Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2023

Saturday, September 16 2023

** CUBA [and non]. 11850, Sept 15 at 0018, S9+20 RHC Spanish air not
dead, merely undermodulated; even the spurs on 11840 & 11860 exhibit
traces of mod; the upper blasted by Sa`udi Yemenia buzzmitter.
Something`s always wrong at Riyadh and RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9442.43, Sept 15 at 2129, can`t get UTwente synch to lock on
R. Cairo at usual 9439.995 or anywhere close to 9440 but reads S9+30,
extremely sup/torted modulation, unusable, wiggle that patchcord; try
Parma SDR instead, seems to peak around here then with offset
fluxuating from +1 to -21 Hz, later -42 to -67 Hz. Finally at 2158,
UTwente lox on to 9440.002. Something`s always egregious in Egypt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALDIVES [non]. 11620.00, Sept 15 at *1459.7 carrier on, 1500 s/on
of VOMK Maldives service; seems English but very undermodulated S9/+10
vs HLNL here. Back on-frequency after yesterday on 11620.41. As soon
as we are more or less convinced it`s the RBAustralia Kununurra site,
this comes in from Mauno Ritola:

``[WOR] 11620 1500-1530 site --- Sorry, wrong info, Reach Beyond
Australia confirmed now, that it is not (any more?) via them. So maybe
TWN or TAC. Best regards, Mauno``. I still say it`s not Tashkent. I
also compare it to 11825, RBA in Burmese: weaker S9 = HLNL, and slight
wobble of carrier, similar to 11620.

At 1527 I try one of the five KiwiSDRs on Taiwan, BM2KVV #1: 11620 is
JBA and on-frequency. Of course that is inconclusive, as could be too
far for groundwave and too close for skywave. I wonder which of the
five may be real close to any of the three major SWBC sites on island?
Off shortly after 1530*

From my angle it`s not Tashkent. But Wolfgang Bueschel says 11620
signal characteristix today for AWR Burmese on 11850 before 1500 via
Uzbekistan were identical to 11620 afterwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950 AM, Sept 16 at 0026, JBA carrier direct, the
OPOB. My HLNL makes my pirate DXing even more minimal. By 0102, NH SDR
is getting drumming at S7. 0108 dinging and YL ID as ``W-A-V-E Radio``
as also reported here:
0117 ID again this time adding it fonetikaly (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960 AM, Sept 16 at 0059, JBA carrier direct,
slightly stronger than 6950. 0102 into NH SDR, S7 with rock. Bet this
one is Ballsmacker, regular frequency and UT Saturday time. Yes, as
I am trying to be helpful by linking to other reports at HFU, but some
editors delete them from my reports! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Friday Sept 15 at 2200, token English from SNR,
previews features after the news to be about a ``Prado on the
Prairie`` art museum in Dallas featuring worx of Spain; and Lebanon
correspondent about sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean. Even
before the news, fan mail from a John in Florida. 2208 interview about
art with Frank Warden? 2222 Leb report. 2228 song ``El Fin del Mundo``
which became popular with the COVID pandemic. Three other frequencies
also weakerly audible into Maryland SDR, 11670, 15520; and 17715 with
some strange fluxuation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWAZILAND. 9585, Fri Sept 15 at 1453, S6/S8 open carrier, then
starts music box IS and IDs as ``This is TWR, broadcasting from
Eswátini``. HFCC shows 64 degrees for CIRAF 53SE, i.e. Madagascar, in
Malgache language except French on weekends. This has got to be
longpath. My NGS globe shows the route would be roughly ESE from
Manzini, across southern Indian Ocean, Australia, Tarawa, Hawai`i, to
Enid. CRI in Japanese also sked at 1500 on 9585 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY. 11785.009, Sept 15 at 2200, VOT English is not off the air,
VG strength into UTwente, but heavy overmodulation distortion. Altho
mostly understandable, I refuse to subject myself to that and move on
to Spain. 2312 recheck, already off the air, so little or no extra
German this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Additional WORLD OF RADIO time appears on WRMI skedgrid
checked Sept 15: Thursday 1400 UT on 9955; to be confirmed. Two other
9955 airings have been pending for ``later in Sept``: UT Sun 0000 and
Tue 1300.

WORLD OF RADIO 2208 monitoring: confirmed Friday September 15 at 2045
the 2030 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz only, Villa Estense;
nearest SDR Noale is busy but Parma gets it poorly, S6/S7 very noisy
with music QRM understation. I guess that`s still Brighton, also

At 1800, I checked 7290 via UTwente, IRRS SW during the hour WOR
formerly aired. FSN at first; 1810 VOA-One ID, I guess after VOA news
and music followed. Not audible on 14580 second harmonic. 1845 after
music, `Shortwave Report` starts: I though media programs had been
canceled on SW -- but a semi-hour show doesn`t quite fit into a
quarter-hour slot, so chopped off for 7290 sign-off at 1900 but to
continue on 1323. Fragments of WOR could also appear somewheres on the
NEXUS-IBA `schedule`, so much of which is generic on the website. If
anyone run across such, let us know.

Note that some items quoted on WOR 2208 are no longer correct already:
Ben Dawson says WFME 1560 does not use a ``slant-wire antenna``, but
rather a slant-wire *feed* to a vertical tower, which is entirely
different. Also outdated: as in MALDIVES, VANUATU, this report. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0000 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [planned later in Sept]
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
1030 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [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
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [planned later in Sept]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB
1030 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [previous #2207]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1400 UT Thursday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba? to be confirmed]

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** U S A. 6160 -68 Hz = 6159.932 into NH SDR, Sept 16 at 0000, WBCQ
with `AAAWWW`. In first triminute I recognize as repeat of a recent,
like ``what does VU stand for?``, so never mind. 5130+ is still off
the air, no Trump, SOB! 3265+ not on either; only also 7490 -74 Hz =
7489.926 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Sept 15 around 0615, no signal detected from RV in
routine bandscan but vs high line noise level. Manuel Méndez, Spain
says 7260 had resumed: ``Vanuatu today on air on 7260, 0550-0641,
15-09, male, comments, female, songs. Very weak here in Reinante, NW
of Spain at the moment. 15421. Good via SDR Kiwi remote receivers in
New Zealand``. It had been on 5040 instead for a short while. Probably
still QSY to 3945 only at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15835-15855 approx., Sept 15 at 1458, strong
multi-frequency beepery just far enough not to bother 15825 WWCR,
which is at the defacto upper edge of this SWBC band (Glenn Hauser,

This report despatched at 0122 UT September 16
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