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Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2020

** CANADA. 399-MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0720 UT, ND Beacon dash and ZHD, which is 25 watts from Dryden – Barclay, Ontario.

406-MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0721 UT, NDB dash and YLJ, which is 40 watts from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, I was tuned to 405-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13491, 13558, 13630; 13770, 13841, 13911, 13982-trace approx., Feb 11 at 1532, spurblobs at 70-71 kHz intervals out of RHC 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.234, Feb 11 at 2124, RHC in Brazuguese knocked way off-frequency, and distorted, S9/+10; and also // much better 15140.0 same S reading, but OK modulation; and just as they are all going into music, also // 11880.0, S9+20 OK mod. Lest we forget per EiBi, these are supposed to be in 3 different languages at 2100-2130, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic respectively. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 2337 recheck, has faded way down to S5-S8 in Spanish, audibly wavering and remeasured at 15369.236 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185.75, Feb 11 at 1544, S5-S7 JBM carrier from XEPPM still way off-frequency and way off-time according to own schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, KGYN Guymon, in the Panhandle continues to be quite audible here in Enid at night, usually the dominant station on frequency, making me suspect it`s not really nulling toward WPHT Philadelphia; however, we are a bit south of that direxion. Closer to the null line would be Wichita and Saint Louis, and points in between. Could some listeners around there check whether KGYN be audible, and more significantly, is there any change in signal at its nominal SS/SR times which in February are officially: 0030/1330 UT (March: 0045/1300 UT). 10 kW day pattern is ND; 10 kW night pattern of three towers in a row, is a somewhat broad cardioid favoring WSW with deep notch ENE toward Philadelphia.

As seen in mv-eko, KGYN is often heard and QSLed from Scandinavia, but that great circle is more northerly. It still has to get past WPHT et al. The Feb issue reports three QSLs of KGYN, two of them signed by owner Greg Steckline (who presumably is at corp HQ in Kansas), and in fact NO other OK MW stations reported heard or QSLed, altho those guys pull in hundreds of US stations more challenging than KGYN (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2020 monitoring: missed checking UT Tue Feb 11 at 0100 on WRMI 7780; did anyone hear it? Next:
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Feb 11 at 0651 UT, KAAY Little Rock AR in dead air already, so not limited to hourtops; but 0656 resumed with music; did not get back in time before 0705 to hear the usual news hole tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1477.15V & 1502.85V, Feb 11 circa 0700 UT, distorted weak matching spurblobs, unreadable FModulated, must be out of defective 1490 kHz transmitter exactly halfway between them.

At 2340 UT, before 0008 UT sunset here, not being heard, implying, but not certainly that this be westish rather than eastish from here.

1477.235V & 1502.765V, Feb 12 at 0021 UT, now they are reaudible, same type of pairing varied to slightly different tho more closely measured frequencies, i.e. plus and minus 12.765 from 1490.000. So far on the R75 with E-W longwire only.

At 0110 UT Feb 12, I employ the hand-held wrist-altazimuth DX-398 with BFO offset, to try to get a DF on them: peaks NE/SW on both of them. This might imply out of my local 1390 KCRC, which used to be a bad spur-producer closer in — but does not work out mathematically, and besides, the spurs are fading. Nevertheless, just in case, I check the same displacements on the minus side of 1390, i.e. 1277.24 & 1302.76, and hear nothing. On 1490 itself, of course, a pileup of graveyarders, impossible to make any modulation peak match. There are none near enough to here to dominate.

NE/SW axis implies most likely MO or TX, or possibly a state neighbor to those, with TX the top choice because they were lacking pre-sunset. So what stations are in that area? There are a dozen TX on 1490! Closest to the SW axis are KZZN Littlefield and KBST Big Spring; a little further CCW are KVWC Vernon (closest), KWMC Del Rio. Also possible, XECJC Ciudad Juarez in the right direxion, one of few Mexicans which may still be active on 1490. The three MO 1490s are KDMO Carthage, KTTR Rolla and KDRO Sedalia.

I recall there was a similar pair of unID blobs a good many months ago but haven`t been able to find them in archives by frequency searches. I don`t believe that mystery was resolved.

Now it would be very helpful if others in the area from different angles could at least get a DF bearing on them (they should match), if not any readable audio to ID them directly, such as by matching modulation peaks to a local 1490 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 11 at 0653-0657 UT: 666, 693, 711, 747, 774(2), 846, 855, 882, 936(2), 1044, 1053, 1107, 1125, 1215, 1305. (2) means at least two carriers beating.

Notably missing are the big Algerians, 531, 549, 576, 891 — by now they may be too far into the dayside; not much from BBC either. 846 is extremely weak but is the only one suspected of being TP instead: Kiritimati, where it`s still way after sunset, but I had not been hearing any of it for some weeks; is it still on? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 356-MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0716 UT, ND beacon PJ. None listed at dxinfocenter on this or adjacent frequencies; no dash, but if it were on 329 it would be in Whitehorse YT. Possibly a mixture of: PI in Peoria IL, and SJ in San Angelo TX: .–. .. and … .— (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0347 UT February 12

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