Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2024

Tuesday, April 02 2024

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS completely updated for A24 season:

** ANTARCTICA [non]. Correct date for this was Sat Mar 30 of course,
not 31:
15475.98 RC USB, Sat Mar 30 at 2226, NO signal of
LRA36 into Argentine SDR; 2303 recheck something distorted and at
first there seems to be a JBA RC, then just heavy splash from 15480
Chinese. Not in B23 skeds, but HFCC A24 shows CNR Beijing in Chinese
from 2300, 100 kW at 222 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BELIZE. 28258 CW, April 1 at 2210, EEEEEEEEEE VVV DE V31HQ/B
EK57NF. Just about the only beacon on band. Nothing about it on their
QRZ.com page but lots about their shack burning down 3 years ago, and
all the contributors to rebuild:
``V31HQ Belize flag Belize
BARC Headquarter * * * Club - Contest - Event Station * Belize Amateur
Radio Club
Maya Hill Rd, Blackman Eddy, Belmopan POB159, Belize`` (Glenn Hauser,

** COLOMBIA. 5910-, April 1 at 0124, JBA carrier, presumed Alcaraván
Radio still on, if not 24h, but no match for my line noise level
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, April 1 at 1524, RHC flanked by spurblobs approx.
plus/minus 3 kHz and much weaker plus/minus approx. 6 kHz. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. The Other Side:

Opinion - 'Electricity and Food' is also 'Homeland and Life'
Castroism owes its longevity to preventing the people who oppose it,
and might overthrow it, from organizing and advancing a coherent set
of ideas.
Rafaela Cruz La Habana 27 Mar 2024 - 16:33 CET
Protestors on March 17, 2024 in Santiago de Cuba.

It is difficult to find a revolution among those that have changed the
destiny of a nation, or humanity as a whole, that has not taken shape
based on the agglutinative economic misfortune of human groups only
having in common misery and a lack of hope in the system...
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 12060, Mon April 1 at 1537, S5 YL seems English intonation
but hardly can recognize a word. HFCC shows KSDA, 100 kW at 300
degrees, 1530-1600 English except bod = Tibetan on days 5 and 6 = Thu
& Fri. Hard to imagine Tibetans as Seventh-Day-Adventists, let alone
mainstream Christians. Culture clash (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALDIVES [non]. Re 11620, VOMK missing, Ron Howard replies: ``The
end of the Maldives Voice of the Martyrs Korea --- Hi Glenn - I will
miss the opportunity to listen to the rarely heard Maldivian (Dhivehi)
language. Here is my audio of a typical broadcast (Sept 27, 2023) -
https://app.box.com/s/rconybrcm6jaacpfkbhyd5wr94h1y6nh -- Ron


When this project began, we said that the “enemy was roaring like a
lion”, due to a series of events that almost stopped this project
before it started:

* The Maldives government thwarted the use of a medium-wave signal
directed that would target the Maldives.
* The Maldives increased their internet censorship and surveillance
towards Christian material.
* Our Maldivian radio announcers became worried about the recording
their voices for use on the broadcast and declined to record.
* Audio Bible content in the Dhivehi language, which was originally
promised, was found to be not yet approved for radio broadcast use and
additional Christian content in Dhivehi was hacked and deleted by the
* Our original radio partners decided that they couldn't offer any
additional help or assistance with the project . . . . .

* Recorded and broadcasted the gospel into the Maldives for 731 days
straight (once our broadcast ends on March 31st, 2024)"``


See that for much more about the obstacles they faced. Also led to
quite a discussion thread on the WOR iog. April DX Fanzine has two
QSLs for 11620 filed as Uzbekistan, tho station says nothing about
site. I`m convinced it cannot be UZB for propagational reasons, more
likely Taiwan or maybe Australia. Now that it`s all over with nothing
to lose, station should come clean and reveal true site! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950 USB, April 1 at 0136, pirate music S9/+10.
These say it`s Outhouse Radio, with some fuzzy OHR SSTVs:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925 AM, April 1 at 0137, JBA pirate music. These
say an unID turned into Captain Morgan Shortwave:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11800, March 31 at 2200, RRI English now here for A24, JBA
direct much weaker than 11785 TURKEY, q.v. But into Maryland SDR it`s
VG, supposedly -65 Hz offset - rx is miscalibrated as UTwente shows
.000 or at most minus one Hz. Maryland puts WWV 15000 minus 82 Hz,
10000 minus 55 Hz! At 2214 `RRI Encyclopedia`; back to Turkey for
mailbag which proves to be a repeat, so I quit that and resume
Romaniaing. `Culture Event` until 2225, `Romanian Without Tears`
language lesson, subject words about farming - many of them are
cognate to English or Spanish. But it`s hard to be sure of all the
proper phonemes without a visible text, reception even more perfect,
recording so repeatable. Over already at 2231, `Music A to Z`
featuring a popular singer from the 70s/80s. Unlike VOT, RRI axually
identifies the music played with info about the performers! 2242 `In
the Spotlight` about a foundation providing Romanian language texts
for Ukrainian refugee children, of which there are 32K in the country,
i.e. with translations I think to help them in schools. 2252 `Focus on
Romania` with a folk tune. 2255 s/off as broadcast for W Europe and
Japan, only. But here we are directly beyond WEu. 2256 IS once and
off, with finesse. Better produxion and English than VOT, and no
genocidal undercurrent (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 11935, April 1 at 1534, horrible blob still roaring,
S4/S5 direct. Also at 1945, S9+15 into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** SPAIN. 17855, March 31 at 2209 direct, NO signal from REE`s A24 NAm
frequency. It was on this morning. No English on Sunday, but better be
back by Monday 2200. Then checking Maryland SDR: 17855 off; 15520 ME
VG off the back S7/S9+5; much weaker on 15390, 17715. And yes, 9690 of
B23 is not on either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17715.13 approx., Mon Apr 1 at 1758, VP signal here, 1759
the REE IS JBA as S American beam to start at 1800 weekdays. By 1820
it`s closer to 17715.00. But still *no* signal on 17855 for N America!
One transmitter OFF; or on some unfound extraneous frequency? That
leaves 15520 our best chance backwards from ME beam. At 1825, UTwente
finds VG S9+20 17715.013; VG S9+15/20 15520.001; G S9+10 15389.992; NO
17855, nor possibly typoed 17885.

Mon April 1 at 2200 direct, still no 17855 for the first English
broadcast of the season! We could make do with 15520 to ME off the
back, S9+10/20 but noisy where the topic previewed is women in Spain
in engineering. 17715 for SAm is S9/+10 but fluttery and echoey. 15390
for Africa JBA. At 2215 I measure on the R75 without a correxion
factor: 17715.047; ASAP via UTwente at 2228, S6/S7 in Synch displays
17715.012 --- so at 17+ MHz, my rx reads 35 Hz high (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY [and non]. 11785, Sunday March 31 at 2200, A24 VOT English
is VG direct, S9+15/25, much better as to be expected than ex-5960 in
B23 at 2300. 11780 Brasil is not on, so no ACI thence: I`d think they
would surely be on for `A Voz do Brasil` hour. Now for convenience I`m
on the Maryland remote. 2216 ending repeat of `Weekly Analysis` about
Egyptian œconomy, music. 2222 TRT Vorld promo. 2223 `Letterbox`: host
is very sad because one of his best friends died yesterday after
battling cancer for 15 years: Therefore, this is a repeat of last
week. We`re sad for him too, but glad to hear something of a
humanizing element on such a broadcast! But tune-out this repeat. It`s
too convenient now to tune over to the RRI`s simul English 15 kHz away
on 11800, see ROMANIA. After it closes at 2256 I recheck 11785 and
it`s already off too, no extra German (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 17815, April 1 at 1523, S7/S9 strong sig, language? HFCC
now updated April 1 says VOT in Turkish, 13-16, 310 degrees to WEu, so
also NAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, April 1 at 2202, VOT English, S9+20/30 direct but
with horrible squeal, blobs roughly 11783.65 & 11786.35. ANF on the
R75 doesn`t help much: needs a sharp single het, not a blob. Good
excuse to dispense with monitoring it today. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler. Romania instead on 11800? JBA carrier direct.
Spain instead? q.v., our frequency is still AWOL. Or as Wolfgang
Büschel puts it:

``TRT at 22.00 UT April 1st noted on 11785 kHz, to ITU zones
4,7,8,9,11N,27,28W. TERRIBLE audio modulation performance, the FAULTY
Emirler unit in use on that channel, 9 x strings of 100 Hertz apart
distance seen / visible on either sideband, mean carrier 11785 kHz
string, = plus 18 x 100 Hertz distance apart strings in total,
powerhouse signal. 73 wolfie df5sx`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 13635, re my previous VOT log, published as 13625 in the
NASWA Flashsheet! Not my mistake, editor must have changed it, why?
Copying and pasting would prevent such errors (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2236 monitoring: Not confirmed
Sunday March 31 at 2000 UT, new summer timing, on IRRS via AM Italia,
1323 kHz, no signal into UTwente, nor nearby Noale SDR. Like Friday
March 29, off the air; what`s wrong? Not on LW 207 nor MW 918 either
-- but confirmed on IRRS webcast https://www.nexus.org/mp3/

Confirmed Sunday March 31 at 2130 UT, new summer timing, on SW Radio,
Germany, 3975.001, S9/+5 into UTwente; also confirmed // 6160.000 but
JBA S7, must be skipping over, and with dittering so bandwidth must be
below 7 kHz. Recheck UTwente at 2206 after SWR is really off, weak
6159.929, must be WBCQ TOMBS.

Confirmed UT Monday April 1 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 into Maryland
SDR. But cut to music at 0056 before I`m finished, 0059 sounds Arabic
bit, 0059.5 ID, 0100 TOMBS.

Also confirmed UT Monday April 1 from 0306 on Area 51 via WBCQ
6159.932, JBA into UTwente which I check for accurate readout, since
Maryland SDR calibration is way off; but at UTw heavy ACI from Turkey
English now on 6165.005 not to N America. Late start since JL was in
no hurry to gotta-go.

Also confirmed Monday April 1 at 1945 the 1930 on SW Radio, Germany,
into UTwente, S9+5/10 on 6160.001, S9+10/15 on 3975.001. Next:

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
2330 UT Tuesday SW Radio, Germany 3975 [NEW]
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2235][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1400 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
1930 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1630 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 6160

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** U S A. (7490v), March 31 at 2258, WBCQ webcast, I almost forgot to
check this Sunday the ex-UBMP/FTIOM hour, as I was monitoring Spain,
Turkey and Romania, qqvv. from 2200, but just in time to hear a very
lofi rendition of `Easter Parade` tune, from some old movie? Unknown
what program, YL outro as this *was* an available timeslot at 7-8 pm!
timing an hour off; and `Plain Old Doug` show would be at 9 pm = 01
UT?? 2300 UT correctly into `Le Show` which I can listen to as long as
CBSTV is overrunning a stupid ballgame before `60 Minutes` past 2330
until 2343:

First story is about evidence that Russia is `Targeting Americans` as
in `Habana Syndrome`, microwave or ultrasound weapon, which has pained
American officials elsewhere including inside USA. Transcript, also
audiovideo should be availablized:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0255 UT April 2