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Glenn Hauser logs February 24-25, 2014

** BOLIVIA. 6135-, Feb 25 at 0101, R. Santa Cruz, on low side, and no het from R. Aparecida, Brazil on the hi side, which must already be off (Glenn Hauser, OK, X LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Feb 25 at 0055, RHC carrier is already on, as I expected after hearing the 4775 mix with local KCRC, 1390 kHz lower (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15340, Feb 25 at 1502:10, live (?) RHC announcess asserts it`s “exactamente las 10, ante meridiano en todo el territorio nacional“ — “exactly“ 130 seconds off! Undercurrent from HCJB Reaching Beyond Australia also audible, and an hour earlier, the QRMelbourne was worse (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL INTERNET. Found another webcast station carrying `Relevant Tones`, the new music show from WFMT, i.e. Yellowstone Public Radio, mostly Montana, Monday at 18-19 UT; webcast habitually runs about 5 minutes behind. Meanwhile, added RT to database after my report of KCSC-FM, Sundays at 22-23 UT, plus four more:
Friday   00-01 WABE
Saturday 23-24 WFMT [tho we found it on their sked as Wed 23-24] Sunday   04-05 KWAX
Sunday   19-20 WXXI-FM
See my previous report under OKLAHOMA. All times shift one UT hour earlier from March 9 for DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520 KOKC & 1640 KZLS, Feb 25 at 0650 UT check are running same trucker ad, but probably not synchronized, both still with `Red Eye Radio`. KOKC has been reported with a 5 kW STA because of damage to their 50 kW transmitter, but I can`t really tell any difference here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 99.1, Feb 24 at 2116 UT, big hum on open carrier. From a mall parking lot in western Enid, only a block from the former “WECS“ Part 15 at the Emmanuel Christian School kilochurch which was on 97.7, but gone for at least a sesquiyear altho its abandoned mini-antenna is still visible on a roof tripod; more likely to be an RF feeder left on, in someone`s parked car nearby. And it fades out as soon as I pull out of the lot. If I had a bit more time, I might have located the exact car and requested a QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non?]. 5980, Feb 25 at 0053, presumed R. Chaski carrier amid heavy splash from 5990 CRI/Cuba. It`s been a full week since my last check of cutoff time, which was Feb 18 until 0103:01*, so I am expecting it to occur now circa 0103:38. The signal weakens slightly at 0103:42 but there`s still a carrier. In meantime, some otherstation may have started up on 5980 during this period; BBC had already been using it from 0130 via UAE. Nothing showing up yet in HFCC or Aoki at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: 5085, UT Tuesday Feb 25 at 0057, surprised to hear WOR on WTWW-2, about to end, and it`s from 5 weeks ago, #1705; must have started circa 0030. Such additional plays are always welcome, but news to me.

WORLD OF RADIO 1709: last best chance to hear it should be Wed 1400 on WRMI-11, northwest antenna on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Feb 25 at 1501 UT, no signal from WEWN English, nor on filthy spurs normally accompanying, peaking circa 15592, 15601, 15619, 15628. Spanish frequencies 11550 and 12050 also absent. Weather Channel lightning map checked a couple hours later shows zero strikes anywhere in USA, just a bit on the Bahamas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510-, Feb 24 at 2120 UT, on caradio, even in the daytime I can hear the het caused by off-frequency KCTE, Independence MO, as well as two audios mixing weakly; presumably another peripheral, KNNS, Larned KS, 1 kW daytimer.

And Feb 25 at 0649 UT, sportstalk making audible het with 1510.0 stations, primarily WLAC; and the DF fits, so it`s 10 kW daytimer KCTE, not only off-frequency, but again illegally on air at night. Other reports of KCTE, Feb 23-24, via IRCA list:

“I am hearing KCTE 1510 Independence MO, a 10 kW directional daytimer with a NNE/SSW pattern, on late below WLAC. The station, which has the slogan “ESPN 1510”, is ironically a carrying Yahoo sports talk at present. 73 Bill Dvorak, Madison WI“

“I had traces of what I’m pretty sure was KCTE; it was considerably low, on about 1509.83 or so. 73, Nigel Pimblett, Dunmore, Alberta“

“This guy’s been off frequency for a couple years and on day rig at night far too often. 73 KAZ“ = Neil Kazaross, IL/WI

“We’ve tracked KCTE’s actual sign-off (and the concurrent disappearance of the het). I should have an SDR mega-file somewhere. Mark Durenberger On the Road“

“Yahoo Sports Radio is Boston and something on 1509.832 which this site <> says is KCTE.
Rick Shaftan, NJ“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1728 UT February 25