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

Glenn Hauser logs November 19, 2023

Sunday, November 19 2023

** ALASKA. 6075, Nov 19 at 0801, KNLS IS and opening English hour
``from the top of the world to the Indian Ocean``, VG S9/+20; program
previews including nonsensical ``Creation Moment``, and into some pop
music to appear hip. They pretend to be in Alaska, but I think the
programming comes out of Tennessee (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 6179.95 approx., Nov 19 at 0804, RNA VG S9+25 with music
but considerably off-frequency. EiBi and Aoki both show 0750-0300 but
I think it is anything but continuous with a brief morning broadcast
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIZUELA [and non]. 4940, Nov 19 at 0754, mystery station
alternating YL in English, OM in Spanish, one consecutively
translating the other, probably sermon, S5/S8 direct. Earlier check
circa 0415 found no signal next to 4930 VOA BOTSWANA (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA [and non]. 9490+, Nov 19 at 0332, S9/+10 of dead air and a
trace of pulse jamming. Must be the always-off-frequency TDF FRANCE
unit which carries RMI`s Radio República, currently HFCC registered as
01-02 & 02-03 separately but both daily, 150 kW at 285 degrees. In
practice, RR has had a different span on weekends than weekdays. EiBi
now shows 01-02 daily, adding 02-04 on Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon; and this
is UT Sunday. Aoki shows 01-02 daily, adding 02-03 on days 1267 =
Sun/Mon/Fri/Sat. WRMI skedgrid is still dated B22! --- 01-02 on days
234 = Tue/Wed/Thu, 01-03 on days 5671 = Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon, 03-04 also on
days 5671 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 5800, Nov 19 circa 0415 and still at 0757, jamming
vs nothing as WRMI is not on at these hours, and when it is earlier,
nothing worthy of jamming. Or is there? WRMI-10 5800 atop skedgrid
shows Freedom Synergy Radio at 03-04 on System B -- but NOWHERE to be
found on the program skeds below. IIRC it`s Latin American oriented,
pro-Taiwan and thus anti-Communist, but in English. Nothing about it
now to be found on the Programming page either, altho not all of that
is text-searchable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, Nov 19 at 0413, S9+50 of CRI relay but JBM, still
blowing away Alcaraván Radio. Is that the music I can detect? No, it`s
Chinese. The first hour at 03-04 is supposed to be in English, not
Mandarin as I said last time. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 19 at 0415, RHC is S9+20/30 but JBM in presumed
English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. As of Nov 19, WRMI skedgrid shows another WOR
airing, previously dropped and now timeshifted: Thursday 1500 on 9955;
to be confirmed. That would be final SW airing of weekly cycle. Wish
it could be on Friday as first airing.

WORLD OF RADIO 2217 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday November 19 at
0416 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9/+20 direct, about 1 minute into so
started on-time at 0415.

Also confirmed Sunday November 19 at 1130 on WRMI 9955, S9+25 direct.

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

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)

** U S A. Re: ``Something`s really wrong at WBCQ: UT Nov 18, at 0050
preparing to check `AAAWWW`, 7490.061 is JBA S4/S5 into Maryland
SDR,`` Uncle Bill responds:

``I checked in with the station myself. There has apparently been a
perfect storm of computer issues and ongoing problems with 7490's
usual transmitter (7490 is currently on a lower-powered backup). We
should know soon enough whether the computer issues have been fixed.
The transmitter prognosis is less clear`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Nov 19 at 1534, is WRMI finally going DRM? Not
exactly: DRMish noise sidebands but not as broad as standard DRM and
still an AM carrier in middle. Trying a remote in DRM doesn`t get it.
Same at further random chex, presumably missing any AM announcements,
as this is:

``Shortwave Radiogram, 17-20 November 2023 (program 330): Another
EasyDRF Special ---
The next Shortwave Radiogram will be another EasyDRF special produced
by Daz Man in Australia. EasyDRF is a Windows application program for
sending files over radio using HamDRM format. EasyDRF is somewhat
complex and less tolerant of difficult reception conditions than our
MFSK and other digital modes. But when it works, the results are
dazzling. Our previous EasyDRF special was 11-16 May 2023.

Daz Man’s instructions for the EasyDRF are below. Please take the time
to read them. Note that Daz provides a link to an audio file, so that
you can practice decoding EasyDRF before the actual broadcasts
begin...`` https://swradiogram.net/

FYI: I applaud Kim Elliott`s efforts to promote new modes on SW, but
personally I have more than enough to monitor in AM, SSB, CW or NBFM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 12050, Nov 19 at 0410, JBA Spanish; and 15610, JBA carrier:
no doubt WEWN on its expanded usage of `day` frequencies at night,
both now available until 0600, but hardly propagating (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, not a total 9/kHz
bandscan, Nov 19 at 0321: 1107, 1098, 1089, 891, 855, 621 kHz.

Another at 0749: only 855, 774, surely Spain this late (Glenn Hauser,

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) date and time were missing: 1937
UT Nov 15

UNIDENTIFIED. 9800, Nov 19 at 1537, S7/9+5 of dead air. Probably VOA
via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, Korean scheduled 13-15 & 19-21; surely they
don`t leave it on for the entire 4-hour break (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT November 19