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

Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2023

Thursday, November 16 2023

** EAST TURKISTAN. Xinjiang PBS reported by Dr Hj Biener to have
resumed its lower 60ish mb winter frequencies, so I make my annual
check of them shortly after sign-on circa local sunrise when it`s
grayline to me circa local sunset, Nov 15 {not 14 as in original
report} at 0040 UT:
5060, JBA Chinese, a bit stronger of course than the rest:
4980, JBA algo, Uyghur service
4850, JBA algo, Kazakh service
4500, JBA carrier, Mongolian service, vs CODAR
With nothing further identifiable, this quartet make it obvious

Ron Howard got the new schedule as of Nov 14 from Hiroshi, sign-on
5060, 2310- 4980, 2310- 4850, 2315- 4500, 2315-
Current Aoki:
5060, 2310- 4980, 2315- 4850, 2315- 4500, 2315-
EiBi has nothing anywhere on all four frequencies. Anyway, all should
be on by 2315. All of them have several higher frequencies, and the
lower ones again in the local evening, impossibly midday here.

Gaisma.com shows today`s Nov 15 sunrise at Urumqi, ``China``: 0103-
UT. In a bimonth will be near its latest, 0141-, i.e. 9:41 am by local
clock required to be on Beijing time of UT+8 rather than when it
should be, UT+6. Due to imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs
and other Moslems.

WRTH 2023 dispenses with any sked info and lists all four not at
Urumqi, but ``Changji``! Is that the same as Changzhi in gaisma.com?
But that`s way off in east China near Beijing.

Mauno Ritola replies: ``Changji is at 43 58.5N 87 15E, 35 km
east-southeast of the FS and MW site, so clearly a separate site. Best
regards, Mauno`` i.e. near Urumqi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Re 1520, KOKC allegedly back to 50 kW DA-N:
Mike Beu at 0144 Nov 15: ``Hey Glenn: Interesting info about KOKC
antenna pattern change - definitely weaker down south in Austin, Texas
- easier now to DX the channel. KRHW Sikeston, MO with C&W music is
frequently audible under KOKC including now at 0144 UTC, here in
Austin. Receiving Equipment: Drake R8B, Terminated Delta (17ft apex
and 28ft base) -, northeast, Mini-Flag (7ft by 15ft) - southeast.
Pennant (14ft by 29ft) - southeast. 73, Mike Beu, KD5DSQ, Austin,

And on the WOR iog in EST: ``1520 KOKC OK Oklahoma City 11/14, 2330
{0430 UT Nov 15}. Chad Benson talk program, in and out, over/under
co-channel QRM. Man at 2359. "KOKC...95 point 3 and 15-20 AM".
Stronger signal than we usually get here post-tornado, but not really
as strong as pre-tornado. A hard call to make, this listening session,
if they really at full power. Monitored on Grundig Satellit 205 and
internal loop. -- Rick Barton-AZ``

>From IRCA iog Nov 14: ``Last night and this morning KOKC 1520 did not
appear to be back to normal. Weak signal compared to what it was
before the tornado took down towers. -- John Johnson DXing from Mesa,
Arizona, SDRplay RSPduo, Wellbrook ALA1530LNP``

``Paul B. Walker, Jr., Alaska: ``They might be doing some final fine
turning before turning things up for good.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2216 monitoring: confirmed UT
Wednesday November 15 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+25/15 into Missouri

Not confirmed Wednesday November 15 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490v; at first no
signal audible on BSR1 caradio or DX398 portable; nor by 2230 on
5130v, but a trace of something on 7490. Could anyone hear WOR? `BCQ
had been missing from 7490 but at last previous check was back on.
Also confirmed on at 0048 November 16 about 7490.06 direct on the plus
side for a change. Maryland SDR shows 7490.073; 5130 back to T****,
5130.308. Next:fs

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

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Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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UNIDENTIFIED. 610, Nov 15 at 0657 UT, Mexmx unusual, dominating, 0700
very brief announcement in a fade. NRC AM Log shows the only USSS are
in GA and OR, both unlikely; and only five Mexicans, XEGS Guasave,
Sinaloa probably most likely, and four others (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1440, caradio on an expedition 30km N of Enid, two weak
signals interfading, one religious, the other talk, likely early
skywave from KEXP Metroplex TX, 50 kW day power; and KMAJ Topeka KS,
respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


``Anti-Semitism`` and ``Islamophobia`` are being treated under current
circumstances as equivalent and certainly both to be condemned. But
they are not equivalent. Islamophobia means *fear* of Islam, so should
there be a corresponding way to say fear of Judaism? Or are we really
trying to talk about hate, not fear. In the latter case, an
appropriate Latinate construxion would be Islamodium. But what about
the other? Anti-Semitism has always been problematic, but is so
ingrained that we are unlikely to get rid of the term. You see, both
most Jews and Arabs are Semitic, so it`s nonsensical to apply it only
to Jews. How about Judodium to go with Islamodium? (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0130 UT November 16