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

Glenn Hauser logs April 11-12, 2023

Thursday, April 13 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, April 12 around 2315, no signal from
LRA36 into Argentine, Uruguayan or Brazilian SDRs. It`s Wednesday, so
has been appearing regularly; maybe from 2100 already come and gone.
No one else has reported it. The new 2023 overwinter crewe should
activate soon (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5909.950 & close to 6010.00, April 12 at 0618,
the two reactivations are S9 with separate music: Alcaraván Radio and
La Voz de tu Conciencia. 5910 is clear while 6010 has a low het,
presumably R. Inconfidência, Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 11850, April 12 at 0629, S7/S9 of dead air with flutter.
HFCC shows DW in Hausa via Issoudun daily at 0630-0700 -- but still
dead after 0630. Might have been RHC, where 11850 is nominally a tarde
frequency only, usually JBM, but no trace now of parasitic JBA spur
carriers on 11860 & 11840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17460, April 12 at 1530, S7/S9 with heavy flutter
talk direct. Only active frequency now below 17500. Could be both
Dengê Welat and Recep Turkish jammer, but can`t be sure there be two
signals now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. Re my report of Taupo on 6224 USB, Ron Howard replies:
``Hi Glenn, Regularly I listen to Taupo Maritime Radio on 6224 USB,
usually with fairly decent reception. Not only with marine conditions
and warnings, etc., but also ending with radio "propagation conditions
expected from . . . ."

April 12 - Heard from tune in at 0928 to 0940* UT. My four minute
audio - https://app.box.com/s/vgcfodmjzqb2nj1754tckwhmyarjt4m5
(ID, with frequencies ["2182, 4125, 6215 {not 6224}, 8291, 12290 and
16420 kHz."] at 03:29). Website:
Ron, California`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, April 12 at 0635, dead air in Hausa from VON on
signature off-frequency, which hardly ever manages to modulate if on
air at all. Incredible incompetence, like several other SW stations
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed Apr 12 at 2200, tokEnglish from SNR, VG direct.
After 5 minutes of news, 2205 feature seems to be Hélena interviewing
a sculptress from Lithuania now exhibiting in Madrid. Altho I`m all
for the Arts, REE overdoes it, maybe due to staff interest, or
``safe`` non-political subjects. As always, very lacking any visual
element. At end her name uttered once sounded like Munia ben-Jamada,
hardly Lithuanic and subjects were rather Arabic, so maybe two
separate topix as I dozed and napped unavoidably. Ken Zichi has been
monitoring and reporting these in much more detail, q.v. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11875, April 12 at 0353, VOT English on totally wrong
frequency signing off what should have been on 7275 from 0300, and off
at 0354.7*. VG into Maryland SDR. Yes, 11875 not 11785. Tnx to tip
from Ricky Leong, AB who had been hearing it since 0315. If it were
11785, I figured they would have failed to change frequency after the
previous English at 2200. It is still on 6165 with the usual warble,
no more RHC, but that`s for Asia, not us (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, April 12 at 2158, VOT IS, so not off the air today,
usual slightly overmodulated distorted. But I opt to escuche
Spainstsead, q.v. Furthermore check circa 2315 to UTwente found no
extra German either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2185 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 #2185, WRMI:

5850, 0131, 0143, 0159 (55333), (55344), April 8 UTC 2023 [Sat]
15770, 2234, 2245, 2259, S 7 signal, April 8 UTC 2023 [Sat]
9395, 2330, 2344, confirmed 2359, April 11 UTC 2023 [Tue]
(Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Confirmed Tuesday April 12 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9+20/25 into
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wednesday April 12 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 minus 72 Hz =
7489.928, S8/S9 into Maryland SDR. Next:

0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

New WOR 2186 should be ready for download early UT Friday April 14;
first SWBC Fri 1430 on WRMI 9955, also by webcast and telephone.

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** U S A [and non]. 5980, April 12 at 0234, two audios mixing but with
NO jamming! It`s WWCR 5890 leapfrogging over 5935. I took it to be
Brother Scare but sked shows this hour only UT Tue-Sat is E. C.
Fulcher instead. Residual Cuban jamming again audible at 0617 and
nothing else since 5890 is off weeknights. The jamming stix here since
5980 once upon a time was used by R. Martí (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4840, April 12 at 0619, S9+30 of dead air. As happens not
infrequently latenight to WWCR-3 when TOMBS is supposed to be heard.
No loss! But demonstrates a management not really serious about its
job, or it would have a human constantly monitoring all 4 transmitters
24h; o, that could drive even gospel huxter sympathizers batty; how
about 5-second spot chex every 5 minutes? and/or some fail/safe setup
to restore. Do clients silenced get a rebate or make-good, or even
know what`s happening?? OTOH they could pay a little extra for the
bonus leapfrogs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re the KSEN 1150 MT DX test I heard April 10: SSTV image
captured by Bruce Portzer, WA:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, April 12 at 0635, weak signal with presumed Bislama
talk from RV, still active here at least until 0659. Much more
successful than neighbor Nigeria 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0006 UT April 13