Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 9-10, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 9-10, 2023

Thursday, May 11 2023

** CHINA. 17880, May 10 at 2226, S0/3 Spanish mentions ``versículo``
so a gospel huxter? Hardly, then alternates Chinese, so it`s CRI with
a language lesson; as sked 22-23 via Beijing 572 site. Best if not
only signal on band from FE, off the back? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4765, May 10 at 0125, R. Progreso is back on air after long
absence. At tune-in, multi-locations of FM and AM frequencies
including 850 which fits, but no ID heard, nor mention of OC tho may
have been. S9+10/20 and only -1.6 Hz into Missouri SDR with high storm
noise level. After some music, full traditional ID at 0130 as ``Radio
Progreso, La Onda de la Alegría``. Rebelde is also on now, 5025 about
same signal at S9+10/25.

Richard Langley, NB had reported to WOR iog: ``Last night (UT 7 May)
around 0140, 5025 and 4765 kHz both were on with good signals here in
NB but 4765 was QRMed by a strong utility signal (CODAR?). Nothing
heard on 5040 kHz. -- Richard Langley``. 4765 nominal sked presuably
still only 0030-0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 28472 USB, May 10 at 2217, OSOB, no beacons either, is
ham with DU accent making quick US contacts. Listened for 5 minutes
before he quickly mentioned his own call, maybe ZL1AW? No fonetix;
then he does spell own name ROSS. ZL1AW is not Ross, but
dxcluster/heat hits one ZL contact on same frequency earlier at 2125,
ZL1WN, who per QRZ.com is a Ross, and he`s also a 10-10er which was
mentioned. I`m not too enthusiastic about this roundabout way of IDing
when hams ought to give their own call frequently and fonetikaly.
Anyhow: ZL1WN New Zealand flag New Zealand,
ROSS BIGGAR, 210 Oroua Rd, R D 5, Palmerston North 4475, New Zealand
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Further comments about eliminating OETA, on the WOR iog:

Re: [WOR] Oklahoma governor trying to eliminate public TV

Stephen Michael Kellat, Ashtabula, Ohio: ``I really get worried by
people wanting to rely solely on Wireless Emergency Alerts (“WEA”).
The whole alerting system is designed to use multiple methods of
reaching people. The seeming redundancy is necessary to ensure people
hear the message. WEA still has overshoot problems in terms of not
reaching the correct targeted areas. People can still totally opt out
of receiving such messages on their wireless devices, too.

I don’t think FCC has another test of WEA effectiveness teed up in the
near term. The last report publicly released was not a happy read.
Politicians need to stop pandering to the crazy base with half-cocked
plans like this.``

Benn Kobb, of Experimental Radio: ``"These alerts will continue
regardless of whether the OETA towers are there or not, and certainly
regardless of the governor’s veto," Siegfried said.

Well, not necessarily.

Wireless Emergency Alerts do not go directly from OK public safety
officials to the cellular phone carriers. That is not how the system
is set up. The alerts go first to FEMA for a rapid, automated
authentication step. FEMA then delivers them over the Internet to the
cellular base stations in the geographic area designated for warning.
The base stations transmit them to the public.

If the Internet is not functioning at any point in the delivery chain,
the backup system is through PBS - but without the OK public TV
stations, that backup won't be available in that state. This system is
known as PBS Warn.
Benn Kobb`` (via Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed May 10 at 2200, token English from SNR is VG
S9/+20 direct and also audible on the other three, 15520, 17715,
11670. 2205 feature is another esoteric interview about a travelling
literary festival to towns of less than 10K only, `Mi Pueblo Lee`
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 10 at 2158, VOT IS, VP direct so a bust for
listening to imminent English; but at least confirming it`s not off
the air today, at least initially (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 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 #2189, WRMI:
5850, very noisy, S7, S9 signal, 0130, 0142, 0155 (45433), 0159, May 6
UTC 2023 [Sat]
9395, static, QRN, 0031, 0045, 0059 (45343), May 9 UTC 2023 [Tue]
(Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Confirmed Tue May 9 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9/+15 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wednesday May 9 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast, while JBA
into Virginia SDR, S6/S8 into Maryland. Next:

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

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** U S A. Progress report from George McClintock, WTWW, as captions to
multi-MB closeups: ``WTWW: everything went wrong --- Everything
yesterday went wrong. The breaker inside the Harris SW100 hot box is
tripping. I have not had time to look at this problem. The driver tube
will not work any more. The 24 volt supply in transmitter # 1 went
belly up. I put a new 24V supply in and it did not work. I should have
stayed in bed and listened to the rain. George McClintock 5-9-2023``
(via Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re the OSOB ham on 28420 USB, then searching
dxheat/dxcluster, FWIW, the closest hit is 25 minutes later at 2238
May 9, VK5KI with 6Y5SJ = South Australia with Jamaica (Glenn Hauser,


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