Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18-19, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18-19, 2023

Sunday, November 19 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Saturday Nov 18 at 1834, LRA36 is on,
S7/S9 into Argentine SDR, all talk about Esperanza, Antarctica; still
2030, 2124+. And 2325 still into a different ArgSDR, S6/S7 in music.
2358 still on via the first one as the second one had closed due to
storms. 0012 ID and historical info. 0016 intro a musical segment,
something about 1983 in New York? 0019 finally stops talking and
plays it. Still going at 0059 UT Sunday Nov 19. May also have been on
some weekdays but unsought this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 21640+, Nov 17 at 1535, no signal direct from La Boulangère
MiniTransAt, but the other two 13m ISSouduns are on, 21485 & 21690.
Same Nov 18 at 1532. Is the sailboat race over, or was there something
starting at 1500 before I have been tuning? Check the website:

The winner, Federico WAKSMAN from Uruguay, arrived at Guadeloupe
already on 10 November, and the 28th in last place on 17 November;
three more dropped out. So it`s over (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 21485, Nov 17 at 1532, after finding no signal on 21640+
for MiniTransAt, this and 21690, the other two ISSouduns scheduled
this hour on 13m can be heard, confirming propagation is OK. But 21485
sounds ``stuttering``, some transmission problem, double feed?
At 1430-1600 it`s R. Tamazuj, targeting Sudan South (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** RUSSIA. Re my 7032 USB report of the Soviet Hymn, David Crawford
replies: ``gh, When I've heard this one on random occasion, it's
always been the Гимн России version by the group Любэ / "Lu-beh":

Here's another rather notorious song of theirs, "Don't be a Fool,
America!", in which they make it clear that they want Alaska back:
I don't find that one as amusing as I used to.``

Of course once you go to YT, a bunch of other versions are suggested.
Most of the NAs get rave reviews as music, even from non-Communists.
Here`s an English version of the Soviet Hymn:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, Nov 18 at 2326, VOT not off the air in English,
VG S9+25/35 into UTwente ending multi-lingual ID filler reel; atop
CCCCCCI understation; music. 2331, `Gripping Piles`, on the
environmental disaster of wastewater leaking into the sea from Gaza.
I had not heard about that elsewhere. Then goes on to review the
conflict, emphasizing casualties caused by Israeli retaliation. 2334,
``always-by-your-side`` promo, music. 2339 `Turkey`s Geomarked [sic]
Products` on a small town in central Anatolia known for its handmade
carpets. 2342 ``with-you-every-hour`` promo, music. 2351 s/off again
by the badax with all-wrong A23 schedule, 2352 IS and off 2353*
uncovering Xinjiang (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2217 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday November 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+30/15 into Missouri

Also confirmed Saturday November 18 at 1630 on WRMI 15770, immediately
after music stops, no ID break, S9/S7 into UTwente where it`s aimed,
sufficient but fading down before 1700. Way offbeam to a VE6JY remote
in Alberta, S9/S6 and holding up to conclusion.

Also confirmed Saturday November 18 at 1700, first airing on WRN

Also confirmed Saturday November 18 at 2029, on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO,
VG S9+18 into nearby SDR.

Also confirmed Saturday November 18 at 2030, on WRMI webcast-only,
and WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Sunday November 19 at 0100 on WRMI 9955, S5/S8 and
fluttery into Argentine SDR. Next:

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
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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 #2216]
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

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Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

Or via PayPal not necessarily in US funds to
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** U S A. Something`s really wrong at WBCQ: UT Nov 18, at 0050
preparing to check `AAAWWW`, 7490.061 is JBA S4/S5 into Maryland SDR,
instead of usual quite sufficient signal, during FKB gospel huxter.
6160 -68 Hz = 6159.932 is VG S9+12 with something else as usual.
Sounds like a g.h. rather than `Cruisin Radio` as in the program
guide. 5130.302 is S9+12, T**** and a het. Nothing on 3265+. So to
hear AAAWWW I have to bring up the `7490` stream, but it stops at
0100* and remains Unfound the rest of the evening whenever I check!

So I have to strain to hear them via remotes. At 0100, 7490 no William
Tell Overture theme audible; 5130+ still with T****; 6160- dead air.
By 0104 on 7490 I hear some other music, for `Chariots of Fire`. At
0108 can recognize Allan`s voice but unreadable. NH SDR is no better,
S6 but JBA. I give up, but ask Larry Will what`s going on? His reply
at 0146 after finishing Free Radio Weekly:

``Hello Glenn, I noticed the multiple anomalies on WBCQ tonight; I
have no idea what is going on but am checking it out now. Al's
Florida relay webcast started at 0100 with the AWWWWW theme song, but
suddenly went dead air less than a minute in, then played a bit of
what sounded like a newscast, then dropped off. 7490 no signal, 6160
open carrier/dead air, 5130 trump blather. 7490 webcast was down at
0100, back at 0110 with a repeat from May. Lw`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 5085 & 9475, WTWW update from George McClintock at 2015 UT
November 18: 5085 dropped off the air last night but soon restored,
#2 transmitter, still scheduled 22-04 UT. Can`t get 9475 to stay on
despite a couple of brief tests. May have Continental guy back late
Nov/early Dec for 4 days to work on that, Al from the Philippines, now
retired in Dallas, first language not English. Depends on when some
more parts arrive. One shipment came two days ago. Mechanical, not
electronic parts are needed. George has been cleaning up #2 and
labeling #1. #1 is beyond filthy, looks like cat crapped in it, unID
white stuff. Biermann is handling all the programming and has some
client prospects for 9475 once it`s operational. Still uncertain
whether going to be sold. Neighboring property reclassified as
commercial or agricultural, and to be combined with WTWW property if
sold. George hopes WTWW will survive as a SW station (Glenn Hauser, OK,

This report dispatched at 0120 UT November 19