Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8, 2023

Saturday, April 08 2023

** CANADA. 284 MCW kHz, April 7 at 0651 UT, dash and QD, 500 watt ND
beacon at The Pas, Manitoba. Also detectable, 332, QT, 1000 watts at
Thunder Bay ON; and 248 WG, 1000 watts at Winnipeg MB. WG to be
decommissioned on April 20. Will really miss that; has been most
reliable Canadian beacon (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 6010.00, April 7 at 0630, S8/S9 music, noisy, presumed LV
de tu Conciencia as IDed last night. Within 1 or 2 Hz of exact
frequency; while Brasil if active would be further off (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA. 11760, April 7 at 0620, RHC English, S9+20 about T****; also
// 9700, April 7 at 0627, undermodulated S9+10. Unusual to have two
extra frequencies at once; all the 6`s are off. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 15385-15390-15395, April 7 at 1527, DRM noise. EiBi shows
it`s KTWR in English to S Asia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, April 7 at 0645, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati,
and no other 9/kHz splits.

Later, I just missed an hour about Kiribati, a low-lying island
country in danger of drowning with sea-level rise.* On the PBS World
channel as on OETA-2 in OK, check your own listings for repeat times.
It`s (c) 2018 and may well be available on web if you search it out:

``Pacific Heartbeat --- Anote's Ark #901

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of
the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the
pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that
must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent
annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati's President Anote
Tong races to find a way to protect his nation's people and maintain
their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour
overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human
rights negotiations, Anote's struggle to save his nation is
intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of
six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the
survival of Tiemeri's family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of
Kiribati culture.
Broadcast In: English Duration: 0:56:46 CC N/N

Additional Airings [CDT]
10:01pm, 04/08/2023 | OETA WORLD [0301 UT Sun Apr 9]
2:01am, 04/09/2023 | OETA WORLD [0701 UT Sun Apr 9]
5:01pm, 04/09/2023 | OETA WORLD [2201 UT Sun Apr 9]``

*that reminds me, somewhere I saw a report about Barbados being in the
same situation -- not! They have 12 mountains of a few hundred metres,
tho the coastline could certainly shrink (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17480, April 7 at 1524 S8/S9 with flutter talk;
and algo on 17470 at same reading, modulation? Must be the Turco-Dengê
Welat radio war once again failing to coördinate collisions.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7320, April 7 at 0642, Russian song, S8/S9, R.
Vostochnaya Zvezda pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Friday April 7 at 2200, token English from SNR
dispenses with any news: blame Jesus for that. Justin with first
feature about NYC ballet performances in Madrid, with bits of music
but no visuals, concluding with some interesting minimalism. 2209 over
to a repeat of an Amy Egan feature about Semana Santa en Sevilla,
emphasis on the music. 2216 playing the complete solemn march ``La
Madrugá``. 2225 a Miles Davis take on the Saeta. S9+15 VG into
Maryland SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, April 7 at 2200 VOT English on with usual
imprecise late timesignal, S9+50 into UTwente but I`m mainly listening
to simulSpain, q.v. TRT audio is breaking up, maybe rx problem. 2213
ends `Review of Turkish Press`, right into `Weekly Analysis` about the
meeting between Xi and Putin. 2218 music, overmodulated/distorted.
2227 in progress, `Feeling Supreme/The Healing Spring`, for at least
the third time as also April 3 & 5, about correct breathing exercises.
Also distorted music but not breaking up into Maryland SDR, S9+15/30.
Brasil 11780 quite weaker but still some ACI at wide bandwidth. 2253
s/off about 4 *other* English emissions. 2255 IS not chopped off for a
change. 2256 pause and restart IS now with German IDs mixed in. 2300
timesignal direct 13.5 seconds later than WWV. And sign-on German, for
how long? Still going at last check 2314. Somethings` always erroneous
at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2185 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday April 7 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, S4/S9 undermodulated and
persists until 1459. My R75 is now taking 12-15 minutes to fully
``warm up`` its audio output.

Also confirmed Friday April 7 at 2030 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323
kHz only, S9+10/20 into nearby Noale SDR. Lite CCI from understation
presumably Brighton, and some ACI unless tightened from 1314 & 1332,
both Romanian; fortunately the Rom. on 1323 goes off earlier. This WOR
airing not chopped after 10 minutes but all the way to 2059,
``sign-off`` but 2100 FSN, 2105 VOA News, not really cut until 2111*

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]
2000 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. 9330, April 7 at 1520, WBCQ-6 is JBA S3/S4, not even sure
it`s English. Until now had been blasting in all the time after latest
repairs. Is it underpowered? Just antenna heading? Poor propagation?
At this hour 14-16 it`s registered as 300 degrees at only 250 kW in

9330, again April 7 at 2017 it`s JBA direct but sked 19-22, 81
degrees, 500 kW in Arabic. UTwente registers S5/S7 enough to lock on
to 9329.999, but JBA to the ear. By 2156 I can tell it`s English, not
Arabic. Full A23 sked if it can be believed:

At 2017, WWCR is blasting in as usual on 9350 & 9980, but other
UStations are also weak: 9265, 9395; while 9275, 9455 and 9955 are off
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7489.930, April 7 at 2336, WBCQ direct is S9/+10 presumably
gospel huxter? but just barely modulated. See below. Recheck 0000
April 8, fully mod ID, and `WTO` theme intro `AAAWWW`, but soon fades
down to unlistenability. Then to Maryland SDR where it`s measured as
above. About car makers removing AM radio; thinx not only because of
noise levels, but `they` are trying to censor conservative talk radio,
a major format on the band. I say, of course there is nothing to stop
putting far-right talk on FM, and that is already happening in many
markets, translators or even full-power. Also concerns about AI. 0048
reading some items from Free Radio Weekly. It`s axually last week`s
issue which did not come out until Sunday morning, as I compare some
of the items. 0052 email. Fred Flintstone show is back, Sat 7-8 pm
[EDT], on 7490 heard by John in Bermuda. Or was that Friday? That
would be replacing the FKB gospel huxter! a.k.a. Pastor Ken, still on
the sked. Still on sked for Sat 23 UT is `Fluxedo Junxion` (Glenn Hauser,

** VANUATU. 7260, April 7 at 0643, S9+10 music, presumed R. Vanuatu. I
can`t stay awake past 0700, but Gary Pence reports:

``Hi Glenn, Ron is right about Vanuatu firing up 3945 plus any
harmonics that want to follow along. Heard at KFS SW, ToH thru 0729
zulu. On 3945 just under S9 and 7890 was S9 and finally I think, on
11835 very comfortable copy of S9+10db and about 2 or 3 more db. At
0730z started talking about Holy Week and today Good Friday and
explaining its significance, speaking ENGLISH`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

This report dispatched at 0121 UT April 8