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These logs are excerpts from my daily all-band reports, mainly SWBC, also 
VHF/UHF, sometimes utility, ham, which may be found in several archives without 
much delay, such as

And compiled weekly along with extensive news from many other individuals and 
publications in DX LISTENING DIGEST:

All my MW DX reports starting August 2011 are archived in this forum with open 

All times and dates strictly UT. Rx: mostly DX-398 with internal antenna only 
or PL-880; NRD-545 with ALA-330S inside E-W or inside randomwire N-S; Nissan 
stock caradio as specified; ICR-75  E-W longwire

** MEXICO. 540, Sept 19 at 1202, DJ calls himself Osman Ramírez, buenos días, 
says news will start at 7 am and into romantic music now at 6 am local. 
Presumably usual XETX, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** MEXICO. 650, Sept 22 at 1215, ad for John Deere, Sinaloa, so XETNT, Radio 
65, Los Mochis in agropecuaria wake-up show. Not a big dominant signal it used 
to achieve at sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, Sept 21 at 1202, canned YL ID for XEFZ, ABC Radio, Monterrey 
NL, and introducing `Las Noticias Como Son` [son is a play on words]; 1203 live 
newscaster also mentioning FM 91.7. Neither IRCA 2015 nor Cantú 2015 matches 
that or any FM with XEFZ 660; instead Cantú showed the AM of 91.7 XHXL MTY is 
AM 1340. Rather than full-time duplication, could be only this morning news 
block is matching among stations in the same local cluster. Then he reminds us 
that mañana at 9:21 am Central Mexican Time will be the ``equinoxio de verano`` 
--- oops, he means otoño. Time is correct = 1421 UT Sept 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, 

** MEXICO. 720, Sept 17 at 1158, open carrier from WSW/ENE atop a weaker 
Mexican music station, the latter mentioning ``La Raza`` at 1202 UT, so no 
doubt KSAH San Antonio. I wait and wait for something to start, until 1206 
Mexican choral NA finally fires; 1208 Chihuahua state song; 1209 inspirational 
``un nuevo día`` recitation about ``amor, y sólo amor`` with music bed. 1212 
weakening but finally brief canned sign-on as ``El Fonógrafo 7-20 AM``, street 
address in Ciudad Juárez, ``mil watts, Grupo Radio México``; then switch to 
live announcer with 6:12 TC, and calls mentioned for first time, XEJCC, 
plugging algo at 9 am from México DF, 1213 into music. Calls pronounced 
``equis-e-jota-céce``, i.e. emphasis on the first C, rather than equal or even 
more stress on the second, so at first it sounded like ``efe`` or ``ese``. 
``CC`` could be interpreted as cese, ``stop it`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** MEXICO. 720, Sept 22 at 1210, lots of ``felicidades`` birthday greetings 
from family members; unseem particular to Ciudad Juárez, so maybe national 
hookup from parent station El Fonógrafo 1150 XEJP in the DF via XEJCC 
Chihuahua. 1213 finally music expected to be `Mañanitas`` but something else. 
Very poor signal from WSW, much weaker than neighbor 730 XEHB Parral (Glenn 

** JAPAN. 774, Sept 21 at 1155, JBA TP carriers led by this one from the NW, so 
NHK; also on 747, 693, 828, all of which are super-power NHK frequencies. Now I 
have audio on one of them! 774 at 1200, clear timesignal ending with last pip 
at higher pitch and resounding. 774 is JOUB, NHK-2 from Akita; all are 500 kW, 
except 828 only 300 kW. I used to get Osaka in the old days when it was still 
on 830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1844, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 800, Sept 21 at 1206 UT, nulling semi-local KQCV OKC 
gospel huxter as much as possible, Spanish adstring is surely XEROK Ciudad 
Juárez, but still cannot overcome 2.5 kW even at sunrise; makes SAH of 
51/minute = 0.85 Hz. Rather KQCV should be on night power of only 1 kW until 
1215 UT in September (1230 UT in October) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 
DIGEST) 800, XEROK: see also 1300, XEP log

** MEXICO. 820, Sept 19 at 1206, ID as ``820, ABC Radio``, so XEABCA, Mexicali 
BCN, music making usual slow SAH with WBAP nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX 

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 15 at 1201, NA is playing, and at 1207 recheck, XETAR is 
just now signing-on in Spanish, neat rustic music breaks, and same in other 
native languages but they still pronounce the calls and website as in Spanish, 
and the sponsoring agencies. Lema: ``Cuatro pueblos unidos en una sola voz``. 
As usual, good signal from 10 kW daytimer La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, in 
Guachochi, Chihuahua, dominating frequency until fadeout by 1220 (Glenn Hauser, 

UNIDENTIFIED. 990, Sept 21 at 1222 UT, Spanish station discussing some event in 
El Paso, with person on phone ---- but there is no El Paso/Juárez station on 
this frequency. Closest in Chihuahua, not very, is Cuauhtémoc, closest in USA 
is Artesia NM, not SS. XECL in Mexicali really gets out, so maybe this was it 
referring to a concert. Loops westward rather than southward, too late for XET 
Monterrey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1050, UT Monday Sept 19 at 0334, XEG talking about events in 
Monterrey and Nuevo León, as it`s doing its own local PS to La [Media] Hora 
Nacional. (Checking for this after Chihuahua stuff on XEP 1300, q.v.) 

990, XET MTY however, is just playing music at 0335+ Sept 19.

660, UT Monday Sept 19 at 0345, segment about cine estrenos in Monterrey, not 
// 1050, or at least not synchronized. So this must be XEFZ, 10/1 kW ABC Radio 
in MTY, another PS to La Media Hora Nacional.

570, UT Monday Sept 19 at 0347, seems same show as on 660, q.v., ``En Escena`` 
segment about new film releases, but not synchronized with sibling station to 
this, XEBJB, 5/0.5 kW also in Monterrey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MEXICO. 1300, Sept 16 at 0220, 8 y 19 minutos timecheck, from ``Radio 
Mexicana, la música ---``. XEP, Juárez as usual dominant signal at night, but 
plenty QRM too. Impossible to believe it`s 200 watts at night rather than 
38,000 watts day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, UT Monday Sept 19 at 0333, ``La Hora de Chihuahua`` is 
starting, ``complementaria de La Hora Nacional``, so of course it`s XEP in 
Juárez as usual the dominant night signal here despite listed 200 watts. It 
seems that LHN is really ``Media Hora Nacional``, the second half being turned 
over to state/local government programs. 

Will I hear the same thing on other Chihuahua stations? First to check is 800, 
XEROK, but can`t get enough signal past 2.5 kW KQCV OKC, despite a close to 
90-degree null. Which reminds me, that XEROK for quite a while now has seemed 
to be underpowered again, far less than 50, let alone 150 kW, wasting its 
exalted clear-channel status across western North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, 

** MEXICO. 1510, UT Monday Sept 19 at 0331, ``La Radio Alternativa`` mentioned 
several times in station promo roughly from south amid heavy QRM, the newish 
XEQI in Monterrey NL, in IRCA Log as ``La Nueva Radio``, but now Alternativa is 
its name per NL government roster:
IRCA and WRTH list as 10 kW daytimer, but IRCA adds it`s 24 hours. This might 
have been preceding a local PS to La Hora Nacional as on several other 
stations. Same page also linx to streaming and download of ``Nuevo León en la 
Hora Nacional --- Descarga y escucha aquí este programa conducido por Gregorio 
Bernal y Roció Zubiria``.
Here`s the 1510 program schedule:

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search pre-sunrise Sept 17: Well, I finally heard 
something Richard N Allen did not, on my mere DX-398 and ferrite loopstick: 774 
from the NW (NHK) JBA carrier definitely made it as far as Enid at 1140, when I 
could also detect a carrier on 693. At 1154, 774 and 828 JBA carriers. 73, 
(Glenn Hauser, out west from Perry, sent from my custom Desktop, IRCA via DX 

On 9/17/2016 6:26 AM, Richard N Allen wrote: ``What a difference a day make! I 
listened from about 1000 to 1215 UT (LSR) and there wasn't a trace of a TP or 
DU signal here this morning. I hope the folks out west have a better morning. 
Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA. Sent from my iPad``.

Previous morning Sept 16 (when I wasn`t monitoring), he got a bunch, as he has 
subsequently (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Sept 19 at 1158 UT, a few minutes before sunrise, JBA 
carrier here looping NW, so NHK; then find others on 684, 693, 828. Only 684 is 
not a superpower NHK; could be N Korea or China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 
DIGEST) see also JAPAN!

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA carrier search Sept 22: at 1154, 774, 693, 747, 
702 --- all from NW rather than WSW, which means 702 isn`t Australia, but 
probably North Korea or China. Pacific-Northeasterners report NHK-2 on 702, but 
two of those are only 10 kW. Also 657, 738, the latter usually Tahiti but too 
much 740 KRMG to get a bearing on it. 

At 1201: 828; at 1202: 1053, 1134, 1143; at 1204: 1242; at 1206: 1566 where 
PNEs have been reporting a jammer against FEBC S Korea. 1053 is also a jammer 
by S Korea against N Korea. At 1207: still 702 from the NW, also 774, 828. 
Final check at 1226: 774 still in from NHK. Local sunrise here today was 1220 
UT, one bihour before equinox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

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