Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs February 10-11, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs February 10-11, 2024

Sunday, February 11 2024

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Feb 10 at 2300, LRA36 is on again,
tnx to advance notice from Adrián Korol of RAE via Manuel Méndez. My
favorite Argentine SDR is offline, so I bring up another one with a
rather noisy signal, but 2301 s/on M&W chatting. It`s quite distorted
too and hard to understand, maybe fault of rx not tx? 2327 I try
Brasília and find it just as bad, so transmitter fault. Too painful to
keep listening. By 0000 Feb 11 modulation improved but now someone is
on a lofi phone line. 0013 into lofi music, but still mostly talk with
some distortion; very rapid and colloquial conversation, rather than
broadcast-quality speech with clarity and comprehension in mind. 0029
check direct: audible at S4 about the same as noise level. Argentine
SDR also has intermittent high noise cutting on and off (Glenn Hauser,

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Sat Feb 10 at 1044 UT when I happen to awaken,
``The Moldau`` is just ending and program ID as `Gameplay` -- so that
reconfirms the secret programming Sats at 4-5 am CT i first ran across
a few weeks ago. Still not acknowledged by KUCO in skedgrid nor in
alfabetical program list. I search it out, to much more info and
access to episodes:
This was once on the KUCO sked during an evening waking hour before
the massive programming shuffle a few months ago. Still undiscovered,
what other secret program occupy the previous hour, Sat 3-4 am CST =
09-10 UT.

Another recent unexpected change. Lane Whitesell`s post-Met unnamed
vocal fill-music show has been reduced by an hour, ending Sat at 4 pm
= 22 UT, with 22-23 UT now occupied by `Footlight Parade` an hour
earlier than before with 23-24 UT now containing `Dinner and a Movie`,
more cinemusic which I hear for the first time today, but whence? On
Feb 10, Met was shorter than usual ending at 1950 UT after love-duets
for Valentine`s Day, so Lane still had plenty of time to fill.

Another2 change I had not noticed before but does show on sked:
`Classical Guitar Alive` Saturday at 14-15 UT = 8-9 am CT, while
`Performance Oklahoma` replay has shifted an hour later to 9-11 am CT
= 15-17 UT; axually usually more like a sesquihour, but allows for
variable lengths. Original airing is at 7 pm CT Thursdays = 01 UT
Fridays. I would like to think that the latening results from a
request I made months ago that 8 am was too early on a weekend.

Since Kimberly Powell resigned a year ago, the new host has been
relying more on recordings of UCO faculty members` own performances,
rather than live events - that`s OK if there aren`t enough for a new
liver every week. I find his announcing style annoyingly stilted,
sorry; and he also needs some foreign language study.

Note that despite its huge roster of programs, publicradiofan.com
still has NO listings for `Gameplay`, `Reel Music`, nor `Dinner and a
Movie`! Searching on the last title leads to loads of hits, all about
a cooking TV show on TBS, revived last year, surely something else!
Adding radio to the search gets it: out of KCME Colorado Springs:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. I sent this to Matt Rogers, host of `Reel
Music`, i.e. cinematic, which is on KUCO 90.1 Fridays at 2 pm and
Saturdays at 11 am CT = Thu 20 & Sat 17 UT:

``Enough snackbar --- Matt, Thanks for Reel Music, which I always
listen to on KUCO, sometimes twice. While the vintage snackbar
announcements were cute the first time, may I please ask you to phase
them out? We listen to public radio to avoid hard-sell commercials!
While these are all in fun, they do clash severely with the rest of
the program. Why not have a contemporary hi-fi, soft-sell, perhaps
female, voice record exactly the same texts and run those for a while?
Regards, (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK``, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, Feb 10 at 2303, VOT English not off the air,
S9+25/35 into UTwente. Final news item is about Turkish activity in
Antarctica on Dismal Island - or Disney? sounds like, and Horseshoe
Island; just as I am hearing LRA36 on another remote. 2310 into `The
Energy Agenda`, 2318 music. Too much else going on this hour to listen
continuously. 2349 more nice music. 2354 quick s/off as if the 1330 on
13635; 2254.5 IS got about an icosasecond before chopoff, no finesse,
uncovering XJRTV in Chinese, std denunciations (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2229 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday February 10 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S7/S9 good into Missouri

Also confirmed Saturday February 10 at 1540 the 1530 on SW Radio,
Germany, 6160.000, S9/+15 into UTwente. At 1600 QSY to 3975.

Also confirmed Saturday February 10 at 1834 the 1830 on SW Radio,
Germany, 3975.001, S9/+10 into UTwente.

Also confirmed Saturday February 10 at 2030 on WRN North America
webcast and WRMI webcast-only.

Also confirmed Saturday February 10 from 2035 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO,
S9+19 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-Italy
2230 UT Sunday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0930 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 6160
2030 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 3975
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 #2228][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed every 2024 week]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

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which includes one imaginary airing on 5130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Pre- `AAAWWW` WBCQ chex into NH SDR, Feb 10 at 0046: 3265
OFF. 5130.273 ATATT. 6150.933 TOMBS. 7489.951 FKB. 9330.000v WLCR.
0100 start of show monitored on 5130+ which is not quite ATATT. New ep
since he refers to Tuck`s Putin interview. Always fiddling with
Angela`s mike at start. Talking about his antique autos. Spotchex
later, politix, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Feb 10 at 1937, George McClintock calls for a
radiocheck as he has this WTWW frequency running. It`s rather weak and
fading here, maybe S6 before shutting off, while neighbor 9980 WWCR is
inblasting, S9+30. Says running about 40 kW on 9475, maybe less
favorable antenna than WWCR. Also says waiting on one part to get #1
transmitter going again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0047 UT February 11