Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 7, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs March 7, 2021

Sunday, March 07 2021

** CUBA. 13629 & 13771 approx., March 7 at 1510, JBA FMish spurblobs
since source 13700-AM is very weak only S7-S8 vs S6 noise level; while
13740 still on but spurfree is very strong. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. Correxion to last report: the Signal to Noise Ratio is of
course in dB, not kHz, fixed:
9880-9885-9890-DRM, so I do, March 6 at 2330: Rochester NY Kiwi SDR,
no DRM detected; UTwente can hear DRM noise in AM mode but too weak;
Bonaire decodes intermittently at SNR +/- 14 dB, S9-S8; displays same
parameters as 11630 above (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN. 6200, 6130, 6035, March 7 at 0503, no signals on publicized
or alternate frequencies for R. Nord Revival, Sala, tuning via Carnow,
Ireland SDR; still nothing at 0543. There was conflicting info whether
to start at 0000, or 0500 with two hours partly in English. Possibly
on now but above pre-sunrise MUF. Not expecting anything direct either
but final check here at 0654 gets nothing. Supposed to last until 23
UT Monday March 8, or 24? So plenty more chances to try. Many further
reports overnight to the WOR iog:

Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, March 7: ``Hi Glenn, nothing on all the
three frequencies here in Lugo, checking between 0545 to 0700. Neither
anything via SDR Kiwi receivers in Northern Europe too``

Roger in Germany at 0709 March 7: ``Right now tested via KIWI SDRs in
the direction of sunrise, nothing here either. However, a googling
with Swedish keywords brought a result.
Just heard on the Stream ID in Swedish and English, with mention of
the SW frequencies``

Ydun Ritz, Denmark at 0723: ``According to nordx groups.io there are
technical problems. 73s Ydun``

Mike Barraclough, UK, at 1106 UT: ```Posted 1053, presume CET, today
on their blog:

``Unfortunately the SW transmitters at Sal are giving trouble so we
have not yet been able to come on the air. Bernt is busy
troubleshooting and hopefully the problem will be solved soon. We will
be active on 6200 kHz as soon as we possibly can.`` Mike```

Ydun Ritz at 1112 UT: ``Online now; reported heard in northern Denmark
an hour ago. 73s Ydun`` -- I guess she means now, on SW

Zacharias Liangas, Thessaloniki, Greece: ``Nord revival: Seen a
message in their web page above and re checked N signal in my city.
Sudden restart at 1115 via Kaustinen kSDR with S7 with old of 60s.
This SDR is suffering with BPL in the band. Also on SM2GT kSDR with
S10/6QRN or -70/92 dbm. Mostly talks At 1123 with old pop songs in
(50s 60s??). Gong at 1128 with ID?? Loftansa sfarar/Nord revival with
ID at 1129 and talks in English. Again no signal in my city``

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``Good signal on 6200 kHz at 1130 UT via SDR
Joensuu/Karelia, Finland``

roger at 1140: ``Weak S5 signal in Central Germany at 6200 kHz, more
likely 1 kW. Broadcast not the same // as the web stream. foF2 in
Northern Germany 4.5 MHz, i.e. a skip zone of at least 500 km and
certainly hardly any reception in Sweden itself. roger``

All the above replies on the WOR iog; these from bdxc-news:
``1155 UT: 6200 weak on Barney's webSDR in Bedford 15 miles from me,
too much local noise to hear it on my Eton E5 here. Very good signal
on an SDR in Gotland, Sweden. Mike`` Barraclough

Alan Pennington at 1309: ``Not audible here in southern England in
Caversham either. If I remember rightly from previous Radio Nord
Revival transmissions, reception in UK is better early evening on
49mb? Good reception on the kiwisdr at Umeå in NE Sweden though. 73,

Nick Rank at 1612: ``Radio Nord audible at the moment with me. English
ID at 1605 UT, unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to write it all
down! SIO 343 at best. Seems to be better with sync. det. on USB (on
6200 kHz) 73s. Nick. Buxton. Sony ICF2001D & long wire/ATU``

And direct from Herman Content:
``Read my posting on the url link down under here.
Groeten van (Is Dutch for "Greetings from") Herman Content`` viz.:

``Herman Content (Gent, Belgium) 7 mars 2021 17:56
I did tune on 6200 on a Icom IC-R8500 but my ant is not that good but
can hear weak signals and had a lot of QRM. The noise was S7 and QSB
some times fade out. But I did hear the Station. 73 from Herman
Content , Gent - Belgium. PS Let hope it will be better on Monday? (49
mb was and is not much open here)``

Herman Content (Gent, Belgium) 7 mars 2021 18:07 [1707 UT]
At 17h00 UT - 6200 is now blocked by the BBC on 6195 kHz (here in
Belgium and even kiwi receivers Norway and Sweden.)``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125, March 7 at 0445, VOT English huge signal, mostly
music fill, via Carnow, Ireland KiwiSDR, noticed as ACI when checking
6130 for R. Nord Revival, Sweden special, zilch. VOT IS keeps playing
until 0500 and then opening Malay! which is supposed to go eastward on
17530. VG S9 signal continues on 6125 past 0545, so the whole hour is
going out on the wrong frequency, wrong beam, as Bandung SDR is
getting nothing on 17530 at 0515. Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday March 7 at 0413 already in progress and ending at 0438 on
WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, so started early circa 0407. Via KC/MO
SDR beyond local range, noisy S9+15 and even with LSB co-channel QRhaM
-- give us a break! Next:

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. eQSL received from latest TRSW via WRMI 5950, Sunday March 7
at 0200-0300, tnx!:

Or #115 via
with this reply: ``Ahoy Glenn - Third Mate Susan saw your post in the
WOR group, wanted you to know that you indeed heard us, and thought
she'd send you another unsolicited eQSL.

In our older programs -- produced months ago -- we didn't announce
song titles. You can identify a recently produced one because we do
that. We're not going back and editing those old programs to include
the information because we're spending our time producing new content.
Airing March 7, 2021 (WRMI), March 20, 2021 (Channel 292), March 28,
2021 (WBCQ) Runtime = 59:39.

Tune in to WRMI on the 14th -- same time and frequency -- for a
special program featuring a new German C&W artist with Austin roots.
Her name is DanaMaria and she sings some great songs. Information's on
our Facebook page.
73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then
always be a pirate. Texas Radio Shortwave Sailing into your ears from
the Lone Star State`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. NEWS NATION on WGN America has undergone a revamp. It
started a few months ago as 3 hours of straight news, 7 nights a week,
at 01-04 UT, and then played back at 04-07. We welcomed it since CNN
and MSNBC are mostly opinion even tho we agree with most of it. CNN
Headline News long ago was a lost cause, anything but, rather tabloid
stuff too tacky for CNN itself.

Altho HQ in Chicago, WGN is supposedly drawing on the newsrooms and
talent of dozens of NexStar stations around the country --- including
KFOR in OKC, which is obliged to promote NN to the detriment of its
own primetime; but have never seen any news from KFOR on the network;
and seldom if ever any individual station input identified by name.
Tho I have hardly watched it religiously and completely.

Anyhow, now they`ve added an hour-interview show instead of 3 hours of
different news --- a lot easier and less expensive to produce and fill
time, Banfield --- on March 7 guest Bryan Cranston; and another
different hour, The Donlon Report --- not sure what that`s about. News
blox reduced to two hours. Total span expanded, and weekends now

All times UT, for standard time; no doubt to shift one UT hour earlier
next week from March 14 for DST in order to pretend to be at the same
local time --- except in AZ and HI, tough luck.

BANFIELD 03-04 & 07-08; DONLON 00-01 & 04-05

UT Sun & Mon 0000-0600 NEWS NATION PRIME except:
BANFIELD 02-03 & 05-06.

Just another cable network which market forces? have forced into
something other than its original specialized concept. If successful,
however, we anticipate NN expanding into even more of WGN America time
replacing tired old binge reruns, infomercials. It would have been
nice to tune in cable channel 85 here at any time day or night and
expect hard rolling news coverage.

O, here`s how their website describes the new shows:

``At 10pm ET, you're looking to exhale. Ashleigh provides that respite
while still informing and entertaining. Watch big-name A-list
celebrities, newsmakers and public figures for a unique opportunity to
talk for an hour. No debates. No shouting over each other. A

``Joe Donlon taps into a common sense point of view when it comes to
the most pressing and interesting issues and stories of the day...
something that seems to have been lost in the reach for right vs. left
on our competitors.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** VENEZUELA. 7500-AM, March 7 at 1800 tune-in, Spanish ID by YL for
93.7 FM, lively tropical music. At 1809 promo for ``Radio Venezuela
93.7 FM, así suena``, and more like it frequently. automated at every
break between tunes. After 1830 starts to sound distorted. still going
OK at 1937.

93.7 in El Tigre was ROCV`s original program source when it appeared
early October on 6906. 7500 is not USB or LSB, but AM, S4-S5 into
Bonaire SDR at midday, carrier offset varying slightly +7/10 Hz. Tnx
to March 7 WOR iog tip via

``Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, VENEZUELA, 7500 kHz, R. O. C. V., El
Tigre, according with a whatsapp from the station R. O. C. V. is
testing now, 1450 UTC on this frequency. Weak signal, fair carrier via
remote receiver in Bonaire``.

It had last been on 6200, but off air for several weeks. We are still
awaiting any sign of legality, licensing for this on SW, such as a YV-

OTOH it seems that callsigns are not applied to 93.7; their disgraced
FB includes a Feb 18 notice about off air due to electricity problems,
and lots of grafix:
Same on Dec 25 and Oct 24! Is there anything there about a SW relay?
Not that I have found. Another with a girl finger-framing a heart over
her left breast.

BTW, the Bonaire SDR waterfall shows it suffering from noise peaks
about every 65 kHz, e.g. 7475, 7540, fortunately with our 7500 falling
between them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1944 UT March 7