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

Glenn Hauser logs February 23, 2023

Friday, February 24 2023

** BRAZIL. 5940.030, Feb 23 at 0444, JBA carrier, presumed current
variation of R. Voz Missionária (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 5910, UT Thu Feb 23 at 0445, Western familiar
classical piano and orchestral music, break for announcement in
Cantonese; until 0455 sign-off announcement. CGTN Radio via CUBA,
S9+40/50. Hardly expected but another candidate for Alan Roe`s Music
on Shortwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4765, Feb 23 at 0434, no signal from R. Progreso. Is it ever
on any more? I don`t often check during its limited nominal span,

5040, RHC evenings also absent most or all of the time including now.

6165, Feb 23 at 0638, weak S8/S9 algo talk, NOT RHC as not // 6000
English. Lots of other 6165 usage but in EiBi & Aoki nothing now, the
closest being NHK Arabic via France until 0620. What could this be?
RHC Spanish on exciter power? The Other Side:

February 22, 2023 BASEBALL
The best thing a baseball player can do to help the sport in Cuba is
In Cuba, athletes cannot prosper or progress in their athletic
Luis Robert, one of the Major League Baseball players on the Cuban
team. (MLB)

A player who wishes to bolster the results of Cuban baseball at
international tournaments should emigrate. Leaving, and as young as
possible, should be considered by the regime as the most patriotic
thing an athlete can do for what is still Cuba's national sport.

Cuba cannot meet its athletes' economic aspirations, let alone their
aspirations for freedom, or those or of any of its citizens, nor can
it provide them with the chance to improve in their respective

The level of baseball in Cuba has hit rock bottom. What happened at
the Gran Caracas Caribbean Series 2023 is just the latest evidence of
this. It was not enough to create a selective tournament to bring
together the best players from the National Series....``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 5800, Feb 23 at 0455, weak pulse jamming against
nothing: because WRMI briefly? admittedly put R. República here before
0400, thus ruining another frequency forever. Current websked is
contradictory: System B mostly feeding 9955 is shown on 5800 this
0400-0500 hour only with `Freedom Synergy Radio` daily; while System H
also shows 5800 at 04-05 with Prague in English, Spanish - all of this

Now on the WRMI program info page you will find *no* mention of
F.S.R.; nor R. República even on the System sked pages. 17 months ago
I said, ``Freedom Synergy Radio, the dispensable Falungong anti-PRC show``.

9490.07, Feb 23 at 0456, weak carrier here as if the Issoudun, FRANCE
transmitter of RMI`s Radio República still be on, typically
off-frequency. Persistent jamming is also often audible here some
hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 23 at 0747, S9+20 of dead air, no doubt RHC not
turned off long after-hours. Ivo Ivanov says it was in English until
0700. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Think of how many
undernourished Cubans could have had hearty meals for the cost of all
that wasted electrical fluid; not to mention all the jammers against
nothing or something (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI [and non]. 846 kHz, Feb 23 at 0503, JBA carrier already
from R. Kiribati. Not usually do I check this early but it is well
after Xmas I sunset. Gary Pence, KM5X had it on the Oahu SDR by 0423.
Only other 9/kHz split for me at 0503 is the slow beat between two
Spaniards on 855. Recheck at 0731, still 846, only (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 344 MCW kHz, Feb 23 at 0736 UT, JBA mixture of ND beacons JA
and JL, at slightly different pitches; no problem separating by USB
tuning 342 from 341 local EI, and its mixer, OIN, OberlIN KS. JA is
400 watts from JAxonvil FL, over a kilomile away, a rare distance
among US beacon DX here; while JL is 25 watts from nearerby JopLin MO
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2178 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees,
Dear Glenn: Confirming World of Radio #2178, WRMI:
9395, 0130, 0150 (55433), S9 signal, 0159, February 23 UTC, 2023 [Thu]
(Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Also confirmed UT Thursday February 23 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010, S9+10
into Maryland SDR; 9395, S9+30 into Missouri SDR but with SSB QRM,
probably local ham overload.

WORLD OF RADIO 2179 contents: Afghanistan non, Antarctica, Argentina,
(Australia), Brasil, (Bulgaria), Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt,
Europe, (France), Germany and non, Guantánamo Bay, Iran non, Italy
non, Japan, Kuwait, Maldives non, Netherlands, Nigeria, North America,
(Oman), Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, (Singapore), Spain, (Taiwan), Turkey,
(UK), USA, (Vatican); new WOR Hitlist; propagation outlook
(countries mentioned along with others not in order)

WORLD OF RADIO 2179 available from 0143 UT February 24:

(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2179.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2179.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

0330 UT Friday WRMI 7780 to SW
1530 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [webcast only?][jammed by Cuba?]
2130 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0500 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
1800 UT Saturday IRRS 7295 & 14590-Bulgaria [unsked but Feb 11
1800 UT Saturday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy [ditto]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 0557]
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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is appreciated, this week from Greg Putz, KI7UED, Bountiful UT,
``Thank you for your work!`` with a generous check to Glenn Hauser, PO
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** U S A. 720, Feb 23 at 0058-0116 UT, I`m on the DX398 positioned to
null WGN as much as possible, for any sign of KDWN Las Vegas, the one
in NV, during the final week of its life: no show, just some other
weak signals, mostly musical; most likely KSAH in TX if not México or
Nicaragua. Official Feb sunset for KDWN is 0115 UT when it should
switch from 25 kW ND day, to 7.5 kW direxional night protecting WGN.
The current terminator/grayline at 0100 is circa the AZ/NM border, so
skywave propagation eastward ought to be starting soon if not already.
Reverse at 1430 UT sunrise not explored yet, unless I happen to awaken
by then.

This is in preparation for the DX special, UT Wed March 1 at 0759-0809
UT when KDWN CE has agreed to run 25 kW test at night one last time,
but unknown whether will be ND. In order to help other easterners DX
that, I suggested to the CPC that WGN could be asked to turn itself
off for that brief period --- that was met with derision and insults
on the IRCA iog, tho a few brave DXers backed my out-of-the-box

I myself do not `need` to DX KDWN, as I have logged it before such as
in *2015y*, when it was suspected of not following the rules:

``720, Sept 20 at 1213 UT, ``Live in Las Vegas`` talk show from
``K-Dawn``, 257-5396 = KDWN, also asking for tweets, on subject Syria
could become a proxy war between USA and Russia. Really, live call-in
at 5 am Sunday --- I guess so in a city that never sleeps. Per
gaisma.com, today`s real dawn in LV doesn`t start until 1301 UT, and
sunrise at 1327. Enid`s sunrise is 1218 UT.

Better signal here than on 840 KXNT which I got first prompting me to
try 720. Once again, not in keeping with KDWN night pattern of a
cardioid null toward WGN, rather than ND day pattern; or do I enjoy a
propagational pipeline from LV NV? See also 1140 UNID (Glenn Hauser,

Aside from the `pure DX` loss of a chance to hear NV in the East, I
say good riddance, as their program sked shows far-right-liar Sean
Hannity in prime time and another Faux host, Brian Kilmeade. The other
names I do not recognize, maybe locals and I bet not one of them the
least bit `liberal`.

However, Stephen Luce comments as of Feb 23: ``Although KDWN and KXST
are going silent, the licenses have not yet been surrendered. Still a
small possibility one or both could be resurrected under new
ownership. Whether it makes any business sense to do so is up for
debate. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2179)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, Feb 23 at 0732 UT, open carrier atop KWKH, no
doubt KLEY Wellington KS by groundwave, same as pre-sunset. Also some
music, from a 3rd station? Or maybe KLEY JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Feb 23 at 0800, R. Vanuatu, S8/S9 talk but
unreadable; and no VON neighboring on 7255- (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9510, Feb 23 at 0757, again that open carrier except for
some hum, S5/S6 fading and some split-second breaks (Glenn Hauser, OK,

This report dispatched at 0216 UT February 24