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Glenn Hauser logs December 10-11, 2015

** BRAZIL. 9724.92, Dec 10 at 2307 check, Rádio RB2, S8 in Brazuguese remains constant on this almost-on frequency rather than drifting down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.02, Dec 10 at 2305, R. Cairo is almost on-frequency but dead-airing English to North America. Next check 0140 UT Dec 11, still on 9965.02 and dead air in Arabic; poor-fair signal levels and as usual nothing else audible from Cairo; if on 12 MHz, not really propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NICARAGUA. 8989-USB, Dec 10 at 2303, S5 signal with hyper-assertive gospel huxter in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Dec 10 at 1852 UT on caradio, Tulsa station is still IDing frequently between tunes, as “11-20, La Diferente“; at 1859 UT “lo mejor del pop está aquí, 11-20 La Diferente“. Major advertiser continues to be Mercado Las Américas; 1957 UT comes closer to a legal call-letter ID. I think they say: “La Qué-tú, 11-20, La Diferente“, i.e. making KETU into those Spanish words, or maybe the would just spell it “Ketú“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1260, Dec 10 at 1837 UT, bandscan at kite field manages to pull in “Today`s Best Country is on 1260, KWSH“, fading in and out, so some skywave mixed with groundwave? It is in Wewoka/Shawnee. NRC AM Log has it as “Tri-Cities Best Radio“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. FM bandscan on caradio at kitefield, almost two weeks after the icestorm, all times UT Dec 10:

88.3, K202BY Enid still off at 1842; bits of KOSR Stillwater relay of KOSU with `Fresh Air`

95.7, KXLS Lahoma/Enid with BKB game at odd time Thu 1843 UT; Eagle and Star-Spencer teams mentioned

97.9, at 1844, Bing with “White Xmas“ — presumably KRBB Wichita; is it all-Xmas-all-the-time?

98.1, WWLS, Moore/OKC, still very QRP, but on with ad for Firelake Casino, Shawnee at 1845

99.7, still not hearing KANH Mustang, only Spanish from Wichita

100.9, Garden City ad in English; guess it`s KGBL Lakin KS 100 kW, listed by WTFDA as Spanish

105.7, KRDR Alva back on with silly sports talk, at 1848
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Low noon MW bandscan on caradio, in or near the open kite field in northern Enid away from powerlines, Dec 10 starting at 1820, 12 minutes before local mean noon, all times UT: (see also OKLAHOMA)

720, WGN Chicago at 1833, poor but steady about the Blackhawks

850, KOA Denver at 1834, “KOA Newsradio“, no CCI from TX or anywhere

1250, “La X, 12-50, la Super-Estación“, at 1835, VP from KYYS Kansas City KS. Normally a little too far for groundwave: a little skywave

1440, Spanish gospel huxter at 1838, no doubt KTNO The Metroplex TX

1600, KUSH Cushing OK has CCI and SAH, probably Vietnamese from KRVA The Metroplex TX, at 1820

1620, very poor at 1840, sounds like Rush from WTAW TX, not sports from Omaha

1660, poor with sports talk at 1840, so Kansas City KWOD

1700, TexMex music, fair at 1841 UT, so KKLF TX, fading out and in, skywave (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 94.3, Dec 10 at 1820 UT, I am driving right by the KLGB-LP building and tower in northern Enid, and am hearing some gospel rock; parked right by the tower, nothing but that. Yet a block away it`s KVCW Kingman KS capturing the frequency with its 100 kW, gospel-huxter talk. By 1830 UT at the kite field a little further away, it`s nothing but KVCW with south-Central Kansas weather, tho the KLGB antenna is still in sight. When I was below it, looked OK, no broken elements, etc.

After lunch I am going by KLGB again and am about to pull in but don`t need to, as on the street at 1956 UT there`s a KLGB ID along with commercial for Coldwell Banker realty in Enid “supporting“ it. So KLGB-LP *IS* on the air and maybe always was, but this must be milliwatts, if not microwatts, range of a block or so. By comparison its co-station, KVBN-LP 99.9 is a blasting powerhouse, both limited to 100 watts (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Dec 11 at 0114, JBA carrier from SLBC, music starts at 0114:48.5; timesignal ends at about 0115:18.5. I`m listening again when the signal is a bit stronger from 0129 to 0131, but don`t hear any time pips to compare at what would have been their hourtop when they would be expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1803 monitoring: confirmed second SW broadcast, Thu Dec 10 at 2100 on WRMI 7570; good (and stayed tuned for `Blues Radio International` at 2130). Also confirmed UT Fri Dec 11 at 0200 on WBCQ 9329.95-CUSB, S8. Next:
Fri 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.6 WRMI 7570 to NW
Sat 0730 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 0415v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 0900 WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW! But not last week] Mon 0400v WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW [pre-empted last week] Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. I just sent this to Mennonite Radio, 0402 UT Dec 11:

Heard on WBCQ tonight, you know? Dear Mr Branum,

Altho I am not a Mennonite, I am also an Oklahoman, in Enid, and have appreciated hearing the political and moral stances you have been propagating on the WBCQ program. Also enjoy the traditional “radical“ folk music.

I find it strange that your websites seem to have stopped in October, when you were initially on 9330 kHz Wednesday nights. I even wonder if you are aware that WBCQ is now broadcasting your hour on Thursday nights at 7-8 pm Central on their other frequency, 5109.7 kHz, which is in compatible upper sideband??

I haven`t heard all your episodes nor announcements of their numbers, so I am not sure if these are new ones, or repeats of old ones.

Due to lack of publicity in the SWL world, and your own outdated website, I fear you are not getting much listenership. I have reported on this several times in my DX Listening Digests, personal log reports, and on my program which is also on WBCQ, World of Radio. So my readers and listeners know about it.

Please update us on the status of your SW radio project.

I am not writing primarily to get a QSL, but since you are (will be?) offering them, I would like to request one.

Receiver: NRD-545; Antenna: ALA-330S
Signal tonight was fair, rating S9 on 5109.7-CUSB

At 0125 UT Dec 11, folk song with banjo, Pete Seeger?
0127, ID as “ where you can listen to all our episodes“
0132, talking about Billy Bragg, Woody Guthrie and how they dealt with religion
0146, commentary in favor of accepting refugees
Now the signal has improved to S9+20
0154, “Deep River“, and another hymn a cappella
0158, “Thank you for listening to our radio channel“

Thanks, Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) It was followed again by `Just Right` at 0200

** U S A. 1590, Dec 10 at 2314 UT, on NRD-545 with E/W Wellbrook, dominant signal is in Spanish “Éxitos 15-90 y Radio Latina 107.1“ ad for somethings in AC 317, many street addresses, El Pollo Americano, drops off at 2315* without any real ID.

NRC AM Log IDs it as WNTS Beech Grove IN (Indianapolis address), 5000/500 watts U4, but no connexion to 107.1. 317 also chex as the AC there; NRC Pattern Book shows day pattern is circle tangent to the WNW; night pattern two little lobes to the north and southwest. FCC AM Query shows official sunset in December is 2215 UT! An hour late: bet they failed to adjust for end of DST.

As for 107.1, R. Latina, per WTFDA Database, that`s really WEDJ, 1.8 kW in Danville IN, and not connected with 1590 — of course, they may be separately programmed altho siblings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Shows both 1590 & 107.1 with separate slogans; they are also common ownership per amq & fmq. 73 (Wayne Heinen, Editor AM Radio Log, NRC, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9570, Dec 10 at 0813, find an S3 open carrier/dead air here. What could it be? Nothing scheduled except the GEM site in China with CNR southward. Earlier, Albania relays CRI on 9570; later, Cuba relays CRI on 9570. 9570 is also one of the frequencies the new Madagascar World Voice plans to use, but at a very different hour, and surely not on air yet even to test? Missing from HFCC, but Aoki also shows KBS World Radio, South Korea in English during this hour, 100 kW at 205 degrees. And China is CNR2 via Geermu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11504.3-11504.4, Dec 10 at 1426, 2-way in English, intermittent, very distorted. Cannot get it to resolve by precise tuning, so suspect it`s spurious, but from what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 106.9, Dec 10 at 1824 UT, I park near the same spot where I was hearing a “KRNO“ or something similar a few days ago. Once again there is something in between 106.7 KTUZ Spanish, and local 107.1 KNID, fades in and out a bit, rock music, but not as strong as last time. Helps that KNID is in dead air for several minutes at a time! Also from the nearby kite field at 1849 UT, rock music, 1851 dramatic bit plugging same podcast; 1853 modulation from KNID resumes.

Looking at the FCC listings, the nearest full-power 106.9s are 100 kWs: KTIJ in Elk City OK, and KHTT in Muskogee OK. In KS: KGBL Larned, KTPK Topeka. WTFDA Database says KGBL is CHR Hits, KTPK is Country Legends; both Okies are Top 40 CHR. Now for any call letter or slogan ID to match rather than what I was hearing before.

Still tuned to 106.9 as I pull into a Chinese restaurant, an open carrier takes over the frequency, no doubt from Finer Physiques gym next door, available for someone on an exercise machine to monitor some TV channel. As I lunch and listen on the G8, find that 89.7 is active with Brooke Baldwin on CNN, despite having to override a semi-local real station, KJTH The House, Ponca City. Also same soap opera on 88.1 and 88.5, but not synchronized (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0441 UT December 11

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