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Glenn Hauser logs August 22, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Aug 22 at 1253, 1341 chex, R. Australia is OFF! Still on 12085 and JBA 12065 with `Saturday Night Country`. The 70-degree beam transmitter was also AWOL on 17840 last night, and Wolfgang Büschel also noted 9580 off at 0945, and “? they have 7 – SEVEN TXs at their disposal at Shepparton?“ We are beginning to wonder if the other 4 are no longer usable, or they just don`t care if one is down for some reason. It could also be that their antenna switching matrix does not have the flexibility to hook a substitute up to the needed antenna, on short notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17630, Aug 22 at 1411, CRI English, poor with flutter. As in HFCC and Aoki, this is obviously via Urumqi, near-polar path, NOT MALI as some people keep list-logging, ignoring entries for BOTH sites during this hour only. Urumqi alone also has English at 13 on 17630, and Mali alone also has English at 15 on 17630, so try then for Mali.

When propagating before 1400 (not much today here), the 17630 signal is comparable to 17560 and 17650 in CRI French, which are via the other E.T. site, Kashgar. All these are aimed 308 degrees toward Europe, and carry on to North America. I try to hear an echo or any sign of another signal on 17630, but never can. MAYBE it is also on 17630 at 1400, aimed east from Bamako, but CRI ought to know better than to risk QRM with itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Aug 22 at 1318, Kurdish music, poor signal, 1341 down to JBA. At least a slight improvement in conditions, Denge Kurdistane at this hour presumably via PRIDNESTROVYE. One wonders if the Turx are applying any pressure upon the three countries transmitting these PKK “terrorists“, depending on time of day, the others being France, Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 17120, Aug 22 at 1413, extremely distorted blob on the FRG-7 with modulation I can barely match on another receiver to my strongest local, 1390 KCRC ESPN. It`s not a harmonic (which KCRC also produces), but external mixing (or in receiver?) with very strong 15730 Radio Habana Cuba, which is 1390 kHz away from 17120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1640, Aug 22 at 0523 UT, open carrier/dead air from KZLS Enid-Hennessey-OKC, a couple hours after a heavy storm moved thru here, presumably knocking out STL or something as happens far too often with station, even without lightning.

So I can hear WTNI MS sports mixing with a third station under, surely WI or maybe UT. Still OCDA at 0620 UT, but by 0637 UT, `Red Eye Radio` has resumed. Enid`s two other AM stations remained on, but FM 88.3, 95.7 and 107.1 were all off completely, 89.1 dead air, which you may read about only in sources not restricted to MW only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 88.3, Aug 22 at 0528 UT, I find that Family Radio translator in Enid, K202BY, is off the air following a heavy storm with lightning around 0330-0415 UT.

1400 UT recheck it`s back on but seemingly not full power, with 100% satellator relay of KEAR 88.1 Sacramento CA, announcement about that station: its transmitter failed, but is back on with reduced power (listed as 8.4 kW vertical only), hard to find replacement parts for the old thing (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.1, Aug 22 at 0528 UT, Oasis translator K206CA is open carrier following heavy storm with lightning which moved thru here around 0330-0415 UT. Can hear CCI under trying to break thru, presumably KMUW Wichita, public radio which would have a decent chance of reaching Enid otherwise (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 95.7, KXLS Lahoma (in name only, part of Enid cluster), Aug 22 at 0530 UT off the air audiblizing somethings else [q.v.], gasping gospel huxter and KSOK 95.9; following heavy storm with lightning which moved thru a bihour earlier. Restored by next check at 1253 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 95.75, Aug 22 at 0530 UT, gasping gospel huxter working himself into a frenzy, in absence of local KXLS 95.7 knocked off by lightning storm. Still going past 0600 UT with no ID break, punxuated by organist, congregation also frenzitic. This audio is mono, and with some hum. At first tuned to 95.7, assumed it was some other radio station, but then refined on the PL-880 and DX-398 to peak at 95.75, which smax of a TV channel audio frequency! Except there are no TV channels in our FM band outside of Japan, etc. Except analog cable TV channels, afterthought numbering in the hi-nineties, out of order.

Yes! It`s // Suddenlink Cable analog 95 which is Daystar, KOCM-DT 46 Norman (there is no 96 here, but accompanied by shopping channels 97-98-99): really the dregs, as likely to have RF interference from real FM stations leaking in. According to zap2it listings, the KOCM program at 0500-0630 UT was `The Visitation Conference`, no details. I guess the g.g.h. was possessed by The Holy Spirit.

When checked at 1503 UT, Cable 95 was in digital breakup, just as RF 46 was on my own antenna (and usually is, at the margins; sometimes I record all the tiling as “video art“). Despite this inadequate reception in Enid, even at the cable headend, apparently KOCM prevailed upon Suddenlink that it *must carry* that “local“ station so they stuck it on this obscure channel a few years ago, 90-96 MHz (others in this category would be 96-102 MHz with audio at 101.75, but checked and nothing there; and 102-108 MHz with audio at 107.75, ditto).

Anyhow, 95.75 must be cable radiation presumably from my own installation, but I had *never* heard this before as totally blocked by 95.7 KXLS which is normally NSP (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 97.5, UT Sat Aug 22 at 0526, KPAK Alva & KMOD Tulsa both playing rock music, rather than Art Bell supposed to be on KPAK, really heard only on 7490 WBCQ (and poorly on 6070 CFRX). When will Bell ever correct his online schedule; and how many other affiliate entries are false? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 107.1, KNID North [sic] Enid, Aug 22 at 0530 off the air following heavy storm with lightning around 0330-0415 UT; nothing else heard on frequency; back by 1253 UT check (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15560, Aug 22 at 1407, presumed V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR as scheduled, still here until 1411 abrupt jump to 15565, presumably leaving the ChiCom jammers behind, tho unheard here and VOT itself is quite poor.

This contradicts Aoki as of Aug 20 which shows daily 1400-1405 on 15565, 1405-1428 on 15570, as of Aug 15, which may have been correct on that date. Aoki also lists VOT/MAD Tue/Thu/Sat 1400-1407 on 15525, 1407-1428 on 15530 — but Ivo has shown as in DXLD 15-32, the 15525/15530 set on those days, the 15560/15565 set on M/W/F/Sun — but I am hearing the latter on Sat. So they keep changing things around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 95.9, Aug 22 at 0531 UT, C&W music, 0532 KSOK ID, i.e. 15.2 kW in Winfield KS, a station not far but normally blocked by local 95.7 KXLS, knocked off by a storm a sesquihour earlier. Its AM, KSOK 1280 in Ark. City is a semi-local daytimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1510, UT Sat Aug 22 at 0622 UT, NBC Sports Radio. No affiliates known on this frequency; could it be WLAC? No, loops definitely NE/SW — that points to KCTE Independence MO, but which was last known to be an ESPN affiliate — and often off frequency low with a het, but this is not. Furthermore, it`s a 10 kW daytimer, but not the first time it would broadcast overnight. Kept listening until 0636 UT but despite ad breaks, no ID or local info heard.

In last year`s NRC AM Log, unfound any Ns affiliate on 1510. The NBC Sports Radio website is a mess. Station finder runs by program, so at this hour it would be: “Up Late with Jason Page“, M-F 1-6 am ET, presumably meaning Tue-Sat, since weekend listings start at 6 am, not midnite! Then you have to search state by state. I check MO, TX, and all the other possibilities roughly NE/SW of here, and nothing. I do see however, a lot of nonsense, such as a Topeka in Wisconsin, and a Boise in some state other than Idaho! No frequencies ever indicated. Rather than a full affiliate list on one page, since stations affil with other nets may pick and choose only certain NBCSR shows to air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1715 UT August 22

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