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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, October 28-November 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/page63
    [over 258,000 views! as of November 3, 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. 650, Oct 31 at 0005 UT, roughly equal mix of WSM and KGAB Cheyenne, mentioning Wyoming, making SAH of 28/minute = 0.47 Hz. Weather for WY, CO, NM and UT, which I thought was KGAB, but WSM also with far-flung weather (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1560, Nov 3 at 0635 UT, Vietnamese man talking briefly above the pileup, so that`s KGOW Bellaire TX in its latest format flip (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1710 kHz, Oct 31 at 0605 UT check, can make out the screaming service from Radio Retén lo que Tienes, the pirate from Bâton Rouge LA which is in no hurry to get busted. Also considerable 1710 carrier, presumably this, circa 0200 UT Nov 1. It was first being reported locally on FM back in March also claiming to be on 1710 then, but only in last month is being DXed, so must have beefed up their MW output (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, November 4-10, 2017

    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. 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/page64
    [over 261,000 views! as of November 10, 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. 1331.2v, Nov 9 at 1428 UT, after hearing big het on KCKM Monahans TX a bit earlier, I set out to measure the spurs out of nearby local KCRC 1390. Other signals I could measure to three decimal places if they were stable, but these keep wavering, and even two decimal places would be pointless. This one goes from 1331.1 to 1331.3 or so and back in a short period, with clear CBS Sports Radio modulation // 1390, QRMing KNSS 1330.0.

    Sometimes the fundamental is slightly off, causing slightly different het pitches on either side, but not today. Match to this is about 1448.8v. These are second-order spurs, considerably weaker than first-orders at half the displacement, circa 1360.6v and 1419.3v; all hetting whatever legit stations are on the even frequencies. Any time of night, or at least during SRS and SSS, DXers afar should seek these out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1419.61 & 1360.39 approx., Nov 9 at 2258, the KCRC 1390 wavering spurs measured about here at the moment with sportstalk. It`s 1 kW U3 = three-towers-in-a-row direxional same day and night; somewhat oval with more to the west than elsewhere.

    https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/map-...no=BL--%26.map
    FCC says ``KCRC's first license was granted 08-19-1926`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 670, Nov 6 at 2044 UT about 3 hours before sunset, KLTT religion, Denver barely makes it on groundwave as usual, given a quiet spot in western Enid on caradio, but also underneath is sports talk, no doubt WSCR Chicago, né WMAQ, an erstwhile extended groundwave and/or incipient skywave in the winter. Not enough of either prop yet to bring in WGN 720 too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 700, Nov 6 at 2045 UT, KHSE Wylie TX *still* running ``this station is for rent, call John Hammond`` loop (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1130, Nov 6 at 2038 UT on caradio at quiet spot in western Enid, good signal with C&W music, soon ID as ``Broadcasting from the wheat capital, The Wave, your music station and home of Crusader sports``. It`s KLEY Wellington KS, just across the border, which has been absent from the groundwave dial here for months. I check 1130 frequently, latest either yesterday or ante-ayersterday.

    See my previous discussion about how originally it was an easy daytime semi-local, but I had not been hearing it and presumed off; but did hear it as I drove thru Wellington on the way to Totality in August; and then not heard again. Checking the pattern, it is supposed to be directional favoring the north, but no signal at all seeping in this way on such?? Or maybe QRP, few watts like supposed to be at night only? Anyhow it`s back as of today, reraising another possible explanation, radiating omnidirexionally despite supposed to be direxional; or could even reversed lobe happen? (Glenn Hauser, Enid a.k.a. Wheat Capital, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1130, Nov 9 at 1404 UT, full ID for KLEY on AM 1130 and also translator call on 100.3, into Kansas news; from Wellington KS, remains on air and reaching here by groundwave, easily with presumed KWKH nulled during political and sports-talk (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1520, Nov 9 at 1412 UT, KYND Cypress TX is *still* stunting with loop about buying time, and audible this late under KOKC making usual slow SAH. Even the ChiCom no longer think it would be worth the cost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1520, Nov 9 at 2257 UT, KYND Cypress TX stunting about programming on this 25 kW station is audible now pre-sunset, as has also been heard post-sunrise, about the same under KOKC. They have had no takers for a long time, but somehow manage to pay the electric (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    UNIDENTIFIED. 1470, Nov 10 at 1351 UT, Spanish dialog, one voice childish, loops NE/SW. Unless there has been a more recent and closer flipper, among US SS stations in the NRC AM Log, most likely appears to be KMNQ Brooklyn Park MN (Minneapolis), ``La Raza``, 5/5 kW U4. It`s not quite too late for Mexico either, as XERF is still audible on 1570; two or three unlikely stations near the opposite bearing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [No Mostly-Mexican report this week]

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, November 10-17, 2017

    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. 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/page64
    [over 263,000 views! as of November 10, 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. 1390, Nov 16 at 1307 UT, KCRC Enid is open carrier/dead air, as are the nasty spurs hetting 1360 and 1420, but they are also wobbly. Still dead at 1313 UT; obviously no one in charge and no one cares whether it modulate or not. Unfortunately, it usually does, 24/7 with stupid CBS sports talk. I take the opportunity to null the fundamental for anything else, but it`s still too strong, only a few miles away. Third harmonic 4170 also silent still at 1341 UT except for some hum. Had resumed modulation by next check 1522 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 750, Nov 17 at 1303 UT, USA Radio News, roughly E-W, which means not KMMJ, but surely not WSB either, a major station with a minor network? and rather late for it at sunrise here. I might guess KBNN Lebanon MO, but NRC AM Log shows the USA affiliate is KOAL Price UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Nov 17 at 1311 UT, DJ mixing English with some S Asian? language, also playing snippets of S Asian songs, but just can`t stop his doubletalk. Roughly N/S, surely KFJZ Fort Worth TX in its latest incarnation, and shortly losing out to WWL still propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1000 kHz, Nov 16 at 1303 UT, toll-free number ad, never a useful clue, but then plug for wilkinsradio.com. Hovering over ``Our Stations`` there we find as suspected KKIM 1000 Albuquerque NM; makes usual slow SAH with KTOK OKC, nulled as much as possible. It`s 7 minutes before LSR here, but way before in ABQ. KKIM is 10000/53 watts U1, also with PSRA of 12.2 watts! Official FCC sunrise for it in November is 1345 UT (December: 1400 UT). No doubt God OKs their cheating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, November 4-17, 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/page64
    [over 263,000 views! as of November 17, 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. I am no longer using the FRG-7 so remove it from my equipment list

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 16 between 1243 and 1253 UT: Here is where I always start: 774-NW, also weaker from WSW, it seems; 702-WSW; 657-WSW, 594-WSW, 882-?, 972-?; 1035-WSW, 1098-W, 1116-WSW, 1323-WSW, 1566-NW. Also one off-frequency below 666 from WSW, local birdie? Sunrise here 1310 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, on the handheld, altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398, Nov 17 at 1253-1300 UT: 774-NW, 828-NW, 882-?, 1035-WSW, 1098-W (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Nov 16 at 1336, S5-S7 Korean talk, my pro-forma occasional log of this high-MW, only 105-mb broadcast station (except for MW harmonix, but none lately), KCBS Pyongyang, on the air 22 hours a day, 50 kW ND. At least a carrier is usually audible here around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, November 18-24, 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/page64
    [over 264,000 views! as of November 24, 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. I am no longer using the FRG-7 so remove it from my equipment list

    ** CUBA. 770, Nov 24 at 0125, Spanish immediately mentions ``nuestro comandante en jefe, Fidel Castro Ruz``, so suspected Cuban. Then a calendar of events to do with various Revolutionary anniversaries; on E-W, not N-S antenna also making Mexico unlikely. Radio Rebelde, as listed for Victoria de las Tunas (named after a music competition?)? No, not // 5025 or 1180. Finally resumes PBP of a partido estúpido de pelotas, and lucky me, Radio Artemisa ID in passing, the only other Cuban on 770. In fact, CMCW, La Salud, Artemisa is much closer, just SW of Habana, than Tunas way off to the Orient.

    0200 recheck for a ToH ID? Now bleed from KKOB and/or KKOB is mixing, as I hear a Spanish mention of 97.5 FM, but think this is a different station before CMCW fade back in with béisbol. WRTH doesn`t show any 97.5s among the Artemisa frequencies; nor for 770 Mexicans in WRTH, IRCA or Cantú. WRTH link to artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu does not work without the www. But I find nothing about FM frequencies other than the main one 92.1 along with 1000 AM. Why not try the Dominican Republic 770 station? WRTH shows its FM on 97.1 --- close but not close enough. No leads in the WTFDA FM Database either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 580, Nov 24 at 0121, Spanish talk and song, best on the N-S antenna, probably XEMU Piedras Negras, Coahuila, still not abandoned for FM? Altho that`s also the opposite bearing for WIBW Topeka in English; then SAH of 64/minute between them = 1.07 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, November 18-24, 2017

    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. 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/page64
    [over 264,000 views! as of November 24, 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

    ** CANADA. 1610, UT Thu Nov 23 at 0117 UT, M&W discussion in English but the M has an accent, French Canadian? Fades completely out and back in. Topic at 0124 UT is sundials, and how they would be counterclockwise if invented in southern hemisphere; 0125 UT music up and comments about UN Human Rights vs Duterte, etc. Never heard any local references, but surely CHHA, VocesLatinas, Toronto, and in fact its year+ old sked shows this Wednesday 8-9 pm ET hour is some of its token English, `Urban Definition`
    http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uplo...610AM-2016.jpg
    Still no sign of Anguilla (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. CANADA, 2749-USB, Nov 23 at 0109 UT, French YL weather, for vendredi, samedi, S7 vs noise level of S6. Canadian Coast Guard schedules at
    http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Comm...AMN-2017/Part2
    show the closest preceding start time is 0040 UT from VCO Sydney NS via Port Caledonia site, but nothing about anything non-English.

    2598-USB, Nov 23 at 0111 UT, YL with weather here is even weaker, but seems English and more synthetic. Same sked shows VOK Labrador via St Anthony, Newfoundland site, just started at 0107 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 780-CUSB, Nov 24 at 0130 UT, C&W music on USB only, but over WBBM, while tuning LSB hears nothing but WBBM. It`s KJME Fountain CO, 1900/720 watts U4, already known to be USB.

    This is an important technical factor, but apparently not to be found in FCC info, nor in major references such as the NRC AM Log (nor the WRTH: it`s too low-powered to make the cut for any listing). On SW such as WBCQ, CUSB means ``compatible upper sideband``, i.e. no LSB and the carrier is reduced a certain percentage (how much?) to save power, but supposedly not enough to make it sound like SSB without a BFO. In the case of these MW stations, I assume the carrier is not reduced much, if at all, merely suppressing the other sideband completely. Is this the so-called ``Power-side`` system? And what is the advantage other than reduced power consumption? Surely it`s not to ``protect`` adjacent frequencies in the age of IBOC.

    C&W music, then 0131 UT Army National Guard PSA sponsored by the Colorado Broadcasters Association; recheck at 0147 UT, same PSA again way over WBBM, and ad for J. W. Hardwood Lumber CO., 719-396-2346, 20 miles east of Colorado Springs on Hwy 24. This session of MW logs is on the NRD-545, not the DX-398 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1100, Nov 24 at 0133 UT, WTAM Cleveland OH with a creative commercial I axually appreciate for a product I detest: a place called Cigars Cigars, presenting it as if it were a church, along with hymnody, ``the perfect place to rest your ash``; on to iHeart promo for WTAM, KOA, et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1110, Nov 24 at 0134 UT, obviously KFAB Omaha NE but dead air! Then a computer voice says ``45 seconds``; more dead air; then ``15 seconds`` and about 4 double pips, before music at 0135:30 UT resuming ``The Best of the Glenn Beck program``. So this major station during prime time lets cues on the air during an unfulfilled local commercial break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1510, Nov 18 at 1955 UT, in a quick bandscan on a little daytrip west of Enid, north of Lahoma, nothing much of interest, but two stations mixing here. Rush repeat is ending second hour, 1958 UT ad for TexasSuperfoods.com with an 877- number, mentions Dallas. Website is not very helpful, just linx to products, not stores. Further web searching finds they are looking for ``home business``, ``independent sales representatives``. The closest Texan on 1510 is KCTX Childress TX, 250 watts D1, listed in NRC AM Log as NOS/REL format. One with a Dallas address, but really east of The Metroplex in Canton, is KWJB, 500 watts D4, classic rock.

    Also at 1958 UT an ad for window installers, sanctioned by some Kansas authority; 1959 UT ``Candid Auction Moment`` (?), address at 340 S. Broadway in some town. Partial legal ID then for ``The Victory``, KFMR? FM, and 2000 UT Fox ``news``. This is certainly KNNS, 1000 watts D1 in Larned KS, and the FM per NRC Log is KRMR 105.7 ``The Patriot``. WTFDA FM Database agrees on the slogan, but it`s really in Hays and shows no connexion with KNNS or any AM station. KNNS is a talker, Fox-affiliated, and must be the one with Rush (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Re: my 1510 log Nov 18 afternoon, Greg Hardison replies:
    ``Glenn: -- That Texas Superfoods spot is playing nationwide; we hear plenty of it out here with the Dallas QTH. The only Rush-head I know for sure on 1510 is WLAC. D'ya think.......? 73z -- GREG HARDISON``

    Hi Greg, WLAC did cross my mind, and Rush is sked there on Saturday afternoons, but he is also on KNNS per NRC AM Log and their website, tho no program sked. I would really expect to hear KNNS at edge of groundwave around here. There was QRM, and Childress could make it too, but maybe all the items I cited were from KNNS. 73, (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) {However, about same time two 1690 stations were audible, presumably Chicago and Denver.}

    ** U S A. 1640, Nov 19 at 0659 UT, my local KZLS is broken up by almost as strong CCI from WTNI with ESPN, Biloxi MS, full ID also for W278CE on 103.5, and 1640thechamp.com Once again I strongly suspect WTNI is running 10 kW day power at night, while KZLS is on night power of 1 kW. This is without even nulling KZLS, but on the E-W longwire.

    BTW, European and Downunder DXers hardly ever report hearing KZLS, but lots of WTNI and other US X-banders; perhaps because of its direxional NNW/SSE pattern to ``serve`` OKC as well as Enid with far-right extremist talk shows and slanted news (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, November 25-December 1, 2017

    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. 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/page64
    [over 266,000 views! as of December 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

    ** CANADA. 750, Nov 25 at 0628 UT, mutually nullable with WSB to the east is something from the north with classic rock, soon ID as ``CK750 Classic Hits`` --- except the way I heard it at first was an anagram of hits. It`s the Melfort, Saskatchewan station really callsigned CKJH, supposedly 25/25 kW U4, at night mostly north with a particular notch toward Atlanta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1210, Dec 1 at 0640 UT, dead air from KGYN Guymon, instead of talk format which replaced US Country some weeks ago; while at right angle underneath is gospel huxter in Spanish, no doubt KUBR San Juan TX in the RGV.

    I haven`t bothered to report it, but KGYN is ALWAYS strong here at night now, obviously failing to go direxional as required to protect Philadelphia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. Re: 780-CUSB, Nov 24 at 0130 UT, C&W music on USB only, but over WBBM, while tuning LSB hears nothing but WBBM. It`s KJME Fountain CO, 1900/720 watts U4, already known to be USB. . .

    Hi Glenn -- Correct city-of-license for what you heard on 780 [USB] (Fountain, Colorado), but the KJME calls are on 890. What you heard was KCEG. Both KCEG and KJME are owned by Timothy Cutforth, according to Wikipedia. On evenings when conditions are favorable to the west from here, KCEG can cause a great deal of interference to WBBM. 73, (Rick Dau, South Omaha, Nebraska, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Tnx, Rick; how did I do that?? (gh)

    ** U S A. 1040, Nov 30 at 1409 UT, occupying the null of WHO, ID includes ``The Mix [?] 98-5``, which leads directly to KCBR Monument CO (Colorado Springs mkt), as in NRC AM Log which calls it ``Blazin` 98.5`` with hiphop and IBOC. Of course, 98.5 is a measly translator and they have another on 95.7 which doesn`t get top/any? billing.

    Radio-locator does not know of a website, but wikipedia does, what else?:
    http://blazin985fm.com

    As for the 1040 dog wagged by 98.5, it`s a 15 kW daytimer, reduced to 2 kW during Critical Hours. November official SR/SS = 1345 UT/2345 UT, which means the 2-hour CH periods are 1345 UT-1545 UT & 2145 UT-2345 UT, so should have been on 2 kW when I heard it.

    In December: 1415 UT-2345 UT, CH 1415 UT-1615 UT, 2145 UT-2345 UT. So from tomorrow, unless it have an unknown PSRA, it should not even be on the air until 1415 UT.

    1040, Dec 1 at 1352 UT, WHO nulled, talk with 719 area code, Colorado/Colorado Springs ads, obviously KCBR Monument CO illegally on the air before official FCC December sunrise of 1415 UT; 1355 UT ``Blazin` 98-5`` non-ID in passing during program promo. However after 1400 UT I am still hearing much further east WHO, but not KCBR, and while Catholic neighbor 1060 KRCN Longmont, is still audible, also before its legal sunrise of 1415 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1280, Nov 25 at 1323 UT, KSOK Arkansas City KS playing ``Noël2``, 1328 UT ID only as ``103-3 The Mix``, so already Xmasmx is in the mix, but not mixclusively: 1333 UT disco (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1360.0, Nov 30 at 1357 UT, mass in English, same as on WEWN 5970 where it`s voice-overed into Spanish (12065 English still AWOL), so this is one of our EWTN affiliates. We are blessed that our two closest 1360s are both EWTN! KDJW in Amarillo TX, and KPHN in El Dorado KS.

    ``Stations informing the FCC that they are silent: 1360, KPHN, KS, El Dorado – Silent Oct. 26, theft of satellite dish, EAS equipment, computer, etc. (AM Switch, NRC DX News Nov 27, published Nov 18, via DXLD)``

    Monitoring this is severely impeded by the huge spur from local KCRC 1390 Enid, which now is wobbling slightly around 1360.537v, making a big het. I can hear the RCC only in the null of KCRC. KPHN is closer and does not have a null toward us like KDJW does, which maybe protects KPHN. At 1400 UT cannot pull a local ID, and into EWTN talk show, YL pitching for funding.

    (At 1408 UT I am hearing the same thing on 1060, i.e. 50 kW U1 KRCN Longmont (Denver) CO, since 1345 UT sunrise, but not until 1415 UT in December, 111 watts night power.)

    At 1655 UT when skywave should be minimal, I am able to DF the 1360.0 groundwave separately from KCRC 1360.537v, to find it`s indeed from KPHN direxion rather than KDJW, so KPHN has recovered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1470, Nov 26 at 0131 UT, ``Kansas Wildcat football`` and fade. There are two KS and two MO stations on 1470, but this:
    http://www.k-statesports.com/sports/...439108399.aspx
    shows the only one on their net is KSMM Liberal KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    I wouldn't be surprised if this station was stuck on day rig. I had never heard them before at the Border Inn beverage site (US 6/50 at the Nevada-Utah border) but they are all over my recordings from this year's trip. Oldies, "Southwest Kansas' super hits" slogan, //KAHE-95.5 (at least some of the time) with lots of ads for Dodge City. 73 (Tim Hall, CA, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, November 25-December 1, 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/page64
    [over 266,000 views! as of December 1, 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. I am no longer using the FRG-7 so remove it from my equipment list

    This week it`s 100% Mexican

    ** MEXICO. 580, Nov 26 at 0622, ``La Rancherita del Aire`` several IDs in passing, greeting listener in Houston. On a radio favoring N/S, alternates with WIBW dominance of frequency. This slogan belongs to XEMU, Piedras Negras, Coahuila. I often hear their ``rancherita`` music at random chex of 580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    As you may know, Glenn, La Rancherita del Aire *bought back* 580 in IFT-4. In fact, they were the only bidder for the frequency. The post-IFT-4 callsign for the station is XELRDA-AM.
    Este programa es público, ajeno a cualquier partido político. Queda prohibido el uso para fines distintos a los establecidos en el programa.

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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, December 2-8, 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/page64
    [over 268,000 views! as of December 8, 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. I am no longer using the FRG-7 so remove it from my equipment list

    ** MEXICO. 550, Dec 8 at 0116, ``Los locutores de la fuerte --- gran sorteo --- Lotería Nacional --- Cuauhtémoc Navidad``, phrases heard dominating frequency, so certainly XEPL, 5000/150, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. At first I thought ``La Fuerte`` might be a station`s slogan, but maybe misheard ``suerte`` to go along with gambling theme. Followed by a Diputados PSA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Re my logs of 580, XEMU, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Raymie Humbert, AZ, replied Dec 1 on the WTFDA Forum: ``As you may know, Glenn, La Rancherita del Aire *bought back* 580 in IFT-4. In fact, they were the only bidder for the frequency. The post-IFT-4 callsign for the station is XELRDA-AM`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** KIRIBATI. 846 kHz, Dec 7 at 0543, JBA carrier definitely here and very close to 846.00. Huge splash from both sides, WHAS and KOA. Also IBOC noise circa 843 from WCCO makes it better to listen on USB despite that being 1 kHz closer to KOA than WHAS.

    Some fade-outs like 0603, and back up, again at 0701 check, but I don`t expect it to rise enough for any modulation here. I`m getting it both on the R75 with E-W longwire, and the NRD-545 with ALA-330S loop E-W, not on the DX-398 internal.

    This has got to be the reactivated R. Kiribati. Several years ago it closed this frequency and moved to 1440 from Bairiki. New 846 was first reported as an unID by Nick Hall-Patch, Victoria BC, Nov 30 at 0500-0535, and then heard by others on the west coast, including Walt Salmaniw also in Victoria as early as 0330.

    Ace DXer Bryan Clark in New Zealand did some research and found out that this frequency now is coming from a different part of Kiribati, in fact, Christmas Island = Kiritimati! This news Dec 6 in the DXLD yg quickly spread to North American MW DX groups:

    ``Appropriately as we approach the Christmas season, we learn that the reactivated transmissions of Radio Kiribati on 846 AM are in fact coming from a new location - London Village on Christmas Island, providing coverage of the Line and Phoenix Group, including Kanton Island. Long time DXers will recall the last radio station on Canton Island - WXLE on 1385 AM. See attached from the Radio Kiribati Facebook page. Thanks to Theo Donnelly for encouraging me to do some sleuthing on this one! --- Bryan Clark`` See
    https://www.facebook.com/RadioKiriba...34641830176128

    ``Broadcasting and Publications Authority added 2 new photos.
    November 23 at 8:42pm ·

    BPA COMMISSIONS NEW AM TRANSMITTER FOR LINE AND PHOENIX GROUP

    TARAWA, November 24, 2017 (RADIO KIRIBATI) --- I-Kiribati living in the remote Line and Phoenix Islands can now for the first time listen clearly to Radio Kiribati broadcast from the Broadcasting and Publications Authority’s (BPA) main studio in London, Christmas Island following the installation of a new AM transmitter.

    The newly installed transmitter was commissioned on Saturday, 25 November 2017 in London village.

    BPA Board Vice Chairman Betarim Rimon said the launching was covered live on Radio Kiribati and was heard in the Kiribati islands (Gilbert Group) through AM1440 khz and in the Line and Phoenix Islands through the newly installed AM846 khz in London.

    Mr Rimon said the people of Kanton (Canton), the only inhabited island in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) can now tune and listen clearly to the broadcast from Christmas Island, a barrier in radio communications which has plagued and isolated the island from the rest of the islands in the country for many years.

    "The people of Kanton can now tune to this service as it will sufficiently cover the rest of PIPA. You are now no longer far but drawn closer to the rest of the nation and the world in terms of news updates and radio service," said Mr Rimon….RK News
    ……………………….
    Kamaiuaki ana ‘AM transmitter’ te BPA ae e boou ibukin te Aono n Raina ma Rawaki

    TARAWA, November 24, 2017 (RADIO KIRIBATI) ---- A kona ngkai te nati ni Kiribati ake a tionako ni maeka n aban te Aono n Raina ma Rawaki n ongora n te moan tai ni Bwanan Kiribati ae e itiaki man ana tabo ni kanakobwana te Botaki ni Kanakobwana ma Karekerongorongo (BPA) are i Ronton, Kiritimati imwin kanimwakin ana transmitter te BPA ae e boou ikekei.

    E katekeraoaki kamaiuan te transmitter ae e boou aio n te Kaonobong 25 n November 2017 n ana tabo te BPA i Ronton Kiritimati.

    E taku te Kauoman ni Tia Babaire n ana Baba n Tararua te BPA ae Betarim Rimon bwa e katanoataaki ao ni katabwenaki moan kamaiuan ke kabonganakin te transmitter ae e boou aio n te kanakobwana ae e maiu iaon Bwanan Kiribati are e ongoraeakinaki n aban te Aono ni Kiribati (Gilbert Group) rinanon te band ae te AM1440 kilohertz ao n te Aono n Raina ma Rawaki rinanon ana band te transmitter are e a tibwa kanimwaki ae te AM846 kilohertz.

    E taku Betarim bwa ai akea ngkai aia kanganga kain Kanton, are bon ti ngaia aban te Aono n Rawaki ake a kainaki (PIPA) ae e kaainaki ni karekean Bwanan Kiribati ao n itiaki naba ongoraaia man te kanakobwana mai Kiritimati, te kanganga n te itoman n te rerio are e a tia ni kationakoa Kanton ma aban Kiribati ake nikabane inanon ririki aika a mwaiti.

    "A kona ngkai kain Kanton ni karekea ao ni kabongana ana tieweti Bwanan Kiribati aio n akea aia kanganga ngkai e a kona n roko korakorana ao n ongoraeaki n aban te Aono n Raina (PIPA) ni kabane. Kam aikoa tionako ngkai ma kamwa kaaniaki riki ma aban Kiribati ni kabane ao te aonnaba ni kaineti ma rongorongon baika a riki ao te tieweti n te rerio," e taku Betarim….RK News``

    Longitude is 157-29 WEST, i.e. in the western hemisphere, yet the dateline was moved east of there, and the timezone advanced to UT +14 which would be the same at UT -10 on the day before as in Hawaii, Tahiti.

    Just as Kiribati is pronounced kiri-bas, the TI`s in Kiritimati are equivalent to S, so it comes out sounding a lot more like Ch-ristmas. Current sunset there is 0421 UT, and varies little at less than 2 degrees north of the Equator. It`s not clear when 846 sign off, but 1440 was listed as 0500-1000 for their evening broadcast.

    So far on the IRCA and NRC lists I don`t see any reports of direct reception of 846 beyond the west coast, except for Alberta.

    Before 0600 I also check 558 for Fiji, 1098 for Marshalls, but probably too early for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** KIRITIMATI. 846.00, Dec 8 at 0625 UT, and again at 0659 check, JBA carrier on this precise frequency, from new R. Kiribati, London Town. Because of its great distance from the rest of Kiribati, some believe that Christmas Island should be considered a separate radio country. From Tarawa: 3294 km = 2046 statute miles = 1778 nautical miles. From London, Kiritimati to Enid: 7200 km = 4474 stmi = 3888 nmi. I see there is also a Paris on the island. I wonder what the power is?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 1030, Dec 8 at 0106, ID immediately on tune-in: ``Grupo Fórmula Juárez, 10-30 AM``, then overtaken by some Dave Ramsey station. I.e. XEYC, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, 1/1 kW per IRCA Log; it`s the XE most often heard here on 1030, not XEQR, CDMX, 50/5 kW but twice the distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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