Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 7-8, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 7-8, 2023

Tuesday, May 09 2023

** SPAIN. 17855, Monday May 8 at 2200, token English from SNR is VG
into Maryland SDR; sufficient on 17715 for SAm; and even on 11670 for
Africa but with squeal - but NO signal on fourth frequency 15520 for
ME, nor at UTwente. Something`s not right at Noblejas. But not much
else on SW from Europe a sesquihour after an M-class flare as Gary
Pence points out. Of course from Europe`s SW corner, Spain enjoys best
advantage of the lowest-latitude and closest path to NAm; since
Portugal gave up SW years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 8 at 2158, no signal yet from VOT English even
unto UTwente SDR. Cuts on at *2201 but off again in a few seconds
before I can even note the offset a few Hz on the plus side; and never
returns next 30+ minutes. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 7
at 2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, still not 909 or 207 kHz,
S9+10/15 into nearby Noale SDR; with storm crashes from northern Italy
and Serbo-Croatia. Also slight CCI from understation.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/9+10 but noisy
into Louisiana SDR, starting with usual 14-second external noise

Also confirmed UT Monday May 8 at 0300 on WBCQ Area 51, 6160 -67 Hz =
6159.933, S9/+15 into Maryland SDR. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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. 9330, May 8 at 2314, menacing music from WLCR on WBCQ-6 and
into Brasuguese talk, VG S9+20/30 as if on wrong beam thisaway;
normally is perceptibly weakened when in Portuguese correctly
southward at 175 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9975, UT Monday May 8 at 0010, AWR Wavescan, later Jeff
White interviewing John[o] Wright of ARDXC during recent visit to NSW;
S8/9+5 but noisy into Louisiana SDR. At 0145 recheck it`s S9+20/30
direct, more like it. KVOH had been AWOL for some time but back this
weekend as reported earlier to WOR iog:

``I can hear something on 9975 kHz at the moment, just ID'd as "Voice
of Hope" at 0406 UTC May 6. Ricky Leong, Calgary, Alberta, Canada``

``Super strong into Masset, BC at 0421. Left the air at 0500. For the
last 15 or 20 minutes, reception became fluttery; auroras are back!
73, Walt`` Salmaniw

And a Dan, somewhere, forwards UT May 8: ``Hi Ray, I missed last
night; was hoping to hear the Jazz program. Thanks, Dan``

On 5/5/2023 at 6:42 PM, "Ray Robinson" <ray.robinson@voiceofhope.com>
``Hi, Dan. Transmitter repairs at KVOH are complete, and we will be on
the air again tonight, May 5th. You should be able to hear 9975 on
Thu-Sun evenings from now on. Regards, Ray Robinson, Strategic
Communications Group, Voice of Hope World Radio Network,
www.voiceofhope.com`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Further update from George McClintock, WTWW, captions with
multi-MB close-up photos:

``Subject: WTWW: all 48 power modules repaired --- This is the bad
part on this control card, a voltage requlator.

All 48 of 48 power modules have been repaired and returned to the
stacks. They are the power modules that $ 100,000 dollars was
squandered by the GOOD OLD BOYS and NO repair took place. Since I have
repaired what the good old boys did not repair, I want the 100,000
dollars they got for no work, at all, on transmitter # 1. Just

These are the only 2 burned control cards that I have. They are in the
process of being repaired. I am still waiting on Continental for any
control cards that may be lying around. I am short 5 and are sure that
the good old boys know where they are but are keeping quiet. George
McClintock 5-7-2023`` (via Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Still a big tropo blob around here on APRS map, May 8 at
0412, BAD signals on RF: 8, 10, 11, 15, 21, 22, 26, 30, 31, 34, 36. 15
degraded to bad means DX QRM to KTBO OKC. Only DX decoding are: RF 20
KQCW-HD 19-1 Tulsa; RF 28, ION 44-1, i.e. KTPX-TV Okmulgee = Tulsa

At 0431 May 8: RF 36, TBN HD 17-1, i.e. KDOR Bartlesville = Tulsa
market; RF 26 KOTV 6-1 Tulsa; RF 20 KQCW Muskogee = Tulsa mkt, 19-1
still with VG signal; and these BADs: 8, 10, 11, 12, probably also

Circa 1545 UT May 8, again a tropo blob over eastern OK with Enid on
the edge; but only DX signal is BAD RF 28, no doubt ION 44-1 again
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2358 UT May 8