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    Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, August 3-September 6, 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

    These logs are in three sexions, Oklahoma, rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

    ** OKLAHOMA. 780, Sept 1 at 0505 UT, steady open carrier in WBBM OTR null, i.e. groundwave from KSPI Stillwater, left their 250-watt daytime-only transmitter on all night again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 930, Aug 24 at 1204 UT, WKY either just came on or was
    already running open carrier. This plus sharp groundwave null allowed
    an SRS signal to come thru, thought to be KCCC Carlsbad NM, but see
    UNIDENTIFIED. By 1228 recheck, La Indomable had begun modulating music
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sunday Sept 2 at 1206 UT, WKY OKC is still condescending to broadcast in perfect English for this semihour only, pubaffs interview show mentioning http://limpsforlife.org and other health matters, OU Medical Center; by 1229 it was back to Spanish music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, August 16 at 1103 UT I have been tuning down the MW
    band looking for Mexican 6 am CDT NAs, sure to be followed by sign-ons
    or at least full IDs, but the first anthem I come to is one very
    rarely heard any more, orchestral ``Star Spangled Banner`` so must be
    a station in El Norte. But no ID afterwards at 1104, but wherever it
    is, the temp is 70 and it`s Thursday August 16; into C&W music. 1108
    two anti-drunk-driving PSAs ``sponsored by`` NHTSA, so does that mean
    they were axually paid spots instead of free PSAs???

    Whatever became of social if not legal obligation by US radio stations
    to donate PSA time? Still no local references, altho I`m sure this
    signal completely dominating 1210 has to be KGYN Guymon, habitually on
    day pattern before sunrise, not nulling toward Enid or Philadelphia
    like it is supposed to. Finally at 1109 an ad for some business in
    Elkhart/Liberal/Guymon, the first two being Kansas border towns very
    much in KGYN`s market. 1110 into AgNews, presumably not Spiro T (Glenn
    Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1230, Aug 24 at 1212 UT, WBBZ Ponca City with local
    announcer giving weather, and 1214 into sports. He has a way of
    ``swallowing`` every other syllable, but I can still understand him.
    Nice to hear a real voice on a hometown station rather than a pro
    announcer.

    On Aug 28 around the same time there was a `pro` announcer; no offense

    1230, Aug 29 at 1213, WBBZ has gone back to the syllable-swallowing
    announcer with weather summary, after having heard a pro announcer
    yesterday. Canned ID as ``1230 AM stereo, WBBZ, Ponca City``, and on
    to sports news. 1221 ending that and back to music, ``Working at the
    Carwash Blues``; same announcer becomes a DJ, Mike Beckwith(?) saying
    he`s substituting for Bill & Andy (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING
    DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1270, Sept 4 at 1222 UT, underneath KFLC Univisión América news (see USA), I hear that SHVA at 1225 exclaiming ``¡¡¡1270 AM, La Que Buena!!!``, so KRVT Claremore (Tulsa market) is still monickered thus. After skywave dies out in full daytime, KRVT has the groundwave edge here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1400, Sept 4 at 1239 UT, I luck into a ``KTMC, AM 1400`` ID as local KCRC 1390 splash relents for a moment. Not sure I`ve ever logged KTMC before, from McAlester. Most of the time, KCRC obliterates not only adjacents but second-adjacent frequencies (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1520, Sept 1 at 1220 UT, KOKC with YL host interviewing another YL on phone, about the necessity to protect oneself from all the electromagnetic energy surrounding us, with ``harmonizers`` and other gadgets to prevent cellular/DNA damage. Seems locally originated; and sounds like a scam; hostess buys into it; is this really an infomercial? KOKC program schedule at
    http://www.kokcradio.com/programming.aspx
    shows 6-9 am Saturday is `Third Opinion`. KOKC 50 kW clear-channel ought to be QRM-free, but some skywave from the east is still audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Sept 3 at 1214 UT, ESPNdeportes.com selling its revista for 18 dólares. I have been suspecting this is the latest format for KXTD Wagoner (Tulsa market), since they moved Que Buena to 1270; various references including wikipedia and radio-locator still show that on 1530, and ESPN Deportes does not seem to have any affiliate list. Tunein.com lists it as sports talk, along with some definite ESPN Deportes stations elsewhere,
    http://tunein.com/radio/KXTD-1530-s26570/
    but says KXTD has no stream. New NRC AM Log shows it with Spanish religion. Which is it, Bruce? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

    ** U S A. 790, Aug 29 at 1232 UT, River City Casino ad, ``Cardinals
    Report`` summarizing last nite`s BB game, report on ``extreme
    commuting``, 1234 River View Resort ad. That casino is in St. Louis.
    There are several resorts by that name, like Maine and Massachusetts,
    but I`ll go with the one near Eureka Springs AR, so this is KURM in
    Rogers AR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 840, August 16 around 1115 UT, guy talking about stories in
    Hindu scripture that strongly resemble an atomic explosion thousands
    of years ago, and how Robert Oppenheimer, father of the A-bomb,
    frequently referred to them; shivering Shiva! Sounds like Coast-to-
    Coast fare.

    WHAS would normally be the dominant signal at night but it`s well
    after sunrise there and surely would not be running C2C after 7 am EDT
    (It is on the C2C affiliate list at 1-5 am EDT, ending at 1000 UT).
    Also looped more E/W than would fit for WHAS. Could it be KXNT Las
    Vegas NV?

    Yes, the two 840 affiliates on C2C site are WHAS and KXNT. C2C is on
    KXNT schedule weekdays 12-5 am PDT = 07-12 UT, per
    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/kxnt-programming-schedule/
    I had not realized it`s a CBS O&O station, no less so than WCBS or
    WBBM. Trouble is, KXNT day and night patterns are supposed to have
    only a tiny lobe to the east, with major lobes to the north and SSW,
    50 kW day and 25 kW night. Weak but steady signal, no QRM, and still
    in at 1135 when Coast to Coast AM was mentioned.

    BTW, I`m still hoping to hear KDWN 720 again, but have not since many
    mornings in Oct 2010, when they were switching to day pattern an hour
    too early. Maybe this year (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 840, Aug 28 at 1159 UT, tune in just in time for air
    conditioner ad from theyesman.com, I thought, but Googling leads
    instead to http://www.theyesmancan.com/ in Las Vegas NV --- and
    hurried legal ID for ``Newsradio 100.5, KXNT-FM`` and 840, plus some
    other frequencies, translators?, bong and into CBS news from this
    network-owned station.

    (W9WI.com shows KXNT-FM on 100.5 is really licensed to Henderson, 100
    kW at 357 meters, format ``soft adcon`` [what`s that?], so it`s
    another victim of the migration of AM formats to FM. Plus they have an
    application to move to another site with higher AAT, 459 meters, and
    much lower power, 5.6 kW.)

    Weak but steady signal, and no sign of KTIC or WHAS nor anything else
    on 840. Both day and night patterns of KXNT are supposed to have a
    deep null toward the east, except for a very tiny lobe. Recently heard
    them earlier in the 11 UT hour with `Coast to Coast` on delayed PDT
    feed. I do think their pattern is out of whack, so a good bet for rare
    Nevada, eastwards. Fading out by 1205. Today`s Enid LSR was 1200 UT.
    Checked 720 for KDWN at 1203 UT, but it must be in whack, nothing
    heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1632, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    840, Aug 29 at 1159 UT, 24 hours after yesterday`s log, KXNT is in
    again at weak and steady level with a different ad, ID primarily for
    KXNT-FM, Newsradio 100.5, then 840, and also mentions HD, but could
    not catch whether referring to AM or FM. NRC AM Log of last year does
    list 840 as IBOC; CBS is a diehard supporter of this failed
    technology.

    Note: city of license of KXNT (AM) is North Las Vegas NV, not merely
    Las Vegas. Could help minimize confusion with original Las Vegas in
    NM, which has no North. This time held up a bit later after CBS
    network news on hour; 1208 introducing more news with substitute
    anchors, all the stories previewed being national, nothing about
    LV/NV, so is this local origination or does CBS have a continuous
    national radio newsfeed available to its own stations? KXNT could
    simulcast KNX Los Angeles; note the similarity in calls. Note also the
    happy coincidence that the heritage KNX calls came about long before
    the all-nx format.

    ** U S A. 840, Aug 31 at 1159 UT, KXNT North Las Vegas NV heard again despite nominal pattern, with ID for FM 100.5, 840, HD on 840, HD-1 on 100.5. Does that mean they also have an HD-2 on FM with something else? Into CBS news. Weak but steady; we`ll see if anything change in September reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also 870

    ** U S A. 840, Sept 6 at 1208 UT, checking whether I can still hear KXNT Las Vegas NV in September as I was in August around this time. No, instead it`s an adstring including McDonalds, Cornly(?) Iron, 402 area code, ``the 840-pound radio gorilla of the Midwest, 840-Country``, 1210 joining the Rural Radio Network for AgNews. So it`s KTIC, West Point, Nebraska, 5 kW daytimer. NRC AM Log says nothing about gorillas, just the rather staid ``Information Center`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 860, Aug 31 at 1210 UT, ending `CBS World News Roundup`, glad this still exists, as seldom encountered, expanded morning newscast not even on CBS` own KXNT 840 just tuned; over to local news from the KOAM-TV Newsroom, references to ``the four states``, but not corners. KKOW Pittsburg KS, which used to be KOAM radio, the letters standing for each of the four states; really a regular audible all day on GW (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 870, August 29 at 1200 UT I am hearing Mexican music, no NA, 1201 quick legal ID mentioning Las Vegas. Call letters were pronounced in English but could not copy them. Listed as KLSQ, city of license
    really Whitney NV. That was easy; heard this last year and it was
    tough to get a definite ID vs other SS such as from The Metroplex.
    Supposed to be 5 kW day, 430 watts nite, and it`s certainly night at 5
    am local PDT (really 4 am PST). FCC shows non-direxional daytime;
    nighttime with major lobe to NW, minor lobe at 85 degrees, which means
    even less than 430 watts OKward if really on nite facilities, which I
    seriously doubt. This was just after relogging neighbor 840 KXNT North
    Las Vegas, also suspected out of whack but with much more power to
    start with. Too late to be hearing WWL`s continuous Isaac coverage;
    and where`s XETAR? See MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1632,
    DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 910, Sept 4 at 0520 UT, just as I tune in, mentions South Dakota lottery, ID as ``KJJQ, The Ranch, AM 910`` --- i.e., 500 watt station whose COL is Volga, address in Brookings. Any Russian ranch music? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. Haven`t heard 50 kW KXEN 1010 Festus lately? Here`s why (gh)

    FCC Actions: 1010 KXEN MO St. Louis – Licensed for U4 50000/500, KXEN
    has a CP for U4 50000/420. This action temporarily moves their
    transmission to Tower #2 of the WGNU-920 transmitter site located 1.16
    km east of the KXEN site with U1 350/125.

    The land on which KXEN’s towers are located is being sold and the new
    owners have indicated that the land will be used for commercial,
    rather than as a broadcast tower site. The temporary facilities will
    be in force until KXEN finds a new tower site and the facility can be
    built (Bill Hale, NRC DX News Aug 13 via DXLD)

    1010, August 29 at 1225 UT, several St. Louis ads with 314-AC phones,
    call 511 for safe digging, 1230 ``KXEN, St. Louis` good news station,
    joining you in prayer`` (huh??), and into a revival show from
    Connecticut, live? At least mentioned today`s date.

    I was looking for KXEN after reading this in the latest NRC DX News:
    [as above]

    The KXEN website http://www.kxen1010am.com says nothing about this,
    still claiming 50 kW daytime coverage, with maps! Can`t find a program
    schedule to check name of the 7:30 am show. FCC AM Query, besides the
    originally licensed 50/0.5 kW facilities and a new 50 kW CP, also
    shows a CP for 420 watts at night, and applications only for 350 watts
    day, 125 watts night, but apparently the latter are already in use
    now.

    So I was really not expecting to hear KXEN this well, if at all. Poor
    signal but atop the QRM at the moment. Note: the WGNU site is in
    Illinois, near Granite City, as are the old and proposed KXEN sites
    nearby (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1632, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1010, Sept 5 at 1215 UT, station break between gospel huxters, ``We are 10-10 AM, KXEN, good news for Saint Louis``. Sufficient signal I find hard to believe is the alleged temporary 350 watt transmitter at WGNU in Illinois. Makes 6 bars on the DX-398 signal meter; what about 50 kW KMOX at same time? Also 6 bars! But must have been in a fade, since the latter soon increases to 8 bars. But then a portion of its power is wasted on the IBOC sidebands. I wonder how the groundwave strength of KXEN seems in the St Louis area now. Could be the temporary antenna setup favors skywave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1030, August 29 at 1225 UT, ``Newstalk 1030, KFAY``, WSJ
    report on higher fuel economy standards to be blamed on Obama. KFAY:
    as in Fayetteville, Arkansas, tho COL is Farmington. Official August
    LSR is 1130 UT; September, 1200. 10 kW day pattern is close to ND, but
    with more to the SW and plenty to the west. So it was still
    propagating almost an hour later, and a semihour after our sunrise
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1030, Sept 4 at 1219 UT, ``1030, The Light``, gospel music, NE/SW, CCI. KCWJ, COL Blue Springs MO, address Independence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1050, Aug 31 at 1218 UT from NE/SW, KSIS IDs in passing during local news, interview about United Way fundraising, http://spcuw.org which I find stands for Sedalia-Pettis County; 1221 on to sports sponsored by River City Casino (St. Louis). Yes, KSIS is 1 kW in Sedalia MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1250, Sept 6 at 1212 UT, dead air for at least a minute. No doubt it`s the usual dominant SRS signal, KYYS Kansas City KS, La Equis, la Super-Estación. By 1225 or so recheck, modulating Mexican music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1260, Aug 24 at 1215 UT, ``104.1 Newstalk, Springfield``,
    i.e. KSGF in Missouri (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1270, Aug 16 at 1200 UT, Univisión America mention,
    apparently affiliated now with that new radio network; and logged
    legal ID with letters pronounced in English, ``KFJZ, Fort Worth-
    Dallas`` ---- except it`s really KFLC; I must have been subconsciously
    expecting to hear the legacy calls which are now on 870 in same The
    Metroplex market. On to ``En Tránsito`` = traffic report (Glenn
    Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also MEXICO: 630

    ** U S A. 1270, Sept 4 at 1222 UT, Spanish news from Univisión América; hard to DF but atop other Spanish; surely it`s KFLC Fort Worth, a new format/affiliation with this new radio network. Still in at 1247 UT with Dallas traffic report in Spanish ``para Univisión América``, tho I seriously doubt the entire network is concerned with Metroplex transit; so KFLC gets to use the brand for local origination. New NRC AM Log correctly has it with ``Ua``. See OKLAHOMA for the understation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1300, Aug 30 at 1240 UT, Home Depot and Cole`s (sp?) ads, but no local references, CDT TC, ID in passing as KICN and KVRL (??); definitely N/S, so not Tulsa, skywave still in 38 minutes after Enid LSR. Searching NRC AM Log and FCC Query, the only fit is KBRL in McCook NE, which is under same ownership, Armada Media, as KICX-FM 96.1 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1330, August 29 at 1219 UT, ``Jail House Rock`` ending, 7:20
    TC, ad for Hearing West Texas in Odessa and numerous other towns; KCKM
    Monahans, a regular on SRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1330, Sept 5 at 1236 UT, West Texas oil drilling news with locations, per-barrel prices, ``from the KCKM news desk, the West Texas powerhouse``, back to music. Easily overcomes KNSS Wichita at SRS. So this Monahans station still exists in English, despite once-related KCKN 1020 Roswell NM 50 kW flipping to 24/7 Radiovisión Cristiana a few days ago // 1330 in New York, Dominican Republic, elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1350, Aug 31 at 1224 UT, Spanish news about Isaac-caused evacuations, sounds like a US station, NE/SW. Looks like it has to be really from SSW, KCOR San Antonio TX, per new NRC AM Log, 5 kW with talk format, as the only other SS around here is eastward, KZTD Cabot AR (Little Rock), Fiesta Mexicana. Highly recommended, NRC AM Log ordering info; best time to get it is right now, hot off the press:
    http://www.nrcdxas.org/catalog/books/index1.html#ARL
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1420, Sept 4 at 1227 UT mentions ``Talk JC``, which NRC AM Log neatly IDs for me as KJCK ``The Talk of JC``, Junxion City KS, 1000/500 watts (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1430, Aug 31 at 1227 UT, as I tune in, immediate ID as ``KZQZ Golden Oldies``, Everly Brothers, and soon fading. I.e. what used to be WIL, St Louis MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1440, Sept 3 at 1216 UT, huge signal but just barely modulated with gospel huxter screaming in Spanish about demonios. Still R5 considering the strength, no doubt from 50 kW KTNO Radio Luz, University Park (=Dallas) TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1440, Sept 5 at 1225 UT, once again dead air on large carrier; a minute later at 1226 finally wakes up to play outro of previous preaching program with normal modulation level, ID as 1440 AM y 102.5 FM, i.e. Radio Luz, 50 kW KTNO University Park (Dallas) TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1450, Aug 30 at 1244 UT, atop the graveyard jumble is ``1450 KOKL`` (?), into music. Must really be KOKO Warrensburg MO, which has an oldies format known as ``Co-Co``, per NRC AM Log 2011 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1460, Aug 24 at 1232 UT, Gregorian-chantish music briefly;
    is there a Catholic station here now? Can`t find any leads in last
    year`s NRC AM Log. {overlooked KHOJ St. Charles MO, EWTN} Might have
    gone with KBRZ Missouri City/Houston TX, ``ethnic`` but their website
    http://kbrzradio.com/5.html
    shows: ``MONDAY-SUNDAY 24 HOUR A DAY!!!!!! SANGEET RADIO Variety
    program for the South Asian community http://www.sangeetradio.com ``

    When I tuned back a minute later, music was gone, but copied tentative
    ID in passing, maybe different outlet, as ``1460 KFNO``. Make that
    KXNO Des Moines IA, sports format, rather than KENO Las Vegas NV, also
    sports (not including keno?). Volatile propagation post-sunrise (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1460, Aug 31 at 1228 UT, Catholic promo E/W-ish, 1230 priest into long tale of his experiences elk-hunting with a bow & arrow in north central Idaho. (WWJD?) Only EWTN around here is KHOJ St. Charles MO, 5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) And my previous unID

    ** U S A. 1460, Aug 31 at 1230 UT, in N/S null of KHOJ MO, is a station with two ESPN frequencies, the other one being 1550 in Cozad. I.e., KICS really in Hastings NE, while 1460 itself is KXPN in Kearney, 5 kW. It`s rather strange that a semihour after sunrise here I am not getting anything in Spanish from nearest 1460, KZUE El Reno OK, which occupies the frequency by daytime groundwave. Not sure how Cozad really figures in the duoply, as Cozad is as far west of Kearney along the Platte, as Hastings is eastward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1480, Aug 24 at 1233 UT, still no sign of reactivated
    Metroplex TX station to be known as KBXD; more construxion delays?
    Only KQAM Wichita advertising Kansas State Fair; 1440 Metroplex
    Spanish was still skywaving in so should have heard KBXD if on (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1510, Sept 5 at 1923 UT, I am driving about 10 miles north of Enid to release a trapped squirrel who thinx he owns our pecans; they are not even ready for human harvest yet, but he and his relatives have scattered green pecan debris all over the ground.

    On 1510 I have a weak signal with Mexican music, and it improves slightly as I get further from the KOKC 1520 splash (which fortunately is mostly talk now). The ubiquitous SHVA appears frequently, can`t get a definite ID, but ``15-10 AM, sólo música`` and may have mentioned ``Fiesta``. This sounds familiar, and I find an old report of this from 2010y!:

    ``UNIDENTIFIED. 1510, on caradio in the south side of Enid, at 1852 UT
    Nov 1 beneath the splash from KOKC 1520 I am hearing bits of Mexican
    music. The closest 1510 is 1 kW KNNS Larned KS, near Great Bend,
    listed in NRC AM Log 2010 as sports/ESPN format.

    Of the seven Texans on 1510, three of them have a Mexican or Tejano
    format, mostly in the south except for KSTV Stephenville, between Fort
    Worth and Abilene, but really too far from here for groundwave. Then
    there`s 10 kW KCTE Independence MO, but it`s another sportstalker.

    Google search on KNNS to the Wiki page inserts this: ``Template:
    Infobox Radio station - this station is no longer broadcasting as of
    early October 2010`` but unseen on the Wikipedia page itself (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST 10-44) And heard more traces of it since (see also earlier DXLD 10-15 where Royals BB in English was on 1510)``

    I would have written almost the same thing now. The new 2012 NRC AM Log still shows KNNS as ESPN, so apparently this 2-year old flip has gone unnoticed except by me. KSTV is at least twice as far from here as KNNS, and full-day groundwave on 1510 from that far into Texas is not to be expected, even tho KSTV is listed as ``Fiesta AM``. BTW, Larnèd has two syllables, darn it. BTW2, KCTE 1510 sportstalk in English doesn`t make it here in the daytime from the Kansas City area, but with skywave it`s still audibly hetting off-frequency.

    Now Wikipedia has been updated to confirm this: ``KNNS 1510AM is a regional Mexican station in Larned, Kansas, near Great Bend. The Regional Mexican format began in October 2010; before that, it was an affiliate of ESPN Radio from the spring of 2008 to 2010; before ESPN, it was an oldies station with the slogan "Music you remember." Before it was an oldies station, it was a general talk radio outlet``. And the callsign harkens back to ``news``, not to be confused with KNSS 1330 in Wichita.

    And now KNNS has own website:
    http://www.lacaliente1510.com/
    including the ``sólo música`` slogan I heard, says it started 15 October 2010, and streams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1540, Aug 30 at 1245 UT, death notices for various Iowa towns, outro as ``today`s funeral announcements``. So it`s KXEL Waterloo. Not too many 50 kW stations do this, I expect, but KXEL will, since it has sponsorship by a mortuary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1560, Aug 31 at 0505 UT, orchestral hymn, fast SAH, 0506 Family Radio with Bible reading; not // to Enid translator on 88.3 with music. 1560 must be KKAA Aberdeen SD, 10 kW day and night, heard before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1600, Aug 16 at 1203 UT, I am tuning down the MW band again,
    looking for Mexican NAs on sunrise skip which would lead to full IDs.
    But at 1203 I hear a military band with an unfamiliar anthem, some
    border state? Ha, followed by ``Good Morning, Vietnam`` twice in
    English by Williams/Cronauer, and into Vietnamese language. So it`s
    just KRVA in The Metroplex TX, a regular here while skip is in, and
    that must have been the South Vietnamese ex-NA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
    LISTENING DIGEST)

    ** U S A. 1650, Aug 24 at 1217, looking for KYHN Fort Smith AR, which
    DX MidAmerica reported to be back on the air as of Aug 17 (NRC AM Log
    says it was silent since April 2008; IIRC their transmitter site {in
    Oklahoma!} was flooded or somehow damaged) --- but, no sign of it in
    KFXY 1640 null, just KCNZ Cedar Falls IA with local sports talk,
    mentions Waterloo, etc. Cross-promotion for a game on `Cruisin` 1250`
    i.e. KDNZ, which must no longer be Spanish as in last year`s NRC AM
    Log? Yes, see http://www.cruisin1250.com/ --- now ``real oldies``. Or
    has the call changed too? Yes, per FCC, now it`s KCFI which makes a
    lot more sense (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Nor heard
    any sign of KYHN on several further day and nite chex (gh, DXLD)

    ** U S A. 1650, Sept 4 at 1234 UT, ``you`re listening to Radio Iowa``, weak and barely caught before local 1640 KFXY resumes gospel music splash. Still no sign of KYHN Fort Smith AR (OK site), which allegedly reactivated on 1650. So it was still KCNZ Cedar Falls. Is ``Radio Iowa`` a state network rather than KCNZ`s own slogan? There is an Iowa Radio Network in the NRC AM Log, but not applied to KCNZ.

    Here`s the Radio Iowa affiliate list, not updated for a year:
    http://www.radioiowa.com/radio-stations/
    including KCNZ listed as Waterloo/Cedar Falls; it`s for news.

    It seems the Iowa Radio Network is something else, a Clear Channel product originating with WHO, and with fewer affiliates:
    http://iowaradionetwork.com/
    Besides WHO, they hardly need any affiliates elsewhere in Iowa
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    ===========

    UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Aug 24 at 1204 UT, joint ID ``93.5 and AM 930``,
    thought for sure I had KCCC Carlsbad NM, nicely in null of WKY open
    carrier! But can`t match that FM frequency to it. Wish I could
    decipher a slogan I scrawled a few minutes after upwaking! Maybe it
    was KDET Center TX (near Shreveport), which has an FM on 92.5 (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1110, Aug 28 at 0507 UT, as KFAB is opening `Coast to
    Coast`, quite a SAH is pumping from an open carrier, measuring
    280/minute = 4 and 2/3 Hz, most obvious with KFAB nulled. There are
    several stations SE of here, many of them daytimers, none to the NW
    until the west coast. After midnight CDT, could be a legal test from a
    daytimer. KTEK Alvin TX has a day pattern aimed right at us.
    MW Offsets doesn`t list any stations in the likely area,
    http://www.myradiobase.de/mediumwave/mwoffset.txt
    but shows KFAB at 1.8 Hz high as of last November:
    1110 1110.0018 USA KFAB (Omaha, NE) [1110.000-] 20111114
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    1110 possibility KVTT Mineral Wells (Fort Worth)? True, the pattern
    looks a little awful towards Enid (David Block, TX, ptswyg via DXLD)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1260, Sept 6 at 1213 UT, weak Mexican music looping NE/SW. At this hour I have a feeling it`s from the USA, not the USM. No Texans listed as such; suspect it`s KDLF Boone, Iowa, 5 kW ``La Reina`` as in NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    UNIDENTIFIED. 1530, Aug 28 at 1212 UT, sports talk about the ``Leones
    Negros``, fading out and in, mentions Veracruz too, and more Mexican
    deportes stuff. Loops WSW/ENE or so, and a weaker SS in the null. The
    Black Lions are the soccer team at the University of Guadalajara.
    Likely national show, as there are only three XEs on 1530, none of
    them in Guadalajara or with likely sportstalk format. Could even be
    KXTD Tulsa/Wagoner OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

    Comment


    • #47
      Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, August 3-September 6, 2012

      All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

      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

      These logs are in frequency order by weekly batches separated by ======

      ** MEXICO. 640, August 13 at 1131 UT, ID for ``Radio Uno, Chihuahua``.
      Nice to hear something else from Chihua2 than XEJUA in Juárez. Cantú:
      ``640 XEHHI Radio Uno Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 10,000 1,000``
      Today`s Enid sunrise is 1148 UT, getting 5-6 minutes later every week
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGETST)

      ** MEXICO. 650, August 13 at 1113, XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa, with
      `Buenos Días, Yarderos` show on ``Radio 65, 106.5`` singing ID. I
      wasn`t sure of that word until I found it on their program schedule
      http://www.chavezradiocast.com/?page_id=395
      for 4-6 am [MDT] with Alberto Guerrero, ``El Fogatero``. I still don`t
      know what a yardero and a fogatero are, nor does my dixionary, nor
      does Google Translate; local slang. Fogatero probably has something to
      do with fire, arsonist? He sets fire to yards? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
      LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 710, Monday August 13 at 1115 UT, XEDP Ciudad Cuauhtémoc
      with that preacher in Low German. At tune in the accent is so strange
      that at first I think he`s switched to some Indian language until I
      start to recognize a few standard German words and my mind lox into
      it; over at 1126 with ``XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc`` SID; and at
      1130, full ID giving priority to their new FM: XHDP 89.7, then XEDP
      710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 830, August 13 at 1121 UT, ID as ``100.9, la nueva estrella
      de Radio Zócalo``, several PSAs and ads, one mentioning Colonia Roma,
      so along with Zócalo I naturally think it`s the DF station, but then
      at 1123 mentions Saltillo with 100.9 promo, and 6:24 TC. Consult
      Cantú:

      Nothing on 830 in Saltillo, Coahuila; but there is La Norteñita XEIK
      in Piedras Negras. And there is a 100.9 in Saltillo listed as XHSA, La
      Reina.

      Grupo Zócalo is not in the DF at all; we find out all about this by
      googling to this story from last October:
      http://noticiasderadiodelmundo.blogs...leo-radio.html

      Says they got two new FM frequencies for Piedras Negras, 96.7 and
      100.9, XHVM and XHIK, to be on the air in six months, in keeping with
      the `migration` from AM to FM. So I am getting XEIK, not turned off
      yet, simulcasting XHIK 100.9. Neither of the new FMs is listed yet in
      Cantú`s Coahuila page under Piedras Negras:
      http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/coahuila/index.htm
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 1140, Aug 9 at 0500 I suspend SW monitoring to try to catch
      a definite ID from XEMR. Initially good dominant signal belying the
      ``nothing to the north`` pattern, music which stops at 0500 with no
      ID, right into Mexican NA, choral multiverse lasting until 0505;
      finally, when it has faded a bit, very quick and hard to copy ID by
      YL, with self-imposed QRMusic, but includes XEMR, 1140-AM, 50
      kilovatios, street address (apparently a mandatory part of legal IDs
      in Mexico), and right back to music. Did not hear ``Radio Esperanza``
      mentioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ======

      ** MEXICO. 570, Aug 16 at 1124 UT, news by M&W alternating, mentions
      Montemorelos, Nuevo León, 6:24 timecheck, also mentions Monterrey.
      No doubt per Cantú it is: ``570 XEBJB Radio 570 Monterrey, N.L. 5,000
      500``, and 630 XEFB was also in, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
      DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 590, Aug 16 at 1127 UT, temp a chilly 13 grados en ``la más
      caliente``, text numbers, romantic music. Prime suspect is XEPH in
      Mexico City, official name La Sabrosita, heard a couple weeks ago with
      non-ID as ``Radio Paco``, presumably the DJ`s nickname. Elsewhere in
      Mexico, there are stations whose prime name is ``La Más Kaliente``
      with a K-. But googling on ``La Mas Caliente`` 590 goes right to XEPH
      as it is one of their sub-slogans. Cool temp also fits for hi-
      elevation Mexico City pre-sunrise.

      Speaking of which, Enid sunrise today was 1151 UT. 1100 is now way too
      early for sunrise skip enhancement, and by 1200 there was little from
      Mexico even on the high end of MW. In less than a biweek, our own
      sunrise will reach 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO [and non]. 630, Aug 16 at 1122 UT, fair XE signal here where
      XEFB Monterrey usually dominates, with promo for some sports event on
      `La Invasora 99.7` but also on XEFB, sibling station; spoken by that
      SHVA = super-hype voice actor, heard on so many Mexican and American
      stations. Also heard him this morning at same time on Fort Worth 1270
      and Kansas City 1250. Wonder who he is; must be earning a mint. Maybe
      there are others super-hyping in the same style (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
      LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 710, Aug 18 at 0600, looking for Mexican NAs, but instead
      hear a different one: since lyric mentions ``chihuahuense`` I am
      confident it is Chihua2`s and therefore the usual dominator XEDP
      Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. A good time to hear the state anthem any night.
      There was also an unusual lo het on the frequency; R. Rebelde
      reverberators were nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 1140, XEMR Monterey on new religious format 0559 2/8, now
      regular. Full Spanish ident 0606 over KYDS [Las Vegas NV] as “XEMR…
      wats de potencia.. Radio Esperanza” (Bryan Clark at Mangawhai
      (Northland), New Zealand with AOR7030+, EWEs to North, Central & South
      America, 100m BOG to NE and Alpha Delta Sloper antennas, Aug NZ DX
      Times via DXLD)

      ** MEXICO. 1560, Aug 19 at 0530 UT, ID ``en Radio Viva``, timecheck
      for 11:30, into a song about salvación. barely atop the pileup of
      signals here, loops rather E/W and wonder if a US station? No,
      Googling leads right to XEJPV in Ciudad Juárez --- which Cantú lists
      as a 1 kW daytimer, but it`s almost midnight!
      1560 XEJPV Radio Viva Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
      IRCA Mexican Log of 2011 however has it as 10 kW day, maybe 1 kW nite;
      WRTH 2012 shows it as 1 kW fulltime
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ========

      ** MEXICO. 560, Aug 25 at 1119 UT, canned promo for FM 93.3, then live
      YL DJ with phone numbers, mentions Zacatecas, music. Weak but clear
      signal; where are all the other Mexican and US stations? Held up past
      1130. Cantú nails it:
      560 XEXZ Lupe + FM 93.3 Zacatecas, Zac. 5,000 1,000
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 700, Aug 25 at 1115 UT, weak but steady and unQRMed signal
      mentioning ``1110 AM, Radio Red``, so it`s the Guadalajara 10 kW
      relay, XEDKR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 710, Aug 25 at 1109 UT, XEDP Ciudad Cuauhtémoc is still
      playing the Chihuahua anthem with male singer; then female sings a
      prayer of some sort; 1111 sign-on or full ID; 1112 right into ranchera
      music, so no Mennonite preacher today Saturday in Low German or
      Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 760, Aug 28 at 1202 UT, full ID in Spanish, but too much
      QRM to get a clue, then plays choral Mexican NA. There are two
      Sonorans and a Chihuahuan in the UT-6 zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
      LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 770, Aug 28 at 1201 UT, `Gloria` song with Spanish lyrix
      from WSW; 1206 ID mentioning ``104.3, Los 40 Principales`` and into
      rock with English lyrix. Thus per Cantú it is again:
      770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
      and again I can`t believe this good signal dominating the frequency on
      sunrise skip can be on night power, tho the Sinaloans pretend it is 6
      am by the local advanced clock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 790, Aug 28 at 1207 UT amid QRM, Spanish talk mentioning
      ``Estados Unidos`` (in a way the Mexicans would, not ourselves), 1208
      choral Mexican NA starts rather late, finished already at 1210,
      mentions Radio Fórmula. Cantú shows:
      790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
      There is another R. Fórmula on 790, but only 250 watts from
      Guadalajara. Sunrise there is 1236, and in La Paz 1302 UT, but this
      loops WSW, and I`m quite sure it`s XENT. Besides, Guadalajara would be
      antheming around 1100 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 870, Aug 29 at 1200 UT the Mexican music I am hearing is
      coming from KLSQ Nevada as IDed a minute later, see USA. Once upon a
      time, XETAR in Chihuahua owned this frequency around local sunrise
      here. That`s presumably what started to make a SAH of about 5 Hz with
      KLSQ at 1204 with bits of the Mexican NA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
      LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 980, Aug 24 at 1203 UT, news and weather originating from
      the DF, loops more west than south, and suspect it`s the IMER station
      I have heard before, per Cantú:
      980 XEFQ La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre, Cananea, Sonora 2,500 500
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX session August 24, UT; LSR Enid at 1157 UT:
      990, Aug 24 at 1202 tune-in, dominant signal from XECL Mexicali giving
      full ID, Rocola. Cantú shows higher nite power!
      990 XECL La Rocola Mexicali, B.C. 1,400 3,000
      I was also getting Mexicali on TV last night, coincidentally?
      (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. Sunrise DX session August 24, UT; LSR Enid at 1157 UT:
      1130 at 1201 UT, I can hear a weak Mexican NA under LA or KS station.
      Presumably at 6 am local, so in the MDT/CST zone, not CDT. That means
      BCS, Sinaloa, Nayarit or Chihuahua. That means one or the other of:
      1130 XELUP Radio Lupita Tepic, Nay. 1,000 D
      1130 XEMOS W Radio + FM 94.1 Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250
      per http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am_1100-1390.htm
      Nayarit is rare here, and Sinaloa common, FWIW
      (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 1140, Aug 28 at 0506 UT after NA, too-quick full ID from
      XEMR, Monterrey, just caught ``Radio Esperanza, emisora manantial, del
      grupo ---``, right into gospel rock praise music. Continues to
      dominate frequency even tho pattern shows all signal goes south (Glenn
      Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ==========

      ** MEXICO. Sunrise-skip DX was a bust on Sept 2, but lotsa on Sept 3, perhaps due to the K-index being 3 at 1200, and SW depressed; today`s Enid LSR = 1205 UT:

      540, Sept 3 at 1159 UT, ``La Ranchera, Chihuahua``, in full ID as a B-M emisora. Chex out here:
      http://www.radiocasasgrandes.com.mx/home7.php
      and in Cantú the only one in the state:
      540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 560, Sept 3 at 1155 UT, 6:55 TC by YL, mentions ``La Triple O``, so I`m hoping there is an XEOOO listed, but not, nor any other triple-letter call. Nor any triple-anything on FM related to 560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 590, Sept 3 at 1157 UT, ID sounds like XETJU, or maybe referred to FM XHTJU. So naturally I figure it`s got to be in Tijuana, but none on 590. Instead Cantú shows:
      590 XECJU La Explosiva Puerto Vallarta, Jal. 10,000 5,000
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 620, Sept 3 at 1204 UT, NA by band, then another anthem: yes, it`s Chihuahua`s with vocal by male, so per Cantú:
      620 XEBU La Norteñita + FM 91.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 650, Sept 1 at 1159 UT, XETNT, Radio 65 ID just as I tune in; a regular from Los Mochis, Sinaloa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 1 at 1205 UT, kept talking about carnitas, and Mercado Morelos. While there are such markets all over Mexico, a previous log of Oct 5 last year with more details correlated that with:
      660 XEACB Radio 660, La Tremenda Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
      However, current Cantú has amended this to:
      660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 3 at 0601 UT, Chihuahua state anthem by tenor and chorus; the keyword to copy is ``chihuahuenses``. So it`s the only 660 in the state, per Cantú:
      660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 680, Sept 1 at 1206 UT, ``Noticias en Punto`` is all I get, but searching on that + 680 leads to (beware of autolaunching audio)
      http://megamediosguasave.org/index.php
      which does have such a newscast at 6-8 am, and another at 1-2 pm MDT, so it is per Cantú:
      680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sinaloa 1,000 500
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 680, Sept 3 at 1206 UT, NA, then ID mentions ``Chihuahua, México``, QRM, so Cantú:
      680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital + FM 92.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 1 at 0226 UT I am trying for KDWN Las Vegas NV, as suggested by Kaz just before local sunset pattern change. I get a good null on WGN, but no KDWN, just Spanish music, and at 0230 fades up for full super-hype ID from XEDE, Saltillo, Coahuila, where it`s 31 degrees at 9:30. Not quite collinear with WGN, so if I try to null XEDE I get WGN again, no KDWN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 730, Sept 3 at 0503 UT, mixture of at least three SS on the radio in the bathroom as I am brushing my teeth, positioned to favor N-S paths, yet I make out a ``La Ke Buena`` slogan mixing with XEHB and W (XEX); then one of them playing NA. Cantú shows Ke Buena is westward and the least of the nine Mexicans now on what was once a clear channel:
      730 XEEBC Ke Buena + FM 97.9 Ensenada, B.C. 1,000 250
      These modern Mexicans don`t know how to spell Qué
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 730, Sept 4 at 0502 UT, ``Ke Buena señal, Radiorama, 107.1 FM y 730 AM, son las once`` dominating frequency, into music; loops SSW.

      We have a mystery here: must be something new. Last night at 0503 I also heard ``La Ke Buena``, and assumed it was XEEBC Ensenada BCN, the only listed Ke Buena on 730. But this TC for 11 pm (if correct) means it has to be in one of only four states now on MDT/CST: Nayarit, Sinaloa, BCS, Chihuahua. Unless it`s relaying a network feed with wrong frequency and time (like R. Fórmula 970). But that would come out of the DF where it`s medianoche.

      That rules out XEEBC in UT-7; also, their FM is on 97.9. Extensive affiliate list for Radiorama
      http://www.radiorama.com.mx/secciones.php?sec_id=32
      Shows that and the only 107.1 is in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, but this goes with AM 680. Radiorama group encompasses many slogans, some appearing in many markets, some unique. Is any `Ke Buena` necessarily a Radiorama brand?

      Cantú, IRCA and WRTH show the only 730s in the UT-6 states are:
      XEHB in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, a regular here and easily IDed with ``Radio Viva Villa``, 50 kW days and probably at night too. And:
      XELBG in Loreto BCS, Radio Gigante, 10 kW daytimer. Nothing on 107.1 in Cantú matches up. Maybe on another night I`ll manage to catch a geographical ID.

      Radiorama makes it a Mexican, but beware: SS could also be a US ``Que Buena``, cf. OKLAHOMA 1270. NRC AM Log shows the *only* US SS on 730 is KSVN, Ogden UT, 66 watts at night, ``La Mexicana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 730, the mystery is solved about where ``Ke Buena`` is coming from. As suggested by Neil Kazaross, IL/WI, it is in fact a new name for XEHB in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, ex-Radio Viva Villa. Rather sorry to find that colorful name in homage to Pancho Villa has been retired (or moved elsewhere?).

      Sept 5 at 1200 UT, expected VG signal on SRS, but no NA is played, just hyper Mexican music. 1201, full ID including ``XEHB-FM, 107.1, 25 kW, Hidalgo del Parral, cadena internacional, Radiorama``. This very recent change is not showing up yet in the listings, notably Cantú, rechecked at 1400 UT. Neil says he`s asked Fred about it.

      Ke Buena is listed there on 700 instead:
      700 XEGD Ke buena + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000
      so we wonder if the formats on 700 and 730 have been swapped? But it`s not that simple as the FM frequency doesn`t match the announced 107.1 heard on 730. And 107.1 is not listed for anything in that city.

      I also check 700 at 1200 UT, and a much weaker signal has a low-key discussion in Spanish, 1203 mentions Coahuila, but that`s all I could get, source unknown. It`s not clear if XEGD and XEHB are jointly owned, lacking weblinx for either in Cantú by-state listings. Martin Foltz, who is compiling the next IRCA Mexican Log, is checking whether the other Ke Buena on 730, in Ensenada BCN, retains that slogan.

      In fact, the only Hidalgo del Parral station in the Radiorama affiliate list is yet another one:
      Hidalgo Del Parral RADIO MIL XEHPC 1000AM
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1633, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 740, Sept 1 at 1158, I am hearing some mariachi music when KRMG Tulsa is nulled, 1159 rewarded by ID for a 25 kW FM en Los Mochis, Sinaloa, and also 740. Cantú shows:
      740 XECW Stereo Vida + FM 96.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000

      A new one here; KRMG 25 kW night pattern has a deep null at 278 degrees, close to us, tho we can always hear it; major night lobes are 245 and 97 degrees. KRMG daytime 50 kW begins at 1200 UT in September, ex-1145 in August (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 750, Sept 3 at 1211 UT, ``750, Éxtasis Digital, Sinaloa``, then choral NA. Cantú:
      750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
      (There is another Éstasis Digital on 750 in Acapulco)
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 750, Sept 5 at 1205 UT, after NA, Chihuahua anthem, no ID but into CV of some official from the steel industry, Horacio Campaña Acosta, must be this guy originally from Sinaloa, matching CV items:
      http://sinaloensesejemplares.com/hor...ampana-acosta/
      Then, president Calderón gobierno federal PSA also mentioning Secretaría de Educación Pública. Relying on Cantú. station must be
      750 XEOH La Jefa + FM 96.1 Cd. Camargo, Chih. 1,000 750

      Altho I see he has now expanded his cross-border listings to include 5 US K-call stations in El Paso del Norte, under Ciudad Juárez, including the one on 750, KAMA, with Univisión América. I assume KAMA has not ``gone Mexican`` to the extent of playing their NA and state anthem; but you never know. Surely there`s no law against a US-licensed station doing so, altho there probably is a law prohibiting Mexicans from playing the Star Spangled Banner or Deep in the Heart of Tejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 760, Sept 3 at 0534 UT, ``la música que te gusta``, 11:34 TC. So it has to be one of these two in the UT-6 zone, per Cantú:
      760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
      760 XEEB La Preciosa + FM 98.5 Cd. Obregón, Son. 5,000 1,000

      Since Antena 760 is a newstalk format, one might lean toward the other; except XEES program schedule
      http://www.antena760.com/programacion.php
      shows they play music overnight and after `La Hora Nacional`
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 780, Sept 4 at 0504 UT, state anthem, but which? underneath WBBM opening `When Radio Was` and the open carrier from KSPI Stillwater OK. Assuming played at local midnite, all 8 Mexicans on 780 are in the UT-5 zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO [and non]. 790, Aug 31 at 1206 UT, choral NA, 1207 sign-on by XENT, Grupo Fórmula in La Paz BCS, also mentions 25 kW on FM 97.5, as in Cantú:
      790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
      More definite than my Aug 28 log; still QRM from news station in English, ad for Springdale Ford, i.e. KURM Rogers, Arkansas again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 790, Sept 4 at 1216 UT, R. Fórmula ID making SAH with US station, presumably XENT again from La Paz BCS, rather than Guadalajara at this hour. I got a late start on SRS today as the bottom of the band had already outfaded; T-storm crashes occasionally on the lower frequencies too from just across the border in Kansas (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 870, Aug 31 at 1201 UT, choral NA, 1202, sign-on ``desde el corazón de la cultura indígena``, alternating Spanish and local language(s), with indigenous music, but XETAR calls pronounced in Spanish only. Same lite SAH circa 5 Hz as heard 48 hours earlier when KLSQ Nevada was dominant. Looking forward to better reception of this interesting daytime station, especially its full sign-on. Cantú:
      870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 870, Sept 4 at 1217 UT, IFE PSA, XETAR ID barely audible, very poor and about to fade out; Guachochi, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 900, Sept 3 at 1208 UT, TC for ``6 y 8 en 106(?)``, so which 900 station in the UT-6 zone has an FM in the 106s? Cantú shows the only one in MDT/CST is:
      900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
      So that trumps the FM connexion presumably misheard: ``Punto tres`` instead of ``ciento seis`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 980, Sept 1 at 1202 UT, live announcer from La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre (Copper City), greeting a new day and a new month, informal slogan ``canal 98``, mentions IMER, 5:03 am, 21 grados, all over music bed. Cantú:
      980 XEFQ La Voz de la Cd. del Cobre Cananea, Sonora 2,500 500
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 1480, Aug 31 at 0507 UT, choral Mexican NA under talk from presumed KQAM Wichita. 0508 segué to soprano with a state anthem, I`ve heard before but can`t remember which one. By announcement at 0510, too much QRM to copy. There are four possibilities in the CDT zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ========

      ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 6 at 0600 UT, full ID from the only Chihuahua 660 station, and then state song. Cantú:
      660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
      The third time I`ve heard it recently without confirming that`s still the ID in the volatile Mexican radio scene (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 680, Sept 6 at 1159 UT, full ID from ``La Mera Jefa``, including: ``93.7 y 680``, ``la radio que manda``, ``Megamedios, Guasave, Sinaloa``, 1201 `Noticias en Punto`. But did not catch any call letters. Cantú shows:
      680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 700, Sept 6 at 1158 UT, Radio Red ID and promo, temp as 14.7 degrees, presumably at the flagship hi-altitude DF station XERED, while 700 is XEDKR in Guadalajara; weak but alone on frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 760, Sept 6 at 1202 UT, full ID for XECSI, Éxtasis Digital, Culiacán, also mentioned an FM, and defined the format as featuring música en inglés. Then played choral NA in Spanish. Cantú:
      750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      ** MEXICO. 770, Sept 6 at 1204 UT, after NA, 2 or 3 funny voices, 1205 mentions ``Cadena 40 Principales``. The only one on 770 per Cantú:
      770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

      Comment


      • #48
        Mostly Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, Sept 7-20, 2012

        All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

        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

        These logs are in frequency order by weekly batches separated by ======

        ** MEXICO. 680, Sept 12 at 1213 UT, string of ads for agricultores, from Guasave, i.e. per Cantú:
        680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 790, Sept 8 at 1206 UT, choral NA ends, ID as R. Fórmula,
        La Paz, Baja California Sur, plus XHNT on 97.5. Cantú:
        790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 830, Sept 8 at 1144 UT, Spanish TC for 5:44, temp 27C =
        81F, loops SW, CCI. Per Cantú the only 830 XE in the UT-6 zone is:
        830 XEVQ Amor + FM 96.9 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 1,000
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 870, Sept 8 at 1158 UT, open carrier is on QRM-free, 1200
        start choral NA; by 1203 native language talk including XETAR ID in
        passing, rustic music. Torn between enjoying their entire exotic
        opening exercises, and logging more SRS DX, opted for latter, as on
        790, 880, 900.

        870, Sept 12 at 1206, after NA promptly at 1200 UT, retune to find
        XETAR Guachochi, Chihuahua in native language and Spanish, mentions e-
        mail address xetar @ cdi.gob.mx

        CDI stands for Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos
        Indígenas; brief mañanitas tune and on to other talk rather than
        birthday greetings.

        Here`s the CDI page about XETAR with photos and live listen link:
        http://www.cdi.gob.mx/index.php?opti...radiodifusoras
        CDI explained in English:
        http://www.cdi.gob.mx/index.php?opti...&Itemid=200011
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 880, Sept 8 at 1201 UT, slow timecheck for 6:58 = almost
        CDT, ID including FM 91.1, federal PSA for SCT (Secretaría de
        Comunicaciones y Transportes which includes equivalent of FCC), then
        full ID for 91.1 with 25,000 vatios, and 880 (sounded more like 800)
        with 10,000, street address in Torreón, Coahuila. Calls went by too
        fast to catch, so refer to Cantú:
        880 XETC Kiuu + FM 91.1 Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LSITENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 900, Sept 8 at 1204 UT, mentions Cuauhtémoc at tune-in,
        XEDT plus 98.3 FM with 25,000 vatios, location in Colonia Centro,
        ``una estación de Cadena Hits``, matching Cantú entry:
        900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
        Cadena Hits is a subset of Multimedios, not even mentioning XEDT:
        http://www.mmradio.com/hitsfm
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 980, Sept 8 at 1216 UT, promo an IMER program Saturday at 9
        am hora del centro [so inconveniently must subtract 2 hours in
        Sonorazona; Arizonora?], then local announcer with 18.7 degree temp on
        8 September. Has to be the only IMER station on 980:
        980 XEFQ La Voz de la Cd. del Cobre Cananea, Son. 2,500 500

        Looking up the IMER website to be sure this 980 be unique,
        http://www.imer.com.mx/index.php?opt...=269&Itemid=91
        I also encounter this disturbing story from Sept 5:
        http://www.rwonline.com/article/mexi...n-track/215294
        Says IMER plans to convert all its AM & FM stations to so-called HD by
        the end of this year! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 990, Sept 8 at 1149 UT, local news including murder victim
        found in a remote area on La Loma, which is an antenna site. I.e.
        Monterrey NL, where Wiki says the local government`s channel 28 is
        located. Temp is 27 already; i.e. XET. Not to be confused with the
        Cerro de la Silla, Monterrey`s major landmark. Hearing Spanish on 990,
        one must be careful to distinguish XET from KFCD in The Metroplex,
        which dominates after Enid sunrise, 1209 UT today before which it was
        only 14 here, refreshingly cool (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
        DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 1040, Sept 12 at 1202 UT choral NA, so I stand by for full
        ID/sign-on at 1204, but fading and only fragments caught: 5-letter
        call, ``para todo el estado de Chihuahua``, 5 mil watts, also 95+ FM.
        Almost matches Cantú listing:
        1040 XEHES Romántica + FM 94.1 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 1050, Sept 9 at 1217 UT, promo for a fútbol show lunes a
        las 2 de la tarde ``aquí en la radio de tu California``, and XED
        mentioned a bit later. I.e. Mexicali BCN. Cantú lists as a 10 kW
        daytimer, (same as XEBCS in La Paz), but IRCA has XED at 10/1 kW, 24
        hours, and WRTH 2012 shows it as 10 kW fulltime. Which of these three
        is correct? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

        ** MEXICO. 620, Sept 17 at 1142 UT, promo news hour at 5 pm, promo ``Conozca Tlaxcala``, which means this is from anywhere else, mentions Cadena RASA, SEP PSA; 1145 back to ``Catálogo de la música que llegó para quedarse`` (music which is here to stay). All this fits only for XENK, Radio 6-20 in México DF as in http://www.620.com.mx/ which includes a coverage map barely reaching Tulancingo. Cantú says site is really San Andrés de la Cañada, Estado de México (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 17 at 1141 UT, mentions of ``radio pública``, Ciudad de México, Radio Ciudadana, IMER, full ID for XEDTL, 50 kW. Tho at night, i.e. now, it`s supposed to be only 1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 710, Sept 19 at 0557 UT, ``Soy Soldado``, the super-patriotic recitation some stations play for whom the belligerent national anthem is not enough, atop English station KGNC or KCMO. No doubt it`s XEDP Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, the usual prime XE on 710 here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 17 at 1157 UT, 6:57 TC by YL DJ, ``La Kaliente``, soon covered by stronger open carrier, see next log. The first one is of course, XEDE in Saltillo, Coahuila, which doesn`t know how to spell ``hot``, supposedly only 250 watts at night, 8 kW days per Cantú, and the main source of QRM to WGN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 17 at *1157 UT, open carrier comes on atop XEDE; 1200:25 XE NA starts, but fading out by 1202 sign-on. It does loop much further west than XEDE; into discussion of riesgos, temor (risks and fear). It must be one of these two per Cantú:
        720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic, as India?]
        720 XEVU Éxtasis Digital + FM 97.1 Mazatlán, Sin. 1,000 500

        XEVU would not be a talk format overall, and XEJCC is a confusing case. Altho Cantú has it on 720 now, IRCA list last year still had it on 1520, but ``moved to 720?``, and the format then was ranchera; XEJCC pertains to Grupo Radio México, and its station list at
        http://www.gradiomex.com/?page_id=6
        still shows: ``XEJCC-AM 1520 Khz. LA 15 20 ROCK VARIADO``
        Wikipedia says: ``Ahora es Adquirida por Grupo Radio México con la frecuencia 720 AM con el nombre Extremo 7-20 y con el formato de Música Pop en Inglés y Español.``

        I had a similar tentative log of XEJCC 720 on Sept 21 of last year. See also USA: KSAH 720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 750, Sept 14 at 0601, in WSB null, XE NA, 0603.5 unfamiliar state anthem until 0607.5, no ID, then a federal PSA extolling something about México, and finally YL ID mentioning ``Éxtasis Digital, 89.5 FM and 750 AM`` (pronounced in ENGLISH!), no call or location heard but that combo leads only per Cantú to:
        750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sinaloa 5,000 250
        differentiating it from the other E.D. on 750, Acapulco whose FM is on 107.5; both supposedly 250 watts at night, and 5 kW day in case they forgot to do something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 750, Sept 19 at 0559 UT weak music in WSB null, 0600 full ID for XHCSI 89.5 y XECSI 750, then choral NA. Cantú:
        750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
        Not bad for 250 vs 50000 watts. Welcome to Sinaloa, Brother (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 790, Sept 13 at 1215 UT, ``Radio Fórmula, 790 La Paz``, promo a L-V programa at 5:30-10 am, 1217 news about Benghazi and Cairo. Cantú:
        790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 870, Sept 15 at 1216, mañanitas long version on and on, no doubt XETAR Guachochi, Chihuahua, as also heard a few minutes earlier in native language; now weak but mostly clear. Sunrise skip from NW Mexico was below average today. Enid LSR: 1214 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 900, Sept 13 at 1208 UT, ``Hits FM 98.3`` from Cuauhtémoc, ``música country``, automated TC for ``seis, ocho``, then C&W song in English. So is this format by definition music only in English? Cantú:
        900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 920, Sept 13 at 1202 UT, Chihuahua anthem, so it can only be this one per Cantú:
        920 XEQD Romance + FM 95.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 1,000 250
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 980, Sept 15 at 1202 UT, temp and time ``5:02 en Cananea, Sonora``, refers to ``radio pública`` more than once, ID in passing as XEFQ. It`s the IMER station whose formal name La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre was not heard today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 980, Sept 18 at 1202 UT, news report on ``digitalization`` of IMER stations in Mexico City being completed, so this must be the IMER station in Cananea, Sonora again, XEFQ. See also 1570 XERF log (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1635, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 1000, Sept 18 at 1204 UT, NA ending and Ciudad Juárez mentioned, making slow SAH with KTOK OKC, nulled as best I could. So it`s the usual XE SRS occupant as in Cantú:
        1000 XEFV La Rancherita Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 1000, Sept 19 at 0559 UT, KTOK OKC is conveniently in dead air, allowing clear ``La Rancherita`` slogan to be heard especially when nulled, before KTOK remodulates just prior to 0600; i.e. XEFV Ciudad Juárez, Chih (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 1040, Sept 17 at 1223 UT: music, poor signal, ``90.1, la número uno``. Cantú shows:
        1040 XEGYS La Primera + FM 90.1 Guaymas, Sonora 5,000 250
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 6185, Sept 17 at 0500, XEPPM music is still playing until cut off abruptly at 0502:40* while carrier stays on a while longer. I soon tune to XEEP on MW 1060:

        1060, Sept 17 at 0504 UT, world news in Spanish, looping N/S with dominant signal, including clips of PBXVI in French from Lebanon at 0507; and later somebody in English soon voice-overed; 0513 Radio Francia Internacional ID in passing. At least on weekdays, R. Educación has long relayed news from RFI at local midnight = 0500 UT, when it used to be simulcast on SW. (Likely recorded several hours earlier as RFI is not known to have any Spanish broadcast itself at 0500) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1635, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES

        ** MEXICO. 1300, Sept 18 at 1217 UT = Enid LSR today, Radio México Noticias, from Ciudad Juárez, also greeting listeners en El Paso, Las Cruces, Univérsity Park, but not Enid. XEP has no problem overriding Tulsa around LSR, more so than other 1220+ stations, with its odd 38 kW daypower, vs 200 watts at night, but I wonder about its direxionality if any. Maybe the pending new NRC Pattern Book will show it. Cantú:
        1300 XEP Radio 13 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 38,000 200
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 1570, Sept 18 at 1219 UT, XERF with glowing report on IMER`s digitalization of its 9 stations in the DF having been completed, lauded even by Pres. Calderón himself`s soundbite (pato cojo hasta el 30 de noviembre). Must be continuation of report started earlier on 980 XEFQ, q.v. They enumerated 94.5, 105.7 and 107.9 but did not hear any other FMs or AMs mentioned specifically. IMER website
        http://www.imer.com.mx/index.php?opt...=269&Itemid=91
        shows only 7 stations in the DF, the others being 660, 710, 1220, 1350, so these are presumably now IBOC too; the ``digital`` system not specified, but AFAIK, DRM lost the battle, and IBOC is already running on a few commercial border stations (FM only?). Previous news was that all IMER stations nationwide would be digital by yearend. This program is from the ``Sistema Nacional de Noticias`` (a.k.a. Antena Radio?). 1570 soon losing out to another SS at 1222, ESPN; See OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1635, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

        ** MEXICO. 560, Sept 20 at 1135 UT, long singing jingle I wish I could have copied, then says ``Lupe 93-3``, salud PSA. So it`s per Cantú:
        560 XEXZ Lupe + FM 93.3 Zacatecas, Zacatecas 5,000 1,000
        Lupe is short for Guadalupe, patron saint, allegedly a virgin, a bit more formal than ``Guada``. Countless Mexican women are named Lupe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 640, Sept 20 at 1132 UT, ID mentions 99.3 FM y 640 AM, on to music in English. With the proliferation of FMs duplicating AMs, there could be more than one matchup, but so far in Cantú, only:
        640 XEHHI Los 40 Principales + FM 99.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua 10,000 1,000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 20 at 1128 UT, a guy speaking slowly and deliberately unlike most SS, apparently a local political commentator, mentions that ex-president ``Gustavo Díaz Ordaz vino a Nuevo León``, i.e. came to NL, implying that he is located there. Still going past 1131, 1138 as QRM is growing. On that flimsy evidence I make it tentatively per Cantú:
        660 XEFZ ABC Radio Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 1,000
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** MEXICO. 760, Sept 20 at 1205 UT, choral NA loops E/W, no full ID follows but ``continuamos con más música en Radio Geny``, i.e.:
        760 XENY Radio Geny Nogales, Sonora 5,000 100
        per Cantú. I bet it is on day power at 5 am. Another SS to the N/S nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        See also UNIDENTIFIEDs 800, 830

        ** MEXICO. 1100, Sept 20 at 1155 UT, YL DJ in Spanish, NE/SW; 1157 fades down just in time for SHVA full ID at 1200 with phone numbers; 1210 I catch YL DJ with a 5:10 timecheck, so it`s in the UT -7 zone. Since the Arizonan is not Spanish, that leaves only this in Cantú:
        1100 XENAS Unica + FM 95.5 Navojoa, Sonora 1,000 500
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Sept 20 at 1207 UT, unreadable ``Donald Duck`` distorted modulation can be heard mixing with KQCV OKC and XEROK CiJz. Best DF I can get on it is SSW/NNE. Presumed Mexican which has been this way for months, altho I can`t even recognize it as Spanish. Based on direxion and proximity, the two most likely culprits are per Cantú:
        800 XEZR La Traviesa Zaragoza, Coah. 2,000 2,000
        800 XEDD La Tremenda Montemorelos, N.L. 10,000 2,500
        As I say every time I hear this, without response, someone in south Texas should be able to pinpoint this mess by groundwave in daytime. Note that there is only one Texan on 800 even in the daytime, KDDD way up in the NW corner at Dumas, which is now Spanish, the Ding-Dong Daddy; how would that translate? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        UNIDENTIFIED. 830, Sept 20 at 1123 UT I make out one word vs WCCO QRM, ``Consentida``. Since that is often a station name or nickname I hope to find a Mexican in the lists, but not in IRCA, Cantú or WRTH. (WCCO has Charles Osgood endorsing stamps.com; come on!) Searching on ``la consentida 830`` leads to one old blog post from 2005y referring to that as in Mexico City. Now the M.C. station on 830 is XEITF, Radio Capital. Too flimsy a connexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        UNIDENTIFIED. 780, Sept 19 at 0603, WBBM in a fade so without nulling it I hear ``es la una, con tres minutos``, with a SAH of about 1 Hz; nulled, KSPI carrier is not on tonight. Must have just missed an ID, somewhere in the CDT zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        UNIDENTIFIED. 970, Sept 15 at 1205 UT choral XE NA ends, but ID tough copy with ACI and CCI; mentioned W, and Éxitos, I think, but W Radio affiliate list at http://www.wradio.com.mx/escucha/emisoras/ includes nothing on this frequency. Per Cantú the only XE with a W in its call is XESW, Radio Madera, La Mera Mera, Cd. Madera, Chih., 5 kW daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        UNIDENTIFIED. Encouraged by Richard Allen`s reports from nearby, I have been looking for TP carriers on MW around sunrise, which was 1213 UT today. Finally Sept 13 at 1154 I have a just barely audible one on 738, which is presumably TAHITI (and which Tim Tromp has heard from as far as Muskegon, Michigan with much better equipment); and at 1156 a JBAC on 774, no doubt NHK Japan; could not detect anything on its usual companions, 828, 747 or lower 9-kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        ** TAHITI. 738, Sept 20 at 1120, JBA carrier looping WSW, likely this which others with greater gain are hearing into deep North America. No signals on the NHK splits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

        Comment


        • #49
          Mostly Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, Sept 21-27, 2012

          All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

          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. 540, Sept 23 at 1210 UT, federal PSAs for Derechos Humanos and vacunas (vaccinations), mentions ranchera and 90.5 FM, YL DJ with cabina phone numbers; loops WSW/ENE, i.e. per Cantú:
          540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 570, Sept 21 at 1153 UT, modern brass band music seems unusual; loops SSW mostly over KLIF, 1154 cut to announcer talking about ``día mundial de la paz`` (which is indeed today), and sports, game times for various Mexican teams including Monterrey, also about European fútbol, and ``fútbol americano en nuestro país`` i.e. as played in Mexico (by college teams?). Probably per Cantú: 570 XEBJB Radio 570 Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 500 --- as the second possibility in Torreón is top-40 musical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 610, Sept 26 at 1202 UT, PSA, ID as Radio [lightning crash] de Coahuila, ad mentioning Sabinas and Nueva Rosita, 7:02 TC. So it`s:
          610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
          per Cantú, not the other Coahuilan:
          610 XESAC Milenio Radio + FM 99.3 Saltillo, Coah. 1,000 900
          Altho link to XEBX website http://www.grdradio.com.mx/laprimera.html now goes to a squatting site, so maybe there has been a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 620, Sept 24 at 0525 UT, rhyming slogan ``ahorita la Norteñita, B-U, 91.7 FM y 620 AM``, i.e. per Cantú:
          620 XEBU La Norteñita + FM 91.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 620, Sept 26 at 1203 UT, NA and then Chihuahua anthem, 1204 full ID as La Norteñita, XHBU 91.7 25 kW, y XEBU 620 10 kW. Cantú:
          620 XEBU La Norteñita + FM 91.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000
          and onward with Noticias Mega-Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 640, Sept 26 at 1203 UT, partial ID mentioning Principales and FM 99.something, which fits only for this in Cantú:
          640 XEHHI Los 40 Principales + FM 99.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 10,000 1,000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 20 at 1128 UT, a guy speaking slowly and deliberately unlike most SS, apparently a local political commentator, mentions that ex-president ``Gustavo Díaz Ordaz vino a Nuevo León``, i.e. came to NL, implying that he is located there. Still going past 1131, 1138 as QRM is growing. On that flimsy evidence I make it tentatively per Cantú:
          660 XEFZ ABC Radio Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 660, Sept 23 at 1208 UT, ``Radio 660 AM, gruporadioalegria.com``, i.e. XEFZ Monterrey NL again, despite Radio 6-60 also being slogan of a Oaxacan; then a familiar Brazilian song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 720, Sept 26 at 1209 UT, mention Radio Centro 10-30, but then ``7-20 Extremo``, and song, i.e. per Cantú:
          720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
          Also CCI from another SS further east, probably XEDE if not KSAH. All these logs marred by lightning crashes from storms further east in OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 730, Sept 21 at 1147 UT, automated TC for 5:47, full ID/promo for La Ke Buena, 107.1 FM y 730 AM, Radiorama Parral, with street address, another TC for 5:48, more K.B. promotion by a child`s voice. The former Radio Viva Villa, as now updated in Cantú:
          730 XEHB Ke buena + FM 107.1 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 50,000 1,000
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 730, Sept 23 at 0508 UT, sports talk in Spanish looping SSW, mentioning el torneo, fútbol mexicano. Instead of usual XEHB heard on this frequency, it`s XEX México DF in its latest format, deportes, as TDW, standing for Televisa Deportes W --- why not TDX? Evidently the prime XEW brand overrides it. Despite all the other Mexicans and Americans allowed on 730 now at night, this one is still allegedly 100 kW non-direxional day and night {but it really doesn`t dominate} (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 750, Sept 25 at 0559 UT, Mexican NA, 0601 on to a state anthem, 0603 no ID but a patriotic Mexican PSA, then 0604 ID as Éxtasis Digital, 89.5 FM y 750 AM; loops NE/SW. So of two E.D.`s on 750, it`s not XEKOK in Acapulco whose FM is on 107.5, but per Cantú:
          750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 760, Sept 21 at 0558 UT, choral NA loops NE/SW and cannot null out KCCV ID from Kansas City. Based on direxion and likelihood that this would be played at local midnight = UT -6 zone, can only be:
          760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
          Per Cantú. FYI, I also consult the IRCA Mexican Log and the WRTH 2012 but only Cantú is online, easy to copy and presumably or at least possibly updatable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 780, Sept 25 at 0504 UT a state anthem is playing, SAH with WBBM mostly nulled; seems to be N-S but too much QRM; 0505 timecheck as 12:05 and full ID, but all I could copy for sure was power of 10,000 vatios. In Cantú that fits for:
          780 XEWGR Exa FM + FM 101.1 Monclova, Coah. 10,000 250
          As who wants to admit their puny night power even at midnight? And the only other 10 kW on his list is a daytimer in Oaxaca, much further and less likely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 830, Sept 21 at 1202, mentioning several AM and FM frequencies, including Piedras Negras, 92.9, Monclova, and a call-letter website which I won`t quote as copied since it doesn`t work.
          It`s the Coahuila cluster as discussed in a previous log, this one:
          830 XEIK La Norteñita Piedras Negras, Coah. 5,000 D
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          See also UNIDENTIFIEDs 800, 830

          ** MEXICO. 860, Sept 25 at 0600, NA is playing. Based solely on the likely presumption that it`s local midnight, i.e. UT-6 zone, of the 14 or 15 stations on 860 in Cantú it`s one or the other of these two:
          860 XEZOL 860 Noticias Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 500
          860 XENW Máxima + FM 103.3 Culiacán, Sin. 1,000 250
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 980, Sept 26 at 1228 UT, IMER promo mentioning FM y AM, which is all we need to easily ID once again XEFQ, La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre, Cananea, Sonora, 2500/500 watts on sunrise skip (LSR Enid = 1223 today) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          ** MEXICO. 1410, Sept 24 at 1211 UT, news about Mexico, TC for 6:11, promo, mentions Angostura in news; loops WSW. Per Cantú the only possibility in UT-6 zone is:
          1410 XECF La Mexicana + 93.3 FM Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 500
          Overcoming the CCI and the 2ACI from local KCRC 1390 is an achievement, with only 500 watts? Maybe it`s officially daytime there, tho not really. And there is a city called Angostura in Sinaloa, tho I am sure there are others. Maybe means ``narrow place`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. 1650, Sept 24 at 1204 UT, romantic music in Spanish, ``la música continúa sin comerciales, en María(??)``. Not at all sure of that name, probably wrong. Seems to be from east-west, but I also need to null local KFXY 1640 which is SSE, so that may be skewed. Could be KSVE El Paso TX, NRC AM Log listed with romántica format; or maybe KXOL Brigham City UT, not the other two US SS stations which are religious. Could DXer Vance in El Paso confirm activity status of KSVE?

          However, it`s hard to imagine such stations announcing proudly as non-commercial. New XEARZ in Mexico City has been doing just that, per reports. As in non-profit, per Cantú: ``1650 XEARZ Zer Radio 5,000 watts. Permisionada (sin fines de lucro) pero parte de Grupo Zer``

          Still no definite logs of that known from north of the border, altho Bryan Clark has heard it (very) south of the border, in New Zealand, August 23 at 0609, 0658, so it is (or was) all-night. Definite logs of KSVE are just as rare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search Sept 25 at 0539, stepping up on the DX-398 at 9 kHz intervals, USB mode slightly detuned to detect same carrier pitches: 549, 558, 693, 936, 1116, 1125, 1197, 1206, 1215. Strongest one was 1206, but when I got back to it, not enough for audio. Then tuning up in LSB mode at 0544: only one audible is 1053. No doubt much better earlier before Euro sunrising (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search Sept 26 at 1156-1200 UT found some: 594, 747, 828, 1044. 747 was briefly strongest; nothing on 738 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

          Comment


          • #50
            A few more:

            ** MEXICO. 800, Sept 27 at 1207 UT, no problem surpassing KQCV OKC when nulled, ``XEROK, Radio Cañón, la estación más potente del norte de México, 50,000 watts``, then opening newscast called ``Calibre 800``, over and over, ``el mejor noticiero de la radio``. Not sure about that name, maybe contraxion of ``canal libre``? which this hardly is, any more.

            As for the name ``Cañón``, not in the sense of canyon, a deep depression in the landscape, but in the sense of blasting in like a cannon. Surely there are some other 50 kW stations in northern Mexico; back when it was 150 kW the claim would have been true, unless XERF was then 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** MEXICO. 880, Sept 27 at 1205 UT, crime news referring to Torreón and sister city Gómez Palacio, ergo per Cantú:
            880 XETC Kiuu + FM 91.1 Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000

            I am still curious where that strange non-Spanish name Kiuu comes from (and which I have yet to hear mentioned on the air). Google translate detects it as a Filipino word but can`t translate it from that. Google itself finds that Kiuu is also a place in Kenya; there is a Facebook.com/Kiuumexico which has just celebrated its first birthday. It has something to do with K-pop as in South Korean music. Related? But I don`t find any mention of XETC there.

            Here`s website of the station along with FM 91.1:
            http://www.kiuu.gremradio.com.mx/
            Logo of a circle with a tail implies it is merely a way of misspelling the letter Q in English so it will be pronounced in Spanish as if it were English. Could be it is also masquerading as a US station with an unofficial K-call (like some Canadians do), so is there a real KIUU in the USA? Not on AM or FM, says FCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            ** MEXICO. 900, Sept 27 at 1218 UT, SEP and IFE PSAs, ``lo mejor de la música country, Hits ---`` (lightning crash), and then a C&W song in English; WSW. So it`s one of my regulars, as in Cantú:
            900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

            Comment


            • #51
              MWDX to Enid OK, Sept 21-27, 2012

              All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only

              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

              These logs are in three sexions, Oklahoma, rest of USA, unidentified, separated by ======= Within each, they are in frequency order

              ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, Sept 23 at 0501 UT, local KGWA is in dead air again, as usual for the midnight news hole, and I do mean hole. So I null it as best as possible, turn up the volume and try to make out what`s under it. ABC News from something, but KGWA blasts back on with a local commercial at 0505 before the understation can ID. NRC AM Log shows KMA Shenandoah IA fits with ABC, but NRC Pattern Book shows only a minor lobe SSW, mostly NNE at night. Also WERC Birmingham AL is ABC, but most of its signal goes SSW with a null toward us (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** OKLAHOMA. 960, Sept 27 at 0500 UT, local KGWA Enid stops modulating right after TOH ID, and continues dead air for 5 minutes instead of any network news. I null and try again to hear something else: there are at least two weak signals, but also combating storm noise tonight. Will keep trying, but trouble is, I will probably hear nothing but network news from the understations before KGWA resumes at 0505, when I could be searching for Mexican national and state anthems at local midnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Sept 25 at 1246 UT, semi-local KOKP Perry is off. Too bad I wasn`t up earlier for some real DX on this frequency. Back on at 1730 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** OKLAHOMA. 1150, Sept 25 at 1253 with KSAL Salina KS nulled, temps around Oklahoma and then forecast for McAlester. It`s KNED, 1 kW nondirexional daytime, but never heard here with KSAL owning frequency. A bit of skywave left is bringing it in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Sept 24 at 1231 UT ``Mid-America Network News`` with report on dangerous zebra mussels found in a Kansas lake; something about Stillwater and other OK items, then weather on ``US Country 1210 KGYN`` Guymon. Seems this is really Mid America Ag Network, which has unnamed stations all over Kansas, some in Nebraska and one in the OK Panhandle, per coverage map:
              http://www.midamericaagnetwork.com/i...d=74&Itemid=78
              (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

              ** U S A. 770, Sept 24 at 1149 UT, well before sunrise, weather and temps around New Mexico on ``770 KKOB``. Weak but steady signal, presumably 230-watt non-direxional relay in Santa Fe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 840, Sept 21 at 1204 UT network news I figure is KXNT NV again, but no, it`s ABC, not CBS, about that GMA TV gal who is getting a bone marrow transplant from her sister, 1205 into local news from KTIC in West Point NE. Similar weak and steady signal with frequency to itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 850, Wed Sept 26 at 1232 UT, Spanish prayer with English accent, then cantor in Catholic mass. Must be the frequency hijacked from Anadarko OK to become KJON, COL Carrollton TX, address in Dallas, of the Guadalupe Radio Network, i.e. Mexi-Catholic. Program schedule
              http://grnonline.info/images/stories...hedule2012.pdf
              shows ``Santa Misa desde la Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles (en vivo)`` Mon-Sat 7-8 am [CT], and a different live mass for a sesquihour on Sundays. Also displays logo of EWTN as an affiliate, and could well be // WEWN on SW, unchecked. Meanwhile, no sign of KOA which should not have faded out just yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 860, Sept 27 at 1233 UT a polka catches my ear. Soon ad for something in Brazilton which apparently sponsors daily polka? And on into CBS News Update about sports. It`s KKOW Pittsburg KS, near Brazilton KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 880, Sept 24 at 1153 UT, series of three program promos on the Tan Talk Radio Network, i.e. KLRG Sheridan (Little Rock) AR, relaying WTAN 1340 in Clearwater, Florida. Website
              http://www.tantalk1340.com/
              conveniently displays the extent of this network at pagetop: ``WTAN-AM 1340 WDCF-AM 1350 WZHR-AM 1400 KLRG-AM 880 TAN TALK RADIO NETWORK``.
              i.e. two other little Florida stations and this big one way off in Arkansas, why? Beware, site autolaunches audio QRMing whatever one is already listening to, how rude; and disregard the encoding openly visible at pagebottom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1010, Sept 26 at 1227, bigsig from preacher in Spanish, no doubt KXXT Tolleson AZ (Phoenix), as previously IDed. He`s explaining that ``barbero`` means brownnose, not barber, which is peluquero. OK. He`s still going past 1235, tho by 1237 I am getting more from MO & UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1010, Sept 26 at 1237 UT, sermon in English begins to take over from Spanish de Arizona. This loops NW/SE so it`s not KXEN but KIHU in Tooele (Salt Lake City) UT; but by 1242 KXEN from the NE, St. Louis MO ex-Festus is dominating, closing a quarter-hour huxter in English, then 314-AC phonumber ad for a Christian bookstore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1020, Sept 23 at 1201 UT, banda music, late ID for ``KMMQ, Omaha-Lincoln, La Nueva``, with the call letters only pronounced in English, altho not required. Making slow SAH with semi-local KOKP Perry OK, nulled. Their official sunrise to 50 kW daypower was 1200, but in October: 1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1030, Sept 21 at 0533 UT, ``Newstalk 1030, KFAY`` promo Bill Cunningham Sunday nights, i.e. Farmington [sic] AR, 1 kW at night, vs. something with gospel music, probably 500-watt KCWJ up in Blue Springs MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1040, Sept 24 at 1157 UT, WHO Des Moines IA catches my ear because they are promoting an upcoming broadcast Friday morning from 500 feet underground at a Martin-Marietta limestone ``mine`` near Ames; no photography or <10-year-olds allowed down there, but y`all come to see the displays on the surface. Gates open at 4:30 am. Sounds like fun! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1060, Sept 21 at 1211 UT, jingle and Spanish ID as KIJN, fast SAH with something. This is the 3-watter in Farwell TX, Panhandle on the NM border, but 10 kW day power should not start until 1230 UT official September FCC sunrise (and 1300 in October). FCC AM Query shows it as a strict daytimer, no night authorization at all, but NRC AM Log also shows a 3-watt pre-sunrise authorization. This is too weak for 10 kW and too strong for 3 watts! Pattern is almost non-direxional with a slight bulge to the NW. IJN obviously derives from ``In Jesus` Name``, (amen!) but I am at a loss for what it could mean on this solely-Spanish station. Ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1090, Sept 27 at 1225 UT, pledge drive with phone 888-447-2425, for which you also get a prayer! Mentions ``Catholic radio``, has 5-day drives in spring and fall to pay most of expenses. Phone traces to KEXS Excelsior Springs MO (and apparently relayed on KPIO 1570 Loveland CO) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1180, Sept 23 at 0459 UT, a signal not suffering from KFAQ 1170 IBOC, so was it off or just in a fade? Stayed with it, hoping for WHAM, but after ads for cupcakes and Ronzo(?) restaurants, ``Sports radio in Omaha, 1180, Zone 2, The Deuce, KZOT, Omaha-Council Bluffs``, into a Yahoo Sports Minute. I guess KZOT stands for Zone Two; what does that allude to? Last I noticed, this was KOIL. FCC Call Sign History shows:
              KZOT 06/04/2012
              KOIL 01/01/2009
              KYDZ 04/22/2003
              KOIL 08/24/1993
              KKAR 01/22/1987
              KNPE 08/15/1984
              So where is the KOIL call now? Back to 1290; make up your mind?
              KOIL 06/04/2012
              KKAR 08/24/1993
              DKOIL 08/24/1993
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1350, Sept 21 at 1214 UT, Spanish sports news about Julio César Chávez, a boxer alleged to have smoked marihuana before his latest fight in Nevada, mentions Univisión América in passing. So sports talk in Spanish isn`t necessarily from ESPN Deportes. Instead of a complete affiliate list, the Emisoras drop-down at http://univisionamerica.univision.com/
              leads only to nine major-market stations, including San Antonio 1350.

              This is surely KCOR San Antonio, 5/5 kW, a legacy station allowed to keep day power at night as long as it shoots most of its signal into the Gulf, vs non-direxional daytime. Official LSR was 1200 UT, to be 1215 in October. No doubt the call originally alluded to corazón, deep in the heart of Texas.

              After battling a sports-talker en inglés at 1217, back up at 1218 with Spanish ad for 99-Cent Stores. I see there are several in San Antonio, undercutting Family Dollar? No, belong to F.D. itself; they know how to market! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1530, Sept 21 at 1220 UT, YL with school lunch menus including Phillipsburg, how local! Some SS sports QRM probably Tulsa at right angle; then ads for Norton, i.e. KQNK Norton KS, ``Your hometown station`` per NRC AM Log. It`s in N Central KS, next to NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1560, Sept 24 at 1201 UT, rare Star Spangled Banner is playing, sounds like a `live` recording from some event, segué to John Wayne (?) reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Are these daily rituals? Bigsig as suspected is just KGOW in Bellaire (Houston) TX, as on into sports talk with 713-AC phone.

              At 46/15 kW, The Game is often reported from deep South America. 9-tower night pattern has one huge lobe at 146 degrees:
              http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...314-108410.pdf

              Only 6 towers employed on day pattern, but it is currently Not Found:
              http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...999-117530.pdf
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              ** U S A. 1660, Sept 21 at 1224 UT, super-hype voice actor (SHVA) exclaiming ``más música``, during which of course, there is less music than if he would just shut up. There he goes again, after the next tune. Also IDs merely as 16-60 AM, which we already know. Loops NW/SE so no doubt KXOL Brigham City UT (for Mitt`s extended Mexican family??). Soon overcome by English ESPN which would be KRZI Waco, with KUDL Kansas City somewhere below them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

              UNIDENTIFIED. 730, Sept 26 at 1213 UT, open carrier with hum again, looping WSW/ENE, but it`s not XEHB in Chihuahua, as 107.1 / 730 Ke Buena was mixing with it at 1215 and gaining ascendancy. So, a domestic about to sign on at 1215 LSR? The closest ones in those direxions would be KWRE in Missouri and KDAZ in NM, but both should already be on the air, night or day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 830, Sept 20 at 1123 UT I make out one word vs WCCO QRM, ``Consentida``. Since that is often a station name or nickname I hope to find a Mexican in the lists, but not in IRCA, Cantú or WRTH. (WCCO has Charles Osgood endorsing stamps.com; come on!) Searching on ``la consentida 830`` leads to one old blog post from 2005y referring to that as in Mexico City. Now the M.C. station on 830 is XEITF, Radio Capital. Too flimsy a connexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              A wild guess on your 830: 830 -- WFNO, Norco (Metarie-New Orleans suburbs), LA. Claims to be Spanish?? Pattern doesn't look too great on Radio Locator, but stranger things have happened. Pretty effectively blocked here by blowtorch WBAP 820, sandwiched on the other side by KJON 850 here in Carrollton. The 800s are a train wreck here, depending on location (820, 850, 870, 890). Dallas is probably too far north to help much with 800, as XEROK is kind of solid here, and then there's WBAP (David R. Block, ptsw yg via DXLD)

              Shux, in this case I didn`t even think of a US station. NRC AM Log does show WFNO 24 hours, 750 watts at night, ``La Raza 830 AM`` (gh)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 24 at 1219 UT around local sunrise here, I get a touchy tight null on groundwave from WKY OKC, to hear another station in Spanish. With WKY minimized, it`s still a battle to pull out this weak signal with Mexican music, but differentiable (this word is not redlined by MSWord), from WKY as long as La Indomable is yakking. 1221 a singing ID, ``Radio ---`` something; losing by 1229. Cantú shows not a single Mexican in the NW part of the country, (but IRCA has XERLA in Santa Rosalía BCS, 1 kW daytimer, but Cantú has it on 940, as does WRTH 2012 with 10/1 kW.)

              So how about US SS stations on 930, from central to west? In NRC AM Log 2012-2013, the only possibility is KHJ Los Ángeles, which OMG, is now ``La Ranchera``. Night pattern is a tangent circle to the SSE, with a little blob opposite, but side null is further north than Enid, so we should get some signal about like this from 5 kW. No sign of KAPR in Douglas AZ as recently heard on SRS, not Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 26 at 1217 UT, weak music, maybe ranchera, in null of WKY OKC while it was yakking, making SAH of approx. 5 Hz. 1229 barely heard I think a partial timecheck, ``son las cinco ---``, but still need definite ID of KHJ Los Ángeles, Alta California (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 27 at 1218 UT just before sunrise here, I am getting closer to a definite ID of KHJ Los Ángeles in null of WKY OC: barely hear a ``La Ranchera`` jingle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 1000, Sept 27 at 1222 UT, in KTOK OKC null, instead of the usual SS inhabitant from Ciudad Juárez, I am hearing a discussion in English of women and religion, making a slow SAH. NRC AM Log possibilities:

              KKIM Albuquerque NM, Christian Talk Radio, non-direxional, 10 kW day but not if it is really running night power of 38 watts or psra of 12.2 watts!

              KCEO Vista CA, EWTN, near San Diego, but it`s 2500/250 direxional south

              WXTN Benton MS, GOS format, 5 kW daytimer, non-direxional. Seems a bit late for that eastward as the sun has just risen here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 1279, Sept 21 at 0537 UT, once again for third time a weak off-frequency carrier making a 1-kHz het with 1280 stations. Loops NE/SW. I`ve yet to see any other reports of this. Based solely on approx. direxion, proximity, some possibilities:

              WBIG Aurora IL
              WGBF Evansville IN
              KCOB Newton IA
              WFYC Alma MI
              WWTC Minneapolis MN
              KDKD Clinton MO
              KYRO Troy MO
              WONW Defiance OH
              KSLI Abilene TX
              KMFR Pearsall TX
              WGLR Lancaster WI
              WNAM Neenah-Menasha WI
              CFMB Montreal QC [far, but 50 kW]
              XEBQ Chihuahua Chih

              {anyhow, it can`t be a Cuban} If not at night when I hear this, people within daytime range could check these out. Of course it could also be one of those top-secret US government tests. It`s not my semi-local KSOK Ark City KS, confirmed at 1525 UT Sept 21 as on-frequency (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              It's not WBIG so you can scratch them off your list. Checked them at 1400 CDT and they are on frequency (Tom Jasinski, Joliet, IL, Sept 21, IRCA via DXLD)

              No trace of a carrier or anything on 1279 here in St. Louis Missouri where all I have IDed in tonight's High School Football frenzy is WBIG Aurora Illinois already known to be on 1280.

              Add WWTC to your list of stations that it isn't, just got an ID from them at 0230 UT behaving nicely on 1280. Sincerely, (Earl Higgins, RX-321 and 15 m end fed wire thing outside St. Louis, Missouri, USA (W 90.32 N 38.65), UT Sept 22, mwdx yg via DXLD)

              The off-frequency station is neither WNAM 1280 out of Wisconsin nor WFYC. They are both daytimers here and both nicely on frequency (Scott, NM8R, IRCA via DXLD)

              Scanning my Perseus SSS recording from UT Sep. 21st, 2012 at 0200 UT, I see no 1 kHz offset carrier on 1280. WNAM is spot-on (Tim Tromp, West Michigan, IRCA via DXLD)

              I looked around 0500 UT here on the west coast and nothing noted as
              well (Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, IRCA via DXLD)

              Nothing here on 1279 at 0531 UT Sept 22 (Sylvain Naud, Portneuf QC, IRCA via DXLD)

              No trace of anything on 1279 has ever been noted on any antenna or any Perseus recording. 73 KAZ 35 miles NW of Chicago Sept 22 irca

              UNIDENTIFIED. 1279, Sept 22 at 0459 UT, no 1-kHz-off-frequency carrier audible tonight, nor heard by several others in diverse parts of North America, looking for it following my last report. Also several confirmations that some of the possibilities I mentioned from local daytime range are not off frequency, I will compile later, but meanwhile please keep checking day and night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              UNIDENTIFIED. 1280: While the last three times I heard it, I was sure it was a carrier on 1279 kHz only, tonight I am just as sure that it`s also on 1281, i.e. instead of an off-frequency station, someone on-frequency with a 1 kHz tone, 0520+ UT Tuesday Sept 25. (So unlikely to be findable in the daytime, but tnx to those who checked). It`s still looping NE/SW of here, pretty weak. It has not been there every night. Hope someone can locate it. 73, (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, on several DX lists, especially MW, and DX LISTENING DIGEST) No replies seen yet

              UNIDENTIFIED. 1650, Sept 24 at 1204 UT, romantic music in Spanish, ``la música continúa sin comerciales, en María(??)``. Not at all sure of that name, probably wrong. Seems to be from east-west, but I also need to null local KFXY 1640 which is SSE, so that may be skewed. Could be KSVE El Paso TX, NRC AM Log listed with romántica format; or maybe KXOL Brigham City UT, not the other two US SS stations which are religious. Could DXer Vance in El Paso confirm activity status of KSVE?

              However, it`s hard to imagine such stations announcing proudly as non-commercial. New XEARZ in Mexico City has been doing just that, per reports. As in non-profit, per Cantú: ``1650 XEARZ Zer Radio 5,000 watts. Permisionada (sin fines de lucro) pero parte de Grupo Zer``

              Still no definite logs of that known from north of the border, altho Bryan Clark has heard it (very) south of the border, in New Zealand, August 23 at 0609, 0658, so it is (or was) all-night. Definite logs of KSVE are just as rare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

              Comment


              • #52
                Mostly Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, September 28-October 4, 2012

                All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

                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, Oct 1 at 0505 UT, CBW Manitoba with ``The Sunday Edition, Round Midnight``, part 2 of a special about Glenn Gould. Sufficient reception at first, but I bail out due to DXing priorities, planning to hear it later on demand:
                http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/
                But no! Streaming of the entire TSE program is now available only within Canada due to music copyright issues! Well, CBW is invading American airspace on 990; how is that really any different? They should put up a wall (or null to protect us from them). On second thought, please don`t (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** CANADA. 1610, Oct 3 at 0616 UT, Spanish briefly overcomes the 1600 KATZIBOC long enough to hear a 416-area code phonumber, i.e. Toronto`s CHHA, 6250 watts day and night, a figure apparently computed as sufficient to overcome Montreal in the local area. Soon faded back into the noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 540, Sept 29 at 0604 UT, NA ends and full ID for XETX, Chihuahua, ``Grupo BM Radio``, poor signal; Cantú: 540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
                (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 600, Oct 1 at 0607 UT, WMT IA is unusually strong with local weather after some news, so I try to null it, and do hear a M&W chat show starting, ``hasta las 5 de la madrugada``. Since I get it OK in the WMT null, it may not be very far west. Of the nine XEs on 600, per Cantú the two most likely here are:
                600 XEDN Wow + FM 101.1 Torreón, Coah. 1,000 1,000
                600 XEMN La Regiomontana Monterrey, N.L. 1,000 500
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 660, Oct 1 at 0428 UT, a couple of mentions of ``aquí en Tampico`` amid the QRM, perhaps a preacher, so I am led to conclude instead of the DF or NL stations, this is per Cantú:
                660 XEAR La Mexicana + FM 101.7 Tampico, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
                Also later heard an FM ID ending in .7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 660, Oct 1 at 0557 UT, Chihuahua anthem, 0558 different music, jingle. The only Chih on 660 is per Cantú:
                660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 680, Oct 3 at 1220 UT, Pollo Loco ad, string of PSAs, ads, some mentioning Sinaloa, 1222 fading. So it is per Cantú:
                680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
                And Pollo Loco exists in Mexico too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 710, Oct 2 at 1232 UT, still a remnant of Spanish as this is only 4 minutes after sunrise now, altho SRS is mostly gone from the lower third of the band. Presumably XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, usually last-out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 710, Oct 3 at 0555, XE NA is already playing, then ``Soy Soldado`` super-militaristic recitation, and 0558 Chihuahua anthem, so obviously XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, usual dominant signal with 100 watts at night? Yeah, sure. However at 0606, open carrier/dead air allowing KCMO to be heard underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO [and non]. 750, Oct 3 at 0559 UT, soft rock in English, dominating channel, where`s WSB? I don`t even have to null it. Then full ToH ID for XHCSI on FM 89.5 and XECSI on 750, Éxtasis Digital, música en inglés, Sinaloa, Radiorama. Then NA at 0602, which was in Spanish (hmm, I wonder if anyone has ever recorded an English version? North Americans might be shocked by the warmongering anti-American lyrix, but then what about the SSB? ``Dime, ¿puedes ver por la luz de la alborada, lo que alabamos tan orgullosamente?``). Anyhow, good work for only 250 watts if we believe:
                750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250, says
                http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am.htm
                0605, WSB starts to fade back in
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 760, Oct 1 at 0555 UT, choral NA is playing early, presumably headstart on local midnight and the only XE in the UT-6 zone per Cantú is:
                760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
                It was from SW and could not null out WJR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 760, Oct 3 at 1223 UT, dominant signal with Chihuahua news about quejas, i.e.:
                760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 770, Oct 1 at 0459 UT, ending ``La Media Hora Estatal``, and ``once en punto`` timecheck. Per Cantú the only XE in the UT-6 zone is:
                770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
                and it looped SW, but 100 watts? Unlikely. Considerable QRM and a bit later someone ran a 5-letter XH### FM ID. This was Sunday night, so would have carried mandatory `La Hora Nacional` at 0300-0400 UT live, apparently not delayed one hour if they followed it with the State Half Hour. Also: 770, Oct 1 at 1229 UT, Sinaloa government PSA, surely XEREV too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 770, Oct 3 at 1223 UT, Dominos.com.mx ad where anyone can dine for only 42 pesos; IFE PSA; copa playstation ad; government PSA for the 62nd legislatura at the Cámara de Diputados and the wonderful things it will accomplish; 1226 ``40 Principales`` jingle, IFE PSA, FM & AM ID but hard to copy with reverb, music, ad for Institute of American English en Sinaloa; 1228 another PSA about Sinaloa. So it`s:
                770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
                Per Cantú.

                You may wonder why I get so many Sinaloa stations in Oclajoma? I suppose the skip distance is favorable, round about one kilomile, and the direxion to the SW rather isolates them from much of the US and rest of Mexico, especially helpful for sunrise skip.

                Distance is also ideal for sporadic-E on VHF TV, but Grupo Pacífico on 2 and 3 already has DTV duplicates on UHF, so analog may not last much longer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 850, Sept 29 at 0547 UT, discussion called `El Mundo del Trabajo`, loops SW and KOA not a problem during momentary fade, but soon resurging. Two possibilities in Cantú:
                850 XEM Milenio Radio + FM 103.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
                850 XEUS Radio Universidad + FM 107.5 Hermosillo, Son. 1,000 200

                I would dearly like it to be the 200-watt XEUS which sesquidecades ago was on SW 6115, but its program grid
                http://www.radio.uson.mx/programacion.html
                indicates rock music at this time, in a widely varied format.

                Milenio doesn`t seem to have a program grid for radio, but it does for TV, which may or may not be providing // soundtrack for radio.
                http://tv.milenio.com/horarios
                Lots of talk shows, but nothing by this name shown now or at any time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 870, Oct 4 at 1217 UT, XETAR, Guachochi, Chihuahua, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, with numerous IDs in passing, ``Espacio 870``, local music and announcements only in Spanish while I listened briefly. Fair and clear signal, no QRM. XETAR is now an oddity with no // FM outlet to announce with priority. I hope they stick with AM!

                Many of the other SRS regulars were in, such as 620, 650 (XETNT), 710, 730, which I don`t always bother to relog unless I capture an interesting detail which might be of ID help later to others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 990, Oct 1 at 0613 UT, choral NA playing at odd time, from southwest, lost to QRM by conclusion at 0615. Assuming it`s a bit late after local midnight in the UT-6 zone, there are only two in Cantú:
                990 XEHZ HZ La Pura Sabrosura + FM 105.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 1,000 250
                990 XEER ER Estéreo Romance + FM 92.9 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 250
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 1110, Oct 2 at 0518 UT, weak but steady signal with YL in Spanish, sermon? Mentions amor. Loops W/WSW, but where`s KFAB Omaha? It`s off the air! Not due to propagation as WHO Des Moines is inbooming on 1040. However, heavy IBOC from unnullable KMOX 1120 in opposite direxion requires offtuning to 1112 for best clarity. 0529 another announcer mentions ``católica de Ciudad Juárez, Radio Guadalupana``, i.e. per Cantú:
                1110 XEWR Radio Guadalupana Cd. Juárez, Chih. 500 D

                Oops! This is midnight, not daytime. Who else thinx it`s a daytimer? WRTH says 1/0.5, so fulltime. IRCA also has 1000 and -500, 24 hours with AC/Oldies format, and misspelt ``Guadeloupana``, a name which certainly implies Catholicism. The minus before the night power indicates ``presumed, suspected or estimated``.

                Without KFAB, I null XEWR and most of the KMOXIBOC and hear another very weak signal seemingly in English. Not many on at night; I would prefer KBND in Oregon to WBT in North Carolina. At 1222 check, KFAB is back on when it counts, and with some CCI, probably KVTT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 1180, Oct 3 at 0536 UT with the Cuban pileup nulled, I hear some weak Spanish music. The only two XEs to the SW in Cantú are:
                1180 XEUBS Radio UABCS La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 D
                1180 XEJK Ke buena + FM 95.3 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500
                And only one of those should be on in the nightmiddle. But as usual, other listings contradict Cantú which is presumably more recent. WRTH 2012 claims XEUBS is 10 kW fulltime, and that the Delicias outlet is ``XEDCH, Romántica 11-80``. The IRCA Log from last year also had XEDCH but 5/0.25 kW, and XEUBS with night power of -1 which means it may be on at night with unknown power. My money is on XEJK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 1300, Oct 2 at 1218 UT, C temp forecasts hour by hour and day by day, ``Radio México Noticias con Alejandro Velasco``, phone numbers in Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, Tejas, break for ads, or rather PSAs. Good dominant signal with 38 kW daypower at SRS; LSR here today will be 1228 UT. Cantú:
                1300 XEP Radio 13 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 38,000 200
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                ** MEXICO. 1550, Sept 28 at 0530 UT after Mexican music, announcement mentions Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México, so it is the expected:
                1550 XENU La Rancherita Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 5,000 250
                per Cantú; as the signal was more or less dominant, I would have assumed more than 250 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                UNIDENTIFIED. 1180, Oct 2 at 0501 UT, 1 kHz tone amid the QRM, looping NW/SE, then goes off. On again at 0523 check. Probably one of the multitude of Cuban jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                Comment


                • #53
                  Domestic MW DX to Enid OK, September 28-October 4, 2012

                  All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only

                  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

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

                  ** CANADA. 990, Oct 1 at 0505 UT, CBW Manitoba with ``The Sunday Edition, Round Midnight``, part 2 of a special about Glenn Gould. Sufficient reception at first, but I bail out due to DXing priorities, planning to hear it later on demand:
                  http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/
                  But no! Streaming of the entire TSE program is now available only within Canada due to music copyright issues! Well, CBW is invading American airspace on 990; how is that really any different? They should put up a wall (or null to protect us from them). On second thought, please don`t (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** CANADA. 1610, Oct 3 at 0616 UT, Spanish briefly overcomes the 1600 KATZIBOC long enough to hear a 416-area code phonumber, i.e. Toronto`s CHHA, 6250 watts day and night, a figure apparently computed as sufficient to overcome Montreal in the local area. Soon faded back into the noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                  ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, Sept 30 at 0500 during local KGWA`s 5 minutes of dead air instead of news, I null it and turn up the volume. I can make out ABC News again, with a slight reverb, so maybe both KMA and WERC, plus something else in the mix. I expect that KMA Shenandoah IA is the dominant one. Need to check other hourtops especially late at night in case KGWA silence itself elsewhen. Obviously no one at the station itself listens to KGWA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 960, KGWA Enid: Oct 2 at 0500 UT it`s modulating some network news, so my fun is over trying to pull other 960s thru the 5-minute open carrier newshole they had been broadcasting for quite some time. Did my recent reports get back to them? I also checked at 0600 Oct 1 and no silence then. But this could happen again, any time depending on misprogramming of automation (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, Oct 4 at 0500 UT, local KGWA Enid defaults to deadair again for a pentaminute instead of midnight network news, noticed at 0503 so I hasten to null it, turn up the volume and try to ID something else. This time there is an interview, but maybe just part of ABC news via KMA; and also some music, possibly Mexican before KGWA remodulates with a local ad blasting on at 0505. Perhaps the holes of silence depend on day of week in the automation programming. Two nights before, UT Tuesday, there was none (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 1000, Oct 2 at 0515 UT, obviously semi-local KTOK OKC, but surprised to hear ``Texas Rangers ESPN Radio Network`` just as a late game vs A`s is ending, QRX for post-game show. Surprised at this as KTOK is normally news/far right talk, but it is indeed on that team`s roster as in the June 30 IRCA DX Monitor. Normally I would rather not log a station at all than have to listen to a stupid ballgame, but this was brief and relatively painless. Spanish in the null, likely usual CiJz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                  ** U S A. Shortly after 0100 UT Oct 4 during the first presidential debate, I tuned across the AM and FM bands, and found the following stations airing the debate; not a complete list, but those with obvious bigsigs vs the TV and computer noise which had not been turned off:

                  KOKC 1520, KRLD-1080, WHO-1040, KMBZ-980 (presumed), WLS-890, WWL-870, KOA-850, WHAS-840, WCCO-830, WBAP-820, WBBM-780, WSB-750, KRMG-740, WGN-720, KCMO-710 (or maybe KGNC). Notable was WLW-700 staying with baseball, and many other stations sticking to whatever format. On FM it was much worse, the *only* one being KOSU 91.7, which thought it important enough to pre-empt its usual ``The Spy`` nonsense after 7 pm. Everyone else stuck to gospel-huxtering, rock or country music, sports, etc.

                  NO US SW stations were found carrying the debate, not even VOA, which had promoted it being on SW, but probably only to Asia in their morning.

                  And I checked the TV networks available on extended basic cable here: NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, PBS, CSPAN 1, CSPAN 2, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Univisión (in squeeze-o-vision, why??), MSNBC. A few others which should have run it did not: BET, Telemundo. I was not watching CNN, but noticed later that they were displaying instant-reaxion metrix at screenbottom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 550, Sept 29 at 0601 UT, ``Farm Radio 550, KFRM`` ID. KFRM Salina KS is a local in the daytime with 5 kW and great ground conductivity, but at night it`s only 110 watts, so hearing it depends on absence of CCI. Night pattern
                  http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...3266-73617.pdf
                  is a blob favoring SW, but ranging from WNW to SSE and we are close to due south. Its daytime coverage map, contour not calibrated, reaches way into Oklahoma past Enid.
                  http://www.kfrm.com/our_station.php
                  I often check their regional AccuWeather radar map which includes most of OK, and certainly Enid:
                  http://www.kfrm.com/weather.php
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 820 et many al., WBAP`s `Red Eye Radio` is not so much pro-trucker as it is anti-Obama, as it took only a minute of listening after 0606 UT Oct 3 to tell. What do you expect, originating from Dallas where so many nex are also red? Dear Mr President, please do not ever consider going on a motorcade there. Or in Oklahoma (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 880, Oct 2 at 1229 UT, Navajo talk and hymn mixed with AR & NE at least, but the language certainly stands out. I.e. KHAC Tse Bonito NM/Window Rock AZ. Whenever I hear this I also check 660 for secular neighbor KTNN, but again today its null is operative and effective, unlike KHAC`s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 920, Oct 2 at 1227 UT, news about a rodeo in Sheridan WY, then about some other sports event involving students in Lamar. So it`s KLMR in the SE corner of CO, which I always look forward to hearing in NW OK on the way to NM, reassuring me I will soon be out of this backward state, at least for a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 940, Oct 2 at 0512 UT, what luck, just as I tune across I hear an ID for WMIX, then a slow song. NRC AM Log shows Mount Vernon IL, 1.5 kW at nite, ``The best music and the best news``, i.e. Nostalgia format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. UNIDENTIFIED. 1000, Sept 28 at 1223 UT, once again with KTOK OKC mostly nulled, I am getting religious discussion in English about relations between husbands & wives; strongly suspect KKIM Albuquerque on 10 kW day power. Makes 88/min SAH = 1.47 Hz. 1010 Spanish preaching from Phoenix also in well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Later: IDed as KKIM:

                  ** U S A. 1000, Sept 30 at 1230 UT, with KTOK OKC nulled as best I can, same station as before making slow SAH like Sept 28 when measured as 1.47 Hz, in English, and now the ID is definite: KKIM, 505-AC phone numbers; 1231 ``KKIM AM & FM, --- radio for New Mexico``. (NRC AM Log fills in the blanx: Christian Talk Radio for NM; FM is 94.7). Like I said with previous log: ``non-direxional, 10 kW day, but not if it is really running night power of 38 watts or psra of 12.2 watts!`` Official FCC sunrise at KKIM for Sept is 1245 UT; from tomorrow in Oct it will be 1315; naaah, why bother, just leave it at 10 kW all the time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A [and non]. MEXICO. 1110, Oct 2 at 0518 UT, weak but steady signal with YL in Spanish, sermon? Mentions amor. Loops W/WSW, but where`s KFAB Omaha? It`s off the air! Not due to propagation as WHO Des Moines is inbooming on 1040. Without KFAB, I null XEWR and most of the KMOXIBOC and hear another very weak signal seemingly in English. Not many on at night; I would prefer KBND in Oregon to WBT in North Carolina. At 1222 check, KFAB is back on when it counts, and with some CCI, probably KVTT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 1210, UT Sunday Sept 30 at 0508, hear deep voice talk // WOAI 1200 and countless others, sub host? Tho not in synch, ergo must be Coast to Coast, and KGYN must be behaving itself tonight.

                  I searched the C2C website and found the only affiliate listed on 1210 is WPHT Philadelphia, which has become a rarity here. Then also discovered that C2C is ``B`` in NRC AM Log coding for networks, where it is also the only B on 1210. Trouble is, on Sundays it supposedly does not start on WPHT until 2 am EDT = 0600+. I try to check http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/ but there is no link to a program schedule, just lots of chaff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  ** U S A. 1630, Sept 30 at 0534 UT, ``16-30, La Jota Mexicana``, makes it thru the QRM, i.e. KRND Fox Farm (Cheyenne) WY. NRC AM Log shows it`s 10/1 kW U1 = non-direxional, and has a CP to become U4 = direxional at night --- but there is now no such CP shown at
                  http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/am...=0&facid=87155
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1030, Sept 30 at 0505 UT, big open carrier with hum, still there and dominating at 0525; loops N-S, so very likely it`s the 50 kW nondirexional daytimer KCTA Corpus Christi TX, testing. There is another 50 kW in Minnesota, WCTS, but it`s direxional north, and also has 1 kW at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1030, Oct 1 at 0442 UT, that strong open carrier with hum is running again, still past 0511. Strongly suspect KCTA, 50 kW daytimer in Corpus Christi TX, as loops N/S. It`s not a legal test if it is on before local midnight. October official SR/SS in CC per FCC are: 1230/2400 UT. I bet the carrier is staying on continuously after 0000. This non-direxional 50 kW signal is a huge insult and impediment to all the other 1030 stations on the continent operating on legal night parameters, e.g. XEQR, KTWO, KFAY, even WBZ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1030 open carrier: Yup, there it is at 0245 UT Oct 2, same hum as before, and still very close to due N/S from here. I`m sure others can hear it from other angles and get a triangulation fix if there is any doubt it is KCTA, 50 kW non-direxional, strictly daytime only with October sign-off required at 2400* (At 0200, Earl Higgins in St Louis MO was also hearing it, ``destroying usually strong WBZ``) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1030, Oct 3 at 0612 UT, presumed KCTA 50 kW daytime open carrier with hum is still rampant. Did not notice it earlier in evening, but probably then too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1030, Oct 4 at 0502 UT, the open carrier with hum from the south is still here, presumed KCTA 50 kW non-direxional daytimer Corpus Christi TX. Maybe they won`t notice until they get the next electric bill. Meanwhile, why don`t the FCC and other 1030 stations operating legally jump on them? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1450, Oct 2 at 1240 UT, announcement by/about a public library with 562- phone exchange. Amazing how many PLs have such a phone, but none I can match up in OK or nearby states (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1650, Sept 30 at 1218 UT, weak signal with romantic music in Spanish, vs. Spanish preacher looping further north. Nothing from Iowa at the moment. I suppose the religion is KBJD Denver, romx is KSVE in El Paso TX per format info, but still no definite ID nor do I see any other reports of it whatsoever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 1650, Oct 2 at 1213 UT, weak romantic music from W/WSW or so, more tantalizing from possible KSVE El Paso. Then I think I hear ``16-50`` in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                  UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 1650, Oct 3 at 0524 UT, Spanish separable from Denver Spanish to the NW, Univisión promo/ad, I think for a TV show rather than radio, 1-900 number and something about texting in Estados Unidos, ``16-50 AM --- [algo] --- sin comerciales``, romantic music. More evidence that it is really KSVE El Paso TX and not XEAZR Mexico City, since Univisión is an American, not Mexican network. But still lacking a firm ID. Lucked into a fade by Iowa, which soon regained dominance, and 0531 ID as ``1650, The Fan, KCNZ`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                  • #54
                    Mostly Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, October 5-11, 2012

                    All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

                    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. 610, Oct 7 at 1214 UT, ``la máxima expresión de la radio en Sabinas, BX!!``, then local time and temp. Cantú:
                    610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 620, Oct 6 at 0604, Mexican NA segué to Chihuahua SA, i.e. XEBU Chihuahua city (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 620, Oct 9 at 1222 UT, ``La Norteñita``, M&W conversation about this station maintaining identity while others have changed format and frequency; loops NE/SW vs an English ESPN station (surely KTAR Phoenix AZ the only possibility; see USA), while Mickey Metroplex is fully nulled. Also mentions a 5 pm event at Parque Palomar. It`s the usual XE dominating 620 here, XEBU in Chihuahua2. At night it has some competition from XENK in the DF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 650, Oct 9 at 0523 UT, `Mundo del Trabajo`, regular program sponsored by labor union (sindicato) is closing, 0524 Radio 65 ID, 11:25 timecheck, on to band music. WSM nulled making fast SAH with XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, the dominant Mexican here on this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 660, Oct 5 at 1203 UT, ``6:03 aquí en La Lupe 98.9`` more IDs and TCs every minute for 6:04 and 6:05 while it was still 1204, ``aquí en Delicias``, local news, then song ``La Nube Gris``. Name change since last year`s IRCA Log, this year`s WRTH; Cantú shows now:
                    660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 710, Oct 6 at 0554 UT, Chihuahua state anthem is already playing, mixing with KCMO, i.e. XEDP Cuauhtémoc (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 5 at 1208 UT, CDT TC, ``Radio Centro 10-30, calidad en su vida`` slogan, i.e. relay of network from DF. It`s not easy to match networks with stations if they are non-owned, and I don`t find any list of affiliates outside Mexico City at http://radiocentro.com.mx/ --- and IRCA Log does not include `GRC` under any 720 listing but then it still had XEJCC on 1520 as `GRM` = Grupo Radio México, different. Fortunately, in my recent Sept 26 log at the same hour, I had matched Radio Centro with Extremo 720, which Cantú says is:
                    720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
                    At 1209, IFE and Cámara de Diputados federal PSAs, 1210 song in English, ``I`ll be Watching You`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 750, Oct 8 at 0602 UT, national anthem, to Sinaloa anthem as WSB is easily nulled; 0607 pro-Mexico PSA; 0608 Éxtasis Digital 89.5 and 750 ID, i.e. per Cantú:
                    750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
                    This is the regular XE heard here on 750, altho there are 8 others, one of which I heard once, XEOH in Chihuahua at SRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 770, Oct 9 at 1229 UT, Sinaloa ad, ``Los 40 Principales`` promo and jingle, FM frequency only heard, but it`s XEREV again from Los Mochis, dominant XE on this frequency, at least after XEACH Monterrey fades out, and no problem from Nuevo México until 1315 in October (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 790, Oct 11 at 1238 UT, Spanish talk mentioning Sabinas, Coahuila, Funerario Martínez, discussing politics; loops SSW. Perhaps they were referring to the theft of the corpse of Heriberto Lazcano, founder of the brutal Los Zetas gang, from a funeral home, but checking several press reports about it, I don`t find the name or even the town where this happened, somewhere in Coahuila. There is a mortuary by that name in Sabinas (and elsewhere), but no Sabinas station on 790.

                    Tentatively this one from direxion and talk format, per Cantú:
                    790 XEGZ Milenio Radio + FM 99.5 Torreón, Coah. 1,000 1,000
                    IRCA Mexican log says that transmitter site is across the state line in twin city Gómez Palacio, Durango (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 830, Oct 5 at 1200 UT, ``iniciamos Radio Zócalo, Saltillo`` news and weather, i.e. as relayed by 5 kW groupie XEIK Piedras Negras, elsewhere in Coahuila (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 1000, Oct 7 at 1203 UT, orchestral NA, then full ID, hard to copy with KTOK OKC QRM incompletely nullable making a slow SAH; but I did catch a ``Chihuahua`` and a ``Rancherita`` which makes it XEFV Ciudad Juárez, ruling out the other Chihuahuan in Parral which I think I have yet to hear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 1010, Oct 10 at 0602 UT, ID amid QRM extracted ``Chihuahua``, ``XETO``, I thought, but must have been this, Cantú:
                    1010 XELO Exa FM + FM 100.9 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
                    And then played NA. XELO of course was the call on CiJz 800 before it became XEROK in deference to cross-border influence, and I don`t mean the 38th parallel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 1030, Oct 10 at 0600 UT, enjoying the respite from KCTA`s hummy open carrier, mainly hearing KTWO Wyoming, but also a Mexican NA. Per Cantú there are two stations in the UT-6 zone where this would be playing at local midnight:
                    1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500
                    1030 XEMPM Exa FM + FM 98.9 Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 1,000
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 5 at 1220 UT, Milenio Radio ID, per Cantú:
                    1090 XEAU Milenio Radio + FM 103.7 Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 500
                    Also CCI from another in Spanish. Would be nice to get XEPRS from BCN, never heard here with its tight NNW/SSE pattern but apparently it is only in English with sports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 1180, Oct 8 at 1227 UT, ``La Ke Buena`` twice between tunes, now definite vs circumstantial as logged Oct 3 at 0536, i.e. per Cantú:
                    1180 XEJK Ke buena + FM 95.3 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500
                    (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    ** MEXICO. 1180, Oct 9 at 1203 UT as I tune in, ``Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua`` probably after NA, and song ``Eres tú, lo que más quiero en la vida``. So it`s XEJK, previously XEDCH. Why in the world would they give up such a perfectly-matched callsign? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Oct 7 at 1218 found a few just barely audible: 738, 747, 774, 828. The last 3 surely the big 300 kW NHK Japan units, and the first, looping further south, Tahiti. Today`s sunrise was 1232 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Oct 5 at 1213 UT, ``Donald Duck`` is back with extremely distorted talk vs clear signals from KQCV OKC and XEROK CiJz, which I think must be either XEZR in Coahuila or XEDD in Nuevo León. Is there no member of any of the clubs where I post this or any of the lists in south Texas or even NE Mexico who could nail down the source of this, easily in daytime? I suppose it could also be a spur from some other frequency, but seems right on 800 and no match in the area. I only hear it around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 980, Oct 5 at 0554 UT, a ~5 Hz SAH between open carrier N/S, and Spanish romantic music E/W, direxions approximate. Suspect the former is KRTX Pasadena etc. TX as heard Aug 2 during this hour with Spanish religion, rather than KMBZ, KC/MO. And the SS most likely an XE rather than a K. IRCA Log shows ROM format on 980 only for XEKE in Navojoa, Sonora, 24 hours irregular, 250 watts night, which would be an interesting catch instead of my usual XEFQ Cananea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                    • #55
                      Domestic MWDX to Enid, OK, October 5-11, 2012

                      All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only

                      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

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

                      ** CANADA. 740, Oct 11 at 0528 UT under KRMG is ``Don`t Sit Under the Apple Tree``, WWII (or WWI?) song, also making a SAH of about 7 Hz. Hard to imagine this being anything but CFZM Toronto, with NOStalgia format. NRC AM Log shows only a few other very weak and very far stations on 740 with that. As if trying to compensate for absence of CFRX from Toronto; never mind CFRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                      ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Friday Oct 5 at 0459, KGWA with traditional ID as ``since 1950, KGWA has been reaching five of the greatest [or was it finest] counties in Oklahoma, KGWA, Enid``. Think small! Then dead air from 0500 to 0505, so another try to ID something else with KGWA carrier nulled as best I can (which also increases the hum level for some reason, even with battery power). This time there are maybe three signals mixing, one with music, others with talk. By 0503 the talk solidifies into ABC News with a reverb, again signifying from two different affiliates, most likely KMA IA and WERC AL. Nothing local copied before KGWA blasts back on at 0505 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA. 960, Oct 6 at 0500 UT, KGWA Enid continues with modulation instead of a 5-minute hole; this was UT Saturday as I am trying to establish a pattern (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Sunday Oct 7 at 0500 is another dead-air day from local KGWA during the midnight news hole. Nulled as best I could, this time there is some Mexican romantic music underneath carrier, 0502 maybe a quick X- ID I can`t catch as QRM de ABC news reverb from two other stations is gaining on it. Suspect XEK Nuevo Laredo as it does not loop very far SW, and not near the KGWA null. I watch the seconds tick away to get the volume turned back down in time. 0505 KGWA blasts back on with local ad starting with countertop bellringing, introducing Metcalf Lawn & Garden (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Monday Oct 8 at 0500 check, local KGWA fails to suspend modulation, with Fox `News` --- so when missing it`s a fox hole! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Tuesday Oct 9 at 0500 is another Fox-hole at KGWA, so another attempt to ID something else with its big carrier a few km away nulled as best I can: ABC News is dominant, probably KMA, and a second before KGWA desk-bell ad blasts back on at 0505, the understation gets out ``partly cloudy skies``. If they would only say the city or call-letters first! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Wed Oct 10 at 0500, KGWA Enid continues modulating; soon I will have two weeks of observations and maybe establish any pattern of which days on, which days off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Thursday Oct 11 is another dead-air day for KGWA Enid at 0500: see U S A for log of something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, Oct 8 at 0556 UT, open carrier from semilocal KOKP Perry. Even so, I can`t pull in KDKA, which I haven`t heard in years. Long before KOKP and others invaded the frequency, KDKA was audible any night here at about a kilomile distance, and I used to enjoy their late-night call-in show {Later: I remember the name now, `Party Line`, but not the names of the M&W (husband & wife) hosts? This must have been in the early 1960s}. KCKN NM isn`t heard either with its deep null toward us and Pittsburgh, which is supposedly 50 kW non-direxional day and night. I wonder if their own signal has degraded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      [but see later USA logs below of KDKA, KCKN?]

                      1020, UT Oct 10 at 0500, KOKP Perry was also revived from previous dead air, so goodbye, KDKA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** OKLAHOMA. 1340, Oct 10 at 1305 UT, promo for `The Rush`, weekdays at 2-6 pm on ``1340 The Game``. NRC DX News has listed hundreds of AM stations which have never been reported to Domestic DX Digests, including KGHM in Oklahoma City, or rather officially now, Midwest City. This one is easy here, on daytime groundwave, but now it`s late enough, a semihour past sunrise, to overcome the graveyard. Was it never reported either under previous identities KOCY, KEBC, etc.?

                      Other unreported Okies on their list will not be so easy, and I`m not sure all of them are currently even on the air: KBEL-1240, KTLQ-1350, KMUS-1380, KALV-1430, KBIX-1490, KMAD-1550, KKUZ-1560, KTAT-1570.

                      Except KALV 1430 Alva, which I can also hear on groundwave, altho it`s tough with its null toward Tulsa, and helps to venture a bit north, south, or west from Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                      ** U S A. 600, Oct 11 at 0523 UT, `Coast to Coast AM` from two stations about one second apart, very annoying. One is certainly the usual WMT Cedar Rapids IA; NRC AM Log shows four other affiliates and so does the C2C website: we can rule out KVNA AZ which is 48 watts at night and doesn`t join in until 0607 UT. Also unlikely is faraway KOGO San Diego. That leaves KCOL in Wellington CO, and WREC in Memphis TN, the latter with a 10x power advantage. KCOL also has a deep null toward us and Memphis, while WREC is a tangent circle to the southwest, but not a full null toward here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 620, Oct 9 at 1222 UT, ESPN station in English is QRMing XEBU (see MEXICO). At this hour, surely nothing but KTAR Phoenix is possible. It`s ND day, but night pattern has a secondary lobe at 28 degrees, null at 83 degrees; Enid is at 72 degrees from KTAR, 1328 km. BTW, KTAR is Mormon-owned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 650, Oct 5 at 0518 UT in WSM null, instead of an XE I am hearing `Coast to Coast`, so which station is a `B` affiliate in the NRC AM Log? The one I suspected, only KGAB Orchard Valley (Cheyenne) WY, 500 watts at night, 3-tower directional northwest with of course null toward Nashville, and only tiny lobe meward. Must be out of whack. On an optimum winter day and if lacking 640 WWLSIBOC, I have heard KGAB`s 8.5 kW non-direxional daytime at some 500 miles, could even be groundwave (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 670, Oct 5 at 0544 UT I happen to null WSCR and hear not only Cuba, but an ID for ``KWXI AM & FM``. Oh oh, KWXI is a 5 kW daytime ONLY non-direxional in Glenwood, Arkansas, per FCC and NRC AM Log 2012, not even a PSSA, but their FM is really K255BH on 98.9 which means programming continues 24 hours, but not supposed to be on AM in the nightmiddle! Glenwood is SW of Little Rock beyond Hot Springs more than halfway to OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 680, Oct 5 at 0545 UT, `Jim Bohannon Show` which is hard to find anywhere around here during 0207-0459 UT live broadcast. Loops NE and must be only known affil on 680, KFEQ St. Joseph MO which starts at 0500 with first repeat. Guest is talking about Iran. Now it`s easy to pick out interesting and/or unduplicated guests, at http://www.jimbohannonshow.com and listen to podcast but not so easy to find the time to do so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 680, Oct 10 at 1320 UT, Tom Jones(?) song, segué to ``Slow Hand`` C&W, how suggestive; loops NNE/SSW, and the groundwave primary here is KFEQ St. Joe MO, but a talker so can`t be this, instead the source of a growing slight SAH. As suspected, the music station is KKYX as IDed with a San Antonio traffic report at 1323; on non-direxional 50 kW day pattern, but it still needs some skywave to get this far this well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 730, Oct 6 at 0516 UT tuneby, ``KKDA, Soul 73`` and music. Surprised to hear this Grand Prairie TX (DFW) 500-watter instead of XEX or some other Mexican, but none of them at least for the moment. KKDA pattern does have a main lobe northward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 730, Oct 11 at 0508 UT, ``Hot Soul in the Summertime, 730 KKDA`` momentarily atop XEX Spanish sports talk, which soon resurged, fast SAH between them. They are apparently unaware that nowhere in the world is it summertime, including Grand Prairie TX: a station on autopilot. Will they still be playing this after December 21 too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 760, Oct 5 at 0549 UT, EAS test is ending, then phone something at 888-964-WABE (or WADE?). Certainly not referring to a callsign on 760. Lookups lead nowhere on either. Then to `Red Eye Radio` coincidentally taking a caller from Ohio listening to WJR, just like I am now in OK. That is not their toll-free number. Not sure if the EAS and RER were from the same station; possible is KCCV Kansas City in the way but with only 200 watts at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 770, Oct 9 at 1328 UT, Albuquerque NM traffic, temperatures, KKOB ID. Official sunrise and switch to non-direxional in October is 1315 UT when I need to hear it pop on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 770, Oct 10 at 1314 UT I am standing by for KKOB to pop onto non-direxional day pattern, and so it does 3 seconds before 1315, official local sunrise in October. Amid talk about ``beautiful day for mass ascension``, info about park & ride locations for the Balloon Fiesta which lasts until October 14 (seems a week later than usual); from Newsradio 770, KKOB, Albuquerque. Weak but steady signal. How many people will be killed this year, and will the KKOB tower in the North Valley near the Fiesta survive without an impact? Parking elsewhere and riding a bus is certainly recommended, as one year my car in the BF site lot was almost hit by a balloon basket landing off-course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 960, Oct 11 at 0500 UT, local KGWA again provides a Fox-hole this UT Thursday, so nulling its strong open carrier, this time there is something besides ABC News from KMA et al., instead some jazz music, and ID in passing sounds like ``WKZG-AM``. Checking NRC AM Log later, the closest match is WABG in Greenwood MS with has a talk/blues format, 500 watts at night. I bet that`s it! FCC AM Query shows its night-only direxional pattern is mainly south but a minor lobe at 285 degrees towards here:
                      http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...8653-80603.pdf
                      (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1020, Oct 9 at 0458 UT I find that semi-local KOKP Perry OK is in open carrier/dead air again, so what else can I hear? My recent remark about not hearing KDKA spurs me to try harder, and by golly I do barely hear it as Jim Bohannon is signing off; and yes, KDKA is the only 1020 station on his affiliate roster. CBS News bong comes 24 seconds late after 0500 UT! 0506 meteorologist from ``Newsradio 1020 KDKA``, 0507 mentions sister station KMOX St. Louis.

                      Meanwhile there is a weaker 1020 signal in Spanish under the KOKP carrier and which I can`t null from KDKA. Can`t really make out the Spanish, but at 0512 the intonation is consistent with a sabelotodo predicador.

                      Suspect this is a remnant from KCKN Roswell NM, now turned over to Radio Visión Cristiana, and which has a deep null toward KDKA and OK. On a flat US map in the Rand McNally atlas, Roswell, Enid and Pittsburgh are right on the same line. Great Circle Distance Calculator shows azimuth from KCKN to KDKA is 62.92 degrees, while KCKN to Enid is 59.73 degrees, so about 3 degrees off the null.

                      FCC AM Query shows Roswell call is still KCKN, but I`ll bet RVC will eventually change it to something more apropos and sell off `KCKN` to the highest-bidding country-format station elsewhere. Hmm, KRVC is now available; at least not assigned to any AM station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1030, Oct 5 at 0505, big open carrier with hum is still rampant, dominates the frequency even when nulled, and DF still points to KCTA Corpus Christi, 50 kW daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      1030, Oct 6 at 0500 UT, open carrier with hum N/S from presumed KCTA Corpus Christi TX 50 kW daytimer is still going; nulling it, at 0503 I hear SRN News, seems like the start of the cast, delayed, instead of mid-break. NRC AM Log 2012 shows KVOI Cortaro AZ (Tucson) is on that net, 1 kW at night, most likely the one, close to right angle from CC. But also SRN on WCTS in MN, and if the 50 kW daytimer in NC happens to be on overnight, WDRU. Earl Higgins in St Louis says the OC was covering WBZ at 0300 Oct 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      1030, Oct 7 at 0506 UT, open carrier with hum is still here, presumed KCTA 50 kW Corpus Christi daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      1030, Oct 8 at 0550 UT, open carrier with hum is still going every night after a sesquiweek at least, looping N/S from here. On ABDX, Steve Ponder in SE Houston says it`s coming from the Corpus Christi area; Kevin Redding in Crump TN, says it`s SW from there, so that makes a fix on KCTA Corpus Christi TX, not anything north of here. Altho there has never been any ID heard, on the basis of this I am moving it out of the UNIDENTIFIED category (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      1030, Oct 9 at 0502 UT, humbuzz is still here from 50 kW KCTA Corpus Christi TX carrier running way overtime past sunset-mandated closedown. You`d think if nothing else, they`d notice at morning sign-on time, that it never got turned off.

                      Could this possibly be deliberate, like to reduce the seaside humidity? FCC map shows site is 22 km NE of CC across Nueces Bay beyond Portland near Gregory, about 6 km inland. Legal hours in October are 1230-2400 UT. Need to hear what happen at 1230 or if really modulating earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      1030, Oct 10 at 0559 UT check, finally no open carrier with hum from the south, so has KCTA 50 kW daytimer Corpus Christi finally fixed it, since first heard Sept 30? Audibized KTWO:

                      1030, Oct 10 at 0559, YL with weather forecast, IDs as KTWO and K-2 radio, into Fox ``news``. From Casper WY. Also could hear a weak Mexican NA under, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1638, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      1030, UT Oct 11 at 0225, KCTA is back with hummy open carrier, altho had been missing night before at 0559 UT. And Oct 11 at 0505 check, also not heard. So they are still running it past legal daytimer-only sign-off, but not as late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1060, Oct 5 at 0559 UT, norteña hymns, interrupted for legal ID in Spanish from KIJN, Farwell, Tejas. Looping west, it dominates 1060 but otherwise makes fast SAH with other carriers. Notorious cheater (sorry, is that offensive?), 10 kW daytimer-only with PSRA of 3 watts, but this is the nightmiddle. Recheck 1218 UT Oct 5, similar signal with norteña hymn including accordion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1060, Oct 10 at 1330 UT, ``Colorado area traffic``, mentioning I-25, Parker, then promo high school football on ``1060 The Biz``, i.e. KRCN Longmont, which is now 50 kW non-direxional during daytime. NRC AM Log does not mention this slogan per se, but certainly BIZ as the format (except during stupid ballgames, apparently). RCN stands for Radio Colorado Network, but they`ll be all set if ever sold to Radio Cadena Nacional (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1090, Oct 10 around 0507 UT, sure sounds like Roy Masters, the British-accented anti-feminist advisor. Haven`t heard him, or of him in years; in fact last in DXLD for March 22, 2008 when he was on KOKC 1520. Now it`s presumably KAAY Little Rock AR --- Yes, on their comprehensive schedule for Wednesday midnight at http://www.1090kaay.com/programschedule.asp
                      as `Adviceline``, and also matches Brother Scare heard but hurriedly avoided at 0605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1160, Oct 10 at 0608 UT, KSL Salt Lake City UT, Jim Bohannon opening this hour with guest Cary Funk from Pew Research, about the ever-growing numbers of non-believers. This is similar to Jimbo`s website introduxion altho he ad-libbed here and there:

                      ``The United States was founded as a haven for religious freedom. Anyone can choose to worship as they please, or, alternately, not worship at all. Most Americans consider religion to be a significant part of their lives. However, the number of people who claim no specific religious affiliation is now at the highest level ever recorded. That's according to a new study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which says the percentage of people who say they are "nothing in particular," agnostic, or atheist has skyrockets from eight percent in 1990 to just under 20 percent today. And the rise has been very balanced: there is little variance based on income, education level, or ethnicity. The unmarried do tend more to unaffiliation than the married, as do Westerners more than Southerners. In addition, for the first time, the number of Americans identifying themselves as 'Protestant' dropped below the 50 percent mark, to 48 percent. We'll discuss the study's findings with two distinguished guests: Cary Funk of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and Religious Studies Professor Vivian-Lee Nyitray of the University of California at Riverside.``

                      This segment starts 39:42 into the compressed 2-hour audio archive, which contains three hours of programming, minus all the breaks and commercials, just the way real radio should be! Click on October 9 at:
                      http://jimbohannonshow.com/programhighlights
                      or permanently linked at:
                      http://jimbohannonshow.com/programhi...?date=20121009
                      And all this aired on the #1 LDS station, KSL
                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1260, Oct 10 at 1332 UT, long series of siren sound effects, with urgent speech by YL in Spanish; seems NNE/SSW, 1335 TC for 8:35 and temp as 34; 1337 ``La Mexicana`` and mentions Kansas City (I think), but no such station near KC KS or MO. The only two SS known around here on 1260 are KDLF in Boone IA which fits for the DF unless it`s skewed, but listed as ``La Reina``; and KBHC in Nashville AR, listed as ``La Más Mexicana`` in the NRC AM Log 2012-2013.

                      NWS for Boone IA shows temp at 8:35 today was 37, but it had been 34 during the previous hour:
                      http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KBNW.html
                      while it was 60-61 degrees near Nashville AR. Ergo presumed: KDLF
                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1260, Oct 11 at 1246 UT, banda music again, and this time a definite slogan ID at 1247 as ``La Reina``, and 7:47 TC, so now it`s definitely KDLF in Boone IA, which on day power of 5 kW (officially starting at 1230 UT in Oct, 1300 in Nov), aims at us with major lobe to the southwest, but also sufficient signal to its SE to cover Des Moines (a.k.a. De Los Monjes) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1420, Oct 11 at 1325 and still 1336 UT, Laura Ingraham show about weight loss rather than politix. Affiliate list shows only one around here with her on this early is: KBHS Hot Springs AR. Format must have changed from NRC AM Log 2012 as C&W - Classic Country, 5 kW in daytime and non-direxional. Seemed to be ENE/WSW, but DF on the DX-398 must have been skewed from ESE/WNW. She`s also on 1.5 kW KTAN Sierra Vista AZ, from 13 UT, which is more like WSW, but I doubt it would be dominant this late; daytime non-direxional 1.5 kW is supposed to start at 1330 UT in October (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1430, Oct 11 at 1325 UT, ``KZQZ, where the oldies sound best``, St. Louis MO. No sign of KTBZ Tulsa or KALV Alva OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1450, Oct 10 at 1307 UT, KO-KO Weather Center, forecast for Warrensburg, refers to UCM, apparently some sports institution. Missouri graveyarder atop the mess at the moment, a semihour after LSR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      ** U S A. 1650, my several logs of romantic music in Spanish here and a mention of `sin comerciales` must really have been KSVE El Paso, altho I never heard any call letters or `Maria`, as now we have info from a local listener via NRC International DX Digest Oct 5:

                      ``KSVE is indeed broadcasting Spanish música romántica. Between each song is a canned ID similar to "María, siempre romántica todo el día. María, 1650 AM. Siempre romántica; galanoñes, sin comerciales." María is a format style, much like the "Jack" and "Bob" style formats in the U.S. And, no, I have yet to hear a commercial on this station; which makes me wonder what it does for funding. They are part of Entravision, a good-sized media conglomerate (Robert Vance, El Paso TX)``

                      [what`s ``galanoñes``? Not in my Random House, nor Google translate, which asks if I meant ``gananones``? And then doesn`t translate that either, also ``detects`` Filipino; nor is this in Random House -- gh]

                      Editor Bruce Conti adds on mwdx yg:
                      ``More about the "Maria" stations:
                      http://www.entravision.com/radio/all-radio-stations/
                      lists all Entravision AM/FM radio stations along with URL's including those carrying the "José" and "María" monikers``

                      Including:
                      El Paso KSVE 1650 AM María Texas http://www.maria1650.com
                      ``Siempre Romántica`` with streaming.

                      I am still wondering why there have been *no* other DX reports of KSVE on 1650 that I can find in NRC or IRCA. Has Wilkins in Colorado ever heard it? {well, he does have a local on 1650}

                      Deeper searching finds one [presumed?] log of it on the Ultralight yg, UT Jan 25, 2010: ``0015Z 1650 kHz, KSVE, El Paso, TX. Spanish singing (bo-ring) and SS M ann. Weak, in and out. Stated 850 W, 1180 miles. PL-380 with 340-uH internal antenna mod. 73, Jim, KR1S http://qrp.kearman.com/ `` Jim is now in Stuart, Florida, per ARRL FCC lookup, but where was he then? I wish hams would quit omitting full name and location from logs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                      UNIDENTIFIED. 1460, Oct 11 at 1327 UT, Spanish putting phone caller on the air, soon losing out to Catholic talk in English, the latter no doubt KHOJ St Charles MO. Roughly E-W, so could be KBZO Lubbock TX, listed as nostalgia in Spanish, rather than KZUE in El Reno (pronounced Ree-noh) OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                      Comment


                      • #56
                        Mostly Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, October 12-18, 2012

                        All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

                        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. 1080, Oct 14 at 0528, Spanish is overriding KRLD, and loops SE instead of Mexicoward; soon ID in passing as ``Radio Ciudad de la Habana``, en tercera hora of current programa. Makes 80/minute SAH with KRLD, = one and a third Hz. A seemingly straightforward log raises questions:

                        WRTH 2012 shows Cuba on 1080 only as CMCH, Radio Cadena Habana, in Villa María CH which means Ciudad de la Habana province, yet keyed as entry HA01, which leads to the separate La Habana province. The Radio Cadena Habana website (no abbreviating here), mentions 1080 as its only AM frequency: http://www.cadenahabana.cu/quienes-somos/

                        WRTH 2012 listed website for Radio Ciudad de la Habana (CMBE 820) http://www.habanaenlinea.cu/ goes nowhere.

                        Terry Krueger`s info via
                        https://sites.google.com/site/floridadxn/cubalist
                        also indicates the 1080 station is Radio Cadena Habana. I had a pretty clear ID of Radio Ciudad de la Habana, but no proof other than my handwritten log note. Assuming what I heard was correct, the most likely explanation is that after midnight, one of them relays the other.

                        While Radio Cadena Habana website lists a number of its programs, it does not give any times and I can`t find a plain old program schedule grid. It`s not unusual for KRLD at 400 km to fade out but not usual for a Cuban to fade in at the same time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED. 540, Oct 18 at 0511 UT, unusual music catches my ears, sort of techno-rap with lyrix in English, seemingly with US political references, then mixed with Spanish by same YL singer. 0515, DJs in Spanish mention 9-11-11, maybe a text number? 0529, 9-11-11 again and back to techno-rap. At 0531 for the second time, what sounds like ``Radio Fanta`` (orange or 6 other flavors?) or rather something phonetically similar.

                        Loops SSW/NNE and certainly not CBK. The obvious choice would be XEWA SLP, with 150,000 vs any other 540 Mexican ranging from 100 to max 2500 night-watts, and this is probably it, despite techno-rap not really being top-40 as per its latest incarnation in the ``Los 40 Principales`` mode.

                        BTW, the other XEWA, 540 in Monterrey, with only 1 kW at night, is entirely separate now, ``Dominio FM 96.5`` per Cantú. Isn`t it about time to grant it an unique callsign? Hoping for a definite ID at 0600 but then I get another station, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 540, Oct 18 at 0600 UT another station gains over the techno-rap one, looping further SW, from Chihuahua, La Ranchera, also ID for FM, ends with -X, and then plays choral NA. Per Cantú it is:
                        540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 550, Oct 15 at 1201 UT, choral NA, then ID but not a fully detailed one like most stations at TOH: ``91.3 y 550 simultáneamente, Cuauhtémoc, La Super Estación`` all mentioned, i.e. per Cantú:
                        550 XEPL La Super Estación + FM 91.3 Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 150
                        Some years ago I caught this in Low German for the Mennonites in the area, I think in the morning. At least there`s a program grid for L-V:
                        http://www.xepl.com.mx/programacion/
                        including at 18-23 local, ``Programación Menonita – Alemán Bajo``. That would be 00-05 UT, mostly 100-watt-night-power time. Maybe they also have some on weekend mornings when the schedule merely says ``variada`` for Sat & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 550, Oct 17 at 1202 UT after NA, Chihuahua state PSA with phone numbers to ``denounce delinquency``, i.e. crimestoppers. 1203 on to science feature from UNAM, `Radio Esfera`, i.e. not a station ID! So this is XEPC in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc again. Meanwhile, I see that John Kugellagers in Lakewood CO was surprised to hear some sort of German on 550, UT Oct 16 at 0454, which confirms what we found on their schedule. But 150 watts at night?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 560, Oct 17 at 0516 UT, EZ-listening Spanish music, with ID ``La Tremenda`` between songs; loops SW. Cantú shows it is:
                        560 XESRD La Tremenda +FM 89.3 Santiago Papasquiaro, Dgo. 10,000 1,000
                        Must be a new one for me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 590, Oct 18 at 1202 UT, YL with full ID for La Sabrosita, including ``el sonido de la ciudad``, i.e. per Cantú:
                        590 XEPH Sabrosita México, DF 25,000 10,000
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 640, Oct 17 at 1205 UT, kid choral NA, 1206 XEJUA Ciudad Juárez ID with 5 kW. Not hard to separate from OK`s KWPN Moore, ex-WWLS, ex-WNAD Norman about 90 degrees away and KFI no problem either. Have they ever got their full signal back? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 650, Oct 12 at 1159 UT choral NA, and then ID as ``Radio Ka`` (as in the letter K in Spanish). I was expecting the usual XETNT Los Mochis, and maybe this was it, with a misleading program name or something. Schedule at http://www.chavezradiocast.com/?page_id=395
                        still shows `Panorama Agropecuario` at 6 am weekdays.

                        Cantú, IRCA, and WRTH show nothing resembling ``Radio K`` and not even a K anywhere in XE- 650 callsigns. Cantú shows only one other XE in the UT -6 zone where NA would be playing at 1200:
                        650 XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000
                        650 XEVSS Sin Límites + FM 101.1 Hermosillo, Son. 1,000 100
                        Altho I did hear the Mexican NA, could the ID have been from some US SS station? None listed in NRC AM Log on 650. Maybe I just misheard it
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 650, Oct 13 at 1200 UT, full ID for XHTNT 106.5, Radio 65, Grupo Chávez, and also mentioned ``Radio K`` in passing, so the Radio K that I heard before was definitely XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 660, Oct 12 at 0532 UT, ``La mejor estación, 9-8-9, La Lupe, 98 punto 9``, amid romantic music. Cantú:
                        660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
                        Its AM predecessor and still duplicator not worth mentioning
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 710, Oct 12 at 1204 UT crime news headlines, 1205 ``Noticias 7-10``, mentions of Chihuahua: So the usual XEDP Ciudad Cuauhtémoc (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 12 at 1200 UT, choral NA from WSW, 1202 segué to some rock music, Radio Centro ID, 1203 Banco de México, Diputados PSA. As previously researched, this is a relay via:
                        720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 17 at 1209 UT, talking about Morelia and Michoacán, suspect a national newscast e.g. XEJCC Juárez rather than:
                        720 XEKN La Z, Salvajemente Grupera, Huetamo de Núñez, Mich. 5,000 D
                        as in Cantú. This also looped WSW, vs a musical Mexican further to the south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 780, Oct 13 at 1202 UT, KSPI Oklahoma is kindly cooperating by not modulating its carrier, so I can catch this: ``10,000 watts, Monclova`` mentioned, so per Cantú it is:
                        780 XEWGR Exa FM + FM 101.1 Monclova, Coah. 10,000 250
                        Lacking anything that definite but ``Exa FM`` ID could also have been:
                        780 XEZN Exa FM + FM 104.5 Celaya, Gto. 5,000 1,000
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 790, Oct 18 at 1201 UT, choral NA, 1204 full ID amid CCI mentions Chihuahua2, Grupo Radiorama, 99.3 FM, Estéreo – algo. Cantú:
                        790 XERPC Stereo Fiesta + FM 99.3 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 400
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 790, Oct 18 at 1232 UT, Grupo Fórmula mentioned, headlines following credits to various newspapers such as Imagen de Veracruz, and also several in Europe and US; loops SW with CCI from another in Spanish. Cantú shows:
                        790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
                        The other R. Fórmula in Guadalajara doesn`t fit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 850, Oct 13 at 0602 UT, news quoting el gobernador de Coahuila, mentions Torreón, but there is no 850 in that state, and this is national news about the drug lord being killed and then kidnapped; loops WSW and even overrides KOA which has faded down or taken down by auroral. Very likely the usual one I hear, per Cantú:
                        850 XEM Milenio Radio + FM 103.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 860, Oct 17 at 1215 UT, ad for Partido del Trabajo (Workers` Party, commie?), not something you hear every day from XE-land. Quick singing ID as Radio Recuerdo, temp in Monterrey, and time 7:15, live DJ greeting callers on the air including a kidvoice. KKOW nulled. Cantú shows:
                        860 XENL Radio Recuerdo Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 2,000
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 880, Oct 12 at 1209 UT, at least three mention of Gómez Palacio in local news, so it`s the sister-city station across the state line:
                        880 XETC Kiuu + FM 91.1 Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 880, Oct 15 at 1208 UT, YL with news, swooshes between items, categorized; apparently missed local and state segments, now nacional, and then internacional; 1212 hands over to OM for deportes until 1217, back to her with weather for ``la ciudad`` including chubascos. Federal PSAs for glorious government in general, and IFE`s latest elexion management in particular, ads with passing mentions finally of Torreón, 1220 a university from Monterrey, campus Laguna; 1221 TC for 7:19, temp ``en el centro de Torreón``. So it`s per Cantú:
                        880 XETC Kiuu + FM 91.1 Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000
                        Here`s a station named for time-checks, and they`re two minutes off, hi. Axually it`s the one Spanish-spelling the English letter `Q`, but I haven`t really heard either calls or that letter-name expressed on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 900, Oct 12 at 1154 UT, mentions 98.9 FM, Los 40, from N/S, so it is per Cantú:
                        900 XEWB Los 40 Principales + FM 98.9 Veracruz, Ver. 50,000 10,000
                        No longer a repeater of co-channel behemoth XEW México DF, and thus much easier to tell apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 960, UT Saturday Oct 13 at 0500, local KGWA Enid provides another Fox-hole (could there be others at different hourtops? I need to check). During the pentaminute of dead air, manipulating the DX-398 to null the remaining very strong carrier as much as possible, this time the main inhabitant of 960 is Mexican music; lyrix seemed to mention ``Lupe``, rather than being a slogan ID. Prime suspect XEK Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

                        Based on proximity, number two possibility would be XEKS in Saltillo, Coahuila but Cantú shows its night power only 100 watts. Based on frequent reception area, and more toward the KGWA null, #3 would be XEIQ Cd. Obregón, Sonora, 500 watts. Based on highest night power, #4 would be XEHK Guadalajara, Jalisco, 2500 watts. Now, how about someone voicing a real ID during this window? It must radiate after 0500:00 and before 0505:00 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 960, UT Monday Oct 15 at 0500, just after local KGWA Enid goes to dead air for 5 minutes, among the mishmash of signals I hear under its partially nulled carrier, one playing the four descending chimes which are the trademark of XEW and may well have played simultaneously on 900.

                        Can it be that one of the thirteen XEs on 960 is relaying XEW overnight? Main website http://www.wradio.com.mx has no info on affiliates, but the show starting at midnite is `Los Amos del Camino` for truckers. At http://www.mexicoradiotv.com I checked about half of the 960s, the more likely ones, and found no connexions to XEW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 1030, Oct 18 at 1215 UT, string of PSAs, mostly federal including extolling the Presidencia of lame-duck Calderón, but amid them an ad or PSA mentioning Chihuahua, then Grupo Radio Net(?), and 1216 Radio Fórmula ID, so per Cantú:
                        1030 XEYC Radio Fórmula Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 500O
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 1050, UT Oct 14 at 0450, I find a sufficient signal to serenade me on the insensitive shower radio, XEG Monterrey. Turns out to be a preacher but not a screamer. I am paying more attention to the quena in the background looping `El Condor Pasa` --- should this be filed under ECUADOR [non]? ECP even continued playing during his sign-off prayer at 0456 which was accompanied by louder sacred choral music. He`s from a local Monterrey church, gave phone numbers on both sides of the border, and apparently is on every night at this time; XEG appended a standard disclaimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 1050, UT Monday Oct 15 at 0430, XEG, R. Ranchera, Monterrey, switches from music to preacher, apparently daily. Once again he is playing `El Condor Pasa` constantly in background; seems to be more of a self-improvement/advice angle than strict gospel-huxtering, but really, MEGO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 12 at 1227 UT, Full ID for some other station: XERFR, 970, desde Ciudad de México, ``la Fórmula uno``. Seemed to be from WSW, but IRCA and Cantú show the only such relayer on 1090 is:
                        1090 XEXE Grupo Fórmula Querétaro + FM 92.7 Querétaro, Qro 2,500 1,000
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 17 at 1220 UT, state-by-state headlines such as ``Milenio: Hidalgo``, and a few others, so per Cantú:
                        1090 XEAU Milenio Radio + FM 103.7 Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 500
                        (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        ** MEXICO. 1300, Oct 14 at 1226 UT, ``Radio Trece, con la música de siempre`` then rock song in Spanish. It`s the usual XEP in Ciudad Juárez, not to be confused with another Radio ``Trece`` really on 1290 in the DF, XEDA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Oct 12 at 1201, extremely distorted `Donald Duck` modulation from SSW. Presumably just signed on as not heard before 1200. And fades out before long, or maybe it`s a warmup problem only, eventually resolving itself? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Oct 13 at 1152 UT, the distorted-Donald-Duck transmitter is detectable under KQCV and XEROK, so it is on the air before 1200, presumably one of two stations in NE Mexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Oct 18 at 1204 UT, ``Donald Duck`` extremely distorted talk modulation has just started, QRMing clear XEROK, and atop whatever pre-sunrise signal there is from KQCV OKC. Presumed one of the NE Mexico outlets; standard remark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                        Comment


                        • #57
                          Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, October 12-18, 2012

                          All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only

                          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

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

                          ** CANADA. 1610, Oct 13 at 0535 UT, Spanish music from NE/SW, ``la mejor música``. Must be CHHA Toronto, and coming in much better than usual (which is often: not at all). For a change I do not hear any IBOC noise from 1600 KATZ St Louis MO in the same direxion, which is a big help. Turned it off or long fade? [At same time I am monitoring another Canadian[?] on 6925: see NORTH AMERICA.]

                          0537 fade-up with ``La Bamba``; 0545 quick CHHA ID in English! Then Spanish with e-mail partially: ``arroba 1610.am`` and ``Voces Latinas, La voz de la comunidad``. 0547 plug advertising on station, phone 702-2953 for sales; another phone with 416-AC. Still going at last check 0610, but now IBOC QRM is back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 740, Oct 18 at 0534 UT, KRMG Tulsa promo for `Oklahoma Innovations`, Sundays at 8 am (13 UT, soon 14). While a backwater in so many ways, socially, healthily and politically, OK does have some achievements in education and scientific research, so at least one hour a week is worth listening to KRMG, respite from its preponderance of far-right talkcrap (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 780, Saturday Oct 13 at 1157 UT, KSPI Stillwater is in open carrier/dead air. At least I haven`t noted this daytimer lately in the nightmiddle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 930, WKY OKC, Sunday Oct 14 at 1229 UT ending ``Sunday Morning Magazine en La Indomable`` --- Yes, their weekly token English semihour, back to Spanish, altho some ads may be partly or fully English (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Friday Oct 12 at 0500-0505 is another silent midnight on KGWA Enid; see USA for something else heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Saturday Oct 13 at 0500, KGWA provides another Fox-hole (could there be others at different hourtops? I need to check). See MEXICO, but no ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 960, KGWA Enid, 5-minute dead air Fox hole occurs again UT Sunday Oct 14 at 0500-0505, but tonight I can`t really pull anything significant when nulled, vs also the increasing hum level near the null position (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Monday Oct 15 at 0500, KGWA Enid is again providing a Fox-hole of dead air for 5 minutes; among the mishmash of signals audible with its carrier almost nulled at 0503 is a Fox ``news`` credit mixing with the more usual `ABC News`. Per NRC AM Log there are besides KGWA itself, about 7 Fox affils on 960 around the country, none of them very likely here. WSBT South Bend IN maybe by proximity and 5 kW power, except all its signal at night supposedly goes north into Michigan. At 0504 a bit o` blues, WABG Mississippi? See also MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Tuesday Oct 16 at 0500-0505, local KGWA again with a Fox-hole, during which nulling the open carrier, I am getting mainly a rather Singspiel-like mixture of Spanish talk and music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Wednesday Oct 17 at 0500, local KGWA Enid fails to transmit dead air for five minutes, instead Fox ``News``, so no understation DX tonight. Same thing happened last Wednesday Oct 10; and the previous Wednesday Oct 3 nothing was logged either way. Most nights, there continues to be DA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Thu Oct 18 at 0500-0505, KGWA Enid provides another Fox-hole, so nulling the strong carrier as much as possible, I turn up the volume to hear at first music in Spanish, and by 0503 ABC news is gaining, presumably KMA in IA. 0505 local commercial blasts back on, and whatever talkshow follows; another check at 0609 finds dead air again! Under it, a mixture of blues (WABG Mississippi`s format) and some talkshow in English. No telling how long this outage will last and when my ears might get blasted; stayed with it until 0615 when blues was dominant; good night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, Oct 16 at 0458 UT, KOKP Perry is again unmodulated, allowing one to detect KDKA Pittsburgh ID after the news at 0506, and KOKP still dead air past 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Oct 18 at 0611 UT, KOKP Perry is in dead air, like KGWA 960 Enid. It was not so before 0600 altho other nights it has often been. This failure happens frequently at KOKP, where obviously no human cares whether they are really modulating or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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

                          ** U S A. 560, Oct 12 at 0537 UT, `Coast to Coast AM` mainly from KWTO Springfield MO, but quick echo from a second station. Affiliate list
                          http://www.coasttocoastam.com/stations
                          shows KLVI Beaumont TX is by far the most likely altho there are more 560s in seven further states (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 600, Oct 11 at 0523 UT, `Coast to Coast AM` from two stations about one second apart, very annoying. One is certainly the usual WMT Cedar Rapids IA; NRC AM Log shows four other affiliates and so does the C2C website: we can rule out KVNA AZ which is 48 watts at night and doesn`t join in until 0607 UT. Also unlikely is faraway KOGO San Diego. That leaves KCOL in Wellington CO, and WREC in Memphis TN, the latter with a 10x power advantage. KCOL also has a deep null toward us and Memphis, while WREC is a tangent circle to the southwest, but not a full null toward here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 630, Oct 13 at 0558 UT, anti-Obama commentary, 0559 ``KSLR.com, AM 620, The Word in South Texas, San Antonio, Salem Communications``. Promos for programs at other times. Being a gospel huxter, it was first assumed to be KJSL Saint Louis MO. It and KHOW Denver usually dominate the frequency, but nothing from them at the moment. Conditions may be somewhat auroral. KSLR is 5000/4300/PSRA 500 watts, per NRC AM Log.

                          NRC Pattern Book shows KSLR at night has null to the SW (Monterrey), so most of signal goes northward, while daytime also nulls XEFB, but spurts out instead to its sides, WSW and SSE with big nulls also northward, especially toward St Louis and Denver.

                          This looks the opposite of what ought to be called for, day vs night, so I check day and night patterns at FCC AM Query: Sure enough, they are reversed in the 2006Y NRC PB, so the dotted lines for San Antonio 630 should be solid, and the solid line should be dotted.
                          Here`s the real day pattern:
                          http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...5125-24652.pdf
                          which matches the `night` pattern in the book.
                          And here`s the real night pattern:
                          http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...82725-1949.pdf
                          which matches the `day` pattern in the book. I trust this will be fixed in the new edition under preparation, and that there were not too many other such reversals in the old one, but be on the lookout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 790, Oct 16 at 1317 UT, ``Newstalk 790, KFYO``, ``official weather station`` Lubbock TX hi in the 80s today, interview about a festival. Atop channel, CCI perhaps Arkansas. I don`t hear much from KXXX Kansas. Skywave, altho KFYO is at the edge of possible groundwave range on a quiet midday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 830, Oct 16 at 1322 UT, ads including H2O softener, hoping for something more interesting 42 minutes after sunrise here, but it`s still ``Newsradio 830, WCCO``, then sports interview. Weak but steady (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 960, Oct 12 at 0500 UT, during KGWA`s fox hole, main signal audible when carrier nulled is blues music, which again points to WABG in Mississippi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1030, Oct 12 after 0500 UT, again no longer hearing hummy carrier from KCTA; monitored as official October sunrise approached at 1230: 1228, Montana/Wyoming water furnace(?) ad, obviously KTWO, and still past 1230 without any sign of KCTA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1140, Oct 16 at 1327 UT, as I tune by, immediate ID as ``1-1-4-0, K-S-O-O`` instead of contracted ``11-40 K-Soo``, i.e. 10 kW Sioux Falls SD on 10 kW non-direxional day power, overcoming OKC and anything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1190, Oct 12 at 0506 UT, `Phil Hendrie Show` is starting. Figure it`s just KFXR in The Metroplex, and his affiliate list http://www.philhendrieshow.com/stations-index/
                          confirms it`s the only 1190 and starting at midnight CDT. Unfortunately not a solid signal with their multitower pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1270, Oct 16 at 1330 UT, no sign of OK or TX stations but instead ``Faith 12-70`` [KNWC Sioux Falls], with SD news headlines: prisoner executed, George McGovern in hospice, weather hi 75 today, but 40s on Thursday; 1331 `Insight for Living` about Daniel. NRC Pattern Book shows most of day signal aims toward Liberal KS which is non-direxional! FCC AM Query shows 5 kW with equal day lobes to the NNE and SSW.

                          KNWC is licensed as non-commercial to the appropriately-initialed Northwestern College which despite its nondescript innocuous seemingly secular name obviously has religious agenda, admittedly private and Christian and axually an hour away in Orange City IA. Station KNWC however has an address in Sioux Falls. Transmitter site is about halfway between but appears to be in SD. The topo maps FCC provides are very unhelpful without coördinates or site markers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1360, Oct 12 at 1235 UT, about new ``forever`` international letter mail rate of $1.10, Minnesota item, 7:35 TC, Sacred Heart of Jesus promo, 1237 Catholic talk show about importance of taking kids to bathroom before mass. From NNE/SSW, probably KAHS El Dorado KS, altho our nearest 1360 in the other direxion, KDJW Amarillo TX is also EWTN/Catholic and sometimes echoic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1360, Oct 15 at 1238 UT, Spanish restaurant ad with 214-AC phone, also mentions variedades, referring to what, programming? Must be KMNY Hurst TX (The Metroplex, address in Dallas), which is 50 kW in the daytime, but major lobe to the WSW, and quite a null to the NNW. It was sufficiently weak here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1370, Oct 18 at 1220 UT as I tune in, weather info, and ``13-70 KIOL, The Voice of Iola``. New; I hadn`t realized there`s another Kansan on 1370 besides nondirexional KGNO Dodge City. KIOL is U3, 500/58 watts with tight day and night patterns from SE Kansas aimed almost N/S, certainly unfavorable for Enid, a tight null to the WSW. I figured this was just after sunrise, but FCC AM Query says in October officially it`s not until 1230; 1300 in November. NRC AM Log does not mention any PSRA. However, in the Correspondence folder we find KIOL does have pre-sunrise authority for 500 watts anyway starting at 6 AM CST/CDT yearound (not applicable in June when sunrise is earlier already). KIOL also had to overcome splatter from local KCRC 1390 on the way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1490, Oct 12 at 1243 UT local newscast from E/W, 1249 ending sponsored by funeral home in Springfield, references to Stillwater County (which is only in Montana; or something-water county?), 1255 ad for something on south highway 65 (which connects Springfield to Branson MO), TC for 7:55, stories concerning southwest Missouri.

                          The SW MO 1490 station is KDMO in Carthage, which is just east of Joplin and the county seat of Jasper County (Joplin is not). But that`s too far from Springfield for this graveyarder with a listed nostalgia format, so suspect it is relaying a Springfield station at least for the morning news. Don`t find a website for it or anything about such a connexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1530, Oct 12 at 1142 UT, Lowes ad, Cincinnati, ``ESPN 1530`` reminding me that when I usually tune across WCKY, it`s totally different programming, Brother Scare after midnight. I seek the program schedule of this curious hybrid, without success, instead sidetracked to gallery after gallery of cheesecake, such as:
                          http://www.espn1530.com/cc-common/ga...1743&p=7753711
                          Some audio stations just gotta have visuals
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1530, Oct 18 at 1223, phoner with details of school activities including Norton Junior High, i.e. KQNK, Norton KS, 1 kW. Dominating frequency, daytimer per NRC AM Log, official sunrise not until 1245 in October, but FCC AM Query shows it does have a PSRA of 63 watts starting at 1100 UT, to protect KFBK and WCKY. In May-August they get 93 or 96 watts, and only in April a hefty 500 watts. Well, this sounds like 500 if not the full 1000 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          ** U S A. 1590, Oct 16 at 1333 UT, more than we ever wanted to know about hockey games between Galesburg and Peoria; Galesburg vs Canton; refers to ``kills``, apparently a game term involving penalties. Must be WAIK in Galesburg IL, 5 kW, overcoming OK and KS stations. Yes, skywave still in from the NE almost an hour after LSR here at 1240 UT, and 1690 WVON Chicago sports was also still in at 1337 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                          UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Oct 12 at 1210 UT, WKY OKC nulled while mostly talk in Spanish: 1217 ``Radio Novecientos Treinta`` singing ID; another at 1225, while a station in English took over briefly in between, ad for Mountain Park Electronics, which gets too many search hits to be credible. And I have to keep readjusting the null, since remnant of WKY is about as strong as the DX, WKY alternates with music bits, and even the occasional ad in English, to be sure which one I am hearing at the moment. Prime suspect is still KHJ Los Ángeles. I`m not running the computer while DXing, but will have to listen to stream later to see how it sounds. Around 2000 UT I do so at
                          http://player.estrellatv.com/la-laranchera-930

                          Yes, it`s owned by the minor Estrella TV network seen on KOCY-LP 48 in OKC, and carried a promo for its canal 62 (in L.A.). ``La Ranchera 9-30`` is the SID heard on webcast, and later also as a spoken ID along with call letters in English with Spanish accent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Oct 18 at 1237 UT in WKY OKC almost-null, slow romantic ballads in Spanish, quite a contrast to the frenetic upbeat music always on WKY, making SAH of approx. 2.8 Hz, losing out by 1242. As previously discussed, KHJ Los Ángeles is most likely; except the music of the moment doesn`t qualify as ranchera (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. 1030, Oct 15 at 0516 UT, gospel huxter in English roughly N/S. Am no longer hearing open carrier with hum from 50 kW daytimer KCTA Corpus Christi, but could they now be modulating it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          UNIDENTIFIED. 1430, Oct 12 at 1256 UT, ``NBC News Radio`` with Jim Miklaszewski (? Didn`t sound like him, too hyper), 1257 optional cutaway, ending already at 1258; seems east-west. I would figure KZQZ St Louis most likely, but NRC AM Log has the `N` network on 1430 listed only for KBRK in Brookings SD. Network website doesn`t provide affiliate list; it`s just another brand under Westwood One, under Dial Global, ``Air Time: One-minute, hourly reports from 6AM – 10PM ET Monday through Friday`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                          Comment


                          • #58
                            Mostly Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, October 19-25, 2012

                            All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

                            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. 1080, Oct 25 at 0525, Spanish talk looping SE, and SAHing KRLD at the rate of 80 per minute, same rate as in previous Oct 14 log when I thought I heard a ``Radio Ciudad de la Habana`` ID instead of listed Radio Cadena Habana, so I am hoping to confirm that. The CM conveniently fades up but inconveniently starts playing music, past 0530 when KRLD is regaining (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 540, Oct 25 at 1227, YL DJ with ID as ``La Ranchera de Paquimé``, i.e. per Cantú:
                            540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
                            As this little station again dominates the channel in just the right pre-sunrise conditions. What or where is Paquimé? It`s an archaeological zone around NCG; interesting illustrated article:
                            http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/aug/stories/paquime.html
                            So another DX log turns into a learning experience
                            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 650, Oct 24 at 1233 UT, starting(?) 60-minute morning news called `Altavoz` on ``Radio K``, from Sinaloa, mentioning that DST ends this Saturday night (like Europe, a week earlier than in the USA, and Mexican border areas). So it`s the usual XETNT, Los Mochis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 690, Oct 23 at 0605 UT, ``La 69, Siempre Deportiva``, and repeat of a Jacobo Zabludovsky show which originally aired 12 hours earlier at 1 pm; loops N/S, and Cantú shows:
                            690 XEN La 69 México, DF 100,000 5,000
                            Last summer I heard him in the afternoon on some FM DX
                            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 700, Oct 23 at 0544 UT, in WLW null, interview about escuelas en la República Mexicana. If it were not for the night power of only 150 watts, I would choose R. Red as the most likely talker vs several music stations listed in Cantú:
                            700 XEDKR Radio Red AM Guadalajara, Jal. 10,000 150
                            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 760, UT Friday Oct 19 at 0525, Spanish sermon from the Libro de Jueces, sobre Deborah, from the SW. Don`t usually hear Spanish religion here, but the #1 XE heard on 760 is Chihuahua2, and sure enough this matches the somewhat disjointed program grid at
                            http://www.antena760.com/programacion.php

                            For Monday-Thursday[?] local CST starting in the pm:
                            11:00-11:30 Programación Católica
                            11:30-12:00 am Hombre Nuevo con el padre Rivas
                            So per Cantú this is:
                            760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
                            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO [and non]. 770, Oct 19 at 1231 UT ``Los 40 Principales``, also mentions Grupo Chávez and Radio K, from SW, separable from weak KKOB, presumed night-only Santa Fe 230 watt co-channel relay. Cantú:
                            770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
                            It`s obviously in the same group as XETNT 650, where we also hear Chávez and Radio K mentioned, shared website emphasizing FM sides:
                            http://www.promored.com.mx/
                            Searching that website, no hits on ``Radio K``, ``Radio Ka`` or ``Radio Ca``, so am I mishearing that, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 850, Oct 24 at 0538 UT with SAH in KOA null, 11:37 timecheck, Milenio Radio ID; 0539 full ID for XHHEM which is on 103.7, and XEM 850, Milenio Radio, Chihuahua. Almost-CST timecheck indicates local origination rather than DF relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 990, Oct 24 at 0602 UT, choral NA loops WSW, 0603 fanfare and on to super-patriotic and militaristic ``Soy Soldado`` recitation (which does not refer to selling soybeans); 0607 Chihuahua state anthem. Had CBW nulled at first with a fast SAH, 15 Hz or so, but it was still taking over after 0605 with `The World` as we already hear on KOSU at 1906 UT M-F. Per Cantú this is:
                            990 XEER ER Estereo Romance + FM 92.9 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 250
                            So not bad for 250 watts vs 50 kW CBW, XET and everything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 1010, Oct 24 at 0617 UT, nulling Spanish religion from E/W, presumably Arizona, see USA, there is sports talk in Spanish mentioning Guadalajara, Jalisco, and 0618 even ``gooooooooooooooal``, tho surely a clip and not a live fútbol game at this hour. Cantú:
                            1010 XEHL TDW Guadalajara, Jal. 50,000 5,000
                            Probably // XEX 730, unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 1170, Oct 22 at 1241 UT, Spanish mentions Chihuahua, and then a song about it, but not the state anthem. In KFAQ Tulsa null, where often at night I can hear Mexican music, but never IDed which of the nine stations listed (two of which are allegedly daytimers). Trouble is, there are none in Chihuahua. At sunrise here I would pick the mostly likely pair from Cantú as:
                            1170 XEMDA La Ley Monclova, Coah. 1,000 500
                            1170 XERT Ke buena Reynosa, Tamps. 5,000 D
                            Another clue: makes 160/minute SAH with KFAQ, i.e. two and two-thirds Hz. Now if we only had a reference with such frequency precision
                            (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            ** MEXICO. 1570, Oct 22 at 0545 UT, XERF, caught tail of promo announcement about digital radio plans, ``No se realizarán de noche a mañana``, and HD/iBoc is gratuita once you have a receiver for it. I assume this refers to AM rather than FM, as IMER is converting all its stations to IBOC, but good to know they will turn it off at night! Or is this a national rule applying to all XE IBOCs on AM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search around sunrise Oct 24, 1242-1244 UT, finds only 972 from the NW, weaker 738 from the west. Likely the sesquimegawatt HLCA, KBS in Korea South, and 20 kW Tahiti, respectively (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                            Comment


                            • #59
                              Domestic MW DX to Enid OK, October 19-25, 2012

                              All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only; 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

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

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

                              ** CANADA. 1610, Oct 22 at 0547, Spanish ad in dólares, NE/SW, enough to compete with KATZ 1600 IBOC noise if sidetuned to 1608, so it`s CHHA Toronto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                              ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Friday Oct 19 at 0500, KGWA Enid keeps right on modulating with Fox `News`, so no hole to DX tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Sunday Oct 21 at 0500, KGWA Enid stops modulating after ID. Under open carrier I at first hear mostly Spanish music, then some English talk before KGWA blasts back on at 0505 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Monday Oct 22 at 0500, KGWA Enid dead air pause, mainly occupied by ABC News with an echo, so KMA and WERC? Ads amid included 800 numbers: at 0502, 1—888-987-3232; and at 0504, 1-800-895-8835. These lead to : ADT Security Services; and no clear hit. I suppose they were national ads anyway with no local clues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 960, UT Tuesday October 23 at 0500, KGWA Enid again fails to transmit dead air for five minutes, instead continued with Fox `News`, so no DXing under it tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Wed Oct 24 at 0500-0505, KGWA Enid is dead air again, and this time in its null mainly hearing bluesy music, so suspect WABG in Greenwood MS with this format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Thursday Oct 25 at 0500-0505, local KGWA`s dead-air Fox-hole again causes me to null the remaining strong carrier, and strain to hear anything else: quite a mix of signals, but one slightly dominant is bluesy music, presumably WABG in Mississippi (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Oct 23 at 0557 UT, KOKP Perry has again lost programming, dead air only, but producing a SAH probably with KDKA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Oct 20 at 1840 UT, weak open carrier is still on the air from the direxion of KEOR Sperry/Catoosa/Tulsa, but no Spanish music modulation, unlike yesterday when I told Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa about it, and he replied:

                              ``Presumed KEOR-1120 on with Spanish language vocal music, no voice ID or other announcements between songs 1955-2020Z 19 OCT 12. Listening now (2235Z 19 OCT 12) and still on with Spanish language vocals. Just heard what sounded like a quick "Radio Mejor" "ID" in Spanish 2238Z 19 OCT 12 but not sure since it caught me off-guard...``

                              Bruce Winkelman also reminds us about KJMP 1340 Sand Springs, which at one time was duplicating KEOR: ``KJMU-1340 is permanently off-air from what I saw a while back on the radio-info.com site (I think they have been renamed??). In response to a post about KJMU, someone locally with knowledge of the situation said that the new owner of the property that housed the transmitter/antenna tore down the building and sold the electronics for scrap. Can't vouch for the accuracy of that statement but they are certainly not on the air.``
                              (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Oct 21 at 1232 UT, tell-tale het, subaudible, upon KMOX amounting to 76/minute = 1.27 Hz, and it loops toward KEOR which I therefore assume is still on the air without modulating. Official KEOR sunrise in Oct is 1230 UT, Nov at 1300, so maybe just turned on. I had not noticed any SAH on KMOX in the nightmiddle. On Oct 18 when I first heard KEOR reactivated, the SAH was exactly 1 Hz, but definitely more than that now (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              Glenn, I've been checking 1120 off and on all weekend and found strong OC at various times during the day with no programming from presumed KEOR. Still OC as I type 1737CDT 21OCT12 (Bruce Winkelman, Tulsa, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Oct 21 at 1911 UT check, KEOR is still on the air per DF toward Sperry, but just unmodulated carrier. Oct 22 at 1247 UT, still/again OC over KMOX at the moment, but the latter regains a bit (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              Checked 1120 yesterday on the way to work and today before leaving. Presumed KEOR-1120 on with open carrier, no programming 1305-1310Z 22 and 23OCT12, weak KMOX in the background. May try for a "s/on" tomorrow since I'm off (Bruce Winkelman, Tulsa, OK, Oct 23, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              Glenn, no sign of presumed 1120-KEOR OC this morning at first check at 1309Z 24OCT12, still nothing at 1330Z, only a very weak KMOX (Bruce Winkelman, Tulsa, OK, Oct 24, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              KEOR 1120 carrier is no longer heard by me or Bruce Winkelman the morning of October 24, as it apparently goes back to dormancy, having proven it still exists and can transmit if it cares to (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 1380, Oct 23 at 1920 UT, as I am transporting another rodent to squirrel-haven, I find that some 10 km north of Enid is far enough away for the caradio to hear KMUS with Mexican music, despite splatter from local 1390 KCRC, which itself is on the N side of Enid. Therefore I claim a logging of this station which is now licensed to Sperry, north of Tulsa, and per NRC AM Log is called ``Radio Las Américas``.

                              KMUS was originally named for its original city, MUSkogee, then meant MoUSe as in Radio Disney, and now surely means MUSica. KMUS daytime pattern pushes it mostly SSE unnecessarily toward ex-COL Muskogee, while KCRC goes WNW, and I may have been in a slight null from it. KMUS now has a 6-tower array somewhat south of Sperry which I believe we saw on the way to visit the KEOR 1120 site 3.7 years ago.

                              ** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 19 at 1943 UT check, KOKB Blackwell is still off the air. Oct 20 at 1840, it`s back, with local Kay-county ad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                              ** U S A. 540, Oct 24 at 0530 UT, ``Kisses Don`t Lie`` C&W song, Hank Williams? 0532, ``AM 540, KWMT, country music and a whole lot more``. Dominating frequency from NE/SW; where`s XEWA, CBK and all the rest? Unusual to hear Fort Dodge like this in the clear at night. Both day- and the much tinier night-pattern favor the south, 5000/170 watts; maybe really on day facilities? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 710, Oct 23 at 1207 UT, KCMO Kansas City MO, ``now on FM 103.7``, another big AM station which thinx that`s not enough. But FM is not new: already in NRC AM Log 2012 as of last August at latest. Opening local `KCMO Morning Show` with Greg-somebody who is anti-Obama, of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 720, Oct 19 at 1959 UT, weak signal on caradio talking about Chicago, so WGN, which could be either groundwave or skywave, which was already starting to show higher in the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 880, Oct 25 at 1206 UT, Spanish with several AC 713 phone numbers, loops somewhat east of south, vs KRVN. So it`s KJOZ Conroe TX, religious rimshotter into Houston (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 930, Oct 22 at 0531 UT, WKY OKC is more easily nulled than usual, and there is something in English quite readable at that position: ``Relevant Radio``, with item about an open house Oct 24 at St. James Hospital; then addresses mentioned in River Forest, Willowbrook, Catholic Charities, relevantradio.com --- direct searches go right to WAUR in Sandwich IL, near Chicago, and
                              http://relevantradio.com/about-us/stations
                              confirms it`s the only 930 station they have, originating out of Green Bay, apparently. NRC AM Log shows night power 4.2 kW is axually more than day power of 2.5 kW, but night pattern is even more direxional north toward G.B., so would hardly expect it to occupy the WKY null way down here to the SW in OK. Is it out of whack, nondirexional perhaps? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 950, Oct 25 at 1212 UT, local news, at least three mentions of Jefferson City, including ``here in Jefferson City`` so I`m confident it`s KWOS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 960, UT Sat Oct 20 at 0503, tune-in late to find this is another Fox-hole from KGWA open carrier; at 0504 ABC News cutaway to KMA AM & FM ID, first time I have heard them do this: so definitely Shenandoah, IA penetrating my local before its modulation blasted back on at 0505 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 1010, Sunday Oct 21 at 1230 UT, ``Arizona`s Christian Station, KXXT`` and another ID in passing, all in English this time. Atop CCI from another gospel huxter in English, presumably 50 kW KXEN St Louis; and KXXT is surely on 15 kW day power already when the sun is just barely rising in OK, let alone Tolleson AZ far to the west, instead of 250 watt night power. FCC AM Query does not have anything about a PSRA in KXXT`s Correspondence file (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 1010, Oct 24 at 0615 UT, Spanish religious dramatization, from E-W, dominating frequency tho I could hear a Mexican in its null, q.v. Surely the bilingual KXXT Tolleson AZ as heard at various other times previously, and suspiciously strong despite 250 watt night power vs 15000 day power. And it`s still night when heard again at 1245 UT, ads and religious announcements in Spanish concerning AZ, with 602 and 623 area codes, Phoenix, Fiesta de Sabores at an Avondale restaurán. A slow SAH with something, probably KXEN St Louis which despite being eastward tends to take over the frequency later after sunrise here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 1060, Oct 24 at 1248 UT, Spanish sports talk from E/W, about Argentina, and Argentine accent included; have to avoid KNX IBOC by side-tuning to 1062. Fade at 1252, but back stronger at 1255; 1256 ID as ESPN Deportes Radio, 1257 less IBOC noise now and into a song, 1300 ID I could not catch but followed by news about Chihuahua. ESPN Deportes operates in Argentina, Mexico, USA and some other countries, but there is no real Mexican on 1060 except XEEP in the DF. Suspect this is really KXPL El Paso TX, which funxions as a Mexistation, and is even in Cantú as
                              1060 KXPL Radio NET 1060 Cd. Juárez, Chih. (El Paso, TX) 10,000 D

                              Its sister station really is all-Mexican on 1490, XECJC, and on the Radio Net website we find that there *is* an ESPN Deportes connexion, but apparently not full-time programming from it, e.g.:
                              http://www.radionet1490.com.mx/Programas.php?SHOWID=9
                              As usual, ESPN Deportes website is no help at all in locating affiliates anywhere:
                              http://espndeportes.espn.go.com

                              NRC AM Log 2012 does not include ESPN Deportes for it, but KXPL is Spanish news/talk in general, on the air from 1200 UT until sunset, and altho 10 kW after sunrise, it has a PSRA for 500 watts. FCC says official October sunrise is not until 1315 UT; November, 1330. But even before 1300, this sounds more like 10 kW than 500 watts.

                              It`s also unusual that ``three watt`` 1060, KIJN Farwell TX on another NM border is not the dominant sunrise signal here with Spanish hymns (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 1180, Oct 25 at 1216 UT, Spanish sports discussing European fútbol, so likely ESPN Deportes network, loops NNW/SSE, and surely the only one listed in NRC AM Log, KGOL in Humble TX (Houston market), 50/3 kW, but must have just surged to day power at official October sunrise 1215 (November: 1245). Had SAH and CCI from hard to null Yahoo Sports Radio ``48 hours a day`` in English from opposite KZOT Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 1190, Oct 24 at 1303 UT, ``San Antonio Rose``, then ID as ``1190 AM, K#QZ, another hour of cool country``. Loops WSE/ENE, i.e. KQQZ DeSoto MO --- St Louis market, address in Belleville IL per NRC AM Log, and it`s really ``Killer country``, day power 10 kW now in effect; direxional to the southwest, close enough for here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              ** U S A. 1470, Oct 24 at 1308, weather and ``WMBD News``, ``1470 WMBD``, i.e. Peoria IL, news/talk station which has somehow held on to its heritage calls until the present, and one of those post-sunrise eastward skips before D-layer builds up to block it. Day pattern is NNW/SSE but no deep nulls to the sides so we can get it like this:
                              http://transition.fcc.gov/ftp/Bureau...3273-22108.pdf
                              (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                              UNIDENTIFIED. 530, Oct 19 at 2000 UT, on caradio 10 miles N of Enid, weak but readable ID for KEC59 Wichita, NOAA Weather Radio, 162.55 MHz, from Mid-Continent Airport, but unknown site for the 530 relay, previously found to be unlisted. I have e-mailed NWR to enquire about it. Still suspect Kansas Turnpike Authority near the OK border (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              Re the 530 kHz relay of NOAA Weather Radio, KEC59, Wichita: I got this reply from Robert Payton of NOAA: ``The station is located in north east part of Wichita near intersection of hwy 81 and 96. If you are on radio it is a function of the radio station not the National Weather Service``. But I am not sure if he is really referring to the location of 530 kHz or 162.55 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. 1100, Oct 19 at 1957 UT, hymns, usual marginal daytime groundwave signal from KKLL Webb City MO, in the SW corner, but also a fast SAH and some audible CCI, on caradio 10 miles N of Enid. What could the understation be, with skywave starting to funxion? Not many choices: KNZZ Grand Junxion CO, 50 kW; KDRY Alamo Heights (San Antonio) TX, 11 kW, both non-direxional in daytime in the +500-600+ mile range; surely not WTAM Cleveland OH at almost twice the distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. 1300, Oct 20 at 0551, ``por su dolorosa pasión`` catechisms alternating with someone saying something else --- just like we hear on 7555 WEWN`s `Por la luz de la luna`, and in fact, this sounds the same altho not synchronized, and it`s not the primary unxuous announcer we usually hear, weekend off? So where`s the EWTN Spanish affiliate on 1300? The only one on their list at
                              http://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.asp
                              is WCKI in Greer SC, which NRC AM Log shows with 94 watts at night. I don`t believe I would be getting it even if it were on 1 kW day power. This loops WSW/ENE. In the Log I look for other EWTN affils on 1300 but find none; how about merely SS:REL? WNQM Nashville of course, the AM appendage of WWCR, which part of the time is in Spanish as Radio Vida, but the church in Nashville sponsoring that does not appear to be Catholic, and WNQM`s 5 kW night signal is beamed away from here.

                              KLAR Laredo TX is SS:REL with 80 watts at night; and KKUB Brownfield TX (near Lubbock) is too, with 120 watts. Is it Catholic? Yes! in this directory: http://www.intermirifica.net/entity.aspx?Id=4877
                              and the direxion fits, so KKUB is the tentative source even if R. Católica Mundial doesn`t know about it.

                              The only Mexican from that direxion is XEP Juárez, Radio Trece, which inbooms here on 38 kW daypower before sunrise, but in the nightmiddle it better be only 200 watts. Basically news format, so unlikely to switch to Catholic, but no program schedule or local website available to be linked from the group (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. 1440, Oct 25 at 0538 UT, sports talk with an echo, the main station looping NE/SW and surely WGEM Quincy IL, and it is same as on KSTP 1500, i.e. ESPN. There are more than half a dozen affiliates elsewhere in the NRC AM Log, from CA, to TX to OH, PA, NY, MA and ME, none of which look very likely, many with very low nite powers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. 1540, Oct 19 at 1954 UT, CCI from at least two stations, on caradio 10 miles N of Enid; unusual in daytime. Closest are three little daytimers, two in Kansas, one in Arkansas, plus 32 kW KZMP in The Metroplex but with null to the north. It`s less than a sesquihour after local mean noon at 1832 UT, but skywave must be kicking in already as the midday sun slides lower and lower. Another possibility, or even a probability, is KXEL in Iowa which is habitually one of the first distant skywave signals to kick in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                              UNIDENTIFIED. 1610, Oct 19 at 1954 UT, big hum here, on caradio about 10 miles N of Enid after trapping and releasing another squirrel, (and saving oodles of pecans for ourselves!). Probably Great Salt Plains State Park TIS, which has long been neglected, allowed to deteriorate without being turned off, altho I don`t recall such a strong signal from them before this far away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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                                Mostly Mexican MW DX to Enid OK, October 26-November 1, 2012

                                All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only.

                                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 [and non]. 540, Oct 26 at 0514, amid CCI I catch a mention in Spanish of ``90.5 FM`` from the west, i.e. it`s a match for XETX again, Cantú:
                                540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250. The main CCI was C&W music, presumably KWMT Fort Dodge IA again with its resurgent night signal. On daytime groundwave, it`s under KDFT with a 1.5 Hz SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** MEXICO [and non]. 570, Oct 30 at 0535 UT tune in, full ID at odd time from XEBJB with address, etc., mixing with C2C on presumed KLIF (which at mid-hour has a musical break, now ``Time After Time``). Per Cantú:
                                570 XEBJB Radio 570 Monterrey, N.L. 5,000 500
                                (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** MEXICO. 710, Oct 31 at 1244 UT, 16 para las 6, TC on La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, XEDP, so this part of Chihuahua is back on UT-7 since Oct 28 (while Juárez and other border areas keep UT-6 along with USA for another week). Usual dominant signal just before sunrise here, so can`t be sunrise yet there, nor can it be night power of 100 watts as in WRTH. Furthermore it`s hard to believe that day power is only 7000 watts; anyhow, it really gets out on skywave.

                                Just before this, I heard a 720 station in Spanish talk programming auto-proclaim the time at 1240 UT as 6:40, so probably XEJCC in Ciudad Juárez, on the border and hostage to US DST dates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** MEXICO. 720, Oct 27 at 1250 UT, discussing and playing music of Guadalajara. Altho there are 2 or 3 other XEs I`ve heard on 720, I am tempted to pick this one from Cantú which is in Jalisco, and obviously musical: 720 XEQZ Ritmo 720 San Juan de los Lagos, Jal. 1,000 400.
                                Guadalajara sunrise 1254, Enid SR right now, 1250 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                ** MEXICO. 880, Oct 27 at 0513 UT from southwest, Spanish educational or at least so during PSAs about patriomonio cultural, hidografía, on to music, dominating frequency but SAH. It`s likely one of these three as heard before, per Cantú:

                                880 XEV Radio Fórmula + FM 101.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
                                880 XETC Kiuu + FM 91.1 Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000
                                880 XEPNK Milenio Radio + FM 103.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 2,000

                                880, Oct 27 at 1225 UT, discussion about la guerra para la paz, Albert Einstein revealed he didn`t believe in god; mentions Coahuila, Torreón. Not necessarily the same one heard earlier, but now it`s surely XETC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

                                UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search, Oct 31 at 1248-1252 UT: JBA on 774, 828, 882, 1008, 1098, 1566. 1566 was strongest, and hoped for some audio; 1098 suspected to be a receiver birdie or local source instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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