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Glenn Hauser logs September 19-20, 2015

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, 11950, 11840, 9850, etc. Sept 20 at 1323, RHC has turned into another gospel-huxter station! Broadcasting live mass by a pope visiting Habana. Also the same on R. Martí 7405 but not synchronized and breakaways certainly for different anchors! Still heavily jammed, but overcoming it somewhat. Also, it seems the mass has various other priests speaking, so without video it`s hard to tell whether it`s Número Uno or not.

I also turn on TV and find this at least on Telemundo, Univisión, EWTN English and EWTN Spanish as you would expect. These are way out of synch with the radios and probably each other. WEWN has to be running this too, but is too weak to follow on 11550, 12050, and as usual now, 15610 English is hardly propagating at all — too close at one megameter and MUF too low (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, Sept 20 at 1215 UT, neat Klezmer music, hardly what you would expect from XETNT, but that`s it, at 1218 singing ID for “Radio 65, 106.5“, into a more Mexican romantic song. On Sundays they take a break from their morning ag show out of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, whence one gets the impression agricultura is rey, not narco-trafficking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. E-QSL from The Ghost, received Sept 20 without direct solicitation, thanks!
for this recent log:
“6873.42-AM, weak S4 signal at 0136 Sept 17, “shortwave“ something with music like Looney Tunes; by 0152 drifted up to 6873.52, very poor music, but 0153 make out a “Shortwave Ghost“ ID, this time accompanied by “Ghost Riders in the Sky“, one of my favorite tunes, at S4-5“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 640, Sept 20 at 1224 UT, English non-sports talk show about events in OKC, two guests giving their websites, and
ending `Sunday Morning Magazine` at 1226 UT and back to something about sports, from KWPN Moore. This was duplicated on 930 WKY, q.v., about two minutes earlier, and probably on other stations of same cluster. I had heard this many times on WKY but never noticed it was also on KWPN. KFI easily avoided this late (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 800, Sept 19 at 2207 UT, open carrier/dead air from KQCV OKC; cuts back on with gospel huxter in progress at 2214 UT; meanwhile I had checked their FM 95.1 and it was still modulating, and after 2214 UT but not //. Standard remark about stations broadcasting dead air for more than a minute being unworthy of their licenses. If they can`t have at least one human constantly listening to their own stations, and in emergency control if needed, how can they expect anyone else to? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sept 20 at 1223 UT, usual English pubaffs show breaking from La Indomable Spanish music format Sunday mornings circa 7 am CT.

I then find the *same* show playing about 2 minutes later on 640 KWPN, q.v., which is a sibling station, the only two AM Okies licensed to RADIO LICENSE HOLDING CBC, LLC. On FM, they have: 98.1, 98.9, 100.5 and 104.9. I`ll have to check those sometime for more of the same English show, `Sunday Morning Magazine` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1791 monitoring: confirmed on 1860-AM kHz, WA0RCR, UT Sunday Sept 20 at 0354 about Tunisia 963 kHz, which is 21-22 minutes into the show, so started about 0332 this week. Next:
Sun 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5110v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. 690, Sept 20 at 0600 UT, open carrier obviously still coming out of KGGF Coffeyville KS after their normal 0500v* UT sign-off with patriotic song and Taps. I guess it can stay on all night, altho sometimes it seems to be completely off. Maybe it depends on the temperature/humidity/dewpoint at site? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, Sept 20 at 1213 UT, “Live in Las Vegas“ talk show from “K-Dawn“, 257-5396 = KDWN, also asking for tweets, on subject Syria could become a proxy war between USA and Russia. Really, live call-in at 5 am Sunday — I guess so in a city that never sleeps. Per, today`s real dawn in LV doesn`t start until 1301 UT, and sunrise at 1327. Enid`s sunrise is 1218 UT.

Better signal here than on 840 KXNT which I got first prompting me to try 720. Once again, not in keeping with KDWN night pattern of a cardioid null toward WGN, rather than ND day pattern; or do I enjoy a propagational pipeline from LV NV? See also 1140 UNID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 840, Sept 20 at 1210 UT, discussion about the market for something in Nevada, so KXNT North Las Vegas again, quite contrary to their day or night pattern as I previously explained. Then I get 720 KDWN too, q.v. Are both of them out of whack or am I extremely lucky with a propagational pipeline? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Sept 19 at 2210-2216+ UT, open carrier/dead air from KLEY Wellington KS, still as I tune out. Unknown if or when resumed, but Sept 20 at 1228-1230+ UT still/again OC/DA! Standard remark about stations broadcasting dead air for more than a minute being unworthy of their licenses.

At this time by nulling it I can still hear KWKH Shreveport LA, not with stupid sports talk but with a gospel huxter! breaking format on a Sunday morning, but 1229 UT back to plugging LSU sports and “1130 The Tiger“ non-ID, rejoining ESPN Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 830, Sept 20 around 0627 UT and past 0700 UT as I doze and undoze, hum and pulsing sounds, apparently coming out of WFNO Norco LA, not WCCO, and not very Fabulous (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1140, Sept 20 at 1231 UT, CCI to 1 kW ND daytimer KRMP OKC. Since I just got Las Vegas NV on 840 and 720 earlier in the hour but as lower frequencies are now fading out, I wonder whether this could also be LV? Really North Las Vegas, 10/2.5 kW U2 KXST. Unlike 720 and 840, there are plenty of closer 1140s around. I should also keep an ear on some other higher-powered Las Vegas NV frequencies: 670, 1060, 1100, 1460 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4630-USB, Sept 20 at 0547, really lively 2-way, or rather multi-way colloquial Spanish net, very short transmissions with frequent “cambios“ and inadvertent talkovers. Some keywords heard more than once: “traidores“, “la guardia“, and once, “desamparado“, i.e. traitors, the guard (as in military/law enforcement), homeless. At 0553 one guy sings for a bit. I would like to think my Spanish comprehension for clear formal broadcasts is about 90%, but nowhere near that for colloquial 2-way SSB talk, nor can I be sure of the accents as clues. I wish some native speakers would check out this and numerous other colloquial Spanish 2-way I report, often as intruders into SWBC bands.

Quisiera que algunos colegas nativos del español probaran e identificaran a éstas y numerosas otras captaciones mías de redes de comunicación en lenguaje familiar, incluyendo las que se encuentran muchas veces dentro de las bandas de radiodifusión como invasores (Guillermo Glenn Hauser, Oclajoma, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1731 UT September 20

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