domingo, 15 de março de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13-14-15 , 2015

** BRAZIL. 9725, March 15 at 0103, RB2 is on this air now, // stronger 11935, and by 0112 I can also // it to much weaker 6040 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, March 15 at 0114, crackling spurs are barely audible, while fundamental 11780.1 RNA/RNB seems as strong as ever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. This time I measure each Cairo frequency in addition to noting the modulation defects.
12080.04 approx., March 15 at 0112, R. Cairo, VG signal but presumed Spanish suptorted and whining; occasional JBA irregular beeps too; slightly on hi side
12035.08 approx., March 15 at 0113, R. Cairo, VG signal equal to 12080.04, but only a trace of suptorted modulation, also beeps. More to the hi side than 12080.04 is. These readings indicate one and two 40-Hz clix above the even frequency as compared to WWV
9965.0, March 15 at 0117, R. Cairo is JBM with whine; good signal, i.e. not as strong as the 12 MHzers on the meter but not off frequency
9860.0, March 15 at 0118, R. Cairo, suptorted music, not off frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1040, March 15 at 0136 UT with WHO nulled, Spanish news about Papa Francisco, quick hi pip sounders, ``nuestras noticias``, website in .com; fades for full? ID; 0137 MOR music; 0142 UT timecheck ``son las 6 con 42 minutos`` and ID as R. Sensación, and then 94.1 Stereo Sensación, y 1040-AM``, more music. So this is in a state with UT-7 MST still in effect, like Sonora or non-border Chihuahua: As in Cantú and IRCA, everything matches for XEHES in Chihuahua city, 5000/250 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1110, March 15 at 0134 UT, Rosary in Spanish with KFAB nulled, presumed XEWR, R. Guadalupana, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7570, March 14 at 2300, as publicized, WRMI preëmpts Brother Scare for a 2-hour PCJ Radio International special on its sixth anniversary of revival in Taiwan. Keith Perron sings, offers prizes, plays music and archival interviews, Happy Station broadcast clips from Eddie Startz, Tom Meijer; Dick Speekman`s last appearance; quite an improvement over the usual fare on this frequency. Glad it`s preëmptable with the best sig right across North America. 
Another 7570 special is scheduled for 01-02 UT Monday March 16, belated 70th anniversary show about Radio Canada International (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980.0, March 15 at 0104, JBA carrier or two; not much of a beat and not off-frequency either, but at approx. 0105:13 the carrier weakens as R. Chaski goes off leaving BBC/UAE. That`s 6.5 seconds later than last night when there was a sharp Chaski cutoff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 15 at 0115 tune-in, prélude is playing, and 2+1 timesignal ends at 0115:12, SLBC opening, on very good but fluttery transpolar signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1764 monitoring: this week started a bit earlier on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, 0318 UT March 15, nominally from 0315. Next:
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
As chances to hear WOR on SW are reduced, you may want to subscribe to a podcast: three different sources are linked atop 
http://www.worldofradio.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9975, March 15 at 0159, S Asian music, poor and certainly not KVOH. I know it was on around an hour earlier, but still very undermodulated, so another crash, or just turned off? KVOH has cleared the frequency for its co-Christian competitor, CVC The Voice Asia, southward from Uzbekistan in Hindi at 01-04 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, UT Sunday March 15 at 0200, a quick check of WRMI for the other ``Global 24`` reactivated semi-hour. Yes, after WRMI Spanish ID, Global 24 ID and another replay of AWR Wavescan, like Friday at 0030 on 11580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1300, March 15 at 0129 UT, soul/gospel music, loops NW/SE, 0130 UT maybe sung ID unreadable; go-to-church promo, plug Sunday 6 am show on ``the Gospel Powerhouse``, 0131 UT American Optometric Association PSA/ad?, then ``KSYB, Shreveport`s Premier Station``. It`s 5000/30 watts non-direxional; guess which? Neither slogan is in NRC AM Log. Can`t find any own website, just numerous streaming aggregators (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** URUGUAY. 6125+, March 15 at 0057, JBA carrier on the hi side, and this time I make a point to keep checking it after 0100, when RNU is supposed to be the only station on frequency, China finishing at that hour. Local noise level is hi, and some splash from second adjacents, but with BFO, I do keep barely detecting it at further chex 0100+, 0107, 0122, 0155. Much, much weaker than the hetful collision between Bolivia and Brazil on 6135 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1410, March 15 at 0027 UT, ESPN Radio in English, loops NW/SE so not Wichita which anyway is Fox Sports. ESPN roster has two likelies: KDBS, 1000/30 watts in Alexandria LA; and KOOQ, 5000/500 watts from North Platte NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1500, March 15 at 0126 UT, I get some music, Mexican? Bass beat with SBG from KSTP nulled as much as possible. Also at 0140 UT; at 0145, slow vocal music, DF seems NW/SE to NNW/SSE but no chance of copying it except when aimed WNW/ESE at KSTP null. Computing the SAH between them, about 108/minute = 1.8 Hz, but hard to count with a third weak off-frequency signal in the mix. 0148 UT maybe a Spanish ID as it fades; stay with it another dekaminute but no more peaks vs KSTP. 
There are only 3 Mexicans on 1500, prime one being XEDF, México DF, 50 kW Cadena Radio Uno per IRCA and Aoki; R. Fórmula 1500, Segunda Cadena per WRTH. Only Cantú shows a reduced night power of 5 kW. But the DF does not fit for any XE. So how about US SS on 1500? NRC AM Log has two in AL, one in FL, one in IL, two in TX, all daytimers or with negligible night power. Texans are not a DF fit either. By direxion and distance, one of the Alabamans is most likely: WQCR Alabaster, 2300/3 watts or WKAX Russellville, 1000/- watts; either of these known to cheat, and confirmed as Spanish? At least there are no Cubans on 1500; in fact the only Cuban frequency in the 1500s is 1550, with a pileup of Rebeldes, no doubt to block something from CUBA [non], WRHC Coral Gables (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0444 UT March 15

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** ANGUILLA. CBB still missing March 13 at 2133 check of 11775, and March 14 at 0043 check of 6090. FWIW these are still registered by Jerry Plummer for HFCC in A-15, 100 kW at 320 degrees, 10-22 & 22-10 UT, but what does he know?
My nearest steetlite has just fired up with an RF noise burst at 0042 UT March 14; sky nearly clear at orange sunset, officially 0037 UT per gaisma.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, March 14 at 0041, RHC in French, having shifted one hour earlier before DST began, and presumably paired with Creole at 0000-0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12080, March 14 at 0045, R. Cairo VG signal level but suptorted music
12035, March 14 at 0045 I have just tuned down from 12080 in time to hear a mistimesignal in progress ending at 0045:27.5 to open the Cairo Spanish service. Same VG signal here and also same suptortion.
9860, March 14 at 0047, the third R. Cairo Spanish frequency is weaker, merely good level, undermodulated but not so distorted at least during music.
9965, March 14 at 0047, R. Cairo in Arabic, good level like 9860 but suptorted, plus whine, and scratching crosstalk from some other modulation source. 
So impressed am I by the various defects of Abis transmitters that I have not been checking them for frequency accuracy lately, but someone did find 9965 recently was askew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980.0, March 14 at 0056, JBA carrier, and by 0100 I am pulling some Spanishish modulation, talk with some brief musical bits, presumably themes for gospel modules on the Red Radio Integridad relay. On one receiver I listen to the content and on the other with BFO offset for precision of the anticipated autocutoff of R. Chaski: these do occur simultaneously at 0105:06.5* which is 43 seconds later than 7 nights ago at 0104:23.5, so averaging 6.14 seconds later per 24-hour period. No sign of BBC/UAE carrier this time, but presumably still on without propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 14, will SLBC be back tonight, a no-show last night? Yes, but late: cuts on at 0115:10.5, very good with flutter, adding modulation about 10 seconds later, just missing the mistimesignal! Already opening announcement joined in progress, 0115:47 into S Asian songs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1764 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 13 at 2130:32 on WRMI 15770, // now much weaker in the noise 7570 even tho the latter is aimed this way while 15770 is not: MUF/LUHF advantage. Next:
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sat 1930v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO 
Sun 0315v on WA0RCR 1860-AM Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, MO
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
As chances to hear WOR on SW are reduced, you may want to subscribe to a podcast: three different sources are linked atop 
http://www.worldofradio.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490-, March 14 at 0000 UT [now timeshifted one hour earlier] I`m all set from `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, first listening on WBCQ webcast; but the first 5 minutes are misc. fill music and bits of phone instruxions which weren`t supposed to go on the air. 0005 finally another ID and ``William Tell Overture`` theme. Some problem with the usual feed from Florida so AW is using dialup phoneline instead; he`s feeling awful having caught a cold, and also depressed by the death last Monday of his ``Wizard of Wireless`` co-host (by phone) Mal Fuller, heart failure. Rest of hour is mostly anecdotal about him, repeated countless times as ``a good man``. I do glean a few other things:
1390, WEGP, Presque Isle ME went off the air two weeks ago! (evidently permanently), was 25/10 kW with talk format. As a result, AW`s station on 780, WXME Monticello, 5/0.06 kW, has converted to talk. (WEGP was an easy catch in European logbooks, often reported, tnx to being on a good split frequency and its cardioid pattern toward Europe with null toward the rest of US.) 
TimTron has been working on the 7490 WBCQ transmitter so it should now have more power, better modulation and fidelity than ever; reports wanted (and several phoners seemed to agree). In fact, Allan boasts that 7490 is the highest fidelity of any US SW station. By 0030 I`m on the porch really listening to 7490-, still slightly on the lo side.
Around 0100 AW is talking about new programming on 5110; Thursdays at 8 pm ET [UT Fri 0000] is a church in Ontario, I think he called it `Lakeside Lifeline`, followed next Thursday only by a one-time show from Fred Moe, `Radio Thrift Shop`, at 9 pm [UT Fri 0100]. 
And starting right now on 5110 is WAZU --- except it doesn`t, when checked at 0106, much weaker 5110 is still AWWW, 41 seconds behind 7490-. Allan also said 5110 would be on until 11 or 12 tonight (with Area 51), also mentioned me, i.e. UT Mondays 0300v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, UT Saturday March 14 at 0030, instead of a Ukraine repeat, pre-emption for much-anticipated return of Global 24 to WRMI. A bit of a letdown since it`s not any programming of their own, but just another airing of AWR Wavescan, already multiple times on WRMI et al.: first, Ray Robinson reading a feature on New Caledonia. In fact, at first I thought G24 was a no-show until I went back and listened to the recording I was rolling which started with a Global 24 ID after the WRMI classic ID. Global 24 also now scheduled for UT Sundays 0200 on 9955, presumably another WS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, March 13 at 1856 check, hooray! WTWW has finally realized there was no modulation on #1 transmitter, and brought it up, as PPPP is singing ``A Mighty Fortress`` with, uh, enhanced lyrix. Big sig yet fading deeply and suspect running considerably underpowered. So mod returned sometime in the past bihour since last check at 1652. Charitably, that adds up to at least 35.6 hours of dead air, since I first noticed this March 12 at 0517, but likely started hours earlier, including three day/night/day frequency changes circa 1400, 0200 and 1400. (Of course I could not be monitoring continuously all those hours, but fat chance the mod ever came on and off again amid.)
9475 at 2135 March 13 is very strong and loud, so that I can now hear some very weak crosstalk underneath: it matches WTWW-3 with Bibling in French on 12105; the two insufficiently isolated one from another (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 720, March 13 at 1838-1840+ UT on caradio, once again WGN is audible at midday, this being 6-8 minutes after local mean noon in Enid. Also with a SAH of 136/minute = 2.27 Hz, nothing but KSAH Universal City TX possibly in range (unless it`s some kind of spur or image, unseems).(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0349 UT March 14

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** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 14 at 0534, Caribbean Beacon is back on with PMS, usual very good signal, slight het from off-frequency competition. This and the day frequency 11775 had been off for at least four days since absence first noted March 10 at 0535. Strange thing about these silences: we never notice any problem with transmission before they happen. But some kind of breakdown, or maintenance?
11775, March 14 at 1305, CBB also confirmed back on air in daytime, well atop the AIR CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11705-11720, March 14 at 0527, the RNA second-order crackling spur is very bad now, audible over this 15 kHz range, so maybe centred slightly above usual 11710. Even louder and more obnoxious are the first-orders circa 11745 & 11815. Fundamental 11780.1v modulation is blasting but not very distorted: I say again, if they would only back off the mod level on that, the spurs might go away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9550, March 14 at 1259, RHC IS under open carrier with flutter, 1300 stronger CRI theme and opening Vietnamese. RHC is announcing that 11950 and 9850 and 6000 are now closing (but of course, 11950 keeps going, while 9850 is already off a few minutes earlier). Until DST was imposed by Yanqui (economic?) imperialism, RHC was running 9550 for only one hour at 14-15 UT, but now evidently switched one real hour earlier like other morning frequency usage. But either way, there is a Commie vs Commie collision with CRI, which runs Vietnamese straight thru from 1100 to 1557; despite 193 beam from Beijing, its 500 kW easily trumps RHC`s signal even here.
11950, March 14 at 1306, RHC is still on despite announcement at 1300 that it was closing (now nominally shifted an hour earlier for DST); while 11930 bears no RHC, just wall-of-noise jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 13710, March 14 at 1330, AIR GOS good with flutter, as I am enjoying equinoxial reception from the station/nation which has always refused even to try to serve North America. This is 500 kW, 108 degrees from Bengaluru toward SE Asia, official CIRAF targets: 49, 50 and 54, i.e. Myanmar to Philippines to Indonesia. 
Opening after unrelated music, depriving us of their wonderful IS, then 1330 sign-on with quotation of the day, ``The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it. ~ The Bhagavad Gita``. Have they always done this? Not noticed before. Good roundup of Asian and world news for 10 minutes; 1340 Comment[a]ry on the Delhi Dialogue with 10 ASEAN nations; 1345 plug new website http://www.airworldservice.org and program summary for rest of transmission up to 1500; 1346 into `Light Music`. But after 1400 ruined as always by CRI English CCCCI. // 11620 and 9690 are unusable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 11730, March 14 at 1304, VIRI modulation is suppressed, while on // 11675 it`s OK, but poor levels with flutter. Both are Kamalabad in Urdu at 1250-1420, but with very different results. At 1327 during Qur`an, they are about equal; by 1357 they again sound very different, more hum and less modulation on 11730; at 1418, 11730 is already off, but 11675 not off until 1419 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1170, March 14 at 1252 UT, KFAQ Tulsa is out of order: carrier breaking up with modulation peaks, sounds bad on AM, and obvious with BFO; recheck at 1430 UT, it`s back in whack. This has happened before (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 7316, March 14 at 0531, carrier jammer to R. Dabanga on 7315 via VATICAN, making 1-kHz het. Determined by careful tuning to be the case, rather than a 7315 transmission with 1 kHz tone jamming, as an alternative method: nothing on 7314 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9605, March 14 at 1255, talk about María in Spanish, i.e. Vatican Radio relay via the Voice of the Catholic Republic of America --- what? You say, this is not a Catholic Republic? Then, why in the world is the US government transmitter in Greenville broadcasting Vatican Radio to the exclusion of all other religions? So it can violate Separation of Church and State, the consequences be damned!
Furthermore, Vatican already has its own US station, WEWN, which also relays VR in Spanish (but not English) twice a day, making VOA relays even more uncalled-for. Further2more, as listed at
http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B14&broadc=VAT
there are several more VR relays via USG IBB transmitters in TINIAN, and Tinang, PHILIPPINES --- despite Vatican already having its own SW station there too, Radio Veritas Asia!
At 1259, 9605 is wrapping up with VR IS. BTW, this transmission was originally at 1130 on 7305, same frequency as nite service at 0200, but when DST ended last November, there was a surprise switch to one hour later on a higher band. So now with DST resumed, why hasn`t it switched back to 1130? After two sesquiweeks of confusion, they`ll get around to it with A15 from March 29, scheduled at 1130 on new frequency 9700 --- oh oh, RNZI has also reserved that at 08-13 (and 1650-2000), but RNZI always over-registers to cover alternatives (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Re my log of Spanish on 880 opposite to KRVN in Nebraska, Stephen Luce, Houston TX replies in the DXLD yg: ``Glenn, KJOZ is indeed Spanish language religious, at various times // to one or more of co-owned 980, 1380 and 1590 in the Houston market. Both the day and night signal for KJOZ are surprisingly mediocre at my Northwest Harris County QTH. The application to move would involve separate day and night sites; IIRC the night site would beam SW while the day site goes NNW. BTW Conroe is as much a part of the Houston urban sprawl as Baytown is`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [and non]. 9920, March 14 at 1257, VietCom siren jammer is louder than usual, whoop-whooping against FEBC Iba, PHILIPPINES, in minority language Hre again, since this is a Saturday. Tho annoying, it doesn`t totally block the intrusion, but certainly draws attention to it as something important (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 774, March 14 at 1246 UT, JBA carrier looping NW/SE, no doubt the 500 kW NHK-2 from Akita, #1 TP penetrator to deep North America, if any. Used to be that companion 747 Sapporo would also show up, but not lately. It does suffer more ACI splash, from 50 kW 740 KRMG. Nothing on several other TP 9-kHz channels checked. Our sunrise today: 1244. In only one week at equinox it will attain 10 minutes earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1656 UT March 14
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** URUGUAY. 6125+, March 14 at 0055, JBA carrier definitely on the hi side, maybe RNU; and once again since so much else is going on (WBCQ, Chaski, Sri Lanka, etc.) I forget to check after 0100 when its only listed competition, China, is supposed to be off. Maybe tomorrow nite? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [non]. 11775, March 13 at 1340, still silence from the PMS/DGS station, some weak instead, presumably AIR. The new service via KVOH 9975 at 04-07 continues to be quite undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 11930, March 13 at 1341, R. Martí good atop pulse jamming, and no RHC CCI for a third day, but I should have checked earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 900, March 13 at 1317, Spanish with PSAs about Nuevo León, no doubt XEOK Monterrey; tuning on up, 990 XET and 1050 XEG are still in with good signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1170, March 13 at 1323, manage to null KFAQ Tulsa tightly for something in Spanish, making SAH of 80/minute = one and one third Hz; plugging something at 10 am, ``Ke Buena`` in passing, so it`s XERT Reynosa, Tamaulipas, closest Mexican in keeping with SRS opening from this area on lower frequencies. 
One must always take care not to be fooled by KJJD Windsor CO, daytimer also listed as Spanish, slogan ``La Ley``. Further confusion could arise since a Mexican also is ``La Ley`` on 1170, per Cantú & IRCA, XEMDA, Monclova, Coahuila; surely not all-legal formats, but implying some kind of leadership (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, March 13 at 0550, WTWW-1 is still open carrier/dead air, passing the 24 hour mark since I first noticed it. And still at 1337; and also after QSY to 9475 at 1402, and still at 1652. It seems that whoever is running WTWW in TN has no interest in axually listening to the station to know if it`s modulating. Likewise, back at SFAW HQ in CO, axually turning on a radio to hear what`s happening is beyond their capabilities, or interest. We find this incredibly amusing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 570, March 13 at 0621 UT, open carrier, dead air and some hum, loops NE/SW, much stronger than KLIF with Bohannon. Very likely it`s the only US station which fits, Las Cruces NM, currently called KWML with 5 kW day power rather than 155 watts night, both non-direxional.
BTW, FCC AM Query brings up a third Las Cruces entry, on 890, NEW, 10/1 kW, direxional at nite, broad cardioid toward SW, null toward WLS. But most info is lacking, not even who owns it or address! Apparently it`s an application which has been granted, but not yet specified as a CP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 720, March 12 at 1752 UT as I turn on the caradio, there is WGN Chicago IL, and it`s almost noon! Poor signal but completely readable; stronger than it ever gets by groundwave at midsummer. A reminder of the city-to-city distance, Chicago-Enid: 667 statute miles, 1074 km.
670, March 12 at 1752 UT, sports talk is also dominant here instead of groundwave remnant of KLTT Denver, so WSCR is also making it tho as always not as well as WGN.
Something`s screwing with the D-layer which should be blocking skywave on a bright sunny almost-spring day. I reset my destination to the powerless kitefield but by the time I get there at 1800 UT, WGN has faded to JBA, and nothing else unusual, no 1690 WVON Chicago either. 
((It turns out, tho powerlines are distant from the middle of the field, I am still getting some low noise level, and additionally strong whine of same pitch against every frequency (unless a strong blocker) 1010-1260 kHz! Then it cuts off a couple minutes later. Maybe coming from a nearby oil rig, or the Autry Tech Center, as this is in its backyard.))
After lunch nearby, I check 720 again at 1830 UT and WGN is reaudible with sports talk, also a SAH (San Antonio?) and fading down again. Local mean noon here is always 1832 UT. When I get home again a few minutes later, before local noise overtakes, WGN can be heard, now with some musical CCI, KSAH? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 720, March 13 at 1313 UT, ``Ahora en dos frecuencias, 104.1 FM y 720 AM, La Estación de La Raza``, i.e. KSAH Universal City (San Antonio) TX; fair signal and alone on frequency, no WGN. Also was just getting C&W on 680, no doubt KKYX San Antonio. 
The 104.1 would be KSAH-FM, licensed to Pearsall, which is way down I-35 southwest of San Antonio, while Universal City is on the northeast edge. Since the rebranding from ESPN Deportes, 104.1 replaces the // 103.1 KHHL listed in the NRC AM Log. FCC info on 104.1 is interesting. Besides 100 kW KSAH-FM there is also a 20 kW KSAH-FM1 booster on same frequency, diexional with reduced signal from 320 clockwise to 90 degrees, i.e. toward San Antonio, (the opposite of what one would expect) from site east of Pearsall, but not much closer to the metropolis, near Jourdanton:
http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?list=0&facid=161921
Still co-owned KHHL 103.1 is only 34 kW, in Karnes City, SE of SATEX on US 181, about the same distance out as Pearsall to the SW ; long live rimshooting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 840, March 13 at 1314 UT, Spanish station alone on frequency talking about Valle de Tejas, Hidalgo and other localities, no doubt KVJY Pharr again. SRS is now favoring the San Antonio to Monterrey area, not further west in Mexico, perhaps because the equinoxial terminator is now almost due north-south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. 880, March 13 at 1316 UT, something in Spanish underneath very dominant KRVN Nebraska. Makes a slow SAH, and almost opposite, i.e. from the south, as I can`t hear it when I null KRVN. I am also getting several SRS stations from San Antonio to RGV to Monterrey at this time. Listed possibilities:
XETC, Torreón, Coahuila, 10/1 kW, Estéreo Mayrán, Kiuu (IRCA Mex list)
(there are a few more deeper into Mexico and more to the east).
KJOZ, Conroe TX, 10/1 kW, listed as SS religion, address in Pasadena, application to move to Baytown, i.e. metro Houston.
KRVN is really to the NNW, not due north, while Conroe is to the SSE, so I conclude this is KJOZ, while Torreón is far from collinear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1708 UT March 13
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com
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