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Feb24 03:32 by the way. how does the sangean ats 909X perform on FM guys? i liking you can null stations David In Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:30 forgot once again to sign David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:29 NICE Bryce!! WRSA is in Holly Pond i am so lucky to have caught it on the sangean ats 909x for the first time it was a regner on the sony (
Feb24 03:25 Some activity on 2 meters, surprised FM is relatively quiet - K4NBF (
Feb24 03:24 Thanks David. The 96.9 is probably WRSA in Alabama - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb24 03:22 Bryce nice catch on the LA station . David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:21 forgot to sign again David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:21 Tr 96.9 Unknown with delaiah recheck for id or ads a few mins later it was gone (
Feb24 03:20 tr 98.7 WHOP Hopkinsville KY with end of song and liner id lite 98.7 then overtaken by christian radio station David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 02:51 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, TX 689 mi. Just started coming up a few minutes ago - RZ EM60 NW Florida (
Feb24 02:50 Tr 99.5 KNGT Lake Charles, LA (572.26 mi, 100 kW) very weak, under nulled KY tropo pest... with local ad for Mardi Gras party in Lake Charles - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb24 02:40 pretty much fizzled out here-bbl Mike-La (
Feb24 02:38 Nothing here---98.5 WAVO Ft. Myers area might be getting QRM; wonder if McAllen./cdEL96 (
Feb24 02:36 Mar-FM back in strong Mike-La (
Feb24 02:35 no cd I have no way of checking those frequincies, sorry Mike-La (
Feb24 02:33 (Below) Seems like it's brand new there./cd (
Feb24 02:30 Mike-La, r u able to check any of these?/cdEL96--> (
Feb24 01:58 Tr 103.9 XHMTS Tampico Tamps-660 mi(new) Mike-La (
Feb24 01:27 Tr 94.9 XHFM Veracruz Ver -812 mi (new) Livestream match Mike-La (
Feb24 01:11 01:00-thx John Mike-La (
Feb24 01:05 Tr 91.3 WCNY Syracuse NY w/id 20:01 EDT, then classical musical in/out nil-good sig w/ unid talk-John (mobile) Corning NY fn12 (
Feb24 01:00 Mike: Some nice catches down Mexico way! John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb24 00:56 91.3 WGRC Lewisburg Pa quick fade up w/call by yl then out again covered by unid talk and another w/ classical music 19:52 EDT-John (mobile) Corning NY fn12 (
Feb24 00:50 Great catches Mike-La. I am at work right now. Will check car radio during lunch break - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb24 00:41 Ah---I had Mar FM ("FM" pronounced in EE) as TrS from Keys as well about 6 years ago. Good work./cdEL96 (
Feb24 00:40 Tr 99.7 XHPB Veracruz Ver "Mar-FM"-812 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:24 seems relegated to the Houston area now-gonna try a bit later Mike-LA (
Feb24 00:23 00:18-nothing on 96.7-or anything Mexico for that matter Mike-La (
Feb24 00:21 tropo definately backed off a bit Mike-La (
Feb24 00:20 00:17-beat you to it cd-still nada Mike-La (
Feb24 00:18 Is 96.7 open there? I once had Extasis Digital from the Keys on TrS./cd (
Feb24 00:17 Mike-La---check that DTV I'd say./cdEL96 (
Feb24 00:13 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:05 23:59-no cd, 89.1 still coming in with many ads for Veracruz Mike-La (
Feb24 00:03 Tr 89.5 KLUX Robstown TX-RDS 366 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:02 Tr 92.7 KKBA Kingstown TX 386 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:01 Tr 91.5 KHVT Bloomington TX 297 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:00 APRS must be frozen again---same map I saw hours ago./cd (
Feb23 23:59 Mike-La, wow on the 89.1; no sign of La Lupe?/cdEL96 (
Feb23 23:58 XHAVR still coming in BTW-although somewhat weaker now Mike-La (
Feb23 23:56 thx Jim Mike-La (
Feb23 23:55 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Feb23 23:55 [23:35] Awesome catch, Mike. Deep south TX tropo starting to come in here. I've got a class tonight but will be back on it later. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 23:45 23:44-RDS-"exitos" Mike-La (
Feb23 23:44 Tr 91.3 XHMLS Matamoros Tamp-livestream match 442 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb23 23:35 Tr 89.1 XHAVR Alvardo Veracruz-832 mi (new) recorded a clear BOH ID call sign-nice start Mike-La (
Feb23 23:31 Don't forget DT RF 4 Houston, people!/cdEL96 (
Feb23 23:16 sounds like Mexicans starting to come on now-might be a good night Mike-La (
Feb23 23:04 Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Feb23 22:16 [21:09] Thanks, CD. That's very interesting info on pirate "Joe." It helped that the tropo from Houston was very strong at the time. 87.9 does get a lot of splatter from a local LP on 87.7. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 21:50 APRS shows Corpus Christi to Chiapas, but been there for quite a while./cd (
Feb23 21:45 More like just west....maybe 265 degrees. But looking at Hepburn map, not overconfident./cdEL96 (
Feb23 21:34 [ 21:32] oops I ment west southwest cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 21:32 [21:11] yeah cd, 100F is pusing it now. cd, you may want to point your antennas east southeast toward the McAllen Brownsville area tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 21:11 Yikes! on the 98 degrees; weather dot gov shows as 100 now. A record for this date or even month??/cdEL96 (
Feb23 21:09 The 87.9 very impressive as Tr; my 87.9's are Es and even flea power stuff can make it. Helps that 87.9 is wide open./cdEL96 (
Feb23 21:06 [20:53] Pat always posted when Temps in his area & along the Rio Grande went up 30 degrees or more then are forcats to drop the same that night, classic sign of big Rio Tropo Mexican ,Border opening - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 20:53 McAllen Texas is at 98F right now. Expect some Rio Grande Tropo along the Gulf Coast tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 20:42 I'm surprised you're getting a pirate at 150+ miles away. That's impressive. But I know CD has heard some Alex Jones/GCN pirates on 87.9 via Es before. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb23 17:00 Things that make you go "hmmmm"/cd: (
Feb23 16:47 FWIW/cd: (
Feb23 16:41 [15:56] Pirate I'm sure. "Joe" would post on RadioDiscussions in the HOU board, semi troll-like, it seems./cdEL96 (
Feb23 15:56 Tr 105.7 unid, SS talk mentioning Coahuila state, possibly Saltillo? Facing SSW with the little Insignia radio outside...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 15:56 Tr 87.9 JOE FM Houston, TX, classic hits, ID. Is this a pirate or an LP? Don't see it in the WTFDA database (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 15:51 Tr 106.5 KYRK Taft, TX with CC ads, over local 106.5...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 15:47 Tr 105.7 KTKO Beeville TX RDS (new), over 105.7 IBOC local...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 15:38 Tr 104.9 KMIQ Robstown TX with Corpus area ads, over local 104.9...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 14:03 Tropo seemed to be limited to 200-250 miles earlier this morning, nothing beyond that at that time...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 13:11 Houston & Corpus Christi FMs in strong now. Also hearing a few further NE (e.g., 92.7 KIVY Crockett, 222 mi). - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 13:04 Tr 90.1 KPFT Houston, TX, stream match, over local KSYM, 184 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 13:01 Tr 91.7 KXNG Houston, TX, NGEN Radio, RDS ID, over local KRTU, 203 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 11:44 Ms - Simultaneous @ 6:36:03 am EST - analog TV-2 CHBX and CIII - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb22 23:19 BIG OOPS - thought I was in a search window- Sorry n8nu (
Feb22 23:17 Royalite (
Feb22 18:33 Stale ovn Tr DT 38 WEAU (PSIP 13) - Eau Claire. Didn't see it decode but it was on the box this morning. - En35 (
Feb22 13:07 Tr 101.9 CKFX North Bay, ON, North Bay ads & News, 216 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 04:12 Tr 104.7 WKJC Tawas City, MI, "KJC Country", Good Signal. 238 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 04:06 Tr 99.7 WUGN Midland, MI ,"", 274 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 02:58 Nothing of interest here. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Feb22 02:50 Nothing noted on FM here yet. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 02:43 Despite the blob, nothing is out of the ordinary here. En35 (
Feb22 02:18 Big red blob is to my north, but I will still try the radio and see what I have-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb21 21:16 Tr Both Drive stations in (96.9 and 97.1) - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 19:17 Tr 88.9 WOJB Reserve, WI with ID during program. Clear. 90 miles. En35 (
Feb21 18:03 Really odd music Christian - En35 (
Feb21 18:00 (17:57) Is WGZS still All Undercurrents, All The Time? - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:57 Tr 89.1 Unid stn playing odd eclectic music. Probably Cloquet, MN - EN35 (
Feb21 17:54 KBJR moves into the top spot for distance for me as far as TV tropo from here - 127 miles - En35 (
Feb21 17:52 Tr 106.1 with Ariana Grande's "Side to Side" - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:50 Tr DT 19 KBJR (PSIP 6-1) - Duluth, MN - first time I've ever seen Duluth TV from here - EN35 (
Feb21 17:41 Tr 100.9 Richland Center - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:36 Tr 96.1 WJMC eating away at KQGO's IBOC - En35 (
Feb21 17:34 Tr 95.3 KCSI Red Oak, IA. EM28 Lawrence, KS (
Feb21 17:34 (17:33) They were stopping seek here less than an hour ago - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:33 Tr 106.5 WYTE Marshfield, WI 165 miles. Second time I've heard them - En35 (
Feb21 17:31 Tr 97.1 WCOW strong! No sign of Magic 97 - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:29 Think my local on 105.3 isn't making power since theyve been overrun by tropo the past week - En35 (
Feb21 17:28 Tr 95.7 WRQT with Pearl Jam and match to website - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:27 Duluth and Rochester both in at the same time, off the sides of the antenna - EN35 (
Feb21 17:27 Tr 95.3 with the new song "I Don't Wanna Love Forever" . IDed as KG95.3 - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:22 Some other odd catches today, including Rush (likely WMXG) and country (likely WWQM) mixing on 106.3 and Big Cheese stopping seek - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 16:42 Tr 100.7 WBIZ with very weak "Z100" ID mixing with at least one other Top 40 station - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 13:29 Nice catches Justin! I'll take 200 miles any day! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb21 13:26 Hearing faint SS on 104.7 now... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb21 13:25 Whee! Local 100kW blowtorch 104.7 WPZZ off-air this AM... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb21 10:02 I mean 90 miles. Eau Claire area. - EN35 (
Feb21 09:56 Tr 103.7 WWIB Hallie, WI - about 30 miles over KLZZ and 740's xlator - new - EN35 (
Feb21 09:49 I have subdecodes on 8 and 10 (La Crosse and Rochester) - En35 (
Feb21 09:40 Tr DTV KSMQ Rochester, MN - RF 20 - new - full decode - En35 (
Feb21 09:31 Tr 105.3 KYBA Stewartville, MN just decimating local from 30 miles away. My lord, never seen it this strong - En35 (
Feb21 09:29 KBVB is 206 miles. This is one of my currently longest Tr catches - En35 (
Feb21 09:21 DTV 19 and 20 pinging the meter. 19 is probably Fargo, 20 is Rochester - En35 (
Feb21 09:20 Tr 95.1 KBVB Barnesville, MN - Fargo area. New - En35 (
Feb21 09:15 Tr 97.9 KCMR Mason City, IA - 139 miles. // online - En35 (
Feb21 05:21 Think I have a new pirate on 88.7. Maybe the 87.9 stn moved to 88.7. Random music, no liners/IDs. - EN35 (
Feb21 05:12 [00:04] Sorry I did not see your earlier post Jim-F. I am glad your OK. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb21 05:12 Tr 106.7 WJJY Brainerd, MN 87 miles, not new. Also KDRK 97.5 Park Rapids and 103.3 KZCR in - EN35 (
Feb21 05:00 I hope Jim-F is OK. Bad Tornados & storms went thru San Antonio TX last night. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb21 03:42 Back in Ocala--but at Cape San Blas FL (rabbit ears) had 95.7 Nawlins w RDS "BAYOU."/cdOcala (
Feb21 03:27 Uh, SSE (South-southeast) (
Feb21 03:24 Tr DTV 38 WOSU Columbus OH, On the attic antenna fixed SEE. Nothing else noted. W38DH has been silent for about two months. N8NU (
Feb21 00:04 [23:40] Thanks, Eric. The storms weren't so severe in my area of S.A. (NW), but an EF1 tornado hit my parents' area on the NE side. They're OK, but their back fence & small trees were downed. Their next-door neighbors had big chunks of their roof taken out & their metal carport was crumpled like paper. They're OK, though. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb20 23:41 As for DX, all I have around here is just usual Cleveland; nothing of interest whatsoever. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Feb20 23:40 I hope our contacts in Texas (Especially San Antonio) are OK. I just heard about some wild wx there! 73 de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Feb20 23:08 Tr 90.1 WUCX Bay City, MI, MI News Headlines, 225 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb20 22:11 [18:52] Great catches cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb20 21:14 Tr 99.1 WYXY Savoy, IL (280.87 mi, 50 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb20 18:52 With rabbit ears, New Orleans 93.3 94.3 97.1 105.3 around noon---normal?/cd (
Feb20 18:52 From Salinas Park on Gulf Coast west of Apalachicola, FL:/cdApalachicola (
Feb20 17:19 Hills can block signals but I think there's just as much reflection and "bouncing around" going on which helps or hurts depending on position-John Corning NY (
Feb20 17:13 (03:50 & 03:53) thank you Yakima-tempted to count 96.9 as CKOI-not sure of any other contenders-WVYS is sometimes heard, but WLAN Lancaster will sometimes sneak in. Reggae on 89.1- I suspect some college station. John Corning NY. (
Feb20 14:29 Tr 104.7 WKJC Tawas City, MI, "KJC Country 104.7", 238 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb20 12:41 Tr 103.5 WGRR Hamilton, OH (237.14 mi, 11 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb20 06:18 Tr 101.7 WTYE Robinson, IL (208.87 mi, 11 kW) & some other unusual stns to the north - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb20 03:53 [0009] The AC on 96.9 has to be WVYS PA (about 50 miles) > Yakima CN96 (
Feb20 03:50 [2354] CKOI Montreal? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb20 00:53 Tr 89.1 unid w/ reggae music, in & out w/ WCOV Friendship NY-most likely US or CAN w/ nil to fair sig 19:48 EDT-John Corning NY Fn12 (
Feb20 00:09 Tr 96.9 WOUR Utica NY now in the mix w/ SU Orangeman-Georgia Tech basketball-there is also an AC station, which is not the ff-wild conditions (at least on 96.9) John Corning (
Feb19 23:54 Tr 96.9 unid ff language in stereo!- now mixing w/ WGRF Buffalo NY 18:48 EDT-John, mobile, Corning NY fn12 (
Feb19 23:54 Tr 96.9 unid ff language in stereo!- now mixing w/ WGRF Buffalo NY 18:48 EDT-John, mobile, Corning NY fn12 (
Feb19 23:32 Tr 94.1 WOTT Calcium NY- faded up w/ call and beginning of rock song and faded just as quick 18:26 EDT. Weak sig w/slop from 94.3 Elmira. John, mobile in Corning NY fn12 (
Feb19 22:52 Tr 105.9 WTZB Englewood FL (587 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 22:16 Tr 100.1 WZJZ Port Charlotte FL (601 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 21:45 WRBQ Tampa FL gone now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 21:39 thanks Mike-La, WRBQ Tampa FL @ 554 miles still in & out very weak fadeing in & out with 104.7 KNEK Washingiton La - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 21:10 am nice catches into FL Mike-La (
Feb19 20:31 WRBQ Tampa FL @ 554 miles is still hanging on here with very weak signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 20:23 Tampa FL to Houston Tropo Duct on APRS map right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:37 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa FL (554 mi) back in with stronger signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:34 WRBQ Tampa FL gone now. 104.7 KNEK Washingiton La back in with fair signal now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:27 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa FL (554 mi) very weak in & out - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:02 [18:43] En35, Do you have a Preamp? also what antenna are you using? is it inside or outside? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 18:44 My current TV logs are dismal. 27 is the farthest :( - En35 (
Feb19 18:43 I have pulled in 27 before, last fall but 38 just sits subdecode. I think come warmer weather it should make an appearance. - En35 (
Feb19 18:38 Houston UHF DTV's are still in here at this late noon hour. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 08:49 Tr 99.3 KAPW White Oak Tx (262 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 08:25 Tr 101.9 KMVX Monroe La (153 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 08:23 Tr KTVT-DT-19 Fort Worth Tx (397 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 07:56 Tr 103.7 KVIL Dallas Tx ( 369 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 07:15 [06:58] Hi EN35, I hope you can pull in channels 38 and 27 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 07:01 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 06:59 Strongest is KQIC Willmar, MN just completely obliterating the local xlator. RDS and all - En35 (
Feb19 06:58 In state stuff enhanced to the west. Nothing else happening here. DTV getting peeps of 38 and 27 (Eau Claire, WI) - EN35 (
Feb19 05:48 Tropo is shifting to the SW. Getting TX hill country, Corpus Christi & some Mexico border stations. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb19 05:25 Tr 101.5 WYNK Baton Rouge, LA, current hit country - stream match, 443 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:20 Tr 102.5 WFMF Baton Rouge, LA, current hit pop - stream match, 443 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:16 Tr 102.9 KAJN Crowley, LA, Christian pop - stream match (mixing w/KLTN Houston), 376 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:12 Tr 106.1 KIOC Orange, TX, Big Dog 106 - classic rock, 280 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:08 Tr 106.9 KHPT Conroe, TX, The Eagle ID ID, 214 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 04:40 Tr 91.9 KCKR Church Point, LA, SonLife Radio ID, 395 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb18 23:37 rtp (
Feb18 05:48 No spectacular FM DX outside of non-adjacent lower Keys stations coming in strong./cd (
Feb18 03:36 cdEL96 not 06/cd (
Feb18 03:36 No SE US Tropo to report yet? I see red, but I can't leave for home yet./cdEL06 (
Feb17 21:15 If your antenna, metal mountings, coax take a secondary lightening hit. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 21:13 Try to keep the grounding wire (8 AWG) as straight as possible from your DX room to the outside ground rod, because lightening don't like to make 90 degree bends - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 21:09 When I mention ground it, that refers with a 8' copper clad steel rod driven into the ground at least 4' away from your house foundation - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:58 I say this because if you get the wrong couplers (compression type) your RFI might be reduced but not eliminated - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:57 Another important point is this project is to make sure the couplers between the pipes make an electrical connection - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:53 If you don't want to use EMT made from galvanized steel you can go with Aluminum Rigid Conduit (ARC) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:42 Then the RFI level might increase - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:41 Also CAT5 cable does not have UV blocker. Over time being exposed to sunlight, the plastic insulation will crack, which in turn will cause moisture to corrode the copper wires. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:34 The way you have the CAT5 now strung up in the air, the cable radiating the RF hash like an antenna covering your home and others nearby. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:30 RFI going into your DX antenna's nearby. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:29 JJ: If you can put the CAT5 cable inside Electtrical Metallic Tubing (EMT), then properly ground it. That will eliminate - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 17:59 [17:15] The Lord works in mysterious ways ... Mike (
Feb17 17:15 Two weeks in, and my new local K-Love is still IDing as KLOV-FM Winchester, Oregon! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 17:14 [06:44] Good to know...fortunately modem/router are on first floor... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 17:12 [06:44] Don't think aluminum siding is an issue, given the solid performance of the omnidirectional... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 17:11 [06:41-07:23] Thanks JAW, appreciate the details! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 16:45 (02:04) WKLA has used that Hot AC feed dating back to their days on 106.3. Speaking of 106.3, that's now in Traverse City running an AAA format as The Mitten - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb17 16:31 the cat5 out to the garage got installed aerially, the coax out to the garage, buried in a trench (
Feb17 16:31 I have cat5 run all over my house, out to the garage, etc....when I installed it, I made very careful to keep it as far away from coax as possible. JJ in EN82 (
Feb17 16:30 Any networking equipment which utilizes Cat5, cat5e, or cat6 cabling will cause interference. I get broad VHF interference on any receiver in my house if I have even one cat5 cable "lit up". JJ in EN82 (
Feb17 05:57 [0204] WKLA utilizes WW1's Hot AC feed. I know there's quite a few parallel stations out west with the same sat feed including KCGB-105.5 OR, KATL-770 MT and KRDQ-100.3 KS. Check with one of those streams. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 02:04 My 96.3 translator is off the air and I'm trying to confirm some new ones on 96.3-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb17 02:04 However, they have no online stream. Are there other stations in the Manistee area that use the same feed that you know of that does have a webstream?- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb17 02:03 Christian- A group member on FM DX Watchdogs on Facebook told me the new 96.3 WKLA uses a certain satellite feed-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb16 23:56 Tr 106.3 WMXG Stephenson, MI with NMU women's basketball // WCHT 600. WMXG has been mostly off for the last several years - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb16 07:23 A deep tin storage box like this one - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:22 A better option would be to drill four holes in the middle of the tin lid and mount a low voltage DC computer muffin fan on top of the lid to draw the warm air out - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:17 Then drill four small holes on each corner of the lid to let the heat to escape - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:15 Just drill holes into it for the coaxial and power cables, but make sure to place a rubber grommet into the hole before running the wires into the box - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:12 If your indoor antenna picks up radio frequency interference from those devices, you can place them both into a deep square tin box. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:58 One more suggestion, don't have your internet broadband modem and/or wireless router on the second floor under the antenna in the attic space - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:47 If the attic has a window, you can aim it out in that restricted direction only. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:44 If your home has aluminum siding up to the the peak of the roof, then installing the antenna in the attic is a waste of your time and effort - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:41 Lee: Yes, if there are non-sheilded electrical power cables running between floors. Do your best to keep if off the floor and as high as possible - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:28 KZUS-92.3 Ephrata off the air right now due to huge power outage in Grant County. This is affecting the entire city of Ephrata, Soap Lake and most of Quincy. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb16 03:29 May not have room to mount it much above the attic floor...will that cause any issues? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb16 03:25 [17:25] Great! Think I will eventually pull the trigger on this one for the attic... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb16 03:20 [17:01] Yep, I know. It's been in my Amazon cart since you posted about it on FB, LOL! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb16 01:14 *en35, fingers got ahead of other fingers. (
Feb16 01:14 Good, the top one is Vhf-HI/UHF - En34 (
Feb15 22:25 Not sure./cdEL96 (
Feb15 22:11 No lightening grounding would be needed true. Is the warehouse constructed with wood or metal? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 21:58 JAW: if I put up one of those FM antennas inside a warehouse, it wouldn't need grounding either, would it?/cdEL96 (
Feb15 21:32 cd: I would prefer red lines over green any day too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 21:31 En25: If you only have a VHF-high and UHF antenna the answer is no. If you have a TV VHF-low, then the answer is yes, then you would need a seperation gap of at least 8.5 ft - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 21:29 ....Ms sorry/cd (
Feb15 21:29 Ms not AMs---I have wand'rin' thumbs./cd (
Feb15 21:25 JAW, would an fm only antenna three feet below a TV antenna (that is a lot smaller) have any impact on reception of either band? En35 (
Feb15 20:52 JAW---saw bookoo blue AMs lines this morning in the NE US. Ms seems to be the only DX for now./cdEL96 (
Feb15 19:26 Ms - 11 sec burst - Analog Ch-2 (- offset) CHBX, CTV, Sault Ste Marie, ON, CAN, 610 miles NW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:28 The weather here is nice for Feb, 46F - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:25 Lee: There is an upside to having the antenna up in the attic or anywhere inside the house, you don't have to ground it per NEC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:22 It is directly connected with professional 100' of RG-6 quad shield. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:20 Just put up another TV antenna in the backyard on top of the cloths line metal pole. I highly modified the RCA model ANT121Z for the outdoor enviroment - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:03 I can rotate it by hand. I don't have a rotor. The v/uhf antenna is now about 12 feet off the ground if not higher. En35 (
Feb15 17:02 And ithe survived the Minnesota winter. It is about 3 feet below my vhf/uhf suburban RCA antenna. En35 (
Feb15 17:01 Fwiw, that is the antenna I own Lee. En35 (
Feb15 11:54 [06:29] 5 ft - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:36 [06:33] OK cool. Let me know if you any other recommendations, I am wide open to suggestions! Thx again, see you around! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:35 [06:32] OK, good to know. I will have to keep mine in the attic or garage (away from the omni though!)... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:33 Ok GN Lee - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:33 I suggest you put that one in the attic to prevent damage - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:32 Appreciate all the insight here, good stuff. Let me know if you have any more recommendations or considerations! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:32 I never owned that brand FM ant. It looks to me as low quality and I would not expect it to survive outdoors during a snowstorm - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:32 Ack! I gotta run for now... bedtime was ~2 hours ago! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:29 [06:24] Oh, close is "close" proximity? #muchtolearn // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:27 I may try this as an entry level directional... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:26 If you put two directional antenna close by to each other it will create false azimuth headings - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:24 That is not a good idea to put more than one antenna in close proximity to one another as it will detune them - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:22 [06:20] Aggh! You're killing me! =( // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:21 [06:14] OK...good to know! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:20 If you had that outside say 10' off the roof peak, you be shocked & awed - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:19 [06:17] Agreed! I plan to keep using it regardless of what else I do (or don't) put in the attic! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:18 [06:10] Interesting! So if skip comes in from Kansas or Minnesota, you still get it right? Just maybe not as deep/strong as if you were aimed west or northwest? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:17 An omni is a good overall choice for DXing and they have a very good price point too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:14 A TV yagi will typically have a 30 degree main beam - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:14 (...and it may be installed sideways! I honestly cannot tell!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:12 Gotta say, I've ben thrilled at how well it's performed. In 2 summers, it's brought in tropo over 400 miles, skip over 1350, and 5 different countries! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:10 Yes, just take what comes my way and hope it is from Central or South America some day soon. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:08 [06:00] Omni is 6 feet up in attic above second floor. Maybe 20-22 feet? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:06 (I've never used a directional, so I don't know how "narrow" it's reception area is!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:05 Ah, OK. So you just leave it pointed south and "take what you get?" No aiming or anything // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:03 [05:58] Yup, agreed. Appreciate the sympathy, though! (LOL) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:00 How far off the ground your that omni? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:58 Marital restricitions over-ride hobby needs (lol), been there, so I feel for you too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:56 No, it does 'not' rotate, it is fixed aimed to the south - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:56 No, it does rotate, it is fixed aimed to the south - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:55 Been using an omnidirectional (Winegard 6010). Would love to move up to directional, but I can't do outside (marital restrictions!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:53 which attenuates the signals even further. So to make up for some of the lost RF being absorbed into the wood and roof shingles. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:52 ah....nice! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:51 Don't think that could fit in my attic. MAYBE on the attic floor... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:50 The apartments were built in the early 50's, so it has some decent space in the attic. Back in those days they used thick lumber boards for the roof - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:49 [05:45] goodnight, John! nice chatting with you! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:49 ...and do you have room to rotate it? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:48 GN John - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:47 That was my next question: how do you fit that into your attic? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:45 [drools] (
Feb15 05:45 Got to hit the hay-a good night all and have a great day (full of dx of course!) John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:44 I did not install the UHF section because of space limitations - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:42 Lee VA: I have this antenna in the attic. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:39 Also have two TV yagi antennas, VHF-low & high laying on top of the backyard shed roof about 9 feet off the ground. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:38 [05:35] JAW, what antenna are you using? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:37 Ultimate goal: To own a house w/ 2000 ft of beach front-real estate for my beverage-ocean for my tropo! John Corning (
Feb15 05:37 [05:28] Ditto! I even recall having several skip openings into FL, TX, and the midwest in 1985-6...had no idea what skip was! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:35 I live in a duplex home with a small front/backyard. Both have large trees that overhang parts of the roofline. That is why I have my antenna in the attic. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:34 This guy (about 90 miles north of me) and the regular updates on his website got me back into DXing... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:33 Too bad-I lived in Newport News for a year and a half '95-'97 but too busy working to dx. John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:31 [05:25] Haha, thanks! I am a newbie, I just started (again) back in 2015. But agreed, tons of experienced DXers doing amazing things here! #hat-tip // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:28 My problem too-didn't know what caused fm/tv dx until after leaving the ocean-bummer. John Corning (
Feb15 05:27 I am too far inland to take advantage of the ocean now, sadly...// Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:25 I had typed (!) up a decent DX log sometime around 1985-6...need to see if I can find that! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:25 I've seen your logs and you guys get some awesome catches! John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:24 Haha, nice! I grew up in Virginia Beach. I remember logging a couple of stations from Long Island (WBLI?) as a teenager, though I had no idea what "tropospheric ducting" was! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:22 I think with a good rooftop antenna the tropo scatter here would be steadier-I'm sure only the strongest signals are getting through-John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:17 Waiting for E season-currently shopping for a decent tuner-John Corning (
Feb15 05:15 I'm from Long Island and with good tropo cx I could get The old analog ch 10 Portsmouth Va with rabbit ears in the basement! John Corning (
Feb15 05:11 You got my hopes up for decent East Coast opening, but I've got nothing north of DC tonight. #summerscoming // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:10 Maybe I'm wrong but if you guys are closer to the ocean then you get REAL tropo-John Corning (
Feb15 05:09 [03:37] That's interesting! Seems somewhat atypical for tropo, but if it brings in signals, don't ask questions! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:06 KA3JAW: I'm surprised that you don't- tropo scatter is more likely the correct term for what I get. John Corning (
Feb15 05:06 (I knew Pennsylvania was bigger than that! LOL) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:05 [03:48] OK, so from the WERQ transmitter to the glass Museum is only 195.3 miles, but still... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:03 [03:48] Err, JAW, I'm seeing mileage from Baltimore to Corning right at 199 miles // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 04:56 John: With your city base elelvation at 932 ft, you are 721 ft higher in elevation than me. And I don't get any Tr - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 04:23 The hills aren't so bad with the right equipment-John Corning NY (
Feb15 04:21 (03:48) KA3JAW thanks on the milage-used to have a radio shack yagi w/9 db gain and amp on the roof 20 mi. E. Of here and Wash DC, Boston, Philly etc were daily occurrences-John Corning NY (
Feb15 03:48 Lee VA: The air milage is 97 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 03:37 (02:43) thanks Lee- I haven't calculated miles but was a little surprised also-these kind of openings last 5-15 seconds, fade out, then return after perhaps 5 min. or so, but may be because my antenna is not high enough-John Corning NY (
Feb15 02:43 [01:09] Nice John! What is that ~ 200 miles? Pretty impressive for February! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 02:31 01:14 actually, this whole area is surrounded by mts.-I just happen to live e. of the city-pretty but not really dx friendly! John Corning NY (
Feb15 01:55 My fm equipment: An old Magnavox am/fm tuner and a home brew single element cubicle quad which is indoors (lowest element 44 in. Off the floor). I also use the stock radio in a 2001 voyager when mobile-John Corning NY (
Feb15 01:14 KA3JAW : No hill-about a mile e. of town-the city is in a valley surrounded by mts. John Corning (
Feb15 01:09 Tr 92.3 WERQ Baltimore Md w/"92Q Jams" 20:01 EDT w/ nil-fair sig in/out w/WRRN Warren Pa. Urban format-John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb15 00:45 Ms - 28 sec burst - Analog CIII-TV-2 (+ offset) Bancroft, ON, CAN., Global, 100kW, 331 miles NNW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 00:01 John: Do you live in the valley within the city or on top of a +1600 ft. hill? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb14 23:44 Tr 90.1 WPSU Kane Pa w/id inc. Translator freq. & locations 18:30 foll. By program " Marketplace ", sig fair-nil. John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb14 15:16 [01:48] This one, right? (
Feb14 01:48 Re: 22:12 yes. I have a picture somewhere. It's the 4 element one off amazon. Big antenna. About the size of an fm-6 minus two elements. En35 (
Feb13 22:12 [03:43] Is that the same antenna you were talking about last fall (maybe on the Facebook group)? Been thinking about getting one to replace the omnidirectional Winegard I've been using... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb13 06:07 Tr 102.5 KQIZ Willmar, MN - 88 miles. On top of local xlator which is nulled out - strong - En35 (
Feb13 06:01 Correction, KDDG is 6kw. Still... - En35 (
Feb13 05:56 Tr 105.5 KDDG Albany, MN 73 miles 3kw! // 106.1 - relog but never this strong - En35 (
Feb12 22:24 Ms 89.1 WPAS Pascagoula, MS preacher / RDS PS: AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO / PI RELOG 977 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb12 19:19 I used to live in Wyoming, you don't mess around with the wind there - En35 (
Feb12 14:42 Gone with the wind on I-80 in Wyoming - FM-DXing from semi-trailer sideways : KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb12 09:35 Tr 107.9 KQQK Beaumont, TX, tejano music, 246 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb12 09:26 Tr 92.7 KIVY Crockett, TX, Real Country ID, 222 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb12 09:01 Tr 98.1 KTAL Texarkana, TX, 98 Rocks ID, 357 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb12 08:42 [0444] The 44kw 99.9 is in, but not 100KW WEJZ-96.1? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb12 08:10 TrS 104.9 KMRR Spencer, IA with John Tesh ad - 165 miles. I'd say the pre-amp is helping - EN35 (
Feb12 07:27 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 07:16 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx (419 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 07:03 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos Tx (408 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 05:41 Tr 38-WSPF-CD FL St Petersburg (NEW) de fred SC FM03af (
Feb12 05:08 Tr Central Florida in strong - furthest being WCLF-21 Clearwater at 357 mi (7' dish with preamp temporaily at ground level-aimed south!) de fred SC FM03af (
Feb12 04:45 Nothing here. Goodnight./cdEL96 (
Feb12 04:44 Mobile, AL 96.1 and 99.9 seem to be off or on low power. On same tower 73 miles. Hearing Ft Myers 96.1, Jacksonville and Homosassa 99.9 - kw4rz em60 (
Feb12 04:36 yes tropo is still going. Nothing spectacular, nothing across the peninsula yet. Morning looks promising - kw4rz em60 (
Feb12 04:29 Is it still going, Randy? APRS red became orange./cdEL96 (
Feb12 04:03 Keep us posted; Canadian TV via Tropo may come soon./cdEL96 (
Feb12 04:03 Tr to Tampa, Sarasota, Ft Myers area 330-420 miles KW4RZ EM60 Ft Walton Beach, FL (
Feb12 03:57 All but one of the Twin Cities low power DTVs are coming in now. The antenna is now above the roof line of a stupid shed of my neighbors'. - En35 (
Feb12 03:47 BTW the recorded highlight today had to be a reminder on CMBF 99.1 (with weird sound fx) that they're on Twitter and FB./cd (
Feb12 03:45 NOW we're talking! :)/cdEL96 (
Feb12 03:43 Raised my antennas up about 5 feet with an addition to my mast and added a pre-amp. Working gangbusters on TV. Saw an instant improvement - En35 (
Feb12 03:12 *If you hear 102.3 as DX in stereo with only one speaker working, it's Artemisa! Anyway that's all folks./cd (
Feb12 03:12 Others included 97.5 Progreso, 98.1 unID, maybe 100.7 Enciclopedia, 102.3 Artemisa*, 103.5 Reloj./cd (
Feb12 03:10 La Habana strong at times---90.3 93.3 (nope no 91.7 as WKWM I-hiss is there) 94.1 94.7 96.7 98.3 99.1 99.9 and likely 101.5./cd (
Feb12 03:08 Decent duct to La Habana but not much else, but made me some nice $tereo MP3---now to get a PC!/cd (
Feb12 03:07 Coby TV scan banked 10 channels, all Cuba---I think 2 4 6 9 13 15 18 22 24 40./cd (
Feb12 03:06 Latent Tr from FL Keys (Scout Key, to be exact) today, off top of goes./cdEL96 (
Feb12 01:03 Seasonal, which is modified, is of course an adjective. THAT makes sense. But a transitive verb? - I don't "do anything to" the weather--Frank M. (
Feb12 01:01 Spellcheck actually alerts me on "unseasonal" - what? Unseasonal modifies "seasonal" which ISN'T spellchecked. Unseasonable modifies a transitive verb--Frank M. (
Feb12 01:00 I was hoping this unseasonal (NOT UNSEASONABLE!!) warmth would bring potential Tropo this direction, but nothing north of Mississippi--Frank M. (
Feb12 00:50 Didn't Sheldon Remington even have tropo to Mazatlan, more than 3,000 miles?--Frank M. (
Feb12 00:39 [18:43, 10th] I've also used that same analogy!! That, or sometimes I've compared it to birding...which may be even better--Frank M. (
Feb11 20:51 Tr strong for this time of day... Birmingham & Tuscaloosa, AL c. 200 miles - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb11 19:35 [18:35] Jack, KEYJ had been popping in & out weakly here bit is now go e. Tropo semi-regulars 91.1 XHMZI & 91.9 are still hanging in weakly. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb11 19:19 good luck cd! Mike-La (
Feb11 19:08 Wife and I are in the Keys now; if car rx is any indication, FM/TV look ripe./cdEL96 (
Feb11 18:35 Tr 107.9 KEYJ Abilene TX with ID and local ads (relog)...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb11 18:32 DFW tropo on FM still present even at this relatively late hour...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb11 15:29 Keaau must be "da bomb" for da hobby./cdEL96 (
Feb11 15:26 [05:22] That was Shel Remington - logged KRUZ-103.3 among others via Tropo - per WTFDA All-Time FM Distance Records - at 2338 mi from keaaw HI - Fred N - SC (
Feb11 15:10 [02:55] He used to do FM DXing with his Sangean PR-D5 when he lived in Florida. There are videos of his Sporadic-E catches there on his Hawaiigary Youtube channel. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb11 14:55 Tr 94.9 KLTY Arlington, TX, DFW-area ads, 230 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 14:36 Tr 99.1 XHSL Piedras Negras, Mexico, La Mejor, station ID, 137 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 14:28 [05:22] I am sure he got the 103.3 Santa Barbara; killer signal, that./cdEL96 (
Feb11 14:13 Tr 107.9 Edinburg, TX, songs matching Simple Radio stream, 243 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 13:49 Tr 102.9 KDMX Dallas, TX, songs matching iHeart stream, 230 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 05:22 There was a DXer in HI who had Tr to San Diego, L.A. And Tijuana; forget his name, but he holds the Tropo distance records./cdEL96 (
Feb11 05:13 2,500 miles to the mainland, so all Es is multi-hop - and that long Tr path to San Diego isn't even that common. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 05:04 Tr North/Central FL FM/TV stations with good signals ~300 mi de fred SC FM03af (
Feb11 03:06 I remember him writing about living conditions, I think; condx from his own house may be an issue./cdEL96 (
Feb11 03:05 I remember him talking (
Feb11 02:55 Wonder why he doesn't DX FM. I know if I was,on an island,surrounded by water I would be DXing all the bands that I could. - amfmtvdtvbrla, EM40 (
Feb11 01:40 Yup there is Hawaiigar...and there was a (now deceased) DXer in Keaau who used to get Japan 82.5ish on multihop Es./cdEL96 (
Feb10 23:55 [2326] Hawaiigar on Radio Discussions lives in the Hilo area, I believe. Mainly AM DX however. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 23:26 Too bad we cannot get "beyond-red" condx like the area west of Acapulco! Any TV/FM DXers on HI's Big Island?/cd (
Feb10 23:24 am---if based on Hepburn, kinda iffy. But if it happens, all channels up to 69 need monitoring, except 37 of course./cdEL96 (
Feb10 22:20 Mississippi coast in bullseye - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb10 22:18 Florida Panhandle may have shot at Cuba on analog TV & FM tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb10 20:27 ....later ones, he didn't have them; it was just the thrill of the hunt, not so much a meal. DXn almost like that. :)/cd (
Feb10 20:26 the first Roadrunner cartoons, Coyote would chase him, with knife/fork in hand....>>>/cd (
Feb10 20:25 [18:48] Hard for any seasoned DXer to explain all that to the uninitiated. Don't even try. We'll keep that lil secret to ourselves. ;) /cdEL96 (
Feb10 20:10 19:36-hard to beat a first generation signal with no compression. Mike-La (
Feb10 19:36 cable video and audio quality is typically garbage compared to OTA as well (all content issues aside) JJ in EN82 (
Feb10 18:48 Why try to DX a station when it's on cable. web. Etc? -- Why go out on a boat when a box marked "Gorton's" is in the freezer at Kroger? N8nu (
Feb10 18:43 [16:20] I've used that same analogy before. N8NU (
Feb10 16:49 That's how I try to explain DXing when people don't get it (& sometimes they still don't) :-p - Jim-F SATX (
Feb10 16:44 (....without the mess of scaling, cooking, etc.)/cd (
Feb10 16:43 [16:20] DXing = fishing./cdEL96 (
Feb10 16:32 Tr 101.7 KYDA Azle, TX, Air 1, Christia pop, 276 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb10 16:20 Tr 103.3 KESN Allen, TX, sports talk about TX Rangers, 294 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb10 16:20 15:51- a keys trip sounds great-I might even do a little DXing while I'm there. :) Mike-La (
Feb10 15:52 [15:09] WLLD is my Enciclopedia-killer when we're down there./cd (
Feb10 15:51 Hepburn forecast maps look to be rebounding; still may go to the Keys tomorrow./cdEL96 (
Feb10 15:31 OK, maybe came in too late, nothing left. surprised I caught anything considering I was a good distance from the red cone Mike-La (
Feb10 15:17 15:09-lost it-now back to my local baton rouge 94.1 Mike-La (
Feb10 15:09 Tr 94.1 WLLD Lakeland FL-RDS-655 mi Mike-La (
Feb10 04:48 Analog 6 and 9 could be open for you in western Cuba; 3 & 5 in Santa Clara too. Also DT 8 Key West./cd (
Feb10 04:45 Check analog channels 52 to 69; Cuba still uses it until it 100% adopts DTMB./cdEL96 (
Feb10 04:36 looking for Cuban tv, but every channel has been assigned here in central Florida (
Feb10 04:34 Strong Signals from Southwest Florida Tonight. Check Radar (pretty cool) Rod Lakeland Highlands Fl (
Feb10 04:33 Shows up on radar as rain, but can reflect radio and tv signals (
Feb10 04:32 WBBH Weathercast reports US Army/Navy spreading clouds of chaff off fort myers florida coast (
Feb10 02:17 One guy developed a game for Android/cd:---> (
Feb10 02:15 Plenty on YouTube. Just enter candlepin bowling in search, and watch away./cd (
Feb10 02:14 You betcha. 142 is my high. But I have to travel to New England or Maritimes to play./cdEL96 (
Feb10 01:53 [01:37] Candlepin bowling! Who knew? (had to look that one up). You played before, cd? looks cool! #bucketlist // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb10 01:50 [00:49] No. Grandfather had heart problems and elevation didn't help him any ... Mike (
Feb10 01:39 Last I heard, the local on 1330 in MA has been off, awaiting equipment to build a 106.1 xltr./cd (
Feb10 01:38 In MA I would suggest trying AM DX. Who knows, you might get Europe with a lil skill./cd (
Feb10 01:37 [00:13] Can they fly me too? I wanna play candlepin bowling./cdEL96 (
Feb10 00:49 [0026] WHAT?! You didn't play in the snow as a family up in the Sierras or something? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 00:26 First time I got to play in snow was when I taught a class outside Boston. Very fluffy and fun. They thought I was crazy ... Mike (
Feb10 00:13 So glad my company flew me up here to Boston for 2 days yesterday....I'm not really doing much "onsite collaboration" here in my hotel room all day watching this blizzard! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb10 00:10 ... Mike. No rain for four years here, and now people are building arks ... Mike (
Feb10 00:10 [20:39] heh heh heh (
Feb09 22:40 Yep. On the bright side, I had my first Nov. Es (from S FL). - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb09 22:23 The only notable Es for me while at my QTH was Thanksgiving Day. For that I am thankful!/cdEL96 (
Feb09 22:23 This is only the second winter Es season with no logs here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb09 22:20 Wasn't this supposed to be a cold "la niña" winter?--Frank M. (
Feb09 22:18 I have NO complaints about the weather this winter. Nothing frigid since December. Snow has almost always missed is (though, that being said, we got about 3" earlier this week)--Frank M. (
Feb09 22:16 Was this the worst winter FM Es "secondary season" ever? I saw so few reports here the entire length of the season--Frank M. (
Feb09 20:39 Woe is me to the tiniest tempest - Jerry (
Feb09 19:22 About 0.15" of freezing rain this morning. Schools closed throughout central and eastern WA. New York City is having a wallop of a storm as well - over a foot of snow in some areas. I'm begging you SPRING, please come to our doorstep > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 15:22 Blue line as far south a NW Georgia now cd - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb09 15:16 Again DXMaps shows blue Ms lines, but again no farther south than VA or so./cd (
Feb09 15:15 JAW oops you have made the page colorful as well. :) /cdEL96 (
Feb09 15:01 But then too, CITO is 103 miles closer to me - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb09 15:00 [14:37] No, rebroadcaster CITO-TV-3 (Ch. 4), CTV in Hearst, ON with 7.1kW has a stronger signal compared to CJCB. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb09 14:38 Well at least Mike-La has made the Log somewhat colorful this morning./cd (
Feb09 14:37 JAW---does CJCB Ms look better or clearer than the others, based on 180kW?/cdEL96 (
Feb09 12:15 Ms - 10 sec. moderate quality burst at 6:38:16 am EST on 67.250 MHz (Z-offset), CJCB TV-4 (main station), CTV Atlantic, 180kW ERP, Sydney, NS, CAN, 843 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb09 11:02 NWS indicated that snow rates will increase from 1 to 2" per hour from late morning into the afternon. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb09 06:24 All weather fronts from the north do is sweep Tropo away like a broom sweeping trash & dust away - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb09 06:23 All weather fronts from the north do is sweep Tropo away like a broom sweeping trash & (
Feb09 06:17 That front was to go staionary and dissapate to my north in the forecast a few days ago. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb09 06:09 That front paseed thru here and you can thank it for messing up that great weekend Tropo Forecast on APRS we had a few days ago - amfmtvdtvbrla,,EM40 (
Feb09 02:17 Ms - 4 sec. good quality burst at 9:00:27 pm EST on 67.240 MHz (- offset), CITO-TV-3 (rebroadcaster), CTV network, 7.1kW ERP, Hearst, ON, 740 miles NNW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 15:25 [1146] We have a Winter Storm Warning (How many has it been now? 20 this winter?) in effect for Yakima/Ellensburg until Thursday AM. 2-5" of snow, then sleet/freezing rain. YUCK! Spring flowers and 70F sunshine please! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb08 14:42 Tr 101.9 WFTA Fulton MS-351 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb08 14:35 Tr 104.5 WRVR 'the river" Memphis TN (new) Mike-La (
Feb08 14:00 Tr 89.1 XHCAO "la lupe" Cd Camargo Tamps (483 mi) Mike_la (
Feb08 13:57 Tr 91.3 XHMLS Matamoros TAM (relog) with city mention during morning show, over semi-local KNCT...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb08 13:54 Tr 91.7 KBNJ "Life changing radio" Corpus Cristi TX-352 mi(new) Mike-La (
Feb08 13:52 Tr 92.7 KESO South Padre Island TX "La Ley" (290 miles)..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb08 13:50 Tr 104.5 KBYC Markham TX RDS...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb08 13:46 Tr 96.1 KBTQ McAllen TX "Recuerdo 96.1" with local ads...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb08 13:37 Tr 101.9 KQXT San Antonio-372 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb08 13:29 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Feb08 13:28 Tr 93.3 KQBU Port Arthur, TX, Ke Buena, 247 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 13:25 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa, La Caliente (KQID gone, tropo shifting to south), 241 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 13:13 Tr 107.9 KQQK Beaumont, TX, regional Mexican, stream match, 246 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 13:11 Tr 106.9 KHPT Conroe, TX, stream match, 214 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 13:10 Tr 106.1 KIOC Orange, TX, Big Dog RDS ID, 280 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 13:08 Tr 105.7 KHCB Houston, TX, soft Christian pop, wiping out local translator, RDS ID, 187 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 13:01 Tr 103.7 KHJK La Porte, TX, Air 1, RDS ID, 248 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 12:55 Tr 100.7 KKHT Lumberton, TX, Christian talk, stream match, 247 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 12:53 Tr 99.9 KSHN Liberty, TX, classic hits, stream match, 245 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 12:49 Tr 95.7 KKHH Houston, TX, The Spot RDS ID, fighting w/semi-local, 180 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 12:45 Tr 94.5 KTBZ Houston, TX, Buzz FM RDS ID, taking over local translator, 187 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 12:42 Tr 94.1 KQXY Beaumont, TX, Q94 ID, wiping out local KTFM, 279 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 12:38 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria, LA, Q93 RDS ID, 405 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb08 11:46 NWS in Mt. Holly, NJ put out a winter weather warning valid 2/9; 12 am to 2/9 4 pm local EST with a potential snowfall of up to 11" in Allentown, 12" in Bevidere, Morristown, NJ - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 09:17 Re;03:52. I was hoping someone would post the video. That's cool stuff. I've been getting antsy for some FM Dx. Maybe I should record FM ovn instead. En35 (
Feb08 09:14 Took notice that Mike-La Es activity into NM, AZ & CO was right in the middle of the minor a-Centaurids peak at 0030 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:54 Sorry, had things off and was outside watching the sunset this evening while that eskip was going on...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb08 03:52 And here it is: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:38 It was seen 1:25 am with fragments and a sound burst - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:35 [03:21] Majority of people saw that one over the S.W. Lake Michigan shore around Milwaukee, WI - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:34 Isn't there a meteor shower that peaks around Feb 5th each year? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Feb08 03:23 Naturally the closest station had the stronger signal strength on the waterfall display - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:22 Well I finally got my first Fireball Ms with AirSpy on 77.250 (Zero-offset) CICI-TV and 77.260 (+ offset) CHRO - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:21 There was a fireball over Minnesota Monday night. Heard about it on an AM station this afternoon. I was recording AM at the time, not FM - En35 (
Feb08 03:20 Correct date Feb 4 not 14th - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:20 and seen over seven N.E. states. The Ms burst lasted at least 24+ seconds (waterfall display cutoff) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:18 Looks like I had a Ms Fireball[Event 434-2017] over on the AirSpy that was over S.E. Philadelphia and S. N.J. on Feb 14 during the late 22 UTC hour - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 03:04 Congrats on the February Red! And may summer bring us plenty of it. East AND West Coast. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb08 03:00 Good job on the skip Mike. I got a sherlock warning email. Its been weeks since Ive seen one of those, but highly doubt I had anything here - EN35 (
Feb08 02:50 MUF was up to 87 MHz at 0054 UTC. Future reference - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 02:42 OK thx Jim Mike-La (
Feb08 02:38 KXNG used to be KUHA with a classical format. It changed to NGEN format with the new call some time last fall. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb08 02:34 ...and I figured I'd seen each and every Houston FM out there Mike-La (
Feb08 02:33 91.7 KXNG Houston-something new? never saw that one Mike-La (
Feb08 02:32 02:28-thx Jim Mike-La (
Feb08 02:28 [1:17] Arggh. I had turned the radio off. No clue if Es were making it here. Nice catches, Mike. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb08 02:27 No blue?/cdEL96 (
Feb08 02:26 That's 936 miles NW of your palce - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 02:24 thanks for info JAW Mike-La (
Feb08 02:24 02:23-thats in response to my 2:20 post BTW :) Mike-La (
Feb08 02:23 02:20-well...maybe not. I'll look at it later Mike-La (
Feb08 02:22 In the zone of NORAD in Cheyenne Mountain - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 02:20 West of Colorado Springs, SW of Pikes Peak - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 02:20 02:15-yeah not sure which city-looks like maybe KILO Colorado Springs Mike-La (
Feb08 02:15 Thats in Colorado - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb08 02:08 94.3 mentioning "donkies on ice"-Cripple Creek chamber of commerce and other Cripple Creek mentions? Mike-La (
Feb08 01:48 1:39 Mike-La should have a better shot at that Houston Low Power DT--4 . I am, still trying to receive their signal when Tropo is up - amfmtvdtbrla, EM40 (
Feb08 01:46 APRS showing nada. Hope it's a map malfunction./cdEL9 (
Feb08 01:40 thats true cd Mike-La (
Feb08 01:39 .....Es in Feb always a rare treat./cd (
Feb08 01:39 HOU: keep checking DT 4 for at least a subdecode./cdEL96 (
Feb08 01:36 01:34-actually that would have been 92.9 the lake Mike-La (
Feb08 01:34 oops lol (
Feb08 01:34 01:29-am thats probably 92.1 the lake-Lake Charles Mike-La (
Feb08 01:33 1:29 I found out if is 92.1 Lake Charles - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb08 01:29 I am receiving Classic Rock on 92.1 FM. Did 92.1 in Houston flip from hip hop to classic rock? - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb08 01:20 Houston FM's starting to Com in on my car radio right now - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb08 01:17 Jim and Jack u guys getting any of this? Mike-La (
Feb08 01:15 ur right am, Pat would be tapping into this Mike-La (
Feb08 01:14 Pat would have been working this E-Skip - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb08 01:10 You lucky guy. Mike-La,, amazing how,skip comes out of nowhere - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb08 01:10 Es 93.3 KTCL Wheat Ridge CO (new) Mike-La (
Feb08 01:02 Es 95.1 KATC Colorado Springs CO (new) Mike-La (
Feb08 00:59 Es 97.3 KBCO-RDS- Boulder CO (new) Mike-La (
Feb08 00:52 Es 96.9 KCCY -RDS- Pueblo CO Mike-La (
Feb08 00:49 Tr 89.3 KSBJ Humble TX (327 mi) Mike-La (
Feb08 00:47 skip gone now-2 rogue catches Mike-La (
Feb08 00:31 00:15-should be Albuqueque NM Mike-La (
Feb08 00:29 Es 88.1 KUYI Hotevilla AZ "Hopi Radio"-1118 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb08 00:15 Es 89.1 KANW -RDS- Albuqueque NW (new) Mike-La (
Feb07 23:59 XHPJ on 106.9 caught me by surprise. I'm used to hearing the Houston and Corpus Christi area classic rock stations. Hearing SS talk after a Deep Purple song was a shock. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb07 23:22 Some Stereorey is on YT, and the one EE XHSRO jingle is exactly the one I caught./cd (
Feb07 23:21 [18:30] I caught XHSRO as Es in 1993 as Stereorey, an EE/SS MOR format with EE jingles./cdEL96 (
Feb07 22:12 [20:39] but as of this recent forcast your right cd not as good for weekend - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb07 21:43 [20:39] cd, That forcast may change between now and Saturday & Sunday - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb07 20:40 That being said, Hepburn's maps for tonight/tomorrow still look okay./cd (
Feb07 20:39 That huge predicted cross-GOM weekend Tropo reminds me now, of a famous movie: Gone with the Wind./cd (
Feb07 20:11 Heard on the news about a tornado or two around New Orleans, working its way toward the FL panhandle. Careful, folks./cdEL96 (
Feb07 18:46 Much weaker now. Some Corpus Christi stations in. Was a nice little surprise & I hope a sign of bigger things to come in the gulf area this week . - Jim-F SATX (
Feb07 18:30 Tr 92.5 XHSRO Monterrey, Mexico, fighting semi-local KRPT, 288 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb07 18:23 Tr 106.1 XHITS Monterrey, Mexico, Hits FM, RDS ID, 290 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb07 18:20 Tr 106.9 XHPJ Monterrey, Mexico, classic rock matching webstream, 290 mi (new!) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb07 18:17 Northern Mexico tropo suddenly in here. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb07 08:47 Tr WPMI-DT-15 Mobile Al (184 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 08:44 Tr WKRG-DT-27 Mobile Al (200mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 08:42 Tr WDPM-DT-23 Mobile Al (213 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 08:42 Tr WDPM-DT-23 Mobile Al (213 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 08:13 Tr 99.7 WOOF Dothan AL (345 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 08:03 Tr 98.5 WFSY Panama City FL (327 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:56 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile, AL (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:51 Tr 92.9 WBLX Mobile, Al (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:36 Tr WSES DT-33 Tuscaloosa Al (306 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:31 disregard post at 06:27 UTC - AMFMTVDTVBRLA em40 (
Feb07 06:29 Tr WMCF-DT-46 Montgomery, Al (314mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:27 [06:22] WNCF is DT-46 not DT-31 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:22 Tr WNCF-DT-31 Montgomery, Al (314mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:21 Tr WIIQ-DT-19 Demopolis, Al (241 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:12 re:22:36 - There is a silver lining (albeit temporary) for me too. I lost 92.9 and 105.5 xlators. EMF has (temporarily) left the building. Wish it was permanent - En35 (
Feb07 06:11 Tr 105.1 WASJ Panama City Beach FL (321 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 05:57 Tr 106.9 WBPT Homewood Al (329 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 05:53 Tr 107.7 WFXX Georgiana, AL (273 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 05:48 I'm pretty confident this station will get eaten by tropo/skip at my home location. Closer to downtown, probably not - En35 (
Feb07 05:17 In my driveway, 92.1 is a combination of this new xlator and one in Albertville, 21 miles to the west. So depending on where I point, I get one or the other - En35 (
Feb07 00:24 [23:44] translators and low power FM stations near or local here is no match for Strong Gulf Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb07 00:01 It had a negative video offset (67.240 MHz) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb07 00:00 Ms - 4 sec. moderate burst - CITO-TV-3 CTV in Hearst, ON, CAN with 7kW, 740 miles, AZ NNW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb06 23:45 Sometimes 103.5 KZTR-LP (local 100w LPFM, five miles away) can be nulled and replaced with KWHT. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 23:44 Tropo is extremely rare to override translators here. The only one that gets clobbered is 100.3 out of Buena about 20 miles away. Local 250w translators 5-6 miles away block any chance of distant stations on 104.5/106.1/106.9. 106.1 used to be KZFN/KBKS before an HD translator, and 106.9 used to be KRWM/KMOK before that translator went on. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 23:28 And... like you Lee, tropo has overridden a couple of the xlators so far. I hope skip does the same. En35 (
Feb06 23:27 I seem to have lost one or two with these new sign offs... for now. I have no idea why 92.9 is vacant but it has been for several weeks. En35 (
Feb06 22:39 Additional silver lining: I LOST a translator!! (Yay!). I'm betting the large religious broadcaster that owns it (not EMF) doesn't even know it's off-air! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb06 22:36 Silver lining: strong tropo or Es can still overpower most of these translators // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb06 22:35 ...not to mention three LPFMs, and 10 IBOC (sigh!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb06 22:33 [21:04] I feel your pain Justin. Fifteen translators and counting here (including 5 in a row from 102.5-103.3) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb06 21:50 No chance for Es unless it's 2x... and Glasgow is as cold! And desolate. Great place to put up nice big antennas. ;) > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 21:10 20:46 Better yet move to the Alaskan bush - Jerry (
Feb06 21:04 I dont mind getting new stations on FM in February, but I wish they werent in my backyard - En35 (
Feb06 21:03 95.7 is also very weak due to low HAAT. I can probably swing the antenna west and not even hear it - En35 (
Feb06 21:03 I have to remind myself how bad it was in Salt Lake City, but there were no AM-translators at that time. SLC also had a lot of IBOC - En35 (
Feb06 21:02 The good news is, at least two of them are off air right now. 92.9 and 105.5. Both owned by EMF. 92.1 is relatively directional. I might be able to get around it. It actually comes from St. Paul not Minneapolis - En35 (
Feb06 20:47 I'm thankful that one translator is off the air entirely now, and that three local AMs have not considered translators. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 20:46 Justin - You can always move to Glasgow, Montana! KLAN-93.5 and two translators. That's IT! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 20:33 how about that super bowl? did you guys listen on radio? David in Hendersonville (
Feb06 20:30 en35 i am sorry. Xlators are a pain in the rear. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb06 20:22 AND ANOTHER. I lost 92.1 to an xlator for WDGY from downtown Minneapolis. Son of a... en35 (
Feb06 19:30 So likely not similar to other 2x and 3X Es where you hear it swapping with stations on first or second hop de AC7XP (
Feb06 19:28 First hop would be in to unpopulated area and second hop would be in middle of ocean de AC7XP (
Feb06 19:19 K239CJ 95.7 - came from Des Moines, IA to here - En35 (
Feb06 19:18 There is no directly correlating amateur radio spot...but given activity on that date on similar paths it is within the realm of possible de AC7XP (
Feb06 19:18 Lost another DX frequency to an AM revitalization translator. Ugh. 95.7 is now // 1470 and 1400 in Minneapolis. - En35 (
Feb06 19:17 Looking at amateur radio DX spots on 5/5/11 that FM path to Ireland is possible de AC7XP (
Feb06 17:04 Yeah sorry Lee. I knew I shouldn't have posted that..../cdEL96 (
Feb06 15:11 [13:32] wow, thanks just made me question Every. Single. Catch. I've ever made! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb06 14:45 Tr 100.1 KKWK Cameron, MO to em28 (
Feb06 14:45 Tr 95.5 KWEN Tulsa, OK strong on car radio. Jon Lawrence, KS em28 (
Feb06 14:39 Tr Also 93.9 KZRD Dodge City KS (245 mi) and 98.3 KQKQ Kiowa KS (162 mi). All relogs. Doug/central OK (
Feb06 14:36 Tr 97.9 KODM (362 mi) and 99.1 KHLX (355 mi) both Odessa TX. And 100.7 KULL Abilene Tx (239 mi). Doug/central OK (
Feb06 13:38 The 1 pro title they had was not even legit IMO (Braves in shortened 1995 strike season)./cd (
Feb06 13:35 [06:34] The city of Atlanta just can't catch a break with pro championships. You'd think especially with a 28-3 lead...etc/cd (
Feb06 13:32 Then (especially in the Internet age), we could NEVER prove if we ever had DX./cd (
Feb06 13:32 ....using the same frequency as the existing station's one?/cd (
Feb06 13:31 Has anyone ever thought to themselves, What if a pirate decided to broadcast a Web feed of an existing station...>>>/cd (
Feb06 13:29 The uploader is Peter Atkinson in WI./cdEL96 (
Feb06 09:31 [06:49] True or not, it was obviously skip. Who was the DX'er?--Frank M. (
Feb06 09:05 Tr 90.5 KLVW Odessa, TX, K-LOVE, 280 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb06 08:51 Tr 99.1 KHKX Odessa, TX, Kicks 99.1 Genuine Country ID, 278 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb06 08:33 Tr 91.1 XHMZI, Múzquiz, Mexico, Capital Máxima, station ID, 217 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb06 08:19 Tr 99.9 KBAT, Monahans, TX, classic rock, station ID, 278 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb06 08:15 Tr 97.9 KODM Odessa, TX, Lite FM, stream match, 266 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb06 08:14 Getting tropo from west TX now. Not a real common occurrence. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb06 06:49 [06:46] OOPS distance is @ 3565 miles - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 06:46 [22:07] I am speechless on that one as well. If this DX reception is true, distance is @ 5738 miles. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 06:34 [05:17] I am speechless NFL teams with such three-score leads heading into the fourth quarter were 93-0 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 05:18 I had a good sleep,'and watched it on delay. Un. Be. Lievable./cd (
Feb06 05:17 Was there a football game tonight? /cdEL96 (
Feb06 00:33 bryce i just ordered the one with AC and not USB. great prices of the items you reamieded. thanks for the input. David in Hendersonville (
Feb06 00:31 Byrce i just ordered those amazon speakers with AC and not USB plug. good price on both items. thanks for the input (
Feb06 00:03 for the speaker AC or USB? i am about to order it. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 23:57 and converter - K4NBF (
Feb05 23:57 David, for a while I just used standard amplified computer speakers with a 3.5 to RCA converter, something like this - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb05 23:30 forgot to sign again. David in Hendersonville (
Feb05 23:29 the plug to my speakers that I have to my Sony XDRF1HD is broken. what are some good new speakers for this rig? I am in the market for new ones. (
Feb05 23:24 [22:02] yeah, the Tropo & E-Skip won't wait and stay around either - amfmtvdtbrla. EM40 (
Feb05 23:22 [22:02] yeah, the Tropo & E-Skip won't wait and say around either - amfmtvdtbrla. EM40 (
Feb05 23:19 [22:02] yeah,the reL (
Feb05 22:52 WBKR is my farest catch on FM so far this year ( starting Jan 1st ) with 102 miles. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 22:50 Tr 92.5 WBKR Owensboro KY weak with ID then weather report mentioning Owensboro no sign on 92.5 transester station David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 22:47 Just checked 100.3 and its dead air. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 22:07 Now--who would like to take a stab at explaining this one?/cdEL96-> (
Feb05 22:07 David in Hendersonville, if you're still around check out 100.3 translator... which picks up 92.5 over the air and is transmitting 92.5 WBKR right now since 92.5 is off- K4NBF (
Feb05 22:06 haha, that's a great story Frank! And yeah, sound logic...state name in a TOH seems extremely rare I remember hearing Casey Kasem doing his "great stations" every week! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb05 22:04 [20:46] The WORZ program was Carolinas beach music, originating from that SC LP; it's not a 24 hour format. What I heard I think was at the :30./cd (
Feb05 22:02 Last I heard, Frank, that was the case; but doggone if I am gonna hang around waiting for it./cdEL96 (
Feb05 20:48 For example, isn't the law in Canada that a station is required to give some kind of "legal ID" only ONE time per day?--Frank M. (
Feb05 20:47 [19:46/Lee-VA] Bermuda/1280 is subject to whatever laws Bermuda (or UK) has for Station ID's. I'm not sure any hourly ID is required--Frank M. (
Feb05 20:46 But, cd, that situation with your 107.9 is indeed rather bizarre--Frank M. (
Feb05 20:45 I can probably count on one hand how many stations I've heard put the STATE in any of their ID's in the past 20 years, though it was COMMON 40-50 years ago--Frank M. (
Feb05 20:43 Pretty sure it was indeed somebody with a syndicated show. Who knows, it might have been a Texas or New England or elsewhere station...or Tropo Scatter--Frank M. (
Feb05 20:42 and, (2) I realized it was probably one of those shows (as I say, maybe AT40) announcing the show can be "heard on great stations such as KZAM..." (
Feb05 20:41 I didn't count it, via this logic: (1) They would surely NEVER ID as "KZAM in Bellevue, Washington" - they'd say something like "KZAM Bellevue-Seattle"... (
Feb05 20:40 ...a brief fade-in which said "KZAM in Bellevue, Washington"...and they were on 92.5 with those calls at the time. (
Feb05 20:39 ...that frequency was an excellent bellwether for an oncoming Es opening. (WKXQ Rushville was still on 96.7...) I think it was American Top 40, but I heard... (
Feb05 20:37 [19:47] Not sure how many years ago, probably at least 1989 or earlier, I remember sitting on 92.5 driving around town, way back when... (
Feb05 19:49 Haha, wow cd..that would be frustrating! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb05 19:47 And honestly, I never actually thought I was hearing Oregon...been waiting for K-Love to take over this frequency for months, so I knew it was local // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb05 19:46 Get this: 107.9 WORZ-LP Key Largo (Ocean Reef Club) relays a program from another -LP in SC---on 107.9! Was I disappointed./cd (
Feb05 19:46 Ha! How do they get away with that? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb05 19:45 Don't be sad. AM 1280 in Bermuda, a BBN, ID's on TOH as Waynesboro/Charlotte./cdEL96 (
Feb05 19:42 Apparently they don’t have their new TOH ID ready, so I guess KLOV-FM is the default in their automated system? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb05 19:42 Sadly it’s just K-Love on a new local frequency (WZEZ Goochland, VA…34 miles). (
Feb05 19:42 Which is 2,423 miles from me! (
Feb05 19:41 Just heard crystal clear TOH ID for KLOV-FM Winchester OR... (
Feb05 19:41 Just heard crystal clear TOH ID for KLOV-FM Winchester OR... (
Feb05 19:41 Wow…I just endured the biggest endured fake-out of my brief DX career... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb05 19:25 (Analog, that is....had WACP NJ shortly after its debut a few years back/cd) (
Feb05 19:24 Yes, but all that way I've managed is 1510 mile 1 hop of the former 4 QC City (confirmed on WTFDA)/cdEL96 (
Feb05 18:58 cd: CJCB-4 could be a 2x Es target - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 18:56 checked 92.5 no dice here in Hendersonville Bryce. Noting on the freq. then again i am using a whip for an antenna. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 18:56 It is pretty weak. There was a 92.5 translator near Murfreesboro that has moved to 92.3 so freq wide open in that direction - K4NBF (
Feb05 18:53 Nice Catch Bryce! i am off to check too! SC is most wanted around here David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 18:51 Tr 92.5 WESC Greenville, SC (235.43 mi, 100 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb05 18:46 [18:28] looks good, and stronger Tropo each day. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb05 18:45 cd: I concur with your statement too. It's odd. I will have to ask him if they reduced power from 180kW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 18:43 just picked up 106.3 WOVO Horse Cave KY at 66 miles away w/ ad for WKU Basketball. a noted pest here David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 18:41 GW 104.9 W285FB in Bellevue TN airing Jazz music was able to null the christian station on that Freq to get it NEW! David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 18:38 If Sydney 4 is still superpower 180 kW, the Ms decodes should be raining down, especially come the showers, JAW!/cdEL96 (
Feb05 18:37 forgot again to sign... David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 18:37 I just noticed that the 92.5 transterser was off! how lucky can you get!!!!!!!!! (
Feb05 18:34 Link./cd---> (
Feb05 18:33 Just saw it, and hope you're (Hepburn's) right!/cdEL96---< (
Feb05 18:33 Ms - 1 sec. burst at 12:52:41 am EST from CJCB-4 (zero offset), 843 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 18:29 "The Sydney transmitter is still broadcasting. No plans to shut it down" - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 18:28 Next weekend tropo forecast in Gulf / Southeast looks promising - K4NBF (
Feb05 18:27 I just received an e-mail from the Engineering Manager of CJCB-4, CTV Atlantic in Sydney, N.S., Canada - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 18:23 Funny, speaking of the 92.5 translator, it's off the air right now. They must have heard our complaints ;-) - Bryce K4NBF (
Feb05 18:10 I miss 92.5 too! and 94.9 too! i used to get the evansville area country station on 92.5 often before the pest signed on. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 17:32 Nice - I miss 92.5 and 93.3, good Es frequencies for many years. And 94.9, although that's been toast for a few years now - K4NBF (
Feb05 17:14 Bryce I can still Null the 93.3 classic hits transters. just move my whip antenna and i get bowling green still. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 17:11 My wife and I are working a flea market today, so LI on delay may be mandatory. I'll be bushed./cd (
Feb05 17:05 I remember when ppl actually cared about the Game itself.... I guess I'm outta the loop./cd (
Feb05 17:04 Not to mention shocking commercials./cd (
Feb05 17:03 I have no interest in butchered Star Spangled Banners & shock-the-audience halftime shows./cdEL96 (
Feb05 16:39 CD i would too! Planning on watching the game but if tropo shows up.... the super bowl can forget it.David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 16:11 Currently Tr Tampa to Biloxi. Would gladly watch the Big Game on delay, if the blob comes down my way./cdEL96 (
Feb05 16:08 There are only 100 freqs available in N America. A limit has to be reached sometime!/cdEL96 (
Feb05 16:04 I hope so. Way too many of them. Saw a CP for one on 107.1 David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 15:55 Good (?) news is that there are so many translators now, it's going to be hard to fit any more on the band. We might lose 99.1, otherwise I think situation won't go too much further downhill - K4NBF (
Feb05 15:53 Yes, I heard the new translator. Also sent a complaint to Lightning 100 because it bleeds over onto their station in some areas on car radio - K4NBF (
Feb05 15:48 Yup... and they say Severe weather on tuesday. btw did you see the new transteser on 100.3 i think 105.9 has too many of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (
Feb05 15:42 Looks like we might have a shot for a little tropo later this week. Warm days in the winter have yielded some of my biggest openings like this - K4NBF (
Feb05 15:41 I have a sony XDR f1 HD with HDTV rabbits ears antenna that needs a new speaker. and a saugan ats-909X with whip David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 15:39 and Bryce last night and today was my first FM dxing days of 2017 def a dull start for me here David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 15:39 and Bryce last night and today was my first FM dxing days of 2017 def a dull start for me here David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 15:37 My primary rig is a Sony XDR-F1HD, also use an ELAD FDM-S2 SDR for RDS and larger openings... attached to a couple yagi antennas. You? - Bryce K4NBF (
Feb05 15:34 forgot to sign my name lol David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 15:33 Thanks Bryce. i am on the ABDX mailing list too. just started to use this thing . what kind of receivers you have? (
Feb05 15:27 David, good to see you on here. Underwhelming fall/winter tropo so far... I'm just to your south in Hermitage - Bryce K4NBF (
Feb05 15:22 Jim i did get Houston Via tropo a few years ago on FM. a highlight for me. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 15:20 Jim, you must be having a good morning at the dials so far today is been Glasgow KY and Cookeville TN Im about 20 miles from Nashville in TN David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 15:13 Thanks, David. Mexico stations are somewhat common here when tropo is decent. The tropo is unstable this morning. Am hearing some typical Corpus Christi & Houston stations, but not a lot. Also, lots of fading on most that are in. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb05 14:57 98.5 WKSW Cookeville TN 60 miles away is in strong this morning per usual. but other then that dead band here David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 14:55 Nice catch Jim-F do you get Mexico offen? David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb05 14:35 Tr 106.1 XHITS, Monterrey, NL, Hits FM, in strong, RDS ID, 290 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb05 00:50 Oh I thought u meant Coral Reef CLUB offa Card Sound Road, up the way from Valois. Actually I mean Ocean Reef Club./cdEL96 (
Feb04 23:33 John Pennekamp Coral Reef is a State Park. Once in drive a short distance to the east to Far Beach - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 22:14 Not a member of Coral Reef---they won't allow me in./cd (
Feb04 22:13 Thread---get headphones/cd----> (
Feb04 22:11 Also, Valois (va-LOY) Blvd off Card Sound Rd. is good for Bahamas FM/cd (
Feb04 22:11 Actually there is a new park carved out---MM 104.6 on US 1, Rowell's Park. Closes sunset./cdEL96 (
Feb04 22:04 Have you tried from Coral Reef Park in Largo Sound? That looks like a decent spot to relax - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 21:50 Sorry JAW but even tho I do AM DX, if I go to the Keys beyond Key Largo, I get distracted./cdEL96 (
Feb04 21:47 That should have been Boot Key - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 21:46 If your going down there, try to get a null on the 1000 khz AM curly jammer. Make a stop in Marathon, turn left on 20th st (rt 931) and head south past the draw bridge onto Book Key, then park on the southern shore. Excellent spot for AM-DX - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 20:02 I might be going to Flamingo (south end of Everglades Park, 90 mile drive) next Sat./cdEL96 (
Feb04 19:42 [19:16] I hear you cd. that works for me too :) looks like it gets better each day. hope it is stronger into the weakend - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 19:16 Better on weekends, where I don't arrive at work with eyes half closed./cd (
Feb04 19:16 I can deal. :) /cdEL96 (
Feb04 19:11 cd, we may be in for another wild ride DX wise this coming Friday via Hepburn Maps - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 19:06 Oh yeah...Christina Aguilera..../cd (
Feb04 19:02 The thread./cdEL96--->! (
Feb04 19:01 why is there lots of Meteor Scatter activity the last few days? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 18:50 I think he mentioned trying to explain the rules to his kids./cd (
Feb04 18:49 ...I related to him that he was witness to the one most watched individual TV program (up to that time) in US history./cd (
Feb04 18:48 Yeah, he watched a Super Bowl (Green Bay was in it I think) via WFTX....->>>/cdEL96 (
Feb04 18:47 [18:39] There is a way to get SDR's like the AirSpy and others to decode the ATSC signal. I think they should be able to decode DTMB & ISDB-T & other standards as well - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 18:42 [18:38] yeah I forgot about him cd. I wish he would start reporting DX from Havana again - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 18:40 He lives in the same city as yours truly. We may meet eventually, as I wanna get into SDR DXn./cdEL96 (
Feb04 18:39 OTOH, Cuba adopting the rare DTMB digital standard won't help./cd (
Feb04 18:39 This guy on Youtube does a lot of DXing - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 18:38 am...there used to be a member of WTFDA living in Havana; and he had access to ATSC and reported a bit./cdEL96 (
Feb04 18:35 Cuba Analog TV Bandscan on YouTube. Look at all the channels - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 18:27 so they put all these stations on all the open TV channel frequencies to block any stations coming in via Tropo or Es - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 18:24 [14:18] here is my take on why Cuba has Stations on all the TV channel frequencies on analog. The Goverment did not want the Cuban citizens watching TV from the United States - amfmrvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 18:24 (Almost did it again)---Es lines from PR to VEN and N Brazil./cd (
Feb04 18:24 (Almost did it again)---Es lines from PR to VEN and N Brazil./cd (
Feb04 18:16 Green MonSter./cd (
Feb04 18:15 Ms of course.... I've caught only one FM outside of the US, La X 102.1 Dom Rep./cd (
Feb04 18:14 I cannot remember my last AMs catch, as my hard drive gave up the ghost./cd (
Feb04 18:13 ....much to the dismay of those who purchased elaborate, umm, "HDTV antennas" which don't cover 2-6./cd (
Feb04 18:12 JAW, it will be a while, but you may have to wait until the repacking arrives--THEN there'll be boo-koo 2-6's./cdEL96 (
Feb04 17:35 This is how I feel today attempting to get just one Ms hit on the HDHomeRun STB on VHF-Low band - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 17:23 [13:53] They have been authorized to move up to UHF Ch. 14 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 14:21 [06:01] Best from the northern US, right? ;) /cd (
Feb04 14:18 And now..../cdEL96--> (
Feb04 13:53 Is ch 4 Sydney NS still on? Was superpower 180 kW; oughta be a frequent Ms catch for JAW./cdEL96 (
Feb04 13:06 Ms - 19 sec. fair quality simutaneous bursts at 8:00:07 am EST: CICI & CHRO TV-5.- - Ms starting to ease up - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 12:38 I've been seeing people reporting, including a great catch of PEI on Channel 5--Frank M. (
Feb04 12:37 [03:48] I don't think we are...but, why NOT do it anyway?--Frank M. (
Feb04 12:30 It is similar to this routine - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 12:03 The below statement is in regards to Ms STB reception - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 12:00 with the antenna sitting on top of the shed roof at 9' above ground level pointed north - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 11:58 This shows how difficult it is to get a fair-to-moderate VHF-Low band digital signal riding at -70 dBm to lock-on to a stb - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 11:50 No Ms detection on the HHR stb on Ch-5 after adding a 10db preamp - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 11:48 Ms - 24 sec. fair-good quality simutaneous bursts at 6:39:15 am EST: CICI TV-5 (z offset) CTV Sudbury, ONT 100 kW 496 miles & CHRO TV-5 (+ offset) CTV-Two 100kW 369 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 10:20 No Ms detection on the HHR stb on Ch-5 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 10:16 Ms - 3 sec. fair-moderate quality burst at 5:02:09 am EST with three simultaneous stations: CIII-TV-2 (+ offset) Global Bancroft, ON; CICI TV-5 (z offset) CTV Sudbury, ON; CHRO TV-5 (+ offset) CTV-Two Pembroke, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 07:53 Ms - 8 sec. moderate quality burst - CICI-TV (Ch-5 z offset) Sudbury, ON, CTV, Northern Ontario, 100kW, 496 miles - No Ms detection on HHR stb - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 06:01 [03:48] Yes, the a-Centaurids peak on Feb 8 @ 0030 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 05:16 Ms - 4 sec. burst simultaneously CH 2 + CH 5 + offsets at 12:01:02 am EST. No Ms detection on the HHR stb - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb04 03:50 More in the north I mean./cd (
Feb04 03:50 All I know is that unlike the southern US, many more "blue lines" (Ms) show on DXMaps./cd (
Feb04 03:48 But then again, are we even having a meteor shower at this time?/cdEL96 (
Feb04 03:16 Got Channel 5 set up NOW. Antenna pointed approximately at Roanoke. Good compromise between WCYB AND WDTV--Frank M. (
Feb04 03:11 I should have also been doing this on 2, for Thunder Bay (but forget 4, same direction as WHBF)--Frank M. (
Feb04 03:10 Why have I not thought to point an antenna overnight at WCYB-5 and hope I see a latent decode later? As a bonus I could end up with WDTV instead--Frank M. (
Feb04 02:15 I could also throw in WMC TN, WTVF TN, and WCYB VA (transmitter in TN!!)./cd (
Feb04 02:14 On DT 5 I think of at least three: WLMB OH, WGVK MI, WIWN WI./cdEL96 (
Feb03 22:13 Tuned HHR stb up to Ch-5 until another Ms hit arrives - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 22:06 I dunno too many DT 2's in Ms range from you, JAW/cdEL96 (
Feb03 22:06 I need a blazing fireball for that HDHomeRun to give me good quality symbol rates - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 22:03 Negative detection of any DTV-2 on that 3 sec. Ms on the HDHomeRun STB - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 21:53 Time: 4:42:46 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 21:50 Ms - 3 sec. burst simultaneously on 55.260 CH 2 + offset & 77.260 MHz CH 5 + offset - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 19:14 I ask people who use that phrase whether they know what it means. ,,, Mike (
Feb03 19:06 I tell ppl that I like to say "vis-a-vis"; makes me sound intelligent./cd (
Feb03 19:06 The FCC upped the maximum power from 200 to 1000kW, at the behest of lowbanders, but the horizon was still in the way. The power increase only added about the 5km range, but those megawatt DTVs tear up weaker stations when trop is in. N8NU (
Feb03 19:05 I told someone in Europe how co-channel DTVs are in much shorter spacing, vis-a-vis analog./cdEL96 (
Feb03 19:02 Multipath issues have caused more misery than weak signals NU (
Feb03 19:01 [10:09] *HALF* The range?!? Not that bad, more like 4/5ths. Largely from lowband stations that shifted to UHF when going digital. N8NU (
Feb03 15:37 You mean, like this?? (Important to read Barry's comment at bottom too)/cdEL96--> (
Feb03 15:26 Yep, loaded for those Mounted Canadian Bears in Ontario- KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 15:25 Yes - WBHF-4 is about 800 miles west, good for Ms - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 15:25 WRDQ 27 Orlando had very few decodes the other night; ah, if that maintenance were only on Jan 25./cd (
Feb03 15:23 Saw a red line south FL to DR, but nada. Also, WXEL and WFLX remained on air last night after 3 nights maintenance./cd (
Feb03 15:22 Saw a red (
Feb03 15:22 So, you're already loaded for bear./cd (
Feb03 15:18 cd: I have my HDHomeRun digital tuner plus the analog CRT TV on for Ms - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 15:14 WHBF 4 IL would be optimum Ms distance for you, no?/cd (
Feb03 15:13 JAW: much Ms as comes your way, if I were you, alI would really try for DTV decodes/subdecodes./cdEL96 (
Feb03 15:08 Time: 10:01:42 am EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 15:06 Ms - 1 sec. burst - CICI-TV (Ch-5-z offset) Sudbury, ON, CTV, Northern Ontario, 100kW, 496 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 14:56 Ms - 2 sec. burst @ 9:35:48 am EST - Analog TV-2 55.240 MHz (- Offset), CHBX, CTV Network, Sault Ste Marie, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 14:17 Now, if we could just lose CFQC1-3 before the sunset deadline and open that channel up--Frank M. (
Feb03 14:15 Out West in Canada, that is. (Basically, if I get ANY audio, it's something I need.) (
Feb03 14:14 It's pretty goofy that EVERYTHING out West that I need is on 4+ (except CH2013 but forget that anyway haha)--Frank M. (
Feb03 14:13 [23:31/23:36] BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Now I know where I'll keep my antenna and ICOM this skip season - pointed on Channel 4+ to the Northwest--Frank M. (
Feb03 12:56 Time was 7:30:23 + 7:50:41 am EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 12:53 Ms - 3 sec. burst: Same analog station below - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 12:49 Ms - <1 sec. burst: CKCW-TV-2 (Ch 5 with + offset) in St. Edward, Prince Edward Island (PEI), CTV Atlantic with 1.1kW, distance of 697 miles, azimuth NE - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 10:15 And that is sad too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 10:14 And I am sure not many First Nation tribes in remote communites could - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 10:13 The only option for them was satellite services, if they could afford it -KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 10:09 The digital transition has it's good and bad point. Good being a higher quality standard. Bad with reduced range, half that of analog which effected a large population that lived in fringe, remote area during the analog days. Now they have lost all access to OTA TV - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 09:54 Newfoundland & Labrador provinces also have zero high-powered low-band VHF analogs - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 06:14 Analog VHF getting very quiet. Sad. Ten years ago ALL analog was still on the air in the US and Canada. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb03 03:36 Corr. time : 10:25:22 pm EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 03:34 Ms - 4 sec. burst on analog TV-6 83.260 (+ offset) at 6:02:21 am EST; CTV Atlantic, CJCB-TV-1 Inverness, NS @ 790 miles NE - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 01:48 cd: I have contacts in Ottawa - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 01:43 (Cont) from the WTFDA Canadian Analog TV 2016 list - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 01:40 So you can scratch off CKRN-TV-3 (Ch 3 with z offset) SRC and CFER-TV-2 (Ch 5 with + offset) TVA - KA3JAW FN20jqfrom the list - (
Feb03 01:38 So, JAW, is there a truly up-to-date site on Canadian analog that we can consult?/cdEL96 (
Feb03 01:32 Yakama: No analog VHF-low TV in Quebec exist either - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 01:03 if you would like my Es log please contact me at (
Feb03 01:01 we have till mid february then our Es drops off considerably SWL VK5 PF95 (
Feb03 00:56 have a look at , register and enjoy Southern hemisphere Es SWL VK5 Grid PF95 (
Feb02 23:56 I had CKND TV-2 via Es double-hop in 2010 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb02 23:36 There are no longer any analog VHF-low band TV stations in Manitoba, CAN - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb02 23:31 Yakama: Analog Ch-4 CTV CKYB in Brandon, MB went up to UHF Ch. 50. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb02 22:52 I have seen a lotta Australia to NZ Es lines on DXMaps last month....not sure about Feb./cd (
Feb02 22:51 Re S Hemisphere, not sure how many DXers are out there. That + I saw on Web that only 10% of the world's pop. live south of the equator./cdEL96 (
Feb02 22:09 Was able to take a break at work & go out to a courtyard with my little Insignia There's tropo to Corpus Christi & Austin but no Es here. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb02 21:56 I believe I've read that Es is rare in the Southern hemisphere, it happens a little in Eastern Australia and NZ, less common in South America, and almost unheard of in South Africa N8NU (
Feb02 21:22 Doggone it---red---sorry./cd (
Feb02 21:22 Es in Feb is always a special treat, unless you're in the Southern Hemisphere. And even then, it's like our August, where Es drops off considerably./cdEL96 (
Feb02 21:02 According to the list, Es ended at 1930 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb02 20:15 I'll check in a few minutes from here as I'm almost done at work..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb02 19:38 Second branch developed from south-central TX to north-west SC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb02 19:27 Es Alert: From south-central TX to GA/FL border - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb02 07:03 [2106] Thunder Bay is long 1x Es. About 1,455 mi. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb02 06:03 Tr DT 27 WRDQ FL, "Extra" program. Short decodes./cd (
Feb02 05:21 WRDQ would be a relog, but welcome during the doldrums./cd (
Feb02 05:20 Yet, just a subdecode of 27, assumed WRDQ. If only this were last week!/cd (
Feb02 05:19 Three nights in a row now, West Palm Beach RF 27 and 28 are off. Caught WXEL going poof at midnight./cd (
Feb02 03:20 I was blessed to catch a decode twice of WPVI 6 (although no actual picture) through my LPTV Almavision here./cdEL96 (
Feb02 02:05 CKCK-2 DT6 is 719 miles. CFQC-2 DT6 is 696 miles. Both require high 107.9+ MUF. OTOH, KWNB-6 NE is 1040 miles while KBSD-6 KS is 1210 miles. Probably easier to catch. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb02 01:44 Though once, a few years ago, both of us (me, K1MOD) *almost* got enough of KWNB-6 for a decode, but didn't happen--Frank M. (
Feb02 01:39 Also, though a lot of DTV-6's, the closest one is so far I've never ID'ed one via TROPO, so that's not going to interfere--Frank M. (
Feb02 01:32 *GOOD* targets from here. Distance is almost perfect--Frank M. (
Feb02 01:31 Those Sask. channel 6's are (
Feb02 01:31 [01:05] Yes. I consider a sub-video (decoded PSIP) to be equivalent to an old analog situation where a Channel 6 is never specifically ID'ed but there's three ads for places in San Angelo--Frank M. (
Feb02 01:05 When Es is blazing to SD IA NE etc I should be frequently checking DT 2-6 for Es. I'll even take subdecode PSIP > Yakima CN96 (
Feb02 01:04 Glad the two ch 6s are in DTV on same channel however - two new DTV 6 targets in addition to KBSD and KWNB > Yakima CN96 (
Feb02 01:02 So both ch 6's are gone in analog. Well I guess my DX begins at 88.1 this year. UNLESS I can get a DTV converter box and possibly an indoor antenna mounted in my bedroom beaming east. Then leaving it on ch 2 all day. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb01 23:29 Es Alert: See below - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 23:27 Coastal LA, MS DXers might get linked up to that Es in FL,DR,PR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 23:04 Oh no! Es to DR/PR again from south FL, MUF in 60s. And stuck here at the workplace again. :) Fred??/cdEL96 (
Feb01 22:20 [21:33] CFTF-DT-4 translator is 2.7kW at HATT 406 ft. That is one lucky KY DXer - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 22:14 CHRO is still on that list I linked. We need an update./cd (
Feb01 22:13 I didn't get as good a reception from CIII2 in 2016 as I thought I would. I wonder if they reduced power./cdEL96 (
Feb01 22:07 The good news is ch 2 CIII Global in Bancroft remains analog - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 22:05 For Ontario, analog ch 5 CHRO CTV-2 in Pembroke went up to ch 7 digital - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 21:40 JAW: there are also boo-koo DT 5's around the Great Lakes. Won't name 'em here./cdEL96 (
Feb01 21:34 I believe I *did* have a quick subdecode on 3 (WBRA gotta be) during a meteor shower once./cd (
Feb01 21:33 CFTF is what I meant. It was caught as Es in KY a year or two ago./cdEL96 (
Feb01 21:31 cd: There is a French digital station with call sign of CFTF-4 in Forestville that airs the 'V' network - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 21:11 Yakama CN96: Also found out that analog ch 6 CTV CKCK-2 Willow Bunch went digital on same ch - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 21:07 I think there is also CITF (?) in QC on 4./cd (
Feb01 21:07 DT 2 & 4./cd (
Feb01 21:06 Thunder Bay ON may be too far, but I know they have both DT 2 (
Feb01 21:06 JAW: It's not impossible to maybe catch Ms via DTV. There ought to be a few lowband in both US and Canada possible (WHBF 4 IL e.g.)/cdEL96 (
Feb01 21:03 Yakama CN96: CTV CFQC-2 North Battleford moved to digital on their same analog ch 6 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 21:00 Yakama CN96: went digital on ch 13. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 20:58 Yakama CN96: IND. CITY CHAT TV-6 analog 58kW Medicine Hat, AB going digital on UHF ch 36; translator CHAT-TV-1 analog ch 4 with 4.9kW out of Pivot - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 20:58 [1113] Thanks, what about CFQC-2 North Battleford? That is needed. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb01 14:20 "fd"'is another smartie phone issue./C D (
Feb01 14:20 And that is possibly why R Cd da la Habana moved from 94.9 to 94.7 & a Taino was also added to 94.7./fd (
Feb01 14:19 To keep it FM, Marti briefly used FM (possibly from airplanes) about 6 years ago on 94.7...>>>/fd (
Feb01 14:17 Here is what we're talking about./cd---> (
Feb01 14:14 No. Marti has never used 1000, but with that new wobble jammer, I see why you would ask./cdEL96 (
Feb01 13:55 cd: Can your hear Radio Marti on AM 1000 khz from your place? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 13:50 Sagan? (See below) DX of billions and billions of miles would be nice. (Sagan = ATM)/cd (
Feb01 13:48 Sagan a Tampa-Mississippi blob, hmmph!/cd (
Feb01 13:37 ...oh yeah maybe also WKRG 27 Mobile AL, but with Orlando's WRDQ it'd be iffy./cd (
Feb01 13:36 ....Had this happened the a week ago, I'd be sure to see WGFL RF 28 "CBS4" High Springs FL./cd (
Feb01 13:35 [05:51] Not where I would like....maybe late tonight the 27 and 28 will have more "maintenance "...>>>/cdEL96 (
Feb01 11:44 Corr. to distance, it is 573 miles in a NE azimuth - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 11:38 Well that must have been CJCH-TV-6 translator for CTV in Caledonia, N.S., CAN, 100kW at 258 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 11:18 Ms - 1 sec. burst on analog TV-6 83.260 (+ offset) at 6:02:21 am EST- KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 11:13 Yakama: Analog CKCK channel 6 translator (- offset) at Willow Bunch, SK was shut down - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb01 07:47 OH WAIT...the spreadsheet links I guess, right? Jumped to the links below those right away--Frank (
Feb01 07:46 "it's" = W9WI database--Frank M. (
Feb01 07:45 But, again, it's horribly out of date, with ALL the Mexicans still on it, many of the "gone" Canadians, etc.--Frank M. (
Feb01 07:43 [00:48] Not sure which link you mean; only the W9WI one seems to be a directory. (I HAVE used that sometimes, but I guess indeed the outdated Hepburn map is the only existing map.)--Frank M. (
Feb01 07:40 Chanks cd, that Canadian list will be very helpful. Always a question whether to leave Ant. at 60 degrees (for PEI on 5) or 300 degrees (on Ch. 2 or 4)--Frank M. (
Feb01 07:36 [01:55] Oh yeah, I definitely have those. In fact, CFQC-1 has always been considered a MEGA-pest here. Always hoped they could have gone off with so many of the others--Frank M. (
Feb01 05:51 [05:39] cd, any Tropo in your location ? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 05:42 The blob is like Winter Haven FL area to Atlanta./cd (
Feb01 05:39 For the 2nd night in a row, RF 27 & 28 (W Palm Beach) are off, but I am just outta the APRS red blob./cdEL96 (
Feb01 01:59 Minor G1 warning in effect - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb01 01:56 Planetary K Index at high k4 - amfmtvdtvbrla. Em40 (
Feb01 01:55 Frank - I don't believe you have either ch 6 Saskatchewan, or CFQC-TV1 on 3 in your logs? Believe you might have CHAT-TV. The Pivot AB translator was logged by William Hepburn a few years ago (1500+ mi from Ontario) > Yakima CN96 (
Feb01 01:49 Strong Aurora in progress in Canada right now. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb01 00:48 [23:05] Have you tried the list I posted down below in the links section for US TV? Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan31 23:53 Last I heard, WKOB-LD was still on, despite KJWP DE. They applied for RF 42 but may have withdrawn./cd (
Jan31 23:52 Last updated 2016/cdEL96: (
Jan31 23:47 They have a translator CHAT-TV-1 on analog 4 with 4.9kW out of Pivot - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 23:46 Yakama: There is also an IND. CHAT TV-6 analog 58kW Medicine Hat, AB - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 23:05 So, I have no clue where to go to even get a reliable up to date list of Canadians. This season will be my last shot (likely in all respects).--Frank M. (
Jan31 23:04 w9wi database still lists WKOB-LD, too...and some full power Mexicans (even XEW-2)--Frank M. (
Jan31 23:00 I have tended to see some incredible years-long lags in the w9wi database as well. Just need something current...somewhere?--Frank M. (
Jan31 23:00 Yakima: As far as I am aware both are still in operation - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 22:59 As well as showing WKOB-LD (Channel 2) New York City, which has been gone for years, etc - Frank M. (
Jan31 22:57 In fact, is there any updated map of lowband at all? The one on Hepburn site is years out of date, still showing all the Mexicans--Frank M. (
Jan31 22:47 Willow Bunch, excuse me. Central Sask. near Montana border > Yakima CN96 (
Jan31 22:45 Anyone know if the two Ch 6 analog's in SK are still on? CFQC-TV-2 North Battleford and CKCK-TV-2 Willow Branch. Probably my last chance at Canadian TV DX. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan31 22:25 Seeing some 10M activity the last 3 hours. Not sure why. de ka5dwi dm34¢er=US&last=14&call=&maptype=G3&geo=&zoom=1 (
Jan31 20:57 Funny, ain't it..../cd (
Jan31 20:57 Crud. You're right. "Comedy" is smartphone's default setting and I always need to change it./cdEL96 (
Jan31 20:31 Their music might be categorized as "indie", but I call it "public domain rock"; honestly I know none of their tunes./cd (
Jan31 20:31 cd: Why are you uploading your AM-DX to YT under category of comedy? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 20:30 If only my WKLG would just plain give up; almost nobody listens to it...>>>/cd (
Jan31 20:29 Maybe Big will become my 2nd hat trick catch (Ms/Es/Tr) come spring; WRBH 88.3 being the other./cdEL96 (
Jan31 19:59 [14:37] congrats on receiving Big 102.1 cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan31 16:56 I plan to compile a best-of for YT./cd (
Jan31 16:56 I'm sure I heard WOTB 88.7 "The Bridge 88.7" as well during this thing last week./cd (
Jan31 16:55 Amazing what can be heard, just by reviewing recordings....for example....>>>/cd (
Jan31 16:55 [15:26] Thanks. Double mode catch. Unlike the Ms catch, WKLG was on the air./cdEL96 (
Jan31 16:55 Believe so as that is the date their analog license will expire - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 16:43 Is it all analog TV to end in Canada? de ka5dwi/7 (
Jan31 16:19 Therefore everyone needs to do their best ATV DXing Canada before then. After that it will be snowing on Sept 1. (TV screen snow that is) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 16:16 I believe Aug.31, 2017 will be the end of the remaining rural analog TV's in Canada - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 15:26 14:37-yep cd, that be it. Listen to it almost every day. Nice catch! Mike-La (
Jan31 15:21 Yes it is, as it is 545 miles NNW, but the center point of the path is over the over the middile of Lake Ontario on the west end - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 15:18 Elliot Lake even more difficult!/cdEL96 (
Jan31 15:10 Ms -6 sec. burst at 10:00:30 am EST - Analog TV-3 (z offset); CICI CTV Elliot Lake, ON with 19kW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:58 But I will check on it now for you - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:57 cd: I had ATV-3 (+ offset) CITO CTV Timmon, ON 100kW at 613 miles on Oct 30, 2016 @ 2215U & Dec. 1, 2016 @ 12:13U - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:46 JAW, how about checking chA3 for Timmins ON?/cd (
Jan31 14:37 Mike-La: Was reviewing my Tr recordings from last week---you know Big 102.1---is that "Acadiana's Greatest Hits"?/cdELl96 (
Jan31 14:31 Well at least I know my TVDX setup is fine. If it can detect meteor scatter then it can haul in F2 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:29 Not seeing any Ms burst on 55.250 MHz (Z offsets) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:27 Also had another long burst (unmeasured) at 9:19 am EST for CIII - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:18 cd: At first I thought Es was starting up towards the north - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:16 JAW, that's great. I do notice on DXMaps that all "blue" seems to concentrate on northern US and Canada; no wonder it's so difficult for me./cdEL96 (
Jan31 14:15 Ms - WOW a 1 min, 27 second long burn @ 09:07:40 am EST for CIII - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 14:07 Ms - 20 sec. burst @ 9:01:48 am EST - Analog TV-2 55.260 MHz (+ Offset), CIII, Global Network, Bancroft, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 12:29 [01:44] But, on, THAT doesn't count - it wasn't Es!!! Hi - Frank M. (
Jan31 09:13 Ms - 15+ sec. burst @ 4:09:06 am EST - Analog TV-2 55.260 MHz (+ Offset), CIII, Global Network, Bancroft, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 06:51 Ms - 4 sec. burst @ 1:48:09 am EST - Analog TV-2 55.260 MHz (+ Offset), CIII, Global Network, Bancroft, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 06:15 Ms - 3 sec. burst @ 1:08:43 am EST - Analog TV-2 55.240 MHz (- Offset), CHBX, CTV Network, Sault Ste Marie, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 05:24 [03:09] Houston DTV U's coming in here now - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan31 03:09 Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Jan31 02:52 [01:25] should have said no F2 till around the next solar maximum - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan31 02:03 No DU's. Wish I had. Best DX was 7Q Malawi. I think Pat worked the same guy too. de ka5dwi (
Jan31 01:53 dwi: Did you have any contact(s) with DU land via F2 in 89? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 01:53 I completely missed that one in Feb 2012. You win some, you lose some, some get rained out. de dwi (
Jan31 01:50 That's right cd, it's been five years. Thus we have to reward ourselves again - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 01:49 I got on the tail end of one JA opening in late 1989. Haven't worked them on 6M F2 since :( de dwi (
Jan31 01:47 I had worked 6M F2 to Europe, Africa, Canada, Carribean, Australia/N Zealand many times (62 DXCC) de dwi (
Jan31 01:44 At least JAW and I will remember that historic Feb 29 2012 F2 path to Brazil/Peru, replete with audio./cdEL96 (
Jan31 01:42 01:22 I meant 2M Es in February only once in 35 years. Also I wish to work 6M JAs one more time before I am called. :) de dwi (
Jan31 01:40 Jim F. - Thank you de dwi (
Jan31 01:37 dwi: I can't wait that long (lol). Even if all I get is a measly five minutes worth of it during the whole month - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 01:36 Will do, Art. Thanks. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan31 01:29 Jim F. email me with anything you know. An ARRL associate wants to be updated. Thanks ka5dwi at yahoo. (
Jan31 01:26 My propagation blog recent post. de ka5dwi/7 (
Jan31 01:25 [01:21] yep not until the next solar cycle - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan31 01:24 I am not convinced the next cycle will be as bad as they say it will be. de ka5dwi (
Jan31 01:24 I finally got in touch with Pat's neighbor who watched his house. He said Pat had no living close relatives as far as he knows. However, he was somewhat close to a high school classmate. That guy secured an attorney to look into Pat's affairs and belongings. Apparently there hasn't even been a burial yet. He's going to send me the classmate's number. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan31 01:22 I worked one 2M Es opening back in 1987. EM12=> DM43 and DM03 de dwi (
Jan31 01:21 If the predictors are right, we won't see F2 on VHF for the next 15 years if then. de dwi (
Jan31 00:44 I'm going to start focusing on analong TV-2 F2 during February. If anyone gets F2, let me know here - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan31 00:32 Oops, made the same goof cd did N8NU (
Jan31 00:30 Es in February is rare, but one opening was great (2009 IIRC), Got KARK-4, which made it my only station by Es and Tr from the same DX site N8NU (
Jan30 23:55 Sorry for el rojo./cd (
Jan30 23:54 Es in Feb for me only happened once---ID'd, that is./cdEL96 (
Jan30 23:42 I think i will post an Aurora and E-SKIP watch for Jan 31 to Feb 3rd 2017 just in case :) - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan30 23:36 Been dead for 2 days. (
Jan30 23:34 EM40 ... Bad report. No Es here on 10 Meters with the PropNET group.¢er=US (
Jan30 23:31 [22:52] Usually Es just before the CME hits us. Once here...bye bye de ka5dwi (
Jan30 23:31 76 MHz Es cloud over southern California right now on sherlock map - amfmtvdtvbbrla. EM40 (
Jan30 23:29 cd: I would like to DX from the ISS cruising through the F2 layer - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan30 23:26 Goofed again---click on it---part of it was on Glenn Hauser's World of Radio in 1986ish./cdEL96 (
Jan30 23:25 Part of this very clip was (
Jan30 23:22 Forgot Ontario. Soon after worked UT and OR. Put me over 200 Grids on 2 Meters. de dwi (
Jan30 23:22 AM would be interesting, but it would have to be in its coldest, darkest months./cdEL96 (
Jan30 23:21 (23:14) Antarctica DXn is on my bucket list---but Es would be impossible unless multi hop./cdEL96 (
Jan30 23:21 [00:02] was one of my last great 2M Es openings in DFW TX. Worked MN, OH, PA, NY, CT, & MD de ka5dwi/7 (
Jan30 23:19 There is a US PropNET op in Peru right now. de dwi (
Jan30 23:18 [23:14] yes :) - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan30 23:14 *from (
Jan30 23:14 am and cd, maybe a field trip to Argentina? That would certainly be interesting DXing for down there :) Mike-La (
Jan30 23:07 [03:33] Tim, what an FMBC Es opening looks like de ka5dwi dm34 (
Jan30 23:01 So I see. Keep in mind that their January is like our July. Australia/NZ have had a lotta red the last 2 weeks./cdEL96 (
Jan30 22:55 Es is starting to pop in an unusual place. Southern tip of South America right now - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan30 22:52 Big coronal hole facing earth. This should test if coronal holes on sun causes Es - amfmt dtvbrla EM40 (
Jan30 22:14 [00:03] Way back when, I had a 108 opening that covered ND to NM. Stations going up and down like a calliope. It was exhausting and I loved it ... Mike (
Jan30 19:02 The first sunspot group of Cycle 25 (12620) appeared on December 18 - Jerry (
Jan30 13:34 ....but when I had it (less intense) last year, I did check 8, & nada. It *was* possible, too many 8's, causing no subdecode at all./cd (
Jan30 13:33 When I had WX Es in 2015 I forgot to check DT 8 (7 is occupied here)...>>>/cdEL96 (
Jan30 06:57 could we ever get high band VHF TV, if the skip gets that high, or is that band too crowded to get a digital lock (and the FCC seems to make it worse with their desire to pack VHF eventually) (
Jan30 06:53 nm I see the Adirondacks mentioned. was an occasional DXer- too bad I didn't that summer- since I had a more open high VHF at the time - Joshua (
Jan30 06:44 I think the '04 event reached New York state, right? Joshua FN02 (
Jan30 03:33 I just entered into the SDR world. Got RTL-SRD off ebay for cheap. Pretty neat. How is signal strength measured? Tim EM86 (
Jan30 02:23 In Michigan, one can't get FM BCB DX from all directions- there's nothing 700-1400 miles to the north to DX N8NU (
Jan30 00:03 I couldn't imagine having a 108 opening with ALL directions open. Even when the MUF is 144 mhz, skip is from one particular area. I'll take one opening where 97.3 is 5-6 deep! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan30 00:02 6/18/2010 was the date of Frank/Jeff's Mexican high band opening. The same night it moved west and I had MB/SK on FM and ch 6 CBWT audio. MUF was 96.9. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan29 18:51 Ms - 3 sec. burst @ 1:27:55 pm EST - Analog TV-2 55.260 MHz (+ offset), CIII, Global Network, Bancroft, ON - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan29 15:49 I have seen short distance Es backscatter on 6 & 10 M (120-250 mi) also during these openings (2M) de dwi (
Jan29 15:46 But I was working grids about 500 miles shorter at the time (Utah and Ohio and PA) at the same time. de dwi (
Jan29 15:44 [14:34] Partially correct. My long distant 2M Es EM12 to FN43 & CN85 were cloud to cloud. de ka5dwi art (
Jan29 14:56 [14:37] OOPS! I meant 45°/215° nu (
Jan29 14:40 The ionization was at about 170° from my perspective (EN81). No highband TV for me, but signals from EVERYWHERE. The FM band sounded like 1400 AM at night, no IDs could be made. N8NU (
Jan29 14:37 DXers who had highband TV Es had paths on a 45°/135° path. N8NU (
Jan29 14:34 My strange hypothesis: Es above 140 MHz needs not only to be strong, but to also be a long line or series of "clouds"........ (
Jan29 14:10 Radio humor: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan29 11:40 [11:05] Thanks Frank M - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan29 11:06 [10:36] Actually, it may be possible that some of us will NEVER AGAIN see two stations zero-beating.--Frank M. (
Jan29 11:05 Yeah, if you get Es to El Paso, who else at any distance is going to notice it? But at least you have a couple nearby DX'ers. BTW great on the wonderful Florida opening last week--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:49 [10:20] weird how Es happends sometimes Frank. sometimes the samething happens here during Es - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:36 well I told him that he of no one else had to worry about WAFB-9 Zero beating (CCI) anyone else again with their flea power 5.57 kW DTV signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:32 [10:23] yes he had WVUE 8 New Orleans here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:30 Pat told me on this board that during most Tropo events WAFB TV-9 would always Zero Beat (CCI) his local KLRN-9 signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:23 Did he have anything from Louisiana? I think maybe he had 'Nawlins on 8??--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:23 I'm situated where one-third the skip openings I'm gonna get won't be reported by ANYBODY on here, and most openings other people get won't be seen here--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:22 he did not receive my local WAFB TV-9. In the analog days WAFB-9 was a blowtorch of signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:21 And THAT was around 3:30 or 4 in the afternoon...normally a really awful lull time for ANY skip--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:20 On the other hand, I had that highband skip to Channel 13 (no ID's above XHBR-11) on June 18, was it 2011? - an opening noticed by almost nobody else--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:18 But maybe not. Endpoint may have ended in & around New Orleans La. just 80 miles short of my location - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:16 blar = brla, uhh... (
Jan29 10:16 Yeah blar you probably were close enough...likely could have been something like CKWS-11 for you--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:14 Such a midpoint also explains his South Carolina on 2 Meters.--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:14 I wish I was DXing that Es event. I may have been close enough to receive some High Band Es here in Baton Rouge La. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:13 I think the midpoint was right over WLSD (Big Stone Gap VA), haha. I surmise N8NU's Piqua OH was extreme backscatter--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:10 How long did that High Band Skip last? By watching those videos looks like it started around the evening news cast 5 or 6 pm - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:09 um, also SAY... (
Jan29 10:09 I think he only missed 12, 9 in northeast MS. Didn't he also way it was HIS FIRST TV SKIP **EVER**?--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:07 And the guy who cleaned out Mississippi high-banders while on vacation in the Adirondacks, was definitely in a "sweet spot"--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:06 [10:04] My realization was, of course, spot-on...though it was utterly different from anything I'd seen anything like it before--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:05 Hi Frank M. How are you this morning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 10:05 I was thinking to myself "Wow, I bet somebody is getting highband skip somewhere"--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:04 Believe me, I was looking HARD for weatherband or highband skip, because I realized quickly what was PROBABLY going on--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:03 The entire FM dial was SOUP, with almost nothing dominant and a puree of "weak" battling signals--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:02 I remember that date of July 6, 2004. The first hour or so, the lowband was a total blur. NO WEATHER OR HIGHBAND SKIP noted that day, I was in the wrong place--Frank M. (
Jan29 10:00 [07:10] No, he actually did mean 120 miles on 6 meters. He worked Piqua, Ohio on skip--Frank M. (
Jan29 09:20 [09:13] Northern DXers need to be on the lookout for Aurora DX. Yakima, maybe you will see the Northern Lights from this ? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 09:13 Solar wind flowing from this large coronal hole could reach Earth as early as Jan. 31st, although Feb. 1st is more likely NASA/SDO said. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 09:10 Another even bigger coronal hole has opened up on the sun & turning towards Earth - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 07:58 yeah Yakima is correct unheard-of territory!! - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 07:10 Did you mean 210 miles on 6M? Because 120 mile Es on 50mhz is absolutely unheard-of territory!! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan29 06:36 That opening also had my shortest analog TV Es from Temperance- KYW and WPVI, a tie, as they shared the same stick. N8NU (
Jan29 06:23 I worked SC on 2 meters (from SE MI- unusually close), and 6 meters at about 120 miles in that 2004 opening. N8NU (
Jan29 01:39 [18:59] If I recall correctly, I got into a massive 2 meter e skip opening on that date (July 2004)- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Jan29 01:15 Tr 105.5 KRBI St. Peter, MN in/out. Blah - En35 (
Jan28 22:21 It's time to move-on trying to forge S.N., flux to Es events. Time to focus on other factors. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan28 22:18 I concur with N8NU statement 100%. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan28 22:11 Forgive me for saying it again. When it comes to Sporadic-E, the best thing to do with sunspot numbers and solar flux is to disregard it. N8NU (
Jan28 21:21 That translates into lower tropospheric temperatures (think about it) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan28 21:20 That translates into lower tropospheric temeratures (think about it) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan28 21:11 Keep in mind too, that event happened when the Earth was at it's greatest distance from the sun when sunlight on the planet is 7% less. Believe it or not! - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan28 19:12 Yes, interesting how the sun was practically blank of sunspots yet Es MUF was over ch 13 in the east. 222 mHz Es noted in that opening. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan28 19:12 the rest of his VHF Hi Band Es videos are here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 19:08 on July 6 2004 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 19:06 [18:59] with a Radio Shack 6-element FM antenna roughly aimed SW on upstairs balcony with No preamp - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 19:03 Analog Ch. 7 Es in full color - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 19:00 Analog Ch 12 Es - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 18:59 However on July 6 2004 this Happend Ch. 13 Es with no SP's or Storms - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 17:34 Sunspots and G1 to G5 solar storms affect Es MUF. But there is no evidence that they can cause Es to happen. Makes you wonder. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan28 16:28 [04:34] Classic Sporadic-E Is unaffected by the sun, however, aurorae can cause "Au-induced Es", and mass ejections often cause aurorae. N8NU (
Jan28 04:34 22:40 Es not sun dependant (
Jan27 22:49 Ch 4 Dom Rep has live video online. The "mosaic" 4 logo, if not clear, BEGS for a // stream to confirm./cdEL96 (
Jan27 22:40 [21:31] Nothing noted on ch 3/5/6 - ch 2/4 had Dom Rep....then later on ch 2- with volleyball likely Cuba. (
Jan27 22:40 There is a coronal hole on the sun is facing the Earth. May be causing these Es - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan27 22:27 have a mess of signals on 55.250. TheDominican Warbler is one of them. Seems to be getting stronger over the last hour - kw4rz em60 (
Jan27 21:31 Is ch 5 Telemicro watchable, Fred?/cdEL96 (
Jan27 21:28 Es FM Spanish spotty fade ups on 88.1 89.7 90.1 90.5 90.9 & 96.5 de fred SC FM03af (
Jan27 21:15 I see and hear a very weak video carrier on 55.249.200 Mhz on the USB RTL-SDR# - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan27 21:09 Es fade ups into FM 90.5 - Spanish Talk de fred SC FM03af (
Jan27 21:04 Es HIJB-2z Dom Rep - in/out all day - now with strong steady signal de fred SC FM03af (
Jan27 16:59 Es ch2z - south w/Spanish in briefly for a few minutes de fred SC FM03af (
Jan27 11:26 I know they're out there....smartphone basically "bookmarks" only 12 favorites./cdEL96 (
Jan27 05:55 Learn to use alternative sources of information ... Mike (
Jan27 03:53 It's back up now./cd (
Jan27 03:36 Not that Es are around, but DXMaps is down./cdEL96 (
Jan27 01:42 Yes it is 2017---goofed. But it happened in '16. /cd (
Jan27 01:40 A few months ago our church had tornadoes in the area, and everyone's smartphones went off during the sermon. Life in 2016./cd (
Jan27 01:39 Naw. It's digital, and runs (ran) on AC, and would switch to battery when electricity is out./cdEL96 (
Jan26 23:49 cd: Is it one of those that you have to wind-up with a crank handle? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan26 23:45 JAW yeah i've seen some of the codes before. it's also my understanding that a lot of local municipal sirens are triggered via SAME as well JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 23:38 (20:31) It is an Eton. I still have it stashed away, but repair would cost more than buying another one./cdEL96 (
Jan26 23:36 Lessons were leaned from both Three Mile Island, PA and Fukushima Daiichi, JA nuclear accidents - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan26 23:34 JJ: Modern NOAA WX/All Hazards radios includes SAME codes for nuclear power accidents - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan26 23:29 It's in weak right now on the globaltuners node JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 23:26 Some information is given in french as well. - JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 23:24 - JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 23:24 male (
Jan26 23:19 JJ: Does VAZ533 use a male or female synthesis voice? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan26 23:06 here's a crude illustration of how my antenna is wired JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 23:02 JAW: I do get WeatherRadioCanada VAZ533 regularly on 162.475 out of windsor. Usually during tropo the band is all jammed up, hard to pick out individual stations. JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 22:38 JJ: Can you hear any Canadian NOAA stations on a weather radio from your place? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan26 22:33 I even tried giving it a louder signal (long story short, after splitters, the SDR and the ATSC tuner are about -15db compared to everything else in the house) JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 22:32 however it's not as good as decoding the actual video as my TV sets are. JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 22:30 I just figured out how to get TsReader to work with an old PCI ATSC tuner. Would be awesome if I could autolog somewhere with that. I get a lot of subdecodes on that which would never appear on my TV sets JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 22:18 looks like you can decode SAME/EAS using an SDR now...interesting JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 20:31 cd: Do you recall the make of the radio - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan26 20:26 JAW, I was given one as a gift, but it stopped working in only a few months. No "EXT ANT" either./cdEL96 (
Jan26 20:22 cd: Do you own a NOAA S.A.M.E. digital weather/all hazards alert radio? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan26 20:17 We may be treading into political waters..../cdEL96 (
Jan26 19:54 JJ haha Mike-La (
Jan26 17:27 mike: not fake news, alternative facts! JJ in EN82 (
Jan26 16:59 In all fairness, I was away from home, but checked car rx. So really, no idea, so I apologize./cd (
Jan26 16:54 That was exactly the phrase I wanted to use./cdEL96 (
Jan26 16:23 15:57-map does look promising-still "fake news?" Mike-La (
Jan26 15:57 APRS showing Miami to PR tropo. Yah right./cd (
Jan26 15:56 FWIW, WXDJ 106.7 returned the HD. Glad that they "complied" with me yesterday. ;) /cd (
Jan26 13:46 Nothing special here except hearing 89.5 WKSG barely, and 3 bars on Sony for 98.5 WKTK./cd (
Jan26 13:30 I think sometimes they report Es as tropo, but I will turn antenna./cd (
Jan26 13:29 I just awoke, but I was up about 2.25 hours ago checking for Tr and was on a GT; nothing special./cdEL96 (
Jan26 12:32 cd & Randy wake up. ARPS map is showing Tropo to Costa Rica in your location - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 05:59 Tr very strong south FL - also video on ch 2 most likely Cuba at 712 miles! de fred SC FM03af (
Jan26 05:47 [05:07] Most likely missed it - currently south FL in with strong signals....Fred SC (
Jan26 05:07 Hi de fred, there was a Tropo duct in South Carolina to Domincan Republic at about 8 pm - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan26 05:05 Hi de fred, there was a Tropo duct to the Domincan Republic at about 8 pm - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan26 05:00 [3:16] Even adding My Analog Dx catches don't help get me near your totals - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 04:58 Tr WJGO-102.9 FL Tice "102-9 Bob-FM" with local ads NEW - 479 mi!! de fred SC FM03af (
Jan26 04:56 [03:16] cd, you got me beat. I don't have enough DTV's to be an expert in that field - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 04:44 The cold front passed through early this morning and pretty much took out what was left of any halfway decent tropo..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan26 04:43 Aside from the 3 stations I posted last night, the tropo here was relatively disappointing. It seemed to peter out and only supported area enhancement, definitely nothing long haul...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan26 03:19 Fred could easily check analog TV for DR and Haiti, if the reports are not "fake news."/cd (
Jan26 03:16 I would just like to add 1 more DTV to the 138 I have no means a world record./cd (
Jan26 03:14 Don't lose sleep looking for reports from me!! :) /cdEL96 (
Jan26 02:59 It's cooking good DX now. Will be ready for cd & Rob by 4 or 5 am - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 02:56 Woah check out ARPS Domican Republic to South Carolina Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 02:55 Where's Fred/SC? Maybe he will be getting some extremely long Tr soon. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan26 02:49 Wish I was back in Puerto Rico right now... this seems like a very rare path - K4NBF (
Jan26 02:48 Wow, NC/SC coast to Dominican Republic APRS path - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan26 02:32 cd, get some sleep now and maybe wake up about 4 or 5 am. That huge yellow DX blob should be full of DX goodies for you - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 02:16 [02:12] thanks Mike-La you did outstanding with the time you had to DX. You received some stations I did not get - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 02:15 only thing that came close to decoding was a DTV on 41 Mike-La (
Jan26 02:12 02:03-it was a good night last night am-nice job on that Miami DTV! I didn't come to play til about 3 am, so I'm sure I missed out on some other FL catches Mike-La (
Jan26 02:06 [2:03] and Jack in Austin is out of it too - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 02:03 [01:55] lt is up to you cd & Rob in Lakeland to see what this Yellow blob will do. Jim-F, Mike-La & I are out of it now. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 01:55 My car radio seemed to detect DX, but I may relax tonight./cdEL96 (
Jan26 01:45 Cold front just blew thru here. Knocked down Temps here 12 degrees. Tropo is long gone from here now,- amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 01:42 AM---7 and 10 Tampa Bay should be your best bets./cd (
Jan26 01:41 Where's da blue tonite?/cdEL96 (
Jan26 00:56 That is why Mexico has so many low power shadow relay channels in their mountains - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan26 00:54 Yeah forgot those Mountains are like shields - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan26 00:42 [23:56] Mountains here are very effective signal blockers ... Mike (
Jan26 00:20 cd, what VHF DTV's in Florida not couting Florida panhandle should I look out for via Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 23:59 Just the right conditions that's all. I know it is rare in your area but it does happen sometimes - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 23:56 [23:39] Yakima, keep trying it may have been them. There was some California & Arizona Tropo yesterday and this morning not impossible. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 23:39 Long-range Tr is impossible here. Van BC and Eugene OR farthest. But it would be nice to hear Boise or Klamath Falls via Tr ONCE in my life. I've heard faint country on 96.5 before during non-Es events, wonder if it could have been KFLS Tulelake. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 23:35 My top DX prize would be to receive actual Video & Audio on TV via Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 23:18 My AirSpy SDR should receive weak Video carrier and Audio on TV channels in Cuba before you can see or hear them on a TV - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 23:09 [21:25] you're right cd, I should have checked analog for Cuba. next time there is Tropo into Miami I will check - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 22:56 [22:19] I might Dx some in the morning around sunrise. But by then that cool front will be passing thru here and it will sweep this Tropo away - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 22:47 Got an email from Penfold Communications; my 90.3 was indeed WIGW FL./cdEL96 (
Jan25 22:19 [[21:27] KA3JAW, I blew my energy DXing this last event. don't have enough fuel in the tank to DX tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 22:15 [21:27] (
Jan25 21:54 I have been working overtime, so no dice. Tr supposed to go far away by the weekend./cdEL96 (
Jan25 21:53 [21:50] Florida Keys trip that is cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 21:50 I guess the Florida Keys would be overkill at this point according to what APRS maps is showing tonight / morning :) - amfmtvdtvbrla. Em40 (
Jan25 21:45 (21:40) I should be happy either way; no DX means reeeeeee-lax./cd (
Jan25 21:43 Any repeat of a July 1992 opening (see my YTs as cd637299) would be nice./cdEL96 (
Jan25 21:41 It's just too weak of a station and on low V; easier to catch as Es from 1000 miles than as Tr./cd (
Jan25 21:40 It was only sad that I caught no new DTV. DT 5 didn't decode this morning, but I am sure twas Gainesville./cdEL96 (
Jan25 21:40 cd, get ready your to receive your bag of good mouth watering DX tonight Analog & FM flavor - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 21:33 I give credit to all DXers that had an opportunity to get in on that tropo red monster blob in the GOM in which sleep was not an option - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 21:30 (it was a picture of a Bert Lahr in that Lay's jpg/cd) (
Jan25 21:29 (21:27) How about me, JAW? Huh huh? How about it?/cdEL96 (
Jan25 21:28 I had to keep eating as in receiving the Dx. It was so good. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 21:28 Lahr didn't like it, and Butler's name had to be listed on Snag's Cocoa Krispies TV ads./cd (
Jan25 21:27 (21:25) OT---ppl thought Lahr voiced the cartoon character Snagglepuss, but it was Daws Butler...>>>/cd (
Jan25 21:27 am: You might have a second chance at a massive Tr blob tonight too, get ready. (lol) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 21:26 The Cubavision and Multivision networks are 24 hours. You wouldn't see any others./cd (
Jan25 21:25 It is like the old Lay's ads used to say, (you can't eat just one!) amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 21:25 AM, you coulda checked analog TV for Cuba---after all it was into UHF./cdEL96 (
Jan25 21:16 I wanted to stop DXing at 3 am but when Miami came in here the DXer in me said no way keep going :) amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 21:11 BTW WZIQ was in car rx....with that low power AND antenna not performing 100%, well, a miracle./cd (
Jan25 21:10 BTW WSIQ (
Jan25 21:09 (21:01) I am kinda in the same boat; personally I would prefer standing up at this time./cd (
Jan25 21:08 106.9 WPLL (thx WXDJ), 107.3 WWJK FL, 107.7 WFXX./cd (
Jan25 21:07 106.5's WAVH AL, WCJX FL, WZIQ GA (thx WXDJ!)..../cd (
Jan25 21:06 100.5 WHHZ, 104.9 WYGC FL..../cd (
Jan25 21:06 102.1 WQLC FL, 102.3 WXUS FL, 104.5 assumed WOKV FL.../cd (
Jan25 21:05 95.9 WBBN MS, 98.5 WYLD LA, 101.1 WAFT GA (car rx).../cd (
Jan25 21:03 91.5 WCIE RDS o/WLRN IBOC, 94.3 WNFB FL..../cd (
Jan25 21:02 89.9 WWNO LA, 90.3 unID "Bible School Radio" believed to be WIGW..../cd (
Jan25 21:01 I have a job where I have to stand up for 8 & half hours and run a packaging line and pack product in boxes & stack boxes, on pallets. - amfmtvdtvbrla. Em40 (
Jan25 21:01 88.7 AL Dothan..../cd (
Jan25 21:01 88.1 WAYT GA, WJSP GA (in HD, relogged as HD from last year)..../cd (
Jan25 21:00 Rundown of Tr last night/this morning above..../cdEL96 (
Jan25 20:58 I had only 3 hours of sleep and am at work now. Kind of feeling like crap but it was worth it - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 19:57 Well that P.R. tropo arm just broke off to Miami - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 19:45 If memory serves, seems like I had some 1000+ mile tropo to TX and MX in the 2nd week of March last year. Craig EL98 (
Jan25 19:44 Tr WAMR-107.5 FL Miami - SS local ads - 501 mi - fair signal de fred SC FM03af (
Jan25 19:43 KA3JAW: Thanks, wish I could have listened last night and this ealry morning, had the antenna down for repairs. Craig EL98 (
Jan25 19:38 Tr WMIA-93.9 FL Miami Beach - 939 MIA Rythm from the 80's to now - weak signal 502 mi de fred SC FM03af (
Jan25 19:33 Craig EL98: Congrats on MX tropo! I have been waiting all of last night, early morning up to now for somebody to report MX-FM - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 19:14 Tr from 1721utc had to post to WTFDA forum to get ID. 91.3 XHEOB-FM Pichucalco, Chiapas, MX 1080 miles. Not bad for lunch tropo. Craig EL98 (
Jan25 18:20 Tr 100.3 WLGP Harkers Island NC //GNN web stream 535 mi - Vero Beach GT Florida (Finndx) (
Jan25 18:12 The tropo red blob just grew an arm from Miami to P.R. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 18:06 Tr 96.3 WRHT Morehead City NC "Thunder Country 96.3" 532 mi - Vero Beach GT Florida (Finndx) (
Jan25 16:38 (15:22) These more often seem to occur more around March./cdEL96 (
Jan25 15:57 Tr WFAL-105.9 GA Milner - The New Zoom 105.9/101.1 239 mi NEW de fred SC FM03af (
Jan25 15:52 [14:32] Thanks, Yakima. Pat was missed for sure last night. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan25 15:22 Is this considered a big Tropo opening for the Gulf? At least for this time of year? (
Jan25 15:09 Tr 106.5 WZIQ GA, GNN R---on car radio! 2450w/cdEL96 (
Jan25 15:08 Yup./cdEL96 (
Jan25 14:32 Pat would have loved to experience this Tr opening. Congrats to all. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 14:31 Grrrr subdecode on DT 5, very likely Gainesvile./cd (
Jan25 14:22 [13:40] WXDJ in HD unnecessary now---it's HD2 was WRAZ, but they are in parallel./cd (
Jan25 14:02 BTW I raised FM antenna 3 feet---on cinder blocks./cd (
Jan25 14:01 Tr 100.5 WHHZ FL the Buzz/cd (
Jan25 13:59 I wonder if Rabbitears autologger could somehow work with my Kworld ATSC USB tuner....JJ in EN82 (
Jan25 13:57 Tr 102.1 WQLC FL "Corbett Mobile Home Supply of Lake City."/cd (
Jan25 13:55 Subdecode on 8 teasing me again./cd (
Jan25 13:53 Tr 106.5 WAVH AL "Mobile Mornings on FM Talk 106.5"./cdEL96 (
Jan25 13:51 [13:19] wonder if Tr was mistakenly reported as Es./cd (
Jan25 13:50 tr 104.9 unID some sorta Morning Zoo, no hint of location./cdEL96 (
Jan25 13:46 tropo really dropping off now-good luck cd Mike-La (
Jan25 13:43 Tr 106.9 WPLL FL The Pulse./cdEL96 (
Jan25 13:42 Tr WMRK-107.9 AL Shorter - HD over semilocal - 359 mi (NEW) de fred SC FM03af (
Jan25 13:40 WXDJ 106.7 HD off! Wonder if that was going on last night./cd (
Jan25 13:30 Tr unID 90.7 jazz./cd (
Jan25 13:29 Tr 90.5 WBVM FL, RDS only, messing with WVUM./cd (
Jan25 13:26 Tr ----get this!----88.1 WAYT GA (new)---but to hear it, I have to DEFEAT WJIS HD by tuning away, and then back! Odd!/cdEL96 (
Jan25 13:25 Tr 97.5 Winter Haven FL- 668 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 13:22 Es MUF up to 109 MHz above EM78 at 12:59z - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 13:19 am: You can't go to bed yet, Es is coming up next (lol) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 13:14 [12:44] Speaking of---had new 89.9 WWNO late last night./cdEL96 (
Jan25 13:13 [12:50] I am going to Bed have fun guys. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:57 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa FL (554 mi) back in here with Michael Jackson's Beat It- amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:51 Tr 103.5 WFUS Gulfport FL-618 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 12:50 12:40 it's pretty thick Jim, tuning in 93.9 WMIA Miami now, time to go to work - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 12:50 Hope both ops are recording as they go, all it take is 3 seconds to miss a call sign, area, branding or slogan - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 12:46 [12:44] and I am a about 50 miles or so closer east of you to florida and not receiving 9.9 WMMO - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:44 [12:39] strange how Tropo works you have WMMO Orlando FL and I have a weak WWNO fading in & out on 89.9 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:43 Tr 89.3 WRMB Boynton Beach 477 mi and 92.7 WAVW 442 mi both with RDS in this mess - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 12:43 thx Jim ai'll ck it out Mike-La (
Jan25 12:42 Tr 99.7 WOOF Dothan AL-422 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 12:42 Mike-La, you should be checking the Bahamas list on WTFDA FM db. Looks like you have a really good shot at it - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan25 12:40 RZ, just pulled up the APRS map. Looks like you should be buried in tropo :-) - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan25 12:39 Tr 89.9 WMMO Orlando FL 679 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 12:38 Tr 107.9 WEAT West Palm 466 mi clobbering Panama City. Any new log from Florida very rare here - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 12:34 who gets Freeport, Grand Bahama first. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 12:33 We have some extreme DX sports here with two ops in LA state. I am just waiting to see - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 12:33 Tr 93.5 WBGF Belle Glade FL (689 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:26 Tr 93.9 WMIA Miami Fl (744 mi) back in here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:25 My local wpcv 97.5 100kw (10 miles away) has been replaced by another station Rod (
Jan25 12:22 Thanks Rod from Lakeland Highlands Fl, (
Jan25 12:21 Tr 92.7 WAVW Stuart FL-772 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 12:16 Generally, longer & organized paths are a duct - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 12:14 new to site. is it ducting or tropo (
Jan25 12:13 [12:02] on air ID's no RDS most signals are fair one or two bars on the Sony XDR-F1HD Tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:12 Lakeland Highlands here. ALL locals being lifted and replaced by Florida-Georgia line stations (
Jan25 12:03 Tr 106.3 WUUB Jupiter FL (714 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 12:02 am: Are you getting FM ID's via RDS or aural? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 11:54 Tr 103.9 WXKB Cape Coral FL (621 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 11:41 Tr 99.3 WEBZ Mexico Beach FL (346 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 11:39 Tr 99.3 WEBZ (346 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 11:37 Tr 98.9 WBZE (411mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 11:30 162.500 Natchitoches WXN87; 162.525 Bogalusa WGN51; 162.550 Lafayette WXK80, Monroe WXJ96, New Orleans KHB43 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 11:27 Tr 104.1 WDLT Saraland, AL (389 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 11:24 Tr 99.9 WMXC Mobile, AL (386 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 11:16 Tr 162.475 MHz Noaa WX WXL41 Buras La (124 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 11:15 KA3JAW, I have very weak Noaa WX signals on 162.500,162,525 & 162.550MHz too weak to make out what they are. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 11:09 Tr Noaa WX WXL41 Buras La (124 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:50 am: I see you have UHF DTV-17 (3 PSIP) WEAR in Pensacola, FL - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 10:39 You might be right on desensing your NOAA channels with that RCA DSP as the VHF gain is 16dB - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 10:35 not too far. I am picking up the 162.400 KHB46 signal very strong here. I will Hookup my VHF Hi/Lo antenna to see if I can receive them - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:31 How far away do you live from the Baton Rouge KHB46 162.400 1kW tower? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 10:27 KA3JAW, I think the preamp is causing too much noise in the Noaa 162Mhz frequency to receive them. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:24 Tr 105.7 WWLL Sebring, FL (623 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:21 no Pro 2004 scanner and AirSpy. bet I would receive those Noaa stations if I had my VHF-Hi antenna up - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:14 Do you have S.A.M.E NOAA Radio? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 10:13 [09:29] KA3JAW no signals on Noaa WX. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:13 KA3JAW no signals on Noaa WX. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:12 NOAA Orlando KIH63 162.475 1kW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 10:08 This TG-TR red blob is turning into a monster; now developing northern border of Costa Rica - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 10:08 Tr 105.1 WOMX Orlando FL (690 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 10:06 Tried WX but 162.45 blank./cd (
Jan25 10:06 Subdecode on 8 but could be Key West./cdEL96 (
Jan25 10:05 NOAA WX in West Palm Beach, FL KEC50 162.475 1kW is Out of Service - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 10:05 Tr 107.7 WFXX MS, TOH news + Calls/cdEL96 (
Jan25 10:02 Tr 93.5 WBGF Belle Glade FL-761 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 10:00 Tr 88.7 (whatever) AL Dothan, ID/cd (
Jan25 09:59 DT 36 WPXP blocked...I know about WWL but no breakthroughs./cd (
Jan25 09:58 And (09:04) I saw that./cd (
Jan25 09:57 Been awake for 1 hour but no new TV :( /cdEL96 (
Jan25 09:56 Tr WMOR-DT-19 Lakeland FL (561 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:53 Tr 103.1 WIRK (690 mi) (new) Indiantown FL - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:50 [09:46] UHF only switch set to separate not combined with FM trap on ( set to the in position) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:50 Tr red blob moving into Savannah, GA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:46 am: Was that test for both VHF/UHF or only UHF? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:43 I tested the channel master 7777 Old model & the RCA and they were both receiving the same channels out about 400 miles during a past Tropo event - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:43 The red Tr blog is starting to tighten up; so signal should start to get slightly better; but then too time is running out - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:40 Nice to see some early morning TG-TR competition from Dx'ers in the same state - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:40 Nice to see some early monring TG-TR competition from Dx'ers in the same state - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:36 am: That RCA DSP has a UHF gain of 22dB - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:35 nice Mike-La. congrats. I hope you go farther. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:33 Tr 97.9 WRMF Palm Beach FL-797 mi (new) farthest FM Mike-La (
Jan25 09:32 Tr 99.7 WOOF Dothan AL (348 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:29 Naples WWG92 162.525 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:29 am: Try for NOOA WX: Largo KEC38 162.450; Sarasota WWG59 162.400; Fort Myers WXK83 162.475; Naples WWG92 172.525; all are 1kW ERP - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:26 I am using the RCA TVPRAMP1R preamp on my 91XG antenna it is just $22.86 at walmart - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:20 09:09-very nice am! no TV here yet Mike-La (
Jan25 09:16 TG-TR will get better as the hours roll by. Just drink more coffee or Monster energy beverages - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:09 Tr WBFS-DT-32 Miami Fl (722 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:06 09:05 ment to say farthest east & southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:06 Tr 103.1 WIRK Indiantown FL-RDS-763 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 09:05 [09:01] never have receiveed Bahamas KA3JAW. these Florida catches are my farthest west & southwest catches I have ever received - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:04 I think cdEL96 went to bed with rabbit ears on his head - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 09:02 Tr WFTX-DT-35 Cape Coral FL (613 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 09:01 am: Ever have Bahamas on FM via Tr? If not, you might this early morning - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 08:59 Tr 94.9 WWRM-RDS-Tampa FL-629 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 08:58 Tr WRXY-DT-33 Tice Fl (613 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 08:57 Tr 94.1 WLLD Lakeland FL-RDS-655 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan25 08:54 am congrats on the FL catches! Mike-La (
Jan25 08:49 cd needs to wake up now!!! - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 08:48 Tr 93.9 WMIA Miami Fl (744 mi) (new) preamp is working great. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 08:42 yes Pat would have been working hard DXing this event with us. Thanks En35 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 08:31 Pat would probably be at the dials with you guys tonight :'( maybe he sent this for you. En35 (
Jan25 08:11 Tr 100.1 WZJZ Port Charlotte FL (601 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 07:58 [7:45] Thanks, KA3JAW. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan25 07:56 am: Stay with it, the red blob is extending further east in FL - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 07:50 Tr 94.5 WFLF Parker FL (333 mi) (new) semi local 94.5 KSMB wiped out gone. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 07:45 Jim-F: Congrats on your new tropo record at 1005 miles with 102.5 FM WHPT Sarasota - The Bone - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 07:40 [7:24] Thanks, am. It was a weak signal & mixing w/KMKS in Bay City, TX, which finally overtook it. Had to review recording to confirm what I heard. - Jim-F SATX (
Jan25 07:38 Tr 106.9 WPLL Cross City FL (485 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 07:31 [07:28] preamp may just cause more adjacent channel interference and add noise than anything else - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 07:28 guess I will put the channel master 7777 preamp on FM to see if I can extend the Tropo range here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 07:24 [07:13] congrats Jim-F nice catch. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 07:13 Tr 102.5 WHPT, Sarasota, FL @ 00:40-00:47 CT, Mike Calta cut of the day, ad w/Sarasota refs & The Bone ID. 1,005 mi, new station & new tropo distance record! Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan25 06:49 KA3JAW, Tampa Bay Fl has faded out here. if it comes back in on FM I will check NOAA WX for 162.550 MHz - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 06:36 am: Program the scanner to S.A.M.E to 012049 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 06:35 am: Check NOAA WX Tampa Bay, FL, Hillsborough County KHB32 1kW on 162.550 MHz - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 06:26 no central west coast Florida DTV's here yet. but FM is sure kickin the west coast of FL here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 06:24 no central west coast DTV's here yet. but FM is sure kickin the west coast of FL here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 06:14 VCR and box ready./cd (
Jan25 06:14 Tr DT 8 subdecode,'going to bed./cd (
Jan25 06:13 (6:12) Now I feel bad about that catch. :(/cdEL96 (
Jan25 06:13 cdEL96: NOAA WX Hattiesburg, MS KIH47 1kW on 162.475 MHz is Out of Service - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 06:12 Tr 97.5 WPCV Winter Haven FL (594 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 06:12 Hattiesburg area had yet another tornado a few days ago. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 06:04 ARPS maps has gone full reD in all of Gulf now. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 06:04 ARPS maps has gone full read in all of Gulf now. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 06:04 Tr 98.5 WYLD LA briefly, ment S Harvey./cdEL96 (
Jan25 06:00 Tr 92.9 WMFQ Ocala FL (549 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 06:00 Tr 92.9 WMFQ Ocala FL (549 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 05:54 Tr WX 162.40 WWG59, relog/cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:52 Tr 92.9 WIKX Charlotte Harbor FL (603 mi) (new) in weak. heard on air ID - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 05:51 Tr 90.7 lite jazz o/WFLV, hope not Orlando./cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:51 eBAY/cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:51 (05:42) FM6 is no longer made, and it's a shame. Check eNay (
Jan25 05:46 Make that WBBN vice WMMN - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 05:44 cdEL96: That's 647 miles to Hattiesburg, MS for WMMN 95.9 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 05:42 yes B95 country. very strong here. Have fun with the tropo 73 kw4rz (
Jan25 05:42 anyone know of any good fm antenna sales using antennacraft 6 element radio shack ROD (
Jan25 05:40 Tr 89.1'WUFT FL despite antenna at 270./cd (
Jan25 05:40 B95, is that WBBN? Assume so./cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:35 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa FL (554 mi) with strong signal and on air ID heard - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 05:26 Christopher nice catch wouldnt be surprised if 95.9 is WBBN. 100kw has a huge signal - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 05:25 Nada on ch 8. :( /cd (
Jan25 05:24 Tr 95.9 Country almost sure Hattiesburg was mentioned./cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:22 WEIQ digital 41 Mobile Al 464kw lakeland fl 415 miles (
Jan25 05:22 been in / out all evening. Nothing spectacular here. 93.9 held by KMXR Corpus Christi but not strong. WMTM Georgia has been able to creep in over off the back - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 05:20 102.5 is a mix of The Bone, Sarasota, WFMF Baton Rouge and XHRR Reynosa - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 05:20 And he came, welcome Randy! How's 93.9? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 05:19 Tr 103.7 WQOL Vero Beach, FL 417 mi "Oldies 103.7" good signal, rather rare - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 05:18 wxga pbs digital tv8 solid in lakeland fl 225 miles (
Jan25 05:15 Tr 104.5 assumed WOKV FL, talk; remember WFLM moved to 104.5 recently./cd (
Jan25 05:14 Tr 96.9 WJGL FL HD decode, redux/cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:11 cd,I guess you are very sick :) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 05:09 Nothing noticeable south of me./cd (
Jan25 05:09 Tr 89.5 WKSG FL 3 bars on Sony./cd (
Jan25 05:08 Tr unID 92.5 Country, thought SC but could well have been WPAP,not heard in ages/cd (
Jan25 05:08 Tr 91.5 WCIE FL RDS despite 91.3 WLRN in HD/cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:07 I'm's what I have so far, above:---cdEL96 (
Jan25 05:06 Tr 107.1 WAOA Melbourne, FL 391 mi while pointed at Mexico, move ant a few more degrees and XHVTH Matamoros takes over - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan25 05:04 It looks like TI5RC, the Costa Rican APRS node, reported another Floridian contact in EL97 - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 04:59 cdEL96: Hope your not sleeping at the helm. MX Trans-Gulf Tr going to blow your mind - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 04:55 04:53 oh and there he is. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 04:54 [04:42] yeah where is Randy in Fort Walton Fl. hi Rod, welcome. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 04:53 Tr 92.7 KESO south Texas 38kw 711 miles. condx not too interesting right now - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 04:44 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa TAM...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan25 04:42 Rod, welcome aboard, and nice catch on 90.3-KBJS TX! When that Gulf goes nuts, so does FM. And Randy/KW4RZ is MIA. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 04:35 1st time logger but hobby for 40 years (
Jan25 04:34 yep it's happening here in florida (
Jan25 04:34 Impressive, I see that now in your post, Rod. Nice log - Bryce K4NBF (
Jan25 04:32 WOW, APRS map has exploded in red all over the Gulf - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 04:28 Lakeland Highlands Florida elevation 260 plus 30 foot tower (
Jan25 04:20 IP ending .200 with the 850 mile log - what's your location? - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 04:19 Rod Lakeland Highlands KBJS Jacksonville texas 850 mi (
Jan25 04:19 [Jan 24 - 23:44] Jim-F: The answer is yes to SARMEX - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 04:08 APRS spot from Costa Rica to EM60... maybe a faint possibility it's real? - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 04:05 click current conditions, look at florida (
Jan25 03:56 Tr 98.1 WDGL Baton Rouge, LA, Eagle 98.1 ID, 447 mi (relog) Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan25 03:44 Tropo tv 500 miles plus in Central Florida al, ms ,la tallahassee (
Jan25 03:38 I purchased a year pass to Everglades Nat'l Park if I need to avoid translators. More'n one way to skin a cat./cdEL96 (
Jan25 03:31 Some translators are practically impossible to take out. Others have small null points around my area. The KAWZ on 91.5 can be defeated, I've heard KJZZ via Es before from here. Many times from western WA. I need some type of FM phaser! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 02:58 Pretty much all local translators are toast with a twist of the antenna and/or phasing, big signals - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 02:57 tropo is down here. Still have 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa weak and 93.9 KMXR Corpus, most else burried under MS,LA 55.240 and 55.260 TV2 video in S4-6, audio too weak. Cubans? - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 02:54 Tr 94.9 WUBL Atlanta, GA (208 mi, 80 kW) blasting over line of sight 250w translator... haven't turned north yet - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan25 02:51 Take 2. On the car radio, I wasn't too impressed as far as DX yet./cdEL96 (
Jan25 02:50 On (
Jan25 01:36 Tr 102.9 KAJN Crowley LA with station ID...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan25 01:28 01:15- interesting cd, if they were on air-couldn't have been very long. At the end of video looks like 4-1 virtual? Mike-La (
Jan25 01:22 Tr 88.9 WMAU Bude, MS "MPB", good signal...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Jan25 01:15 KAHO-LD in action/cdEL96:--> (
Jan25 01:10 (00:55) KAHO-LD Woodville TX, virt 23 per Rabbitears site, listed as licensed./cdEL96 (
Jan25 00:59 Tr 90.5 UNID, '80s retro w/urban DJ - Bananarama, Will Smith, Atlantic Starr. Just taken out by KUT :-( Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jan25 00:55 00:51-cd you know their calls? Mike-La (
Jan25 00:54 00:50-not yet am Mike-La (
Jan25 00:52 Should have pointed antenna southeast. Tropo going strong to central Florida here according to APRS maps - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 00:51 Mike-La, no idea if they threw in the towel./cdEL96 (
Jan25 00:50 Am - WRKF 89.3 is in strong, too - Jim-F SATX (
Jan25 00:50 Mike-La, guess you have no Tropo yet I see, nothing on autologger from Rio Grand here - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 00:45 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi 689 mi up and down, still wimpy. Further stuff better. 107.7 KOUL in 726 miles - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 00:44 00:41-I ckd that one this morning cd, not a peep. Mike-La (
Jan25 00:44 its running SE too with 89.7 Tampa fair signal. S. Texas / Mexico more interesting due to distance - kw4rz em60 (
Jan25 00:44 (00:28) Should I just drive on I-75 for 3.5 hours after work? Har har har de har har./cd (
Jan25 00:43 Jim-F you have my locals. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan25 00:42 The RF CD 26 in Naples, which hardly anybody knows about, is a thorn in my side, as far as possibly seeing my first Mexican DTV namely XHRIO./cd (
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