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Glenn Hauser logs September 12-13, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [and non]. 800, Sept 12 at 1031 UT, CKLW with ``AM 800``
local news of Windsor & Detroit. On the E-W longwire it has no problem
from KQCV OKC, while on the DX-398, KQCV must be carefully nulled to
get CKLW.

BTW, AM Switch in the latest NRC DX News reports: ``Application for
STA filed: 800, KQCV, OK, Oklahoma City – Applies for STA, parameters
at variance and/or reduced power; problems in pattern`` --- whatever
that mean in practice. It certainly does not seem like reduced power
here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Sept 12 at 0616, JBA carrier from presumed R.
Kiribati. And again Sept 13 at 0611 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Tim Hall replies Sept 12 to my 820 XEABCA log:

``TH: They have really been getting out well the past year or two. The
vast majority of the time, they refer to themselves as "Canal
ochocientos veinte, ABC Radio" but occasionally they also still use
"Radio Frontera," which I believe is actually the name of the local
company that operates XEABCA-820 and XEMMM-940. A radio blogger in
Mexicali told me recently that XEABCA has been granted a CP to migrate
to FM as XHABCA-101.3. The same blogger told me that long-silent XEAA
-1340 was hoping to return to the air this summer (they were still off
when I drove through El Centro in June). 73 Tim Hall`` (Glenn Hauser,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 692.310, Sept 12 at 0618 UT, in my TA/TP 9-kHz bandscan,
instead of a carrier on 693, I find a JBA one here. Again at 1110 UT
check, seems fading a bit; but still detectable at 1410 UT, a
sesquihour after sunrise, in KGGF 690 splash, so must be something
local, from a household device (a lot of which stay on), or spur from
a nearby transmitter? Others may ignore this item which is really a
note to self, in case I need to refer to it later. Unless someone else
axually (Word processor changes that to axially!) hear it, near or far
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 779.985, Sept 12 at 1045 UT, WBBM has heavy QRM
from hard rock music looping WNW/ESE --- Colorado? NO, it`s KSPI
nearby Stillwater, conveniently breaking for local weather forecast at
1047 UT. Making annoying fast SAH with WBBM. At 1440 UT with KSPI
alone, I measure it 15 Hz minus off-frequency. The trouble is, KSPI is
a 250-watt daytimer, not legally on air until 1215! UT in September
(1230 UT in October); no info about a PSRA but even if it had one,
would not apply until 1100 UT = 6 am CDT. KSPI has a long history of
cheating. It`s not in the MW Offset list, so now they can add it!

While I`m at it, I check the R75 precise frequency readout accuracy on
MW against KTOK OKC, presuming it is really 1000.000 and I find no
correxion factor is necessary here, unlike SW, which is more and more
off, the higher the frequency, from 2.5 Hz at 2.5 MHz to 13 Hz at 20
MHz. Then checking
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1000
KTOK is on 1000.0001. I also measure another perpetual off-frequency
station. See USA: KFTI 1070 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
See also CANADA [and non] about KQCV OKC

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1947 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday
September 12 at 1030 on WRMI 5950, S9+10, but rather undermodulated
like everything on this transmitter.

Also confirmed Wed Sept 12 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.11v, S9-S7; also
confirmed from a semi-minute later, 2100.5 on WRMI 9955, S9, so
roughly equivalent but more fading on `BCQ. BTW, once again the
automation cuts off the last half of the singing ID ``Q`` as WOR
playback starts; not my fault. WRMI carrier came on openly at 2058.5
without modulation until JW canned ID at 2100.0. Not aired Sept 12 or
13 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1v. Next:

2330 UT Thursday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
2330 UT Friday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1230 UT Saturday WINB 9265V via Unique Radio
1431 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WBCQ 9330v [maybe, or 2330?]
0310vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
1030 UT Sunday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
2330 UT Sunday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0400 UT Monday WRMI webcast only
2330 UT Monday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1948?]
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 5950 [or 1948?]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1069.979, Sept 12 at 1443 UT, KFTI Wichita KS measured -21
Hz off-frequency; it`s been this way forever, at night making an
annoying rapid SAH against KNX or whatever. One of few stations
doggedly musical on MW, allegedly $tereo, Classic Country, and NRC AM
Log 2018 does not even have an FM translator for it. I then check
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1070
and find a very close match: 1069.9793 as of Jan 2, 2018
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, Sept 13 at 1356 UT, long string of Ad Council PSAs, at
least six? Fading completely out and back up, as skywave is about to
die, but long enough to hear 1400 UT ID for ``KWOD, 1660, Kansas City,
The Score, a Radio.com station`` and into Dan Patrick show.

I want to be sure which state the transmitter site be in. Radio-
locator shows its cross definitely on KS side, but FCC longitude of
``94° 40' 58.00" W Longitude (NAD 27) -94.682778`` puts it much closer
to State Line Road. Blowing up an FCC map at
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/am-profile/kwod/contour-maps/
finds the pin in Westwood Hills, just on the KS side. Was this a
station that changed site recently? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 936, Sept 12 at 0611 UT, JBA carrier again from likely
SNRT, Agadir, Morocco, just before LSR there. In previous log I should
have added that listed power is 100 kW, altho Future Plan called for 2
x 400 kW on MW (and 936 the only known frequency at that site).

936, Sept 13 at 0612, there it is again, with some fading. This time I
get a rough DF on the DX-398, NE/SW. Then checking the true bearing of
Agadir from Enid on my NGS globe with geometer, it`s 65 degrees.
Futurely shall try to get a closer match.

Agadir is right on the SW coast, SW of Marrakech, which can only boost
its propagability, (Microsoft Works Word Processor tried to
``correct`` that to reparability!! It has no sense about considering
definitions. I have to keep adding my new(?) words to its lexicon).

In fact, if 936 be really up to 800 kW it should be a good target for
daytime TA seawave. Meanwhile, superpower here should be helpful in
covering Western Sahara`s conquest by Moroccan imperialism (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6920 approx., Sept 12 at 0620, intermittent quacking
sound, maybe what Harold Frodge has been referring to (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1727 UT September 13