Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs February 15, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs February 15, 2024

Friday, February 16 2024

** CUBA. 5025, Feb 15 at 0732, R. Rebelde programming presumed, back
on air at S9+40/45, VG (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2230)

** INTERNATIONAL WATERS [non?]. Re 4251, NJDM: ``Hi Glenn, A useful
url for locating marine traffic:
US Navy Warships Tracker (marinevesseltraffic.com)

And for the ship in question:
USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) NATO WARSHIP Current Position ( - DUAL
TRACKING - ) | Marine Vessel Traffic
David Ross`` -- That`s helpful; shouldn`t such info be classified?
Anyhow as of Feb 14, NJDM is right near Jaxonvil FL (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 8992 USB, Feb 15 at 1605, ``This is Raindrop`` and fonetix:
TDVUC7 repeated, then alfanumeric ``message follows`` starting with
those same 7. No echo but always background noise. I assume the same
ID is never used more than once?

Feb CIDX Messenger Utility column by Gilles Letourneau informs:
``HF Global Command (HFGCS) 4724, 8992, 11175 and 15016 kHz USB ---
One common use for the HFGCS is to place telephone calls from the
aircraft in flight [...] The HFGCS also carries Emergency Action
Messages (EAMs).

In addition to EAMs, the HFGCS carries a few other types of messages.
A higher priority code for orders is a Skyking Message, which is a
time sensitive message for orders that need immediate attention. Force
Direction Messages (FDM's) are also sent through the HFGCS, although
it is impossible to tell whether the message is an FDM or just another
EAM being read.

Although transmissions are often single sideband (SSB), the use of the
ALE transmission mode is more and more common. HFGCS complements the
use of satellite communications between aircraft and ground stations.

If you hear echo on the frequency you’re listening to, it is due to
the signal often being transmitted over several stations at the same
time.`` I have not happened upon a Skyking Message in many years
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2229 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, antenna: random long wires in the trees.
Dear Glenn: Update, confirming WOR #2229, WRMI:
5850, 0131, 0145, 0159 (55433-4), 0159, February 10 UTC 2024 [Sat]
9395, 0032, 0042, 0045 (55433), 0059, February 14 UTC 2024 [Wed]
9395, 0231, 0245 (55433-4), 0259, February 15 UTC, 2024 [Thu]
(Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Confirmed UT Thursday February 15 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9+10/20 into
Georgia SDR.

Also confirmed UT Thursday February 15 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, S9/+20
direct; after strange `ThankYou` show and 5 extraneous whistled notes
but no ID.

Also not confirmed after 1500 Thu Feb 15, imaginary time on WRMI

Confirmed Thursday February 15 at 1747 the 1730 on SW Radio, Germany,
3975.001, S9+10 into UTwente.

WORLD OF RADIO 2230 contents: Antarctica, Brasil, (China), Congo,
Cuba, France and non, Germany and non, International Waters non?,
Japan, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Newfoundland, Oklahoma and non,
Tibet, Turkey, UKQOGBANI, USA and non, Vanuatu; propagation outlook --
(countries mentioned along with others not in order)

WOR 2230 available from 0143 UT Friday February 16:
(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2230.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2230.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
Full schedule: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

2130 UT Friday IRRS 1323-Italy
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also webcast, phonecast; jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
1530 UT Saturday SW Radio, Germany 6160
1830 UT Saturday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 #2229][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

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Bob Zerilli, Hazlet NJ, for a contribution via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com - in US funds but not necessarily, and says,
``Thanks for your SWL dedication. I`m a longtime SWL and appreciate
you being out there``

One may also contribute via MO or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5010, Feb 15 at 0730, this WRMI is still on with JBA TOMBS
// 5850. Skedgrid still claims WRMI-14 is active with TOMBS at 04-11
UT on Sat & Sun only; while the System E TOMBS sked shows it never
overnight, still dated effective Jan 1, 2021! (Glenn Hauser, OK,

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900-6940 approx., Feb 15 at 0736, very strong S9+30
multicarrier/tone uteblaster. Would have discouraged pirates if any
active at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0214 UT February 16