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  • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, September 6-12, 2013

    All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 as specified

    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

    All my MW DX reports starting two years ago are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

    These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

    ** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sept 8 at 1156 UT, WKY OKC is already in Sunday-morning English talkshow instead of Indomable Spanish music; I thought English started at 1200. Guest from Paragon Fine Homes emphasizing safe rooms vs tornadoes, and homes made of concrete instead of wood for durability, no termite threat either. Hard to tell if this is a genuine pubaffs show or infomercial; the host is so enthusiastic about the product. Continues past 1200, and at next check 1212 another topic, 6-week seminar on relationships at Chapel Hill UM Church (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1300, Sept 8 at 1222 UT, KAKC Tulsa Sunday-morning pubaffs ghetto show with guest from the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, about their Restaurant Week promotion; see TulsaRW on Facebook. Then I am hearing the same show but far from synchrony, on co-owned otherwise sports stations, 1430 KTBZ. THEN, it sounds like the same show yet again and unsynchronized on 1170 KFAQ, which is not co-owned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    ** U S A. 650, Sept 11 from 0500 UT I am hoping to catch an ID for the 24/7 Comedy station I heard last night, but too much WSM now, and nothing else copiable when it`s nulled. 0508, WSM is playing the Star Spangled Banner in a solo vocal version, segué to America the Beautiful. Do they do this every night? No, probably just for 9/11, as Marcía was talking about that in a few minutes, the rest of the night to be patriotic music inspired by the tragedy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 690, UT Sunday Sept 8 at 0502 UT, KGGF Coffeyville KS is going from ``Battle Hymn of the Republic`` to Taps at sign-off (but not carrier-off) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 690, UT Monday Sept 9 at 0501, KGGF Coffeyville KS is playing ``Battle Hymn of the Republic`` again before Taps and sign-off but not carrier-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 770, Sept 11 at 0506 UT, ad for some casino event on Sept 17, KKOB ID and promo Mark Levin show. I am also hearing KKOB at many other night hours, not strong enough for full 50 nondirexional blast with day facilities, but certainly more than the 230-watt Santa Fe fill-in. Therefore I must conclude that the night DA null toward WABC is out of whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 880, Sept 9 at 1208 UT with KRVN N/S nulled, all I hear is ``La Ranchera`` slogan. Unfortunately no Mexicans in any of the three listings are named that; a recent change? Or could be a US station; there are already a few SS on 880. I was about to file this as unidentified till I googled La Ranchera 880 and found this dated July 18, 2013:

    http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/ar...es-la-ranchera
    DAVIDSON MEDIA GROUP Spanish Variety WMDB-A/NASHVILLE has tweaked its brand from "El Sol 880" to "La Ranchera." You can check out the new look and sound here:
    http://www.laranchera880.com/

    FCC AM Query shows call is still WMDB (NOT WMDB-A!!), with 2.5 kW day, TWO WATTS night, pace WCBS, always non-direxional. September SR/SS: 1130/2400 UT. Also has PSRA protecting WCBS (and/or CMAB!) of 47 watts in Apr/Sep/Oct; 2 to 10 watts other months except Feb with a hefty 500; and N/A May-Aug (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1686, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1270, Sept 7 at 1756 UT, daytime groundwave on caradio, I am hearing two stations mixing in Spanish, one talk, one music, no English. Parked on the north side of Enid, while previously on the west side I was hearing Spanish music and English talk, the latter leading to KSCB Liberal KS. So now it must be KRVT Claremore/Tulsa, and KFLC Fort Worth TX instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1290, Sept 10 at 1220 UT, KWFS Wichita Falls TX ``Rise & Shine`` show is bragging about stream reaching everywhere, as they hear from California, North Korea, and Africa! Lots of local ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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    UNIDENTIFIED. 650, Sept 10 at 0550 UT, `24/7 Comedy` network ID, laughter, applause and standup routine. Always something interesting on 650 with WSM nulled; in fact, at the moment it`s XETNT that needs nulling, not much from WSM. But no 650 stations listed at:
    http://www.247comedy.com/pages/allstations.html
    which covers only USA, altho we know a few Canadians on other frequencies run this. None such either in last year`s NRC AM Log; maybe when I get this year`s, it will be revealed. Seems this network is growing gradually, about to appear on CKMX 1060/CFVP 6030 Calgary.

    As far as I can tell from own website, CKOM Saskatoon is still news/talk (and I did ID it recently). What about CISL Richmond BC? Its site http://www.am650radio.com/ still shows ``all time favorites``, but reveals they will be adding sports talk Sept 29, Sundays 9 pm-midnite [Monday 04-07 UT] so that could be confusing as to formats; already runs a number of talk shows, maybe more time than music. But Mondays 7 pm-midnite it`s still shown as `ATF`. Of course, the 24/7 Comedy network isn`t necessarily carried 24/7 by all affiliates, e.g. CFRB/CFRX overnite only, except one nite a week.

    I may as well Google the other few likely US 650 stations: WNMT in MN shows something else now; KIKK Houston can`t find a schedule but it`s sports; KMTI UT skeds something else; KGAB WY with C2CAM; not unlikely KSTE CA either, but they do have Hottie Galleries of 100`s of Babes, tastefully updated daily. As a last resort. I check WSM itself: `The WSM All-Nighter with Marcia Campbell` which is rather vague but surely basically country music. The comedy station and XETNT are making a fast SAH, like XETNT does with WSM, surely because XETNT is the one off-frequency. So as for who`s doing 24/7 Comedy now on 650, am still at a loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1686, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 650, Sept 12 at 0535 UT, 24/7 Comedy station is again audible in mixture of other stuff with WSM nulled. Whence?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1686, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Comment


    • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, September 13-19, 2013

      These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
      http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

      And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
      http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

      All my MW DX reports starting two years ago are archived in this forum with open access:
      http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

      All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E-W longwire as specified

      ** MEXICO. 550, Sept 19 at 1203 UT choral NA finishes, full ID for XEPL on 91.3 and 550, 24 hours, ``La Súper Estación``; 1204 consumer program with YL called `Radio Express`. Cantú:
      550 XEPL La Super Estación + FM 91.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 150
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 670, Sept 19 at 1201 UT, XETOR, Torreón, Coahuila with full ID atop the channel but never very strong. Cantú:
      670 XETOR Radio Ranchito Torreón, Coah. 1,000 250
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 19 at 1144 UT, mentions Grupo Fórmula, SEP PSA, ad for ranchera CD to celebrate independence, 1146 a R. Fórmula full ID but too much QRM; includes an FM frequency with an 8 in it and 720 AM. Therefore per Cantú it can only be this one, sunrise now late enough for the east coast still to be propagating:
      720 XEAVR Radio Fórmula 1er Cadena + FM 89.1 Veracruz, Ver. 10,000 250
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO [and non]. 780, Sept 14 at 0502 UT, Coahuila state anthem is playing, confirmed by later comparing to
      http://www.nava.gob.mx/documentos/himnocoahuilense.mp3
      courtesy of the city of Nava, which also displays the complete lyrix. Roughly opposite direxion from WBBM which could not be nulled, but enough signal by comparison, unlike at 0505 when WBBM is starting `When Radio Was` with music theme. Therefore, it`s the only Coahuilense on 780, Exa FM, XEWGR in Monclova, 5/0.25 kW, 24 hours per IRCA Mexican Log. KSPI OK has been behaving itself lately without open carrier all night, tho it would be nullable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO [and non]. 800, Sept 15 at 1149 UT, big slow SAH between XEROK and KQCV OKC, 50 per minute equals 5/6 of one Hz separation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 850, Sept 14 at 0503 UT, classic rock in English, so it must be a Mexican: yes, 0505 ID as Milenio Radio and another C.R. tune in English. XEM, Chihuahua2, 5/1 kW, KOA nulled but hardly necessary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 880, Sept 17 at 1158 UT, ``Grupo Fórmula`` promo, slow SAH with KRVN. Ergo it`s XEV in Chihauhua city, 5/0.25 kW; by 1200 losing out to a cappella hymn, probably KLRG Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** CUBA [and non]. 890, Sept 13 at 0515 UT, Spanish discussion of cathedrals and their addresses in Habana; DF also fits for Cuba. WRTH 2013 shows 200 kW R. Progreso, CMBA from Chambas, Ciego de Ávila and one low-power elsewhere on 890; 200 kW, the highest MW power now listed for Cuba, also applies to one of the numerous Rebelde transmitters on 710 at same site, and another site on 1180. This 890 does not have the punch would expect from all those kW.

      Not much signal from WLS at the moment, and the CCI in Spanish is normally from gospel-huxter KVOZ Del Rio TX, thought to be failing to protect WLS at night and even running day power of 10 kW ND at night instead of 1 kW direxional. Worse, it`s almost opposite here from Chicago, making it hard to null in favor of WLS. CMBA soon fades and later KVOZ is back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 900, Sept 16 at 1142 UT, two M are chatting and laughing, good dominant signal, XEW? Switch to reporter about crimes/accidents in the Estado de México, and an item about buses. This is Independence Day, so likely to be programming disruptions, more stations relaying output from the DF than usual, as heard on several other frequencies from other sources. Here, promo for ``Siempre en 88.9``, 1146 adstring.

      Of the six 900s in Cantú, five have other FM frequencies, no 88.9s, and one without. But in the FM list, that slogan chex out as:
      88.9 XHM Siempre 88.9 México, DF 90,000
      which I got on FM DX years ago when it had some other identity.

      So which station on 900 would be mentioning it more than once? The DF lineup shows XHM is in the Grupo Acir, so the 900 would unlikely be XEW. Which 900s are in Grupo Acir? 2012 IRCA Log shows the only one is XEOK Monterrey, 10/0.25 kW, which is certainly likely now on day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 900, Sept 19 at 1206 UT, choral NA running late or a very long version, loops SW, 1207 full ID mentions Cuauhtémoc, 98.3, maybe ACIR Radio group, and maybe ``Radio Impacto``? Cantú has another but related slogan:
      900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
      Googling XEDT leads to yet other names, possibly outdated: Radio Divertida, and La Reina. However, not on the ACIR station list at http://www.grupoacir.com.mx/cobertura_nacional.php
      nor any other in that city (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED, 920, Sept 17 at 1201 UT, instrumental NA, nonetheless multi-verse, and losing out to QRM before any ID. Which XEs are in the UT-6 zone, likely 6 am time to be antheming? One of these two per Cantú:
      920 XEQD Romance + FM 95.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 1,000 250
      920 XECQ La Nueva Ranchera + FM 104.1 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 500
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 980, Sept 19 at 1209 UT, choral NA ends, either late or very very long version, long pause, and 1210 announcement does not seem like full ID but unreadable. Yet assuming it`s in the UT -6 zone, playing NA around 6 am local, Cantú shows only this:
      980 XEDCH La Romántica + FM 102.1 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 1,000 1,000
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      UNIDENTIFIED. 1190, Sept 17 at 1207 UT, Spanish with language lesson by YL about words: colateral; ``protagónico`` does not exist despite related words protagonista, etc. 1208 on to Mexican news about tormentas tropicales hitting both coasts with clips of various officials; 40,000 turistas affected in Acapulco; 1215 losing out to CCI. Certainly sounds like a Mexican, but some US stations do too; loops close to E/W indicating one of these unlikely XEs in Cantú:
      1190 XEMBC Canal 1190 AM Mexicali, B.C. 250 100
      1190 XEPZ Radio Norteña Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 100

      Another possibility is the one US SS station westward:
      1190 KNUV Tolleson AZ, Grupo Fórmula, La Radio Excelente, 5000/250 U4 per last year`s NRC AM Log. Strangely, own website
      http://www.1190-am.com/index.php/programacion
      does not show any programming between 7 pm and 7 am (0200-1400 UT) as if it were a strict daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 1410, Sept 17 at 1217 UT, Spanish ad in pesos, SAH of about 5.5 Hz with probably Wichita, loops WSW/ENE; ad for Universidad del Pacífico Norte with phone number, two or three gobierno del estado PSAs, mentioning Sinaloa, ``información al momento`` by calling phonumber. Then lists several AM and FM stations including 1270, 102.7, 94.3, 101.3, 93.3, 1410, including Mazatlán, Los Mochis, on ``cadena en vivo``, so doubtless it`s the only 1410 Sinaloan, Cantú:
      1410 XECF La Mexicana + 93.3 FM Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 500
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO [and non]. UNIDENTIFIED: 1520, Sept 16 at 1158 UT, KOKC OKC has heavy QRM making a fast SAH in Spanish, talking about el Dia de la Independencia, 1159 YL wrapping up her show. Too much KOKC QRM to catch any ID as KOKC goes from WSJ to CBS World News Roundup at 1200.

      Can`t null out one or the other, but by proximity likely one of these in Cantú:
      1520 XEVUC La Norteñita Allende, Coah. 1,000 D
      1520 XEYP Imagen + FM 93.9 Cd. Mante, Tamps. 1,000 500
      Not the first time I have had such an unID; unlikely to be a US station as none in the area, nor listed as SS even in TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 15 at 1141-1145 UT finds some JBAs on 747, 774, 828, 972, 1053. I really have no doubt that the first three are NHK JAPAN, and little doubt that the other two are KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 16 at 1149 UT: JBAs on 738, 747, 774, 972, 1053, i.e. likely respectively: Tahiti, Japan, Japan, Korea South, Korea South (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 17 at 1150 UT: JBAs on 774, 972; after finding 120, 105, 90 and 60m quite unproductive with only JBAs there. 774 and 972 were also the only two neighbor Richard Allen was hearing today over a longer timespan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      Comment


      • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, September 13-19, 2013

        All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E/W longwire as specified

        These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
        http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

        And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
        http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

        All my MW DX reports starting two years ago are archived in this forum with open access:
        http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

        These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

        ** CANADA. Re my logs of comedy on 650 with WSM nulled:

        This is supposedly comedy radio 650 from Houston, KIKK, the former country and then sports station. If they are going 24/7 then they are likely breaking the rules, that's a daytime only, IIRC. They are listed in the affiliates list here as Houston KIKK 650:
        http://allcomedyradio.com/affiliates.php
        (David Block, DFW, TX, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also USA

        Yes, there it is on this list, a different one than I found for 24/7 Comedy; are these totally separate networks? KIKK may be a new addition, but same list still shows KFNY 1640 OKC (Enid) as a full-format affiliate which it has not been for several years! FCC AM Query shows callsign change dates: KFNY was in effect from 02/16/2004 to 03/30/2005, then KFXY with sports, and since 01/01/13, KOAGriculture.

        As for KIKK, it is indeed a 250-watt Daytimer ONLY, and owned by CBS Radio Texas! Probably the least of all their stations; CoL Pasadena (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) HOWEVER:

        Comedy (if you can call it funny; I can't) on 650 is from CKOM.
        http://www.newstalk650.com/shows
        73 KAZ (Neil Kazaross, IL, IRCA via WORLD OF RADIO 1687, DXLD)

        Aha! Time fits, as on weekdays it`s only one hour 11-midnight CST = 0500-0600 UT; but weekends 2330-0600 UT. Labeled only as ``comedy``, source not given. Looking back at my two logs so far, the first one did hear a promo for 24/7 Comedy, so agreed it`s CKOM Saskatoon, not KIKK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1687, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** CANADA [and non]. 800, Sept 14 at 0545 UT, astounded to hear something else in English with KQCV OKC nulled, as XEROK normally dominates that position. Soon recognized as `Coast to Coast AM`, guest a wacky believer in angels, // but not synch with e.g. WHAS 840. Either XEROK has decided to resume being a border station, or it`s that other border station, CKLW Windsor Ont., which tho widely covering the East, is really rare here. C2CAM affiliate list shows some little ones on 800 also in MO, AL, WV and GA.

        And in Canada, not only CKLW (a.k.a. ``Detroit``), but also CJAD Montreal. This one is making a 4 Hz SAH with KQCV unlike XEROK virtually zero-beat. As I tuned in, Mexican music JBA underneath from the opposite direxion; by 0615 English is weaker but with a definite ID for CKLW, and weather in Celsius (only!). 2005 NRC Pattern Book shows CKLW major night lobe goes NE, but there is a minor one more or less in this direxion. Initially inbooming, a fluke of propagation, or out of spex? CJAD`s night lobe is all northward (if really observed) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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        ** OKLAHOMA. 780, Sept 19 at 1147 UT, open carrier as usual from daytimer KSPI Stillwater, after 1200 with local news instead of sports. Have not noticed their carrier in the nightmiddle lately, but always on way before LSR, which is officially 1215 in Sept (1230 in Oct). FCC AM Query shows KSPI does have a PSRA starting at 6:00 am of ONE WATT in Sept thru Feb, bumped up to 10 watts in March, and the full 250 rest of the year. This is NOT one watt or even ten (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA: 800

        ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Sept 16 at 1203 UT, praise/gospel rock with heavy beat, soon Spanish ID as Radio Victoria, dominant over KMOX or anything else; so KEOR Catoosa is on by sunrise today (if not earlier), officially 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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        ** U S A. Wrapping up the comedy mystery on 650, IDed as CKOM Saskatoon during certain hours, where it was also discussed that KIKK Houston was comedy too, Steve Ponder, N5WBI in Houston says: ``I'm listening to KIKK-650 as I type this email. They definitely ID as "CBS Sports Radio 650." The TOH ID is "KIKK AM 650 Pasadena-Houston, CBS Sports Radio 650."`` So the allcomedyradio website affiliate list is way out of date on this too as it is for 1640 OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 670, Sept 14 at 0540 UT with WSCR nulled, much more than any Cuban signal is ``Hog-Call Sports Radio 670 AM & 98.9 FM & .com`` as IDed several times along with ``southwest Arkansas weather``, promo as Dallas Cowboys station, also promo their swap-shop show in the mornings. Makes SAH of 5 Hz with WSCR, while Rebelde is almost zero-beat. This is of course KHGZ in Glenwood AR (ex-KWXI) as previously caught cheating August 15, explained in DXLD 13-34, as it`s licensed only for 5 kW ND daytime. ``Hog`` refers to a team in AR called the Razorbacks, which is a porcine subspecies. No ``sooo-eeee`s`` heard yet, however. Both WSCR and KHGZ are with CBS Sportsradio, but I`ve yet to hear them // echoing, which could surely happen elsewhen.

        670, Sept 17 at 0503 UT, ``Hog Call Radio`` is dominating WSCR (and Cuba) with SAH, i.e. KHGZ, Glenwood AR, once again cheating 5 kW daytimer at night. But not heard just before 1200 when it should have been there around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1687, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 850, Sept 13 at 0600 UT, KOA Denver with detailed NWS flood warnings relayed; snippet of Fox News but it`s also pre-empted for KOA`s own flood info, and also later breaks into Coast to Coast AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Since then tho the flood emergency has continued, whenever KOA checked it`s been business as usual

        ** U S A [and non]. 870, Sept 19 at 1148 UT, dominant signal in Vietnamese, voice-overing someone in English, certainly KFJZ Fort Worth; fades out a few minutes later before XETAR takes over from *1200 with NA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 880, Sept 13 at 1215 UT, talk in indecipherable language, presumed Navajo/Dineh from KHAC Tse Bonito NM = Window Rock AZ, 1216 a song. Not much KRVN NE now even when rotated to right angle. I`m not sure yet when the sweet spot for KHAC is now, but its official Sept sunrise is not until 1300 UT, for 10 kW ND day instead of 430 W ND nite. Its PSRA is also 430 watts, so makes no difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1687, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 910, Sept 13 at 1218 UT, ad for bankruptcy firm on Camelback Road in Phœnix, stuff about NFL, today`s high 101, Fox sports. So it`s KGME with 5/5 kW. Certainly still `night` there when supposed to throw southward with tiny lobe to the east, 80 degrees. No PSRA is on file at FCC, and official September sunrise is not until 1315 UT. I wonder if they are `confused` about MST vs MDT, when daytime officially starts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 1010, Sept 19 at 1155 UT, YL preacher in English loops NE/SW, fair signal and suspect KXEN as direxion and format fit; QRM increases but at 1159 I do make out a KXEN ID, not positively same station as earlier. In an article for IRCA DX Monitor Sept 14 about ``Your First Ten Missouri Stations``, Eric Bueneman in Hazelwood discounts 50 kW KXEN because it`s temporarily QRP:

        ``I did leave one 50 kW station off this list: KXEN 1010, licensed to Festus (in southern Jefferson County). This Christian teaching station is left off because it presently operates at very low power (375 watts day, 175 watts night) with a non-directional pattern. The station’s transmitter site, at Pontoon Beach, IL, was in the process of being sold at the time this was written.``

        So it`s not really a Missouri station, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** U S A. 1500, Sept 19 at 1215 UT, long relay of NOAA Weather Radio with usual degraded audio and robotic intonation; suspect KJIM Sherman TX rather than a TIS: yes, NOAA finally mentions something locally identifiable, ``North Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

        UNIDENTIFIED. 1190, Sept 17 at 1207 UT, Spanish with language lesson by YL about words: colateral; ``protagónico`` does not exist despite related words protagonista, etc. 1208 on to Mexican news about tormentas tropicales hitting both coasts with clips of various officials; 40,000 turistas affected in Acapulco; 1215 losing out to CCI. Certainly sounds like a Mexican, but some US stations do too; loops close to E/W indicating one of these unlikely XEs in Cantú:
        1190 XEMBC Canal 1190 AM Mexicali, B.C. 250 100
        1190 XEPZ Radio Norteña Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 100

        Another possibility is the one US SS station westward:
        1190 KNUV Tolleson AZ, Grupo Fórmula, La Radio Excelente, 5000/250 U4 per last year`s NRC AM Log. Strangely, own website
        http://www.1190-am.com/index.php/programacion
        does not show any programming between 7 pm and 7 am (0200-1400 UT) as if it were a strict daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        Comment


        • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, September 20-26, 2013

          These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
          http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

          And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
          http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

          All my MW DX reports starting two years ago are archived in this forum with open access:
          http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

          All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E-W longwire as specified

          ** MEXICO. 560, Sept 22 at 1151 UT, amid Mexican music, ID mentions Grupo Radio Centro, and I think an FM frequency with a 6 in it. I was hoping this would be enough to pin it down, but we have contradictory info. First thought is the DF station, XEOC, as googling matches up 560 with GRC in the DF; maybe it once was, but the GRC website now has an AM dial starting at 690. As for affiliates elsewhere, can`t find any listing of them on GRC website.

          IRCA Mexican Log 2012 has no GRC nets on 560. Cantú does not include nets on the by-frequency list, but has:
          560 XEOC Radio Chapultepec México, DF 750 500
          And so does WRTH 2013; really low-powered compared to the other DF stations! Other sources contradict that info: IRCA has XEOC as La Mejor with 5/5 kW, but in the PM - Promomedios group. Perhaps one of the seven other XEs on 560 now is a GRC station, but which? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 560, Sept 24 at 1201 UT, full ID, AM & FM for as in Cantú:
          560 XESRD La Tremenda +FM 89.3 Santiago Papasquiaro, Dgo. 10,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 23 at 0512 UT, partial ID includes an FM in .7 and maybe ``La Lupita``, but these point to two different possibilities in Cantú:
          660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
          660 XEAR La Mexicana + FM 101.7 Tampico, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 680, Sept 23 at 1212 UT, PSA for something in Sinaloa, then SHVA ad or promo, 1213 ``Noticias en Punto``, 6:14 timecheck, ``en el valle del Yaqui``, then detailed estado del tiempo (weather report). So this is again:
          680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 700, Sept 23 at 1205 UT, romantic music, ID thrice only as ``La Poderosa``, more music, dominant until 1215 fading down, 1218 gone, but right back up playing choral NA at very odd time, apparently very short version; 1219 bit of a song mentioning Chihuahua, but incomplete, IDs for XEGD 700 y XHGD 90.3, ``Sistema combo desde Parral``; ``Buenos días, con XEGB, La Poderosa`` singing ID, back to music. Cantú:
          700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000.
          No, he shows the FM is really XHEGD, following the usual pattern if the added FM four-letter XH-- call is already assigned somewhere else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 700, Sept 24 at 1203 UT, big hum added to open carrier as often heard in mornings; station warming up for late sign-on, still hum at 1210; at 1211 some CCI in Spanish starts to appear underneath, could be KHSE TX. 1218 choral NA is in progress, 1219 full sign-on ID from XEGD, La Poderosa in Parral, i.e. as in Cantú:
          700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 700, Sept 26 at 1200 UT, YL with lots of news items referring to the ``DF``, 1201 ``Noticias MVS``, Today in History segment with clips in English of a poet, Olivia Newton-John with ``Xanadu``. Like my previous log April 25 at 1108 as in DXLD 13-18, I am still wondering which 700 station is taking this network feed out of the DF. Obviously same one heard Sept 12 at 1201 UT with history clips, as in DXLD 13-38, probably XEGD in Hidalgo del Parral, rather than XEDKR in Guadalajara (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 710, Sept 26 at 1204 UT, ``iniciamos Noticiero Cuestión de Minutos``, a rather odd name for a newscast, W&M anchors chat, weather for Chihuahua, so as expected it`s just XEDP in Cuauhtémoc, the usual dominator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 23 at 1209 UT, low-key conversation, 1211 mentions Extremo 720, music break; Cantú still hasn`t corrected the extra zero on the night power:
          720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO [and non]. 760, Sept 26 at 0510 UT, preacher in Spanish, but sounds almost sane, NE/SW and way over WJR with SAH from opposite direxion, gradually fading back up. Unseems any US SS station, leaving it to Mexico. Chihuahua would be the obvious choice, tho none listed as totally religious; recheck at 0527, I make out an ``Antena 760`` ID way under WJR mentioning Chihuahua, but by then not necessarily same station, altho SAH seems the same. Cantú:
          760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
          Meanwhile, WJR is on `Redeye Radio`, usual hateful anti-Obama rants; tnx a lot, WBAP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 770, Sept 20 at 1217 UT, dominant here instead of KKOB or KKOB is Spanish YL and sidekix, livening up a This-day-in-history segment with a quiz, guess the year? Pertaining to Zoroaster and Juárez, what a pair. Presumed this one per Cantú based on format and previous logs:
          770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO [and non]. 780, Sept 21 at 1159 UT, KSPI OK open carrier on early as usual but no programming quite yet; with it nulled, there is romantic music, 1201 ID as ``La Poderosa`` on an FM frequency I could not copy twice, and 780 AM; automated timecheck twice as ``7 con 1 minuto`` so it`s certainly in the UT-5 zone CDT. The new 2013 NRC AM Log does not show any SS US station on 780.

          Last IDed XE on 780 was XEWGR in Monclova, Coahuila, and there are none further west or north, so I don`t see how this could be anything else, but IRCA Log shows it named ``Exa`` which is primarily on FM. Maybe ``poderosa`` is just an informal slogan, and 10 kW on AM could qualify if that mattered in Mexican terms, but their FM 101.1 is only 2397 watts. No other 780s are named Poderosa in IRCA or Cantú (but both show a second Exa not to be confused with this):
          780 XEWGR Exa + FM 101.1 Monclova, Coah. 10,000 250
          780 XEZN Exa + FM 104.5 Celaya, Gto. 5,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 820, Sept 24 at 1206 UT a state anthem is playing under WBAP (which I never can null out completely), making slow SAH; 1208 CCI from a third station, but the anthem ends with a prolonged hi note, unlike the Coahuila anthem I previously linked to. No sign-on announcement audible immediately after the anthem.

          There is nothing from Coahuila or Chihuahua on 820, in deference to WBAP. Could it be Durango where there`s an 820, XEDRD? Official state anthem just premièred on July 8, 2013, as in:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFwVpGu7n6Q
          by children`s choir, certainly not the version I heard, and without the prolonged hi note at the end, tho that could be a certain singer`s show-off on another anthem.

          Ajá, the Sinaloa anthem does have that prolonged hi note finale:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydkuaKP7vYw
          It seems this too has just been adopted in April of this year, following a contest.

          So based on this somewhat tenuous connexion, I will make the log tentatively the only Sinaloan on 820, per Cantú:
          820 XEUDO Radio UdeO (Univ de Occidente) + FM 89.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250
          Sinaloa of course is a hot-spot for SRS MW DX around here with many other stations logged, despite distance of almost a kilomile. 650 XETNT is a regular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 850, Sept 23 at 1150 UT, Milenio Radio dominant with news, such that I can only hear KOA by nulling this; makes SAH about 5 Hz:
          850 XEM Milenio Radio + FM 103.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 870, Sept 21 at 1202 UT, opening in presumed Tarahumara language, several announcers introducing themselves in Spanish; 1205 live timecheck by YL DJ with many IDs in passing as XETAR and also as La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Guachochi, Chihuahua; she sounds a bit sleepy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO [and non]. 960, Sept 23 at 0502 UT, during local KGWA Fox-hole of dead air, amid QRMix I hear the 4 descending chimes of XEW, previously matched to XEK in Nuevo Laredo; Cantú:
          960 XEK La Estacion Grande Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
          0503 something playing ``Let It Be`` in instrumental band version, not necessarily XEK. I`ve continued to monitor the pentaminute KGWA Fox-hole which still happens almost every night, but hear the same old stuff, ABC news echoing, etc., from KGKL/KMA, so not reported. XEW/XEK chimes are rare enough to be notable (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO [and non]. 970, Sept 26 at 1212 UT, choral NA at odd time, way under gospel huxter in English, presumably KHVN Tulsa, atop XEJ Juárez which often owns 970 here at night. Yet in the noroeste there`s another Chihuahuan, a Sonoran and a Sinaloan I would prefer to hear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 1030, Sept 26 at 1228 UT, romantic music in Spanish, loops east-west; 1229 ID but missed the critical parts: ``XE--, Mil 30 AM, Radio ---``. Probably this as in Cantú:
          1030 XESDD Radio Romance Tijuana, B.C. 5,000 5,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. I start my circa 0100 UT Sept 20 monitoring session on the porch with DX-398 on MW instead of SW, looking for TA carriers. First try 783 for Mauritania --- nothing there, but instead on 785?! I guess it`s a birdie, but how would it show right on 785.0 when all the major signals are on multiples of 10? KSPI Stillwater OK also used to put out spurs on 776 and 784, not heard in a long time now.

          At 0052-0055 a few real TA carriers are detected JBA on: 774, 1053, 1107, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search UT Sept 21 at 0050-0055: JBA on: 774, 783, 882, 909, 945, 1044, 1053, 1107, 1134, 1152, 1206, 1215, 1422, 1494, 1503, 1512. Quite a haul; now if I could only get modulation.

          TA carrier search UT Sept 22 at 0128, JBAs: 783, 882; resume at 0134 to find 945, 1125, 1134, 1179=could be Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search, Sept 26 at 0055-0058 UT, before getting down to SW business, DX-398 on the porch: JBAs on 783, 882, 1053, 1521 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 21 at 1139 UT: 747 and stronger 774, both surely NHK, and 1053, the S Korean jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 22 at 1145-1150 UT: JBAs on 693, 747, 774, but not peaking at the same times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 23 at 1158-1200 UT: JBA on 594, 693, 747, 774, 972, 1053: usual Japanese, Korean suspects. 774 was noticeably strongest but still not enough for audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 24 at 1158-1200: JBA on 747, maybe on 1008; not checked above 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 26 at 1148-1152 UT: JBA on 693, 774, 882, 1008 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          Comment


          • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, September 20-26, 2013

            All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E/W longwire as specified

            These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
            http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

            And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
            http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

            All my MW DX reports starting two years ago are archived in this forum with open access:
            http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

            These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

            ** CANADA. 650, Sept 26 at 1158 UT, stuff about which MLB teams are ahead, nothing about Canada, but then on curling in Saskatoon, which strongly makes me suspect it`s CKOM: yes, outro as ``sports at :25 and :55 past the hours on the CKOM Morning News``. Dominating the frequency instead of usual XETNT, and too late for WSM or KIKK. But what about KGAB in between? 2005 NRC Pattern Book shows CKOM nite pattern is supposed to throw everything northward, while day pattern has only a minor lobe southward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

            ** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1590, Sept 22 at 1756 UT, I`m in Fairview OK for a beekeeper meeting, so try to hear KWEY Weatherford OK, about 50 miles away instead of 75 in Enid: nope, still nothing but KVGB Great Bend KS on groundwave with ID at 1756 UT after ESPN programming.

            Still suspect despite unfavorable direxionality, KWEY is really not on the air. I was not expecting ESPN on KVGB, not among the numerous networks listed for it in the 2013 NRC AM Log, which finally arrived today after the USPS tore up the original envelope. Surely ESPN is nowhere near fulltime on it, maybe more on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

            ** U S A. 650, Sept 20 at 0525 UT, now we can`t depend on 650 Spanish music being somexican such as XETNT: WSM country song with Spanish lyrix, Gringo accent, back to English. BTW, there`s been an interesting thread on ABDX about how WSM`s coverage contracted drastically when they dropped AM stereo, even for those listening in mono. Of all the 50 kW AM big guns, WSM with its music format ought to bring AM$ back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 670, Sept 22 at 1153 UT, KHGZ Glenwood AR is poorly audible as ``Hog Call Sports``, in southwest Arkansas, PSA urging conservation of electricity in the hot summer especially at 3-7 pm --- but, but, it`s no longer (very) hot, and it`s no longer summer. Routine check earlier around 0500 did not find them cheating this date vs WSCR & Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) {Oops, summer was still technically in effect with fall arriving later on Sept 22 mea culpa --- gh}

            ** U S A. 860, Sept 26 at 1227 UT, polka piece, so KKOW Pittsburg KS is still playing a polka every morning; earlier I was hearing some news or weather from KOAM, its ex-AM call, but now coming from the TV station of the same name (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 910, Sept 20 at 1133 UT, the distinctive voice of Orion Samuelson talking about farmers` markets, and the top ten states by number of them. (BTW it`s not like the Hunter, but ``OR-ee-un``). Break for national commercials, and for Dakota Agronomy, a clew. Show was `National Farm Report`, ending 1137 and ``91 Classic Country KCJB`` ID, which is Minot ND, 5/5 kW U4. Per 2005 NRC Pattern Book (still haven`t received the new 2013 edition), KCJB night pattern is mostly north; day pattern is a tangent circle favoring SW, but plenty also to the south. September sunrise for KCJB is not supposed to be until 1215 UT (October 1300). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 950, Sept 22 at 0510 UT, classic rock dominating, then ``Cruisin` 9-50`` non-ID. NRC AM Log 2013 shows KRWZ Parker CO 5/5 kW U4 as ``Cruisin` Oldies`, surely close enough for a definite ID. It`s what was originally the legendary KIMN Denver, when oldies were newies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1190, Sept 24 at 1223 UT, YL national news of México, with subheadings interjected by OM, mentions ``la jornada``, ``electrónico de hoy``, 1226 fading a bit but program promo, 1227 definite TC as 5:27, and mentions Fórmula. That nails it as KNUV Tolleson (Phœnix market) AZ, 5000/250 watts, which is 24-hour newstalk with Grupo Fórmula, per NRC AM Log 2013, and except for local timechex, evidently fed out of the DF. ¡Viva Aztlán? There is only one real Mexican in the UT-7 zone, per Cantú, 250/100 watt XEMBC in Mexicali.

            This Fórmula is heard well as long as a Clear Channel Communications station in English is nulled from the N/S, presumably KFXR from The Metroplex? No, FCC shows that licensed to Capstar TX LLC. Yet bringing up all the 1190s in FCC AM Query, there is not a single one licensed to Clear Channel; Capstar may be a subsidiary or LMA deal.

            Here`s a story from two years ago which does include KFXR as a CCC station:
            http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfa...io_reports.php
            More directly, the CCC website (whatever became of the .cc domain?)
            http://www.clearchannel.com/CCME/Pag...ionSearch.aspx
            shows 1190 KFXR as their *only* AM station in Dallas (and none in Fort Worth) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            Glenn, KFXR is a Clear Channel station. Keep in mind that individual stations or local groups will have ownership listed under the name of the local subsidiary, even though they are really just a part of,the overall corporate ownership. It's really all just business legalese. I suspect in a majority of cases the station employees are only vaguely aware (if at all) of the local business name, since payroll/benefits etc. are taken care of at the corporate level (Steve Luce, Houston, Texas, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1670, Sept 21 around 1330 and 2330 UT, I happen to be in the car and note WOZN Madison WI is loud & clear both times with CBS Sports; along with many other X-band and top-end skywave signals. Both in full sunshine at least an hour away from SR/SS here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1680, Sept 24 at 0017 UT on caradio, along another trip to and from squirrel haven, I`m hearing classic country instead of business radio. This X-band frequency is dominated around here by KRJO, so another format change from Monroe? Sometime last year they went from ``Old School`` soul music to Business, often // 1660 Kansas City with Bloomberg {but not synchronized}.

            Yes! After adstring including one mentioning John Kennedy, who is Louisiana State Treasurer, 0021 ID as ``Country Legends 16-80`` and also as Classic Country.

            Still dominant back on the porch with DX-398 at 0111, TennErn with ``16 Tons``, then ``Classic country is like salt & pepper --- makes everything better with just one shake --- Country Legends 16-80, KRJO``. Change since the 2013 NRC AM Log went to press in August, anyway.

            I suppose this is the source, altho it says nothing about on-air affiliates rather than webcasting: http://www.a1country.com/countrylegends.html

            Own website http://www.krjo.com/ is still named NEWS RADIO 1680 AM but the live streaming
            http://www.krjo.com/stream/live-stream.php
            does bring up country music and soon the same slogans I have just logged (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1688, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** U S A. 1680, Sept 26 at 1219 UT, buy-gold ad, 1222 music, certainly KRJO Monroe LA in new ``Country Legends`` format, but suffering from IADs several times a minute, i.e. audio dropping out intermittently at certain modulation peaks, both during the ads and music. But there`s a fast SAH from a second station which attracts my attention; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

            UNIDENTIFIED. 1680, Sept 26 at 1219-1222 as I am monitoring KRJO LA breaking up, there`s a fast SAH from a second station which attracts my attention as the other 1680 X-banders are rather far from here: KGED Fresno CA, WPRR Ada MI, KNTS Seattle WA, discounting at this hour the ones in FL and NJ.

            Also could be a TIS/HAR such as WQEL629 with two transmitters near Santa Rosa NM on I-40 as recently reconfirmed active by Harold Frodge. I think those were left over long after some construxion work was completed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            UNIDENTIFIED. 4710, Sept 26 at 0058, JBA carrier as I start stepping thru the 60m band. It seems the 3 x 1570 Spanish harmonic that Dave Valko, PA and Bob Wilkner, FL have been hearing before sunrise is also on the air in the evenings. Plenty of possibilities without any further clews, likely from Mexico, Caribbean, Central America or near South America, if not axually domestic USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            Comment


            • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, September 27-October 3, 2013

              These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as

              http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

              And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
              http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

              All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
              http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

              All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E-W longwire as specified

              ** MEXICO. 540, Sept 27 at 1201 UT, federal PSAs including from an agency I hadn`t heard before, Secretaría de la Marina about an essay contest(?), ``la juventud y la mar``; soon full AM & FM ID for La Ranchera de Paquimé, which it does very frequently as a boon to DX listeners, i.e. in Cantú:
              540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
              which continues to be the dominant XE on 540 around here despite its puny parameters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

              ** MEXICO. 540, Oct 2 at 1154 UT, Los 40 Principales promos and ads:
              540 XEWA Los 40 Principales + FM 103.9 San Luis Potosí, S.L.P. 150,000 150,000 per Cantú. Still seriously doubt it`s anywhere near 150 kW any more, hardly a dominant signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 570, Oct 1 at 1202 UT, XEBJB mentioning conditions at Monterrey airport; weak audio problem, much louder with canned announcement for ``Notiradio 570`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 650, Oct 1 at 1206 UT, 6:06 TC, XETNT, Los Mochis, news branded as ``Fórmula Noticias`` but local origination about Hurricane Manuel damage to Sinaloa. WRTH lists this as W Radio, which would seem to be contradictory (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 700, Sept 27 at 1200 UT, hoping to catch a definite hourtop local ID, probably XEGD in Chihuahua, but only says ``Noticias MVS`` as I have been hearing fed out of the DF, and immediately into today-in-history feature (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 700, Sept 30 at 1206 UT, ``La Poderosa`` ID, norteña music:
              700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000
              per Cantú, which for those who may not be aware, refers to this excellent online but not always totally up to date and correct reference: http://www.mexicoradiotv.com
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 29 at 1208 UT, three federal PSAs (always tagged ``gobierno de la república``), 1210 ID as Extremo 7-20, bit of music, then discussing a vendedor de casimires [= cashmeres, presumably sweaters made of goat wool], secuestro en la Zona Rosa. It`s XEJCC in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 2 at 1158 UT, Extremo 720, full ID on FM and AM with powers in Ciudad Juárez, but also mentions Coahuila (unseemed XEDE mixing in). Wish I could have caught details for XEJCC as Cantú shows no FM and the power listed on 720 must be wrong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 760, Oct 2 at 1159 UT, full ID for Antena, also 102.5 FM, Chihuahua, Chihuahua. 760 is XEES (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 770, Sept 30 at 1229 UT, morning-zoo type show in Spanish, several talkers with funny voices, laughs, SFX, automatic 2-pip timesignal a few seconds before 1230; 1232 music, 1234 back to zoo but fading; no sign of KKOB or KKOB yet. At this late hour, I would lean toward Los Mochis, but can`t be sure it`s not Monterrey, per Cantú:
              770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000
              770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 770, Oct 3 at 1230 UT, full ID from Sinaloa with FM XHREV, slogan Los 40 Principales, also en grupo Chávez, Radio K (?). Cantú:
              770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 780, Sept 30 at 1208 UT, time & temp in ``Monclova, Coahuila``, audible with KSPI OK nulled, fast SAH between them; Cantú:
              780 XEWGR Exa + FM 101.1 Monclova, Coah. 10,000 250
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 800, Oct 1 at 1210 UT, ``Donald Duck`` scratchy modulation can be heard somewhere between and below KQCV and XEROK, previously traced to XEDD, La Tremenda, Montemorelos NL, which goes haywire, maybe worst in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 820, Sept 29 at 1230 UT, WBAP is weak and am getting Spanish with it nulled again, string of federal PSAs, then ID for ``7-60 AM, ABC``, romantic music. So which station is relaying XEABC in the DF on 820?? Hey, it must be this one with an -A added to that call, per Cantú:
              820 XEABCA Radio Frontera Mexicali, B.C. 3,500 500
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 860, Sept 30 at 1201 UT, dominating KKOW and everything else, is Spanish mentioning ``la zona metropolitana de Monterrey`` as if a local reference, i.e. in Cantú:
              860 XENL Radio Recuerdo Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 2,000
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 870, Sept 29 at 1206 UT, birds chirping, announcement in Tarahumara mentioning XERTA; then to live YL DJ in Spanish with 6:06 TC, and hum on her mike; Guachochi, Chihuahua, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, an exotic favorite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 880, Sept 30 at 1210 UT, a bit of mañanitas ending, then IFE PSA aimed at those turning 18 who should now register to vote. 1212 live YL mentions three saints whose day this is [if you believe in that sort of thing], ``en un día como hoy`` = efemérides, today-in-history which goes on and on as she reads haltingly from a long list of Sept 30 events including something in the year 0420, ``santo patrón de los traductores``, still going at 1217. Then, since 2009y, Sept 30 has been ``El Día Internacional de la Blasfemia``! in support of freedom of expression. Here`s more about it, in English:
              https://www.facebook.com/blasphemyday
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy_Day
              where we learn that OK is among the states with an anti-blasphemy law, surprise2.

              Oh yeah, so what station is this on 880? At 1219 losing a bit to another SS and to KRVN NE which I need to keep nulled; 1220 YL gives TC for 6:18 so it`s close to the UT-6 zone; 1222 birthday wishes to someone in Los Mochis, finally a local reference in passing; birthday song by tenor and mariachis, not to familiar tune nor mañanitas. I had thought it might be XEV Chihuahua, but it`s really the only other UT-6 Mexican per Cantú:
              880 XEPNK Planeta + FM 103.5 Los Mochis, Sinaloa 10,000 2,000
              So now this is more definite than my 880 logs of Aug 25 and Sept 10 in DXLDs 13-35 and 13-37 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 880, Oct 2 at 1229 UT, full ID for 10 kW on 880, also for FM 103.5 in Los Mochis, ``La Rancherita`` tho in talk, not music programming now; never hear the Planeta name, as in Cantú which must now be passé:
              880 XEPNK Planeta + FM 103.5 Los Mochis, Sinaloa 10,000 2,000
              Also passé are the ``Milenio Radio`` name listed in IRCA Log 2012. AND: ``Canal 880, La Super-Estación`` in WRTH 2013! What next?? No problem yet from nulled KRVN NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 900, Oct 3 at 1226 UT, time check for 6:26, mentions Cuauhtémoc, which correlates as the only 900 XE in UT -6 zone, Cantú:
              900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500

              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


              ** MEXICO. 930, Oct 2 at 1204 UT, I cannot null WKY OKC completely, but there is another Spanish station which I have suspected as KHJ Los Ángeles. However, this one seems really Mexican, mentions Hidalgo, timecheck in CDT and refers several times to ``88.9`` as its identity in passing; 1207 TC as ``7 con 7 minutos``, ``Panorama Informativo`` no doubt originating in México DF.

              Hard to get a fix on this one vs WKY but remains audible further SW than LA would be. Of the nine XEs on 930, this one is most proximate in Cantú:
              930 XESHT La Más Buena + FM 102.5 Saltillo, Coah. 1,000 250

              So is this the one relaying XHM Siempre 88.9? Whose website
              http://siempre889.com/la-estacion/
              says ``Comenzamos el día con Noticias en la emisión de Panorama Informativo con Alejandro Villalvazo (6:00 hrs.), continuamos con música en compañía de Charo Fernández (10:00 hrs...)``

              It`s an ACIR group station, so who`s ACIR on 930? Here`s the affiliate list sorted by program
              http://siempre889.com/la-estacion/cobertura-nacional/
              starting with Panorama Informativo; inconveniently without frequencies or calls, just cities and slogans, but there is nothing in Saltillo; so do any others match up on 930? The slogans are all too vague; only city-matches are Colima with Amor, and Veracruz with Mix, whatever those stations really are. Cantú for Colima shows Amor is 1430 & 99.7; Veracruz Mix is 1090 and 88.5, so dead ends there.

              Could this 930 Spanish be some other US station? None known anywhere around here in 2013 NRC AM Log. Unless e.g. KLUP in San Antonio has flipped; stranger things have happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 1000, Sept 30 at 0543 UT, ``la voz del pueblo es ¡La Rancherita!``, music. So strong I have to null it to hear KTOK. Cantú:
              1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
              No, it is NOT a daytimer! IRCA shows it irregular 24h with 5/1 kW; WRTH as 1 kW fulltime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO [and non]. 1030, Sept 29 at 1224 UT, romantic Mexican music, then ``en todas partes, Contesa`` (I think) also mentioning an FM, and 6:24 TC, back to music with a beat. Roughly WSW, and with it nulled I can hear KTWO WY with local weather. The UT -6 timecheck rules out Tijuana, leaving only these XE possibilities per Cantú:
              1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500
              1030 XEMPM Exa + FM 98.9 Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 1,000
              Maybe the word I heard was really Exa instead of Contesa (or Contessa) which leads nowhere on 1030. There is no US station in UT-6 except KTWO in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** MEXICO. 1300, Oct 1 at 1219 UT, Billy Joel`s ``Piano Man`` in English ending, then oddly timed opening of ``Radio México Noticias`` in Spanish from Grupo Radio México, originating in Chihuahua Capital, but this via XEP in Juárez. Usual dominant signal at SRS on day power of 38? kW, too bad for Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search Sept 27 at 0117-0122 UT: none found on 9 kHz steps with BFO, but 1521 het against 1520 KOKC; these 1-kHz ones are best heard without the BFO, just listening for the het, and surely this is the 2-megawatt in the northwestern corner of Saudi Arabia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic MW carrier search Oct 2 at 0110-0114: JBA ones on: 1305, 1215, 1206, 1053, 1026, 954, 945, 783, 774, 684 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 27 at 1205-1208 UT. JBAs on 594 --- this one seemingly westward rather than NW --- while there are several superpowers in Asia, there`s only a 50 kW in Victoria. Also from NW on 774, 972, 1053, usual Japanese, S Korean presumables (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 29 at 1214-1219 UT, JBAs: 594, loops N/S instead of NW/SE, so either very skewed or something else; correctly NW JBAs on 693, 774, 828, 882, 1053, 1134 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 1 at 1158-1201 UT: JBA on 693, 738, 747, 774, 882, 972, 1008; including NHK TS on 693: see JAPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** JAPAN. 693, Oct 1 at 1200, JBA 3+1 NHK timesignal, i.e. JOAB, NHK2,
              500 kW from Tokyo; among several other TP carriers; see UNIDENTIFIED
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** JAPAN. 774, Sept 30 at 1159 UT, 27 minutes before sunrise here, my TP carrier search below 1200 kHz finds only this one from the NW, and tho it`s JBA, I decide to zero-beat the BFO on it and see if I can hear a timesignal: yes! At 1200, there it is, 3 + 1, the final one higher pitched and prolonged, typical NHK style, so JOUB, 500 kW NHK-2 is for sure. Akita is on the far side of Honshu, west coast toward the north end, almost 40 degrees north, but this doesn`t prevent it from being one of the best TP signals into deep North America. Here`s how it might have sounded with slightly better reception, another NHK-2 recorded almost four sesquiyears ago:
              http://www.intervalsignals.net/files...chi_011107.m3u
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              Comment


              • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, September 27-October 3, 2013

                All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E/W longwire as specified

                These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

                ** CANADA. 960, Sept 30 at 0503-0505 UT during local KGWA Fox-hole, I am getting something clearer by shooting thru the open carrier than nulling it, with volume turned way up --- discussion in English of the Calgary Flames and other silly puckgame teams. Therefore CFAC Calgary, Alberta is not employing its 50 kW nighttime pattern which is cardioidish with deep null USward, but non-direxional daytime pattern. I`ve heard it a few times before this way, but normally no sign of it. I see in NRC AM Log 2013 it is now affiliated with ESPN --- is there a Canadian network version, or was I necessarily hearing a local origination segment? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                I have serious doubts whether CFAC has used night pattern at all this century. Always trivially easy here on west antennas in decent fall/winter cx. KAZ (Neil Kazaross, IL/WI, ABDX via DXLD)

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

                ** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sept 29 at 1202 UT, WKY goes seamlessly from Spanish to English for La Indomable`s `Sunday Morning Magazine`, pretending to be pubaffs instead of infomercial, in fact an episode I had heard a few weeks ago, with guest from Paragon Fine Homes, about tornado safety. Around 1225 second guest is promoting a kennel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, Sept 27 at 1228 UT, KOKP Perry with more problems: local morning talkshow out of Stillwater is burping, audio cutting off and on at the rate of about 144 times a minute = 2.4 times per second. Also seems weaker than it should be, making KMMQ Spanish Omaha market easier to hear in null. // 1580 KOKB Blackwell has no such problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Sept 29 at 1223 UT, KOKP Perry is *still* very out of order; no one at Triple Play Sports notices or cares? Modulation cutting on and off at rate of approx. 130 times per minute; with BFO I can tell this is also affecting the carrier, altho it does not go off completely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, Sept 30 at 1236 UT, KOKP Perry is *still* having severe problems, modulation cutting out every few seconds, and unusually weak, allowing easy null for Spanish music, presumed KMMQ in Nebraska. 1259 recheck it`s much stronger, making it easy to see on the DX-398 meter that the signal drops drastically along with the modulation but does not cut out completely. Now averaging once per second, but irregularly.

                Apparently KOKP is diligently switching from night to day facilities, powering up from 250 to 400 watts, and two different patterns, the broader day one normally putting a semi-local signal into Enid? Not exactly; official sunrise in Sept was already 1215 UT; October 1230. Its PSRA calls for 28 watts in September, no more due to KDKA until 10 watts in March. But if it can run 250 watts all night, why should it have a much lower PSRA??

                As usual, sibling station 1580 KOKB Blackwell has no such problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Oct 1 at 1217 UT, KOKP Perry is *still* breaking up severely, unlistenable for at least the fifth day in a row (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Oct 1 at 2000 UT, KOKP Perry has *finally* been fixed to keep modulating without hiccuping for the past pentaday, Fox Sports ID, 2003 George Carlin`s football vs baseball routine, a real classic and surely the best thing ever broadcast by Triple Play Sports Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Hello Glenn, Is it true that your 1640 agro/farm station is switching to oldies on Monday? Best wishes and 73's (Barry :-) Davies, Carlisle UK, Sept 28, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                Hi Barry, News to me; where did you hear that? Would not be surprised. This afternoon it`s football, Saturday afternoons being prime time for college football, but I think they were doing that anyway (Glenn to Barry via DXLD)

                http://www.angelfire.com/wi/dxmidame...rmatFlips.html
                (Barry, DXLD) Viz.:

                1640 WKSH WI Sussex Silent pending sale by Disney as of 9-29
                1680 KRJO*LA Monroe OLD C&W "Country Legends 1680", dropping OLD R&B 9-27
                1640 KOAG*OK Enid 2b OLD "True" starting Mon 9-3o 9-27
                (FormatFlips via DXLD)

                Trouble with F.F. is that sources aren`t stated. Also note the 1680 entry which I have already reported, but DXMA misses its interim format for a sesquiyear or so, News/Talk/Business. * means outside the DXMA prime interest area.

                As for 1640 Enid, the All-Ag format (originating with 250/7 watt KFLP 900 Floydada TX), will have lasted only half a sesquiyear; and its logo I availablized will become a collectors` item:
                http://www.w4uvh.net/koag.jpg

                Local radio gets zero coverage in the local press. I`ve looked around the Champlin Broadcasting and Chisholm Trail Broadcasting websites and find nothing about it. But have been monitoring 1640 more than usual:

                Sat Sept 28 around 1910 and still at 2215 UT, some college football game. UT Sunday Sept 29 at 0040, sales job opening promo from Champlin Broadcasting jointly ``KOAG and KZLS True Oldies``, back to All-Ag news for now. Apparently 1640 will be on the True Oldies satfeed, like KZLS 99.7 Mustang/OKC has been for quite a while now, so does that mean 99.7 will also be flipping to something else, or duplicated? TO is also on KLIO 1070 Wichita audible here. Sunday morning circa 1230 UT it`s still Ag for one more day? I suppose call change will also be made ASAP, as our 1640 X-bander has yet to find an identity that worx. Meanwhile, next January`s ag expo in Enid will again be sponsored by KNID, not KOAG (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Sept 30 at 1239 UT, KOAG Enid is still All-Ag with market report, constant humbuzz on carrier. Maybe will flip later today to True Oldies as rumored? 1607 UT, still ``the Farm Station, all-ag, all-day``. [See also USA: 1070 KLIO Wichita, just flipped from True Oldies to ESPN Deportes!](gh)

                ** OKLAHOMA. David Yocis says the FCC CDBS shows 1640 changing from KOAG to KZLS so the new format stays with the previous call. Most of the day Monday Sept 30, 1640 was still ``The Farm Station, All-Ag`` but there`s music at 0027 UT Tuesday October 1. 0028 ``True Oldies Channel`` slogan, ``Hotel California``. Listening on a noisy receiver, too close to the computer, the signal suddenly weakens at 0030, which is not the correct time to cut from 10 to 1 kW, Sept LSS being 0045 UT (to be 0000 in October; LSR 1215 in Sept, 1230 in Oct) (finally straightened out these times from previous posts).

                Richard N Allen, near Perry OK, heard a KZLS legal ID on 1640 but as Hennessey-OKC, instead of Enid-OKC, Hennessey being the closest town to the transmitter site, so are they really abandoning Enid as City of License? X-band 1640, of course, was originally supposed to *replace* KCRC 1390, which never happened. Richard also heard promos still referring to 99.7, the ex-True Oldies sibling, which is now Hank FM, KNAH (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA. Since news arrived that 1640 KOAG Enid would soon as of Sept 30 flip to True Oldies, which has been on its sibling station 99.7 KZLS Mustang, I monitor the latter Sept 29 at 2246 UT, and find it has already flipped to: ``Country Legends 99.7, Hank FM``. Altho did not hear legal ID; on the caradio have to be careful not to confuse it with the CCI from Wichita.

                (1680 KRJO Monroe LA also just flipped to Country Legends, but no Hank; tried // but music was not the same). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

                ``Branding: HANK FM
                Slogan: Plays Everything Country
                First air date: March 25th, 2005
                Format: Country music & Classic Country
                Owner: Envision Radio Networks
                Website: http://hankfmradio.com

                Hank FM is the on-air brand name of several radio stations in the United States and Canada. Stations using the Hank FM brand name typically air a country music & Classic Country format, and promote themselves as less strictly formatted than other country music stations, airing both new country and classic country music. They generally use the slogan (He) Plays Everything Country on their country music "Hank FM" branded radio stations or "Plays Country Legends" on their Classic Country "Hank FM" radio stations.

                The format was conceived and is owned by Howard Kroeger - creator of the BOB FM format. Kroeger also provides the voice for HANK. The name may be inspired by legendary country musician Hank Williams. However, one station currently branded as Hank FM is not consistent with the format of the other stations, using the brand name for an adult hits format more similar to the Jack or Bob formats.

                Hank FM stations
                Kalispell, Montana - KHNK
                Glen Rose, Texas - KTFW-FM
                Savannah, Georgia - WGCO
                See also Hank FM stations in North America
                KHNK (Kalispell, MT)
                KTFW (Glen Rose, TX)
                WANK* (Tallahasse [sic], FL)
                WLHK (Indianapolis, IN)``

                Ha, now it`s falling into place, as another of Champlin`s properties, KQOB 96.9, hijacked from Enid halfway to OKC market, has been ``Bob`` for several years. Wiki hasn`t yet caught up with OK developments, so how about the WTFDA FM database, searching merely on Hank, finding several others:

                KTFW-FM 92.1 GLEN ROSE TX HANK FM CLASSIC COUNTRY
                KOME-FM 95.3 MERIDIAN TX 92.1 HANK FM EVERYTHING COUNTRY
                KHNK 95.9 COLUMBIA FALLS MT 95.9 HANK FM COUNTRY
                WLXO 96.1 STAMPING GROUND KY HANK 96.1 CLASSIC COUNTRY
                WLHK 97.1 SHELBYVILLE IN HANK FM COUNTRY
                WGCO 98.3 MIDWAY GA HANK FM CLASSIC COUNTRY
                WANK 99.9 LAFAYETTE FL 99.9 HANK FM ADULT HITS
                CJHK-FM 100.7 BRIDGEWATER NS HANK FM COUNTRY
                WDVH-FM 101.7 TRENTON FL 101.7 HANK FM CLASSIC COUNTRY
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                99.7, Sept 30 at 1602 UT finally catch legal ID from the new ``Hank FM``, ex-True Oldies: ``We`re proud to be KNAH, Mustang-Oklahoma City`` --- ha ha, that`s HANK spelt backwards --- so new it`s still not in FCC FM Query, unassigned, with 99.7 Mustang still coming up as KZLS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Oct 1 at 1900 UT, legal TOH ID for FCC Facility 87168, as ``KZLS, Hennessey-Oklahoma City``, no mention of Enid since it flipped yesterday from KOAG All-Ag to True Oldies, ex-99.7 FM Mustang. FCC website is allegedly out of service thanks to a minority of anti-government Republican wackos who axually got elected into the government thru the stupidity of too many Americans.

                But FCC AM Query is still working and I don`t think I am looking at a cache, tho I have gone to the 87168 page before. It still shows *ENID* as the *only* city of license, and has made the call switch from KOAG to KZLS. It seems Mr Champlin is all too eager to divorce himself from his Enid roots with yet another station edging away from us.

                But then, when I click on the call sign changes link,
                http://www.fcc.gov/shutdown-page.htm...&Callsign=KZLS
                I do get an out of service redirect: ``We regret the disruption, but during the Federal Government-wide shutdown, the FCC is limited to performing duties that are immediately necessary for the safety of life or the protection of property. FCC online systems will not be available until further notice.``

                Anyhow, we now enjoy having a local quality signal for a while on True Oldies, especially since we have lost it on FM from OKC and AM from Wichita. And fortunately, the buzz constantly accompanying All-Ag has also been removed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                ** U S A. Noted on the caradio while in a hot-spot, relatively lo-noise mall parking lot in the western side of Enid, on daytime groundwave:

                850, Oct 1 at 2002 UT, two very weak signals with slow SAH, one in English = KOA Denver at the extreme edge of its range, and one in Spanish = KJON Carrollton (Metroplex) TX (hijacked from Anadarko OK).

                1270, Oct 1 at 2005 UT, two stations with very slow SAH, one in Spanish = KRVT Claremore (Tulsa) OK, one in English = KSCB Liberal KS. Ads after the news include for local business, and then for homes mentioning Liberal, Kansas, removing any doubt, another one at the extreme edge of its 5 kW ND groundwave just across from the OK panhandle near Guymon (tho KGYN 1210 is always in with twice the power ND). Then into a talkshow which is anything but Liberal.

                1610, Oct 1 at 2008 UT, hum from the abandoned but still powered-up TIS at Great Salt Plains State Park, NW of Enid. It becomes much more audible on the road just north of Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 860, Sept 30 at 1229 UT, another regular polka from KKOW Pittsburg KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A [and non]. 870, Sept 27 at 1222 UT, XETAR in Chihuahua which earlier has the channel to itself, now suffers from other Spanish CCI, from further north/west making SAH of about 5 Hz; 1224 ID as ``870, La ----?, Univisión América, Las Vegas`` with norteña. This is really KLSQ, COL Whitney, Nevada, 5000/430 watts. Its FCC September sunrise is not until 1315 (Oct: 1345 UT), so should have been on 430 watt night power direxional rather than 5 kW day power non-direxional. No PSRA is in the FCC correspondence folder. Night pattern throws a huge lobe to the NW, with three bitty lobes to the SSW, SE and E:
                http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...6479-79198.pdf
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 960, Sept 29 at 0502 UT during local KGWA Fox-Hole, in its open-carrier null I am mainly hearing blues music, announcement mentions ``Mississippi Delta`` and a celebrity(?) urges ``listen to this station`` which is no doubt WABG Greenwood. Haven`t heard it in quite a while during this window; propagational, or dependent on slipping into day power and pattern? New NRC Pattern Book shows ND day, a minor lobe this way at nite (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1070, Sept 30 at 1237 UT, wow, it`s really flip-day all around. True Oldies contracts must be expiring, as KLIO Wichita is suddenly in Spanish sports! Discussing Manchester United and other British SBG teams. Could not believe my ears at first, but it`s certainly the KLIO groundwave signal from that direxion, usual fast SAH when nulled with remnant KNX (KLIO being the one off-frequency). 1241 still fútbol talk, and numerous program promos never mentioning the station/network, but including multiple timezones from Eastern to Pacific, so it`s not from México. Altho also discusses Liga MX game schedule; 1245 text jingle repeating 643-776 over and over, the same as EVR(?), whatever that means. 1246 program promo finally mentions in passing ESPN Deportes Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1070, Sept 30 [not 23 as in original report] at 2300 UT, since KLIO Wichita has unexpectedly flipped from True Oldies Channel to ESPN Deportes, have they also changed callsign, like 99.7 OKC from KZLS to KNAH? No, heard legal ID switched to English, altho with a Spanish accent, still KLIO. And so a once heritage station, KFDI has come to this, like WKY in Oklahoma City (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1440, Sept 27 at 1212 UT mentions an address in Wray, 6:12 TC, morning show, plays ``Can`t Help Falling in Love with You`` but with a (reggae?) beat. Blasted away by Spanish at *1215, as KTNO The Metroplex TX goes to 50 kW day pattern. I had been listening to:
                KRDZ Wray CO, 5000/212 watts U1, but with a PSRA of up to 500 watts from Sept thru April, unneeded in summer. It`s in northeast CO right next to NE and KS, a tri-state area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1680, Sept 27 at 0118 UT, KRJO Monroe LA has a fast SAH similar to what I heard around sunrise, and a bit of other audio when I null KRJO. I was hoping it would be Spanish, but by 0120 fades in as English, so likely WPRR in Michigan.

                Another 1680 remote possibility is the NAU station in Flagstaff AZ, ``KJAK``, part 15 or maybe a bit more, as Mike Sanburn reminds us, which you won`t find in the listings. Strangely enough, FCC AM Query shows KJAK is not assigned to any other AM station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** U S A. 1680, Sept 29 around 0038 UT, KRJO Monroe LA with a couple IDs as ``Classic Country 16-80``, not ``Country Legends`` as I originally heard. Not sure if they are alternatives, one primary, one secondary, or a permanent change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 29 at 1203 UT in WKY OKC null, weak music in Spanish, so KHJ, LA? Next song is in English, same or something else? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Could KLUP San Antonio have flipped?

                Comment


                • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, October 4-10, 2013

                  These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes
                  utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as

                  http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                  And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                  http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                  All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                  http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                  All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan
                  stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E-W longwire as specified

                  ** MEXICO. 560, Oct 9 at 1200 UT, super-hype voice actor (SHVA) with full ID for XESRD, preceded and followed by gobierno PSAs. Cantú:
                  560 XESRD La Tremenda +FM 89.3 Santiago Papasquiaro, Dgo. 10,000 1,000
                  Also CCI from another XE further to the east/south, but nothing from El Norte (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 610 & 650, Oct 4 at 1203 UT, same Spanish newscast // and synchronized, stronger on 650, i.e. XETNT Los Mochis, and XEGS 610 Guasave, Sinaloas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 660, Oct 4 at 1203 UT, ``Hotel California``, then live DJ/newscaster with 6:05 TC at 1205 UT en ``La Lupe`, béisbol scores, so a little of everything, from:
                  660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
                  as in Cantú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 700, Oct 9 at 1223 UT, adstring mentioning Parral, 1225 dead air with hum slightly growing, which lasts until it finally comes to life again at 1231.5 with more ads, starting to fade; 1234 live announcer discussing béisbol, timecheck, mentions an FM on .3; Cantú:
                  700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000
                  and no doubt the same station as logged several times before on 700 with hummy dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 760, Oct 10 at 1201 UT, YL with headlines in Spanish interspersed with rapid beats of single-tone sounders; 1203 over to OM with more detailed news including murders in BCS. Loops N/S and probably from 70/10 kW XEABC in the DF, altho there are three others in that general direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 770, Oct 7 at 1227 UT, gobierno federal promo for La Hora Nacional Sunday at 10 pm (same heard on some other station this morning), ad for internet provider totalplay.mx and 1228 jingle for Los 40 Principales, Sinaloa state government PSA. So it`s per Cantú:
                  770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 820, Oct 7 at 1236 UT, WBAP in a fade so no problem hearing Spanish political commentary mainly about events in Washington looping WSW; then WBAP resurges. Recently IDed XEABCA here, but there is another possibility from the Los Mochis hotspot; Cantú:
                  820 XEABCA Radio Frontera Mexicali, B.C. 3,500 500
                  820 XEUDO Radio UdeO (Univ de Occidente) + FM 89.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 850, Oct 7 at 1220 UT, timecheck for 7:20, Milenio Radio program promos mentioning 103.7, Chihuahua, easy with KOA nulled. So it has to be XEM again, but the time there is CST = 6:20! Maybe just a mistake, or cut from DF feed and timezone to local items. Cantú:
                  850 XEM Milenio Radio + FM 103.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 980, Oct 9 at 1215 UT, competing with KMBZ, I hear ``radio Rosita`` mentioned, tho unlikely a station name, points to XENR in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila. Strangely, Cantú locates it in a nearby town:
                  980 XENR Radio 980 Melchor Múzquiz, Coah. 5,000 500
                  [Cantú is unreliable for accents; I had to add the ú as per maps]
                  But IRCA Mexican Log 2012 and WRTH 2013 put it in Nueva Rosita. At least they all agree on the powers. Another town nearby is Sabinas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 1100, Oct 7 at 1202 UT, M&W with lo-key news in Spanish, loops WSW/ENE; 1207 losing to QRMusic. I don`t get much weak-signal DX on 1100 due to a birdie in the DX-398. Looks like one of only two in N/W XE-land, per Cantú:
                  1100 XEBAC Radio Asunción + FM 95.7 Bahía Asunción, B.C.S. 1,000 D
                  1100 XENAS Única + FM 95.5 Navojoa, Son. 1,000 500
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 1180, Oct 4 at 1212 UT, Spanish music from southwest, have to minimize IBOC noise from evil KFAQ 1170 Tulsa; ``éxitos --- Ke Buena ``. Music really hyper; we`re awake now; likewise the SHVA announcing; 1215 lotería PSA, 1216 adds Chihuahua to Ke Buena, so:
                  1180 XEJK Ke buena + FM 95.3 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 1550, Oct 6 at 1107 UT, ``La Rancherita 15-50`` ID overtaking KAPE Girardeau. Of only 4 XEs on 1550, Cantú shows it`s:
                  1550 XENU La Rancherita Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 5,000 250
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. 2910, Oct 6 at 1055 UT very poor signal with music, no doubt persistent third harmonic of 970 XEVT, Villahermosa, Tabasco. Still audible at 1146 with music, then talk. Terry Krueger in FL recently logged this too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search Oct 8 at 1231 finds only 774, likely Japan, and at 1234 UT, 1053 kHz, likely S Korean jammer. (Also still something on 541 like last evening which I conclude must be of local origin) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 738, Oct 6 at 1152 UT, JBA carrier loops E-W, apropos for Tahiti, while no other TP carriers found from NW, nor a few later chex on the prime spots from Japan, 747, 774 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 880, Oct 6 at 1135 UT, romantic music with repetitive lyric, ``El Amor``, making fast SAH with KRVN. As I try to null one or the other, this one is from the SSE or the SE. There are no Mexicans in Yucatán or QR, further east than Veracruz or Tabasco, so suspect R. Progreso`s 12 kW outlet in the western tip of Cuba at Mantua, Pinar del Río. Unfortunately there`s no SW // to compare, as the new 4765 runs only from 0030 to 0400. Sunrise time fits: in PdR today 1128 UT per Gaisma.com which claims Cuba is not on DST now, but UT -5. Timeanddate.com however reaffirms that DST in Cuba lasts until November 3; coinciding with Yankee Imperialism (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Oct 7 at 0107 UT, lite het upon 1520 KOKC, probably Saudi Arabia; no other TA carrier frequencies detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  Comment


                  • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, October 4-10, 2013

                    All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E/W longwire as specified

                    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which
                    may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                    These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by =======
                    Within each, they are in frequency order

                    ** OKLAHOMA. 1150, Oct 10 at 1214 UT, something else audible with N/S KSAL Salina KS nulled, mentioning local event in Krebs, which is a dead giveaway for KNED, confirmed by the next mention of McAlester. This Okie is too far to be audible on groundwave, as KSAL owns 1150 in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1210, Oct 4 at 0534 UT, no KGYN Guymon, which for weeks/months has been reliably shooting signal toward us and Philadelphia at night; maybe got their null working, but can`t even be sure it`s on the air at all. In full daytime at 1825 UT, when it is normally audible weakly on groundwave, still missing tho there may be a JBA carrier on 1210. I went on a DXpedition around the block to check the caradio in some spots avoiding local noise sources. For two other 1210s logged, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** OKLAHOMA. Three other stations logged again on 1210; See USA. Meanwhile, still no sign day or night of KGYN Guymon OK on 1210, presumed off the air (or running night pattern 24h? Instead of day pattern 24h?). Their accessible Facebook site is however active and up to date with current weather (freeze warning), stuff about SBGs, hunting, etc., and nothing found about being silent on 1210. Nor anything out of the ordinary on http://kgynradio.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, Oct 4-6, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Oct 7 at 1231 UT, C&W music, 1232 ``US Country`` ID, so I finally manage to hear KGYN Guymon again, but poor signal. Either on reduced power, or atoning for running ND day pattern 24 hours for months, by running night pattern 24h now, with null toward us and Philly. Yesterday I had asked David Cole in Goodwell to check whether KGYN was on the air, and he said it was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Oct 9 at 0122 UT C&W music on good signal again, ``Running Out of Moonlight`` back-announce [not yet!], 0125 KGYN ID. Finally must be back on day pattern 24h instead of night pattern 24h (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                    ** U S A. 820, Oct 7 at 0607 UT, Redeye Radio from WBAP has a slight reverb echo on it, especially when nulled, no doubt from other 820 affiliate, WWBA in Largo FL, 50/1 kW. I wonder if they make an effort to synchronize, compensating for a satellite delay to FL from originating TX, minimizing echo which could be a lot worse between them than here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 980, Oct 10 at 1210 UT, Spanish preacher referencing several 832-area code phone numbers, and looping SSE/NNW so that means Houston, i.e. KQUE, Rosenberg-Richmond, with address in Pasadena, R. Aleluya (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1030, Oct 6 at 1209 UT, `Cowboy Corner` show loops NW/SE, soon losing to biz radio station. So is it KTWO or KBUF? Show`s list
                    http://www.cowboycorner.com/stations.html
                    has it on both! But KBUF Garden City KS at 5 am Sunday (CDT), KTWO Casper WY at 6 am Sunday (MDT), so it`s KTWO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1110, Oct 7 at 1212 UT, talk in S Asian language mentions English terms ``Islamic Association of Carrollton`` and ``Islamic Association of North Texas``; 1214 brief Qur`an bits mixed with S Asian talk. NRC AM Log 2013 shows KVIL, Mineral Wells TX as ethnic ``Radio Dhanak``, 50 kW daytime, 38 kW critical hours. A.k.a. Pakistani American Radio: http://www.1110amradio.com/index.html
                    so I wonder if it`s all in Urdu or not. Makes slow SAH with KFAB; by half an hour later I`m only hearing KFAB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1210, Oct 4 at 0534 UT in the absence(? See OKLAHOMA) of KGYN, some Spanish religion is looping N/S, presumably the HCJB-related outlet KUBR San Juan TX, 10/5 kW U4, which is // 890, unattempted to match them now. NRC Pattern Book 2013 shows KUBR is supposed to shoot most signal west, not north, but both are suspected of ignoring night direxional requirements (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1210, Oct 6 at 1144 UT, M&W discussing alabanzas, and I can barely make it // 890, so the RGV gospel-huxters affiliated with HCJB, formerly known as ``World Radio Network``: 1210 KUBR San Juan, and 890 KVOZ Del Mar Hills. Don`t be fooled by the McAllen studio/office address for both of them: San Juan is near McAllen, but DMH, too small for Rand McNally index, is a suburb of Laredo. Meanwhile, still no sign day or night of KGYN Guymon OK on 1210; see OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1210, Oct 7 at 1211 UT tune-in, immediate ID as ``la nueva Radio Cristiana network``, surely KUBR in San Juan TX. See also OKLAHOMA: KGYN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1690, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1210, Oct 6 at 1214 UT, country music, slogan sounds like ``Truckin` 92`` or somethin` rhymin`; hmm, could that be KGYN`s FM side KKBS 92.7 simul? No, NRC AM Log leads to KHAT, Laramie WY, 10/1 kW U2, ``Buckin` Country 92` (simulcasting its FM, KDAD 92.5; that slogan must allude to the WY license plate design, still?). KHAT is ND day, but it`s still officially night when pattern should head westward (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1690, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1210, Oct 4 at 1225 UT, weather on KOKK, assisted by absence(?) of KGYN altho close to right angles since this is Huron, SD, U4 5000/870. Is it official October sunrise yet there? Doubt it, but FCC now blox AM Query completely, so can`t look that up {why is that necessary? It`s all automated, anyway}; NRC Pattern Book shows nite signal goes NW, day signal SE. That might be confusing to area listeners who only get it day, or only at nite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1210, Oct 6 at 1219 UT, ad for non-local seed company; 1220 National Guard PSA, fortunately with a South Dakota tag, so KOKK Huron is in again, yet another station facilitated by silent KGYN OK.

                    You might wonder how Huron SD got named, so far inland from the Great Lake? Wikipedia says: ``Huron was named for the Huron Indians. Exactly who gave it the name was never established, apparently either Marvin Hughitt or someone in the Chicago office of the C&NW railroad company.``

                    Encyclopædia Britannica (congrats, gets top Google hit ahead of Wiki) on Huron Indians (a.k.a. Wyandot, various spellings) says they started out along the St Lawrence, were eventually pushed to Kansas and Indian Terr., no mention of SD. Wiki says they are HQ in today`s OK at Wyandotte. And no mention of Dakota there either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1690, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1550, Oct 6 at 1106 UT, reference to Cape Girardeau, presumed KAPE which is 5000/48 watts, and leaping over KLFJ `Branson` which often dominates. Maybe KAPE has a higher PSRA which I can`t look up with FCC shutdown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 580, Oct 4 at 0512 UT, with WIBW nulled, fast rippling SAH and weak station playing soul/gospel music. NRC AM Log 2013 shows a few music-format stations on 580, the most likely ones by format, direxion and proximity, if not nominal nite powers are:
                    WACQ Tuskegee AL, U1 500/139, Rock/Old -CM ``Classic Hits 850`` [sic]
                    WELO Tupelo MS, U1 770/ 95, UC:AC, ``Tupelo`s Heart & Soul``
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 1140, Oct 4 before and after 0530 UT, Spanish music making fast SAH with XEMR nulled as much as possible. Suspect it`s KLTK in Centerton (Rogers) AR, which has fooled us before pretending to be ``La más Mexicana``; trouble is, it`s supposed to be 5 kW daytime only, non-direxional, all per NRC AM Log 2013. The other 5 Mexicans on 1140 are all beyond Monterrey, not in the north or west (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 1521 & 1539, Oct 6 at 1049 UT, weak hets against 1520 and 1540 stations, audible on FRG-7 only with E-W longwire, so can`t DF them, but unlikely trans-Pacific as there is nothing listed over 10 kW anywhere in the Pacific or East Asia. I vaguely recall that this also happened a few years ago, and assumed to be matching spurs from some domestic 1530 station; was it ever IDed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    Comment


                    • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, October 11-17, 2013

                      These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes
                      utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                      http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                      And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                      http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                      All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                      http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                      All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E-W longwire as specified

                      ** CUBA. 890 // 900, Oct 16 at 0608, same song in Spanish from SE vs CCI on both, surely R. Progreso, Chambas, Ciego de Ávila, and much further San Germán, Holguín, respectively, 200 and 50 kW per WRTH. There are also CMBC`s listed on 810, 820, 850, 880, 920, 940, etc., etc., which one might also be able to log by // to 890 if not 4765 at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 540, Oct 16 at 1200 UT, partial ID mentions 95.9 FM, Ciudad de México, and the four descending XEW chimes, then news headlines with liners as ``info-radio``(?), mentions Planeta; 1203 already into English music ``When You`re Smiling`` (Satchmo?), then DJ discussing it in Spanglish.

                      From Cantú this appears to be the XEWA in Monterrey, which is W Radio and presumably relaying from the DF, XEW-900 and 96.9 (not 95.9 as I thought I heard); rather than the other XEWA in SLP, despite the power disparity:
                      540 XEWA W Radio Monterrey, N.L. 1,500 1,000
                      540 XEWA Los 40 Principales + FM 103.9 San Luís Potosí 150,000 150,000
                      Looped roughly SSW, both in about the same direxion. By nulling this, I could also hear another SS further west, presumably usual XETX in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 550, Oct 15 at 1231 UT, full ID for XEPL FM and AM, Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, ``La Super-Estación``. 5000/150 watts per IRCA. Our sunrise-skip window is latening, with bottom of the band still open, our Enid sunrise today 1239. In a couple sesquiweeks it will surpass 1300 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 610, Oct 11 at 1203 UT ``Sabinas al Día`` morning news, ``aquí en la región carbonita`` (coal-mining area), mixing more with KCSP Kansas City than with XEGS in Guasave, Sinaloa, which usually dominates a bit later. Cantú:
                      610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
                      Have not yet heard ``La Primera`` slogan as also in WRTH, IRCA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO [and non]. 620, Oct 14 at 1201 UT, segué from norteña music to national anthem --- this is really a fine piece of music and I don`t tire of hearing it, especially this orchestral rendition, yet multi-verse so you never know when the final cadence will really end it, and so you don`t have to hear the bloodthirsty war-mongering lyrix, rendered instead by violins.

                      1205 segué to also fine Chihuahua state anthem, this with lyrix by baritone. 1206 full ID by SHVA for La Norteñita, XEBU 91.7 and 620 with 25 kW, ``llegando a Ud. en alta definición`` --- really? Maybe IBOC on FM? Never hear the noise around it on AM, unlike from KMIK 620 The Metroplex, which this habitually dominates on sunrise skip (and much of the night as well).

                      (Not sure if KMIK is IBOC at nite, as no problem with 610 and 630 signals; in daytime KMIK colludes with KWPN 640 Moore OK to IBOCize everything from 610 to 660; BTW, on 640 you`re more likely to hear an ID with its ex-call WWLS, now applying to 98.1.)

                      The 25 kW presumably applies to 91.7, as 620 power is listed as 5/1 kW in WRTH, 10/1 kW in IRCA, and Cantú:
                      620 XEBU La Norteñita + FM 91.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000

                      Thanks to non-direxionality and southern-advantage, even if really running 1 kW at night, XEBU is the dominant 620 here, as we`re in a `hole` among US stations, all of the nearest ones with nulls more or less toward OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 630, Oct 13 at 1159 UT, ``Somos Radio México, Monterrey``, i.e. XEFB, that being their group rather than specific slogan. Oops, I see XEFB is missing from the 2012 IRCA Mexican log; hope they got it in the 2013 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 680, Oct 12 at 1211 UT, timecheck for 6:12, phone numbers; 1212 now it`s ``6:14`` so the studio clock must be a sesquiminute fast; then guy on the phone with detailed ``estado del tiempo`` weather forecast for the entire nation; must have mentioned every state, until 1220 finally gets to ``nuestra región del Pacífico norte``, outro as named Rodríguez; 1221 ``desde Guasave, Sinaloa, Noticias en Punto --- Multimedios``. Then on to a report on ``estado de fresas`` --- strawberries?? They are measured in cubic meters, ``almacenados`` with impressive flow rates --- oh, it`s about *presas* = dams and their storage and release capacity, etc. at 1223. Cantú:
                      680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sinaloa 1,000 500
                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 690, Oct 16 at 1210 UT, promo with 800-numbers, XEN with full ID, 100,000 watts, street address, Grupo Radio Centro, amid a show which runs from 6 am to 1 pm (CT). KGGF nulled. Cantú:
                      690 XEN La 69 México, DF 100,000 5,000
                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 700, Oct 11 at 1224 UT, ``La Poderosa`` ID and romantic song; earlier there was some hum, but no big deadair pause today from:
                      700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000
                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 700, Oct 12 at 1225 UT, choral NA is playing at odd time; 1226 bit of a song about Chihuahua and Parral, then ID for ``XEGD, La Poderosa``, and also FM on 90.3, ``sistema combo``; full name of city ``Hidalgo del Parral`` is rarely heard. Hidalgo means noble or aristocrat, but probably derived here from name of an historical figure. This station habitually gets off to a rough start in the mornings, with dead air, hum, variable sign-ons, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO [and non]. 720, Oct 11 at 1209 UT, studio talk show pauses for Grupo Radio Centro plug, romantic song in English, loops WSW, so no doubt the only Mexican in the northwest, per Cantú:
                      720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
                      then mixing with another Spanish station much further east which I can still hear by nulling the first one, but that`s not XEDE in Saltillo now, instead KSAH Universal City TX, since San Antonio mentioned, and 1216 UT ad in Spanish for A-1 Car Stereo, on I-10, and also has 877- toll-free number. KSAH is listed with ESPN Deportes, but this may have been a local show as well as local ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 780, Oct 12 at 1206 UT, full ID for ``La Poderosa``, ``25 años sirviendo a la región``, XESFT, also FM 103.7, ``Grupo Radiorama, la cadena que une a México``, then live show about Tamaulipas. Cantú:
                      780 XESFT La Triple T + FM 103.7 San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
                      Did not hear the ``Triple T`` slogan mentioned, but maybe missed it. This with KSPI Stillwater OK completely nulled, and it`s too late for WBBM to be a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO [and non]. 780-, Oct 16 at 0614 UT, some station is now off-frequency enough to the lo side to make a lo audible het with WBBM, approx. opposite direxion, as it`s not Pueblo music which makes only a slow SAH with WBBM. At 1216 UT with KSPI OK nulled, I am again hearing that het with a station in Spanish, but stepping up and down to nearby frequencies with BFO, KSPI is also off to the lo side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 810, Oct 12 at 1228 UT, rough hum loops NE/SW, overcome at 1229 by WHB KC as it pops onto day power and pattern, but can still hear the hum for a while. Only two XEs in the NW part of the country:
                      810 XESB Radio Mexicana +FM 94.9 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 1,000 1,000
                      810 XERSV Tribuna Radio Cd. Obregón, Son. 5,000 D
                      per Cantú, so XESB is most likely. Altho KXOI, Crane (Odessa) TX is on the way with Spanish religion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 850, Oct 13 at 1220 UT, ``Milenio Radio, 103.7, éxitos de todos los tiempos``, then Elvis` Love Me Tender (in English), i.e. from XEM Chihuahua city, easy with KOA nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 900, Oct 12 at 1202 UT, federal PSAs, ID only as ``900``, 1203 teléfonos en cabina 83-77-97-73 y 83-79-88-39 for call-ins to live show from Iglesia de --- Impacto. Googling on Mexican phone numbers is usually unproductive and so are these, but there is an Iglesia de Alto Impacto of the Disciples of Christ in Monterrey NL, as I already strongly suspect this is XEOK, OK?

                      You might think http://radioacir.net would go to network HQ in the DF, but it`s axually XEOK`s own page, and displays the two phone numbers at the bottom, except 83-77-95-73 instead of the -97- I must have miscopied.

                      (Why didn`t USA just go to 8-digit local phone numbers, immediately dekamating the availabilities, rather than messing with overlaying and cleaving more and more area codes, requiring 11-digit dialing??)

                      Beware: website autolaunches audio whether wanted or not. Cantú:
                      900 XEOK OK 900 AM Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 2,500
                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO [and non]. 970, Oct 16 at 0609 UT, really lovely heartfelt version of ``Malagueña Salerosa``, maybe Linda Ronstadt? But no back-announce, just 0612 ID as ``La Jota Mexicana, 970-AM``, i.e. XEJ, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Salerosa refers to salt, salty? Witty? What does it really connote in this title? Google translate can`t handle saleroso/a at all.

                      950 and 970 stations have no problem getting past my local 960 KGWA, while my other 1 kW local, 1390 KCRC, blox its adjacent channels and desensitizes even further ones (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 1030, Oct 16 at 1243 UT, two stations in Spanish, one of which IDs as 103.3 y 970, Radio Fórmula, i.e. relaying the network flagship in the DF; Cantú does not cross-reference 103.3 on the 970 frequency listing, but separately does have 103.3 as XERFR too. Per 1030 listing this one is:
                      1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500
                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO [and non]. 1060, Oct 13 at 1206 UT, Radio Educación ID amid heavy CCI, mainly from KIJN Farwell TX, the cheating 10 kW all-night ``daytime`` gospel-huxter on the NM border, playing praise music in Spanish, and also easily recognizable by the fast SAH it makes with anything else. When that`s nulled, XEEP confronts KGFX opposite from SD; see U S A.

                      Lucky XEEP in the DF is now the only Mexican left with a nationally clear channel on MW, 100/20 kW, but does little good up here. (XEB 1220 now confronts a daytimer in Saltillo). They ought to upgrade their SW to fulltime, high power, and preferably better frequencies than 6185; that`ll never happen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) And why should they cut to only 20 kW at nite on 1060???

                      ** MEXICO. 1180, Oct 13 at 0559 UT, full ID for XEDCH and its FM; hardly any R. Rebelde problem, but instead from KFAQ Tulsa 1183 IBOC noise, and KZOT 1180 Nebraska, but the latter can be nulled. Yes, XEDCH is the call I heard instead of as in current Cantú:
                      1180 XEJK Ke buena + FM 95.3 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500

                      IRCA Mexican Log 2012 does list it as XEDCH, 5000/250 watts // XHDCH 95.3. WRTH 2013 splits the difference with XEDCH, 5000/1500 watts. All agree on the Ke Buena slogan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      UNIDENTIFIED. 541.2, Oct 12 at 0051, carrier hetting 540 stations. I am still not quite certain whether this is a local device, or perhaps a real station, off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search, Oct 13 at 0046-0051: JBA on 1521, 1215, 1152, 1044, 882 kHz, not necessarily in that order, and not 783 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic carrier search Oct 14 at 0052-0056 UT: JBA on 882, 945, 1053, 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search Oct 16 at 0056-0059: JBA detectable only on 774, 783 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      Comment


                      • Domestic DX to Enid OK, October 11-17, 2013

                        All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E/W longwire as specified

                        These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                        http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                        And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                        http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                        All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                        http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                        These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

                        ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Oct 13 circa 1845 UT on caradio, and any other daytime, KEOR Catoosa/Tulsa (really Sperry site), now has enough signal to believe it is really running 7 kW as called for in its CP, ex-2 kW: respectable but of course always weaker signal compared to 50 kW KFAQ 1170, R. Victoria with its Spanish praise music and preaching. Also seems reliably on the air now after months of sporadicity. And have not heard this daytimer for sure lately at night vs KMOX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Oct 17 at 1420-1427 UT on caradio, KEOR Sperry is open carrier/dead air, but silent signal seems still up to the 7 kW level (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** OKLAHOMA. KGYN 1210 inaudible again: see USA: KUBR log
                        WBBZ 1230 possibly with Coast to Coast? see UNIDENTIFIED

                        ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Oct 13 circa 1845 UT on caradio, no signal audible from KGYN Guymon, which normally reaches Enid on groundwave. Also on DX-398 at home after 0500 Oct 14, still can`t hear KGYN, so if on the air at all, must be keeping to night pattern also in day, null toward Philadelphia and Enid. Finally at 1214 UT Oct 14 I can barely hear it with adstring, 1216 KGYN weather, 1216 ``US Country``. Whatever signal they have is now getting an SRS boost (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                        ** U S A [and non]. 720, Oct 11 at 1209 UT, studio talk show pauses for Grupo Radio Centro plug, romantic song in English, loops WSW, so no doubt the only Mexican in the northwest, per Cantú:
                        720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
                        then mixing with another Spanish station much further east which I can still hear by nulling the first one, but that`s not XEDE in Saltillo now, instead KSAH Universal City TX, since San Antonio mentioned, and 1216 UT ad in Spanish for A-1 Car Stereo, on I-10, also has 877- toll-free number. KSAH is listed with ESPN Deportes, but this may have been a local show as well as local ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 810, Oct 15 at 0551 UT as I am dozing off, song outro ``on KLVZ`` in English, i.e. Brighton CO, 430 watts night with a little lobe towards us while WHB Kansas City provides a big null, not a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 880, Oct 11 at 1230 UT, talk in Navajo with some English terms thrown in; therefore, KHAC Window Rock AZ/Tse Bonito NM. May have been a bit of Spanish too, soon losing to English religion, probably KLRG; while KRVN keeps nulled 90 degrees away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 880, Oct 15 at 1229 UT, man singing hymn in presumed Navajo, 1233 into `Unshackled` in English; KHAC making SAH of about 5 Hz, but way over KRVN just before sunrise here, long before sunrise in Window Rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1010, Oct 16 at 1229 UT, promos for KXEN, 1230 preacher. Maybe not yet back up to 50 kW day power, but sure sounds like more than STA of 350 watts; St Louis MO, but site in IL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1020, Oct 16 at 1231 UT, Spanish plugging dinosaur exhibit in Lincoln, but pronouncing dino names in English, reference to http://discoverthedinosaurs.com where we see it`s only a travelling exhibit, ``October 18-19-20, 2013, Lincoln, NE, Lancaster Event Center``. Makes one Hz SAH with nearby KOKP Perry OK almost nulled. 1232 ``La Estación de la Raza``, i.e. KMMQ Plattsmouth (Omaha) NE, 50/1.4 kW so maybe already on day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1060, Oct 13 at 1206 UT after an ID from R. Educación in Mexico City, it`s losing out to weather from KGFX, 10/1 kW in Pierre SD. Must be pre-sunrise there as it is here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1200, Oct 15 at 1242 UT, Spanish discussion of Obamacare, no doubt not a Mexican, but WRTO Chicago, and dominant with little from WOAI, which a few minutes later is regaining from opposite direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1210, Oct 13 at 0603 UT, Mexican praise music, with KGYN OK inaudible again, back on proper night pattern for a change?? 0604, lengthy IDs pronounced in English for network of stations starting with KUBR 1210, San Juan TX in the RGV, and going as far as Deming NM, including FM translators (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1210, Oct 16 at 1245 UT, remnant of KGYN easily nulled, so from N/S, I hear school lunch menus starting with Woonsocket (?! Can`t be Rhode Island as there are no 1210s anywhere in New England in deference to Philadelphia), then for Huron schools, 7:47 TC, 30 degrees, KOKK, to join the American Ag Network in a few minutes. Yes, there is a Woonsocket in SD south of Huron (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1691, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Not KKOK as I misspokke on WOR 1690

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

                        UNIDENTIFIED. 541.2, Oct 12 at 0051, carrier hetting 540 stations. I am still not quite certain whether this is a local device, or perhaps a real station, off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. 1230, Oct 13 at 0608 UT, `Coast to Coast AM` opening hour with usual phone-numbers, is slightly atop the graveyard pileup. Hard to get a bearing, but seems NNE/SSW give or take. Could it be my nearest 1230, WBBZ Ponca City OK, normally buried at night? So I start checking this and other possible states to the north and south on the C2C affiliate list website. NO 1230s listed in: OK, ND, SD, WY, NE, MO, KS, IA, TN, MS, LA. So that leaves these possibilities:

                        KWTX Waco TX, KBTM Jonesboro AR, WJBC Bloomington IL, KTRF Thief River Falls MN, KWNO Winona MN, KEXO Grand Junxion CO --- any of which would be a good graveyard catch. But I suppose it could still be WBBZ as own website does not account for anything in the overnight hours:
                        http://www.wbbz.com/schedule.htm
                        Sometime I should try their webcast after midnite
                        (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        Comment


                        • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, October 18-24, 2013

                          These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                          http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                          And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                          http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                          All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                          http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                          All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E-W longwire as specified

                          ** MEXICO. 660, Oct 23 at 1214 UT, Nuevo León state PSA, then ID as ABC Radio, Monterrey, with FM and AM frequencies, phone numbers, but did not hear any callsigns; then news headlines. Cantú shows:
                          660 XEFZ ABC Radio Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 1,000
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 690, Oct 24 at 0531 UT, ID by SHVA mentions Zacatecas, so must be per Cantú:
                          690 XEMA La Mejor + FM 107.1 Fresnillo, Zac. 50,000 2,000
                          A state seldom heard here. With SAH from KGGF KS open carrier amid other QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 700, Oct 20 at 1203 UT, big hum on open carrier again, previously tracked to:
                          700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 700, Oct 21 at 1159 UT, music right across hourtop, no NA, 1203 finally ID as ``La Poderosa`` and again at 1205, more music. Making SAH of 76/minute = 1.27 Hz with WLW roughly opposite. So XEGD in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua has decided to modulate with something other than hum as 24 hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 18 at 0457 UT, full ID for XHDE FM 105.7 & XEDE AM, 0458 NA, mixing WGN with SAH of 192/minute = 3.2 Hz. No sign of the real KSAH at the moment. Cantú:
                          720 XEDE La Kaliente + FM 105.7 Saltillo, Coah. 8,000 250
                          Kudos to XEDE for holding its own with 250 watts vs 50,000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 18 at 1231 UT, Fox-logo fanfare, then YL talking about someone who took off their clothes; phone keeps ringing in background; WGN almost nulled. Seems further west than Saltillo, ergo XEJCC, Extremo 720, Ciudad Juárez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 770, Oct 18 at 1200 UT, Fórmula promo with an 866- phone number to hear it ``en la Unión Americana`` from 7 to 8 am Mexican central time. I.e. a US toll-free number. Cantú:
                          770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 800, Oct 20 at 1208 UT, Donald Duck is really bad this morning vs KQCV OKC, except where I can get a tight null on it pointing right at XEDD Montemorelos, Nuevo León, previously traced to La Voz del Pato Donaldo; {it`s so distorted that I am not sure if it`s talk or music now, but lean toward the latter.} Strangely, not much from XEROK with KQCV nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 750

                          ** MEXICO. 850, Oct 23 at 1229 UT, with KOA nulled, Brazuguese is startling, but it`s a clip during news, soon followed by Pres. Obama in English, and someone in English with a French accent, none of it directly translated, probably about spying; then to narration in Spanish during Milenio Noticias, 7:30 TC, so from DF TV feed? Then ID as Milenio Radio listing FM frequencies in several cities: including 103.7 Monterrey, 99.5 ---, 95.3 Tijuana, 99.3 Saltillo, 103.7 Chihuahua; followed by further promos for the last one, as we already knew this would be XEM Chihuahua city, where it`s only 6:30 am. Next week will be confusing, as most of Mexico goes off DST a week before we, and the border cities do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 860, Oct 20 at 1211 UT, Radio Recuerdos jingle, auto time & temp as 7:11, 16 grados, then ranchera. Loops almost N/S, and there is another SS song further west with this nulled, too many possibilities for that; no problem from KKOW KS at the moment. Per Cantú:
                          860 XENL Radio Recuerdo Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 2,000
                          IRCA and WRTH agree it`s singular, so did I mishear it? Means memory/memories (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 940+, Oct 20 at 1224 UT, usual het looping E/W always audible around sunrise here, but never with any audio, no doubt XEMMM in Mexicali, per mwoffsets as of 3.5 years ago:
                          940 940.174 MEX XEMMM-AM 940 Oldies (Mexicali/Santa Isabel)[939.9839-] 20100406 [not explained what the bracketed frequency means]

                          Cantú shows nite power of only 100 watts!
                          940 XEMMM 940 Oldies Mexicali, B.C. 1,000 100
                          And not to be confused with 50 kW XEQ in the DF which is always off to the lo side of 940 by a similar amount (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 1030, Oct 23 at 1235 UT, ID for 98.9, time as 6:35, so the match on UT -6 timezone and FM frequency in Cantú is:
                          1030 XEMPM Exa + FM 98.9 Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 1,000
                          altho they also mentioned California; no BCS on 1030, but they should have listeners across the Sea of Cortez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGET)

                          ** MEXICO. 1030, Oct 24 at 1240 UT, several news items about Chihuahua city, with sounders between them, heavy CCI; Then promos ``alta definición`` on 103.3 FM coordinated with 1430 AM, and four different Fórmula HD channels (wouldn`t that require a second FM transmitter? I may have missed the other one). There is no 1430 anywhere in Chihuahua state, nor a 103.3. That obviously refers to the Fórmula flagship in México DF, where HD is widely transmitted (no 1430 there either). This one is not in Chihuahua city either but per Cantú:
                          1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. 1320, Oct 20 at 1236 UT, from SSW, ``La Poderosa, Radiorama``, with teléfonos en cabina, federal PSAs including one from Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos; 1238 teléfonos again including an 800-number, song. Dominating vs the CCI. It`s per Cantú:
                          1320 XECPN La Poderosa + FM 101.7 Piedras Negras, Coah. 10,000 100
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic carrier search, JBAs Oct 20 at 0055: only 783, Mauritania? And 882, Canary Islands? I lean toward the latter rather than Europeans due to the lower-latitude paths, and they seem to come together (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. TA carriers noted Oct 22 at 0552, now still before sunrise in W Europe: 909 and 774 kHz, looping NE/SW. The bigsig on 909 easily heard further east is BBC Radio 5 Live, synchros adding up to 400+ kW; on 774 the bigsigs are too far east in Egypt and Iran (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search, Oct 18 at 1152, JBA on 774; at 1153, JBA on 882 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search, JBAs Oct 20 at 1147 on 747, 774, likely the 500 kW NHK Japanese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 23 at 1237-1242: 693, 774, 828, 873, 972, 1053 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. 750, Oct 20 at 1205 UT, Rosary in Spanish --- obsessed with Mary`s bellyfruit over and over and over (BTW, confusing the womb with the stomach suggests an appalling lack of knowledge of physiology among SS Catholix {and confusing animal with vegetable}); loops about WSW/ENE, suggesting KAMA El Paso which is SS, but supposedly not religious, but2 it`s Sunday morning and anystation might do that temporarily. However, NRC Pattern Book shows both day and night it`s all-westward from there. Don`t see any other likely US SS stations even eastward. Rarely hear any Spanish on 750. The most likely Mexicans in Cantú:
                          750 XEOH La Jefa + FM 96.1 Cd. Camargo, Chih. 1,000 750
                          750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. 990, Oct 20 at 1226 UT as I tune in, 4? chimes, but not all-descending as with XEW/XEK. This is mixing with XET La T Grande, and other CCI, and unthink it`s from Mont`y as never heard when surely listening to XET (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          Comment


                          • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, October 17-24, 2013

                            All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E/W longwire as specified

                            These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                            http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                            And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                            http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                            All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                            http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                            These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by =======
                            Within each, they are in frequency order

                            ** OKLAHOMA. 930, Oct 21 at 1214 UT, WKY OKC airing long string of commercials for Mundo-Fox, plugging various programs, including ``The Breach en Español``, ``José de Egipto``, in a loop such that Breach comes around again at 1219. Always branded as ``45.2 digital``, so is it only available as an off-the-air subchannel? They tell would-be viewers to ask their cable or satellite providers for it, a clue.

                            RF 45 and virtual 45 in OKC is KOHC, a 15 kW digital class-A station per W9WI.com. Mundo-Fox is also branded as 45.2 in Spanish newspaper ads; and IIRC, Azteca América is on another subchannel, none indicated in W9WI.com. KOHC doesn`t make it to Enid, unlike full power 45s KOTV in Tulsa and KSNW in Wichita, and can only wonder how much these rip up KOHC close to OKC with a little tropo enhancement. Meanwhile, in Enid, KXOK, RF31 and its inter-city relay on RF32 continue to provide 31.2 as Mundo-Fox, except it`s been nothing but silence and full color bars for weeks now (and 31.3 as Azteca, silence and black screen, whenever checked) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Oct 17 at 1944 UT check, KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa has managed to modulate, with praise music, following at least a pentaminute of deadair 5.4 hours earlier. Oh oh, back to deadair again, Oct 18 at 1212 making usual SAH with KMOX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** OKLAHOMA. 1380, Oct 21 at 1224-1229+ UT, Spanish with norteña, M&W DJ chatter, steady signal and partly readable when nearest local 1390 KCRC splatter abates, and nulling it as much as possible. Presumably is KMUS ex-Muskogee, now officially Sperry meaning Tulsa market. Some sunrise skip enhancement as it hardly can make it here on groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                            ** U S A. 570, Oct 18 at 1225 UT, far-right comments, then ``The Home of News New Mexico, KSNM 570``. Talkhost asserts since Clinton was caught lying, Obama must be too. About something. Thus making a very bad first impression as obviously extremely biased. There was info recently that KSNM was changing ownership; is this before or after? NRC AM Log shows 5000/155 watts with 250-watt PSRA but sounds more like 5 kW to me.

                            Yes, NNM originates at KSNM. About it with affiliate list:
                            http://newsnewmexico.blogspot.com/p/...ffiliates.html

                            ``News New Mexico Inc.. is an independent content production company headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our flagship product, News New Mexico is a news, news commentary, and sports program that airs live from 6:00am to 9:00am in the Mountain Time Zone on a number of stations throughout the state. The show is also replayed in a number of areas and aired on a tape-delay basis. The News New Mexico Scoreboard Show also airs live as well as on tape delay. The live broadcasts air at 10:00pm - 11:00pm on Friday nights. News New Mexico Weekender is a compilation program that airs on weekends around the state. Newsbreak New Mexico is a two minute hard newscast that airs from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Below is a list of stations carrying our programming:

                            KSNM AM 570 - Las Cruces
                            KIVA AM 1550 - Albuquerque
                            KATK AM 740 - Carlsbad
                            KSVP AM 990 - Artesia
                            KLMX AM 1450 - Clayton
                            KINN AM 1270 - Alamogordo
                            ESPN 101.7 - Albuquerque
                            KPCL 95.7 - Farmington
                            KEND 106.5 - Roswell``
                            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 620, Oct 18 at 1158 UT, ``If you want football in Arizona`` [hardly!], then BSA PSA, some XE QRM. So it`s KTAR Phœnix, now with ESPN. At least they kept the heritage calls. NRC Pattern Book 2013 shows night pattern with a pretty deep null toward me, but non-direxional daytime, 5 kW both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 630, Oct 19 at 0505 UT, solo M voice with hymn, from NE/SW, no doubt the St Louis station ex-KXOK (vs KHOW Denver from the NW/SE with I-70 traffic report: close to right angle apart, they are mutually nullable). Apparently 630 STL was off the air for a while:

                            NRC AM Log 2013 lists this as KJSL, 5/5 kW U4, religious ``Truth Talk``. Eric Bueneman, IRCA who keeps close track of his local radio scene, says in the Oct 5 DX Monitor, ``Bible Broadcasting Network signed my local on 630 back on the air September 25 as KYFI; the format is better than the fundamentalist talk that had been on the frequency for the last 19 years``. His further comments:

                            ``The fundamentalist Christian talk shows are gone from the station,
                            replaced with a mix of Christian Easy Listening music and teaching from Bible Broadcasting Network. The studios for the station were moved out of St. Louis to Charlotte, NC (BBN's flagship is WYFQ 930). KJSL had its local studios in Creve Coeur. Crawford acquired the station (the former KXOK) in 1994. Crawford still holds onto KSTL 690, broadcasting an Urban Gospel format as "Shine 690"; for how long is another question. KSTL is back to 24-hour operation after selling the 630 outlet``.

                            Looks like it will now be harder to hear XEFB Monterrey NL, never a bigsig here unlike many other Mexicans. NRC Pattern Book shows it throws westward, while St Louis` major lobe is to the SSW, and KHOW to the SE and SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 720, Oct 21 at 2005 UT, from squirrel haven north of Enid in a lo-noise area, very weak signal on caradio, but at 2006 I do make out ``Your Money on WGN``; also SAH of about 5 Hz, San Antonio? Long before sunset, but is it residual skywave or groundwave at almost 700 miles from Chicago? Again no sign of WSCR on 670, just KLTT Denver (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 880, Oct 23 at 1245 UT, Navajo syllables heard with KRVN nulled, another pre-sunrise appearance by KHAC Window Rock AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 840, Oct 19 at 1220 UT, main station here is not WHAS or KTIC, but something NW/SE, speaker with strange accent answering questions fed by unaccented person about whether Arabs are descended from Abraham. In fact his accent was so heavy at first I thought it was some unEnglish language. The only thing which fits by format and direxion is KWDF in Ball LA, street address in Pineville, per NRC AM Log as REL: K-Love, 8 kW non-direxional daytimer, 7 am to LSS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 910, Oct 18 at 1205 UT, Fox `news` into ``91 Classic Country KCJB Minot`` ID, where it`s 35 degrees; promo pasta giveaway trivia quiz coming up. Quite dominant 5 kW signal from ND, nothing much audible with it nulled. NPR Pattern Book shows day pattern goes SW, night pattern NE. Guess which one they are really on now, long before Oct official sunrise of 1300 (November: 1345). Nothing about a PSRA in their FCC file (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 920, Oct 20 at 1216 UT, from NW/SE, dominant signal goes from Michael Medved far-right talkshow to a break with ID for KVEL, Vernal UT, also on 104.5 (translator), adstring including a security system, Laity Lodge referring to Tom Landry, some football coach, thehighcalling.org, local sheriff vs texting & driving; ad for something in Roosevelt [UT], local reference to ``The Basin``, steak dinner for only $22.99 in Fort Duchesne, Palmer`s American Car Care also in ``The Basin``. Vernal is in exotic NE Utah`s scenic dinosaur country. 1 kW night pattern goes mostly NNE, while 5 kW day pattern is non-direxional, surely already on now, way before sunrise. KYFR Iowa is barely audible with KVEL nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 930, Oct 23 at 1247 UT, in tight WKY OKC null, country music, English announcement, TC as 5:47, 1250 segué. Only fit in the UT-7 zone per NRC AM Log is: KAFF Flagstaff AZ, C&W, 5000/31 watts, PSRA 500, always non-direxional. But PSRA start-time of 6 am local MST would not come until 1300 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 1140, Oct 24 at 1236 UT, ``Radio Las Américas, 11-40`` ID after norteña music, loops about ENE/WSW. No such slogan listed for a Mexican and there aren`t any westward from XEMR Monterrey, the nighttime dominator. The SS in Arkansas is ``La Más Mexicana`` --- or was --- Google soon leads to Rogers AR now branded with this new slogan, broadening its scope:
                            https://www.facebook.com/lamasmexica...tream&filter=2
                            http://www.lasamericas1140am.com/
                            Autolaunches webcast whether you want it or not.

                            Really KLTK, COL Centerton AR, address in Rogers, 5 kW ND daytimer. Must be a fairly recent change, as still with old slogan in NRC AM Log 2013 and the last time I logged it. Per own website, also look out for ``La Más Perrototota y Punto``, ``Pura Música Perrona``. The new name may have more to do with Supermercados Las Américas than continental outreach, whose ads are splashed all over the page; new station owner? FCC AM Query still shows licensee as La Mas Mexicana LLC.

                            I figure perrototota would be too idiomatic for my paper 626-page Random House dixionary, and I am right; perrona isn`t in it either, and both also stump Google translate. So what do these terms mean or connote? Are they familiar to any Mexican/American, or regionalisms? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 1280, Oct 18 at 0515 UT, Spanish sports talk from SE/NW, no doubt WODT New Orleans LA with its major 5/5 kW lobe to the NW, now with ESPN Deportes, as the original WDSU is long-gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 1290, Oct 20 at 1233 UT, Spanish music and SHVA announcement, but can`t copy anything identifiable; loops N/S vs sports talk in English. The only SS which fits in NRC AM Log 2013 is KRGE, 5/5 kW in Weslaco, RGV, TX, tho it`s supposed to be religious. There are no northeast XEs on 1290 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 1680, Oct 18 at 1149 UT, KRJO Monroe LA with country music barely audible. Seems not only now but at other chex, KRJO is not up to full power of even 1 kW night. Much weaker than other X-banders. Reactivated FCC website AM Query shows its Oct SR/SS times are 1215/2330 UT; should monitor then whether there`s a bump. In Nov, 1230/2315 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                            UNIDENTIFIED. 700, Oct 20 at 1918 UT on caradio at a hotspot for MW in a mall parking lot, I am hearing not only Spanish from KHSE in The Metroplex, but something very weak underneath making SAH of about 2 Hz. Looking at 700 map, it has to be the further Texan, KSEV in Tomball (Houston market), 15 kW day power, altho not much toward us in either station`s pattern. Short for SEVen hundred, I suppose. Could those between Dallas and Houston confirm the SAH? Otherwise, less likely would be remnant sky- or even groundwave from WLW, a bit far and this is only half a sesquihour after local mean noon, Sun at zenith. This would be a slightly more possible in Dec or Jan. Without KHSE in the way, almost same direxion, KSEV might have a better chance here on groundwave. (KTRH 740 is of course totally blocked by KRMG --- and I rarely hear anything but KRMG at night on 740 except CFZM Toronto). (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            UNIDENTIFIED. 740, Oct 23 at 1226 UT I finally manage to hear some Spanish briefly under KRMG Tulsa before it goes to day power/tower. May have mentioned ``Radio Santa Fe`` or similar syllables. Don`t find any Mexican or US station with such a name; NRC AM Log does show KIDR Phoenix AZ as Spanish religion, but I can`t find a website for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            UNIDENTIFIED. 750, Oct 20 at 1205 UT, Rosary in Spanish --- obsessed with Mary`s bellyfruit over and over and over (BTW, confusing the womb with the stomach suggests an appalling lack of knowledge of physiology among SS Catholix {and confusing animal with vegetable}); loops about WSW/ENE, suggesting KAMA El Paso which is SS, but supposedly not religious, but2 it`s Sunday morning and anystation might do that temporarily. However, NRC Pattern Book shows both day and night it`s all-westward from there. Don`t see any other likely US SS stations even eastward. Rarely hear any Spanish on 750. The most likely Mexicans in Cantú:
                            750 XEOH La Jefa + FM 96.1 Cd. Camargo, Chih. 1,000 750
                            750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
                            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            UNIDENTIFIED. 760, Oct 20 at 1920 UT on caradio at a hotspot for MW in a mall parking lot, I am hearing not only the religiBott from KCCV Overland Park KS (Kansas City market) as usual, but something very weak under, making SAH of about 4 Hz. The second and third nearest 760s are KMTL 10 kW ND Sherwood AR, and KTKR 50 kW San Antonio TX, but direxional mostly west and east-southeast.

                            So which one is 4 Hz from KCCV? There is no reference for such needed information. Closest is
                            http://www.myradiobase.de/mediumwave/mwoffset.txt
                            but woefully incomplete when it comes to US stations, on 760 listing only WJR, KFMB and WCHP, and some info there dates back more than a decade. Non-direxional 50 kW WJR remnant skywave would be another remote possibility, but it`s only half a sesquihour before {sic: I mean after!} local mean noon.

                            Another possibility for such trace signals would be local overload or mixing products, but in Enid we have only three MW locals which could be easily ruled out if I had enough on the traces to compare them.

                            FWIW, I always check 670 and 720 for Chicagoans in the daytime, which have made it before. Now at 1925 UT, 670 bears only KLTT Denver, and a very weak signal on 720 could be WGN, or KSAH San Antonio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            UNIDENTIFIED. 940, Oct 20 at 1225 UT after noting the 940+ het from XEMMM (see MEXICO), partial ID in its null as ``94 [something] Country`` --- nothing similar in the NRC AM Log 2013 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1230, Oct 23 at 0511 UT, I finally have the computer on past local midnite, enjoying `Map Is Not Territory` on KSFR webcast, so also check the WBBZ Ponca City webcast --- it`s music, not Coast to Coast AM, so scratch that as possible source of my previous unID on 1230 --- must have been some graveyarder much further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            Comment


                            • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, October 25-31, 2013

                              These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                              http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                              And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                              http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                              All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                              http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                              All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E-W longwire as specified

                              ** MEXICO [and non]. 700, Oct 27 at 1208 UT, English preacher about Corinth, presumably WLW, with hum in the background, presumably supplied by XEGD Parral, Chihuahua as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO [and non]. 720, Oct 27 at 1211 UT strong open carrier vs WGN with a SAH, probably XEJCC Juárez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 800, Oct 25 at 1209 UT, ``CaLibre 800`` is the name of the newscast on Radio Cañón, XEROK, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Opening crime headlines punxuated by dramatic music. Refers to XEROK being on a (once) clear channel, canal libre. Still dominant with virtually zero-beat KQCV OKC nulled, close to 90 degrees away. No scratchy QRM noted from Pato Donaldo, XEDD Montemorelos NL until 1225 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1693, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 810, Oct 28 at 1208 UT, Spanish news from N/S, 6:08 TC, ad and deportes; no sign of WHB. Presumably XEFW in Tampico, already back on CST, rather than XERI Reynosa in the same direxion, which must still be stuck another week on US CDT. I`ve always found it strange that Tamaulipas should have two 810 stations, especially when one of them is 50 kW along the coast. NRC Pattern Book shows both non-direxional. Then there are lots of other XEs on 810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 820, Oct 30 at 1239 UT, ballad, then 6:39 TC, ``Radio ---algo--- Occidente`` ID as 89.3 FM. No problem from WBAP which was in a fade, then back up but still nullable. That nails it as per Cantú:
                              820 XEUDO Radio UdeO (Univ de Occidente) + FM 89.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250
                              Except, Sinaloa should now be on MST = UT -7, i.e. 5:39 am, per
                              http://www.worldtimezone.com/time-mexico12.php
                              Maybe automation had not been reset? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 870, Oct 25 at 1217 UT, XETAR with greeting in Spanish from someone upon the station`s 31st anniversary festival, presumably today in 1982y. During the 1218 minute, two timechex as 6:17. Live YL announcer, like me, has some hum on her mike, goes away with music. Come on: odd-year anniversaries, especially prime numbers, are hardly significant, but in much of LA, every single anniversary is celebrated, rather than multiples of 5s, 10s or 25s. La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Guachochi, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 900, Oct 28 at 1214 UT, newscast originating remotely from ``Huatulco``, (Wiki: Huatulco, centered on the town of La Crucecita, is a tourist development in Oaxaca state``), temps around south / central Mexico but not the north, refers to 88.9, time at 1215 as ``seis y cuarto``; federal PSAs including CNDH. Somewhat overmodulated. 1217 CCI grows from another SS with news by YL. The latter could really be XEW, but the former, as in DXLD 13-38, already researched and traced the 88.9 relayer to XEOK, Acir in Monterrey NL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 900, Oct 31 at 1226 UT, XEOK Monterrey, with feature report about ballet, overmodulated and somewhat distorted, typical of this station, 1229 non-ID as ``Es 900 AM`` (really???), 1230 ``reporte de tráfico y clima en 88.9``, 6:33 TC. It`s the relay of 88.9 in México DF as if anyone in Monterrey cared about traffic jams there. DF (direxion finding) fits for MTY, a bit west of due south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 970, Oct 27 at 1225 UT, XEJ Juárez slogans as ``La estación de nuestro México``, then ``La Jota mexicana``, and a corrida about a Chihuahua general in 1920; good usually dominant signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 1300, Oct 27 at 1235 UT, XEP Juárez with international bridge backup delay times --- one only 5 minutes now. This is a staple of XEP, during drive time, or all the time? At 1237 reminds us the local time is still ``6:35``, not 5:35 as Mexico beyond the border cities has reverted to standard time today: hora normal no aplica en la frontera for another week, in deference to wacky US change date and all the Mexicans who travail across the border (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 2910, Oct 27 at 1140, very poor signal with music, no doubt XEVT Villahermosa, Tabasco, 970 x 3. It takes superb conditions with low noise level for anything from this to be more readable. I would love to know how much power this frequency transmits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic carriers, Oct 29: on caradio hearing strong 1-kHz het on 910, at 0120, so as soon as I am back on the porch with DX-398, full scan finds all these past 0130, not necessarily in this order: 531, 585, 603, 693, 774, 783, 873, 882, 909, 954, 1044, 1053, 1089[off-frequency, birdie?], 1151, 1215, 1377, 1494, 1521.

                              Another check inside with the DX-398 at 0554-0600: 549, 684[vs WSCR IBOC], 693, 774, 882, 891, 909, 954, 1044, 1053, 1152, 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search Oct 30 at 0048-0053: 549, 693, 774, 783, 792[vs WBBM IBOC], 873, 882, 891, 909, 1152, 1206, 1215, 1377, 1422, 1521, 1557. Mark Connelly pointed out that by accumulated power, my previous log of 774 would most likely be the RNE Spain synchros adding up to some 400 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 25: after finding 2-7 MHz from Asia propagating poorly today, did not expect any on MW, but there they are: usual JBA carriers at 1203-1205: 693, 747, 774, 972, likely Japan and Korea South. Today`s sunrise here not until 1248.

                              WWV fembot reported at 1318: 10/24 flux 161(!), Ap 9 (? Not sure due to a fade/distortion and poor enunciation of the fembot who refuses to repeat the numbers even tho there is plenty of time to do so! Back to e-mail from WWV: it was 3); K at 12 was 0. Past 24 hours: R3 blackout; next 24 hours: minor, G1 storm and R1 blackout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 26 at 1151-1157: JBA on 594, 693, 747, 774, 882, 972, 1143. 774 and 972 are slightly stronger than the others. I decided to sit on 972 at 1200 trying to detect a S Korean timesignal, but inconclusive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 27 at 1157: JBA on 702 from south of due west; 774 from northwest. 702 presumably 2BL Sydney NSW, whose true bearing is 251 degrees at 13860 km [date correct, overlooked for previous report] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 30 at 1234: 747 is JBA, no others found in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 31 at 1151: JBA on 612, 702, 882 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. 740, Oct 27 at 1212, song in Spanish vs KRMG about 6 Hz away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              Comment


                              • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, October 25-31, 2013

                                All times and dates strictly UT [4 hours ahead of `ELT`]. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; or Sony SRF-59 as specified; Nissan stock caradio as specified; FRG-7 with E/W longwire as specified

                                These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
                                http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

                                And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
                                http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

                                All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open access:
                                http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page15

                                These logs are in four sexions, Canada [if any], Oklahoma [if any], rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

                                ** CANADA. 620, Oct 27 at 1202 UT, dominant signal is not XEBU Chihuahua (not on the air yet due to timechange?), but something in English news, ``This is Canadian Press``, then CFL scores; 1204 another Canadian Press ID, ad for J. D. Sausage Supply in Regina; 1205 6-20 CKRM Weather and into ESPN network. CKRM Regina is 10 kW with day and night patterns about the same, broadly to the north with tiny lobe to the south. This is no tiny lobe I am getting to the SSE. Whatever became of CKCK? It`s no longer an AM call anywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1693, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** CANADA. 960, Oct 28 at 0502 UT during another 5-minute `Fox-hole` of dead air on local KGWA, which still occurs more often than not, the best signal I am getting is not by nulling the KGWA carrier, where there`s a jumble of weak stations, but by aiming right thru it to the northwest: with volume turned way up, English is clearly readable with silly ball- and puck-game scores, from MLB and NHL, ID only as ``CBS Sports Radio`` and 0503 opening show ``After Hours with --- Lawrence``.

                                So it`s obviously 50 kW CFAC Calgary AB again which occasionally makes such a showing contrary to its imaginary direxional pattern away from the USA. Just to confirm, I figured it would take a lot of digging on the network website since American ones tend to overlook Canadian affiliates even if they have them, but
                                http://radio.cbssports.com/stations/
                                has CFAC 960 Calgary at the very top thanx to Albertan alfabetical advantage among the mixed-in states & provs. Among the 284 entries (if not that many affiliates, duplications?), there are three other 960s, in NY, OR and WA. Must have flipped from ESPN as in 2013 NRC AM Log, as I assume it and CBS are mux (mutually exclusive) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1693, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                                ** OKLAHOMA. Observations in and around OKC, Oct 24-UT 25:

                                102.3, and 107.1, no sign of pirate activity as previously. Any news of other pirate FM frequencies now?

                                92.9, Oct 24 at 2350 UT, 24/7 comedy is here // 1560 KEBC Del City, and good thing it is, since even in NE OKC, 1560 is getting QRM from presumed KGOW, Houston market sportster.

                                92.9 is licensed to Fred R and Evelyn K Morton, while 1560 is licensed to Tyler Media LLC, a multi-station group. The Mortons also own the 96.5 translator in OKC, no others in OK state. (Mom-and-pop translators for rent, as many of them are, should make an interesting small-business story.)

                                FCC AM Query shows 92.9 as the only OK outside KBEZ Tulsa, K225BN, 75 watts at 145 m above ground level, but with an application to move to a slightly different site, 200 watts at 280 meters. Topo map indicates somewhere near the I-35/I-240 junxion in south OKC. I hate those FCC topo maps because they do not pinpoint the sites! We can only assume they are somewhere near the center, and sometimes there are ``radio towers`` indicated somewhere on them from decades ago, not necessarily in the middle, which could be something else, not even broadcasters.

                                The WTFDA FM database for K225BN does not show any info on format or station relayed. Some FCC translator listings show the station being rebroadcast, but not this one. Now we know.

                                Except: for the APP, FCC does show the primary: KOMA (FM)! Why in the world would full-power 92.5 KOMA need a translator on the second adjacent channel up??? I suspect that is just a place-holder. Possibly they did put KOMA on it previously for the record.

                                1220, Oct 24 at 2348 UT, KTLV Midwest City is certainly audible in OKC, with gospel huxtering. It`s one of the ``unreported`` AM stations this century according to David Yocis of NRC DX News. I`ve also heard it in Enid, but it`s tough, certainly the least of OKC market AM stations (well, except KREF 1400 Norman due to KCRC 1390 Enid); need a quiet location and to minimize splash from 1230 Ponca. NRC AM Log says slogan is ``Your Key To Living Victoriously`` --- and all this time I thought it just stood for ``TweLVe``.

                                1640, Oct 24 at 0240 UT on SH 3, NW outskirts of OKC, KZLS, True Oldies, is already getting rather heavy fast-SAH QRM from a talk station, no doubt WTNI Biloxi MS, which is no doubt still on 10 kW day power instead of 1 kW. KZLS should sue them, or at least turn them in to the FCC. Back in Enid, closer to transmitter site Hennessey, WTNI is not so much of a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Oct 27 at 1902 UT check, KEOR Catoosa is back on the air with gospel huxtering in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** OKLAHOMA. Right after local mean noon, always 1832 UT, on Oct 26 I venture to the low-noise hot-spot parking lot in an Enid mall to do an AM bandscan on the caradio for weakest detectable signals; however there are storms in southern Oklahoma making lightning crashes, the only such area on the continent now:

                                1220, Oct 26 at 1835 UT, KTLV Midwest City OK, ``clap yo hands`` pentecostal service, then a soul hymn. Tho no ID, I have no doubt it is my closest 1220, very weak, quite on the edge of its range. Adjacent splash from much stronger 1230 WBBZ Ponca City is reduced a bit by a football game instead of mostly music. KTLV is no longer un-reported to NRC DX News.

                                At 1843 UT, I find *no* skywave activity on the X-band, not even 1700 KKLF Richardson TX --- so surely none of above signals lower in the band are skywave either (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** OKLAHOMA. Oct 27 at 1900 UT, I have returned to the same location as yesterday, the MW hotspot in a mall parking lot in western Enid. Almost same space, but on Sunday the lot is almost empty if that should make a difference. I`ve timed it to arrive just before hourtop.

                                1220, I do copy a definite YL ID at 1900 UT Oct 27 for ``KTLV, Midwest City-Oklahoma City, and streaming on the web at KTLV.com`` amid preachers. Reaffirming my claim to be first to log it for NRC in the XXI Century (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Oct 25 at 1229 UT, hardly anything from KGYN Guymon, then fades in enough to hear a ``US Country`` ID; no change in signal at 1230. You never know whether KGYN will be on ND day or direxional night at any time of the day or night. They have 3 towers in a line aimed right at Philadelphia, right next to the hiway east of Guymon with call letters on the shack. Times in UT to check for real day/night changes:
                                1245-0015 Oct
                                1330-2330 Nov
                                I see in FCC AM Query that KGYN still has a CP to change from 10/10 kW to 50/10/39 kW, using 2 towers day and critical hours, 3 at night. Unfortunately, the pattern plots are missing from the linx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                                ** U S A. 550, Oct 24 at 2340 UT, `Behind the Mike` show with Graham McNamee in 1940y(?) answering listener questions about radio history, including: the first broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera was in 1910 when Caruso was singing backstage, and picked up by a ship-at-sea {WTFK?}.

                                This was a segment during `When Radio Was` on KFRM Salina KS. I believe WRW is at 6-7 pm CT, ending just in time for official October sunset at 0000 UT, when power cuts from 5000 to 110 watts; but in November, SS moves way up to 2315 UT = 6:15 pm CDT/5:15 pm CST, meaning no more near-local signal into OKC. So the last half-sesquihour of WRW will still be on day power on Friday Nov 1, but only on night power from Nov 4. Pattern is same day and night, broadly aimed southwest. KFRM justifiably claims much of OK in its prime daytime coverage area. (KSAL 1150 Salina also reaches well into OK days, and with a night lobe toward Enid) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING GIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 670, Oct 31 at 1157 UT, numerous ``Hog-Call`` program promos, 479-area code phone, from KHGZ Glenwood AR; this early, WSCR has to be exactly nulled, but they are close to 90 degrees apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. Right after local mean noon, always 1832 UT, on Oct 26 I venture to the low-noise hot-spot parking lot in an Enid mall to do an AM bandscan on the caradio for weakest detectable signals; however there are storms in southern Oklahoma making lightning crashes, the only such area on the continent now:

                                720, Oct 26 at 1842 UT, football vs Iowa. Chex with WGN schedule for today, Northwestern vs Iowa. Also SAH of 2.07 Hz, KSAH Universal City TX (San Antonio)? It`s really the only station close enough, 10 kW day power, altho even in the daytime allegedly with a null toward Chicago and mostly toward us.

                                At 1843 UT, I find *no* skywave activity on the X-band, not even 1700 KKLF Richardson TX --- so surely none of above signals lower in the band are skywave either (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 730, Oct 31 at 1159 UT, Korean talk and a couple IDs in passing for ``KKDA``, the letters pronounced in English --- well, of course, since there are no letters in Korean. Then at 1200 full legal ID in English for Dallas Korean Radio, and one tone/timesignal. Allegedly there is no requirement that legal IDs really be in English.

                                A few minutes later, I was hearing some Vietnamese on 870, another Metroplex language, from KFJZ Fort Worth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 750, Oct 26 at 1211 UT, ranchera music from WSW/ENE, heavy CCI, 1213 Spanish announcement mentions Tejas. Probably KAMA El Paso.

                                Since NRC AM Log again in 2013 says 750 KMMJ Grand Island NE has some Spanish, I`ve been wary of logs here based on language, so I look at the KMMJ.org website (why don`t stations` own sites show up at or near the top of Google searches? Instead lots and lots of streaming services, etc. Finally I find KMMJ site by going to Wikipedia).

                                There looking at the entire program schedule for M-F, Sat and Sun, there are NO titles in Spanish, FWIW, just gospel huxters and Dave Ramsey in English. We also learn that the calls retroactively signify: ``Keeping your Mind on the Message of Jesus``. Nothing about ``The Bridge`` as in NRC Log, not even by internal search of the site.

                                750 is also the home of a much-wanted OK station, KSEO in Durant, 220-watt ND daytimer, which I have never heard a trace of in daytime, SRS or SSS, and continue to wonder if it`s really on the air. If not closer to Durant, would someone on I-35 around the Red River please check for it? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 820, Oct 31 at 1200 UT, WBAP with legal ID mentions 820, 99.5 HD2 and KPLX HD2. Sounded like three separate ``stations``, but KPLX is the one on 99.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 830, Sunday Oct 27 at 1217 UT, WCCO Minneapolis MN, amateur guest on phone with summary of the natural world, from Moon phase to fall colors, what`s being harvested, insect and bird migrations in `CCO-land (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 860, Oct 29 at 1229 UT, country song, not daily polka which I must have just missed, from KKOW Pittsburg KS; 1230 break of about a semiminute interrupting song before comes back on, slightly stronger. Must be official sunrise time for night/day change, from 5 kW direxional SW including plenty toward Enid, to 10 kW ND daytime. Yes, per FCC:
                                Oct 1230-2345
                                Nov 1300-2315
                                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 880, Oct 25 at 1220 UT, with KRVN nulled, continuous chanting on almost a single note, ultimately morphing into a familiar Christian hymn tune with Navajo lyrix, as KHAC Tse Bonito NM (suburb of Window Rock AZ) is again audible long before sunrise, non-direxional day and night powers being 10000, and 430 watts (PSRA is also 430 yearound). So is this really only 430 watts? FCC linx no topo map for this one, but longitude of site is 109-01-13 west, so is this really in AZ or NM? Quick Google found entire AZ legal eastern boundary with NM as ``one hundred nine degrees, two minutes, fifty-nine and twenty-five one-hundredths seconds west``.
                                http://www.azleg.state.az.us/const/1/1.htm
                                Geez, why didn`t they make it 109-00-00.00 even? Anyhow, that puts KHAC in NM.

                                Meanwhile at 1222 UT Oct 25, the other and bigger 50 kW Navajo Nation station, 660 KTNN, a few km away, remains unheard around here, so properly direxional away from New York; at this time, only two Mexicans mixing on 660, one talk, one music, along with KSKY and/or KCRO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 920, Oct 29 at 1233 UT, `Huckaby Report` ending, as wacko far-right extremist appears on lots of stations at 1230; is it KVEL, Vernal, Utah again? No, Lamar mentioned, so it`s just KLMR in SE CO. Local announcer exhibits excessive expressiveness about weather and farm conditions; KYFR Iowa nulled, where Harold Camping can still be heard, but often with serious sacred music (as opposed to gospel rock, soul) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 930, Oct 28 at 1220 UT, what`s to be heard with WKY OKC nulled now? News in English, mentions wpr.org, funding plugs, Wisconsin weather, YL host, local, not NPR, talk show with guest Bill Krause(?). It`s WLBL Auburndale in the center of WI, on the WPR Ideas Network, 5000/70/500 watts, non-direxional (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1000, Oct 27 at 1230 UT, ID from ``Christian Radio for New Mexico, KKIM``, Albuquerque, then `Haley`s Comments` show, slow SAH with KTOK OKC; long before sunrise even here to the east, obviously on ND 10 kW day power instead of 38 watts night, or PSRA of 12.2. Frequently audible with KTOK nulled or vice versa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1060, Oct 29 at 1239 UT, `Scott Luther`s Gold and Silver Express`, infomercial pushing coin purchases (if such a hedge against paper-money, why doesn`t he hoard instead of sell them, amassing paper or imaginary money instead?). Dominant signal from NW/SE which means either WLNO or KRCN. This matches the Radio Colorado Network schedule for 6 am weekdays at
                                http://1060thebiz.com/krcn/KRCN-Prog...edule--a-6.asp
                                which is a neat homepage with an old console radio design, complete with stuck toggle switches.

                                KRCN Longmont CO is 50000/111 watts, with PSRA of 500. Certainly sounds to me like 50 kW already, long before sunrise. At this time, hardly anything from 10 kW daytime 1060 cheater KIJN Farwell TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. Right after local mean noon, always 1832 UT, on Oct 26 I venture to the low-noise hot-spot parking lot in an Enid mall to do an AM bandscan on the caradio for weakest detectable signals; however there are storms in southern Oklahoma making lightning crashes, the only such area on the continent now:

                                1110, Oct 26 at 1839 UT, mainly KFAB in English with a Nebraska ad; SAH of 3.4 Hz, presumably KVTT Mineral Wells TX.

                                At 1843 UT, I find *no* skywave activity on the X-band, not even 1700 KKLF Richardson TX --- so surely none of above signals lower in the band are skywave either (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1190, Oct 26 at 1222 UT, promo for Bob ----, ``The Grim Reaper`` not only M-F at 10 am but ``could be even worse when repeated at 4 pm``, on ``the all-new KQQZ, The Patriot``. This website:
                                http://kqqz1190am.com/
                                linx only to streaming, no program schedule to look up his last name, but it`s really Insane, as ``Hot Talk, Kool Killer Kountry, The 1st Amendment and All American Station``.

                                KQQZ Has two mascots: a yellow-devil wielding a trident(?) weapon; and a much cuter green double 6-gun-totin` saguaro cactus cowboy sheriff, a perfect match for St. Louis MO, roughly a kilomile from the nearest wild saguaro. At least KQQZ no longer confronts cross-state QRM as Disney turned off and pulled out of Kansas City.

                                Then I search on Grim Reaper and find he pertains [-ed?] to sibling(?) station KZQZ 1430:
                                http://www.kzqz1430am.com/
                                Riverfront Times article about Bob Romanik says he`s an ex-con. So what exactly is the division/relationship between the 1190 and 1430 stations? This long article goes into the convoluted history of these and other stations, as of 15 months ago:
                                http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2012-...roadcasting/2/
                                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. Right after local mean noon, always 1832 UT, on Oct 26 I venture to the low-noise hot-spot parking lot in an Enid mall to do an AM bandscan on the caradio for weakest detectable signals; however there are storms in southern Oklahoma making lightning crashes, the only such area on the continent now:

                                1200, Oct 26 at 1836 UT, very weak talkshow about cars, 31 mpg. No doubt it`s WOAI San Antonio on groundwave. However, their Saturday schedule shows this should not be on until after 1900 = 2pm:
                                10AM-2PM The Mutual Fund Show
                                2PM-3PM Belden Automotive's Under the Hood Show
                                Read more: http://www.woai.com/onair/saturday/#ixzz2istXPGgq
                                I mustn`t forget that there is a 1 kW daytimer in Bolivar, SW Missouri, which could possibly make it here, KYOO, ``Today`s Best Country``.

                                At 1843 UT, I find *no* skywave activity on the X-band, not even 1700 KKLF Richardson TX --- so surely none of above signals lower in the band are skywave either (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1370, Oct 31 at 1211 UT, as I tune in, ``Memories 13-70 AM,``, WTTN(?) or something similar, definitely a W-call; poor with CCI and splash from local 1390 KCRC, peaks from ENE? Looking fuzzily thru NRC AM Log for resembling calls on 1370, the closest is NOStalgic WCCN in Neillsville WI, ``America`s Best Music``. Then Googling on ``Memories 1370 AM``, that indeed leads to WCCN, subsidiary of a rock FM outlet: http://cwbradio.com/ FCC shows 5000/42 watts, so it is sunrise yet in central Wisconsin? No, 1215 UT in October, 1300 in November, but they do have a PSRA of 500 watts which would be in effect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1510, Oct 28 at 1228 UT, same promo twice for HOT, Tuesdays at noon, = Happiness, Opportunity, Technology. Presenter John Barnabas sounds British. Apparently a recent reordering as on website it`s T-O-H. An ID followed for ``Money Radio 1510 & 99.3 FM`` = KFNN Mesa AZ, 22000/100 watts. Dominant signal from the west. Hmmm, I wonder which power is in use now, long before sunrise? Has fast SAH from algo; then US Tax Relief ad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1680, Oct 24 at 2347 UT, classic country signal from KRJO Monroe LA is very poor and with some CCI from presumed Ada MI, while all the other usual X-banders, many further away, such as 1690 Chicago and 1670 Madison, are at usual good levels, thus reaffirming my earlier observations that something`s wrong at KRJO, apparently running even less than 1 kW; in compensation for WTNI 1640 running more? (Glenn Hauser, Oklahoma City OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1680, Oct 26 at 0043 UT, not much signal on DX-398 until I plug in the external shortwire; then there`s HS football with a team named Wildcats, which are surely all over, but this correlates with Wossmann HS in Monroe LA, playing at home tonight vs Rayville; presumed KRJO Monroe LA instead of Classic Country (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                                UNIDENTIFIED. Right after local mean noon, always 1832 UT, on Oct 26 I venture to the low-noise hot-spot parking lot in an Enid mall to do an AM bandscan on the caradio for weakest detectable signals; however there are storms in southern Oklahoma making lightning crashes, the only such area on the continent now:

                                870, Oct 26 at 1830, English station in a game is atop with a SAH of 3.5 Hz. May we assume that KFJZ Fort Worth is 100% Vietnamese? WWL is scheduled for `Tiger Tailgating`, I assume sports-talk. The little 870 daytimers in CO and MO are both listed as Oldies. Of course even music stations are quick to pre-empt it for silly ballgames. WWL or either of those would be a good daytime groundwave catch; need to try again.

                                At 1843 UT, I find *no* skywave activity on the X-band, not even 1700 KKLF Richardson TX --- so surely none of above signals lower in the band are skywave either (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                UNIDENTIFIED. Oct 27 at 1900 UT, I have returned to the same location as yesterday, the MW hotspot in a mall parking lot in western Enid. Almost same space, but on Sunday the lot is almost empty if that should make a difference. I`ve timed it to arrive just before hourtop, hoping to get an ID on the 870 station, but conditions are somehow worse than yesterday: all I can detect on 870 at 1902 is a SAH of about 6 Hz. Normally readable 880 KRVN is also very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                UNIDENTIFIED. 880, Oct 31 at 1223-1225+ UT, audio of a couple of syllables and rumble caught in a loop over and over for more than two minutes, interrupted by one IAD. Roughly east/west with KRVN nulled, and very likely KLRG AR, altho KHAC NM can also make it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Oct 30 at 1250 UT, country music with WKY OKC tightly nulled. Per NRC AM Log 2013, the *only* two USA/Canadian C&W format stations on 930 are both likely within range from here, KAFF Flagstaff AZ, and KRKY Granby CO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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