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Glenn Hauser logs May 19, 2023   
Friday, May 19 2023

** ALGERIA. 9470, May 19 at 0503, algo S7/S9 but just barely
modulated, presumed Ifrikya FM, Béchar site as scheduled 03-06. Other
frequency at this hour should be 13790 Ouargla, unchecked. As with
many other items in this report, I`m making a point to monitor before
& after 05 UT, an earlier hour than habitually after 0600 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 21505, May 19 at 0455, two weak signals S0/S2
beating with a fast SAH, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs RFA Chinese via TINIAN
this hour. What else on 13m tnx to ``night`` propagation as we are
only one month from midnight-sun Solstice?

21530, something is here: a Sound of Hope frequency, therefore CNR1
jamming. Also a JBA carrier on 21560.1 but nothing listed and probably
one of those infernal internally generated Wellbrook birdies, rather
than a typically off-frequency Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910-, May 19 at 0511, in the expanse of one
minute, Alcaraván Radio is totally obliterated thrice by ``running
water`` ute QRM on and off. Never noticed that here before. 6010
Conciencia remains absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 10125 CW, May 19 at 0505, HK3QQ, Bogotá, the slow but
defective keyboard-letter sequences between VVVs and IDs, which I
would hear any night around 0630 chex. Wonder what the extent of its
schedule be? Strangely, I have not seen any other logs of this very
distinctive and unique programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, May 19 at 0443, RHC is S4/S8 but just barely
modulated, as is longstanding standard for this frequency. Beyond me
why they don`t just turn it off if can`t fix it. Also with plus/minus
10 kHz spur parasites but I neglected to check for those this time. No
comparison to loud and clear // 11760 in Spanish. // 11670 is also on
at 0445 May 19, weaker S5/S6 but decent modulation.

15230, May 19 at 0450, RHC also on here in Spanish, S3/S9 but
modulation suptorted = suppressed and distorted. Somethings` always
wrong at RHC. The Other Side:

``Fatalities and a dangerous lack of protection: what Cuban workers
cannot blow the whistle on
In recent years, several workers have died due to frequent violations
of occupational safety protocols.
Alfredo Herrera Sánchez, Madrid 17 Mayo 2023 - 21:16 CEST
Illustration. Diario de Cuba

Workers' Memorial day, sponsored by the United Nations (UN), was
celebrated on April 28. This day "explored the theme of safe and
healthy working environments as a fundamental principle and right at
work." This opened a cycle that closed this May Day, also recognized
by the UN as International Workers' Day. As throughout the last six
decades, in every municipality of Cuba there was a parade organized by
the regime, although this time it was held on May 5 due to the fuel

In countries with totalitarian leftist systems, such as Cuba, May Day
is used to celebrate the supposed achievements that make the
"emancipated and empowered proletariat" proud. In democratic
countries, such as Spain, the date is used to demand labor rights (the
original purpose of the celebration). Castroism has hijacked the day
to the point that workers on the island cannot demand changes in their
work environment. May Day parades in Cuba are not conceived for that,
but to show support for the regime...``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12000, UT Thu May 19 at 0446, `Chariots of Fire` theme
introducing `Arts Report` on RHC English, S4/S7 on this second
harmonic, but // 6000 is much stronger, S9+30/40, and nothing on 9700
which is often // English earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 7355, May 19 at 0507, weak pulse jamming vs some
talker. It`s NHK Warudo R. Japan in one of its last two English
broadcasts, via FRANCE to Africa --- so foolish to pick a frequency
which has *ever* been used by R. Martí! Not this season, but much
heavier jamming on 7365 which is RM this season but not at this hour.
Okiro! frequency managers! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. See CUBA [and non] 7355

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17460, May 19 at 0454, Turkish? music at S0/S3,
presumably jammer against Dengê Welat but the only other signal nearby
is JBA talk on 17450, i.e. D.W. itself via Uzbekistan?; in another
failure to coöperate on same frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7400, May 19 at 0508, no signal from R. Vostochnaya
Zvezda, pirate. Had been just about every night, until this from
Lucas Bandura on the WOR iog May 15: ``Operator just posted this
message in the HF Underground discord chat: “no radio pushka {previous
name for same op, meaning rifle} for a while now. chinese
radio/exciter failed. its garbage anyways, lousy amplifier circuit and
very poor audio quality if using the built in modulator”`` and Arthur
Pozner replied:

``It was obvious he was not using anything reliable from the very
beginning. First started broadcasting in USB mode and later switched
to very poor AM and invariably the result was always very atrocious
audio; maybe he will find something that is made in the US or

The other 40m pirate, Station YHWH, not on 7475 this late but was
reported earlier, usually off by 0430v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11740, May 19 at 0444, S8/S9 of rock music. It`s RRI
Romanian this hour, 300 kW at 285 degrees from Galbeni for CIRAF 27SE,
i.e. France, but also toward N America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K. 5870-5875-5880, May 19 at 0510, DRM noise. This hour only it`s
BBCWS in English via Woofferton, 78 degrees for France & Germany,
where there are bound to be a lot more non-DRM radios; like everywhere
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9725, May 19 at 0504, S5/S8 in African language. It`s
VOA via VATICAN in Hausa this semihour only, violating Separation Of
Church And State. 9725 is underutilized, only other being CRI Russian
at 10-12. Long-gone is Brazil`s 9725v, R. Clube Paranaense, Curitiba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2191 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday May 19 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, poor S7/S9 here direct as
usual in this daypart but no jamming audible. Next:

2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7730 to NE [NEW to be confirmed]
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
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
1330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
[also phonecast, webcast][jammed by Cuba?]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW [? no show May 15]
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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial
support is appreciated; thanks this week to Doug Brown, London, Ont.,
for a generous US$ check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA, ``Thanks, Glen[n] for all you do for this great hobby of ours``

Or via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9265VV, May 19 at 0459, WINB ID, muffled modulation and
carrier horribly shaky, worse than usual, rapid clunking, and into
TOMBS, which is incomparably better on 9395 WRMI. Sounds like WINB is
about to collapse but has been on the precipice for years. Can`t help
but wonder how this affect all their hybrid DRM broadcasts later, if
it`s the same transmitter: but I guess it`s not, as WRTH 2023 says
there are 1 x 50 kW and 1 x 15 kW -- yet DRM and AM are never on air
at same time. Strength of DRMs seems like more than 15 kW. In fact,
WINB DRMs in HFCC are registered as 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, May 19 at 0500, TOMBS via WRMI as someone is trying to
sing ``time is windin` up`` --- sure, as perpetually it`s almost the
Last Day! // 9265 WINB horribly shaky, q.v. But 9455 WRMI is OFF the
air now. Something`s odd at Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1825 UT May 19
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