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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, February 3-9, 2018

    All times and dates strictly UT [5 hours ahead of `ELT` during EST; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-05 UT period to the previous date by ELT].

    Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S; Nissan stock caradio as specified; IC-R75 with E-W longwire.

    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page66
    [over 281,000 views! as of February 9, 2018]

    These logs are in four sections, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA [if any], unidentified [if any], separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

    ** OKLAHOMA. 530, Feb 8 at 2005-2010+ UT, I monitor our local station which I have not bothered to log for a long time. Incredibly boring program of a few PSAs played over and over, viz.:

    1, Lock your doors and windows, trim bushes, get an alarm to discourage burglaries: from ncpc.org and US DOJ = National Crime Prevention Council (if Drumpf hasn`t eliminated it yet)
    2, Teach children to beware of internet, ncpc.org, USDOJ, Ad Council
    3, Discouraging sending nude pictures of yourself lest your dad see you topless, www.cybertipline.com, DOJ; really salacious-sounding
    4, Are you an embarrassment on the dance floor? Then consider adopting a child from foster care, 888-200-4005, HHS and Ad Council [non sequitur]
    5, (kid voice), Asthma attack prevention, www.noattack.org, 1-866-noattacks, EPA, Ad Council. 1-866-noattac is sufficient!

    After 5 minutes they start repeating, as reconfirmed Feb 9 at 1705-1710+ UT. An amateur ID with heavy background noise interrupts one of them but not always at the same spot, ``Enid, Oklahoma, you are listening to K-530-AM, operated by Vance Air Force Base``.

    There used to be a bunch of other PSAs, which may or may not appear at different hourparts, such as what to do when a hurricane hits (Enid!?)

    You may notice that the subjects of these helpful advisories have nothing to do with the USAF or anything military. K530AM presumably exists to deal with genuine emergencies such as a plane crash or terrorist attack, but I have my doubts. There is also an electronic sign on a street approaching the base advising of its existence. It`s generally audible on caradios around Enid, but unfortunately happens to be 430 kHz away from 960, which is 430 kHz away from 1390, our two local broadcast stations, a mixing product which gets boosted under powerlines even near Vance.

    K530AM is obviously a made-up call. I can`t think of any DX loggings of this, presumably circa 10 watts. Richard Allen nearby cannot help but have heard it, but I am unaware if the few other Okie DXers in Tulsa, Shawnee or Hooker have ever reported it. Like any other 10-watt TIS/HAR station it`s barely possible to DX by skywave. A few miles away, it can`t overcome ordinary household noise level, and at night it is easily nullable to get Cuba. I believe I have heard it on the road close to NW OKC.

    I am reminded to draw attention to K530AM, since looking at seemingly exhaustive list of TIS/HAR and ordinary broadcasters on 530 at:
    http://www.mwlist.org/mwlist_quick_a...area=3&kHz=530
    we see it does NOT exist! In OK there are only two, in OKC, WNWU499 with no further info. And WPTZ990 on MLK Drive (neither of which I have heard on visits). Listings are in order by callsign, not location, so you have to search on ``OK``.

    Yet I am credited as one of the sources, and have reported K530AM a number of times in past. The fact that it is not in an FCC database, as under USG/DOD military control, should not make any difference. So please add it to the list!

    Northward from here, there is a Kansas Turnpike Authority station near South Haven on 530, which relays Wichita NOAA Weatherradio, and I have also reported, but nothing from Kansas on 530 is listed either. There are a few others further up the Turnpike (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 1710, Feb 8 at 0611 UT, seems Spanish talk, then soft song; 0651 UT screaming gospel huxter, so Retén lo que Tienes, persistent Bâton Rouge pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    UNIDENTIFIED. 1710+, Feb 7 at 0709 UT, two very weak carriers here, one very slightly on hi side, like 1710.002, the other further up, like 1710.025, one with JBA music, from a couple of pirates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, February 10-16, 2018

    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page67
    [over 282,000 views! as of February 16, 2018]

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S; Nissan stock caradio as specified; ICR-75 E-W longwire.

    ** BONAIRE. No new logs from me of TWR 800, but lots more discussion of the new augmented 440 kW service, particularly the antenna patterns, in the new DX Listening Digest when published:
    http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1807.txt
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO [non]. 800, Feb 12 at 1333 UT, nulling KQCV OKC, no sign of XEROK, but another weak station in English. Ten minutes after sunrise here, long before sunrise in Juárez. Altho other lowband XEs are not heard either, XEROK should be detectable if anywhere near rated 50 kW. Need to check earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1917, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 800, Feb 13 at 1307, checking for XEROK, with KQCV OKC nulled --- not a trace; only CCI is another weak station in English. If on from Juárez, must be very reduced power.

    870, Feb 13 at 1311, XETAR, time chex and ID in Spanish, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua; other usual Chihuahuans still audible on 700, 710, 720, 730 --- but no 800 XEROK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search on the rotatable DX-398, Feb 12 at 1319-1327: 558-?, 594-WSW, 702-WSW, 774-NW, 828-NW, 846-NW, 882-?, 936-WSW, 1098-W, 1566-NW.

    Our sunrise today 1323 UT. Immediately after above at 1327-1330, I switch to the R75 & longwire, but the only one still audible is 1566, presumably Korea South (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic? JBA MW carrier search, Feb 10 at 0735-0744 UT, R75 in USB mode 1 kHz below, pre-amps off: 585, 612, 621, 675, 693, 702, 882, 909, 972, 999, 1044, 1062, 1089, 1098, 1215, 1413, 1422, 1503, 1512*, 1584. The sun is upping over Europe, but all these haven`t quite faded out yet. OTOH, by now the sun is just setting upon Wellington, so NZers could propagate, tho most of them are lower-powered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carriers: not a complete bandscan but checked a few spots and heard carriers or hets, Feb 11 at 0521+ on 621, 0530+ on 1044(2), 1125(2), 1215.

    BTW, Absolute Radio, surely source of the 1215 signals, has applied to ``reduce AM coverage by 5%``. Try to figure out what that mean from this 22-page pdf via Hansjoerg Biener:
    https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/asse...M-coverage.pdf
    WRTH says they have 14 stations on 1215 totaling 560 kW on this ex-BBC frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 14 at 0308-0317 UT, after lots are being reported across North America: 531, 549, 558, 567, 576, 558, 594, 603, 612, 621, 639, 666, 684, 693*, 702, 711, 729, 738, 765, 774(2), 783, 801, 828, 837, 855*, 864*, 882*, 891*, 909, 936, 954, 999, 1008, 1026, 1044(2), 1179, 1197, 1206, 1215(2), 1386?, 1413, 1422, 1458, 1503, 1512, 1566, 1575(+ jambuzz??).

    At 0339 I also have something off-channel on 595 which would be Morocco, unless it`s my KZLS-1640 spur.

    * means the stronger ones; (2) means two carriers, or maybe more. Wish I had a Q-multiplier like on my old HQ-160; just too much hash/ACI from all the North American stations. This time I have left Preamp 2 on the R75 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA LW carrier search, Feb 15 at 0540 UT: 153?, 162, 171, 180, 189?, 198, 216(2 including CLB beacon), 252. Preamps of the R75 off.

    Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 15 at 0542 UT: I`m starting at 1215, downward: 1215*, 1152, 1125, 1116, 1053, 1044*, 1026, 999, 972, 936, 909, 882, 873, 855, 846, 783, 774(2), 747, 738, 729, 711, 702, 693*, 666(2), 639(2), 621, 612*, 585, 576, 558(2), 549, 531(2).

    From 0546 upward: 1215*, 1242, 1296, 1305, 1332, 1341, 1413, 1422, 1512, 1521, 1575, 1584.

    At 0558 I switch to the NRD-545, and can hear many of these carriers, but certainly no better. Continuously reduceable bandwidth and passband tuning do not audiblize any modulation against the heavy North American ACI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 16 at 0313, starting midband: 1044(2), 1098, 1125, 1152, 1215, 1422; the rest:

    From 0316, upward: 531, 549, 558(2), 585, 602, 621, 639, 666(2), 693(2), 711, 729, 738, 774(2), 783, 837, 855(2), 873, 882, 936, 1026.

    JBA LW carrier search from 0320: 162, 252, the latter with QRM from nearby beacon SW, Stillwater OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, February 10-16, 2018

    All times and dates strictly UT [5 hours ahead of `ELT` during EST; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-05 UT period to the previous date by ELT].

    Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S; Nissan stock caradio as specified; IC-R75 with E-W longwire.

    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page67
    [over 282,000 views! as of February 16, 2018]

    These logs are in four sections, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA [if any], unidentified [if any], separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

    ** OKLAHOMA. 530, Feb 10 at 0735 UT, quick check of K530AM, Vance AFB, as I am about to do a TA carrier bandscan, finds it is still running the hurricane-preparedness PSA despite Enid being 500 miles inland (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Feb 16 at 1438 UT, KGYN is missing vs KOKK [q.v.] and other signals. Should be audible at 10 kW ND power, which they had also been running at night making it dominant even here toward Philadelphia. Maybe they`ve flipped again to radiate direxional-west all day and night? But by midday 1900 UT, JBA alone with KGYN ID on groundwave remnant only.

    Following the rules about night and day patterns are obviously beyond them. Yet this is the station which for years has kept a CP going for 50/10/19 kW. And had been reported?/rumored? to be planning an ultimate move into the OKC market if it could get rid of 1220 KTLV. But the CP is for the same far-out No-Mans-Land coördinates as now, site right next to US 412 just east of Guymon with a big KGYN sign on the shack, three towers aimed right at WPHT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Feb 12 at 1345 UT, quick headlines on Radio Oklahoma Network, from newsroom of News9 (KWTV 39 OKC), back to Triple Play Sports, KOKB Blackwell OK. Quite an affiliate list here of RON:
    http://radiooklahoma.net/affiliates.php
    showing sub-networks each station takes; and bleeds into all neighboring states except Colorado, via border stations, or at least into extra-statal DMAs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 720, Feb 14 at 1930 UT during caradio bandscan, WGN ID right away in passing, less than one hour after local mean noon, and the sun is climbing pretty high almost two months after solstice, almost one month before equinox. If it`s skywave, wouldn`t I be getting higher Chicagoans, notably 1690 WVON? Nothing there. So more likely extended groundwave beyond one megameter tnx to a quiet spot I park. How about 670 with WSCR which should be just as good? No, only a JBA SAH, between it and KLTT CO (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Feb 14 at 1412 UT, obviously K`KOB, Albuquerque on 50 kW ND pattern already, someguy talking about recent visit to Las Vegas, and seeing for himself the massacre scene. Obviously the *other* one in Nevada, not the original Las Vegas in New Mexico. (All NM media should default to LV NM, and have to specify Nevada if it`s the upstart; but an I-40 exit sign to LVNM had to be specified as NM, within NM, as stupid enginists were taking it for Nevada). Fading at 1417 UT. Official FCC KKOB sunrise in Feb is indeed 1400 UT; March, 1315 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 830, Feb 16 at 1431 UT, loops E/W, promoting adoption from Family Life Radio, myflr.org, i.e. KFLT Tucson AZ, legally on ND 50 kW day power from 1415 UT in Feb, to be 1330 UT in March. 770 KKOB also still in. Too bad AZ lacks any first-class 50/50 kW U1 clear channel station with rational programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Feb 14 at 1410 UT, S Asian language probably Punjabi or Hindi, drops in English expression ``fighting old demons``, loops SSE/NNW, and presumed KFJZ Fort Worth TX, which NRC AM Log had with BIZ/TLK format (in English), but must have been updated since. I had similar language mixture at last log Nov 17, 2017 at 1311 UT. Radio-locator.com now merely says ``ethnic`` with no details and no website. Wikipedia still has it as a BizTalk affiliate. Sure is hard to find any current accurate info re (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 910, Feb 14 at 1421 UT, ad with 575 area code, mentions west Texas, but 575 means Roswell NM, KKBE; soon fade into CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1040, Feb 16 at 1435 UT, in WHO null, mentions 98.5, i.e. KCBR Monument CO. Should be on 2 kW CH power at 1345-1545 in February before full 15 kW day power; March from 1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1130, Feb 14 at 1925 UT on caradio near downtown Enid, KLEY Wellington KS is all messed up. Continuous spark-pulses at steady rate of about 288/minute or 4.8 per second on this frequency only so not external QRN; mixed in are very irregular split-second flashes of carrier modulated mostly with music; sometimes once a second, other times with long 5+ second pauses. During one 60-second span, I counted 39 of them.

    I`ve previously noted anomalies with KLEY, 250 watts not audible here in daytime, while it used to be; and if really on daytime-direxional pattern, would be going north only, away from us. Who cares at KLEY? All that matters for this dog is the translator tail wagging it from 100.3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1130, Feb 15 at 1534 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still out of order: carrier cuts off and on, but continuous talk modulation can more or less be followed as the cuts are now so rapid; not that anyone would put up with it

    1130, Feb 15 at 2119 UT, KLEY Wellington KS still SNAFU, carrier cutting on and off irregularly with music bursts, 29 times in one 60-second period. Also separate rapid pulsing at regular rate.

    1130, Feb 16 at 1437 UT, KLEY still pulsing and bits of modulation separately cutting on and off; also continuous background noise level transmitted on this frequency only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1210, Feb 16 at 1439 UT, nothing from KGYN from the west, but N/S station mentions celebrity birthdays, 1440 UT Rainbow Flower Shop ad in Huron, so KOKK in SD. Day pattern goes SE, night pattern NW, both with deep nulls to NE/SW, but we are almost due S from it. At 1454 UT plug some SD event specifying time as Central.

    Roughly the western half of SD is on Mountain, more sensible than any other central-tier state, but if the MT/CT boundary followed the 97.5 W meridian where it should, like Enid west of that, even Huron would be in MT, leaving CT only for the easternmost strip of SD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Also CCI from C&W to the NW/SE (not KGYN, which is talk ex-C&W), likely KHAT Laramie WY, 10000/1000 U2 (altho WY has another 1210 C&W, per NRC AM Log, KRSV Afton, 5000/250 U1, near the ID border on US 89 S of Jackson) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1280, Feb 12 at 1334 UT, ``KSOK, Cowley county`s station for the hits, 103-3, The Mix`` from Ark City KS. Not really: 103.3 is K277CK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1520, Feb 14 at 1404 UT, before it`s too late after sunrise, KYND Cypress TX reconfirmed *still after several months* running the loop barker seeking someone to rent this wonderful 25 kW station; under KOKC, but fades-up and pauses allow me to recognize the spiel previously heard several times. Slow SAH with KOKC of 36/minute = 0.6 Hz. Owner posted that he doesn`t sign on until 8 am CT, even tho the daytimer could start earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1540, Feb 12 at 1340 UT, no sign of a het from KGBC Galveston TX, which sometimes jumps to 1540.1+; just KXEL English mixing with ESPN-D Spanish from KZMP The Metroplex.

    And it`s too early for 1520 KYND to be heard stunting under KOKC, as owner said he wasn`t turning it on until 8 am = 1400 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1660, Feb 16 at 1451 UT, ``Bison 1660`` slogan and back to ESPN with Dan Patrick (non). I was expecting KWOD Kansas City, but this is the mascotic slogan of KQWB West Fargo ND, listed by NRC AM Log with Fox SR instead of ESPN. Bisons apply both to football and basketball teams of NDSU, HQ in Fargo, admitting a certain partiality by this radio station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Feb 14 at 1933 UT, KEBC OKC, dominant daytime station with sportstalk, unusually has some CCI, and seems defective like spur breaking up? But no het. Nearest other 1560s are WMBH Joplin MO and KABI Abilene KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MW DX to Enid OK, February 17-23, 2018

    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page67
    [over 284,000 views! as of February 23, 2018]

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S; Nissan stock caradio as specified; ICR-75 E-W longwire.

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 19 at 0648: conditions not as good as have been, but detect: 531, 558, 567, 585, 603, 693, 747, 837, 855, 882, 999, 1089, 1098, 1125(2), 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1125-, Feb 18 at 0157, cursory TA MW carrier scan finds one considerably off-frequency-low here. MW Offsets list shows the only fit would be Libya, 1124.961 as of Aug 2015, but also varied up to 1126 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 21 at 0309-0315: 531, 621, 711, 747, 855(2), 882, 909, 936*, 1116, 1152, 1215, 1431, 1575. *936 often has a bigger signal; what`s likely? Morocco 100 kW, tho there are equal or higher powers in Syria, Saudi, Iran; while in Europe nothing more than 3 x 20 kW in Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, February 17-23, 2018

    All times and dates strictly UT [5 hours ahead of `ELT` during EST; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-05 UT period to the previous date by ELT].

    Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S; Nissan stock caradio as specified; IC-R75 with E-W longwire.

    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page67
    [over 284,000 views! as of February 23, 2018]

    These logs are in four sections, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA [if any], unidentified [if any], separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

    ** CANADA. 1610, Feb 22 at 1338 UT, strumming chords from NE/SW, 1340 UT Spanish and fading. There are no 1610 Americans except HAR/TIS. I have no luck with the Mexicans, but seems rather late for Toronto; yet CHHA ID in Spanish at 1401 UT, almost a bihour after its sunrise at 1205 UT, and almost a unihour after Enid`s at 1311 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Feb 17 at 1926 UT, another station vying in the weekend dead-air sweepstakes, 10 kW wasted by KETU Catoosa OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1210, Feb 17 at 1924 UT, weak presumed KGYN with silly basketball game Alabama vs Kentucky, has heavy SAH but no other audio audible, of 172/minute = 2.87 Hz. The other one must be some skywave at midday. Closest likely in the MW offsets reference,
    http://www.mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1210
    not including KOKK or the RGV station is KHAT Laramie WY 11 years ago:
    1210 1210.0001 USA KGYN (Guymon, OK) 2017-09-08
    1210 1210.002 USA KHAT (Laramie, WY) 2007-03-03
    i.e. would be 1.9 Hz apart, but hardly contemporary info (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Feb 22 at 1327 UT, KGYN Guymon now with VG signal during M-F poetry spot by Jim Thompson; then about an app for market info; ad for grocery in Northridge Mall, Top Value with the ``add 10 percent`` gimmick; Enid now has one of these, different name. Official Feb FCC sunrise for KGYN is not until 1330 UT, but don`t let that stop them already running ND 10 kW; March: 1300 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Feb 17 at 1921 UT, KZLS Enid with dead air, or just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 1130, Feb 17 at 1854 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS still SNAFU, same as at least the past few days.

    1130, Feb 18 at 1911 UT and 2048 UT chex, KLEY Wellington KS is still totally SNAFU as described before, since first discovered Feb 14, but may have been that way much earlier; now I intend to reconfirm at least once a day: likewise Feb 19 at 1515 UT. Incredible that anystation would let this go on and on and on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1130, Feb 23 at 1452 UT check, KLEY is still totally out of whack, same rapid pulsing, and carrier with bits of mod cutting on and off less quickly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1190, Feb 22 at 1325 UT, 1190 Fort Wayne ``Wo-wo`` ID with FM 107.5, which is a mere translator W298BJ. 50000/9800 U2. I haven`t heard this one in ages. There are two MO stations in between and many others. Must now be on ND full day power since 1230 UT in Feb, 1200 UT in March. Night pattern is tight N/S in deference to WLIB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1240+, Feb 23 at 1453 UT, het on hi side from NW/SE, no doubt the perpetually off-frequency KCRT Trinidad CO as previously identified. Too weak now to get a good measurement vs 1240.00 pileup, but keyboard says the pitch is between E and Eb above Cmiddle, i.e. about 320 Hz. Incredibly, tho this has been the major 1240+off station for years, it`s not on the list at
    http://www.mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1240
    despite lots of other US graveyarders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1260, Feb 19 at 1521 UT, YL in Spanish is atop, presumably the one I have heard before, KDLF, Boone IA (Des Moines market = De Los Monjes). NRC AM Log shows the other SS 1260s are in: AR-silent, FL, ID, SC, TX, some of them religious. Now rather than Spanish from 1250 KS, 1270 TX which are more common (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1290, Feb 22 at 1329 UT, outro `Focus on Agriculture` from CSP? radio network, Wichita Falls closings due to icy weather, Cinemark Theatres` new size restrixions on carry-in bags, (evidently to discourage dismantled rifles or large bombs) from News Channel 6 (KAUZ RF 22). (I also heard same story on 1330 KCKM Monahans, about Mid/Essa. Enid`s only movie theatre is no longer Cinemark, but AMC under ChiCom control, so guns OK?) KWFS is licensed 5000/73 U1, but noticeably weaker in daytime lately with STA renewed of reduced power to 60%, i.e. about 3 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1440, Feb 17 at 1922 UT, more skywave from The Metroplex besides 1630: good in Spanish IDs, ``Su emisora favorita, Radio Luz, 1630 AM y 102.5 FM``; switch to English: ``Radio Luz, where it`s at`` with same frequencies; and SS ID again, then quoting Pres. Calvin Coolidge! It`s KTNO, University Park, 50 kW day power, and the 102.5 is merely K273BJ per NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1460, Feb 18 at 1425 UT, nice rendition of ``Clair de Lune`` on piano, quite a relief from all the stupid sports / political / religious chatter on most MW frequencies, whence? 1430 UT promos for EWTN Radio, all with times in Eastern; 1431 UT `EWTN Bookmark` author interview. Should be easy to look up EWTN affiliates in NRC AM Log: certainly is not WQOP Jacksonville FL, nor WOPG Albany NY, nor WHIC Rochester NY, which are really in EST zone.

    Must be KHOJ, Saint Charles MO, 12000/210 watts U4, ``Heart Of Jesus Radio`` despite being in CST zone. Why does EWTN, based in Alabama, also Central, insist on citing times in Eastern only? Perhaps God has annointed ET as supreme. Just another example of timezone imperialism which is even easier for east-coast-based networx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1630, Feb 17 at 1921 UT, gospel music, as adjacent local 1640 KZLS is dead air or JBM --- obviously KKGM Fort Worth TX, skywave this early less than an hour after local mean noon. But why hear I nothing out of 1700 KKLF Richardson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Feb 19 at 2100 UT, KEBC OKC sportstalk with an understation making a rippling fast SAH, and a 5+1 timesignal of the kind usually heard on foreign SW stations; then believe I heard ``Omaha`` mentioned, so that would be KLNG, 10 kW ND daytimer in Council Bluffs IA.

    MWOffsets has no entry for KLNG, but KEBC and two other major 1560s:
    http://www.mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1560
    1560 1559.9302 USA KGOW (Bellaire (D), TX) 2010-08-29
    1560 1559.9891 USA KEBC (Del City (D), OK) 2018-01-23
    1560 1559.999 USA KKAA (Aberdeen, SD) 2007-03-03
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1590v, Feb 19 at 2059 UT on caradio, a medium het QRMing KVGB Great Bend KS, ID with translator. In DXLD 16-15, KWBG Boone IA (near Des Moines) was suggested as the off-frequency one; listed now as 1000/500 watts U2, and would be on ND day pattern this early, but skywave already coming in topend. Night pattern goes NW, bad for us, when I also have a bad 1590 het, but maybe else from something local.

    Top ``1590`` entry at mwoffsets is in fact KWBG, i.e. the one furthest off to the low side, but it`s 8+ years old, i.e. a ~332 Hz het against KVGB if both still apply:
    http://www.mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1590
    1590 1589.664 USA KWBG (Boone, IA) 2009-09-27
    compared to my two closest:
    1590 1589.9957 USA KVGB (Great Bend, KS) 2017-10-01
    1590 1589.9961 USA KWEY (Weatherford, OK) 2018-01-23 [direxional away]
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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