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  • Glen Hauser
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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, November 23-29, 2020

    All times and dates strictly UT!

    Rx: IC-R75 with E-W longwire;
    DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011
    are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://www.wtfda.org/forums/forum/am...-hauser/page58
    {but I have been getting error messages there lately}

    Yes, I know MW starts at 300 kHz, but may include LW
    beacons below that for sake of completeness.

    ** CANADA. 218-MCW kHz, Nov 29 at 0640 UT, dash and RL, 980-watt ND
    beacon from Red Lake, Ontario. Tuning upward, the first one heard.
    BTW, I *never* hear even a JBA carrier on Euro LWBC frequencies. Of
    course, would have a better chance earlier from before sunset.

    223-MCW kHz, Nov 29 at 0641 UT, dash and YYW, 1000 watts from
    Armstrong, Ontario. BTW, dxinfocentre.com notes that the other
    Canadian on 223, YKA, 500 watts in Kamloops BC is ``to be
    decommissioned 2021-02-25`` among 18 others on the list --- so hurry
    up and DX them.

    335-MCW kHz, Nov 29 at 0652, dash and YLD, 500-watt NDB from Chapleau,
    Ontario, not on the de-com list. BTW, the dashes only from Canadians
    make the correct frequency clear, while the Americans may be best
    audible 1, 2 or even 3 kHz displaced (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 245-MCW kHz, Nov 29 at 0643, NDB HS, but no such call listed
    --- presumably really FS, Sioux Falls - Rock SD, commonly heard 400
    watts, and either miskeyed with a dot instead of a dash, or misheard.

    257-MCW kHz, Nov 29 at 0650 UT, NDB JYR, which is 25 watts at York,
    Nebraska, Eclipse Central.

    338-MCW kHz, Nov 29 at 0653 UT, NDB UMP, which is 25 watts at
    Indianapolis - Metropolitan, Indiana; also some unreadable CCI as I
    was tuned to 337-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 274-MCW kHz, Nov 23 at 0718 UT, ND beacon RG, which is 25
    watts from Red WinG, Minnesota, a.k.a. Shoe City; and not to be
    confused with our RG on 350 in OKC. I was tuned to 272-USB (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 284-MCW kHz, Nov 23 at 0719 UT, dash and QD, 500 watts from
    The Pas, Manitoba. Evidently the name is not Anglo-French;
    The Canadian Encyclopedia says: ``The origin of the name is uncertain,
    but it may be the Cree word W'passkwayaw, meaning “wooded narrows” (in
    the river) ... The Pas Band (now the Opaskwayak Cree Nation)
    surrendered the townsite in 1906 and moved to reserve lands on the
    north bank of the Saskatchewan River. Jun 11, 2019``. Well, cutting it
    to three letters is a whew goodthing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 404-MCW kHz, 1339 UT Nov 27, ND beacon HU, which is 25 watts
    from Hutchinson, Kansas. Mixing with at very different pitch:

    407-MCW kHz, 1339 UT Nov 27, ND beacon HRU, 25 watts from Hoisington,
    Kansas; tuned to 404-USB, mixing with HU --- Hoisington is NE of
    Hutchinson, ESE of Salina, S of Junxion City (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 413-MCW kHz, Nov 28 at 0719 UT, dash and YHD, 250-watt ND
    beacon at Dryden, Ontario.

    401-MCW kHz, Nov 28 at 0721 UT, dash and YPO, 500-watt NDB at
    Peawanuck, Ontario; also audible tuned to 400-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 414-MCW kHz, Nov 24 at 0708 UT, ND beacon ATS, which is 25
    watts from ArTeSia, New Mexico; also audible tuned to 412-USB. Last
    logged Oct 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 420-MCW kHz, Nov 25 at 0650, ND beacon FQ, which is 25 watts
    from Fairmont, Minnesota, also with a much weaker understation I can`t
    fully copy with storm crashes, but rather sure there is an X in the
    call. The only one listed around here is on 419, TX, 50 watts in
    Lawrenceville - Gwinnett, Georgia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 420-MCW kHz, Nov 28 at 0716 UT, ND beacon TU, 25 watts from
    TUpelo - Verona, Mississippi. I was tuned to 419-USB. At first I thought it
    might be TUlsa, OK, but its TU is on 338 with 30 watts; have I ever heard it?
    Not lately if ever. On 338 if anything, I hear RYN which is in yet another Tu-
    town, Tucson AZ. But in classaxe.com, someone last logged Tulsa on
    2020-11-05. Getting back to 420, I am simul-hearing much more common
    FQ, 25 watts in Fairmont, Minnesota, and also when tuned to 418-USB
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 475-MCW kHz, Nov 29 at 0715, WWW marker from WA4SZE, the
    very slow Morse code beacon in Manchester TN operated by Dave Frantz
    at the WWRB SW site & airstrip. I tune past here every night and first
    time logged since October 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 660, November 26 at 0704 UT, mix of stations but silly
    sports news is dominant, and 0706 WFAN ID from New York; not often
    heard here, nor would I ever want to, vs Mexico, Cuba, Balch Springs
    but no sign of KTNN AZ/NM, which recently had been reported back east,
    even in NY state, despite supposed to notch a null toward NYC; so I
    guess it`s back in whack. 50 kW KTNN is not hard to hear here when ND
    around SR or SS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2062)

    ** U S A. 1090, Nov 28 at 1344 UT, dead air but finally some dinging, so
    it`s RCC mass, and mention of ``sacrament`` in English, ergo KEXS
    Excelsior Springs MO - Kansas City market, with EWTN radio, same mass
    we would be hearing if WEWN were on the SW air any more in the
    mornings. It`s being overtaken by a gospel huxter citing Leviticus, likely
    remnant of KAAY Little Rock, and making a slow SAH of 28/minute =
    0.47 Hz. Catholix vs Protestants! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    WORLD OF RADIO 2062 contents: Alaska non, Armenia, Brasil, China, Cuba
    and non, Czechia, Greece, Hawai`i, India, Iran non, Japan non,
    Kashmir, Korea North and non & South, Madagascar, M?xico, Myanmar,
    North America, Scotland non, Swaziland, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA, Vatican,
    Vietnam; Universal Radio; propagation outlook

    WOR 2062 is available as of 0309 UT Friday November 27
    (mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2062.m3u
    (mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2062.mp3

    Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
    Also linx to podcast services.

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2062 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
    November 28 from 2033:47 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG via
    nearby Warrenton KiwiSDR.

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2062 monitoring: confirmed UT
    Sunday November 29 starting at 0432:15 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville
    MO, VG as picked up locally by Warrenton MO KiwiSDR.


    Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn Hauser

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  • Glen Hauser
    replied
    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, November 30-December 6, 2020

    All times and dates strictly UT!

    Rx: IC-R75 with E-W longwire;
    DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011
    are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://www.wtfda.org/forums/forum/am...-hauser/page58
    {but nothing has been accepted since September 2020}

    Yes, I know MW starts at 300 kHz, but may include LW
    beacons below that for sake of completeness.

    ** CANADA. 340-MCW kHz, Dec 1 at 0137 UT, dash and YY, 500-watt ND
    beacon at Mont-Joli, Qu?bec; louder than my 25?-watt local EI on 341.
    Mont Joli is not even in closest QC but way up on the Gasp? Peninsula,
    right bank of the St-Laurent, 2761 km = 1715 statute miles. Not much
    else from Canada audible now (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 353-MCW kHz, Dec 5 at 0703 UT, ND beacon LIN --- ??? O, I
    have been faked out again by the mixture of LI in LIttle Rock and IN
    in INternational Falls. They are same pitch and perfectly in sync so
    sound like a 3-letter call but then they gradually separate into LI
    and IN with different periods, still overlapping. If pauses are long
    enough, each should become audible independently at some point.
    Classaxe.com shows LI at 6.2 seconds, IN at 6.03 --- close, but no
    cigar. Also that they are 8 Hz apart in pitch (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 388-MCW kHz, Dec 2 at 0707 UT, ND beacon OK, which is
    doubly okay, from OKmulgee - Preston, 25 watts. Not often heard. What
    is Preston? ``Preston is an unincorporated community located in
    Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The post office was
    established December 13, 1909. It was named for an Okmulgee oilman,
    Harry Preston. Wikipedia``. BTW, it`s a hard G in -gee, same as in
    Muskogee, long O, accent on middle syllable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 475v-MCW kHz, Dec 1 at 0120 UT, WA4SZE/BEACON in very slow
    CW, as we are amid another sporadic spurt of activity. Easy copy as
    seems quite stronger than your MW/LW aerobeacons. It`s at WWRB / ATC
    airstrip in Manchester, TN, a plaything of Dave Frantz on the
    so-called 630-meter hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 515-MCW kHz, Dec 3 at 0705 UT, the only NDB I log before
    shut-eye is here, OS, which is 25 watts from Columbus - Fuler, Ohio,
    whatever that mean. First time I`ve ever heard this in nightly
    bandscans, in case our own 515, PN in Ponca City OK, ever revive. I
    see there are two other 515s listed, in MT and WA. Nor have I heard in
    an even longer time, 512, HMY in Lexington OK. The 510-529 band is
    normally vacant except for some utenoise 518 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1140, Dec 5 at 2013 UT, KRMP OKC is off the air, a hole
    in my caradio MW daytime bandscan. The 1 kW daytimer is always audible
    otherwise. December official FCC LSS is 2315 UT, so at home on DX-398
    I check it from 2306: weak soul music loops SSE, both fittingly; 2313
    some ads mentioning OKC, so that`s it. A Progressive commercial is
    chopped off the air right at 2315* with no ID, goodbye, national
    anthem, sign-off, or retune to FM. How rude!

    This Tyler translator is on 92.1, so who cares about the AM. Too much
    QRM on FM to hear it here, not including the long-gone KAMG-LP Enid.
    As far as FCC knows, that`s still on the air. Nobody paying attention.
    If they monitored my log reports, they would have known when it came
    and went years ago; ha.

    [non]. BTW, 1130 KLEY Wellington KS remains off, forever?
    Correspondence that if not back on, license will expire Aug 21, 2021:

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...etter_id=96705
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1250, Dec 2 at 2143 UT, heavy SAH of about 4 Hz between
    country music and other music. Spanish KYYS Kansas City normally
    dominates; C&W around here are KRRD Fayetvil AR and KZHN Paris TX
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1370, Dec 5 at 2015 UT, bandscan on caradio finds some
    talk station, mentions ``elexion fraud in Michigan``, so far-right
    extremist, of course, what else? I`m always looking for KGNO Dodge
    City KS, which I never can hear at any daypart, yet purports to be on
    the air, so is this it? 1370 tends to be desensitized on radios in
    most of Enid by the 1390 KCRC transmitter which is in the
    north-central along a major artery, Willow, but I am on the western
    outskirts where it is a little weaker and KGNO could be a little
    stronger. I try to find a spot away from power line noise by 2030
    break, but it`s faded out. On home rig at 2045, two JBA carriers beat
    on 1370. Looking at listings, might also have been early skywave this
    time of year from e.g. KJCE, Austin market TX, another talker with a
    signal thisaway (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

    ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1600 kHz, Dec 2 at 2140 UT, KUSH Cushing with
    Americana music is already getting QRM in Vietnamese from KRVA The
    Metroplex TX, still on 25 kW day power, skywave a sesquihour before
    sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 contents: Alaska, Australia,
    Austria, Bougainville, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea
    non, France, Germany, Greece, Iran non, Japan non, Jammu & Kashmir,
    Korea South & North, Netherlands, North America, Oklahoma, Scotland
    non, South Carolina non, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE,
    USA, Vanuatu, Zambia, Desert Whooper, Radio Shack; propagation
    outlook

    WOR 2063 is available as of 0041 UT Friday December 4
    (mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2063.m3u
    (mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2063.mp3

    Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
    Also linx to podcast services.

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
    December 5 at 2048 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG S9+10 into
    nearby Warrenton SDR. After first having detected a JBA carrier direct
    in the almost-winter daytime.


    Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn Hauser

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  • Glen Hauser
    replied
    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, December 7-13, 2020

    All times and dates strictly UT!

    Rx: IC-R75 with E-W longwire;
    DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified

    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

    My MW DX reports starting August 2011
    are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://www.wtfda.org/forums/forum/am...-hauser/page58
    {but nothing has been accepted since September 2020}

    Yes, I know MW starts at 300 kHz, but may include LW
    beacons below that for sake of completeness.

    ** CANADA. 218-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0746 UT, dash and RL, which is
    980-watt NDB at Red Lake, Ontario.

    223-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0747 UT, dash and YYW, 1000-watt NDB at
    Armstrong, Ontario. Also audible tuned to 222-USB.

    233-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0748 UT, dash and QN, 500-watt NDB at Nakina,
    Ontario, new? here. Where`s Nakina? North of the Lake Superior hump,
    east of Lake Nipigon.

    401-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0813 UT, I am awake later than I would like,
    but try to make some use of it: dash and YPO, which is 500-watt NDB at
    Peawanuck, Ontario.

    413-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0816 UT, dash and YHD, 250-watt beacon at
    Dryden, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 251-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0750 UT, AM, 100-watt NDB at
    Amarillo, Texas.

    412-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0814 UT, CMY, 30-watt NDB at Sparta - Fort
    McCoy, Wisconsin. I was tuned to 411-USB.

    414-MCW kHz, Dec 13 at 0815 UT, SU, 40-watt NDB at Sioux City, Iowa. I
    was tuned to 412-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 326-MCW kHz, Dec 11 at 0719 UT, ND beacon ODX, 25 watts at
    Ord, Nebraska. Ord is in central NE between Elyria and Scotia. A nice
    ``DX`` catch, but why not ``ORD``? There is no such NDB in Chicago
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0725 UT, NDB DDP which is 1000
    watts from San Juan - Dorado. Always neat to hear this far one, often
    absent from bandscans. Also audible when tuned to 389-USB. BTW, I
    habitually tune downward, and may well doze off before I get to 200 or
    even 300 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 392-MCW kHz, Dec 11 at 0712 UT, ND beacon ML -- at times
    seems like a third letter but there is definitely a dash so it`s not
    plain old 25-watt ML in Monroe, Louisiana, but 500-watt ML in La
    Malbaie - Charlevoix, Qu?bec. La Malbaie is on the left bank of the
    St-Laurent, not quite as far as Rivi?re-du-Loup on the right.

    326-MCW kHz, Dec 11 at 0723 UT, NDB YQK, which is 200 watts in Kenora,
    Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 396-MCW, Dec 10 at 0724 UT, dash and YPH, which is 500-watt
    NDB at Inukjuak, Quebec. I last logged it at 0759 UT Nov 29, 2019 when
    I researched it: ``on the east shore of Hudson Bay, 2845 km = 1768
    statute miles from me. `Inukjuak is a northern village located on
    Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Innuksuak River in Nunavik, in the
    Nord-du-Qu?bec region of northern Quebec, Canada. Its population is
    1,757 as of the 2016 Canadian Census. An older spelling is
    Inoucdjouac; its former name was Port Harrison. Wikipedia``` (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 410-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0716 UT, NDB BA which is 25 watts
    from Columbus - Clifford, Indiana. Also heard when tuned to 408-USB;
    and on 410 CCI from something weaker. There are lots listed on 410.

    404-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0721 UT, NDB XCR which is 25 watts from Little
    Falls - Camp Ripley, Minnesota

    400-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0723 UT, NDB AHQ which is 25 watts from Wahoo,
    Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Dec 8 at 0739 UT, ND beacon UV, which is 25
    watts from Oxford - Tunng, Mississippi. Whence that name? ``Tunng are
    an English folk music band. They are often associated with the
    folktronica genre, due to the electronic influences evident in some of
    their work. Tunng are often noted for their use of strange
    instruments, including sea shells. Wikipedia`` --- what a weird
    correlation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 475+ kHz, Dec 10 at 0714, WA4SZE BEACON is still active from
    Dave Frantz at WWRB Manchester TN; very slow CW and stronger than the
    NDBs lower.

    Except for some birdies, there is quite a blank area below down to
    426-MCW, where the UV beacon is heard again. 428 is the highest listed
    conterminous US NDB channel, for POH in Arkansas. In between I think
    it used to be a marine ship/shore CW band, apparently abandoned (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1370, re my unID log possibly KGNO Dodge City KS: Wayne
    Heinen, Aurora CO, Editor, NRC AM Radio Log, replies that he heard:
    ``1370 KGNO KS Dodge City 11/29 0001 UT, "Classic Country KGNO" and
    also at 11/29 at 1301 UT, "Classic Country KGNO" and into Fox News.
    Haven’t heard these guys in quite a while``, as reported to next
    DDXD-W (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1370, December 8 circa 1730 UT as I approach about halfway
    to west end of Enid on US 412, a caradio signal starts to appear here,
    sounds like Rush, probably KGNO Dodge City KS reactivated, which is a
    Rush dittohead, but no ID. As I go back east, lost again to 1390 KCRC
    desensitizing. For many months there had been *no* daytime signal from
    KGNO even away from Enid/KCRC, tho AFAIK it did not enjoy a `silent
    STA`.

    1370, Dec 8 at 2227 UT on PL-880 rotatable, and NRD-545 with N-S
    shortwire, at least two talk stations mixing but dominant one is from
    south, ``Talk 13-70, The Right Source``; back to Sean Hannity; 2231
    CBS news outro; 2233 I-35 traffic in central Texas, so it`s certainly
    KJCE, Rollingwood, Austin market. ``The Right Source`` part of slogan
    is not in the NRC AM Log.

    Another report of KGNO has now appeared in CDXR of IRCA DX Monitor:
    ``KGNO KS, Dodge City. 12/4 briefly fair to poor with interference.
    0302 UT with “Sports on your station? KGNO Dodge City. We are KGNO
    Dodge City” ID, and legal IDs at 0304 and 0310 UT. [Ward Elliott,
    Dallas TX dwrd759@yahoo.com PL 600, PL 380, PR-D5, PR-D4, ATS-803A,
    TCF-Antenna, MFJ-16010, 75’ random wire]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    {Extensive item stemming from 1550, KUAZ AZ log censored from this
    forum only due to political content}

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2064 contents: Austria,
    Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia?, Eritrea non,
    France, Goa, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Korea North &
    South, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Russia, USA,
    Vanuatu, Vietnam; radio energy; Hitlist; propagation outlook

    WOR 2064 is available as of 0056 UT Friday December 11
    (mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2064.m3u
    (mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2064.mp3

    Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
    Also linx to podcast services.

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2064 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
    December 12 starting at 2035, ending at 2104, on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
    Wentzville MO, including the clip of ``17790 IS`` not edited out;
    local quality pickup by nearby SDR at Warrenton.

    Also confirmed UT Sun Dec 13 at 0414 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM via remote,
    already at the RCI-cuts item, so started early circa 0412.


    Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn Hauser

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  • Glen Hauser
    replied
    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, December 14-20, 2020

    All times and dates strictly UT!

    Rx: IC-R75 with E-W longwire;
    DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified

    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

    My MW DX reports starting August 2011
    are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://www.wtfda.org/forums/forum/am...-hauser/page58
    {but nothing has been accepted since September 2020}

    Yes, I know MW starts at 300 kHz, but may include LW
    beacons below that for sake of completeness.

    ** CANADA. UT December 14 after 0700 UT, a very quiet night at my
    too-late bedtime for more ND beacons, more under USA.

    334-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0730 UT, dash and YER, 200 watts at Fort
    Severn, Ontario. Where`s that? ``Fort Severn First Nation is a Western
    Swampy Cree First Nation band government located on Hudson Bay and is
    the most northern community in Ontario, Canada. In 2001, the
    population was 401, consisting of 90 families in an area of 40 square
    kilometres. Wikipedia``

    332-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0732 UT, dash and YT, mixing with IC Wichita,
    which is quite weak, but the usual overrider is QT from Thunder Bay.
    Maybe I mis-copied. There is also YTE, 1000 watts from Cape Dorset,
    which I would much rather log as first from Nunavut, and the E-dot
    could have got lost in the mix. Also a third JBA signal, copied as
    YIS? Does not compute. Maybe really FIS in Key West - Fish Hook FL,
    400 watts. Need to try these again!

    284-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0739 UT, dash and YD. Probably was really QD,
    500 watts at The Pas, Manitoba. Yawn, my code-copying may get confused
    half-asleep.

    274-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0741 UT, dash and YPM, which is 25 watts at
    Pikangikum, Ontario. DXinfocenter.com shows it in red as ``back on``

    250-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0743 UT, dash and FO, 1600 watts from Flin
    Flon, Manitoba.

    244-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0744 UT, dash and TH, 1000 watts from Thompson,
    Manitoba; the only 244 listed anywhere in North America.

    236-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0746 UT, dash and CRJ. Must have been ZRJ, 50
    watts from Round Lake, Ontario, ``to be decommissioned 2021-02-25``.

    212-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0748 UT, dash and YGX, 50-watt NDB at Gillam,
    Manitoba. New, where`s that? ``Gillam is a town on the Nelson River in
    northern Manitoba, Canada. It is situated between Thompson and
    Churchill on the Hudson Bay Railway line. Many residents of Gillam are
    employed by Manitoba Hydro at one of their many facilities or support
    groups. Wikipedia``. In 2019y, William Hepburn listed this one as to
    remain on air beyond 2026y (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 328-MCW kHz, Dec 15 at 0726 UT, dash and YTL, 100-watt ND
    beacon at Big Trout Lake, Ontario. Last logged Nov 11 and Oct 10; must
    take about a month for them to seem newish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A [and non]. 332-MCW kHz, Dec 18 at 0732 UT, again trying to
    unravel the NDB pileup here. In addition to IC, Wichita KS, another
    one at almost same period which means they are meshing. I copy it as
    NIS, but nonesuch listed; closest is FIS, Key West FL - Fish Hook.
    Maybe ..-. for F is losing the first two dits or overlain with the I
    of IC, making the first letter sound like an N instead of an F? All
    this under stronger dash and what I copy as YT, which is also
    confusing as there is no YT listed, rather YTE in Nunavut, also XT and
    VT Canadians in BC and SK, but should really be QT in Thunder Bay ON
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 293-MCW kHz, Dec 20 at 0738 UT, mix of two NDBs: UI which is
    30 watts from qUIncy, Illinois; and TOR, 50 watts from TORrington,
    Wyoming; I was tuned to 291-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 335-MCW kHz, Dec 18 at 0731, dash and YLD, 1000-watt NDB at
    Chapleau, Ontario; would rather hear YUT in Repulse Bay, Nunavut
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also USA [and non]

    ** U S A. Besides many from CANADA, q.v., more ND beacons on a very
    quiet night Dec 14:

    387-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0724 UT, CAV, which is 25 watts from Clarion,
    Iowa.

    263-MCW kHz, Dec 14 at 0741 UT, CVM, 25 watts from Alton - Civic
    Memorial, Illinois (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 344-MCW kHz, Dec 20 at 0728 UT, mix of two NDBs, rather
    confusing, JL and weaker JA. DXinfocenter.com roster shows indeed JL
    as 25 watts in nearby Joplin, Missouri; and JA as 400 watts from far
    Jaxonvile FL. I was tuned to 342-USB. Earlier Dec 19 radar showed
    there was a storm front across Mississippi, but now the only lightning
    is along a different front in the central Gulf of Mexico, per
    Blitzortung, accounting for an occasional crash on LW (Glenn Hauser,
    OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 347-MCW kHz, Dec 16 at 0249 UT, ND beacon AFK, which is 25
    watts from Nebraska City, Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 428-MCW kHz, Dec 18 at 0725 UT, NDB POH, which is 25 watts
    from Pocahontas, Arkansas. Not always audible, but this is the top
    frequency for such in the conterminous (an Alaskan on 429). I have
    searched three websites for why it`s named Pocahontas with no
    explanations, but presumably inspired by that Virgindian (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 990, Dec 18 at 1451 UT, discussion of vaccine distribution
    delays in Ontario, with Canuckcent, obviously CBW Winnipeg MB, nice to
    hear this long after sunrise, but shortly fading out. At night it all
    depends on how much auroral there be, whether this or XET dominate, or
    something between like KWAM Memphis (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1050-, Dec 18 at 1447 UT, obits sponsored by multi-city
    funeral home, Pipestone and Sioux Falls SD; AC 507 ads. It`s KLOH
    Pipestone MN, U4 9380/432 watts - how`s that for precision? Pipestone
    is in the SW corner of MN, so not far from the much larger SxF SD. Day
    pattern sports equal lobes to NNE and SW, favoring SxF and us, even on
    my E-W longwire. At 1455, a LAH - low audible het appears to be caused
    by this one about 15 Hz low beating against one or both OK 1050
    groundwavers. However, mwoffsets put it on the plus side:
    ``1050.0097 USA KLOH (Pipestone, MN) 2019-08-07``
    and only one station more than minus 10:
    ``1049.9798 USA WLIP (Kenosha, WI) [range: -1049.9995] 2019-08-07``
    There is also a heavy 248/minute = 4.13 Hz SAH.
    The OKies are not listed, but here`s a nearie plus 3.6 Hz:
    ``1050.0036 USA KSIS (Sedalia, MO) 2018-01-23``
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. eQSL received December 18 for KSEN 1150 Shelby MT DX test on
    Nov 8:

    ``Dear Glenn, Congratulations on your valid reception report of the
    KSEN DX test. Please find the attached PDF of your QSL.
    https://www.w4uvh.net/KSEN1150DXghQSL.pdf
    Please feel free to respond with any questions or concerns. vy 73 de
    Joe KJ8O -- *** Avoid internet congestion, real radio uses airwaves.
    *** Joe Miller, KJ8O, Desert Hot Springs, CA, Locator DM13sw``

    It`s now #103 at http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
    Joe is on the Courtesy Programs Committee, entrusted with proxy
    QSLing, not a station staffer. Original report as also copied to him:

    ** U S A. 1150, Nov 8 at 0736 UT, besides KSAL Salina KS, I am hearing
    Sousa march music, must be the scheduled DX test from KSEN Shelby,
    Montana. Yes, 0737 very slow Morse Code MCW IDs: VVV DE KSEN, with
    call repeated so many times I lose count. 0739 sweep tones; 0740 I
    switch from the DX-398 with internal antenna only somewhat nulling
    KSAL, to the R75 with E-W longwire where KSAL is more solid, but still
    hearing underneath, KSEN now with continuous tone. 0742,
    phone-off-the-hook pulse sounds. So that`s it. As I said, unheard 24
    hours earlier, and it turns out that test was deficient at low power.
    Tonight it`s widely heard from coast to coast at least. Shelby is near
    Cut Bank, on I-15, only some 35 miles south of Alberta (Glenn Hauser,
    OK, WOR)

    Joe, Tnx for the QSL - a nice design. Added to my gallery:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
    73, Glenn

    ``Hi Glenn, Nice gallery. Coincidently, my first QSL was also CFRX
    dated February 1968. Best wishes, Joe`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1210, Dec 18 at 1443 UT, more than hour after sunrise here,
    keeps referring to Huron - not the lake but the city in South Dakota:
    ad for The Daily Plainsman newspaper --- oooh, I`m a Plainsman as an
    EHS grad; show is `The Morning Mess`. Not sure of last word, as in a
    meal? It`s KOKK, one of a local group at
    https://www.performance-radio.com/
    --- and is there a plainsman old program schedule? Of course not! Is
    U4 5000/870 watts; day pattern favors SE, night pattern NW. Official
    sunrise in Dec & Jan is 1400 UT. This is dominating on my E-W longwire
    rather than KGYN Guymon OK almost due west, still at 1453 (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    WORLD OF RADIO 2065 contents: Alaska, Austria, Bougainville, Brasil,
    Canada, Chile, China, Eritrea and non, Europe, France, Germany,
    Guatemala, Guinea, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Monaco non?,
    Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Pridnestrovye,
    Russia and non, Sa`udi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, UK and non USA and
    non; solar cycle 25 high or low; and the propagation outlook

    WOR 2065 is available as of 0115 UT Friday December 18
    (mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2065.m3u
    (mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2065.mp3

    Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
    Also linx to podcast services.

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2065 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
    December 19 ending at 2113.7 UT on WA0RCR 1860-AM, MO, via nearby
    KB0FX SDR; tuned in just in time, so started circa 2043 UT.

    Also confirmed UT Sun Dec 20 starting at 0426:25 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM
    via Warrenton MO remote.


    Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn Hauser

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  • Glen Hauser
    replied
    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, December 21-27, 2020

    All times and dates strictly UT!

    Rx: IC-R75 with E-W longwire;
    DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified

    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

    My MW DX reports starting August 2011
    are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://www.wtfda.org/forums/forum/am...-hauser/page58
    {but nothing has been accepted since September 2020}

    Yes, I know MW starts at 300 kHz, but may include LW
    beacons below that for sake of completeness.

    ** CANADA. 257-MCW kHz, Dec 25 at 0726 UT, dash and XE, 100-watt ND
    beacon at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

    290-MCW kHz, Dec 25 at 0721 UT, dash and QR, 100-watt NDB at Regina,
    Sask. High local noise level is a little less in this part of the
    band, but also storm noise from Louisiana area preclude much else.

    Is there something about Sask? Of 28 SK listings at dxinfocentre.com,
    only two of them are 3-letters starting with Y. Most are only two
    letters, some even a letter and a number --- never heard one of those
    --- and six are Z + two letters (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. Re my last report about Saskatchewan ND beacons, ``only two
    of them are 3-letters starting with Y. Most are only two letters, some
    even a letter and a number --- never heard one of those --- and six
    are Z + two letters``

    ``Glenn, the number-letter ones are privately owned and not maintained
    by NavCan. The two-letter beacons are usually locator ‘outer-marker’
    beacons associated with a particular runway. A few years ago many of
    the two-letter ones had a ‘Z’ added to them. Most if not all of these
    three-letter ones are ‘approach’ or ‘enroute’ beacons. Steve / VE7SL``
    McDonald (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 278-MCW kHz, Dec 23 at 0713 UT, dash and NM, which is
    500-watt ND beacon at Matagami, Qu?bec (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 335-MCW kHz, Dec 22 at 0724 UT, ND beacon BV, which is 25
    watts from Batesville - Almond, Arkansas. I was tuned to 333-USB.

    BTW, elevated extreme high local noise level blamed on Xmas lights,
    S9+10/20 over most of LW, MW and SW --- grrr! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** MEXICO. 540-, Dec 22 at 0137, ``Jingle Bell Rock``, in English from
    dominant station on caradio with fast SAH; then a carol in Spanish.
    Fits for XEWA, SLP2, in mwoffsets as 539.973 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK,
    WOR)

    ** UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 830, Wed Dec 23 at 0720 UT, WCCO with
    monolog about some sport, not its format --- and furthermore with a
    continuous quick echo from *another* station with same program /
    network; makes slow SAH of 24/minute = 0.4 Hz; and a weaker third
    understation with music. Break at 0729 IDs show as `Our American
    Stories`.

    Program has a huge archive of ``non-political`` shows and
    http://www.ouramericannetwork.org/find_station
    but you have to click on each state. I do that for every one of the 14
    states represented in NRC Log on 830, regardless of language, format
    or daytimishness, and not a one of them matches to anything on 830.
    Except for WCCO Tue-Sat at 1-2 am [CT]. Our American Network is not
    among the numerous ones on the NRC AM Log list page 276, and thus with
    an abbr. to show in individual listings.

    By night power and format, I figure the two most likely are WCRN
    Worcester MA, U4 50/50 kW, which I have never heard, night pattern
    nulling the west, but its website program schedule confirms it is not
    the one. The other is WEEU, U4 20/6 kW Reading PA, but there is no
    program sked to be found on its website. Night pattern is all to the
    SE.

    KGLA Norco LA, U4 5000/750 is the common QRMer to WCCO, but it`s
    listed as Spanish, Radio Tropical. Drastic format change?

    A remote possibility is that WCCO is testing a different/backup
    transmitter site, if any? QRMing itself. Now I wish had tried to DF
    them separately but this was on E-W longwire (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
    {or even: double audio feed into and out of one WCCO transmitter,
    no one paying attention in the nightmiddle}

    ** U S A. 830, Dec 24 at 0544 UT, WCCO Minneapolis is again echoing,
    like it was last night around 0730 during `Our American Stories`. It`s
    now clear this is not just affecting that show as in a coincidental
    second station on its network, since I could not find any.

    This time I DF it and find both null at the same angle, i.e. both
    coming from WCCO. Furthermore, there is no breakaway second audio
    during commercial space at 0552; 0556 ``Sports Net All-Night`` I think
    they call it; yes, sports talk. To clinch it, the ID just before 0600
    is only for ``News-Talk, 8-3-0 WCCO``, into CBS News.

    The split-second delay does not vary, but its severity does, as if
    there are two signals independently propagating, rather than a
    double-audio feed into one transmitter. Sometimes the echo almost goes
    away, briefly. Besides, it affects programming from different network
    and local sources. If this were SW, it could seem like short/long path
    echo all around the world.

    So this all points to one of my theories, WCCO running a second
    transmitter, perhaps testing a backup. A similar thing happens with
    KKOB 770 Albuquerque which does have a low-power co-channel fill-in
    relay not exactly synchronized in Santa Fe at night, but none such is
    known for WCCO.

    The question is, whether this self-QRM is heard in the local area?
    Perhaps the main transmitter totally override it out to a certain
    distance. Surely others beyond MN can also hear the echo.

    I am copying this and my previous report to the Minnesota DX Club,
    where perhaps someone can confirm or explain what`s happening and why.
    I am aware of no replies on any list so far to my report last night
    filed under UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. Replies now:

    ``Clearly being heard with the echo in western NY 0636z. Must be moon
    bounce! Jim Renfrew, Clarendon NY``

    Ha2, no, the echo delay would be a lot longer than split second.

    ``Glenn, I’ve copied John Hansen, the program director at WCCO. Maybe
    he can help us figure it out. Alan Furst, Kansas City``

    ``Glenn, Here’s John’s response to your report.

    `He nailed it. Except it wasn’t a test. It’s happening for reasons
    they haven’t figured out yet. I was waking up engineers just before 1
    am last night. John` via af``

    ``The FCC license database shows only the primary ND1 50 kW
    transmitter for WCCO, and no other transmitters on 830 kHz are shown
    within 100 miles.

    The KKOB license records show the gap-filler transmitter in Santa Fe,
    listed as 230 watts under the main KKOB license as an “Experimental
    Synchronous” transmitter.

    KKOB’s use of this system makes sense, since their nighttime pattern
    from the main site in Albuquerque puts Santa Fe in the null. Combined
    with the mountainous terrain, this could make reception of the primary
    site difficult at night, even though Santa Fe is only 60 miles north.
    {axually mountains are not in the way between North Valley ABQ KKOB
    site, and SF, but a stiff uphill grade --- gh}

    But WCCO is non-directional at night, and the surrounding terrain is
    flat, so I can’t imagine why they would need to use a second
    gap-filler transmitter.

    The SAH certainly points to this being an RF effect, rather than
    something in the audio feed, though perhaps an inadvertent dual audio
    feed to the transmitter site could cause it - especially if one feed
    was direct (via an STL), while the other was via a wired or fiber
    optic path.

    Or, some kind of weird propagation between WCCO and Enid? Simultaneous
    long and short path reception of an HF station can certainly produce a
    noticeable echo, but it would be almost impossible for this to happen
    on 830 kHz. Jim Barrett, Elmira, NY``

    Glen[n], Listened last night for about an hour after getting your
    post. Slight delay or echo heard here in Alabama (near Birmingham) as
    well. KGLA Norco LA, is a frequent visitor, but not audible last
    night. Heavy storm static to my Southwest was making reception of Gulf
    Coast area difficult.

    A similar effect occurs here often on 960 AM with WERC mixing with
    another station --- both running “Coast to Coast AM” but there is a
    slight delay. In this case, I’d suspect a temporary hiccup in the
    audio chain more than a backup transmitter, but it would be nice to
    know for sure. 73, Les Rayburn, N1LF, 121 Mayfair Park, Maylene, AL
    35114``

    ``Glenn, I aircheck/record WCCO's 102.9 HD-2 signal 24/7 for any
    breaking news that I would want to post on RadioTapes.com and there
    was no echo noted. I realize you were listening to their AM signal,
    but wanted to rule out there was echo in the programming. Before
    COVID, WCCO was discussing moving their main transmitter location to
    their backup transmitter site in Ramsey, MN and sell the current
    property in Coon Rapids, MN where they have been broadcasting from
    since the 1920s. Last I heard, WCCO was waiting for FAA approval to
    install a taller tower in Ramsey. Tom Gavaras``

    Aha, so there are two sites potentially. Coon Rapids is a NW suburb of
    MSP, while Ramsey is quite further out in the same direxion.
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2066)

    ** U S A. 830, Dec 26 circa 0600 UT, no more echoing heard on WCCO.
    Replying to my previous reports, Scott Blixt, Minnesota DX Club:

    ``Re: [MDXC] Why is WCCO 830 echoing? I live here in MN near the Twin
    Cities. I did not listen when you did so I`m not sure of any echo
    that`s going on. But I will listen more carefully to see if I do hear
    it.

    WCCO does indeed have a back up transmitter site located just North of
    Anoka MN. They own the old KTWN/KANO tower that was 1470 back in the
    day. I know a fellow DXer who lives a few blocks away. He mentions to
    me that they overload the front end of his radio out when they are
    using this transmitter

    It is only miles from the Coon Rapids site they use on a day to day
    basis. Perhaps someone else in the MDXC will have more info to share``
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 830, more about WCCO echoing for two nights, not since:

    Re: WCCO Problem --- Seems the backup was kicking on so two
    transmitters were on at the same time causing an echo. John hasn’t
    heard what caused it. WEEP in Pittsburgh used to have a similar
    problem when the 1 KW backup would come while the 50 KW main was on
    air. Weird stuff always happens when staffing is thin.

    One of the network shows we [KMBZ] air in KC, Ground Zero didn’t send
    their show to the satellite center last night. So dead air at 9 PM. I
    guess Radio Havana Cuba is doing their distribution. I’ll let you know
    when I hear more from WCCO - Alan Furst`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 900, Dec 22 at 0135 UT, on caradio, dead air above any
    other modulation; could it be XEW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 990, Dec 25 at 0448 UT, dominant signal in Spanish plugging
    churches in Irving TX, 214 AC phones, so it`s not XET Monterrey and
    certainly not CBW Winnipeg, ``clear`` channel 50 kWs which ought to
    have this channel to themselves at night, but there are loads of
    supposedly diminished-power US stations, including this one, KFCD, CoL
    Farmersville TX, U4, 7000/920 watts. Must be on day power and pattern
    of NW/SE lobes favoring us, rather than tiny night lobe to the SW. But
    the gospel huxters think they don`t have to follow secular rules
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. Reply to my KFCD 990 TX log: ``KFCD was rather dominant on
    990 here in IL last night. 73 KAZ`` from Neil Kazaross, near Chicago,
    who to the NE should be in null even of their day pattern NW/SE. So
    maybe they were totally out of whack, or non-direxional (Glenn Hauser,
    OK, WOR)

    ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1000, Dec 27 at 0204, dead air on KTOK OKC, so
    I can hear some weak Spanish perhaps XEOY, and from the SE some
    whoop-whooping, like the defective Cuban transmitter, Artemisa, as
    Terry Krueger, Niceville FL, reported:

    ``1000 CUBA Radio Artemisa, Artemisa, 1115 7/15/20. The spastic
    wobbling noise source, still here after at least two-three years.
    You'd think by now they could have fixed this.``

    0206 UT after 2+ minutes of dead Foxhole, KTOK comes to life with
    theme music and opening Joe Pag talkshow interviewing media critic
    Sharyl Attkisson.

    BTW, have not heard IBOC noise from KTOK for ages, tho still flagged
    as -I in 2020-2021 NRC AM Log. IBOC ``reported off Dec 2009`` here:
    http://www.topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1130, Dec 23 at 0726 UT, Spanish music dominant instead of
    KWKH, which is never strong here away from its night pattern; but must
    have been in a fade as by 0732 back up to make a fast SAH with the SS;
    0737 romantic music; 0741 ``Radio Vida`` ID and a carol.

    In the IRCA Mexican Log, of the five 1130s, none is a Radio Vida.

    In the NRC AM Log, the only US or Canadian Radio Vida on 1130 is:
    WYXE Gallatin TN, D1, 2300 watts, psra 5.4, CH 940, SS religious and
    // WSBI 1210 Static [sic] TN, also a daytimer.

    And it is a known cheater: From NRC DX News January 7, 2020, a log
    from over a year ago in 2019y:

    ``1130, WYXE, TN, Gallatin – 12/6 2234 [EST] – On after sunset with
    Spanish language religious music,"...Radio Vida" slogan by female
    announcer, more music. Fair mostly over usuals WBBR & WDFN. // to Tune
    In stream. First time heard at this location. (PS-ON)``

    My E/W longwire does favor this town NE of Nashville. As for its
    sibling, even my 2013 Large Scale Road Atlas by Rand McNally does not
    index any place called Static in TN! Radio-locator agrees on the name
    altho does not depict it on coverage map, which shows site exactly on
    the KY/TN border further from Nashville; even zoomed in cannot tell
    which state it`s in; nearest towns are Byrdstown TN and Albany KY. The
    border in this area looks like a straight E-W line, but on closer
    inspexion it`s slightly tilted. Latitude as licensed is 36-27-22 if
    that helps. But I don`t have to worry since I haven`t yet heard WSBI
    and don`t count states, but if I did it would be by site, not city
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) {static = not moving around; or noisy?}

    WORLD OF RADIO 2066 contents: Antarctica, Armenia, Brasil, Canada,
    China, Colombia, Costa Rica non, Eritrea non, Europe, France, Germany,
    Greece, Iran non, Italy, Japan, Korea North and non, Korea South,
    Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar,, Nigeria, Sa`udi Arabia, UK non, USA, Vanuatu,
    Vatican, unidentified 2580; SWL Fest; WRTH; propagation outlook

    WOR 2066 is available as of 0112 UT Friday December 25
    (mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2066.m3u
    (mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2066.mp3

    Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
    Also linx to podcast services.

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2066 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
    December 26 from 2042.7 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG
    local-quality pickup via Warrenton KiwiSDR.

    Also confirmed UT Sun Dec 27 starting at 0414:54 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
    MO via Warrenton SDR.

    UNIDENTIFIED. 2580, Dec 21 at 2319 UT, JBA carrier, possibly a second
    harmonic of 1290 or third of 860. I often tune the entire 2 MHz band
    hunting harmonix, ignoring numerous birdies which land on odd split
    channels, but MW harmonix are sparse; used to get a few Latin
    Americans as well as Unitedstatesians. The ambient noise level around
    here may be obscuring them, even worse tnx to Xmas. I urge those in
    quieter locations to seek them, as otherwise propagationally and
    lightningly this is peak time of year for 2 MHz DX (Glenn Hauser, OK,
    WOR)

    ** CANADA. 2749-USB, Dec 21 at 2317 UT, Coast Guard marine weather,
    like temp?ratures, by French roboyl, S7 vs S5-S6 noise level, earlier
    than usually heard. And same also on 2598-USB // but about one second
    ahead of 2749, as checked on second receiver. At 2327 a `securit?`
    item. Per dxinfocentre.com [not .ca], both just started at 2317:
    2598 2317 VBQ-22 NATASHQUAN (ESCOUMINS) FF/EE 600 50 09 06, -61 47 42
    2749 2317 VCN ESCOUMINS FF/EE 600 47 21 28, -61 55 30
    VCN is in the ?les de la Madeleine/Magdalen Islands; VBQ-22 almost due
    north on Qu?bec mainland, 600 watts each. Most of the 2598s are in NL,
    further and weaker than the 2749s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


    Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn Hauser

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  • Glen Hauser
    replied
    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, September 28-October 4, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page57

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 28 at 0546:
    only a few much weaker than usual: 684, 711, 747(2), 774, 837,
    846(TP), 891, 1125(2). Degraded propagation; WWV reported:

    ``Geophysical Alert Message
    Solar-terrestrial indices for 27 September follow.
    Solar flux 74 and estimated planetary A-index 24.
    The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 28 September was 5.
    Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
    Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.``
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 29 at 0629:
    621, 711, 774, 837, 846(TP), 882 kHz. Propagation remains degraded:
    K-index still 3 at 0600 after G1 storms with G2s predicted (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier survey, Sept 30 at 0609:
    621, 684, 774, 846(TP), 936, 1017(2), 1125, 1503, 1710(2-domestic)
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 1 at 0614:
    612, 684, 774, 837, 846(TP), 882(2), 1044, 1107(2), 1152, 1305(2)
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 2 at
    0547-0551: 585, 621, 684(2), 711, 774, 837, *855(2), 891, 999, 1044,
    1098, 1107 kHz. *strongest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 2 at 1158 on
    the E-W longwire so no DFing: 585, 747(2 with a fast beat), 774(2 with
    a slow beat), 1035(2), 1098 kHz. Enid LSR today not until 1228 UT
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Cursory Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Oct 4 at
    0629 finds significant signals on 684 and 837 kHz, most likely Spain
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 2 at 1210, open carrier with slow SAH of
    184/minute = 3.07 Hz. Comes to life with Mexican NA, choral until 1215
    ``Vd. escucha: El Fon?grafo 7-20 -- mil vatios -- Ciudad Ju?rez``.
    That would be XEJCC; maybe also mentioned call but not positive.

    All this contradicts IRCA Mexican Log info which shows daytime only
    with 25000 watts, sign on at 1159 with Chihuahua state anthem around
    1205 after NA. WRTH does show only 1 kW.

    Then follow a string of mandatory PSAs mostly governmental, except for
    one promoting a webstation-only, apparently, ``Radio Cid?, La Voz de
    los Juarenses``. 1219.6 Fon?grafo slogan ID again and fading down.

    Aha, searching finds it`s really Radio STIRTT, as here:
    https://www.facebook.com/radiostirttjuarez/
    or
    https://www.facebook.com/StirttSeccionJuarez/
    http://www.radiostirtt.org.mx

    Ahh, the Mexicans love their cumbersome acronyms, initialisms! This
    means Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Industria de la Radio, la
    Televisi?n y Telecomunicaciones, i.e. a labor union. We learn that 14
    septiembre was Dia del Locutor, and today 2 de octubre is D?a
    Internacional de la NO VIOLENCIA, e.g. against women in India. And 22
    de noviembre will be their 72nd anniversary. Such celebrations are the
    major subject of these displays. This page is to listen-live:
    https://www.facebook.com/radiostirtt...0322544333196/
    where I hear some upbeat stereo songs; ID at 1847 as I write this
    sounds like ``Radio Estir``. But we digress!

    711.27v & 728.73v kHz, two matching wobbly spurs making exactly
    same-pitched hets against other Mexicans on 710 & 730, are what first
    drew me to 720, since that would be the transmitter producing them
    exactly halfway between. This was first at 1208. Once modulating, late
    sign-on? from 1210, 720 itself sounds OK.

    The spurs remain but by 1222 they are both gone, while 720 is back up
    with song in Spanish, talk, and not fading out until 1226. LSR Enid
    today is 1228 UT. There has been no other significant signal on 720
    which could have been source of spurs, but the disparity in
    disappearances detracts from 100% certainty. Maybe XEJCC transmitter
    was tweaked in the meantime, or lost them once warmed up? BTW, at 1226
    the other Chihuahuans, XEDP on 710 and XEHB 730 are still in (Glenn

    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    Until the next, best of DX and 73 de Glenn

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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, October 5-11, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    UNIDENTIFIED. 539.95 approx., Oct 11 at 0040, het upon 540 stations.
    Nicaragua has been reported off-minus; mwoffsets shows:
    539.860 NCG Radio Corporaci?n (Managua/Tipitata) 0900-0600 2020-03-11
    539.973 MEX XEWA Los 40 (San Luis Potos?) 24h 2020-03-11
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) {later: XEWA does make a ``fast SAH`` with
    540.0 stations, but this het was further off below.}

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 5 at 0602 UT:
    531, 549, 603(2 fast beat), 612(2 slow beat), 621, 684, 693, 747,
    774(2), 837, 855, 882, 891, 936(2), 1107, 1116, 1215(2); 1710(2
    domestic) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 6 at 0634:
    621, 684, 774, likely Canaries/Spain; but no signal on 846, nor has
    there been lately, from presumed Kiritimati south of Hawaii; off the
    air? A month ago it was reported thus in NZ DX Times:

    ``846 0540 KIRIBATI Radio Kiribati weak w/male & female in dialect
    alternating, on measured 845.9955 visible separately from Masterton on
    846.000 on 7/9. Carrier appeared abruptly at 0500 on 8/9 confirming
    evening s/on. Audio evident by 0520. Closed 0943 on 10/9. Carrier also
    visible at 1710 until 1740 f/out 6/9. BCM Bryan Clark in Mangawhai
    with WinRadio G33DDC SDR & EWEs to NE, E & SE`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
    WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 7 at 0603:
    about to do TA search, but start on 846 where there is a carrier
    generally stronger than the others and thus well-presumed as
    Kiritimati back on the air from south of Hawaii. the only TP instead
    of TA at this time, a sesquihour after its sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK,
    WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 7 from 0603:
    585(2), 603, 612, 621, 684, 747, 774, 801, 837(2), 855(2), 882(2),
    936, 1044, 1098, 1107, 1125(2), 1134, 1179, 1215; 1710(2-domestic).
    See also TP (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 8 at 0604:
    531, 549, 558(2), 576, 612(2), stronger than 621; 684, 693, 729, 738,
    747, 774(2), 801, 837(2), 846(TP-Kiritimati), 855(strongest), 882,
    stronger than 891; 909, 936(2), 954, 1044, 1053(2), 1098(2), 1107,
    1116, 1125(2), 1152, 1215, 1305(2), 1710(2-domestic) (Glenn Hauser,
    OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 9 at
    0613-0618: 576(2), 585, 612, 621, 657, 684(2), 747(2), 774(2), 837,
    846(TP), 855, 882(2), 891, 1026(2), 1044, 1107, 1125(2), 1134(2),
    1152, 1215, 1314(2), 1413, 1503; 1710-domestic (Glenn Hauser, OK,
    WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 10 from 0629:
    531, 549, 558, 585, 603, 612, 621, 684(2), 711, 774(2), 837, 846(TP),
    855(2), 882, 909, 1098, 1125, 1215, 1710(domestic) (Glenn Hauser, OK,

    WOR)


    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carriers, this time not a thoro
    search in 9-kHz steps, but obvious hets upon 10-kHz stations, Oct 11
    at 0047: 621, 711, 891 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** COLOMBIA. 600 kHz, Oct 6 at 2329, I start monitoring via Bonaire
    SDR, for HJHJ, Radio Libertad, Barranquilla. Three or four stations
    mixing, atop is R. Rebelde, CUBA, music // distorted 5025. But HJHJ is
    gaining, 2342 plug for its newspaper owner Diario La Libertad, and
    full ID accompanied by Gershwin`s `Rhapsody in Blue`. 2343 starts a
    pusher of alternative medicine with his local address. 2359 full ID
    again with Gershwin, disclaimer, and opening Voz de Am?rica relay for
    Venezuela at 0000 Oct 7.

    I hardly rechecked this since it was inaugurated exactly 3 weeks ago
    and filed the first definitive monitoring report about it, which I see
    some editors have refused to publish; there were claims that the VOA
    relay was not being heard, but it surely is. If there be any
    deliberate jamming by sudden new YV station on 600, I can`t make it
    out. Has that continued every night? Is it on the air all the time, or
    only during 2 or 3 hours of VOA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, October 12-18, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    ** SPAIN. 684, Oct 12 at 0612, among 9-kHz TA carrier search, this one
    is strong enough and far enough from 10-kHz adjacents to pull some
    Castilian audio, i.e. RNE Sevilla, which WRTH lists one place as 600
    kW, another as 200 kW; a bit off frequency causing a het with
    something else: 50 kW TUNISIA the only likely and seemingly too close
    to Seville superpower; any direxional arrays? mwoffsets shows RNE
    normally only -1 Hz low but sometimes +70-74 Hz high (Glenn Hauser,
    OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Oct 12 at
    0610-0620: 558, 585(2), 612, 621, 639(2), *684(2), 693(2), 747,
    774(2), 837(2), 846(TP), 882, 936, 999, 1026, 1035, 1044, *1053, 1089,
    1098, 1107(2), 1116, 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1215. *strongest; in the
    case of 684 also audio, see SPAIN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 13 from 0610:
    576, 621, 774(2), 855, 882, 936, 1044, 1089, 1098, 1107, 1116(2),
    1125, 1134(2), 1305, 1503(2); 1710(domestic) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 15 from 0546:
    558, 576, 603, 612, 621, 639, 684*, 693, 738, 747, 774(2), 837,
    855(2), 882, 891, 936, 1017, 1044(2), 1053*, 1089, 1098(2), 1107(2),
    1116(2), 1152, 1215(2), 1305(2), 1422, 1503, 1584, 1710(domestic).
    *strongest. Despite this rather long list, if I were to immediately
    rescan and/or do it in 1 kHz/LSB instead of USB offset, would come up
    with some others which were temporarily obscured by music splash
    and/or random fading the first time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 17 from 0621:
    576(2), 585, 612, 621, 657, 684, 711, 774(2), 846(TP), 1044, 1089,
    1098, 1107, 1125, 1215, 1305, 1413; 1710(2-domestic) (Glenn Hauser,

    OK, WOR)


    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 18 from 0544,
    a little earlier than usual so more of them showing up: 531, 549, 558,
    567, 576(2), 585*, 612(2), 621(2), 639, 657, 684, 693(2), 711, 738,
    747, 774(2), 783, 801, 837, 846(2!), 882*, 891, 909, 936(2), 954, 999,
    1044, 1053, 1089, 1098(2), 1107(2), 1116, 1125(2), 1134, 1152(2),
    1215(2), 1269, 1287, 1305(2), 1413, 1458, 1584; 1710(2-domestic). (2)
    = at least two carriers beating, at widely varying pitches/rates. If I
    had the time, could count them and compare to possible sources at
    mwoffsets. *strongest. Sometime I may also make educated guesses about
    each carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, October 19-25, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    {Certainly not MW: but I hope of interest nonetheless:}

    ** SWEDEN. (17.2 kHz VLF), it`s United Nations Day, Oct 24, 2020, and
    time for another broadcast of SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, 200 kW via the
    historic Alexanderson Alternator.

    https://alexander.n.se/saq-grimeton-...-2020/?lang=en

    I know I can`t get it direct, so monitor the event via their live
    YouTube stream which was to start at 1430 UT. After breakfast, I bring
    it up at 1449. A woman MC is speaking but we can`t hear a word she
    says, drowned out by the huge noises of the machinery. And there is no
    captioning. Perhaps in Swedish so I could not understand her anyway.
    But as a camera wanders around, we have great views in the hall, not
    only of the AA but associated stuff, huge control panels with lots of
    switches and meters. At 1451, we can barely hearsee a test
    transmission as the relays are clicking and flashing, VVV DE SAQ.

    1453, a man is talking but again unhearable; at 1454 a full test ID,
    VVV VVV VVV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ. 1456, camera goes outside for a quieter
    view of the antenna towers, 1457 back inside, still noisy. The few
    people in the hall are not masked, but some are wearing ear mufflers.

    1500, the official transmission starts as we see the operator keying
    with his right hand. Cannot hear it! But sporadic views of the readout
    on a nearby laptop. Website says ``We are proud to announce that this
    year’s message has been composed by Anders Tegnell – Chief
    Epidemiologist Public Health Agency of Sweden.`` I notice one error in
    the display, missing a dit, ``ewidemiologist``. This runs until 1509.
    Of course he is warning about COVID-19.

    Disappointingly, at no time during the broadcast could we see any
    motion by the AA, just its huge black casing. Noise starts to
    diminish; 1511 finally we have a view of AA shafts still spinning,
    running down? Some of these look cupric, while exteriors are all
    painted black. 1511.5 a bell rings. 1512 can overhear a bit of
    conversation in Swedish, again at 1516. 1518 noise finally stops
    completely, turned off.

    A concert of song by soprano and keyboard accompaniment has been
    scheduled for 1520. At 1527 several audience members start to take
    their seats --- do not see any masks. MC speaks off-mike. Mike for
    singer appears to be for PA in the very echoey hall, not direct
    connect to camera, so we are picking them up out of the loudspeakers,
    never a good idea. Most of the songs seem to be in Swedish, but at
    1545, one in English which I still cannot understand. YT shows only
    400 viewing, but declining toward 300 as time goes on. Music ends at
    1558; back outside at 1559 for another view of the towers and a
    fountain; finishes at 1601*. I assume this sesquihour
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OErGFaT1esI
    will remain available indefinitely for later audioviewing, just like
    the previous half-sesquihour from July 5, 2020 which then started
    autoplaying unbidden.

    Meanwhile I was observing the live ``top chat`` sidebar, indicating
    lots of people were trying to hear 17.2 kHz, some successfully, or at
    least via UTwente. A few selected items:

    ``Pop Tibi​: yes the frequency drifts a bit, depending on the load on
    the alternator's driving motor

    David J.C. CORTVRIENT​: NO MASKS be carrefull PLEASE

    David Newkirk: ​Long live the UN! Long live SAQ!
    David Newkirk​: Karl-Arne: How much mains power v VLF output?
    David Newkirk​: Radio as Art, and now Art after Radio.

    Glenn Hauser: ​Tnx for streaming this as far as Oklahoma. Hello, David
    Newkirk

    Phil Erickson​: @Glenn Hauser --- Thanks for decades of DX and SW
    listening reports - still receiving through WOR. W1PJE

    David Newkirk: ​Hi, Glenn!

    World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station: ​Stay tuned for a concert with
    live music, when Anna-Louise Ekman perform beautiful tones in the
    transmitter hall. Later on, we will also start the laser art work
    "Transmission". [I missed that!]

    World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station: ​Due to the non working
    microphone, Managing Director Camilla Lugnet?s speech will be posted
    in the comments after the transmission.``

    This ended just in time for me to catch Independent Lens, which I also
    recommend if you can find it via PBS:

    ``Independent Lens - Feels Good Man #2202 - OETA WORLD - DESCRIPTION:
    Follow artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the
    Frog, as he begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon
    image from those who use it for their own purposes [such as Alex
    Jones]. Duration: 1:26:46`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A [and non]. I`m trying out the temporary until Oct 25 KiwiSDR
    that Bill Whitacre has set up in Lubec, which is on the coast in the
    SE corner of Maine, a hot spot for trans-Atlantic MW DX. There is *too
    much*, audio almost every 9 kHz; where are the JBA carriers I can
    sweep across in only 5 minutes? Contrary to KiwiSDR boilerplate, this
    one does not work on Firefox, but does work on IE. I find it already
    set up at 9 kHz intervals, which can be toggled to 10; but above 1600
    it switches to 5-kHz steps, strange. I`m not counting countries from
    here or anywhere, so some assumptions without consequences follow, but
    open to revision. LSS at Lubec today: 2135 UT, so the DX should have
    been in a lot earlier. This is off-and-on for less than a sesquihour,
    Oct 19 from 2103, in chrono order, reference WRTH listings, u.o.s.:

    1521, at 2103 the first thing I check for is the 2-megawatt Riyadh
    program via Duba, NW corner of SAUDI ARABIA, and there it is in
    Arabic, S5-S7. Now closes circa 2230, so tough to get into deep North
    America; when it ran all-night, at least a het against 1520 KOKC was
    common. But at midwinter I even had it, I think, around local noon, as
    reported at that time.

    1512, at 2118, Arabic from the other SAUDI ARABIA, only one megawatt
    from Jeddah, Qur`an program via Khumra site, somewhat east of Mecca.

    1503, at 2119, Castilian; 2130 characteristic half-hour time signal
    from SPAIN and RNE ID: Radio 5 has only two outlets, 5 and 2 kW.

    1467, at 2131, ME music and Arabic, S9+5, presumably TWR Monaco via
    megawatt Roumoules, FRANCE, but no language details in WRTH. A 50 kW
    Sa`udi is also on 1467.

    1450, at 2131, as I am tuning past 1449, can`t miss an ID for ``CFAB
    1450 AM`` which is U1 1/1 kW Windsor, Nova Scotia, in the centre
    between Dartmouth and Wolfville, CANADA.

    1413, at 2132, Castilian: RNE Radio 5, SPAIN, has 3 outlets, 5, 10, 20
    kW.

    1377, at 2133, intriguing low-audible-het between weak carriers. Major
    signal should be the megawatt TWR in ARMENIA at .0002. Only likely
    offals are two 50 kW from IRAN on .914 and .97, mwoffsets

    1314, at 2135, Castilian among the CCI: again from SPAIN, three of RNE
    Radio 5 at 20, 10 and 10 kW.

    1305, at 2136, good signal in Castilian: SPAIN, four x RNE Radio 5 of
    20, 20, 10 and 25 kW. I often have JBA carrier(s) here direct.

    531 // 549, at 2139, pop music, no doubt JIL FM, ALGERIA. 600 kW each,
    common carriers over here.

    1530, at 2157, I`m standing by to hear even a trace of Yankee Doodle,
    from the VOA Pinheira, SAO TOME 2200 sign-off, as often recommended by
    Mark Connelly, but no luck. However, a jumble of weak signals is
    suddenly eclipsed by one station from *2159, ID as WVBF and on FM
    99.7, AC (780) phone fits for Boston-suburban area ring as this is
    from Middleborough Center, Massachusetts; and into reading anti-Trump
    editorial from Bloomberg News. The trouble is, 2200 UT is FCC October
    local sunset for WVBF [November: 2130] when it is supposed to drop
    from 940 watts ND critical hours to FOUR WATTS NIGHT power. Day power
    is 5 kW, both direxional broadly toward the northeast, i.e. Lubec.
    Instead they have powered *up*! Anyhow, seems like an interesting
    station, per NRC AM Log, ``Hometown Talk Radio``, address in Taunton
    MA.

    1530, at 2200, also has a 6-pip timesignal, very unlikely from any
    North American station; probably one of two 15-kW from ROMANIA,
    otherwise 3 kW from MADEIRA. In fact at 2219 recheck, Romanian
    conversation, not Portuguese.

    {someone`s recording of Romania on 1179 has same 6-pip timesignal,
    equally spaced, all same pitch}

    1188, at 2220, strumming at S7, ``Payam`` ID in passing, i.e. 300 kW
    from Tehran, IRAN; and not the only other possibility, 400 kW Hungary

    1179, at 2224, Castilian announcement, thought they mentioned ``Cadena
    EFE``, but listed as Cadena SER, two in Iberia, one in Canarias. SER
    could have been referring to the related? news agency EFE. Also
    another language mixing, probably ROMANIA, 400 kW.

    1458, at 2223, song, maybe ROMANIA, 100 kW strongest on frequency.
    Both Actualitatsi program but unseem //,

    If one had the time, one could employ this device for more challenging
    DX, even in Lubec terms, let alone deep North America, from further
    into AfroAsia. OTOH, one could do the same via numerous less temporary
    SDRs in Eurafrica. OTOOH, Bill will probably activate it again
    sometimes. Anyhow it`s notable how much MWDX can easily make it into
    our Atlantic Northeast (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, October 22 at
    1155-1203 UT, as I am rarely awake before sunrise here, while
    westcoasters have been reporting superb East Asian DX. 558, 567(2),
    693, 702(2), 738(2), 747(2), 774, 819(2), 828, 846(2); 972(*strongest
    with some music at 1159, no timesignal at 1200 = South Korea); 1044,
    1098, 1107, 1206-(off-frequency: mwoffsets shows 1205.96 Yanbian RGD
    Korean News General (Yanji/Longjing), China), 1611 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
    WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 23 at
    0550-0606: 531, 585, 639(2), 693, 729, 738*, 774(2), 837, 855(2), 882,
    891, 909, 936(2), 981, 909(2), 1053*(2), 1089, 1098, 1107, 1125(2),
    1152, 1215 --- all those detected by USB tuning 1 kHz below on 9-kHz
    steps. Before completing to top of band,

    I then switch to LSB tuning from 1 kHz above the 9-kHz steps, not in
    the order heard: 549, 558, 612, 639, 684, 693, 729, 738, 747, 882,
    891, 936, 981, 999, 1026, 1044, 1053*, 1089, 1152(2), 1215, 1458, 1503
    kHz. *strongest; (2) at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,

    WOR)

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  • Glen Hauser
    replied
    Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, October 26-November 8, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    ** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Nov 5 at 0703 UT, NDBeacon DDP with
    strong 1-kW signal all the way from Dorado, like that from 248 WG
    Winnipeg. I was tuned to 389 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 6 at 0702-0707
    UT: 558, 621, 639(2), 693, 729, 747(2), 774(2), 837, 846(TP), 855,
    909*, 936, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1107, 1179, 1215*, 1449, 1710(domestic).
    *strongest, surely UK. (2)= at least two carriers beating.

    No DFing on the longwire. This season around this hour, 774 might bear
    not only RNE Valencia, Spain, today`s LSR 0637; but also NHK Akita,
    Japan, LSS 0731. What about ABC Melbourne? LSS today not until 0901
    UT; latest, two months from now, will be 0946, while Valencia`s latest
    SR in two months will be 0722, all per gaisma.com. RNE has several
    synchros on 774, and I usually hear a beat, but 100 kW from Valencia
    is the mayor (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CUBA [and non]. 840, WHAS Louisville KY to be off the air again for
    tower maintenance from 0400 UT Oct 27: tnx to tip from Chris Gay, KU4A
    to the WOR iog, which quickly spread to MW-only DX groups:

    ``I just learned that 840 WHAS will go off the air again tonight for
    tower maintenance starting at midnight EDT (0400Z). The length of the
    outage was not announced.``

    At 0402 I tune in to find WHAS still on during Kentucky news, but
    after asserting ``broadcasting live 24/7``, ha2, cuts off at 0405.7*
    --- but back on in a few seconds, that was quick! During weather from
    WLKY-TV; why not WHAS-TV??, 0406 into weird talkshow, `Ground Zero`
    about ``shadow archetypes, lurkers showing up at 3 am``.

    Recheck at 0425 now WHAS is off, and the only signals I am getting
    loop SE/NW, but with splash from 850 KOA: music, 0428 Spanish? No sign
    from the south of KVJY Pharr in the RGV of TX, U4 5/1 kW, also Spanish
    which is normally the #1 competitor to WHAS. Main signal is surely 10
    kW CMHW in Santa Clara, Cuba, but has a 1.1 Hz SAH, which could be the
    other further 1 kW Cuban, CMKC, R. Revoluci?n, Palma Soriano, Santiago
    province; or some other LA. Not rechecked until 0535, WHAS still off,
    some fading faster SAH carriers on E-W longwire, but on DX-398, music
    with slow SAH dominant from SE. 0600 still that with no ID break, but
    *0601 WHAS cuts back on JIP news; 0615 check it`s off again. One more
    check before I quit, WHAS off and on at 0632*-*0633 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

    WOR)


    ** MEXICO. 560, Nov 2 at 0629 UT, ID in passing as I tune across,
    sounds like ``La Serena - 98.1``. But no such slogan is listed for any
    Mexican or any Latin American, and there are no US SS on 560. Instead
    I think it must have been:

    XEGIK, Monclova, Coahuila, which is my nearest XE anyway, per IRCA
    Mexican Log, 1400/250 watts with FM on 88.1, ``La Acerera`` --- acero
    means steel but acera can also mean sidewalk. Steel mill? IIRC,
    Monclova is a polluted industrial town, and there is a General Steel
    Group there, at least with warehouse and sales if not manufaxuring.
    The Steely Station? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, November 9-15, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    ** MEXICO. 900, Nov 13 at 0137, bigsig in Spanish with ads, then
    ``Doble-U Radio, 96.9`` ID, so XEW just like in old times maybe with
    some southern enhancement. IRCA Log shows 250/250 kW but we long
    suspected it was underpowered; WRTH shows only 100 kW. For many years
    another XE was in the way and still in WRTH 2020, XEOK in Monterrey,
    but Log shows XEW is now the only Mexican on 900, as surely befits its
    super-power clear-channel status desde el centro (Glenn Hauser, OK,
    WOR)

    ** ECUADOR [and non]. 1510.275v kHz, Nov 13, at 0117 I am looking for
    R. Monumental, Quito, which was reported last night by Mark Connelly,
    MA as off-frequency 1519.29 and thus an enhanced DX target. A few chex
    in OK have not detected a carrier or het yet, so how about the TWR
    Bonaire KiwiSDR? At first in SynchAM it shows a carrier as measured
    above but then loses out to locking onto 1510.0 signals. I briefly do
    hear some `Andean` music but can`t tell from which frequency.
    Waterfall also has a JBV just-barely-visible trace on 1512.0, Sa`udi
    Arabia on at this hour, unlike 1521??

    At 0122 begins to dominate an American talkshow in English on 1510. No
    Middle- or South-American likely in English except maybe Hosanna Radio
    in Panama, but this unseems gospelic. Could it be WLAC Nashville? 50
    kW night pattern has a notch toward Birmingham and Montgomery and
    beyond. But since last summer, WLAC has been ND day and night, but cut
    to quarter-power of 12.5 kW at night, which seems to be a standard FCC
    allowance when something is wrong with a night pattern. And I suppose
    it still is, for definite ID at 0129 as WLAC. Distance to Bonaire:
    3251 km = 2020 statute miles = 1755 nautical miles; and most of the
    miles on the path are nautical, not thru Alabama, but Jaxonvil and
    Port-au-Prince (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 10 from 0134
    UT: more signals have a (2) beat than when I usually check later as
    now more of Europe is still in darkness, even into AfroAsia. 531,
    576(2), 639, 693, 711, 738, 747, 774(2), 837(2), 855(2), 882(2), 891*,
    909, 936, 999, 1044(2), 1053(2), 1089*, 1098, 1107(2), 1134, 1152(2),
    1215, 1305(2), 1413 kHz. *strongests, likely Algeria and UK (Glenn

    Hauser, OK, WOR)

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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, November 16-22, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 16 from 0701,
    this time tuning down in LSB from +1 kHz above 9-kHz channels: 1215,
    1107, 1089, 909, 882(2), 855(2), 837, 774(2), 756, 747, 693, 684, 621,
    612, 558.

    At 0709 on 846, a fast beat between two, one of which would assumedly
    be TP from Kiritimati, but what else? Best W Europe can do at this
    late hour is 3 kW from Ireland, R. North; maybe a high-power E Asian
    already at this early hour like 250 kW Taiwan? or 2 kW from NZ barely
    around summer sunset? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 18 at
    0100-0108: 1575, 1548, 1539, 1521, 1503, 1341, 1314(2), 1305(2),
    *1215(2), 1179, 1152(2), 1134(2), 1107(2), 1098(2), 1053, 1044, 999,
    981, 936(2), 909, *891, *882(2), 855(2), 837, 819, 801, 774(2), 747,
    729, 711, 693, 684(2), 639(2), 621, 612, 585, 567 ?566.4?, 549,
    531(2).

    I am making a point of surveying these now, altho an hour earlier
    would be even better, since recently some signals from ``China`` have
    been reported as far as Michigan on 1521 and 1098. With Sa`udi off
    1521 after 2230v, any carrier there attracts attention. 1521 at 00-02
    UT is CRI via Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of cultural genocide and
    ChiCom brainwashing of Uyghurs; in Russian with 500 kW, per EiBi,
    first hour to Siberia, second to Central Asia, so presumably with a
    beam change around 0100 more favorable to us. There is nothing else in
    Eurasia on 1521 over 10 kW. 1098 could be CNR-11 domestic service in
    Tibetan, 1000 kW from Golmud altho there are several lesser
    possibilities. * = strongest signals during this check; (2) = at least
    two carriers beating. 566.4 could be a local birdie; no such variants
    known. Of course I am unlikely to get any identifiable language audio,
    but I keep doing this to confirm that at least remnants of all these
    stations do penetrate so deep into North America (Glenn Hauser, OK,

    WOR)

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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, November 23-December 6, 2020

    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

    All my MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58
    [however, no additions have been accepted since September 2020]

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Dec 1 at 0122-0133:
    531, 558, 576(2), 612, 621, 639, 684*, 693, 774(2), 801, 855(2),
    882(2), 891, 909, 936(2), 954 & 963 despite 960 local, 999, 1017,
    1044, 1053(2), 1107(2), 1125(2), 1152, 1179, 1215(2), 1224, 1251,
    1296(2), 1305(2), 1431, 1575(2). (2) = at least two signals beating.
    *strongest, see SPAIN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** SPAIN. 684, Dec 1 at 0140, strongest of JBA carriers, enough for
    some audio in Castilian, then jazz, and // 774, i.e. RNE1 network,
    Sevilla, and on the upper, Valencia strongest among synchros (Glenn

    Hauser, OK, WOR)


    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, November 28 at 1332
    UT: 1566, surely 250-kW HLAZ South Korea. None others found, not even
    NHK biggies on 774, etc. I`m seldom awake pre-sunrise, always running
    a sleep-deficit. Today`s LSR was 1322 UT, but the latest will be about
    1344 circa Epiphany, or OrthoXmas. OTOH, our earliest sunset will be
    in about a week, 2316 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)




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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, December 7-13, 2020

    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

    My MW DX reports starting August

    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58
    [however, no additions have been accepted since September 2020]

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.


    ** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0725 UT, NDB DDP which is 1000
    watts from San Juan - Dorado. Always neat to hear this far one, often
    absent from bandscans. Also audible when tuned to 389-USB. BTW, I
    habitually tune downward, and may well doze off before I get to 200 or
    even 300 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 10 at 0600:
    531, 558, 612, 621, 693, 711, 774, 855, 882, 891 ... where I stopped.

    Resuming at 0709-0713: 891, 909, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1107(2),
    1116, 1215 and none higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0 kHz, Dec 8 at 2224, JBA carrier making het
    against domestic 1520.0 stations, KOKC talk and something with music.
    Gone before 2230 but could not catch a hard turnoff; presumed Duba 2
    megawatt which does close at 2230* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


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  • Glen Hauser
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    Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, December 14-20, 2020

    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

    My MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page58
    [however, no additions have been accepted since September 2020]

    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
    mostly DX-398 with internal antenna
    only or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S
    inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
    Nissan stock caradio as specified;
    ICR-75 with 100-foot E-W longwire.


    ** ICELAND. 189 kHz, Dec 14 at 0750 UT, JBA carrier and near imaginary
    or trace of modulation, as I keep tuning below the ``beacon band``,
    where DXing 25-watters a kilomile away is not a problem, yet
    high-power Euro LW broadcasters elude me. Here`s one almost, maybe.
    R?V, 100 kW, 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 16 at
    0238-0245: 531, 549(2), 576, 585, 594*, 612, 666, 684*, 693*, 702,
    711(2), 738, 774(2), 783, 819, 837(2), 855, 873, 882, 891, 954, 963*,
    981, 1017, 10404, 1053, 1089, 1098(2), 1107(-), 1125, 1152(2), 1206,
    1215, 1305, 1413, 1431, 1458, 1548, 1575. *strongest; (2) = at least
    two carriers beating; (-) audibly off-frequency minus compared to
    neighbors. Performing this earlier than usual, some stations further
    east are showing up. 783 could be Syria, Iran or Sa`udi; Mauritania
    used to be easy regular but still inactive. MW Offsets shows
    Afghanistan is 20 Hz below 1107, only one beyond Spain synchros which
    are no more than minus 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


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