Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs April 25-26, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs April 25-26, 2023

Thursday, April 27 2023

** ANTARCTICA [non?]. 15475.98 RC USB, again this Wed, April 26, I
neglect to check for LRA36 as early as 20 or 21 UT, but no one else
reports it either. I do tune from 2309 via Argentine remote, not
hearing it but instead some intermittent rather musical utilitones. Can
be roughly once a minute or much less often, to 2240. Sounds like same
sequence each time. They last only a few sex, never enough time to try
to pinpoint the reference/carrier frequency if any. I do also hear
them on 15478 where the tones are of course quite different. I suppose
these have nothing to do with LRA36? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17460.010, April 26 at 1519, S9+15 into UTwente
SDR of a speech, so a Recep Turkish jammer? While 17480.008 has a YL
talking, S9+20, so Dengê Welat? Anyhow they are failing to collide, so
what`s the point? Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. Next check
at 1605: 17480 with OM talking over music background; 17460 with
choral music. At 1648: 17460 still music; but 17480 has changed to
17470, with talk at S9+25/35. At 1657 on 17470 I axually perceive a
``Dengê Welat`` ID. That means ``country voice``, preceded by sounded
similar to ``inja`` which appears in Farsi IDs as ``here``. Google
translate suggests it could be ``li vin`` = ``here`` in Kurmanji
Kurdish. At 1737, music and shouting on 17460, weaker than talk on
17470. At 1755, both are finally on same 17460 with a SAH. At 1800 the
dominant one crossfades from a vocal song to instrumental music,
shortly YL talk, mentioning ``Kurdistan`` several times, but no
explicit ID for D.W. heard. At 1839 both are still on 17460, talk
and/or music, and the SAH is 2 Hz, as fits for the original .008 and
.010 measurements on different frequencies. Not rechecked until 2033,
when there is only one signal and on 17470.008, talk S8/S9 with no
CCI, 2044 into music. All this via UTwente SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed Apr 26 at 2200, token English from SNR is not off
the air today, rather sufficient direct tho with some deep fades,
better than 15520, 17715. News first about Bras. Pres. Lula visit to
Spain and reluctance to side with Ukraine against Russia. Feature from
2207 is about the opera ``Nixon in China`` being produced for first
time in Spain at Royal Opera House = Teatro Real. Interviews with
minimalist composer John Adams who considers himself a synthesizer,
not innovator, same difference among classical composers. Also with
various others involved in the produxion. It`s daunting, as part of
the time different singers are not in unison but singing different
texts in different keys simultaneously. First produced in 1987y, one
sesquidecade after the real event. Boner: Hélena refers to ``Mrs.
Tse-tung`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, April 26 at 2158 & 2230 chex, NO VOT English signal
audible direct. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2187 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 #2187, WRMI:
15770, 2234, 2246, 2259 (45433), April 22 UTC 2023 [Sat]
9395, 0031, 0045, 0059 S9 signal, April 25 UTC 2023 [Tue]
(Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Confirmed Tuesday April 25 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/25 into
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wednesday April 26 at 2100+ on WBCQ 7490-, S9/S7 into
Maryland SDR. Next:

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

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** U S A. More from George McClintock about repairing WTWW with
captions to close-up multi-MB photos:

``Subject: WTWW: not enough control cards --- I have only 5 power
modules for 6 empty slots out of 48 in transmitter #1. 2 power modules
are now being repaired.

I have only 2 control cards to use for the 5 power cards. I am short 4
control cards. I have been unable to find any more on the property.
THEY have done something with the cards. NO CHANCE THEY will tell us
anything about where the cards are. Continental says they do not have
any and cannot make any more. George McClintock 4-23-2023``

``Subject: WTWW: typical repair problems --- Burned resistors on power
modules left by the GOOD OLD BOYS. Bad traces repaired. Burned in half
resistor. George McClintock 4-21-2023``

``Subject: WTWW: #1 transmitter repair --- This is what I face in
trying to get all of the transmitter burned up power modules
operational. I have replaced 7 burned transformers on the power
modules. I have only one transformer left and hope I do not need any
more as I only ordered 8. Of the required 48 power modules, I am short
one (1). The real problem is that I am short 4 control cards and they
are not anywhere to be found. THEY have done something with the cards
and I am sure THEY will not tell us. Continental says they do not make
these cards anymore. I will ask if they have some damaged or half
built cards lying around. George McClintock 4-24-2023`` (via Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2357 UT April 26