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Glenn Hauser logs May 3-4 , 2015

** MEXICO. 740-, May 3 at 0628, heavy LAH to KRMG, and with Tulsa nulled I can make out some Spanish: ``Radio Fórmula, 740`` promos, 0630 back to YL talk show, someone on phone. So it`s the same one previously IDed for this awful QRM, off-frequency XEQN, Torreón, Coahuila, 10/1 kW, which is conveniently close to 90 degrees away from Tulsa; altho there is another Fórmula in Cancún QR, XECAQ, 20/10 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 13800, Sunday May 3 at 2045, nothing but a JBA carrier, which is about what I expected from R. Spaceshuttle via BULGARIA toward Japan. Where will they aim next Sunday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1020, May 3 at 2034 UT check, KOKP Perry is still off.
1120, May 3 at 2034 UT, regional Mexican music from KETU is on. Unexpected ID over music at 2034 UT sure sounded like ``KEOR, Tulsa``. Can it be that the station itself doesn`t know the calls have officially changed? Recheck of KETU callsign changes at FCC AM Query now shows it went from KEOR to KETU on 11/21/2012! That can`t be correct. It was heard as KEOR when active last year or two. Has the call been changed retroactively??? Or an FCC SNAFU? O yes, as in DXLD 15-07, from NRC DX News: ``1120 KEOR OK Catoosa – Call change to KETU (changed in database Feb. 2015 where it says the effective date was Nov. 21, 2012)``
Recall that KEOR was originally on 1110 in Atoka, SE OK, but entire station was moved to Catoosa and 1120 to open up 1110 for yet another station in The Metroplex TX. Ever since it began in Catoosa, it`s had long stretches of silence. 
Not sure I really heard them say ``KEOR``, I check again near hourtop, at 2057 UT May 3, but only ID is for ``La Picuda, desde Los Ángeles``. Perhaps the call IDs regularly occur circa :35 past the hour only? I try again around 2135 UT, but reception is worse in local noise level and I can`t make anything out, and there is already a SAH of 6 Hz, evidently KMOX starting to show already 4 hours before sunset??! So I still haven`t ever heard them ID as KETU.
Another check at 0123 UT May 4, now it`s better with some skywave of its own setting in, Mexican music and ``La Picuda``. May official SR/SS for it are 1115/0130 UT. Maybe I`ll eventually catch a sign on/off with full ID. FCC has no correspondence on file since 2013y, when they were granted PTA but restricted due to errors in the application:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PUNTLAND. 13800, May 3 at 1303 check, no signal from R. Puntland Uno, unlike 24 hours ago when I heard it at 1306 but not at 1326. Later, Edward Kusalik in Alberta tells me he was hearing it in Somali from 1306 until they pulled the plug at 1309.5* May 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1771 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 3 at 2100 on WRMI 15770 (and something else on 7570); also confirmed Sunday May 3 at 2300 on WRMI 11580; both sufficient. NOT confirmed on Area 51, UT Monday May 4 at 0309 check: webcast running silently, and music playing on WBCQ 5109.7-CUSB, very poor in noise level. I wonder what the problem was this week? Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v 
** U S A. 5109.7-CUSB, May 4 at 0124, WBCQ is on but very poor in summer noise level, talk seems to be about transmitters. Area 51 had scheduled `Plastic Magic` at 00-02. But music playing instead of WOR at 0309 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. 11920, May 4 at 0128 check, WRMI still playing fill music, French chanson at the moment, instead of Fámily Radio in Spanish scheduled during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0431 UT May 4
Enviado por Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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