Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs February 20-21, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs February 20-21, 2024

Wednesday, February 21 2024

** BRAZIL. 15415.00, Feb 20 at 2253, JBA signal, presumably R. Clube
de Ribeirão Preto, long inactive. Has been reported reactivating, not
to be a SW station again, but to become eligible for a second FM
frequency to replace it in the `AM to FM` migration. So it may not
last long. How cynical. Our first news of this:

``My Brazilian colleague reports that he was last week working at
"Sistema Clube of Ribeirão Preto in order to put the 15415 kHz back on
the air." The transmitter is a Philips 1 kW box, circa 1965 (Ben
Dawson, Hatfield-Dawson Consulting Engineers, Feb 3)``

Then earlier Feb 20: ``Rádio Clube de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo,
Brazil, reactivates its old transmitter on short waves, at a frequency
of 15415 kHz. They did this because the Brazilian government expanded
the law for migrating radio stations from medium waves to FM, also
including concessions in short waves and tropical waves. This could
result in the temporary return of many inactive Brazilian radio
concessions on tropical waves and short waves. When they reactivate
the short wave and tropical wave frequencies, they will request
migration to FM and thus the owners gain another FM radio. 73 Jorge
Freitas, Feira de Santana, Bahia``

No doubt it would be better via SAm remotes I haven`t tried yet but
others have. An excellent frequency choice as EiBi, Aoki and HFCC show
absolutely nothing else on 15415 ever. Axually merely coincidental
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 20 at 2252. RHC Spanish S9+30 with squeal and hash
gradually diminishing out to plus/minus 15 kHz = 11745/11775.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 7580, Feb 20 at 0728, JBA Japanese as VOK
starts at 0700. Much better JJ on 7380 from NHK direct (Glenn Hauser,

** MALDIVES [non]. 11620, Feb 20 at 1523, YL in presumed Dhivehi,
S9/+25 one of bestsigs on band; 1529 theme with drumming; 1529:45
quick English s/off as Voice of Martyrs Korea and off 1530*. Almost
always audible well from 1500, but relogged for the record;
unbelievable site listed in Aoki, Uzbekistan; believable: Kununurra,
Australia if not Taiwan, but not confirmed. Unknown in EiBi;
deliberately absent from HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, Feb 20 at 1525, JBA signal; I remain
confident that it`s pirate Hikari FM, from Arizona or Sonora, as
originally identified on signature off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** OKLAHOMA. 255 kHz, Feb 20 at 0732 UT, still no signal from SW,
50-watt NDB in StillWater. I keep seeking it in every LW bandscan;
used to be audible day and night with tolerable lower noise level. RNA
list shows it last logged 2023-12-26. It`s had long temporary outages
before (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SWAZILAND. 15104.95 approx., Feb 20 at 1533, TWR music-box IS, ID
as Eswátini, 1534 into language; odd timing, running late? EiBi shows
15105 M-F 1532-1621 in TIG to EAf - would that be Tigre or Tigrinya?
``TIG Tigrinya/Tigray: Ethiopia (4m), Eritrea (3m) [tir]``
Perceptibly off-frequency minus; is Manzini otherwise found askew?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TIBET [non]. 12125, Feb 20 at 1530, non-Chinese talk mixing with
music, S9+20. EiBi shows RFA Tibetan via TINIAN this hour only, so
with CNR1 jamming, maybe same as on 9940, which would be CNR1 jamming
against RFA Mandarin via SAIPAN this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY [and non]. 9610.007, Feb 20 at 2300, VOT English s/on
recognizable but VP despite S9/+10 on meter direct. Found here after
nothing on correct 5960 a few minutes earlier. 9610 is supposed to run
at 2130-2226 only for the previous English broadcast. At 2330 I check
UTwente: still nothing but XJRTV in Chinese from EAST TURKISTAN. 9610
still with VOT but extremely heavy CCI equal strength totalling
S9+15/20, which must be the only other schedulee, CNR8 Mongolian from
Beijing site. TRT includes 2337 outro `Weekly Commentary`, 2342
`Turkey`s Geomarked [sic] Products`.

Hey, let`s make it two totally wrong broadcasts! Stays on 9610 past
0000 Feb 21 with German which is not supposed to be on SW at all. The
QRM soon abates, CNR8 off earlier than expected 0100? But CRI Hakka
via Kunming starts at 0000. Some breakup in German mod, finally
offchopped at 0008? No, that`s my Internet interrupted! Back on by
0015, still German with lots of CCCCCCI. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2230 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday February 20 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, VP S7 into Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed Tuesday February 20 at 1405 the 1400 on WRMI 9955, S9
direct, no jamming audible. Next:

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

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``Thanks for your SWL dedication. I`m a longtime SWL and appreciate
you being out there``

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** U S A. 5085, Feb 20 after 2300, nor Feb 21 by 0020, no signal from
WTWW; not sure, but not noticed last few nights either. No word yet on
latest problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Feb 20 at 0727, music S7/S8, RV reactivated, a bit
better signal than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** YEMEN [non]. 11819 approx., Feb 20 at 1527, roar at S7/S8, the
totally defective Sa`udi transmitter for Republic of Yemen Radio. Even
worse, also direct, at 2250, S9+10, maybe a hint of program audio in
the mush with USB tuning. Something`s sorry in Sa`udi Arabia (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. OG&E local line noise level has abated slightly, so I
detect some more LW beacons, but not well enough to copy IDs:

258 kHz, Feb 20 at 0733, maybe with a dash = Canada. The *only* 258 in
dxinfocentre.com is ZSJ, 1000 watts from Sandy Lake, Ont., last logged
Dec 24, 2022 at 0728. RNA has only one other worldwide, LU in Angola.

336 kHz, Feb 20 at 0735, trace of a beacon/carrier. RNA shows only two
in Greenland, AA and QQ; and one other in N America, MA in Cadillac
MI, maybe miskeying at MET; all powers unknown. DXinfocentre.com shows
25 watts and only one more, in Tanzania (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13800 USB, Feb 20 at 1523, 2-way in Spanish, Intruders
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0026 UT February 21