Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 17, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs March 17, 2023

Saturday, March 18 2023

** ALGERIA. 5900, March 17 at 0633, S9+20/30 of Qur`an, certainly not
TOMBS via Bulgaria as has been here. Presumably NF for one of the
Algerian sites: I vaguely recall they`ve been on 5900 before, but
can`t find a report. Soon YL talk in Arabic before more music. Scan of
all bands upward to 13 MHz does not find another one to make //. Not
on 9500, so I wonder if accidentally they reversed the digits? We
shall hear if this recur. But 9500 supposedly at 00-06 only.

I`m checking 5900 following this from Jim Renfrew, NY, at 0415:
``Radio Coran 5900 --- Glenn, while attempting to listen to the
theological renditions of Brother Stair on 5900 khz from Kostinbrod,
Bulgaria, on March 17, at 0305 UTC, I instead found a Koranic program
of some kind - very strong - with Overcomers way underneath (and
parallel to 6160 WBCQ). At 0400 the 5900 station has a national anthem
- familiar, but I can't place it. Ah, there it is, at 0406 an English
ID "Holy Koran Radio, Algeria" and the same in French, then back to
Koranic readings. Frequency appears to be unlisted in WRTH and recent
NASWA bulletins. Seems parallel to 7440, but weak there and hard to be
certain. Brother Stair, tonight (from beyond the grave, I suppose) is
all about the appearance of "Planet X" and how the Norwegians have a
plan to rescue their population. Jim Renfrew, Clarendon NY`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 17 at 0637, RHC Spanish not English, S9+10
undermodulated, only channel still on. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. The Other Side:

``'Elections' in Cuba: False Representation and Tons of Propaganda ---
The fact that the list of candidates includes people from all the
provinces and municipalities does not mean that all the territories
are actually represented in the Cuban Parliament.
Lucía Alfonso Mirabal, La Habana 17 Mar 2023 - 14:48 CET...``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 24940 USB, March 17 at 2101, CO8LY calling QRZ and having no
problem working lots of Yanquis. IIRC he`s a fixture on 12m. But I
last logged him exactly one biyear ago, March 17, 2021 on 18137,
Eduardo in Santiago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, March 17 at 0652, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati
and nothing else in 9/kHz splits; glad to detect again after several
nights. Gary Pence, KM5X, TX, says, ``Kiribati is S8 at NH6XO in Oahu
at 0728z`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17460.000+, March 17 at 1825, a speech, in
Turkish? Maybe it`s Recep. S9+45 into UTwente, with some roaring in
background. No het and no other signals in the area now. After long
speech, 1842 songs start. Still going past 1900, but now with a fast
rippling SAH from an understation several Hz off, not 250 Hz off as
previously from Tashkent.

As reported March 15, Dengê Welat started using 17470- via Uzbekistan,
hit by jamming March 16, and earlier today was playing cat-and-mouse
with Turkish jammer jumping around 10 kHz intervals. Jose Jacob,
India, also reported AWR in Hindi on unlisted 17460 until 1545 switch
to another language - wonder if that were a mistake at Tashkent?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 28171 CW, March 17 at 2056, XE1FAS/B, 5-watt beacon in
Puebla, as logged before on Feb 20; see that report for more details.
Many more beeping up to 28300; I cannot spend all the time it would
take to chase all those down, but doubt many or any would be from rare
places (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4015 USB, March 17 at 0406, JBA music into Missouri
remote. I`m checking because of this on the WOR iog a few minutes
earlier at 0402 from Lucas Bandura in BC:

``Re: [WOR] Vostochnaya Zvezda (Eastern Star) on 4015 USB 24/7 --- He
was absent from March 13-15 (UTC), but returned on March 16. Playing
what I think is Russian metal now. Best heard on the KFS SE KiwiSDR in

That followed up his original post at 0807 UT March 12: ``This pirate
has been on 4015 USB non-stop for a few days now. It seems he is
associated with Radio Pushka (now inactive on shortwave) but it is not
the same station. I have been logging this on the HFU but so far only
Token has heard it direct (from his QTH in California). Radio Pushka
claimed to be in Arizona and this station seems to be from somewhere
very close to where Radio Pushka is. Best reception on a KiwiSDR I
have found is the KFS SE in California. Maybe someone here can hear
this station on 4015 USB? Even here in British Columbia there is no
sign of it.``

I monitor it further for the next bihour, changing to the SE antenna
of KFS remote, fortunately since 7 of the 8 RX are tied up by those
dratted WSPR daemons, each tuned to a different hamband. The one
already on 4015 is from Chase BC, likely Lucas himself, so I camp on
him, and soon take it over when he quits. Thus it`s S6/S8 with nothing
but pop music, most of it instrumental and not recognized; occasional
lyrix I cannot discern if in Russian or English. Never any IDs or
any other announcements, but several times per hour plays the nostalgic
10-note Mayak IS twice on chimes, ``Midnight in Moscow`` or more
properly, ``Moscow Nights``, at: 0416, 0432, 0450, 0456, 0503, 0512,
[I`m away a while], 0545. Still going at 0607 when I quit. Gary Pence
found northern Utah remote was better.

There was no ToH ID at 0500; at 0537 I get a trace of music direct vs
S9 storm noise from central TX across northern LA into MS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, 9690, 11940, 11685, Friday March 17 at 2304, token
English from SNR, all four on into Virginia SDR. 12030 ME is slightly
better than 9690 NAm, while 11685 Af faces usual RTTY QRM. Justin
Coe`s feature is an interview at a Madrid gallery about the painter
Lucian Freud. Totally invisible on the radio! So I look on the web.
They admit he was grandson of Sigmund but supposedly not influenced by
him. Gallery online shows he specialized in portraits, and *all of
them UGLY!* Enough of that. Turkey fails to broadcast today so I have
no choice but listening to Spain. BTW, A-23 channels will again be
17855, 15520, 17715, 11670 respectively. Cuba registered 15520 and
might collide until 2100, but Spainglés will then be at 2200 M/W/F
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, March 17 at 2300, VOT English for us fails
today, no signal even unto UTwente. Later at 2312 & 2323 chex,
occupied only by Chinese from XJPBS, Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of
imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems. So I
may freely listen to simulSpain, q.v. but it`s ugly (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. 365 MCW kHz, March 17 at 0658 UT, AA, 100-watt ND
beacon at Fargo / Harwoood ND is JBA vis TX/AR storm noise. Only a
couple of the regular Canadians also (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 26110 NBFM, March 17 at 1526 UT, KMK282 with 8:26 timecheck,
S7 into Missouri SDR. Despite NBFM mode, in SAM tuning displays
carrier minus 54 Hz, = 26109.946 kHz. Fluff show IDs at 1530 as ``This
is Good Day``; as on the multi-channel CBS Sacramento sked at:
which shows on weekdays it`s four hours at 7-11 am PDT = 14-18 UT! I
let it run but pay no further attention, and Squelch avoids noise
during the breaks. Earlier I mis-read alignment on the program sked.
This show is not on 13.3, which carries Dabl, but on 31.1, i.e. CW31 =
KMAX, not KOVR at all. But the previous hours on 31.1 at 1130-14 UT do
carry CBS13 News // 13.1. So KMK282 could be in use intermittently
anytime during those long hours whether ionospherically propagating or
not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2152 monitoring: confirmed what is
now the first weekly airing on WRMI: Friday March 17 at 1430, ex-1530,
on 9955, but direct is S7/S9 vs noise level and undermodulated altho
no jamming audible. Later find it better into Maryland SDR, but not
making it to Bonaire or Brasília where it`s aimed. Stayed on at 1459
with a bit of `In the Bleak Midwinter` a few days before Spring, and
gospel huxter after 1500, but off by next check 1519.

Also confirmed Friday March 17 at 2157 the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM
Italia, 1323 kHz, VG S9+15/20 into nearby Noale SDR. 2159 usual IRRS
``s/off`` but stays on with news and then some music. Not sure when
really turned off but music at 2218 is only S9+5/10, probably Smooth
Radio, Brighton, England. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
1930vUT 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
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
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
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5010, March 17 at 0630, S9+10/20 of dead air from WRMI
supposedly BSing all night. Something`s odd at Okeechobee. I always
wonder if anyhuman is overhearing it overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 9975, UT Fri Mar 17 at 0346, quick 2-second check confirms
something on here and has to be KVOH. Program sked has been updated as
of Mar 12 for DST, also showing expansion to *4* nights per week,
instead of only 3, making up for lost time? i.e. UT Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon:
So that gives them four chances to fail instead of three, maybe more
favorable odds? Still totally gospel-huxtering tho some shows are
disguised as secular music; except for two DX programs, AWR Wavescan
UT Monday 0000, and Frecuencia al Día, UT Sunday 0000. They had a
chance to carry WOR but blew it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, March 17 at 0638, VP with Doppler flutter, or are
there two signals? At 0658, S5/S8 should be strong enough to detect
modulation if any, but none, fluttery, and still on past 0701,
presumed R. Vanuatu.

Gary Pence, KM5X, TX, tells me at 0729: ``Hi Glenn, I checked 7260 khz
at 0655z and I'm guessing I am late to the party because only a
carrier present listening from KFS SW. And now at 0723z signal
S9+10/18db, the loudest I've ever heard them. Too bad there is no
programming to be had. They are not on anywhere else`` (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, 4820, 4810, March 17 at 0632, JBA carriers, as
STANAG noise is unusually absent from 4810+. 4810 would be R. Logos,
Perú of course, but the others? Above WWV, nothing else except 5010
WRMI deadair and 5025 Rebelde. Nothing but Tibet/China listed on
4820/5050 but surely not from midday there. 4820 not a likely MW
harmonic; 5050 possibly WRMI exciter? Certainly not defunct WWRB as
still listed in Aoki! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6000 USB, March 17 at 0631, JBA 2-way in unknown
language; in the absence of RHC, of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1651 UT March 18, delayed
Originally at 0058 UT March 18 to WOR iogroup only
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