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  • International MWDX to Enid OK, February 15-21, 2021

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

    My MW DX reports starting August
    2011 are archived in this forum with
    open access [maybe]:
    http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page60
    I understand that the entire forum is in danger of deletion
    due to lack of software support updates.

    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, Feb 19 at
    0250-0255: 531(2), 684(2), 693, 747, 774, 819*, 846*, 855, 882(2),
    891, 909, 999(2), 1089, 1125, 1152, 1215 kHz. Not in the order tuned.
    Notably missing, 621 usual presumed Canary Islands.

    *819 unusual to hear anything; in Europe only 100 watts in Holland and
    1 kW in Trieste, but there`s 300 kW in Egypt, 10/30/60 kW in
    Mauritius/Sudan/Iran, all per WRTH 2021 page 528.

    *846 notably present now, despite as I frequently outpoint, in Europe
    only low-powers, and it`s too early for Kiritimati. 846 possibly 20 kW
    from Sa`udi or UAE or 50 kW from Iran. Not a single African listed
    (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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    • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, February 22-28, 2021

      Cannot post again, teapot error. Should I give up on this
      forum? See other options as above. My International
      reports usually have been posting, but none this week.

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      • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, March 1-7, 2021

        Same rejexion, will not post here

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        • International MWDX to Enid OK, February 22-March 14, 2021

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

          My MW DX reports starting August
          2011 are archived in this forum with
          open access [maybe]:
          http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page60
          I understand that the entire forum is in danger of deletion
          due to lack of software support updates.

          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, March 8 from 0537:
          531, 612, 621, 639(2), *684, 693, 774(2), 855(2), 882, 891, 909, 999,
          1044, *1089, 1098, 1107, 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1179, 1215, 1296,
          1305(2), 1539. *strongest; (2) at least two beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,
          WOR)

          ** MEXICO [and non]. 770, March 8 at 0600, on a non-DX portable in
          another room, favoring N/S paths, Mexican NA, choral for 5 minutes;
          0605 maybe local ID but uncopied before ``Doble-U Radio, 900`` and
          right into ``Be Happy`` song in English, and followed by at least
          three more songs in English; never Spanish? 0634 ``m?sica, W Radio``.
          It`s dominant until I change to the R75 on E-W longwire where it`s
          mixing with talk in English, got to be K`KOB or WABC. Would have
          expected closest and strongest 770 XEACH Monterrey, but soon confirmed
          that be still with rival network Radio F?rmula - but why nothing of
          it: is XEACH off or emigrated?

          Searching on W Radio network site, cannot find any affiliate list but
          one other hit is promising:
          https://www.facebook.com/wradiomx/
          ``(W) RADIO llega a ZACATECAS 770``

          WRTH 2021 also has this: ``ZC08 XEFRTM 770 25/1 Fresnillo F.Pl.``

          2020 IRCA Mexican log has four 770s, including this one on W network:
          ``XEFRTM Zacatecas Fresnillo 10000 1000 Transmisiones Mik VAR W [net]
          new station to replace XEIH which has finished moving to FM. Reported
          testing 7/20``

          XEFRTM first appeared in DXLD 17-29 of July 19, 2017 as Raymie was
          discussing new concessions, this one leading to a Nissan dealership in
          Fresnillo illustrated with a streetview.

          In my log now, I have not heard Zacatecas or Fresnillo mentioned;
          plugged into XEW-900 net feed which is more QRMed and not necessarily
          //. 900 Doble-U appears to be mainly talk, but may have an
          English-musical subnetwork, as on XEWA 540? Or ``VAR`` encompass
          everything. Fresnillo is 1541 km = 958 stmi from Enid. But would seem
          uncomfortably close to Monterrey NL for two co-channel stations, 375
          km = 233 st mi apart.

          On October 27, 2020, IRCA Mexican Log editor Tim Hall reported:
          ``XEFRTM-770 Fresnillo, Zacatecas (replacement for the widely-heard
          XEIH which moved to FM several years ago) is reportedly on the air
          with 25 kW and W Radio programming via some kind of a lease agreement.
          Slogan is apparently W Radio Zacatecas. The W Radio network has
          seemingly not yet created individual web sites for their newer
          stations like XEQRMD-1310 and XEFRTM-770. Another target for my
          upcoming trip to the Nevada-Utah desert. 73 Tim Hall Chula Vista CA``
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          Here`s another report of it just received:

          ``770 M?XICO XEFRM {sic}, Fresnillo. MAR 28 {sic} 0453 – fair mixing
          with CHQR/KATL/KKOB while local KTTH was having automation problems.
          Sounded like F?tbol game, or highlights from an earlier game. IDed
          with the help of James Niven who confirmed this was //"W Radio"
          outlets XEX-730 and XEW-990 {sic}. This is a new 25 kW "W Radio"
          outlet that's been on the air for a few months. [BP-WA] BRUCE PORTZER,
          Seattle WA. Perseus receiver with terminated outdoor 10'x40' delta
          loops`` (DXWW edited by Brandon Jordan who is retiring and a successor
          is needed, IRCA DX Monitor March 13, published March 8)


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          • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, March 8-14, 2021

            teapot error again; standard remark as above




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            • International MWDX to Enid OK, March 15-21, 2021

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

              My MW DX reports starting August
              2011 are archived in this forum with
              open access [maybe]:
              http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...-Hauser/page60
              I understand that the entire forum is in danger of deletion
              due to lack of software support updates.

              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 March 15 from 0405:
              531, 576, 585, 612, 621, 639, 684(2), 711, 729, 747(2), 774(2), 855,
              882, 891*, 999, 1044, 1089, 1098(2), 1107, 1125, 1215, 1305(2),
              1314(2), 1422. *strongest; (2) at least two beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,
              WOR)

              ** MEXICO. Re my log of XEFRTM Zacatecas on 770, Saul Chernos, Ont.,
              replies:

              ``Hi Glenn (and Bruce): I've been hearing a very regular W Radio on
              770 here at Burnt River ON that is stream matching to XEFRTM
              Fresnillo. Two MP3 clips are attached. Mostly pop music of last few
              decades. It comes in often when I aim directionally WSW, which limits
              WABC somewhat. It also mixes with XEACH which is carrying Formula
              (also // webstream). I have noted lots of the 690 in Fresnillo lately,
              again also //webstream with 107.9 in the ID. It's now back listed at
              www.mwlist.org 73s Saul Chernos``

              Wow, two clips with algo way under WABC; matching stream must be only
              way to ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


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              • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, March 15-21, 2021

                Teapot error again - look elsewhere

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                • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, March 22-28, 2021

                  All times and dates strictly UT!

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

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

                  My MW DX reports starting August 2011
                  are archived in this forum with open access:
                  http://www.wtfda.org/forums/forum/am...-hauser/page60
                  However, I understand that the entire forum is in danger of
                  deletion due to lack of software support updates

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

                  ** OKLAHOMA [non]. 341-MCW kHz, March 24 at 0606, still no EI Enid, ND
                  beacon, but after several stops and restarts, I still expect it back,
                  sometime. Instead, JBA DNI, which is 25 watts from Sherman-DeNIson,
                  Texas just across the Red; not often audible, but now instead of or
                  atop, OIN, Oberlin, Kansas. I`ve yet to hear plenty of other 341s
                  listed in the Conterminous, Alaska, Canada, Greenland (Glenn Hauser,
                  OK, WOR)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, March 26 at 0205 UT, EI, Woodring Airport,
                  EnId ND beacon is back on! Latest outage started March 15. I check at
                  random times day or night, and assume once it`s off it stays off until
                  heard again. But I wonder if this or some other LW/MW beacons at minor
                  airports operate only irregularly depending on when there are really
                  incoming flights needing them, on request?

                  Power saving of 25 watts would hardly justify the trouble of turning
                  them off and on. BTW, Deirdre Gurry, the new AP director I met on a
                  visit about EI in October 2019, has already moved on after receiving
                  an award; she was replaced the following September by Keston Cook
                  (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

                  ** OKLAHOMA [non]. 341-MCW kHz, March 27 at 0545 UT, Enid`s EI NDB is
                  silent again after brief reactivation yesterday. Now hearing only OIN,
                  Oberlin KS (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

                  ** U S A. 400-MCW kHz, March 23 at 0605 UT, ND beacon AHQ, 25 watts
                  from Wahoo, Nebraska. Yahoo! Gotta log this one every so often. Wahoo
                  is a 4K town sorta between Omaha and Lincoln at the junxion of US 77
                  and State 92, i.e. between Prague and Ithaca; between Col?n and
                  Valpara?so. Obviously the Wahoonians were looking for a less
                  derivative name than their neighbours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** U S A. 720, UT Monday March 22 at 0554, tuning across WGN Chicago,
                  I pause because Rollye James is sounding like a DXer, discussing
                  whether WEDO is off the air as a caller claims; they`ve had a CP to
                  diplex non-direxional with something for 3 years but it should have
                  expired. Was simulcasting EZL from WKGO. Apparently this is a
                  trivia/quiz segment during her show. WEDO is or was an 810 daytimer in
                  McKeesport PA - Pittsburgh market. Per WGN sked, Rollye James is
                  supposed to be Mon-Thu at 10 pm-1 am CDT = 03-06 UT Tue-Fri; after 05
                  UT Mondays it`s `WGN Showcase`, reruns of previous week`s shows.

                  [non] BTW, at 0558 UT under WGN, I can hear the Mexican NA playing
                  from somewhere in the CST = midnight zone, so most likely XEDE
                  Saltillo, 24h as in IRCA Log; two of the three others supposedly
                  daytimers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** U S A. Greg Hardison, CA, in the WOR iog, replies to my log of
                  Rollye James on WGN: "...Rollye James is sounding like a DXer..."

                  ``Certainly one of the most amazing and fascinating minds with which
                  I've ever interacted belongs to Rollye. I was very happy to hear of
                  her new home at WGN/720, and hope they have the wisdom to keep her
                  there for just as long as she will stay. Rollye James has graced the
                  airwaves at many a station. She was briefly on the old KFMB/760 in San
                  Diego, where I went on with her via phone a few times, whilst running
                  the board up the coast/dial at KABC/790, unbeknownst to 790 mgmt., of
                  course!

                  She is a true radio-fanatic, in the same manner as the late great Art
                  Bell, and can build a fine show around any subject in the known
                  universe. A few nights ago on WGN, Rollye was working on an obsession
                  with old R&B love ballads of the early-to-mid 1960s. Heard some tunes
                  then & there I hadn't even thought of in nearly 60 years!

                  Rollye is a born natural for WGN -- well, actually for any worthwhile
                  station, but especially for 'GN, which is mostly maintaining its
                  unique style under "new" ownership of Nexstar. Jim Bohannon is a small
                  step down for WGN as he fiddles with the world of right-wing
                  blatherhood beneath his talents, and it seems the only blatant mistake
                  Nexstar has made so far is the addition of proto-fascist
                  Trump-worshiping syndicated assclown Bill Cunningham on Sunday nights
                  --- although once again WGN is unique, in presenting both the best
                  (Rollye) and the worst (Billy) in commercial Talkradio!

                  I hereby declare my undying love and mighty recommendation for Rollye
                  James and her most-excellent weeknightly show on WGN. And if you can't
                  hear the huge signal, there's always www.wgnradio.com`` -- Greg
                  Hardison

                  https://wgnradio.com/rollye-james/rollye-james/

                  ``Rochelle "Rollye" James is an American radio talk show host. She
                  hosted The Rollye James Show nationally and on international shortwave
                  on WWCR from 2000 to 2011. Rollye revived her show, broadcasting
                  weeknights 10p.m.–midnight, via live stream and podcast on June 19,
                  2013. Wikipedia`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

                  ** U S A. 1140, March 22 at 0355 UT, C&W music, ``100.1 and 1140 AM,
                  KXRB`` ID, plug a game with wine, mention Sioux Falls. From the north
                  dominating anyway on my E-W longwire despite night pattern supposed to
                  be totally to its NW from SE SD; likely really on ND day pattern, 10/5
                  kW -- unless it has an STA like more and more stations are getting to
                  run ND all the time with reduced power at night. Again at 0603 UT
                  check, KXRB country music jingle (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** U S A. 1140, March 23 at 0619 UT, once again tonight, KXRB Sioux
                  Falls SD is dominating the channel to the south instead of legally
                  aiming all its night power NW: 0622 between C&W tunes, convenient
                  simple ID only as ``KXRB``. Oook, last night`s log was misdated March
                  29 instead of 22, as were two others I`ve had to reissue corrected!
                  (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 1140, March 26 at 1755 UT on caradio, NO signal from KRMP
                  OKC; sure it`s off as when on, 1 kW groundwave is equal to or greater
                  than 1150 KSAL KS, and much more than 1120 Tulsa. Recheck on DX-398 at
                  home, 2223, now it`s on with ``Heart & Soul 92.1 and 1140,`` OKC
                  traffic. 92.1 is, natch, a mere translator wagging this dog.

                  While it was off, wished I were in a low-noise area in case GW or SW
                  remnant of KXRB Sioux Falls could make it here, as it has been at
                  night when not supposed to: unlikely, but half its frequency 570 WNAX
                  Yankton SD is always audible under KLIF. Nothing directly between OK
                  and SD on 1140 but MO and AR might be problem; and closer 50 kW 1110
                  KFAB Omaha barely daytimes here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

                  ** U S A. 1370, March 26 at 0232 UT, a bandscan hits some C&W music,
                  and a produced ID barely readable in the QRM, sounds like KVRD or KBRV
                  or something similar rhyming. The only fuzzy fit in NRC AM Log is:
                  KCRV, Caruthersville MO, which is on the River in the Bootheel, east
                  of Kennett where it`s addressed; U1 1000/63 watts, really? E-W
                  longwire does favor it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** OKLAHOMA. 1460, March 22 at 1902 UT, KZUE El Reno with series of
                  promos for Grupo F?rmula, and more totally M?xico-centric programming
                  as they plug into F?rmula feed every afternoon, not sure of exact
                  times. At least there is no jittering on the audio like during music
                  the last time I tuned by. Surely it`s not the only Unitedstatesian
                  doing so, but in NRC AM Log KZUE`s Grupo is filed only under La
                  Tremenda with two FM translators on 97.7. KZUE is a 500-watt daytimer
                  but plenty to reach Enid; caradio again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** U S A. 1540.197 approx., March 27 at 0217 UT, way-off-frequency het
                  against 1540.00 stations is back, as previously traced, WKVQ,
                  Eatonton, Georgia. Not present every night, and should never be as a
                  10 kW daytimer direxional west (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

                  ** U S A. 1540.200v, March 28 at 0304 UT, off-frequency het again, no
                  doubt 10 kW DAYTIMER WKVQ, Eatonton GA. Quick alternative way to get
                  frequency rather than direct measurement: with BFO/USB tune to exact
                  Hz where the beat matches the pitch heard in AM mode. BTW not noting
                  lately the 1540-minus het from KGBC Galveston (Glenn Hauser, OK,, WOR)

                  WORLD OF RADIO 2079 contents: *Algeria non, Antarctica, Ascension,
                  Armenia, Bonaire, Chile, *China, Congo, Cuba, France, India, Iran,
                  *Japan and non, Korea North and non, Korea South and non, *New
                  Zealand, North America, Philippines, *Romania, Singapore, Sudan South
                  non, Taiwan, *Thailand, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela; propagation outlook;
                  *A21 schedules

                  WOR 2079 is available as of 0023 UT Friday March 26, 2021
                  (mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2079.m3u
                  (mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2079.mp3

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

                  ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
                  March 27 at 1933 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, near-local KB0FX SDR but some
                  storm crashes, already at New Zealand, about 17 minutes into, so
                  started way early circa 1916.

                  Also confirmed UT Sunday March 28 at 0310 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, already
                  2 minutes into so also started early about 0308; S9+30 but heavy storm
                  noise from SE Arkansas across Tennessee.

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

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                  • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, March 22-28, 2021

                    Another failure, this time due to database error rather than teapot

                    Look for this report posted to multiple MWDX sites

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                    • International MWDX to Enid OK, March 22-28, 2021

                      This week both my reports are rejected here, this one ``teapot``

                      Q.v.

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                      • Domestic MWDX to Enid OK, March 29-April 4, 2021

                        {``teapot`` error -- look for this report elsewhere}

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                        • International MWDX to Enid OK, March 29-April 4, 2021

                          {``teapot`` error on this one too; look elsewhere}

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