Glenn Hauser logs December 3, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 9330, Friday Dec 3 at 0725, YL Spanish spy numbers, almost
continuous, but very brief pauses between groups of 5, and no digital
noises, S9+20/30 and somewhat distorted. Not a trace of WBCQ-6
SuperStition, which supposedly has been ignoring this collision, and
which per EiBi is sked between 0654 and 0850 on days 1357 =
Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 7110-LSB, the ham net Ron Howard has been
hearing after 11 UT, with clip featured on WOR 2115 --- name of the
net is ``Cafecito Mañanero``, not Cafetero as I first thought. ``A
little morning coffee``. Searching on that name hits a song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETmWYOLr16U
but not the one on the net nor are some other hits about the net
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Dec 3 at 1545 UT, we are at the edge of a small tropoblob
as high as Level 3 on Bill Hepburn`s predixion map, i.e. between here
and Tulsa, OKC. So DTV bandscan finds BAD signals on many `open` RF
channels including: 10, 11, 12, 28, 34, 35, 36, mostly corresponding
to Tulsa market; local K17JN-D is overcome by DX QRM. Only DX decodes
are RF 14, KOCY-LD, virtual 48-3 OKC; and RF 20, KQCW Tulsa, 19-1.

Another check at 1723: add more BADs on 8, 21, 22, 26. And now
decoding RF 31 - OETA DT DTV 3-1, i.e. KOET Eufaula, rarely seen
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Colin Newell - Victoria - B.C. CANADA - says, ``As
a journalist I need to ask --- the tough questions:

“Can someone who has been in the hobby consistently for decades
explain to me why Glenn Hauser has such seething contempt for R.
Habana Cuba in general and for Arnie Coro in particular?

Admittedly, RHC's technical and operational competence has room for
improvement and I get that people might not like the country's
government but there must be something else going on here. For
example, was there some public insult at a convention years ago or
maybe one of them ran off with the other one's wife or does GH have
personal connections with the Cuban expat community?“``

Here is my reply:

``Nothing so personal. Altho in US terms I am leftist, I am also
anti-communist wherever it exist. Communism gives (democratic)
Socialism a bad name, especially for those who can`t tell the
difference.

Cuba jams my program - even if inadvertently since it`s on WRMI 9955
which at *some other times* does carry exile programming. I have much
more right to complain than others in the DX community who are not in
such a position.

RHC`s own operations are beyond incompetent, and they also impact
other SW stations. Why should I not call them out whenever they screw
up? As I do some other stations.

Arnie is or was frequency manager for RHC, so naturally any failures
there would be his.

I used to exclaim, `Tnx a lot, Arnie!` whenever complaining about
jamming. When it became clear that he is ill, I stopped doing this. As
for Arnie & jamming, a subject he avoided on his show, but one time
went so far as to justify jamming Radio Martí, since it broadcast
instruxions on how to build bombs or carry out `terrorist` acts. I
rather doubt that, but who knows?

Of course, jamming policy is probably above Arnie`s pay grade and we
can hardly expect him to oppose it, whatever his true feelings may be.
He is however, proud of his role in establishing RHC soon after The
Revolution.

Cuba blames USA for its problems, of course never conceding that it is
their own rotten government. This hardly makes friends over here. RHC
toes the propaganda lines, so is beneath contempt as a source of true
info about Cuba.

I have no connexions with the exile community, but I do see some
interesting opposition stuff from DDC, Diario de Cuba, which I have
started linking, just to get the other side out.

The closest to a public insult was Arnie once calling me a
`self-styled expert`. I am far too modest for that: I have never
styled myself as such; that is for others to assess`` (Glenn Hauser,
WORLD OF RADIO 2115)

Also, Colin and another guy recently inquired about recording an
interview with me. Maybe, but not necessary? A number of previous
interviews are linked on my website:
http://worldofradio.com/audiomid.html#gh
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2115 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT
Friday December 3 at 0330 on WRMI 5985: at 0328 tune-in, open carrier
at S6/S8 instead of IS & ID ``top of hour`` loop and dead air
continues past 0330 for several minutes, no modulation! Not rechecked
until 0353, via Maryland SDR, S6-S7 finding WOR now playing at the
proper point to have started at 0330. So modulation came on sometime
inbetween.

Also confirmed Friday December 3 from 1915:15 on IRRS via AM Italia,
918 kHz, Villa Estense, into nearby Noale SDR at S9+5/10 atop SAH and
CCI in Spanish from R. Inter, Madrid, and signs of a third station
underneath.

Simultaneously on IRRS SW, 7290 via Bulgaria, but VP into UTwente with
heavy ACI from East Turkistan 7295, improved but not eliminated by LSB
tuning. I had tuned in there by 1900 and hearing nothing but a carrier
at first, but then I can tell that programming has started, much
better on 918, with Feature Story News, including Spotlight segment at
1903 for a sesquiminute, 1904.5 headlines again, 1905 IRRS ID offering
``special numbered QSL card`` for reports, only? to their P O Box in
Milano; 1905.5 News in brief from the United Nations; 1909 rock song
fill; 1913.7 promo for the next TUC Radio show but don`t say when! and
another song. 1914.7 IRRS ID; and 1915:15 start WOR. Most of this
prélude has been escuched on 918, but then I check 7290 again to find
it JBA to UTwente. Bring up SDR in western Iceland where it`s quite
better, in LSB Synch mode SAL, S3-S4. And still going on both
frequencies past 1930, complete until 1944, when I find that UTwente
7290 reception has improved. Next:

2130 UT Friday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Friday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0230 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW,
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be reconfirmed]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5010 to S

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Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Doug Brown, London, Ontario for a
generous US$ cheque on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
and comments, ``Thanks for another year of great information and DX
tips.``One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US
funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9455, Dec 3 at 0727, WRMI-5 is still absent again tonight.
It`s on the same azimuth, 285, as WRMI-13 on 7730 but when on always
inferior to it in strength and modulation. Skedgrid claims 9455 is 24
hours, predominantly TOMBS and SMTV but a few scattered hours of
otherstuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Dec 3 at 0723, WRNO with music distorted, then English
gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

MeidasTouch Launches New “The Politics Girl” Podcast
November 17, 2021

https://hillreporter.com/meidastouch-launches-new-the-politics-girl-podcast-117951
Not the one linked above but there was a really good one up to 0500 UT
Dec 3 concluding `The Eleventh Hour` on MSNBC, where Brian Williams
also said his last show would be in one week = Thursday night, before
leaving MSNBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2054 UT December 3