Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 20-21, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 20-21, 2023

Sunday, May 21 2023

** CANADA. 15034 USB, Trenton Military unheard at random daytime chex
lately, such as May 20 at 1747, May 21 at 1455. Wonder if CHR be gone,
or I happen to try at times which are transmission breaks --- or
degraded propagation.

``:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2023 May 21 1500 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction
# Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 20 May follow.
Solar flux 170 and estimated planetary A-index 35.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 21 May was 2.67.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are likely. ``

At the 1455 log, I find neighbor 14670 CHU is JBA, and so is Gander on
10051 USB. I haven`t really checked CHR night channel 6754 USB. At
1550 May 21, Maryland SDR is hearing nothing from 15034 or 14670 but
10051 is JBA. Let 15034 play past 1600: not a trace. FWIW, EiBi shows
6754 at 2310-1100, 15034 at 1010-2400: i.e. 50-minute overlaps. Does
that mean two separate transmitters, or allowing for variations in QSY
times? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 11670, UT Sunday May 21 at 0643, jazz and RHC ID in
English, S9/+10 extraneous frequency this time instead of 12200. Weak
music on 6000 is not //, so proper English channel is off already.
What could that be? EiBi and Aoki both show nothing but Akashvani,
Leh, India, from 0630, but can`t be that at local noon, even if really
active. Jose Jacob shows it is, with 2.5 kW from 0630:
HFCC shows Leh not until 0700, and nothing now. Could be a mixing
product and soon vanished, or remnant of RHC anyway; I was switching
back and forth to evaluate parallelism rather than doubly-receiving
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT [non?]. 9440.005, May 20 circa 2140, nothing into UTwente;
I`m out of habit checking for Cairo, English sked 2115-2245; last
report I find was on April 12 from Andy Reid when there was some
modulation. At 2228 today I do have an open carrier, maybe JBM as
measured. But this hour only, BBC via VOA Tinang, PHILIPPINES is also
scheduled and heard before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 11815, May 21 just before 1500, ``NHK World, Radio Japan,
Tokyo`` ID in English but don`t get our hopes up as it`s all-Japanese
to follow; English has been degraded to only two emissions, at 05 &
14, neither intended for N America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935 AM, UT Sunday May 21 at 0116, unID S7/S9 but
JBM; 0156 still carrier. Many reports here
MAY 2023`` including SSTV ID images.

During the Saturday evening SW music glut I`m mainly listening to
`Encore` classical music from R. Tumbril this hour on 5850 WRMI (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 15770, much stronger than // 7730, Sun May 21 at
0630, REI via WRMIs, again in Spanish, did not catch any datestamp,
but no news, as for weekends, plugs mailbag coming up but first,
Rincón Musical (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. Fareed Zakaria`s Take, on the elexions, is
excellent, on CNN May 21 at 1400 & 1700 UT:
Elexions in Turkey are Free but Unfair

Also the subject of his Washington Post column:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2191 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 20 at 2230 on WRMIs: 15770.000, S9/+10 into UTwente; and 5850,
S7/S8 into Georgia SDR.

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 21 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 direct but
amounting to VP, better than usual vs noise level; and with the
external noise blast as usual overriding the first 14 seconds.
Furthermore, break in transmission at 0050*-*0052, power failure? Also
off in quick check were 7730, 7570, 5950; while 5800, 5850 and the
three 9s were still on.

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 21 at 0330 about 19 minutes into so
started about 0311 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, VG S9+16/18 into nearby

Also confirmed NEW time Sunday May 21 at 1330 on WRMI 9955 at 1339 &
1357 chex, about S9 direct and no jamming. Next:

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

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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. 5950, Sat May 20 at 2300-2400, Texas Radio SW via WRMI has
started replaying during this weekly hour, some of their very first
shows when on pirate radio, Mix Radio International. Nice to hear the
synthetic voice of Cap`n Ric again. Some versions of YROT included but
did not take detailed notes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490-, May 21 at 0109, this WBCQ is really ailing.
Undermodulated music, no comparison to neighbors 7505, 7520 or other
BCQs 6160, 5130. 0112 dead air with some frying sound; 0114 trace of
JBM talk. 0148 still DA/JBM. What`s scheduled now? `Shortwave Saturday
Night` - maybe problem in getting feed from WHVW, or in the 7490
transmitter itself. Recheck at 0310, now it`s OK into Maryland SDR
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130-, UT Sunday May 21 0110, surprised to find this WBCQ on
early, American DJ playing country music from Britain, about an awards
show that lasted 10 hours with 10 winners each playing one-hour sets.
What is this? 0147 recheck with a faux ad for ``Granny-Be-Gone``. 0157
outro as ``-- -- Sessions``, address for donations, Jim Calhoun,
Thunderbird something, P O Box 163, Pershing, Nebraska, 69143 -- oh
noh, that would be Hershey, west of North Platte. 0200 Radio Angela ID
and something else.

I then see in the Angela sked that on UT Sundays only during May it is
starting an hour earlier than 0200:

``Saturdays (Sundays world date):
9pm-10pm EDT (Sundays 0100-0200 UTC)
Harmony Barn Sessions
Host: Jim Calhoun
Format: Original songs by the host and popular songs in the public
Email: harmonybarnsessions@protonmail.com``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1170, eQSL for WDFB DX test received May 21 from Les
Rayburn, CPC Chairman. It`s an EKKO stamp design, and generic,
identical copies sent to everyone without their names on them or
specific reception details such as time. Apparently the QSLing load is
too heavy to manage, and he`s put out a call for volunteers;
otherwise, no QSLs next year, even if tests can be arranged.

Accompanying text: ``This confirms your reception of a coordinated DX
Test on February 25, 2023. This test was
produced by the NRC/IRCA Courtesy Program Committee(CPC) & WDFB. The
submitted recording was verified by CPC members and is certified valid
by: Les Rayburn /signed/, N1LF, NRC/IRCA CPC Chairman
1170 KHz in Junction City, Kentucky.``

Or #144 via http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html

I hate the way URLs look with spaces in them replaced by %20 and had
been replacing_them with underscores to be sure they funxion, but that
appears not to be necessary.

My original full report:

1100 kHz: DITTO for the other one: ``This confirms your reception of a
coordinated DX Test on December 24, 2022. This test was produced by
the NRC/IRCA Courtesy Program Committee(CPC) & WCGA. The submitted
recording was verified by CPC members and is certified valid by: Les
Rayburn /signed/, N1LF, NRC/IRCA CPC Chairman
1100 KHz in St Simons Island, GA.``

https://www.w4uvh.net/NRC IRCA DX Test QSL EKKO WCGA Dec 24 22.pdf

Or #143 via:
My full report of this is in:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1953 UT May 21
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