Glenn Hauser logs April 19, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** CANADA. 6070-, April 19 at 0521, CFRX is on and good with talkshow,
tho missing a few hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 19 at 0521, RHC English resuming the humbuzz
which on 49m infests this frequency only, but not always. Ho hum,
something`s always wrong at RHC but this time I don`t bother to
compare to the rest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13767 & 13633 approx., Apr 19 at 1356, weak spurblobs out of
13700-AM RHC but no program audio, just some F# tone; second-orders 2
x 67 kHz intervals are barely detectable circa 13567, 13833.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, April 19 at 2201, S9-S7 of dead air from RHC; 15370
achieves S9/+20 of a discurso naming names, presumably good Commies,
applause after each. 11950 is also dead air at 2211, S7/9+10. 11760
also with discurso, only S5-S8 with hum. 11850 missing so I hear
something else: see GERMANY [non]. Somethings` always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9880, April 19 at 2218, S6-S9 with flutter in
stilted Spanish? No, scheduled as Esperanto from CRI to S America via
Kashgar, land of ChiCom imperialist persecution and genocide against
Uyghurs and other Moslems (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 11850, April 19 at 2211, checking for RHC but it`s
absent, instead the Deutsche Welle IS! How forlorn, brothers seeking
brothers past 2224 with no response, let alone schwisters. VP signal
S3-S0 with flutter, but unmistakable. 11850 happens to be a DW
frequency for three daily broadcasts in Hausa, one ending at 1900, the
next not until 0630. One thing for sure, if it`s DW, it can`t be
transmitted from Germany`s last major SW site, Nauen; these are
scheduled via ISSoudun where maybe they forgot to turn it off 3+ hours
ago? Or QRX for latest flap about Euro football? Or maybe a very late
silly ball game after midnight, which seems to be the main purpose of
one of two languages remaining from DW on KW; the other? Amharic
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [and non]. 7290, Monday April 19 at 1758, I`m checking IRRS
via UTwente SDR to see how it`s doing in the timeslot from which WOR
was bumped to Saturday. Weak carrier seems to be on, but CNR is still
audible past 1802, when I conclude IRRS is not on at all. It does cut
on at *1807:26, after which the new program must have long begun. No
modulation audible until weakly at 1811:06, undermodulated talk. So
the startup situation at this secret site is worse than ever.

IRRS sked now shows for Monday 2000-2100 CET: ``EGR - Gospel4Grampian
Radio``, per its own website, outgrowth of a mere podcast. Grampian is
a region in NE Scotland around Aberdeen. Occupies the whole hour, so
Shortwave Report is also replaced. By 1833 recheck, modulation has
improved to readable, if one cared to.

Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS assures me that the schedule has been fixed
so WOR will appear: Fri 2030 UT on 594+webcast; Sat 1801 on 7290, 594
and webcast; Sat 2334 on webcast only; and presumably still Sunday
2000 on 594+webcast as I confirmed April 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. April 19 is the 36th anniversary of the domestic
terrorist bombing of OKC; as always, the local TV stations are
covering the commemoration ceremony live from the Memorial, but I find
that KOSU is running its own documentary, from 6 years ago:

``That April Morning: The Oklahoma City Bombing
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
53:00 Listen to KGOU and KOSU's documentary "That April Morning: The
Oklahoma City Bombing." [or read script with sound bites]

The bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in
downtown Oklahoma City killed 168 people - including 19 children. It
injured hundreds more, and forever shaped the community.

April 19, 1995 started as an idyllic spring morning - clear skies,
calm winds - better than most Wednesdays during the state’s
usually-turbulent severe weather season. Nothing seemed out of the
ordinary. Workers showed up to their jobs, and went about their
regular routines. That all changed at 9:02 a.m...``
(Glenn Hauser, ex-OKC, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 19 circa 2125 via NA5B KiwiSDR in Maryland, REE
audible but less than S9, while 15520 & 11940 tho not for us, are much
better S9. K-index is 4.

By token English, Monday at 2200, a general news review in some
detail, direct to here, 17855 & 15520 are totally inaudible; 11940
fair S8-S3 with splash from 11930 OCB, and 11685 also audible vs RTTY
from 11687.5 NAU Puerto Rico (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 19 at 2200, with K-index of 4, trace of VOT on
the air but totally buried under S9+20 of RTTY from NSS, and notching
cannot help (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZAMBIA. 5915, April 19 at 0518, weak music with no QRM; could it be
ZNBC Radio 1 this late? Yes, barely, Lusaka LSR was 0415, and nothing
else scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0007 UT April 20