Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 10-11, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs December 10-11, 2023

Tuesday, December 12 2023

** CUBA. 4765, Dec 11 at 0509, R. Progreso still on past local
midnight playing `Let It Be` -- yes, a song from the Free World, S9+30
but somewhat undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba;
5025 Rebelde is on now despite sporadic appearances (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 11 at 0513, RHC S9+20/30 but JBM in English, and
not at all anywhere else. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.989, Dec 10 at 2136, S9+30 of totally deadair in
English from R. Cairo into UTwente, twice as far off-frequency than
usual 9439.995, so different transmitter, or old one jostled?
Something`s egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Dec 11 at 2300, token English from SNR: after
news, 2308 first interview about El Camino de Santiago having
become a UNESCO World Heritage Site two sesquidecades ago. 2320 about
anniversary of Berlin Wall falling in 1989y, and start in Madrid of a
7-year exhibition about it with several heavy sexions of the Wall
itself. S9+30/40 direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.005, Dec 10 at 2319, VOT not off the air,
S9+35/45 into UTwente, 2320 `Weekly Analysis` by John -- but read by a
different YL voice than the usual ones, something about Israel &
Hamas. Says Israel has committed ``mass genocide`` -- guess that`s
even worse than mere genocide. 2352 ``with-you-every-hour`` promo;
2353 s/off with correct but incomplete English sked overlooking this
very broadcast. 2354 IS. Still on at 0000 timesignal several seconds
early and opening German, but off by next check 0006 Dec 11,
uncovering XJPBS East Turkistan, land of ChiCom imperialist genocide
against Uyghurs and other Moslems. Something`s always erroneous at

5960.005, Dec 11 at 2339, VOT not off the air in English, S9+30/40
into UTwente, ``always-by-your-side`` promo, `Feeling Supreme/The
Healing Spring` on natural remedies for osteoporosis; 2346
``with-you-every-hour`` promo, `Did You Know That`, badax on a 1,255
km-long river. 2351 s/off with English schedule, all-wrong local times
called UTC. Seems they have about 3 different versions of the s/on/off
with a variety of defects, alternating. 2352 IS, and off by 2353*
uncovering the 6CI of only S9+15/25, which had been an undercurrent,
std denunciation. Something`s always awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [non]. 6170, Dec 11 at 0515, S9+10/20 in African language.
EiBi shows VOA Hausa via ASCENSION this semihour only (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2220 monitoring: Also confirmed
Sunday December 10 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+5
and no QRM into UTwente across Europe.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 11 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 but
noisy into Durango2 SDR; still no noise blast first 14 seconds.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 11 at 0400 on Area 51 via WBCQ
6160-. Next:

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
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2219]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but confirmed last week]
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

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** U S A. (7490-), UT Mon Dec 11 at 0000, WBCQ webcast with music
instead of `Le Show`, 0005 outro `Plain Old Doug Show`, which has
replaced `Ginga Brasil` and Uncle Bill says his `Melting Pot` will be
on next Sunday at 2300. Very unusual for WBCQ to be running late like
this; had not noticed any buffering buildup and is more or less the
same on 7490v via Virginia SDR. `Le Show` starts immediately from
beginning, so maybe it too would run over past 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 9455, Dec 11 at 0521, WRMI-5 is OFF despite nominal 24/7
usage; should be `Legends` at 04-06 or -07 in self-contradictory
skedgrid. 9395 still on with TOMBS and much weaker 9955, // 9265 WINB.
Something`s off at Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9265v, Dec 11 at 0521, WINB with hymn on TOMBS // but not
synchro 9395 WRMI. Latest program sked dated Dec 3 shows this TOMBS
segment daily at 0502-0658; then DRM somewhere from 0700, weekends
from 0800. I thought all WINB DRM had been dropped months ago.
DRMRX.org sked shows no WINB. But HFCC has these registrations, all
07-08 daily 7330;
08-09 S/S 13655;
08-11 M-F & 09-10 S/S 9265;
11-12 M-F 15125;
12-17 M-F 15725. [I should not have to punxuate these, but some
destinations delete the line breaks, saving trees?] WINB never
disclosed the purpose or who was sponsoring these broadcasts which
were hybrid, half programming, half encrypted? digitalism (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Early UT Mon Dec 11, WTWW & WWCR are on, ops normal, despite
tornado hitting Nashville, I know not where exactly, much worse in
Clarksville, already devoid of SW stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 660, Dec 11 at 0526 UT Navajo chanting, segué to country
song in English, culture clash! Suspect KTNN, AZ/NM, dominating
channel, so on 50 kW ND day pattern not protecting NYC? (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW 9/kHz carrier search, Dec 11 at
0459: 567, 576-2, 684, 738, 774, 891, 1107, 1125, 1296, 1341, 1503,
1566, 1710. Later on a 10/kHz bandscan at 0527 another one not noted
earlier: 711 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 810.6 kHz approx., het against 810 stations, no audio
pullable but seems too strong to be a local birdie and nonesuch noted
here before. Nothing any more than +045 Hz in mwoffsets list (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0109 UT December 12