Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 31-June 1, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs May 31-June 1, 2024

Saturday, June 01 2024

** CUBA [and non]. 9700, May 31 at 0409, RHC Spanish with news,
S9+30/40 direct, no sign of QRM from Algeria, despite scheduling, and
that not on 9500 either. Also as of June 1, Romania in Spanish at
0200-0300 evacuates from 9700 to 9740. Recheck at 0426, RHC is off
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 15245.244, May 31 at 1823, song at S4/S7 and way off
frequency first estimated at 15234.25; yet one of better sigs on
almost deadband, JBA carriers, except for USA stations. I bet it`s
P`yongyang. At 1832 when measured I tune it in at UTwente where it`s
VG S9/+15, and soon announcements in English as ``sweet`` music
continues: how could that be coming from a hellhole rather than a
paradise on earth? 1853 with typical KN accent, recites extensive
times and frequencies of Voice of Korear English broadcasts, not clear
if complete, and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5850, UT Friday May 31 at 0200-0300, `Encore` on
WRMI, first scheduled airing of fortnightly run; usually I catch a
later repeat on UT Sunday or Monday; and check the playlists. But
content of this new(?) program does not match either playlist nor his
publicity. I notify Brice Avery, who says there was a mixup but he
won`t be able to correct it until Tuesday. Anyway, I told him I very
much appreciate his mixture of familiar and unfamiliar classical
music! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Fri May 31 at 2159, just before token English from
SNR, S9+30/40 direct and the other three detectable, 15390 & 15520 not
yet // but 17715 is. Back at 2202 after WRMI and Turkey have faded out
in R3 blackout, 17855 still audible but diminished to only S9+10/20.
Missed billboard about topix, but today no Amy, only Marylin Quintana.
2207 is about the dangers of smoking, referring to
https://semanasinhumo.es/ which concludes today. 2210 interview about
a museum with a statue of Constantine. 2226 report by Lebanon
correspondent, which I am now hearing on 15389.988, S8/S9 into UTwente
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, May 31 at 2156, VOT IS & IDs, so not off the air
and not on wrong frequency this time; S9+10/20 direct, but 2202
recheck only a JBA carrier! This correlates perfectly with a WWV
notice of R3 level blackout: see that under USA/WOR report. By 2224 I
try UTwente when measured, as it`s S9+50 over one? hop, starting
`Turkish Folk Tales` about two sultans (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2245 monitoring: confirmed Friday
May 31 at 2051 the 2030 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1322.995 kHz, S9+5
into UTwente. Also on WRMI webcast only.

NOT confirmed Friday May 31 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, which had been the
first airing on SW anywhere: monitoring direct at 2158, S9+10/20 on
the meter but too undermodulated? to tell what`s on it, cannot even
recognize theme at 2200. By 2202 signal is gone: correlates perfectly
with WWV report of an R3 level blackout:

``Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 160
Issue Time: 2024 May 31 2221 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2024 May 31 2152 UTC
Maximum Time: 2024 May 31 2203 UTC
End Time: 2024 May 31 2209 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.1
Optical Class: 2b
Location: S17E34
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the
sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point. Radio - Wide
area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an

At 2228 I get to 9955 just in time via Maryland SDR, to hear choral
music, NOT WOR, so looks like we have been canceled again! This makes
the very much appreciated WTWW airing, UT Sat 0400 on VG 5085, now the
first on SW from USA. First anywhere should be Fri 2230 on SWR Germany
3975, which I missed checking this week. Since I record on Thursday
afternoon including some possibly perishable info, the sooner WOR can
get on the air somewhere, the better. Next:

0400 UT Saturday WTWW 5085;
1430 UT Saturday SW Radio, Germany 6160;
1730 UT Saturday SW Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160;
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM [1900/2030];
2300 UT Saturday WTWW 9475 [NEW];
0000 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?];
0230vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0500];
0930 UT Sunday IRRS 9510 [NEW];
1902vUT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy [ex 2000];
2130 UT Sunday SW Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160;
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 7570 to NW [NEW];
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW;
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW;
0830 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 6160;
1930 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160;
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 Radio, Germany 3975;
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.

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Doug Brown, London, Ont., for a generous check in US$ on a US
bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

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

** U S A. Pre `AAAWWW` check of WBCQs, May 31 at 2342 into NH SDR:
3265 & 5130 NOT on air; 6160 -70 Hz = 6159.930 TOMBS; 7490 -70 Hz =
7489.930 FKB; 9330.000 WLCR S7/S9. Everyone hears the ``one-minute``
warning to FKB, except him, as he keeps preaching and has to be faded
out by 0000 UT June 1, when ``WTO`` theme starts, before a late canned
ID intervenes on 7490-. Unlike usually, AW never interjects a word into
theme; it plays complete unmarred. Then as usual he`s fumbling with
the equipment, instead of getting all set before the broadcast.
Angela`s mike check is OK. Having a problem getting 6160 to stay on as
``quadricasting`` tonight on ``3265, 5130, 6160, 7490``. NO, I recheck
and 6160 is on with something else and the other two are still OFF.
Says last week [only] was a repeat, and A&A have just returned from
Florida ``a week ago`` up the I-95 corridor, with complaints about
speed limits and masks. Soon at 0009 takes a phone call from Adam in
Indiana, by which time it`s very clear this is an oldie from early in
the COVID pandemic! No disclaimer aired before it this week. I was
wondering why they were not outraged about *rump being convicted
yesterday. This makes the SIXTH RERUN IN A ROW, as I have checked
every week, and the last new one was APRIL 20! I am thus wondering if
A and/or A be ill or something? Any explicatory twits lately? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, May 31 at 0636, music at S6/S7 so R. Vanuatu is back
with modulation as well as carrier. Ron Howard had notified the
engineer that last night it was on but with dead air, apparently news
to him! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1141.00 kHz, May 31 at 0616 UT, het against 1140.00
stations, very close to 1 kHz tone. Could not be a TA or TP where 1143
is nominal. As previously reported by: Terry L Krueger from:

``Boggy, Florida Occidental, IC-R75, NRD-535, ICF-7600GR, Tecsun
PL-360, active loop, random fence-stapled wire, misc. junk --- 1141
UNIDENTIFIED 0716 5/16/24 Fairly strong and solid with no audio, as
reported by others. Points roughly 330/150-ish degrees, which should
eliminate Cuba if accurate enough. Anyone in Mexico able to check?``

Many more logs of this unID::
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0139 UT June 1