** OKLAHOMA. 627-640-653 kHz, Nov 6 at 2216 UT on the caradio, I can`t help but notice that KWPN Moore OK is emitting IBOC noise, which can even be heard when tuned to 660 KSKY. In random tuning, I had not heard any such for weeks/months, and so recently advised Barry McLarnon that IBOC was gone from this outsender. At least I do never hear it at night, and certainly irregular in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Enid has a new LPFM on the air. We knew it was coming, but just encountered it Nov 6 at 2213 UT on 99.9 MHz. We were bandscanning in a west side of Enid parking lot, and found a new localish stereo signal, yet not fully quieting. It may have been on the air for some time, as we haven`t trolled the entire FM band for a couple of weeks. There has been absolutely nothing about it in the local Enid Eagle newspaper, for which radio media are non-existent. It`s playing soft gospel music, rather pleasant, axually, especially when instrumental. We hope it stix to that rather than gospel rock, rantin` & ravin`.
2218 UT ID by child, ``This is KVBN``. 2241 UT automated timecheck for 4:40 plus temperature, and humidity! That`s unusual. At 2300 UT, here it comes, the legal ID by an adult voice: ``KVBN-LP, Enid, a ministry of Victory Bible Church at Twentieth and Elm``, back to soft gospel music. It so happens we are driving by that intersexion a couple hours later, and take a few shots of the building on the NW corner; the closest thing to an antenna is a flagpole? tilting about 25 degrees.
Then checking the FCC database, we see KVBN is supposedly only a CP, so it may be only on PTA. Furthermore, the coverage map shows centered not at this church location on the east side of Enid, but more centrally on US 81 north between Chestnut and Willow ---
Hey, that`s where another gospel huxter LPFM resides, KLGB, 94.3, which has a one-element vertical antenna hanging off a self-supporting tower, the last we noticed. KVBN is authorized 100 watts, horizontal only at 27 meters above ground. Then we find that the coördinates in FCC and in the WTFDA database are identical for KVBN and KLGB! (BTW, WTFDA`s last two digits are not decimal but really signify seconds, altho run together with minutes).
BTW2, there`s no listing for Victory --- anything in the white pages of the Yellow Book, and there are so many categories under Churches in the yellow pages, that we despair of ever finding it, as it`s not among the ``Bible`` churches (as if any of them were not, whether named that or not).
Anyhow, there goes another good DX frequency. It`s the *only* Okie on 99.9, vs 100 kW in Fort Smith AR just across the border, and a couple Kansans in Salina and Leoti, so 99.9 was certainly a justified ``clear`` frequency pick under the LPFM rules.
Meanwhile, another pending LPFM CP in Enid, WRML-LP (Yes! Still listed with a W-call as if in Ohio), is yet to appear on 100.9. We look forward to it as supposed to be a real `community` station rather than yet another gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 88.1 & 103.5, Nov 6 at 2225 UT on my caradio FM bandscan in the Walmart parking lot (I did *not* go in!), during which I discovered KVBN-LP activated on 99.9, I also find strong dead air carriers on 88.3 and 103.5. A couple minutes later they both start to recede just as vehicles parked next to me pull out. There ought to be a law that RF feeders in cars have to ID with the VIN or at least the tag alfanumber! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1746 monitoring: confirmed two more new times thanks to Global 24 via WRMI, 9395: 2200 UT Thursday Nov 6, and 0030 UT Friday Nov 7 --- both checked briefly later in the semihours on the portable G8 as I was otherwise busy and had heard it before.
More no-shows at WWRB: Supposedly 0430 UT Friday on 3185. By 0417 I find the previous preacher on 3185, and he just keeps going until dumped off the air abruptly at 0444*. Webcast which ordinarily would correspond with that transmitter instead is running KJV Bibling. And 5050 is on with much stronger BS signal. Next WOR: Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770, etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Nov 7 at 0417, WTWW-2 is still down, forcing us to tune down to 5050 for BS, among countless others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 531 & 549 kHz, Nov 7 at 0145 UT on the caradio I have JBA 1 kHz hets on 530 Vance/Cuba, and 550 KTRS/KTSA or whatever, making me strongly suspect they are TA carriers from the 600 kW Algerian behemoths.
No other 1 kHz hets found upward the band, not even upon 1520 KOKC. At first upon 530 I wondered if the LYQ 529 A2 beacon at WWRB TN was back on again, but no way to tell which side of 530 on that radio, and couldn`t detect them once I got home (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0540 UT November 7
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