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    #16
    Domestic, Dec 4-10

    All times and dates strictly UT!

    ** U S A. 379 MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0418, local line noise has abated but
    now there is heavy noise from a straight line of storming from the RGV
    of TX to the PA/NY border, heaviest in LA/MS/AL/TN, so I can detect a
    few JBA DX beacons, but copy is difficult. But ongoing, should be
    low-noise nights of both kinds.

    On 379 first seems like SU? Nothing listed. At 0454 I am more sure
    that it is RS. Only this is close enough to that, also geographically,
    as in the RNA reference classaxe, previously logged: ``379 RUE
    Russellville AR 25w 08Oct23 Tony reports it is mis-keying as 'RU' . .
    . no E``

    408 MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0419, OJ? or maybe OLA? nothing even fuzzily
    similar at RNA or DXinfocentre.

    326 MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0416, MA, no doubt about this ND beacon, 400
    watts at Midland TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1540, Dec 4 at 0803 UT, (479) area code ad for something in
    Scranton, -- what?? ``True Country``, weather info, then ``Real
    Country``. Not Pennsylvania, but Arkansas. As in NRC AM Log, it`s
    KLYR, Ozark AR, as ``True Country``. Ozark is east of Ft Smith on I40,
    Scranton further and off I40 to the south. 479 is NW Arkansas. Not bad
    for one watt! Could it possibly be on 500 watt day power? (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1590, Dec 6 at 0751 UT, ballad in Spanish, break for ID as
    ``Ambiente Clásico Radio``, another tune. What?? NRC AM Log has
    several USSS on 1590, but no such slogan. Nor anything fits in
    exhaustive IRCA Mexican Log. Google search finds immediately, a story
    from late Aug after the NRC AM Log deadline and printing:
    https://rbr.com/ambiente-clasico-sec...-am-ownership/
    ‘Ambiente Clásico’ Secures Chicago AM Ownership By Adam Jacobson -
    August 29, 2023

    It`s the new format and ownership of WCGO, Evanston IL, which had been
    Korean, 10/2.5 kW. Radio-locator still shows yet another outdated
    format, ``Chicago`s News Talk``. Ambiente was already reported by
    IRCAns in September. Nitetime coverage map has a notch thisaway to its
    SW, major lobe northwards:
    https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pa...service=AM&h=N
    but daytime is non-direxional:
    https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pa...service=AM&h=D
    Some IRCA reports also suspected ND day pattern at night (Glenn
    Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1690, Dec 4 at 0805? UT, Virginia references, ``the
    Commonwealth``, into `Red Eye Radio`, i.e. WPTX Lexington Park,
    Maryland, address in Mechanicsville, both of which are in SW MD, quite
    close to VA partially in coverage area; 10/1 kW, but NRC AM Log does
    not show it with RER, rather AC/EZL format. Per that the only RER on
    1690 is WMLB in GA. IL or CO are the regular 1690s heard here. Nicely
    displaying RER affiliate list at
    https://www.redeyeradioshow.com/red-...io-affiliates/
    agrees that its only 1690 is ``WMLB-AM`` Atlanta -- and every single
    MW station is shown with an ``-AM`` suffix, which is nonsense! There
    was no sign of two stations mixing, and I can`t imagine a Georgian
    with Virginia references as ``the Commonwealth``. Website
    https://1690wptx.com/ asserts ``more music, less talk`` and is quite
    Marylandish. The VA refs I thought were local, just before rejoining
    RER. Schedule at https://1690wptx.com/schedule is not very helpful,
    nothing but ``regular programming`` 24/7!! Now I`m wondering if
    without embargo it had to be WMLB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. Greg Hardison has the answer to my quandary over VA vs GA on
    1690:
    "... 1690 is 'WMLB-AM` Atlanta ..." - WMLB is owned these days by some
    {censored} in Virginia, same owner of WJFN/820 in Chester and
    of late, WJFP/740 also in Chester, the one just outside of Philly,
    along with possibly one or two others in the mid-Atlantic area. I've
    seen indications in the past that all of the above are programmed out
    of the Hub at WJFN, including local mid-Virginia sponsors and
    references. Cheaper that way; saved overhead=more money left to give
    to t{censored}. My own funds say that you indeed did receive WMLB, on 1690,
    with Red Neck Radio.`` Tnx, Greg (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    ** U S A. 1690, Dec 4 at 2320 UT, several Relevant Radio, Catholic
    promos during break in a talkshow, of course KDMT Arvada CO, dominant
    now but some deep fades. Official Dec sunset is 2330 UT, so still on
    10 kW daypower (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

    WORLD OF RADIO 2220 contents: Australia, Canada, China, Cuba,
    (Cyprus), Egypt, France and non, Germany and non, Hawai`i, Indonesia,
    Iran, Korea South and non, (Lithuania), (Madagascar), Maldives non,
    Myanmar, Netherlands, North America, Romania, Spain, Sudan South non,
    Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine non, USA, Zambia;
    propagation outlook - (countries mentioned along with others not in
    order)

    WOR 2220 available from 0204 UT Friday December 8:
    (mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2220.m3u
    (mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2220.mp3
    Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
    Also linx to podcast services.

    Complete WORLD OF RADIO schedule:
    http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

    ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2220 monitoring:

    Also confirmed Saturday December 9 starting at 2043 the 2030v on
    WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+18 into nearby SDR; including the 1:43 clip of
    Myanmar 5985 with some music, at 2054.

    Also confirmed UT Sunday December 10 at 0551-0557 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM,
    MO, S9+18, so the nominal 0415v started way late circa 0528. Overtime
    HamSat ending at 0512 and into ARRL news which must have lasted ~16
    minutes.

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

    Last edited by WG Hauser; 12-10-2023, 03:21 PM. Reason: Removed political remarx by Greg about 1690 in order to satisfy Mike

    Comment


      #17
      International, Dec 3-10, 2023

      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 times and dates strictly UT. Rx:
      NRD-545 with 100-foot E-W longwire;
      DX-398 with internal antenna
      only; IC-R75 with ALA-330S
      inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S;
      Nissan stock caradio as specified;
      Or remote receivers when specified.

      GLENN HAUSER`S WEEKLY LOG ROUNDUPS

      Published by early UT Thursday each week, the original complete
      all-band logs in one merged alfabetical file:
      http://worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

      ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2219 monitoring: Confirmed Sunday
      December 3 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9 across
      Europe to UTwente with no CCI.

      WORLD OF RADIO 2220 contents: Australia, Canada, China, Cuba,
      (Cyprus), Egypt, France and non, Germany and non, Hawai`i, Indonesia,
      Iran, Korea South and non, (Lithuania), (Madagascar), Maldives non,
      Myanmar, Netherlands, North America, Romania, Spain, Sudan South non,
      Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine non, USA, Zambia;
      propagation outlook - (countries mentioned along with others not in
      order)

      WOR 2220 available from 0204 UT Friday December 8:
      (mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2220.m3u
      (mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2220.mp3
      Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
      Also linx to podcast services.

      Complete WORLD OF RADIO schedule:
      http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

      ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2220 monitoring: confirmed Friday
      December 8 at 2138 the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+7
      across Europe to UTwente; S9+16 into nearby Noale SDR, and no QRM at
      either.

      Also confirmed Sunday December 10 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia,
      1323 kHz, S9+5 and no QRM into UTwente across Europe.

      UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JJBBA MW carrier search Dec 10 at
      0409-0414: 531, 855, 891, 1431, 1494; 1710-2 NAm TIS or pirates (Glenn
      Hauser, OK, WOR)

      WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE

      Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update, Dec 9:
      https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm
      The next update is scheduled for end of December.
      Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

      Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn


      Comment


        #18
        International, Dec 11-17:

        ** MEXICO. 660, Dec 17 at 0757 music, 0758 ``Esto es ABC Deportes``,
        rock music in English, 0801 full ID as ``XHGBO 92.1, Monterrey, Grupo
        Radio ---``. Next song sounds like ABBA. IRCA Mexican log shows XEFZ,
        10/1 kW at 1200-0600 only. GBO must stand for General BravO, location
        of the FM. Another late nite, KTNN was dominating the channel, not
        now. It`s a ``sports`` station with music instead of that (Glenn
        Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** MEXICO. 770, Dec 17 at 0754 ``Música W`` ... ``Mambo #5`` song in
        English; 0800 ``W Radio Zacatecas`` ... ``24 horas`` ... ``-- media``.
        W is always pronounced ``doble-ú``. Dominating frequency at first even
        on E/W longwire. IRCA Mexican Log shows it`s XEFRTM, Fresnillo, 10/1
        kW, W Radio sometimes // XEW 900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        ** ROMANIA. 1323 kHz, Dec 15 at 2308, German songs and announcements
        received at Noale and UTwente, after QRMing IRRS with WOR until 2200
        and on a bit longer with news. This has got to be R. Neumarkt, a
        MW-only German language service via as in mwlist:

        ``SRR Radio Târgu Mureș Minorități/Marosvásárhelyi Rádió/Radio
        Neumarkt SRR Marosvásárhelyi Rádió 0345-0500 hu [SaSu], SRR
        Marosvásárhelyi Rádió 0345-1900 hu [Mo-Fr], SRR Radio Târgu Mureș
        Minorități 0500-0600 rom [SaSu], SRR Marosvásárhelyi Rádió 0600-1800
        hu [Su], SRR Marosvásárhelyi Rádió 0600-1900 hu [Sa], SRR Radio
        Neumarkt 1900-2000 de [Mo-Sa]`` --- but not at this hour, extended
        perhaps for holidays. Cuts off abruptly in mid-aria at 2337*! More
        about Neumarkt:
        https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Neumarkt
        (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        WORLD OF RADIO 2221 contents: Antarctica, Ascension, (China), Cuba,
        Europe, (Finland), (France), Germany, India, Korea North, (Korea South
        non), Mongolia, Romania, Solomon Islands, Sweden, (Tajikistan), Tibet
        non, Turkey, USA, (Uzbekistan), (Vatican non); also: publications, RIP
        David Zantow, holiday programming, WSPR, smart meters; propagation
        outlook - (countries mentioned along with others not in order)

        WOR 2221 available from 0138 UT Friday December 15:
        (mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2221.m3u
        (mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2221.mp3

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

        ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2221 monitoring: confirmed Friday
        December 15 at 2136 the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, but
        with musical CCI under into UTwente; both stronger into Noale so
        probably Romania on variable sked, 3 Hz SAH. See ROMANIA. Still not on
        918 or 207 kHz, but 918 with something weak in Russian? sounds like.
        MWlist shows nothing in Eurussia nor anything else likely to be in
        that language; largest area powers are in Iran, Egypt, Nigeria.

        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW 9/kHz carrier search, Dec 11 at
        0459: 567, 576-2, 684, 738, 774, 891, 1107, 1125, 1296, 1341, 1503,
        1566, 1710. Later on a 10/kHz bandscan at 0527 another one not noted
        earlier: 711 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 13 at 0432:
        891, 963, 1431 kHz; Algeria and two more intriguing ones (Glenn
        Hauser, OK, WOR)

        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 14 at 0448:
        only 891, surely Algeria. Repeated bandscans might encounter a few
        others with enough signal to detect, vs. variable supersplash from NAm
        10/kHz stations, and their own fading, which tends to be quite slow if
        unimpeded (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Dec 15 from 0435:
        531, 819, 855, 891, 999, 1107-2 beating. Axually tuned downward in
        reverse order. 819 is an unusual one: WRTH 2023 shows nothing
        significant in Europe; major sig 300 kW Egypt; lesser sigs in Iran,
        Mauritius, Sudan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        UNIDENTIFIED. 810.6 kHz approx., het against 810 stations, no audio
        pullable but seems too strong to be a local birdie and nonesuch noted
        here before. Nothing any more than +045 Hz in mwoffsets list; 0529 UT
        Dec 11 and none of it next night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        UNIDENTIFIED. 1218.1 approx., JBA carrier hetting 1220.0 stations.
        Reminds me of 2011/2013y era when KMVL Madisonville TX was on 1219.84
        and/or its co-channel experimental booster. Current mwoffsets shows
        only one lower than that, WERT Van Wert OH on 1219.5 as of 2023-08-12.
        Adding time and date! 0751 UT Dec 14, 2023 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

        Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn


        Comment


          #19
          Domestic, December 11-17, 2023

          All times and dates strictly UT!

          Rx: NRD-545 with 100` E-W longwire;
          IC-R75 with Wellbrook loop E/W or
          N-S interior shortwire.
          DX-398 with internal antenna only;
          Nissan stock caradio as specified.
          Or remote receivers when 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

          GLENN HAUSER`S WEEKLY LOG ROUNDUPS

          Published by early UT Thursday each week, the original complete
          all-band logs in one merged alfabetical file:
          http://worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

          Yes, I know MW starts at 300 kHz, but may include LW
          beacons below that for sake of completeness. It also
          extends above to 3000 kHz. I also include reports of
          harmonix originating with MW stations.

          ** CANADA. 2598 USB, Dec 15 at 0446 UT, S7 YL voice in French with
          marine weather, keeps mentioning ``vendredi`` = Friday forecasts. 2749
          USB sounds like the same, S9. Confirmed // with 2598 on the R75,
          enough sig into DX-398 with reelout clip-on to hear 2749 USB matching,
          but 2749 with a slight split-second delay. DXinfocentre.com shows at
          this hour from 0437, final broadcasts of the day before a 3-hour
          pause:
          2598, VBQ-22, Natashquan (Escoumins), FF/EE 600 watts;
          2749, VCN, Escoumins, FF/EE, 600 watts.
          Both in Québec, Les Escoumins is on the left bank/NW shore of the
          St-Laurent, east of Saguenay. Natashquan further up the north coast
          across from the east end of Anticosti island. Distance between them
          587 km = 365 stmi = 317 nmi. Listing implies Escoumins is the
          originator, contradicting the monitored delay. Google cannot translate
          Escoumins from French; perhaps a proper name (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          ** CANADA. Re 2598 & 2749 USB: ``Escoumins is the originator,
          contradicting the monitored delay. Google cannot translate Escoumins
          from French; perhaps a proper name``

          ``"Its name has traditionally been recognized to come from the
          Montagnais iskomin, meaning "where there are many seeds" or "there are
          fruits or seeds", in turn from the roots isko or ishko ("as far as
          this/that") and min (red seeds, or wild berries in general). According
          to more recent theory, it could also be a variation of the Mi'kmaq
          term eskumunaak, meaning "lookout place". In addition, other sources
          say that the place is named Essipit in Montagnais, meaning "river of
          shells"."
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Escoumins,_Quebec

          Note that in NB, we have a village called Escuminac, with Canada's
          largest inshore fishing vessel harbour. It is also the location of one
          of the permanent government GNSS stations and a tide gauge. -- Richard
          Langley`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

          ** OKLAHOMA. 275 MCW kHz, Dec 11 at 2319 UT, 25-watt GUY Guymon is the
          only somewhat unusual NDB audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          ** OKLAHOMA. Finally heard from OG&E guy Dec 13, that two bad
          insulators had been found less than a mile away, and indeed the SW
          intermittent arcing/buzzing seems to have stopped. Still a loud
          continuous buzz worst on LW, apparently something else and he doesn`t
          have a radio tuning LW (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

          ** U S A. 660, Dec 11 at 0526 UT Navajo chanting, segué to country
          song in English, culture clash! Suspect KTNN, AZ/NM, dominating
          channel, so on 50 kW ND day pattern not protecting NYC? (Glenn Hauser,
          OK, WOR)

          ** U S A. 1130 kHz, Dec 13 at 0803 UT tune-in, just as rock music
          breaks for ID as KLEY Wellington KS and two FM translators -- no
          shame, obviously 250 watt day power instead of legal ONE WATT at
          night; normally dominates KWKH and anything else here. Used to be on
          100.3, but moved to 104.1 K281DI per WTFDA FM DB, which yet still
          shows branding as 100.3 The Wave. No hits if you search on KLEY in the
          `Relay of` field: it has to be KLEY-1130, and no other translator hits
          either with that. Format AC, no longer Country as in NRC AM Log. At
          least it`s not jointly IDing with sibling station, probably same
          computer bank, KKLE 1550 Winfield KS which is bluegrass.

          1130, Dec 13 at 1901 UT I listen again carefully for ID: no `The Wave`
          branding, just `a My Town Media station` - I think, hard to understand
          but that is the current licensee; second translator chex as K281DI, and
          the first one maybe a -262- which = 100.3, so is that still on the
          air? No such xltr anywhere in KS per FCC and WTFDA (Glenn Hauser, OK,
          WOR)

          ** U S A. 1130, Dec 14 at 0744 UT, super-cheater KLEY Wellington KS,
          YL weather she precedes and follows with this branding I`ve never
          heard before: ``Super Hits 1130 AM and 104.1 FM``. The station
          obviously running 250X its authorized nite power of one watt (Glenn
          Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2221)

          WORLD OF RADIO 2221 contents: Antarctica, Ascension, (China), Cuba,
          Europe, (Finland), (France), Germany, India, Korea North, (Korea South
          non), Mongolia, Romania, Solomon Islands, Sweden, (Tajikistan), Tibet
          non, Turkey, USA, (Uzbekistan), (Vatican non); also: publications, RIP
          David Zantow, holiday programming, WSPR, smart meters; propagation
          outlook - (countries mentioned along with others not in order)

          WOR 2221 available from 0138 UT Friday December 15:
          (mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2221.m3u
          (mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2221.mp3

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

          Also confirmed Saturday December 16 at 2030 about 2 minutes into so
          started circa 2028 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO. Also from 2030 on RMI
          webcast only and WRN N America webcast.

          UNIDENTIFIED. 810.6 kHz approx., het against 810 stations, no audio
          pullable but seems too strong to be a local birdie and nonesuch noted
          here before. Nothing any more than +045 Hz in mwoffsets list; 0529 UT
          Dec 11 and none of it next night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          UNIDENTIFIED. 1090 kHz, Dec 13 at 0802 UT, maybe trace of a tone under
          presumed KAAY AR. KMXA Aurora CO had been reported intoning all night;
          still? It`s 50/0.5 kW. Could be mistaken for a TA or TP het from 1089
          (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

          UNIDENTIFIED. 1218.1 approx., JBA carrier hetting 1220.0 stations.
          Reminds me of 2011/2013y era when KMVL Madisonville TX was on 1219.84
          and/or its co-channel experimental booster. Current mwoffsets shows
          only one lower than that, WERT Van Wert OH on 1219.5 as of 2023-08-12.
          Adding time and date! 0751 UT Dec 14, 2023 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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

          Comment


            #20
            Domestic, Dec 18-24, 2023:

            ** OKLAHOMA. 1210 kHz, Dec 18 at 0701 UT, Town Hall news, S9+38
            dominating, promo some far-right extremist talkshow; 0705 ``Five-state
            talker, KGYN Guymon`` ID; too modest. Continues to be ND at night
            rather than protecting Philadelphia as required; altho we are slightly
            off the notch, more like thru Wichita. This explains how someone in
            Connecticut DXed KGYN during a WPHT pause. NRC AM Log shows both
            branded as ``The Big Talker``. Both also had CBS News, changed? Log
            does not show KGYN with THN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. 408 kHz MCW, Dec 21 at 0437, JDM is JBA, 25 watt NDB from
            Colby KS in the NW corner, nickname `Wheatfield`. Altho there is now
            zero Blitz stormnoise across North America, I am still hearing hardly
            any MW/LW beacons - not even 332 IC Wichita, and nothing from Canada.

            JDM is seldom heard; probably my unIDs Dec 10 at 0419, and Nov 5, 2023
            at 0311. Last definite log was Nov 13, 2021 at 0715, when I added: My
            previous log from 2020y bears repeating:

            ```408-MCW kHz, Oct 18 at 0643 UT, JDM, 25-watt NDB at Colby -
            Wheatfield, Kansas. One wonders how a call with no connexion to the
            listed location came about? So I try searching on JDM Colby, finding
            ``Colby Howard Lands at JD Motorsports For Majority of 2020``
            about NASCAR - that`s a stretch! Further down are linx to JDM as
            NAVAID, but no call significance. Even further down, there is a JDM
            Enterprises, LLC, in Colby among 55 other places:
            https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ks/8804627
            but what does it do?`` Do they have a private airstrip in Colby?```

            I had also logged it a number of times earlier in 2020y but not
            before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. 400 kHz MCW, Dec 24 at 0806, AHQ, a 25-watt NDB at Wahoo,
            Nebraska, which is just west of Omaha. Heard before but it`s been a
            long time, Nov 6, 2021. Manages to overcome the S9+20 local noise
            level. Several other intriguing carriers but none readable except:

            329 kHz MCW, Dec 24 at 0801, PMV, 25-w NDB at Plattsmouth NE.

            293 kHz, FBY, 25 watts at Fairbury NE, no sign of it lately in
            numerous tunebys, wonder if still on air? Used to be most reliable
            Nebraskan. Classaxe says it`s 50 watts, last logged Dec 5, 2023 (Glenn
            Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. 690, Dec 20 at 0803 UT, dead air atop several weakers.
            Dominant 690 here day and night is KGGF Coffeyville KS, no sign of it
            otherwise so presumably the dead one. Might have been missing a news
            hole, but still silent after 0806 when some talkshow would have
            resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            ** U S A. 1700 kHz, Dec 19 at 0800 UT, ``1700theChamp.com`` defacto ID
            from Iowa and into CBS Sports Radio, so KBGG Des Moines. A very busy
            website (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            WORLD OF RADIO 2222 contents: Antarctica, Australia, (Austria), Canada
            and non, China, Cuba, Denmark, (Ecuador), Ethiopia non, Germany,
            Iceland, International Internet, (Japan), Korea North non, Korea South,
            Liberia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America,
            Oklahoma, Per?, Romania, Spain and non, UKQOGBANI, USA; unidentified
            1218, 5990; bird monitoring; interviews of gh; propagation outlook -
            (countries mentioned along with others not in order)

            WOR 2222 available from 0144 UT Friday December 22:
            (mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2222.m3u
            (mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2222.mp3

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

            Also confirmed Saturday December 23 from 2029 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM,
            Wentzville MO, S9+18 into nearby Warrenton SDR, which tends to
            skip/hiccup a lot making it nonuseful for continuous program
            listening.

            Also confirmed, UT Sunday December 24 starting at 0535 on WA0RCR, 1860
            AM, MO, S9+18 into nearby remote, very late after nominal 0415.

            UNIDENTIFIED. 730, Dec 23 at 0750 UT, classical music, a surprise as
            no stations are overtly so formatted; pause and more as if album cuts.
            Not recognizable as ``holiday`` or ``religious`` but maybe, and/or
            anomaly for The Season. Would KKDA Korean TX or XEX Deportes CDMX do
            this? On 730, no CBC/SRC nor any US public radio stations (Glenn
            Hauser, OK, WOR)

            TEXT INTERVIEWS WITH GLENN:

            SWLing Post blog with Jock Elliott, Nov 2023, original English; Russian
            and Spanish translations
            Extensive Summer 1999 iv by Sheldon Harvey, CIDX upon WOR reaching
            1000
            Are now linked at bottom of
            http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html [sic]

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

            International, Dec 18-24, 2023:

            WORLD OF RADIO 2222 contents: Antarctica, Australia, (Austria), Canada
            and non, China, Cuba, Denmark, (Ecuador), Ethiopia non, Germany,
            Iceland, International Internet, (Japan), Korea North non, Korea South,
            Liberia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America,
            Oklahoma, Per?, Romania, Spain and non, UKQOGBANI, USA; unidentified
            1218, 5990; bird monitoring; interviews of gh; propagation outlook -
            (countries mentioned along with others not in order)

            WOR 2222 available from 0144 UT Friday December 22:
            (mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2222.m3u
            (mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2222.mp3

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

            ** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2222 monitoring: confirmed Friday December 22
            at 2158 just in time the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia 1323 kHz, good
            trans-Europe into UTwente with no Romania or other QRM. Likewise tail
            of WRMI 2130 on internet only.

            Also confirmed Sunday December 24 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia,
            1323 kHz, S9+10/20 into nearby SDR, not on 918 or 207; and 1323 also
            S9 into UTwente across Europe, no QRM at either.

            UNIDENTIFIED. 730, Dec 23 at 0750 UT, classical music, a surprise as
            no stations are overtly so formatted; pause and more as if album cuts.
            Not recognizable as ``holiday`` or ``religious`` but maybe, and/or
            anomaly for The Season. Would KKDA Korean TX or XEX Deportes CDMX do
            this? On 730, no CBC/SRC nor any US public radio stations (Glenn
            Hauser, OK, WOR)

            UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier check, Dec 18 at
            0706, only 891, audible het against 890s, among the regular spots. Not
            only WLS but CCI seems Spanish, likely CUBA 200 kW rather than several
            low-powered Unitedstatesians (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

            UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic just barely audible MW carrier check, Dec
            22 at 0748: only 891 kHz in non-exhaustive bandscan, usual 1 kHz het
            upon WLS. Surely ALGERIA, about as late as it can be on shortest
            dayofyear. Site Ouyed Falet is not included in the extensive locality
            list at gaisma.com, but it`s just west of Algiers, so what`s the
            sunrise time there? 0657 UT. With 300 kW it can still be propagating
            westward less than an hour after LSR. Latest will become in a biweek,
            0702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)



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              ** DENMARK. 243 kHz, Dec 31 at 1615, DR Kalundborg is VG into UTwente,
              for last minutes on the air; special programming but all in Danish,
              now a scratchy old recording of something. 1659 woman speaking, the
              queen to finalize it. Punxuated by rustling sounds, flipping pages of
              her script? 1713 crowd applause, and national anthem for only about
              one minute; military commands; 1715 YL announcer seems upset, or is
              that the Q again. Talking about a pianist, composition. 1716 piano
              plays, is that starting with the interval signal? 1719 still on,
              switching to violin. Pauses and more music, wide variety of different
              instruments, variations on the IS. Long pauses between iterations, so
              we never know which will be the final note forever.

              Roger Thauer, Germany, posted an English translation from this about
              the QNY speech tradition:

              https://www.kongehuset.dk/nyheder/ba...aarstale-47896
              Certainly not all about the LW transmitter closing, but maybe She
              mentioned it. BTW, She`s abdicating as of Jan 14. Translation of the
              speech itself pending.

              UTwente displays a synchlock on 242999.75 Hz, with the last digit
              plus/minus 1, i.e. extremely stable. 1735 finally stops, and carrier
              cut about 1735.7* UT. Someone probably timed it to the exact second
              without internet delay: Harald Kuhl says 1735:45*. Now some splatter
              from adjacent frequency 252 Algeria is audiblized. Goodbye, Denmark!
              BTW, I have never had a trace direct of any AfroEurAsian LWBC, even
              the superpowers, yet I have heard 25-watt LW beacons at hundreds of
              km. WRTH 2024 shows 243 was down to only 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK,
              WOR)

              ** KIRITIMATI. 846, R. Kiribati, continues to be inaudible and
              presumed off, Dec 25, neither direct JBA carrier as was frequent last
              winter; nor now 0658 via Oahu SDR. I`ve been checking 846 direct
              almost every night around 0430 and/or 0730. Ron Howard and Gary Pence
              not hearing it either. A night or two ago Kaneohe SDR was out of
              order, but now is getting something on 840 from the upper 48, see USA
              (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              ** U S A. 840, Dec 25 at 0658 UT, checking Kaneohe, Oahu, KiwiSDR for
              846 Kiritimati, q.v., instead see a trace on 840 which I know can`t be
              Hawaii nor anywhere in Pacificasia. Most likely California, which is
              not that unusual to Hawaii on MW with nothing in between, Modesto
              about 3960 km = 2460 stmi; Xmasmx pauses at 0700 for KMPH, Modesto ID.
              So this is ``international`` DX in reverse (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              WORLD OF RADIO 2223 contents: Algeria, Andorra non, Argentina,
              (Austria), Brasil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, (Ethiopia non),
              France, Germany, Ireland, (Kiritimati), Korea South (and non),
              Kurdistan non, Madagascar, Moldova, Netherlands, Norfolk Island, North
              America, Oklahoma, Palau, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine,
              UKQOGBANI, USA, Venezuela; propagation outlook - (countries mentioned
              along with others not in order)

              WOR 2223 available from 0125 UT Friday December 29:
              (mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2223.m3u
              (mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2223.mp3

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

              ** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2223 monitoring: confirmed Friday
              December 29 at 2149 the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+10
              into UTwente and no QRM. (There are still some reports of very lowpower
              UK stations on 1323.)

              Also confirmed Sunday December 31 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia,
              1323 kHz, S9+5 into UTwente, no co-channel QRM. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carriers, as hets during 10/kHz
              bandscan, Dec 25 at 0750: 621 and 711, surely RNE Canarias, and SNRT
              Western Sahara under Moroccan royal imperialism yoke (Glenn Hauser,
              OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carriers, Dec 26 at 0300: only a
              het to 710 from 711, i.e. Western Sahara.

              Dec 26 at 0508: 684, 711, 891. 684 presumably RNE Sevilla, Spain, not
              heard much anymore since power cut from 300 to only 150/100 kW;
              westish there is also a 50 kW Tunisia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 29 at
              0444-0450: 684, 711, 774-2, 837, 855, 882, 891, 999, 1089, 1107, 1269.
              I normally run the R75 ``wide-open`` but this time with only Preamp 1
              instead of 2, which may have helped marginally vs splash. 1269 is
              unusual; per WRTH 24, biggestsigs are 100 kW Kuwait, 50 kW Iran (Glenn
              Hauser, OK, WOR)

              UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 31 from 0359:
              774, 855, 891, 909, 999, 1098, 1107 - most likely Spain, Algeria,
              maybe UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

              Until the next, Best of DX and 73 de Glenn




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