Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 12-13, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 12-13, 2023

Saturday, May 13 2023

** CHINA. 13920, May 12 at 1440, JBA two carriers beating, no doubt
CNR1 jamming vs Sound of Hope, as only things in Aoki but at odd
`schedule` of 2213-1420. Then I fish around for some more OOB CNR1
jammers, not a thoro bandscan, but find this much stronger S7/S9,
15920. And 13530, both also in Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 9640 // 7335, May 12 at 2115, RIC VG into UTwente
with music, 2120 Spanish drama about a folk tale, narration,
birdchirps, other SFX, even Morse code twice at 2147, 2149. 2156 to a
song in Chinese with piano. Continued past 2200, 2210 with no ID or
any talk. But 7335 now has some CCI from an u nderstation. Nothing
heard about closing down SW service; and is not even reopening as a
new or repeat hour. Maybe it`s always been a 2-hour service on most
frequencies rather than one hour repeated; accounting for no news
break at top of second hour.

HFCC shows 9640 via Kashgar, occupied EAST TURKISTAN, 7335 via
Shijiazhuang, China proper. So this language service still exists,
despite this report May 12 on the AER Forum, Spain:

``Hola, Acabo de leer en un chat que han informado de que cierran
emisiones en español y que seguirá como Onda China pero en internet y
rrss. Así empezó Irán y finalmente dejó de emitir en español...
¿Alguno sabe algo más? Un saludo --
DE RADIOESCUCHA (AER)`` and attached a jpg stamped a few hours ago
which I translate:

``To all followers of our page: We announce officially that RIC in
Spanish has now fulfilled its historic mission and will no longer
exist as an institution. But we continue transmitting under the name
of Onda China on social networks and podcast services. In this age of
confrontation, if you want to find a bridge between the Orient and the
Hispanic world, we are here. A thousand thanks for your company during
more than a decade. We love you!``

Surely it`s been a lot more than a decade. Just a few days ago I had
logged CRI Spanish on 17880 in the 22 UT hour. Then I extract the
entire SS schedule from HFCC A23:

06-08 17680 Kashi
21-23 7335 Shijiazhuang & 9640 Kashi
22-23 17880 Beijing
22-24 11855 Urumqi
23-01 9590 Kashi & 9800 Kashi
00-01 5990 Habana
01-03 9590 Kashi & 9710 Kashi

Obviously, still going, so the Onda China item jumped the gun - or is
it FAKE? Maybe broadcasts will prolong for years of music fill only,
like the longtime fate of Portuguese? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CONGO. 6115, May 12 circa 0615, JBA carrier: too early for Japan
except maybe in winter, but not quite too late for Congo, Brazzaville
sunrise 0557. At 4 degrees south of Equator, varies only about 30
minutes in course of a year. Manuel Méndez, Spain, had reported May 7,
as I quoted on WOR 2190: ``CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazzaville, very
irregular, checked the last days early in the morning and in the
afternoon and out of the air.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, May 12 at 0610, S5/S6 JBA signal, dead air? Must be RHC
which ought to be a bigsig. So then I check 6100 x 2 = 12200, where
there is S9+10 of dead air. Transmitter must be mistuned to radiate
mostly on second harmonic. Something`s always wrong at RHC. No other
frequencies found active now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5800, May 12 at 0614, lite pulse jamming against nothing,
since months ago, WRMI briefly put R. Repúblca here three hours
earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, May 12 at 1449, no RHC which is supposed to be on here
thru midday but algo JBA on 15230 scheduled until 1500 per Aoki.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INTERNATIONAL INTERNET. Some months ago I publicized an archive
access site for `Composers Datebook`, a daily 2-minute feature, but in
the meantime it seems to have stopped while another one is now
This is a lot more convenient than tuning in every day or weekday only
at a certain time on a certain station such as KUCO, M-F at 11 & 21 UT
- or at least to catch any that have been missed.

`Engines of our Ingenuity` is another good one, on KUCO M-F at 20 UT,
<4 minutes. Own website is lavishly illustrated with text and link to
`latest` edition, such as
I`m not clear how far back one may retrieve them. But this linx to
next and previous programs. And e.g. I jumped back 88 days by changing
the number to 3200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 9435 // 11710, May 12 at 1522, VG sweet songs from
this paradise on Earth, VOK, per Aoki this hour in English toward
North America, 200 kW at 28 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17450, May 12 at 1444, JBA music, only thing below
17490 JBA carrier, presumably Dengê Welat via UZBEKISTAN and/or Recep
the Jammer from TURKEY.

17460 & 17470, May 12 at 2009, two JBA signals, presumably those two
again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11669.994, Fri May 12 at 2211, token English from SNR in
interview about the ballet, `Raymonda`, set in the Crimean War - the
19th century one. It`s a rare full produxion lasting 2 hours and 40
2222 contact info and 2223 about artist Joan Miró. 2226 about the
Eurovision Song Contest culminating this Saturday. EBU denied Pres.
Zelensky`s request to let him speak during it.

11670, VG S9+20/25 into UTwente this African beam, but with constant
squeal unless bandwidth narrower than 4.62 kHz; // 15520.000 for ME
slightly weaker but clear. 17715.013 for S America also sufficient as
well as 17855.000 for N America, but the latter with some distortion
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN. 9685, May 12 at 1525, S7/S9 upbeat orchestral music; 1530
pause and more with brief YL in Korean. Aoki shows Nippon no Kaze via
Paochung at 1500-1559, preceded by Japanese version Furusato no Kaze
at 1430-1500, the latter again at 1600-1630 but via Uzbekistan. Beam
from Taiwan toward Korea North carries on well into deep North America
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 12 at 2210 & 2230, NO signal from VOT English
into UTwente. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2190 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC Friday May 12 at 1430 after Blalock the Blaster, on WRMI 9955, as
usual VP direct only S5/S8 but no jamming audible; stayed on past 1500
with TOMBS.

Also confirmed Friday May 12 at 2030 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323
kHz only, S9+10/15 into nearby Noale SDR. Hiccuped as if I said
``2190-90``. 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 [maybe now also 7730?]
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
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
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. 7730, further monitoring of this reactivated WRMI, via
Maryland remote: UT Fri May 12 at 0233, talking about earthquakes at
Salton Sea; by 0236 I find // 5950 which is much stronger, and it`s
the voice of Bishop Bob Biermann on his so-called `Truth2Ponder` show
on System L. Now he`s talking about next Monday having to go in for a
procedure on his bladder, in Virginia, and hopes it will not degrade
his radio voice as happened before, since he has these shows to do
plus a preaching engagement. 15770 is also audible much stronger, but
not //.

7730, next check at 0619, direct, Jeff is interviewing the `Cruising
the Decades` guy from Akron who is visiting Okee. S7/S9. Talks about
also being on Channel 292 and WBCQ. This must be `Viva Miami`; not //
anything on 7 or 9 MHz, and 15770 is a JBA carrier as usual in the
nightmiddle. Cut off at 0629.5 for canned ID and into relay of some
station with news about Turkey at 0630.0. VM is not accounted for on
any System at 0615! An 0630 relay could be R. Slovakia International,
as on System H 15770. But Alan Roe, Teddington UK, reports: ``Glenn, I
checked WRMI 7730 kHz (via a KiwiSDR) from 0645 to 0705 on May 12th
and noted Deutsche Welle in English via WRN until 0700 followed by
TOMBS when I tuned away.``

Now Jeff has replied to my inquiry: ``Glenn: I have just posted the
following on our Facebook page: 7730 kHz Back on the Air

As many of you are aware, Hurricane Ian last September destroyed the
antenna we were using for 7730 kHz beamed to Europe, and that
frequency has been off the air most of the time since then. We are
happy to say that our engineers have now constructed a provisional
antenna with the same 44-degree beam. We have been testing on air for
the past few days. However, we have also had some serious problems
with the transmitter, unrelated to the hurricane. It is now operating
at low power, so we can't reach Europe, but it is covering much of
Eastern North America.

Most of the programs that were on 7730 kHz were transferred to 15770
kHz after the hurricane. But we will be running 7730 kHz 24 hours per
day, and we will be developing the program schedule for this frequency
in the coming days, which we will post on our website,

Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764``

BTW, the transmission grid still shows R. Tirana at 0600 System H on
15770, but Jeff tells me WRMI is no longer receiving new RT shows
forwarded by Christian Milling at shortwave.de On the programing grid,
lots of other stuff shown during that semihour. Maybe some other third
party could get Albania into Florida, as R Tirana itself has never
shown any interest in such a relay, was not announced on air nor
mentioned on website (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5010, May 12 at 0615, WRMI-14 is off. Supposed to run all
night until 1500 or Saturdays -1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3265.112, May 12 at 2356 my usual pre-AAAWWW check of WBCQs
finds this one on air for first time in months, and just as
off-frequency+plus as before, S7/S8 and not as noisy as expected since
not much activity around there to Maryland SDR, unlike big storms just
south of Enid. Also: 5130 -12 Hz = 5129.988, S7/S8; 6160 -68 Hz =
6159.932, S8/S9; and 7490 -73 Hz = 7489.927, S9/+20. Each with
separate programming except 3265+ seems to match 7490- with the FKB
gospel huxter.

After 0000 May 13, `AAAWWW` starts on all joined. Angela is ``remote``
on lofi phone, i.e. still in Fla, while Allan is in Maine. Strangely,
Angela has a lot more to say this week than otherwise when in the same
studio. It`s a dialog between them thruout. Focus on AM radio
including SW. Allan discourages Angela from going political this time
but still manage to get some pro-T****, anti-Biden digs. 0056 a few
emails, running a bit over to JIP Hal Turner at 0100 (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. 10077.5 USB approx., May 12 at 0626, 2-way in
Brazuguese; unseems like all-business aero contacts (Glenn Hauser, OK,

This report dispatched at 0109 UT May 13