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Mar02 12:15 Very thick fog this morning bringing in very little tropo. -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar02 00:06 APRS map also showing strong Tropo in central to west Texas - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar02 00:03 yea JimT/MO, I was wondering if that was real Tropo out on the west coast too - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 23:54 Has anyone seen the APRS map this evening for the West coast? Is that major tropo or what's up with all the red? de JimT/MO EM37 (
Mar01 23:46 07-24-1969 Es 1715 KORN-5 SD Mitchell - from when in Austin - de WA5IYX (
Mar01 21:56 ar as KORN-5 07-29-1977 1513 Es - my only catch of them here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar01 21:52 those are huge Ch 5 bat-wing bays on that KDLT antenna - de WA5IYX (
Mar01 20:14 Guy Climbing the world's tallest Radio Tower to1768 feet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 20:10 Guy working on a 1500' TV Tower - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 20:06 Drone footage of tower demolition on youtube - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 19:06 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar01 16:03 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FD re building collapse (snow ?) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar01 06:48 Ms 92.9 KMXN Osage City, KS C&W/RDS previous Es 803 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb28 21:03 . (
Feb28 20:09 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb28 15:48 in STX Austin seems to be getting the worst of the icy road condx - de WA5IYX (
Feb28 15:44 Winter Storm Warning in effect for Austin until 12 noon for ice on roads making travel not advisable for a few more hours... Jack, Austin TX (
Feb28 15:05 Potential Ice storm for parts of Philly and its region tomorrow night. LM/FM29 (
Feb28 15:05 We woke up to 8 inches of snow in Albuquerque this morning. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb28 14:57 re 0737 - didn't realize Mexico City had so mni FM HDs (I've only caught 88.1 that way) - and he only tuned lower half of band there - de WA5IYX (
Feb28 14:35 those wide temp swings often cause the house rafters to make strange noises - de WA5IYX (
Feb28 14:33 35F hr now, will stay overcast so forecast hi only 45F - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb28 08:13 all that heat buildup may help for some good Tropo conditions for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb28 08:10 thats a big temperature change Pat. same thing is forcast here in my location as well. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb28 07:37 Review of my Visteon HD Jump RDS HD Receiver. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb27 23:23 34F with 25F wind chill, but forecast 80F on Tuesday - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb27 20:27 33.42 fl wx fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb27 18:04 now sleet reaching the ground in a few nearby places - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb27 13:01 some snow on local radar, but it's evaporating on the way down - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb26 23:50 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Feb26 19:54 and one can't make any MUF profiles from this w/o knowing the h'F2 to determine the M-factor - de WA5IYX (
Feb26 19:52 u sure can't rely on this to indicate things are that good - de WA5IYX (
Feb26 19:26 Mix of 525 and 625 video in Ch A2 0 and +10 from S America in IM67 Hufh (
Feb25 23:04 not as commonly logged hr as I had thot - only 5 times between Nov 1974-2012 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb25 23:01 or from Jul 29, 2014 - de WA5IYX (
Feb25 22:56 all these decades and never knew that info on call (Jun 1 2014 Es pix) - de WA5IYX (
Feb25 22:39 WAHR 99.1 Huntsville, AL Arnold Hornbuckle Radio when it started. WA4ZZW EM64 (
Feb25 01:35 Some station on 99.1 trying to come in under WAHR "Star 99.1" pointing westwards. It's a cold, foggy evening -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb24 22:56 1 Inch of snow fell 7-9AM with plenty of frz. rain and sleet overnight. Most is melted besides on branches+grass. 3-7 inches expected tomorrow depending on temps. Nobody's taking chances because of last year. -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb24 22:51 sounds like they had orders or a personal grudge going there - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 20:29 it was kind of sad to watch them run back and forth over it with the wa4ukx (
Feb24 20:27 I would have liked to had the sign off the RS they bulldosed .....but got there too late they crushed wa4ukx.. (
Feb24 20:23 other RS stores in the upstate area have been picked clean at 75 percent off wa4ukx (
Feb24 20:21 re 15:13 local Radio Shack here closed several weeks ago...and the bulldosed the building to make room for a new wa4ukx em84 (
Feb24 16:25 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb24 16:12 updated - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 15:13 local Radio Shack store closure situation - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 14:24 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb24 13:31 32F, 25F wind chill, light drizzle - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb24 11:46 Freezing rain and sleet. Looks like it's a repeat of last February's ice storm besides that it will all melt by sundown hopefully. Schools now are just canceling for this despite many days in advance warning… -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb24 01:32 Es now with the proper ant in use Ch 2(s) from west - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb24 01:31 things must have been strong since in my irate mood I was using the east-aimed CM4228 vs the HD5030 ant ... - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 01:19 Es a couple of strong 55.25s zero-beating each other - de WA5IYX EL09ql ST (
Feb24 01:16 at 35F I wasn't about to wait outside for him to come back down this street .... - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 01:14 I was out there by 6:30 and had seen the mail truck c. 5:20 pm - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 01:14 first time that has occurred with dozens of USPS tracked deliveries over recent years - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 01:12 I was awaiting a small USPS package, online sez delivered at 6:11 pm, but nil on porch or in curbside mail box hr - de WA5IYX (
Feb24 01:11 Es Now CH-4 and 5 video ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb24 01:10 Es Ch-2 and Ch-3 with a big 5 lower right. Ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb24 01:06 one of the Ch 2s is a Net 2 (logo l/r) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb24 00:59 Es Ch 2 mix south/se ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb24 00:55 Es XE TV Ch-2 and 3 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb24 00:01 Es TV2 Mexico "trece" in upper right - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb23 23:28 our evergreens here are loquat and ligustrum - de WA5IYX (
Feb23 23:27 went out to check mail - hadn't come yet, late today - 35F and some wind chill - Arizona Ash trees budding well - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb23 22:53 Got down to -17F in Manistee on Friday morning. Manistee rarely gets below zero despite its northerly latitude. Some areas in northern Michigan have hit -35F some of the last few mornings - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb23 19:18 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb23 18:52 that's the low so far, the c. 40F high was at midnight - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb23 18:09 noon 34F and spotty drizzle hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb23 18:08 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb23 17:20 Was -11 in the Bighorns overnite. 2 snowmobilers missing since Sunday evening, is currently 0 up there now - Dn64 (
Feb23 15:48 recall that it nearly got 80F hr on Saturday afternoon (and 75F is forecast in a few days) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb23 15:45 a little freezing precip within 30 miles of hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb22 23:47 the FCC will (eventually) act on ulo reports, but they don't have the time/people to cruise YouTube on their own - de WA5IYX (
Feb22 21:21 95.3 "KIDS FM" previously mentioned months ago is still on the air. First noticed in 2012. - Dan EM73QX (
Feb22 20:16 Local 105.7 "Radio 105-7" WRDA silent this afternoon. -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb22 19:41 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb22 17:20 33.42 fl wx fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb22 17:03 33.nn EST hits - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb21 23:19 it got 88F in Laredo today - cold front passing here - forecast 33F Tuesday morning - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb21 22:26 Tr 90.1 unID CCM station. Not WORQ as I checked that station's stream - Christian EN62 mobile (
Feb21 22:24 Tr 97.7 WMRX Beaverton, MI with local (Midland) ads - Christian EN62 mobile (
Feb21 17:54 now its vid is so weak that I can't tell what it might have on there - de WA5IYX (
Feb21 17:52 once-upon-a-time our frankenFM KFLZ-CA-6 had a static DVD logo for video - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb21 17:41 Our local analogue channel 6 WTBS does have video as well as audio, now. It is playing music videos of the songs it plays. The video is weaker than the audio. -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb21 16:59 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb21 16:34 Ms 98.3 KQYB Spring Grove, MN "This is KQ 98" NEW! -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb21 06:47 Ms 99.5 WJBR Wilmington, DE 633 miles (off back of antenna), slam dunk id with call sign, website, and parent company mentioned- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Feb21 04:51 93.5 (
Feb20 23:13 78F here now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 15:33 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 14:44 2015 TV-DX hr so far - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 13:02 KXTJ-LP 100w 4.5mi @288-deg 4m HAAT 20m HAGL; KPPC-LP 84 w 14mi @91-deg 38m HAAT 23m HAGL - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 12:47 yes. KPPC-LP on (faint hr) - seems same music format that KXTJ-LP was - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 07:04 [01:13] Back? I don't know anything about KXTJ-LP but all new KPPC-LP is on air from NE side of SA now. I can hear it on SA Globaltuners - Finndx (
Feb19 02:12 Es Ch 2 thinning - still baseball dominant - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 01:55 Es think I have had the same Cuban Ch 2,3 for nearly last 2 hrs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 01:45 The Simpsons is still on on the UnID 2, but its coming in more like a flare-up form. Coming in best pointed near due south. -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 01:45 Es Ch 2 mix, 3 & 4 spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 01:29 Channel 6 was false reading. Our local WTBS seems to have finally gotten a video to go with their audio. -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 01:20 Es UnID 6 Radio station with picture. May be local WTBS audio and ES video, though. Audio is solid. -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 01:13 our 96.9 LPFM pest back (bmd east can still phase it almost out) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 01:12 Es UnID 2 with Simpsons -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 01:11 Es Ch 3 Cuba Mike-La (
Feb19 01:08 Es religious station fight on 89.7 -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 01:08 50.110 W4/UR5MID (EL88) had me excited for a moment with his accent - de WA5IYX (
Feb19 01:07 Es 90.9 XHQRT Queretaro "91 Dat" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb19 01:07 all the 50-MHz Es-TE link paths east/ne of hr (Houston,Dallas, et al) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 01:05 Es briefly into FM at TOH 2000est - 89.1 XHCAO Tam "La Lupe" de Fred SC FM03af (
Feb19 01:03 Es Cuba-3 nx with blue/white logo u/r - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 00:59 Es UnID 2 with translucent 7 in the top right corner -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 00:58 ch 2 has been a mixed bag here- Azteca 7, net 2, net 5, net 9-no IDs Mike-La (
Feb19 00:56 all I'm seeing here is some very messy Mexico Mike-La (
Feb19 00:55 my 90.7 SS likely trop from south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 00:54 00:44- definately Cuba Pat Mike-La (
Feb19 00:53 Es UnID 2 weak, 4 (mod interference with WUVM), 88.1 weak -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 00:51 if I've any FM Es MUF footprints prob into water - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 00:49 Es some Ch 4 now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 00:47 Es active here. Noticed it on my car radio while tuning. Will be in DX room ASAP -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb19 00:45 Es 89.7 XHID "Radio Kñon" alamo, VER so far everything IDed is from grid EL10 - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb19 00:44 Es Ch 3 Mesa Redonda so Cuba ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 00:33 Es up to ch 5 now Mike-La (
Feb19 00:32 Es up to 97.7 and 98.9 decent signals - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb19 00:30 Es Ch 2 baseball, Ch 3 full color and logo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 00:28 Es 89.3 RDS "RECUERDO" and ID new stn Tu Recuerdo - XHRRR - FM 89.3 - Papantla, VE, Mexico - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb19 00:25 Es TV2 south with net 5 logo Mike-La (
Feb19 00:23 Es 93.9 XHTXA Tuxpan, VER "Soy FM" solid signal last 3 min - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb19 00:20 That's it...I've had it....Between the snow and lack of DX, I've decided to move to WA5IYX QTH : ) de N8UUP Bill EN82 (Arctic Circle Annex) (
Feb19 00:17 Es 89.3 Mexico caught me off guard something "89.3 FMey" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb19 00:13 Es 2, 3 south/se - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb19 00:04 [00:02] de Fred SC (
Feb19 00:02 Es peaking up to ch 5 at times. ch 4-Mexico with "trace" UR and Azteca TOH (
Feb18 23:19 Es ch 2z -UNID WSW likely Mexico - good video at times - talk show de Fred SC FM03af (
Feb18 15:45 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs likely in for a while - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 13:35 OK, I've gotten WBRA,WABW,& WCES - none of the RF 5s due to KCWX hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 06:25 Was trying for new Ms stations, but ended up getting TrS instead - DN64 (
Feb18 05:41 @WA5IYX - WLMB Toledo (Jasper, MI) is RF 5, virtual 40. N8NU (
Feb18 05:34 Well, there's WSBS-3 (virtual 22), WBRA-3 (virtual 15), WGVK-5 (virtual 52), WLMB-5 (virtual 40), WABW-6 (virtual 14) and WCES-6 (virtual 20). That's what I know at the moment for UHF virtual low-VHF DTVs. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb18 04:09 Es Ch 2,3 west - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 02:06 so much for any PBS (KLRN-DT-9) viewing plans that I had for this evening - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 02:00 cking for any Ch 2 NTSC vids on FT-847 all I can hr is the DT-2 hiss fading there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 01:48 gee, the 50-MHz folk finally spotted this - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 01:47 Es 93.1 KPLV NV LV RDS="KDIT" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 01:46 Es 90.5 KSOS NV LV RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 01:39 How mni low-VHFs with a virt. UHF ? - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 01:37 after 50+ years of KORK/KVBC 2-3-DT-2 NBC ... - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 01:32 their sub 1 Antenna, sub 2 Cozi - virt. 21 - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 01:21 Es KVMY-DT-2 NV Las Vegas (1053 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 01:15 rr (
Feb18 01:14 prob so. Calif from hiways mentioned, also 42s - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 01:07 Es 39s & 45s - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb18 01:05 Brisbane only had 2 FMs back then (one being 4ZZZ), a lot more on in Sydney - only whip on FM set- de WA5IYX (
Feb18 01:03 their ABC net stations only had TOH idents so that limited things as well - got a couple of New Zealand - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 01:00 my rcvr wasn't digital readout so those 9-kHz mw AM spacings there were a pain to figure out - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 00:58 that's up in Queensland - while in Brisbane I spent most non-DXing AM time on 4IP (Ipswich) - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 00:38 WRTVH1983 p241 Italian: sun 1100-1200 4KZ 531 (
Feb17 23:58 it was in the 600-700 kHz range - I'd gotten a new WRTVH for that trip but didn't notice their "ethnic" stations in it there - de WA5IYX (
Feb17 23:52 the first AM station that I tuned in at the Sydney, Aus. airport in Jul 1979 was in Italian - de WA5IYX (
Feb17 23:10 UnID on 1080AM coming in sounds like it could be Chinese. Any ideas? Local 1080 should be Spanish. -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb17 23:07 33.42 F2 "weather" loop with no weather, Suspect Sammamish, WA. N8NU in EN81fs (
Feb17 17:48 33.42 fl wx fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb17 17:27 not big/range enuf to do RDF for RFI - de WA5IYX (
Feb17 16:56 with the clearing and advection of dry air and dropping winds likely sub-freezing Wed morn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb17 16:20 it's a balmy 3 degrees F here this morning JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Feb17 16:16 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb17 15:23 13:59- not to be outdone...33F- WC 22 deg Mike-La (
Feb17 13:59 38F, wind chill 30F, isolated spots of sleet around town - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb17 10:16 Tr new log WTFX - The Fox 93.1 Louisville, KY Rob Cincinnati (
Feb17 03:30 The good news is that I have lots of open and semi-open channels between 94.9 and 96.7 anyways. Almost 2 mhz of E-skip targets right there. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 03:28 Or, 104.5 could be used to simulcast KTCR "The Tractor" on 980, ESPN 1460, or even KBBO "KUSA" 1390 talk. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 03:28 Still makes no sense to have a translator on 104.5 that repeats a 100-kw station 10 miles away. At the very least, KATS 94.5 could get HD (94.3/94.7 are trash anyways...too much splatter) and put a couple of HD subchannels on there...simulcast them on the 104.5/106.1/106.9 freqs. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 02:20 Get used to it...your interference is someone else's DX. You'd love it if you got some new targets to shoot for ... Mike (
Feb17 01:40 There are also CPs for 106.1 and 106.9 in same area grrr! > Yakima CN96 (106.1 to simulcast KHHK, 106.9 to simulcast KRSE) (
Feb17 01:40 Wapato and Zillah and Toppenish who have very crappy radios and have a staticky 104.1. Otherwise, to no one. (
Feb17 01:39 The 104.1 KXDD transmitter is located just north of Yakima on the ridge near Terrace Heights. In between Union Gap and the Lower Valley is the Ahtanum Ridge...KXDD is probably trying to serve those in w (
Feb16 22:51 Yakima, who is that 104.5 KXDD translator supposed to serve? Do they really have significant coverage gaps? - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Feb16 19:49 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb16 19:39 Now leaving recorder to try and get 102.5 from same tower :P - Dn64 (
Feb16 19:37 Ms sometime overnight 97.9 KWGB Colby, KS with ad for NW KS Tech. Clr website + phone # mention - new - Dn64 (
Feb16 19:34 it's dropped from 65F to 40F hr so far since the cold front (gusting 30+ mph) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb16 17:23 Got down to -2 overnight in Philly region with a wind chill of -30. Thats amazing for here. LM/FM29 Thursday night could get to -5F. (
Feb16 16:48 33.nn EST hits - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb16 16:22 Actually, Yakima, I still have designs on moving back to eastern Iowa, and Iowa City -- a college town of 90,000 -- is FAR less congested on FM than it is here. Think I heard just over 200 FM stations when I was there through most of the 1990s -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Feb16 15:52 some freezing precip in the Hill Country - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb16 15:02 lol yeah we didn't ride much, haven't seen condx that brutal in years! JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Feb16 14:59 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb16 14:41 it looks more like a search and rescue team getting ready to go out there - de WA5IYX (
Feb16 14:08 A short video clip from houghton lake saturday JJ in EN82/ SE MI (
Feb16 14:05 65F now hr but on verge of cold front 35F 65 mi north of hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb16 13:50 just got back from a snowmobiling trip in Houghton Lake was -19 there with a -31 windchill! a bit crisp! JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Feb16 05:53 Rick...again, just like Pat...I suppose you would do better in Ainsworth at this point than in Omaha for FM DX... . Yakima CN96 (
Feb16 05:53 I don't have my 104.5 translator on at the moment! Thank goodness. It's a waste of a translator...104.5 relays KXDD Yakima and the translator is 10 miles from the transmitter site! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb16 03:45 Tim in EM86: Much to my consternation, the FCC, in its infinite stupidity (sorry, the word "wisdom" can never apply to them) just granted translators to FIVE of my local FM freqs here in Omaha. Absolutely outrageous. -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Feb16 00:16 Docket 80-90 has downgraded FM to a strictly local service. (
Feb15 21:49 oops 45,25 NU (
Feb15 21:49 Strangely, getting a dead carrier at exactly 45.000000 - remember those days? carrier not fading, so possibly local N8NU in EN81fs (
Feb15 18:33 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb15 16:20 Ms 94.7 KSHE Crestview, MO RDS PI: bogus WDU NEW -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb15 16:14 Tr 94.7 WCVM Bronson, MI weak scatter "Sunday Morning Prayers on WBCL" NEW 228 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb15 16:07 some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb15 15:25 Ms 94.1 KFKF Kansas City, KS RDS 744 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb15 15:07 Only 1 Houston TV decoding this morning, KUHT-DT-8...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb14 23:08 Are you able to get Billings stations all the time now with that set? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb14 22:09 Sitting about 2 feet above roof, with UHF antenna below. - DN64 (
Feb14 22:08 Had a friend come over and improve height on the FM-6. It is no longer sitting on the roof - Dn64 (
Feb14 21:00 also hearing the 33.42 MHz wx loop, full strength on s meter- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Feb14 20:18 33.42 fl wx fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb14 20:17 33.78 est fd - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb14 19:53 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb14 18:35 CCI FM sigs wont produce the audibile heterodynes that NTSC videos do(did) - de WA5IYX (
Feb14 18:08 Weird sounding tropo to the north with radio's audio sounding like the high pitch squeal you hear on TV during ES openings -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb14 17:51 Best I heard that way was some Corpus tropo (and I was outdoors to get that) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb14 17:49 I've never been able to catch any 88-108 Es on my (2010) G8 with its whip - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb14 17:41 Thank you for the info Pat. Hopefully I'll hear something this year. Tim em86 (
Feb14 17:24 of course, there are still a few NTSC Ch 3-6 audios around that G2 might get on Es - de WA5IYX (
Feb14 17:22 has the 72-MHz El Salvador items listed - de WA5IYX (
Feb14 17:16 I've heard it with my FT-847 anf 50-MHz antenna (which is rather deaf at 70-MHz) - de WA5IYX (
Feb14 17:15 this seems to change calls each year with each STA - de WA5IYX (
Feb14 16:59 Tr 92.3 WPWX Hammond, IN R&B, legal ID (location given as Chicago) 334 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb14 16:57 Ms 92.3 KEZO Omaha, NE "Z92" by female DJ (same one on stream), previous Es 746 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb14 16:54 Ms 91.1 KCCM Moorhead, MN classical music, RDS PI 766 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb14 16:53 91.1 KCCM Moorhead, MN classical music, RDS PI 766 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb14 16:41 Tim, translators are eating me up here in em66, too. Some are outrageously stupid...I cannot imagine anyone listening to them.- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Feb14 16:10 Just found out I've lost 105.3 & 100.3 to dumb--- translators. Why? The fcc is messed up. Tim em86 (
Feb14 15:43 I read a couple bad reviews but I have no complaints with mine. Record & playback quality is acceptable although some complained of skipping and dropping out while recording. Tim em86 (
Feb14 15:38 G2 is decent for what I paid -$45- but retail is too much. Very portable with RDS & MP3 record OTA ! FM picks up decent. Tim em86 (
Feb14 15:36 I recall talk abt a txmitter in Va on 70-some, something from Central America, and Chile Muzak- that might've been 40-ish MHz though. Tim em86 (
Feb14 15:33 ......anything worth picking up during Es from 64 to 87mhz? Tim em86 (
Feb14 15:32 Hi. Tim EM86 here. Been a while since I've been on. I got Grundig G2 on eBay for a deal. Covers 64mhz up to FM.... (
Feb13 23:02 Tr 96.1 KIIX WA, 99.9 KXLY WA, 98.1 KISC WA, 106.1 KZFN ID...OK prop to east WA but none of the lower powered Spokanes like the last event in January. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb13 19:37 Oops 99.1 CJGV-FM Winnipeg is correct call my boo boo (
Feb13 19:32 All the latest Manitoba listings are on the AMANDX web site (
Feb13 19:30 97.5 CKJR-FM Winnipeg is now Big FM three changes in 14 days (
Feb13 19:29 102.3 CKY-FM Winnipeg is now Kiss FM (
Feb13 19:29 99.1 CGJV-FM now is Fresh Radio (
Feb13 17:43 35.1 fade in (
Feb13 17:31 33.nn EST hits - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb13 16:34 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb13 16:16 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 22:45 looks like I caught it on the tail end of things Mike-La (
Feb12 22:40 Es XEPM-2 Juarez "tu canal" UR very weak (833 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 20:52 37.nn NY (
Feb12 18:35 35.nn assorted hits (
Feb12 18:26 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 17:25 33.42 fl wx fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb12 05:53 I never got KALW, but did get Telluride, CO on 91.7. Had one opening on 07/04/12 with 3 or 4 91.7's, but no ID. Wish Tacoma hadn't been upgraded. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Feb11 23:35 I enjoyed when 91.7 was open...received KALW San Francisco less than 700 mi during the absence. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 22:53 [14:36] Not a waste yet. Nothing currently on 91.7. But I'm sure it'll be occupied before summer. -- Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Feb11 21:00 37.nn assorted hits (
Feb11 19:46 35 etal in/out (
Feb11 17:34 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 16:38 33.42 fl wx fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb11 15:15 Tr some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 14:55 When I was in Austin (1966-69) KTSA would essentially evaporate there when they switched patterns at sunset - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 14:53 KTSA's 4-tower array (ND day, bmd s.w. across town at night) had gotten them reports from New Zealand - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 14:51 I suppose that KTSA-550 here "wanted" and FM outlet downtown for all those who can't hear a 5-kw AM bcst 5 mi away due to consumer-generated RFI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 14:36 Also learned that 91.7 has become a waste in Seattle...KXOT has flipped to BBN from a 2-year-long TVW simulcast. I think the latter was more interesting. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 14:32 On the west side speaking of new stations, there is a CP that has been granted...and call signs now, for a 98.5 near Aberdeen WA. South Sound and Pierce County listeners are going to have a tough time listening to Victoria on 98.5 now. But in that particular area, CIOC is hardly audible in Aberdeen, so it fits. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 14:30 Our 93.7 so-called "Translator" for KDYK 1020 (Regional Mexican) in Yakima still sounds absolutely horrendous. It sounds like it's coming off a frequency chain from a telephone...8khz audio quality...and also very quiet as well. Not signal, but modulation. What a waste of frequency. Audio was great when it relayed KLKY, but with a local classic rock now on 105.7, there's no use for that translator. Maybe KRSE can go HD (mixed feelings about that) and relay Bob FM on HD2 and on 93.7. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 04:58 some Corpus Vs and Us decoding, maybe deeper south subdecodes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 04:21 highs were in the 80sF over a large part of TX Tuesday so expected better tropo - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 04:14 for whatever reason(s) 103.3 and 107,1 now silent with SS on there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 04:11 from last summer - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 01:56 Tr Houston Us starting to show up Mike-La (
Feb11 01:30 came to this town in Jul 1957 when it had 92.9, 97.3, 99.5 as locals - puny # for a 500k population - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 01:27 The same reason why I wouldn't DX in NYC, or Los Angeles, or Chicago, or Phoenix. Very very few open channels. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 01:26 likely on same stick downtown - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 01:13 seems the FCC doesn't have 103.3 on it as San Antonio - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 01:05 107.1 250-w at 7.4 mi at 118-deg - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 01:04 condx.... stupid autocorrect (
Feb11 01:03 noticing some short haul tr enhancement tonight in the car waiting in the drive thru. toledo and Cleveland in louder than usual winter condo jj in en82/se mi (
Feb11 00:55 ditto (
Feb11 00:54 one of two latest local POS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 00:26 and done as 99.1,99.9,100.7,101.5,102.5,102.9,103.1,106.1,106.3,107.9 until the next "tumor" emerges - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb11 00:17 OK -103.3 mem is now 103.1 and 107.1 is now 99.1 - need to organize the whole 10 there - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 00:08 two more mems to change in the HDT-1X - and more AM stations to literally hate - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb10 23:00 Think you'd do better in a place like Fort Stockton, or Alpine, or Marfa...few FMs and lots of open channels. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 22:59 I suppose Pat's real mad now...107.1 and 103.3 both lost to local translators in San Antonio. Plus near future addition of 96.7 which would kill the Austin station already on there. Hate to say this Pat, not discriminating, but I think Es may be a lost hope pretty soon in your market, besides 50 and 144. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 21:43 21:08 bit of a stretch for the UK guys, but likely at the limit east from here - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb10 21:23 I likely first stumbled across them in the fall of 1967, right after getting my first 30-50 MHz rcvr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb10 21:16 this existed for MANY decades - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 21:08 37.58 nh? us pwr co (
Feb10 20:41 37.58 assorted hits (
Feb10 20:28 the gas-fed hot water heater was in the utility shed off the carport - the hot water line (thru attic) briefly froze during that Jan 1961 event - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 19:41 33.7 NY fd - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb10 18:32 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb10 18:31 But, perhaps, they had not been able to rewire all of the schools yet? N8NU (
Feb10 17:49 irony was, the day off the ice storm had subsided and melted - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb10 17:48 recall only one wx makeup day in my school years hr, Jan 1961 ice storm had Mar 2 (TX Independence Day) being used - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 15:23 F2 spotty 33-MHz n,e, US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb10 14:53 I suppose it's due to this year being an El Nino year...mild and wet vs. colder and snowier. Those poor Boston kids will probably have to go through the 4th of July by the time winter is over to make this all up. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 14:51 And out here, we've had 3-4'' of snow all YEAR! Snowpack at 39%...over 60% below normal. Cloudy and sunny and showers as far as the eye can see. While Boston is getting pummeled with 24'' of snow, send some trucks out here and dump it on the mountains! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 13:41 Our recent snowstorm (16.5") was the biggest that actually happened in the winter. The biggest (24") happened in April. N8NU (
Feb10 01:36 just the normal gyrations of winter here at 29-deg N - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb10 01:31 (22:59) And to think the temperature was stuck at 43 day and night for three days N8NU (
Feb09 22:59 84F at 23z hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb09 21:22 Going to go from 63 tomorrow for a high to 18 for Wednesday's low, right as our trees began budding here after a beautiful warm few days… -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb09 17:52 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb09 17:42 39MHz EST w/ a few CTs - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb09 17:18 1/4-inch radial ice in these parts wud be major disaster for utilities, etc - Mass has had more snow the last week than combined total hr for 130 yrs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb09 17:15 35.40 east coast? - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb09 17:15 that Wyo nx story seems grim even with the prompt massive effort - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 17:11 17:06-don't know what type ant u have-but I would think the longer the elements, the greater chance of damage with that forecast Mike-La (
Feb09 17:06 I am now moderately concerned over my antenna's today and tonight with up to 1/4 inch of ice or more. LM/FM29 (
Feb09 16:27 We are the only radio company in the region so far that has reported on it - Dn64 (
Feb09 16:26 Big story continuing to develop in my region, still haven't found the girl - Dn64 (
Feb09 15:33 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb09 06:30 same DTT901-VC500 system is fine into the Dell D830 - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 06:27 pretty dead hr for tropo - think the GX-620 sound card needs replacing (distorted) - that's what my DTT901 feeds thru a Diamond VC-500 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb09 04:54 I have my FM-6 antenna pointed southwest checking forTropo on my XDR-F1HD radio with no luck - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb09 04:50 Pat are you receiving any Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb09 04:25 that's about the same distance as here to Mobile, AL - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb09 01:17 looks like some lower Trans Gulf Tropo starting between Merida Yuc. to Miami Fl. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 23:59 74F hr now as sunset nears - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb08 23:57 that's the problem with non-decoding DTVs, u never know if there are more than one fighting in there - de WA5IYX (
Feb08 22:54 oops I i missed KWTX on that list. thanks for the catch Jack. so Pat may have been receiving KWTX -DT-10 also - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 22:51 I forgot to add the RF to that last post about KWTX-DT-10...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb08 22:51 I forgot to add the RF to that last post about KWTX-DT-10...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb08 22:49 22:22 Dan it is partly cloudy with a temp. of 72F. it got up to a high of 74F at 11:53am here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 22:48 KWTX in Waco is also a DT-10 station in Texas and a semi-local here on the north side of Austin with a good VHF antenna...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb08 22:42 Only two RF-DT-10's in Texas on this list. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 22:41 [22:22] Watching a wx site the other day during a storm and spotted a place in California with temp 24, wind 124 with gusts to 146. Ouch! ... Mike/cm87 (
Feb08 22:39 you said subdec 10(s) more than one and that it was coming in across wide azimuth I say it may have been both KFDA-DT-10 & KZTV-DT-10 clobbering one another with CCI - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 22:34 the only other DT-10 station in the state of Texas is KZTV-DT-10 in Corpus Christi Tx (
Feb08 22:30 Amarillo Tx is only another 135 miles farther from the Wichita Falls Tx stations that you received. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 22:22 Beautiful day all day here with 69.8 for a high and sunny/partly cloudy now. -- Dan EM74 mobile (
Feb08 22:21 you did receive KFDX-DT-28 & KJTL-DT-15 both in Wichita Falls Tx. and a subdecode on DT-10 yesterday - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 22:18 14:27 Pat, your puzzling subdec 10 may have been KFDA-DT-10 Amarillo Tx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 22:16 14:27 Pat, your puzzling subdec 10 may have been KFDA-DT-10 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb08 17:18 Tr assorted FMs in from random areas, such as 104.3 CJQM, 105.3 WRLO, and 107.7 WRKR - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb08 16:24 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb08 16:12 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb08 14:27 a few Houston Us decoding, puzzling subdec 10(s) across wide azimuth - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb08 14:14 fog hr with 1/4-mi vis but may get nr 80F by this afternoon - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb08 13:37 Tr some DFW Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb08 05:56 decodes out towards Abilene and Sweetwater - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb08 04:40 Also picking up KUHT and KHOU-DT for Houston VHF DTVs...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb08 03:50 Some Houston UHF DTVs being picked up right now...a few with picture and some decoding but no picture...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb08 03:40 FB, they've sometimes put it in l/r - de WA5IYX (
Feb08 03:38 rr (
Feb08 03:32 like this one (last Jul 5) - de WA5IYX (
Feb08 03:30 w/big "3" bug ur (
Feb08 03:20 XHBC-3 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb08 03:20 Ch2 xew-net bug lr w/cci - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb08 02:20 Ch2 trece bug ur - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb08 02:16 Ch2 SS snowy in/out - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb07 23:09 I first noticed the effect in the mid-60s on 21-MHz when the n.e. US would suddenly boom in near their local sunset - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 22:56 if u've enuf patience u can spot that on some of these time-lapse gifs - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 22:49 the F2 layer lowers towards sundown and that increase in M factor often has MUF rising even tho foF2 is also falling - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 22:30 39MHz EST w/ some hits at their sunset - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb07 21:09 I have it on 7 and 28-MHz from March 1982 - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 21:07 that Navassa Island expedition is in that nasty 1600-mi 2Es range from here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 20:33 Tr still some Ch 2,4 NTSC vid carriers out of Mexico - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 19:11 Austin 95.5 went into HD for a while hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 19:01 The tropo earlier favored DFW FMs, even bringing 103.3 and 103.7 in strong enough to override the IBOC wash normally on those freqs...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb07 18:58 Tr 100.1 WSJP Port Washington, WI weak scatter "Relevant Radio" 323 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb07 18:56 Ms 100.1 KKWK Cameron, MO several pings past 30 min classic rock //stream, previous Es 698 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb07 18:53 Ms 100.1 KWFX Woodward, OK C&W RDS PI/PS 1172 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb07 18:48 might be nice to have 6m beacons attached to some of those mid-oceanic buoys :) - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 18:44 hints at that 6m F2 path, the 90-deg spread of azi on path plot map evidence against 2Es - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 18:20 F2 50-MHz IK1EGC/MM CJ83 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 17:11 I was still getting some spotty Wichita Falls decoding until a short while ago - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 16:33 concise article - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 15:51 subdec 11 prob San Angelo, 8 prob Dallas, 10 ?, 14 likely Dallas - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 15:28 KFDX-DT-28.2 has KJBO-LP on it - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 15:21 most Austin Us decoding well hr, some odd subdecodes may be Okla - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 15:15 its 5MW NTSC sig could literally be picked up with a paper clip for an antenna hr - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 15:13 at 20mi LOS it's abt the only one that decodes on an indoor ant hr - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 15:12 KMYS TL is out nr Medina Lake - some 45 mi from the Elmendorf ant farm - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 14:57 this one never comes in when any other San Antone TVs are reaching here...and no other SA DTVs are coming in, either...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb07 14:54 Tr KMYS-DT-32 Kerrville, TX (new) partial decode...Jack, Austin TX (
Feb07 14:38 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 14:14 Tr KFDX-DT-28 TX Wichita Falls (305 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 14:11 Tr KJTL-DT-15 TX Wichita Falls (326 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb06 23:26 Tr Iron Mountain Big Three (93.1, 100.7, 101.5) all in strong at times - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb06 23:20 Tr 102.9 WFUR Grand Rapids, MI in fair with HS basketball (Catholic Central vs. South Christian). Unusual since 102.9 is usually WMKC or WHQG here - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb06 23:01 KTVO clip - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 22:53 interesting list - saw KTVO 3 06-03-1988 1334 Es with TP and didn't know why until later - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 22:30 I'd like to see a guy anchor diagram for that site with the street that close - I suppose 120-deg spacing would fit in there on property - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 22:12 includes some Feb 5 aerial views of TL site - de WA5IYYX (
Feb06 21:14 I'd mainly intended to use those modified ones as a off-line items, and just only u/l a sample or two for others who might want to do similarly for their own loggings - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 21:11 I seldom ever construct html pages for tables to u/l to my site since they end up so byte-large - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 21:07 especially when done from this by FM channel where calls/COLs have changed over the decades - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 21:00 it's not that complex of a mod, but done for 4000+ stations over 100 pages a bit time-consuming - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 20:58 just use "view source" in ur browser to compare my page with the WTFDA original to see the mods - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 19:00 39MHz EST w/ a few PL tones to help pin down - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb06 17:47 what do you mean by deleting some of the html? Do you mean for formatting your own pages? - JimT/MO EM37 (
Feb06 15:49 tho "pretty" results, deleting some of their html and adding mine for the color rows and date and miles became mind-numbing after a while - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 15:46 I never even near-finished doing it for all 100 FM channels :( - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 15:43 I used modified versions of those to illustrate some of my catches - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 15:26 Get help using the database here... JimT/MO EM37 (
Feb06 15:25 When dx season hits, search for your FM dx here... includes US, CN, MX, CU & Caymans (
Feb06 13:11 likely antenna maker (may no longer make the model used) - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 12:37 more than u prob want to know re tower lighting & painting - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 12:27 this will be modified - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 12:19 on some of their on-scene reporter segments part of one of the bat-wing bays of their ant is visible on the ground - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 12:16 this has the guy wire being struck by plane and the tower collapsing - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 12:03 felling the rest of KCBD's tower - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 19:47 37.1 from non-cascadia territory - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb05 18:34 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb05 18:34 KCBD's mass of sat dishes at tower base not of much use at present - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 18:32 Amarillo NBC getting them their network feed (so some of those ads, etc going out on the Lubbock CATV/sat systems) - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 18:30 power restored at their studio/TL site but limited occupancy allowed - new antenna on order (Tucson, AZ ?) - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 18:28 just finished watching their noon news with daylight images - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 17:17 one of those nw of it was the TL site for our 100.3 before it moved to Galm Road - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 17:14 SAT doesn't lack a few towers around its approaches - de WA5IYX,-98.469057056&chart=301&zoom=3 (
Feb05 17:02 KCBD TL - de WA5IYX'32.1%22N+101%C2%B050'15.3%22W/@33.54225,-101.837583,310m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en (
Feb05 16:51 lots of towers on this sectional chart - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 16:39 the airport predates the TV station by a few decades - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 15:52 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb05 15:03 there are multi towers on site (FM radio ?) - daylight views wud help - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 14:50 Whose idea was it to build a TV tower perfectly South of a 18/36 runway? 8nu (
Feb05 14:46 That tower pictured on Wikipedia is NOT KCBD tower after the crash. The tower in the pic is intact and is further north on Avenue A. N8NU (
Feb05 14:23 from Jun 1980 when they simulcast on KSWS-8 NM - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 14:17 The crash apparently took off about 700 feet of KCBD's 814-foot tower, Fox 34 reported.- de WA5IYX (
Feb05 13:59 much of their tower gone - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 04:59 not too rare in their 316-kw ERP NTSC days - KCBD TX Lubbock (340 mi) 11-10-1971 0007 tr 05-03-1996 0503 tr 94 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb05 04:47 local physician piloting in from NM, ceiling under 1000' at time - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 04:12 KCBD Lubbock - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 03:43 sure been a bunch of Es over Austin this eve - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 03:14 Es TV2 west - weak Mike-La (
Feb05 02:51 Austin & Corpus loud hr, but that 91.1 & 88.9 came up for a few min as well but no RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb05 02:43 Nothing noticed in the past 30 minutes while listening to 88.3 -- Dan EM73QX (
Feb05 02:31 Es ? 0220z 91.1, 88.9 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb05 01:24 Es Mexico UNID-ch 4- very strong sig - with trece logo UR (Azteca 13) with game show de Fred SC FM03af (
Feb05 01:07 Es ch 4- good sig but no IDs - SW likely Mexico with musical program - also weak video on ch 4 de Fred SC FM03af (
Feb04 19:57 that was somewhere off coast of Peru, before grid squares were adopted - de WA5IYX (
Feb04 19:54 04-16/17/19-1979 JA/MM 50-MHz F2 path - de WA5IYX (
Feb04 18:58 /MM now in CJ93 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 18:53 F2 50-MHz DJ03 IK1EGC/MM - wonder how mni times such paths happen - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 18:39 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 18:34 I havent DX'ed in months, The setup will be moved back to its orignal room, all due to physical limitations. LM/FM29 (
Feb04 14:42 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 02:04 not much has come easy tonight Mike-La (
Feb04 02:04 Es TV2 SW net 2 logo LR Mike-La (
Feb04 01:59 Es 55.26 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 01:51 XHQ-3 earlier Mike-La (
Feb04 01:21 See if anything shows up in Event Viewer. Also look at Task Manager ... Mike (
Feb04 01:20 FORMAT FLIP - 107.7 KWVN Pendleton OR has flipped to "Hot FM" CHR from "The Vine" adult hits. Makes it 3 CHRs and two "Hot FMs" in the area! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb04 00:55 don't know why this Win8.1 latop often d/cs from wi-fi as Netgear router only 3-4 ft away - de WA5IYX (
Feb04 00:49 my mess on Ch 2 is still peaking south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 00:44 Es XHQ-3 Culiacan, Sinaloa -Grupo Pacifco "3" logo (996 mi) Mike-La (
Feb04 00:43 Es XHQ-2 Guamuchil SIN Grupo Pacifico "3" logo (1014 mi) Mike-La (
Feb04 00:34 Es TV2 west weak Mike-La (
Feb04 00:28 sure would be nice to get help from dxmaps Mike-La (
Feb04 00:26 Es 55.25 + "gurgler"; 61.25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 00:12 The only one that wants to play is an Azteca 7 straight south-fade ups are fairly strong Mike-La (
Feb04 00:07 Es Ch 2 very spotty now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 23:41 Es TV3 south also very weak Mike-La (
Feb03 23:17 Ch 2 with one of the Mexican Indian dialects - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 23:06 Es Ch 4 mix zero-beat - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 23:02 Es TV4 south weak Mike-La (
Feb03 23:02 Es CH-2 55.250 S7 no id ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb03 22:57 IDing will be difficult unless signal gets stronger (
Feb03 22:57 Es Ch 2 Net 7 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 22:50 now a net 2 logo LR lol Mike-La (
Feb03 22:47 now ch 2 is back to a net 5 logo Mike-La (
Feb03 22:45 Signal seems strongest towards Merida-just saw a very weak Azteca text ID UL-couldn't make it out Mike-La (
Feb03 22:42 Es still a hefty mix Ch 2 hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 22:17 Es something very weak trying to come in from SSE Mike-La (
Feb03 21:57 odd to see the door close so abruptly Mike-La (
Feb03 21:43 Es TV2 Canal Cinco south Mike-La (
Feb03 21:30 Es Ch 2 mix s.e. - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 18:53 airspy (
Feb03 17:43 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 14:07 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 01:46 Es 55.24/25/26 but not as strong - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 01:16 all gone Mike-La (
Feb03 01:06 Es TV3 south weak Mike-La (
Feb03 00:59 Es Ch 2 Net 5 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 00:57 Es Ch 2 Net 2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 00:57 signal very weak for now Mike-La (
Feb03 00:54 Es XEWO-2 Guadalajara-New Masvision logo UR (957 mi) Mike-La (
Feb03 00:28 Es Ch 2 Net 7 55.25 s.e. - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 23:20 in mid 1963 got a 10' steel mast from Allied $1.50 - REA shipping $3.00 :( - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 23:17 Since they (as Tandy) absorbed Allied Radio in early c. 1971 no longer mail ordering from Chicago (had started that in Aug 1958) - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 23:15 Once had a RS store (inside a Mitchells) within a mile of here in 1973-75, nearerst now 2 mi away (Ingram Mall) - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 23:13 I recall going to that one many times in 1968-69 (lived on Halmark and Cloverleaf) - it was at the northmost end of the Plaza then - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 22:57 dang it...better stop by a couple of the stores in the next few days. btw, the RS in Capital Plaza Shopping Center here is still there after all these years. Jack, Austin TX (
Feb02 22:38 once-upon-a-time if ordered early in the day it could actually arrive here the next day via normal shipping - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 22:34 lately online orders from RS in Ft. Worth wud come here via Houston - adding a day to the transit time - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 22:32 before they became that over the decades a multitude of small parts - guess it's now Mouser or Digi-Key - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 22:21 aka the radio phone shack (
Feb02 21:58 became aware of them in 1959, patronized their stores since 1967 - first 30-50 MHz rcvr from them, this laptop a year ago - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 21:46 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 21:18 Es ch 4 strong now with BKB - teams/score almost readable 73-47 de Fred SC FM03af (
Feb02 21:03 Es - 2z-Cuba with Cubavision ID TOH also UNID-4 BKB de Fred SC FM03af (
Feb02 19:02 looks like a pretty old, dried-out pole and crossarm there - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 18:33 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 14:28 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 04:18 test DE N8NU (
Feb02 00:50 Es 54.310(s) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 21:47 Ms 89.7 WUEC Eau Claire, WI RDS NEW! 474 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb01 21:10 Tr 93.1 KFCW Riverton, WY - Clear TOH ID. Also present, 99.1 and 101.7 from same area - Dn64 (
Feb01 18:05 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 03:26 the DTV pilot's ERP is about 10% of the DTV's total ERP so it will be evident on things like Airspy long before things like the DTT901 wud show any "action" - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 02:46 [01:14] Mike-LA, thanks for the web info , thats what I was looking for! Wasn't sure if it was a real station or a program carried by someother station. Funny the FCC has application letters but it's not in their database. Thats too bad! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Feb01 02:34 I am receiving weak Houston ATSC pilot signals on the Airspy One - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 02:31 no tropo hr with this - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 02:21 I guess Tropo is dead for the rest of tonight then. wish we would get some Tropo tonight Mike-La - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 02:16 no nothing here am Mike-La (
Feb01 02:01 Mike-LA, are you receiving any Houston sub decodes right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 01:14 ...although I'm not sure what your questions is... Mike-LA (
Feb01 01:13 00:06-looks like maybe this Mike-La (
Feb01 00:06 Been going over Summer Es recording and logged a station on 92.9 fm as "660 AM The Answer" KSKY Balch Springs, Texas. Not listed in the FCC database.. Interesting! Anyone got any ideas? Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan31 19:43 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan31 16:33 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan31 16:28 it's heavy on math (I'd not had Trig yet then), but a d/l might be worth a light reading of it tho 50 years old now - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 16:21 this was about a $3.25 item from the GPO when I got it in 1965 - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 16:13 foF2s are determined by the local free electron density per cc, which, if at a low enough height will give a high MUF because of the Secant Law (M-factor) - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 15:46 while this doesn't even hint it - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 15:43 shows why Fla has that 50-MHz F2 going on - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 04:11 and with map - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 04:07 FWIW - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan31 03:23 By any chance, anyone here know the coords of long-defunct W46AB, Fredonia, NY?? TNX N8NU (
Jan30 22:18 Azteca 7 sporting a logo appropriate for super bowl- a Lombardi trophy attached to the 7 Mike-La (
Jan30 21:56 Es XHCSA-2 San Cristabal, Chiapas Text ID UL (943 mi) Mike-La (
Jan30 21:40 Ms 89.3 KCMP Northfield, MN in HD 578 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan30 21:40 Es TV 2-4 south Mike-La (
Jan30 18:41 F2 33.42 MHz WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan30 15:07 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan30 02:29 Es 55.26 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan30 01:01 Es Azteca 7 on 2V, audio bits, prob Tampico, how much longer analog? Glenn Hauser, Enid (
Jan30 00:30 Es ch2 analog algo with ant S, XE? 6m map has 58 MUF around Memphis, Glenn Hauser, Enid (
Jan29 19:04 They spent a lot more years trying to get it on Ch 2 (1986-2000) than it was there (2000-2009) - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 18:57 KCWX TL is at 350.0m AGL and 929.0m ASL - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 18:52 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 18:44 "Saga" fits - I first started composing it in Aug 2000 and added to it when needed - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 18:24 17:46- Lol no Pat I haven't, looks like a novel. I'll look at it in a bit Mike-La (
Jan29 17:46 have u ever plowed thru this ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 17:44 17:39- I wonder why Fredricksburg and not SA Mike-La (
Jan29 17:39 with KCWX's TL 48-mi away it's the most remote to claim this market (all others are within 25-mi of me) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 17:26 5 in S.A. trying real hard too Mike-La (
Jan29 17:24 Houston Us still coming in-even KLRU and KEYE in Austin in Mike-La (
Jan29 17:12 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - thin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 16:30 Tr KFDM-DT-25 (280 mi), KITU-DT-33 (285 mi) TX Beaumont - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 16:15 KLTL still spotty decodes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 16:09 Still very much up in the air but I may be moving to the Twin Cities this summer - Dn64 (
Jan29 15:03 Tr 93.1 KQID LA Alexandria (409 mi) ID/ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 14:35 cold front hr tomorrow will kill tropo off - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 14:33 Tr 93.1 KTYL TX Tyler (290 mi) ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 14:21 tropo breakng down now Mike-La (
Jan29 13:57 Tr KXAN-DT-21 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:53 amazing how often Houston stations on same tower with similar ERPs in this direction show wide variations in decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 13:46 Tr KNVA-DT-49 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:31 Tr KERE-DT-14 Dallas (302 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:26 Tr KCWX-DT-5 Fredricksburg (369 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:26 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 13:23 Tr KEYE-DT-43 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:20 Tr KENS-DT-39 San Antonio (359 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:20 dense fog here - vis. under a mile - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 13:19 Tr KVUE-DT-33 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:16 Tr KNIC-DT-18 San Antonio (367 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:12 Tr KNCT-DT-46 Belton (310 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:07 Tr KLRU-DT-22 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:06 Houston Us decoding with strong singal here Mike-La (
Jan29 13:01 Tr WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 12:42 so far still only in-state (or border XEs) decodes hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 05:12 Tr new log WCLI-FM - Hank FM 101.5 FM Enon, OH Rob Cincinnati (
Jan29 05:03 The link talks about the fomat change. (
Jan29 05:02 Tr new log WLCL - 93.9 FM Louisville, KY with new ESPN Radio format Rob Cincinnati (
Jan29 04:25 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 04:21 Tr KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (280 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 03:06 in bygone days - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 03:04 map looks promising, but actually things have dropped off a bit here Mike-La (
Jan29 03:03 u can see why I don't get much Ch 19 DTV DX hr anymore - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 02:58 nothing beyond the Victoria area decoding so far - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 02:57 XERV-DT-19 Reynosa earlier Mike-La (
Jan29 02:53 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Cristi (367 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 02:36 Tr KIII-DT-8 (367 mi) been a while since I've seen this one Mike-La (
Jan29 02:24 Es 54.310 faint, spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 02:23 aprs map starting to look better Mike-La (
Jan29 02:14 nope-KVHP :( Mike-La (
Jan29 02:07 a DT-30 trying to come in-maybe XHAB Mike-LA (
Jan29 01:53 we might have a shot at catching some new ones with the Reynosa analog stations shutdown - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 01:51 01:43- yep hopfully so am Mike-La (
Jan29 01:47 Tr KVEO-DT-24 Brownsville (446 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 01:43 hope it last all night so I can DX when I get home from work - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 01:42 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen (456 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 01:41 hi Mike-La, I see the Rio Grande Tropo is starting. I am at work right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 01:28 Tr KGBT-DT-31 Brownsville (446 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 01:24 Tr XERV-DT-19 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Jan28 23:41 Today marks the one year anniversary of that awful snow event we had here in the Atlanta/N Georgia area… what a day that was… -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan28 20:09 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 17:27 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 17:13 the one for Mar 30-31, 1974 was also a stalled cold front mostly e-w in the Gulf - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 17:05 the main menu for them back to 1871 - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 17:04 when/if u can see the maps note the Jan 27 hi temps in STX - there archived maps can be useful to look at for "historic" tropo dates - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 17:00 u need to have the viewer plug-in for djvu files - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 16:40 that was on the backside of a cold front that had stalled e-w across the Gulf - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 16:37 check out the Jan 26-27 tropo hr in 1975 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 16:34 it got 82F here Tuesday - just shy of the 84F record - maybe warmer today - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 16:31 I've the Diamond VC-500 installed on the D830 laptop, now to relocate Digital Stream box remote ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 16:26 yes, winter preference for after-dark Es - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 15:29 I am curious to see if they happen today I hope. That would really be special. I haven't seen multi-day since the late 90's (
Jan28 15:27 It has been a long time that I have seen winter Es last late in evening, although it is not uncommon for them to be evening events. (
Jan28 15:26 Most of the flux readings and solar flux appeared to get unsettled around 0:00 UTC +/- a couple of hours. de dwi (
Jan28 15:25 I really thinklast night's eents had some solar influences. I guess being at the right place, right time. de ka5dwi (
Jan28 14:27 everything in the sub decode zone here Mike-La (
Jan28 14:04 DT-20,1 with XHRIO on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 13:54 a few RG Valley (230-mi) Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:39 Es PRO-2004 is still snagging on 55.25 a bit - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 06:33 DTT901 had a latent "2.3 " display on it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:26 what can also look like a stagnant path from one vantage may be due to a continual Es generatiom near a midpoint with "older" patches drifting right towards you and getting too near to support that freq at a shorter distance - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 06:09 I've had a few FL FM Es events appear "stagnant", but with the Gulf and Atlantic one couldn't be sure if the footprint hadn't extended/moved there as well - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:05 still plenty of 39-44 MHz Calif cops on the PRO-163 scanner - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:05 I've had openings to Yuma where it never changed. There was KTTI like a local, and KAWC, and even pulled KCFY through a local's null. But no Phoenix at all, as I recall. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan28 06:03 Same with the strong Ch 2 that I had c. 2215z-0000z before mni 50-MHz spots began - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 05:59 I can't recall many Es events where the path midpoints stayed over such a small area for so long w/o hardly drifting - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 05:57 I think the 54.310(s) has finally gone here after some 5 hours - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 05:43 what an opening. I am still hearing central tx beacons on 6 meter at this time de ka5dwi/7 dm34un (
Jan28 05:19 Es another latent decode on KVMY-DT-2 LV NV - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 04:13 KVMY-DT-2.1 I suppose (from my Jan 4 logging notes) - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 04:10 Es latent Ch 2 "21.1 Antenna" so Las Vegas, whatever their call is now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 04:03 judging by the 50-MHz maps this event has had very remarkable geographic stability - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 03:59 it was in the entire last 2 hrs, as was 55.25/57.95 much of the 1st hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 03:57 Es 54.310 still at it (DTT901 back on Ch 2 and "meter" moving) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 03:42 Mexicali back in fairly strong Mike-La (
Jan28 03:06 FM open here de AC7XP (
Jan28 02:47 Es Ch 3 analog unid, very brief fadeups, much too weak to get any ID or check any bugs...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan28 02:23 Es 90.7 KPFK CA LA RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 02:21 XEPM-2 Juarez earlier-strongest signal of the night Mike-La (
Jan28 02:21 TX Hill Country tropo FM annoyingly loud this eve - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 02:05 XHBC gone, but XEPM back in again Mike-La (
Jan28 02:02 Es 91.1 XETRA Tijuana RDS bogus PI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:45 things starting to break down now, but XHBC and XEPM still visible, but barely Mike-La (
Jan28 01:28 91.1 SS swapping but likely tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:14 DTT-901 "meter" bouncing about - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:11 Es XEPM-2 Juarez "tu canal" logo LR (833 mi) Mike-La (
Jan28 01:11 until then, DTT-901 on Ch 2 bmd wnw (beating 54.310s now) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:07 I should have installed the other VC-500 on the Dell D830 XP to use with the Digital Stream box and other ant for nites like this - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 01:02 and that will "occupy" the DTT-901 on Ch 9 then - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 01:01 I plan on recording PBS American Experience (Edison) 8-10 pm CST to the 1-TB ext HD on XP with VC-500 - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 00:53 Es TV4 west very weak Mike-La (
Jan28 00:52 00:46-thx am I'll be watching Mike-La (
Jan28 00:51 Es XHBC-3 Mexicali - logo in square box l/r - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:47 Es 55.25 "gurgler", faint 54.310 - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 00:46 Es 61.25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:46 Mike-La , Pat, aprs maps showing Rio Grange Tropo will be strong Wednesday night Thursday morning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 00:40 Es XHBC-3 Mexicali "3" logo LR-weak (1366 mi) Mike-La (
Jan28 00:25 all this for 2+ hrs and only one 50-MHz spot plot on the map - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 00:22 Es TV2 SW weak Mike-La (
Jan28 00:22 Es 67.25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:09 aud/vid swapping (often not matching) some drama and game show - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:03 Es Ch 2 SS west with zero-beat CCI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 23:29 bmd west this Haupp. Win6 thing is getting our lcl 89,1 audio on Ch 4 ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 23:25 after nearly being convinced that this was some super tropo, the l/r Net 2 logo has a fading ghost so Es - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 23:03 XE Ch 2 in color much of time, wish for voice TOH ident vs microscopic text that I have better things to do than stare at a snowy unstable image and wait for - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:29 59.75 loud enuf for PRO-2004 to stop on it at times - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:21 whatever Ch 2 is they just had a full-screen Net 2 logo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:19 also some Ch 3 - may be a mix of tropo in this - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:12 Es 55.25 w or sw - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 21:54 Es XE TV CH-2 and 3 Spanish Ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan27 19:28 Ms 2-CHBX ON Sault Ste Marie 952 mi (3 sec burst - CTV Dr Oz - 1st TV Ms in SC log!) de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan27 19:15 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 15:04 1 -1' (
Jan27 12:48 is sure mentioning a lot of Mass towns that have/had low-VHF FDs - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 12:45 with the blizzard up there any 33-MHz n.e. US FD traffic might be interesting - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 18:19 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan26 00:18 Tr Spokane back on FM, some very strong > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 23:13 Es XE TV Ch-2-5 Spanish audio ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan25 20:55 12/35 KVOS-DT w/subs( 350km/217mi) - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 19:38 Fog clearing out here, so Tr is going downhill now. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 19:36 Tr 98.9 KKZX Spokane w/ ID > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 19:36 Tr 97.3 KKRS Davenport, WA religious teaching, very strong at times > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 19:36 Tr 88.1 KYRS Medical Lake, WA with mention of, and bluegrass concert coming to Spokane. NEW!! 6.8 KW > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 18:06 I have them here too. KEYG is very strong here, trying for KZID ID on 16kw but no chance here yet. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 18:06 98.5 KEYG -de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 18:06 Tr 88.7 KAGU Spokane just mentioned Gonzaga, TOH ID NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:54 Tr 88.7 unid Classical. Likely KAGU > Yakima (
Jan25 17:54 Tr 95.3 KPND Sandpoint, ID classic rock format, about 200mi > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:53 Tr 96.5 KWLZ Warm Springs, OR with :30 BOH newsbreak > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:53 Tr 106.1 KZFN ID "Z-Fun 106" > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:52 Tr 98.1 KISC WA w/ Casey Kasem AT40 > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:52 at 0930z, Tr 92.1 KUMA-FM Pilot Rock, OR in strong KDNA splatter with ID. Wish it would have been KCRK! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:51 Tr 107.9 KMBI Spokane w/ religious teaching, over 100W LPFM 5 mi east of me. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:51 Tr 99.9 KXLY Spokane "Coyote Country" > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:51 Tr 96.1 KIIX WA huge with IDs > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:36 Ms 99.5 KHAZ Hays, KS RDS PI/PS, previous Es 979 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 17:34 Ms 99.5 KUTT Fairbury, NE C&W //stream 829 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 16:34 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan25 16:16 13/13 KCPQ-DT - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 16:15 14/20 KTBW-DT w/subs - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 15:53 Tr 89.3 WPNE Green Bay, WI Call, classical mx 325 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 15:52 Tr 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee, WI RDS 322 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 13:21 FWIW, lots of infomercials - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 13:00 our KISA-LD-40.7 sez REVN in PSIP - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 12:40 he's also been a broadcast engineer at stations in svrl TX markets over the decades - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 12:33 I got active with a few of those AVS forums starting in mid 2009 - BPTTV is WB5ITT - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 06:01 Tr 88.9 WVRN Wittenberg, WI legal ID 382 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 03:13 the post is about the how KUMY-LD-22 is Breaking some FCC laws - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 03:10 read this post about halfway down on pagge from BPTTV member on AVS Forums - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 03:04 hey Mike-La, did you know about this low power analog station on ch.22 in Beaumont Tx? (
Jan24 19:47 Tr really good cx today - 93.3 KUBE, 93.9 KPDQ, 94.1 KMPS, 95.5 KBFF, 95.7 KJR, 96.5 KJAQ, 97.3 KIRO, 98.1 KING, 98.9 KLCK, 101.1 KXL, 106.1 KBKS, 106.9 KMOK in and out today. Some very strong. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan24 19:46 Tr 88.1 KAYB Sunnyside AFR, but no sign of CBU-1 or KWAO. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan24 19:46 Tr 88.1 KCWU Ellensburg, WA "88.1 the Burg" w/ KYTR off the air this morning. NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan24 19:13 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 16:32 Houston, DFW and NE TX FMs in as well, but nothing further away than that...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan24 16:31 A few of the stronger Houston UHF DTVs drifting in right now via mild tropo...the usual suspects KPRC, KETH, KIAH...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan24 14:37 but highs in the low-70sF most of this coming week - winter gyrations in STX - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan24 14:35 some area frost this morn (after snow within 60-25 mi Fri morn) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 01:40 Es 55.24/25 mix s/sw - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 16:18 F2 33-MHz n,e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 14:23 our KENS-DT-39.3 has dropped their wx radar and NOAA NWS sound for "Justice TV" :< - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 13:50 the copter ride will cost and any vehicle insurance policies likely void under the circumstances - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 13:47 includes some details that the network TV nx stories left out - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:23 more on KUSU there (KVFX 94.5 there emerged in 1974) - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:13 sure didn't notice them on - as mid Sept it might have been off for "summer" - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:10 housed on campus ... strong cold front (which wud later bring snow to Denver area) rattling power lines - tho could hear 96.1 Idaho Falls on whip GEN1451A - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:06 but, the place on camous the attendees were house tried to get SLC direct - KUTV with horrible line noise - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:04 in Sept 1971 (when going to that Es Conference at USU in Logan) noticed all the upper UHF ants pointed up at the xltors (for SLC) in the hills around the Cache Valley - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:01 Dalhart (with its 5 hi-way intersection downtown) often reports the coldest lows in the winter in TX - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 01:40 So who in H377 is watching them (Des Moines NM has <200 pop!) N8NU (
Jan23 01:39 Today, five UHF DTV xltrs up there - interestingly, KOAT and KVII among them, with result TWO 7.1s and TWO 7.2s N8NU (
Jan23 01:38 Vivid memories of seeing a UHF xltr of KNME passing by Sierra Grande (Vickie was doing the driving) N8NU (
Jan23 01:37 [00:53, IYX] Exactly right - to Dalhart by night, from there next morning N8NU (
Jan22 19:57 Rather marvelous invention, if you ask me. (Or even if you DON'T ask me, hahaha) (
Jan22 19:55 Not to mention the friction from going through the crops at the wheels, as well... (
Jan22 19:53 ...there's a LOT of mass when they're filled with water. Also seems like the wheels need to be angled very precisely (like pi-to-eight-decimals)...but these are less mysterious to me now. Thanks--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan22 19:51 my travels, I always wondered how they move. Nothing on them looks like a "motor" and there' (
Jan22 19:51 my travels, I always wondered how they move. Nothing on them looks like a "motor" and there' (
Jan22 19:50 Very cool, Pat - thanks for the links. Good story, too - I'm glad he lived to see his contribution recognized. When I see these systems... (
Jan22 18:03 freezing precip nearing Hill Country - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 17:04 54.310 ms? hit- de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan22 15:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 15:04 worth a read (someone needs to remove the duplicated text) - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 14:51 the systems have been around near as long as I have - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 14:45 Seeing them again on a Denver-Sioux Falls Aug 1971 flight soon had me rethinking that - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 14:43 When I first saw those (brown) circular items from the air I somehow thot they might be oil drilling-related - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 12:37 Uh...I guess I should look on YouTube, shouldn't I?--Frank M. (
Jan22 12:36 Seems to me like using those irrigation apparatuses would be a complete PITA--Frank M. (
Jan22 12:35 ...I can't figure out how they rotate those things and constantly refit them PRECISELY, and they seem to have too few wheels--Frank M. (
Jan22 12:34 [22:28] I drove by irrigated fields before I ever flew over any. I want to watch a farmer operating that equipment... (
Jan22 00:57 lunch at Ramada Inn Trinidad - snow-capped Rockies into distant view - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 00:53 Amarillo w on IH40, n US385 Dalhart, US87 thru Clayton, Raton, IH25 to Denver - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 23:41 A strange feeling, like being in a spaceship, total darkness except bright blinking lights in no discernible pattern N8NU (
Jan21 23:40 Reminds me of my one and only drive though the TX Panhandle, From Vega NW to NM just south of NW corner N8NU (
Jan21 22:30 on ground in 1971 cud smell the oil fields nr Big Spings before see them (mni pumps, owned by UT system, painted orange) - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 22:28 I flew over that area in Aug 1970 (going to Denver) - wondered what all those circular green patches were (pivot irrigation fields) - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 22:25 and grain elevators/silos stand out you think they are high-rise buildings of a distant town - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:37 Anotheer thing out there, farm/ranch and city lights can be seen "forever" - I remember a single light more than 10 miles away (somewhere near Ralls) casting a shadow--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:33 MAY-suh... (
Jan21 21:33 Ah, Lamesa...I was listening to KPET-690 there in 1972, my first visit to the area. Some ads said La MAY-shu, others said La MEE-suh...--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:29 the old joke at Amarillo AFB was that no one could go over the hill to become AWOL as no hills - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:27 near Lamesa there was red dust piled up for 2'-3' against telegraph line poles along the railroad tracks - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:24 in Jun 1971 near Lubbock there was some sheet metal up in trees - remnant of their May 11, 1970 tornado ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:22 I've actually never *known* that I was entering/crossing the dryline. Seeing two distinct air masses at their border would be a phenomenon itelf--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:21 the 00:33 is for the 20th not the 21st (
Jan21 21:20 [00:33] Areas near close-by Canyon rather monopolize a region which is otherwise pretty flat. Lots of sagebrush, etc. out there as well--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:05 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - promo loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan21 18:11 54.310 pop up - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan21 16:45 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan21 12:10 cold front has passed so only ducts s and e of here remain - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan21 03:32 Atlanta's new Justice TV network (11.3 digital/WXIA) seems to be a lot of those NBC Dateline shows one after the other. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan21 00:31 00:07- yeah perfect time for it Mike-La (
Jan21 00:10 Pat, 82F not bad for January - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan21 00:07 yeah Mike-La I hope we can get some good Tropo tonight before this cool front comes thru - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan20 23:47 aprs map showing the beginnings of my old Mexico pipeline? I wish! Mike-La (
Jan20 23:14 high had been 82F, just shy of the record 83F in 1972 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 23:05 currently 81F in town - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 21:09 F2 33-MHz n.e.US FDs - thin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 19:13 Re: 15:29 - I get that station often via Tr (almost nightly). - Dn64 (
Jan20 15:44 some Houston Us hanging in well - their 36.2 GetTV and 36.3 Grit - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 15:41 there must be something about Michigan and Ontario and meteor scatter ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 15:29 Ms 99.5 KMCJ Colstrip, MT- short burst with preacher talking about forgiveness and webstream match- 1097 miles, heard prev via Es-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan20 13:48 but suspct that this is all in-state, nothing "exotic"- cold front due late tonite - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 13:41 CCI now forcing svrl locals into non-decode when beamed east - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 12:05 Houston Us decoding - KPRC story on bad fog there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 05:40 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Mobile Al (184 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan20 04:26 Comet Lovejoy? Is this time for a rousing chorus of "Video Killed the Radio Star"? Sorry...couldn't resist ... Mike (
Jan20 04:01 03:38 oh no another Comet Kohoutek (
Jan20 03:43 can't crane neck ... I'd have to recline on the ground to sight along the RV-6 scope tube pointed that high up ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 03:40 it's so high in sky can crane neck up with binocs, have to sit - and can't aim RV-6 scope without a finder scope on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 03:38 wasted a lot of time with my 7x50 binocs seeing if I could spot Comet Lovejoy in this light polluted urban enivornemnt - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 01:52 Tr Houston Us starting to show up Mike-La (
Jan20 01:26 I've seen the dry line thunderstorm development in eastern Colorado in the summertime, when I lived there. Couldn't believe how high those thunderheads got - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan20 00:35 a slope of 10' per mile is flat - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:33 unless you've been there hard to believe how flat it really is (llano estacado) - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:29 then big storm in Amarillo (overnight stay) as tornado warnings for many of towns we'd passed thru to there from Lubbock - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:27 when going thru Lubbock Jun 7. 1971 (on way to CO) there must have been one there - a towering cumulus that wouldn't quit - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:22 I want to go west and experience this dry line boundary for myself. just to see these storms develop and shoot way up into the air in a very clear sky - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan20 00:15 good read and liked it. thanks Pat - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan20 00:05 the fingerprint powder that the SAPD used on it made a big mess ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:02 Trouble is that wx book in 1960 was gotten during the time the family 1957 Chevy BelAir had been stolen from LAFB (found intact in downtown parking lot c. 24 hrs later) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 23:59 Es - ch 2- CHBX ON suddenly in with good signal de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan19 23:47 I took a Met course at UT Austin in fall 1970 & picked up a lot more - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 23:45 I learned a lot of wx from a little Golden Science book in Jul 1960 (lapse rates, etc) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 23:22 Interesting dry-line reading Pat. Thanks for sharing - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan19 23:11 14:53 Mike-La, your DT-46 catch may be KBPX-CD-46 Houston Tx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 23:04 more "adventures" with drylines - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:51 short primmer on drylines - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:47 more accurate - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:41 contrary to what my 7th-grade (1960) science book diagram had in it, this part of the state in summer is dominated by maritime tropical vs continental tropical air masses - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:38 on rare occasions it has ventured as far as here (and a bit further east) giving very low dew points and RH - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:36 when present it can shift back and forth a few hundred miles during a day - of creating a few (but intense) T-storms along it - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:33 the dry line blocks tropo from the east into west TX - the AZ & NM mountains block it from the west - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:17 I thought there was a "Dry line" out there in West Texas, where CA FMs would boom in for miles on I-10. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan19 22:00 e.g., I used to watch the Disney ABC Zorro in 1957-58 and never knew that it was until this morning - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 21:51 I'm amazed at how mni of these 50s series showing up on Cozi etc were filmed in color - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 21:47 rather rare: KAVE NM Carlsbad (403 mi) 02-27-1973 0037 tr 06-22-1981 0815 tr 3 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 21:44 the 8, 000 Ft. Mountains near El Paso sort of block any Juarez tropo hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 21:43 [18:39] TROOP?? You must be sending your message on a phone and it's auto-correcting?--Frank M. (
Jan19 21:42 [21:23] I remember back in the 80s?? that some WTFDA DX'er in Arkansas was getting tropo all the way to, I think, el Paso! Midland/Odessa blasting in. ARID PATH, that has to be extremely rare--Frank M. (
Jan19 21:41 this (and those for Ch 3-6 & hiVHF on my site) will give u an idea - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 21:24 My wife and I thinking about *retiring* to the Las Cruces area - JimT/EM37 (
Jan19 21:23 Hey Pat, just curious. Do you ever get much tropo or troposcatter towards Midland-Odessa or Juarez? - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan19 21:12 19:25- yeah Mike-La we may get to receive some new catches when the Mexican analog go off the air. I sure hope so - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 21:10 maybe, with DTV u never know what CCI is there or not - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 21:00 wonder if the shutdown of XHTAM-17 analog signal had anything to do with Pat receiving the XEFE-DT-17 - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan19 20:22 actually, it seems that XEFE-DT-17 has been airing for a while, I just didn't know it - XHBR-DT-25 has a huge sig vs it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 19:25 18:32- yep, sure would be nice to catch one of those brand new south of the border DTVs like Pat did. Mike-La Mi (
Jan19 18:50 65F hr now with a warming s.w. wind (record hi ths date 85F in 2000) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 18:46 re 1839 - and one never knows where else it might be to that lack APRS beacons (a lot of Mexico and the Gulf) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 18:43 it may get 76F hr Tuesday, but a cold front Weds will make it like January agn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 18:39 aprs maps still showing Troop opening to Reynosa in sw Louisiana. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan19 18:32 hope we have some Tropo tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 18:30 congrats guys for receiving some new decodes. I missed this Troop opening - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan19 17:14 Tr KVVV-DT-15 Houston (new) Mike-La (
Jan19 17:08 sure is nice to see a sharp XEFE logo in UL for a change :) Mike-La (
Jan19 16:37 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 16:12 Ms 99.5 WIHT Washington, DC- Short burst with Bruno Mars 'Locked Out Of Heaven' and playlist match- NEW LOG! 463 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan19 15:51 Tr KAMU-DT-12 College Station, TX (new) Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 15:44 see the bottom 4 images on this for XEFE-DT-17 caps - de WA5IYX;O=A (
Jan19 15:40 Tr KFXK-DT-31 Longview, TX Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 15:34 a few RG Valley spotty decodes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 15:32 nice job Pat-I'd like to see that one some day Mike-La (
Jan19 15:29 their 17.2 has a weird blue screen (two shades) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 15:18 their PSIP lacks any pgm info - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 15:16 Tr XEFE-DT-17 TAM Nuevo Laredo (new) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 15:10 XHBR-DT-25 decoding beamed at Austin (CM-4228 f/b aint that great) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 15:02 tropo ducts handle UHF better than 76-82 MHz - wonder if my subdecode 20 is KLTL - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 14:59 watching aprs map-let me try SE :) Mike-La (
Jan19 14:59 svrl subdecodes, prob in-state - supposed to get into 70sF next few days - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 14:58 As strong as KNIC is-not a whisper from KCWX Mike-La (
Jan19 14:54 14:53- TCN on signal screen Mike-La (
Jan19 14:53 Tr unID DT-46 with "ZUUS" program? (music videos) Mike-La (
Jan19 14:49 14:38-using a UniMas logo since I last saw them-TeleFutura relaunched/rebranded as UniMás on January 7, 2013 Mike-La (
Jan19 14:46 KNIC's TL is remote from mni here, on higher ground so shorter tower give higher ASL - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 14:38 Tr KLRU-DT-22 Austin (320 mi) been a long time since I've seen this one Mike-La (
Jan19 14:33 Tr KNIC-DT-18 San Antonio (367 mi) Mike-La (
Jan19 13:55 May 25-26, 2012 had some widespread tropo, but not super stuff - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 13:53 just some Houston Us decoding a while earlier - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 13:46 Tr KBTV-DT-40 Beaumont, TX (217 mi) Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 13:44 Tr Houston Us and KHOU-DT-11 decoding Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 13:27 as dominant as KTXH-DT-19 is, it will always be difficult to catch XERV-DT-19-it's blasting in here this morning Mike-La (
Jan19 13:24 04:52- the few times i did catch it, it was very weak Mike-La (
Jan19 13:11 Tr Houston Us decoding Mike-La (
Jan19 08:54 that Rio Grande Tropo duct was definitely elevated so no chance to receive any Mexico or your locals from it - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 08:45 you guys up north were receiving Rio Grande Mexico Tropo and I was not receiving no Troop here on the Gulf Coast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 08:41 yes I remember that big Tropo opening Frank M. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 07:55 That opening even got down to XEFB-2 (
Jan19 07:54 [04:52] XHMOY-22 was seen here in EN40 (Macomb IL) by both Jeff Kadet and myself, on May 26, 2012 around 0400 local (1,160+ miles all over land)--Frank M. (
Jan19 05:24 KWBJ-CD-22 FCC Service Contour Map - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:22 KDCG-CD-22 FCC Service Contour Map - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:18 KWBJ-CD-22 FCC Service Contour Map - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:15 these two DTV stations are KDCG-CD-22 Near Mike-La and KWBJ-CD-22 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:10 I think me and Mike-La may be having a problem with a couple of DT-22's keeping us from receiving XHMOY-22's signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:05 with XHMOY-22 2,576 kW rated power they should have been a easy catch with strong Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 04:56 I received a very weak analog signal on TV-22 once with the Gala logo u/r a couple years ago - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 04:52 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received XHMOY-22 ? their power is rated at 2,576 kW - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan18 21:24 I avoided Vista and wished that I cud have done the same with Win8 as Win10 is supposed to "fix" that - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 21:16 that had replaced a 2005 Sony USB-floppy drive that mechanically failed (disks wouldn't eject) that I got for the 2004 XP - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 21:12 I only was gifted the 430CDT in May 2006 - the Bytech USB-floppy drive had worked well until recently - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 20:06 [15:02] Chances are good that its an unrecognized file system. NOBODY uses 98, ME or Bob anymore. A few sillies still use 2000 ... Mike (
Jan18 20:04 [14:54] 18 year-old computer technology...are you surprised? You got 10 years more from it than most would have ... Mike (
Jan18 17:31 Ms 90.1 WMPR Jackson, MS RDS PS/PI 915 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 16:05 Ms 89.5 WYFK Columbus, GA perfectly timed ping with TOH legal ID NEW! 791 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 15:56 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan18 15:02 It also seems that the USB floppy drive (yr old) for this Win8 is now damaging disks put in it, so I'll need another there - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 15:00 I did make a Win98SE floppy boot disk, and that has given me DOS EDIT and printing back on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:58 it was the machine that I used for CT9 K1EA contest software and also with a 1992 Epson L-1000 dot-matrix printer - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:56 luckily last Aug I did a full copy of its HD onto the Win8.1 HD - but most new files on it since then are gone - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:54 up all nite, not becuz of any tropo, the 1997 (I've had since 2006) Win98SE Toshiba 430CDT 2G HD seems to have failed - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 13:55 Tr WKRG-DT-27 Mobile (287 mi) Mike-La (
Jan18 13:51 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Pennsacola (276 mi) Mike-La (
Jan18 08:07 Ms 100.1 KWFX Woodward, OK "Ms pest" C&W / RDS 1072 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 07:33 Ms 96.5 KBYZ Bismarck, ND Joe Walsh tune / RDS 961 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 07:25 Ms 96.5 KNWC Sioux Falls, SD RDS NEW 771 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 06:25 that's why, whenever possible, I use that Diamond VC-500 USB device - once it's running u have two hands free - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 05:26 nead vid compilation, but I wish those using a camcorder for extended off-screen vids of pre-planned events like this wud use a tripod for a steadier image - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 02:44 [18:27] Translator construction permit on 88.9 K201AS in Yakima with 15 watts that will rebroadcast KYPL-FM - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan18 02:41 over halfway thru video you start to see some analog stations showing a program and BAM! static snow signal is gone - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan18 02:37 another video showing a band scan of the shut analog shutdown in Reynosa Mx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40. (
Jan18 01:59 my Airspy One receiving very weak Houston Us DTV pilot carrier signals here with no Tropo conditions here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 22:28 I also haven't heard anybody complaining about burning out the front end from putting too much RF into it?--Frank M. (
Jan17 22:27 I also understand its sensitivity and selectivity, and overload rejection, rival the big boys too, right? (
Jan17 22:27 Does the Eton tuner display RDS for the signals in the swath of band that it stores? How much does it store, 6 mHz swath of band, and for how long? (
Jan17 21:19 and, a not so great horizon profile when next to a spring-fed creek - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:58 this shows the hill ASLs around here/there - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:52 details of which - the plane traffic there (small) passes low & close - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:49 there's a small grass runway strip within 2000' east of them - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:45 they're on 10 acres there (since 1994) - zoomed in can't see antenna/shadow - de WA5IYX,-98.8685559,42m/data=!3m1!1e3 (
Jan17 20:42 u can see some of hills suggested in this view - de WA5IYX,-98.867709,2698m/data=!3m1!1e3 (
Jan17 20:39 a May 2011 Google street view of the area there - de WA5IYX,-98.867709,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sxu9ZvD_6LxMfgcDjYqkhIg!2e0 (
Jan17 20:35 10 years ago they had this up there (+ small sat dish) - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:01 their tvfool plot is even "stranger" (7 mi from KMYS-DT-32) - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 19:53 Your friends 30 mi NW must have lots of little hills in the way, meaning a lot more static-filled San Antonio channels. With a phaser you could probably get Es on 94.1 or 88.3 up there. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 19:52 We have a 93.7 in Yakima (ex-KLKY translator) that repeats 1020 KDYK (Regional Mexican station...) and the sound is ATROCIOUS. It sounds like a telephone. How could they let this happen to 93.7? I'd rather see it off. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 19:45 WHOL-AM is a Spanish Tropical format - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 19:44 Easton, Pa that is only 900+ feet away from my QTH - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 19:43 WHOL-AM 1600 KHz (500W day/56W night) Allentown, Pa has a FM translator W258BM 99.5 MHz (8W) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 19:06 as here - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 19:03 compare this fmfool plot from some friends of mine 30 mi n.w. of here with mine - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan17 18:56 some will claim that the rising noise floor (consumer-generated RFI) on m.w. is "making" them do this - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:54 and, are these FM "mirrors" of AM using full 15-kHz fidelity there ? Not exactly what's needed for news/sports/talk programming - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:50 it's band enuf when some egomaniac wants a LPFM for "unique" programming, but having the entire AM band simulcast on FM ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:48 the rural boondocks used to be the realm of FM xltors - now the way that AMs are getting them u'd think 550-1700 kHz was going to be reallocated - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:27 I just hope to god no one takes 96.5 or 97.3 here. That would be a DX disaster. 96.5 is one of the best open channels in the valley. In summertime, I hear 3 stations in and out all day from up to 200 miles on this a great Ms and Es beacon. Same goes with 88.9, which is another Es "beacon" frequency. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 18:22 LPFMs and translator grants have skyrocketed the past year or so. In some markets, expect lots more non-local channels gone to some 250W translator or LPFM. AM owners want to get onto 250W translators. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 15:42 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan17 11:22 I will be losing 95.3 to a translator for WBEN's hd2 format change. LM/FM29 (
Jan17 05:56 Ms 89.1 KUAR Little Rock, AR RDS 844 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 05:52 Ms 89.1 WLBF Montgomery, AL RDS 813 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 05:49 Tr 90.1 WORI Harrison, OH "Air One" 358 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 05:19 Two other translators are firing up soon - goodbye 106.1 and 106.9. One will relay KRSE, the other KHHK. Which makes no sense. All 3 xlators I found out are in Wapato, just 10-15 miles from the transmitter. What a waste. They could have least put something new on there - a revamped "Bob FM", an AC station, etc. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 05:09 DX frequency gone: 104.5. A new translator is on, repeating KXDD-104.1. May be this new K283BX Mabton station. No null at all, so maybe something else on the frequency. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan16 22:06 also WHBC Canton OH at ~140mi JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Jan16 22:03 Tr WAKS 96.5 Akron OH, also 104.1 WQAL Cleveland ~120mi JJ in EN82 (
Jan16 20:19 e.g., Dragnet left MeTV to now be on Cozi - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 20:17 with MeTV, Cozi, GetTV, and Grit now in this market a given series drops on one and pops up on another - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 17:38 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - back to old ID loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 16:22 [14:16] You're right - however Dan's site lists Jeff/Jim/Girard/Ed having logged Ms --- Fred N - FM03af SC (
Jan16 16:19 15:15- Antenna TV-one of my favorites Mike-La (
Jan16 15:15 just noticed yesterday that our WOAI-DT-48.2 is Antenna net now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 15:13 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 15:12 XHAQ-5 and other US DT5s (low-VHF with the most!) have done it hr - also sferics take them out - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 15:10 KCWX-DT-5 in some areas with folks bmg towards other Ch 5 NTSC/DTV targets probably goes into non-decode - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 14:16 Unless I missed it, I haven't seen that stat listed Mike-La (
Jan16 13:58 Within WTFDA, what is the longest distance for DTV Ms? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan16 13:53 low VHF for DTV has always taken criticism-but are there any problems in KCWX's transmission that you know of? Mike-La (
Jan16 13:50 ...and yes, KCWX-DT-5 is also my only DTV VHF low station via tropo :) Mike-La (
Jan16 13:47 13:37-this it true Pat, I suppose seeing a latent PSIP after having DTT901 on only during the wee hours, could make a case for Ms Mike-La (
Jan16 13:37 I'd thot abt leaving DTT901 on Ch 2 bmd north (KOTA/KNOP) all nite - my only low-VHF DTV tropo is my KCWX - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 13:19 least with regular equipment like I use Mike-La (
Jan16 13:18 11:55- yeah that's what I was thinking-seeing a latent PSIP only means something was there-could have been a normal tropo or Es appearance-just seems it would be very difficult to ID a MS catch IMO Mike-La (
Jan16 11:57 if u just want DTV ms pilot pings - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 11:55 I don't know if they saw a "live" decode or came across a latent PSIP ident - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 11:53 some DTV ms info here - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 02:06 not sure what it would look like on a dtt-901 Mike-La (
Jan16 02:03 01:28- come to think of it...has anyone ever rec'd a DTV station via Ms? Mike-La (
Jan16 01:58 my nearest Canadian on there is over 1400 miles - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 01:52 that text file is by state, channel, and date - call is one used on first logging - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 01:43 Miami at 1150 mi my best - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 01:42 If I get analog tropo from Canada this year which I have on skip (is CHBX-NON-DT-2 still on?) I should sit on it and try to catch a parallel by MS--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:40 Having a Canadian hat trick would be appropriate, eh?--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:40 Oh wait...MAYBE Bancroft on 2?? I can't remember if they were part of the massive Canadian July 3 tropo opening in 2011 (I think)--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:38 I can't think of any TV hat tricks here. It would have had to be more than 20 years ago by which time everything was all night==Frank M. (
Jan16 01:37 May 26, circa 04:00 Central... (
Jan16 01:36 I mean 2012. Three years ago already? (
Jan16 01:36 Pat, not sure of the meaning of the groupings in the 00:36 link. Also, I'm 1160+ to XEFB-2 via Tropo in 2013. Do I have a North American record? ONE MILE farther than K1MOD--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:28 probably harder to get it done now since our analog shutdown. Mike-La (
Jan16 00:39 WEAR-3 was the earlist done those ways (by 1974) - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 00:36 five on this - AR,FL,GA,LA - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 23:54 Es Ch-2 55.250 and pilot 54.310 s3-4 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan15 23:22 23:08- My only hat trick station- Ms, Es and tropo Mike-La (
Jan15 23:10 been having Ms hits throughout the day-finally something familiar Mike-La (
Jan15 23:08 Ms XEFB-2 Monterrey Teleactiva logo UR (580 mi) Mike-La (
Jan15 19:54 With the Airspy item now out that RTL2832U dongle stuff is going to look even more obsolete - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 19:10 I'll properly split off the SDR# section on to its own page shortly - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 18:38 old, outdated, but still a recent WIP - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 16:45 Dangerously thick fog here still at noon. -- Dan EM74 mobile (
Jan15 15:32 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 13:39 Got an e-mail report on my 2m (5 watt) beacon EM66 -> EL87 Florida... unfortunately at work away from my tuner - K4NBF (
Jan15 12:04 still faint 55.24, 55.25 (ms mix), 61.25, and 67.24 vids on FT-847 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 06:32 Tr 101.5 WTKX "TK101" Pensacola FL 339 miles Ben EM75 (
Jan15 06:01 Re 05:50 I am in Chatta TN, WSYE was in. Now I think WOKK Meridian is in Ben EM75 (
Jan15 05:50 Hi Ben, I see you are receiving some Tropo. what state are you Dxing from? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 05:46 Reynosa/Matamoros TV Analogs were Tropo Targets for us on the Gulf Coast. but sometimes there were Targets for DXers in the central US - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 05:43 Yakima we will still be able to receive many Analog TV stations for Es Beacons in Mexico via Es this summer. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 05:19 As the Reynosa/Matamoros stations ceased operation, does that mean other border stations went bye bye too? Did we say goodbye to XHBC as well? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 05:17 Looks like the only way we can figure out if Es is coming in is to keep that radio running unattended on the lowest edu-fm frequency! I leave it on 88.9 quite often during May and June when unattended. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 05:17 Tr 93.3 WSYE "Sunny93.3" Houston MS 228 miles Ben EM75 (
Jan15 05:11 Pat, are you still receiving 55.250 & 61.250 MHz TV station video signals? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:58 03:31yeah Ben that would have been great for us DXers. wish they would have did that - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:57 then a 1-hr show can easily be burned to a 4.7G DVD-R as an mpeg - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 04:54 my diamond VC-500 takes the NTSC a/v from the DTT901 and uses c. 2.5 G for an hour - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 04:50 02:51 yes Pat. WEAR-DT-17 may be a problem for me if there is Tropo to the east at the same time Tropo is strong enough to receive a decode of XEFE-DT-17 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:04 MPEG-2 is a bandwidth hog - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:03 ment to say MPEG-4 H.264 Codec - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:01 but if you record the same 1 hour OTA show broudcast with the H.264 codec it will only take about 1 gig of Hard drive space on the HD DVR - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 03:32 Then promote free to air Ku satellite to eliminate the stations that simply rebroadcast a satellite feed Ben EM75 (
Jan15 03:31 Re: 0255 US should have adopted a variabe bandwidth system giving CA stations 2 MHz Ben EM75 (
Jan15 03:05 for example it takes a HD DVR about 7 Gigs to record a hour OTA TV show from MPEG-2 broadcast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 02:55 MPEG-2 should have never been used for HDTV all other countries including Mexico is using the more better MPEG-4 codec - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan15 02:51 it subdecoding "distracting" when I'm looking for WEAR-DT-17 to east - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 02:49 17 KMOL-LD TX Victoria 99-mi 116-deg 01-30-2012 0120 - my nearest DT-17 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 02:49 ATSC 3.0 spec. with H.264 or the new H.265 codec uses less bandwith - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 02:45 there is hope for the DTV Repack to have good picture and it will mean a new HD tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 02:38 yeah Mike-La there is no DT-17's near us. we may have a shot at XEFE-DT-17 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 02:00 and maybe the death of free OTA TV because of it. the HD picture will look like pixilated crap after the Repack - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 01:54 the countdown to DTV spectrum Repack in 2016. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 01:48 I know we are sad that analog TV is leaving Mexico but a Bigger countdown has already begun - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:43 yeah Pat there will be no more free TV. example, the college football championship was on ESPN and not free over the air like it has been in the past - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:34 after they kill off OTA TV those towers will be handy for all those "other spectrum users" - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:31 so much for those who wanted to see their networks in 1080p/i HD on their $5k wall-sized HD TV - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:31 we will have less channel targets to catch when they do this because of all local channels jam packed to one or two RF channels - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:23 for WiMax wireless and other new wireless tech. - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:21 but hay they are opening up RF channels to DX on. Not. they will be using those open channels - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:18 to free up channel spectrum - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:17 how I understand it, the FCC is going to pack your major network channels to 1 or 2 RF channels on subs of that channel - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:05 41F and drizzle hr most of Wed, but maybe nudging 70sF on Saturday - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 01:03 I recall slewing that Emerson 872 VCR down there (with its painful tiny pushbuttons) and seeing that wipe out NTSC DX signals - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:02 looks like aprs map may give you a little tropo tonight? Mike-La (
Jan15 01:01 by the mid 1980s svrl locales were using the lower UHF TV channels for Public Safety 2x comm - that's why the Bearcat scanners had coverage there - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:00 that would be interesting Mike-La (
Jan15 00:56 bottom line your stations may be changing RF station numbers soon. some may have to go to VHF Hi 7 to 13 - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 00:56 someone needs to invite him over here (
Jan15 00:53 I'd say that's a question to ask Raymie :) Mike-La (
Jan15 00:37 Spectrum reallocation (repack) - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 00:36 you go Mike-La. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 00:31 06:44- and I don't see any other 17's in my way-would be nice to see XEFE in digital Mike-La (
Jan15 00:20 I guess as opposed to a "round" pattern- more power can be focused in 3 directions? Mike-La (
Jan15 00:19 00:18 haha gotcha :) (
Jan15 00:18 the TL is NW of Lake Charles Mike-La (
Jan15 00:18 the aquatic life doesn't add to ratings and hence ad revenue ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:17 From the TL it looks like they are targeting Beaumont and L.C. not sure what is north Mike-La (
Jan15 00:15 yes, those null points are to "protect" co-channels or not "waste" signal into the Gulf - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:14 Maximum power: 1000 kW at 0°, 120°, 240 (
Jan15 00:14 Minimum power 73.98 kW at 60°, 180°, 300° lol Mike-La (
Jan15 00:11 is that how you see it Pat? (
Jan15 00:11 yeah thats what I was looking at-no wonder I don't see KVHP-if I'm reading it right, their sig ratiates at 12, 4 and 8 o'clock postitions-I'm at about 2 o'clock :( Mike-La (
Jan15 00:08 click on the small polar-plot graphic for a much-enlarged image - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:05 like for KVHP - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:04 thx Pat I'll check it out Mike-La (
Jan15 00:03 the Rabbitears site has them (as does the FCC site, after a little navigation) - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 23:45 anyone know of a site that shows the antenna radiation pattern of TV stations, i.e. the direction the signal is focused on the most? Mike-La (
Jan14 23:40 repack? Mike-La (
Jan14 23:33 is Mexico doing a repack of DTV stations like they are doing here in the US? - amfmtvdtvbrla . (
Jan14 23:02 19:02-You're right about that am, although I think my primary culprit is KVHP Mike-La (
Jan14 19:02 a kind of double whammy from the west and east of you - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 18:59 Mike-La, WLFT-DT-30 150 kw signal may also be blocking you from receiving XHAB-30 signal. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 18:51 I will not see XHAB-DT-30 here because of local WLFT-DT-30 so we are all blocked - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 16:30 F2 33.42 dead air Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 14:33 the 1991 XHAB-7 video clip - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 14:31 Snappy frame grab from May 1999 - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 14:29 from Apr 1991 VHS - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 14:23 still 55.24, 61.25, 67.24, 67.25 around - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 14:22 30 KVHP LA Lake Charles 306 78-deg 03-18-2011 2300 - KABB off air - have video clip, but never u/l to YouTube - de WA5IYX EL09l STX (
Jan14 13:42 13:27- however, I would have traded it for a one time viewing of XHAB-7 :) Mike-La (
Jan14 13:27 This was probably my only strong appearance of XHAB-DT-30 Mike-La (
Jan14 13:25 13:20- should have said (rarely viewable) Mike-La (
Jan14 13:21 only rare times does XHAB-DT come through Mike-La (
Jan14 13:20 06:56- Likewise here with KVHP in LC-a station so weak that for me it's not even viewable in tropo condition-yet it blocks XHAB-DT-30 Mike-La (
Jan14 07:08 here is a good Confirmation video that the analog stations are off the air in the Rio Grande area - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:56 I'll never see their DT-30 as long as KABB-DT-30 is on hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:52 that video is of XHAB-7 analog signal shutdown - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:46 FT-847 can tune DT-17 pilot, but my 432-MHz 11-el Yagi is skewed over 90-deg ccw from CM-4228 on same mast - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:46 here is abMatamoros shutdown video posted on youtube - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:44 didn't realize XEFE-DT-17 had 100kw ERP, must try for it - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:43 a good bit of wind-loading with all that PVC pipe there - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:39 check out this PVC antenna. Raymie said it is selling like hot cakes - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:28 it is a video of the final few seconds of XHNAT-45 analog as seen on the transmitter plant TV - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:26 here is a video posted on Instagram Raymie posted the link - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:19 65.75 SS audio assumed XHPN-3 still there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:16 here is a little Souvenir for everyone here from tonights history event - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:13 these are surely not all coming from US LPTV NTSC Ch 2-4s - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:08 I had camcorder running on FT-847 readout & s-meter and digital clock 0559z-0601z just in case anything dramatic - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:08 Pat look at the last WTFDA post here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:06 maybe theres hope Pat? - Aamfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:05 abrupt ... 61.25 faint with meteor pings, 67.24, 67.25 faint - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:03 nothing abruot on the 55.24 NTSC here yet (they could be just on raster as no flash-cut involved) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:02 shutdown the end of an era. :-( -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 05:44 less than 20 mins till Reynosa area analogs shut down - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 03:20 but I would have to say yes Mike-La (
Jan14 03:19 am I've seen a few-I think I've really seen all the NO stations but I dont log anything under 200 miles so I dont have it documented Mike-La (
Jan14 02:49 I receive them when Tropo is up to the east. get them a sub decode levels with no Tropo. I am about 85 miles from New Orleans - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:39 nope, not many DT-11s logged - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 02:38 sorry for double post problem with this phone I have - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:36 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received WYES-DT-11 via Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:36 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received WYES-DT-11 via Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:34 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received (
Jan14 02:07 the N5DRG spots are 28 MHz - see if it grows (Ne needs to x4 for x2 MUF) - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 01:59 should have said before 06z and see if their signal stop coming in after 06z - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 01:48 Pat that is what I am going to try to do at 06z. don't know if the Airspy One will pick up the weak XHTAM-17 signal here via Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 01:28 Looks pretty weak at this point - JimT/EM37 (
Jan14 01:27 Pat, N5DRG in your area has some Es to the East, GA-SC area - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan14 01:15 I'll try to remember to listen to 55.25 etc XE NTSC vid carriers to see what happens later at 06z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:32 besides my FM priority, unlike some DXers, I don't have multi-tuners/displays/recorders on each low-VHF channel to catch the fleeting idents they use - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:29 and having locals on 4 and 5 for decades limited things there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:27 a lof of heavily-populated Mexico is under 700 mi for hr so makes that Es tuff - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:05 ...that I know of anyway Mike-La (
Jan14 00:04 23:48 You've done well through the years Pat, I'd always hoped to have caught something out of Baja Cal Sur, but never could pull one in Mike-La (
Jan13 23:52 I might as well make up some for my hi-VHF UHF XE tropo catches as listed in this - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan13 23:48 looks like I wont to be changing this much now - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 22:48 I think all the border stations are getting real close to shutdown Mike-La (
Jan13 22:28 Mike-La, is XHREY-12 Reynosa shuting down its analog signal at midnight as well? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 21:56 correction 3 in Piedras Negras (
Jan13 21:54 2 in Matamoros, 2 later in Juarez, 3 in Nuevo Laredo etc Mike-La (
Jan13 21:53 ...specifically Es possibilities Mike-La (
Jan13 21:47 am, at least thats one good thing, maybe these border town stations ending will briefly open up other possibilities Mike-La (
Jan13 21:46 maybe when XHREY-12 shuts down its analog signal XHMTA-DT-12 may be a new Rio Grande Tropo beacon for us on the Gulf Coast - (
Jan13 21:38 Mike-La, Raymie posted about XHMTA-DT-12 and analog XHREY-12 being on the same heading is why no one has received them via Tropo yet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 21:22 New TV station is coming to Atlanta on the NBC affiliate WXIA on subchannel 3, the Justice Network, on 20 Jan -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan13 21:21 maybe the DX gods can grant us one more tropo event tonight? :) Mike-La (
Jan13 21:19 20:52- Yeah I know am, hate to see them starting to go away-won't be the same Mike-La (
Jan13 21:10 And when did Cofetel in Mexico decide AM broadcasters would migrate to FM? No more AM radio south of the border?? - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan13 21:05 Raymie member on the WTFDA forums says it here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 20:54 Maybe no audio because somebody got hungry and ate the sammamish. Was it a BLT?--Frank M. (
Jan13 20:52 looks like the analog shutdown for XHAB-7, XERV-9 and XHTAM-17 is going to happen tonight. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 20:45 test (
Jan13 19:41 Es 55.24 south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan13 17:29 F2 California Highway Patrol up to 40 Mhz Mark FM29 (
Jan13 15:19 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 17:33 F2 33.42 dead air - Sammamish ? - if so wish they'd get audio back on it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 17:17 the partisan Travis Co. DA is after the TX Gov. now - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 17:13 it seems a lot of Governors/ex-Gov. end up with one for that ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 16:56 [03:57] Trade it in for another orange shirt...a prison one?--Frank M. (
Jan12 16:21 A2 mainly zero 525 625 video mixing together.Hugh in IM67 (
Jan12 15:16 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 12:50 I shud have composed a section on my site to illustrate the mni SDR# screencaps I made. BTW, that NTSC 34 LPTV is still on hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 12:40 and when decoding on DTT901 - the Airspy 10-MHz display wud be more revealing - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 12:37 WVLA-DT-34 subecode from lcl KNIC-34 SDR# - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 12:29 the DTT901 "meter" is an indicator of bit-rate error (higher fewer errors) - u can have huge CCI and zero on it while the pilot(s) wud be strong - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 12:26 the (2002) FT-847 (tunes to about 512 MHz) could hear some no-local DTV pilots using 11-el 432-MHz beam - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 09:03 signal may be from XHVTV DT-51 Matamoros - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 08:58 receiving the very weak pilot DT-51 carrier signal on the Airspy One - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 08:57 receiving very weak pilot DT-51 carrier signal on 692.310MHz antenna pointed sw when receiving signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:58 pilot carrier signals very weak then building up stronger then fadeing almost out then somtimes out for a second then returning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:55 I am hearing the pilot carrier signals in LSB mode using SDR# software - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:49 looks like the Airspy One is more sensitive than the DTT-901 converter box - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:46 receiving very weak signals of Houston DTV Us on the Airspy One here but not a peep of sub decodes on the DTT-901 converter box. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:57 the NJ Gov. can put away his orange shirt now - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 03:57 I see this pesky ch 2 "trece" is still coming in weak right now Mike-La (
Jan12 03:56 half afraid to ck lcl TV nx for wx after the Dallas game outcome ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 03:56 no tropo here am-too much rain in the area Mike-La (
Jan12 03:55 Es Ch 2 mix, downward trend - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:50 Pat you may have some Fog overnight in your location as well so you may have a chance for some Tropo as well maybe - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:47 no Houston on FM, tho bmd south - STX tropo up a bit - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:45 the front will cause some dense fog and may bring in some lower Texas / Mexico Tropo conditions tonight I hope. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:42 a warm front is going to lift up from south to north over me and Mike-La later tonight. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:38 Es TV-2 with FOROtv logo at lower rt hand corner of screen...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 03:37 Mike-La Pat are you receiving any Tropo from houston right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:30 E-skip signals starting to fade away here now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:29 FOROtv (F) logo lower left corner of screen - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:27 Es TV-2 FOROtv (F) logo signal strongest with antenna pointed sw at Monterrey Mx. XEFB? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:19 still a swaping mess on TV-2 & 3 here audio and video swaping - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:19 Es Ch 2 mix Net 7, Ch 3 mix wrestling, Ch 4 mix Net 5 ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:12 Es Ch 4 (67.26) south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:09 03:01: Thanks a lot for the help! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 03:08 Es TV-3 with Televisa 5 net ID in lower rt corner...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 03:03 Dan, Danny's site is an excellent source of info Mike-La (
Jan12 03:01 02:43- Dan that ch 3 is XHPN-3 in Piedras Negras-nice catch Mike-La (
Jan12 02:54 Es TV-2 with Azteca 7 net logo upper rt corner, in for only a few seconds...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 02:47 and one of my Ch 2s is still a trece Net - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 02:45 That's the first time it has ever worked for me. The "submit from a separate window" thing is still down for me -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:43 Es TV-2 Azteca 7 logo UR with what looks like a helicopter chase - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 02:43 Test -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:41 it saves hvg to cut-n-paste them into a browser - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:40 it's easier if u can paste URLs in window down page - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:40 what you are posting is not a clickable link-post links at bottom of page Mike-La (
Jan12 02:39 Es still a mix of SS Ch 2s south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 02:38 Es XHQ-3 Culiacan, Sinaloa -Grupo Pacifco "3" logo (996 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 02:38 That's weird. It works fine for me. Try this and click the one that is NOT part 2 -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:36 .Es up to ch 6 but weak Mike-La (
Jan12 02:34 02:32- link doesnt work (
Jan12 02:32 Mike-La, do you mind checking my video linked at 2:05 to see if the ID on the bottom right matches mine at all? It'll help me identify my received station. Thanks -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:28 XHPN-3 earlier Mike-La (
Jan12 02:25 Es on tv here is a CCI mess - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 02:22 Es 88.9 XHM Cd. México 'Siempre 88.9" matched to webstream! - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 02:21 XHRED Jan 15, 2013 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 02:17 It is in the LR tonight Pat Mike-La (
Jan12 02:16 yes, HD in Mexico ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:15 that looks like the XHPN-3 logo there in l/r - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:14 I can't believe XHRED 88.1 is blasting in (sometimes HD) and I can't find anything else SS on FM! - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 02:10 as far as still frames, the more snow the higher the byte count of the jpeg - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:10 Es TV-2 ,3 & 4 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 02:05 Es XHQ-2 Guamuchil SIN Grupo Pacifico "3" logo (1014 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 02:05 iPhone recording that has a few better color scenes. My previous part 2 video only came in 360? I'll re-upload in 1080p tonight. Just look for the video on the channel if interested. Don't wan a keep spamming links -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:05 Es 88.1 XHRED Cd. México in HD! - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 02:05 Ch 2 now coming back in for a few seconds and can make out a lower case "f" in the lower right hand corner, if that means anything...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 01:58 My new camera's recording of my TV getting an UnID on 3. It says part 2 because part one is uploading now (I uploaded it to the wrong channel earlier). I'll link part one in a few minutes -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:49 Es Ch 2 unID, possibly MX, can only make out the words "Audiotech" and a phone number at the lower left corner, 2625-2625. Picture too weak to even get an ID bug...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 01:48 couple EL09 guys strong on 6m - kw4rz em60 (
Jan12 01:45 Nothing being received here anymore. Still monitoring some frequencies -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:44 thot I'd bm ene for a while - all Austin super loud - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:35 Es Chihuahua FM's low end reaching RDS strength - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:34 in the 70s WMTM used "We Move The Merchandise" on their verie - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 01:29 The VHF 3 is very very weak now with occasional disturbances in the static. Uploading 2 videos in a minute. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:29 Es seems to be favoring south of the border 89.3, 89.7 from Chiuhuahua estado continue quite solid - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:28 Es XHPN-3 Piedras Negras (503 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 01:26 thanks Pat. Appears the new "Big 93.9" is still same format (S. Georgia same) - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:23 Es 88.1 XHDZ Cordoba VER with Imagen news (relog) - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 01:23 at 280 mi that Midland used to be frequent tropo until Kerrville came on the freq - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:18 Congrats, KW4RZ! That was the first ever ES log I made in my DXing career. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:16 KMXR Corpus with new slogan - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 01:16 Es 92.3 KNFM Midland, TX "Lonestar 92" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:14 Time to hook up my new HD camera to see how well it records TV screens -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:10 more STX tropo than there's been in a while to hinder any Es - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:10 Es 88.1 country music mixing with local translator -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:08 (Dan EM73QX) (
Jan12 01:08 Es 3 in fading, 4 is severely interfering with local WUVM which has a frozen screen (
Jan12 01:04 Es 2, 3, 5, 6 VHF -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:04 Es Ch 2 "trece" u/r - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:03 hi Jim, mostly wimpy stuff here low end, but it's sustaining - Randy kw4rz (
Jan12 01:03 Es 89.3 XHFA Chihuahua, CHIH "La Poderosa" full ID mix with XHNP and something in EE - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:01 Hi Randy! Getting some MX fm's here also - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 00:58 Es 89.7 XHDP ciudad Cuauhtemoc, CHIH (DL68) "La Ranchera" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 00:54 Es 89.3 XHNP Puebla, Mexico "La Grupera" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 00:53 Es Ch 2 mix, some 3-4 south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 00:52 Es 88.1 SS, sounds like a repeat of last night! - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 00:45 Es XEPM-2 Juarez "tu canal" Televisa Juarez (833 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 00:44 Es alert 88.3 flares periodically -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 00:40 Es TV 2-6 SW weak Mike-La (
Jan12 00:34 . (
Jan11 20:24 Ms ? Silent 88.3 station came in and out of nowhere for ~15 seconds. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan11 19:14 F2 WWV VG signal on 25 mhz. Cannot find KMAX STL, in fact not one STL in at all, for that matter. 25.91 blank. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 19:14 our lcl 102.7 audio abt 9 sec ahead of the KABB (Fox) Dallas-GBay game - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 19:10 KMAX-TV should have a local (maybe?) show called the Car Czar Show right now. At 1930 UT, they air "Hiring America" a show about veterans. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 19:05 tho this doesn't seem to confirm it - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:54 IIRC, the Mickey Mouse Club might have been one of them - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:52 KOVR use to carry a few ABC programs time shifted from KGO-7 there - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:45 I guess the PRO-163 covers that 25-26+ STL range - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:39 has them as on 26.45 with 84 watts - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:33 KOVR moved a few months later to serve Sacramento market with TL on west slope of Sierras - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:31 yeah, 26.11 loud on FT-847 and 10m Yagi - (last time I hrd any KVOR it was Ch 13 on Mt. Diablo, SF Bay Area Jul 1957) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 18:29 No 6M SIG's heard at all..A2 virtually gone now (
Jan11 18:27 a few anxious moments with DTT901 after outage - had to unplug and short AC prongs before it'd turn on agn - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:24 F2 26.11 Sacramento CA - nice signal on San Antonio GT too! Thanks for your tip, Rob! CW31 IDs and Sacramento ads - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Jan11 18:22 odd no Eu-SAmerican 6m spots with MUF that good - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:20 Weak CH A2 zero 525 & 625 S American video mixing together in IM67 73 Hugh (
Jan11 17:39 KOVR - TV Link is still in for anyone who needs it!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan11 17:38 KOVR - TV Link thanks to a Tip from Harold Frodge from the MARE Radio List. NEW STN for me!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan11 17:37 F2 Skip - 26110 Khz FM Mode KOVR - TV Studio Link Sacramento, CALIFORNIA Local Ads Network Promos and Variety Show de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Jan11 16:57 F2 33.42 dead air - Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 16:57 Nothing received or noted during last night's ES opening. Was listening to the radio a lot of last night and nothing out of the ordinary appeared. Congrats on the catches! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan11 16:32 Es TV2 South Azteca 7 logo UR Mike-La (
Jan11 15:36 Es 55.240/250 and 59.740/750 Spanish loud ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan11 15:25 Definitely not troposcatter - JimT/EM37 (
Jan11 15:24 Es 88.5 preacher, popping in/out last 10 minutes - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan11 15:24 Ch 2-4 XE vid carriers on FT-847 either tropo or Es backscatter - no DTV pilots - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 15:22 I've also been looking on FM, Jim. Es on 6m has stretched out to west TX and NM now. - Wes em66 (
Jan11 15:21 in the mid 1960s it seemed mni 50-MHz 2Es events to New England were asymetric with the first hop from hr into Memphis - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 15:18 Active six meter Es showing on the DxMaps website....anyone hearing anything unusual on FM or TV? - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan11 15:09 the trouble with short Es between given points is that provides someone else the high MUF for that midpoint - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 15:05 and, even if Es target density were uniform, the area shrinks with distance (1/r**2) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 15:03 Pat: very strong signals on 6m from your grid to em66 right now- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Jan11 15:02 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 14:57 since getting involved in 88-108 I likely have missed comparable events on 6m hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 14:56 14:55-Wow! OK Jack you have some work to do :) Mike-La (
Jan11 14:55 the shortest 50-MHz Es I ever heard was Big Spring-Austin in 1967 (c. 280 mi) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:55 test (
Jan11 14:50 13:54- I'm not sure what the record short Es is, but that has to be getting close to it. Mike-La (
Jan11 14:48 13:43-correction, that's Nuevo Laredo Mike-La (
Jan11 13:54 Thanks, Mike. It's probably about 370 since I live on the north side of Austin. I guess it makes up for not getting any of the FM Es last night Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 13:43 03:16- Wow-Congrats on that very short hop Es Jack- about 350+ miles? My shortest is Nuevo Leon at 474 Mike-La (
Jan11 13:28 6m Es to Florida this AM...heads up Mark FM29 (
Jan11 13:18 Ms 88.5 KEOM Mesquite, TX RDS 1108 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan11 11:10 UPS for router & DSL modem only lasts c. 30-min (should pull laptop PS to extend that) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 11:08 0415-0456 CST power outage - more of these in the past year than in the prior 5 or 10 years combined - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 04:10 Thought you'd like that ... Mike (
Jan11 04:05 tnx - interesting info - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:54 Email to you now ... Mike (
Jan11 03:51 I had a mid-2012 refurb D620 XP ($120) - tried a $100 bench PS on it - it didn't like it ,,, - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:49 yes, it's OK - that's a D830 XP laptop with messy screen - finally found a PS for Dell laptops that wasn't an RFI machine - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:45 Pat: Is your email still working? If so, I'll tell you how to get updates for another 4 years ... Mike (
Jan11 03:42 GX620 is Cat5 to the router while D620 is WiFi - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:40 with MS dropping XP updates last Apr I only visit regular/safe URLs with them anymore - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:37 my shortest Ch 2 Es was WBRZ LA (447 mi) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:37 Couldn't get any FM eskip this time though, so have to settle for the channels 2 and 3 that came in when they did...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:36 the refurb GX620 came with SP3 - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:36 The antenna was aimed NNE so it was coming from the back, too...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:35 I got this refurb Dell D620 XP laptop in Aug 2013 - screen soon became this (Jun 2014 photo) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:34 (03:22) I know, which made me a bit surprised when I checked online and saw it was from Monterrey with no apparent relayers either...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:34 Is that when you first noticed the video freezing when you went from SP2 to 3? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 03:30 sri XP, too mni boxes around here ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:30 SP3 on the WIn7 (refurb Dell XP Optiplex GX620 - Mar 2012 for $119) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:28 Es Ch 2 getting spotty now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 03:26 Pat, Is your XP machine running Service Pack 2 or 3? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 03:26 which OS has been so poorly received that Win10 is due soon ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:24 my Feb 2010 Aspire 5517 laptop quit on me in early 2014 - that's why I've this Win8(.1) thing now - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:22 That's under 400-mi Es for u there (a 282-mi tropo target here) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 03:20 [03:01] Turn on XP compatibility and it should work ... Mike (
Jan11 03:16 XEFB Ch 2 Monterrey MX with "Teleactiva" logo received earlier this evening...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:14 thunder, of all things now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 03:13 the "noisy" vid will be there before any audio comes from it - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:12 this WinTVv6 doesn't have "blue screen" per se, but a certain sig level triggers vid/aud from black/silent - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:07 yes, audio keeps going with the white screen - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:06 found out in late 2009 I cud have used it to record NTSC a/v live from 872 tuner that last year + before DTV-only - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:03 Pat, when your screen turns white is the audio normal with the WinTVv6? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 03:01 I got a HVR-950 USB device for my 2004 XP in Mar 2008 (while waiting for Conv Box Coupons) - never cud get it work with Win7 laptop - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:57 Plug-in card really needs to be installed in a newer box where it can be serviced by newer drivers and newer programs ... Mike (
Jan11 02:57 WinTV card may use DMA if needed (equivalent to turbocharger!). USB is nothing more than serial bus for a new generation. (
Jan11 02:52 that'd been gotten in late 2006 to make DVDs from VHS tapes - I put the Haupp card in c. Apr-May 2014 - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:50 since the Emerson quit in late 2011, I'd been using a Presidian PDR-3222 as the NTSC tuner - poor low-VHF sensitivity vs the WinTVv6 card - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:47 the WinTVv6 is a plug-in card, the VC-500 is USB - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:45 it has a "crude" FM tuner in it as well - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:43 this be it - HAUPPAUGE CAPTURE TUNER CARD J812F WinTV-PVR-150 L.P. NTSCNTSC-J 25012 LF - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:41 Es Ch 2 Net 5 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 02:41 Another thing to consider is how video is handled. New higher-end video cards offload a lot of processing to video RAM, while old ones steal RAM from system RAM as needed (
Jan11 02:40 USB is slow as molasses, so disk cache never fills. When it gets swamped, you get freeze-ups until it has bandwidth to write ... Mike (
Jan11 02:40 I'd still rather be feeding that with the A/V output from the 1987 Emerson VCR tuner if I cud get that oldie to work agn - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:30 How come it works smoothly with EZGrabber and the Diamond VC-500 video capt USB device ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:26 Pat: 3G RAM results in a swap file of 3G unless you alter it. You're close to scr3w3d for normal usage ... Mike (
Jan11 02:25 Es YSWUR-4 El Salvador (1173 mi) Mike-La (
Jan11 02:21 it was/is prob in my Ch 2 jumble tonite - may be better chance when Mexico abandons all low-VHF NTSC - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:17 Es YSWR-2 El Salvador (1173 mi) Mike-La (
Jan11 02:15 Es Ch 2 jumble. 3 and 4 thinning considerably - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:46 Es 93.9, 96.9 SS spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:43 Es 92.7 XHSAV VCZ San Andres Tuxtla (town ID) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:36 Es 92.7 SS agn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:33 about 3.7G free of OEM 40G HD, upgraded to 3G RAM - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 01:28 I've been using it lately to record a bunch of PBS (Nova, etc) to an external 1TB HD - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 01:27 ok, will ck later when things calm down, VC-500 works OK recording on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 01:22 Pat: Look to see if write caching to your hard disk is enabled. That would cause it, as would a small cache ... Mike (
Jan11 01:10 [00:30] Your XP hard drive controller is more than likely restricting (<133 MB/s) the bandwidth - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 01:04 Es Ch 4 basketball - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:55 Es 94.3, 89.3 SS rapdily in out - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:45 Es 91.1, 92.7 SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:41 Es Ch 2-4 multi south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:35 I've a switchbox for the 17" Samsung LCD monitor to serve three (mostly aged) desktops - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:32 I got another card to put into a Win7 desktop, which is a pain to take down from shelf it's on - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:30 viewing - it gets even worse trying record on that XP desktop - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:28 Pat, is your WinTVv6 acting up when your viewing a channel or recording? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 00:26 don't know why K1TOL thinks his 50-MHz XEs are F2 at this hour - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:18 when it's not driving me batty with its freezing frames ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:17 keep hvg to restart the stupid Haupp WinTVv6 as it goes to white screen - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:16 Es XHG-4 Guadalajara (957 mi) Mike-La (
Jan11 00:09 Ch 3 in very briefly with a "5" logo in the lower right hand corner, no other ID caught...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 00:08 Es Ch 2, Ch 3 Mexico; Ch 2 with Teleactiva logo in upper right hand corner with sports show, poss XEFB-2 Monterrey? Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 00:04 Center point of Es must have moved out into the Gulf now, most signals gone - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan11 00:02 Es Ch 3 boxing Cuba ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:59 Es XEFB-2 Monterrey Teleactiva logo (580 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:58 Es Ch 2 jumble, 3 slight - 59.75/.76 aud on PRO-2004 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:58 23:53-I'm thinking it was something on the western side of Mexico being I'm seeing Sinaloa Mike-La (
Jan10 23:57 Es XHXV is 88.9 - JimT/EM37 (
Jan10 23:57 Es XHXV Tierra Blanca/Victoria, GTO, full ads for Victoria, Guanajuato NEW! - JimT/EM37 (
Jan10 23:55 23:53-no idea, not strong enough to see Mike-La (
Jan10 23:55 Es XHQ-3 Culiacan, Sinaloa -Grupo Pacifco "3" logo (996 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:54 before the FM MUF noticed Ch 2 baseball so prob Cuba - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:53 Mike-La: Was your messy TV-6 XHTAO Multimedios in Tampico, Tam.? - KA3JAW FM20jq (
Jan10 23:50 Es XHQ-2 Guamuchil SIN Grupo Pacifico "3" logo (1014 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:46 Pat looks like six meter qso's from your area to Cuba & Caymans now - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:43 Es up to ch 6 now-for the most part messy Mike-La (
Jan10 23:42 Es footprint from hr slid off mainland FL now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:38 Es 92.7 WEOW FL Key West "WOW" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:37 Es TV2 SW Azteca 7 showing Patriots-Ravens game Mike-La (
Jan10 23:36 Es 88.9 SS - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:36 lcl 95.1 resumed HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:33 Es 99.1, 100.7, 101.5 Miami area - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:32 Es 88.5 XHCN Irapuato GTO "Los 40 Principales" - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:32 88.5 XHCN Irapuato GTO "Los 40 Principales" - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:31 Es TV3 South Net 2 logo UR-Soccer game Mike-La (
Jan10 23:28 Es 107.1 FL Kat-Country - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:26 Es 103.9 WXKB FL RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:25 Es 99.9 WKIS FL RDS/HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:23 Es TV2 SE baseball probably Cuba Mike-La (
Jan10 23:23 Es 96.5 WPOW FL Miami RDS/HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:23 Es 94.1 SS news talk - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:17 Es XEWO-2 Guadalajara-Masvision logo (957 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:16 Es 89.3 WRMB FL Boynton Bch RDS et al - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:15 Es muf now up to 107.1 - had to move the 8mhz recording windows up the fm dial de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 23:11 Es 88.1 XHDZ Cordoba, Veracruz with "Imagen" noticias - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:10 Es 88.1 XHRE Celaya, Guanajuato "La Comadre" (
Jan10 23:09 Es 55.26 s/se - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:07 Es 88.1 with two estaciones mixing - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:06 Es 88.1 SS hola hermano! with antenna to the south - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:04 Es 90.1 XHRYS-FM Reynosa TAM "Hits FM" - Vero Beach FL Globaltuners (Finndx) (
Jan10 22:37 Es still into FM from Mexico - at bottom of dial - fading in/out de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 22:21 Up to 53 MHz with booming loud signals from OP - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 22:17 Pat, you have 6M Es towards Tampa on down to Cape Coral - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 22:05 Fred, do you still have Es to the south? - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 21:55 [05:37] as well as hundreds of other mountains which are NOT very well-known, such as peaks in the Andes in Ecuador that have glaciers on them, etc.--Frank M. (
Jan10 21:48 Es warning! suddenly into FM from Mexico - 89.1-XHPMO RDS - SDR Console is recording lower end of band de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 21:20 Jim, I have just sent you a response. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan10 20:01 North American QSO party and DARC 10m contest both this weekend de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan10 19:15 Must be contest weekend, the US map on 10m is covered under a million qso lines! - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 19:13 Jon in FN03, sent you an email - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 17:12 aren't mni crosspaths with land endpoints for a ME-SC Es midpoint - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 17:10 F2 33,42 dead air - Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 17:06 101.1 CFLZ is back on after being off for two weeks. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan10 16:28 Es lurking on ch 2z - also DTV Pilot ch 2 & 6m beacon from Bowdin Maine noted de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 15:37 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 12:49 freezing rain has some freeway ramps closed within 2 mi of hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 05:37 that exempts Mauna Loa/Kea and Killim. in Kenya which have genuine falls - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:35 in the tropics any small frozen precip is often quickly acclaimed "snow" by the residents - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:32 Trinidad might have had sleet (or small hail) in its mountainous areas - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:26 Guadalajara 10 or 15 yers ago (a couple inches), and Cairo, Egypt last winter (maybe not as unusual as I think--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan10 05:25 [06:24] The strangest place I remember hearing aboutr snow in recent years was (
Jan10 05:03 at least the 92.1 Devine did mention "and on 94.3 in the metroplex" on air - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:01 yet they hardly ever mentioned its existence on the air or in any adverts - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 04:59 it was downtown, 100.3 claimed needed as 101.9,102.7,104.5 on Tower of the Americas had a signal "advantage" over them - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 04:57 95.3 TX SAN ANTONIO (tr) K237AS 11-14-1983 1641 first xltor (long gone) in this town, for local 100.3 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 04:29 May have to go 15-30 miles outside of town to get away from it like I do the other xlators - Dn64 (
Jan10 04:29 I'm hoping since this station is 100 watts that Es may override it, but at 1.4 miles southeast of me I doubt it is going to happen... that's where both of my antennas are pointing - Dn64 (
Jan10 04:09 it auto-repeated off air 92.1 from Devine (6 am mdnght) - and suddenly any tropo when its primary was off in the wee hours - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 04:07 94.3 TX SAN ANTONIO (tr) K232CM 08-06-1987 0920 this pest used to be less than 2 mi from me - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 03:47 Here is my plot. KHNA-LP which is very much on the air is 1.4 miles - Dn64 (
Jan10 03:42 Yeah, give me a second and I'll post my plot here - Dn64 (
Jan10 03:39 Justin, have u done one of those plots for ur location ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 03:36 That means we now have at least 6 religious stations on the FM dial here, counting xlators - Dn64 (
Jan10 03:35 Lost another DX frequency - KHNA-LP 94.3 Catholic radio (EWTN) is on the air from Sheridan. 100 watts - Dn64 (
Jan10 01:07 Es ch 2z weak video with a couple of carriers fading in/out from south for last half hour - no IDs de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan09 23:47 93.7 xltor to return from the dead ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 20:09 What a difference 4700 ft. makes. Despite 75 degrees, snow from a week ago is still on the ground where the sun dosen't shine. de ka5dwi DM34un (
Jan09 18:33 F2 33.42 dead air - Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 15:32 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 15:00 the last snow/ice event here (northerners chuckle) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 14:48 and for those who cudn't figure Feb 6, 1967 out - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:46 sample 1967 pix - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:41 first day that be - I was already on campus - lots of crazy students slip/fall in unaccustomed wx - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:39 They got less than SA that time - opposite of Feb 1967 when UT there cancelled classes at noon the day of the Spring semester - de WA5IYX (
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