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Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13, 2015 [more]

** 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

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