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  • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, July 13-26, 2020

    All times and dates strictly UT!

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

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

    All my MW DX reports starting August 2011
    are archived in this forum with open access:
    http://www.wtfda.org/forums/forum/am...-hauser/page56

    Yes, I know MW starts at 300 kHz, but include LW
    beacons below that for sake of completeness.
    Some MW items include monitoring and comments by others besides me.

    I also have enjoyed some FM DX, considered off-topic in some lists,
    to be detailed in my all-band log report roundups:
    http://worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html
    July 25 at 1957-2056 from GA, FL, TX, Yucatan, Coahuila;
    also obs of fringe KS and OK stations

    ** CANADA. 248-MCW kHz, July 23 at 0633 UT, ND beacon dash and WG,
    which is 1000 watts from Winnipeg. Good to hear a Canadian again on
    LW; some storm noise but lower than usual as nothing lightning much in
    the Great Center of America, just scattered spots further to the west
    and east. Also logged several from USA; Q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 251-MCW, July 18 at 0449 UT, ND beacon AM is JBA, 100 watts
    from AMarillo TX, the only extrastatal one audible, but I am surprised
    the storm noise level be low enough to allow this, considering how
    high it is on lower SW bands. Maybe the magloop antenna is to thank,
    as most of the time I am tuning LW on the longwire. But no CanadYans
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. ND beacons audible now that storm noise level has
    diminished, July 23 at 0633-0640 UT:

    251-MCW, AM, 100 watts from Amarillo TX
    326-MCW, MA, 400 watts from Midland TX
    332-MCW, IC, 400 watts from Wichita KS --- QRM from a weaker, CZX?
    Nothing similar listed fits at dxinfocentre.com --- but there it is at
    classaxe.com which digs deeper:
    CZX Crosbyton TX, power unknown. Where`s that? Just east of Lubbock
    and south of Floydada
    341-MCW, OIN, 25 watts from Oberlin KS, in absence of Enid`s EI; but
    even when EI is on, OIN can be audible too
    353-MCW, LI, 400 watts from Little Rock AR; vs 350 RG in OKC, when
    tuned first to 351-USB.

    Another check 1349-1353 after sunrise but maybe some skywave remain:
    293-MCW, FBY, 25 watts from Fairbury NE
    404-MCW, HU, 25 watts from Hutchinson KS; tuned to 402-USB
    See also CANADA; OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** CANADA. 332-MCW kHz, July 24 at 0609, NDB dash and QT, 1000 watts
    from Thunder Bay, Ont., overcoming nearby 400-watt IC in WIChita KS

    335-MCW kHz, July 24 at 0610, ND beacon dash and YLD barely copiable
    vs HSNL, i.e. 1000 watts from Chapleau, Ont., which is between Timmins
    and Sault Ste Marie (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW, July 23 at 0632 & 1349 UT, NO signal from local
    Woodring Airport, Enid NDB, EI. Easy go, easy come? {Still off July 26}
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

    ** U S A. 379-MCW kHz, July 24 at 0612 UT, ND beacon RUE, 25 watts
    from Russellville AR; not many in the adjacent-state region arriving
    tonight except this (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also CANADA

    ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW, July 18 at 0455 UT, NDB PN in Ponca City is off
    the air; instead getting splash from NAVTEX on 518, I am not equipped
    to identify but the closest one appears to be NMG New Orleans.

    The other usual Okies, 255-SW Stillwater, 341-EI Enid, and 350-RG Will
    Rogers WA OKC, are still audible; plus 251-AMarillo TX, see USA (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW, July 21 at 0623 UT check, NDB PN at Ponca City
    is still OFF (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

    515-MCW, July 23 at 0640 UT, however, PN in Ponca City is back after
    missing a few days (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

    ** U S A. 657 & 683 kHz, July 18 at 0457, peaks of IBOC noise, which
    means it`s back on 670 WSCR Chicago. But not surrounding sibling
    station 780 WBBM. This reference does not show it back on WSCR since
    2019:
    http://www.topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html

    Background on this and one of our WOR-supporting friends, William
    Hassig. After I mentioned no IBOC bothering SPAIN on 684 kHz, on April
    4, 2020, Tom Jasinski wrote from Joliet:

    ``Glenn: The IBOC for WSCR 670 and WBBM 780 has been off for over a
    month now. Both stations now share the same tower.``

    On May 9, William Hassig, Mount Prospect IL, explained:

    ``Combined 670/780 site. I'm fine, thanks. In a recent WOR I heard
    that WBBM 780 is now on the same tower with WSCR 670. Last week I
    drove west on Golf road (IL58) to Martingale road and turned south. I
    drove past the WGN 720 transmitter site with its main rower and self
    supporting spare tower. Martingale rd becomes Rohlwing road at that
    point. I continued south past the former WBBM 780 site and not only
    was everything gone but the property had been sold and a commercial
    building was being constructed. I continued south to Army Trail road
    and headed west past the WSCR 670 site. Its main tower is taller than
    needed for the 670 frequency and on top is a multibay antenna for
    Spanish language WLEY 107.9 FM. I took with me an old "el cheapo" TRF
    radio with one gang tuning that I had picked up free as a loss leader
    at Montgomery Ward many years ago. It is basically an amplified
    crystal set with resonant ferrite antenna. I tuned it to 720 before
    leaving home and left it there. As I passed the 670/780 site both
    stations came out of the radio. In front of the old brick building was
    a small SUV with the 780 logo on it. I looked on Google earth and it
    still shows the old 780 site.``

    Then, from him on July 10:

    ``Hello everybody, I'm home after an unplanned 29 day odyssey. On the
    afternoon of Thursday 11 June I was riding my bicycle south on the
    sidewalk on the east side of a 4 lane street. As I was riding across a
    cross street on the crosswalk some southbound doofus made a sudden
    left turn in front of me in his van. I collided with his drivers side
    door and the rest of the van did a number on me. I had a gash on the
    right rear of my scalp and I was knocked out immediately before I hit
    the pavement. I woke up in the hospital in a cat scan device then they
    took x-rays and found that I had a broken scapula in my right
    shoulder. On Friday 12 June they sent me across the street to a
    nursing home where I needed help doing just about everything. On
    Friday 19 June they transported me back to the hospital at 6am to have
    an operation where they put in a metal plate. That afternoon they
    transported me back to the nursing home for more physical and
    occupational therapy. I was just released to go home today at 11am.
    Now I have to use a cane to walk. Anyway, that is where I was all this
    time.``

    Our best wishes to Bill for a full recovery (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 670, July 24 at 0619 UT check, NO IBOC noise from WSCR
    Chicago infesting 657 & 683 kHz, and may this ever be so (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A [and non]. 1090, July 21 at 0601 UT, dead air from KAAY
    Little Rock, just like happened months ago night after night, but had
    not checked for it lately: automation fails to fill a news-hole.

    This makes it easier to DX other 1090 stations, nulling KAAY. I am
    expecting XEAU Monterrey NL as used to be primary and may be in mix
    now, but also something in English, song refrain, ``No, he`s my
    brother``, probably an hymn. Closest other candidates are KMXA Aurora
    CO, but is it still ``regional Mexican`` as in radio-locator.com? and
    500 watts at night? Or KEXS Excelsior Springs [Kansas City] MO, EWTN
    English but zero watts at night? KEXS at 300 miles can make it here in
    a quiet daytime. Or??? 0605 gospel music modulation comes back on from
    the ESE, LR AR. KAAY may give us more DA chances, also perhaps at
    other hourtops (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** MEXICO [and non]. 1090, July 23 at 0600 UT, once again KAAY Little
    Rock AR drops to dead air, so I amplify the opportunity and also null
    it for what else may right-angly audiblize: Spanish, timecheck for 1
    AM, brief announcement mentions milenio.com but I don`t hear a
    specific ID. The IRCA Mexican Log has lots of details about each
    station but does not mention milenio in connexion with this or any
    1090 station. In fact ``milenio`` does not appear once in the huge
    file, so such info is beyond its scope.

    Wikipedia however soon confirms this: ``XEAU-AM is a radio station on
    1090 AM in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It is owned by Multimedios Radio and
    carries Milenio Radio along with sister station XHFMTU-FM 103.7
    HD3.``

    ToH is not for news on either station; XEAU plays music, first a
    familiar instrumental non-Mexican song, and then 0603 one in English
    before KAAY remodulate at 0605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
    2044)

    ** MEXICO [non]. 1090, July 24 at 0601 UT, KAAY Little Rock no longer
    dead air but filling the news hole with a string of PSAs for suicide,
    MS, veterans, etc., etc. So our fun is over for now, but worth
    periodic rechecking, also at other hourtops. Even nulled not getting
    much of anything from XEAU tonight. IRCA Mexican Log editor Tim Hall
    replies to my previous report:

    ``Reports coming out of Monterrey in recent months (on some Mexican
    radio groups I belong to on Facebook) have said that XEAU has been
    jumping back and forth between "FM Tu" //XHFMTU-103.7 and "Milenio
    Radio"/"Milenio Noticias." There is speculation that they are just
    about ready to turn off the AM. In my annual Border Inn sessions (last
    October, a couple months after the deadline for the Mex Log) they were
    indeed using Milenio Radio slogan. 73 Tim``

    Could it be gone for good? I thought AMs were more likely to survive
    in major cities where FM bands are full (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1090, July 26 at 0600 UT, KAAY Little Rock ID as a Cumulus
    station but again no dead air, just filling with a PSA string; nulling
    it hears somethings but can`t tell if XEAU, and nothing in Chinese,
    but heads up on the WOR iog:

    ``Glenn, for your monitoring of activity on 1090: If you hear Chinese
    programming, it would be coming from KULF in Bellville, Texas,
    targeting the Houston market. Although a daytimer, it has been
    recently noted operating at night, though I haven't checked the past
    few days. Directional pattern towards the Gulf, but some RF may escape
    elsewhere. The Chinese programming has been said to originate with
    some CRI related entity, but I have been unable to verify this.
    Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1280, July 14 at 2132 UT, KSOK Arkansas City KS amid music
    with slogan ``From Motown to the British Invasion, the place to be is
    103-3``. Huh? Am I tuned to wrong frequency? No, 1280 has just become
    an unannounced appendage of paltry translator K277CK, which is
    *supposed* to be secondary to the primary AM license. WTFDA Database
    shows a different slogan, ``The Mixx AM 1280 and K277CK 103.3``. NRC
    AM Log of last year showed ``The Mixx 103.3`` with CLR = classic rock
    format: does that correlate completely with slogan I heard? Years ago
    it was in AM stereo but I can`t tell now; NRC does not show it as $.

    {And how do they pronounce a double-x as opposed to only one?}

    While we`re at it, look at the few more AM stations around here with
    at least mostly music format and a decent daytime groundwave signal:

    780, KSPI Stillwater OK, rock, ``Pete 94.3``, named for OSU mascot
    Pistol Pete, not exactly politically correct altho he`s a Cowboy.
    Branded for a translator of course as the real KSPI-FM is separate on
    93.7 {not 93.9 as in original report; it was 93.9 but a few years ago
    moved to 93.7 to accommodate the gospel huxter drop-in to Watonga}.

    860, KKOW Pittsburg KS, C&W/polka, also IDs, secondarily! as 97.5 in
    Joplin (MO) --- per WTFDA FM Database, that`s really K248DR, CoL
    Warsaw MO, not Joplin. NRC AM Log did not show any FM. The real
    KKOW-FM is separate, 96.9 in Pittsburg. Not with an -h.

    Wait a minute: Warsaw is nowhere near Joplin, with 250 watts could not
    possibly serve that city; Warsaw is 101 miles to the NE, closer to
    Sedalia than Springfield, let alone Joplin. FCC FM Query has no such
    station in Warsaw, nor that callsign anywhere. It does have a
    different 97.5 translator in Joplin, K258BF without saying what it
    translates!

    But wait another minute: 97.5 is channel 248, not 258, so call as
    displayed by FCC, K258BF is wrong. Possibly it was a move-in from
    Warsaw? 258 would have been 99.5. Proper new callsigns for translators
    changing frequency/city often lag behind the moves. A lot of
    tail-wag-the-dog, AM-gotta-be-on-FM translator acquisitions are
    accomplished by moving an existing license in from somewhere else
    rather than starting from scratch.

    900, KSGL Wichita KS, part NOStalgia, part gospel huxterism; it`s
    IBOC, but too weak to hear much buzz aside 900 here.

    1070, KFTI Wichita KS, C&W, listed by NRC as $tereo and I know it used
    to be; not listed for being significantly off-frequency-minus; as of
    last October, mwoffsets had it on 1069.9773 --- no problem in the
    daytime here, but at night its LAH is an annoyance to KNX et al.

    1600, KUSH Cushing OK, Americana and talk. My favorite among the
    bunch. With 5 kW ND daytime, radio-locator shows Enid, OKC and Tulsa
    are all just beyond the distant contour but well within the fringe.

    Everything else on daytime MW here is talk of some sort in English or
    Spanish. I am not aware of any ``liberal`` or ``progressive``
    stations. Gospel huxters of course may include some religious music
    (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1680+, July 20 at 0612 UT, dead air open carrier looping
    NE/SW, vs C&W from KRJO Monroe LA to the SE. I figure it`s probably
    WPRR Ada MI, which recently went ``off`` the air. I didn`t normally
    get WPRR well enough to listen to, KRJO dominant. These make fast SAH
    against each other, the NE one on the upper side. MWoffsets shows:

    ``1680 1680.0106 KRJO (Monroe, LA) [1679.9930-] 24h 2020-02-13
    1680 1680.0167 WPRR (Ada, MI) [1680.0137-1680.02] 2019-11-08
    unstable, swinging from 1680.018 to 1680.022``

    But I would say this time they were at least 20 Hz = .020 apart.

    I asked Michiganders about this:

    ``Hi Harold & Kenneth, Last night at 0612+ UT I had an open carrier on
    1680 looping NE/SW, vs Monroe to the SE, and the NE one was slightly
    higher in frequency, making fast SAH. I figure it was probably WPRR
    transmitter. Could you check out whether it`s on the air with OC?
    Glenn``

    Kenneth Vito Zichi replies quickly:

    ``I would guess your assumption about the open carrier is correct.
    Jack Amelar in Lowell (near Grand Rapids and in a far better location
    to tell than either Harold or I) sent an email on Friday:

    "Tonight, 1680 is on with dead carrier. I can barely hear WTTM(p)
    under. Tuned into dead carrier at 0015 July 18. At oo26 "Hood" music
    pops in, heard an ID 88.? The Ride, back to Hood Music. at 0037 dead
    carrier again and still dead at 0140.

    And FWIW, somewhat related article "Goodrich Quality Theaters will
    reopen after being bought out of bankruptcy"

    https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/07/g...ankruptcy.html

    73 Jack NY8D"`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1680+, July 24 at 0558 UT, fast SAH as before between KRJO
    Monroe LA to the SE and presumed WPRR Ada MI to the NE, no longer open
    carrier but playing different musix, new format ``The Ride`` as
    reported by Jack Amelar quoted in last report. Surely a call change
    will be forthcoming as no longer Public Reality Radio (Glenn Hauser,
    OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1680, another late night I was not hearing the open carrier
    from presumed WPRR, but meanwhile this reply about it from Jack
    Amelar, July 24:

    ``WPRR 1680 Ada, MI --- Glenn, I am copying you what I am sending to
    the MARE (Michigan Area Radio Enthusiasts) tip sheet about WPRR 1680
    Ada/Grand Rapids MI. I hope you find it at least somewhat informative,
    and as always, you may reprint any or all if you wish.
    73 Jack NY8D

    So here’s what I have observed in the past week with 1680 WPRR Ada /
    Grand Rapids.

    1680 WPRR Ada, MI, 0015 July 18, 555 AM EE --- Back on with dead
    carrier to 0026 when R&B music pops in, ID “The Ride” then dead
    carrier again at 0037 to 0145 when I quit for the night. Next morning
    check at 1340 still dead carrier and again 0505 July 19, 1700 July 20
    + subsequent checks.

    0333 July 22, back on with R&B music, 0336 YL voice “WPRR Grand
    Rapids”. 0347 ID YL voice “102.5 The Ride”. 102.5 is LPFM W273DD
    located in Alpine Twp just NW of Grand Rapids. 1348 YL ID “WPRR 102.5
    FM The Ride Ada-Grand Rapids”

    July 23 1308, on air, 2239 off air, 2347 WTTM Philadlphia fading in.
    Found the a website about the new WPRR-AM [1]
    “Welcome to 102.5 The Ride, Find all the information of this radio
    station here very soon!”

    And their Facebook page, [2] "102.5 The Ride R&B Station. Grand Rapids
    M.I. We are back! Steve Harvey, DJ Z Tyrone and Portia Bynum and The
    Legendary Commissioner Robert S, Womack! Black Radio at it's finest.
    Black Media Matters.”

    Radioinsight [3] reports, “95.3 LPFM W237CZ Grand Rapids sold to Grand
    Valley State University now relays 88.5 WGVU-FM Allendale. 90.1
    WPRR-FM Clyde Twp (NW of Allegan and FWIW very close to the now remote
    controlled FCC Allegan monitoring station-JA) continues Public Reality
    Radio.”

    For WPRR-FM it appears the website [4] remains but needs updating.

    As far as the Movie Theater side of Goodrich Theaters and
    Broadcasting, according to Wikipedia [5], “In July 2020, Mason Asset
    Management, Namdar Realty, and VIP Cinemas purchased Goodrich Quality
    Theaters under the name Goodrich Theater Newco”

    [1] https://www.radioking.com/radio/102-5-the-ride
    [2] https://www.facebook.com/1025-The-Ri...09255857531096
    [3]
    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...-grand-rapids/
    [4] http://www.publicrealityradio.org/
    [5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodrich_Quality_Theaters

    As to who owns or will own WPRR is unclear to me.`` (Jack Amelar,
    Lowell MI via Glenn Hauser, WOR [but too late to include on WOR
    2044])

    ** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2043 monitoring: confirmed starting at 0325
    UT Sun July 19 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20 vs high storm noise
    level, from NM-KS & MN-WI.

    ** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2044 monitoring: confirmed at 0327 midpoint
    until ending at 0342 UT Sun July 26 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, Wentzville MO,
    via Edinburgh IN KiwiSDR, good but with some storm noise.

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

    Comment


    • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, May 11-July 26, 2020

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

      All my MW DX reports starting August
      2011 are archived in this forum with
      open access:
      http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page56

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

      ** U S A [and non]. 1090, July 21 at 0601 UT, dead air from KAAY
      Little Rock, just like happened months ago night after night, but had
      not checked for it lately: automation fails to fill a news-hole.

      This makes it easier to DX other 1090 stations, nulling KAAY. I am
      expecting XEAU Monterrey NL as used to be primary and may be in mix
      now, but also something in English, song refrain, ``No, he`s my
      brother``, probably an hymn. Closest other candidates are KMXA Aurora
      CO, but is it still ``regional Mexican`` as in radio-locator.com? and
      500 watts at night? Or KEXS Excelsior Springs [Kansas City] MO, EWTN
      English but zero watts at night? KEXS at 300 miles can make it here in
      a quiet daytime. Or??? 0605 gospel music modulation comes back on from
      the ESE, LR AR. KAAY may give us more DA chances, also perhaps at
      other hourtops (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

      ** MEXICO [and non]. 1090, July 23 at 0600 UT, once again KAAY Little
      Rock AR drops to dead air, so I amplify the opportunity and also null
      it for what else may right-angly audiblize: Spanish, timecheck for 1
      AM, brief announcement mentions milenio.com but I don`t hear a
      specific ID. The IRCA Mexican Log has lots of details about each
      station but does not mention milenio in connexion with this or any
      1090 station. In fact ``milenio`` does not appear once in the huge
      file, so such info is beyond its scope.

      Wikipedia however soon confirms this: ``XEAU-AM is a radio station on
      1090 AM in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It is owned by Multimedios Radio and
      carries Milenio Radio along with sister station XHFMTU-FM 103.7
      HD3.``

      ToH is not for news on either station; XEAU plays music, first a
      familiar instrumental non-Mexican song, and then 0603 one in English
      before KAAY remodulate at 0605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
      2044)

      ** MEXICO [non]. 1090, July 24 at 0601 UT, KAAY Little Rock no longer
      dead air but filling the news hole with a string of PSAs for suicide,
      MS, veterans, etc., etc. So our fun is over for now, but worth
      periodic rechecking, also at other hourtops. Even nulled not getting
      much of anything from XEAU tonight. IRCA Mexican Log editor Tim Hall
      replies to my previous report:

      ``Reports coming out of Monterrey in recent months (on some Mexican
      radio groups I belong to on Facebook) have said that XEAU has been
      jumping back and forth between "FM Tu" //XHFMTU-103.7 and "Milenio
      Radio"/"Milenio Noticias." There is speculation that they are just
      about ready to turn off the AM. In my annual Border Inn sessions (last
      October, a couple months after the deadline for the Mex Log) they were
      indeed using Milenio Radio slogan. 73 Tim``

      Could it be gone for good? I thought AMs were more likely to survive
      in major cities where FM bands are full (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

      UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic just-barely-audible MW carrier search May
      13; must do this earlier now with earlier sunrises; at 0439: none
      lower than 837, 891=where first noticed, 936(2), 999, 1089, 1107,
      1125, 1152, 1305(2), 1566. Nearest storms are along TX Gulf coast down
      from Houston (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

      UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, July 24 at
      1122-1130: I haven`t done this since March 13 once DST was in effect,
      as I dearly want to sleep past sunrise, staying awake usually until
      0630 or so UT. But I happen to awaken today at 1120 so I risk making a
      check. There might well have been many more instances even in deep
      spring/summer had I searched. Sometimes I use the DX-398 with internal
      ferrite, which allows DFing whether signals be from Asia to the NW or
      Pacific WSW, but this time it`s the R75 for greater gain but E-W
      longwire, so no DFing. Usually both preamps are off to minimize
      overloading, but this time I need at least #1 to get enough signals to
      detect, by 9-kHz step tuning USB at 1 kHz below the channels to hear
      tell-tale 1 kHz hets. LSR today is 1132 UT, and if any on the low end,
      have already outfaded. The rest are just this side of
      imagination-level, and are typical from Pacific rather than Asia,
      altho some could be either:

      738, 774, 828, 837, 855, 882, 936(2 beating), 1017, 1098, 1152, 1161,
      1314, 1566? 936 pair are intriguing: no higher powers than two 10 kW
      eastern Aussies, and a 1 kW NZer. East Asia has 200 kW from China, 50
      from Thailand.

      I don`t get back to sleep by 1200, but keep trying and maybe get a few
      winx past 1300. It shall be another 5 weeks before our SR laten to
      1200 when some NHK timepips might audiblize like in March, but that
      will still be 7 am CDT while I want to keep sleeping (Glenn Hauser,
      OK, WOR)

      Until the next, best of DX and 73 de Glenn

      Comment


      • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, July 27-August 9, 2020

        All times and dates strictly UT!

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

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

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

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

        ** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, August 4 at 0648 UT, ND beacon JYR, which is 25
        watts from York, Nebraska, a new one for me. York is due north of
        Enid, also on US 81, and east of Grand Island. I was near there for
        the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 --- those were the days ---
        and brief ``night`` but I was not checking for NDBs (Glenn Hauser,
        OK, WOR)

        ** CANADA. 346-MCW kHz, July 28 at 0645 UT, NDB dash and YXL, 500
        watts from Sioux Lookout, Ontario; tuned to 344-USB at first but also
        audible on 346.

        362-MCW kHz, July 28 at 0647 UT, NDB dash and SB, 500 watts from
        Greater Sudbury, Ontario; tuned to 361-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** U S A. Despite heavy storms in western Kansas heading this way,
        some ND beacons are audible vs the noise:

        388-MCW kHz, July 27 at 0533 UT, OB --- pretty sure of this ID but no
        matches in either list nor on adjacent frequencies; closest would be
        OK, 388 in Okmulgee OK, 25 watts.

        395-MCW kHz, July 27 at 0542 UT, ULS, 25 watts in Ulysses KS where the
        storms are.

        417-MCW kHz, July 27 at 0543 UT, IY, 25 watts in Charles CItY, Iowa; I
        was tuned to 415-USB.

        420-MCW kHz, July 27 at 0546 UT, PK, 25 watts at Olathe - Herbb KS
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** CANADA. 326-MCW kHz, August 4 at 0644 UT, ND beacon dash and YQK,
        which is 200 watts from Kenora, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** U S A. 329-MCW kHz, July 28 at 0642 UT, NDB PMV, which is 25 watts
        from Plattsmouth NE; QRM from IC 332 Wichita KS.

        347-MCW kHz, July 28 at 0646 UT, NDB AFK, 25 watts from Nebraska City
        NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW, Aug 8 at 0614 UT, Enid`s only ND beacon, EI at
        Woodring Airport, is back! I check for it every night, and only heard
        occasionally OIN from Oberlin KS on 341. EI was first missing on July
        23 so was off for a semimonth, 16 days (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, Aug 9 at 0604 UT, Enid NDB EI is JBA amid
        storm noise: had to listen for a couple minutes to detect it between
        crashes; this local one is always much weaker than the further Okies
        on 255, 350 and 515 kHz. Less QRN at definite recheck 1349 UT. So
        remains on air for a second day after revival, and you may assume
        continuing until I note another absence.

        350-MCW kHz, RG at Will RoGers World Airport, OKC, BTW is not to be
        confused with another RG nearby on 352 kHz, RarotonGa, Cook Islands,
        as the west coast DXers have to be careful (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

        ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW, July 29 at 0606, NDB PN Ponca City is off again;
        and 341-MCW, EI Enid remains off since last report (Glenn Hauser, OK,
        WOR)

        ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, July 30 at 0559, NDB PN in Ponca City is
        back on the air (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

        ** U S A [and non]. 840 kHz, July 28 at 0400 & 0409 UT, WHAS
        Louisville KY is still on. Earlier, Chris Gay tipped the WOR iog that
        WHAS had announced it would go off the air at midnight - 0400 UT - for
        antenna maintenance, duration unknown. I leave a radio on 840 and
        around 0415 WHAS seems gone but others say it was 0417 or 0418 so it
        may have been in a fade a bit before. Then listening closely I hear
        some talk in Spanish, followed by mostly music. #1 suspect is CMHW
        Santa Clara, CUBA. Considerable splash ACI as if from music, but
        unseems from WCCO or KOA. When aimed N/S I get a fast SAH presumably
        involving KVJY in the RGV, also Spanish format, but religion. Not
        rechecked until 0631 when I still hear Spanish stronger, now definitely
        Cuban rhythmic music; 0634 WHAS cuts on about iHeart Radio
        for a few seconds, off again. *0637 WHAS back on again, seemingly to
        stay, in `C2CAM` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** U S A. 1540-, July 27 at 0147 UT, big low het to 1540.0 stations,
        doubtless KGBC Galveston TX doing it again sporadically.

        1560, July 27 at 0147 UT, Vietnamese in the mix but not dominant,
        doubtless KGOW Bellaire TX; both Houston market; vs a Fox Sports Radio
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2045 monitoring: confirmed UT Sun Aug 2
        at 0328 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, about 12 minutes
        into so started circa 0316, nominal 0315. S9+20, remarkably loud and
        clear; we had a small storm earlier but not much storm noise now.

        WORLD OF RADIO 2046 monitoring: confirmed Saturday August 8
        at 1948 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, close to the end at 1951.7
        UT which means it started at 1922.7; incredibly good S6-S8 signal via
        KiwiSDR in Warrenton MO --- that`s because the two towns are only a
        few km apart; after getting no signal via the SDR I mostly used before
        in much further Edinburgh IN. Next item a speech by a ham who is also
        a medical doctor about ham radio and COVID-19; I think the call was
        K0MD, but at qrz.com that one appears to be a full-time ham.

        Also confirmed UT Sunday August 9 at 0421 mid-break on WA0RCR, 1860
        AM, again via the Warrenton MO SDR of KB0FX, but buried in heavy storm
        noise, much worse reception than in the daytime; so started late circa
        0406. I had been checking since 0315. Blitzortung shows a small but
        strong storm right over the St Louis area. After 0421 axually better
        reception faraway here but still noisy.

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

        Comment


        • Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, July 27-August 9, 2020

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

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

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

          UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, August 1 at 0541:
          from low end of band up to 900 at least, no 531 or 891 from Algeria,
          but the only one on 9 kHz steps is 621, surely RNE 300 kW on Tenerife,
          CANARY ISLANDS. It`s almost too late for anything from Europe, but LSR
          there today was 0627 UT, while e.g. in Sevilla, upon the continent
          it`s 0529 UT, if I have correctly converted the confusing listings at
          gaisma.com -- where you will not find a Canary heading under Africa,
          but under Europe: Spain: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, not under T.
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          ** U S A [and non]. 840 kHz, July 28 at 0400 & 0409 UT, WHAS
          Louisville KY is still on. Earlier, Chris Gay tipped the WOR iog that
          WHAS had announced it would go off the air at midnight - 0400 UT - for
          antenna maintenance, duration unknown. I leave a radio on 840 and
          around 0415 WHAS seems gone but others say it was 0417 or 0418 so it
          may have been in a fade a bit before. Then listening closely I hear
          some talk in Spanish, followed by mostly music. #1 suspect is CMHW
          Santa Clara, CUBA. Considerable splash ACI as if from music, but
          unseems from WCCO or KOA. When aimed N/S I get a fast SAH presumably
          involving KVJY in the RGV, also Spanish format, but religion. Not
          rechecked until 0631 when I still hear Spanish stronger, now definitely
          Cuban rhythmic music; 0634 WHAS cuts on about iHeart Radio
          for a few seconds, off again. *0637 WHAS back on again, seemingly to
          stay, in `C2CAM` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, July 27 at 0155:
          nothing lower but a JJBBA het from 891 upon WLS, doubtless the
          Algerian which makes it if any (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          Until the next, best of DX and 73 de Glenn

          Comment


          • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, August 10-23. 2020

            All times and dates strictly UT!

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

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

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

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

            ** CANADA. 248-MCW kHz, Aug 21 at 0555 UT, dash and WG, 1000 watt ND
            beacon from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Only Canadian ever heard among seven
            listed on 248, two of them also a kilowatt, and four of them also with
            2-letter calls lacking a Y- or -Z, but all with a dash of course.

            346-MCW kHz, Aug 21 at 0601, dash and YXL, 500 watt NDB from Sioux
            Lookout, Ontario. It`s way NW of Thunder Bay, not an area we associate
            today with the Sioux First Nation. This does not explain where the
            name came from:

            https://www.northernontario.travel/s...-sioux-lookout
            but a ``Lac Seul`` figures in its history so I wonder if Seul was
            mistaken as ``Sioux``? -- pronounced soo/sue. Such interesting
            learning experiences provided by beacon DXing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** CANADA. Altho there is still some storm noise, Blitzortung shows
            only small spots on fringes of conterminous USA, far from here with
            quietude in the Great Center, so with LW overall noise level abated,
            Aug 18 at 0639-0647 UT I can relog a number of Canadian ND beacons as
            well as Unitedstatesians, q.v.:

            326-MCW, dash and YQK, 200 watts from Kenora, Ontario
            332-MCW, dash and QT under IC Wichita, 1000 watts Thunder Bay, Ont.
            346-MCW, dash and YXL, stronger, 500 watts from Sioux Lookout, Ont.
            366-MCW, dash and YMW, 500 watts from Maniwaki, Quebec
            382-MCW, dash and YPL, 1000 watts from Pickle Lake, Ontario

            In reverse order as I was really downtuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. Lowered LW noise level allows some ND beacon logs again,
            from CANADA, q.v., and, Aug 18 at 0635-0646 UT, in reverse order from
            really tuning downward:

            335-MCW, BV, 25 watts from Batesville - Almond, Arkansas
            347-MCW, AFK, 25 watts from Nebraska City, Nebraska
            365-MCW, AA, 100 watts, Fargo - Harwood, North Dakota, tuned 363-USB
            389-MCW, DDP --- oops, see PUERTO RICO!
            420-MCW, PK, 25 watts from Olathe - Herbb, Kansas
            (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 341-MCW kHz, Aug 13 at 1354 UT in full daytime,
            NDB in Enid, EI is JBA, while OIN Oberlin KS is JJBBA underneath
            (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Aug 18 at 0638 UT, DDP among the US &
            Canadian ND beacons, qq. vv.; it`s 1000 watts from San Juan - Dorado.
            I was tuned to 389-USB. Logged previously, rarely in Jan & March this
            year. 3676 km = 2284 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
            2048)

            ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 11 at 0648 and 1410 UT, NDB PN in Ponca
            City is off again, while the other local-okies remain on 350, 341, 255
            kHz (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

            ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 12 at 1406 UT, NDB PN in Ponca City is
            off; 341-MCW, EI in Enid is on now; earlier at 0623 I could not make
            it out vs HSNL, but traces of OIN in KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 14 at 0600 UT, NDB PN Ponca City is
            still off; 341-MCW, EI Enid is still on (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

            ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 15 at 0626, NDB PN in Ponca
            City is still off; 341-MCW EI in Enid is still on.

            Too much storm noise from KS to detect much else, but two signals seem
            mixing on 420, probably PK in KS and FQ in MN, from previous
            experience, both 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

            ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 17 at 0617, NDB PN Ponca City is still
            off, and 341-MCW kHz, EI Enid JBA is still on (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
            WOR)

            ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 18 at 0634 UT, NDB PN Ponca City is
            still off; 314-MCW EI Enid is still on nearby but JBA (Glenn Hauser,
            Enid, WOR)

            ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 21 at 0601 UT, NDB PN Ponca City still
            off; 341-MCW kHz, EI Enid still on but JJBBA (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
            WOR)

            UNIDENTIFIED. 600 kHz, Aug 12 at 0618 UT, `Coast to Coast AM` from a
            strong station and a weaker one echoing. WMT Cedar Rapids, Iowa, lost
            tower during the derecho, and was reported off the air; it`s normally
            dominant here, lobe aiming thisaway but does not quite make it,
            days.
            https://600wmtradio.iheart.com/conte...gh-wind-storm/
            The other listed C2CAM 600 affiliates in last year`s NRC AM Log are
            KCOL in CO, KTBB in TX and WREC in TN, all of which could also be
            heard here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. 600 kHz, Aug 14 at 0605 UT, ``Newsradio 600, WMT`` ID after
            Fox ``news`` and then local weather, from a TV station; dominant
            signal on its 1.25? kW ND day facility with the direxional nite tower
            downblown by the derecho in Cedarapids IA. I can`t be too sympathetic
            to WMT plight as they spew loathsome Limbaugh and hateful Hannity; but
            a much wider variety of talkshows on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. At 0428 UT Aug 22 I first posted 1070 to several DX groups:

            ``WCSZ DX test from SC, OK to OK --- I am posting before reading
            reports from anyone else about this. On R75 with {100-foot} E-W
            longwire, already aimed in right direxion. 0357 UT Aug 22 tune-in to
            usual jumble of presumed KNX, KFTI and more jumble. 0402 UT: suddenly
            absolutely clear Morse code ID: VVV DE WCSZ, twice or was it thrice?
            No voice IDs or any announcements heard so far. But none needed after
            the above. 0404 UT: Handel`s Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus until 0410.
            Then some other music, no ID heard but may have been lost in QRM. 0412
            tune-out but may recheck later. Unknown how long test runs, on 1070.

            Sometimes atop, generally mixing with news/talk presumed KNX, and
            country music presumed from KFTI Wichita which is low power {1 kW} at
            night, but too close to here and always an annoyance since it`s
            significantly off-frequency-minus. Now {on USB} I have been adjusting
            the PBT to get rid of the LAH if not all of its modulation. Tnx for
            the test. Pse QSL if possible.

            New NRC AM Log says: U4 50000/1500; STA U1 2000/375 - tech issues. U4
            means different direxional patterns day and night. But FCC AM Query
            says ND day, direxional night. NRC Pattern Book 2013 shows ND day
            circular pattern, I think, very crowded map with all those other 1070s
            in the SE. So was this test really ND, and how much power at the
            start? Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn Hauser, P O Box
            1684, Enid OK 73702``

            I did recheck a couple more times just as Morse IDs played again: VVV
            DE WCSZ WCSZ WCSZ, at 0443.5 and 0459.5 UT. Later widely reported as
            far as Norway, and Seattle --- but I bet not much closer to KNX. 1404
            km = 873 stmi from Sans Souci SC to Enid. Greenville market.

            The code IDs were a welcome surprise as earlier publicity said there
            would be no such thing, nor sweep tones, etc. Test committee chairman
            Les Rayburn in AL now says: ``The DX Test was operated by engineer Al
            Hajny. His e-mail address is: alhajny@gmail.com Mr. Hajny has a
            history of being very friendly to DX’ers. Let’s be respectful of that
            relationship. He has not stated if he plans to verify reception
            reports. I know he’s a busy guy, so if he doesn’t respond quickly,
            please be patient`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) So I sent this to him

            ** U S A. 1210, August 10 at 0558 UT, a periodic but vain check for 50
            kW daytimer WJNL in Michigan cheating again; instead I hear a mix of
            Spanish mentions of McAllen, Texas, and Coast-to-Coast-AM. Per last
            year`s NRC AM Log, only 1210 affil is WPHT Philadelphia, while the SS
            is certainly KUBR San Juan, Tejas in the RGV; right now I am not
            hearing KGYN OK either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. Minor DX-pedition to 35 km north of Enid on US 81 to carry
            out AM & FM bandscans, Sunday afternoon Aug 23 from 2140 to 2215 UT,
            on caradio:

            750, at 2140 no KMMJ Grand Island NE, apparently still temporarily off
            by STA pending sale. Has unusual L3 license i.e. almost daytime
            direxional tangent west with 10.5 kW, but used to be JBA here; and
            neighbor 880 KRVN is always audible daytime tnx to the Ogallala
            Aquifer. However at 2208 I can detect a slow SAH of 64/min, slightly
            over 1 Hz apart. The only others nearby are KSEO Durant OK, 220 watt
            daytimer on the other side of the state, very difficult here; and KBNN
            Lebanon center of MO, 5 kW ND daytimer which I have heard several
            times; unless KMMJ really be on but QRP like 1130 KLEY (Glenn Hauser,
            OK, WOR)

            1130, Aug 23 at 2142, I expect silence as KLEY Wellington KS, just
            across from OK, has not been heard at Enid HQ for months, after
            transmitter troubles, and suspected off for good. But now I have JBA
            music, certainly not sportive KWKH Shreveport, which despite 50 kW ND
            daytime does not reach this far some 500 km by groundwave. We drive a
            few km further north, to about a km south of the US 64/60/81
            intersexion, helpfully away from some powerlines, and hear at 2154 a
            partial ID of ``point 3`` and rock song playing just past 2200; 2201,
            ``KLEY 1130 AM and --- 100.3 FM --- wellington.net -- The home of ---
            sports, what capitol of the world``. [Enid disputes that!]

            This is still a really tiny signal, vs many other further loud Kansans
            like 1150 KSAL, 1280 KSOK. KLEY is licensed for 250 watts day, ONE
            WATT night, and I can easily believe this *is* that one watt if not
            whatever the exciter may rate. Their 100.3 FM translator, really
            K262CQ, ``The Wave`` is what counts, and this much ittybitty AM to
            simulcast keeps it legal. Anyway this makes KLEY 1130 quite a DX
            target further away since I can`t even hear it inside Enid.

            OTOH, note my report from 2019y: ``1130, Sept 20 at 1853 UT check,
            KLEY Wellington KS is OFF again. Still off at 1705 UT check Sept 21.
            It had been on since August 26 after a long hiatus since at least May
            3`` --- another scenario is that it really has been totally off and
            just barely turned back on now to keep its license before a full year
            be elapsed. I had never heard it since then.

            1157 & 1183, at 2203, IBOC noise is definitely ON from 1170 KFAQ Tulsa
            at this time, blocking anything possible on 1160 & 1180.

            1370, still no trace of KGNO Dodge City KS at 2205, which I have not
            been able to detect in years, day or night, 5000/230 watts, and
            suspect OFF but it continues to be listed as if active. It would be
            nice if we had someone in Dodge to try to hear it, maybe QRP too? It
            used to be easy to Enid at least SR/SS. I check 1370 whenever I am N/W
            of Enid.

            1440, gospel huxter in English, VP at 2205, must be KEXB University
            Park (Metroplex) TX in its latest incarnation, Relevant Radio, barely
            making it here with 50 kW daytime this high in band, not Topeka.

            On FM, not much of interest and am running out of time, but:

            105.7, at 2214 ``Classic Hits 105.7``, adstring and rock music --- and
            same stuff on 106.1! but with one radio can`t tell whether
            synchronized. 105.7 is 50/50 kW KRDR Alva, while 106.1 is weaker with
            CCI from something else. Nearest ``classic hits`` format if not slogan
            on 106.1 in WTFDA DB is 60/60 kW KYVZ Atwood KS, way up in the NW
            corner beyond Colby. But 100 kW KXKU Lyons KS is closer, in between.
            Other possible 106.1s in OK are KBZI 50/50 kW in Mooreland west of
            here almost Woodward, with ``80s hits`` -- close enough to classic by
            now? and KTGK 100/100 kW Owasso almost Tulsa, country (Glenn Hauser,
            OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2047 contents: Antarctica, Armenia, Belarus
            non, Bhutan, Botswana, Brasil, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Denmark, Germany
            and non, India, Japan, Korea South, Lithuania, Mali, México,
            Netherlands, North America, Scotland non, USA, Vanuatu, Zanzibar;
            RX-666; propagation outlook

            ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2047 monitoring:
            For WA0RCR a nearby KiwiSDR is available:
            http://kb0fxkiwisdr.hopto.org:8073/
            already well heard at 1756 check during extensive ham news sked

            WORLD OF RADIO 2047 monitoring: confirmed Saturday August 15
            starting at 1945 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, VG via nearby Warrenton
            KiwiSDR.

            Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 16 starting at 0323 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO
            again via Warrenton SDR well above noise level.

            WORLD OF RADIO 2048 contents: Antarctica, Austria, Belarus non,
            Canada, China, Congo, Cuba, France, Germany, Kiritimati, Korea South,
            Laos, Madagascar, Mali, México and non, Perú, Puerto Rico, Russia,
            Sudan South non, Tibet, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican; and the propagation
            outlook

            ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2048 monitoring: confirmed Sat Aug
            22 at 2002 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, via KiwiSDR a few km
            away in Warrenton, VG S8 about 4 minutes into so started circa 1958
            instead of nominal 1930.

            Confirmed UT Sun Aug 23 starting at 0326.8 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM via
            Warrenton MO SDR, S5-S8 sufficient vs storm noise level.

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

            Comment


            • Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, August 10-23, 2020

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

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

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

              ** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Aug 18 at 0638 UT, DDP among the US &
              Canadian ND beacons, qq. vv.; it`s 1000 watts from San Juan - Dorado.
              I was tuned to 389-USB. Logged previously, rarely in Jan & March this
              year. 3676 km = 2284 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
              2048)

              ** CUBA [and non]. 711.0, Aug 17 at 0602, JBA het presumably one of
              the Radios Rebeldes knocked off-frequency again like a few months ago.
              Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. Too weak to get DF on it, but
              the only TA carrier this late is 621 presumed Canary Islands (Glenn
              Hauser, OK, WOR) see also UNIDENTIFIED

              ** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Aug 17 at 0609, JBA carrier but with some
              decent peaks, surely R. Kiribati, Xmas Island and not Europe, whence
              this late the only TA carrier trace is 621 Canary/Africish. 846, 10 kW
              is the closest TP split-frequency station, and it`s already well after
              dark there; and anyway there are no Europeans on 846 more than 3 kW.
              Additionally I get a rough DX-398 DF as closer to E/W than NE/SW. True
              bearing is 252 degrees, distance only 4500 miles, and due south of
              Hawaii, in the *western* hemisphere. As measured on my trusty NGS
              globe.

              Neither gaisma.com nor distancefromto.net can cope with the fact that
              *this* part of Kiribati, the Line Islands, is *far* removed from the
              main part to the west, giving out false readings for London,
              Kiritimati as if it were on HQ island Tarawa, 6114 miles away and with
              local time as UT+12 instead of +14! LSS varies only half an hour over
              the course of a year, only 2 degrees from the Equator. It should be
              similar to Honolulu which was 0500 UT today. But this gets it:
              https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/@11185877
              with LSS at 18:38 minus 14 hours = 0438 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Cursory trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier check Aug 18 at
              0122: two on 684 kHz, Spain being the one off-frequency; 891 no doubt
              Algeria, but no 711 at this time.

              From 0327: 531, 621, 684, 693, 774, 855(2), 898, 1098(2), 1107*
              strongest, 1215, 1305; and 711.0, so is that Cuba or not? No DFing.

              At 0630, JBA carrier about 710.4, not 711. Months ago, Steve Wiseblood
              in the RGV presumed he was getting Rebelde on 710.5 but I never did.
              Also 621 presumed Canary, 846 Kiritimati/Pacific, maybe 1098,
              Marshalls.

              WOR iog discussion of my previous log: ``CUBA [and non]. 711.0, Aug 17
              at 0602, JBA het presumably one of the Radios Rebeldes knocked
              off-frequency again like a few months ago. Something`s always wrong at
              RadioCuba. Too weak to get DF on it, but the only TA carrier this late
              is 621 presumed Canary Islands (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

              ``When nearby 621 kHz from Canary Islands could be heard easily in
              North America, why not the 711 kHz Moroccon transmission too?

              Right 3 kilometers distance to the Atlantic Ocean coastline.

              MRC_Laayoune 711 / 864 kHz 300kW (El Aaiun), del 567/657 kHz 5/50kW
              location G.C. 27°10'21.58"N 13°21'40.93"W

              https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=e578e...=2&form=S00027
              73 wb``

              ``Maybe SNRT antenna is too directional in El Aaiún. But I don't know
              how it is behaving in practice. I also have no idea if the EMWG data
              is valid or not today. In the former Euro-African Medium Wave Guide
              (EMWG), the following data were:

              711 kHz: AOE - SNRT Al-Idaâ al-Amazighia (El-Aaiún), El Aaiún (300,
              directional 180°) - 24h in Tamazight (Berber), Tachelhit, Rifain,
              Arabic exc. when local programmes are on air: Mo-Th 1800-1900 Arabic,
              Fr 1800-2300 Arabic, Sat 0000-0200 Arabic, Sat 1800-2300 Arabic, Sun
              1000-1300 Arabic, Sun 1800-0200 Arabic; relay of SNRT El-Aaiún: Fr-Sa
              2200-2300 Arabic; Mon 0900-1300 Rabat programme; local ID "Maghribiyya
              Laayoune"; very low audio - offset frequency of 710.9970 kHz (Tibor
              Gaal, Hungary)``

              Months ago when Cuba was skewed before, we had this same problem. If
              it`s too weak to DF, another way to rule out Eurafrica is hearing it
              later when it`s daytime there, still dark between here and Cuba, so
              when I rouse circa 0900 UT Aug 18, quick check hears nothing above
              710, so inconclusive. Need further chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, August 18 at 1151
              UT, on the DX-398 so DFing: 657, 792 and 1008 all WSW; two? on 1242.
              Enid LSR 1152, so almost too late but that was when I happened to
              awaken. All of these have NZ or eastern Australia possibilities, under
              50 kW except for one. Then a check of lowband 10-kHz channels for
              Mexicans found none (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Aug 19 at 0152 on
              R75 and longwire so no DFing, the first one may not be Cuba: 711, 891,
              936(2), 1044, 1053, 1089, 1107, 1125, 1134, 1215(2), 1296, 1306.

              At 0615 Aug 19 I am still getting only: 711, 846(surely Kiritimati
              TP), 882, 936 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. JBA MW carrier search of 9-kHz frequencies, Aug 20 at
              0617: only 711, 846 and 1071. 846 no doubt regular Kiritimati but
              never with audio; 711 Cuba or Morocco barely? 1071 intriguing with no
              Europeans more than 10 kW, no NZ/Australians more than 5. Several
              ME/Africans but too daytime. Of course there`s that megawatt in India,
              but way too early for that. Note that het/carriers 1 kHz off 10 kHz
              frequencies are often easier to detect than further in between with
              lots of splash from both sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. JBA MW carrier search Aug 21 at 0550: 621, 846, 882,
              1125 with two beating. Presumed Canary, Kiritimati; 882 has another
              low-powered Canarian; and 1125 several low-powered continental
              Spaniards (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. JBA 9-kHz MW carrier search Aug 22 at 0607: 936 the only
              one, Morocco? Not even 711 or 846-Kiritimati, off? K-index at 0600 was
              2, no storms per WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              ** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Aug 23 at 0608, JBA carrier presumed R.
              Kiribati, with no other 9-kHz audible from Eurafrica (Glenn Hauser,
              OK, WOR)

              Until the next, best of DX and 73 de Glenn

              Comment


              • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, August 24-September 6, 2020

                All times and dates strictly UT!

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

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

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

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


                ** CANADA [and non]. 245-MCW kHz, Sept 3 at 0610 UT, dash and YZE, ND
                beacon 1000 watts at Gore Bay, Ont., and per dxinfocentre.com ``TO BE
                DECOMMISSIONED 2020-09-10``; and mixing with FS, 400 watts at Sioux
                Falls - Rock SD, anticipating less QRM.

                326-MCW kHz, Sept 3 at 0615 UT, short dash and YQK, 200-watt ND beacon
                at Kenora, Ont.; I was tuned to 325-USB

                413-MCW kHz, Sept 3 at 0628 UT, dash and YHD, 250-watt ND beacon at
                Dryden, Ont. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 275-MCW kHz, Sept 4 at 0422 UT, ND beacon GUY, which is
                25 watts from Guymon. Strangely enough, believe first time I`ve heard
                it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 341-MCW kHz, Sept 4 at 0420 UT, ND beacon EI at
                Woodring Airport, Enid is dominant on loop aimed E/W, while OIN,
                Oberlin KS is JBA but no EI on the shortwire N/S. An earlier obs not
                logged found them about equal and timed so alternating nicely (Glenn
                Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 365-MCW kHz, Sept 3 at 0624 UT, ND beacon AA, which is 100
                watts from Fargo - Harwood ND. I was tuned to 363-USB (Glenn Hauser,
                OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 400-MCW kHz, Aug 26 at 0648 UT, ND beacon AHQ, which is 25
                watts from Wahoo, Nebraska.

                417-MCW kHz, Aug 26 at 0651 UT, ND beacon IY, 25 watts from Charles
                City, Iowa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** OKLAHOMA. I haven`t kept rereporting this daily, but as of 1409 UT
                Aug 27 daytime, no change since last report Aug 21, concerning 515-MCW
                kHz, ND Beacon PN, Ponca City, still OFF; and 341-MCW kHz, NDB EI,
                Enid, still on (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Aug 30 at 1451 daytime, NDB PN Ponca City is
                still OFF; 341-MCW, EI locally Enid is still on but JBA. Yesterday
                afternoon could hear EI on the N/S shortwire, but not on the magloop
                which may be having problems (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR) PN still off
                as of Sept 6

                UNIDENTIFIED. 710.4, Aug 26 at 0637 UT, het upon the 710.0 stations,
                not 711! So not Morocco, getting too late anyway for that. It`s strong
                enough to DF on the hand-held altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398 as
                slightly clockwise from E-W, like 100/280 degrees which isn`t SE
                enough for Cuba and not NE enough for Eurafrica, so likely an
                off-frequency domestic, and certainly neither of my closest dominants,
                KGNC and KCMO. So what else is near that axis? KFIA Carmichael CA, U4
                25000/1000 i.e. Sacramento; WNTM Mobile AL, U2 1000/1000; two in GA,
                one in SC, which cannot be ruled out despite being daytimers. Locals
                near these areas please check for offfrequenciness; apparently
                intermittent, as not audible a bit later at 0651 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
                WOR)

                UNIDENTIFIED. 711.0, Sept 1 at 0616, JBA carrier while no TA`s are
                audible, not even 621 altho there is HSNL from OKC area which is being
                flooded by up to 8 inches of rain in some suburbs. But it`s strong
                enough to get a rough DF separable from 710s, as ENE/WSW, which rules
                out Cuba, and probably too clockwise for Morocco either. What
                Unitedstatesians are along that axis? Surely not the biggies WOR NY or
                KSPN LA; how about KBMB Black Canyon City [Phœnix] AZ? There is no
                longer a 710 in Sonora. XEDP in Chihuahua used to be off-minus by an
                odd amount but not for a year or two (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 730 kHz, Sept 4 at 0426 UT, the unmistakable roarer Brother
                Scare with almost-constant plugging of his phone number, slightly
                above the QRM level. Compared to 7730 WRMI, 730 is running 21 seconds
                behind; still at 0458 recheck in more contact info. No ID breaks are
                built-in to the Overcomer feed, but 0459 seems to cut away, maybe
                local ID but uncopyable. 0500 Fox `News` but can`t be certain same
                station.

                TOM website has redesigned its Radio Log starting with SW stations in
                table format, but it`s never 100% accurate:

                https://overcomerministry.org/wp-con.../Radio-Log.pdf

                Only 5 AM stations remain at the bottom, no more WCKY but still WWVA;
                and two of them are shown for the Sabbath service only, Sat 9-11 am
                CDT, including one on 730: KQPN 730 West Memphis AR. But this is
                certainly not when I am hearing it. I can`t find a website for itself,
                but searching indicates it`s Yahoo Sports Radio, and owned by F. W.
                Robberts, i.e. same as WMQM and WWCR! There is streaming link:
                https://tunein.com/radio/KQPN-730-s35522/
                which confirms at this time it`s not sports at all but 0515 UT with:
                Brother Scare! KQPN is U4, 1/1 kW with a non-major lobe thisaway
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 730, Sept 5 at 0450 UT, silly baseball game, mentions Dodger
                Stadium more than once, poor signal vs QRM partly Spanish. 24 hours ago
                on 730 I was getting Brother Scare which turned out to be KQPN Arkansas,
                diverging from its nominal format of Yahoo Sports Radio --- but that`s
                too far from LA to care about the Dodgers.

                I consult the Sports Radio listings in IRCA DX Monitor June 27, to find
                no 730s even circumCalifornia on the Dodger network. Any radio roster on
                the Dodgers website is well-hidden, but what team are they playing so
                late tonight? Colorado Rockies, and they *do* have a 730, KLOE Goodland
                KS, one of our closest 730s, so that makes sense; it`s 292 miles vs 257
                from KKDA TX Korean. However, NRC AM Log shows KLOE as U1 1000/20 watts,
                wow! What do you bet it`s on day power. BTW, address for it is in nearby
                Colby. See also 850: KOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** OKLAHOMA. 780 kHz, Sept 4 at 1135 UT, strong rock music looping
                toward Stillwater, i.e. KSPI 250-watt daytimer; 1138 ``It`s Pete`` and
                more music. Checking since Tim Hall`s huge Final Report of his Border
                Inn NV/UT DXpedition last October included an unID on 780:

                ``10/26 1116 - "Strong Enough" by Sheryl Crow (successfully identified
                by SoundHound app) on ENE wire. Not sure who this would be; a whiny
                90s pop tune doesn't fit KAZM's occasional overnight oldies show. It
                might fit on KSPI or possibly WPTN, but neither of those stations
                should be on at this hour``

                I told him, ``780 unID, seems like I have heard KSPI before 7 am CDT,
                tho am rarely awake then -- maybe they are coming on at 11 UT = 6 am
                CDT. Will try to check. No, I can`t find any FCC record of psra.``

                At FCC AM Query I look thru ancient history cards concerning KSPI.

                http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/pro...etter_id=44676

                Original CP in August 1946 was for 840, but changed by November to
                780. In 1949, a Special Service Authorization to operate from 6 am to
                7:30 pm CST --- was denied. In 1950 they tried for dual-frequency
                operation, switching to 790 at night with 500 watts direxional, but
                that was dismissed. In 1953 applied to move to 1490 unlimited hours,
                but later withdrew. On 9-30-69 there was a telegram about a ``PSA`` at
                250 watts to protect WBBM. Does that mean pre-sunrise, post-sunset, or
                both?? And is that the basis for starting by 6 am now? (Glenn Hauser,
                Enid, WOR)

                ** OKLAHOMA. Re 780 KSPI having a 1969y ``PSA`` from FCC, and what
                does it stand for? Bob Biermann, FL, explains on the WOR iog:
                ``In FCC jargon, PSA means presunrise authority, which is generally
                500 watts, though sometimes less, beginning at 6:AM local time. PPSA
                is partial presunrise authority. An example of PPSA would be
                protecting a station toward east until sunrise at the protected
                station's location. PSSA is post sunset authority which may include
                multiple lower powers levels.)`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

                ** U S A. 850, Sept 5 at 0454 UT, KOA Denver, silly baseball game with
                *lots* of dead air --- no cheering crowd to fill the void, as the PBP
                announcer just says nothing for up to 20 seconds, yawn; however there
                is a trace of some kind of pulsing noise. So strong it`s QRMing 840.
                This would be Colorado Rockies game vs Dodgers, axually same one I had
                just heard on 730, but could not tell if same feed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 850, Sept 6 at 0648 UT, KOA Denver seems off! Something JBA
                but no comparison to 860 KKOW or 840 WHAS; quite a contrast to 24
                hours ago when KOA was blasting in with a Dodgers/Rockies SBBG; and
                another one was scheduled for tonight. Unseems auroral conditions
                where WCCO 830 is most obviously weakened; but 1160 KSL also from the
                NW is only poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 1070, Aug 29 received this reply to my report of the WCSZ DX
                test: ``Hi Glen[n], Thanks for your report - it confirms your
                reception of WCSZ on August 22, 2020. This was non-DA, at 50 kW the
                entire time. They were DA daytime until about ten years ago, when that
                equipment was removed. Three towers at night, aimed at the ocean with
                Greenville [SC] in it's main lobe. Indianapolis kills them in their
                fringes at night. Al Hajny`` --- that`s it, no eQSL attached.

                S.S. is an ~8K suburb on the NW side of Greenville. My Collins Gem
                pocket dixionary, originally owned by G. B. Hancock for a 5th hour
                French class, says souci means: care, worry, anxiety, solicitude,
                marigold; Google says expression, `sans souci` without any of those =
                carefree. The Arizonans skipped the French for their Carefree, as Paul
                Harvey used to remind us, north of Phœnix, presumably a retirement
                community (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 1130, Aug 25 at 1521 UT, now there is an S9+10 carrier here
                on the R75 and longwire, but just barely modulated; as KLEY Wellington
                KS is attempting a comeback after yesterday`s JBA when I was mobile
                north of Enid. Circa 1830 I`m back in the car inside Enid hearing a
                trace of something --- on that radio it`s hard to tell if an open
                carrier is involved, no strength meter. At 2128 again on the R75 like
                earlier, S9 and JBM vs noise level of S8. By 2312 on the NRD-545, KWKH
                sportstalk is propagating but with a fast SAH maybe remnant of KLEY
                (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 1130 kHz, Aug 27 at 1410 UT, KLEY Wellington KS, is still on
                steadily S9 but only a trace of music modulation; maybe the 250-watt
                daytime rating, but useless except for the 100.3 FM translator to
                pretend to relay it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 1147, 1157, 1173, 1183 kHz, Sept 4 at 0437, heavy IBOC noise
                peaks as KSL 1160 SLC and KFAQ 1170 Tulsa fight it out. I daresay
                nowhere else among the `clear` channels audible here is there any such
                crap remaining (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. 1370, still no sign of KGNO Dodge City KS. I need a better
                excuse to drive all the way to DC to investigate.

                Following up: consulting Tim Hall`s Final Report of last October`s
                Border Inn NV/UT DXpedition, I see among hundreds of logs including
                several on 1370, there is none of KGNO, so I wrote him, ``I was
                looking to see whether you got KGNO Dodge City KS, which I suspect of
                being secretly off the air.`` Tim replies:

                ``KGNO was a regular catch at this location until at least 3 or 4
                years ago (I don't recall exactly), but I haven't had a trace of them
                since, despite the fact that the channel is less crowded after some of
                the Mexican stations went off. I also suspect KGNO is off... or maybe
                just in extreme disrepair? Same with KLEY-1130, a station whose
                travails you have documented in recent years. I think the same can be
                said for some of the HPRN stations in Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico.
                [High Plains Radio Network] has been consolidating operations for
                several years now, running the same programming on groups of 2 or 3
                stations that used to have their own formats and staffs. I've been
                especially suspicious of KICA-980 [Clovis NM], which I have never
                heard, even on optimal sunset/sunrise dates/times, and even when
                KCLV-1240 and KSEL-1450 [Portales NM] have been nightly catches. Also
                in last October's recordings, I had no trace of KVOP-1090 [Plainview
                TX] at all, and they are usually a bit of a pest on several wires.
                HPRN has almost no web presence at this point, just a basic skeleton
                of a web site for all of their stations on one page. In contrast to
                the general state of HPRN stations, little KTAT-1570 [Frederick OK,
                eluding gh] was a nightly catch this year. They didn't put as big a
                dent in XERF as little KDDD-800 [Dumas TX] puts in XEROK, but there
                were several clear IDs audible in my recordings.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
                WOR)

                ** U S A. 1420, Aug 25 around 0105 UT, Mexican music mixing [Mexmxmix]
                with English weather sounds like ``KWTE first forecast``, the two
                making a medium SAH. No fuzzily-similar call listed on 1420, but so
                many radio stations rely on TV stations for weather, and the
                closest-fuzzy TV rhyme to that is KWTV right here in OK, which would
                correlate with nearest, Hobart OK, KTJS on 1420. Checking the KTJS+
                cluster website
                http://www.foxradiook.com/
                there is no indication of wx source, but there is a link to KWTV9 for
                news; so that all seems circumstantially likely. Soon there`s Sean
                which would be a third station, not country KTJS.

                1420 Spanish loops more E/W than N/S so probably Unitedstatesian. At
                0107 UT, automated wrong TC for ``Las 8 de la noche con 6 minutos``,
                so that narrows it down to CDT. Then 0109, ``no se equivoque --- La
                Zeta`` which is the slogan of KBHS Hot Springs AR, 5000/87 watts ND.
                Oh2, official sunset there in August was 0100 UT! Sept: 0015 UT (Glenn
                Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A. UT Aug 25 at 0115 UT, as the Republican national
                ``convention`` is underway, at least on TV, I make a quick sweep
                across the MW band while some woman is talking as if in a venue, and
                hear her only on these major signals: 750 WSB Atlanta, 1170 KFAQ
                Tulsa, 1510 WLAC Nashville. Otherwise most of them continue with silly
                ballgames or their own far-right talk. Ho, hum. [I did not do any such
                survey last week Democratically]. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2049 contents: Algeria, Antarctica,
                Belarus non, Bolivia, Bougainville, Canada, China, Cuba and non,
                France, India, Indonesia, Korea South & North, Laos, Madagascar,
                M?xico, Mongolia, Netherlands and non, New Zealand, Per?, Poland,
                Spain, Sudan, Tajikistan/Tibet non, Turkey, UK, USA; and the
                propagation outlook

                Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 30 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, sufficient
                but high storm noise level [HSNL], over Arkansas, not Missouri, about
                2 minutes in so started circa 0326

                ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2050 contents: Antarctica,
                Australia, Belarus non, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada
                and non, China, Cuba, Europe, Germany, Iran non, Israel non, Japan,
                Kashmir non, Korea South & North non, Madagascar, Netherlands,
                Nigeria, North America, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Romania,
                Tajikistan/Tibet non, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu; and the propagation
                outlook

                WORLD OF RADIO 2050 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday Sept 6 at 0325 on
                WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 9 minutes into so started circa 0316; S9+20
                sufficient vs HSNL.

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

                Comment


                • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, August 24-September 6, 2020

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

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

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

                  UNIDENTIFIED. JBA MW carrier search, Aug 27 at 0605: 621, 711, 846,
                  855(2), 882, all probably Eurafrican except 846 Kiritimati (Glenn
                  Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Aug 28 at
                  0253-0300, not in the order tuned: 684, 711.0, 891, 936, 1098(2),
                  1107(2), 1125, 1152, 1215(2), 1305(2) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. JBA TA MW carrier search Aug 28 at 0622 UT: only 621,
                  stronger than 711, presumably Canary Islands and Morocco. (No 846 from
                  Kiritimati either) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Aug 29 at 0606:
                  nothing but 621, presumed CANARY ISLANDS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Aug 30 at 0607:
                  only 621, presumed Canaries; not even 846 Kiritimati TP (Glenn Hauser,
                  OK, WOR)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. 9-kHz JBA MW carrier search, Aug 31 at 0637 UT; only 846
                  presumed TP KIRITIMATI, and 621 presumed TA CANARY ISLANDS. No 711,
                  while 710 is dominated by on-frequency Rebelde CUBA // 5025 (Glenn
                  Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 2 at
                  0310-0318 UT: 531, 549, 612(2), 621, 684(2), 711, 756(-)birdie?,
                  774(2, or beating against a birdie), 828, 837, 855, 891, 1044,
                  1098(2), *1107(2), 1125(2), 1134; none higher but the QRM splash is
                  worst above the `clear` channels.

                  *1107 strongest of the lot so 0319 try for some audio, and detect a
                  bit of music which is not coming from 1100 or 1110. Big gun on 1107 is
                  400 kW from Afghanistan, but far more likely are the five Radio 5
                  synchros from Spain ranging from 10 to 25 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 4 at 1151-1159
                  UT on the R75 and E-W longwire, so no DFing: 567, 576, 693, 747, 828,
                  837, 882(2), 1089, 1098, 1107, 1116(2), 1125, 1134, 1161, 1224, 1242,
                  1278, 1521, 1611 kHz. At this time too much splash from 780 KSPI music
                  to get 774, but earlier at 1139 on the PL-880 while checking KSPI,
                  could detect 774 and looping NW = Japan. Enid sunrise today: 1206 UT
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** MEXICO. 650, Sept 4 at 1200, Radio 65, XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa
                  starting its morning news show with full ID from Grupo Ch?vez, fair
                  signal; and weaker, QRMed 610 XEGS Guasave has just joined in // after
                  separate music before the hour. Welcoming us to viernes, fin de
                  semana. But first, some really frantic banda music to wake us up. 1207
                  down to business with ``avances de informaci?n`` = headlines, weather
                  info, lack of lluvias, 1210 fading out. LSR here was 1206. Good to be
                  hearing these again.

                  700, another NW Mexican has not quite faded out by 1200, Spanish
                  either XEGD Parral, Chihua2 or XEETCH, Etchojoa, Sonora; and signs of
                  870 XETAR, Guachochi, Chihua2. Need earlier selfarising and/or later
                  sunrising. Tim Hall`s new IRCA Mexican Log notes that official IFT
                  info does not include XETNT and XEGD, but were reconfirmed still
                  active on MW as of last year (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Aug 24 at 0629, the only 9-kHz JBA carrier is
                  here, presumed R. Kiribati, an hour really too late for Eurafrica even
                  if propagable before, yet too early for further Pacificans --- well,
                  almost, just after sunset in wintry NZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Aug 26 at 0636 UT, JBA carrier from presumed
                  R. Kiribati, quite a regular now, and should be pullable well further
                  north and east of here. I don`t expect to get any audio, and for some
                  DXers that means they don`t care just to detect the carrier, no matter
                  how certain and obvious it may be (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  Until the next, best of DX and 73 de Glenn

                  Comment


                  • Mostly Mexican [sic] MWDX to Enid OK, September 7-13, 2020

                    ** ALGERIA. 891, Sept 12 at 0421, big het upon WLS 890, and can barely
                    separate a bit of audio, presumed this usual bigsig from RTA, and
                    setting me off on a complete TA bandscan, see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn
                    Hauser, OK, WOR)

                    ** JAPAN. 774, Sept 12 from 1139: first check as always of 774, on the
                    PL-880 finds a considerable carrier from the NW, no doubt NHK, so
                    worth a complete bandscan on the R75 with E-W longwire before going
                    back to sleep: there is some audio on both 774 and 747 from NHK2 500
                    kW superpowers, JOUB Akita and JOIB Sapporo, respectively, which may
                    be decommissioned next year; at first seem Japanese, but careful,
                    these include various language lessons. At 1159 I`m back on 774 but
                    cannot make out any distinctive 1200 timesignal. At 1207, 747 still
                    audible with talk; sunrise here today 1212 UT. See UNIDENTIFIED for
                    more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                    ** SPAIN. 684, Sept 12 at 0424, among numerous TA carriers, two are
                    beating here with some music audio, presumed RNE as usual (Glenn
                    Hauser, OK, WOR)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 9-kHz JBA MW carrier search, Sept 10 at 0630 UT: 621,
                    747, 846, likely Canaries, ???, Kiritimati (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 12 from 0421,
                    since I am not getting merely WNJC 1360 DX test; starting with a big
                    het upon WLS 890, from 891, no doubt Algeria with traces of audio. On
                    the R75 with E-W longwire. Then at 9 kHz intervals stepping 1 kHz
                    below each TA channel, some of them with a beat from at least (2)
                    signals:

                    531, 558(2), 567, 576, 585, 603(2), [not 621], 639(2), 657, *684(2),
                    693, 729, 774(2), 837, 855(2), 882, *891, 909, 936(2), 999(2), 1017,
                    1026?, 1044, 1053*, 1089, 1107(2), 1125, 1152, 1215, 1305(2), 1566,
                    1575; and no doubt domestic, 1710(2). *are strongest ones and with
                    audio separately entered under SPAIN, as well as ALGERIA (Glenn
                    Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 12 from 1139:
                    first check as always of 774, on the PL-880 finds a considerable
                    carrier from the NW, no doubt NHK, so worth a complete bandscan on the
                    R75 with E-W longwire before going back to sleep: there is some audio
                    on both 774 and 747 from NHK2 superpowers which may be decommissioned
                    next year, at first seems Japanese, but careful, these include various
                    language lessons. Also carriers: 828, 891(2), 972, 1053, 1107, 1566.

                    From 1205 another 9-kHz bandscan, axually tuning downward: 567, 657,
                    693, 747, 774, 828(2), 873. Sunrise here: 1212 UT. I wonder what the
                    other 828 is besides JOBB Osaka? There`s a 50 kW in Beijing and
                    several lesser/further Chinese; and 50 kW in Vietnam. See also JAPAN.

                    This correlates with simulmonitoring by my neighbor, as to IRCA:

                    `Oklahoma TP DX 9/12/20 Richard Allen 5:49am #11529
                    The best morning of the new TP DX season thus far (LSR 1210),
                    594 JOAK poor at 1205.
                    747 JOIB good at 1200-1157 {sic} (audible on barefoot ULR)
                    774 JOUB fair-to-good at 1212-1158 {sic} with severe QRM from nearby
                    KSPI-780.
                    828 JOBB good-to-fair at 1155-1204.
                    873 JOGB fair at 1152; poor at 1208.
                    972 HLCA good at 1151 (audible on barefoot ULR).
                    Skywave SSB and PL-310 with ALA1530LNP. Good DX. Richard Allen,
                    near Perry OK USA.`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

                    UNIDENTIFIED. 9-kHz, JBA MW carrier search, Sept 13 at 0607 with
                    presumed likely sources this late: 936-Morocco, 846-Kiritimati, 684-
                    Spain, 711-Morocco, 621-Canaries, 1107-Spain. BTW, it`s neat to be
                    getting at same time on MW both Xmas Island and Agadir, Morocco,
                    which are this far apart: 15051 km = 9352 statute miles = 8127 nautical
                    miles. The direct GC path between them passes over California, Salt Lake,
                    Lake Superior, Newfoundland (Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

                    Comment


                    • New VOA via Colombia 600 for Venezuela

                      ** VENEZUELA [non]. You may recall that VOA has been trying to get
                      into Venezuela via a MW transmitter in an adjacent country. Guyana was
                      approached some 6 months ago about using a 560 kHz relay, but VOA was
                      turned down. TWR Bonaire, which owes the USA something for licensing
                      KTWR Guam, would seem the obvious choice, but they must have higher
                      priorities for 800 kHz, at least during prime time.

                      On September 11, Don Moore informed me: ``COLOMBIA - Starting next
                      week VOA Spanish programs for Venezuela will be relayed on 600 kHz
                      (listed 50 kW) via Radio Libertad in Barranquilla, Colombia. The
                      broadcasts are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on September 15th, or 0000
                      UTC September 16th. The schedule I received shows the relays as being
                      three hours long Monday to Friday (local days) and two hours long on
                      Saturday and Sunday. (VOA via Don Moore)``

                      So I`m all set to monitor this d?but via remotes in the area. Before
                      0000, none of them are any good for 600 kHz except TWR Bonaire, where
                      I noticed there is also someone in Barinas, Venezuela tuned to 600:

                      600 kHz, Sept 15 at 2353 UT, sounds like a preacher in Spanish, with
                      QRM. But at 0000 Sept 16, Radio Rebelde is mostly dominant, no VOA
                      heard yet. There are basically two stations mixing. On the Key West
                      SDR I compare to 5025, distorted Rebelde, and find no match at first,
                      but then I can hear a match in the background of 600, and the
                      foreground talk is about Venezuela.

                      600 would not seem a very good choice, but at least there are no YVs
                      on it -- yet; there may not have been (m)any other options, and R.
                      Libertad is a good 50 kW. Nearest major competitor may be 40 kW in
                      Guayaquil, Ecuador. Barranquilla is 863 km = 536 statute miles from
                      Caracas, with Maracaibo about midway. At distancefromto.net if you
                      enter Caracas, Venezuela, looking closely at the map, that merely
                      reaches the west end of Caracas? province, near where the map is
                      labeled Carabobo. You have to enter ``Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela``
                      to get to capital city. The path is unfortunately all over-land since
                      Bqa is on the NW coast. But this will be relying on skywave.

                      How does that compare to the CubaRM? R. Rebelde on 600 is in the east,
                      San Germ?n, Holgu?n, at 1494 km = 928 statute miles = 807 nautical
                      miles from Caracas; and its bearing is NW from there. Venzies with
                      direxional radios may be able to null it and get mostly HJHJ/VOA. Is
                      it not convenient that this ``opposition`` service is already named
                      Radio Libertad, but that`s coincidental as it goes way back deriving
                      from the Bqa newspaper La Libertad:
                      https://cadenaradiallalibertad.com.co/sitio/

                      Guess what, I don`t see anything about hooking up with VOA on its
                      website, nor is there any specific program schedule to be seen.

                      Resuming what I am axually able to hear on 600: at 0016, Rebelde is
                      dominant // 5025 as VOA fades; 0022 RR music // 5025 via KW. 0027
                      ``VOA Noticias`` definitely heard, 0028 again concerning Venezuela;
                      0031 VOA ID, ``una producci?n de La Voz de America``.

                      At 0049 I`ve brought up the ``listen live`` link here, first of seven
                      stations
                      https://cadenaradiallalibertad.com.co/sitio/radios/
                      and there is the VOA relay loud & clear, with program ID ``Buenos
                      Dias, America`` --- so it`s anything but live! Rather played back from
                      the morning some 12 hours ago. 0101 concluding that program, with ID
                      again, and now also for ``600 AM, en Barranquilla, emsisora afiliada
                      con sistema de noticias de la VOA``; Then own callsign ID as ``HJHJ,
                      50 mil vatios...`; at 0114 another joint ID. Perhaps they have now
                      switched to the less stale tarde VOA program, `El Mundo al D?a`, also
                      available as a 32-minute podcast, but archive shows M-F only, as
                      nothing ever happens on weekends.

                      VOA website does not say anything about this either that I can find,
                      but you can get their program audios --- are there any others left in
                      Spanish?

                      https://www.voanoticias.com/radio-buenos-dias-america
                      https://www.voanoticias.com/radio-mundo-al-dia
                      ``Radio en vivo`` is NOT live, but the latest 32-minute episode:

                      https://www.voanoticias.com/episode/...a-radio-237606

                      And o yes, specifically for/about Venezuela, basically a TV show, but
                      audio-only also available and surely filling some of the 600 hours, in
                      fact probably what initiated this service at 0000:
                      https://www.voanoticias.com/venezuela-360-television

                      (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                      Comment


                      • Mostly Mexican MWDX to Enid OK, September 14-20, 2020

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

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

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

                        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Sept 16 at 0614 UT:
                        621, 684, 711, 774(2), 837, 936, 1107, 1413, 1503 kHz (Glenn Hauser,
                        OK, WOR)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic just-barely-audible mediumwave carrier
                        search, Sept 17 at 0627-0635 UT: 576(2), *621 strongest, 684(2), 747,
                        765, 774, 837, 855(2), 882, 936, 1008, 1098, 1107, 1125, 1161(2).
                        Notable for their absence are 531 & 891, Algeria too far into dayside?
                        And no 846 sign of TP Kiritimati which is totally night-path, off?
                        *621 presumed Canary Islands (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 18 at
                        0235-0244; this early does not rule out Middle East, but likely mostly
                        Europe: 531, 576, 585, 594, 603(2), 639, 684, 693, 738, 747, 765,
                        774(2), 792, 819, 837, 882*, 891, 909, 936, 999, 1026, 1035, 1044,
                        1053(2), 1089, 1098, 1107, 1116, 1125, 1134, 1152, 1215*, 1296(2 with
                        SAH of 152/minute = 2.53 Hz), 1305(2 faster SAH), 1341, 1458, 1521(2).
                        *strongest, likely both UK. Later:

                        TA JBA MW carrier search, Sept 18 at 0605-0612: *531, 603, 612, 621,
                        684, 693, 774(2), 837, 855(2), 882, 936, 1017, 1044, 1089, 1098,
                        1107, 1125, 1215, 1305(2), 1413, 1485, 1503. *strongest one, Algeria
                        but a few minutes later no longer so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 20 at 0601,
                        starting downward from 846 which must be the lone TP, from Kiritimati,
                        then upward, so here not in the order heard: 531, 549, 558(2), 576,
                        612*, 621(2), 639(2), 657, 666, 747, 774(2), 801, 837*, 846, 855(2),
                        891, 936, 1089, 1098(2), 1125(2), 1134(2), 1179, 1215(2), 1224,
                        1305(2), 1503, 1629***, 1710(2 - domestic). * = strongest; (2) at
                        least two carriers beating, at a wide variety of pitches or SAH rates,
                        but obvious when tuned 1 kHz below on USB. I`m surprised that no one
                        else seems to do this.

                        ***the 1629 carrier is especially intriguing; usually I don`t even
                        bother to continue 9-kHz scans across the x-band for TAs, as WRTH
                        stops at 1611; but there are countless Europirates beyond its scope,
                        and presumably low-powered. For example, Roberto Pavanello, Italy
                        recently logged: ``1629 14/9 22.10 R. Toulouse - Dutch MX suff.``
                        In British DX Club Communication, Axel R?se in Neuss, Germany had a
                        couple of daytime logs in August on 1629 of ``Z[ender?] Monza, D``, I
                        guess meaning Dutch land, or Dutch language? rather than German.

                        A different story for Australia, tho it`s a bit too early yet; WRTH
                        page 88 shows eight legal LPs on 1629, maximum 400 watts, and these
                        sometimes do make it to the west coast DXers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 20 at
                        1152-1158 UT before LSR here of 1218 UT, on the E-W longwire so no
                        DFing, could be both E Asia and Down Under: 558, 594, 603, 612(2),
                        657, 693, 729, 738, 747(2), 756, 765, 774, 819, 873, 945, 972*, 1017,
                        1035, 1044, 1089, 1098(2), 1107, 1125, 1161, 1323. * = strongest,
                        likely Korea South. I really miss the top-MW 2850 signal now off from
                        Korea North. I do get carriers circa 1230 on 3250, 3320 (Glenn Hauser,
                        OK, WOR)

                        ** VENEZUELA [non]. 600, VOA via R. Libertad, COLOMBIA: I have not
                        monitored since its premi?re UT Sept 16, but Don Moore now reports
                        Sept 19:

                        ``Colombia/Venezuela: There has been discussion in Cadena DX, the
                        Latin American Facebook group, on the VOA programs via Radio Libertad
                        600 kHz in Barranquilla, Colombia. Santiago San Gil in Barinas wrote
                        that normally Radio Libertad was received there with "acceptable
                        signals" but that since the programs began there has been significant
                        co-channel interference. Fernando Viloria in the coastal Venezuelan
                        state of Carabobo says he has been hearing an unlisted station calling
                        itself "Radio Verdad" and "La Emisora de la Alegr?a" on 600 kHz. The
                        station has not announced a location. Several DXers wrote of tuning
                        the Radio Libertad programs on the remote SDR in Bonaire. They report
                        it is putting in a good signal to Bonaire. (Don Moore)``

                        A great many Venezuelan radio stations have gone off the air, tnx to
                        government persecution and/or the economic situation. Was there ever a
                        600? Yes, first checking a WRTH 2014 at hand:

                        YVSW, 15 kW, R. Alto Llano, Sta B?rbara de Barinas. I wonder if SSG
                        remembers that one? In fact only one of two MW stations in that state
                        at that time.

                        YVSW also in WRTH 2005, when there was a second 600: YVQB, 10 kW,
                        Radio Sucre, Cuman?, Sucre, whose address was in a building called
                        Libertad.

                        In 2005 WRTH there were a number of stations around the country named
                        Radio Alegr?a, or Radio Fe y Alegr?a, probably a group or network. Do
                        not see any with Verdad in their names. {Don Moore replies that the
                        Fe y Alegr?a stations were Catholic.}

                        There may have been remnants of these outlets which could be pressed
                        into jamming disservice in short order; or any MW transmitter could
                        soon be retuned to 600. Connecting to a proper-wavelength antenna
                        could be quite another matter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                        ** MEXICO. 650, Sept 20 at 1202, Radio 65, XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa
                        full ID/sign-on? Touting 200-meter tower, presumably for FM, and how
                        it exploits Hertzian waves. LSR now 1218, so still audible at 1222,
                        hymn in Spanish with tuba oompahs, rather than newscast since it`s
                        Sunday. OtherMexes still audible on 640, 700, 710, and:

                        730, Sept 20 at 1221, Parral mentioned in some kind of promotion, so
                        XEHB, Chihuahua, probably already on 50 kW day power (Glenn Hauser,
                        OK, WOR)

                        Until the next, best of DX and 73 de Glenn

                        Comment


                        • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, September 7-20, 2020

                          All times and dates strictly UT!

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

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

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

                          ** CANADA. 730, Sept 8 at 0630 UT, as I tune in, a promo for CKDM
                          player options. That`s Dauphin, Manitoba, U2 10/5 kW. Night pattern is
                          supposedly a broad cardioid with a null due south right toward me, and
                          to boot, I am listening on the E-W-favoring longwire.

                          730 has proven to be an interesting DX frequency: only low-powers at
                          night in the US, as it`s a Mexican/Canadian `clear`, for CDMX,
                          Montreal, Vancouver, not to mention Dauphin in between. It seems that
                          XEX is no longer a factor: originally 100/100 kW ND, it can`t be
                          anywhere near that power any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                          ** U S A. 1360, Sept 12 at 0357 UT standing by for the much heralded 6
                          hour DX test from WNJC, Washington Twp., NJ, wherever that is; address
                          is in Sewell, which is about 10 miles south of Camden, on Egg Harbor
                          Road, but that`s nowhere near Sewell. Egg Harbor strangely enough is
                          not on the coast but about 15 miles inland from Atlantic City on the
                          Expwy. Would you believe that there are five different Wash Twps in
                          NJ, each in a different county?
                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washin...ip,_New_Jersey

                          Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey
                          Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
                          Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey
                          Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey
                          Washington Township, Warren County, New Jersey

                          Gloucester County is the one inhabited by Sewell. and that`s the one
                          just south of Camden, i.e. Philadelphia PA.

                          Quite a pileup of signals, almost like a graveyard. Coverage maps show
                          1360 crammed with stations east of the Mississippi, but rather sparse
                          to the west, yet with three in relatively small Iowa. None in OK, the
                          nearest to us KPHN EWTN El Dorado KS, barely audible daytime. NRC AM
                          log has a total of 61 USA on 1360, even a second one in NJ,
                          Newton/Paterson.

                          One signal slightly above the others mentions Iowa, and at 0400 ID for
                          KSCJ Sioux City 1360 and FM. It`s U2 5/5 kW supposedly with a notch
                          null thisaway in a 4-way narrow X pattern. No sign of CW or other DX
                          test sounds thru the KSCJ net news until 0404; rechex at 0541 and 0627
                          also fruitless. Longer listening periods are required, and there will
                          be another six hours UT Sunday at 0400-1000, with greater power. I
                          wonder how far west WNJC made it? James Niven near Austin TX, got it
                          by recording and then reviewing the first hour, 2296 km away vs only
                          2019 for me. East? Arctic Norway but that`s to a super-DXing setup.
                          I`m on the R75 with E-W 100-ft longwire which should favor NJ (Glenn
                          Hauser, OK, WOR)

                          ** U S A. 1360, UT Sun Sept 13 at 0620 I`m trying for WNJC DX test on
                          the second night, by tuning to 1361.0-USB in case I can detect some of
                          the non-vocal SFX, and maybe I get a bit: 0623.7 JBA sweep tones
                          briefly; 0631.7 continuous tone; 0658 one ``V`` in Morse as known to
                          introduce the CW IDs; was it cut off? Do these match exact timings as
                          heard by others or logged by station?

                          FCC AM Query shows day pattern with one major lobe centered at 155
                          degrees --- not good for most of us.
                          https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/M...3852-69972.pdf
                          As Harold Frodge points out, here`s another version of their daytime
                          coverage map supposedly in force during second night test, mostly
                          going SSE out into the ocean:
                          https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pa...service=AM&h=D
                          (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                          ** U S A. 1360, Sept 20 at 0453-0501 UT, toward end of another WNJC NJ
                          DX test, I listen closely tuned to 1361-USB for any sign of tones,
                          sweeps or Morse IDs, but nada. By 0500 I switch back to 1360 in time
                          to hear a Sioux City ID from KSCJ, bong and CBS news --- the dominant
                          station here and one of only three with as much night power as 5 kW,
                          altho direxional, the others residing in CT and OR (Glenn Hauser, OK,
                          WOR)

                          ** U S A. Quick minor DX-pedition north of Enid on US 81/64/60 parked
                          near Craig Road intersexion just south of the T, Sunday September 13
                          at 2148-2201 UT on caradio:

                          1130, at 2148 no signal or at least no modulation from KLEY Wellington
                          KS, just some ACI splash, and a JBA fast SAH between two stations, one
                          of them presumably KWKH Shreveport remnant. [1130 checked next day
                          Sept 14 at 1905 UT, groundwave scarcely a semihour after local mean
                          noon, on bigrigs at HQ, no S9 open carrier any more, but some JBA
                          carrier too weak to DF, possibly KLEY on exciter or 1-watt night
                          power]

                          620, at 2150 and still 2201, dead air from Spanish gospel huxter KTNO
                          Plano (Metroplex) TX.

                          1350, at 2153, JBA mix of talk and CW music making fast SAH; normally
                          an open daytime channel in Enid; both Okies a little too far for
                          groundwave, 180-watt KPNS Duncan and 1000-watt KTLQ Tahlequah; also
                          possible 500-watt KMAN Manhattan KS. KTLQ in Cherokee Country is the
                          C&W one.

                          970, at 2154, 2500-watt KCFO Tulsa gospel huxter surprisingly strong
                          here; inside Enid blocked by local 960 KGWA. KCFO has a minor lobe to
                          its NW, so now we are closer into it.

                          1370, at 2155, still no trace of alleged KGNO Dodge City KS.

                          1460, at 2155, KZUE El Reno OK Mexmx has a fast SAH from another
                          station. It`s early, 2 hours and 46 minutes before LSS at 0041 but
                          skywave seems to be starting up on topend. Closests are KKOY Chanute
                          KS, and KCLE Burleson TX.

                          1510, at 2156, ESPN Radio, ads, 2158-2159 fade out/in as skywave, back
                          in time for KCTE Kansas City ID, i.e. Independence MO. With 132/minute
                          SAH from algo = 2.2 Hz. Definitely skywave as KC/MO does not make it
                          here on groundwave above 1.1 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                          ** U S A. 1710 kHz, Sept 10 at 0637-0645+ UT, a loop heard definitely
                          mentioning COVID-19 several times at peaks vs high storm noise level.
                          I often have a JBA carrier on 1710 but first time I have had some
                          audio from this. No ID caught, but often reported further east is TIS
                          licensee despite the music, and also said to have temp authority for
                          higher power than 10 watts, 100? from Secaucus NJ, which is 2119 km
                          from Enid = 1317 statute miles:

                          Harold Frodge, MI, recently: ``1710 WQFG689 Hudson County (Seacaucus)
                          NJ may be running higher power than usual during the pandemic. They
                          are fair-good here often now. They play music behind some of the
                          features.`` And from him earlier in MARE:

                          ``1710 WQFG689 Hudson County (Seacaucus) NJ; 0136-0145+, 7/24; Talk
                          over music at tune-in re COVID testing to 0139 call/QTH ID into
                          traffic, activity & biz restrictions. VGood peaks! Best ever heard.
                          (Frodge-MI)``

                          And from Larry Will: ``7/15, 0017, 1710am. WQFG689 Hudson County, NJ.
                          COVID-19 PSA, Highway construction in Hoboken and Secaucus. Fair to
                          good signal. (Will-MD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2051)

                          ** U S A. 1710 kHz, Sept 11 at 0615 UT, can make out some talk
                          modulation again, presumably WQFG690, Secaucus NJ; wonder if recently
                          bumped up power some more, further-audiblizing itself (Glenn Hauser,
                          OK, WOR)

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

                          Comment


                          • For my domestic MW DX report just posted I kept getting a 418 error ``no reason phrase`` until I deleted the portions dealing with LW and MW beacons. Why? what does that error mean?

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