Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 4, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs March 4, 2023

Saturday, March 04 2023

** CUBA. 11670 & 11760, March 4 at 0735, no overtime carriers from RHC
unlike most madrugadas recently. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7242 LSB, March 4 at 0743, unusual call ZM4T making
rapid contest contacts with US states specified; sounds like American
accent. I failed to note exact frequency on 40m, but later found it at
dxheat for this very minute. Lots of info here, including layout
diagram of stations, photos:

``ZM4T New Zealand flag New Zealand
East Coast Contester
Hawkes Bay
New Zealand

We are a contest group, not simply a radio club. Contesting is what
binds us together and gets us going. It’s what makes us tick. The
group was initially formed and lead by Lee, ZL2AL (SK in 2015). ZM4T
is located in Hawke's Bay, 30 minutes South of the cities of Napier &
Hastings, New Zealand on the East Coast of the North Island. The
location changed in 2015 from 20 km North of Napier where we were
guests at a local farm site to the Kiwi-DX-Lodge (ZL3IO). We are now
about 3-4 km inland and about 320 m above sea level on a high ridge
looking out East across the Pacific Ocean towards North/South America.
We participate in many contests as Multi OP team but also in Single
Operator classes. We are regulars in world wide contests like WWDX,
WPX, WAE, ARRL DX, AA, Oceania DX and many others using SSB, CW &

Our local members are ZL2MY, ZL2IFB, ZL2WG, ZL3IO, ZL4YL and the
occasional guest operators that we always Welcome. Since we moved to
the Kiwi-DX-Lodge we can accommodate guest operators incl. their
families. It all started in 2006 as ZM2M. In 2009 we changed the call
to ZM4T.``

As I was checking for VON & VBTC on 7255 & 7260, I noticed that 40m
was crammed with phonehams in the 7100-7250 range, but hardly any
activity 7250-7300. Of course, outside Region 2, no hams above 7200
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.93, March 4 at 0738, VON dead air at S8/S9, when I
hear a ham calling CQ in English while I am listening in AM mode; i.e.
he is zero-beat on VON as BFO pretend-AM; but nothing further, no ID
caught (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2180 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday March 4 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG direct and S9+40/30 into
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Saturday March 4 at 0500 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5130
minus 9 Hz into Maryland SDR = 5129.991, S9/+10.

Also confirmed on WRN NAm webcast, Saturday March 4 at 1700.

At 1805 I check IRRS 7295 via UTwente: nope, usual rock music altho
WOR showed up unexpectedly on Sat Feb 11, not since. Next:

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
0345vUT 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 [not on air last week]

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(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Mar 4 at 0100, WBCQ webcast for `AAAWWW`
soon obviously a playback of last week`s prayerful screed by Allan;
never mind (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9975, UT Sat Mar 4 at 0300, KVOH is certainly back on after
absence 6 nights ago, S9+20/30 with ID just as I tune in & out, saving
myself from salvation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 12160, Sat Mar 4 at 1800, WWCR-2 listening mainly to
webcast: starts saying is returning to air after maintenance, then
`The Talking [sic] Machine Show`, the only WWCR produxion worth
listening to. At 1817, webcast restarts! while 12160 itself is dead
air; totally out of synch. By 1830, 12160 back to usual gospel huxter.
At 1834 webcast restarts! TTMS with ``Irish Eyes Are Smiling``.
WRecheck at 1852, *another* restart of same at least on the Winamp I
have wrunning. And *again* at 1908: music stops, pause, and
``returning to air``. At 1910 I click on the other streaming link, mp3
- and it is gospel huxtering apparently lively. I close and then
reopen the Winamp and now it`s `live`, no more Irish Eyes. Something`s
wreally wacky at WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re ex-720, how does KDWN manage to be on 101.5, only a

Frank Merrill Jr., Chicago, replies on HCDX: ``Glen[n] Hauser's
question about KDWN translator (now that KDWN-720 is gone) --- I think
that KDWN continues to exist as an HD-2 "primary" on one of the major
FM stations, and the FM is merely translating that. That's apparently
legal, because I've heard at least one that was doing that. A few
years ago I heard a Bonner Springs KS translator on 102.5 as "Comedy
102.5" - and their legal ID as the HD-2 for, I think, the 94.9 biggie.
So, yes, they can translate an HD subchannel, and in effect the
translator is the "primary" but they're allowed to run it as a
translator. Hard-Core-DX mailing list``

Greg Hardison, CA, also replies on WOR iog: ``"...how do they manage
that with no AM to relay?..."

101.5 echoes an HD-channel from one of Audacy's full-power FMs, an
FCC-legal and widely used method of preserving services such as KDWN &
KXST. I wonder if the talker still calls itself "K-Dawn", or even
"KDWN", while actually having no per se bonding with the call

Yes, I later realized that when hearing the clear ``legal`` ID on the
YouTube clip. As in WTFDA db, the intermediary is KMXB, i.e. what
K268CS relays on 101.5, that is, the HD3 subchannel of KMXB which is a
100 kW on 94.1 licensed to Henderson, not LV.

It seems neither FCC nor WTFDA know what`s really programmed on that
HD3! HD subchannel info is very deficient; does anyone or anyentity
keep track of them?
73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, March 4 at 0738, RV is JBA here, despite Gary Pence
and Tony Rogers detecting them on 3945, 7890 and 11835 last night. Now
at 0734 I could hear nothing on the harmonix. But maybe they are about
to use 3945 fundamentally again?

Follow-up at 1918 UT March 4 from Tony Rogers, BDXC-UK:

``Radio Vanuatu was heard on 7260 kHz with good reception when checked
at 0950 UT this morning (4 March) on the Brisbane KiwiSDR. The
emergency broadcast was still in operation with a talk in Bislama
about the emergency situation throughout the country. The news
followed at 1000 UT (9 pm local time) with reports of damage that the
cyclones have caused to the various islands.

Checking this evening (4 March) at their usual sign-on time of 1830
(that would be for the start of the Sunday broadcast at 5.30 am local
time), there seemed to be no trace of them on shortwave 3945, 5040 or
7260 kHz (or any of the harmonics that are sometimes heard). The live
streams for Radio Vanuatu, Paradise FM and Femme Pawa FM were also
silent. The RNZ News website was reporting extensive power outages
though in Vanuatu. Tony`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7710 USB, March 4 at 0736, JBA 2-way seems like tonal
Asian language; one of them is quite lively, and there is a noise
burst after each transmission, like relay of FM squelching? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2011 UT March 4