Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 11, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs November 11, 2023

Sunday, November 12 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Nov 11 tune-in at 1800 via
Argentine remote, LRA36 presumably just started, with music, S6/S7.
Constant noise level of S5/S6 at the SDR always makes this tiresome
listening tho more or less readable. A carrier would help to overcome
it. Did not try to detect and reconfirm at least a much-reduced
carrier. Too much else going on now, so only occasional chex: 1842,
``comunicad`` contact info, 1843 acknowledging report de México. 1918
outro ``Noticias Australes``. 1949 brief mention of ``despedida`` and
off way early, no signal on further random chex -- until 2106, now
it`s back on, talk over musical background; still at 2120. Not checked
again till 2335 when it`s off, but?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ASCENSION. 6135, Nov 11 at 0554, African talk mentions Gaza,
Nigeria, S9: BBC Hausa at 0529-0600 only per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** BRAZIL. 4985, Nov 11 at 2320, surprised to hear some Brazuguese
instead of a JBA carrier at best, typically later at night, from R.
Brasil Central, Goiânia. Blocked by RTTY on the plus side, but clear
if tuning LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9415, Nov 11 at 2324, surprisingly strong Vietnamese,
S9+10/20 and much louder than WRMI, WBCQ; into song like a hymn but
can`t be since this is CRI Viet service from Beijing site; toward SE
Asia, must be close to off-the-backward thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 5025, Nov 11 at 2319, R. Rebelde is not off the air as was
the case last night. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960 AM, Nov 11 at 0555, JBA music; could
Ballsmacker Radio still be on this Friday night? Yes, until 0600*:

(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 25695 USB, Nov 11 at 1839, heavy rock music, tnx to
tip from Walt Salmaniw on the WOR iog that MRI is here, i.e. Mix Radio
International. I`m getting it direct at S6, presumably sporadic E from
the Chicago area, but listen further for convenience via Alberta SDR
where Don Moman is also hearing it. Lots of heavily produced
promos/IDs, but I wish they would Mix in some other music genres like
world, folk or classical. 1857, ``Mix Radio International Worldwide``,
then played newer version of ``Venus``, then ``Eternal Flame`` by
Bangles. 1904 ID ``Broadcasting from the United States of America...``
1934 ``Best of shortwave radio, Mix Radio International``. Still going
at 2042, 2106, 2120 chex. Not checked again until 2316 direct,
unheard, nor at 2335 to Alberta. More reports of MRI on 11 mb:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 11 at 2317, VOT is not off, S9+20 direct but vs
intermittent line noise blasts to S9+40! Something about caving. Want
to get stuck like that last spelunker? Then 5960.006 at 2337 via
UTwente, S9+30/40, music with good modulation. 2351 s/off with wrong
labeling of times as UTC but they are really local UT+3; at least this
5960 gets mentioned as ``02-03 UTC``; this is by the otherwise
well-spoken YL, not the badax. Then IS for a while and chopoff* before
2356 when it would have restarted with German IDs; something`s always
awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K Q O G B A N I. 25900, Nov 11 at 1631, BBC English JBA S6/S7
direct in daily bihour toward S Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2216 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday November 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S7/S5 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Saturday November 11 at 1630 on WRMI 15770. Tuned in
direct at 1629, No signal! But pops on just in time for WOR, poor
S7/S8. Then into UTwente, European target area, it`s only S7/S5. But
Maine SDR on the way has it well, S9+20/15. Alberta SDR at 1641
getting it sufficiently, S6/S8, even tho off the side of NE beam, so
this should be usable in much of North America beyond the skip zone. I
kept it running at least in background to be sure there were no
further breaks.

Also confirmed Saturday November 11 at 1700 on WRN North America

Also confirmed Saturday November 11 at 2028 about 2 minutes into so
started circa 2026 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+13 into nearby SDR.

Also confirmed Saturday November 11 at 2030 on WRMI webcast-only, and
on WRN North America webcast. Next:

0100 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0330vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0600]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [also webcast, phonecast; jammed by Cuba?]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy [ex-2000]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW [irregular?]
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [irregular?]
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB
1030 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [previous #2215]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

One may contribute by MO or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** VANUATU. 9960, Nov 11 at 0555, JBA carrier past 0600, presumed
still RV until 0659, much weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Nov 11 at 0247, WTWW is finally back on air, as George
McClintock just notified me, after the 3-day visit by a Continental
engineer. Ex-bishop Bob Biermann pontificating, VG direct and S9+18/25
into Missouri SDR. Off somewhere around 0500. Check 9475 next in
daytime, at least afternoons. If he fixed two transmitters could also
simul-be on other ex-frequencies. 9475 not heard Nov 11, nor 5085 on
by 2419 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


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This report dispatched at 0025 UT November 12