Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs April 23-24, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs April 23-24, 2024

Thursday, April 25 2024

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Apr 24 at 2209, I can almost imagine a
JJBBA RC direct from LRA36. This is Wednesday but am checking now
since there was one report of it last Wed Apr 17 by Roberto Pavanello,
in the playdx iog which keeps running some years after the passing of
its founder Dario Monferini: ``[playdx2019] TIPS da Vercelli 15476USB
17/4 20.40 R. Nac. Arcangel S. Gabriel - Base Esperanca SS talk
suff`` -- I meant to check earlier when it might have been on again.
No current/recent info from station about its scheduling. It used to
have a Wed airing as well as Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140 & 11760, Apr 24 at 1908, NO signals direct from RHC
English hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC. The Other Side:

Cuba: the old relationship between rationing and totalitarianism
At the root of rationing in Cuba is the system's productive incapacity
and its control over its people.
Dimas Castellanos, La Habana, 22 Abr 2024 - 21:22 CEST

On Monday, April 15, Cuba's Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a
message asking the faithful to pray for "mothers who are struggling to
feed their children," and stated that "our dear homeland is going
through very difficult times," recognizing that "Cubans are suffering,
crying, and lack the essentials."

The issue brings us back to the "supply" book, a government euphemism
for its rationing of basic groceries. Since only what is produced can
be distributed, since the implementation of rationing the quantity and
quality of the items regulated have been dwindling, and delivery times
have increased.

When rationing was first implemented, Cubans received beef, chicken,
oil, butter, condensed milk, toilet paper, coffee, rice, grain, and
industrial products, thanks to Soviet subsidies. Currently the monthly
distribution consists of seven pounds of rice (3.2 kilograms), four
pounds of sugar, half a liter of soybean oil, a pack of 115 grams of
"mixed coffee" (coffee with peas does not qualify as coffee, according
to the International Coffee Organization, when the mixture is more
than 5%; in Cuba it is 50%), five eggs, ten ounces of beans, and one
pound of chicken...``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11935v, Apr 24 at 1709, buzzroar S9+15 into UTwente.
Synchlox as I toggle back and forth: 11935.320.27; at 1710,
11935.321.03; at 1711, 11935.319.78. Quick recheck at 1926: still
going. Not a hint of any program audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 11645, Apr 24 at 2256, open carrier S9+10/15 into
Jakarta SDR; 2259 tone test; 2259.5 BBCWS promo, ID, 2300 timesignal
about 3 sex late as received, plug next show about health after news,
2301 news. This is a new frequency via USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES,
effective today, ex-11825; 250 kW aimed 200 degrees for Indonesia
centred about Jakarta. Not clear what was the problem with 11825.
Listings showed no co-channel anywhere this hour; only possible
adjacent QRM would be 11830 CRI Spanish via East Turkistan, but which
should not be a problem in target.

11645 is the *only* scheduled BBC English channel this hour in its
ever-shrinking SW output. I believe some N Americans had been
listening to it, perhaps via longpath. I check it direct after 2306
and find it JBA S3/S4; 11825 vacant; 11830 presumed CRI JBA S4/S5.

9440 remains at 22-23 on same parameters. Checking it direct at 2213,
when it is also the *only* BBC channel, it`s JBA slightly offset + and
bothered by a carrier on 9441.00; have to tune LSB for any chance to
listen. Het might be jamming, tnx to the ChiCom where they have
allowed far too many megadenizens to understand English (Glenn Hauser,

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed Apr 24 at 2200, token triweekly English from
SNR, VG direct and almost as good backward on 15520, starts talking
about World Book Day, celebrated in Spain by public readings of Don
Quijote de la Mancha, not only in Castilian but translations. One
lasted 48 hours. Says Spanish is #2 language in world, 500
megaspeakers native plus 600M as second language. After news, 2210
Justin Coe voice with contact info including complicated postal
address. 2212 feature interviews curator of a photography exhibition
until 20 July by the Banco de España, about history of Spain, not just
the bank. Naturally, no visual element to this radio report (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, Apr 24 at 2200, no signal direct from VOT English
for second night in a row; still nothing later in hour into UTwente,
nor a possible 9875 overrun. Something`s very erroneous at Emirler.
Need to check whether others be absent such as 0300 on 7275, 6165
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2239 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday
April 23 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9+20 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Tuesday April 23 from 2330.6 on SW Radio, Germany,
3975.002, S8/S9 into UTwente.

Also confirmed Wednesday April 24 from 1930.8 on SW Radio, Germany,
into UTwente S9+5/15 on 6160.000, better than S9/+5 on // 3975.001.

Also confirmed Wednesday April 24 at 2100 on WBCQ 7489.939, S8/S9 into
Maryland SDR. Next:

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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This report dispatched at 0022 UT April 25