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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, July 28-August 3, 2017

    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/page60
    [over 233,000 views! as of August 4, 2017]

    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

    ** MEXICO. 540, August 3 at 1055, choral NA already playing from WSW, 1058 as expected ``La Ranchera de Paquimé``, XETX sign-on full ID from Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, along with 90.5 FM, street address, Grupo BM Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO [and non]. 540, August 3 at 1058, having just heard XETX sign on, now there is another Mexican NA in its null toward the SSE, and 1100 ID as ``Los Cuarenta``, i.e. XEWA, San Luís Potosí, SLP.

    At this angle I am also getting a low het, but no time to pin it down, suspected Nicaragua where Managua sunrise is not until 1132 vs 1140 here. On July 8 until 0459*, Bruce Conti in NH measured R. Corporación on 539.859 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 660, August 3 at 1103, choral NA from SSW, 1105 into music but interjecting ``La Kaliente 102.9``, i.e. XEEY, Aguascalientes2, 50/10 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 710.0, August 3 at 1106, bit of ``Ode to Joy`` theme, or rather whatever hymn has stolen its tune, and sermon in Spanish about el muro de Jerusalén. Voice sounds like same guy I frequently hear a few minutes later in bajoalemán, i.e. XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, not on the off-frequency transmitter at the moment. Maybe he appreciates Beethoven (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search: the ``season`` has begun --- I`d rather be sleeping, but since I`m awake, August 3 at 1047, a quick check for TP carriers, on 9 kHz steps via the handheld DX-398: Yes, JBA ones detected only on 774 from the WSW, i.e. 3LO Melbourne, Australia; and at 1049, 1098 kHz from the west, i.e. V7AB, Marshall Islands. Sunrise here: 1140 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, July 28-August 3, 2017

    All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT` during EDT; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-04 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. FRG-7 is no longer in use.

    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/page60
    [over 233,000 views! as of August 4, 2017]

    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

    ** U S A. 880, August 3 at 1113 UT, YL with news about infrastruxure funding, on the ``World Radio Network`` --- huh? N/S so obviously KRVN Lexington NE; 1115 UT website worldradio.com and discuss Nebraska corn crop, on ``Nebraska World Radio`` --- huh? We already have the WRN based in London and the religious HCJB-affiliated WRN in the RGV.

    I honestly thought they were saying ``world`` but website reminds me it`s really ``Rural``! And any qualified Nebraskan may join the NRRA for $25 and get a certificate. Other stations in the group are KNEB 960 and KTIC 840. Anyhow, the world beyond its daytime coverage area will be trying to hear KRVN around 1800 UT August 21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, August 4-18, 2017

    All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT` during EDT; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-04 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. FRG-7 is no longer in use.

    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/page61
    [over 237,000 views! as of August 18, 2017]

    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. 1530, August 4 at 1203 UT, `La Que Buena`` also
    mentioning Oaxaca almost sounding like an ID, but probably a musical
    group; from KXTD Wagoner OK (Tulsa market), 5 kW daytimer (Glenn
    Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. Looking thru long pdf by frequency of TIS & HAR stations:
    http://www.ircaonline.org/TIS_2016.pdf
    I search on OK and don`t find much in this state, but some odd ones on
    split frequencies in the X-band, all with same callsign KD8618:
    1614, 1628, 1652, 1676, 1700 kHz, licensed until 12/07/24 to:
    ``Conoco-Philips Communications Inc., Bartlesville, (Industrial
    Business Pool)``. Four of those should really stand out if they are
    ever active. Will have to seek them the next time I`m at OK Mozart.
    Callsign format of two letters plus four numbers implies they are
    mobile/portable units (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WORLD OF RADIO 1891, DX
    LISTENING DIGEST)

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

    ** U S A. 1370, August 9 at 1158 UT, ad for Coyote Tractors on highway
    290, 1159 UT ID as Fox 1370, but 1200 UT into CBS News bong. This
    doesn`t quite compute, so my research finds: Google is smart enough to
    correct Coyote to Kioti! US 290 connects San Antonio to Austin to
    Houston TX. The only 1370 along this route is KJCE Rollingwood =
    Austin market, and it`s Talk 1370, not Fox 1370. Wikipedia and NRC AM
    Log of last year confirm it carries CBS news; and the find-a-Kioti-
    dealer website goes to this: Paige Tractors, 4409 Highway 290 East,
    Paige, TX, 78659, Distance: 46 miles from KJCE`s Austin zipcode of
    78746. Wiki also informs that call derives from a previous branding
    ``K-Juice``. It`s 5/0.5 kW U4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1480, August 12 at 1123 UT, open carrier/dead air, at first
    suspected KBXD Dallas until I hear that in Spanish gospel underneath,
    so now presumed KQAM Wichita, and making usual slow SAH together
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    UNIDENTIFIED. 1710, Aug 7 at 0539 UT, JBA carrier even with R75
    preamps off; perhaps pirate as reported sometimes, or TIS. I usually
    start/end MW bandscans here with nothing heard. There are also
    Australian and Argentine broadcasters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
    DIGEST)

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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, August 4-18, 2017

    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/page61
    [over 237,000 views! as of August 18, 2017]

    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

    ** MEXICO. 610, August 12 at 1129 choral NA, loops about SW, fade for
    ID at 1130. More and more XE`s are playing anthem at hourbottoms for
    some reason. Most likely XEBX Sabinas, Coahuila, but would welcome
    further XESAC Saltillo, or XEEL Zacatecas. Also often heard is XEGS
    Guasave, Sinaloa, which is partly // 650 XETNT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
    LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 650, August 12 at 1131, full IDs, maybe sign-ons for Radio
    65, XETNT, and XHTNT, 106.5, Los Mochis, Sinaloa; 1133 into `Rincón
    Norteña` music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 660, August 12 at 1105, after choral NA, XEDTL sign-on,
    Radio Cuidadana of IMER, Ciudad de México, also on an HD2 of some FM
    frequency. XEEY Ags2 was already on and QRMing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
    LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, August 11 at 1053-
    1055: 774 and 882 from WSW, presumably Australia/New Zealand. Another
    on 1098 has no null, so likely local birdie rather than Marshalls
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Aug 12 at 1109, JBA carrier looping WSW, likely 3LO
    Melbourne. This so weak that I don`t bother with a complete 9-kHz
    bandscan, but instead search for 10-kHz Mexicans at SRS (Glenn Hauser,
    OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1020-, Aug 12 at 1113 UT, annoying low het to KOKP Perry
    OK, slightly on low side; in addition to a much closer SAH to KOKP.
    Also heard previous mornings; can`t get a reliable bearing on it or
    enough signal to separate it.

    BTW, 740 KRMG Tulsa still suffers from a horrible rumbling low het
    around sunrise from XEQN, Torreón, Coahuila, as previously IDed (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Eclipse DX Report from Glenn Hauser

    We travel straight up US 81 from Enid to just south of Fairmont, Nebraska, right on the line of totality, and the closest part of it to Enid; joining what turn out to be hundreds of other cars parked along a side road, County road G (or was it H, two of my favorite letters). Despite cloud cover maps showing this could be one of the worst areas along the track.

    We arrive and set up an hour before at 1700 (all times UT!). We find a good spot not far from the hiway. With camera ready, nothing special, I alternate monitoring on the hand-held DX-398 from my lawn chair, and on the Nissan caradio, which is much more sensitive, but no BFO and no DFing with it.

    My prime target was going to be 50 kW KTWO Capser WY on 1030, where totality strikes a few minutes before. But MW DXing conditions are horrible due to a nearby storm --- we could constantly see a downpour to the southeast (and which causes flooding in the Kansas City area; but dry here --- we could use some precip vs the dusty road with lots of traffic on it) --- and hear a huge storm static level. On MW this is always worse on the lower frequencies. View of rain to the SE:
    http://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse2017rain.jpg

    KTWO has the additional disadvantage of being adjacent to 50 kW KMMQ near Omaha. At 1708 UT my first log of 1030 finds two JBA carriers slightly offset from each other. There are two other 1030s on the map closer than Casper, KBUF Holcomb, SW KS (Garden City market), which is 2.5 kW non-direxional; and KCWJ Blue Springs MO (Independence/Kansas City) which is 5 kW with a lobe in this direxion. Compared to the remnant of 1040 WHO, and some others at 10 kHz BFO steps, I decide that one of the 1030s is slightly on the plus side, but is it KTWO?

    The MW Offset List I have bookmarked,
    http://www.myradiobase.de/mediumwave/mwoffset.txt
    is dated October 5, 2014; is there one more recent? Of these three 1030 stations, the only one listed is KTWO, as 2 Hz on the high side, but that was as of December 9, 2009, and it ranged down to 1029.9986. So that is hardly conclusive. Fortunately I will soon have some other easily identified Eclipse DX!

    The only other major Casper-area station is 830, KUYO Evansville, 25 kW ND, but there is no chance of that with the noise level. If I did get something on 830 it could just as easily be WCCO on groundwave.

    BTW, reference is the brand new 38th edition NRC AM Log 2017-2018, just received August 21 while I am away. See http://www.nrcdxas.org

    Meanwhile we are entertained by NET Radio, which plays classical music all day (like Radio Kansas), so I can hardly complain; rather than NPR talk shows, and even skips some NPR news on the hour. So I do wish that were also available. At the site we are getting NET Radio on both 89.1 with RDS as KHNE-FM_ which is Hastings; and 91.1 as KUCV-FM_ which is Lincoln. At 1856, NET Radio says they are featuring ``celestial music`` today, including something connected to Mark Twain`s ``A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur`s Court``, wherein he astounded by ``predicting`` an eclipse.

    620, at 1725 I find a nearby station talking about the eclipse. Must be KMNS Sioux City IA, 1 kW U4, sports format, which I never get in Enid.

    1630, at 1729, here we go! Spanish has got to be KRND Fox Farm WY (Cheyenne), 10/1 kW U1. 1730 ID mentions 94.5 I think: no, listed translator is on 94.7. While it`s fairly strong on the car, at 1732 on the DX-398 it`s JBA. At 1733 a SAH develops on 1630 of 330/minute = 5.5 Hz, probably vs KCJJ Iowa City; is it getting skywave boost too or groundwave? Only other 1630 possibility is KKGM Fort Worth. By 1735, KRND is fading down.

    1650 also has Spanish at 1730, which has got to be KBJD Denver CO. Stronger at 1742. 1650 IDs at 1804 as ``1650 AM, Radio Luz``, i.e. KBJD.

    1690 has something weaker than 1650, surely KDMT Arvada CO, but why not same level with 10 kW ND? 1690 in English has an area-code 303 ad at 1749, clinching it as Colorado.

    1500, at 1743, KSTP St Paul MN is fading in and out with ads including phone 651-485-0409, i.e. a SE Minnesota area code . At 1814, another ad with 952- AC, also MN. So there`s a skywave signal audiblized by the eclipse which is at a right angle, way out of the totality path.

    Many other high-end MW frequencies have night-like pileups.

    By 1740 the eclipse is quite partial, the Moon biting a big chunk out of the Sun. Light not perceptibly diminished yet, but wind picks up and the temperature is dropping. By 1750 it is darkening, and we can hear crickets chirping in the field as well as killdeer. Dark horizon:
    http://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse2017darkhorizon.jpg

    During most of the eclipse there are lots of clouds, but thin enough not to obscure the Sun very much, including at totality which starts right at local noon CST = 1800 UT August 21. Now there is clear sky for a considerable ring around the Sun! Contrails, perhaps from the NASA research jet chasing totality:
    http://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse2017contrails.jpg

    Our undivided attention for the next 3 minutes goes to viewing and photography. The diamond ring effect flashes, and then the glorious corona. Here`s my photo:
    http://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse20170821_1801.jpg

    Most of the other eclipse viewers are in a hurry to drive out as soon as totality is over, and it takes more than half an hour. Cops are directing traffic, halting it on US 81 to let them get out. I am in no hurry as there is a lot more to monitor.

    1080, bandscanning down as far as I can get anything vs the storm noise level, at 1815 there is a an ad with 972-AC, which means KRLD Dallas, also way out of the path in the other direxion. Gone by 1822. Got to be skywave, as it barely makes it to Enid on groundwave.

    1120, at 1816, KMOX has faded in during their own live eclipse coverage in St Louis, counting down to totality there at 1:17:31 CDT. At 1819:20 they say it`s ending; by 1821 signal is fading a bit. Nice to hear this despite 1110 KFAB.

    1510, what`s next? Maybe I can get WLAC Nashville, next big city on the totality path. At 1826 I`m hearing British accent, must be that filler for Rush; Yes, the EIB jingle, and 1830 WLAC ID, no eclipse coverage! Best distance for me of the lot; see table below.

    1630 & 1650 & 1690, the CO/WY stations are gone before I recheck them at 1830.

    1690 at 1834 now has something, ad about credit, mixed with C&W music? The talk I would now expect to be WVON Chicago, but no idea about C&W.

    I haven`t been doing any SW or ham monitoring. Brother Scare has been making a big deal of the Eclipse over his Tabernacle in SC, so I tune him in at 1845 on WRMI 11580 to hear him singing some Aleluias, 1846 ``Praise God`` and long pause. He`s speechless! Or rather, I soon discover at 1848 that his audio feed has been cutting out, tsk2.

    By 1854 the Eclipse here is about three-quarters. Sitting in the driver`s seat, I notice that the notched Sun is being reflected from my watch face onto the inside car door.

    Heading back down US 81 to Enid, at 2116 I notice that 1350, KMAN Manhattan KS is talking about what is *going* to happen regarding the eclipse, a bad time to be running a delayed playback of some talkshow. 2120 plugs translators on 93.3 and 93.7. I don`t write down the calls or locations. Should have, as NRC AM Log does not mention either. More and more AM stations will be adding more and more FM translators.

    Approximate city-to-city distances from Fairmont NE in km and statute miles, as in distancefromto.net ---

    766/476 Casper WY
    416/258 Holcomb KS
    335/208 Blue Spring MO
    611/380 Cheyenne WY
    637/396 Denver CO
    230/143 Sioux City IA
    605/376 Saint Paul MN
    877/545 Fort Worth TX
    878/545 Dallas TX
    671/417 Saint Louis MO
    1065/662 Nashville TN
    830/516 Chicago IL Berwyn
    473/294 Enid OK
    1732/1076 Walterboro SC
    (Glenn Hauser, NE & KS, August 23, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    NOW, backing up, about my trip to Fairmont NE and back, other non-eclipse radio logs, this time in frequency, not chronological order:

    550, August 21 circa 1600 UT entering Nebraska on the other side of KFRM, its pattern is very evident as circle tangent to the southwest, making it a bigsig daytime in Enid, but now it`s weakening and with a ripple SAH, which I can only conclude is caused by KFYR Bismarck ND, which is also 5 kW day, but non-direxional and has a tremendous groundwave coverage area. At the Eclipse site in Fairmont NE, I get a 5 Hz SAH on 550 between the two. KFRM Salina used to announce that its transmitter is in Cloud County, Kansas.

    570, August 21 at 2106 UT, WNAX Yankton SD is playing ``The Star Spangled Banner``, nice rendition by a baritone, a cappella, IDed as Gerald ---, since a Minnesota Twins game is starting. WNAX makes it to Enid on groundwave, but not without KLIF CCI.

    1130, August 20 at 1735 UT, I am trying to hear KLEY Wellington KS, which has been JBA in Enid on daytime groundwave, where its listed 250 watt daytime power used to be quite sufficient that far away. It must have been what I was hearing before, but so weak I suspected to be something more distant, maybe Houston. KLEY also supposedly ONE WATT at night. It`s still far too weak on the road, but gradually improving; still weaker than 1140 OKC or 1150 Salina or 1120 Tulsa. As soon as we get into Kansas, KLEY is quite better, surprisingly at 1735 UT with an ad for the Pratt area Chamber of Commerce, which is far on the other side of Wichita and surely not in KLEY`s coverage either, but then a Wellington ad for RCB Bank.

    1738 UT back to programming, which is a drama for kids about Pawnee Ann and her decoder badges, also mentions Hapnore (?) Candy. Or is it Bonnie Ann? No, ``Pawnee Ann Hillside``. Strange. 1749 outro credits as having been ``Kansas Radio Theater on Rocking M Stations``; so that`s what many/all of them carry at noon Sundays. 1751 The Wave ID for KLEY with 100.3 translator. 1752 back to music. 100.3 was just starting to fade in north of Medford OK. To enquire about their true AM power, I was considering dropping in for a visit at KLEY which we have passed many times on US 81, except now it`s on a detour in KS so we don`t go by it; bridge out? This area had heavy flooding 11 months ago when I was going to the Kansas City convention. Around Wellington, of course, 100.3 is loud & clear and $tereo.

    1390, August 21 at 1959 UT, I make a point of listening to the local station here as I am not going to hear it in Enid vs local NSP KCRC 1390 (& 1330 & 1360 & 1420 & 1450 spurs). It`s KNCK Concordia KS, 500/54 watts U1. Illegal ID only as ``You are listening to KNCK, 98.3 FM, we are Concordia Radio`` and Oldies. Exactly same canned non-ID heard at 2125 UT. 98.3 is in fact a paltry translator, K252EY.

    1610, etc., during the entire trip up and down US 81, frequent chex for TIS stations, but none heard on the X-band in NE or KS. There might have been some along the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway from exit 72 north of McPherson; like there were last year along the Tallgrass Prairie Scenic Byway off I-35.

    On 530, only hear the usual NOAA Weather Radio Wichita relay by the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

    BTW, the Travel Info Center at the Belle Plaine service plaza on the turnpike south of Wichita is always closed when I go by there: after 6 pm in summer, 5 pm rest of year. I complain when belatedly ordering a new map and other material by mail. Don`t they have any idea how much traffic goes by there while it`s closed? Of course, the KTA would have precise figures. Another welcome center just south of Nebraska at Belleville KS is advertised on the hiway but when we go there, the building is out of service! I suppose we have ex-Gov. Brownback to thank for that. Good riddance in so many other ways! At least Salina and Concordia enjoy Dairy Queens, unlike Enid. Concordia`s is packed after the E-vent, so we visit Salina`s coming and going.

    92.1, just as we are leaving Enid, Sunday August 20 at 1655 UT, we note that KAMG-LP has finally returned to the air after weeks and weeks of open carrier. Now modulating again with praise music in Spanish --- however, there is a problem – not just an echo, but a double echo! Hooked up two or three satellite feeds just in case one or two crap out again? No announcement at 1702 between musix, let alone a legal ID. Recheck around 0400 UT August 23, seems non-echoey.

    We spend the night in Salina KS in order to get an early start the next day to Eclipseland. We are pleased that the Motel 6 cable TV provides two public TV stations, KPTS and KOOD and all their subchannels (Glenn Hauser, NE & KS & OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, August 19-25, 2017

    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/page61
    [over 238,000 views! as of August 25, 2017]

    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

    ** MEXICO. 710, August 20 at 1133, promo news show lunes a viernes 5:40-6:45 am, on ``La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, 89.7 FM``, XEDP jingle and back to music. Dominant signal now.

    620, Aug 20 circa 1135, no sign of XEBU, Chihuahua2, tho other NW Mexicans are in on 550, 650, 710, etc. So wonder if it`s still on AM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA carrier search, Aug 25 at 1135-1143, in the order detected, all looping WSW toward Au/NZ except 1098-W:
    774, 702, 693, 603, 558 (Fiji?), 576, 594, 612, 621, 684, 756, 882, 891, 1098 (Marshalls), 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, August 19-25, 2017

    All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT` during EDT; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-04 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. FRG-7 is no longer in use.

    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/page61
    [over 238,000 views! as of August 25, 2017]

    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. 1040, Aug 19 at 1800 UT, YL with Fox News, running ahead of // 1000 KTOK OKC. Hmm, could this be WHO barely on groundwave, or the Metroplex station? NO! I forgot that local 960 KGWA puts spurs on plus/minus 80 kHz, as so IDed at 1805 UT. The other one is more blocked by KRVN, and neither can be heard at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1157 & 1183 kHz, Aug 19 at 1757 UT, IBOC noiseblobs peaking here, i.e. out of KFAQ 1170 Tulsa. Had not heard any IBOC from them, day or night, for many weeks/months (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 740, Aug 25 at 1150 UT, looking for KTRH Houston on day pattern due to Hurricane Harvey, but can`t find it, even nulling KRMG. KTRH has sometimes come in before, without any hurricane. NRC Pattern Book reminds that day & night it`s nominally same direxional circle tangent toward SW down the coast; adding in nighttime a smaller lobe due east (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1130, Aug 19 at 1758 UT, weak signal of music? too weak to be KLEY nearby Wellington KS; also inferior to 1120, 1140 and 1150 stations. KLEY had been AWOL earlier, came back, and may have been off for some time again, not checked for recently.

    1130 KWKH Shreveport would not be playing music except incidentally during sports talk. There is another possibility, 25 kW direxional daytimer KTMR Converse TX (Houston market), listed last year as Spanish religion. Pattern is flattened with a null toward KWKH, of course, major lobes WNW/ESE, including some to the NNW, ourway. But really too far for daytime over-Texas groundwave, except maybe a remnant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) no, it must really be KLEY on reduced power. See later Eclipse trip log (gh)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, August 26-27, 2017

    All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT` during EDT; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-04 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. FRG-7 is no longer in use.

    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/page61
    [over 239,000 views! as of August 27, 2017]

    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

    ** U S A. 740, Aug 26 at 0559 UT, ``Radio 740 KTRH``, mixing with KRMG Tulsa, slow SAH vs music, no doubt CFZM. To hear KTRH it`s more necessary to null CFZM than KRMG! KTRH should have been a class 1-A 50 kW nondirexional day and night station, but as a late-comer, had to protect San Francisco, Tulsa, even Toronto. This surely makes Houston the largest city in the USA with no such station providing near-nationwide coverage. I doubt if it`s on ND antenna even now, poor signal here. Switching to day pattern instead of night wouldn`t really make much difference, both direxional to SW. Would it still be easy for such a station to flip a switch and go non-direxional which it normally never does? At 0603 UT, KTRH with EAS tones and tornado warning for Galveston County. {a sesquiday later it was reported that there had been 99! Tornado warnings caused by Harvey.}

    BTW, circa 1530 UT Aug 27, CNN reported that CBS affiliate KHOU-TV ``11`` Houston was off the air, showing studios flooded! So is the transmitter site also flooded; or powerless? Via Mike Terry:
    http://www.khou.com/weather/flood-wa...cast/468095916
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 880, UT Sun Aug 27 at 0421 UT, surprised to hear Jim Bohannon on KRVN, topic ``Spoil Your Dog Day``. It`s a M-F show only, which KRVN has been carrying after local midnight. Finding a plain old program schedule on busy website http://krvn.com remains impossible; not even by searching it on ``Jimbo`` or ``Bohannon`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1200, Sat Aug 26 at 0521 UT, WOAI is the only significant TX station audible with Hurricane Harvey coverage ---- and it`s mostly coming from The Weather Channel! cable TV station, but not synchronized. Finally at 0544 UT I time the delay of 95 seconds compared to what we are getting via Suddenlink cable in Enid. WOAI does break in with local coverage and still a heavy commercial load thanks to all those intervals provided by TWC.

    Yet seems odd for reporter to keep referring to what we can *see* which is very difficult on an AM radio station! Such as next WOAI listen, UT Sun Aug 27 at 0423 UT, report from Buffalo Bayou, tornado warning in Harris County ``on your screen``. No, it isn`t!! BTW, nothing special from WWL, yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A [non]. Random nighttime Aug 26-27 chex for 1030 KCTA Corpus Christi turn up nothing --- they have a 50 kW non-direxional transmitter daytime+ only, and have been known to run it illegally into the night, but now that they could do it legally and necessarily in an emergency, none of it! Of course, being a gospel huxter, KCTA no doubt lacks any local news department, let alone weather as they don`t care what is going on in the real world.

    Rather, 1030 is dominated by XEYC R. Fórmula charlanoticias en Juárez --- I just notice altho WRTH 2017 has it among other 1030 stations, the frequency shown for it is ``1400``, where it was years before?! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1090, Aug 26 at 0551 UT, Catholic talk in English from NE/SW, in fact sounds like Mother Angelica --- yes, // but out of synch, about 2 seconds *ahead* of her own 11520 WEWN, into music. So this is KEXS, Excelsior Springs MO (Kansas City), an 8 kW (application for 10 kW) DAYTIMER. Of course, God`s ETWN stations are not subject to Laws of Man! I see Rob Ross, Ont., has also logged KEXS at night. Tsk2, it overcomes KAAY Little Rock, a Brother Scare outlet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1440, circa 0430 UT Aug 27 altho I did not log it at the time, some gospel huxter in English musing that it`s God`s will for Texas to be flooded. (Right, because TX denies abortion rights??) Suspect KMAJ Topeka KS as it loops NE/SW, altho talk rather than religion format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    XEYC is a strange case.

    XEYC was on 1460 in 1986: http://rpc.ift.org.mx/rpc/pdfs/090252648002bd9e.pdf

    By 2000, it was on 1030: http://rpc.ift.org.mx/rpc/pdfs/090252648002bd9f.pdf

    Its 2009 concession lists 1460: http://rpc.ift.org.mx/rpc/pdfs/090252648002bda0.pdf

    So too do the RPC, other legal documents, and the IFT tables (updated until 2016).

    But the station is quite clearly still on 1030.
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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, August 28-September 1, 2017

    All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT` during EDT; when changing times one must also change the dates for events in the 00-04 UT eriod 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. FRG-7 is no longer in use.

    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/page61
    [over 241,000 views! as of September 1, 2017]

    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. 1170 +IBOC noise, Aug 30 at 1207 UT, KFAQ Tulsa local talkhost trying to deny that this is a ``failing state`` despite budget crisis, teachers fleeing to Texas, highest female incarceration rate, worst opioid epidemic, etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1520, Aug 30 at 0555 UT, KOKC OKC with Deborah telling fortunes to random callers; oh, make that ``psychic readings`` on `Beyond Reality Radio`. What nonsense they ply us with, M-F at 05-06 UT per sked, which requires expansions to see it all:
    http://kokcradio.com/program-schedule/

    BRR is originally a 2-hour show from 04 UT, infesting a number of major stations:
    http://beyondrealityradio.com/how-to-listen/
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 720, Aug 29 at 1136 UT, news in English by M&W looping E/W, weak and steady, only station on frequency, no sign of WGN (which would loop NE), fading down around 1145 UT, resurges a bit, but 1158 UT check, blocked by Spanish, XEJCC Juárez just signing on. Got to be 50 kW KDWN Las Vegas NV, there are so few USA 720 stations, either on ND day pattern way early, or fraxion of signal leaking out around the cardioid null toward Chicago, a few degrees off from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 730, Aug 30 at 1134 UT, 85 degree forecast, KLOE ID in passing, back to `America`s First News`. Not that far away at Goodland, NW corner of Kansas, but rarely heard here; now it`s dominant even over XEHB. Not a daytimer but 1000/20 watts U1, also 20 watts PSRA. Guess what: official FCC sunrise in August is 1200 UT; soon to be 1230 UT in September. Note that Goodland is on Mountain time, like most of the westernmost tier of Kansas counties, which might as well find themselves in Colorado (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1590, Aug 29 at 0003 UT, looking for something Houstonic, instead ``KVGB and 97-7 FM``, a strangely worded illegal ID, from Great Bend KS, disclaimer from Kansas City Royals, pending a silly ballgame? But first, adstring. You guessed it: 97.7 is a mere translator, but at least is not given top billing, K249FA per new NRC AM Log.

    Not much explicit info to be found in mainstream media about which AM stations are doing good coverage or knocked off the air by Harvey, but about radio and TV in general from Corpus to Lake Charles Aug 26-28:
    http://www.radiodiscussions.com/show...tal-Bend-radio
    and much more here:
    http://www.radiodiscussions.com/foru...ston-Galveston

    Not to diminish the seriousness of this catastrophe, since we are getting wall-to-wall coverage on various TV networks. Yet local OKC TV stations want to get in on the axion by sending their own teams into the flood. Please! We`ve got enough to keep up with in our own area. And BTW, all-news networx: the rest of the country and the rest of the world still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1893, DX LISTENING DIGEST) {later: well, covering Okie contributions to recovery effort is to be expected}

    ** U S A. 2097.3-CW, Aug 30 at 1152 UT, beacon ``A`` in Morse code every dekasecond, quite clearly, from Quartzsite AZ. Nice to hear at least one of these QRP beacons, with nothing audible on the 4 or 13 MHz bands for months (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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