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

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

    These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
    http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser
    And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

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

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

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

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

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

    again skipping some of the stanzas; have they been withdrawn?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

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

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

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

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

    ``ACERCA DE RADIO XEBX 610AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pre/sunrise DX Oct 10, UT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    • #17
      MWDX from Enid OK, October 15-21, 2011

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

      These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
      http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser
      And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
      http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      800: see UNIDENTIFIED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MWDX from Enid OK, October 15-21, 2011

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

        These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also VHF/UHF, sometimes, utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without much delay, such as
        http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser
        And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:
        http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        800: see UNIDENTIFIED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        • #19
          MWDX from Enid, Oklahoma, October 22-29, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Pre-sunrise MW DX Oct 25, UT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          • #20
            MW DX from Enid OK, October 30-November 10, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            Comment


            • #21
              MW DX from Enid, Oklahoma, November 11-19, 2011

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

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

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

              UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. Some interesting hets this evening UT Nov 15, first on the caradio:

              Standing out was 1 kHz het on Cuba 670, at 0120 UT. Could not tell whether plus or minus on the 10-kHz step tuning, but it matched the pitch of the Saudi 1521 het on KOKC 1520. Ergo, it`s not an accidental drift, and it isn`t a TA either, of course, since TA frequencies are as far as you could get from 670, i.e. 666 and 675. [Greece pretends they are on 665, warding off evil spirits.]

              Back home on the porch with DX-398, at 0255, I find that it`s 671, DFs from the same direxion as the Cuban, and null is toward WSCR. But the (primary, R. Rebelde // 710) Cuban is not the source as it`s within SAH range of WSCR. So maybe the other Cuban, R. Reloj? No audio available. Or could it be one of those mystery USG tests on an offset frequency? No, it`s not a 1 kHz AM tone from 670, since there is no peak on 669. Please check 671 if it`s still on when you get this. Has anyone else been hearing this 671 recently? Recheck at 0637, the 671 carrier is still there peaking from the southeast/northwest?

              [later: Rick Shaftan in NW NJ agreed he was hearing something on 671 at 0407; many reporters in the ABDX group also reported 671 that evening, but no one offered a bearing or any audio: Kevin Redding, TN; Bob Smoak, SC; Kevin Raper, SC; Dean Wayman, NE; Rick Barton, AZ; Bert New, GA; Phil Rafuse, PEI; Bruce Winkelman, OK]

              Still in the car at 0240, I was hearing some more hets on the even frequencies, 530, 910, 1000. The latter two would be TAs on 909, 999 but could the first be 531, or is LYQ-529 back with us?

              On the DX-398 did a full bandscan in the 0250-0300+ period, confirming carriers on 671, TAs 693, 774, 783, 882, 909, 927, 1053, 1152, 1215 and 1377. Could not hear LYQ on 529.

              O, I also was hearing that different less than 1 kHz het above 1210, no doubt still WDGR, Dahlonega GA, the 10 kW daytimer which was recently reactivated, not only cheating all night, but not on-frequency. It was definitely identified by Neil Kazaross, and Mauno Ritola says programming is in Korean! It was already in Korean in Feb 2006; see DXLD 6-034.

              NRC AM Log 2011-2012 shows WDGR also has a critical hours license for 2.5 kW, which would allow it to stay on somewhat after sunset, but not all night, with a CP for 20 kW day, 1 watt night, and 12 kW CH on a U11 configuration, which means different direxionals day and CH, non-direxional at night. To add to the complexity, city of license is Lawrenceville, and address is in Norcross. 73, (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, dxldyg and MW lists, and as expanded via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 671: Haven`t looked for TAs tonight, UT Wednesday Nov 16 around 0100 but the 671 carrier is in again. Best I can tell is that it`s from due NW/SE, which cuts across western Cuba and northeastern Colombia, give or take. {Signal is quite steady, so I doubt it`s from any further than Cuba, if not domestic.}

              Sorry if I haven`t seen everyone`s reply yet, but from last night have not received any other bearings or audio reports. How about those of you in the east of NAm getting a bearing on it for some triangulation, and those in FL trying to get some audio whether it is a R. Reloj outlet or not? 73, (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, several MW lists and dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST) These are the only new replies I`ve found:

              Glenn, 125 miles east of Memphis, the directional is towards Cuba on the 671 (Kevin Redding, Crump, TN, 0129 UT Nov 16, ABDX via DXLD)

              I've heard it here in Missouri as well -- quite a loud 1-kHz het but as Glenn said, no discernible audio here (Randy Stewart, Springfield MO, 0153 UT Nov 16, NRC-AM via DXLD)

              I haven't had the opportunity to do any serious work on it yet, but I really didn't notice it on the crappy car radio daytime yesterday, in fact very weak around 2330 GMT yesterday on the NRD-535, but stronger as the eve progressed. And it was there pre-sunrise today, so obviously Latin American. No audio, or at least none coming through. Just seemingly a carrier.

              Coincidental that this appeared about the same time the big Rebelde from western Cuba appeared on 530 (co-channeling their own Enciclopedia)? Rebelde has been reported on 530 by others, but that or those have been determined to be from the eastern side of the island and never heard at my location (Terry L Krueger, Clearwater, Florida, USA, 27.55.83 N, 82.46.08 W, 1326 UT Nov 16, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** CUBA. Seems like the 671 kHz carrier was missing after the first two nights, but it`s back UT Nov 19 around 0030 UT as I was driving back and forth to the nearest fast food joint, where I had an 11-minute 0022-0033 wait for one burger, unlike a very irate customer who stormed in from his car, still unserved after 26 minutes. If I had used the drive-thru, I could have listened to the het just as long! It was still going at 0441 re check. We may safely assume it is far more annoying to Dentro-Cubans trying to hear 50 kW R. Rebelde on one of its prime MW frequencies, established on 670 really to block WWFE in Florida.

              Terry Krueger in Clearwater FL has the 671 answer an hour later Nov 19 at 0130: ``Rebelde audio, fairly decent at times.`` During the daytime on Nov 15 he could get the carrier, but no audio; so it had to be from western Cuba, no further east than 50 miles from Habana. Slightly stronger into the evening. But not heard night of UT November 16. He hears a second Rebelde on 670 besides Arroyo Arenas. WRTH 2011 shows one of those, and one R. Reloj on 670, with no location. Let`s check the Reloj website itself:
              http://www.radioreloj.cu/index.php/p...o-reloj-por-am
              No 670 outlet listed there, let alone 671; what do they know?

              Albert Lehr replied earlier via the ABDX group: ``I heard a weak carrier on 671 kHz in Livermore, California at 0310 UT 11/16. The bearing from here is about 110 degrees, possibly skewed a little on my indoor loop. The carrier is within 1 Hz of being exactly on 671 kHz. This may be a repeat of the Cuban experiment in the fall of 2007 on 1181 kHz.``

              More reports of it tonight UT Nov 19 on the ABDX list:

              ``HUGE 1 kHz upper-sidetone heterodyne on 670 from the 671 kHz carrier tonight. Loops almost due south-north. I'll have to see if it is present during the day while looping that direction since I get many Cubanos day and night. BTW, I now live in Buras, LA, even further out into the Gulf of Mexico. -Darwin Long``

              ``EVEN further out into the Gulf Darwin? Stay dry, Buddy! DX isn't worth your life ;-) . The tone is audible here in St. Louis, Missouri, loud but not overwhelming. It more or less seems to peak at the exact same times Cuba overtakes my semi-local WSCR Chicago (which happens a lot). I'm wondering openly if it's a parasite/unintentional spur of some sort from the Cuban transmitter? Earl Higgins, St. Louis, Missouri, USA``, 0443 UT Nov 19

              ``Re 671 kHz: The tone on 670 is much louder here in Tulsa tonite (2030 CST 18 NOV 11 [0230 UT 19 NOV]) than previously heard. No DF capabilities here, unfortunately. Bruce Winkelman AA5CO, Tulsa, OK``
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. I recently mentioned that I was no longer hearing a het on 1600, so apparently the off-frequency station, KMDO in Fort Scott KS, had fixed it --- no, there it is again, beating against KUSH/KRVA at 2113 UT Nov 18 on the caradio, and another one like it on 1510; as I toggled back and forth between the two on memory presets, (once known as push-buttons), the 1600 pitch matched exactly to my ear the het on 1510 caused by off-frequency KCTE Independence MO/Kansas City, which others have measured on 1510.83. I wonder if they are using same kind of transmitter subject to this peculiarity, as it`s quite a coincidence for both to be off by the precisely the same amount. KMDO is in SE Kansas, just one myriameter from the MO border west of Nevada (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              Comment


              • #22
                I'm hearing the 671 carrier atm (04:45Z 11-26-11) to my SE.

                NN2E
                EM56
                Benton, KY.
                "You Might Be a Redneck If...
                Your TV is on 24/7.
                Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
                The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
                Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
                Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
                Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
                Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
                Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
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                Comment


                • #23
                  MWDX from Enid OK, November 20-26, 2011

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

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

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

                  ** CUBA [non]. C-SPAN cable in the US aired the third (of how many?) episode about USG international broadcasting, Nov 26 at 2330 UT; usual repeats are Monday 1300 and UT Tuesday 0100 on C-SPAN 2. Or on demand:

                  The Communicators with Carlos García
                  Nov 22, 2011 C-SPAN | Communicators

                  Carlos García-Pérez talked about U.S. government-sponsored broadcasts to Cuba. Radio broadcasts into the communist-ruled country began in 1985, television broadcasts in 1990, and they are known as Radio and TV Martí. The broadcasts are jammed by the Cuban government and some in Congress argue that the future of TV Marti in particular is in question because viewership is small, compared with U.S. broadcasts to other countries, and news from other Western-based news operations appears to be available.

                  This week "The Communicators" airs the third in a series about U.S. Government-sponsored broadcasts to other countries. These broadcasts are services of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. . .
                  http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/302825-1

                  In case you are wondering, CGP said he was born in Miami of Cuban parents, grew up in Puerto Rico, moved his family back to Miami for this job. Paints a picture of an effective RTV Martí, successful lately by sending DVDs of programs to Cubans; and vows that the station will continue to be a major media source in post-Castro Cuba
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX monitoring now Nov 24 produces some of the same things we were getting an hour earlier in Oct before unDST timechanges.

                  650, Nov 24 at 1301 UT, `Panorama Agropecuario`, 6:01 TC, heard many times before when it was at 1200, on XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Gets out very well, surely the 10 kW claimed rather than previously listed 2 kW.

                  870, Nov 24 at 1304, XETAR ID immediately heard, but in native language, not Spanish, rustic music, then mixing Spanish announcements; atop some CCI. In A-season it signed on at 1200, from Guachochi, Chihuahua.

                  900, Nov 24 at 1311, R. Vida ID in `Café de la Mañana` show, phone numbers for call-ins. Previously concluded this is XEDT in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, a name change from listings as La Reina. Has Cantú cuaught up with this yet since we last checked in our almost-daily Mexican DX sessions in October when we heard it multiply?
                  http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am_0800-1090.htm
                  No! Will it be corrected in WRTH 2012, now probably at the press? In the new IRCA Mexican Log which we have not yet seen? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  1030, Nov 24 at 1306, lengthy promo for Tele-Fórmula and its wide coverage not only in México but across the US by satellite, good here with KTWO nulled. Says this show started at 5:30 am HCM [1130 UT]: XEYC, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Was also getting Spanish in KTOK 1000 null, presumably usual XEFV from same ciudad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 670 and vicinity, Nov 25 at 1712 UT midday on caradio, distorted spur spikes from talk station; have been bothered by this for a long time, obviously out of whack nearby (frequency or geographically) transmitter. This time I get out a portable and try to find any match from stations on the low end of the band, and locals on 960, 1390, 1640 --- no, nothing fits.

                  But the crosstalk can also be heard when tuned directly to WWLS 640 Moore. That signal is so strong that the only explanation is that it`s coming out of their very own transmitter --- but it is NOT synchronized with WWLS itself. As far as I can tell, however, it is the same programming of sports talk, also with music bits interspersed. WWLS is also running IBOC which puts out the usual noise field peaking around 653 on the high side. I think it must be the same audio on IBOC delay somehow emitting a portion of the signal in (very distorted) AM even further from the fundamental. Has anyone ever run across this defect from other IBOC stations?

                  Fortunately, WWLS is the only AM IBOC station in the OKC market, KTOK having quit it years ago; unlike poor Tulsa with 3 or 4 of them; see http://topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 660, Nov 24 at 1302 UT, VG signal from E/W with national ads for Home Depot, Geico. Do they operate on the Res? Must have been end of very brief network newcast, 1303 ID as ``KTNN AM 660, Window Rock – Bird Springs``, right into chanting. The latter isn`t in Rand McNally`s Arizona, but Google finds it between Dilkon and Leupp north of Winslow. I assume KTNN just adds other faraway Navajo towns at random to their city of license IDs. The point is, here they are, long before local sunrise without null toward New York.

                  I compared it to 770 for KKOB Albuquerque, which adheres to official sunrise times before going non-direxional --- a quite weak signal in English may have been that or its non-direxional 230-watt co-channel relay in Santa Fe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    MW DX from Enid, Oklahoma, November 27-December 3, 2011

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

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

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

                    ** OKLAHOMA. 1140, Nov 29 around 2225 UT, KRMP OKC daytimer was billing itself as ``The Touch``, which is ``all-new``; rarely listen, so not sure how new that really is, but updates NRC AM Log 2011-2012 which had it as ``The Old School Station``. It`s mostly talk format now, including Tom Joyner weekday mornings, with gospel-huxters all-day Sundays; http://www.thetouch1140.com/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 580, Nov 28 at 2048 UT, on the caradio driving thru half of Enid, I am hearing when the ambient noise level allows an almost continuous ringing sound, not when tuned to WIBW Topeka, which is in a talk show, but when I step 10 kHz to either side, i.e. a beat against 570 KLIF Dallas, and stronger against 590 KXSP Omaha, whose own signal is weaker than KLIF. WIBW must be putting out matching spurs!

                    Continuing to listen mostly on 590, the ringing sound sometimes stops for a second or so, and sometimes for a minute or two. It`s not a pure tone, but two slightly different pitches rapidly alternating, a lot like those annoying Salvation Army ringers outside every store. The pitches heard on 590 are ever so slightly higher than on 570, so the three stations must not all be on exact .0000 frequencies.

                    Tuning back across WIBW itself at 2129 UT, I hear them mention that they are amid a ``Red Kettle Campaign``. OMG, here`s what must be happening: WIBW is airing this continuous annoying ringing in the background of its own talkshow modulation, and the pitch is too high to come thru the bandwidth my caradio when tuned to 580. But it`s *not* too high when tuned to an adjacent frequency, i.e. over 5 kHz on the originator, less than 5 kHz beat on the neighbors.

                    Sure `nuff, when I get home and try it on the portable DX-398 with 1-kHz steps and finer 40-Hz steps in the SSB mode, I can approximately pinpoint the jingly `carriers` around 574 and 586. If WIBW keeps doing this, and we`ve got almost a month until Xmas, others should be able to pick these up at a skywave distance; I get them all by groundwave. But I pity the poor Topekans with wider bandwidth on their cheap AM radios. Extent of hours this may be happening is unknown. But not just during brief commercials for SA. WIBW spurs Sally`s.

                    {This is rather like KSPI`s spurs from 780 Stillwater OK, on 784 and 776 kHz, which are more audible as beats against the adjacents than when listening to strong KSPI itself. These are only 4 kHz off the fundamental, but relatively weak and more audible against the weak adjacent 770 and 790 signals. They really are spurs and not part of the program modulation, however misguided.} (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) But ringing not heard since from WIBW on very occasional chex including same daypart

                    ** U S A. 660, Tuesday Nov 29 at 1321 UT, ads still mentioning Black Friday as if it`s pending or current, including one for an unpronounceable trading post in Gallup NM, so not only is Tuesday still Friday, but KTNN is pretending night is day and continuing to pump 50 kW nondirexional eastward; tough luck, WFAN (as if anyone in NYC cared at 8:21 am what`s going on in Navajoland). Maybe such casual awareness of time in Anglo terms is a Dineh cultural thing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. `Tis the season for daytime MW DX with the Sun approaching its low noon nadir. Dec 3 at 1850 UT [18 minutes after local mean noon] on caradio at a quiet hotspot store parking lot in western Enid, I search for skywave signals, making sure I am far enough away from the building and its security(?) MW noise sources:

                    830, just barely audible, seems to be discussion about football, heard Minnesota mentioned, unseems play-by-play. Bothered by WBAP 820 splatter especially when emitting bits of music. 830 faded down by ID time at TOH, but surely it`s WCCO, a megameter away. (1500 might do better, but OK and TX stations are there.) Trouble is, the WCCO website shows the 12-1 pm Saturday show is Yard & Garden. But when clicking on podcast for that, it`s headed: ``Join us Saturday at 1 for the S & S Tree Specialists Yard and Garden Show``. I couldn`t find anything on the WCCO website about SBG broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** U S A. 1490, Nov 29 at 1337 UT, program promo on ``1490 AM KQTY``, i.e. Borger TX in the panhandle, briefly atop the graveyard pileup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. MW TP carrier search Nov 27 around sunrise 1321 UT: At 1324, JBA carriers from NW/SE on 774, 882. I must be very careful, as at 1327 there was a stronger carrier on 693, just the right pitch on my BFO 9-kHz-offset steps, but more NNW/SSE and then tone shifted, so from some local source (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      MW DX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Dec 4-11, 2011

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

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

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

                      ** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX December 5, UT, only poor signals with no big SRS boost at the moment:

                      700, Dec 5 at 1319 UT, poor signal with 8-note tune on fiddle repeated over and over almost like an IS; 1320 gobierno federal PSA, 1321 another similar tune. 1325 a few words in unknown language, then repetitive drumming; fading by 1330. Sounds quite rustic, an indigenous station? Most likely XEETCH, La Voz de los Tres Rios, Etchojoa, Sonora, which 2011 IRCA Mexican log says broadcasts in Spanish, Mayo [sic], Yaqui and Garijio. BTW, I previously logged this in late November 2010, but it was erroneously published in Dec 2011 CIDX Messenger as a 2011 log, along with several others.

                      Another indigenous on 700 is XEXPUJ, X`pujil, Campeche, La Voz de la Sierra Norte [sic], LV del Corazón de la Selva, in Spanish, Mayan and Choi languages --- but it`s a bit late in the day for it, and my log was looping WSW. How in the world do you pronounce X`pujil?

                      710, Dec 5 at 1320 UT, ad or promotion mentions an auditorio [building, not audience] somewhere, ``B-M Radio``, so XEDP in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, briefly atop QRM, KGNC? This slogan/corporate name is not found in the 2010 IRCA Log, but here`s a view: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8957899

                      730, Dec 5 at 1323 UT, Radio Viva Villa singing ID, i.e. XEHB, San Francisco del Oro, a.k.a. Hidalgo del Parral, Chihua2; as heard better many October mornings. Its very name could be construed as anti-American (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** MEXICO. 810, Dec 10 at 0602 UT, barely copiable thru QRM is ID from XERI, ``Tamaulipas, 5000 watts, 25 años al aire``, then playing instrumental NA after local midnight. This is a bit surprising, as this Radio Rey, Reynosa is listed for only 100 watts at night (1000 day), vs the other Tamaulipan, XEFW in Tampico with 1000 night (50000 day). And IRCA Mexican Log 2010 says XERI is stereo too (C-QUAM?). Current Cantú and WRTH 2011 agree on the listed power figures. So is 5000 mere hype, or admission that they are running that much even at night? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Dec 10 at 1344 UT, open carrier from KOKB Blackwell, and also from sister station 1020 KOKP Perry. That might have made way for no-longer mysterious Spanish Saturday mornings from 1580 in Fort Smith, but at 1400 sharp, without ID or sign-on, both of them start modulating with apparently live weekly show (p)reviewing high-school football games. This was not awaiting local sunrise, which is already at 1330 in Dec (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 560, Dec 10 at 0550 UT, tail end of `Jim Bohannon Show` on one of his original stations, KWTO Springfield MO, guest Willie Geist with some funny stuff; when that fades, also audible on 600 WMT Cedar Rapids. Also found still on 690, presumed KGGF Coffeyville KS, but more QRM there. Glad to find Jimbo still on a few audible stations here, since local KGWA 960 dropped him a few years ago. But now it`s easier to hear Jimbo on demand via
                      http://www.jimbohannonshow.com/programhighlights
                      Go to Dec 09 and the three-hour show autolaunches, minus all the commercials and breaks so it lasts only two hours. Advance player timer to 1:20 for the start of the third hour with Geist:

                      ``If you get up early enough (5:30 am Eastern Time [1030 UT]) and flip on MSNBC, you'll get a look at the news from a kind of skewed perspective on the program `Way Too Early with Willie Geist`. In addition to his own show, Geist also co-hosts MSNBC's early morning chat fest `Morning Joe`, with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

                      And now, Geist has taken his unusual way of looking at things and written a book about some important events in America - that never actually happened. The book is "American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures" (published by Hyperion). In it, the real-life characters who now dominate the 24-hour news cycle are cast as stars in completely made-up scenes that are eerily not far from reality.`` Such as Pres. Palin delivering her inaugural address at WWF and refusing to be sworn in by a Washington-insider, C.J. Roberts (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 570, Dec 8 at 1321 UT, something in the null of KLIF is talking about New Mexico: ilovecruces.com for ``everything local`` [I thought, but no such or similar website found], NM lottery, ergo KSNM, which should be on PSRA of 250 watts instead of 155 at nite, not 5000 at day, which it sounded like, all non-direxional. December official sunrise is not until 1400 UT; January, 1415.

                      This station was originally KGRT, ``K-Great``, until Oct 2, 2000; KGRT now applies to their FM ``104``. KSNM drives away listeners with a brain, since its big talkers are Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs, plus Fox news per http://ksnm570.am even tho it is hardly in Armenia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1200, Dec 8 at 1342, Spanish way over WOAI, ads mentioning Chicago, Debt-Stoppers at 773- phone number, which is one of Chicago`s overlain area codes. So WRTO, 20 kW day in effect from their latest sunrise 1315 UT in Dec & Jan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1220, Dec 8 at 1337 UT, peppy S. Asian songs, hard to null, but finally seems roughly NNE/SSW, fading by 1341. Anyway must be the only ETHnic station listed anywhere on this frequency in NRC AM Log 2011-2012 as I have heard before: ``Hot Pepper 1220``, KZEE Weatherford TX, 1600 watt day power rather than PSRA of 8 watts which would have been in effect until official sunrise of 1330 in Dec and Jan.

                      Weatherford is west of Fort Worth in Parker County, but you know where the dough is, as KZEE is owned by Tarrant Radio Broadcasting, with main lobe toward Fort Worth; business addresses in Hurst and North Richland Hills on the other side of FW. Thus the Anglo Weatherfordians are deprived of any local AM radio service in order to rimshoot the Asian minority in the big Cowtown.

                      I was also hearing a weak off-frequency het on 1220, which has been identified by John Wilkins, CO, on 1219.84 as the only other Texan on 1220, KMVL Madisonville, which is on I-45 between Houston and Dallas, close to Rick Perry`s death camp at Huntsville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1330, Dec 10 at 1344 UT, KNSS Wichita dominant, has C&W music when nulled, fast SAH, but fading by 1346. Most likely KCKM, Monahans TX as previously logged, only format fit in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1530, Dec 8 at 1330, list of lunch menus for today at Eisenhower and other schools, a daily feature on KQNK --- i.e. Norton KS, up near the Nebraska line, which should be on PSRA of 500 watts before day power of 1000 is legal at 1400 UT in Dec and Jan. However, this daytime station has also been reported cheating at night for stupid ballgames, but I usually hear it around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search Dec 8 at 1326-1330 UT, on DX-398, 9 kHz steps with off-tuned BFO to recognize correctly-pitched very weak carriers: 612, 702, 774, 882, 1566, 1575. Today`s LSR in Enid is 1330 UT, still latening until 1344 a month from now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        MW DX frm Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Dec 12-17, 2011

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

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

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

                        ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Dec 16:

                        830, Dec 16 at 1200 UT I look for Mexican national anthems where it`s 5 or 6 am, and find one here, choral version. Hard to null WCCO, however, then 6:01 TC, ID(?) as R. Sótano, Piedras Negras, local news. So is XEIK, Coahuila, IRCA 2010-listed as La Norteñita, 5 kW day and maybe as much at night, roughly collinear with Minneapolis.

                        940, Dec 16 at 1204, Mexican NA in a version I have not heard before, YL very nice alto voice, but faded before any ID heard. Need to pursue this one further.

                        980, Dec 16 at 1206, choral NA looping WSW, sign-on by YL mentions Cananea, Sonora, then OM continues with ``radio pública``, addresses, Instituto Mexicano de la Radio, then to live announcer with 5+ am timecheck, temperature as -7, which is not that unusual along the northern frontier in winter. Is XEFQ, La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre, 1/0.5 kW, heard before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 890, Dec 14 at 1331 UT, just before LSR, in null of KTLR OKC, promo for employment@kggn.com in Kansas City, other ads; seems religious. NRC AM Log 2011-2012 shows KGGN as a 960-watt direxional daytimer, COL Gladstone MO, ``Great Gospel Radio``. FCC pattern plot shows two-tower broad cardioid peaking 250 degrees with null toward WLS, no protexion for OKC. Seems vaguely familiar: yes, I did log it 12.6 months ago as in DXLD 10-48 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1300, Dec 16 at 1211 UT, `Gospel Hour` from ``Shreveport`s premier station`` , i.e. KSYB. Found website http://www.amistadradiogroup.com/ with audio greeting pronouncing Amistad with short A`s as if it were an English word: ``The Gospel Power House --- The Station God Listens To!!!`` Tnx for the promotion. 5000 watts day, 30 watts night, and it`s definitely still night. NRC AM Log 2011-2012 does not show a PSRA, but there is one of 500 watts, which is more like it after 6 am local, per:
                        http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=5041
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** U S A. 1460, Dec 16 at 1213 UT, S Asian songs, segués including one at 1222, no announcements. Hard to get a fix, seems sort of E-W, but the only ETHnic format in NRC AM Log anywhere around here is KBRZ, Houston TX, and their ``International Language Radio`` schedule fits:
                        http://www.kbrzradio.com/5.html
                        with `Sangeet Radio` M-F 6 am to midnight, more variety on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Dec 14 at 1335-1339 UT circa local sunrise. Extremely weak JBA ones detected on: 774, 792, 828, 882, 1008, 1422, 1494, 1566 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic carrier search on 10-kHz-step caradio UT Dec 16 around 0235 found hets on: 530, 670, 690, 890, 910. The last two look TA for sure, 891 likely Algeria and 909 most likely BBC Radio 5 Live totalling 401 kW, altho I couldn`t tell which side of the NAm frequencies. 531 probably Algeria too unless LYQ is back on 529, but I doubt it. 671 of course Cuba. The 690 het was less than 1 kHz, so some off-frequency American station; ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                        • #27
                          MWDX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Dec 18-26, 2011

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

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

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

                          ** CANADA. 990, Dec 25 at 0630, CBW Winnipeg is playing Satchmo`s Santa Claus song, quite a contrast to 1000 KTOK OKC with Handel`s Messiah. CBW is our only regularly listenable Canadian here, often dominant from before sunset to after sunrise, but the channel is hardly `clear` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** CANADA. 1610, Dec 22 at 0050 UT on the caradio I am surprised to hear something in Spanish here vs the IBOC noise from KATZ-1600. Unfortunately, I am in no position to DF it. Woman speaking, seems to be giving local addresses, thought I heard Monterrey mentioned, then a few seconds of ``Jingle Bells Rock``, mentions 8 de la noche. I was hoping for XEUACH, R. Chapingo, but it`s not yet 7 pm there and here, if that was a partial before-the-hour timecheck. So was it from EST zone? That would be CHHA Toronto, Radio Voces Latinas, which is listed as Spanish + ethnic format. It`s more likely to be heard anyway, about same distance but much greater power, altho also a rarity here. Then it lost out to the IBOC.

                          Program grid at
                          http://www.sanlorenzo.ca/espanol/Program_Schedule.html
                          shows the weekday 7-8 pm program is `Panorama` which could be in any tongue! The have quite a lineup of languages, UT: 0100 English, 0200 Portuguese, 0300 Tagalog, 0400 Italian, 0500+ Spanish. Also in the afternoons at 19-21 UT M-F there are 20 half-hour shows each named for a different Ibero-American country, and they do webcast via http://www.voceslatinas.ca (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** CANADA. 1610, Dec 25 at 0615 jingle and ID in English ``You`re listening to 1610 AM --- Radio Voces Latinas``, onward with music in Spanish, i.e. CHHA Toronto. Was KATZ 1600 IBOC noise off? Probably just in a lucky fade, as IBOC peaking 1613 was certainly bothering CHHA at 0640 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. Since I am awake before 0700 Dec 23, I look for Mexican national anthems on MW probably from the UT-7 zone:

                          710, Dec 23 at 0655 UT, choral anthem is underway; 0657 fanfare and then super-patriotic speech about the flag, but fading by 0700. It had been well audible in null of Cuba, probably from SW/WSW direxion, likely XEDP in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, a regular around sunrise too, but there are two other MST stations in Sinaloa and Sonora, per new IRCA Mexican Log.

                          850, Dec 23 at 0656 UT, multiverse choral NA past 0658, 0701 finally ID as 5 kW from Chihuahua, i.e. XEM. Was easy to null attenuated KOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise logs Dec 25, UT:

                          710, Dec 25 at 1320 UT, PSA calling for denouncing delinquency to the (federal) army with phone numbers, complicated e-mail address, also mentions Chihuahua and Cuauhtémoc, so one more time for XEDP.

                          760, Dec 25 at 1325 promos for station website, 1326 ID in passing as R. Geny, live timecheck for 6:22: not exactly. Is XENY in Nogales, Sonora, not likely on nite power of 100 watts vs day power 5000.

                          850, Dec 25 at 1311 UT, NA is playing at odd time, 1312 sign-on for XHHM on FM and XEM 850 Chihuahua, right into ``Put Your Head On My Shoulder`` song in English. This is R. Renacimiento per Cantú but did not hear that name, and confirms their FM is XHHM on 103.7. KOA easily nulled again from roughly 90 degrees away.

                          1040, Dec 25 at 1330 UT, PSAs for IFE, 1332 singing ID for 104.1 Radio Fiesta(?). Nulling what there is of WHO, I expected the usual Guaymas or Chihuahua, but the 104.1 match fits for XEGR in Jalapa, Veracruz, listed as OK Radio by IRCA, WRTH and Cantú. I still suspect it was not XEGR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. Xmas causes lots of anomalous programming, even news/talk format stations going musical, such as 1000 KTOK OKC, Dec 25 at 0627 playing Handel`s Messiah – the whole thing? Replacing `Coast to Coast`. Contrast with CBW on 990, see CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 960, my local KGWA Enid, Sunday Dec 25 at 1306 UT in `Cowboy Corner` with Red Steagall, nationally syndicated show I have run across on various stations, but not KGWA. His affiliate list http://www.cowboycorner.com/stations.html shows instead KGWA`s FM side, KOFM 103.1, Sundays at 7 am. Maybe they were unusually simulcasting for the holiday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 720, Dec 25 at 1317 UT, Spanish is way over WGN, but it`s not XE. SHVA [super-hype voice actor] exclaims ``104.1 FM y 720 AM, Norteña, La Raza`` which chex as KSAH San Antonio (COL Universal City).

                          770, Dec 25 at 1327, ABC report about the Arab Spring, likely yearender on `Perspective` as long scheduled on KKOB Albuquerque for 6-7 am Sundays, but far before sunrise during null toward NYC and me, may well be the co-channel non-direxional 230-watt relay in Santa Fe which is on the air only at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search Dec 23 around 1348 UT local sunrise here: very weak ones detectable on 972, 792, 774, 747 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Dec 23 as early as 2108 UT, something skywave besides KOKC is audible by deeply nulling its 50 kW groundwave. Sounds like country music, or maybe Xmas music, which could be anything breaking nominal format (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                          • #28
                            MWDX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Dec 18-26, 2011

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

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

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

                            ** CANADA. 990, Dec 25 at 0630, CBW Winnipeg is playing Satchmo`s Santa Claus song, quite a contrast to 1000 KTOK OKC with Handel`s Messiah. CBW is our only regularly listenable Canadian here, often dominant from before sunset to after sunrise, but the channel is hardly `clear` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** CANADA. 1610, Dec 22 at 0050 UT on the caradio I am surprised to hear something in Spanish here vs the IBOC noise from KATZ-1600. Unfortunately, I am in no position to DF it. Woman speaking, seems to be giving local addresses, thought I heard Monterrey mentioned, then a few seconds of ``Jingle Bells Rock``, mentions 8 de la noche. I was hoping for XEUACH, R. Chapingo, but it`s not yet 7 pm there and here, if that was a partial before-the-hour timecheck. So was it from EST zone? That would be CHHA Toronto, Radio Voces Latinas, which is listed as Spanish + ethnic format. It`s more likely to be heard anyway, about same distance but much greater power, altho also a rarity here. Then it lost out to the IBOC.

                            Program grid at
                            http://www.sanlorenzo.ca/espanol/Program_Schedule.html
                            shows the weekday 7-8 pm program is `Panorama` which could be in any tongue! The have quite a lineup of languages, UT: 0100 English, 0200 Portuguese, 0300 Tagalog, 0400 Italian, 0500+ Spanish. Also in the afternoons at 19-21 UT M-F there are 20 half-hour shows each named for a different Ibero-American country, and they do webcast via http://www.voceslatinas.ca (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** CANADA. 1610, Dec 25 at 0615 jingle and ID in English ``You`re listening to 1610 AM --- Radio Voces Latinas``, onward with music in Spanish, i.e. CHHA Toronto. Was KATZ 1600 IBOC noise off? Probably just in a lucky fade, as IBOC peaking 1613 was certainly bothering CHHA at 0640 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. Since I am awake before 0700 Dec 23, I look for Mexican national anthems on MW probably from the UT-7 zone:

                            710, Dec 23 at 0655 UT, choral anthem is underway; 0657 fanfare and then super-patriotic speech about the flag, but fading by 0700. It had been well audible in null of Cuba, probably from SW/WSW direxion, likely XEDP in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, a regular around sunrise too, but there are two other MST stations in Sinaloa and Sonora, per new IRCA Mexican Log.

                            850, Dec 23 at 0656 UT, multiverse choral NA past 0658, 0701 finally ID as 5 kW from Chihuahua, i.e. XEM. Was easy to null attenuated KOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise logs Dec 25, UT:

                            710, Dec 25 at 1320 UT, PSA calling for denouncing delinquency to the (federal) army with phone numbers, complicated e-mail address, also mentions Chihuahua and Cuauhtémoc, so one more time for XEDP.

                            760, Dec 25 at 1325 promos for station website, 1326 ID in passing as R. Geny, live timecheck for 6:22: not exactly. Is XENY in Nogales, Sonora, not likely on nite power of 100 watts vs day power 5000.

                            850, Dec 25 at 1311 UT, NA is playing at odd time, 1312 sign-on for XHHM on FM and XEM 850 Chihuahua, right into ``Put Your Head On My Shoulder`` song in English. This is R. Renacimiento per Cantú but did not hear that name, and confirms their FM is XHHM on 103.7. KOA easily nulled again from roughly 90 degrees away.

                            1040, Dec 25 at 1330 UT, PSAs for IFE, 1332 singing ID for 104.1 Radio Fiesta(?). Nulling what there is of WHO, I expected the usual Guaymas or Chihuahua, but the 104.1 match fits for XEGR in Jalapa, Veracruz, listed as OK Radio by IRCA, WRTH and Cantú. I still suspect it was not XEGR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** OKLAHOMA. Xmas causes lots of anomalous programming, even news/talk format stations going musical, such as 1000 KTOK OKC, Dec 25 at 0627 playing Handel`s Messiah – the whole thing? Replacing `Coast to Coast`. Contrast with CBW on 990, see CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** OKLAHOMA. 960, my local KGWA Enid, Sunday Dec 25 at 1306 UT in `Cowboy Corner` with Red Steagall, nationally syndicated show I have run across on various stations, but not KGWA. His affiliate list http://www.cowboycorner.com/stations.html shows instead KGWA`s FM side, KOFM 103.1, Sundays at 7 am. Maybe they were unusually simulcasting for the holiday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

                            ** U S A. 720, Dec 25 at 1317 UT, Spanish is way over WGN, but it`s not XE. SHVA [super-hype voice actor] exclaims ``104.1 FM y 720 AM, Norteña, La Raza`` which chex as KSAH San Antonio (COL Universal City).

                            770, Dec 25 at 1327, ABC report about the Arab Spring, likely yearender on `Perspective` as long scheduled on KKOB Albuquerque for 6-7 am Sundays, but far before sunrise during null toward NYC and me, may well be the co-channel non-direxional 230-watt relay in Santa Fe which is on the air only at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search Dec 23 around 1348 UT local sunrise here: very weak ones detectable on 972, 792, 774, 747 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Dec 23 as early as 2108 UT, something skywave besides KOKC is audible by deeply nulling its 50 kW groundwave. Sounds like country music, or maybe Xmas music, which could be anything breaking nominal format (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                            • #29
                              MWDX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Dec 27, 2011-Jan 3, 2012

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

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

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

                              ** MEXICO. 710, Jan 3 at 1346 UT, gobierno federal PSA with whistling, but didn`t catch from which department; `Noticiero 7-10`, timecheck before 7 am local = MST, negative-C temp, mentioning several Chihuahua cities, so it`s the usual dominator XEDP in Cuauhtémoc, supposedly 7 kW, and occupying the frequency instead of much closer 10 kW KGNC Amarillo, which makes it here on daytime groundwave some 400 km away. A bandscan found little else from Mexico at this hour except XEG-1050 and XERF-1570 --- not even XETNT-650, still occupied by WSM. Today`s Enid LSR is 1343 UT, almost to our yearly latest of 1344 in a few days, when the Sun is closest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** MEXICO. 1050, Dec 28 at 1401 UT, choral NA is in progress, but of course it fades out before ID/sign-on. Loops E/W, and surely from the PST zone where it is 6 am, i.e. XED in Mexicali BCN a kilomile away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 1540, Dec 31 from 0657 to 0715 UT, tried to hear the WKVQ Eatonton GA DX test, which was scheduled with only two days notice, but never heard any Xmas music, CW IDs or sweep tones, just this:

                              1540, Dec 31 at 0702 UT, after Mexican music, ID in English ``This is KEDA, San Antonio, Texas, your Jalapeño radio station``. It was dominant even on my E-W longwire also suitable for the high end of MW on the FRG-7; also tried to null it on the DX-398 but not much success, only bringing up some weaker talk station, presumably KXEL. 0710 another ID for `Jalapeño Radio` mixing Spanish and English. No sign of the other Texans, closer KZMP, or KGBC with CRI, which must have lesser signals at night than KEDA`s 1 kW. BTW, those calls mean in Spanish ``stay`` as in ``with us`` = queda. I guess they don`t consider `Jalapeño Radio` to be an politically incorrect stereotype.

                              As for the WKVQ test, no power was stated in the publicity but they have a 10 kW non-direxional daytime authorization, which should have been employed for this post-midnite test. Yet initial reports I have seen indicate spotty reception even in the East with several 50 kW stations to contend with, but did make it as far as Manassas, Kansas City and Omaha (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) + Sweden, Albany itself

                              ** U S A. 1550, Jan 3 at 1324 UT as I tune in, a dominant signal as ``News New Mexico on KIVA AM 1550``; trouble is, there wasn`t any news during the following dekaminute as the signal faded in and out vs multiple SAHs from countless QRMers. 1330 promo for Dennis Miller at 1-4 pm on ``KIVA 1550, The Truth``; various ads; 1334 promo for Dr Joy Browne; finally back to a live show at 1335, two guys with local talk, still not news; 1337 lamenting long construxion period disrupting traffic on the main drag in Santa Fe, Cerillos Road.

                              KIVA is a 10 kW non-direxional daytimer (plus 27 watts at nite), address at 1213 San Pedro NE in Albuquerque. `News New Mexico` is their weekday 6-9 am show ``Hosted by Jim Spence and Michael Swickard`` per their blog, http://1550kiva.blogspot.com/ which is titled The ``Truth``, the quotation marx tacitly admitting that their truth = far-right wingnut opinion, not only Dennis Miller but Michael Savage, Alex Jones.

                              FCC info at
                              http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/amq?list=0&facid=4705
                              shows January sunrise in ABQ is not until 1415 UT, so is this 27 watts? Hardly! However, per
                              http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...letter_id=3811
                              KIVA does have a PSRA starting at 13 UT of: 89 watts! Is this 89 watts? Hardly!

                              When 1550 was starting up with Program Test Authority, FCC also sent them a letter dated June 25, 2009
                              http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...etter_id=12836
                              warning KIVA of intermodulation products on 450, 550, 2100, 2150, 2550, 4100 kHz which had not been demonstrated to be suppressed by at least 80 dB.

                              Call sign history
                              http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws....&Callsign=KIVA
                              shows KIVA since 5/18/09, and this facility had *eight* previous calls dating back past 1994y --- but most of them were not on 1550, I know, since this frequency appeared only a few years ago when the ABQ MW band was reconfigured.

                              I also know that the calls KIVA have applied to numerous other stations over the years mostly in New Mexico, but also in Yuma AZ. For the uninitiated, they`re desirable because of a SW reference to kivas, the circular religious ceremony pits of the Pueblo Indians and Hopi, which have long since been adopted by the Anglos. For instance, there is a general-purpose sunken class/meeting building at UNM called The Kiva.

                              NRC AM Log 2011-2012 says KIVA programming is also on KQNM 1100, which is a 250/20 watt station in Milan NM (near Grants, W of ABQ), but I don`t see anything about that on the KIVA blog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                              • #30
                                MW DX from Enid OK by Glenn Hauser, Jan 4-10, 2012

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

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

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

                                ** OKLAHOMA. It seems the two sports stations in Tulsa are getting mixed up: 1300 KAKC and 1430 KTBZ are jointly owned, affiliated with ESPN and FSN respectively:

                                1300, Jan 9 at 1347 UT, ``ESPN 1300, The Buzz``, signal peaking around sunrise with heavy IBOC noise on each side. I thought 1430 was ``The Buzz`` as implied by its calls. XEP takes turns dominating 1300. But on 1430 at 1350, ID as ``KTBZ 1430 AM``. At 1358, 1300 IDs again as ``ESPN 1300 The Buzz``, but then the 1300 station runs promo for ``Sports Radio 14-30 The Buzz``. So both of them must be ``The Buzz``; and BTW, no sign of IBOC on the sides of 1430, tho both are listed with it (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1190, Jan 7 at 2137 UT on the caradio with nondirexional vertical antenna, skywave is in with muddle of stations, but generally atop is ``all-new country 11-90, K#QZ``, which NRC AM Log shows as KQQZ ``Killer Country`` in Desoto MO (COL Fairview Heights IL, address in Belleville, i.e. near St Louis), 10 kW U4 with application for 25. I was looking for the new 25 kW station in White Hall AR, KJJI which may not be on the air yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1220, Jan 9 at 1340 UT, `AM 1220, KONZ(?)``, weather. Only likely match phonetically is KOMC, Branson MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** U S A. 1600, Jan 5 at 1817 UT, only a quarter-hour before local mean noon, Vietnamese which must be from KRVA in The Metroplex TX, is overriding English groundwave from KUSH Cushing OK, and making a SAH of about 7 Hz. So here`s high-band skywave at midday, altho only 400 km away, and as we head from solstice to equinox, less and less likely, but should hold up a few more weeks from even greater distances if sought (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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