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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)

    ===============

    ** 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)

    ===============

    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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