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Glenn Hauser logs December 3, 2021

** 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 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: (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 (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)


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November 17, 2021 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