Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 5-6, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs December 5-6, 2023

Wednesday, December 06 2023

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 5 at 0437, RHC with music in English? service, but
not on any other known frequency; 11760 something else, 12000 no
harmonic, 15230 JBA something else? No, nothing but RHC listed ever on
that. Something`s very2 wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760 // 15140, Dec 5 at 1629, RHC Spanish found only on
these, S4/S5 on the lower and S5/S6 on the upper, but 11760 sounds
louder (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Dec 5 at 2324, only active RHC frequency, in
Portuguese. None others found on 13, 11, 9 or 6 MHz bands; but the CRI
relays are on, at 2321, 5990 is S9+20/30 undermodulated; 13650
music-only VG too. JBA carrier on 11980, probably 2 x 5990 as nothing
scheduled fundamentally on 11980 at this hour. Something`s very wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, Dec 5 at 2131, R. Cairo, S9+20/35 into UTwente, YL
with news headlines, distorted but understandable; 2132 ID including
``Voice of Africa`` [?], feature of music and talk much more
distorted. Something`s egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE [non]. 11760, Dec 5 at 0438, checking RHC frequencies, this
one possible until as late at 0830 per EiBi, instead S9+10/20 of
Swahili with r-f-i ID pronounced in French in passing and a .sw
webref. Yes, via MADAGASCAR at 0430-0500 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 5 at 2318, REE already back on air after
publicized outage starting Dec 4 for work at the Noblejas power
station. Almost passes for Castilian, but it`s really Sefardí as sked
this semihour Tuesdays. S9+30, also on // in ascending frequency
order, descending strength: 12030, 17715, 17755 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** SWAZILAND. 11660, Dec 5 at 1628, TWR tinkling music-box IS and IDs
as from eSwátini, S4/S5 with flutter, probably longpath. HFCC says
Amharic/Oromo at 1630-1700 on 13 degree beam (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, Dec 5 at 2320, VOT detectable direct, S9+10 on
generous meter but JBA, between occasional local noise bursts of
S9+40. S9+35/40 into UTwente, 2347 ``always-by-your-side`` promo, and
multi-lingual ID filler reel, 2349 song. 2352 ``with-you every hour``
promo and s/off, this time with correct! UTs and B23 frequencies! But
incomplete, ignoring this very broadcast. 2353 IS starts; 2356
restarts with German IDs twice-minutely. Dec 6, 0000 almost accurate
timesignal and s/on extraneous German; right into Nachrichten, uses
same stingers/liners as English. 0009 Tuerkische Presseschau; 0011
``mit Ihnen alle Stunden`` promo, Musik. 0015 multi-lingual ID filler
reel; usw. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2219 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday December 5 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+30 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Tuesday December 5 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into
Missouri SDR, but only JBA into TWR Brownsville SDR closer to its
aiming. Again, no noise blast ute QRM spoiler audible during first 14
seconds; that over & done with?

Also confirmed Tuesday December 5 at 1426 the 1400 on WRMI 9955, S4/S6
direct. Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [ex-1000]
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [previous #2218][ex-1030]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW or 5130v?
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

Thanks to Doug Brown, London ON, for a generous cheque on a US bank
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702; and says ``Thanks for all
you do for this great hobby of ours``

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

** U S A. Greg Hardison has the answer to my quandary over VA vs GA on
"... 1690 is 'WMLB-AM` Atlanta ..." - WMLB is owned these days by some
r/wing reactionary in Virginia, same owner of WJFN/820 in Chester and
of late, WJFP/740 also in Chester, the one just outside of Philly,
along with possibly one or two others in the mid-Atlantic area. I've
seen indications in the past that all of the above are programmed out
of the Hub at WJFN, including local mid-Virginia sponsors and
references. Cheaper that way; saved overhead=more money left to give
to trump. My own funds say that you indeed did receive WMLB, on 1690,
with Red Neck Radio.`` Tnx, Greg (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0021 UT December 6