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Dec18 02:00 A little history about me de Art KA5DWI/7 (
Dec17 16:59 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 15:47 a dual conversion rcvr with first i.f. in 11-MHz band - u could pull out 42-MHz xtal and sometimes hear the 25-m VOA on it - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:45 others of 650 innards - 650A used 7896 for modulator (which scorched that KHP relay enclosure at upper left) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:40 some other better photos of a 650 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:31 scan of Polaroid shot (May 1966) of gear, T-45 box, LA-1 amp, Utica650A/vfo,SX-110 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:14 and the Utica vfo was problematic (drive drop on long xmsons) - see bottom pix this page - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:09 some iffy design with a coil into xtal socket made me a multiplex item across band :< - got HE-61 vfo for last few months before Utica650A in Feb 65 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:08 I will mount the log-periodic on a telescopic mast in a few weeks. I already have the turnstile up de ka5dwi (
Dec17 15:07 its gamma match cap is a small air "breadslicer" I was given in 1964 to make a VFO for HE-45a - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:06 I can't wait to work Es here in AZ. Also looking for snow in the Mts today. (
Dec17 15:05 that 15m is entirely homebrew from many different OD/ID pieces of tubing for elements and hose clamps - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:05 I used phased Quagis on a non-metallic boom fo 2-Meters on Satellites for AO10&13. (
Dec17 15:03 Common problem when you worked mode B satelittes (
Dec17 15:02 same awkward distance with KG4 - never heard (tho wkd CO8LY) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 15:02 The only interact is between 2M and 70cm because they are on the same mast. (
Dec17 15:01 my 10m interacts more with the 3el 15m in photo (it's bmd n.e. , view east) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 15:01 6Y5 has always got by me too on 6M. Worked 7Q7 in 1992 on 10 watts. RI was never worked on 6M (
Dec17 14:58 think my best 2m tropo was EL94/95 - best over land north GA - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 14:58 Shorted to 3 elements. All the antennas were cleaned and polished with automotive products b4 I put them back up. (
Dec17 14:57 The 10 Meter is an old Hustler 4 element CB beam. I bought for 42 bucks in a Speigal catalog in 1972 (
Dec17 14:55 think I heard the 6Y5 bcn once in my 5 decades on 6m ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 14:54 wasn't able to get thru Jul 2003 pileup on the YOxxx/6Y5 (trouble keying my Mark 6B amp) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 14:52 that was in hopes of getting WB2RLK/6Y5 (still need) expedition - one guy in town worked him (tuff 1600-mi 2Es range) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 14:50 that 10m ant was $50 back then, thrust bracket, IIRC, was $12 - I'd only put the 5el up in May 77 (1969 3-el since 1972) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 14:48 Hinged tilt over that is (
Dec17 14:48 It took 8 local area hamclub members to help me raise it. It is on a swivel plate. (
Dec17 14:47 Nice work. Too bad we have to put up with trees. I have to raise mine between 2 blus spruces. (
Dec17 14:45 when the 10m ant put up in Dec 77 I had to move 14AVQ out of turning radius range - things were easier at age 30 vs 67 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 14:42 loquat always intruding on 10m - still had 14AVQ up then (extreme left) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 14:42 Yes they are close spaced. I copied it from another ham. There is no problems between the antennas. They have performed excellently with a low SWR de dwi (
Dec17 14:40 tiny low-res (Argus D1500) of stack - 10 yrs after I did any work on it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 14:32 my 1964 5-el 6m and 1977 3-el 10m are only 5' apart - with thrust bracket under mast thru rotor - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 14:30 maybe it's the perspective angle in that pix but those look close-spaced - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 14:27 F2 33-MHz n,e, US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 14:24 Tower pic. de ka5dwi/7 (
Dec17 14:15 Doubt I will ever get close on Tropo, but longer Es is possible if anyone ever gets on 2 Meters de ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
Dec17 14:12 It is called "dumb luck" being at the right place and the right time. Broke a 38 year old record. (
Dec17 14:11 Best Tropo in also FN43 (K1WHS) in 2003 and is on the DX records list. Best DX over land. de ka5dwi/7 (
Dec17 14:09 Best 2M Es from DFW was FN43 WA1OUB now K1SIX in 1986, then in 2010 CN85. (
Dec17 14:06 If it turns the log periodic, who cares. Tower has 10. 6. 2 and .7 Meter yagis. Same antennas I had in DFW (
Dec17 14:04 Hated doing that. I have an old RShack rotor (green) and just bought a RCA copy (chinese I think) at Lowes for $13.30. (
Dec17 14:02 Pat, I threw away 2 U-100/1 parts rotors and controls in the trash when I left Texas. Still have one. de dwi (
Dec17 13:53 At least it is at 20 feet. I hate heights. de dwi (
Dec17 13:53 My 30' tower went up last weekend. Already need to climb it to fix mast mount on HamIV rotor. de dwi (
Dec17 13:46 There must be no propagation, we are all reminiscing. de Art ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
Dec17 02:33 lots of advantages to that set up...a friend of mine has his set up that wa4ukx (
Dec17 02:31 my next tower is going to have the rotor where you can reach it from the wa4ukx (
Dec17 00:40 I should have bought some rotor stock in 1973....ham IV now is about $600 wa4ukx (
Dec17 00:19 lately it's been a big PITA to use a 20' pole to snag the boom and pull things to a desired azimuth ,,, - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:16 I need a work crew to come fix/replace the Alliance U-100 (1992) on my 1977 3-el 10m Wilson Yagi (has "old" - 1964 - 5-el 6m Cush above it) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:12 Archer Servorotor was $39 then (was 1975 before another was put on 3-el 6m Cush Yagi) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:10 was on TV ant stack by end and I forgot to open that switch once and cooked a few innards :( - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:07 I got a used Alliance T-45 in Apr 64 for $15 (finally quit in May 73 - I'd replaced rocker switch with not-so-safe exposed DPDT knife switch) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 23:57 I found an old Receipt where I bought a new Ham IV rotator in 1973 for $75 ....good old wa4ukx (
Dec16 22:56 US FM broadcast observations have consistently showed a poor Geminids yet I keep finding these visual and photographic reports of it being good/great - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 22:45 Old news, but no pings in past several days of monitoring on 90.1. Geminids seemed to mostly be a bust everywhere, and Seattle was no exception. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Dec16 17:58 -1' (
Dec16 17:09 40.67 beeping along - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec16 15:51 F2 33,42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec16 15:45 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs solid now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec16 15:07 from when WWV was in MD - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 05:00 some long-haul W2 2m Es clips from Jul 1983 on this - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 04:57 the tropo duct wasn't in at my lower elevation so all I could hear was N5WS being flabergasted by the QSO - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 04:52 my longest 2m Es prob Chincoteauge, VA - N5WS 30 mi n of hr once got a tropo link thru Ark to an Es event they had to W1s - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec16 04:49 in maybe a minute of so the footprint had shifted to favor him - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 04:47 in the 1980s had a 2m Es event to Utah - with my 80w and 11-el beat out station 15 mi away with his H-square of 11-el in pileup - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec16 04:36 longest 2 meter Es to date for me is Wyoming wa4ukx em84 SC (
Dec16 04:33 I have had same happen on 2m Es stations 8 mi from me thought I was talking to myself...until i played them the wa4ukx (
Dec16 04:27 this needs to be updated as VK Ch 0s are no more - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 04:23 we were only 3 mi apart and one wud hr him when the other couldn't - Apr 82 before I got VK2BA at 52-MHz - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec16 04:20 down there it's equivalent to mid-Jun in the US - in Apr 79 VK4PU had tried to work me and W5VY at 52-MHz w/o luck - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 04:20 Tr multistate tropo wa4ukx em84 (
Dec16 04:14 looks like the VKs are working some ZLs on 6m Es at this wa4ukx (
Dec16 04:12 a few of the couple of hundred 126 Instamatic photos (they had 24-hr processing) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 04:05 Brisbane to Perth is on par with distance Los Angeles-New York City - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 04:03 most US folk don't realize how vast VK-land is (~ US lower 48) - Queensland is twice the size of Texas - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:59 the QANTAS flight schedule booklet had all these "exotic" destinations, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, etc. - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:51 I think I will skip Malaysia....wa4ukx (
Dec16 03:51 1979 my year of two winters (tho at 27S mild vs Sydney/Melbourne) - odd seing ads for mid-winter sales in July - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:48 dark the entire way (arvd not long before dawn) - then they used a 747 for the 600-mi Sydney-Brisbane hop (it went on to Malaysia ?) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:43 my 79 trip was 5hrs SF-KH6 then 10hrs KH6-Sydeny (Qantas 747) - now they do it non-stop from TX - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:41 in 1965 I was joking with WA4WQC (GA) abt someone getting DXCC on 6m - little did we know - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:38 a visit to VK land is on my bucket list.... never been wa4ukx (
Dec16 03:37 getting on near solar min in 1964 I had a different perspective than ops who got on in late 2001 and had all those 6m Eu events on F2 - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:30 funny thing was at the time... i didnt know how rare some of my 6m contacts were...thought it would be pretty easy to do wa4ukx (
Dec16 03:23 didn't renew - it was reassigned - didn't change in callbook - Aunt got p/o at QSLs coming (some IRCs) - wrote PT&D Apr 1984 and "fixed" things - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:21 at radio club meet there I was told it took weeks then for the FCC to grant visiting VKs a license - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:19 lucked out with VK4ZG call in Jul 1979 trip (2-day process at Brisbane PT&D office) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:17 one ZB2VHF bcn xmtr was made hr at N5TX - an old converted RCA commercial piece of gear - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 03:15 EI2W (Nov 79) was my only EI on 6m until fall of 2001 - ZB2BL Nov 1980 one and only - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec16 02:29 I also worked a dx group on Gibraltar they had a special permit that qsl wa4ukx (
Dec16 02:25 one of my first two way 6 m contacts across the atlantic was EI9D he had a special permit to be on the card wa4ukx (
Dec16 02:25 @Intelligent Young Xylophonist: I was expecting my general call to be N8E**, bummed out when I opened the letter and saw N8DZY N8NU (
Dec16 00:45 more 6m ZL toeprints into US likely from Es linkage - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 00:18 WN5IXV that be - back then one could simultaneous Novice-Tech - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 00:16 a classmate (now KK5HP) had gotten WA5IXV (internal x-ray vision) Novice - de WA5IYX (no funny phonetics) (
Dec16 00:13 I had some concern abt maybe getting WA5JFK (if that was ever issued) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 00:12 while awaiting my ticket from Gettysburg in Dec 63 (exam papers came Nov 23) I knew (from on air) the new calls were in the late WA5I-- - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 23:52 back up - this is a complete list of my crossband Qs - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 22:38 we found out as kids we could use the twin lead on the TV antenna as an antenna to improve range......hi wa4ukx (
Dec15 22:28 had alot of fun with the cb HTs as a kid....used up alot of carbon (batteries) wa4ukx (
Dec15 21:50 19700421 6M SSB 0921 WB5AJM first WB5 QSO (tropo at that wee-hour) - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:33 in early 1963 a classmate loaned me his 100-mw HT (superregen ?) - quickly found out that it would blow away our vacant Ch 2 :< - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:25 oddly, I had 6m Qs with LU, CE, CX before my first with a VE (2Es VE5US May 68, my AM to his SSB) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 21:23 I hrd my first 6m LUs in Apr 67 - it'd be another yr before a QSO with any - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:21 Mar 1966 XE1GE had his first 6m F2 to SAmerica since Cycle 19 dwindled - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:19 by the fall of 1966 Cycle 20 had "taken off" after the 64-65 min - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:17 19651026 6M AM 0136 WB4BJE - my 1st WB4 QSO - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 21:15 21:00 - Got started in radio the same way, got CB walkie-talkies for Christmas of 1966 -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 21:14 Jun 62 CQ W3ASK article explained that (scan of it on my site) - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:12 in 1962 I'd wondered why those bands sounded more like 40m with all the short-range stuff - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:10 by 1963 I'd started looking for Es on 10/15-m as a possible prelude to any on TV - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:08 recall in fall/winter 1964 hrg 27-MHz NJ F2 - 6m F2 never got closer than W1s hr - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:06 even nr solar min best 27-MHz F2 US events exceeded what 50-MHz had at solar max - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:04 largest shock in May 1960 was R. Moscow with the truth abt the U2 while Ike was fibbing - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:04 would have been Christmas of 1963.....wa4ukx (
Dec15 21:02 when I listened to R. Budapest in the early 60s thot abt what had gone on there in Nov 1956 - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 21:01 single channel units had Sears logo on wa4ukx (
Dec15 21:00 when i was 6yrs old i got a set of cb walkie talkies for the bug started....could hear stations from all over US winter Es i wa4ukx (
Dec15 20:57 Got a QSL for that reception -de Jeff V3NN (
Dec15 20:53 I was listening to R Prague (in late August of 1968) when the Russians took over Czechoslovakia -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 20:49 That was a few years before I got interested in radio ( I was 9), but bet those historic days madde for interesting listening (
Dec15 20:48 even thot abt taking the SWL rig to Jr. High then (9th grade) - they'd moved World Hist. to 10th grade - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:45 I listened to R. Havana during that last week in Oct 1962 - "Free Territory in America" slogan - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:45 got my wa4ukx in wa4ukx em84 (
Dec15 20:44 That card was 1968 I think -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 20:41 was that Cuban card before or after Oct 1962 ? - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:40 after K5z--- in 1960 they went back and reissued dormant W/K5s first - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:39 Still have the one with the soldier hiding in the Christmas tree with a rifle -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 20:39 I'm trying to remember when they started issuing WB4 calls, WB5 came along 69-70 (WA5 c. 1961) - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:37 Remember I used to get a Christmas card from R. Havana every year -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 20:25 I need to scan and save some of my old cards not very organized at present a box some a storage wa4ukx (
Dec15 20:21 domain seems to be down so I can't link some info on my site - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:19 I never sent a report to R. Moscow, but did to R. Peking in early 1963 - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:18 Thought i may some "guests" for coffee and doughnuts one day back wa4ukx (
Dec15 20:17 in the early 60s when I was an SWL was on R. Prauge's mailing list (my USAF Dad was a little concerned abt that) - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:13 all cards received open and inspected by US customs....had me wondering for a wa4ukx (
Dec15 20:12 only 6m SWL cards I got (two) were from US via Es - one in early 1966 was from IL - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 20:11 I worked a station in Czechoslovaia 9 times back in the 70s on 6m to 10m xband...qsled all 9 times wa4ukx (
Dec15 20:04 i need to locate them a box in storage somewhere....might be fun to look at wa4ukx (
Dec15 20:03 Got several Qsls direct that had been opened and inspected by US customs...had red white and blue tape on them stating wa4ukx (
Dec15 19:59 got many cards from swl stationsin Europe that didnt have 6m band back wa4ukx (
Dec15 19:56 I used 28.885 back when i worked xband into europe on 6m a good wa4ukx..em84 (
Dec15 17:35 precise details depend on h'min of foF2 - with all the 28.885 net stations could get good idea of how short F2 skip was - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 17:30 rule-of-thumb is 10m F2 under 1000-mi implys MUF 50-MHz for someone from that midpoint - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 17:28 a few cycles back once had 10m F2 from Flagstaff, AZ (c. 850 mi) - same day saw Ch A2 F2 from Latin America - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 17:25 10m gets to be a mess when W1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,0 all in at once on F2 - had as short as IA and UT/WY on Sunday - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 17:18 Tr WQME - 98.7 FM Anderson, IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec15 17:06 with all these internet remote base systems you never really know the true locations...of some wa4ukx em84 (
Dec15 17:03 I dont work many contests any more ....except vhf,...uhf...smirk etc..sounds like you did pretty wa4ukx em84 (
Dec15 16:50 Tr WJAA - Rock Radio 96.3 Seymour, IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec15 16:39 had to use F2 bs to get NM and LA (maybe AZ) - IL by Es,F2,F2 bs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 16:31 I had a tuff time getting SC during 10m test - missed KS, OK, AL, MS, KY - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 16:28 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 16:25 F2 33.42 Sammamish, Wa wa4ukx em 84 (
Dec15 16:21 interesting start this wa4ukx em84 (
Dec15 16:20 F2 WWV 25 mhz also Es on 10 to Texas...also Ms 40.67 and mulitstate tropo... into SC this wa4ukx em84 (
Dec15 15:29 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec15 15:26 just noticed that our 88.3 and 89.1 have "fixed" their PI to show their call vs bogus "KWI" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 15:11 area tropo enhancement has the PRO-2004 stopping on 91.1 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 14:52 Tr 103.1 CFHK Saint Thomas, ON- weak/poor with Can Con CHR music and 'Fresh FM' mentions-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec15 14:50 Tr 101.7 CKNX Wingham, ON- weak/poor with Christmas music and 'The One'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec15 14:00 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 11:27 Tr new log WMOR-FM - 106.1 FM Morehead, KY Rob Cincinnati (
Dec15 11:02 Contrary to aprs maps there is no tropo here now. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 06:09 (
Dec15 05:28 Nearly all logs made 2 nights ago are in now along with super strong tropo to Chattanooga, Birmingham, Columbus (GA), Huntsville, Albany, etc. I'm gonna call it a night and try to catch any tropo around 6 if I remember to get up. Goodnight! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 05:25 Good to hear! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 05:24 Dan - they were fine. The tornadoes that went through the area missed them by 5 miles. Randy EM69wq (
Dec15 05:06 Alright. I live in the city of Kennesaw, 80 miles south on I-75 from Ringgold. I hope they are alright from those tornadoes in 2011. A day after the outbreak I was in 7 hours/50 miles traffic from cleanup. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 05:03 Tr 97.3 WEZZ FM Hoover, AL 131 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 05:03 Dan: thanks. Just trying to get a point of reference. My parents live in Ringgold. 73!! Randy EM69wq (
Dec15 04:57 Randy, I am 19.4 miles straight line from the Westin building where a lot of FM stations broadcast from. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 04:56 Birmingham/Huntsville are in stronger than locals right now and interfering with 100KWs out of downtown. No far out stations, but local enhancement is very very strong. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 04:54 Dan - how far are you from downtown Atlanta? Randy EM69wq (
Dec15 04:43 Tr 102. 5 WDXB Birmingham, AL 136 miles over local religious station -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 04:33 Tr 104.7 WZZK Birmingham, AL COMPLETELY OVERPOWERING LOCAL WFSH 131 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 04:17 Very strong tropo somewhere is overpowering nearly all locals. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 03:37 Tr 96.5 WPCH Macon, GA 273 mi 8 kw "" - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec15 01:21 Es Azteca 7 animation on 2 brief f/ins 0007 & 0011, pres XHTAU Tampico still analog, correlates with WA5IYX. First Es in ages-- Glenn Hauser, Enid (
Dec15 00:35 Not much in Indy. Not even an Ms ping to report. Randy EM69wq (
Dec15 00:33 Weak tropo opening here. Nothing new or strong compared to yesterday -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 00:33 54.310 gone from FT-847 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 00:24 [19:12] I'd get a minimal (refurb) laptop to handle Audacity and dedicate it and keep it offline to avoid any updates while recordinng - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 00:22 For some reason, I can almost always tell when there's an ES opening. I couldn't stop thinking about it while eating dinner. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec15 00:21 Es 5-Hz beat with the two 54.310s in now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 00:20 had the FT-847 squelch at 12-o'clock - no wonder its been acting odd on me :0 - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 00:17 Es TV2 CTV Canada NFL Seattle vs San Francisco Mike-La (
Dec15 00:17 I haven't used my TV-DX steno pad log for so long it's not at hand ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 00:13 Es KOTA-DT-2 SD Rapid City (1040 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 00:08 Es 54.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 00:06 now I can turn the PRO-2004 back on and see if there are any NTSC vids or DTV pilots in on Es - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 00:02 and that was using paper logs/dupe sheet - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 00:02 ended up with 925 Qs in 10m test - haven't broken 1k in that since 1989 and 1991 - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 23:33 more 6m ZL spots than 10m - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 23:20 incredible de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec14 23:16 well the 50-MHz Es sure linking to ZL - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 23:02 Es 93.1 KHMY Pratt, KS 680 miles, local comm for Stafford, KS- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec14 22:57 brief e spikes into fm here, nothing id yet - Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec14 22:51 Nothing noted on FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec14 22:35 So much activity in the SE on the 6m map. Nobody paying attention today? Too much football? > dave in CN94 (
Dec14 19:12 If my laptop wasn't busy streaming my police scanner to I'd have it take over audio duties. It has Windows 8.1 - Dn64 (
Dec14 19:09 I got it back working. Windows XP threw an error saying "the system has recovered from a serious problem". None of what I recorded overnight made it. Recording resumes this morning - Dn64 (
Dec14 18:49 Tr WMVR-FM - Hits 105.5 Sidney, OH Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 18:43 My car radio I have installed is having a blast. Nearly every frequency has a station on it! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 18:41 Tr new log WSEV-FM - Mixx 105.5 Gatlinburg, TN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 18:05 Tropo is over here now. 94.7 was Lake country in Greensboro, GA. 95.9 was WTWX. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 17:45 Tr 95.9 UnID airing live broadcast from a church somewhere. Pointed 190 -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 17:37 Sorry to hear that, DN64! My audacity program I use to record live and when away freezes up around 5 hours of recording and I risk losing data, as well. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 17:37 98.5 native american ping - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec14 17:36 computer crashed overnight recording audio off the radio :( now wireless internet won't work - Dn64 (
Dec14 17:35 Tr UnID 94.7 "Lite/Night/Lake Country 94.7" over usual "Country Giant" -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 17:29 Will be upstairs to see what's what in a few. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 17:13 97.3 is WGEX- Wes (
Dec14 17:10 Tr 97.3 Bainbridge, GA 355 miles "Hit Music Now"- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec14 17:04 Tr 92.9 WZGC Atlanta, GA 190 miles "The Game" over local- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec14 16:57 Tr 99.7 WWWQ Atlanta, GA 190 miles "Q100". I've never heard another station other than our local on this freq!- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec14 16:56 102.5 - WIOG, 103.1 - WGDN, 103.3 - WGLX. Very strange conditions here - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Dec14 16:55 Tr 102.3 with Packers football pregame. No WYBR! - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Dec14 16:54 Tr 104.1 WALR Palmetto, GA 202 miles, Atlanta R & B, new log- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec14 16:52 (15:29) I got them once before with a match to their stream. Kind of a surprise considering V100 in Muskegon is between me and Hastings. You can't just predict tropo - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Dec14 16:30 Tr I have been getting WWKI - 100.5 KI Kokomo, IN for the past 12 hrs and has been listenable the whole time. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 16:29 It's call sign is WTBS-LP. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec14 16:24 87.7 is low power tv audio, apparently- Wes (
Dec14 16:12 87.7 identified as "La Mega Mundial" Atlanta, GA (lpfm?)- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec14 15:29 Christian - your 100.1 could be WBCH Hastings, MI - they have Country Gold With Randy Owen" show Sunday Morns de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec14 15:03 Would be doing more listening if I wasn't in the car with my mom and grandpa. 99.5 WPKR strong, 99.9 country (likely WHFB) and 100.5 WDTX in with ad for local car dealership - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Dec14 15:01 Tr unID 100.1 classic country with Timber by Patty Loveless into Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind by Confederate Railroad. Mentions of Randy FM (or something like that) and also mentioned playing the legends of country - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Dec14 14:48 Tr WVNO Mix106.1FM Mansfield Ohio Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 12:41 Tr The Bullet - WWBL - FM 106.5 - Washington, IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 09:21 Tr WLVQ - QFM 96 96.3 FM Columbus, OH Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 09:18 Tr WLVQ - QFM 96 96.3 FM Columbus, OH Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 08:21 Tr new log WUME-FM - Mix 95 95.3 FM Paoli, IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 08:13 Tr 102.3 WELR Roanoke, AL 218 miles "Eagle 102.3" new log- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Dec14 08:06 Tr new log WFLQ Q-100 100.1 French Lick IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec14 07:13 Hopefully you'll get some the ES that seems to be in your neck of the woods! I'm off to bed so I wish you the best of luck! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 07:07 best hr is some subdecode Houston Us - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 07:03 Tropo seems to be weakening to a strong localized enhancement. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 06:54 Tr 104.5 "Nash FM" WKAK Albany, GA 171 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 06:48 Tr 101.3 "Magic 101.3" WAGH Smiths, AL 112 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 06:45 WOBB 100.3 solid w/RDS -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 06:38 06:28 - Maybe. I was pointed due north right towards the Ohio station but it's possible an Alabama station came in on the side. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 06:37 Tr 96.9 "The Legend" WDJR (Not Mix 96.9 according to FMLIST) Enterprise, AL 222 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 06:35 28-MHz Es bs on K5TR & NR5M no where near as loud as on F2 bs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 06:28 Dan, one of them is likely WMXA Opelika AL > Yakima CN96 (
Dec14 06:26 Tr WKOV Oak Hill, Ohio 366 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 05:58 Now same/other station is playing "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 05:54 Tr 96.7 "Mix 96.7" UnID playing "Grown up Christmas List" Suspect WKOV Oak Hill, Ohio -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 05:46 Tr Chattanooga TVs in now -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 05:24 Gonna let a couple minutes pass and see if any more stations come in. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 05:19 Tr 95.9 "Y-96" WQZY Dublin, GA 148 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 05:16 during low solar flux years I've heard some ops resorting to ms for this 10m contest - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 05:14 now hrg some of the same 50-MHz MN stations on Es that were worked earlier on Sat via F2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 05:05 Nearly all AL relogs are currently in via tropo and many TNs. All stations logged below are still in but none more seem to be coming in now. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 04:51 wee-hour 6m TA Es for east coast - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 04:33 Tr 106.9 WKXD Monterey, TN 152 miles over strong interference from 105.7/106.7/107.1 -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 04:17 Tr 94.3 "Power 94" WJTT Walden, TN 88 miles new -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 04:14 Tr 93.5 "Groove 93" WMPZ Harrison, TN 88 miles relog -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 04:11 Tr 107.9 "Nash Icon" WOGT Walden, TN 88 miles over local 107.9 -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 04:10 FORMAT CHANGE: 107.9 in Chattanooga is now Nash Icon. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 04:08 Tr 107.3 "Live" KQXF Osceola, AR 326 miles ONLY 1.6KW!!! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 04:02 Tr 95.5 WFMH "Big 95" Hackleburg, AL 192 miles over local WSB FM only 4.1 KW new! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 03:49 Tr 98.3 WBFA "The Beat-Jams" Fort Mitchell, AL 115 miles only 6 KW new! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 03:45 Tr 95.5 UnID mixing with local WSB pointing 230. Coverage of basketball(?) game? -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 03:41 [03:10} Thanx Bill. Been at it for 3 days here in UP. Carpo tunnel setting in! Makes up for July! John,L'Anse,MI (
Dec14 03:38 Tr 95.7 "Jamz" WBHJ Midfield, AL 134 miles new over semi-local 95.7 "The Ridge"! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 03:37 Tr 94.7 "The Country Giant" WGSQ Cookeville, TN 157 miles (
Dec14 03:36 Tr 95.9 WTWX Guntersville, AL 99 miles first time receiving in a long time -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 03:31 Strong tropo growing from 190deg to about 315 deg. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 03:22 WVRK "Rock 103" 102.9 is in its strongest I've ever received it. I hope this means a good tropo night! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec14 03:10 Good stuff, John! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec14 03:03 past 2hr:96.5KKCT 101.5KSSS 96.5KBYZ 103.3KUSB all Bismarck,ND 103.5KZZY DevilsLakeND 93.7WDAY Fargo104.7KMJO HopeND107.5KXRV CannonBall,ND others. John,L'Anse,MI (
Dec14 02:01 Ms 96.3 WUSJ Jackson MS 611 mi RDS 5 second burst (prev via Tr) de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec14 01:25 Tr 95.1 WLST Marinette, WI - local ads "Vapin USA" in and out 284 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec14 01:21 Ms 95.1 CHVN-HD Winnipeg, MB RDS ID and Religious Music 847 miles NEW! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec14 01:10 Tr 97.3 WHDG Rhinelander, WI- weak/poor with classic country and webstream match-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec14 00:54 28-MHz F2 bs has other TX stations nearly as loud as the VK/ZLs direct ("Pacific Echo Bowl") - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 00:47 28-MHz Es San Diego - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 00:32 Darn, that's a nice FM Tr log, for December! Keep looking for those MNs and west WIs! > Yakima CN96 (
Dec14 00:29 NASA All Sky Fireball Network detected 91 on Dec. 13 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 00:23 EN71 de N8UUP check Facebook de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec14 00:16 Weak WAPL back in - very weak, Nothing else so far de N8UUP Bill EN2 (
Dec13 23:58 Nicely done, Jordan! Randy EM69wq (
Dec13 23:43 EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec13 23:43 Tr 106.3 KPHR Ortonville, MN- poor/fair with classic rock , Vikings football commercial and 'Power 106.3' mentions! 100kw 638 MILES!! (
Dec13 22:37 Not even pings from my Ms "pests" that make appearances almost daily -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 20:14 One poster in the UK mentioned in part ... gaps between pings of no less than about 15-20 seconds - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec13 20:11 That concerns me too! - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec13 20:06 The Geminids are hiding! -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 18:36 40.67 beeping away - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec13 18:33 Appears to be a Es cloud center of the country at the moment - reaching 6m for now de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec13 18:31 Past 90min:KQIC Willmar,MN 106.3KPHR Watertown 99.5KJKQ Sisseton,SD 104.7KCLD StCloud,MN 101.9KRWK Fargo,ND +more! John,L'Anse,MI Sangean ATS-909X stock (
Dec13 17:37 Tr 93.9 WDOR Sturgeon Bay, WI "93.9 FM and 910 AM" 303 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:59 Tr 89.7 WUEC Eau Claire, WI. NEW STN @ 526 Miles Fundraiser etc // Webfeed Pgm not the same as the other 2 Wisc Stns on 89.7 de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Dec13 16:51 Tr 101.1 WIXX Green Bay, WI RDS 324 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:51 89.7 milwaukee (
Dec13 16:45 Tr 102.7 WRVM Suring, WI. RELOG Christmas Music Relig OM DJ Taking Requests // to Webfeed de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Dec13 16:43 Tr 105.7 WAPL Appleton, WI rock "Home of the GB Packers" 324 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:42 Tr WTHI-FM - Hi 99 99.9 FM Terre Haute, IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 16:37 92,9 WJZQ Cadillac, MI now using RDS bogus "WOQ" -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:35 Tr WBKQ - Blake FM 96.7 FM Alexandria, IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 16:31 Tropo growing in strength to the S and a little to the north with occasional MS pings. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec13 16:28 Tr 102.7 WRVM Suring, WI- poor/fair with Christian Christmas music-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec13 16:27 Tr 100.3 WNCY Neenah, WI ads / weather 335 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:16 Tr 93.1 WIMK Iron Mountain, MI loud "93 Rock" 354 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:16 Tr 89.3 WPNE Green Bay, WI. RELOG with NPR Fund Raiser url and ph # into Classical Music de ROB VA3SW (
Dec13 16:15 Tr 90.9 WHRM Wausau, WI blasting in, looking for $ 414 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:09 Tr 89.3 WPNE Green Bay, WI classical / RDS 324 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 16:04 Only a couple of Detroit stations here. Nothing else over 150 mi. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec13 16:03 Tr 88.1 WHID Green Bay, WISCONSIN RELOG "Fund Raiser with "" Url and "888-2022552 Phone # WHID Green Bay ID on hour de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Dec13 15:46 Getting some mid-ohio and Cleveland mixing in now off the side/back de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec13 15:26 Tr 105.7 WAPL Appleton, WI weak to fair - local ads for Appleton - alone for the moment - 266 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec13 15:17 Not much here either, guys! Too much clutter to do much of anything with. Maybe later this morning when conditions taper I'll get a few good stations-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec13 15:04 Tr into West Virginia,far eastern KY and TN on DTV this morning EM58 S. IL (
Dec13 14:53 Yeah Bill…best I can do here is 88.7 WIAA Interlochen, Michigan which is full scale!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Dec13 14:33 Lots of West Michigan - nothing further this morning, APRS map sure looks good de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec13 13:32 Tr new log W217BI 91.3 Cumminsville/Cincinnati, OH Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 13:22 Tr new log WOUB-FM - 91.3 FM Athens, OH Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 10:10 Tr WTLC-FM - 106.7 FM Indianapolis, IN Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 09:30 Catch the year's strongest meteor shower this weekend. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 09:25 Tr Fox Rocks 93.1 Louisville KY and 93.1 from Indianapolis depending on which was I null my antenna dial out. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 09:20 Tr is so strong right now that Mix 94.5 from Louisville have over taken over the WLW translator. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec13 07:24 1 -1' (
Dec13 07:02 Tr 90.9 WHRM Wausau, WI weak legal ID, no sign of Ms 414 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 04:30 parked Sangean on 91.1 last half hour and hardly a peep of an ms burst yet hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 04:26 Ms 99.9 KAUS Austin MN RDS 1011 mi (prev via Es) Sangean HDT-1x caught on motion sensing web-cam de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec13 04:00 Nice video from NASA....tnx for wa4ukx em84 (
Dec13 04:00 Tr 98.9 WEMP Two Rivers, WI- NEW SIGN ON with light AC and oldies mix and testing announcement-- 198 miles-- NEW! EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec13 02:56 WPAS I received via ES at my record shortest 342 miles. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec13 02:49 NASA's 2014 Geminid vid - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 01:56 Very few pings on FM at present -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 01:55 Tr 93.3 WIZM La Crosse, WI- weak with Jason Derulo and Z-93 mentions-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec13 01:55 Ms 89.1 WPAS Pascagoula, MS preacher / RDS PI 977 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec13 01:47 Tr 106.1 WMIL Milwaukee, WI- weak under local WJXQ with country and 'FM 106' mentions-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec13 01:42 and their antenna patterns illuminate that region unlike the DTVs which are zero or below take-off angles - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 01:41 44.58 mhz BNSF R/R is a good frequency also....hundreds of transmitters...west of wa4ukx (
Dec13 00:09 I do a lot better with Ms on Snotel than the TV -2 pilots... more wa4ukx (
Dec13 00:07 Hi Wes ....40.67 mhz is great for Ms ...Designed for that wa4ukx em84 (
Dec13 00:02 -1' (
Dec12 23:24 and if warm the co-channel tropo wud impede ms efforts on FM - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 23:22 I always referred to this as "freeze you a*** off" shower hr since if clear=cold, warm=cloudy - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec12 23:20 and unlike most of the major annual meteor showers the Geminids are asteroidal (rocky) not cometary - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 23:01 Tr 93.3 WLDB Milwaukee, WI- weak with TOH and call letters-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec12 22:52 I'm also hearing big ms bursts on 40.67 MHz. Never listened before.... Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Dec12 22:48 Dial is STACKED here tonight.. At home base now and will check my radio shortly-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Dec12 22:47 I agree I have made many Ms contacts on 6m via the Geminids over the past 30 wa4ukx...em84 (
Dec12 20:03 The Geminids are an interesting meteor shower. The estimated amount per hour is 120 while the meteors come in at just over 20mps. Randy EM69wq (
Dec12 18:46 up coming shower may be a good wa4ukx em84 (
Dec12 18:44 Ms multiple ms hits past 12 hrs on 40.67 wa4ukx em84 (
Dec12 17:19 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec12 17:06 and some of our local HD FMs don't have subs (KONO 101.1, e.g.) so that's 600-kHz used up to provide only what 200-kHz did for going on 70 years - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 16:59 at least ATSC still only takes up the same 6-MHz channel space that NTSC did, not the additional 400-kHz of spectrum that HD FM does - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 16:50 third morning here of Clear blue skies...cold temps....mid 30s...doesn't seemlike tropo wa4ukx em84 (
Dec12 16:48 Tr into Ga..Fla..Al..SC....all relogs so wa4ukx....em84 SC (
Dec12 16:41 Pat, it does to me as well. There simply is not enough bandwidth to recreate CD quality sound digitally. Add to that the fact that the audio on most HD channels is severely destroyed via an analog-like audio chain (read: aural compression) and you've got a real mess. JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Dec12 16:38 F2 WWV 25 mhz in about 3hrs wa4ukx em84 SC (
Dec12 16:38 now WPXS is 37 miles from me and hardly comes in to Mount Vernon (
Dec12 16:35 Tr continues here with INDY and OH stations lingering here EM58 S. IL (
Dec12 16:34 Eric B. Frank M. Good memories on WCEE/WPXS their old tower is only 3 miles from me EM58 S.IL (
Dec12 16:31 F2 33,42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec12 16:30 to my ears, AM and FM HD audio sounds "tinny" vs analog - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 16:27 first I've heard of that many - like DTV, the more subs the lower bit-rate some will end up with - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 16:26 I have only had the Sony HD about 2 years so sill a newbee on the wa4ukx (
Dec12 16:21 107.3 JAMZ here in upstate SC has 4 many can a station have?...or is there no wa4ukx....em84 (
Dec12 16:08 mni fans bitter abt 93.3's small coverage (I didn't chime in with the 104.5 HD2 "solution") - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec12 16:05 sounds a bit like what 104.5 hr did with their classic rock a few months ago - put it on their HD2 as well as (xltor) 93.3 while main went rap - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec12 15:57 WEBN Could be going bye bye. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec12 15:06 F2 33-MHz n,e, US FDs begin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec12 14:36 Pretty strong Fort Wayne, IN stations at this time, not much of anything else noted de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec12 14:11 98.3 (
Dec12 14:11 local detroit xlator airing what sounds like satellite static this am. Funny hearing static in stereo. jj in en82 / se mi (
Dec12 14:09 Also, new target on the air: 98.9 WEMP Two Rivers, WI has signed on full-time with soft easy listening music. I've heard it weakly over here on the other side of Lake Michigan, but strong co-channel WKLZ (over 100 miles away, but 100kW from the top of a ski hill) doesn't help matters - Christian EN63 mobile (
Dec12 14:08 Tr Cleveland Fms in pretty weak this am jj in en82 / se mi (
Dec12 14:08 Tr cross-lake and west Michigan enhancement on way to work, including the unpredictable event of 104.1 WVGR and 104.3 WKZG both stopping seek at the same time. Also, 101.9 and 107.9 from Wausau were in - Christian EN63 mobile (
Dec12 09:23 Tr UNID spanish on 89.5 Rob Cincinnati (
Dec12 09:02 Tr WHOP-FM - FM 98.7 - Hopkinsville, KY with Christmas Music. Rob, Cincinnati (
Dec12 07:07 Tr Got WKEF RF 51 for the first time ever since 2009 in analog. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec12 07:01 1 -1' (
Dec12 07:01 -1' 1 (
Dec12 06:15 Tr Got WEKF RF 51 for the first time ever since 2009 in analog. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec12 04:11 Really looks nice on the APRS map over the great lakes - not hearing anything earth shattering de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec12 02:56 Had it not been for that, as well as the fact that the antenna was aimed right at Mount Vernon, I'd have probably missed that one. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec12 02:55 Frank, it was a VERY difficult ID; when WTVG's picture would blank between ads, I could faintly make out "Mount Vernon, IL" in the corner, and the white block on their test pattern. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec12 02:11 NO NOT REALLY...I guess WPXS would still be the hardest. SAME CHANNEL!! lol--Frank M. (
Dec12 02:11 Also, your WPXS-21 is the most difficult "regular-power" (four letter call) station in all of IL to receive here, but WYCC-21 Chicago would be far harder if WMEC was all night--Frank M. (
Dec12 02:09 [00:29] That, and WSIU-8, were my MOST-WANTED never logged stations from Toledo OH--Frank M. (
Dec12 00:36 Well, once I saw THAT...forget the movie! The chase was on! I'd logged a few that night -- a couple from STL, one from Mt Vernon, and I forget what else. I'd tried for WHSL-46 but no luck there. (I'd enjoyed logging HSN affiliates; some of them had some interesting stuff during network breaks!) de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec12 00:31 So, I'd disconnected the cable and hooked up the antenna; while turning it from NE to WNW, and while tuning to 31, I'd noted KFVS-12 Cape Girardeau, MO (Seen the ID.) (
Dec12 00:30 I'd accidentally stumbled onto that tropo opening; I was trying to watch a movie on WBSX-31 Ann Arbor (Which was HSN, but airing public domain movies for the holiday) and my cable was giving me an attitude... (
Dec12 00:29 EM58, I've been to Mount Vernon. Nice city. I also logged WCEE-13 from there (Into Carleton, MI) during the early morning hours of Christmas, 1994 -- saw the ghost of their test pattern under local WTVG. Small world! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec12 00:16 Best distance so far WEAU 38/13 at 442 miles EM58 S. IL (
Dec12 00:15 Chicago stn , even LP's and many stns in WS been in here all afternoon EM58 S. IL (
Dec12 00:14 I've a tape of them from Jun 1970 giving an "N8" propcast in Morse tone - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 00:13 Jul 1978 (hf) WWV Geoalert - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 00:13 Frank M I'm near Mount Vernon IL EM58 Re: 23:41 (
Dec12 00:05 in 1972 one could hear the few milliwatts of the 2nd harmonic of WWV-25 via Es hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec11 23:46 Didn't know about 35 mhz WWV....interesting.....wish they could do some tests near 6 wa4ukx em84... (
Dec11 23:41 EM58 southern IL, where are you near? Nobody else wiothin hundreds of miles reports here anymore.--Frank M. EN40 [Macomb] (
Dec11 23:26 a classmate of mine (now KK5HP) in 1963 had a 348 that tuned NDBs - i.f. near our local 930 kHz 5kw KITE cud be a problem - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 23:19 that boatanchor BC-348 only went to 18-MHz - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 23:17 lab was 6-10pm Mondays - WWV was for getting propcast updates - put ant on A-2586 to listen to 10m AMers (like K2UTC) f/out - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 23:09 one night there on that BC-348 (10-MHz ?) heard the Soviet RID station ident for my first (and only) time - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 23:07 in fall 1970 at UT Physics lab hooked a BC-348 (long wire ant) to Tektronix scope and took a Polaroid of a trigged sweep of WWV "tick" - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 22:56 and, once upon a time, even 35-MHz - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 22:53 glad that they reactivated WWV-25 - once saw an old list that had a WWV-30 (Maryland) on it - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 22:24 WWV 25 mhz F2 been in here all day 8 hrs. plus...still wa4ukx..em84 SC (
Dec11 21:39 in my SWL days I always got the impression that 10-m went thru some sort of Dec F2 "slump" - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 21:36 PRO-163 scanner on 30-33 MHz this afternoon the quietest it's been in weeks - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec11 21:22 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec11 20:45 DN64: In what direction?- KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec11 19:54 Tr WFRV 39/5 Green Bay WI. 409 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec11 19:49 Getting weird interference on TV2. Almost looks like rolling picture with a lot of cochannel - DN64 (
Dec11 18:48 Tr also svrl Chicago DTV's Em58 S.IL (
Dec11 18:43 Tr WITI 33/6 Milwaukee WI 325 mi EM58 S.IL (
Dec11 15:37 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - late start today - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec11 14:29 brief details of that - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 14:28 Tr many Atlanta stns into EM58 S IL (
Dec11 14:27 Some regional tropo to the west this morning, but nothing more than 120 miles as of now de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec11 14:20 was in Hayward when the Dec 1955 "Pineapple Express" gave Yuba City & Marysville flooding - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 13:58 975 hPa wx low of west coast (
Dec11 13:46 been watching KPIX streaming this morn to see how my old (1950s) QTHs might be doing with storm there - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 11:57 Tr mild multi state tropo FM band into SC, Ga., wa4ukx em84 SC (
Dec11 01:33 Tr WPCH 20/17 Atlanta 410 mi. EM58 S.IL (
Dec10 16:45 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 16:41 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec10 15:08 but, just getting that page of VLC snaps prepared took almost a week to do - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 15:04 tnx - there's so much more that I'd like to put on it (like more FM-DX audio clips from the 1970s) - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 14:39 I have spent alot of time on your website recently...Excellent Information...Thanks for making it available,,,,,,,de wa4ukx....em84 (
Dec10 14:23 I've the paper charts/raw data to make many monthly matrices like that - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 14:14 things sometimes got an earlier start in Cyc 21 - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 14:10 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 13:58 F2 WWV 25 mhz.....just like clock phun intended...also OTHR radar southern border....25-28 wa4ukx em84 (
Dec10 07:25 also, by then they were down to 50-kw ERP figuring to quit NTSC Feb 17, 2009 - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 07:21 that's one reason there was early talk of putting a Ch 8 xltor for them in town - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 07:20 even with my V-100 at them KBEJ/KCWX-2 was no that strong - subject to all sorts of RFI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 07:18 KCWX (doing EAS test) in that image ant bmd n.e. during an Es event starting with a floater under them - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 06:57 18:44--Very interesting and fun, but why is your KCWX-2 so faint, so nearby? Not much stronger than your 1,150 mile WPLG-10 Frank M. EN40 (
Dec09 22:04 now if I can find where they might now archive all eight WWVs for a given day in a single txt file ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 21:56 with this greeting on the old links that I've been using - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 21:53 as amply forewarned, NOAA has made massive changes in the URLs for its space wx data today - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 20:50 F2 33.42 WA Samammsih (NOAA/NWS wx loop) been in since at least 1820z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec09 20:23 39MHz EST w/ a few PL tones to help pin down - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec09 18:52 for some reason a few of the linked-to YouTube displays seem to have "degraded" (most-notably XEFB-2) over time - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 18:47 some of the NTSC VLC snaps look almost as good as the ATSC ones, also note the wee-hour KUSD Es & a few trans-Gulf tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec09 18:44 OK, this massive page took a few days to compile & handcode the html for - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 14:57 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec09 06:22 recall some bcb DXer called in from Colorado and got short shrift - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 06:21 Sherman Skolnick may've had (or featured in) a talk show on WLS in late 1969 - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 03:51 Yeah, I remember when WLS and CKLW had music back in the 70s and early all talk radio there. Jack, Austin TX (
Dec09 03:50 And it's only using a basic plastic "loop" AM antenna that came with another stereo system, so that Sony is definitely a wonder radio...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec09 03:49 And with several closer stations on 800 including XEROK out of Juarez, that ain't easy...before now, only picked it up about 3 times since 1977...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec09 03:48 Have been able to listen to CKLW-800 out of Windsor almost every night for the past several weeks, including the Grey Cup final last Sunday...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec09 03:47 Am discovering that my Sony XDR-S3 is almost as sensitive on AM as it is on FM...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec09 03:31 Es 10 meters 8s 9s 0s great lakes area from SC also TV-2 pilot wa4ukx em 84 (
Dec09 02:30 when in Colorado in 1971 kept check on SA nx with WOAI-1200 (they still played some music then) as KOA 850 tuff on any KONO 860 - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 02:27 now I feel lucky if I can get KRLD 1080 Dallas ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 02:25 at nite I used to listen to WLS, WHB, WTIX et al when I got tired of what KTSA/KONO had on them - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 02:13 Yep - back then NY and WA were common all evening long in Texas. Now it's almost impossible to receive both. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec09 01:28 a few single thermostatically-controlled bulbs on our 1958 tree were short-lived given what they did to our TV (ant almost above tree) ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 01:25 tho I did get introduced to RFI from area flashing Xmas lights that year ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 01:23 I wish the mw band hr was as quiet as it was when I got my SX-110 for Xmas 1962 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec09 00:58 had a mystery 1290 just before 1700 E - religion and a few hundred Hz off-frequency N8NU in MI (
Dec08 23:59 prop Es linking EL29 to the 50-MHz ZL(s) - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 23:25 cud even sometimes manage some parallax triangulation with 5-el on other gear w/o leaving this property - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 23:21 it also had a jack that I connect a foldup 3-el 50-MHz Yagi to if I wanted to RDF there - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 23:19 I had a 27-MHz rubber ducky on it since c. 1990 (OEM telescoping whip long gone) - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 23:14 I need something handheld for 30-50 MHz AM for RFI sniffing - my 1970 Allied A-2586 has developed some "issues" - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 22:56 I bought a RS pro 2006 at goodwill the other day for $5 works wa4ukx (
Dec08 22:55 since everything is going digital you can find them at yard sales and flea markets for next to wa4ukx (
Dec08 22:54 I have a least 35 receivers in the shack that cover 25 to 1300 wa4ukx em84 (
Dec08 22:35 I would like to know more about them though...I use them to test antennas....receivers wa4ukx em84 (
Dec08 22:33 they make a good early Es F2 warning i get them when nothing else in that range is coming wa4ukx (
Dec08 21:41 the VHFSKIP 29-50MHz+ Group posters spot a lot of those OTHRs - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 21:20 F2 OTHR Radar 25 mhz thru 27.900 mhz good place for it...E W S coast transmitters...copied on Es past few wa4ukx em84 (
Dec08 16:43 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec08 15:36 Es CH-2 55.250 and 55.260 S6 Lots of QSB ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Dec08 15:13 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec08 12:06 Tr KKYK-CD 16 Little Rock AR. 320 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 11:46 Tr KIAH 38/39 Houston TX 718 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 11:36 Tr KETS 7 Little Rock AR. 331 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 11:30 Subchannel 69.3 used to be the ME-TV network, which went to KJWP 2 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec08 11:23 WFMZ 69 (RF 46) subchannel 69.3 is airing the Heroes & Icons (H&I) network, PSIP short name WFMZ-HI - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec08 06:26 06:21 KLRA-CD CH 20 (
Dec08 06:21 Tr KLRA-CD Little Rock 320 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 06:12 Tr KPXJ 21 Minden LA 487 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 05:19 OTOH, hr not even Houston at subdecode levels - only enhancement on UHF seems to be to Austin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec08 05:14 I wouldn't have guessed all this tropo from only the blue/green/purple on Hepburn's maps - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 04:04 Here's a tip: use the cell phone app Shazam if possible to help you identify song names while they're playing. Shazam works well despite heavy static and works in seconds. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec08 03:58 Tr KCEB 51/54 Longview TX. 545 mi EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 03:35 just an Antennacraft 1850 all in one at 43 feet here right now EM58 (
Dec08 03:31 EM58, what antenna are you useing to DX with and how high in feet is it up in the air? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec08 03:23 03:23 EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 03:23 tnx amfmtvdtvbrla this tropo actually produced a couple of new ones for me this morning , been fun (
Dec08 03:22 every time there is a opening to the far north and northeast it is always an elevated Tropo duct that I cannot tap into - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec08 03:20 no doubt this deep south Tropo you are receiving is elevated so I may not be able to tap into this elevated duct to receive to the north near your location. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec08 03:15 hello EM58, i see the deep south Tropo you had last night is returning. congrats on receiving my local WGMB -DT45/44 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec08 03:15 Tr KTAL 15/6 Texarkana TX 477 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 03:03 Tr KTBS 28/3 Shreveport LA. 487 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec08 02:59 not at the moment, but will check again before calling it an early night...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec08 02:29 hi Jack, are you receiving anything on UHF from Houston right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec08 02:26 KZLE comes in on my tuner in the truck quite often...not bad for being so far. Yes, it's a good rock station! Wes (
Dec08 02:24 Receiving 2 hi-VHF Houston TVs with decoding only, no picture at the moment, KUHT-DT-8 and rarer KHOU-DT-11...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec08 02:15 I got KZLE a while ago but I liked the station so much and the tropo was strong and stable that I recorded about 4 hours of it. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec08 01:32 Tr 93.1 KZLE Batesville, AR 311 miles, full 3 bars on Sony tuner- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Dec08 01:00 It was 99.5 "Nash Icon" WZRR Birmingham, AL -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec08 00:59 UnID 99.5 playing I Love you by Martha McBride -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec08 00:45 KURB - one of over 500 stations with X-Mas music in the US right now > Yakima CN96 (
Dec08 00:42 WKOZ FM was 98.3 -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec08 00:41 This page seems to be going down every once in a while. Anybody else? -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec08 00:40 Tr 98.3 "The Groove" Carthage, MS 284 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 23:27 Tr re-log 98.1 KYKY St. Louis, MO "Y-98" 36K-C1 236.8mi Randy EM69wq (
Dec07 23:10 Tropo once again fading in the slightest bit -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 23:08 Tr re-log 98.5 KTJJ Farmington, MO 100K-C 273.8mi Randy EM69wq (
Dec07 23:05 Tr re-log 102.5 KEZK St. Louis, MO 100K-C0 236.8mi Randy EM69wq (
Dec07 23:04 Tr re-log 93.7 KSD St. Louis, MO 74K-C1 236.4mi Randy EM69wq (
Dec07 22:59 Tr re-log 99.1 KLJY Clayton, MO "99.1 Joy-FM" 100K-C0 236.8mi Randy EM69wq (
Dec07 22:56 Still no stations in really besides short distance LPFMS in a little bit better -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 22:50 Tr 98.5 KURB Little Rock, AR 345 mi - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 22:46 Tr 99.9 KTCS Fort Smith, AR 460 mi still in, been solid but weak for hours - K4NBF EM6 (
Dec07 22:46 Tr 101.7 KIYS Walnut Ridge, AR 230 miles 10kw like a local with scrolling RDS - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 22:45 the Berlin-Meldrum circuit had high-db losses - suspect maybe tropo contamination of data - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 22:43 Tr 95.7 KSSN Little Rock, AR 356 mi "Kissin 96" - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 22:43 map of the EBU xmtrs/rcvrs in Es study - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 22:23 Tr 103.7 KABZ Little Rock AR 367 miles, sports- Wes em66 TN (
Dec07 22:23 TR 103.7 (
Dec07 22:10 since some Band I Euro TV audios then were still AM (UK, France) they monitored those as well - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 22:07 Tr 95.3 KOKX Keokuk, IA 416 miles- Wes ke4twi em66, Middle TN (
Dec07 22:06 Alright, thanks! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 22:06 Dan, yes the paths seem to be shifting toward the NW, signals solid but not full quieting. 1-2 "bars" on the Sony - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 22:02 in some cases that EBU data had field strengths ABOVE simple inverse-square loss so Es focusing indeed - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 21:57 K4NBF, is the signal strong? -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 21:56 BBC RD 1975-17 is the EBU report - Carcassonne vid on 54.43 MHz was one sig monitored - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 21:53 Tr 95.7 KWWR Mexico, MO 369 mi "Country 96" - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 21:53 never realized that a French 819-line frame would fit neatly twice on a 405-line set - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 21:49 What the 819 line testcard looked like on a 405 TV,,,Many happy memories of that and it drew me into TVDX (
Dec07 21:44 suspect not many... Caen Ch F2 was a tropo pest on the English South Coast,I remember the Corsican tx on Ch F4 coming in via Es (
Dec07 21:39 that EBU Es study of the 1960s-70s (some data of which I analyzed while at Boulder in 1971) used Band I French vid carriers - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 21:36 I wonder how many good Es audio/vid of the French 14-MHz wide 819 line Ch 1 40-54 MHz (vid 52.4 MHz) there were ? - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 21:35 Tr 92.7 KLOZ Eldon, MO 360 mi - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 21:34 It disappeared quickly afterwards to ~150 mile strong enhancement to the west this time. Hopefully we'll get some tropo now that I'm ready for it this evening. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 21:34 Unusually slow flutter on S American A2 evening TEP now.. Hugh in IM67 (
Dec07 21:27 If I wasn't streaming my scanner for folks on Broadcastify, I would fool around with F2 more often. - DN64mt (
Dec07 21:21 Saw a picture of 405 Ch B1 sporadic E,received in Finland and it looked very sharp/"overtuned" like not enough carrier received... Hugh in IM67 (
Dec07 21:20 NEW STATION ALERT: There is a new 102.9 FM in Atlanta, Georgia, called "Boom 102.9" and it seems to have gone on air two weeks ago while I was in New York. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 21:19 Must have been interesting with the old 405 TV system as main video sideband was below the carrier,lot of video informations would have been around before the carrier came in (
Dec07 21:13 Tr UnIDs starting to flood in. WCYQ "Q 100.3" in Knoxville was in strong all day today. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 21:09 Tr 99.9 KTCS Fort Smith, AR 460 mi "99.9 Country Lovin' KTCS" - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 21:06 Tr 104.3 KBCN Marshall, AR 340 mi - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 20:17 Tr elevated <300 miles to S IL and St Louis area midday - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec07 19:24 and the few brief events that I have seen there's usually not enuf time to check out/compare all that I should in the mad scramble - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 19:20 in a single good afternoon Hugh has often seen more time with Ch A2 F2-type prop than I've in my 50+ years at it here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec07 18:22 Even the efternoon type TEP isn't nearly as sharp...Fairly often video and audio can be around on Ch A2 and even a weak A3 carrier...50 MHz ham signals may/may not be around at the same time..Hugh in IM67 (
Dec07 18:06 31-MHz (NYC ?) transit with chatter re an unruly bus rider "escaping" - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 18:04 TEP (fluttery nite-time "classic" variety) tends not to show as sharp an MUF as F2 proper - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 18:01 any Ch A2 F2-related prop here this Cycle has been miniscule (even Cyc 20 had that Mar 8, 1970 magstorm) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec07 17:58 US hi-power NTSC was long gone by the time I had SDR# set up to see 2-MHz of spectrum - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 17:22 Never really see the strong lower sideband signal effect with TEP...Sidebands spread outwards from the carrier..Hugh in IM67 (
Dec07 17:09 WA5IYX, 93.9 WQMT is definitely a country station. I had a legal ID yesterday come in well. They're also in alright right now. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 17:06 WIRE-CD was a good catch! I live 20 miles from Atlanta and don't even get that station! -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 17:02 Tr Chattanooga TVs, FMs, some Knoxville FMs in very strong w/ RDS still searching -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 16:57 like maybe the high-order video products coming in w/o the lower ones or even the carrier itself - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 16:56 Is there still some troop going on? I just got home of course after the good troop ended :( -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 16:54 when your dealing with a 6-7 MHz wide TV signal that can result in some very strange video outcomes - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 16:50 1965 Ken Davies Monograph 80 on Ionospheric prop showed a hf ZD8-UK path where wide take-off angles all ended in a tiny footprint - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 16:48 K6FV sez F2 MUF can be as sharp as 100-kHz - and there are focusing effects to be considered - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 16:24 Effect I saEffect I saw earlier on ch R1 was very strong lower video sideband and weak carrier suddenly changing as muf got higherrt (
Dec07 16:19 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec07 16:10 CH A2 to S.Am around now weakly best for a while. Hugh IM67 (
Dec07 16:05 14:15 Thanks Bill..also was weak trace 48.26033,most likely from Thailand nothing much on CH E2 left..Hugh in IM67 (
Dec07 15:54 Tr WJHL 11 Johnson City TN. 398 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec07 15:53 Tr WJHL 11 Johnson City (
Dec07 15:26 Tr WAGA 27/5 Atlanta GA. 411 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec07 15:15 Tr WGCL 19/46 Atlanta GA. 410 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec07 15:09 Tr WUPA 43/69 Atlanta GA. 410 mi. EM58 S. IL (
Dec07 14:56 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec07 14:38 Tr WLBT 30/3 Jackson MS. 438 mi. EM58 S.IL (
Dec07 14:27 Tr KGLA 42 Hammond LA. 588 mi. into EM58 S. IL (
Dec07 14:20 Tr WTJP 26/60 Gadsden AL 349 mi. into EM58 S IL (
Dec07 14:15 Good Stuff, Hugh! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec07 14:01 and then I cud only tune 49.75 on Swan 250 (by adjusting VFO trimmer cap) - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 13:59 hr I've not noted any strong R1 since Cycle 21 - must have been G1 magstorm helping this - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 13:46 Tr WHSG 44/63 Monroe GA. 410 mi. into EM58 S. IL (
Dec07 13:04 First time in Solar Cycle 24 MUF got high enough for R1 video in S Portugal today...Video a mess... Hugh IM67 (
Dec07 12:34 Tr WGMB 45/44 Baton Rouge LA. 576 mi. into S. Illinois (
Dec07 12:25 Tr KALB 35/5 Alexandria LA 550 mi. into S. Illinoi (
Dec07 11:32 Tr WPCH 20/17 Atlanta Ga 410 mi into S. Illinois (
Dec07 11:25 Tr WIRE-CD 40 Atlanta GA 413 mi. into S. Illinois (
Dec07 10:35 Tr WUVG 48/34 Athens GA 410 mi into S. Illinois (
Dec07 10:29 Tr WSB 39/2 Atlanta GA 412 mi. into S. Illinois (
Dec07 10:28 Tr WYES 11/12 New Orleans 589mi into S. Illinois (
Dec07 10:23 Tr WYES 11/12 New Orleans 589mi into S. Illinois (
Dec07 10:21 tr WYES 11/12 New Orleans 589mi into S. Illinois (
Dec07 07:59 Ms UNID on 89.5 with a song that had "we the people" in it. Rob Cincinnati (
Dec07 05:48 K6STI is familiar with a multitude of AM/FM tuners and his wide experience wud likely be useful - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 05:46 if it uses common af stages for AM/FM not likely there (tho a failing component could make RFI that only the AM section would notice) - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 05:42 it sounds a bit like rapid ESD (electrostatic discharge), but it cud be getting introduced in any stage from the front end to the detector - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 05:39 if u can't hear that static on another radio with the same ant then something's amiss with the Denon - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 05:20 1:00 - I'll try with some grounding wire tomorrow. The issue is that the AM radio has a ton of noise on it ( I have an indoor car radio wired to a battery and that worked fine after discovering that wasn't grounded. Maybe if you look at the audio I show on the website it might be due to something else? -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec07 04:48 after 42+ years of having one here I can't manage that ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 04:46 I saw one of the Mountain Bell office gals in Boulder in 1971 use a touch-tone with multiple fingers - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 04:38 and that was with callers using rotary dial phones for the seven digits of the # - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec07 04:36 even way before cellphones some of the radio contest call ins here used to overload the exchange of the station - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 02:56 they have asked they not to do caller 10 or caller 99 because it wipes out the 911 system for about 15 wa4ukx em84 (
Dec07 02:54 re 2:32 we have enough people here in upstate SC listening to FM that when they have contests it shuts down the cell phone network de wa4ukx (
Dec07 02:35 I remember thinking how cool it was seeing test patterns from other cities, and watching the SSB videos when the stations would sign on or sign off. I think I was the only one in my school who knew the Emergency Broadcast System test script by heart! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec07 02:33 I started DXing when I was eight; I found it interesting I could see stations on channels not offered here, and sometimes after the locals signed off at night, I could see something else. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec07 02:32 Even people around my age aren't listening to FM much anymore; maybe one or two at work. The rest use Sirius, IPods, etc. I'll be forty in a few months. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec07 02:21 [13:54] I'm only 22 years old and I've been interested in radio for years now, ever since my older sister and her friends were listening to then-Wild 99.7 from Green Bay. In fact, one of their DJs made the trip over to this side of Lake Michigan to play prom for my sister's class - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Dec07 01:00 it could be grounded thru the outer shield of the coax or via a dedicated wire to the chassis - the manual shud indicate how - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 22:28 Does anybody here have any advice on how I could ground my Denon TU-1500RD? I just discovered it wasn't grounded. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec06 20:51 if most of these masses of new LPFMs had to live or die by ratings they wouldn't exist - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 20:38 Oops N8NU (
Dec06 20:38 [03:58] I've read that oldies stations actually show up in the radio ratings for white female 12-19 (
Dec06 17:46 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 17:27 almost looks like a squalo antenna on the rear bumper - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 15:45 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - late and spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 15:35 that resulted in a disgruntled/drunk viewer tossing a set into the far-below pool - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 15:34 for that 1971 UT-OU game at least one hotel in town hr was renting rooms for fans to watch it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 15:27 used that antenna (still have it) later (w/o any luck) to try for some Ch 7 meteor scatter - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 15:25 also in 1971 our KSAT-12 didn't air UT-OU football game so got a 10-el Ch 7 Yagi for (not so good in daytime) KTBC coverage of it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 15:22 I know the 1971 Indy 500 was delay-aired same evening as that's when the pace car had an accident on exiting the track - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 15:17 recall some classmate with a transistor radio at school in 1962 listening to the Indy 500 - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 13:54 I'm 28, and most people my age or younger whom I know listen to FM radio in the car. Pandora and XM are somewhat popular but still novelties. There's a reason freqs in top markets still command $10m's of $$$ (
Dec06 13:46 So we couldn't see it on TV in Austin but were able to pick up WOAI-4 from SA which was outside the blackout area and able to show the Final Four. Jack, Austin TX (
Dec06 13:45 Had a similar situation in 1971...the NCAA Final Four was in Houston and back then a 175-mile blackout rule was in effect...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec06 13:44 ABC would then show it the next Satuday during Wide World of Sports...more like film-delayed since they weren't using video tape before 1971...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec06 13:43 re (15.22)...those were the days when the 500 was shown live via closed-circuit in US theaters, hence the need for a 6-day delay...Jack, Austin TX (
Dec06 13:42 Not even able to pick up KCEN-DT-9 while KLRN is off? Jack, Austin TX (
Dec06 13:39 in past OTA outages wud have a note about it - nil there yet - and it's occurred during a pledge "week" agn - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 07:35 our KLRN-DT-9 off air but no tropo to take any possible advantage of it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 05:24 Yakima, believe it or not, I'm half Jon's age and I listen to FM radio virtually whenever I'm at home. I listen to AC along with rock and country equally. Ever since I got a radio 5 years ago now, I've been fascinated by stations coming in from far away. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec06 05:23 Yakima, believe it or not, I'm half Jon's age and I listen to FM radio virtually whenever I'm at home. I listen to AC along with rock and country equally. Ever since I got a radio 5 years ago now, I've been fascinated by stations coming in from far away. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec06 03:58 There are teenagers who *LISTEN* to FM radio - but it's always either the top 40/rap station or country station, not AC or Classic Hits. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec06 03:57 The Denon TU-1500RD that I own, I paid a little bit more for, but I'm hanging onto it now for sentimental reasons...I purchased it from the late Jeff Kadet -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Dec06 02:09 Denon Tu-1500RD on eBay for a total of $123 if any of you are interested. It looks like it's in good shape. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec06 00:57 AM quickly became only the place to go look for news/weather/sports - my music r-to-r taping soon had shifted to FM - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 00:51 on AM there were still mainly just two Top 40 - KTSA 550 and KONO 860 - battling it out - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 00:49 but returning from Austin in fall 1969 SA had ten FM stations - heavy metal & acid rock formats etc - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 00:47 97.3 and 99.5 played EL (movie soundtrack albums, etc) - 96.1 came on in May 1964 with classical - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 00:46 I was 15 when that 1949 set's FM section was fixed - and for DXing as only 92.9 hr was // Top 40 860 AM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec06 00:30 Satellite radio is still popular with the < 40 crowd here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec06 00:28 It's most people under 40 now. I'm 32, and don't know anyone my age that actively listens to FM radio anymore. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec06 00:23 Nowadays most teenagers wouldn't even bother with even FM DX. They get their music off their phones, or Pandora, or an iPod. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec05 17:54 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop, freezing rain wrng) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec05 16:28 and this cleaner one - I'll delete those other jpegs - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 16:27 I should have looked better for this compact scan - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 16:17 unfortunately, it's spread across two jpegs - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 16:16 here's a better scan of the article in a Feb '64 issue of the HS newspaper - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:52 I never knew that they'd deliberately gotten that KTRE call there - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:49 probably, we had 30-min split lunch (cafeteria too small for 3000 at once) - she'd already had hers (or would) - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:45 Even if you did miss out on lunch, it would have been worth it - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec05 15:36 I darn near missed getting any lunch the Dec 1963 day that she "interviewed" me - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:34 she was in the homeroom/advisory of the Radio Club pres, K5ZSJ, who might have proofed the copy - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:33 mentioned in this if u can read thru the poor scan of a piece written by a journalism student at my HS - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:26 in Jun 1962 saw some of the JFK motorcade in Mexico City live via Es - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:22 in 1967/68 in Austin saw some of the Indy 500 live on Es from Mexico - US tape-delayed it back then - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:20 KTRE-9 used to have an ID logo with a tree - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:19 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec05 14:43 BTW - Tower going up Saturday. 6 Hams in the Prescott area are helping me. de dwi (
Dec05 14:41 The TV antenna I have today (Radio Shack) was purchased to watch the 1976 Indianapolis 500 from the central Gulf coast. de ka5dwi (
Dec05 14:39 I remember KTRE - Ch 9. I had to point the antenna towards them to watch car races that the local Houston station would not carry. de Art ka5dwi dm34un (
Dec05 11:37 It was W249CK, a translator for 97.1 WSRV HD 2 (The other side of "The River") at 40 miles 250 watts -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec05 11:32 Tr UnID 97.7 over local WGPB playing "Ghost" by Jeremy Messermith pointing 85 +-45 degrees. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec05 11:26 Distant 99.1 WDEN is playing country mix with a slight bit of seasonal music this year instead of all country last year. Locals that usually change have done so while I was in FN30HT. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec05 11:22 Not much tropo this morning that at leave I've noticed. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec05 04:36 Tr Multi State tropo.....SC, Ga, NC, Fla......more relogs FM and wa4ukx em84 SC (
Dec05 02:54 speaking of RFI, my 2002 FT-847 switcher PS has a birdie on 760 kHz - which is our lcl (KTKR) carrying the Dallas-Chicago game now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec05 02:51 some (mni) of my carbons might be too faint to scan or use OCR on - 1st class US postage 5 cents (8 cents Air Mail) by early 1963 - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 02:44 I think by 1963 I'd quit using Big Chief Tablet sheets to type my reports on :) - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 02:41 a lot more "complex" than this 1960 item (only started carbons in c. May 1962) - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 02:39 as well as a summary of how mni stations/states and list other stations logged from that state - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 02:37 was aged 16 then - my reports, besides pgm data, used to list the tube complement of that 1957 RCA TV and ask for details re their xmtr/ant system - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 02:35 I've got carbons of my outgoing 1963 mail - not at my fingertips like e-mail can be - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 02:17 It turned into a wide band transmitter wa4ukx em84 (
Dec05 02:07 Just spent most of the day looking for QRM......found it ..a CFL bulb been in place a least a year .... de wa4ukx...em84 SC (
Dec05 01:46 HI Pat did you reply to the WFLA-8 qsl.....If you did i bet he was wa4ukx em84 (
Dec04 19:40 added links to scanned QSLs/veries - 1963 WFLA-8 reply interesting - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec04 18:19 I'd only d/l the software Tuesday (to play mpegs on this Win 8.1) and found snapshot option last nite (had changed naming to seq #s) - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 18:16 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec04 18:16 mni tnx - this 05-05-2011 0839 CST Es WUVF-CA FL, Naples (1050 mi) went from 409k to 60k - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec04 15:58 re: 13:54 Pat, In VLC tools goto Preferences, Click Video button (video Settings), Change Video Snapshots Format to .jpg . Should see a huge difference in file size from .png . - de N5NIQ EM18 (
Dec04 15:38 strong 55.24 but seems to be tropo (scant QSB) - lots of fog this morning - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec04 15:30 and it was only on a later 1987 replay of the VHS tape of KNOP that I saw the ghostly CKND fade up under North Platte - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 15:27 It took a comment posted on my YouTube clip of that before I even noticed it ! - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 14:16 and 04-28-1987 1159 CST Es of KGAN (right side) under WDTN 2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec04 14:03 OK, page refreshed here before I got link - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 14:02 Aug 10, 1987 - 1101 CST Es with CKND (above last 4 digits of phone #) under KNOP-2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec04 13:55 trouble is the resulting pngs range from 300-900k each (depending on snow level, etc) - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 13:54 I've been using VLC software to get some frame grabs from the TV-DX mpegs (from VHS tapes) - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 13:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs begin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec04 13:20 typhoon rerun ? - this was the area of the Oct 1944 US invasion - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 12:32 Tr opening sounds good but I can't work it this morning. Hopefully it'll be here still 4PM today -- Dan EM73/74 mobile (
Dec04 12:03 I don't think that Robert Ballard wud be inclined to search for them - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 04:40 my guess is all the radio gear plus the C-47 are on the ocean wa4ukx (
Dec04 04:34 Tr multi state tropo....SC, Ga, NC Fla...most are wa4ukx em84 SC (
Dec04 04:06 Wonder if all that radio gear was abandoned on T3 and now resting on the floor of the northern Atlantic Ocean - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec04 02:54 I was given a bunch of early 1960s' QSTs in Aug 1965 and the VHF Columns had several 6m prop reports of that beacon (mostly au Es) - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 02:30 looks like a ham in MD nows holds the call KF3AA.....i was impressed with the six meter beacon....on Ice wa4ukx (
Dec04 02:30 in subsequent Cycles my closest 6m F2 paths to where it had been were OX, VE8, VY0 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec04 02:26 not getting QST as an SWL, I only learned of the early 1960s ham activity from it later on - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 00:13 Re Ice Island..I vacation on Fripp Island SC ....about the same size Island..but alot wa4ukx em84 (
Dec03 18:44 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec03 18:43 more on that "Ice Island" - de WA5IYX's_Ice_Island (
Dec03 18:26 need something like this up there agn - de WA5IYX (
Dec03 18:21 the hi-lat midpoint for that path wud give me (maybe) a footprint near 70N - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec03 18:17 2014-12-03 17:31 VE7DAY (CO70IA) 50.099 W1JJ (FN41) 4219 km F2 CO70<>FN41 519 HEARD - de WA5IYX (
Dec03 17:14 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec03 14:41 f2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec03 05:10 kadet (
Dec03 03:15 BTW, in those old DXing Horizon issues he went by Bill or WGH (William Glenn Hauser) - de WA5IYX (
Dec03 03:14 using marker pen on screen reminds me of what Glenn Hauser had - a lower case script Greek gamma (G=Glenn) as a logo in a corner of his - de WA5IYX (
Dec03 03:11 nesting fold-over tower (if u can afford and permitted at QTH) neat to service and get ants out of windstorms - de WA5IYX (
Dec03 02:18 Some of you might have seen his 2009 TV documentary: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec03 02:16 Rijn Muntjewerff from the Netherlands passed away on Nov. 27 at age 81 (cont) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec03 01:59 Testing from moved internet connection, had some speed issues, fixed due to my own stupidity - DN64MT (
Dec03 01:05 01:02- Swapping with an Azteca 7 Mike-La (
Dec03 01:02 Es XEWO-2 Guadalajara-Masvision logo (957 mi) Mike-La (
Dec03 00:07 Nice catches, Fred de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec02 23:40 Es 55.250 S5 Just started here. Ed N5JEH dm65rd (
Dec02 23:38 Es TV2 SE probably Cuba Mike-La (
Dec02 22:49 The Mar 2011 Sangean LCD also dimming (tho there's a menu to fiddle with that) - de WA5IYX (
Dec02 22:47 my Jun 2008 Sony LCD is very dim - ayone with any easy "fixes" for that - on the Conrad I put in a "white" LED with dropping resistor - de WA5IYX (
Dec02 22:38 Es XHRYS-90.1 Reynosa TA RDS PI 9001 'WWMJ' (RX: SDRPlay -RDS Console v2.3b!) de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec02 22:23 Es into FM - XHCAO-89.1 w/SS music (La Lupe) . ch 2-XEFB Monterrey w/Teleactiva UR de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec02 22:18 my first, and only to date DTV via Es. Will this be the year? - Dn64MT (
Dec02 22:17 BTW, the FM-6 was the antenna I had in SLC that almost got me a decode of KOTA which would've been (cont) (
Dec02 22:15 Es UNID 2- wsw likey Mexico along with 6m beacon between San Antonio & Austin TX de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec02 21:39 I also got KPRF 98.7 Amarillo, TX going over the audio again. Local ad for Street Toyota. Antenna is beaming south, not southeast toward TX - Dn64 (
Dec02 21:15 The sony is still running strong all these years later, albeit with a dimmer display - DN64MT (
Dec02 21:14 I am DXing with a Sony XDR-F1HD recording all night. The RCA is the TV antenna. It serves the UHF portion of my DXing (or lack thereof) - Dn64MT (
Dec02 21:00 Justin, I thought you were dxing with a Sony - JimT/MO EM37 (
Dec02 20:57 KELI is 1003 miles approx - DN64MT (
Dec02 20:55 Ms this morning - 98.7 KELI San Angelo, TX. -new- moved to a new place still in Dn64. Allows for external antennas, so FM-6 working w/ RCA- Justin DN64MT. (
Dec02 19:32 F2 WWV 25 mhz been in since 6am local... 8 plus hrs now ..interesting...1500 miles+ de wa4ukx em84 (
Dec02 17:43 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec02 16:35 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec02 16:18 33.48 either a malfunctioning tone system or some idiot making raspberries - de WA5IYX (
Dec02 14:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - late turning on PRO-163 as using Mustek flatbed scanner on old Win95 machine makes 30-50 MHz RFI - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Dec02 14:31 Wrong forum sorry!!! > Yakima CN96 (
Dec02 14:31 2230 PT - unid 1620 with Coast to Coast AM. Prob WTAW. The only interesting station heard other than the Rebeldes on 670 and this frequency. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec02 12:30 1220z and another outage nr 10-min long - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec02 07:12 power outage (small area) 0449z-0706z (UPS for DSL modem and router lasted 30 min) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec01 23:05 Es UNID 2z weak video west de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec01 23:01 F2 33-MHz still strong to the n.e. US for their daily 6pm EST tests - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec01 21:50 My QTH is mid point from you to ME - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec01 21:49 Fred SC - Let me know if you get a lock and a frame decode on WLBZ xx I see there is flutter up to point 75 db on the pilot (cont) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec01 21:23 Es Ch 2-dtv pilot (likely WLBZ ME+ 6m ham beacon WA1OJB Bowdin ME de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec01 18:49 Now hearing it on 92.7 which used to be Mercer Community College translator W224AU 8W (Allentown) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec01 18:47 WODE-FM 'The Hawk' 99.9 translator W234AX 10W (Allentown) seems to be off-the-air on 94.7 (Cont) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec01 18:45 until 1962 I had dumbly thought that the Es season ran Jun-mid Jul (not yet then aware of winter one) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec01 18:39 my 1957-66 TV first-catch details - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec01 18:31 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - late today despite some reports of 6m PNW-W4 F2 earlier - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec01 18:03 a large chunk of highly-populated mountainous areas of Mexico are within 700 miles of hr so require a bit of short Es - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec01 17:40 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Dec01 17:09 We both saw Port Hawkesbury NS on 3, at over 1500 miles, two or three times (once CBHT was gone)--Frank M. (
Dec01 17:08 But that in mind, I'm surprised only two south-central/SW Mexico stations have ever been seen here, in nearly 30 years (with nothing else >720 miles "in their way" from more due south)--Frank M. (
Dec01 17:05 21:37--I'd say very likely you had CKYB, in spite of the distance. Surprising stuff can happen sans competing signals--Frank M. EN40 (
Dec01 13:42 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs onset - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec01 05:16 Es 10 meters plus unknown 33 mhz RQ...after midnight here 5s 8s 0s wa4ukx em 84 SC (
Dec01 01:18 Es ? 88.9 being interfered with by a station that sounds like it's fading in/out like ES does -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec01 00:16 F2 33.42 WA Samammish persisting well after our local sundown - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov30 23:54 [23:35] Definitely CHBX 2- with CTV NFL FB promo.. that means I may have logged CKYB 4+ earlier today [19:30] (
Nov30 23:36 Es UNID 2- with NFL FB - likely CHBX de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov30 21:46 Es ch 2-dtv pilot heard along with 6m ham beacon from northern NJ de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov30 21:38 the PRO-163 can cover that, but I didn't get it until May 2013, long after BRAC did Kelly in - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 21:37 19:55 The closest CTV station CKYB-CH 4+ at 1529 mi is unlikely...maybe a Cuban or Mexico station is carrying the NFL game in EE? (
Nov30 21:33 closer (6 mi) old KAFB used to use mostly 300-MHz (UHF or mil. air band) for comms - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Nov30 21:25 SA Int. Arpt. ~11 mi n.e. of hr so few (if any craft) on runways can be heard while tower sometimes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov30 20:50 years past i would find out about them when they dispatched fire and wa4ukx (
Nov30 20:48 windy here today....tower was calling out to pilot to see if he was hurt...good thing antenna was on bottom of wa4ukx (
Nov30 20:47 Heard my first (live real time) plane crash about 3 hrs one hurt...small plane flipped while landing at local wa4ukx (
Nov30 20:14 OK when they were near the control tower, but they had to QSY when enroute to/from a dispatch - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 20:12 Ft. Sam Houston medivac copters use(d) 41.5 MHz - BBC B1 TV audio big QRM via F2 on that in Cycle 21 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov30 20:00 that GP ant can be seen in some of these photos - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 19:57 There are still some Ca. analog stations active - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov30 19:57 at the DoC Field Site nr Boulder in summer 1971 there was a (unused) xtal xcvr for 40-41 MHz and GP antenna - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 19:55 in the mid/late 60s here USAF MARS nets were on AM just under 50-MHz - AF5 et al prefixes on calls - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov30 19:55 Canadian CTV lists NFL from 1 to 7 pm EST. Swing your ant. north - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov30 19:30 Es UNID-4+ with NFL Football in briefly ~ 1 minute - with video/audio in EE with antenna pointed south - who? de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov30 19:30 Air National guard uses 49- 50mhz here in flight....heard them on 49.870 mhz before... which im sure upset some parents (Baby Monitors) wa4ukx (
Nov30 19:25 40-42 mhz all i ever hear there is gov't and Military...gets interesting at wa4ukx em84 (
Nov30 18:51 The pre-set low-VHF public-safety bank scan on my PRO-163 skips 40-42 MHz - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov30 18:05 F2 41.610 Snotel Remotes doing top of the hr wa4ukx em84 SC (
Nov30 17:58 40.67 beeping - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov30 16:40 F2 40.67 wa4ukx em84 SC (
Nov30 15:48 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov30 15:01 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - spotty for a while - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov30 13:03 clip from Germany (Z+1) 17:30 33.620 USA PL=131,8 KBQ744 Northbridge MA, calling all stations - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 02:47 I've never had ANY antenna at much over maybe 25' AGL - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 02:44 I imagine fewer zoning and HOA restrictions five + decades ago as well - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 01:30 It had a gain of 15 db. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov30 01:29 built a 17 element yagi for channel 4 on a 30 foot boom that was then erected on a 100 foot tower. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov30 01:28 1960's TV experimenters were hard core back then unlike today. Stan Hosken from North Bay, Can. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov30 01:08 before the ITU was allocating satellite freqs there - not so good for low-angle terrestrial broadcasting - de WA5IYX (
Nov30 00:49 SHF 11.7 to 12.7 GHz. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov30 00:47 In the Feb. 1960 issue of DXing Horizons, west Germany requested to move its TV from VHF to SHF region - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov29 21:39 Tr 102.9 KZIA Cedar Rapids, IA- STRONG with Iggy Azalea and song match- 100kw 343 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Nov29 19:24 that only usually happens to our LPFMs hr - tho once 101.1 had TWO different audio feeds (//860 was OK) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Nov29 18:53 WABT-FM Pocono 96.7 classic hits in Lehman township (NE PA) lost audio from studio. Carrier at 3.25db on signal meter - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov29 18:36 and no longer the sirens on the mobile's audio as the engines reported back enroute to the calls - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 18:31 and these days u never hear the outcomes of either since any talk-back is likely now done on UHF - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 18:24 in the early 1970s (before EMS/EMT) they were almost exclusively for fires (brush, chimney, etc) - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 18:22 at lot of these recent 33-MHz FD dispatch calls are not for fires but for medical-related situations ranging from ODs to trauma - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov29 15:39 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - early today - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov29 14:29 see that N. Ireland had 39-MHz SoCal CHP F2 Fri 16-17z (post sundown) - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 14:10 F2 33-MHz n..e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov29 03:59 here is another Airspy SDR youtube review. Airspy Sensitivity Measurement by W9RAN. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40. (
Nov29 03:23 if O2 levels get messed up you'd need more than that to maintain the food chain for the mutants - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 03:13 Break out the lead blankets - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov29 03:06 provided the weak/lack of a magnetosphere in the meantime doesn't couple with any increased solar activity to crisp fry the earth and/or its lower atmosphere :) - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 02:48 over the central Caribbean Sea (+13 lat). I'm all for the magnetic reversal (hi) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov29 02:46 When the day it does happen, N.A. would have better F2 due to the magnetic equator dip (-13 lat) would end up - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov29 02:27 Anyway, one always has be mindful of predictions/theories that might have somehow involved some "cherry picking" of data or cited sources - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 02:12 but (from just a quick glance) maybe only a few of those posting appear to be like those on a board who a PhD candidate wud likely face - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 02:05 wading thru the hundreds of comments on that wud be akin to reading the footnotes in a PhD thesis or attending the oral defense of it - de WA5IYX (
Nov29 00:46 Rapid Geomagnetic Reversal Possibility: Confirmed - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Nov28 22:47 Ms 99.9 WWFG Ocean City, MD with local ad for Salisbury, MD business. Ms seem elevated overall - K4NBF EM66 (
Nov28 21:46 The new Vashon LPFM has improved its signal, so it'll be a factor on 101.9. Es should be doable if conditions/signal don't change much. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Nov28 18:21 40.67 beeping away - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov28 17:20 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - since nr 17z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov28 14:11 F2 33-MHz n,e, US FDs begin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov27 17:44 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - since 1723z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov27 16:55 Happy Thanksgiving to all of our TV/FM DXers! May your turkey be the best-tasting, and may your Thanksgiving be the best-ever! > Yakima CN96 (
Nov27 15:10 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Nov27 04:24 Portland lost 103.7 to a translator not too long ago - that was a completely open channel until KNRQ signed on there a few months ago, and now an automated country station on there as well. > Yakima CN96 (
Nov27 03:37 Utterly ridiculous. Soon, there won't be any space left on the FM band here for out-of-town signals. :( -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Nov27 03:36 Just got a note from a DXer across town named Carl Mann. According to UpperMidwest Broadcasting, no less than FIVE LPFMs (91.9, 95.7, 99.3, 99.5, and 100.3) have just been granted by the FCC in the Omaha area -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Nov27 02:34 55.25 prob XE tropo tho - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov27 00:20 along with WMBI (which still makes it's way in every now and then) JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Nov27 00:19 WNLI was one of the only 200+ mile regulars here JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Nov26 23:27 with his local TV TL ant systems at even higer ASLs (and maybe above duct) mni paths not recip. - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 23:22 all those elevated 1000+ mile long tropo ducts coming into his 1800' ASL location ... - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 23:17 When they saw what results he had mni hams wanted him to get licensed and op on 144/432-MHz - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 23:15 I was one (or more) that he contacted (pre-email days) for antenna suggestions before he started - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 23:12 Fernando Garcia's super-tropo (or how to feel humbled) - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 22:46 WNLI was a regular here at 50kw - will likely lose them forever now with all the other traffic on 88.5 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov26 22:38 88.5 Sturgeon Bay, WI is back on the air as WPVM, a simulcast of NE Wisconsin religious station WRVM. Downgrading to C2 (15kW/158m) from C1 (50kW/158m) with a new transmitter. Heard them over here a couple of times in the past few days - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Nov26 21:33 33.9 Broome County NY (
Nov26 21:15 multiples on this band (
Nov26 21:11 correction should read 33.78 fire/ems allegany co, MD - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov26 21:09 33.82 fire/ems allegany co, MD - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov26 19:23 Tr 106.1 KZFN Moscow, ID in and out with CHR > Yakima CN96 (
Nov26 17:34 which came by this, whih was the result of the Jun 1960 Popular Elect. TV-DX article - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 17:32 pg. 10 of the Mar 1960 issue for the au article - should have subscribed to this when I was sent an Aug 60 sample - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 17:20 include a lot of TV-FM DX info from that era (including an article on TV-FM aurora) - de WA5IYX (
Nov26 17:08 03:24 -- So, if you DO post in here, we shouldn't have a happy Thanksgiving? lol - Frank M. (
Nov26 16:58 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov26 14:47 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs, 37.92 SS (Costa Rica ?) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov26 03:24 Will be in FN30HT until Sunday for Thanksgiving this year. If I don't post on here, have a happy Thanksgiving! -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov25 23:03 I think Mike Cherry in BC logged some Au on VHF TV. Believe CKPG may have been one of the logs > Yakima CN96 (
Nov25 23:00 Jeff Kadet's obit on Macomb newspaper website > Yakima CN96 (
Nov25 19:24 I also wanted to pass my condolences and respect to Jeff's family and friends. I also enjoyed his website and postings here. de Art KA5DWI/7 (
Nov25 18:46 A lot of MS here today. -- Dan EM74 mobile (
Nov25 17:35 So its sad to see a fellow DXer pass on. I didn't know him as well as you guys, but its still sad - Dn64 (
Nov25 17:35 I haven't been here for awhile and I just saw the note about Jeff. Sad to hear about him passing, I consider all of you guys friends in some form... cont - Dn64 (
Nov25 17:27 us forestry service radio frequencies (
Nov25 16:22 Ch 2 had pulsating likely au Es mess on it, also largely ignored for the rarer things on 144-MHz - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov25 16:20 the clips on this page show how much a narrow-band 2-m cw sig was spread out by Doppler - de WA5IYX (
Nov25 16:17 only Fm aurora noted here was Mar 13, 1989 - just a hiss on all "vacant" channels so went back to 144-MHz - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov25 16:15 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NWS/NOAA wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov25 15:42 ali (
Nov25 15:32 As such, back in the late 60s, CFQR-92.5 Montreal used to be *COMMON* from Michigan on Au, but little or nothing else was all night--Frank M. (
Nov25 15:31 My Au experience on FM was that, generally, the station had to be on the air pretty much ALONE, as 2-3 or more mixing stations were merely unintelligible--Frank M. (
Nov25 15:30 I know it's been DONE, I just can't remember by whom, and what was logged--Frank M. (
Nov25 15:29 In fact, I cannot name even one TVDx catch that anybody has ever made via Au. I don't consider "Auroral Es" as Au propagation, but instead just the same as Es. Frank M. (
Nov25 15:26 ...THE LEAST BIT "CLOSE" to even having as much as a peep of recognizable audio or video from anything on TV via Aurora, let alone ID'ing anything--Frank M. (
Nov25 15:25 KA3JAW, I've never (even at this latitude) come the least bit (
Nov25 15:24 Fred, that's more than I ever knew about his totals. I thought he was over 2,000 ATV logged, though...perhaps not? Frank M. EN40 (
Nov25 14:40 Also am very saddened by Jeff's passing, Anybody know his latest TV Stats? I show ATV/DTV total=2626 & DTV=662 logged. de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov25 14:30 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov25 14:00 40F hr this morn - will get to mid 60sF - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov25 13:37 aprs map still not working Mike-La (
Nov25 04:50 dozed of until 04z - wondered why no lcl nx - figured out quickly - KTVI streaming since - de WA5IYX (
Nov25 03:20 Strange that K1MOD never reported ATV via Au mode considering his QTH - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov25 00:41 I'd had some Netherland and Italy 6m cw Qs abt 60-90 min prior to it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov25 00:37 weak ch 2 SW trying to come in Mike-La (
Nov25 00:37 my only on-air contact: K1MOD 2001-11-20 16:52:00 6M SSB - Es right after/during F2 event to Newfoundland from hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Nov25 00:30 down to just TV2-3 55.250 raspy sounding tuned on SSB - KW4RZ EM60 (
Nov25 00:23 yep, XEFE-2 was Jeff's last ever TV DX log. > Yakima CN96 (
Nov25 00:19 nothing here yet Mike-La (
Nov25 00:14 guess those midpoints are help linking EL29 to 6m LU/PY/CX - de WA5IYX (
Nov25 00:12 Es 87.5 & 87.7 same religious preacher in SS both in synch - KW4RZ EM60 (
Nov25 00:09 Es 93.9 guatemala "La Grande La Radio de Pum Pum" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Nov25 00:06 Es 89.7 Guatemala RDS "EMISORAS" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Nov25 00:05 Wow so sad to hear about Jeff. Heard he was such a great TV dx'er and I really enjoyed checking out his dx photos page. it really brings back real memories of analog television. RIP Jeff. My condolences gors out to his family. L34 near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. (
Nov25 00:02 Es 89.3 Spanish, mentions of Honduras - KW4RZ EM60 (
Nov24 23:47 sad to hear about Jeff. weak Mexico Es up to ch 6 in his memory - kw4rz em60 (
Nov24 23:46 Es 55.25 now for a while - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 23:36 Sad news. Jeff was one of the top TV DXers of all time -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov24 23:33 whatever it was Ch 2 now gone - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 23:13 Es up to TV ch 4, seems to be Mexico jumble - KW4RZ EM60 NW Florida (
Nov24 23:10 I see Jeff's last post on here was Oct 21 - de WA5IYX (
Nov24 23:08 from the accents (when it decides the pass the audio) pretty sure it's Cuban - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 23:06 I'd rather have my Emerson 872 VCR tuner working than this pixellating Haup. NTSC card - de WA5IYX (
Nov24 23:02 boxing devotees cud prob ident the venue for this - de WA5IYX (
Nov24 23:02 Agreed with KA3JAW: all of his things should be donated to WTFDA, if not to Frank Merrill. He told me that he had about 6 different VHS tapes chock full of DX; he had numerous QSL cards, pictures, and who knows what. > Yakima CN96 (
Nov24 22:58 Merrill, my thoughts and prayers go to you. Absolutely your biggest best friend is now gone. It was great to talk with him about all of the darn rare translators he got. All of those Minnesota ones, all of the hyper-rare Thanksgiving 86 logs, etc etc. What a loss to this DX world. > Yakima CN96 (
Nov24 22:56 Oh my goodness - Jeff K1MOD will be MISSED in this world. He will be MISSED - one of America's BEST EVER TV DXERS!! May you find crystal clear translators from 800 miles away up in the sky Jeff. > Yakima CN96 (
Nov24 22:48 best I can peakwith WinTV6 card looks like boxing from s.e. - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 22:41 Es 55.26 - definitely not ms this time - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 22:28 Wow, that is a real shocker that Jeff passed. He was great to converse with about DX. RIP, SK K1MOD,. You will be SORELY missed in the hobby. 73 de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Nov24 22:23 My condolences to his family and to a great DXer - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Nov24 22:20 I am so sad to hear of the passing of Jeff and he is not with us anymore - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Nov24 21:00 90.1 WABE strongly interfering with 90.9 that I'm trying to identify the location of. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 20:56 This is an absolute stunner. Frank, as you know, I now own Jeff's Denon tuner that I bought from him this past summer. Soon as I can get a like-sized Denon pre-amp to go with it, I will use it here in honor of Jeff -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Nov24 20:43 Sad to hear of the loss of such a great figure in the DX world. May he rest in peace. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 20:42 Ms redo for color 2038z 91.1 WKNO TN Memphis (645 mi) RDS - hrd freq go full quiet ckd LCD - dead air - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 20:41 ms 2038z 91.1 WKNO TN Memphis (645 mi) RDS - hrd freq go full quiet ckd LCD - dead air - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 18:00 Es ? 67.25 55.25 ? - or more blue-whizzer meteors - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 17:54 his Nepal trip is covered in the Mar-Apr 1999 VUDs - de WA5IYX (
Nov24 17:49 between his DXing, running a one-man business selling old TV Guides, and some world traveling (Nepal, etc) ... - de WA5IYX (
Nov24 17:39 WA5IYX: RR Tnx for feedback - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov24 17:37 AFAIK, Jeff only maybe wrote some short tech articles for the VUD - de WA5IYX (
Nov24 16:05 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 14:25 My condolences, Frank, on Jeff's passing. - de Jon in FN03 (
Nov24 13:54 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 13:31 With Jeff's vast experiences in the TVDX field, did he author books on the subject? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov24 12:59 I'd known of Jeff since I joined the WTFDA in May 1969 - tho I never met him, we later had many e-mail exchanges and at least one 6m QSO - de WA5IYX (
Nov24 12:55 ?...I understand that many thousands of old AM Radio QSL's are in danger ot being LOST FOREVER because nobody cares, that is a tragedy of a different sort--Frank M. EN40 (
Nov24 12:54 I think that would probably be pretty easy to do, actually - but what's the guarantee things will remain taken care of... (
Nov24 12:37 I hope his family would donate his personal hobby material to the WTFDA. It would be a real shame for it to be tossed into a trash bin - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov24 12:36 Some of Jeff's TV DX stuff on the webpage, Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Nov24 12:31 Damn, this is very sad to hear this news about Jeff. He was one of the most dedicated TV Dxers I ever saw, and I believe set the standard to follow in the hobby. He will be missed here on this page for sure! Bob-Nj Fn20! (
Nov24 12:30 Frank…I'm sure you will miss K1MOD more than anyone……de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Nov24 12:29 Very Sorry to hear this sad news Frank……Jeff was always a Beacon of what was being heard on the TV Band!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Nov24 12:22 Another DX legend gone. It will be difficult for anyone to break his TVDX records for Es and F2 long - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov24 11:44 JEFF KADET was K1MOD (or sometimes "de MOD") in here. He logged more TVDX than anybody else who has ever lived--Frank (
Nov24 11:37 JEFF KADET PASSED AWAY SATURDAY NIGHT. He was airlifted to Peoria. They were unable to save him. Frank Merrill EN40 Macomb, Illinois (
Nov24 09:34 WXJR 102.1 has flipped over to an oldies form of holiday music. I've grown to like this station a lot. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 09:33 No tropo here whatsoever out of whatever y'all were getting out westwards. I tried and got nothing out of normal range. At least it was something to keep me active while I can't fall asleep. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 09:11 strong New Orleans Us starting to take over the Tropo here. looks like the cool front is at my doorstep now to kill this Tropo. :-( - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 08:47 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 08:41 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (530 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 08:22 Tr XHVTV DT-51 Matamoros (500 mi) 2nd time receiving this one - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 08:20 Tr XHMTA-11 Matamoros (500 mi) ( new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 08:19 Tr XHMTA-11 Matamoros (500 mi) ( new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 07:50 Tr XHREY-12 Reynosa (530 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 07:39 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros (500 mi) very weak on TV now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM4 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 07:37 Tr XHVTV-54 Matamoros (500 mi) in very weak on TV - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 06:33 This is what that sunset I was talking about looked like. Taken 5:38 PM EST. It's a very rare phenomenon once summer is over: -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 06:08 Es XHBC-3 snowy fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov24 06:02 Tr 107.5 KGLK Lake Jackson, Tx (275 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 05:49 Ch2 SS snowy in/out - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov24 05:34 WBHX DT-39 is at subdecode levels here right now. I suspect WLOX-DT-39 WLOX-DT-39 Biloxi Ms CCI action going on - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 05:28 Tr WHLT-DT-22 Hattiesburg Ms. (125 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 05:27 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Mobile Alabama (184 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 05:16 102.1's broadcast on the internet isn't matching what I am hearing what is actually on the air. For about an hour now I thought it was a different station... -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 05:09 with lcl KGMM-CD-24 now can no longer tell if KVEO-DT-24 from RG Valley is in - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 05:02 Tr 90.9 WJAB Huntsville, AL 125 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 04:40 ok thanks Mike-La not receiveing anything on CH.s 2 ,4 & 7 here guess i will try the FM band - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 04:36 chs 2 and 4 Tampico coming in a bit stronger now-ch 9 XHFW starting to take over again Mike-La (
Nov24 04:34 Would be nice to see the aprs map Pat-we're flying blind here Mike-La (
Nov24 04:29 so far just some Victoria/Corpus Us decoding hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov24 04:28 Talk radio station on 102.1 coming best pointing 240ish (+-45 because of elements at 45 degree angle) -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 04:27 am maybe just ch 2, but ch 9 is replaced with XERV in Reynosa now Mike-La (
Nov24 04:22 Mike-La are you still receiving any Tampico stations right now? -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 04:19 XHOR-14 coming in like digital now Mike-La (
Nov24 04:11 UnID 90.9 playing "Stay With Me" as it's fading in and out. Barely audible. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 04:07 Tr XHD-4 Tampico w/canal cinco logo Mike-La (
Nov24 04:00 Thanks am-another one of those rare ch 9's-got lucky Mike-La (
Nov24 03:58 congrats on receiving Tampico Mike-La - -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 03:54 UnID 102.1 Playing Don't Stop by Fleetwood Mac -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 03:48 XHFW-9 Tampico earlier with local ad with "9" logo and Gala snowflake logo Mike-La (
Nov24 03:26 Dan yeah ch 9 Tampico just started coming back in-along with some Rio Grande Valley stations Mike-La (
Nov24 03:18 Very good signal, Mike! Are you still receiving anything? I don't detect any tropo here besides normal summer stations coming in. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 03:17 WDEF 92.3 "Sunny 92.3" Has flipped over to holiday music today. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 03:15 XHOR-14 earlier with text ID Mike-La (
Nov24 03:04 WRSA 96.9 "Lite 96.9" Has flipped over to holiday music -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov24 02:49 Tr XHFW-9 Tampico with Gala logo LR-660 mi (new) Mike-La (
Nov24 02:40 Tr XHTAU-2 Tampico-Azteca 7 logo (660 mi) Mike-La (
Nov24 02:35 Tr XHMTA-11 Matamoros with trece logo (442 mi) Mike-La (
Nov24 02:35 Tr XERV-9 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Nov24 02:34 nice catches am Mike-La (
Nov24 02:33 XHOR-14 coming in VERY strong right now Mike-La (
Nov24 02:33 Tr XHOR-14 Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Nov24 02:32 Tr KPRC-DT-35 Houston Texas (259 mi) -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 02:30 Tr KFTH-DT-36 Houston Tx. (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 02:22 Tr KZJL-DT-44 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 02:11 Tr KTXH-DT-19 Houston Tx. (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 02:06 Tr KIAH-DT-38 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 01:54 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros (500 mi) audio on pro-2004 scanner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 01:19 information on this subject here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 01:17 ground clutter / false echoes in my location may be causing this Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 01:11 aprs maps down so no way of knowing how strong or deep this Tropo is - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov24 01:08 getting some Houston Us subdecodes here on the DTT901 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov23 23:55 (Jun 1, 2014) it took me a few moments to make the GA Tech connection with the call - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Nov23 23:43 Local 91.1 WREK is playing nostalgic video game music. They're a very weird college run station. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov23 23:32 With my over 150 FM Es stations from GA I've seen a LOT of familiar towns on their radar map - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 23:22 WVFJ 93.3 "Joy FM" has flipped to holiday format. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov23 22:48 the WMAZ streaming site said the storms were moving like 55 mph - de WA5IYX (
Nov23 22:31 The front is now passed and the sky is a very bright orange tint... it got very bright very fast and the rain is subsiding. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov23 22:27 indeed - de WA5IYX (
Nov23 22:22 the way things are going in this area my soon need own VPN to GT node 20 mi west of town - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 22:16 Definitely. There is apparently a big tornado going on through middle Georgia and those are pretty rare for late November. It's been raining so hard here that our road became a river again. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov23 22:08 ur getting that system that went thru he Sat nite - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 21:54 Strong tropo to the south. Just got a tornado warning on my weather radio from Macon... -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov23 21:48 they wanted 94.7 for that ESPN 1250 AM repeater, but Luling there might have been a problem - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 21:41 yes, my Es DX catches in that freq go back to 1972, 13 new there that first yr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 21:36 [Nov22 16:46] That's bad news :( I just noticed this change on San Antonio Globaltuners. 94.5 used to be the best DX frequency for Es above 92 MHz on SA GT ... not anymore - Finndx (
Nov23 18:07 40.67 beeping away - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov23 18:01 F2 1602z 37,92 SS (Costa Rica ?), 1642z 39.26 Brazil ?, 1754z 35.64 unID US ASCII pgr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 17:37 F2 39.400 KTN273 CHiPs Santa Fe Springs, CA PL 186.2 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov23 17:33 F2 33.42 WQJW689- WQJW697 Sammamish WA - NOAA Wx de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov23 17:15 WYYU 104.5 "Mix 104.5" has now flipped over to Christmas music this morning. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov23 17:11 APRS appears to be down at the moment -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov23 15:54 it was s-6 on FT-847 then soon out - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 15:50 sudden 55.26 on PRO-2004 might have been long ms - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 15:40 Es CH-2 55.250 S6 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Nov23 15:39 F2 32,42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 15:39 Coming in over local 105.9s IBOC channel...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov23 15:38 Tr 106.1 KHKS Dallas, TX (new) "KISS FM" with rock mx, logo ID and stream match...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov23 15:37 during last eve's storm some 11,000 customers in town with power outages - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 15:33 All of these are coming in on local IBOC freqs so never get heard here unless their HD is off or the tropo is booming...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov23 15:32 Tr 103.7 KVIL Highland Park, TX (new) with local ads...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov23 15:31 Tr 103.3 KESN Allen, TX (new) with ESPN Radio program...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov23 15:31 Tr 95.3 KHYI Howe, TX (new) "The Range" with gospel mx...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov23 15:30 DFW tropo enhancement really strong this morning, enabling some new logs here...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov23 14:14 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 13:23 forecast 82F later today but cold front in eve will make for 44F low Mon - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 07:41 Tr 89.7 WHND Sister Bay, WI classical music/RDS 297 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov23 03:30 XEPM still coming in here but very weak Mike-La (
Nov23 03:30 the usual post-storm tropo to Austin etc now in effect (an 88.1 SS stopping PRO-2004) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Nov23 03:28 logged only a few closer Ch 2s on Es hr (WBRZ being one) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 03:08 Don't let XEPM get away from you Pat - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov23 03:01 now, even with some vid to see, cud be w to sw, fades before I can peak it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 02:58 deep QSB, can't get vid on WinTV6 card so unable to determine azi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 02:47 Es 55,26 on PRO-2004 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 02:41 at 493 mi XEPM-2 logged only 5 times hr by Es 1981-1987 (once by ms 1978) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 02:36 XEPM-2 earlier Mike-La (
Nov23 02:17 Es XEPM-2 Juarez "tu canal" logo (833 mi) Mike-La (
Nov23 02:14 Es TV2 west weak Mike-La (
Nov23 02:09 sferics wreaking havoc with our local VHF DTV sigs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov23 02:09 01:57- Thx KAJ-I may have been mistaken on Global-what I'm seeing now is Mike and Molly with a CTV ID during commercial Mike-La (
Nov23 01:57 According to the schedule it should be 'Do You Know Me' from 8 to 10 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov23 01:45 Es TV2 Canada-looks like Global sitcom Mike-La (
Nov23 01:11 Es 54.310 S5 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Nov23 01:11 Es CH-2 59.740 Spanish ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Nov23 01:08 Es Ch-2 55.250 and 55.240 just started @S5-8 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Nov23 01:01 squall line approaching - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 23:21 [21:35] rumor had it Kingsville didn't ck ham bands beyond 10m - HS classmate once got an OO notice for chirp - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 23:18 I later always sent mine in envelopes to avoid the defacing cancellation post mark - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 23:17 way back when cards cud be mailed for 3-cents - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 23:14 some of those FCC sites look to have been decommissioned (or have stealth antennas) - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 23:10 I have swl qsl cards from the last 50 years...proves im a good wa4ukx (
Nov22 23:06 re 19:57 I wonder if I can get a post retirement job at the Hawaii FCC wa4ukx (
Nov22 21:47 I have my original CB, Realistic Navaho TRC23b. I now operates on 10 Meter AM. de ka5dwi (
Nov22 21:42 Fun days back then. Many locals and a few clubs (coffee breaks) and lots of DX. de dwi (
Nov22 21:36 Must have been some good short skip that day. I lived in Houston then. (
Nov22 21:35 He had a crystal in his Lafayette that nneded to be replaced. (
Nov22 21:35 My best friend in Junior High got a citation from the Kingsville monitoring station back in '67 de art ka5dwi (
Nov22 19:57 some of the FCC "teeth" - zooming in u can spot their antenna farms - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:48 at one time the EIC of Dist #8 (New Orleans) was a ham - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:45 106.9 KRWM Bremerton and 105.3 KONA Pasco have flipped to Christmas, as well as CHQM 103.5 Vancouver BC > Yakima CN96 (
Nov22 19:41 [17:53] those FCC RIDs with large/many harbors on oceans or lakes had to spend a VERY large amount of their time inspecting ship radio installations - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:36 once actually used that puny PS on my IC-730 to talk to NI6E/KH6 on 28.885 when the 15A Icom PS failed - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:34 the 12v 2A Micronta PS from RS for it later fed my TM-1001 when its own PS failed in Feb 1989 - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:27 rather tiny thing for its era - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:25 RCA 14T100 23 Ch AM - later used for its PA and (with 2 lantern bats) to some proximity RDF for RFI - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:18 in 1976 got KKU9558 ($20) almost as "self-defence" - never used it tho had an RCA xcvr - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:16 the newly-emerging African nations (like Senegal with 6W) didn't like the FCC "using" their prefixes :> - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 19:15 40.67 - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov22 19:14 more on the call schemes here - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 18:56 I got my CB call once they ditched it I think. KBA-5229 was mine (
Nov22 18:55 #9 (Houston) became KOT/KOU and a few years later KQT/KQU de Art dwi (
Nov22 18:53 If I recall, they changed to calls a few years after. (
Nov22 18:52 Pat - I always enjoy you bits of trivia de Art ka5dwi/7 (
Nov22 18:32 1 -1' (
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Nov22 17:53 gee, that was easy to locate - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 17:51 a fall 1960 Pop Tronics cover had a multi-color map on cover showing the RIDs - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 17:51 Ms 93.1 KHMY Pratt, KS "My 93.1" 961 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov22 17:49 Texas was split into two (#10 Dallas) with a zig-zag boundary by counties - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 17:46 FCC once had 24 RIDs in US +PR (ours, Houston, was #9) - early Class D CRS (CB) call prefixes were based on them (9W#### here) - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 17:39 they might be interested in any ULOs in their Radio Inspection District (#6) - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 17:35 WA5IYX, yes they do. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov22 17:30 Tr 93.1 WIMK Iron Mountain, MI "93 Rock"/Joe Walsh tune 354 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov22 17:27 94.5 TL looks co-sited with the 93.3 LPFM ("KZEP") - de WA5IYX EL09ql,-98.5064544,169m/data=!3m1!1e3 (
Nov22 17:24 Ms 90.9 WUWS Ashland, WI RDS PS/PI NEW 499 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov22 17:21 Does the FCC still maintain an Atlanta Field Office ? - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 17:18 OK, that 94.5 LPFM TL is 5.5 mi at 110-deg from me - a host point for some LPTV NTSCs . IIRC- de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 17:13 As well as -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov22 17:12 WA5IYX, if you're talking about the 95.3, go to 0:50 on . It's not a licensed station and covers a pretty big range. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov22 17:09 OK, here's the POS - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 17:06 can't seem to find it here - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 16:58 94.5 (RIP) thru 2012 hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 16:57 Local 95.3 "KIDS-FM" in the local Kennesaw/Acworth, Georgia area is appearing once again on my radios. I've never found out where it broadcasts from. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov22 16:53 this doesn't "know" of it yet - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 16:50 P7 now set as 94.3 (A Kerrville freq) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Nov22 16:46 one other Sangean mem to flush now with a %^&#%* 94.5 "ESPN-SA" LPFM there now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 16:43 Tr 88.5 WMUB Oxford, OH "Marketplace Weekend followed by Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati" - Rare. 194 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov22 16:19 Es north - Canada ATV ch 2+ CIII2 Global icon LR - Power Boat TV. also 6m beacons noted from ON/QC de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov22 15:56 or this "full capture" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 15:54 like this last June - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 15:52 that KKBQ hr on tropo with HD often captures 92.9 from our local KROM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 15:50 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 15:46 It's a "Cah Tawk" Bonanza now all up and down the non-comm de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov22 15:39 Es 92.9 KKBQ "New 93Q" Pasadena, TX.(1407mi). Got brief Es popping in and out all morning, up as high as 94.9.. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Nov22 15:29 Normally KQXT SA comes in on 101.9 almost all the time, so though Lometa is less than 100 miles away, it's almost never heard...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov22 15:28 Tr 101.9 KACQ Lometa, TX "Lampasas Radio" (new) with cowboy mx, stream match...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov22 15:19 88.5 very active here today with Car Talk and some 50s music, among others. No IDs yet but sounds like some weak Es mixing in de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov22 15:03 it seems eons since I last heard anything but SS on NTSC audio during an Es event - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 14:55 Had an NPR station fade-up on 90.1 here a few mins ago. - de Jon in FN03 (
Nov22 14:51 Es 88.7 WOTB Pearl River, LA - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Nov22 14:20 very little remaining now Mike-La (
Nov22 14:16 CIII-2 Global earlier Mike-La (
Nov22 13:54 F2 33-MHz n.e. US F2 since c. 1330z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov22 13:47 13:39- coming in stronger at times-looks to be switching between AM Canada on CTV and a fishing show on Global Mike-La (
Nov22 13:39 Es TV2 NE weak Mike-La (
Nov22 02:49 0243 shud read "that false alarm" - scrambling thoughts - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 02:48 ironically, earlier that morning they'd let off a 29kt nuke test in Nevada - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 02:43 I didn't find out the exact date of that nuke test until a few years ago after mni yrs of on/off Web searches - de WA5IYX (
Nov22 01:49 [22:19] From Pogo comic strip: "We have met the enemy and he is us" - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov21 22:33 thot I was getting sferics on scanner ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov21 22:20 correctly thought that we were under our desks with curtains drawn a LOT longer than a normal practice drill - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 22:19 Cold War 1955 - May 5 had an air raid alert in SF Bay in 2nd grade - unIDs (B-47s it turned out) headed to US from Gulf of Alaksa - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 22:15 first hrd the 30-40+ MHz Russian "counter" stations in 1978-79, B4 that F2 DX on 30-50 all SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov21 22:06 Cold War II - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov21 22:04 Next time you hear RU voice over the radio it might not be Es or F2 but 'local' in the Gulf of Mexico - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov21 20:46 the refurb desktop XP is Cat5 fed while this Win8.1 laptop is WiFi - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 20:44 [18:21] a lot come from my router with its standard Cat5 cables (scanner ant on pole on s.e. edge of house not too far away) - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 20:08 40.67 fade back in; MS? MO? OH? - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov21 19:28 40.67 faded away; MS? MO? OH? - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov21 18:57 guess not there are mow 5 master stations as per this newsletter (
Nov21 18:49 [17:56 ] Boise or Ogden? if from PDX would be on 24hrs & not fade in/out - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov21 18:45 Some old Snotel info from 1999 I found on my server: from the VHFSKIP Listserver Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Nov21 18:21 Thats alot of birdies for that range - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov21 18:21 I mainly got the PRO-163 ($85 sale) in May 2013 as it displays CT values on LCD - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 18:19 I've a (1999) PRO-2048 (LCD back light gone) that I had SNOTEL pgmd on - no splitter for scanner ant - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 18:16 I've got so mni birdies from other stuff in room I'd soon exceed its 50-channel lock-out limit if I scanned some other (wider) portions of 30-50 MHz - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 18:07 WA5IYX: Take it out of pre-set mode. specs indicate it can do 29.71 to 49.83 in 10 khz steps - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov21 18:00 I've only hrd them before on Es and my PRO-163 doesn't scan the 40-42 range in its pre-set low-VHF Public Safety mode - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov21 17:57 Any idea where those SNOTELs are likely from ? - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 17:56 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov21 16:52 F2 33.42 WA Samammish -NOAA/NWS wx loop- since 1626z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov21 16:02 25-MHz TX-NJ definite F2 path with F2 MUFs hr ur way likely 35-37 MHz each day - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov21 15:43 Es ch 2 DTV pilot sig WNW - also 6m beacon N0LL KS weak de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov21 15:18 Not VHF but interesting,, on 25.910 mHz FM, for the past week during the day, I've been hearing a relay transmitter from KLDE 104.9 Eldorado, TX.(1620mi). F2 maybe? Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Nov21 15:06 F2 35-MHz unID ASCII by now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov21 14:57 Still had quite a few ms pings overnight but no IDs. Had one large rock at 0344 est, lasted over a minute with a lot of stations popping in and out. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Nov21 14:46 A little Winter Es on 6m now de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov21 12:44 recent sprites over Adriatic - de WA5IYX (
Nov21 09:03 Powerline Networking Interference to FM Radio - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov21 03:55 I found out it is a translator in Duluth, Georgia on 96.5. That explains why I couldn't find it in FMlist... -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov21 03:45 Tr UnID 96.5 religious Spanish station coming in while pointing 50 degrees ish +-45 degrees because of folded dipoles. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov20 23:21 Es 55.25, s.e. ?? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov20 23:01 Es 55.26, azi ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov20 20:03 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov20 16:44 Es weak ATV ch 2z south - 2 carriers at times. logo UR may be Mexico Net de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov20 16:27 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - in/out for abt last hour - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov20 15:41 even in the late 1960s some US voice pagers utilized some measures for privacy - de WA5IYX (
Nov20 15:37 anyway, it was smoothed out after a few exchanges - de WA5IYX (
Nov20 15:35 He was posting entire ASCII msgs from US pages (phone #s etc), I mentioned that WE couldn't do that, and he took some offense from it - de WA5IYX (
Nov20 15:33 svrl yrs back I got into a slight tiff with a Netherlands guy re the FCC Sec. 605 (serecy of communications) affecting the US listeners - de WA5IYX (
Nov20 15:31 but that ASCII usually has only the msg txt not the ident from what I've seen others post elsewhere - de WA5IYX (
Nov20 14:52 you can decode that ascii using the SDR pat :-) JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Nov20 14:22 F2 35.64 unID ASCII pager - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov20 13:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov20 02:41 Whups - meant that for the BCB list, band is hot tonight - Saul (
Nov20 02:41 Whups meNT (
Nov20 02:40 1050 Might be KLOH MN with suspected MN-IA basketball h (
Nov19 23:03 several of my ms RDS idents came when the stations had dead air - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov19 22:42 Last Ms log here was 91.9 WOWL on Jan. 3rd. - de Jon in FN03 (
Nov19 22:37 I rarely hear any Ms bursts here. Maybe 1 from every 8 hrs of listening to static. - de Jon in FN03 (
Nov19 22:36 that PI RDS block is sent like 11 times/sec so don't need long burst for it - de WA5IYX (
Nov19 22:34 I even got RDS ms decodes using Conrad, especially after mod to display hex PIs - 92.3 TN WYNU common - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov19 22:31 91.1 WKNO Memphis has high RDS injection, tho 645 mi my most often logged RDS via ms - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov19 22:23 No, maybe two years. I certainly never heard even one MS burst this year...but, then, it was the worst season of all time--Frank M. (
Nov19 22:22 In fact, the many times I will spend listening on a weak frequency for some Tropo catch, I NEVER hear MS bursts anymore. I think it's been at least three years--Frank M. (
Nov19 22:21 I still don't understand how anybody can get an RDS reading off MS...ever. I've never seen one.--Frank M. EN40 (
Nov19 18:13 F2 33.42 WA Samammish -NOAA/NWS wx loop-in/out since 1610z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov19 16:50 RU regional Emergency Ministry refuse to commnet on the happening - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov19 16:18 Odd the event happened on Friday evening then two days after world leaders attend the G20 security summit in Brisbane, Au. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov19 15:49 almost looks like a hi-altitude nuke detonation - de WA5IYX (
Nov19 14:37 Massive light flash stuns local scientists in Urals near Sverdlovsk, RU - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov19 14:20 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov19 04:47 Ms pest 2335edt 90.5 WPFF Sturgeon Bay WI RDS 898 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov18 19:39 Thanks, Rick. The Omaha burst had the station phone number, Fish slogan, and more. A spotty signal but close to a half minute. (
Nov18 18:37 I acquired a nice Denon tuner in August (w/a little help from Frank Merrill!), but I now need to get a preamp (I think) to go with it, since the tuner has no headphone jack. For an antenna, I will probably use the nice CCrane FM Reflect Antenna that I just got from Universal Radio -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Nov18 18:34 Crud, I hate when that happens! Anyway, I was just in the middle of saying that I'm spending the "off-season" looking for a way to come up with a good indoors rig for FM DXing from the basement apartment that I live in -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Nov18 18:32 Saul, good going on getting my local 100.7, KGBI! To be honest, I haven't done anything on the FM band since about August, and I (
Nov18 16:34 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop; 35.68 unID ASCII pager - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov18 16:07 after wasting some time thinking that the problem was on my end just glad to know that it's a widespread AT&T deal instead - de WA5IYX (
Nov18 15:42 nor now apparently get any - de WA5IYX (
Nov18 15:36 a major AT&T e-mail problem (I can't send any) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov18 14:33 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov18 13:22 Ms this am: 100.7 Deerfield MO with ESPN, 100.7 Lowry SD with local ad and 100..7 Omaha NE with local phone number - Saul ON (
Nov18 13:18 A couple large pings overnight, no IDs but based on the music played could make educated guesses. Not god enough for the log though heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov18 13:06 23F his morning according to my digital thermometer. No snow and barely any ice so that's good. Only 3 months ago the low would be around 23C... -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov18 12:27 so far 37F this morn vs the 27F forecasted as clouds persisted most of the nite - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov18 05:44 Nothing so far in Indy with the Leonids. Randy EM69wq (
Nov18 03:40 WA5IYX - I am sure the fellas were most happy to see you there! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov18 03:06 getting on that ON4KST chat site has been a time sink today what with all the ops that used to be on 28.885 there - de WA5IYX (
Nov18 02:42 Listening for Leonids on 93.3 - and perhaps other frequencies if that one is no good de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov17 21:02 Weak disturbance on VHF 2 analogue here. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov17 18:47 40.67 w/tones fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov17 15:51 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NWS/NOAA wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov17 14:51 Es ch 2+ Global The Morning Show - CIII2 Bancroft ON 831 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov17 14:41 Nothing noted on FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Nov17 14:07 Ms 100.7 Omaha at 0830 with stn phone number twice in a single burst - Saul ON (
Nov17 14:07 Ms 100.7 Omaha at 0830 with stn phone number twice in a single burst - Saul ON (
Nov17 14:06 Es -n Maps showing 95 megs in east but nothing here noted. Sau\il ON (
Nov17 13:55 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs at turn on of PRO-163 scanner - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov17 13:28 tnx, 32F here, wind chill 22F, clear so warmer today but even colder tonight - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov17 13:24 6m Es reported now - Center of Es cloud appears around Cleveland Ohio or Erie PA de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov17 13:22 WA5IYX de N8UUP - Link attached - you will need to register with callsign and create password - USA chatter on 50 Mhz Region 2 page (
Nov17 05:07 It wud be VERY useful to see the entire 6-MHz wide display of a DTV Es signal with Airspy - de WA5IYX (
Nov17 04:55 It'd have to hold up better than the RTL dongle did here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov17 04:36 more on the Airspy SDR in my WTFDA post - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 18:16 for the curious - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 18:01 also, the PDs don't use all those Plectron etc allerting tones that FDs do - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 18:00 what URL for that - I can usually tell just by the cadence of dispatch banter if I've got 33 FDs or 37/39 PDs on scanner - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 17:51 Others suggesting F2 as well on 6m page, based on what they are (and are not) hearing de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov16 17:51 and now an M5 flare added to the mix - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 17:48 only slight suggestion on this, but it's the localized F-layer density electrons/cc that determine an MUF - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 17:42 and also - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 17:40 I'm not the only one wondering - "AC4TO 50080.0 K6FRC/B via F2?? 1732 16 Nov United States" - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 17:36 39.78 has CT 100.0, 37,34 CT 123.0 - no idea if F2 or Es - accents don't hint at where from - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 17:27 F2 ? 39.78 US unID - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 17:26 tho the Austin foF2s don't seem high enough on here - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 17:22 have to wonder if not x-con F2: W9DR 50079.9 K6FRC/B EL86XVCM97HP 5nn 1714 16 Nov United States - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 16:46 this Gateway NE522 Win8.1 with AMD duo-core E1-2500 CPU prob couldn't do much mutlitasking and have Airspy run properly on it - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 16:39 and nice to see a spectral display w/o any cursed Ibiquity HD sidebands in it as well ... - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 16:37 neat with RDS PI hex decoded & the aux windows showing the detail around 38-kHz stereo pilot there - wud like to know what other strong FMs in that Eu environs - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 16:27 Airspy wbfm 2.5msps - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov16 16:16 Things may not behave as well when you have to widen its selectivity to handle a wide-deviation FM broadcast signal - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 16:14 Wish that he'd ventured beyond just detailing a VE7 10-m c.w. beacon there - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 16:08 Airspy Review and Comparison by W9RAN - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov16 15:49 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NWS/NOAA wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 14:51 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov16 14:11 F2 35.68 unID ASCII pager - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 14:09 our KGMM-CD-24.1 earlier (some macroblocking) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 13:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs starting - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 12:51 their PSIP has correct time/date stamp (unlike KOBS-LD-19) but a "TBA" 3-hr wide for program - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 12:49 our KGMM-CD-24.1 (3ABN) has a detailed wx loop (no sound) running - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 12:13 sure would need to protect that $ item from a co-located transmitter system - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 07:28 The tuner chip is a newer variant Rafael Micro R820T2 that is more sensitive than the R820T - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov16 06:29 Not much in the way of RX front end protection going to the tuner chip. I would suggest an external front end protector circuit with diodes and gas discharge tubes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov16 05:51 I sure would like to know how good Airspy is when DXing very weak analog NTSC & ATSC signals - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 05:45 hi KA3JAW I sure hope Airspy is a champ. I like watching your DX vids on youtube. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 05:41 compared a cheap dongle that runs 7 bit ADC, no tracking filters, low cost clock @ 100 ppm encased in ABS plastic case - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov16 05:38 Airspy SDR looks like a champ with 12 bit ADC @ 20 MSPS, On-chip tracking RF filters, 1.5 ppm high precision, low phase noise clock contained in a RF shielded enclosure box - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov16 05:13 but this is the website that sells the Airspy SDR. they do use PayPal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 05:10 I don't know if they offer a refund Pat. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 05:04 Do they offer a refund for return if not satisfied ? - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 05:02 but I hope that it will work good in all locations near 100-kws for DXing FM. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 05:02 I seem to have this thing about $100 (no CPI adjustment) FM sets - Allied 426, SX-62, TM-1001, etc - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 04:59 like with all radios and recivers the Airspy SDR may work in some locations good and in other locations bad. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 04:58 let us all know! - that $ is almost as much and my Sony and Sangean combined cost - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 04:53 but will not know until I receive mine. I ordered one October 30th. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 04:50 [03:22] Pat, I sure hope for that too if so the Airspy will be great for FM DXing. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov16 04:34 Solar Wind Bz dipped -3.4 nT at 0433 UTC - 90% chance of visual Au at northeast US/Can. border - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov16 03:37 I haven't even turned on my RTL SDR# item in a few months now what with it being "crunched" by all my neraby 100-kws - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov16 03:22 for some of the quoted prices for it, it had better have qood overload intermod resistance in the 88-108 MHz zone to be of much interest - de WA5IYX (
Nov16 02:58 looks like the reviews are starting to come in about the Airspy SDR. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Nov15 23:36 Near deadband conditions again here. Nothing in reliably over 90 miles. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov15 23:26 The original format was easy listening Ben EM75 (
Nov15 23:25 Re: 20:14 93.9 was once WAYA and they similcast with 95.7 WAYB calling the station "Way-fm" for many years Ben EM75 (
Nov15 21:16 Radio station recording reveals WQMT. Let me know if you'd like a mp3 file. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov15 21:12 The radio station's website website is definitely . It indicates that it must've switched 6 October 2014. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov15 21:05 Probably. They were definitely a spanish format as recently as August. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov15 20:39 so they were likely the unID 93.9 SS I got this past season when NC etc in - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 20:36 a little bit with Google solved that - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 20:33 for those who can/want to play it - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 20:26 I'm only thru Jun 2009 on that page's coding, so some 200++ entries left there - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 20:22 If the station is still in at the TOH, I'll post a mp3 onto here. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov15 20:22 that being the most-recent year for which I've done a "complete" set for - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 20:21 20:14 - I am not sure if it was a few years ago. In 2009, I wasn't serious about DXing and just owned a Crosley radio that one time picked a station up from Knoxville out of its 3 years of use. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov15 20:19 I've been trying to write up the html coding for a page with my 500+ 2009 FM ra clips - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 20:16 as 93.9 TN DECATUR WQMT 06-28-2011 1450 - on a later relog - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 20:14 Was that TN 93.9 once WAYA ? I was just listening to a Jun 2009 clip of them IDing as "Tennessee 93.9" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 20:11 glad that I lost interest in the ARRL Sweepstakes after 2000 (when they "took away" my lone ND and clean sweep) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 20:09 93.9 "La Caliente" in Spring City, TN appears to have switched over to a country station. I received them today as "Tennessee 93.9, The Valley's Country." and provided the same legal ID as the Spring City station. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov15 20:09 it's footprint is so large that it fills up what little desk space that I've left here - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 20:07 with the Es around maybe I should reconnect my PRO-2004 to look for any NTSC/DTV items - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 20:04 Samammish comes and goes with other eastern FDs stopping the PRO-163 on other channels - a good bit of strong unID 35.64 has been in - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 19:38 40.67 w/pings earlier - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov15 19:28 WA5IYX: Is Samammish NOAA/NWS still coming in since 1740 UTC? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov15 18:22 Es ? All 3 Ch-2 off sets in about S3-5 looking south. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Nov15 17:57 Watts m-2 at 10 (-9) scale has been unsettled since 16 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov15 17:53 Decayed at 1745 UTC 1/4 way down from the peak and taking another rise - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov15 17:50 GOES 15 (.05-.4nm) passband uptick at 1740 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov15 17:40 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - NOAA/NWS wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 17:10 I didn;t get a cassette unit with a digital rev counter until Mar 1983 and then only retro-indexed a few selected C60/90s - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 16:38 JA1RJU didn't include a written general table of contents when he sent them - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 16:36 maybe two of those (unindexed) 1974 C60 dubs - WHEN in hand will take a while to locate any specific items - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 16:21 Reading it now - TU -KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov15 16:07 KA3JAW, detailed response just sent for your e-mail - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 14:38 back on the XP desktop while my Gateway Win8.1 does its lengthy restart from updating the OS - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 14:28 Ms 88.1 KNTU McKinney, TX very weak as I type this '88.1 The One" 1102 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov15 14:26 Ms 88.1 KWOU Woodward, OK RDS PS/PI: KGOU 1066 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov15 14:23 Ms 88.1 KMLV Ralston, NE RDS bogus WAD 756 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Nov15 14:18 it wud be instructional for all those who like to label ALL n-s prop across the equator as "TEP" - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 14:07 on those there are some excellent examples of the same station via daytime F2 and nighttime (fluttery) TE - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 13:56 I made dubs of the 1974 cassettes he sent K5ZMS of 6m prop JA-VK F2/TE stuff - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 13:53 check his 1977 logs for some of the first US-JA 6m multi-Es QSOs - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 13:50 I never wkd Kazu on 6m (mni times on 28.885 net) - met him in Oct 1983 at ARRL Nat. Conv. in Houston - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 13:44 Kind of odd there we no K-W4 on his log - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov15 13:43 if u want to ck JA1RJU's 6m logs for other eras - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 13:37 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 13:32 peruse this to see some of the fall of 1979 - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 13:22 their (and northern W0s) GCP to JA was thru Alaska - always hoped for an Es link thru Utah (low competition) along our GCP to there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 13:18 I always knew that the W6-7s would mop up JAs but never expected the W8-9s to get more than here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 13:16 oh yes, often the JA footprint would stop at El Paso (or closer) - could hear the JAs on meteor burst links to the F2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 13:15 KWNT (
Nov15 12:49 Were any NM Albuquerque or Santa Fe getting the JA's via F2? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov15 12:30 most frustrating were mni days of 5-hr 6m KL7s w/o Japan (US W8,9,0 got them) - our GCP to JA is thru Gulf of Alaska - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 12:27 on the best days the 49.75 Ch R1 vids would proceed from n.e. in morn, north by midday (over pole), n.w. by afternoon - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 12:24 with so few (legal) 6m ops in Eu on back then, if not working crossband, then one cud note the video product spacings of their 405, 625, and 819-line TV systems - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 12:17 once in Cyc 21 on 28.885 net had VK3 short path in our morning and bmg there could hear VE1YX short AND long path - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 12:14 M3 flare this morning - de WA5IYX (
Nov15 12:11 from the UK there were several days when their Ch B2 videos at 51.750 were in direct - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 12:07 I kept a vigil on Ch 2 during those KL7 events but the MUFs never reached it from Anchorage or Fairbanks - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 12:04 I've some audio clips from Cyc 21 of locals beaming at KL7 with incredible F2 backscatter - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov15 08:32 the reverb on everyone was amazing...sounded like we were talking through a long drain wa4ukx (
Nov15 08:25 I had 100 watts to a 7 el yagi... I could poit the antenna east and say my call and hear the last 3 letters Echo from who knows anything is wa4ukx (
Nov15 08:22 if we get those conditions again it will be very easy to hear...ERP of 1 million plus watts wa4ukx (
Nov15 08:18 re 20:52 back in cycle 21 Dec 1979 f2 was so strong the video carriers from tv stations world wide filled 6m with so much noise it was almost impossible to wa4ukx (
Nov14 23:40 like these folks also near the magnetic equator in Peru - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 23:34 Let me be a little more precise - magnetic equatorial - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov14 23:29 More than likely they will be observing equatorial ionospheric plasma irregularities - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov14 23:01 such as these - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 22:52 it slopped over into 6m for him - he somehow got an arrangement to call them to cut it off if some 6m DX was coming in - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 22:48 [20:19] looks like one of those wind-profile radar systems like was near KN5S in NM - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 22:38 Peak fall here with the leaves coming off the trees are finally letting in more stations I never get during summer. I get 3 more stations (9 channels) without leaves on trees. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov14 21:56 Ms 95.3 KABE MNN Winona with "KG-95.3 ID at 1140 earlier today - Saul @ Burnt River ON (
Nov14 21:37 Tr 93.3 WODC Ashville, Ohio xmas music and ID 164.3 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Nov14 20:52 I don't believe anyone in North America will hear that coherent back-scatter radar with the antenna aimed towards the sky - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov14 20:22 rest of story is Radar being built on 49.9 mhz 16 Kw power 64 antennas Ethiopia.......73 de wa4ukx (
Nov14 20:19 will make a good six meter wa4ukx (
Nov14 17:17 F2 1620z 33.42 WA Samammish - NWS NOAA wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov14 14:45 I don't know if the vehicle had much of a working heater/defrosting system in it - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 14:38 During part of the trip in Oregon at night my Mom was having to reach out to unstick the windshiled wipers from the snow/sleet - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 14:35 knowing the forecast my grandfather had given those smallish snow chains to my Dad to use on our return from visiting relatives in the SF Bay Area - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 14:31 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs since c. 1415z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov14 14:29 it would be a decade later before a bridge was built there - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 14:25 US97 back then didn't have a bridge over the Columbia at Goldendale - just a ferry - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 14:24 the car was some 1940s model Plymouth that had only been acquired earlier that month - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 14:23 the next time my Dad tried to use the foot pedal brakes he found out they were gone - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 14:21 the snow had quit falling by then - we heard this loud bang under the car and I saw thru the back window something dark behind us spinning on the packed snow on the road - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 13:09 Not a bad highway now, but I wouldn'td want to be on it when chains are needed.--EN40 (
Nov14 12:47 ...and I assume it was even a crazier highway in 1951!! It probably hadn't even been paved all that long--Frank M. (
Nov14 12:46 Wow, Pat, that sounds incredibly horrible! I was on that road ABOUT SEVEN WEEKS AGO...I know what Satus Pass is like... (
Nov14 12:44 Two hours ago it was 28 degrees in Atlanta...and 31 degrees in BARROW, ALASKA!--Frank M. EN40 (
Nov14 06:40 luckily at age 4 I didn't fully comprehend the perilous situation :) - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 06:38 our undersized snow chains busted in Satus Pass cutting main brake line - my Dad had to use hand brake down to Toppenish where it was repaired - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 06:34 wish that I could locate details of that winter storm in Feb 1951 which we traveled from CA to WA along US97 - de WA5IYX (
Nov14 05:19 Weather guys here in Yakima (and same with NWS) were dead wrong re snow. Not a trace in Yakima and maybe 1'' at Satus Pass, 1/2 way between Toppenish and Goldendale on US-97 > Yakima CN96 (
Nov14 01:41 Rain upcoming Monday night is going to freeze and might snow and last until Tuesday morning, probably not thawing until late in the afternoon... we know what happened last time there was snow and ice in Atlanta. Wish me luck next week... -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov13 15:35 some better views of Armstrong's Alpine, NJ site - de WA5IYX (
Nov13 14:06 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs spotty, 37.92 SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov13 12:46 35F hr this morn - near-record (28F) forecast for Fri morn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov13 03:42 The common 99.1 and 96.9 from Huntsville just faded up with RDS as well now. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov13 03:34 No tropo besides Q 100.3 Knoxville in moderate-strong pointing every direction. -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov13 00:40 Attention DX'ers it's officiall! as of 12:00 noon November 12, 2014 CKKL-FM 93.9 Ottawa, ON is no longer BOB FM, it's now "New Country 94". (
Nov12 22:40 40.67 fade in open to UT? - de kb7wox cn85 (
Nov12 20:24 still warmer in NYC now than here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov12 16:08 F2 33.42 WA Samammish - wx loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov12 15:02 this town is a few miles north of GB Hill DoC field site that I was at Jul-Sep 1971 - de WA5IYX (
Nov12 14:59 Roger Brown at WJIM-6 gave me a phone call at my Boulder DoC office that summer - de WA5IYX (
Nov12 14:53 23:22--Flashing back to the East Lansing WTFDA conveition (1971?) - the Cable TV weather channel had bugs crawling all over the apparatus..."COCKROACH THEATER!!!--fRANK m. en40 (
Nov12 14:06 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov12 12:48 40F (33F wind chill) this morning with near freezing by Fri morn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Nov12 12:05 Tr WAFX-106.9 Suffolk VA RDS PI 5541 307 mi (Eqt: SDR Play) de Fred SC FM03af (
Nov12 03:44 getting our first color TV in Jun 1968 soon revealed how Es could rapidly shift the image colors - de WA5IYX (
Nov12 03:37 did well enough with simple fix-aimed ants there - de WA5IYX (
Nov12 03:34 our 2-bay conical (already up at the rental property) fix-aimed sw at SA so also got better KLRN sig than used to in SA (ant there fix-aimed s.e.) - de WA5IYX (
Nov12 03:32 in Sept 1968 our feed from that LBJ-owned CATV system had lots of intermod herringbone so only kept connected a few days - de WA5IYX (
Nov12 03:29 KENS-5 Capt. Gus with the Popeye cartoons - de WA5IYX (
Nov12 02:13 Another Ottawa, Ontario FM soon to change format. This time it's CKKL-FM 93.9. RIP BOB-FM! 2003-2014. (
Nov12 02:03 WYYU 104.5 "Mix 104.5" is in well but completely silent at the moment. I hope this isn't indicating a music format change to Christmas music... -- Dan EM73QX (
Nov12 00:59 I have parts of their telescopic mast today used to pick up San Antonio TV stations. Still trying to remember the name of the TV personality on Ch 5 that played Popeye all the time de dwi (
Nov12 00:55 My sister and brother in law lived in the Delwood area and had CATV I think in the late 60's. I remember Waco/Temple and SanAntonio stations to fill the deficiency in KTBC multi-affiliates. de ka5dwi (
Nov12 00:07 Oh, and KVUE-24 was added in 1971 when they signed on that year. Jack, Austin TX (
Nov12 00:05 They never did carry KNCT-46 out of Belton in all that time even though the channel was broadcasting then. Jack, Austin T (
Nov12 00:04 We started getting CATV here in 1971 and by then they also had KWEX-41 from SA and KTVT-11 from DFW. Still had the weather dial channel and also KCEN-6, KWTX-10 from Waco/Temple...Jack, Austin TX (
Nov11 23:22 My favorite channel was the weather. Camera scan of the dials. de ka5dwi (
Nov11 23:20 CATV in Austin in the 60's. I remember a great Tropo opening to New Orleans, Ch 6 I think. I watched a Sci-Fi flick till 2AM de Art KA5DWI (
Nov11 22:37 The Armstrong Tower, Alpine, NJ - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 22:02 Wreckage of TV Antenna Tower Mast Highlights Newly Opened 9/11 Museum - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 20:18 all garnered with OTA headend systems (which must have had plenty of Mexican Es CCI on 4 and 5 at times) - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 20:16 in that "ancient" era their fare (all on VHF) featured local 7, 42, 9, SA's 4,5,12, an auotmated wx dial channel, and maybe some Waco-Killeen sigs - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 20:12 my only short-lived CATV experience (Austin Sep 1968) had them connecting the coax to the set antenna 300-ohm input (w/o balun) - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 20:08 That gave him plenty of NYC FM coverage after Sarnoff threw him off the ESB - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 20:08 They use to supply the VHF channels to be received without a set top box but those days are gone. It's almost frightening to see how much of our communications are completely controlled now, and only for national consumption. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Nov11 20:04 Maybe they'd like to use Armstrong's tower on the Palisades ? - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 20:02 Many if not most of the cable systems have gone entirely digital and you Must have their box to get anything, which what they want you to get. (
Nov11 20:01 law firms experienced with dealing with the FCC are aware how far they can "push it" - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 20:00 Living in central NJ, it seems mute to me that they are acting the way there are. Unless they put their antenna up on the highlands to access NYC, most of the cable companies probably will not carry them anyway. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Nov11 19:45 Sometimes it's required to remove their chip off their shoulders to make them accountable for their actions - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 19:19 seldom is there a place for attempted levity in official legal pleadings filed with a government agency - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 19:09 I don't know if the FCC will take those sarcastic comments in those filings with much humor - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 18:51 vast difference vs 24 hrs ago - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 18:31 Emergency Motion for Stay -KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 18:06 Application for Review - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 18:04 Yep it is about the PSIP 33 designation - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 17:47 the late-coming interloper there could've chosen any other virt. ch. that wasn't already being used in their market - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 17:44 I'm confused - how does an OTA DT-3 in NJ conflict with an OTA DT-33 in CT unless they're thinking about their imaginary virtual channels - de WA5IYX (
Nov11 16:55 WJLP in Freehold shut down over channel fight - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 16:33 Iceland analog PAL B/G ceased all analog broadcasting on Nov. 10. Now using DVB-T - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Nov11 16:11 Time is running out on Cuban analog TV - they are on Phase II this month - KA3JAW FN20jq (
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