflugerville is a little-known suburb of Austin, 46K almost as massive
as Enid.

Not confirmed Friday February 3 at 1530 on WRMI 9955: tuned in at 1521
just in time to hear some Blalock between blasts, S9 but promptly
turned off at 1522*. WOR still on the webcast, however.

Also confirmed Friday February 3 at 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia,
1323 only, VG S9+10/20 into nearby Noale SDR, after tune-in to Irish
music show at 2128, cut off at 2130 for ID and WOR. Only slight
musical CCI under, presumably Smooth R, Brighton, England. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0500 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW [to be confirmed]
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]
0800 UT Sunday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
0830 UT Sunday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [previous episode]
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
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
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]. 7890, Feb 3 at 0734, R. Vanuatu X 2 is JBA;
while X 3 on 11835 is a JBA carrier, weaker than the NZ 13755 JBA
carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA 9/kHz split MW carrier search, Feb 3
at 0741: 693, 837, 855, likely Spains, except 693 has stronger pileup
of BBC Radio 5 synchros. Nothing on 846 from TP Kiritimati (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0043 UT February 4