Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs April 29, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs April 29, 2023

Saturday, April 29 2023


Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.

1) China - V of Tibet: Updated link to home page, added link to
programme schedule, deleted link to live stream (no longer found)
2) Cuba - R Havana Cuba: Although no change to link, I have labelled
the RHC podcasts as "sporadic", and added a link to archived editions
of The Jazz Place on YouTube.
3) Germany - Shortwave Radio: Updated link to frequency schedule to
point to revised A-23 schedule (Thanks to Lesley Illingworth in WOR
iog mail list)
4) UK - BBC WS: Added links to BBC WS News-Africa Facebook page, and
to "Focus on Africa" home page
5) USA - R Martí: Updated link to homepage, added link to current
(A-23) frequencies and added link to Facebook page
6) USA - WRMI: Updated link to WRMI Legends live stream

The next update is scheduled for early June.
Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Apr 29 at 1938 I tune in early for
a change to LRA36 frequency via Argentine remote; and hear a humroar
as if a carrier already on? Synchro mode cannot lock on to any
specific frequency, anywhere from 1 to 400 Hz on the plus side! But at
1940 the noise changes to rock music in Spanish sounding best on
15475.98 RC USB, S9/+10 - so that`s it! with a prélude. But it`s off
abruptly at 1945*. More to come?

*2005 cuts back on with song in progress. 2006 conversation between OM
and YL voices, some of them off-mike - as if they don`t know yet they
are really on air worldwide. 2007 fast Morse code including ID maybe
LU1ZV, 2008 s/on in spoken Spanish; and canned greetings multi-lingual
including English; 2009 YL reads scripted piece about Antarctica with
too-loud SFX, crashing waves? 2013 OM starts `Uniendo Voces`, joint
produxion with RAE and that university, Quilmes; with credits not
including the new 5-YL crewe, and yes, Nicole is a Srta. Accompanied
by one YL voice. No date mentioned so could be a rerun. Talking about
helicopter contacts with other bases such as Marambio. 2020 she gives
wx condx: -7 C, wind chill -14, winds 17 kph. 2022 refers to geomag
storm last few days so seems new. A lot of talk about Patagonia. 2025
multi-lingual RAE-only canned IDs. `Ecos de la Antártida` may be new
show title. 2028 acknowledging mail from listeners; contact info
including whatsapp, email, streaming. 2033 talking over a song, always
annoying, then rock song alone. 2038 multi-lingual RAE IDs again, then
as LRA36; etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ASCENSION. 21630, April 29 at 1545, surprised to hear JBA signal
here, as BBCWS in English does not start until 1600. But HFCC shows a
complex sked in Hausa before then via ASC or UAE, since April 15 on
Saturdays only at 1330-1600, no doubt for stupid ballgames (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 10096 USB, April 29 at 0637, brief ATC contact in
Portuguese. Nothing in EiBi, but search of UDXF iog leads to
Atlântico, Recife (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 332 MCW kHz, April 29 at 0706, dash and QT, 1000-watt ND
beacon at Thunder Bay ON. With 248 WG WinnipeG QRT, QT may now be my
#1 Canadian, even tho it`s co-channel to IC wIChita KS, much closer
and a hefty 400 watts itself; totally different pitches makes them
easy to distinguish. Also at 0704 a carrier on 346 kHz, likely YXL,
SiouX Lookout ON, 500 watts. Editors: please do not mess with my
capitals inside names denoting match with calls (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CANADA. 7554-7586 approx., April 29 at 0635, wideband DRM-like
noise, centered on 7570 where it`s also audible under one of WRMI`s
strongest frequencies, aimed thisaway. Does not sound very loud but
S9/+10. Suspected this, as I posted originally on April 19 to the WOR

``CGA984, HF Trading from Ontario --- While looking for something else
in the EiBi listings, I notice: ``CANADA CGA984 HF Trading 0000-2400
-CW NAm ex``

same entry on 9 frequencies; surely merely available 24h:
``7570, 10306.5, 14592, 16301.5, 18190, 18322, 19230, 20152.9,

Transmitter site ex:
``ex-Essex County (Harrow), near Detroit, ON 42N92'30"-82W58'27"``

Are these really mere CW or some more complex digital mode? Could this
be the source of some wideband DRMish noise against WRMI on 7570? But
not very overpowering. There are no US or other entries designated HF
Trading, tho that is certainly in the worx if not already operating in
some cases.``

There is obviously a typo in the coördinates, probably means
42N02'30". Some DXers in adjacent Michigan also hear it circa 7570.
How about all the other frequencies? (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, April 29 at 0628, R. Rebelde is OFF again, as are all
the 6 MHz RHC frequencies, nor any found on higher bands this time.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.

Ron Howard replied to my previous reports: ``Hi Glenn, Just like you,
on April 27, no Cuba (5025) heard at 0728, 0748, 0808 and 0844 UT.
April 28, I did in fact hear good reception of Cuba, on 5025, as early
as 0454 UT. Ron California``

And Wolfgang Büschel: ``My strong guess, 5025 was coming now at
present from Bejucal 2 x 50 kW site instead lately, because of the
un-usual oddity of fq accuracy mostly outlet on lower sideband approx.
5024.994 ... kHz. Seemingly some of the Bauta site antennas or main
power availability is difficult or even much bad, since the past
hurricane season!? At present only the five 250 kW Quivicán outlets
are in good service condition. 73 wb df5sx`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17450 and slightly stronger 17460, April 29 at
1548, JBA carriers, the only ones direct just below 17500; ergo, the
uncoordinated radio war between Denge Welat via Uzbekistan(?) and
Recep the Turkish jammer, or vice versa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 29 at 1547, NO signal from REE for N America,
scheduled to start at 1400 on weekends; while there is a JBA carrier
on 17715 for S America, so we know 17855 must really be off despite
poor prop. That leaves nothing better than 15520 off the back toward
ME (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13566+ CW, April 29 at 0700, JBA HIFER beacon IDs repeated
as RVA. LWCA roster shows: `
`13566.40~ RVA Richmond VA FM17 Unknown op; CW (h,r 2023/02)``
No others on ISM band audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2188 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday April 29 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+20/30 direct. This is the
first chance each week to hear it with a bigsig across the continent.

Also confirmed UT Saturday April 29 at 0400-0429 on WBCQ R. Angela,
5130 -24 Hz = 5129.976, S8/9+5 but VG into NH SDR.

Also confirmed Saturday April 29 at 1600 on WRN N America webcast;
there are several more repeats over the weekend, I don`t usually need
to check, and also via satellite.

Also confirmed Saturday April 29 starting rather late at 2012 on
WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, after TWIAR, steady S9+17 groundwave into nearby
SDR. Next:

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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UNIDENTIFIED. 6964 AM, April 29 at 0632, JBA carrier, again suspecting
something piratical. Nothing reported currently or lately in
HFUnderground, but many in the past decade+ on or near or in USB
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR

UNIDENTIFIED. 13730, April 29 at 1550, jazz piano music, but soon
stops to dead air past 1551, S9/S5 direct, the SSOB except for the two
USignals on 13605, 13845. What`s this? Nothing at this hour in Aoki,
EiBi, but at other hours mainly jamming and Sound of Hope. HFCC, not
updated for over a week since April 21! shows:

13730 0900 2300 27,28 ELB 1 0 0 750 67 260323 281023 D
EngNld HOL RDI RDI 4525
13730 1200 1600 30S,31SW MSK 250 117 0 288 1234567 260323 281023 D
Rus RUS RRS GFC 3985

= ELBurg, Radio Delta International, Netherlands, certainly not that
with 1 kW. Of course, all those Russian regs are imaginary. Nor
anything fitting in latest WRTH Update.

By 1608 I`m on Maryland SDR which gets a JBA carrier varying around -9
Hz offset; and UTwente, JBA carrier around -12 Hz offset. Maybe was a
test from a major site, perhaps Asia/Pacific more likely (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2058 UT April 29