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Glenn Hauser logs January 3-4, 2021

** CANADA. 284-MCW kHz, Jan 4 at 0715, dash and QD, 500-watt non-direxional beacon at The Pas, Manitoba.

300-MCW kHz, Jan 4 at 0717 UT, dash and YIV, 500-watt NDB at Island Lake, Manitoba, but weaker than QD.

[and non] 332-MCW kHz, Jan 4 at 0719 UT, dash and QT, 1000-watt NDB at Thunder Bay, Ontario, way over nearby 400-watt IC Wichita KS, which is ten times as close (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Jan 4 at 0704, S9+ dead air and off, as RHC English has decided enough is enough without another hour repeating. Then I find two JBA signals slightly askew from 6100 and 6000; see UNIDENTIFIED. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Jan 4 at 1545, Kurdish? YL talk, presumed Dengê Welat, which recently jumped here from 11530 presumably because of Turkish jamming. Aoki still has both on 11530 where nothing is heard; EiBi already has D.W. on 11540 but no jammer shown; switching from Moldova to FRANCE site at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. ND Beacons are still AWOL, Jan 4 at 0714, 0719 UT: 255 no SW Stillwater but JBA algo else; 341 no EI Enid but OIN Oberlin KS; 350 no RG OKC.

BTW, my wideband high local line noise level seems to have abated after the holidays, whew (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Jan 4 at 0647 UT, I find that my local KGWA Enid is in dead air. Apprehensively, I tune with headphones on the DX-398 with Kaygee nulled as much as possible, which means favoring NE/SW, and there are at least two talk stations mixing above the jumble. At 0657 I pull an ID from ``ESPN San Angelo`` --- see separate log under USA. At 0659 KGWA modulation blasts back on for legal ID ``K265FL-FM [sic] and KGWA, Talk 100.9`` and into Fox ``News``. Recheck at 0710, KGWA in dead air again, then a Rush promo and back to DA; 0724 recheck, again/still DA. KGWA automation is obviously screwed, and no one around to notice or fix it; so how can they expect to have anyone else listening? I might have scored some more understations but it`s very2 late, good night, almost. Must check more often for KGWA provision of dead air beyond nightmiddles (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2067 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 3 after 2300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.34, S7-S9 via Rochester remote in SAM mode showing minus 66v Hz carrier offset. Closing word ``disclaimer`` overridden with HRI just too eager to take over. It seems two seconds of silence at end of WOR files be still not enough.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 4 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 4 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800 S9+30 at Missouri SDR; also 7780, S9/+10 at UTwente; also on WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 4 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, S7-S9 over jamming at TWR Bonaire SDR.

Also confirmed Mon Jan 4 from 1900:42 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria, S9+25 into UTwente, but always with extremely annoying splash from 7280 Vietnam and 7295 East Turkestan which cannot be evaded by LSB or USB or narrow bandwidth Synch AM; recheck at closing signal is weaker and more QRMed but I can tell my last word, ``disclaimer`` is not chopped off! Earlier: *1855 carrier on, S9+15/20; 1857 strength seems to bump up to quieter and/or lesssplash; 1859:51 cut on bit of music mod and IRRS ID falsely claiming this is in ``AM compatible, reduced carrier USB, best tuned in USB`` --- NOT! And has not really been in that mode for years. 1900:12 `Feature Story News` headlines, then WOR. On same UTwente I fish around for WWV, RWM, CHU or anytimesignal as correxion factor but can`t find any, not even faux Italcable. Next:

0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [presumed resumed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-0100, presumed resumed]
and also new 5010 to S [unconfirmed]

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** U S A. 960, Jan 4 at 0657 UT, ``ESPN San Angelo`` ID in the mix tnx to dead air from my local KGWA Enid. On DX-398 with KGWA nulled as much as possible toward SW/NE. ESPN ID holes are typically 2-3 minutes before hourtop. That`s KGKL in TX, also one of the stations I used to get during the midnight 5-minute Fox Hole that KGWA used to provide; now its deadairness is random and unpredictable; see OKLAHOMA. KGKL underwent a format change since the NRC AM Log was printed, ex-news/talk/sport, ``The Voice of Concho Valley``, when it was U2 5000/1000 W with CP for U1 5000/116, so is it already only 116 watts at night and now non-direxional? Night pattern used to be tight WNW/ESE with null thisaway, but that did not keep me from hearing it before: May 22, 2016 tentatively under similar circumstances as in DXLD 16-21; April 12, 2015 as in DXLD 15-15, among others. Wikipedia:

``KGKL (960 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format.[1] Licensed to San Angelo, Texas, United States, the station serves the San Angelo area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and before September 1, 2020; featured programming from Premiere Radio Networks, WestwoodOne, Dave Ramsey, and Compass Media Networks. Bill Lockwood's American Liberty program, based at News/Talk 1290 in Wichita Falls, also aired on News/Talk 960 before the format change to sports.[2] The station was awarded a construction permit on March 9, 2020 to become a Class D station, reducing power at night from 1,000 to 116 watts. On September 1, 2020, KGKL changed their format from news/talk to sports, branded as "ESPN 960", with programming from ESPN Radio. Ryan Hyatt's Raiderland also airs on ESPN 960, it is based at Talk 1340 in Lubbock`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6099.920, Jan 4 at 0706, JBA carrier after RHC is off; what could it be? Aoki/NDXC and EiBi agree only KCBS P`yongyang on ``6100`` at this time.

6000.079, Jan 4 at 0708, JBA carrier after RHC is off; what could it be? Aoki would suggest R. Guaíba, Brasil from 0700, except it`s not been on SW for years; or AIR Leh, Ladakh, unlikely to propagate from midday there even at midwinter. The Korean radio war is more likely, currently in Aoki as on 5995, but maybe jumped to alternate 6000 this week, i.e. Echo of Hope and/or jammer. No: Ron Howard reports VOH on 5990 this week, 5995 last week; so? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2139 UT January 4