Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 13-14, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 13-14, 2023

Sunday, May 14 2023

** ALGERIA [and non]. 21550, circa 1505 May 14, no signal direct from
Ifrikya FM, but VG S9+10 at 1557 into UTwente with exotic music - and
no signal on the other scheduled frequency 17600. At 1600, 5+1
timesignal ending 10 seconds *early* by soon comparing to DCF77 on
77.5 kHz Mainflingen via same remote, as no RWM or WWVs audible on SW.
Pips imply much greater precision! If you can`t do better than that,
dispense with TS and just speak the time approximately. Into language
other than Arabic mentioning several N African countries (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Sunday May 14 at 1503, RHC VG opening weekly Esperanto
still citing wrong schedule: Sun 08 on 6100, 16 on 11760; and one more
in the afternoon I always have trouble copying, but likely wrong too,
:30 past some hour on some frequency. Aoki shows 2230 on 15730, which
sounds about `right`. EiBi shows that but also:
2030 15140, 2300 5040. 15140 maybe too now at 15 but JBA. Previously
at 0707+ I had searched all bands from 5 to 15 MHz and found zero RHC
signals, not even 12200/6100. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

BTW, searching entire Aoki on language Esp, and EiBi on EO, finds only
other lingo station is CRI. WRTH 2023 shows five daily broadcasts on
two frequencies each, to a variety of targets via variety of sites.
Too bad only Commies are interested: Domaĝe nur komunistoj interesiĝas
pri paroli Esperanton (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INTERNATIONAL INTERNET. Richard Cuff replies about accessing two
short shows:
``Looks like Composer's Datebook is archived back to June 10, 2002,
based on modifying the number at the end of the URL, as in:

The archive does go back all the way to Episode 1. The originals were
made beginning in 1987 on audiotape, says the website, and were remade
starting in 1999 and given new numbers. (source: website)
https://uh.edu/engines/ RC`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORWAY [non]. And I do mean non. Texas R Shortwave publicized a
relay of Radio Northern Star, 35 watts on 5895, so rarely DXed outside
Europe, UT Sunday May 14 at 00-01 via WRMI 5950, special QSL offered
by TRSW itself. I`m listening direct on R75, with considerable storm
noise nearby but not so close I have to disconnect 100-ft E/W
longwire. SINPO 45333 with some deep fades. I sent a much more
detailed report for QSL as required. All the music is US classic rock,
in English, and even the wide variety of jingles and IDs are in
American accent. The tunes lasted only a minute or two, must be
truncated versions. No Norwegian music until the national anthem
toward the end. Anyhow, tnx for availablizing, and eQSL received
or #142 via http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. Elexion returns: It might be more interesting than usual to
monitor VOT today and tonight. If they can make it onto air, don`t
expect any Breaking News rather than olds, but FWIW, English hours:
1830 5960, 2030 9875, 22 11785, 03 6165 7275, 1230 15450, 11630

Major Turkish language fqs which maybe would be `live`, in order
starting now for longer stretches: 9460, 5960, 7360, 6040, 9770,
13635, 15375

Guess what: via UTwente, 5960 is not in English at 1830, maybe plugged
into domestic service Turkish relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 14487 USB, May 14 at 0136, ``NSS`` making crossband contacts
with hams on 20m, as part of an Armed Forces Day celebration even tho
that`s not until May 20, not May 17. Tnx to ARRL publicity via Harold
Frodge, this would be active only until 0200. It`s not really NSS
Annapolis reactivated, but some ham has been authorized to use that
call. ``CQ Armed Forces Day`` over and over, succeeding a contact
maybe 10% of the time. ``November Sierra Sierra, listening 14289``.
First contact he mentions is WB3JIA. I don`t try to hear the QSX
frequencies which he changes as time goes on, to 14304 at 0141; 14318
at 0156. When he does make a contact, says operating from Glenwood,
Maryland, tho ARRL mentioned Greenbury Point in Annapolis. QSLs
available via K3LU. Doesn`t say by what method or whether SWLs are
eligible. Good S9 here; one brief spurt of running-H2O QRM; says also
on 7536.5 which I don`t hear on one quick check. Voice pitch sounds
best tuned to 14486.95 USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2190 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 13 starting at 2230:30, not 2230:00, on WRMI 15770, JBA direct;
and 5850, JJBBA direct; 7730 too weak to tell what`s on it. But at
2235 I try Maryland SDR, where 15770 is S9+20, and also confirmed //
on 7730, S6/S7 with storm crashes. 7730 was never removed from the
program skedgrid, but was just reactivated this week with a 44-degree
antenna as before, same as 15770, but not necessarily // at all 24h.

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 14 at 0049 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into
Louisiana SDR but noisy; outset 0030 was totally buried direct in
nearby storm noise.

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 14 from 0321 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO,
S9+10/15 into nearby SDR with storm noise. Next:

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, May 14 at 0701 check, this reactivated WRMI now
programming TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085 & 9475 [nons]. Have not heard any signal evenings on
5085 for weeks; and no 9475 at most likely Sunday-morning time at 1504
May 14. Another update on repairing WTWW: ``Subject: WTWW: missing
equipment -- All, I went to test a piece of equipment from transmitter
#1 and could not find the step up transformer, 120 volt to 220 volts.
Transmitter #1 & 2 use items at 220 volts. The transformer was at the
station before I came back. The GOOD OLD BOYS struck again by walking
off with the transformer. As I need items, I find that they have been
taken by the GOOD OLD BOYS. George McClintock, 5-13-2023`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, May 14 at 0700, RV still here on 3 x 3945, S6/S8
after JBA carrier on 7260 before 0700. Not audible on 15780 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1953 May 14
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