Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2023

Sunday, February 12 2023

** CANADA. 1610, Feb 12 at 0729 UT, dead air from dominant S7/S9
signal here, must be CHHA Toronto; unless there be a new nearby TIS.
Also some understation, maybe Montréal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Sun Feb 12 at 1607, RHC Esperanto is just reaching the
canned schedule info in their sign-on, so must have started several
minutes late; yes, *still* with wrong outdated time and frequency info
I have detailed numerous times before, as the Esperantists remain
clueless about their own true broadcasts. // much weaker 15140 and
nothing on 13 MHz band. Something`s always wrong at RHC. No doubt with
Yanqui DST imposed in a month it shall be even wronger (Glenn Hauser,

** MALI. 13685, Feb 12 at 1554, song at S9/S5. Aoki shows ending a
bihour of English from CGTNR/CRI via Bamako II relay. Bamako I applies
only to ORTM itself on 5995, 9635 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re my CODAR CW ID copied on 4752+ kHz exactly every
icosaminute, twice at :03, :23, :43 past the hours, WRPW597:

``I found the attached file listing CODAR stations in Alaska, Canada,
Hawaii, the Lower 48, and Puerto Rico. It seems CODAR stations have
4-letter IDs besides any FCC-assigned call sign. I've yet to find a
chart matching the FCC ID with the 4-letter ID. The station you heard
on 4.750 MHz, Glenn, appears to be SGRV at Singing River, MS. [Viz.:

162 SGRV Singing Ri USM 4.75 -25.7339 CODAR Ocean Sensors. SeaSonde]

This site provides some more information on CODAR stations:
If you zoom in on the map and select Station Placemarks in the Overlay
menu and click on a station marker, you can get some information on
the station and clicking on Station Diagnostics gets you recent data
plots and some further station information like power (83 W for

As you can see from the station file listing, CODAR (Coastal Ocean
Dynamics Applications Radar) stations operate on a variety of HF
frequencies. Details of some of the different transmitters and
antennas used are in the attached PDF file. -- Richard Langley``
[Geodetic Research Laboratory | Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics
Engineering | University of New Brunswick]

Unclear what the -25. figure is about; not geo coordinates which are
in separate columns, not copied here. So why does the FCC version show
two different but nearby locations?

Singing River is a river, not a town; or rather nickname for the
Pascagoula River. Fascinating story of people hearing it ``sing`` with
lots of theories except for CODAR, predating that:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2177 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
February 11 at 2030 about 2 minutes into, so started about 2028 UT on
WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+20 into nearby SDR.

Also confirmed Saturday February 11 at 2230 on both WRMIs, direct:
5850 S8/9+10, and 15770 S9 yet steadier and much better vs noise
level, but with quite a hum, which may have been of local origin tho
not like on other frequencies checked.

Also confirmed UT Sunday February 12 at 0034 the 0030 on WRMI 7780:
Maurice LA, the best SDR for this is uptied; so how about the two TWRs
at Brownsville TX, RGV? Worthless! The only Mexican at Durango2 is
rarely activated again, so S8/9+5, about the same as Maryland SDR way

Also confirmed UT Sunday February 12 at 0557! UT, about 5 minutes into
so started *very2* late circa 0552 instead of nominal 0415, on WA0RCR,
1860 AM, VG into nearby Warrenton MO SDR. I had been checking every
dekaminute since 0420 as the preceding AMSAT net playback went on and
on and on; its announced nominal starttime was 9 pm CT = 03z. Next:

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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contribution to WoR. Thanks again, Glenn, for allowing me to
participate in your historic radio show``, generously via PayPal to
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** U S A. 7490-, Sat Feb 11 at 2233, quick check direct finds this
WBCQ on, playing music, sounds Greekish, wonder if a bonus of Greek
Music Refuge? For some weeks, and whenever checked, the program sked
shows NOTHING around this time, so off the air 2130-2400? Like:
7490 Sa 1700 2130 UT Sa 12:00PM 04:30PM EST The Overcomer Ministry
7490 Sa 1930 2000 UT Sa 02:30PM 03:00PM EST Harmony Barn Sessions
7490 Su 0000 0100 UT Sa 07:00PM 08:00PM EST Fluxedo Junction

The operators at Monticello have got to have a *real* schedule of what
programs to put on, when. Why is it so hard to migrate such basic
reality info into the websked??? Another little problem: cannot
possibly be running two shows at same time on same frequency at
1930-2000! Unless it`s ISB?? Or non-weekly in which case that should
be spelt out (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN. 13830, Feb 11 at 1555, HOA music S9/+10 and equally on //
15565; 1557 announcement mentions ``Amharico``, i.e. the 1530-1600
Vatican News broadcast toward Ethiopia. 13830 is the extracontinental
SSOB by far, eclipsed only by domestic 13845 & 13820 flanking it. Yet
another example of VN`s ability to blast into areas opposite direxion
of target - either their aiming is backwards, or it`s really
bidirexional, certainly good news for all those SWLing Ethiopian
Catholix in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1952 UT February 12