Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs April 28, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs April 28, 2023

Saturday, April 29 2023

** CUBA. 5025, April 28 at 0327, R. Rebelde is off again, into Georgia
SDR. It was off last night but then detected in the daytime. No, 4765
Progreso remains off too. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. But
at 0703, 5025 is on again, S9/+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, April 28 at 0710, RHC S9+10, English mod audible only
in AM mode; in USB & LSB just a screeching sound, same as heard
earlier on 6100 at 0659 with music; i.e. second harmonic, and 12200 is
stronger than 6100. Both cut off abruptly at 0712.5*. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [non]. 7290, Fri Apr 28 at 1800, IRRS SW via Bulgaria,
S9+10/20 into UTwente. I`m just curious what is going out now during
the hour which once accommodated WOR. `Feature Story News` followed by
-sounds like- VOA News, some music fill; 1817 a PSA for Al-Anon - with
US tollfree number, so is that of any use in Europe or beyond? 1818
starts `Radio Curious` which I soon found matching this from their
webarchive, originally broadcast Apr 19, 2005:
Length is 29:00 --- but guess what, chopped off less than halfway thru
at 1830 for FSN again, then a music show with a DJ I did not catch the
identity of. Yet another sad example of IRRS filling `generic` airtime
with fragments of free programs. Anyhow lots of interesting stuff at R
Curious. Among many different categories, there is Radio (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, April 28 at 0622, JJBBA carrier direct from R.
Kiribati and no other 9/kHz splits in MW bandscan. Ron Howard was
hearing it later upon Asilomar State Beach, California: ``KIRITIMATI.
846, R. Kiribati, 0741-0800 UT, April 28. A rare reception with
definite audio; religious program with what
sounded like YL preaching and playing religious music/songs; very poor
to poor reception with QRM; my audio is at -``
Lots of splatter, maybe from 840 KXNT Nevada? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Fri Apr 28 at 2200, token English from SNR, previews
that after news will be about Meryl Streep receiving the first
Princess of Asturias prize this year; later a report from Beirut
correspondent about Armenians in Lebanon. Music heard already at 2205,
Lebanon report at 2207, earlier not later: on descendants of survivors
of the Turkish genocide which Turkey still refuses to recognize, well
integrated into Leb. society, represented in parliament; most live in
a certain Beirut suburb. Via Maryland SDR, 17855 is VG; 15520 off the
back to ME is almost as strong, then 17715 for SAm, inaudible 11670
for Af, and 11670 also off/inaudible to UTwente. Something`s not right
at Noblejas. 2220 Meryl`s speech about Freedom of the Press, CPJ.
Oops, outro that speech was from Golden Globes years ago. Her field is
the Arts: different awards follow in other fields each week thru June
2228 fill with some music with words of Nelson Mandela in 1964y (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.003, Apr 28 at 2157, VOT IS & ID, S9+30/40 into
UTwente, overmodulated and slightly distorted. Also ACI splash from
11780 Brasil unless narrowed to 5 kHz, or USB-tuned. Brief spot after
news presumably `Review of the Turkish Press`; 2210 song; 2213 `Always
By Your Side` VOT promo liner; and `Weekly Analysis`, something about
Erdowan`s re-elexion bid. 2221 music. 2233 `Feeling Supreme/The
Healing Spring` about methods to combat dandruff --- is this a first
in the history of ISWBC? 2240 music. 2244 `Did You Know That` about
friendship, WWI battlefield, Gallipoli. The extreme-accented YL is
speaking slowly, giving it a try. The SDR is stuttering now, not
helpful, and the signal is weakening. 2253 s/off of the 1230, 1830,
2130 and 1630 broadcasts only. Are the studio announcers so out of it
that they don`t realize there are still some other airings including
this very one? 2255 IS plays for less than a minute before chopoff
air. Something`s always awry at Ankara, erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2188 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday April 28 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, S4/S7, no jamming audible;
still at 1450 recheck presumably fully until 1459; then off, no signal
by 1509.

Not confirmed Fri Apr 28 at 2030 on IRRS SW via AM Italia 1323; I had
set up to record in my absence but the SDR crapped out during
`Wavescan` before WOR would have started. Did anyone hear it? Anyhow I
confirmed neither 918 nor 207 on air before I left. 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]
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 [and non]. April 28 at 1511, NO signals at all on 16m except
nearest 17790 WRMI. More signals on 19m, mostly weak with Doppler
flutter including 15520 Spain; 15825 WWCR is L&C, closest via sporadic
E. 22m signals are weak and Doppler-fluttery all over except for
nearest 13845 WWCR and 13605 Grimesland. Must be quite a geomag
disturbance again. WWV reports:

``:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2023 Apr 28 1500 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction
Solar-terrestrial indices for 27 April follow.
Solar flux 141 and estimated planetary A-index 23.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 28 April was 3.00.
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are likely`` (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 9395, April 28 at 0706, this WRMI is unusually absent; while
9455 & 9955 remain nominal. At 1516, 9395 is on with TOMBS while 9955
is missing as scheduled. Something`s off at Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 7505, April 28 at 0703, WRNO in dead air again, S7/S9.
Something`s messedup at Metairie (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7890, April 28 at 0705, JBA carrier from R. Vanuatu on 2 x
3945; and 11835 at 0714 is S7/S9 with Bislama talk on 3 x 3945. Ron
Howard reports:

``0701-0715, news and sports in Bislama (lead story about Chinese
"warship 989" arrived in Port Vila harbor this morning to download
relief supplies and on hand to welcome the crew were Prime Minister of
Vanuatu Ishmael Kalsakau and Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu the
Honorable Li Minggang, who had a sound bite in English...`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)


``This tiny island nation``, CNN reporter Erica Hill calls the
UKOGBANI, discussing the upcoming coronation of King Charles III,
April 28 at 1454 GMT; and isn`t it about time to remove the
paternalistic, sexist nation name, if not 70 years ago? Make it:
United Quingdom --- (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

This report despatched at 0106 UT April 29