Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 23, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 23, 2023

Tuesday, May 23 2023

** BOTSWANA. 13830.32, Tue May 23 at 0638, open carriers beating,
seemingly another on 13830.0. Presumably VOA in French not turned off
after 0530-0630 M-F (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034 USB, May 23 at 1533, Trenton Military is JBA, at par
with ``no report received`` from Zagreb, Split. Had been inaudible
several days and presumed off altho propagation has been degraded and
still is. Right now, CHU 14670 is also JBA. CHR is again audible
direct at 2227 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9565, May 23 at 0622, two-tone blipping with BFO, surely a
jammer against nothing, operator messing around as happens
occasionally, instead of regular pulse noise. This is a longtime
Martí frequency, but only at 21-24 per Aoki & EiBi; and wisely, no
other broadcasters are ever on 9565 now. Some different toning on
11930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9965, May 23 at 0621, pulse jamming against
nothing, a frequency evacuated by R. República at least a decade ago
when stopped via Costa Rica. Now using 9965 are only Palau on a very
limited non-daily 08/13 UT skedspan; and EiBi also shows something
unknown to me:
9965 0000-2400 irr B Rádio Pirâmide P B xx
must be a Brazilian pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM [and non]. 9890, May 23 at 1955, tune in one of two KiwiSDRs
in Korea South, for KSDA, AWR scheduled to start a new day at 20-21
UT in Korean. Cuts on air at *1957 with incredible S9+60 carrier, some
dips to only +45. 1959 my ``Optimum`` internet drops out, and not back
until 2001 when I`m on the other KS SDR where it`s much weaker and
noisier, but underway in Korean with AWR mentions, perhaps for the
last time?

Since a super-typhoon is heading toward Guam and expected to hit
Wednesday afternoon, circa 04 UT. As soon as we got this story via
Mike Terry,

A monster typhoon is barreling toward a US territory with deadly winds
and 25-foot storm surge
By Derek Van Dam, CNN Meteorologist
Published 10:47 AM EDT, Tue May 23, 2023

Super Typhoon Mawar is barreling toward Guam on Tuesday, threatening
slam into the US territory as the strongest storm there in more than

The typhoon, which has strengthened rapidly in recent days, is posing
“triple threat” of devastation including deadly winds equivalent to a
category 5 hurricane, exceptional storm surge and torrential rainfall,
according to the National Weather Service office in Guam...


I started replying:

I was going to suggest monitoring KTWR & KSDA whether they be blown
off -- both totally worthless for any LOCAL news about Guam. WRTH
has nothing under Guam. Instead they are mixed in with other TWR and
AWR sites under Singapore and USA respectively. If anyone can find or
compile KTWR-only or KSDA-only transmission skeds, please do so.

Perhaps most convenient will be EiBi by time:

For KTWR, search on KTWR, to find it is OFF the air between 1630 and
For KSDA, search on GUM-a, which is OFF the air at 1830-2000 and
Not considering day of week variations.

So first up will be KSDA at 20-21 in Korean on 9890
Glenn, 1833 UT

There is one public radio station, KPRG
and its stream is working

I have not investigated for commercial stations

There are many more utility transmitters which you can find on EiBi by
searching merely GUM

There are no KiwiSDRs to be found on Guam by searching or on the world
map. Glenn

I do not see any explicitly local news on the schedule which is UT+10,
but I suppose there may be some such inserts during NPR programs such
as ATC. Here & Now is currently running at 6-8 am. Glenn

KPRG did not occupy the optional cutaway in NPR news at 1904 UT, but
stayed with NPR news until 1906. Also, I see that KPRG does not carry
NPR Morning Edition which would start around local midnight, but
rather BBCWS. Glenn

Arthur Pozner replies: Radio-locator.com has 21 local stations listed
for Guam. Most of them appear to have live links.

And Jose Jacob, India: Hello Glenn,
KSDA A23 Schedule is in my site:
KTWR A23 Schedule is in my site:

Gary Pence says at 2059: Glenn, The radar shows they`re getting into
it. I can only hope it moves quickly; the slower it moves or stalls
awhile, more damage and destruction occurs. Gary

So we`re all set to follow what happen to Guam and its stations.
SAIPAN & TINIAN with USAGM SW stations are not far away to the North,
and might also be affected. What hath god wrought? (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** LIBERIA. 6050, May 23 at 0632, JBA something, presumed ELWA which
Bryan Clark, NZ, says has just been resuscitated. For longtime in
nightly bandscans during this hour, I have encountered nothing on
6050; and sharer HCJB is off by 0500 latest. Monrovia sunrise is now
0627 UT and varies only a few minutes during the year at +6 degrees
North (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, May 23 at 0633, S9/+10 of dead air from XEPPM as
happens too frequently late at night, when I guess no one is minding
the transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 23 at 2203 & 2227 direct, NO signal from VOT
English to NAm; nor via UTwente at 2253 check. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 293 MCW kHz, May 23 at 1529, ND beacon FBY is JBA. This is
my farthest anyday on groundwave, not even from an adjacent state KS
like 332, 395 and 407 kHz, but second-adjacent Nebraska, 25 watts from
FairBurY, at 422 km = 262 stmi, or 10.48 miles per watt, or 0.0954
watt per mile; admittedly shortly beyond the KS border (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 7178 LSB, May 23 at 0623, QSO between WE6CW and W6EUG in
non-English except for an occasional word: sounds like Tagalog. Yes!
on QRZ.com WE6CW explains he`s originally from Philippines: WE6CW USA

No such disclosure from his contact, but surely too:
USA. D.C. is a San Francisco suburb, and Bonita of San Diego. They
soon QRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2191 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday May 23 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/25 into Maryland SDR,
calibration of which his still way off. WRMIs are always within a few
Hz of nominal. Next:

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 23 at 0630, still no signal from WRMI-2, and still
nothing about the problem on disgraced FB.

15770, May 23 at 1818, no signal from WRMI-9 either. Was reported gone
already to the WOR iog at 1200 per Arthur Pozner near NYC; and at 1300
Tue by Kari Kallio, Finland, when `Encore` should have aired to Europe
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13670, May 23 at 1532, S3/S8 of open carrier. Lots of
stuff sked but not during this hour; most likely CNR1 jammer still on
when it and Sound of Hope are supposed to break between 15 and 21
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2310 UT May 23