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

Glenn Hauser logs April 23, 2023

Sunday, April 23 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, re my April 22 LRA36 log:

``Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, of RAE who
shares the following announcement:
The winter 2023 staff arrived to Base Antartica Conjunta Esperanza.
They are all Antarctic women:

OP: Nicole Valdebenito {as in 2022; is Nicole a woman? gh}

LISTEN ON SHORTWAVE Saturday April 22 from 20:00 UTC to Sunday April
23 02:00 UTC 15476 khz (USB)

Coordination: Juan Carlos Benavente
TC Gustavo Cordero is our LRA 36 Season 2023 Director
{Teniente Coronel? = Lt. Col. - gh}
Overall Supervision : Adrian Korol (RAE Director)



LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel
ask for your eQSL reception reports: lra36nacional@gmail.com
Spread the radio love`` (via gh, WOR iog)

** CUBA. 11760, UT Sunday April 23 at 0653, RHC jazz music, presumed
English hour on wrong frequency, only one still on air on any band;
also undermodulated but S9. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, regular chex between 06 & 07 UT have not
detected even a JBA carrier lately from R. Kiribati. Last time was
April 10. Of course, summery storm noise levels are increasing, but
would like to reconfirm if really still on air, e.g. via Oahu remote.
Walt Salmaniw, BC, has been complaining of degraded trans-Pacific MW
conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, April 23, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17470.008, April 23 at 1754, checking for Dengê
Welat and Turkish jammer: only signal now in area below 17500 is here,
VG S9+35 into UTwente, soft song by YL; 1758 change to OM & chorus
with martial music. 1800 YL speaking. Now a trace of something under,
but which is which? Splatters out to plus/minus 20 kHz. At 1810, the
strong 17470 signal jumps to 17480 as the YL is still speaking, so now
it`s splattering on 17470.010 where the other one has been uncovered,
about the same offset but only S9+20 with chanting, music.

``To Glenn: Administration of Pridnestrovsky Radiotelecentr informed
me on April 13 that Dengê Welat did not use its facilities in short
waves because they were out of service due to the attacks suffered.
On the frequencies 17450, 17460, 17470, 17475 and 17480 khz
alternately record musical programming of Kurdish origin. Broadcasts
between 21 and 2130 UT. Frequently, frequency changes are made during
broadcasts. Using the Shazam app I was able to find out the name of
one of the recordings: "Jin Jiyan Azadi" by Jinma. The translation
corresponds in Kurdish to "Woman, Life and Freedom" used by the
Kurdish autonomy movement. Information sites such as "Short Wave
info", "Short Wave schedules" do not record these transmissions. Any
information you publish about it will be valued. 73s Carlos Kostzer,
Tucumán, Argentina``

Kai Ludwig replies on the WOR iog to my previous comment:

>>> Some conclude that the current site is Uzbekistan, but not sure
how firm that be. Glenn <<<

``When they abandoned Kostinbrod again a new transmission appeared for
which Ivo Ivanov stated, as always just in three letters, that it came
from Tashkent. As a matter of fact it was, at this point!, always
noticeably off-frequency and the change from day to night frequency
took rather long, so apparently some old equipment, and always the
same transmitter.

That characteristic frequency offset appears to be gone now. Thus I
would say that the matter needs to be assessed again.

Grigoriopol could be called the primary transmission facility for
Denge Welat and all its previous incarnations (apparently it was
always the same radio station from studios at Denderleeuw near
Brussels, just with alternating licences and thus names), but it was
by no means the only one. Other site usages over the years I'm aware
of were Issoudun, Bijeljina, Kostinbrod, Gavar and Samara. Only
Bijeljina and Samara can be ruled out now, simply because both
stations no longer exist. And it was rather the norm than the
exception that more than one station was involved in day-to-day
operations, like the previous Grigoriopol-Issoudun combination.

References to a certain database are in my opinion of limited use, it
meanwhile contains too much outdated data. I fear we're at serious
risk of getting lost in a self-reference loop niow. Kai`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7400, April 23 at 0644, S5/S7 music, presumed R.
Eastern Star, Russian ethnic pirate. Reports lately he has been
talking about communism, socialism, capitalism, but not clear what`s
his POV, political agenda (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2187 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday April 23
at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 into Maryland SDR way offbeam, with storm

Also confirmed UT Sunday April 23 at 0312 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO,
S9+18 by groundwave to nearby SDR, about 10 minutes into so started
early circa 0302. Next:

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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``Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and throw a donation into
the `WOR vat of consistently useful and accurate DX info`. Thanks for
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** U S A. 9330, April 23 at 0655, no signal from WLCR on WBCQ.
Something wrong again? Maybe just a break for beam change, as I think
they have to cut carrier while rotating. Did not get back to recheck
after 0700, zzzz.

It is on air April 23 at 1556 in English, only S9 into Missouri SDR,
pretends to sign off but stays on air straight thru resuming
programming at 1600, no change in strength either. What do skeds

HFCC A23: at 1600 change English from 250 kW at 300 degrees, to 500 at
57. 05-09 continuous in English, 250 kW at 270 degrees. Not matching:

Own websked: 03-07 English at 250 degrees, 0700 change to Spanish at
57 degrees; 14-22 continuous in English, 256 degrees (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 7505, Sunday April 23 at 0646, WRNO ``Fort Worth`` still on
extended sked with praise music, S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. Ron Howard says the report from him about RV I quoted in
last report was axually from April 20, not same date April 22 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1956 UT April 23