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Jan22 21:43 I Do folks get RDS on Ms bursts? Joshua FN02 (
Jan22 17:47 (17:31) Here, WX 162.45 is as open as a NOAA freq can get; would it behoove me to try 162.45 for Ms one day?/cd (
Jan22 17:45 (07:45) Thanks Yak. I used to keep up with all those changes; lost track now./cdEL96 (
Jan22 17:31 Ms - 3 sec. burst @ 12:24:56 pm EST on 175.240 Mhz (Neg. offset); CHBX-TV1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan22 16:05 Ms 88.9 WILF Monroeville, AL at 1600 "We are the Life FM, WILF..." NEW! -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan22 14:39 Tr 100.3 WBIG Wash DC w/ad for "ARS Rescue Rooter" in Md. At 09:32 EDT-sig out of nowhere o/semi local WHGL Canton Pa, then disappeared-John Corning NY fn12 (
Jan22 07:45 CD - calls are now WXUS > Yakima CN96 (
Jan22 04:15 Tr 102.3 WTRS "US 102" Dunnellon FL, first time heard here in ages./cd (
Jan22 04:14 Tr abour 40 min ago 15 WKME CD Kissimmee FL, first time here in over 2 years./cd (
Jan22 04:13 Tr 103.9 WJUP-LP Jupiter FL, new to this QTH, Omega Church R, many multi ID/cd (
Jan22 04:12 I think Pat would be hard at work DXn right now, if he were here. :( Tropo going on./cdEL96 (
Jan22 04:11 I thin (
Jan22 03:38 Try that again....jethomas1955 ----at---- gmail dot com :-( (
Jan22 03:37 You can email a request for a copy at jethomas ----at---- gmail dot com It takes a little memory so will take a little to load to your email FYI - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan22 03:35 An -In Memory- picture/graphic has been put together to recognize Pat. It is 8.5" x 11" and is a jpeg. I can email this to anyone wanting a copy - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan22 02:32 Thanks Mike-CT. This is great having his website on the wtfda website. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan22 01:14 Since some people asked for it, Pat Dyer's website is located at Some links are broken but much still intact. -Mike-CT (
Jan22 01:03 WRong board > Yakima CN96 (
Jan22 01:01 Oldtimer - 1480 WGVU Allendale, MI with TOH ID into NPR News, ment. HD as well > Yakima CN96 (
Jan21 22:00 (18:16). That's 1400 miles on a 50kW station./cd (
Jan21 21:59 (18:16) Thanks! It was only the Pioneer ad that would basically differ it from WXGL./cdEL96 (
Jan21 18:17 (Jan 20 07:10) That is correct. I've also logged 106.9 Ironwood a couple of times (along with several Duluth/NE Minnesota stations) - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan21 18:16 (Jan 20 06:40) That would be WUPF, as the ad is for Pioneer Quick Lube, which has a location in Escanaba. Powers is a short drive from Escanaba and I think Eagle 107.3's studios are in Escanaba - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan21 17:49 Tr 107.5 with "20: The Countdown Magazine". Lost quickly to WCCW - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan21 17:36 Tr 93.9 KXMR Corpus Christi TX (419 mi) fading in & out very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan21 16:09 I think there are Chris, but I haven't heard them on the radio; just the national version that seems to be required at midnight and noon(?) - K4NBF (
Jan21 14:43 Isn't there an "himno" for the "estado" as well? Seems like two different songs completely./cdEL96 (
Jan21 14:41 Tr 89.9 KDAQ Shreveport LA with NPR...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan21 14:40 It seemed like it lasted 10 minutes...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan21 14:38 I think there is a 4 minute version and the whole shebang is nearly 10 minutes long - K4NBF (
Jan21 14:38 [06:06] Years ago when I lived in California, some of the San Diego border blasters had the opposite; Himno Nacional at what sounded like 2x speed - K4NBF (
Jan21 14:14 Tr 102.5 XHRR Reynosa TAM (relog) with local ads...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan21 12:54 As WAMR Amor 107.5 doesn't have HD, it kills a nice freq. The pirate covers parts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties./cd (
Jan21 12:53 There has been a pirate FM on 107.3 for weeks now (not 24 hours), but just constant R&B, no announcements./cd (
Jan21 12:22 Jack---do you do TV DX? Maybe there is mucho televisión mexicana your way./cdEL96 (
Jan21 06:06 Tr 91.3 XHMLS Matamoros TAM (relog) with city id and the longest version of the Himno Nacional ever, over semi-local KNCT...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan21 06:03 Tr 94.5 KFRQ Harlingen, TX, Q 94.5 - The Rock Station, 242 mi (relog) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan21 05:47 Tr 104.1 KBFM Edinburg, TX, Wild 104, r&b/hiphop, 245 mi (relog) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan21 05:43 Tr 92.7 KESO South Padre Island TX "La Ley" (290 miles)..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan21 05:20 Tr 90.1 XHRYS Reynosa, Mexico, Hits FM, RDS ID, taking out local KSYM, 243 mi (relog) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan21 05:15 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa TAM "La Caliente"...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan21 01:38 Make that K278BT. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan21 01:36 Tr 95.3 Kenedy-Karnes City, TX, 250 w translator, 990 KAML ID, 66 mi (new) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan20 22:12 Home server actually has 2 SDRs attached, one for globaltuners and one for my own personal use. Have 2 more sitting around, need to get my MPSCS scanner setup going again :) JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan20 22:08 I use SDR touch in conjunction with the RTL-SDR in my home server, running RTL_TCP JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan20 21:10 The application below is free on Google Play - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan20 21:09 Android SDR Touch - 50 MHz to 2.2 GHz - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan20 20:50 And yes, this board will not be the same sans Pat./cd (
Jan20 20:49 [18:50] yes---all I had to do is to tap Download. It has been the consensus amongst other DXers that it was WUPF., mainly due to the local ad. Now to cntact WUPF./cdEL96 (
Jan20 19:59 13:40-same here-there will be a definate void here from now on. Mike-La (
Jan20 18:50 [Jan 20 18:33] CD - How about an MP3? I linked a copy of MP3 version here de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan20 18:33 [17:51] Sorry, but I don't have the proper app for playing .wav on smartphone; maybe I can hear it at the library./cdEL96 (
Jan20 17:51 [Jan 20 06:40] CD - Here is a clip of WUPF I recorded on weak Tropo - Hard to hear but sounds very similar to your Youtube video de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan20 14:49 Tr 90.7 KLSA Alexandria, LA, Red River Radio ID, 387 mi (new) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan20 14:03 Tr 91.9 KAVX Lufkin, TX, Christian talk, station ID, 267 mi (new) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan20 13:40 Really missing seeing Pat share his loggings here :( - Jim-F SATX (
Jan20 13:37 Tr 88.9 KLDN Lufkin, TX, Red River Radio ID, 260 mi (relog) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan20 13:26 Tr 107.3 KISX Whitehouse, TX, Hot 107.3 ID, 276 mi (relog) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan20 13:19 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria, LA, Q93 ID & Alexandria ref, 405 mi; mixing w/KTYL Tyler, TX, 285 mi (relogs) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan20 13:08 Houston stations are in strong here. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan20 07:10 Christian logged WIMI once, maybe twice. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan20 06:40 Christian, what can you make of this?/cdEL96--> (
Jan20 05:05 [05:02] Does WIMI ever manage to punch its way through WDKF on 99.7? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan20 05:03 In my car tonight, WAPL stopped the seek - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan20 05:02 (5:00) WAPL is in probably 95% of the time here (it's ~85 miles away). The other 5% is WSRW. Some Door County stations are basically locals, such as 90.5 WPFF, 93.9 WDOR, and 99.7 WDKF - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan20 05:00 Christian, do you get a pretty decent signal from WAPL 105.7, or is it blocked where you are? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan20 04:57 93.5 WGEE sounding like it's only 20 miles away instead of about 110-120 miles - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan20 04:55 Tr 90.1 WNMU with jazz music - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan20 04:50 Tr 106.3 with Hells Bells mixing with semi-local WWMN - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jan20 04:14 Send it a little farther northeast. I have nothing here in the Twin Cities. Nobody else is getting MN so I'm notrying surprised. En35 (
Jan20 04:02 Tr 107.3 WNWV "The Wave" Elyria, Ohio - 197 miles- Joshua buffalo, ny (FN02) (
Jan20 03:22 (02:59)'Don't forget DT RF 5 WGVK Kalamazoo./cdEL96 (
Jan20 03:17 Tr 90.1 WXML Upper Sandusky, OH, "NewVision FM", 253 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan20 03:00 The tropo has arrived! - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan20 03:00 Tr 90.5 WKAR East Lansing, MI, TOH ID, 264 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan20 02:59 Never had any Grand rapids TV since digital, but getting WWMT and subdecoding WOTV JJ in EN82 (
Jan20 02:43 Tr 107.3 WNWV Elyria, OH, Smooth Jazz Music, 195 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan20 02:30 Tr WNIR 100.1 Kent, OH new log ~145mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, mi (
Jan20 02:28 WGAR is in over WYCD now JJ in EN82 (
Jan20 02:20 Tr CKPC Brantford, ON "Jewel 92" ~150mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan20 02:13 WNCX in like the Tx is across the street, in HD JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan20 02:12 Tr CHCD "My FM" 98.9 Simcoe, ON New log JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan20 02:01 Tr 101.3 WNCO "Mid- Ohio Country" Ashland, Oh- 229 miles- Joshua buffalo, ny (FN02) (
Jan20 01:53 Tr 97.1 WGLQ "Magic 97" in - Christian Allendale (on way back to EN64) (
Jan20 01:49 Tr WDGG Ashland, KY Big Time with Whitney Allen show and local ads. 269 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan20 01:41 Tr 98.9 WSIP Paintsville, KY with High School Basketball - Stream Match - 304 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan20 00:39 CFPL 95.9 in over blowtorch CJWF Windsor JJ in EN82 (
Jan20 00:27 Tr WHOT 101.1 Youngstown OH, first log other than WRIF on 101.1!! Thanks for the tip Bill! JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan20 00:17 (could also be columbus off the back I suppose) JJ in EN82 (
Jan20 00:17 have something from the N/NE chewing on WDVD 96.3 now JJ in EN82 (
Jan20 00:11 Found a tiny little null in WOMC to the south, but it's not quiet enough JJ in EN82 (
Jan20 00:07 Tr WCVM Bronson MI in barely under WCSX 94.7! WCVM is 4KW @~116mi (new log) while WCSX is 13.5KW @ ~14mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan20 00:02 Tr 104.3 WOMC Detroit over local in car. Robb EN80 Columbus (
Jan20 00:02 Tr 104.3 WOMC Detroit over local in car. Robb EN80 Columbus (
Jan20 00:00 WBGV Marlette is beating in here at all angles...except for one tiny spot where WVKS is JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 23:53 Tr new log WRLM Canton, OH RF47 JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan19 23:51 WBKS Columbus Grove OH starting to eat away at local CIDR, also WZAK Cleveland starting to eat away at WDRQ JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, mi (
Jan19 23:34 oddly enough I can ONLY get WODC in off the back....Pointing directly at it makes WDRQ's IBOC too loud JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan19 23:32 Tr WODC 93.3 "The Bus" Columbus, OH @ ~190mi, in off the back! JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, mi (
Jan19 23:21 Starting to open to the east now, have CJBC 99.3 London in now JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan19 23:16 UGH!! I've been bamboozled!!! 103.1 is rebroadcasting 104.7 WIOT right now - because FLR translator on 103.1 rebroadcasts 104.7....which rebroadcasts w232ca...what a friggin mess!! JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 23:13 Best I can figure is WKVE or WHBR....neither have online streams or show what's playing JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 23:10 Hearing Avenged Sevenfold on 103.1 pointed SSW? JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan19 23:08 Tr WKYC Cleveland JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan19 23:03 Tr 107.7 WMMX Dayton OH with "Heathens" @~205mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan19 23:01 Tr WVFM 106.5 Kalamazoo off the back JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 22:59 Pretty crazy how loud WRTS is in right now JJ in E82 (
Jan19 22:58 errgg....CFPL-DT 10 in again. Also seeing weak video from the CLE franken-fm JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, Mi (
Jan19 22:58 Tr CFPL (
Jan19 22:52 Tr WRTS 103.7 Erie PA, ~175mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan19 22:51 Tr 103.7 WRTs (
Jan19 22:50 Tr WRQK 106.9 Youngstown OH with "Alive" by Pearl Jam, ~160mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan19 22:43 WKQZ Midland is in nice and loud (one of my fav stations) JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan19 22:37 West to about Grand Rapids. not getting much to the east. JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 22:37 south/southeast I meant... JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 22:37 Looks like i've got a wall to the north around Tawas City as usual. South/Southwest to Toledo/Cleveland JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 22:27 Tr New log 103.3 WQLB Tawas City "Hits FM" @ ~125mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan19 22:25 Tr WFUR 102.9 Grand Rapids over semi-local WWWW JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 22:18 ah and WLEW in there too (
Jan19 22:18 only WMUK and WDOK here on 102.1 JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 21:42 Tr 102.1 WIMT "T-102" Lima walking all over semi-local WMUK - Christian EN72 Kentwood, MI (
Jan19 21:36 Tr 94.9 WMMQ destroying GR94.9 at 44th and Eastern, within 10 miles of its stick - Christian EN72 Kentwood, MI (
Jan19 20:44 Tr 90.7/94.9/99.9 GR translators getting taken to town by WAUS, WMMQ, and WQQO respectively - Christian EN72 Kentwood, MI (
Jan19 20:38 Tr 88.1 WVPE phantom HD decode over local (non-HD) WYCE - Christian EN72 Kentwood, MI (
Jan19 20:35 Also have WTCM RDS decoding right now - Christian EN72 Kentwood, MI (
Jan19 20:30 Odd tropo in Kentwood. I've had 94.7/97.1/99.5 Indianapolis all in this afternoon and right now 101.9 WDEZ is in from Wausau, WI - Christian EN72 Kentwood, MI (
Jan19 19:48 Tr WTTS - 92.3 FM Bloomington, IN in like a local Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan19 19:42 Tr WJAA - Total Rock Radio 96.3 FM Seymour, IN Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan19 19:32 Tr WITZ 104.7 Jasper, IN in like a local. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan19 19:25 Tr WLBC-FM - 104.1 FM Muncie, IN in like a local. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan19 19:08 Tr 89.7 WKSU Kent, OH, "on WKSU", 190 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan19 18:36 No tropo here over 100 mi. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan19 18:33 APRS map seems a little facetious? JJ in EN82 (
Jan19 17:02 Tr 94.1 WNNF Cincinnati OH - Nash FM 94.1 and local ads. Fair to Good. 218 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 16:58 Tr 102.7 WEBN Cincinnati OH even with local WPZR 213 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 16:48 If you catch this week's broadcast of Glenn Hauser's 'World of Radio', Glenn gives a brief biography of Pat Dyer near the close of the program - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan19 16:36 Dayton is the best I can do…Looks like I'm just on the outside edge of this Tropo….. de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Jan19 15:43 Tr 99.1 WHKO Dayton, OHIO C/W Mx and K99.1 IDs RELOG de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan19 15:43 99.1 WHKO Dayton, OHIO C/W Mx and K99.1 IDs RELOG de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan19 15:28 Tr 93.3 WAKW Cincinnati, OH with wx and Star 93.3 ID - 214 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 15:22 Tr 103.3 WOLT Indianapolis, IN "Alt 103.3" ID into Alt Rock. 210 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 15:09 Tr 96.1 WQLK Richmond, IN "Kicks 96" Country Music 175 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 15:01 Band all over the place de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 15:01 Tr 94.1 WGFA Watseka, IL - Trading post show into TOH ID and News 237 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 14:43 Nice one Bill, WXCC gets out very well, they're frequent here about 300 miles to my east - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Jan19 14:39 Tr 96.5 WXCC Williamson,WV "Tri-State Coal Country" Country mx - 332 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 13:42 Tr 105.7 WYXB Indianapolis IN - mixing- 210 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan19 07:17 Tr (new) 90.7 WZIS Terre Haute, IN 1.4K-A 70.2 miles (through three other signals) Randy EM69wq (
Jan19 06:50 Not a lot going on. Pretty unsurprising conditions - En35 (
Jan19 06:46 Tr WKDQ - 99.5 FM Henderson, KY Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan19 06:37 Tr 103.3 KZCR Fergus Falls, MN 157 miles. Strong - En35 (
Jan19 06:35 Tr 102.5 KQIZ Wilmar, MN completely on top of local xlator. Haha. Also noted Duluth and northern MN stns enhanced - En35 (
Jan19 06:31 Tr New Log: WNNS - 98.7 FM Springfield, IL in like a local. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan19 06:21 Tr WHOP-FM - Lite 98.7 Hopkinsville, KY in like a local. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan19 05:52 Semi local 101.1 WAVV off the air again tonight; just recording for possible Ms for when I have time to listen./cdEL96 (
Jan19 01:47 Tr 103.3 KLOU St. Louis, MO (262 mi, 90 kW) over 100kw local with extended IBOC outage - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan19 01:45 SDR band visual showing IBOC all over the band from St. Louis - K4NBF (
Jan19 01:44 Tr 93.7 KSD St. Louis, MO (262 mi, 74 kW) HD and analog completely wiping out 3kw local stn - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan19 01:40 Tr 98.1 KYKY St. Louis, MO (262 mi, 90 kW) full stgh over 100kw local IBOC - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan19 01:37 Tr 99.1 KLJY Clayton, MO (262 mi, 100 kW) huge signal - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan19 01:35 Tr 100.5 WYMG Chatham, IL (300 mi, 50 kW) "Springfield's Classic Rock"- K4NBF EM66 (
Jan18 00:45 Tr 95.1 KICT "T-95" Wichita, KS good this eve. Jon EM28 Lawrence, KS (
Jan18 00:44 Tr 95.3 KDKD Clinton, MO "Today's New Hit Country" strong on car radio -- de Jon EM28 (
Jan17 18:24 ah, I searched for "michigan" instead of "MI" JJ in EN82 (
Jan17 18:24 I just tried to search for 50 entries by state (michigan) and got 0 results. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan17 17:38 FYI, the WTFDA FM database is coming together quite nicely. Will be good for next Es season - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan17 16:39 Jim, all I know is there is a member of living there, but he only shows up every now and then, and on one particular rx./cdEL96 (
Jan17 16:23 Does anyone know the name of any dxers in Honduras? Trying to get some info from SITAE (license authority there) - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan17 00:02 it would appear so. had a CTV Two LR logo. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan16 23:47 Is CKNX Still analog? Joshua FN02 (
Jan16 22:40 ah, that'd be WJW in all around it. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan16 22:37 a little further north and CKNX seems like its being distorted by a digital signal JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan16 22:36 Tr CFPL-DT 10 London, and CKNX-TV 8 Wingham JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan16 22:28 seems to be opening to my west, losing a lot of the easterly stuff. WWDK is in pretty loud off the back. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan16 22:25 trying for Toronto, don't think i'm going to make it. JJ in EN82 (
Jan16 22:23 Tr CKOT 101.3 Tillsonburg, ON in @ ~120mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan16 22:21 Tr CKNX 101.7 Wingham, ON in @ ~145mi, weak to fair with WHZZ in loud off the back @ ~60mi JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan16 22:13 re 21:58: meant to say WKJC JJ in EN82 (
Jan16 22:08 CFGX Sarnia is in louder than i've ever seen at any of my previous locations. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan16 22:03 ah! figured it out!!~W284BQ is still using W232CA OTA as it's source! W284BQ is relaying CKSY right now. W284BQ and W232CA are roughly 6 air miles apart!! JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan16 21:58 now W284BQ is in over top of CHIR, but also receiving CHIR in HD occasionally over the translator JJ in EN82 (
Jan16 21:55 CHIR Woodstock, WIOT Toledo, WJKC Tawas City all annihilating 16mi local W284BQ - no sign of it in any direction. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Jan16 15:09 Detroit stations are in strong here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan16 14:45 Tr CKOT 101.3 Tillsonburg, Ontario- 104 miles- Joshua FN02 (
Jan16 04:49 Wish I could recommend a model, but mebbe the gang here has ideas./cd (
Jan16 04:47 ....(continued) Vegas could be decoded with an amplified indoor antenna./cdEL96 (
Jan16 04:46 Yak---don't quote me, but just maybe, from your qth, DT RF 2 Las (
Jan16 03:22 Of course I live in an apartment - roof antenna w/ rotor and preamp *NOT* allowed! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan16 03:22 [2333] Thanks. Maybe I'll buy in the next month or two. Then find some small antenna to hook up. Worth checking DTV 2-6 when the 6m map is bleeding red! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan16 02:51 I really believe that someone who dedicates his life to researching and sharing this part of the hobby really needs to be honored. (
Jan16 02:49 By the way. I have Emailed the Board Members of the Central States VHF Society requesting that they need to come up with an Honor of some sort for Pat WA5IYX (
Jan16 02:47 I think I have seen one (Zenith) here in AZ at a thrift store. What's one more antique in the pile? de dwi (
Jan16 02:38 $35 used (in quantity). nobody would bid ... Mike (
Jan16 02:25 **Manual Tuning** is the feature you want, if you can't get that particular model./cd (
Jan16 02:25 I vouch for the Zenith/Insignia. I have three of them, althouh one is for the dining room TV; just locals./cdEL96 (
Jan16 01:47 For that much for the Zenith, I think I will put my spare RCA on E-Bay to the highest bidder $$$$$ :) de dwi/7 (
Jan16 01:36 That converter box is a champ. I own the insignia version. En35 (
Jan16 01:34 Yakima - I have a long list of joys and accomplishments in this hobby going free, used or cheap.... :) de ka5dwi/7 (
Jan15 23:33 Yak: click Amazon link. 900/901 both there ... Mike (
Jan15 23:09 2 converters which are the brands I don't want. I'd rather go straight to the best boxes - the Zenith DTT900 and 901. Most common boxes among DTV DXers. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 21:45 Take a VCR and connect it via RF. At least you can check channels 3-4. If they work, that's a good start ... Mike (
Jan15 21:41 I guess it is possible, though, to take some video source with you, and see if the TV sees that. That will be a good indication--Frank M. (
Jan15 21:40 [18:01] Though there's no possible way to check an analog TV and see if it's actually working, it's more likely than years ago, because people nowadays give up perfectly functional ones which have no signals they can pick up--Frank M. (
Jan15 20:23 Yakima - neighbors are good sources for stuff. My widow next door neighbor gave me 2 converters (RCA and Magnavox) when she moved de dwi/7 (
Jan15 20:12 I had a 19 inch Sylvania that I was disappointed when after 15 years it went south. I would always check them out before you buy so at least you will get a few years of life. (
Jan15 20:09 JAW - Look around for Estate & Garage sales. I would stick to small screen although my 32" Sharp is still clear. de dwi (
Jan15 20:09 If they were actually on pattern, I figured they beam less than 40w at me. N8NU (
Jan15 20:07 I'd love to put up a small antenna and have a converter box in my room, to try for DT Es. There's quite a few targets - KHSV 2, KHME 2, KDLO 3, KNOP 2, etc > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 20:07 [02:31] After this many years, that would be cool, but getting WTSP-DRT 4 Hernando FL made up for it. N8NU (
Jan15 20:05 I have two VCRs that NEED to go to recycling. But the nearest location is 6-7 mi away. My apartment doesn't believe in recycling which is BS. Only garbage to the landfill > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 18:41 Your right cd; even the repair shop don't want to repair it because they can no longer obtain new replacement parts. It will be going to the Public Works electronics recycling center. This 20" will cost me a $20 fee. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan15 18:36 I am sorry I disposed of my VHF Tropo tapes from Texas. I could at least reminisce. :) de ka5dwi/7 in no tropoland (
Jan15 18:01 JAW, you are much better off financially buying a new set, or a used one at a flea market/yard sale, than to pay for repairs./cdEL96 (
Jan15 17:19 Back of set shows model CTN-2061S-3 manufactured in April 1991 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan15 17:13 My vintage 1991 Panasonic 20" CRT color TV from Sears is kaput. Weak color and no sound. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan15 14:22 so far here in AZ, the multi hop Es really is exciting on 6 Meters. Love to see if it happens on higher freqs de dwi (
Jan15 14:19 [18:40] That was a good thing about TX was the Tropo and being in the center of the US. DE dwi (
Jan15 07:12 Tr WVNO-FM - 106.1 FM Mansfield, OH is in like a local.Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan15 04:41 And that was because co-RF-channel-13 WPEC was accidentally off!/cd (
Jan15 04:40 Here in south FL, since the shutoff, I have had WEDU a total of one time...>>>/cdEL96 (
Jan15 02:45 I bet he does Yakima, at least you could watch WEDU for hours via Tropo in the Analog year before the DTV switch - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan15 02:31 [0000] But now, seven years past 6/12/09, don't you miss the 50 logs of WEDU every year? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 00:02 DTV gave me the chance to start DXing again, and the analog shutoff is when the fun really began. Still waiting to see Brazil. N8NU (
Jan15 00:00 I for one GOT BACK INTO tv dx when I was able to buy a digital TV. WEDU for the umpteenth time every umpteenth summer lost its novelty........ (
Jan14 22:12 [18:33] Seriously, wanna L.A., where IBOC thrives, would the MR 78 really help? Wouldn't it just amplify the hiss? Ha ha./cdEL96 (
Jan14 18:51 Will be 52 in a few days, never smoked, on a quest to drop 40 lbs to get down to a healthy weight. I wanna be around for awhile to DX. :) -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan14 18:40 de dwi, You lived in a good Tropo DX spots in Austin, Houston, FtWorth TX. In AZ guess there is no Tropo to be found. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 18:33 Actually KA3JAW, I was living in Jersey, New Milford in Bergen County, could DX quite well with a Grundig 1001 portable, as the NYC stations were not so over-powering, now here in Sherman Oaks, LA FMs are stronger, needed an MR78 (
Jan14 18:26 Sorry.. Didn't live in NJ. From Austin, Houston, FtWorth TX, now near Prescott AZ de dwi (
Jan14 18:23 KA5DWI: Where did you live in NJ? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 18:15 I'll be 65 in May. First FM DX June 10, 1968; from Bakersfield, KPET-FM Lamesa TX; top 40 (AM was on 690.) . Nice TX/OK/KS/NE/SD opening that lasted two and a half hours. $15 deaf Lloyd's transistor radio. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jan14 17:47 I have always been a radio nut. Started with a 6 transistor radio listening to WHO, WLW, KDKA, WLS,WSM so forth and so on. de dwi (
Jan14 17:44 65 in July here, retired early 2 1/2 years ago. I was in between marriages then (picture). Refurnishing the house. hi hi de dwi (
Jan14 17:37 Well KA5DWI, will be 65 next month, when I lived in NJ, noticed action alot on 2-and-3 late50s, early 60s, remember getting WABG in Mississippi, had FM tropo in 1967, first E on FM in August 1969, was certainly hooked. Now in Sherman Oaks, still hoping for my first HD on FM (
Jan14 17:33 Well KA5DWI, will be 65 next month, when I lived in NJ, noticed action alot on 2-and-3 late50s, early 60s, remember getting WABG in Mississippi, had FM tropo in 1967, first E on FM in August 1969, was certainly hooked. Now in Sherman Oaks, still hoping for my first HD on FM (
Jan14 16:37 I got hooked on radio dxing but I didn't know it was called anything, just liked what the experience was like. Veteran dxer or just a radio nerd? Hmm... - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan14 16:36 Prior to that, before I was a teen, my oldest brother (10 yrs older) and uncle were NCAA mens bb nuts, they listened to AM radio at night for games. They were dxers and didn't know it - de JimT/MO (
Jan14 16:35 Garry was into electronics (not really a dxer), cleaned up the radio and we found out it could pick up stations! - de JimT/MO (
Jan14 16:34 The uncle had been in the military in Germany and bought the radio overseas, gave it to Garry (my HS buddy) when the uncle came home - de JimT/MO (
Jan14 16:33 02:21 - I'm 61 and discovered FM dxing when I was 15, courtesy of a HS buddy that acquired a Phillips tube radio from his uncle - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan14 16:30 03:57 dwi photo......what, no cleaning lady??? :-) - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan14 15:20 [03:57] I quit cold-turkey 4 years later after I remarried. Then had 1,000's of dollars of dental surgeries/work. Started running to clear out the yuk. 2 knee surgeries... hi hi de dwi (
Jan14 15:00 [03:57] Surprised my shack didn't go up in flames. The US map listed CH 2,3 & 6 TV Stations for easy ID. de ka5dwi "Go Es" (
Jan14 12:55 East coast US active with Ms/Es this morning - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 06:10 reading all of you guys recent post here, i have to say all of you are DXing veterans :-) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 05:07 [03:57] Heavy smoking here was stopped by 5 cardiac stents and a pacemaker ... Mike (
Jan14 04:46 If you search the Wayback Machine/Internet Archive, I believe almost all, if not all of Jeff Kadet's DX photos are intact. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan14 04:37 [02:19] that's nice of him to send you cd - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 04:23 [02:21] yes cd you qualify as veteran DXer. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 04:16 It was nice to reminisce. We should always be glad to have experienced the joys of this hobby. Pat had a good time despite his health and enjoyed sharing it with us. de ka5dwi (
Jan14 03:57 This was my shack back then. Heavy smoker too. de dwi (
Jan14 03:57 That opening was the closest I came to a heart attack from operating DX. Sunday night I couldn't talk. de ka5dwi (
Jan14 03:55 That was the same year that Larry/Sherman Oaks CA had Jacksonville FL FMs via 2xEs. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan14 03:50 1987 was a hell of a DX year. I worked 2M Es to the west coast and the east coast at the same time. de dwi (
Jan14 03:48 I have 2 analog TVs and 2 HDTV, plus 2 HDTV Converters, 3 VHS player/recorders, 3 DVD players (no bluray) and a PC DVD recorder. ots of old stuff :) de dwi (
Jan14 03:39 That is why I monitor this log. A confirmed logging here can be applied to 2 Meters when and if the Es MUF gets to 144 MHz. de dwi (
Jan14 03:37 I am praying for some 2 Meter Es. In DFW TX I worked 44 states, Canada, Cuba and Mexico @ 144MHz. de dwi (
Jan14 03:32 I look foward to putting this cheap SDR-RTL to work this spring. I really enjoyed watching the waterfall the last FMBC Es opening last August de dwi (
Jan14 03:31 Yes stopped TV DXing when Mexico went UHF HDTV. Still caught some Canadian. (
Jan14 03:27 Believe it or not, I still don't have an HDTV in my house. Never saw any reason to upgrade. Cable box works decently, but I seldom watch TV anymore. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 03:26 I finally gave up TV DX around 1999 or so and focused entirely on FM and AM afterwards. Got to be too much of a pain to disconnect the cable box. Then the whole HDTV debacle. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 03:24 I also remember after WJW-8 switched to Fox in 1995 or so, I used to love watching the horror films they'd air Friday and Saturday nights, which were my nights off at the time. Lake scatter was my friend in 1996! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 03:22 It has been a lot of fun doing this. I enjoyed working NJ and NY on 80M CW a week ago. de ka5dwi operating as K3Y/7 (
Jan14 03:22 My farthest west were KTVS-3 Sterling, CO in 1987, and KENW-3 Portales, NM in 1991. One of my closest Es was KIMT-3 Mason City, IA in 1995. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 03:20 Used to have a binder crammed full of test patterns I'd drawn from what I'd seen on TV in 1984; no idea what became of that :( de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 03:20 My best TV catch was CFCN Calgary AB in Houston in 1974. Cleveland OH on FMBC about 1990 de dwi (
Jan14 03:19 I also remember how I could usually see WILX-10 Lansing, MI in the morning but not the rest of the day. Also used to wonder why I could get WBNS-10 Columbus, OH only on Sunday mornings. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 03:18 70CM 1988, first day AO13. 6M F2 1989. FMDXing in car 1988. 2m overland tropo DX record 2003 de dwi (
Jan14 03:17 My first Es was probably 1984 or 1985 with KBTX-3 Bryan, TX. My first tropo was 1983 with WVIZ-25 Cleveland. As an 8 year old in SE Michigan, I remember thinking "Wow, that's FAR!" de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 03:10 Ham 1979. HF CW mostly on 10 Meters. 2 Meter SSB 1982, first Es 7/1982. 6M in 6/1987 and worked the greatest Es opening 2 weeks later. de dwi (
Jan14 03:08 First Es in Florida 1970. CBer in 1970.. more Es and F2. 1974 TV Dxing. Moved to DFW TX 1978. (
Jan14 03:08 First Es in Florida 1970. CBer in 1970.. more Es and F2. 1974 TV Dxing. Moved to DFW TX 1978. (
Jan14 03:05 More tropo in Austin when KCEN signed off on cable and NewOrleans would show up. SWL in 1964. de dwi (
Jan14 03:03 I got you all beat :). 64 years young... I hope. MW DXer 1961, First TV DX in 1962 Tropo on rabbit ears. de ka5dwi/7 AZ (
Jan14 02:50 I see K1MOD's Website is a dead link now also; sad, as he had hundreds of pix of his TV DX catches from over the years, including the only capture of WIHT-31 Ann Arbor that I'm aware of. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 02:46 As a child, I used to love seeing the different TV logos, and also watching the different SSB videos at sign on and sign off. Also enjoyed listening to the booth announcers, as I wanted to be one back then. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 02:45 I may be considered a veteran, as I discovered TV DX in 1983. Dabbled in AM a bit around 1990-1991, but really focused on it 2000. FM came in 1994. So, been DXing most of my life. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan14 02:23 That was 1975 btw./cd (
Jan14 02:23 I think I still have a tape of CJBC AM 860 Toronto as DX from here, but fidelity is hardly YouTube worthy./cd (
Jan14 02:21 I'm 57, and "discovered" TV and AM DX in the 60s, and FM in 1974. I guess I qualify. :) /cd (
Jan14 02:19 am, if it helps any, Danny and his family sent me a nice homemade 8.5 x 11 Christmas card in a manila envelope./cdEL96 (
Jan14 01:19 and try to help him access this website again. It would be great to have these veteran dxing pioneers here posting again. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 01:10 Ed Phelps used to post here but he he had trouble getting onto this website. I need to find out what problem he was having with this website - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 00:43 His record will be broken with autologgers but it will be very hard to break that record manually. Not impossible but very hard indeed - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 00:40 Ed Phelps in Kentucky is another veteran DXer with the DXing record 750+ DTV logs that may never be broken because he, got those logs manually without fancy autologgers - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 23:56 Danny Oglethorpe in. shevport another veteran DXer. He has not posted here for a while but he does lstill logs into the WTFDA forums from time to time - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 18:08 Just read into all the more recent logs on here in my absence- absolutely Devastating to hear of Pat's loss... I am without words. -- Dan EN50MM (
Jan13 17:01 Just posted a little memorial to Pat on my Blog de ka5dwi (
Jan13 16:07 Do anymore I meant :p (
Jan13 16:07 I have written over 10 papers/blog postings about Es, plus a few presentations. I don't know if 7I will ever do anyone, but if I do I will credit Pat for the love of doing this. de art ka5dwi/7 az (
Jan13 16:06 [1530] Mike Glass is one - amfmtvdtvbra EM40 (
Jan13 16:02 Hey Tim-EM86, do that in your thesis for Pat. I wish I could have done the same but I ran out of time when the YL said to get my butt back to work (HS Math teacher). de ka5dwi/7 (
Jan13 15:55 [15:30] Jim Thomas and Mike-CT are also veteran Dxers among us now - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 15:50 I hope the DX gods grant us all a San Antonio opening this summer...whether 1x or 2xEs. In honor of Pat. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 15:48 [1530] Frank Merrill? Andy Bolin? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 15:40 Sad to hear pat is no longer with us-i pray God's peace for him, his remaining family members and for those of you who knew him. I hope he had a good life- thank you Jim for taking time to check. John Corning NY (
Jan13 15:32 I've never met Pat, just learned a lot from him via this website. Saddens me to hear of his passing. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jan13 15:30 He was the Earthly VHF DX God. So who is the most veteran among us now? Tim EM86 (
Jan13 15:28 Every time I got San Antonio on TV or FM (which was and is frequent here) I would always think of Pat.Tim EM86 (
Jan13 15:26 I can't believe the news on Pat's passing. And just when I was going to cite some of his work for my own Master's Thesis!! I'm literally teary eyed. I never met him but yet I knew him thanks to this site. Tim EM86 (
Jan13 13:23 ONE more time! [06:23] Ian's posted here before, but it's been a while. -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan13 13:22 Try this again... [06:23] Ian (
Jan13 13:22 [06:23] iAN' (
Jan13 12:54 The average IQ was at least 150 at that conference (
Jan13 12:51 He and one other Ham is why I call the Central States VHF Society Conference the worlds largest Nerd convention. de ka5dwi (
Jan13 12:50 This comment is only in paying my highest respect and admiration for Pat's work....... (
Jan13 12:34 Sure...Was worried not hearing from him last few weeks...He was always willing to help anyone understand propagation on the VHF-UHF bands...esv (
Jan13 12:27 Hey Sam, next time we have double hop Es between us, let's call it a Dyer E Opening. 73 Art KA5DWI dm34 az (
Jan13 12:16 Sorry to hear of Pat's passing away...Learn a whole lot of VHF-UHF prop from him and we have lost a great person...He will be missed RIP Pat...kd4esv el87 (
Jan13 11:56 Relay here or ka5dwi at yahoo if you are in the area today. de dwi (
Jan13 11:54 BR AZ, I will be at the YC Jeep Posse bldg between 2-4pm for a YARC board meeting today. DE KA5DWI (
Jan13 11:50 make that 2010. Presented 6 year in 2011. (
Jan13 11:49 When I wrote my 5 year study on Es in 2009 (CSVHFS), the first person I sent it too was Pat, then Emil Pocock. de dwi (
Jan13 11:46 Sorry to hear about Pat. I suspected the worse. Sad thing about our hobby is we are losing many pioneers now. de art ka5dwi (
Jan13 08:45 If I knew somebody who would let me set up a DX station at their place and put up towers etc. then maybe I'd do it, but I know nobody like that within "counting" distance of Macomb--Frank M. (
Jan13 08:28 07:31--Not worth the tens of thousands of dollars it would cost me to have a remote receiver, towers, phasing, and rent--Frank M. (
Jan13 08:22 Returned from Miami the 11th of Jan and all of the 12th was a busy day dropping a friend off in Chicago. It's hard to keep up the DXing hobby when I've become so occupied by other tasks at college... -- Dan EN50MM (
Jan13 08:18 Stale Tr 102.1 "T-102" WIMT Lima, Ohio 245 miles (LEXINGTON, IL to Lima, Ohio) in-car 12 Jan 2100 UTC -- Dan EN50MM (
Jan13 07:31 I get 220 mi Tr scatter all the time here - Vancouver BC. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 07:31 Frank - Remote DX! Remote DX! Keep a working receiver in Macomb, run it via the web. You don't need to DX through Chicago IBOC. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 07:17 There are still a handful of stations approaching 300 miles that I can get on daily tropo scatter, such as North Vernon IN on 106.1 and KGBI-100.7--Frank M. (
Jan13 07:16 Yak, it's nice to see some young blood still in this hobby. I will teach my kids of this. They may not appreciate it as I do but they will know. En35 (
Jan13 07:15 and one fantastic 4-hour skip opening could involve a couple hundred hours of work--Frank M. (
Jan13 07:14 I'd consider starting with SDR if I was going to be here more than two skip seasons (absolute max.) and it didn't require 4,000 to 5,000 hours of work just to downsize enough to move... (
Jan13 07:11 In Chicago [city] almost all frequencies are covered by locals, suburban stations, or IBOC. A really stupendous opening might give me St. Louis or LaCrosse--Frank M. (
Jan13 07:10 ...also I'm going to be in a CONDO and impossible to have outdoor antennas when I've been used to phasing on FM, etc--Frank M. (
Jan13 07:08 ...from a location where "SPECTACULAR DX" won't even measure to what I could get on Tropo every day from here... (
Jan13 07:07 [05:36] After experiencing some of the best DX ever experienced by human beings (especially 1986-1990 in Macomb), no point starting ALL OVER AGAIN from scratch... (
Jan13 06:55 A WTFDA membership waa my present for my fifteenth birthday. NU (
Jan13 06:53 I had just turned 6 when I was just fascinated to see WTOL-11 on a 22" black and white Zenith in Detroit, not realizing it was only 58 miles. N8NU (
Jan13 06:24 And there are young ham operators here and there, mostly later teens and early 20s, but I recall hearing a 12-year-old ham on 20m a few years ago. And it was *not* for Kids Day or Field Day! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 06:23 We are all getting older, but there are a few young ones that have decided not to spend 12 hours on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram a day. Dan in IL (normally Georgia) is a freshman in college. Over on WTFDA there's a teen DXer named Ian, from Janesville WI. 15 or 16 yrs old. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 06:17 [0536] Absolutely. Time for another memorial WebSDR/remote DTV receiver in Macomb, in memory of Jeff Kadet! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 05:39 If you want to continue to use Analog FM Tuners that is still good for DX also. I am still using a few Analog FM tuners to DX with - amfmtvdtvbrla, ,EM40 (
Jan13 05:36 Don't give up DXing Frank. The SDR's are very good with Tropo and Es. I am starting to learn how to get the AirSpy to reject overload. There are DXers here ME Included that will help you with this new way of DXing - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 05:23 And that signal was extremely weak barely audible but was lucky I could make out an over the air ID - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 05:20 The only Illinois FM station I have received via,Tropo is 94.7 KSHE in Crestwood, MO & that is,the farthest north signal I have received via Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 05:11 I Think it may have been very elevated high up narrow duct that I could not tap into I may be wrong - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 05:06 brla, I'm not at all convinced there was any DX over you, other than maybe routine Tropo. It was *ALL* (100%) toward Texas, and nothing at all was affected closer than DFW, and it was narrow--Frank M. (
Jan13 05:03 (huh? How did that happen?)--Frank M. (
Jan13 05:02 [04:07] I remember that opening Frank. I was shocked on how that DX was going over my area and I did not receive a peep of DX that night - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 05:02 Rhode Island was a secondary possibility. I was looking at (
Jan13 04:44 LOL, I meant to say "entertained the IDEA". Sometimes my thoughts race ahead of my fingers. :) -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan13 04:43 I think it's safe to say we are all getting older... I'm 32 and stating to notice pains in places I didn't before. En35 (
Jan13 04:41 So, taking that into account, any sort of FM antenna I rig up HAS to be indoors. I've entertained the antenna of rigging up some sort of T-shaped apparatus onto which I can tack a 6-foot dipole. But I haven't yet figured out what sort of base I could set it inside to rotate. A painter's pole, maybe? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan13 04:37 My current apartment is on the ground floor, simply because of the fact that, at age 51 (I'll be 52 next Wednesday), my knees are already starting to give me problems, and getting up and down stairs is becoming a chore. I thank (or blame) the genes on my dad's side of the family for that. :( -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan13 04:23 Stopping for now (except for any responses)...back to topic, hi!!!--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:22 Handicap access is "hedging my chances for a long future" as it can happen. Chicago is LOADED with these kind of places--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:21 Going for a condo, NOT ON GROUND FLOOR (so I can keep drapes open; and less chance of thieves), and handicap access "just in case" - so elevator is required--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:20 Oddly and VERY surprisingly, I still checked Ann Arbor for curiosity...and I was *VERY* surprised to see that they had very few (or NONE) of the type of properties I was looking for!!--Frank M (
Jan13 04:17 I apologize for the sociopolitical sidesteps here; back to topic. (I really feel terrible that Ann Arbor is "lost.")--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:17 Those laws are being passed with the SOLE purpose of discrimination against LGBT people, which could be deadly--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:15 Because, now, even the Supreme Court can't be relied on, with Trump or Pence appointees, to reverse the most egregious discrimination that states may pass, such as Freedom of Religion laws--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:14 [04:06] Ann Arbor was the SURE destination until November 8. Under no circumstance will I ever live in any state that's "all Republican" (like Michigan) or in "danger" of going there--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:12 Oh...or Fernando Garcia...who of course had a local on 2--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:11 Unless Jim Pizzi had gulf Tr to Florida, it's not wide enough for any other DX'ers to meet this, though SATX to Miami is close to that--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:09 Oops 1163 miles---Frank M (
Jan13 04:08 Records aren't handy, but because I'm a mile farther than Jeff was, do I have the record for Channel 2 tropo (XEFB) in that opening?--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:07 Yak, your comment the other day, it was actually May 26, 2012 when Jeff and I "cleaned out" the Monterrey analogs at 1,173 miles, around 0400 Central--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:06 That's surprising, Frank. In one of our conversations last year, I was getting the impression that you were wanting to go back to Ann Arbor -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan13 04:06 [01:42 "Perhaps So..."] I look sporadically, I probably would have seen this all tomorrow night or Saturday--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:03 ...California on 12/27, initially, which only confirmed it to be ABSOLUTELY not affordable in anyplace that's good--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:03 Rhode Island was a secondary possibility. I was looking at (
Jan13 04:01 And even the "best" part of the City, for that matter. As recently as 12/26 I was SURE that I was going to move to New Jersey--Frank M. (
Jan13 04:00 Funny how my coast-to-coast research (and Canada as well, which is utterly impossible without entirely selling my soul) ended up settling on the closest place--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:59 Furthermore, re: Chicago, my roommate-to-be likes northeast Chicago more than any other place ON EARTH (that he's been to)--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:57 K1MOD/Jeff had to be airlifted to Peoria, in fact, and it's possible that contributed to him dying--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:54 Am typing all this between mouthfuls of tom yum soup. At least you can get Thai food in Macomb--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:53 Other things...I'm almost 70...if I ever need a wheelchair at this place, and can't drive, I'd have no access inside or out. Probable scenario, statistically, in next 10 years--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:51 A local friend (a ham, in fact), has said "don't even THINK of having a heart attack in Macomb"--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:50 Not to mention I found out Tuesday about yet another friend DYING because of having to be airlifted to a larger city (Evansville IN to Indianapolis)--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:49 [03:45] I'd rather have things to do in the neighborhood, instead of driving hundreds of miles to do any cool city stuff, than DX - and my probable roommate would NEVER move to Macomb--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:48 Everything that's likely is actually north of, or on, Devon Avenue--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:47 I put this page together over 16 years ago so Pat and Jeff, and few others had a place to share there loggings and VHF Broadcast DX Knowledge. I wasn't even into FM Dx at that time, I was a SWL. I got into FM Dx because of them. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan13 03:45 Frank - You CAN'T leave Macomb. EVER! It's the best DX spot in the state of Illinois! ;) > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 03:44 Looking exclusively in Rogers Park, West Ridge, Edgewater for those of you familiar with Chicago; all in the far northeast of the City--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:44 I wish I could have met Pat Dyer. He seemed like a very down to earth guy. And anyone who has logged WA on FM via double-hop is cool to me! (He logged my semi-local KFAE Richland back in literally the stone age) > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 03:43 I will have no reason to DX from there (but may still try to keep enough here to have the *2018* summer season here), but I'll be paying attention to DX and DX'ers for the rest of my life--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:39 This tends to be my busiest time of the year. Putting my sales list together, but also (indeed) heavily researching Chicago options for relocation; I look at a few this time next week--Frank M. (
Jan13 03:38 Yes I'm still here. BAD NEWS, indeed, I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan13 03:30 Wow, have been off the page all day and just saw the sad news here. This is devastating! Pat, you will missed! Rest In Peace my friend! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan13 03:21 Frank is OK. Just got an email from him. He was sorry to hear about the loss. He said he is researching moving to Chicago and his dx days might be over. FYI - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan13 02:53 [01:42] good point Rick. Always good to check just in case. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 02:40 Just sent an email to Frank Merrill to check in on him, also let him know about Pat - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan13 01:42 's passing by now. My most recent e-mail from Frank was on Dec. 8th -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan13 01:42 [01;24] Perhaps so, but I would've thought that he would've at least kept up on reading this board in that time, and would've made a comment about Pat (
Jan13 01:25 real sad ... de JR4ENY/1 Awa (
Jan13 01:24 Rick, During Es off season Frank Merrill post less,with long gaps in days of weeks between posts - amfmtvdtvbra. Em40 (
Jan13 01:11 And I hate to bring this up at a time like this, but...has anyone heard from Frank Merrill lately? HIS most recent post to this board was also on Dec. 17th, nearly an hour after Pat's last one -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan13 00:47 WHAT PAT TOLD ME: "Something that I was likely considered to be in 1957-58" " Artie in Ohio A (
Jan13 00:45 Pat was also a prolific and avid amateur astronomer as an child. He sent me this link when I told him an old 2nd grade classmate considered me a "Space Nut" in class. Artie in Ohio (
Jan13 00:31 PAT told me this about the house next door: "The adjacent-east house here since 1981 has been a rental property. I could easily write volumes on the numerous occupants and the conflicts with RFI (to and from) and other matters. A few incidents escalated to having the SAPD becoming involved." (
Jan13 00:23 Pat was considering building that remote receiver site near DeHanis which would have been in Western Medina County as I recall from his email. Artie in Ohio (
Jan13 00:19 Pats last Tropo log was Dec17 06:09 utc 92.7 KTRX and it was new his first1st Oklahoma catch on 92.7. - amfmtvdtvbrla.EM40 (
Jan13 00:15 Looks like they do. Good! ... Mike (
Jan13 00:14 I did read it after the fact, but I don't know if they take donations on a memorial basis ... Mike (
Jan12 23:51 Mike, see KA3JAW post at 22:49 utc, - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40st 22:49 utc, - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 23:51 Too young. Heart disease is such a bastard. En35 (
Jan12 23:50 ike, see KA3JAW post at 22:49 utc, - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 23:50 Mike, see KA3JAW post 22:49 utc, - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 23:47 Justin, he was almost 70. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan12 23:42 Maybe Pat left a will to give his DX equipment & antennas to the DX community for use in E-Skip research - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 23:40 Anyone know his age? En35 (
Jan12 23:40 I was thinking about contacting (where Pat's site is) about keeping it alive, but don't want to risk them deactivating it ... Mike (
Jan12 23:34 I hope to talk with Pat's other neighbor soon & also see if there's any way he can help us get Pat's equipment through the auction or some other means. Since he was in contact with Pat the most, he might have info about Pat's wishes & legal things. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan12 23:31 So sad to hear of Pat's passing. RIP. I learned so much from him. Loved his posts. Robb EN80 CMH (
Jan12 23:31 Eastern Medina County would be too close to San Antonio's IBOC and stations. Artie, perhaps it was Western Medina County? Hondo is the county seat and quite a ways from S.A...much better DX. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 23:29 [2308] estate sale. Wish I could head to San Antonio. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 23:25 I would also like to help guys. I check this site daily. En35 (
Jan12 23:18 Pat Dyer remote receiver sounds like a fantastic memorial. Will contribute time & money if we can find a kind Texan to host. I have a remote recv, not hard to setup for FM - K4NBF (
Jan12 23:17 23:08 what if we all chip in and donate some money to buy his antennas and equipment at that public auction via PayPal - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 23:16 So sad to see this. Few if any on earth who have devote the time & energy to this peculiar fascination we share - Bryce K4NBF (
Jan12 23:08 Since Pat did not have next of kin, his property will sold at a public auction. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 23:08 23:03 and deacate it to Pat as in it is what he would have wanted the equipment and antennas to help his Friends in the DXing hobby - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 23:03 22:38 if Jim-F in interested in having a remote DX site he might be able to purchase Pats antenna farm at his home and his DX equipment and use that for the remote site. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 23:01 Thank you Jim for your help. RIP Pat. We will miss you! Hope you're chasing skip wherever you are. En35 (
Jan12 22:59 I also have no words. I'm heartbroken. I hope he knows how much we appreciated his help and his posts. This is a big blow to the dx world :(. En35 (
Jan12 22:49 I just made a donation to Pat's website provider to keep his homepage active for a year - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 22:48 Thanks Jim-F for checking on Pat and doing what a great friend does. May he rest in peace - amfmtvvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 22:47 About six months ago Pat told me he was considering building a rempte site in Eastern Medina county... Artie in Ohio (
Jan12 22:46 About six months ago, Pat told me he was considering building a remote site in eastern Medina County (
Jan12 22:46 Thanks for checking on Pat and doing what a great friend does. May he rest in peace - amfmtvvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 22:46 June 2012 - This wasn't the same event that Frank Merrill received Monterrey analogs via Tr? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 22:38 Yes, I was also so worried about my friend Pat I was thinking about calling the SAPD and asking them to do a welfare check on him last night. THANK YOU JIM-F FOR CHECKING! Artite in Ohio (
Jan12 22:38 I know one of his goals pre-death was to build a remote site away from SA city limits. Wonder if Jim can try to do that as a goal? There's so much IBOC in town, that a remote base in Boerne or somewhere even further would be nice. Kind of like those WebSDRs but for VHF. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 22:37 Yes, I was also so worried about my friend Pat I was thinking about calling the SAPD and asking them to do a, welfare check last night. THANK YOU FOR CHECKING! Artite in Ohio (
Jan12 22:36 21:01-am I too was lucky enough to share a 2 am tropo event back in June 2012 to the east coast of FL. (Cape Canaveral) area. A fun night. I will miss him. Mike-La (
Jan12 22:11 Jim-F, I think I speak for all of us, when I say we appreciate your going beyond the call of duty, getting all the information on Pat./cdEL96 (
Jan12 22:01 The information that is on his website is very important not just for DXERS only but it can help the scientific research into E-Skip - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 21:52 This is so sad. He not only would send email, but links and such to his accomplishments. Prayers for his family./cdEL96 (
Jan12 21:36 His first Es log was WAIQ-2 in AL...quite short at 740 mi, logged 8/1959. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 21:32 de N8UUP Bill ENi82 (
Jan12 21:22 Ditto what KA3JAW said - his huge collection of DXing materials, receivers, videos, and miscellaneous should be placed in an archive with WTFDA, or with someone like Jim or Artie. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 21:18 [2032] Nah, just wanted to get another new FM station for the log! How many stations did he have in his log - 3000 ish? Still an amazing number. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 21:16 His VHF propagation knowledge was immense. Taught a lot of us good lessons on the DX hobby. And he taught us that summer's not the only time to receive excellent Es, with that ch 13 MUF opening he had in February 1977. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 21:14 The ultimate DXer is gone. Pat will be missed by everyone on this log. But I'm sure he's logging loads of stuff up in heaven with Jeff Kadet. RIP my friend. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan12 21:06 This is sad and depressing news. Pat was an good friend and an AM-FM TV GOD! I LOCATED HIM again about six years ago. (
Jan12 21:02 My oldest brother died of a sudden MI in 2011. I outlived the age he was last week. MI is very scary N8NU (
Jan12 21:01 My friend Pat is gone. :-( I will be so lonely not seeing his posts here keeping me company when I DX late into the early morning hours. amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 21:00 I had talked to him in person during the 1985 WTFDA convention in N'awlins. I'm on his right in the convention photo. NU (
Jan12 20:59 N8NU: You beat me to it. He had a wealth of knowledge - some probably understood only by him - but it needs to be kept alive ... Mike (
Jan12 20:58 Bad news and (unfortunately) kinda expected. Makes you think of your own mortality too ... Mike (
Jan12 20:57 Somebody has to mirror all of that history he has on the net before his server accounts lapse N8NU (
Jan12 20:56 I am so heartbroken to hear that Pat has died. I learned so much about DXing from him. - amdmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan12 20:50 I just hope Pat had an active 'Will' to have all his DX materials saved with the WTFDA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 20:47 I also lived in San Antonio in the 60s and 70s and talked to him in the early 70s. The last email I have from him is from Dec 7 and I came here to check on him yesterday. Artie in Ohio (
Jan12 20:44 Don't know of anyone as knowledgable about VHF propagation as Pat was. He will be missed. Condolences to family and friends -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan12 20:44 You guys are very welcome. I was so hoping I'd be reporting that I got to meet Pat in person today. The neighbor told me Pat's mother had been living with him when she died and that he had no children or other close relatives. The neighbor made me smile when she said that Pat would sometimes come by her house to tell them that one of their devices was causing interference. She thought he was talking on CB. :-) - Jim-F SATX (
Jan12 20:42 Awful. Half of The World's knowledge of abnormal VHF propagation has been lost! 73 WA5IYX de N8NU :( (
Jan12 20:38 Thanks for checking for us, Jim. 73 de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan12 20:32 Ouch! That really hurts. My thoughts are with his family and everyone in the DX community. He's the second one off this board in the past couple of years. He's now with K1MOD. 73 de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan12 20:31 Very sad.....Pat was a great DXer with exceptional knowledge who was always willing to share it and help others interested in it de AC7XP (
Jan12 20:18 Thank you for the tragic and very sad news, Jim...I hope the DX community will recognize all that he did for it over the years. Sending prayers to his family and friends. :( :( Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan12 20:16 Wow. He will be missed by all of us here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan12 20:14 Really not the news we wanted to hear; thoughts to Pat and his family and friends. Jim, thank you for being a good DX Neighbour! Saul. (
Jan12 19:55 I have no words, only prayers - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Jan12 19:50 wow... :( (
Jan12 19:50 Jim-F: Thank you so much for the welfare check on Pat and posting updates - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 19:37 Very sad news. Just learned that Pat died of a heart attack on Dec. 17. :( :( Was able to go by his house at lunchtime. Neighbor was outside & she told me he was found a couple of days later when another neighbor who kept up with him saw mail & package not picked up. He was in bed with his laptop & apparently just posted here. Other neighbor wasn't home & she's going to text me his no. later. :_( - Jim-F SATX (
Jan12 19:27 Also, mailbox being cleared suggests to me that things are OK, that he's attending to something in life. For what that's worth. I feel somewhat better, anyway. 73 de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan12 19:23 Bexar County M.E. site shows a Meryle Dyer passed away on 1/3/17, mentions son Jeffrey. Perhaps he or family knows him as Pat when actual name is Jeffrey or vice-versa ..N8NU (
Jan12 18:00 There was no car in Pat's driveway or on the street. Trash & recycle bins are stacked neatly in front of the garage door. Doesn't look like things are neglected. Going to talk to neighbors on both sides before deciding if it's wise to look into the back yard - will be very careful about that. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan12 17:40 [16:42] Then tell cops...they call it a welfare check ... Mike (
Jan12 17:32 I check in and see this what's going on with Pat. Not good! Thoughts and prayers for Pat. I'll keep checking back to see if anyone has made contact with him. Tim EM86 (
Jan12 17:19 [04:08] Pat's mother passed away 2½ years ago at age 95, there's no children mentioned for Pat in her obituary - Finndx (
Jan12 16:42 Jim F et al: Really hope all OK with Pat. Truly appreciate DXers who look out for one-another. Knocking on doors and talking to neighbours a great idea. OTOH, looking thru windows and going into backyards could send wrong signal to neighbours, police, etc. Saul ON (
Jan12 15:25 Ice storm predicted here for tomorrow/Saturday. Hope the wx man is wrong - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan12 13:23 Jim-F: Was his car in the driveway or street - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 04:08 He has family right? This just seems really odd. En35 (
Jan12 03:47 Couldn't see through windows, but there seemed to be a dim light inside. Also, everything looked in order outside & mailbox was clear. I should be able to get a good look in the back yard before it's dark tomorrow. Also, meant to say antennas - there are four on the roof. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan12 03:40 Re: Pat WA5IYX - I posted on the 6 meter page in case anyone there knows anything de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan12 03:24 He always seems to keep weird hours, so I'm not surprised BUT still a bit worried. Look through windows and check back yard if you can. Ask neighbors about him too ... Mike (
Jan12 03:15 Just arrived at Pat's a little while ago (nice antenna on roof). Knocked several times, but no answer. Since it's after 9 p.m. here, I think I'll come by again right after work tomorrow & try talking to neighbors & checking the back yard. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan11 23:56 That horrific flooding in Reno. I've seen it. And the huge snowstorm in the Sierras. One more of those and your drought will be official over! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 23:51 Will pray for Pat that all is well with him-John Corning NY (
Jan11 23:50 I have been incredibly busy but I've been replying at least! And had 25 mins of Es to boot on Monday. > cn (
Jan11 23:49 Last reply from him was about 11AM CT on 12/17/16. Needed to "secure some things in the yard before it (cold front from Abilene) gets here" > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 23:48 Prayers for WA5IYX/Pat! He's one of the veterans of this logger. You'd think he would tell us what's going on. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 23:27 Ditto on Pat, not the same w/o him here - Bryce K4NBF (
Jan11 22:46 Mine are too de Art ka5dwi/7 AZ (
Jan11 22:38 Pat's silence is indeed deafening and worrying; fingers crossed... BR in AZ (
Jan11 22:31 I hope all is well with Pat too...definitely not like him to have not posted anything here in almost a month..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan11 22:04 He never gets that busy, unless he's updating his 1981 Es log ... Mike (
Jan11 21:53 Let us knowith what you find if anything. If he is there tell him we are all concerned. My hope is he just got busy with something. En35 (
Jan11 21:53 I'm kind of worried about Pat too. I hope all is well with him. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan11 21:45 Jim - Do a search of his backyard - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 21:43 I have a meeting after work & will go by Pat's house afterward. Praying for him, too. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan11 21:25 pat (
Jan11 20:16 [19:10] I hope he is OK and doing well cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan11 19:11 [19:10 amfm] Oh yeah that's right!/cd (
Jan11 19:11 Retro time! Two 1993 clips and God willing, two more by the weekend/cdEL96:--> (
Jan11 19:10 I just prayed for Pat. I wish him well./cdEL96 (
Jan11 19:10 [04:51] Pat posted a while back that he needed work done on his antennas and it involved getting up and taking his towers down -amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan11 19:02 It has only snowed one day here (Jan 19, 1977) in a lifetime or two; whenever it is cold enough to snow (rare), there's never a cloud in the sky./cd (
Jan11 19:01 [18:12] You have my permission to send some of that to EL96---but not TOO much. I used to drive in snow, and shovel it too./cdEL96 (
Jan11 18:12 [15:00] Yakima: Try 10-13 FEET of snow on the ground in the Sierras, just in the past 2 days ... Mike (
Jan11 17:47 Re: Pat - unless Bob see's something more recent, last comments/posts by Pat WA5IYX were Dec. 17th! Someone should definitely check on him. - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan11 15:17 [01:31] It is Bob. Would be great if someone could do a welfare check. de N5NIQ EM18 (
Jan11 15:00 Down in Tri-Cities, I-82 has been shut down all night due to a huge crash involving several semis. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 14:54 Significant snow in Portland this morning - anywhere from 4-10" in the Rose City! Tri-Cities got 4-5". Winter won't take a break here. Portland has not had this much snow since the massive Northwest storm of December 2008 (that one dumped 10" at my old house in Bothell!) > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 12:08 Would it be reasonable to knock on the door? Saul ON (
Jan11 04:51 Mike: I've been thinking about doing that and will drive by there tomorrow. Thanks. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan11 02:02 [01:06] Jim: You might want to drive by his house and see if you can observe anything ... Mike (
Jan11 01:31 Pat has been on this site for almost 20 years and in that time has probably never been absent more than a week at a time. It's very concerning! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan11 01:06 I still haven't heard back from him :-( - Jim-F SATX (
Jan11 00:00 Anybody heard from Pat? En35 (
Jan10 23:01 [1907] And Jerry in NW Oregon as well...too bad Rick's Sony receivers suffered from Murphy's Law. When it comes to this upcoming summer, a major 2-3 hour opening is long awaited. One of those 6/29/10-like events with the 144 MUF. Doesn't matter where, but I prefer SD/NE/KS. I rarely get South Dakota, even then it's low MUF. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan10 19:36 Thx for the heads-up JAW. I have some curiously loud in-state tropo, but no Es yet...fingers crossed! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan10 19:21 Lee: You might have Es into Nova Scotia, Can. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 19:13 (I'm presuming one of their engineers noticed, since I can't imagine it was due to a listener complaint, LOL!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan10 19:12 [18:11] Sorry to hear Justin. My local 100.9 just restarted HD (and crushed my hopes) after a 3-month outage... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan10 19:07 [22:09] High-five Yak! Nice to see you get some Es after your rough 2016! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan10 18:48 callsign CHBX vice CBX - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 18:47 Ms - 7 sec. burst @ 1:41:36 pm EST - analog, CBX TV-2 (- offset) 55.240 MHz, CTV, Sault Ste Marie, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 18:21 Ms - 1 sec. burst @ 1:17:31 pm EST - analog, CIII TV-2 (+ offset) 55.260 MHz, Bancroft, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 18:15 Thankfully Cumulus didn't turn HD on on 105.7/105.3 and 105.1 They'd interfere with each other lol - En35 (
Jan10 18:13 Conditions improving on 6 & 10 Meters. Oklahoma also in de ka5dwi/7 DM34 AZ (
Jan10 18:13 Same with KXXR 93.7. Has been off air for almost two years, now back. Lost 93.5 and 93.9 - En35 (
Jan10 18:11 Oh FFS... KQRS 92.5 has fired up its HD... It has been MIA for so long now. So long 92.3 and 92.7 - En35 (
Jan10 18:01 Sorry I didn't fire up 2 Meters or plug in the RTL-SDR. Was doing PropNET instead de dwi (
Jan10 17:58 10 Meters was open as late as 11:00 PM local into California de ka5dwi/7 (
Jan10 17:57 Glad you had fun last night Yakima. Worked many CM88, CM98, CN85 & DM09 on 6 Meters de dwi (
Jan10 17:53 6 Meters open between Central Texas and Arizona de ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
Jan10 17:37 Yakima: Start listening up for Es towards central US - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 13:30 This was Es from last January/cdEL96:---> (
Jan10 06:02 winter Es is pretty rare here. From CA and AZ, I don't recall getting FM from Wa state in winter. TX, NM, OK, KS, CO, NE, but only analog TV from OR/WA. Oops, I did get Medford OR from AZ, I think in November 2003. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jan10 05:59 That's for sure, Justin. We need more, as wel as in-season Es. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jan10 04:10 Man its been years since I've had out of season Es. :( en35 (
Jan10 00:18 Guys, nice job on the Es into my neck of the woods, too bad I was at work and missed the reciprocal fun! BR in AZ (
Jan09 23:53 Congrats, guys. Missed this one. But I have recordings, right? Nope, forgot to turn on the Sonys after 10-second power outage yesterday.Ugh! - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jan09 22:35 menara fm sukabumi (
Jan09 22:28 My 88.5 AFR Family Talk was just tropo weirdly fading up like Es. Was mixing with something else that might've been Es but didn't give any IDable copy. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan09 22:12 Wasn't able to get any audio - Murphy's Law bugged me the entire time and faded stations into static every time I tried to record an ID :( > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 22:09 Opening done here for now. A nice 25 min surprise! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 22:06 Es 93.1 w/ "Jumper" Third Eye Blind. Probably KLJZ Yuma. IDs flaky, but I shouldn't be complaining! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 22:05 Es 95.9 KKLD Cottonwood AZ at 1350 - "lost dogs in the Prescott/Cottonwood area" > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 22:01 correction (Es) 96.1 KLPX Tucson AZ mixing - Jerry (
Jan09 22:01 Congrats on the Es. En35 (
Jan09 22:00 (Es) 96.1 KLPK Tucson AZ mixing - Jerry (
Jan09 21:58 Traces of Es up to 96.5, but not sticking > cn (
Jan09 21:58 Es 95.1 Country, 93.1 Top 40 (both probably Yuma), 88.7 still a very strong Classical > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:57 Good work on da Es everyone. Maybe I can join the party tomorrow./cdEL96 (
Jan09 21:57 MUF up to 93 MHz above DM29 - Ely, NV - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 21:56 (Es) 88.7 "The Pulse" KPNG Chandler AZ - Jerry (
Jan09 21:54 Es 95.5 KWNR Vegas "95.5 The Bull" > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:47 I am not hearing my regular on 95.5 (KYOT) yet, nor hearing anything on 96.3...still need KSWG > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:47 Es 88.7 Classical fadeups (KNAU?) then 93.7 with top 40 (likely Tucson, not heard since I left western WA) > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:44 (Es) 93.3 KDKB Mesa AZ - Jerry (
Jan09 21:44 Getting Es fadeups on 88.5 - AFR Family Talk. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan09 21:44 Es Confirmed 93.3 KDKB Mesa AZ, relog, // playlist w/ Cage the Elephant's "Trouble". Getting a taste of summer with 6-7" of snow on the ground! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:42 Just Phoenix area, I now have 93.7 open but no sign of extended skip into Tucson (KRQQ) > cn (
Jan09 21:42 More fadeups 92.3 news talk (likely KTAR), 93.3 rock (likely KDKB) > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:42 Yakima: Keep an ear open for extended Es into Mexico - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 21:38 Es 88.3 KNAI Phoenix // 96.3 KRCW...first confirmed Es in Jan > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:38 Also Reno DM09 has been excellent on 6 Meters (75 MHz MUF) de ka5dwi/7 DM34 (
Jan09 21:31 93.3 unid fade up KXAZ? - Jerry (
Jan09 21:30 Es ? 95.7 w/ "One Headlight" The Wallflowers fading up over Walla Walla. Not // KJR or KLTW. Perhaps something from SW US? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:25 I think this is the 3rd good opening this season. de dwi (
Jan09 21:24 I am working everybody on 6 Meters from CN85 de ka5dwi/7 DM34 (
Jan09 21:23 Long time since we had 6m Es! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 21:18 Now Es cooking from n.e. US/Can border states into central/western Great Lakes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 21:12 Es 6 Meters Excellent DM34=>NV DM09, CA CM98,CM88 & OR CN82 de art ka5dwi/7 AZ (
Jan09 21:09 18:32-Nice job cd, yeah that would be the one-Secretos de Cocina. Ch 3 was also trying to come in at the time-but not enough to ID Mike-La (
Jan09 21:04 How would you feel if you seen the pine-green color showing F2 on the dxmaps from FL to Peru? (lol) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 20:53 Way to make me sick. :) /cdEL96 (
Jan09 20:53 Now Es from FL to El Salvador - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 20:10 Es alert - end points in CA state - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 20:09 Es alert - end poings in CA state - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 19:33 Now Es going into n.w. GA from P.R. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 19:28 Lines going into s.w. P.R. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 19:24 19:23 entry refers to 19:18 post - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 19:23 There are two lines now - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 19:22 No Es up this way yet - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 19:21 Ms - 2 sec. burst @ 2:16:44 pm EST - CIII TV-2 Bancroft, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 19:20 maybe [Annie] Tomorrow, tomorrow...[/Annie]/cd (
Jan09 19:18 But I am not home, and I see 1 line going SE./cd (
Jan09 19:17 (19:05) Yes, hence my 18:00 post. Fixed it this morning. Nice to do when wx is in the 50s./cdEL96 (
Jan09 19:14 Nada here despite warnings from Sherlock. Some enhancement but blah. En35 (
Jan09 19:05 cdEL96: Did you get your lead-in coax fixed on the antenna amp? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan09 18:50 Fred SC, be sure to check 87.9 for possible Praise FM in Caymans./cdEL96 (
Jan09 18:43 92.9 unid fade in with country music KAFF? - Jerry (
Jan09 18:32 Mike-La, it's YSWR per this URL/cd: -> (
Jan09 18:29 Mike-La, no listing for that show on Cubavision; but remember at that time is Al Mediodia, where other shows/networks are highlighted./cdEL96 (
Jan09 18:17 Es 89.1 Jamaica - KLAS promo de fred SC FM03af (
Jan09 18:00 Arrghh! I probably have Es as well, AND my antenna is fixed again---but had an appt b4 work. C'est la vie./cdEL96 (
Jan09 17:24 make that cocina (
Jan09 17:23 Es TV-2 cooking program looks like Secretos Cochina in UR thinking Cuba again-weak Mike-La (
Jan09 17:12 Es Ch 2z-stOrmTV in strong - also 90.5 Haiti in with FF de fred SC FM03af (
Jan09 16:33 Es HIJB-2Z Dom Rep - large t/a logo flashed across screen de fred SC FM03af (
Jan09 07:52 [02:14] The road to Reno has gotten 8-9 FEET of snow in the past three days ... Mike (
Jan09 05:31 It's been extremely cold and snowing every few days. Thursday morning it was -2 F in Yakima, Friday morning it was -1 to +2, depending on where in the valley > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 02:30 Yak---you mean it's not 106 degrees? :) It was, only a few months ago there./cdEL96 (
Jan09 02:14 No DX, but loads of snow - 5-6" worth. Earlier it was quite heavy at times. Several school delays. Tri-Cities had sleet and freezing rain, didn't get it here. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan08 23:20 Es TV-2 baseball-probably Cuba Mike-La (
Jan08 21:49 Ms 89.1 KUAR Little Rock, AR RDS RELOG 844 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan08 21:49 Ms 89.1 KWFC Springfield, MO RDS RELOG 745 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan08 16:39 Es StOrmTV-2z Haiti - with logo LR in briefly de fred SC FM03af (
Jan07 22:57 21:55 Congrats Steve! Nothing quite like that "new translator" feeling! (sigh) #sorry // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan07 22:20 Nothing at my Carleton, MI QTH either. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan07 22:07 Maybe I spoke too soon. Getting some brief Christian pop fadeups on 88.1. Have to go out soon but will set recorder. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan07 22:03 Their antenna is on the WFMZ-TV (43) tower - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan07 22:02 No sign of Es here. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan07 21:55 21:51 our new local translator W221CU - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jan07 21:51 Hearing homecomingradio gospel on 92.1 FM; where? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan07 21:35 Es 88.5 unids to SW -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan07 21:29 Nice to see my new rotator is not frozen in this snow storm! Probably the first I've turned it in weeks! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan07 21:26 Es 88.7 "Sonlife Radio" ID, could be Ada Ok. Just had a flare-up here for about 5 minutes. Other than that a very dead band with enhanced locals. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan07 21:16 Es 93.7 KNOR Krum, TX (1303 mi) PI:33D1 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jan07 21:05 My cable lead-in from my amp (TV antenna) fell off today. And here come the Es. :) /cdEL96 (
Jan07 20:47 very hit and miss, just heard religious on 90.7 for about 30s, no RDS - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jan07 20:35 Nothing noted on FM here yet. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan07 20:32 Nice Steve...still active? Deadband here... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan07 20:15 Es 93.7 KXKS Shreveport, LA (1156 mi) PI:4DD2 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jan07 20:12 Es 92.9 KKBQ Pasadena, TX (1358 mi) PI:2A92 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jan07 14:07 Dan---this is a rarity for FLL, really....but I understand. MIA has its issues too, believe me./cdEL96 (
Jan07 07:21 I wish the best for Pat, I hope he's fairing well in his absence from this log.. also, I booked ORD-FLL tickets from 8-11 Jan to escape the cold (currently 2 deg!!) but is now changed ORD-MIA -- Dan EN55MM (
Jan07 07:17 Been busy the past many weeks in GA+IL... Happy 2017! -- Dan EN50MM (
Jan07 05:26 Does anyone know any of his relatives? I hope he is ok. En35 (
Jan07 01:15 [2:11] I emailed Pat, too, but have not received a reply, either. :-( Jim-F SATX (
Jan06 23:21 Shooter was employed at 'Signal 88 Security' at 188 W. Northern Lights Blvd - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 22:49 General discharge---that is one notch below honorable; there are three worse kinds./cd (
Jan06 22:48 I wonder what kind of discharge it was./cd (
Jan06 22:47 That happened to me too, JAW! I didn't serve my 4 years; they called me a marginal performer. Got Homorable d/charge tho./cdEL96 (
Jan06 22:43 Shooter was a Private First Class (E3) as a combat engineer the Alaska Army National Guard that deployed to Iraq. Discharged for unsatisfactory performance. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 22:31 I see that my "other hometown" of Anchorage is now in the limelight...the shooter lived there for a while./cd (
Jan06 21:59 Thanks. I am okay...can't say the same for these unfortunate travelers. :( /cdEL96 (
Jan06 20:57 Mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport - 5 dead, 8 injured, suspect in custody. Hoping CD/EL96 is nowhere near the airport. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan06 15:16 Recent Tr 105.3 WYKS Gainesvile FL, ad "so, Gainesville and Ocala..." New, 3 kW./cdEL96 (
Jan06 15:06 Dead band condx here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan06 14:55 Is it me, or is DX Sherlock showing Es to 100 Mhz over OH?! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan06 06:26 Tr 89.5 WKSG FL "The Boulevard" with standards/big band, almost full quieting. Nice to go to bed to./cd (
Jan06 06:22 After "hi-light" was supposed to be I GUESS./cd (
Jan06 06:21 Tr - paths to JAX, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa. Hi-light Ingiess is 104.5 WOKV over the new WFLM which moved from 104.7 to 104.5./cdEL96 (
Jan06 02:54 I know Danny used to be in touch with him in the past. A bit concerning. MIke-La (
Jan06 02:11 (00:41) Mike, I emailed him a few days ago---no reply. :( /cdEL96 (
Jan06 00:41 Any news from Pat? Hope he's doing ok Mike-La (
Jan05 23:16 Tr 99.1 WKFX Rice Lake, WI showing RDS for the first time. 77 miles. Not new. En35 (
Jan05 22:33 I'm at work! Also am recording something for tonight. Maybe tomorrow something will come./cdEL96 (
Jan05 19:08 Definitely no Es here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan05 18:38 Northeast states listen up for possible Es - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 18:36 I think I am getting Es spot on 89.1; will monitor - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 18:27 cdEL96: Check for Es into into the cental and eastern caribbean - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 16:47 Ms - Strong 3 sec. burst @ 11:45:14 am EST on 175.240 Mhz (- offset) - CHBX-TV1- KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan04 23:33 An announcer on WWJ read am article about the Quadrantids, but every (7) time, he called it "The Quadrandits" LOL N8NU (
Jan03 20:35 Grrr, forgot all about the Q's, although I did see more blue lines than usual on DXMaps./cdEL96 (
Jan03 17:30 Still getting decent uptick Ms here - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 17:02 Anyone having any luck on MS this morning. Quadrantids peak a few hours ago. A couple of bursts here. de ka5dwi/7 DM34 AZ (
Jan03 09:18 Tr 107.7 GEORGETOWN Tx (389 mi) brief fade up then gone. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 02:15 We just came back from the FL "red" for me. Cuba reception very very poor./cdEL96 (
Jan03 00:44 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros is very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:43 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:36 00:31- no nothing here am Mike-La (
Jan03 00:34 I have at least 3 channels (CCI going on) on 99.1 FM - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:32 they may be on low power - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:31 Mike-La, check 99.1 KXKC out of New Iberia La is off the air I think. are you reveiving KXKC out of New Iberia? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:28 There is strong Tropo from Mississippi here also. getting a few Jackson Ms stations with antenna pointed southwest - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:26 not much coming in right now-just a few Houston FMs fairly weak Mike-La (
Jan03 00:21 I am doing good - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:21 00:18-yep just needs to turn a little more red Mike-La (
Jan03 00:19 doing good am, how bout you? Mike-La (
Jan03 00:18 APRS Maps right on target about this Tropo event - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:15 yep. how you been Mike-La. I missed you here, I am glad you are back. :-) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:11 a little tropo tonight am? Mike-La (
Jan03 00:07 Tr 99.1 KRYS Corpus Christi (435 mi) (new) fading in very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan03 00:02 99.1 KXKC out of New Iberia La is always like a local here. so I got a new one while they are off of air - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 23:59 Tr 99.1 KODA Houston Tx (new) (259 mi) KXKC storms must have knocked KXKC off of air - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 23:46 Tr 106.9 KHPT Houston Eagle Houston Tx. (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 23:33 Tr 97.5 KFNC Mont Belvieu Tx. (228 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 23:05 Tr 103.7 KHJK Houston Tx. (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 16:03 While driving home after my post last night, I heard KVLY 107.9 in Edinburg and XHAVO 101.5 in Rio Bravo. I'd planned to investigate further but crashed hard when I got home. -_- Jim-F SATX (
Jan02 07:11 Jim-F SATX, are you receiving any Mexico Border stations on FM or on DTV right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 07:08 Jim-F SATX, APRS Map is showing some Rio Grande Mexico Border Tropo in your location - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 07:04 yeah it has been a while since Pat has posted here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan02 06:07 Haven't seen any posts from Pat since Dec.17. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan02 03:59 I wonder where Pat is./cdEL96 (
Jan02 01:19 I wonder if Pat went downtown too ;) > Yakima (
Jan02 01:19 Did you record the broadcast? Maybe you'll see yourself on the WOAI broadcast. I streamed part of it...great fireworks show! You folks do great every year. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 23:58 [6:40] Great catch of WOAI TV, Jack. I was downtown for that S.A. fireworks show. On the drive home I got excited because it had started to get foggy, but the tropo here was weak. Happy New Year, everyone! - Jim-F SATX (
Jan01 21:18 Ms 100.1 KWFX Woodward, OK RDS relog 1072 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan01 20:27 I've already logged practically everything in range via Tr, besides maybe a couple from Eugene or Bend. And of course, KWRL 99.9 La Grande, but KHHK's IBOC makes 99.9 a memory now. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 20:26 Yes - it can only go up from 2016. Worst July I've ever had, and only one opening (6/14/16) over 45 minutes. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 14:04 Happy New Year and a blessed and DX-filled 2017 to all. Maybe we can hope for a better Trop/Es season this year than what we had in '16? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan01 11:32 Ms - fair 15+ sec. burst @ 6:26 am EST on 175.240 Mhz (- offset) - CHBX-TV1- Ms activity becoming more frequent with stronger reflections - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan01 11:32 Ms - fair 15+ sec. burst @ 6:26 am EST on 175.240 Mhz (- offset) - CHBX-TV1- Ms activity becoming more frequent with stronger reflections - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan01 08:16 Great fireworks show at the Space Needle with a tribute to Prince and David Bowie. Yet NWCN dropped the ball and did NOT show the fireworks show live. Had to stream it. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 07:39 Yes, San Antonio's fireworks were great. We always watch New Year's at the Needle from KING-5 (also aired on NWCN). Great way to begin a new year. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 06:40 Happy New Year with the first DTV tropo of 2017 receiving San Antonio VHF and UHF channels, including relatively rare WOAI-DT-48 with the city's NYE celebration! Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan01 06:17 Now it has! Chicago had the rising of a star (Chi-Town Rising, which should have aired on your local KARE-11), San Antonio had a great fireworks show, and Dallas had NYE fireworks over one of the towers. Now close to 90 min left here in Pacific time. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 05:21 Happy New Year from Minnesota where the ball hasn't dropped yet. 40 minutes. En35 (
Jan01 05:17 I nearly missed it. I began to drift in and out about 11:40 but managed to recover. Off to bed now though! Tim EM86 (
Jan01 05:08 You too Tim! Watched that ball drop! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 05:07 Happy New Year to the Eastern time zone - may you have a wonderful 2017. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 04:59 Happy New Year 2017 and much DX to all! Tim EM86 (
Dec31 10:15 pse check here in detail de JR4ENY/1 AWA (
Dec31 10:14 2016 FM ES in Kawasaki 4 1 0 4 27 30 30 23 11 9 5 2 146days de JR4ENY/1 AWA (
Dec31 10:14 2016 2m ES in JA 0 0 0 0 10 16 13 4 0 0 0 0 43days de JR4ENY/1 AWA (
Dec31 00:59 Pyramiden, Svalbard, Norway - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec31 00:54 cdEL96: No mention of Svalbard Is. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec30 21:04 Scratch Greenland....Denmark motherland./cd (
Dec30 21:04 [19:15] Even Svalbard? Greenland?/cdEL96 (
Dec30 19:15 Norway to shutdown national analog FM networks beginning January 11, 2017 for their transition to all digital networks - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec30 17:01 Ms 100.1 WXYY Rincon, GA hip-hop, RDS PI previous Es 782 mi de -Jeff VA3NN (
Dec29 21:30 Odd stale Ms. 95.3 12/15/16 1709 PDT. "Clint Eastwood" by Gorillaz ending, 3-second pause, then "She Don't Want Nobody Around" by Black Crowes. Any ideas? First Ms here on that frequency. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Dec29 02:42 A very weak duct too, both stations fading in and out faintly...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Dec29 02:29 Appears to be a tropo duct going into Coahuila right now...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Dec29 02:28 Tr 91.9 XHEC Sabinas, CI with local ads...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Dec29 02:22 Tr 91.1 XHMZI Melchor Muzquiz COAH with local ads...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Dec27 22:06 Tr 93.3 WAKW Cincinatti, OH legal ID, Christmas music RELOG 346 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 21:38 Ms 90.1 WMPR Jackson, MS RDS PS/PI RELOG 915 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 21:37 Ms 90.1 WXVS Waycross. GA RDS PI RELOG 856 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 13:53 Ms 102.5 KIXQ Joplin, MO C&W, RDS PS/PI RELOG 820 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 12:48 Ms 105.5 WERC Hoover, AL RDS PI bogus KQCM / RDS RT NEWS RADIO WERC, previous Es 755 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 07:30 Ms 101.5 WPOI Saint Petersburg, FL RDS PI, previous Es 1090 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 07:28 Ms 101.5 WSOL Brunswick, GA RDS PS V101.5 / RDS PI bogus KCDR, prev Es 882 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 07:27 Message 12/27 07:26 Ms 101.5 WSOL Brunswick, GA RDS PS V101.5 / RDS PI bogus KCDR, prev Es 882 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec27 01:19 [20:31] Say what? I thought they were still years away from finalising the 3.0 standard N8NU (
Dec27 00:09 Dec25 00:55-Dec 2015 ch 2 Honduras also had Santa and reindeer flying across logo- doesn't look like we'll get a look at those this year Mike-La (
Dec27 00:05 Dec25 00:53- You would be correct about hat one cd-I actually saw that same anamated logo on Dec 28 2012 Mike-La (
Dec26 21:19 Yes, they have text-to-speech apps on them - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec26 21:14 If you plan to stream via internet on a 4K UHD you have to use a dedicated 4K Router; like this one - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec26 21:06 re: 2036 KA3jaw, are those TVS compliant with the new 21st Century act requiring text2speech? Will be getting a talking Wally receiver from Dish here in Sherman Oaks (
Dec26 20:36 [Hint] Good deals will be from now up till the start of Super Bowl season that starts on Feb 5 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec26 20:33 If you shop wisely you can get a 4K UHD TV w/3.0 tuner for less than their monitors with the same screen sizes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec26 20:31 FYI: Manufactures of 4K UHD monitors in 2016 have now added ATSC 3.0 tuners into their models making it a real TV - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec26 17:16 Ms 89.7 KIWR Council Bluffs, IA RDS PI RELOG 756 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec25 23:58 CIHR really reaches out, as evidenced here./cdEL96->!-07-25-2015-OR-Have-a-Heart!&highlight=CIHR (
Dec25 21:49 JJ, it's amazing how well CIHR gets out sometimes! I've caught them numerous times, even with WIOT a semi-local. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec25 16:12 I have a separate meteor section at GL in the 2017 Quads. (
Dec25 16:11 So the max shown may or may not be the actual peak for GEM that are isolated from the sporadic background. GL K1SIX (
Dec25 16:10 My 70 MHz MS counting system results in composite counts so that at sporadic meteor peak periods the GEM will blend in... (
Dec25 16:08 GM Happy holidays all de K1SIX (
Dec25 14:38 CIHR HD being decoded nicely from Pontiac MI this morning. Also hear wkjc and a very faint WIOT over the local translator. JJ IN EN82/Pontiac, mi (
Dec25 02:25 I can't believe the idiotic trucking company forced him to do this. They only care about the mighty dollar. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec25 02:24 On the other hand, I have a trucker in my family who was forced to take a load to MN starting Christmas Day. Prayers. Whiteout conditions expected in ND with 55 mph winds and up to 15" of snow! > Yakima CN96 (
Dec25 01:47 I saw something on Weathernation about an hour ago on the AZ snow...impressive!/cdEL96 (
Dec25 01:42 I'm so glad I didn't have to drive through the snow this afternoon Merry Christmas! BR in AZ (
Dec25 01:40 [01:10] Very white Christmas here at 5400ft with 6" in about 4 hours from the cold part of the same storm you are going to get BR in AZ (
Dec25 01:31 Well, Es going Australia/New Zealand!/cdEL96 (
Dec25 01:10 Weather here tomorrow is supposed to be absolutely wild. High of 55, rain all day long, perhaps a chance of t-storms, with winds gusting as high as 40 mph. On CHRISTMAS? In NEBRASKA?!? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Dec25 00:55 During the service one could see animated flying reindeer./cd (
Dec25 00:53 I think it was Christmas Eve 2012 when Es came from Nicaragua; they had midnight mass at about 5pm here, replete with Canal Dos' snowglobe animated logo bug!/cd (
Dec25 00:52 Merry Christmas to all here as well./cdEL96 (
Dec25 00:45 Now can Santa bring us an Xmas Es opening? The East Coast had fun last year on 12/25. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec25 00:45 What Yakima said. And as I told my co-workers when I left today, "Don't spike the egg nog!" :D -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Dec25 00:34 MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone on the skip log! Peace on earth, goodwill towards all. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec24 14:11 Tr 95.1 "Bob FM" Springfield, MO de Jon EM28 (
Dec23 21:02 Tr 90.9 WRCJ Detroit, MI, TOH ID, 206 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec23 20:35 Tr 96.5 WFTK Lebanon OH "96 Rock" 201 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec23 20:08 Tr 94.1 WNNF Cincinnati OH - Nash FM 94.1 and local ads. Fair to Good. 218 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec23 19:37 Tr 96.1 WQLK Richmond, IN - "Kicks 96" and country music - poor/fair at 175 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec23 16:05 Ms 15+ sec. on 175.240 (- offset) MHz - CHBX-TV1 @ 11:01:48 am EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec23 11:52 Ms 2 sec. on 175.240 (- offset) MHz - CHBX-TV1 @ 6:49:24 am EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec23 02:10 There's a subscriber to the IRCA listserver in Rock Springs. Wonder if he's a TV/FM DXer as well, and if he knows about this board? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Dec22 07:42 KREO is 50KW - maybe a good Es opportunity here. Rock Springs is short (665) but I have heard KQSW before. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec22 07:41 It's just as cold in Rock Springs as it is in MSP! At times. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec22 07:17 93.5 KREO James Town, WY -new to me- EN35 in Dn51 (
Dec22 06:03 K1TOL [ME] heard the K0KP/B [MN] on 50.073 MHz CW via Au at 04:56U, 1070 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec22 05:40 WAVV hath returned. As u were, gentlemen./cd (
Dec22 05:27 For anybody listening to Gulf Coast, WAVV 101.1 FL is off the air at this time. Already heard 2 Ms bursts (less than 1 sec)./cdEL96 (
Dec22 04:59 Nothing exciting here radio wise during the winter solstice - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec22 03:47 Tr 104.7 WAAZ Crestview FL (272 mi) (new) on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 21:04 Planetary K index = 6. Any northern US/Canadian DX'rs hearing Au? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec21 20:43 Still "blobby" in the Southeast US; do you think it'll repeat from this morning?/cdEL96 (
Dec21 19:19 [16:03] Haha, thanks cd! Sorry you're missing out too, but my misery loves company! // Lee VA FM17 (
Dec21 18:42 Oops, wrong board. That was intended for AM. My apologies. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec21 18:40 WCTN Potomac-Cabin John, MD was also quite strong that night; sounded pretty loud for only 35 watts. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Dec21 16:03 Aside from the possible two AL's, nothing spectacular here, Lee./cdEL96 (
Dec21 15:51 "Massive Red Blob" stops about 15 feet SW of FM17io...sigh. Time to move! // Lee VA FM17 (
Dec21 15:49 [13:27] Agreed, wow! Is this December or May? // Lee VA FM17 (
Dec21 14:50 I Block smothers so many freq here./cd (
Dec21 14:49 Nothing at all on TV or weather rx. Hmm./cd (
Dec21 14:49 Never got an ID but recorded it to listen later; WMGF almost in azimuth./cdEL96 (
Dec21 14:42 [14:32] cd I am receiving them. I am listening to Rick and Bubba on 107.7 WFXX right now :-) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 14:39 Tr 107.7 WFXX Georgiana, AL (273 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 14:39 Tr 107.7 WFXX Georgiana, AL (273 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 14:32 I see Rick and Bubba on WFXX AL Website...likely them./cd (
Dec21 14:16 Who is the 107.7 with some rural style "zoo"?/cdEL96 (
Dec21 14:12 ...was an 88.7 mentioning WTJB Columbus (GA), so Dothan AL! Thanks am!/cd (
Dec21 14:11 (13:30) Never bothered to check!! Yes some enhancement, but the only thing sticking out...>>>/cdEL96 (
Dec21 14:04 Tr 105.9 WILN Panama City FL (327 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 13:51 Tr 102.3 WGCM Gulfport Ms (122 mi) PI code 64C0 on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 13:45 Tr WZZY - Star 98.3 Winchester, IN Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Dec21 13:33 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Pensacola FL (211 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 13:30 cd, are you receiving any Tropo from this massive Red Blob on the ARPS map? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 13:28 Tr 95.9 WBBN Taylorsville, MS (138 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 13:27 Nice going, guys./cdEL96 (
Dec21 13:13 Tr 93.9 WMTM Moultrie, GA (441 mi) (new) partial RDS & PI code 7652 on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 13:12 Tr 93.9 WMTM Moultrie, GA (new) partial RDS & PI code 7652 on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 12:47 Tr 96.5 WZNS Fort Walton Beach, FL (269 mi) - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 10:46 Tr 105.3 WKNK Callaway FL (333 mi) new - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 10:11 Tr 105.3 WBFZ Selma AL (277 mi) PI code 57E7 on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 10:00 Tr 98.7 WJKK 98.7 Vicksburg Ms (131 mi) PI code 6D7A on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 09:59 r 98.7 WJKK 98.7 Vicksburg Ms (131 mi) PI code 6D7A on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 09:55 Tr 98.5 WINL Linden Al (235 mi) Full RDS on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 09:51 Tr WOKK Meridian MS (197 mi) PI code 7AAE on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 09:46 Tr 95.9 WJDB Thomasville AL (224 mi) Full RDS on Airspy & RDS Spy- amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 09:33 Tr 95.1 WJXM Marion, MS (199 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 09:21 FM Band is a CCI mess here right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 09:12 Tr WBIF-DT-51 Panama City FL (345 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 09:05 Tr 92.5 WPAP Panama City FL (327 mi) with full RDS - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec21 08:28 Tr WGBC-DT-31 Meridian MS (197 mi) via autologger (new) - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 08:26 Tr WMDN-DT-24 Meridian MS (197 mi) via autologger (new) - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 07:14 Tr WRBH-88.3 LA New Orleans - ID 630 mi de fred SC FM03af (
Dec21 06:45 Tr WFSU-DT-32 Tallahassee FL (391 mi) via autologger with antenna pointed Northeast - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 06:41 Tr WCTV-DT-46 Thomasville GA ( 431 mi) via autologger with antenna pointed Northeast new - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 06:35 [04:39] thats some good long haul Tropo fred. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 06:16 Tr WJHG-DT-18 Panama City FL( 345 mi) via autologger new - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 06:11 Tr WFBD-DT-48 Destin FL (268 mi) new - amfmtvdtvbra. EM40 (
Dec21 06:10 Tr WFBD-DT-48 Destin FL (268 mi) receiving via autologger - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 06:09 Tr WUWF-88.1 FL Pensacola - HD over local 456 mi (NEW) de fred SC FM03af (
Dec21 05:05 Nice one Fred - Bryce K4NBF (
Dec21 05:05 Tr 99.3 WLAU Heidelberg, MS (339 mi, 50 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 04:39 Tr WLMG-101.9 LA New Orleans - RDS - 634 mi!!! de fred SC FM03af (
Dec21 04:22 Tr WMCF-DT-46 Montgomery AL (326 mi) receiving via autologger - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 04:17 Tr 107.3 WRGV Pensacola, FL (389 mi, 50 kW) w/ local ads, Harley Davidson of Pensacola - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 04:14 Tr 106.5 WAVH Daphne, AL (387 mi, 50 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 04:00 Tr 99.1 WKNN Pascagoula, MS (412 mi, 99 kW) "K99 Country", //stream - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 03:56 Tr 99.5 WRNO New Orleans, LA (470 mi, 100 kW) "NewsTalk 99-5 WRNO" - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 03:55 Tr 104.3 WBBQ Augusta, GA 80kw 348 mi - KW4RZ EM60 (
Dec21 03:38 Tr 106.5 WZNJ Demopolis, AL (264 mi, 25 kW) "106.5 The River" - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 03:35 Tr 92.9 WTUG Northport, AL (223 mi, 100 kW) HD ident and brief local over analog local - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 03:30 [02:25] OK thanks for the info K4NBF. -,amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 03:19 Tr 101.5 WTKX Pensacola, FL (389 mi, 100 kW) smothering the semi-local/LPFM/translator mess - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 03:01 Tr 104.1 WDLT Saraland / Mobile, AL (389 mi, 100 kW) vy strong/steady with RDS and "Sweat Hotel" program - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 02:31 Tr 98.9 WBAM Montgomery, AL (292 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 02:25 @ EM40, I am not hearing any of my normal Louisiana targets... maybe just not quite pushed into your area yet - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 02:24 Tr 99.1 WAHR Huntsville, AL with RDS 300 mi - kw4rz em60 (
Dec21 02:24 Tr 103.1 WEUP Moulton, AL (123 mi, 11.5 kW) straight into local IBOC, new log surprisingly - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 02:23 I have a Channel Master 7777 Preamp hooked up to my XG91 and still can't receive any of that strong Tropo from the northeast - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 02:15 Tr 94.9 WUBL Atlanta, GA (208 mi, 80 kW) - K4NBF /remote EM66 (
Dec21 02:12 Tr 105.1 WJDX Kosciusko, MS (305 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF /remote EM66 (
Dec21 02:06 Tr omnidirectional, 94.5 Lexington overtaking Nashville local at remote site with omnidirectional loop ant - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 02:05 Tr 92.5 WQST Forest, MS (309 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF /remote SDR also in EM66 (
Dec21 01:43 Tr 94.7 w/ K-LOVE... either Arkansas or Jackson, MS, either way unusual mixing with semi-local WGSQ - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 01:39 Tr 96.1 WLZA Eupora, MS (229 mi, 40 kW) big tropo signals tonight, more to ID - K4NBF EM66 (
Dec21 01:32 Tr WJSP-88.1 GA Warm Springs - HD over local - 276 mi (NEW) de fred SC FM03af (
Dec21 00:31 Oops APRS Blob not blog - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 00:29 My autologger is on this map in Louisiana. My 91XG antenna is pointed northeast into that blog and I am receiving nothing - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec21 00:16 cd I don't that red APRS blob will help us receive Tropo. I think it is high elevated. and we are too flat along the Gulf Coast - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec20 23:56 Could somebody drag that red APRS blob, say, 500 miles to the southeast, hmmm?/cdEL96 (
Dec20 23:12 My autologger in Louisiana was only abe to receive Mississippi DTV's at that time. My 91XG antenna was pointed towards Indiana at that time - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec20 23:05 You Have To Wait For THE Map To Fully Load - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec20 23:03 [21:03] look here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec20 23:00 [21:03] de N8UUP Bill, the Indiana autologger site on Rabbitears was receiving New orleans La DTV's at that time - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec20 21:03 Could also be the APRS Red is not making it down to 108 MHZ and is stuck closer to 144 Mhz de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec20 18:29 My first taste into FM Dx was in 1995, while watching KCNC CBS 4 in Denver, something was "eating it", went to change the channel and stumbled across KCRA 3 Sacramento, been hooked since....Rich, Norfolk, Ne... (
Dec20 18:28 I think all that Tropo is high elevated and is going over my antenna. Antenna not high enough. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec20 18:23 all that strong Red Tropo on APRS map and all I can get is WBPT in Homewood Al - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec20 18:11 @RobEN79: I have been looking for 1970s airchex of WLW...any idea who might have any?/cdEL96 (
Dec20 18:01 Tr 106.9 WBPT Homewood Al (329 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec20 17:16 Tr WKDF - Nash FM 103.3 Nashville, TN Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Dec20 16:43 Tr Lite 98.7 - WHOP-FM - FM 98.7 - Hopkinsville, KYRob Cincinnati EM79 (
Dec20 15:13 [05:43] Preferred the hobby in the 1970/80's before all this age of angst - Jerry (
Dec20 13:24 Tr WUOL 90.5 trying to lock in with HD for the firt time ever. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Dec20 11:41 Tr WTGR The Tiger 97.5 FM Union City, OH Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Dec20 10:14 Tr 106.9 WBPT Homewood Al (329 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec20 05:43 I didn't know about FM Dx until 2007, and we all know the egg that was on my face at that time. Still hear about it almost 10 yrs later. En35 (
Dec19 16:20 [12/18 18:12] I first discovered distant reception on FM in 1988, when my JC Penney turntable/8-track/cassette/AM/FM stereo system picked up Fayetteville, AR on 107.9! I didn't get into FM DXing for another 3 years, though, when I moved to Iowa City -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Dec18 19:46 TA - 2:34:49 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec18 19:44 Ms <1 sec. burst; simultaneously on ATV-7 175.24 MHz (-OS) CHBX-TV-1 & ATV-2 55.240 MHz (-OS) CHBX-TV2 at 2:34:39 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec18 19:24 SNR 5dB above 63dBFS (weak to just detectable) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec18 19:22 Anyone have ATV-2 z-offset of 55.250.400 MHz? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec18 19:17 I have a feeling Pat knows./cd (
Dec18 19:08 Anyone know the very last station here? Also at 2:20 seems like Havana from mid 80s/cd-> (
Dec18 18:14 I was not quite 15 y o then/cd (
Dec18 18:13 Had Panama City 98.5 using rod antenna and poor GE rx....Pat had a lotta logs from that day and earlier./cd (
Dec18 18:12 I was into AM DX only, until 4/1/74 when there was massive tropo here...didn't know FM DX was possible..../cdEL96 (
Dec18 15:52 I had cable at the time and wasn't a TV dxer yet. Back then I was strictly AM. En35 (
Dec17 23:15 KGWR/KGWL/KGWC also sign off every night > Yakima CN96 (
Dec17 23:15 KGWR is horrible because they still don't have a news department. They haven't had news in years, instead airing game shows before CBS primetime, and Two and a Half Men reruns in between primetime and Colbert. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec17 23:03 [22:41] Transmission issues never bothered a DXer!/cdEL96 (
Dec17 22:41 Dan EN50MM, not EM73QX (
Dec17 22:41 Local 99.5 WZIM Lexington, IL having serious transmission issues, sometimes the station is too weak to be heard here despite I (think I) can see the tip of the broadcast antenna. -- Dan EM73QX (
Dec17 22:29 So cool that you still have all that, Pat!--Frank M. EN40 (
Dec17 21:38 copy from log - sri no photo/video - it was 1958 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 21:38 They're still horrible. KGWR 13 Rock Springs - En35 (
Dec17 21:37 Nice post Pat. Back in high school I wrote a letter to the editor about how bad a local TV station was (reception wise) - cont - En35 (
Dec17 21:35 rightmost clipping - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 20:21 Re: 18:57 I saw one of those as a kid over Casper, Wyoming back in the 90s. It was awesome. I'll never forget it - En35 (
Dec17 19:45 Tr 94.9 KQUR Laredo TX "Sólo Éxitos" with ID...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Dec17 18:57 Bright object lit up Colombian sky on Dec 16, 2016 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec17 18:34 Local W38DH Toledo is off again. TThey've been off for extended periods of time four times before and came back. N8NU (
Dec17 18:32 Lod (
Dec17 17:24 I need to secure a few things in the yard before it gets here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 17:23 KGNZ 88.1 Abilene wx reports that the front is or is about to be upon them; 32F in Lubbock - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 17:15 [17:07] I gotta slow down. Meant to write "...instead of the usual country or Tejano tropo on this freq..." Guess I'm just excited to have some FM DX today. :-p - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 17:14 'Run to the Hills' was a good Iron Maiden song too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec17 17:11 [16:53] Nice, Pat. That will come in handy. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 17:07 [16:33] They probably played that one. I also heard "Flight of Icarus" and "Iron Maiden." They just ended the Maiden block. Very interesting to hear rock instead of the usual tropo or Tejano on this freq. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 17:00 I got a few Amarillo FMs over the decades - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 16:53 made this up last Aug (took a while to mod it from WTFDA) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 16:51 once upon a time - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 16:50 Oops. Thanks again, Pat. I was too fast on the typing there. Also, thanks for the XHLRS info. I had the wrong coordinates, too - only 330 mi from me - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 16:47 its ancient former incarnation 107.9 TX ABILENE (tr) KFMN 05-12-1978 0748 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 16:45 Abilene that be - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 16:39 [16:23] 107.9 confirmed as KEYJ Amarillo. It's all Iron Maiden right now. Currently @Revelations." New at 196 mi - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 16:37 I think that intense cold front is between hr and Amarillo by now - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 16:36 KDXX is hogging 107.9 most of time with that rocker capturing it every so often - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 16:33 For Iron Maiden, did they play "The number of the Beast'? Their album cover art was a head turner - KA3JAW fN20jq (
Dec17 16:33 if WTFDA db has TL coords use them - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 16:23 Tr 107.9 UNID old school hard rock/metal (Iron Maiden, etc.) occasionally popping up over KIXS. Not matching KZRK Amarillo stream - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 16:21 Thanks, Pat. The only 95.3 La Caliente I'm finding in WTFDA and elsewhere is Villagrán and Tijuana (which it couldn't be). Is there a discrepancy sonewhere? - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 16:11 that XHLRS loud off back of ants - I have them as Linares at 325 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 16:06 Cor Time: 10:30:01 am EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec17 15:36 Ms - 13 sec. burst, simultaneously @ 10:30:01 pm EST on 55.240 & 260 MHz; CHBX (CTV) & CIII (Global) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec17 15:31 Tr 95.3 XHLRS Villagrán, Mexico, La Caliente ID, 357 mi, occasionally swapping w/KNEL (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 13:35 KZPS 92.5 HD Dallas was like this for several hours - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 12:58 I figured that was who that was - gotten as KCBI 07-26-1977 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 07:56 Tr 89.3 KNON Dallas, TX Dallas, playing songs about donkeys... 230 mi, (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 06:18 err - that be Dickson, OK - 5500 w at 334 miles - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 06:09 Tr 92.7 KTRX OK Dickinson (ID "The X"; Texoma) new 1st OK on 92.7- de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 05:52 it's usually KRIV-DT-26 Houston that does that (but never decodes) - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 05:49 some 26 up north is supressing our local - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 05:36 Tr KAZD-DT-39 Lake Dallas TX..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Dec17 05:35 45 subdecode from nne - OK ?? - de WA5IYX EL09q; STX (
Dec17 05:00 Tr KTAL-DT-15 LA Texarkana (360 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 04:43 Tr 95.3 KHYI TX Howe (296 mi) "The Range" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 02:42 with the Bolin Phase Box I can recover KNBT on that freq, but how mni SA listeners are so equipped ? - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 02:39 I don't know why KNBT wasn't able to stomp on it - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 02:37 simply idiotic co-channel allocation - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 02:32 Tr 97.9 KBFB Dallas, TX, hip hop, 230 mi, relog - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 02:29 Just what we need, Pat - another translaltor. Not. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 02:27 Just got faked out by urban gospel on 92.1. Turned out to be new 1480 KHCL translator K221GF. Sigh. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 02:25 it looks like that 92.1 xltor for 1480 AM is on despite KNBT in New Braunfels - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 01:53 Tr 94.9 KLTY Arlington, TX, 230 mi, local ads, on car radio as I arrive home (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec17 01:51 94.1 KLNO DFW HDing our KTFM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 01:38 92.5 KZPS HDing our semi-local - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 01:30 Tr 107.9 KDXX TX Lewisville (282 mi) HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 01:21 High Saturday will be 80F here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec17 01:20 [ 01:15] high temp here early Sunday morning 72F. High Sunday afternoon 42F amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec17 01:15 Auatin Us in well, maybe some DFW subdecodes - cold front will erase all this by Sun - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec17 01:13 HI Jack, looks like Hepburn maps are spot on look good in our areas tonight / morning - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec17 01:05 Rare DFW TV U and VHF also popping in right now, WFAA-DT-8, KXAS and KXTX all in...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Dec17 01:00 Pat the VCR 875 & 755 have channel numbers lit on the panel. No manual tuning at all - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec17 00:57 it now seems a miracle that I was able to get what UHF I did - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:55 SA back then only had one local on 41 (s/on afternoon, s/off midnight) so UHF DXing often was a bit complicated - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:52 the 1971 Penncrest didn't have a detent UHF dial so 5 years with it sometimes guessing what channel it was tuned to - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:48 something of a throwback vs the UHF detent tuning dials on my sets from 1976-87 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:47 there was NO digital readout as to Ch u were tuned until - that had to be set manually (pushbutton) after tuned - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:45 I only used them on the 4 mems set aside for UHF - if u accidently slew it below Ch 14 it'd instantly end up in the hi-VHF band - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:43 the 872 had 1/8" square (painful) pushbuttons to fast/slow tuning on each mem - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:42 I hAve an 1986 Multitech VCR with those mini tuning wheels. Tuner in it is also very sensitive. Too bad the it does not play or record tapes anymore ,-amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec17 00:38 Old VCR's had these mini fine tuning wheels below each station button.& or number the fine tune the stations - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec17 00:33 Pat did your VCR872 have manual fine tuning side wheels for fine tuning the stations? - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec17 00:33 that Sharp (eBay, c. $55 w/sjip) still needed a remote, user manual, and 9" b&w Panasonic monitor - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:26 the 872 had quit entirely for me by late 2011 - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:22 and the Sharp has direct channel access from the remote vs the 872's scanty 16 mems only - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:21 My model VCR755 was made in 1987. It has done well for Es. Tuner is very sensitive - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec17 00:20 but getting a Sharp VC-A5240U unit last May sort of removed that impetus - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:18 looking at the photo of the VCR875 it has a F-connector for VHF in and 300 ohms wire holes for UHF it was in the late 1980's - amfmtvdtvbrla. Em40 (
Dec17 00:17 all I really wanted to do was reactivate its low-VHF tuner for the vanishing NTSC Es targets - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:15 looking at the photo of the VCR875 it has a F-connec (
Dec17 00:14 seems to be a PS issue, but prodding around in it with a digital VOM did help me much - de WA5IYX (
Dec17 00:12 wonder how much different they are from my 872 ? - I got the $30 service manual for it a few yrs ago - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 23:56 The Emerson model that I have and am going to Dx with is VCR755 it's on ebay too. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec16 23:52 The seller says it is working great - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec16 23:51 Pat, there is a Emerson Model VCR875 on Ebay right now - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec16 23:43 101.1 WRR even triggering full HD lock...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Dec16 23:40 DFW tropo strong enough to give RDS on 102.9 KDMX right now..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Dec16 23:33 this (incomplete) index will give an idea of most pgms taped 1987-2015 - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 23:13 only a few of the several later VHS VCRs lasted as long (almost 6 years) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 23:11 by early 1993 something happened to the tape-in sensor/eject mechanism (had to take cover off to get tape out) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 23:07 between DXing and regular pgms I went thru a few hundred T-120s in it - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 23:05 in Aug 87 I had to get a service shop to clean the heads (think a bad Maxell T-120 might have done that) - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 23:02 the Emerson 872 has metal vs plastic gears in it - it was the used for recording/playing Mar 1987-Jan 1993 - then as a tuner - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 22:41 [22:19] did the Emerson VCR's gears and belts break down a lot over the years with all that fast forwarding & rewinding abuse - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec16 22:19 Pat, that Emerson VCR that you have, did you fast forward and rewind it a lot to check it for dx a lot? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec16 19:17 CHBX-1 in Wawa may be a possibility. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec16 19:02 OK Jon, will do, tks - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec16 19:01 Sorry, I don't know. Best to ask Bill Hepburn. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec16 18:41 Jon - Are you aware of any active analog TV-7 using Z-offset in Ontario? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec16 18:38 [18:24] I was afraid to go there./cdEL96 (
Dec16 18:25 Ms -Time 1:19:25 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec16 18:24 Ms 8 sec. burst; simultaneously on 55.240 MHz; CHBX-TV2 Sault Ste Marie, ON, CA 100kW CTV @610 miles & CIII-TV2 below entry - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec16 18:24 [17:31] The issue appears to be fixed. The site is working again. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec16 17:35 Ms - 2.5 sec moderate burn 55.260 MHz @ 12:26:12 pm EST; CIII-TV2 Bancroft, ON, CA 100kW Global @ 331 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec16 17:31 Por Que ? - de WA5IYX (
Dec16 17:02 The WTFDA Bulletin Board is rerouting to a site in China... - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec15 22:12 -Ms was a bust last night. Did get KUSQ via Trs but not new. En35 (
Dec15 17:26 12:25:43 pm EST - RFI gone - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 17:25 WTH: Some sort heavy RF interference on ATV-7, but not affecting ATV-2 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 17:20 Ms - 2 sec. burn, simultaneously with ATV-2 CIII (Global) and CHBX (CTV) @ 12:15:31 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 17:08 Ms - <1 sec. burn @ 12:04:18 pm EST - fair ATV-7 (- offset) CHBX TV-1 Wawa, Ont, CA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 16:56 Tr 102.5 WWCD Baltimore, OH "CD 102.5", Columbus ads relog 272 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 16:52 Tr 102.5 WMCH New Castle, IN C&W / "Nash FM" RELOG 316 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 16:13 I may have had Quadrantids Ms ID'd in recent years, but I lost my hard drive and no longer have a PC./cdEL96 (
Dec15 16:08 19.5F with wind gusts to 25 mph at 11:08 am EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 15:54 It has been confirmed in both video and radio observations - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 15:52 The Quadrantids (aka: Bootids) have two sharp peaks lasting several hours apart on Jan. 4 due to the diurnal effect - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 15:05 Ms - <1 sec. burn @ 10:00:12 am EST - faint ATV-7 (- offset) CHBX TV-1 Wawa, Ont, CA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 14:59 Ms - 3 sec. burn @ 9:54:22 am EST - faint analog TV2 Ms from CIII (Global) and CHBX (CTV) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 14:37 Tr 98.9 WSIP Paintsville, KY C&W / calls. Often get this via weak scatter 407 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 14:29 Ms 98.9 KYIS Oklahoma City, OK RDS PS: KISS FM / PI: bogus WNQ RELOG 1014 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec15 14:22 For me, there is enough light Tr everywhere atm to kill any Ms./cdEL96 (
Dec15 14:22 [10:37] - just a cherry picker wud do here - all I knew abt Wawa 88.3 ON WAWA CBLJ 06-09-1983 1402 - (pre KPAC hr) - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 13:15 Ms Alert - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 13:01 Ram pressure rising on Geminids - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 11:01 Still catching faint analog TV2 Ms from CIII (Global) and CHBX (CTV) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 10:57 The signal is not strong enough for a tube tv - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 10:55 Can someone check analog TV-2. I have a pulsing 55.249 MHz reaching -57dBFS. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 10:37 [Dec:14, 13:50] Here you go Pat. Watch it till the end. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 07:59 with the peak night Jan. 3-4. The radiant will have a more northerly declination (celestial latitude) with a little more velocity from parent object - 2003 EH (asteroid) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 07:56 For anyone that missed out on the Geminids meteor shower you will have the Quadrantids that will be active Jan. 1 to 10 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 06:48 I still have one unused 10' section of that tower stock (it must be c. 60 years old) - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 06:46 In just 3 years that loquat has expanded enuf to encroach on some of the bottom of that Rohn 6 tower piece - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 06:44 I need to get rid of more trees in the backyard - they keep growing and crowding my antenna systems - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 06:31 [06:14] cd, Cuba Tropo went away like Es - amfmtvdtvbrla em40 (
Dec15 06:28 Yeah Pat it is bad problem us DXers have when bad wind storms come around. sorry you had to deal these problems - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec15 06:14 All Cuba Tr gone poof. am---generally when Cuba's good, by the morning any Tr will go north./cd (
Dec15 06:13 Pat, I am sorry you had to go thru all that. And I am always complaining about antenna work./cdEL96 (
Dec15 06:02 [05:19] thanks for the link Pat. a good read. I like the coherent setup of pics all on one webpage. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec15 06:02 thanks for the link Pat. a good read. I like the coherent setup of pics all on one webpage. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec15 05:55 [05:19] - mni/most photos on that page have been linked on here before - I figured that I'd now present them more coherently - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 05:53 Thanks for info, am, but I gotta sleep soon./cd (
Dec15 05:53 Tr unID likely Cuban on analog ch 8./cdEL96 (
Dec15 05:52 [05:39] - the colors have to be a lot more red than that for me to get exicted abt long-haul trop here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec15 05:45 TrS 95.1 KUSQ Worthington, MN 154 miles - en35 (
Dec15 05:45 Tr 90.3 R Progreso 3 bars on Sony, //890---but lacking RDS; 94.1 may be the same./cd (
Dec15 05:44 God gets the glory./cdEL96 (
Dec15 05:39 Pat, we my have a shot at some deep Trans Gulf Tropo Saturday morning - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec15 05:36 cd,Hepburn maps shows,that Cuba Tropo will get stronger in your area all the way to noon today - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec15 05:35 Tr 106.9 Habana Radio overtook Key West. Havana/Key West shoulda never been co-channel./cd (
Dec15 05:30 Tr Multivision Cuba on ch 66, color./cdEL96 (
Dec15 05:29 Congrats cd glad you are receiving some Tropo. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec15 05:19 a LONG saga re my Feb-Apr 2013 antenna redo - de WA5IYX (
Dec15 05:19 (Below) just confirmed, //530./cd (
Dec15 05:18 Tr 94.1 assumed Cuba R Enciclopedia (AM 530 not good); instrumental of "Making Love out of Nothing at All"./cd (
Dec15 05:17 Tr Cuba TV on chs 9, 14, 15 and 16 (14 and 16 signed off/Canal Ed 1)./cd (
Dec15 05:16 Tr (after peeking at APRS map)---FL Keys FM much better than normal..../cdEL96 (
Dec15 04:08 There are quite a few dtvs on rf 5 out west. I'll try that tonight. En35 (
Dec15 03:56 We have snow coming down in Yakima, but it is light and won't really affect the area too much. 2" expected, maybe. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec15 03:56 Horrible snowstorm happening right now in Portland area...lots of ice and snow, freezing rain down in Eugene and Corvallis. Thousands of schoolchildren stuck in schools waiting for hours for their buses. Glad I'm not in Portland right now! > Yakima CN96 (
Dec15 03:15 Heck, at your QTH with some Canadian analog still running (isn't CICI 5 Sudbury still on?), well you get the rest of my drift./cd (
Dec15 03:11 (02:55) Since you have the FM6, why not check DT 5 or 6? The FM6 pull of those channels is pretty much as good as any regular "TV" antenna./cdEL96 (
Dec15 02:55 -en35 (
Dec15 02:55 Tonight I'll sit on 95.1. Hoping for KYCS (
Dec15 02:55 Nothing on dtv 2 overnight for my insignia box either but I don't have a vhf-lo antenna. The closest thing is the fm-6. En35 (
Dec15 01:50 Well the HDHomeRun DTV STB are immune to Ms on all bands (V-Lo,V-Hi, UHF) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 01:45 For the last two evenings the Geminids gave a sprinkle (secondary peak) near local sunset - 7:17 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 01:15 Ms - <1 sec. burn @ 8:13:18 pm EST with ATV-7; no show ATV-2's - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 01:14 Ms - <1 sec. burn @ 8:13:18 pm EST with ATV-7; no show ATV-2's - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 01:07 Ms - +20 sec weaker burn - 55.240 (CHBX-2) @ 8:04:45 pm EST, no ATV-7 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 01:04 Ms - 12 sec weaker burn - 55.240 Mhz (CHBX) @ 8:00:43 pm EST; but a no show on ATV-7 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 00:57 Ms - 5 sec weaker burn - 55.240 (CHBX-2) @ 7:52:42 pm EST; but a no show on ATV-7 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 00:46 That was a good burn on ATV-2; but a no show on ATV-7 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 00:45 Ms - 5 sec. burn; ATV-2 55.260 MHz @ 7:40:10 pm EST; CIII-TV2 Bancroft, ON, CA 100kW Global @ 331 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 00:31 - Ms Ms - <1 sec. burn; looked like 2 fragments @ 7:29 pm EST; ATV-7 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec15 00:31 Geminds peak seemed to be in the 4 and 5 AM hour here. Number of signals dropped off dramatically after 10AM. Few IDs overall. Too much tropo today - kw4rz em60 (
Dec15 00:19 Well you are doing well on the analogs KA3JAW. congrats to you on receiving those - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec14 23:45 Ms - <1 sec. burn @ 6:41 pm EST; ATV-7 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 23:31 amfmtvdtvbrla: That is what I plan to find out. Ms not that dense tonight compared to last night, but that could change within hours - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 23:23 forecast hi hr Sat 80F, forecast hi hr Sun 43F .... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 23:15 Looks like the Geminids was a dud last night. Any chance it gets good tonight / morning? - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Dec14 22:38 97.9 is wide open for at least 200 miles to the west and Northwest. If I had the antenna south I would've heard a damn LP. EN35 (
Dec14 22:37 It was a successful test of my fm-6 (minus two elements so fm-4?). I should have no issue getting skip that means. En35 (
Dec14 22:25 cdEL96: No excuse for no Ms activity with a fireball over FL. (lol) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 22:23 Well, I am still waiting for this to happen over the house - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 22:12 En35: Congrats on that achievment. The shower was really a sprinkle - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 22:01 Both of those stations were over 800 miles, KTAG was 801, KVVR was 890 something. En35 (
Dec14 20:02 The average ZHR was 48 on Dec. 13 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 19:24 it seems for US data on here that 12z Dec 13 was better than Dec 14 - de WA5IYX Mobile_K1SIX (
Dec14 18:56 Prior to 23 UTC (13 Dec.) I thougth either the Geminids shower or my equipment was a dud. I didn't hear anything at all. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 18:49 I was still able to detect Ms on analog within that wide bandwidth. Such the case with CJCB-TV1. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 18:48 Even thou I am 44 miles north of the Roxborough-Manayunk, Phil., PA antenna farm for digital TV-6 WPVI (ABC) with their 34 kW ERP - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 18:06 Yep, it was them - En35 (
Dec14 18:03 Ms overnight 97.9 KVVR Dutton, MT (Great Falls area) - "The River" during ping. Trying to confirm with their stream - EN35 (
Dec14 17:53 Ms overnight 97.9 KTAG Cody, WY with mentions of Big Horn Radio Network and sister station KODI. Wyoming #2. I used to work for that company - En35 (
Dec14 16:56 way back when I used to look for them visually it seems most were sighted passing thru Orion - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 16:49 the radiant passes close to the Zenith here - a long way from Polaris - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 16:46 [15:40] - my only 2m ms (randoms) have been Peseids or Leonids - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 16:44 [15:38] - I shud've flipped the recorder on for that long burst - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 16:36 Fun while it lasted. Just a little tropo here in AZ. Ursids and Quadrantids coming up, plus more Es. 73 Art dwi/7 (
Dec14 15:40 Pat, Gerald W5DBY could really work DX during the Geminids. I have completed only a few scheds (SSB/CW) during it. de dwi/7 (
Dec14 15:38 [15:17] Pat, I heard that one, too. One of the guys mentioned Jefferson City but it sounded like a reference and not an ID. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Dec14 15:35 A good Weak Signal operator can work randoms like a good 2M Es opening with the shower. de dwi (
Dec14 15:34 Europe has much better results and so did KA3JAW (
Dec14 15:33 The radiant is fairly close to the north star and above the horizon as you go north. (
Dec14 15:31 I have had one burst, and not even sure if it was Ms or TrS. Thanx./cdEL96 (
Dec14 15:30 still good I meant... hate laptop dwi/7 (
Dec14 15:29 cd.. For this shower, the further north you are the better, the shower is still throughout the US, de dwi/7 (
Dec14 15:21 Related to the below post---I wonder if my latitude makes it less common for Ms than if I lived up north./cdEL96 (
Dec14 15:18 Also occasional 6M beacons popping in TX & NE. Congrats KA3JAW. Only reason to live up north :) de dwi/7 (
Dec14 15:17 finally a 10-sec 92.7 burst - two guys yaking (sports ?) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 15:10 Ms Hearing a few pings - SSB & CW on 144.2 The only thing on FM is tropo out of Tucson. de ka5dwi/7 DM34 (
Dec14 15:10 Ms Hearing a few pings - SSB & CW on 144.2 The only thing on FM is tropo out of Tucson. de ka5dwi/7 DM34 (
Dec14 14:11 I can at least service that from the ground (replacing both ants after Feb 2013 windstorm) - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 14:07 ah Sep 2010 damage, which is why this HD-5030 replaced it next month on 15' telescoping mast inside 10' section of Rohn 6 - (
Dec14 14:04 V-100 damage there from TS Hermine Oct 2010 - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 14:00 the UHF 8-bay was taken down in Aug 2003 (and the CM-4228, on another roof mast, not up until Apr 2008) - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 13:58 this what it all looked like in Mar 2002 - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 13:55 its 20' telescoping mast was first put up in Mar 1973, and replaced after F0 tornado (from H. Allen) damage in Aug 1980 - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 13:53 when installing it before age 30 I never gave much thought to servicing it 4 decades later ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 13:50 I first need to find some younger, qualified, nimble person willing to climb the roof to get at these sort of things - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 13:43 WA5IYX: You need to get rid of that 36 yr old coax. In your enviroment with summer at 95F, life expectancy is 22 years with between 7.5 - 10% increase in attenuation - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 13:16 The Ms analog TV-7 on 175.240 Mhz (Video carrier) that is in service in Ontario is CHBX-1 (CTV) in Wawa running 66.4kW. Distance 692 miles NW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 13:04 the Apr 1977 FM-6 ant originally used twin-lead to feed (with balun) the SX-62 system - early 1980 RG-6 replaced it for TM-1001 - de WA6IYX (
Dec14 12:56 trouble is 1977 ant is on east-end mast and I can no longer get up there to service it - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 12:54 only minor ms on 92.7, no "blue whizzers" - perhaps ant system needs revamp - 1977 FM-6 coax is from 1980, 2013 ant's from 2009 - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 12:34 Ms - 3 sec burn on ATV-7 (175.240) @ 7:30:57 AM EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 12:10 Ms - 1 sec, 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 12:08 If anyone hears news of a fireball over your state from the Geminids, let me know here - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 12:04 Nothing for me./cdEL96 (
Dec14 11:54 HDHomeRun DTV tuner did not detect any Ms thus far - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 11:51 - Ms Ram pressure speeds lowering - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 11:33 55.260 for CIII vice 55.250 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 11:32 Ms - 10 sec burn - 55.250 (CIII-Gobal) with 175.240 MHz at 100th of a second burn during the same time - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 11:06 Ms - <1 sec burns on ATV-7 @ 5:50:47; 5:55:51 AM EST; believe to be coming from NNW direction - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 10:42 Ms - <1 sec burns on ATV-7 (175.240 MHz) @ local times @ 4:56:35, 5:32:50, 5:36:09 AM EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 09:45 Ms on ATV-7 175 MHz - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 09:35 [09:16] Time correction - 4:11:43 AM vice PM - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 09:34 Ms - 10 sec burn - 55.240 (CHBX-CTV), then 2 sec. later 55.260 MHz (CIII-Global) @ 4:25:26 AM EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 09:16 Ms - 12 sec burn 55.260 MHz @ 4:11:43 PM EST; CIII-TV2 Bancroft, ON, CA 100kW Global @ 331 miles NNW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 09:13 Ms - 2 sec on 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 08:06 Ms - 3 sec burn on ATV-6 83.250 MHz @ 2:40:23 AM EST; CJCB-TV1, CTV, Inverness, Cape Breton Is., N.S., CA, ERP 9.4kW @ 790 miles NE - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 07:56 -Ms rates slowed down considerably. Had a Taylor Swift ping a few minutes ago lol - En35 (
Dec14 07:31 I won't be DXing this Ms opening...low 20s with chances of snow tomorrow. Then single digits the next few days at night. No thanks. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec14 07:31 During the Perseids I have tried many many times for KYCS-95.1, one of my best open channels. Not a chance yet. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec14 07:09 In fact, they're currently trying to get Congressional approval for non-stop flights to DC ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 07:07 SAT is not a hub airport so mni flights go/come thru DFW/HOU - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 07:03 a given airline carrier might have as many as 1/hr each way on that route, so with 2x traffic it got annoying when looking for ms (like on 92.5) - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 06:58 the DFW FM sigs would fade up in short steps to peak and then f/o similarly - the process lasting about a minute - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 06:54 Would like to hear my former local 97.9 KZWB from Green River, WY via Ms or Es. I could say hi to my parents - En35 (
Dec14 06:53 when the planes reached nr the midpoint of that c. 240-mi path - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 06:51 We are in a flight path of sorts out of MSP and especially the local Anoka County Airport. - En35 (
Dec14 06:50 a/c reflection ? - u could always tell when the morning flights began DFW-SAT with the periodic rises in DFW sigs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 06:45 TrS 97.9 KFNW Fargo just boomed in for about 10 seconds and then faded away - EN35 (
Dec14 06:39 best Geminid rates in our area(s) predicted over the next four-six hours - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 06:36 that 70.005-MHz VA beacon is 3-kw ERP (5-el aimed at Europe) so that helps the ms count for it - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 06:35 no pings here. when is the peak time for the geminids? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec14 06:27 Over an hour and a half of recording, and 29 minutes worth of pings - En35 (
Dec14 06:23 [06:06] Pat, I have the same problem with trees here. I think a 9 element APS-9 would fit us nicely - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec14 06:17 I guess he can assume ANY 70..005 is the VA beacon (inside Ch A4) - de WA5IYX Mobile_K1SIX (
Dec14 06:10 [06:04][05:44] Fred N - SC fm03af - so far haven't seen much A2 MS (
Dec14 06:10 and then it'd still be a rather long (75' or more) coax run into the backyard on whatever pole/mast for it - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 06:06 with all the ants here I'd have to cut some trees down for enuf turning radius for an APS-13 - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 06:04 only 5 FM ms idents in 2015 (all 91.1 Memphis RDS); 1 in 2016 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 06:04 For Ms - I'm pointing my APS-13 NW and with no tropo and replacement of bad piece of coax has livened up my Ms dxing with the Sangean HDT-1X receiver. (
Dec14 05:55 ok thanks cd.hope the meteor shower give good long burns for ID's - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec14 05:45 (am 05:44) Mine is NE but nothing much here./cdEL96 (
Dec14 05:44 Also I believe that TA 2 Dom Rep is 24 hours./cd (
Dec14 05:44 I am here guys.I am going to try some ms dx. Should I point my antenna northeast? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Dec14 05:44 Fred, u may get those A2's that JAW had earlier.../cdEL96 (
Dec14 05:39 but not that mni idents back then tho - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 05:38 Ms - 107.7-WHSB MI Alpena "107-7 The Bay" prev via Es - 842 mi. de fred SC FM03af (
Dec14 05:34 Maybe I oughta bid on one on eBay. :)/cdEL96 (
Dec14 05:33 in the early 70s I cud hear plenty of ms bursts with the indoor whip on that $30 AM/FM/POLICE set - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 05:27 I am on a Philly GT but seems as quiet as my own rx./cd (
Dec14 05:26 At 45 deg, 89.1 and 107.3 are the OUF's here (only usable frequencies)./cd (
Dec14 05:25 (05:19) not unless the clouds are due to a super-inversion layer that might deflect VHF sigs - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 05:25 80 (
Dec14 05:24 Can anyone suggest the best Global Tuner for FM---the best antenna (for N America)? Like, I'm there, man./cdEL96 (
Dec14 05:23 Two times now I've gotten a ping with nostalgia on 97.9, but a lot of stations could be playing holiday too - en35 (
Dec14 05:22 Pings seem to be getting longer (
Dec14 05:21 Had a classical burst here on 89.1 but coulda been W-pest-M-R./cd (
Dec14 05:19 It's cloudy here---does that affect Ms?/cdEL96 (
Dec14 05:17 Ms - lots of MS bursts as of late - 94.9-WSJM MI Benton Harbor - RDS - prev via Es - 707 mi. de fred SC FM03af (
Dec14 05:04 Depending on where I point my antenna, it looks like my clearest frequency here is 97.9... that's it, just that one - EN35 (
Dec14 05:03 TV antenna at 0 deg for WBRA DT 3, FM on 89.1 at 45 deg./cd (
Dec14 05:02 I may'a seen a shooting star on way home from far nada DXwise./cdEL96 (
Dec14 04:49 Strong St. Cloud tropo. damn - En35 (
Dec14 04:46 maybe I should just try using the one FM-6 w/o the Bolin Phase Box ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec14 04:43 Well I lost 103.3, there's the KNSI translator from St. Cloud. 60-65 miles at 250 watts. - En35\ (
Dec14 04:36 A lot of pings the past 15 minutes but nothing ID'able. I'm sitting on 103.3. - En35 (
Dec14 04:30 must be cursed here, even with tropo down hardly any 92.7/91.1 ms yet - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec14 03:15 Banking on ya Randy./cdEL96 (
Dec14 03:13 should be good all night and into morning - kw4rz (
Dec14 03:07 I get off work in 30 minutes. I'll see what I can get. En35 (
Dec14 03:01 Ms last 15 minutes 93.9 three bursts from WDOR with mentions of "Sturgeon Bay" plus many more recognizable, one ID from CIDR "" 1 ID WNBY Michigan with local ad + dozens of other burns . Great conditions - kw4rz em60 (
Dec14 02:58 Ah, if I only had my PC back to record the spikes. Sigh./cdEL96 (
Dec14 02:55 The clearest direction I have is west. En35 (
Dec14 02:54 00:41- point your antenna towards the stations you want to hear that are 300-1200 miles. Ms bursts are random from all directions. - kw4rz (
Dec14 02:50 Unfortunately not much but Canada in that direction... and my house. En35 (
Dec14 02:35 92.9 unid burst - Jerry (
Dec14 02:34 been recording 93.9 the last hour with antenna north and WDOR Wisconsin with ball game has been in nearly every minute. Very good Ms conditions this evening - kw4rz em60 (
Dec14 01:25 Ms with incredable over one minute burst on 55.260 CIII-2 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 01:25 Es with incredable over one minute burst on 55.260 CIII-2 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 00:50 Try northeast - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 00:41 Any idea of which direction I should point my fm-6? En35 (
Dec14 00:24 Ms - 55.240 MHz; CHBX-TV2 Sault Ste Marie, ON, CA 100kW CTV @610 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec14 00:02 Ms - 6 sec burn at 7:00:35 PM EST; same txmtr - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec13 23:49 Ms - 4 sec burn 55.260 MHz @ 6:44:13 PM EST; CIII-TV2 Bancroft, ON, CA 100kW Global @ 331 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec13 21:44 [19:32] My guess would be at the high end of 49 MHz - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec13 21:12 Dom Rep/Haiti still have analog 2 in optimum Ms distance, but I rarely have had Ms from south of here./cdEL96 (
Dec13 20:11 I see that K1SIX is set up for the 4m beacon in VA - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 20:07 now the US ones on it there are mostly using the (scarce) low-VHF DTV pilots (a few Canadians still with NTSC vids) - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 20:00 most used to monitor low-VHF TV video carriers, but with DTV that signal source nearly evaporated - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 19:58 for yrs I got monthly e-mail bulletins from this - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 19:44 Their activity has really picked up the past 2 hours. de dwi (
Dec13 19:41 They never had specifically said what precise frequencies they use, but from what I have observed but probably from constant source of carriers. I have been watching them for a couple of years. de dwi (
Dec13 19:34 "VHF" covers and order of magnitude (30-300 MHz) - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 19:32 Anything more specific about MHz used than "VHF radar" for that UK site ? - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 18:45 Still getting some MS. Now and then the N0LL EM09 6M beacon shows up a few seconds de dwi/7 (
Dec13 18:38 It is the with of the signal. Link to site. More explanation there. One of my favorites de dwi/7 (
Dec13 18:34 KINL Eagle Pass has grabbed 92.7 now off back of ant(s) ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 18:29 what freq(s) is the graph for - one scale on there looks like mw ? - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 18:23 Nice meteor burn a few minutes ago in England de dwi/7 (
Dec13 18:07 WQCS 88.9 IBOC kills both 88.7 and 89.1. 89.5 has faint WFIT due north + a pirate somewhere in this county./cd (
Dec13 18:06 (17:35) That is fine for TV, but not much FM in the clear here due north, outside of 107.3./cdEL96 (
Dec13 17:53 near-full moon will compromise any visual observations of this Geminids - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 17:35 Hey cd, you might want to point N to NW. It tends to favor that direction in the evening, then will switch to N-NE at sun up. 73 Art dwi/7 (
Dec13 17:24 I gotta work, cannot come home until around 0445z. Might have TV antenna due north for WBRA 3 VA FWIW, and FM either at due west or NE./cdEL96 (
Dec13 17:21 Pretty quiet now. Peak is this evening. I would be monitoring at sundown on. Later... moving to 10M PSK31 beacon de ka5dwi/7 DM34 AZ (
Dec13 17:19 Partial decode 93.7 maybe KTZZ Conrad MT 920 miles north de ka5dwi/7 (
Dec13 16:03 svrl ~1-sec 92.7 ms bursts but none strong enuf to come close to RDS decode - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 15:35 How about RTL-SDR... (
Dec13 15:34 I am using a RDS-STL into a FM Turnstile antenna mounted about 15 foot on the side of my tower de ka5dwi (
Dec13 15:33 cd.. I wish I had your problem, but admit that it is nice to see nothing much on the pass band here de dwi (
Dec13 15:23 I have had some MS out ENE on 6M (N0LL/B) and RDS attempts to decode on 93.7 de ka5dwi/7 DM34 AZ (
Dec13 15:20 Nice 6 amd 10 Meter opening last night to OK, LA and N half of TX here in AZ de ka5dwi/7 (
Dec13 15:20 [14:42] Can we launch it into space to get DX?/cd (
Dec13 15:18 No sign of Ms here, and even aimed NE (at basically nothing), tropo kind messing things up./cdEL96 (
Dec13 15:18 BR in AZ, you around? de ka5dwi (
Dec13 15:02 that's in the Panhandle not far from Amarillo - the more-famous Odessa Crater - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 14:42 Large meteorite uncovered from the Texas ground - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec13 05:16 now 91.1 SS tropo off the back of the antenna from acorss the border ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 04:27 70F Mon hi, now temp nr dew point - have Bolin Box set to null tropo on 91.1 to listen for ms - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 03:41 Maybe that will pave the way for Ms./cd (
Dec13 03:41 But maybe that will (
Dec13 03:41 It's almost like a sauna outside (in Dec!) fogged....that usually means NO Tr./cdEL96 (
Dec13 03:27 54.310 likely just ms residuals now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 03:09 I've never gotten ANY DTV tropo on low-VHF besides them - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 03:07 the only things that wreak havoc with 32kw KCWX here are Es CCI (no more XHAQ-5 etc tho) and RFI (lightning, ignition, etc) - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 03:04 Pat, too bad u have KCWX---there is an LD 5 in Garland TX. Maybe wreaking havoc with KCWX now./cdEL96 (
Dec13 03:04 a bit long but worth a read - de WA5IYX (
Dec13 02:26 even 94.9 KLTY DFW (236 mi) in well - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 01:44 even my 91.1 has two relig contesting the freq ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 01:35 and in-state tropo paths on FM hindering there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 01:27 and that's two pilots beating each other - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 01:23 Es t/in 54.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec13 01:20 Es 6 & 10 Meters DM34=>EM32 LA,EM22 NTX DM91 WTX de Art KA5DWI/7 AZ (
Dec12 17:25 u can always spot the Geminids on my old tapes due to all of the Xmas music - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 16:13 According to OH5IY, the shower peaks 00 UTC December 14 de ka5dwi/7 (
Dec12 16:02 due to enhanced tropo had to park on 92.7 - minimal bursts there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec12 14:37 Ms 92.7 CJBX ON London - with 10 separate RDS hits between 0328 & 0817est (recorded with webcam motion sensing sw) -relog- de fred SC FM03af (
Dec12 14:19 Is late night tonight the Ms peak?/cdEL96 (
Dec12 11:45 Returning to EM73QX 19-28 December for the first time since I came out here. It'll be interesting to see how much has changed since my time gone! I'll try and be on here a little more often during that time. -- Dan EM50MM (
Dec12 02:28 Ms 88.7 WBFO NY Buffalo - RDS - prev via Es - 619 mi de fred SC FM03af (
Dec12 01:05 my 2014 10m test log, FWIW - de WA5IYX,CBR.txt (
Dec12 00:37 2nd ME=CT there ... SAm: LU,PY,CE,YV - K1WHS in ME was a real s9 with his 5w QRP - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 00:34 ME, NH, MA, ME, NY, NJ, PA on F2; Es AZ, CA, WY, MN, IL, IA - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 00:31 100w to 3-el at 20' - kept hearing the same S Americans over & over - got ZL1SG - de WA5IYX (
Dec12 00:23 [00:10] I was working QRP and only made 1 QSO (NJ) in the 12 hours I listened; very little Es and not enough power to reach the South Americans I heard BR in AZ K7HKR (
Dec12 00:10 only 40 Qs in 10m test - 2014 I made 925 in it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec11 22:14 7" on the ground here already and still coming down. En35 (
Dec11 21:15 Light snow falling since last hour. Heavier snow developing near midnight. Snow accumulation 2-4 inches with up to a tenth of an inch of ice forecasted by Monday morning. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec11 18:09 Ms 88.5 WHCF ME Bangor - RDS - prev via Es 1028 mi (local WFCH off air) de fred SC FM03af (
Dec11 17:32 28-MHz xcon F2 overshooting central US - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 17:15 Very brief 100.5 in about ten minutes ago with Dirty Laundry by Carrie Underwood. Probably Ms as the nearest 100.5 with country is in Indiana and Ohio and there's no Tr in that direction - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Dec11 17:15 showing how sharp the F2 MUF can be Maine cw down nr 28 but nil at 28.3 MHz - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec11 17:06 10-m hrd/cld/response but no QSO with CT1DVV (Portugal) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec11 16:55 an even briefer 28-MHz 1-hop F2 event to New England (NH, ME) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec11 08:05 Ms 98.9 KQRC Leavenworth, KS "The Rock" RELOG 844 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec11 08:04 Ms 98.9 KQRC Leavenworth, KS "The Rock" RELOG 844 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec11 07:01 I didin't get the Emerson 872 VCR until mid Mar 1987 (and at $300 most expensive piece of TV/FM DX equip bought) - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 06:22 1983!!/cd (
Dec11 06:22 1993 not 1993./cd (
Dec11 06:21 I saw it in color first time 1993 w VCR running; accidentally recorded over it. Hmmph./cdEL96 (
Dec11 06:16 my first 6M Guat contact 11-07-1970 - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 06:12 from Sep 26, 1973 - 1314 CST - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 06:08 12-12-1969 Es 1400 TGV 3 Gua Guatemala City (new) 1120 mi - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 05:50 Pat, when was your first glimpse of TGV 3 Guatemala? I guess they ran lower power in '62./cdEL96 (
Dec11 02:43 and my first Dec FM Es catches - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 02:39 my first "winter" (Nov-Dec 1962) TV Es encounters - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 02:35 since if it were clear it'd be very cold - and later, if it were overcast/warm then tropo wud compromise the FM ms - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 02:33 Watching "Frosty the Snowman" it was during this show in the early seventies that I first saw Sporadic-E, though I didn't know what it was until about 8 years later N8NU (
Dec11 02:30 [00:36] when I used to try to observe the Geminids visually I called it "the-freeze-your-a*** off" shower - de WA5IYX (
Dec11 01:15 Ms 98.3 WGCO Midway, GA C&W/RDS RELOG 884 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec11 00:36 This year's Perseids only netted one new log - CFMC 95.1 Saskatoon. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec11 00:36 No way I'm sending my DX-402 out in the 18F cold tonight to record Geminids. The only Ms I usually get on is the Perseids in least the weather is warm. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec10 23:46 Ms 94.1 KLNO Fort Worth, TX Spanish / RDS PS: Buena / RDS PI previous Es 1130 miI de Jeff ONN (
Dec10 18:10 Ms 98.9 WBAM Montgomery, AL RDS PI RELOG de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec10 17:30 KJMA's 93.7 xltor faulty, again - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 17:26 Es 54.310 - so much for the 10m test with my FT-847 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 17:23 87.7 spanish. Beam headed 270. Cleveland? Gone now. W3IHM (
Dec10 17:06 even with SFX in low 70s 10-m 1-hop e-w F2 better (shorter) than 6m at solar maximas Cyc 20-24 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 16:50 a brief splurge hr of 28-MHz F2 to W1-3 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec10 16:22 You have to be listening at the right time for Quadrantids though as it has a very narrow peak -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec10 16:20 Thanks Bill, I find the Geminids to be the most productive meteor shower followed by the Quadrantids (Jan 3) -Jeff VA3NN (
Dec10 16:10 Ms 97.3 KDEW De Witt, AR C&W music / RDS NEW! de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec10 16:02 Nice catches, Jeff! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec10 15:49 Ms 96.5 WKIF Holly Springs, MS "on the K-Love morning show" / RDS PI NEW! de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec10 15:41 and determining the freqs tuned on this beast was a challenge ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 15:21 that Jun 5 event was with an indoor antenna - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 15:18 I only plotted the paths to cities on the base map used - the event was 14 hrs - 09-23 CST - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 15:15 if I ever find the r-to-r tapes maybe I can add some sound to this ancient Jun 5, 1973 plot - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 15:15 Thx for feedback Pat - I'll see about adding time next to the call letters on the map labels on my next one - K4NBF (
Dec10 15:09 [13:48] - great graphics combo - you might add the time of the clip on them so we cud get a better idea of the dynamic shifting paths - de WA5IYX (
Dec10 14:01 Ms 95.3 WVKV Nashville, GA in middle of ad, RDS PI / PS K-LOVE / PI previous Es 864 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec10 13:48 Just wrapped up some more review of July 12th big Es opening, compiled into Youtube presentation - K4NBF (
Dec10 13:46 Ms The Geminids are firing up; Past hour had RDS hits from 92.1 WKUL AL new, 92.1 WZEW AL relog, 94.1 WMEZ FL relog, and 94.1 WEMX LA relog de Jeff ON VA3NN (
Dec10 00:49 well, 10-m Es to AZ so I had to go out in the dark and turn it back n.w. - lucky some moonlight hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec09 23:59 a 2002 low-res pix - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 23:56 what it looked like 25 years ago when I could still climb up on the root for antenna work - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 23:51 I have to go out with a 20' pole (h.b., 3 sections) and snag the boom to turm it ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 23:47 w/o functioning rotor on my 3-el 10m beam it's fix-aimed s.e. atm - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec09 23:45 during solar minima they even resort to meteor scatter for 28-MHz contacts during it ! - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 22:56 (Below) Keeping that in mind if I see bookoo red lines./cdEL96 (
Dec09 22:25 a puny solar flux of 70 forecasted for this weekend's ARRL 10-m contest - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 19:23 Seattle's view of that time - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 19:20 nor the -30F real temp that it got there in Jan/Feb 1950 ,,, - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 19:13 why I have no lingering want of snow here - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 19:10 at only age 2-5 in Soap Lake I never had to worry about the snow effects on schools - I just played in it - de WA5IYX (
Dec09 18:20 more snow coming today, maybe 1/2-1 inch. Another round of light snow Sunday, followed by a big freeze (low temperature of 8 degrees F Tuesday night) > Yakima CN96 (
Dec09 18:19 5 1/2 " of snow here with a lot of 2 hr school delays, Seattle got much less yet half the school districts are closed! Portland Schools are closed as well, they had a good round of snow yesterday and ice today. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec09 04:03 may be the coldest nite here since last Feb 7 - radar showing perhaps some light sleet to the east of town - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec08 16:17 none around this area seems to want to serve the outlying boonies (the original real reason for xlors, NOT to simulcast AM) - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 16:14 most of the LPFM/xltors here have contours that cover much of the concentrated population - de WA5IYX (
Dec08 16:00 Re LPFM: As much listening is done in the car (from what I have read), how long can one listen to an LPFM in a car and enjoy it?/cdEL96 (
Dec08 15:41 Those will be their FOURTH and FIFTH frequencies in the greater Richmond metro area... // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:40 And in completely unrelated news, K-Love parent EMF is buying a 2-station simulcast here in Richmond // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:39 Comical. I just don't understand the business model that motivates the money being spent to launch and run all these frequencies in what appears to be a dying media // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:38 And how does THAT work? Do people with Arbitron diaries actually say "I listened to K95 for 3 hours, and then I listened to W235AI for 10 minutes..." // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:36 Do they get Arbitron reports saying "19 people listened to your translator last quarter!" // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:36 Do they get Arbitron reports saying "19 people listened to your translator last quarter!" // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:35 Furthermore, how do all these new xltrs and LPFMs PROVE their listenership? // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:33 [19:47] Agreed. I can't figure out who is even listening to 100kW legacy stations, much less 7.5 watt W203CB // Lee VA (
Dec08 15:19 Oh wow I knew I shoulda turned the antenna north; not at home now. Maybe tonight./cdEL96 (
Dec08 14:32 Tr south FL - Miami area FM stations in (500 mi) de fred SC FM03af (
Dec08 10:27 [20:00] And I expect that broadcasters will continue to put on tons and tons and tons and tons of new stations, for nobody to listen to--Frank M. (
Dec07 23:47 A low-power radio broadcast provides a soundtrack -Jerry (
Dec07 23:24 I would have explained a metaphor had I used once, but I didn't, so I won't ... Mike (
Dec07 21:49 [21:01] Try explaining the San Jose Semaphore - Jerry (
Dec07 21:01 [19:53] Try explaining the thrill of DXing to anyone in the Internet generation. Pointless! ... Mike (
Dec07 20:01 our FM station growth (3 in 1960) has climbed faster than the population - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 20:00 That will surely impact the industry as more cars hit the road. I have the second cheapest car in the US, Chevy Spark, that has this technology - K4NBF (
Dec07 20:00 Android and Apple dashboard software already in more models than HD radio after it's been out for less than a year... quick, easy access in the car to non-radio entertainment - K4NBF (
Dec07 19:59 SA census growth - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 19:55 So there are now many tens of millions of people who have absolutely no reason to listen to radio stations for music--Frank M. (
Dec07 19:54 San Antonio "tipped" to FM between 1966-1969 when it went from just 4 locals to 10 - de WA5IYX (
Dec07 19:54 ...and if you want music that's NOT on the internet, chances are it's surely not on the radio - or on a NonComm station without advertising, perhaps--Frank M. (
Dec07 19:53 Now the internet, or various software, has ABSOLUTELY ANY MUSIC THAT YOU WANT, that is played on the radio... (
Dec07 19:52 This example is for a market of 3 million or more people, at the time. (
Dec07 19:51 The ONLY alternatives, then, were to play records or tapes, to get music at home. (
Dec07 19:50 ...because in those days, ONLY AM COUNTED. Almost nobody had FM radios. Detroit also had CBE, CKLW Windsor (making it 8 locals)--Frank M. (
Dec07 19:50 So different from back in the Fifties until the mid sixties, when places like Detroit only had 7 or 8 local stations... (
Dec07 19:48 [including translators and such] (
Dec07 19:48 ...unless I was in a market of perhaps 5,000 people. (But aren't many of THOSE, now, served by 10 to 30 FM stations?)--Frank M. (
Dec07 19:47 [20:31] I still can't figure out who is listening to all these stations. I know that if I had a business, I would NEVER advertise on a radio station... (
Dec07 17:29 Es into FM - Canadian Maritimes de fred SC FM03af (
Dec07 16:46 Es CHBX-2- ON - CTV - The View - in briefly de fred SC FM03af (
Dec07 16:08 Nothing noted on FM here yet. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec07 16:06 Es 90.7 WVAS Montgomery, AL PI:8C2E (822 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Dec07 15:59 Looks like Tampa Bay to Lake Charles or B Rouge tropo this morning---n/a for me./cdEL96 (
Dec06 23:27 He grew up in this town, worked as a station engineer (e.g., KMAC), and has been in Ohio for a number of years now - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 23:23 a lot of these radioinsight etc links have been given to me by Artie Bigley in Columbus OH - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 22:39 Appears to be some 6 meter Es at this time in the NE USA to the SE USA de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec06 21:43 I'd also like the capability to save the results so they can be loaded into ArcGIS. Tim EM86 (
Dec06 21:42 Hey everyone. I'm looking for propagation modeling software for FM instead of the ones for amateur radio that is found easily online. Any suggestions? Tim EM86 (
Dec06 21:41 I read it just now. Nvm last post. Good points, some./cdEL96 (
Dec06 20:31 [16:59] I didn't read it, but the next step may well be going to 100 kHz spacing---which will mean many digital radios will be obsolete./cdEL96 (
Dec06 17:36 They once "ambushed" a PETA rep (on the phone) on their show for defacing some of their billboards ! - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 17:33 On KTSA-550 here the Ware family has long been involved in the advertising branch as well as their on-air gigs - de WA5IYX (
Dec06 16:59 Interesting to think about the FM dial in 5-10 years...will all these xltrs and LPFMs still be on air? // Lee VA (
Dec06 16:58 [23:22] Wow, that was really good viewpoint, Pat. Never thought about that angle before... // Lee VA (
Dec05 23:22 on LPFMs, a bit long, but worth a read - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 19:21 *hear, I can speaka dah engrish - En35 (
Dec05 19:20 Tr 103.3 KNSI xlator (250w) at 60+ miles. Don't here this very often - En35 (
Dec05 18:21 I'd first heard of them from my then-new Encyclopedia Brittanica Jr in 1955 ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 18:19 our KSAT-12 just did a story on the Antarctic NLCs and their well-experienced wx gal had never even heard of them before ! - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 18:11 local nx item - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 17:13 use the map links on this to see which FM states are multi-prop for me - de WA5IYX (
Dec05 15:10 I still haven't managed to log any tropo from New England here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec05 15:07 For me it's IL, IN, QC & WI. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec05 14:41 So far, NY is the only state I have logged via both tropo and Es // Lee VA FM17io (
Dec05 14:37 Random trivia: I believe that part of VA is closer to seven other state capitals than Richmond // Lee VA (
Dec05 14:34 [00:00] Wow nice! I had to look up "Coeburn" on Google maps...EXTREME western part of VA // Lee VA (
Dec05 13:27 Nice to see a light coat of snow on the ground this morning; 33F - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec05 09:24 unde=under - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec05 09:23 they will give it to you unde a 'buy up' for ten dollars extra. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec05 09:22 I see ISP in NYC, Chicago, Philly offering Internet at 330 Mbps for $59.99 per mo. for new customers. Even if your not a new customer, if you play nice with them - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Dec05 00:00 99.7 WGCK in Coeburn. TN & NC were in at the same time. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec04 23:07 [21:53] What station did you get? // Lee VA (
Dec04 22:40 vs this - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 22:39 [18:11] this - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 21:53 Only via Es once, back in 2009. - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec04 20:45 Jon in FN03 have you ever received Virginia before? Joshua FN02 (
Dec04 18:54 A little Blonder-Tongue FM-only 6-tube was the only FM radio in the house! N8NU (
Dec04 18:51 I vaguely remember WBFG 98.7 Detroit carrying Nightcaps, just before it was sold and became WLLZ with AOR. N8NU (
Dec04 18:11 That is just horrible. Safety violations galore./cdEL96 (
Dec04 16:43 the hospital I was born in (Alameda) is about 1.5 miles from this man-made disaster - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 14:01 Tr 90.9 WRCJ Detroit, MI, TOH ID, 206 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Dec04 03:48 Yes, Mike...accepting toll free 800 numbers to call in, just prior to Larry King's show./cdEL96 (
Dec04 03:35 [03:03} You mean Herb Jepko? ... Mike (
Dec04 03:14 and part of my WHAS letter verie from the same year - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 03:11 KSL in 1960 - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 03:04 A two station network DXers had to have loved--KSL in west, WHAS in east, covering the 48 states./cd (
Dec04 03:03 Now....OT....speaking of KSL, how many remember the Nitecap R Network?/cd (
Dec04 03:02 It was not half bad---with modest antenna could hear 10 watt WVUM 90.5 and on AM KSL was audible on it at 4 am./cd (
Dec04 02:54 It had the word "EAGLE" in caps where the Juliette logo would be./cd (
Dec04 02:51 Better yet/cd:-> (
Dec04 02:51 OK Jim now I can't stop....this looked like the Juliette stereo, poor photo/cdEL96--> (
Dec04 02:46 Couldn't remember what the small black and red buttons were for, although red mighta been FM AFC./cd (
Dec04 02:44 Thx Jim, never used that site before!/cdEL96---> (
Dec04 02:33 then a nearby lightning strike power surge in Austin in Aug 1968 sort of messed up its on-off switch ... - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 02:28 I got another Wards xstor AM clock radio in later 1965 - the local osc. harmonics wud put thru 40m ham and 8-MHz maritime c.w. sigs - de WA5IYX (
Dec04 02:26 That's where you use Tiny URL CD :-) - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Dec04 02:06 I was able to Google-Image the rx just now, but the URL would fall off the page!/cd (
Dec04 02:01 Cost me $40 at the Homestead AFB BX. I thought it was a good deal./cd (
Dec04 02:00 My first "better" radio was an AC-powered Sharp 5-band incl MB, but IMO it too had selectivity issues./cdEL96 (
Dec04 01:48 probably a bit outdated now - de WA5IYX (
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