Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2024

Tuesday, May 28 2024

** BRAZIL. 9819v, May 27 at 0649, no signal direct from R. Nove de
Julho; normally no more than a JBA carrier on signature off-frequency,
but not noticed late-night for some time. Could it be another gone
forever? ZY propagation is OK with RVM 9665v audible. Manuel Méndez,
Spain, reported May 26: ``9819, Rádio 9 de Julho, São Paulo, checked
this weekend at different times, it seems out of the air, just like
last weekend`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 24950 USB, May 27 at 2294, VE1SK calling CQ Parx on the
Air. Only phonesig on 12m and none on 10m. QRZ.com: ``VE1SK Canada
flag Canada, Stephen "Steve" Albert, 177 SUNNYLEA ROAD, WELLINGTON, NS
B2T 1A2, Canada`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13820, May 27 at 0638, pulsejamming not only impossible time
for R. Martí but also impossible season, yet none on 13605, the
A-season frequency it never runs overnight. More PJ against nothing at
0640 on 11860, stronger 9565; 0653 on 7355 & 7365. Yet 5025 Rebelde is
OFF at 0657; first things first! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
and the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4775.15 approx., May 27 at 0659, S5 JBA signal with music,
0700 Spanish with R. Tarma ID vs some CODAR swirshing. One of few
Peruvians left on SW. . Normally never heard overnight. On April 24,
at 0108-0136, Gianni Serra reported it on 4774.900v into UTwente.
Usually detectable overnight: 4810 JBA carrier vs utehash from R.
Logos, Chazuta (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Mon May 27 at 2200, token English from SNR, VG
S9+20/30 direct, and other 3 frequencies detectable, 15520, 17715,
15390. Feature after news to be about a May 16 move by the European
Commission against Meta over impact of social media upon children and
teens, the Digital Services Act, interviewing spokesperson about risk
to minors of addixion.

I see the Friday May 24 (``25``) podcast is now available:
``Michael Ignatieff and our stubborn historical patterns``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) see also UNIDENTIFIED

** TURKEY. 11795.009, May 27 at 2209, VOT English is here instead of
11785! Punch-up error? At 2158 tuning direct found no sig on 11785 or
9875, presumed off; but tuning up to compare 11800 RRI reception, at
2209 I hit SW Asian music, drumming and chanting, on 11795 where there
is normally nothing at this hour, surely not VOT which would be in
olds this early in hour. But at 2213 English intro by the only OM
announcer, to `The Energy Agenda`, a VOT program! This rates S9/+20,
stronger than RRI.

At 2222 via UTwente measured as above, usual +9 Hz offset like
11785.009 had been. Into UTw heavy ACI from Romania 11800, inescapable
even by LSB tuning. 2223 `That`s Why`, Ms Badax, something about
salinity in the oceans covering 2/3 of Earth; then music. 2243
``with-you-every-hour`` promo, more music. 2247
``always-by-your-side`` promo, more music. 2252 WYEH again. 2253 s/off
as if satellite and internet only, so no chance of citing 11785 or
11795; and into IS until chopoff at 2254.7*. Which frequency will VOT
not be on tomorrow? Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 17655, May 27 at 1550, S7/9+10 into TWR RSA SDR, song
from VOA, not Portuguese coverage of silly basketball tournament in
Rwanda as had been previewed. Site is SAO TOME. Supposed to be //15580
BOTSWANA with that, but separate music, seems instrumental pop music
only, no announcements, fill? 17655 announcement in English, 1553 ID
as VOA-One. 1600 news in English while 15580 continues music. 1638,
17655 a semi-minute deadair break. By 1703, 17655 is in Portuguese
into UTwente, VATICAN site now; 15580 still music: not Chinese, but
beware of CNR1 jammer and SOH on 15580 at 23-17 per Aoki.

I suspect that Angola was a loser on Saturday, so next round on Monday
would be inconsequential? But by 1900 when I`m not getting anything on
17655 into Africa, I do hear some S3/S4 weak but enthusiastic
Portuguese into UTwente, maybe play-by-play; special time reserved
until 2030 also on 15580 much better, yes with 23-28 score at 1901,
S9+5/20 on 15579.981. ``Three-minute pause`` with music starts at
1908, until 1913 when the two pbp guys resume chat but not yet game.
Constant background hum, feed defect? Later resumed pbp. I wonder
which pays which to be on VOA? Not to mention US taxpayers for this
non-American offtopicness.

By 2025 I notice 15579.993 has switched to music, // JBA 17655 into
UTwente. At 2030 sharp, 15580- switches to othermusic, hilife. Maybe
that`s now VOA English feed as sked until 2200: yes, ``music
never-ending`` VOA English ID at 2033. And now 17655 is off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2244 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
May 26 at 2000 on IRRS via AM Italia, 1322.995 kHz, S9+5/20 into
nearby Noale SDR and still not on 918 or 207 kHz.

Also confirmed Sunday May 26 at 2157 the 2130 on SW Radio/Gold,
Germany, 6160.000, S8/9+5, and 3975.002, S9+15/20 into UTwente.

Also confirmed NEW time of Sunday May 26 at 2330 on WRMI 7570,
S9+10/25 into Missouri SDR with some storm crashes. Aimed NW but not
making it this early into Alberta.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 27 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/9+15 into
Querétaro SDR. I see on map some more near Mexico City, untried yet.
What`s shown active on the Kiwi map does not always match what you may
reach by searching keynames.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 27 from 0302.3 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160
-70 Hz = 6159.930, S9+10. JL gotta go by 0300 but misc. stuff such as
closing credits to some OTR show and pauses till WOR start.

Also confirmed Monday May 27 at 1930.7 on SW/Gold Radio, Germany, into
UTwente, 6160.001 S9/+10 and 3975.004 S9/+10. Always preceded by brief
ADDX segment in German, this time at 1927 about LRA36. Next:

0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW [irregular];
1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?];
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW;
2330 UT Tuesday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 3975;
1930 UT Wednesday SW Gold/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 Gold/Radio, Germany 6160.

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Brock Whaley, Aiken SC, for a generous contribution via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com and comments: ``Keep up the fine work. A fan
and admirer for decades. Thanks for keeping the hobby alive!``

One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. ``WTWW: SW100 Harris problems --- Glenn, The Harris SW100
was in a pitiful condition. The driver inductor jumped track and
caused a small breaker to trip. Most of the resistors, screws were not
making contact due to rust and corrosion. The items were disconnected
and cleaned. The final inductors are messed up and are not turning and
will be taken out and cleaned shortly. There was one IC shorted in the
controller and was replaced. One door interlock was damaged and had to
be adjusted with a new part. The previous engineer had a bad final
tuning motor go out and replaced it with a stick to turn it. My son
and I took a motor from a Harris transmitter (in storage) and got rid
of the tuning stick. The Harris schematic diagram showed a switch for
tuning and operation. There was a pot there and was replaced with a
switch to match the diagram. The contact shoes for frequency change
were in bad shape and were cleaned with sandpaper. The pump in the
water tank was not working and had to be replaced with a spare pump.
This is only a sampling of the problems encountered. With the
remaining problems, it will probably be about 2 months before the
transmitter will be in operation on 12.105.
George McClintock 5-26-2024`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, May 27 at 0709 UT, NO signal from KLEY Wellington
KS, perpetual cheater, not a daytimer but legally ONE watt at night;
instead, after many weeks of doing so, no blocking of KWKH Shreveport,
silly sportstalk. Finally going legal? No, also no groundwave 250-watt
signal daytime at 1530 & 2205 UT chex. I bet whenever they may resume
daytime will also be nightcheater again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, May 27 at 0653, NO signal from R. Vanuatu; had been
very reliable, at least JBA, checked every night for weeks, but not
logged. Ron Howard agrees: ``VANUATU [non-log]. R. Vanuatu, random
checking from 0755 to 0940 UT, on May 27. Not heard on 2485, 3945,
5040, 7260 nor 9960. Ron, Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near
Monterey), CommRadio CR-1, external antenna: 100 ft. long wire`` -
don`t forget 7890 & 11835, onetime great harmonix (Glenn Hauser, OK,

UNIDENTIFIED. 1160 kHz, May 27 at 0710 UT, dominant signal is Spanish,
mentions ``misericordia`` every few seconds -- that`s an RCC = ICR
buzzword like you would hear on R. Católica Mundial 12050.
Misericordia translates as mercy, compassion, or clemency. There is
only one Mex, XEQIN, way off in BCN, no such format and allegedly
silent anyway. Altho two ``community`` outlets have CPs.

Likely a US station. Only one NRC AM Log possibility as SS/REL: Radio
Luz WRLZ Saint Cloud FL U4 2500/500. Yet mwlist calls WRLZ ``Nossa
Rádio``, i.e. Portuguese! Link to net website calls 1160 WBIX Orlando;
and three others, in Ft Lauderdale, Boston and Connecticut, all
``WBIX``! - which is the real call only for 1260 Boston - where this
group for brasileiros originates? Anyhow, that`s not this.

In NRC Log, there are several REL but not SS on 1160, including EWTN;
could one of those in EE include some SS? KRDY San Antonio TX U4
10000/1000 would be likely by proximity and propagation, but it`s
Relevant Radio. That net`s sked unshows Spanish now or anywhen. WMET
Gaithersburg MD U4 50000/1500 is with Guadalupe Radio Network/EWTN
lacking SS in NRC Log, but net website is in Spanish! Could broadcasts
be bilingual? Nothing really fits.

Beyond Mexico? Here`s surely an RCC in WRTH and mwlist: HRVZ R. Juan
Pablo II, 1 kW in Siguatepeque, Honduras. KSL 1160 SLC is hardly a
factor even without auroral condx - hard to believe it`s 50/50 kW ND
U1 at only 800 miles. Gets whammed by IBOC noise on 1157 from KFAQ
Tulsa, and listed as returning the disfavor. IBOC not a problem right
now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17855, May 27 at 0454, S7/S9 of open carrier/dead air,
into UTwente; after this tip: ``[WOR] Open carrier on 17855 kHz, 0415
UTC May 27 --- I'm going to guess someone at REE forgot to hit the off
switch a few hours ago? 73, Ricky Leong, Calgary, Alberta, Canada``

Maybe; Still at 0454-0500+, 17855.002, S7/S9 OC into UTwente; nothing
on other three REEs: 17715, 15520, 15390, none ever sked at this hour.
EiBi shows CRI English Beijing 572 on 17855 at 04-06. But this just
went off at 0504 - maybe one or the other saw our discussion, ha
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


``FREETHOUGHT MATTERS`` -- spring finale: Dan goes to Oxford Union to
debate god delusion, 28+ minute audiovideo:
Afterward linx to full presentations of three negatives, which were
much edited down into the program _._,_._,_

This report dispatched at 0154 UT May 28