Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 24, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs March 24, 2024

Sunday, March 24 2024

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, continued from last report, LRA36 ran
a little past 2400 UT March 23, with a song, stopped at 0005* March 24
with no formal s/off/despedida perceived (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 3310, March 24 at 0202, JBA carrier, presumed R.
Mosoj Chaski, often logged by Bob Wilkner, FL. I might have better
luck if I were ever DXing around 10 UT, and rid of OG&E`s line noise.
I`m still waiting for them to fulfill a workorder to fix it. Is this
the last remaining Latin American active on 90m? Almost! Tropical
Bands Monitor shows only one other, added since last year, 3365, R.
Cultura Araraquara, Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180-, March 24 at 0210, presumed RNA is audibly
off-frequency-minus as I tune in USB at 1-kHz steps; Wolfgang Bueschel
measured it at 6179.939 on Feb 10. And so is its neighbor as always,
XEPPM askew 6185-. This reminds me to bring this up: without axually
making a tally, it seems to me that stations are more likely to be
off-minus than off-plus, e.g. Tashkent; WBCQ always 6160- and almost
always 7490-, altho 5130++, etc. Is there some technical reason, such
as the way components age, for them to lose rather than gain Hz?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [non]. 17650, Sunday March 24 at 1442, S Asian? music,
S6/S7, 1446 talk. Only 17865 Martí Grimesland has better signal on
band. EiBi shows Bible Voice via Nauen, GERMANY, Sundays only in DR =
Dari; also Saturdays only in English; and English also on first
Saturdays only at 1400-1430 on 17650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Sunday March 24 at 1443, RHC Spanish at S5/S7 direct,
on the air for a change; JBA algo on 15230, RHC? EiBi & Aoki show
nothing else ever on 15230, and RHC at this hour. By 1504, confirmed
weekly Esperanto at shifted time ex-1600 UT during EST, only S6/S8
into Maryland SDR, nothing on 15230; and 11760 also Esperanto, poor
S5/S7. 1954 recheck, 15140 starting French,
presumably after some English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 6010-6015-6020, March 24 from *0209, DRM noise, which
wasn`t there a minute earlier when I tuned across. Another TDF test
nominally 0200-0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 6060, March 24 at 0208, S7/S9 carrier but can`t make out any
modulation. Could RHCuba be trying to revive this long dormant
frequency? Someone recently reported it a sesquihour earlier. I think
not. IRIB is running special Ramadan breakfast shows including on
6060, per EiBi, 2350-0050 in Kurdish, 0120-0220 in Turkish, presumably
instead of Arabic which had been running 6060 until 0230 from the
defunct Zahedan site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. A whole bunch on the Saturday night pirate band, UT
Sunday March 24 at 0212-0220, none of them strong enough to enjoy the
music or whatever, but logged for the record during only 8 minutes, at
rate of almost another one every minute; and then spending a lot more
time, 25 minutes, matching them up to HFU logs:

6963.65 AM, music S9 = noise level. Certainly a distinctive frequency!
Stern Radio:

6970 USB, music, rap? Solar Federation Radio:

6950 LSB, SFX noises, S9, Outhouse Radio, with SSTVs of other?

6934.95 AM, music: Boombox Radio, ``6935``:

6924.71 AM, music S6/S7: Captain Morgan SW, ``6925`` tho one had

6892 approx., roaring noise on LSB & USB, no carrier, off & on, ute?

6880 USB >also LSB, no carrier, music with a beat, S9, Radio 48 via
Mix Radio International, first reported 1944 UT Mar 23, past 0200 Mar
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2235 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday March 24 at 0000 on WRMI 9955, S8/9+10 into Maryland SDR;
Bonaire being tied up as often. Immediately preceded by that
buy-a-fruitcake-for-Xmas-to-support-SW promo/ad.

Also confirmed UT Sunday March 24 at 0349 about 9 minutes into so
started circa 0340 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, skipping badly via Missouri
SDR, but seems OK into Maryland buried in storm noise. Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2230 UT Sunday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW [? no show last week]
0930 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 6160
2030 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
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 #2234][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1400 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2100 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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check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK
73702. Many thanks this week for a generous quarterly check
celebrating Equinox and Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC.

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

** U S A. 1670 kHz, UT Sunday March 24, at 0152 UT, with a K-index of
5.67, I am hoping for some auroral conditions enhancing southsigs; but
routine MW bandscan hits 1 kHz tone restarting every 11.5 seconds, in
between, ``This is the Brewers Radio Network``. Got to be WOZN Madison
WI, sports format, and reported last August to have been really
carrying Milwaukee Brewers baseball. But their first silly ballgame
this season is not until March 28 v Mets - no wonder there is nothing
to broadcast tonight! Why not ``spring training``?

This also loops roughly NE/SW on the altazimuth wrist-mounted D-808.
At 0237 I check the stream, but we are deprived of tones, rather an
adstring. Claiming to be on air now is sportstalk show of Jody
McDonald starting at 9 pm CDT Sats: https://www.madcitysportszone.com/
0239 back to ``Jody Mac`` from CBS Sportsradio - Jody with a really
annoying voice sounds like a male person, but you never know. 0242 I
check 1670 direct and it`s still the tones & Brewers. This might have
been helpful for DXers afar, even if they could not copy the keyword
Brewers, nor could I at first. Maybe CBS SR is on their FM 96.7 only.
Obviously no one in charge of WOZN knows or cares what they are
mistransmitting on 1670, plugged into satellite downlink? Or web.

WOZN is our normally dominant 1670 here anyway. But at 0155 I counted
a SAH of 88/minute = 1.47 Hz; what could that be? There are only a few
other 1670s in N America. Probably WMGE in Georgia, which was 2 Hz
away, but mwoffset measurements were 25 months apart and each also has
a variable range. I have a hard time getting XEFCR in Reynosa, but
well-known for being much further off, 1670.047 as of 2024-03-14
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1958 UT March 24
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