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  • MW DX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser

    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.

    ** MEXICO. I am starting to hunt for XEs on MW around sunrise again; Aug 7 the storm noise level had abated unlike evenings. Besides, SW conditions are still depressed.

    1570, August 7 at 1154 UT, XERF is running its `missing-persons` PSAs, hoping the missees will be listening and contact their friends and relatives in Acuña and many other places on both sides of la frontera, giving phone numbers, even a PO Box in Wáshington, Misisipí (which is just east of Natchez). Between items exclaimed ``RF`` with a faux-Morse-code sounder.

    Other Mexicanish signals, mostly music, before 1200 were found on 650, 680, 990, 1010, 1020, 1040, probably IDed last fall; I had hi hopes for

    1160, Aug 7 at 1158 with corrido, but no ID at hourtop, just a segué to another in KSL null, still at 1202 as fading out. Intriguing, as none of the 1160s in WRTH 2011 are in border states. Last year`s NRC AM Log does not show any US SS closer than PR and FL, too late for them, and FL is a talker, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** MEXICO. Looking for sunrise DX from XE-land, before 1200 UT August 20, local Enid sunrise today being 1153 UT: found quite a few SS channels in the lower half of the MW band. [No TP carriers yet]

    650, Aug 20 at 1202, TC as 6:02, opening farm show, mentions ``aquí en Culiacán``; trouble is, no 650 in that city, so must be relayed from:
    650 XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000 per Cantú,
    http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am.htm

    770, Aug 20 at 1156 UT, `Los Cuarenta Principales` slogan, mentioned 104.3 FM between songs in English and then Spanish. Cantú shows the only match is:
    770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
    so surely on day power of 5 kW already.

    870, had open carrier at 1150 UT Aug 20 looping NE/SW, likely XETAR,
    870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D
    while another Mexican further south was already musical. 1200 NA, but fading out before definite ID. WWL was long gone.

    1040, Aug 20 at 1159 UT, ``La Primera en FM, 90.1``, Sonora mentioned. Cantú shows: 1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1640, August 5 at 1222 UT in a brief hi-end MW scan noting some skywave is still showing, local KFXY is in dead air. Open carrier then goes off at 1229*. Back on as usual later in day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Sunday August 7 at 1146 UT, strong open carrier from semi-local KOKP Perry, atop XE music; still the same at 1210, what a waste. In August, KOKP is entitled to start day power of 400 watts at 1145, ex-250 watts at night, plenty to mess up KDKA reception here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1520, Aug 8 at 2013 UT, tuning across KOKC to find dead air, for two minutes until resumed programming. Is no one paying attention at this once-great 50 kW clear-channel station? Then checked 1580, KOKB Blackwell, which last year would run dead air for days at a time, but it was modulating. 2017 more dead air on 1520 for at least 20 seconds until JIP a commercial.

    780, Aug 8 at 2014-2015 UT, KSPI Stillwater vies with KOMA for the dead-air championship, but only lasted one minute from tune-in. These were several hours before storms really did knock out power in wide areas of OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    A squall line with lots of lightning and winds up to 95 miles per hour blew thru Garfield Country August 8, toppling lots of powerline poles, and knocking out electricity to our place at 2304 UT. It was still out 20 hours later. We lost access to off-the-air and cable TV and internet, but battery radios allowed us to try to listen to local radio. Here`s what we found first on Enid frequencies:

    Off the air: 103.1, 1390, 960
    On air with open carrier only: 95.7, 107.1, 1640
    Translators/low power:
    Off the air: 88.3, 92.1
    On the air: 89.1, 91.1, 93.3, 94.3, 98.5, 104.7, 105.5

    At 2314, 89.1 was off allowing KMUW Wichita to be heard again.
    100.7 had KPNC Ponca City with a storm warning, knocked off at 2312* as we listened.

    Of the major local stations, there are two groups,
    Chisholm Trail Broadcasting on 1390, 1640, 95.7 and 107.1
    And Williams Broadcasting on 960, 103.1

    Only KGWA 960 does local news ordinarily, so we kept monitoring for it primarily. At 2338 it was back on the air with country music instead of usual talk format, ID as KGWA and KOFM, even tho KOFM 103.1 was not really on the air and they don`t normally simulcast. A few minutes later news director `J. Curtis Huckleberry` appeared with news about the storm and power situation.

    Into UT August 9 at 0008, a weak QRP signal was on 103.1, ID as KOFM, but with music, not simulcasting 960. Probably on exciter only.

    KGWA continued local coverage, including winds hitting 95 miles per hour (not a tornado), OG&E says 5500 homes without power. 0020 UT went back to regular programming, Laura Ingraham, yuk.

    Next check at 0032 UT:
    960 off the air again; 1390 still off
    Open carrier: 1640, 95.7, 107.1

    0100 UT, KGWA still off. 0113 it`s back with L.I. 0119-0129 another storm update implying that was it until 7 am, 0129 back to L.I.

    We are in the dark (literally and figuratively) all night, with no local sources of info, trying to keep cool with natural ventilation only after at 100+ degree day.

    1144 UT August 9, 960 carrier is on; 1390 is back to regular ESPN programming. NEVER heard any local info on any of the CTB stations. 1640 still with open carrier (its transmitter site is considerably remote from Enid near Hennessey).

    1200 UT, 95.7 KXLS with music, 1390 with ESPN, 1640 OC
    960 still OC, 103.1 off

    1208 check, 960 now with music segué. 1217 J-Curt finally comes on with recap of last night`s storm info; power outages reached 10,000, but claims most of it is back now thanks to great work of OG&E crews leaving only some highly isolated areas (like us) still powerless as well as the KGWA studio. Well, KGWA is obviously not powerless: they are on the air from studio and transmitter somehow, with some backup altho it obviously did not kick in immediately and stay in.

    1325 I can tell that 103.1 has a weak carrier, KOFM exciter only back.

    I am less than impressed with the preparedness of local broadcast media to cover emergencies such as this (it could have been much worse, a tornado). KGWA admitted that much of the info they had came from the local newspaper, which did appear on our lawn too with no problem. We read therein that OG&E crews stopped from 1 to 6 am to get some rest, while stuff melted in our freezers. While we were at the library in the afternoon starting to compile this report, power finally came back sometime between 2000 and 2200 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Aug 9 at 0314 UT, open carrier again obviously from semi-local KOKP Perry. Might have power outage somewhere along the program feed line from Stillwater, but long before the storm, August 7 before and after 1200 UT, we also caught them providing dead air to their listener (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1270, Aug 7 at 1208, several IDs as ``12-70 AM, La Voz del Pueblo``, and plug Univisión 23 noticias in DFW, apparently simulcast on the radio? Is KFLC Fort Worth, on day power of 50 kW by now, with skywave still funxioning less than a semihour after sunrise here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1630, Aug 7 at 1205, sounds like Ray of Bob & Ray doing old-lady voice, but with organ music, hokey scripted drama, so really `Unshackled`? No, KKGM Fort Worth program schedule shows `Stories of Great Christians` for 7 am Sunday; post-sunrise skywave has kept it in vs adjacent local KFXY 1640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 680, Aug 9 at 0307 the Jim Bohannon theme is recognized, seems to be from NE/SW. His MOR 3-hour talk show is harder and harder to find on the air; used to be on 690 KGGF. Checked here after finding 720 WGN `Extension 720` had two Republican guests on the financial situation, as Milt Rosenberg does not pretend to be fair and balanced. Thought I would give him another try since TV is powerless.

    So what is the 680 JIMBO affiliate? Our first guess from that direxion is KFEQ St Joseph MO, which really doesn`t provide an adequate signal here, day or night. Jimbo`s official website http://www.jimbohannonshow.com/stati...&programID=309
    does not list by frequency, but searching by state, ``KFEQ-AM`` [sic] is on the list but at wrong time, starting at midnight, presumably meaning local CDT = 0500 UT, ``M-F``, surely meaning Tue-Sat. But KFEQ`s website
    http://www.680kfeq.com/shows/view/?fShowId=9
    confirms he is really on from 10 pm to 1 am
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    Thanks for posting your log. Lot to digest here. I do get KFEQ here, though the signal is never very good for me. If my memory serves me correctly, I have run into problems where the programming scheduled per the station's listing doesn't match what is on the air (and yes, when that happens I seek an on-air ID and have gotten one, only to find it does not match what is supposed to be on. I guess KFEQ is just a quirky station. KGGF 690 that you mentioned is a pest here; I can get other stations to come in at 690, that overpower KGGF, but all too often, KGGF gets in my way. Seems I had pretty good luck with Oklahoma stations during the last fall/spring season. If I were to classify it, the first half of the season for me favored stations east of me, the second half favored those to the west.

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    • #3
      MW DX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Aug 22-28, 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.

      ** MEXICO. 770, Aug 22 at 1159, ``Los Cuarenta Principales`` slogan and 5:58 TC, i.e. XEREV again, SRS from Los Mochis, Sinaloa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 1040, Aug 24 at 1203 UT, no XE legal ID amid two songs, the first refraining ``no quiero perderte``, so must be romántica, just ``La Once[?], FM 90.1, La Primera, Número Uno``, which is enough to ID it as XEGYS, Guaymas, Sonora, as also heard four days earlier. Not much else was showing from Mexico around sunrise today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 760, Aug 25 at 1158 VG signal where none had been a minute or two earlier, soon ID as ``La Preciosa``; thought they said 15-60, but must have been 7-60. Cantú pins this right on:
      760 XEEB Preciosa Cd. Obregon, Son. 5,000 1,000

      870, Aug 25 at 1159 Mexican NA, fading but then could copy sign-on mentioning Tarahumara, so doubtless XETAR, per Cantú:
      870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D = daytime only, heard many times before and better, but always fun to get this native station.

      1030, Aug 25 at 1200, good signal from Mexican choral NA, but faded into QRM by 1201, volatile sunrise skip conditions (officially 1157 UT in Enid today). At least it wasn`t KCTA, Corpus Christi, potential spoiler in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO [and non]. Sunrise skip MW DX:
      610, Aug 27 at 1159, ``Sólo por la G-S``, 5:59 time, therefore per Cantú: 610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
      But did not hear ``La Ley`` mentioned; still vigent?

      1160 mystery, solved: not a Mexican: see U S A (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX August 28, UT:

      650, at 1159 Aug 28, Mexican history item, 1200 ID as ``Radio 65 FM``, then mentions 106.5 FM y 650 AM. How convenient: Cantú shows:
      106.5 XHTNT Radio 65 + AM 650 Los Mochis, Sin. [no power on FM; new?]
      650 XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000

      We seem to have a pipeline from Los Mochis this morning as well as several previous sunrises:
      770, at 1201 Aug 28, `Los 40 Principales`` full ID with XEREV, i.e.:
      770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
      BTW, KKOB 770 NM nondirexional day pattern starts in Aug at *1230 UT, Sept *1245, Oct *1315

      870, at 1202 Aug 28 choral NA, 1203 mentions ``en esta hermosa Sierra Tarahumara`` then into indigenous language, from XETAR, Chihuahua.

      920, at 1204 Aug 28, ID as R. Capital, Hermosillo, i.e. per Cantú:
      920 XEHQ Radio Capital Hermosillo, Son. 5,000 1,000

      990, at 1214 ID as Radio México 990 AM, ``todo México``. Radio México is the name of a group, not a particular station. Here`s their own listing:
      http://www.gradiomex.com/default.asp?pid=15992
      But nothing on 990. Info there is © 2009, so quite possibly outdated. Thru Cantú state-by-state listings for 990s in western México I don`t find any matches. (Before 1200 I was getting a strong 990 with temp in C, presumed XET Monterrey 50 kW). ``Radio México`` possibly just a generic mention as heard here, not a corporate name, altho the Group should assert its exclusive right to say it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** U S A. 1160, Aug 27 at 1203, 7:03 time on ``La Super Equis, 11-60 AM`` in KSL null, then live YL DJ. Cantú has 5 Mexicans on 1160, none with this slogan, nor any X in the callsigns after the first letter! How about the one in X-alapa, Veracruz, XEBE, Radio Perote? That`s really too far east at this hour, and too far-fetched.

      Could it be a US domestic? Googling finds Super X was the name of Albuquerque 1190 a dekayear ago, and currently of 1250 in Kansas City, but that`s no help. Maybe it`s a syndicated/group name? It`s in the CDT zone. There are two Texans: KVCE in Highland Park, address in Houston; and KRDY San Antonio as in Radio Disney per last year`s NRC AM Log. Has one of those Hispanicized?

      Aha, got it, by changing the Google from Equis to X: it`s merely Kansas City, http://www.lasuperx1160.com/ Just try to find a callsign on that website! Last year`s NRC-AM log has KCTO, Cleveland MO, address in Liberty MO, talk/oldies format. FCC AM Query shows it`s still KCTO, COL Cleveland. That`s such a speck, it`s not in the Rand McNally index, but finally found it south of KC MO on the MO side of the border, while address in Liberty KS is way up on the NE side of KC. But is the site in KS or MO? Longitude is 94-36-28. This source
      http://www.netstate.com/states/geogr..._geography.htm
      says Kansas starts at 94 degrees 38 minutes west, so that puts it in MO, barely.

      So what has become of KYYS 1250 Kansas City KS, which had been ``La Super Equis``? It`s easy to hear here but had not paid much attention to current sloganeering; still in Spanish, anyway. Domain http://www.lasuperx1250.com/ has expired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** U S A. Following up yesterday`s report of `La Super X` on 1160 being KCTO in the Kansas City market, so what is 1250, which had used that slogan? Aug 28 at 1217, 1250 IDs merely as ``La Equis, 12-50, la súper estación`` by super-hype locutor, denigrating the unnamed competition as ``ruido`` = noise. Ad for a ``gran baile`` 4 de Setiembre featuring a musical group from Chihuahua, which could send one way off on the wrong track. Then ad in Spanish mentioning multiple locations in Kansas City area, pronounced by YL/child as in English. 1160 was also audible but 1250 much stronger. So 1250 is merely La X, and 1160 is La Super X; are they jointly owned, since the Super X slogan transferred from 1250 to 1160? No, FCC AM Query shows 1160 KCTO is owned by Alpine Broadcasting Corp.; 1250 KYYS by Entercom, so must be bitter rivals fighting over that valuable X branding! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** U S A. 1460, Aug 24 at 1211 UT, plugging something coming up at 8:10, ads for Dairy Queen in Cleburne, Hawaiian Falls, Family Medicine. Cleburne is pronounced with a long E. This has to be KCLE in Texas, despite its city of license really being Burleson! Cleburne is S of Fort Worth on I-35W, while Burleson is halfway to Fort Worth from there. Studio and postal addresses are in Cleburne. This was atop our OK 1460, KZUE El Reno in Spanish. Reno is also pronounced with a long E in English, and I suspect even in Spanish the pressure is heavy to do so, if I could ever catch an ID. Now how do you pronounce Burleson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** U S A. 1510v, Aug 28 at 0440, slightly variable het. This is commonly heard around sunrise and sunset but not in the nightmiddle, previously tracked months ago to KCTE Independence MO. We also noted the het 23 hours earlier but did not log it; Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa did, measured on 1509.83 with IDs all night every hour on the hour, ESPN programming. Listed as 10 kW daytimer-only. On NRC-AM, Bruce says, ``Tulsa is almost "dead-center" in the SW lobe of KCTE directional pattern. Bad het against WLAC and others on 1510.00. Daytimer on all night and off-frequency to boot --- anybody home??`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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      • #4
        MW DX from Enid OK, August 29-September 2, 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. Sunrise MW DX Aug 29:

        750, Aug 29 at 1159, an anthem, but not Mexican national, soon obvious from the lyrix that it`s the Sinaloa state hymn; 1201 ID or sign-on mentions 89.5 FM y 750 AM, ergo per Cantú:
        750 XECSI Stereo Vida + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250

        DXLD correspondent Ing. Civ. Israel González Ahumada, M.I., in Mérida, Yucatán, has just rounded up videos of many state songs, official or not, including Sinaloa`s: ``(No tiene himno; lo consideran su himno)``
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eErA7omckaE

        Then I played it, titled:
        ``Chayito Valdéz "El Sinaloense" ( REINA DE LA CANCION RANCHERA )``
        and I`m afraid that is a completely different song from the one on 750, which was not in ranchera style, certainly a more majestic and fitting paean, M cantor mentioning Sinaloa several times. I had to side-tune to 752 to evade splatter from KRMG 740 Tulsa already on day power and pattern. The video includes several clips of cock-fighting as if that were something to be proud of, the state sport?

        Our correspondent then rounded up many more videos/audios of state songs from Mexico, which you will find under MEXICO at
        http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1135.txt

        830, Aug 29 at 1202, mentions 830 AM and Sinaloa, 6:02 time; Cantú:
        830 XEVQ La Grande de Sinaloa Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 1,000

        880, Aug 29 at 1158, Full ID, as XERFR, Grupo Fórmula. Unfortunately, that is the network flagship in the DF on 970 with 50 kW during daytime. Fortunately, Cantú shows only one Fórmula on 880:
        880 XEV Radio Fórmula Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. Sunrise skip Aug 30:

        610, Aug 30 at 1156, ``estás escuchando `Así Suena Sinaloa`, por G-S``
        610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500 as in Cantú

        660, Aug 30 at 1157, mentions Ciudad de Santa Rosa, and then ``aquí en Delicias``, i.e.:
        660 XEACB Radio 660 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

        900, Aug 30 at 1159 Mexican NA, 1201 sign-on but only snatches copied, mentioned ``oeste del estado``, ``Grupo Divertida``, BZ? And right into rather radical political speech for several minutes until fade-out. Cantú shows the only 900 in NW Mexico is this:
        900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
        and linx to website http://www.lareina900.com/ credited at the bottom to ``Grupo Radio Divertida, Chihuahua, Chih. México``. Divertida = fun

        Mexican NAs were playing around 1200 UT on several other frequencies, but can`t catch them all with simultaneous sign-on IDs, as I log everything in real time with my own ears (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX August 31, LSR here being 1202 UT:

        920, Aug 31 at 1205 UT, NA just ending so must have started late, then picked a `Radio Capital` ID out of the QRM, so it`s XEHQ, Hermosillo, Sonora, again. But I started late too, missing the pileup of openings at 1159+.

        1040, Aug 31 at 1210 UT novelty song, 1211 jingle ID mentioning ``Once . . . Número Uno, La Primera``, and timecheck for 5:10, so it`s XEGYS in Guaymas, again, thus reminding us that Sonora stays on MST of UT-7 just like, and because of, neighboring Arizona. Not sure where the ``11`` comes from unless they are rounding the frequency way off to the hi side as on a badly-calibrated analog dial? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX Sept 1, UT:

        920, Sept 1 at 1205 mentions ``Hermosillo, la ciudad más bello de México``; yes, it is a pretty little place, i.e. R. Capital, XEHQ again, meanwhile mixing with NA from another XE:

        920, Sept 1 at 1205 instrumental NA mixing with XEHQ, 1207 mentions Radio Noticias, Chihuahua2, so Cantú IDs this as:
        920 XEQD 920 Noticias Chihuahua, Chih. 1,000 250

        The USA QRM is getting worse at sunrise across MW, but 870 remains a nice clear frequency for XETAR, with WWL faded out and nothing much from The Metroplex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

        1030, at 1157 UT Sept 2, ``Radio Fórmula 10-30 AM``, then 1158 Mexican NA, so probably had already been programming. Only one in Cantú list is: 1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500

        1130, at 1158 UT Sept 2, ID as ``La H-N``, i.e. per Cantú:
        1130 XEHN Ke buena Nogales, Son. 1,000 D

        1130, at 1158 UT Sept 2 overtaking the above, ``La Poderosa FM [algo] y 11-30 AM, . . . Sinaloa``, both in KWKH null, so this one is:
        1130 XEMOS La Poderosa + FM 94.1 Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250
        Doesn`t seem powerful to me!

        980, at 1158 UT Sept 2, mentions ``Mexicano de la Radio``, 9-80 AM, announcer Marco Campos, then conversing with a YL. I suspect that the slogan was fully ``Instituto Mexicano de la Radio``, i.e. the government group including notably XEB-1220 and XERF-1570. Cantú frequency list unfortunately does not show ownerships or affiliations, but the IMER website http://www.imer.gob.mx/ has a dropdown list of Emisoras, not all of them including frequency, but I spot one match with Cantú`s 980 roster: ``La FQ, Cananea, Sonora`` which goes to:
        http://www.lafq.imer.gob.mx/ which Cantú lists as:
        980 XEFQ La Voz de la Cd. del Cobre Cananea, Son. 2,500 500

        990, at 1202 Sept 2, long multi-verse choral NA past 1203 but losing to QRM; at 1205 Spanish music to ``Somos la -- [algo]`` could well be another station, then to Elvis` ``All Shook Up``.

        900, at 1207 Sept 2, numerous ads with addresses at various kilómetros on ``Carretera a Álvaro Obregón``. This Googles right to Cuauhtémoc, Chihua2, so Cantú has it:
        900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
        I couldn`t find a place called Álvaro Obregón in any of my atlases, but Google maps locates it as a colonia due north of Cuauhtémoc on highway 5.

        870, at 1210 Sept 2, low-key YL DJ, quite a relief from the super-hype on so many commercial stations, plus no QRM, with birthday greetings, time as 6:11, into a polca, of course from:
        870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D

        880, at 1212 Sept 2, US béisbol homerun statistics, including some player for ``Los Metropolitanos de Nueva York`` --- ``Mets`` is just too hard to pronounce in Spanish! Beyond that, no clues; could be US or Mexican. Only US SS in new NRC AM Log around here is KJOJ in Conroe TX, near Houston, but supposed to be AC format. Of the nine Mexicans on 880 there are at most four possibilities at this hour. Maybe XEV, R. Fórmula, Chihua2? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO [non]. 990, at 1220 UT Sept 2, most of the Mexicans have faded out, but still a strong dominant signal here and hard to null, with SS ballad, 1222 ``Radio Éxitos`` singing ID, then more upbeat ballad by YL or kid with a big voice; 1226 ``El Amor --- Radio Éxitos 9-90 AM, La Mejor``. 1230 a more extensive ID/promo just lacking the needed details: ``Radio Éxitos 9-90 AM``, something about not saying any dirty words. Next song romantic, including refrain/lyrix ``se va muriendo, quiero vivir``, ``en mi casa, en mi alma, hay un sitio para ti``.

        Major suspect is The Metroplex outlet hijacked several years ago from Wichita Falls, now KFCD, COL Farmersville TX. New NRC-AM Log still shows it as Spanish religion, but Googling on slogan and frequency gets hits on KFCD including Wikipedia with this update note: ``On june 4 2011 Till Today Is Broadcasting Spanish Hits 70" 80" Called Radio Exitos 990 Recuerdos y Mas`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Sept 1 at 1217 UT, Faith 1640, supposedly an Enid station, KFXY, but ad for OCCC, and OKC traffic report by Connie Carson. Is she doing this from a studio in OKC, or Enid? Or anywhere? KFXY, unusually direxional for an X-bander, just happens to have a major lobe toward OKC. BTW, notably undermodulated, as it has been for some time now, I have been intending to outpoint. 1640 has been on the air ten years already, so about time for some significant transmitter problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 1270, Aug 30 at 1217 UT, thought I was getting Tulsa in Spanish, but traffic report was for Irving and other parts of DFW Metroplex, ID as La Voz del Pueblo, i.e. KFLC Fort Worth. Also with IBOC noise on the sides, which is not the case from Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 1510+, Aug 29 at 0535, ESPN programming making a big slightly warbling het with decent 1510.0 stations such as WLAC, at least the third night in a row that 10 kW daytimer KCTE, Independence MO is not only on the air at night, but off-frequency as it has been for many months. Will the FCC now wake up and do something about this?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 1510+, Aug 30 at 0533, KCTE Independence MO is still illegally on the air at night and illegally far beyond frequency tolerance for at least the fourth night in a row, hetting proper 1510 signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 1510+, Sept 1 at 0544, KCTE Independence MO is *still* putting a wavering het against 1510.0 stations, for at least the fifth night in a row, instead of zero-beating *and* turning off the transmitter at night like it is required to do by license (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        Comment


        • #5
          RE: 1510... Just another example of the poor state of AM broadcasting now a days.

          See my post about WTHQ 750 in this section. FWIW... WTHQ is running properly, lately, but it won't last. You can bet the ranch on it. It's is back to Right Wing programming, again.

          WTHQ's sister station (owned by the same duct-tape & fence-wire outfit) WRIK-FM 98.3 Metropolis, IL (tx at Golo, KY. 5 miles south of me) hasn't had any tower lights since early in the Summer.

          A year or two ago KMAL 1470 Malden, MO. was 700 cycles off frequency, and ran this way for a week or so, before someone finally took a screwdriver to it and got it back on frequency.

          Several years ago I listened to a 1/4 KW religious station (I forget who it was, now. I'm gettin' old) from somewhere down in MS, for better part of a week before I finally heard an ID.

          The sad truth is... the FCC is too busy, selling RF spectrum it doesn't own, to be bothered with enforcement action.

          73, Ed NN2E
          Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
          "You Might Be a Redneck If...
          Your TV is on 24/7.
          Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
          The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
          Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
          Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
          Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
          Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
          Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
          Jeff Foxworthy

          Comment


          • #6
            MW DX from Enid OK, September 3-4, 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. Sunrise MW DX Sept 3; the lowest frequencies generally fade out first, so today I start tuning at band-bottom:

            550, at 1154 UT Sept 3, TC 5:54 en Tapachula(? sounded like), 23 grados. Per Cantú, no Chiapans, but likely this one:
            550 XEZK Poder 55 Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jal. 2,500 1,000, if not:
            550 XETNC Radio Nayarit Tepic, Nay. 2,500 150

            710, at 1157 UT Sept 3, DJ giving his work sked as he starts a shift, also on other stations in the group, 3 pm on R. Lobo, elsewhen on R. Sabrosita. 1202 full ID as XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, claiming 7500 watts contrary to WRTH and to Cantú:
            710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 7,000 100

            880, at 1158 Sept 3, federal and Estado de Coahuila PSAs, ergo:
            880 XETC 880 AM Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000

            660, at 1201 Sept 3, many local announcements about Ciudad Delicias so
            660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

            870, at 1204 Sept 3, rustic music, then M&W alternating with detailed sign-on for XETAR including e-mail address, schedule 6 am to 6 pm; 6:03 TC, YL DJ begins her show for 3 de setiembre from:
            870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D
            BTW, the town used to be spelt Guachóchic, requiring an accent on O

            610, at 1208 Sept 3, TC for 5:09, 1.5 Hz SAH mixing with KCSP Kansas City which is gaining. Timezone means it has to be a relog of:
            610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500

            770, at 1211 Sept 3, poor signal with Los 40 Principales singing ID:
            770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100

            1300, at 1216 Sept 3, in QRM mentions Puente Internacional, which I have traversed between Ciudad Juárez/El Paso, and XEP:
            1300 XEP Radio 13 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 38,000 200
            Note refined power level, odd 38 kW vs. nominal as in WRTH 50 kW
            (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** MEXICO. During evening thunderstorm, external antennas disconnected, so a chance to do some MW monitoring on the DX-398 with internal antenna, which is my usual setup at sunrise:

            770, UT Sept 4 at 0244, plug for ``Grupo Fórmula, en todo el país, y Estados Unidos``, dominating frequency. Cantú shows:
            770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000
            Sounds more like 25 kW than one to me

            880, Sept 4 at 1159 UT, network ID only for 970, XERFR in the DF, Grupo Fórmula. As usual, their only outlet on 880 is per Cantú:
            880 XEV Radio Fórmula Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250

            1040, Sept 4 at 1213 UT, slogan as ``Vega(?), la Número Uno,`` funny song ``Qué guapo soy, que bárbaro``; 1216 TC for 5:20 ``en La Once, la Número Uno``. Once again it`s this; not sure about the Vega reference:
            1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 580, UT Sunday at 1207, President Obama`s weekly `media` address on need for Congress to pass transportation bill ASAP upon reconvening. 1209 segué to Home Depot ad with no outro, no doubt our daytime dominator WIBW Topeka, doing its duty by broadcasting the president, but in the Sunday morning ghetto for as small an audience as possible some 22 hours after original availability.

            Checking program schedule at
            http://580wibw.com/programs.html
            this is listed as 7:00-7:15 am Sundays, tho he never runs more than 5 minutes. WIBW is not so bad with the only obvious far-right wacko on its lineup being Glenn Beck, partly because of its dual identity as sports talk and regular talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 780, UT Sept 4 at 0237 steady open carrier from direxion of Stillwater, no doubt 250-watt daytimer KSPI, illegally making fast SAH of approx. 12 Hz with mutually-nullable WBBM. Could not however detect the usual +/- 4 kHz spurs from KSPI; perhaps they appear only while modulating? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** OKLAHOMA. 960, KGWA Enid, my local, Sunday Sept 4 first noticed around 1200 UT that it was dead air, with some hum; still at 1221. At 1229, what I thought had been some weak station underneath was realized axually to be just-barely-modulation from KGWA itself since it was absolutely steady. Risked turning up the volume: something about a camp in Abilene, Civil War history. Is no one paying attention at Williams Broadcasting? Still the same at 1237. Or, is no one at Williams Broadcasting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 910, Sept 3 at 1246 UT, Latin mass stix out, whence? Surely not KVIS Miami OK, not Catholic. EWTN affiliate list
            http://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.asp
            has only one on 910, Guadalupe Radio Network, KATH Dallas-Fort Worth.
            http://grnonline.info/
            And its program schedule confirms daily mass from EWTN [also on WEWN SW, unchecked] at 7-8 am = 12-13 UT; Sundays for a sesquihour:
            http://grnonline.info/index.php?opti...d=64&Itemid=70
            KATH is really licensed to Frisco TX, 1000/500 watts. What a great call, ``KATH-olik`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1060, Sept 2 at 1158 UT, Spanish gospel music, ID ``La I-H-N``; I had previously learned to avoid this one as non-Mexican, but for the record this season: it`s really KIJN, 10 kW daytimer in Farwell TX, panhandle next to NM; as in In Jesus` Name (or In His Name?).

            Guess what, this is well before local sunrise, as it`s a few minutes before sunrise even here in Enid far to the east of it. FCC AM Query has no pre-sunrise authority info, but NRC AM Log 2011-2012 shows psra of 3 watts. I don`t think so. (Date is correct; omitted from yesterday`s log).

            Also hearing Spanish gospel music on 1060, Sept 3 at 1247, still some skywave, after not hearing KKOB on 770 from 1245 when it is supposed to switch to non-direxional day pattern. Should start showing later in September (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1060, UT Sept 4 at 0259, Spanish song mentioning `pecados` = sins, making me suspect it`s the gospel huxter in TX also heard before sunrise: yes, at 0301 UT, in QRM caught ``Farwell`` mentioned in ID. So KIJN is Doing God`s Work illegally at night, as FCC AM Query confirms it`s licensed strictly as a 10 kW daytimer:
            http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/amq?list=0&facid=4931
            And the SR/SS times for it converted to UT are:
            September 1230-0100
            October 1300-0015
            November 1330-2345
            December 1345-2345
            Anything beyond that is `cheating` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1190, Sept 3 at 1214 UT, ad for ``1190 The Fan`` and other stations in group looking for a sales rep. That leads to KREB in Bentonville AR, http://1190thefan.com/ (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1480, open carrier, UT Sunday Sept 4 at 1224, loops for my groundwave semi-local in Wichita, KQAM, which is supposedly 24 hours. 1232 recheck, now modulating a gospel huxter proclaimed it`s almost 2010 near the end of 2009. Wonder if he`s dead by now like PPP, DGS, or as good as dead like `Tony Alámo`, Harold Camping (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            Comment


            • #7
              MW DX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Sept 5-9, 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. Sunrise DX Sept 5; skipping repeats of several recently logged signals on 610, 650, 770:

              540, Sept 5 at 1203 Mexican NA, and ID as XETX, ``La Ranchera de [something], 5000 watts, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Grupo G-M Radio``, then into quick spoken prayer with familiar pronoun tú, and seeming hymn. Cantú shows lower power:
              540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
              5 kW or 1 kW, a nice catch, I think as I continue to be amazed that XEWA SLP is not a problem on 540 with its listed 150 kW day and night; I think that must really be QRP. [but logged later, earlier, below]

              710, Sept 5 at 1206, ``Noticias 7-10``, W&M, starting with efemérides items, not exactly news. I assume, but am not positive this was a program on ``XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc`` which I had heard but not relogged with equally good signal 4 minutes earlier, full ID claiming 7,500 watts

              830, Sept 5 at 1201, `La Grande de Sinaloa``, 6:02 time, noticias:
              830 XEVQ La Grande de Sinaloa Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 1,000

              920, Sept 5 at 1159, ID mentions 104.1 y 920, ``Nueva Nueva``, so:
              920 XECQ La Nueva Ranchera + FM 104.1 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 500

              1040, Sept 5 at 1218, ``La Once, número uno, la primera`` also mentions 90.1 FM. I think I finally get it, Once = two firsts, 1 and 1 as in the slogan!
              1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX Sept 6, UT:

              980, Sept 6 at 1208, IMER mentioned, so I thought it must be the only IMER station on 980, XEFQ in Cananea, Sonora, as recently logged; quite dominating frequency next few minutes, and I don`t think two stations were overlapping, but after opening ``Servicio Nacional de Noticias``, gave timecheck for 7:09 while it`s 5:09 in Sonora.

              Network feed from DF? Locutor Mario Campos, informally previewing stories to be covered. Then mentions ``Estéreo Vida, 93 FM``, gave two 8-digit phone numbers, and an 800 number, Twitter. 1212 over to YL with national weather summary, timecheck as 7:13. 1214 losing out to KMBZ. Now it looks like I was getting this per Cantú:
              980 XETU Estereo Vida + FM 99.3 Tampico, Tamps. 10,000 1,000
              so would they carry news from government`s IMER? Or maybe just a PSA.

              1000, Sept 6 at 1204, NA ends and ID as ``La Rancherita``, Ciudad Juárez, so per Cantú this is:
              1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
              For some time I have been hearing Mexican under KTOK, so glad to pull this ID. There are four other possibilities in N/W Mexico. KTOK is hard to null; other OKC groundwavers have sharper nulls such as 930 and 890, why?

              1180, Sept 6 at 1200 ID mentioned ``Romántica`` and only one listed in Cantú, also most likely target area is:
              1180 XEDCH La Romántica Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500
              (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Sept 7; Heard NA on numerous frequencies around 1200 UT, but only caught one definite ID. It`s always a cat-and-mouse game, as they often fade out before the NA is finished, and you never know whether it will be a short, or long version with the same melody repeated over and over until abrupt ending.

              640, Sept 7 at 1201 after NA, ID as XEJUA, 5000 watts, Milenio, Ciudad Juárez, and other sign-on data such as street address. Soon faded and I was hearing KFI with not much signal yet from nulled nearby WWLS OK.
              Cantú shows:
              ``640 XEJUA Milenio TV (audio del canal) Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 D``
              So he says it`s carrying soundtrack of this TV channel now! As recently as WRTH 2011, it was ``Radio Recuerdo, Canal 640``

              Milenio is mainly a newspaper, but website http://www.milenio.com includes live audio and video. I`ve not heard of it being TV on the air; maybe just pay cable as implied in their contact info listing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Sept 8 (our LSR now 1208 UT):

              540, Sept 8 at 1156 UT mentions ``radio noticias . . . aquí en San Luis Potosí``, so XEWA is originating locally; now atop another Mexican with music.

              560, Sept 8 at 1158 UT mentions Coahuila and Torreón, but no station there, not enough to go on but nearest per Cantú is:
              560 XEGIK La Acerera Monclova, Coah. 1,400 250 - acerera = steel mill?

              660, Sept 8 at 1159 UT, ``aquí en Delicias``, local events including a baile on domingo. Cantú:
              660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

              680, Sept 8 at 1202 UT, timecheck as 6:02, noticias. Of the nine Mexicans on 680, only this one is in the UT-6 = CST/MDT zone:
              680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
              Or: it could be 500-watt SS KWKA Clovis NM, per NRC AM Log 2011-2012

              790, Sept 8 at 1200 sharp, Mexican NA starts, initially good. Turns out to be long choral version until 1204, by which time I can`t pull an ID thru the QRM.

              1030, Sept 8 at 1206 YL with language lesson apparently about the word curículo; then OM plugs multiple platforms, Twitter, Skype, has listeners as far as Washington State in the ``Unión Americana``, cable a través de Time-Warner/Comcast; this show is until 10 am ``también en televisión``. http://www.radioformula.com.mx also has programs on demand. Per Cantú the only Fórmula on 1030 is:
              1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. Sept 9 I slept an hour later than usual, assuaging my deprivation, and also missing sunrise DX around 1200; tsk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 990, Sept 5 at 1212, talk in English about the history of Fort Osage, dominating frequency at the moment, certainly not SS KFCD in TX. There is no 990 in OK, but the closest to Osage country is KRMO in Cassville, SW Missouri. Supposedly has `Hot Country Music` until 1245 weekdays, but probably a brief feature:
              http://www.krmo.com/index.php?option...d=63&Itemid=66
              Fort Osage is/was axually in NW Missouri near Independence where there are no 990s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1060, Sept 6 at 1201, Spanish ID for KIJN, Farwell, Tejas. Cf my previous report, Wayne Heinen, editor of the new NRC AM Log, 2011-2012, just out (see
              http://www.nrcdxas.org/catalog/books/index1.html
              for ordering info; highly recommended!)
              points out that pre-sunrise and post-sunset authorizations are not found via FCC AM Query pages, but instead ``via FCC`s CDBS site. Using the CDBS station search:
              http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/p...d/sta_sear.htm
              Go to Details on the station`s search form. Then View Correspondence Folder. This link will show the PSRA and PSSA documents for the station if any exist."

              If you follow these, you get a pdf that lists KIJN`s PSRA at:
              http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=3821
              which shows they may use up to 3.0 watts starting at 6 am CDT yearound, except in June a hefty 6.0 watts (since sunrises are earliest, and the ``limiting station``, XEEP can tolerate ``twice`` as much QRM!). KIJN is also very fortunate to be just barely in the CDT zone, as if licensed to Texico NM just across the border they could not sign on their ``three watts`` until 1200 UT summer/1300 UT winter.

              KIJN also has a PSSA at
              http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=1857
              showing they may also use 3.0 watts for two hours after official sunset yearound, which in Sept means 0100-0300 UT. My last log was just after 0300, but maybe they were about to sign off. Currently they should not be on the air even with 3 watts between 0300 and 1100 UT, but Wayne says, ``KIJN has been running all-night for quite a while with no authorization that I can find.``

              The fact remains that when I hear them in the PSRA or PSSA periods, they can`t possibly be running only three watts. I have read that it`s difficult-to-impossible to power down many transmitters to that level even if they wanted to, so it could be the full 10 kW, or anywhere between that and some reasonably audible lower power at this distance. A longer discussion of this, with the complete PSRA/PSSA tables for KIJN will be in DXLD 11-36 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1510+, Sept 6 at 1224, sports talk with het from off-frequency KCTE Independence MO. I need to recheck in the nightmiddle whether this daytimer is still on the air then as they had been for a week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1510, Sept 7 at 0522 check, no het, so daytimer KCTE Independence MO has quit broadcasting at night; someone else had sports talk amid CCI. Some 6.5 hours later, the wavering het on 1510.8 or so was back, affirming that KCTE is still off-frequency, in the daytime at least (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1520, Sept 8 at 0543, an ESPN station, producing heavy CCI and a fast SAH with KOKC, which ought to be in the clear here, a 50 kW scarcely 100 km away; // 1500 KSTP. My patience does not allow me to wait for ID, but there have been numerous reports of this as KOLM, Rochester MN, tnx to Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa and Richard N Allen near Billings OK, where it also QRMs our KOKC. Unlike most of my Mexicans, this was logged on the FRG-7 with same E-W longwire as for SW, tuning past the bottom end of the SW bands.

              KOLM is supposed to run 10 kW day, 800 watts night, yeah, right, furthermore with a critical-hours null at 215 degrees toward us and OKC, everything going NNE at night, and non-direxional daytime; obviously day = night for KOLM (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 1610, Sept 6 at 0346, low-level CCI but brief surge of one signal with gospel huxter in English, not // 5935, so not Anguilla. Canadian? This ought to be a prime DX frequency with no US stations except TIS on it, but difficult here tnx to IBOC from KATZ-1600 St Louis; Hallelujah! I still haven`t logged XEUACH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              Comment


              • #8
                MW DX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Sept 5-9, 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. Sunrise DX Sept 5; skipping repeats of several recently logged signals on 610, 650, 770:

                540, Sept 5 at 1203 Mexican NA, and ID as XETX, ``La Ranchera de [something], 5000 watts, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Grupo G-M Radio``, then into quick spoken prayer with familiar pronoun tú, and seeming hymn. Cantú shows lower power:
                540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
                5 kW or 1 kW, a nice catch, I think as I continue to be amazed that XEWA SLP is not a problem on 540 with its listed 150 kW day and night; I think that must really be QRP. [but logged later, earlier, below]

                710, Sept 5 at 1206, ``Noticias 7-10``, W&M, starting with efemérides items, not exactly news. I assume, but am not positive this was a program on ``XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc`` which I had heard but not relogged with equally good signal 4 minutes earlier, full ID claiming 7,500 watts

                830, Sept 5 at 1201, `La Grande de Sinaloa``, 6:02 time, noticias:
                830 XEVQ La Grande de Sinaloa Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 1,000

                920, Sept 5 at 1159, ID mentions 104.1 y 920, ``Nueva Nueva``, so:
                920 XECQ La Nueva Ranchera + FM 104.1 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 500

                1040, Sept 5 at 1218, ``La Once, número uno, la primera`` also mentions 90.1 FM. I think I finally get it, Once = two firsts, 1 and 1 as in the slogan!
                1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX Sept 6, UT:

                980, Sept 6 at 1208, IMER mentioned, so I thought it must be the only IMER station on 980, XEFQ in Cananea, Sonora, as recently logged; quite dominating frequency next few minutes, and I don`t think two stations were overlapping, but after opening ``Servicio Nacional de Noticias``, gave timecheck for 7:09 while it`s 5:09 in Sonora.

                Network feed from DF? Locutor Mario Campos, informally previewing stories to be covered. Then mentions ``Estéreo Vida, 93 FM``, gave two 8-digit phone numbers, and an 800 number, Twitter. 1212 over to YL with national weather summary, timecheck as 7:13. 1214 losing out to KMBZ. Now it looks like I was getting this per Cantú:
                980 XETU Estereo Vida + FM 99.3 Tampico, Tamps. 10,000 1,000
                so would they carry news from government`s IMER? Or maybe just a PSA.

                1000, Sept 6 at 1204, NA ends and ID as ``La Rancherita``, Ciudad Juárez, so per Cantú this is:
                1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
                For some time I have been hearing Mexican under KTOK, so glad to pull this ID. There are four other possibilities in N/W Mexico. KTOK is hard to null; other OKC groundwavers have sharper nulls such as 930 and 890, why?

                1180, Sept 6 at 1200 ID mentioned ``Romántica`` and only one listed in Cantú, also most likely target area is:
                1180 XEDCH La Romántica Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500
                (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Sept 7; Heard NA on numerous frequencies around 1200 UT, but only caught one definite ID. It`s always a cat-and-mouse game, as they often fade out before the NA is finished, and you never know whether it will be a short, or long version with the same melody repeated over and over until abrupt ending.

                640, Sept 7 at 1201 after NA, ID as XEJUA, 5000 watts, Milenio, Ciudad Juárez, and other sign-on data such as street address. Soon faded and I was hearing KFI with not much signal yet from nulled nearby WWLS OK.
                Cantú shows:
                ``640 XEJUA Milenio TV (audio del canal) Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 D``
                So he says it`s carrying soundtrack of this TV channel now! As recently as WRTH 2011, it was ``Radio Recuerdo, Canal 640``

                Milenio is mainly a newspaper, but website http://www.milenio.com includes live audio and video. I`ve not heard of it being TV on the air; maybe just pay cable as implied in their contact info listing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Sept 8 (our LSR now 1208 UT):

                540, Sept 8 at 1156 UT mentions ``radio noticias . . . aquí en San Luis Potosí``, so XEWA is originating locally; now atop another Mexican with music.

                560, Sept 8 at 1158 UT mentions Coahuila and Torreón, but no station there, not enough to go on but nearest per Cantú is:
                560 XEGIK La Acerera Monclova, Coah. 1,400 250 - acerera = steel mill?

                660, Sept 8 at 1159 UT, ``aquí en Delicias``, local events including a baile on domingo. Cantú:
                660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

                680, Sept 8 at 1202 UT, timecheck as 6:02, noticias. Of the nine Mexicans on 680, only this one is in the UT-6 = CST/MDT zone:
                680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
                Or: it could be 500-watt SS KWKA Clovis NM, per NRC AM Log 2011-2012

                790, Sept 8 at 1200 sharp, Mexican NA starts, initially good. Turns out to be long choral version until 1204, by which time I can`t pull an ID thru the QRM.

                1030, Sept 8 at 1206 YL with language lesson apparently about the word curículo; then OM plugs multiple platforms, Twitter, Skype, has listeners as far as Washington State in the ``Unión Americana``, cable a través de Time-Warner/Comcast; this show is until 10 am ``también en televisión``. http://www.radioformula.com.mx also has programs on demand. Per Cantú the only Fórmula on 1030 is:
                1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. Sept 9 I slept an hour later than usual, assuaging my deprivation, and also missing sunrise DX around 1200; tsk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                UNIDENTIFIED. 990, Sept 5 at 1212, talk in English about the history of Fort Osage, dominating frequency at the moment, certainly not SS KFCD in TX. There is no 990 in OK, but the closest to Osage country is KRMO in Cassville, SW Missouri. Supposedly has `Hot Country Music` until 1245 weekdays, but probably a brief feature:
                http://www.krmo.com/index.php?option...d=63&Itemid=66
                Fort Osage is/was axually in NW Missouri near Independence where there are no 990s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1060, Sept 6 at 1201, Spanish ID for KIJN, Farwell, Tejas. Cf my previous report, Wayne Heinen, editor of the new NRC AM Log, 2011-2012, just out (see
                http://www.nrcdxas.org/catalog/books/index1.html
                for ordering info; highly recommended!)
                points out that pre-sunrise and post-sunset authorizations are not found via FCC AM Query pages, but instead ``via FCC`s CDBS site. Using the CDBS station search:
                http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/p...d/sta_sear.htm
                Go to Details on the station`s search form. Then View Correspondence Folder. This link will show the PSRA and PSSA documents for the station if any exist."

                If you follow these, you get a pdf that lists KIJN`s PSRA at:
                http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=3821
                which shows they may use up to 3.0 watts starting at 6 am CDT yearound, except in June a hefty 6.0 watts (since sunrises are earliest, and the ``limiting station``, XEEP can tolerate ``twice`` as much QRM!). KIJN is also very fortunate to be just barely in the CDT zone, as if licensed to Texico NM just across the border they could not sign on their ``three watts`` until 1200 UT summer/1300 UT winter.

                KIJN also has a PSSA at
                http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=1857
                showing they may also use 3.0 watts for two hours after official sunset yearound, which in Sept means 0100-0300 UT. My last log was just after 0300, but maybe they were about to sign off. Currently they should not be on the air even with 3 watts between 0300 and 1100 UT, but Wayne says, ``KIJN has been running all-night for quite a while with no authorization that I can find.``

                The fact remains that when I hear them in the PSRA or PSSA periods, they can`t possibly be running only three watts. I have read that it`s difficult-to-impossible to power down many transmitters to that level even if they wanted to, so it could be the full 10 kW, or anywhere between that and some reasonably audible lower power at this distance. A longer discussion of this, with the complete PSRA/PSSA tables for KIJN will be in DXLD 11-36 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1510+, Sept 6 at 1224, sports talk with het from off-frequency KCTE Independence MO. I need to recheck in the nightmiddle whether this daytimer is still on the air then as they had been for a week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1510, Sept 7 at 0522 check, no het, so daytimer KCTE Independence MO has quit broadcasting at night; someone else had sports talk amid CCI. Some 6.5 hours later, the wavering het on 1510.8 or so was back, affirming that KCTE is still off-frequency, in the daytime at least (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1520, Sept 8 at 0543, an ESPN station, producing heavy CCI and a fast SAH with KOKC, which ought to be in the clear here, a 50 kW scarcely 100 km away; // 1500 KSTP. My patience does not allow me to wait for ID, but there have been numerous reports of this as KOLM, Rochester MN, tnx to Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa and Richard N Allen near Billings OK, where it also QRMs our KOKC. Unlike most of my Mexicans, this was logged on the FRG-7 with same E-W longwire as for SW, tuning past the bottom end of the SW bands.

                KOLM is supposed to run 10 kW day, 800 watts night, yeah, right, furthermore with a critical-hours null at 215 degrees toward us and OKC, everything going NNE at night, and non-direxional daytime; obviously day = night for KOLM (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                UNIDENTIFIED. 1610, Sept 6 at 0346, low-level CCI but brief surge of one signal with gospel huxter in English, not // 5935, so not Anguilla. Canadian? This ought to be a prime DX frequency with no US stations except TIS on it, but difficult here tnx to IBOC from KATZ-1600 St Louis; Hallelujah! I still haven`t logged XEUACH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                • #9
                  MW DX from Enid OK, Sept 10-20, 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. 730, once owned by XEX, now degraded to only 100 kW, is now shared with an octet of other Mexicans, including:
                  730, Sept 10 at 0548 UT, ``Radio Viva Villa`` jingle atop SAH jumble:
                  730 XEHB Radio Viva Villa Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 50,000 1,000

                  850, Sept 10 at 1214 in KOA null with SAH, song ``Yo tengo un amigo que me ama; su nombre es Jesús``. Suspect it`s this one in Cantú with religious name:
                  850 XEM Radio Renacimiento Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
                  Yes, from his separate listings by state, link to its own website
                  http://renacimiento850.com/default.aspx
                  confirms it`s one of Mexico`s few gospel-huxter format stations; hmm, XEM calls used to apply to Mexicali (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO [and non]. 1300, Sept 10 at 1208, Chihuahua mentioned, no doubt XEP Juárez which often dominates with its 38 kW day power. Noticed IBOC noise on each side and about decided it had IBOC, but then KAKC Tulsa took over 1300 too. Interesting that its IBOC sidebands preceded audibility on analog center channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. Sunrise tuning Sept 11, UT:
                  850, at 1207 after NA, in KOA null, ``Chihuahua, Chihuahua`` and 5,000 watts mentioned in sign-on, ergo per Cantú:
                  850 XEM Radio Renacimiento Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500

                  A relog, also 920 XEHQ Hermosillo, Sonora; 650 XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa is in every morning too (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. Circa sunrise MW DX Sept 12, UT:

                  640, Sept 12 at 1206, after long or late NA, XEJUA sign-on, barely audible vs WWLS et al. probably including KFI; Cantú shows:
                  640 XEJUA Milenio TV (audio del canal) Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 D

                  670, Sept 12 at 1153, saludos to numerous individuals and families apparently on ranches in rural areas, mentioned San Eugenio, Coahuila, La Joya; from Radio Ranchito, ``aquí en Torreón``. Cantú shows:
                  670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
                  BTW not to be confused with another 670 with a similar name:
                  670 XEIS La Rancherita Cd. Guzmán, Jal. 5,000 1,000

                  680, Sept 12 at 1158, ``Digital 680, XEFO``, rock music, so:
                  680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
                  (``680`` was pronounced ``seiscientos ochenta``. If they had said ``seis-ochenta`` I would have rendered it 6-80)
                  I did not hear ``Éxtasis`` mentioned, but watch out for another one:
                  680 XESON Éxtasis + FM 99.1 Hermosillo, Son. 1,000 1,000

                  710, Sept 12 at 1159 wrapping up apparent gospel huxter with website http://www.vinonuevo.net --- homepage gives street address, but never city! Only by zooming out their google map do I find that it is in Ciudad Juárez, Chihua2. 710, however, is the usual dominator here, XEDP with full ID at 1200, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, 7500 watts etc.:
                  710 XEDP La Ranchera Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 7,000 100

                  990, Sept 12 at 1203 after NA, sign-on by XEER, vs a lot of QRM:
                  990 XEER Radio Lobo Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 250

                  1030, Sept 12 at 1209, R. Fórmula plugging its webstream, world news by W, brief comments by M:
                  1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500

                  1300, Sept 12 at 1213, ``Radio México Noticias``, 6:13 time, ``tráfico en las puentes internacionales``, i.e. duration of current backups on the international bridges including Zaragoza a bit downstream from Juárez: http://www.puenteinternacionalzaragozaysleta.com/

                  Or was it ``los puentes``? That page uses the masculine; my Random House dixionary says mf meaning the word is both/either masculine/feminine like frente, mar; maybe it depends on the sense. Anyhow, XEP again, making a fast SAH with KAKC Tulsa, and soon losing out to it:
                  1300 XEP Radio 13 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 38,000 200
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX Sept 13, UT:

                  580, Sept 13 at 1206, mentions Chihuahua several times and program `Amanecer Ranchero`, so per Cantú:
                  580 XEFI Radio Mexicana Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 700

                  620, Sept 13 at 1208 with 6:07 TC on the 13 de setiembre, so:
                  620 XEBU La Norteñita Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000
                  the only Mexican in the UT-6 timezone

                  680, Sept 13 at 1212, `La Mera Jefa`, Sonora, promo, but must have said Sinaloa, as this is the only one:
                  680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
                  The slogan means literally ``The mere boss`` [female], but perhaps a native speaker can explain what this slang really refers to. Is it misogynistic, or misanthropic? Other stations on 820, 970 even call themselves ``La Mera Mera`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Sept 18:
                  620, Sept 18 at 1205, orchestral NA ends and XEBU sign-on from Chihuahua. Per Cantú:
                  620 XEBU La Norteñita Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000

                  730, Sept 18 at 1209, XEHB ID with 50,000 watts from Parral, also street address by super-hype locutor. Cantú:
                  730 XEHB Radio Viva Villa Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 50,000 1,000

                  760, Sept 18 at 1210, martial tune, maybe an unknown state song, 1213 lo-key sign-on sounds like XENG, then announcer plugs the saint for tomorrow; 1215 `Domingo [illegible] del Recuerdo` show. Closest match fonetically in Cantú is:
                  760 XENY Radio Geny Nogales, Son. 5,000 100
                  Tried to check the website linked from Fred`s by-state page,
                  http://www.xenygenial.com/pagina/index.php
                  but it`s ``temporarily unavailable, cannot link to server``
                  At least we know the derivation of the callsign
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. Sunrise MWDX Sept 19, our LSR now 1217 UT:

                  970, at 1221 UT Sept 19, avoiding splat from local KGWA 960 by nulling it and sidetuning to 972: YL DJ affirms date is 19 de septiembre, slogan ``La Mejor, 9-70``, but that`s all I got. Oh oh, Cantú shows two named that on 970:
                  970 XEMF La Mejor Monclova, Coah. 1,000 500
                  970 XEEZ La Mejor Caborca, Son. 5,000 250
                  But at this late hour I would certainly lean toward the latter altho it`s a bit further.

                  990, at 1159 UT Sept 19, NA until 1202 a passionate speech, apparently a soldier`s creed of loyalty to the flag; 1205 finally ID as XEER, ``Estéreo Romance 990 AM, 5000 vatios, desde nuevos estudios en [street address], Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, una emisora más del Grupo BN [? or fonetically similar] Radio``; 1206 live DJ takes over. Yes, an AM station has `Stereo` in its very name, so is it C-Quam or mere hype? In his Chihua2 sexion, Cantú has a streaming link, but no logo or website and gives its slogan instead as ``Radio Familia``; but in his by-frequency listing, yet a third slogan! ---
                  990 XEER Radio Lobo Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 250
                  Truly a station in flux, or with multiple personalities.

                  1030, at 1208 UT Sept 19, Telefórmula opening with plug for its multiple platforms, including specific satellite channel numbers on Sky, Dish from Florida to Washington State [but how about Maine?], cable system channels in Mexico and US. Obviously this is a TV soundtrack. Per Cantú once again the only Radio Fórmula on 1030 is:
                  1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500

                  1030, at 1223 UT Sept 19, giving phone numbers ``aquí en la cabina``, including 3-34-10-30, also mentioned ``aquí en Baja California``, plus website .info and hotmail address I could not copy. So it`s surely:
                  1030 XESDD La Tremenda Tijuana, B.C. 5,000 5,000

                  Strangely, Kirk Allen in Ponca City OK, who also chases Mexican MW DX, says he heard XESDD Sept 16 at 1140-1200 on *920*, altho IDing as "XESDD, La Tremenda en 10-30 AM." There were no mentions of 9-20. He has it as a reactivation from Ensenada, with many local mentions, but Cantú and WRTH do not show any BC stations on 920, the closest ones being in Sonora and Sinaloa; a relay? NRC AM Log shows three Alta Californians on 920, none near the border. One suspects the SDD call alludes to San Diego. I can`t get a google match on the phone number, maybe miscopied, but do find this rudimentary website which autolaunches audio: http://www.latremenda1030am.com/
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX September 20: woke too late for the 1200 NAs.

                  1040, Sept 20 at 1223, singing ID as Radio Vida, 90.1. No, they must have sung ``Radio Visa``, as per Cantú link to the station:
                  http://radiovisa.com.mx/guaymas/
                  1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Son. 5,000 250
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. While parked in a store lot near West O.K. Garriott & Cleveland in western Enid, I performed FM and AM bandscans between 1920 and 1930 UT September 19. Of note, mostly on the local scene: [FM portion deleted here]

                  530, robotic YL weather presumably NWS relayed by KTA [Kansas Turnpike Authority] in S Kansas [nearest spot of multiple outlets: South Haven], very weak but monitoring in low-noise pocket; and with SAH from another HAR/TIS

                  1050, lo het dominated by music: KKRX Lawton OK is still off-frequency vs KGTO Tulsa

                  1120, KEOR Catoosa is still silent as it has been for many months now

                  1640, local KFXY which I last reported as undermodulated, is now back up to full modulation and adjacent splash. Whee! BTW, it does put a local-like signal into OKC daytime, tnx to 10 kW direxional figure-8

                  1670, Talking House JBA at this location, no doubt the same one in NW Enid as heard for months since the owner and realtor forget about it, wasting milliwatts, not enough to feed hungry Cubans (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 780, Sept 10 at 0547, fast SAH from open carrier in WBBM null, and this time I can detect spur carriers on 776 and 784, so it`s daytimer KSPI Stillwater for sure, leaving its 250-watt transmitter on all night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 780, Sept 19 at 1232 UT, KSPI Stillwater, dead air with occasional glitchy noises; earlier in the hour the audio was cutting off and on. This station is really a mess, can`t even operate normally with its 250 watts, also longstanding spurs on 776 and 784 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sept 11 at 1210 UT, talkshow in perfect English on WKY, interview about some public-service organization, 1212 called `Sunday Morning Magazine`, and cut to adstring in exaggerated super-hyped Spanish, this station`s usual language, but forced to pronounce some advertiser names more or less in English. A few minutes later they were back in English magazine show.

                  Website http://www.laindomable.com/ does not even include a program schedule, and does not find that program title even when internally searched! So for the uninitiated, WKY can seem 100% Spanish, as asserted by upper-left block ``Al Aire``: La Indomable from 12 am to 12 am; and ``next up``: La Indomable. But why do they bother with any English? Perhaps some perceived public-service obligation? So beware: if you hear English on 930 for at least half an hour on Sunday mornings, it could be OK! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, semilocal KOKP, Perry OK, normally blox anything else, but Sept 17 at 1250 UT I found KOKP had relented by ceasing to modulate, unlike its sister station 1580 KOKB Blackwell, which was sports-talking as usual, tho last year had extensive hours/days of dead air itself.

                  When nulled, this allowed me to detect a weak signal with Mexican music. Rather than referring to Cantú for a genuine XE, at this late hour I suspect KCKN Roswell NM, which per 2011 NRC AM Log besides C&W and religion has ``some Spanish programs``. Let`s take a look at their program schedule, at http://kckn1020.com/ --- what program schedule? I don`t see any sign of one, and everything is in English leading you to believe it`s nothing but kickin` country! (During the following hour, 7-8 am Saturdays, is Red Steagall`s Cowboy Corner, linked to http://www.cowboycorner.com/ --- I remember reporting that months ago on another affiliate.) So how about it, Jerry, do you have Mexican music on the air Saturdays before 7 am MDT? There is no Mexican north or west of this unlikely one in Cantú:
                  1020 XEPIC Radio Hits Tepic, Nay. 1,000 1,000

                  FCC AM Query shows Official Sunrise for KCKN during September is 1245 UT, (October: 1300), so KCKN would have just switched from DA-night pattern to DA-day, both 50 kW. Day pattern is quite unfavorable for us, with big nulls to the NE & SW, major lobes to the NW and SE, but night pattern has an even deeper null toward KDKA, as if they cared anymore with KOKP et al. in between (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 1500, Sept 19 at 1211 UT, `Osgood File` from CBS, 1213 local announcer talking about K-Jim getting a DX report from Finland, with mp3, explaining that this is possible on AM with very long antennas, not FM; then relays lo-fi robotic NWS local weather forecast.

                  KJIM is in Sherman TX, address in Denison; I often enjoy its nostalgic music around sunrise or sunset. NRC AM Log shows it as a 1000 watt daytimer plus PSRA of 500 watts from 0700 [meaning ET, presumably] and off at sunset. So if someone just got it in Finland, it would have to be just before sunset here, which is 0030 UT in Sept, 0000 in Oct, surpassing 50 kW KSTP et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 1030, Sept 19 at 1230 UT, still hoping for Mexicans, instead heard CDT, ID in passing from KCWJ, which is 5 kW from Blue Springs MO, near Independence, near Kansas City (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 1570, Sept 13 at 0543 UT, something in English is briefly atop XERF, promoting an upcoming game on ``Classic Hits 106.3``. Googling leads to KVTK 1570 Vermillion SD, counterpart of KVHT 106.3, which apparently takes overflow games from 1570`s sports format.
                  http://www.kvht.com/
                  Vermillion Ticket & Vermillion Hits the calls must denote. 1570 is supposed to be 71 watts at night, 500 at day; I wonder which? Poor XERF is not getting the protexion it deserves from all the US stations which once were banned at night from 1570. This channel is anything but `clear` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 880, Sept 20 at 1215 UT, song about Jesus in unknown language, east-west in KRVN null. Previously had skipped over religion here, assuming merely 50 kW Arkansawyer KLRG, but 1218 talk in Navajo! With some English words such as ``satisfied``, ``illegal``. 1219 another hymn, 1221 gone. Therefore it`s KHAC Tse Bonito NM, a.k.a. Window Rock AZ on the border, non-direxional 50 kW day, 430 watts night. Time was around sunrise in Enid, long before in Tse/Rock = Window/Bonito but NRC AM Log shows schedule as 12-06 UT; nothing about a PSRA, so which power was it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. I visited Dallas TX Sept 14-15 for the HFCC meeting. An intense 24 hours, no time for local monitoring, but I did note a few things:

                  700, on the way back in southern OK evening of Sept 15, I was surprised to find KHSE Wylie (= The Metroplex) in English, including DJ introducing S Asian music after adstring in English of numerous Asian businesses

                  990, KFCD Farmersville (= The Metroplex), at 2348 UT Sept 15 in southern OK, with ad/promo for http://www.radioexitosfm.net música de los 70s y 80s --- not clear immediately whether this was the service we were really listening to on 990. Ha, the website says 80s y 90s, moving forward? Just try to figure out from the website where this is physically located?! Galería de fotos includes two shots of XHSG-FM 90.9, Crystal FM, in Piedras Negras, Radiorama, which could be a hint.

                  Some of the linx are dead, but not Facebook, which includes this:

                  Radio Exitos FM 99.3 o 98.5 -- 106.7 o 107.9 FM Culaquier Frequencia [sic], AM o FM Programación Para Tu radio 24 Horas. Con Soporte técnico a Control remoto e Imagen Personalisada para tu radio am o fm, llámanos, para más información al tel 214-628-5742. Cámbiate a un Formato de Exitos Comprobado Radio Exitos FM
                  e-mail dagoberto@radioexitosfm.com
                  September 14 at 6:00pm · Like · Comment

                  So the area code on that is back in Dallas.

                  and this:
                  Radio Exitos escúchanos en http://www.radioexitos.us
                  Radio Exitos.us Ahora En Tu Celular http://www.tunein.com radioexitosfm
                  http://www.radioexitos.us

                  LLévanos Contigo Y Disfruta de Exitos de Los 80's y 90,s En Radio Exitos FM Desde Texas Hasta Tu Celular Inteligente en Vivo Live Radio
                  Saturday at 9:26pm · Like · Comment

                  Which merely leads back to the original homepage I heard announced. I took the liberty of fixing up their Spanish with accents.

                  1480, KNIT Dallas is definitely still off the air, as it has been since July to put in a new ground system, Paul Walker reported. This also helps make KQAM Wichita easier to hear back in Enid (Glenn Hauser, TX & OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                  • #10
                    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. Sunrise MW DX Sept 21:

                    540, Sept 21 at 1158 UT, ``radio noticias`` and ``14 grados en la capital potosina`` so XEWA:
                    540 XEWA W Radio + FM 103.9 San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. 150,000 150,000

                    550, Sept 21 at 1203 UT, after NA, ``XEPL, La Súper Estación, 5000 watts, Cuauhtémoc, 24 horas`` all mentioned, so:
                    550 XEPL La Super Estación Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 150

                    580, Sept 21 at 1157 UT, birthday greeting to someone ``allá en Unión, Coahuila``, and it`s now 22 degrees. Untimed SAH of approx 2 Hz with WIBW. I don`t find a plain Unión, but there is a Villa Unión between Piedras Negras and Sabinas, so per Cantú:
                    580 XEMU La Rancherita del Aire Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 2,500

                    720, Sept 21 at 1159 UT, phone numbers 4-33-01 y 4-33-02, but only partial ID as ``7-20``. No hits on phones, but likely this:
                    720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]

                    880, Sept 21 at 1208 UT, promo for an afternoon program on a frequency in the 1500s, so apparently a sibling station? mentioned Fórmula, so presumably XEV in Chihuahua, but there are no 1500s in that city:
                    880 XEV Radio Fórmula Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250

                    900, Sept 21 at 1217 UT, Radio Vida ID, 6:17 timecheck. Cantú has no 900s with that name, but the only one from probable target area is:
                    900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
                    and its website http://www.lareina900.com/ still calls it La Reina. Could it be a US station in MDT zone? There aren`t any in TX, NM, AZ, CO, UT

                    1030, Sept 21 at 1226 UT, ``aquí en Baja California``, announcer greeting people in lots of cities including Ensenada, San Quintín, Tecate, Tijuana, refers to BC as ``Estado 29`` --- its admission number? 1229 `Noticiero La Tremenda``, so:
                    1030 XESDD La Tremenda Tijuana, B.C. 5,000 5,000
                    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Sept 22:

                    580, Sept 22 at 1206 UT, choral NA is still running mixing with WIBW, 1207 singing ID as Radio Lana? No, Radiorama, ergo XEFI Chihuahua again, of the Radiorama group, altho its own slogan is per Cantú:
                    580 XEFI Radio Mexicana Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 700

                    600, Sept 22 at 1207 UT, ID as XEDPN or fonetically similar, La Ranchera, then promo or opening ``Espacio Infantil`` segment with a countdown. This does not fit anything listed in Cantú or WRTH or Googling. Sure seemed like a 5-letter call. Maybe a recent frequency change? Or network relay, like you hear XERFR 970 IDs all over the R. Fórmula network? Help!

                    620, Sept 22 at 1205 UT, orchestral NA ending, ID as XEBU, La Norteñita, 620, 10,000 vatios, street address in Chihuahua2. VG signal dominating for a few minutes. Oh oh, disparity in powers; Cantú:
                    620 XEBU La Norteñita Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000
                    WRTH also has 5/1 kW, so increased or mere hype? Again at 1209, noticeable with TC for only 6:07 and later in the same minute 6:08, still not caught up, also slogan ``la grande de Chihuahua``.

                    800, Sept 22 at 1210 UT, KQCV OKC evidently off, perhaps due to current storm, uncovering two weak SS. XEROK Juárez does not have much of a signal here, still listed 50 kW, and should be good even with KQCV on but nulled. 1217 KQCV cuts back on.

                    1180, Sept 22 at 1214 UT, ID as XEDCH, La Romántica, with several phone numbers, for requests? Briefly has channel to self, but with KFAQ 1170 IBOQRM. Cantú:
                    1180 XEDCH La Romántica Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MWDX Sept 23, UT:

                    600, Sept 23 at 1201, ID as ``XELN, Gómez Palacio, Durango … Radiorama Laguna``. I was hoping to nail down the unID heard yesterday, but instead we have another quandary. (GP is a sister city to Torreón across the state line in Coahuila, and they are really a single market known as `Laguna` for a dried-up lake.) The 600 station there is XEDN, Radio Mexicana per Cantú. I am not positive of the third letter, but it was a two-syllable one, not a D. I don`t find an XELN for any radio station, but it is the longtime call of channel 4 TV in Torreón. Maybe this is a recent shakeup on the local radio dial. Cantú:
                    600 XEDN La Mexicana Torreón, Coah. 1,000 1,000
                    BTW, the Radiorama group website, which may well be outdated, http://www.radiorama.com.mx/secciones.php?sec_id=32
                    also shows Torreón 600 as XEDN La Mexicana, but in a column under their sub-network Megacima.

                    610, Sept 23 at 1200, rhyming slogan ``G-S, la que más le ofrece`` (or maybe it was ``te``, familiarly) (I am never going to render Spanish letters `fonetically`, as how to pronounce them, and Spanish numbers, is the very least any Anglo, especially a DXer, should learn!). I hear this station often, but not the listed ``La Ley`` name, per Cantú:
                    610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
                    At 1202, into `Panorama Agropecuario` show, finally referring to Sinaloa, so I knew it was the same station. Same program title is on 650 XETNT at same time, but different show, I think. Mentioned approach of Huracán Hil(l)ary, Cat-4 already, first I`d heard of her.

                    1100, Sept 23 at 1213, música romántica, ``La Única, Mil Cien AM`` no mention of FM or calls, but must be this, per Cantú:
                    1100 XENAS Única + FM 96.1 Navojoa, Son. 1,000 500
                    Had one thousand, eleven hundred to itself briefly. (In Spanish one would not say ``once cientos``), a rather vacant channel despite CO
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. Sunrise MWDX Sept 26, UT:

                    550, Sept 26 at 1209, ad with gong for a new Chinese buffet opening Sept 22 in Cuauhtémoc:
                    550 XEPL La Super Estación Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 150

                    630, Sept 26 at 1156 UT, historical item mentioning Municipio General Escobedo, Monterrey, outro as ``Al Momento``, to be continued an hour later; ``Buenos días, en directo desde la Ciudad de México en la F-B``, promo joint fútbol show with La Invasora 99.7 FM. Cantú:
                    630 XEFB FB La Estación Que Da Las Noticias Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 10,000
                    while 99.7 is confirmed as:
                    99.7 XHSP La Invasora Monterrey, N.L. 50,530
                    Altho IDing locally, XEFB was taking a program direct from the DF

                    630, Sept 26 at 1202 UT, another station has taken over 630, Fox fanfare, XEUR-AM, 50 kW, full ID, Grupo Radio Centro. O no, another bad lead. I was quite sure of the call, but the real XEUR is on 1530 in the DF, a Radiorama station. I don`t see any similar call listed on 630. Ahá, they must have said XEQR-AM, which is the original station of Radio Centro on 1030, but relayed on 630 somewhere? According to http://radiocentro.mx/estaciones they have quite a few stations on AM and FM, but except for 93.9 in Los Ángeles, they are all in the DF, not a national network in Mexico.

                    680, Sept 26 at 1206 UT, NA ending and sign-on mentions Chihuahua, so:
                    680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250

                    760, Sept 26 at 1205 UT, another late NA, 1206 ID as ``Antena 760, Chihuahua Capital``, i.e.:
                    760 XEES Antena 760 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000

                    800, distorted signal: see UNIDENTIFIED
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Sept 26 at 1211, very distorted talk audible in KQCV OKC null, can`t even tell if it`s Spanish or English, but seems to peak SW/NE, pointing to XEROK. Might have been a spur except it`s right on 800 too. Has anyone noticed such a problem with XEROK Ciudad Juárez? There are some little US stations in the opposite direxion, but a bit late for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** OKLAHOMA. 890, Sept 26 at 1300, KTLR OKC IDing with its FM translator, on 94.1 which is K231BH, 250 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** OKLAHOMA. Just outside Tulsa to the west on US 412, around 1730 UT Sept 23 on the way to the first annual Tulsa International Film Festival, I had a beacon audible on the caradio tuned to 1100 kHz, ``OWP``. Must be a harmonic from LW. Chex out as William Pogue airport at Sand Springs, listed at
                    http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
                    as on 362 kHz, and this source also has it on 362:
                    http://www.airnav.com/cgi-bin/navaid-info
                    Trouble is, third harmonic of 362 would be 1086. To be heard when tuned to 1100, fundamental should have been around 366 or 367, so has it changed, or varied?

                    OMG, instead of a harmonic, this must have been a mixing product with nearby KRMG site: 740 + 362 = 1102!

                    In the same area on 1480 I was hearing a distorted signal // 740 KRMG, i.e. its second harmonic, quite near its 50 kW transmitter site. Perhaps this harmonic is adequately suppressed by the rules, but forget about hearing KQAM Wichita around here which otherwise should have been audible.

                    600, another anomaly was a mixing product including Spanish on 600. There are so many Spanish stations in Tulsa, and being in motion did not have a chance to search for //, but one explanation I can come up with is 1570 KZLI (Spanish) minus 970 KCFO (English) = 600. Are they at the same site, perchance?

                    FCC AM Query shows KCFO:
                    36° 11' 46.00" N Latitude Power: 2.5 kilowatts (kW) Daytime
                    96° 02' 22.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)

                    And for KZLI:
                    36° 15' 55.00" N Latitude Power: 1.0 kilowatts (kW) Daytime
                    95° 42' 37.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
                    So no, they are quite a distance apart. Still could be these two in some kind of external mixing.

                    But here`s another combo, more likely as in the closer neighborhood: 1340 KJMU Sand Springs minus 740 KRMG = 600. Yes, KJMU was in Spanish altho not shown as such in the 2011 NRC AM Log. It`s the one which was briefly duplicated on 1120 KEOR before it went dark again many months ago. It`s beginning to look like KRMG is involved in all these anomalies.

                    Tulsa also suffers from horrible IBOC noise surrounding 1430, 1300 and 1170, both day and night. At least KRMG is clean on that score!
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521, Sept 25 at 0250, 1 kHz het on 1520 stations, surely BSKSA, the prime pilot for TA propagation, on caradio west of Tulsa; had faded by 0300. Or rather, WRTH shows it signs off at 0300; is that correct? Two megawatts from Duba in the northwest corner on the Red Sea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 880, Sept 23 at 1210 UT, mix of Navajo and English by single OM announcer, including ``TGIF``, ``33 degrees, almost freezing``, ``6:10`` timecheck, i.e. KHAC NM/AZ.

                    1080, Sept 23 at 1223, nostalgia music, ``All of Me`` in fade of KRLD, and perpendicular to it; prime suspect westward is KGVY Green Valley AZ, NRC-AM Log listed as NOS format, 500-watt PSRA starting at 0800 ELT, but this was 5:23 am MST. Applying ``Eastern Local Time`` to Arizona is nothing but nonsensical. Do PSRAs for them start at 5 am MST since it`s equivalent to 6 am MDT?? I would not think so. As KRLD came back up, fast SAH ensued (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1510+, Sept 22 at 1202 UT, sportstalk with het, so KCTE Independence MO is still off-frequency, but is still turning off its transmitter at night, no het when tuned by before 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. Perhaps due to a storm a couple hours earlier, local 1640 KFXY found to be off the air, Sept 22 at 1149 UT, so on the FRG-7 with E-W longwire I concentrate on hearing whatever is uncovered --- a couple very weak signals; must be too late for WTNI; 1151 there is Spanish music with a Cuban tinge, but surely no Cuban propagation or transmission either, but count a SAH amounting to 3.3 Hz; 1156 SAH continues but music stops; 1158 vocal music fades in, seems Spanish, romantic or gospel? 1200 YL announcement, probably ID, but just too weak to copy, drat! However, this was surely KBJA, Sandy UT, the only US station on 1640 in Spanish, per NRC-AM Log 2011-2012, and would have been still on night power of 1 kW. Next check at 1216, KFXY was back on, ``Faith 1640`` blasting away but with modulation dropouts during OKC weather and traffic.

                    Before that, I also checked adjacent frequencies which didn`t have to worry about KFXY ACI:

                    1630, Sept 22 at 1150 UT, Mexican music, 1201 full ID by that super-hype locutor as KRND, Fox Farm, Wyoming, http://www.lajotamexicana.com This was generally much stronger than 1650 from Denver. Since they are both typical X-banders, 10/1 kW non-direxional, does this mean that KRND was really on day power?

                    1650, Sept 22 at 1152 UT, Spanish music here too, 1157 mentions Cristo, and Radio Luz, 1200 ID as KBJD Denver (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. Sept 22 at 1218 UT sunrise after chasing Mexicans, reset handheld DX-398 to 9 kHz MW intervals and with usual technique of stepping thru lower channels with slightly mistuned BFO, heard very weak carriers on 702 and 774. 774 looped NW/SE, i.e. our most common Trans-Pacific, JOUB, 500 kW NHK2 Akita, Japan. 702 looped more E/W, so suspect 2BL, 50 kW ABC Sydney, Australia, which other NAm MW DXers have been getting (Glenn Hauser, Enid 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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              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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