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    MWDX from Enid OK, Sept 27-Oct 3, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    ** CUBA. 530, Sept 27 at 1114 I am hearing typical Enciclopedia EZL music, confirmed by 7:15 timecheck in Spanish at 1115, so this 10 kW CMBQ transmitter in Habana holds up this late --- well, of course, by gaisma.com I see that LSR there today is 1120 UT, while here in Enid it is 1223. BTW, have not heard the 1 kHz het from TN beacon LYQ 529 for many months; thanks, Dave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Sept 27: I woke up an hour too early.

    620, Sept 27 at 1116 UT, Radio 6-20, music offer, 8-digit phone starting with 5-, i.e. DF, loops N/S, adstring mixed with government PSAs, addresses in DF. 1118 ``Está Vd. en Por el Campo`` program, ``desde la Ciudad de México``. Cantú:
    620 XENK Radio 6.20 México, DF 50,000 5,000
    Totally overriding Mickey Mouse and anything else on 620
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX Sept 28, UT; as the terminator moves relentlessly eastward as of 1200 UT, I am getting more Coahuilans than in previous weeks:

    550, Sept 28 at 1214 UT, timecheck for 6:14 and mentions Sinaloa, which is on MDT; trouble is, no stations in that state on 550. The others in UT -6 are Nayarit and Chihuahua, so probably usual XEPL in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, altho there is also XETNC in Nayarit which is further but maybe more likely to mention Sinaloa, up the coast

    800, Sept 28 at 1207 UT, again hearing extremely distorted talk audio, language unknown, in null of KQCV OKC; at the same time I am getting weak non-distorted Spanish, presumably XEROK, so must be something else, probably further east. In view of all the Coahuilans I am getting at this time, prime suspect is, per Cantú:
    800 XEZR La Traviesa Zaragoza, Coah. 2,000 2,000
    Would those closer to it please check its modulation. (I shall be astounded by any replies, as no one has replied to any of my other queries about Mexicans, unIDs.)

    830, Sept 28 at 1205 UT, mentions colonias (neighborhoods) de Torreón, ``el noticiero de Radio Zócalo``, ``estado de Coahuila``. The only Coahuilan on 830 is per Cantú:
    830 XEIK La Norteñita Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 D
    quite a distance from Torreón, up on la frontera; would it be relaying a Torreón station? Searching Cantú site on Zocalo gets zero hits! But Google search on Radio Zócalo goes right to a group in Piedras Negras y Ciudad Acuña, including this Norteñita. R. Zócalo is the newscast at 06-14 and 18 hours local on it and five other stations.
    http://www.zocalo.com.mx/radio/radio.html
    No doubt dealing with events in the whole state if not beyond.

    880, Sept 28 at 1203 UT, amid QRM, mentions ``ayuntamiento de Gómez Palacio``, therefore from adjacent city:
    880 XETC 880 AM Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000

    900, Sept 28 at 1221 UT, ``Radio Vida`` ID, gobierno del estado [¿cuál?] PSA, adstring mentioning colonias, various addresses on carreteras away from town, but which? Only Mexican likely to propagate at this hour is the often heard:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    Once again I am not hearing the WRTH- and Cantú-listed name La Reina.

    940, Sept 28 at 1200 UT, government PSA for CNDH = Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos, then mentions Saltillo, Estado de Coahuila; 1202 ID as XEYJ, Estéreo, ``la nueva era``, full ID by OM, and a YL interjects the English word ``Stereo``. (This Y is pronounced ``ye``, one of three ambiguous letters in Spanish, V-W-Y). So:
    940 XEYJ La YJ Mexicana Mélchor Múzquiz, Coah. 15,000 ? [night power unknown to Cantú]
    (I always have an audible het on 940 around sunrise and later. XEQ in the DF is well-known to be off-frequency, but too late for it. A US station, spur, another Mexican, a birdie, or from local appliance?)

    1010, Sept 28 at 1159 UT, talking about Partido Verde en Chiapas, full ID but only bits caught, such as ``La Poderosa``, ``5 mil watts``. There is no Chiapan on 1010, and Cantú shows the only one with that slogan is:
    1010 XEVK La Poderosa Torreón, Coah. 5,000 1,000

    1040, Sept 28 at 1230 UT, full ID including Radio Vista, Guaymas, Once, FM station too. Yet another slogan for this one heard before?
    1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
    I think it was ``Vista`` instead of Vida or Viva or Villa, but not positive.

    Regarding my Sept 23 log on 600 of an unlisted ``XELN``, I now notice that Cantú has this call on 830, FWIW:
    830 XELN La Caliente + FM 95.3 Linares, N.L. 3,000 250
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 29 at 0528, full ID for Radio Coahuila, Saltillo at this odd time, making SAH with WGN about the same as the one KSAH makes, also in Spanish from San Antonio, Tejas. Cantú shows only 250 watts at night: Maybe Radio Coahuila is the group name, or a generic:
    720 XEDE La Kaliente Saltillo, Coah. 8,000 250

    Sunrise MWDX Sept 29, UT:

    580, Sept 29 at 1154 UT, lots of birthday greetings, including to someone in Múzquiz (Coahuila), and several in Tejas, 1157 ``La Rancherita del Aire``:
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500

    610, Sept 29 at 1157 UT, ``visítenos en Nueva Rosita``, and two-letter call interjected. N.R. is a nearby city to:
    610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500

    610, Sept 29 at 1158 UT, ``G-S`` truncated ID had overtaken frequency:
    610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500

    650, Sept 29 at 1209 UT, `Panorama Agropecuario` farmshow, into weather segment discussing hurricane threat. Had just heard same on XEGS 610 and this time confirmed they are //, stronger on 650 with hum, i.e.:
    650 XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000

    760, Sept 29 at 1211 UT, choral NA ending way late, 1212 Radio Geny ID, ``viva México``:
    760 XENY Radio Geny Nogales, Son. 5,000 100

    870, Sept 29 at 1213 UT, mañanitas from XETAR had SAH and CCI from an SS in the USA: q.v.
    870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D

    1050, Sept 29 at 1217 UT, ``Radiorama, Mil Cincuenta AM`` (1050 could be pronounced both this way and Diez Cincuenta, strangely enough). Cantú has no such name on 1050, but it`s a group. Googling leads right to XED Mexicali which Cantú has as:
    1050 XED W Radio Mexicali, B.C. 10,000 D
    I thought W Radio and Radiorama were competitors; did they sell XED?
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Oct 2, UT:

    610, Oct 2 at 1218 UT, ``Grupo Chávez, Radio K``, and ``una experiencia en el cielo``, Sunday-morning religious show. Seemed // 650, but not definite with two receivers. If so, that would be XEGS Guaymas, Sinaloa once again. Googling confirms there is a group by that name in Sinaloa, including La GS on 610, and La Ley on 650, but the `Radio K` would have been ``Radiocast``:
    http://es-es.facebook.com/pages/Chav...32376413473133

    770, Oct 2 at 1214 UT, singing ID ending in ``Digital``. I thought maybe it was one of those ``Éxtasis Digital`` outlets, but none listed on 770 in Cantú.

    1030, Oct 2 at 1228 UT, ad for a giveaway, 1229 ``Grupo Jota`` and romantic music. I can`t find any Mexican radio group by that name on 1030 or anywhere else; maybe was name of musical group (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Oct 3; LSR here now 1228 UT:

    710, Oct 3 at 1201 UT, ``Grupo B-M Radio``, noticias W&M alternating, several mentions of ``aquí en Ciudad Cuauhtémoc:
    710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 7,000 100
    See http://www.gbmradio.com/byfabian/

    720, Oct 3 at 1200 UT, ID mentioning Saltillo, Coahuila. I have yet to hear the listed slogan or call letters in Cantú:
    720 XEDE La Kaliente Saltillo, Coah. 8,000 250

    770, Oct 3 at 1230, mentions ``Cuarenta Principales``. The only 770 Top-40 in Cantú is:
    770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
    And then at 1231 does mention Los Mochis and a 5-letter XH- FM call, (listed XHREV), 6:31 timecheck.

    800, Oct 3 at 1205 UT, ad for Zaragoza, Coahuila, OK modulation, so
    800 XEZR La Traviesa Zaragoza, Coah. 2,000 2,000
    With KQCV OKC (not yet daytime) nulled as best I could, also audible the station with extremely distorted modulation, previously suspected to be XEZR, but soon gone. Next suspect for this further east is:
    800 XEDD La Tremenda Montemorelos, N.L. 10,000 2,500
    XEROK CiJz was not being heard at this time!

    900, Oct 3 at 1208 UT, timecheck for 6:08, Radio Vida [? not Reina], introducing a program but first, a huge local adstring, including several businesses on ``Carretera a Álvaro Obregón``, already traced to Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, one of them with website http://www.maquinariaw.com which is Wiebe, seller of heavy industrial and agricultural machinery, mostly imported from USA:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500

    1410, Oct 3 at 1218 UT, conversation mentioning Secretaría de Educación Pública, so certainly a Mexican, also something about incendios (fires) in Mazatlán. It`s hard to pull Mexicans thru all the US QRM on upper regional channels. As I feared, there is no Mazatlán station here in perhaps national newscast, altho there is one in Los Mochis:
    1410 XECF La Mexicana + 93.3 FM Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 500
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Sept 29 at 1213 UT, XETAR, Chihuahua, usually totally in the clear, is now getting CCI from another Spanish station, generally separable by rotating DX-398, and obviously American with PSAs about United Way and IRS with those names pronounced in English, then ``8-70 AM, Radio Variedades`` ID.

    Surely it`s KFJZ Fort Worth. 2011 NRC AM Log does not have this slogan and shows it as SS:RELigious, but certainly not now, plugging their variety of music. There are two other little US stations on 870 in CO and MO, neither listed as Spanish at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 880, Sept 28 at 1219, English with URL http://jamesmacdonald.com for religious info, then amateur YL singing hymn in Navajo about Jesus Christ, banjo accompaniment. So KHAC AZ/NM. Website leads to ``Walk in the Word``, and in the extensive affiliate list is KHAC 880, supposedly at 8 am M-F.

    I am so sad to hear native Americans being plied with the white man`s religion, and even buying into it. Unfortunately, secular KTNN 660 must have a very effective null toward New York before sunrise, unheard. Its official sunrise in Sept is 1300 UT, which even now is about 40 minutes after SR here, but end of month offers best chance at propagation; in Oct it won`t be until 1315 UT. Sunrise niceties don`t prevent KHAC from being heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. Does KNX break format? UNIDENTIFIED. 1070, Sunday Oct 2 at 1237 UT, I am hearing an Alleluiah [pick your spelling] song from E/W in null of KLIO Wichita, and with the fast SAH caused by KLIO being off-frequency. KNX Los Ángeles is the usual station heard this way at night and sunrise, but aren`t they all-news?? To make it more confusing, at the moment, KLIO is talking, but it`s soon on to country gospel music at 1240 (rather than the usual True Oldies format!). 1240 still choral religious music from the other. KNX program schedule does not admit to any such deviation,
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2010/...-air-schedule/
    but if it ever does go gospel, before 6 am Sunday would be the time to do the least damage. Can anyone confirm? There is hardly anything westward from here except KNX, but I see that KBCL, 250-watt daytimer in Bossier City [Shreveport] LA is `Praise 1070`, so maybe that was it, still propagating. However, there was no sign of any news-talk station, and KNX should have been in there. IBOC from 1080 KRLD abuzz but that nulls about the same direxion as from the 1070 station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Glenn: -- The only "religion" I've ever heard on KNX in 30+ years of listening is the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir 'cast originating (still?) at KSL, and that always started no later than 6AM PLT on Sunday mornings. Very 73z -- GREG HARDISON, CA, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Hi Glenn, Yes. If you want news from KNX between 1230 and 1300 UT (during DST), you're out of luck. During that half-hour they carry the weekly broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Rick Lewis, WA, IRCA via DXLD)

    ** U S A. 1110, Sept 29 at 1218 UT, rather startled to hear Qur`an being sung by a tenor, then interrupted by some English words, presumably translation; 1221 onto unsung talk in Arabic(?). Could not get a null on it, and could not separate it from KFAB. Surely it is one of the Texans, either the newish KVTT Mineral Wells (The Metroplex), which I thought was Christian, and tho 50 kW days has a big null toward us; OR KTEK Alvin (Houston), a 2.5 kW daytimer listed as BizRadio (in English) by NRC AM Log. I`ll assume the latter, with a pattern aimed right at us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1190, Oct 3 at 1226 UT, blues music from NW/SE. No doubt KVCU, the student station at Boulder CO, a rarity. Another AM station which dares to play music is 1130 KWKH Shreveport LA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1310, Oct 3 at 1222 UT, ``News-talk 13-10, KZRG`` IDs, items about St Louis & St Charles, but this is really Joplin MO, the station which got kudos for tornado coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1460, Sept 28 at 0536, YL with long list of contest rules on ``1460 KXNO`` mentioned several times, Clear Channel. Sounds like a parody, really. Is 5 kW from Des Moines IA, listed as a Fox Sports affiliate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    MWDX from Enid OK, Sept 27-Oct 3, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    ** CUBA. 530, Sept 27 at 1114 I am hearing typical Enciclopedia EZL music, confirmed by 7:15 timecheck in Spanish at 1115, so this 10 kW CMBQ transmitter in Habana holds up this late --- well, of course, by gaisma.com I see that LSR there today is 1120 UT, while here in Enid it is 1223. BTW, have not heard the 1 kHz het from TN beacon LYQ 529 for many months; thanks, Dave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Sept 27: I woke up an hour too early.

    620, Sept 27 at 1116 UT, Radio 6-20, music offer, 8-digit phone starting with 5-, i.e. DF, loops N/S, adstring mixed with government PSAs, addresses in DF. 1118 ``Está Vd. en Por el Campo`` program, ``desde la Ciudad de México``. Cantú:
    620 XENK Radio 6.20 México, DF 50,000 5,000
    Totally overriding Mickey Mouse and anything else on 620
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX Sept 28, UT; as the terminator moves relentlessly eastward as of 1200 UT, I am getting more Coahuilans than in previous weeks:

    550, Sept 28 at 1214 UT, timecheck for 6:14 and mentions Sinaloa, which is on MDT; trouble is, no stations in that state on 550. The others in UT -6 are Nayarit and Chihuahua, so probably usual XEPL in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, altho there is also XETNC in Nayarit which is further but maybe more likely to mention Sinaloa, up the coast

    800, Sept 28 at 1207 UT, again hearing extremely distorted talk audio, language unknown, in null of KQCV OKC; at the same time I am getting weak non-distorted Spanish, presumably XEROK, so must be something else, probably further east. In view of all the Coahuilans I am getting at this time, prime suspect is, per Cantú:
    800 XEZR La Traviesa Zaragoza, Coah. 2,000 2,000
    Would those closer to it please check its modulation. (I shall be astounded by any replies, as no one has replied to any of my other queries about Mexicans, unIDs.)

    830, Sept 28 at 1205 UT, mentions colonias (neighborhoods) de Torreón, ``el noticiero de Radio Zócalo``, ``estado de Coahuila``. The only Coahuilan on 830 is per Cantú:
    830 XEIK La Norteñita Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 D
    quite a distance from Torreón, up on la frontera; would it be relaying a Torreón station? Searching Cantú site on Zocalo gets zero hits! But Google search on Radio Zócalo goes right to a group in Piedras Negras y Ciudad Acuña, including this Norteñita. R. Zócalo is the newscast at 06-14 and 18 hours local on it and five other stations.
    http://www.zocalo.com.mx/radio/radio.html
    No doubt dealing with events in the whole state if not beyond.

    880, Sept 28 at 1203 UT, amid QRM, mentions ``ayuntamiento de Gómez Palacio``, therefore from adjacent city:
    880 XETC 880 AM Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000

    900, Sept 28 at 1221 UT, ``Radio Vida`` ID, gobierno del estado [¿cuál?] PSA, adstring mentioning colonias, various addresses on carreteras away from town, but which? Only Mexican likely to propagate at this hour is the often heard:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    Once again I am not hearing the WRTH- and Cantú-listed name La Reina.

    940, Sept 28 at 1200 UT, government PSA for CNDH = Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos, then mentions Saltillo, Estado de Coahuila; 1202 ID as XEYJ, Estéreo, ``la nueva era``, full ID by OM, and a YL interjects the English word ``Stereo``. (This Y is pronounced ``ye``, one of three ambiguous letters in Spanish, V-W-Y). So:
    940 XEYJ La YJ Mexicana Mélchor Múzquiz, Coah. 15,000 ? [night power unknown to Cantú]
    (I always have an audible het on 940 around sunrise and later. XEQ in the DF is well-known to be off-frequency, but too late for it. A US station, spur, another Mexican, a birdie, or from local appliance?)

    1010, Sept 28 at 1159 UT, talking about Partido Verde en Chiapas, full ID but only bits caught, such as ``La Poderosa``, ``5 mil watts``. There is no Chiapan on 1010, and Cantú shows the only one with that slogan is:
    1010 XEVK La Poderosa Torreón, Coah. 5,000 1,000

    1040, Sept 28 at 1230 UT, full ID including Radio Vista, Guaymas, Once, FM station too. Yet another slogan for this one heard before?
    1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
    I think it was ``Vista`` instead of Vida or Viva or Villa, but not positive.

    Regarding my Sept 23 log on 600 of an unlisted ``XELN``, I now notice that Cantú has this call on 830, FWIW:
    830 XELN La Caliente + FM 95.3 Linares, N.L. 3,000 250
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 29 at 0528, full ID for Radio Coahuila, Saltillo at this odd time, making SAH with WGN about the same as the one KSAH makes, also in Spanish from San Antonio, Tejas. Cantú shows only 250 watts at night: Maybe Radio Coahuila is the group name, or a generic:
    720 XEDE La Kaliente Saltillo, Coah. 8,000 250

    Sunrise MWDX Sept 29, UT:

    580, Sept 29 at 1154 UT, lots of birthday greetings, including to someone in Múzquiz (Coahuila), and several in Tejas, 1157 ``La Rancherita del Aire``:
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500

    610, Sept 29 at 1157 UT, ``visítenos en Nueva Rosita``, and two-letter call interjected. N.R. is a nearby city to:
    610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500

    610, Sept 29 at 1158 UT, ``G-S`` truncated ID had overtaken frequency:
    610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500

    650, Sept 29 at 1209 UT, `Panorama Agropecuario` farmshow, into weather segment discussing hurricane threat. Had just heard same on XEGS 610 and this time confirmed they are //, stronger on 650 with hum, i.e.:
    650 XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000

    760, Sept 29 at 1211 UT, choral NA ending way late, 1212 Radio Geny ID, ``viva México``:
    760 XENY Radio Geny Nogales, Son. 5,000 100

    870, Sept 29 at 1213 UT, mañanitas from XETAR had SAH and CCI from an SS in the USA: q.v.
    870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D

    1050, Sept 29 at 1217 UT, ``Radiorama, Mil Cincuenta AM`` (1050 could be pronounced both this way and Diez Cincuenta, strangely enough). Cantú has no such name on 1050, but it`s a group. Googling leads right to XED Mexicali which Cantú has as:
    1050 XED W Radio Mexicali, B.C. 10,000 D
    I thought W Radio and Radiorama were competitors; did they sell XED?
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Oct 2, UT:

    610, Oct 2 at 1218 UT, ``Grupo Chávez, Radio K``, and ``una experiencia en el cielo``, Sunday-morning religious show. Seemed // 650, but not definite with two receivers. If so, that would be XEGS Guaymas, Sinaloa once again. Googling confirms there is a group by that name in Sinaloa, including La GS on 610, and La Ley on 650, but the `Radio K` would have been ``Radiocast``:
    http://es-es.facebook.com/pages/Chav...32376413473133

    770, Oct 2 at 1214 UT, singing ID ending in ``Digital``. I thought maybe it was one of those ``Éxtasis Digital`` outlets, but none listed on 770 in Cantú.

    1030, Oct 2 at 1228 UT, ad for a giveaway, 1229 ``Grupo Jota`` and romantic music. I can`t find any Mexican radio group by that name on 1030 or anywhere else; maybe was name of musical group (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Oct 3; LSR here now 1228 UT:

    710, Oct 3 at 1201 UT, ``Grupo B-M Radio``, noticias W&M alternating, several mentions of ``aquí en Ciudad Cuauhtémoc:
    710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 7,000 100
    See http://www.gbmradio.com/byfabian/

    720, Oct 3 at 1200 UT, ID mentioning Saltillo, Coahuila. I have yet to hear the listed slogan or call letters in Cantú:
    720 XEDE La Kaliente Saltillo, Coah. 8,000 250

    770, Oct 3 at 1230, mentions ``Cuarenta Principales``. The only 770 Top-40 in Cantú is:
    770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
    And then at 1231 does mention Los Mochis and a 5-letter XH- FM call, (listed XHREV), 6:31 timecheck.

    800, Oct 3 at 1205 UT, ad for Zaragoza, Coahuila, OK modulation, so
    800 XEZR La Traviesa Zaragoza, Coah. 2,000 2,000
    With KQCV OKC (not yet daytime) nulled as best I could, also audible the station with extremely distorted modulation, previously suspected to be XEZR, but soon gone. Next suspect for this further east is:
    800 XEDD La Tremenda Montemorelos, N.L. 10,000 2,500
    XEROK CiJz was not being heard at this time!

    900, Oct 3 at 1208 UT, timecheck for 6:08, Radio Vida [? not Reina], introducing a program but first, a huge local adstring, including several businesses on ``Carretera a Álvaro Obregón``, already traced to Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, one of them with website http://www.maquinariaw.com which is Wiebe, seller of heavy industrial and agricultural machinery, mostly imported from USA:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500

    1410, Oct 3 at 1218 UT, conversation mentioning Secretaría de Educación Pública, so certainly a Mexican, also something about incendios (fires) in Mazatlán. It`s hard to pull Mexicans thru all the US QRM on upper regional channels. As I feared, there is no Mazatlán station here in perhaps national newscast, altho there is one in Los Mochis:
    1410 XECF La Mexicana + 93.3 FM Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 500
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Sept 29 at 1213 UT, XETAR, Chihuahua, usually totally in the clear, is now getting CCI from another Spanish station, generally separable by rotating DX-398, and obviously American with PSAs about United Way and IRS with those names pronounced in English, then ``8-70 AM, Radio Variedades`` ID.

    Surely it`s KFJZ Fort Worth. 2011 NRC AM Log does not have this slogan and shows it as SS:RELigious, but certainly not now, plugging their variety of music. There are two other little US stations on 870 in CO and MO, neither listed as Spanish at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 880, Sept 28 at 1219, English with URL http://jamesmacdonald.com for religious info, then amateur YL singing hymn in Navajo about Jesus Christ, banjo accompaniment. So KHAC AZ/NM. Website leads to ``Walk in the Word``, and in the extensive affiliate list is KHAC 880, supposedly at 8 am M-F.

    I am so sad to hear native Americans being plied with the white man`s religion, and even buying into it. Unfortunately, secular KTNN 660 must have a very effective null toward New York before sunrise, unheard. Its official sunrise in Sept is 1300 UT, which even now is about 40 minutes after SR here, but end of month offers best chance at propagation; in Oct it won`t be until 1315 UT. Sunrise niceties don`t prevent KHAC from being heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. Does KNX break format? UNIDENTIFIED. 1070, Sunday Oct 2 at 1237 UT, I am hearing an Alleluiah [pick your spelling] song from E/W in null of KLIO Wichita, and with the fast SAH caused by KLIO being off-frequency. KNX Los Ángeles is the usual station heard this way at night and sunrise, but aren`t they all-news?? To make it more confusing, at the moment, KLIO is talking, but it`s soon on to country gospel music at 1240 (rather than the usual True Oldies format!). 1240 still choral religious music from the other. KNX program schedule does not admit to any such deviation,
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2010/...-air-schedule/
    but if it ever does go gospel, before 6 am Sunday would be the time to do the least damage. Can anyone confirm? There is hardly anything westward from here except KNX, but I see that KBCL, 250-watt daytimer in Bossier City [Shreveport] LA is `Praise 1070`, so maybe that was it, still propagating. However, there was no sign of any news-talk station, and KNX should have been in there. IBOC from 1080 KRLD abuzz but that nulls about the same direxion as from the 1070 station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Glenn: -- The only "religion" I've ever heard on KNX in 30+ years of listening is the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir 'cast originating (still?) at KSL, and that always started no later than 6AM PLT on Sunday mornings. Very 73z -- GREG HARDISON, CA, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Hi Glenn, Yes. If you want news from KNX between 1230 and 1300 UT (during DST), you're out of luck. During that half-hour they carry the weekly broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Rick Lewis, WA, IRCA via DXLD)

    ** U S A. 1110, Sept 29 at 1218 UT, rather startled to hear Qur`an being sung by a tenor, then interrupted by some English words, presumably translation; 1221 onto unsung talk in Arabic(?). Could not get a null on it, and could not separate it from KFAB. Surely it is one of the Texans, either the newish KVTT Mineral Wells (The Metroplex), which I thought was Christian, and tho 50 kW days has a big null toward us; OR KTEK Alvin (Houston), a 2.5 kW daytimer listed as BizRadio (in English) by NRC AM Log. I`ll assume the latter, with a pattern aimed right at us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1190, Oct 3 at 1226 UT, blues music from NW/SE. No doubt KVCU, the student station at Boulder CO, a rarity. Another AM station which dares to play music is 1130 KWKH Shreveport LA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1310, Oct 3 at 1222 UT, ``News-talk 13-10, KZRG`` IDs, items about St Louis & St Charles, but this is really Joplin MO, the station which got kudos for tornado coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1460, Sept 28 at 0536, YL with long list of contest rules on ``1460 KXNO`` mentioned several times, Clear Channel. Sounds like a parody, really. Is 5 kW from Des Moines IA, listed as a Fox Sports affiliate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    MW DX from Enid OK, October 4-7, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 4, UT:

    630, Oct 4 at 1158 UT, discussion of dólares/pesos exchange rates, continued conversation past 1200 with no ID. Probably XEFB Monterrey NL with news format; some other DXers are wondering what else makes it north of border on 630

    700, Oct 4 at 1158 UT, ``Stéreo Éxitos`` heard as tuned by, probably multi-station mention, and would have to research which of all the 700s has such a sibling on FM

    900, Oct 4 at 1211 UT, ads mentioning ``Carretera a Álvaro Obregón``, i.e. Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, which was also mentioned in ``cerca de la glorieta Cuauhtémoc``; Cantú:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 5, UT:

    660, Oct 5 at 1218 UT, talking about a fiesta, mentions Meoqui; 1222 phoner about collecting water in the fog on the fifth of October; 6:23 timecheck ``en Radio 6-60``, keeps mentioning Mercado Juárez, also Mercado Morelos; 1226 ad, ``aquí en Delicias``. Meoqui is a neighboring town. Cantú shows:
    660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

    710, Oct 5 at 1209 UT, local news by M&W alternating, about armed robbery of a jewelry store owned by the family of the local diputado, got away with 75 kilopesos of loot, yesterday at 10:07 in Cuauhtémoc, 6:11 timecheck. I think they were blaming the Beta gang if not Zeta:
    710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 7,000 100
    This is the dominant 710 station most mornings, and you`d never know KGNC exists till later. I`ve heard it many times, but more interested in catching programming and more local clues which might help others, than dismissing it as a relog, as I am not counting Mexican or any other totals, anyway.

    780, Oct 5 at 1206 UT, Ciudad Victoria mentioned in null of KSPI; then at 1207 KSPI audio drops off, but the XE has faded. Presumably:
    780 XESFT La Triple T San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
    As C.V. is the state capital of Tamaulipas, and San Fernando is halfway to the border from there, altho there is another Tamaulipan on 780 in Tampico.

    790, Oct 5 at 1229 UT, gobierno federal, Hora Nacional PSAs, 1230 full ID for R. Fórmula, 5-letter call, 10,000 watts. (No sign of KNST Tucson which was inbooming here 24 hours and 6 minutes earlier.) Cantú shows two Fórmulas on 790, one a 250-watter in Guadalajara, unlikely, and the other:
    790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
    The uncopied 5-letter call probably applied to their FM. At first I feared they were just relaying XERFR 970 DF, but it`s 50 kW.

    800, Oct 5 around 1200, again getting extremely distorted talk modulation; little chance of understanding a word of it. DF for SSW [or NNE], as best I can tell vs KQCV OKC to the SSE, still suspect:
    800 XEDD La Tremenda Montemorelos, N.L. 10,000 2,500
    Listeners in S Tejas should be able to hear this all day and confirm whether it`s the culprit.

    850, Oct 5 at 1157 UT, non-IBOC noise, in null of KOA. Must be open studio-transmitter link. Note: turn on STL first, then main transmitter. 1200 noise stops, SAH continues with KOA, 1201 choral NA; 1204 sign-on by Chihuahua station, ``Renacimiento`` which is reborn for another day:
    850 XEM Radio Renacimiento Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 6, UT:

    560, Oct 6 at 1208 UT, Casas Luxor sponsors time & temp, in Monclova, XE- ID, ``Son Noticias, La ---``, starting newscast with named W&M:
    560 XEGIK La Acerera Monclova, Coah. 1,400 250
    O yes, heard this before and speculated name means ``steel mill``. Google says ``steelmaker`` with the definite article, but feminine?? Maybe it refers to la ciudad being this rather than individual workers. Of course one hopes that women are indeed among them.

    580, Oct 6 at 1148 UT, ad for Culebra Restaurant in San Antonio, ``la tienda de la raza``. Since there`s only a non-Spanish Texan on 580 in Lubbock, I can only assume that border outlet per Cantú
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500
    has listeners in SATEX, and/or frequent travellers to there on US 57

    620, Oct 6 at 1149 UT, ID for ``B-U, La Norteñita``:
    620 XEBU La Norteñita Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000

    650, Oct 6 at 1204 UT, choral NA ends, XETNT ID with FM 106.5:
    650 XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000
    Not the dominant signal it used to have; too early now for SRS boost?

    760, Oct 6 at 1152 UT, acknowledging morning show staff, ID for ABC Radio, 50,000 watts, Paseo de la Reforma; XEABC, 760 AM
    760 XEABC ABC Radio México, DF 70,000 10,000
    So Cantú gives it 20 kW more

    760, Oct 6 at 1202 UT, NA and ID from Antena 760, Chihuahua Capital:
    760 XEES Antena 760 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000

    900, Oct 6 at 1159 UT, XEW chimes, phone numbers ``en la cabina``, mixing with some other SS stations this early:
    900 XEW W Radio + FM 96.9 México, DF 250,000 250,000

    I also heard Monterrey and Veracruz mentioned, where there are also 900 stations, Vcz being an XEW relay, but unsure whence

    900, Oct 6 at 1228 UT, ending `Mundo del Trabajo` about mujeres empresarias, programa sindical (union-sponsored), 1229 R. Vida ID, 6:29 timecheck, saludos. I`ve logged this slogan before such as Sept 21, but none listed on 900 by Cantú and assume most likely is:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    UT-6 timecheck rules out all other listed Mexicans on 900
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MWDX Oct 7, UT: These DX sessions are done with the DX-398 handheld for quick nulling and peaking, internal antenna only on AC inside. Reference: http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am.htm

    580, Oct 7 at 1203 UT, talking about rain along highway 57 to San Antonio; correlates with yesterday`s log of San Antonio ads on:
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500

    630, Oct 7 at 1156 UT, promo for flu shots courtesy Grupo Radio México, noticias 6-30 AM, 1157 XEFB program promo:
    630 XEFB FB La Estación Que Da Las Noticias Monterrey NL 10,000 10,000

    660, Oct 7 at 1211 UT, ``Radio 6-60, La Tremenda, Número Uno`` IDs, 6:11 timecheck, ads:
    660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

    670, Oct 7 at 1203 UT, mentions Grupo Radio México, 1205 mañanitas. Poor signal. I am trying, so far unsuccessfully, to hear the slogan Richard Allen reported from XETOR, ``La Voz Consuelo``. Anyhow it was XETOR:
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreon, Coah. 1,000 250
    This version of Cantú lists by state also shows Grupo affiliation:
    http://www.radiotvmexico.net/conteni...=estacionesEdo

    800, Oct 7 at 1214, full ID from ``XEZR, La Traviesa`` in Spanish only, amid CCI from the very distorted talker (XEDD?) and KQCV OKC:
    800 XEZR La Traviesa Zaragoza, Coah. 2,000 2,000

    Wayne Heinen in CO says he also heard an English ID from XEZR at 0401 UT Sept 24. My Random House dixionary says traviesa means sleeping car (as in a train), rafter as in architecture, and the distance between two points, none of which make much sense for a radio station. Instead we have to check the masculine travieso: transverse, crosswise, mischievous, willful, debauched, clever, subtle, ever-moving (of streams, etc.). Take your pick; I wonder which sense was intended. Do they use an English slogan in ID? Wayne also heard ``Channel 80``

    1000, Oct 7 at 1218 UT, weather, 6:19 TC, fast SAH with KTOK OKC (which I have a hard time nulling, unlike sharp nulls on WKY 930 --- maybe because WKY is more groundwave being on N side of OKC while KTOK is further on the S side?). Keeps referring to ``nuestra ciudad`` which is NOT helpful, but we assume it is
    1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
    altho there are three other XEs in the UT-6 zone, in Chih, Sin.

    1100, Oct 7 at 1224 UT, heavy beat music with drums, 1228 5:28 TC, full ID but tough copy of details, XE–AF[?], mil watts, address and phones, ``24 horas contigo``, Grupo Rasa[?[ Comunicaciones, www site, also plugs availability on Canal 69(?) in New York. So it`s:
    1100 XENAS Unica + FM 96.1 Navojoa, Son. 1,000 500
    (There is one other UT-7 in BCS but call XEBAC does not match.)

    Per a Cantú link to http://www.larsavision.tv/ it`s Grupo Larsa, more about music TV than radio, on 39.3 in NY. Has linx to listen to their radio stations, mostly FM and not including this one as it`s just simulcasting 96.1. Hmm, 96.1 is not among the logos either. Anyhow
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) V. also UNIDENTIFIED 1410

    ** U S A. 790, Oct 4 at 1221 something with Fox News, VG signal really at a sunrise peak here (1229); after some national ads, ID at 1224 as KNST, News-talk, Tucson AZ. I was drawn to check 790 after hearing IBOC noise on 780 and 800, no doubt from this, unlisted as such in 2011 NRC AM Log. Nor here:
    http://topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html

    Hard to believe it`s not 5 kW day power, altho soon fades down. It`s only 5:24 AM MST. Here`s the FCC notice about KNST`s PSRA; all of these seem to be as of 2007y:
    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=5188
    which implies starting in October, KNST can run 500 watts PSRA starting at 6 am ``Advanced time``, even tho time is NOT advanced in AZ! So Arizonans get to start PSRAs at 5 am local unlike any other state? Pre-sunrise authority was supposed to be based on 6 am local clock time, whatever it is. Tucson official October sunrise is not until 1330 UT. KNST day and night patterns are about the same, with broad lobes toward east and nulls, but not sharp ones, toward KABC. And what`s the point of a PSRA for KNST? Night power is 500 watts too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, tnx to Neil Kazaross in IL and Håkan Sundman in Helsinki for pointing out that KLSQ Whitney (Las Vegas) NV is ``Radio Variedades``, the slogan I heard Sept 29 at 1213 mixing with XETAR in Chihuahua, which I assumed to be KFJZ Fort Worth:

    ``Hi, You mention a Spanish station on 870 with the slogan Radio Variedades and suspect KFJZ in Fort Worth TX. For what it’s worth, KLSQ Whitney NV is also using the slogan "Radio Variedades", see http://radiovariedades870.univision.com/
    73 (Håkan Sundman, Helsinki, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

    ``This is KLSQ from a Las Vegas suburb. 73 KAZ (Neil Kazaross, IL, IRCA et al. via DXLD)``

    Well, that`s better! I would still like to confirm that KFJZ is NOT using that slogan. Maybe I can pull it in daytime, if not hear from a Metroplexer. Googling around, I don`t get hits on 870 there but old hits on KRVA-1600, as Radio Variedades (so that`s where the call came from, altho now it is Vietnamese. How do you say Variedades in Vietnamese? Gióng. But KRVA can now denote Radio-Vietnam-America.) NRC-AM Log 2011 does not have KLSQ as Radio Variedades either, but Google agrees it is.

    KFJZ has a PSRA of 500 watts, and in Sept should have stepped up to full day power of 1000 watts at 1215 UT (October: 1230). Direxional with a broad pattern but null toward WWL.

    KLSQ is 24 hours with night power 430 watts. Night pattern has major lobe to NW, plus little lobes with one toward me and some nulls with one toward WWL:
    http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...6479-79198.pdf

    So I try again Oct 4 around same time, 1206 UT and hear CCI to XETAR from a station mentioning 103.7 in both Spanish and English. That does not fit for KFJZ where KVIL 103.7 is separately owned; and there is no 103.7, not even a translator, anywhere in Nevada. Nor in New Orleans, as WWL was still audible on 870 at 1208. At 1220 I was still getting a fast SAH, I believe between WWL and XETAR. WWL will only become a greater problem as sun rises later and later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, re my previous catch of R. Variedades identified as KLSQ Nevada rather than KFJZ Texas:

    Re: KLSQ http://radiovariedades870.univision.com/ They've been using the R. Variedades slogan for at least a couple of years. I can get them here in IL on great sunset skip nights since the west BOGs null WWL very well. I've also had them a couple times at night, perhaps when they've had a glitch and not switched to night power? 73 KAZ
    KFJZ website is http://www.radiofortaleza.net/
    (Neil Kazaross, Barrington IL, ABDX via DXLD)

    OK, I concede, must have had KLSQ, tnx. And I can`t get KFJZ, R. Fortaleza on daytime groundwave; too weak and too far. Maybe around sunset, WWL permitting. I still haven`t heard KLSQ again at similar sunrise times (Glenn Hauser, Enid, Oct 6, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 890, Oct 4 at 1209 UT, Spanish preaching in null of KTLR OKC; 1210 mentions San Antonio, Plainview. Presumably KVOZ in Del Mar Hills (McAllen, RGV) TX, which isn`t that far away from the direxion of OKC. In Oct KVOZ should still be on 1 kW night pattern until 1230 UT with null toward WLS and not much toward me either, not yet 10 kW ND day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. Re yesterday`s log: ``890, Oct 4 at 1209 UT, Spanish preaching in null of KTLR OKC; 1210 mentions San Antonio, Plainview. Presumably KVOZ in Del Mar Hills (McAllen, RGV) TX, which isn`t that far away from the direxion of OKC. In Oct KVOZ should still be on 1 kW night pattern until 1230 UT with null toward WLS and not much toward me either, not yet 10 kW ND day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

    KVOZ 890 has been suspected of commonly running day power at night for a decade. 73 KAZ (Neil Kazaross, Barrington IL, ABDX via DXLD)

    Del Mar Hills, TX is actually nearer to Laredo, if that makes more sense (David R. Block, primetimesw yg via DXLD)

    Yes, it might as well have been licensed to Laredo; why bother with DMH, which isn`t even in the Rand McNally atlas? I was going by the only address listed for KVOZ in the NRC AM Log, which is McAllen, but it`s the HQ of Cadena Cristiana based there. Laredo is still a long way from Plainview; I guess they have even more affiliates up there. Also heard it briefly Oct 5 with more references to Texas towns. Why doesn`t KTLR if not WLS object? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1410, Oct 7 at 1242 UT, after sunrise I venture into the upper regionals as the lower MF channels are outfading, and find some Spanish here, looping E/W briefly surpassing KQAM Wichita N/S. Searching the 2011-2012 NRC AM Log for SS stations near and westward, I find only two possibilities other than Mexicans, KHCH Huntsville TX, R. Amistad, religious for Houston, but it`s a bit late for that and not E-W; and a longer shot, KCAL Redlands CA, Radio Tricolor, La Mexicanísima, address in San Bernardino (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    MW DX from Enid OK, October 4-7, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 4, UT:

    630, Oct 4 at 1158 UT, discussion of dólares/pesos exchange rates, continued conversation past 1200 with no ID. Probably XEFB Monterrey NL with news format; some other DXers are wondering what else makes it north of border on 630

    700, Oct 4 at 1158 UT, ``Stéreo Éxitos`` heard as tuned by, probably multi-station mention, and would have to research which of all the 700s has such a sibling on FM

    900, Oct 4 at 1211 UT, ads mentioning ``Carretera a Álvaro Obregón``, i.e. Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, which was also mentioned in ``cerca de la glorieta Cuauhtémoc``; Cantú:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 5, UT:

    660, Oct 5 at 1218 UT, talking about a fiesta, mentions Meoqui; 1222 phoner about collecting water in the fog on the fifth of October; 6:23 timecheck ``en Radio 6-60``, keeps mentioning Mercado Juárez, also Mercado Morelos; 1226 ad, ``aquí en Delicias``. Meoqui is a neighboring town. Cantú shows:
    660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

    710, Oct 5 at 1209 UT, local news by M&W alternating, about armed robbery of a jewelry store owned by the family of the local diputado, got away with 75 kilopesos of loot, yesterday at 10:07 in Cuauhtémoc, 6:11 timecheck. I think they were blaming the Beta gang if not Zeta:
    710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 7,000 100
    This is the dominant 710 station most mornings, and you`d never know KGNC exists till later. I`ve heard it many times, but more interested in catching programming and more local clues which might help others, than dismissing it as a relog, as I am not counting Mexican or any other totals, anyway.

    780, Oct 5 at 1206 UT, Ciudad Victoria mentioned in null of KSPI; then at 1207 KSPI audio drops off, but the XE has faded. Presumably:
    780 XESFT La Triple T San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
    As C.V. is the state capital of Tamaulipas, and San Fernando is halfway to the border from there, altho there is another Tamaulipan on 780 in Tampico.

    790, Oct 5 at 1229 UT, gobierno federal, Hora Nacional PSAs, 1230 full ID for R. Fórmula, 5-letter call, 10,000 watts. (No sign of KNST Tucson which was inbooming here 24 hours and 6 minutes earlier.) Cantú shows two Fórmulas on 790, one a 250-watter in Guadalajara, unlikely, and the other:
    790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
    The uncopied 5-letter call probably applied to their FM. At first I feared they were just relaying XERFR 970 DF, but it`s 50 kW.

    800, Oct 5 around 1200, again getting extremely distorted talk modulation; little chance of understanding a word of it. DF for SSW [or NNE], as best I can tell vs KQCV OKC to the SSE, still suspect:
    800 XEDD La Tremenda Montemorelos, N.L. 10,000 2,500
    Listeners in S Tejas should be able to hear this all day and confirm whether it`s the culprit.

    850, Oct 5 at 1157 UT, non-IBOC noise, in null of KOA. Must be open studio-transmitter link. Note: turn on STL first, then main transmitter. 1200 noise stops, SAH continues with KOA, 1201 choral NA; 1204 sign-on by Chihuahua station, ``Renacimiento`` which is reborn for another day:
    850 XEM Radio Renacimiento Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 6, UT:

    560, Oct 6 at 1208 UT, Casas Luxor sponsors time & temp, in Monclova, XE- ID, ``Son Noticias, La ---``, starting newscast with named W&M:
    560 XEGIK La Acerera Monclova, Coah. 1,400 250
    O yes, heard this before and speculated name means ``steel mill``. Google says ``steelmaker`` with the definite article, but feminine?? Maybe it refers to la ciudad being this rather than individual workers. Of course one hopes that women are indeed among them.

    580, Oct 6 at 1148 UT, ad for Culebra Restaurant in San Antonio, ``la tienda de la raza``. Since there`s only a non-Spanish Texan on 580 in Lubbock, I can only assume that border outlet per Cantú
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500
    has listeners in SATEX, and/or frequent travellers to there on US 57

    620, Oct 6 at 1149 UT, ID for ``B-U, La Norteñita``:
    620 XEBU La Norteñita Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000

    650, Oct 6 at 1204 UT, choral NA ends, XETNT ID with FM 106.5:
    650 XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000
    Not the dominant signal it used to have; too early now for SRS boost?

    760, Oct 6 at 1152 UT, acknowledging morning show staff, ID for ABC Radio, 50,000 watts, Paseo de la Reforma; XEABC, 760 AM
    760 XEABC ABC Radio México, DF 70,000 10,000
    So Cantú gives it 20 kW more

    760, Oct 6 at 1202 UT, NA and ID from Antena 760, Chihuahua Capital:
    760 XEES Antena 760 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000

    900, Oct 6 at 1159 UT, XEW chimes, phone numbers ``en la cabina``, mixing with some other SS stations this early:
    900 XEW W Radio + FM 96.9 México, DF 250,000 250,000

    I also heard Monterrey and Veracruz mentioned, where there are also 900 stations, Vcz being an XEW relay, but unsure whence

    900, Oct 6 at 1228 UT, ending `Mundo del Trabajo` about mujeres empresarias, programa sindical (union-sponsored), 1229 R. Vida ID, 6:29 timecheck, saludos. I`ve logged this slogan before such as Sept 21, but none listed on 900 by Cantú and assume most likely is:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    UT-6 timecheck rules out all other listed Mexicans on 900
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MWDX Oct 7, UT: These DX sessions are done with the DX-398 handheld for quick nulling and peaking, internal antenna only on AC inside. Reference: http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am.htm

    580, Oct 7 at 1203 UT, talking about rain along highway 57 to San Antonio; correlates with yesterday`s log of San Antonio ads on:
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500

    630, Oct 7 at 1156 UT, promo for flu shots courtesy Grupo Radio México, noticias 6-30 AM, 1157 XEFB program promo:
    630 XEFB FB La Estación Que Da Las Noticias Monterrey NL 10,000 10,000

    660, Oct 7 at 1211 UT, ``Radio 6-60, La Tremenda, Número Uno`` IDs, 6:11 timecheck, ads:
    660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

    670, Oct 7 at 1203 UT, mentions Grupo Radio México, 1205 mañanitas. Poor signal. I am trying, so far unsuccessfully, to hear the slogan Richard Allen reported from XETOR, ``La Voz Consuelo``. Anyhow it was XETOR:
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreon, Coah. 1,000 250
    This version of Cantú lists by state also shows Grupo affiliation:
    http://www.radiotvmexico.net/conteni...=estacionesEdo

    800, Oct 7 at 1214, full ID from ``XEZR, La Traviesa`` in Spanish only, amid CCI from the very distorted talker (XEDD?) and KQCV OKC:
    800 XEZR La Traviesa Zaragoza, Coah. 2,000 2,000

    Wayne Heinen in CO says he also heard an English ID from XEZR at 0401 UT Sept 24. My Random House dixionary says traviesa means sleeping car (as in a train), rafter as in architecture, and the distance between two points, none of which make much sense for a radio station. Instead we have to check the masculine travieso: transverse, crosswise, mischievous, willful, debauched, clever, subtle, ever-moving (of streams, etc.). Take your pick; I wonder which sense was intended. Do they use an English slogan in ID? Wayne also heard ``Channel 80``

    1000, Oct 7 at 1218 UT, weather, 6:19 TC, fast SAH with KTOK OKC (which I have a hard time nulling, unlike sharp nulls on WKY 930 --- maybe because WKY is more groundwave being on N side of OKC while KTOK is further on the S side?). Keeps referring to ``nuestra ciudad`` which is NOT helpful, but we assume it is
    1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
    altho there are three other XEs in the UT-6 zone, in Chih, Sin.

    1100, Oct 7 at 1224 UT, heavy beat music with drums, 1228 5:28 TC, full ID but tough copy of details, XE–AF[?], mil watts, address and phones, ``24 horas contigo``, Grupo Rasa[?[ Comunicaciones, www site, also plugs availability on Canal 69(?) in New York. So it`s:
    1100 XENAS Unica + FM 96.1 Navojoa, Son. 1,000 500
    (There is one other UT-7 in BCS but call XEBAC does not match.)

    Per a Cantú link to http://www.larsavision.tv/ it`s Grupo Larsa, more about music TV than radio, on 39.3 in NY. Has linx to listen to their radio stations, mostly FM and not including this one as it`s just simulcasting 96.1. Hmm, 96.1 is not among the logos either. Anyhow
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) V. also UNIDENTIFIED 1410

    ** U S A. 790, Oct 4 at 1221 something with Fox News, VG signal really at a sunrise peak here (1229); after some national ads, ID at 1224 as KNST, News-talk, Tucson AZ. I was drawn to check 790 after hearing IBOC noise on 780 and 800, no doubt from this, unlisted as such in 2011 NRC AM Log. Nor here:
    http://topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html

    Hard to believe it`s not 5 kW day power, altho soon fades down. It`s only 5:24 AM MST. Here`s the FCC notice about KNST`s PSRA; all of these seem to be as of 2007y:
    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=5188
    which implies starting in October, KNST can run 500 watts PSRA starting at 6 am ``Advanced time``, even tho time is NOT advanced in AZ! So Arizonans get to start PSRAs at 5 am local unlike any other state? Pre-sunrise authority was supposed to be based on 6 am local clock time, whatever it is. Tucson official October sunrise is not until 1330 UT. KNST day and night patterns are about the same, with broad lobes toward east and nulls, but not sharp ones, toward KABC. And what`s the point of a PSRA for KNST? Night power is 500 watts too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, tnx to Neil Kazaross in IL and Håkan Sundman in Helsinki for pointing out that KLSQ Whitney (Las Vegas) NV is ``Radio Variedades``, the slogan I heard Sept 29 at 1213 mixing with XETAR in Chihuahua, which I assumed to be KFJZ Fort Worth:

    ``Hi, You mention a Spanish station on 870 with the slogan Radio Variedades and suspect KFJZ in Fort Worth TX. For what it’s worth, KLSQ Whitney NV is also using the slogan "Radio Variedades", see http://radiovariedades870.univision.com/
    73 (Håkan Sundman, Helsinki, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

    ``This is KLSQ from a Las Vegas suburb. 73 KAZ (Neil Kazaross, IL, IRCA et al. via DXLD)``

    Well, that`s better! I would still like to confirm that KFJZ is NOT using that slogan. Maybe I can pull it in daytime, if not hear from a Metroplexer. Googling around, I don`t get hits on 870 there but old hits on KRVA-1600, as Radio Variedades (so that`s where the call came from, altho now it is Vietnamese. How do you say Variedades in Vietnamese? Gióng. But KRVA can now denote Radio-Vietnam-America.) NRC-AM Log 2011 does not have KLSQ as Radio Variedades either, but Google agrees it is.

    KFJZ has a PSRA of 500 watts, and in Sept should have stepped up to full day power of 1000 watts at 1215 UT (October: 1230). Direxional with a broad pattern but null toward WWL.

    KLSQ is 24 hours with night power 430 watts. Night pattern has major lobe to NW, plus little lobes with one toward me and some nulls with one toward WWL:
    http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...6479-79198.pdf

    So I try again Oct 4 around same time, 1206 UT and hear CCI to XETAR from a station mentioning 103.7 in both Spanish and English. That does not fit for KFJZ where KVIL 103.7 is separately owned; and there is no 103.7, not even a translator, anywhere in Nevada. Nor in New Orleans, as WWL was still audible on 870 at 1208. At 1220 I was still getting a fast SAH, I believe between WWL and XETAR. WWL will only become a greater problem as sun rises later and later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, re my previous catch of R. Variedades identified as KLSQ Nevada rather than KFJZ Texas:

    Re: KLSQ http://radiovariedades870.univision.com/ They've been using the R. Variedades slogan for at least a couple of years. I can get them here in IL on great sunset skip nights since the west BOGs null WWL very well. I've also had them a couple times at night, perhaps when they've had a glitch and not switched to night power? 73 KAZ
    KFJZ website is http://www.radiofortaleza.net/
    (Neil Kazaross, Barrington IL, ABDX via DXLD)

    OK, I concede, must have had KLSQ, tnx. And I can`t get KFJZ, R. Fortaleza on daytime groundwave; too weak and too far. Maybe around sunset, WWL permitting. I still haven`t heard KLSQ again at similar sunrise times (Glenn Hauser, Enid, Oct 6, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 890, Oct 4 at 1209 UT, Spanish preaching in null of KTLR OKC; 1210 mentions San Antonio, Plainview. Presumably KVOZ in Del Mar Hills (McAllen, RGV) TX, which isn`t that far away from the direxion of OKC. In Oct KVOZ should still be on 1 kW night pattern until 1230 UT with null toward WLS and not much toward me either, not yet 10 kW ND day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. Re yesterday`s log: ``890, Oct 4 at 1209 UT, Spanish preaching in null of KTLR OKC; 1210 mentions San Antonio, Plainview. Presumably KVOZ in Del Mar Hills (McAllen, RGV) TX, which isn`t that far away from the direxion of OKC. In Oct KVOZ should still be on 1 kW night pattern until 1230 UT with null toward WLS and not much toward me either, not yet 10 kW ND day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

    KVOZ 890 has been suspected of commonly running day power at night for a decade. 73 KAZ (Neil Kazaross, Barrington IL, ABDX via DXLD)

    Del Mar Hills, TX is actually nearer to Laredo, if that makes more sense (David R. Block, primetimesw yg via DXLD)

    Yes, it might as well have been licensed to Laredo; why bother with DMH, which isn`t even in the Rand McNally atlas? I was going by the only address listed for KVOZ in the NRC AM Log, which is McAllen, but it`s the HQ of Cadena Cristiana based there. Laredo is still a long way from Plainview; I guess they have even more affiliates up there. Also heard it briefly Oct 5 with more references to Texas towns. Why doesn`t KTLR if not WLS object? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1410, Oct 7 at 1242 UT, after sunrise I venture into the upper regionals as the lower MF channels are outfading, and find some Spanish here, looping E/W briefly surpassing KQAM Wichita N/S. Searching the 2011-2012 NRC AM Log for SS stations near and westward, I find only two possibilities other than Mexicans, KHCH Huntsville TX, R. Amistad, religious for Houston, but it`s a bit late for that and not E-W; and a longer shot, KCAL Redlands CA, Radio Tricolor, La Mexicanísima, address in San Bernardino (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    MW DX from Enid, OK, October 8-14, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    [Mexican logs are sorted here by date and then frequency under each date:]

    ** MEXICO. Post-sunrise MW DX Oct 8, UT; woke up too late:

    1040, Oct 8 at 1237 UT, ``Frecuencia Mega, número uno`` between news items. Cantú likely leads to this one, heard several times before:
    1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
    Back in May, fellow MexDXer John Wilkins in CO thought the call had definitely changed to XEGIS, also heard ``Frecuencia Mega`` as in DXLD 11-27

    For Mexican national anthem info, played all over the dial circa 1200 UT in two basic versions, orchestral and choral, some sources with the lyrix and English translations:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himno_Nacional_Mexicano
    but for only a few of the original ten stanzas; since on some stations it goes on and on for some 5 minutes, it`s multi-stanzaed but haven`t counted them. It would be nice to know when to anticipate the final beat to be prepared for sign-on/ID.

    more lyrix here:
    http://www.inside-mexico.com/anthem.htm

    again skipping some of the stanzas; have they been withdrawn?
    http://www.nationalanthems.info/mx.htm
    It`s really war-mongering, but then so is the Star Spangled Banner. In the case of Mexico the inspirational enemy was the unnamed USA.

    Mexicans sure are patriotic and proud of their NA, playing it two or
    four times a day on every (?) radio (and TV??) station. Finding ours
    on a US station is just about impossible anymore, no excuse being 24h
    operation, nor do daytimers bother with it either. O, right, two minutes for the SSB means two minutes not sold as commercials!

    SW stations with limited/fragmented schedules could play it
    frequently, but WINB uses it as produxion/talkover frequency-change
    ID, background music. It`s just like disrespecting the flag (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 9, UT:

    610, Oct 9 at 1158 UT, mañanitas but talkover about XEBX Sabinas celebrating its 65th anniversary, also mentioned Monclova, which is the next city down Hwy 57 to Monterrey. Cantú:
    610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
    Homepage http://www.radioxebx.com/ does not give exact date, but:

    ``ACERCA DE RADIO XEBX 610AM

    XEBX es la estación más tradicional en el norte del estado de Coahuila; grandes artistas y locutores han desfilado por los pasillos de esta emisora desde el día en que su primera transmisión salió al aire para la región carbonífera más importante del país.

    La Primera, empieza sus transmisiones en el año de 1936 en Sabinas, Coah. y desde ese momento esta radiodifusora es ya un símbolo de arraigo cultural e histórico de la región.

    XEBX la Primera, es de las pocas estaciones en el norte del país que continúan desde sus inicios con el mismo formato en su programación. Sus ondas radiales llevan la música mexicana a través de sus 5 mil watts de potencia; esto mismo permite poder escuchar los mejores intérpretes del género ranchero, grupero y el ritmo de los grupos vallenatos.``

    Original text lax axents except tildes, in the strange priority so many SS employ, so inserted by gh, and spelling and comma splices also corrected with semicolons, etc.

    1000, Oct 9 at 1209 UT, KTOK OKC is surprisingly off, so I hunt for anything else. From N/S, Ciudad de México is mentioned weakly, probably really remnant of XEOY, and from E/W, unfortunately the only station heard was the one I get anyway by nulling KTOK:
    1214 polca music, Spanish interviews talking over polcas; 1222 IFE et al. PSAs; 1223 ``La Rancherita, Mil A-M``; 1235 still in with same ID, program `La Polca del Domingo`. It is:
    1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D

    1030, Oct 9 at 1242 UT, Mexican NA at very odd hour; Sunday morning operator overslept? 1241 R. Fórmula ID but not sure if from same station. Once again the only such station listed by Cantú is the often-heard one:
    1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500

    1200, Oct 9 at 1222, some Mexican music is making it instead of WOAI. Of the seven listed, probably one of these two:
    1200 XEWT W Radio + FM 97.7 Culiacán, Sin. 1,000 250
    1200 XEYF Radio Fórmula Hermosillo, Son. 1,000 250
    WRTO Chicago is also conceivable but I certainly have not been getting much from the north in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Trying some MW DX other than pre-sunrise, Oct 10 at 0550-0602 UT, I am tuning around for Mexican National Anthems, but none lead to IDs:
    760, at 0558 UT Oct 10, choral NA
    810, at 0602 UT Oct 10, choral NA
    920, at 0550 UT Oct 10, orchestral NA, but too much CCI; ends at 0553 with ID = sign off? by super-hype voice actor, but can`t copy it

    Pre/sunrise DX Oct 10, UT:

    680, Oct 10 at 1216 UT, PSAs, mentions Guasave, noticiero, ``en punto 6:17``, YL with news of Huracán Jova. Cantú shows:
    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    Later in the hour, KNBR was dominant with sports unlike Sundays

    770, Oct 10 at 1233 UT, gobierno federal PSA crediting the unnamed president for progress, ``40 Principales`` promo, Los Mochis ID for XH--- 104.3, 6:35 time:
    770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100

    900, Oct 10 at 1225 UT, ad for Vancouver Travel by YL speaking *German* in strange accent, presumably Low, for the Mennonites, back to Spanish for Radio Vida promo, PSA for Cámara de Senadores, 1226 un programa de la Suprema Corte de Justicia.

    Yes there is a travel agency by that name in Cuauhtémoc! But search sites are loathe to link to its own website, if any. IIRC there are also Mennonites in BC, so maybe this is a very specialized agency; I guess flying machines are allowed.
    Once again, the R. Vida slogan is heard, not La Reina as in Cantú:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500

    1100, Oct 10 at 1159 UT, self-promotion by ``Radio Cañón, líder en publicidad``, phone starting with 95-, singing ID and music. Cantú:
    1100 XETGO Radio Cañón Tlaltenango, Zac. 5,000 400
    Nice to get something deeper and easter than the usual NW ones now, a Zacatecan (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 11 UT; this time instead of Cantú I am referencing the excellent 2010 IRCA Mexican Log, whose only drawback is that it`s on paper and can`t be copied and pasted. Info on ordering this and other IRCA publications:
    http://www.ircaonline.org/bookst.htm

    560, Oct 11 at 1204 UT ``en Monclova se oye ... XE-- presenta noticias``. IRCA: XEGIK, Monclova, Coahuila, 5000/500, La Acerera, 24h, format VAR, net RASA, transmitter at Ciudad Frontera, Coah. (despite the name it is not on the border but just west of Monclova)

    620, Oct 11 at 1205 UT, orchestral NA, 1207 ID as ``XEBU, La Norteñita, 10 mil watts, para todo el estado``. IRCA adds: Chihuahua, Chihuahua, 5000/1000, 1200-0500, VAR, MEGA, v/s Reyna Salmón de Boone
    Cantú and WRTH also list as 5 kW, so exaggerating or really upped? It`s strong enough at peaks to believe 10 kW

    720, Oct 11 at 1203 UT, XEDE with promo including phone number. IRCA: Saltillo, Coahuila, 5000/250, La Kaliente, 24h, TRO/NWS format, net OIR, // XHEBC [FM]

    760, Oct 11 at 1209 UT, choral NA from WSW, 1210 Antena 7-60, 6:10 TC, not a full ID, into music. IRCA: XEES, Chihuahua2, 1000/500, 1300-0500 [sic], CLA [sic] format, MEGA net. CLA means classical music, but not so now nor ever heard from this one here.

    800, Oct 11 at 1201 UT, XEZR IDs, including vocal jingle, QRM from the unID distortion-station. IRCA: XEZR is 2000/250, Zaragoza, Coahuila, La Traviesa de Coahuila, 1200-0400, CIMA net, Radiofónica del Norte.

    810, Oct 11 at 1212 UT, Radio Rey, Noti-Rey, Reynosa mentioned, 7:12 TC, 22 grados, also Fahrenheit conversion. IRCA adds: XERI, Tamaulipas, 1000/100, 24h, BAL/NWS, SOMER, stereo

    1180, Oct 11 at 1221 UT, romantic music from WSW vs IBOC KFAQ 1170 OK; 1224 segué from OM to YL song. Based on format and previous log, very likely as per IRCA: XEDCH, Ciudad Delicias, Chih., 5000/250, Romántica 1180-AM, 1300-0700 [sic], ROM format. [Skeds, like 760, may be one hour off due to DST]

    1300, Oct 11 at 1236 UT, 6:36 TC, ``Radio México Noticias``, current delays in international bridge crossings including the one at Zaragoza near Juárez. Not any more news now! Into ``The Power of Love`` by Huey Lewis & The News. With 50 kW, this one is capable of punching thru QRM such as Tulsa a bit past sunrise. IRCA: XEP, Ciudad Juárez, Chih., 50000/500, Radio Trece, Radio Centro, 24h, VAR, GRM/RAMA, notes: Woody Woodpecker theme (which I have yet to hear on it). (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 12 UT:

    710, Oct 12 at 1234 UT, announcements about Ciudad Guerrero, 1235 ``Noticias 7-10``, 6:33 = 27:7 TC, news of Hurricane Jova threatening Jalisco. The latter is national news, but Cd. Guerrero is just west of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, so once again this must be, per IRCA:
    XEDP, 7000/-5000 [sic: the - means presumed, suspected or estimated], La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, RAN/NOR, RAMA, possibly 24h on weekends

    760, Oct 12 at 1236 UT, promo for R. Centro (I thought) mixing with another SS; but IRCA has no R. Centro on 760, nor any station a member of the GRC group. Nothing found in Cantú either nor WRTH

    790, Oct 12 at 1230 UT, ``Radio Fórmula, XENT-AM, 5 mil watts``. IRCA:
    XENT, La Paz, BCS, 5000/750, 13-07, Formats: ROM/NWS, Nets: ORF1/RSA

    1100, Oct 12 at 1223 UT ``Radio Cañón [illegible]. . . Número Uno`` by superhype voiceactor (SHVA). IRCA has this slogan for:
    XETGO, Zacatecas, Zac., 5000/400, 1200-0600, Formats: NOR/RAN, Net: PM [the abbrs. explained in the IRCA Mexican Log introduxion]
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MWDX Oct 13: started too late with LSR 1237 UT but:

    820, Oct 13 at 1236 UT, Spanish discussion of phone plan options, more or less E/W, and hit it during a WBAP fadeout, which soon recovered. At this late hour, the two possibilities are, per IRCA:
    820 XEABCA BCN Mexicali 3500 500 ABC Radio, Radio Frontera, Canal 8-20, 24h, BAL/CHR, MVS/OIR --- or:
    820 XEUDO Sin Los Mochis 1000 250 Radio Universidad del Occidente, Radio Cultural 1300-0500 CUL/ROM
    The same listed in Cantú as:
    820 XEABCA Radio Frontera Mexicali, B.C. 3,500 500
    820 XEUDO Radio Cultural Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250

    1040, Oct 13 at 1234 UT, ``Frecuencia Mega, La Número Uno``, back to music. These slogans are not in current Cantú nor in 2010 IRCA, but from many previous logs I know it is what Cantú has as:
    1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
    and IRCA has as:
    1040 XEGYS Son Guaymas 1000 250, La Primera 10-40 24h, format VAR, Nets RAMA/GR7
    WRTH 2011 also shows ``La Primera`` and power as 5/0.25. Of course being cardinally ``Número Uno`` is synonymous with being ordinally ``La Primera`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 14 UT, with Cantú and then IRCA info:

    580, Oct 14 at 1200 UT, ``Noticiero Rancherita del Aire --- lo decimos todo, todo``. Then M&W anchors, temp in F only as 59; border station:
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500
    580 XEMU Coah Piedras Negras 5000 2500 La Rancherita del Aire 24h NSP RAN/ROM PRADSA, v/s Claudio M. Bres, Gerente, P O Box 196, Eagle Pass TX 78852, or xemu @ tri.com.mx

    610, Oct 14 at 1201 UT, ``Sabinas al Día`` servicio de noticias, temp at 19C, then more temps both in F & C.
    610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
    610 XEBX Coah Sabinas 5000 500 La Primera Estación 1100-0600 VAR FIRM/GRD

    670, Oct 14 at 1206 UT, finally hear what sounds like ``La Voz Consuelo`` slogan amid music. But at 1208 it`s clearer and they are really saying ``la voz del pueblo`` in 670 promo with canciones, then ``el 670 de Radio Rancherito, con mil watts,`` named colonia where they are located in Torreón, Coahuila, Laguna-land. 1210 live DJ says it`s 14 de octubre en Rancherito, plays ``mañanitas``, 1213 on to other music. So it`s XETOR. I don`t capitalize ``la voz del pueblo`` because I think it is just a slogan rather than the true name of the station.
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
    670 XETOR Coah Torreón 5000 250 Radio Ranchito, X-E-Tor 1200-0600 NOR/RAN OIR

    As for ``Mañanitas``, which one hears on many stations in the mornings, it seems to be an ancient custom to play this lovely song about King David for birthday children. This has the full lyrix and translation:
    http://mx.answers.yahoo.com/question...7190421AA8gYsm
    It sure beats ``Happy Birthday to You`` emotionally.

    As for ``consuelo``, besides being a common woman`s name, even tho it ends in -o, this masculine word means: consolation, comfort, solace; joy, delight. It`s a noun, not an adjective, so if it were to be in a slogan, it should be ``la voz *de[l]* consuelo``

    680, Oct 14 at 1214 UT, TC for 6:15, ``noticias en punto`` but first an adstring; sponsored by ``Asociación de Agricultores de Sinaloa Poniente``; ad for Dekal (sp?), ``un ángel en su tierra``, fertilizer or pesticide, maybe? Salud PSA; ad mentioning ``Guasave --- Somos Todos`` some event in 2012-2013y, 1217 still more ads.
    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

    Poniente means west, as in where the sun sets, often preferred to ``occidente`` or ``oeste``, because the latter sounds too much like ``este`` = east. Guasave is in fact in (north)western Sinaloa, not far from Los Mochis and Topolobampo.

    Googling leads to Dekalb, which apparently supplies everything from seeds to insecticides:
    http://arandas.olx.com.mx/agroinsumo...os-iid-4956160

    760, Oct 14 at 1205 UT choral NA, 1206 XEES Antena 7-60 full ID or sign-on with 10 mil watts. 1207 another XE starts its NA underneath.
    760 XEES Antena 760 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
    760 XEES Chih Chihuahua 1000 500 Antena 7-60 1300-0500 CLA[sic] MEGA

    900, Oct 14 at 1227 UT, a talk in Spanish about astrobiología, i.e. life on other planets. Wish I could have heard it better, and long enough for an ID. IBOC QRM from 910, R. Disney in UT. The usual station heard here around sunrise is the only one in NW Mexico, XEDT in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [OK, US and unID logs are sorted here by frequency during past week:]

    ** OKLAHOMA. 780, Oct 10 at 0557 UT, KSPI Stillwater carrier is still on all-night, evidenced by groundwave DF and the fast SAH it makes with WBBM. Many others could log the 250-watt ``daytimer`` by this method. I should try to count the Hz offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1000, Sunday Oct 9 at 1209 UT, I find that KTOK OKC is OFF, allowing stations from Mexico [q.v.] thru unimpeded. Very unusual. Still off at 1251 check; not checked again until 1545 when it was back. BTW, KTOK never runs IBOC any more, whew (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 9 at 1227 UT, KOKB Blackwell has lost feed from Stillwater again, open carrier only, atop some other station with music. // 1020 KOKP Perry is nominal. By 1248, KOKB has started modulating sports talk (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A [and non]. 680, Oct 9 at 1200 UT, KNBR is dominating with ID as ``The Sports Leader`` but same announcer then blithely introducing `The Commonwealth Club`, breaking format, but who cares at 5 am Sunday?? [Also had Mormon Tabernacle Choir again after 1230 on KNX 1070.] Is hour-long discussion with CEO bigwigs about public vs private partnerships. C.C. originates in San Francisco and is mostly heard on public radio stations, such as KQED which was mentioned in the intro. Mexican NA dimly audible underneath. There are 8 possibilities west of Yucatán, 3 in NW México (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Oct 10 at 1220 UT, KKOB ID in passing during news, making SAH with Spanish music, maybe one logged later from MEXICO, q.v. When I hear KKOB before its sunrise switch to non-direxional from Albuquerque, I suspect it`s really the 230-watt night-only non-direxional co-channel repeater in Santa Fe, but hard to be certain as some signal may still leak out from 50 kW in the North Valley despite null toward WABC and close to us. FCC still qualifies SF as ``experimental synchronous operation``. October SR/SS times are 1315 and 0030 UT between which only the 50 kW ABQ should be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 790, Oct 14 at 1219 UT, I am hearing IBOC noise on 780, so figure it`s KNST Tucson again: yes, slanted WSJ/Fox news is running, and some IBOC also audible on 800 vs KQCV, Spanish, and the distorted unID (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Oct 8 at 1241, Spanish ad with 1-800 number, ID ``8-70, Radio [algo]``, perhaps Variedades, KLSQ Nevada; making SAH of about 7 Hz with XETAR(?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) or unID

    ** U S A. 910, Oct 14 at 1228, after hearing IBOC against the Spanish on 900, see MEXICO, I step to 910 and immediately hear a R. Disney ID, looping NW/SE. That rules on IBOC 50/25 kW WFDF in Michigan; instead it has to be KWDZ, Salt Lake City UT, 5/1 kW listed in NRC AM Log as IBOC too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 930, Oct 9 at 1206 UT, PSAs for Alcoholix Anonymous, charter schools, then ID for ``930-AM, KCCC, Carlsbad``. Tnx to sharp null possible with WKY OKC during its weekly English semi-hour. This New Mexican may be `personal first` from OK; is non-direxional 1000 W daytime, 60 watts nite, but 500 watts PSRA which would have started at 1200 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 990, Oct 9 at 1253 UT, ``Radioexitosfm.net en KFCD, gracias al Metroplex``, as previously researched, but good to get a definite call letter ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1020, Oct 14 at 1232 UT I am getting Spanish again in null of semi-local KOKP Perry OK, but I can`t get a sufficient null on it, no matter how I manipulate the DX-398, so it`s tough copy as KOKP is in continuous local inane chat show in English. Previously I thought it would be KCKN Roswell NM, which supposedly has some Spanish, but now I`m leaning to another 50 kW, KTNQ Los Ángeles. Both of them have nulls toward KDKA and me; here is the KTNQ night pattern showing null ranging from 50 to 100 degrees:
    http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...66326-5497.pdf

    Foregoing another Firedrake scan before 1300, I kept listening to 1020 hoping for some local clue as to its origin. Never heard anything about Roswell. Makes a slow SAH a bit less than 1 Hz vs KOKP. Mostly lively W&M conversation; 1245 took a phone call from Juan; lots of laughing, talking about gargantas (throats); 1251 a 1-800 number, slogan by SHVA as ``la estación de la raza``. 1256 ad for La Banda Juvenil playing at Restaurán Huacamaca (sp??); 1259 starts to fade out, but music is playing across hourtop, then maybe an ID, and more music. At least I have something to Google on now, starting with the Raza slogan and 1020: Guess what, it`s not Roswell or LA, but [sic, no accents]:

    http://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin...line_id=n21668

    ``Spanish KMMQ-AM/Omaha Flips to ''La Nueva 1020''

    KMMQ-AM/Omaha, the heritage Spanish station in the market, has undergone a complete facelift with a brand new format and a new talent lineup. The new "La Nueva – la estacion de la raza" will offer listeners Spanish-language hits and a live and local lineup to include Juan Munoz and Jose Munoz, in addition to top-rated Hispanic radio personality Eddie Piolin.

    KMMQ-AM Program Director Neil Nelkin said the changes serve a growing market population base. "La Nueva will cater to the largest number of people in the Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa Hispanic communities. By providing a live and local lineup with the Munoz brothers in the daytime and afternoon drive and leading off with powerhouse Hispanic talent Piolin – La Nueva will provide an involved, engaged and responsive station that is committed to the Hispanic community," said Nelkin.

    La Nueva's lineup includes Eddie Piolin (7am-12pm), who is syndicated out of Los Angeles on Univision owned KSCA. (01-03-11)``

    Plus a couple of other media stories about KMMQ`s flip in January. I never even thought of Omaha, and wasn`t aware there is a 50 kW station there now on 1020. NRC AM Log does show it as SS/Mexican but slogan ``Ke Padre``(??), 50/1.4 kW, U4 from COL Plattsmouth NE, which is just S of Omaha near Offutt AFB.

    To make matters even more confusing, as above the morning show is syndicated out of Los Ángeles, but not from KTNQ. Now everything fits for KMMQ: day power and pattern start at 1230 UT in October. Major lobe is 275 degrees, but there`s a little off the side toward us rather than a total null accounting for the rather steady but weak signal here.

    As for La Banda Juvenil, the top one Googled is based in LA, not Omaha. So nebraskanos (nebrasqueños?) are supposed to go to LA to hear them? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1140, Oct 9 at 1245 UT, ``W [doble-u], la más mexicana, [URL] en su Blackberry`` by super-hype voice actor. Nothing fits on Cantú`s Mexican listings, so default to USA, where we google KLTK in Centerton, northwest Arkansas, http://www.lamasmexicana1140.com/
    But I don`t know where the W comes from; some affiliation with that even more Mexican group? Overrides OKC for a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1190, Oct 9 at 1230 UT instead of a Mexican, Spanish here is ``La 11-90`` from WSW, 1231 temp ``en el aeropuerto de Phoenix``, time as 5:31, so KNUV, COL Tolleson AZ. NRC AM Log shows it as ``Grupo Fórmula``. Website confirms slogan I heard: http://www.onda1190am.com/
    with wide variety of programming, radio-locator.com coverage map, street view of building, etc.

    FCC AM query shows 5 kW day, 250 watts nite, contrary to KNUV`s claim of 400 watts nite. No PSRA info nor in NRC AM Log, so must have been on nite power, whatever that is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1510, Oct 9 at 1226, Yahoo Sports Radio; KCTE Independence MO is a listed affiliate but there is no het and not from the NE, so must be the other one in NRC AM Log, KCKK Littleton CO. (It`s the odd station with 25 kW night, 10 kW day, aside from pattern changes.) At 1248 there is a het on 1510+ as off-frequency daytimer KCTE has come on and is now dominant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 530+, Oct 10 at 0605 UT, R. Enciclopedia, Cuba, music is marred by tooting sounds every few sex irregularly on the upper side, different notes from one time to the next; briefly suspected it was a defect on Cuban transmitter, but still hearing it at 1158 after Cuba is gone. Very strange (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carriers, Oct 14 1222-1225 UT, stepping thru the 9 kHz channels and hearing weak hets with USB offset BFO on the DX-398 with internal antenna only: 594, 693, 738, 747, 774, 828, 882, 972, 1044, 1053, 1125, 1134. Several of these were obviously NHK Japan. The last one was strongest; 1134 best bet is 500 kW from South Korea, tho there is a 1200 kW somewhere in China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 870, Oct 14 at 1306 UT, a semihour after sunrise I am getting a weak signal from the NW/SE with weather in English, music. Most likely source looks like KJMP Pierce CO, but it`s ESPN for Cheyenne WY per NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1210, Oct 10 at 1230, KGYN OK has a low/het rumble from something in Spanish, first time noted that. Don`t necessarily blame a Mexican, with super-lax standards unenforced by the FCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1360, Oct 9 at 1254, Spanish mentions Arizona, soon losing to Catholix from KS or TX. NRC AM Log has KPXQ Glendale, 50/1 kW, ``The Christian Station`` but not as Spanish. Nor does own website, English only:
    http://www.kpxq1360.com/ProgramGuide/?channel=ProgramGuide&parent1=root
    so the Arizona mention must have been a false lead.

    Only SS listed in NRC-AM Log anywhere around here is KMNY Hurst TX (Metroplex), which would have been on 50 kW day power since 1230 UT in Oct, but with null towards us accounting for poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Glenn, I`m sure that I have heard Spanish before on this station
    [KPXQ], and it caught me by surprise. I think they have like one hour
    of some Spanish programming, weekends only, and at odd hours. I`m
    going to look into it (Rick Barton, AZ, ABDX via DXLD)

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    MW DX from Enid, OK, October 8-14, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    [Mexican logs are sorted here by date and then frequency under each date:]

    ** MEXICO. Post-sunrise MW DX Oct 8, UT; woke up too late:

    1040, Oct 8 at 1237 UT, ``Frecuencia Mega, número uno`` between news items. Cantú likely leads to this one, heard several times before:
    1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
    Back in May, fellow MexDXer John Wilkins in CO thought the call had definitely changed to XEGIS, also heard ``Frecuencia Mega`` as in DXLD 11-27

    For Mexican national anthem info, played all over the dial circa 1200 UT in two basic versions, orchestral and choral, some sources with the lyrix and English translations:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himno_Nacional_Mexicano
    but for only a few of the original ten stanzas; since on some stations it goes on and on for some 5 minutes, it`s multi-stanzaed but haven`t counted them. It would be nice to know when to anticipate the final beat to be prepared for sign-on/ID.

    more lyrix here:
    http://www.inside-mexico.com/anthem.htm

    again skipping some of the stanzas; have they been withdrawn?
    http://www.nationalanthems.info/mx.htm
    It`s really war-mongering, but then so is the Star Spangled Banner. In the case of Mexico the inspirational enemy was the unnamed USA.

    Mexicans sure are patriotic and proud of their NA, playing it two or
    four times a day on every (?) radio (and TV??) station. Finding ours
    on a US station is just about impossible anymore, no excuse being 24h
    operation, nor do daytimers bother with it either. O, right, two minutes for the SSB means two minutes not sold as commercials!

    SW stations with limited/fragmented schedules could play it
    frequently, but WINB uses it as produxion/talkover frequency-change
    ID, background music. It`s just like disrespecting the flag (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 9, UT:

    610, Oct 9 at 1158 UT, mañanitas but talkover about XEBX Sabinas celebrating its 65th anniversary, also mentioned Monclova, which is the next city down Hwy 57 to Monterrey. Cantú:
    610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
    Homepage http://www.radioxebx.com/ does not give exact date, but:

    ``ACERCA DE RADIO XEBX 610AM

    XEBX es la estación más tradicional en el norte del estado de Coahuila; grandes artistas y locutores han desfilado por los pasillos de esta emisora desde el día en que su primera transmisión salió al aire para la región carbonífera más importante del país.

    La Primera, empieza sus transmisiones en el año de 1936 en Sabinas, Coah. y desde ese momento esta radiodifusora es ya un símbolo de arraigo cultural e histórico de la región.

    XEBX la Primera, es de las pocas estaciones en el norte del país que continúan desde sus inicios con el mismo formato en su programación. Sus ondas radiales llevan la música mexicana a través de sus 5 mil watts de potencia; esto mismo permite poder escuchar los mejores intérpretes del género ranchero, grupero y el ritmo de los grupos vallenatos.``

    Original text lax axents except tildes, in the strange priority so many SS employ, so inserted by gh, and spelling and comma splices also corrected with semicolons, etc.

    1000, Oct 9 at 1209 UT, KTOK OKC is surprisingly off, so I hunt for anything else. From N/S, Ciudad de México is mentioned weakly, probably really remnant of XEOY, and from E/W, unfortunately the only station heard was the one I get anyway by nulling KTOK:
    1214 polca music, Spanish interviews talking over polcas; 1222 IFE et al. PSAs; 1223 ``La Rancherita, Mil A-M``; 1235 still in with same ID, program `La Polca del Domingo`. It is:
    1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D

    1030, Oct 9 at 1242 UT, Mexican NA at very odd hour; Sunday morning operator overslept? 1241 R. Fórmula ID but not sure if from same station. Once again the only such station listed by Cantú is the often-heard one:
    1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500

    1200, Oct 9 at 1222, some Mexican music is making it instead of WOAI. Of the seven listed, probably one of these two:
    1200 XEWT W Radio + FM 97.7 Culiacán, Sin. 1,000 250
    1200 XEYF Radio Fórmula Hermosillo, Son. 1,000 250
    WRTO Chicago is also conceivable but I certainly have not been getting much from the north in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Trying some MW DX other than pre-sunrise, Oct 10 at 0550-0602 UT, I am tuning around for Mexican National Anthems, but none lead to IDs:
    760, at 0558 UT Oct 10, choral NA
    810, at 0602 UT Oct 10, choral NA
    920, at 0550 UT Oct 10, orchestral NA, but too much CCI; ends at 0553 with ID = sign off? by super-hype voice actor, but can`t copy it

    Pre/sunrise DX Oct 10, UT:

    680, Oct 10 at 1216 UT, PSAs, mentions Guasave, noticiero, ``en punto 6:17``, YL with news of Huracán Jova. Cantú shows:
    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    Later in the hour, KNBR was dominant with sports unlike Sundays

    770, Oct 10 at 1233 UT, gobierno federal PSA crediting the unnamed president for progress, ``40 Principales`` promo, Los Mochis ID for XH--- 104.3, 6:35 time:
    770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100

    900, Oct 10 at 1225 UT, ad for Vancouver Travel by YL speaking *German* in strange accent, presumably Low, for the Mennonites, back to Spanish for Radio Vida promo, PSA for Cámara de Senadores, 1226 un programa de la Suprema Corte de Justicia.

    Yes there is a travel agency by that name in Cuauhtémoc! But search sites are loathe to link to its own website, if any. IIRC there are also Mennonites in BC, so maybe this is a very specialized agency; I guess flying machines are allowed.
    Once again, the R. Vida slogan is heard, not La Reina as in Cantú:
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500

    1100, Oct 10 at 1159 UT, self-promotion by ``Radio Cañón, líder en publicidad``, phone starting with 95-, singing ID and music. Cantú:
    1100 XETGO Radio Cañón Tlaltenango, Zac. 5,000 400
    Nice to get something deeper and easter than the usual NW ones now, a Zacatecan (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 11 UT; this time instead of Cantú I am referencing the excellent 2010 IRCA Mexican Log, whose only drawback is that it`s on paper and can`t be copied and pasted. Info on ordering this and other IRCA publications:
    http://www.ircaonline.org/bookst.htm

    560, Oct 11 at 1204 UT ``en Monclova se oye ... XE-- presenta noticias``. IRCA: XEGIK, Monclova, Coahuila, 5000/500, La Acerera, 24h, format VAR, net RASA, transmitter at Ciudad Frontera, Coah. (despite the name it is not on the border but just west of Monclova)

    620, Oct 11 at 1205 UT, orchestral NA, 1207 ID as ``XEBU, La Norteñita, 10 mil watts, para todo el estado``. IRCA adds: Chihuahua, Chihuahua, 5000/1000, 1200-0500, VAR, MEGA, v/s Reyna Salmón de Boone
    Cantú and WRTH also list as 5 kW, so exaggerating or really upped? It`s strong enough at peaks to believe 10 kW

    720, Oct 11 at 1203 UT, XEDE with promo including phone number. IRCA: Saltillo, Coahuila, 5000/250, La Kaliente, 24h, TRO/NWS format, net OIR, // XHEBC [FM]

    760, Oct 11 at 1209 UT, choral NA from WSW, 1210 Antena 7-60, 6:10 TC, not a full ID, into music. IRCA: XEES, Chihuahua2, 1000/500, 1300-0500 [sic], CLA [sic] format, MEGA net. CLA means classical music, but not so now nor ever heard from this one here.

    800, Oct 11 at 1201 UT, XEZR IDs, including vocal jingle, QRM from the unID distortion-station. IRCA: XEZR is 2000/250, Zaragoza, Coahuila, La Traviesa de Coahuila, 1200-0400, CIMA net, Radiofónica del Norte.

    810, Oct 11 at 1212 UT, Radio Rey, Noti-Rey, Reynosa mentioned, 7:12 TC, 22 grados, also Fahrenheit conversion. IRCA adds: XERI, Tamaulipas, 1000/100, 24h, BAL/NWS, SOMER, stereo

    1180, Oct 11 at 1221 UT, romantic music from WSW vs IBOC KFAQ 1170 OK; 1224 segué from OM to YL song. Based on format and previous log, very likely as per IRCA: XEDCH, Ciudad Delicias, Chih., 5000/250, Romántica 1180-AM, 1300-0700 [sic], ROM format. [Skeds, like 760, may be one hour off due to DST]

    1300, Oct 11 at 1236 UT, 6:36 TC, ``Radio México Noticias``, current delays in international bridge crossings including the one at Zaragoza near Juárez. Not any more news now! Into ``The Power of Love`` by Huey Lewis & The News. With 50 kW, this one is capable of punching thru QRM such as Tulsa a bit past sunrise. IRCA: XEP, Ciudad Juárez, Chih., 50000/500, Radio Trece, Radio Centro, 24h, VAR, GRM/RAMA, notes: Woody Woodpecker theme (which I have yet to hear on it). (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 12 UT:

    710, Oct 12 at 1234 UT, announcements about Ciudad Guerrero, 1235 ``Noticias 7-10``, 6:33 = 27:7 TC, news of Hurricane Jova threatening Jalisco. The latter is national news, but Cd. Guerrero is just west of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, so once again this must be, per IRCA:
    XEDP, 7000/-5000 [sic: the - means presumed, suspected or estimated], La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, RAN/NOR, RAMA, possibly 24h on weekends

    760, Oct 12 at 1236 UT, promo for R. Centro (I thought) mixing with another SS; but IRCA has no R. Centro on 760, nor any station a member of the GRC group. Nothing found in Cantú either nor WRTH

    790, Oct 12 at 1230 UT, ``Radio Fórmula, XENT-AM, 5 mil watts``. IRCA:
    XENT, La Paz, BCS, 5000/750, 13-07, Formats: ROM/NWS, Nets: ORF1/RSA

    1100, Oct 12 at 1223 UT ``Radio Cañón [illegible]. . . Número Uno`` by superhype voiceactor (SHVA). IRCA has this slogan for:
    XETGO, Zacatecas, Zac., 5000/400, 1200-0600, Formats: NOR/RAN, Net: PM [the abbrs. explained in the IRCA Mexican Log introduxion]
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MWDX Oct 13: started too late with LSR 1237 UT but:

    820, Oct 13 at 1236 UT, Spanish discussion of phone plan options, more or less E/W, and hit it during a WBAP fadeout, which soon recovered. At this late hour, the two possibilities are, per IRCA:
    820 XEABCA BCN Mexicali 3500 500 ABC Radio, Radio Frontera, Canal 8-20, 24h, BAL/CHR, MVS/OIR --- or:
    820 XEUDO Sin Los Mochis 1000 250 Radio Universidad del Occidente, Radio Cultural 1300-0500 CUL/ROM
    The same listed in Cantú as:
    820 XEABCA Radio Frontera Mexicali, B.C. 3,500 500
    820 XEUDO Radio Cultural Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250

    1040, Oct 13 at 1234 UT, ``Frecuencia Mega, La Número Uno``, back to music. These slogans are not in current Cantú nor in 2010 IRCA, but from many previous logs I know it is what Cantú has as:
    1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
    and IRCA has as:
    1040 XEGYS Son Guaymas 1000 250, La Primera 10-40 24h, format VAR, Nets RAMA/GR7
    WRTH 2011 also shows ``La Primera`` and power as 5/0.25. Of course being cardinally ``Número Uno`` is synonymous with being ordinally ``La Primera`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre/sunrise MW DX Oct 14 UT, with Cantú and then IRCA info:

    580, Oct 14 at 1200 UT, ``Noticiero Rancherita del Aire --- lo decimos todo, todo``. Then M&W anchors, temp in F only as 59; border station:
    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500
    580 XEMU Coah Piedras Negras 5000 2500 La Rancherita del Aire 24h NSP RAN/ROM PRADSA, v/s Claudio M. Bres, Gerente, P O Box 196, Eagle Pass TX 78852, or xemu @ tri.com.mx

    610, Oct 14 at 1201 UT, ``Sabinas al Día`` servicio de noticias, temp at 19C, then more temps both in F & C.
    610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
    610 XEBX Coah Sabinas 5000 500 La Primera Estación 1100-0600 VAR FIRM/GRD

    670, Oct 14 at 1206 UT, finally hear what sounds like ``La Voz Consuelo`` slogan amid music. But at 1208 it`s clearer and they are really saying ``la voz del pueblo`` in 670 promo with canciones, then ``el 670 de Radio Rancherito, con mil watts,`` named colonia where they are located in Torreón, Coahuila, Laguna-land. 1210 live DJ says it`s 14 de octubre en Rancherito, plays ``mañanitas``, 1213 on to other music. So it`s XETOR. I don`t capitalize ``la voz del pueblo`` because I think it is just a slogan rather than the true name of the station.
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
    670 XETOR Coah Torreón 5000 250 Radio Ranchito, X-E-Tor 1200-0600 NOR/RAN OIR

    As for ``Mañanitas``, which one hears on many stations in the mornings, it seems to be an ancient custom to play this lovely song about King David for birthday children. This has the full lyrix and translation:
    http://mx.answers.yahoo.com/question...7190421AA8gYsm
    It sure beats ``Happy Birthday to You`` emotionally.

    As for ``consuelo``, besides being a common woman`s name, even tho it ends in -o, this masculine word means: consolation, comfort, solace; joy, delight. It`s a noun, not an adjective, so if it were to be in a slogan, it should be ``la voz *de[l]* consuelo``

    680, Oct 14 at 1214 UT, TC for 6:15, ``noticias en punto`` but first an adstring; sponsored by ``Asociación de Agricultores de Sinaloa Poniente``; ad for Dekal (sp?), ``un ángel en su tierra``, fertilizer or pesticide, maybe? Salud PSA; ad mentioning ``Guasave --- Somos Todos`` some event in 2012-2013y, 1217 still more ads.
    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

    Poniente means west, as in where the sun sets, often preferred to ``occidente`` or ``oeste``, because the latter sounds too much like ``este`` = east. Guasave is in fact in (north)western Sinaloa, not far from Los Mochis and Topolobampo.

    Googling leads to Dekalb, which apparently supplies everything from seeds to insecticides:
    http://arandas.olx.com.mx/agroinsumo...os-iid-4956160

    760, Oct 14 at 1205 UT choral NA, 1206 XEES Antena 7-60 full ID or sign-on with 10 mil watts. 1207 another XE starts its NA underneath.
    760 XEES Antena 760 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
    760 XEES Chih Chihuahua 1000 500 Antena 7-60 1300-0500 CLA[sic] MEGA

    900, Oct 14 at 1227 UT, a talk in Spanish about astrobiología, i.e. life on other planets. Wish I could have heard it better, and long enough for an ID. IBOC QRM from 910, R. Disney in UT. The usual station heard here around sunrise is the only one in NW Mexico, XEDT in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [OK, US and unID logs are sorted here by frequency during past week:]

    ** OKLAHOMA. 780, Oct 10 at 0557 UT, KSPI Stillwater carrier is still on all-night, evidenced by groundwave DF and the fast SAH it makes with WBBM. Many others could log the 250-watt ``daytimer`` by this method. I should try to count the Hz offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1000, Sunday Oct 9 at 1209 UT, I find that KTOK OKC is OFF, allowing stations from Mexico [q.v.] thru unimpeded. Very unusual. Still off at 1251 check; not checked again until 1545 when it was back. BTW, KTOK never runs IBOC any more, whew (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 9 at 1227 UT, KOKB Blackwell has lost feed from Stillwater again, open carrier only, atop some other station with music. // 1020 KOKP Perry is nominal. By 1248, KOKB has started modulating sports talk (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A [and non]. 680, Oct 9 at 1200 UT, KNBR is dominating with ID as ``The Sports Leader`` but same announcer then blithely introducing `The Commonwealth Club`, breaking format, but who cares at 5 am Sunday?? [Also had Mormon Tabernacle Choir again after 1230 on KNX 1070.] Is hour-long discussion with CEO bigwigs about public vs private partnerships. C.C. originates in San Francisco and is mostly heard on public radio stations, such as KQED which was mentioned in the intro. Mexican NA dimly audible underneath. There are 8 possibilities west of Yucatán, 3 in NW México (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Oct 10 at 1220 UT, KKOB ID in passing during news, making SAH with Spanish music, maybe one logged later from MEXICO, q.v. When I hear KKOB before its sunrise switch to non-direxional from Albuquerque, I suspect it`s really the 230-watt night-only non-direxional co-channel repeater in Santa Fe, but hard to be certain as some signal may still leak out from 50 kW in the North Valley despite null toward WABC and close to us. FCC still qualifies SF as ``experimental synchronous operation``. October SR/SS times are 1315 and 0030 UT between which only the 50 kW ABQ should be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 790, Oct 14 at 1219 UT, I am hearing IBOC noise on 780, so figure it`s KNST Tucson again: yes, slanted WSJ/Fox news is running, and some IBOC also audible on 800 vs KQCV, Spanish, and the distorted unID (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Oct 8 at 1241, Spanish ad with 1-800 number, ID ``8-70, Radio [algo]``, perhaps Variedades, KLSQ Nevada; making SAH of about 7 Hz with XETAR(?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) or unID

    ** U S A. 910, Oct 14 at 1228, after hearing IBOC against the Spanish on 900, see MEXICO, I step to 910 and immediately hear a R. Disney ID, looping NW/SE. That rules on IBOC 50/25 kW WFDF in Michigan; instead it has to be KWDZ, Salt Lake City UT, 5/1 kW listed in NRC AM Log as IBOC too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 930, Oct 9 at 1206 UT, PSAs for Alcoholix Anonymous, charter schools, then ID for ``930-AM, KCCC, Carlsbad``. Tnx to sharp null possible with WKY OKC during its weekly English semi-hour. This New Mexican may be `personal first` from OK; is non-direxional 1000 W daytime, 60 watts nite, but 500 watts PSRA which would have started at 1200 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 990, Oct 9 at 1253 UT, ``Radioexitosfm.net en KFCD, gracias al Metroplex``, as previously researched, but good to get a definite call letter ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1020, Oct 14 at 1232 UT I am getting Spanish again in null of semi-local KOKP Perry OK, but I can`t get a sufficient null on it, no matter how I manipulate the DX-398, so it`s tough copy as KOKP is in continuous local inane chat show in English. Previously I thought it would be KCKN Roswell NM, which supposedly has some Spanish, but now I`m leaning to another 50 kW, KTNQ Los Ángeles. Both of them have nulls toward KDKA and me; here is the KTNQ night pattern showing null ranging from 50 to 100 degrees:
    http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...66326-5497.pdf

    Foregoing another Firedrake scan before 1300, I kept listening to 1020 hoping for some local clue as to its origin. Never heard anything about Roswell. Makes a slow SAH a bit less than 1 Hz vs KOKP. Mostly lively W&M conversation; 1245 took a phone call from Juan; lots of laughing, talking about gargantas (throats); 1251 a 1-800 number, slogan by SHVA as ``la estación de la raza``. 1256 ad for La Banda Juvenil playing at Restaurán Huacamaca (sp??); 1259 starts to fade out, but music is playing across hourtop, then maybe an ID, and more music. At least I have something to Google on now, starting with the Raza slogan and 1020: Guess what, it`s not Roswell or LA, but [sic, no accents]:

    http://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin...line_id=n21668

    ``Spanish KMMQ-AM/Omaha Flips to ''La Nueva 1020''

    KMMQ-AM/Omaha, the heritage Spanish station in the market, has undergone a complete facelift with a brand new format and a new talent lineup. The new "La Nueva – la estacion de la raza" will offer listeners Spanish-language hits and a live and local lineup to include Juan Munoz and Jose Munoz, in addition to top-rated Hispanic radio personality Eddie Piolin.

    KMMQ-AM Program Director Neil Nelkin said the changes serve a growing market population base. "La Nueva will cater to the largest number of people in the Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa Hispanic communities. By providing a live and local lineup with the Munoz brothers in the daytime and afternoon drive and leading off with powerhouse Hispanic talent Piolin – La Nueva will provide an involved, engaged and responsive station that is committed to the Hispanic community," said Nelkin.

    La Nueva's lineup includes Eddie Piolin (7am-12pm), who is syndicated out of Los Angeles on Univision owned KSCA. (01-03-11)``

    Plus a couple of other media stories about KMMQ`s flip in January. I never even thought of Omaha, and wasn`t aware there is a 50 kW station there now on 1020. NRC AM Log does show it as SS/Mexican but slogan ``Ke Padre``(??), 50/1.4 kW, U4 from COL Plattsmouth NE, which is just S of Omaha near Offutt AFB.

    To make matters even more confusing, as above the morning show is syndicated out of Los Ángeles, but not from KTNQ. Now everything fits for KMMQ: day power and pattern start at 1230 UT in October. Major lobe is 275 degrees, but there`s a little off the side toward us rather than a total null accounting for the rather steady but weak signal here.

    As for La Banda Juvenil, the top one Googled is based in LA, not Omaha. So nebraskanos (nebrasqueños?) are supposed to go to LA to hear them? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1140, Oct 9 at 1245 UT, ``W [doble-u], la más mexicana, [URL] en su Blackberry`` by super-hype voice actor. Nothing fits on Cantú`s Mexican listings, so default to USA, where we google KLTK in Centerton, northwest Arkansas, http://www.lamasmexicana1140.com/
    But I don`t know where the W comes from; some affiliation with that even more Mexican group? Overrides OKC for a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1190, Oct 9 at 1230 UT instead of a Mexican, Spanish here is ``La 11-90`` from WSW, 1231 temp ``en el aeropuerto de Phoenix``, time as 5:31, so KNUV, COL Tolleson AZ. NRC AM Log shows it as ``Grupo Fórmula``. Website confirms slogan I heard: http://www.onda1190am.com/
    with wide variety of programming, radio-locator.com coverage map, street view of building, etc.

    FCC AM query shows 5 kW day, 250 watts nite, contrary to KNUV`s claim of 400 watts nite. No PSRA info nor in NRC AM Log, so must have been on nite power, whatever that is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1510, Oct 9 at 1226, Yahoo Sports Radio; KCTE Independence MO is a listed affiliate but there is no het and not from the NE, so must be the other one in NRC AM Log, KCKK Littleton CO. (It`s the odd station with 25 kW night, 10 kW day, aside from pattern changes.) At 1248 there is a het on 1510+ as off-frequency daytimer KCTE has come on and is now dominant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 530+, Oct 10 at 0605 UT, R. Enciclopedia, Cuba, music is marred by tooting sounds every few sex irregularly on the upper side, different notes from one time to the next; briefly suspected it was a defect on Cuban transmitter, but still hearing it at 1158 after Cuba is gone. Very strange (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carriers, Oct 14 1222-1225 UT, stepping thru the 9 kHz channels and hearing weak hets with USB offset BFO on the DX-398 with internal antenna only: 594, 693, 738, 747, 774, 828, 882, 972, 1044, 1053, 1125, 1134. Several of these were obviously NHK Japan. The last one was strongest; 1134 best bet is 500 kW from South Korea, tho there is a 1200 kW somewhere in China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 870, Oct 14 at 1306 UT, a semihour after sunrise I am getting a weak signal from the NW/SE with weather in English, music. Most likely source looks like KJMP Pierce CO, but it`s ESPN for Cheyenne WY per NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1210, Oct 10 at 1230, KGYN OK has a low/het rumble from something in Spanish, first time noted that. Don`t necessarily blame a Mexican, with super-lax standards unenforced by the FCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1360, Oct 9 at 1254, Spanish mentions Arizona, soon losing to Catholix from KS or TX. NRC AM Log has KPXQ Glendale, 50/1 kW, ``The Christian Station`` but not as Spanish. Nor does own website, English only:
    http://www.kpxq1360.com/ProgramGuide/?channel=ProgramGuide&parent1=root
    so the Arizona mention must have been a false lead.

    Only SS listed in NRC-AM Log anywhere around here is KMNY Hurst TX (Metroplex), which would have been on 50 kW day power since 1230 UT in Oct, but with null towards us accounting for poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Glenn, I`m sure that I have heard Spanish before on this station
    [KPXQ], and it caught me by surprise. I think they have like one hour
    of some Spanish programming, weekends only, and at odd hours. I`m
    going to look into it (Rick Barton, AZ, ABDX via DXLD)

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    MWDX from Enid OK, October 15-21, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    ** CANADA. 750, Oct 17 at 1202 UT, amid QRM, Canadian news in English about HIV outbreak in Ottawa from unlicenced clinic; temps in Celsius, but could not catch any locations. Since it`s inconceivable any American or Mexican station would do this, fortunately there is only one Canadian possibility: CKJH Melfort, Sask., 25000/25000 U3. Per NRC AM Log, 24 hours as ``CK 750, The Greatest Hits Of All Time``. A new one here; NRC Pattern Book shows all the night signal going just east of due north, yeah right, but non-direxional daytime which it is not yet. It`s certainly not CBGY in Newfoundland, nor one of two 40-watt LPRTs in Quebec/Québec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** CANADA. 1190, Oct 17 at 1219, pizza ad with phone 848-5000, AM-1190 ID, C&W music from N/S. Leads to Weyburn, Sask, and a Facebook item from August:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...11247462239648

    ``Call 848-5000 or play along on the AM 1190 Facebook page. The winner will be given the title od [sic] Coffee Row Genius of the Day and win lunch at T & C Dallas Pizza in downtown Weyburn. Good luck! - Corey``

    So it`s another unexpected Canadian, CFSL, Weyburn SK, 10000/5000 U2, C&W 24h, ``AM 1190`` per NRC AM Log. If I had heard ``Dallas Pizza`` mentioned that would really have led to a wild goose chase. Like CKJH-750, CFSL-1190 night pattern is supposed to throw all the signal slightly east of due north, yeah right2; daytime non-direxional (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [Mexican logs are sorted here by date and then frequency under each date:]

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX, October 15 UT, with Cantú and then IRCA listings:

    690, Oct 15 at 1201, Monterrey NL mentioned in full ID:
    690 XERG RG La Deportiva Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 1,000
    690 XERG NL Monterrey 10000 1000 La Deportiva 690, R-G 690 1200-0600 VAR GRC/ORO

    800: see UNIDENTIFIED

    1090, Oct 15 at 1157 UT tune-in, XEAU ID, 5000 watts, Multimedios Radio group.
    1090 XEAU Milenio Radio (audio Milenio TV) Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 500
    1090 XEAU NL Monterrey 5000 250 La Más Buena 12000-0600 TRO ORO // XHPAG 103.7 FM, and quoting Cantú on TV audio
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Sunday Oct 16, with Cantú, then IRCA refs:

    680, Oct 16 at 1202 UT, MDT/CST timecheck in Spanish, speaker mixing religion and sports right away, two of my unfavorite subjects, so onward to 700 below. TC means it is one of these two:
    680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
    680 XEFO Chih Chihuahua 1000 250 W Radio, Extasis Digital 1200-0100 JUV CIMA

    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

    700, Oct 16 at 1203 UT, news, ID for R. Red, 1110 AM in the DF, then local ID for XEDKR, Radio Red, 700 AM, 10 mil watts, Guadalajara, Jalisco, ``la mejor radio . . . del Grupo Radio Centro``
    700 XEDKR Radio Red AM Guadalajara, Jal. 10,000 150
    700 XEDKR Jal Guadalajara 1000 1000 Radio RED 1200-0300 VAR OIR // XERED 1110 [note power disparity; WRTH: 1 kW; I could believe 10]

    850, Oct 16 at 1207 UT, NA ending at tune-in, KOA nulled with SAH of 3 or 4 Hz, full ID for XEM, Chihuahua2, Renacimiento, ``la mejor selección de música ranchera y mariachi`` altho it`s really religious.
    850 XEM Radio Renacimiento Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
    850 XEM Chih Chihuahua 5000 1000 Radio Éxitos, Renacimiento 8-50 1200-0600 MEX/NWS FIRM/GRD

    870, Oct 16 circa 1209 UT, XETAR with three-slogan 29th anniversary promo ending with ``defendiendo la cultura``, then switch to native language
    870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D
    870 XETAR Chih Chihuahua 10000 [D] La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara 1200-0100 IND/RAN SRCI

    1300, Oct 16 at 1229, Radio Trece ID, its own street address in Juárez, atop channel.
    1300 XEP Radio 13 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 38,000 200
    1300 XEP Chih Ciudad Juárez 50000 500 Radio 13, Radio Centro 24h VAR GRM/RAMA, Woody Woodpecker theme
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 17, UT, with Cantú then IRCA lookups:

    670, Oct 17 at 1206 UT, TC as 7:06, ``la voz del pueblo`` slogan again twice, maybe a program title which seemed to be ending, full ID as Radio Ranchito, mil watts, including street address in Colonia Ampliación Los Ángeles, Torreón, Grupo Radio México. Then to live DJ mentioning date 17 de octubre
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
    670 XETOR Coah Torreón 5000 250 Radio Ranchito, X-E-Tor 1200-0600 NOR/RAN OIR
    So they claim only 1000 watts, not 5000, and it sounds like the lower

    680, Oct 17 at 1210 UT, greeting listeners who are pescadores, or in Municipio de Angostura; 1212 mentions ``el sur de Sonora, y Chihuahua``; loops E/W or so. Greeting fishermen implies it`s near the coast. Altho there are surely several Angosturas, there is one SE of Guasave near Guamuchil, so these clews lead once again to:
    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

    680, Oct 17 at 1228 UT with KNBR nulled, TC for 6:29, ``noticias en punto``, news of an event Thu-Sun, norte de México, mentions people coming from diverse states including BCS, Hidalgo, Durango. CCI from another Mexican with music. XEORO is also UT -6 but now it`s likely the more northerly one:
    680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
    680 XEFO Chih Chihuahua 1000 250 W Radio, Éxtasis Digital 1200-0100 JUV CIMA
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 18, UT, with Cantú, IRCA lookups:

    730, Oct 18 at 1230 UT, Radio Viva Villa singing ID, into song, dominating frequency for a while:
    730 XEHB Radio Viva Villa Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 50,000 1,000
    730 XEHB Chih San Francisco del Oro 1000 300 Radio Viva Vida/Villa? 1300-0100 RAN CORP/RAMA, ex-770 Grupo Radiofónico Zer

    Note contradictory info. The IRCA listing from 2010y was when the slogan was unsure. But surely is 50 kW now with big signal. The two towns are near each other at the southern border of Chihuahua state.

    770, Oct 18 at 1228 UT, gobierno federal PSA lauding the president`s accomplishments; modulation a bit distorted. 1229 heard Los 40 Principales mentioned, and then a full ID for XEACH, 25000 watts, Monterrey NL. Therefore a mixture of these two:
    770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000
    770 XEACH NL Monterrey 5000 200 Radio Fórmula 7-70 1200-0600 NWS/TLK ORF/RAMA
    and
    770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
    770 XEREV Sin Los Mochis 5000 100 Los 40 Principales 24h MEX PM ex-XEJJR

    830, Oct 18 at 1226 UT, Spanish atop WCCO, mentions ``vamos a Ciudad Acuña, y Torreón``, implying it`s the Coahuilan, but not 100%:
    830 XEIK La Norteñita Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 D
    830 XEIK Coah Piedras Negras 5000 -5000 La Norteñita, 8-30 AM 1200-0600 VAR CMR/RCN [nite power -5000 means uncertain; while Cantú has it as daytime only; WRTH 2011 as 5 kW fulltime]
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 20 UT, with Cantú then IRCA listings:

    590, Oct 20 at 1204 UT, Veracruz mentioned in QRM, 7:04 TC, cumpleaños, so tentatively:
    590 XEOM Radio Fórmula Coatzacoalcos Coatzacoalcos, Ver. 1,000 1,000
    590 XEOM Ver Coatzacoalcos 1000 1000 Radio Fórmula Coatzacoalcos 1200-0600 NWS/VAR ORF1/RAMSA

    660, Oct 20 at 1210 UT, after mañanitas-like song, TC for 6:09 ``en La Tremenda, Número Uno``; phone on air; 1211, 6:10 TC still a minute slow, and Radio 6-60 ID:
    660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
    660 XEACB Chih Ciudad Delicias 5000 1000 Radio 6-60 1300-0600 VAR OIR

    670, Oct 20 at 1212 UT, yet another with mañanitas, 1215 R. Ranchito ID, naming birthday person:
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
    670 XETOR Coah Torreón 5000 250 Radio Ranchito, X-E-Tor 1200-0600 NOR/RAN OIR

    710, Oct 20 at 1216 UT, big dominant signal with ``Noticias 7-10``, MDT/CST TCs 6:+ but one minute slow, introducing first ad block of the day, but really just two PSAs, gobierno federal on how the president is successfully fighting the Zetas and other drug cartels (with a disclaimer-like condensed too-fast-to-be-spoken-by-a-live-human appendix), and another for the Senado; back to news, item about how Mexican Día de los Muertos celebrations are infiltrating the US` Hallowe`en, including Albuquerque and Houston:
    710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 7,000 100
    710 XEDP Chih Ciudad Cuauhtémoc 7000 -5000 La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc 24h RAN/NOR RAMA Possibly 24h on weekends

    900, Oct 20 at 1224 UT, from WSW, highly produced show with musical effects about astrobiology, called `Radio Esfera` (?), topix including water on Moon, life on Marte (Mars); outro as a UNAM produxion; 1228 Radio Vida ID in ``un café por la mañana``, program title?
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    Obviously Fred Cantú is not reading my reports, or he would have updated this by now, no more ``La Reina``
    900 XEDT Chih Ciudad Cuauhtémoc 5000 -1 La Reyna/Reina, R Divertida 1400>0200 CAR FIRM Format includes US Classic Country

    980, Oct 20 at 1232, IMER [pronounced Imer] PSA about ``80 años del cine sonoro en México``, gobierno federal PSA, IMER con ``18 emisoras con personalidad propia``, 1233 ID as ``La F-Q, La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre``, 1234 ``Antena Radio en el Mundo``, news of Libya:
    980 XEFQ La Voz de la Cd. del Cobre Cananea, Son. 2,500 500
    980 XEFQ Son Cananea 1000 500 La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre 1200-0700 VAR/TLK MER/RCN Antena Radio news -- so is it 2500 or 1000 watts?

    18 stations hardly amount to national coverage in this huge country, especially some little ones in remote spots like Cananea, but at least IMER counts with one big one, XERF, 1570. There are also a few non-IMER noncommercial/cultural/indigenous stations, some of them run by state governments, universities or federal indigenous agencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 1570, Oct 21 at 0419 UT, tuning past XERF found big signal more or less overcoming all the QRM, but modulation way down compared to 1560, 1580 signals et al. I assume someone just wasn`t paying attention to levels, no OPTIMOD. Could hear OK by turning volume up.

    Pre-sunrise MWDX Oct 21, UT, then Cantú and IRCA info:

    590, Oct 21 at 1207 UT, 7:17 TC in Spanish, mentioned Tamaulipas. Not much to go on, but like tentative log of 590 Coatzacoalcos, Ver., I make this tentatively:
    590 XEFD La Mejor Reynosa, Tamps. 5,000 500
    590 XEFD Tama Reynosa 5000 500 La Mejor 1030-0500 NOR/RAN MVS/PM v/s:

    630, Oct 21 at 1209, automated ID twice by YL voice as ``7 y 9, 7 y 9``, i.e. in CDT zone, then ID as ``Radio Centro 10-30, red nacional . . . en sistema satélite``, then keyboard music. I was expecting morning newscast usually heard from XEFB Monterrey. IRCA has that as a GRM [Grupo Radio México] affiliate, not GRC [Grupo Radio Centro]. I can`t find any national network affiliate list for it, at http://radiocentro1030.mx/
    This Cantú page is supposed to list the network newscasts in NL, but is blank:
    http://www.radiotvmexico.net/conteni...9&siglas=radio
    Instead you have to go to this list, which also shows Grupo Radio México for XEFB:
    http://www.radiotvmexico.net/conteni...sEdo&edo_id=19
    Other cross-references also put XEFB with GRM, not GRC. From signal and proximity I still think I am hearing XEFB, but would sure like to know if there is another 630 station really with GRC.

    630 XEFB FB La Estación Que Da Las Noticias Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 10,000
    630 XEFB NL Monterrey 20000 20000 F-B, La Estación Que Da Las Noticias 24h NWS/RCM GRM directional antenna. Noticiero Entrelínea
    So is XEFB 10 or 20 kW? WRTH shows 10

    780, Oct 21 at 1214 UT, TC for 7:14 ``en La Poderosa``, with KSPI OK nulled. The slogan is too generic, not listed for any XE 780 in Cantú, IRCA or WRTH; Googling however, leads to the prime suspect:
    http://es-es.facebook.com/pages/La-P...08401075867066
    780 XESFT La Triple T San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
    780 XESFT Tama San Fernando 5000 1000 La Triple T/La Caliente 1100-0600 CHR CORP/RAMA Notisistema news. Night power 0100-0600
    So what are the three T`s in their name about?

    altho XEXY also has some hits as ``La Poderosa``:
    780 XEXY La Voz Del Balsas Cd. Altamirano, Gro. 2,500 1,000
    780 XEXY Guer Ciudad Altamirano 2500 1000 La Voz del Balsas 1200-0430 VAR FIRM

    1050, Oct 21 at 1305 UT, Spanish monolog mentioning electricity and California, east/west. Don`t see any likely US stations from TN to CA, so good assumption is one of these two (?) 10 kW daytimers, more likely XED:
    1050 XED W Radio Mexicali, B.C. 10,000 D
    1050 XED BCN Mexicali 10000 1000 Radiorama Siglo 21, W Radio 24h SP VAR RAMA //WIND 560 kHz?

    Tho I`d rather it were this one:
    1050 XEBCS Gobierno del Estado La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 D
    1050 XEBCS BCS La Paz 10000 -1 Radio Cultural Surcaliforniana, Gobierno del Estado 1300-0500 CUL Universidad Autónoma de BCS
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [OK, US and unID logs are sorted here by frequency during past week:]

    ** OKLAHOMA. 930, WKY, Sunday Oct 16 at 1212 UT, Spanish adstring first with SHVA about a gold buyer with Michoacana in its name, (but address in the SW quadrant of OKC); State Farm ad by a boychild (could have been a girl, except he was ``contento``, a clue you don`t get in English), another ad for Home Depot, ``sólo en Estados Unidos`` (in case anyone is DXing La Indomable south of the border, unlikely). 1213 ``Welcome back to Sunday Morning Magazine``, their format-busting pubaffs show in unaccented English. You`d think they could come up with a few commercials in English too (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1600, Oct 20 at 1550 UT and past 1600, no signal from KUSH Cushing. It`s occasionally been absent before, but you never know whether it`s going to be temporary or permanent. Still missing at 1445 Oct 21, uncovering weak signals probably KS/TX. Cushing BTW is the nexus of an oil pipeline network, lately in a big controversy about whether to bring in a new one from Canada on the way to Houston (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 670, Sunday Oct 16 at 1154 UT, open carrier/dead air atop a Mexican station; no doubt WSCR, in maintenance? Or no one paying attention. Retune 1158, now wrapping up half-hour interview with Sen. Dick Durbin; was ``At Issue from cbschicago.com, NewsRadio 780 and 105.9 FM WBBM!`` Then switch to WSCR ID and promos. Too late to check whether this or WSCR programming was on 780 at same time.

    Finally found program schedule for WSCR at
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/670-the-...-air-schedule/
    currently showing specific dates. They claimed to be airing `Score Values` at 6-7 am [CDT] Sunday Oct 16. The equivalent WBBM website has no link to a schedule! Looks like studio-transmitters feeds of these two stations were mixed up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 680, Sunday Oct 16 at 1241 UT, cowboy poetry, then music, ``Powder River Queen``. Loops NNE/SSW, probably KFEQ St Joe MO, but yet another station which sees no need to post a complete program grid; this doesn`t even make their list of ``special programming`` besides farrightwingnut talkshows on weekdays, format-busting now:
    http://www.680kfeq.com/section/view/...rogramming/93/
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 720, Oct 15 at 1203 UT, ``KSAH, Universal City, Texas`` legal ID in English, right back to Spanish ID by SHVA [super-hype voice actor], also with an FM, and this is another ``La estación de la raza``, which in chicano terminology is not considered racist. It`s the one appropriately producing a sub-audible heterodyne with WGN most of the time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 750, Oct 18 at 1207, M&W with news in Ukrainian from NE/SW, political items mentioning parliament, communist. Only possibility is WNDZ Portage IN (Chicago IL market), which has a multi-lingual ethnic format. It seems there is no program schedule, just general info here:
    http://www.accessradiochicago.com/page1.htm
    NRC-AM log shows it as a 15-kW daytimer, in $tereo
    FCC AM Query shows SR/SS converted to UT:
    Oct 1200-2315; Nov 1230-2230; Dec 1315-2215
    Own detailed coverage map shows main lobe goes NW from Portage toward the Loop, but it`s quite broad with plenty of signal to the SW too.
    http://www.accessradiochicago.com/Maps/750MAP.pdf
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DGIEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Oct 21 at *1315, KKOB Albuquerque NM cuts to day pattern and signal suddenly appears amid chat about Hallowe`en devices; already fading by 1319. No sign of KKOB Santa Fe 230 watt fill-in before 1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 850, Oct 16 at 1245, religious choral music from NW, surely still KOA, Sunday format-busting. KOA schedule merely says ``religious programming`` at 6-8 am Sundays [12-14 UT]
    http://www.850koa.com/pages/schedule.html
    Then heard `Lutheran Hour` mentioned, and its website does show KOA at 6-7 am Sundays: http://www.lhm.org/broadcastresult.asp
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 900, Oct 16 at 1246 UT, gospel music, mentions Homecoming Radio, http://www.homecomingradio.com

    Is KSGL Wichita KS, after 1230 UT October sunrise power-up from 28 to 250 watts, and it does provide a program schedule for weekends at http://www.ksgl.com/5.html
    but not starting until 8 am [1300 UT] with `Gaither Homecoming` which has above website. Altho with secular elements, it`s basically about southern gospel; homecoming presumably refers to wayward Christians, rather than fall college reunions with heavy sports emphasis. KSGL is reciprocally on the show`s affiliate list but which does not bother to include times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

    ** U S A. 910, Sunday Oct 16 at 1236 UT, talk show with local references to Salt Lake City, YL interviewing OM Rotarian. Even when you start with the KWDZ website
    http://radio.disney.go.com/music/you...ity/index.html
    When you click on on-air-schedule, under Music, you get the network feed listings only.
    http://radio.disney.go.com/music/schedule.html
    That`s no help with another format-buster! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1020, Oct 18 at 1215 UT, Spanish is unusually overriding semi-local KOKP Perry OK, so it`s pretty clear with KOKP nulled, and coming from N/S, making SAH of exactly 1.0 Hz. Phone report about drug wars in Mexico, Ciudad Juárez, Cancún, etc. 1219 jingle I couldn`t catch, 1220 Spanish ad for Tax Hotline to help vs IRS (pronounced in English), 800-971-3401 (not certain of that). Boing SFX, restaurant ad ``al sur de Omaha`` clinching it as KMMQ, I recently IDed as the source of Spanish I was getting after 1230, which is supposedly the October sunrise/power-up-from-1400-to-50000-watts time. Except it`s much stronger now that it had been after 1230 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1020, Oct 21 at 1222 UT, Spanish making 1 Hz SAH with semi-local KOKP Perry OK, KMMQ Plattsmouth NE again, ads for Wired City at Calle 25 y M; same restaurant as heard before, ``al sur de Omaha``, which offers seafood, and beer to treat your weekend headaches (?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1150, Sunday Oct 16 at 1217 UT, Broadway tune from N/S, outro as Angela Lansbury for her birthday, then another by Ray Bolger for his, this week. Retune 1231, Salina ads on ``NewsRadio 11-50`` back to ``Dave Granby`s [?] Audiophonic Collection``, to play ``Ain`t Gonna Be More War`` from WW II. KSAL Salina KS website shows `The Bill Miller Show` Sundays 5-8 am CT, which appears to be similar, but not a match: http://www.thebillmillershow.com/index.php
    Anyhow, it`s another Sunday format-buster, hardly news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1190, Oct 21 at 1232 UT, Disney-like teeny-bopper music ``Yesterday --- Gonna Be OK``, definitely looping NE/SW, i.e. KPHN Kansas City MO, 5000/500 watts; 1234 ID only as ``AM-11-90, Radio Disney``. Many of the RD calls have some obvious connexion to Disney characters, but I can`t figure out what KPHN would mean. Should have just powered up at official October sunrise of 1230 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1440, Oct 18 at 1405 UT, weather info for Yuma, but certainly not AZ as it`s NW/SE; then also for Wray, clinching it as nearby KRDZ Wray CO, on day power 5 kW, almost a sesquihour after LSR here.

    1010, Oct 18 at 1408 UT, `Funeral Notices` for Fort Morgan, Brush, sponsored by Sterling Monument Co., also in North Platte NE. I.e. KSIR on 25 kW day power now for an hour.

    1310, Oct 18 at 1410, ad for snow-blowers, discussing solar industry, NW/SE, likely another NE Coloradan, KFKA Greeley. Also had music on 1190, likely KVCU Boulder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier scan Oct 16 at 1224 on DX-398 in USB found very weak ones at: 747, 774, 828, 972, 1053, 1134, 1287, 1566, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW DX 9-kHz-step scan on DX-398 with internal antenna only in offset USB mode, Oct 17 at 1225-1228 UT: very weak carriers on 1044, 828, 774, 747, 738 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search Oct 20 at 1238-1241 UT found JBA weak signals on: 594, 702, 747, 774, 828, 972, 1035, 1098, 1134, 1143 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Oct 15 at 1204 UT, this early more than a semi-hour before LSR now, the extremely distorted station is dominating, and prime suspect remains:
    800 XEDD La Tremenda Montemorelos, N.L. 10,000 2,500
    800 XEDD NL Montemorelos 10000 [D] La Tremenda 24h BAL/RAN SMR Stereo
    which no doubt anyone near the border could confirm in the daytime or deny (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1110, Friday Oct 21 at 1229 UT, I can barely hear some Qur`an amid CCI with KFAB nulled. Still wondering whether this is KVIL Dallas market or KTEK Houston market. Or something else?

    Terry Krueger in FL has also been hearing this on 1110: ``2347 October 18, rather unusual (Hindi?) vocals with no instruments supporting
    -- as if religious script poetry not unlike Islam/Qur'an -- blasting in way atop WBT briefly, but already dropping down by 2354.`` And someone at KTEK implied it was not them but KVTT, yet no definite info on what programming KVTT is really carrying at these times. Could some of the active DXers in Houston and Dallas areas check? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    MWDX from Enid OK, October 15-21, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    ** CANADA. 750, Oct 17 at 1202 UT, amid QRM, Canadian news in English about HIV outbreak in Ottawa from unlicenced clinic; temps in Celsius, but could not catch any locations. Since it`s inconceivable any American or Mexican station would do this, fortunately there is only one Canadian possibility: CKJH Melfort, Sask., 25000/25000 U3. Per NRC AM Log, 24 hours as ``CK 750, The Greatest Hits Of All Time``. A new one here; NRC Pattern Book shows all the night signal going just east of due north, yeah right, but non-direxional daytime which it is not yet. It`s certainly not CBGY in Newfoundland, nor one of two 40-watt LPRTs in Quebec/Québec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** CANADA. 1190, Oct 17 at 1219, pizza ad with phone 848-5000, AM-1190 ID, C&W music from N/S. Leads to Weyburn, Sask, and a Facebook item from August:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...11247462239648

    ``Call 848-5000 or play along on the AM 1190 Facebook page. The winner will be given the title od [sic] Coffee Row Genius of the Day and win lunch at T & C Dallas Pizza in downtown Weyburn. Good luck! - Corey``

    So it`s another unexpected Canadian, CFSL, Weyburn SK, 10000/5000 U2, C&W 24h, ``AM 1190`` per NRC AM Log. If I had heard ``Dallas Pizza`` mentioned that would really have led to a wild goose chase. Like CKJH-750, CFSL-1190 night pattern is supposed to throw all the signal slightly east of due north, yeah right2; daytime non-direxional (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [Mexican logs are sorted here by date and then frequency under each date:]

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX, October 15 UT, with Cantú and then IRCA listings:

    690, Oct 15 at 1201, Monterrey NL mentioned in full ID:
    690 XERG RG La Deportiva Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 1,000
    690 XERG NL Monterrey 10000 1000 La Deportiva 690, R-G 690 1200-0600 VAR GRC/ORO

    800: see UNIDENTIFIED

    1090, Oct 15 at 1157 UT tune-in, XEAU ID, 5000 watts, Multimedios Radio group.
    1090 XEAU Milenio Radio (audio Milenio TV) Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 500
    1090 XEAU NL Monterrey 5000 250 La Más Buena 12000-0600 TRO ORO // XHPAG 103.7 FM, and quoting Cantú on TV audio
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Sunday Oct 16, with Cantú, then IRCA refs:

    680, Oct 16 at 1202 UT, MDT/CST timecheck in Spanish, speaker mixing religion and sports right away, two of my unfavorite subjects, so onward to 700 below. TC means it is one of these two:
    680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
    680 XEFO Chih Chihuahua 1000 250 W Radio, Extasis Digital 1200-0100 JUV CIMA

    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

    700, Oct 16 at 1203 UT, news, ID for R. Red, 1110 AM in the DF, then local ID for XEDKR, Radio Red, 700 AM, 10 mil watts, Guadalajara, Jalisco, ``la mejor radio . . . del Grupo Radio Centro``
    700 XEDKR Radio Red AM Guadalajara, Jal. 10,000 150
    700 XEDKR Jal Guadalajara 1000 1000 Radio RED 1200-0300 VAR OIR // XERED 1110 [note power disparity; WRTH: 1 kW; I could believe 10]

    850, Oct 16 at 1207 UT, NA ending at tune-in, KOA nulled with SAH of 3 or 4 Hz, full ID for XEM, Chihuahua2, Renacimiento, ``la mejor selección de música ranchera y mariachi`` altho it`s really religious.
    850 XEM Radio Renacimiento Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
    850 XEM Chih Chihuahua 5000 1000 Radio Éxitos, Renacimiento 8-50 1200-0600 MEX/NWS FIRM/GRD

    870, Oct 16 circa 1209 UT, XETAR with three-slogan 29th anniversary promo ending with ``defendiendo la cultura``, then switch to native language
    870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D
    870 XETAR Chih Chihuahua 10000 [D] La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara 1200-0100 IND/RAN SRCI

    1300, Oct 16 at 1229, Radio Trece ID, its own street address in Juárez, atop channel.
    1300 XEP Radio 13 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 38,000 200
    1300 XEP Chih Ciudad Juárez 50000 500 Radio 13, Radio Centro 24h VAR GRM/RAMA, Woody Woodpecker theme
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 17, UT, with Cantú then IRCA lookups:

    670, Oct 17 at 1206 UT, TC as 7:06, ``la voz del pueblo`` slogan again twice, maybe a program title which seemed to be ending, full ID as Radio Ranchito, mil watts, including street address in Colonia Ampliación Los Ángeles, Torreón, Grupo Radio México. Then to live DJ mentioning date 17 de octubre
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
    670 XETOR Coah Torreón 5000 250 Radio Ranchito, X-E-Tor 1200-0600 NOR/RAN OIR
    So they claim only 1000 watts, not 5000, and it sounds like the lower

    680, Oct 17 at 1210 UT, greeting listeners who are pescadores, or in Municipio de Angostura; 1212 mentions ``el sur de Sonora, y Chihuahua``; loops E/W or so. Greeting fishermen implies it`s near the coast. Altho there are surely several Angosturas, there is one SE of Guasave near Guamuchil, so these clews lead once again to:
    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

    680, Oct 17 at 1228 UT with KNBR nulled, TC for 6:29, ``noticias en punto``, news of an event Thu-Sun, norte de México, mentions people coming from diverse states including BCS, Hidalgo, Durango. CCI from another Mexican with music. XEORO is also UT -6 but now it`s likely the more northerly one:
    680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
    680 XEFO Chih Chihuahua 1000 250 W Radio, Éxtasis Digital 1200-0100 JUV CIMA
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 18, UT, with Cantú, IRCA lookups:

    730, Oct 18 at 1230 UT, Radio Viva Villa singing ID, into song, dominating frequency for a while:
    730 XEHB Radio Viva Villa Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 50,000 1,000
    730 XEHB Chih San Francisco del Oro 1000 300 Radio Viva Vida/Villa? 1300-0100 RAN CORP/RAMA, ex-770 Grupo Radiofónico Zer

    Note contradictory info. The IRCA listing from 2010y was when the slogan was unsure. But surely is 50 kW now with big signal. The two towns are near each other at the southern border of Chihuahua state.

    770, Oct 18 at 1228 UT, gobierno federal PSA lauding the president`s accomplishments; modulation a bit distorted. 1229 heard Los 40 Principales mentioned, and then a full ID for XEACH, 25000 watts, Monterrey NL. Therefore a mixture of these two:
    770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000
    770 XEACH NL Monterrey 5000 200 Radio Fórmula 7-70 1200-0600 NWS/TLK ORF/RAMA
    and
    770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
    770 XEREV Sin Los Mochis 5000 100 Los 40 Principales 24h MEX PM ex-XEJJR

    830, Oct 18 at 1226 UT, Spanish atop WCCO, mentions ``vamos a Ciudad Acuña, y Torreón``, implying it`s the Coahuilan, but not 100%:
    830 XEIK La Norteñita Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 D
    830 XEIK Coah Piedras Negras 5000 -5000 La Norteñita, 8-30 AM 1200-0600 VAR CMR/RCN [nite power -5000 means uncertain; while Cantú has it as daytime only; WRTH 2011 as 5 kW fulltime]
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 20 UT, with Cantú then IRCA listings:

    590, Oct 20 at 1204 UT, Veracruz mentioned in QRM, 7:04 TC, cumpleaños, so tentatively:
    590 XEOM Radio Fórmula Coatzacoalcos Coatzacoalcos, Ver. 1,000 1,000
    590 XEOM Ver Coatzacoalcos 1000 1000 Radio Fórmula Coatzacoalcos 1200-0600 NWS/VAR ORF1/RAMSA

    660, Oct 20 at 1210 UT, after mañanitas-like song, TC for 6:09 ``en La Tremenda, Número Uno``; phone on air; 1211, 6:10 TC still a minute slow, and Radio 6-60 ID:
    660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
    660 XEACB Chih Ciudad Delicias 5000 1000 Radio 6-60 1300-0600 VAR OIR

    670, Oct 20 at 1212 UT, yet another with mañanitas, 1215 R. Ranchito ID, naming birthday person:
    670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
    670 XETOR Coah Torreón 5000 250 Radio Ranchito, X-E-Tor 1200-0600 NOR/RAN OIR

    710, Oct 20 at 1216 UT, big dominant signal with ``Noticias 7-10``, MDT/CST TCs 6:+ but one minute slow, introducing first ad block of the day, but really just two PSAs, gobierno federal on how the president is successfully fighting the Zetas and other drug cartels (with a disclaimer-like condensed too-fast-to-be-spoken-by-a-live-human appendix), and another for the Senado; back to news, item about how Mexican Día de los Muertos celebrations are infiltrating the US` Hallowe`en, including Albuquerque and Houston:
    710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 7,000 100
    710 XEDP Chih Ciudad Cuauhtémoc 7000 -5000 La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc 24h RAN/NOR RAMA Possibly 24h on weekends

    900, Oct 20 at 1224 UT, from WSW, highly produced show with musical effects about astrobiology, called `Radio Esfera` (?), topix including water on Moon, life on Marte (Mars); outro as a UNAM produxion; 1228 Radio Vida ID in ``un café por la mañana``, program title?
    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
    Obviously Fred Cantú is not reading my reports, or he would have updated this by now, no more ``La Reina``
    900 XEDT Chih Ciudad Cuauhtémoc 5000 -1 La Reyna/Reina, R Divertida 1400>0200 CAR FIRM Format includes US Classic Country

    980, Oct 20 at 1232, IMER [pronounced Imer] PSA about ``80 años del cine sonoro en México``, gobierno federal PSA, IMER con ``18 emisoras con personalidad propia``, 1233 ID as ``La F-Q, La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre``, 1234 ``Antena Radio en el Mundo``, news of Libya:
    980 XEFQ La Voz de la Cd. del Cobre Cananea, Son. 2,500 500
    980 XEFQ Son Cananea 1000 500 La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre 1200-0700 VAR/TLK MER/RCN Antena Radio news -- so is it 2500 or 1000 watts?

    18 stations hardly amount to national coverage in this huge country, especially some little ones in remote spots like Cananea, but at least IMER counts with one big one, XERF, 1570. There are also a few non-IMER noncommercial/cultural/indigenous stations, some of them run by state governments, universities or federal indigenous agencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 1570, Oct 21 at 0419 UT, tuning past XERF found big signal more or less overcoming all the QRM, but modulation way down compared to 1560, 1580 signals et al. I assume someone just wasn`t paying attention to levels, no OPTIMOD. Could hear OK by turning volume up.

    Pre-sunrise MWDX Oct 21, UT, then Cantú and IRCA info:

    590, Oct 21 at 1207 UT, 7:17 TC in Spanish, mentioned Tamaulipas. Not much to go on, but like tentative log of 590 Coatzacoalcos, Ver., I make this tentatively:
    590 XEFD La Mejor Reynosa, Tamps. 5,000 500
    590 XEFD Tama Reynosa 5000 500 La Mejor 1030-0500 NOR/RAN MVS/PM v/s:

    630, Oct 21 at 1209, automated ID twice by YL voice as ``7 y 9, 7 y 9``, i.e. in CDT zone, then ID as ``Radio Centro 10-30, red nacional . . . en sistema satélite``, then keyboard music. I was expecting morning newscast usually heard from XEFB Monterrey. IRCA has that as a GRM [Grupo Radio México] affiliate, not GRC [Grupo Radio Centro]. I can`t find any national network affiliate list for it, at http://radiocentro1030.mx/
    This Cantú page is supposed to list the network newscasts in NL, but is blank:
    http://www.radiotvmexico.net/conteni...9&siglas=radio
    Instead you have to go to this list, which also shows Grupo Radio México for XEFB:
    http://www.radiotvmexico.net/conteni...sEdo&edo_id=19
    Other cross-references also put XEFB with GRM, not GRC. From signal and proximity I still think I am hearing XEFB, but would sure like to know if there is another 630 station really with GRC.

    630 XEFB FB La Estación Que Da Las Noticias Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 10,000
    630 XEFB NL Monterrey 20000 20000 F-B, La Estación Que Da Las Noticias 24h NWS/RCM GRM directional antenna. Noticiero Entrelínea
    So is XEFB 10 or 20 kW? WRTH shows 10

    780, Oct 21 at 1214 UT, TC for 7:14 ``en La Poderosa``, with KSPI OK nulled. The slogan is too generic, not listed for any XE 780 in Cantú, IRCA or WRTH; Googling however, leads to the prime suspect:
    http://es-es.facebook.com/pages/La-P...08401075867066
    780 XESFT La Triple T San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
    780 XESFT Tama San Fernando 5000 1000 La Triple T/La Caliente 1100-0600 CHR CORP/RAMA Notisistema news. Night power 0100-0600
    So what are the three T`s in their name about?

    altho XEXY also has some hits as ``La Poderosa``:
    780 XEXY La Voz Del Balsas Cd. Altamirano, Gro. 2,500 1,000
    780 XEXY Guer Ciudad Altamirano 2500 1000 La Voz del Balsas 1200-0430 VAR FIRM

    1050, Oct 21 at 1305 UT, Spanish monolog mentioning electricity and California, east/west. Don`t see any likely US stations from TN to CA, so good assumption is one of these two (?) 10 kW daytimers, more likely XED:
    1050 XED W Radio Mexicali, B.C. 10,000 D
    1050 XED BCN Mexicali 10000 1000 Radiorama Siglo 21, W Radio 24h SP VAR RAMA //WIND 560 kHz?

    Tho I`d rather it were this one:
    1050 XEBCS Gobierno del Estado La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 D
    1050 XEBCS BCS La Paz 10000 -1 Radio Cultural Surcaliforniana, Gobierno del Estado 1300-0500 CUL Universidad Autónoma de BCS
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [OK, US and unID logs are sorted here by frequency during past week:]

    ** OKLAHOMA. 930, WKY, Sunday Oct 16 at 1212 UT, Spanish adstring first with SHVA about a gold buyer with Michoacana in its name, (but address in the SW quadrant of OKC); State Farm ad by a boychild (could have been a girl, except he was ``contento``, a clue you don`t get in English), another ad for Home Depot, ``sólo en Estados Unidos`` (in case anyone is DXing La Indomable south of the border, unlikely). 1213 ``Welcome back to Sunday Morning Magazine``, their format-busting pubaffs show in unaccented English. You`d think they could come up with a few commercials in English too (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1600, Oct 20 at 1550 UT and past 1600, no signal from KUSH Cushing. It`s occasionally been absent before, but you never know whether it`s going to be temporary or permanent. Still missing at 1445 Oct 21, uncovering weak signals probably KS/TX. Cushing BTW is the nexus of an oil pipeline network, lately in a big controversy about whether to bring in a new one from Canada on the way to Houston (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 670, Sunday Oct 16 at 1154 UT, open carrier/dead air atop a Mexican station; no doubt WSCR, in maintenance? Or no one paying attention. Retune 1158, now wrapping up half-hour interview with Sen. Dick Durbin; was ``At Issue from cbschicago.com, NewsRadio 780 and 105.9 FM WBBM!`` Then switch to WSCR ID and promos. Too late to check whether this or WSCR programming was on 780 at same time.

    Finally found program schedule for WSCR at
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/670-the-...-air-schedule/
    currently showing specific dates. They claimed to be airing `Score Values` at 6-7 am [CDT] Sunday Oct 16. The equivalent WBBM website has no link to a schedule! Looks like studio-transmitters feeds of these two stations were mixed up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 680, Sunday Oct 16 at 1241 UT, cowboy poetry, then music, ``Powder River Queen``. Loops NNE/SSW, probably KFEQ St Joe MO, but yet another station which sees no need to post a complete program grid; this doesn`t even make their list of ``special programming`` besides farrightwingnut talkshows on weekdays, format-busting now:
    http://www.680kfeq.com/section/view/...rogramming/93/
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 720, Oct 15 at 1203 UT, ``KSAH, Universal City, Texas`` legal ID in English, right back to Spanish ID by SHVA [super-hype voice actor], also with an FM, and this is another ``La estación de la raza``, which in chicano terminology is not considered racist. It`s the one appropriately producing a sub-audible heterodyne with WGN most of the time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 750, Oct 18 at 1207, M&W with news in Ukrainian from NE/SW, political items mentioning parliament, communist. Only possibility is WNDZ Portage IN (Chicago IL market), which has a multi-lingual ethnic format. It seems there is no program schedule, just general info here:
    http://www.accessradiochicago.com/page1.htm
    NRC-AM log shows it as a 15-kW daytimer, in $tereo
    FCC AM Query shows SR/SS converted to UT:
    Oct 1200-2315; Nov 1230-2230; Dec 1315-2215
    Own detailed coverage map shows main lobe goes NW from Portage toward the Loop, but it`s quite broad with plenty of signal to the SW too.
    http://www.accessradiochicago.com/Maps/750MAP.pdf
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DGIEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Oct 21 at *1315, KKOB Albuquerque NM cuts to day pattern and signal suddenly appears amid chat about Hallowe`en devices; already fading by 1319. No sign of KKOB Santa Fe 230 watt fill-in before 1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 850, Oct 16 at 1245, religious choral music from NW, surely still KOA, Sunday format-busting. KOA schedule merely says ``religious programming`` at 6-8 am Sundays [12-14 UT]
    http://www.850koa.com/pages/schedule.html
    Then heard `Lutheran Hour` mentioned, and its website does show KOA at 6-7 am Sundays: http://www.lhm.org/broadcastresult.asp
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 900, Oct 16 at 1246 UT, gospel music, mentions Homecoming Radio, http://www.homecomingradio.com

    Is KSGL Wichita KS, after 1230 UT October sunrise power-up from 28 to 250 watts, and it does provide a program schedule for weekends at http://www.ksgl.com/5.html
    but not starting until 8 am [1300 UT] with `Gaither Homecoming` which has above website. Altho with secular elements, it`s basically about southern gospel; homecoming presumably refers to wayward Christians, rather than fall college reunions with heavy sports emphasis. KSGL is reciprocally on the show`s affiliate list but which does not bother to include times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

    ** U S A. 910, Sunday Oct 16 at 1236 UT, talk show with local references to Salt Lake City, YL interviewing OM Rotarian. Even when you start with the KWDZ website
    http://radio.disney.go.com/music/you...ity/index.html
    When you click on on-air-schedule, under Music, you get the network feed listings only.
    http://radio.disney.go.com/music/schedule.html
    That`s no help with another format-buster! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1020, Oct 18 at 1215 UT, Spanish is unusually overriding semi-local KOKP Perry OK, so it`s pretty clear with KOKP nulled, and coming from N/S, making SAH of exactly 1.0 Hz. Phone report about drug wars in Mexico, Ciudad Juárez, Cancún, etc. 1219 jingle I couldn`t catch, 1220 Spanish ad for Tax Hotline to help vs IRS (pronounced in English), 800-971-3401 (not certain of that). Boing SFX, restaurant ad ``al sur de Omaha`` clinching it as KMMQ, I recently IDed as the source of Spanish I was getting after 1230, which is supposedly the October sunrise/power-up-from-1400-to-50000-watts time. Except it`s much stronger now that it had been after 1230 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1020, Oct 21 at 1222 UT, Spanish making 1 Hz SAH with semi-local KOKP Perry OK, KMMQ Plattsmouth NE again, ads for Wired City at Calle 25 y M; same restaurant as heard before, ``al sur de Omaha``, which offers seafood, and beer to treat your weekend headaches (?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1150, Sunday Oct 16 at 1217 UT, Broadway tune from N/S, outro as Angela Lansbury for her birthday, then another by Ray Bolger for his, this week. Retune 1231, Salina ads on ``NewsRadio 11-50`` back to ``Dave Granby`s [?] Audiophonic Collection``, to play ``Ain`t Gonna Be More War`` from WW II. KSAL Salina KS website shows `The Bill Miller Show` Sundays 5-8 am CT, which appears to be similar, but not a match: http://www.thebillmillershow.com/index.php
    Anyhow, it`s another Sunday format-buster, hardly news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1190, Oct 21 at 1232 UT, Disney-like teeny-bopper music ``Yesterday --- Gonna Be OK``, definitely looping NE/SW, i.e. KPHN Kansas City MO, 5000/500 watts; 1234 ID only as ``AM-11-90, Radio Disney``. Many of the RD calls have some obvious connexion to Disney characters, but I can`t figure out what KPHN would mean. Should have just powered up at official October sunrise of 1230 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1440, Oct 18 at 1405 UT, weather info for Yuma, but certainly not AZ as it`s NW/SE; then also for Wray, clinching it as nearby KRDZ Wray CO, on day power 5 kW, almost a sesquihour after LSR here.

    1010, Oct 18 at 1408 UT, `Funeral Notices` for Fort Morgan, Brush, sponsored by Sterling Monument Co., also in North Platte NE. I.e. KSIR on 25 kW day power now for an hour.

    1310, Oct 18 at 1410, ad for snow-blowers, discussing solar industry, NW/SE, likely another NE Coloradan, KFKA Greeley. Also had music on 1190, likely KVCU Boulder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier scan Oct 16 at 1224 on DX-398 in USB found very weak ones at: 747, 774, 828, 972, 1053, 1134, 1287, 1566, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW DX 9-kHz-step scan on DX-398 with internal antenna only in offset USB mode, Oct 17 at 1225-1228 UT: very weak carriers on 1044, 828, 774, 747, 738 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search Oct 20 at 1238-1241 UT found JBA weak signals on: 594, 702, 747, 774, 828, 972, 1035, 1098, 1134, 1143 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Oct 15 at 1204 UT, this early more than a semi-hour before LSR now, the extremely distorted station is dominating, and prime suspect remains:
    800 XEDD La Tremenda Montemorelos, N.L. 10,000 2,500
    800 XEDD NL Montemorelos 10000 [D] La Tremenda 24h BAL/RAN SMR Stereo
    which no doubt anyone near the border could confirm in the daytime or deny (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1110, Friday Oct 21 at 1229 UT, I can barely hear some Qur`an amid CCI with KFAB nulled. Still wondering whether this is KVIL Dallas market or KTEK Houston market. Or something else?

    Terry Krueger in FL has also been hearing this on 1110: ``2347 October 18, rather unusual (Hindi?) vocals with no instruments supporting
    -- as if religious script poetry not unlike Islam/Qur'an -- blasting in way atop WBT briefly, but already dropping down by 2354.`` And someone at KTEK implied it was not them but KVTT, yet no definite info on what programming KVTT is really carrying at these times. Could some of the active DXers in Houston and Dallas areas check? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    MWDX from Enid, Oklahoma, October 22-29, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    [Mexican logs are sorted here by date and then frequency under each date:]

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MWDX Oct 22, UT:

    820, Oct 22 at 1215 as I tune in and null WBAP, ID as XEBA, on to romantic music. Cantú and then IRCA say:
    820 XEBA La Consentida Guadalajara, Jal. 10,000 1,000
    820 XEBA Jal Guadalajara 10000 100 La Consentida 24h NSP VAR TVR U3?

    I`ve never been quite sure why radio stations would be named this, as consentida means spoiled or over-indulged per my Random House, while Google can`t do any better than `consented`. Seems like XEBA used to be call of 830 in Mexico City, as in Bellas Artes, but now that is XEITE, R. Capital (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Oct 23, UT:

    770, Oct 23 at 1244 UT, promos for Grupo Fórmula, and ``Fórmula Noticias cada mañana``, but not today, then playing some romantic music. Per Cantú, only Fórmula on 770 is:
    770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000
    And IRCA 2010 also has only it:
    770 XEACH NL Monterrey 5000 200 Radio Fórmula 7-70 1200-0600 NWS/TLK ORF1/RAMA
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MWDX Oct 24, UT. 1200 UT is now too far before local sunrise latening from 1245, for there to be any SRS reception peaks, and the US QRM is still heavy. Before long maybe we`ll be getting multiple XE NAs around 1300.

    Most of Mexico will go off DST Oct 30, a week earlier than USA, but there is so much American commercial influence along the border that such cities will keep on DST a week longer until Nov 6 along with US, a true Week Of Confusion. See also CUBA [non].

    760, Oct 24 at 1205 UT, ABC Radio introducing Carlos Ramos Padilla, newscaster? In the DF sexion, Cantú says: ``760 XEABC ABC Radio, Comentarios, Programas hablados. 70,000 watts día, 10,000 watts noche desde San Sebastian Chimalpa, Mex. Grupo ABC Radio.`` So transmitter is over in Estado de México (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Checking MW early UT Oct 25 for TAs but not much heard; instead somewhat auroral conditions favoring southern signals. Facing south on the porch, little did I realize that by 0120, visible aurorae would be reported as far south as Tulsa and Edmond OK. But our northerly horizon is light-polluted, tree-blocked when checked later.

    690, Oct 25 at 0059 UT, after a Gardel-like song, ``La 69.com.mx``, full ID for XEN, 690 amplitud modulada, Radio Rey, 100,000 watts, street address, etc. 0102 ``La 69, 6-90 AM`` promos. Cantú, then IRCA info:
    690 XEN La 69 México, DF 100,000 5,000
    690 XEN DF México 50000 5000 La 69 es noticias 24h NWS/TLK GRC announces ``cien mil watts``

    780, Oct 25 at 0103 UT spacey sounders and ``la poderosa`` slogan, WBBM nulled, but heavy SAH from illegal KSPI Stillwater OK carrier never turned off. Slogan is too generic, but XESFT usually dominates.
    780 XESFT La Triple T San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
    780 XESFT Tama San Fernando 5000 1000 La Triple T/La Caliente 1100-0600 CHR CORP/RAMA Notisistema news. Night power 01-06

    810, Oct 25 at 0044 UT, ``Radio Rey, más música``
    810 XERI Radio Rey Reynosa, Tamps. 1,000 100
    810 XERI Tama Reynosa 1000 100 Radio Rey 24h BAL/NWS SOMER Stereo
    At this late hour one would like to think they were really on 100-watt night power!

    900, Oct 25 at 0045 UT, one can no longer assume the Mexican here is XEW, but heard the familiar from sesquidecades past four descending chimes of XEW, then #1562 in the series of ``La Colita`` programs.
    900 XEW W Radio + FM 96.9 México, DF 250,000 250,000
    900 XEW DF México 250000 250000 W Radio 24h NSP VAR/SPO/TLK TVR // 540 at times; also relayed on 900 XEWB Veracruz 50000 50000 with echo

    Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 25, UT:

    680, Oct 25 at 1207 UT, 6:07 time = MDT, almanac informing us it`s the 297th day of 2011y, felicidades, 23 grados, saludos including to a 99-year-old lady, mentions Megamedios, ``noticias en punto``. 1212 emanates from Sinaloa and greeting listeners in Angostura as well as neighboring states. Therefore it is:
    680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
    680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

    690, Oct 25 at 1200 UT in KGGF null, local adstring but frustratingly without any gotcha names recognized; 1204 mentions 107.1 y 690; No such frequency matches on the 690s in Cantú or IRCA
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise DX Oct 26 UT:

    770, Oct 26 at 1225 UT, string of government PSAs, 1228 full ID for XEACH, R. Fórmula Monterrey, including address and 800 number; 1229 rock song in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 27:

    560, Oct 27 at 1203 UT, ``La Primera en Monclova``, Casas Luxor sponsors time & temp, from ``XEGIK, presenta Son Noticias``. That`s a play on words, both ``the sound of news`` and ``this is the news``

    620, Oct 27 at 1206 UT, two stations mixing, one playing NA late atop, and the other in Spanish talk. 1207 the NA station sign-on mentions Chihuahua2, so it`s the usual XEBU. The other one is more southerly, news mentioning Estado de Veracruz, then many other place names, Estado de México; most likely XENK in the DF

    650, Oct 27 at 1200 UT, NA, 1201 ID as Radio Viva, Radio K(?), Grupo Chávez, tuba ensemble, 1202 ``Panorama Agropecuario`` farm show from Sinaloa heard any morning at this time, so it`s still XETNT Los Mochis

    860, Oct 27 at 1218 UT, novelty or children`s song about escuela, 1220 quick singing ID Radio Recuerdo, interviewing kids including first-graders Brítany y Stéfani (no telling how they really spell the names) about what they are learning. Seldom log any XEs on 860. Cantú:
    860 XENL Radio Recuerdo Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 2,000

    1030, Oct 27 at 1231 UT, from WSW, gobierno federal PSAs, news about Euro financial situation; 1242 PSAs from Estado de Chihuahua, gob. fed. So XEYC, R. Fórmula, Ciudad Juárez.

    The fed PSAs are now appending a rapid condensed-speech disclaimer at the end, the text of which I wish I could copy. Unfortunately, we never see any ``domestic`` MW logs from Mexican DXers; apparently there is no interest there in such pursuits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    [OK, US and unID logs are sorted here by frequency during past week:]

    ** OKLAHOMA. 780, 776 and 784, Sunday Oct 23 at 1243 UT, no signals from KSPI, allowing weak WBBM to be heard without SAH, and later NHK on 774. At 1255 Stillwater cut on amid sports talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Oct 22 before and after 0600 UT for at least a few minutes, KGYN is unmodulated; asleep at switch or maintenance? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1600, KUSH Cushing is still off the air, no signal Oct 24 at 1910 UT check.

    KUSH has an active website with recent local news, but nothing about being off the air:
    http://www.1600kush.com/index.php?section=1
    Nor on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/1600kush?ref=ts
    Is everyone just listening online and don`t even notice if 1600 is missing? This is the link:
    mms://nick9.surfernetwork.com/kush
    and we got it right away at 2320 UT, but not really live, instead the 7-10 am `Donna & Molly Show` playback. Besides that, it appears the streaming is limited to live silly ballgames.

    They don`t display a complete program schedule; what`s at 10-11 am? Then `The Michael Smerconish Show` at 11-1 M-F, Neal Boortz at 1-4 pm; what`s after 4 pm? Then plugs yahoosportsradio at 7 pm to 7 am on the web. Does this mean KUSH is not bothering to stay on air at night?
    One more show may be of interest if they get back on the air:
    ``Native Air with Hugh Foley, 10-11 AM Saturdays Native American News, Music and more!``.

    FCC AM Query shows SR/SS in October 1230-2345 UT, November 1300-2315, with 1000 watts day, 70 watts night. NRC AM Log adds PSRA of 500 watts, i.e. 1100-1230 UT in Oct, 1100-1300 first week of November, 1200-1300 thereafter on standard time.

    In absence of KUSH I could hear a weak SAH, a bit stronger at 2002 UT with music from one N/S station, likely KRVA The Metroplex Vietnamese. The other could be one of the two Nebraskans, KNCY Nebraska City, or KRFS Superior, both 500 watts. NRC AM Log says KNCY is direxional, KRFS not.

    Come to think of it, there has not been an audible het on 1600 for a while, previously pinned on KMDO Fort Scott KS, 770 watts non-direxional, so maybe that`s been fixed. But I was not getting a signal from its ENE direxion. In less than a month, skywave will be kicking in by 20 UT on the top of the band, but don`t think so yet, as no such activity heard in the X-band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1600, KUSH Cushing still missing Oct 25 at 1437 UT check; instead still hearing skywave Vietnamese from KRVA TX, with SAH from something (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1600, KUSH Cushing, missing for several days, is back Oct 27 at 1800 UT check, local ads, Oklahoma News Network (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Oct 25 at 1236 UT, ad for comedian George López appearing at the Inn of the Mountain Gods (which is near Ruidoso NM), in Nov; 1237 Albuquerque traffic report ``on the 7s``, mild 61 degrees in downtown Albuquerque. Weak but steady signal, presumably the KKOB Santa Fe filler with 230 watts until 1315*. How about traffic in SF? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Oct 25 at 1157 UT in WWL null, instead of XETAR which is about to sign on, English reporter with NPR News outro credit, then 90.5 WKAR ID. It`s a rare day to hear any NPR on MW here, so thank you, MSU in East Lansing MI, even if you don`t want to mention you are still also on AM. Is 10 kW D3. Pattern favors the NW, but no deep nulls elsewhere. LSR/LSS are 1145-2300 UT in Oct; 1230-2215 in Nov
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 900, Oct 22 at 1218 UT, ``Country Classics, the Big 900, KFAL`` ID, ``Dang Me``; no XE QRM at the moment. KFAL is in Fulton MO, near Columbia/Jefferson City, 1000/135 watts U1. Just went on day power at official October sunrise 1215; in Nov will be 1245 UT, regardless of DST. One kW is not very `Big` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 920, Oct 26 at 1232 UT, dominant signal looping NW/SE with low-key local newscast, no hype, no ads, items such as: rock art vandalism in Utah, call BLM; Wyoming/Colorado water pipeline controversy; local elexions in Ballard City; Hallowe`en parade route changed in Roosevelt; tri-county health department sponsoring expired drug drop-off in Vernal. Finally fading at 1239 with increasing religious signal from NE/SW, no doubt KYFR in Iowa. This was obviously KVEL in Vernal UT, 5/1 kW U2 and should have been on night power before sunrise even in Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. Hi Glenn: In regards to the Unidentified - 1110 [with Qur`an?], this station is very strong in the Austin area. Heard tonight with a woman announcer speaking in Indian dialect and English at times. Frequently, telephone numbers were mentioned with 214/972 area codes (Dallas area). Station disappeared abruptly at 2358 and did not catch station ID. Regards, (Mike Beu, KD5DSQ, Austin, Texas, Oct 22, IRCA via DXLD)

    ** U S A. 1360, Oct 25 at 1258 UT, American Freedom Network, super-patriotic slogans, American News Network also mentioned, ID KHNC Johnstown-Denver. Johnstown is north of Denver, closer to Greeley and Loveland. 10/1 kW U4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1430, Oct 26 at 1245 UT, ``Johnny, Be Good`` by Chuck Berry, 1247 ID sounded like ``All News KQGZ``, then mixing with `The Buzz` from Tulsa. I think the first one must have been KZQZ Saint Louis, where 1430 was originally WIL --- why would they replace a great heritage call with such an ugly unpronounceable one? FCC patterns show 5 kW daytime with a broad lobe to NNW, but plenty of signal to the SW; and a 50 kW daytime CP with quite different pattern, major lobes to the WSW and ENE; is that on air yet? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1530, Oct 25 at 1233 UT, local Kansas news by YL, 1225 OM ID as KQNK, weather, low to be 28 Thursday morning. 1227 YL with school breakfast and lunch menus; is 11 miles from Nebraska between Oberlin and Phillipsburg which were also mentioned. 1000 watt non-direxional daytimer plus 500 watt PSRA, dominating frequency for a while (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1550, Oct 24 at 0545 UT, dominant station on the FRG-7 with east/west longwire is going on and on about events at Branson, so it`s KLFJ Springfield, ``Branson Information Radio``, a pseudo-TIS supposedly running only 28 watts at night instead or 5000 watts day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1590, trying for the WGBW Denmark WI DX test, Oct 23 at 0543 UT, not heard amid graveyard-like jumble of signals. One surfaced however, sounding like ``Country 15-90, KDKO``. That call is certainly wrong, but in the NRC AM Log 2011-2012, the only 1590 with that slogan is KTCH in Wayne, Nebraska, supposedly running 47 watts at night instead of 2.5 kW day.

    Looking at WGBW`s day pattern
    http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...054-115034.pdf
    assuming that`s the correct one, since FCC has it as a CP, not LIC, it`s not surprising we weren`t getting them, 10 kW but with nulls all the way from 170 to 280 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1630-USB, Oct 24 at 0547, Mexican music, ``16-30 AM, nuestra frecuencia, nuestro nombre La Jota Mexicana``. There had been several logs all over North America of KRND Fox Farm WY on USB, meaning that other DSB stations such as KCJJ could be heard on 1630-LSB without KRND QRM. Yes, indeed, much more KRND modulation on USB, but there is still a little audible on LSB via the DX-398, and at the moment not much else. It does not seem like the carrier is reduced. At night, local KFXY 1640 DSB not much of a problem, but there is a fast SAH on 1630, perhaps 14 Hz as Rick Shaftan, NJ, had asked if that`s the one on 1630.014? The big question is, why is KRND doing this, and is it deliberately, or even legally? It would be quite a surprise if FCC authorized suppressing one sideband on an AM station. I don`t see any reason to do so, such as to reduce interference to any 1620 station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 22 at 1234 UT, on the DX-398, internal antenna only, offset LSB mode stepping 9 kHz downward: 972, 828, 747. Then upward in USB mode from 1235: 747, 774 stronger, 1134, 1575. Today`s LSR was 1245 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. Trans-Pacific carrier search Oct 23 at 1248-1250 UT: 774, 828, 1044, 1053, 1098, 1566. And 774 was strong enough for some audio, talking but unsure of language (not always Japanese from NHK). It helped that KSPI OK 780 with 776 spur was missing for a few more minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search Oct 24 at 1211-1216 UT, USB mode on the DX-398 with internal antenna only: 702, 747, 756, 774, 828, 972, 1053, 1287 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
    UK at 14-15 only.
    17840 is 250 kW, 80 degrees from Sines, PORTUGAL at 14-15 only
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    MW DX from Enid OK, October 30-November 10, 2011

    All times and dates strictly UT. MW log editors are welcome to excerpt items, reformat and change to favorite timezone if necessary. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; some caradio as specified; above 2 MHz on FRG-7 with 110-foot east-west 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

    ** CANADA. CBC Radio One`s `Ideas` this week is a series about the 75th anniversary of CBC; I hope to catch them all on webcasts: UT Tue-Sat first airing at 0005 to the AT/NT zones, e.g. CBN, and repeated at 0105, 0205, 0305 and 0405 to westward zones. Off to a disappointing start: the narrator said twice that the original CFCF in Montreal was `WXA` instead of correct proto-calls XWA as any radio historian should know (Glenn Hauser, OK, Nov 2, DX LISTENING DGIEST)

    ** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 2850, Nov 10 at 1307, S9+15 KCBS with emphatic Korean talk; 4450 also had Korean talk atop jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 1030, Nov 1 at 1355 UT, was not expecting to hear a Mexican an hour after sunrise here, but there are Grupo Fórmula promos, 1356 Banco de México ad listing lots of 0800 toll-free numbers, roughly from east/west, 1358 losing out to C&W station. First I figured it might be Tijuana still in darkness, but that`s not Fórmula, instead per Cantú:
    1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500
    IRCA agrees on the group for this one, but Tampico, now surely too far east into dayside, is on another Fórmula network. Sunrise in Juárez was 1322 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. 1040, Nov 6 at 1251 UT, convenient ID at tune-in, ``Desde Guaymas, Sonora, México, Radio Vida``, i.e. XEGYS, tho Cantú still names this ``La Primera``, 5 kW day and 250 watts night, which it surely is on the Mexican Pacific coast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, I sure am hearing KGYN Guymon a lot at night, when it is supposed to be nulling toward Philadelphia, not far from the Enid azimuth. Nov 6 at 1248 UT, dominant country music on frequency, while official November sunrise in the center of No Man`s Land is 1330 UT. FCC shows in CST with [UT] added:

    Monthly Local Sunrise Times
    November 7:30 [1330]
    December 7:45 [1345]
    January 8:00 [1400]
    February 7:30 [1330]

    Monthly Local Sunset Times
    November 5:30 [2330]
    December 5:30 [2330]
    January 6:00 [0000]
    February 6:30 [0030]
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1600, Oct 29 around 2050, seems like Cushing`s KUSH is open carrier, only, but at least a carrier instead of nothing (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 660, Nov 5 at 1300 after some C&W music, missed ID but now CNN News about death at 92y of Andy Rooney, CBS, RIP. 1305 fade during another ID but after some more country music, English announcement and then into another language, sure sounded like Navajo as CCI grew. Altho this was looping east-west, I had been dismissing KTNN Window Rock AZ/NM as a possibility since it`s half a sesquihour before sunrise there and they should still be nulling toward WFAN and me. Official November sunrise is 1345 UT, December 1415, January 1430. (i.e. 7:45 am MDT Nov 5, 6:45 am MST from Nov 6. Watch out for many MW stations to power up at wrong time tomorrow.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 660, Nov 6 at 1310 UT, Indian chanting and drumming from the east/west, vs Dallas/Omaha from the N/S, no doubt KTNN AZ again radiating eastward long before local sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Nov 1 at *1345 UT, KKOB Albuquerque cuts on non-direxional 50 kW day pattern with programming about stox in progress, no greeting to us eastward listeners. Good signal held up for several minutes despite starting a semihour later than in Oct. Official sunrise gets later and later, 1400 in Dec, 1415 in Jan, while sunset is oblately at its earliest, 0000 UT, both in Nov and Dec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 830, Nov 2 at 1303 UT, ending Huckaby rant, ``My Talk 830, KOTC``, local news, briefly audible with WCCO nulled. This is the 10 kW daytimer widely accused of cheating at night, COL Kennett MO in the Bootheel, but address in Poplar Bluff, and supposedly moving to Memphis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 840, Oct 31 at 1334 UT, ABC News, into GEICO ad, 1336 ad for Chevy pickup dealer in Osceola, seed company in West Point, KTIC mentioned in passing. Osceola presumably referring to the little town SW of West Point in Nebraska, not the Osceola in IA. KTIC is 5 kW daytimer, which on a good quiet day can be detected here by groundwave, but this was still skywave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, Oct 31 at 1328 UT, religion in Spanish, outro as ``Un Nuevo Día`` with 817-AC phone, i.e. Fort Worth TX; also weak Spanish music audible when nulled, maybe remnant of XETAR in Chihuahua; and at 1331 also a WWL ID still made it thru. But at 1333 dominant was praise music in Spanish from KFJZ, allegedly known as Radio Fortaleza, but that slogan not yet heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1260, Oct 31 at 1315 UT, something in Spanish from NE/SW, but doubt it`s Mexico now. 1321 ad in Spanish for Greater Iowa Credit Union, Des Moines, ID as ``La Reina 12-60``, inviting kiddies to come to the station, address given, today at 4-6 pm to get some free sweets for Hallowe`en. NRC AM Log shows KDLF Boone IA, 5000/33/225 watts U3, 924 West Second St in Boone, birthplace of Mamie Eisenhower, which is quite a distance NW of Des Moines, so did they give a DM address for the dulces? I guess `the queen` doesn`t connote in Spanish what it does in English; altho I remember there was once a KWEN in Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1350-, Nov 4 at 1249 UT, dominant signal is ``Pueblo`s sports station, Homer 13-50``, with rumbling het. Comparing to adjacent frequencies, stepping with BFO, this one is definitely off, to the low side.

    It`s now KDZA, after a frequency/call swap with 1230, which went on to become KKPC, on the Colorado Public Radio network. But the original KGHF 1350 Pueblo was one of my earliest DX catches in 1953-1954 when I started in Santa Rosa NM on the 1941 AM/SW Philco console with built-in rotatable box loop, still residing in my Enid attic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1460, Nov 1 at 1332, long list of unrecognizable local businesses, but one mentioned Burleson, and area code 817-645 ----. Show seems to be named ``Trade Fare`` (Fair?), i.e. KCLE in Cleburne but COL Burleson TX, 11 kW day power, way over KZUE in OK which is the 1460 occupant here daytimes once skywave dies out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier scan on DX-398, internal antenna only, 9 kHz steps in USB mode, Oct 31 at 1251 found only JBA carriers on 828, 774 and 747, all very likely NHK Japan. Today`s Enid sunrise was 1253. In one week it will be exactly 1300 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search before 1300 UT sunrise in Enid, Nov 4, on the DX-398 with internal antenna only, 9 kHz steps with offset BFO for easily perceptible beats:

    From the northwest at 1240: 774, 792, 1134 (this one oscillating slightly, caused by a 1 Hz SAH between two carriers?); and at 1247 on 828.

    From the southwest: 738 is strongest of all at 1238, but no audio, KRMG-740 Tulsa still a big problem. Presumably Tahiti.

    702 at 1246, carrier is more westerly than 738, presumably 2BL, ABC Sydney, Australia. True bearings from Enid are 232 degrees for Papeete, 256 degrees for Sydney. These correlate nicely! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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