domenica 2 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 30-July 1, 2017

** CUBA. 6145, July 1 at 0551 check, this RHC English is still off while the rest of The Cuban Five remain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Several FM DX catches are mixed in with USA [and non], below, to keep the opening complete in chrono order. I may pull the Mexicans out later in a separate log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1884 monitoring: confirmed second SW broadcast, Friday June 30 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.15v-CUSB, fair vs heavy storm noise from C & S Oklahoma. NOT confirmed again this Saturday July 1 at 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB via UTwente. No trace of a signal for Media Network+ either, checked repeatedly between 1420 and 1500, but traces of a Chinese timesignal at hourtop. Confirmed Saturday July 1 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.15v-CUSB vs hi noise level; also confirmed Sat July 1 at 2300 on WRMI 11580.
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Full WOR schedule on all affiliates, AM, FM, satellite, webcasts:
Also access to podcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 WRMI, a few seconds behind 7490 WWCR, Friday June 30 before 1300, both still with `Power Hour`. 7490 continues at 1300 with anti-CNN rant, while 9395 now // 9455 WRMIs switch to VOA News relay on the hour. John Carver is on the PH newsletter mailing list which still says nothing about adding WRMI, and continues to typo the other WWCR frequency as ``4848`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 7489.93-AM, July 1 at 0006, Timtron is substituting on `Allan Weiner Worldwide` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, June 30 at 1245-1247+, WTWW-1 emanates open carrier/dead air with an occasional click (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. A very big sporadic E opening into FM on June 30; in fact, four different areas coming in, even at the same time. The primary opening is Arizona and vicinity, which is relatively close, well under 1000 miles. The mid-point for this area is north-central New Mexico, roughly the triangle from Albuquerque to Chama to Clayton. I wonder if there were T-storms in the area or something else anomalous which could explain the E layer getting sporadic? RDS readouts, never scrolling, 8-character fields separated here by / and blank spaces as _ if copied as such. Due to fading, RDS may be incomplete, out of order, or even a mixture of more than one station, copied as well as I could. RDS? means icon attempting to appear, flashing but no decode. Quotation marks surround audio copied. WTFDA Database info is here set off in {brackets}. Distances are approx., city to city, not site, using All logged on my own receivers, with my own ears, in real time! Strictly UT:

90.7, at 1752, first noticed on caradio a relatively open frequency here, something in Spanish, but QRM from English. By 1756, I quickly set up my usual FM DX monitoring post on the south-facing porch nearly at ground level, in the 93-degree shade, using the PL-880 and DX-398, each with their plusses and minus, but both with quickly manipulable whip antennas, as there is lots of CCI, from DX as well as from groundwave OK-area stations.

At 1756, 90.7 has an ad in pesos, confirming it`s unAmerican; 1757 mentions Calle 8 so briefly wonder if I really have a south Floridian? RDS says / LOS 40 / not with PRINCIPALES any more. Soon mentions ````, and briefly CCI from a second SS on 90.7! adstring, 1759 mentions ``Colonia Santa María`` and, here we go, ``Volkswagen Mexicali``, 1800 ```` and ``Comunidad 40``.

There are 18 Mexicans on 90.7, only two of them LOS 40, the other being XHTCP-FM in Tehuacan, Puebla. But this one is definitely:
{XHMOE-FM, 90.7, MEXICALI BC, 100.0 kW H&V, HAAT unknown, 32-36-41, 115-29-39, Spanish, LOS 40, SPANISH HITS} 1633 km = 1033 stmi

As for the other SS on 90.7, if it too be Mexican, the closest ones to Mexicali are three in Sonora: XHEZ-FM in Heróica Caborca, further XHLDC-FM, Magdalena de Kino, a bit further still, XHHLL-FM in Cerro Bachoco.

90.7, at 1756, CCI to XHMOE in English, discussion of health care for women, a forum setting, in AZ? Partial RDS: / MUSIC / LIFE / ???? /. At 1802, lucky ID in passing as KVIT:

{KVIT, 90.7, APACHE JUNCTION AZ, 2.0 kW H&V, 18.0 m HAAT, 33-27-27, 111-29-28, 90.7 THE GOLD MINE, COUNTRY} 1290 km = 802 stmi. There are 6 other AZ on 90.7, none of them more than 6 kW, and four of them negligible translators.

88.3, at 1803, Spanish music [our local Enid Family Radio satellator is still OFF, good!]

88.5, at 1804, CCI in English to the OK groundwave

91.9, at 1804, Jesus song in English, CCI. Could be seldom noticed: {KBDD, 91.9, WINFIELD, KS, 48.0 kW H&V, 150.0 m HAAT, 37-22-56, 96-57-20, THE SONLIFE RADIO NETWORK, RELIGIOUS TEACHING} 123 km = 76 stmi

92.9, at 1805, RDS: / TRAINOR_ / probably part of music title/artist; more partial/stuck at 1806: / LIKE_I`M /

97.1, at 1807, C&W music, Es fades, RDS: / 97.1_THE / PAISLEY_ /
From AZ, probably {KYWD, 97.1, GREEN VALLEY AZ, 1.75 kW H&V, 187.0 m HAAT, 31-58-37, 111-06-04, HD, 97.1 THE BULL, COUNTRY} 1309 km = 813 stmi (There is another The+ something, The Big Talker, KBTK in Kachina Village, but is relay of KHOV 105.1, the frequency in its slogan) 

97.7, at 1808, discussion of health bill, NPR // local 91.7 KOSU. Can`t be many NPRs on this commercial frequency. 1811 RDS: / KQVO97.7 / and fadeout: {KQVO, relay KPBS, 97.7, CALEXICO CA, 6.0 kW H&V, 93.0 m HAAT, 32-40-48, 115-25-36, HD, NEWS/TALK} See also 97.7 at 1835. 1665 km = 1035 stmi

97.7, at 1810, Spanish CCI to KQVO, ad for Auto-Sony. None of the AZ are listed as SS; none at all in BCN; closest in Sonora would be Cananea, or Ciudad Obregón

89.5, at 1812, classical music barely squeezed between 89.3 & 89.7 Okies. Very likely this: {KBAQ, 89.5, PHOENIX AZ, 29.7 kW H&V, 474.0 m HAAT, 33-19-58, 112-03-53, HD, 12B4, KBAQ-FM, K-BACH, CLASSICAL} 1335 km = 830 stmi

92.3, at 1814, ``Health care here in Arizona``, RDS? 1815, ``Arizona`s news station, KTAR``. {KTAR-FM, 92.3, GLENDALE AZ, 98.0 kW H&V, 545.0 m HAAT, 33-19-58, 112-03-48, HD, KTAR NEWS ON 92.3 & KTAR.COM, NEWS/TALK} 1342 km = 842 stmi

92.3, at 1814 CCI to KTAR, ad ``Centennial Toyota, US 95 on the 215 beltway, Las Vegas``, hard rock: {KOMP, 92.3, LAS VEGAS NV, 25.0 kW H&V, 1124.0 m HAAT, 35-57-57, 115-30-03, HD, 363F, RockN Roll KOMP, - , KOMP 92.3, THE ROCK STATION, ROCK} 1547 km = 961 stmi

93.1, at 1815, gospel rock, ``Holy, holy, I`m high on loving you``. No RDS. No fits for any AZ or NV station. How about southern CA? This:
{K226BT, // KRTM 88.1, 93.1, INDIO CA, 0.25 kW H&V, HAAT unknown, 33-45-58, 116-14-01, RELIGIOUS TEACHING} 1695 km = 1053 stmi

93.3, at 1816, Simone Biles endorsing some product; ad for Peoria, ID sounds like ``Alt Daisy``?? No, it`s ``Alt-a-zee``: {KDKB, 93.3, MESA AZ, 100.0 kW H&V, 508.0 m HAAT, 33-20-01, 112-03-44, HD, 18F1, -, ALT AZ 93.3, MODERN ROCK}. More: 1823, RDS: / _ON_ALT_ / AZ_93.3_ / IN THE / SONBY [?] / VIOLENT_ / _FEMMES_ / 1315 km = 817 stmi [of course, greater PHX stations are not necessarily transmitting from each city of license]

94.5, at 1818, ticket giveaway promo, call ``260-9494, thanks to Cool FM``; 1718 ``The new 94.5, Cool-FM``: {KOOL-FM, 94.5, PHOENIX AZ, 95.6 kW H&V, 504.0 m HAAT, 33-20-02, 112-03-42, HD, 366F, KOOL94.5, -, 94.5 KOOL-FM, CLASSIC HITS} 1335 km = 830 stmi

93.1, at 1820, ad for Somerton, (suburb of Yuma), AC 928 chex too, plumbing, ``Primavera Online --- School``, ``Houston Furniture & Mattress``; 1821, ``Z-93 is`` (website chex, seems to exist, really www.+, but hangs up loading). {KLJZ, 93.1, YUMA AZ, 100.0 kW H&V, 25.0 m HAAT, 32-39-06, 114-39-04, 2E0F, -, Z-93 TODAY'S BEST MUSIC, HOT AC} 1588 km = 987 stmi

95.5, at 1825, classic rock is my format guess, ACI from local 95.7 KXLS. In AZ is this close enough? {KYOT-FM, 95.5, PHOENIX AZ, 96.0 kW H&V, 479.0 m HAAT, 33-20-06, 112-03-39, HD, 50DF, KYOT-FM, Artist/Title, 95.5 THE MOUNTAIN, VARIETY HITS} 1335 km = 830 stmi (There is a ``classic rock`` in Flagstaff, but only a 235 watt translator, K238BL of KZXK.)

97.1, at 1826, ``The Armory --- store now open``, ``Classic Rock``; traffic report on SB (?) 95, Summerun exit, i.e. Las Vegas NV; Cheyenne street. 1829, ``talk to Aaron Taylor`` jingle, for house-selling; AC 702; 1830 E-D ad by a clinic which will fix it! ``702-457-3888``; 1831, ``Blackjack Fireworx in Pahrúmp, only 40 minutes away`` [say hello to Art Bell]. 1831 ``Lotus Broadcasting`` endorses a cleaning crew they hired [for a discount?] Lotus chex for Vegas, (and Fresno CA) {KXPT, 97.1, LAS VEGAS NV, 25.0 kW H&V, 1120.0 m HAAT, 35-58-02, 115-30-06, 4E55, 97.1KXPT, -, 97.1 THE POINT, #1 FOR CLASSIC ROCK, CLASSIC ROCK} 1547 km = 961 stmi

97.1, at 1827, CCI to KXPT above, Spanish mentions Sonora, but also various Mexican cities, on phone; 1828 ``Calle Múzquiz``. 1832, YL & YL talk giving phone number ``desde Colonia Francisco Villa`` (not Pancho. Google finds such colonias at least in: Tijuana, Parral, Monterrey, Torreón, Querétaro, Puebla, Kanasín.)

The only Sonoran is: [XHHQ-FM, 97.1, HERMOSILLO SON, 25.0 kW H&V, 32.79 m HAAT, 29-04-47, 110-55-21, Spanish, LOS NÚMERO 1 + AM 920, REGIONAL MEXICAN} 1469 km = 913 stmi (Múzquiz is a small city in Coahuila, mining town, but ``named after Gen. Melchor Múzquiz, who served as acting president of Mexico in 1832`` per, so street probably named for him rather than the town. Anyhow, Múzquiz has no FM stations, and only one AM, on 730. I know I heard an AM there long ago.)

97.7, at 1835, full multi-station ID for: `KPBS-FM 89.5, San Diego, [translator] La Jolla, and KQVO 97.7 Calexico; also RDS again with ID only; back to ``The Takeaway`` (from PRI, not NPR). 1665 km = 1035 stmi

97.9, at 1836, hard rock, or rather morphing into gospel? Probably this: {KUPD 97.9 TEMPE AZ 96.0 kW H&V, 494.0 m HAAT, 33-19-58, 112-03-53, HD, ARIZONA'S REAL ROCK, ROCK} 1324 km = 823 stmi

98.3, at 1837, CCI praise music to Alva. No format hits for AZ or NV

98.7, at 1837, sports talk about football, Texans, 1840 Arizona Cardinals. Could well be national net anyway. Must be this: {KMVP, 98.7, PHOENIX AZ, 97.0 kW H&V, 545.0 m HAAT, 33-19-58, 112-03-48, HD, 98.7 FM, ARIZONA'S SPORTS STATION, SPORTS} 1335 km = 830 stmi

99.1, at 1838, hard rock/praise music. In AZ, only format hit is a 50 watt translator in Sierra Vista, and none of the others are more than 6.2 kW; anyway, unlikely: {K256CJ, // KWRB 90.9, 99.1, SIERRA VISTA AZ, 0.05 kW H&V, -40.0 m HAAT H only, 31-33-16, 110-15-51, 90.9 KWRB, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN}

96.5, at 1839, ``The White Mountains` new Storm, E-Z listening, 96-5`` over KECO OK marginal; RDS? I thought this would be easy to look up, a town in or near the White Mountains of east-central AZ, but station in that town, Claypool doesn`t match up: {KIKO-FM, //KIKO-FM 97.3; KIKO-1340, 96.5, CLAYPOOL AZ, 0.67 kW H&V, 1015.0 m HAAT, 33-17-20, 110-49-45, HD, OLDIES 1340/97.3, OLDIES, Silent STA: Interference problems}

Google search on slogan and frequency find it: which is in Show Low, other side of the White Mountains, and not in the WTFDA DB! Because of a typo in the frequency field as ``98.5``:
{KRFM, 98.5 [sic], SHOW LOW AZ, 100.0 kW H&V, 310.0 m HAAT, 34-12-20, 109-56-26, MIX 96, HOT AC] 1128 km = 701 stmi

100.7, at 1841, ``Silverado --- midnight(?) edition``, fade/out to another? Station, National Disability Awareness Month, October right around the corner (??), fade-out. 1844, `` at the 202 in ----``; that`s in Mesa AZ, so: {KSLX-FM, 100.7, SCOTTSDALE AZ, 100.0 kW H&V, 561.0 m HAAT, 33-19-53, 112-03-47, HD, CLASSIC ROCK KSLX, CLASSIC ROCK} 1321 km = 821 stmi. 

(On the DX-398 only on 100.7 I have CCI // local 103.1 KOFM, spur or mixing product? Unknown formula.) Also hear ad for Main Event, seems amusement park I have never heard of, but has locations in Gilbert & Tempe AZ, as well as Oklahoma City and numerous other cities.

88.3, at 1847, Spanish ad by super-hype voice actor (SHVA)

89.9, at 1848, sermon in English about circumcision and how that is necessary for proper begetting, oooh. VG on the PL880, but not making it on the DX-398 vs 2 x ACI. 1902 maybe same station, sermon, Nothing about affiliates on radio page,
Maybe the same CSN station as below

90.3, at 1851, Spanish, ``36 grados`` C temp only, ``en Coahuila``, PSA from state ``gobierno de Coahuila``, so must really be from that state, a different Es patch to the south; ad in pesos, mariachi music; 1853 CCI from another SS but only ``90.3`` copied in ID. More CCI next item. NO Coahuilans on 90.3! But must be this one just over the border from the twin city of Torreón: [XHBP-FM, 90.3, GÓMEZ PALACIO DGO, 25.0 kW H&V, 49.76 m HAAT, 25-34-00, 103-28-00, Spanish, STEREO RECUERDO, ROMANTICA} 1316 km = 818 stmi

90.3, at 1851, `Science Friday` from public radio (dropped by KOSU years ago when NPR canceled entire `Talk of the Nation` lineup). Of the 5 AZ on 90.3, the only non-gospel huxter is: [KNAG 90.3 GRAND CANYON AZ, 3.0 kW H&V, 90.0 m HAAT, 35-56-44, 112-10-16, ARIZONA PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/TALK} KNAU sked chex for SciFri, on PRI Fridays at 12-2 pm MST. Still/again heard SciFri at 1925 about vaccines. 1277 km = 794 stmi

91.9, at 1854, gospel rock; maybe same as at 1804

92.7, at 1855, ``92.7 FM Super Estrella``. Also logged earlier this year: [KRRN, 92.7, MOAPA VALLEY NV, 100.0 kW H only, 587 m HAAT, 36-36-04, 114-35-06, Spanish, SUPER ESTRELLA 92.7, SPANISH, CHR] That`s just NE of Las Vegas, but as I explained before, also has co-channel boosters in LV itself, KRRN-FM2 with 20 kW, zero HAAT; and East Las Vegas, KRRN-FM1 with 50 watts at 572 m HAAT. Moapa Valley: 1483 km = 922 stmi

96.5, at 1857, Spanish ads for flights (bus?) to San José, Dallas, address ``en Durango``. Ad says ``desde Guasave, Sinaloa`` but that is the origin of ``Remy Valenzuela`` who will perform at venue called ``El Palenque``, on ``29 de julio``; 1859 adstring including one on Boulevard Durango, then CCI from Fox news, KECO? {XHDNG-FM, 96.5, DURANGO DGO, 50.0 kW H&V, HAAT unknown, 24-01-10, 104-40-45, Spanish, LA TREMENDA, REGIONAL MEXICAN} 1522 km = 946 stmi

91.9, at 1904, gospel rock, strong and seems steady until I look at the PL-880 signal meter; suspecting it`s a new(?) semi-local; 1909 K-Love ID. May well be the biggest of 5 AZs on 91.9: {KLKI, 91.9, DOLAN SPRINGS AZ, 25.0 kW H&V, 711.0 m HAAT, 35-1514-08 [sic], 114-44-58, K-LOVE, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN} 1478 km = 918 stmi

92.9, at 1909, Spanish about ``bañar a los perros``, temperatura; 1912, 1:12 timecheck, phone 629-1016721? En cabina, 54-20020762? Maybe miscopied. UT -6 zone means it has to be BCS, Nayarit, Sinaloa or Chihuahua (or New Mexico). If Mexico, that narrows it down to XHBTA-FM, Bahia de Tortugas, BCS; XHER-FM, Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua; XHZE-FM, Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit; XHENZ-FM, Culiacán, Sinaloa AND, this one must be it, as per, 629 applies to Ciudad Jiménez, Chihuahua, i.e. {XHJZ-FM, 92.9, CD. JIMÉNEZ CHIH, 25.0 kW H&V, 47.98 m HAAT, 27-08-11, 104-53-44, Spanish, LA CAMPERA, SPANISH TROPICAL/TALK} See also 1922 log below. 1227 km = 763 stmi

92.9, at 1910, English, sounds just like ``Calf Country``, Goodwill sale, in central and northern AZ; Safeway, mixing with the Mexican above. 1913, ad for ``Food Barn in Prescott Valley``. [KAFF-FM, 92.9, FLAGSTAFF AZ, 98.0 kW H&V, 461.0 m HAAT, 34-58-07, 111-30-24, 92.9 KAFF COUNTRY, TODAY'S BEST COUNTRY, COUNTRY} 1250 km = 775 stmi

94.9, at 1914 algo in English trying to sneak between Okies 94.7, 95.1

97.5, at 1916, strange language!, then in English, ``KNDN 97.5 FM`` and English gospel rock. No RDS {KNDN-FM, 97.5, SHIPROCK NM, 1.5 kW H&V, 729.0 m HAAT, 36-27-40, 109-05-44, NAVAJO COUNTRY 97.5, COUNTRY} I had thought this was a gospel huxter. Anytime I can get adjacent state New Mexico on sporadic E, it`s a great opening, even if it is from the (literally) far corner. Midpoint would be circa Clayton NM right across the OK border. I trust their antenna is not axually perched atop the landmark Shiprock! 967 km = 601 stmi

101.7 & 102.1, at 1918, as I am tuning higher for any DX, notice IBOC noise out of 101.9 KTST OKC --- in all my bandscanning I rarely even notice it around any stations, so I wonder if the `HD` power from this one has been amped up. Similar on 102.5 from 102.7 KJYO, but can`t hear any on 102.9, too close to local 103.1 KOFM.

92.9, at 1922, Spanish ad ``en Ciudad Juárez``, fade-out. Trouble is, there is no 92.9 there nor in El Paso. There are two further Chihuahuans, XHER-FM in Cuauhtémoc, and XHJZ-FM in Jiménez, as already logged at 1909-1912

93.1, at 1923, some station here with dead air or just barely modulated music. Wonder if it`s DX or my nearest, Hutchinson KS. Same thing noticed during next opening in evening, UT July 1, below

88.1, at 1926, plug for ``KUYI Underwriting``, pledges instead of normal programming. {KUYI, 88.1, HOTEVILLA AZ, 69.0 kW H&V, 124.0 m HAAT, 35-48-29, 110-16-23, HOPI RADIO, VARIETY} 1150 km = 715 stmi

89.9, at 1928, 855-91-BIBLE, now available in Montana, Christian Satellite Network ID, listing Nevada cities where available (but maybe rotating feature on entire network). Program promo with time in Mountain; CSN advertising for donations, finally back to `Pathway to Victory`

The CSN station list at
shows this most likely, other than some translators and much further full-powers, including flagship in Twin Falls ID, KAWZ: [Bullhead City / Laughlin, NV KVIR], {KVIR, 89.9, BULLHEAD CITY AZ, 0.0 kW H, 18.0 kW VERTICAL only, 700.0 m HAAT, 35-14-54, 114-44-34, CSN INTERNATIONAL, RELIGIOUS TEACHING} 1509 km = 937 stmi

94.1, at 1958 now I`m in the car headed out for a very late lunch, but still some DX: Peter Piper Pizza ad ``between Sunset and Russell``. PPP has lots of locations in AZ, and NV, greater Las Vegas, including Henderson where there is a Sunset street, besides the Sunset Blvd in Vegas, tho I can`t find a Russell; likely: {KMXB, 94.1, HENDERSON NV, 100.0 kW H&V, 354.0 m HAAT, 36-00-30, 115-00-20, HD, 3207, MIX 94.1, HOT AC} 1535 km = 954 stmi

88.1, at 2006 on caradio, TC for 2:06, `Afternoon Blend` on KSUT, and weather. No linx from homepage to any station list, not even frequency of flagship station! Fortunately has search window, so I enter 88.1:

Where to Tune In

KSUT's two formats, Four Corners Public Radio and Tribal Radio, serve more than 14 communities in four states.

Four Corners Public Radio:
90.1 FM - Durango & La Plata County
89.3 FM - Central Durango
88.1 FM - Farmington & northwest New Mexico
88.1 FM - Pagosa Springs
106.3 FM - Cortez, Mancos & Montezuma County
91.9 FM - Dolores **CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES**
91.1 FM - Silverton

Worldwide - and on iTunes Radio.

Southern Ute Tribal Radio:
91.3 FM - Ignacio, Southern Ute and Jicarilla Apache tribal lands
89.7 FM - Farmington, northwest New Mexico and Navajo tribal lands

So KSUT has two on 88.1: 
{KPGS, 88.1, PAGOSA SPRINGS CO, 1.0 kW Vertical only, 416.0 m HAAT, 37-11-48, 107-07-01, HD, FOUR CORNERS PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/AAA/JAZZ} and
{KUSW, 88.1, FLORA VISTA NM, 4.1 kW Vertical only, 202.0 m HAAT, 36-40-16, 108-13-54, HD, FOUR CORNERS PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/ETHNIC}

I have to prefer the one in NM, which is a little further, skippier, between Farmington and Aztec. 912 km = 567 stmi, close!

That`s it for now as I rest, recuperate and restaurant, also a few hours after I get back, and may well have missed some more openings.

Now it`s UT July 1 as it`s back to the dials.

89.9, at 0058, praise music, at 0100, 3-station ID including ``90.5 in Fredericksburg``, 89.9 [somewhere], and some HD in Richmond, ``Your Egangelism, TEB(?)``. Ergo I must have Virginia, a reversal from all the western stuff earlier in the afternoon. Here we are: {WPER, // WJYJ, 89.9, CULPEPER VA, 41.0 kW H&V, 127.0 m HAAT, 38-40-42, 77-47-18, VIRGINIA'S POSITIVE HITS, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN} Since WJYH is the one in Fredericksburg on 90.5. Nothing else IDed from east today! 1769 km = 1099 stmi

89.9, at 0103, now two or three stations here, a sermon, and a raffle promo, mentions Idaho, calendar of events including Nampa: {KRBX, 89.9, CALDWELL ID, 7.9 kW H&V, 285.0 m HAAT, 43-37-15, 117-12-35, RADIO BOISE 89.9, VARIETY} Rather than one of the 5 other IDs on 89.9, especially KAWZ Twin Falls. Caldwell: 1790 km = 1112 stmi

88.9, at 0105, news of Utah fires, but it`s part of NPR network news; CCI; 0106 into ``Q on CBC Radio 1, SiriusXM and Public Radio International``, gospel CCI. It`s not KNPR in Las Vegas NV, but Q is on this station`s current sked: {KAWC-FM, 88.9, YUMA AZ, 2.4 kW H&V, 33.0 m HAAT, 32-41-23, 114-30-01, NEWS/TALK/CLASSICAL, Arizona Western College} However news on the hour was supposed to be National Native News rather than NPR. And I do get another Yuman shortly. 1588 km = 987 st mi

90.3, at 0109, ``La Poderosa``, Spanish ads, for car service in ``Parral``, also mentions ``La Lupe``. {XHGD-FM, 90.3, HIDALGO DEL PARRAL CHIH, 25.0 kW H&V, 49.21 m HAT, 26-55-22, 105-38-32, Spanish, LA PODEROSA + AM 700, SPANISH HITS BALADAS] 1285 km = 789 stmi. Separate Es patch from AZ

93.1, at 0120, open carrier still here QRMing DX; suspect KHMY Pratt KS, ``My 93``, which has a marginal groundwave here, 159 km = 99 stmi. Checking OK listings, I see the Enid translator is still listed despite being off the air a couple? years: K226BR, of gospel huxter KIMY 93.9 Watonga. It had severe tech problems before crashing. If the license still exist, I wish some public radio station would get us a much needed translator: KGOU, KUCO or even KCCU! There is another OK 93.1 in Red Oak which I have never heard nor heard of: KWLB with 19.5 kW. Red Oak pop. 549 in 2010y is in SE OK, between Wilburton and Wister, not even indexed in ordinary Rand McNally atlas.

93.1, at 0120, vs open carrier above, iHeart Radio app promo, Jack-in-the-Box ad, ``mountain traffic`` concerning I-15, Southbound at Charleston; fade-out. That means yet another from Las Vegas NV: {KYMT, 93.1, LAS VEGAS NV, 24.0 kW H&V, 1141.0 m HAAT, 35-58-02, 115-30-06, HD, 18CF, -, 93.1 THE MOUNTIAN, ADULT HITS} 1547 km = 961 stmi

94.1, at 0123, baseball game, CCI from ad for Kohl`s (sp?); ACI from 94.3 local KLGB-LP modulation spikes. Suspect one of them is also Las Vegas as per previous log at 1958 June 30 with Peter Piper Pizza, i.e. KMXB, Henderson; but I see nothing about sports on their website,

90.7, at 0129, ``Cinemax presenta Película 40``; 0133, Aeropostal ad ``próximamente en Mexicali``; also at 0129, CCI from CPB credit in English, then soul music. The Spanish brings me full circle to the 
first DX I encountered at 1752 UT June 30: {XHMOE-FM, 90.7, MEXICALI BC, 100.0 kW H&V, HAAT unknown, 32-36-41, 115-29-39, Spanish, LOS 40, SPANISH HITS} 1633 km = 1033 stmi

93.1, at 0133, Home Depot ad fading in and out vs the dead-air station which soon overtakes it; MUF is falling and I QRT at 0136! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Area tropo from some Tulsa, Wichita stations, morning of Saturday July 1: at 1423 UT, KWCH Wichita on both RF 12 and RF 19, but better on 19: 12-1 KWCH-DT with local news; 12-2 KWCH WX; 12-3 Heroes, old drama reruns, new subchannel for this? Faded out from 19 by 1507.

KOKI-TV, RF 22, 23-1 from Tulsa with local news

KDCU-DT, RF 31 and 31-1, Univision with U bug and e|i bug for kidvid, classic Disney toons. Wichita market; no subchannels found

KSNW-DT, RF 45, 3-1; also 3-2 Telemun[do], 3-3 Ion, Wichita (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0112 UT July 2