Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 12, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs March 12, 2024

Tuesday, March 12 2024

** EGYPT. 9440v, Mar 12 at 2228, no signal from R Cairo into UTwente.
Earlier it had been reported active on 9900 during French. Something`s
always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 21610-21615-21620, March 12 at 1556, DRM noise at S9 and
nothing else on 13m band. It`s TDF ISS spanning 1530/1900 per EiBi
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 15215, March 12 at 2205, ``Silent Night`` in oriental
language, S0/S2, Vietnamese as sked this hour from KSDA. Could it be
the 7DA hint their saviour was really allegedly born in springtime,
not that pagan winter solstice nonsense? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 17630, March 12 at 1557, American English discussion of AI,
S7/S9 one of best signals on band. Therefore must be CRI as scheduled
via Bamako toward E Africa. So this keeps Mali on SW despite absence
lately of ORTM. The Malians ought to insist as part of the relay deal,
the ChiCom keep their own transmitter working properly (Glenn Hauser,

** TURKEY. 5960.005, March 12 at 2300, VOT not off the air in English,
VG S9+35/45 into UTwente as usual M announcer signs on the 1330
broadcast -- only, which is also often the only one mentioned at
sign-off, and into news - or rather olds, no newer than 9.5 hours ago!
Something`s always awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17680, after yesterday`s surprise appearance of R. Martí at
1939, checking earlier in the day March 12, not on before 1700, but on
by 1744 recheck, probably from 1700, VG S9+15/25 signal into UTwente.
It`s Spanish but all about Ukrussia rather than Cuba, first playing
satirical folk?song in Ukrainian or Russian with Putin in the lyrix.
1746 RM 1180 ID. 1747 phone interview about topic A. 1755 VOA sounder
and USG editorial, in Spanish, about you-know-what. 1800 contact info
on social nets, email, and `Abriendo Espacios` show opening, half an
hour about ``Cuban women`` but also really about Ukrussia, and lasts
until 1842 IDs again. UTwente is getting nothing but carriers at best
from 11860, 11930, 13820, as to be expected aimed at Cuba; checking
Maryland remote, again totally non-// programming to 17680.

Meanwhile a source at Grimesland says it`s a new service to reach
Cubans fighting for Russia in Ukraine -- volunteers, or convicts? --
as if they had time or inclination to listen to RM! 250 kW at 45
degrees. Further listening to 17680 is nothing but topic-A in Spanish.
1849 repeating the VOA editorial. Interviewing native-Spanish speaking
Ukrainians, 1857 a profesora Tatiana in Odesa; 2030 Anastasia Schmidt?
from Mikolaiv, with some accent. At 1856 had mentioned podcasts, and
that may be source of this audio, accounting for no breaks at
top-of-hours as to be expected on a `live` broadcast. Would not be
surprised at considerable repetition from hour to hour or day to day,
but would have to listen a lot more to determine that. 2034 a very
dramatic poem with music. 2036 discusses pronunciation of names
correctly in Ukrainian versions rather than Russian. 2043 the stirring
Ukrainian national anthem, not in Spanish. 2045 interview of Russlan
-- enumerating Russian losses in the war. 2100 VOA Yankee Doodle Dandy
s/ON, played twice, by mistake, pause, then 2102 VOA YDD s/OFF and
off*. So 17-21 UT daily? Or temporarily (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2233 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday March 12 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 into Maryland SDR, way
offbeam but I happen to have running, and ``getouttamyfrequency``
utenoiseblast audible first 14 sex.

Also confirmed Tuesday March 12 at 1300 [ex-1400] on WRMI 9955, S9
direct. Next:

2330 UT Tuesday 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 #2232][SW suspended but still streamed?]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

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** U S A. 15555 USB, March 12 at 2159, WJHR s/off with contact info
accompanied by `Old Rugged Cross` tune, and off 2200. 9275 WMLK was
also still on at 2159 but goone when I got back to it after 2200
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 750 kHz, March 12 at 0638 UT, two weak sigs
mixing, one talk, one rock. Checking since WSB had been reported off.
They make a SAH of 40/minute = 0.67 Hz apart. If on at full 50 kW U1,
WSB should be dominant. Shortly the music morphs to talk? Some net
talkshows do have music breaks. But *0647.8 what must be WSB cuts on
with bigsig talking. From experience, I know the most likely other one
would be CKJH, ``Beach [sic] Radio`` in landlocked Melfort,
Saskatchewan, 25/25 kW U4 despite supposed to be direxional-north at
night. Many Canadian MW fail to protect US stations as licensed. For
once, the SAH fits neatly per mwoffsets, both measured last August:
CKJH on 749.9995, WSB on 750.0002, i.e. 0.7 Hz apart!

IRCA posts in reverse order leading up to this:

``DX Alert: WSB 750 off air, Rick Kenneally, 2:06pm #40306 Wow,
catching up on Slack it seems much more than Argentina was heard.
Sounds like an amazing night on 750.``

``Paul Crankshaw 11:30am #40304 WSB off at 0410 utc but back on after
a stutter at 0640. See my Jaguar plot of 750 kHz carriers - attached.
Paul, Troon, Scotland``

``Rick Kenneally 11:22am #40303 Oh exciting! Normally I record
overnight on the west wire. But it came down in the windstorm so I’m
recording overnight on the south wire. Should be interesting. Will
review this weekend. Thanks Mike. Rick, Wilton, CT``

``Paul B. Walker, Jr. 5:22am #40302 The engineer is doing work, i just
saw him make a one line off handed remark in a facbeook post on his
page "goign to work on the legendary AM tonight" when posting a pic of
an FM transmitter. Regards, Paul Walker "The Alaska Radio Nerd"``

``Mike Westfall 5:06am #40301 Check out 750 kHz. WSB suddenly dropped
of the air at about 0410 UTC and is still off. Argentina was heard
here with Tango music. -- Mike Westfall`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carriers, not a full 9/kHz
bandscan this late, but checking a few likelies, March 12 at 0636 UT:
only 711, surely WESTERN SAHARA; nothing on 774 or 855 Spain, 891
Algeria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2312 UT March 12
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