Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 13, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs January 13, 2024

Sunday, January 14 2024

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Jan 13 at first check
1958, NO signal from LRA36 into best Argentine SDR, just S6 noise
level. Of the four, another hears it not either despite only S3 noise
level; and the other two are maxed out. Nothing several chex later,
finally at 2340 nothing into the four. Could it be that Argentina`s
wacko new far-right Pres. ``Chainsaw`` Milei is already getting rid of
public broadcasting? Anyone hearing RNASG earlier or later today? RAE
relays via WRMI may become even more unreliable if at all. See these
press via Bill Tilford, WOR iog:
Remember, last week LRA36 was mostly a relay of Radio Nacional, little
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4885, Jan 13 at 0817, R. Clube do Pará, S9+10 but VP with
music, then perceptibly Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 6100, Jan 13 at 2313, Chinese music S9+20 which
has occupied the entire CRI Portuguese service for years, except for
maybe an announcement, same as on 13650 relay via Cuba but not
synchronized, also S9+20. HFCC shows 6100 as 500 kW direct from
Beijing site aimed NW to far Brasil. Following my unID report of 6100
on Dec 26, Terry Krueger, FL now reports:

``T/in 2245 JAN 12, 2024 my tonight fair with nonstop traditional CH
instrumentals. No transmitter break 2257 nor time sounders TOH. 2340
revisit: indeed parallel 13650 from Commie brothers Cuba.
Surprisingly, very slight delay at Cuba, with 6100 very good, 13650
almost excellent and good modulation. Saving the best remaining
transmitters for CRI? But why is CRI running so many transmissions
with no content? I suppose I should be glad, as the content is better
than the nonsense economy verbiage.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 11615, Jan 13 at 2321, S9/+10 of double Chinese with echo,
i.e. CNR1 jammers against the only 11615 scheduled, this hour only,
RFA via Tinian, of which I hear nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Jan 13 at 0745, JBA Spanish S5 vs local noise bursts,
therefore RHC way overtime and way weak. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. At 2322, Spanish at S9+20/30 with plenty modulation. Is
difference only due to propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 6000-6005-6010, Sat Jan 13 at 0808, S9+30 of DRM noise, per
HFCC, TDF Issoudun daily 0800-0900, 100 KW at 350 degrees to CIRAF 17,
18, 27, 80 = Iceland, rest of Scandinavia, Finland, France, UK,
uninhabited central N Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland. Is
this really on every day, with what content? drmrx.org says irregular,
French (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955 USB, Jan 13 at 2310, hard rock S9/+20.
Initially many unID reports here, then Thunder Chicken Radio per SSTV:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, Jan 13 at 1643, JBA music at S5 = noise
level, no doubt Hikari FM pirate. Also Jan 13 at 2320, JBA S6/S7
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, UT Sat Jan 13 at 0759, I belatedly remember to
check KUCO for anomalous programming early Saturday morning, as first
noted a biweek ago; see my Dec 30 report. A few sex of ``ambient``
music before ToH ID, so maybe still `Beyond the Barrier` instead of
syndicated classical host Peter Van De Graaf. Then at 0800 UT starting
`Café Chill`! Another new show not on KUCO skedgrid in UT -6:
nor on alfabetical list of programs:

Here`s about Café Chill:

Awakened at 0935 UT by music blaring from the ENE paperboy car,
delivering the new ``Weekender`` merging the Sat & Sun editions,
Monday`s already deleted months ago; I quickcheck 90.1: music again
sounds ``ambient`` rather than classical.

BTW, KUCO reception has deteriorated. Under `dead` conditions it used
to make it to household radio with rod antenna; not any more. It
always has to compete with stronger 89.7 and 90.3 OK signals, and KHCC
R Kansas 90.1 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** RUSSIA. 9996 CW, Jan 13 at 0748, second pips at S4, doubtless RWM
Moskva/Taldom timesignal station; surprisingly MUF holding this high
thru winter night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.005, Jan 13 at 2312, VOT not off the air,
S9+20/30 direct, already past the news with recipe for something
involving lots of copper. Recheck via UTwente at 2344 when measured:
music at S9+35/40; 2354 s/off only for the 1330 on 13635! something`s
always awry at Ankara; 2355 IS about twice until off uncovering
Chinese from XJPBS - or ``Xinjiang Radio Televiziye``, as Zacharias
Liangas says XJRTV is now IDing, at least in Kazakh on 7340 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 356 MCW kHz, Jan 13 at 0825 UT, ODX is JBA = 25 watt NDB at
Ord, Nebraska, occasionally heard. Not much else now vs HNL (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13563.5 CW, Jan 13 at 1641, PCO, HIFER beacon from Pine,
COlorado is JBA; getting to be regular. 2318 a bit better so I can
tell that there is a dash between each group of 3 PCO`s (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2225 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
January 13 at 1700 & 2030 on WRN N America webcast; also 2030 on WRMI
webcast only.

Also confirmed starting at 2032 Sat Jan 13 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO,
S9+23 into nearby SDR. Next:

0100 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
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
2220vUT Sunday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975 [? heard Dec 31]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
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 #2224][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3, 10]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some spare US$ to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA; preferably by MO or
check on a US bank

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

** U S A. WBCQs check Jan 13 at 0055, pre-AAAWWW into NH SDR: 3265+
OFF, 5130.275, 6159.935, 7489.965, 9330.017v. 0100 on 7490-, first
AAAWWW of New Year, so not a repeat like last week. Or, did he stamp
this as the first day of 2024? That would have been local Monday
instead of Friday. They are in Deland of Fla where it`s now warm, 72
degrees. Angela is either dressed up for the radio, or half-naked: I`m
confused. Opening topic is antique automobile repairing, etc., yawn,
his major hobby/business; at least preferable to politix; but plenty
of ``Democrats are Communists`` delusions at later check (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, WTWW update from George McClintock calling Jan 13:
still can`t get 9475 to go by #2 transmitter, with programming ready to
start. Ex-Continental engineer coming back at end of Jan to get #1
transmitter going and maybe #3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 4939.986, Jan 13 at 0559, Estación 4940, S9+12 into
Miami SDR with music thru hourtop, by 0607 YL Spanish talk presumably
sermon. Recheck 0815 in music, S9+20 direct. Hearing it in the 06/08
UT bihour is normal and rarely bothered to log, but checking now
following this report: I`m rarely monitoring around 0515 but never
heard a ``s/off``. If so, they must come right back on shortly:

``From: billmcdavitt via groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 11:55:40 AM GMT+1
Subject: [bdxc-news] Estacion 4940 Venezuela

Estacion 4940 seems to be back on a regular daily schedule. Their
signals have been good here (Florida) lately. Not sure when they sign
on but they always abruptly shut down at 0515 UTC, typically in the
middle of a song. Station ID on the hour usually followed by the very
distinctive and long Venezuela National Anthem. Yesterday they played
a Willie Nelson song called "An Evening Prayer", of course in EE just
before station ID. Their programming seems to be very well put

Also had QRM from 4942-USB: see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4942 USB, Jan 13 at 0602, listening to 4940 station via
Miami SDR, QRM from hi side: definitely in Russian, 2-way ``как ---
понимаете``, repeated a few times, word in between I could not copy.
Maybe asking if someone is hearing him (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9899.94, Jan 13 at 0750, JBA carrier. Nothing near this
time in Aoki or EiBi; HFCC has an ex?wooden registration for
Spaceline, Bulgaria at 0800-1300, 250 kW, 126 degrees to CIRAF 39 =
Turkey/Saudi/Yemen; but more likely to be off-frequency thus is
Tashkent (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0057 UT January 14